Friday, 24 March 2017

The Truth About the London Terror Attack




Paul Joseph Watson makes the point that these sorts of terror attacks, and support for ISIS, is more widespread than many would imagine. Note: There is such a thing as sedition.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 24th, 2017.]

Islam and the Intercultural Enrichment of London - Black Pigeon




The Black Pigeon makes a good point that not everyone on the planet wants tolerance and peace and that these people are taking advantage of those that think (or want) this to be true. It is also true that the extremist Islamists are killing the more moderate Muslims in their own countries.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 24th, 2017.]

GLOBALISTS PANIC AS TRUMP CUTS FUNDING TO UNITED NATIONS


The globalists are freaking out about Trump cutting funding to the UN- but what has the UN really been doing lately? Maybe it's better for them to have their funding cut!



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 24th, 2017.]

Donald Trump: The Greatest President Since FDR In Connecting With Main Street America’s Values - Lionel


Like FDR, Trump connects with mainstream, Main Street and the Heartland in a way that the elite media cannot — note, CANNOT — understand. They cannot see how anyone could actually care about jobs, factory closings, crime, immigration crises and making America great again. The man is simply a genius.



Lionel opens the clip with the observation that Trump has shaken everything up so that people now care about what's happening. While some have argued that FDR's policies actually extended the Great Depression, he did connect to the people at large.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 24th, 2017.]

1500 ACID ATTACKS IN UK (And what the media refuses to tell you)


Addressing what the media has been scrubbing from the reports about the epidemic of acid attacks in the UK.



I didn't know this was a thing in the UK, but apparently it is. Most of the attacks in the UK are on men and related to gang violence and poverty. Severe punishments are in order for the perpetrators and those encouraging or supporting such violence.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 24th, 2017.]

Meet Goldman Sachs, the Vampire Squid


We all know Goldman Sachs is the very embodiment of evil...or do we? What is Goldman Sachs? What does it do? Where did it come from and where is it going, and is there anything that can be done to stop it? Buckle in for this edition of The Corbett Report where James dares to take on the vampire squid itself.



Related:

Goldman Sachs Is Just Plain Evil - Joe Crow Ryan  (song)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 24th, 2017.]

Switzerland Follows Iceland in Declaring War Against the Banksters


If you want to continue to be slaves of the banks and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit.”Josiah Stamp

Iceland has gained the admiration of populists in recent years by doing that which no other nation in the world seems to be willing or capable of doing: prosecuting criminal bankers for engineering financial collapse for profit.

Their effective revolt against the banking class, who drove the tiny nation into economic crisis in 2008, is the brightest example yet that the world does not have to be indebted in perpetuity to an austere and criminal wealthy elite. In 2015, 26 Icelandic bankers were sentenced to prison and the government ordered a bank sale to benefit the citizenry.

Inspired by Iceland’s progress, activists in Switzerland are now making an important stand against the banking cartels and have successfully petitioned to bring an initiative to public referendum that would attack the private banks where it matters most: their power to lend money they don’t actually have, and to create money out of thin air.
http://www.activistpost.com/2015/12/switzerland-follows-iceland-in-declaring-war-against-the-banksters.html

Related News:

EUROZONE TURMOIL: Spain, Italy and Greece owe massive debt of €1 TRILLION to ECB

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 24th, 2017.]

Thursday, 23 March 2017

MSM Silent on Civilian Suffering During Anti-ISIS Operation in Mosul


Iraqi forces, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, are pushing deeper into the densely-populated areas of western Mosul, to rid the city from Islamic State. The UN says more than 150-thousand residents have fled, as the latest anti-terror offensive goes into its second month. However, the plight of civilians in the bitter struggle to repel the terrorists, seems to be going noticeably under-reported in much of the mainstream media.



There's a double standard in news reporting when it comes to the military operation in Mosul vs the operation to liberate Aleppo. Western media are largely an arm of their corrupted Governments and the intelligence agencies, hell bent on regime change and unnecessary war.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 23rd, 2017.]

Trump/Saudi Collusion: Laying Plans For More War In The Middle East




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 23rd, 2017.]

Syrian War Report – March 20, 2017: Govt Forces Fight ISIS In Homs, Hama And Aleppo




Related:

Syrian War Report – March 21, 2017: Russia Set Military Base In YPG-Held Area Of Afrin?


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 23rd, 2017.]

Pedogate Is Real: Where Do YOU Stand? - David Seaman


Pedogate is entirely real. Meet us in Washington, DC on March 25th at 11am, in Lafayette Park (near the White House), to peacefully protest and make our voices heard. The administration must act soon.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 23rd, 2017.]

"SOMEBODY was Spying on Trump", Sen Rand Paul confirming what President said MUST be True


During a House hearing on Monday, FBI Director James Comey disputed President Trump's claim that his predecessor "wiretapped" him during the presidential campaign.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) joined Neil Cavuto this afternoon and argued that Trump's allegation is true, since there was surveillance on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, which was subsequently leaked to the press.

"Everybody admits that somebody spied on Mike Flynn, and he was part of the Trump campaign," Paul said. "It sounds like what the president said has already been proven to be true."

He said that the media is confused, because they think that wiretapping means placing an "old-fashioned bug" on someone's telephone.

"If you haven't looked recently, most of our telephones don't have wires," Paul said. "'Wiretapping' is a broad term for surveillance."




Story thanks to Trump is Right.

Related:

Yes, Obama Did Investigate Trump
Straining at the tweet and swallowing the camel has become Washington’s favorite pursuit, and it was on tiresome display at Monday’s Congressional hearing with Jim Comey. Out of it came two clashing headlines: “Comey Denies Obama Ordered Wiretapping on Trump,” “The FBI is Investigating Trump’s Links to Russia.”
In other words, the core claim underlying Trump’s tweets is true: people acting on the authority of Obama opened an investigation into Trump’s campaign, then criminally leaked mention of it to friendly news outlets in an attempt to derail his election. When is Obama going to apologize for that?
https://spectator.org/yes-obama-did-investigate-trump/

The Comey Hearing: Breathtaking Incoherence and Kremlin-Baiting Neo-McCarthyism Front and Center


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 23rd, 2017.]

Judge Pirro: 'I Have Lost All Respect for the FBI Director, Comey Disgraced & Politicized the FBI!




Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[This video is a RECAP of Comey's inability to prosecute Hillary Clinton for the email scandal. ed.]

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 23rd, 2017.]

Turkey's Demographic WAR on Europe: Migrants as WEAPONS




The Turks also have extensive lobbying networks around the world like the Israelis.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 23rd, 2017.]

Why the New Right is Growing Online while the Old Left Withers


Hard to appeal to the young when you tell them anything they do is bigoted and unacceptable. The neolibs have become outdated chides.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 23rd, 2017.]

IPCC Forgets Cloud Circulation in Antarctica & Vertical Farming Solutions


Antarctica still gaining ice, a look at where underwater volcanoes are melting sea ice and why the IPCC didn't take into account cloud circulation models when doing projections for the continent. Long term 37 year look at global ice concentrations look as they always have. Aerofarms vertical farming using aeroponics for micro-greens.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 23rd, 2017.]

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Conspiracy Against President Trump - Paul Craig Roberts


March 20, 2017: Listening today to the broadcast of testimony by FBI Director Comey and National Security Agency Director Admiral Michael Rogers before the House Intelligence Committee (an oxymoron) made it clear that the Democrats, Comey, and Rogers intend conflict with Russia.

The Republicans, for the most part, were interested to know how security leaks targeted at Trump Republicans came from meetings at which only the CIA Director, NSA Director, and FBI director were present. Of course, they did not get an answer, which shows how powerless congressional oversight committees are. Comey repeatedly said that he could not tell the committee anything, because it would confirm that a press leak was true. But, he said, speaking generally and of no specific leak, most leaks come from “someone who heard something” and passes it on to the media, which also explains the inaccuracy of some leaks. In other words, don’t blame us.

The Democrats were out in force to demonize Russia, Putin, and everyone, especially Trump Republicans, who speaks to a Russian even if the person is still a private citizen, as was Gen. Flynn when he recommended to the Russian ambassador that Russia not respond in kind to President Obama’s expulsion of Russian diplomats over Christmas. The Democrats bestowed yet another demonic title on Putin. In addition to being “the new Hitler,” a “thug,” and a “Mafia don,” today Putin became a “tarantula in the center of the spy web.”

The Democrats’ position was that Flynn, by discouraging a Russian tit for tat, had interfered with the Obama regime’s policy of worsening relations between the US and Russia. Some Democrats saw this as treason. Others saw it as proof that Flynn and Trump are in Putin’s pocket, and still others see it as even worse.
 
The Democrats were also very concerned about lobbyists, if they be Republican, working for Russian interests, including Tillerson, the Secretary of State. The fact that every country employs lobbyists and that the lobbyists don’t always register as foreign agents, such as Israel’s lobbyists, or if news reports at the time were correct, neocon Richard Perle who represented Turkey in Washington. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/press_box/2003/04/richard_perle_libel_watch_week_4.html

Democrats were also after Gen. Flynn for saying that he had not received money from the Russian government. Flynn received a fee for attending the 10th Anniversary celebration of RT in Moscow. Is RT, a news organization, the Russian government? Its budget is supported by the Russian government, but how does this differ from the US government’s support of the budgets of National Public Radio, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Voice of America? Does this mean that everyone who gives an interview to NPR, Radio Liberty, and VOA is an American agent in the pocket of the US president? If you attend a function of one of these organizations, does it make you an “American agent/dupe”? Will there be a list of these people?

What the Democrats tried to do today was to criminalize everyone who works for better relations between the US and Russia. To be for peace between the nuclear powers is to be a Russian agent and to be put on a list. The Democrats insisted that Russia was an enemy out to get us, and the Democrats had no difficulty getting Comey and Rogers, both Obama appointees, to agree.

Comey and Rogers said that Russia was the main threat to the US, was working against our interests, and intends to harm us. Harming us includes opposing US hegemony and unilateralism. In other words, if the Russian government acts in the interests of Russia, the Russian government is harming the US. From the testimony it clearly emerged that any kind of opposition to anything Washington does is against American interests.
 
Both Comey and Rogers declared, falsely, that Russia had invaded Ukraine and seized Crimea by force. If Comey and Rogers are so poorly informed that they believe this, they are unfit for office.

Crimea has been a part of Russia for 300 years. The population is almost entirely Russian. When the Soviet Union collapsed and Washington broke it apart, the Ukraine became independent for the first time in history. Crimea, which had been transferred by Khrushchev in 1954 from the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, was included in the transfer on the condition that Russia had a long term lease on the naval base in Crimea.
 
When Washington’s coup overthrew the democratically elected government in Ukraine, the Russian populations in Crimea, and in the new republics of Luhansk and Donetsk, were attacked and threatened by the neo-nazi elements in eastern Ukraine that had fought for Hitler against the Soviet Union. The populations of these areas voted overwhelmingly to reunite with Russia, from whence they had come. The votes were fair and open. As Crimea is the Russian Navy’s Black Sea base, Crimea was already occupied by Russian forces. For Comey and Rogers to call this an “invasion” displays either ignorance or a lack of integrity.

Indeed, the lack of integrity of the FBI, NSA, CIA, and Obama regime is evidenced by the sustained campaign of lies, distortions, and targeted “news leaks,” that is, stories planted on the presstitutes by the intelligence services about Russian interference in the presidential election. It is all about protecting the massive military/security budget and powers. Trump threatened both the budget and the power when he declared that his policy would be to normalize relations with Russia. If relations are normalized, the carefully orchestrated “Russian threat” disappears. The intelligence services are not willing for this to happen. The US intelligence services prefer the risk of nuclear Armageddon to a budget cut.

The Democrats are probably not sufficiently intelligent to understand that they are fanning the flames of war between nuclear powers. The Democrats are desperate to find someone on whom to pin their loss of the election. Moreover, by pinning it on a conspiracy between Trump and Putin, they hope to remove Trump from office. Although Pence, who is a Russophobe, is acceptable to the military/security complex, the Democrats have hopes of clearing out Pence as well, as his election resulted from the alleged conspiracy, and reinstalling themselves in the White House.

Americans need to understand that the political competition between the Democrats and Republicans is over which party gets to collect the money for being the whore for the One Percent. Traditionally, the party in the White House gets most of the money, so that is where both parties want to be.

Michael Morell, a supporter of Hillary Clinton and President Obama’s last CIA director in an acting capacity, who was slated to become CIA director under Hillary, said, “On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all. There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark. And there’s a lot of people looking for it.” http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/clinton-ally-says-smoke-no-fire-no-russia-trump-collusion-n734176 
 
Morell does believe that it was the Russians who hacked Hillary’s incriminating emails but not in collusion with Trump, although the evidence is that they were a leak from inside the Democratic National Committee by disaffected supporters of Bernie Sanders.

Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Meet the Press on March 5 that he had seen no evidence of a Putin-Trump conspiracy when he left office on January 20.

Listening to Comey and Rogers today, if they are not working against President Trump, what would classify as working against Trump? Trump supporters ask why Trump doesn’t fire these two men who are working to block a reduction in the dangerous tensions between Washington and Russia. Are the Democrats, Comey, Rogers, the CIA and their media whores so stupid that they don’t understand what it means when the President of Russia says, “the Americans have destroyed our trust in them?”
Trump doesnt fire Comey and Rogers, because he cannot fire them. If he fires them, the Democrats and presstitutes will explain the firings as proof that Trump is a Russian agent and is covering up his treason by removing those investigating it.
 
Trump is trying to use Twitter to respond to the orchestrated media assault against him and to achieve some organization among his supporters, the working class that elected him. However, Trump cannot even count on the Republican Party. Most Republicans are also dependent on political contributions from the military/security complex, and Republicans know that the intelligence agencies have all the dirt on them. To fight for Trump is to expose themselves.

It is undeniable that the CIA controls the media, both in Europe and in the US. Udo Ulfkotte’s book, Gekauftge Journalisten, exposed the CIA’s hold on European journalists when it was published in Germany in 2014. An English language edition, Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News, is due out in May. In the meantime Joel Whitney’s book, Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers, suffices to establish that America’s most respected journalists drank the CIA’s Kool-Aid “and thought they were saving freedom” by serving as propagandists. http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/joel_whitney_cia_propaganda_cold_war_scheer_intelligence_20170317

People in the West need to understand that if the news they receive bears on the interests of the US military/security complex, the news is scripted by the CIA. The CIA serves its interests, not the interests of the American people or the interests of peace.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/03/20/conspiracy-president-trump/

When you juxtapose Paul Craig Robert's analysis of events against the general mainstream media narrative you can quickly discover that the latter are essentially pushing Fake News about key issues concerning war and the economy.

Related Info (why the intelligence chiefs lie):

Trey Gowdy Reminds Comey that Obama Officials Leaking Against Trump Face up to 10 Years in Prison


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 22nd, 2017.]

Trump, Secret Service, FBI, Merkel, Obama, Hillary and Soros. Michael Rivero


Growing food in CA, and more election fraud against Trump.
Guest's website: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com



NO evidence of Russia hacking the US election, plus the denials that there was no hacking of the Trump campaign. They deny "wiretapping" as a specific technique, whereas this should be seen as a more general term. Rivero mentions that the establishment is looking for an excuse to remove Trump so Pence can be installed - a guy who will not threaten the corrupt narco US system.

Also covered was the rigging of voting in Europe.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 22nd, 2017.]

The Collapse of Trust in the West — Paul Craig Roberts


Just as President Putin has stated that governments and media in the West have destroyed Russia’s trust in the West, the governments and media in the West have destroyed the trust of their citizens, who have been transformed into serfs to whom government no longer is accountable.

I have stressed in many columns that the absence of trust between nuclear powers is a great threat to all life on earth. Yet the Western governments and media continue to work 24/7 to worsen relations between the US and Russia and the US and China. Those of us who warn of the possible consequences are put on lists of “Russian dupes” and purveyors of “fake news.” These lists show the desperation behind the orchestrated “Russian threat.” A one thousand billion dollar annual military/security budget is at stake along with American financial and political hegemony.

In brief, greed for money and power are driving the world to destruction.

Greed and power have also driven Americans, indeed all of the Western world, into a more complete police state than George Orwell describes in his book, 1984.

Judge Andrew p. Napolitano describes the extraordinary spy capability of the US government and the ease with which it can be used against even the President of the United States. Napolitano’s article appeared on LewRockwell.com, InformationClearingHouse.info, and antiwar.com. The antiwar.com link has a link to the response from the UK’s GCHQ, which has full access to NSA’s digital collection of all electronic communications of Americans, to Napolitano’s suggestion that Obama could have used the British to avoid leaving US fingerprints on his spying activities against Trump. http://original.antiwar.com/andrew-p-napolitano/2017/03/18/did-obama-spy-on-trump/

The British Government Communications Headquarters dismissed Napolitano’s suggestion as “nonsense, utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.” In other words, the GCHQ did not deny that it has access to every electronic communication made by Americans, including the President of the US. Instead, GCHQ tried to impugn Napolitano’s credibility. Keep in mind that it was British intelligence that permitted Prime Minister Tony Blair to lie to the British Parliament in behalf of the George W. Bush regime’s orchestrated case for invading Iraq.

When you read Napolitano’s account of the completeness with which Americans have lost all privacy, you will understand that the US Constitution is erased, like the Confederate States of America and its battle flag. Our privacy is not only erased by government but also by private corporations. Those Americans so insouciant as to respond to the fact that they are spied upon by saying, “I’m doing nothing wrong, so I have nothing to fear,” should read the statement below from the American Civil Liberties Union:

“Last year we won strong internet privacy rules. The Federal Communications Commission introduced protections that require companies like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon to get your permission before they sell your private information to the highest bidder.

“Now some politicians are caving to industry pressure. The Senate introduced a resolution to overturn this important FCC rule – and if passed by Congress, the FCC would be blocked from issuing similar rules in the future.

“Add your name to tell the Senate you don’t want companies selling your data without your permission.

“For years, internet service providers have been trying to find ways to collect, use, and sell the sensitive data they collect from you – every website you visit, the times you log into and out of your online accounts, and even your location. These companies collect data that can paint an intimate picture of your religious practices, sexual activities, health problems, and more.

“Who are the buyers? Advertisers, big-data brokers, and even government and law enforcement agencies.

“Protecting privacy is also about stopping discrimination. Retailers can offer different online prices based on customers’ locations, sometimes giving worse deals to residents of low-income neighborhoods where there are fewer stores to compete with online prices.

“Tell the Senate to keep common sense online privacy protections in place.

“We’ve been on the front lines of the long fight to restrict what profiteers can do with the sensitive data they sweep up from your online activity.

“Help put the pressure on politicians to keep crucial FCC rules in place.”

The ease with which the US government has been able to destroy the US Constitution in the 21st century illustrates the weakness of democracy. Unconcerned and unaware people are incapable of protecting their civil liberties. Habeas corpus, due process, and privacy have been erased. The only remaining protection is the Second Amendment, which cannot stand alone.

The peoples of the West have allowed themselves to be deceived by lies, misled by orchestrated “threats,” and distracted into irrelevant matters. Consequently, they have lost their liberty.
And they might lose their lives.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/03/20/collapse-trust-west-paul-craig-roberts/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 22nd, 2017.]

Bernie Sanders Continues to Shill Unproven Russian Election Involvement While Ignoring ACTUAL Fraud


Sanders continues to shill the Russia fairy tale, shield the ACTUAL fraud committed by Dem party.



Bernie Sanders has always been an establishment hack (on many issues), albeit one that has gone under the cover of being a socialist.

The Sane Progressive is woken up to the extent of the Washington corruption.

Related Info (Clinton Cheating):

HILLARY DEBATE TELEPROMPTER CAUGHT ON CAMERA


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 22nd, 2017.]

How and Why I Believe JFK Was Killed (And RFK Too)




Proof of a JFK Assassination Plot Without Debating a Magic Bullet:
http://911debunkers.blogspot.com/2014/11/proof-of-jfk-assassination-plot-without.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 22nd, 2017.]

My Reaction to Tim Pool - Refugees in Europe - German Perspective


Tim Pool and "Blonde in the Belly of the Beast" seem to not understand what is going on in Europe. I explain why European countries are taking in millions of “refugees” and do not defend themselves.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 22nd, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1047): Health Care Hard Choices ft.Gerald Celente


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the allegedly ‘hard choices’ in resolving America’s problem providing health care. In the second half, Max talks to trends forecaster, Gerald Celente of TrendsResearch.com, about the Fed’s interest rate hike and whether or not Trump’s threatened trade wars will lead to hot wars.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 22nd, 2017.]

Chicago USA an Example of Emerging Mini Ice Age Climates


This years weather in Chicago, Illinois, USA is what we can expect for the beginning of an intensifying mini ice age climate. Out of place seasonal weather events as our jet stream shifts due to a weakening magnetic field on the Sun and a weakening magnetosphere here on Earth.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 22nd, 2017.]

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Documents Show Obama Surveilled Entire Trump Family For 8 Years


A new release of documents now shows that Donald Trump was completely correct about him being surveilled by Barack Obama.



Related:

NSA DOCUMENTS PROVE SURVEILLANCE OF DONALD TRUMP AND ALEX JONES


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 21st, 2017.]

Comey and Rogers Congressional Hearing: No Evidence of Russian Hacking or Stealing the 2016 Election


So why are we here? What was the point of this? What was accomplished, other than this: No evidence that Russia hacked or effected the election of 2016 and they refuse to say whether Obama ordered taps of Trump. And it’s the Roger Stone Show! What a colossal waste of valuable time.

FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers were among the witnesses testifying at a House Select Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Congressional Democrats and their media allies hope that Comey will deliver a “body blow” to the Trump presidency by telling lawmakers Russia somehow undermined the 2016 presidential election and that Trump’s claim that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower is groundless. They never said that. They just couldn’t comment or verify. Nice, huh?

But Democrats are worried that Comey will make other statements that could severely undermine their efforts to destroy Trump and possibly turn the tables on them. Since this will be a public hearing of the House Intelligence Committee, we were subjected to an endless series of self-righteous and preening questions by Democratic committee members on the wiretapping of Trump Tower charge inter alia. Democrats want this to be the lead story coming out of the hearing and will extract as many sound bites as possible of Comey debunking this charge for CNN, The New York Times and the Washington Post — Democratic apparatchiks and propaganda units. Democratic committee members pressed Comey on Russian interference in the 2016 election and contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russians but learned nothing of consequence or importance



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 21st, 2017.]

Alt-Left Media: Psycho Trump Wants to Starve Old People and Kill Big Bird - Lionel


His constituency loves this. But to the unenlightened, he looks like a psychopathic Scrooge of the first order.

First, Trump kills Meals on Wheels. Reason had the following review.

But does Meals on Wheels rely on government grants to do its good work? There are hundreds of Meals on Wheels organizations around the country, so it's hard to generalize, but overwhelmingly, the groups get the majority of revenue from charitable giving, not government funds. In 2015, for instance, the national Meals on Wheels reported that government grants accounted for just 3 percent of its annual revenues of $7.5 million. Meals on Wheels for San Diego County in California says that government grants made up just 1.5 percent ($68,534) of its revenues of $4.4 million. Not all branches are so independent. Atlanta's group gets 48 percent of its revenue from government grants (none of the annual reports broke down exactly what level of government or specific program supplied the money). Many of the annual reports don't even break down revenues by source and others aren't even posted online.

http://reason.com/blog/2017/03/16/sen...

Reason again provides this cogent review.

About 70 percent of federal funding for public broadcasting goes to subsidize the operations of about 1400 local radio and television stations that primarily just rebroadcast national programs to their surrounding communities. The money isn't primarily going to programming, which is why slogans like "Save Big Bird!" miss the point. If the Trump administration were to eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting, shows like Frontline, Nature, All Things Considered, and Fresh Air would survive. These 1400 stations—a vast, taxpayer-supported distribution network—are becoming increasingly unnecessary now that viewers like you can access NPR and PBS programming through the internet. Federal funding is actually making it harder for PBS, NPR, and their affiliated content producers to fully embrace the Netflix-like approach to distribution that would best serve their audiences. Those who truly love Big Bird (and don't want to see PBS further cannibalized by media organizations with more robust revenue models) should favor eliminating federal funding.

http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/23/pbs...

And throw the following in for good measure.

https://reason.com/blog/2017/03/16/th...



Reason magazine, cited by Lionel, is a libertarian publication.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 21st, 2017.]

Erdogan Tells Muslims in Europe to Have 5 Kids; Cavusoglu Warns of Wars of Religion


For a long time it was "just a conspiracy theory" when someone said islamists would do this



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 21st, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1046): Economic Populism


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the economic populism that voters in Michigan want to hear but that Democrats refuse to say and what happens when private equity runs out of things to buy. In the second half, Max talks to Mish Shedlock of MishTalk.com about the Fed’s interest rate hike.



Related Info:

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 21st, 2017.]

Monsanto Isn’t Feeding the World—It’s Killing Our Children


“How could we have ever believed that it is a good idea to grow our food with poisons?” – Dr. Jane Goodall

Two new reports published in recent weeks add to the already large and convincing body of evidence, accumulated over more than half a century, that agricultural pesticides and other toxic chemicals are poisoning us.

Both reports issue scathing indictments of U.S. and global regulatory systems that collude with chemical companies to hide the truth from the public, while they fill their coffers with ill-gotten profits.

According to the World Health Organization, whose report focused on a range of environmental risks, the cost of a polluted environment adds up to the deaths of 1.7 million children every year.

report by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council, focused more narrowly on agricultural chemicals. The UN report states unequivocally that the storyline perpetuated by companies like Monsanto—the one that says we need pesticides to feed the world—is a myth. And a catastrophic one at that.

The fact that both these reports made headlines, in mainstream outlets like the Washington Post and the Guardian, is on one hand, good news. On the other, it’s a sad and discouraging commentary on our inability to control corporate greed.

Ever since Rachel Carson, in her book “Silent Spring,” so eloquently outlined the insanity of poisoning our environment, rational thinkers have warned that at the least, we ought to follow the precautionary principle when it comes to allowing the widespread use of poisons to be unleashed into the environment.

And yet, here we are, in 2017, facing the prospect, in what is unfolding as the most corporate-friendly administration in history, of dismantling what little remains of the government’s ability to stop the rampant poisoning of our soils, food, water and air—the very resources upon which all life depends.

In his book, “Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA,” published in 2014, E. G. Vallianatos, who worked for the EPA for 25 years, wrote:
“It is simply not possible to understand why the EPA behaves the way it does without appreciating the enormous power of American’s industrial farmers and their allies in the chemical pesticide industries, which currently do about $40 billion per in year business. For decades, industry lobbyists have preached the gospel of unregulated capitalism, and Americans have bought it. Today, it seems the entire government is at the service of the private interests of America’s corporate class.”
That was three years ago. And yet, as public opinion shifts toward condemnation of the widespread use of toxic chemicals on our food, here in the U.S., government officials entrusted with public health and safety appear more determined than ever to uphold the “rights” of corporations to poison everything in sight—including our children.

‘UN experts denounce ‘myth’ pesticides are necessary to feed the world’

The headline in the Guardian’s story on the report delivered this week to the UN Human Rights Council said it all.

From the Guardian:
new report, being presented to the UN human rights council on Wednesday, is severely critical of the global corporations that manufacture pesticides, accusing them of the “systematic denial of harms”, “aggressive, unethical marketing tactics” and heavy lobbying of governments which has “obstructed reforms and paralysed global pesticide restrictions.”
The report says pesticides have “catastrophic impacts on the environment, human health and society as a whole”, including an estimated 200,000 deaths a year from acute poisoning. Its authors said: “It is time to create a global process to transition toward safer and healthier food and agricultural production.”
The UN report was authored by Hilal Elver, special rapporteur on the right to food, and Baskut Tuncak, special rapporteur on toxics.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-isnt-feeding-the-world-its-killing-our-children/5579684

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 21st, 2017.]

Monday, 20 March 2017

From Nuisance to Threat: The High Cost of Truth — Paul Craig Roberts


I am convinced that the US, and probably the entire Western world, that is, the American Empire, has entered an era in which respect for truth does not exist in public and private institutions. We have been watching this develop for some time. Think, for example, back to August 3, 2002, a recent time in terms of our present predicament, but a time prior to political consciousness of anyone younger today than 33 years old. In the summer of 2002, the world was being prepared by propaganda for a US invasion of Iraq. On August 3 of that year, the prestigous British publication, The Economist, summed up the consensus of ruling opinion in two sentences: “The honest choices now are to give up and give in, or to remove Mr. Hussein before he gets his [nuclear] bomb. Painful as it is, our vote is for war.”

As Lewis Lapham, myself and others asked at the time, what bomb? The only evidence of a bomb was fabricated and known to be fabricated. The UN weapons inspectors concluded that the infamous Weapons of Mass Destruction were a creation of US propaganda. President George W. Bush eventually acknowledged that Iraq had no such weapons. US Secretary of State Colin Powell said that the lies he was deceived by the Bush regime into telling the UN about Saddam Hussein’s WMD are a stain on his career.

Despite the 2003 US invasion known to have been based entirely on lies, US troops were not pulled out of Iraq until 2011, and whether or not they were pulled out, they are back in Iraq now. None of these facts has had any impact on the good opinion that Washington and the media have of themselves.

Unchastened, Washington and its presstitutes lied about Libya and destroyed that prosperous country. They lied about “Assad’s use of chemical weapons against his own people,” and would have destroyed Syria also had it not been for the Russians.
 
Blocked by Russia, Obama, Hillary, and Victoria Nuland turned on Russia, first overthrowing the democratically elected government in Ukraine, and when Crimeans voted practically unanimously to reunite with Russia, the Obama regime and its media whores falsely alleged “Russian invasion of Ukraine.”
 
This false charge, repeated endlessly still today by the Western presstitutes, became the justification for economic sanctions against Russia that Washington imposed on its European vassals, entirely at their expense, which shows what craven cowards European governments are. If Washington orders “jump,” the UK Prime Minister, the German Chancellor, the French President ask, “How High?”

One of the reasons Donald Trump was elected president was his commitment to normalizing relations with Russia and reconsidering the continuation of NATO a quarter century after its purpose ceased to exist with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Trump’s commitment constituted a direct threat to the power and profit of the US military/security complex, whose $1,000 billion annual budget requires a major threat that only Russia can provide.
 
Consequently, Russia and its president have been demonized. American propaganda, bald-faced lies, spread fear of Russia and Putin throughout the American Empire. The Empire’s response to those who confront the propaganda with the facts is to denounce those with the facts as “Russian agents” or “Putin’s dupes.” The hatred of Russia that has been inculcated by the neocons and presstitute media has resulted in Republican Senator John McCain, representing Arizona (to the disgrace of Arizonians), calling on the Senate floor Republican Senator Rand Paul, representing Kentucky, a person who “is now working for Vladimir Putin” for objecting to tiny Montenegro being made a NATO member. http://news.antiwar.com/2017/03/15/sen-john-mccain-rand-paul-is-working-for-vladimir-putin/

When this website was included on a list of 200 Russian agent/dupe websites by a secret, undisclosed group called PropOrNot, I wondered whose money was behind this entity as well hidden as an offshore money laundering operation. I made a joke of it, which amused the Russians.

As no one knows what PropOrNot is, the site has no credibility. So the forces for war moved up several levels to Harvard University Library. On that website someone posted what is essentially the PropOrNot list. Harvard does not say that the list is vetted or explain why anyone should believe it.  The list is attributed to a Melissa Zindars, an assistant professor of communication and media at some unnamed institution. It is a list, she says, that she uses in her class to teach students how to avoid “fake and false news.” In other words, the list reflects her own ignorance and biases.

As one reader observed, Melissa tells on her own indoctrination by the presstitute, CIA-serving US media: “I read/watch/listen very widely, from mainstream, corporate owned sources (The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes) as well as The Atlantic, National Public Radio, and various local and alternative sources with different political perspectives (Truth-Out).”

So here we have the Western world informed by Harvard University Library of who is safe to read on the basis of an unknown young woman’s biases. Those safe to read are the lying presstitute media who serve the cause of war and the police state.

When you witness this level of total corruption at what pretends to be America’s finest university, and it is on top of the 24 years of nothing but lies from the previous three two-term presidents, who between them have murdered and dislocated millions of people in numerous countries, and not been held accountable for even one of the millons of lives destroyed, you cannot avoid realizing that for the United States and its corrupt vassal states, Truth is something to be avoided at all costs.

When Trump collapsed under pressure and fired his National Security Adviser, Gen. Flynn, he unintentionally gave credence to the charge that any and all who think well of normalized relations with the other major nuclear power are “Russian agents,” and that to be a “Russian agent” means that you are guilty of treason and deserve to be impeached if you happen to be the President of the United States.

The consequence of Flynn’s removal from office has been to enable the Russophobic forces to define as treason the desire for detente with Russia. If this had been imposed on US presidents during the First Cold War, probably life on earth would not exist today.

What is scary about the US and Europe is not merely the gullibility and insouciance of such a large percentage of the populations. What is very frightening is the willingness of the media, government officials, military, and members of professional organizations to lie for the sake of their careers. Try to find any shame among the liars that their lies expose humanity to thermo-nuclear annihilation. It is not to be found. They don’t care. Just let me have the Mercedes and the McMansion for another year.
 
The Saker, an observant being, says that the color revolution being conducted by the neoconservatives, the Democratic Party, the presstitutes, the liberal/progressive/left, and by some Republicans against President Trump is “de-legitimizing the entire [democratic] political process which brought Trump to power and upon which the United States is built as a society.” http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46658.htm The consequence, says The Saker, is that “the illusion of democracy and people power” has been destroyed both domestically and abroad. The propaganda picture of “American Democracy” has lost its believability. As the false picture crumbles, so does the power that was based on authority constructed by propaganda. 
 
The Saker asks: do we face an endless horror or a horrible end?

As George Orwell said decades ago, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

This is the way the criminals who rule us see it, and it is the way their whores in the media see it. If you tell the truth in America, you are a purveyor of fake news and possibly a traitor.

As long as you support this site, I will continue to face the obvious consequences. Perhaps Neo will turn up.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/03/16/nuisance-threat-high-cost-truth-paul-craig-roberts/


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 20th, 2017.]

PEDOGATE: Systemic Global Pedophilia EXPOSED


From the Franklin and Hampstead cover ups to Jimmy Savile and Sir Edward Heath, their crimes against children are legion and now they are bing exposed for all the world to see. #Pedogate is SYSTEMIC GLOBAL Pedophilia, and it's an abomination that must be stopped.



Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 20th, 2017.]

Trey Gowdy Fights Back Tears On His First Day Back In Congress Where He Warns Anyone Who Interferes With His Child Exploitation Investigation Will Be Forced To Show Up & Explain Publicly Why They Are



http://12160.info/page/trey-gowdy-fights-back-tears-on-his-first-day-back-in-congress-wh

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 20th, 2017.]

Peace by China? In Korea? Unthinkable!


America turns from China and turns toward war on the Korean peninsula. ISIS makes its move in Afghanistan and the heat gets turned up on Duterte. Also: Trump trademarks. And the future of poultry-powered transportation.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 20th, 2017.]

Politics in 60 seconds: Ukraine




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 20th, 2017.]

Nigel Farage Meets Marine Le Pen Full Interview






[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 20th, 2017.]

Trump Says Merkel Wiretapped by Obama; Media Pretends It Never Happened


Remember when?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 20th, 2017.]

TrumpedTweets.com News & Events



March 14th, 2017

Interview with JM Talboo: Part 1

Prolific, insightful blogger JM Talboo releases part one of his in depth interview with John F. Hughes.  See it now on Youtube:

March 15th, 2017

Interview with JM Talboo: Part 2

Catch the second half of JM Talboo's excellent interview:

More:

http://trumpedtweets.com/news---events.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 20th, 2017.]

Bermuda Record Cold, China Blizzards, Greenland Record Snow Gain


Iditarod race coldest start ever, Bermuda record cold, rare deep snows in Tibet and Japan increases the snow total amounts from 500 to 800cm on the charts to adjust for higher snowfall totals across the country. Greenland continues to have record increases in ice growth and Iceland has record snow a week before.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 20th, 2017.]

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Syrian War Report – March 17, 2017: ISIS Defenses Collapsing Across Syria


In the province of Aleppo, the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces liberated the villages of Tal Ahmar, Asimiyah, Qarin, Hazazah, Tal Ayyub, Um Zulaylah and Rasm al-Harmel. Government troops also attacked ISIS units at Ahmadiyah and Zubaydah.

Government forces took control of the Al-Mazar Mountaion, the nearby military depots, the Palmyra gas field. Government troops destroyed an ISIS vehicle at the al-Talila crossroad and some 4 ISIS members at the town of Arak.



Related Information (Israel, Turkey, USA, EU, Gulf States, Russia, Iran):

Geopolitical Standoff In Post-ISIS Middle East


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 19th, 2017.]

Navy SEAL Insider Reveals Secret Behind Pedophile Roundup


Legendary Navy SEAL Craig "Sawman" Sawyer reveals how Donald Trump is rounding up all the secret pedophile groups.



Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 19th, 2017.]

American Corporate MSM Is Merged With CIA And Has Been Since The 1950s


With the recent back and forth seemingly taking place between two different factions of the American Deep State and playing out before the entire country, a few alternative media outlets have begun to question whether or not certain mainstream media outlets are actually connected to the Deep State, most notably the CIA. With an unimaginable scale of disinformation being released and promoted throughout mainstream channels on a daily basis, all propagandizing the public to go along with the desired direction of the American establishment, few could assume otherwise. However, such connections between American mainstream outlets and the CIA are more than mere conjecture, they are well-known and have been documented for some time.

For instance, back in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, Operation Mockingbird, a plan known to many researchers today but known to virtually no one at the time it was originally being implemented, was a secret CIA effort to influence and control the American media and, thus, to influence and control the information received (as well as the opinions) of the American people. The first report of the program came in 1979 in the biography of Katharine Graham, the owner of The Washington Post, written by Deborah Davis.[1]

Davis wrote that the program was established by Frank Wisner, the director of the Office of Policy Coordination, a covert operations unit created under the National Security Council. According to Davis, Wisner recruited Philip Graham of the Washington Post to head the project within the media industry. Davis wrote that, “By the early 1950s, Wisner ‘owned’ respected members of The New York Times, Newsweek, CBS and other communications vehicles.” Davis also writes that Allen Dulles convinced Cord Meyer, who later became Mockingbird’s “principal operative,” to join the CIA in 1951.[2]

But while Davis’ book may have been the first mention of Operation Mockingbird by name, Carl Bernstein addressed the CIA influence over the media in 1977. According to Bernstein’s Rolling Stone article, after 1953, the media control program was overseen by Allen Dulles, the CIA Director. Bernstein says that, at that time, the CIA had influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies.
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In Deborah Davis’ book, Katharine the Great, it is reported that a CIA operative once told Washington Post owner Philip Graham that “You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month.”

That the program is continuing to this very day is now more of an open secret than anything deeply hidden in the way it was in the 1950s to 1970s. The extent to which news is entirely produced by the CIA and other interested government parties, however, is what is generally kept from the American public tightly under lock and key. In 1975, the idea that the corporate media would lie and that the CIA would push fake stories for propaganda purposes was shocking but, in 2017, not so much.

Indeed, many things were shocking in 1975 that scarcely appear on the radar screen today. This is how far Americans have come down a path of acceptance of the loss of rights or even the appearance of honesty. This is, in part, due to the very programs I am writing about in this article. This says nothing of the massive amount of control the CIA and other related interests have over the entertainment industry. The entertainment industry, however, is a topic far beyond the scope of this article.

The United States continues to this day to pay journalists to write propaganda pieces that suit their agenda. For instance, it was reported by the New York Times itself in 2006 that the Bush administration paid journalist for anti-Cuba stories.

Remember also, Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, journalist and German political scientist who came out on public television and stated that, while working as a journalist, he was forced to print the work of intelligence agents under his own name. His refusal, according to him, would result in the loss of his job.
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In 2014, more revelations mirroring the declassified memo from 1965 came to light, with journalists regularly receiving “information” from the CIA, attending CIA events, and even handing their stories over to the CIA for input and rewrites. As Ken Silverstein wrote for The Intercept in his article, “The CIA’s Mop-Up Man: LA Times Reporter Cleared Stories With Agency Before Publication,
http://www.blacklistednews.com/American_Corporate_MSM_Is_Merged_With_CIA_And_Has_Been_Since_The_1950s/57380/0/38/38/Y/M.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 19th, 2017.]

Judge Napolitano - Trump is the Enemy of the Deep State


My wife and I [Bill Still] were shocked this evening as more than one Fox News reporter mentioned that there is no evidence that Donald Trump was surveilled in his Trump Tower offices in the month before the election. But then, there is this shocking interview of Judge Napolitano by Lou Dobbs of Fox Business on March 6, 2017.
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If they are gathering everything we say in real time, as Judge Napolitano just said, or NSA Technical Chief, Bill Binney has said repeatedly on this channel in personal interviews with me, or as former deputy director of the CIA, Mike Morell said on CBS This Morning last Sunday, the need for a FISA warrant would only be necessary to release the transcripts to those other than the most highly-cleared individuals in CIA and NSA.
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Another thing we are now hearing – even on Fox – is that there were no FISA warrants. But Judge Napolitano just said he has seen a FISA warrant “for every customer of Verizon in the United States.”
Someone is trying to make this story about Trump’s claim just go away. Trump insists evidence will come out, so we’ll just have to wait and see.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 19th, 2017.]

WikiLeaks Dumps MASSIVE List of Obama’s Wiretaps Over 8 Years as President


WikiLeaks made a list of all of Obama’s wire taps:

– The US National Security Agency bugged a private climate change strategy meeting; between UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin;
– Obama bugged Chief of Staff of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for long term interception targetting his Swiss phone;
– Obama singled out the Director of the Rules Division of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Johann Human, and targetted his Swiss phone for long term interception;
-Obama stole sensitive Italian diplomatic cables detailing how Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implored Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to help patch up his relationship with US President Barack Obama, who was refusing to talk to Netanyahu;
– Obama intercepted top EU and Japanese trade ministers discussing their secret strategy and red lines to stop the US “extort[ing]” them at the WTO Doha arounds (the talks subsequently collapsed);
– Obama explicitly targeted five other top EU economic officials for long term interception, including their French, Austrian and Belgium phone numbers;
– Obama explicitly targetted the phones of Italy’s ambassador to NATO and other top Italian officials for long term interception;
-Obama intercepted details of a critical private meeting between then French president Nicolas Sarkozy, Merkel and Berluscon, where the latter was told the Italian banking system was ready to “pop like a cork”.

Obama also wiretapped individuals in the US media which weren’t praising him:

– In 2013 the liberal Washington Post expressed outrage after the revelation that the Justice Department had investigated the newsgathering activities of a Fox News reporter as a potential crime in a probe of classified leaks.  The reporter, Fox News’ James Rosen and his family, were part of an investigation into government officials anonymously leaking information to journalists. Rosen was not charged but his movements and actions were tracked.

– Also in 2013, members of the Associated Press were also a target of the surveillance.  The ultra liberal New Yorker even noted that “In moderate and liberal circles, at least, the phone-records scandal, partly because it involves the dear old A.P. and partly because it raises anew the specter of Big Brother, may well present the most serious threat to Obama’s reputation.”
http://en-volve.com/2017/03/10/wikileaks-dumps-massive-list-of-obamas-wiretaps-over-8-years-as-president/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 19th, 2017.]

Merkel Is a Pariah, So Trump Refused to Shake Her Hand




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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 19th, 2017.]

Wilders (Predictable) Loss Is Still a Major Increase for Populism


Gaining momentum is not a loss in a system with so many parties



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 19th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1045): Jon Corzine’s Big, Bad Bond Bet


In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy discuss the lawsuit by the administrator of MF Global against PwC for, ultimately, Jon Corzine’s big, bad European bond bet. In the second half Max interviews Charles Hugh Smith of OfTwoMinds.com about whether or not the Federal Reserve Bank has already lost control.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 19th, 2017.]

Canadian Media Ignoring Titanic Lawsuit vs. Bank of Canada


In early August 2013, two Canadians and COMER “confronted the global financial powers in the Canadian federal court.” They have filed a case against Bank of Canada earlier in 2011, in an effort to return the central bank to the people of Canada by printing its own debt-free currency like it was before 1974.

“COMER contends the Bank of Canada, a publicly owned national financial institution created in the Great Depression, is mandated to provide debt-free support for public projects undertaken by federal, provincial and city governments. Not doing so has deprived Canadians of the benefits of larger infrastructure investments, COMER alleges.

Among other arguments in its court submission, the group alleges Canada ceded its sovereign ability to conduct independent monetary policy to the “secret” deliberations and control of private foreign bankers. This unconstitutional move, COMER argues, was a result of Ottawa’s decision to join several multinational financial organizations, particularly the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

Headquartered in Switzerland, the BIS is an organization that brings together the central banks from 60 countries to co-operate in the promotion of international monetary and financial stability. Canada joined in 1970.

“It’s by far the most serious and important case I’ve ever done,” said Galati, who gained national prominence in a classic David versus Goliath case last year in which he moved to block Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s appointment of Justice Marc Nadon to Canada’s top bench.

Of the current case, Galati says, “It impacts the entire country in a profound way, right down to the bone of our economics and the history of the way we’ve maintained and lost, through illegal action, our independent monetary policy. It’s huge.””
https://geopolitics.co/2016/02/06/canadian-media-ignoring-titanic-lawsuit-vs-bank-of-canada/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 19th, 2017.]

Saturday, 18 March 2017

2 Years After This American Journalist Was Killed, Her ‘Conspiracy Theories’ on Syria are Proven as Facts


While Americans continue to be distracted by the discussion over Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, geopolitical tension around the proxy war in Syria has escalated to levels that could lead to regional warfare or open conflict between nuclear superpowers Russia and the United States, as described by military officials from multiple countries. US Army General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated that a “no-fly zone” in Syria would lead to war with Russia, during a September 22 Senate committee hearing. Hillary Clinton also admitted similar risks of the military policy she supports for the Syria war, saying “you’re going to kill a lot of Syrians,” during a speech at a Goldman Sachs event.

The most recent attempt to stop the violence was a September 9 ceasefire negotiated by the United States and Russia. However that effort failed after US officials ended talks on October 3, claiming the Syrian military was killing civilians. The ceasefire agreement called for Russia to influence the Syrian government forces to stop fighting for control and for the US to influence rebel groups to separate from terrorist groups Al Nusra and Islamic State so they could be targeted by joint US-Russia military campaigns, a task which the US has failed to do since February 2016 despite US officials claiming to be in daily contact with rebel groups. The increased tension comes as the United States loses leverage in negotiations because of advances the Syrian government forces have made in regaining control over the country with the support of Russian military.

New information about the Syria proxy war continues show that actions by the United States have helped Al Qaeda and the Islamic State gain power in the country, with the goal of allowing the terrorists to overthrow the Syrian government. Evidence for this claim has been reported in small anecdotes by many international media outlets during the violent proxy war which has lasted almost six years, but American reporter Serena Shim dedicated her professional career to proving the United States and allies were purposely helping Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

Serena Shim is an American citizen of Lebanese descent who was born near Detroit. Shim worked for Iranian broadcaster Press TV as a foreign correspondent covering wars, legitimate protests and fake uprisings in multiple countries. She reported live from Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Lebanon during the conflict since 2011, including in the critical region of Daraa during the beginning of protests, which are misrepresented by American media as the reasons for the fake civil war.

Serena Shim was killed two years ago on October 19, 2014, in Turkey while reporting on the intense battle for the Syrian border city of Kobani which was the focus of international media attention. She was 29 when she died.

The city of Kobani, which has one of Turkey’s major border crossings with Syria, because it was under threat of being completely captured by the Islamic State. The US was forced to respond because Islamic State grew out of control and threatened the border stability of Turkey, and it became the first major area bombed during the US campaign in Syria.

The US and Turkey were also arguing over Washington’s plan to arm Kurdish fighters on the Syrian side of the border and how to allow Kurds from Iraq to support the effort by crossing through Turkey. On the day she was killed, the US began operations to airdrop weapons to the Kurds. Less than two days later, Islamic State fighters released a video showing the capture of an American weapons cache airdropped near the city. The video received international media attention which led the Pentagon to admit the weapons mistakenly reached ISIL terrorists.

It is claimed she was killed in a car accident with a cement truck. However, physical details about the case raise questions about the official explanation by Turkish officials. There are also conflicting stories about the timeline after her death and before the family received her body, which indicate actions by the government of Turkey and possibly the United States.

Two days before her death, Serena Shim reported on live international television that Turkish intelligence services were planning to arrest her for questioning on the suspicion her being a spy. The day after her death, US officials denied releasing any information it had about whether the US government was aware of Turkey’s plans. State Department officials told WTF News it would be December 2017 before a Freedom of Information Act request could be completed for information on what actions were taken by them to assist her as a US citizen.

Serena Shim conducted an undercover investigation in Turkey and Syria lasting multiple months during 2012 as she spoke fluent Arabic. Her report aired on Press TV beginning in December 2012. The issues listed below are topics she reported on first or experienced in person before they were reported by major media outlets. US officials continue to hide her death and not a single major media outlet in America reported on her death at the time despite the fact that she was popular in America and the Middle East.

1. Hillary Clinton’s emails prove the US State Dept and White House knew Saudi Arabia and Qatar are funding Islamic State

Clinton admitted, in an email conversation from August 2014 obtained by Wikileaks, that US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar were sending money and weapons to ISIL. August 2014 was the height of terror during Islamic State’s rise, leading to the growing international media outrage which forced President Obama to publicly announce the beginning of airstrikes against ISIL in Syria on September 23, 2014.
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2. The United States wanted the Islamic State to grow, as proved by leaked intelligence documents

The rapid growth of the Islamic State was not an accident, and many observers of the conflict questioned the US commitment to fighting terrorism as they ignored the group’s rise. Since the start of the armed conflict in 2011, United States officials including Hillary Clinton have publicly stated that their solution to stop the war is to replace Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other government leaders. The public policy of the United States has been to support what the US calls moderate opposition groups under the name Free Syrian Army (FSA) with the goal of having them weaken the government forces.

That strategy changed in mid-2012 as news reports confirmed these rebels were committing war crimes by killing civilians and executing soldiers. One of the largest factions Al Nusra was specifically identified as a terrorist group in December 2012. At the same time, the Islamic State (known as Al Qaeda in Iraq) was growing in Syria and had become a dominant force by 2013. The Islamic State grew in Syria for almost two years before the US announced it would take military action in September 2014. The intelligence report was dated August 2012 confirms the US government would have known about this threat for two years.
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3. Over 50,000 foreign jihadists, mostly came through Turkey?

The Syrian war is called a civil war by American media. However, it is most influenced by about 50,000 foreign fighters that have entered the country to fight the war. Estimates for this number vary significantly as US officials (State Dept) claim it is at least 40,000 from 100 countries as of June 2016. However, a credible report from a Syrian group which was circulated in Arab and African newspapers claims it was over 50,000 in mid-2014.

There are no reliable estimates that separate this number into fighters for the Islamic State, Al Nusra or groups the US calls moderate opposition. Russian military sources estimated the number of foreign fighters with ISIL to be approximately 25,000. The remainder would leave at possibly more than 25,000 foreign fighters assigned to other groups.
http://www.blacklistednews.com/2_Years_After_This_American_Journalist_Was_Killed%2C_Her_%E2%80%98Conspiracy_Theories%E2%80%99_on_Syria_are_Proven_as_Facts/57339/0/38/38/Y/M.html


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 18th, 2017.]

Stand for the Truth: A Government Researcher Speaks Out


In August of 2016, a former employee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) began looking into the reports his agency had released years earlier on the collapse of the World Trade Center. What he found shook him to the core.

In this poignant half-hour interview, Peter Michael Ketcham tells his story of discovering that the organization where he had worked for 14 years had deliberately suppressed the truth about the most pivotal event of the 21st century.

Through his willingness to look openly at what he failed to see in front of him for 15 years, Mr. Ketcham inspires us to believe that we can all muster the courage to confront the truth — and, in so doing, finally heal the wounds of 9/11.



This is a surprisingly good interview spliced with relevant clips that goes over the physical evidence proving controlled demolition. I skipped through a lot of the video and mostly just watched the parts with the NIST scientist (I was well aware of the other content). Check it out.

Remember, the reason we have the war on terror is because of 911. If (Grand Jury) arrests can be in connection to this false flag terror event then this war on terror can be ended.  

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Architects and Engineers: Solving the Mystery of Building 7


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 18th, 2017.]

JFK Assassination Research Focuses on the Wrong Things - Ry




It's extremely (vitally) important to follow details of the case with regard to the people behind the crime and the connections as Ry points out. However, to largely discount the physical evidence, or slag off on it, as Ry does, is wrong headed. A balanced approach is needed that incorporates all the relevant material, whilst calmly dismissing disinformation such as the no-plane theories (with regard to 911 which he mentions).

The forensic part of the case helps prove the nature of the crime that was committed - especially when it comes to false flag events. By excluding the forensic side of the crime you can exclude the role played by various insiders and only indict part of the network. With 911, if you dismiss the physical proof that bombs brought down the Towers and Building 7 then you could argue that the claims about Israeli-connected vans full of explosives are irrelevant and likely a mistake. After all, where are the photos and testimony that proves this evidence as opposed to it all being a mistake? The police reports could be mistaken and if they are lost then so is the evidence. The physically observed proof (in videos and photographs) that establishes the demolition of the World Trade Centre buildings cannot be obfuscated and strengthens these other claims.

In court cases, if you don't have physical proof that a particular crime was committed then you often don't have a case.

In relation to Dawson's strongly implied dismissal (it comes across as this) of the 911 physical evidence case, he shows that he doesn't have a good grasp of simple concepts. He projects his own misunderstandings concerning BASIC science onto the population, which although relevant to a large extent, does a huge disservice to those that ARE able to understand the scientific material being presented.

A particular case in point is that Mr Dawson has claimed that fire temperatures on 911 were theoretically hot enough to weaken the steel on the Towers and in Building 7 for them to collapse how they did (where he must arbitrarily discount the rates of collapse against the undamaged portions of the buildings). He often links to this paper: Temperatures in flames and fires where it says:
There will be zones of 900°C flame temperatures, but wide spatial variations will be seen. Of interest, however, is the peak fire temperature normally associated with room fires. The peak value is governed by ventilation and fuel supply characteristics [12] and so such values will form a wide frequency distribution. Of interest is the maximum value which is fairly regularly found. This value turns out to be around 1200°C, although a typical post-flashover room fire will more commonly be 900~1000°C. The time-temperature curve for the standard fire endurance test, ASTM E 119 [13] goes up to 1260°C, but this is reached only in 8 hr. In actual fact, no jurisdiction demands fire endurance periods for over 4 hr, at which point the curve only reaches 1093°C.

The peak expected temperatures in room fires, then, are slightly greater than those found in free-burning fire plumes. This is to be expected. The amount that the fire plume's temperature drops below the adiabatic flame temperature is determined by the heat losses from the flame. When a flame is far away from any walls and does not heat up the enclosure, it radiates to surroundings which are essentially at 20°C. If the flame is big enough (or the room small enough) for the room walls to heat up substantially, then the flame exchanges radiation with a body that is several hundred °C; the consequence
While the paper points to high temperatures achieved within an enclosed space (a room) it does not account for the fact that it takes time for a fire to heat steel (or other objects) in order for it to significantly weaken. The paper pointed out that:
A peak temperature of around 1400°C is found in a candle flame
No one is suggesting that a candle flame could melt a steel beam or even weaken it. The same applies to larger fires.

In the case of 911, and other high rise fires, the building steel would need hours of constant heating in order to weaken the structure (in the fire area). This is because steel is a good conductor of heat.

Where there are large hot fires there will be places in which the building steel would have been weakened. The problem is that high rise buildings are OVER ENGINEERED when it comes to their static load carrying ability by an order of three to five times the amount necessary. Even if the steel were to lose half of its load carrying capability - in some sort of catastrophic fire - then structure would not be compromised.

The misunderstandings held by Ry regarding this matter seem to stem from his misunderstanding of the difference between temperature (often a localised measurement - of kinetic energy) and heat (a measure of the overall energy in the system). A lot of heating energy is required to weaken steel structures. A relatively hot flame applied to steel will be dissipated provided it is not overwhelmingly hot like a blowtorch. The following video explains the difference between temperature and heat and should prove enlightening:



Apart from this 'bone of contention' (one of many when it comes to the physical evidence, I believe he got suckered by the 911Myths disinfo site) Ry's assessment on the over-focus regarding the forensic side of the case, with regard to both JFK and 911, is correct.

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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 18th, 2017.]