Thursday, 18 December 2014

How to Avoid the Next Obama - Larry Pinkney on The Eyeopener


Larry Pinkney of BlackActivistWG.org joins us today to discuss how and why so many well-meaning Americans were bamboozled by Obama's "hope and change" routine in 2008. We discuss the failed establishment left/right paradigm and how the misleaders of the left who rally their flock around the Democrat flag every election cycle, as well as how community activism can lift us out of the cycle of abuse inflicted on the people by the political machine.



Pay attention to details. Don't be deceived by propaganda. It was easy to understand that Obama was going to be a corrupt leader in 2008 when you examined facts. Go for third party candidates and get involved in local Government to gain control of your area so that the established parties are put out of the picture.

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John Pilger - Obama Is A Corporate Marketing Creation


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 18th, 2014.]

Michael Rivero - Dec. 15, 2014 - Harper Government to Outlaw Peaceful Protests?


Torture Report: US used same terms and excuses as Nazis



The Sydney incident mentioned at the start of the show seems to be the work of a mentally unstable person and not a false flag, or organised terrorism. The clip is a great summary of recent events happening around the world.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 18th, 2014.]

Pro-Israel American Conservative: Thank God for ISIS... US Will Be in Middle East Forever


Speaking on a panel about “Obama’s assault on the military” at David Horowitz’s Restoration Weekend last month, Family Research Council executive vice president Jerry Boykin lamented that “people are not paying enough attention” to “the destruction of our military” under President Obama, adding, “thank God for ISIS” for bringing attention to it.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 18th, 2014.]

Russian Ruble Collapse, Higher Interest Rates Not Helping


The Russian ruble continues to plummet, despite the central bank's latest move to defend the currency. Overnight, interest rates here hiked to 17%. At first that brought some relief - but then the ruble quickly lost those early gains.



As reported in the online media, we have entered a stage of currency wars. The pressure here will be used to influence Russian action in Ukraine. If Washington could, they would implement regime change in Russia.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 18th, 2014.]

Nasa Finds Evidence of 'Life on Mars'


Evidence of life on Mars could have been found by Nasa's Curiosity Rover.

One of the instruments on the robot found mysterious spikes of methane that cannot easily be explained by geology or other theories. Scientists can’t be sure what is causing the spikes, but it is possible that it could be very small, bacteria-like living organisms.

If the gas is coming from living, breathing microbes then it would mark one of the biggest discoveries in history.

Scientists have said that the rover now has to test and re-test the possibility of life.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-finds-evidence-of-life-on-mars-9929510.html

NASA has been dishonest in its characterisation of Mars. For instance, the atmosphere is much thicker than they claim featuring a pale blue sky. This post explains the deception: The Martian Atmosphere Must be Thicker Than We've been Told

Furthermore, Mike Rivero at Whatreallyhappened.com has pointed out that the data from Viking missions to Mars in the 1970s almost certainly uncovered evidence of Martian microbes in the soil:
Back in 1976 the Viking Landers carried two different experiments to detect life. The first took a sample of Martian soil and dropped it into a generic nutrient solution tagged with a radioactive isotope and waited for radioactive gas to be released by metabolic processes. This experiment showed a positive result.

The second experiment was a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer that heated a sample of Martian soil to cause large organic molecules to leave the soil and be drawn into a mass spectrometer, but unlike the inorganic mass spectrometer the heat was kept low enough to not cause the molecules themselves to come apart. This experiment returned a negative for the organic molecules it was designed to detect.

NASA was faced with one positive and one negative result. Most of us sitting at those consoles were convinced the positive needed to be given priority.

NASA was under a huge amount of public pressure over the issue of life on Mars. In particular the Buy-bull bangers were adamant that there could not possibly be life on Mars because the Bible did not mention it, and life on other planets meant Earth was not special in the eyes of whatever gods were being prayed to. Some of the controllers were getting death threats from fanatics like the Children of God. The post-Apollo "New" NASA was already entrenched. The scientists with the PhDs were no longer in control, but political appointees with MBAs ran the show, and so a political decision was made to ignore the positive result, rely on the negative, and declare that Viking had not found any life on Mars at all. That placated the masses at what we all felt was the expense of the truth.

Now, years later, subsequent probes to Mars have discovered a high amount of perchlorate in the Martian soil. In the presence of heat, perchlorate will decompose organic molecules. So the Viking organic mass spectrometer was destroying the organic molecules before it ever had a chance to detect them. That means the negative result was bogus data and can be discarded. That leaves just one positive result.

In subsequent years, other scientists have re-examined the Viking data and come to the conclusion that we did indeed find life on Mars.

And before anyone shouts, "Oh no, NASA would never hide such an important find", please recall that when Marco Polo returned from China he was promptly locked away in a dungeon by the Dominicans on the orders of the church, who thought that their control over Europe would be threatened by public awareness of a great civilization to the East that had never heard of Jesus. Eventually, word of Marco Polo's discoveries leaked out and he was released.

There is no question that confirmation of extraterrestrial life will be a socially transformative event. Humans might decide to put down their weapons of war and unite to find our just who is out there. For those governments dependent on war, that is a huge threat to their power and ample motive to bias their assessment of the Viking results towards the negative.
At present I would not trust the official NASA or ESA narrative concerning conditions on Mars. However, we can trust unfiltered evidence from direct imaging of Mars from Earth-based telescopes (plus some of the Hubble pictures of Mars) that reveals images quite different to those we are accustomed to:



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 18th, 2014.]

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse — Paul Craig Roberts


On occasion a reader will ask if I can give readers some good news. The answer is: not unless I lie to you like “your” government and the mainstream media do. If you want faked “good news,” you need to retreat into The Matrix. In exchange for less stress and worry, you will be led unknowingly into financial ruin and nuclear armageddon.

If you want to be forewarned, and possibly prepared, for what “your” government is bringing you, and have some small chance of redirecting the course of events, read and support this site. It is your site. I already know these things. I write for you.

The neoconservatives, a small group of warmongers strongly allied with the military/industrial complex and Israel, gave us Granada and the Contras affair in Nicaragua. President Reagan fired them, and they were prosecuted, but subsequently pardoned by Reagan’s successor, George H.W. Bush.

Ensconced in think tanks and protected by Israeli and military/security complex money, the neoconservatives reemerged in the Clinton administration and engineered the breakup of Yugoslavia, the war against Serbia, and the expansion of NATO to Russia’s borders.

Neoconservatives dominated the George W. Bush regime. They controlled the Pentagon, the National Security Council, the Office of the Vice President, and much else. Neoconservatives gave us 9/11 and its coverup, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the beginning of the destabilizations of Pakistan and Yemen, the U.S. Africa Command, the invasion of South Ossetia by Georgia, the demise of the anti-ABM Treaty, unconstitutional and illegal spying on American citizens without warrants, loss of constitutional protections, torture, and the unaccountability of the executive branch to law, Congress, and the judiciary. In short, the neoconservatives laid the foundation for dictatorship and for WW III.
The Obama regime held no one accountable for the crimes of the Bush regime, thus creating the precedent that the executive branch is above the law. Instead, the Obama regime prosecuted whistleblowers who told the truth about government crimes.

Neoconservatives remain very influential in the Obama regime. As examples, Obama appointed neoconservative Susan Rice as his National Security Advisor. Obama appointed neoconservative Samantha Power as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Obama appointed neoconservative Victoria Nuland as Assistant Secretary of State. Nuland’s office, working with the CIA and Washington-financed NGOs, organized the U.S. coup in Ukraine.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/12/12/brink-war-economic-collapse-paul-craig-roberts/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 17th, 2014.]

“ISIL Completely Fabricated Enemy by USA”, Former CIA Contractor


Former CIA contractor, Steven D. Kelley, says that the ISIL terrorist group is a completely fabricated enemy created and funded by the United States.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 17th, 2014.]

VIP Paedophile Networks 'Shut Down Police Investigations Which Got Too Close', Retired Officers Claim


High-level probes into VIP ­paedophile networks were shut down as police closed in on a number of powerful ­figures, former officers claim.

In an extraordinary development, detectives have turned whistleblower to expose how undercover operations were suddenly “canned”.

Almost 30 officers have been venting their anger online – heaping ­pressure on the probe by Scotland Yard and the Government into widespread claims of historic sexual abuse.

One former officer called Jim wrote: “This is about kids being raped by those in power that included politicians of all sorts.

“It goes to the very heart of our establishment.”
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/vip-paedophile-networks-shut-down-4807293
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 17th, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E692): Debt Meteor Approaching Earth


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert believe that ‘something’s gotta give’ as the real world continues to tumble while equity markets continue rising - and not everyone is 'lovin' it.' They also compare the debt curse to the oil curse. In the second half, Max interviews equity crowdfunding pioneer, Simon Dixon of BankToTheFuture.com, about the latest in CrowdFunding 2.0 as both the political and financial space is disintermediated.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 17th, 2014.]

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Israel Joining ISIS




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 16th, 2014.]

Spending Bill Grants Half-Billion to ISIS-Linked Syrian Rebels


The $1.1 trillion federal spending bill rammed through Congress provides a half-billion dollars to arm and train ISIS-linked Syrian rebels who could potentially launch terrorist attacks against the U.S.

Section 9016 of the spending bill authorizes the Secretary of Defense $500,000,000 to equip “appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition” who will defend “the Syrian people from attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” but back in September
ISIS signed a truce with the remaining rebel groups and they are now working together against the Syrian government.
http://www.blacklistednews.com/Spending_Bill_Grants_Half-Billion_to_ISIS-Linked_Syrian_Rebels/39906/0/38/38/Y/M.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 16th, 2014.]

Neocolonialism in Africa




In Africa a lot of really bad stuff is going on, but for western TV viewers it does not exist - the situation kept hidden and/or largely unexplained ...

Corrupt governments and corporations in BOTH the first world and the third world are keeping the people impoverished. Sending humanitarian aid, while noble, is only addressing the SYMPTOMS, not the CAUSES of the problem. This clip is a great summary of how the crooked system operates and explains more in 20 minutes than most people might have learnt in the last 20 years.

The info in the clip is really important stuff. It helps explain how things operate in the real world - not corporate TV fairy land world. The lessons here, where human lives don't count for much when it comes to power and money, also apply to the Middle East. If you want to stop bad stuff happening then finding the underlying cause is essential.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 16th, 2014.]

Ellen Brown - 5 Big Banks Will Survive Next Financial Calamity-Everybody Else Bankrupt


When a financial crash does happen, you can forget about getting immediate access to your money. Ellen Brown of The Web of Debt Blog says, “The banks will say, well, we don’t have it. All the money goes into one big pool since Glass Steagall was repealed. They are allowed to gamble with that money and that’s what they do. I think maybe Bank of America is the most vulnerable because of Merrill Lynch. Everybody is concerned, and they do very risky deals and they are on the edge. I think they have over $50 trillion in derivatives and over $1 trillion in deposits. . . The Dodd-Frank Act says we, the people, are no longer going to be responsible for the big banks when they collapse. It is not clear the FDIC will even be able to borrow from the Treasury, but even if they could, who is going to pay that money back? Let’s say they borrowed $1 trillion. Who is going to pay that $1 trillion dollars back? It will bankrupt all the small banks that had to contribute to this premium. They will say we’re raising your premium to everything you got, basically. Little banks will go out of business, and who is going to survive--the big banks. . . . What we’re going to have left is five big banks, and everybody else is going to be bankrupt.”

Join Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com as he goes One-on-One with Ellen Brown from EllenBrown.com.

The latest is called “Big Banks Will Take Depositors Money In Next Crash -Ellen Brown.” The G-20 met recently in Australia to make new banking rules for the next financial calamity. Financial reform advocate Ellen Brown says these new rules will allow banks to take money from depositors and pensioners globally. Brown explains, “It became rules we agreed to actually implement. There was no treaty, and Congress didn’t agree to all this. They use words so that it’s not obvious to tell what they have done, but what they did was say, basically, that we, the governments, are no longer going to be responsible for bailing out the big banks. These are about 30 international banks. So, you are going to have to save yourselves, and the way you are going to have to do it is by bailing in the money of your creditors. The largest class of creditors of any bank is the depositors.”

It gets worse, as Brown goes on to say, “Theoretically, we are protected by deposit insurance up to $250,000 in the U.S. and 100,000 euros in Europe. The FDIC fund has $46 billion, the last time I looked, to cover $4.5 trillion worth of deposits. So, even though we are protected by the FDIC, the FDIC is not going to have the money. . . . This makes it legal for these big 30 banks to take our money when they become insolvent. They are too-big-to-fail. This was supposed to avoid too-big-to-fail, but what it does is institutionalizes too-big-to-fail. They are not going to go down. They are going to take our money instead.”



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And it's gone ...


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 16th, 2014.]

Monday, 15 December 2014

CIA Torture Report: What Should We Think? Russell Brand The Trews


Reaction to news that a landmark report on CIA torture after 9/11 has been released today.



Good summation of the issue by Brand with reference to the mainstream (Fox) media's downplaying of the crime.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 15th, 2014.]

What the Torture Report Isn’t Telling You


Why is the corporate media turning torture into a debate? Abby Martin discusses the media’s reaction to the Senate torture report and why torture has suddenly turned into a partisan debate.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 15th, 2014.]

The Founding Fathers Were Strongly Opposed to Torture … and Enshrined a Torture Ban In the Constitution


George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Mason and the Other Framers Made It Clear that Torture Is Never Permissible

The Founding Fathers were strongly opposed to torture.

For example, George Washington – the father of our country – was against torture.

And he wasn’t the only one …
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/12/founding-fathers-strongly-opposed-torture-enshrined-torture-ban-constitution.html

Torture is Treason. Those found to be employing it, and those authorising its use, must be punished.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 15th, 2014.]

Gold Sells While Oil Plunges - Geneva Business Insider


This month on the Geneva Business Insider, James and David discuss the results of the Swiss gold referendum, the Netherlands gold repatriation, the empty Ukrainian gold vaults, Russia's gold buying spree, and the plunging price of oil.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 15th, 2014.]

Congress Abruptly Overrules D.C. Voters, Nixes Marijuana Legalization


By Linda Feldmann December 10, 2014 8:32 AM
news.yahoo.com

In November, the District of Columbia voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but a new congressional budget deal has a provision barring implementation.

When residents of the District of Columbia voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana last month, cannabis fans cheered. Then they quickly realized that Congress – which has oversight over D.C.’s affairs – could overrule the will of the voters.

Now, it appears, that fear will come true sooner than expected – not in the next Congress, when Republicans will control both chambers, but during the lame duck session currently under way.
Tuesday night, Senate Democrats and House Republicans reached a deal to fund the federal government through Sept. 30 of next year. That means no government shutdown. But the deal’s fine print also includes a provision that bars implementation of Initiative 71, the marijuana legalization measure D.C. voters approved by a 2-to-1 margin on Nov. 4.

Specifically, a press summary of the spending bill posted online by the House Appropriations Committee says it “prohibits both federal and local funds from being used to implement a referendum legalizing recreational marijuana use in the District.”

Advocates of voting rights for the District’s 646,000 residents are outraged.

“If reports are true, members of Congress from both parties bargained away the rights of the people of the District of Columbia and in doing so compromised the core democratic values of the United States,” Kimberly Perry, head of the group D.C. Vote, said in a statement to The Washington Post.  
Efforts to secure full voting representation in Congress for D.C. residents have a long history of frustration. The reality is that the federal enclave is not a state, and therefore its residents do not enjoy the same voting rights of states, as granted by the US Constitution. The Constitution also grants Congress jurisdiction over the District.

In 1973, Congress established “home rule” in D.C., allowing local officials to govern the District. But Congress maintains the right to overrule local decisions, including ballot measures.

Most of the time, Congress leaves D.C. alone, but on social policy, congressional Republicans have been known to jump in. On abortion policy, the District is not allowed to use its own tax revenues to fund the procedure for low-income residents. Republicans in Congress blocked sales of medical marijuana in D.C. for 11 years.

In the current Congress, Rep. Andy Harris (R) of Maryland is spearheading the effort to thwart legalized recreational marijuana in D.C. He claims “fairly broad-based support in Congress against legalization.”

But marijuana advocates aren’t taking this lying down.

“Tonight we march!” tweeted Adam Eidinger, Chairman of the DC Cannabis Campaign, Wednesday morning.

Tonight we march! “@whiteknightpua: can we rally a protest on the Hill? Maybe have people set up camp outside Andy Harris' offices?”— Adam Eidinger (@aeidinger) December 10, 2014

The march Wednesday evening will begin at the Justice Department and end at Capitol Hill, and civil disobedience that could lead to arrests.

Related:

Medical Marijuana - Cerebral Palsy (Jacqueline Patterson) 

A Drop at a Time: How Cannabis Oil is Changing Lives of Cancer Patients in the UK 

The Effect of Cannabis on Pregnant Women & Newborns

 
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 15th, 2014.]

Sunday, 14 December 2014

UN: 'CIA Torture Must be Investigated, We Won't Take 'No' for an Answer'


The damning US Senate report into CIA torture has led former Polish leaders to finally admit their country hosted a secret American prison, but they denied any knowledge of torture at the so-called black site. Meanwhile, some other European officials are not so forthcoming. Human Rights Watch and the UN are demanding justice.



Prosecutions for war crimes are essential.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 14th, 2014.]

How Not To Cover Torture


Senator Dianne Feinstein, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, got really testy with Wolf Blitzer today about whether the torture report her committee released might put Americans at risk...



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 14th, 2014.]