Friday, May 29, 2015

Ross Ulbricht Lawyer and Mother Reaction To Life In Jail

By We Are Change

Ross Ulbricht lawyer's and mother's reaction to life in jail at press conference outside NYC courtroom. "I fear for his life," says his mother Lyn Ulbricht.


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The College Bureaucracy: How Education Forgot the Students and Became A Business

By Devon Douglas-Bowers

Students attend college to pursue their interests, broaden their intellectual horizons and make headway toward a career. While this is made difficult due to the amount of debt that many must saddle in order to earn a degree, there is also another, much stealthier problem as well: the college bureaucracy.

University bureaucracies absorb large amounts of funding and undermine the alleged goal of college, which is to provide an education. But they also signal something more sinister: the neo-liberalization of education, now viewed as a business.

How Genetic Engineering Could Ruin the Human Race

By Joshua Krause

It’s hard to imagine what the world would be like if everyone had access to genetic engineering. Whether it’s for curing hereditary diseases, making designer babies, or giving humans incredible abilities, we’re in for one hell of a strange future should this ever come to pass. And believe it or not, that world is closer than you might think. The technology for this is advancing at an impressive rate, and it won’t be long before you’re able to choose the genetic makeup of your children.

The latest advancement in this field is a gene editing tool called CRISPR. Get used to hearing that name now, because you’ll likely hear of it more often in the near future.

Japan’s Prime Minister Calls for ''Robot Revolution''

By Melissa Dykes

The Prime Minister of Japan wants a robot revolution to replace the nation’s aging workforce, reports The Age:
A new greeter at the entrance of the Mitsukoshi department store in central Tokyo has caused a stir. The worker, dressed in a kimono and cheerfully welcoming shoppers in honorific Japanese, is a robot made by Toshiba and shows how lifelike these machines can be.
This latest example of Japan’s skill comes just as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling for a “robot revolution”. Advances in robotic computing power, the ability to recognise voices and images, and machine learning could help the country overcome the handicap of a fast-ageing populace and a declining workforce.
Really? Are robots going to take care of the elderly and pay all their bills when they and their children have no jobs?

Claim: Science Has Proven Conspiracy Theorists Will Literally Believe Anything

By Melissa Dykes

Have you taken your dose of propaganda today?

It’s time to attack those crazy conspiracy theorists again.

According to Huffington Post (and a bevy of other mainstream outlets reporting on this like flies to roadkill), conspiracy theorists will literally believe anything, which, if we’re being literal here, is literally wrong because I literally didn’t believe Huff Po’s headline when I read it.

The latest nonsense:

Want to Feed the Homeless? That Will Be $400, Please

By Lily Dane

Homelessness in the U.S. is continuing to skyrocket, despite what the government would like us to believe.

And if you want to help your fellow Americans who are in need, well…there is a price to be paid.

You see, the government isn’t going to just LET you go out and feed hungry folks. Nope. Like pretty much ANYTHING else in this country, that will require a permit, and permits aren’t cheap.

The good people of a non-profit organization found this out the hard way.

Survival of Spaceship Earth: The Ultimate Rockefeller Depopulation Propaganda Film

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By TSM

Aaron takes on the 1972 United Nations propaganda film that has the captains of the planet take control over the world’s growing population, using Malthusian rhetoric to demand that “less people be invited to be born” and that every trick in the book be used for control. This shameless parade features such regular eugenicists as John D. Rockefeller III, Obama Science Czar John P. Holdren, Agenda 21 chief Maurice Strong and numerous other pseudo-scientists using their clout to demand development taxes from the rich countries lest a “population bomb” be dropped on the world… and that’s just a preview of things to come under carbon taxes, environmental laws and “microliving” under the austerity of a world where humans must be the “solution to the disease they created.”



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The Worst Place to be During a Dollar Collapse

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By TruthNeverTold

Ironically, the places that benefited the most from the debt-and-death paradigm are likely to see the quickest outbreak of chaos when dollar collapse begins in earnest.  The concentrated aggression,  hyper-competitive atmosphere, and wealth disparity of the typical city should be avoided if possible.  Recent riots serve as a clear example of what can happen ... and the lights are still on and the financial infrastructure is still in place. In a full-blown dollar collapse, all bets are off. So, think about moving to "boring" parts of the country with real communities. Do it on your terms while options still remain.



It's Ok, Everyone, Nusra Says Nusra Won't Hurt Us

By Brandon Turbeville

Al-Nusra Front has taken to the airwaves with a message for all Westerners and Americans in particular – they really aren’t that bad. And there are no plans to attack Americans. They are just your friendly neighborhood terrorist organization, funded handsomely by the West and the GCC, raping and beheading their way across the Middle East. There’s nothing to worry about so long as the US allows them to continue to rape little girls, cut off heads, impose savage Sharia law, and eat the hearts and livers of the occasional dissident.

This message was brought to you by the feudal monarchy of Qatar and its mouthpiece organization, Al-Jazeera and conducted with a journalist whose past is checkered with a conviction of supporting al-Qaeda.

The alleged leader of al-Nusra Front, Abu Mohammed al-Julani, appeared on al-Jazeera with a setting fit for a king (or Emir *ahem*) to discuss Nusra’s plans for Syria and the West. The man alleging to be Julani and alleging to be the leader of Nusra, despite claiming to be “fearless,” sat with his face covered and his back to the camera. The set was ornately decorated and almost appeared to be some type of palace room or high government building.

Patches, Paint Cans, and How the Constitution Cannot Help You

By James Holbrooks

On June 2 a federal judge will decide whether or not the 600-strong Mongols Motorcycle Club can continue to use their logo. Uncle Sam considers biker gangs to be criminal enterprises and wants to be able to go after them like they would any other. Patches are a big deal to clubs, and a win for the government would be a major blow to the Mongols. What’s more, a nasty precedent would be set. One the feds could use against other clubs in the future.

The Mongols are mounting a First Amendment defense, claiming a ruling against them would violate their right to free speech. They’re correct, of course, and in a world of absolute adherence to the Constitution the case would never go before a judge in the first place. But that’s not how the game is played. As we’ve seen time and time again, the nobility are more than willing to change the rules as they see fit.

Criminalization of the Homeless

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By Bauer Marshall

For the past 25 years, the criminalization of the homeless in the United States has been increasing.

As the National Coalition of Homeless points out, criminalization of homeless refers to laws that prohibit life sustaining activities “sleeping/camping, eating, sitting, and/or asking for money/resources in public spaces” and include criminal penalties if someone violates the ordinances.

This issue, while not dormant, I believe came to light more when Pastor Dwayne Black along with pastor Mark Sims and 90-year-old Arnold Abbott were arrested for feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2014.

Jade Helm as Itself a Psy Op

By Jay Dyer

For most consumers of alternative news and media, the lineup of the players constitutes the tyrants and their systemic control, and the enlightened underground, with both sides fighting the great battle of winning the hearts and minds of the rest of the public. For the alternative news and information community, the possibility of large-scale psychological operations within alternative media itself are generally outside the spectrum of the possible.  Indeed, crowds today are sill cheering on Assange and his Vaudeville Whistleblower Roadshow with Bradley-Chelsea Manning, and more recently finding themselves intellectually snowed in by our last hero, Snowden.

Jade Helm 15

In 2015, the focal point has become the Jade Helm 15 training operation across at least 7 states, with SOCOM running the training exercise for realistic military training. The brief document lists role-playing involving Texas and Utah as “hostile” areas, with insurgents in Southern California and other states like Colorado, California and Nevada as “friendly.”  On the surface, the exercise gives credence to the ultimate fears and paranoia of tea party and militia groups – clearly the U.S. government is prepping for everything from “martial law,” to “economic collapse,” and everything else under the sun that can be gleaned from a Google search and baseless YouTube speculation.
Fending off the mainstream media’s dishonest portrayal of the patriot and alternative media’s fears, Alex Newman of The New American concludes:

Thursday, May 28, 2015

An American Indian Prophecy Coming True

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By Catherine J. Frompovich

Dane Wigington of GeoEngineeringWatch.org answered some definitive questions in the hour-long conference call regarding “The Push For Legal Action To Expose Climate Engineering,” which I encourage everyone who breathes to listen to.

GeoEngineeringWatch.Org is hoping to reach critical mass with regard to procuring global attention to what’s going on in the skies above us on a global basis. Dane points out that the Texas weather problems of late May 2015 have been seen on radar and are due to generated frequencies associated with weather manipulation. He considers weather geoengineering and the chemtrails employed as “weather warfare” and “biological warfare”. Furthermore, he points out that the U.S. east coast has been kept ‘cool’, whereas Siberia is burning. Time is running out to save the planet! Plankton is dying off at an alarming rate with catastrophic implications for all species!

However, at one place in the conference call, a gentleman from Toronto, Canada, phoned in to say that the tops of the trees in Toronto are dying or dead! That comment struck me to the core and reminded me of an American Indian prophecy I had heard umpteen years ago, which was attributed to the Hopi Tribe. What I had heard stated was that humans would know the end times were near when the trees were dying from the top down. That prophecy has come to mind so often during the last few years that I cannot remember just how many times I recall those stinging words prodding my thoughts.

Today I decided to search for that prophecy. I found it listed here posted by Leon Shenandoah of the Onondaga Nation:

Financial Reset Coming? China's Currency Nears World Reserve Status

By Mac Slavo

The world is anticipating a new global reality with huge implications: China’s yuan is poised to get recognized as a global reserve currency.

In a sign of the times, the IMF has essentially rebuffed U.S. claims of currency manipulation, to instead affirm that China’s currency is “no longer undervalued” – essentially giving its approval for the inner circle what many have described as an incubating world currency.

Of Course Jeb Bush Would Have Invaded Iraq! He Signed On To PNAC Six Years Before!

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By Brandon Turbeville

When Jeb Bush (Jon Ellis Bush – J.E.B.) announced that, like his dimwitted and bloodthirsty brother, he too would have invaded Iraq had he been president at the time, ire was drawn in virtually all corners of the American populace with the exception, of course, of the typical warmongering Neo-Con segments.

After all, how could anyone suggest that he would have also invaded Iraq despite the fact that there were never any weapons of mass destruction (a term that itself was created by Western governments and their media mouthpieces), that Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11 or al-Qaeda, and that the weakened country posed absolutely no threat to the US? How could anyone suggest that the Iraq invasion was legitimate 12 years on with American forces still involved and the situation on the ground millions of times worse?

The answer is simple – Jeb Bush had always wanted to invade Iraq. A staunch and longstanding member of the Neo-Con network, Jeb had taken his stand in favor of American imperialism when he signed on to the Project For A New American Century’s Statement of Principles in 1997.

Man Doesn't Deal With Cops, Watch His Epic Follow Through

By Amanda Warren

The American man has a right to sit in his car and eat take-out, correct?

A cop recently spotted a guy doing just that in the parking lot of a hotel. Do you have a room here? Which one is it? This could have gone on forever...

If it weren't for this man's cool reserve, he may have caved after the officer knock-knock-knock-knocked on the car window for literal minutes! He tapped in quick succession for what seemed like forever. [LANGUAGE]


Silent treatment for the feds! #fuk12
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The TPP, Monsanto, Rockefeller, Trilateral Commission, Brzezinski

By Jon Rappoport

All hands on deck for global, economic, corporate dictatorship

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)

There are dots to connect here. They’re real, and they’re spectacular.

Let me begin with a brief exchange from a 1978 interview, conducted by reporter Jeremiah Novak. He was speaking with two American members of the Trilateral Commission (TC), a group founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller and his intellectual flunkey, Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Will Killer Robots Leave Humans ''Defenseless'' In the Very Near Future?

By Joshua Krause

You read it in the comment section of every article that is critical of the government, sometimes on this very website. You hear people saying they are ready for the revolution, or asking when we’re going to take up arms against the police state. “When are we going to fight the lackeys of this corrupt system, and take back our rights?” they say.

If you ask me I don’t think physical resistance to this tyranny, should it ever come to that, will be directed towards cops and soldiers, nor do I think it should. Between the military and law enforcement, the armed enforcers of our government are so numerous that every other family in this country has somebody who is a member of these institutions, or at least used to be one. And of course, it goes both ways. Should our nation ever descend into naked tyranny, will these cops and soldiers be willing to persecute their friends, neighbors, and family members, all in the name of the politicians and bankers?

While that question has been endlessly debated for decades, one thing is for certain: those aforementioned elites don’t trust either side of that fight. They certainly loathe and fear the general population but, more importantly, they also don’t trust their cops and soldiers. They don’t have faith that their enforcers will be willing to lock down this country, and usher in their wicked regime. Sure, some of them, maybe even most of them will, but not enough of them are so morally corrupted and obedient, that their plan would succeed.

And why, you may ask, would I think this is the case? Because, if the global elites trusted their own enforcers, they wouldn’t be so hell-bent on building automated killing machines to replace them.

Britain is Set to Open the Door to Cancerous GMO

By Steven MacMillan

This summer, British scientists are expected to begin field trials of a genetically modified (GMO) potato dubbed by proponents the ‘super spud’, whose developers boast will be free of fungal diseases and other pest problems. GMO maize and rapeseed oil could also be grown in England by the end of this year, as Westminster is pushing for more GMO foods to be introduced into the UK food supply.

In March of last year, David Cameron’s chief science advisers pressed for the government to allow the cultivation and spread of GMO crops in Britain, in addition to criticising “dysfunctional” European Union (EU) regulations which at the time restricted the quantity of GMO food in the European food supply.

Gold Manipulation 101

By Dave Kranzler

"There are no markets anymore, only interventions." – Chris Powell, GATA

The Comex bullion banks have a problem going into first notice day tomorrow (delivery notices start going out this evening). Preliminarily, as of yesterday’s Comex close, there were still 33,000+ open June contracts.  This represents the potential of 3.3 million ounces of gold standing for delivery vs. 372k ounces of gold reported to be available for delivery.

To be sure, I do not expect anywhere close to 33,000 contracts to be standing for delivery as of the close today’s post-Comex globex session (5 p.m. EST).  In fact, I would bet that the open interest reported tomorrow will be under 10,000.  But I will point out that I cannot recall this many gold contracts still open the day before 1st notice. 

Open and Shut? Aurora Shooter James Holmes’ Notebook Released to the Public

By Melissa Dykes

What is being hailed as “the Aurora movie theater shooting’s most critical piece of evidence,” the 35-page notebook now marked People’s Exhibit #341 that accused shooter James Holmes allegedly mailed to his psychiatrist just prior to the July 20, 2012 attack has now been released in full to the public.

The entire manifesto is about a mentally ill person who was slowly emboldened to murder in part due to antidepressant medications, and basically lays out a point-by-point slam dunk case (if, say, it had been written by a government who wants to take away people’s right to bear arms) as to why anyone who takes SSRIs should not be allowed to own or get anywhere near a gun (and even more specifically, AR-15s).

After diagnosing himself with 13 different disorders including schizophrenia, Holmes discusses how he was prescribed antidepressants — fast-acting benzos and long lasting SSRIs (sertraline primarily) — and it was after that he had feelings of mania, or what he describes as “not good mania”.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pentagon Claims Accidental Shipment of Live Anthrax to Labs in 9 States

By Lily Dane

Today in “I can’t believe this is happening again” news, the Pentagon has admitted that – oops – the U.S. military accidentally shipped samples of live anthrax to private research labs in nine states.

From ABC News:
“The Department of Defense is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their investigation of the inadvertent transfer of samples containing live Bacillus anthracis, also known as anthrax, from a DoD lab in Dugway Utah, to labs in nine states,” said Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.
It’s gonna be fine, though, they said:
“There is no known risk to the general public, and there are no suspected or confirmed cases of anthrax infection in potentially exposed lab workers,” he added. “The DoD lab was working as part of a DoD effort to develop a field-based test to identify biological threats in the environment. Out of an abundance of caution, DoD has stopped the shipment of this material from its labs pending completion of the investigation.”
“Out of an abundance of caution”…where have we heard that before?

TISA: Yet Another Leaked Treaty You've Never Heard Of Makes Secret Rules for the Internet

Anthony Freda
By Jeremy Malcolm

A February 2015 draft of the secret Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) was leaked again last week, revealing a more extensive and more recent text than that of portions from an April 2014 leak that we covered last year. Together with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and theTrans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), TISA completes a trifecta of trade agreements that the administration could sign under Fast Track without full congressional oversight.

Although it is the least well-known of those agreements, it is the broadest in terms of membership. As far as we know, it presently includes twenty countries plus Europe (but notably excluding the major emerging world economies of the BRICS bloc), who, with disdainful levity, have adopted the mantle “the Really Good Friends of Services”. Like its sister agreements, TISA will enact global rules that impact the Internet, bypassing the transparency and accountability of national parliaments. The only difference is that its focus is on services, not goods.

Airlines Spraying Fliers With Pesticides Inside the Plane


By Heather Callaghan

Chemical pesticide exposure happens... If you live nearby a farm you know what it feels like. Spraying happens. If it's not aerosol spraying high up in the sky or wafts from crop dusting - it's being sprayed while inside a locked, pressurized tube? Is there no escape? What is a chemical sensitive or asthmatic person to do? Have you ever felt sick after a flight but couldn't pin it as a virus? Do you ever feel like a bug?

A few countries require pesticide spraying on flights, yet most countries have quietly reserved the right to do so with or without "need." Many spray for "passenger safety" from rodents and insects - however, bug sprays are among the worst chemicals for human exposure.[1] Previously, flight attendants told Mother Jones that it had nothing to with safety but keeping up appearances - who would want to see pests in their plane? But, is it really necessary to spray you while you're on board?

Drug War Fail: More Heroin Addicts Are Created By Doctors Than Drug Dealers

By Carey Wedler

A recently released Drug Enforcement Administration report reveals not only that heroin use has exploded, but that 4 out of 5 new users have previously abused prescription drugs.

The details of the analysis, titled the “National Heroin Threat Assessment,” unwittingly demonstrate that the Drug War has failed to curb drug use and has actually exacerbated the problem. The report opens with an overview of heroin addiction: