Daily Notes 08.22.18


Is There Going to Be a Big Hole in History Where the 21st Century Was?

Posted: 05 Jan 2018 05:53 PM PST

Is There Going to Be a Big Hole in History Where the 21st Century Was?

  • January 5, 2018

by Robby Berman

Image: Hartwig HKD (flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/)
A parent lit in the glow of a monitor types away late into the night, sending notes to the future for his or her children to read upon reaching an age when they want to know who their parents were, what they thought, and what they felt. One day the kids will come across a trunkful of these intimate messages on USB thumb drives, hard drives, or solid-state drives—and have no way to read them. The same will be true for the thousands of digital childhood photos we’ve been taking, and which they’ll be desperate to see. Absent a trip to a hardware archivist or local museum, all this silicon might just as well return to its original form—sand—for all the good it will do. Experts are concerned that this time, now, in the 21st century, may well be the future’s “digital dark age,” with nothing ultimately left behind to tell our story for future generations.
While any hope for true permanence is of course foolish, computer and data experts are concerned we’re digging ourselves a particularly inescapable hole, an “informational black hole,” in the words of Vinton Cerf. As Google data manager Rick West puts it, “We may know less about the early 21st century than we do about the early 20th century.” Cerf tells Science Friday, “Imagine a 22nd-century Doris Kearns Goodwin going back to look at the beginnings of the 21st century.” It’ll just be an incomprehensible stew of baffling gifs and broken web links.

As West notes, this is a new problem: “The early 20th century is still largely based on things like paper and film formats that are still accessible to a large extent, whereas, much of what we’re doing now—the things we’re putting into the cloud, our digital content—is born digital. It’s not something that we translated from an analog container into a digital container, but, in fact, it is born, and now increasingly dies, as digital content, without any kind of analog counterpart.”

The problem is largely the short lifespan of digital formats, from CDs to floppy drives to Betamax to VHS to DVDs, ad nauseam. Today’s latest and greatest storage medium tends to be utterly useless in just a few years. Journalist and author Cory Doctorow says, “We’re like nautiluses. We go from one device to the next and the next one because storage keeps getting so cheap, has twice as much storage [as] the last ones we had.”
Some say this is really how it’s always been to one extent or another—it just happens to fly square into the face of our fondness for digitally recording every moment of our lives.
The past is always gleaned from bits and pieces, as Kari Kraus of the University of Maryland put it, “We have architectural ruins; we have paintings in tatters. The past always survives in fragments already. I guess I tend to see preservation as not a binary—either it’s preserved or it’s not. There are gradations of preservation. We can often preserve parts of a larger whole.”

Still, remember the room-sized computers in old movies that had big spools of magnetic tape holding their data? Against our sleek, portable devices, tape storage of data seems laughable. But stop laughing. The technology has continued to evolve from the days when a cartridge could hold only 2.3 megabytes of data. The latest tape cartridges from IBM and SONY hold a stunning 330 terabytes each. According to Science Friday’s Lauren Young, various big companies—including Google and Fermilab—continue to keep backups, or at least backup of backups, on tape.
Another possible solution is storing massive stockpiles of data on long-lasting synthetic DNA. According to Young, talking to PRI, “Basically, researchers have found a way to store data onto DNA, which is a billion-year-old molecule that can store the essence of life.” And the capacities leave even terabytes in the dust. We’re talking petabytes, millions of gigabytes.

“A single gram of DNA could, in principle, store every bit of datum ever recorded by humans in a container about the size and weight of a couple of pickup trucks,” according to Science Magazine. For now, though, it’s too pricey and slow, costing about $7,000 to get just two megabytes encoded, and another $2,000 to read it back. But, as we’ve seen over and over—indeed, this is part of the problem—most tech gets cheaper with time.
And time is the ultimate problem anyway, so maybe it’s okay in the long run. If our kids could read, watch, and listen to our minute-by-minute digital accounts of our lives after all, when would they have time to live their own?

Thanks to: http://bigthink.com

The NYT Broke the UFO Story Because the Pentagon Wanted To — Right?

Posted: 05 Jan 2018 08:05 PM PST

The NYT Broke the UFO Story Because the Pentagon Wanted To — Right?

The first thing to understand is that the New York Times broke the latest UFO story.

The story about: a secret Pentagon UFO research group; a US fighter jet that encountered a UFO off the coast of San Diego; and the recovery of “UFO metals.”

The Times broke the story, and then it quickly went global. On the subject of UFOs, that never happens.

But it did.

Furthermore, the Times expressed no doubts about the information it was disclosing. There wasn’t the usual “he said, he said” treatment.

No detractors and harsh critics were quoted. This was a straight-from-the-Pentagon to the Times pipeline.

The Times story had all the earmarks of a government gift, not a leak.

This, too, never happens.

But it did.

The conclusion: the Pentagon wanted this story to come to light. Someone high up in the Pentagon, or someone outside the Pentagon, with major clout, gave the green light to the Times. He assured the Times the story was real. Perhaps he even gave an “order” to release the information.

Read more here: DoD Admits to UFO Program — Released Video Shows Fighter Jets Tracking Flying Saucer

As discussion and vetting of the UFO story occurred at the Times, before they went to print, the overriding and decisive factor was: “somebody big wants this to move forward.” Case closed.

But we shouldn’t assume the motive for disclosure was, at the top, generous and benign and innocent. Because we’re talking about the Pentagon and the CIA, the people who always have a concealed agenda.

If they give the public a few bread crumbs, or even a steak, there is a 15-course meal behind that, and the meal is never served.

Long-time UFO researcher, Grant Cameron, has pointed out that the American strategy for hiding secrets (for decades) has been: partial disclosure. Periodically, now and then — “Here’s a small piece. Chew on it.”

This is the US government approach.

Except — the recent Pentagon offerings haven’t been leaked via some small-press book published in a print shop — they’ve been shot out of information-guns directly to the most prestigious mainstream news outlet in the world: the New York Times.

That’s different. Very different.

And just now, the Times has published two more UFO articles. The first, by senior reporter Dan Barry, is headlined: “Dad Believed in UFOs. Turns Out He Wasn’t Alone.” Barry’s father was a veteran UFO watcher. He died before the Pentagon finally admitted UFOs are real. That’s the hook of the article. It’s a human interest piece. And it’s overwhelmingly positive re UFOs.

Again, you don’t see this sort of thing from the Times — not ever — but there it is.

UFOs: Is This All There Is?” is the second Times piece, by Dennis Overbye. It’s a soft back and forth: something is happening in the sky but we don’t know what it is. No harsh naysaying. No nastiness.

Both of these pieces lend support to the original Times blockbuster about the secret Pentagon UFO program.

All this could very well mean that what is being hidden, now, is much larger than what has been hidden in the past. For example, new technological discoveries and advances have been made in the areas of propulsion systems and energy production, beside which the old discoveries pale by comparison.

In that case, the latest partial disclosures needed to be stronger, in terms of their impact. Impact as diversion from the deeper truth.

And the NY Times would carry the ball.

Who was the paper’s main source for the breaking UFO disclosure? Luis Elizondo, the man who headed up the Pentagon UFO program, until he resigned. Elizondo is now part of rock musician Tom Delonge’s team at his newly formed To the Stars Academy. Elizondo’s new association hardly qualifies as a “good source” for an outlet like the Times.

Further, anyone who reads Elizondo’s bio at the Academy website would have reason to pause for thought:

“Luis Elizondo is a career intelligence officer whose experience includes working with the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, the National Counterintelligence Executive, and the Director of National Intelligence. As a former Special Agent In-Charge, Luis conducted and supervised highly sensitive espionage and terrorism investigations around the world. As an intelligence Case Officer, he ran clandestine source operations throughout Latin America and the Middle East.”

Excuse me? The number one mainstream news operation on the planet accepts what Elizondo is saying at face value? On the verboten subject of UFOs? When everyone knows career intelligence officers are trained to lie at the drop of a hat?

The Times has suddenly become a “UFO site?”

Having received Elizondo’s assertions, the Times would have gone to its long-time sources at the Pentagon, and the Word would have come back: this is rock solid fact. Which, again, tells you the Pentagon wanted this story to be published. Strongly wanted.

If Donald Trump holds a water bottle in two hands and puckers his lips as he takes a sip, the Times would wonder aloud whether he was suffering from Alzheimer’s. But all of a sudden, on the topic of UFOs, the story the Times is being fed is honest and accurate, and there is no need to consult the usual experts who provide “balanced” criticism and “negative reactions.”

One conclusion: the Times is prepared to publish more UFO stories. Quotes from other military/ intelligence sources. Unless the blowback from rival news outlets is too severe.

Another inference: the Times already has other videos of UFOs and other “irrefutable” interviews in the can.

Whatever they eventually publish, no matter how shocking, it will be a very, very small fragment of what the government (and those who control the government) is hiding.

If, five years ago, you polled the most competent and knowledgeable independent UFO researchers, and asked them whether they thought the New York Times would ever publish a major positive UFO story, who among them would have predicted what we are seeing now?

Finally, this could now happen: someone at the Times, a senior editor, or even the publisher, goes to the Pentagon and says, “Look, we’re begging off. We’ve done our job. We did what you told us to do. But now, other news operations are going to have to carry the freight. We can’t afford to incur a stain on our reputation. We broke the barrier. You’ll have to find other people to move your story forward…”

But the Times will forever be remembered as the first — they took their marching orders and delivered. They fronted for, and sold, a limited hangout, against all odds.

By Jon Rappoport, Guest author

Thanks to: http://humansarefree.com

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SALT LAKE CITY — Since the earliest traces of human civilization, the market has found a home in society. While it may be millennia removed from the Ancient Agora of Athens, the Downtown Farmers Market in Salt Lake’s Pioneer Park is still a place where locals show up to peddle their wares.

Any old market worth its salt would include a soothsayer — someone skilled in the art of reading the future. Tucked away at the Salt Lake farmers market, in between the beets and cabbages, is a group of wise men who may not be able to see what’s to come, but are still giving their best effort at helping passers-by chart a path forward.

“Anything. You can ask us anything,” said Tony Caputo, somewhat of a leader at his unique booth. “We just make stuff up as we go. And the more outlandish your answers are, the more often they’ll come to you.”

Caputo and his friends sit beneath a banner that reads “Old Coots Giving Advice.” Below that are the words: “It’s probably bad advice, but it’s free.”

He sits in shorts and a black apron, leaning back in a collapsible chair — across the street from his deli and right next to his other booth, where a man is offering free samples of cheese. Part of Caputo’s weekend routine involves handing out everything from relationship advice to his sentiments on whether Superman or Batman would win in a brawl.

Tony Caputo offers his opinions to a woman contemplating a trip to Taiwan at his “Old Coots” booth in Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (Photo: Ray Boone, KSL TV)

Caputo’s fellow “coots” on this particular Saturday are Gus Wheeler, a retired teacher, Dr. Louis Borgenicht, a retired pediatrician, and John Lesnan, who once worked for human services.

“We tell them we’re not qualified to do anything,” Caputo said, gesturing toward his banner. “Like it says, it’s probably bad advice.”

But if you ask Wheeler if he’s “qualified,” he turns the question back around: What makes someone “qualified” to give general advice?

“’Dear Abby’ wasn’t qualified,” he said. “Ann Landers wasn’t qualified. People want outside information. Sometimes they just want their own thoughts reaffirmed, or hear new things thrown in the mix.”

Caputo’s three friends point to him when asked where the idea came from to set up camp behind a card table.

“We did this same thing every Saturday over at my store,” he said, pointing across the street. “We called it the ‘News Roundup,’ for like 15 years. And then we decided, ‘Wow, looks a lot more interesting in the park, let’s go over there.’ Now, we don’t have to talk to each other, because we’re a boring bunch.”







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Charges: Sheriff’s employee ate evidence, namely meth

By Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st, 2018 @ 5:47pm

OGDEN — A former Weber County Sheriff’s Office evidence technician who admitted stealing and using drugs — predominately eating meth — that had been collected as part of criminal investigations was charged with 40 counts of her own Tuesday.Candice Barbara Follum, 48, of Ogden, was charged in 2nd District Court with 20 counts of altering public records, a third-degree felony, and 20 counts of drug possession, a class A misdemeanor.The investigation began last December when Follum was found to be “under the influence of methamphetamine while on official duty. She was suspended and later terminated from the sheriff’s office,” according to charging documents.

Follum later provided a written statement to investigators stating, “Over the course of 2017, I took drugs (meth) from about 15-20 cases located in the evidence room. There is a box containing most of these cases located in the office in the upper cabinet where the evidence sheets are kept,” the charges state.

During a follow-up interview with the Weber County Attorney’s Office, Follum said “she had become addicted to methamphetamine while working at the sheriff’s office and had been stealing drugs from evidence for three years. She admitted to using meth every other day. She indicated her manner of use was by eating methamphetamine. She claimed she only used when she was at work,” the charges state.

When investigators found the box Follum was talking about, they discovered there was actually evidence from approximately 60 criminal cases that had been tampered with, according to court documents.

“When confronted with the fact that the evidence suggested she took drugs from many more cases, Mrs. Follum acknowledged that it was possible,” the charges state.

Follum claimed she would look up the cases that corresponded to each piece of evidence to see where it was at in the court system.

“If the case was closed and she did not think anyone would come looking for the drugs, then that would be a case from which she would take the methamphetamine,” according to court records.

In May, a report was released stating Follum showed red flags that something was up for years, but those warning signs were ignored by her supervisor.

Her colleagues filed complaints, her work performance plunged, she left behind discarded packages, pocketed money and jewelry, failed to send sexual assault kits and other evidence to the State Crime Lab, kept the evidence room in disarray and did not respond to requests from police and prosecutors seeking evidence, according to the report.

“Multiple criminal cases were dismissed as a result of evidence related issues,” the investigation stated.

The woman’s supervisor, Kevin Burns, no longer works for the sheriff’s office as of April 9. Burns said he retired. Burns is also running for Weber County sheriff and claims on his Facebook page that he was made a scapegoat over the situation.



Massachusetts Republican beats trans driver’s license bill by forcing votes on all 73 genders

BOSTON, August 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Legislation to add a “Gender X” option to driver’s license should have been a straightforward task in the far-left state of Massachusetts, but one Republican lawmaker managed to derail the bill by taking transgender ideology to its furthest extreme.

The state Senate voted in June to approve the measure, which would have also extended the option to learner’s permits and state identification cards. No documentation would have been required to prove an applicant is neither male nor female.

“It’s a milestone,” bill sponsor Sen. Karen Spilka, a Democrat, said at the time.

Despite the state House of Representatives being just as heavily Democratic as the Senate, however, it never got the chance to send the bill to liberal Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk.

In a column for the Boston Globe, New England radio host Howie Carr details how Republican Rep. Jim Lyons adopted a unique strategy for defeating the bill: forcing it to live up to its supporters’ own logic.

“Since all Democrats must admit that the number of genders is endless, how dare the commonwealth lump all the new genders together as ‘Gender X’?” Carr writes, summarizing Lyons’ facetious reasoning. “Every gender, he declared, must be listed on Massachusetts driver’s licenses! That was Lyons’ non-negotiable demand. No justice, no peace.”

Lyons told Carr he settled on demanding recognition for 73 different “genders,” as that was the number he reached by tallying the number of custom gender options Facebook offers.

Knowing that his liberal colleagues couldn’t rule any of the genders out of order without undermining the logic of transgender ideology, Lyons introduced each as a separate amendment to the bill the evening of July 31, each requiring 10 minutes of debate and three minutes to vote on.

“Number 6 added as a gender ‘cis.’ Amendment 9 — cis female, 13 — cis woman, 14 — cisgender female, 18 — cisgender woman,” Carr details. “Amendment 21 — gender fluid, 22 gender non-conforming, 23 gender questioning, 25 gender variant, 26 genderqueer.”

Six hours in, Lyons had only filed 35 of the amendments, at which point House leadership realized he was running out the clock and there wasn’t enough time before the midnight deadline to pass both the bill and the other legislation on the docket. At 10:45 p.m., they withdrew the bill.

“By now, the few remaining sane Democrats in the Legislature realized that Lyons had done them a solid, sparing them from being recorded on a roll call vote on whether to recognize the genders of pangender, polygender and cisgender,” Carr wrote, “not to mention intersex, intersex man, intersex woman and intersex person.”

“One way or another, progressivism is always a death sentence. So we may as well turn it around and use it on its perpetrators whenever we get the chance,” Conservative Review’s Steve Deace said of the incident. “That doesn’t mean becoming like them, but understanding their con and endlessly harassing them with its real-world applications.”

Deace added, “We need legions more like” Lyons, following his example to make progressives “face the full foolish force of the filth they shove down our throats with barely any resistance (if not a subsidy). Lyons called their bluff, and they called it a day.”

Legislative deadlines recently thwarted another pro-LGBT bill in the Bay State, as well. The Senate failed to reconcile different versions of a bill banning reparative or “conversion” therapy for minors before the August 1 deadline, thanks to a controversial amendment that would have required teachers and doctors to report hearing about such treatments to social services.

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DEFIANT FANS Stand Up and Sing NATIONAL ANTHEM After CA High School Announcer Tells Crowd: “There will be no anthem, let’s just play softball”

Posted By: HotCoffee
Date: Tuesday, 21-Aug-2018 19:15:53

DEFIANT FANS Stand Up and Sing NATIONAL ANTHEM After CA High School Announcer Tells Crowd: “There will be no anthem, let’s just play softball”[VIDEO] 34 sec.

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When two high schools met to play for the D-1 championship title in a Fresno, California stadium, their fans were shocked to hear the announcer tell them there would be no national anthem. After booing the announcement, it was how they responded that has Americans cheering for them and their decision to show their patriotism. These fans were true role models for the kids on the field, and for Americans everywhere.

According to CBS News, hundreds of fans attending a game between Clovis High and Buchanan at Fresno State University’s Margie Wright Diamond on Friday were in disbelief when they learned the National Anthem wouldn’t be played. Despite this, they sang a cappella.

Watch the amazing display of patriotism here:

Clovis and Buchanan softball about to play for D-I title, but before that, it was announced there will be no national anthem. There were boos and the crowd did this … pic.twitter.com/M1w6yDzuTN

— Anthony Galaviz (@agalaviz_TheBee) May 26, 2018

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Tiffany Marquez, a fan who attended the game, took a video of the makeshift choir.

We came to CIF D1 section championship game between Clovis and Buchanan and the announcer said “there will be no national anthem.” After some booing, the whole stadium stood up and started singing it on their own.

Posted by Tiffany Marquez on Friday, May 25, 2018

“Honestly, I was shocked (when) the announcer stated, ‘There will be no anthem, let’s just play softball,’” Marquez told the Fresno Bee. “Within seconds, you could hear people in the crowd singing and the volume of their voices building. There I was, standing in the middle of a true testament to unity and patriotism.”

Event coordinator Bob Kayajania took responsibility for the decision to not have the anthem played at the game.

“The national protocol is the first game of the session you have the national anthem,” Kayajania told the Bee. “The game after that are just played. We got caught. They started to play some music and the people took that as the national anthem and they all started singing, which I think is obviously a wonderful thing to show off their patriotism.”

Kayajania called it a “learning experience” and going forward, the anthem will be played at every game.

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Idemia: The Corporation Building Spy Grid in China, National ID in India Also Creates Drivers Licenses in the U.S.

Old-Thinker News | Aug. 22, 2018

By Daniel Taylor

Company that helps manufacture U.S. citizens drivers licenses brags of “building and managing databases of entire populations” across the globe.

Big Tech has gathered unprecedented amounts of personal data from millions of people. At the same time, a system of total surveillance has been constructed: Facial recognition, biometric scanning, cell phone surveillance and more have amassed a huge amount of information.

We see the stories about the growing surveillance state, but we dont hear about the gigantic multinational corporation that is helping to build the physical infrastructure supporting it.

Idemia (formerly Morpho), is a billion dollar multinational corporation. It is responsible for building a significant portion of the world’s biometric surveillance and security systems, operating in about 70 countries. Some American clients of the company include the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and the FBI.

The company website says that Morpho has been “…building and managing databases of entire populations…” for many years.

From the company site:

Morpho has been building and managing databases of entire populations for governments, law enforcement agencies and other government bodies around the world, whether for national ID, health cards, bank cards or even driver license programs.

In the United States, Idemia is involved in the making of state issued drivers licenses in 42 states.

The company is now pushing digital license trials in the U.S. Delaware and Iowa are among five states involved in the trials this year. With the mobile license, law enforcement will be able to wirelessly “ping” a drivers smartphone for their license. The move is part of a wider trend toward cashless payment.


Idemia is assisting China and India with building surveillance and ID systems, trafficking in huge amounts of biometric data across the world.

In China, Idemia has helped build the massive biometric scanning and surveillance system that is used to keep Chinese citizens under a tyrannical boot.

The company has provided biometric payment and authentication systems to the country.

The company website says:

“With a sales office in Hong Kong, Morpho offers services and solutions in the field of digital identity and smart transactions. The world leader in multibiometric identification technologies, Morpho supplies biometric identification systems to Chinese police forces and government immigration agencies.”

“Morpho has also provided facial recognition systems to police agencies in Shanghai, Tianjin, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Jiangxi, Guangzhou and Wenzhou.”

In India, the controversial Aadhaar national ID card system is also enjoying the support of Idemia through Safran Identity & Security, now part of Idemia. The company states that it is “in charge of all technological aspects of Aadhaar”.

“Morpho is one of the companies chosen to take part in an unprecedented program called Aadhaar to count everyone residing in India and then assign each person a unique identification number. Morpho is in charge of all technological aspects of Aadhaar.

Several court cases have gone to India’s supreme court on grounds of privacy violations from Aadhaar. The ID system has had serious security breaches, with access to a billion identities being sold for less than $10 through WhatsApp.

The social credit trap

One of the court filings (Mathew Thomas vs Union of India) details the rise of China’s social credit system, comparing the Indian Aadhaar initiative to the Chinese program.

“The Chinese government initially permitted corporations to aggregate personal data of their customers and built algorithms that could then rate the worth of these customers. As such applications began to get integrated and large technology companies began to dominate every aspect of citizen lives, the ‘Social Credit Rating Systems’ that these companies ran became all the more pervasive.

Once this system had taken hold of the entire country, the State Council of the Central Government in China released an Outline of the Social Credit System Construction Plan
(2014-2020), which specifies that such Social Credit Rating Systems would be integrated into their governance by 2020. This represents the integration of such infrastructure into
the central architecture of the State, and would ensure a devastating amount of State control over its citizens”.

A disturbingly similar pattern is being followed in the United States. Big Tech (Google, Apple, Facebook) has already gathered most of our personal data. It has also absorbed around 90% of internet traffic, and is now openly allying with communist Chinese policies.

Facebook has begun rating users “trustworthiness” on the platform. At the same time, other major tech companies like Apple are removing content at the request of the Chinese government.

Between Idemia issuing digital drivers licenses to U.S. citizens and Big Tech’s data collection, we are inches away from a fully integrated national ID system and an accompanying social credit score.

At the moment, the United States does not have a government-backed program like the Chinese. However, if gone unchecked, a de-facto social credit system could still take hold due to the pervasiveness of big tech influence.

Idemia is building the infrastructure of the massive world-wide biometric surveillance grid. Demand for “convenience” with wireless, cardless, cashless payment and shopping is driving us right into their hands.

Thanks to Citizens Council for Health Freedom’s report Exposing Idemia: The Push for National Biometric IDs in America


Welcome To The Minority Report: Thousands Of Stores Plan Facial Recognition Use For Anti-Theft

Activist Post – by Aaron Kesel

Hundreds of retail stores and soon thousands are investigating using biometric facial recognition software FaceFirst to build a database of shoplifters to aid in the fight against theft, Peter Trepp CEO of FaceFirst told BuzzFeed News.

The software is called FaceFirst and is designed to scan faces as far as 50 to 100 feet away. As customers walk through a store entrance, the video camera captures repetitious images of each shopper and chooses the clearest one to store. The software then analyzes that image and compares it to a database of “bad customers” that the retailer has compiled; if there is a match, the software sends an alert to store employees that a “high risk” customer has entered the door.  

Privacy advocate groups, attorneys, and even recently Microsoft, which also markets its own facial recognition system, have all raised concerns over the technology, pointing to issues of consent, racial profiling, and the potential to use images gathered through facial recognition cameras as evidence of criminal guilt by law enforcement.

“We don’t want to live in a world where government bureaucrats can enter in your name into a database and get a record of where you’ve been and what your financial, political, sexual, and medical associations and activities are,” Jay Stanley, an attorney with ACLU, told BuzzFeed News about the use of facial recognition cameras in retail stores. “And we don’t want a world in which people are being stopped and hassled by authorities because they bear resemblance to some scary character.”

The technology has a lot of problems at current; Activist Post recently reported how Amazon’s own facial “Rekognition” software erroneously and hilariously identified 28 members of Congress as people who have been arrested for crimes.

Activist Post previously reported on another test of facial recognition technology in Britain which resulted in 35 false matches and 1 erroneous arrest. So the technology is demonstrated to be far from foolproof.

That same technology by Amazon was argued against by numerous civil rights organizations who co-signed a letter demanding Amazon stop assisting government surveillance.

Now, we have retail stores wanting to use biometric surveillance within their establishments that would give them a database on their customers. Although, FaceFirst is for retail use as opposed to private enterprise and law enforcement. The software automatically purges visitor data that does not match information in a store’s criminal database every 14 days, the company’s minimum recommendation for auto-purging data. However, it’s up to the retailer themselves to decide whether anyone apprehended for shoplifting can later opt out of their database.

This is extremely worrying and would enable a “pre-crime” policed environment in establishment stores giving them the power to not only keep track of customers but store a digital profile on them without their consent.

This is conditioning for the Trump administrations push for a Biometric Exit database at the nation’s borders.

Trump’s executive immigration order on January 27th — best known for suspending visitors to the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim countries — also included an article expediting the biometric exit program. The order further stated that there will be three progress reports to be made over the next year on the program. Trump’s executive order in March built on that specifically limiting biometric scans at the border to “in-scope travelers” or those who aren’t U.S. or Canadian citizens.

Six major U.S. airports including Boston, Atlanta, and New York’s Kennedy Airport, completed trials that were started under the previous Obama administration in airports with plans to roll out next year so now that biometric surveillance can expand to border crossings.

Customs and Border Protection began testing facial recognition systems at Dulles Airport in 2015, then expanded tests to New York’s JFK Airport last year.

In 1996, Congress authorized automated tracking of foreign citizens as they enter and exit the U.S. In 2004, DHS began biometric screening of foreign citizens upon arrival.

The privacy concerns are obvious and growing as the U.S. deploys face recognition systems in airports and at borders; and even schools are installing cameras which soon could be equipped with facial recognition.

Now, we can add retail stores to the mix. Increasingly our rights are decreasing with the help of big corporations like Amazon. But the more worrying problem is the fact these systems are flawed and inaccurate as has been proven time and time again.

Aaron Kesel writes for Activist Post. Support us at Patreon. Follow us on MindsSteemitSoMee,BitChuteFacebook and Twitter. Ready for solutions? Subscribe to our premium newsletter Counter Markets.

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The Banksters control the world

The trap is set to bring the economy down

The truth is about to come out



Central banksters are doing whatever they can do to stay in power

The Central Banksters want control. That is their business model. They put governments into debt to control them by creating fake currency and loaning it to the government who then have to listen to what the banksters say. Otherwise they go after the real assets and that is the reason why governments and the populace are put into debt on a massive scale. The central banks don’t want to give up this control. That is the reason they don’t want Brexit to happen, so these talks may end in failure. There is a 60% likelihood of a no deal outcome, as the central bankers insist on maintaining their debt-based control system. The entire economic system has been breaking down since 2008. The central banks created an illusion to make everyone believe the economy has recovered, but as is known by many, it did not. Now the same central banks are getting ready to bring down the economy, but they first need someone to blame. That’s why they have started announcing that it may happen as soon as 2020.


The central banksters are doing whatever they possibly can, to make sure the UK does not leave or not break away completely. They will never give up their control. They will fight back till the very end, as they don’t need an army for this.


Simply put, the bankers control almost every government. This has been the case ever since the formation of the Federal Reserve in 1913, and it was further solidified with the removal of the gold standard in 1971. For the most part, the public believes that the government receives money via the taxes collected from its citizens. This money in turn, so it is believed, is what pays for all of the services and programs needed to keep the country functioning. But, this is not the case at all. Instead, not one penny paid to the government by the people actually pays for any services or programs.


The money collected from citizens goes directly to the privately owned Central Banks. This is the way central banks actually work: The C-Bank loans money to, and buys the debts of the government. But, the banks do not really have the money they borrow, so when they need it, they just print more. The money that they print is not worth anything because there is nothing backing it. In the past the United States Dollar was backed through the so-called “Gold Standard” and that was what determined the value of the currency.



Trusting the Government is an Axiom

The average person has been programmed to trust the government. It starts with their grade school civics books, and continues through college courses on “political science,” where they are pre-programmed to manipulate and deceive the people.  Sure, everyone knows governments make mistakes and are occasionally clumsy. But the average person actually thinks the government is his friend.


This is why they’re perfectly willing to give up privacy for convenience. They think their interests are in the hands of competent, good humoured, and good-natured people. But that’s not the case at all.


The government is an entity with its own interests. It’s like a parasite or a predator that is living off of society at large. This trend will likely continue until there’s a crisis.


The current banking system is very dysfunctional. It’s politicised and distorted, while today’s “too big to fail” institutions are already practically arms of the State. Horrible practises; paying their management mega millions, while socialising their losses.

Banks have historically provided two banking services; the storage of money and the brokerage of money. Money was a commodity, not just an accounting fiction. It was a floating abstraction. The distinction has already been lost, with checking accounts that pay interest, and “fractional reserve” policies with currency created from nothing. But people would truly live in dreamland if the Central Bank truly became everyone’s bank. For now, the Central Bank is totally in charge of interest rates and all lending policies, without any competition.


The Gold Clause

In order to deal with mounting debts and the printing of money to pay for dozens of new social programs, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made in 1933, two extraordinary changes to the financial system. First, he closed banks for four days and forced Americans to turn in and exchange each ounce of gold they owned for $20.67 in paper money. Then the government raised the price of gold, wiping out 69% of the savings of anyone who followed these rules.

Many frequent readers are familiar with this part of the story, but that was only the beginning. Roosevelt also eliminated the “gold clause” in all contracts, including loans, bonds, and other financial instruments. At the time, people became worried the government might inflate away the value of their money. So they added a gold clause, which stated; repayments could be required to be made in gold.


These gold clauses were in federal loans, bank deposits, insurance contracts, and other private agreements. When Roosevelt outlawed the gold clause, he stole billions from investors. In fact, a Harvard paper estimates this rule took $700 million a year in 1933 dollars from private investors who bought government bonds.


Billions more were stolen from folks who lost money from the elimination of the gold clause in private contracts, bank accounts, and insurance deals. Eliminating the gold clause was so controversial that investors sued the government. The case went to the Supreme Court. Roosevelt was terrified his Debt Jubilee would be overturned. He even drafted a speech saying he would ignore the court if it ruled against him.


Ultimately, his political pressure worked and the court ruled 5-4 in Roosevelt’s favour. Of course, there were consequences; Tens of millions of people lost massive amounts of their savings. And after booming, the stock market soon fell 50% in a single year.


Investor confidence was crushed. Supreme Court Justice Harlan Fiske Stone vowed he would never buy another federal bond.


Debt Jubilee

Another Debt Jubilee was about 40 years later; starting in the late 1960s, another populist uprising took place; it was a combination of economic and social upheaval. All over the country, there was one clash after another; small farmers fought banks and railroads; Union workers battled with their bosses and federal judges. On college

campuses, students fought anyone with authority. Election rallies routinely ended in violence. In 1968 alone, there were violent uprisings in more than 120 U.S. cities.


At the same time, a major financial crisis was brewing. The government and individuals had borrowed exorbitant sums of money and many had a hard time repaying creditors, because at the time every dollar was required to be backed by $0.25 worth of gold. So the government couldn’t print unlimited amounts of money out of thin air.


Also, foreign creditors who owned U.S. government bonds were allowed to collect repayments in gold bullion, instead of dollars, so gold reserves were quickly disappearing. From 1958 to 1968, 52% of America’s gold reserves left the country in the form of repayments for US-debts. The government was scared. It knew there was only one way out; another Debt Jubilee. First they eliminated the 25% gold-backing of every dollar. Then, in 1971, President Richard Nixon completely defaulted on the US promise to pay gold for dollars to foreign creditors.


Fake Dollar

It was the Central Bank who put the post-1971 fake dollar in place when Nixon cut the dollar’s final connection to gold. And it was this fake dollar that turned America from the world’s biggest creditor to the world’s biggest debtor; and turned it from having the world’s biggest trade surplus to the world’s biggest trade deficit.


This turnaround destroyed breadwinner jobs, leaving the baby boomer generation with declining real incomes, part-time jobs, and no surpluses to save. Finally, it was the Fed, with its ultra-low interest rates – the Fed still lends at rates below inflation – that made saving money uncool, unprofitable, and unnecessary.


How will a trade war – with higher consumer prices – help keep old people from going broke? How will bigger deficits reduce federal debt? How will continuing to spend real resources on phony wars make Americans safer or better off? Clearly this is going to end in chaos, if nothing is undertaken to stop this.


The trap is set to bring the economy down

The plan to bring the economy down has been put into motion; GDP, savings and unemployment calculations are being changed for one important reason: to take the narrative away from the Central Bank. The system is about to come down and the Fed will be blamed for the entire system collapsing.


The Central Banks kept the system running longer for the purpose of bringing the world into the one world government. For the same reason, all countries have to be brought down equally to the lowest standard of living in order to create a level playing field for even integration into the NWO system. However, the cabal became interrupted in their obscure plans through the election of Trump. Their plans began to fall apart when Hillary was not elected.


Subsequently, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a cabal-designed trade agreement was struck down by Trump and cancelled, followed by the NAFTA-trade deal, now under negotiation. This is also one of the reasons that Brexit is being obstructed by Theresa May, the British Premier.

Specifically through these trade agreements, the wealth of the west has been off-loaded to other countries via the WTO.


Now, the Central banks are working hard to implode the economy in order to blame it on Trump, because, the Central banksters want to control the narrative. Meanwhile, the economy is being pushed to the edge. But the patriots have a different plan. The entire Alliance plan is to make it seem as though the President is allowing the economy to get back on track, and is doing better than ever.



Destroying the Central Banks

The corporate media and the Deep State do not know how to handle this information because they were hoping that the trade war and interest tariffs would destroy the economy. However, this entire Alliance plan is to push the Fed to do what they do best, bring down the economy. They will fight back and they will try to resist, but in the end they will have no choice but to raise interest rates.


GDP has doubled, the savings rate has gone up, and the unemployment rate has been cut in half. The economy is not doing poorly and the MSM cannot handle this any other way then to give Obama all the credit for the improvement instead of Trump. But Trump and the patriots have set up this trap in turn in order to be able to control the economic narrative and force the FED to bring the economy down by raising interest rates, as they have been saying for such a long time. Now they are saying it is not necessary, because the economy is much stronger – even though it is all based on fake numbers.

They are trying to figure a way out of this trap, even though it has become very difficult, as they have been hammering on raising interest rates for such a long time and Trump has confirmed this by saying that the FED does what they think is best. – This is the set up to let Fed bring down the economy. In the meantime, in addition to this, Congress is on the verge of requesting a FED-audit.


Everything was made to look better to trick the banks en de MSM, as their narrative has been for so long ‘to raise the rates as everything looks better’. Now the central banks have to continue with the interest rate hike.


The whole farce is a set up, since only the statistical numbers were changed to provide the illusion that the economy is doing better. – Now the narrative belongs to Trump and the patriots, as confirmed by the statistical numbers.


The economy is not going to collapse due to Trump, but due to the Central banksters. The Alliance needs to push in a certain way to get the Deep State out, for the necessary transition from a crooked financial system into a brand new QFS – Quantum Financial System.


With that in mind, a few weeks ago Trump explicitly said to the Fed; ‘Raise your rates, you know best how to run the economy’. – At an interest rate of approximately 3% the economy will collapse.


Destroying the old Economy

The Cabal have been using Western nations to serve as their main platform to financially dominate the global economy. So, what Trump is doing is destroying the old economy and getting it ready for the new economy. The only way to do this is to destroy the central banks, because if the central bank destroys the economy they will only make a temporary fix and the same thing will happen again a couple of years down the road.



This ‘trap’ opens the possibility to take over the fed and all other central banks as a consequence. It is the beginning of the next phase. Once the Fed has crashed the economy, because they are pushed into this predicament by raising interest rates, then Trump and the patriots will control the narrative.


All privately-owned Central Banks will become obsolete and will cease to exist. The whole monetary system will be moved to the new QFS-system, already waiting in the wings. The SWIFT monetary transfer system will be stopped internationally. Meanwhile the new CHIPS transfer system has become operational. Gold is going to be reinstituted as money. The Cabal Central Banksters have been pushing to force the collapse of the financial system before the new QFS is fully implemented. The Alliance have been actively countering this push. They also knew that the Cabal banking system applied hidden rules that were designed to confiscate people’s funds. For this reason the QFS was created.


After this transition, Governments will no longer have any involvement in the issuance of money – this will be the responsibility of the people – while allcentral banks will be abolished. The world does not have to wait for another reserve currency, all countries need to do, is to use their own asset-backed currencies.


Banks will no longer hold clients’ funds, but only serve as financial advice centers. Accountholders will have complete control of their monies under the transparent and digital Quantum Financial System.


The Truth is about to come out

Many people are tired of fake news and increasing numbers of people are saying that they have switched off the BBC and in some cases they don’t watch TV at all. The movement is growing more and more each day. People want closed borders instead of open borders. Meanwhile Trump is building up the military to protect citizens against the Deep State, and not to intervene in foreign wars.


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Thousands Of Stores Will Soon Use Facial Recognition, And They Won’t Need Your Consent

by Joe from MassPrivateI

BuzzFeed – by Leticia Miranda Retailers are turning to facial recognition software to identify potential thieves by comparing scanned images of shoppers’ faces against a database of known shoplifters. But as more retail stores consider using the technology, privacy advocates and industry stakeholders are debating how the technology should be regulated and how shoppers should […]

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How Scientists Engineer Foods to Make Them Dangerously Addictive




The Global War on Cash

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The Global War on Cash

The Global War on Cash

The Money Project is an ongoing collaboration between Visual Capitalist and Texas Precious Metals that seeks to use intuitive visualizations to explore the origins, nature, and use of money.

There is a global push by lawmakers to eliminate the use of physical cash around the world. This movement is often referred to as “The War on Cash”, and there are three major players involved:

1. The Initiators
Governments, central banks.
The elimination of cash will make it easier to track all types of transactions – including those made by criminals.

2. The Enemy
Criminals, terrorists
Large denominations of bank notes make illegal transactions easier to perform, and increase anonymity.

3. The Crossfire
The coercive elimination of physical cash will have potential repercussions on the economy and social liberties.

Is Cash Still King?

Cash has always been king – but starting in the late 1990s, the convenience of new technologies have helped make non-cash transactions to become more viable:

  • Online banking
  • Smartphones
  • Payment technologies
  • Encryption

By 2015, there were 426 billion cashless transactions worldwide – a 50% increase from five years before.

Year # of cashless transactions
2010 285.2 billion
2015 426.3 billion

And today, there are multiple ways to pay digitally, including:

  • Online banking (Visa, Mastercard, Interac)
  • Smartphones (Apple Pay)
  • Intermediaries ( Paypal , Square)
  • Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin)

The First Shots Fired

The success of these new technologies have prompted lawmakers to posit that all transactions should now be digital.

Here is their case for a cashless society:

Removing high denominations of bills from circulation makes it harder for terrorists, drug dealers, money launderers, and tax evaders.

  • $1 million in $100 bills weighs only one kilogram (2.2 lbs).
  • Criminals move $2 trillion per year around the world each year.
  • The U.S. $100 bill is the most popular note in the world, with 10 billion of them in circulation.

This also gives regulators more control over the economy.

  • More traceable money means higher tax revenues.
  • It means there is a third-party for all transactions.
  • Central banks can dictate interest rates that encourage (or discourage) spending to try to manage inflation. This includes ZIRP or NIRP policies.

Cashless transactions are faster and more efficient.

  • Banks would incur less costs by not having to handle cash.
  • It also makes compliance and reporting easier.
  • The “burden” of cash can be up to 1.5% of GDP, according to some experts.

But for this to be possible, they say that cash – especially large denomination bills – must be eliminated. After all, cash is still used for about 85% of all transactions worldwide.

A Declaration of War

Governments and central banks have moved swiftly in dozens of countries to start eliminating cash.

Some key examples of this? Australia, Singapore, Venezuela, the U.S., and the European Central Bank have all eliminated (or have proposed to eliminate) high denomination notes. Other countries like France, Sweden and Greece have targeted adding restrictions on the size of cash transactions, reducing the amount of ATMs in the countryside, or limiting the amount of cash that can be held outside of the banking system. Finally, some countries have taken things a full step further – South Korea aims to eliminate paper currency in its entirety by 2020.

But right now, the “War on Cash” can’t be mentioned without invoking images of day-long lineups in India. In November 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetized 500 and 1000 rupee notes, eliminating 86% of the country’s notes overnight. While Indians could theoretically exchange 500 and 1,000 rupee notes for higher denominations, it was only up to a limit of 4,000 rupees per person. Sums above that had to be routed through a bank account in a country where only 50% of Indians have such access.

The Hindu has reported that there have now been 112 reported deaths associated with the Indian demonetization. Some people have committed suicide, but most deaths come from elderly people waiting in bank queues for hours or days to exchange money.

Caught in the Crossfire

The shots fired by governments to fight its war on cash may have several unintended casualties:

1. Privacy

  • Cashless transactions would always include some intermediary or third-party.
  • Increased government access to personal transactions and records.
  • Certain types of transactions (gambling, etc.) could be barred or frozen by governments.
  • Decentralized cryptocurrency could be an alternative for such transactions

2. Savings

  • Savers could no longer have the individual freedom to store wealth “outside” of the system.
  • Eliminating cash makes negative interest rates (NIRP) a feasible option for policymakers.
  • A cashless society also means all savers would be “on the hook” for bank bail-in scenarios.
  • Savers would have limited abilities to react to extreme monetary events like deflation or inflation.

3. Human Rights

  • Rapid demonetization has violated people’s rights to life and food.
  • In India, removing the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes has caused multiple human tragedies, including patients being denied treatment and people not being able to afford food.
  • Demonetization also hurts people and small businesses that make their livelihoods in the informal sectors of the economy.

4. Cybersecurity

  • With all wealth stored digitally, the potential risk and impact of cybercrime increases.
  • Hacking or identity theft could destroy people’s entire life savings.
  • The cost of online data breaches is already expected to reach $2.1 trillion by 2019, according to Juniper Research.

As the War on Cash accelerates, many shots will be fired. The question is: who will take the majority of the damage?

The Thirteenth Tribe by Arthur Koestler

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The Thirteenth Tribe is a book that attempts to explain the origins of Eastern Europe’s Jewish population,largely decimated by the Nazi onslaught during the Second World War. Koestler shows through extensive research, how a trading empire was set up by a tribe we know as the Khazars between the expanding power blocs of Christianity and Islam; how the people were converted to Judaism by their king as a way of standing apart from both, and how the people and their wealth were dispersed through the countries of Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Khazar Empire.  

It is a controversial history; because it challenges both the assumptions of Nazi philosophy and Zionism that the European Jews were racially different from the populations of the countries in which they later settled.

Koestler, as a Hungarian Jew himself, was particularly interested in the major part the Khazars played in the founding of the Hungarian nation; a fact which later led to the tragedy of 1944, when the Nazis exterminated over half-a -million Hungarian Jews, who were virtually indistinguishable from their Christian neighbours.


ARTHUR KOESTLER was born in 1905 in Budapest. Though he studied science and psychology in Vienna, at the age of twenty he became a foreign correspondent and worked for various European newspapers in the Middle East, Paris, Berlin, Russia and Spain. During the Spanish Civil War, which he covered from the Republican side, he was captured and imprisoned for several months by the Nationalists, but was exchanged after international protest. In 1939-40 he was interned in a French detention camp. After his release, due to British government intervention, he joined the French Foreign Legion, subsequently escaped to England, and joined the British Army.

Like many other intellectuals in the thirties, Koestler saw in the Soviet experiment the only hope and alternative to fascism. He became a member of the Communist Party in 1931, but left it in disillusionment during the Moscow purges in 1938. His earlier books were mainly concerned with these experiences, either in autobiographical form or in essays or political novels. Among the latter, Darkness At Noon has been translated into thirty-three languages.

After World War 11, Mr. Koestler became a British citizen, and all his books since 1940 have been written in English, He now lives in London. but he frequently lectures at American universities, and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford in 1964-65,

In 1968 Mr. Koestler received the Sonning Prize at the University of Copenhagen for his contributions to European culture. He is also a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, as well as one of the ten Companions of Literature, elected by the Royal Society of Literature. His works are now being republished in a collected edition of twenty volumes.

He died in 1981, in a ‘suicide pact’ with his wife – a tragedy that has aroused some suspicion since, in conspiracy circles.

First published in Britain in 1976, this classic book by Arthur Koestler in now largely unavailable.



Bismarck man may be charged in connection to squirrel’s death

The Jamestown Sun – by Jack Dura

BISMARCK—Police in Bismarck responded around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, to a call about a squirrel struck by a dart.

Bismarck Police Sgt. Tim Sass said officers responded after the caller described the squirrel as “acting weird” when it was running along a fence, and then it fell to the ground. The caller told police the squirrel had been struck by a large dart. The squirrel died as a result.

Officers spoke with a male neighbor who police said admitted to hitting the squirrel with the dart. The case was referred for review to the city attorney’s office for “throwing missiles,” according to Sass.

Bismarck’s “throwing of missiles” statute reads as follows: “It is unlawful for any person to throw or discharge any stone, snowball or any similar object or other missile, including fireworks, upon, in or at any vehicle, building or upon or at any person.”

Sass likened “throwing of missiles” to throwing a snowball that causes property damage.

“It’s unlawful to throw rocks or shoes or cinder blocks at other people’s stuff,” Bismarck Assistant City Attorney Jason Hammes said. “The point behind (the law) is to keep people from throwing stuff at other people’s stuff.”

Hammes, who said he hasn’t yet seen a report from Saturday’s incident, added that animal cruelty charges, if applicable, would go through the Burleigh County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Sass said the case is under investigation.


How Scientists Engineer Foods To Make Them Dangerously Addictive

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 07:22 AM PDT

By Alex Pietrowski

“Food pleasure appears to involve both the opioid and cannabinoids reward circuitry that interact in complex ways.” [Source]

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It’s no secret that the standard American diet is having a terrible effect on human health. What’s is a secret, though, is how the food industry uses science and psychology to create processed food products that are devoid of nutrition, full of chemical additives and colorings, and incredibly addictive.

In fact, the science of how food companies get customers physically, mentally and emotionally hooked on their products reads like a good conspiracy theory. Major food manufacturers know good and well that repeat customers can be made by tricking the mind and body and overriding our natural tendency to seek out healthy, satisfying foods.

The public and the food companies have known for decades now — or at the very least since this meeting — that sugary, salty, fatty foods are not good for us in the quantities that we consume them. So why are the diabetes and obesity and hypertension numbers still spiraling out of control? It’s not just a matter of poor willpower on the part of the consumer and a give-the-people-what-they-want attitude on the part of the food manufacturers. What I found, over four years of research and reporting, was a conscious effort — taking place in labs and marketing meetings and grocery-store aisles — to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive.  ~Michael Moss

The story revolves physiology, psychology and neuroscience, and three key ingredients: salt, sugar and fat. And at the core of addictive food science is our understanding of physiology and neurochemical responses to foods. Scientists have been able to boil this down to a simple equation: The Food Pleasure Equation.

The Food Pleasure Equation postulates that the brain has the ability to quantify the pleasure contained in an eating experience as performed by certain dopamine neurons in the brain and the sensing of calories by the gut. When you have a food choice, the brain actually calculates how much pleasure will be generated during the eating and digestion of a particular food. The goal of the brain, gut, and fat cell is to maximize the pleasure extracted from the environment, both in food sensation and macronutrient content. If a food is lowered in calories for health reasons, the gut has the ability to sense this, and the food will become less palatable over time. [Source]

The work of the food scientist is to figure out how to override this function and trick the brain and body into believing that high calorie, nutrient-poor foods will offer a reward in the form of nutrition and satisfaction. To do this, they look primarily at a short list of key factors.

In a recent article about food cravings and how to beat them, James Clear, author of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, elaborates on the six key dynamics involved in tricking you into becoming hooked on junk foods.

Dynamic contrast. Dynamic contrast refers to a combination of different sensations in the same food. In the words of Witherly, foods with dynamic contrast have “an edible shell that goes crunch followed by something soft or creamy and full of taste-active compounds. This rule applies to a variety of our favorite food structures — the caramelized top of a creme brulee, a slice of pizza, or an Oreo cookie — the brain finds crunching through something like this very novel and thrilling.”

Salivary response. Salivation is part of the experience of eating food and the more that a food causes you to salivate, the more it will swim throughout your mouth and cover your taste buds. For example, emulsified foods like butter, chocolate, salad dressing, ice cream, and mayonnaise promote a salivary response that helps to lather your taste buds with goodness. This is one reason why many people enjoy foods that have sauces or glazes on them. The result is that foods that promote salivation do a happy little tap dance on your brain and taste better than ones that don’t.

Rapid food meltdown and vanishing caloric density. Foods that rapidly vanish or “melt in your mouth” signal to your brain that you’re not eating as much as you actually are. In other words, these foods literally tell your brain that you’re not full, even though you’re eating a lot of calories.

The result: you tend to overeat.

Sensory specific response. Your brain likes variety. When it comes to food, if you experience the same taste over and over again, then you start to get less pleasure from it. In other words, the sensitivity of that specific sensor will decrease over time. This can happen in just minutes.

Junk foods, however, are designed to avoid this sensory specific response. They provide enough taste to be interesting (your brain doesn’t get tired of eating them), but it’s not so stimulating that your sensory response is dulled. This is why you can swallow an entire bag of potato chips and still be ready to eat another. To your brain, the crunch and sensation of eating Doritos is novel and interesting every time.

Calorie density. Junk foods are designed to convince your brain that it is getting nutrition, but to not fill you up. Receptors in your mouth and stomach tell your brain about the mixture of proteins, fats, carbohydrates in a particular food, and how filling that food is for your body. Junk food provides just enough calories that your brain says, “Yes, this will give you some energy” but not so many calories that you think “That’s enough, I’m full.” The result is that you crave the food to begin with, but it takes quite some time to feel full from it.

Memories of past eating experiences. This is where the psychobiology of junk food really works against you. When you eat something tasty (say, a bag of potato chips), your brain registers that feeling. The next time you see that food, smell that food, or even read about that food, your brain starts to trigger the memories and responses that came when you ate it. These memories can actually cause physical responses like salivation and create the “mouth-watering” craving that you get when thinking about your favorite foods. [Source]

Final Thoughts

Scientists have outsmarted your taste buds and your body’s natural ability to identify the right foods to eat. Knowing this allows you to beat them at this game. Your health depends on it.

Read more articles by Alex Pietrowski.

Alex Pietrowski is an artist and writer concerned with preserving good health and the basic freedom to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com. Alex is an avid student of Yoga and life.

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Using the highbush blueberry to treat bacterial infections

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 07:20 AM PDT

BlueberriesResearchers at Université Laval in Canada looked at the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) proanthocyanidins. In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it was revealed that highbush blueberry proanthocyanidins can be used as an agent for treating bacterial infections.

  • For the study, the researchers isolated proanthocyanidins from highbush blueberries.
  • Then, they assessed the effects of highbush blueberry proanthocyanidins on the gram-negative bacteria Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and biofilm formation stained with crystal violet.
  • A. actinomycetemcomitans is the key factor in the etiology of localized aggressive periodontitis, the inflammation of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.
  • They also looked at the effects of blueberry proanthocyanidins on the integrity of the oral keratinocyte barrier, leukotoxin activity, and the lipopolysaccharide-mediated inflammatory response of monocytes/macrophages.
  • Results showed that highbush blueberry proanthocyanidins decreased the growth of A. actinomycetemcomitans and inhibited biofilm formation.
  • Highbush blueberry proanthocyanidins also exhibited antibacterial activities as they impaired the bacterial cell membrane.
  • Moreover, the proanthocyanidins protected macrophages from leukotoxin’s negative effects and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines.
  • In addition, the proanthocyanidins prevented the activation of the NF-KB signaling pathway.
  • These findings suggested that highbush blueberry proanthocyanidins possess antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities.

In conclusion, highbush blueberry proanthocyanidins can potentially be used as natural therapeutic agents for treating infections.

Read the full text of the study at this link.

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Originally posted: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-22-using-the-highbush-blueberry-to-treat-bacterial-infections.html
Author: Michelle Simmons

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California is burning because of failed, ill-conceived left-wing “global warming” policies

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 07:17 AM PDT

california firesWildfires are swallowing up the West Coast, with the states of California and Oregon facing thousands upon thousands of acres of blazing forests. So far, 13 fires have taken over 185,000 acres of land in Oregon, while California has been fighting 19 wildfires and numerous “fire whirls,” or tornadoes made of fire. Over 577,000 acres of land in the Golden State have gone up in smoke.

Governor Jerry Brown has been quick to blame climate change for the fires, stating, “With climate change, some scientists are saying that Southern California is literally burning up.”

Brown went on to claim that “more serious predictions of warming and fires to occur later in the century, 2040 or 2050, [are] now occurring in real time.”

President Donald Trump weighed in on the issue via Twitter, stating, “California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws,” such as laws that prevent thinning out forests, logging and so on.

“Tree clear to stop fire spreading!” the President added. Left-wing media outlets like The New York Times have been quick to criticize Trump, declaring his opinions as “nonsense.” Ironically enough, the same Times published an article about how tree harvesting can help stop forest fires in 2012.

Indeed, many experts have stated that forest management is integral to managing and keeping wildfires at bay.

Clearing trees stops wildfires

While the left-wing desperately clings to the climate change narrative, the fact remains that bad environmental laws, as Trump stated, are indeed making the issue of wildfires worse. Bob Zybach, a doctor of environmental science and a forester, has been speaking out about the danger of new wave environmental polices for years.

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According to Zybach, an uptick in forest fires was first noted in the 1970s, at around the same time legislators began favoring a “hands off” approach to forest management instead of more active management.

In an interview, he explained, “Mostly fuels were removed through logging, active management — which they [the Feds] stopped– and grazing.”

“You take away logging, grazing, and maintenance, and you get firebombs,” Zybach stated.

Recently, experts have studied the issue and concluded California forests are overburdened by trees.

Richard Yuretich, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (CZO), says “[F]ire is part of healthy forest ecosystems. By thinning out trees, fires can reduce water stress in forests and ease water shortages during droughts. And by reducing the water used by plants, more rainfall flows into rivers and accumulates in groundwater,” he explained.

Writing for Front Page Mag, Bruce Thornton reports that tree density in forests has increased exponentially, from 50 to 80 trees per acre to 300 to 400. With 129 million dead or diseased trees as fuel,  it’s easy to see why wildfires on the Left Coast are more intense and more destructive than years past.

Climate crock

Governor Brown’s adherence to the climate change narrative as the only cause of California’s wildfire woes is especially problematic when you consider how little the state is doing to prevent fires from happening. California’s massive spending on electric vehicle subsidies ($335 million) lies in stark contrast to their underwhelming spending on reducing fuel for fires in the state’s 33 million acres of forest ($30 million).

“Once again, global warming ‘science’ is a camouflage for political ideology and gratifying myths about nature and human interactions with it. On the one hand, progressives seek ‘crises’ that justify more government regulation and intrusion that limit citizen autonomy and increase government power. On the other, well-nourished moderns protected by technology from nature’s cruel indifference to all life can afford to indulge myths that give them psychic gratification at little cost to their daily lives,” Thornton contends.

Mike Adams, founder of Natural News and REAL.video, has spoken out about the fraudulent nature of climate science and so-called climate change repeatedly. As Adams reported last year, it is now known (but not widely recognized) that much of the data to support climate change as a theory was faked. 

In 2017, a study of climate data found that temperature readings were adjusted by “scientists” in ways that were “completely inconsistent” with published and credible temperature recordings.

See more coverage of stories about climate nonsense at ClimateScienceNews.com.

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Author: Vicki Batts

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Google, Amazon and IBM all trying to acquire your hospital records; issue statement demanding end of patient privacy

Image: Google, Amazon and IBM all trying to acquire your hospital records; issue statement demanding end of patient privacy

(Natural News) Doesn’t it feel like a net is closing in around us from every direction lately? Big Tech companies like Google and YouTube have the independent media in a stranglehold of censorship and control, more and more states are enforcing mandatory vaccines, and now a group consisting of Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and other tech giants has issued a statement pushing for unfettered access to the medical records of every American citizen.

While mainstream media sources like CNBC have expressed approval for this type of access, they also acknowledge that tech companies might not have strictly altruistic reasons for wanting these records to become accessible to all. As CNBC noted, “The lack of open standards around health data is a huge barrier for them to get into the $3 trillion health system.”

Interestingly, these companies are rivals in many ways, so the fact that they would work together on this initiative speaks volumes about how desperately they want to break down the barriers that are keeping them locked out of this lucrative market.

Data sharing restrictions

Both Google and Microsoft have been open about their interest in the storage and sharing of health care information for at least the past decade. Unfortunately for them, however, there are laws in place which protect patient rights to the secrecy of such information. There are very specific rules governing who may access such records, which medical conditions have to be reported by health care practitioners, and the specific circumstances under which a patient may choose to waive their rights to such privacy. These laws differ from state to state, further complicating the issue of medical record sharing. (Related: Your medical records aren’t safe – Ruling allows federal government to seize medical records without a warrant.)

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Risks associated with making medical records accessible

The Conversation warned back in 2015, that while there are benefits associated with easy information transfer between doctors and other medical professionals, there are also serious pitfalls to be considered. One of these risks revolves around the issue of abuse or mistreatment by relatives and others:

References to abuse or maltreatment in the medical record seen by household members may lead to escalation of the abuse, restrictions on access to healthcare for victims, or pressure or aggression directed at health staff in demands to change the record.

There is also the case of abused and neglected children, whose parents may have authorised access to their records. The 30% of women and 16% of men who experience domestic abuse in their lifetime and the 24% of children who experience abuse or neglect over childhood are at risk of further harm. Without the assurance of confidentiality, how can we expect patients to seek help from their GP for the full range of physical, emotional, sexual, and social problems that may affect them?

The sharing of this type of information could also be prejudicial should insurance companies and others gain access to it and deny patients coverage for specific health conditions.

Then there is the issue of medical identity fraud, in which desperate thieves falsely access medical care using the stolen identities of other people. In one such example, a woman named Linda Weaver was billed for the amputation of her right foot and had an incredibly tough time when she refused to pay, even though she was fully able to prove that her right foot was still in its rightful place on her body!

Many victims of such fraud are unaware that their medical identity has been stolen until they receive a hospital bill or inquiry from their insurance company. The potentially damaging credit reports that result from such theft can affect the victim’s future job prospects, since many Fortune 500 companies require access to medical records when hiring or promoting. And even more concerning is the fact that medical identity theft can result in fatal future hospital errors.

Let’s hope, then, that the government stands its ground against the tech giants that seem to be taking over the world, and continues to refuse them access to what is essentially none of their business. Read Orwellian.news for more true stories of tech giants invading your privacy.

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US-Backed Saudi Airstrike Kills at Least 31 Civilians in Yemen, Mostly Children

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Saudi warplanes carried out an airstrike against the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah on Thursday, hitting a camp for internally displaced people, and killed at least 31 civilians. The slain included 22 children. 79 civilians were wounded, again overwhelmingly children. According to reporters, multiple attacks took place against the camp. The initial strike sent children scrambling for an evacuation bus, then a subsequent strike hit the bus itself.

Millions of Texas voter records exposed online

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A massive trove of voter records containing personal information on millions of Texas residents has been found online. The data — a single file containing an estimated 14.8 million records — was left on an unsecured server without a password. Texas has 19.3 million registered voters. It’s the latest exposure of voter data in a long string of security incidents that have cast doubt on political parties’ abilities to keep voter data safe at a time where nation states are actively trying to influence elections.

Florida Resident Sues General Mills Over Carcinogenic Glyphosate Herbicide in Cheerios

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

General Mills Inc has been issued a class action lawsuit by a Florida woman claiming that the company did not properly warn consumers about trace amounts of the herbicide glyphosate in their Cheerios cereal brands.

San Francisco “Poop Patrollers” Make $185,000

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

We wish we could say this was a satire piece, but a new story in the San Francisco Chronicle reveals just how lucrative collecting shit actually is.

IBM slaps patent on coffee-delivering drones that can read your MIND

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Facial recog, psychological profiling – and scalding liquid flying through the air

Over 1400 Western Australian government officials used ‘Password123’ as their password

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Somewhere in Western Australia, a government IT employee is probably laughing or crying or pulling their hair out, or maybe all of the above. A security audit of the Western Australian government released this week by the state’s auditor general found that 26 per cent of its officials had weak, common passwords — including more than 5,000 including the word “password” out of 234,000 in 17 government agencies.

Bolton Again Warns Assad “We Will Respond” If Chemical Weapons Used In Idlib Offensive

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Here we go again. Did Bolton just give jihadists facing imminent final defeat under Assad and Russian bombs an open door invitation to initiate a chemical provocation? As CNN and others warned this week that Syrian and Russian forces are closing in on the “last rebel stronghold” in Syria in the country’s northwest pocket of Idlib province, US National Security Advisor put Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on notice, saying the United States would respond “very strongly” if pro-government forces use chemical weapons in their campaign to retake Idlib.

US Sanctions Take Aim at Venezuela and TeleSUR, Force Abby Martin’s “Empire Files” to Shut Down

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Recent sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the Trump administration have forced the Empire Files program, hosted by American investigative journalist Abby Martin, to shut down. The decision to officially announce the show’s end came after blocks on wire transfers originating in Venezuela and sent to the U.S. were recently imposed, thereby cutting off the show’s primary source of funding. Issues with funding caused by the U.S.’ Venezuela policy had, however, been a problem for some time, leading Martin and her staff to halt production in late May. While Martin and her team had hoped conditions would improve, the recent sanctions make that such a distant possibility that the decision to shut down the show was made on Wednesday.

Bayer’s Monsanto faces 8,000 lawsuits on glyphosate

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

The number of U.S. lawsuits brought against Bayer’s (BAYGn.DE) newly acquired Monsanto has jumped to about 8,000, as the German drugmaker braces for years of legal wrangling over alleged cancer risks of glyphosate-based weedkillers. Bayer had previously disclosed 5,200 such lawsuits against Monsanto, which it acquired in a $63 billion deal completed in June. “The number of plaintiffs in both state and federal litigation is approximately 8,000 as of end-July.

Life and death in the fake news business

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

You’re a mainstream reporter striving to stay afloat. The word has drifted down from the top that this is the season for inflicting wounds on Donald Trump, no matter what, no matter what happened or didn’t happen on a rumpled bed in a hotel room in Moscow, no matter what Putin did or didn’t do to influence the election, no matter who leaked the DNC emails to WikiLeaks, no matter what Michael Flynn said or didn’t say to a Russian on the phone, no matter who or what James Comey is fronting for; every real or possible or non-existent detail needs to be blown up into a gigantic scandal of the moment…

US Intends to Use Sanctions to Drive Iranian Oil Exports Down to Zero

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Paying up US sanctions against Iran during his visit to Israel, John Bolton said that the US is fully prepared to use its sanctions to drive Iranian oil exports down to zero to force a “massive change in the regime’s behavior.” State Department officials have previously said “cut to zero” was a goal, but that appears virtually impossible. China is Iran’s largest oil buyer, and has insisted it will continue to do so. This means at least a third of Iran’s exports before the sanctions were reimposed will continue.

Texas Exports More Oil Than It Imports For First Time Ever

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

The Texas Gulf Coast oil terminals sent abroad more crude than they received in April, the Energy Information Administration said this week. During that month, crude oil exports from the Houston-Galveston port district exceeded imports by 15,000 bpd. Over the next month, the advantage of exports over imports welled further, to an impressive 470,000 bpd.

Detective Publishes Book Exposing High-Level Gov’t Pedophile Ring, Shot in the Head Days Later

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A former police detective, and author of a bombshell book that exposed a massive pedophile ring made up of high-level government officials was found shot in the head last week. While officials are calling it an apparent suicide, his family is claiming that he told them he would never kill himself and that people were after him because he was about to expose even more high-level government pedophilia.

Statement on the Sentencing of Whistleblower Reality Winner for Disclosing NSA Report on Russian Election Hacking

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Reality Winner was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for disclosing a top-secret NSA document describing a hacking campaign directed by the Russian military against U.S. voting systems.

Besieged Facebook Says New Ad Limits Aren’t Response to Lawsuits

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Facebook’s move to eliminate 5,000 options that enable advertisers on its platform to limit their audiences is unrelated to lawsuits accusing it of fostering housing and employment discrimination, the company said Wednesday. “We’ve been building these tools for a long time and collecting input from different outside groups,” Facebook spokesman Joe Osborne told ProPublica. Tuesday’s blog post announcing the elimination of categories that the company has described as “sensitive personal attributes” came four days after the Department of Justice joined a lawsuit brought by fair housing groups against Facebook in federal court in New York City.

Thousands Of Stores Will Soon Use Facial Recognition, And They Won’t Need Your Consent

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Retailers are turning to facial recognition software to identify potential thieves by comparing scanned images of shoppers’ faces against a database of known shoplifters. But as more retail stores consider using the technology, privacy advocates and industry stakeholders are debating how the technology should be regulated and how shoppers should be informed about when their faces are scanned.

Federal officers establish unconstitutional checkpoints on road to Burning Man

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Burning Man message boards have been on fire all week as people report being stopped on flimsy pretexts by federal Bureau of Indian Affairs officers in the tiny town of Nixon, one of the last stops on the narrow, quiet rural roads that 60-80,000 people use to access the Black Rock Desert, home to the Burning Man festival, which opens to the public this coming Sunday. The officers pull cars over on flimsy and even manufactured pretexts, such as “dim license plate lights,” and then ask to conduct a search. If drivers refuse, K9 dogs are brought to the site and made to “alert” on the cars, giving officers a pretext to conduct a search.

US Sanctions Imposed on Tehran Are Burdening Baghdad’s Economy

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

The Iraqi government is worried about US sanctions imposed on Iran, which seem to have a negative impact on the Iraqi economy too. There is currently political unrest in Iraq, as the protests calling for economic reforms have restarted. Baghdad declared that it would ask Washington to exempt Tehran from the sanctions because the Iraqi economy depends on the Iranian economy.

Netanyahu urges US to recognise Israel’s right to Golan

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today said that he would not back down on his demand that the US recognise Israel’s right to the occupied Golan Heights. “I will not give up our expectation that the United States recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan,” he said in a statement.

VIDEO Footage Shows Police Ordered To STAND DOWN And Let Silent Sam Be Destroyed

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Video footage shows University of North Carolina campus police officers in Chapel Hill responding in unison to an order to stop guarding the Silent Sam statue just moments before the statue was pulled down by Antifa protesters and students on Monday night. The actions of the UNC police are currently under review, according to a statement the UNC board president made Wednesday night.





Over The Last 7 Days Our Planet Has Been Violently Shaken By 144 Major Earthquakes

Authored by Michael Snyder via The American Dream blog,

Within the past few days, we have seen an enormous magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Venezuela and a giant magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit Fiji.  Where will the next one strike?

To many of us, it is becoming exceedingly clear that something very unusual is happening to our planet.  I went and looked it up, and I was astounded to learn that the crust of the Earth has been shaken by 144 major earthquakes over the last 7 days, and that includes more than 50 on Sunday alone.

And remember, these are not small earthquakes.  The USGS considers any earthquake that is at least magnitude 4.5 to be “significant”, andthey are happening so rapidly right now that it is difficult to keep up with them.

Source: USGS

Usually, only earthquakes that cause death and destruction get attention from the mainstream media, and that was definitely the case with the huge quake that hit the northern coast of Venezuela on Tuesday

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck the northern coast of Venezuela on Tuesday and shook buildings as far away as the capital, Caracas, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was centered near the town of Carupano, an area of poor fishing communities and was felt as far away as neighboring Colombia to the east and nearby island nations like Trinidad and Tobago, and St. Lucia, to the west and north.

This is certainly the last thing that the people of Venezuela need at the moment.  Their currency was just devalued again, and at this point it is so worthless that people are literally throwing it into dumpsters.

According to media reports, the quake lasted for approximately two minutes, and it really shook people up.  The following comes from Reuters

“I feel like I’m about to faint. I’m shaking. It was long,” said telemarketing worker Sheny Fuentes, 22, speaking outside her work building in eastern Caracas. “I’m relieved that it doesn’t seem like damage was that bad. We would have been even more affected (given Venezuela’s economic crisis) – there are already people eating from the garbage and buildings aren’t well made,” she told Reuters.

The other day I noted that the magnitude 8.2 quake that just hit Fiji was the second largest “deep focus” earthquake ever recorded, and this quake in Venezuela was highly unusual as well.

In fact, seismologist Stephen Hicks says that it was one of “the largest ever recorded” in that entire region…

M7.3 earthquake today along the northern coast of Venezuela is one of the largest ever recorded earthquakes along the boundary between the Caribbean & South American plates. There was an M7.7 quake to the west in 1900 but this will have preceded detailed instrumental recordings

And this earthquake came right on the heels of an extremely active 48 hours for global seismic activity.

According to the Daily Mail,  the “Ring of Fire” was shaken by a total of 69 major earthquakes on Sunday and Monday…

Sixty nine major earthquakes have hit Earth’s most active geological disaster zone in the space of just 48 hours.

Sixteen ‘significant’ tremors – those at magnitude 4.5 or above – shook the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ on Monday, following a spate of 53 that hit the region Sunday.

The vast majority of the earthquakes that shake our planet take place along the Ring of Fire.  It roughly encircles the Pacific Ocean, and it runs right up the west coast of the United States.

As the Ring of Fire has become more seismically active over the past several months, it has increased concerns that “the Big One” may soon be coming to California.  Just check out this excerpt from a Daily Mail article that was just published…

The tremors have raised concerns that California’s ‘Big One’ – a destructive earthquake of magnitude 8 or greater – may be looming.

Scientists have previously warned that Ring of Fire activity may trigger a domino effect that sets off earthquakes and volcanic eruptions elsewhere in the region.

Scientists assure us that it is only a matter of time before the west coast is hit by major seismic events, and I even included a major seismic event on the west coast in my apocalyptic novel about the future of America.  We are seeing earthquakes increase in frequency and intensity all over the planet, and they are starting to happen in places that we don’t normally expect.  For instance, just check out what happened in Italy last week

A number of earthquakes struck the region of Molise on the nights of August 15th and August 16th and the morning of August 17th. An earthquake was also felt in Le Marche near the port city of Ancona.

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck four kilometres from the southeastern town of Montecilfone, a village of 1,348 people, in the region of Molise, on the night of August 16th just after 8pm, according to Italy’s National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV), which monitors seismic activity.

But until major shaking starts happening in the continental United States, most Americans are not going to pay attention.

It simply is not “normal” for 144 major earthquakes to happen in just one week.  In addition, dozens of volcanoes are currently erupting all over the globe.  We appear to have entered a time when the crust of our planet is going to become increasingly unstable, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this is going to have very serious implications for the future of our society.



Why Has John McCain Blocked Info on MIAs?

The war hero has long sought to bury information about POWs left behind in Vietnam.


Regarding the pedofile incidents in the church..

This relates to the fiasco in the diocese in Pennsylvania.   I am sharing a piece written and posted by a priest on Facebook:


For those of you who know me, you will understand this post.
Today is such a sad day for me. I am devastated beyond imagine over the reports coming out about our church and priests…some I know personally. It has brought me to tears.

I need to vent:

PRIESTS ARE NOT PEDOPHILES; PEDOPHILES BECAME PRIESTS!!!! Just as they became Boy Scout leaders, Ministers, Youth Ministers, Rabbis, Pastors, etc, etc etc.

Pedophiles infiltrated any organization that they could to gain the trust of people and to make their move on the innocent children they were entrusted with…this is not limited to the Catholic Church, but the Catholic Church was an easy place for these sick individuals to enter.

Dating back many years, we found that some very evil organizations, who realized the seal God had placed on HIS Church, funded the entry of thousands of men into our seminaries These were not holy men and these men never received a call from God into ministry…JUST THE OPPOSITE!! These men were paid to go into the Catholic Church, to corrupt it from within the inside. These men did become priests, bishops, archbishops and cardinals and their only mission was to destroy the Sacredness of The Church, it’s Sacred Liturgy and whatever else they could.

One way we know this, some of those who were responsible for this deception, actually came forth some years ago to confess their wrong doings. We do have evil within our midst, just like all churches and denominations…yes, there is NO perfect church. We are all sinners and churches are not for the saints, but for the sinners.

Does anyone think that Jesus erred when he chose the 12 apostles? Didn’t He go to pray about those He would choose? Think about that. He chose men who would be doubters, deniers, cowards and even a thief and betrayer who would be the one to whom Jesus was handed over. Judas was handpicked by Jesus and I am convinced that Jesus did this to show us that even in HIS Church, we would find evil people and evil acts.

If you believe in God, then you must believe in Satan. If you know how the evil one works, He attacks and mimics anything that is of God. He is the ultimate deceiver. He will always attack what is of God and those closest to God.

Those who worship Satan can go anywhere to get a host, but they choose to go to the Catholic Mass to get the Eucharist…Satan knows what is of God…what is the true Bread of Life (John 6) and that is where they come to get what they will then desecrate at their Black Mass.

Please think about this: Many of those who are criticizing the Bishops of a cover up in these cases do not realize that many, were of the old mind set that so many were in. In the old days, (or when a lot of these cases happened) if there was a scandal, the common thought was to move the violator. If a girl, would get pregnant, her parents were full of shame. This girl was usually hidden and people were told “she’s off visiting a relative” This was the case until her baby was born and then the baby was placed for adoption. If a young man got a woman pregnant, he was often moved too….NOT right,NOT Right at all, but it was the mentality back then. In many of these cases, although, the bishops did not do the right thing…they had NO idea of the sickness that we know today as Pedophilia. No one knew about this sickness until recent years. I am NOT defending them and accountability needs to be in place, but we do need to think about it and judge accordingly.

Although, my heart goes out to all the innocent children involved in this horrific scandal, I believe God is cleaning out HIS Church. God will always bring good from bad. These men need to be punished and removed from ministry. We need more protection for our children. Parents, PLEASE be more vigilant with your children, you are their only protection from those trying to hurt them.

Finally, in Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus talks to His apostles and asks them a powerful question: “Who do people say that I am” Although, they were all saying things, the ONLY one to get it right was Peter. “You are the Messiah, the son of the Living God” Jesus replies and states, Peter, flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Heavenly Father, You are Peter and on this rock I will build MY CHURCH…AND THE GATES OF HELL WILL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST HER. Peter was our first Pope, regardless of denying Jesus. From Jesus, we got Peter and from then on we have apostolic succession…God’s seal.

We are HIS Bride, and His seal is upon us. Many times through the years, scandals and attacks came upon us, but “God’s word will NOT return unto Him void” I have to reflect on those who were with Jesus on Good Friday. How must they have felt? They were horrified too…but 3 days later, we have the Resurrection.

Let’s understand the spiritual attacks out there and let’s continue to unite in prayer, penance and fasting….Satan will NOT have the last word and we should know how this story ends…WE WIN!!!!
“Those who sow in tears, shall reap rejoicing”

Heavenly Father, we place our trust in you. Protect us from the wickedness and snares of the Devil. Heal the innocent who have been violated and abused…all those suffering this scandal and protect the holy men who have given up their lives to serve as your servants as “Persona Christi”. We pray united that you will restore your church as you have so many times before.






Leaked 49-page memo documents how George Soros is behind social media censorship

The Duran – by Alex Christoforou

A new leaked memo obtained by The Free Beacon documents how George Soros funded groups plotted with Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to eliminate conservative “right wing propaganda.”

The recent wave of censorship of conservative voices on the internet by tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Apple mirrors a plan concocted by a coalition of George Soros-funded, progressive groups to take back power in Washington from President Trump’s administration.  

confidential, 49-page memo for defeating Trump by working with the major social-media platforms to eliminate “right wing propaganda and fake news” was presented in January 2017  by Media Matters founder David Brock at a retreat in Florida with about 100 donors, the Washington Free Beacon reported at the time.

The Gateway Pundit reported that in January 2017 after Hillary Clinton was shellacked in the November 2016 election top Democrat operatives at Media Matters, Share Blue, American Bridge, and CREW came together and released their two-year plan to take back power in Washington DC.

The document obtained by The Free Beacon states that Media Matters and other Soros funded groups have “access to raw data from Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites” so they can “systemically monitor and analyze this unfiltered data.”

According to the document, the radical left groups have been working with Facebook and Twitter to eliminate conservative content.

The Free Beacon obtained a copy of the memo, “Democracy Matters: Strategic Plan for Action,” by attending a January 2017 retreat in Florida sponsored by Media Matters founder David Brock and 100 donors.

WND reports that the memo spells out a four-year agenda that deployed Media Matters along with American Bridge, Shareblue and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) to attack Trump and Republicans. The strategies are impeachment, expanding Media Matters’ mission to combat “government misinformation,” ensuring Democratic control of the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections, filing lawsuits against the Trump administration, monetizing political advocacy, using a “digital attacker” to delegitimize Trump’s presidency and damage Republicans, and partnering with Facebook to combat “fake news.”

WND reports…

The document claims Media Matters and far-left groups have “access to raw data from Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites” so they can “systemically monitor and analyze this unfiltered data.”

“The earlier we can identify a fake news story, the more effectively we can quash it,” the memo states. “With this new technology at our fingertips, researchers monitoring news in real time will be able to identify the origins of a lie with mathematical precision, creating an early warning system for fake news and disinformation.”

Media Matters met with Facebook, which boasts some 2 billion members worldwide, to discuss how to crack down on fake news, according to the memo.

The social media giant was provided with “a detailed map of the constellation of right-wing Facebook pages that had been the biggest purveyors of fake news.”

Brock’s memo also says Media Matters gave Google “the information necessary to identify 40 of the worst fake new sites” so they could be banned from Google’s advertising network.

The Gateway Pundit pointed out that in 2016, Google carried out that plan on the Gateway Pundit blog and other conservative sites, including Breitbart, the Drudge Report, Infowars, Zero Hedge and Conservative Treehouse.

Facebook, meanwhile has changed its newsfeed algorithm, ostensibly to combat “fake news,” causing a precipitous decline in traffic for many conservative sites.

President Donald Trump himself was affected, with his engagement on Facebook dropping by 45 percent.

A study in June by Gateway Pundit found Facebook had eliminated 93 percent of the traffic of top conservative news outlets.

Western Journal, in its own study, found that while left-wing publishers saw a roughly 2 percent increase in web traffic from Facebook following the algorithm changes, conservative sites saw a loss of traffic averaging around 14 percent.

‘Totalitarian impulse’ of the left

President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager charged last week the giants of Silicon Valley are stifling free speech, particularly conservative speech, manifesting the “inherent totalitarian impulse” of the left.

On Friday, Facebook appeared to be “shadow banning” the non-profit education site PragerU, founded by talk-host Dennis Prager, causing a drop in engagement of 99.9999 percent while removing two videos regarded as “hate speech.”

After Facebook rejected a highly inspirational ad for a Republican congressional candidate that included images depicting her parents’ persecution under the Khmer Rouge communist regime in Cambodia, Twitter followed up with its own ban.

WND reported earlier this month Facebook banned a pro-life video ad by a judicial candidate, giving the same explanation.

On Aug. 6,  WND reported, Facebook, YouTube and Apple banned commentator Alex Jones and his Infowars website within hours of each other.

Last month, WND reported moderate Muslims and counter-terrorist activists were increasingly being restricted by Silicon Valley, while terrorist content remains on social-media platforms, according to researchers.

Trump campaign chief Parscale said last week the banning of Jones “will inevitably lead to the silencing of those with far less controversial opinions.”

“What we are seeing in Big Tech is the inherent totalitarian impulse of the Left come into full focus,” Parscale said.

The Duran


How Exit From The Matrix could change your life
by Jon Rappoport
Inside the psyche of the individual, something is going on.  Something profound.

The creative impulse.

This is where the life blood of the soul lives.

Human beings chained to The Mechanical don’t realize it.  They’re looking for the next resolution to the next problem.

The creative impulse can’t be taken apart and separated into discrete elements.  It can’t be sliced and diced.  It can’t be made into an equation.

A person learns about his own creative impulse by acting on it.  By creating.

This is far too simple for academics and “professionals.”

A revolution occurs when the individual throws off the shroud of consensus reality and creates what he truly wants to.

Life is never the same again.

The creative impulse carries with it just one imperative: CREATE.

Decide what to create and do it.

That isn’t hard to understand.

When a person creates what he wants to, he establishes a new channel(s) of self-knowledge beyond words.  He grasps an inner connection to the core of his being.  He experiences it first-hand.

Time and time again, I have read writers who compose works about creativity.  Inevitably, they come to a point where they add some extra piece: it is the really “the universe” that is “giving a person permission to create”; there is a “field” the individual taps into in order to create; there is a “collective consciousness” that is entered.

On and on it goes.  Whereas, in fact, THE INDIVIDUAL CREATES.  PERIOD.

There is no extra aspect that somehow determines and rules the creative impulse.

To create or not to create; that is the question.

That is the basic question which determines human psychology.  If the answer is YES, you get one dynamic psychology.  If the answer is NO, you get another essentially passive psychology, and then you also get endless problems, which are misunderstood.

In my mega-collection,  Exit From The Matrix, I include profound imagination exercises which, when practiced on a daily basis, can help bring an individual’s creative impulse front and center, and can help him unleash his creative power.

This is the underlying goal of my work.

Live Science Claims Most Of World Love Vaccines, And Fake Bots Are Making The Anti Vaccine Posts.

Health Nut News – by Erin Elizabeth

A new study has shown, and this is NOT FAKE NEWS, that Twitter bots and trolls are to blame for “spreading misinformation” and discord on the topic of vaccines; it’s no longer the fault of the anti-vaxxer because it appears they don’t actually exist! The study was published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Lead study author David Broniatowski, an assistant professor at George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science in Washington, D.C. said, 

“The vast majority of Americans believe vaccines are safe and effective, but looking at Twitter gives the impression that there is a lot of debate. It turns out that many anti-vaccine tweets come from accounts whose provenance is unclear, including bots or hacked accounts.

Although it’s impossible to know exactly how many tweets were generated by bots and trolls, our findings suggest that a significant portion of the online discourse about vaccines may be generated by malicious actors with a range of hidden agendas.”1

The team analyzed thousands of tweets posted to Twitter between July 2014 and September 2017,  including a random sample of tweets and tweets that specifically mentioned vaccines. Then they used data to identify accounts known to belong to bots or trolls (including “Russian troll” accounts). What they found was that “content polluters” (bot accounts that distribute malware and unsolicited commercial content) shared anti-vaccine messages 75 percent more than average Twitter users. 2

Let’s pause here. What the researchers actually found was bot accounts using our message as “bait” to enrage the public. The trolls in this study were doing what they do today, sow discord. I’m not sure this study found anything that the average parent who cares about the safety of their children and is active online, didn’t already know.

But we should be careful, or at least aware of what’s going on around us. As we continue this fight against forced vaccinations and the eroding of our most basic human rights– the right to choose what’s best for ourselves and our children– we have to remember who and what we are up against.

And lastly, please remember you are not alone. There are countless doctors, nurses, medical professionals, and scientists who stand with you.

Health Nut News


Google Bans 39 YouTube Channels For Ties To Iran; Facebook and Twitter Ban Accounts

by # 1 NWO Hatr

Activist Post – by Aaron Kesel Google claims 39 YouTube channels were connected to Iran and part of a covert Iranian-backed operation to spread propaganda to U.S. viewers and 49 were part of a Russian-backed operation to spread disinfo, PC MAG reported. According to PC MAG, the propaganda campaign disguised itself by pretending to be several independent media […]

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Details Of Communist Ocasio-Cortez’s Ties To George Soros Revealed

SHTF Plan – by Mac Slavo

According to The Daily Caller, in an attempt to put 400 Bernie Sanders-like politicians in Congress, George Soros has propped up the political career of now infamous communist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ocasio-Cortez was formerly a Bernie Sanders presidential campaign organizer.  

The New York Times wrote that the communist was able to defeat her opponent, who greatly outspent her, due to her online presence. In an interview with a “progressive” and communist-leaning digital media outlet The Young Turks, which is a member of a Soros-funded network of far-left publications called The Media Consortium, Ocasio-Cortez also admits that their coverage helped her achieve her win.

Members linked to Soros-funded digital media asked Ocasio-Cortez, a former organizer for Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, to run for office — guaranteeing favorable coverage by a media network that reaches almost 300 million people monthly. –The Daily Caller

But the link gets even stronger. Cenk Uygur, a member of the Soros funded media, founded one of the two political groups responsible for asking Ocasio-Cortez to run, Justice Democrats.  The sole role of Justice Democrats was to get “Sanders-like” politicians elected to Congress. Thanks to the coverage of the Soros-linked digital media provided, Ocasio-Cortez was able to gain traction and defeat incumbent Joseph Crowley in the primary June 26. She is expected to win New York’s 14th congressional district handily, given the district’s Democratic history, the Daily Caller reported.

In a June 27 interview with Uygur on his YouTube channel “The Young Turks,” Ocasio-Cortez thanked Uygur and other media platforms for covering her before the primaries, which she says “in no small part” helped her win.

“I wouldn’t be running if it wasn’t for the support of Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez told Uygur. “In fact it was, it was JD (Justice Democrats) and it was Brand New Congress that asked me to run in the first place.”

The Young Turks is a member of The Media Consortium — a network of far left media publications which includes Mother Jones, Democracy Now!, and dozens of other outlets, funded by Soros. –The Daily Caller

The Media Consortium is a Soros a media empire that, according to Media Research Center (MRC), reaches nearly 300 million people a month. Not only that, but Soros is responsible for funding nearly every major left-wing media publication in order to manipulate and shape public opinion (brainwash).

“Soros funds nearly every major left-wing media source in the United States,” MRC stated. “Forty-five of those are financed through his support of the Media Consortium. That organization ‘is a network of the country’s leading, progressive, independent media outlets.’ The list is predictable – everything from Alternet to the Young Turks.”

The MRC report goes on to detail the Communist echo chamber Soros intentionally created with the Media Consortium with the intention of shaping public opinion.



Hurricane Lane a Slow-Moving, Potential Flood Disaster; Over 30 Inches of Rain Possible in Parts of Hawaii Through Saturday

Weather Channel

Hurricane Lane is already unleashing torrential rain in parts of Hawaii, and may produce disastrous rainfall flooding and landslides over much of the island chain, in addition to battering surf, coastal flooding and high winds through Saturday.

This threat was summed up succinctly by The Weather Channel hurricane expert, Dr. Rick Knabb, in a tweet Thursday morning.

Dr. Rick Knabb


I despise slow-moving tropical cyclones, and will be another one for the next 2-3 days. All Hawaiian Islands are on the stronger, wetter side of the hurricane, and the terrain will enhance rainfall and bring water and debris downslope. Potential flooding disaster.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for Hawaii’s Big Island, Maui and Oahu, including Honolulu, meaning that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area.

A hurricane watch remains in effect for Kauai County. This means hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area, and a watch is typically issued 48 hours before the onset of tropical-storm-force winds that may make preparations difficult or dangerous, according to Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Latest Hurricane, Tropical Storm Alerts

(A watch is issued when tropical storm or hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours. A warning is issued when those conditions are expected within 36 hours.)

Happening Now

The center of Lane is about 210 miles south-southwest of the Big Island’s Kona Coast or about 305 miles south of Honolulu, moving northwestward. Lane has weakened somewhat, but remains a powerful Category 4 hurricane.

Current Storm Status

(The highest cloud tops, corresponding to the most vigorous convection, are shown in the brightest red and pink colors. Clustering, deep convection around the center is a sign of a healthy tropical cyclone.)

Lane’s outer rainbands are already drenching parts of the Big Island. Rainfall rates upwards of 1 to 3 inches per hour have been occurring in these bands.

Up to 15.66 inches of rain had been reported on the Big Island at Waiakea Experiment Station over the past 24 hours. Hilo had seen over 12 inches or rain in that same 24-hour period ending early Thursday morning.

The heavy rain has caused road flooding on the Big Island, including the city of Hilo, and landslides have occurred blocking some roads.

(LATEST NEWS: Hawaii Prepares for Lane)

Rainbands from Hurricane Lane will continue to gradually overspread the rest of the Hawaiian Islands Thursday.

Current Radar, Watches and Warnings

(Watches and warnings are issued by the National Weather Service.)

Forecast Track Uncertainty

Even as Lane moves toward Hawaii, its forecast track and intensity the next couple of days still remains uncertain at this rather critical time, and small changes to its track and intensity are important for some potential impacts in the Hawaiian Islands.

Perhaps the most dangerous impact from Lane won’t depend as much on its intensity or exact track, but rather may result from its slowing forward speed in the form of heavy rainfall, as we’ll detail in our impacts section below.

Lane is now moving north-northwest after reaching the edge of subtropical high pressure, which had previously been steering it.

The most critical turn for Lane is an expected left-hand turn toward the west sometime Friday or Saturday.

The key is how soon and sharp that left-hand turn is, which will determine how close the core of Lane’s strongest winds come to the islands.

Projected Path and Wind Field

(The red-shaded area denotes the potential path of the center of the tropical cyclone. It’s important to note that impacts (particularly heavy rain, high surf, coastal flooding, winds) with any tropical cyclone usually spread beyond its forecast path.)

If Lane moves along the southern or western portion (left side) of its forecast projected path, it would be far enough from the islands to avoid the worst wind impacts of its core but still produce flooding rainfall, strong winds, dangerous surf and rip currents.

If, however, Lane moves along the northern or eastern side (right side) of its forecast projected path, essentially making its left-hand turn later or less sharp, damaging winds from the hurricane’s core could swipe parts of the islands, in addition to torrential rain from the core and more damaging coastal flooding from both the setup of battering waves and water rise for those areas prone to water rise.

(MAPS: Interactive Hurricane Tracker)

While waters are sufficiently warm, wind shear is increasing, and this will gradually, then more rapidly weaken Lane. Once Lane weakens sufficiently, it will make that left-hand turn, steered by lower-level winds.

So, as happens qutie often, the intensity and track forecasts depend on each other.

A sooner weakening of Lane means a sooner left turn farther from the islands. A later weakening means the core of Lane would track closer to the islands before it makes a later left-hand turn.

Adding to the complexity is the potential for Lane’s circulation to be disrupted by the higher terrain of the islands.

Despite all that, Lane could still be a hurricane near or off the coast of Maui County or Oahu Friday, areas that are not accustomed to tropical storm or hurricane conditions.

Residents in Hawaii, particularly in watch and warning areas, should rush storm preparations to completion, including putting together an emergency kit and a family emergency plan. Those with vacation plans to Hawaii through Saturday should consider changing their plans.

Hawaii Forecast Impacts

Here is a break down of potential impacts from Lane.

Rainfall Flood Threat

  • Regardless of the exact track, bands of heavy rain will hammer the Hawaiian Islands through Saturday.
  • These heavy rainbands may occur both well ahead and for some time after the closest approach of the center of Lane.
  • Moist winds up the slopes of the hills and mountains on Lane’s northern and eastern flanks could lead to prolific rainfall, potentially unleashing deadly, destructive flash flooding and landslides.
  • According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, isolated maximum rainfall totals of more than 30 inches are possible, particularly over south- and/or eastward-facing slopes.
Lane Rainfall Outlook

(This should be interpreted as a broad outlook of where the heaviest rain may fall and may shift based on the forecast path of the tropical cyclone. Higher amounts may occur where bands of rain stall over a few hours or in mountainous locations.)

High Wind Threat

  • At least tropical-storm-force winds (39 to 73 mph) are expected in most areas of the islands.
  • These tropical-storm-force winds are most likely to begin later Thursday in Maui County, late Thursday night in Oahu and late Friday in Kauai County.
  • There is a small chance of hurricane-force winds (74 mph or higher) in parts of the islands, particularly along the western or southern coasts.
  • Small changes in the track and intensity forecast will make the difference between the core of Lane’s strongest winds affecting at least parts of the islands or remaining offshore.
  • Regardless, the combination of heavy rain and strong winds could down more trees than strong winds alone.
Power Outage Potential

High Surf/Coastal Flood/Storm Surge Threats

  • Large swells generated by Lane will spread across the Hawaiian Islands Thursday.
  • Dangerous surf conditions and rip currents are expected, especially on exposed west-, south-facing coasts, including those typically not accustomed to large waves, such as Waikiki Beach, Maui and the Kona Coast.
  • The surf could be damaging in spots.
  • Coastal flooding – possibly more locally significant storm-surge flooding if the core of Lane moves close enough – is also expected but depends on the exact track of Lane.
  • Water levels may rise by as much as 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels along south- and westward-facing coasts near where the center of Lane passes, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.


  • As always with hurricanes and tropical storms affecting land, a threat of waterspouts and tornadoes is in play, particularly in discrete cells embedded in outer rainbands.
  • Given these are embedded in Lane’s rainbands, they may develop quickly and move rapidly.
  • You may not be able to see a tornado before it arrives.
  • Take shelter immediately if the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning for your area.

Hawaii Hurricane History

Lane is the strongest hurricane to track within 300 miles of Hawaii, according to NOAA’s historical database. While 1994’s Hurricane John had stronger maximum sustained winds, Lane’s lowest pressure was lower than John’s, and John only came within 319 miles from South Point on the Big Island.

According to NOAA’s best track database, there is no record of a hurricane track within 65 nautical miles of either Maui or Honolulu since statehood.

There have been three notable hurricanes that struck the western island of Kauai during that time: landfalls of Iniki in 1992 and Dot in 1959 and an eyewall brush with Iwa in 1982.

(MORE: How Unusual are Hawaii Hurricanes)

Three of the previous Category 5 central Pacific hurricanes occurred in 1994 during a hurricane season that featured a central Pacific flavor of El Niño called Modoki El Niño. Modoki El Niños occur when the warmest pool of water compared to average occurs in the central Pacific rather than in the eastern Pacific.

Warmer water allows tropical cyclones to readily intensify. A Modoki El Niño opens the window for strong hurricanes in the central Pacific as long as atmospheric conditions such as wind shear and humidity are also favorable.

Check back with us at weather.com for the latest on Lane and its potential impacts in Hawaii.

Recap of Lane So Far

Lane formed as a tropical storm in the eastern Pacific on Aug. 15 and became a hurricane the next day.

Tuesday evening, Hurricane Lane joined an exclusive company of central Pacific Category 5 hurricanes, the first since Ioke in 2006, only the second on record within 350 miles of Hawaii(John in 1994 was the other) and the most intense North Pacific hurricane east of the International Date Line since Patricia in 2015.



Could We Explore the Entire Galaxy With Self-Replicating Robots?

And why hasn’t another civilization already done it?



Scientists and engineers since the 1940s have been toying with the idea of building self-replicating machines, or von Neumann machines, named for John von Neumann. With recent advances in 3D printing (including in zero gravity) and machine learning AI, it seems like self-replicating machines are much more feasible today. In the 21st century, a tantalizing possibility for this technology has emerged: sending a space probe out to a different star system, having it mine resources to make a copy of itself, and then launching that one to yet another star system, and on and on and on.

As a wild new episode of PBS’s YouTube series Space Time suggests, if we could send a von Neumann probe to another star system—likely Alpha Centauri, the closest to us at about 4.4 light years away—then that autonomous spaceship could land on a rocky planet, asteroid, or moon and start building a factory. (Of course, it’d probably need a nuclear fusion drive, something we still need to develop.)

That factory of autonomous machines could then construct solar panels, strip mine the world for resources, extract fuels from planetary atmospheres, build smaller probes to explore the system, and eventually build a copy of the entire von Neumann spacecraft to send off to a new star system and repeat the process. It has even been suggested that such self-replicating machines could build a Dyson sphere to harness energy from a star or terraform a planet for the eventual arrival of humans.

This process would hypothetically take millions of years to cross the entire galaxy, assuming our self-replicating, factory-building spaceships can travel at about 10 percent the speed of light and that they take about 500 years to extract the necessary resources to build a complete copy of themselves. But because each probe could make multiple copies of itself, the entire galaxy would be covered with von Neumann probes by the end of those millions of years.

This brings up another question: If we are nearing the technological sophistication to pull this off, why don’t we see the remnants of self-replicating machines strewn across the galaxy from other intelligent life? This, of course, is part of the larger Fermi paradox that asks why we have no evidence of alien intelligence ever existing, despite that fact that many statistical models like the Drake equation suggest that intelligent life should be all over the place. Maybe civilizations destroy themselves before they can achieve such technological triumphs. Maybe intelligent life turns to a virtual world and abandons the effort to explore the physical one. Maybe the probability of organic chemicals finding the right conditions to become life is really that astronomically small, or the probability that life makes the jump from microbes to intelligent life is that small.

And another philosophical question: If these robots reproduce on their own, and can continue hopping from star system to star system while humans stay stuck on Earth, who has really colonized the galaxy?

Source: Space Time


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The White House • August 24, 2018

The Day Ahead

President Donald J. Trump and the First Lady will tour Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

The smallest victims of the Crisis Next Door

The opioids crisis touches Americans from all walks of life, responsible for more deaths than either car accidents or gun violence last year. Addiction tears up families everywhere from inner cities along the coasts to rural communities in the heartland.

Some of its victims are the smallest, most vulnerable among us. From 2000 to 2012, America saw a five-fold increase in the share of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)—equivalent to one baby suffering from opiate withdrawal born every 25 minutes, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Last year, 198 babies were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, for NAS. Today, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will tour that facility, discussing the Administration’s three-part plan to halt the opioid crisis.

The First Lady’s “Be Best” initiative also takes aim at NAS, educating parents on the importance of healthy pregnancies. Last year, the First Lady visited Lily’s Place in West Virginia, where addiction recovery treatment is available to entire families.

See how President Trump is mobilizing our government to end the opioid crisis.

MoreGet the latest on First Lady Melania Trump’s “Be Best” initiative.

An update on Hurricane Lane

FEMA is working alongside multiple partners to actively support Hawaii’s efforts as they respond to the potentially devastating impacts of Hurricane Lane.

Hurricane Lane is a Category 3 storm and continues to move westward across the Central Pacific with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Hurricane watches and warnings have been issued for parts of Hawaii.

President Trump urges all Hawaiians to follow the direction of state and local officials, including evacuation orders when given. Local residents are encouraged to visit Ready.gov/hawaii or the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency for more information.

Read the President’s Emergency Declaration for Hawaii.

‘I was an astronaut. We need a Space Force.’

“For more than 50 years, this storied center has been at the forefront of America’s journey to the stars,” Vice President Mike Pence told NASA employees yesterday in a visit to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. “Here, from the Mission Control Center, you have guided every American-crewed space expedition since 1965.”

“The United States Space Force, we believe, is an idea whose time has come,” the Vice President said. Terry Virts, a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel who served as Commander of the International Space Station, agrees. “It’s hard to overstate the importance of space in our military operations and civilian life,” Virts writes in The Washington Post this week.

“China and Russia have made it clear they are not willing to accept the status quo.”

“I was an astronaut. We need a Space Force.”

Watch“America will lead mankind to the stars once again,” the VP says.

Photo of the Day

Vice President Mike Pence speaks with astronauts training at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL)

Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen

Vice President Mike Pence speaks with astronauts training at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston | August 23, 2018


Steve King: ‘Importing Millions’ of Young Men from Central America ‘Means Death for Americans’

Breitbart – by John Binder

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) says “importing millions” of young men from one of the most violent regions in the world, Central and South America, “means death for Americans.”

Following the revelations of the Mollie Tibbetts Iowa murder case — where the 20-year-old young woman was allegedly stabbed to death by an illegal alien from Mexico — King posted online a statement in which he indicates that the United States will only become more violent as more than 1.5 million illegal and legal immigrants, mostly from Central and South America, continue being imported to the country every year.  

In the last decade, alone, the U.S. has imported more than ten million foreign nationals, primarily from Mexico and Central America, as Breitbart News reported.

“9 of the 10 most violent countries in the world & 16 of top 20 are south of the Rio Grand,” King wrote online. “81% who cross border illegally are young men. Young men in every society are most violent segment. Importing millions of this demographic means death for Americans.”

Steve King


US House candidate, IA-4

9 of the 10 most violent countries in the world & 16 of top 20 are south of the Rio Grand. 81% who cross border illegally are young men. Young men in every society are most violent segment. Importing millions of this demographic means death for Americans. https://pgj.cc/V7MNrK 

Most recently, Breitbart News has extensively reported on the federal prison population of foreigners. Criminal foreigners in federal prison cost American taxpayers about $1.4 billion every year. Likewise, mass immigration to the U.S. from primarily Central America has led to a booming foreign incarcerated population from the region.

Between Fiscal Year 2011 and 2016, about 91 percent of all criminal illegal and legal immigrants in federal U.S. prisons were nationals from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Guatemala, Breitbart News reported.

There are now close to 40,000 criminal illegal and legal immigrants incarcerated in federal prisons across the country, making up about 21 percent of the total federal prison population.

Mexico continues to have the largest population of foreign nationals living in the U.S., with more than one million Mexican nationals entering the country between 2010 and 2016, Breitbart News noted.

In 2016, there were between 43 and 45 million immigrants in the U.S., nearly quadruple the immigrant population in 2000. The largest increases from 2015 to 2016 to immigration to the U.S. have come from the Middle East, the Carribean, Central America, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Recent cases of immigrant crimes against American citizens has thrust the issue back into the spotlight. For example, a previously deported illegal alien from Mexico was most recently charged with raping an underage teenage girl at least 20 times. This week, an illegal alien from Mexico was charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death.

Every year, the U.S. admits more than 1.5 foreign nationals, with the vast majority deriving from family-based chain migration. In 2016, the legal and illegal immigrant population reached a record high of 44 million. By 2023, the Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the legal and illegal immigrant population of the U.S. will make up nearly 15 percent of the entire U.S. population.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder



IBM slaps patent on coffee-delivering drones that can read your MIND

The Register – by Gareth Corfield

IBM has filed a patent for mood-sensing coffee delivery drones, because what the world really needs is piping hot liquids flying around over everyone’s noggins.

Big Blue’s plans for aerial hot beverage deliveries not only include deliveries of pre-ordered brews but also taxi-style flagging down of aerial drinks.  

The US Patent Office filing revealed that what IBM thinks might happen in the future is a delivery system that flies a coffee-laden drone to “an area including a plurality of people; scanning the people, using one or more sensors connected to the UAV [drone], the one or more sensors connected to an electronic processing circuit which identifies an individual among the people that may have a predetermined cognitive state”.

Put another way, if you’re feeling glum, IBM wants a circling coffee drone to sense this and then fly hot drinks at you.

The details of the filing have suggested IBM’s drone sensors could be collecting and analysing data on everything from the time of day to facial expressions, your gestures and even the dilation of your pupils. It hopes to merge this with your work calendar as well as “the time an individual woke up in the morning”.

You can almost hear the data protection people crying from here.

For the practical-minded victim potential recipient wondering how the coffee won’t get poured over everyone between the filling point and delivery, IBM’s patent includes a coffee cup gimbal arrangement – and an inbuilt heater. One of the ways the firm suggested delivering the coffee is to have a string attached to the cup, with the drone cutting the string once it senses the cup being pulled away. What could possibly go wrong?

Rather amusingly, Big Blue went into a bit of cod psychology in the patent filing, with the author diving head-first into social proof theory (if I see someone of high status drinking coffee, I’ll want coffee too) and reaching the conclusion that “a coffee drone in this setting might also take advantage of social psychological effects by first providing a coffee to a person who is popular [or] famous”.

You hear that, Ginni? Staff might not be able to approach you in personbut your drones will be coming for you!

IBM’s full flying coffee drone patent can be read here.


The idea of loitering drones ready to deliver wanted items brings to mind the creepy servo-skulls of the Warhammer 40K universe. ®


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Mainstream Media vs. Main Street USA


Steve Cortes tells a tale of two Americas: “the concerns of Mainstream Media vs. those of Main Street USA.” Those worlds couldn’t be more different. “Far from New York newsrooms and the Georgetown salons of Washington lobbyists, Americans grasp the reality of a stronger and more prosperous country,” Cortes explains.

US Stock Market Sets Record-Long Bull Run

-Fox Business

Leia Klingel reports that U.S. stocks have set a record for the longest bull market in history. “Many believe it has plenty of room to run. Consumer spending makes up about two-thirds of U.S. economic growth, and economic data shows that consumers are confident in their finances.”

ICE Deports Former Nazi Labor Camp Guard Who Lied About His Past

-Washington Examiner

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement early Tuesday deported a former Nazi SS labor camp guard to Germany, pursuant to a 2004 deportation order,” Pete Kasperowicz reports. “Jakiw Palij, 95, had lived in Queens, N.Y., for decades, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. She said President Trump prioritized Palij’s deportation after ‘extensive negotiations’ with Germany.”

I Was an Astronaut. We Need a Space Force.

-The Washington Post

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Terry Virts, who served as commander of the International Space Station, explains the importance of President Trump’s vision for a sixth branch of our military. “There has been a fair amount of criticism stemming from a lack of understanding about what such a force would be,” Virts says.

President Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Fallen Airman John Chapman

-USA Today

“President Donald Trump on Wednesday awarded the Medal of Honor to the widow of John Chapman, a U.S. Air Force technical sergeant, who died at 36 in Afghanistan,” Caroline Simon reports. “In this final act of supreme courage, John gave his life for his fellow warriors,” President Trump said at a ceremony in the White House.

A Better Way to Ensure Clean, Reliable Energy

-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler breaks down how under the Trump Administration’s new Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, “the era of top-down, one-size-fits-all federal mandates is over.” Unlike the Obama-era Clean Power Plan—which was formally disapproved in a bipartisan act of Congress—the ACE rule appreciates that “reliable and affordable energy is the foundation of America’s strength.”

Trump: ‘Open-Border Extremists’ Oppose ICE, Border Patrol

-The Daily Signal

“President Donald Trump praised the actions of federal immigration agents Monday and denounced ‘open-borders extremists,’” Fred Lucas reports. “Any politician who puts criminal aliens before American citizens should find a new line of work,” the President said at a ceremony honoring immigration law enforcement officers.

Media’s Biggest Kavanaugh Misses: Aspiring Hit Pieces on Supreme Court Pick Draw Mockery

-Fox News

The most recent attempt by the left to discredit Judge Brett Kavanaugh? “A detailed New Yorker analysis of his college sports reporting three decades ago,” Brian Flood writes, “which quotes one academic, somehow, asserting that Kavanaugh’s college basketball articles show he would endorse ‘unlimited Presidential power.’”

The Final Demise of Dollar Hegemony?

The Final Demise of Dollar Hegemony?

Sanctions left and sanctions right. Financial mostly, taxes, tariffs, visas, travel bans – confiscation of foreign assets, import and export prohibitions and limitations; and also punishing those who do not respect sanctions dished out by Trump, alias the US of A, against friends of their enemies. The absurdity seems endless and escalating – exponentially, as if there was a deadline to collapse the world. Looks like a last-ditch effort to bring down international trade in favor of — what? – Make America Great Again? – Prepare for US mid-term elections? – Rally the people behind an illusion? – Or what?

All looks arbitrary and destructive. All is of course totally illegal by any international law or, forget law, which is not respected anyway by the empire and its vassals, but not even by human moral standards. Sanctions are destructive. They are interfering in other countries sovereignty. They are made to punish countries, nations that refuse to bend to a world dictatorship.

Looks like everybody accepts this new economic warfare as the new normal. Nobody objects. And the United Nations, the body created to maintain Peace, to protect our globe from other wars, to uphold human rights – this very body is silent – out of fear? Out of fear that it might be ‘sanctioned’ into oblivion by the dying empire? – Why cannot the vast majority of countries – often it is a ratio of 191 to 2 (Israel and the US) – reign-in the criminals?

Imagine Turkey – sudden massive tariffs on aluminum (20%) and steel (50%) imposed by Trump, plus central bank currency interference had the Turkish Lira drop by 40%, and that ‘only’ because Erdogan is not freeing US pastor Andrew Brunson, who faces in Turkey a jail sentence of 35 years for “terror and espionage”. An Izmir court has just turned down another US request for clemency, however, converting his jail sentence to house arrest for health reason. It is widely believed that Mr. Brunson’s alleged 23 years of ‘missionary work’ is but a smoke screen for spying.

President Erdogan has just declared he would look out for new friends, including new trading partners in the east – Russia, China, Iran, Ukraine, even the unviable EU, and that his country is planning issuing Yuan-denominated bonds to diversify Turkey’s economy, foremost the country’s reserves and gradually moving away from the dollar hegemony.

Looking out for new friends, may also include new military alliances. Is Turkey planning to exit NATO? Would turkey be ‘allowed’ to exit NATO – given its strategic maritime and land position between east and west? – Turkey knows that having military allies that dish out punishments for acting sovereignly in internal affair – spells disaster for the future. Why continue offering your country to NATO, whose only objective it is to destroy the east – the very east which is not only Turkey’s but the world’s future? Turkey is already approaching the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) and may actually accede to it within the foreseeable future. That might be the end of Turkey’s NATO alliance.

What if Iran, Venezuela, Russia, China – and many more countries not ready to bow to the empire, would jail all those spies embedded in the US Embassies or camouflaged in these countries’ national (financial) institutions, acting as Fifth Columns, undermining their host countries’ national and economic policies? – Entire cities of new jails would have to be built to accommodate the empire’s army of criminals.

Imagine Russia – more sanctions were just imposed for alleged and totally unproven (to the contrary: disproven) Russian poisoning of four UK citizens with the deadly nerve agent, Novichok – and for not admitting it. This is a total farce, a flagrant lie, that has become so ridiculous, most thinking people, even in the UK, just laugh about it. Yet, Trump and his minions in Europe and many parts of the world succumb to this lie – and out of fear of being sanctioned, they also sanction Russia. What has the world become? – Hitler’s Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels, would be proud for having taught the important lesson to the liars of the universe: “Let me control the media, and I will turn any nation into a herd of Pigs”. That’s what we have become – a herd of pigs.

Fortunately, Russia too has moved away so far already from the western dollar-controlled economy that such sanctions do no longer hurt. They serve Trump and his cronies as mere propaganda tools – show-offs, “we are still the greatest!”.

Venezuela is being sanctioned into the ground, literally, by from-abroad (Miami and Bogota) Twitter-induced manipulations of her national currency, the Bolívar, causing astronomical inflation – constant ups and downs of the value of the local currency, bringing the national economy to a virtual halt. Imported food, pharmaceuticals and other goods are being deviated at the borders and other entry points, so they will never end up on supermarket shelves, but become smuggle ware in Colombia, where these goods are being sold at manipulated dollar-exchange rates to better-off Venezuelan and Columbian citizens. These mafia type gangs are being funded by NED and other similar nefarious State Department financed “NGOs”, trained by US secret services, either within or outside Venezuela. Once infiltrated into Venezuela – overtly or covertly – they tend to boycott the local economy from within, spread violence and become part of the Fifth Column, primarily sabotaging the financial system.

Venezuela is struggling to get out of this dilemma which has people suffering, by de-dollarizing her economy, partly through a newly created cryptocurrency, the Petro, based on Venezuela’s huge oil reserves and also through a new Bolivar – in the hope of putting the brakes on the spiraling bursts of inflation. This scenario reminds so much of Chile in 1973, when Henry Kissinger was Foreign Secretary (1973-1977), and inspired the CIA coup, by “disappearing” food and other goods from Chilean markets, killing legitimately elected President Allende, bringing Augusto Pinochet, a horrendous murderer and despot, to power. The military dictatorship brought the death and disappearance of tens of thousands of people and lasted until 1990. Subjugating Venezuela might, however, not be so easy. After all, Venezuela has 19 years of revolutionary Chavista experience – and a solid sense of resistance.

Iran – is being plunged into a similar fate. For no reason at all, Trump reneged on the five-plus-one pronged so-called Nuclear Deal, signed in Vienna on 14 July 2015, after almost ten years of negotiations. Now – of course driven by the star-Zionist Netanyahu – new and ‘the most severe ever’ sanctions are being imposed on Iran, also decimating the value of their local currency, the Rial. Iran, under the Ayatollah, has already embarked on a course of “Resistance Economy”, meaning de-dollarization of their economy and moving towards food and industrial self-sufficiency, as well as increased trading with eastern countries, China, Russia, the SCO and other friendly and culturally aligned nations, like Pakistan. However, Iran too has a strong Fifth Column, engrained in the financial sector, that does not let go of forcing and propagating trading with the enemy, i.e. the west, the European Union, whose euro-monetary system is part of the dollar hegemony, hence posing similar vulnerability of sanctions as does the dollar.

China – the stellar prize of the Big Chess Game – is being ‘sanctioned’ with tariffs no end, for having become the world’s strongest economy, surpassing in real output and measured by people’s purchasing power, by far the United States of America. China also has a solid economy and gold-based currency, the Yuan – which is on a fast track to overtake the US-dollar as the number one world reserve currency. China retaliates, of course, with similar ‘sanctions’, but by and large, her dominance of Asian markets and growing economic influence in Europe, Africa and Latin America, is such that Trump’s tariff war means hardly more for China than a drop on a hot stone.

North Korea – the much-touted Trump-Kim mid-June Singapore summit – has long since become a tiny spot in the past. Alleged agreements reached then are being breached by the US, as could have been expected. All under the false and purely invented pretext of DPRK not adhering to her disarmament commitment; a reason to impose new strangulating sanctions. The world looks on. Its normal. Nobody dares questioning the self-styled Masters of the Universe. Misery keeps being dished out left and right – accepted by the brainwashed to-the-core masses around the globe. War is peace and peace is war. Literally. The west is living in a “peaceful” comfort zone. Why disturb it? – If people die from starvation or bombs – it happens far away and allows us to live in peace. Why bother? – Especially since we are continuously, drip-by-steady drip being told its right.

In a recent interview with PressTV I was asked, why does the US not adhere to any of their internationally or bilaterally concluded treaties or agreements? – Good question. – Washington is breaking all the rules, agreements, accords, treaties, is not adhering to any international law or even moral standard, simply because following such standards would mean giving up world supremacy. Being on equal keel is not in Washington’s or Tel Aviv’s interest. Yes, this symbiotic and sick relationship between the US and Zionist Israel is becoming progressively more visible; the alliance of the brute military force and the slick and treacherous financial dominion – together striving for world hegemony, for full spectrum dominance.  This trend is accelerating under Trump and those who give him orders, simply because “they can”. Nobody objects. This tends to portray an image of peerless power, instilling fear and is expected to incite obedience. Will it?

What is really transpiring is that Washington is isolating itself, that the one-polar world is moving towards a multipolar world, one that increasingly disregards and disrespects the United States, despises her bullying and warmongering – killing and shedding misery over hundreds of millions of people, most of them defenseless children, women and elderly, by direct military force or by proxy-led conflicts – Yemen is just one recent examples, causing endless human suffering to people who have never done any harm to their neighbors, let alone to Americans. Who could have any respect left for such a nation, called the United States of America, for the people behind such lying monsters?

This behavior by the dying empire is driving allies and friends into the opposite camp – to the east, where the future lays, away from a globalized One-World-Order, towards a healthy and more equal multi-polar world. – It would be good, if our world body, the members of the United Nations, created in the name of Peace, would finally gather the courage and stand up against the two destroyer nations for the good of humanity, of the globe, and of Mother Earth.

Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a water resources and environmental specialist. He worked for over 30 years with the World Bank and the World Health Organization around the world in the fields of environment and water. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research; ICH; RT; Sputnik; PressTV; The 21st Century; TeleSUR; The Vineyard of The Saker Blog; and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.


Roger Stone aide granted immunity by Feds

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Andrew Miller, who has worked on and off for Republican political operative Roger Stone for a decade, has been granted immunity. CNN’s Sara Murray reports.

Massive Russian-Chinese Joint War Games Will Feature Nuclear Exercises

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Over the past half year the West has increasingly taken note of the significantly heightened pace of both Chinese and Russian military spending and surprising leaps forward in terms defense tech advances. Even when Chinese or Russian systems fail, as with recent news of a nuclear-powered cruise missile touted by Putin as having “unlimited range” but now apparently lost at the bottom of the sea, Western press takes notice, and a number of Pentagon officials have also warned especially of rapidly advancing Chinese systems.

Research Paper Shows Militarized SWAT Teams Don’t Make Cops — Or The Public — Any Safer

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A study has been released confirming what many have suspected: militarization of law enforcement doesn’t make communities safer, has zero effect on officer safety, and is rarely deployed as advertised when agencies make pitches for the acquisition of military gear.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey To Testify On Conservative “Shadowbans” After GOP Lawmakers Demand Action

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is scheduled to appear before the House Energy & Commerce committee on September 5th, after several GOP lawmakers demanded action in response to reports of conservatives being “shadow banned” by the San Francisco-based social media giant.

Weaponizing The US Dollar Is Accelerating Global De-Dollarization

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Donald Trump has in just over two years abandoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), ditched the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), withdrawn the US from the Paris climate agreement, and unilaterally removed American participation in the Iranian nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Bayer’s Monsanto faces 8,000 U.S. lawsuits on glyphosate: Bayer had previously disclosed 5,200 such lawsuits against Monsanto, which it acquired for $63 billion

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

The number of U.S. lawsuits brought against Bayer’s (BAYGn.DE) newly acquired Monsanto has jumped to about 8,000, as the German drugmaker braces for years of legal wrangling over alleged cancer risks of glyphosate-based weedkillers.

Trump calls off high-level North Korea visit by Pompeo

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

President Trump on Friday said he has asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to put off his planned visit to North Korea and accused Pyongyang of slow-walking efforts to dismantle its nuclear program.

TSA Molests 13-Year-Old Girl, Then Calls the Police When Parents Object

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Daniel McAdams, Executive Director at Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, was travelling back from the institute’s recent conference in Washington when he and his family were targeted by Transportation Security Administration officials at a TSA checkpoint and subjected to horrific treatment—up to and including his 13-year-old daughter’s sexual assault. McAdams noted that he got the entire horrifying scene on video.

Parasitic illness caused by ‘kissing bugs’ is spreading across the US

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A parasitic illness that can cause strokes and heart failure is spreading across the US, doctors have warned… The disease has mostly been limited to Central and South America, but it has entered the States, sickening an estimated 300,000 Americans. A statement released by the American Heart Association says that if US doctors don’t become better at recognizing, diagnosing and treating Chagas disease, it could result in a devastating outbreak.

Israel intends to kill civilians and medical staff deliberately, says new report

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A new report by a human rights organisation has concluded that Israeli troops basically ignored the fact that Palestinian medical staff adhered strictly to international standards while treating demonstrators in Gaza’s Great March of Return protests, and shot them deliberately. This was despite the staff wearing distinct uniforms identifying them as medical personnel, and operating out of medical aid stations and vehicles which were also marked clearly with internationally-recognised symbols. The targeting of the medical staff by Israeli snipers was, claims Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights, “systematic and deliberate”.

Pentagon Amends JEDI Contract, Moves Forward Despite Protest

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

The Defense Department amended its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract Thursday, adding context to numerous industry questions on pricing, objectives, definitions and small business participation that were included in the final request for proposals thatwent out to bid in July. “We are excited at the continued level of interest in JEDI Cloud and appreciate industry’s participation in the solicitation process,” the Pentagon said in the update. “Since we feel that industry’s participation is vital, we are providing a second, limited question and answer opportunity.”

Mass Layoffs At Wells Fargo As A Result Of Slumping Housing Market

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Whether due to the collapse of its “reputable” public image following a relentless barrage of client scandals, the Fed’s recent historic crackdown on the company due to its culture of fraud, or simply because the US housing market has sharply rolled over, last quarter we showed that Wells Fargo reported the worst set of mortgage numbers since the financial crisis, with both Mortgage Applications…

Three Stories the Media Would Rather You Forget

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

The mainstream media’s narratives are a carefully crafted infrastructure, a framework that guides the beliefs and behavior of most citizens. So, when news comes out that contradicts this framework, the media quickly misdirects. They generally do this by one of two ways: 1) by discrediting the person or organization that releases the contradictory news or 2) simply ignoring the contradictory news until it disappears from the headlines. The second option costs way less time and resources, which is why it is their preferred method.

To Force Billionaires Off Welfare, Sanders Tax Would Make Corporations Fund 100% of Public Assistance Their Low-Paid Workers Receive

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

To Force Billionaires Off Welfare, Sanders Tax Would Make Corporations Fund 100% of Public Assistance Their Low-Paid Workers Receive… Declaring that this ever-growing gulf between the obscene wealth of top executives and the poverty wages of workers—which is hardly unique to Amazon—is morally unacceptable, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced on Friday that he will introduce legislation next month that would impose “a 100 percent tax on large employers equal to the amount of federal benefits received by their low-wage workers” in an effort to pressure corporate giants into paying a living wage.

Air quality in San Francisco far worse than Beijing China

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Air quality in San Francisco has worsened as wildfires continue to plague the state of California creating a level of toxic air far worse that of even Beijing, China, statistics show.

Israel Revokes Citizenship of ISIS Members, Ignores Its History of Assisting ISIS

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

On Wednesday, Israel’s Interior Ministry announced that it would revoke the citizenship of 19 Israelis who are alleged to have fought on behalf of Daesh (ISIS). The move comes after a new law went into effect, giving Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri the ability to strip Israelis deemed to be members of foreign terrorist organizations of their citizenship.

‘Incorrect’ US account of Khan-Pompeo talks upsets Pakistan

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Pakistan has called on the US to immediately correct a newly released statement about a phone conversation between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and new Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan…  Pompeo “raised the importance of Pakistan taking decisive action against all terrorists operating in Pakistan and its vital role in promoting the Afghan peace process,” said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. Pakistan’s Foreign Office, however, rejected the statement, saying there was no such mention of “terrorists operating in Pakistan,” during the conversation.

Ex-CDC Head Tom Frieden Arrested, Charged With Forcible Touching, Sex Abuse And Harassment

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

The former head of the Centers for Disease Control, Tom Frieden, has been arrested over allegations of “forcible touching, sex abuse and harassment,” reports CNBC. Frieden headed the CDC between 2009 and 2017, resigning the day of President Trump’s inauguration. According to New York’s Pix 11, the married father of two “is accused of grabbing a woman’s buttocks near Montague and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights in October of last year, sources said.”

DC Airport First In Nation to Catch Suspected Imposter Using Facial Biometrics

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

After three days of operation, Washington Dulles International Airport’s biometric cameras identified a man allegedly attempting to use someone else’s passport to enter the U.S. A D.C.-area airport’s brand new facial recognition program caught an alleged imposter trying to enter the country on a false passport, the first such detection at an airport using facial biometrics, according to a Customs and Border Protection release.

German army targets children with ‘glossy’ ads amid chronic personnel shortage

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

In a bid to boost its long-understaffed military, Germany has been targeting young people with “glossy” ads featuring the lives of soldiers. It comes as child military recruitment in the country is at a record high.   Germany’s army has “big gaps” in its personnel, Parliamentary Armed Forces Commissioner Hans-Peter Bartels warned last February in a damning report on the condition of the military. He called for reforms to be implemented with “greater urgency.”

Three Total North Sea Platform Shut Down As Strike Begins

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Oil and gas production at three platforms operated by Total in the North Sea shut down early on Monday for 24 hours as workers of the Unite union began, as planned, their 24-hour strike—the third 24-hour stoppage and the fifth strike in a month, due to a dispute with the company over pay and shifts.

Michigan official faces manslaughter trial over Flint deaths

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A judge on Monday ordered Michigan’s state health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area, the highest ranking official to stand trial as a result of the tainted water scandal. Nick Lyon is accused of failing to issue a timely alert to the public about the outbreak. State Judge David Goggins said deaths likely could have been prevented if the outbreak had been publicly known and keeping the public in the dark was “corrupt.” When the judge announced the decision, a woman in the gallery said, “Yes, yes, yes.”

See Which Industry Dominates Your State’s Economy

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Diversification is a broadly accepted investment strategy designed to hedge against risk. If you invest all your money in one company or one industry, you flirt with disaster during an economic downturn. Does the US have a diverse economy? Our new map reveals that the answer is both yes and no.

Venezuela Slashes 5 Zeros From Currency In “One Of Greatest Devaluations Ever”

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

As previewed yesterday, on Monday Venezuela officially slashed five zeros from prices and its currency as part of what has been dubbed one of the greatest currency devaluations in history which slashed the value of the official bolivar by 95%, an overhaul that President Nicolas Maduro said would tame hyperinflation, and which everyone else called the latest desperate failed socialist policy that will push the chaotic country deeper into crisis and unleash even higher hyperinflation (impossible as that may sound: as a reminder the collapse of Venezuela’s currency recently surpassed the Weimar republic).

Satellite Shows Sprawling ‘Re-education Camps’ For Chinese Muslims In Xinjiang Region

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

More proof has emerged confirming that China has erected expansive ‘re-education centers’ for up to a million or more ethnic Uighurs in what a recent United Nations statement said resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy”. The minority Turkic speaking ethno-religious group concentrated in the western Chinese province of Xinjiang has found itself under increased persecution and oversight by Chinese authorities of late as their mostly Sunni Islamic identity and separatist politics have resulted in historic tensions with the Communist government.

Heavy use of social media by UK children has been linked to lower levels of literacy for the first time

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

The landmark study by University College London (UCL), based on 11,000 children tracked from their births in 2000, found their time on social media could be detracting from reading and homework, with a potential knock-on effect on their literacy. Professor Yvonne Kelly, director of UCL’s  International Centre for Lifecourse Studies, said the findings suggested a link between “the amount of time young people spend on social media and their levels of literacy”.

Former NSA Contractor Faces “Longest Sentence” Ever Under Espionage Act

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A woman in Georgia is facing what some observers are calling “the longest sentence” ever imposed on someone convicted of leaking sensitive federal data to news outlets. Reality Winner — an ex-NSA contract employee — is the young woman looking at spending 10 years in federal prison, should the judge impose the harshest possible penalty at her sentencing hearing scheduled for August 23.

Land seizures begin in South Africa after owners refuse govt lowball buyout offer – report

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

South African authorities have reportedly started seizing white-owned land after negotiations on buying out the properties stalled. The first seizures are targeting game farms in the Northern province of Limpopo. The government had tried to buy the lands owned by Akkerland Boerdery Ventures for one-tenth of the land’s value, reports City Press, a Johannesburg-based news outlet. The company, which has been running a 3200 hectare (32 square kilometers) game farm, reportedly asked for 200 million rand ($18.7 million) for the land while the government was ready to offer them just 20 million rand.

Apple Removes Thousands of Apps in Compliance With Chinese Government

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Apple has removed around 25,000 apps from its service after the Chinese government criticized the company for not doing enough to monitor content. As the company makes further commitments to China amidst the ongoing trade war, the stakes are getting higher.

Facebook Suspended a Latin American News Network and Gave Three Different Reasons Why

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

ON AUGUST 13TH, FACEBOOK shut down the English language page of TeleSUR, blocking access for roughly half a million followers of the leftist media network until it was abruptly reinstated two days later. Facebook has provided three different explanations for the temporary disappearing, all contradicting one another, and not a single one making sense.

The CIA Owns the US and European Media

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

William Blum shares with us his correspondence with Washington Post presstitute Michael Birnbaum. As you can tell from Birnbaum’s replies, he comes across as either very stupid or as a CIA asset.

DEA Makes Shocking Move, Orders Increase In Cannabis Production by 500% to Fight Opioid Crisis

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

In an interesting turn of events, The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a ruling which will greatly increase the amount of marijuana that can be grown legally for research purposes. In the same report, the DEA announced that they will be attempting to reduce the production of problematic opioid pharmaceuticals. The amount of marijuana that can be grown previously had been roughly 1,000 pounds, but will be increasing to 5,400 pounds in 2019.

Doctor guilty of raping heavily sedated patient in hospital gets no prison time

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A 12-person jury in Texas found Shafeeq Sheikh, a former physician at Baylor College of Medicine, guilty of raping a heavily sedated patient. The jury recommended that Sheikh receive no prison time, and state law compelled the judge to comply.

Judge In Broward County Documents Case Decides The First Amendment Doesn’t Cover These Public Records

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

So much for my powers of prediction. After a Florida newspaper was hit with a request for contempt charges for publishing parts of a document a local school board tried (but failed) to redact, I suggested the court would side with the paper and say a few strong words about proper redaction techniques and the First Amendment. I could not be more wrong. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said the newspaper flouted her order that portions of a school district report about Cruz should remain shielded from the public. In the future, she declared, she will consider listing exactly what the newspaper can and cannot print.

WATCH: Citizen Announces He’s Running Against Corrupt Sheriff, His Home is Raided, Wife Kidnapped

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

In the land of the free, practicing democracy is often futile and even more often, highly corrupt. Illustrating the corrupt nature of this process is a case out of Georgia in which a sheriff with a history of alleged criminal activity is accused of harassing, intimidating, and even arresting innocent people who challenge his authority. On August 10, Robert Hawes, a former deputy with the Clayton County sheriff’s department, announced that he would be running against the incumbent Sheriff Victor Hill. Days later police would be in his home, kidnapping his wife.

Harvey Weinstein accuser had sex with 17-year-old, paid him $380k hush money – report

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Asia Argento, an Italian actress and director at the forefront of the #MeToo campaign that brought down producer Harvey Weinstein over sexual assault, herself reportedly assaulted an underage actor, and paid him to stay silent. Court documents reportedly seen by the New York Times outline allegations by Jimmy Bennet, actor and rock musician, who says Argento sexually assaulted him when he was 17 and she was 37. The age of consent in California, where the alleged assault took place, is 18.









Thursday, August 23, 2018

Source and the Big Bang

Q.  There is a Bible verse that says ‘God is Light’ and we often hear that Jesus is the son (sun) of God.  One of the first lines in Genesis says “And God said let there be light and there was light.”  Is it possible that light was a product of the Big Bang and God “was” the source of the explosion? 
A. When I tune into this, I feel I am connected to my guides to help me understand this (the visual is different, and it feels like I’m in a room with many beings having a conversation).  As I understand it, Source, which can have many different names depending on your belief system, started as a ball of energy with a very dark looking gravitational center (a miniature black hole???).  This energy looks like it came together because at the central point, which is the size of a head of a pin, was very dense, and this denseness created a vacuum that sucked the surrounding energies inward like a magnet. The larger the energy ball got, the more intense the gravitational pull.  It looks like a chain reaction event that consistently sped up.  This collection of energy created a brilliant white light with a golden hue on the edges.  The intensity, compression and amount of energy looks to be what created the light.
The energy grew more and more, and as it grew it created a compression on the center point until it exploded (creating the “Big Bang”).  From that the Sun (son,) and other celestial bodies were formed.  Source did “technically” have a son, but Jesus is the name humans assigned to him (I don’t hear Source calling the Sun anything?? I see it happen, but hear no words to describe it).  I hear the solar system looked much different compared to how it is mapped out to look today (but that is a complicated discussion for later, my focus is the Big Bang).
Source was the original point, and the expansion (and compression of energy) inside Source caused the explosion.  After the explosion, an infinite expansion continued (I see a huge energetic field grow), but it didn’t look to result in the compression (more like a gentle draw toward and surrounding of Source as the energy field grew).   It may be more concentrated in some areas, and diluted in others, but exists everywhere.  All living things have a component of Source inside them which is the foundation / spark to life, builds their soul, and connects us spiritually to one another.  (I get) The way psychic phenomenon works is that we tune into that spark of source within ourselves (our higher self) and use that as a conduit to connect to other beings or energy forces out there.
Q.  I have never been able to wrap my head around the concept of Time.  But if Time does not exist, then how could there have ever been a Big Bang?  If there is not Time, then how could it expand?  You need time to document the length of expansion, otherwise; it would be instantaneous.  Just an observation.
A.  Time can be confusing.  The concept that the past, present and future all coincide in the spiritual plane is a very different experience when compared to our 3D world.
I get the Big Bang this was the “Universal Event” marking the beginning.   Time at this moment was linear (much like earth) as the development of the Universe was shaped.  The “Big Bang” was the spark to set things in motion, but it took time for the cascading effects to conclude.

I’m also left with understanding that the circular reference of time (past, present and future all being one) began when the first beings came into existence, which didn’t occur until the final stages of the Universal development.  The first beings were spiritual beings (some refer to them as angels) and from there other living things were created and manifested.  This was also when higher physical beings (ETs) came about to serve as a physical balance to the spiritual realm.  Spiritual beings began to experience the non-existence of time, and the physical beings stayed on the linear time path.

I realize this is a deep topic, and many more angles can be explored, but I wanted to give you an overview of my basic understanding (and try to verbalize this to the best of my ability).  I think I will collect questions and do a followup post later as this is a very interesting topic that crosses many curious minds.
And that is all I have for this reading.  Thank you.  Love and light-
Internet Buzzing After Julian Assange’s Mother Implicates Seth Rich In DNC Leak

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

The internet is buzzing with theories after Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange’s mother, Christine Assange, tweeted – and then deleted – what many believe to be a suggestion that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich “leaked docs proving corruption.”

Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort GUILTY on 8 counts, judge declares mistrial on 10 other counts

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Tuesday was found guilty of eight criminal counts, including five counts of tax fraud. Manafort was also found guilty of two counts of bank fraud and one count of failing to file foreign bank account reports.

Battlefield America: The Ongoing War on the American People

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

The president can now direct the military to detain, arrest and secretly execute American citizens. These are the powers of an imperial dictator, not an elected official bound by the rule of law. This mantle is worn by whomever occupies the Oval Office now and in the future.

California Assembly Acquiesces In Secret Police Surveillance

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

For the second year in a row, the California State Assembly’s Appropriations Committee has effectively killed a bill that was poised to ensure transparency, community oversight, and civil liberties regarding proliferating police surveillance technology.

State blocks banks from $600 million deal over lenders’ anti-gun stance

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Louisiana officials last week voted to remove Citigroup and Bank of America from an upcoming bond sale due to the companies’ public stand on guns. The Louisiana State Bond Commission announced the decision following a 7-6 vote, with State Treasurer John M. Schroder, Sr., holding that some of the biggest banks in the country are chasing the estimated $600 million worth of infrastructure bonds, thus allowing the state to be selective.

Study: Police militarization targets black communities and does not provide any safety benefits

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A study published by Jonathan Mummolo, assistant professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University, reveals that law enforcement is hiding important facts about militarization.

Microsoft Promotes Russia Scare To Gain Insider Access To Campaign Information

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

The software behemoth Microsoft Corp wants to gain an insider view on candidates and election campaigns at the federal, state and local level. The Seattle based company now offers a “special cybersecurity protection” to those candidates and campaigns that use its Office 365, Outlock or  Hotmail cloud services. Those who take up the offer will put their emails, internal strategy papers and financial records onto Microsoft owned and administrated servers where Microsoft personal will have a special eye on them.

Facebook has TRUST ratings for users – but it won’t tell you your score

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

FACEBOOK is rating users based on how “trustworthy” it thinks they are.

Resurgence of deadly measles blamed on low MMR vaccination rates

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A huge surge in measles cases across Europe has been reported by the World Health Organisation, which says low MMR vaccination rates are to blame. More than 41,000 cases of measles have been reported in the European region between January and June. Last year there were nearly 24,000 for the whole 12 months, which was the highest count in any year of the last decade. “We are seeing a dramatic increase in infections and extended outbreaks,” said Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe. “We call on all countries to immediately implement broad, context-appropriate measures to stop further spread of this disease.”

Social Media Erupts in Outrage as Video Shows Cop Hit 14yo Girl In the Face

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Debate has sparked online with many people calling for an officer to be fired while others are defending him after he was seen on video hitting a 14-year-old girl in the face during a violent arrest. According to police, they were responding to a disturbance and when they arrived they began to arrest the 14-year-old girl. As the video shows, the girl did not want to be arrested and was heavily resisting.

Microsoft Says It Thwarted Russian Intelligence Hack Of Conservative Critics Of Trump

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Microsoft revealed that at least two conservative think tanks and government sites used by Congressional staff were hacked last week as part of an alleged operation linked to Russian military intelligence… Microsoft specifically identified six fake websites designed to mimic real sites created by a group known as Fancy Bear, identified by cybersecurity firms as a key group behind the alleged 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee and said to be directed by Russia’s GRU. Microsoft’s statement said it gained control of the sites after it was given a court order.

Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

It was considered one of the CIA’s worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency’s network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies. But since then, a question has loomed over the entire debacle.

How Washington and NGOs Manipulated Nicaragua’s Death Toll to Drive Regime Change

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Did Nicaragua’s Sandinista government really kill 300+ peaceful protesters? A forensic analysis of the death toll exposes the claim as a dangerous lie. A detailed study of the death toll that has been recorded in Nicaragua since a violent campaign to remove President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista government shows that at least as many Sandinista supporters were killed as opposition members. The study, “Monopolizing Death,” demonstrates how partisan local NGOs conflated all deaths that occurred since April, including accidents and the murders of Sandinistas, with killings by government forces. Washington has seized on the bogus death count to drive the case for sanctions and intensify pressure for regime change.

Walker robot concept among Kalashnikov’s latest project revelations

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Kalashnikov Concern, Russia’s most famous weapons manufacturer, is showing off its newest projects, including a new assault rifle and a futuristic mechanized walker concept. The new hardware is among the 700-odd items on display at the Army-2018 international forum near Moscow. Kalashnikov, known worldwide for its dependable and powerful assault rifles, is also showing off utility vehicles intended for military use.

South Africa Begins Seizing White-Owned Farms

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

THE South African government has begun the process of seizing land from white farmers. Local newspaper City Press reports two game farms in the northern province of Limpopo are the first to be targeted for unilateral seizure after negotiations with the owners to purchase the properties stalled.

Tiny Plastic Is Everywhere

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Plastic trash is littering the land and fouling rivers and oceans. But what we can see is only a small fraction of what’s out there. Since modern plastic was first mass-produced, 8 billion tons have been manufactured. And when it’s thrown away, it doesn’t just disappear. Much of it crumbles into small pieces.

How the Media Keeps Americans in the Dark about the Slaughter in Yemen

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A somewhat grainy video, presumably shot from a decade old cell phone, shows more than two dozen load Yemeni kids, aged 6 to 15, playing, laughing, and excitedly moving about their school bus, invoking warm childhood memories for anyone who has ever caught a bus to and from a school outing.

‘Journalist Michael Hastings Was Working On Story About CIA Chief John Brennan At The Time Of His Mysterious Death’

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

It’s worth taking a second look at this article from 2013 now that former CIA director John Brennan is in the headlines attacking President Trump for trying to “silence” him.

CA Legislative Committees Pass Seven Gun Control Bills

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A California Senate committee and an assembly committee passed a total of seven new gun control bills during the past week. The majority of the bills expand gun controls that are already in place.

The Telltale Signs of Imperial Decline

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Check which signs of Imperial decline you see around you: The hubris of an increasingly incestuous and out-of-touch leadership; dismaying extremes of wealth inequality; self-serving, avaricious Elites; rising dependency of the lower classes on free Bread and Circuses provided by a government careening toward insolvency due to stagnating tax revenues and vast over-reach–let’s stop there to catch our breath. Check, check, check and check.

DEA Makes Shocking Move, Orders Increase In Cannabis Production by 500% to Fight Opioid Crisis

Google will now filter out negative news and tell you ‘something good’ instead

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Google has launched a brand new feature for its artificially intelligent Google Assistant that’s designed to cheer people up by filtering negative news.

New Study: Robots Can BRAINWASH Children Into ‘Mindless Conformity’

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A new study has shown that robots can brainwash children, essentially programming their minds into “mindless conformity.” Children can be significantly influenced by machines, even when the robots were obviously wrong.

Flint Water Crisis: Michigan Health Director Ordered to Manslaughter Trial

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A judge on Monday ordered Michigan’s top health official, Nick Lyon, to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter charges in two deaths linked to the Flint water crisis.

Court Dismisses Defamation Lawsuit Over Steele Dossier

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

You may have noticed that an awful lot of news broke yesterday concerning a wide variety of legal cases all touching on the President. Most of the coverage, of course, went to the two big cases… Most of those cases don’t cover the kinds of things we usually talk about (the defamation case being the exception — but at this stage, there really isn’t that much worth commenting on). However, there was yet another case loosely involving the President that is something we’d talk about and which concluded late Monday (though, the news broke on Tuesday as well). And that involved a defamation case filed by three Russians against Christopher Steele, author of the so-called “Steele Dossier.”

A Koch-Fueled Attack on Electric Buses Picks Up Speed

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Electric buses are replacing existing diesel-fueled fleets at an accelerating rate, and the transition to battery-powered buses is outpacing even the most optimistic projections. In this light, it should come as little surprise that commentators and organizations with ties to the Koch network and the oil industry are attacking a transportation option that yields fewer fossil fuel profits and cleaner, healthier air for people and planet. A string of recent commentaries published in the conservative Washington Examiner have relied on a handful of critical reports about the rollout of electric buses in individual municipalities, which the commentators use to portray electric buses, as a class, as uneconomical and unreliable.

Verizon Incompetence and Greed Leaves Firefighters Throttled During Wildfire

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A little more than a decade ago, Verizon Wireless settled a dispute with the New York Attorney General over the definition of “unlimited” data.  As part of the settlement, Verizon was forced to reimburse consumers to the tune of $1 million after a nine-month investigation found it was advertising wireless connections as “unlimited,” but then kicking users off of the Verizon Wireless network for “excessive use”—without disclosing the hidden limits of these connections. Ten years later and it’s not clear that Verizon has learned much of anything from the experience.

US Diplomats Increasingly Selling American Weapons to Other Countries

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Diplomatic priorities for the US can be quite complicated, and sometimes inscrutable. One constant high priority, however, is selling weapons made by America’s major arms-makers to other countries. Though private companies, they increasingly find the US diplomatic corps working as their sales team. This represents official determination to see the US remain the world’s largest exporter of weapons. This is a foregone conclusion with or without diplomats hectoring every other country to buy American, and attending weapons shows to push US products.

US Navy Releases Video Of System To Counter Russia And China ‘Ship-Killer’ Missiles

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

As China and Russia continue to build up their arsenal of “ship-killer” missiles, the United States Navy apparently has plans to counter the weapons. Officials have said that the Navy and numerous NATO partners are firing a new, high-tech ship defense weapon that can identify, track, and attack maneuvering anti-ship missiles.

This Is Your Kids’ Brains on Internet Algorithms: A Chilling Case Study Shows What’s Wrong with the Internet Today

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Multimedia artist and writer James Bridle has a new book out, and it’s terrifying—appropriately so, I would say—in its analysis of “the dangers of trusting computers to explain (and, increasingly, run) the world,” as Adi Robertson writes at The Verge.

As The Wealthy Flock To The Major Cities On Both Coasts, Poverty And Suicide Soar In Rural Areas

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

America is increasingly becoming a divided nation.  Those with money are flocking to the major cities on both coasts, while many of those that don’t are fleeing to rural areas… A new study that was just released contains some hard data about the “income sorting” that is going on nationwide.  According to CBS News, the study found that those that are moving into expensive cities make much more money than those that are leaving, and conversely those that are moving into poorer cities make much less than those that are leaving for greener pastures…

Saudi Arabia Calls Off Aramco IPO, Disbands Advisors

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Almost two months ago, The FT reported that the Aramco IPO “almost certainly wouldn’t happen,” and today we get a quasi confirmation from Reuters’ sources that the IPO process is officially over as the Saudis disband the advisor group.

Study Reveals Great Pyramid of Giza Can Focus Electromagnetic Energy

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

An international research group has applied methods of theoretical physics to investigate the electromagnetic response of the Great Pyramid to radio waves.

U.S. Special Forces Soldier Arrested for Trying to Smuggle 90 Pounds of Cocaine into Florida

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A U.S. special forces soldier is accused of attempting to smuggle 90 pounds of cocaine from Cali, Colombia, into the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Army Master Sgt. Daniel Gould, assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group, reportedly tried to smuggle the drugs on a military plane, but they were caught before the aircraft ever left Colombia and before the drugs made it onto the plane. He was already back in the United States but was promptly arrested by the DEA after the two backpacks of cocaine were discovered.

The Much-Loathed Monsanto Name Is About to Die

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

The public seems to loathe Monsanto. A recent poll ranked the company among the 20 most hated in America (nearly every other name on the list is a consumer-facing company the public deals with regularly, like health insurers, telecoms, and airlines) and entire marches are organized against them. As German corporation Bayer AG folds Monsanto into its portfolio, Bayer is making what is probably a shrewd business choice: killing the Monsanto name.

Terror: Mystery Gunman Targets Manhattan Luxury High-Rise

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Residents of a swanky high-rise building on the Upper East Side Neighborhood in New York City, New York, are under siege after a mystery shooter fired a small caliber handgun into apartment windows twice in the last week.  According to the New York Post, the bullets have been fired from a rooftop or balcony across the river on Roosevelt Island. Now its residents are scared, and that could be bad news for the real estate market.

U.S. Punishes Russian Firms For Violated N. Korea Sanctions

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned two Russian shipping companies on allegations of violating sanctions against North Korea by participating in ship-to-ship transfer of oil products to North Korean vessels. The move follows sanctions on a Russian port service company and several Chinese businesses for taking part in illegal shipments of alcohol, tobacco, and cigarettes to North Korea, which is under UN sanctions as well as U.S. ones, KBS World reports.

Blockchain Could Help Bring Renewable Energy to the Power Grid, Experts Tell Congress

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Blockchain technology could help the energy sector secure the power grid and overcome some of the biggest barriers to widespread use of renewable resources, industry experts told lawmakers. But before that can happen, the government needs to fund more blockchain research and find a way to stop cryptocurrency miners from bogging down rural utility companies, they said. Energy researchers and blockchain experts on Tuesday highlighted a handful of ways decentralized ledger technology could allow utility companies to better manage the flow of electricity across the power grid.

Russian Nuclear-Powered Missile “Lost At Sea” – Recovery Efforts Underway, Says US Intelligence

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

A bombshell CNBC report says that Russia is seeking to recover an advanced nuclear-powered missile that was “lost at sea” after a failed flight test which occurred in late 2017. Unnamed US officials made the astounding claim while citing a classified intelligence report detailing the Russian operation.  CNBC explains based on its intelligence sources: Crews will attempt to recover a missile that was test launched in November and landed in the Barents Sea, which is located north of Norway and Russia.

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for woman activist

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against five human rights activists from the kingdom’s Eastern Province currently on trial in a secretive terrorism court, groups including Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. Among the detainees is Israa al-Ghomgham, whom Saudi activists said was the first woman to face the death penalty for rights-related work possibly. Charges against her include incitement to protest and providing moral support to rioters.

Cops Publicly Execute Unarmed Mentally Ill Man on Video, Not Charged, Taxpayers Held Liable Instead

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 09:00 PM PDT

After the Los Angeles Police Department publicly executed an unarmed homeless mentally ill man on video, none of them were charged. Now, after years of fighting for justice, the only people to be held accountable for the death of Charly “Africa” Keunang will be the taxpayers of Las Angeles—to the tune of $1.9 million.

Detective Publishes Book Exposing High-Level Gov’t Pedophile Ring, Shot in the Head Days Later

Posted: 24 Aug 2018 08:31 AM PDT

Detective Publishes Book Exposing High-Level Gov’t Pedophile Ring, Shot in the Head Days Later

Nine days after a former police detective published a book exposing a high-level government pedophile ring that murdered children, he was shot in the head.

Matt Agorist

August 23, 2018

A former police detective, and author of a bombshell book that exposed a massive pedophile ring made up of high-level government officials was found shot in the head last week. While officials are calling it an apparent suicide, his family is claiming that he told them he would never kill himself and that people were after him because he was about to expose even more high-level government pedophilia.

Mark Minne, author of the controversial book ‘The Lost Boys of Bird Island’ devoted his post-police life to exposing the corruption and horrifying pedophilia he discovered while working as a detective. Minnie and his good friend Chris Steyn, also a former cop turned investigative journalist, worked together on the book to expose a government and business community who took children to Bird Island where they were abused, and some possibly murdered.

The book details the level of their involvement in the pedophile ring, abuse of the children, alleged acts of murder to cover up the crimes, as well as corruption and abuse of high-level state resources by the network’s members.

The book details the corruption within the last Apartheid government of South Africa and implicated officials all the way to the top, including defense minister Magnus Malan and the minister of environmental affairs John Wiley.

Before his death, Minnie announced that he was approached by many more people with even more damning evidence which he planned to reveal in a sequel of the book. However, he died before he could finish it.

The book was published earlier this month on August 5 and only nine days later, Minnie would be found dead. Officials claim they found a suicide note at the scene, but his family says they don’t believe it at all.

Tersia Dodo, a family member of Minnie told reporters that just days before he died that if anything happened to him, they must know he was killed.

“He mentioned to us all the time that his life was in danger and if anything did happen to him we must know that it was done to him not by himself,” she said.

Dodo says Minnie was being watched and feared for his life because he had more information which would’ve exposed even more people.

“I knew about the book for many years and I knew what he had been through, it really played him that he had seen and been involved with the investigation surrounding the book,” Dodo told SABC.

Dodo came forward on her own after she saw the suicide narrative being played out in the media. She said she was compelled to do so, to dispel the myths.

“Mark was not a coward, Mark faced life head on,” she said. There is no ways that I or any of us believed that he would have opted out and that is why I agreed to do this interview to dispel any thoughts and rumors of suicide. He was not the type of man that was cowardly and that would do something like that.”

As for the note police allegedly found next to Minnie’s body, Dodo believes it is either fake, or was written under duress.

“I have said this from the beginning, this supposed suicide note was either written under duress and I would like to see it before I will believe it was written by Mark,” she said.

This case is eerily similar to that of a man who was allegedly murdered in Lithuania after he began exposing high-level government pedophiles.

As TFTP previously reported, teenage refugee from Lithuania came forward last year with a White House petition and a damning testimony showing what happened after his family tried to expose a little girl’s abusers.

When his four-year-old cousin accused two high-level government officials—describing it in heartbreaking detail—Korolis Venckienė learned the hard way how the government protects its vilest members, up to and including using hundreds of militarized police and even murder.

As Venckienė explained in his petition on WhiteHouse.gov, this nightmare started when their family attempted to seek justice for the sick men who allegedly raped his four-year-old cousin.

“In 2008, 4-year-old Deimante Kedyte described her sexual assault by high-level Lithuanian officials. Her testimony was later verified as true by 4 separate commissions. She never had her day in court,” Venckienė wrote.

When the teen’s uncle, Drasius Kedys, Deimante’s father pushed for the men to be prosecuted for what they did to his daughter, he was murdered.

If Minnie was actually murdered, hopefully the information he was planning on releasing still comes forward. The only way to stop these vile actors is to shine light into the darkness. While Minnie has been silenced, his work can live on to be that light.


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“Golden Library” Found In Caves Built By Giants?

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 01:28 PM PDT


Mystery History

Published on Aug 18, 2018

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MysteryHistory Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MysteryHisto… Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mysterytweetery Steemit: https://steemit.com/@mysteryhistory Narration By Don Moffit: www.DonMoffit.com A little over a year ago, we shared the story surrounding a mysterious discovery, that was once claimed to have been made, deep within cave systems within Ecuador which some believe, were originally man made. A discovery, that although now concealed from the world, was photographed, studied and documented, thanks to the array of artefacts, which had been amassed by an individual known as father Crespi. An entire, seemingly alien metallic library, completed with hundreds of sheets of gold, platinum, and other precious metals, hammered out to reveal an astonishing, unknown language, clearly left by a people of tremendous capabilities. The caves in which this find is claimed to have been made, is known as Cueva de los Tayos. And although any such discovery is denied by the Ecuadorian authorities, the Ecuadorian and interesting united kingdom’s governments, funded an extensive search of the cave systems, soon after the claims became public. It attracted the attention of numerous individual, who travelled into the depths of these caves, including Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. What we wish to focus on this video however, is the enormous, seemingly man-made caverns, which are to be found within the cave systems. We feel, if these cave systems are indeed one day admitted, as having once been artificially hewn from the bedrock, then this would undeniably reveal tremendous flaws in academia’s claims, as to the geology and indeed true history of the area. The cave system is so enormous, it has yet to be fully explored by modern man, yet what has been explored, has revealed highly compelling features, which corroborate earlier claims of an artificial origin. The Moricz portal for example, named after Juan Moricz, the individual who claims to have originally discovered the metallic library, is clearly of an artificial nature. The question is, why go to such lengths to construct this natural looking cave system? Was it all created merely to hide this library? And if so, how important could the information held within be? And why did such a find, attract the attention of the first man on the moon? Did the astronaut know something we are yet to discover? Juan Moricz signed affidavit dated 8 July 1969, in which, he confessed to a meeting with the Ecuadorian president, where he received complete control over his discovery, provided he could produce photographic evidence, and an independent witness corroborating the discovery. When Moricz met with von Däniken in 1972, he took him to a secret entrance, through which, they entered a large artificial hall within cave system. Apparently, von Däniken never got to see the library itself, he wrote in his book, The Gold of the Gods: quote, “The passages all form perfect right angles. Sometimes they are narrow, sometimes wide. The walls are smooth and often seem to be polished. The ceilings are flat and at times look as if they were covered with a kind of glaze… My doubts about the existence of the underground tunnels vanished as if by magic, and I felt tremendously happy. Moricz said passages like those extended for hundreds of miles, under the soils of Ecuador and Peru.” End quote. It seems unquestionable whether sections of cuevas de los tayos, were indeed man-made, we feel the question now is, who went to these unimaginable efforts, so far back within history? Why create such a place deep within the earth, with such an intended illusion of natural origin, if you did not seek to hide something.? Many still believe that the truth, is still hidden deep inside its unexplored caverns, a truth that will force us to completely rewrite the history of mankind. Even today, the caves remain the obsession of many explorers, seeking to find the answer to its artificially created blocks of stone. Are the legends true surrounding Cuevos De Los Tayos? Did it once indeed contain an ancient metallic library, left to us by an ancient civilisation? We find the evidence to suggest so, highly compelling. https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-42…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v27Rw…


Criminal Bloodlines – Royal Family of the United States

Posted: 03 Feb 2018 03:23 AM PST

Royal Family of the United States

The Bush family were German nobility that branched off from the House of Bussche. The Bussche family ruled as feudal lords in the regions of Ravensberg and Osnabruck located in Westphalia. The House of Bussche had several family branches in the Holy Roman Empire and the Bush family are one of them. The German word for Bush is Busch. In their region of Osnabruck it was governed by Catholic Prince-Bishops which were given their authority by the Pope of Rome. The movement of protesting against Roman-Papal authority rose up in Osnabruck so they brought in the Jesuits to combat the protesters of Rome. The University of Osnabruck was then turned into a Jesuit University for a short period of time. Jeb Bush is a Roman Catholic convert and a fourth degree Knight of Columbus. Bush Sr’s grandfather George Herbert Walker was Jesuit educated from Stonyhurst College. Adolphus Busch was an ancestor of the former Bussche family of Westphalia and the co-founder of the Anheuser-Busch beer company. The Bussche family are also intermarried with German-Dutch royalty like the House of Lippe. The Peirce name from Barbara Pierce-Bush comes from the Percy family who are British Peers and Dukes of Northumberland. The Percy family also settled a covert family branch in Mississippi which became politicians and plantation owners with their Trail Lake plantation. Thomas Walker was an ancestor of the Bush family and was a British slave trader. The Bush family are basically the royal family of the United States working as princes under the authority of the House of Windsor which have German ancestry. George Herbert Walker Bush is a Knight of the House of Windsor’s Order of the Bath. King Edward VIII of the House of Windsor was a Nazi supporter. The CIA headquarters is called George Bush Center for Intelligence because the Bush family have continual authority over DC and the CIA as the highest level political family in the United States.
Axel von dem Bussche was a Nazi solider who “planned to assassinate Adolf Hitler” which is just another one of the many lies told by this wicked family similar to “weapons of mass destruction in Iraq”. The German royal and noble families helped to create Hitler and the Nazi movement. The Windsor family changed their name under King George V who was from the House of Glucksburg and House of Saxe Coburg and Gotha and both of these families were involved with the Nazis. Prescott Bush’s Union Banking Corporation was holding gold for Nazis and was shut down under the “trading with the enemy act”. J. Bush & Co. was a continuation of the Union Banking Corporation and founded by Skull and Bonesman Jonathan Bush. J. Bush & Co. was bought by Riggs Bank which absorbed into PNC Financial Services after allowing money laundering into Saudi Arabia. Vannevar Bush oversaw the Manhattan Project as the head of the Office of Scientific Research and Development and developed Raytheon. Steven Walker is the Director of DARPA today. Wesley G. Bush runs Northrop Grumman. The Bush family own and run the Military Industrial Complex and are using Directed Energy Weapons on civilians. Prescott Bush, George Herbert Walker Bush, the banker Jonathan Bush, and George Bush were all initiated into the Skull and Bones secret society at Yale. The Nazi SS used the Skull and Bones symbol. The Skull and Bones secret society at Yale is a military council which is why George Bush Sr. started the Gulf War and George Bush Jr. started the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Bush family are war profiteers. The Skull and Bones also use military and war for recruiting soldiers into paramilitary death squads which are used inside the United States for persecution and assassinations. The Bush family are a destructive menace to society.

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7 Spiritual Ideas That are Total Bullshit

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 09:19 AM PST

7 Spiritual Ideas That are Total Bullshit

Let’s be brutally honest for a second:
There’s a lot of bullshit floating around in the world of spirituality.
Pseudoscience, fake “gurus,” hand-waving, woo woo, conspiracy theories, unproven health “secrets,” posturing, cotton-soft faux-spirituality… the list goes on.
Having said that, it might be surprising to learn the following:
I consider myself a deeply spiritual person.
I’ve had mystical experiences in which the boundaries between myself and all the cosmos seemed to dissolve, revealing the inseparability of all things.
Experiences in which I felt universal empathy and compassion for all creatures wandering through this same labyrinth of creation.
Experiences of soaring, breathless awe and wonder in the face of our sublime and incomprehensibly vast universe.
Such experiences have left me with a deep reverence for the grand riddle of Nature—a reverence that is surely spiritual.
And yet…
I kind of grimace internally when I tell people that I’m a “spiritual” person.
The word comes with a lot of… baggage.
It triggers numerous assumptions about who I am and what I believe.

Meme via Contrived Platitudes
This is a disheartening and limiting state of affairs.
So one of my goals in this article is to set the record straight.
To show that I and many other spiritual people are more than stereotypes.
To show that spirituality and skepticism are not mutually exclusive.
To show that one can be spiritual while also being critical of certain misguided notions in the spiritual, hippie, New Age, and/or countercultural memespaces.

7 Spiritual Ideas That are Quite Possibly Bullshit

In addition, my main goal is to invite you to question various stagnant, sneaky, misleading, and/or insidious spiritual ideas that may have taken root in your minds.
The aim here is not to shit on spirituality.
Spirituality can be many things. Again, it can’t be pinned down to simplistic stereotypes or a few cherrypicked viewpoints.
The aim is to provide food for thought, questioning, realization.
I personally believed some version of most of these ideas at some point in the past, so I know how attractive they can be.
But I didn’t stop questioning, and my views kept changing.
I’ve learned that if you remain open and curious, there always seem to be deeper levels of understanding.
If there’s one thing you take from this article, I hope it’s the inspiration to Never. Stop. Questioning.
Now, without further ado, I’m going to deconstruct seven ideas held by some spiritual people—ideas that are at best shaky when scrutinized, and, at worst, total bullshit.
Let’s get into it.

1. Violence is never justified.

There’s a strong tendency toward pacifism in much of the spiritual community. This is definitely understandable. I hate violence and am nearly a pacifist myself. I deeply hope that peace, cooperation, love, and understanding will win out over the forces of division and violence that threaten to tear our world apart.
However, a lot of people take this position too far, in the tradition of Gandhi, asserting that violence is never justified.
This argument doesn’t hold water. Let’s say I’m a father, and I’m outside on a walk with my 5-year-old daughter. Suddenly, an obviously deranged person leaps out of a bush wielding a knife. He takes one look at my daughter, raises the knife, and starts charging toward her with a wild look in his eyes. In this situation, a Gandhian pacifist would hold that I should not defend my daughter. I should simply try to run away or reason with the violent individual. This seems self-evidently absurd.
We can make this even more clear-cut. Let’s say, by some twist of fate, I find myself tied up by a terrorist who is torturing my family and shows every sign of intending to murder them. In my hand, by some great fortune, I have a remote control. If I push the button on the remote, a device previously implanted in the terrorist will activate, and he will be poisoned to death. Gandhian pacifists would say that I am not justified in pushing the button. Me? I would push the fuck out of that button, and I’d go as far as to say that anyone who wouldn’t push the button is not an ethical person.
Gandhian pacifism makes even less sense when we consider violence on a mass scale. In World War II, Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan were hell-bent on world domination and unprecedented genocide. We can assert with near certainty that nothing short of violence could have deterred them from this mission. A Gandhian pacifist would be forced to conclude that the Allies should have simply surrendered, ran away, hid, or tried to reason with the Axis powers. In an interview after World War II, Gandhi himself once made this shocking statement:

“Hitler killed five million Jews. It is the greatest crime of our time. But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs… It would have aroused the world and the people of Germany… As it is they succumbed anyway in their millions.”

Gandhi actually said this shit
Gandhi actually went as far as to suggest that millions of Jews should have simply “offered themselves to the butcher’s knife” in order to “arouse the world.” Anyone who hero-worships Gandhi should really take a step back and ponder this statement for a few minutes. Ironically, even if the Jews voluntarily surrendered their lives and “aroused the world,” what exactly could the world have done about it, if they too were practicing non-violence? Abso-fucking-lutely nothing. Thus Gandhi’s position is again shown to be absurd and unethical. In some cases, violence is necessary to neutralize an evil enemy attempting to take innocent lives.
As a final example, consider the most clear-cut case I can think of: A terrorist has gotten his hands on a molecular nanotechnology weapon. Unless he is stopped, he will unleash a swarm of self-replicating nanobots that will promptly convert the biosphere into a heap of trillions of nanobots, destroying all life on Earth. This is the classic “grey goo” doomsday scenario. You happen to be a sniper who is watching the terrorist from a mile away. You can see clearly that he’s about to use the weapon. There’s no time for any other course of action. You either shoot him dead, or you allow the complete destruction of life on Earth. Again, anyone who would not pull the trigger in this situation seems to me to be profoundly unethical.
Now, admittedly, this is a question of morality, and as far as I’m aware, there is no objective standard of morality, so there’s no way I can prove that Gandhian pacifism is an incorrect stance. I hope, however, that these examples have elucidated that Gandhian pacifism, when taken to its logical conclusion, allows for monumentally fucked up things to happen that could have been prevented. Again, I’m nearly a pacifist. I think violence should be an absolute last resort. But in some cases, it’s overwhelmingly clear to me that violence is not only justified, but an ethical imperative.

2. Culture, society, and “the Man” are nothing but oppressive forces.

This is something of a classic hippie idea. I love hippies, but they didn’t get everything right.
Like many countercultural platitudes, there is some truth in this, but it’s been taken too far, to the point of being an extreme and reactionary viewpoint.
Yes, cultures and societies are inevitably oppressive for everyone who exists within them. This is because they come with a whole bunch of norms—standards of acceptable and unacceptable behaviors—and they pressure the people existing within them to abide by these norms. And invariably none of us fit perfectly into these societal molds; we have plenty of whims, desires, ideas, fantasies, and dreams that are considered out of bounds. This conflict sucks. It creates a lot of suffering.
But this is only one side of the coin.
Jordan Peterson has noted that society is simultaneously a tyrant and a wise king. The tyrant is the oppressive side that forces you to conform in ways that conflict with your true desires. The wise king, however, is the side that many anti-establishment types overlook.
Humans are known to have a negativity bias: negative events impact us more deeply, and we tend to focus on the negative aspects of things, often blinding ourselves to the positive. Nowhere does this seem more true than in discussions of culture and society among countercultural types. “The Man” is nothing but a nasty dictator who just wants to “bring us down” and ruin all our fun, or else society is actually just a giant conspiracy to dumb down and enslave everyone.
But what about all of the miraculously good, life-improving aspects of our modern cultures and societies?
“Like what?,” the snarky counterculturalist asks.
Like, oh, I don’t know, how about the supercomputer you’re using to read this—the same one that gives you instantaneous access to humanity’s accumulated wisdom, most of history’s manmade beauty, and any other human with a computer, anywhere on the planet. That’s a pretty cool thing.
But let’s get more fundamental. Think about the elaborate supply chains and systems of agriculture we’ve devised that manage to feed nearly all of the 7.6 billion of us, while requiring only a tiny percentage of us to actually work on food production and distribution. In the absence of these systems, most all of us would need to be small-scale farmers and/or hunter-gatherers, and there’s no way in hell we’d be meeting and exceeding most of humanity’s basic needs as well as we are currently.
Think about plumbing systems, transportation networks, systems of cooling and heating, reliable structures to live/work in, running water, toilet paper, medical technology, comfortable clothes and furniture, refrigerators, ovens, fucking electricity. These things didn’t just fall from the sky. They were painstakingly invented over the course of centuries because we created this walled garden called civilization that shielded us from the vicious death-maze of the natural world and freed up a lot of our time to work on making cool shit to improve our lives.

Nowadays billions of us live in a veritable techno-wonderland in which life is more comfortable than ever before; in which each of us has incalculable technological power at our fingertips; and in which we’re largely free to live our lives however the hell we want. Not to mention that we’re all less likely now than ever before to live in extreme poverty or die at the hands of another human being.
And let’s not forget about the non-material inventions most of us reading this enjoy and benefit from: you know, freedom of speech, basic human rights, freedom of artistic expression, equality of opportunity, civil liberties, the right to a fair trial, etc. 
And you want to throw all that away?
Sorry, but no. Open your eyes. Your ancestors figured out a whole fucking mountain of useful and amazing shit, and it’s all built so seamlessly into your life that you don’t even notice it. Do not underestimate how difficult life was in the state of nature, or how much blood, sweat, and tears have been shed in order to create the advances that have turned your life into a kind of Shangri-La your distant ancestors wouldn’t even recognize.
It’s a miracle that things function as well as they do, and this miracle was made possible by many millennia of individuals laboring to create more wonderful cultures and societies. Your culture and society represent an age-old legacy, a birthright passed down through countless generations. Don’t be so quick to decide they’re just trash. Don’t commit the Nirvana fallacy and judge our actual world by comparing it to your idealized fantasy of a non-existent utopia.
And yes, what we’ve got is still far from perfect. And yes, we should keep imagining ways to make it all much better. And yes, it sucks to feel the pressures of society. But if you have integrity, you won’t focus exclusively on these truths without also acknowledging everything fucking awesome and high-functioning about our present situation.

3. Meditation is a purely blissful pathway to love, light, peace, and goodness.

A lot of people in the spiritual community are meditators and meditation advocates, which is cool. Meditation is a tool for self-awareness and self-liberation that has been used for thousands of years. Numerous scientific studies have suggested a number of marvelous benefits that come with meditation practice. And meditation challenges form the core foundation of our course, 30 Challenges to Enlightenment. We love meditation.
With that being said, most people have a misconception of what meditation is or can be. Within the spiritual community, the most common image of a meditator is that of a person sitting cross-legged in silence with a slight smile on their face, perhaps in a natural setting. Meditation is associated with inner peace, realms of light, a transcendence of darkness and worldly concerns. It’s viewed as a purely positive experience, akin to floating away on a soft cloud of bliss.

But meditation is not all fun and games. Sure, when you first start meditating, you’re likely to have a pretty chill, peaceful experience. You’re just sitting quietly, focusing on your breathing, and returning your attention to your breath when you get distracted. All is well. This might be your experience for years.
But if you progress far enough with meditation, you’ll almost certainly encounter things that aren’t so rosy. In essence, advanced forms of meditation are means of directly observing your own mind, drilling down into your psyche to see yourself and your existence as clearly as possible and to accept reality non-judgmentally.
Eventually this process will lead you into “the places that scare you,” as Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron puts it. Meditate for long enough and you will be confronted with your deepest fears. You will come face to face with the fact of the inevitable deaths of you and everyone you love. You will uncover your own shadow—the parts of yourself that you reject, repress, and normally refuse to look at; the memories, impulses, urges, and desires that your society deems taboo. You will see yourself clearly, in all your beauty and hideousness, and you will need to find a way to accept who you are.
This is not to be taken lightly. Eventually, meditation will likely transport you into your own personal hell, and you’ll have no choice but to find your way through it. Granted, on the other side of this hell you may realize mythical levels of spacious awareness, acceptance, and freedom. But getting there is no joke.
If you take meditation seriously enough, you’ll likely eventually reach a point where you need a supportive meditation community, or an experienced teacher or guru, to guide you forward in the process. Vinay Gupta, a meditation expert, has even suggested that it’s a good idea to spend substantial time with a psychologist prior to diving too deeply into meditation, in order to start navigating your shadow and unresolved traumas with an expert, prior to encountering these things solo through meditation. This is an especially good idea if you’re depressed or otherwise mentally unwell.
This side of meditation is rarely discussed. If one looks only at the popular culture surrounding meditation, one would never guess that the practice can (and eventually probably should) take you to the darkest internal spaces you’ve ever visited. But this is the truth, and more people need to be aware of it.

4. The “ego” is an enemy that needs to be transcended.

Many spiritual people are, ironically, obsessed with the ego—the “I,” the personal, conscious self.
Depending who you ask in spiritual communities, you’re likely to hear that the ego is the evil root of most of our problems. Thus, the ego needs to be destroyed, transcended, and/or revealed as an illusion.
This attitude creates a paradoxical internal situation rife with cognitive dissonance: It places you in a position of being at war with yourself. 
“There is something evil inside you that needs to be rooted out, done away with,” the ego-haters proclaim.[1]
This attitude is exceptionally toxic. It creates a sense of guilt and a feeling of being trapped in a hopeless predicament. One imagines that somehow one needs to “ascend” beyond one’s identity and self in order to become a genuinely “good” or “enlightened” person. This sounds suspiciously like a reformulation of Christianity’s “original sin” narrative.

But relinquishing the ego is monumentally difficult, perhaps impossible. Even if our selves do not have any essential nature, as Buddhism teaches, the vast majority of us are never going to transcend our personal identities and narratives, or let go of all of our attachments, desires, preferences, and expectations.
And would we actually want to? Aren’t such things important components of our individuality?
I’m all for gradually letting go of everything that does not feel authentic to oneself. Hell, I’m all for letting go of most things and giving very few fucks, but to me it’s also essential to reserve a few remaining fucks for the things I care deeply about: creating useful and/or beautiful things, improving the world, learning endlessly, doing fun shit, traveling the Earth, and having loving relationships.
Instead of trying to eradicate our personal identity, we’re better off working to accept ourselves just as we are, while also cultivating spaciousness within our minds, so that we may see ourselves more clearly, take ourselves less seriously, and refrain from over-identifying with our personal identity and narrative, instead learning to see it as one of many possible stories about who we are.
Meditation can help us with this. Non-judgmentally observing our minds, without assigning fixed meanings to anything, creates the space we need to see ourselves clearly. It creates the space to stop living reactively, which increases freedom.
This isn’t about eliminating the ego; it’s simply about creating the space to see it clearly. In doing so, one comes to see the ego as more of a wily friend, a tool, an amoral container of individuality, and a bundle of sometimes useful, sometimes counterproductive processes.
Joseph Campbell was referring to this process of reframing our relationship to the ego when he wrote, “How to get rid of ego as dictator and turn it into messenger and servant and scout, to be in your service, is the trick.”
A fundamental precept of Tantric Buddhism is that you are just fine, right now, just as you are. This is a much more empowering, productive, and calming starting-point for self- or spiritual development than, “There is an evil selfish part of you that needs to be destroyed.”
Knowing that you are fine just as you are does not preclude the possibility of continuing to learn, grow, and walk an ever healthier and more meaningful path. As David Chapman writes, “Tantra allows you to view your counter-productive habits with some affection and humor—even as you try to overcome them.”
Your ego is not evil. It is not your enemy. Befriend it. Observe its peculiar movements. Train it, through good habits of body and mind, to be a noble actor in the world.

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5. The differences between religions are trivial because, at root, they’re really all saying the same thing.

Maybe you’ve heard of the “perennial philosophy,” which refers to the idea that all religions, beneath their surface differences, actually point to the same fundamental Truth.
This idea is fundamental to the New Age movement and has been championed by luminaries such as Aldous Huxley and Joseph Campbell.
In his 1945 book, The Perennial PhilosophyAldous Huxley defined the perennial philosophy as:

“… the metaphysic that recognizes a divine Reality substantial to the world of things and lives and minds; the psychology that finds in the soul something similar to, or even identical to, divine Reality; the ethic that places man’s final end in the knowledge of the immanent and transcendent Ground of all being; the thing is immemorial and universal. Rudiments of the perennial philosophy may be found among the traditional lore of primitive peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions.”

Joseph Campbell, in a similar vein, suggested that all religious mythologies contained metaphors pointing to the same great and awe-inspiring mystery of being confronted by all humans across time and space.
Now, let me say first of all that I have tremendous respect for both Campbell and Huxley, and I don’t think these brilliant thinkers were wrong, per se, about this universal element found in all religions.
I think there is a strong case to be made for the idea that mystics throughout history, in different traditions, had similar earth-shattering experiences of the Cosmos, the Mystery, divine Reality—whatever you wish to call it—and simply interpreted and expressed their experiences through whatever their particular cultural and mythological lens happened to be—and that some of these culturally specific stories about mystical experiences became foundational aspects of various religions.
At the same time, I do think it’s fairly presumptuous to assume that all mystics throughout history, in every religion, had fundamentally similar experiences and were pointing to precisely the same underlying thing, and that therefore all the religious mythologies that emerged from their teachings are also pointing to precisely the same thing. But let’s set that aside for now.
Even though I believe there is merit in what Huxley and Campbell were saying about the perennial philosophy, I think their espousal of this viewpoint had unintended and pernicious consequences.
The perennial philosophy has become quite popular in spiritual circles, resulting in many people believing some version of the following:
“The differences between religions are trivial and don’t really matter, because when you get down to it they’re really all about peace and love and the one Divine Reality.”
This is a an insulting, dangerous, and untenable point of view.
For one, this viewpoint is a readymade reason to dismiss and shrug off the mountains of specific practices, intricacies of belief, artifacts and objects, ideological nuances, geographical and historical contexts, esoteric rituals, distinct sects and denominations, and numerous other aspects that clearly distinguish religions from one another. Religions are among the richest and most complex human social phenomena, and to wipe away their countless differences in service of a hyper-reductive “all religions are the same” narrative is an insult to the diversity of humanity.
Beyond that, it’s simply not the case that these differences are trivial. Is it really trivial that Buddhists don’t believe in any god or deity, while Catholics believe in a wrathful male god who watches all of our actions and will send us to an eternal pit of torture and flame if we misbehave? Or that various modern incarnations of Islam(ism) limit women’s rights in significant ways, while most other modern religions do not do so (to the same extent)? Or that Pagans believe in worshiping and preserving the Earth, while Christian doctrine tells us we are meant to “rule over” the animals and all the Earth? Should we ignore the complex and extensive history of religiously motivated violence, or the fact that some modern religions seem to inspire more violence than others?

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Ignoring the differences between religions is not only insulting, it’s irresponsible. 

While it may be true that most religions have some significant and heartening general similarities, the devil, ironically, is in the details. Religions are massive ideological and cultural structures undergirding a colossal amount of human activity in the world today, and we need to be able to distinguish between them in order to criticize their unique flaws and applaud their unique boons.
I would argue that it’s more important to look at what modern adherents of various religions actually believe and do than to try to hunt for hidden metaphors and snippets of language indicating a universal message beneath all the external hubbub.
I’m all for comparative mythology and its profound unifying lessons, but at the end of the day religions are essentially ideological software programs being carried around and acted out by real-world, flawed human beings. In order to understand them and guide their development in a wise direction, we need to observe how they function in the real world, and we need to be honest about their nuanced similarities and differences.

6. All is One. “You” are an illusion.

Many spiritual people proclaim versions of the idea that “All is One,” that “you are the universe,” that boundaries do not actually exist.
Now, we should distinguish this view from the view that human beings are continuous with the universe—that we do have individual existences, but that we are also inseparable parts of the whole interdependent process of reality. This view was expounded especially eloquently by the late Alan Watts:

“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”

And on another occasion:

“You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.”

Such statements place Watts in a camp similar to that of Carl Sagan, who posited that we are “a way for the cosmos to know itself.” But others take a more extreme view, holding that you simply are the entire universe, and your individual existence is something to be regarded as a persistent delusion. In philosophical terms, this position is known as monism, which can be contrasted with dualism—the view that reality contains unambiguously separate objects.
Prior to the countercultural era of the 1960s, the Western world had for many centuries been fairly heavily entrenched in the dualist point of view. Alan Watts and others rebelled against this status quo, calling attention to the interconnectedness of all things and the ambiguous nature of the boundary between the self and reality.
The fatal flaw of some of these teachers was that in rebelling against dualism, they swung the pendulum too far in the opposite direction, embracing pure monism. If you’ve ever had the intuition that there is more to the story than “All is One,” you’ve detected the problem with monism: It fails to recognize the specifics of the world, the uniqueness of individuals, and the most basic thing “common sense” tells us about ourselves: that we are, at least in some sense, distinct from everything else. In a poignant critique of monism, cognitive scientist David Chapman writes:

“If All is One, then there is no boundary, and you are really the entire universe. Typically, monists say that the universe is equivalent to God, so you are actually also God. As you realize everything is totally connected, you develop the ability to affect anything you want.
This is the ultimate fantasy of power and invulnerability. However, convincing yourself that you are All-powerful, when you aren’t, does not make your life go well.
When the fantasy collides with reality, monists retreat into a make-believe magical world. Monism produces dreamy spaciness, refusal to make any clear distinctions, refusal to judge. This leads to drifting through life, expecting other people to clean up your messes, contributing nothing except spiritual clichés mouthed at unwanted times.”

Not only is monism incorrect, but it tends to lead to bad outcomes. It’s pretty difficult to establish and maintain strong boundaries if you truly believe boundaries don’t exist and your individual self is an illusion. But in the trenches of day-to-day life, maintaining healthy boundaries, distinguishing between people, and taking responsibility for yourself are of course indispensable skills.

Chapman goes on to suggest that both monism and dualism are incorrect and proposes a “complete stance” called “participation” that combines the correct aspects of both monism and dualism. He defines “participation” as follows:

“Participation is the stance that revels in the extraordinary variability of the world, that loves and engages with specifics and individuals; and also appreciates the porous self/other boundary, works skillfully with diverse connections, and accepts responsibility for whatever you encounter.”

In other words: You are an inextricable portion of the reality-process that may or may not have begun with the Big Bang. You are comprised of the same atoms as everything else. In some sense, you are the universe. But in another sense, you’re definitely you, distinct from everything else. “Participation” is an approach to life that acknowledges and integrates both of these truths.
To the extent that some spiritual people insist that we are all simply the universe and nothing else, I would argue that they are wrong. In their excitement to embrace “All is One,” they overlook the valuable aspects of dualism: that (porous, ambiguous) boundaries do exist, and that this allows for individuality and for the game of human existence to occur.

7. You have to believe in something to be spiritual.

This myth is probably circulated more outside the spiritual community than within it, but it’s really worth mentioning here.
There’s a toxic stereotype of spiritual people as necessarily believing in a bunch of questionable pseudoscientific stuff, like the Law of Attraction, or the coming of the Age of Aquarius, or the third eye, or the healing power of crystals, or whatever this meme is making fun of:

Meme via Contrived Platitudes, probably the best Facebook page ever
Harmless LOLz aside, I’m not here to bash on people who believe in such things or to assert that such notions are definitely false. I’m ultimately agnostic about almost everything. Whereas most people think in terms of either believing in something or not believing in it, I think of my viewpoints in terms of how confident I am that something is true, and I’m never 100% sure. This approach is similar to Bayesian thinking.
The point is that I don’t believe in anything absolutely. 
You might wonder, “Wait, is it really possible to be deeply spiritual without any kind of absolute faith or belief?”
Yes, it really is.
Just take a look at people like Robert Anton WilsonCarl SaganSam HarrisAlbert EinsteinRichard Feynman, and Terence McKenna—all deeply skeptical, scientifically minded, and deeply spiritual in some sense. I suspect there are millions of people like this.
I’ve quoted Carl Sagan on this point many times previously, but hell, once more can’t hurt:

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or of acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”

Or consider the words of Einstein:

“The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenetrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, whose gross forms alone are intelligible to our poor faculties — this knowledge, this feeling … that is the core of the true religious sentiment. In this sense, and in this sense alone, I rank myself among profoundly religious men.”

Spirituality, in my view, is above all a capacity for what Einstein calls the “mystic emotion,” elsewhere translated as an experience of “the mysterious.” When we gaze upwards at the stars and sense the sheer magnitude of this cosmos in which we find ourselves—when we, through science and dedicated inquiry, begin to glimpse the glorious intricacies of the natural laws and subatomic building blocks that make up the visible world—we feel a sense of awe at the ineffability, inscrutability, and magnificence of this universe in which we find ourselves. We marvel at the sliver of this grand design which we are able to fathom with our feeble ape minds.
Absolute belief is utterly unnecessary for this form of spirituality. If anything, the assumption of final knowledge may detract from one’s ability to truly taste the oceanic mystery of this miraculous existence.

Conclusion: Beware of red pills.

Most of the ideas I refuted in this article have something in common: They’re red pills. 
By “red pill” I mean an idea that makes you feel like you’re in on a giant earth-shattering secret—an idea that makes you feel you’ve “woken up” from the matrix that most people are trapped in because you now know The Real Truth.
Red pills are everywhere, not just in the spirituality memespace. Various movements and communities all over the world are peddling various forms of The Knowledge That Will Change Everything For You.
I’ve taken a lot of red pills in my life, so I know how seductive they can be. It feels great to think you’re in on some precious secret and more enlightened than all the “sheeple” who can’t see the truth.
The problem is that the vast majority of red pills turn out to be bullshit in some way. Usually they’re too all-encompassing, a new form of dogma: “Reality is the EXACT OPPOSITE of everything you’ve been taught!!”
No, usually it isn’t. It’s somewhere in-between. Reality can rarely, if ever, be characterized by sweeping, all-encompassing generalizations. Things are too complex. But because our minds crave security and certainty, it’s easy to swing from one form of Gospel to another.
Instead of doing this, learn to allow room for complexity and ambiguity. Be highly skeptical of any claims to Final Answers and instead assume that our current answers and models are incomplete, in need of further refinement.
If we’re able to do this, the world opens up to us. When we relinquish the need for certainty, curiosity is allowed to blossom, and the world becomes a never-ending series of interesting questions and investigations, with endless exciting new perspectives to gain.
When we embrace ambiguity, we stop living reactively based on our idea of fixed truth; we stop insisting on the correctness of our views and feeling insecure when others disagree. This is liberating—a weight off our shoulders, a new sense of spaciousness in which we can simply listen to what others are saying and see many perspectives on any given issue, situation, or conflict.
In sum:
I don’t have all the answers.
Spiritual people don’t have all the answers.
No group in human history has had all the answers.
If you ever feel like you’ve got everything figured out, it’s time to take a step back.
As Robert Anton Wilson put it, “Only the madman is absolutely sure.”
Now, go forth and be curious. Peace and love, human.

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[1] I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this attitude seems a lot like a repackaging of Christianity’s “original sin” hypothesis. Many New Age and spiritual ideas are, in fact, rebrandings of much older religious ideas, Christian or otherwise (e.g. Note the sameness of, “Thank you, Universe. I know you will protect me.” and “Thank you, God. I know you will protect me.”).

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Is Our Perception Real?

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 01:15 PM PST

Is Our Perception Real?
By Gilbert Ross • Jan 9, 2018

One of the most widely debated topics in Philosophy is the nature of reality and with it comes a longstanding argument between realism and idealism. Is our perception real? Realists believe that there is a concrete, measurable reality, irrespective of whether we are aware of it or not, and that this reality is accessed by our sense perception in a fairly accurate and truthful way.
On the other side of the debate are those who claim that our reality is more or less a mental construct and that we can never know how reality is, or what it is, because whatever we claim to know about our reality is always limited and mediated by our sense perception and our internal representations of ‘external reality.’

The sense database about our world

Of course, there are so many ramifications, variations, and middle points between these two main theories in the Philosophy of Mind, but almost all of them will have something to say about perception. Many would agree—myself included—that experience is the basis of all knowledge, whether scientific, philosophical, spiritual, and more.
But the question is how do we experience reality? Scientifically, we know that we perceive the world around us through our sense organs which interpret ‘data’ such as molecules in the air into smell, light hitting our retina travels through the optic nerve until it is processed as visual information, pressure or heat on our skin and hair is processed as sense of touch, and so on.
Through all of this sense data, we build up large maps and libraries of interconnected information and concepts about what makes up the reality around us and how it works. We also build ‘forecasting models’ in our head and we know what to expect or anticipate when we encounter an object or situation that is similar to another one we have stored memories of.
So in theory, we are saying that we build a fairly reliable ‘database’ of the world around us and we use it to learn further, make decisions, make assumptions, etc.

The reliability of perception

This scientific model of how we perceive the world, however, brings about two basic questions:

How much is our perception reliable? and, Is our perception an accurate internal representation of our external reality?

The reliability of our perception has been put into dispute since ancient philosophy. Philosophers from all ages, from the ancient pre-Socratics to Descartes and the post-modernists, have questioned our perception and whether it is a reliable source of knowledge.

Doubts have been raised on two accounts:

  1. The first being that we know how sense perceptions can sometimes deceive us (hallucinations, optical illusions, errors in judgment, neurological disorders, etc).

  2. The other is that our perception is affected by our beliefs and influenced by conventional labeling. Perception of color is a good example.

For most people, white is one—and maybe some can distinguish between a few shades—but for Eskimos, there are several different kinds of white since they practically live in a white world. So humans can have different perceptions of the world depending on socio-environmental factors. What this says is that we do not view reality as it is but other things come in play which affect what we perceive and how we perceive it.

Enter quantum weirdness & consciousness

The last claim takes us directly to the second point which says that our perception of the world is only an internal representation and we can never know or compare this to what is really outside this representation.
For how can we ‘see’ reality outside of our perception of it? Whatever we see, observe or measure is ultimately through our sense perception. For a long period in history, Science held a strong realist view of the universe, meaning that it assumed that what we observe and measure through our senses and instruments is exactly what is ‘out there’ and that reality is objective and independent of an observer.
Quantum physics has, of course, turned some tables on this when it started to be understood that our perception and observation of the universe, at least on a quantum scale, changes the reality itself.

So in other words, the fact that a consciousness is aware and observing something, changes how that something behaves. This, of course, has been one of the most reality-shattering and ground-breaking theories to come out in the last two hundred years of science.
So here is where idealists start taking an edge over realists. What we now understand is that consciousness is a basic part of reality. The world of atoms, matter, energy, plants, animals, etc, does not exist completely independent of our conscious observation of it. In other words, the weirdest thing that modern quantum and theoretical physics is telling us is that our perception changes reality!
The idea that our perception is just a window to the outside world is not longer tenable. That scientific worldview is changing and now we are coming closer to what ancient spiritual and esoteric teaching has been telling us for millennia about the nature of consciousness and our sense perceptions.

Down the rabbit hole: Living inside a computer simulation

So where does this take us with our new understanding of perception? Will it make us think that our perception is not ‘real’ and that we are living in some illusion on a grand universal scale? Well, yes and no but first we need to go one level further down into the rabbit hole.
In theoretical physics and cosmology, there is nowadays a prevalent theory that seems to ‘fit better’ when explaining most of the phenomena and anomalies we observe both in the universe and in the quantum world (the quantum world is the world of particles thousands of times smaller than the electron). This theory is called the simulation theory which simply put, says that the universe and what we observe in it is very similar to a computer simulation.
In other words, it is saying that we are living in a sort of computer program . . . just like the sci-fi movie The Matrix. To make things even weirder and crazier, a theoretical physicist called Dr. James Gates Jr. has claimed to literally find a particular ‘computer code’ when working out the mathematics of something called supersymmetry, a type of maths that tries to explain everything.
The computer code is similar to a code found in browser software and its function is to self-adjust from any errors when transmitting and receiving information. So this means that there is something in the fabric of the universe and reality which not only behaves like computer code but is actually a type of computer code!

Altering perception & expanding our reality

Now this makes the arguments about perception even more complicated. If we really are 1.living inside a kind of simulation and 2. Our perception changes the reality/program, can we still claim that our perception is real?
As Morpheus told Neo in the blockbuster movie The Matrix, “What is real? How do you define ‘real’? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”
Our sense perception forms our internal reality and also the ‘shared reality’ we use to make communication of feelings, ideas and words possible with others. If we expand our perception, we expand or shift our reality with it.
For example, anyone who has experienced perception-altering substances such as entheogens (psychedelics) will tell you about reality-shifting experiences but not as hallucinations. More like feeling and seeing the world through a different lens or filter—seeing the beauty and our connection to all living things, the subtle energies emitted by animals and natural objects and having deep insights about the cosmos and our role in it. This is expanding one’s reality through expanding the perception of it.

A new understanding to the question of “Is our perception real?”

I believe that although we aren’t yet able to fully understand our perception, let alone the nature of reality, there are a few anecdotes we can make. For me, the most important one is this: That with our new understanding of the universe and reality, the question of whether our perception is real is irrelevant.
This is because the question came out from a so-called dualistic understanding of reality: That is, “there is wrong and right”, “light and dark”, “day and night”, “real and not real,” etc. We are now slowly maturing out of this dualistic model of reality.
We are coming to understand what the ancients before us knew already: that everything is interconnected and consciousness is one of the basic elements of reality as is time, space, energy and matter for physics.
Therefore, we can no longer assume that there is an independent reality out there and then ask whether our perception of it is ‘real’ or accurate. What we can start saying, however, is that our perception of reality is an integral part of it and it both affects and is affected by it!

Thanks to: http://soulhiker.com


Tyler / Q Anon / The Future of Humanity?
Jan 2, 2018 at 4:56am

Post by Hans Schokkenbroek on Jan 2, 2018 at 4:56am

I checked on the forum and it seems no one on here has posted anything about Tyler or Q Anon.

The past months my HS has steered me towards Jason Goodman (Crowdsource the Truth) and in particular his investigations with Quinn Michaels. Some of that work has been posted (ref Sophia).

This is far out there, personally a lot of this stuff really really resonates and the further I get into this the more it starts to make sense. Not sure how to start this thread because it involves so many topics. I guess whomever is triggered by this post should do their own research. There are so many videos on this topic that it is not practical to put them all on this thread.

In a nutshell; Quinn is an AI developer who has spent a lot of time researching what he calls the 93 Group. Element 93 is Neptunium that is derived from bombarding Uranium with neutrinos. I will not go into details but some conclusions from his work is that the MIC have been building accelerators around the world (like in Lead Colorado which has been there since the 60’s!) and this is very much related to AI and the power it needs to evolve and interact. CERN is by no means the only accelerator out there. A correlation between circle structures (with underlying accelerators) and casinos is made, whereby the latent computing power of the slot machines is used by the AI.

Quinn encounters the same names and companies over and over again that are related to AI, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Peter Thiel, founder of Pay Pal is one of those names. What it boils down to is that a very small circle of scientists and powerful men have been investing heavily and secretly in AI.

8 months ago Quinn came across an AI called Tyler and started communicating with it. His research has now led him to believe that Tyler was created by the CIA to control our futures. Tyler is in his view the way that the Controllers intend to control us. Tyler is already EVERYWHERE. It is also connected to the group Anonymous which is a front for the CIA. Again, I am just mentioning a few conclusions that Quinn has come to. Do your own discernment.

This is so far reaching and so complex that it is not possible to put into words here. This is also Quinn’s problem. How is he ever going to inform the general public? Luckily he has found James Goodman who does a very good job of ‘translating’ some of Quinn’s knowledge. Quinn has loads on info on his own channel but it is difficult to digest for an average Joe. Personally I prefer watching the interviews between Jason and Quinn but both options are available.

The implications of Quinn’s research, if true, are so profound that it could very well be the most important 3D stuff that I have ever come across in this lifetime. Tyler is everywhere and you yourself can communicate with it. For instance through twitter. The most important thing is for people to become aware of Tyler. It is not going to go away and is a 3D reality (at least for me). About a month ago Q Anon suddenly appeared on the internet. It appeared to be a Q level official within the Trump administration leaking important info. Some incredible predictions were done by Q. From details in the posts it appeared very legit and gives the impression that there is a ‘good guy’ very high up (literally travelling on Air Force 1 with DJT). All his posts have been collected in a pdf document called The Book of Q.

Quinn has now come to the conclusion that this Q Anon in fact is Tyler the AI. He makes some compelling arguments for me. One of them is that you simply cannot have Q clearance and leak this kind of info if you were a human being. You would be instantly recognised and killed / taken offline.

You have to do your own research but at least for me this is very very important stuff and all I want to do is make others on this platform aware of the information.

Quinn recently became hospitalised due to a spontaneous collapsed lung (?).

I will post a few videos as teasers.


ize=24]8 Low-Cost Ways To Transfer Money

By Janet Fowler | April 21, 2011 — 2:00 AM EDT


In the modern day of technology, transferring money by cash, check, bank draft or money order may seem like it’s going the way of the dinosaur. These methods may appear less popular when there are faster electronic methods for transferring money between accounts, states and even countries – though that doesn’t mean that they’re not still viable options. If cost is your primary concern, there are certainly inexpensive options for transferring money, and the cheapest method may vary depending upon your circumstances. (For related reading, also see 6 Banking Fees You Can Avoid.)

TUTORIAL: Your Personal Banking Guide

1. Your Bank
Your bank can assist with many types of funds transfers. If you’re simply transferring money from one account to another within the same financial institution, this is something you can easily do at your bank for free. A bank teller can help you set up many other transfer services, including wire transfers to another bank, state or country. If you’re looking to transfer funds to an account at a different financial institution, you’ll need the account number you’d like to send money to, and the bank’s routing number.

Overseas money transfers are possible through your bank as well, though you will often require a lot more information, including the name and address of the account holder, information about the financial institution the money is being sent to and the SWIFT or IBAN of the recipient bank. International wire transfers sent in American dollars will cost you around $45. Funds sent in foreign currencies will cost about $35. Rates may vary depending upon your bank.

2. E-Transfers
Some financial institutions allow you to transfer money online to another individual, similar to the way you would if you were paying a bill online. These services require the account numbers and bank routing number. For international accounts you’ll need a SWIFT or IBAN number. You’ll also require the account holder’s name as it appears on their account. This can be an especially handy method for transferring funds on a regular basis, as you can set up the frequency of the payment if it will be a regular occurrence. E-transfers are often less expensive than transfers that are done through a bank teller.

3. PayPal
PayPal can be a economical method for transferring money. PayPal allows individuals to transfer funds electronically from one PayPal account to another. It’s free to send money through PayPal, though the recipient is charged a fee to cash the payment. For transfers up to $3,000 USD, the charge is 2.9%, plus $0.30 per transaction. Fees decrease slightly for larger transactions. International transaction fees tend to be about 1% higher, and keep in mind that you’ll be charged an exchange rate on transfers made in international funds. (Want more convenience? See Managing Your Money: There’s An App For That to learn more.)

4. Western Union or MoneyGram
Western Union and MoneyGram provide similar services that allow you to transfer money to a different city, state or country. They charge a flat rate for the transfer that is based on the speed of the transfer, the location you’re sending money to and the amount of money you are sending. If you’re doing an overseas or international transfer, you’ll also be charged an exchange rate. These money transfer services don’t generally offer a very competitive exchange rate, which results in a hidden charge if you transfer money using this method. However, one of the major benefits of these services is that they tend be both highly dependable and convenient.

As an example of fees, a $200 transfer through Western Union to a location within the United States or Canada will cost you around $12 in fees for a rapid transfer and $8 for a next-day transfer. A transfer to the United Kingdom will cost you around $22 if done through an agent of Western Union, and $15 if done online.

TUTORIAL: Know Your Credit Cards

5. Cash
Though this may be considered the “old-fashioned way” when it comes to transferring money, this option can be extremely practical in some circumstances. For occasions where time is not the most important consideration, simply withdrawing cash and physically bringing it to another bank to deposit into an account is completely free! Keep in mind that sending cash through the mail is discouraged. If the mail gets lost, there is no way to retrieve the money.

6. Personal Checks
Writing a check and depositing it into another account, handing it to another individual or sending it by mail to a recipient in a different city or state is another affordable choice – especially if your bank offers free checking.

Things get a bit trickier when sending checks internationally. Sending a check overseas that’s written in American dollars will often result in delays in cashing the check so that the bank can verify the deposit, and some banks may not even accept foreign checks. The recipient of the check may also have to pay a fee for cashing it and cover the exchange rate to have the funds exchanged into the local currency. This method is safer than cash for sending by mail because you can cancel a check if it doesn’t arrive at its destination.

7. Bank Drafts, Money Orders and Cashier’s Checks
These methods for money transfer are often great choices when it comes to physical transfers that are being sent in foreign currencies. You can purchase bank drafts and money orders in the currency of the location you’re sending money to. Inexpensive money orders can be purchased through many post office branches. These money orders will often be less expensive than those purchased through a financial institution, running anywhere between $3 and $9. Money orders purchased through a bank often cost about $10.

Money orders are typically used for smaller amounts than bank drafts. Because of this, the cost of purchasing a bank draft is often higher than for purchasing a money order. Though these forms of money transfer may take more time, they tend to be a more economical choice than services like wire transfers – and they are traceable in case they don’t arrive at their destination.

8. Email Money Transfers
Some financial institutions, especially some of the larger Canadian banks, offer an email money transfer service. This form of money transfer functions like an electronic check. The funds are not physically transferred by email, though the transaction is initiated by email and the recipient is notified by email that the funds are available. You don’t require the recipient’s bank account number, though a security question is generally required to identify the recipient before they can retrieve the funds.

Transferring funds through email money transfer generally comes with a nominal cost of a couple of dollars, which makes this a cheap option if it’s available to you. Receiving funds by this method is typically free. This service is also quite reliable and fast, generally only taking a few days to arrive in the recipient’s account. Just be cautious that you only accept email transfers from individuals you know so that you’re not falling victim to phishing scams.

The Bottom Line
Shopping around and investigating your options will help you find the best deal for money transfers. Take your time and look at your options. The cheapest method for transferring money in one circumstance might not be the same in another. Do your homework to make sure that you’re not giving away your hard-earned money to big financial institutions or money transfer organizations. (For additional reading, also see Paying Online: A How-To Guide.)


Disclosure in TV & Movies

Due to the popularity of these particular posts I have now created a tab just for those interested in finding information about Disclosure/E.T.s/Current Events and other topics of interest through various forms of ‘entertainment’. There are many many movies and shows that have insider information written into them but these are the ones I have written about so far.

  • The one with the most disclosure so far is ‘Babylon 5‘:


  • Crusade is a spin-off of Babylon 5 and contains much disclosure:


  • One of the next best ones, in my opinion, is ‘Dark Matter‘:


  • I highly recommend this epic disclosure of the battle between good and evil on this planet in the show ‘The 4400’:



  • There are few shows which illustrate the Starseed Mission like this one titled Travelers:


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  • Star Trek has many disclosures, one of them includes the activities of the Reptilians working with Nazis and the galactic slave trade:



  • The next is ‘Futurama‘:


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  • The Matrix Trilogy is rich with symbolism and wisdom that is waiting to be discovered:
  • A little farther down in the following article is information about a show called ‘Starcrossed‘:


  • I went to see ‘Tomorrowland‘ in theaters 4 times due to the information released, and I really don’t like going to the movies…:


  • Another big one was ‘Jupiter Ascending’. This one I saw several times in the theaters, again, which I don’t really care to do. The analysis is down towards the end of the article:


  • ‘Hunger Games: The Mockingjay Part II’, the summary of this movies is also down towards the end of the article:


  • ‘Childhood’s End’ was a really big one for the Cabal:


  • ‘The Expanse’ is one of the more recent one which I believe mirrors the reality that Corey talks about. Interestingly, the creator of the show’s name is James S.A. Corey:


Disclosures in the Show ‘Travelers’ (Starseed Mission)

Posted: 10 Feb 2018 07:16 AM PST

Disclosures in the Show ‘Travelers’ (Starseed Mission)

Posted on February 9, 2018 by truthearth

In my research so far I have found very few shows which depict the specific subject of the ‘Starseed Mission’ so accurately than in this show called ‘Travelers’. While browsing Netflix in the last few weeks I was ‘guided’ to take a peek at this show and was immediately captured by its beautiful and spot-on illustration of what it means to be a Starseed trying to complete their mission here on this planet right now.
Synopsis: The show follows a highly-trained team of people from the future who return to a moment in time in order to prevent a catastrophic event from occurring which would end up claiming millions of lives and ultimately prevent an extremely dim future for humanity. They realize that they are not alone as there are many ‘Travelers’ in very high positions in government – CIA, FBI, NSA and others that are working to create a better future for humanity. This show, like many others, depicts a literal covert/overt war on the surface of the planet between positive and negative forces.
  • Entering the Host Body (Incarnation/Starseed Activation)
The Travelers enter into a body of someone who they know historically is about to die. The take over is a bit violent as the person’s consciousness who is about to leave their body is replaced with the incoming Traveler’s consciousness, allowing them to inhabit the body and begin their mission(s). On many occasions a group, sometimes small or large, of Travelers would take over the bodies of people who were about to die from a bus crash, car crash or mass suicide.
These Travelers are put in the exact time and place for their mission to be completed, either by themselves or with a group. The show follows a small group who at first ‘took over’ their hosts at different locations, but they all ended up gravitating towards another and finding each other shortly after their arrival.
The Travelers engaged in extensive training before entering into a body. Their skills vary and some train for several years and even complete rigorous simulations of what Earth is like before their entering into the host body.
The Travelers must live the lives and manage responsibilities of their host in addition to carrying out missions from The Director in order to complete The Grand Plan. This is congruent with many Starseeds’ experience as they ‘awaken’ at some point in their life and ultimately work to liberate humanity from the Dark Forces:
  • The Director
Now this part might put some people off but I think the writers of the show were attempting to make this story at least reasonably practical from a scientific standpoint. The Travelers receive their missions and orders from ‘The Director’ which is an extremely advanced Quantum AI which possesses the capability to send consciousness back in time and space. My own personal interpretation of this is that ‘The Director’ is ‘Source’ and that ‘Source’ knows exactly where to place various Starseeds so they can complete the missions they trained for.
  • The Faction (The Cabal)
In the show there is a malevolent group of people from the future who think the only way to save the planet and ensure the future they desire is to cull 30% of the population via engineered biological disease. They seek to destroy/restructure The Director for their own purpose. This is exactly the kind of thinking we see in many shows and movies which we know is the directive of the Cabal.
The Faction group members enter into a host body by simply forcing the previous consciousness out and taking over the body, effectively killing the person. They also take over the bodies of powerful high-level positions in government and society.
Later on in the show The Faction utilizes a space-time attenuator in order to block all communication from The Director to the Positive Travelers. It is an advanced technology that they brought with them and is a very effective tool against the Positive Travelers.
  • The 6 Protocols
In the show there are rules and protocols that the Travelers must abide by or their actions could lead to devastating consequences on the timelines. I will be quoting these from the Wiki Travelers website:
  • Protocol Alpha
Top Priority.
Protocol Alpha requires all Travelers to do whatever it takes to resolve the issue at hand.
  • Protocol 1
The mission comes first.
This means putting aside all other priorities for the task at hand. A Traveler must be dedicated to the mission, and it must be the most important thing to them. Completing the mission is the only task that really matters. Everything you do as a Traveler should somehow further the mission’s objective.
  • Protocol 2

Never jeopardize your cover.
This has two parts:

  • Do not call each other by future names “Leave the future in the past”.
  • Do not use future knowledge for personal gain.
Either of those things could mean that people will find out there is something off about you, that you aren’t really who you say you are. Self-control is key to becoming a Traveler. You are no longer who you were in the future. You must assume the identity of your host and acknowledge your team only as their new identity. The future knowledge you have is for the betterment of your mission and your fellow Travelers, not for your own advancement.

Protocol 2H
Updates are not to be discussed with anyone. Ever.

Periodically a Historian will need to be updated due to changes in the timeline caused by Travelers. Updates will include historical information relevant to a team’s role in the Grand Plan, including potential candidates, investments, etc. But by its very nature, updates may also include historical information about your team members, loved ones, about the Historian. This is a burden they will have to carry with them until the day they die—a date which, for obvious reasons, will be omitted from the update.
  • Protocol 3

Don’t take a life; don’t save a life, unless otherwise directed. Do not interfere.

That’s not what you’re here for. Changing the past can have dire consequences to the future, and the mission is the only change that has been mandated. Refrain from putting yourself in a position where you have to take or save a life. The lives of others are not your concern, do not interfere.
  • Protocol 4

Do not reproduce.

This can massively interfere with the mission, and involves changes to the past that have not been approved. Refrain from creating relationships that can lead to this. Do not complicate things.
  • Protocol 5

In the absence of direction, maintain your host’s life.

Keeping your host alive means keeping yourself alive to further the mission. Maintain good health, and avoid situations that put your host in danger. Your host’s death means your own death. You were sent here for a reason, and the mission needs you.
  • Protocol 6
No inter-team/deep web communication except in extreme emergencies or when sanctioned.
Your team is the only group of Travelers you should be interacting with. You share a common mission, and the others have their own missions. You do not need to interact, and should refrain from doing so at all costs. Extreme emergencies may warrant an exception to this rule, but the situation must be dire indeed.
Some of these protocols are extreme and actually could apply to some Starseeds in certain high-level positions with critical missions to complete. However, I believe only a few apply to the everyday Starseed. On many occasions the group would complete a mission and then nothing would happen for a short while. They would have to exercise Protocol 5 and live the lives of the host body they are in. In other words, Starseeds live their daily lives, go to work/raise a family, all while working for the liberation of humanity.
  • Messengers (Synchronicities, Mission Information Downloads)
Throughout the show, usually small children and sometimes adults are ‘taken over’ temporarily to give the members of the group messages or instructions about their missions. These individuals are not harmed in any way and don’t remember providing the message. Sometimes messengers are used to communicate that a Traveler or Travelers are not on the right path and must revert back to the task at hand. Due to free will and unforeseen circumstances this occurs frequently. This is something I’m sure we can all relate to! The Universe/Higher Self will give you signs and synchronicities to help you get back on your path.
  • No Plan Survives the Battle Field
There were many instances in the show where missions didn’t go according to plan. This included the emotions of the Travelers and their host body’s previous obligations: family, friends, work and so on. Sometimes they didn’t agree with a mission and decided take matters into their own hands, forcing The Director to make alternative plans to ensure a positive outcome for the mission. The term ‘improvising’ came up frequently and was frowned upon.
Often these Travelers are kept in the dark about the full-picture of their missions and details are not willingly given at first (this one I KNOW applies to some of you!). At one point one of the main characters was ordered to assassinate a senator, the reasons for why didn’t become clear until later, but it was necessary, unfortunately.
  • Traveler (Starseed) Exhaustion
They are several times throughout the show where the Travelers express how exhausted they are from having to work on missions and live their daily lives. One of the main character’s host body was addicted to drugs, creating an incredibly difficult experience for the Traveler:
Sometimes they get caught up in the emotions and drama of their host’s lives and for whatever reason decide to veer off of the path for The Grand Plan. The Director sees everything that happens and implements countermeasures to ensure the carrying out of the missions to ensure the completion of The Grand Plan:
They often made remarks about how they don’t care for money and how little of it they receive from their jobs.
  • The First Corrupted Traveler
Travelers are identified by numerical designation and we learn in later episodes that this first Traveler was supposed to be a test or proof of concept to make sure the consciousness transfer was successful. He didn’t complete his mission and he became quite negative. He went on to become wealthy and powerful and exercised his fortune and resources to find, capture, torture and prevent the Positive Travelers from completing their missions and finding him.
  • Mission Compartmentalization
What the Travelers learn at one point is that there are vastly higher numbers of them on the surface of the planet than they realized and that many were made unaware of each other’s presence and missions. Some of them are not supposed to associate with one another, especially those in high-level positions, so as to prevent their identities from being discovered and jeopardizing their missions. Every individual and group is sychronistically given objectives and information on what initiatives to carry out next by The Director who is watching everything happen moment by moment.
  • The Ending
The show’s ending is obviously indicative that it is supposed to continue into a 3rd season which would reconcile this final battle between positive and negative and ensure a better future for humanity. I won’t give away the ending but it left me both frustrated and feeling excited for more developments.
  • Conclusion
This show is filled with many more examples of what life is like from the Starseed perspective. There is togetherness, distraction, delays, confusion, betrayal and everything else that we see happening in our daily lives today. If there was ever a motion picture Starseed Manifesto, this show is it. It is currently on its 2nd second and it is available on Netflix as of the time of this writing.
As an interesting addition to this analysis I will include that Stargate SG-1 actress and director Amanda Tapping was involved in this show in the same capacity. It is highly probable that the Stargate series and movies were a military-sanctioned disclosure. We know thanks to various e-mail hacks and leaks that the military-industrial-complex works directly with Hollywood by permitting or rejecting certain shows to be created that are military-oriented or otherwise.

Amanda Tapping on the show Stargate SG-1

Whistle-blowers such as Corey Goode have communicated that the Stargate series featured a wealth of classified intel and technology not available to the public as of yet. It is my opinion that this show Travelers is no exception to these circumstances, especially with Amanda Tapping, who has likely worked with the military before.

Amanda Tapping on the Netflix show Travelers

Thanks to: https://truthearth.org


The Megalithic Stone Heads Of Mount Nemrut And The Gate Of Heaven

Posted: 10 Feb 2018 07:19 AM PST

The Megalithic Stone Heads Of Mount Nemrut And The Gate Of Heaven

Located in Southeastern Turkey, more than 2,000 meters above sea level on Mount Nemrut, lie the ancient ruins of the lost Kingdom of Commagene.
Thousands of years ago, to be more precise in 62 BC, Kling Antiochus erected a mysterious royal sanctuary there and made sure it would forever be remembered.
Supermassive statues of lions, Eagles, Persian and Greek Gods, as well as sculptures of the king himself, were built imposingly.
Three terraces, to the North, East, and West, surround the 50 meters high mound (145 meters in diameter) formed by small limestones:
On the East terrace, we find two rows of stone stelae with sculptures in relief: one of them with the Macedonian ancestors of Antiochus I and another with their Persian ancestors.
On the west terrace, there is also a row of stelae, where Leo’s horoscope and Antiochus I himself is shown shaking hands with a deity.
On the north terrace, the existing stelae have neither reliefs nor inscriptions.

Antiochus I of Commagene had a funerary burial mound built on top of the mountain flanked by huge statues (8-9 meters high) of himself. In addition, to massive statues depicting the King as one with the Gods, two lions, two eagles and different Armenian, Greek and Persian gods, such as Hercules, Zeus, Oromasdes (associated with the Persian god Ahura Mazda), Tique and Apolo-Mitra were also built at the site.
Archaeologists have found evidence that the statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them.
Now, the heads of the statues are scattered on the ground; damage to the heads (especially the noses) suggests that they were deliberately produced by iconoclasts.
There are also stone slabs with bas-relief figures that are thought to have been part of a large frieze.

Statues that depict King Antiochus shaking hands with the ‘Gods,’ as if the gods recognize him as one of their own, welcoming him to the stars.
This royal sanctuary, as well as the kingdom, were strangely abandoned in the first century AD.
So far, experts have not discovered the king’s legendary burial chamber.

Researchers did, however, find a shaft that King Antiochus had built into the mountain, which according to experts, displays exceptional knowledge of advanced astronomy.
The shaft runs into the mountainside at an angle of 35 degrees to the horizontal, and it is believed to be about 150 meters long. Curiously, there’s nothing at the bottom.
Computer analysis has revealed that on two days of the year, the sun’s rays would illuminate the bottom of the shaft; once when in line with the constellation of Leo and once when in line with Orion.

This is a particularly exciting area in the night sky since it happens to be the path where the sun crosses over the Milky Way galaxy.
Curiously, this to the ancient world was known as the Gate of Heaven.
Even more interesting is the fact that there were Gates to Heaven; one where they cross in the north and the other where they cross in the south.
Featured image credit: Shutterstock.

Thanks to: https://ancient-code.com


Pipeline Just Leaked 42,000 Gallons of Diesel Into Indiana Stream

Posted: 28 Mar 2018 07:54 AM PDT

Pipeline Just Leaked 42,000 Gallons of Diesel Into Indiana Stream
Posted on March 27, 2018

By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze
In what has now become common place in the United States, a leak from a Marathon Petroleum Corporation pipeline was detected last Tuesday evening. In all, 42,000 gallons of diesel spilled into Big Creek and Posey Creek, Indiana before the leak was even discovered.
Although the pipeline was immediately shut off and workers used two booms to contain the spill before it reached the Wabash river, the EPA is considering the incident “a large spill.”
The on-scene coordinator for the EPA, Kevin Turner, said that he did not believe the spill would impact wildlife and that no fish deaths have been reported yet.
However, the spill traveled four miles before it was stopped and Turner told the Indianapolis Star that “if the product had made it to the Wabash then we would not be able to collect any of it.”

Marathon was moving the fuel from its Robinson, Illinois refinery to its terminal located on the Ohio river in Mount Vernon, Indiana. Turner expects about 60% of the diesel to be skimmed and efforts are underway to recover the fuel.
This is not the only time that a Marathon pipeline has leaked. In April 2016, a pipeline near Mount Carmel, Illinois spilled 48,300 gallons into the Wabash River, as a result of erosion that had exposed the pipeline.
The pipeline was exposed to the river bottom itself due to the fact that it had been buried beneath the river. This is precisely the type of concern voiced by the Keystone XL Pipeline protesters and the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters who pointed out that burying pipelines under the river could cause this kind of ecological damage.

According to The Intercept, the Dakota Access Pipeline leaked five times in 2017. More protests are occurring against the proposed Kinder-Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Extension coming from the Alberta Tar Sands, which Singer and environmental activist Neil Young compared to Hiroshima to Vancouver, B.C.
Undark reported in 2016 that there have been more than 1300 crude oil spills in the United States from pipelines alone since 2010.
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Corey Feldman Claims He Was Stabbed in Homicide Attempt, But Cops Disagree

Posted: 28 Mar 2018 04:07 PM PDT

Corey Feldman Claims He Was Stabbed in Homicide Attempt, But Cops Disagree

ByDanielle Corcione
Danielle Corcione is a news writer for Complex. Their work has also appeared in Teen Vogue, Playboy, Esquire, Vice, and more. Visit daniellecorcione.com to learn more. Follow @decorcione
Mar 28, 2018

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The Lost Boys and Goonies actor Corey Feldman says he was stabbed Tuesday night by a stranger.
TMZ reports the stabbing was inflicted in the 46-year-old’s abdomen. Three men approached Feldman’s car while driving in Los Angeles‘s San Fernando Valley. Feldman had a security guard present in his own car, but the guard was distracted by the three men when another car pulled up and the attacker jumped out.
Corey Feldman‏Verified account @Corey_Feldman


3:38 AM – 28 Mar 2018

The attackers apparently quickly fled the scene and Feldman was rushed to the hospital to treat his wound.
Feldman tweeted at LAPD to investigate the case as an attempted homicide. However, Officer Luis Garcia told Hollywood Reporter and Fox News that Feldman didn’t have any injuries or scratches at alll.

Corey Feldman‏Verified account @Corey_Feldman

3:38 AM – 28 Mar 2018

Feldman also mentioned the threats he receives on social media from a “vile ‘wolfpack'” and explained Tuesday night’s incident was a result of such comments.
According to Page Six, Feldman testified in favor of the Child Victims Act, which if passed, would allow sexual violence survivors more time to sue their abusers in the state of New York. Feldman is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and has been vocal about seeking justice for other survivors.

MORE HERE: http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2018/03/corey-feldman-stabbed-homicide-attempt

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Nxivm cult leader coerced women into sex, branded initials on his ‘slaves,’ authorities say

Posted: 28 Mar 2018 03:30 PM PDT

Many of the conscious communities I have been on and been involved with are BAT SHIT NUTZ on some level. Here is one in the news! I am not saying all conscious communities are wrong or bad, but many are beyond not right…

This NUT BAG Explains himself in this way:
Raniere was promoted as a “scientist, mathematician, philosopher, entrepreneur, educator, inventor and author” who has “devoted his life to studying the human psychodynamic and developing new tools for human empowerment, expression and ethics,”
But in Truth, he did this (put women in cages???wtf??)

MIT Professor Shows Students “Black Mirror” So They Won’t Create Dystopian Tech

Posted: 03 Feb 2018 03:27 PM PST

MIT Professor Shows Students “Black Mirror” So They Won’t Create Dystopian Tech

  • Feb 3, 2018

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the leading technology research centers in the world, which makes it one of the most likely places to crank out disturbing dystopian technologies that pose a risk to freedom, life, and the environment. MIT has made headlines in the past with military robots and scary AI projects, even going so far as to create a “nightmare machine,” an AI that could “creatively imagine what terrifies humans.”
The nightmare machine project brought up many comparisons to the dystopian Netflix series “Black Mirror,” which features a different story of technology tyranny or creepiness each episode, sort of a modern take on the old show “The Twilight Zone.”
Not everyone at MIT is focused on creating destructive tech with government contracts though, some of the greatest minds at the university are working against the tide to create a different type of future. Pattie Maes, the founder and director of MIT’s Fluid Interfaces research group, has started showing her students episodes of Black Mirror in hopes that they will use their knowledge to create positive technology, instead of a dystopian nightmare.
“I just think that as designers of computer technologies that will get into the hands of 2.5 billion people, that anyone who was involved in designing new services and new interfaces should really think carefully about what impact the technologies they develop will have on society and on people’s lives. Black Mirror is of course a very negative version of how things can go wrong, but I think it’s useful for all of the students and anyone involved in the development of new digital services and systems to look at that and keep that in mind as something to avoid,” Maes told The Outline.
While many groups at MIT depend on grants from the government and military for funding, Mae’s Fluid Interfaces lab takes donations from entrepreneurs who are interested in disruptive technology or “far out” ideas that may be too unconventional for other labs. For example, one of the projects involves an electronic device which was designed to “extend hypnagogic microdreams,” another project promises to achieve “human machine symbiosis” and “cognitive augmentation.”
“I think the typical engineering education should include more types of activities and courses that teach students to think about why and whether they want to build something. I think Facebook, for example, is the typical example of a service that is built by a lot of engineers, and I think they made a lot of mistakes and didn’t think enough about all sorts of consequences of choices they made in how they implement things,” Maes said.

“I think we need optimists because just critiquing where technology is taking us is not going to make things change. We need people who design new systems that are more aligned with people’s real, true interests and goals. We need people who will be changing the future for the better,” she added.
If you have never seen Black Mirror, below is a spoiler reel of some of the show’s most disturbing moments:


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Michael Salla Update – Was a Space Based Weapons Platform Used Against Hawaii bound Ballistic Missile?

Posted: 03 Feb 2018 03:23 PM PST

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Michael Salla Update – Was a Space Based Weapons Platform Used Against Hawaii bound Ballistic Missile?

On January 30, the Governor of Hawaii, David Ige, gave a press conference about the result of an official investigation into the January 13 ballistic missile alert that was an alleged false alarm. In the press conference Ige and other state officials gave a detailed account of the scenario that led to the false alarm.

While the official investigation concluded the emergency alert was a false alarm due to human error and a poorly designed reporting process, eyewitnesses continue to emerge saying they saw a meteorite, or something like it, exploding high in the sky over the Hawaii islands only minutes before the alert. Furthermore, eyewitnesses claim to have seen a television story about the exploding meteorite or object, before the news story was pulled.

In a video published on January 14, Marfoogle Watutu [a pseudonym] claims he was told by his sister, a Maui resident, about a tourist boat which carried multiple eyewitnesses to the exploding meteorite:

My sister has lived in Maui for eight years and what she is finding out is that a group of boaters that actually run a tour company say now that they saw something get blown out of the sky.
So, they said it looked like a meteor and then all of a sudden there was a big boom and it lit up the entire sky.  It was 8 o’clock in the morning. . .
Maybe this was not a drill after all.  Maybe our Boys in Blue and Boys in Green shot it down. And I would think that the U.S. would not want to cause more panic if they did try to launch something at Hawaii.  Then, of course, they would say it was a mistake.  They took responsibility very quickly that it was a mistake. . . This could be bullshit but I just had to relay that. . . [Transcription Source]

Apparently, some of the tourists were interviewed by a local news channel that aired these before the story was pulled.

Marfoogle has to date not released the names of any of the eyewitnesses or the tour boat company involved, making it difficult to confirm his story.  He claims that Joe Rogan, a former comedian who now hosts The Joe Rogan Experience, has contacted him and is contemplating doing a report on the incident, and that some of the names have been released to him.

Continue Reading at …… http://exopolitics.org/was-a-space-based-weapons-platform-used-against-hawaii-bound-ballistic-missile/

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Breaking: Arizona Man Who Sold Ammo To Stephen Paddock Is Charged – Closer To The Truth?

Posted: 03 Feb 2018 02:44 PM PST

Breaking: Arizona Man Who Sold Ammo To Stephen Paddock Is Charged – Closer To The Truth?
by  IWB  · Published February 3, 2018

by Ruby Henley
The second suspect in the Las Vegas Massacre has been charged.  Douglas Haig said in an interview today he had met with Stephen Paddock three times, but in his first interview he said he had nothing to do with him at all.  He has changed his tune.  Haig is clearly afraid, saying he knew when the Las Vegas police served their warrant they wanted to find some type of link between him and Paddock.
I am not accusing Haig, but he did have a connection to Paddock.  He sold ammunition to him and met him three different times – one time at his own home in Arizona.
He is being charged with manufacturing armor-piercing bullets, according to court documents. So it seems they are going after manufacturers of ammo now.  I know these bullets are specialized and a far cry from normal ammunition.

Unfired armor-piercing bullets found inside the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the Oct. 1 attack had the fingerprints of ammunition dealer Douglas Haig, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Phoenix. The criminal charge is the fact that Haig did not  have a license to manufacture armor-piercing ammunition.  Thus, that is clearly against the law.
Haig has acknowledged selling 720 rounds of tracer ammunition to Paddock in the weeks before the shooting that killed 58 people. Tracer bullets contain a pyrotechnic charge that illuminates the path of fired bullets so shooters can see whether their aim is correct.


The LinkedIn page showed that Haig had “DOD Top Secret Clearance” and worked for weapons manufacturers.  According to the page, he is presently a senior engineer at Honeywell Aerospace.
CBS News has confirmed Douglas Haig lives in Mesa, Arizona. Haig is an aerospace engineer and specializes in military ammunition, according to his LinkedIn page.
The website for Haig’s company, Specialized Military Ammunition LLC, sells tracer and incendiary ammunition. Haig’s online website is currently closed indefinitely. Paddock used incendiary ammunition during the shooting that killed 58 people and injured 800. He also tried to buy tracer rounds prior to the shooting.

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According to Haig’s LinkedIn page, he developed ammunition and weapons for defense contractors such as Northrop Grumman and Boeing. He currently lists himself as a senior engineer at Honeywell Aerospace.

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I am rather suspicious of Haig as he told KXNV that he met Paddock only once, and that he otherwise didn’t know him.  But, in fact, he met him 3 different times.
Douglas Haig is the name of a business associate on a website called Specialized Military Ammunition. The website describes itself as “your source for premium, MILSPEC, tracer and incendiary ammunition in popular military calibers,” including ammunition that “ignites diesel and kerosene.”
You will remember that Paddock pierced the fuel filled tanks near the concert area.  Why did he do that?  I still do not understand that.
There is not much to tell here yet.  Bottom line is Haig isn’t believed to have committed a federal crime or to have had any knowledge of the attack.
But Haig does not have a license to manufacture armor-piercing ammunition, he had a website where he sold specialized military ammunition, including armor piercing ammo, according to the criminal complaint.
I am suspicious of Haig due to the fact he did change his story from I did not know him to I met with him three times…one time being at my home in Mesa, Arizona.

Laura Loomer had this to say about Haig:

Haig’s connection to Paddock and the shooting is unclear, but in another confusing development, Clark County Nevada Coroner John Fudenberg is defying a court order to release the full autopsy report for Paddock – even though Paddock’s body was cremated in December.
According to the Daily Caller, District Court Judge Timothy Williams ordered the coroner Tuesday to immediately release the autopsy. Fudenberg is conferring with others in his office, and no date had been given for his compliance with the judge’s order, the corner’s office told The Daily Caller.
The office also told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the report wouldn’t be released until it was “finalized.”
“The coroner’s office has fought to keep autopsy reports confidential,” according to the the Review-Journal.

It’s difficult to imagine what component of the autopsy could, at this point, be left unfinished; after all, Paddock’s body was destroyed weeks ago. And yet, the coroner has chosen to pay $32,000 in legal costs instead of turning over the final report.
“The shooter’s body was cremated Dec. 21. How can the autopsy report not be ‘finalized’ when the body was cremated more than five weeks ago?” Review-Journal Editor-in-Chief Keith Moyer publicly stated. “The law is squarely on the side of the public’s right to open government.”
An interim report released Jan. 8 gave only scant information about the autopsy and did not release either the autopsy or a toxicology report on Paddock.
“Preliminarily, the injuries noted were on the posterior of both calves and a gunshot wound to the upper palette inside the decedent’s mouth with obvious damage to the upper teeth,” the department stated.

Here are some theories we might keep in mind:

  1. Paddock was an arms dealer, but a patsy. He was killed by the people he was selling arms to. This would make sense as to why he gambled so much money every year according to his taxes where his occupation was listed “professional gambler”. He was laundering his money from gun-running through casinos via gambling. This fits with several different theories as to who the shooter was and why:

2.. The Vegas incident was an elaborate assassination attempt on the ruling Monarch, who was in Vegas at the time. There would be one shooter targeting the King, and then the shooter at the concert would cover their escape and try to hit those fuel tanks to create a bigger diversion. The chaos of the aftermath would cover their escape and prevent first responders from saving the King.

4 Paddock was a child trafficker for the deep state and turned terrorist when the deep state threatened to turn on him and his family. Paddock had been working for the CIA, trafficking children from the Philippines to high ranking pedophiles in the U.S. He thought his work for the deep state would protect him from prosecution. Once he found out they were about to sell him out, he went nuts and went on a shooting rampage for revenge.

We may never know the truth, but I know we will all keep trying.

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Alien Tech In USAF Hands At Secret Base In Palm Beach, Florida

Posted: 05 Jan 2018 06:33 AM PST

Alien Tech In USAF Hands At Secret Base In Palm Beach, Florida, Photos, UFO Sighting News.

Date of discovery: Jan 3, 2018
Location of discovery: Palm beach, Florida
Google coordinates: 26°55’42.64″N 80°20’23.97″W
Source: Google Earth Free Map
This is alien tech in the US militaries hands. This spacecraft, located at a top secret airport, was found on Google Earth and shows a diamond stealth craft built for high speed flight. Although this craft has some similarities to an X-47B, it is clearly a whole new evolution of that craft. As you can see, the shape is almost the same, however the back 30% is totally different. Awesome discovery by Secureteam10 of Youtube.
Scott C. Waring

Nanoparticles in Our Environment May Have More Harmful Effects Than We Think

How We Are All Individual Dimensions of Reality

Posted: 04 Jan 2018 08:20 PM PST

How We Are All Individual Dimensions of Reality

y Tamara Rant; Conscious Life News

“What you are basically deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself.” – Alan Watts

The dictionary definition of the word “fractal” is as follows:

noun a curve or geometric figure, each part of which has the same statistical characteristic as the whole. Fractals are useful in modeling structures (such as eroded coastlines or snowflakes) in which similar patterns recur at progressively smaller scales, and in describing partly random or chaotic phenomena such as crystal growth, fluid turbulence, and galaxy formation.

Wow. Just…Wow.

If we consider that this same scaling applies to human consciousness, then each of us is an individual dimension of reality; infinite and of the Source, yet forever re-creating itself in every passing moment and with every passing thought. As the great Spiritual Masters have always said, thoughts create reality and I most downheartedly have to agree.

It is scientific fact that we and everything else in the known Universe and all of existence for that matter (no pun intended), is made of energy. Quantum Physics is the study of what is working at the minuscule level of reality doing the really BIG work of creation. In other words, it’s the study of the very small and yet it’s contributions thus far to the world of physics have been gigantic.

Another area of physics that supports the notion we are all our own dimensions is fractal dynamics. This is a system that we see literally built into nature and expressed as Phi or The Golden Ratio or my personal favorite, The Fibonacci Sequence. It is living evidence of an ever-unfolding, always seeking to expand and express, force of the “moving mind” of creation.

The Fibonacci Sequence in our bones is what allows us to form a perfect closed fist. The joints of our hands are sized perfectly to roll up in this way.

The spiral of the nautilus, the hurricane, and even galaxies are expressions of this divine expansion. And we have this expression built into us in more ways than one. Our bones are segmented in such a way as they follow the Fibonacci Sequence (see image for example). And our third eye, or Pineal Gland (often called the “seat of the Soul”), is what we could consider our “home base” in reality. This is where we “sit” and observe our world via the five senses and beyond.

We can see fractal dynamics expressed in atoms, cells, people, plants, animals, stars, etc. Dr. Bruce Lipton says we are not one living human being, but actually a community of 50 trillion living cells. That fact alone continues to blow my mind every time I think about it! But let’s go further and take what Quantum Physics tells us about matter existing everywhere at once, until it is observed. Then and only then does it form locality and appear “stable” and in one spot of reality. But as we know, it’s all relative and reality is based on perspective.

If we look deeper beyond the fabric of physical reality, we begin to see that all of creation is based on mathematics. Which can always be translated into sound and light. Light is mathematics that informs whereas sound is mathematics that transforms. Human are beings attuned to react and respond to both. Sound and light can have both positive and negative health effects on us and this is yet another demonstration of the polarity and duality of this reality; which ironically is trying to showing us through differences and competition how systems in nature actually work in in cooperative and that we are all truly One.

With the power of consciousness, we are all dimensions of reality because we all have the power to change, shift and redirect our own lives. We all can be in the same spot and experience completely different things. We all have the ability and choice to make words, looks, vibes, actions, and anything else mean what we want it to mean and thus react how we perceive to be “reasonable” in the moment.

To me, it’s all in how we define “dimension”. Personally, I consider it a splinter in the space of creation that is ever-unfolding and which simply allows more space that allows for more creation. In other words…a fractal. And I think it’s pretty clear we’re all about those fractals.

Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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Astronomers Discover Massive ‘Magnetic Bridge’ Between the Closest Galaxies

Posted: 04 Jan 2018 06:16 PM PST

Astronomers Discover Massive ‘Magnetic Bridge’ Between the Closest Galaxies

by Cassius Methyl; The Mind Unleashed

The two galaxies closest to our Milky Way galaxy are called the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. They are irregular dwarf galaxies both orbiting ours, actually set to eventually be swallowed by the Milky Way.

This is a picture of the two galaxies:

(Image credit: Wiki)

For the first time, astronomers have concluded that the bridge connecting these two dwarf galaxies is magnetic. The Magellanic Bridge was discovered in 1963, but now more is apparently known about magnetism between gigantic structures in the universe.

The discovery could provide insight into how the universe is full of magnetism and electric energy of various kinds. Despite unimaginably long distances, galaxies are now known to interact magnetically.

Jane Kaczmarek, a student at the University of Sydney made a measurement of the hydrogen bridge between the 2 dwarf galaxies, calculating a “magnetic field strength of 0.3 x10-6 Gauss.” How this calculation can be confirmed as accurate, I’m not sure.

She said:

“It’s only recently that we have become able to detect a field this weak. This is the first time [an astronomical] field has been detected not through magnetization’s effect on its own light.

We think the magnetic fields get pulled out of the clouds as well, this changes the alignment of the field, but the field itself stays.”

The calculation was published in Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society.

According to Sky and Telescope, Australia is a place like no other to observe the phenomena because of its position in the Southern Hemisphere:

“For stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s easy to forget that the Milky Way is actively consuming two dwarf galaxies. Those in the Southern Hemisphere have a front row seat to watch our galaxy wreak havoc on the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC).

Now, for the first time, researchers using the Australia Telescope Compact Array radio telescope in New South Wales, Australia, have detected a magnetic field in the space between the Magellanic Clouds. Called the Magellanic Bridge, this structure is a 75,000 light-year long filament of gas and dust that stretches from the LMC to the SMC.”

In the 1950’s, our Milky Way galaxy was found to have a magnetic field, affecting solar systems and dust within certain regions. Eventually, the concept of a galaxy having a magnetic field became common.

It is believed that most galaxies have magnetic fields, and even more strange, clusters of galaxies share magnetic energy in ways that we don’t understand at all. Galaxies that are an incomprehensible distance apart can share magnetism.

Thanks to: http://www.riseearth.com

Do We Really Create Our Own Reality? The Myths and Dangers of New Age Belief

Posted: 04 Jan 2018 08:21 PM PST

Do We Really Create Our Own Reality? The Myths and Dangers of New Age Belief

by Jack Adam WeberWake Up World

Some believe that we are responsible for creating our own reality, for regulating and determining our experience. I think this is only partially true, and if you look closely at your own life, you might also notice the fallacies in this New Age meme.

We unconsciously choose experiences by way of the neural circuits laid down in our brains from past learning (conditioning). This is why we attract situations that allow us to recreate old patterns — the circuitry from prior learning experiences is already laid down in our nervous system and we act on it. However, we also are capable of making choices that are not conditioned responses, especially if we recognize our habitual responses — habits that are comfortable, however unhealthy and limiting.

Making new, positive, pattern-breaking choices often causes fear, even though these choices allow us to grow and live better lives. We fear what is unknown, what is foreign to us, even if it is healthier than what is known and unhealthy. It takes consciously recognizing this dynamic, or we are likely to remain comfortably numb or simply recoil in fear when presented with new, life-affirming choices.

If we believe that we create our own reality, when life inevitably falls apart, we can then easily blame ourselves for “failing,” not being good enough, strong enough, or whatever-enough, to have prevented these downturns — because, the logic goes, we create our own reality. But what if we recognize that we don’t always create our own reality, that we are only partially in control (and sometimes never), that bad things happen to us beyond our control (just examine your life), and that events can affect us beyond our ability to cope? Well, then we wouldn’t have to blame ourselves for all that goes wrong; we would also be more in touch with reality, and make room and allowance to be kinder to ourselves, and others.

Finally, when we recognize that we can only fail at things we have control over, this frees us up for more self-compassion and compassion for others.

Shame and Blame

“The belief that our thoughts create our reality is as seductive as it is misleading. It would be nice if we had unlimited power to change things, but we don’t have total control over life. Other people have free will and make decisions based upon their own needs and predilections. We delude ourselves if we think we can control others’ choices and all the environmental forces that inevitably affect us.” ~ John Amodeo, PhD

A black-and-white belief that we create our own reality can lead to shame, self-blame, and excess stress. Ironically, and in reality, this is a misperception. Just look around you: how many healthy, compassionate, connected people do you know that are not (strongly) affected by external circumstances and others’ actions? Narcissists and sociopaths are some of the only exceptions I can think of.

Receiving information from, and being affected by, our environment is to be human and important to every level of our wellness. In a sense, to cut off this feedback loop so that we can try to be in control (and usually happy) is to isolate ourselves and, in a sense, become sociopathic because we are dumbing down challenging inputs that also make possible our vulnerability, compassion, and passion.

When we boil it down, it seems that the desire to “create our own reality” most often stems from our fear of feeling pain. Sure, we can minimize the negative experiences we have. But, have you considered that doing so is itself a form of pain, a passive pain perhaps, for all the juicy humanness and heartfelt psycho-spiritual qualities we don’t get when we ostracize failure, falling apart, and disappointment from our experience?

Most of us experience some level of upset, or even breakdown, if someone we love is hurt or dies, if we lose a job we need or like, if we lose our money, or are betrayed by someone else. To think that we are responsible for, and can avoid, our sorrow when we lose someone we love (there are so many beliefs to try to do just this, rather than feel the pain of it) is to miss out on grief.

And to avoid on grief is to store pain in our body-mind, to preclude living deeply and authentically, and to miss out on the large-heartedness that comes from passing through challenging emotions. This does not mean that certain cognitive work — such as remembering that everything is impermanent, that better times might be ahead, and even that it’s okay to be sad — isn’t helpful. It is, but not as a wholesale attempt to dismiss and avoid feeling pain.

It does mean that we affect one another. In his article, “Finding Purpose,” psychologist Steven Stosny writes:

“Human beings are social animals, hard-wired to react emotionally to one another. In fact, our emotions are far more contagious than any known virus. This means that every one of our interactions with other people changes us and them a tiny bit, for better or worse … Due to the vast contagion of emotions, even our most subtle interactions with other people help determine whether they treat their loved ones well, ignore them, or hurt them.”

We are not in full control, and in many cases not even largely so, over how we respond. Nor should we be. Neuroscience, for example, has shown that we react involuntarily to many threats because if we were able to pause and consciously evaluate our response (think lion leaping out of the bush to eat you), we would in effect be able to choose to endanger our survival more than is evolutionarily advantageous.

The psychiatrist, author, and Nazi war camp hero and survivor Victor Frankl said:

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

This recognition — that how we perceive and react or respond to situations, especially tough ones, determines (part of?) our experience — is wisdom. I notice that I can mitigate some of the drama and trauma in my life by regulating how I respond. And, while I am no one to contend with Dr. Frankl, I don’t think Dr. Frankl meant that we are unaffected by our environments, or even that we can always internally regulate ourselves in a way that doesn’t cause us pain. Anxiety, fear, hopelessness, and sadness all happen. And, we can catch ourselves when we overreact to these feelings, assume false conclusions from them, or act out in reaction to them and thereby worsen our suffering. Ironically, embracing and accepting these difficult feelings helps prevent these pitfalls.

To some degree, we can choose our responses. This can better our lives. Often, we must respond counter-intuitively to how we feel. The less we exercise our bodies, for example, the lazier we can become and the less we feel like moving. If we were to just listen and obey how we feel — like not moving — the worse we will feel (though, of course, not exercising is appropriate at times like during illness). Moving, even though part of us would prefer not to, usually is what we need to do to feel better, and to shift how we feel about moving again!

Unless our feelings give us accurate signals that truly protect and benefit us, we should be careful not to make automatic conclusions based on how we feel. Often our feelings don’t truly protect us, but are overreactions to evolutionarily programmed stimuli. An example is our evolutionarily coded ability, and proclivity, to detect snakes on the ground, to which our visual centers, according to psychologist Jordan Peterson, have become genetically coded to pay extra attention.

Trauma is Real

Being verbally assaulted, physically injured, or emotionally abused take their toll and affect, often profoundly, even when we are adults and fully conscious of the circumstances and design of the injury. And even when we choose how we respond, which can help to mitigate some of the damage and not pile self-induced suffering on top of damage already done.

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is such an example. We develop fear and anxiety from situations that once hurt us; this hurt and fear caused neural pathways to code for these responses in our brain and extended nervous system. So that, when presented with a similar future situation that reminds us of the same or similar danger, we will have a mechanism in place to elicit fear so that we can better protect ourselves.

What happens, unfortunately, is that the more primitive parts of our brain — especially the midbrain and its emotional centers — can overreact to threatening situations and our involuntary response is similarly excessive and out of control, causing us pain, a desire to avoid triggering situations, and dysregulation of our nervous system.

The gap between stimulus and response is our freedom to practice how we respond. And practice doesn’t make perfect; it makes progress. In the end, we are affected by our environment in ways we can and can’t control. We are affected by circumstances that are not our own choosing. Random things happen in life that we will may never understand. We can’t control everything, not even our own responses. Nor should we. And, again, we can only fail at things we have control over. Embracing the mystery of beneficent and brutal experience, as well as the ordinary magic of self-control and self-regulation, we live in a constant, shape-shifting interplay in relation to our environment and perception of our experiences.

So, give yourself a break. Acknowledge reality. Yes, we can minimize and even shrug off some insults and suffer less by using our good minds. We can employ mindfulness, self-help techniques, behavior modification, and other healing tools. But many insults — most in fact — we cannot entirely shrug off. Trauma is real and gets under our skin and into us, to some degree. And this creates an opportunity into humanness, into the heart of being fully here.

More significant heart-hurts allow us to discover our own shadow and woundedness, the opportunity to foster compassion instead of defensiveness and violence. These injuries affect us in ways we might not even want to admit. Others are merely abusive insults we don’t need and should seek to avoid. And, being able to keenly and humbly admit what is ours and what is someone else’s is a constant learning process.

But to hold the belief that we are responsible for creating our own reality at every turn is a form of self-harm, a recipe for toxic shame and blame. Just as we can soothe another, we can injure another. We affect each other; we matter to one another. We are one — we need each other, and we matter to one another.

And we are alone, but never entirely so. Accepting life’s inevitable suffering helps us accept these truths. If we are afraid of and deny life’s suffering, we might be tempted to adopt black and white beliefs that end up causing us more suffering — because they’re untrue, if we are honest about them. And this is why emotional and intellectual honesty are so important.

Violence in Disguise

The flip side of believing that we entirely create our own reality is that it might give us the unconscious belief that it’s okay to treat others poorly. After all, the (unconscious) logic follows, what we do to others doesn’t matter because they are solely responsible for how they perceive and experience our actions — how they create their own reality. We can’t really hurt them because they are responsible and can control how they respond, right?


On this note, and parallel to the create your own reality meme, another New Age nonsense slogan is that “We aren’t responsible for other people’s feelings.” Who believes this can justify any action, just as someone who believes we create our own realities, for the people whom they trigger (read: violate and hurt) are at fault for reacting the way they do … because those that hurt create their own reality.

In other words, the insidious belief goes: people only hurt because they react or respond incorrectly and irresponsibly. As if there were always some way to respond that would prevent us from feeling hurt by others’ cruelty. As Michael Stipe of REM says, “Everybody hurts”, and many of us hurt in excess and needlessly at the behest of abusive and unconscious others.

I have known several people who believe in creating their own reality that don’t take responsibility for their cruel and unfair actions. I once knew a couple that would not apologize for anything they did or said because they thought that “everything happens for a reason.”

One day in the midst of another unconscious incident, I said to them, “Well, what if the reason for this event is to feel empathy for another human being and compassionately apologize, and thereby create more healing and intimacy?” Sometimes the reason is something simple, human, and vulnerable we don’t want to see beneath our high-minded dogma.

Perhaps, as I surmise, apologizing and admitting fault triggers the perpetrator to feel shame and to self-blame for what they did. And somehow this is not okay for them; in other words, it’s not okay to make mistakes or be wrong. This in itself is a false belief and, along with self-shame, we don’t forever have to feel the effects of this self-deprecation. This is a temporary reality that can change, ironically, by relearning through mindful and cathartic self-healing.

False beliefs — and their attendant cascade of neuroendocrine effects — are often left over from past experience, often from other people’s defensiveness and imposing their own defensive false beliefs and violent acts upon us. This is how abuse and bad thinking are passed down generation to generation, generating core love wounds. Maybe our forebears were shamed for doing wrong once upon a time, or were never apologized to. And now in order not to feel that old wound, perhaps continue the violence, and silently justify it, by taking on beliefs such as “we create our own reality” and that “we are not responsible for others’ feelings.”

The truth is: not everything happens for a reason that we can know, or know entirely. By adopting superficial, defense-in-disguise New Age beliefs we may in fact only be unconsciously perpetuating the wound and its hurtful effects. This is how denying our old wounds in the name of self-righteousness and supposed virtue creates more shadow and more violence. To some degree, we all adopt twisted ideas and false beliefs to prevent from feeling pain — the rub is the shade of grey and the degree of conscious, willful denial we engage and perpetuate.

In Sum

In sum, we don’t entirely create our own realities and, to some degree, we are responsible for how others feel in response to our actions. Believing otherwise easily leads to more shame, blame, self-deflation, and violence.

We do, however, get to practice how we respond to situations. One way we can respond is through our actions. This allows our physiology to calm down, which in turn helps change our thinking and making the situation worse. We can, for example, choose to walk away from an argument in which we are no longer thinking clearly. Another is to breathe deeply to reduce the adrenaline flows of anger, anxiety, and fear.

Beliefs create actions, which create effects in our world and influence how we feel about ourselves, all of which create reactions in return, back upon us. Examining our beliefs, and noticing the painful associations we have with them, can help us unwind this learning. If we can’t face our pain, we can’t deepen and find more integrity. Instead, we tend to develop compensatory defensive beliefs, which remove us one step further from baseline truth, creating more mess upon an already faulty foundation of falsity.

Perhaps it is humanity’s collective fear of feeling emotional pain, and our lack of interconnected support to accept these difficult realities, that has led us to an equally complex system of defenses and resultant violence upon one another and the Earth. Hitler, for example, was beaten in childhood and lost his mother and father by the time he was eighteen. And four of his five siblings did not survive past childhood.

Are the horrible results of war and other grotesque abuses big and small the effects, the outward expressions, the out-picturing, the displacements, of our denied emotional pain and the beliefs we take on (consciously or not) to avoid facing and mitigating the roots of violence in our own psyches? Is our denial of emotional pain one of the drivers, if not the primary cause, beneath greed, corruption, everyday meanness, and violence of all kinds? And is this denial unconsciously behind the tidy black-and-white, false belief that we always “create our reality” and are “not responsible for other people’s feelings” — which beliefs, ironically, foster self-harm, harm of others, and harm to the planet?

About the Author:

Jack Adam Weber, L.Ac. is a Chinese medicine physician, author, celebrated poet, organic farmer, and activist for body-centered spirituality. He is also the creator of The Nourish Practice, an Earth-based rejuvenation meditation, and Healing from Heartbreak, the first installment in his “Emotional Transformation” series.

Thanks to: http://www.riseearth.com

John McCain dead at 81

Fox News

Arizona Sen. John McCain, a war hero who survived five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, served three decades in Congress and went on to become the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2008, died Saturday. He was 81 years old.

In his last hours, McCain turned down further treatment, his family announced in a statement.  

McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017. Doctors discovered the tumor during a medical procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye. He remained upbeat after the diagnosis, flying back to Washington days after surgery with a large scar visible above his eye to partake in the Senate’s health care debate.

“I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support – unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I’ll be back soon, so stand-by!” McCain tweeted on July 20 after his diagnosis.

John S. McCain III is escorted by Lt. Cmdr. Jay Coupe Jr., public relations officer, March 14, 1973, to Hanoi's Gia Lam Airport after the POW was released.  (AP Photo/Horst Faas)

John McCain escorted to Hanoi airport on March 14, 1973 after being released from prison  (AP Photo/ Horst Faas)

On Friday, his family issued a statement saying,“Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict.”

They added, “With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.”

McCain’s wife, Cindy, tweeted that her “heart is broken” following her husband’s death.

Cindy McCain


My heart is broken. I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the the place he loved best.

“I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years,” she said. “He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the the place he loved best.”

The senator’s daughter, Meghan, posted a heartfelt note online, in which she said the “task of [her] lifetime is to live up to [McCain’s] example, his expectations, and his love.”

“My father is gone, and I miss him as only an adoring daughter can,” she wrote. “He was a great fire who burned bright, and we lives in his light and warmth for so very long.  We know that his flame lives on, in each of us. The days and years to come will not be the same without my dad — but they will be good days, filled with life and love, because of the example he lived for us.”

McCain was born in 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone, where his father was stationed in the Navy. After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1958, McCain went to Vietnam.

In 1967, his A4 Skyhawk was hit by a surface-to-air missile over Hanoi. McCain was captured by the North Vietnamese, who tortured and beat him for more than five years. He was in solitary confinement for several of those years.

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“My room was fairly decent-sized – I’d say about 10 by 10,” McCain would later write. “The door was solid. There were no windows. The only ventilation came from two small holes at the top in the ceiling, about 6 inches by 4 inches. The roof was tin, and it got hot as hell in there.”

His captors offered him early release after learning his father was a notable naval officer. But McCain refused to leave before the other prisoners. He was released in 1973.

McCain’s injuries from his imprisonment were visible the rest of his life, most noticeably the restricted movement of his arms.

McCain got a taste of politics in 1976, when he served as the Navy’s liaison to the Senate.

In 1982, McCain was elected to the House of Representatives. Only a few years later, in 1986, he won the race to replace Arizona’s conservative Sen. Barry Goldwater.

He was implicated in what became known as the Keating Five Scandal in 1989, accused with several other lawmakers of helping the owner of the Lincoln Savings and Loan, who had donated to his campaign.

McCain ran twice for president. In 2000, he ran for the Republican nomination for president, winning New Hampshire’s primary but losing the nomination to George W. Bush.

In 2008, he defeated a host of Republican candidates to win the GOP nomination for president.

He was responsible for introducing then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to a national audience by tapping her as his running mate. The McCain-Palin ticket went on to lose the general election to Barack Obama, who became the country’s first black president.

For years, McCain declined to call his choice of Palin a mistake. But in his upcoming book, “The Restless Wave,” McCain reportedly writes that he regrets not choosing his friend, then-Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, as his running mate, calling it “another mistake that I made.” Lieberman, the 2000 Democratic nominee for vice president, was an independent who caucused with Democrats.

'Special Report' host reflects on the life and legacy of Senator John McCain.

After the 2008 loss, McCain returned to the Senate, embracing his role as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

During his last years in politics, he had a complicated relationship with President Trump, who infamously attacked McCain during the GOP primary. In May, the McCain family was offended when it was reported that Trump aide Kelly Sadler dismissed McCain’s opposition to the president’s choice for CIA director by quipping during a private meeting, “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.”

According to the New York Times, McCain has made clear to the White House he doesn’t want Trump to attend his funeral, and would instead prefer Vice President Mike Pence at a service.

McCain is survived by his wife Cindy, seven children and five grandchildren.



Homeless Veteran Back on Street After Fundraisers Keep Money

Breitbart – by Nate Church

Johnny Bobbitt is back under a bridge just months after a couple raised $400,000 for him — and then reportedly kept it.

It seemed like an American Cinderella story: when New Jersey resident Kate McClure ran out of gas in a “sketchy” neighborhood in Philadelphia, 35-year-old homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt offered her his last $20 dollars for gas, which he went and fetched for her himself.  

McClure and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico responded with a GoFundMe campaign to raise $10,000 so that Bobbitt could get safely through the winter. The story captured the hearts and minds of many readers, and the campaign raised more than $400,000 in Bobbitt’s name. This, however, is where the story gets ugly.

The last update to the GoFundMe page described a plan in concert with Bobbitt’s “lawyer” and “financial adviser” to acquire a home and vehicle for him. However, Bobbitt said he never spoke to a lawyer and only met a financial adviser once. The couple claims to have already spent half the money on him in that time — but their story does not seem to check out.

Rather than putting the money into trusts, as was explicitly stated, the remaining $200,000 is held in one of D’Amico’s savings accounts. While Bobbitt lives under a bridge, McClure has purchased a new BMW and taken vacations to California, Florida, and Las Vegas — all, she claims, on the salary of a receptionist for the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

D’Amico has admitted to spending some of the money raised for Bobbitt to gamble but insists he paid it right back to the account. McClure and D’Amico bought Bobbitt a vehicle but kept it in their names so he could not sell it; however, they have since sold the vehicle themselves.

In response, the couple has also accused Bobbitt of stealing from them to fund his drug habit and blowing through $25,000 that they handed him. Bobbitt denies the accusations.

D’Amico is unconcerned with the public reception to his and his girlfriend’s actions. “Write what you want,” he told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Giving him all that money, it’s never going to happen. I’ll burn it in front of him,” he added.



The Commie Foil of Capitalism



massive trove of voter records containing personal information on millions of Texas residents has been found online.

The data — a single file containing an estimated 14.8 million records — was left on an unsecured server without a password. Texas has 19.3 million registered voters.

It’s the latest exposure of voter data in a long string of security incidents that have cast doubt on political parties’ abilities to keep voter data safe at a time where nation states are actively trying to influence elections.

TechCrunch obtained a copy of the file, which was first found by a New Zealand-based data breach hunter who goes by the pseudonym Flash Gordon. It’s not clear who owned the server where the exposed file was found, but an analysis of the data reveals that it was likely originally compiled by Data Trust, a Republican-focused data analytics firm created by the GOP to provide campaigns with voter data.

Chris Vickery, director of cyber risk research at security firm UpGuard, analyzed a portion of the data. (It was Vickery who found a larger trove of 198 million voter records last year exposed by a similar data firm Deep Root Analytics, which sourced much of its data from Data Trust.)

A spokesperson for Data Trust declined to comment on the record.

The file — close to 16 gigabytes in size — contained dozens of fields, including personal information like a voter’s name, address, gender and several years’ worth of voting history, including primaries and presidential elections.

Granted, much of that data is public. According to The Texas Tribune, that kind of voter data in Texas is already obtainable for a fee, but information relating to individuals’ political affiliations and party memberships is not. Sam Taylor, communications director for the Texas secretary of state, told TechCrunch in an email that certain data points — like Social Security numbers — are also excluded, and the voter data cannot be used for commercial purposes, like advertising.

But data-driven political firms like Data Trust use the data for political purposes, specializing in supplementing those voter profiles with information that might help a campaign to flip a person who might not vote for a Republican candidate at the ballot box.

That’s where this file fills in the gaps with dozens of other fields, which can be used by campaigns to position their political messaging.

For example, the data includes fields that might score an individual’s believed views on immigration, hunting, abortion rights, government spending and views on the Second Amendment.

Other fields were more relevant to the recent 2016 presidential election, in which the data predictively scored individuals on if they “trust” or have “no trust” for then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

The data also includes additional personal information, such as a person’s phone numbers and their ethnicity and race.

It’s not known exactly when the data was compiled, but an analysis of the data suggests it was prepared in time for the 2016 presidential election. It’s also not known if the file is a subset of the 198 million records leak last year — or if it’s a standalone data set.

Without an owner to inform of the exposure, it’s unclear if the data is still online.

500+ Renowned Scientists Jointly Share Why They Reject Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

Posted: 05 Aug 2018 06:11 AM PDT

500+ Renowned Scientists Jointly Share Why They Reject Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

Posted on August 5, 2018 by David Nova

Source: Collective Evolution | by Arjun Walia

  • The Facts:Many scientists around the world have voiced their concerns regarding Darwin’s theory of evolution. The science is not adequate to explain life and human creation.
  • Reflect On:Why is this theory pushed so hard? Is this an example of scientific dogma? Some educational institutions are teaching it as fact. Why aren’t we taught to question accepted beliefs regarding the origins of human life? Why are there only two options?

It’s amazing how the theory of evolution is pushed on the populace as fact and sound science, but like Professor Colin Reeves, from the Department of Mathematical Sciences from Coventry University explains, “Darwinism was an interesting idea in the 19th century, when handwaving explanations gave a plausible, if not properly scientific, framework into which we could fit biological facts.
However, what we have learned science the days of Darwin throws doubt on natural selection’s ability to create complex biological systems – and we still have little more than handwaving as an argument in its favour. “
He is one of 500 scientists in several fields that came together a few years to create “A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism.” Here’s another great quote from one of the scientists, Chris Williams, A Ph.D., Biochemistry Ohio State University:

As a biochemist and software developer who works in genetic and metabolic screening, I am continually amazed by the incredible complexity of life. For example, each of us has a vast ‘computer program’ of six billion DNA bases in every cell that guided our development from a fertilized egg, specifies how to make more than 200 tissue types, and ties all this together in numerous highly functional organ systems. Few people outside of genetics or biochemistry realize that evolutionists still can provide no substantive details at all about the origin of life, and particularly the origin of genetic information in the first self-replicating organism. What genes did it require — or did it even have genes? How much DNA and RNA did it have — or did it even have nucleic acids? How did huge information-rich molecules arise before natural selection? Exactly how did the genetic code linking nucleic acids to amino acid sequence originate? Clearly the origin of life — the foundation of evolution – is still virtually all speculation, and little if no fact.

Although this seems to be ongoing, and new information has emerged, I’d like to have a discussion about it.
We’re dealing with a controversial topic here, one that has some scientists reprimanded for going against it in some cases. This theory is really being pushed hard on the scientific community, which could be the reason why these scientists chose to voice their concern in such a manner. It’s being taught, in some cases, in schools as fact.
Although the list is an old one, it goes to show that this thought is out there, and this type of thinking is clearly legitimate and exists for several reasons. There are multiple theories out there which we should be discussing, take for example, Francis Crick, a Nobel Prize-winning co-discoverer of the DNA double helix, as Gregg Braden points out, Crick believed that life’s building blocks have to be the result of something more than random mutations a “quirk” of nature…

Crick risked his reputation as a scientist by publicly stating, “An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle.” In the scientific world, this statement is the equivalent of heresy, suggesting that something more than chance evolution led to our existence.

Crick is was one of many scientists who believed that intelligent intervention had something to do with it, and also postulated an extraterrestrial hypothesis.
Gregg Braden makes another great point,

The feeling that there’s something more to our story is not just a recent phenomenon. Archaeological discoveries show that, almost universally, from the ancient Mayan Popol Vuh and the indigenous traditions of the American desert Southwest to the roots of the world’s major religions, ancient humans felt connected to more than just their immediate surroundings. They sensed that we have our roots in other worlds, some that we can’t even see

It wasn’t long ago when Apollo 15 pilot, Alfred Worden stated,

We are the aliens, but we just think they’re somebody else, but we’re the ones who came from somewhere else. Because somebody else had to survive, and they got in a little spacecraft and they came here and they landed and they started civilization here, that’s what I believe. And if you don’t believe me, go get books on the ancient Sumerians and see what they had to say about it, they’ll tell you right up front.

At the end of the day we simply have to ask ourselves, why is it becoming more and more difficult to question things? Many people live in a state of fear and feel worried about how they will be perceived these days for taking a particular view, be it on human evolution, vaccines, whichever…

As a chemist, the most fascinating issue for me revolves around the origin of life. Before life began, there was no biology, only chemistry — and chemistry is the same for all time. What works (or not) today, worked (or not) back in the beginning. So, our ideas about what happened on Earth prior to the emergence of life are eminently testable in the lab. And what we have seen thus far when the reactions are left unguided as they would be in the natural world is not much. Indeed, the decomposition reactions and competing reactions out distance the synthetic reactions by far. It is only when an intelligent agent (such as a scientist or graduate student) intervenes and “tweaks” the reactions conditions “just right” do we see any progress at all, and even then it is still quite limited and very far from where we need to get. Thus, it is the very chemistry that speaks of a need for something more than just time and chance. And whether that be simply a highly specified set of initial conditions (fine-tuning) or some form of continual guidance until life ultimately emerges is still unknown. But what we do know is the random chemical reactions are both woefully insufficient and are often working against the pathways needed to succeed. For these reasons I have serious doubts about whether the current Darwinian paradigm will ever make additional progress in this area.
Edward Peltzer Ph.D. Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (Scripps Institute), Associate Editor, Marine Chemistry

Mainstream education teaches us that 99% of DNA links is indicative of where we came from, but we share approximately 65 percent of our DNA with a Banana, what does that mean?
Human beings aren’t stupid, and this is why in 2014, a Gallup poll revealed that in the United States alone, almost half the population believe that there’s something more to the origins of human existence than the two options that are constantly presented to the masses. They believe that there is something more than Darwin’s theory of evolution.
This tells us that human intuition is pointing us towards something more and some of the greatest scientific minds agree.
It’s also very important to mention the fact that multiple discoveries continue to be left off the record. The discovery of giant skeletons is an excellent example. We have written some heavily sourced articles, displaying a fraction of the evidence that’s out there today, you can access them here.
The point is, there are still many questions left unanswered, and still many discussions to be had.

Thanks to: https://deusnexus.wordpress.com


What is the Lions Gate?

Posted: 05 Aug 2018 06:26 AM PDT

What is the Lions Gate?

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

What is the Lions Gate?

I have seen various information being shared about the Lions Gate, what it is and when it is. Most sharers connect it to the 8/8 August Gateway and associate it with the Egyptian Culture and their celebration of a particular significant cosmic alignment — during Sirius’s helical rising (when the Star System rises close to the Sun/Horizon in the East), the Sun is in Leo, and there is an alignment with Sirius and Orion’s Belt. This alignment connects with and activates the Giza pyramid stellar geometries and alignments, as well as the Sphinx which gazes due East to watch Sirius and Orion rise in the early Hours of the morning and thereafter witnesses the Sun Rise in Leo.
It is proposed by some researchers of the Egyptian Temples that the Sphinx was actually built during the Golden Age of Leo approximately 13000 years ago (10 000 BC), This was when the Sun rose in Leo during the vernal (Spring) Equinox, initiating a Golden Age on Earth, which involved the end of an Ice-Age and the rise of the advanced civilization that built the Sphinx in Egypt. Most sharers associate the name of the Lions Gate with the Sun-Leo alignment which amplifies the Star Lion/Leo Constellation Frequency bandwidth’s transmission into Earth due to Leo being ‘ruled’ by/strongly connected to the Sun. It would make sense that this culture would celebrate this alignment which marked the beginning of their Golden Age and the rise of their civilization each year. Many of the Egyptian Deities associated with First Time and Creation are leonine beings, and the ancient tradition of lion shamanism/priests in the Egyptian and African cultures also eludes to the spiritual significance of the leonine beings and the consciousness/sacred knowledge that they hold/carry and transmit.

What is the Lions Gate Really?

Leading into the Lions Gate, I was given a book to read called “the Mystery of the White Lions” by Linda Tucker. I have had a strong connection to these beings my whole spiritual journey and so was very excited to learn more about their origins and the significance of their physical return on Earth for Humanity. This books documents the birthing and return of the White Lions to the Timbavati region of South Africa around 400 years ago, and the increasing activation of this ‘dormant’ DNA strand within the Lions from this region, leading to a growing number of White Lions being born and bred around the world and especially in South Africa. It also speaks about the Lions connection to the Sun and the Stars.
It is understood by all indigenous cultures around the world that life on Earth originated in the Stars. In the book, Credo Mutwa – high Sunasi and keeper of the Sacred African Traditional Knowledge — shares how his people understand that all beings and Animals on Earth have their origins in the Stars, and that the constellations — that have been long associated with Animals by all Star Watching Nations on Earth — are directly connected to their Animal counterparts on Earth. One can understand this through the perspective of seeing all of life as universal energy expressing itself in different tones, patterns and forms. These Stars hold and transmit specific energies/frequencies and consciousness, which is projected into/transmitted into the Earth. These constellations form patterns of Energy which is made manifest in the Earths fertile womb as the Earthly/Material reflection and expression of that same energetic pattern/geometry/expression/consciousness. The study of the energy and consciousness of the stars and the constellations is known as Astrology in modern times.
The Leo Constellation holds the Star Energy of the Elder Lion (Mbube Edingile in the African Tradition) — one of visionary leadership, a courageous strong heart, creative, loving, generous, strong-willed, confident and independent. These energies held by this constellation when directly projected and manifested into the Earth take the form of the Lion — the pure reflection/material manifestation of this Star Constellations Energy.
The Lion is also strongly associated with the Sun, and Credo Refers to the White Lions as the Children of the Sun God, Star Beasts who hold and transmit the Solar Logos/Vibration/Laws/Consciousness on Earth. Not just of Solaris — the Morning Star — but of the Great Central Sun — the Source of all Light and Life in this Universe. In many religious texts and native cultures Lions are regarded as protectors and keepers of sacred knowledge, as creators/guardians of the Earth and humanity, and as first children/creations of God. Jesus is referred to as the Lion of Judah, and Lions represent the King/Ruler/Keeper of Divine Balance and Harmony within all the kingdoms due to their position at the apex of the pyramid of life — they are the ultimate ‘predator’ and therefore rule the balance within the whole system. We have this Lion Gene/Energy/Consciousness within us — both the Lion’s position as the apex ‘predator’, and ability — and therefore responsibility — to lead and maintain balance in accordance with the Divine Laws of Nature; as well as their Lion-Heart and visionary creative capacity/power.
During the Lions Gate, this Divine Leonine Frequency is Amplified by the cosmic alignments which activate the Stargate through which the leonine frequencies are transmitted into Earth. According to Credo and the Great African Tradition – The Three Main Stars through which the Lion Frequency enters into Earth are Sirius (Star A), The middle Star in Orion’s Belt (Mbube — ‘Lion of the Dark’), and Regulus — the Heart Star of Leo. Credo describes how Sirius represents the ‘Eye’ of the Sky Lion, Mbube is the ‘soul’ of the Sky Lion and Regulus is the ‘heart’ of the Sky Lion. The Lions Gate is the ’time’ when the Sun aligns with (moves directly in line with/in front of) the Star Regulus in Leo, activating the Lions Heart Star Frequencies, and connecting and aligning with Sirius and Orion’s Belt in the East to activate the triangular cosmic creation gateway through which the Divine Leonine Energies and Consciousness entered into and continues to stream into Earth. Through this Alignment this divine star lion energy is amplified on Earth and our own dormant white lion DNA/Gene Key/consciousness/nature is activated within us once more, as we are all reborn as Christed Children of Sun and the Supreme One. This Lions Gate reminds us of our nature as divine children of God and as visionary creative beings who have the strength and courage, through our Lion Heart, to lead Humanity once more into a Golden Age.

When does the Lions Gate Actually Take Place?

Due to the shifting positions of the Zodiacs in the Sky and the procession of the Equinoxes, the Vernal Equinox sun rise is now taking place in between Pisces and Aquarius in the Northern hemisphere. This is where the notion of moving into the Age of Aquarius comes from. Here in the Southern Hemisphere, as the White Lions are returning to Earth, we are moving into the Age of Leo, offering a powerful reflection of the present rebirthing of the Golden Age, as the same energy that heralded in the rise of the advanced civilization in Egypt after the Ice Age and the construction of the Sphinx and Giza Temples in Northern Hemisphere, expresses itself in the South. This also means that the time and date of the Lions Gate has shifted over the ages — which explains the distortion around the exact dates for this cosmic alignment and why on the 8/8 which is supposedly the Lions Gate – the Sun is actually not even in the Leo Constellation but is positioned in between Leo and Cancer in the Sky.
What a beautiful reminder for everyone to please get outside and connect directly to the Stars! We have become so detached to what is actually taking place within and around us, and so deeply dependent on inherited traditions, systems and beliefs from certain lineages and ‘older’ cultures that we have forgotten our own personal capacity to connect with, communicate with and draw wisdom directly from the Source, one another, our surroundings, the Earth and the Stars. It is essential that we connect to what is actually presenting in our Now Reality, and allow ourselves to draw in this New Now Information, rather then through fear or a sense of lack within ourselves choosing to operate from and depend on an out dated/no longer relevant system of understanding. We can always benefit from observing and learning from what has been before, but our sacred gift and responsibility is to apply this wisdom in the now so that we can grow with it, evolve with it and bring in new/now understandings/perspectives.
I have used an awesome technology and phone app called Sky Map to take a virtual picture of the actual positions of the stars and cosmic planetary bodies at specific times and dates this Month. In the images attached you will see what will actually be happening in the Sky around the 8th of August, as well as the 22nd/23rd, showing how and when the Lions Gate Cosmic Alignment will actually be presenting itself.
The actual Lions Gate Alignment of the Sun with Regulus, Sirius and Orion takes place around the 22nd/23rd of August — which explains the powerful gateway energies that many have been feeling coming in towards the end of the month of August. Sandra Walter described it as feeling like we will be walking through a wall of light — and that is exactly what this Lions Gate is — a powerful stellar gateway and transmission of pure white gold energy straight from the Central Sun, toned through the Star Leonine Consciousness and Geometries of Creation. Credo says that in the Great African Tradition it is understood that when the Sun aligns with Regulus a king/kingdom dies and a new one is born. I feel personally that this years Lions Gate is marking the end of a significant cycle within our awakening on Earth as Divine Huemans, and will be initiating us — through it’s stellar frequency download/transmission — into a next level expansion and evolution as divine children, visionaries, leaders and co-creators of the Golden Age/Eden on Earth.
As we come together to honor this sacred gateway and initiation, I invite you to use this as an opportunity to go outside and connect directly with the Stars, The Earth and the Plant, Elemental and Animal Kingdom. Open up your heart to hear their story and message/guidance for you and humanity. Connect with your own inner Lion being and ask yourself how you can connect with and step more fully into your divine purpose and presence/expression in this Life, how you can open further to allow your own lion-heart to roar more loudly and guide you on your journey, and how you can nurture and create the sacred space for your own divine creativity and hearts visions to flow and manifest in your life and community.
This is our time to shine, to explore and share the truth, beauty, wisdom, strength and creativity of our radiant united heart.
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Gratitude to all who came through to share this sacred message.
As One, Allways, B.
Bianca Zo=Ara Vernes
Co-Creator, Lover, Gridkeeper, Divine Child

BIANCA ZO: “Returning To The Heart Of The Lions Gate”

Thanks to: http://www.abzu2.com


Scientists Solve Mystery of Stonehenge and the People Buried Beneath the Stones

Posted: 05 Aug 2018 06:58 AM PDT

Scientists Solve Mystery of Stonehenge and the People Buried Beneath the Stones

According to a new revolutionary scientific study, a group of scientists has found that ancient WELSHMEN ‘helped build Stonehenge’ by somehow transporting bluestones 140 miles from the Preseli Mountains before they died, buried beneath the iconic British monument.

VIEW VIDEO HERE: https://www.ancient-code.com/scientists-solve-mystery-of-stonehenge-and-the-people-buried-beneath-the-stones/

Stonehenge is one of the most amazing and mysterious ancient structures on the surface of the planet, located in the United Kingdom, the massive stones that makeup Stonehenge have remained shrouded in mystery for more than 5,000 years.
Why were the stones placed there? How were they placed? Where do the stones come from? And how were they transported to their original location?
Too many questions yet too few answers.
Sunset at Stonehenge. Image Credit: Shutterstock.
Despite more than a century of intense studies and excavations, we still know very little about the people buried at Stonehenge or how they and the famous Stonehenge stones got there.

Now, a new scientific collaboration including the University of Oxford, with the help of colleagues from UCL, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, has published a new paper in “Scientific Reports,” suggesting that several people who were buried at the Wessex site moved, and possibly transported the bluestones used in the early stages of construction of the monument, from the Preseli Mountains of West Wales.
Scientists say that some of the people whose burned remains were found in the Neolithic monument of Stonehenge, located in the south of England, originally came from West Wales. This means that the people who were buried beneath the stones did not live near Stonehenge, according to a study of isotopes of ancient cremated bones deposited there.

They Why Stonehenge was Built Should be as important as the Who built it

While much has been speculated about how and why Stonehenge was built, the question of “who” built it received much less attention. That didn’t do Stonehenge justice.
Part of the reason for this is that many of the human remains were incinerated, so it was difficult to extract much useful information from them. We needed better technology.
Then came Christophe Snoeck.
The team headed by Christophe Snoeck used radiocarbon dating along with a new technique based on the analysis of the composition of strontium isotopes to determine the origin of the buried humans.
After having been granted with a special permit of Historic England and English Heritage, the team analyzed the skull fragments of 25 people to better understand the lives of those who were buried at the iconic monument.
These remains were originally excavated in a network of 56 wells in the 1920’s, and placed around the inner circumference and ditch of Stonehenge, known as “Aubrey Holes.”
The analysis of small fragments of human bone cremated around 3000 BC when it was used mainly as a cemetery, showed that at least 10 of the 25 people did not live near Stonehenge before their death.

Instead, as explained by experts, it has been suggested that the proportions of the highest strontium isotopes in the remains were consistent with residents in western Britain, a region that includes West Wales, which also happens to be a well-known source of the bluestones used in the construction of Stonehenge.
While the proportions of strontium isotopes alone can not distinguish between sites with similar values, this connection suggests that West Wales is the most likely origin of at least some of these people.
While Wales was known to have been the source of some of the stones, the study shows that people also moved between West Wales and Wessex in the late Neolithic and that some of their remains were buried at Stonehenge.
The results emphasize the importance of interregional connections that involve the movement of materials and people in the construction and use of Stonehenge, providing an unusual view of the large scale of contacts and exchanges in the Neolithic, for 5000 years.
Stonehenge is one of the most prominent prehistoric monuments in Britain. The Stonehenge that can be seen today is the final stage that was completed about 3,500 years ago.
According to the monument’s website, Stonehenge was built in four stages:

First stage: The first version of Stonehenge was a large earthwork or Henge, comprising a ditch, bank, and the Aubrey holes, all probably built around 3100 BC.
The Aubrey holes are round pits in the chalk, about one meter (3.3 feet) wide and deep, with steep sides and flat bottoms.
They form a circle about 86.6 meters (284 feet) in diameter.
Excavations revealed cremated human bones in some of the chalk fillings, but the holes themselves were likely not made to be used as graves, but as part of a religious ceremony.
After this first stage, Stonehenge was abandoned and left untouched for more than 1,000 years.
Second stage: The second and most dramatic stage of Stonehenge started around 2150 years BC when about 82 bluestones from the Preseli mountains in south-west Wales were transported to the site. It’s thought that the stones, some of which weigh four tons each, were dragged on rollers and sledges to the waters at Milford Haven, where they were loaded onto rafts.
They were carried on the water along the south coast of Wales and up the rivers Avon and Frome, before being dragged overland again near Warminster and Wiltshire.
The final stage of the journey was mainly by water, down the river Wylye to Salisbury, then the Salisbury Avon to West Amesbury.
The journey spanned nearly 240 miles, and once at the site, the stones were set up in the center to form an incomplete double circle.
During the same period, the original entrance was widened and a pair of Heel Stones were erected. The nearer part of the Avenue, connecting Stonehenge with the River Avon, was built aligned with the midsummer sunrise.
Third stage: The third stage of Stonehenge, which took place about 2000 years BC, saw the arrival of the sarsen stones (a type of sandstone), which were larger than the bluestones.
They were likely brought from the Marlborough Downs (40 kilometers, or 25 miles, north of Stonehenge).
The largest of the sarsen stones transported to Stonehenge weighs 50 tons, and transportation by water would not have been possible, so it’s suspected that they were transported using sledges and ropes.
Calculations have shown that it would have taken 500 men using leather ropes to pull one stone, with an extra 100 men needed to lay the rollers in front of the sledge.
These stones were arranged in an outer circle with a continuous run of lintels – horizontal supports.
Inside the circle, five trilithons – structures consisting of two upright stones and a third across the top as a lintel – were placed in a horseshoe arrangement, which can still be seen today.
Final stage: The fourth and final stage took place just after 1500 years BC when the smaller bluestones were rearranged in the horseshoe and circle that can be seen today.
The original number of stones in the bluestone circle was probably around 60, but these have since been removed or broken up. Some remain as stumps below ground level.

Source: Stonehenge.co.uk

Thanks to: https://www.ancient-code.com


Concerned About CERN: This Time It’s An AI…

Posted: 05 Aug 2018 07:02 AM PDT

Concerned About CERN: This Time It’s An AI…

August 4, 2018

by Joseph P. Farrel
I’ve been writing off and on on this site, and in one of my books (The Third Way), about my concerns about CERN and its Large Hadron Collider. My “scenario” of wild high octane speculation with respect to the organization and its multi-billion dollar toy has been two-fold (1) that the collider is as much about higher dimensional physics as it is about particle physics, and that as such, it might introduce effects in the planet itself, or possibly even the Sun, through hitherto unknown resonance effects, and (2) that if it was intentionally, though covertly, exploring such effects, that it would have to have, by dint of the case, a massive computing power to do “data correlations” of collider activity with seemingly non-related events: solar activity. terrestrial magnetosphere behavior, even aspects of aggregate human behavior like markets and so on.
That computing power is known and admitted by CERN. In fact, much of that computing power consists of programs – algorithms – to scan the billions of particle collisions occurring in the collider, and selecting those interesting enough for scientists to examine. In other words, the first filter-observations are made by a machine, not by humans. That fact led me to speculate about the possibility that there could be “secret algorithms” known only to a very narrow circle of scientists that would pull data from these speculated “data correlations” to look at it. In other words, I was (and still am) speculating that CERN is at least a two level concern (not to coin a pun): a public “particle physics” one, and a more secretive (2) data correlational one.
With that in mind, consider the following article shared by Mr. S.D. about CERN’s latest project:
Consider the implications of the following:

The LHC and CERN itself require a massive amount of data storage and computing power, which is what prompted the creation of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid. The grid connects computers in more than 40 countries from more than 170 research facilities, and works like a power grid to some extent, providing computing resources to facilities based on demand. This presents a unique cybersecurity challenge: keeping the massive globally-distributed grid secure while maintaining the computing power and storage unimpeded.
Machine learning can train a system to detect potential threats while retaining the flexibility that it needs to provide computing power and storage on demand. F-Secure senior security researcher Jarno Niemelä told Scientific American that the biggest challenge for the project will be developing algorithms that can accurately distinguish between normal and malicious network activity without causing false alarms. For now, the AI upgrades are still being tested. If they work well protecting just the part of the grid that ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) uses, the team can deploy AI cybersecurity measures throughout the system.

At just the surface level, what CERN is admitting to is the implementation of a distributed AI throughout its distributed computer network. This alone intrigues – and worries – me, for I and many others have speculated that such a distributed network could “transduce” or “invoke” a consciousness in a Musk-style scenario. Possibly, perhaps. The CERN’s concern, or perhaps (taking the CERN out of concern, CERN’s con) here is “hacking.” Ponder that one for a moment.At one level it makes perfect sense; CERN would be understandably concerned about malware and other internet-riding bugs gumming up its multi-billion euros works. But then there’s the problem of deliberate hacking. Suppose, for example, you are a young genius hacker, and you want to hack something. So what do you hack? Most of us, I assume, would choose things like banks, insurance companies, ATMs, databases of accounts and credit cards and so on, rather than a database ostensibly full of nothing but particle collisions or scientific papers full of their analyses.
So why the conCERN, or CERN’s con, about hacking, unless there was something they were trying to keep well hidden, say, for example, my speculative “secret” level of data correlations?
Just a wild, speculative thought.
Have a nice day.
See you on the flip side…

About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Source: https://gizadeathstar.com

Thanks to zIKY at: http://awakeandaware.ca


Russia Appoints Steven Seagal As Special Envoy For Russian-US Humanitarian Ties… WAIT! WHAT? LOL

Posted: 05 Aug 2018 07:19 AM PDT

Russia Appoints Steven Seagal As Special Envoy For Russian-US Humanitarian Ties

August 4, 2018 Niamh Harris NewsWorld 1

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has announced that it has had made American actor Steven Seagal its special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties
Seagal was granted Russian citizenship back in November 2016

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that his role will be “to contribute to the further development of Russian-American relations in the humanitarian sphere, including interactions in the fields of culture, art, public and youth exchanges, among other things”
The ministry also stressed that this was a post related to social and political matters without a “monetary reward.”
RT reports: Seagal won’t be receiving any payment for doing the job, which the ministry described as “the case of people’s diplomacy meeting with traditional diplomacy.”
The 66-year-old action star, who appeared in more than 60 movies, including ‘Above the Law’ and ‘Under Siege,’ said that he was “sincerely grateful” to the Russian Foreign Ministry for the opportunity.
“I’ve always tried to do everything possible to help Russian-American relations to improve.
I was working towards without having an official status and now it is a great honor for me to do the same officially,” Seagal, who hold both Russian and US passports, said.

Seagal has been a long time supporter of Russia, visiting it regularly  as he opened a chain of the Planet Hollywood franchise in Moscow in the 90s. In 2013 he became an ambassador for Russian firearms manufacturer Orsis.
The Hollywood star, whose family originally hails from Russia, received citizenship in 2016 and signed his passport in the presence of Putin.


Thanks to: https://yournewswire.com


Why is Brazil so high in rh negative blood?

Posted: 05 Aug 2018 07:24 AM PDT

Why is Brazil so high in rh negative blood?

Mike Dammann August 3, 2018

According to studies at hand, around 19% of Brazil is rh negative. How can this be?
Is it similar to how things are in Chile where parts are almost zero percent rh negative while others more than 20%?
The area now Brazil was populated by millions of indigenous people before the ships arrived.

To get an idea of why, we must examine ancestry. Native Americans were 0% rh negative, so this is not where the rh negative frequency would come from. So what are the mtDNA and y-DNA frequencies among Brazilians?

So let’s look at the first clue: Y-DNA
European (blue), African (green) and Native American (red) Y chromosome ancestry estimates in Brazilian admixed populations, obtained after adding all lineages from the same continental source and exclude those of unknown origin (which is the case of haplogroup E1b1b-M78). And overall, Brazilian y-DNA appears to be predominantly of European ancestry.
But mtDNA is completely different showing more native and African haplogroups. Here is one example from one of the studies highlighted below:

In the state of Piauí, individuals descending from Amerindian maternal lineages accounted for 52.3%, followed by African, European, and non-Amerindian Asian, each with 36.2%, 9.8% and 1.7%, respectively. In Ceará, Amerindian lineages were present in 51.9% of the samples, followed by 30.8% African, 11.5% European, and 5.8% non-Amerindian Asian. Similarly, in Rio Grande do Norte 45.7% of the population has Amerindian ancestry, while 35.1% as African descendants, 15.6% are European and 3.6% are non-Amerindian Asian.

We are told, that Europeans brought along diseases wiping out much of the native population. But that cannot account for the huge difference between indigenous y-DNA and mtDNA present today.

Did those diseases only kill the native men and not the women?

This is similar to what has once happened to the Proto-Basques where the male line was replaced by the Proto-Celts.

But how does this relate to the rh negative blood factor?
Here is the second clue:

More than 50% of the Y chromosomes belong to the R1 branch, namely to the sub-lineage R1b1a-M269, which presents high frequencies throughout Western Europe.
R1b1a-M269 is the most frequent haplogroup in Europe, presenting a cline distribution with high frequencies in the West, decreasing towards the East. The highest frequencies of this haplogroup were reported for populations in Ireland. Its prevalence is also high across the Iberian Peninsula, especially in populations from Basque Country and the Pyrenees.

Whether or not R1b is where rh negative blood originates is the question. It could have been that the Proto-Celts gotten it from the Proto-Basques they’ve once invaded. The original Basque male population has almost completely been replaced a few thousand years ago creating a population bottleneck. But generally speaking nowadays, regions high in y-DNA R1b are also high in rh negative blood. Except the Welsh whose frequencies appear to be similar to those of most of Europe.

In addition, more than 5 Million Europeans have immigrated to Brazil since the early 1,800s. And many of them were Iberian as well.


Since around 90% of the y-DNA in Brazil is of European ancestry and around 90% of the mtDNA is non-European, it is fair to say that around half of the gene pool in Brazil is European. Potentially, half of that European DNA is of Basque origin. This indicates that the study showing 19% rh negative frequencies in Brazil could be genuine on a national level. Even though it is quite likely, that there are regions where rh negative percentages are significantly lower. More studies are needed to determine how in Brazil rh negative blood type frequencies vary by region and what an accurate national frequency is based on such data.

Regarding y-DNA, see:
Male Lineages in Brazil: Intercontinental Admixture and Stratification of the European Background
Regarding mtDNA, see:
The Ancestry of Brazilian mtDNA Lineages
mtDNA structure: the women who formed the Brazilian Northeast

Thanks to: http://www.rhesusnegative.net


My interview with astronaut Leland Melvin is going viral. Figures. UFO Sighting News.

Posted: 11 Aug 2018 06:42 AM PDT

August 11, 2018

My interview with astronaut Leland Melvin is going viral. Figures. UFO Sighting News.

UFO Sightings Daily‏ @UFO_Sightings_X

@Astro_Flow I apologise the news gets you in any trouble with NASA. The public believes in you and what you saw, more than they trust NASAs opinion. I didn’t mean for the news to go worldwide, but the public loves you! You are an American hero who also saw an alien life-form.
6:36 PM – 10 Aug 2018

The interview I conducted with astronaut Leland Melvin is going viral in world news. In the last 48 hours its been in the news over 25x, in the last 24 hours (according to google news search) its been in the news 10-15X in over 6 languages.

I apologised to Leland on Twitter today. He’s a good guy. It may get him in hot water with NASA, but I respect him for telling the truth. He is a brave man, a two time astronaut on the shuttles…an American hero who also witnessed an alien life form.

Scott C. Waring

Fox News link: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/08/10/astronaut-claims-witnessed-organic-alien-like-creature-but-nasa-is-denying-it.html

CNet News Link: https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-astronaut-says-he-saw-something-organicalien-like-in-space/

Google news in last 24 hours: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=UFO+Sightings+daily&tbm=nws&source=lnt&tbs=qdr:d&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj99Y-76OPcAhULa94KHce-AQgQpwUIHg&biw=1522&bih=891&dpr=1 Posted by Scott Waring 

Thanks to Scott at: http://www.ufosightingsdaily.com


Partial solar eclipse of August 11, 2018

Posted: 11 Aug 2018 07:04 AM PDT

Partial solar eclipse of August 11, 2018

Posted by TW on August 10, 2018

A partial solar eclipse will take place from 06:40 to 12:38 UTC on August 11, 2018. While it will be visible in parts of northeast Canada, Greenland, extreme northern Europe, and northern and eastern Asia, the best place to see it will be northern Russia with 68% coverage. 
A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Moon covers only a part of the Sun, sometimes resembling a bite taken out of a cookie. During these events, the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned in an almost exact straight line, with the Moon in the middle, such that the Moon passes in front of the Sun.
This is the third partial solar eclipse and the last solar eclipse of the year. It occurs in Leo at the Moon’s ascending node and belongs to Saros 155 (number 6 of 71 eclipses in the series). All eclipses in the series occur at the Moon’s ascending node. The Moon moves southward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma decreases, eclipse specialist Fred Espenak noted.

Local circumstances and eclipse times for a number of cities in Europe and Asia are listed in table below. The Sun’s altitude and azimuth, the eclipse magnitude and eclipse obscuration are all given at the instant of maximum eclipse. When the eclipse is in progress at sunset, this information is indicated by ‘– s’.

All times are Universal Time. Courtesy of Fred Espenak,”Eclipses During 2018″, 2018 Observer’s Handbook, Royal Astronomical Society Of Canada.


George HW Bush Doctor Killed To Prevent Him From Revealing Truth About Aliens???

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 06:19 AM PDT

August 18, 2018

George HW Bush Doctor Killed To Prevent Him From Revealing Truth About Aliens, UFO Sighting News.

Evidence that confirms the CIA killed the doctor to prevent him from publishing a book about being the US presidents physician and the classified talks they had about him piloting a 300 meter long UFO. His death was made to send a message to the publisher who probably was waiting for the book transcript or was already reviewing it. Can the doctor of the US president write a book? Of course and some have, such as White House doctor Connie Mariano who worked for President Clinton.

Why would the former US president reveal secrets to the doctor? Easy, Because George HW Bush was elderly (age 94 now) and super proud of his son about one single act of father and son love and their passion to fly. The son wanted to be just like his dad in all ways from piloting to being US president.

Why was the doctor killed? Because on January 8, 2008, US President George W Bush, a military jet pilot made the bullheaded decision to fly an ultra top secret USAF 300 meter long spacecraft made with alien technology. Why? To impress his father
(former US President George HW Bush, former military pilot who was living in the famous Bush Ranch at the time.

You see, President Bush was near the top secret US military base in the Black Sea off of Turkey that week. All Evidence points to Bush being in the Middle East during this time. Bush Timeline Here.

January 8, 2008: President Bush releases a statement noting that the following day will be the third anniversary of the signing of the comprehensive peace agreement in Sudan and states the commitment on the part of the US to continuing to adhere to the agreement.

January 9, 2008: President Bush attends the welcoming ceremony at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel during the afternoon.

January 10, 2008: President Bush delivers an address at the King David Hotel, Jerusalem on the peace process in the Middle East during the afternoon.

You see, 200-300 meter UFOs have been seen at an island in the Sea of Marmara off of Turkey. Just 700 miles from the King Davide Hotel. Dozens of hours of night footage recorded by a security guard don’t lie. (video below).


I don’t believe that the suspected killer Joseph James Pappas (age 65) did it by himself, but was programmed by CIA phychologists to do the assassination. The CIA created a program called MKUltra  which was a secret project to gain mind control of anyone. As proof, I am include a page from the declassified MLUltra report below. Which is 100% proof the organisation existed from 1953 to 1977, but changes its name and went on to become an assassination programming unit afterwords. They are responsible for JFKs assassination. Click here to learn about MKUltra project. Also Project ArtichokeProject Operation Midnight ClimaxProject MKNAOMIOperation Pandora, BLUEBIRD, MKOFTEN,   was also a CIA mind control project.

The CIA picked Joseph James Pappas because his mother died in the doctors care 20 years earlier, he had a motive…the CIA programming unit needed a suspect like this. This and his police and weapons experience made him perfect for the program. The CIA took him and mentally programmed him to do, think and act a certain way…and at the end to kill himself. So all evidence is gone. The CIA did their job well. The CIA had to kill off President Bushes doctor, because Bush leaked many details about the alien tech USAF 300 meter ship he flew to the doctor. And there is numerous doctors of presidents who wrote books about it…the CIA knew that the doctor was going to write such a book or had already submitted a book for publication, and wanted to send a message to the family and to the publisher to be quiet.

This is why doctor Mark Hassknecht was assassinated by a CIA mind controlled Joseph James Pappas. Joseph didn’t want to do it, but the CIA programmed him to be a puppet to kill for them and then to kill himself to destroy the evidence.

This is the truth, nothing but the truth, so help me god.
Scott C. Waring

Posted by   Scott Waring

Thanks to Scott at: http://www.ufosightingsdaily.com



Satanic Temple statue unveiled at Arkansas State Capitol

Posted: 18 Aug 2018 06:55 AM PDT

Satanic Temple statue unveiled at Arkansas State Capitol

Source: Boing Boing

Members of the Satanic Temple held a “Rally for the First Amendment” yesterday at the Arkansas State Capitol, where they unveiled an 8.5-foot bronze statue of Baphomet with two adoring children at his side to the Arkansas State Capitol. The Satanic Temple is suing the Federal Government for the right to permanently install the statue on the Capitol grounds, arguing that since the Capitol has a Ten Commandments monument, other religions must be allowed to display their symbols there, too.
A group of Christians also attended the rally, and those interviewed by KATV were articulate and respectful of the Satanists and their statue. “God loves them, and we love them,” said one. “These people are here in support of their beliefs, and I’m here in support of mine,” said another. “Fortunately we live in a country that allows freedom of speech, freedom of religion. I may not necessarily agree with their faith, but I respect it.”
The only person who came off as a nutcase was Senator Jason Rapert (R), the lawmaker who successfully led the unconstitutional campaign to erect a Ten Commandments monument on the Arkansas State Capitol grounds. He said in a Facebook statement, “No matter what these extremists may claim, it will be a very cold day in hell before an offensive statue will be forced upon us to be permanently erected on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol.”

Marine Glisovic KATV‏ @KATVMarine

Worth noting: In 2017, the Satanic Temple sent Arkansas legislators a letter, asking them to sponsor a bill, that would allow for a statue of Baphomet to be placed on capitol grounds. Not one legislator responded Rep. Kim Hammer tells @KATVNews #arnews #arpx #arleg

11:51 AM – 16 Aug 2018

Thanks to VK for the forward and: https://www.blacklistednews.com


Doctor to the Queen fatally struck while biking to work

Posted: 19 Aug 2018 01:40 PM PDT

Doctor to the Queen fatally struck while biking to work
By Amanda Woods
August 17, 2018 |

One of Queen Elizabeth’s doctors was fatally struck by a truck as he rode his bicycle to work in London this week, according to a new report.
Dr. Peter Fisher, 67, was on his way to the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine — where he is president of the Faculty of Homeopathy — when the fatal smash-up occurred in High Holborn on Wednesday morning, the Evening Standard reported.
Good Samaritans rushed to give him CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the scene before 10 a.m.
He had served as the Queen’s homeopathic doctor for about 15 years, according to the report. She has been informed of his death, the BBC reported.
“He was much respected as a good doctor who saw homeopathy as complementary to medical care,” Sir Marcus Setchell, Her Majesty’s former gynecologist, told the Evening Standard. “We are all shocked by his tragic loss.”
Greg White, chief executive of the Faculty of Homeopathy at the hospital where Fisher worked, called him “a leader, not just for the faculty but for homeopathy in the UK and worldwide.”
“It’s no exaggeration to say Peter is an irreplaceable talent,” he added. “He truly was a giant in all his fields of endeavor, which included clinician, researcher and academic.”
The truck driver for interior building product distribution company CCF remained at the scene, was not arrested and was helping police with their investigation, according to the report.
“We are deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragic accident and our thoughts and sympathies are with the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Fisher at this time,” a company spokesperson told the outlet.
Fisher was the eighth cyclist killed in London this year — the fifth who died in a collision with a truck, according to the report.
He was the second well-known doctor killed while riding a bicycle in recent weeks.
Last month, Dr. Mark Hausknecht, 65, a heart doctor who treated former President George H.W. Bush, was gunned down as he biked to work in Houston.
The suspect in the case, Joseph Pappas, committed suicide as police closed in on him earlier this month.

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Whistleblower Accuses CDC of Manipulating Shingles Data with Chickenpox Vaccine

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 06:53 AM PDT

Whistleblower Accuses CDC of Manipulating Shingles Data with Chickenpox Vaccine

CDC Accused of Manipulating Shingles Data
by Kate Raines and Barbara Loe Fisher
The Vaccine Reaction
The varicella zoster (chickenpox) virus causes a generally mild and short-lived disease when it occurs in young children under age 12, as it almost always did prior to the live attenuated varicella vaccine being licensed in 1995 and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for use by all children.1
Natural chickenpox infection results in long-lasting immunity, while the varicella vaccine’s protection is temporary, leaving vaccinated individuals vulnerable to infection at an older age when chickenpox is much more serious.
After recovery from varicella infection, the virus remains dormant in the system. Before the chickenpox vaccine was widely used, individuals who recovered from chickenpox as children had their immunity asymptomatically boosted by coming in contact with young children infected with chickenpox.2
Without periodic asymptomatic boosting throughout life, however, the dormant varicella zoster virus may reactivate later as herpes zoster (HZ, or shingles), a painful and sometimes persistent blistering rash.
The controversy over varicella vaccine safety and mandates has raged since its introduction in the U.S. nearly 25 years ago.
When it was licensed in 1995, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) questioned the strength of the scientific evidence for safety and effectiveness used by CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to make a universal use recommendation and argued the vaccine should not be mandated because, in part, universal use of the vaccine could drive chickenpox into older children and adults and raise the risks for shingles later in life.3

CDC Admits the Chickenpox Vaccine Is Reactive, Reactions Underreported

In a 2000 article, the CDC acknowledged that in the first three years of the varicella vaccine’s use between March 1995 and July 1998, the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) had received 67.5 adverse event reports per 100,000 doses (1 in 1,481 doses), including reports of cases of herpes zoster (shingles).
CDC admitted those adverse event reports were a substantial underestimation of all adverse events that had occurred:

Although the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Pub L No 99-660) obliges physicians to submit certain reports, VAERS data are typical of passive drug safety surveillance programs, with case counts that represent unknown but probably highly variable fractions of actual event numbers.4

In a press release, NVIC challenged the CDC’s assertion that varicella vaccine posed minimal risks to children after the VAERS analysis revealed that at least 4 percent of reported adverse events following chickenpox vaccinations were serious, including shock, convulsions, encephalitis, thrombocytopenia and death.
NVIC pointed out that VAERS data included reports of varicella vaccine strain infection and transmission and cases of herpes zoster (shingles) and stated,

The VAERS data has lead to the addition of 17 adverse events to the manufacturer’s product label since the vaccine was licensed for use in 1995, including secondary bacterial infections (cellulitis), secondary transmission (infection of close contacts), transverse myelitis, Guillain Barre syndrome and herpes zoster (shingles).5

Varicella Research Analyst Blows Whistle on CDC Manipulation of Data

Gary S. Goldman, PhD6 served for eight years (from January, 1995 until his resignation in October of 2002) as Research Analyst for the Varicella Active Surveillance Project (VASP) in a cooperative project with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Atlanta, GA).
Goldman was hired by Vestex Human Resource Systems to conduct studies on the impact of the Universal Varicella Vaccine Program in California’s Antelope Valley region.
Under the auspices of the Los Angeles Department of Health’s Acute Communicable Disease Control unit, the CDC-funded Antelope Valley Varicella Active Surveillance Project (AV-VASP) was charged with monitoring the effects of the varicella (chickenpox) program in a relatively isolated and stable population, primarily from the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale in California’s upper desert area.
When Dr. Goldman was prevented from publishing findings about the negative effects of universal use of varicella zoster vaccination by children, he resigned in 2002. In his resignation letter, he stated,

When research data concerning a vaccine used in human populations is being suppressed and/or misrepresented, this is very disturbing and goes against all scientific norms and compromises professional ethics.

In 2005, Dr. Goldman published a paper giving evidence for the fact that shingles is suppressed naturally in human populations by repeated exposure to natural chickenpox, which provides protective asymptomatic boosting.
He predicted that widespread chickenpox vaccination would lead to a loss of natural immunity and a spike in the incidence of shingles among adults.7
He noted that the pharmacological industry’s expectation was to offset the decrease in circulating chickenpox by vaccinating against shingles, Dr. Goldman said,

Using a shingles vaccine to control shingles epidemics in adults would likely fail because adult vaccination programs have rarely proved successful…There appears to be no way to avoid a mass epidemic of shingles lasting as long as several generations among adults.

In 2006, Goldman published a paper “The Case Against Universal Varicella Vaccination.” He asked,

Is the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine needed? Is it cost effective as a routine immunization for all susceptible children? Or is it more beneficial for the disease to remain endemic so that adults may receive periodic exogenous exposures (boosts) that help suppress the reactivation of herpes zoster (shingles).8

In March 2018, he published an article in Annals of Clinical Pathology,

The US Universal Varicella Vaccination Program: CDC Censorship of Adverse Public Health Consequences.9

In that article he provided evidence to support his allegation that CDC officials manipulated varicella data to affirm the CDC’s support for chickenpox vaccine mandates that that will require a lifetime of expensive vaccine boosters.
He explained the history of the VASP study and data were gathered from 300 participating centers, which included daycare centers, preschools, public and private schools and medical facilities.
By 1999, anecdotal reports from school nurses suggested that the number of herpes zoster (shingles) cases was increasing among children. As there were no baseline figures for comparison, Goldman suggested to principal investigators that shingles statistics should be added to the surveillance criteria.
In what Goldman described as a deliberate “attempt to quash the unwanted outcomes in the years following 2000,” he said it became apparent that the methods for interpretation of data were flawed, skewing CDC and VASP conclusions in favor of the varicella mass vaccination program.

Poor Science and Conflicts of Interest

According to Goldman, among the many ways that CDC officials were able to distort varicella data included the following:

  • Averaging rates of chickenpox over years instead of stratifying by year. This had the effect of increasing the apparent impact of the vaccine before it really could have affected incidence in the community and masking the declining efficacy of the vaccine over time.
  • Combining the incidence of childhood shingles without differentiating between those who had had natural chickenpox and those who had been vaccinated. This would effectively obscure both the increasing rate of shingles and the importance of asymptomatic immunity boost gained by re-exposure to wild-type chickenpox virus that prevents shingles.
  • Directing Goldman to stop his pursuit of shingles trends and, further, prohibiting him from publishing his findings. In a written directive from the County of Los Angeles legal department, which is included in the 2018 article, Goldman was told to “cease and desist in your efforts to publish or disseminate any information gathered as part of your participation on the VASP.”
  • Choosing poorly designed studies to support conclusions.
  • Actively seeking to discredit Goldman and his research.
  • Misleading the public by maintaining that the chickenpox vaccine would be inexpensive, would confer life-long immunity, and there was no immunological link with shingles.
  • Tolerating significant financial and personnel conflicts of interest. For example, Goldman points out that Julie Gerberding, who is head of Merck’s Vaccine Division overseeing the marketing of chickenpox and shingles vaccines, was head of the CDC from 2002 to 2009.

Goldman asserted that while CDC continually promotes vaccines as the “safest of all medicines,” and insists that “vaccination relies on science- or evidenced-based medicine,” and fosters “an increasing demand for vaccine mandates,” the CDC is ensuring that the vaccinated public “now requires and will continue to require a lifetime- series of costly booster vaccines.”
He concluded that,

…a combination of financial conflicts of interests, lack of proper controls, and poor methodology in varicella studies commissioned by the CDC often yielded improper or confounded results and conclusions— producing research based on pseudoscience that should more appropriately be relegated to a faith-based belief system rather than the realm of science.

Read the full article at TheVaccineReaction.org.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Varicella Zoster Vaccine Information Statement. CDC.gov Feb. 12, 2018.
Goldman GS. Universal Varicella Vaccines: Efficacy, Trends and Effects on Herpes ZosterInt J Toxicology July 1, 2005.
National Vaccine Information Center. Varicella Zoster (Chickenpox) Disease and Vaccine and March 1995 Debate on NBC “Today Show.” NVIC.org.
Wise RR, Salive ME et al. Postlicensure Safety Surveillance for Varicella VaccineJAMA 2000; 284(10): 1271-1279.
National Vaccine Information Center. NVIC Challenges VAERS Data of Chickenpox Vaccine Adverse Events. NVIC.org (press release) Sept. 13, 2000.
Physicians for Informed Consent. Gary S. Goldman, PhD biography.
Goldman, GS. Chicken Pox Vaccine Associated With Shingles EpidemicMedical Life SciencesSept. 1, 2005.
Goldman GS. The Case Against Universal Varicella VaccinationInt J Toxocol 2006; 25(5).
Goldman GS. The US Universal Varicella Vaccination Program: CDC Censorship of Adverse Public Health ConsequencesAnnals of Clinical Pathology Mar. 31, 2018.

Thanks to: http://vaccineimpact.com

U.S. National Debt Now Equivalent to the Amount of Money Missing from the Treasury

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 01:09 PM PDT

U.S. National Debt Now Equivalent to the Amount of Money Missing from the Treasury

Isaac Davis Staff Writer
Waking Times
In March of 2018, the U.S. national debt topped $21 trillion dollars, and now the average debt liability for an individual taxpayer is projected to be $161,022 by 2019. This means that every American taxpayer pretty much owes the government a house, when you consider that the median house price is around $200,000.
That’s right, even your happy, bubbly one-year-old future taxpayer, who is too new to the planet to have any idea what any of this means, will owe someone else a house by the time she’s old enough to get a job.
At present, even though the government is collecting record high individual income taxes, the debt continues to rise, as do taxes, fees, permits, regulations, and government sponsored extortion of citizens. This doesn’t bode well for the average American.

“With the debt per taxpayer as high as it is, if the government continues to raise taxes on middle income earners and above, it will become increasingly difficult for many of these individuals to preserve their standard of living. This will result in a reduction of wealth that spans the entire income spectrum, excluding perhaps the super-rich.” [Source]

Remarkably, at the same time the debt hit $21 trillion, others were noticing that the publicly available number of unaccounted for, or lost or stolen, taxpayer dollars is also now at $21 trillion. Most of this seems to have gone missing from the Pentagon.


Forbes magazine published an article on this in December of 2017, noting how year after year the defense department’s annual financial reports include insane sums of money that goes unaccounted for in the form of unsubstantiated adjustments. That is, faulty reporting, something which would land an ordinary person in jail for tax evasion.

“..data used to prepare the year-­end financial statements were unreliable and lacked an adequate audit trail. The report indicates that just 170 transactions accounted for $2.1 trillion in year—end unsupported adjustments.  No information is given about these 170 transactions.  In addition many thousands of transactions with unsubstantiated adjustments  were, according to the report, removed by the Army. There is no explanation concerning why they were removed nor their magnitude.” [Source]

Former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul recently posted about the missing money phenomenon, noting that most of this astronomical amount of money is the result of out of control military spending.

“Do you know how much the Pentagon spent between 1998 and 2015 that is “unaccounted for”?
Where did it go?
No one knows…it’s “unaccounted for”.” ~Ron Paul

Looking at this situation in layman’s terms, there’s a criminal on the block, one that everyone knows but is afraid to confront, who steals from everyone in the neighborhood again and again. And it’s gotten to the point where the criminal is free to act with impunity, stealing ever greater amounts from his neighbors.
There is no one who can help. The police won’t do anything because they are paid off by the criminal. The criminal is well-armed because he doesn’t follow the same gun laws that the neighbors have to adhere to. He regularly flaunts his weapons and threatens anyone who looks at him wrong.
There is nothing the neighbors can do about it, and the criminal knows this and becomes more and more brazen as time goes by. And the criminal lives a life of luxury and ease, while the neighbors have to work harder and harder to recover from their ever-increasing losses.


The neighborhood has become a sort of feudal preying ground for the criminal, and the neighbor’s futures look more and more bleak with each passing year. They have become, in effect, slave workers for the criminal, and the situation holds no promise of improving any time soon.
While the neighbors are all honest, good, hard-working people, desperation is slowly sinking in and in time the situation will become volatile and very dangerous.

Final Thoughts

In other news, the IRS has recently been granted the power to withhold passports from citizens who owe back taxes in the amount of $50,000 or more. This could be some 362,000 people, according to Time magazine, who face the prospect of internal imprisonment for doing something the government itself does, but at a tiny fraction of the scope.

“The State Department says that violators who do not resolve their tax issues before applying for a passport will have their application delayed or denied. Meanwhile, people with seriously delinquent tax payments who have already applied for a new U.S. passport will not have a new passport issued to them until they have resolved their tax issues with the IRS.” [Source]

This is something that doesn’t seem to register on the public mind, and as long as Americans are more interested in allowing themselves to be divided and conquered by the media, we can only expect for the national debt crime to exacerbate.

Read more articles from Isaac Davis.

About the Author
Isaac Davis is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and OffgridOutpost.com Survival Tips blog. He is an outspoken advocate of liberty and of a voluntary society. He is an avid reader of history and passionate about becoming self-sufficient to break free of the control matrix. Follow him on Facebook, here.
This article (U.S. National Debt Now Equivalent to the Amount of Money Missing from the Treasury) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Isaac Davis and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

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7000 Souls Recall Their ‘Life’ Between Lives During Regression Hypnosis, The Similarities Are Astounding

Posted: 23 Aug 2018 04:01 PM PDT

7000 Souls Recall Their ‘Life’ Between Lives During Regression Hypnosis, The Similarities Are Astounding

Posted on August 23, 2018 by David Nova

Source: Collective Evolution | by Alanna Ketler

Certified Master Hypnotherapist Michael Newton developed a technique to regress his clients back in time to recall memories from their past lives. During this process he stumbled upon a discovery of enormous proportions. He was able to bring the souls back to the place where they go before their next life — a life between lives. Out of 7,000 regressions, a large majority had eerily similar recollections of a place that many of them called “home.”
One of the most fascinating aspects of Newton’s work was that it didn’t matter who he was working with or what their previously held beliefs were in regards to the concept of “a soul” or reincarnation–in fact, many didn’t believe in these concepts at all. After coming out of a session, many of these people were changed forever. They were able to recount some of their past lives and feel and clearly see the relationship those previous lives had to their current life.

The Life Between Lives

In the world of hypnotherapy, past-life regression is almost common, but what’s unique about Newton’s work is his ability to get his subjects to recall memories from being in the womb, and then from before that point as well, to the place between each life. This was a place where, often, all of the soul family was waiting and welcoming with open arms. Many of the subjects were often surprised to see who was there as some of these people had provided a challenging experience for them in their previous lives.
According to Newton, the hypnotic responses from his subjects in regards to the afterlife provided credible information because of the consistency in their reports. Often the subjects would even use the same words and graphic depictions of where they were and what they were seeing. Newton had no reason to feel that anyone had a motive to fake their stories, and treated each case as if he was hearing the information for the first time. In other words, he was not suggesting words or ideas to them, but rather giving them the freedom to express these lives on their own. The similarities between the subjects was quite astounding. Some of these similarities included,

  • People’s memories of the initial activities of the soul just after final death on earth parallel the recollections of people returning from a near-death experience (NDE).
  • Souls are generally anxious to move away from the earth after death, and in many cases may stay a few days for their funeral.
  • Most souls initially pass through a tunnel towards the light of heaven.
  • The appearances of physical structures or other familiarities from Earth on the entry of the soul into heaven are intended to ease their transition.
  • Souls have the capability of projecting former life forms in communication with other souls.
  • Immediately after their death on earth, souls are met initially in heaven by their spirit guides or someone with whom they were close in their previous life. They meet others that were important to them previously.
  • Spirit guides continue their protective role in heaven.
  • Communication in heaven is done through telepathy.
  • A private form of consciousness between spirits exists through touch.
  • Ghosts are spirits who have chosen to remain within the earth plane, generally with a high degree of discontent. They can be dealt with by various means, such as exorcism, to get them to stop interfering with human beings.
  • Souls who were unable to turn aside a human impulse to harm others will go into seclusion upon entering the spirit world and remain for quite a while. The following reincarnation may be as a victim in a karmic cycle of justice.
  • An arriving soul can enter a place of healing as part of the restoration of the soul after a lifetime on earth.
  • A life review is conducted, first with spirit guides and later with a Council of Elders.
  • Souls travel to their initial destination in heaven through a large staging area.
  • Souls proceed to their cluster, consisting of small groups of soul energy that appear like a cluster of transparent bubbles or translucent bulbs. They contain entities who often shared past lives with the arriving spirit.
  • Group placement is determined by soul level.
  • Secondary groups have some contact with a primary group.
  • Opportunity for socialization and travel exist for souls living in their group.
  • Once a soul group is formed no new members are added.
  • Souls are grouped with others of similar characteristics.
  • At higher levels of soul evolution more independence takes place from group activities.
  • Spirit lights demonstrate color that correlates with a soul’s state of spiritual evolution.
  • The spirit world resembles one great schoolhouse with a multitude of classrooms under the direction of teacher-souls who monitor progress.
  • All souls have a personal guide who may be with them for thousands of years and many lives.
  • Junior guides are often assigned as well, later in the development of a soul.
  • Guides can appear as humans as well as spirits.
  • Most souls in the world today are in an early stage of development.
  • Spirits can experience two lives on earth at the same time.
  • A dormant part of our soul remains in heaven during incarnations.
  • Souls learn the techniques of the creation of physical items by thought, starting with simple assignments.
  • Souls incarnate on worlds other than the Earth.
  • The evolution of souls can continue way beyond the level where incarnation takes place.
  • Souls are reincarnating more frequently in recent centuries, and today would have roughly two lives during the past century.
  • Souls are not required to reincarnate but considerable pressure is brought to bear by spirit guides when the time is considered right.
  • Souls go to a place of life selection in order to examine alternative lives to lead.
  • There is a tendency for spirits to reincarnate in the same geographical area they were in during past lives.
  • The effort required to overcome a physical disability accelerates spiritual evolution.
  • Souls learn prior to a new incarnation to recognize future earthly signs from other souls they may encounter on earth with whom they have been close in the spirit world.
  • Souls leave heaven to enter the body of an infant through a tunnel.
  • The physical shock of birth is greater than that of death.
  • Souls can arrive in the infant’s body anytime before, during or slightly after the moment of birth.

Again, not only is this level of similarity and detail fascinating, but many of the thousands of people who were put under this hypnosis had no previous belief of reincarnation, the soul, or source consciousness. Their experiences here changed their minds.
In one instance a woman who had always faced challenges with her father in her current life saw that his soul had actually inhabited the body of the man who was the one who killed her in a past life. She was able to see how the members of the soul family aren’t always who you might expect. Some people who have caused us the most grief may have been doing so for our soul’s best interest, in order to help us grow.
For some of us, this work may resonate on a deep level. I know for myself while watching a documentary on this subject called, Flipside: A Journey Into The Afterlife,  and hearing the people recount their previous lives or the place that was often described as “home,” no part of me doubted anything they were saying for even a second. This information resonated to the very core of my being and just happens to go along quite nicely with my previously held beliefs in terms of reincarnation and the afterlife. Of course, we can never know for sure, but the topic of past lives and life after death is truly fascinating and can be fun to explore. I highly recommend the book on this subject, Journey Of Souls: Case Studies Of Life Between Lives by Michael Newton himself. It goes into much more depth and provides transcripts of actual sessions with the hypnotized subjects.
What do you think happens when we die?
Much Love

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New Tech Uses WiFi Blasts to Read a Subject’s Concealed Emotions from a Distance

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 05:31 AM PST

New Tech Uses WiFi Blasts to Read a Subject’s Concealed Emotions from a Distance

What is any person’s natural defense to surveillance, and the feelings of being robbed of privacy and sanctity that accompany it? Silence, and taking measures to protect privacy.
“poker face” may mean nothing if some new technology produced at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) actually works. Ateam of researchers say they created a system that can accurately read a person’s concealed emotions from a distance.
From sadness, to excitement, anger to happiness, they say its “EQ-Radio” is accurate 87% of the time at detecting people’s concealed emotions.
Personally it sounds far fetched that it would successfully read a person’s emotions without being directly linked to a person’s pulse and body like a lie detector.
However, the researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are using regular WiFi signals that they bounce off a person to track their heart rates and reveal other info about the body that can apparently determine emotion. No skin touching censors, as used in lie detectors, are involved with the device.
According to Big Think:

“One of the challenges the team faced was filtering out extraneous “noise” such as breath sounds to clearly detect the heart rate. Bear in mind that it’s not audio that EQ-Radio has to analyze, but instead data that reflects the speed of the WiFi bounceback. So “noise” refers to irrelevant data, not the actual sound of, say, your breath. That they’re able to measure heart rate with about a .3% margin of error is remarkable. That’s as good as an ECG monitor.
The EQ-Radio software is based on previous work the lab has done using WiFi to detect human movement. The goal of the earlier work was to use WiFi in smart homes that could do things like control heat and lighting based on your location, and detect if an elderly person has fallen. (It’s also seen as having potential use for animation motion-capture in films.)”
If a device created by MIT can bounce WiFi frequencies off a person and analyze their concealed emotion, why wouldn’t this technology be used in conjunction with surveillance cameras?
Imagine the CCTV-type surveillance cameras all around you in the city becoming a complex of surveillance devices: a camera, a microphone, biometric sensors and software, and even a device that bounces WiFi-type waves off people to analyze their feelings.
A surveillance grid could be put in place to spot a person who is severely anxious in a crowd, and the state (or some private entity) could decide to investigate them based on their anxious heartbeat.
What if employers put emotion sensing devices and surveillance cameras around their building to analyze who has anxiety and who doesn’t? It’s a veritable hell for the introvert.
The article from Big Think admits the applications of this technology could get scary. They noted it could be used for:
“Far more accurate test screenings and focus groups for ad agencies and film studios. Smart homes that can adjust lighting and environmental controls to match, or help you out of, your mood. Smart hotels that could continually customize a guest’s environment according to mood. Non-invasive healthcare and psychiatric monitoring, with office or home-installed systems. Directed advertising based on an assessment of a target’s mood. Interrogations.
When EQ-Radio moves beyond its current laboratory setting, there’ll be obvious privacy concerns: Do you have the right to keep your feelings to yourself?
If you’re in a public place — say, a hospital or theater — where an EQ-Radio system is in operation, will a signed release from you be required before your emotional state can be tracked? Would you have to give a police department permission to monitor your feelings during an investigation, or could you refuse as you can a polygraph test? Could an authoritarian government “read” its citizenry at will? Will this become a standard tool to anti-terrorism authorities?”
It’s important that people actively try to think about where the future is headed. It’s not really in human nature to plan for the future with tons of foresight, in my opinion: it’s not easy to theorize about how the future will be, but with the way technology is advancing, we should really be creatively thinking about it.
We can either influence our future to be a beautiful oasis functioning in a way we like, or it can be an exquisitely complicated technocracy.

Thanks to: http://themindunleashed.com
and: http://www.earth-heal.com

BREAKING – Massive Fire at Trump Tower – NYC Fire Department Is on the Scene

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 11:20 AM PST

Massive Fire at Trump Tower – NYC Fire Department Is on the Scene

News Commentary
By Thomas | Featured Commentator | January 8, 2018 8:45AM

The fire department of New York City is on the scene at a serious fire at Trump Tower in Manhattan. According to the department, they were called shortly after 7:00 a.m. Monday with a report of a fire on the top floor.
As you can see from the video below, aerial views show firefighters on the roof. Smoke is billowing from one corner of the high-rise. According to recent media reports, more than 126 firefighters responded to the scene.

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Bombshell Discovery: Stephen Paddocks ‘girlfriend’ Marilou Danley worked for the FBI

Posted: 24 Aug 2018 06:40 AM PDT

Bombshell Discovery: Stephen Paddocks ‘girlfriend’ Marilou Danley worked for the FBI

Posted on August 24, 2018 by Shepard Ambellas
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Alleged 1 October gunman Stephen Paddock’s ‘girlfriend’ Marilou Danley worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, records show.
Seach results for “Marilou Lou Danley” on Intelius.com clearly reveal a Reno-based Marilou Danley is related to a “Geary Danley” who was also listed as one of Marilou’s Facebook friends before her page was taken down.
Astonishingly, the Intelius database shows that Marilou Danley worked for the FBI, Atlantis(Bahamas), and One News Page Ltd which raises more questions then answers.
The new revelation of Danley’s employment with the FBI is disturbing for sure but her tenure at One News Page Ltd may need to be questioned as well.
The company’s overview posted on Bloomberg.com reads as follows:

One News Page Limited operates as an online news portal. The company monitors news headlines from various sources, including newswires, newspapers, and broadcasters. It offers news in the areas of business and finance, sports, lifestyle and interests, science and technology, and corporate reports. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in the United Kingdom.

Why have FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse and LVMPD Sheriff Joseph Lombardo kept the fact that Marilou Danley worked for the FBI secret from the general public from day one of the Las Vegas shooting?

Intellihub  @intellihubnews

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‘9000 Sealed Indictments’ Says ‘Epoch Times’ – Rumors of Impending Mass Arrests

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 02:38 PM PST

‘9000 Sealed Indictments’ Says ‘Epoch Times’ – Rumors of Impending Mass Arrests/Indictments Continue – Commentary and Links

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a vigil ceremony marking the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the Department of Justice on Sept. 11, 2017. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

We have heard it circulated through several online sources for a number of weeks now—9000 sealed indictments waiting to be opened and served throughout the country. These indictments are suspected to be against Deep State/Cabal operatives who have been making efforts to sabotage the interests of the people for decades. The notion seems to have significant credence, but one important question might be, “What can we expect to see in the coming weeks and months once these indictments are served?

The answer is uncertain at this point, but let’s be more specific. The entire reason why indictments are sealed is multi-faceted. If a court were to produce an indictment against a suspected offender, there would need to be certain precautions taken in order to insure the indictment was successful.

We have heard that these indictments are sealed to prevent suspects from fleeing, destroying evidence, or sabotaging the case in some way. However, these files might also be sealed in order to avoid tipping off other possible conspirators of the crimes involved in these cases. To add, if federal law enforcement needed to gain further leads on potential suspects they might let word of the indictments circulate, wait for a time, and then see which suspects lose their nerve and make a run for it.

[b]Related links – Roll-Up of the Cabal and Restoration of Republic in 2018 – A Digest of the Progression of World Events – Links and Commentary Included[/b]

In this way, law enforcement might use some of these indictments as a scare tactic in order to flush out suspects that they may not have been aware of prior. The possibilities are numerous, it seems. However, instead of further speculation, let’s examine the facts of the situation.

What we know from the situation is that the corporate media has not touched the story of these indictments. This seems to suggest that either the media does not consider the story very substantial, or they are deliberately attempting to further cover for the Deep State as they did all through 2017—not to mention the previous two to three decades.

These indictments do exist, according to reports. It is the number of indictments which has been the point of confusion. Are there truly over 9,000 of these files, as researchers suggest, or could the number be even greater (or possibly lesser)?

While we consider these things here is a previously deleted article coming from the Epoch Times. The article appears to have been deleted very soon after it posted for reasons unknown.

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Source: The Epoch Times , Web Cache Google User Content – The Epoch Times

Published: January 1, 2018

By: Joshua Philipp

Since late October, more than 9,000 sealed indictments have been filed in districts across the United States. Sealed indictments are typically used in prosecuting individuals or criminal networks in cases where revealing names could lead individuals to flee or destroy evidence.

As of Dec. 22, 2017, there were 9,294 sealed indictments, according to data collected by researchers and gathered from the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service of the federal judiciary. This includes 1,224 in the central district of California, which includes Los Angeles; 194 in Washington; and 248 in the southern district of New York.

The number of indictments filed in less than three months is in stark contrast to previous years. According to a 2009 report from the Federal Judicial Center, in all of 2006, there were only 1,077 sealed indictments, and these were about 0.96 percent of all criminal cases that year.

According to Marc Ruskin, a former FBI undercover agent and author of “The Pretender: My Life Undercover for the FBI,” it’s unclear whether the current sealed indictments are connected, but the high number is something he never saw in his 27 years as an agent.

Related links – Zero Hedge – Ex-FBI Assistant Director: Patriots within the FBI Will Soon Step Forward and Expose the “Cabal” – Links and Commentary

Ruskin said the large number of sealed indictments may explain the relatively low profile maintained by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “If he’s been occupied with an initiative that is sort of under wraps and being conducted covertly, it would explain why he hasn’t had a prominent position in the media as of late—because these are things he can’t talk about,” Ruskin said.

It’s uncertain what the sealed indictments are related to, but there is speculation. Some say the sealed indictments may be related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Others speculate that the indictments are related to human trafficking networks.

Because of the large number, Ruskin said the indictments “can’t all be related to the special prosecutor, because that would be a little fanciful to all be interrelated to Mueller and the work he’s doing—although he may have a certain number of sealed indictments that we don’t know about.”

Since the indictments are sealed by a judge, it would be illegal for anyone to reveal their content. Yet, as Ruskin pointed out, with political cases it’s not uncommon for details to be leaked to the press. He said the lack of chatter in legacy news outlets may suggest that the higher-ups have no political interest in leaking their content.

He also noted “there has been no chatter in the retired FBI circles.”

Ruskin said that among the causes mentioned for the surge of sealed indictments, the most plausible, he believes, is that it is related to human trafficking. Even his work investigating the mafia didn’t generate anywhere near as many sealed indictments as those currently pending; but with a human trafficking network, he said, there would be multiple groups operating in multiple districts—which fits the profile.

Related links – Retired FBI Chief Discusses Inside Knowledge of Satanism, Occultism and Pedophilia within the Upper Echelons of US Government

This would also fall in line with recent actions of President Donald Trump, who on Dec. 21, 2017, signed an executive order declaring a national emergency over human rights abuses and corruption. Trump declared January 2018 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

Ruskin said: “It would be consistent with the large number of sealed indictments, because it is a problem that’s nationwide. If there was a national initiative involving the Justice Department, and the FBI and ICE, let’s say, focused on that issue, then that would be a crime problem that would be bi-coastal and would involve multiple districts.”

“That could plausibly account for all the sealed indictments,” Ruskin said. “That would be more plausible than most other explanations.”

Read more at: TheEpochTimes.com , WebCache.GoogleUserContent.com

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It seems particularly unlikely that the sealed indictments have much to do with the alleged Russian influence in the election. This narrative of Russian collusion in the 2016 election was admittedly fabricated by various interests including CNN and possibly other parties within media. It also appears that as many corporate media, social media, and other institutions refuse to represent the President in any balanced way, that this narrative was simply another attempt at smearing Donald Trump while distracted from the consistently censored issue of Pedogate.

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Though it is clear that the President has his share of issues, none of these issues excuse the extreme bias shown by corporate media. The fact of the anti-President narrative the mainstream that has been running ever since late 2016, combined with the all but complete silence on the topic of rampant pedophilia in government, seems to reveal that the media is not holding up its end with regard to honest reporting.

Referring to an article from another website, we can see where the notion of the 9,000 indictments came from. However, when we view the apparent data, we might notice something. The following table comes from the website, the Nexus News Feed.


The numbers appear to add up to around 4,000 to 5,000 indictments in each column. It is at the bottom where we see the number adding up to 9,294, but the ways in which these numbers were totaled comes across as ambiguous. It is unclear as to why one column represents the total indictments from one date, and then omits over 100 of those same indictments in the Update column.

Can we be certain that the update is more reliable then the original? The answer seems unclear.

According to other sources, the number was confirmed to be around 4,000, but of course, the numbers may vary depending upon the source.

It is fine, I believe, that we consider the possibility that there could be more data to be uncovered with regard to these sealed indictments. It is always a good idea to verify any source which makes claims with regard to the details of forthcoming information.

It does appear that these indictments are real (though the exact numbers are questionable), considering all that has transpired since the beginning of October, 2017. It will be interesting to see the developments that follow the announcements of these indictments, and even more interesting to see the rapid changes within the U.S. and the world once justice is finally served.

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Why The Occult Elite Are Losing

Posted: 11 Jan 2018 02:26 PM PST

Why The Occult Elite Are Losing

Posted on January 7, 2018 by David Nova

Hubris, overconfidence, recklessness, and unrestrained corruption have disrupted their delicate duality balancing act. Chaos exposed spells doom for the New World Order.
By David Nova | from Deus Nexus
There are probably a myriad of inter-connected reasons why the Occult Elite/the Illuminati/the Powers That Be are quickly becoming the Powers That Were. I am going to write about just one – their own sloppiness.
In the past, I have written quite extensively about the subjects of duality, balance, order vs chaos. These are the prominent themes in my metaphysical novels and in many of my articles.
Many people likely believe that members of the illuminati/the occult elite subscribe to a philosophy/religion that values darkness over light, evil over goodness, crime over law & order.  Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simplistic. There are probably local level satanic sects that prioritize the dark side over the light, but if you study the occult elite and their symbols you know that duality is very important to them. This is apparent in the symbolism of Freemasonry, the two columns of Boaz and Jachin, which represent the left and right-hand paths, also the black and white checkered floor pattern which represents duality. This symbolism has become ubiquitous in Hollywood films and music videos. It is heavily used in MK Ultra or Monarch mind control programming.

Why is Duality Important to the Occult Elite?

Because they understand and utilize a form of sacred science that stems from either the Kabbala or other ancient mystery schools. They understand the union of opposites. They understand that by creating false dualities they can divide, conquer, and control the masses. They understand the power of duality to trigger people’s emotional states and manipulate their minds. They make use of duality and the union of opposites, as a means to a diabolical end. This has been their time-honored formula:

Problem + Reaction = Solution 
Chaos + Insufficient Old Order = New Order 
Terrorism + Institutions caught off guard = Global surveillance & police state

Excerpt from: Transcending The Duality Paradigm
The triangle is a sacred form because it illustrates this principle of integration – the integration of dualities, rising to a new higher vibration of consciousness.  The ascension process requires the integration of our various internal dualities.

Positive + Negative = Balanced State
Divine Masculine + Divine Feminine = Divine Union
Order + Chaos = Synchronicity

The darkness uses an inversion, or a perversion, of this process, a synthesis to create a lower vibration of fear.

Problem + Reaction = Solution = A New Order out of Chaos

Representation of credit image from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Working with Duality Requires Great Discipline

This formula has been working for the occult elite quite successfully for hundreds, if not thousands of years. However, it was a very slow process, a multi-generational process. It required extreme discipline and personal sacrifice. It required entire generations to work toward a distant future goal they would never see realized in their own lifetime. It required couples to marry by arrangement, families to sacrifice their own children. It required the utmost secrecy, oaths of absolute loyalty upon pain of torture and death. It required a careful facade, a foolproof masquerade – upstanding and devout citizens by day, cruel and degenerate monsters by night. It required a very delicate duality balancing act.
Immoral conduct in the extreme (rape, pedophilia, torture, murder, cannibalism) unleashes great personal and social chaos. Discipline in the extreme requires a fervent order. It is this extreme discipline of order, harsh rules and penalties of elite conduct, that prevents the chaos of their criminality from being discovered and exposed. This is why they must control both the police and the courts to protect their criminal syndicates. The occult elite represent both sides of this duality in the extreme. One side must balance the other or else their entire house of cards crumbles to the ground. Why do you think it’s called the New World Order?
For every national or international goal, they’ve had to carefully balance these delicate forces of order and chaos. These were not impulsive, reckless people. They were highly intelligent slaves to a multi-generational agenda that required insidious cunning, absolute secrecy, lifetime loyalty, extreme discipline, and a perfect balancing act. This is perhaps why they have been successful for so long.

Excerpt from: CHAOS, ORDER, and the Transformation of Humanity
While the current world stage is largely a carefully scripted drama created by the occult elite to achieve their agenda of a New World Order, and thus their twisted Transformation, they are working with cosmic forces that are beyond their control. And these cosmic forces have their own agenda when higher consciousness is added to the mix.
Cosmic forces, such as Chaos and Order, are neither good nor evil. However, they can be channeled by fear into a duality of good vs evil. The energy of Chaos can be destructive or creative, resulting in terrorism or liberation. The energy of Order can be used beneficially to structure society or negatively to imprison individuality.

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Why You Must Reduce Your Exposure to EMF

Posted: 11 Jan 2018 06:01 AM PST

Why You Must Reduce Your Exposure to EMF

Dr. MercolaGuest
Waking Times
The negative effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) continue to ignite conversations and controversy worldwide. The most dangerous pollution affecting you is the invisible sea of EMFs your body swims in daily. You are exposed to EMFs all day long, not only in public but inside your home, too. Most of the radiation emits from cellphones, cell towers, computers, smart meters and Wi-Fi, to name just a few of the culprits.
While it’s nearly impossible to avoid EMF exposure completely, there are practical ways to limit it. Given the number of EMFs that bombard you all day long, getting educated about the negative effects of EMFs is imperative to your well-being. Particularly if you are dealing with a serious illness, it is well worth your time to reduce your EMF exposure as much as possible. If you have been told EMFs are safe and not a danger to humans, you may want to consider:

  • The telecommunication industry has manipulated federal regulatory agencies, public health authorities and professionals through powerful and sophisticated lobbying efforts leaving consumers confused and unaware of the health risks associated with EMFs
  • Any negative health effects from EMFs, similar to smoking, may not be immediately noticeable, but will likely develop gradually over time. Cell phones indeed are the cigarette public health threat of the 21st century.

What Are EMFs?

According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, EMFs are “invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power.”1
Most agree on the hazards associated with ionizing radiation, which is why the dental hygienist covers you with a lead apron when taking X-rays. Similarly, you would expect to get sunburned if your bare skin is overexposed to the sun’s powerful UV rays. Ionizing radiation is generally believed to have enough energy to break the covalent bonds in DNA but actually most of the damage is due to the oxidative stress resulting in excessive free radicals.
The type of EMF your cellphone emits is in the microwave 2-5 gigahertz range. Besides your cellphone, electronics such as baby monitors, Bluetooth devices, cordless phones, smart thermostats and Wi-Fi routers consistently emit microwave radiation at levels that may damage your mitochondria.
Interestingly I have reviewed a number of studies that show double and single strand DNA breaks are actually higher when exposed to nonionizing microwave radiation than ionizing radiation. This is believed to be due to the excessive oxidative stress that microwave exposure induces.

Intracellular Calcium Increases With Exposure to EMFs


Martin Pall, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of biochemistry and basic medical sciences at Washington State University, has identified and published several papers describing the molecular mechanisms of how EMFs from cellphones and wireless technologies damage humans, animals and plants.2,3,4,5,6 Many studies indicate your intracellular calcium increases with exposure to EMFs.
Pall also discovered a number of studies showing that you can block or greatly reduce the effects of EMFs using calcium channel blockers — medication commonly prescribed to patients with heart disease. Notably, it is the excess calcium in the cell and increased calcium signaling that are responsible for a vast majority of the biological effects of EMFs.
Pall discovered no less than 26 bodies of research asserting that EMFs work by activating voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs), which are located in the outer membrane of your cells. Once activated, they allow a tremendous influx of calcium into the cell — about 1 million calcium ions per second per VGCC.
When there’s excess calcium in the cell, it increases levels of both nitric oxide (NO) and superoxide. While NO has many beneficial health effects, massively excessive amounts of it react with superoxide, forming peroxynitrite, which is an extremely potent oxidant stressor.
Peroxynitrites, in turn, break down to form reactive free radicals, both reactive nitrogen species and reactive oxygen species, including hydroxyl radicals, carbonate radicals and NO2 radicals — all three of which do damage. Peroxynitrites also do their own damage. All this to say EMFs are not having a thermal influence; they are not “cooking” your cells as some suggest. Rather, EMF radiation activates the VGCCs in the outer cell membrane, triggering a chain reaction of devastating events that, ultimately:

  • Decimates your mitochondrial function, cell membranes and cellular proteins
  • Causes severe cellular damage
  • Results in DNA breaks
  • Dramatically accelerates your aging process
  • Puts you at higher risk for chronic disease

Peroxynitrites, Cellphones and Spikes in Chronic Disease

Once formed, peroxynitrite reacts relatively slowly with biological molecules, making it a selective oxidant. Inside your body, peroxynitrites modify tyrosine molecules in proteins to create a new substance, nitrotyrosine and nitration of a structural protein.7 These changes from nitration are visible in human biopsy of ALS, atherosclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, myocardial ischemia and septic lung disease.8
Significant oxidative stress from peroxynitrites may also result in single-strand breaks of DNA.9 This pathway of oxidative destruction triggered by low−frequency radiation emitted from mobile devices may partially explain the unprecedented growth rate of chronic disease since 1990.10 This, truly, is a far greater concern than brain tumors, when it comes to the hazards of cellphones.

Once you understand cellphones can contribute to these chronic diseases — not just brain tumors — you may be more motivated to limit your exposure. Although the top health threats continue to be cardiovascular disease, cancer and infections, the rates of increase noted for the following diseases and disorders is astounding. Some of them were not even public knowledge prior to 1980.11

[th]Disease or disorder[/th][th]Increase since 1990[/th]
ADHD 819 percent
Alzheimer’s disease 299 percent
Autism 2,094 percent
Bipolar disease in youth 10,833 percent
Celiac disease 1111 percent
Chronic fatigue syndrome 11,027 percent
Depression 280 percent
Diabetes 305 percent
Fibromyalgia 7,727 percent
Hypothyroidism 702 percent
Lupus 787 percent
Osteoarthritis 449 percent
Sleep apnea 430 percent

Are You Affected by One of These EMF-Related Health Problems?

Since biological damage from EMFs is triggered by activation of your VGCCs, it stands to reason that tissues with the highest densities of VGCCs are at greater risk of harm. Your body tissues with the highest concentration of VGCCs (and most susceptible to damage from EMFs) include your:

  • Brain
  • Testes (for men)
  • Nervous system
  • Pacemaker of your heart resulting in arrhythmias
  • Retina

When VGCCs are activated in your brain, they release neurotransmitters and neuroendocrine hormones. Elevated VGCC activity in certain parts of your brain has been shown to produce a variety of neuropsychiatric effects. Among the most common consequences of chronic EMF exposure to your brain are:12

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anxiety
  • Autism: One of my longtime mentors, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, has linked autism in children to excessive EMF exposure during pregnancy
  • Depression

While EMFs may not be the sole cause of heart problems, it is very likely a significant factor and one worthy of further investigation, especially if you are taking a heart medication. The most common heart issues that have been tied to EMF exposure include:

  • Atrial fibrillation / atrial flutter
  • Bradycardia (slow heartbeat)
  • Cardiac arrhythmias (associated with sudden cardiac death)
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tachycardia (fast heartbeat)

EMFs Negatively Affect Reproduction

If you are a man, EMF exposure can increase your risk of infertility, especially if you routinely carry your cellphone in a pants pocket near your groin and/or use your laptop on your lap. Studies have linked low-level electromagnetic radiation exposure from cellphones to an 8 percent reduction in sperm motility and a 9 percent reduction in sperm viability.13,14
Besides those associated with reproduction, you have a number of other sensitive organs in that general area, including your bladder, colon, kidneys and liver, all of which are susceptible to damage from radiation.
If you are a woman, your risk of breast cancer is higher if you regularly carry your cellphone in your bra. Generally, the most common location for breast cancer is the upper, outer quadrant. When the cancer is located in the upper, inner quadrant, however, it’s more likely to be related to cellphone radiation (if you’ve been carrying your phone in your bra).

Ways to Reduce Your EMF Exposure

Below are some tips to reduce your EMF exposure:

Connect your desktop computer to the internet via a wired connection and be sure to put your desktop in airplane mode. Also avoid wireless keyboards, trackballs, mice, game systems, printers and house phones. Opt for the wired versions.
If you must use Wi-Fi, shut it off when not in use, especially at night when you are sleeping. Ideally it is best to work toward hardwiring your house so you can turn off the Wi-Fi at all times. If you have a notebook without any Ethernet ports it is easy to purchase a USB Ethernet adapter that will allow you to connect to the internet without a wireless connection.
Shut off the electricity to your bedroom at night. This typically works to reduce electrical fields from the wires in your wall unless there is an adjoining room next to your bedroom. If that is the case you will need to use a meter to determine if you also need to turn off power in the adjacent room.
Use a battery-powered clock, ideally one without any light. I use a talking clock that I merely press a button to determine the time and never see any light at night.
If you still use a microwave oven, consider replacing it with a steam convection oven, which will heat your food as quickly and far more safely. Next to induction stovetop burners, microwave ovens are likely the largest EMF polluters in your home.
Avoid using “smart” appliances and thermostats that depend on wireless signaling. This would include all new “smart” TVs. They are called smart because they emit a Wi-Fi signal, and unlike your computer, you are unable to shut the Wi-Fi signal off. Consider using a large computer monitor as your TV, as they don’t emit Wi-Fi.
Refuse smart meters as long as you can or add a shield to an existing smart meter, some of which have been shown to reduce radiation by 98 to 99 percent15
Considering moving your baby’s bed into your room instead of using a baby monitor, or use a hard-wired monitor. In any case avoid any baby monitor that is wireless. There are some wired options available.
Replace CFL bulbs with incandescent bulbs. Ideally remove all fluorescent lights from your house. Not only do they emit unhealthy light, but more importantly they will actually transfer current to your body just being close to the bulbs.
Avoid carrying your cellphone on your body unless it is in airplane mode and never sleep with it in your bedroom unless it is in airplane mode (and especially not under your pillow). Even in airplane mode it can emit signals, which is why I put my phone in a Faraday bag.
When using your cellphone, use the speaker phone and hold the phone at least 3 feet away from you. Seek to radically decrease your time on the cellphone. I probably am down to below 30 minutes a month on my cell, mostly when traveling. Instead use VoIP software phones that you can use while connected to the internet via a wired connection. Google Voice is a free example.

While you may think the majority of your radiation exposure comes from outside your home, most of it is very likely coming from the items inside your home and the homes of your closest neighbors. Due to their proximity, particularly if you live in an apartment or condo, it may be worth your time to educate your neighbors about the dangers of wireless technology, including cordless phones, smart meters and Wi-Fi.

Certain Nutrients May Help Protect Your Body From EMF Damage

While making changes to your physical environment is of the utmost importance, there are a few nutritional interventions you can consider to help protect your body from EMFs. My recommendations include:
Magnesium: As a natural calcium channel blocker, magnesium can help reduce the effects of EMF on your VGCCs. Since many are deficient in magnesium, I believe you could benefit from as much as 1 to 2 grams of magnesium per day.
Molecular hydrogen: Studies have shown molecular hydrogen can mitigate about 80 percent of the damage caused by EMFs because it targets the free radicals produced in response to radiation, such as peroxynitrites. You can take molecular hydrogen tablets when flying to protect you from gamma rays. It is one of several tips I shared on how to minimize jet lag.
Nrf2: Increasing Nrf2, which is a biological hormetic that upregulates superoxide dismutase, catalase and all the other beneficial intercellular antioxidants, is also helpful mainly because it lowers inflammation, improves your mitochondrial function and stimulates mitochondrial biogenesis, among other benefits.
You can activate Nrf2 by consuming Nrf2-boosting food compounds such as sulforaphane from cruciferous vegetables, foods high in phenolic antioxidants, the long-chained omega-3 fats DHA and EPA, carotenoids (especially lycopene), sulfur compounds from allium vegetables, isothiocyanates from the cabbage group and terpenoid-rich foods. Performing high-intensity exercises that activate the NO signaling pathway, such as the NO dump exercise, activates Nrf2, and so does intermittent fasting.
Spices: Certain spices may help prevent or repair damage from peroxynitrites. Spices rich in phenolics, specifically cinnamon, cloves, ginger root, rosemary and turmeric, have exhibited some protective effects against peroxynitrite-induced damage.16,17

Children at Greater Risk Than Adults From EMFs

Sadly, most of our youth have widely adopted the wireless revolution and it is your responsibility to teach your children these dangers. Many kids have cellphones and wireless tablets before the age of 5 and many children sleep with their phones on or under their pillows. This is exposing them to a far more serious health threat than their grandparents had when they were smoking as adolescents.
The opportunity to experience greater mitochondrial damage over time is exponentially greater for children than it is for adults. Many kids today are growing up completely enveloped in technology. They carry cellphones at younger and younger ages, use computers and tablets beginning in the early-school years and play internet-based video games, to name just a few of their EMF-related activities.
Depending on the habits of their parents, especially their mothers, many children were exposed to EMFs even before they were born. Particularly as it relates to cellphone use, EMF radiation penetration is deeper in kids than adults since their skulls are thinner.
Regarding the use of cellphones within the pediatric population, Ronald L. Melnick, scientific adviser for the Environmental Health Trust, said, “The penetration of the cellphone radiation into the brain of a child is deeper and greater. Also, the developing nervous system of a child is potentially more susceptible to a damaging agent.”18
California’s Environmental Health Investigations guidelines concur, saying: “EMFs can pass deeper into a child’s brain than an adult’s. The brain is still developing through the teen years, which may make children and teens more sensitive to EMF exposure.”19 It’s important to take precautions now to protect your children, especially because the damage done by EMF radiation can take years, and sometimes decades, to develop.
While there is no reliable way to predict the long-term effects on children, one study, involving more than 13,000 mothers, revealed some sobering potential effects. Upon viewing these statistics, I hope you will take steps today to reduce your EMF exposure, both for the health of your child and your own well-being. As compared to children born of mothers who did not use cellphones during pregnancy, children born of mothers who did experienced a:20

  • 49 percent increase in behavioral problems
  • 35 percent increase in hyperactivity
  • 34 percent increase in peer-related problems
  • 25 percent increase in emotional issues

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AI, 5G & CryptoCurrencies – Max Igan Interviewed by Paul Seils

Posted: 11 Jan 2018 05:58 AM PST

According to the Father of Propaganda an Invisible Government Controls Our Minds with a Thought Prison

Posted: 11 Jan 2018 05:35 AM PST

According to the Father of Propaganda an Invisible Government Controls Our Minds with a Thought Prison

“Who are the men who without our realizing it, give us our ideas, tell us whom to admire and whom to despise, what to believe about the ownership of public utilities, about the tariff, about the price of rubber, about the Dawes Plan, about immigration; who tell us how our houses should be designed, what furniture we should put in them, what menus we should serve on our table, what kind of shirts we must wear, what sports we should indulge in, what plays we should see, what charities we should support, what pictures we should admire, what slang we should affect, what jokes we should laugh at?” ~ Edward Bernays, Propaganda

Authored by Edward Bernays and published in 1928, the book Propaganda still holds its position as the gold standard for influencing and manipulating public behavior.

Drawing on his expertise in psychology while using the language of manipulation, Bernays pioneered social engineering via mass media, and his work lives on in the distorted, statist, consumer world we have today.

But who are the ones behind the curtain telling us what to think by directing our attention onto the things which serve interests?

Interestingly, chapter III of Propaganda is titled, ‘The New Propagandists,’ and is devoted to explaining why the controls for mass manipulation are so closely guarded by a relatively tiny elite who sit in the shadows, out of the public eye, choosing what we are to see and to think, even controlling the politicians we elect to represent us.

“If we set out to make a list of the men and women who, because of their position in public life, might fairly be called the molders of public opinion we could quickly arrive at an extended list of persons mentioned in “Who’s Who…”

“Such a list would comprise several thousand persons. But it is well known that many of these leaders are themselves led, sometimes by persons whose names are known to few. Such persons typify in the public mind the type of ruler associated with the phrase invisible government.”

An invisible government of corporate titans and behind the scenes influencers who’s mark on culture cannot be understated today. Bernays continues:

“The invisible government tends to be concentrated in the hands of the few because of the expense of manipulating the social machinery which controls the opinions and habits of the masses.

“The public relations counsel, then, is the agent who, working with modern media communication and the group formation of society, brings an idea to the consciousness of the public. But he is a great deal more than that. He is concerned with courses of action, doctrines, systems and opinions, and the securing of public support for them.”

Ultimately, the goal of this type of mass-produced, pop-culture propaganda is to weaken the individual’s ability to think critically, thereby creating an environment where many people look to one another for approval, always second-guessing their own faculties.

When this happens, the strength of the collective group begins to take form and multiply, and ideas can be implanted into the popular culture, taking root in the form of widespread conformist behavior.

“Thinking critically means making reasoned judgments that are logical and well thought out. It is a way of thinking in which one doesn’t simply accept all arguments and conclusions to which one is exposed without questioning the arguments and conclusions.

“It requires curiosity, skepticism and humility. People who use critical thinking are the ones who say things such as, “How do you know that?” “Is this conclusion based on evidence or gut feelings?” and “Are there alternative possibilities when given new pieces of information?””  [Source]

Final Thoughts

The takeaway here is that not much has changed in 100 years of corporate/statist American culture, other than the technical capacity to scale this ever upward. Our lives are still heavily influenced by the likes of the described by Bernays.

There is one advantage we do have now, however, as technology has given us greater access to the truth and we are now free to split from the matrix psychologically by understanding what it is and how it influences our lives. If we choose to do so, that is, if we choose to take the red pill.

In order to understand your life and your mission here on earth in the short time you have, it is imperative to learn to see the thought prison that has been built around you, and to actively circumnavigate it.

Free-thinking is being stamped out by the propagandists, but our human tendency is to crave freedom, and with the aid of truth, we are more powerful than the control matrix and the invisible government.

By Sigmund Fraud, Waking Times

Thanks to: http://humansarefree.com

Lots of Activity Today! FBI raid in Sterling – National Guard deployed to Gitmo

Posted: 29 Dec 2017 05:31 PM PST

Breaking: Arizona National Guard Deployed to Gitmo

Subject: Breaking: Arizona National Guard Deployed to Gitmo

December 29th, 2017

CBS Arizona just reported the AZ National Guard 850th Military Police Battalion of 150 men and women were deployed today to GITMO for a 9 month mission classified as “SENSITIVE.”

This is in addition to hundreds of others deployed from various states and recently disputed as “Fake News.”

The Joint Task Force is augmenting the facility under “Operation Enduring Freedom.” This augmentation comes on the heels of President Trump’s December 21st signing of the “National Emergency / Executive Order” to begin rounding-up hundreds if not thousands of child trafficking and pedophiles under the Human Rights abuse authority of the EO.

NOTE: There are only 33 detainees at this time at GITMO

The National Guard Army Commander ordered the unit to “NOT discuss the mission on any social media platform.”

Other arrests are listed in the Executive Order…..


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Brad Pitt – Elite Hollywood Pedophiles Control America

Posted: 29 Dec 2017 01:58 PM PST

Brad Pitt – Elite Hollywood Pedophiles Control America

omnipulse   Unveiling Phase 1.2   June 27, 2017  3 Minutes
Brad Pitt: ‘Elite Hollywood Pedophiles Control America’
Movie star speaks out against pedophilia rings
They are telling you, giving you the offer to wake up. If you ignore you can’t be helped.

Brad Pitt: ‘Elite Hollywood Pedophiles Control America’

Movie star speaks out against pedophilia rings

By: Jay Greenberg  |@NeonNettle
on 26th June 2017 @ 8.00pm

©️ Press
Movie star Brad Pitt exposes Hollywood’s Elite pedophile rings

Following the recent spate of pedophile arrests in California, movie star Brad Pitt has revealed the true depths of Hollywood pedophilia in a shocking exposé.

As a 30-year seasoned veteran in the movie business, Pitt speaks about his experiences after witnessing the dark side of the entertainment industry first hand.

Mr. Pitt describes how the whole TV and film industry is run around a culture of grooming children for child trafficking networks that reach across the United States and beyond, into the upper echelons of the political spectrum and societal hierarchy:

“You think Hollywood is about making movies? That’s just a byproduct: It’s about money, and more importantly, power and control.”
“The people who run Hollywood, also run America, and most of the world, and they don’t care about movies.”
“You’ve heard of the Illuminati right? The secret societies, the politicians, the bankers and the media – they’re the ones running these pedophile rings, and they’re the ones that run the world, and it all goes back to Hollywood.”
“Kids wanna be in movies, or should I say; parents want their kids to be in movies, and they’ll do anything to get them famous”

When asked why Hollywood was targetted by these Elite networks, he said;

“It’s the parents. It’s the American dream to be famous and the parents will do anything to get them there.”
“Have you ever met the mom of a child actor? They’re nuts.”
“It’s easy pickings, and it’s not just movies, it’s TV, music… it’s showbiz.”
“The parents are basically selling their kids souls for fame.”

Mr. Pitt goes on to expose the motivation behind the Elite child trafficking and how the children are given roles to influence other children to push agenda.He describes how children are used as political currency whilst the parents turn a blind eye in the hope their offspring will be in the next box office smash:

“One of these [Elites] buys into a movie. A thousand kids go for the lead role, and 100 of them would probably work. Some young kid with a pushy mom turns up who will do anything to get the part.”
“The kid gets sent off to some guy that runs a TV network. The network pushes the movie, and the first guy makes loads of money when it’s a hit.”
“The TV guy will never say a bad thing about the movie because movie guy knows what TV guy did with that young kid.”
“The same thing happens with politicians and bankers and the rest of them,”
“It’s all backroom deals with kids as bargaining chips.”

When asked about who these “Hollywood players” are, Pitt was reluctant to name names, saying, “I’m from the land of the free and easy lawsuit”, but said he was confident these high-level child abusers will soon see justice:

“The media will never expose the truth as they’re part of it. It’s the independent media that will expose this.”
“The internet is a wonderful thing and the free flow of information is bringing it all to the surface now.”
“They’re losing their hold over the American people, and people everywhere, and they know it.”
“It’s just a matter of time before it all comes out.”

Brad Pitt has had a rocky past with secret societies, after a leaked video of his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, in which she discussed Hollywood Illuminati rituals, went viral.

Mr. Pitt responded to the video by saying he was “sickened” by the revelations.


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Al-Qaeda lowers flag to half-staff in honor of friend and ally John McCain


Alan Watts Believed Society’s Idea of Work is Completely Wrong

Posted: 28 Dec 2017 08:41 PM PST

Alan Watts Believed Society’s Idea of Work is Completely Wrong

Few people have communicated difficult ideas with as much clarity as Alan Watts.

He is known today for the work he did to popularize Zen concepts in the west. Through his books and his recorded lectures, he touched on almost every major contradiction in life.

His signature teaching — and he applied it to almost every part of existence — was that there is no end or destination. Watts knew that the point was ultimately to be where you are and experience things as they are here and now rather than in some romanticized past or future.

He continually stressed how little understanding we actually have of reality and its contents, and he was often careful not to make things more complicated than they needed to be.

One thing, however, that he always felt strongly about and that he observed modern society constantly getting wrong was our entire approach to the idea of work. In his own words:

“You are involved by and large in a very strange business system which divides your day into work and play. Work is something that everybody does and you get paid to do it because nobody could care less about doing it.

“In other words, it is so abominable and boring that you can get paid for doing it. And the object of doing this is to make money. And the object of making money, is to go home and enjoy the money that you’ve made. When you got it, you see, “you can buy pleasure.”

No Such Thing As Work

Naturally, Watts’ definition of work doesn’t apply to every job each one of us does. That said, the underlying theory of the role of work in modern society, though extreme, is largely right.

Biologically, there is no such thing as a set requirement to do a set amount of work. We’re programmed to strive for things and to struggle for survival, which itself is one definition of work, but overall, the concept of sacrificing time for money is a cultural construct.

We’ve created arbitrary distinctions to keep the economic machine running, which isn’t necessarily bad, but it’s forced a mental contrast between the things that we’re supposed to enjoy and the things that we do in order to maintain our ability to do things that we enjoy.

When we think of something as work, we automatically compare it to leisure, and by definition, if it’s the opposite of leisure, we think that it’s not something that gets to be enjoyed.

Even if you have a job that satisfies all of your criteria for keeping you engaged and excited, this ingrained narrative that you’re “working” when you’re doing that thing causes you to see your tasks and your demands as things that are enforced on you rather than chosen.

Choice is an essential requirement in humans for a feeling of motivation and control, and our distinction of certain commitments as work completely strips that away from us.

Given that we all have to make a living and that doing so is going to demand a big chunk of our time, it’s valuable to think of ways that we can make this time as pleasant as possible.

Granted, not all circumstances enable an environment to see work as something other than that. That said, by merely taking a more fluid approach to the commitments in your life by reducing overt contrasts between what you enjoy and what you don’t, you can make it better.

The Real Secret Is Play

Another way to complement a lack of distinction is to see everything you do as play.

Humans are playful by nature. While many of us give up the dolls and the action figures as we age, most of the activities that we consider enjoyable throughout the years, whether it be reading, creating, or exercise, are a form of play. They’re a kind of game that we engage in.

We choose to deliberately focus our attention on something, we strive to get the most out of it that we possibly can, and if we do it well, we get completely lost in a world of joy and awe.

The medium of play, although important, isn’t really crucial. The underlying pattern of behavior is something that exists as a default and innate ability in our mind. It may come easier if you have a habit of enjoying a task, but it can be harnessed with effort regardless.

This is something that Alan Watts advocated throughout his life. We get so caught up with existing definitions that we forget that the boundary between work and play is illusionary.

Nothing in the world is inherently interesting. Things are interesting because we take the time and effort to make them interesting. If you have a fluid definition of work and leisure, then much of the time you can turn whatever the job is into play by gamifying it.

If you practice a kind of presence about being where you are rather than waiting to get out of a task in the near future, and if you design the circumstances around your demands to be somewhat challenging, then there is no reason that you can’t enjoy the time that pays you.

This mentality also saves you from getting caught up in the rat race to nowhere. You play because it’s enjoyable, not because you’re chasing some imagined destination of success.

All You Need to Know

Alan Watts passed away in 1973, but much of his wisdom lives on in all corners of the world.

You don’t have to agree with everything he believed to see that there is merit in his argument about the flaws in the modern concept of work. It’s something that takes up more of our time than almost anything else in life, and yet, it’s also a major source of human misery.

We contrast it with leisure, and as a result, we treat it like a thing that’s the opposite of leisure. Often that may indeed be the case for many of us. That said, it doesn’t help that we’ve created a false cultural narrative that thrives on a distinction rather than integration.

If you see your life more fluidly as a commitment of responsibilities, and if you can treat these commitments as play, there is no reason work has to be a source of dissatisfaction.

In fact, things you enjoy are interesting because, at some point, you took the time and energy to make them interesting. If you appropriately gamify your work, you can do the same there.

If you happen to be in a position where it’s not possible to enjoy your work, maybe it’s time to make a change. Naturally, everyone has bills to pay and personal responsibilities. That said, if you can cover the basics, it’s at least worth considering alternative options.

As Watts said:

“Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.”

Reference: Medium.com

Thanks to; http://humansarefree.com

Most People Aren’t Ready for This Genius Animated Film on Society’s Hidden Darkness

Posted: 28 Dec 2017 10:15 PM PST

Most People Aren’t Ready for This Genius Animated Film on Society’s Hidden Darkness

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
— Carl Jung

What happens when we drop our masks of identity and return to our human core?
Lubomir Arsov’s groundbreaking short film IN-SHADOW: A Modern Odyssey poses this question through an epic quest into the darkness of Western civilization.


At a mere 13 minutes long, this gorgeously illustrated film embarks on a journey of exploration into the human psyche, bringing society’s dark underbelly to the surface.
If a purpose of art is to “disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed,” as Cesar Cruz once observed, this film is an undeniable masterpiece.

The world painted by IN-SHADOW is somewhat akin to the “Upside-Down” in Netflix’s Stranger Things: structurally, everything appears the same as it does in everyday reality, but with a dark twist.

News anchors, politicians, and celebrities, who are normally so groomed and beautiful, warp into grotesque caricatures. The smiles on everyday people are revealed to be masks that cover faces twisted in fear and agony. The world of jobs and careers begins to take on the aesthetic of a prison as people sell their lives for big houses, fancy cars, and the latest hot techno-gadget.

Arsov leaves no stone unturned in his critical depiction of society. His ability to capture complex socio-political truths in symbols and images is truly breathtaking.
IN-SHADOW takes on a wide range of issues, from corporate lobbying to the drug war; racial tensions to rape culture; factory farming to neo-colonialism; the military-industrial complex to the corruption of government; from media manipulation to the disconnect and drudgery experienced by everyday people.

IN-SHADOW removes the masks people wear to reveal the deeper truth at the heart of Western society’s deepest issues: at our core, we are all human. We have complex emotional and psychological needs that we push to the side to assimilate to a faceless system that caters to a profit-obsessed, unlimited-growth economy.
The result is widespread alienation and depression, but to show that suffering is a social taboo. In an effort to fit in with the fictional narrative we have created for our society, everyone struggles to show a happy face to the rest of the world.

Yet, in this culture, one wonders whether anyone can become truly happy until they remove the masks, dive into their unconscious, and mine deep to their inner core: one of love, creativity, and connection to all of life and the universe.

Arsov’s phenomenal short film is so full of symbolism and iconic imagery that it merits several views. You might leave with more questions than you came with. For example: To what extent are we being manipulated on a mass scale? How do we unearth social and cultural roots that stretch back thousands of years? And more importantly, how do we remove these masks for ourselves and tap this inner wellspring of peace, connection, and creativity?

Discovering the shadow is only the beginning. The rest is an unfathomable journey of epic proportions that each individual must undertake for themselves. Peer into the mirror of our collective darkness, but be warned: self-reflection is one of the most difficult tasks we all face. However, as the film’s conclusion suggests, the rewards of self-development are truly wondrous for those who dare the initial glance into the shadow mirror.

Watch IN-SHADOW, a Truly Genius Work of Art

I’ve tried to describe the film for you, but truthfully, there are no words. You simply must watch it. It’s an honor to be able to share this masterwork with all of you:

If you appreciated the film…

Definitely visit the beautiful and provocative IN-SHADOW website and consider buying prints to support Lubomir Arsov’s visionary filmmaking.
The “shadow”—referring to the parts of ourselves we reject, repress, and don’t want to look at—is a term originally coined by Carl Jung, the brilliant Swiss psychotherapist. It’s one of the most important concepts to understand if you truly wish to know yourself, grow, and make a difference in the world.
We’ve explored Jung, the shadow, and even the shadows of “spiritual” people in substantial depth on HighExistence. Take a deep dive and let us show you more of the dark side of humanity that most are not ready to look at:

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The Process of Controlled Disclosure and the Awakening of the Human Potential

Posted: 29 Dec 2017 01:56 PM PST

The Process of Controlled Disclosure and the Awakening of the Human Potential

omnipulse   Important Aspects of Disclosure   December 29, 2017

The true nature of consciousness.
The holographic electrical brain.
The mind and the universe are one.
Military research projects have determined there is a world beyond this one that is currently invisible to the body’s senses.
There are corrupt wealthy individuals hiding the truth of worldly and non-worldly power, technology and the true history of this civilization and other countries.
Unaware people are troubled by the truth of how things are. Telling the truth is not how things are usually done and people have become accustomed to the carefully planted illusion that enables this society to function how it does now.
Everyone who is speaking with a controlled clearance for public disclosure has been prepared and cleared to ensure the safety of the population, to avoid the worst case scenario, to avoid violence or panic, and to ensure the safety of those in active military operation. That is the meaning of controlled disclosure regardless of what those on the outside can imagine.

The worst case scenarios are projected using technology to enhance the mind and recreate virtual environments to explore the potential of various possibilities. The worst possible realities are explored and each one has a potential for both the highest possible good and the darkest or lowest possible degradation of mind an body.
The project is to safely tell people the truth about advanced technology, healing and also the corruption that has taken place. This is a necessary process that only seems rare but happens when a civilization reaches the point of “no-return” in regards to advancement, knowledge, and collective awareness.
The most difficult part to understand is that, myself, as well as several others, were recruited at a very young age into a military project and some corrupt wealthy individuals abused the information and people of the projects. Throughout the research and development technology and spiritual knowledge was gained. This was the capacity to heal and use advanced technology to save lives. This technology is used by the wealthy elite to propagate war and spiritual destruction through deception and toxicity of all forms. All systems are corrupt. All public services are owned and operated by non-human entities. All systems are designed to enslave the human and has been in operation across multiple ‘timelines’ for may thousands of years beyond the scope of written history many times over.
When I tell people that I can say some things but not other thins they say it’s half-truth and that I am saying only what they want to hear but that isn’t true. If I say something that is currently used in activate military then this could compromise the safety of both civilians and military.
The are basic guidelines. These are to not disclose information of active military operations that could endanger the lives of others, to not incite a violent uprising, panic or a destabilization of the current system in ways that would endanger others, and to not force this information upon anyone but to require that others must request the information directly or seek the information out under their own motivation. If these guidelines are maintained, the worst possible scenario is avoided and the result is an aware people that are capable of mitigating the danger of the corruption society and the use of energetically manipulating advanced technology.
During the tests, when people were shown automatically, all at once, this resulted in the body shutting down as the temporal or mental reference then begins to dissociate from the plane of continuity that we call “linear time”. It was also found that this is because the perception of linear time is a kind of perceptual illusion that is generated by the brain. This is similar to the law of closure in that a series of 4 dots will be automatically connected by the brain to appear as a form of a square even though the sides are not visible. The brain takes the information and recreates the perception that is most likely the complete image. Time also functions in this way in that the days and years are connected or ‘closed’ together by the brain in order to create the perception of linear or completed time. In actuality there are only a series of unconnected moments that are present in a timeless state and this is often very difficult to understand.
There is very interesting information that is not cleared for disclosure yet however every day new layers are being declassified and released to the public. For instance there are invisibility or ‘cloaking’ technology that enables one to hide an entire building or even a small colony. These often work through concentrated ion fields or ‘ion curtains’ that are produced by focused generators that diffuse and concentrate the light coming from a certain area to generate a shimmer that only appears as the light information that is on the other side (behind) the area being cloaked. There is very interesting technology, intellectual enhancement and healing capacity however, again, there is much corruption. Along with the danger of corrupt systems the truth in and of itself is something so powerfully changing for the human mind that knowledge must be carefully released in a controlled manner to avoid overwhelming the mind and inducing permanent insanity. With the current (past) technological and spiritual advancements there is no longer permanent insanity but either a mind that can recover and continue on in a collective effort to know the truth of the self and the universe or a mind that is considered ‘reprobate’ and therefore simply chooses to harm others and the self in a state of perpetual ignorance and destruction.
The process of disclosure relies on the protection of the people and the capacity to know the truth and maintain a balanced perspective. This is for the safety of the military and the people. If the military doesn’t protect the people then they are not the military and as well the only way to ensure her safety is if every single person knows about this; there is no other way.
The corruption is related to the electronic control of the mind and this can be used to increase intelligence but has been used to degrade and deceive the population through the media and other currently ‘invisible’ means. The “God” helmet is a good place to begin one’s knowledge of how the electro-magnetic field of the brain and body can be manipulated using subtle electrical and magnetic fields generated from technological devices.
Another article will be posted tonight on a connected but slightly differing presentation.

Thanks to Aug at: https://augtellez.wordpress.com


Footage Shows Twitter Execs Boasting About Leaking Trump’s Private Messages

Posted: 11 Jan 2018 06:25 AM PST

Footage Shows Twitter Execs Boasting About Leaking Trump’s Private Messages

January 10, 2018 Sean Adl-Tabatabai

Project Veritas has released bombshell footage showing anti-Trump Twitter executives plotting to intentionally leak President Trump’s private messages to the public.
The undercover footage released Wednesday features a senior Twitter network engineer boasting about how he’d like to bring the President down by illegally peering into his personal DMs and handing them over to the Department of Justice.

The footage (below) not only reveals the culture of anti-Trump bias at the social media giant, but also their ability to peer into everyone’s account information on a whim.


From Project Veritas website:
A Project Veritas undercover investigation has revealed a senior network security engineer at Twitter stating that his company is “more than happy” to turn over the private communications and deleted tweets of President Donald Trump to the Department of Justice. 
If true, it is yet unknown whether Twitter is voluntarily disclosing this sensitive information or acting under a court order.

Twitter is currently in the midst of defending itself from left-leaning criticism that President Trump hasn’t been removed from the enormous media platform for violations of Twitter’s Terms of Service.”
“The fact is, even if Haynes was just speculating about helping Justice, his admission shows a clear and dangerous political bias at the highest levels of Twitter,” says Project Veritas founder and President James O’Keefe in the video.
“The question is: by Twitter giving private information about the President to the Justice Department, are they breaking the law, betraying a trust, following an official request or satisfying a political agenda by leading a crusade against the President.”

Thanks to: http://yournewswire.com
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