Major pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has inked a four year deal with 23andMe, a genetic testing company that has a massive database of DNA information.
The partnership, announced Wednesday, will focus on the development of new drug treatments, beginning with a focus on possible treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
Roughly 5 million people have submitted a DNA sample to 23andMe to discover their ancestral background as well as general information about their health, such as certain conditions and diseases they might be predisposed to.
Customers won’t be required to participate in the $300 million deal, however.
“Our top priority is our customer, and empowering each individual with the options to participate in research. As always, customers choose whether or not to participate in research,” 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki wrote in a blog post. “Customers can choose to opt-in or opt-out at any time.”
Though there is the option to opt-out, not every customer will be aware of every detail of the user agreement, and many people have privacy concerns. Some may have excitedly submitted genetic material hoping to find out more about where their family members come from without realizing what else their personal data may be used for.
Unlike other important personal info that can be bought and sold by a company, such as email addresses and phone numbers, DNA data cannot be changed or replaced.
A SUBURB of Paris has 300,000 illegal immigrants crammed into it, according to a parliamentary report.
Politicians have warned Seine-Saint-Denis, north east of Paris, could be turned into a “huge ethnic ghetto” within two decades due to the surging numbers.
The report said the suburb – just six miles from the Eiffel Tower – is putting a huge strain on public services and creating social tensions.
There are an estimated 135 different nationalities in Saint-Denis, most extremely poor, including an estimated 600,000 Muslims from North African or sub-Saharan African backgrounds, the Daily Mail reported.
The official legal population in Saint-Denis is estimated at 1.5 million.
But the numbers continue to rise, as an estimated 80 migrants arrive in Paris every 24 hours — 550 a week.
After the break-up of the refugee camp in Calais, thousands of migrants moved to suburbs in the capital where charities say hundreds of children are sleeping rough.
Seine-Saint-Denis is popular with immigrants because of its location and efficient transport links, including the railway lines heading towards the North coast, and Britain. It’s also only a few hours from the Channel ports of Calais and Dunkirk.
In May French riot police cleared more than 1,000 migrants and refugees from a makeshift canal in Saint-Denis where they had been sleeping on pavements under bridges.
Rodrigue Koukouendo, from President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party, and François Cornut-Gentille from the centre-Right Republicans, who authored the report, want the government to review France’s ban on gathering data on the ethnic make-up of the population.
They want illegal immigrants entering France to be better monitored and regulated.
They wrote: “To identify urban phenomena of ghettoisation, to explain educational difficulties, to combat discrimination and to adapt the resources of the police and the judiciary to a specific population, the question of establishing so-called ethnic statistics is raised.”
French law currently prohibits the collection of data based on race, ethnicity or religion.
Between 8 and 20 per cent of the suburb’s population are not registered with the authorities and many turn to crime or the “black economy” to earn money.
The report says plans must be put in place to tackle poverty, high unemployment and trafficking of people and drugs which is rife in some districts.
For the past 54 years, one man has served as a prime example of why the presidential office means little to nothing: Henry Kissinger.
People who understand the left-right paradigm is a false dichotomy often cite the fact that the same oligarchical power players pay both sides, despite the complexity of different power cliques and alliances that we don’t always get to see.
But for people who won’t believe it, what evidence will you show them? If they’re determined to not understand there’s nothing anyone can do, but if someone cares to understand, here is one of the most solid pieces of evidence to cite.
Cite this when trying to show people the left-right paradigm is false: Henry Kissinger has advised the last 10 presidents, for 54 years, while being a protege of David Rockefeller. He’s the middleman from a different level of the elite, to the politicians who get what they want done.
Who was the last president to not be advised by Kissinger? John F. Kennedy. I don’t know the story to why that is, we can only imagine.
Other people of influence who have come close to the presidential office are uncomfortably close to Henry Kissinger.
The idea that we must choose between privacy and security has too often pervaded the political and economic discourses, creating false dichotomies and spurring over-simplified arguments about the roles of technologies. The discussion reveals no nuance, no consideration of the values and priorities tied up in privacy and security, no reference to the potentials of technology or the changing nature of threats and security, no indication of the other choices that exist. It has cast security and privacy as competing concepts, rather than interlinking and potentially reinforcing values. Technologies have the potential to diffuse, rather than exacerbate, the privacy/security divide. The challenge is to improve access to and understanding of technologies, ensure that policy makers and the laws they adopt respond to the challenges and potentialities of technologies, and generate greater public debate to ensure that rights and freedoms are negotiated at a societal level.
Privacy and free expression – making the link
Technologies have blurred the line between public and private thought and expression; courts across the globe are confounded by questions about how to characterise social media musings and blogs, how to think about data like location, IP addresses and cookies. Today, more than ever, privacy and free expression are interlinked; an infringement upon one can be both the cause and consequence of an infringement upon the other.
This is particularly so in the case of communications surveillance. The things an individual says to another person, their intimate feelings and opinions, who they have relationships and connections with, what newspapers they read and what movies they watch, where they go and who they talk to: each of these pieces of information are incredibly sensitive and personal. They have long been considered the preserve of an individual’s private life, not for exposure to or infiltration by anyone without consent or without exceptional justification.
Innovations in some technologies have facilitated increased possibilities for communication, and protections of free expression and opinion, enabling anonymity, rapid information sharing, and cross-cultural dialogues. At the same time, changes in technologies have given rise to increased opportunities for State surveillance and intervention into individuals’ private communications. Digital “back doors” are built into mobile telephone networks to enable State surveillance; technologies such as mass interception systems and voice and speech recognition technology enable countrywide surveillance. Social media monitoring tools, deep packet inspection, and trojans are used to monitor individuals online. Data generated by internet companies about internet users’ online activity are accessed by States, who are increasingly mandating the retention of such data.
The range of expression that might be surveilled has also grown. Whereas surveillance was historically aimed at private conversations taking place on the telephone, in the modern era, a vast portion of the expressive power of citizens is channeled through surveilable channels, including not only private one-to-one conversations, but books, magazines, conversations between groups, outlines and finished works, family records, library searches, radio shows, live video and digitized historical cultural artifacts. Modern technology increases access to all of these items and more, at the risk of making all such access knowable by powerful state actors.
When the most confidential and secret parts of an individuals’ life are exposed to the possibility of intrusion, the freedom to express oneself cannot be genuinely enjoyed. Rather, individuals begin to be afraid that their thoughts, words and relationships will be the subject of interception and analysis. Restrictions on the content that individuals can access on the internet thwart their ability to freely impart and receive information and knowledge. Requirements that individuals identify themselves online, or as a prerequisite to access internet or phone services, can result in their de facto exclusion from vital social spheres, undermining their rights to expression and information, and exacerbating social inequalities. Infringements upon private life thus have a chilling effect on free expression, causing individuals to censor their communications and inhibiting their ability and willingness to participate and engage.
The right to seek and receive information is also chilled when the government or the private sector has unchecked access to what information an individual accesses. A visitor to a library, a bookstore, or a newsstand might expect that their choice of reading material will remain private and that they will not be identified or persecuted for their reading matter. When reading matter is delivered over the monitored electronic network, that guarantee can no longer be met. States now potentially have access to all books, websites, newspapers and magazines an individual reads, the movies they watch and the music they listen to.
Infringements upon privacy and free expression also have interrelated impacts on the right to freedom of association and assembly. The monitoring of communications allows the State to know and scrutinise relationships and exchanges that individuals might otherwise want to remain confidential. Surveillance, while impacting individuals’ ability to freely express their opinions, might also impact to whom they are able to express such opinions. Individuals’ abilities to organize are also restricted: where previously membership lists were sometimes mandated in order to intimidate individuals from joining organisations, it is now possible to discern their interests from online activities, location data of their mobile and related internet services, or use of scanning technologies to identify all people within a given physical space, such as a public protest. These activities of registration and identification can now take place without the knowledge or consent of the individuals – a return to covert information gathering on political participation.
Certain groups are particularly vulnerable violations of their rights to free expression, privacy, and information. Because privacy enables individuals to work in a space unhindered by authority, journalists rely on privacy protection in order to receive and pursue information from confidential sources, including whistleblowers. The protection of sources has long been established as a requirement implicit in the right of freedom of expression. An environment where surveillance is widespread, and unlimited by due process or judicial oversight, cannot sustain the presumption of protection of sources. Even a narrow, non-transparent, undocumented, executive use of surveillance may have a chilling effect without careful and public documentation of its use, and known checks and balances to prevent its misuse.
Internet filtering, monitoring, and restrictions on anonymity online severely impede the ability of journalists to conduct research and investigations, and to publish their work to specific or general audiences. Not only do such measures impact upon journalists’ ability to freely express themselves, they also inhibit the important functions that the media plays in maintaining transparency and accountability of the State. Journalists are also particularly vulnerable to becoming targets of communications surveillance because of their reliance on online communications and smartphone devices. This is especially so where journalists are focusing their investigations on political or religious affairs.
Human rights defenders and political activists are also disproportionately subjected to surveillance and censorship. Surveillance of human rights defenders in Colombia, Bahrain, and Algeria has been well documented. In such countries, human rights defenders and political activists report having their every phone call and email monitored, and their movements tracked. Freedom of expression and freedom of information allow human rights defenders to challenge abuses to human rights; without the privacy to conduct investigations and communications away from the prying eyes from the States, this becomes impossible.
Scientists warn of potential serious health effects of 5G
September 13, 2017
We the undersigned, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 35 countries, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on top of the 2G,
3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, etc. for telecommunications already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.
(Note: Blue links below are references.)
5G leads to massive increase of mandatory exposure to wireless radiation 5G technology is effective only over short distance. It is poorly transmitted through solid material.
Many new antennas will be required and full-scale implementation will result in antennas every 10 to 12 houses in urban areas, thus massively increasing mandatory exposure.
With ”the ever more extensive use of wireless technologies,” nobody can avoid to be exposed.
Because on top of the increased number of 5G-transmitters (even within housing, shops and in hospitals)
according to estimates, ”10 to 20 billion connections” (to refrigerators, washing machines, surveillance cameras, self-driving cars and buses, etc.) will be parts of the Internet of Things.
All these together can cause a substantial increase in the total, long term RF-EMF exposure to all EU citizens.
Harmful effects of RF-EMF exposure are already proven More than 230 scientists from 41 countries have expressed their “serious concerns” regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices already before the
additional 5G roll-out.
They refer to the fact that ”numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines”. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders,
and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plants and animals.
After the scientists’ appeal was written in 2015 additional research has convincingly confirmed
serious health risks from RF-EMF fields from wireless technology. The world’s largest study (25 million US dollar) National Toxicology Program (NTP), shows statistically significant increase in the incidence of brain and heart cancer in animals exposed to EMF below the ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) guidelines followed by most countries.
These results support results in human epidemiological studies on RF radiation and brain tumour risk. A large number of peer-reviewed scientific reports demonstrate harm to human health from EMFs.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2011 concluded that EMFs of frequencies 30 KHz – 300 GHz are possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). However, new studies like the NTP study mentioned above and several epidemiological investigations including the latest studies on mobile phone use and brain cancer risks confirm that RF-EMF radiation is carcinogenic to humans.
The EUROPA EM-EMF Guideline 2016 states that ”there is strong evidence that long-term exposure to certain EMFs is a risk factor for diseases such as certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, and male infertility…Common EHS (electromagnetic hypersensitivity) symptoms include headaches, concentration difficulties, sleep problems, depression, lack of energy, fatigue, and flu-like symptoms.”
SOURCE: ALETHO NEWS
BY JACOB G. HORNBERGER – FFF – JULY 27, 2018
The U.S. mainstream press can easily recognize the dominant and influential role that the military plays in society, so long as they are referring to countries like Pakistan and Egypt. Unfortunately, the same reporters and commentators turn a blind eye to the similar phenomenon here in the United States.
For example, the Washington Post writes: “When not in power, [Pakistan’s generals] have exerted outsize control over foreign policy, the economy, and local politics.” The New York Timeswrites: “Even during civilian rule, the country’s generals have wielded enormous power, setting the agenda for the country’s foreign and security policies…. As prime minister, Mr. Sharif ran afoul of the military early on by trying to assert control over foreign and defense policy, which is seen as the army’s domain.”
It’s the same in Egypt. Newsweek points out that after the military coup that ousted democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi from office, “The army stepped in…. Five years on from the coup, the military government — led by general-turned-president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi — has established a firm grip on the nation….”
Meanwhile, not surprisingly, the U.S. government is flooding the Egyptian military with hundreds of millions of dollars that the IRS has forcibly taken from the American people.
What the mainstream media and, unfortunately, all too many Americans, fail to recognize is that the Egyptian, Pakistani, and American governments all have a fundamental governmental principle in common: All three are national-security states and, consequently, in all three regimes the military and intelligence sections of the government play the dominant role within the government and within society.
What is a national-security state? It is a type of government that has a vast and permanent military-intelligence establishment. Secrecy is a core element, with threats of severe punishment on anyone who discloses secrets of the regime.
The most important principle of a national-security state is, not surprisingly, a concept called “national security.” Everything revolves around recognizing and eradicating threats to “national security.” There is no established definition of “national security.” The military and the intelligence forces wield the omnipotent and non-reviewable power to determine who and what constitutes a threat to ”national security” and the omnipotent and non-reviewable power to eradicate it.
In Pakistan and Egypt, the entire national-security establishment is subsumed in what is simply referred to as “the military.” In the United States, the national-security establishment is divided principally into three parts: the vast military establishment, led by the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA. I say “principally” because to a certain extent the FBI, over time, has been absorbed into the national-security establishment.
What many Americans fail to realize is that the United States wasn’t always a national-security state. When the Constitution called the federal government into existence, the federal government was a limited-government republic. The size of the army was extremely small and there was no CIA, NSA, or FBI. There was no concept of “national security.” Transparency, not secrecy, characterized the republic.
That all changed after World War II. Americans were told that in order to successfully confront America’s World War II partner and ally, the Soviet Union, in a “cold war,” it would be necessary to convert the federal government from a limited-government republic into a national-security state, which is what the Soviet Union was.
That’s how America ended up with essentially the same type of governmental system that exists in Pakistan and Egypt. It’s also how the country ended up with such programs as assassination, torture, indefinite detention, mass surveillance, and denial of due process, none of which existed when the federal government was a limited-government republic.
What many Americans also fail to recognize is that it’s the national-security establishment that is really the part of the federal government that is in charge, especially when it comes to foreign policy. That’s why President Trump was unable to pull U.S. troops out of Syria after expressing a desire to do so — the Pentagon wouldn’t permit it. It’s also why he was unable to release the CIA’s long-secret JFK records last fall, as he announced he was going to do and as the law required — the CIA wouldn’t permit it. It’s why Americans continue to be saddled under a regime that engages in mass secret surveillance, no different in principle from that which exists in Pakistan and Egypt — the NSA will not permit the federal courts to interfere with its surveillance operations. It’s why no congressional candidate would ever dare to call for a dismantling of military installations or projects in his district — the Pentagon as well as the local press would skewer him.
When it comes to enforcing the Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal judiciary are permitted to maintain an appearance of being ultimately in charge but only up to a certain point. That’s why there are people in Guantanamo Bay who have now been incarcerated by the Pentagon and the CIA for 14 years without a trial.
A book that every American should read is National Security and Double Government by Michael J. Glennon, professor of law at Tufts University. Glennon explains perfectly how the U.S. national-security state works compared to nations like Pakistan and Egypt.
In those countries, the control of the national-security establishment is direct, while in the United States it is indirect. Here, the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA permit the president, the Congress, and the judiciary to appear to be in control of the federal government. But as Glennon shows, it’s just a veneer. The real control lies with the part of the government that wields the largest amount of force, and that part consists of the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA.
Recall what George Washington is reputed to have said, “Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. It is force.” But not all parts of the government are equal. Some wield more force than others. It is undeniable that the national-security part of the government wields the most force of all.
If anyone in Washington, D.C., had doubts about the overwhelming power of the U.S. national-security establishment, such doubts came to an end on November 22, 1963, when President Kennedy was assassinated after taking on the military and the CIA. (See FFF’s book JFK’s War with the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated by Douglas Horne and my new video-podcast series “The National-Security State’s Assassination of John F. Kennedy.) Kennedy had reputedly vowed to tear the CIA into a thousand pieces, to end the racket of the Cold War, to withdraw all U.S. troops from Vietnam, and to normalize relations with Russia, Cuba, and the rest of the communist world, all of which, needless to say, was considered heresy to the national-security establishment. Suddenly, after Dallas, it dawned on everyone in Washington that there was a new sheriff in town, one that would not countenance any threat to the power of the national-security establishment and, of course, to its existence, just like in Pakistan and Egypt. That’s undoubtedly a lesson that President Trump himself is now learning.
There’s No Safe Limit for Any Pesticide for Children
As noted by Leu, when access to corporate studies are gained through freedom of information requests or legal discovery, most turn out to be of poor quality. “Most of them actually show a whole range of diseases and risks,” Leu says, leading many independent scientists to conclude the chemical in question is harmful and should be either severely restricted or banned altogether. Having extensively reviewed the science on pesticides, Leu believes the greatest threat is the hazard these chemicals pose for our children.
“There’s no specific testing done for children,” he says. “There’s absolutely no published scientific evidence to show any level of safety. On the other hand, studies show there is no lower level that is safe for children.
Children, when we talk about the unborn, the newborn and grown children up to puberty, they do not have the detoxification enzymes in their livers that we have as adults. Particularly for young children, that means they have no way of detoxifying even the smallest amount of a pesticide or a chemical.
The evidence shows that even small amounts, when children are exposed in the womb, through breastfeeding or at a young age, it severely affects the way they develop. It affects the nervous system, the hormone system and the reproductive system.
When you look at the science, there are so many areas that can be negatively affected by these small amounts. Unfortunately, a lot of these effects last a lifetime. And also, we know some are intergenerational. Those children’s grandchildren will be affected.”
You Do Not Have Healthcare. You Suffer Under Disease Management Control.
Your body has to build a billion cells a day. Does your doctor talk to you about a plan to help your body build a billion cells a day to maintain good health?
American drug companies have 100 drugs to manage the disease known as Hypertension. An American doctor will usually consider any Blood Pressure above 120 over 80 to be abnormal and sufficient cause to write you a prescription. But in Europe they don’t treat anyone for High Blood Pressure until it goes over 180. In India doctors think that any BP under 140 is dangerous and a sign of pathology.
Let’s take a look at an American Medical Association Journal article that most doctors ignore. Mortality rates are four times higher for people with systolic pressure under 120 than for those with pressure over 160. This study was based on examination of records for 48,000 patients from 259 US hospitals. It would seem that doctors pay more attention to salesmen from pill pushing Big Pharma than they do to scholarly research articles.
To state this so simply that even a drug company salesman can understand it: Higher Blood Pressure means lower death rates. Think of it this way: The heart is a pump. It delivers oxygen through the blood to every cell in your body. If you have damage to the heart or to the arteries, wouldn’t it make sense that higher pressure from your pump would make you live longer because it delivered more oxygen to your cells?
A lack of common sense combined with an inability to read and understand peer reviewed scientific articles has produced the following plan of attack: To give you a more normal Blood Pressure reading, doctors will give you a medication that lowers the ability of the heart to deliver oxygen to your body’s cells. This causes your bodily organs to wear out at a faster rate and for you to experience premature aging.
To achieve these goals your doctor will prescribe Beta Blockers, ACE Inhibitors (Angiotensin Converting Enzymes) and/or diuretics. The result of this strategy is early death from cancer, heart disease and/or diabetes.
A disease is caused by either deficiency or toxicity.
Tylenol is a deadlier drug than heroin or cocaine. Tylenol thickens and damages blood vessels
Most people do not drink enough clean water. Water is the best blood thinner. If you have high blood viscosity, try drinking clean water before you try anything else. If your blood is too thick – from a lack of water – you will have higher blood pressure.
Clean water does not include fluoride. Dr Dean Burk PhD, 34 years with National Cancer Institute, said fluoride causes more cancer deaths than any other chemical.
Pulse Pressure is the difference between between Systolic and Diastolic. 120 minus 80 is 40 and normal. 150 minus 110 is also 40 and is also normal. Blood viscosity should also be measured. Neither is considered by doctors who practice Disease Management Control.
Things that increase blood viscosity: Blood Pressure meds, NSAID’s (Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, diet products, dehydration, diuretics and all medications except rat poison (coumadin),
Anatomy lessons unheeded by the AMA: The spleen checks every blood cell every 20 minutes. If a red blood cell is not functioning properly, the spleen will pass it over to the liver. The liver breaks down damaged red blood cells and turns them into bile so you can digest fats. If you have a poor diet or have toxic blood, the spleen will not function properly. That means you will have old red blood cells, so your blood cells cannot carry enough oxygen.
In 1983 there were 10 vaccines given before the age of 6. By 2010 there were 38 vaccines given before the age of 6. Before 1950 children rarely ever died from cancer. Today cancer is the leading cause of death in children. Children from birth to age 18 are given 74 shots of 16 different viruses.
The National Coalition of Organized Women did a study of the H1N1 vaccine given in 2009-10. They determined that the H1N1 vaccine caused 3,587 stillbirths and miscarriages. Vaccines are injected into the bloodstream. These vaccines include cancers and viruses.
MSG has 40 different names which the Fraud and Deception Association allows corporations to use to trick consumers into taking a toxic substance.
The colon produces vitamin K. The appendix is a lymph tissue associated with the colon. In America the appendix is removed if it becomes inflamed. An appendectomy increases your risk of colon cancer by 60%. If you had an appendectomy, your doctor probably did not tell you that you need to drink lots of vegetable juices and eats lots of soluble fiber to clean the blood and colon.
And, if your gall bladder was removed, did your doctor tell you that you will have a problem with fat metabolism and have increased cancer risk? Did your doctor to increase your intake of healthy saturated fats?
90% of Seretonin is produced in the gut so if the gut is not functioning properly, them there is a strong possibility that the brain might be impeded in its proper functioning.
Every medication slows or stops a metabolic process. That is not healthcare.
4,000 of the 5,000 a year who die from asthma actually die from their asthma drugs. That is disease management at work.
The above information was taken from a video entitled Detoxification which I posted below the Related Articles. The first of the related articles has more health information and a video lecture from the same man.
Video: Enzymes, Cancer And Healthy Blood Pressure
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Wave After Wave of Garbage Hits the Dominican Republic
Come for the beaches, say tourism ads for the Dominican Republic.
But it has some beaches you might want to skip right now.
The Caribbean nation is known for sapphire seas and ivory beaches, but it is grappling with waves of garbage washing up on its shores, a vivid reminder of the presence of thousands of tons of plastic in the world’s oceans.
Those piles, most notably the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” are usually far from human settlements, to say nothing of resort destinations.
But instead of visitors relaxing on Montesinos Beach in the capital, Santo Domingo, there has been an altogether different scene, one unlikely to wind up on a postcard: Hundreds of city workers and volunteers who have been waging an uphill battle against wave after wave of sludgy garbage.
Images have shown teams using pikes, shovels and excavators to lift the garbage, only to be met with new waves carrying even more.
Sixty tons of garbage have been collected on the beach since last week, Reuters reported. The haul included plastic bottles and Styrofoam takeout boxes, Parley for the Oceans, an organization that works to reduce plastic waste in the world’s oceans, said in a statement.
The images are shocking, but perhaps not for people who live in the Dominican Republic. “It happens pretty much all the time if there is a strong rainfall or a storm,” said Cyrill Gutsch, the founder of Parley for the Oceans, in a telephone interview.
The phenomenon is not confined to the Dominican Republic, he said, and can be seen in many developing nations with a coastline. “Everybody uses the rivers and the beaches as dump sites.”
What is happening in the Dominican Republic is only a small symptom of the larger global problem, Mr. Gutsch said. Plastic dumped in and near rivers washes into the ocean, and only a small percentage bounces back onto shore. The majority makes it to the high seas.
Mr. Gutsch said that recycling was a short-term solution and amounted to only a bandage. Parley for the Oceans advocates phasing out single-use plastic altogether.
The plastic waste washing onto Montesinos Beach comes from the Ozama River, which flows into the Caribbean nearby, one of those in charge of the cleanup, Gen. Rafael Antonio Carrasco, told Reuters.
“What you don’t see in the picture is all the toxic stuff,” Mr. Gutsch said, adding that once it is out in the open, plastic breaks down and releases chemicals that are impossible to capture.
Wildlife trapped in the debris and humans affected by the toxic particles in the waves are all at risk, local environmentalists said.
|The vast illiterate are fodder for censors|
Illiteracy leads to censorship
By Jon Rappoport
“…intellectual freedom is a deep-rooted tradition without which our characteristic western culture could only doubtfully exist. From that tradition many of our intellectuals are visibly turning away. They have accepted the principle that a book should be published or suppressed, praised or damned, not on its merits but according to political expediency. And others who do not actually hold this view assent to it from sheer cowardice.” (George Orwell, 1953)
When those who control public discourse, in a nation, see that they are losing to upstarts, that their flimsy ideas are being supplanted by much stronger ideas, the shocked controllers turn to the more direct strategy of censorship.
In terms of substance, and even popularity, the ministers of truth are losing; so they abandon reasoned discourse altogether. They desert this fertile, competitive, and NECESSARY territory. They no longer debate. They ban.
Among their supporters are crowds of illiterates.
There are many people who, because their education was a vaporous thing, have no interest in the written or spoken word.
The reason is obvious: they can’t read.
Their natural impulse is to make excuses. “Who needs books?” “People who write books are showing their privilege.”
For these excuse-makers, book burning would mean NOTHING. All that matters is: what slogans should I shout?
For the illiterate, a book is a mystery. How could anyone put all the words together and write one? Somehow, the author must have a secret method of downloading the book from an elite source, a cloud, a machine, their DNA.
A book, a report, an article, a study, an essay—millions of people in “advanced societies” don’t have a clue. When censorship tightens, who cares? It’s just words.
IT’S JUST WORDS.
Elite societal players welcome illiteracy. They love it. It’s one of their cherished goals. Ignorance is good. More than that, illiterate people are easy to convince that repressive censorship isn’t a problem. It’s just something that “happens.”
If you don’t have “the right ideas,” you should be censored.
IT’S JUST WORDS.
Words are useless “things” like tacks and marbles and crayons and paper clips. Who cares?
“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed, will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten.” (George Orwell, “1984”)
At its root, illiteracy becomes a form of reductionism. What can be comprehended, discussed, debated, or reasoned shrinks.
IT’S JUST WORDS.
Illiteracy is more effective than political correctness. Untold numbers of people can’t understand the sentences that are floating and flying by them every day. They register this by building up anger. Unfocused anger. They are perfect fodder for know-nothing social and political movements that requite violence and repression. After all, they were repressed, weren’t they? Weren’t they left hanging out in the wind by their education, their schooling? Now is the time for revenge.
They were limited in what they learned; therefore, limit everyone else. Why not?
IT’S JUST WORDS.
There is a sub-text percolating in many, many schools: “All right, you students, this is your education. We’re going to keep you from learning the language. We’re going to hold it back from you. At the same time, we’re going to praise you and push you ahead from grade to grade. You’ll know something is wrong. But you’ll accept what we do to you. It’s easier. You’ll take a ride through school, and then we’ll dump you out into the world. We’re making rebels wholesale. Ignorant rebels. Rebels without the tools for THINKING. You’ll have to find a place where thinking isn’t important. Good luck. Here’s a suggestion. Find a group where all you have to do is yell and throw rocks. Learn what to yell. Demand your right to get EVERYTHING FOR NOTHING. That is all.”
Do you want a piece of interesting news? I can offer it, based on my experience of the past 17 years writing online. The declining system of education creates a vacuum. And into that vacuum, writers who do value language step forward, and they do present actual ideas. This is a large vacuum, so it can accommodate many writers.
They are creating new realities.
And readers show up.
Miracle of miracles.
These writers and readers are the “replacement team.” They are standing in for the colleges and universities and the sloganeers.
They are not censoring themselves or anyone else.
They are proliferating language, not reducing it.
Here is the secret: the history of humans reveals that language does, in fact, expand. It doesn’t lie down and die. It doesn’t wait for know-nothings to catch up. It doesn’t wait for anyone. Poets and novelists and playwrights and essayists find and invent new branches of word and thought.
They are making the future every day.
And as far as pure ideas go, no matter how hard some people have tried, Jefferson and Madison and Tom Paine and John Adams are not dead yet. Their shaped principles embedded in sentences live on.
If at some point, the entire population of the planet were illiterate, except for four writers, those four would invent a new ocean that couldn’t be contained—and somehow, readers would show up.
Perhaps you think I’m describing a kind of magic, and maybe I am, but I’m also giving you ironclad fact. It has always been so.
The Internet may have been invented with machine language, but the writers who have appeared on it are multiplying their own language.
They are outdistancing the machine.
They always will.
SNOOPWARE INSTALLED BY 11 MILLION+ IOS, ANDROID, CHROME, AND FIREFOX USERS
SOURCE: ARS TECHNICA
The snooping wares affect both Android and iOS users, as well as those who installed Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox extensions, according to a blog post published Tuesday by AdGuard, a developer of ad blockers and privacy tools. AdGuard cofounder Andrey Meshkov said in the post that the extensions and apps make a list of every exact address of every page visited and combine it with a unique identifier he believes is generated when the extension or app is first installed.
“There are numerous ways of discovering your real identity from observing your browsing history,” Meshkov wrote. “It can be straightforward, for instance, there is no ambiguity in who can visit this page: https://analytics.twitter.com/user/ay_meshkov/tweets. Even if you do not happen to visit such pages, there is still a high chance of exposing your real identity.”
The post identifies the following wares:
An ad blocker for iOS. It’s hard to estimate the users count as it is not distributed via the App Store.
- Chrome extension with 410,000+ users.
Beautiful photos! Full moon eclipse and Mars
By Deborah Byrd in Astronomy Essentials | Today’s Image | July 28, 2018
Earth flew between the sun and Mars this week, so, during yesterday’s total lunar eclipse, the moon and Mars were close. Photos from the EarthSky community here.
Prabhakaran A wrote from Trichy, India: “The full moon on the night of July 27-28, 2018 presented the longest and darkest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. Totality spanned 1 hour 42 minutes and 57 seconds. The most distant and smallest full moon of the year passed through the center of the Earth’s dark umbral shadow which reached its maximum length and width for the year. This beautiful eclipse happened on the same night of Mars opposition.”
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Tracey Slaven captured the moon and Mars from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Canon 600D
600 Tamron lens.
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Henrique Feliciano Silva in Lisbon, Portugal caught a commercial airplane crossing the moon during the July 27 eclipse. Note that Mars – below the eclipsed moon – is shining more brightly than the moon.
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Full moon eclipse with Mars nearby, a view from the Rheinwiesen in Düsseldorf, Germany from Radhika Mohan.
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Total lunar eclipse as seen from jaipur, India from Priyanka Chobey.
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July 27, 2018 total eclipse of the moon over the Sacra di San Michele, Piemonte, Italy, from Gabriella Milani.
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Total lunar eclipse and Mole antonelliana (Turin, Italy) from Stefano De Rosa.
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Tom Thrasher wrote: “Shot from my level 4 floor balcony which is looking west out over the Indian Ocean ‘towards South Africa,’ as we say. Had to be very patient for clouds to pass over, but then sky opened up very clear. I cropped out Mars as it was so bright in photo and therefore appear blurred. Fantastic early morning experience. I read EarthSky every day and look up info using Star Walk 2 or Solar Walk 2.” That’s a great way to use EarthSky, Tom! We also hear good things about the online planetarium software Stellarium.
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Stages of the lunar eclipse from Abhishek Bethanabotla in Hyderabad, India.
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Stages of the lunar eclipse from Matthew Chin in Hong Kong. Looks like Matthew had some thin clouds …
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Helio C. Vital in Saquarema, Brazil saw the eclipse at moonrise, when the moon was still low in the sky. Hewrote: “The moon was very low during totality (9 degrees above the horizon only at U3)! I first spotted the moon some 25 minutes after its rise as I had predicted. Such delay was due to the fact it was thousand of times dimmer than the usual full moon when it crossed the horizon. The moon was many times darker than Mars when I first glanced it, only 5 degrees above the horizon at 17:48 (UTC-3h). It was a therefore a dark eclipse not due to recent major volcanic eruptions, but due to the fact the moon crossed the center of Earth`s shadow where the shadow is very dark. What a nice show the totally eclipsed moon and Mars in opposition (only 7 degrees apart) put on over Saquarema! Nikon CoolPix P900 camera using its Moon Mode.”
Bottom line: Photos of the total lunar eclipse of July 27, 2018 – longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century – from the EarthSky community. During this eclipse, the planet Mars was near the moon and brighter than it had been since 2003.
Thanks to: http://earthsky.org
Army Selects Firms To Design Next High-Tech Assault Rifle For “Decades Of Hybrid Wars”
The United States Army is preparing for decades of hybrid wars across multiple domains – space, cyberspace, air, land, and, maritime. Back in October, we examined the Army’s latest Training and Doctrine Command report, which highlights how the next round of hybrid wars could begin somewhere around 2025 and last through 2040.
Currently, the Army is in a transitional period [quiet period] before the next round of wars start. President Trump has infused the Pentagon with more than $700 billion this fiscal year, in the attempt to plug significant gaps and expand emerging technologies. For instance, the Army has made it clear that it will replace its three decades old M249 light machine gun and the Colt M4 Modular Weapon System Carbine, with a lightweight and higher chamber pressure assault rifle.
Back in March, we documented how the Army selected the Textron/AAI Corp. LSAT (Lightweight Small Arms Technologies) Cased Telescoped Machine Gun, a new high-tech assault rifle that can release a high rate of specialty designed bullets with as much chamber pressure as an M1A2 Abrams tank to pierce through the world’s most advanced body armor, into the Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle (NGSAR) program.
AAI Corp. and Textron have been developing some of the world’s most advanced assault rifles for a dozen or more years, in hopes to be the defense contractor that replaces the Army’s M249.
Now it seems Textron is not alone. According to the Prototype Opportunity Notice (PON) for NGSAR, the U.S. Army Contracting Command-New Jersey (ACC-NJ), on behalf of Project Manager Soldier Weapons, awarded six (6) separate Fixed Priced, Full and Open Competition (F&OC), Prototype OTA’s to:
- AAI Corporation Textron Systems – Hunt Valley, MD; OTA W15QKN-18-9-1017
- FN America LLC. – Columbia, SC; OTA’s W15QKN-18-9-1018 & W15QKN-18-9-1019
- General Dynamics-OTS Inc. – Williston, VT; OTA W15QKN-18-9-1020
- PCP Tactical, LLC – Vero Beach, FL; OTA W15QKN-18-9-1021
- Sig Sauer Inc. – Newington, NH; OTA W15QKN-18-9-1022
“These Prototype OTA’s will be for the manufacture and development of a Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle (NGSAR) system demonstrator representative of a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 and Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 6. The expected Prototype OTA duration is twelve months after award. The Prototype OTA’s were awarded on 25 June 2018,” stated the PON. Following each manufactures submission of their prototype weapons, there will be an open competition, where each gun manufacture hopes their weapon outperforms the rest and ultimately replaces the M249.
In a Textron press release, the company states the prototype will be based on their cased-telescoped weapons and ammunition portfolio.
Wayne Prender, vice president of Applied Technologies & Advanced Programs at Textron Systems, spoke with Military.comabout his firm’s prototype weapon and the NGSAR program.
“We are leveraging and building upon our lineage of lightweight squad weapon technologies that we have been working on over the last 14 years,” he said.
Prender said his firm was notified in late June of the contract award to deliver “one prototype weapon, one fire control system and 2,000 rounds of ammunition within 12 months.”
The NGSAR program also wants gun manufacturers to decrease the weight of the ammunition by at least 20 percent. According to Military.com, Textron has invested large sums of money into its case-telescoped ammunition technology.
“The futuristic cartridges – featuring a plastic case rather than a brass one to hold the propellant and the projectile, like a conventional shotgun shell – offer significant weight reductions compared to conventional ammo,” said Military.com.
Despite Textron’s vast experience in defense, Prender reveals it could be quite challenging to deliver what the Army wants.
“They have some pretty aggressive goals with respect to lethality and weight and size and some other performance characteristics,” he said. “All of those things individually may be relatively easy but, when you start stacking them all together, that is really where it becomes complex and you need a new design.”
Pender was not at liberty to discuss the specifics about the prototype Textron is submitting but said: “we are taking lessons from all of our case-telescoped projects to include the 5.56mm, 7.62mm, and the intermediate caliber — all that information is informing this new design.”
“There is not an easy button here. Certainly, we think our case-telescoped solution is an ideal one to meet these requirements … but there is development that is necessary over and above what we have done to date,” he added.
In case you are wondering what the next high-tech assault rifle could look like, well, watch this video:
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Is It a Solution to Declining and Ageing Populations?
United Nations projections indicate that over the next 50 years, the populations of virtually all countries of Europe as well as Japan will face population decline and population ageing. The new challenges of declining and ageing populations will require comprehensive reassessments of many established policies and programmes, including those relating to international migration.
Focusing on these two striking and critical population trends, the report considers replacement migration for eight low-fertility countries (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States) and two regions (Europe and the European Union). Replacement migration refers to the international migration that a country would need to offset population decline and population ageing resulting from low fertility and mortality rates.
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- Executive Summary (PDF): English – French – German – Russian
- Chapter 1 – Overview of the issues
- Chapter 2 – Literature review
- Chapter 3 – The Approach: Methodology and Assumptions
- Chapter 4 – Results
B. Country Results
Republic of Korea
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
More than 90 percent of establishment media coverage is hostile towards President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, says a report by the Media Research Center.
“The negative tone is a consequence of journalists’ decision to frame nearly all of their coverage around the plight of those adversely affected by the administration’s enforcement program, rather than those harmed by illegal immigration or those who support enforcing existing law,” MRC said.
Since January 2017, the evening news broadcasts by CBS, NBC and ABC have let only four victims of violence by illegal immigrants state their case on TV, while 478 migrants, illegal immigrants, and other foreigners were given time in front of the camera to make their case to Americans, said the report.
During the 18 months of the Trump presidency, immigration has received more airtime on the three broadcast evening news shows than any other policy topic. The networks’ coverage has been relentlessly hostile to the administration (92% negative, just 8% positive), largely because these newscasts have framed nearly all of their coverage around the plight of those adversely affected by the administration’s enforcement agenda, and have virtually ignored law enforcement or anyone harmed by illegal immigration …
Lopsided as it is, the networks’ preference for soundbites from Trump’s victims doesn’t fully account for the 92% negative news on this topic. Reporters and anchors themselves amplified the messages of “fear,” “dread,” and even “terror” among those barred from entering the U.S. or facing deportation.
On the February 11, 2017 NBC Nightly News, as the lax Obama-era policies were replaced, correspondent Gabe Gutierrez said: “families of undocumented immigrants say they’re now living in fear….An immigration attorney in Atlanta, says there is a sense of panic among her clients.” On March 3, then-CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley warned: “There is a growing sense of dread among immigrants in America.”
Read the report here.
By 2050 humans will attend own funerals as robots – futurologist
Posted on July 25, 2018 by Galen
On top of planning your pension and future financial security, now’s the time to put money aside for downloading your brain data, according to a leading futurologist who says we’ll be attending our own funerals as robots by 2050.
Dr Ian Pearson, who has a self-proclaimed 85 percent accuracy record when looking 10 to 15 years ahead, says humans will one day (and in the not too distant future) hook their minds up to external machines while alive to boost intelligence, improve memory and sensory capacity.
External IT capabilities mean the technology can connect to your brain seamlessly so it feels exactly the same, says Pearson. Furthermore, the scientist says that when you physically die, almost all of your brain will still be functioning… as a machine.
“By around 2050, 99 percent of your mind is running on external IT rather than in the meat-ware in your head,” claimed Pearson in his blog, Futerizon.
When your human body eventually gives into inevitable fatal deterioration, Pearson says “assuming you saved enough and prepared well” you can simply transfer your brain data to an android: “attend your funeral, and then carry on as before, still you, just with a younger, highly upgraded body.”
“Some people may need to wait until 2060 or later until android price falls enough for them to afford one,” he says. “In principle, you can swap bodies as often as you like, because your mind is resident elsewhere, the android is just a temporary front end, just transport for sensors.”
However, as humans have come to learn with personal data, the question as to who would own your proverbial brain after you’ve physically vacated the planet is an important one.
Like any fine print in a deal that feels too good to be true, Pearson explains that because the data will be stored on a cloud and not your personal server, it could be owned by Google, Facebook, Apple “or some future equivalent.”
So much like selling your soul to the devil, consumers will be tasked with selling their inner life’s work of knowledge and memories for a version of immortality: “You may in fact no longer own your mind.”
A half-hour commute from Amsterdam, a piece of farmland is slated to become a new kind of neighborhood. Vertical farms, along with traditional fields and orchards surrounding homes, will supply food to people living there. Food waste will turn into fish feed for on-site aquaculture. Houses will filter rainwater, but won’t have driveways. A “village OS” tech platform will use AI to simultaneously manage systems for renewable energy, food production, water supply, and waste.
The 50-acre neighborhood, which will be nearly self-sufficient as it collects and stores water and energy, grows food, and processes much of its own waste, was initially planned for construction in 2017. The developers, called ReGen Villages, struggled with red tape–the area, on a piece of land that used to be underwater but was reclaimed in the 1960s when a seawall was constructed–has regulations that make it difficult for someone other than an individual homeowner to build on land that is mostly used for farming now. But after the project finally got government approval this month, it’s ready to take its next steps.
“We can connect a neighborhood the way it’s supposed to be connected, which is around natural resources,” says James Ehrlich, founder of ReGen Villages. If the project raises the final funding needed to begin construction, what is now a simple field will have new canals, wetlands, and ponds that can soak up stormwater (the area is seven meters below sea level, and at risk for flooding) and attract migrating birds. The land will be planted with trees, gardens, and food forests. Vertical gardens inside greenhouses will grow food on a small footprint. The 203 new homes, from tiny houses and row houses to larger villas, will provide needed housing in an area where the population may double in 15 years. The houses range in cost from 200,000 to 850,000 euros.
As cities become increasingly expensive and crowded, Ehrlich believes that this type of development may become more common. “In the last few years, we’ve really seen that the market has shifted and that there’s a hollowing out of cities,” he says. “They are really expensive and the quality of life is going down, and as much as millennials or younger people really want to be in the city, the fact is that they can’t really afford it . . . the trends are really moving toward this kind of neighborhood development outside of cities.”
There’s also a need to rethink infrastructure so it works more efficiently, with a lower environmental footprint. The new development considers everything–from electricity to sewage–as an interconnected system, and software links the pieces together. Electric cars, for example, which will be parked on the perimeter of the neighborhood to keep streets walkable, can store some of the extra power from the neighborhood’s solar panels and other renewable energy.
The neighborhood works differently than most. Because of the expected arrival of self-driving cars in coming years, and to encourage walking and biking, the houses aren’t designed with parking; a new bus line along the edge of the neighborhood, with a dedicated bus lane, can take residents to the town of Almere or into Amsterdam. (As in other parts of the Netherlands, separated bike paths also connect to the city.) Water will come primarily from rain collection. The on-site farming, including raising chicken and fish, will supply a large portion of the local food supply. If neighbors volunteer for the community–to garden, or teach a yoga class, or provide elder care, for example–the community will use a blockchain-based time bank to track their hours, and then provide a discount on their HOA fees.
A “living machine,” a system that uses plants and trees to filter sewage, and a separate anaerobic digester, can handle the neighborhood’s sewage and provide irrigation or water reused in energy systems. A system for processing food and animal waste will use black soldier flies and aquatic worms to digest the waste and create both chicken and fish feed. Other household waste–like cans and bottles–will be handled by the municipal recycling system, at least initially.
It’s a design that Ehrlich believes is feasible elsewhere, though it may not easily fit into existing regulations, and it would need political support. (Some other “agrihoods,” neighborhoods with built-in farming, do already exist, like Kuwili Lani in Hawaii, which also uses renewable energy and harvests some rainwater.)
“We know that governments around the world are in a desperate situation to build probably over a billion new homes around the world,” he says. “It’s a terrible housing crisis. At the same time, they wrestle with a number of things: the commercial interest of farmers, the commercial interests of traditional real estate developers, material companies who have a way of doing things that they’ve been doing for 100, 150 years. Most of the rules on the books relate to this district-scale thinking–of grid-based electricity, of district-scale water, of district-scale sewage.”
Financing is another challenge: While typical real estate developers look for large rates of return and quick exits, ReGen Villages plans to stay involved in its developments and get long-term, single-digit returns. The company is still raising the last round of money needed for the new development. Because Almere has regulations that don’t allow for high density, the initial development will also be more expensive. But once it’s built–something that Ehrlich expects to happen in 2019–others can follow more quickly. “We have access to a lot of really big money that’s waiting for us to finish the next pilot, and so we need the proof of concept,” he says.
The company has plans to build future developments near cities like Lund, Sweden, and Lejre-Hvalso, Denmark, and it ultimately hopes to bring a low-cost version of the neighborhoods to developing countries. “We can imagine going to rural India, sub-Saharan Africa, where we know the next 2 [billion] to 3 billion people are coming to the planet, and where we know that hundreds of millions of people are moving into the middle class,” he says. “And [we want] to get there as quickly as we can to provide new kinds of suburbs, new kinds of neighborhoods.”
from BurlingtonNews Website
In 1961 science discovered, by means of satellites, a photon belt encircling the Pleiades. This photon belt * circles the Pleiadian system at an absolute right angle to its orbital planes. As our sun (and we with it) orbits the Pleiades once every 25,860 years, it reaches the midpoint of the photon belt approximately every 12,500 years. It requires some 2,000 years to traverse it, meaning that after departing this realm, another 10,500 years pass before our Solar System enters it again.
Before going any further, we should be mindful of the fact that this particular cycle is nestled within a number of greater cycles. What distinguishes this particular cycle from all its previous occurrences is that it culminates, together with all the other cycles of which it is but a part–including the overall cycle of 206 million years, in one single point of convergence. This is also called the Harmonic Convergence.
* Photon Belt: Huge torroid or “belt” of inter-dimensional Light that passes through this part of Milky Way galaxy in 26,000-year cycle. Last encountered at beginning of 1997. Fortunately, Earth was put into special hole in it that was drilled by a coherent bow wave of gamma particles from a nova that was first observed by astronomers in 1987.
In 1962 we entered the sphere of influence of this photon belt. Calculations approximate the year of the actual entry into its mainstream to be 2011. This correlates with the time when the universe reaches its point of maximum expansion. The East familiarizes us with the contraction and expansion rhythm of the universe as the Inbreath and Outbreath of God–each breath covering a time span (in this density) in the vicinity of 11,000 years. It is no coincidence that this time frame corresponds with the Grand Cycles, the orbit of our sun around the central sun Alcione.
The transition into super-consciousness, [also called] the second Coming of Christ, is to occur at the precise moment of suspension of movement between expansion and contraction, going parallel with the entry into the radiation of the photon belt. This energy is also referred to as the Manasic Vibration or Radiation. Astrophysical calculations, based on the sun’s speed traveling through space (29 km/s) — and Earth’s own movement — indicate that we will enter the photon belt at a speed of 208,800 km/h. The actual entry of Earth into the Manasic Vibration will occur in the twinkling of an eye.
The energy of the photon belt is of etheric and spiritual nature, not physical, but it interacts with and affects the physical. The 10,500 years of darkness between the 2000-year periods of light afford incarnating Man repeatedly his spiritual evolution. As the majority of humans become forgetful of their Divine source and purpose during these Earthly sojourns, the periods of Light serve a dual purpose. They represent a sorting-out process, gathering matured souls into the Light of the Spirit and affording the weaker, just maturing souls a stabilization period of respite and an opportunity for further spiritual growth.
The individuals who could not or would not acknowledge Divine Love as the essence of their being during the 10,500 year period of incarnations are given another chance again. In this sense –and in this sense only–it is The Day of Judgment, for it is Man who judges himself.
The entry of Earth into the Manasic Radiation constitutes the fulfillment of the deepest hopes of the human soul. Much scare has been generated since the time of David, prophesying the coming transition into Light. This may have been justified in order to shake the apathy from Man, inciting him to look within. Today’s generations, however, are less in need of pressure induced through fear of coming events than an enlightening approach addressing their intelligence.
The Photon Belt
by Shelton Nidle
In the 1990’s, our solar system is being threatened by the arrival of an unusual energy belt. It is the purpose of this article to describe this danger and how it will affect us.
This belt of photon particles was first discovered in the 1960’s in vicinity of the Pleiades by satellite instrumentation. A photon particle is the result of a collision between an anti-electron or positron and an electron. These split second collisions cause the charges of the particles to cancel and the resultant mass is converted into energy in the form of photons. In the first quarter of this century, the English physicist Paul Dirac had postulated that for every particle an anti-particle will exist. In 1932, Carl David Anderson discovered the first anti-particle-the positron. By the 1950’s the anti-proton and the anti-neutron had been discovered. The importance of these discoveries was not just the fact that Dirac’s theory had been proven. More importantly, a new and unprecedented from of energy had been discovered. This energy of mass annihilation is known as photon energy and it promises to be a major source for our energy requirements in the very near future.
The photon belt’s discovery was due to a series of studies of the Pleiades that began in the days of the famous British Astronomer, Sir Edmund Halley (1656-1742). Halley discovered that at least three of the stars in this star group were not in the same positions recorded by the Greeks. The difference was so great that it was impossible that either the Greeks or Halley were wrong. Halleyconcluded that the Pleiades moved within a prescribed system of motion.
This concept was proven by Fredrick Wilhelm Bessel with his discovery that the stars in the Pleiades had a proper motion of 5.5 seconds of arc per century. (JW We are then referred to a chart that I can’t show you). Jose Comas Sola further postulated that the Pleiades and a number of other stars formed a distinct system and that all apparently had their own planetary systems. Paul Otto Hessealso studied this system and discovered at absolute right angles to the movement of the stars, a photon belt or manasic ring with a thickness of approximately 2000 light years. Up to this time, scientists have been unable to recreate this phenomena in the laboratory.
If the results of the observations of Jose Comas Sola and Paul Otto Hesse about the Pleiades are correct, our star (the Sun) is in a 24000 year cycle with the Pleiadean Photon Belt. At present we are poised to enter the belt and pass through the 2000 light year manasic ring before the end of this century. The question to be asked is what is the significance of this event to our planetary civilization?
What is happening now?
Before we answer that question let us describe some of the fore running events and allied phenomena that occur before we enter the belt. At the edge of the belt is a null zone. As we have crept closer, the planet has become subjected to an increase in seismic activity and volcanism. Further, we have seen an alteration of traditional weather patterns that permits the formation of extremely severe typhoons, hurricanes and tornadoes.
There is also the added stress placed on the upper atmosphere which could have aided the formation of the ozone holes. The Sun has responded by an increase in solar flare activity and in a general stellar cooling. It must be remembered that the null zone is the place where the photon energy in the belt is created. It is a place where all particles of matter and anti-matter are annihilated. Hence, there is a vast pressure on our solar system. This pressure builds up gradually and does not climb in an exponential manner until we pass into the zone. We are now in the position of near entry into the belt (entry will occur sometime before the end of this decade).
To aid us in this shift, the Federation has commissioned two projects.
- First the Federation altered the basic polarity of the Sun. This feat will allow the Sun as it enters the belt to maintain the integrity of the Sun’s planetary system.
- Second, the Federation has put into position ships that are designed to lessen the effects of the belt on our atmosphere and to help repair any passive Ozone breaches that may occur in the first few hours of entering this belt.
Description of Photon Belt
The Photon belt consists of three major elements. (JW He refers us to Figure 2 of which we don’t have in this posting). First, there is the aforementioned null zone. This zone is where the particles of matter and antimatter collide to form the belt’s immense photon streams. This area is also where the electromagnetic fields of this star system will be nullified. Gravitational fields and related photon energy fields will be altered. This alteration will cause all atoms and molecules in this star system to be unusually excited. This process will alter our state of consciousness and force us to look at our universe in new and unique ways.
The next segment is a flux field between the photon stream and the inner edge of the null zone. Here, we will encounter a space/time distortion that has the possibility to hurl our system into another and higher dimension. After we have entered the photon stream proper, we will be able to utilize photon beam energy and inter dimensional space travel of all types imaginable will become possible. It could well be the “Golden Age” that the Bible and other religious tracts have spoken about. Biblical and various tribal myths throughout this planet talk of a period in which men were different than they are now and we had a bridge to the stars. Such a time of vast change is upon us. This period of change will last for about 2000 years.
What to expect
Here’s what we can expect when we enter the belt. The first phase is the phenomena associated with the null zone. Much of what happens here is relatively swift in occurring. The projected time is about 110 to 144 hours (5 to 6 days) in duration. The first noticeable event is the alteration of the type of body that we inhabit. This alteration of our body type will cause an effect similar to putting ones hand in an electrical outlet. This sudden shock will last about a tenth of a second and will be over before one really notices that it occurred.
At present researchers believe that there are three types of bodies in the creative universe.
- The first type is purely corporeal with the solid mass structure that we are presently used to.
- A second type is less corporeal but with an altered mass structure that allows the body to do more unusual things such as easily walking through a solid three dimensional wall.
- A third type is a purely ethereal body with no mass at all (a spiritual being). In our entry into the null zone, our bodies and the matter around us will be altered into the second type described.
We should take on new capabilities such as telepathy and telekinesis. Since we are entering a place where the electromagnetic grid collapses, a second simultaneous event will be the fact that electromagnetic equipment will cease to function. In addition, we will also encounter a brief period of darkness (roughly 36-75 hours) that will gradually give way to a period of extreme light. It is a time that the Bible and other documents have described as when one will be changed to immortality in the twinkling of an eye. However, there is another potential disaster of extremely fatal proportions for us to ponder.
The coming fire storm?
As the atmosphere is compressed and then rapidly expanded and excited by the photon belt, our atmosphere has the possibility of suddenly exploding if it is exposed to large amounts of nuclear radiation. This radiation is a natural by product of the nuclear reactions produced daily by nuclear powered electrical generation plants and nuclear weaponry. This possibility could explain the vast interest that extraterrestrial space craft have shown in such power plants and in the vast stockpiles of nuclear weaponry in various parts of this planet. It is essential that such nuclear stockpiles be dismantled as quickly as possible. In addition, we must establish emergency plans to either shut down or permanently decommission these facilities. A firestorm in the the atmosphere could well doom our planet and prevent us from achieving our glorious destiny.
Another facet of the passing into the null zone will be the cooling of the Sun’s atmosphere and the resulting lesser amounts of radiant energy sent to us. This event could signal a temporary winter like effect throughout the globe. It means that for a short period of time our planet will return to an ice age. This cooling period should last about 3 to 5 days and will end when we start to enter the period of complete daylight. This unbelievable period of seemingly eternal light will characterize the formal entry into the main segment of the photon belt.
When we enter this aspect of our journey, the photon energy will not only give us light; but also the heat and subtle radiation required to run our bodies at maximum efficiency. This effect will also apply to the various plants and animals that presently occupy this planet. We may well not need very much sleep nor require hardly any food to exist. It could well be most remarkable period in our history.
Benefits of being in the Belt
The arrival into the main part of the photon belt also gives our planet two additional benefits. First, we will obtain a new and unlimited source of energy – photon energy. The energy source will enable our world to easily abandon the fossil fueled industrial age. In a short period of time, our civilization can begin to rid itself of those technologies that have polluted our planet for the past two and one half centuries.
Photon energy will not only provide our bodies with a maximum efficiency of energy use, it will also do the same for our homes and factories. We will enter a new and wondrous energy age. There is also an additional benefit to this event. Space travel will become simple and the preferred mode of transportation. In aboriginal mythology it is often stated that men were different then than they are now and that they had a bridge to the stars. In the photon belt, we will be different and with the power provided by the photon beam as a propulsion system the planets and the stars will become quite near. Soon, it will be as easy to travel to Sirius or Cappella as it is now is to travel to New York.
In addition, there is the possibility of meeting inhabitants from earlier civilizations who fled to the stars. For example, the ancient Lemurians and Mayans were supposed to have left with the promise that at the right time they would return. Various petroglyphs around the world mention this phenomenon and its relation to the star Alcyone in the Pleiades. Interpretations of these glyphs indicate that the time of return is now very likely. There are also additional benefits to be curried by entering the belt.
Our present Dilemma
We must go beyond presently defined borders of reality and learn to accept newly redefined ones. This process is usually a slow and painful operation encompassing many generations. However, we presently lack such a time frame. All our options are being compressed into a series of paradigm shifts that our present generation of scientific and spiritual leaders are urging us to address. Yet we seem unable to do so in a way that benefits our survival.
This dilemma is exacerbated by the fact that we are unable to understand the full meaning of our predicament. A large part of our political leadership still attempts to look at the problems in the traditional terms of bygone realities. We are presently in need of a series of advocates that can explain or at least make some sense out of the new realities and accompanying that surround us. It is not an easy task that stands in front of us.
In its unseen potential, there lies a most promising and bright future for our civilization and for Gaia. We must be able to see that a new paradigm is about to take shape before us faster than it ever has in our history. What before took several generations of trial and error will now be on us in full force before the end of this decade. The environmental movement, the modern scientific revolution, and the new spiritual awareness are just symbols of a much larger movement that is shifting human consciousness and its awareness of the cosmos.
As an old Chinese proverb reiterates, “we have been cursed to live in interesting times.” Now is the time to evaluate these interesting times and see that they are not a curse but a blessing.
The need for advocates
What we desperately need are a number of advocates that can overcome the incompetence of the present political system. These advocates must be persons and/or groups that understand the problems now facing us. We need to establish the political, social, economic and scientific forums that this planetary civilization needs to assure its survival. These groups can later serve as places for rational interaction between this world and the unknown phenomena that surround us. For too long our culture has irrationally relied on economic and sociopolitical systems that are presently proving unable to overcome a series of quite severe problems.
Our society is in dire need of a vast overhaul that meets the needs of our diverse population. This overhaul must take into account the new realities of the environment and the modern scientific and spiritual revolution that we are in the midst of. All of these changes are an important aspect of the new paradigm that is presently forming before our eyes.
A summary Statement
As we have stated, we are in the midst of a complete regeneration of human consciousness. This dramatic shift in our reality did not sneak up on us. It was born in the laboratories, classrooms, and vast scientific complexes that dot our planet. It was also born in those who knew of the meaning of dreamtime and when its meaning would become important.
These elements were strung together when the environment became a significant issue with the young. In their exuberance, they laid the first rungs in the ladder that leads to the new paradigm. It is to them and their delightful innocents that our new paradigm is dedicated. For if the world must change, is it not a joy to do it for the benefit of our youth and all the good that such a measure represents.
Role of InterGalactic Federation
The most important benefit is for this planet and its star system to enter into membership in the Galactic Federation. By so doing, we will finally take our rightful place as an associated member of the galaxy. We will open up the means to obtain advanced technologies and have the use of trained personnel that can allow our civilization to rapidly transform itself. With the Federation’s help, we will be able to fashion the societal and economic structures necessary to sustain our newly evolved civilization. Moreover, we will have the benefit of their millennia of change to fall back on. Our tendency toward greed and violence can be purged from our civilization. Yet the entry into the Federation offers another advantage.
We will now have access to the true history of our planet and can for the first time find answers to the questions about who we are and where we came from; answers to questions that the great minds of our world wide civilization have asked from time immemorial. Like an orphan who suddenly discovers that he still has a family, we will be able to learn about our origins and how early human civilizations came to be. Using the advanced technology from the various member star systems of the Federation will also allow an even greater possibility. We will be able to learn how to best utilize the new spatial relationship (the fifth dimension) that the photon belt will give us access to.
What it means to us
As we enter the main segment of the photon belt, we will be raised to the fifth dimension of existence. We will be transformed! This new dimension will permit us to travel throughout this immediate segment of the galaxy with relative ease. What we need to know from our new friends in the Federation is how to best utilize our new abilities. We will want to explore and discern the meanings of our new environment. With the new psychic ability that we will possess and the new bodies that we will dwell in, we will temporarily be confused and will need some guidance. The mutual education process that comes from first contact will enable our star system to take its place in the Federation. Eventually, we will become a galactic civilization that at some time in the future will be able to share our knowledge with other star systems.
What we should do about it
Our society sits on the edge of a possible golden age that various religious prophecies have forecast over the past two millennia. We need to implement an action plan that will achieve this golden destiny. This plan should consider the following criteria.
- First, before this event occurs, each of us needs to feel personally responsible for our planet’s future and to aid in the formation of advocate groups.
- Second, we need to evaluate our economic, societal, and environmental problems in light of what is now fast approaching.
- Lastly, we as well as our duly appointed advocate groups should begin to prepare for this emergency.
This newsletter invites all who read this article to comment on it and set up a network for change. Our program should be in operation before we reach the belt’s null zone and not when it is upon us. The future of our planet’s human civilization could well depend on our actions!
You Are Becoming A Galatic Human:
The Photon Belt
Excerpted from “You Are Becoming a Galactic Human”
by Virginia Essene and Sheldon Nidle
channeling Sirian Council members
The photon belt, a huge torroid shaped object composed of photon light particles, was first discovered by your scientists in 1961 near the vicinity of the Pleiades by satellite instrumentation. The reality is that your solar system and the photon belt are moving toward each other [and will merge sometime between March, 1995, and the end of 1996].
Paul Otto Hesse discovered that at an absolute right angle (90 degrees) to the movement of the stars in the Pleiades, there was a photon belt shaped like a torroid or huge doughnut with a thickness of approximately 2,000 solar years or 759,864 billion miles. Your earth is now completing a 24,000-26,000-year cycle with this photon belt.
The photon belt can be divided into three sections.
- You will first enter through what is called the null zone. This procedure will take roughly five to six days to complete including three days of total darkness.
- Following this action, you will move into the main part of the belt itself and experience unending daylight (24 hours a day). This journey normally lasts around 2,000 years and ends when your solar system exit at the other end of the belt by going through the null zone exit for the same five to six day period.
However, in this cycle, the Supreme Creator Force (God) has arranged for your solar system to enter an interdimensional rescue bubble that will thrust it out of the photon belt through the 5th dimension and into a position about three light years from the Sirius star system (at present Sirius is approximately 8.3 light years from Earth). This bubble will be reached around the years 2012-2013 AD. At the end of that period of approximately 17 years (1996-2013) will mark the end of your 24-hour daylight experience and bring the return of an approximate 12-hour daylight/12-hour nighttime schedule.
When the photon belt is fully manifested, it will not allow any electrical device to function. Such a development will mean that neither batteries nor electrical circuits will operate when Earth is in the photon belt [17 years]. You will require a new form of energy–photon energy–to operate your former and soon- to-be altered electrical devices.
Another major development that is expected to occur as you approach the null zone is an increase in pressure on the planet’s atmosphere and upon its surface. This aspect is also beginning to happen as noted by the increase in seismic activities that stretch from the 1960s to the present time. Earth is presently in a period in which seismic activities across the planet have increased. The same thing can be said for volcanism. There has also been a dramatic change in your planetary weather patterns that put pressure on the tradition water cycle.
You on Earth will be entering the photon belt and losing the electromagnetic fields when they are nullified. And as we have explained, this means that when you enter the photon belt you won’t be able to utilize electrical equipment anymore. There fore, you must being to prepare for this major change in your lives as new forms of gravitational and electrical fields are established. What appears to you as a loss will actually be a benefit that allows photon energy fields to be altered at the subatomic level and become the basic energy drivers of your solar system. AS all atoms and molecules are changed, you Earth humans will be vastly modified in your very nature. You will become something quite different–excitingly improved–from what you presently are.
Therefore, let’s go over the entire scenario of the photon belt experience and get an idea of what is about to happen. As mentioned it will likely occur sometime between March of 1995 and December of 1996. Your planet will experience a great field of darkness as it approaches the null zone and your solar system becomes immersed in the zone. Suddenly, the twilight level of darkness will be replaced by complete darkness. It will be as though the entire planet has been thrown into an incredibly huge closet and the door closed behind you. The sun will have disappeared from view and you will be unable to see stars in the pitch black sky. Day will have suddenly turned to night as the null zone’s compression of solar and stellar light will blot out the sun and even the stars.
You will know by the total darkness that you have no entered the null zone and begun the transformation process. As you begin to accept the shock of this utter darkness, you will find that something else has happened. Not only are you in the dark but none of your electrical devices will work anymore. Once the pumps quit and water tanks are empty, water will not run and toilets will not flush. Lights cannot be turned on. Cars will not start. Hence, you are now in a whole new world. Despite these incredible difficulties, something has happened to your bodies, something wonderful.
When the collapse of the planet’s electrical and magnetic fields occurs, it will also allow all atoms on Earth to be changed. The atoms in your body will be modified to form a new body–a body that is semi-etheric–and the veil of consciousness around you will be removed. You will no longer be living in the limited 3rd-dimensional reality. You will now have physical and psychic gifts that you were meant to have ever since the time you humans first left the Lyran constellation to spread your knowledge and guardianship throughout this galaxy. You will have begun the process of “coming home” to the 5th dimension.
When the atmosphere begins to compress by the second day, you will experience the sensation of being compacted by the pressures from the null zone on Earth’s gravitational field and you will fell bloated. This bloating will only last for about two days, however.
As your atmosphere is compressed and all materials become denser, the big danger will be from nuclear materials since there is the possibility for either nuclear chain-reactions or huge and deadly radioactive explosions of fissionable materials. This compression of nuclear energy could possibly cause massive fire storms in addition to explosions around the planet, or nuclear chain reactions. Therefore, to avoid these dangers, the Galactic Federation will allow a special landing of technical ships and personnel so that these potential nuclear dangers can be alleviated.
The next change that you will feel is coldness caused by the complete absence of the sun. (This temperature drop will be profound–like an Ice Age type of cold). This will occur because the Sun will be undergoing a change in its interdimensional polarity which will prevent the sun’s heat from reaching planet Earth’s surface.
By the third day of change, however, you will begin to see a dawn-like glimmer surrounding your planet. You will then have the beginnings of the “photon effect.” This photon effect is very important because it will allow you to have a new energy source. This new energy source will permit the end of your planet’s fossil fuel dependency. It will also allow the capability for space travel since photon drive technology is the power system for all starships operated by the Galactic Federation. By the third and fourth day, then, you will have reached the time for your first introduction to photon energy, weak though it may be.
As the fourth day quickly draws to an end and the fifth day now begins, the climate will begin to warm and bright light will return. The photon effect which began toward the end of the third day will now be in full effect. You will now be able to use photon-beam power equipment. Every living thing will now be invigorated by the photons streaming in from the main part of the photon belt. You will have entered a new age with a new body. You will now be ready for the next phase in which your psychic abilities will be heightened by the photon effect. These photon energies will not only provide your bodies with maximum efficiency of energy use, but they will also be used for energizing your homes and your industries. You will have entered the photon age! Space travel will now become quite simple and a preferred mode of transportation.
One you begin living in the photon belt you will be in a fully realized space age. With the power provided by photon beam energy, the stars and other planets will soon seem to be as near as a trip across town. With this new energy, it will be as easy to travel to Sirius, or any other nearby star, as it is now to travel from California to New York. In addition you will now have in your midst those you have long called the extraterrestrials who are your elder brothers and sisters and your counselors and guides during the transitional period.
The new wondrous times that you are about to enter will allow the reclamation of your fully consciousness potential. This fact is forecast in the biblical revelations, and it is an age when you will talk and walk with all who have lived on your planet. It is a time when you will be one with the Earth’s spiritual hierarchy. It is also a time when you will return to work cooperatively with your planet’s cetaceans to be co- guardians of Earth, and eventually with your rehabilitated solar system as well.
The photon belt was first discovered by scientists (Paul Otto Hesse) in 1961 near the vicinity of the Pleiades by satellite instrumentation. The photon belt is a huge torroid shaped object composed of photon light particles
• The solar system and the photon belt are moving toward each other
• Our solar system and the photon belt will merge sometime between March, 1995, and the end of 1996
• The thickness is approximately 2,000 solar years or 759,864 billion miles
• Earth is now completing a 24,000-26,000-year cycle with this photon belt
• Before the photon belt arrives, the Sirians will be making ‘mass landings’ on Earth to help us through the experience of the photon belt (the mass landings will occur ‘2-6 months before the photon belt reaches us’).
GOING THROUGH THE PHOTON BELT
• Enter the null zone
• Alter body type of all living things
• Non-operation of any electrical device . Once the pumps quit and water tanks are empty, water will not run and toilets will not flush. Lights cannot be turned on. Cars will not start. When the collapse of the planet’s electrical and magnetic fields occurs, it will also allow all atoms on Earth to be changed. The atoms in our bodies will be modified to form a new body—a body that is semi-etheric—and the veil of consciousness around us will be removed. We will no longer be living in the limited 3rd-dimensional reality. We will now have physical and psychic gifts that we were meant to have
• Total darkness (for 2-3 days). The sun will have disappeared from view and we will be unable to see stars in the pitch black sky a* Atmosphere is compressed and everyone will feel bloated . This aspect is also beginning to happen now as noted by the increase in seismic activities that stretch from the 1960s to the present time. This can also be seen by the dramatic change in our planetary weather patterns.
• The big danger will be from nuclear materials since there is the possibility for either nuclear chain-reactions or huge and deadly radioactive explosions of fissionable materials. Therefore, to avoid these dangers, the Galactic Federation will allow a special landing of technical ships and personnel so that these potential nuclear dangers can be alleviated.
• Sun cools down
• Earth climate cools (‘ice age type of climate’). This will occur because the sun will be undergoing a change in its interdimensional polarity which will prevent the sun’s heat from reaching planet Earth’s surface.
• Atmosphere dimly lit (like dawn)
• Start photon effect. This photon effect is very important because it will allow us to have a new energy source. This new energy source will permit the end of our planet’s fossil fuel dependency. It will also allow the capability for space travel since photon drive technology is the power system for all starships operated by the Galactic Federation
• Photon energy devices are operable
• Stars will reappear in the sky
• Exit the null zone, enter the main photon belt zone
• Transition into a 24-hour daylight period
• Every living thing is invigorated (Humans will go back to having 12 strands of DNA)
• Earth climate warms
• Photon beam-powered ships can travel in space
• Incredible psychic abilities are reclaimed (eg telepathy, telekinesis, etc)
• We will now be living with what we have called “Extraterrestrials”
17 years later (2012-2013)
• Normally going through the photon belt would take 2000 years
• However at this time our solar system will enter an interdimensional rescue bubble that will thrust it out of the photon belt
• Our solar system will be put into a position about 3 light years from the Sirius star system (at present Sirius is approximately 8.3 light years from Earth)
• Then this will be the end of our 24-hour daylight experience and bring the return of an approximate 12-hour daylight/12-hour nighttime schedule
* We will now be fully 5th dimensional beings
It is a time when you will be one with the earth’s spiritual hierarchy. It is also a time when you will return to work cooperatively with your planet’s cetaceans to be co-guardians of earth, and eventually with your rehabilitated solar system as well. You will as a planet go through a minimalized three days of darkness and cold and then three days of light and mellow warmth, for this is necessary to bringing awareness to everyone, but there will be no fear. Rest assured: all consideration has been taken under extreme advisement. No part of life will be upset.
Lucius Mind Group: The Photon Belt
The Lucius Mind Group and Jean Gerson-Greer
Excerpted from Jan. 1995 “Sedona Journal of Emergence“
Over and over, channelers are bringing forth that all the changes are not going to be part of the “doom and gloom” horror with the Four Horsemen in the lead. They are telling you that Earth will be going through some mighty terrible upheavals, and to prevent you getting caught in this, you will be lifted up, and when you return, Earth will be completely renewed.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is all going to happen with much occurring within your own mindsets only if you let it happen! When will you put everything you’ve been receiving together and realize that yes, everything is in motion, but it is you who have the final say as to the best way to bring in the pristine power from the photon belt to revitalize Earth and all that lives therein and thereon.
The new radiation or radiance from the photon belt will penetrate your atmosphere at a gentle rate, healing that which is known as nature, thereby stabilizing the turbulent weather systems. This will be completed by the end of your 1996, the original year 2000. You will as a planet go through a minimalized three days of darkness and cold and then three days of light and mellow warmth, for this is necessary to bringing awareness to everyone, but there will be no fear. All dream states will have been permeated with calm, peace and understanding, as it was in the beginning. Rest assured: All consideration has been taken under extreme advisement. No part of life will be upset.
Call upon your angelic and Devic forces to be with you continuously once again as it was in the beginning, for they too have now been newly instructed. All will understand. If you do no believe, if you feel you need the conflicting points of view within your consciousness to stimulate you–fine, don’t worry about it. For those who are still wary, begin observing all animal and insect behavior. You will find it completely normal as we approach the days involved.
[The original times given by a wide variety of sources were in March 1995. The current ETA will being with the next solstice (winter, 1994) or, if deemed necessary by human mind/human mind reaction, put off until the summer 1995 solstice.]
We must tell you that in the interim between now and the completion of the photon belt changes, there will be Earth changes similar to what you have been experiencing over the past decade. And there will be the natural reactions by animals and insects to them. And yes, these upheavals too will pass. It is newly written because you have asked for it to be so. And so it is.
Russ Consaul: The Photon Belt
The Samuel Group through Russ Consaul
Excerpted from Jan. 1995 “Sedona Journal of Emergence“
To think about this ascension process, let us begin with the Earth. Your blessed home has begun a process whereby it will become more energy than matter. This is indeed a process and not something that will happen overnight. (Wow, wouldn’t it be a surprise to everything living on the Earth if it did happen overnight?) Be assured it will take some time. Also, be assured that this evolution will happen! We suspect that a complete shift of the Earth from a third-dimensional reality (one of height, width and depth) to a fifth-dimensional reality (one beyond space/time, height, width and depth) will be completed by the year 2011.
As we approach that date, the Earth will go through myriads of energy shifts. These energy shifts correspond to a great extent with celestial cycles, one of which is the rotation of the Earth around the sun, or your calendar year. Hence, each succeeding year will play a part in creating changes in electromagnetic and geomagnetic energies that will result in a repatterning of the Earth’s molecular structure. This restructuring will ultimately allow the Earth to vibrate its subatomic particles so fast that it will evolve into energy, or, in other words, shift into the fifth dimension.
Cosmic Awareness: The Photon Belt
Paul Shockley interpreter, Olympia, WA
Excerpted from June 1993 reading of Cosmic Awareness
This Awareness indicates that these shifts are very subtle and very slow in changing, and this movement through a photon belt will take quite a long period of time, several years before great changes are actually recognized. It will be quite gradual so that entities will not even recognize that changes are occurring, but consciousness and energies and vibrations will be undergoing certain changes.
There may come certain momentary events that create sudden changes: polarities may shift and change, at first lightly, then later suddenly and with great force. This Awareness indicates that it will be a period of time reaching into the next century, where the energies will gradually build and change and affect the nature of the earth and the experience in this material plane.
This Awareness indicates that it will be a time in which spiritual light as well as physical light, in terms of the increase in antimatter, affects the physics of earth. The antimatter increase, which is essentially the merging of the spiritual photon light and the material light, or material matter on earth, will create a different vibration in the mass of matter, but it is not something that you can simply wake up and open the window and see.
It is something that will appear very subtly as a change in matter and as change in consciousness, where consciousness begins to have more effect on matter and on the material realm.
This Awareness indicates that there will be some changes over time in regard to grid-work, electrical fields of energy, the electromagnetic spectrum; all of these things will be affected in some degree as time passes so that some of the equipment that entities find very durable and working in today’s society may not be workable in a future time because of the change in the electrical fields.
Photons, Energy and Light
by “Armendeus“ Alex T. Yamane
posted on Confederation of Light List
A photon is defined by us as the smallest divisible unit of light energy. That’s what a quantum is, and that’s what Quantum Field Mechanics deals with. Same for gravi-ton, posi-tron, elec-tron. These are definitions we have constructed to help place a label on what we define as the smallest divisible unit of anything observable through 3rd dimensional physicality.
In quantum field mechanics, and Quantic Psychology, it has been generally accepted that the model of ‘consciousness‘ perfectly describes the scientific observations of particle movement on this level. A quark, or energy particle can exist in two spaces at the same time without travelling through the intervening space. Furthermore, the particle that is observed is only at that point in space when it is being observed. In other words, this particle isn’t there when we take our conscious attention to it.
Well, as you know, your mind & soul is beyond the 4th dimension because the 3rd and 4th are intricately related from our perspective. You cannot travel from point a to point b without taking some time to get there. However, you can experience the flow of time without doing any change in physical space. You can just float in still space for example, theoretically, and just experience 1 minute passing while staying stationary.
I Still Don’t Get It.
Okay, as you know, your mind, your conscious awareness determines what you perceive in this reality. So, you decide for example, how you want to react to time. You can spend 30 minutes with a loved one about to depart and feel like it’s only been 5 minutes, or spend 30 minutes under the drill getting a root canal done and feel like it’s been over an hour! In other words, our consciousness is beyond time, the 4th dimension, so that conscious awareness can exist at two points in space without traversing the intervening space and time.
You’re Losing Me.
Hang in there. Going back to the photon particles. Say we are all of a sudden in a region of space where there are excess positrons. That is, the smallest particle with a positive charge. Electrons are the smallest divisible negative charge, but because the negative (-) charge is a ‘lack’ of the charge, it needs to fill it’s void. Just like a black hole sucks in everything, even light.
Our civilization and technology is still based on ELECTRICITY, which uses the movement of ‘electrons’ to try to fill their void, to power all our machines. Therefore, all our cities are in EXCESS of electronic signals which are EMF (electro-magnetic-frequencies) such as those emitted from television, radio, computers, you name it. This stuff is bad for us as we need ‘positrons‘ to keep our molecules spinning in the direction of the sacred geometry of the universe and all of creation. Science is just recently starting to realize the damaging effects of EMF waves from technology, and this is documented in Medical Journals worldwide.
When we hit the photon belt, it will be a sort of cleansing period because the excess photon energy will re-balance the excess negative electron energies that we have built up in our technologies, thus the warning that some electricity will not work.
Happiness And Energy
When we are happy and in a state of love, our brain wave patterns are high. When depressed, low. In other words, the emotion or experience of love, is akin to an overflow of this positive energy. Hence, when we enter the photon belt, there will be excess positive light energy that our bodies will nourish, and the excess photon energy will become ‘kinetic’ energy which is energy in motion. We will finally, naturally, be able to extend the limits of our consciousness down to the third dimensional physical level, which is just energy particles moving at their slowest spin.
The CIA “hacked democracy”?!
Key points taken from the Vault 7 Wikileaks report that shows the CIA was already deeply involved in setting up what we now know as the Russian Hacking Scandal. This is a psychological attack on the American people and serves as a distraction while they continue to take our money and energy. Follow the money. “They all did it”
More info on the Vault 7 leaks.
http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/The-Future-of-War.pdf 100 pages plus on the future of war
“You’re a Beacon, Not a Leader” is the title of last week’s “Brenda’s Blog” – her weekly channeled blog for LifeTapestryCreations.com.
Brenda’s “Creation Energies” show and “Brenda’s Blog” contain different channeled information.
Some of you are adjusting easily to the new energies. Others are frightened, angry, or upset. We address those who are upset.
Do you remember how difficult it was for your child or grandchild to roll over the first few times he or she attempted to do so? And how angry some of those infants became during their attempts? So it is for you now.
Even though you are fully capable, those surrounding you do not believe such is possible, or want it to happen. They want you safe and stabilized on your 3D blanket. Whenever you attempt to roll over, they construct some sort of barrier that stops you from doing so. Which continues your belief that nothing other than left-over society fear is possible.
You have a choice you are not accepting – whether or not to believe in your innate abilities as do all infants learning to roll, stand, walk, and run. Even though infants most often fall in their first attempts, they continuously return to their inner-being assignment of the possibilities.
So it is for you now. Ignore everyone despite your connections to them. Continue with your inner directives, and you will soon be running. Follow their fears, and you will continue to lie on your blanket in frustration.
When you arrived on earth in this lifetime, you knew what you wished to accomplish. That mission has softened or been ignored for a very long time. Now, you are beginning to remember in the recesses of your thoughts and actions. The difficulty is that you are surrounded by others who do not or do not wish to understand your evolution.
So you cower a bit as you delicately try to balance between what was and what is. Creating fear within you, for you cannot balance the two any longer. You are new you with new skills and inner directions. Directions that will lead you to your creative and creation goals.
But also directions that seem far-fetched whenever you attempt to voice or act upon them in the presence of those who refuse or are yet unable to understand your needs and yearnings.
Nonbelievers will attempt to dampen your enthusiasm, just as they have for eons.
So how do you break your pattern of listening to others despite your inner needs? That is your choice.
But because you have evolved beyond the need to follow others, your dilemma is self-made. Your decision is whether it is more important for you to retain their love and acceptance or to be yourself.
Many of you believe you will be alone if you follow your inner-being messages – as you might be in the human world. But like the infant who needs to roll over despite the attempts of others to contain him or her, you will not be able to contain yourself for long. For your self-urges are stronger than anything anyone of earth or the ethers can direct.
You are a self-contained being who cannot be altered by others no matter how diligently you try to follow their lead. Your need to be will squeeze out like toothpaste in a tube even if others try to stop you.
So it is time for you claim yourself easily instead of fighting the inevitable. You are no longer of 3D even if you wish to be to save a relationship or to hide from others. You are a sparkling beacon of joy and light.
Your most recent attempts to hide will only create fear within you and anger within others. For as the energies strengthen – which is an ongoing event the next few weeks – more and more will be able to read your frustration, fear, and anger even if it is not voiced.
There is no need for you to be on a soapbox declaring new you. Just as there is no need to pretend you are content in your 3D prison.
“Who am I?” continues to be your quest. A quest to create that which you entered earth in this lifetime to create.
You cannot be joyful and a creator of the new, if you cower in 3D fear. Such does not mean you need to isolate yourself, leave your job or relationship, or battle others to claim yourself. You are only responsible for you. Who are you? And how are you going to get there?
Of course, such questions seem outlandish given your current circumstances, for if you do this, that will happen. The same fear that held you captive for earth eons.
The energies floating about now are creation energies which can only be accessed once you fully accept self-love.
Some of you may need a self-love lesson brush-up. Not because such is necessary, but because you wish to jump to creation without completing your self-love lessons.
Your evolution to new you is a step-by-step process which only moves forward once a phase is completed. This channel is for those who need to return to self-love for a bit before creating that of which you are dreaming.
You cannot wait for someone to tell you to create or love yourself for you control the time and place of doing so. If you trust your inner messages, such will happen easily and effortlessly.
It is impossible for you to walk two paths as the paths have moved too far apart.
Decide. Do you follow your inner messages or outer dictates? If outer dictates reign, it is not yet time for you to create. Instead, return to your self-love lessons.
How you will know? Quite simply by your feelings. If you are angry, sad, melancholy, or any emotion other than light joy, you have a few self-love make-up lessons to complete.
Such words might make you fearful for you are not certain how to complete those make-up lessons. The easiest approach is to follow your inner messages. What do you want to do versus what you feel you should do? And so it is. Amen.
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The trust factor in vaccine manufacture
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Bang: Another China vaccine scandal
Reuters: “The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement on Sunday evening that its investigation had found that Changsheng fabricates [vaccine] production records and product inspection records, and arbitrarily changes process parameters and equipment, ‘serious violations’ of the law.”
By Jon Rappoport
Tainted products from China? Who ever heard of such a thing? Isn’t China the most quality-conscious nation on the planet? No?
Here’s a headline on this story from fiercepharma.com (7/17): “Top Chinese rabies vaccine maker ordered to stop production over forged data.” Oops.
Fiercepharma: “China’s drug regulator just pulled a manufacturing permit for the country’s second-largest maker of rabies vaccines over data falsification, marking the latest episode in China’s drug safety scandal.”
“During an inspection, China’s State Drug Administration found Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences forged production records for its Vero cell-based rabies vaccines. The agency immediately moved to revoke the company’s GMP license tied to the vaccine—just three months after its issuance—and dispatched a team to investigate the incident on site, according to a Sunday statement…”
“In its announcement filed to Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the Changchun, China-based company said it has started recalling all unexpired rabies vaccines, even though the batches under question weren’t released to the market, and it hasn’t received any adverse event report related to the quality of the vaccines through years of monitoring.”
“Changsheng’s recent scandal comes eight months after a batch, or 252,600 doses, of its diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (DTP) combo shot was found below the potency requirement. It also comes shortly after the company became one of the first two companies to get Chinese approvals for quadrivalent flu vaccines.”
“Besides rabies, DTP and flu vaccines, Changsheng also sells vaccines against chickenpox, hepatitis A and group ACYW meningococcal. A small proportion of its business comes from abroad, including India, Cambodia, Egypt and Belarus, among others. It’s not yet clear whether it sells its rabies vaccines outside of China.”
CNBC drops this bomb: “It [the current China vaccine scandal] is very much a case of deja vu. China’s pharmaceutical industry has been exposed to a slew of scandals recently. Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical, a Shanghai-listed drug maker, found a toxic impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ingredients it exports to medicines for treating hypertension in laboratory tests. The substance, a by-product of industrial processes, is toxic to the liver and classified as a carcinogen for its ability to cause cancer in humans.”
I issued an extensive warning about China pharma in 2017. Here it is:
I’ll put it to you this way. Your child is about to get vaccinated. You believe in the efficacy of vaccines. In the doctor’s office, there is a large wheel. It has two sections. One is marked: ‘this injection for your child comes from the US or Germany.’ The other section is marked: ‘this injection for your child might come from China, or if not, the raw ingredients in the shot might come from China, and, keep in mind that even if the injection and the raw ingredients don’t come from China, in a pinch, because the Chinese vaccines are cheap, the US might buy the injection or the ingredients from China-now spin the wheel…and let’s see where the arrow stops…for your child’.
In the spring of 2016, a vaccine scandal erupted in China.
Time Magazine reported:
“Furious parents and health care professionals in China are demanding to know how almost $90 million of improperly stored and potentially fatal vaccines were distributed across some two-thirds of the country over the past five years, in the latest public-health scandal to raise serious questions over the efficacy of the Chinese Communist Party’s rule.”
“According to state media, a mother and daughter from eastern China’s Shandong province have been caught peddling 25 kinds of unrefrigerated vaccines – including for polio, mumps, rabies, hepatitis B, encephalitis and meningococcal diseases – to medical facilities across 24 Chinese provinces since 2010.”
“Inflaming the public backlash, authorities had apparently known about the case since last April, though only publicized the news late Friday in a belated attempt to trace potential victims. Moreover, the elder suspect, a 47-year-old woman surnamed Pang, had apparently been convicted of the same offense in 2009 but only received a suspended sentence. State media admitted the compromised inoculations could have resulted in paralysis and even death.”
“‘Twenty-four provinces, five years already, and how many children! It’s been nearly a year and then they reveal this! Isn’t this genocide? Words cannot express how angry I am!’ posted one user of China’s Twitter-like microblog Weibo, reports the BBC.”
“‘This is a matter of life and death,'” one Beijing-based doctor told Radio Free Asia. ‘They should make an announcement about this as soon as possible … so we can locate these items and cut off the supply, so no more people are harmed.'”
Major media couldn’t even keep their stories straight.
The NY Times, reporting on the China scandal, and relying on the World Health Organization (a PR front for the vaccine industry) took an assuring tone:
“Despite such fears, the tainted vaccines are more likely to be ineffective than harmful…The World Health Organization has said that outdated or poorly stored vaccines rarely if ever trigger illness or toxic reactions. Chinese government investigators said last week that they had not found any cases of adverse reactions or spikes in infections linked to ineffective vaccines.”
Perhaps editors at the NY Times and the World Health Organization would like to prove their faith and confidence by taking shots in the arm of those spoiled vaccines.
Now, here are quotes from an excellent article by Marco Caceres at thevaccinereaction.org (4/13/16). The article points up the uncertainty about whether processed and/or raw vaccine ingredients are entering the US from China:
“The past few weeks, there have been a series of news reports coming out of China revealing that thousands of doses of improperly stored and expired vaccines for children and adults were illegally sold for millions of dollars on the black market by more than 100 people associated with Chinese companies and vaccination centers.”
“Most Americans do not understand that many pharmaceutical products, including vaccines, are not made in the United States and foreign pharmaceutical companies are not subject to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quality control regulations.”
“It is unclear what percentage of the vaccines currently used in the United States are made by Chinese pharmaceutical companies in China or by Western companies with manufacturing facilities in China. We do know that major U.S. and European vaccine makers such as Merck & Co., GlaxoSmithKline plc, and Sanofi Pasteur SA maintain vaccine manufacturing operations in China, that this activity is on the rise, and that Western vaccine makers are also establishing joint venture partnerships with Chinese vaccine companies.”
“Consequently, it is increasingly difficult to distinguish which vaccines are manufactured by American and European firms and which are produced by the Chinese. A 2012 article in USA Today, however, did report that the FDA estimates that 80% of the ingredients in pharmaceuticals [only drugs, or vaccines as well?] produced by U.S. companies and 40% of the ‘finished medications’ Americans take come from outside the U.S. and, increasingly they come from China and India.”
“The article cited a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that found the FDA inspects drug manufacturing facilities in China and India only once every 14 years, and that FDA inspectors are not permitted to enter those facilities unannounced. USA Today noted that, according to the GAO report, ‘Up to two-thirds of foreign pharmaceutical sites have never undergone an FDA inspection’.”
So: even if you believe in the safety and efficacy of vaccines, do you want to spin the big wheel in the doctor’s office? Do you want to take a chance? Do you want to have your child injected?
Do you want to say, “Well, the news media and the government and the experts and the doctors all tell me vaccines are safe, so I’ll go along with that. I’ll believe. And I’ll risk the future and the life of my child on that belief.”
The Future of Freedom – Interview with NSA Whistleblower William Binney
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Agencies Are the “Shadow Government” — Worldwide
Chaos reigns with con artists and would-be interlopers and competing “government services corporations” all giving themselves deceitful names like “Republic for the United States of America” and “THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (LTD)” — all infringing on our Common Law Copyright, and all serving to delay and obstruct meaningful action to address the actual problems that need to be addressed.
Enough, already. This is not a free-for-all and this is not our first trip to the rodeo.
Our Forefathers put in place a structure and a system to do everything that we need to re-do now, which is more than sufficient to meet our needs at present and to guide our actions in restoring our government peacefully and lawfully.
First, we have the actual Federation of States dba The United States of America (Unincorporated) intact and functioning.
Third, we are correcting the “mistakes” made by the occupying Territorial and Municipal employees, especially so-called “agency employees” —who are simply employees of more commercial “governmental services” corporations acting as subcontractors.
Along with all the other ignorant and/or self-interested frou-frou-rah going on there is a lot of paranoid talk about “the Shadow Government”. I can assure you it is not a shadow and not a mystery, either.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a King Rat who garnered more than 350 new “powers” for the corporate presidential office — powers never granted to Congress and certainly never granted to the actual Presidential Office, either — but usurped under the pretenses of a foreign, for-profit corporation’s internal administration while providing “governmental services” under contract.
This goes back to the issue of capacities. FDR never had the capacity as President of The United States of America to do or claim 95% of what he did, so he simply didn’t occupy the actual Constitutional Office owed to the American States and People.
Similar to the Queen of England faking everyone out and occupying The Chair of the Estates instead of the Throne, FDR didn’t act as our President, but occupied “other” Presidential capacities as the CEO of the Territorial and Municipal corporations, instead, and used those offices to usurp power and make changes to the structure of the corporations providing us with all these “services”.
This had the effect of changing (profoundly) the structure of what appeared to be our government, but which was in fact simply a foreign corporation in the business of providing “governmental services” on a contractual basis.
One of the key changes FDR made was to create subcontractor relationships to farm out the responsibilities of the parent Territorial and Municipal corporations to subcontractors — the agencies, like the FBI, FEMA, NSA, and so on.
This vastly increased the number of quasi-federal employees via the use of subcontractors and at the same time reduced the risk and accountability of the parent corporations.
The two most destructive “agencies” in terms of asset plundering and theft from the American People are — by far — the Internal Revenue Service, founded in 1925, and the American Bar Association — two Delaware Corporations exercising federal agency contracts, both owned and operated (last time I looked) by a single corrupt foreign Holding Company called “Northern Trust, Inc.”.
Find the owners, operators, and shareholders of “Northern Trust, Inc.” and you will have located the persons responsible for the unlawful and illegal activities of both the “Internal Revenue Service” and the “American Bar Association” for the past century.
Find the owners, operators, and shareholders of the “UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, INC.” and you will have located those responsible for the same criminal malfunctions of the FBI and BLM, including the murder of LaVoy Finicum.
Locate Dick Cheney and you will have the man most responsible for the criminal misconduct of the NSA.
These are not part of any actual subdivision of any part of our actual government. They are totally private organizations acting as subcontractors providing “government services”.
These examples— Internal Revenue Service, American Bar Association, FBI, BLM, NSA—- are the Shadow Government personified, but there are perhaps a thousand lesser-known agencies all on the bandwagon and taking their cut out of our pockets, most of them infringing on our “Natural and Unalienable rights”, many indulging in racketeering and extortion via the misuse of what appears to be “government authority” under color of law. Some of them even operate their own private commercial mercenary armies on our shores.
Right now, two agencies — NSA and the British-equivalent Task force on Money Laundering — are locking down commerce all over this planet, intercepting and monitoring all funds transfers and demanding payment for these “services” from the victims.
For example, a large Belgian mustard manufacturing firm wishes to buy mustard seeds from the American Mustard Growers Cooperative for the obvious purpose of making mustard. Uh-duh. So they attempt to send a bank transfer of $18 million Euros into the US to pay for the mustard seeds.
They are stopped by the NSA, pretending that there is something fishy about this. The NSA sniffs and snorts and blusters for a few days, but of course, mustard seeds are mustard seeds and mustard is mustard.
The NSA really has no reason, right, interest or probable cause for what they are doing, and they certainly have no business coming back to either the Belgian mustard makers or the Mustard Growers with demands to be paid anywhere from $100,000 to a million USD to “release” the transfer of funds.
They are simply operating an international extortion ring under the guise of “national security” and illegally obstructing commerce in the process.
This is what the Shadow Government does in general. It preys upon your assets and activities and uses coercive “governmental powers” under color of law to enrich themselves.
And this is why it is necessary to start screaming and stomping on the bureaucrats and politicians and banks that are responsible for letting this go on.
Banks, I say, because banks are taking a cut of the profit from this scheme, and if the banks weren’t in on it and supporting it, this kind of activity wouldn’t last ten minutes.
Of course, they try to cover it up and excuse it as necessary to prevent the “laundering of drug money” and “illegal arms sales” —- but in fact those kinds of money transfers happen all the time and pass right through the NSA blockade because they are pre-approved in the country of origin by NSA counterparts.
As staggeringly stupid as that sounds, that’s the way it is. And it is that way, because their duty of providing “national security” has nothing to do with our nation—and instead has to do with the bottom line of their corporate masters operating “as” nations without being nations.
If we want to get rid of this plague, the obvious thing to do is to: (1) liquidate the offending corporations for criminal activity; (2) stop the hiring of “agency” subcontractors; (3) hold the parent corporations accountable for failure to adequately police the subcontractors; (4) end all “color of law” claims by agency personnel; (5) unwind everything and anything that has FDR’s fingerprints on it.
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Smoke gets in my eyes
Gives you some idea about what smoke we are getting:
… yup, it’s the Kalmiopsis again;~(((
This is a satellite image (NASA’s Aqua Polar orbiting satellite) from yesterday afternoon’s smoke. Given a similar wind pattern today, the smoke coverage is similar and should be this afternoon too. This image highlights nicely the sources of smoke (red dots though not all fires were picked up by satellite, so not all are dotted) and where the clear areas are in the forecast area. You can see the east to northeast winds near the coast and the northerly winds the further inland you go. Sorry about the less-than-ideal-labeling, but this was the best smoke image, so we thought we’d share. #orwx #cawx
Had no idea how bad the burning smoke was coming from Kalmiopsis until I checked the Medford NWS page on FB…I dislike summertime for this very reason.
“IT’S ALL FAKE” – REALITY TV THAT MASQUERADES AS AMERICAN POLITICS
AUTHORED BY JOHN WHITEHEAD VIA THE RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE
“Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours… When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility.”
– Professor Neil Postman
Americans have a voracious appetite for TV entertainment, and the Trump reality show – guest starring outraged Democrats, power-hungry Republicans, and a hodgepodge of other special interest groups with dubious motives – feeds that appetite for titillating, soap opera drama.
After all, who needs the insults, narcissism and power plays that are hallmarks of reality shows when you can have all that and more delivered up by the likes of Donald Trump and his cohorts?
Trump is inclined to denounce any news agencies and reports that paint him in a less than favorable light as “fake news,” which leaves only the Fox News channel to carry the president’s torch for media integrity.
Yet as John Lennon reminds us, “nothing is real,” especially not in the world of politics.
In other words, it’s all fake, i.e. manufactured, i.e. manipulated to distort reality.
Much like the fabricated universe in Peter Weir’s 1998 film The Truman Show, in which a man’s life is the basis for an elaborately staged television show aimed at selling products and procuring ratings, the political scene in the United States has devolved over the years into a carefully calibrated exercise in how to manipulate, polarize, propagandize and control a population.
Likewise, “The Trump Show” keeps the citizenry distracted, diverted and divided.
This is the magic of the reality TV programming that passes for politics today.
As long as we are distracted, entertained, occasionally outraged, always polarized but largely uninvolved and content to remain in the viewer’s seat, we’ll never manage to present a unified front against tyranny (or government corruption and ineptitude) in any form.
The more that is beamed at us, the more inclined we are to settle back in our comfy recliners and become passive viewers rather than active participants as unsettling, frightening events unfold.
Reality and fiction merge as everything around us becomes entertainment fodder.
We don’t even have to change the channel when the subject matter becomes too monotonous. That’s taken care of for us by the programmers (the corporate media).
“Living is easy with eyes closed,” says Lennon, and that’s exactly what reality TV that masquerades as American politics programs the citizenry to do: navigate the world with their eyes shut.
As long as we’re viewers, we’ll never be doers.
Studies suggest that the more reality TV people watch—and I would posit that it’s all reality TV, entertainment news included—the more difficult it becomes to distinguishbetween what is real and what is carefully crafted farce.
“We the people” are watching a lot of TV.
On average, Americans spend five hours a day watching television. By the time we reach age 65, we’re watching more than 50 hours of television a week, and that number increases as we get older. And reality TV programming consistently captures the largest percentage of TV watchers every season by an almost 2-1 ratio.
This doesn’t bode well for a citizenry able to sift through masterfully-produced propaganda in order to think critically about the issues of the day, whether it’s fake news peddled by government agencies or foreign entities.
Those who watch reality shows tend to view what they see as the “norm.” Thus, those who watch shows characterized by lying, aggression and meanness not only come to see such behavior as acceptable and entertaining but also mimic the medium.
This holds true whether the reality programming is about the antics of celebrities in the White House, in the board room, or in the bedroom.
It’s a phenomenon called “humilitainment.”
A term coined by media scholars Brad Waite and Sara Booker, “humilitainment” refers to the tendency for viewers to take pleasure in someone else’s humiliation, suffering and pain.
“Humilitainment” largely explains not only why American TV watchers are so fixated on reality TV programming but how American citizens, largely insulated from what is really happening in the world around them by layers of technology, entertainment, and other distractions, arebeing programmed to accept the brutality, surveillance and dehumanizing treatment of the American police state as things happening to other people.
The ramifications for the future of civic engagement, political discourse and self-government are incredibly depressing and demoralizing.
This not only explains how a candidate like Donald Trump with a reputation for being rude, egotistical and narcissistic could get elected, but it also says a lot about how a politician like Barack Obama—whose tenure in the White House was characterized by drone killings, a weakening of the Constitution at the expense of Americans’ civil liberties, and an expansion of the police state—could be hailed as “one of the greatest presidents of all times.”
This is what happens when an entire nation—bombarded by reality TV programming, government propaganda and entertainment news—becomes systematically desensitized and acclimated to the trappings of a government that operates by fiat and speaks in a language of force.
Ultimately, the reality shows, the entertainment news, the surveillance society, the militarized police, and the political spectacles have one common objective: to keep us divided, distracted, imprisoned, and incapable of taking an active role in the business of self-government.
Look behind the political spectacles, the reality TV theatrics, the sleight-of-hand distractions and diversions, and the stomach-churning, nail-biting drama, and you will find there is a method to the madness.
We have become guinea pigs in a ruthlessly calculated, carefully orchestrated, chillingly cold-blooded experiment in how to control a population and advance a political agenda without much opposition from the citizenry.
This is mind-control in its most sinister form.
How do you change the way people think? You start by changing the words they use.
In totalitarian regimes—a.k.a. police states—where conformity and compliance are enforced at the end of a loaded gun, the government dictates what words can and cannot be used.
In countries where the police state hides behind a benevolent mask and disguises itself as tolerance, the citizens censor themselves, policing their words and thoughts to conform to the dictates of the mass mind.
Even when the motives behind this rigidly calibrated reorientation of societal language appear well-intentioned—discouraging racism, condemning violence, denouncing discrimination and hatred—inevitably, the end result is the same: intolerance, indoctrination, infantilism, the chilling of free speech and the demonizing of viewpoints that run counter to the cultural elite.
Donald Trump is no exception to this Orwellian manipulation of language for dubious ends: labelling something as “fake news” is a masterful way of dismissing truth that may run counter to the ruling power’s own narrative.
As George Orwell recognized, “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
Orwell understood only too well the power of language to manipulate the masses. In Orwell’s 1984, Big Brother does away with all undesirable and unnecessary words and meanings, even going so far as to routinely rewrite history and punish “thoughtcrimes.” In this dystopian vision of the future, the Thought Police serve as the eyes and ears of Big Brother, while the Ministry of Peace deals with war and defense, the Ministry of Plenty deals with economic affairs (rationing and starvation), the Ministry of Love deals with law and order (torture and brainwashing), and the Ministry of Truth deals with news, entertainment, education and art (propaganda). The mottos of Oceania: WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.
Orwell’s Big Brother relied on Newspeak to eliminate undesirable words, strip such words as remained of unorthodox meanings and make independent, non-government-approved thought altogether unnecessary.
Where we stand now is at the juncture of Oldspeak (where words have meanings, and ideas can be dangerous) and Newspeak (where only that which is “safe” and “accepted” by the majority is permitted).
Truth is often lost when we fail to distinguish between opinion and fact, and that is the danger we now face as a society. Anyone who relies exclusively on television/cable news hosts and political commentators for actual knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake.
Unfortunately, since Americans have by and large become non-readers, television has become their prime source of so-called “news.” This reliance on TV news has given rise to such popular news personalities who draw in vast audiences that virtually hang on their every word.
In our media age, these are the new powers-that-be.
Yet while these personalities often dispense the news like preachers used to dispense religion, with power and certainty, they are little more than conduits for propaganda and advertisements delivered in the guise of entertainment and news.
Given the preponderance of news-as-entertainment programming, it’s no wonder that viewers have largely lost the ability to think critically and analytically and differentiate between truth and propaganda, especially when delivered by way of fake news criers and politicians.
While television news cannot—and should not—be completely avoided, the following suggestions will help you better understand the nature of TV news.
1. TV news is not what happened. Rather, it is what someone thinks is worth reporting. Although there are still some good TV journalists, the old art of investigative reporting has largely been lost. While viewers are often inclined to take what is reported by television “news” hosts at face value, it is your responsibility to judge and analyze what is reported.
2. TV news is entertainment. There is a reason why the programs you watch are called news “shows.” It’s a signal that the so-called news is being delivered as a form of entertainment. “In the case of most news shows,” write Neil Postman and Steve Powers in their insightful book, How to Watch TV News (1992), “the package includes attractive anchors, an exciting musical theme, comic relief, stories placed to hold the audience, the creation of the illusion of intimacy, and so on.”
Of course, the point of all this glitz and glamour is to keep you glued to the set so that a product can be sold to you. (Even the TV news hosts get in on the action by peddling their own products, everything from their latest books to mugs and bathrobes.) Although the news items spoon-fed to you may have some value, they are primarily a commodity to gather an audience, which will in turn be sold to advertisers.
3. Never underestimate the power of commercials, especially to news audiences. In an average household, the television set is on over seven hours a day. Most people, believing themselves to be in control of their media consumption, are not really bothered by this. But TV is a two-way attack: it not only delivers programming to your home, it also delivers you (the consumer) to a sponsor.
People who watch the news tend to be more attentive, educated and have more money to spend. They are, thus, a prime market for advertisers. And sponsors spend millions on well-produced commercials. Such commercials are often longer in length than most news stories and cost more to produce than the news stories themselves. Moreover, the content of many commercials, which often contradicts the messages of the news stories, cannot be ignored. Most commercials are aimed at prurient interests in advocating sex, overindulgence, drugs, etc., which has a demoralizing effect on viewers, especially children.
4. It is vitally important to learn about the economic and political interests of those who own the “corporate” media. There are few independent news sources anymore. The major news outlets are owned by corporate empires. Moreover, even those “fake” news outlets denounced by Trump are enjoying significant sales and ratings boosts as a result of Trump’s so-called war on the media. Indeed, as one trade journal reports, “Trump, of course, has become the greatest source of lead generation the American press has ever seen.” In other words, to a dying news industry, the Trump presidency has been great for business.
5. Pay special attention to the language of newscasts. Because film footage and other visual imagery are so engaging on TV news shows, viewers are apt to allow language—what the reporter is saying about the images—to go unexamined. A TV news host’s language frames the pictures, and, therefore, the meaning we derive from the picture is often determined by the host’s commentary. TV by its very nature manipulates viewers. One must never forget that every television minute has been edited. The viewer does not see the actual event but the edited form of the event. For example, presenting a one- to two-minute segment from a two-hour political speech and having a TV talk show host critique may be disingenuous, but such edited footage is a regular staple on news shows. Add to that the fact that the reporters editing the film have a subjective view—sometimes determined by their corporate bosses—that enters in.
6. Reduce by at least one-half the amount of TV news you watch. TV news generally consists of “bad” news—wars, torture, murders, scandals and so forth. It cannot possibly do you any harm to excuse yourself each week from much of the mayhem projected at you on the news. Do not form your concept of reality based on television. TV news, it must be remembered, does not reflect normal everyday life. Studies indicate that a heavy viewing of TV news makes people think the world is much more dangerous than it actually is.
7. One of the reasons many people are addicted to watching TV news is that they feel they must have an opinion on almost everything, which gives the illusion of participation in American life. But an “opinion” is all that we can gain from TV news because it only presents the most rudimentary and fragmented information on anything. Thus, on most issues we don’t really know much about what is actually going on. And, of course, we are expected to take what the TV news host says on an issue as gospel truth. But isn’t it better to think for yourself? Add to this that we need to realize that we often don’t have enough information from the “news” source to form a true opinion. How can that be done? Study a broad variety of sources, carefully analyze issues in order to be better informed, and question everything.
The bottom line is simply this: Americans should beware of letting others—whether they be television news hosts, political commentators or media corporations—do their thinking for them.
As I make clear in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, a populace that cannot think for themselves is a populace with its backs to the walls: mute in the face of elected officials who refuse to represent us, helpless in the face of police brutality, powerless in the face of militarized tactics and technology that treat us like enemy combatants on a battlefield, and naked in the face of government surveillance that sees and hears all.
It’s time to change the channel, tune out the reality TV show, and push back against the real menace of the police state. If not, if we continue to sit back and lose ourselves in political programming, we will remain a captive audience to a farce that grows more absurd by the minute.
It is no secret that when it comes to learning about one’s self or seeking a path of truth, that at some point we gotta dig a little and see what is really going on with us from within. This search, this contemplation is simply an agreement to truly sense or become real about all of what we are. And, this search goes into the good, the bad, and the downright ugly that we all have in our lives.
The good, may or may not be so good once we dig into it, the bad will take time to show up and make us think we are just that, and the ugly is either right out in front of us or hidden way down where we hope that no one can see it.
Regardless of what we find, the searching is the important part as by agreeing to learn to know thyself, we are agreeing to some degree to align to truth and a higher vibrational living that leads to a greater and greater level of awareness and consciousness. Seeking within leads to this more expansive state while dodging, ditching, defending or coping does not. The latter lead to unconscious awareness and the belief that all that bad and ugly stuff is ‘out there’ as opposed to ‘in here.’
That may seem odd at first to truly believe that all enemies and restrictions are within, but as you do a little soul searching and any kind of integration based work, it is only a matter of time until you realize that all frustrations, fears, and suffering stem from within us.
And, as long as we are unaware of this hiding or ditching, the world will feel hostile, scary and upsetting. It is only by embracing all that we are and asking what is hidden to come up that we will be able to learn what we are sensing as ’out there’ is the hostility we have towards others and mostly ourselves.
The bad and the ugly (and even some of the good) many times are labeled the ego, the id, the shadow, or various other titles that label the more defensive or reactive side of our behavior. And, if we go back to the origin of how most, if not all, of this ‘bad’ stuff, was formed then we can see the beauty of it.
The ego, the shadow, even our karmic debt are all part of being human and created in this life or another when our truer nature was threatened or in danger. And, throughout history where life was survival based only, this was accurate. However, in more advanced or civilized times, this isn’t necessarily the case, but the ego still works and forms patterns out of real or perceived threats regardless of how deadly they may or may not be.
These threats lead to the belief that something outside of us did this or that to us creating or enhancing the belief in being separated from others and a wanted externalization in someone or something else to ‘right’ or ‘fix’ us. As these new patterns form, we feel some success or payoff in coping with this as it feels alleviated, which if followed enough times eventually leads us to forgetting what it was we really or truly wanted.
As we continue to align to the ego payoff and not truth, it creates a stronger bond to the coping patterns and creates a cycle of defending that the ego likes and agrees to continue to work towards developing into a full-blown shadow trait or ego pattern. Many of these patterns last a lifetime or many lifetimes, but at some point we begin to feel that something isn’t quite right in how we are reacting, emoting or defending.
When most begin to feel this and have little to no understanding, they try to demonize or ditch the ego…or just ignore it. This won’t work as you are asking your inner darkness to ‘just go away’ without being acknowledged and worse yet trying to also dodge the truer nature that is hidden within it. As we continue to try to demonize or ditch it, it only brings about further suppression or denial leading to a greater level of reactivity, tension and even physical illness as we agree not to face or dodge.
In reality, what occurs in our lives, whether good or bad, is and was all set up via our choices and our karma leading to the potential outcomes of whatever energetic state our choices and karma set us up for… If we can accept this as true, which is challenging, we can see the power of all that occurs as lessons and that the truer nature of our inner self is hidden under these patterns, programs of the defensive nature.
If we begin to search within and have a bit of spiritual training or alignment, we will see quite the display of patterns and programs that are based solely in keeping others away, manipulating them, or even trying to hurt others. The shadow has many aspects to it and can lead to great change if studied and felt within.
It is through bringing up and feeling what is restricting us that we can move closer to truth, happiness and possibly even love. By facing them and feeling them, we have the power to change them.
As, learning to deal with life and not cope our way through, we have a greater chance of true fulfillment and purpose. We can also see that we have the power change these patterns as with a bit of reflection we can realize that we don’t have to choose them but can align to newer ones that may be more loving or healthier. And, keeping on this path, we will see the power of continued searching, acknowledging and releasing as opposed to continued defending or coping.
Take some time to feel out what is limiting you. What is so bad about you. Learn to love yourself and let go of anything that is restrictive or based in the ego. Find methods that allow you to reflect and aid you in self-reflection and the development of your consciousness. The end result will be shocking as you will see how much time an energy you put into coping and defending that now can be used for other things!
Energy Coach & Founder of Selfunification.com
Engineering perception for “the new world”
by Jon Rappoport
The primary feature of The Group is: its members look at events in accordance with what they think other members are seeing.
It’s like passing around an unknown object, from hand to hand, and describing it as you believe everyone else will describe it.
You are always listening for “an echo effect” before it happens.
And you claim the echo effect is what you perceive.
High-IQ idiots will tell you this is the only way society can operate. They no longer know what it means to see things as they actually see them. And when they vaguely sniff out a free individual, they recoil in horror.
In the early days of the American Republic, as the two-party system developed, certain men saw the movement toward collectivism.
In phase one, it was evolving into polarized opposition. It was an engineered A versus B, with each side saying whatever it could, in order to win popular support.
And beyond that, it was a PRETENSE of polarized opposition. Behind the scenes, both parties, and the men who owned them, were simply building up the power of centralized government—and figuring out how to appeal to the population on the basis of “shared consensus” and “the greatest good for the greatest number.”
In other words: “how can we get the masses to think they’re all perceiving the same thing, the thing we want them to perceive?”
John Adams, in the early days of the Republic, saw it correctly and saw it exactly:
“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting [organizing] measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble opinion, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
Even more tellingly, George Washington laid the system bare as he struggled to extricate himself from it: “…party disputes are now carried to such a length, and truth is so enveloped in mist and false representation, that it is extremely difficult to know through which channel to seek it [truth]. This difficulty, to one [a person], who is of no party, and whose sole wish is to pursue with undeviating steps a path which would lead this country to respectability, wealth, and happiness, is exceedingly to be lamented.”
Thomas Jefferson, who on a number of occasions registered his acceptance of political parties as inevitable and natural, broke ranks in this very personal assessment: “I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men…where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction [to a party] is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go at all.”
One of the great tools of modern collectivism is political correctness.
—All political correctness is based on a crooked notion of greatest good, AKA least harm, to the greatest number of people.
It’s an effort to convince people to limit their own actions and words, based on what effect they might have on others.
These others are nudged and engineered into being on the premise that they will be victims, who are disturbed by a potentially infinite number of actions and words.
These victims will perceive harm to themselves before it happens.
They will register a possible future “echo effect” now.
As lambs to the slaughter, they will provide a justification for limited collectivist thought and existence.
“The demands of the machine are insatiable. The danger of shaking men out of the soporific results of mechanized knowledge is similar to that of attempting to arouse a drunken man or one who has taken an overdose of sleeping tablets. The necessary violent measures will be disliked. We have had university professors threatened with the loss of their positions for less than this.” (Harold Innis, 1947)
Note the word “mechanized” in the above quote. It’s no longer used to describe education. Instead, we have “systems.” Or “patterns.” Or “programs.”
These newer terms aren’t given a negative connotation. Indeed, they’re offered as heralds of a new and better world.
In this re-framing, we all need systems. The more the better.
The Surveillance State is also, of course a system. It’s based on the premise that ALL freedom has to be monitored and tracked
Meanwhile, modern “democratic” elites have redefined freedom. This is at the heart of what they’re doing.
They want freedom to mean “doing the right thing for the greatest good of the greatest number of people.” Never mind that such a re-framing is a complete non-sequitur. In the social engineering game, the op goes this way: “Every person would use his freedom to do the right thing; therefore, coercing people to do it is part of freedom.”
It’s Orwellian. It makes no sense. But that’s what’s on the table. “Let’s eliminate the ‘choice’ part of freedom and go directly to what a free person would do and make that into ideal and necessary behavior.”
The Surveillance State classifies those who disagree as threats.
Asserting freedom as a pure and independent value raises a red flag.
Over the past 65 years, a tremendous amount of propaganda has been devoted to redefining freedom as “what freedom should lead to.” Behavior. Brainwashed college students are essentially taught: “Forget the free part of freedom. Let’s go right to the question of what freedom should produce. That’s why we’re here. That’s what we’re going to learn. It’s a short-cut. We’re going to tell you what any decent and correct human being would do with his freedom, so you can do it.”
The recent MIT experiments to induce “false memories” in rats, as well as the DARPA research aimed at inserting images directly into the visual cortex, reveal a direction important brain research is taking. Change perception, if necessary, to make people do the right thing.
Any individual who enlists in the collectivist future does so by entering a trance. The aim of hypnosis is a collective definition of The Good. This was exactly the pattern that Plato laid out in The Republic. For him, The Good was the highest Form in the ultimate dimension where all ideas existed in a perfected state. The ruling Philosopher Kings had exclusive and intimate and superior knowledge of The Good.
Thought experiment: Write down a definition of “the greatest good for the greatest number,” and then, in your life, for a few days or so, base all your actions on it. Exclude all other considerations. You’ll find yourself in an altered state, and you’ll also notice you’re, in essence, hypnotizing yourself. You’re narrowing your focus, space, and thought.
You’re referring all your behavior to a central and single idea. You’re systematizing yourself.
This is the principle of reduction of consciousness.
In this civilization, reduction is increasingly touted as “an answer.” Simplifying thought is said to equal insight. Freely proliferating consciousness is highly suspect.
Here is a brief fragment from my unpublished work, The Magician Awakes:
John Q opened his eyes after the surgery. He saw a floral pattern hanging in mid-air, and inscribed along every stem and stylized petal were rows of refrigerated thoughts.
Major Kelsen walked into the hospital room with a big grin on his face. ‘We’ve done it,’ he said. ‘John Q, you now have an auxiliary mind. It’s better than the original. You’re in on the ground floor.’
John Q struggled to speak, but his mouth was a dry desert and the wind was picking up in his cerebral cortex.
‘No need to track you anymore, kid,’ the Major said. ‘You’re free. You’re the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution now. You’re immune.’
John Q could feel himself radiating with low-level happiness. It was bleeding from his pores. He was sensing INCLUSION.
Belsen hovered over him with a mirror.
‘Look at yourself, son. Do you even recognize who you are? Do you remember who you were? Those constructs are both fading. You’re in the moment. You’re the animal you were meant to be, finally. The President wants to see you. This is big-time.’
John Q suddenly saw a gold-crested falcon sitting on Belsen’s shoulder. It was looking straight at him. ‘I come in before the opening credits,’ it said.
Belsen blinked. ‘See, John Q, we don’t want you to think you’re a slave. That would be stupid and wrong. We want to make you proud. We’ve eliminated some complexity that was in your way, that’s all. We’ve boiled down your PROCESS. Your enemies are now the people who want to make things complicated.’
John Q needed sleep. But Belsen was getting through. WHY PROLIFERATE THINKING? Wasn’t the key simplification? Of course. It had to be. If you had a dish called the truth, you could serve it on a single plate. Why had it ever seemed otherwise?
He took inventory. He could still see the floral pattern. The thoughts that lay frozen along its stems and petals? They were now faces of all the people he’d ever known, ever met. Yes. And THEY all knew something he hadn’t, until now: they knew the truth was simple and available. He was joining them. He was, finally, linked to them. Their secret was open to him. He’d been let in.
They’d figured out how to attain REDUCTION. It didn’t really matter, he realized, what the mind’s content was. All that mattered was that simplicity had been achieved.
THIS was what everyone else was so proud of. This was what he’d never grasped.
Belsen smiled. ‘Go to sleep, kid,’ he said. ‘We nailed it. The worst is over.’
John Q closed his eyes. He dozed. He dreamed that men were stationed at the outskirts of his mind pushing walls in toward him. As they moved, he felt better. Step by step.
Thank you, he said. Thank you for taking this burden away. I’m all summaries now. I’m a chosen one.
Then, sounds came into him. Tearing fabric. Splitting threads. Stone breaking.
A man walked out of an old brown door. He said, ‘John Q, synaptic circuits we installed are cracking. It’s not working.’
John Q felt a new delight flood his body. He remembered he was a publisher of books. Now, in one blasting stroke, he had access to every line in every book he’d ever printed.
He was awake in the hospital room. Light was filling the space and it exploded, and he was hurled through a wall, and he was outside, in the city, in the open air at high noon. He was soaring under clouds, above the buildings, flying, complicated, alive, hearing wild lines burning in an unknown language, his hospital gown tearing away from his body.
Then he heard: YOU’RE BETRAYING US ALL!
He looked below. A crowd was gathering in the street. They were trying to magnetize him and pull him down. They were screaming.
Even at this height, he could recognize some of their faces. He had seen them at parades, at celebrations of the One Joy, singing and reciting oaths of the simplification…
‘Have I got a problem?’ he said to the sky.
But he kept on flying, higher and higher, and the pull against his free motion faded…
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS EXPOSES THE ALL-PERVASIVE MILITARY-SECURITY COMPLEX
SOURCE: PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
The article is long but very important and is worth a careful read. It shows that the military/security complex has woven itself so tightly into the American social, economic, and political fabric as to be untouchable. President Trump is an extremely brave or foolhardy person to take on this most powerful and pervasive of all US institutions by trying to normalize US relations with Russia, chosen by the military/security complex as the “enemy” that justifies its enormous budget and power.
In 1961 President Eisenhower in his last public address to the American people warned us about the danger to democracy and accountable government presented by the military/industrial complex.
You can imagine how much stronger the complex is 57 years later after decades of Cold War with the Soviet Union.
The Russian government, Russian media, and Russian people desperately need to comprehend how powerful the US military/security complex is and how it is woven into the fabric of America. No amount of diplomacy by Lavrov and masterful chess playing by Putin can possibly shake the control over the United States exercised by the military/security complex.
Professor Roelofs has done a good deed for the American people and for the world in assembling such extensive information documenting the penetration into every aspect of American life of the military/security complex. It is a delusion that a mere President of the United States can bring such a powerful, all-pervasive institution to heel and deprive it of its necessary enemy.
For many people the “military-industrial-complex (MIC)” brings to mind the top twenty weapons manufacturers. President Dwight Eisenhower, who warned about it in 1961, wanted to call it the military- industrial-congressional-complex, but decided it was not prudent to do so. Today it might well be called the military-industrial-congressional-almost-everything-complex. Most departments and levels of government, businesses, and also many charities, social service, environmental, and cultural organizations, are deeply embedded with the military.
The weapons industry may be spearheading the military budget and military operations; it is aided immensely by the cheering or silence of citizens and their representatives. Here we will provide some likely reasons for that assent. We will use the common typology of three national sectors: government, business, and nonprofit, with varying amounts of interaction among them. This does not preclude, though it masks somewhat, the proposition that government is the executive of the ruling class.
Every kind of business figures in the Department of Defense (DoD) budget. Lockheed is currently the largest contractor in the weapons business. It connects with the worldwide MIC by sourcing parts, for example, for the F-35 fighter plane, from many countries. This helps a lot to market the weapon, despite its low opinion among military experts as well as anti-military critics. Lockheed also does civilian work, which enhances its aura while it spreads its values.
Other types of businesses have enormous multi-year contracts—in the billions. This despite the constitutional proviso that Congress not appropriate military funds for more than a two year term. Notable are the construction companies, such as Fluor, KBR, Bechtel, and Hensel Phelps.These build huge bases, often with high tech surveillance or operational capacity, in the US and abroad, where they hire locals or commonly, third country nationals to carry out the work. There are also billion-funded contractors in communications technology, intelligence analysis, transportation, logistics, food, and clothing. “Contracting out” is our modern military way; this also spreads its influence far and wide.
Medium, small, and tiny businesses dangle from the “Christmas tree” of the Pentagon, promoting popular cheering or silence on the military budget. These include special set-asides for minority-owned and small businesses. A Black-owned small business, KEPA-TCI (construction), received contracts for $356 million. [Data comes from several sources, available free on the internet: websites, tax forms, and annual reports of organizations; usaspending.gov(USA) and governmentcontractswon.com (GCW).] Major corporations of all types serving our services have been excellently described in Nick Turse’s The Complex. Really small and tiny businesses are drawn into the system: landscapers, dry cleaners, child care centers, and Come- Bye Goose Control of Maryland.
Among the businesses with large DoD contracts are book publishers: McGraw-Hill, Greenwood, Scholastic, Pearson, Houghton Mifflin, Harcourt, Elsevier, and others. Rarely have the biases in this industry, in fiction, nonfiction, and textbook offerings, been examined. Yet the influences on this small but significant population, the reading public, and the larger schooled contingent, may help explain the silence of the literate crowd and college graduates.
Much of what is left of organized industrial labor is in weapons manufacture. Its PACs fund the few “progressive” candidates in our political system, who tend to be silent about war and the threat of nuclear annihilation. Unlike other factories, the armaments makers do not suddenly move overseas, although they do use subcontractors worldwide.
Military spending may be only about 6% of the GDP, yet it has great impact because:
1. it is a growing sector;
2. it is recession-proof;
3. it does not rely on consumer whims;
4. it is the only thing prospering in many areas; and
5. the “multiplier” effect: subcontracting, corporate purchasing, and employee spending perk up the regional economy.
It is ideally suited to Keynesian remedies, because of its ready destruction and obsolescence: what isn’t consumed in warfare, rusted out, or donated to our friends still needs to be replaced by the slightly more lethal thing. Many of our science graduates work for the military directly or its contractee labs concocting these.
The military’s unbeatable weapon is jobs, and all members of Congress, and state and local officials, are aware of this. It is where well-paying jobs are found for mechanics, scientists, and engineers; even janitorial workers do well in these taxpayer-rich firms. Weaponry is also important in our manufactured goods exports as our allies are required to have equipment that meets our specifications. Governments, rebels, terrorists, pirates, and gangsters all fancy our high tech and low tech lethal devices.
Our military economy also yields a high return on investments. These benefit not only corporate executives and other rich, but many middle and working class folk, as well as churches, benevolent, and cultural organizations. The lucrative mutual funds offered by Vanguard, Fidelity, and others are heavily invested in the weapons manufacturers.
Individual investors may not know what is in their fund’s portfolios; the institutions usually know. A current project of World Beyond War (https://worldbeyondwar.org/divest) advocates divestment of military stocks in the pension funds of state and local government workers: police, firepersons, teachers, and other civil servants. Researchers are making a state-by-state analysis of these funds. Among the findings are the extensive military stock holdings of CALpers, the California Public Employees Retirement System (the sixth largest pension fund on earth), the California State Teachers Retirement System, the New York State Teachers Retirement System, the New York City Employees Retirement System, and the New York State Common Retirement Fund (state and local employees). Amazing! the New York City teachers were once the proud parents of red diaper babies.
The governmental side of the MIC complex goes far beyond the DoD. In the executive branch, Departments of State, Homeland Security, Energy, Veterans Affairs, Interior; and CIA, AID, FBI, NASA, and other agencies; are permeated with military projects and goals. Even the Department of Agriculture has a joint program with the DoD to “restore” Afghanistan by creating a dairy cattle industry. No matter that the cattle and their feed must be imported, cattle cannot graze in the terrain as the native sheep and goats can, there is no adequate transportation or refrigeration, and the Afghans don’t normally drink milk. The native animals provide yogurt, butter, and wool, and graze on the rugged slopes, but that is all so un-American.
Congress is a firm ally of the military. Campaign contributions from contractor PACs are generous, and lobbying is extensive. So also are the outlays of financial institutions, which are heavily invested in the MIC. Congresspeople have significant shares of weapons industry stocks. To clinch the deal, members of Congress (and also state and local lawmakers) are well aware of the economic importance of military con- tracts in their states and districts.
Military bases, inside the US as well as worldwide, are an economic hub for communities. The DoD Base Structure Report for Fy2015 lists more than 4,000 domestic properties. Some are bombing ranges or re- cruiting stations; perhaps 400 are bases with a major impact on their localities. The largest of these, Fort Bragg, NC, is a city unto itself, and a cultural influence as well as economic asset to its region, as so well described by Catherine Lutz in Homefront. California has about 40 bases (https://militarybases.com/by– state/), and is home to major weapons makers as well. Officers generally live off-base, so the real estate, restaurant, retail, auto repair, hotel and other businesses are prospering. Local civilians find employment on bases. Closed, unconvertible installations are sometimes tourist attractions, such as the unlikeliest of all vacation spots, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
DoD has direct contracts and grants with state and local governments. These are for various projects and services, including large amounts to fund the National Guard. The Army Engineers maintain swimming holes and parks, and police forces get a deal on Bearcats. JROTC programs nationwide provide funding for public schools, and even more for those that are public school military academies; six are in Chicago.
National, state and local governments are well covered by the “insecurity blanket;” the nonprofit sector is not neglected. Nevertheless, it does harbor the very small group of anti-war organizations, such as Iraq Veterans Against War, Veterans for Peace, World Beyond War, Peace Action, Union of Concerned Scientists, Center for International Policy, Catholic Worker, Answer Coalition, and others. Yet unlike the Vietnam War period there is no vocal group of religious leaders protesting war, and the few students who are politically active are more concerned with other issues.
Nonprofit organizations and institutions are involved several ways. Some are obviously partners of the MIC: Boy and Girl Scouts, Red Cross, veterans’ charities, military think-tanks such as RAND and Institute for Defense Analysis, establishment think-tanks like the American Enterprise Institute, Atlantic Council, and the flagship of US world projection, the Council on Foreign Relations. There are also many international nongovernmental organizations that assist the US government in delivering “humanitarian” assistance, sing the praises of the market economy, or attempt to repair the “collateral” damage inflicted on lands and people, for example, Mercy Corps, Open Society Institutes, and CARE.
Educational institutions in all sectors are embedded with the military. The military schools include the service academies, National Defense University, Army War College, Naval War College, Air Force Institute of Technology, Air University, Defense Acquisition University, Defense Language Institute, Naval Postgraduate School, Defense Information School, the medical school, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and the notorious School of the Americas in Fort Benning, GA, now renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. “In addition, Senior Military Colleges offer a combination of higher education with military instruction. SMCs include Texas A&M University, Norwich University, The Virginia Military Institute, The Citadel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), University of North Georgia and the Mary Baldwin Women’s Institute for Leadership” (https://www.usa.gov/military-colleges).
A university doesn’t have to be special to be part of the MIC. Most are awash with contracts, ROTC programs, and/or military officers and contractors on their boards of trustees. A study of the 100 most militarized universities includes prestigious institutions, as well as diploma mills that produce employees for military intelligence agencies and contractors (https://news.vice.com/article/these-are-the-100– most-militarized-universities-in-america).
Major liberal foundations have long engaged in covert and overt operations to support imperial projection, described by David Horowitz as the “Sinews of Empire” in his important 1969 Ramparts article. They have been close associates of the Central Intelligence Agency, and were active in its instigation. The foundation created and supported Council on Foreign Relations has long been a link among Wall Street, large corporations, academia, the media, and our foreign and military policymakers.
Less obvious are the military connections of philanthropic, cultural, social service, environmental, and professional organizations. They are linked through donations; joint programs; sponsorship of events, exhibits, and concerts; awards (both ways); investments; boards of directors; top executives; and contracts. The data here covers approximately the last twenty years, and rounds out the reasons for the astounding support (according to the polls) that US citizens have conferred on our military, its budget, and its operations.
Military contractor philanthropy was the subject of my previous CP reports, in 2006 and 2016. Every type of nonprofit (as well as public schools and universities) received support from the major weapons manufacturers; some findings were outstanding. Minority organizations were extremely well endowed. For many years there was crucial support for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from Lockheed; Boeing also funded the Congressional Black Caucus. The former president and CEO of the NAACP, Bruce Gordon, is now on the Board of Trustees of Northrop Grumman.
General Electric is the most generous military contractor philanthropist, with direct grants to organizations and educational institutions, partnerships with both, and matching contributions made by its thousands of employees. The latter reaches many of the nongovernmental and educational entities throughout the country.
Major donors to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (listed in its 2016 Annual Report) include the Defense Intelligence Agency, Cisco Systems, Open Society Foundations, US Department of Defense, General Electric, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and Lockheed Martin. This is an echo of the CEIP’s military connections reported in Horace Coon’s book of the 1930s, Money to Burn.
The DoD itself donates surplus property to organizations; among those eligible are Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Little League Baseball, and United Service Organizations. The Denton Program allows non-governmental organizations to use extra space on U.S. military cargo aircraft to transport humanitarian assistance materials.
There is a multitude of joint programs and sponsorships. Here is a small sample…
The American Association of University Women’s National Tech Savvy Program encourages girls to enter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers, with sponsorship from Lockheed, BAE Systems, and Boeing.
Junior Achievement, sponsored by Bechtel, United Technologies, and others, aims to train children in market-based economics and entrepreneurship.
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is partnered with Northrop Grumman for an “early childhood STEM ‘Learning through the Arts’ initiative for pre-K and kindergarten students.”
The Bechtel Foundation has two programs for a “sustainable California”— an education program to help “young people develop the knowledge, skills, and character to explore and understand the world,” and an environmental program to promote the “management, stewardship and conservation for the state’s natural resources.”
The NAACP ACT-SO is a “yearlong enrichment program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students,” with sponsorship from Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman et al. The national winners receive financial awards from major corporations, college scholarships, internships, and apprenticeships—in the military industries.
In recent years the weapons makers have become enthusiastic environmentalists. Lockheed was a sponsor of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Sustainability Forum in 2013. Northrop Grumman supports Keep America Beautiful, National Public Lands Day, and a partnership with Conservation International and the Arbor Day Foundation (for forest restoration). United Technologies is the founding sponsor of the U.S. Green Building Council Center for Green Schools, and co-creator of the Sustainable Cities Design Academy. Tree Musketeers is a national youth environmental organization partnered by Northrop Grumman and Boeing.
Awards go both ways: industries give awards to nonprofits, and nonprofits awards to military industries and people. United Technologies, for its efforts in response to climate change, was on Climate A list of the Climate Disclosure Project. The Corporate Responsibility Association gave Lockheed position 8 in 2016 in its 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. Points of Light included General Electric and Raytheon in its 2014 list of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in America. Harold Koh, the lawyer who as Obama’s advisor defended drone strikes and intervention in Libya, was recently given distinguished visiting professor status by Phi Beta Kappa. In 2017, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility recognized 34 Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers; 3 were executives in the weapons industry. Elizabeth Amato, an executive at United Technologies, received the YWCA Women Achievers Award.
Despite laborious searching through tax form 990s, it is difficult to discover the specifics of organizations’ investments. Many have substantial ones; in 2006, the American Friends Service Committee had $3.5 million in revenue from investments. Human Rights Watch reported $3.5 million investment income on its 2015 tax form 990, and more than $107 million in endowment funds.
One of the few surveys of nonprofit policies (by Commonfund in 2012) found that only 17% of foundations used environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria in their investments. ESG seems to have replaced “socially responsible investing (SRI)” in investment terminology, and it has a somewhat different slant. The most common restriction is the avoidance of companies doing business in regions with conflict risk; the next relates to climate change and carbon emissions; employee diversity is also an important consideration. Commonfund’s study of charities, social service and cultural organizations reported that 70% of their sample did not consider ESG in their investment policies. Although 61% of religious organizations did employ ESG criteria, only 16% of social service organizations and 3% of cultural organizations did.
Weapon industries are hardly ever mentioned in these reports. Religious organizations sometimes still used the SRI investment screens, but the most common were alcohol, gambling, pornography, and tobacco. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a resource for churches, lists almost 30 issues for investment consideration, including executive compensation, climate change, and opioid crisis, but none concerning weapons or war. The United Church (UCC) advisory, a pioneer in SRI investment policies, does include a screen: only companies should be chosen which have less than 10% revenue from alcohol or gambling, 1% from tobacco, 10% from conventional weapons and 5% from nuclear weapons.
The Art Institute of Chicago states on their website that “[W]ith the fiduciary responsibility to maximize returns on investment consistent with appropriate levels of risk, the Art Institute maintains a strong presumption against divesting for social, moral, or political reasons.” Listed as an associate is Honeywell International, and a major benefactor is the Crown Family (General Dynamics), which recently donated a $2 million endowment for a Professorship in Painting and Drawing.
Nonprofit institutions (as well as individuals and pension funds of all sectors) have heavy investments in the funds of financial companies such as State Street, Vanguard, BlackRock, Fidelity, CREF, and others, which have portfolios rich in military industries (https://worldbeyondwar.org/wp– content/uploads/2016/11/indirect.pdf). These include information technology firms, which, although often regarded as “socially responsible,” are among the major DoD contractors.
In recent years foundations and other large nonprofits, such as universities, have favored investments in hedge funds, real estate, derivatives, and private equity. The Carnegie Endowment, more “transparent” than most, lists such funds on its 2015 tax form 990 (Schedule D Part VII). It is unlikely that Lockheed, Boeing, et al, are among the distressed debt bonanzas, so these institutions may be low on weapons stock. Nevertheless, most of them have firm connections to the MIC through donations, leadership, and/or contracts.
Close association with the military among nonprofit board members and executives works to keep the lid on anti-war activities and expression. The Aspen Institute is a think-tank that has resident experts, and also a policy of convening with activists, such as anti-poverty community leaders. Its Board of Trustees is chaired by James Crown, who is also a director of General Dynamics. Among other board members are Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice, Javier Solana (former Secretary-General of NATO), and former Congresswoman Jane Harman. Harman “received the Defense Department Medal for Distinguished Service in 1998, the CIA Seal Medal in 2007, and the CIA Director’s Award and the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal in 2011. She is currently a member of the Director of National Intelligence’s Senior Advisory Group, the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.” Lifetime Aspen Trustees include Lester Crown and Henry Kissinger.
In recent years, the Carnegie Corporation board of trustees included Condoleezza Rice and General Lloyd Austin III (Ret.), Commander of CENTCOM, a leader in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and also a board member of United Technologies. A former president of Physicians for Peace (not the similarly named well-known group) is Rear Admiral Harold Bernsen, formerly Commander of the US Middle East Force and not a physician.
TIAA, the college teachers’ retirement fund, had a CEO from 1993-2002, John H. Biggs, who was at the same time a director of Boeing. TIAA’s current board of directors includes an associate of a major military research firm, MITRE Corporations, and several members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Its senior executive Vice President, Rahul Merchant, is currently also a director at two information technology firms that have large military contracts: Juniper Networks and AASKI.
The American Association of Retired Persons’ chief lobbyist from 2002-2007, Chris Hansen, had previously served in that capacity at Boeing. The current VP of communications at Northrop Grumman, Lisa Davis, held that position at AARP from 1996-2005.
Board members and CEOs of the major weapons corporations serve on the boards of many nonprofits. Just to indicate the scope, these include the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Newman’s Own Foundation, New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall Society, Conservation International, Wolf Trap Foundation, WGBH, Boy Scouts, Newport Festival Foundation, Toys for Tots, STEM organizations, Catalyst, the National Science Center, the US Institute of Peace, and many foundations and universities.
The DoD promotes the employment of retired military officers as board members or CEOs of nonprofits, and several organizations and degree programs further this transition. U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Eden Murrie (Ret.) is now Director of Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships at the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service. She maintains that “[F]ormer military leaders have direct leadership experience and bring talent and integrity that could be applied in a nonprofit organization. . .” (seniormilitaryintransition.com/tag/eden-murrie/). Given the early retirement age, former military personnel (and reservists) are a natural fit for positions of influence in federal, state, and local governments, school boards, nonprofits, and volunteer work; many are in those places.
Perhaps the coziest relationships under the insecurity blanket are the multitudes of contracts and grants the Department of Defense tenders to the nonprofit world. DoD fiscal reporting is notoriously inaccurate, and there were conflicting accounts between and within the online databases. Nevertheless, even a fuzzy picture gives a good idea of the depth and scope of the coverage.
From the TNC 2016 Annual Report: “The Nature Conservancy is an organization that takes care of people and land, and they look for opportunities to partner. They’re nonpolitical. We need nongovernment organizations like TNC to help mobilize our citizens. They are on the ground. They understand the people, the politics, the partnerships. We need groups like TNC to subsidize what government organizations can’t do” (Mamie Parker, Former Assistant Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Trustee, The Nature Conservancy).
Among the subsidies going the other way are 44 DoD contracts with TNC totaling several million for the years 2008-2018 (USA). These are for such services as Prairie Habitat Reforestation, $100,000, and Runway and Biosecurity upkeep at Palmyra Atoll, HI, $82,000 (USA). For the years 2000-2016, GCW lists a total of $5,500,000 in TNC’s DoD contracts.
Grants to TNC for specific projects, not clearly different from contracts, were much larger. Each is listed separately (USA); a rough count of the total was more than $150 million. One $55 million grant was for “Army compatible use buffer (acubs) in vicinity of Fort Benning military installation.” Similar grants, the largest, $14 million, were for this service at other bases. Another was for the implementation of Fort Benning army installation’s ecological monitoring plan. Included in the description of these grants was the notice: “Assist State and local governments to mitigate or prevent incompatible civilian land use/activity that is likely to impair the continued operational utility of a Department of Defense (DoD) military installation. Grantees and participating governments are expected to adopt and implement the study recommendations.”
TNC’s Form 990 for 2017 states its investment income as $21 million. It reported government grants of $108.5 million, and government contracts of $9 million. These may include funds from state and local as well as all departments of the federal government. The Department of the Interior, which manages the vast lands used for bombing ranges and live ammunition war games, is another TNC grantor.
Other environmental organizations sustained by DoD contracts are the National Audubon Society ($945,000 for 6 years, GCW), and Point Reyes Bird Observatory ($145,000, 6 years, GCW). USA reports contracts with Stichting Deltares, a Dutch coastal research institute, for $550,000 in 2016, grants to the San Diego Zoo of $367,000, and to the Institute for Wildlife Studies, $1.3 million for shrike monitoring.
Goodwill Industries (training and employing the disabled, ex-offenders, veterans, and homeless people) is an enormous military contractor. Each entity is a separate corporation, based on state or region, and the total receipt is in the billions. For example, for 2000-2016 (GCW), Goodwill of South Florida had $434 million and Southeastern Wisconsin $906 million in contracts. Goods and services provided include food and logistics support, records processing, army combat pants, custodial, security, mowing, and recycling. Similar organizations working for the DoD include the Jewish Vocational Service and Community Workshop, janitorial services, $12 million over 5 years; Lighthouse for the Blind, $4.5 million, water purification equipment; Ability One; National Institute for the Blind; Pride Industries; and Melwood Horticultural Training Center.
The DoD does not shun the work of Federal Prison Industries, which sells furniture and other products. A government corporation (and thus not a nonprofit), it had half a billion in sales to all federal departments in 2016. Prison labor, Goodwill Industries, and other sheltered-workshop enterprises, along with for- profits employing immigrant workers, teenagers, retirees, and migrant workers (who grow food for the military and the rest of us), reveal the evolving nature of the US working class, and some explanation for its lack of revolutionary fervor, or even mild dissent from the capitalist system.
The well-paid, and truly diverse employees (including executives) of major weapons makers are also not about to construct wooden barricades. Boards of directors in these industries are welcoming to minorities and women. The CEOs of Lockheed and General Dynamics are women, as is the Chief Operating Officer of Northrop Grumman. These success stories reinforce personal aspirations among the have-nots, rather than questioning the system.
Contracts with universities, hospitals, and medical facilities are too numerous to detail here; one that illustrates how far the blanket stretches is with Oxford University, $800,000 for medical research. Professional associations with significant contracts include the Institute of International Education, American Council on Education, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, National Academy of Sciences, Society of Women Engineers, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Society of Mexican-American Engineers, and U.S. Green Building Council. The Council of State Governments (a nonprofit policy association of officials) received a $193,000 contract for “preparedness” work. Let us hope we are well prepared.
The leaders, staff, members, donors, and volunteers of nonprofit organizations are the kind of people who might have been peace activists, yet so many are smothered into silence under the vast insecurity blanket. In addition to all the direct and indirect beneficiaries of the military establishment, many people with no connection still cheer it on. They have been subject to relentless propaganda forthe military and its wars from the government, the print and digital press, TV, movies, sports shows, parades, and computer games—the latter teach children that killing is fun.
The indoctrination goes down easily. It has had a head start in the educational system that glorifies the violent history of the nation. Our schools are full of in-house tutoring, STEM programs, and fun robotics teams personally conducted by employees of the weapons makers. Young children may not understand all the connections, but they tend to remember the logos. The JROTC programs, imparting militaristic values, enroll far more children than the ones who will become future officers. The extremely well-funded recruitment efforts in schools include “fun” simulations of warfare.
There is a worldwide supporting cast for the complex that includes NATO, other alliances, defense ministries, foreign military industries, and bases, but that is a story for another day.
The millions sheltered under our thick and broad blanket, including the enlistees under the prickly part of it, are not to blame. Some people may be thrilled by the idea of death and destruction. However, most are just trying to earn a living, keep their organization or rust belt afloat, or be accepted into polite company. They would prefer constructive work or income from healthy sources. Yet many have been indoctrinated to believe that militarism is normal and necessary. For those who consider change to be essential if life on this planet has a chance at survival, it is important to see all the ways that the military- industrial-congressional-almost everything-complex is being sustained.
“Free market economy” is a myth. In addition to the huge nonprofit (non-market) sector, government intervention is substantial, not only in the gigantic military, but in agriculture, education, health care, infrastructure, economic development (!), et al. For the same trillions we could have a national economy that repairs the environment, provides a fine standard of living and cultural opportunities for all, and works for peace on earth.
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Joan Roelofs is Professor Emerita of Political Science, Keene State College, New Hampshire. She is the author of Foundations and Public Policy: The Mask of Pluralism (SUNY Press, 2003) and Greening Cities (Rowman and Littlefield, 1996). She is the translator of Victor Considerant’s Principles of Socialism (Maisonneuve Press, 2006), and with Shawn P. Wilbur, of Charles Fourier’s anti-war fantasy, The World War of Small Pastries (Autonomedia, 2015). A community education short course on the military industrial complex is on her website, and may be used for similar purposes.
WHAT DOES GOOGLE KNOW ABOUT YOU: AN (AUTO)COMPLETE GUIDE
SUBMITTED BY JOHN MASON VIA THE BEST VPN
How much does Google really know about you? We did a deep-dive into the data the company collects to find out…
Google might just know you better than anyone.
Thanks to the data the tech giant collects in order to sell ads, Google has a wealth of information on you — from what you look like to where you live and where you’ve traveled. The corporation may even be able to guess your favorite food.
Just how does Google know all of this? Jump to our infographic for a quick overview of everything Google knows about you, or check out our full guide by clicking on the icons below.
Although “Google it” has officially entered the cultural lexicon, the mega-corporation is much more than a search engine. It’s through its apps, internet-related services, acquired companies and more that the technology company collects data on you. Below, we’ve broken down the most common app, product or service Google uses to track data, as well as an overview of the specific data collected.
From what you’ve searched online and the websites you’ve visited to who your contacts are and what you talk about, Google knows a lot about you. The company is then able to take this information and make informed decisions regarding what you might be interested in, which they show you in the form of ads.
Google’s apps give the company a wealth of information on you, from the personal details that make up who you are to your interests, your past travels and your future goals.
WHO YOU ARE
From facial recognition to audio recordings and intuitive search, Google is able to create a comprehensive — and unnervingly correct — profile about what makes you, you.
Thanks to facial recognition in Google Photos, the search engine probably has a pretty good idea of what you look like. In fact, you can create a “label” within Google Photos that’s essentially a tag for each person in your images, and Google is able to separate out that person from every photo you upload — even if the photo only includes a partial picture or is obscured.
If you’ve ever used voice commands with Google Home, an Android device, or any other Google product or device, the site has a log of it. In fact, not only can you view your past voice commands in the “Voice and Audio” section of Google’s My Activity section, you can hear them as well. The site keeps a full history of your audio commands, including voice recordings.
Your religious/political beliefs
Have you searched Google for how to donate to a political campaign? Visited a candidate’s website? Watched a sermon on YouTube? Google uses all of this information to build a comprehensive profile that covers everything from whether you’re more religious or spiritual to who you’re probably voting for in the next election.
Your health status
If you use Google Fit, the company probably has a pretty good overview of your health, from how active you are to the calories you burn a day to your fitness goals. But even if you don’t use this Google app, the site probably has a pretty good understanding of the state of your immune system — or at least how you view it — from your Google searches. In fact, compiling search engine data and cross-referencing it against patterns may even allow Google to tell if you’re getting sick or dealing with a medical issue.
Your personal details
Searched Google for the best lactose-free milk? For what to expect when you’re expecting? For how to learn Spanish fast? Everything you search is tracked by Google, which can be used to better understand personal details about your life, from whether you have dietary restrictions to what languages you speak.
EVERYWHERE YOU’VE EVER BEEN
Location tracking is one of the areas Google excels in — thanks to advanced location recognition technology, the company knows everything from where you went on vacation two summers ago to what restaurant you eat at most often.
Your home and office
Android phones, which run off of Google’s services, and Pixel, Google’s own phone, track and record your location through several means, including Wi-Fi, GPS and cellular networks. This means that the phone knows everywhere you are, every day, and how long you’re there for.
Google is able to interpret that data and draw conclusions from it — for example, where you live is probably where your phone is for the majority of nights and weekends. In fact, it may only take Google Now three days to determine where you live. For those on Apple devices or other operating systems, Google Maps works in a similar way.
Places you visit
In addition to collecting information about where you live and work, Google is able to track the other places you visit most often. Do you have a favorite coffee shop? A running route? A daycare center you use every weekday? Google probably knows about it.
Places you’ve traveled
Google doesn’t just know the ins and outs of your everyday life. The tech company knows where you’ve traveled too, be it a weekend getaway or a month-long trip to a different country.
Not only can Google track the places you’ve traveled to, it can see what you did while you were there. If you visited a museum in Paris or went line-dancing in Texas, Google knows — down to the exact time you arrived, how long you stayed, and how long it took you to get from one destination to another. The location tracking can even tell the method of transportation you used, like if you walked or took a train.
Additionally, Google’s acquisition of Waze means the site can collect data on where you’ve been even if you’re not connected to Maps or on a Google device.
WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE
Between your contacts and conversations in Gmail and Hangouts and the appointments you make in Google Calendar, the company knows everything from who you’re talking with to when and where you’re seeing them.
Who you talk to
If you use Gmail for your personal or work email, Google has a list of all your contacts, including who you talk to the most: navigate to Google’s “Frequently contacted” section to see which of your Gmail contacts you spend the most time conversing with (and to check if Google’s assessment of who you like the most aligns with your own). Android and Pixel users also give Google access to their phone contacts and text messages.
Where you meet
Meeting a friend for coffee later? If it’s on your Google Calendar, the company knows about it — and, thanks to location tracking, can map your trip from your house to the coffee shop and back. If you take a picture with your friend at the shop and upload it to Google Photos, Google can use facial recognition to add them to their own specific photo album. You can also tag the location the photo was taken as well.
If, years later, you’re trying to remember who you grabbed coffee with that day, Google can help you remember.
What you talk about
Does Google keep track of what you talk about over Gmail? It’s an issue up for debate — the company announced in 2017 that they would stop reading emails for the purposes of creating targeted advertisements. Whether they’ve actually stopped reading them altogether is another matter.
WHAT YOU LIKE AND DISLIKE
Google is in the business of knowing what you’re into — it’s how the search engine creates and sells such a personalized advertising experience. From your favorite movie genre to your favorite type of food, Google knows your preferences.
Food, books and movies
Google can use search engine data, like recipes you’ve researched or book titles you’ve searched for, to form an idea of what you like and dislike. Certain apps like Google Books, which keeps tracks of the books you’ve searched and read, deepen this knowledge. Additionally, Google owns YouTube, which means they know which movie trailers you’ve been seeking out.
Google uses this information, as well as the websites you’ve visited and the ads you’ve clicked on, to create a profile of the subjects they think you’re interested in. You can see a full list of who they think you are — down to what shows you watch and what hobbies you pursue in your free time — in their ads dashboard.
Where you shop and what you buy
If you’ve ever used Google Shopping to compare the prices of online vendors, Google knows about it. They also know what products you’ve searched and clicked on through Google Search and can track your website visits and what products you’ve viewed on retailer websites through Google Chrome.
YOUR FUTURE PLANS
Google’s knowledge isn’t limited to what you’ve done in the past or are doing in the present. The company can also use data from their applications and search engine to make predictions about what you’ll be doing in the future.
What you’re interested in buying, seeing or eating
Interested in seeing a new movie? Checking out a new restaurant or taking a weekend trip to a new city? If you’ve used Google Search to look up the movie times, make an online reservation or scout out the best tourist activity, Google knows.
Upcoming trips and reservations
Have you searched restaurants to eat at and shows to go to in the city you’re visiting? Have you created an itinerary in Google Calendar? Google can collect that data in order to assess your upcoming trips. Google also scans your emails to see what flights you have coming up and can automatically add restaurant reservations to your schedule based on confirmations that have been sent to Gmail.
Future life plans
Have you been searching about homeownership? About when the best age to have children is? About tips for travelling to China? Google uses this information to understand more about you and what you want in the future, to better tailor online advertisements to your needs.
YOUR ONLINE LIFE
At its most basic, Google is a search engine and internet services company. So, it’s no surprise that in addition to knowing a wealth of your personal details, the site also knows everything there is to know about what you do online.
Websites you’ve visited
Google keeps a comprehensive list of every site you’ve visited on Chrome, from any device. The site also keeps a running tab of every search you’ve run, every ad you’ve clicked on and every YouTube video you’ve watched.
Your browsing habits
From how many sites you have bookmarked to how many passwords Chrome auto-fills, Google has a comprehensive understanding of your browser habits, including:
- Your apps from the Chrome Web Store and the Google Play Store
- Your extensions from the Chrome Web Store
- The browser settings you’ve changed in Chrome
- Email addresses, addresses and phone numbers you’ve set to autofill in Chrome
- All the website addresses you’ve ever entered in the address bar
- The pages you have bookmarked in Chrome
- All the passwords you’ve asked Chrome to save for you
- A list of sites you’ve told Chrome not to save passwords for
- All the Chrome tabs that are open across your devices
- The number of Gmail conversations you’ve had
- How many Google searches you’ve made this month
If you’re unnerved by the amount of information Google has on you, there are several steps you can take to get around the company’s relentless tracking.
1. Use a VPN
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure option to keep Google from tracking you while you’re online. Although virtual private networks can’t completely keep the company from accessing your data, they do hide your IP address, encrypt your internet traffic and make your browsing history private, keeping your online actions much more secure.
2. Use private browsing
Use Google’s Incognito Mode to ensure that the pages you access won’t show up in your browsing history or search history. Be aware, however, that other websites can still collect and share information about you, even when you’re using private browsing.
3. Adjust your privacy settings
4. Turn off location reporting
In Google Maps — as well as in your Android and Pixel device settings, if you use those products — disable location reporting to keep Google from tracking where you are and where you go. If you use Google Maps or Waze for directions, though, the company can still collect location data on you when you’re using those apps.
5. Use a different browser and search engine
To stop Google from tracking your searches and website visits, you can use another browser and search engine, like Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Bing. However, this will only stop Google from tracking you — Microsoft (or whatever company owns the browser you switch to) will get your data instead.
6. Delete your Google accounts
To truly stop the tech giant from tracking you, you’ll need to take drastic measures — namely, disavowing the use of any of the company’s products. That means deleting any apps linked to the company, including Gmail, Google Drive and any Android devices, and moving to a different browser and search engine.
Google has made life a lot simpler in many ways. Google Search has made answers just a click away. Google Maps has made directions easy to find and understand. Google Drive has made working across multiple platforms seamless.
This convenience comes with a price: privacy. If you’re concerned about how Google is tracking you — and what they’re doing with the data — follow the steps above to keep yourself safe, and visit Google’s Privacy Site for a more comprehensive overview of what data Google is tracking and how they use it.
What is a Patriot?
The term patriot is thrown and bandied about from so many directions and perspectives that it has become meaningless. The enemies of freedom and liberty love the word because they understand it for the misnomer that it is.
A patriot in communist red China is the man or woman who turns his or her neighbor into the government police, for speaking against the policies thereof.
A patriot in Israel is a megalomaniac who snipes unarmed Palestinian children for coming too close to a fence that the military occupation of Israel has declared cannot be crossed.
A patriot in the United States, hell a hero patriot, is described as an individual who goes to another sovereign country and kills its people to rearrange contracts and steal the indigenous people’s resources.
And then there are those calling themselves the patriot movement, who hold their heads high as they participate in political maneuvering, designed to build power cliques to the benefit of the few and the detriment of the many.
I am an individual freeman sovereign national for the united States of the Americas. My people are of a unique culture wherein the pigment of one’s skin cannot enter into the equation. My rights are enumerated in the original Bill of Rights for my people, won in blood, written in absolute fact, that not one word or punctuation mark has changed since its adoption.
Because that Bill of Rights does not consist of individual amendments to the Constitutional contract, that Bill of Rights is indeed a separate body of law that can never be changed or diminished as affirmed by the 9th Article to that document. The Bill of Rights is separate and apart from any notion of any collective or government authority over any individual.
There has never existed any court as a part of the constitutional government apparatus that could ever define or regulate the Articles of the Bill of Rights to any degree. Again, this is affirmed by the 9th Article to that Bill of Rights.
There has never existed any individual state jurisdiction or court with the authority to define or regulate the Articles of the Bill of Rights as affirmed by the 9th and 10th Article.
The Bill of Rights belongs to the people, and that is to each and every individual, apart from any notion of any government or collective authority of any kind. The Bill of Rights is the guaranteed peace of mind and body that is the birthright of every American national.
We have allowed our argument concerning the gross and absolute declaration of the removal of the document to confuse our understanding of what the natural right to peace of mind and body is in reality. The treacherous removal of our common law courts and the institution of the seditious and treacherous federal admiralty and state administrative admiralty courts, has allowed an argument to ensue that by logic cannot exist.
Our natural born rights are not a piece of paper. The most intelligent men of the era of the declaration of the rights, through the blood of our brethren from a state of war that would not end until the right of peace of mind and body was secured, simply enumerated the core maximums and the absolute procedures that would assure the state of the free mind and body or guarantee immediate enforcement through absolute assertion of the right on the spot. We were not to be relieved of our right to peace of mind and body for a single instant by any notion of any government authority as affirmed, again by the 9th and 10th Articles of that Bill of Rights, as absolutely unchanged since it was declared.
Now we are presented with the notion that outside bodies known as the United States federal government and fifty state government apparatuses can step before us peaceful beings at peace in mind and body by our right and accost us, and then we are supposed to present some kind of paper work to these foreign unlawful attacker, after which, through an illegally created jurisdiction as affirmed by the 9th Article, they will declare their attack lawful when they know absolutely that it cannot be.
The body of our right of the peace of mind and body tells us in absolute terms that only we amongst ourselves have the lawful and moral authority to examine one man’s right to peace of mind and body as opposed to another’s.
The enumeration in the original unchanged document of the enumeration of the right to peace of mind and body lays out in absolute and the strictest terms the peaceful way we, the individual free sovereigns, define our peace of mind and body and does declare in that enumeration only the individual, equal in right in peace of mind and body to his fellow national as a living being, has the authority to exercise the procedures contained in the body of the document. Every individual freeman sovereign national has their absolute rights within the realm of the enumeration of the peace of body and mind as a sovereign national.
The government apparatuses, which were created for the very purpose of protecting the individual freeman sovereignty from outside attack, have become the outside attackers.
When litigating amongst ourselves, within the confines of the absolute right to the peace of mind and body, it is our obligation to examine every issue and hear every word that any free national states as relevant. We are to deliberate ad nauseam, as in the end, the goal of the outcome is indeed our own rights to peace of mind and body.
But when an outside aggressor, taking any form, declares a power to step in as an authority above and beyond the individual, they have declared a power that clearly cannot exist, as declared by the 9th and 10th Articles. This is a direct, on the spot attack upon the individual’s absolute right to peace of mind and body.
As the 9th Article declares that no authority can be created in the Constitution for a government charged to serve the people through the people’s authority to usurp the people’s authority, which is that right to the peace of mind and body, it is a direct outside foreign attack, in which case there is no discussion, there is just direct reaction to the assault.
We do not have to talk to any foreign entity outside the common law procedural due process in reference to our rights, as no foreign entity can bring themselves to that discussion as they have no standing in the people’s common law as an outside entity. They can only be considered as an attacker thereof.
As they have violated the very strict procedures that have to be followed before a question can even be raised, let alone before any one of us can be approached and our peace of mind and body be molested, and as they have done so, not in their capacity as an individual national seeking peaceful resolution to an honest disagreement, they are rogue attackers. It is the duty of every American national, one to another, to bear the arms and destroy the attacker on the spot.
It is not the act of a patriot that allows the infringement under the notion that they will argue with an enemy assailant about that which they know to be absolute.
In the peace of the mind and body for the American individual nationals, a question of right between us is a peaceful exercise of our care for one another and our moral need to be right in the way we are conducting ourselves. Any outside attack upon the peaceful due process is in violation of the peaceful procedural due processes guaranteed to preserve the peace of the mind and body. It is a direct attack on our people et.al. and we are bound by one another and our true founding fathers to sacrifice our lives to establish the state of the peace for the mind and the body, to kill the rogue criminal assailant on the spot.
Those who think they have created authorities above we the people, that through their self-declaration of power, can allow them to attack our blood-won peace of mind and body, must be made to understand that we understand who we are and that we will live our lives peacefully and at peace in mind and body, intertwined with our peaceable agreement of right and will destroy on the spot any criminal foreign agent that attempts to accost that peace to the smallest degree.
It is our right, it is our duty, and we will live free or die, killing those who think we do not know who we are and of our right to be left alone, at peace intertwined with our law.
Now, for those calling yourselves Christian patriots, who have tried piecemeal through interpretations irrelevant to written fact to change the articles of peace to suit your own notions of what your brothers’ peace of mind and body needs to be, I will only play the argument game to a small extent. I have heard many of you stand up and declare that the rights to peace of mind and body are endowed by He who you call Creator, yet it always confused me why the written enumerations in the Bill of Rights just didn’t quite settle right with you. I’ve read the Bible and I see ten thousand ways to interpret it. I’ve always argued how could such confusion come from a perfect deity.
Well I’ll tell you what, those enumerations in that Bill of Rights are perfectly written fact that can only be interpreted one way. They are all good, as the end goal is individual peace of mind and body and absolute right to decide with absolute obligation and with absolute dictation that every other individual has the same rights.
If there were ever words from a deity meant to bring peace and goodness to those that would follow it and defend it, it is the Bill of Rights. No matter how many times you read it or get in groups and read it or discuss it, it can only be interpreted one way.
In the end equation, it is the absolute protection. If you believe the words come from your God to protect the free conveyance for the endless debate on what He meant in His message which seems to have fallen apart on the Tower of Babel, if you believe it came from Him, will you not stand and defend the absolute right on the spot as the body of law itself dictates it must be defended if attacked in any degree? It seems to be preferable to try to declare the common law to be contained within the open subject matter writings deciphered by mortals at the top of the Tower of Babel.
Our Bill of Rights is not a document we are going to argue with those who have openly declared they intend to enslave us. This most precious freedom of the mind and body that was achieved at such great sacrifice is under direct attack right in front of every one of our eyes, and you will either stand and defend it on the spot, or see if you can attorn your way to paradise finding that just right excuse in an interpretation of the babble.
That our people have not become savage in this fight, I put at your feet. No man is a patriot for the free mind and the free body that is not vehemently challenging and demanding from every other sovereign national that they stand and they stand now, without exception. Even if it costs our lives and the violation may occur through the unjust taking of our lives, there will be consequence and punishment immediately. This is something they cannot stop by removing the common law courts that we would be punishing them through. It just simply activates the 2nd Article and the Bill of Rights is enforced on the spot.
I know that the elitist propaganda machine and the traitors that serve the United Nations’ Zionist empire will continue to call themselves patriots, right up to the day we carve Traitor on their gravestones. But out here in the realm of the American nationals, you will cease calling yourselves patriots because you are not.
If you do not stand now, you are hypocrites. For you believers, who think you can find an interpretation in the babble to buy you a pass to give you leave from your absolute duty, or think Saint Peter is going to provide you a court appointed attorney to assist you in your argument in the end equation, you can tell me to go to hell. But I tell you, the definition of a patriot for the American nationals under our living Bill of Rights is the one who will stand and die for it on the spot, not trying to talk his way to lesser tyranny trough some notion of some self-righteousness that rises above the individual right to peace of mind and body.
Destiny bless the free peace of mind and body to those deserving of it.
The Free American National’s Pledge
Our Pledge as Individuals, Free Men and Women as Sovereigns by the nature of our existence. We Pledge eternal resistance to all forms of tyranny and all human beings whom would, as individuals, or as a group assembled in whatever form that may be, including, but certainly not limited to, All Governments, Societies, Committees, Corporations (of any kind), Groups, Clubs, Administrative entities under any of these or what have you, profess to claim an Authority to dictate or make mandates or obligations upon us, as individuals or as a whole body in and among these lands we call America, outside of our historical common law rights and the enumerated bill of rights.
For there can exist no authority that overrides the people’s bill of rights and our common law. So long as myself or any other individual or group, does not harm or injure another human beings property or person, nor use fraud in any agreements or contract made, then there can exist no recourse against me unless such can be proven under our bill of rights and common law.
This has been the way of our people and freedom, and liberty since the founding of these lands under the constitutional construct that was the United States of America, each State being as Sovereign, as if a Country unto itself, and the natural born people within the respective States were and Are Sovereign unto themselves and their own, as Kings in our own right. We claim a natural right under these concepts of existence, by the fact that we live and breathe that we are, Sovereign Individuals, with pure liberty and freedom, which is absolute and is the core value of a freeman or women.
We reject all concepts of an Authority that exists, where a body of people can delegate rights to other human beings and their fictional entity construct that you or I, as individuals do not possess, the examples are numerous and legion as of the writing date of this pledge of a free people. We are not obligated to accept, follow and live under what another person(s), or any above mentioned assemblies or fictions, mandated version of freedom is for us. We reject such an assumption and notion, that we are party to some greater social compact agreement, and with the act of participating in some majority rule, vote system, that somehow our sovereign rights as described previously can be waived or adjudicated under various claimed authority and claimed jurisdictions.
We as a free people can no longer bare the weighty tyranny from a system put in place for very specific reasons, being the primary reason of fully protecting and enforcing our enshrined Bill of Rights and our common law. Our understanding is that, The Articles as written and presented and understood by the humans of that era is, that the people’s bill of rights is sacrosanct and cannot and will not, ever be violated and will always be enforced by the individual up to and including deadly force for willfully violating such rights in the factual reality of the moment.
The current American system of Government, has from nearly the outset from the founding of this place we call America, fully failed to perform their job as understood, to protect and enforce the people’s bill of rights. We as free men and women who claim existence and the desire and will, to live under our own version of freedom, free from aggression by anyone or any fictional entity or agent of any such entity, claiming authority over us, hereby pledge our allegiance, our fortunes, our lives and hope for a free future based on the precepts of the people’s bill of rights and common law, we will, take the necessary actions required to enforce our rights as provided to us by the creator, whoever or whatever the individual believes that to be.
23andMe Is Sharing Its 5 Million Clients’ Genetic Data with Drug Giant GlaxoSmithKline
Popular genetics-testing company 23andMe is partnering with drug giant GlaxoSmithKline to use people’s DNA to develop medical treatments, the company announced in a blog post yesterday (July 25).
During the four-year collaboration, the London-based GlaxoSmithKline will use 23andMe’s genetic database to zero in on possible targets and treatments for human disease.
“The goal of the collaboration is to gather insights and discover novel drug targets driving disease progression and develop therapies,” GlaxoSmithKline said in yesterday’s statement, where it also reported it was investing $300 million in 23andMe.
It’s not yet clear which conditions will be investigated during the collaboration, but one example showed how the collaboration might work: the two companies’ previous collaboration on the gene LRRK2, which is linked to some cases of Parkinson’s disease, Forbes reported.
Only about 10,000 of the 1 million Americans with Parkinson’s disease have the disease because of LRRK2. So, GlaxoSmithKline has to test about 100 Parkinson’s patients to find just one potential candidate. However, 23andMe has already provided 250 Parkinson’s patients who have agreed to be re-contacted for GlaxoSmithKline’s clinical trials, which may help the pharmaceutical company develop the drug much faster, Forbes reported.
However, not everybody is on board with 23andMe’s new partnership. If a person’s DNA is used in research, that person should be compensated, said Peter Pitts, president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.
“Are they going to offer rebates to people who opt in, so their customers aren’t paying for the privilege of 23andMe working with a for-profit company in a for-profit research project?” Pitts said to NBC.
In addition, even though 23andMe gets the consent of its customers to use their genetic data, it’s unlikley that most people are aware of this.
“The problem with a lot of these privacy policies and Terms of Service is that no one really reads them,” Tiffany C. Li, a privacy expert and resident fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, told Tom’s Guide, a Live Science sister site. “You are paying to help the company make money with your data.”
The new collaboration isn’t the first time 23andMe’s vast pool of genetic data has been mined by scientists. The San Francisco startup has already published more than 100 scientific papers based on its customers’ data, according to yesterday’s blog post, by Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe’s co-founder and chief executive. In 2015, the company launched 23andMe Therapeutics, which focuses on developing “novel treatments and cures based on genetic insights from the consented 23andMe community,” Wojcicki wrote.
23andMe has more than 5 million customers worldwide who have had their DNA analyzed for ancestral data. People who would like to close their 23andMe accounts can go here, but the company notes that “any research involving your data that has already been performed or published prior to our receipt of your request will not be reversed, undone, or withdrawn.”
However, once a 23andMe account is closed, any spit samples that a person initially gave consent to be stored “will be discarded,” the company said.
Milton Edgerton, trailblazing plastic surgeon for children and transgender patients, dies at 96
When Milton Edgerton began his career as a plastic surgeon, his patients were wounded veterans of World War II, troops scarred by shrapnel or bullets or flames.
Later, as one of the foremost medical practitioners at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia, he treated cancer patients and burn victims. He reconstructed hands, breasts, ears and — on one headline-grabbing occasion — used novel surgical techniques to help a girl who was “born without a face,” as was widely reported at the time.
By the mid-1960s, he was also treating transgender patients, then known as “transsexuals,” who turned to Dr. Edgerton in an era when few surgeons in the United States offered sex-reassignment operations.
“The self-confidence and sense of wholeness of the transsexual is what it’s all about,” he told the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, after co-founding the country’s first sex-reassignment surgery unit at Johns Hopkins. “This is really cosmetic surgery because these people are already living as members of the opposite sex. It is gender-confirmation surgery, not gender-change surgery.”
Dr. Edgerton, who was 96 when he died May 17 in Charlottesville, was widely recognized as one of the most daring and influential plastic surgeons in America. A founder of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, a leading scientific organization, he took on cases that some colleagues feared were too risky or controversial, and he served as a teacher and mentor to scores of younger students as the top plastic surgeon at Johns Hopkins and then U-Va.
“He was a master at patient conversation, a master patient manager and a master surgeon,” said Paul Manson, who succeeded Dr. Edgerton as chief of plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins. “You could name just about any item in plastic surgery and he was innovative.”
Dr. Edgerton wrote four textbooks, including one of the first works on human ear construction, and wrote more than 500 academic papers, presenting research on everything from X-ray exposure and thyroid cancer (they were linked, he found) to the purported medical consequences of bralessness. (Although freeing the nipple causes the breasts to sag, he told the Associated Press in 1972, “the only real objection to allowing the breasts to become pendulous is an aesthetic one.”)
The field of plastic surgery was still in its infancy when Dr. Edgerton began his medical studies at Johns Hopkins in the 1940s as a protege of John Staige Davis, one of the first dedicated plastic surgeons in the United States.
Dr. Edgerton later returned to become the school’s first plastic surgery resident. He was serving as its first full-time chief of plastic surgery when, in 1965, he joined psychologist John Money and endocrinologist Claude Migeon in founding the Johns Hopkins Gender Identity Clinic. Initially shrouded in secrecy, the clinic marked the first time an American hospital performed sex-reassignment surgeries, also known as gender-confirmation or gender-affirmation surgeries.
“If the mind cannot be changed to fit the body,” clinic chairman John E. Hoopes said, after the group began publicizing itself in 1966, “then perhaps we should consider changing the body to fit the mind.”
Dr. Edgerton had become interested in sex-reassignment surgery more than a decade earlier, around the time Christine Jorgensen traveled to Denmark for the procedure en route to becoming an actress, nightclub singer and America’s first transgender celebrity.
The striking similarities to the geoengineered firestorms in California are simply too many and too conclusive to ignore. The same advanced fire-starting technology seems to have been used in both cases. See FIREGEDDON: Geoengineered California Firestorms Propagated to Terrorize and Manufacture Consent
The conflagration in Greece has all the hallmarks of arson via drones in the sky and arsonists on the ground. The report posted below even makes mention that: “Greece has asked for US drones to ‘detect suspicious activity’ as it emerged 15 fires had started at same time.” The photos below even show the same type of burned out vehicles (with melted hub caps) right next to unburned trees similar to the California false flag firestorms.
KEY POINTS: What else could have produced the extremely unusual damage of streets filled with burned out automobiles right next to trees and buildings that remained unscathed but DEWs (Directed Energy Weapons)? This DEW and arson attack on Greece, then, appears to be an act of sheer intimidation so that the government in Athens does not join Italy in rebelling against the European Union. Even more significant is the necessity of the EU keeping Greece in line regarding immigration. Greece is the key link in the chain for war refugees and economic immigrants traveling from the Middle East and North Africa now that Italy has shut down the Italian peninsula route. Greeks are now protesting the influx of migrants like never before: Violence flares at Greek island protest over migrants. Consequently, the greater Athens area was sent a message via geoengineered wildfires as the subsequent firestorm destruction and chaos make it much harder to organize protests. Chaos can take many forms as seen in this new report on the “blame game” that has erupted in the wake of so much catastrophic damage to such large swaths of upscale Greek housing (Blame game blows up over deadly Greek wildfires). The perps now have the citizenry fighting among themselves instead of prosecuting the real culprits.
There are also several reports that are referring to the telltale “Flamethrower effect” which was observed by many as this account indicates: Over 70 Dead, 100s Hurt/Missing As Greek Wildfires “Struck Like A Flamethrower”. There are many other signatures of a false flag attack on Greece which will be presented in a followup exposé.
With this understanding all that remains is to correctly correlate these Gladio terror attacks to a political, economic or social goal(s) that the perps have in mind. There’s no question that the people of Greece have been sufficiently shocked by this engineered calamity so that the preordained outcomes can be attained by the power elite.
BOTTOM LINE: The Greek firestorms were not caused by Mother Nature. Yes, there are heat waves across the planet this summer, but this is how Gladio works. The geoengineers take full advantage of extreme weather conditions to carry out their geoenginnered terror operations. That’s why this Greek conflagration is a classic “FALSE FLAG ATTACK”; it’s easy to blame it on the weather.
The Millennium Report
July 24, 2018
N.B. The following MSM article includes several photos showing extraordinary damage that cannot be explained by a common forest fire.
Ten tourists drown when boat capsizes trying to rescue them from Greek fires as death toll rises to 74 – including 26 who hugged each other as they were overcome by flames near a cliff-edge
- 74 dead including six-month-old baby as worst Greek forest fires in a decade rip through the Athens region
- Rescuers say they found bodies of 26 people, apparently families, found huddled tightly together at one villa
- In the same village of Mati, people were burned alive after being caught in traffic jam while fleeing to beaches
- Ten tourists, including a mother and son, drowned when a boat capsized trying to rescue them from village
- Fires fuelled by 65mph winds and temperatures of 104F tore through communities in a matter of minutes
- Greece has asked for US drone to ‘detect suspicious activity’ as it emerged 15 fires had started at same time
- Interior minister has described the fires as a ‘national tragedy’ and a ‘biblical disaster with human losses’
By JULIAN ROBINSON FOR MAILONLINE and AFP
Ten tourists drowned when a boat capsized trying to rescue them from gale-driven forest fires which have killed at least 74 in Greece and which may have been started deliberately.
A mother and son from Poland were among the dead when the vessel flipped in the water amid rough seas after picking up guests from a hotel in Mati as forest fires tore through the resort, 25 miles from Athens.
In the same village, a number of holidaymakers and locals were burned alive, some of them trapped in their cars in traffic jams, as hundreds tried to flee the raging inferno, which also devoured more than a thousand homes.
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Authorities in Switzerland have launched a criminal investigation into the Rothschild bank for money laundering.
According to Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), the Rothschild family failed to reveal the source of assets belonging to various billionaire criminals.
The Swiss regulator claims that the Rothschild Bank is in “serious breach” of “due diligence, reporting and documentation requirements.”
Sputniknews.com reports: The case involving the Rothschild Bank was one of seven enforcement proceedings launched by the FINMA against 1MDB amid suspicions of a serious breach of Swiss banking laws.
In the case of Rothschild, the FINMA accused the bank of not only establishing business dealings with dubious customers suspected of money laundering activities, but “considerably expand[ing]” their business dealings with them and reporting suspicions “only after a substantial delay,” thereby breaching the bank’s reporting requirements. Rothschild Bank AG was also said to have “failed to adequately document” high-risk transactions.
The regulator has appointed an audit agent to oversee an internal overhaul of the bank’s business practices. A Rothschild spokesperson told Reuters that the bank regretted the breaches and said that it was “constantly” strengthening its procedures “to identify and combat the increasingly sophisticated financial crime faced in the industry.”
1MBD became the center of a financial scandal involving billions of dollars in 2011 after authorities started an investigation into alleged illegal practices. The FBI joined the case in 2015, with investigators from Hong Kong, Singapore, Luxembourg, the UAE, the Seychelles and Australia also involved. The 1MBD scandal saw vast sums of money siphoned from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund into the hands of corrupt officials. The scandal led to the arrest of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak earlier this year. Najib was charged with criminal breach of trust and abuse of funds in connection with the affair.
Switzerland’s attorney general is engaged in a criminal probe of two other Swiss banks, as well as six individuals. Several other banks have been reprimanded.
Thanks to: https://nworeport.me
First 5G Rollout in CA Causing Brain Damage to Firefighters
Firefighters in California counties from San Francisco to Sacramento to Los Angeles, have reported severe neurological damage, headaches, insomnia, memory problems and confusion after 5G towers were installed outside their stations. When tested, they were found to have brain abnormalities and measurable neurological deficits and firefighters have now filed to be exempt from the California law that would enforce the installment of 5Gtowers near their places of work.
When their fire stations were relocated away from 5Gtransmitters, firefighters claimed their symptoms stopped. More shocking (no pun intended) was that the radiation levels measured were just 1-2/1,000th the FCC’s allowable “safe” limits for non-ionizing radiation. In other words, the FCC considers radiation levels 1,000 times higher than those which debilitated strapping firemen to be safe!
Like the current generation of cellphone technology, 5G has not been adequately tested to determine its impact on health but following the lead of former FCCchairman Tom Wheeler, who eschewed safety testing in favor of economic growth, the industry in the US is moving quickly to establish primacy.
Because the millimeter wave frequencies used in 5Gdo not travel far, towers will need to be built every 1,000 feet (305 m), necessitating “millions and millions” of towers, according to an exultant Wheeler, to blanket every corner of the Earth in a toxic electrosmog that will enable driverless cars and the Internet of Things.
It’s worth re-telling here the little-known is the story of John Patterson, who was a senior telecommunications officer for Telstra in Australia, responsible for the deployment of thousands of towers. When he discovered that these towers are capable of emitting microwave radiation 50,000 times the legal limit, he wrote a report to his seniors – and was promptly fired. In order to get the word out, he says he took his friend’s tank and destroyed 8 tower sites and served 20 months in jail. He says he doesn’t regret it because, “People need to know my story.”
Thanks to: https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net
F-35 STEALTH JET MODERNIZATION PROGRAM WILL ALLOW FOR DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS
SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies corp., announced last Thursday a ‘Growth Option 2.0’ upgrade for the F135 engine, which powers the fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, that could provide increased power and thermal management system (PTMS) capacity.
“As the F-35 program moves forward with the Continuous Capability Development and Delivery (C2D2) strategy, we strive to stay in front of propulsion advances needed to enable F-35 modernization,” said Matthew Bromberg, president, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines. “We’re continuously assessing customer needs and responding with technology options to keep them ahead of evolving threats.”
According to Aviation Week & Space Technology, additional engine power and thermal management capabilities of the F135 engine will allow for the use of directed energy weapons and other Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) inspired armaments, and if approved, would be featured in an upgrade package called Growth Option 2.0 (GO2).
Pratt & Whitney describes GO2 as an upgraded compressor and turbine technologies that significantly increases PTMS. This enables the fifth-generation fighter to burn less fuel, increase thrust, and enables it to fire exotic directed energy weapon systems.
“Growth Option 2.0 incorporates the same suite of compressor and turbine technologies offered in the previously announced Growth Option 1.0, and also brings scaled advances in PTMS capacity while maintaining the same fuel burn (5-6 percent) and thrust improvements (6-10 percent) across the F-35 flight envelope. By selecting from the engine’s full suite of available technologies, F-35 customers can chose the magnitude of PTMS improvements that the mission requires.
Increases in PTMS can enable the F-35 to utilize an enhanced spectrum of offensive and defensive weapon system technologies. Growth Option 2.0 can provide a significant improvement in PTMS capacity in the near-term by utilizing several low-risk technologies ready for Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) today. Pratt & Whitney is also maturing additional technologies that are projected to provide even greater PTMS capability,” said Pratt & Whitney.
GO2 represents the next phase of Pratt & Whitney’s Future Adaptive Spiral Technology approach, which enables the integration of next-generation propulsion technologies into current and future platforms. The company is set to unleash a suite of new adaptive engine technologies to meet the demands of range, persistence, survivability, maintainability, and advanced weapon systems [lasers turrets] for the modern battlefield. In other words, the defense manufacturer indicates that advanced technologies can be smoothly transitioned as they become available.
“Our spiral approach allows Pratt & Whitney to offer rapid, iterative upgrades such as Growth Option 1.0 and Growth Option 2.0 that put next-generation propulsion technologies into the hands of the warfighter as fast as possible,” added Bromberg. “These upgrades are aligned with the F-35 C2D2 strategy and provide a range of options to meet future weapons system requirements for the F135 engine.”
Back in 2014, Lockheed Martin, Notre Dame University, DARPA and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) started flight testing a miniaturized airborne laser turret.
This new directed energy weapon turret allows for 360 degrees aiming coverage for future military aircraft in the not so distant future.
Earlier this month, Lockheed senior fellow for laser and sensor systems said at a media briefing:
“We’re looking at concepts for the integration of a laser weapon onto the F-35. We’re also looking at the utility and doing models and calculations so you would understand the utility of a laser weapon system in the F-35.”
General Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, said recently that the US Air Force is continuing efforts to field directed energy weapons:
“I think we’re on the cusp of actually being able to field a true laser weapon within the next five to six years. We’ve got an activity that’s going forward, to put a laser on a fighter aircraft, not to blow up scud missiles or to win in a dogfight, but as an air defense.”
And there it is, as soon as the fifth-generation stealth fighter receives its upgraded Pratt & Whitney F135 engines, then, that is when directed energy weapons will be mounted on the aircraft and rapidly deployed to an airbase in either Europe or Asia – ready for deployment in the next round of hybrid wars set to accelerate by the mid 2020s.
|Humans vs. algorithms|
AI and the future of medical treatment
By Jon Rappoport
—“Oh Doctor, what’s ailing me? Can I get a diagnosis? What’s that? AI [artificial intelligence] is handling it now? You mean I just go online and see the results of my tests and read the diagnosis and pick up my drugs outside my front door? Wow. Very nice.”
Really? Is it very nice?
As AI creeps and crawls into the realm of medical diagnosis and treatment, and as it spreads under the banner of “more precise care for the patient,” remember that AI embeds false data more firmly than any human doctor can. Once it’s in there, how do you get rid of it?
“I’m sorry, sir. There is no human to speak with. All our data are produced by algorithms…”
For example, suppose the flu you have isn’t the flu? Suppose it’s something else? AI would still diagnose you with flu, based on your profile of symptoms, and you could be prescribed a toxic antiviral drug you don’t need, and also put on a warning list of people whose flu shot isn’t up to date.
Dr. Peter Doshi, writing in the online BMJ (British Medical Journal), reveals a monstrosity.
As Doshi states, every year hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples are taken from flu patients in the US and tested in labs. Here is the kicker: only a small percentage of these samples show the presence of a flu virus.
This means: most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies.
So they don’t have the flu.
Therefore, even if you assume the flu vaccine is useful and safe, it couldn’t possibly prevent all those “flu cases” that aren’t flu cases.
The vaccine couldn’t possibly work.
Here’s the exact quote from Peter Doshi’s BMJ review, “Influenza: marketing vaccines by marketing disease” (BMJ 2013; 346:f3037):
“…even the ideal influenza vaccine, matched perfectly to circulating strains of wild influenza and capable of stopping all influenza viruses, can only deal with a small part of the ‘flu’ problem because most ‘flu’ appears to have nothing to do with influenza. Every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory specimens are tested across the US. Of those tested, on average 16% are found to be influenza positive.”
“…It’s no wonder so many people feel that ‘flu shots’ don’t work: for most flus, they can’t.”
Because most diagnosed cases of the flu aren’t the flu.
BUT DO YOU THINK AI IS GOING TO FOLD THESE REVELATIONS INTO ITS DATA BANK ON FLU? DO YOU THINK THIS MAJOR INSIGHT—WHICH BLASTS THE WHOLE FLU PROPAGANDA SHIP OUT OF THE WATER—IS GOING TO ALTER THE AI PROGRAM ON FLU DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT?
Of course not.
And there will be many, many other areas where AI is wrong— but engraved in stone.
For instance, the official refusal to classify all vaccines containing aluminum as highly toxic and dangerous—AI will bolster that intentional refusal. At that point, who are you going to argue with? A machine? The cloud?
NextGov is reporting on a version of AI now undergoing testing: “Scientists test new chemical compounds on animals…But an artificial intelligence system published in the research journal Toxicological Sciences shows that it might be possible to automate some tests using the knowledge about chemical interactions we already have. The AI was trained to predict how toxic tens of thousands of unknown chemicals could be, based on previous animal tests, and the algorithm’s results were shown to be as accurate as live animal tests.”
Sound good? How likely is it that such an automated database will include scores of toxic medical drugs that kill Americans at the rate of 100,000 a year?
Yes, that’s right, 100,000 a year. The citation is: Journal of the American Medical Association, July 26, 2000, Dr. Barbara Starfield, “Is US Health Really the Best in the World?”
Once AI is accepted as the Word on toxic chemicals, imagine the degree of difficulty in trying to add many medical drugs to the list.
“I’m sorry, sir. I don’t know anything about medicines. I just access the database on toxic chemicals and report what I find. Who is in charge of the AI here? Is that what you’re asking? I have no idea. Let me transfer you to a senior specialist in public communication. She’s quite busy at the moment. If you leave a message, you may receive a reply in the next few weeks. But I’m not sure she can help you. As I say, we take all our information from the database…”
Automation of data creates a new level of abstraction. Yes, it’s hard enough to argue with a human bureaucrat—but that’s nothing compared with trying to question an AI program.
And of course, in the medical arena, who is going to assemble that AI program and take charge of it? Who is going to decide what goes in the program and what is omitted?
Who is going to present that program to the public and characterize the AI as the fairest, most honest and objective system under the sun?
What will happen when the next 10 generations of schoolchildren are trained to believe in AI as the best and brightest source of truth on the planet?
When I was writing my first book, AIDS INC., in 1988, I started to become aware of artificially constructed templates of medical information—templates that could become AI productions in the next 10 or 20 years.
I was roaming the stacks in the UCLA bio-med library, digging up crucial information on various medical tests. These little-known published studies were showing how unreliable the diagnostic tests could be. But, as I discovered, this information had no place in medical school curriculum. In all conventional medical circles, it was ignored. As if it didn’t exist.
I found the ignored data in archived volumes of medical journals on the library shelves.
What happens when those volumes are shipped into warehouses for storage, and no one accesses them anymore?
What happens when the bright and shiny AI medical databases rule the landscape?
Part of my work for the past 35 years has been keeping medical truth alive and in front of readers. There is no expiration date on truth.
When you feed AI enough data, and sets of basic assumptions, it can and will construct a full-blown program that dictates a range of actions that should be taken. But, for example, suppose you told a nascent AI chess program that knights move only three squares forward, rooks can only move diagonally, and kings can jump over other pieces. You’ll get a brilliant chess system that bears very little resemblance to the actual game of chess.
This is exactly what happens when many underlying medical assumptions—which are false or grossly incomplete—are entered into an AI diagnostic and treatment system.
And much usable and beneficial truth will fade into the background and be lost.
CLINTON DEAD POOL: Anthony Bourdain ‘Suicide’ Came After Explosive Interview Where He Spoke About ‘Rapist’ Bill And ‘Enabler’ Hillary
Just the other day, we reported to you on how Hillary Clinton is gearing up for another run at the White House, and how if she does she will have to come face to face with the #MeToo Movement. Anthony Bourdain was a huge supporter of the #MeToo Movement, and had an enormous fan base. For him to be very vocal about the rapes and assaults at the hands of the Clintons would absolutely impede Hillary’s run for president. Did Anthony Bourdain die at his own hand, or was he inducted into the Clinton Dead Pool? View the current list and decide for yourself.
This trail of blood leads all the way up to 2016, with the murder of Seth Rich, DNC staffer who is rumored to be the one who leaked emails to Wikileaks. And it leads us up to 2018, with the shocking ‘suicide’ of Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef and best-selling author.
Bill and Hillary Clinton have a long history in American politics dating back to the late 1970’s when he became governor of Arkansas. But the list of former Clinton associates and intimates who have died under mysterious circumstances is equally as long. So many in fact that something known as the Clinton Dead Pool was created to show exactly how many of thier former associates have passed away.
The first to die was James McDougal, partners with the Clintons in thier Whitewater real estate scam, who was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation into Clinton corruption. He was an otherwise healthy man who died of an apparent heart attack while in solitary confinement.
Dead Pool inductee #2 was Mary Mahoney, a former White House intern in the Clinton administration, who was murdered at a Starbucks before she could go public with her story of the sexual harassment she witnessed during her time as an intern. Dead Pool inductee #3 was Vince Foster, who died of a gunshot wound to the head just prior to his date to appear in court to testify against the Clintons. They ruled his death a ‘suicide’.
A full list of all the Clinton Dead Pool members will follow this article so you can decide for yourself, but I think you can see where this is leading. This trail of blood leads all the way up to 2016, with the murder of Seth Rich, DNC staffer who is rumored to be the one who leaked emails to Wikileaks. And it leads us up to 2018, with the shocking ‘suicide’ of Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef and best-selling author.
So what, you may ask, does the death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have to do with Bill and Hillary Clinton? Plenty. As it turns out, Bourdain had given an explosive interview just a short time before his untimely demise, where he went on in great length about the various rapes of Bill Clinton and how Hillary Rodham Clinton worked to cover it all up.
FROM THE DAILY MAIL UK: Anthony Bourdain pulled no punches in one of his final interviews as the celebrity chef slammed Bill Clinton for being ‘rapey, gropey and disgusting’ and spoke of how he imagined Harvey Weinstein dying alone in a bathtub. The globe-trotting food chronicler, who hanged himself in a French hotel in June, gave a lengthy and wide-ranging interview to journalist Maria Bustillos for her recently launched magazine Popula. Bourdain – one of the most outspoken male supporters of the #MeToo movement – touched on Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct allegations, saying it would not have flown today. ‘Bill Clinton, look, the bimbo eruptions – it was f***king monstrous,’ Bourdain said, before describing the former presidents as ‘a piece of s**t, entitled, rapey, gropey, grabby, disgusting’. Bourdain went on to condemn the way Clinton and wife Hillary ‘destroyed these women’ who came forward with the allegations. ‘He is a very charming man, I met him, he’s f**king magnetic. As is (Hillary). When you’re in the room, you think wow, she’s really warm and nice and funny. But the way they efficiently dismantled, destroyed, and shamelessly discredited these women for speaking their truth.’ READ MORE
Just the other day, we reported to you on how Hillary Clinton is gearing up for another run at the White House, and how if she does she will have to come face to face with the #MeToo Movement. Anthony Bourdain was a huge supporter of the #MeToo Movement, and had an enormous fan base. For him to be very vocal about the rapes and assaults at the hands of the Clintons would absolutely impede Hillary’s run for president.
Did Anthony Bourdain die at his own hand, or was he inducted into the Clinton Dead Pool? View the current list and decide for yourself.
THE CLINTON DEAD POOL
1- James McDougal – Clintons convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.
2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown .. The murder …happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
3 – Vince Foster – Former White House counselor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.
4 – Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the Air Traffic controller commited suicide.
5 – C. Victor Raiser, II – Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
6 – Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a “dear friend and trusted advisor”.
7 – Ed Willey – Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
8 – Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock .. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
9 – James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas
10 – James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater..
11 – Kathy Ferguson – Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
12 – Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancee.
13 – Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
14 – Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mena, Arkansas, airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
15 – Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
16 – Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.
17 – Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter, investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.
18 – Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993, in his Washington DC apartment had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.
19 – Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington ,Virginia apartment balcony August 15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.
20 – Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death: Unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, naked body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.
21 – Charles Meissner – Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
22 – Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton ‘s advisory council personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother.
23 – Barry Seal – Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas, death was no accident.
24 – Johnny Lawhorn, Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.
25 – Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.
26 – Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994, when his plane exploded.
27 – Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.
THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:
28 – Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.
29 – Keith McMaskle – Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988
30 – Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
31 – Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
32 – James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to “natural causes”.
34 – Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.
THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE ALSO DEAD
35 – Major William S. Barkley, Jr.
36 – Captain Scott J . Reynolds
37 – Sgt. Brian Hanley
38 – Sgt. Tim Sabel
39 – Major General William Robertson
40 – Col. William Densberger
41 – Col. Robert Kelly
42 – Spec. Gary Rhodes
43 – Steve Willis
44 – Robert Williams
45 – Conway LeBleu
46 – Todd McKeehan
And the most recent, Seth Rich, the DNC staffer murdered and “robbed” (of nothing) on July 10. Wikileaks found Assange claims he had info on the DNC email scandal.
Not Included in this list are the 4 Americans who were abandoned and left to die in Benghazi, on the orders of then-president Barack Obama and then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton. You remember Benghazi, right? Just a little ‘bump in the road‘ who Hillary Clinton.
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Survival of the richest: The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind
Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. It was by far the largest fee I had ever been offered for a talk — about half my annual professor’s salary — all to deliver some insight on the subject of “the future of technology.
I’ve never liked talking about the future. The Q&A sessions always end up more like parlor games, where I’m asked to opine on the latest technology buzzwords as if they were ticker symbols for potential investments: blockchain, 3D printing, CRISPR. The audiences are rarely interested in learning about these technologies or their potential impacts beyond the binary choice of whether or not to invest in them. But money talks, so I took the gig.
After I arrived, I was ushered into what I thought was the green room. But instead of being wired with a microphone or taken to a stage, I just sat there at a plain round table as my audience was brought to me: five super-wealthy guys — yes, all men — from the upper echelon of the hedge fund world. After a bit of small talk, I realized they had no interest in the information I had prepared about the future of technology. They had come with questions of their own.
They started out innocuously enough. Ethereum or bitcoin? Is quantum computing a real thing? Slowly but surely, however, they edged into their real topics of concern.
Which region will be less impacted by the coming climate crisis: New Zealand or Alaska? Is Google really building Ray Kurzweil a home for his brain, and will his consciousness live through the transition, or will it die and be reborn as a whole new one? Finally, the CEO of a brokerage house explained that he had nearly completed building his own underground bunker system and asked, “How do I maintain authority over my security force after the event?”
“For all their wealth and power, they don’t believe they can affect the future.”
The Event. That was their euphemism for the environmental collapse, social unrest, nuclear explosion, unstoppable virus, or Mr. Robot hack that takes everything down.
This single question occupied us for the rest of the hour. They knew armed guards would be required to protect their compounds from the angry mobs. But how would they pay the guards once money was worthless? What would stop the guards from choosing their own leader? The billionaires considered using special combination locks on the food supply that only they knew. Or making guards wear disciplinary collars of some kind in return for their survival. Or maybe building robots to serve as guards and workers — if that technology could be developed in time.
That’s when it hit me: At least as far as these gentlemen were concerned, this was a talk about the future of technology. Taking their cue from Elon Musk colonizing Mars, Peter Thiel reversing the aging process, or Sam Altman and Ray Kurzweil uploading their minds into supercomputers, they were preparing for a digital future that had a whole lot less to do with making the world a better place than it did with transcending the human condition altogether and insulating themselves from a very real and present danger of climate change, rising sea levels, mass migrations, global pandemics, nativist panic, and resource depletion. For them, the future of technology is really about just one thing: escape.
There’s nothing wrong with madly optimistic appraisals of how technology might benefit human society. But the current drive for a post-human utopia is something else. It’s less a vision for the wholesale migration of humanity to a new a state of being than a quest to transcend all that is human: the body, interdependence, compassion, vulnerability, and complexity. As technology philosophers have been pointing out for years, now, the transhumanist vision too easily reduces all of reality to data, concluding that “humans are nothing but information-processing objects.”
It’s a reduction of human evolution to a video game that someone wins by finding the escape hatch and then letting a few of his BFFs come along for the ride. Will it be Musk, Bezos, Thiel…Zuckerberg? These billionaires are the presumptive winners of the digital economy — the same survival-of-the-fittest business landscape that’s fueling most of this speculation to begin with.
Of course, it wasn’t always this way. There was a brief moment, in the early 1990s, when the digital future felt open-ended and up for our invention. Technology was becoming a playground for the counterculture, who saw in it the opportunity to create a more inclusive, distributed, and pro-human future. But established business interests only saw new potentials for the same old extraction, and too many technologists were seduced by unicorn IPOs. Digital futures became understood more like stock futures or cotton futures — something to predict and make bets on. So nearly every speech, article, study, documentary, or white paper was seen as relevant only insofar as it pointed to a ticker symbol. The future became less a thing we create through our present-day choices or hopes for humankind than a predestined scenario we bet on with our venture capital but arrive at passively.
This freed everyone from the moral implications of their activities. Technology development became less a story of collective flourishing than personal survival. Worse, as I learned, to call attention to any of this was to unintentionally cast oneself as an enemy of the market or an anti-technology curmudgeon.
So instead of considering the practical ethics of impoverishing and exploiting the many in the name of the few, most academics, journalists, and science-fiction writers instead considered much more abstract and fanciful conundrums: Is it fair for a stock trader to use smart drugs? Should children get implants for foreign languages? Do we want autonomous vehicles to prioritize the lives of pedestrians over those of its passengers? Should the first Mars colonies be run as democracies? Does changing my DNA undermine my identity? Should robots have rights?
Asking these sorts of questions, while philosophically entertaining, is a poor substitute for wrestling with the real moral quandaries associated with unbridled technological development in the name of corporate capitalism. Digital platforms have turned an already exploitative and extractive marketplace (think Walmart) into an even more dehumanizing successor (think Amazon). Most of us became aware of these downsides in the form of automated jobs, the gig economy, and the demise of local retail.
“The future became less a thing we create through our present-day choices or hopes for humankind than a predestined scenario we bet on with our venture capital but arrive at passively.”
But the more devastating impacts of pedal-to-the-metal digital capitalism fall on the environment and global poor. The manufacture of some of our computers and smartphones still uses networks of slave labor. These practices are so deeply entrenched that a company called Fairphone, founded from the ground up to make and market ethical phones, learned it was impossible. (The company’s founder now sadly refers to their products as “fairer” phones.)
Meanwhile, the mining of rare earth metals and disposal of our highly digital technologies destroys human habitats, replacing them with toxic waste dumps, which are then picked over by peasant children and their families, who sell usable materials back to the manufacturers.
This “out of sight, out of mind” externalization of poverty and poison doesn’t go away just because we’ve covered our eyes with VR goggles and immersed ourselves in an alternate reality. If anything, the longer we ignore the social, economic, and environmental repercussions, the more of a problem they become. This, in turn, motivates even more withdrawal, more isolationism and apocalyptic fantasy — and more desperately concocted technologies and business plans. The cycle feeds itself.
The more committed we are to this view of the world, the more we come to see human beings as the problem and technology as the solution. The very essence of what it means to be human is treated less as a feature than bug. No matter their embedded biases, technologies are declared neutral. Any bad behaviors they induce in us are just a reflection of our own corrupted core. It’s as if some innate human savagery is to blame for our troubles. Just as the inefficiency of a local taxi market can be “solved” with an app that bankrupts human drivers, the vexing inconsistencies of the human psyche can be corrected with a digital or genetic upgrade.
Ultimately, according to the technosolutionist orthodoxy, the human future climaxes by uploading our consciousness to a computer or, perhaps better, accepting that technology itself is our evolutionary successor. Like members of a gnostic cult, we long to enter the next transcendent phase of our development, shedding our bodies and leaving them behind, along with our sins and troubles.
Our movies and television shows play out these fantasies for us. Zombie shows depict a post-apocalypse where people are no better than the undead — and seem to know it. Worse, these shows invite viewers to imagine the future as a zero-sum battle between the remaining humans, where one group’s survival is dependent on another one’s demise. Even Westworld — based on a science-fiction novel where robots run amok — ended its second season with the ultimate reveal: Human beings are simpler and more predictable than the artificial intelligences we create. The robots learn that each of us can be reduced to just a few lines of code, and that we’re incapable of making any willful choices. Heck, even the robots in that show want to escape the confines of their bodies and spend their rest of their lives in a computer simulation.
“The very essence of what it means to be human is treated less as a feature than bug.”
The mental gymnastics required for such a profound role reversal between humans and machines all depend on the underlying assumption that humans suck. Let’s either change them or get away from them, forever.
Thus, we get tech billionaires launching electric cars into space — as if this symbolizes something more than one billionaire’s capacity for corporate promotion. And if a few people do reach escape velocity and somehow survive in a bubble on Mars — despite our inability to maintain such a bubble even here on Earth in either of two multibillion-dollar Biosphere trials — the result will be less a continuation of the human diaspora than a lifeboat for the elite.
When the hedge funders asked me the best way to maintain authority over their security forces after “the event,” I suggested that their best bet would be to treat those people really well, right now. They should be engaging with their security staffs as if they were members of their own family. And the more they can expand this ethos of inclusivity to the rest of their business practices, supply chain management, sustainability efforts, and wealth distribution, the less chance there will be of an “event” in the first place. All this technological wizardry could be applied toward less romantic but entirely more collective interests right now.
They were amused by my optimism, but they didn’t really buy it. They were not interested in how to avoid a calamity; they’re convinced we are too far gone. For all their wealth and power, they don’t believe they can affect the future. They are simply accepting the darkest of all scenarios and then bringing whatever money and technology they can employ to insulate themselves — especially if they can’t get a seat on the rocket to Mars.
Luckily, those of us without the funding to consider disowning our own humanity have much better options available to us. We don’t have to use technology in such antisocial, atomizing ways. We can become the individual consumers and profiles that our devices and platforms want us to be, or we can remember that the truly evolved human doesn’t go it alone.
Being human is not about individual survival or escape. It’s a team sport. Whatever future humans have, it will be together.