Sunday, April 26, 2015

In Defense of California: Stop Wishing We’d Fall into the Ocean and Die

By Daisy Luther

California.

Home of restrictive gun laws.  Liberal enclaves like Los Angeles and Hollywood. That terrible, four-year drought. Feinstein and Pelosi.

Not great qualities for a state, I have to admit.

I can’t tell you how many times people have blithely suggested that I move. Or that they hold close the fervent wish that our state should break off with the next earthquake and fall into the ocean. Or that they lump every single Californian in with the Obama-loving, gum-chewing, impractical folks that are always the ones representing us on TV.

And, honestly, if it’s okay for you to say that, then it’s okay for me to say that you are a short-sighted, narrow-minded, bigoted, and ignorant person.

There are a lot of reasons why I live in California.  And if you read this article with an open mind, maybe you’ll start to see why you should stop insulting an entire state’s worth of people over the actions of a certain percentage. Maybe not, and if you can’t grasp the reasons, then feel free to carry on with your generalizations. (Which, I might add, are the sign of a less-than-critically-thinking mind. When one paints with a broad brush, one is unable to grasp the fine details.)

CNN Reporter Stutters Through CIA Script -- ISIS Planning Attack On America

By Bernie Suarez

The latest ISIS report by mainstream media is in. As has been the case since 2014's launching of the ISIS show, CNN once again has taken the lead in being the mouthpiece of Intelligence to spread lies and deceit to the American people to set them up for a future terror event. Now we're told ISIS is supposedly here in the United States.

The way that FBI and other Intelligence agencies know this is because they overheard some "chatter" somewhere. Everything else about the new ISIS threat revelation is a secret that you apparently do not need to know because the government agencies are "not" willing to be more specific about anything at this time. Also, someone whose identity is NOT known has asked the Intelligence agencies and the reporters like CNN's Evan Perez to "NOT" reveal too much about this ISIS threat.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Oregon Teacher Sues School District for Trauma Caused by Active Shooter Drill

By Lily Dane

Two years ago, Linda McLean, a teacher at Pine Eagle Charter School in Halfway, Oregon, was sitting at her desk when a man dressed in a black hoodie and goggles suddenly burst into her classroom.

The man pointed a gun at McLean’s face and pulled the trigger.

McLean heard gunfire and smelled smoke, and felt her heart racing.

The gunman said, “You’re dead” and left the room.

If this sounds like a scene from a typical school shooting, there’s a reason: it was an “active shooter drill” conducted during an in-service day at the school.

McLean was alive, but not okay. Not one bit.

Local Police Refuse to Allow Newly Elected Mayor to Take Office

By Joshua Krause

On April 7th, Betty McCray was elected mayor of the town of Kinloch, just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. However, after she was sworn in earlier this week, she headed toward city hall to start her term, when she was stopped by nearly two dozen police officers in front of the building (I should add that there are over 50 members of the police department for this town of 300 residents). They claimed that she had been suspended and served impeachment papers for voter fraud.

If all you read was the local mainstream news, you’d think this was a cut-and-dried case. It wouldn’t be hard to believe either. Political corruption isn’t exactly unheard of in America.

But in reality, there are a few holes in this story.

11 Signs That We Are Entering The Next Phase Of The Global Economic Crisis

By Michael Snyder

Well, the Nasdaq finally did it.  It has climbed all the way back to where it was at the peak of the dotcom bubble.  Back in March 2000, the Nasdaq set an all-time record high of 5,048.62.  On Thursday, after all these years, that all-time record was finally eclipsed.  The Nasdaq closed at 5056.06, and Wall Street greatly rejoiced.  So if you invested in the Nasdaq at the peak of the dotcom bubble, you are just finally breaking even 15 years later.

Unfortunately, the truth is that stocks have not been soaring because the U.S. economy is fundamentally strong.  Just like the last two times, what we are witnessing is an irrational financial bubble.  Sometimes these irrational bubbles can last for a surprisingly long time, but in the end they always burst.  And even now there are signs of economic trouble bubbling to the surface all around us.

The following are 11 signs that we are entering the next phase of the global economic crisis…

American Politics: A House of Mirrors

By Ulson Gunnar

A house of mirrors is an immersive, highly distorted and intentionally confusing version of reality. Those walking its corridors are sometimes amused and sometimes frightened by the disorienting experience, but luckily for them, it is only temporary. There is an exit, and they will walk through it, back to reality.

But what if one existed their entire lives in such a distorted reality and knew of no exits? Would they convince themselves that these distorted images reflected back at them were in fact reality no matter how unnatural they appeared? Could they convince themselves to enjoy and even embrace this distorted reality?

One ponders such questions when looking from the outside-in on American politics.

Why Is JP Morgan Accumulating The Biggest Stockpile Of Physical Silver In History?

By Michael Snyder

Why in the world has JP Morgan accumulated more than 55 million ounces of physical silver?  Since early 2012, JP Morgan’s stockpile has grown from less than 5 million ounces of physical silver to more than 55 million ounces of physical silver.  Clearly, someone over at JP Morgan is convinced that physical silver is a great investment.

But in recent times, the price of silver has actually fallen quite a bit.  As I write this, it is sitting at the ridiculously low price of $15.66 an ounce.  So up to this point, JP Morgan’s investment in silver has definitely not paid off.  But it will pay off in a big way if we will soon be entering a time of great financial turmoil.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Al-Qaeda's Air Force: United States And Saudi Arabia

Anthony Freda Art
By Brandon Turbeville

It was evident early on that the US bombing of alleged ISIS targets inside Syria was, in reality, an attempt to support the terrorist organization backed by NATO and the US as opposed to an attempt to defeat it. While such a suggestion has been repeatedly labeled as a “conspiracy theory” by the mainstream media and other gatekeepers in the “independent” media, the fruits of America’s labor in terms of the bombing campaign cannot be ignored. Likewise, neither can the world ignore the results of Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen.

The truth is that the United States, NATO, and the GCC/Arab League are bombing in couched support of ISIS, increasing its gains and hold on power with every sortie fired. With this fact recognized, the NATO/GCC network of national governments can now officially be labeled as the Air Force of Al-Qaeda.

What Will Happen to You When the Dollar Collapses?

By Jeff Thomas

Historically, when a nation’s debt exceeds its ability to repay even the interest, it can be assumed that the currency will collapse. Typically, governments exacerbate the situation by printing large amounts of currency notes in an effort to inflate the problem away, or at least postpone it.

The greater the level of debt, the more dramatic the inflation must be to counter it. The more dramatic the inflation, the greater the danger that hyperinflation will take place. No government has ever been able to control hyperinflation. If it occurs, it does so quickly and always ends with a crash.

Although there are observers (myself included) who frequently discuss what a reserve-currency crash would mean to the world, there is little or no discussion as to how this would impact people on the street level, and perhaps that discussion should begin.

What Colombian Prostitutes Can Teach Us about How Government Works

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Recently, DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart was questioned about the problems with DEA agents enjoying prostitutes' services apparently provided by the very cartels those agents were sent to investigate in Colombia. During that hearing, Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC), kept asking why Leonhart had no authority to impose punishment for such behavior. This video, from that part of the hearing, needs to be seen by U.S. citizens/voters to understand fully just how much corruption apparently operates within federal government agencies at various levels.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Eo7CDCG5sFo#t=138

Lawsuit Accuses Monsanto of Lying About Safety of Roundup

By Carey Wedler

A class action suit against the Monsanto corporation was filed in Los Angeles this week in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County. It accuses the company of false advertising for its implied claims that the herbicide, Roundup, is safe for humans. As the lawsuit details:
Defendant makes the claim that Roundup, the world’s most popular weedkiller, works by targeting an enzyme supposedly found only in plants, but not in people. And this is blatantly false.
The enzyme (EPSP synthase), the lawsuit claims, can be found in human gut bacteria. Though scientific studies say glyphosate is safe for humans because they do not have the enzyme, the plaintiffs allege that this is incorrect.

Miami's ''HunchLab" is Latest Police Move Toward Pre-Crime Detection

By Nicholas West

The pace of technological advancement is quickening to the point where the gap between science fiction and reality is being greatly reduced. Philip K. Dick explored the concept of pre-crime in his short story "The Minority Report" in 1956, but it wasn't until Steven Spielberg offered it on the big screen as Minority Report in 2002 that the audience got a true look at a potential day-to-day existence under corporate and government data management and control.

Even mainstream media has started to compare emerging police technologies to science fiction. The problem is that it can't be called fiction if it's actually happening. Hence the Miami Herald's headline, "Not science fiction: Miami wants to predict when and where crime will occur."

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article19256145.html#storylink=cpy

Miami, Florida has already made its high-tech police state presence felt by being the first to gain FAA permission to employ drones for policing. This was later reined in just a bit to qualify them to be used only for surveillance after getting a search warrant, and where there is a perceived imminent danger (Source). Nevertheless, for the average person, pre-crime technologies have the potential to be far more invasive (and difficult to rein in) than drones.

Minnesota Takes Aim at Egg Farmer Co-op Member for Third Time

By Heather Callaghan

Minnesota simply cannot get enough of Alvin Schlangen. An egg farmer who tends to and volunteers with a fresh food co-op. Two counties in particular (MDA) have tried him in court over food handling issues, both times trying to paint the co-op of private members as some kind of commercial establishment like a grocery store or restaurant.

It must drive them mad that they simply can't storm in on a whim and apply their monochromatic commercial test standards onto non-CAFOs goods. Such as during the ongoing bird flu outbreak sweeping through poultry farms across the Midwest. Alvin tells me that Minnesota Department of Health inspectors now call themselves "advisers."

Ironically, instead of running to Alvin for advice on preventing disease outbreak, they set their sights on him in particular and he was written up in the press. How do "advisers" react when hearing the word "No" while they advise? Show up with two armed local army officers, of course. You read that correctly.

You've entered the Food Freedom Zone...

Montana Bill to Help Block Federal Militarization of Police Signed into Law

By Michael Maharrey

A bill that would heavily diminish the effect of federal programs that militarize local police was signed into law on Thursday.

Introduced by Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Superior), House Bill 330 (HB330) bans state or local law enforcement from receiving significant classes of military equipment from the Pentagon’s “1033 Program.” It passed by a 46-1 vote in the state Senate and by a 79-20 vote in the state House. On Thursday, Gov. Steve Bullock signed it into law.

The new law will prohibit state or local law enforcement agencies from receiving drones that are armored, weaponized, or both; aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded; grenades or similar explosives and grenade launchers; silencers; and “militarized armored vehicles” from federal military surplus programs.

The Madness Of Helicopter Parents Versus Free Range Parents

By NLBS

Next Level BS takes a look at how helicopter parents are not just being insanely smothering of their own kids, they expect society to be overly protective of all kids, everywhere. A recent situation in Maryland, highlights the insanity, where the local police literally abducted a couple's kids, for hours and without notification, because they were simply walking home from the park, alone. "Stranger Danger" now applies to police officers, because we show why it's more dangerous for kids to be in the custody of Child Protective Services, than walking alone on a residential street.


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Are U.S. Citizens Aware of AND Prepared for “Jade Helm 15”?

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By Catherine J. Frompovich

The summer of 2015 may be one to remember for more reasons than one, especially since the U.S. government plans to implement “Jade Helm 15” exercises under the direction of “US Army Special Operations Command” in several western United States. Is the state you live in, one of them?

According to the “Request to Conduct Realistic Military Training (RMT) JADE HELM 15”

(note the word realistic)
JH is a challenging eight-week joint military and interagency (IA) Unconventional Warfare (UW) exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. [CJF emphasis added]
Jade Helm 15 operations will take place from July 15 to September 15, 2015. Note that it’s being couched in “unconventional warfare exercises.” That’s always an apparent obfuscating ‘saving grace’: to thwart warfare attacks on the homeland—remember the Patriot Act. However, can JH15 become something similar to “Remember the Alamo?” [1]

Another American Water Emergency: Utah Municipal Water Supply Tainted by Chemical Spill

By Daisy Luther

In the past couple of years, it seems that one American city after another has faced a water disaster when municipal supplies have become tainted. West Virginia and Ohio both faced water emergencies in 2014.

Now, the city of Nibley, Utah has issued an order to residents not to use the water from their taps due to a foul odor caused by contamination.

Shifting the Discourse on Israel/Palestine

By Omar Baddar

During the last decade, activism for Palestinian freedom has overcome a wide range of intimidation tactics seeking to curb criticism of Israel, and has successfully shifted public discourse in the United States on the issue.



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Hopium: How Far Can Irrational Optimism Take The U.S. Economy?

By Michael Snyder

If enough people truly believe that things will get better, will that actually cause them to get better?  There is certainly something to be said for being positive and thinking that anything is possible.  And as Americans, optimism seems to come naturally for us.  However, no amount of positive thinking is ever going to turn the sun into a block of wood or turn the moon into a block of cheese.  Any good counselor will tell you that one of the first steps toward recovery is to stop being delusional and to come to grips with how bad things really are.

When we deny reality and engage in irrational wishful thinking, we are engaging in something called “hopium”.  This is a difficult term to define, but the favorite definition of hopium that I have come across so far goes like this: “The irrational belief that, despite all evidence to the contrary, things will turn out for the best.”  

In hundreds of articles, I have documented how the U.S. economy is mired in a long-term decline which is about to get a lot worse.  But most Americans see things very differently.  In fact, according to a brand new CNN/ORC poll, 52 percent of Americans describe the U.S. economy as “very” or “somewhat good”, and more than two-thirds of all Americans believe that the U.S. economy will be in “good shape” a year from right now.  But if you asked most of those people why they are so optimistic, they would probably mumble something about “Obama” or about how “we’re Americans and we always bounce back” or some other such gibberish.  Well, it’s wonderful that so many people are feeling good and looking forward to the future, but are those beliefs rational?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Anarchast with Zen Gardner: Seeing Beyond the Veil!

By Anarchast

Jeff interviews anarchist mystic Zen Gardner, topics include: a psychedelic awakening, the importance of travel and new experience, very serious times ahead especially in the US, an urgent situation, only 5-7% of US citizens have a passport, be prepared to move out, living in Uruguay, great info to be found on expat blogs, TDV groups an invaluable resource and can help with expatriation, FEMA camps, micro-chipping, mandatory vaccination, bringing about revelations with spiritual technology, spiritual awakening, Gnosticism, Archons.


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The Traffic Lights Went Out in Amsterdam...You Won't Believe What Happens Next!

By James Corbett

The traffic lights went out in Amsterdam and the world didn't end. Portishead liked their lights-out test so much they took the traffic lights out permanently. Other cities around the world have tried (successfully) to make restriction-free roads...but still people are afraid of anarchy on the streets. Today James broaches the conversation on spontaneous order by taking you on the streets of Japan.


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HPV Vaccines and Their Devastating Legacies

By Catherine J. Frompovich

There are no doubts by now that most readers have heard that in the USA there is much concern about everyone being vaccinated with booster shots, regardless of age! See a previous article I wrote about that.

Well, if there ever were a vaccine that should scare the living daylights out of everyone, it is the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine, of which there are three:
Gardasil® manufactured by Merck & Company (approved June 8, 2006)
Cervarix® manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (approved October 16, 2009)
Gardasil 9® manufactured by Merck & Company (approved December 10, 2014)
Literally, the HPV vaccines have been life-changing for many young girls and women – and definitely not for the better. One group of vaccine safety advocates, SaneVax, is dedicated to tracking, documenting, and exposing the harms HPV vaccines have done not only in the USA, but in other countries of the world.

Independent Study Finding No MMR Autism Link Not So Independent

By Brandon Turbeville and Heather Callaghan

For those who may be critical of the process of vaccination, particularly its safety and effectiveness, it is a known fact that there has never been a study proving safety or effectiveness that was not linked to a pharmaceutical firm or vaccine maker.[1] Indeed, if vaccines were so easy to prove safe and effective, then certainly an entirely government-funded or independent agency would have done so by now.

With the recent mainstream media hype, however, one would be tempted to believe that such an independent study has finally taken place proving that the MMR vaccine is not linked to autism. However, brief research into the allegedly independent "review panel" of the new darling of the month "MMR is not related to autism study" reveals that this is not the case.

Mayday, Mayday: Vaccines Will Take Us Down

Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post

Friday, May 1st, 2015 – the Mayday Marathon

An Internet Talk Radio Marathon about Vaccines and Oppressive Vaccine Politics in the USA

8 AM – 12 Midnight EDT (USA)


Participating Talk Radio Networks

Veterans Truth Network: 
www.VTNradio.com

American Freedom Radio:
www.AmericanFreedomRadio.com

Natural Solution Foundation’s new radio home, www.VTNRadio.com will be carrying it live thanks to Stew Webb and Chip Tatum. It will be available live on American Freedom Radio, thanks to Danny Romero.

Updated information can be found HERE

Banned: Chase Bank Says You Can No Longer Store Cash or Precious Metals In Your Safe Deposit Box

By Mac Slavo

Last week we reported that a Citigroup economist said that we need to abolish currency like the U.S. dollar, or at the very least, tax those who possess it.

The whole idea made no sense, unless of course you are a big government stooge whose end-game is complete control over people's assets and a desire to track the purchasing activities of consumers.

Now, a new report from Paul Joseph Watson at Infowars.com suggests that this may well be the goal. It turns out that it’s not just Citigroup who wants cash to be banned.