|The Deep State â The Shadow Government!||Exposed: Robert Mueller is a deep state operative sent to take out President Trump https://www.intellihub.com/exposed-robert-mueller-is-a-deep-state-operative-sent-to-take-out-president-trump/ Commentary & Analysis by L. A. Marzulli The Deep State is the hidden entity that has controlled our country since JFK was gunned down in Dallas decades ago. I’ve said this many times on radio appearances, conferences and on this … Continue reading The Deep State – The Shadow Government!|
|Taboo or Not, Journalists Have a Duty to Report the Full Truth about 9/11||What is the full truth of 9/11/2001? It is, quite simply, to tell all sides of the story. It means weaving together all the known facts, unanswered questions, significant actors and conflicting viewpoints into a single complex narrative that gives fair weight and context to all the relevant perspectives. It means writing the news - and the analysis of that news - independent from government, advertising, corporate, and cultural pressures.
Very few journalists, sadly, have done this, or are capable of this. But I believe it remains the duty of all good journalists to feature critical perspectives on 9/11. They should be prepared to do this regardless of the political cost or potential loss in support this may cause. Once a journalist or citizen becomes aware of the legitimate and unreported aspects of this story, it is simply the right thing to do.
Of course, all of this hinges on the question of credibility.
All serious journalists must acknowledge that if there is credible, verifiable information which supports a critical view of the government's story, that voice deserves fair representation. To side-step this moral dilemma, a majority of the media would have the reader believe that there are no valid questions or facts that deserve your attention, and so almost universally we see writers attacking 9/11 skeptics with ridicule and straw man arguments without ever giving context to their claims.
But the truth is, there are dozens of news-worthy stories that contradict or muddy the official narrative, the facts of which have even been verified and reported on by mainstream outlets. But these stories are almost always buried or insulated from related stories which obscure their significance.
Briefly, here are just 25 examples, taken from WanttoKnow.info (Please take note of the sources):
1996-2001: On multiple occasions spies give detailed reports on bin Laden's location. Each time, the CIA director or White House officials prevent bin Laden's elimination. [Los Angeles Times, 12/5/04, New York Times, 12/30/01, more]
And here is 60 pages worth of examples, all sourced and fact-checked by established media.
Why have these stories not been more widely reported, even among the so-called alternative press? Project Censored published an excellent investigative report looking into this issue of media censorship. Looking at a dozen news-worthy stories as case studies (including stories on 9/11) that were either not covered by the alternative press or were covered poorly, they examine why even much of the alternative press suffers from the same "propaganda model" that affects larger media conglomerates. "The propaganda model of news" that Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky outlined goes a long way to explain the abject moral and professional failure of most media to put their journalist principles ahead of political expediency.
Journalists can safely report on the above stories in isolation, but present them in their entirety and the "flak filter" that keeps other journalists in check will quickly have you branded a "conspiracy theorist," one of the most toxic and effective means of ensuring that self-censorship remains the norm.
If journalists did put all these dozens of mainstream verified stories together into a single narrative (something any journalist is physically capable of doing) it would be quite clear to their readers that questioning the official story and demanding a new investigation is more than a valid, rational, and respectable response to this information.
In fact, a number of the 9/11 Commissioners and other prominent government officials themselves have made statements claiming they don’t believe the government’s description of events and believe another investigation is necessary. But of course, these (obviously newsworthy) stories haven't been widely reported either.
All that said, many courageous journalists *have* stuck their neck out to cover this subject with greater scrutiny, and I applaud their decision to do so. In writing this article, it is my hope that the reader will come to respect this decision and see the value in it as well. I hope you'll come to see that reporting honestly on all sides of a story, no matter how taboo or politically costly, is the principled position that all media should be taking, if our media was not beholden to so many conflicting interests. Beyond that, I hope you will go a step further to do what you can to create some more breathing room in our culture for uncomfortable but necessary discussion.
A society which values the principles of democracy and freedom of the press should welcome such discussion. It should also be the first to defend this speech when it is under attack.]]>
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Generals Stirring the Proverbial Political Pot
By: Diane Sori/ The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio
Last Friday AG Jeff Sessions held a press conference to address the ongoing leaks that are affected the Trump presidency...a press conference I expected so much from only to get little to nothing of substance. Same old, same old, was the order of the day to such a degree that I am convinced Jeff Sessions is not up to the task he is now charged with. With the demeanor of a milquetoast of sorts, what Trump needs from his AG, especially with the leaks actually increasing not decreasing, would be what amounts to a bull in a China shop...and simply...Jeff Sessions ain't it.
"This nation must end the culture of leaks"...Sessions said, stating the obvious when the obvious did not need to be said. And saying that the DOJ might...I repeat...might...as in there's a possibility it will not...begin reviewing the potential for media subpoenas...shows a laize-faire attitude towards a media whose actions amount to treason if what they are willfully leaking affects national security or the safety of our troops. I did, however, agree when Sessions said that the press does not have an "unlimited" role in American society. "They cannot place lives at risk with impunity. We must balance the press' role with protecting our national security and the lives of those who serve in our intelligence community, the armed forces, and all law-abiding Americans," were his exact words rightfully said, but following those words was no stating of how to do what his words insinuated we do.
A let down for sure yet not unexpected when a weak man is put into a position that calls for a man of fortitude and strength...not one whose strongest words to the leakers were, âDon't do it.âThe leakers must be shaking in their boots with that one...sarcastically said.
And the timing of this press conference was laughable at best for it was announced just the day before a new and most grievous of leaks hit the public venues...as in the transcripts of private telephone conversations between President Trump and the president of Mexico, and President Trump and the prime minister of Australia.
âNo government can be effective when its leaders cannot discuss sensitive matters in confidence or talk freely in confidence with foreign leaders," Sessions said, again stating the obvious while ignoring the fact that the answer to the leaking is hiding in plain site. And I cannot believe that AG Jeff Sessions has no clue as to who the leaker is...but I'll say again what I have said since day one...I believe National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster is the very man they all seek.
Now I will lay out my case for why McMaster must go.
I first stated some reasons for believing so almost immediately upon his appointment, and wrote about it back in March in article titled, The Manipulation of Willful Ignorance...an article you can read in-full by simply clicking on said title. Briefly and to the point, Gen. H.R. McMaster is an islamic-condoner whose beliefs about islam and the enemy we currently face are directly in opposition to those of President Trump...in opposition to such a degree that he vocally supported Barack HUSSEIN Obama's 'very bad' nuclear deal with Iran.
And McMaster on numerous occasions has stated that he believes islam is a religion of peace hijacked by radicals, as could be witnessed in his first words said to his new staff after he assumed the national security advisor position...words to the affect that he considered the term âradical islamic terrorismâ both âunhelpfulâand âcounterproductive,âand that eliminating that term would be âan improvementâ in how we fight the enemy.
An improvement in how we fight those out to kill us all I think not for the man who said those words believes that the term radical islamic terrorism as per his own words, âangers the Muslim world, stokes anti-American fires, and endangers U.S. troops and national security,â forgetting that words are not a weapon of war...actions taken are.
And all of McMaster's words said fit perfectly together with Obama's words that we must âwin the hearts and minds of the enemyâ...that we dare not send his brethren to kingdom come where they truly belong. And really why wouldn't McMaster say what he says and do what he does for I believe the general is an Obama operative...as he is a holdover from the Obama administration...one of but a few generals not fired by Obama when he purged his command of generals he deemed "not loyal" to his way of fighting the enemy...or should I say not fighting the enemy.
An Obama operative 'planted' to do as much damage to the Trump presidency as he can do for who would dare to question the doings or decisions of a lieutenant general with an almost impeccable military record, but a general who is a known anti-Semite who hates Israel (remember, Gen. McMaster was the lone voice against President Trump visiting the Western Wall and if Trump insisted on doing so not to let Netanyahu accompany him for fear it would offend muslims not because of falsely reported security concerns), and who like Obama has no love or respect for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unlike President Trump who does and also calls him friend.
But even with this, what I want to know is who recommended and got President Trump to appoint as national security advisor a man who opposes almost all of his 'to-do' list...the start of which is the fact that McMaster opposes the president's temporary muslim travel ban; that McMaster opposes getting us out of Afghanistan while wanting us further engaged in Syria; and that he wants the 'very bad' Iranian nuclear deal kept in place as is. And to McMaster, China is not a big issue...to Trump it rightfully is.
So the rumor mill is ripe with possibilities but seems to be zeroing in on RINO Sen. John McCain as the one who pushed for McMaster's appointment after the firing of Gen. Flynn, and that he did so while pretending to have buried the hatchet after Trump apologized for some questionable words said about McCain's war-time service in Viet Nam...words said during a contentious campaign season. And if these rumors are true McCain buried the hatchet all right...right in President Trump's back.
And now on top of all this surfaces an undated and unclassified letter Gen. H.R. McMaster himself wrote and sent via U.S. snail-mail...a letter delivered the last week in April...to Obama's former National Security Advisor Susan Rice...she of Benghazi talk show infamy and he using Obama's oft said catch phrase âgoing forwardâin the second line of said letter. And in this letter McMaster gave Rice permission to not only keep her top-secret security clearance, but he also afforded her both âunfetteredâand âcontinuingâaccess to highly classified information as well as waiving her âneed-to-knowârequirement on any and all...as in everything...she viewed and/or received during her tenure under Obama.
And what makes this beyond grievous is the fact that McMaster allowed Susan Rice these privileges even after she had been exposed as the one who âunmaskedâ bothmembers of President Trumpâs transition team and other Americans surveilled under the Obama administration...even giving some of their names to the media and the press.
But know that under some specific circumstances as per âExecutive Order 13526 Section 4.4 Access by Historical Researchers and Certain Former Government Personnel,â certain senior government officials can be given what's called âunfetteredâ access to classified information, with their âneed to knowâbeing waived for a set period of time. But the question is why would one of Trump's key advisors give such privileges to someone now under Congressional investigation...especially someone who is assuredly part of the shadow government trying to take this president down. Simply, they would not unless that person was not loyal to the man he now works for, but was a man whose loyalty and allegiances still lie with the very man who runs said shadow government...as in one Barack HUSSEIN Obama.
But the bottom line concerning this letter and what amounts to McMaster overstepping his bounds...his position is an advisory one not one where he can delegate policy...means that with Susan Rice actually no longer holding a government position and with Obama who appointed her no longer president, Rice should no longer be in possession of or have any access to any paper work or computer files she had when she was working in her official government capacity...it is as simple as that. And McMaster knew this, still did what he did, and said not a word about it to President Trump.
And dare we forget that McMaster has fired many folks our president trusted and counted on. To name just a few... McMaster fired top White House intelligence aide Ezra Cohen-Watnick who played a key role in exposing Obama's appointed personnel eavesdropping on Trump officials; he fired Rich Higgins, senior director for strategic planning after he wrote a memo about globalists and islamist collaborating together to subvert Trumpâs policy agenda; and just recently McMaster fired Col. Derek Harvey, the senior director for the Middle East after 'supposed' complaints from Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a McMaster ally of sorts who, unfortunately while a great military tactician, takes a somewhat soft stance on islam itself while taking a somewhat questionable stance on Israel. More on this in a bit.
To add to the list of those fired by McMaster is Adam Lovinger, senior director for strategic assessments, fired after he attended a bar-mitzvah in Israel because he accused anti-Trump bureaucrats of politicizing the security clearance process; as well as Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland, who was forced out of the NSC in April. And according to word out of D.C., McMaster is still firing others...including any and all opposed to Obama's 'very bad' nuclear deal...and any and all who dare to mention any of Obama's islamic-condoning holdovers.
But what did and do most of these folks have in common... first, most were hired by Gen. Michael Flynn, the very man Trump first appointed as national security advisor and a man who dared to tell the truth about muslims and islam. And second, most of those fired were champions of Israel... with many being Jewish...and were opposed to the 'so-called' Palestinians so-wanted two-state solution...the solution to help her enemies nail Israel's coffin shut.
And if all I stated was not reason enough to fire McMaster there's the matter of both his Deputy Security Advisor Dina Habib-Powell...a close friend of Obama's roomie and still string-puller Valerie Jarrett as well as being friends with Huma 'Muslim Brotherhood' Abedin...and of Kris Bauman, the man he appointed the National Security Councilâs new "point man" on all things Israel.
First...Habib-Powell. This woman is a member of Vital Voices, an organization founded and co-chaired by none other than Hillary Clinton herself and its rumored to be yet another part of her "donation racket"...and she is the one person reported to work hand-in-hand with McMaster...sort of a 'twofer' if you will. But here's a bit of extremely disconcerting information...in the 1990s Habib-Powell was actually caught leaking to the press ânegative storiesâon Ginny Thomas, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas.
Birds of a feather it seems as what one got caught doing the other is now highly suspected of doing...and I believe did do...or even did it together.
Second...Kris Bauman. McMaster appointed Bauman, a fellow islamic-condoner, Hamas supporter/apologist and John Kerry protege...who believes that the âIsrael Lobbyâ is a threat and that Israel should be pressured into making concessions to islamic terrorists as well as retreat to its now indefensible '67 borders...and a man who when part of the Obama team's last round of peace talks said, âthe Obama Administration must find creative (but legal) ways to include Hamas in a solutionâ...to basically be his personal advisor on Israel. A man who believes that Israel is at fault for the failure of all previous peace efforts and that peace can only be achieved when the U.S. applies enough diplomatic and economic pressure on Israel, will now be advising our president via McMaster on critical Israeli-Palestinian issues.
A friend and supporter of Israel Gen. H.R. McMaster is not no matter the media's or his supporter's claim to the contrary as his NSC is now full of anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian, supporters.
And last for now it must be said that it was Gen. McMaster himself along with his recently appointed Senior Director of Counter-Terrorism Mustafa Javed Ali...who is CAIRâs 'so-called' diversity outreach coordinator...blocked anti-islamic activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali from formally presenting her paper on radical islamic terrorism at the NSC unless an official representative from CAIR could speak to refute her work. Traveling to D.C. to present her work before the Senate, McMaster was also the one who prevented Ali from meeting with President Trump, allowing her only an 'informal' meeting with NSC members.
But even with all I presented here know there is more that will come out about Gen. H.R. McMaster and those he surrounds himself with...after all he appears to be James Comey's 'deep state' replacement...much more to add to the case for his firing (and dare I say arrest for subversion) for McMaster serves solely at the pleasure of the president, and like his buddy Comey, he can be fired for any reason or no reason at all.
âBe polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.â - words once said by Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis.
A bit ago I mentioned Secretary of Defense James Mattis... a man 'eased' into retirement by Obama...but know that one critical Middle East stance of his raises some red flags for me for Gen. Mattis, has instead of placing blame for the regionâs unrest on islamâs 1,400-year-old violent history, he places the blame for regional anti-Western, anti-American, sentiments and hostilities on the âArab streetâsâ perception of the âinjustice of oppressionâ supposedly suffered by the Palestinians under the Israeli occupation. In fact, in 2013 at the Aspen Security Forum, Mattis defended...and still defends...the two-state solution saying,âI paid a military security price every day as the commander of CENTCOM because the Americans were seen as biased in support of Israel.â
Guess what we are and rightly so as Israel is the Middle East's only democracy...a beacon of freedom amongst those out to kill us all...as well as being our staunchest ally.
And Gen. Mattis also recently stated that Israel's control of Judea and Samaria was âunsustainable,â and that Jewish âsettlementsâcould turn Israel into an âapartheid state.â Sounds a bit too close to words said by Obama if you ask me, but remember, General Mattis was Obama's appointee to head CentCom.
But please don't get me wrong as I support our military one hundred plus percent, but supporting our military does not mean I cannot disagree with some choices made for why out of our vast military pool of possible choices did President Trump give two key positions to one holdover Obama appointee and the other a man who might or might not be a true supporter of Israel. Why...obviously our president is being given cleverly manipulated information... information not to help his presidency succeed but information to help in destroying it...and to do so via his own appointees.
Also, and with all honor and due respect for their service, I feel it must be noted that maybe the time has come for our political leaders to realize that those military men and women who came of age and wore our nation's uniform during the Viet Nam era up to the time of the First Gulf War fought a different type of war and a vastly different enemy than we are fighting today. And so when choosing military men to lead our troops into today's wars and even when choosing those who will advise our president, maybe those people should be drawn only from those valiant and brave men and women who have lived and fought...and maybe still do... during this age of escalating islamic terrorism for they know first hand better than most the here and now tangibles of the enemy we currently face.
And in the case of Gen. Mattis, who not long ago told Congress that we are "not winning" the war in Afghanistan (see and hear the general saying those words here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iRcRLsbFxc)...not a great morale booster for our troops currently on the ground or those being sent there...the most important question that must be asked is are we, under his command, really winning in the Middle East more so than we were before. Unfortunately, I think not for while Mosul has been won back from ISIS control that winning in the long run remains tentative at best...Syria is still in turmoil as we continue to support the wrong side as in the anything but 'rebels' who are tentacles of ISIS and al-Qaeda...and Iran gets closer everyday to its goal of wiping Israel off the map.
So while the good general wages an intensely focused battle against ISIS, the fact remains that there is more to the Middle East conundrum than just ISIS, including the political battle of words we fight with our NATO allies over Israel...Israel who NATO condemns while they excuse the actions of the islamists even as their countries are being invaded and overrun by said islamists. And we have our own problems right here at home in that certain policy setters and advisors, while not condoning the islamists per se, still refuse to stand strong and admit who the enemy we fight really is...as in islam itself. And Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis is one such person, for this general above all else should know that you cannot win a war against an enemy you still refuse to name.
And that leads into the question do military men make good politicians or good cabinet choices. To that, except for some well-known exceptions, I'm not so sure they do. And why...while service in the military does prepare someone to make tough decisions and show leadership especially in times of war...politics is and will always remain a game that most times does not play by the rules. And with the military demanding allegiance to a certain set of rules above all else, and with politicians rarely playing by the rules, a politician is better suited to play the dirty game called politics. But a military leader close at hand is needed for their battle, weapons, tactical, and delegating of duties expertise, but even that can turn into a game playing negative when said military leader is not really part of the...in this case... president's team.
This is surely the case with Gen. H.R. McMaster who needs to be sent packing post-haste, but in the case of General James Mattis and even to some degree with newly appointed Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, only time, battles won, right sides taken, and people rightfully fired will tell. But know that sometimes too much brass itself does indeed tarnish the proverbial political pot especially when that political pot is hand delivered by Barack HUSSEIN Obama... the still in operation enemy within.
Copyright @ 2017 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor
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|Jim Stone: North Korea's Attack on Guam Threat is a False Flag Hoax||Same-ol' same-ol' for the umpteenth time|
Jim Stone, Freelance Journalist
I KNEW IT: ATTACK ON GUAM THREATS ARE A FALSE FLAG HOAX
At first, as usual, I fell for it like a SUCKER. But all anyone has to do is actually find their way to North Korea's official state newspaper - the Rodong Sinmun, and see what they are saying. One would think that if NK was threatening a nuclear strike on Guam they'd at least give passing mention of it on the state newspaper, but there's not a peep about it there.
So what we are probably facing with the "Guam threats" is yet another false flag, to justify a war.
And worse? Kim Jong does not even know it, or he'd be saying it is all false in the state newspaper that says August 10, which means it is super fresh. Yes, I believe the shadow government could easily mask this media event from Kim Jong, Google and all others are now spectacular masters of censorship, and anyone who wanted to warn Kim of what is going on via the phone would simply be cut off by the NSA. And they'd have "real" conversations with Kim, who was actually just voice cloning software.
That is how deep the deception goes, and if you don't think so, try to explain why the official Korean state newspaper, updated in the last couple hours, does not have a peep about any attack on Guam posted on it.
It was difficult for me to find the actual official paper of North Korea, because there are many false fronts and every last search engine out there censored it. I had to follow a trail of articles across several web sites that talked about North Korea, and then found one that posted a screen capture of the paper's front page in Korean, that had the site address printed on it, and then manually type the site address and once there, select English.
FOLKS, NORTH KOREA IS NOT TALKING AT ALL ABOUT GUAM. THIS IS SUSPICIOUS AS HELL, AND IF A NUKE DOES GO OFF OR ANY SORT OF ATTACK HAPPENS THERE IT WILL BE VIRTUALLY ASSURED TO BE A FALSE FLAG. What would be new about that, anyway? What could be better than Guam for that, to boot? It's not like they have to nuke LA to kick it all off!
And they don't want you linking through to any real North Korean web site to see that North Korea is planning NOTHING AT ALL right now, and never mentioned Guam to boot!
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|The war against FDLR already started|
The war has already started
An analysis of the imminent operations against the Rwandan Hutu militia FDLR
By Simone Schlindwein, Goma, 9 January 2015.
Time is up for the Rwandan Hutu militia FDLR. The six-month deadline for voluntary disarmament expired on 2 January. The decision has been taken by UN Security Council to attack them militarily. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon called Congoâs president Joseph Kabila to inform him about the international community's political will to use âall necessary meansâ to destroy the FDLR in the DRC. Now, everybody is waiting for Kabila to give his go-ahead to launch the attacks.
The military actors in the Kivus are ready to fight. A joint command operation center has been set up in Kiwanja Monusco base to coordinate the operations between FARDC, FIB and Monusco's regular troops.
Meanwile in Goma, the humanitarian agencies are busy preparing. UNHCR is setting up temporary camps in Masisi and Rutshuru territories to register newly arriving Rwandan Hutu refugees from FDLR areas who will flee and seek refuge. Radio messages are broadcast into the bush to inform FDLR that there is now a last chance to surrender peacefully.
Itâs the first time in history that literally the whole world has apparently turned against FDLR, even the Tanzanians and South Africans they considered as their loyal partners. Now, everybody is waiting for the first bomb to be dropped. Monusco General Wafy announced last Sunday that the operations can start âat any timeâ.
But instead of bombing FDLR positions in North Kivu, the joint operations between Monusco and FARDC turned against the Burundian rebels FNL in South Kivu. Why?
There is a simple reason: All these delaying tactics, including the FNL operations, are part of the psychological warfare to weaken the FDLR's morale. Monusco chief Martin Kobler has called the FNL operation a ârole modelâ of joint military action conducted by FARDC, FIB and Monusco troops. It was simply a manoeuvre to prove the FDLR that all forces are ready to fight them and to demonstrate what will happen to them in the worst case. The FDLR had six month to surrender their arms peacefully. They failed.
The Kisangani bluff
In the last months, the FDLR âsurrenderedâ 337 combatants and 234 old rusty weapons â a total joke. This represents approximately 24% of the FDLR's estimated total number of combatants. The FDLR has therefore to date ânot complied in full with the conditions imposed by the Heads of State and Government of SADC and the ICGLRâ, as the press release of South African president Jacob Zuma states clearly.
In our analysis written in July 2014 ("Endgame or bluff?") we stated that the FDLR's offer of volunteer disarmament was a bluff to gain time. The Monusco was well aware of that and still played along, even as the FDLR leadership complained about the toilets in the Kisangani camp and discussed those issues on the highest level they didnât lose their temper. Why? For a simple reason: Because both sides gained some positive results from the Kisangani bluff.
Â· So, what will be the result of the Kisangani camp situation? Will FDLR stay there until the DRC and Rwanda find a way to deal with them? We should not forget that Kisangani camp is in the end controlled by the Congolese Government, specifically by the intelligence agency ANR. Looking at the region, Kisangani means that the DRC Government has a counterpart to the camps in Uganda and Ruanda where M23 combatants are hosted by the respective governments. Itâs maybe too early to speculate, but could there be in the end an exchange? I give you Omega if you give me Makenga?
The FDLR conglomerate today
To simply talk of FDLR is a very imprecise way of understanding the conglomerate of different factions that will be targeted by military operations. To come up with any successful strategy there must be a deeper understanding of what we mean when we use the term FDLR.
The FDLR/FOCA is an âOrganization politico-militaireâ. That means it consists of a political and a military wing in which both wings elect a common leadership platform on an equal basis that decides about the overall strategy of the whole organization.
Recent elections took place after many delays in December 2014 confirmed Ignace Murwanashyaka (in jail since 2009 in Germany, trial still ongoing) as president, Callixte Mbarushimana as Executive Secretary, Victor Byiringiro (Rumuli) being elected as 1stvice-president (previously he was 2nd vice-president and acted in interim for Ignace Murwanashyaka as president, but former 1stvice-president Straton Musoni is on trial in Germany too) and Colonel Wilson Irategeka as 2nd vice-president.
General Mudacumura still holds the chief of high command position as military leader of FOCA but has lost his interim post as vice-president. His political influence has decreased drastically.
The FDLR leadership is deeply divided in fractions. The cleavage lines are multidimensional and complex but let's mention at least a few:
|Spook Law for the Invisibile Government||Hereâs a tidbit with plenty of room for cynical spin to share with all those out there with a skeptical eye towards law school. I just found out that McGeorge Law School in Sacramento is run by a powerful woman with one leg firmly planted into the world of spooks. |
McGeorgeâs Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker used to be âthe General Counselâ of the NSA under the Reagan Administration, and âthe General Counsel" of the CIA under the George Herbert Walker Bush Administration. These are powerful positions that are nominated directly by the President and must get approval from the Senate. Finding this out sure made me wonder how these conservative Presidents would have had enough knowledge and wherewithal to nominate such a lawyer. During the Reagan/Bush Sr. Era, the U.S. Intelligence community was challenging the status quo of legality for paramilitary operations around the world, from bombing Libya to occupying Panama to arrest Manuel Noriega.
Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker probably first entered the U.S. intelligence community in the first half of the 1980s, working for the powerful Washington law firm Surrey & Morse (this law firm was absorbed into Jones Day). One of its co-founders, Walter Sterling Surrey (1915-1989), has been described by at least one U.S. intelligence community researcher, John Cummings, as âa charter member of the old boy network of U.S. intelligence.â (see Pete Brewton, The Mafia, CIA and Bush (1992)). In 1971, Surrey was one of the original founders of the infamous World Finance Corporation (WFC), which under the dubious leadership of its founder, Cuban Guillermo HernÃ¡ndez-Cartaya (b. 1932?), ran amuck into illegal activities, including money laundering for Colombian cocaine and international arms dealers. There were even connections to the banking scandals of Italyâs Propaganda Due (âP2â) and the Vatican Bank, as depicted in the movie Godfather Part III. Surrey resigned shortly before the collapse of the WFC, denying any knowledge of wrongdoing or criminality.
Although perhaps an obscure fact, it was by no means a State secret that Surrey apparently used his law firm to vet lawyers for future positions in the U.S. Intelligence community. Apparently he did this for at least Rindskopf Parker for the NSA General Counsel, as well as her successor (apparently his own son, Richard Sterling Surrey, although I canât verify exactly who this and many others on these lists are). Hereâs as complete a list of past NSA General Counsels as I can muster for this blog:
Sidney Smith 1953-1959
Roy R. Banner 1959-1978
Daniel B. Silver 1978-1979
Daniel C. Schwartz 1979-1981 Bryan Cave LLP
Jon T. Anderson 1981-1984
Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker 1984-1989 Dean, McGeorge Law School
Richard Sterling Surrey 1990-1992
Stewart A. Baker 1992-1994
Ronald D. Lee 1994-1998 Arnold & Porter LLP
Robert L. Deitz 1998-2006 currently George Mason University
Vito T. Potenza (acting general counsel)
These general counsels were supposed to know about and completely analyze every NSA operation to determine the legality of it. Rindskopf Parker took over at the NSA less than a month after the La Penca bombing in May 1984, and the Iran-Contra Affair was in full gear. Much of Lt. Col. Oliver Northâs operations (including the infamous diversion of funds to the âContrasâ in Nicaragua) ought to have come across her desk, but she never emerged as a prominent figure in this scandal or any other scandals for that matter.
She then was nominated to be the General Counsel of the CIA (head of the Office of General Counsel or OGC) and took over that post in 1990. The following is an incomplete list of people holding this position (please help me complete it):
Lawrence R. Houston 1947-1973 (died 1995)
John Warner 1975?
Anthony A. Lapham 1976-1979 (died 2006)
Daniel B. Silver 1981-1982 (see above)
Stanley Sporkin ????-1986 Gavel Consulting Group
David P. Doherty 1988 retired, NYSE Euronext, Inc.
Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker 1990-1992 (see above)
Jeffrey H. Smith 1995-1996 Arnold & Porter LLP
Robert M. McNamara, Jr. 1997-2000 OmniTrust Security Systems(?)
Scott W. Muller 2002-2004 Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP
John A. Rizzo (acting) 2002-2005 currently in the news about destroying tapes
Stephen Preston 2009-
This would have been an interesting transitional period for the CIA, since the major reason for the Agencyâs existence, the Soviet Union, had just collapsed. Still, her extracurricular activities in the U.S. Intelligence community include being a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and being a member of the American Bar Associationâs Standing Committee on Law and National Security. When she makes public appearances as a pundit, her views strangely lean towards the liberal side.
I think Rindskopf Parker and other lawyers on these lists demonstrate that there is a deep connection to be drawn between the American Bar Association and the U.S. Intelligence Community. Itâs no secret that the legal world has become one of the most important forces in the world of politics, but this means that setting public policy is not always a matter for the Courts or any other official procedure within the confines of our visible Government.
Talk of the âShadow Governmentâ reveals its implements in the U.S. Intelligence community. I lived through the 1980s watching Reagan and Papa Bush break one law after the other, using spin and control over the media to make it all seem like they were doing nothing wrong. In the 1990s, we then watched the exact opposite: every scandal possible stuck to the Clintons, including one of the most farcical sex scandals in political history, leading to only the second impeachment of a President in U.S. history. Then came Baby Bush, and pure lawlessness returned.
Make it through law school and into your cushy job and youâll get to be one of the brats. For the rest of us, we need to stand up to the spooks, the ABA, and whatever other shadow entity tells us that we have been âeliminated,â for little other reason than âthe tribe has spoken.â
Learn the law. Keep Government visible.
|Comment on Trump Attorney Blasts Mueller Over Manafort Raid by George||The ruling class, shadow government, "deep state," has had its plane pulled over by Bill Clinton on the tarmac of the American airport and been presented with an "offer it can't refuse."
If it is not Bill at the head of the shadow government, then who?
Rosenstein, the "tip of the spear," turned the liberal's impeccable "golden boy," little Bobby Mueller, loose to round up a posse consisting of Queen Hillary Clinton staffers, donors, sycophants and apologists, as a continuance of the 2016 election and weaponizing the American legal system.
This purely political sham "investigation" has no crime and no probable cause. Theoretical "Russian collusion" would not be a criminal matter but an intelligence and counter-intelligence operation.
Rosenstein, Mueller et al. must be removed, their fraudulent and treasonous investigation shut down, and prosecuted for abuse of the power of government against the People, conspiracy to subvert the duly elected government and conducting a coup d'etat in America.
Meanwhile and allegedly, Steve Wasserman is the US Attorney investigating the murder of Seth Rich who was an employee of Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the DNC.
This manipulation of the American legal system and corruption of justice is more egregious than nonexistent, theoretical "Russian collusion" and this coup d'etat in America must be defeated.|
|0017 survey / 29th February 2012||In garnering this, we eagerly swooned, enamoured ... such beauty, and by friends to boot. Elsewhere, by some digress, the unnumbered things of faux-authority and [sic]-desire, hidden by assertion itself, are struck upon historicism's bloodless screen. We fart towards them - incendiary. Their Is is all Pan, Pantheon, Pangea etc.; its haunted processions are timorous and aggressive in equal measure - a fraught hinterland of UnverstÃ¤ndlichkeit, in a sea of ... you know ... Nid-nod Adorno & c., or Id Vicious, or a Quartertonal Prog Elvis, jape-clogging for Eno-Obscene-O. Nowhere do we, no friends of the island, see machines failing such general congress. Instead, we knock on its walls, wailing ... one, two... 13 o clock, rock ... 92 men-, women- and children-strong|
0017 survey is dedicated to the memory of our friend Richard Lainhart, who died on 30th December 2011
6 or 7: Miss Fried Fish: vocals, Jacki Engelken: guitar, Hopek Quirin: bass, cassettes, megaphone / lyrics by Horst Riemenschneider
213TV: centre of the universe / december 2009 / 213TV - Ivor Kallin & John Bisset / featuring: Adam Bohman. Ivor and John have been trapped in a hole in the wall which they entered through a worm hole in their kitchen. They've been there many years and are getting on each other's nerves - especially when Ivor ramps up his viola. John discovers he is omnipotent and puts his powers to good use in order to get some sleep. What a nightmare! The film is an episode from Season 2 - you can view the whole sorry story on the 2-13.co.uk website. 213TV have produced 100 films in the past three years - hilarious and disturbing in equal measure. 'What struck me in their work is how, in both form and content and by means of glossolalia, mock violence, postures and gestures, the pair manage to hover around the cusp that separates seriousness from humour, most evident in http://www.2-13.co.uk/Smoo.html Sometimes Iâm not sure how to react, a feeling I experienced in French theatre after seeing a lot of plays by Ionesco, Beckett and Genet.' James Wyness http://www.2-13.co.uk / www.2-13.co.uk / http://www.youtube.com/user/TwothirteenTV?feature=mhee / email@example.com
A Quiet Monday: Jean Montag: Synths & field recordings / jeanmontag.wordpress.com
Adam Bohman and Adrian Northover: Copper FRH_AGS - Le Carre OKOT_FFM / Composed by Adam Bohman. Performed by Adam Bohman (voice, strings and found objects) and Adrian Northover (voice and soprano saxophone). Recorded Oxo Studios, 09/02/12. Engineered and mastered by A. Northover. For more info see link below http://www.adriannorthover.co.uk/Bohman-Northover3.html / Adam Bohman: '...There are four sources of text in the composition:- 1.) An Alpine Garden Society magazine from the 1980's containing a lot of strange latin names! 2.) A technical book from the 1960's called 'Copper for Radiant Heating'. 3.) Selections from 'Our Kind of Traitor' by John Le Carre. (as a promotion samples of this book were handed out at Waterloo Station). The sample contained about 100 pages from the completed novel. 4.) A small amount of material from fast food menus. Selections of words for the piece were quite limited. In some sections only words beginning with letters that form our two names were used. In others words beginning with letters not included in our names. In addition words of shared letters between names were employed...'. / Adrian Northover: '...Concepts âA Chance Encounterâ (by Adrian Northover): I like to think that the music that is produced by Adam and myself takes place in a neutral zone, a space in which certain musical assumptions I normally have (of rhythm and pitch) can be warped and distorted to create a new kind of beauty, a kind of music that has a surrealist element, but that also references a low tech Sci-fi future. The basis of our dialogue is improvisation, we have this in common and we work from there. This duo has its own challenges, for me it is to create variety - in order to do this I attempt to work at a more microscopic level than normal, that is I try to listen to the subtle variations present in the sounds that Adam makes. On a personal level we have a lot in common, we are of a similar age and come from the same part of England, and we share a lot of cultural likes and dislikes. I think this also affects certain choices that we make...'
Aditi Tahiti: This was an early attempt at subtractive synthesis; a sort of a prep for fm synthesis. The additional layer is one of unprocessed vocals. I am currently still working on extended vocal techniques, as well as working on additional instrumentation and composition. http://adititahiti.bandcamp.com/ for a sample of prior releases
Ania Coutis: "Live in Kyoto", recorded live at Urganguild, Kyoto, Japan, february 27th 2011 / www.myspace.com/courtis
Annie Dee and Spidey Agutter: Extract from a live improvisation made by David Cunliffe, Annie Dee and Anthony Donovan, recorded at Cafe Abdab, Northampton, UK 2nd February 2012, after a lovely wintery afternoon in Stoke Bruerne, around the Grand Union Canal, drinking tea and eating cake
Anthony Donovan and John Hyatt: Words by John Hyatt / Music by Anthony Donovan and John Hyatt / Art Speaks 1 (Hole in the Air) He dreams, for sure! The dreamer is in the pit; the place of the dreaming; the necessary space between the viewer and the viewed. He dwells where light lights the light of light to run in the steps of light indivisibly and to complex common sense; where the message is received before it is sent; where we doze between the question and the answer. Be you satisfied with your plot, Dreamer. Is it not a marvelous gutter; the place of music's black tadpoles swimming; the tear in the audience's eye; the realm of mediation; the hole in the air; the hole in time; the suspension of disbelief; in the gap between art and life?
Anton Mobin: Title: Four Red Moons / Author : Anton Mobin / http://antonmobin.blogspot.com/ "PÃ©riode de grand froid"
Astrometria: Broken by Astrometria / http://astrometria.co.uk / A piece about frustration made in Pd using FM synthesis
Ayato and Naoki Nishida: http://www.archive.org/details/HAK223 / http://hakrecords.blogspot.com/2011/10/hak-n223trail-naoki-ishida-ayato.html
Blood Stereo: Blood Stereo is Karen Constance and Dylan Nyoukis. This track is taken from PDH1, a set of four 3" CD-Rs released by Psykick Dancehall, also featured are tracks by Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides, Towering Breaker, Nackt Insecten, Helhesten, Usurper, Chora & Divine Coils
Bob Ostertag: Bob Ostertag is a composer, performer, historian, instrument builder, journalist, activist, and kayak instructor, whose work cannot easily be summarized or pigeon-holed. He has published 21 CDs of music, two movies, two DVDs, and three books. His writings on contemporary politics have been published on every continent and in many languages. Electronic instruments of his own design are at the cutting edge of both music and video performance technology. He has performed at music, film, and multi-media festivals around the globe. His radically diverse collaborators include the Kronos Quartet, avant garder John Zorn, heavy metal star Mike Patton, jazz great Anthony Braxton, dyke punk rocker Lynn Breedlove, drag diva Justin Bond, Quebecois film maker Pierre Hebert, and others. He is rumored to have connections to the shadowy media guerrilla group The Yes Men. In March 2006 Ostertag made all of his recordings to which he owns the rights available as free digital downloads under a Creative Commons license. He is currently Professor of Technocultural Studies and Music at the University of California at Davis, USA
Bolide: Bolide is an electro-acoustic improvising sextet, formed in Brighton, UK, in 2007. Originally coming together for a one-off performance at the Colour Out of Space festival that year, the group has so far failed to disband
Bryan Lewis Saunders: Going from place to place Infected with all these snakes Picking out and separating the poison ones from the nonpoisonous ones And putting them in separate containers on display And sometimes they would really come at you And then sometimes you'ld get rid of like A hundred two hundred snakes and then all of a sudden out of nowhere There'ld be a tiger clawing at your face Going around from place to place Killing people And smelling like Embalming fluid Not understanding how The smell gets on me Long before its time Premonitory Imaginary Foreseeable Still it's pretty A pretty heavy odor And everyone around me notices it And I can't shake it And it just makes me get madder and madder And kill more people
Cagey House: Cagey House was a monkey powered salamander
Chris Lynn: The Meeting Place-A super 8 film shot in Great Falls, Maryland. This area once served as a gathering place for Native Americans . The film attempts to capture the spirit of the landscape and the swift passage of time. Wuxi-A field recording near Wuxi station on route to Nanjing, China. Bio-Chris H. Lynn is a sound artist, filmmaker, educator, and curator. His sound pieces consist of field recordings, minimal compositions, and audio from his films. His sound work has been released on various net labels. His mini dv images and super 8 films attempt to capture the subtle rhythms of light and sound in urban and rural landscapes. His work has been screened in galleries and festivals across the globe. Chris also curated the Experimental Film Program âUrban/Rural Landscapesâ for the Utopia Film Festival in Greenbelt, Md from 2005-2009 and the Takoma Park Experimental film festival in Maryland 2010
Clutter: Clutter â The Ghosts of Orgreave (8:51) / Clutter is the solo musical project of Shaun Blezard. Working in the fields of electro-acoustic improvisation, ambient, music concrete and many things between, Clutter has toured extensively and released music with Sonic Oyster Records, Apollolaan, Earth Monkey Productions, Electronic Musik, Clinical Archives and many others. âA kind of dark, swirling chamber kosmiche/ambient tangent, Clutter has created something organic & cerebral from contributed noises & sounds which he has re-arranged & processed to create something quite wonderful. I donât particularly want to rattle on too much about this as the music is of a rich, fascinating qualityâ Norman Records / http://shaunblezard.net / http://clutter.bandcamp.com/
Coffin Boffin: Meditation facilitated and aided by a drone of high stimulus signs, colours, vague and sharp/clean and distorted sounds and repetition. Focus on that result lads, let your body do the talking while your mind does the walking! A strange dialect of business management psycho babble and an evolved shop floor patois! 'I don't turn with my forks in the air, i always wrap after two layers layers and i aim for the upper quartile of my self actualization'. It's all grist; i had a curry with too much cannon fodder in, i thought it would be too hot but it was a chilly little number! Special Mention to Mr Joe Oxley for his experimental synth cv gate sequencing, playing and inspiring company :)
Crank Sturgeon: About Crank: Yes. Yes, yes yes (yes) yes yes (twice for more mirth), and yes / http://www.cranksturgeon.com / http://www.cranksturgeon.blogspot.com / http://www.last.fm/music/Crank+Sturgeon / http://www.soundcloud.com/user6719786 / http://www.cranksturgeon.podomatic.com
Damien Olsen and Michael Durek: This collaboration began with some highly compressed piano chords. Michael Durek played the chords with the damper pedal down and let them fade. Then digitally, using a multi band compressor, the tails on the piano chords were extended much longer. The attacks from the notes were removed to create a supernatural sounding piano. Damien Olsen created a track using an old field recording from the sounds of the BQE at late night. He also isolated a depressed piano pedal sound found on Durek's track and placed a series of clones of that sound along the whole piece as a "bomb" percussion effect; then reversed Durek' s piano chords track and added some jazz guitar melodic lines in a new track
Daniel Heikalo: Daniel Heikalo is a multi-faceted composer and instrumentalist living in Nova Scotia. Born in a french-speaking working class neighbourhood of Montreal, he grew up surrounded by fascinating architecture, colourful people, noise, pollution, poverty, and the kind of sensibility to deeply absorb the richness of his surroundings. He developed an appreciation for light and visual composition, architecture, that translated in his early involvement with drawing and photography, which he still practices professionally. He also discovered early on that his ear was musical, being able to memorize complex instrumental pieces which he would sing to himself on his way to school, or to alleviate the boredom instilled by that institution, not recommended for creative people. After realizing that he could sing in his mind complete lead guitar solos by the likes of Clapton, Zappa and Page, he thought that learning guitar might be a good thing. He was right and never looked back. Heikalo now plays all kinds of guitars, banjo, cittern, mandolin, drums, percussion, recorders and invented instruments. He has 25 CDs available from his website http://volantemultimedia.com/, which range from classically-influenced folk and world music to electroacoustic sonic mayhem and free improvisation. He does all his recording, mixing and mastering in his home studio and records other musicians, theatre and video soundtracks. / http://www.volantemultimedia.com / http://www.youtube.com/user/heikalo / http://vimeo.com/user1680353/videos / http://soundcloud.com/heikalo / http://www.myspace.com/danielheikalo / http://www.reverbnation.com/#/danielheikalo
Daniel Spicer: Writer. Improviser
Daniel Thompson and Matt Chilton: Sitcks and Stones by Daniel Thompson and Matt Chilton / Daniel and Matt have been meeting regularly for almost a year now, the day this music was recorded we searched for a dark brown bean we found in a local shop many months
David Fenech: Title : Achtung the rain / Author : David Fenech / Duration : 3'06" / Instruments : bass, drums samples, five euro bontempi organ, voices. Recorded and mixed in Montreuil, France, 2009
Dental Dames: Founded in 2011, Dental Dames is a collaborative project between Lora Bloom (additional vocals, guitar) and Bonnie MacAllister (writer, vocals, keyboard, electro). The fiber art video features crochet by Rachel Udell and Krochet Kitty. Performance by Lora Bloom, Bonnie MacAllister, and Rachel Udell. The song, "Girl Gangs", appears on Riot Grrrl Berlin's compilation 'Riot Grrrl Is Not Dead' (2012). http://dentaldames.tumblr.com http://www.dentaldames.tumblr.com / Girl Gangs: I heard it in your beehive I saw it in your dos Tell me that your donâts hurt When I am nearly nude. You are on the dark side. Iâm over the moon. You could tell me nothing It would be too soon. Letâs all form a girl gang, Stitch up at high noon, Crochet letter sweaters, Knit bomb our own doom. Would you have told me I have lipstick in my teeth Toilet trails on shoelace Promises to keep. I wouldnât tell you He called me last night Iâm about to tell you It is time to fight. Letâs all form a girl gang, Stitch up at high noon, Crochet letter sweaters, Knit bomb our own doom. It was much easier to date you Than to be your friend We could always break up Then balance out our ends. I wish I had told you Iâd seen his bedroom walls I saw you blow up my phone When I was in the thralls. Letâs all form a girl gang, Stitch up at high noon, Crochet letter sweaters, Knit bomb our own doom. Now I canât but hit ignore With him between my legs And your name is frozen Like cryogenic eggs. I canât believe you Would start this war with me After all those pinky swears, Late nights of pie and tea. Letâs all form a girl gang, Stitch up at high noon, Crochet letter sweaters, Knit bomb our own doom
Dylan Nyoukis: Dylan Nyoukis's work exists on the fringe of contemporary avant garde art and underground DIY insurrection. As a leading light in the UK's tape/CD-R scene, Nyoukis has long functioned as a rallying point for artists working to clear a space for original, non-idiomatic sound and feral performance modes. Alongside his sister and long-term collaborator Lisa (Dora Doll), he founded the Chocolate Monk label in 1993, an early experimental music imprint that combined hi-jacks of outmoded media - cassette, CD-R, pen and paper - with cutting edge investigations of the limits of form, while functioning as a home for Nyoukis's own projects, Prick Decay, Decaer Pinga, Ceylon Mange, Blood Stereo and countless one-off collaborations. Prick Decay's 2001 album, Guidelines For Basement Non-Fidel, has long been regarded as one of the founding documents of the new weird century, alongside Harry Pussy's "Smash The Mirror" and Sun City Girls Torch Of The Mystics. Nyoukis's early material paralleled international developments in post-noise syntax but his approach has become increasingly sophisticated while still retaining a refusenik energy, interrogating sound-poetry and musique concrete strategies while always working outside of their inherited strictures. His current group, Blood Stereo, is a duo with his wife, the musician and artist Karen Constance, that explores hand-cranked 20th century technology in combination with epiglottal gymnastics and free music modes inherited as much from punk rock's mutilated aesthetic as utopian art styles. His solo vocal and tape work continues to push the envelope in terms of the expressive options offered by amplified physicality while his rejection of any kind of theoretical backdrop liberates him from servitude to any specific agenda. He remains a singular voice. Over the years he has collaborated with artists as diverse as Ludo Mich, Chris Corsano, Thurston Moore, Sun City Girls, Bill Nace, Heather Leigh Murray, Phil Minton, Neil Campbell, Usurper and Wolf Eyes. He lives in Brighton, England (David Keenan, Glasgow, June 2009)
Elemental Noise: Yesterday I was born; Today I create Tomorrow. Yesterday I have crossed the Gate of Death and Today the powerful Goddess open for me the Gate which guards the path to Eternity. I am the Lord of Metamorphoses and I own all Shapes and all Spirits of all Gods. I pass through the Gate of Light and my radiance fills the Infinite Sky. I pass through the Gate of Light and I live with Re for Eternity. Links : Soundcloud : http://soundcloud.com/elemental-noise / Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elemental-Noise/215542298462910?sk=info
Elizabeth Veldon: I am a Noise Artist using mainly samples, sine waves and feedback to explore political and cultural themes
Ergo Phizmiz: "A burst of colour, noise and imagination ... I would be slightly concerned if you had witnessed anything like it before" - Tom Ravenscroft, The New Statesman / "Maverick composer" - The Wire / "A truly English original who we should cherish deeply" - Sound Projector / "Sounds like Vivian Stanshall, Syd Barratt and Dali making merry" - Mojo Magazine / "The musical man of the moment" - The Times / "Eccentric, boundary testing, ridiculously differentâ¦In some ways you could say that Ergo Phizmiz is the complete artistâ¦â - The Kaje / "Bloody marvellous" - Clash Magazine / "Goes to show how major record companies have lost touch completely" - Pennyblack Music / âWe can't decide whether he's the new Viv Stanshall, a young Eno, a British Zappa, or a replacement for Frank Sidebottom" - The Guardian / "An ear practised in making the magical brush shoulders with the mundane" - Drowned In Sound / "One man movement" - The Wire / "The Emperor of Music!" - Tom Ravenscroft / "One of the most inventive composers around...a musical equivalent to Chris Morris" - BBC Radio 3, Mixing It / Over the past twelve years Ergo Phizmiz has become one of the most defiantly single-minded and uncategorisable artists in the world. Across pop music, opera, radio-art, puppet theatre, film scores, cover versions, sound-collage, installations, sound-poetry and electronic music, he has built a body of work that exceeds 300 hours. Radio: Ergo Phizmiz has produced radio for BBC Radio 3, BBC 6 Music, WFMU, Soundart Radio, Resonance FM, WDR3, DRadio Kultur, Silenceradio, and other stations internationally. This output has spanned radioplays, documentary, large-scale sound-collages, and live improvised radio. He received the Special Mention in the composed radio category at the 2010 Prix Italia for his "Paul Klee, a Balloon, the Moon, Music & Me" for BBC Radio 3. Opera: After teenage years spent writing operas (as detailed in the 2011 WDR3 programme "Disappearing Boxes"), Ergo returned at the age of 30 to this form with the alternately shocking and hysterical "The Mourning Show", in which radio DJ Chris Evans is driven to insanity and plummets to his death in the misguided belief he is a bird. This was followed by the one-man semi-opera "Fulcanelli's Shoes", a performance-lecture-of-lies. Most recently he has produced a radical adaptation of Flann O'Brien's absurdist novel "The Third Policeman", in which electronic music, puppetry, stagecraft, and animation collide into an intense unity. He has recently been nominated for the Arts Foundation Opera Composition Fellowship. Netaudio: A prolific exponent of free, Creative Commons netaudio, he has worked with the netlabels Headphonica, UpItUp, and Bad Panda Records on a wide range of projects, notably "The Faust Cycle", a 15 hour audio adventure produced over four years in collaboration with sound-artists from across the globe. Other netaudio works have included "M: 1000 Year Mix", and a series of acoustic & toy instrument cover-versions of pop music history, from the Velvet Underground, to Aphex Twin, Beyonce, The Prodigy, and 1990s club classics. His own netlabel, Chinstrap, releases music by collaborators, friends and fellow adventurers, as well as found audio, forgotten 78 RPM obscurities, and cuttings from public-domain film soundtracks. Pop music: A lover of pop music from the 1920s onwards, Ergo Phizmiz is a songwriter of polished nuggets of pop gold. Often misunderstood as a writer of "comey songs", because the subject matter of his songwriting isn't limited to talking about fucking or trying to fuck (rather, in the tradition of the best calypso, a song can be about anything whatsoever), his work in pop has just began to be appreciated, via the 2010 release of "Things to Do and Make" on Care in the Community Recordings, to be followed soon by "Look, Do and Listen" on the same label which refines vastly his songwriting craft. Visual Art: Ergo has also produced a wide range of visual art, in films, installations and collage. He produced "Forest" for the Venn Festival, "The Invention of Birds" for Soundart Radio, an avant-garde children's television pilot programme, a wide range of puppet and stop-motion films, and most recently the exhibition "Staticopera" for Tete-a-Tete: The Opera Festival 2011. Ergo Phizmiz's work has been presented in performance, exhibition and broadcast throughout the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Japan, and the USA. He lives in Bridport, UK, operating from his own giant-shelf studio called Grindia or Grin Dear
Flavien GilliÃ© and Hopek Quirin: Flavien GilliÃ©: treated field recordings with feedback and looper / Hopek Quirin: piano cut-up, tv zapping / mixed by Kris Limbach (Emitter19) and Hopek Quirin
FluID: Chris Gilmore, known by his stage name, âFluIDâ, is a Chicago, IL. based experimental and electronic hip-hop musician. His first album 'Warhol' was released was in 1988 and since that time he has released over a dozen albums. His 2011 release, 'Envisioning Abstraction: the Duality of FluiD' (ALRN008), received international critical acclaim. / http://simultaniety.blogspot.com
Gino Robair: âBummer and Lazarusâ From I, Norton By Gino Robair / This piece is in honor of a well-known pair of stray dogs that roamed the streets of late 19th century San Francisco. Itâs often claimed that the duo were the occasional companions of Norton I, Emperor of the United States. Consequently, this work features Emperor Nortonâs proclamations, read by Tom Duff, along with recordings of various performances of my opera I, Norton. I tried to imagine what the dogs heard during those tumultuous years following the Gold Rush. To re-create this in a metaphorical sense, I processed and spatialized the source material using a Buchla 200e modular synthesizer. (The main elements of the patch were a pair of 296e Spectral Processors, a 292e Quad Dynamics Manager, and the voltage controllable panning capabilities of the 227e System Interface.) Originally conceived for 16-channel playback, this realization is in stereo
Graham Dunning: Graham Dunning's track "Stutter" is a recording of the artist using his interactive installation of the same name, recorded at the work's first showing at Kraak Gallery, Manchester, in late 2009. The installation was later shown at AC Institute in New York in September 2011; the accompanying photo shows the installation in that gallery. To use the installation, visitors are invited to read into a microphone from a childrenâs book while wearing headphones. The sound from the microphone is delayed and fed back to the reader, mixed with masking white noise. This causes them to stutter and slur their speech
Gurdonark: The everyday gives rise to overlooked joys and unheralded pleasures. A turtle on a log basks in the sun. A play of color on a reptilian neck. The splashing sound of sliding into the water. Life is full of casual retreats and profound basking
Ian Linter: Ian Linter - Nitumas morn / "Om suicida na noite, expurga in At da penÃºria, e no medo encontra a contra-Luz factor na mirÃade. Astr est numia off-kas e Namor foi grande. Na Om suicida noite." http://astrangerparadise.com/ianlinter
Iku Sakan: A Camellia Tree Standing Still in the Middle of Selflessness
Jaap Blonk: Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in Woerden, Holland) is a self-taught composer, performer and poet. He went to university for mathematics and musicology but did not finish those studies. In the late 1970s he took up saxophone and started to compose music. A few years later he discovered his potential as a vocal performer, at first in reciting poetry and later on in improvisations and his own compositions. For almost two decades the voice was his main means for the discovery and development of new sounds. From around the year 2000 on Blonk started work with electronics, at first using samples of his own voice, then extending the field to include pure sound synthesis as well. He took a year off of performing in 2006. As a result, his renewed interest in mathematics made him start a research of the possibilities of algorithmic composition for the creation of music, visual animation and poetry. As a vocalist, Jaap Blonk is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. He performed in many European countries, as well as in the U.S. and Canada, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa and Latin America. With the use of live electronics the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a considerable extension. Besides working as a soloist, he collaborated with many musicians and ensembles in the field of contemporary and improvised music, like Maja Ratkje, Mats Gustafsson, Nicolas Collins, Joan La Barbara, The Ex, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble and the Ebony Band. He premiered several compositions by the German composer Carola Bauckholt, including a piece for voice and orchestra. A solo voice piece was commissioned by the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2002. On several occasions he collaborated with visual computer artist Golan Levin. Blonk's work for radio and television includes several commissioned radio plays. He also makes larger-scale drawings of his scores, which are being exhibited. He was the founder and leader of the long-standing bands Splinks (modern jazz, 1983-1999) and BRAAXTAAL (avant-rock, 1987-2005). He also has his own record label, Kontrans, featuring a total of 15 releases so far. Other Blonk recordings appeared on Staalplaat, Basta and VICTO
Jack Twang: Inspired by borborygmus, still searching for the righteous aspect. Bordering on the ugly, while thankfully avoiding the gruesome. Settling for the contiguous. After all, and as usual finding the unnerving beauty of the dire. I still don't know why I indulge myself, but I'm glad I am... for goodness sake. Yes!
Jamison Williams: Engagingly warm, challenging and gripping with insight, this newest release from Vantage Bulletin's 'La Maternelle' series, invites with heightened tension, and dedicated to the pouring of our gentle baptismal beginnings; these subtle and intimate pieces reward with a patient necessity, and a learned desire that allows those beginnings to blossom without tainted exploitation. (Jamison Williams, solo saxophone) www.vantagebulletin.com
Jared C. Balogh: Artist: Jared C. Balogh / Title: Where There Are Grazers There Are Hunters / Contact: http://www.alteredstateofmine.net/ / Country: Pennsylvania USA
Jeff Gburek: peking manis, or praeying mantis? the javanese instrument called "peking" is the highest pitched metallophone in the javanese gamelan orchestra. and when i thought of peking's tones gently rising like the foam on the tide, i thought it sweet. and the word i learned in indonesian (and malay, for that matter) for "sweet" was, and remains, "manis", just like you see on indonesian condiments like "ketjap manis". image taken by karolina ossowska-gburek in dubai, NO! in abu dabi, united emirates, of all places, no, wait, it's Okonek! www.futurevessel.com/orphansound /
Jo Pearson: oneminutewanda.com
John 3.16: John 3:16 is a unique experiment relying on the broad culture of its solo composer. Heavy and aerial, the music is leading here. No rules to follow as no genre wide enough to encompass all the elements in John 3:16. In between soundtrack, ambient electronic and drone, each track is a piece of space somewhere, far away from here. / http://john316john.blogspot.com
John Hyatt and M4SK 22: Sound and vision by John Hyatt and M4SK 22. Filmed at the Innsmouth sim in Second Life, built by Darmin Darkes and Baileymarie Princess. / Frost on my Window audio by John Hyatt and M4SK 22.
Kalistongue: An habitual condition - to the lighthouse. / http://andrewhowes.bandcamp.com/indexpage / http://www.archive.org/details/DegreesOfAbsence
Kipple: Kipple - Orpheus with Clay Feet (6:30) / Recorded live at Ship & Mitre in Liverpool â January 2012 / Kipple combines the momentum of ESP era free jazz with a 2 man low fi electronics section in place of the piano. The rhythm section is that used by Sonny Simmons on his UK gigs. The free blowing trumpet/soprano sax front line manages to be intense and relaxed at the same time. Personnel: Derek Saw â trumpet, flugelhorn, Herve Perez â soprano sax, Shaun Blezard â electronics, Ian Simpson â electronics, John Jasnoch â guitar, Charlie Collins â drums / Kipple is a word coined by the remarkable science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. It refers to the sinister type of rubbish which simply builds up without any human intervention. Eventually, one day, the entire world will have moved to a state of kipplization
Lezet: I'm an island strewn across the ocean bed. Cry me a river
LIL and Sin Senal: Somnambulic is one of tracks recorded during sessions in September 2009 in Swarzedz (Poland).Those improvised recordings ended up as release Victoria Saw Something (Dimented Droid Netlabel) by LIL (Marcin Tomczak) and Sin Senal (Kinga Wieliczko,Mariusz Wieliczko and Arkadiusz Nowacki.http://www.myspace.com/sinseneal). Also experimental k.bassist Jacek Mazurkiewicz and Bartek Tyrcha have participated in the project. Somnambulic : Mariusz Wieliczko - piano, turntable; Marcin Tomczak - voice, objects, tapes, mix / http://www.archive.org/details/DimentedDroidXVIII
M4SK 22 and Theinnervision: Music by M4SK 22, film by Theinnervision and M4SK 22
Maja Jantar: 55'51'' sunset / Sunset at MÃ½vatn Iceland, a 55 minute and 51 second recording sped up to 5 minutes, soundtrack assimilated from field recordings on location / Lunabis / Sybil talk - sound - screech - speech - chant while the moon keeps watch "...with frenzied mouth uttering things not to be laughed at, unadorned and unperfumed, yet reaching to a thousand years with her voice ..." This piece is a byproduct of a series of recordings that result in the project LUNALIA - an experiment in extra-sensory perception, improvisation, and divination -- resulting in a daily oracle aligned with a full moon cycle. With Angela Rawlings in ReykjavÃk and Maja Jantar in Ghent, each recording what the moon tells her and then the two independent, improvised tracks are synced. http://soundcloud.com/lunalia Lunabis is made up out of 3 recordings that were recorded together with the Lunalia pieces but that called for their own space
Manthrewny: Ergo savoir no-show / appel tÃ©lÃ©phonique / ergo, non anon anon / fizz Pee Dee / cordes ralenti / vers un jour meilleur
Matthias Boss and Paulo Chagas: long-distance-collaboration: Paulo Chagas, saxophone / Matthias Boss, violin
Miquel Parera: Work info: Title: nxH7Classwar / Author: Miquel Parera Jaques. Duration: 04:22 / Tags: Drone, Experimental, Minimal / Date: 2011 December 14 / Tech: Livecoding Improvisation. Equipment: Computer with Supercollider Language. Author Info: Miquel Parera Jaques (b.1978). He lives in Barcelona. He has studied psychology. After a time in free improvisation, a producer job gives you an idea: The sound can be free. Sound can be detached from the rhythm and harmony without being only noise. The will and freedom are the key to beauty. http://musicnumbers.wordpress.com/
Murmurists: Today, I face two ways: both towards the dark mass itself and into the light of some prestigious and inclusive festival of humanitarian categorisation. I aim to remain after all this communication. I am some edition; a host; a screen. No figment escapes me. See how, when I raise my thumb, you disappear
Noise Research: Noise Research has material released on the Electronic Musik (UK), Rift Recordings (UK), Classwar Karaoke (UK), Earth Monkey Productions (UK), A.M.P (S. America), aReW (UK), Rec72 (Germany), Clinical Archives (Russia), Found in a Skip (UK), Kulturterrorismus (Germany), iFar (UK) and Bivouac (China) labels. He has adopted an uncompromising approach in both playing and performance which has led to his involvement as a performer with âThe Frakture Big Bandâ (Liverpool), Noise Club (Liverpool), Janx: The Gathering (Wirral), âGnodâ (Manchester) Aht-N (Cumbria) & âFonikâ (Warrington). He also actively organises and promotes performances in UK including the Pyramid Experimental Music Festival and Manchester based Electronic Organica Nights. One of his most recent projects is a collaboration with sound artist Graham Dunning, the results of which have been released by Clinical Archives in January 2010. Ian has just finished the soundtrack to a short film, A Movement Towards (2010) by London based film-maker David Sant. Ian has also recently recorded with Herve Perez and Richard Knight
Otto von Rhinau: http://www.dogmazic.net/Otto_von_Rhinau
Ou_pi Golgotha.undead: Installation view: mechanically-recovered head-meat, CH4
Owl Brain Atlas: J. D. Nelson: Vocals, noise, FX, tapes, samples, field recording / April, 2007 â April, 2011 Colorado & California / Gear: Shure SM57, Logitech USB microphone, Flip Video Ultra, Panasonic RQ-2102 & RQ-L31 portable cassette recorders, Audacity, Garageband / www.MadVerse.com / www.twitter.com/madverse / www.facebook.com/jdnelsonpoetry / www.youtube.com/OWLNOISE / www.OwlNoise.com / www.facebook.com/owlbrainatlas
Ãystein JÃ¸rgensen: ....a Tornado made with synth and drums/percussions....
Pablo Ribot: Pablo Ribot / Bio: Audiovisual artist, producer, composer and guitarist. His work focuses on electronic-experimental-electro-acoustic music. Micro sounds, broken and unarticulated shapes, are combined with free-style, taking influences from the avant-garde, jazz, glitch and circuit bent sound / http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Pablo_Ribot
Paddy Steer and Alabaster De Plume: Bad Burger / Well, you did ask. And I won't feign modesty. You just try feeding me that bad burger, you'll be answered by a sax-moustache on a lounge-monster's gargle-dream sneer-grin. Who's laughing? You find this funny, do you? Well I do. Horribly. Paddy Steer made a delicious piece of chin-dancing groove out of goblin-toes and snare-blisters, and Alabaster spat on it. Now eat your heart, and be proud about it too
http://www.myspace.com/paddysteer / http://www.alabasterdeplume.com/
Painburn: In the middle ages the human imagination was dominated by Demons, Madonnas. Today is dominated by technology. The pictures are changed, but the meaning of slavery is remained unchanged. Post atomic images are new fears, new diseases of the soul, New anxieties. Post atomic image is the modern nightmare
PAS: The ever pulsating response of mind frequencies channel the spiritual energy through numerous fields of repulsion. Meditation on atoms can make them emanate forms from other dimensions according to spatial ratios of time
Paulo Chagas: Composer, music teacher and multi-instrumentist. He has dedicated his intervention to several strands of contemporary music, electro-acoustic, ambient, free improvisation, jazz and chamber music. He still works on music production, promotion of concerts and festivals of improvised music and also writing about music in magazines and blogs
Pete Karkut: THE TOWERING BLOCKS The towering blocks are not there, When I turn my back you're not there, I've never seen you before you're not there. So easy to hide, by the block In 1972.
No lens to see on the walkway In the shivering blocks Thin blanket blocks Robbing future blocks. The miners' strike is on the wooden T.V. 4 by 3 You never saw me. The towering blocks your face Under the shadow of cake That's your block You're not there. A towering block transmitting grey, Open to the winds of dish. The crippling dish, Famous as a dish. Polaris and Cod Wars Make me 19, a shopping machine N n nineteen, a stabbing machine I'm having a tattoo, I'm having a baby tattoo. Just one more, Up in the air baby To eat your cake and sleep, In towering blocks
Pixyblink: http://www.youtube.com/KyraPixy / http://www.youtube.com/KittySarcophagus / http://www.youtube.com/GiraffeAccountant
Planetaldol: "Les machines et ce qu'il en est advenu. [notes d'intention, circonvolutions et craquements] Planetaldol has become an expert in scary organic worlds, between the breaking sounds of a sinking woody boat, and the wind around. Approching werewolves, mythic creatures coming near, Planetaldol is sculpting his subject, always in a realistic way. Planetaldol se plaÃ®t Ã explorer des mondes organiques, composÃ©s de souffles et de craquements de mÃ¢ts, des mondes agonisants dissÃ©quÃ©s de ses mains expertes. Montages, mixages, spatialisation de l'Ã©tude, au plus prÃ¨s comme au plus loin, mais toujours au plus rÃ©aliste." JM Charcot http://planetaldol.free.fr firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronny WÃ¦rnes: Artist: Ronny WÃ¦rnes / Track: MÃ¥lstyring / unreleased not unpleased to to mesure the direction of treatment / www.ronnywaernes.com
Rose Bolton: Place, Time, Space / Space occupies the first three dimensions, and moving into the fourth dimension we have time, which in the mind becomes memory. â¦There is more than one kind of space: a physical place; and the psychological space in our minds-- both of which are infiltrated by time. Designed to be listened through headphones. Links: http://soundcloud.com/redsheep77 / http://www.myspace.com/rosebolton
Ross Ackerman: MoirÃ© / Multi cross meshing in motion without entanglement / aka:man
Ruela Pinho and Jase Daniels: Scientific Cunt: A whimsical electronic dirge dedicated to every fuckwit that has tried to constrain reality. Recorded in 2011 by Vomitus Skink using analog synthesizers, open-source software and a warm pig's bladder inflated with the odorous/odious gasses expelled from stunted little men
Seth Guy: Ceci ne pas une pipe (La Trahison des sons) 2'45" / Short sketch made from numerous recent concrete recordings using various metal pipes and combined with a voice sample. Part of an ongoing yet intermittent exploration of sonic and visual art crossovers, made exclusively for Class War Karaoke. Seth Guy / http://sethguy.bandcamp.com
Smash Hermetic and Moon Gratte: Smash Hermetic: drums / Moon Gratte: prepared guitar/loop/radio. Recorded live@ Lostwood_France
Sonia PaÃ§o-Rocchia: Sonia PaÃ§o-Rocchia is a young artist who took a degree in instrumental and Electro-Acoustic Composition from the UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al after a double collegial diploma in natural sciences and music. She studied composition with Michel TÃ©treault, JosÃ© Evangelista, Michel Smith, Michel Longtin and Jean PichÃ©. Her work has been presented in QuÃ©bec, Alberta, England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, France, Serbia and Germany. She enjoys composing for non-conventional instruments (CAM, for seven bus-card players, 2001; Sans escalier, for solo slinky, 2004; Pedalling Under London's Clouds, bicycle solo and projection, 2008), and she readily incorporates improvisation and theatrical action into her pieces (Improvisation sur les cinq sens, for piano, soprano, cello, percussions, tape and real-time processing, highland pipes and toy motor-car, 2004; Eau, for soprano under the shower and processed water, 2005). As she is interested in emerging technologies, she does not hesitate, when artistically necessary, to incorporate live electronics into her works (Soupirs, for clarinet and accompanying electroacoustics, 2005; Il temps-te, variations and improvisations for cornet, trumpet, trumpet piccolo, flugelhorn, sounds which move in space and stage actions, 2006). She has participated in workshops on sensors, Max/MSP and FTM, at iRCAM in Paris, and more recently in an interface workshop by Numediart, in Belgium. Sonia PaÃ§o-Rocchia is very interested audience participation (Ã chacun sa balloune, for dozens of balloons played by members of the audience, 2004), cross-over art, and in the sound installation medium (Installation sur le Slinky, up to 40 different instruments made with slinkies, 2004; S'enfeuiller, l'installation, live art, lighting and interaction with the public, 2006). She performs/improvises using a myriad of readily available sound-makers, invented instruments, voice and/or bassoon, along with real-time processing through gesture-based interfaces which enable her to perform using her body movements freely (Commentary, an half improvised solo performance for bassoon, live electronics and theatrical live art, 2009). She plays solo and in different ensembles, including CoMa, known of its unique concept of writing scores for musicians of all levels without compromising the music and the London Improvisers Orchestra a large conducted and free improvisations professional ensemble. Sonia PaÃ§o-Rocchia has worked in various collaborations with contemporary dance (Sticky Pathways a site specific choreography for 6 dancers and a musician performer choreographed by Lucy Ridley, 2009), live art and experimental physical theatre. She recently received a commission from Pascale Malaterre for the music and performance of DDD.3 a multimedia street theatre performance that have been premiÃ¨red in Paris. For these collaborations, improvisation and interaction, by both media, is the root of the projects. As well as producing the music she has been an integral part of the performances themselves
Sonic Surgeon: Sonic Surgeonâ came into being in London in 2008, but carries musical traces of an earlier musical life in the last centuryâ¦In the meantime, the surgeon of sound had found new life under the name Atlan as a communications consultant in the late 1980s, as a sometimes-lumberjack, and above all, as a painter since 1990. A historic figure in artistsâ squats, Atlan was at PÃ´le Pi (1997), Alter Nation, and the Croustieâs âgalleryâ on Avenue Montaigne, among others. Traces of his passage can be seen on a variety of industrial wasteland walls, in Lisbon, in Kassel for Documenta X, and in Esch/Alzette (Luxembourg). On canvas, he has exhibited at the Galerie Horizon in Paris, the Electron Libre, the Espace Beaurepaire in early 2010, and finally, the Miroiterie squat, where he is currently working, and will continue to do so until expulsionâ¦ A documentary was made on his work by Lily Tournay (âAtlan, Paintings or Mirrors?â, 2009), but the streets of Paris know him first and foremost as a mystifying character, the Sheep of Belleville, a little urban legend that made the waves of Arte Radio (2010): http://www.arteradio.com/son.html?615809. Sonic Surgeonâs tunes were heard in England and Scotland in the summer of 2009, and he regularly plays in France, both alone and in noise-oriented groups like LETOH, Rumble Crumble, and Iniram Oniram (available on myspace)
Sound Inhaler: Sound inhaler / a.2012 / Please check out the links and contact us. www.soundcloud.com/soundinhaler / www.mouthinfoot.net / www.discogs.com/artist/Sound+Inhaler / email@example.com
Stalaktos: Drips from the rock above, ongoing transformation, the beggining of the cave it's in front
Stormhat: I work with space, texture and movement. I'm interested in the ability of sound to transport me e.g. the listener to mental regions where the admittance can be a little tricky and where you don't often go in an everyday full of chores and mundane pleasures. In those states of mind, aware and at the same time in a lull, I sometimes experience a very rich and needed mental and physical response. Maybe other listeners can have the same or different, but still attractive, experiments from the sounds...
Subversive Intentions: I have chose to join the Occupy movement because I believe that finally people have realized what the really problem is. Its not government, though they are big part of it. Its the wealthy. Its the corporations and their quest for further profit. Its their CEO's and their rabid pursuit of bonuses. Its the share holders and centrals banks and their drive for world domination. We can no longer afford to brush off notions like these as theories for conspiratorial nut cases. This isn't about Illuminati, shadow governments, or any secret organizations. Its no secret. With the 2010 Citizen's United vs. FEC ruling, corporations have unbridled control of elections, being unlimited in the amount of money they can spend in support of particular candidate. It has been estimated that 4 Billion dollars will spent this year in the campaign for Presidential elections. It can no longer be argued that politicians aren't bought. This system is a scam and needs to be destroyed. I stand with Occupy movement in the hopes that from it will arise a true revolution, where the world unites to take down the rich bastards who are destroying this planet
Thanato Twist and Oleg's Sound System: http://thanatotwist.blogspot.com/
The Magic Carpathians Project: The Magic Carpathians Project: has been established in 1998 by Anna Nacher and Marek Styczynski. Mournful vocals, eerie woodwinds, hypnotic drones, primal rhythms, noise collages, rich sonic tapestries. Singer/guitarist Anna Nacher exceptional vocal abilities are often compared to the likes of Diamanda Galas, Lisa Gerrard, Iva Bittova or Renate Knaupt. Her specific vocal expression is built on techniques of throat singing developed across Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Marek Styczynski employs a plethora of ethnic instruments (as various as bowed Turkmen hydjak or prepared dulcimer as well as a number of European and Asian flutes and reeds and gongs, cymbals and frame drums) accompanied with home made analog sine wave modulators and primal electronics. Released more than dozen albums, toured across Europe and the United States. Anna Nacher is also active as a sound artist interested in field recording and acoustic ecology (released the series of albums with soundwalks from Laponia in the northern Sweden, her other recordings available at http://aporee.org/maps/ ) More: http://www.magiccarpathians.com /
http://www.youtube.com/user/magiccarpathians / http://terrascope.co.uk/features/Magic_Carpathians.htm
Thierry Massard: a few links... personal: http://thierrymassard.blogspot.com/ (is my personal actual blog. sharing my news, it also brings together some texts and things around) http://thierrymassard.bandcamp.com (bandcamp) / http://discogs.com/artist/Thierry+Massard (my discogs) / http://kreislauf.org/artist/2007/08/thierry-massard.html (kreislauf) / http://www.youtube.com/user/noCoVision (videos-personal releases) / some blogs releases (texts & reviews of the netaudio scene between 2006 and 2010) http://massard.blogspot.com (views&reviews - 2006/2007) / http://massard3.blogspot.com (noCo...mment - 2007/2010) / http://720x120.blogspot.com (720x120 was the noCo...mment graphic sideproject experience) / http://the-questionnaire.blogspot.com (the questionnaire) / the questionnaire is a project running since 2006. the questionnaire project is based on the original "questionnaire of Marcel Proust", created by Antoinette Faure around 1890 and now, submitted to a few personalities â the interest, I think, is on the confrontation and crossover between the original questions and nowadays vision on things - About 120 personalities have already accepted to participate to the project) / itvs http://netlabelsrevue.blogspot.com/2008/05/18-choses-de-thierry-massard.html (Fr/ netlabels revue, 2008) http://agier.blogspot.com/2010/12/interview-with-thierry-massard.html (En/ recent music heroes, 2010)
Trans Atlantic Rage: Contact: http://www.alteredstateofmine.net / Country: Pennsylvania USA
Tvlasunor: John Marron all instruments, February 2012
undRess BÃ©ton: Enrico Memento (Zaro mi Luz) Next to lagrangian possibilities this implicates a natural state of IT in movement. Some time has to admit it got lost in windings of spiral attacks through knowledge. âusing vacuum fluctuations I clean my codeâ it never happened. hence the time was boxed in years quite fast, ftl -massless particles, such as demure perhaps front on faceless skills of and or hairy energy. For example talking in virtual demures this consists of smacks in one guild. particles which exhibit rest mass past THE mask actually near field resonance less relentless increasing distance at short fields. In the decay of vacuum I clean harder- excited nucleus, cause of certain crystal hair production. âThem scattered amplitudes of sorrow in behavior, mattered the first time at the age of nine.â This statement illustrates the fur dependance of trying to distinguish 0 or 1 particles, this of course is weak here. One loop aggregation, fermion unless to pop in existence through antiparticular motion. Equilibrium photoalchemy intrinsic sense shameless lasers love to join quantized cheeks. Axon Nullpunktenergie. & repeat. Dark current is usually denoted symbolized but never accepted. With my high resolution spatial arm I reach for an elegant hydrophasis emphasized as conceived by Lux Lewis. The uncertainty principle (one could simultaneously determine the arbitrary high frequency, however) is scattered everywhere. In enhanced 1916- undRess BÃ©ton on date to date
Vor Onus: Home: Kansas City, MO / Active: 2011-present / Members: Jason Hoover, Trey Palley / Related: Volte Dio Volte, Rabbit Girls, Roilnoise, Breathing Flowers, Judas Khristian Inc., ARU, Under The Radar Kansas City, FluD, Sinjo Thraw Mash, M.Nomized Michel, Zilmrah, Hari Hardman / Genre: Advant Garde, Feild Recordings, Industrial, Improv, Experimental link: http://soundcloud.com/vor-onus
Wilhelm Matthies: The instrument used for Crumbling Walls; Madison Union Cutting ((Matthies, kokeka (2-25-11)) was the kokeka, an instrument that Wilhelm Matthies invented and built. Crumbling Walls; Madison Union Cutting ((Matthies, kokeka (2-25-11)) was made in protest to political changes happening in Wisconsin, the state that I live in. Scott Walker was elected governor and almost immediately canceled unionizing rights for public workers. Wisconsin is the state where child labor laws, the 5 day week, the right to unionize was given the first footholds in the US. A recall effort is happening, over 1 million signatures were turned in! The governor looks like he may be replaced!The irony is that the unions had a very productive working relationship with the state for many years, and would have been willing to make the concessions.Net label releases âRiverFoot-RealityRubsâ December 2011 http://www.fieldnoiserecords.com/NEWS/?date=20111201 / âRiverFoot-RealityRubsâ December 2011. http://wilhelmmatthies.bandcamp.com/album/riverfoot-realityrubs / âSummer Bells Yakinâ December 2011 http://bruits-netlabel.blogspot.com/p/releases.htm / âCrumbling Walls for MLK, JRâ January 2012 http://www.archive.org/download/b037s_CWfMLK_Wilhelm_Matthies/ / âFreeGagaku-leaves sway, birds flyâ January 2012 http://wilhelmmatthies.bandcamp.com/album/freegagaku-leaves-sway-birds-fly / Reviews: http://londonresonance.blogspot.com/2011/12/best-of-2011-london-resonance.html / http://www.mescalina.it/musica/special/06/02/2012/editoriale2011 / Wilhelm Matthies: http://soundcloud.com/wilhelm-matthies / http://www.facebook.com/wilhelm.matthies
Yasuo Akai: While I was classically trained as a musical composer, I participated in some contemporary dance technique workshops. I participated in some residency programs in Belgium (2002-5); worked with Thomas Plischke and Kattrin Deufert, as a musician/dancer (2002-3); danced for Jean-Claude Gallotta at Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (1999); took my B.A. at Kyoto City University of Arts (1993). CV: http://independent.academia.edu/YasuoAkai/CurriculumVitae / Website: Yasuo Akai http://thefirstpersonpronountowear.blogspot.com
Zilmrah: Artist: ZILMRAH / Track Title: Septenary / Musicians: Michael Durek- Theremin, Effects / Lawry Romani- 18 String Guitarwheel, Effects / David Tamura- Tenor Saxophone, Effects / Recorded at BC Studios by Martin Bisi / Mixed & Produced at Apparition Sound by Lawry Romani. An experiment based on the number seven where each audio track was assigned different parameters on separate plains rooted in a paradigm of Septenary. For example, as the Saxophone, Guitarwheel drones and Theremin tracks were duplicated seven times each in unison and brought to volumes of seven, some of those tracks were panned seven degrees in one direction while others were assigned seven effects to which all principals of Septenary were applied in each where at all possible. âHe who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.â ~ Nietzche
Zreen Toyz: My most personal sound-colour always features strongly in any of my predominant compositions, especially Glauconitic Conceptual Absurdities. Except in rare cases (for example, when you are mixing a particularly Expressionist set of modules), contemporary composers of "modulation-music" should avoid the use of contrapuntal overlayered colours. My work aims to transcribe Schoenbergianistically-super-post-Webern clusters with post-serially-dynamic semitones whilst developing certain oppositions or atonal silences. It must be remembered that superimposing rhythms, especially if they are Expressionist (or even post-diverse), should be avoided. It is plainly obvious that the act of recreating technological elements causes one to become heterophonic (and sometimes even Stockhausenesque), which is why I deny this approach, preferring instead to simply perceive radically. (Text generated by The Contemporary Classical Composer's Bullshit Generator - http://www.dominicirving.com/temp/cccbsg.pl )
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This week we talk more about the #PodestaEmails as well as how some of these emails have proved some conspiracy theories to be actual conspiracies. We also talk about how 41% of the American public believes that the election can be stolen from Donald Trump, as well as an interesting revelation from the FBI that says that the handling of the Clinton Email scandal in the State Department was done by a 'Shadow Government'. Oh, and if you didn't know, Facebook has also been proven to be in the tank for Hillary as well!
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|Indonesia: Irrigation Lock||
360Â° panorama by Gil Frei.|
Click the image to open the interactive version.
The complex system of irrigation these called the Subak its leaders are rotated yearly and is a form of shadow government in its own right. They take precedence over any land or border dispute and as part of the realpolitik of Bali.
|2017-03-20 Pt.3 Nancy Reed & Shadow Governments|
Old friend of the show Nancy Reid stops by to reminisce about the show and chat about Alex Jones.
We talk about the latest White House activities as the show closes.
|164 â Shadow Governments in Britain|
When we last left off, King Egbert was ruling over Wessex, King Cuthred (Coenwulfâs brother) was ruling over Kentâ¦ and Emperor Coenwulf held Mercia. I call him Emperor, by the way, because thatâs what he called himself. And also because he does seem like he was a king of kings. His brother answered to him, the minor kingdoms like the… Read more →
|PSYCHOTRONICS AND THE SECRET ORDER|
PSYCHOTRONICS AND THE SECRET ORDER
By Steve Erdmann
(Copyright 2017, Steve Erdmann - All Rights Reserved)
<Edited by Robert D. Morningstar>
H.P. Albarelli, Jr.âs journey into the strange quirks and oddities he had discovered about the many people somehow associated with the assassination of President John Kennedy on November 22, 1963 is referred to as âhigh strangeness and synchronicity.â Michael Petro referred to it as âcurious scraps of information.â Indeed, the numerous references to the many faces somehow connected to Kennedy (Lee Oswald, the Central Intelligence Agency [CIA], the Mob, the Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI], and others) were often a bog of facts and comments, though tantalizing and dramatic, still seemed to be a jungle of confusing loose ends.
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The early part of the book was an attempt in tracing the dawn of psychiatry in the 1940s and 1950s leading to Intelligence Programs such as the CIAâs top-secret Projects MK/Naomi, MK/Ultra, and Project Artichoke.
âThe CIA and the military, which were quickly drawn to the Program,â said Abarelli, âwere becoming intrigued with the possibilities of creating what were then referred to as âaggressive soldiersâ and now are called âsuper soldiers.ââ
Albarelli outlined a number of covert Intelligence Programs that could have been bedrock for âManchurian Candidateâ experiments of young children and the populace in general. Fort Detrickâs Special Operations (SO) Division is mentioned, the Office of Strategic Operations (OSS), agent George Hunter White, and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN).
The author suspected that Oswald could likely have been an early victim of such programs while at a detention center called Youth House. Oswald could have possibly entered into a psychotronic relationship with psychiatrists and covert operations. Doctor Milton Kurian and Dr. Renatus Hartogs were psychiatrists that connected with Oswald at Youth House. Hartogs had previously worked at the Allen Memorial Institute, Montreal, Canada, where Doctor D. Ewen Cameron, in the mid-1950s under a covert MK/Ultra contract with the CIA, âconducted a series of horrific drug and sensory deprivation experiments on unwitting patients.â
LaurEnce HarvEy, in film, Â foreshadows LEE Harvey a whole year before the JFK Assassination
New York Post reporter Joseph Wershba questioned Dr. Hartogs on December 14, 1967 as to whether or not Oswald could have been a "Manchurian Candidate" (referring to a 1962 film on controlled soldiers).
Although his log seemed to dismiss such an allegation, Hartogs moved in circles of covert ML/Ultra and MK/Naomi and the âdrug partiesâ of Dr. Harold A. Abramson.
Dr. Hartogs was an âaficionadoâ of magic and a covert contractor for the CIA. He was acquainted with magician John Mulholland who wrote a manual for CIA operatives containing instructions on how to âsurreptitiously dose unwitting people with drugs, and how to perform other feats of slight-of-hand.â The Hartogs/Freeman book, The Two Assassins, told of Oswaldâs comments to his mother Marguerite concerning his return from Russia: âMother, not even Marina knows why I returned.â
Dr. Hartogsâs sexual scandal with his patient Julie Roy seemed to coincide with the sexual scandal of Canadian psychiatrist Dr. James Tyhurst. Tyhurst associated with neuropsychologist Dr. Donald O. Hebb and âboth attended a seminal 1951 meeting,â said Abarelli, âwhich included participants from the CIA â to discuss early advancements in sensory deprivation and brainwashing.â
Investigator Dick Russell noted Hartogsâs interest in hypnotism (p. 53), as told by Dr. Milton V. Kline, authority on hypnotism and CIA cohort on Project Artichoke and MK/Ultra.
Kline also disclosed that Hartogs, along with Dr. Sidney Malitz (a psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute [NYSPI]) and Dr. Paul Hoch (NYSPI research director) were involved in a number of covert contracts with the CIA and the U.S Army âto perform experiments with psychosurgery, electroconvulsive therapy, LSD, mescaline, and other drugs.â Hartogs worked with Malitz on some of these experiments. Dr. Malitz worked with Fort Detrickâs Special Operations Division. These experiments were with unwitting patients, âchildren and teenagers.â Â Harold Blauer died because of such experiments. The CIA selected a group of 100 patients to join in these episodes (p.35). Lee Harvey Oswald was absent from school for at least 50 days while in New York City.
In the early 1950s, hypnotist George Estabrook wrote to CIA director Allen Dulles about the merits of hypnosis in covert operations.
âThe CIA, U.S Army Fort Detrick, the Edgewood Arsenal, and the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) funded many of these contracts. Chief among these physicians were: Drs. Bernard Withens, Harold Esecover, and Harold A. Abramson.â
Dr. Lauretta Bender, a child neuropsychistrist at the New York City Bellevue Hospital, experimented extensively on children using electroshock treatment, âDE patterningâ and âannihilation.â Â Also involved was Dr. D. Ewen Cameron, who would eventually head the MK/Ultra subproject 68.
Dr. Leon Eisenberg spoke of Benderâs patients in these experiments as ââ¦psychotic and perhaps worse off than before the treatment.â
H.P. Albarelli Jr. (photo on the left) is a writer and investigative journalist who lives in Vermont, Florida, and London (U.K.). He has written numerous feature articles about the 9-11 anthrax attacks; biological warfare; the American intelligence community; the death of Frank Olson; the Cuban revolution; and social and political affairs. Some of his work can be found at the World Net Daily, Cuba net, Counterpunch, and Crime Magazine websites, as well as in numerous magazines and newspapers.
Allbarelli ventured through several interesting episodes that the reader would best explore. Â One such incident concerned Marguerite Oswaldâs interview by Davis Eugene Boster, a life-long Foreign Service officer and covert CIA operative within the State Department. At one point, he was a staff assistant to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.
The interview also included State Department employees Denman F. Stanfield and Edward J. Hickey. Part of the conversation went:
Marguerite: Â âNow I know you are not going to answer me gentlemen, but I am under the impression that my son is an agent.â
Boster: Â âDo you mean a Russian agent?â
Marguerite: Â âNo, working for our Government, a U.S agent.â
Marguerite also explained to the Warren Commission:
âAnd this is the way I think, because I happen to know all of the other things that you donât know
- the life and everything â¦Â And I can almost back it up with thingsâ¦
Yes, sir, I think my son was an agent. I certainly do.â (p. 64.)
Lee Oswald, fromÂ 1957 to1958,Â was stationed at Atsugi Naval Air Base, Japan, a huge underground 50-acre CIA-USAF Air Base, conducting air traffic control for U-2s flying over Chna an the Soviet Union, at a time when Operation Artichoke physicians and technicians conducted âenhanced interrogationsâ <torture> at the base.
Â Khigh Dhiegh
Â North KoreanÂ a psychotronic hypnotistÂ in The Manchurian Candidate
MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS OF MEANING
Albarelli told of Oswaldâs appearances at East Louisiana State Hospital ... Â
He also went through episodes involving psychiatrists Dr. Robert G. Heath, Dr. Frank Silva and Dr. Alfred T. Butterworth and their contributions to psychotronics. Albarelli told about the further mysterious workings of Archcha Smith, David Ferrie, Ferrieâs Civilian Air Patrol (CAP), detective Jack S. Martin, CIA operative June Cobb, and a mysterious Rose Cherami who also had been a patient at the East Louisiana State Hospital in 1961.
âThe Oswald sighting at the East Louisiana State Hospital seems cut and dry, but as with most events concerning Oswald,â said Albarelli, âthe facts surrounding dwell in another realm of ambiguity and interconnectedness, an alternate universe clouded by high strangeness where everything has multidimensions of meaning and truth.â
Rose Cheramie foretold the assassinatio of JFK to doctors
at East Louisana State Hospital
Albarelli had an interesting chapter on Rose Cherami (Melba Christine Marcades), mystery woman, hooker, and drug addict, who was committed to the East Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi following an auto accident on Highway 190. The state hospital was infamous in the annuals of the Kennedy assassination. Â Rose Cherami seemed to have been housed in several CIA-infiltrated facilities over the years.
Louisiana detective Lt. Francis Paul Fruge investigated Cheramie the day before the Kennedy assassination. Â While in the hospital, Cherami told Dr. Don Bowers that Kennedy was going to be murdered in Dallas.
Cheramie had once worked for Jack Ruby in Dallas as a stripper and âdrug courier.â Â She said he had seen Oswald with Ruby. She also contended that Ruby was involved in the planned assassination. Â Rose Cheramie died from another auto accident on September 4, 1965.
Dallas police were not interested in Cheramieâs testimony (p. 97), but Rose had quite a bit to say about drug trafficking in Texas.
Albarelli continued into her career that connected âto yet another unsolved murder â that of Houston police detective Martin A. Billnitzer â and therefor to the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, George Hunter White, and the CIAâ¦â
The Texas drug-trafficking scenario involved corruption throughout the state, CIA âExecutive ActionâÂ <5412 Committee) contractor Jean Pierre Lafittie, CIA officials in âhypnotism training,â MK/Ultra, the findings of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, and the criminal involvement of Sergio Arcacha Smith and Emilio Santana.
âBillnitzer apparently committed suicide (shot himself twice) in his office the morning after being interviewed (by police investigators)â¦â (p. 115.) ââ¦drugs put back on the street through the back door of the Houston Police Department but Billnitzer expanded his chief objective was to get these drugs off the streets permanentlyâ¦â (p. 103.)
David Ramirez Morales
A KALEIDIOSCOPE OF FACES ...
The book was filled with bits, pieces and history of Intelligence operations and spies galore: A kaleidoscope of faces and bodies merged into each other as mingled smoke from the lanterns of crime:
Drug dealers, corrupt law enforcement, CIA contract assassins, mafia mercenaries, and âshadow government agentsâ like:
Â· CIA operative David Sanchez Morales.
Â· CIA operative Charles William Thomas.
Â· Dr. Sidney Gottlieb (Mk-Ultra)Â
Â· Operative Vida June Cobb.
Â· Project Bluebird (Early MK program).
CIA Operative David Atlee Phillips (Lee Oswald's CIA handler)
Â· JM/Wave CIA station in Miami, Florida
Â· ZR/Alert and ZR/Awake
Â (5412 Committee Assasination Teams)
Â· Operative Nicholas Deak
Â Others ...
St. Louis, MO
June 25th, 2017
Article was originally published in The UFO Digest from May and June, 2014 issues.
Part II of this article can be seen atÂ http://ufodigest.com/article/psychotronics-0518.
|War Is Right Around The Corner: Russia Mobilizes Three Motorized Rifle Division âStrike Forcesâ In Preparation For Rapid Offensive Assault On Ukraine|
|Deep State Determined to Take Out Trump, Only the American People Can Stop It|
Everything in Washington, D.C. now points to a rapidly evolving soft coup.
The American Republic is in grave danger
Trumpâs days are numbered by Deep State, but then so are Deep Stateâs
Trump vs. Deep State
Letâs get busy!
|Whatâs really behind all the fabricated anti-Russia hysteria?|
|MSNBC Encourages Manafort To Accuse Trump: âHe Shouldâ âSave His Own Skinâ||RELATED – COUP: Obamaâs And Muellerâs Shadow Government Thugs Raid Manafortâs Home They do this kind of thing in cable news and talk radio all the time, hoping the person they’re talking about is listening, and will take their advice. Sometimes it works.|
|What is Odyssey and Why Does it Have a Shadow?||Word Mark EVERQUEST II THE SHADOW OF ODYSSEY|
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Some one sent me an instant message today telling me the Trademark Watchers caught the new expansion name for Everquest II. He then went on to send me the name "The Shadow Odyssey". In the few seconds I had to take that in, I decided I liked that name, it was different and evoked a bit of mystery. Then he sent me a new message saying "Wait." The Shadow of Odyssey. I felt deflated. My mind started racing down new roads with the name "The Shadow Odyssey", and then hit a brick wall with "The Shadow of Odyssey". What a difference a 2 letter word makes.
So now I want to know "What is Odyssey?" and "Why does it have a Shadow?" and "Why can't they get rid of the word "of"?
To me, a shadow is not a full representation of the original. So saying a shadow of odyssey is like saying it is not a full odyssey. Considering this is an expansion and not an adventure pack or a content update, the name just does not make sense to me. If Odyssey was something from the EQ past like, Kunark or Faydwer etc, it could be a viable name but for the life of me I can not remember a zone or expansion in EQ named Oydssey.
Of course, in speculating that the "of" is an error and the real title is The Shadow Odyssey, that opens up some room for exploring some thoughts. Odyssey being a long series of journeys about The Shadow government? Species? Movement? Realm? God? Weapon?
To be honest I have not kept up on the lore much, but this calls for investigation. So I am going to start looking into the lore that is popping up. And I hope you do to!
|'SURVIVING THE POPULATION QUAKE' - November 15, 2016||Both the left and right are experiencing a cluster bomb of cognitive dissonance and hallucinating about the future. We have managed to basically shoot ourselves in the foot before Donald Trump has been sworn in and given the key to the presidential toilet where the Constitution is used as toilet paper. Each candidate is a place holder and puppet of the cryptocracy, a shadow government that calls the shots for a globalist view. On tonightâs show, Clyde Lewis talks about SURVIVING THE POPULATION QUAKE.|
|'HELL ON THE SEVENTH FLOOR W/MILES JOHNSTON' - October 17, 2016||The new types of reporters or whistleblowers are being kicked around and killed because the word of mouth epidemic has been hijacked by a shadow government that has key people shaping public opinion, and destroying those who attempt to reveal that which is unknown or new. How can one objectively report anything today without being threatened or lynched by shadow operatives that are out there to silence the storm crows? On tonightâs show, Clyde Lewis talks with whistleblower, Miles Johnston about HELL ON THE SEVENTH FLOOR.|
|Comment on Education44: Obamaâs Shadow Government Posing as Department of Education by Christel Swasey||Rebecca, if those wrap-around services are not traded from the federal government (funding in exchange for student data) and if those wrap-around services are not traded for any federal dictates or federally-defined values, great. If they are, however (which the trend for wrap-around services tends to be) then it's not a blessing to any child in the long run. Thanks for commenting.|
|Comment on Education44: Obamaâs Shadow Government Posing as Department of Education by Rebecca deCoca||I agree with you that business for-profit interests are trying to take over education policy and get rid of local control, and that Obama's education policy was really terrible. However, community wrap-around service schools have been shown to be the only thing that helps disadvantaged school districts and communities. You may feel that your community is not at such a disadvantage that such a program is necessary, but it is very useful to some communities and is locally based and controlled.|
|Comment on Rep. Massie: âDepartment of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.â by Education44: Obamaâs Shadow Government Posing as Department of Education | COMMON CORE||[…] wish more legislators would put on their big-boy pants and take back the reins of control, as Rep. Massie, Rep. Chaffetz, Rep. Jones, Rep. Biggs, Rep. Amash, Rep. Hice, Rep. Labrador, and Rep. G… are aiming to do with H.R. […]|
|Comment on Marc Tucker at it again: âThe United States will have to largely abandon the beloved emblem of American education: local control.â by Education44: Obamaâs Shadow Government Posing as Department of Education | COMMON CORE||[…] If you think I am just opining that there’s an actual, evil agenda to really remove local control from Americans, please think again; Â the ed tech conference of the year, to be held here in Utah in a few weeks, is founded on the GSV’s core principals –which do include GSV’s stated goal of “Eliminating Elected School Boards”.) Â And Marc Tucker (of the Obama-approved Center for American Progress) has been spouting for years about the goal of removing what he calls the beloved American emblem: local control. […]|
|Comment on GSV ASU Summit in Salt Lake City in May: Is This Really About Abolishing Elected School Boards and Pushing Common Core? by Education44: Obamaâs Shadow Government Posing as Department of Education | COMMON CORE||[…] meetings between Microsoft and Pearson, Â Bill Gates and the Department of Education, nor of the Global Silicon Valley and Obama’s darling Quazzo… Â These meetings, though, function as shadow governments to […]|
|Comment on Top Ten Scariest People in Education Reform: # 5 â Bill Gates by Education44: Obamaâs Shadow Government Posing as Department of Education | COMMON CORE||[…] Â That’s the job of a family, not of a federal bureaucrat –and not of business owners (Bill Gates) in greedy partnership with […]|
|How Far Down the Hole Can You Go?|
The more you "take the red pill" and see how far the rabbit hole goes, the higher up you climb the allegorical pyramid of "illuminated" knowledge that enables you to literally and metaphysically SEE the satanic paradigm that rules this world. The esoteric, the gnostic, the occult...secret societies, cabals, cartels and syndicates...shadow governments...all mere facets of the one conspiracy that rules them all:
The conspiracy of eternal revolution against God the Father and His Son.
Trying to really see the big picture can be mind-numbingly paralyzing when it overwhelms your formerly unquestioned conceptions of reality. Only by learning to question everything, will you be able to train yourself to discern anything that truly matters.
There are so many aspects, side trips and penumbras that easily waylay and take the would-be truth seeker off the path and lost forever in the mind-swamp of beautiful lies covering up the ugly truths of life on this plane of existence. I've gotten lost more times than I can count. But in the end, I like to think I eventually found my way...because as He told us all, His is the only way.
And finding your way to Him is the only answer that will ever work.
For you see, the problems of this life really are quite simple to comprehend, once you accept the existence of Prime Evil as a very real force and not just the concoction of fairytale myths to scare us all for mere amusements in our mass media's regularly scheduled programming of Infotainment and Celebridolatry.
A man far wiser than I once said the you will know them by their fruits. But in this world shaped and controlled by the cultivators of the poisonous fruits of deceit, lies and delusional illusions, discerning which of the fruits are poisonous, and which are wholesome and nourishing are very difficult indeed. Many are those who gather up grapes of thorns and figs of thistle, and think they gather an abundance of wholesome and delicious nourishment. This is because we have all been taught that up is down, black is white, good is bad and evil is cool.
Most of the poisonous fruits that will destroy us, are hidden in plain site and we are too blinded to see, because we've been imbibing of these fruits of deceit and deception for our entire lives. In most cases, it wasn't even a choice we were offered, we were force fed this shit from birth and simply don't know otherwise.
The light bringer, the fallen angel cast out of heaven, the serpent cursed to crawl on his belly in the dust, the androgynous malevolent entity that offers the kingdom, power and glory of the world to those it would tempt...the lord of lies will offer it all, if you are willing to pay the price and sell your soul.
Which brings us to the very bottom of the rabbit hole, and this sucker is deep indeed.
For what does it mean to sell your soul? Does it involve scrawling occult symbols on a dirty floor, lighting up some candles and incense, and chanting gibberish incantations in a foreign tongue to summon an entity in which to bargain with? Do you cut yourself with a blade to seal your pact in blood? Or do you simply need to shake the devil's hand to seal the deal without all the elaborate trappings prescribed by those who publicly proclaim their allegiance?
Only those who have really done so, know the precise details of how such transactions are really made.One need not plumb the depths of occult practitioners writings or read the Satanic Bible or other tomes of demonology and devil worship...nor read the history of pagan worship in antiquity to understand what precisely goes on when humans sell their souls for worldly gain. You don't need to, because I already have, and I'm here to try and tell you in layman's terms what this is all about.
Christ showed us the only way to salvation and heavenly glory. The followers of the Anti-Christ have their own plans, and it involves indulging, debasing, corrupting and degrading anything and everything that Christ told us was our only path to salvation.
Ye shall know them by their fruits, and those fruits are foul indeed. All manner of sexual perversion, murder, and other extremely vile acts of evil like beastiality, cannibalism and necrophilia are the thorny fruits of those who have sold their souls. The price for worldly gain that the devil requires, is your participation in the debasement, corruption and destruction of all that represents purity and innocence.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. - John 8:44
As regular readers know, I've spent a few years now researching various topics that are tangentially related to what normie blue pill sheeple plugged into the matrix and trapped in the cave immediately dismiss when they encounter the magic trigger words inculcated by our regularly scheduled programming: CONSPIRACY THEORY.
It's no theory. It's THE ETERNAL REVOLUTION of the father of lies against our Father in Heaven and the ultimate Truth.
And the key to understanding the primary act in carrying out this eternal revolution, is the foul act they consider to be their most sacred sacrament and rite in worship of their father of lies...that is the demonic act of pedophiliac sodomy. In the eternal revolution, sodomy is the tie that binds the conspirators together.
That is ultimately the price you are required to pay if you seek the Kingdom Power and Glory of this world.
When you are first inducted into
âAgain you have heard that it was said to those of old, âYou shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.â But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is Godâs throne; nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black. But let your âYesâ be âYes,â and your âNoâ be âNo.â For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. - Matthew 5:33
At first, you're gradually seduced by relatively normal hetero-sex based temptations that will lead you to become compromised. The more you are compromised, the higher up the ranks you rise...for you cannot rise unless those on the higher levels have something over you to exert and control you with.
So they got pics and vids of you banging a hooker or participating in an orgy, and as you get initiated into the higher echelons of their power structure, you are made to realize that breaking your oath will result in your wife and your kids and all your friends getting the hard evidence of your infidelities you were seduced into committing. Now you are exactly where they want you, and you are now worthy to ascend to the higher levels of "knowledge and illumination."
Before you know it, you are witnessing pedophiliac sodomy, torture, murder and other vile acts of pure evil, and you are bound by your oaths as well as a very real fear of retribution on not just you, but anyone you hold close and love. So you keep your mouth shut, and that makes you an accomplice. At that point, your soul is now sold. It's only a small step further and a matter of time before you partake of the acts yourself.
Welcome to hell.
Those who have done the deal learn to revel in lust and gluttony as they wallow in their evil. They eventually come to take great delight in their depredations. They have given themselves over to their reprobate minds and devolved into literal beasts with their indulgence in the most vile of sins. What you also must realize, is that in the end, this is really what it is ALL about. THEY hide it in mystical sounding gobbledygook. They call it "gnosis" and "illumination" and "knowledge" and "enlightenment." Mysticism, occultism, gnosticism, paganism....it's all a bunch of fancy words used with flourish to use the allure of enigma to suck the susceptible in to their workings of their eternal revolution of ultimate damnation.
They talk about "illumination" by "opening the third eye" aka stimulating the Pineal gland in the brain through "Kundalini serpent sex magik" or unlocking "cosmic life force" coiled in the Muladhara gland located at the sacral bone at the base of the spine. From the tailbone to the brain, this is the so-called the "Tree of Life" where the serpentine life force resides. By unlocking the life force coiled in the Muladhara gland, the third eye can thus be opened, causing 'illumination.'
Let not such fancy words and allusions of mystical magik fool you. This vile sickness is really quite simple when you state plainly what they are really doing.
They are all about the act of raping little children, even (ESPECIALLY) infants and toddlers, in the ass.
Hocus pocus...Abracadabra! Strip away the veneer of sorcery, incantations, wards, symbols, and all other dressings of mysticism and the like, and let us comprehend what these sickos are doing: they fuck children in the ass as their form of "worship."
Of course that is not all they do, but it is the primary act that they consider the "key to Illumination" and it creates "the tie that binds." That Muladhara gland at the base of the tailbone, and when it is traumatized by the physical act of violent sodomy, generates a nervous system shock that travels up the 33 vertebrae of the spine and into the pineal gland in the brain. The trauma induced by the physical violation reportedly causes the victim to experience brilliant flashes of bright light in their brain as they are being ritually sodomized. This is the "sex magik" they refer to. This is the "illumination" they seek to both experience and to pass on to victimized children. For those victims who are not tortured and sacrificed to death, of those who survive, they go on to create the next generation of sodomite satanist pedophiles.That is the only way these reprobates can reproduce.
This brutal torture on little children also causes "disassociation." The victims go "somewhere over the rainbow" or "through the looking glass" or some other mental place where they are unaware of the trauma they are undergoing. It is a simple survival mechanism for their minds to survive and hold on to some shred of sanity from the torturous violation of their body they are forced to endure. In the disassociated state, they are then susceptible to literal programming by these satanic sodomites from hell. In that state of disassociation, that is where multiple personalities are "created" for their various sick purposes.
One can read up on MK Ultra mind control programming, and delve into the symbology at places like The Vigilant Citizen. You can learn to decode all of the symbols and phrases and other assorted gobbledygook they employ to reference their most unholy of sacraments considered the ultimate rite of their worship. Most sources you find, will typically allude to "torture" and "trauma induced" mind control. Yes, these sick deviants certainly indulge in all manners of evil lusts, extreme torture, bloodletting, scatological corruptions and other twisted concoctions of bodily fluids for ritualistic consumption.
But never forget the primary act used to create mind controlled slaves is the ritual sodomy that traumatizes the brain through the spinal column from the violation of the anus to creates the conditions to program fractured, multiple personalities in the victims. Sodomy is the tie that binds the inter-generational conspiracy since antiquity.
This of course, is the sick, twisted stuff of nightmares that finally got some serious exposure with the revelations from WikiLeaks that we now know of as "Pizza Gate." Most people in teh Real World that I know, have only heard of WikiLeaks from controlled narrative outlets (both left and right), and at worst, they only are aware of financial dealings, shady money laundering schemes of the Clinton Foundation etc.
During a brief moment in time just prior to the election of Trump as the next President, a large number of folks jumped on the bandwagon of amateur internet sleuthing and research, and a crowd-sourced big picture quickly emerged, exposing the elite international ring of pedophiliac sodomite pornographers and child traffickers embedded in the highest echelons of power in the government and media. The eternal revolution was exposed on numerous social media platforms.
As soon as it began to gain traction and awareness began percolating through social media and the alt-right on teh Interwebz, the "powers that be" - those bound by their oaths of collusion and most likely themselves participate in this eternal revolution of damnation - closed ranks and censored, expunged and attempted to bury the revelations of their methods on teh Interwebz. Twitter, Facebook, 4Chan, Reddit and Wikipedia in conjunction with a number of old media entities like the NYT, colluded to promulgate the meme that "PizzaGate" was nothing more than "Conspiracy Theory" promoted by "fake media."
Fortunately, the veterans of other cyber campaigns like GamerGate that have experienced such censorship movements in the past were ready this time. Everything got backed up, archived and is now found at the new, un-converged hub for exposing the vile sodomite satanists and their unholy appetites for the most deviant of vices in worship of their lord of lies. Most of the work done has been saved and can be seen over at Voat's sub thread: #Pizzagate: Investigating corruption, child trafficking and abuse uncovered in the wikileaks podesta emails.
Even more importantly, to those who have taken to the real time and effort to research and understand this all, we now have a solid means of identifying the corporations and organizations who are no doubt involved in this all as well..."Ye shall know them by their fruits."
Vox offered a great example of this collusion by Big Social Media by comparing the Infogalactic entry and the Wikipedia entry regarding Pizzagate:
The commisars of the controlled narrative have spoken! Nothing to see here sheeple, move along....go back to sleep!
But to those who seek the Truth, you shouldn't be surprised at the latest findings of the crowd sourced investigation at Voat have uncovered...behold: Jimmy Wales CEO of Wikipedia is Covering Up Pizzagate. Jimmy Was a Porn King!
Did you know that Jimmy Wales was a porn king who sold online pornography before launching Wikipedia? Wikipedia Knowingly Distributed Child Pornography before in the past and dealt with the FBI.
The first reply to that voat thread about Wikipedia CEO reveals just how converged Wikipedia has become with sodomite pedophiles and their enablers.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. With the "mainstream" mass media has been running stories of "fake news" to try and cover the revelations of the sodomites and their conspiracy of sickness and depravity, we now have a clear picture of exactly who they are and what organizations they are in control of by watching their blatant dishonesty employed to cover up the practicing of their abominable evil.
For those of us who have looked into this, and know precisely what we are seeing, it can be quite difficult to try and enlighten others as to just what the hell is really going on here. The information found at voat is a great resource and continues to grow as the crowd sourced investigations continues. But how to wake up the normies who may be open to accepting the ugly truths? We who are woke, cannot let this story die.
A good place to start would be the following infographic produced by one of the voat Pizzagate researchers, which you can download here, after the jump:
Infographic: PizzaGate - Just the Facts
|Up Against the Wall|
As a raving conspiritard that doesn't believe American Presidential politics is on the up and up from every and all angles, I stand all amused at the current cycle of Presidential campaigning. I already gave up voting long ago, so I am not invested in the victory or defeat of any of these candidates or political parties...in my opinion, it's all bullshit.
I don't believe any media productions that involve candidates, teleprompters, moderated debates or anything else made for tell-a-vision or radio. The Jackasses and Pachyderms and their featured demagogues of the current cycle of Democracy are all role actors playing their parts from the script THEY have written for their ages-old efforts of gaining total control of the world.
That being said, Trump has certainly brought the lulz to this electioneering cycle, and he's pissing off all the right people - SJWs and Cuckservatives alike. That alone might make it almost worth the time and effort to re-register and line up to vote for him come November.... almost.
American Inc.'s Theater of Democracy Charades hasn't been this entertaining since Ross Perot predicting the giant sucking sound that has already come to pass, or the hanging chads debacle that stole the Presidency from the inventor of teh Interwebz and delivered it to President MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
Notwithstanding the sheer entertainment value, I am still cynical about the veracity of the Trump campaign. His message undoubtedly resonates with we the sheeple after decades of mass migration, the emergence of a burgeoning Police State, and regularly programmed Arab-phobia. He's saying all the right things for those of us who have been raging against the machine for years. If Trump is not a part of the elite - THEY - than no one is.
I mean, come on...it's one of the oldest tricks in the book. As Vladimir Lenin put it: "The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves." A billionaire Real Estate Developer and Reality Tell-A-Vision star is most assuredly well connected with the financial structure and all of the Bankster's 2Big2Fail that have shaped our current dystopian reality.
He's running as an outsider, but everything about this man's history clearly points to him being an insider.
He's Manchurian Candidate 2.0.
That is what this conspiritard suspects anyhow.
But while I got my tin foil hat firmly planted atop my head, I've been trying to think about what the NWO shadow Government is really trying to accomplish with a Trump presidency...
...and the only thing I can come up with is THE WALL.
The Wall is NOT the answer to stopping the Migrant invasion of the Southern border. What it is, is the manifestation of the synthesis THEY manufactured with the Heglian Dialectic....aka create a problem and offer the solution to achieve an intended consequence that on the surface merely appears unintended.
Consider why most migrants come to America...they are drawn to the American DreamTM of society wide material wealth and prosperity. They come for jobs and they come for the welfare. They come to gain citizenship through anchor babies, and they come to earn money to send back to their families still living in their impoverished homelands.
Crack down on all the companies hiring illegals, end all welfare for both natives and migrants alike (the only reason we even have "Jobs that Americans won't do"), and they will deport themselves. A wall is not necessary. No jobs for migrants, no welfare system, no free public schooling, no anchor babies and immediate deportation for any and all illegal migrants identified during mundane civic interactions like traffic stops, any sort of registrations and drivers licensing processes and all civil and traffic court appearances, would all be sufficient actions to dramatically change our nearly unbearable status quo that's behind Trump's meteoric rise to popularity.
I recently made my own appearance in traffic court to contest a ticket, and I watched in jaded bemusement as the Judge began each case that went before mine with a declaration that the defendant need not reveal his or her status as a citizen of the country during the proceedings.
This is officially sanctioned lunacy. The migrant invasion of all Western countries is officially enabled by US Governmental policy at nearly every level of the leviathan's bureaucracy.
Hell, barring nothing else, we could simply close down half America Inc.'s
I believe this Wall that Trump is promising us, is to put the final piece in place for completing the transformation of what was once the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, into an Orwellian police state with no escape. With troops patrolling the borders, the elite will always have to be worried of dissension and rebellion from factions of soldiers who realize they are being used to abrogate the Constitution and subjugate the nation. A Wall on the Southern border would require far less manpower to garrison and keep the sheeple contained.
It would be the final fortification for the sheeple of our managed feedlot.
Afterall, the Berlin Wall was not about keeping the West Germans from crossing into the East...it was built to keep the East Germans IN to have no escape from the Communist regime's totalitarian rule.
This is what I fear Trump's Wall will become should he win and exercise his mandate.
If there's one thing most of the denizens of the fever swamps of the lunatic fringe on teh Interwebz all agree on, it's that an economic collapse is most likely coming in our lifetimes.
Trumps Wall that he says Mexico is going to pay for once he becomes President, will allow the shadow Government behind American Inc.'s Theater of Democracy Charade to emerge out into the open and transform the entire North American continent into one big FEMA camp of total population control.
Of all the possible answers to the mass migration problem, the Wall is the worst possible one for we the sheeple....which is probably why it is already a done deal.
I hope I'm wrong.
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|Who Is On the RUC?||For the last year, I have been working to reconstruct the membership of the RUC, which is probably the most important policy entity in healthcare you've never heard of. The short of it is that RUC is a private organization with a critical public function: it advises the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on how to set the relative prices for physician reimbursement within Medicare.|
For example, it's the RUC's job to decide that, say, one treatment of a heart attack is equivalent in value to two treatments of pneumonia. It has come under extensive criticism -- see here, here, and here -- for basically being an unaccountable shadow government that acts in the interest of the American Medical Association and specialist doctors, rather than the medical community as a whole, patients, or the taxpayer. To be clear, I am repeating, not endorsing, that phrasing of the critique of RUC.
Initially, it was my intention, working with Judd Cramer, a friend and grad student at Princeton interested in labor economics, to try to link changes in the composition of the RUC to changes in Medicare's relative prices, known in health-policy circles as RVUs. But we never finished the project, mostly because I was overwhelmed with work this year -- I took a more-than-full load of classes and also wrote this research paper as independent work on the side.
Then the plan was to publish the list in an article with extensive commentary and discussion. In particular, I was very interested in potential conflicts of interest among RUC members, as prior work by Roy Poses has shown this to be a real problem. Yet, to do that, I really needed a complete and fully accurate membership list. That, as I have learned over the last few months, is basically impossible. RUC has been overseen by the AMA since 1991. It now has 32 seats, though it has expanded over the years. This means there are 736 person-years to account for. I could get all but 23 of them.
Over the last year, however, various health-policy researchers have found out that I have been working on this project -- and so I have an increasingly long list of people whom I've been telling to wait.
Yet I've decided that it's in the public interest for me just to publish the list already. (It's the document at the top of this post.) I do so with two honest caveats. First, it's incomplete. I'm missing a handful of years for certain seats, as my efforts to track down some person-years failed. Second, there are probably some inaccuracies. I do not think it is ridden with errors, but I would frankly be surprised if I got everything right. That's just the nature of trying to research a body that has made an extraordinary effort to remain cloaked in secrecy. (The type of error that I think is most likely is that I got some of the years wrong. I think all the names are correct; I am pretty sure anyone I claim was on RUC was in fact on RUC, for approximately the period I say they were. My guess is that I will be off by a year, say, for 10 percent of the people.)
Here is how I put this list together: dozens of hours of archival research. First, I managed to track down old AMA Board of Trustees reports. Those sometimes contained RUC appointments. Second, the medical-specialty newspapers and journals often mention who is currently serving on the RUC on the specialty's behalf. Third, the rÃ©sumÃ©s and websites of ex-RUC doctors often list their full years of service; sometimes you can also find these in articles for the medical-specialty publications when they retire. Fourth, the AMA recently began publishing the current membership as part of an (admirable, but highly incomplete) effort towards transparency. Fifth, I relied on other efforts that Roy Poses and Brian Klepper, among others, have made, to identify RUC members.
I will also try to release some of the related research that I have done on RUC in the coming days. It was past time for me, however, to share this document. Thank you to the many who helped or cheered along this project.
|Swine Flu: In the corner of your eyes, ninjai lie in the shadows of the shadow government||
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|The stealth president marches on||President Trump's strokes with his pen are masterful. His Donald Duck act masks the fact that Donald Trump is getting more accomplished as president than anyone since Ronald Reagan.|
My greatest fear is CNN, the New York Times, and the rest of the Marxist sideshows disguised as news organizations will realize this. And uh-oh, Atlantic monthly may be catching on.
Every morning, millions of his haters read his tweets to see what Donald Duck-like fit he is throwing that day.
How unpresidential, they tut-tut.
The media yammers on, wondering aloud if impolite tweets are grounds for impeachment.
If the media realized that Trump's would then stop the wall-to-wall coverage of nonsense, and begin to take this president very serious, his staff might not have a clear field to fundamentally transform America back to being America. There might be discussion about these things. Instead, the news is all about some tweets.
Trump is crazy like a fox.
I have hit this subject several times. He's appointing judges, overturning regulations, deporting illegal aliens, chasing the Islamic State out of Iraq, getting our socialist NATO frenemies to spend more money on defending themselves, getting a NAFTA renegotiation, and doing sundry other things a president can do without congressional approval.
All the media yaks about (mainly) is Russia, Russia, Russia.
Democrats have no leverage to stop him because all that harping about Russia takes time away on cable from real issues.
It is hard to argue a real issue when all the media wants to talk about is Fake News.
David A. Graham of Atlantic noticed the accomplishments, but he misattributed it:
Imagine, if you will, that there is a shadow government.
The actual government, the administration of Donald Trump, is coming off the worst week of his presidency, although there havenât been any smooth weeks.
Things are going considerably better for the shadow government. With the Trump administrationâs chaos sucking up all the attention, itâs been able to move forward on a range of its priorities, which tend to be more focused on regulatory matters anyway. It is remaking the justice system, rewriting environmental rules, overhauling public-lands administration, and greenlighting major infrastructure projects. It is appointing figures who will guarantee the triumph of its ideological vision for decades to come.
The trick here is that the administration and this shadow government are one and the same. Even as the public government sputters, other elements of the Trump administration are quietly remaking the nationâs regulatory landscape, especially on the environment and criminal justice.There is no shadow government.
President Trump is distracting the media from his Cabinet. They are not hunting down Rex Tillerson or Rick Perry, which allows them to work unimpeded by press scrutiny and the controversy that goes with it.
Trumpâs complaints that the press is ignoring his victories in favor of covering controversies ring hollow. You canât very well go around setting things on fire and then asking why the press keeps covering the fires. But warnings that the Trump administration is doing X to distract from Y seem misguided for a couple of reasons â one being that they ascribe a greater organization that the White House evinces in any other sphere, and another being that the supposedly distracting stories are often just as catastrophic. But the large-scale disasters do keep attention focused away from what smaller agencies are doing, as Ben Carson acknowledged recently.
âLet me put it this way,â the secretary of housing and urban development told the Washington Examiner. âI'm glad that Trump is drawing all the fire so I can get stuff done.âSo far from holding the government accountable with all their shenanigans, the media is giving his administrators cover while the media chases after Trump.
And Trump loves the spotlight.
Now to get Graham to shut the hell up about it.
Fortunately, Graham does not realize this is Trump's plan.
There is some irony to Trumpâs greatest victories coming through the executive branch, and it in turn reveals just how far the presidentâs efforts have fallen short of his ambitions so far. The White House bragged in July that it had withdrawn regulations and delayed another 391. But numbers like that are only mildly illuminating in aggregate, and when chief strategist Steve Bannon vowed to bring the âdestruction of the administrative state,â this kind of bean-counting and bureaucratic tinkering around the edges can hardly be what he had in mind.Trump was stealth in winning the nomination in 2015 -- long before the first primary was held.
He was stealth in winning the election last year.
Of course he governs by stealth.
He is observing the weakness of the enemy and exploiting it, while deflecting the enemy's strengths.
It is Sun Tzu.
It is as beautiful as the sun gleaming off Trump Tower in the morning.
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Cold Fish - Sion SonoI've been a fan of Sono since his film Suicide Circle, consider his following film Strange Circus to be a masterpiece, and his most recent 4hr epic Love Exposure was a fan hit worldwide. Now we have his latest flick, Cold Fish, based on the true story of a psychotic tropical fish shop owner. This one has already picked up numerous awards and sounds like it will be another remarkable entry in the director's catalog.
Big Tits Zombie 3DRetro grindhouse comes to Japan! This has got to be my favorite exploitation movie title of the year ... big tits, zombies, 3D! What's not to love? Great trailer too. Film stars Sola Aoi, Risa Kasumi and a bevy of other assumedly well-endowed J-Idols.
Mutant Girls Squad"The story is sort of a spoof of X-Men. [Yumi] Sugimoto plays Rin, a bullied teenager who discovers her arm has mutated into a razor-sharp weapon on her 16th birthday. A shadow government organization immediately begins hunting her down, slaughtering her parents in the process, but Rin is saved in the nick of time by a super-powered being called 'Hiruko'. Soon, mutants from all over Japan are gathered together and begin militant training to overthrow the government. Meanwhile, Rin is fitted with a special iron mask and begins her life as a 'battle girl', utilizing both her mutant powers and acrobatic abilities to fight against mutant-hunting special forces.". O......K
Gothic & Lolita PsychoThe film stars actress and gravure idol Rina Akiyama as Yuki, a girl who lives at home in peace until one day a unit of assassins breaks in and slaughters her mother. In order to reveal the truth behind the seemingly senseless murder, Yuki transforms herself into a demon of vengeance by donning gothic lolita clothing, wielding a parasol as a deadly weapon, and executing the guilty in the name of God. With special effects by Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police and most of the other recent films in the new wave of Japanese Gore confection).
And Soon the DarknessA remake of the 1970 British cult thriller. Two American girls set out on a bike-riding trip in a remote part of Argentina. When one goes mysteriously missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realised. I've got no legitimate reason for looking forward to this aside from the fact that it stars two upcoming starlets we saw this year, Odette Yustman (The Unborn) and Amber Heard (The Informers). To be honest, the best I'm hoping for is a worthy addition to the 'hot bikini chicks in peril' sub-genre ... but you never know!
A Night in Nude 2Teruo Ishii's sequel to his acclaimed pinku.
Raped by Satan - 18 Feb 2010
Wow, here's a new horror flick from Indonesia that sounds a lot nastier than the trailer would indicate. Actually looks to be a fun horror movie, but what a title!!
Kain Kafan Perawan (Shroud of the Virgin)
Released 25 Feb 2010. Rasty and her friends are making a home made video clip in a railway station. While shooting the video, something happens and they found demons appearing in the video.
J-idol Rin Sakuragi plays a pornstar in this new horror from Indonesia. Can't tell you too much more about it yet.
Hantu Puncak Datang Bulan (The Menstruating Puncak Ghost)
Another indonesian sex horror, starring actress Andi Soraya and dangdut singing group Trio Macan. Seems to have caused a bit of a furore in muslim circles in Indonesia, and was banned.
âThe movie contains porn, which can trigger lust and, based on our research, it also contains violence,â Amirsyah Tambunan from the MUI told Kompas.com.
Secret Undercover Agent: Wildcats in Strip RoyaleStarring Japanese gravure idols Kadena Reon and Morishita Yuri fighting crime in skintight catsuits, and featuring strippers, schoolgirls and acres of ludicrously hot women. What's not to love?
This is a sequel to Secret Undercover Agent: Honey & Bunny (Himitsu Sennyuu Sousakan).
Check out the awesome trailer.
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A looming nuclear threat to the rest of the world, Iran is robbing its own people of prosperity. But the men at the top are getting extremely rich.
Itâs rumble time in Tehran. At dozens of intersections in the capital of Iran thousands of students are protesting on a recent Friday around midnight, as they do nearly every night, chanting pro-democracy slogans and lighting bonfires on street corners. Residents of the surrounding middle-class neighborhoods converge in their cars, honking their horns in raucous support.
Suddenly thereâs thunder in the air. A gang of 30 motorcyclists, brandishing iron bars and clubs, roars through the stalled traffic. They glare at the drivers, yell threats, thump cars. Burly and bearded, the bikers yank two men from their auto and pummel them. Most protesters scatter. Uniformed policemen watch impassively as the thugs beat the last stragglers.
These bikers are part of the Hezbollah militia, recruited mostly from the countryside. Iranâs ruling mullahs roll them out whenever they need to intimidate their opponents. The Islamic Republic is a strange dictatorship. As it moves to repress growing opposition to clerical rule, the regime relies not on soldiers or uniformed police (many of whom sympathize with the protesters) but on the bullies of Hezbollah and the equally thuggish Revolutionary Guards. The powers that be claim to derive legitimacy from Allah but remain on top with gangsterlike methods of intimidation, violence and murder.
Who controls todayâs Iran? Certainly not Mohammad Khatami, the twice-elected moderate president, or the reformist parliament. Not even the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneiâa stridently anti-American but unremarkable cleric plucked from the religious ranks 14 years ago to fill the shoes of his giant predecessor, Ayatollah Khomeiniâis fully in control. The real power is a handful of clerics and their associates who call the shots behind the curtain and have gotten very rich in the process.
The economy bears more than a little resemblance to the crony capitalism that sprouted from the wreck of the Soviet Union. The 1979 revolution expropriated the assets of foreign investors and the nationâs wealthiest families; oil had long been nationalized, but the mullahs seized virtually everything else of valueâbanks, hotels, car and chemical companies, makers of drugs and consumer goods. What distinguishes Iran is that many of these assets were given to Islamic charitable foundations, controlled by the clerics. According to businessmen and former foundation executives, the charities now serve as slush funds for the mullahs and their supporters.
Iran has other lethal secrets besides its nuclear program, now the subject of prying international eyes. Dozens of interviews with businessmen, merchants, economists and former ministers and other top government officials reveal a picture of a dictatorship run by a shadow government thatâthe U.S. State Department suspectsâfinances terrorist groups abroad through a shadow foreign policy. Its economy is dominated by shadow business empires and its power is protected by a shadow army of enforcers.
Ironically, the man most adept at manipulating this hidden power structure is one of Iranâs best-known charactersâAli Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who has been named an ayatollah, or religious leader. He was the speaker of parliament and Khomeiniâs right-hand man in the 1980s, president of Iran from 1989 to 1997 and is now chairman of the powerful Expediency Council, which resolves disputes between the clerical establishment and parliament. Rafsanjani has more or less run the Islamic Republic for the past 24 years.
He played it smart, aligning himself in the 1960s with factions led by Ayatollah Khomeini, then becoming the go-to guy after the revolution. A hard-liner ideologically, Rafsanjani nonetheless has a pragmatic streak. He convinced Khomeini to end the Iran-Iraq war and broke Iranâs international isolation by establishing trade relations with the Soviet Union, China, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In the 1990s he restarted Iranâs nuclear program.
He is also the father of Iranâs âprivatizationâ program. During his presidency the stock market was revived, some government companies were sold to insiders, foreign trade was liberalized and the oil sector was opened up to private companies. Most of the good properties and contracts, say dissident members of Iranâs Chamber of Commerce, ended up in the hands of mullahs, their associates and, not least, Rafsanjaniâs family, who rose from modest origins as pistachio farmers. âThey were not rich people, so they worked hard and always tried to help their relatives get ahead,â remembers Reza, a historian who declines to use his last name and who studied with one of Rafsanjaniâs brothers at Tehran University in the early 1970s. âWhen they were in university, two brothers earned money on the side tutoring theological students and preparing their exam papers.â
The 1979 revolution transformed the Rafsanjani clan into commercial pashas. One brother headed the countryâs largest copper mine; another took control of the state-owned TV network; a brother-in-law became governor of Kerman province, while a cousin runs an outfit that dominates Iranâs $400 million pistachio export business; a nephew and one of Rafsanjaniâs sons took key positions in the Ministry of Oil; another son heads the Tehran Metro construction project (an estimated $700 million spent so far). Today, operating through various foundations and front companies, the family is also believed to control one of Iranâs biggest oil engineering companies, a plant assembling Daewoo automobiles, and Iranâs best private airline (though the Rafsanjanis insist they do not own these assets).
None of this sits well with the populace, whose per capita income is $1,800 a year. The gossip on the street, going well beyond the observable facts, has the Rafsanjanis stashing billions of dollars in bank accounts in Switzerland and Luxembourg; controlling huge swaths of waterfront in Iranâs free economic zones on the Persian Gulf; and owning whole vacation resorts on the idyllic beaches of Dubai, Goa and Thailand.
But not much of the criticism makes its way into print. One journalist who dared to investigate Rafsanjaniâs secret dealings and his alleged role in extrajudicial killings of dissidents is now languishing in jail. Heâs lucky. Iranian politics can be deadly. Five years ago Tehran was rocked by murders of journalists and anticorruption activists; some were beheaded, others mutilated.
Some of the familyâs wealth is out there for all to see. Rafsanjaniâs youngest son, Yaser, owns a 30-acre horse farm in the superfashionable Lavasan neighborhood of north Tehran, where land goes for over $4 million an acre. Just where did Yaser get his money? A Belgian-educated businessman, he runs a large export-import firm that includes baby food, bottled water and industrial machinery.
Until a few years ago the simplest way to get rich quick was through foreign-currency trades. Easy, if you could get greenbacks at the subsidized import rate of 1,750 rials to the dollar and resell them at the market rate of 8,000 to the dollar. You needed only the right connections for an import license. âI estimate that, over a period of ten years, Iran lost $3 billion to $5 billion annually from this kind of exchange-rate fraud,â says Saeed Laylaz, an economist, now with Iranâs biggest carmaker. âAnd the lionâs share of that went to about 50 families.â
One of the families benefiting from the foreign trade system was the Asgaroladis, an old Jewish clan of bazaar traders, who converted to Islam several generations ago. Asadollah Asgaroladi exports pistachios, cumin, dried fruit, shrimp and caviar, and imports sugar and home appliances; his fortune is estimated by Iranian bankers to be some $400 million. Asgaroladi had a little help from his older brother, Habibollah, who, as minister of commerce in the 1980s, was in charge of distributing lucrative foreign-trade licenses. (He was also a counterparty to commodities trader and then-fugitive Marc Rich, who helped Iran bypass U.S.-backed sanctions.)
The other side of Iranâs economy belongs to the Islamic foundations, which account for 10% to 20% of the nationâs GDPâ$115 billion last year. Known as, the best-known of these outfits were established from seized property and enterprises by order of Ayatollah Khomeini in the first weeks of his regime. Their mission was to redistribute to the impoverished masses the âillegitimateâ wealth accumulated before the revolution by âapostatesâ and âblood-sucking capitalists.â And, for a decade or so, the foundations shelled out money to build low-income housing and health clinics. But since Khomeiniâs death in 1989 they have increasingly forsaken their social welfare functions for straightforward commercial activities.
Until recently they were exempt from taxes, import duties and most government regulation. They had access to subsidized foreign currency and low-interest loans from state-owned banks. And they were not accountable to the Central Bank, the Ministry of Finance or any other government institution. Formally, they are under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Leader; effectively, they operate without any oversight, answerable only to Allah.
According to Shiite Muslim tradition, devout businessmen are expected to donate 20% of profits to their local mosques, which use the money to help the poor. By contrast, many bonyads seem like rackets, extorting money from entrepreneurs. Besides the biggest national outfits, almost every Iranian town has its own bonyad, affiliated with local mullahs. âMany small businessmen complain that as soon as you start to make some money, the leading mullah will come to you and ask for a contribution to his local charity,â says an opposition economist, who declines to give his name. âIf you refuse, you will be accused of not being a good Muslim. Some witnesses will turn up to testify that they heard you insult the Prophet Mohammad, and you will be thrown in jail.â
Other charities resemble multinational conglomerates. The Mostazafan & Jambazan Foundation (Foundation for the Oppressed and War Invalids) is the second-largest commercial enterprise in the country, behind the state-owned National Iranian Oil Co. Until recently it was run by a man named Mohsen Rafiqdoost. The son of a vegetable-and-fruit merchant at the Tehran bazaar, Rafiqdoost got his big break in 1979, when he was chosen to drive Ayatollah Khomeini from the airport after his triumphal return from exile in Paris.
Khomeini made him Minister of the Revolutionary Guards to quash internal dissent and smuggle in weapons for the Iran-Iraq war. In 1989, when Rafsanjani became president, Rafiqdoost gained control of the Mostazafan Foundation, which employs up to 400,000 workers and has assets that in all probability exceed $10 billion.
Theoretically the Mostazafan Foundation is a social welfare organization. By 1996 it began taking government funds to cover welfare disbursements; soon it plans to spin off its social responsibilities altogether, leaving behind a purely commercial conglomerate owned byâwhom? That is not clear. Why does this foundation exist? âI donât knowâask Mr. Rafiqdoost,â says Abbas Maleki, a foreign policy adviser to Ayatollah Rafsanjani.
A picture emerges from one Iranian businessman who used to handle the foreign trade deals for one of the big foundations. Organizations like the Mostazafan serve as giant cash boxes, he says, to pay off supporters of the mullahs, whether theyâre thousands of peasants bused in to attend religious demonstrations in Tehran or Hezbollah thugs who beat up students. And, not least, the foundations serve as cash cows for their managers.
âIt usually works like this,â explains this businessman. âSome foreigner comes in, proposes a deal to the foundation head. The big boss says: ÂFine. I agree. Work out the details with my administrator.â So the foreigner goes to see the administrator, who tells him: ÂYou know that we have two economies hereâofficial and unofficial. You have to be part of the unofficial economy if you want to be successful. So, you have to deposit the following amount into the following bank account abroad and then the deal will go forward.ââ
Today Rafiqdoost heads up the Noor Foundation, which owns apartment blocks and makes an estimated $200 million importing pharmaceuticals, sugar and construction materials. He is quick to downplay his personal wealth. âI am just a normal person, with normal wealth,â he says. Then, striking a Napoleonic pose, he adds: âBut if Islam is threatened, I will become big again.â
Implication: He has access to a secret reservoir of money that can be tapped when the need arises. That may have been what Ayatollah Rafsanjani had in mind when he declared recently that the Islamic Republic needed to keep large funds in reserve. But who is to determine when Islam is in danger?
As minister of the Revolutionary Guards in the 1980s, Rafiqdoost played a key role in sponsoring Hezbollah in Lebanonâwhich kidnapped foreigners, hijacked airplanes, set off car bombs, trafficked in heroin and pioneered the use of suicide bombers. According to Gregory Sullivan, spokesman for the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau at the U.S. State Department, the foundations are the perfect vehicles to carry out Iranâs shadow foreign policy. Whenever suspicion of complicity in a terrorist incident turns to Iran, the Tehran government has denied involvement. State Department officials suspect that such operations may be sponsored by one of the foundations and semiautonomous units of the Revolutionary Guards.
Iranâs foundations are a law unto themselves. The largest âcharityâ (at least in terms of real estate holdings) is the centuries-old Razavi Foundation, charged with caring for Iranâs most revered shrineâthe tomb of Reza, the Eighth Shiite Imam, in the northern city of Mashhad. It is run by one of Iranâs leading hard-line mullahs, Ayatollah Vaez-Tabasi, who prefers to stay out of the public eye but emerges occasionally to urge death to apostates and other opponents of the clerical regime.
The Razavi Foundation owns vast tracts of urban real estate all across Iran, as well as hotels, factories, farms and quarries. Its assets are impossible to value with any precision, since the foundation has never released an inventory of its holdings, but Iranian economists speak of a net asset value of $15 billion or more. The foundation also receives generous contributions from the millions of pilgrims who visit the Mashhad shrine each year.
What happens to annual revenues estimated in the hundreds of millionsâperhaps billionsâof dollars? Not all of it goes to cover the maintenance costs of mosques, cemeteries, religious schools and libraries. Over the past decade the foundation has bought new businesses and properties, established investment banks (together with investors from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) and financed big foreign trade deals.
The driving force behind the commercialization of the Razavi Foundation is Ayatollah Tabasiâs son, Naser, who was put in charge of the Sarakhs Free Trade Zone, on the border with the former Soviet republic of Turkmenistan. In the 1990s the foundation poured hundreds of millions of dollars into this project, funding a rail link between Iran and Turkmenistan, new highways, an international airport, a hotel and office buildings.
Then it all went wrong. In July 2001 Naser Tabasi was dismissed as director of the Free Trade Zone. Two months later he was arrested and charged with fraud in connection with a Dubai-based company called Al-Makasib. The details remain murky, but four months ago the General Court of Tehran acquitted him.
Iranâs most distinguished senior clerics are disgusted by the mullahcrats. Ayatollah Taheri, Friday prayer leader of the city of Isfahan, resigned in protest earlier this year. âWhen I hear that some of the privileged progeny and special people, some of whom even don cloaks and turbans, are competing amongst themselves to amass the most wealth,â he said, âI am drenched with the sweat of shame.â
Meanwhile the clerical elite has mismanaged the nation into senseless poverty. With 9% of the worldâs oil and 15% of its natural gas, Iran should be a very rich country. It has a young, educated population and a long tradition of international commerce. But per capita income today is 7% below what it was before the revolution. Iranian economists estimate capital flight (to Dubai and other safe havens) at up to $3 billion a year.
No wonder so many students turn to the streets in protest. The dictatorship has been robbing them of their future.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; U.S. Department of Labor; Atieh Bahar Consulting; Forbes estimates.
|April Fools Day||Sage emailed me today asking to re-post his April Fools Day Post from last year over here. It's spot on. enjoy! - RWR|
April Fools Day. Today is April first. As I pondered the origins of this normally harmless day of foolishness, I got to thinking about another day that will soon be on the horizon, April 15th!
As the great day-of-pay approaches, I have been asking the people that I know why we have federal income tax? Almost without exception they have answered: "to pay the expenses of government". Of course, nothing could be farther from the truth. Income tax has nothing to do with paying the expenses of the government.
If I were to ask you when the country was created, most of you would give me a date somewhere around the fourth of July in 1776, so let's use that date for our point of reference. When the country began in 1776 there was no income tax. In fact, there was no machinery for collecting any such tax; even after the ratification of the Constitution in 1787-88 there was still no provision for any tax on the people's income. Except for the "temporary" income tax illegally administered during Lincoln's War to destroy the Union, there was no income tax in this country until 1913, when the Supreme Court upheld its validity in Brushaber, 240 US 1, and the passage of the 16th Amendment in "the dark of the night". And even then, it did not affect more than a few people. Until 1942, only 3% of the people paid income tax. Up to then, most people had heard of it, but they didn't pay it, and had never seen the form. The reason for this was that it did not apply to them. For the record, in 1941 the Federal government collected more money from alcohol, and tobacco than it did in income taxes. Remember the "moonshine", and "infernal revenooers" of the old comic "Snuffy Smith"?
The income tax as we know it today did not find its way into the pocketbooks of the people until 1942, and then only because we were in the middle of the war that FDR "arranged" to end the Depression. Even then, the money grabbers could only get away with it by calling it the "Victory Tax" which was to be repealed at the end of the war.
Question for you: Name for me one year between 1776 and 1942 when the nation could not function without income tax?; can't find one?; Neither could I, amazing isn't it? In all of those years, through all of the wars that we fought, and won, including WWII which we won by American might, and willpower more than any "Victory Tax", we were able to accomplish all of this without an income tax.
So, if we didn't have an income tax for all of this time, where did the federal government get the money to pay for itself? Why alcohol, and tobacco taxes, of course! These taxes, along with the tariffs that used to be in place that made foreigners pay for the privilege of selling their products here, were enough to pay for the few powers that the Constitution grants to the Federal government. As a matter of fact, there was so much money pouring into the Treasury that Congress didn't know what to do with it.
So, if we don't need an income tax to pay for the federal government, why do we have one? In 1942, a man named Meyer Jacobstein, of the Brookings Institute, testified to a Senate subcomittee of the "need to mop up the excess purchasing power of the nation" because of its effect on the price situation in the country. In other words, the people are producing too much wealth, which, with the lack of a metal-based currency equates to hyper-inflation, and the destruction of the dollar, so we have to remove this "excess" in order to preserve the economy. When there was "real" money(gold&silver) behind our currency, the government had to deposit the appropriate amount of "metal" in the Treasury to support the paper whenever any of it was printed in the same way you put money into your account before you write a check. This is the reason that you find the words "pay to the bearer on demand one silver dollar" on the old silver certificate money that used to be in circulation. Even the early Federal Reserve notes said that.The bank would pay to the bearer on demand the amount of the bill in "silver" if requested. The only difference between a personal check, and government currency is that the check names the person to be paid, and the currency does not.
So, this being the case, why doesn't the government just print the money that it needs, bigger numbers, on bigger pieces of paper? The answer brings us back to Meyer Jacobstein's testimony to the subcomitee which is "that doing so would bring on hyper-inflation" send the prices of goods to the moon, and destroy the purchasing power of the dollar. That is what happened to the Weimar Republic in post-WWI Germany, and is now happening in the African nation of Zimbabwe. It is also happening right here in the good ole USA, only it has taken so long for it to manifest because of the "shadow government" running the unbacked printing through the un-Federal Reserve System, which is , of course, un-Constitutional. This system, which has been brilliantly conveived to confuse, and conceal its intention, is being implemented by the "New World Order"(Novus Ordo Seclorum) to achieve its envisioned world government.
So, basically what we have here is the redistribution of the wealth of the people which has been ongoing since 1942. This is the "change" that Comrade Obama is talking about. It is also communism on a world level. So too is the subsidizing, and penalizing of various industries by the government which is to be seen most lately in the alleged take over of Ford Motors, which would have old Henry rolling over in his grave. The real issue here is controlling the purchasing power of the dollar. If the people have too much of it, the prices will rise. Simply put, the dollars taken by government cannot be spent by the people, and thereby cannot be used to acquire the things that are for sale. This is what Meyer Jacobstein meant by "mopping up purchasing power".
Thus, the true purpose of the income tax is to inhibit the inflationary effect of out of control government spending. The income tax allows our elitist rulers to "live off the fat of the land" by transferring the power of purchase from the people to the government, which has absolutely nothing to do with paying for the cost of government.
So, now that I got that off my chest and into your reservoirs of knowledge, maybe its time to re-think just which day of April is really "April Fools Day". The Revolution must be televised.
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|Re alex Jones show from reader Netty||Alex Jonesâ documentary, Endgame, is a MUST WATCH to learn how our elected officials, unable to represent our interests in the current shadow government, are complicit in having created indentured servants of all US citizens with our own money! Please pass on to those you care about.|
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1070329053600562261 (may need to cut and paste)
|WHAT WAS OBAMA DOING FOR THREE MONTHS? If you don't read Shadow Government, you should. It's a blog written by a lot of very smart people who held significant positions in the Bush administration. (No, that isn't a contradiction, wiseguy.) Shadow Gov's recent posts focus (naturally) on Afghanistan. One very interesting question comes from Peter Feaver -- Did Obama's speech give us any sense of why it took him three months to come up with any Afghanistan policy that was barely different from the one he announced back in March ? What Obama really announced was a very simple compromise: Hawks get 30,000 more troops, doves get a (very flexible) deadline for withdrawal. Peter notes:|
It did not take [Obama] 3 months of painstaking review to find that compromise. It was available to him all along.The speed of deployment was accelerated a bit, but it's hard to imagine the White House was debating for three months about deployment schedules.
Peter's somewhat cynical answer to his own question is that Obama wanted time to pass healthcare reform before he antagonized his base by escalating the war. I can see that as one factor, but my instincts are telling me something else (which is also somewhat cynical):
Obama was hunting for a reason not to send the troops. Part of that hunt was political. He didn't want to antagonize his base. He didn't want to break the momentum of his reform agenda. But Obama needed a very strong argument to make if he was going to turn around 180 degrees and ignore two years of his own rhetoric about the "necessary war" in Afghanistan.
For moral and intellectual reasons, Obama also wanted a reason not to send more troops. Things are looking grim in Afghanistan. Why go deeper into the quicksand? Why sacrifice anymore lives? Wasn't Iraq enough? Those questions seem to reflect Obama's instincts. They were suppressed when politics made it necessary and convenient to attack Bush as weak on Afghanistan. But that was a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.
Anyhow, there's plenty more worth reading at Shadow Gov, including posts by Dan Twining, Kori Schake, and Will Inboden.
Cross-posted at Conventional Folly
|Comment on Contact Us by Kevin Barry||This entire thing reeks of a coup by the not so shadow government, Deep State. First and foremost, Trump has been investigated illegally, (see Dennis Montgomery) by the Obama regime for over two years. Trump has NEVER been the target of any legal (FISA court) investigation, yet there is ZERO evidence of any collusion between Trump, his surrogates and Russia.... Yet, if there is no crime, why would there be a 'COVER UP" or "Obstruction of Justice" ? Does that make sense? No crime, no obstruction it's simple really. Now we have Comey admitting that he wanted to force a Special Council, and in fact it was Comey, not Trump that set up the first one-on-one meeting. It sounded to me like Comey was trying to entrap Trump. Comey's testimony that Trump pressured him, does not agree with his extemporary notes. Notes that he claimed he "never kept before" well at least not on Obama, nor Lynch but he did when speaking with former Pres. Bush. (do you see a pattern here?) Comey also testified that he as much as coordinated and reviewed his testimony with Muller, his self admitted Mentor. (Again, does anyone see a problem here?) So we have Muller, Unconstitutionally investigating the President now, and assembling a Who's Who of former Clinton donors and Trump haters. This sounds more like a day in Roland Freisler's court. Additionally, a Dept of Justice review of a law that prevents a sitting President from being charged with a crime while in office, and upholds the separation of Power and the illegitimacy of this "Special Council" headed by Muller should be applied here, and the Attorney General should immediately be disbanded this farce.|
|TALL WHITE SPACE ALIENS CONTROL AMERICA?|
Is it possible that there is a shadow government controlling America, and that controlling force is made up of tall white space aliens? Conspiracy theories abound when it comes to whom is really in control of the United States government.Â On the surface it appears as if the United States is governed by President Obama, â¦ Continue reading TALL WHITE SPACE ALIENS CONTROL AMERICA?
|New FBI release on Clinton email probe refers to 'Shadow Government'||One revelation in the documents came from an interview with an unidentified person who suggested that Freedom of Information Act requests related to Clinton went through a group sometimes called "the Shadow Government." "There was a powerful group of very high-ranking STATE officials that some referred to as 'The 7th Floor Group' or 'The Shadow Government.' This group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss the FOIA process, Congressional records, and everything CLINTON-related to FOIA/Congressional inquiries," the FBI's interview summary said. That group, according to the summary, argued for a Clinton document release to be conducted all at once "for coordination...|
|McCain vs. Trump|
The above picture, with a post with a video [originally found here].
McCain is a Republican. So is Trump. McCain is a turncoat for shamelessly attacking the Republican US President, Donald J. Trump. McCain could've chosen to remain silent, not attack with the Hillary Clinton attempted coup.
Arizona US Senator John McCain is an obvious UN/Corporate minion, in my opinion, an absolute traitor to the interests of average Americans. He is a Vietnam Veteran who was tortured. I don't consider him any hero. His nickname was "Wet start Johnny," who'd let raw fuel out and then cause the fuel to burn on an aircraft carrier putting airman, and the ship, at risk. Is John McCain responsible for the fire on the USS Forrestal aircraft carrier. [Wikipedia post]
McCain legislates that torture is okay for US to inflict on US citizens and citizens globally. What a hypocrite piece of excrement!
McCain would have been a worse, or similar, sell-out to the UN, billionaires, NWO, bankers, Wall St., and international corporate organized crime had he become US President winning the election over Barrack Obama. McCain needs to have his money trail investigated to see who is financing him.
Is John McCain personally responsible for at least 134 sailors? If he wasn't prosecuted, is he a Bilderberger, special, or owes the shadow government a lifetime of favors?
McCain and the Forrestal fire [Link to video]
McCain and Richard Blumenthal are part of the swamp Trump should have drained.
Former Connecticut Attorney General Richard "Dick" Blumenthal [Wikipedia post] is another unabashed critic of Donald J. Trump. As Attorney General, Dick called himself "The People's Lawyer," on his official website. He seemed to not care about any citizens who were victims of Connecticut's rampant official corruption, predatory policing, and judicial whorehouse. I reported [this story] to Blumenthal's Connecticut Attorney General's office, and nothing was done, and no questions were asked.
If Blumenthal covered up corruption and defended the perpetrators is he guilty of racketeering, obstruction of justice, and [Misprison of a Felony]?
Former Connecticut US Senator Chris Dodd took bribes from bankers and predatory mortgage lenders while on the US Senate Banking Committee, as the head, the Chair. I had sent Dodd a letter detailing Connecticut State Police misconduct, and their harassment of me, The Connecticut State Police harassment and abuse only increased after the letter. Blumenthal as Attorney General refused to pursue Dodd for his corruption, and Dodd's possibly being a key catalyst to the great recession with his treason.
"Blumie" got to sit in Dodd's vacated Connecticut US Senate seat. Blumenthal is an alleged Bilderberger and allegedly owns half the Empire State Building with his wife, has massive holdings, and is an unabashed insider who a globalist, not for us.
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Pedicure or Toenail Painting?
Richard "Dick" Blumenthal, the Connecticut Attorney General.
He calls himself the "Public's Lawyer". Blumenthal seems too busy to care about citizen complaints or [public corruption].
The Connecticut "Justice System" has the morals of a Whorehouse. If those you complain to about public corruption are allegedly part of the profiteering, racketeering, obstruction of justice, and the attorney, legislator, executive branch, judicial, prosecutorial, official, and police misconduct, what do you think happens to the complainer? How "ethical" are any investigations if there is no requirement that there is ethics in government?
Self-policing doesn't work. Rich
My video uploads and favorites [found here]
|201. What is the âDeep State?â Interview with Mike Lofgren|
In todayâs episode, host Marc Clair is joined by Mike Lofgren, a former U.S. Congressional aide who hasÂ written several books detailing what heÂ learned during his time in Congress, including hisÂ latestÂ âDeep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Governmentâ.Â
Mike gets things started by describing how he became a Congressional aide, and why he came toÂ review the Republican Party as resembling an âapocalyptic cult.â MikeÂ then details the âDeep Stateâ - just what the term refers to, what the major components are, and just how it firstÂ came about. Marc and Mike go on to discussÂ whether th [...]
|A Strange Day|
If you are reading comics in the 1980s, the coyote may be unfamiliar with. He is one of the characters progress have emerged during this period: the superhero, does not seem to be the first sight, which appeared first in the new company (Eclipse) instead of the former strong, Creator and property.
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Art is the style of classic cartoons and well-trained, but my eyes a little gaudy colors. "Special effects" sequence, coyote when travelling reality, the neon colors, and design. He said he is the mystery of the strange sensation in the 1980s, better sex and earlier versions of nudity to mark the audience.
In a sense, never had suspense and curiosity, reading the story. Coyote as clearly established as a powerful illusion and the risk of losing something he never, and the threat of nuclear conflict and the date of shadow government conspiracy. This is the idea of sleeping with is nothing wrong purely for fun, even if you can not get along.
Scorpius, but roses are the same, immortal witch Rome, struggling with various demons and ex - lovers. Both stories, I was more interesting to read the writer's intention than to read his story is the result. I'm very happy I have the chance to see part of the history of comics, I was certain about, though.
After this history, transfer of assets epic. Plans for the four other images in the collection, the cover material. Englehart resources in an interview with comic books, where he covers most of the material from him at the beginning of the series, the story describes how the KOYOTEFON.
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|The King's Speech||Dear Children:|
Iâm convinced that Mr. Bush would have been more or less universally lauded for his mugging of Iraq had he been able to control civil society once Saddam Hussein was on the run.
You may remember the welcome our troops received on the streets of Baghdad; the triumphant pulling down of the statues and the revelation of opulent palaces. Also remember that days after the welcome, government ministries and other corporate offices were looted rather thoroughly and irreparably. Shortly after that, some old religious scores began to be violently settled. It started with Christian liquor stores and quickly spread from the Shiite slums to leafy Sunni neighborhoods and hasnât yet stopped.
Into the chaos leaped Iran (Shiite protection) and Saudi money (Sunni and Wahabi protection) and criminals (the protection rackets and others) as well as al Qaeda (all purpose nut jobs). It made for a heady brew.
In fairness, Mr. Bushâs hands were tied because he didnât have the manpower. Among the lies he was told was that we could leave the people without an army, without police and without civil institutions because a shadow government was already in place. He also couldnât disarm the populous because the populous was accustomed to doing without. Oh yes, donât forget the mantra: âGuns donât kill people. People kill peopleâ. He was also told that Iraqi oil revenues would pay for the war. He was told there were weapons of mass destruction on the premises. He was told all manner of malarkey and he told it to us.
Just so, Saddam Hussein made sure everyone had a gun and a triple dose of paranoia after his policy of lies and half truths failed. Tehran licked it's chops from the beginning. The Saudis was delighted to see Syria shut off from Iraqi oil.
Be that as it may, criminals, religious zealots, politicians with guns and kids with a zest for havoc met no opposition. A culture that raised Stone Age cities, conceived the first agriculture and actually saw the bosom of Abraham was stripped of her leaders and professional class, looted of her artistic patrimony and burdened with the burial of her dead.
To think that such destruction issued from a few words spoken in a few capitols around the globe (including Baghdad and Tehran) is no intellectual leap. In fact, to think that the damage issued from something other than words is whistling Dixie. Everything save hurricanes and bear attacks issues from words.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.The quotation comes from The King James Bible John 1:1. Curiously, there are no competing translations. It means, I hope, that Mosesâ big idea was that words are the source of all things. Consider Genesis 1:1-5
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.Donât get your panties in a bunch, kids. Poppy is unqualified to make a theological argument. I am arguing that the current debate about the consequences of words was settled a very long time ago. A "word" is that by which we communicate our will; by which we convey our thoughts; or by which we issue commands; the medium of communication with others.
Nor do I subscribe to the idea that anyone in particular ought to take the fall for recent events. And, while we must unreservedly protect from prosecution ugly public words on First Amendment grounds, we need not condone them. Similarly, excusing incendiary speech on the basis of frustration, anger or grief begs the question. Words matter.
Iâm just sayinâ,
|Comment on Kolom Ganggas Yusmoro: KOALISI KOK (K)UMAT by MUG||"Ini soal bagaimana agar bisa meraih dan mendulang suara. Dan, itu harus dimaklumi, bahwa sebagian dari bangsa ini masih gelap mata jika semua dikaitkan dengan agama. Mereka seperti kena hipnotis. Mereka seperti hilang kesadaran alias mabok"
âJadi, agama akan dijadikan kuda tunggangan lagi?â ( ganggas yusmoro).
Dalam politik, semakin jelas memang, apa yang bisa ditunggangi harus ditunggangi he he . . . bahkan makhluk kecil-kecilpun juga ditunggangi, kuman atau bakteri misalnya ditunggangi dalam perang. Dalam politik anti Jokowi dan anti Ahok, bukan bakteri yang ditunggangi, tetapi makhluk yang lebih besar, umat atau manusia, karena 'sebagian dari bangsa ini yang masih gelap mata jika dikaitkan dengan agama'. Kuda umat ini cukup diupahi dengan sebungkus nasi campur, bisa ditunggangi sepanjang hari dipanas terik atau hujan lebat. Lauk-pauk nasi bungkus itu bisa juga ditambah dengan teriakan 'jatuhkan Jokowi', atau 'penjarakan Ahok'. Mantap memang bagi umat 'nasi bungkus' ini untuk jalankan komando sang ulama yang malah jadi buron tak berani pulang'
Kalau kita lihat kebelakang dalam sejarah perjuangan rakyat Indonesia melawan penjajahan, ada juga fenomena kuda tunggangan ini, juga agama. Orang Karo terkenal dengan perlawanan luar biasa menghalau dan melawan penjajah Belanda, seperti Datuk Sunggal Surbakti yang bikin perang dengan Belanda selama 25 tahun, dan akhirnya gugur di pengasingan di tanah Jawa. Belanda pakai kuda tunggangan agama kristen dimasukkan ke Karo untuk menjinakkan orang Karo supaya berhenti melawan penjajah. Tetapi orang Karo lebih percaya kepada perjuangannya daripada agama yang dimasukkan Belanda itu, dan kuda tunggangan satu ini sangat seret jalannya di Karo. Bisa dikatakan penyebaran agama kristen di Karo berjalan seperti siput. Buktinya masih kita lihat sampai kekuasaan Orba, barulah orang Karo 'terpaksa' memeluk agama secara lebih merata, karena tekanan pemerintahan diktator Soeharto tentunya. Tekanan ini sangat dirasakan oleh orang Karo yang nasionalis Soekarnois itu, dan dibenci oleh diktator militer Orba. Orang Karo punya agama sendiri 'Pemena' namanya yang sudah ada sejak terbentuknya kultur/budaya Karo lebih dari 7000 tahun lalu. Kultur dan budaya Karo dan juga Gayo termasuk alah satu dari kultur tertua di dunia (penemuan arkeologi USU 2012) di dataran tinggi Gayo.
Jadi politik 'kuda tunggangan' ini memang bentuk taktik dan strategi politik yang sudah ada sejak penjajahan, dan selalu dipakai dimana ada perjuangan politik yang tajam dan masih ada umat (agama) yang bisa diadu-domba dengan upah nasi bungkus dengan lauk-pauk yang bisa merangsang seperti diatas itu seperti 'jatuhkan Jokowi', atau 'penjarakan Ahok'. Ahok dengan alasan mantap 'penoda agama', Jokowi dengan 'orang komunis'nya atau 'ndesonya'.
Kalau dulu itu penunggang kudanya di Karo adalah penjajah Belanda, tetapi sekarang siapakah penunggang kudanya yang sesungguhnya?
Kalau dulu di Karo dimana Belanda menggunakan agama untuk meredam permusuhan antara Belanda dan orang Karo, artinya supaya orang Karo tidak melawan penjajahan atau 'pak turut' saja sama orang Belanda penjajah itu dan dengan begitu bisa melanggengkan kekuasaan penjajah, tetapi sekarang penunggang kuda agama ini bukan meredam permusuhan, tetapi malah menghasut dan meningkatkan permusuhan antara antara berbagai golongan di Indonesia. Penunggang kuda baru ini adalah perekayasa 'divide and conquer' seluruh dunia, yang kegiatannya terutama ditempatkan di negeri-negeri atau daerah-daerah kaya SDA, seperti Irak, Syria, Konggo, dan juga Indonesia seperti teror 3 juta 1965 demi menguasai SDA Papua selama 50 tahun, dan sudah mengeruk triliunan dolar dari situ tanpa suara.
Jadi penunggang kuda satu ini bertujuan terutama untuk mengumpulkan duit, duit, duit, dan kekuasaan, kekuasaan . . . Kekuasaan untuk cari duit, dan duit untuk memperbesar kekuasaan, dan seterusnya untuk memperbesar duit lagi, kekuasaan lagi dst. Atau dengan istilah internasional yang sudah lebih lazim yaitu 'Greed and Power'. Orang-orang nasionalis tipe Jokowi (presiden) adalah penghalang utama bagi Greed and Power. Di USA adalah presiden Trump sebagai sasaran utama Greed and Power yang disana disebut 'deep state'.
Deep state ini punya 3 alat utama dalam perjuangannya yaitu, terorisme, narkoba dan korupsi. Mengenai terorisme ('gun-running') prof Ottawa University Chossudovsky bilang: "Terrorism is made in USA.
The Global War on Terrorism is a Fabrication, A Big Lie", kata prof Chossudovsky dari Canada itu. Ini dikatakan oleh Chossudovsky 2015, ketika Obama masih jadi presiden. Inilah yang pertama mau ditutupi dan dirahasiakan oleh semua penguasa (presiden) USA sebelum Trump, dan sampai sekarang mau dirahasiakan, terutama menutupi terror-based industry (industri senjata milik neolib, deep state). Dengan terorisme, senjata laku bagi pelaku teror sendiri dan terutama bagi negara yang membiayai perang untuk melawan terorisme.
Dalam soal narkoba bisa dilihat kutipan dibawah ini, seperti presiden deep state Obama yang berusaha melindungi rahasia drug dealing:
"One of the questions that the MSM (Main Stream Media- media deep sate neolib- MUG) never asked following Duterteâs outburst is why would Obama would care about a foreign leader executing drug dealers inside of his own country while protecting his own people? The only answer that makes any sense is that Obama was protecting the sacred turf of the Deep State, namely, drug dealing. And any researcher looking into the Deep State knows that there is a single thread involving three industries, as Putin has identified that connects the âDeep Statesâ of the so-called Western Democracies and they are gun-running, drug-running and child-sex-trafficking. Subsequently, Duterteâs actions against the drug dealers were of concern to the shadow governments of the West." disini
Dalam kegiatan narkoba dunia bahkan agen CIA sudah terbukti sangat aktif didalamnya, lihat disini: disini
Mengenai korupsi bagaimana taktik ini ditrapkan di Indonesia, sudah banyak sekali pengalaman rakyat Indonesia. Korupsi adalah inherent dalam ekonomi neolib.
Dari banyak analisa ahli dunia, terlihat 'that a deep state can only exist within weak and corrupt infrastructure? Hal ini terjadi pada era semua presiden Indonesia sebelumnya setelah Soekarno. Kita masih menunggu era Jokowi, hasil terakhir setelah 5 tahun atau 10 tahun, setelah lengser seperti SBY dengan Hambalangnya atau Soeharto dengan Freeportnya dan menggundulkan hutannya. Ketegasan Jokowi melawan terorisme, narkoba dan korupsi bisa menjadi pedoman tepat menilai masa depan bangsa ini.
|Charles Carroll of Carrollton - My Ancestor|
|NIGHTS AFTER DARK: EPISODE 79 - A LOT ABOUT LIVIN AND A LITTLE BOUT LOVE AND A LOT ABOUT SOUTH KOREAN SHADOW GOVERNMENTS|
Shelby and I talk to our friend Colin in South Korea about the Illuminati-style cult recently revealed to be controlling President Park Guen-hye. There has been very little coverage of this in the American media, so tune in and wake up. Ignore the Skype issues, this one is good!
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|Primed to Vanquish "The Whore of Babylon"|
"I've come upon something that disturbs me deeply. We have fought hard and long for integration, as I believe we should have, and I know that we will win. But I've come to believe we're integrating into a burning house."
â Martin Luther King, Jr.How is the current conflict in the Middle East countries ("the war on terror") not a reprise of the Crusades? Is it Christian dogma motivating these anarchistic sociopaths and psychopaths who are playing with our lives daily on the world stage? It's being sold and may look plausible, except it is a complete lie. The Middle East conflict is not "a clash of civilizations" of Christians vs. Muslims, although there is a lot of manipulation, disinformation and lies driving the narrative that it is.
Not all Muslims are in the cross-hairs of the warmongers and reactionaries. The authoritarian regimes of Saudi's, Qatar and UAE are literally in bed with the West. According to the confessions of Kay Griggs, a battered military wife, the people running this country and trying to control and manipulate world events are "German existentialist [philosophy: not people or nation]." Check out the interview with Kay Griggs (who she is at 3:14:08 of this 7 hour interview) on YouTube. Highly illuminating (!).
Let's set aside this reality and concentrate on what the world is supposed to see in events that have led us to this place where Fox TV's Jeanine Pirro made this inflammatory statement: "Number one: Get a gun. Buy one legally. Learn how to shoot. And be primed to use it.â This after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Ca, where 14 people were killed and 21 injured.
A mass killing is defined as the killing of 4 or more people at a time. This year, the United States has had 351 of those mass killings so far. Naturally, the vast majority of the killings were by non-Muslims. This white man goes berserk syndrome is well noted (quote: The 33-year-old has a history of violence, but "nothing like this," says Sheriff Greg Taylor.) . Although, to deflect away from this fact, many racists will point to Chicago as being a place of Black on Black violence. This is turning out to be a straw man, which doesn't hold up under close examination, given the rampant criminality and corruption of the Chicago police. In fact, many in the Black community are questioning whether it might be the Chicago police involved in these weekend murders, which often go unsolved. The FBI has announced that they will be investigating the Chicago police. The scandalous and criminal deeds of Alabama police recently came to light thanks to colleagues speaking up. Thousands of Black men were set-up using drugs and guns. Some of the Black men have been unjustly jailed for decades.
We all know now (some of us knew then!) that these were all lies and disinformation to get us into a war. That's clear. What's less clear is why the Bush cabal were not indicted for war crimes. Dick Cheney is sought out for his opinion of Donald Trump wanting to bar Muslims from entering the U.S. No surprise, Fox found a "Muslim leader" who supports a ban. That's not going to happen. Trump knows it and the Republicans know it. It's great theater, though. It might just get Hillary Clinton elected (that's just the obvious political strategy: look he's insane. Now Billary's looking like the sane anti-"The Donald" presidential candidate).
Firstly, the theory is highly implausible. This is not a religious conflict, given the obvious perks (if you're a greedy psychopath) of control of oil revenue, kickbacks, genocide (depopulation is always on the white supremacist system's agenda) and war profits.
Christians belonging to secret societies [Skull & Bones, Illuminati, Masons... ] and other cultish government insider groups, plan and execute the invasion of the former site of a key ancient city depicted in their bible as being the site of âthe whore of Babylonâ and lay waste to it. Does it have any connection to their religious beliefs? Ancient grudges, fulfillment of prophecies... a bet (huh?*)? What the heck is going on here?
Some Background: Did the ancient city of Babylon exist, and if so, in what country would it be today? The answer â the ruins of Babylon are in modern-day Iraq:
'Its extensive ruins on the Euphrates River about 55 miles (88 kilometres) south of Baghdad lie near the modern town of al- Hillah, Iraq.'
We can't get a straight answer from George W. Bush (you know, he is on drugs), but he did say this back in 2001:
"... this crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take awhile." He and other US officials have said that renegade (CIA operative!) Islamic fundamentalist Osama bin Laden is the most likely suspect in the attacks."How did the Bush administration know by 9/13/2001 who was behind 9/11, given the FBI admission that they have no hard evidence on OBL? If OBL didn't do it, who are the evildoers behind 9/11?
The above article is a must read. Planting the seeds of disinformation? This gem:
"...We have to avoid a clash of civilizations at all costs," French foreign minister Hubert Vedrine said on Sunday. "One has to avoid falling into this huge trap, this monstrous trap" which he said had been "conceived by the instigators of the assault."
This excerpt from an article about Babylon speaks to the reputation of the place in ancient times.
"... Having laid waste to fortress city after city and enslaving untold thousands in their path, the Assyrians were as much hated as feared, their self-styled kings of kings often celebrating their heavy-bearded macho with cruelty to their humiliated captives, like brutal Ashur-Nasirpal II (ruling 883-859 BCE) boasting of âcutting off lips, noses, ears of rebelsâ and elsewhere of putting out the eyes of royal children in front of their parents and dragging the kings and queens away with bronze hooks in their tongues.
The little book of Nahum in the Hebrew Minor Prophets sings a false lament with relief about Ninevehâs fall: âWoe to the city of blood, full of plunder, never without victims, the crack of whips, piles of deadâ¦ Nineveh in ruins, who will mourn for her?âPerhaps the modern day "king of kings" should take heed to what happened to Babylon and why it fell:
"... the upstart Babylonian leader Nabopolassar laid siege to Nineveh in 612 BCE when Assyrian power was waning, when the plundering had stopped and there was nothing left to fill their coffers. Perhaps an economy based on vassalage tribute, plunder and loot had been artificially engorged and was collapsing on itself."
Maps of the Middle East, then and now
Map of the Eastern Mediterranean in 1135, showing crusader-held and neighboring territories / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusades
The Crusades were military campaigns sanctioned by the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages. In 1095 Byzantine Emperor Alexios I, in Constantinople, sent an ambassador to Pope Urban II in Italy pleading for military help against the growing Turkish threat. The Pope responded promptly by calling Catholic soldiers to join the First Crusade. The immediate goal was to guarantee pilgrims access to the holy sites in the Holy Land under Muslim control. His long-range goal was to reunite the Eastern and Western branches of Christendom after their split in 1054 with the pope as head of the united Church. A complex 200-year struggle ensued. -- wikipedia
Between 1982 and 1989, Iraqi president Saddam Hussein ordered Babylon's walls rebuilt in the fashion of Nebuchadnezzar II. Hussein also built one of his own grand palaces near the site. Today, the baked-mud bricks are about all that's left of Babylon's ancient grandeur.
|JoBlo Movie Podcast: They Live Commentary!||What better way to come down from the presidential election blues than by watching John Carpenter's look at shadow governments, sedation and obedience by consumerism, and Keith David in Lakers' colors.
It's the 1987 cult classic THEY LIVE and we break this puppy down like Roddy Piper with a pickaxe. Seriously Roddy, why you gotta be all buff and manly and shit? Drink with us as we try to figure out if that old guy is "Red" from BACK TO THE FUTURED. Marvel as WE marvel at the broad with the creepiest eyes of all time. Seriously, is she about to turn into the Hulk or is she "one of them"? The movie starts as one thing, then someone zips through space on their watch. Gotta get me one of them shits.|
|Comment on Cannabis Is Good Business, But Is it Good for Native Culture? by LOFT HOME||While it is not my place to speak for my Native brothers and sisters, I too share many concerns about the legalization of marijuana or any mind altering substance beyond regulated medicinal or tribe-sanctioned ritual use. My first concern is for the youth. It is a medical fact that the brain is still forming until the age of 21. I have a brother who started using recreational substances at the age of 10. He was thereafter declared by the state as clinically schizophrenic. This is a painful loss to me personally because he is my only sibling. I also share the sentiments that the legalization of recreational toxicology sends mixed messages to our youth: "Substances are bad and therefore justify imprisonment, unless they make money. In the face of state sanctioned profits, it is okay to abandon our best health and societal interests." In very recent times, Native peoples have assumed a very unique position across this nation as a whole. Standing Rock has now positioned our Native brothers and sisters as leaders in a fight against the nefarious interests of the Deep State (defense contractors) and the Shadow Government (wealthy industrialists capable of buying off Congressional politicians and the law) who are determined to pervert and reconfigure the world to their bizarre world view. Personally, I welcome this leadership because I believe in Native values as the best pathway forward for the future of not only the planet, but for all people living in a contemporary world of compromised values. Anything that would threaten this leadership, or the promise of a better world deserves careful consideration and open dialog and this includes recreational toxicology. I hope that all Indigenous peoples will understand their unique position of leadership and will continue to actively honor that investiture. Indigenous peoples have much to teach and offer to the world at large since they do not subscribe to the insanity that passes for "civilized" living today. Our Native brothers and sisters deserve love and respect as wise and good people in our family of humankind, and it is my sincerest wish that all of the vices of smoking, drinking, drugging, plundering the planet, and a "profits only" mentality will be supplanted with wiser choices that we all know to be in the best interests of the future.|
|164 â Shadow Governments in Britain||When we last left off, King Egbert was ruling over Wessex, King Cuthred (Coenwulfâs brother) was...|
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|All Roads Lead to Christieâ¦|
As US Attorney, Chris Christie had the opportunity to witness the rough and tumble of New Jersey and New York politics. This territory is the former home of boss politics including the Hague machine of New Jersey and Tammany Hall in New York City. They were synonymous with patronage and corruption.
And while the big names of corruption are long gone, the remnants and memories linger.
I suspect Chris Christie understood the lessons of the past and applied them well. As US Attorney he went after those politicians who misused the public trust and rapidly became the Elliot Ness of New Jersey politics. Clearly, he was going to do what no predecessor could and that was to wipe out political corruption.
This became his path to the Governorship and he continued his aggressive pursuit against what he called âshadowy governmentsâ â citadels of government power where unelected officials could dispense money and power with little accountability. The pursuit of justice expanded to include government unions and bureaucrats using abusive power over the public purse.
But, unlike Elliot Ness, Christie was neither modest nor retiring in his manner. No, he was the bull elephant who trampled the peoplesâ enemies and took regular wipes at anyone including reporters or citizens who dared ask questions that he deemed inappropriate.
Was he a bully? Absolutely, but he was our bully and he was matching the power of good against the power of evil. So itâs all right. To many, he was the resurrection of Theodore Roosevelt.
Immediately, he became an immensely popular political figure and his style was fully embraced not just by the political faithful including an increasing number of democrats but also by the national media housed in New York and Washington. He was their hero as well and he was a Republican.
This element of the media feeds daily on the politics of politics and what could be more attractive than a national collision between two giants â Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton.
But while Christie was dazzling the pundits with the bluster of his right hand, they failed to notice what he was doing on the left. And therein lies the Christie problem. While going after the smaller âshadow governmentsâ, little attention was being paid to the biggest of them all: the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. With a budget exceeding $7 billion of federal and state monies it had not only money and power but it lent itself to easy control and operated in the shadows of public scrutiny.
By way of background, this was also the former home of Robert Moses who almost singlehandedly developed New York City and was said to have more power than the Mayor or Governor. He was truly an appointed czar.
It is curious that so few paid attention to Governor Christiesâ highly political appointments to the Port Authority nor to his veto of legislation requiring more financial and policy transparency. After all, if he did not like the reform bill, where was his proposal?
Nor was there much attention when episodes of abuse were revealed including the firing of a prosecutor who indicted one of his political allies, the closing of a TV station that ran an unfavorable story, or the elimination of funding for a project favored by a University professor who ruled against Christieâs reapportionment plan. Even serious questions of mismanagement of Sandy funds were pushed aside.
No, the politics of politics was way more important than the substance of governance and that is why the national media focuses and advances the show horses of politics rather than the diligent and purposeful efforts of the work horses.
In this environment, Christie could thrive. The Port Authority rapidly became his political playground and the governance system had the one ingredient that is the milk of corruption â very, very little oversight.
While the Governorâs office dazzled the public at the capitol, they were also dealing with development projects at the Port Authority dripping with money and endless potential for campaign contributions which are so vital to the launching of a Presidential bid.
And what setup could be better? The Governor appoints the Chairperson as well as members to the Board. Further, the organization legitimatized conflicts of interest. How is it that a reform Governor would appoint a prominent New Jersey attorney as chairman of the authority knowing full well that his law firm regularly lobbied the authority for development monies on behalf of its clients? Anyone with an IQ approaching room temperature knows this is a blatant conflict of interest. But for an anti corruption crusader to not only make such an appointment and then pack the Port Authority with his political operatives strongly suggests incompetence or dishonesty.
But like all scandals, this did not occur in a vacuum. It was clearly an event waiting to be discovered. Christie did not invent the murky environment of the Port Authority nor did he create the centralization of power concentrated in the Governor. That all preceded him and likely was home to considerably prior abuse by both parties.
Nevertheless, how could such a system of concentrated authority not draw more attention much earlier? Here we have a Governor empowered to appoint the Attorney General â the chief legal authority of the state and have virtual control over this immense Port Authority.
Where was the independent financial oversight for both the federal as well as state monies? Where were the legal checks and balances?
Where was the Governor of New York and his appointees to the Authority?
And there will be an increasing number of questions involving the Hurricane Sandy money. Where was the federal financial oversight relative to the hundreds of millions of dollars given by national taxpayers?
Why is it that we were doused with endless pictures of a GOP Governor embracing a Democrat President with a huge supply of federal hurricane dollars and endless campaign rhetoric of bi-partisan cooperation but not one word about the legitimacy of how that money was spent?
In all instances â state and federal â where was the oversight â both in terms of financial as well as management?
As to the balance of the scandal, it will no doubt widen and steadily become increasingly apparent that that all roads lead to money and power and, ultimately to Christie. Will he fall? That is most likely.
But that is neither the sole tragedy nor the end of the story. The latter will only come when we respect and insist on competency over celebrity and insist on the imposition of honest standards of management in public service.
The vast sprawl of the federal government has not had a major overhaul since the Hoover Commission was formed by President Harry Truman. This bi-partisan effort involving two Presidents helped open the door of cooperation between Presidents and is one of the key examples cited in the widely acclaimed book, The Presidentâs Club.
Today, we are very much in need of bi-partisan cooperation at the very highest level and we are also in need of serious management overhaul of government. This would be a perfect time for President Obama to reach out to former Governor and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the purpose of heading a similar type of commission. Frankly, we need Romneyâs management skill sets and we need the President to restore trust in the competency of government.
If the Christie scandal is to have any meaning it is that we must enhance at all levels of government an appreciation of divided power, true transparency and oversight, and an appreciation for the quality of leadership over the celebration of sizzle.
Leadership can make it happen.
|Are We Being Set Up For A New False Flag Attack? Threats By North Korea Against Guam Appear To Be Bogus, And Possibly A False Flag Attack!||I have been watching the local Jew spew media news over the last few hours going absolutely rampant with these newest reports that North Korea has been threatening to launch an attack against the American island of Guam in the Marianas chain in the central Pacific Ocean...... Here is an example of this latest fear mongering from the Guardian online news service out of the United Kingdom:|
But being the true skeptic I am, I smell a rat.....It is completely illogical and absolutely insane for North Korea to threaten the United States, for as I have said countless times, it would lead to the destruction of the North Korean nation itself and the obliteration of the entire 20+ million people living there... It would be tantamount to suicide and I do suspect that there is something else afoot here!
Well, my suspicions may be correct about this "North Korea threatening Guam" being a fraud... For according to the following report from Jim Stone over at www.jimstone.is, the North Koreans themselves have NO official reports in their own local news about this "threat" against Guam, and therefore we may indeed be seeing a false flag operation in the works here... Here is Jim's own report:
I KNEW IT: ATTACK ON GUAM THREATS ARE A FALSE FLAG HOAXAt first, as usual, I fell for it like a SUCKER. But all anyone has to do is actually find their way to North Korea's official state newspaper - the Rodong Sinmun, and see what they are saying. One would think that if NK was threatening a nuclear strike on Guam they'd at least give passing mention of it on the state newspaper, but there's not a peep about it there.
So what we are probably facing with the "Guam threats" is yet another false flag, to justify a war.And worse? Kim Jong does not even know it, or he'd be saying it is all false in the state newspaper that says August 10, which means it is super fresh. Yes, I believe the shadow government could easily mask this media event from Kim Jong, Google and all others are now spectacular masters of censorship, and anyone who wanted to warn Kim of what is going on via the phone would simply be cut off by the NSA. And they'd have "real" conversations with Kim, who was actually just voice cloning software.
That is how deep the deception goes, and if you don't think so, try to explain why the official Korean state newspaper, updated in the last couple hours, does not have a peep about any attack on Guam posted on it.
It was difficult for me to find the actual official paper of North Korea, because there are many false fronts and every last search engine out there censored it. I had to follow a trail of articles across several web sites that talked about North Korea, and then found one that posted a screen capture of the paper's front page in Korean, that had the site address printed on it, and then manually type the site address and once there, select English.
FOLKS, NORTH KOREA IS NOT TALKING AT ALL ABOUT GUAM. THIS IS SUSPICIOUS AS HELL, AND IF A NUKE DOES GO OFF OR ANY SORT OF ATTACK HAPPENS THERE IT WILL BE VIRTUALLY ASSURED TO BE A FALSE FLAG. What would be new about that, anyway? What could be better than Guam for that, to boot? It's not like they have to nuke LA to kick it all off!And they don't want you linking through to any real North Korean web site to see that North Korea is planning NOTHING AT ALL right now, and never mentioned Guam to boot!
NTS Notes: Yes, all of this "fear mongering" is most probably for American public consumption and a way of using fear as a weapon against the American people to set them up for a false flag strike against Guam itself..
So why Guam? Obviously the American government does not want a "North Korean missile" landing on an American city like Los Angeles, Seattle, or San Francisco, so they need a place that is far enough away from the continental United States and yet still part of American territory... And as Jim states, Guam of all places fits the bill nicely as it sits well within the reach of the present North Korean missile range...
I am putting this report forward as a warning that the war parties in Washington DC and the Pentagon do need their excuse to convince not only the American public, but the world itself, that their planned unilateral attack against North Korea is to be "justified"... And therefore we must be weary that a false flag operation against Guam may be unfolding... If it does happen, then we as the real truth seekers must be ready to alert everyone as to WHO is really behind the attack!
More to come
|Does Your Weiner Have You Down?|
The Shadow Government is starting to crack. Revolution is afoot. It does not have to be violent. Though Buddha thinks violence is inevitable. Can Americans take their government back without turmoil? The FBI is in turmoil with infighting, the intelligence community is striking back and there is plenty of Weiner. We are committed to Happy Stories but they are hard to come by these days. And we finally got a phone call but it was only "The Boy". So it may not count.
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âThere was a powerful group of very high ranking state officials that some referred to as âThe 7th Floor Groupâ or âThe Shadow Government.ââ [Wikileaks, Emails from John Podesto, Clinton's Campaign Chairman, Dated August 26, 2009]FBI's own docs literally say a "shadow government" protects Hillary Clinton.
February 22, 2014
There is the visible government situated around the Mall in Washington, and then there is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or the Capitol. The former is traditional Washington partisan politics: the tip of the iceberg that a public watching C-SPAN sees daily and which is theoretically controllable via elections. The subsurface part of the iceberg I shall call the Deep State, which operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power. 
During the last five years, the news media has been flooded with pundits decrying the broken politics of Washington. The conventional wisdom has it that partisan gridlock and dysfunction have become the new normal. That is certainly the case, and I have been among the harshest critics of this development. But it is also imperative to acknowledge the limits of this critique as it applies to the American governmental system. On one level, the critique is self-evident: In the domain that the public can see, Congress is hopelessly deadlocked in the worst manner since the 1850s, the violently rancorous decade preceding the Civil War.
Yes, there is another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the countryâ¦
As I wrote in The Party is Over, the present objective of congressional Republicans is to render the executive branch powerless, at least until a Republican president is elected (a goal that voter suppression laws in GOP-controlled states are clearly intended to accomplish). President Obama cannot enact his domestic policies and budgets: Because of incessant GOP filibustering, not only could he not fill the large number of vacancies in the federal judiciary, he could not even get his most innocuous presidential appointees into office. Democrats controlling the Senate have responded by weakening the filibuster of nominations, but Republicans are sure to react with other parliamentary delaying tactics. This strategy amounts to congressional nullification of executive branch powers by a party that controls a majority in only one house of Congress.
Despite this apparent impotence, President Obama can liquidate American citizens without due processes, detain prisoners indefinitely without charge, conduct dragnet surveillance on the American people without judicial warrant, and engage in unprecedented â at least since the McCarthy era â witch hunts against federal employees (the so-called "Insider Threat Program"). Within the United States, this power is characterized by massive displays of intimidating force by militarized federal, state and local law enforcement. Abroad, President Obama can start wars at will and engage in virtually any other activity whatsoever without so much as a by-your-leave from Congress, such as arranging the forced landing of a plane carrying a sovereign head of state over foreign territory.
Despite the habitual cant of congressional Republicans about executive overreach by Obama, the would-be dictator, we have until recently heard very little from them about these actions â with the minor exception of comments from gadfly Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. Democrats, save a few mavericks such as Ron Wyden of Oregon, are not unduly troubled, either â even to the extent of permitting seemingly perjured congressional testimony under oath by executive branch officials on the subject of illegal surveillance.
These are not isolated instances of a contradiction; they have been so pervasive that they tend to be disregarded as background noise. During the time in 2011 when political warfare over the debt ceiling was beginning to paralyze the business of governance in Washington, the United States government somehow summoned the resources to overthrow Muammar Ghaddafi's regime in Libya, and, when the instability created by that coup spilled over into Mali, provide overt and covert assistance to French intervention there.
At a time when there was heated debate about continuing meat inspections and civilian air traffic control because of the budget crisis, our government was somehow able to commit $115 million to keeping a civil war going in Syria and to pay at least Â£100m to the United Kingdom's Government Communications Headquarters to buy influence over and access to that country's intelligence. Since 2007, two bridges carrying interstate highways have collapsed due to inadequate maintenance of infrastructure, one killing 13 people. During that same period of time, the government spent $1.7 billion constructing a building in Utah that is the size of 17 football fields. This mammoth structure is intended to allow the National Security Agency to store a yottabyte of information, the largest numerical designator computer scientists have coined. A yottabyte is equal to 500 quintillion pages of text. They need that much storage to archive every single trace of your electronic life.
THE STATE WITHIN A STATE
Yes, there is another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.
My analysis of this phenomenon is not an exposÃ© of a secret, conspiratorial cabal; the state within a state is hiding mostly in plain sight, and its operators mainly act in the light of day. Nor can this other government be accurately termed an "establishment." All complex societies have an establishment, a social network committed to its own enrichment and perpetuation. In terms of its scope, financial resources and sheer global reach, the American hybrid state, the Deep State, is in a class by itself.
That said, it is neither omniscient nor invincible. The institution is not so much sinister (although it has highly sinister aspects) as it is relentlessly well entrenched. Far from being invincible, its failures, such as those in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, are routine enough that it is only the Deep State's protectiveness towards its higher-ranking personnel that allows them to escape the consequences of their frequent ineptitude. 
GOVERNMENT LIFE AND GROUPTHINK
How did I come to write an analysis of the Deep State, and why am I equipped to write it? As a congressional staff member for 28 years specializing in national security and possessing a top secret security clearance, I was at least on the fringes of the world I am describing, if neither totally in it by virtue of full membership nor of it by psychological disposition. But, like virtually every employed person, I became, to some extent, assimilated into the culture of the institution I worked for, and only by slow degrees, starting before the invasion of Iraq, did I begin fundamentally to question the reasons of state that motivate the people who are, to quote George W. Bush, "the deciders."
Cultural assimilation is partly a matter of what psychologist Irving L. Janis called "groupthink," the chameleon-like ability of people to adopt the views of their superiors and peers. This syndrome is endemic to Washington: The town is characterized by sudden fads, be it negotiating biennial budgeting, making grand bargains or invading countries. Then, after a while, all the town's cool kids drop those ideas as if they were radioactive. As in the military, everybody has to get on board with the mission, and questioning it is not a career-enhancing move. The universe of people who will critically examine the goings-on at the institutions they work for is always going to be a small one. As Upton Sinclair said, "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."
A more elusive aspect of cultural assimilation is the sheer dead weight of the ordinariness of it all once you have planted yourself in your office chair for the 10,000th time. Government life is typically not some vignette from an Allen Drury novel about intrigue under the Capitol dome. Sitting and staring at the clock on the off-white office wall when it's 11:00 in the evening and you are vowing never, ever to eat another piece of takeout pizza in your life is not an experience that summons the higher literary instincts of a would-be memoirist. After a while, a functionary of the state begins to hear things that, in another context, would be quite remarkable, or at least noteworthy, and yet that simply bounce off one's consciousness like pebbles off steel plate: "You mean the number of terrorist groups we are fighting is classified?" No wonder so few people are whistle-blowers, quite apart from the vicious retaliation whistle-blowing often provokes: Unless one is blessed with imagination and a fine sense of irony, growing immune to the curiousness of one's surroundings is easy. To paraphrase the inimitable Donald Rumsfeld, I didn't know all that I knew, at least until I had had a couple of years away from the government to reflect upon it.
THE STATE WITHIN A STATE IS A HYBRID OF NATIONAL SECURITY (DEFENSE AND INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES) AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
The Deep State does not consist of the entire government. It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies:
All these agencies are coordinated by the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council.
Certain key areas of the judiciary belong to the Deep State, such as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, whose actions are mysterious even to most members of Congress. Also included are a handful of vital federal trial courts, such as the Eastern District of Virginia and the Southern District of Manhattan, where sensitive proceedings in national security cases are conducted.
The final government component (and possibly last in precedence among the formal branches of government established by the Constitution) is a kind of rump Congress consisting of the congressional leadership and some (but not all) of the members of the defense and intelligence committees. The rest of Congress, normally so fractious and partisan, is mostly only intermittently aware of the Deep State and when required usually submits to a few well-chosen words from the State's emissaries.
I saw this submissiveness on many occasions. One memorable incident was passage of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act of 2008. This legislation retroactively legalized the Bush administration's illegal and unconstitutional surveillance first revealed by The New York Times in 2005 and indemnified the telecommunications companies for their cooperation in these acts. The bill passed easily: All that was required was the invocation of the word "terrorism" and most members of Congress responded like iron filings obeying a magnet. One who responded in that fashion was Senator Barack Obama, soon to be coronated as the presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. He had already won the most delegates by campaigning to the left of his main opponent, Hillary Clinton, on the excesses of the global war on terror and the erosion of constitutional liberties.
PRIVATE ENTERPRISE IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE DEEP STATE'S OPERATIONS
As the indemnification vote showed, the Deep State does not consist only of government agencies. What is euphemistically called "private enterprise" is an integral part of its operations. In a special series in The Washington Post called "Top Secret America," Dana Priest and William K. Arkin described the scope of the privatized Deep State and the degree to which it has metastasized after the September 11 attacks. There are now 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances â a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government. While they work throughout the country and the world, their heavy concentration in and around the Washington suburbs is unmistakable: Since 9/11, 33 facilities for top-secret intelligence have been built or are under construction. Combined, they occupy the floor space of almost three Pentagons â about 17 million square feet. Seventy percent of the intelligence community's budget goes to paying contracts. And the membrane between government and industry is highly permeable:
The Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper, is a former executive of Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the government's largest intelligence contractors. His predecessor as director, Admiral Mike McConnell, is the current vice chairman of the same company; Booz Allen is 99 percent dependent on government business. These contractors now set the political and social tone of Washington, just as they are increasingly setting the direction of the country, but they are doing it quietly, their doings unrecorded in the Congressional Record or the Federal Register, and are rarely subject to congressional hearings.
WALL STREET, WITH DE FACTO CRIMINAL IMMUNITY, SUPPLIES THE CASH TO THE DEEP STATE AND MAY BE THE ULTIMATE OWNER OF IT AND ITS STRATEGIES
Washington is the most important node of the Deep State that has taken over America, but it is not the only one. Invisible threads of money and ambition connect the town to other nodes. One is Wall Street, which supplies the cash that keeps the political machine quiescent and operating as a diversionary marionette theater. Should the politicians forget their lines and threaten the status quo, Wall Street floods the town with cash and lawyers to help the hired hands remember their own best interests.
The executives of the financial giants even have de facto criminal immunity. On March 6, 2013, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder stated the following: "I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if you do prosecute, if you do bring a criminal charge, it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy." This, from the chief law enforcement officer of a justice system that has practically abolished the constitutional right to trial for poorer defendants charged with certain crimes.
It is not too much to say that Wall Street may be the ultimate owner of the Deep State and its strategies, if for no other reason than that it has the money to reward government operatives with a second career that is lucrative beyond the dreams of avarice â certainly beyond the dreams of a salaried government employee. 
The corridor between Manhattan and Washington is a well trodden highway for the personalities we have all gotten to know in the period since the massive deregulation of Wall Street: Robert Rubin, Lawrence Summers, Henry Paulson, Timothy Geithner and many others.
THE IVY LEAGUE AND MILITARY TOP BRASS DOMINATE THE DEEP STATE, WHICH IS NEITHER SPECIFICALLY DEMOCRAT NOR REPUBLICAN
Not all the traffic involves persons connected with the purely financial operations of the government: In 2013, General David Petraeus joined KKR (formerly Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) of 9 West 57th Street, New York, a private equity firm with $62.3 billion in assets. KKR specializes in management buyouts and leveraged finance. General Petraeus' expertise in these areas is unclear. His ability to peddle influence, however, is a known and valued commodity. Unlike Cincinnatus, the military commanders of the Deep State do not take up the plow once they lay down the sword. Petraeus also obtained a sinecure as a non-resident senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. The Ivy League is, of course, the preferred bleaching tub and charm school of the American oligarchy. 
Petraeus and most of the avatars of the Deep State â the White House advisers â who urged Obama not to impose compensation limits on Wall Street CEOs, the contractor-connected think tank experts who besought us to "stay the course" in Iraq, the economic gurus who perpetually demonstrate that globalization and deregulation are a blessing that makes us all better off in the long run â are careful to pretend that they have no ideology. Their preferred pose is that of the politically neutral technocrat offering well considered advice based on profound expertise. That is nonsense. They are deeply dyed in the hue of the official ideology of the governing class, an ideology that is neither specifically Democrat nor Republican.
Domestically, whatever they might privately believe about essentially diversionary social issues such as abortion or gay marriage, they almost invariably believe in the "Washington Consensus": financialization, outsourcing, privatization, deregulation and the commodifying of labor.
Internationally, they espouse 21st-century "American Exceptionalism": the right and duty of the United States to meddle in every region of the world with coercive diplomacy and boots on the ground and to ignore painfully won international norms of civilized behavior.
To paraphrase what Sir John Harrington said more than 400 years ago about treason, now that the ideology of the Deep State has prospered, none dare call it ideology.  That is why describing torture with the word "torture" on broadcast television is treated less as political heresy than as an inexcusable lapse of Washington etiquette: Like smoking a cigarette on camera, these days it is simply "not done."
SILICON VALLEY IS A VITAL NODE OF THE DEEP STATE
After Edward Snowden's revelations about the extent and depth of surveillance by the National Security Agency, it has become publicly evident that Silicon Valley is a vital node of the Deep State as well. Unlike military and intelligence contractors, Silicon Valley overwhelmingly sells to the private market, but its business is so important to the government that a strange relationship has emerged. While the government could simply dragoon the high technology companies to do the NSA's bidding, it would prefer cooperation with so important an engine of the nation's economy, perhaps with an implied quid pro quo. Perhaps this explains the extraordinary indulgence the government shows the Valley in intellectual property matters. If an American "jailbreaks" his smartphone (i.e., modifies it so that it can use a service provider other than the one dictated by the manufacturer), he could receive a fine of up to $500,000 and several years in prison; so much for a citizen's vaunted property rights to what he purchases. The libertarian pose of the Silicon Valley moguls, so carefully cultivated in their public relations, has always been a sham. Silicon Valley has long been tracking for commercial purposes the activities of every person who uses an electronic device, so it is hardly surprising that the Deep State should emulate the Valley and do the same for its own purposes. Nor is it surprising that it should conscript the Valley's assistance.
THE CENTER OF GRAVITY OF THE DEEP STATE IS FIRMLY SITUATED IN AND AROUND WASHINGTON D.C., THE RICHEST METRO AREA IN THE NATION
Still, despite the essential roles of lower Manhattan and Silicon Valley, the center of gravity of the Deep State is firmly situated in and around the Beltway. The Deep State's physical expansion and consolidation around the Beltway would seem to make a mockery of the frequent pronouncement that governance in Washington is dysfunctional and broken. That the secret and unaccountable Deep State floats freely above the gridlock between both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue is the paradox of American government in the 21st century: drone strikes, data mining, secret prisons and Panopticon-like control on the one hand; and on the other, the ordinary, visible parliamentary institutions of self-government declining to the status of a banana republic amid the gradual collapse of public infrastructure.
The results of this contradiction are not abstract, as a tour of the rotting, decaying, bankrupt cities of the American Midwest will attest. It is not even confined to those parts of the country left behind by a Washington Consensus that decreed the financialization and deindustrialization of the economy in the interests of efficiency and shareholder value. This paradox is evident even within the Beltway itself, the richest metropolitan area in the nation.  Although demographers and urban researchers invariably count Washington as a "world city," that is not always evident to those who live there. Virtually every time there is a severe summer thunderstorm, tens â or even hundreds â of thousands of residents lose power, often for many days. There are occasional water restrictions over wide areas because water mains, poorly constructed and inadequately maintained, have burst.  The Washington metropolitan area considers it a Herculean task just to build a rail link to its international airport â with luck it may be completed by 2018.
It is as if Hadrian's Wall was still fully manned and the fortifications along the border with Germania were never stronger, even as the city of Rome disintegrates from within and the life-sustaining aqueducts leading down from the hills begin to crumble. The governing classes of the Deep State may continue to deceive themselves with their dreams of Zeus-like omnipotence, but others do not. A 2013 Pew Poll that interviewed 38,000 people around the world found that in 23 of 39 countries surveyed, a plurality of respondents said they believed China already had or would in the future replace the United States as the world's top economic power.
The Deep State is the big story of our time. It is the red thread that runs through the war on terrorism, the financialization and deindustrialization of the American economy, the rise of a plutocratic social structure and political dysfunction. Washington is the headquarters of the Deep State, and its time in the sun as a rival to Rome, Constantinople or London may be term-limited by its overweening sense of self-importance and its habit, as Winwood Reade said of Rome, to "live upon its principal till ruin stared it in the face." "Living upon its principal," in this case, means that the Deep State has been extracting value from the American people in vampire-like fashion.
We are faced with two disagreeable implications.
1. First, that the Deep State is so heavily entrenched, so well protected by surveillance, firepower, money and its ability to co-opt resistance that it is almost impervious to change.
2. Second, that just as in so many previous empires, the Deep State is populated with those whose instinctive reaction to the failure of their policies is to double down on those very policies in the future. Iraq was a failure briefly camouflaged by the wholly propagandistic success of the so-called surge; this legerdemain allowed for the surge in Afghanistan, which equally came to naught. Undeterred by that failure, the functionaries of the Deep State plunged into Libya; the smoking rubble of the Benghazi consulate, rather than discouraging further misadventure, seemed merely to incite the itch to bomb Syria.
Will the Deep State ride on the back of the American people from failure to failure until the country itself, despite its huge reserves of human and material capital, is slowly exhausted? The dusty road of empire is strewn with the bones of former great powers that exhausted themselves in like manner.
IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE EDWARD SNOWDEN REVELATIONS, THERE ARE SIGNS OF RESISTANCE TO THE DEEP STATE
But, there are signs of resistance to the Deep State and its demands. In the aftermath of the Snowden revelations, the House narrowly failed to pass an amendment that would have defunded the NSA's warrantless collection of data from US persons. Shortly thereafter, the president, advocating yet another military intervention in the Middle East, this time in Syria, met with such overwhelming congressional skepticism that he changed the subject by grasping at a diplomatic lifeline thrown to him by Vladimir Putin. 
Has the visible, constitutional state, the one envisaged by Madison and the other Founders, finally begun to reassert itself against the claims and usurpations of the Deep State? To some extent, perhaps. The unfolding revelations of the scope of the NSA's warrantless surveillance have become so egregious that even institutional apologists such as Senator Dianne Feinstein have begun to backpedal â if only rhetorically â from their knee-jerk defense of the agency.
As more people begin to waken from the fearful and suggestible state that 9/11 created in their minds, it is possible that the Deep State's decade-old tactic of crying "terrorism!" every time it faces resistance is no longer eliciting the same Pavlovian response of meek obedience. And the American people, possibly even their legislators, are growing tired of endless quagmires in the Middle East.
But there is another more structural reason the Deep State may have peaked in the extent of its dominance. While it seems to float above the constitutional state, its essentially parasitic, extractive nature means that it is still tethered to the formal proceedings of governance. The Deep State thrives when there is tolerable functionality in the day-to-day operations of the federal government. As long as appropriations bills get passed on time, promotion lists get confirmed, black (i.e., secret) budgets get rubber-stamped, special tax subsidies for certain corporations are approved without controversy, as long as too many awkward questions are not asked, the gears of the hybrid state will mesh noiselessly. But when one house of Congress is taken over by tea party Wahhabites, life for the ruling class becomes more trying.
If there is anything the Deep State requires it is silent, uninterrupted cash flow and the confidence that things will go on as they have in the past. It is even willing to tolerate a degree of gridlock: Partisan mud wrestling over cultural issues may be a useful distraction from its agenda. But recent congressional antics involving sequestration, the government shutdown, and the threat of default over the debt ceiling extension have been disrupting that equilibrium. And an extreme gridlock dynamic has developed between the two parties such that continuing some level of sequestration is politically the least bad option for both parties, albeit for different reasons. As much as many Republicans might want to give budget relief to the organs of national security, they cannot fully reverse sequestration without the Democrats demanding revenue increases. And Democrats wanting to spend more on domestic discretionary programs cannot void sequestration on either domestic or defense programs without Republicans insisting on entitlement cuts.
WALL STREET'S FUNDING OF THE TEA PARTY TO ADVANCE ITS OWN PLUTOCRATIC AMBITIONS HAS BACKFIRED
So, for the foreseeable future, the Deep State must restrain its appetite for taxpayer dollars. Limited deals may soften sequestration, but agency requests will not likely be fully funded anytime soon. Even Wall Street's rentier operations have been affected: After helping finance the tea party to advance its own plutocratic ambitions, America's Big Money is now regretting the Frankenstein's monster it has created. Like children playing with dynamite, the tea party and its compulsion to drive the nation into credit default has alarmed the grown-ups commanding the heights of capital; the latter are now telling the politicians they thought they had hired to knock it off.
The House vote to defund the NSA's illegal surveillance programs was equally illustrative of the disruptive nature of the tea party insurgency. Civil liberties Democrats alone would never have come so close to victory; tea party stalwart Justin Amash (R-MI), who has also upset the business community for his debt-limit fundamentalism, was the lead Republican sponsor of the NSA amendment, and most of the Republicans who voted with him were aligned with the tea party.
SILICON VALLEY IS JUMPING SHIP FROM COOPERATING WITH THE DEEP STATE BECAUSE ADVERSE REACTIONS TO THE NSA SCANDALS THREATEN ITS PROFITS
The final factor is Silicon Valley. Owing to secrecy and obfuscation, it is hard to know how much of the NSA's relationship with the Valley is based on voluntary cooperation, how much is legal compulsion through FISA warrants and how much is a matter of the NSA surreptitiously breaking into technology companies' systems. Given the Valley's public relations requirement to mollify its customers who have privacy concerns, it is difficult to take the tech firms' libertarian protestations about government compromise of their systems at face value, especially since they engage in similar activity against their own customers for commercial purposes. That said, evidence is accumulating that Silicon Valley is losing billions in overseas business from companies, individuals and governments that want to maintain privacy. For high tech entrepreneurs, the cash nexus is ultimately more compelling than the Deep State's demand for patriotic cooperation. Even legal compulsion can be combatted: Unlike the individual citizen, tech firms have deep pockets and batteries of lawyers with which to fight government diktat.
This pushback has gone so far that on January 17, President Obama announced revisions to the NSA's data collection programs, including withdrawing the agency's custody of a domestic telephone record database, expanding requirements for judicial warrants, and ceasing to spy on (undefined) "friendly foreign leaders." Critics have denounced the changes as a cosmetic public relations move, but they are still significant in that the clamor has gotten so loud that the president feels the political need to address it.
When the contradictions within a ruling ideology are pushed too far, factionalism appears and that ideology begins slowly to crumble. Corporate oligarchs such as the Koch brothers are no longer entirely happy with the faux-populist political front group they helped fund and groom. Silicon Valley, for all the Ayn Rand-like tendencies of its major players, its offshoring strategies and its further exacerbation of income inequality, is now lobbying Congress to restrain the NSA, a core component of the Deep State. Some tech firms are moving to encrypt their data. High tech corporations and governments alike seek dominance over people though collection of personal data, but the corporations are jumping ship now that adverse public reaction to the NSA scandals threatens their profits.
THE TWIN IDOLS OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND CORPORATE POWER: SEVERING THE ARTERY OF THE MONEY BETWEEN THE CORPORATE COMPONENTS OF THE DEEP STATE AND THE FINANCIALLY-DEPENDENT ELECTED OFFICIALS
The outcome of all these developments is uncertain. The Deep State, based on the twin pillars of national security imperative and corporate hegemony, has until recently seemed unshakable and the latest events may only be a temporary perturbation in its trajectory. But history has a way of toppling the altars of the mighty. While the two great materialist and determinist ideologies of the twentieth century, Marxism and the Washington Consensus, successively decreed that the dictatorship of the proletariat and the dictatorship of the market were inevitable, the future is actually indeterminate. It may be that deep economic and social currents create the framework of history, but those currents can be channeled, eddied, or even reversed by circumstance, chance and human agency. We have only to reflect upon defunct glacial despotisms such as the USSR or East Germany to realize that nothing is forever.
Throughout history, state systems with outsized pretensions to power have reacted to their environments in two ways.
1. The first strategy, reflecting the ossification of its ruling elites, consists of repeating that nothing is wrong, that the status quo reflects the nation's unique good fortune in being favored by God, and that those calling for change are merely subversive troublemakers. As the French ancient rÃ©gime, the Romanov dynasty and the Habsburg emperors discovered, the strategy works splendidly for a while, particularly if one has a talent for dismissing unpleasant facts. The final results, however, are likely to be thoroughly disappointing.
2. The second strategy is one embraced to varying degrees and with differing goals, by figures of such contrasting personalities as Mustafa Kemal AtatÃ¼rk, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles de Gaulle and Deng Xiaoping. They were certainly not revolutionaries by temperament; if anything, their natures were conservative. But they understood that the political cultures in which they lived were fossilized and incapable of adapting to the times. In their drive to reform and modernize the political systems they inherited, their first obstacles to overcome were the outworn myths that encrusted the thinking of the elites of their time.
As the United States confronts its future after experiencing two failed wars, a precarious economy, and $17 trillion in accumulated debt, the national punditry has split into two camps.
1. The first, the declinists, sees a broken, dysfunctional political system incapable of reform and an economy soon to be overtaken by China.
2. The second, the reformers, offers a profusion of nostrums to turn the nation around: public financing of elections to sever the artery of money between the corporate components of the Deep State and financially dependent elected officials, government "insourcing" to reverse the tide of outsourcing of government functions and the conflicts of interest that it creates, a tax policy that values human labor over financial manipulation, and a trade policy that favors exporting manufactured goods over exporting investment capital.
All of that is necessary, but not sufficient. The Snowden revelations (the impact of which have been surprisingly strong), the derailed drive for military intervention in Syria, and a fractious Congress, whose dysfunction has begun to be a serious inconvenience to the Deep State, show that there is now a deep but as yet inchoate hunger for change. What America lacks is a figure with the serene self-confidence to tell us that the twin idols of national security and corporate power are outworn dogmas that have nothing more to offer us. Thus disenthralled, the people themselves will unravel the Deep State with surprising speed.
 The term "Deep State" was coined in Turkey and is said to be a system composed of high-level elements within the intelligence services, military, security, judiciary and organized crime. In British author John le CarrÃ©'s latest novel, A Delicate Truth, a character describes the Deep State as "â¦ the ever-expanding circle of non-governmental insiders from banking, industry and commerce who were cleared for highly classified information denied to large swathes of Whitehall and Westminster." I use the term to mean a hybrid association of elements of government and parts of top-level finance and industry that is effectively able to govern the United States without reference to the consent of the governed as expressed through the formal political process.
 Twenty-five years ago, the sociologist Robert Nisbet described this phenomenon as "the attribute of No Faultâ¦. Presidents, secretaries and generals and admirals in America seemingly subscribe to the doctrine that no fault ever attaches to policy and operations. This No Fault conviction prevents them from taking too seriously such notorious foul-ups as Desert One, Grenada, Lebanon and now the Persian Gulf." To his list we might add 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.
 The attitude of many members of Congress towards Wall Street was memorably expressed by Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), the incoming chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, in 2010: "In Washington, the view is that the banks are to be regulated, and my view is that Washington and the regulators are there to serve the banks."
 Beginning in 1988, every US president has been a graduate of Harvard or Yale. Beginning in 2000, every losing presidential candidate has been a Harvard or Yale graduate, with the exception of John McCain in 2008.
 In recent months, the American public has seen a vivid example of a Deep State operative marketing his ideology under the banner of pragmatism. Former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates â a one-time career CIA officer and deeply political Bush family retainerâ has camouflaged his retrospective defense of military escalations that have brought us nothing but casualties and fiscal grief as the straight-from-the-shoulder memoir from a plain-spoken son of Kansas who disdains Washington and its politicians.
 In 2008 the average federal worker earned twice that of his private-industry counterpart in wages and benefits: $120,000 per year versus $60,000. Federal pay and benefits are up 58% since 2000 compared to just 28% in the private sector. Of course, when you consider the massive productivity advantage government workers enjoy over their private counterparts, it all makes sense. WTF? Well, it's all the Democrats fault undoubtedly. Wait, looks like it was Bush. If you drive through Northern Virginia, you will find nearly entire neighborhoods of $500,000 to $900,000 homes owned by government workers or contractors. Then you can drive five streets over and find $200,000 to $400,000 homes owned by those who pay the salaries for those government employees. Itâs a fascinating distribution of wealth. Most government employees and contractors could not earn more than $60,000 on the free market. Their only chance to make that kind of money comes from having an employer that not only never has to make a profit but can forcibly take money through taxation. The answer is that both are deeply to blame. Don't be fooled. There's nary a difference between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to growth of government. Both parties are completely, sadistically, out of control. There is NO spending restraint on either side of the aisle, just hot air, promises, and purple unicorns. Oh and bubbles. [Public Servants Live Better Than the Public, and Federal Pay Continues to Skyrocket, The Daily Bail, October 26, 2009]
 Meanwhile, the US government took the lead in restoring Baghdad's sewer system at a cost of $7 billion.
 Obama's abrupt about-face suggests he may have been skeptical of military intervention in Syria all along, but only dropped that policy once Congress and Putin gave him the running room to do so. In 2009, he went ahead with the Afghanistan "surge" partly because General Petraeus' public relations campaign and back-channel lobbying on the Hill for implementation of his pet military strategy pre-empted other options. These incidents raise the disturbing question of how much the democratically elected president â or any president â sets the policy of the national security state and how much the policy is set for him by the professional operatives of that state who engineer faits accomplis that force his hand.
Deep Politics: Institutionalized Corruption at the Top and the Corporate Assault on Democracy (Excerpt Below)
DC insider Mike Lofgren has said that âThereâs a shadow government running the country, and itâs not up for re -election.â Defense expert William Arkin says that a âterrified government is destroying the constitution.â But neither of these individuals ever gets around to naming any names. From a reading of their accounts, one could only conclude that no actual, specific human beings are responsible, only vague institutions like Wall Street, the Military Industrial Complex, and a âterrified governmentâ. Obviously, however, institutions are made up â entirely â of human beings. And the good news is that sociologists know, to some degree, who they are. In this white paper we're going to introduce some key players to you, an d weâre also going to tell you what theyâve been up to the last few years. (Unfortunately, it could hardly be more alarming.)
One faction of the âshadow governmentâ is comprised of âdefenseâ contractors and revolving - door, ex -government âneo -consâ a l a Dick Cheney. Another faction is made up of executives of transnational financial institutions, corporations and banks. All are politically active; but, as weâll see, there exists an inner core which has long focused on the executive branch. More peripheral organizations, though related, and certainly significant, have other priorities.
The primary aim of this document is to provide a quick and very rough introduction to this inner core, which is largely (though, of course, not exclusively) responsible for many of the problems that concern most Americans. To do this weâll focus on the most tightly-integrated core players only.
The core faction in question is comprised of the CEOs of a relatively small group of cross-affiliated corporations, including, crucially, media corporations. Weâll refer to this Executive branch insider clique as the Business Roundtable/Council on Foreign Relations Nexus. (Because thatâs a bit of a mouthful, from this point forward weâll also just call it âthe Nexusâ or the âBRT/CFR Nexusâ.) Weâll see that these corporations have long cultivated an intimate relationship with the Executive branch (that is, the Presidency) of the United States, as well as with the NSA and (previously unknown) FBI mass-surveillance programs.
And weâll also see that they are a key force behind the âtrade accord â known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which Chris Hedges calls âthe most brazen corporate power grab in American history.â Because it would be easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees even in this sort of simplified account, it should be stated clearly that the âbrazen corporate power grabâ Hedges is talking about is, incredibly, like something straight out of a Bond movie: the CEOs and bankers involved are seeking nothing less than total global political, economic, and military control by the owners of transnational corporations and banks. If it passes, the TPP will hand over to them a big chunk of what they want on a silver platter.
|13 Ruling Families of the World, 13bloodlines.blogspot.com, March 25, 2009|
We are under the guise of a few men, a few men who seek to control, manipulate, deceive, brainwash, and exterminate us. They see it as a duty and obligation they must fulfill in order to grasp control of all facets of our lives. These areâ¦ the social engineers. Eugenics programs, monetary enslavement, media monopoly men. They are threatening to bring the whole world to its knees. America has dramatically fallen behind on the world scale. We are now more recognized by our financial meltdowns, increase in illness, poor education, and police state than anything else. - 1776 Freedom Fighters, July 9, 2011
The Secret Order of the IlluminatiBy Wes Penre, Illuminati-News.com
Who are the Real Boston Marathon Bombers? Part 2AFFIDAVIT, WRITTEN UNDER OATH, OF DZAMALY TSARNAEV, CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL CASE OF DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV
Before He Was Killed by Law Enforcement Employees, Boston Marathon Bombing Muslim Patsy, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Shouted, "We Didn't Do It," and His Brother and U.S. Citizen, Dzhokhar, While Hiding in a Boat from the Government Manhunt, Wrote: "US Government is Killing Our Innocent Civilians"
Mindful that this affidavit may be filed or displayed as an offer of proof with her authorization in public proceedings contemplated by the laws of the United States of America, and in reliance upon Title 28 of the United States Code, Section 1746, Dzhamaly Tsarnaev deposes and says:
I, Tsarnaev Dzhamaly Maazovich, born in 1954 year in the town of Tokmak, Kyrgyzstan, and at the present time residing in Russia, being the citizen of the Russian Federation. I am the paternal uncle of Anzor Tsarnaev, the father of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Anzorâs father, Zaindi Tsarnaev, now deceased, was my (first) cousin.
The verdict reached by the jury at the Boston court trial against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was unexpected for me and my relatives. From the first day, we possess multiple facts of the absolute non-involvement of the Tsarnaev brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, in the bombings at the Boston marathon.
For two years, starting from June 2013 to April 2015, me, personally, and members of my family, brother Said-Hussein, sisters Roza and Taus, as well as family members of Anzor Tsarnaev, repeatedly talked at the meetings that took place during the visits of defense lawyers appointed by the USA government to protect the legal interests of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in criminal proceedings. The lawyers and their invited experts to this case, as they introduced themselves to us, had visited Grozny (Chechnya) and Makhachkala (Dagestan), at the least fourteen times.
I had repeatedly personally met and talked with them. On some occasions, during the talks with lawyers and members of their team, I had participated together with Anzor and my other relatives. For two years, our meetings and the contents of conversations were, it seemed to me, of a strange nature. Representatives of the defense team for Dzhokhar were collecting information about everything: our way of life, our lives, the origin of the Tsarnaev family tree, where we work, what contacts we have. They were interested in everything, except the facts proving the innocence of the Tsarnaev brothers, to which we had unsuccessfully tried to draw the attention of defense, because we were openly ignored. Representatives of the defense team were confident in the innocence of the brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar; in particular, the lead defense lawyer Judy Clarke herself agreed, adding in the conversation, "we know it â they are innocent."
From the words of my brother, Said-Khussein Tsarnaev, I learned that on August 7, 2014 (it was their second visit to Grozny; the first visit took place in June 2014), at the meeting with representatives of the defense team, which took place at the hotel "Grozny â City", Charlene, who presented herself as an independent investigator involved in the case by Dzhokhar's lawyers; Jane, presented as a social worker and psychologist; and Olga (a translator from New Jersey, who arrived with the team), translating the conversation, openly admitted to my brother that they knew that Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were not guilty of the bombings, and with this they were apologizing that the Tsarnaevs have had to endure the tragedy involving criminal allegations.
My last personal conversation with the representative of Dzhokhar's lawyers team, Alicia, introduced to me as assistant to the state-appointed defense attorney, during which I had to speak through an interpreter named Elena, a Russian by birth and supposedly residing in the United States, took place on April 14, 2015, in Moscow.
The details of that meeting are as follows: on April 10, 2015, I was in the city of Orel, where I live with my wife and children, and Elena called me on behalf of Alicia and requested to come on April 13, 2015 to Moscow for a very serious conversation. The distance from Orel to Moscow is 420 kilometers (c. 260 miles), but considering that the conversation was promised to be "very serious", thereby suggesting that it may also be important for Dzhokhar, I took the journey to meet with Alicia on the specified date.
I had met with Alicia and Elena on April 14, 2015 at noon in the hall of the "Ararat â Hyatt" hotel. Later we moved to a cafe on the second floor. Our conversation lasted around 40 minutes. And suddenly Alicia said to me, "Dzhokhar's guilt has been proven by the prosecution in court, please convince Dzhokhar to take the blame for the bombings in the marathon so that he is not given the death penalty." I was shocked by her revelation and request, and said, "what are you talking about, we and you both know that the boys are innocent and there is a lot of conclusive evidence of it, and representatives of the defense, who visited earlier in Dagestan and Chechnya, admitted to us that they had known themselves that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar were not involved in the Boston bombings." To this Alicia had stated, "If Dzhokhar does not accept the guilt and does not express remorse, then the court will issue him a death sentence, however Dzhokhar is insisting upon his own, that he is ready to die rather than allow for Tamerlan to be blamed for the bombings and to plead guilty for himself and his brother."
I knew from Dzhokhar's parents at the same time in March-April 2015 that Dzhokhar had told them that he was ready to die, however his mother, Zubeidat, presented this readiness to us in her own interpretation, as it sounded in her words "he is ready to die for the sake of Allah", hiding the true reason behind Dzhokhar's words, giving his words and actions some sign of religiosity.
Only after talking to Alicia it became perfectly clear to me why Dzhokhar says such words. I realized that, unfortunately, Dzhokhar's mother did not fully divulge what might be hidden behind the words of "Dzhokhar's readiness to die." Now I am convinced that Dzhokhar, knowing of his innocence in the bombings, having lost any hope for a fair trial, seeing inaction and complete lack of legal defense, insists upon his readiness to face a death sentence rather than accept the blame for the bombings, which neither he nor his brother had committed.
I asked Alicia to explain why the defense was not using in the court proceedings the commonly known facts of the non-involvement and innocence of the Tsarnaev brothers. I stated that it should be known to her that in the USA many innocent people were sentenced to life imprisonment and given the death penalty, who after 30 and 40 years had been exonerated from crimes and released free, and to avoid this happening to Dzhokhar, I called on her of the necessity to involve all potential witnesses, whom under various pretexts the FBI had isolated, so that they are not allowed to testify in favor of the defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. At that same moment I had admitted to Alicia that we have collected many documents proving the complete innocence of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar and that we intended to present them to the court. Alicia asked if I could show her these documents. I categorically refused to show them, and said that I shall present them in the right place and at the right time. After this she asked, "How do you intend to bring them into the USA?" At that time, US visas were supposedly being arranged for the Tsarnaevs, including myself; in any case, Alicia on the previous visit in February 2015 had collected from us the information, passport details and photos of me and my sister, Roza Tsarnaeva. Later, Alicia repeatedly consulted with us, saying "you will be able to travel, your documents will soon be ready, do not refuse the trip." We did not intend to abandon the trip, as we were determined to take part in the trial by presenting the evidence of the brothers' innocence through Dzhokhar's lawyers.
After my conversation with Alicia held on April 14, 2015 in Moscow, the Tsarnaevs were refused entry visas to the United States for participation in the court trial. It is exactly for this reason that not a single representative of the Tsarnaev family had been present at the court trial in Boston.
Signature ___________________________ Dzhamaly Tsarnaev
EMERGENCY! FBI Boston Covery-up Bigger Than 9/11
Five weeks after the Boston Marathon bombings, "new details" emerged, with police claiming that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed on Laurel Street in Watertown, Massachusetts around 1:00 AM on April 19, 2013, after he "walked toward law enforcement officers, firing his gun until he appeared to run out of bullets." Although there were many police vehicles on Laurel Street in Watertown, no footage from their dashboard cameras was released to the public. It was never reported whether or not any police officers on the scene were wearing body cameras. The shootout at Watertown lasted less than 10 minutes, with explosive devices going off in addition to gunfire.
UPDATE: Naked man arrest in Watertown, MA related to Boston Marathon Bombings
CNN was at the scene, as was photojournalist Gabe Ramirez (video above). He said he was on Nichols and Dexter Streets, along with a couple of other journalists, and it was a chaotic scene, with police from a multitude of agencies, all with their weapons drawn, pointing at a vehicle that they couldn't see from their vantage point. They were screaming for somebody to put his hands up and to get out of the car. At some point, Tamerlan did do that because they could then see that the officers were relaxing. They ordered him to take off all his clothes, including his underwear. He and the other journalists still couldn't see the car or the suspect while this was happening. They first saw Tamerlan when police brought him to a police car, and they could see that Tamerlan was completely naked and handcuffed from behind when they put him into a police car. Some time later several FBI agents arrived. Tamerlan was put in pants and a jacket by then but they could see that he was still barefoot when FBI agents removed him from the police vehicle. The FBI agents walked him over to a building and put him up against it as they shined flashlights in his face, and it looked like they were taking photos of him. Then they walked him back to the police vehicle and started to question him for 5 to 10 minutes, before putting him back into the vehicle. The report abruptly ends without getting all the details from Gabe; however, he said he had captured what he witnessed on film. That footage was never released to the public and was not presented at Dzhokhar's trial.
The following is an excerpt from the transcript of CNN's live coverage of the scene in Watertown, which aired on April 19, 2013 - 02:00 AM ET.
GRIFFIN: Gabe Ramirez, a photo journalist, arrived in time to see that arrest taking place. A suspect, a white male suspect, was told to strip completely naked. Those are the pictures we have. And we are not showing to you them because we basically have to blur certain parts of that. That person is marched, escorted by four police officers into a police vehicle and escorted away in that police vehicle. That is how that arrest took place.New Witness of Naked Suspect (Marathon Bombing: Seth Mnookin)
Another witness, award-winning journalist and author, Seth Mnookin, saw police arrest a naked and uninjured Tamerlan (video above). He said there were well over 100 police in tactical gear, at least a half dozen different agencies, including the FBI, multiple SWAT trucks and bomb squad trucks, and officers in camouflage gear. Law enforcement immediately told the press that there was a logical connection between the killing of MIT police officer Sean Collier, the carjacking, and the suspects being surrounded in Watertown.
Another witness to the shootout in Watertown called into a radio station and said that she and others with her in her home on Dexter Street saw the first suspect (Tamerlan) get hit (not run-over) by a police SUV and then after he was hit get shot multiple times, and minutes later an ambulance arrived and they put him into it. She said she did not see the first suspect (Tamerlan) fire a gun. She said that from the injuries he received, he was probably dead when he was put into the ambulance.
Patriots Day (2016) : Original footages? And death of the old...
as pronounced dead at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, and that "doctors there said the suspect was in cardiac arrest when he arrived, with multiple gunshot wounds and trauma on his trunk from an explosion." The photo of his deceased body (see Who are the Real Boston Marathon Bombers? Part 2) matches this early report, not the later reports claiming Dzhokhar ran over Tamerlans's body with a carjacked SUV.
There are no witnesses or surveillance footage of the alleged carjacking, but there is audio from a police scanner, with officers saying that at least one suspect was in an SUV stolen from the State police:
"We have the gold cars in route to Watertown. I think they have a stolen truck from the State police. Be advised, another shot being fired in our stolen SUV from the State police. Copy, stolen SUV from State police... We're on the area of Laurel Street, suspects are here. We have a report there are explosives here on the scene. Definitely hand grenades and automatic gunfire. Dexter and Laurel."911WhatYouMightHaveMissed reported on a recording of police radio as the events unfolded, which indicates that after Tamerlan was wounded by an explosive device and shot multiple times by police (which coincides with the early USA TODAY report), Dzhokhar, in an attempt to escape, stole a police SUV that was at the Watertown scene (or police were confused and he tried to escape in the stolen SUV) :
"Shots fired Dexter Street, loud explosives in between houses. Stolen police SUV. Plenty of officers here so expand perimeter. We have one in custody at gunpoint. We are at Spruce and Laurel. Need description of suspect at large. We're headed to the hospital with one of the suspects at Beth Israel."Dun âDannyâ Meng's story includes an unbelievable confession from Tamerlan:
âHe asked me a question, like, âDo you know the Boston explosion on Monday?â I said, âyes.â He said, you know, âI did that. And I just killed a policeman in Cambridge.ââSibel Edmonds on the Boston Bombing: The US roots of "Chenchen"
Taking the facts above into consideration, the logical conclusion is that Tamerlan, after being forced to strip naked, was taken alive, handcuffed and put into a police vehicle. He then was given pants and a jacket. When the FBI arrived on the scene a few minutes later, they escorted him from the police vehicle to the side of a building, where they photographed him. They then returned him to the vehicle and questioned him for 5 to 10 minutes. At some point, he was removed from the police car and was hit, not run over, by a police SUV that Dzhokhar stole from the scene in an attempt to escape (or the police were confused and he was in the stolen SUV). An unarmed Tamerlan was then shot multiple times and was wounded by an explosive device, after being questioned, naked, in Watertown by the FBI..
The story told by Danny about Tamerlan confessing to shooting the MIT officer is a concoction by the FBI. Also concocted by the FBI is Stephen Silva's testimony that he loaned Dzhokhar the Ruger P95 9mm pistol used to kill MIT police officer Sean Collier (see comments to this blog post on Silva's plea deal with the feds in exchange for his testimony at Tsarnaev's trial). Neither of the Tsarnaev brothers had a gun and neither of them shot Collier (see comments to this blog post about the 7-11 robbery). This is confirmed by MIT's online edition of The Tech, which reported on April 18, 2013, that the gun used to shoot Collier was recovered at the scene of the shooting, and the fact the authorities claimed that the Ruger allegedly used by the Tsarnaevs to shoot Collier was also used to shoot officers in Watertown.
MIT police officer shot near Stata Center, confirmed deadThe shootout on Laurel Street in Watertown was one-sided (as was the shootout later that day at the boat Dzhokhar was hiding in), all coming from various law enforcement agencies, including the FBI.
Ibragim Todashev is an example of what could happen if you don't cooperate with the feds. On May 22, 2013, five weeks after the Boston Marathon bombings, Todashev was shot and killed by FBI agents in his Orlando apartment after allegedly admitting that he and Tamerlan killed three of Tamerlanâs friends in what appeared to be a drug deal gone wrong in 2011.
One of Dzhokhar's friend was targeted by the feds and reached a plea deal to shorten his sentence. In July 2014, after telling police during a November 2013 marijuana bust, âI smoke a lot of weed every day because my best friend was the bomber,â Stephen Silva, a childhood friend of Dzhokhar, was arrested for dealing heroin and for possession of a firearm with a partially obliterated serial number (the Ruger 9mm pistol used to kill Collier). He pleaded guilty to the drug and gun charges in a plea deal with federal prosecutors. The deal included him testifying at Dzhokhar's trial that he loaned him the gun used to kill MIT Officer Sean Collier. In exchange for this testimony, the 40-year sentence he faces could be reduced to five years (see the comment on this blog post starting at 8:38 AM on May 14 for history on the gun).
Prior to July 2014, one of the lingering questions since the Boston Marathon bombings was, "Where did the suspects get the gun that authorities say they used to kill a university police officer?" In July 2014, when Silva was indicted, investigators immediately disclosed to the press that Silva supplied his friend Dzhokhar with the weapon. A July 23, 2014 report quoted anonymous sources: "The 9 mm Ruger pistol described in the indictment is the same handgun that was used to kill Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier during the manhunt for the bombing suspects, according to the two people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation."
Attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (who goes by the name "Jahar") argued in court motions that his older brother Tamerlan had been approached by the FBI to become an informant in the Boston region. The court request said âthe FBI made more than one visit to talk with Tamerlan and his parents, Anzor and Zubeidat, to question Tamerlan about his internet searches and to ask him to be an informant, reporting on the Chechen and Muslim community,â according to WBUR Boston. RT.com reported on March 29, 2014 that in court motions the defense speculated that Tamerlan may have misinterpreted the intention of the conversations with the FBI, which may have acted as a âstressor that increased his paranoia and distress.â
Adam Goldman, and others at the Associated Press, attempted to piece together the story of Tamerlan. According to their article, family members said in the years before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan fell under the influence of a new friend, a slightly older, heavyset bald man with a long reddish beard who was a Muslim convert. Known by the Tsarnaev family only as Misha, he steered a religiously apathetic Tamerlan toward a strict strain of Islam. Under Misha's tutelage, Tamerlan gave up boxing and stopped studying music, his family said. He began opposing the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He turned to websites and literature claiming that the CIA was behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and Jews controlled the world.
Elmirza Khozhugov, who was married to Tamerlan and Dzhokhar's sister Ailina, testified at Dzhokhar's trial on May 6, 2015, from the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan. He said that when he was still married to Ailina, the couple spent a lot of time at the Tsarnaev family apartment in Cambridge. He testified that Misha, a friend of Tamerlan, taught him about Islam, suggested books to read, offered his own views. CNN reported on Khozhugov's testimony:
Tamerlan once introduced Khozhugov to an Armenian friend who was a convert to Islam. His name was Misha, and he was a mentor of sorts to Tamerlan, Khozhugov said. Zubeidat Tsarnaeva [Tamerlan and Dzhokhar's mother] welcomed Misha, who engaged in conversations about religion and politics. Tamerlan started to change during his friendship with Misha. He quit boxing and an acting class, Khozhugov said. He lost interest in music and began talking about conspiracy theories he picked up on the Internet. "He particularly told me that Misha told him it was not appropriate in Islam to box and that is why he stopped," he said.Walter Katz, writing for The Week, commented on Misha being an FBI handler who radicalized Tameralan:
"It would be disturbing if Tamerlan Tsarnaev â and by extension his brother â was the product of an abandoned government sting operation, for we will never know if Tamerlan would have set on down the path of radicalism without the guiding hand of the red-bearded Misha."Several members of the extended Tsarnaev family raised the possibility that a specific person was responsible for Tamerlanâs radicalization. Some accused the mysterious figure named âMishaâ of encouraging Tamerlanâs zealousness. âIt started in 2009. And it started right there, in Cambridge,â Tamerlanâs uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, said after the attacks. âThis person just took his brain. He just brainwashed him completely.â Zubeidat, the brothers mother, explicitly credited Misha with opening her eyes to Islam: âI wasnât praying until he prayed in our house, so I just got really ashamed that I am not praying, being a Muslim, being born Muslim,â she said. âI am not praying. Misha, who converted, was praying.â These accusations set off a frenzied search for the Armenian convert to Islam.
In late April 2013, FBI sources said that they believed they had located Misha and interviewed him, but journalists were unable to track him down. However, in April 2013, New York Review of Books journalist Christian Caryl tracked down Misha, the Armenian Muslim convert accused of brainwashing Tamerlan. Although there is no photo available online for Misha, whose full name is Mikhail Allakhverdov, he was described in April 2013 as a chubby 39-year-old man of medium height with a thin, reddish-blond beard who lived with his elderly parents in an modest, tiny apartment in a lower-middle-class neighborhood in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Allakhverdov's family â his father is an Armenian Christian and his mother is Ukrainian â reportedly moved to the U.S. from Azerbaijan's capital of Baku in the early 90s to escape growing persecution of Armenian Christians there.
Allakhverdov told Christian Caryl that he had known Tamerlan in Boston, where he lived until about 2009 or 2010, and that he had not had any contact with him since. Allakhverdov denied brainwashing the 26-year-old suspect, as alleged by the Tsarnaev's uncle Ruslan Tsarni. He denied having ever met the family members who were accusing him of radicalizing Tamerlan. "I wasn't his teacher. If I had been his teacher, I would have made sure he never did anything like this," Allakhverdov told Caryl. He confirmed he was a Muslim convert and said he has been cooperating with the FBI. "I gave them [FBI] my computer and my phone and everything they wanted to show I haven't done anything. They said they are about to return them to me. The agents who talked to me told me they are about to close my case," Allakhverdov said. He was eventually cleared by the FBI in the bomb plot.
The Tsarnaevs had rare family connections inside the American "deep state" that got their asylum application some special string-pulling. The only reporter who followed up on the deep state link [the state within a state, the shadow government, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions, which rules the U.S.] is Daniel Hopsicker of Mad Cow Morning News. In "âUncle Ruslanâ aided terrorists from CIA officialâs home," he seems to demonstrate that the Congress of Chechen International Organizations was registered in 1995 by Ruslan Tsarni (the Tsarnaev's father's brother, who early in the investigation called them losers â see Who are the Real Boston Marathon Bombers? Part 2) out of the house of his then father-in-law Graham Fuller, the former vice chairman of the CIA's National Intelligence Council. And Hopsicker has a copy of a letter suggesting that Uncle Ruslan's NGO played middleman to deliver 2,500 pairs of combat boots to Chechen rebels from the Al-Qaeda front Benevolence International. They went to Sheik Fathi, a Jordanian of Chechen descent, who had spent 10 years fighting in Afghanistan. Since the postman would presumably deliver mail for Uncle Ruslan's operation to Mr. Fuller's mailbox, it's hard to imagine that Fuller, a Central Asian expert, was oblivious to the organization's general existence, although it's hard to say how much more deeply he was involved. [Uncle Ruslan's org funneled military supplies from Al-Qaeda to Chechen rebels]
During Dzhokhar's trial, the prosecution diverted public attention from the role others may have played in the attack. Dzhokhar did not take the stand on his behalf; therefore, the public was not able to learn more about his brotherâs involvement with the feds. Instead, Dzhokharâs attorneys admitted his guilt in opening and closing arguments. According to Lara Turner, his attorneys scuttled any attempt to use the trial as a truth-seeking mission:
The FBI has asserted that the Tsarnaev brothers were never sources for the agency nor did it attempt to recruit them as sources. But, after recent independent investigations, itâs no longer the purview of skeptics to wonder about the true nature of the FBIâs involvement with two young, arguably down-on-their-luck Muslims hailing from a region â Chechnya â rife with turmoil. In fact, the FBI commonly seeks out these types of young men for help as informants and to lead stings.Researcher Trevor Aaronson, author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBIâs Manufactured War on Terrorism, says that nearly half of the 508 defendants prosecuted for terrorism-related incidents between 9/11 and 2011 were prompted to act by informants â who were paid as much as $100,000 per assignment. Sting operations resulted in the prosecutions of 158 defendants. Among the most high-profile plots of the last decade investigated by Aaronson, only three lacked FBI involvement. According to Aaronson:
The sting is typically started with the FBI assigning an informant, "posing as a radical," to approach "the target." As the relationship develops, "the operative will propose a plot, provide explosives, even lead the target in a fake oath to Al Qaeda. Once enough incriminating information has been gathered, there's an arrest â and a press conference announcing another foiled plot." The question always remains, though, to what degree the plots come about from the target's own mind rather than through the machinations of the informant/agent provocateur.Author and journalist Masha Gessen ponders the question of a cover-up in her book about the case, The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy, released on April 7, 2015. Gessen suggests that the FBI deliberately kept police at armâs length as they were pursuing the brothers âbecause it needed to ensure that no other law enforcement got to Tamerlan Tsarnaev before the FBI had captured â or killed â him. In other words, the explanation that best fits the facts is a cover-up.â
Scott Creighton asked the question: Why would the FBI need to enlist our help to identify someone they fully investigated in 2011? The following is an excerpt from his report.
If you take the statements made by the family members of the Tsarnaev brothers separately you come to the understanding that something is horribly wrong with the official story of what happened at the Boston marathon bombing. You just canât put your finger on it.The government threatened the Tsarnaevs' associates with deportation or prosecution on trumped up charges if they didn't cooperate in framing them.
Chinese national Dun "Danny" Meng most certainly was threatened to give false testimony. Meng, who was, and still is, in the U.S. on a work visa, testified for the prosecution.
On April 3, 2015, U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick said that Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, must turn over documents and electronic correspondence to a defense lawyer whose client, Paul Ceglia, claims 50 percent ownership in the social media giant. U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick ordered Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to relinquish by April 6th documents that were requested by Ceglia's lawyer, Robert Ross Fogg.
Ceglia filed a civil lawsuit against Zuckerberg on June 30, 2010, three months after the movie, The Social Network, based on the founding of Facebook, opened in theaters (it opened on October 1, 2010), claiming that an April 23, 2003 contract (Document 415, Exhibit 2) between Ceglia and Zuckerberg gave Ceglia 50 percent ownership in "the face book" project, as well as an additional 1% ownership of the project per day for every day that the project remained uncompleted past a certain launch date. Ceglia says he originally paid Zuckerberg $1,000 by check and then an additional $1,000 in November 2003.
When the lawsuit and the purported contract came to light, Facebook dismissed the whole thing as a fabrication. Specifically, Facebook said the "StreetFax" part of the contract was real but the rest had been doctored to include mention of "the face book."
Zuckerberg acknowleges the April 23, 2003 contract with Ceglia included writing program code for "StreetFax" but denies the contract included any mention of Facebook. He claims he didn't come up with the idea for Facebook until months after he responded to Ceglia's online help-wanted ad and signed a contract agreeing to create some software for him.
In early August 2011, Facebook's lawyers claimed they unearthed the "original" contract on Ceglia's parent's computer in the form of a TIFF file, with "page one" of the image being different from "page one" of the contract on paper that Ceglia submitted as the authentic contract signed on April 23, 2003. Two weeks later, on August 15, 2011, while Ceglia was in Ireland, and a day before motions were scheduled to begin, Facebook's lawyers submitted to the court the "StreetFax" contract.
The following is part of the court filing by Facebook's lawyers late on the night of August 15, 2011 as reported by The Evening Tribune:
âThis Court should grant Defendantsâ cross-motion to compel, deny Cegliaâs motion to compel, and award Defendants all other relief, including attorneysâ fees, to which they may be entitled.
âThe court-ordered forensic testing has uncovered the authentic contract between Mark Zuckerberg and StreetFax that Ceglia attempted to conceal. This smoking-gun evidence confirms what Defendants have said all along: the purported contract attached to the complaint is an outright fabrication. The authentic contract â which mentions only StreetFax and has nothing to do with Facebook â was found embedded in the electronic data from 2004 on Cegliaâs computer. See Aug. 15 Southwell Decl., Ex. A. This Court has now rejected Cegliaâs desperate effort to suppress the authentic contract by overruling his baseless confidentiality designations. Ceglia has no explanation for his fraud on the Court and does not even attempt to explain how his manufactured case can continue in the face of the authentic contract.
âThe forensic analysis also revealed that Ceglia has been willfully concealing six USB or other removable storage devices containing highly relevant documents such as âZuckerberg Contract page1.tifâ and a folder entitled âFacebook Files.â Ceglia now claims â incredibly and outrageously â that he is âunable to locate these devices.âClose-Up of a Faxed Version of the Ceglia "Work for Hire" Facebook Contract Signed by Zuckerberg on April 23, 2003
A Portion of Ceglia's "Work for Hire" Facebook Contract on the Left and the TIFF "StreetFax"Image That Facebook Claims to Have Unearthed on Ceglia's Parent's Hard Drive
Excerpt from the Declaration by Document Expert James A. Blanco That The Ceglia "Work for Hire" Facebook Contract is Authentic
The Ceglia Two-Page "Work for Hire" Facebook Contract Between Ceglia and Zuckerburg Signed on April 23, 2003 (Quality of the Hand-written Portion Has Diminished Due to Extensive Processing and Exposure to UV Light by Facebook Experts When Examining the Document for 18 Hours)
Sometime in 2011, DLA Piper, a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers in more than 30 countries, had signed on to represent Ceglia in his case against Facebook in Zuckerberg. DLA Piper said that they did hours of due diligence on Ceglia's Facebook suit before even taking it on.
Ceglia produced a string of emails with Zuckerberg that Ceglia validate his 50 percent ownership of Facebook. About two months after Ceglia filed the emails with the court, DLA Piper withdrew from the case, saying: âWe have withdrawn from the case and no longer represent Paul Ceglia. Due to our attorney-client privilege obligations, there will be no further comment.â Facebook claims the emails are fake. Click here for Business Insider's analysis of the contract and click here for the alleged e-mails between Ceglia and Zuckerberg.
Disregarding Ceglia's evidence authenticating the contract in his civil action against Zuckerberg, the U.S. government on October 25, 2012 criminally charged him for wire and mail fraud. The charges carry a maximum 40-year prison term. The government's complaint accuses Ceglia of altering the contract and inventing emails that didn't exist. According to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office in New York City, Ceglia "doctored, fabricated, and destroyed evidence to support his false claim."
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preetinder "Preet" Bharara â who was formerly with the law firm representing Zuckerberg and Facebook in these civil appeals â defending the indictment on wire fraud, stating: âAs alleged, by marching into federal court for a quick payday based on a blatant forgery, Paul Ceglia has bought himself another day in federal court for attempting a multi-billion dollar fraud against Facebook and its CEO. Cegliaâs alleged conduct not only constitutes a massive fraud attempt, but also an attempted corruption of our legal system through the manufacture of false evidence. That is always intolerable. Dressing up a fraud as a lawsuit does not immunize you from prosecution.â
Randall C. Till, the Inspector-in-Charge of the New York Office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) said: âWhen Mr. Ceglia allegedly decided to take advantage of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, he underestimated the resolve of the Postal Inspection Service to bring him to justice for illegal use of the U.S. Mail.âCeglia has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges of fraud.
Facebook's lawyers claim Ceglia replaced the first page of the real contract he signed with Zuckerberg with another page that was "doctored" to include Facebook references. However, Ceglia had nine experts who declared that the contract is authentic, but this evidence was disregarded by the court. Also disregarded by the court was the testimony of an polygraph examiner certified in Polygraph Science (Forensic Psychophysiology), who is a full member of the American Polygraph Association and American Association of Police Polygraphists and who received a certification of specialized training from the American Polygraph Association. The expert said the questions asked during the polygraph examination were designed to determine whether Ceglia had forged or doctored the contract. After conducting three polygraph exams of Ceglia on June 11, 2011, which paid particular attention to the authenticity of the "Work for Hire" Facebook Contract between Ceglia and Zuckerberg dated April 28, 2003, the examiner found conclusively that there was "no deception."
Ceglia claims that Zuckerberg hacked his parent's computer and planted a fabricated TIFF image of the contract onto the hard drive, and also that Zuckerberg deleted e-mails between them two of them from his own computers. It certainly seems probable that the founder of Facebook who hacked the Harvard network as a teenager could do this. Not only is the pattern of Zuckenberg's behavior consistent with all of this, it is also consistent with the speculation that Zuckenberg or Facebook used law firm connections to preemptively go after Ceglia, who was endeavoring in a business which by definition would be at risk for working capital problems, and doing so at a time when the economy was in a tailspin. If you want to understand the behavior of someone like Zuckenberg, whose alleged conduct while at Harvard included felony hacking and serious fraud against others, you need to think outside the box. With the array of "services" available from large, greedy law firms in the U.S., does anyone with any experience in the real world think that it is entirely possible that the accusation and prosecution of Ceglia over a failing wood pellet business was possibly manipulated?
Below is a full email that Ceglia sent to ZDNet on August 16, 2011, with original spacing, spelling, and grammar errors left intact:
We have known about this photoshopped "image" for some time and i willingly handed it over to them, now they claim it is the original and that there are other files I'm intentionally not handing over, when I gave over their doctored page 1.. It's laughable... they make this stuff up as they go along.On March 26, 2013, in a court filing, U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio recommended that Facebook's motion to dismiss the lawsuit be granted, pointing to "clear and convincing evidence" that the 2003 contract between Ceglia and Zuckerberg is a "recently created fabrication." The judge said the contract in question between Zuckerberg and Ceglia was a "fabrication" and that Ceglia "knows it." In a 155-page recommendation, Foschio said Ceglia's arguments largely consisted of "self-defeating inconsistencies" that established the "fraudulent nature" of his claims. The case (#14-1365), which was referred to Foschio by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara, on May 2, 2011, for pretrial matters, went back to Arcara to decide whether to approve Foschio's recommendation for dismissal.
A year later, on March 25, 2014, U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara in Buffalo dismissed Ceglia's lawsuit against Zuckerberg and Facebook on the grounds that the contract was a "fabrication" and there was spoliation of evidence. Additionally, a federal judge in Manhattan refused to dismiss the indictment charging Ceglia with mail and wire fraud. The judge in a separate ruling dismissed a lawsuit by Ceglia seeking to prevent Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara from prosecuting him for the Facebook lawsuit.
Ceglia's lawyers, Joseph Alioto and Gil Messina, are appealing the judge's decision to dismiss his civil lawsuit against Zuckerberg and Facebook â the lawsuit that ended up as the basis for the criminal charges. The following is an excerpt from the appeal.
The criminal prosecution was commenced while the Facebook Action was pending and it was brought in a district distant from where the civil case was being litigated. The criminal prosecution was instigated, it is believed, by Zuckerberg and Facebook because of the incestuous relationship between their attorneys and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preetinder "Preet" Bharara, who was formerly with the law firm representing Zuckerberg and Facebook in these civil appeals. At the time Ceglia was arrested, the U.S. Attorney made extrajudicial comments stating, âDressing up a fraud as a lawsuit does not immunize you from prosecution.âOn or about March 6, 2015, with his May 4 trial for wire and mail fraud approaching, Ceglia, 41, sliced off his GPS ankle monitor and affixed it to a crudely built contraption in his rural New York home "in order to give the appearance that he was still present and moving within his home" (see image below). [As part of Ceglia's $250,000 bail conditions, he was required to wear a GPS electronic monitoring device around his ankle.]
Ceglia has been declared a fugitive. The U.S. Marshals Service, which is offering a $5,000 reward for