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Friday, 23 February


REVIEW: The Square and the Tower Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook Public Intelligence Blog

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Niall Ferguson

3 Stars Half-Assed History from a Courtesan

Niall Ferguson is neither Will Durant nor John Lewis Gaddis.  He is far removed from Howard Zinn. He is, in effect, an intelligent idiot, a courtesan historian. While the books intent may remind one of Eric S. Raymonds classic essay on The Cathedral or the Bazaar, or the book by Thomas L. Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization, the author while spectacularly qualified in conventional, which is to say, approved thinking, offers so many false notes in this book in relation to what I know to be true, that I consider this book largely worthless.

Among my early notes are these:

Elite apologist.  Selective sourcing following a planned counter-narrative.

Pushes the known falsehoods about both 9/11 and the Russians intervening in 2016; accepts Zimmerman telegram in Mexico as real when it is known to be a British covert operation; completely mistaken on who funded Lenin and why.

Dismisses idea of a Deep State while recognizing that elite networks do serve to concentrate wealth.

Emphasizes how hierarchies achieve economies with scale without having the vaguest regard to true cost economics and the price we pay for internalized profit for the 1% versus externalized costs to the 99%.

Funniest useful   quote not accurate by my modern experience but telling in a catty way (186):

While Milners network of Oxford men envisioned a muscular, martial, imperial, and heterosexual future, their counterparts at Cambridge aspired to almost the precise opposite. The network that evolved there in and around the Cambridge Apostles was effete, pacific, liberal, and homosexual.

Most stunning statement oblivious to its meaning today (218):

By defining the slightest grumble as treason or counter-revolution, the Stalinist system was in a position to send whole armies of Soviet citizens to the Gulag.

This is not a man who understands either of the below two links:

Review: The Fruits of Graft


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Thursday, 22 February


Can #Plogging Work in Lebanon? Blog Baladi

I was reading the other day about a new trend in Sweden called #Plogging, whereas people go for a jog and pick up litter at the same time, and was thinking if it would work here in Lebanon. Not only does this eco-friendly activity help the Environment but it apparently makes jogging a more effective exercise.

Since I always walk/jog around the house, I thought of giving it a try last weekend so I took a small bag and walked upwards from Jeita towards Sheile and Balloune. The Jeita streets I crossed were relatively clean but once I got to Sheile they were super dirty all the way up to the new Ain el Rihane road that gets you to Dar3oun. Garbage on both sides of the road, in the bushes, on the trees you name it, and dont get me started with the smells! I tried the next day walking downwards towards Antoura and Zouk Mikael area and it was slightly cleaner but still way too dirty to pick up stuff on the go.

I always expected rural areas to be slightly cleaner than coastal cities but thats not the case apparently, and chances are youll end up with a back ache if you try plogging.


Leading Consciousness Researcher Bridges the Gap Between Science and Real Magic The Event Chronicle

By Dylan Charles

Is magic real? Sure it is, which is why theres such a long and storied history of it in every human civilization, and why so many people practice it everyday, whether they realize it or not.

Magic is one of the most enduring legends of humanity. Its at the core of the esoteric traditions, it saturates the literature of religion and science, and while it has been severely suppressed for millennia, fictional stories about magic are just as popular today as theyve ever been. [IONS]

Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) and Associated Distinguished Professor of Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at theCalifornia Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Having explored the frontiers of human consciousness for decades, he is one of the worlds leading parapsychologists.

Among the many thousands of scientific papers, journals, articles and books he has written, his forthcoming work, Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe, will explore the links between magic and science.

Real magic, he notes, consists of three categories: Divination (think Tarot reading, The I Ching), force of will (The Secret, Power of Intention), and theurgy (shamanism, channeling), and magical thinking is everywhere today, seen as superstitions and prayer.

Drawing a distinction between real magic and fake or fictional magic, Radin explains:

When you think about magic, were talking about ancient ideas, and in the same way that alchemy turned into chemistry, and that astrology turned into astronomy, more or less, herbalism turned into the pharmaceutical world, theres a fourth level of what used to be called natural magic, which will turn into real magic at some point.
Whats interesting is that alchemy, astrology and herbalism all had elements of mental magic in them, but those parts have been left out in the scientific domain....


Mongoose: Pedophilia Snapshot Babies Now Public Intelligence Blog


UK pedophile arrested for plot to rape young girls for top politicians, then dissolve their bodies in acid

A law enforcement agent told actress Blake Lively that the youngest victim of child pornography hes seen still had the umbilical cord attached. (NewsBusters)

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Pedophilia @ Phi Beta Iota


What makes dinosaurs dinosaurs? Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2016 video says about itself:

Dinosaurs are a diverse group of animals of the clade Dinosauria.

They first appeared during the Triassic period, 231.4 million years ago, and were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates for 135 million years, from the start of the Jurassic (about 200 million years ago) until the end of the Cretaceous (66 million years ago), when the CretaceousPaleogene extinction event led to the extinction of most dinosaur groups at the end of the Mesozoic Era.

The fossil record indicates that birds are modern feathered dinosaurs, having evolved from theropod ancestors during the Jurassic Period. Birds were the only dinosaurs to survive the extinction event that occurred 66 million years ago.

By Carolyn Gramling, 4:00pm, February 21, 2018:

New fossils are redefining what makes a dinosaur

Defining whats unique about these fearfully great lizards gets harder with new finds

Theres a very faint dimple here, Sterling Nesbitt says, holding up a palm-sized fossil to the light. The fossil, a pelvic bone, belonged to a creature called...


Continuing crisis: Rohingya refugees are still arriving in Bangladesh RSS feed from

Since 25 August 2017 nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh - and continue to arrive.


Sudan crisis at risk of 'falling off the world's radar' RSS feed from

Although more than five million people in Sudan need aid, the country is at risk of falling off international donors radar, a senior United Nations official has said.


Why Optimism Is Not Naive Right Now La Paz Group

9781610397414If you only have a couple minutes, this will do, courtesy of Kirkus Review (read the remaining couple paragraphs of that review by clicking on the book cover to the left):

Cheer up, world: were killing each other less, except in our cars, and living in a boom. Thus this contrarian pep talk by longtime Atlantic contributor Easterbrook (The Games Not Over: In Defense of Football, 2015, etc.).

Optimism is out of style, but by the authors account, it shouldnt be. When Donald Trump came into office, the unemployment rate was low enough that the number would have caused economists of the 1970s to fall to their knees and kiss the ground.

But in less than half an hour you can get the authors spoken digest of the book here:



Release all political prisoners, Myanmar urged, after activist is freed RSS feed from

Myanmar authorities released ethnic-Rakhine human rights defender Khaing Myo Htun today after months in prison - and should immediately release all remaining political prisoners.


Minister Hennessys Ministry Of Truth: No Jab, No Play Laws Shut The Door On Rogue Doctors The Crazz Files

Welcome To Minister Hennessys Ministry Of Truth Where You Will Shut Up & Do What You Are Told.

Rogue medical practitioners will no longer be able to make false statements about a childs ability to be immunised thanks to new laws which passed Parliament today. Read More


"How It REALLY Is- Proof!" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds;
 our planet is the mental institution of the universe."
 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilization, to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can't prove it, but you can't disprove it either. It happens to be my view, but it doesn't challenge any of the findings of Darwin or Huxley or Einstein or Hawking.


US sees Russia as adversary to be destroyed blogfactory

The Russian leader needs to understand that the United States has no real intention of establishing friendly ties and would rather see Russia destroyed, says an analyst in Washington.

James Jatras, a former US Senate foreign policy analyst, told Press TV on Wednesday that Moscow had to change the mindset that one day Washington will be ready for a rapprochement.

He made the remarks while discussing statements by Russian Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov, who said earlier in the day that Moscow regretted the deterioration of ties between the two sides over US claims that Russia had interfered in its democratic affairs.

Several US congressional committees along with Special Counsel Robert Mueller have been investigating allegations of Russias interference in the 2016 election and its collusion with the campaign of President Donald Trump.

The Russians constantly refer to their American colleagues as their American partners, and they dont seem to understand that the establishment here has no intention whatsoever of ever thinking of Moscow as a partner or as colleague, Jatras said.

They look at them as an adversary to be destroyed, he said of American leaders view of their Russian counterparts. They think that they can treat them like Serbia or Libya or Iraq or Afghanistan.

Jatras argued that Washington was looking forward to either force a regime change upon Russia or at least push it back from Syria and Ukraine.

He described as absurd claims by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who charged in an indictment last week that Russia was behind a hacking campaign that sought to change the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election.

According to Muellers indictment, two Russian entities Concord Catering, and Concord Management and Consulting were in control of the Internet Research Agency, a group that coordinated the alleged meddling by directing hacking attacks that exposed Democrats secrets.



Facebook down major outage reported in Europe and USA blogfactory

earlier apology made by them in recent times

More Details on Todays Outage

Early today Facebook was down or unreachable for many of you for approximately 2.5 hours. This is the worst outage weve had in over four years, and we wanted to first of all apologize for it. We also wanted to provide much more technical detail on what happened and share one big lesson learned.


The key flaw that caused this outage to be so severe was an unfortunate handling of an error condition. An automated system for verifying configuration values ended up causing much more damage than it fixed.


The intent of the automated system is to check for configuration values that are invalid in the cache and replace them with updated values from the persistent store. This works well for a transient problem with the cache, but it doesnt work when the persistent store is invalid.


Today we made a change to the persistent copy of a configuration value that was interpreted as invalid. This meant that every single client saw the invalid value and attempted to fix it. Because the fix involves making a query to a cluster of databases, that cluster was quickly overwhelmed by hundreds of thousands of queries a second.


To make matters worse, every time a client got an error attempting to query one of the databases it interpreted it as an invalid value, and deleted the corresponding cache key. This meant that even after the original problem had been fixed, the stream of queries continued. As long as the databases failed to service some of the requests, they were causing even more requests to themselves. We had entered a feedback loop that didnt allow the databases to recover.


The way to stop the feedback cycle was quite painful we had to stop all traffic to this database cluster, which meant turning off the site. Once the databases had recovered and the root cause had been fixed, we slowly allowed more people back onto the site.


This got the site back up and running today, and for now weve turned off the system that attempts to correct configuration values. Were exploring new designs for this configuration system following design patterns of other systems at Facebook that deal more gracefully with feedback loops and transient spikes.


We apologize again for the site outage, and we want you to know that we take the performance and reliability of Facebook very seriously.


Anti-gun violence demonstrations all over the USA Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Stoneman Douglas Students Protest Gun Laws At Florida Capitol | NBC News

21 February 2018

Following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School met with state lawmakers and spoke in Tallahassee to protest for stricter gun laws.

By Patrick Martin in the USA:

Student protests spread over US school shootings

22 February 2018

Thousands of high school students and their supporters rallied Wednesday at the Florida state capitol in Tallahassee, demanding legislative action to prevent further school shootings like the February 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

There were sympathy demonstrations and school walkouts across the country, involving many thousands of high school students in at least a dozen states, including Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Montana and Washington state.

More than a thousand students walked out of high schools across Indian River County and Martin County, Florida, on the states central Atlantic coast. Some 500 students walked out at Fort Pierce Central High School alone.

In the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, hundreds of students walked out of Uppe...


Too many "happy white dancing people"? Hungarian mayor outraged at exclusion from EU culture contest Signs of the Times

A Hungarian city's bid to become the European Union's next "Capital of Culture" was allegedly rejected by EU officials because its video entry showed too many smiling, dancing, white Christians, the city's mayor says. Szkesfehrvr, Hungary's ninth-largest city, submitted a short video as part of its entry for the 2023 European Capitals of Culture contest, a competition designed to "celebrate the cultural features Europeans share." Featuring folk dancers, young couples, mothers, babies and even two elderly gentlemen playing chess in a park, the video was rejected. The EU panel of "independent experts in the field of culture" felt it had too many happy white people and not enough migrants, the city's mayor Dr Andrs Cser-Palkovics has claimed.


London: Machete fight video goes viral prompts Khan to seek emergency meeting Signs of the Times

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May as knife crime in the capital hits crisis levels. Two people were stabbed to death on February 20 - the 14th and 15th knife deaths in 2018. London Assembly figures showed there were 14,521 knife crime offenses in the capital in the 12 months to January 2018, with stabbings in London at their highest level in six years, a 23 percent rise from the previous year.


UK: Cannabis license considered for boy saved from seizures by using "just 3 drops" of medicated oil Signs of the Times

A licence to allow a boy to legally take cannabis to treat his epilepsy is being considered by the government. Six-year-old Alfie Dingley, from Kenilworth in Warwickshire, suffers up to 30 violent seizures a day. The Home Office had denied the family's request for a licence as the drug is illegal in the UK. But speaking in the House of Lords earlier, Health minister Baroness Williams said "every option is being considered" by ministers.


Wheel of Fortune George Monbiot

Only the left can break the cycle of wealth accumulation.

By George Monbiot, published on, 21st February 2018


This is my opening speech at the Intelligence Squared debate at the Emmanuel Centre, London, 21st February, with Roger Scruton, Stella Creasy and Kwasi Kwarteng: The Left Has Right on Its Side.  

I speak without notes, but this is the text I roughly memorised.

I should confess that sometimes the left drives me round the bend. The meetings, the posturing, the infighting: it can be infuriating. The old adage that the right looks for converts while the left looks for traitors is all too often true.

Despite this, I belong to the left and will never give up on it, because without it there is no solution to a predicament that every generation faces. This predicament is the escalating concentration of wealth and power that threatens to destroy democracy and eventually make life unlivable.

Wealth and power concentrate not because those we confront are wicked (though there are one or two). Their escalation, in the absence of a political movement to restrain it, is an intrinsic feature of complex human societies. It occurred even in the worlds first cities, in southern Mesopotamia.

A useful way of looking at this problem is the concept of patrimonial capital, popularised by Thomas Piketty*. Piketty showed that when the return on capital increases faster than the growth of economic output, inequality spirals, social mobility stalls and the enterprise economy is replaced by a rentier economy.

In other words, once you have money and property, you can use it to accumulate more money and property, taking an ever greater share of societys wealth, through the harvesting of economic rent. By economic rent I mean charging people over the odds to use a non-reproducible resource over which you exercise exclusive control. Think, for example, of the ridiculous price we pay in the UK for train tickets, because the train companies have us over a barrel.

By this means, through no enterprise of their own, the rich become richer and the poor become poorer. This process has no natural limits. Eventually, as weve seen in the past, the very rich can capture almost the entire production of society.

At this point, the debt, destitution and unemployment that results can cause economic collapse: the Great Depression is a good example.

This predicament is not a perversity of the system. It is an innate characteristic. It is bound to work this way, unless there is a political movement capable of breaking the vicious circle of wealth accumulation.

But the problem doesnt end there. The economic power of the owners of wealth translates into political power. The richer a tiny segment of society becomes, the better it is able to capture politics and undermine democracy. Eventually...



Well, sooner or later it was bound to happen: crypto-currencies and the underlying blockchain technology are being advocated as a means to exercise personal

The post CRYPTO-CURRENCIES, BLOCKCHAIN, AND DNA appeared first on Giza Death Star.



Ms. M.W. found this story, and it's such a whopper that I'm not even going to blog about it, but merely direct your attention



Fukushima operator to pay 100,000 pounds to family of 102-year-old who killed himself when told to flee CLG News

Fukushima operator to pay 100,000 pounds to family of 102-year-old who killed himself when told to flee | 20 Feb 2018 | The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant [Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)] has been ordered to pay 15.2 million yen (100,000 pounds) in compensation to the family of a man who killed himself when he was told to flee after tsunami waves overwhelmed the reactor. Thousands of people were told to leave their homes in April 2011, a month after the tsunami sent the Fukushima plant into meltdown. 102-year-old Fumio Okubo, who lived in a village 40km (25 miles) from the plant, was among those told to leave. After he received the evacuation order, he took his own life.


Siberia was a major centre of early skull surgery in ancient times Signs of the Times

A new find of remains of a child aged 8 to 10 dating from around the 5th century AD suggests a sophisticated knowledge of surgical skills. The skull has an oval-shaped hole cut into the cranial bone sized at 52 to 57 millimetres which hi-tech analysis shows to be 'the result of a deliberate action performed to remove a portion of the skull bone. It was made by a very sharp tool, quite possible a knife, thin, narrow and with a very sharpened blade. 'In other words, it was a craniotomy surgery, or trepanation - quite likely one of the first ones in this part of the world'.


Philippine Leaders Reject US Intel Report that Duterte is a 'Threat to Democracy' Signs of the Times

The US intelligence community labeled Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte a "threat to democracy" in their Worldwide Threat Assessment (WTA) report, provoking a rebuke from Philippine leaders in defense of their oft-controversial president. The WTA was published on February 13 and spent most of its time running down the "threat" posed by the US' top rivals: Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. The Philippines is only mentioned twice in the 28-page report: once when it's named alongside Turkey and Venezuela (two countries that the US has a rocky-at-best relationship with) as nations "whose governments used social media to spread government views, to drive agendas and to counter criticism of the government online." The other mention discusses the trend of "autocratic tendencies" deepening in Southeast Asia. "In the Philippines, President Duterte will continue to wage his signature campaign against drugs, corruption and crime," the report reads. "Duterte has suggested he could suspend the Constitution, declare a 'revolutionary government' and impose nationwide martial law. His declaration of martial law in Mindanao, responding to the Daesh-inspired siege of Marawi City, has been extended through the end of 2018," the report notes.


Joe Atwill | Caesars Messiah, Altered History, & Exposing the Oligarchs After the Shift


Exposing the Oligarchs with guest, Joe Atwill.

While we are all familiar with the wide range of elite groups said to be in control of the masses, their origins and connections to one another are less discussed. From Freemasons and Occultists, to elite Jewish networks and Constantine's co opting of Christianity, unraveling the threads of this conspiracy cardigan can prove to be a challenge.

Fortunately, today's guest, Joe Atwill, has dedicated his life to dusting for the fingerprints left behind by these influential dictators of history. Scouring religious texts and historical documents, he has jumped straight into the deep end, taking an in-depth look into decades of state sponsored propaganda and today he joins The Higherside to peel back the curtains and expose the nefarious group behind psyops such as Nazism, Occultism and Christianity.

A few valuable resources from the interview:
The Pre-Ministry of Jesus: King James Version 'Matthew Chapter 2':...


South Africa's Brand New President Wants To Confiscate Land From White Farmers After the Shift

If youve been following much international news, youve probably heard that, after literally years of scandal, abuse, and incompetence, South Africas president Jacob Zuma was finally forced to resign last week.
This is a big deal for South Africa.
The country has been suffering for nearly a decade under Zumas corruption.
And people are certainly hoping that the new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will represent a positive, new chapter for South Africa.


Attacker throws grenade at US Embassy in Montenegro, commits suicide with 2nd explosive device Signs of the Times

The US mission in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, has urged people to avoid the area following a grenade attack on the diplomatic premises by an unknown assailant, who subsequently blew himself up with a second device. The attack happened around 00:30 local time Thursday, when an "unknown person" threw an "explosive device" from the street into the US embassy compound, the government of Montenegro announced on Twitter. Authorities believe that the projectile thrown was a hand grenade. Immediately afterward the assailant "committed suicide with an explosive device," the statement added. Police have started an investigation and are now looking into possible motives for the attack. Authorities swiftly blocked Revolution Boulevard where the country's National Security Agency and the US embassy are located. Further details of the incident are yet unclear.


School shootings solved by more guns, says Trump Dear Kitty. Some blog

A candlelit vigil in memory of the 17 people killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida

By Peter Frost in Britain:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

School shootings: a US epidemic

PETER FROST compares school shootings on both sides of the Atlantic

DONALD TRUMP has been short and sweet in his response to the tragic shooting in Parkland Florida that saw 17 students and teachers gunned down by a right-wing white supremacist.

First he repeated his long-held opinion that it isnt yet time to discuss gun control. That opinion is probably much to do with the huge stream of funding coming to him and his supporters from the National Rifle Association (NRA).

They are busy campaigning to arm and train teachers in gun use. They say more guns in schools would make schools safer.
Their slogan is, The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Trump yesterday in a White House meeting with massacre survivors and their parents: Trumps solution to school shootings: arm teachers with guns.

The pro-Trump nazi Internet site the Daily Stormer advocates all students over 15 should bring guns to school as well as a solution.

Yeah, right. At school massacres now, some students may save their lives by running away from the gunman. In the NRA/Trump/Daily Stormer scenario, bullets would come not just from one direction, but from several directions. So, students would be caught in the middle with not anywhere to run to save their lives.

Trump supports the NRA as much as it supports him. He says the shootings are not a gun problem but a mental health problem.

He ignores the fact that, in countries where gun...


"Alas..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play!
 No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today.
- Thomas Gray


Your face will be your passport: Sydney Airport to trial biometrics The Crazz Files

Note: Here we go, we are all being cornered & slowly sucked in by technology but how can we escape this? Read More


Let's Teach Communism Terra Forming Terra

This is actually hilarious.  Underlying all this is a profound failure of a foundational theory of economics and the general management of State Sponsored monopolies.  The State in fact does a terrible job of managing such monopolies even when they do not directly own them.  It inevitably throws up a fence of regulation managed by lifers with zero stake in success or failure along with a revolving door of overseers from the regulated industry.  How might this ever work out?

The first step to a resolution needs to be the outright elimination of poverty implimenting the rule of twelve in order to produce local fiat banking and a natural demand for general government debt.  This also deepens demand in all sectors as well.

I would then apply a scaled insurance charge against all enterprises against failure.  The charge would increase as the size climbs.  The idea that large is safe is utter nonsense and particularly in banking.  Real risk can still be funded through investment banking as has been done forever.  The debt product is sold on to smaller banks who need the product.  The fact is that many failures are financial failures, rather than operational failure and a fund can easily step in to resolve the problem by buying out the capital at an insured amount.

This has been done on an ad hoc basis with governments but rarely satisfactorily.

Let's Teach Communism


Frank Chodorov

[A selection from One Is a Crowd by Frank Chodorov]:

This is a defense of our universities. As they open their doors for another year of business they teach under a widespread suspicion of teaching communism. The suspicion is unsupported by fact; it is pure witchcraft. There is reason...


Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro CLG News

Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro | 22 Feb 2018 | There has been an explosion at the US Embassy in Montenegro, the government says. An unidentified attacker threw an explosive device into the embassy compound in the capital Podgorica, before killing himself, it tweeted. It said the device thrown was likely a hand grenade. A guard at a nearby sports centre told the AFP news agency he "heard two explosions, one after another".


ZAP's Mid-Week Report -- February 22, 2018 Operation Disclosure

Subject: MIDWEEK BY ZAP from "The Office of Poofness" 2-22-18
From: "The Office of Poofness" <>
Date: Thu, February 22, 2018 1:49 am

Zap Says










Attacker throws grenade at US Embassy in Montenegro, kills self with 2nd explosive device CLG News

Attacker throws grenade at US Embassy in Montenegro, kills self with 2nd explosive device | 22 Feb 2018 | The US mission in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, has urged people to avoid the area following a grenade attack on the diplomatic premises by an unknown assailant, who subsequently blew himself up with a second device. The attack happened around 00:30 local time Thursday, when an "unknown person" threw an "explosive device" from the street into the US embassy compound, the government of Montenegro announced on Twitter. Authorities believe that the projectile thrown was a hand grenade. Immediately afterward the assailant "committed suicide with an explosive device," the statement added.


Russia deploys new warplanes at Hmeimim airbase Signs of the Times

On February 21, the Russian Aerospace Forces deployed additional warplanes at their Hmeimim airbase near the Syrian coastal city of Jableh. According to Syrian pro-government sources, four Su-35 multi-role fighters and four Su-25 attack aircraft escorted by a Tu-154M plane arrived to the airbase. An A-50U Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) plane was also deployed, according to the sources. The A-50U is equipped with a Vega Shmel-M radar. It can detect a launch of missile or a fighter jet in the range of 650km. The detection range for ground targets is 300km. The plane can remain in the air for more than 9 hours and has an ability to guide friendly fighters and track multiple enemy fighters on the same time. It can also detect ground targets and ships.


District Will Suspend Kids Who Leave Class to Protest Florida Shooting CLG News

District Will Suspend Kids Who Leave Class to Protest Florida Shooting | 21 Feb 2018 | "We are here for an education and not a political protest." That's the message from Needville ISD Superintendent Curtis Rhodes Tuesday in response to a call by political groups for students to walk out of class to protest gun issues in the wake of the Florida school shooting. In a post on Facebook, Rhodes said, "A school is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally. A disruption will not be tolerated." Rhodes said that students who walk out of class -- or disrupt school -- to protest current gun laws face a possible suspension. "They will be suspended from school for three days and face all the consequences that come along with an out-of-school suspension."


'Am I not your strategic partner': Erdogan says that Turkey must develop 'unmanned tanks' and more as NATO refuses to share military tech Signs of the Times

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has instructed the Turkish defense industry to develop a home-produced unmanned tank, and has criticized NATO states' reluctance to share modern military technology with their ally Ankara. Ankara hopes to design, produce and deploy an unmanned tank to circumvent a technology gap that NATO countries are reluctant to fill, President Erdogan stated on Wednesday, unveiling the country's development goals for 2019 to 2023. Praising the current level of technical achievement in the defense industry, Erdogan highlighted how the development of domestic aerial drone production, which was prompted by NATO members' repeated refusal to share the technology with Ankara. The Alpagu, the Kargu and the Togan military drones are just the latest achievements by Turkish arms makers.


We are at war blogfactory

Turkish helicopter downed amid Afrin operation, 2 soldiers dead

(what did they expect christmas presents?)

A Turkish military chopper was downed amid the countrys Olive Branch operation in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Two soldiers were killed in the incident.

One of our helicopters was downed just recently, Erdogan said as he spoke to a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Istanbul. These things will happen, we are in a war, the president said, adding that even though Turkey might lose a helicopter, the perpetrators of the attack will pay a heavy price.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. Christian Hartmann

The president also said the Turkish Armed Forces destroyed many missil...


NATO refuses to share military tech with Erdogan blogfactory

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has instructed the Turkish defense industry to develop a home-produced unmanned tank, and has criticized NATO states reluctance to share modern military technology with their ally Ankara.

Ankara hopes to design, produce and deploy an unmanned tank to circumvent a technology gap that NATO countries are reluctant to fill, President Erdogan stated on Wednesday, unveiling the countrys development goals for 2019 to 2023.

Praising the current level of technical achievement in the defense industry, Erdogan highlighted how the development of domestic aerial drone production, which was prompted by NATO members repeated refusal to share the technology with Ankara. The Alpagu, the Kargu and the Togan military drones are just the latest achievements by Turkish arms makers.

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Turkish army tanks are seen near the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province, Turkey January 23, 2018. Umit Bektas

We have our own unmanned aerial vehicles now. For years we wanted them from our strategic partner. The answer we received was, the Congress does not allow. You are giving it to others, am I not your strategic partner, are we not in NATO, why do not you give it to us? Erdogan asked, noting that the alliance even refused to rent the UAVs to Turkey. These rejections finally made us our own armed and unarmed unmanned aerial vehicles, Erdogan added.

The next step, Erdogan believes, is to develop an unmanned tank which could be used on the battleground to save lives. Turkey has lost a number of soldiers in Syria over the years, due to the vulnerability of their mainly German-produced tanks. To add to the problem, last month, Germany decided to delay the upgrade of Turkeys Leopard tanks in the wake of the Olive Branch military operation against the Kurds in northwestern Syria....


Inside Ontarios Big, Bold Basic Income Experiment Fast Company

The Canadian province is giving some citizens a base salaryand measuring how much it helps keep people out of poverty, improve their health, and give back to their community.

Alana Baltzer bought her first new winter coat recently. Shes eating vegetables and fruit now instead of junk food. And, because shes not worrying about money, shes having fewer bipolar episodes. The money-stress triggers arent there anymore. Shes also applied to college and is looking for work.

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Your LinkedIn Profile Lists Too Many Skills Fast Company

You can do lots of things, and thats great! But you only want recruiters on LinkedIn to find you based on your most competitive skills.

You may think of LinkedIn like Facebook for professionals, but recruiters and hiring managers dont. They treat the professional network like the gigantic resume database it essentially is. For job seekers, that means one thing: Your profile needs to be laser-focused on target jobs, and dense enough with data to be discoverable by the recruiters you most want to hear from.

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Oldest Temple Terra Forming Terra

It is remarkable that Gobekli Tepi turns out to be a temple and that all those cave drawings are also representations of Shamanic visions.  This is good though.
We understand that the altered state experience was important then and is now becoming useful and better understood as well today.
My own investigations has revealed to me that a sensitive who is an informant of mine was led to an encounter with the Green Man in broad daylight and in addition during a meditative state also encountered the King of the Dandelions.
In a more natural world it makes sense that we would also encounter the equivalent spirit of the Lion, the Deer, etc for each identifiable species.  Thus we suddenly have the validity of the Lion King uniquely separate from been a specific representation of Jesus as per CS Lewis.  The whole topuic of symbolic values slides out the window.
Our shamans did encounter lion kings, deer princes and their like during their meditations. These were easily superior to their living aspects and instructive of our own relationship with the divine.

What i am sharing with you is a new Spiritual Cosmology nicely linked physically to my Cloud cosmology. The primary spiritual form or the supreme representation is what we identify as the human form.  All life evolves toward that form.  

So we have the king of the Dandelions empowering millions of dandelions with aspects of its own GREAT SPIRIT.  Thus the LION KING is the GREAT SPIRIT of the lions and may well have a large number of aspects or perhaps all of the lions though i expect a finite number instead.  In our human case i am informed that we start out with 32 aspects during each incarnation.  Thus an eight lifetime cycle will normally last a century each and involve the life experiences of 8 X 32 aspects or 256 lives over an epoch in history that can often...


Coldest and Most Snow Ever Terra Forming Terra

Let us make this incredibly simple for everyone.  The sun has become cooler.  As in significantly cooler.  That means that we are really cooling off to a lower base temperature and this could be sustained for a couple of decades.  When it warms again it will also take time to rebuild all that lost heat as well.

We had a warming cycle that ran from 1960 through 2000. We then had a peak heat retention that slowly declined while the sun shifted gears.  now we have lost all that heat and the sun is nowe cooler.  Thus we have cold winters ahead for some time.  My best guess based on past patterns is that we will catch a decade or so before it shifts back up.

The good news is that we have not frozen the Rhine yet.  Next year?


Coldest and Most Snow Ever

Published on February 6, 2018

Heavy snowfall and widespread ice have led to another day of travel disruption, amid warnings that Britain is set to be gripped by freezing weather all month. Boston tied a 100-year-old record when it marked seven consecutive days of temperatures that did not top 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6.7 degrees Celsius). Up and down the coast, people working outdoors struggled with the frigid conditions swearing under their breaths about the idea of manmade global warming.

In Russian it is snow Armageddon. Over the weekend Moscow was drowned in snow, setting records, experiencing its heaviest snowfall in a day since records began. Moscows meteorological service said Moscow had seen more than half its average monthly snowfall in the space of 24 hours, beating the previous record set in 1957.

Dramatic global cooling this winter has created 4X more ice than average in the Great Lakes. Almost 4X the amount of ice as on this date la...


Thought Loops Terra Forming Terra

Image: BRAINWASHED: The goal of the media is to poison the minds of the masses with toxic hatred and engineered thought loops


Russian MoD spokesman: Syria's East Ghouta militants derail peace talks with armed provocations Signs of the Times

Attempts to broker a ceasefire in the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta have failed because illegal armed militants controlling the area have refused to give up their weapons, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. "The appeals by the Russian reconciliation center to illegal armed groups to stop resistance, surrender arms and regularize their status did not bring positive results," the ministry's spokesman Major-General Yuri Yevtushenko said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the humanitarian situation in East Ghouta is "getting critical." Russia is working within the UN Security Council to draft a resolution to address pressing humanitarian issues in the embattled suburb, deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said earlier. Ambassador Vasily Nebenzia said that the Security Council meeting scheduled for Thursday was "necessary" to allow all sides to "present their vision, their understanding of the situation, and come up with ways of getting out of this situation."


14 Reasons Why Men Who Marry This Type of Woman End Up Being The Happiest Husbands Awareness Act

When it comes to looking for a partner I am sure men look for several things in a woman, but maybe they should be considering their career a bit more as well? It seems men who marry nurses end up quite pleased and with good reason.

Dont get me wrong, we cannot help who we fall for and not all marriages work out, there will be exceptions to this. You can be in a wonderful relationship without marrying a nurse, but gosh darn it, those wonderful ladies who spend all their time helping others seem to know the way right to a mans heart. Below You will find a list of reasons why nurses make some of the absolute best wives out there. If you are a nurse, thank you for all that you do!

14 Reasons Why Men Who Marry Nurses End Up Being The Happiest Husbands:

1. Nurses are fixers.

Nurses are able to fix things most people wouldnt even bother trying to fix. They work hard to make sure everything is working as it should. They wont be the kind to let you go to bed pissed off.

2. Nurses handle pressure well.

Nurses are going to be able to handle any emergencies that come up quite well. They are able to keep going when the pressure is high. Most people shut down in situations like this, its like they are superheroes.

3. Nurses are kind and caring.

Nurses are always there for those who need them. I have never met a kinder person than a nurse. They know exactly what you need and get it right to you. They care about everyone on a much deeper level and love to help.

4. Nurses are tough.

Nurses can handle a lot more than most people. Like I said above they do not buckle under pressure but there is a lot more to it than that. Nurses are just built from a different material. They can do so much that other people tend to fail with.

5. Nurses do not often give up.

Nurses are strong-willed and it is rare for them to give up on anything. If they know something needs to be done they will get it done. You can count on them no matter what.

6. Nurses are great at working with others.

Nurses are without doubt team players. They do well with others and are great at compromising and communicating. Since both of those things are crucial in relationships it is pretty damn awesome when you think about it.

7. Nurses know what really matters.

Nurses see terrible things every day and are still able to come home with a smile. They see the things people are facing every day, and it makes them grateful for their health and their family.

8. Nurses are great listeners.

Nurses are used to listening to people. If you need to talk about something they are all ears. They will be there when times get rough.

9. Nurses are extremely supportive.

Nurses will push you to accomplish all o...


8 Ways to Overcome Your Biggest Fears Awareness Act

We are all afraid of something, fear is a normal part of life; however, we can all overcome our fears if we truly want to.

You can even use fear to your advantage at times. Learning to control your own fears is important. You must be able to overcome things like this even if the process sounds terrifying. Most of the time our biggest fears are quite odd, to be honest. People are afraid of things like spiders, snakes, needles, death, heights, public speaking, the dark, and even thunder. Take a few minutes to figure out what things you are most afraid of and why you think you are afraid of them. Does that really sound like a good reason to you or does it sound a bit like you are making something out of nothing?

Below you will find a list of things that will help you to overcome that fear. Remember in order to overcome any fear you must first accept it and be ready to overcome it. You can do it!

8 Tips On How To Overcome Your Biggest Fears:

1. Stop fixating on it

Stop focusing on whatever it is you are afraid of. Think about other things. Dont give your fears too much power. Obsessing only makes things worse. Stop and breathe dont let the fear overwhelm you. I know this one is easier said than done but if you try hard enough you can do it.

2. Start off small

Work yourself up to facing your fears. Begin small and then gradually increase as time goes on. For instance, if you are afraid of spiders maybe go see some tarantulas at Petco or try catching a harmless house spider and releasing it instead of squishing it (you can do so without touching it). These small steps will help you to overcome your fear but they will be a bit uncomfortable at first.

3. Gain a better understanding

If you are afraid of something like snakes or spiders it is best to try and learn some things about them. The more you know the better. Knowledge is power, get to know the different kinds and which ones are harmless. Figure out where your limits are and learn to be able to interact with them in a healthy manner.

4. Jump right into it

Depending on what you are afraid of this is a great way to just get it over with. If you are afraid of something like needles or thunder make yourself embrace them. Change your preferred treatment method over to injections and eventually they wont bother you anymore. Each time you get one they will bother you less and less.


If you dont relax you will never be able to get over it. The more worked up you let fear get you the more power you are giving it. Work up your nerve and only tolerate positive thinking in regards to what it is you are afraid of.

6. Accept your fear

Say you...


7 Science-Backed Habits You Can Practice to Improve Your Mental Strength Awareness Act

Living in the world we live in can prove to be a challenge sometimes. Overcoming the things laid out before us is something we all must do.

Being mentally strong is something we can work on. This is the grit that holds us together. The more mentally strong we are the more we can handle and face without fear. The definition of mental strength or mental toughness is basically that it is a measure of a persons resilience and confidence. This helps them to succeed in all that they do.

If you think you may be lacking in this area or simply want to improve in all possible ways the following things may help you do that. The list below is comprised of some of the most effective means of bringing about a deeper sense of mental toughness. No, you dont have to do them all but even implementing just one in your life could make a huge difference in your success rate.

7 Science-Backed Things You Can Do To Become More Mentally Strong:

1. Be more passionate.

Dont close yourself off, open yourself up. Let your passion drive you to do the things you want to do. Being more passionate it important. We all need a purpose and our passion drives that purpose. David Brooks has written all about this for the New York Times, you can click here to see what he had to say.

2. Stop confusing fear of failure for mental toughness.

These are two very different and yet somehow similar things. Christine Carter positive psychology expert has said time and time again that we tend to force people into being afraid to fail when trying to make them want to try harder in general. This is not going to do any good and is not the same as being mentally tough. Mentally tough people fail sometimes, we all do and there is nothing wrong with that.

3. Stop holding grudges.

Holding grudges is a waste of time. All that is doing is wasting your mental energy that could be used for something else. You can forgive someone and still cut them out of your life. Moving on is a crucial part of being mentally strong.

4. Exercise when you can, stay fit.

One Harvard Psychiatrist by the name of John Ratey has actually said that the more fit a person is the more stress it will take for them to actually feel stressed. This meaning if you...


Rescuers use boats to evacuate victims as 'worst floods in 45 years' hit US Midwest Signs of the Times

Crews used boats to help residents evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping across the Midwest on Wednesday combined with melting snow to flood rivers, roads and other low-lying areas in several states. The storm system starting pushed heavy rain, snow and ice into the region this week, and the weather has already been blamed for hundreds of car crashes and several fatalities, including the deaths of four people in a crash along a slippery interstate in Nebraska. About 19 people had been evacuated from homes in Elkhart, a town just east of South Bend, by early Wednesday, said Mayor Tim Neese. Local schools were closed because of the flooding and an emergency shelter was set up to help evacuees overnight, The Elkhart Truth newspaper reported. "This city has not seen flooding like this in the last 45 years," Neese said. "We also had record snowfall in addition to consistent rain." Homes and streets also were flooded in the South Bend area, and forecasters predicted that the swollen St. Joseph River wouldn't crest until Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for parts of several states in the central and southern U.S., spanning from Texas to Illinois and Ohio to Arkansas, where strong winds topped power lines and damages buildings. Winter weather advisories also were issued, including in for Oklahoma and Kansas.


How Nintendos Switch And DIY Labo Toys Are Changing The Game Fast Company

The 128-year-old Japanese companys specialty is neither hardware nor software, but the art of making unique experiences.

When Nintendos Switch debuted in March 2017, it was like nothing that gamers had seen before: a console that you can hook up to a TV in your living room but also pluck from its dock and use as a handheld anywhere. The $300 device was so appealingand well executedthat it was practically impossible to find one in stock for months after its release. Now that Nintendo is catching up with demand, the company says that the Switch is the fastest-selling console in U.S. history, besting the record set by its legendarily successful ancestor, 2006s Wii. Meanwhile, Switch titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are setting sales records.

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Heres Why The NBA Is The Most Tech-Savvy League Today Fast Company

From its mobile-friendly camera angles to its in-house e-sports league, the NBA is leading professional sports into the future.

Last season, the NBA set new records for attendance (22 million) and global fan engagement (more than a billion viewers around the world tuned in at some point). That growth was powered in part by a mobile-focused digital strategy that engages fans in compelling new ways. Were bringing the world courtside, says Melissa Brenner, the NBAs executive vice president of digital media. In 2017, the NBA made significant enhancements to League Pass, its live-stream product that allows fans to view games in all markets. The league also installed additional cameras in every arena and introduced Mobile View, which provides tighter, zoomed-in angles for smaller screens; today, more than a third of subscribers are tuning in via handheld devices. We used to call it the second screen, Brenner says of mobile, but for a lot of people, now its the first screen. In partnership with Tencent, League Pass rolled out in China, reportedly generating more than 190 million views during the 2017 NBA Finals. (The service is available in 200 countries.) Brenner is also now exploring the infinite amounts of content we can produce with technology. For example, streaming a game each week all season long in VR for League Pass subscribers and introducing NBA AR, a virtual pop-a-shot app for the iPhone, and NBA InPlay, a fantasy game synced to live broadcasts. A two-year-old partnership with Israeli workflow automation startup WSC Sports Technologies has increased instantly shareable highlight clips from about 100 per week to more than 10,000, contributing to a record number of video views (12 billion) for the league last season. In May, the NBA will get even more virtual with the debut of the 17-team NBA 2K Leaguethe first e-sports league (for competitive and professional gamers) operated by one of the American majors.

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This new jacket from Ministry of Supply adjusts to our all crazy weather conditions Fast Company

It gets frigid in Boston, where high-tech clothing startup Ministry of Supply is headquartered. But the problem with bundling up in the winter is that youre always too hot the minute you hop on the bus or pop into a store. So it makes sense that the companys founders had the idea to develop a jacket

It gets frigid in Boston, where high-tech clothing startup Ministry of Supply is headquartered. But the problem with bundling up in the winter is that youre always too hot the minute you hop on the bus or pop into a store. So it makes sense that the companys founders had the idea to develop a jacket that adjusts to your temperature.

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How Everlane Is Building The Next-Gen Clothing Brand Fast Company

Behind all those no-nonsense, high-quality basics is a savvy selling machine.

Five years after Everlane founder and CEO Michael Preysman declared that he would rather shut down his company than open a store, some 75 people are lining up outside of a minimalist glass storefront in Manhattans fashionable Nolita neighborhood. Inside, stacked on blond wood shelves against austere white walls, sit the unassuming objects of their desire: affordable, high-quality basics$100 cashmere sweaters, $15 pima cotton T-shirts, $65 Japanese denim jeans. Most Everlane product launches these days are met by waiting customers, and the companys inaugural store opening, on a brisk Saturday morning in December, is no exception.

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Apple is working on two new versions of its AirPods Fast Company

The wireless earbuds have been a hit since their release last year, and, like the iPhone, Apple is planning on releasing regular updates to them on an annual basis, reports Bloomberg. The sites sources say Apple is currently working on the next two models, to be released in 2018 and 2019. It describes the upcoming

The wireless earbuds have been a hit since their release last year, and, like the iPhone, Apple is planning on releasing regular updates to them on an annual basis, reports Bloomberg. The sites sources say Apple is currently working on the next two models, to be released in 2018 and 2019. It describes the upcoming 2018 model of AirPods as featuring improvements to how users communicate with Siri:

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Tension with Israel is mounting. blogfactory

Lebanon, as so often in the past, is facing mortal danger.

Saudi Arabia is putting great pressure on the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, a powerful but controversial figure who holds dual nationality Saudi and Lebanese. Riyadh expects Lebanon to play by its own rules, sidelining Hezbollah, ending Iranian influence in the country, and promoting Saudi business and political interests or else. It is a clear that foreign aid from the Gulf is increasingly conditional.

Tension with Israel is also mounting. A military conflict could erupt at any moment, with devastating consequences. Between 1978 and 2006, Israel attacked its northern neighbor on five occasions. The last time Israel invaded Lebanon, during the so-called Lebanon War in 2006, at least 1,300 Lebanese people were killed and 1 million displaced.

The Israeli air force is lately, unceremoniously, violating Lebanese air space, flying over its territory on the way to Syria, where it is bombing selected targets, grossly violating various international laws.

To make things worse, Israel has begun building an ugly concrete wall right at the border line, an act which Lebanon views almost as a declaration of war. The Lebanese military received orders to confront Israeli bulldozers and construction crews, if the building of the frontier barrier continues. Both sides are now using intermediaries to communicate, but a confrontation may take place at any moment.

There is also a maritime dispute between the two countries, over an oil and gas rich area, which both countries are claiming as their own. This quarrel is also threatening the fragile peace between Israel and Lebanon. Although some would say, what peace, really, if both nations are still technically at war?



Attacker throws grenade at US Embassy in Montenegro blogfactory

The US mission in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, has urged people to avoid the area following a grenade attack on the diplomatic premises by an unknown assailant, who subsequently blew himself up with a second device.

The attack happened around 00:30 local time Thursday, when an unknown person threw an explosive device from the street into the US embassy compound, the government of Montenegro announced on Twitter. Authorities believe that the projectile thrown was a hand grenade. Immediately afterward the assailant committed suicide with an explosive device,the statement added.

Police have started an investigation and are now looking into possible motives for the attack. Authorities swiftly blocked Revolution Boulevard where the countrys National Security Agency and the US embassy are located. Further details of the incident are yet unclear.

At 00:30, in front of the @USEmbassyMNE building in


Uber plans to get aggressive in Southeast Asia Fast Company

After Japanese giant SoftBank took a 15% stake in Uber last month, many thought Uber would quietly leave Southeast Asias market to rivals like Grab (another ride-hailing service SoftBank has a stake in). But Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has now dismissed that idea, reports Reuters. In his first visit to Asia as Ubers CEO, Khosrowshahi

After Japanese giant SoftBank took a 15% stake in Uber last month, many thought Uber would quietly leave Southeast Asias market to rivals like Grab (another ride-hailing service SoftBank has a stake in). But Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has now dismissed that idea, reports Reuters. In his first visit to Asia as Ubers CEO, Khosrowshahi said Uber has big investment plans for Southeast Asia:

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Is This the Most Absurd Government Agency? Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Is This the Most Absurd Government Agency?
by Bill Bonner

Apollo, Apollo!
God of all ways, but only Deaths to me,
Once and again, O thou, Destroyer named,
Thou hast destroyed me, thou, my love of old!'
[In Aeschylus "Agamemnon", Cassandra regrets ever having laid eyes on Apollo.]

"At lasta genuine improvement from Washington! In the panic after the 2008 financial crisis, Congress created the Office of Financial Research (OFR). The idea was that this group would sound an alarm if the financial system were ever in danger. Its about time. Now, we have nothing to fear. The feds will tell us when it is safe to buyand when we should run for the hills.


Selfie Addiction Now Recognized as A Serious Mental Illness Awareness Act

The cell phone has become the adults transitional object, replacing the toddlers teddy bear for comfort and a sense of belonging. Margaret Heffernan

Society today has hit a level of addiction to our smartphones and gadgets that leave many rolling their eyes. Brides are making rules, banning cellphones from their wedding to avoid having 20 cellphones broking the photographer with every shot, while groups will gather in restaurants and public places, together in person but divided by the devices, playing on the phones instead of actually talking to one another. An incredible tool, and yet they are tearing our society apart.

One reason why phones have grown so quickly in popularity is our ability to document every aspect our lives through photos and videos, sharing them on social media with the world. Ok, lets be honest sharing the good times with the world. Right? After all, its all about image The ultimate sign of our current generation is the selfie.

Source: Free-Photos | Pixabay


From elaborate filters to carefully selected angles, duck-faced selfies to creative backdrops they liter our Facebook and Instagram newsfeeds, and are sent over Snapchat at an alarming rate, providing us with the opportunity to feel out how others truly feel about us based on the number of likes or comments a single picture can attract. Have we really stooped low enough that our self-worth is established based on the reaction to a photo online?

The selfie has become so ingrained in our society that the Oxford English Dictionary entered the word in 2013, defined as a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.

Shortly thereafter, in 2014, the term selfitis was coined referring to the obsessive taking of selfies. At the time, articles were popping up all over social media, claiming that selfitis had been newly classified as a mental disorder by the American Psychiat...


UN demands halt of monstrous campaign in Syrian town blogfactory

Top UN officials condemn unrelenting bombardment of Syrian enclave as air strikes continue and death toll nears 300.

Top UN officials demanded an immediate cessation of aerial attacks on Syrias devastated Eastern Ghouta with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calling the rebel-held enclave hell on Earth.

Syrian forces backed by Russian warplanes continued to pound the Damascus suburb with at least 27 killed on Wednesday, bringing the civilian death toll to more than 270 including 60 children over the past three days.

My appeal to all those involved is for an immediate suspension of all war activities in Eastern Ghouta, Guterres told a UN Security Council meeting. This is a human tragedy that is unfolding in front of our eyes, and I dont think we can let things go on happening in this horrendous way.

About 400,000 people live in the area, which has been besieged for years by government forces with few supplies reaching the desperate population.

UN human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein called the air strikes and artillery fire a monstrous campaign of annihilation.

International humanitarian law was developed precisely to stop this type of situation, where civilians are slaughtered in droves in order to fulfill political or military objectives, he said in a statement.

Syrias Eastern Ghouta: Nearly 300 killed in four days

The UN has documented 346 civilian deaths with 878 wounded in Eastern Ghouta since February 4, mostly from air strikes hitting residential areas, Zeid said.

Russia involvement

Russia denied involvement in air attacks on Wednesday, calling an accusation by a US official that Moscow was taking part in the raids groundless.

It is not clear what they are based on We do not agree, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Russian jets have carried out air strikes in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad since 2015 greatly changing the course of the seven-year war in the governments favour.

Negotiations to try to peacefully resolve the dire situation in Eastern Ghouta broke down after rebels there ignored calls to cease their resistance and lay down their arms, the Russian military said late on Wednesday.

Rebels were preventing civilians from leaving the conflict zone, Russias ceasefire monitoring centre in Syria, which is run by the Russian military, also said in a sta...


Watch Airbuss Vahana robot air taxi make its first flight Fast Company

Aircraft design is undergoing a lot of changes all at once, with several companies, from startups to industry behemoths, combining AI pilots, electric propulsion, and vertical takeoff and landing capability. Airbus incorporates all of that in its Vahana project. The aerospace giant is developing the air taxi out of its startup-style A3 Silicon Valley skunkworks.

Aircraft design is undergoing a lot of changes all at once, with several companies, from startups to industry behemoths, combining AI pilots, electric propulsion, and vertical takeoff and landing capability. Airbus incorporates all of that in its Vahana project. The aerospace giant is developing the air taxi out of its startup-style A3 Silicon Valley skunkworks. The team has just shared video of Vahanas first flight, which took place on January 31. With its wings and their eight propellers tilted upward, the prototype plane hovers like a helicopter over the tarmac in Pendleton, Oregon.

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UFOs and Related Subjects: An Annotated Bibliography, Lynn E. Catoe, Prepared by the Library of Congress, July 1969 The Black Vault


According to the document:

The subject of unidentified flying objects is a popular phenomenon of the period from 1947, evoking widespread speculation, and producing a literature of great variety and scope. This body of literature and documentation is source material for readers seeking better understanding to this question, which has involved the U.S. Air Force as well as other official groups.

This is believed to be the most comprehensive bibliography published to date on the subject, and includes the extensive UFO collection of the Library of Congress, as well as related material useful in understanding the nature of the question.

The bibliography was produced by the Librarys Division of Science and Technology with support provided by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, a unit of the Office of Aerospace Research, the research agency of the U.S. Air Force.

The bibliographer is Miss Lynn E. Catoe, who also collected the books, journal articles, pamphlets, conference proceedings, tapes, original manuscripts, and other material listed here, a total of more than 1,600 items.

This literature survey was requested by AFOSR to assist a scientific research project at the University of Colorado under the direction of Dr. Edward U. Condon on unidentified flying objects. The research began 1 November 1966, and has been carried out with support provided by AFOSR at the direction of the Secretary of the Air Force under contract F44620-67-C-0035. The preparation of the bibliography was accomplished under AFOSR orders 67-0002 and 68-0003.

The following document was received from the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) via FOIA Case 2015-52.

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British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Exposed As Soviet Spy Your News Wire

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been exposed as a cold-war traitor to the United Kingdom and an undercover agent of the former Soviet Union.  Jeremy Corbyn is a lifelong Trotskyist from the die-hard old [...]


Restored Republic via a GCR as of Feb. 22, 2018 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Feb. 22 2018

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 22 Feb. 2018 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery; Author, "Twenty Two Faces,"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Feb. 21 2018 TNT Call RayRen98, Tony:

1. TNT gets information in-country, out of the country, from the banking system itself, from call and exchange centers, and now from the tellers and branch managers. We get information at every level, from Iraqi television and on the street in Iraq and Kurdistan, even the CBI.

2. On Sat. Feb. 17 Jabouri indicated that the Iraqi budget would be complete in one week, while at the Security Council summit in Germany, Abadi agreed to get it done.

3. On Sun. Feb. 18 the Baghdad/Erbil crisis came to an end at the National Conference. The Kurds were happy with the results of the Article 140 debacle and agreed to cast their vote.

4. Also on Sun. Feb. 18 the banks had their final meetings for teller training and sorting out other issues. They were getting ready for this event.

5. The 800 numbers have been sent to all the districts, and we are now waiting for ours to come from the US Treasury or the Federal Reserve. All sides have to be ready at the same time. They are ready and pushing for this to go now.

6. On Mon. Feb. 19 Bank staff were meeting to work out the process.

7. Over last weekend they gave out the 800 numbers to 12 US districts. Each District has several numbers. Canada has three 800 numbers for their three districts. For the UK...


India Enters the Sovereign Debt Crisis Armstrong Economics

I have warned continually that the Sovereign Debt Crisis will unfold not so much by people selling government debt, but by the lack of people buying new debt. The greatest peril is when there is NO BID for the new issues because all governments are operating a PONZI scheme. The sell new debt to pay off maturing debt. Currently, holders of Indian government debt have been dumping 4.7 billion rupees ($73 million) of government bonds on average every day this year, according to data from the Clearing Corp. of India. Last year, their net daily sales totaled 368 million rupees.

The Sovereign Debt Crisis emerges when the government is unable to raise enough cash to pay off the maturing debt. India has crossed that threshold so as we have warned, the Sovereign Debt Crisis will begin from outside the USA and spread to the core. This is how all Empires, nations, and city-states collapse.


Rising Interest Rates Armstrong Economics

While the stock market crashed as the pundit looked in their bag to try to come up with an excuse, they blamed rising inflation and interest rates. Yet, nobody is really paying attention to the underlying trend. The cost of carrying debt has been rising gradually and there are noticeable measurable impacts that the pundits are of course oblivious to since they have to explain every days movements and not the real trend.

Already, the 10-year rate is piercing above the 2.6% area. There is an impact on the currency once people begin to comprehend the trend. The 10-year German bond rate is 0.70%, and this has been maintained by the ECB buying 40% of European government debt to no avail for nearly 10 years.

The real crisis comes when they realize that the ECB will not be there to buy government debt. The bidders will demand a higher yield so rates will rise very rapidly.

Meanwhile, the Fed will pursue higher interest rates as they need to be normalized to help pensions funds that are rapidly collapsing. This idea of a lower dollar will raise the price of imports and with tariffs, inflation in consumer products will rise.

Mueller is still not ending his investigation. Why should he? He would have to go get a real job in the private sector. Keep the investigation alive to pay the light bills. He shows no sign of embracing unemployment. His pretend indictment is dancing between raindrops, indicting people in Russia knowingly there will never be a trial. We cannot count him out yet as a factor that will undermine the economic confidenc...


Benjamin Fulford Report: "Financial Mega-Battle to Escalate" -- February 19, 2018 Operation Disclosure

Weekly Geo-political News and Analysis

Financial mega-battle to escalate in late February, early March

By Benjamin FulfordWhite Dragon Society

The secret battle for the planet earth is entering a critical phase over the coming weeks, especially in the realm of finance, where an epic three-way battle is raging, multiple sources agree. In this battle, cryptocurrencies and the Chinese yuan are fighting each other, as well as fighting to replace the current privately-owned Western central bank petrodollar, Euro, and Japanese yen-based system.

In the biggest move, the gauntlet has been cast by the Chinese as they challenge the U.S. petrodollar, with the formal announcement of a March 26th start for gold-backed-yuan oil futures trading. Asian secret society sources say the Year of the Dog, which is just starting, usually brings volatility (in this case presumably in the financial markets) before things settle down into a new normal as the year progresses. This means the Chinese are ready for financial war once they return from their lunar new years holiday this week and next.

This Chinese move against the petrodollar coincides with a Russian threat to withdraw from the Western-controlled SWIFT international payments system. A CIA source in Asia says he was informed by his Russian counterparts that if Russia starts trade without using the international SWIFT trading accounts and completely switches over to the Chinese Cross-Border Interbank Payment System (CIPS), there will be at least a dozen other nations that make this switch within days.


Brandon Smith: Mass Shootings Will Never Negate The Need For Gun Rights BlackListed News

Though the media often attempts to twist the gun rights debate into a web of complexity, gun rights is in fact a rather simple issue either you believe that people have an inherent right to self defense, or you dont. All other arguments are a peripheral distraction...

JROTC Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Scripted Question After Refusing To Air His BlackListed News

A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday nights town hall, but declined after the network gave him a scripted question instead of allowing him to ask his own question. Colton Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC who shielded students while shots rang out, Local 10 news that he was going to ask a question about hiring veterans as armed security guards.


Far-Left Group Calls for Murdering Republicans as Revenge For Florida School Shooting CLG News

Far-Left Group Calls for Murdering Republicans as Revenge for Florida School Shooting --'Dear crazed shooters, the GOP has frequent baseball practice' | 16 Feb 2018 | A far-left group on Facebook is calling on people to murder Republican lawmakers who support the NRA as revenge for the Florida school shooting. The unhinged posts appeared on a Facebook group called 'Milkshakes Against the Republican Party' in the hours after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. "Dear Crazed Shooters, The GOP has frequent baseball practice. You really wanna be remembered, that's how you do it. Signed, Americans tired of our politicians bathing in the blood of the innocent for a few million dollars from the terrorist organization NRA," states one of the posts. "You remember the shooting at the Republican baseball game?" asks another post. "One of those should happen EVERY WEEK until those NRA-funded sons of bitches do something about this."




Mind Control Technology Exists: Heres Proof! Your News Wire

Mind control technology can control peoples minds, emotions, physical symptoms, implant thoughts and program them to kill.  Following the Florida school shooting last week, people have begun speculating whether alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz may have [...]


Artist Spends Hours Creating Natural Mandalas, And Hes Hoping You Will Find Them The Mind Unleashed

Nature is perfection. That does not mean her materials cannot be arranged in a more artistic way, however. Armed with this belief, James Brunt of Yorkshire, England, creates stunning mandalas out of objects found in nature. 

Whether hes moseying on a beach or wandering through a forest, Brunt is never short of inspiration. The Yorkshire, England, resident makes the mandalas with natural objects, such as rocks, twigs, leaves, and even berries. As Bored Panda reports, hell spend hours arranging the materials into spirals, concentric circles, and other detailed patterns.

He has a knack for taking flattering photographs of the arrangements, which he later uploads to social media. Reportedly, fans are always welcome to join him as he works.

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Following are 10+ of his awe-inspiring mandalas:


Credit: James Brunt




'Crisis actors' YouTube video removed after it tops 'trending' videos CLG News

'Crisis actors' YouTube video removed after it tops 'trending' videos | 21 Feb 2018 | YouTube apologized Wednesday for suggesting viewers watch a video that attacked student survivors of the Florida shooting. The video, since deleted, had gone straight to the top of the YouTube "Trending" tab, a popular spot for users to check out the most popular videos. "This video should never have appeared in Trending," YouTube [censoring sociopaths by and for the Deep State] said in a statement. The video, first noticed by tech website Motherboard, was taken down three hours after the publication's post. It had over 200,000 views, and referred to student David Hogg as an actor, someone who has been "bought and paid by CNN and George Soros," according to Motherboard.


Student's Brilliant Invention to Keep Intruders out of Classrooms Operation Disclosure

Students invention to keep intruders out of classrooms is so brilliant that his district has ordered one for every room


Source: KFOR

SOMERSET, Wisconsin - A high school senior has created a device made of steel and rods designed to keep intruders out of the classroom.

Justin Rivard built his first "JustinKase" in shop class long before the recent mass shooting in southern Florida, just in case an intruder stormed his school.

In such an event, teachers in each classroom would quickly slide the device under their doors and latch them to the door jamb.

Rivard says no one, not even his high school's football players, have been able to break through the device.

The Grantsburg School District has ordered one for each classroom and is currently undergoing drills and training teachers.

Rivard's "JustinKase" is patent-pending and sells for $95.


Trump suggests arming teachers as a solution to increase school safety CLG News

Trump suggests arming teachers as a solution to increase school safety | 21 Feb 2018 | President Donald Trump, after listening to a series of emotional stories and pleas to enhance school safety at the White House Wednesday, floated the idea of arming teachers and school staff, an idea that was met with support from many of the attendees. "If you had a teacher who was adept with the firearm, they could end the attack very quickly," he said, stating that schools could arm up to 20% of their teachers to stop "maniacs" who may try and attack them. "This would be obviously only for people who were very adept at handling a gun, and it would be, it's called concealed carry, where a teacher would have a concealed gun on them. They'd go for special training and they would be there and you would no longer have a gun-free zone," Trump said.


The Hotwire #19: February 21, 2018 : Florida School Shooting & Gun ControlKoreatown Against ICE RaidsTN Antifascism CrimethInc.

Listen here. This episode is packed to the gills with news! There is antifa activity in Tennessee and folks in the Northwest continue to hold it down against the fascist creep. Solidarity for Afrin spreads and an inspiring model to fight ICE raids emerges out of Koreatown, Los Angeles. We offer some analysis about the school shooting in Parkland, FL and interview both an anarchist attending the student led rallies there and an anarchist author whos written about gun control. There is a short update on the repression Florida prisoners are enduring due to Operation Push. Walter Bond is in need of support and we have some good news about accused confederate statue topplers in Durham, NC. To wrap things up, there are loads of upcoming events, so stay tuned until the end!


Trump Orders Immediate Investigation Into Obama For Election Meddling Your News Wire

President Trump has ordered an immediate investigation into Barack Obama and members of his administration for meddling in the 2016 election.  Hot on the heels of the DHS announcement that several million illegals voted for [...]


Quantum Ideas: Is Someone Saying Hello to us? -- Part 2 Operation Disclosure

Is Someone Saying Hello To Us?Part 2

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Quantum Ideas

In continuation of my post from 2 weeks ago that went with this night sky photo

I went back to the same spot, and re-took another photo about a week later. This time, it appears to be a totally different object, not even remotely similar to the triangle of colored lights from before. Not sure if its a round disk, or what.....

Still pointing my camera at the same spot, I took a little video to see what would show up. Again, the previous triangle of multi-colored lights have totally disappeared. And instead, here is a tiny blue light zipping and darting around extremely fast in and out of my frame. When I zoom in and do a screen shot, it looks like this.

When I look up at the sky with the naked eye, it just appears as a bright star, and when I take video with a zoom, suddenly there are spastic hyper movements all over the place. It's zipping up and down, and lef...


DHS Bombshell: Several Million Illegals Voted For Hillary Your News Wire

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI are preparing to release a report that confirms several million illegals voted for Hillary during the 2016 election. According to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) [...]


Coconut Oil Reverses Dementia, Study Confirms Your News Wire

A peer reviewed study has concluded that the consumption of coconut oil can reverse Dementia and Alzheimers disease.  The clinical trial, conducted in Spain by Nutricion Hospitalaria, followed Alzheimers patients of varying ages and genders to determine if [...]


Pope Francis On Trial For Alleged Rape And Murder Of Children In 2009 Your News Wire

Pope Francis has been put on trial for the alleged rape and murder of various children between 2009 and 2010 in Holland and Belgium. The lawsuit, which focusses on the Jesuits, Church of England and [...]


FIFTY8 Interviews Alba Weinman: Part III - The Spiritual Journey of Forgiveness and Entity Attachment Operation Disclosure


FIFTY8 Interviews Hypnotherapist Alba Weinman


PART III - The Spiritual Journey of Forgiveness & Entity Attachment

I talk to Alba Weinman, a world renowned Hypnotherapist for those on the path of Spiritual Awakening. Alba talks about her sessions and how forgiveness is such an important part of her practice and hypnotherapy. She shares how forgiveness releases a lot of energy that holds us back. We also discuss entities and how they can attach to our frequency and how to release them with forgiveness and a higher vibration. Included is a session with an entity and how Alba uses her techniques to release them.



(Video) Destroying the Illusion 2.21 -- "Disaster Performers" | Twitter Lockout | New Q Operation Disclosure

Q Posts -

Today's Links:

Florida lawmaker's aide fired after falsely claiming Parkland students are crisis 'actors' -

Sessions forms U.S. cyber task force after election warnings -

Inspector General: FBI Executive Loaned Substantial Money, Had Sex With Subordinate FBI Employee -

How A Plea Reversal From Michael Flynn Could Uncover More Federal Corruption -


(Video) Connecting Consciousness with Simon Parkes 2-18-18 Operation Disclosure

Simon answers questions about airplane crashes and school shootings. Things need to change and change soon.

Published on Feb 19, 2018


Jim Carrey: Trump Has Blood Of 17 Dead People On His Hands Your News Wire

Actor Jim Carrey says Donald Trump has the blood of 17 dead people on his hands claiming the President is directly responsible for Wednesdays mass shooting. In a disturbing tweet sent out on President Days, [...]


(Video) NSA Whistleblower Reveals Mindblowing Corruption in the FBI Operation Disclosure

Published on Feb 20, 2018

Mindblowing Corruption At FBI - NSA Whistleblower Reveals


Sorcha Faal: Trump-Russia Collusion Probe Stunningly Pivots to 9/11 Investigation Operation Disclosure

February 21, 2018

Fears Erupt After Trump-Russia Collusion Probe Stunningly Pivots To 9/11 Investigation

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers


A shocking new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today reveals that the entire American shadow government Deep State is now in abject and total fear after US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suddenly announced that he was traveling to Seattle, Washington, today to reopen the investigation into the 11 October 2001 assassination of US Federal Prosecutor Thomas Waleswhom the FBI has just announced was killed by a hired gunmanand at the time of his murder, had opened an investigation into the Israeli art student mysterywho in the weeks leading up to the 11 September 2001 (9/11) attacks upon America, had attempted to enter Naval Magazine Indian Island, located in Port Hadlock, Washington, where the US military stores its nano-thermite explosives whose residue a peer reviewed Physics Journal scientific article detailed was discovered in the rubble of the World Trade Center. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

According to this report, SVR intelligence analysts have long m...


Anna Von Reitz -- The End of the Great Fraud Begins Here and Now Operation Disclosure

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The End of the Great Fraud Begins Here and Now

Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

The institutionalized fraud we are all wrestling with started in earnest in 1933-34 when Franklin Delano Roosevelt arbitrarily allowed foreign powers to presume that all our Trade Names were instead US Foreign Situs Trusts, and subject to salvage for the debts of the bankrupt United States of America, Inc.

Let's pretend you are an American race horse called "Yankee Flyer" and some sharpies decide to pretend that you are a donkey called "Yankee Flyer" instead.

Now, these same con men are responsible for caring for a donkey named "Yankee Flyer" but that doesn't imply that they actually own the donkey or the horse, either, does it?

What FDR did was make a false claim of ownership by induced assumption of both the donkey and the horse. And all he was, was a stable boy.

I am publishing a diagram with this article, and I have to admit that I don't know the source of the diagram---which is absolutely excellent teaching aid, so I hope the creator will forgive me and agree with the Fair Use Clause.

This diagram shows that your Trade Name, also called your Given Name, which your parents gifted you with when you were born, is smack-dab in the center of the whole fraud scheme and that the spin-off NAMES that have been created since then all derive from it---and all infringe upon your natural Common Law Copyright.

You will also note that this Trade Name is listed as "lost at sea". It's "lost" because it hasn't been claimed and its permanent domicile on the land and soil o...


Anna Von Reitz -- For The Legal Eagles: Certificate of Live Birth Synopsis Operation Disclosure

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

For The Legal Eagles -- Certificate of Live Birth Synopsis

Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

Here's the full-boat legalese explanation of the Diagram of the Fraud I provided to all of you either directly or via my website:

A Certificate of Live Birth synopsis: the COLB is a private placement security for a landed mineral estate in expectancy that became a escheated alien estate initiated from a bifurcation of the title in a co-terminus adoption; this now incidental adoption created an incidental beneficiary/ heir: me, myself and I. To become the protected purchaser as an inevitable necessity as the acting special executer, the alienation/surrender by jus dispondi becoming the spoilated/naked owner to assign the reversionary interest over of the final accounting ledger to execute the livery of the siesen and thus release the expectancy

The "private placement" happened when your Mother was deceived and/or coerced into turning your "landed mineral estate in expectancy" (you were a minor and therefore in expectancy) over for "adoption" by the State of State/STATE OF STATE, which split (bifurcated) title to your "landed mineral estate in expectancy" between themselves, with the State of State keeping the equitable title and the STATE OF STATE keeping legal title to "You". They then created the NAMES to occupy the capacities of "me, myself and I"--- and have run those PERSONS for their own profit. Your Estate is alienated/surrendered to the vermin to become the ESTATE, with your "missing, lost at sea, presumed dead" Trade Name becoming the despoiled owner. In order to assign the reversionary trust interest you have to come back from the dead by re-conveying your Trade Name to the land and soil of the actual state and reclaim your escheated estate.

And all this crappola has been going on behind your backs for generations, all cooked up by the Hired Hel...


Anna Von Reitz -- Good News from Friends in the Territorial/Municipal Trenches Operation Disclosure

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Good News from Friends in the Territorial/Municipal Trenches

Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

This announcement just came in from Rod Class -- he has won his Supreme Court Case which was argued October 4, 2017 by Jessica Amunson of Jenner and Block, Washington, DC. Court case ID: 16-424 Class v. United States, decided today, February 21, 2018.

It was a six to three decision with Breyer, Roberts, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan and Gorsuch vindicating, Alito, Kennedy, and Thomas dissenting.

The Dropbox Link to today's Supreme Court Decision is here:
The Link is in this Folder:
As many of you may recall, Rod Class was arrested in DC, simply for having firearms in his car. Things got nasty and convoluted, as such things tend to do, and finally distilled into this Supreme Court action
And here is the Dropbox link to the transcript of the oral arguments for those of you (like me) who prefer to read it and/or have a copy in written form.



The Eye is Coming -- A Powerful Surge of Energy Operation Disclosure

2.22:: The Eye Is Coming ::2.22


This is from 2 sessions with G. G is in the somnambulistic state of trance. He has no memory of this when he comes out of trance because his conscious mind is asleep. The consciousness that I am speaking with had a completely different personality, accent, and vocabulary than regular, conscious G.

Session 1

Michael: What is your name?
NK: Ninak Ktub
Michael: Is there a message that you came to deliver to us today?
NK: This is a wormhole in space. I see a large planet and a distant star.
Michael: Tell me more about it.
NK: It is The Eye. The Eye who sees all, coming closer.
Michael: This planet that you see, which planet is it?
NK: Planet X12. The Eye is coming. It is passing X12
Michael: Why are you telling us this information?
NK: This eye, this blue eye, inside the light. This wormhole, it will appear.
Michael: It will appear on Earth? When will that happen?
NK: This is not physical but a giant ball of energy.
Michael: What will this ball of energy do once it appears on Earth?
NK: There is a blast of Light. This is only for those who are awake. Those who are not will not know.It will be a surge of energy, a beautiful blue eye.
Michael: How many new moons until this appears?
NK: 3 (February 2018)This is unexpected. This is through a wormhole. People do not know that this is coming.
Michael: Is this different than the solar sneeze that will take us into a new reality?
NK: Yes. This is smaller.
Michael: What will it do for people who are awake?
NK: A Powerful surge of energy. During this time, you must unite. You will be stronger than now. You will be stronger at this time.


The Eye: What it is, What it will do... Soon Operation Disclosure

The Eye: What It Is, What It Will Do Soon [videos]

FEBRUARY 21, 2018


Pardon the language; I know soon is our most hated four-letter word. Im just the messenger. This time we have a date; a short window, if you will. Im just the messenger.

Many sources have informed us that a cosmic event is enroute that will effect great change for Humanity. There have been varying reports on the details, but overall, it seems that a sudden shift, a boost in energy/vibration/frequency is expected, as well as telepathic gifts the awakened will receive while others wont.

A couple of sources have spoken of the eye, and that it is not the Event, or the major transformational cosmic blast of energy that is also expected soon. Will it bump us into another reality. I sure as hell hope so.

Yellow Rose for Texas said her sources predicted Earth would be drawn through the eye, while this source below through their clients quantum healing sessions is likening the eye to a pre-event that will mean a shift or step up the staircase of ascension, and that there may be several of these due to the wormhole. Sounds like semantics to me, and basically the same concept; not to be taken literally.

I dont recall who shared the link to this website as I just get to the tabs on my browser when I get to them, but thank you. Very interesting. Perhaps this first eye, which is predicted for February 24th, is at least in part what we seem to be waiting for, and why little has happened in the way of arrests and other activities that might cause a major upheaval for a sleeping society.

There appears to be a surge in the process of education going onsuch as Q, for instance. All talk, no action, some might say. I have felt for...


William Shatner Slams DNC: I Would Never Vote For That Corrupt Party Your News Wire

William Shatner has blasted the Democratic National Committee after they falsely claimed the Star Trek star was a Democrat supporter. Candidate Brandy K. Chambers sent out a campaign newsletter featuring a photograph of herself with [...]


Three Immigrants Arrested In Paris For Cannibalism Your News Wire

Three African immigrants have been arrested in the Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois for attacking a man by biting at his face and eating pieces of his flesh.  The men, all from Cape Verde, were arrested [...]


More Than a Fight over Couscous Dissident Voice

As soon as Virgin Atlantic Airlines introduced a couscous-style salad inspired by the flavours of Palestine, a controversy ensued. Israels supporters ignited a social media storm and sent many complaints to the company, obliging the airline to remove the reference to Palestine.

In the Zionist narrative, Palestine does not exist nor is it allowed to exist even if merely as a cultural conception.

The sad irony is that, while Israel appropriated Palestinian-Arabic couscous (the Palestinian dish, in particular, is known as maftoul), branding and marketing it in western countries as Israeli couscous, its supporters go to every extent possible to erase any reference that may validate Palestinian Arab culture, whether Muslim or Christian.

This is an old habit, an endemic practice that dates back to the destruction of nearly 600 Palestinian villages and localities in 1947-48. Palestinians refer to these earth-shattering events as the Nakba, or catastrophe. Tellingly, Israel outlaws the use of the term or the commemoration of the tragic event in any way.

From claiming Palestinian Arab culinary culture as their own, to Judaized Arabic street names to rewriting history, Israel and its supporters are relentless.

Israel fears a Palestinian narrative because the Israeli government understands, and rightly so, that it is the collective Palestinian narrative that has compelled resistance, in all of its forms, for over 70 years.

All attempts have failed, until recently.

The 1993 Oslo Accord is a critical juncture that shattered the cohesiveness of Palestinian discourse and weakened and divided the Palestinian people. However, it is not too late to remedy this through decisive and concentrated efforts that overcome the challenge of a Palestinian political viewpoint beholden to self-seeking political aspirations and competing factions.

In the absence of a Palestinian leadership populated by the Palestinian people themselves, intellectuals must safeguard and present the Palestinian story to the world with authenticity and balance. The clarity and integrity of the Palestinian story has been damaged and divided by Palestinian Authority (PA) tactics which remove Palestinian refugees right of return from their political platform.

Essentially, the story of Palestine is the story of the Palestinian people, for they are the victims of oppression and the main channel of Resistance, starting with the creation of Israel on the ruins of Palestinian villages. If Palestinians had not resisted, their story would...


The Coming Banking Crisis & The End of Bailouts Armstrong Economics

Behind the curtain, there is a growing concern about a serious banking crisis beginning once again in Europe. Many governments are talking about the crisis behind-the-curtain and we are now beginning to see steps that are being taken to end the TO-BIG-TO-FAIL policies that dominated the 2007-2009 Crash.

The United States is looking at a new radical bank rescue policy where the government is proposing to revise a central pillar of the idea of bailing out banks creating new financial regulation with a new Chapter 14 bankruptcy procedure. They are looking at eliminating the risk of taxpayers costs to bail out banks. They are investigating the means for an orderly resolution so that the taxpayers do not have to bail out the banks. This development is causing some concern among the high-flying Wall Street banks, for if that is the case, then another crisis as 2007-2009 will result in even Goldman Sachs closing. The proposal looks to shift the burden to the shareholders and creditors of that bank. This means depositors who are thus creditors.

In Australia, we see similar legislation being proposed. This is the Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Crisis Resolution Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2017. This also authorizes bail-ins bringing an end to the bailout.



X22 Report, As The Old Economic System Breaks Down, A New One Is Born From The Ashes Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

X22 Report, As The Old Economic System Breaks Down, 
A New One Is Born From The Ashes
Related followup report:
X22 Report, Clock Is Activated, Protect Code Went Live, Timetable Accelerated: Q


Musical Interlude, 2002, "Where The Stars And Moon Play" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Pamela and Randy Copus are the duo known as 2002. Randy Copus plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass and keyboards. Pamela Copus plays flutes, harp, keyboards and a wind instrument called a WX5. Both musicians also provide all of the vocals on their albums, recording their voices many, many times and layering them to create a "virtual choir" with a celestial, angelic quality.
2002, Where The Stars And Moon Play


"A Look to the Heavens" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

This colorful skyscape features the dusty, reddish glow of Sharpless catalog emission region Sh2-155, the Cave Nebula. About 2,400 light-years away, the scene lies along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the royal northern constellation of Cepheus.  
 Click image for larger size.
Astronomical explorations of the region reveal that it has formed at the boundary of the massive Cepheus B molecular cloud and the hot, young, blue stars of the Cepheus OB 3 association. The bright rim of ionized hydrogen gas is energized by the radiation from the hot stars, dominated by the bright blue O-type star above picture center. Radiation driven ionization fronts are likely triggering collapsing cores and new star formation within. Appropriately sized for a stellar nursery, the cosmic cave is over 10 light-years across.


Chet Raymo, Reaching For The Stars Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Reaching For The Stars
by Chet Raymo

Here is a spectacular detail of the Eagle Nebula, a gassy star-forming region of the Milky Way Galaxy, about 7,000 light-years away. This particular spire of gas and dust was recently featured on APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day). The Eagle lies in the equatorial constellation Serpens. If you went out tonight and looked at this part of the sky - more or less midway between Arcturus and Antares - you might see nothing at all. The brightest star in Serpens is of the third magnitude, perhaps invisible in an urban environment. No part of the Eagle Nebula is available to unaided human vision. How big is the nebula in the sky? Hold a pinhead at arm's length and it would just about cover the spire. I like to think about things not mentioned in the APOD descriptions.

If the Sun were at the bottom of the spire, Alpha centauri, our nearest stellar neighbor, would be about halfway up the column. Sirius, the brightest star in Earth's sky, would be near the top. Let's say you sent out a spacecraft from the bottom of the spire that travelled at the speed of the two Voyager craft that are now traversing the outer reaches of the Solar System. It would take more than 200,000 years to reach the top of the spire.

The Hubble Space Telescope cost a lot of money to build, deploy, and operate. It has done a lot of good science. But perhaps the biggest return on the investment is to turn on ordinary folks like you and me to the scale and complexity of the universe. The human brain evolved, biologically and culturally, in a universe conceived on the human scale. We resided at its center. The stars were just up there on the dome of night. The Sun and Moon attended our desires. "All the world's a stage," wrote Shakespeare, and he meant it literally; the cosmos was designed by a benevolent creator as a stage for the human drama. All of that has gone by the board. Now we can travel in our imagination for 200,000 years along a spire of glowing, sta...


Ex-CIA Director: U.S. Meddles in Foreign Elections for a Very Good Cause

Via: The Hill: Following a federal indictment of Russians accused of meddling in the U.S election, a former CIA director on Friday said the U.S. probably meddles in other countries elections, as well. The Russian embassy flagged his comments. When asked whether the U.S. interferes in other countries elections, James Woolsey said, Well, only for []


7 Bad Habits that Are Draining Your Vital Energy Awareness Act

Whether you realize it or not many of us do things that drain our personal energy. These things leave us feeling exhausted and we often struggle to point out what and why.

Bad habits come in many shapes and sizes. Some things affect some people more than others but overall if you are doing the following you are most likely draining yourself. While this may come off as a surprise it is a very real problem in more recent times. If you feel like you are always running on fumes there is probably a reason for it. Take a look below at the most common bad habits people tend to have that may be setting you up to fail.

7 Bad Habits that Are Draining Your Vital Energies:

1. Not getting enough sleep.

Sure, sometimes when we get the right amount of sleep we still feel tires but usually, when we get the sleep we need we feel a lot better. Figure out how much sleep you need and be sure to get it. We all need to maintain this balance in our lives. If you keep forcing yourself to operate without the sleep your mind and body needs you will feel like complete shit inside and out.

2. Letting things in your life become too cluttered.

We often get too caught up in life to really notice things like this. Really sit back and think about whether or not your life/home and things of the sort are cluttered. Is this clutter hindering you when it comes to moving around freely? If you keep living your life surrounded by clutter you will not be able to get very far. Your energy needs room to breathe with you.

3. Being too invested in social media.

We, in general, tend to spend a lot of time on our cell phones. Most of what we do on them revolves around social media and for some, this is to an extreme extent. These social medias all keep your attention occupied and it distracts us from living our lives. When we become obsessed with social media we are distracted and unable to see the real world. If you find yourself checking your social media accounts every chance you get, a break might be in order.

4. Not drinking enough water.

We are made up of a good portion of water, ans it is essential for our survival. Most people do not drink near enough and it is causing them problems both of the spirit and of the body. If you havent been drinking much water you should definitely start, I know soda and other things of the sort may taste better, but they dont do the same thing for you.

5. Eating super unhealthy foods all the time.

If your diet is awful then you will most likely also feel awful. Make sure the things you are eating are nutritious and beneficial. Add some fresh fruits and veggies to your diet and see if you notice a dif...


"The Object Of Life..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, 
but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."
- Marcus Aurelius 

Good luck! 


Armed gangs wipe out 15 villages in mass Christian slaughter in Nigeria CLG News

Armed gangs wipe out 15 villages in mass Christian slaughter in Nigeria | 18 Feb 2018 | Armed men stormed through 15 villages to massacre Christians and destroy their churches in a violent crackdown against the religion in Nigeria. Dozens of people have been killed after the gangs ransacked towns and villages to clear them of all aspects of the Christian faith. Houses belonging to believers have also been razed with authorities doing little to help, an anti-persecution watchdog claimed. Open Doors spoke to one Christian who described the broad daylight attack carried out by a group of Fulani - one of Africa's largest ethnicities.


On Guns Dissident Voice

I grew up as the child of a small Houma Indian community in south Louisiana. My father was a hunter, trapper and commercial fisherman so my early years were spent at his side observing and learning those life-ways. In our household a gun was just another tool with which we put food on the table.

My first experience hunting was with a single-shot 410 shotgun with which, as a youngster, I brought home my first meal, a fat little marsh hen. In that experience was embedded one of the most important firearm lesson my dad would teach me. While I had friends who would use an occasional, non-eatable, seagull or blackbird for target practice my dad was emphatic that if you kill it you eat it! Waste and wanton destruction was a cultural faux pas that was unacceptable.

It is this background that always foreshadows my contemplation of the gun debate that has been so prevalent in America these past couple decades. I consider my observations on this charged political oratorical struggle to be somewhat non-partisan. Ive been a registered independent since I signed my first voter registration nearly forty years ago. As an indigenous scholar with definite anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist leanings I do not fit squarely into either of the two political polarities. From this position issues are judged on merit, I would hope, and not as democratic issues or republican issues.

My social media feed today contains opinions across the spectrum from the friend who remembers fondly the bygone years when high schoolers had gun racks in their pick-up trucks to the social activist who wants to end private gun ownership this minute. They are, of course, entrenched in their respective political parties and leave little room for the possibility of common ground.  If there are to be solutions found it would seem that a first step would entail a lowering of those party flags. Unfortunately, it seems that with every incident, with every mass shooting, the flags go up, the bunkers are strengthened, and the doors are closed.

On the right, once you get past thoughts and prayers, we are pointed in the direction of mental illness or violent video games while the left calls out the corrosive influence of the NRA. This, of course, does not imply that there is some sort of both sides do it equivalency but rather speaks to the fact that both camps have now stock, pre-loaded responses ready for the revolving news cycle.

I feel forced to question the assumptions and interpretations of the gun rights advocates. Statistics tell us that mental illness is responsible for 5 percent or less of gun deaths in the United States. Further, it is understood that mental illness affects men and women somewhat equally yet the perpetrators of mass shootings are predominantly male. As to the influence of violent video games, these also exist in...


Venezuela Petitions UN to Accompany Presidential Elections, Opposition Announces Boycott New on

Venezuelas electoral authorities have invited the United Nations to observe upcoming presidential elections this April, while the official opposition coalition has confirmed it will boycott the vote. 

Venezuela Petitions UN to Accompany Presidential Elections, Opposition Announces Boycott New on

Venezuelas electoral authorities have invited the United Nations to observe upcoming presidential elections this April, while the official opposition coalition has confirmed it will boycott the vote. 


Viral Video Brings Up Interesting Questions In Regards to Possible Crisis Actor Who Survived Florida Shooting Awareness Act

Whether or not this kind of thing is true or not is something we will probably never know, but numerous people seem to be getting behind the idea that David Hogg and several others who are speaking out about gun violence and the need for more control and accusing them of being crisis actors. Crisis actors are people who basically get paid to say the things they are told to during times of crisis.

Crisis actors are people who are thought to be hired performers that serve a very dark purpose and have become a quite popular topic over the past few years. That being said, a Florida Republicans aide has actually been fired just days ago after sending out an email saying that he believed the survivors of our most recent school shooting in Florida were merely crisis actors. See below what he said. He sent this to Alex Leary and of course, Leary took this and ran with it.

The email basically read as follows:

Both kids in the picture are not students here but actors that travel to various crisis when they happen.


Benjamin A. Kelly

District Secretary for
Representative Shawl Harrison
District 63

David Hogg, one of the students in question, has been targeted because he was in the news just months before the incident. The news clip of him shows him in California with some friends dealing with a very threatening lifeguard. While he claims to have been on vacation at the time, some believe that sounds a bit too fishy for their liking. It is also important to note that Hoggs father is also an ex-FBI agent.

Hogg has fired back recently acknowledging and speaking out about these allegations, below is what he has said thus far in regards:

I am not a crisis actor. Im somebody who had to witness this and live through this and I continue to have to do this....


The Saturn / Moon Matrix: Mind Control Platform for Earth The Event Chronicle

Must Watch Presentation by David Icke

Commentary by enerchi, AscensionWithEarth.Com

February 21, 2018

One of the best presentations ever created by David Icke, exposing the Saturn and Moon matrix that has mind controlled humanity for thousands if not millions of years.  The beings who are associated with the Saturn Councils, gods, and secret groups from earth have been indoctrinating humanity on a conscious and subconscious level for generations.

Some of these groups are now coming to the forefront acting as benevolent races, which some are, but these groups and beings have also been controlled and still are by the Saturn Councils/Elohim/False Gods for untold millennia.

As David Icke has said before, those in power create the problem, which creates a reaction from the chaos, and the same malevolent beings then present a solution.  Some of these Solutions are now coming to the forefront at this amazing time of humanities Ascension/Spiritual Awakening.  See the mind matrix for what it is and remember your own true powers come from within you.

Those who are awake will connect many dots after viewing this presentation.  Those who protest that the Gods/Elohim/Councils/Guardians from Saturn are trustworthy and benevolent should watch this research presentation from David Icke.  It may change your perspective and shatter your belief system.  Highly recommended to watch!

Some of these Saturn controlled groups are now preparing for evacuation from the current time-line of earth.  They are creating temporal time anomalies that are created in a void outside of humanities current ascension time-line.  These Saturn groups will enter these time voids and move to another time line as they believe they cannot survive the earth/sun/humanity spiritual frequency shift.

The end of the Saturn matrix is coming but please be aware that there is still an active campaign to harvest souls though different variations of religious and new age propaganda.

I also highly recommend a 3 hour presentation from George Kavassilas which exposes the false god matrix and Saturn systems of control.  I have posted it previously but if you missed it, you can view it at this link here..



Human Rights defenders from all over the world visit EU to call for strong measures against RSS feed from

19 Feb 2018 | Both EndsFourteen indigenous leaders and human rights defenders from forest countries called upon Dutch policy makers to take action against human rights abuses, land grabbing and deforestation in relation to large scale agriculture, timber logging and mining


Felda investment in Indonesia Eagle High a bust, says oil palm watchdog RSS feed from

20 Feb 2018 | The Malaysian InsightFELDA'S investment in Indonesian oil palm planter PT Eagle High Plantations Tbk (EHP) is a bust according to International Palm Oil Monitor (IPOM), a due diligence report in relation to EHP's acquisition detailed numerous concerns and improprieties.


Au Liberia, la population veut voir enfin reconnus ses droits sur la terre RSS feed from

21 Feb 2018 | AFPLes organisations de dfense des populations craignent que la nouvelle loi foncire ne soit vid de sa substance, aprs avoir t considrablement amend en septembre 2017 par l'Assemble nationale, puis bloqu au Snat.


SABL petition anniversary marks PNG's greatest ever scandal RSS feed from

21 Feb 2018 | ActNowDespite repeated promises from the O'Neill government to cancel the agribusiness leases in Papua New Guinea, stretching back to 2013, almost nothing has been done.


Is sustainable palm oil possible? RSS feed from

08 Feb 2018 | CFDTVideo of the mostly English-language session of a CFDT seminar featuring Dario Novellino and indigenous community representatives of the Coalition Against Land Grabbing operating in Palawan, the Philippines.


The Coming Wars to End All Wars Dissident Voice

The compulsive hatred of Putin by many who have almost zero idea about Putin or Russian history is disproportionate to any rational analysis, but not surprising. Trump and Putin are like weird doppelgangers in the liberal imagination.

 John Steppling, Trump, Putin, and Nikolas Cruz Walk into a Bar, Dissident Voice, February 21, 2018.

The Trump and Netanyahu governments have a problem: How to start a greatly expanded Middle-Eastern war without having a justifiable reason for one.  No doubt they are working hard to solve this urgent problem.  If they cant find a justification (which they cant), they will have to create one (which they will).  Or perhaps they will find what they have already created.  Whatever the solution, we should feel confident that they are not sitting on their hands. History teaches those who care to learn that when aggressors place a gun on the wall in the first act of their play, it must go off in the final act.

These sinister players have signaled us quite clearly what they have in store.  All signs point toward an upcoming large-scale Israeli/U.S. attack on Lebanon and Syria, and all the sycophantic mainstream media are in the kitchen prepping for the feast.  Russia and Iran are the main course, with Lebanon and Syria, who will be devoured first, as the hors doeuvres.  As always, the media play along as if they dont yet know whats coming.  Everyone in the know knows what is, just not exactly when.  And the media wait with baited breath as they count down to the dramatic moment when they can report the incident that will compel the innocent to attack the guilty.

Anyone with half a brain can see the greatly increased anti-Russian propaganda of the past few weeks.  This has happened as the Russia-gate claims have fallen to pieces, as former CIA analyst Raymond McGovern, the late Robert Parry, Paul Craig Roberts, and others have documented so assiduously.  All across the media spectrum, from the big name corporate stenographers like The New York Times, CNN, National Public Radio, The Washington Post to The Atlantic and Nation magazines and other leftist publications such as Mother Jones and Who What Why, the Russia and Putin bashing has become hysterical in tone, joined as it is with an anti-Trump obsession, as if Trump were a dear friend of Putin and Russia and wasnt closely allied with the Netanyahu government in its plans for the Middle-East.  As if Trump were in charge.

Russia Sees Midterm Elections as a Chance to Sow Fresh Discord (NY Times, 2/13), Russia Strongman (Putin) has pulled off one of the greatest acts of po...


New Candidates Emerge for Trump's Top Environmental Adviser RSS feed from

A new candidate was needed after the White House withdrew its previous nominee, who had drawn criticism for calling carbon dioxide the gas of life.


Walls and Wars Overcoming the Instincts of Hive Consciousness Wake Up World

February 22nd, 2018 By Ethan Indigo Smith Contributing writer for Wake Up World Tearing Down the Hive Mind: A History of Walls The Hopi creation story of this world begins as the last world was ending in an unspecified calamity. A few people our ancestors were taken underground, saved by ant people who taught us how []


Pictures Revealing That the Holy Roman Empire Still Rules the World The Event Chronicle

By Pro Chang

If the following article interests you, I highly encourage you to read my article titled Why Rome (the Holy Roman Empire) Still Rules the World to learn why nearly every country throughout the world is controlled by the Holy Roman Empire. Please take notice that some of the pictures were missing from the article so I could not add them to the content below. After studying the pictures, you should know that the Holy Roman Empire is still alive and stronger than ever. Pao Chang, OmniThought

The following article was found on and

Have you ever wondered?
Questions by Jordan Maxwell

1) The Vatican courtyard.

Picture of vatican courtyard

When viewed from the air, we can see that the Vatican courtyard is, in fact, shaped like a keyhole. There is a reason Do you know why?



Bahrain: 5 More Years for Jailed Activist RSS feed from

Expand Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab arrives for his appeal hearing at court in Manama, February 11, 2015. 2015 Reuters (Beirut) The Bahrain High Criminal Court on February 21, 2018, sentenced the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab to five years in prison for criticizing torture in a Bahrain prison and Saudi airstrikes in Yemen, [...]


Congressional Republicans Just Demanded Scott Pruitt's Travel Records RSS feed from

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is no stranger to controversy. But as the scandal outcry over his frequent first-class trips grows more intense, even congressional Republicans are starting to ask questions. On Tuesday, House oversight committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) sent the EPA administrator a letter requesting all documentation related to Pruitt's work-related flights over the past year, including details about the cost, how []


Taoist Master Explains How Negative Chi Affects Us and Why Turning Inward is So Important Today Waking Times

Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times

They say that energy goes where attention flows. And in todays insane media universe, our attention is everywhere. Which means our energy is everywhere, and if its everywhere, its not where we need it most, contributing to our personal health and wellness.

This is especially true in times of crisis, when tragic events flood society-at-large with intense fear, anxiety, and worry, causing extreme stress. When human beings are operating in these states, our spiritual energy is drained, and physical and psychological health rapidly deteriorate.

There is more to this than just a feeling, its the science of Chi, your life force energy. Taoist master and author of numerous books on personal energy development, Mantak Chia explains,

But what is this chi, and where does it come from? The chi is the primordial life force itself. It begins in human life with the piercing of an egg by a sperm cell. From this original fusion an enormously complex new human being develops. Chi is the continuous flow of energy linking the various tissues, organs and brain functions into a unified whole a person. Chi also links this person to his environment. ~Mantak Chia

Conserving, protecting and strengthening your chi is challenging today with so many distractions and with so many negative emotions in motion around us. Remarking in an article on Taoist Cosmic healing, Chia explains how negative chi affects us.

In the Healing Tao, physical health, mental health and spiritual growth are different parts of the same process; they...


What Happens to Our Brain When We Experience Complete Silence Waking Times

Christina Sarich, Guest
Waking Times

Silence is the perfectest herault of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much.  Shakespeare

The word noise comes from a Latin root word meaning, pain, or distress. Noise is something weve become accustomed to, even if we are keenly aware of its ability to cause multiple forms of anguish. Even if we live in decibel hell, we can find moments of silence to reduce our pain. We can intuitively observe that silence, in contrast, reboots our ability to think straight, and offers us a profound feeling of peace.

Silence also allows us to get to know our deepest truths in an undeniable way. It is in complete silence that the thoughts we shelter from others come to the surface.

But what else happens to us when we take a break from the deafening sounds of modern life? Aside from the metaphysical benefits of sitting in silence, there are staggering physiological changes which take place throughout the body: notably in the brain.

Scientists have studied the effects of silence on the brain for several decades, but a few studies are paramount in their importance if we are to understand just how vital silence is for a human being.

Silence Develops New Brain Cells

One study, published in the journal, Brain, Structure, and Function observed mice under the influence of noise and silence. The way the study was structured, silence was expected to be the control (identifiable or observable fact meant to minimize the effects of independent variables in a study). However, mice exposed to two hours of complete silence daily developed a peculiar side effect they started to develop brand new cells in the hippocampus of the brain, the area which is associated with learning new things, retaining memory, and processing emotion. Though new brain cells dont always directly translate into better health,...


Dinosaurs and birds locomotion Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2016 video is called Dinosaur Walk Theory Video.

From PLOS:

Locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs might be predicted from that of ground-running birds

BIRDS Model uses just two inputs to predict terrestrial locomotion in extinct avian and non-avian dinosaurs

February 21, 2018

A new model based on ground-running birds could predict locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs based on their speed and body size, according to a study published February 21, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Peter Bishop from the Queensland Museum, Australia and colleagues.

Previous research has investigated the biomechanics of ground-dwelling birds to better understand the how bipedal non-avian dinosaurs moved, but it has not previously been possible to empirically predict the locomotive forces that extinct dinosaurs experienced, especially those species that were much larger than living birds. Bishop and colleagues examined locomotion in 12 species of ground-dwelling birds, ranging in body mass from 45g to 80kg, as the birds moved at various speeds along enclosed racetracks while cameras recorded their movements and forceplates measured the forces their feet exerted upon the ground.

The researchers found that many physical aspects of bird locomotion change continuously as speed increases. This supports previous evidence that unlike humans, who have distinct walking and running gaits, birds move in a continuum from walking to running. The authors additionally observed consistent differences in gait and posture between small and large birds.

The researchers used their data to construct the biomechanically informative, regression-derived statistical (BIRDS) Model, which requires just two inputs body mass and speed to predict basic features of bird locomotion, including stride length and force exerted per step. The model performed well when tested against known data. While more data are needed to improve the mode...


Lebanon: Should it be Devil, Deep Blue Sea or Russia? Dissident Voice

Lebanon, as so often in the past, is facing mortal danger.

Saudi Arabia is putting great pressure on the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, a powerful but controversial figure who holds dual nationality Saudi and Lebanese. Riyadh expects Lebanon to play by its own rules, sidelining Hezbollah, ending Iranian influence in the country, and promoting Saudi business and political interests or else. It is clear that foreign aid from the Gulf is increasingly conditional.

Tension with Israel is also mounting. A military conflict could erupt at any moment, with devastating consequences. Between 1978 and 2006, Israel attacked its northern neighbor on five occasions. The last time Israel invaded Lebanon, during the so-called Lebanon War in 2006, at least 1,300 Lebanese people were killed and 1 million displaced.

The Israeli air force is lately, unceremoniously, violating Lebanese air space, flying over its territory on the way to Syria, where it is bombing selected targets, grossly violating various international laws.

To make things worse, Israel has begun building an ugly concrete wall right at the border line, an act which Lebanon views almost as a declaration of war. The Lebanese military received orders to confront Israeli bulldozers and construction crews, if the building of the frontier barrier continues. Both sides are now using intermediaries to communicate, but a confrontation may take place at any moment.

There is also a maritime dispute between the two countries, over an oil and gas rich area, which both countries are claiming as their own. This quarrel is also threatening the fragile peace between Israel and Lebanon. Although some would say, what peace, really, if both nations are still technically at war?

Reported by AP, on February 8, 2018:

Israel has in recent days escalated its threats against Lebanon over Lebanons invitation for offshore gas exploration bids on the countries maritime border.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman described Lebanons exploration tender as very provocative and suggested that Lebanon had put out invitations for bids from international groups for a gas field,which is by all accounts ours.

His comments drew sharp condemnation from the militant Hezbollah group and Lebanese officials, including Hariri, a Western ally, who described Liebermans comments as a blatant provocation that Lebanon rejects.

Abi Assi quoted Hariri as saying Thursday that area in the water that Israel is claiming, is owned by Lebanon.

A day after the above report appeared, Lebanons energy minister said, the dispute with Israel would not stop Lebanon benefiting from potential undersea reserves in the contentious Block 9.

An international consortium consisting of three giant oil companies Italys Eni, Franc...


Oil and gas front group fails to read fine print on climate pollutionagain RSS feed from

Last week, EDF released a new analysis, based on current, peer-reviewed science, that estimates methane emissions from Pennsylvania's oil and gas sites are nearly five times higher than what industry reports to the state's Department of Environmental Protection. If you look strictly at emissions from unconventional well sites emissions are twice as high as []


Could Children of Firefighters Be at a Higher Risk for Cancer? The Fifth Column

(TFC) In Waipahu, Hawaii, three separate cases of children diagnosed with cancer have drawn international attention. The diagnoses which have spanned the past six years are connected by one major factor: All of the childrens fathers served as firefighters at station 12. Whether this connection is anything but a coincidence is yet unclear. However, the possibility of a widespread pattern is shaking the nation.

The Case

Ally Tamayose was diagnosed with osteosarcoma a cancer of the bone and has begun treatment. She is the third child to be diagnosed with cancer, and the second with this same uncommon form.

The administration of Station 12 was not tipped off to any connection following the first two cases: We didnt look at this as being a pattern after the first and even the second child that contracted cancer, said Bobby Lee, the current president of the Hawaii Fire Fighters Association (HFFA), Were concerned, because it seems to be some pattern.


Given how recent this case is, research into the implied connection is still inconclusive. While there are several possibilities for the cause, as it stands, there is no evidence that the correlation is impacted by the fathers occupations specifically.

In other words, there has been no documented and widespread pattern of cancer appearing in children of firefighters. However, it is also important to keep in mind that the investigation and research are ongoing, and nothing can be assumed until there are conclusive, test-supported results.

Further, the possibility of a total coincidence is slim. Every year, 15,780 children are diagnosed with cancer, though that only represents about 1% of all cancers diagnosed. The leading diagnosis remains leukemia, with osteosarcoma not represented anywhere near the top of the list. In fact, the number of children diagnosed with this form hovers around 450 each year, making the possibility of two coincidental cases of the same type extremely unlikely.


There are several other factors that could contribute to childhood cancer risk at Station 12. First, it is important to consider the carcinogens involved. Carcinogens cancer-causing materials can include anything from radiation to asbestos, and they are often the catalyst for systemic cancer cases. These materials cause mutations in genetic DNA, in turn raising the risk for cancer. If some specific factor is causing these cases, it merits a look.

First, the Waipahu fire department falls within an...


Mysterious boom shakes homes in Oconee County, South Carolina Signs of the Times

Social media started buzzing Monday night about a mysterious boom that was reportedly heard and felt by people in communities across Oconee County. The National Weather Service confirmed it wasn't weather related and the U.S. Geological Survey reported no earthquake activity. FOX Carolina also reached out to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Management but those agencies hadn't received any reports. But the online discussion about what people experienced was still a heated topic on Tuesday. Teresa Sills tells FOX Carolina, "Last night I was getting ready to go to bed. My husband had already gone to bed and all of a sudden there was a boom sound and the house actually shook and rattled." After a check around her property, Sills posted a message to an Oconee County Facebook group.


Buttfunder Founder Montroll Arrested Qntra

The U.S. Department of [in]Justice has arrested the founder of BitFunder, Jon Montroll (WOT:nonperson) better known as Ukyo in response to an investigation by The FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission. BitFunder was an early Bitcoin "securities exchange" that saw around 6000 BTC liberated from it's coffers due to a bug that allowed attackers to credit themselves funds among other lulz. The announcement on the Department of [in]Justice website alleges that Montroll lied to SEC investigators in 2013 when questioned in regards to company finances after the hack, while depositing some of his own coins to BitFund in an effort to conceal the SFYL. Mr. Montroll has been charged with two counts of perjury and a single count of obstruction of justice.


Tony Blair against Brexit, Ramones parody song Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 21 February 2018 parody music video from Britain is called The Remoans Britsleave Bop.

It is a parody of the song Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones.

Tony Blair takes lead vocal duties on this new Brexit-bashing single from The Remoans.

The lyrics are:

Theyre foaming at the mouth now
Their eyes are swivelling round
Devaluing the pound
The Britsleave Bop

Theyre scoffing at the experts
Not listening to lectures
Endangering the sectors
The Britsleave Bop

Ho hey, lets stay
Stop them in their tracks now
What they want, I dont know
As long as its hard and we definitely go

Theyre foaming at the mouth now
Their eyes are swivelling round
Devaluing the pound
The Britsleave Bop

  • ...


VA Secretarys Daughter Deletes Tweet Alleging A Political Conspiracy At The Department The Daily Sheeple

The daughter of one of President Trumps cabinet secretaries tweeted then deleted Tuesday about a political conspiracy by right-winged Trump appointees, designed to uproot an Obama holdover.

The comments echo those of her father, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who warned of a conspiracy against him by conservatives at the VA, speaking of subversive events and saying those who have defied him wont be working in my operation.

Jennifer Shulkin, a Harvard Law student and Huffington Post writer, tweeted: Ethical violations are an excuse to undermine my father and privatize VA. For the story of political conspiracy you havent heard #ShulkinStays.

Jennifer Shulkin tweet / twitter

Jennifer Shulkin tweet / twitter

President Obama called on him to serve and fix the VA. He stayed on under President Trump because my dad likes to finish what he starts. Unfortunately, under the guise of ethical violations involving an approved coach airfare for my mother to accompany him on an official VA trip to London and a weekend afternoon Wimbledon match attended with friends he may not get the chance. Seems absurd, and it is. None of this is about a VA trip. This is a full-scale political attack.

Meanwhile, Shulkin told Politico Tuesday that it was conservative foes and not he who would be fired. He also claimed that the White House supports him.

President Donald Trump gained bipartisan bona fides by choosing an Obama holdover for Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Every Democratic senator voted for his confirmation.

But conservatives like Darin Selnick, veteran affairs adviser for the White House Domestic Policy Council, and Jake Leinenkugel, a Trump official embedded in the VA, have struggled against Shulkin to implement policies favored by conservatives at the agency. Leinenkugel noted that Shulkins right hand woman, chief of staff Vivieca Wright Simpson, proudly said she was a Democrat.

Simpson res...


Can the Games Be Green? RSS feed from

What will Pyeongchang's environmental legacy be? Also: A Trump adviser who resigned last week says the Paris agreement is worth protecting.


Florida Shooting Survivor Says Blame Trump, Not FBI For Shooting: My Fathers A Retired FBI Agent The Daily Sheeple

Florida school shooting survivor turned Resistance poster boy David Hogg said Monday on CNN that Donald Trump should be blamed for the shooting in Florida and not the FBI where his father used to work.

From The Hill:

A student who survived the Florida school shooting hit back at President Trump following the presidents criticisms of the FBI following the deadly shooting last week.

I think its disgusting, personally. My fathers a retired FBI agent and the FBI are some of the hardest working individuals I have ever seen in my life, student David Hogg said during an interview on CNN.

Its wrong that the president is blaming them for this.

Hogg added that Trump is in charge of the FBI.

He cant put that off on them. He is in charge of them and these people, what they love to do is push this off on bureaucracy and say its not them, he said.

He is in charge of the FBI the executive branch is supposed to enforce laws and as such, President Trump is in charge of that and the FBI.

Another student, Emma Gonzalez, also offered praise for the FBI and criticized Trump for his attacks on the bureau.

The fact that he wants to discredit them in any way, that hes trying to shift our focus onto them, is its not acceptable, she said.

Indeed, can you imagine trying to blame the FBI when all they had to go off was a direct tip that one increasingly mentally ill Nikolas Cruz had a desire to kill people, wanted to shoot up a school, was amassing weapons and posted I want to be a professional school shooter on YouTube under his real name?

Clearly Trumps to blame here, because as the president he runs the FBI (just ignore all the headlines of the FBI subverting his presidency for the last 2 years).

Incidentally, these Resistance leaders who falsely claim to stand for all students...


Wolf spotted in the Dutch province of Gelderland as sightings increase Signs of the Times

While Belgian farmers spotted a wolf near the Belgian town of Meerhout in January this year, its first wolf sighting in 100 years, a wolf was spotted in the Dutch eastern province of Gelderland on Wednesday morning. The wolf was seen in several places, and was photographed and filmed. Experts from the Dutch Wolven in Nederland and the German Lupus Institut - organisations specialized in wolves - confirmed the sighting. It's the third wolf sighting in the Netherlands so far this year. The wolf was first spotted in the early hours of the morning. A driver used the headlamps of his car to shine light on the animal before he filmed it in the Betuwe, an area in Gelderland. Several hours later, a wolf was spotted 10 kilometers to the west, along the Nether Rhine. Later, a wolf was seen on the other side of the Nether Rhine. Wolven in Nederland suggests the sightings are all of the same wolf. In addition, this wolf could have been the same animal that was spotted across the border in the German town of Rees a couple of days earlier, on February 19th.


The FBI Questioned a Black Man About Racist Extremists in CharlottesvilleNow He Could Go to Prison RSS feed from

Last summer, white nationalists infamously descended on Charlottesville, Va., holding an armed march and rally where neo-nazi James Fields Jr. allegedly killed anti-racist demonstrator Heather Heyer with a vehicle. Months later, black counter-protesters continue to be arrested on charges connected to the rally, even though it was the racists who unleashed violence on the town. At least one anti-racist protester was arrested after the local police department and FBI questioned him under the [...]


Study: Alcohol Use More Important Than Exercise When It Comes To Longevity The Daily Sheeple

A new study claims that alcohol consumption is more important for a persons overall longevity than exercise. The study claims that drinking a couple of glasses of beer or wine a day is more important than exercise for those hoping to live past 90.

A specialist in neurology from the University of California spoke about the research at a recent conference.  Dr. Claudia Kawas spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Austin, Texas about the research that she has carried out for the past 15 years.  She and her team began The 90+ Study in 2003 in order to investigate the reasons why some people reach the age of 90 and beyond while others dont.

The researchers analyzed 1,700 nonagenarians, examining how their daily habits affect their health.

They discovered that those who consumed approximately two glasses of beer or wine a day were 18 percent less likely to experience a premature death.

Furthermore, those who were slightly overweight, although not obese, were recorded as having a three per cent reduced chance of an early death. The Independent
I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity, Dr. Kawas stated at the conference. But moderate drinking isnt the only tool those who seek longevity should carry.  Doing a hobby thats enjoyable and some exercise will still help prolong life.

Those who spent two hours a day on a hobby were 21 percent less likely to pass away prematurely, while 15 to 45 minutes of daily physical activity also reportedly reduced their risk of an early death by 11 percent.

Scientists from the Northwestern University in Chicago have carried out a...


Megabank Warns Recent Stock Crash Was Only An Appetizer To Main Course of A Major Crash WorldTruth.Tv

The new law will create inflation whenever the trusts want inflation. From now on depressions will be scientifically created. ~Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, after the passage of the Federal Reserve act 1913. As Morgan Stanley rakes in record-breaking billion dollar profits, their outlook on the rest of the market is bleak and according to the []


Britain wants two-year Brexit transition World News Echonetdaily

Britain wants to discuss the length of any post-Brexit transition period with the European Union, but believes that around two years should be enough time to prepare new processes and new systems, according to a draft paper.

Prime Minister Theresa May hopes to seal a deal with the EU on a transition period in March this year, to offer companies some certainty a year before Britain is due to leave the bloc, and has repeatedly said it should not drag on indefinitely.

But EU officials say they doubt whether Britain will be ready to make a full break by Brussels proposed date of December 31, 2020, and are preparing for a much longer goodbye, an idea anathema to hard Brexiteers.

In a draft paper responding to the EUs guidelines for the transition period, Mays government said the timeframe should be determined simply by how long it will take to prepare and implement the new processes and new systems that will underpin the future partnership.

The UK agrees this points to a period of around two years, but wishes to discuss with the EU the assessment that supports its proposed end date, it said.

Mays spokesman said the statement did not mean Britain wanted to extend what May calls an implementation phase but rather that the government wanted to question the EUs position that the end of the transition should coincide with the end of the blocs current seven-year budget period.

There is nothing remotely new, he told reporters.

Britain still wants to agree a fixed date and hopes that can be approved by EU leaders at a summit on March 22-23.

The EU and Britain had been expected to agree to a largely status-quo transition quite quickly, but Barnier said this month that a deal was not a given after accusing London of bringing up substantial objections to the blocs offer.

One point of conflict is the rights of EU citizens.

May has stood by her position that those arriving after March next year should have different rights to those who entered before.

The British government says those arriving during the transition period will have different expectations.But May told parliament that she wanted people to stay.

Theyve made a huge contribution to our country, thats why we want them and their families to stay. Im absolutely clear that EU citizens living lawfully in the UK today will be able to stay, May said in parliament.

Overall, the governments draft document did little to highlight the areas where the two sides may disagree.

It made little more than technical changes to an EU document and simply underlined Britains desire to agree swiftly on foreign, security and defence affairs and, after doing so, for any deals to come into force even during the transition...


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Twitter bars tactics used by 'bots' to spread false storiesThomson Reuters FoundationSAN FRANCISCO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go ...and more 


Prepare Yourselves, As Mercury Is About to Go Into Retrograde Awareness Act

Mercury Retrograde refers to the point in time when it appears that the planet Mercury is actually changing the direction that it is moving through the sky. For those tracking its movement, it gives off the impression that it is actually moving backward, however, experts note that this is an optical illusion based on the position f the planet to Earth, and their movement around the sun. While the perceived backward motion may be nothing more than an illusion, astrologists note that the same cant be said for the shift in energy that this phenomenon brings us.

The energy that will be brought by the retrograde itself is associated with the areas of technology and communication, whereas the planet Mercury is said to govern travel, learning, and communication. During the Mercury Retrograde, which occurs approximately 3-4 times each year, these two energies combine, influencing life as we know it. How will they impact our lives? There are a number of factors to consider, as the energy that surrounds us is influenced by many different factors including the energy of the year that we are in, the position of the other planets at the time Mercury goes into retrograde, etc. For this reason, every Mercury Retrograde is slightly different.

Source: Astrology Zone


Throughout the course of 2018, we will see Mercury go into retrograde on 3 separate occasions, one in the spring, in the summer and then again in the winter. Each of these experiences provides us with the opportunity either to improve and move ahead or will cause us great struggle. The difference will lie in our ability to manage the situation and take advantage of all that this time has to offer us.

It is important to note that the energy during Mercury Retrograde often presents itself by turning everything on its head. It will bring confusion, disarray, and chaos, all of which can easily take over our lives if we allow it to. In order to master Mercury Retrograde and come out ahead, experts recommend tha...


New sealed charges filed in Manafort case World News Echonetdaily

New sealed criminal charges have been filed in US federal court in the criminal case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trumps former senior campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a court record seen by Reuters shows.

The single page, filed at the US District Court for the District of Columbia, does not shed light on the nature of the new charges.

Its inclusion in a binder in the court clerks office that is routinely updated with new criminal charges signals that Muellers office has filed a superseding indictment replacing a previous one from last year.

Manafort, who was Trumps campaign manager for almost five months in 2016, and Gates, who was deputy campaign manager, were indicted by Muellers office in October.

They face charges including conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy to defraud the US and failure to file as foreign agents for lobbying work they did on behalf of the pro-Russian Ukrainian Party of Regions.

Both have pleaded not guilty.

Last Friday, Muellers office revealed in a court filing that it had uncovered additional criminal conduct by Manafort in connection with a series of bank frauds and bank fraud conspiracies related to a mortgage on his Fairfax, Virginia property.

The special counsels office declined to comment on the new court filing, and attorneys for Manafort and Gates could not be immediately reached for comment.

A spokesman for Manafort declined to comment.

Mueller is probing Russias interference in the 2016 presidential election, whether Trumps campaign colluded with Russia and whether the Republican president has unlawfully sought to obstruct the investigation.

Russia denies the allegations and Trump denies any collusion.

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Marijuana Vs. Alcohol: Science Finally Explains Which Substance Is Worse For Your Brain Awareness Act

Unless you were born yesterday, its likely that you have witnessed a debate regarding the severity of brain damage caused by marijuana or booze. Those that prefer to indulge in spirits typically claim marijuana is the worst, while stoners are quick to point to alcohol.

However, which is the truth?

Recently, researchers endeavored to find out exactly that. According to them, chronic alcohol use can be linked to decreases in the brains gray matter in both teens and adults. In turn, long-term changes are made to parts of the brain. In contrast, no long-term changes were created in relation to marijuana. Because of this, their research leaned towards marijuana being the safer substance.

The difference between the alcohol and the cannabis is pretty dramatic, lead author, Kent Hutchison, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder explained.

Their study was published in the December issue of the journal Addiction.

However, the researchers also indicated that the situation is also a complex one. Furthermore, they seem to think that further work would be necessary to understand exactly what drugs are doing to the connections inside of our neural networks.

With alcohol, weve known its bad for the brain for decades, Kent also stated. Continuing, he explains, But for cannabis, we know so little.

Their study looked at brain scans that had been collected from numerous studies, which covered 853 people aged between 18-55, and 439 young adults between the ages of 14-18.

While alcohol was found to significantly change the brains gray/white matter, no negative links were found between marijuana and the brain.

Another researcher, Rachel Thayer said, Particularly with marijuana use, there is still so much that we dont know about how it impacts the brain.

Research is still very limited in terms of whether marijuana use is harmful, or beneficial to the brain.

Of course, in order to gain a truly clear picture, we would need to take other studies into consideration. For now, the debate will have to continue, but marijuana users can perceive this situation as somewhat of a win.


Immense pyramids at Ecuador's Cochasqu archeological site provide evidence of a lost civilization Signs of the Times

The archaeological sites in Ecuador are often overshadowed by more popular locations in neighboring Colombia and Peru. However, archaeology enthusiasts have a wealth of options including more than just well-known Ingapirca to admire. Take for example the huge, 83.9-hectare site of Cochasqui, where pyramids and sacred animals patiently remind us that Ecuadorian archaeology holds more secrets than most people recognize. The debate is on: was Cochasqu a home for Quitu Cara elite, an astronomical observatory, a fortress, a sanctuary, or did it serve some combination of functions? Architecture and Archaeology of the Site There are 15 flat-topped pyramids constructed at Cochasqu. Nine of them have ramps. 21 large, circular funerary mounds have also been noted. This is not a small site!


Israel: Bill proposed to revoke residency status of Palestinians in East Jerusalem, Golan Heights Signs of the Times

The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation has approved a proposed bill that makes it possible to revoke the residency status of persons in occupied East Jerusalem and Golan Heights if they are convicted of engaging in anti-Israel activities, Haaretz reported. The revocation of residency will make it possible for Israeli authorities to expel residents who are involved in the resistance against the occupation or who breach their loyalty to the State of Israel. Israel classifies Palestinians living in East Jerusalem and Druze in the Golan Heights as "residents" and not citizens. According to the Palestinian Ministry of the Interior, Israel has revoked the residency status of more than 14,500 Palestinians from East Jerusalem since 1967 under the pretext that they were living outside the borders drawn by the Israeli authorities for Jerusalem after its occupation in the same year.


Ryabkov: US stance on E. Ghouta unveils 'egregious double standards' Signs of the Times

The US position on the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta, a militant-controlled suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, is a clear example of "double standards," the Russian deputy foreign minister has said. Sergey Ryabkov said that Russia is working within the UN Security Council to prepare a resolution on humanitarian issues in Syria's Eastern Ghouta. His statement comes amid concerns about escalating violence between Syrian government forces and rebel, as well as Islamist, factions operating in the area. "The work on the draft of the relevant resolution is now being carried out in New York. Humanitarian questions, including humanitarian aid, humanitarian access, have become perhaps the most egregious example of the 'double standards' of the United States and their adherents in the approach to the entire Syrian dossier," Sergey Ryabkov told reporters in Moscow on Wednesday. "Every day we see how not just selectively but how cynically Washington separates the issues that are beneficial to it, from the point of view of political promotion and pressure on Damascus, from similar situations that create discomfort for Americans for various reasons," the diplomat noted.


Trucks carrying chemical substances cross Turkish border into Syria Signs of the Times

Several trucks carrying poisonous materials have crossed the Turkish border into Syrian territory, an Arab media source revealed on Wednesday, adding that the cargo is meant to be used in a joint false-flag operation by the terrorist groups and the White Helmets to accuse the Syrian army of chemical attack on civilians in Eastern Damascus. The Arabic-language Al-Hadath news quoted local sources at Bab al-Hawa border-crossing in Northern Syria as revealing that three trucks carrying several tons of chlorine material crossed the Turkish border into Syria's Idlib. In the meantime, well-informed sources in Eastern Damascus said that the terrorist groups, backed up by the certain western states' intelligence services, are producing a fake film in coordination with the White Helmets group to show the conditions after the false-flag operation that entails a chemical attack on the civilian population by chlorine gas. The sources went on to say that the terrorists are to carry out the attack by mid March, when a meeting on chemical weapons ban is scheduled. The Arabic-language al-Manar news channel quoted certain media outlets as reporting on Tuesday that intelligence shows that the White Helmets distributed masks in Eastern Ghouta for what they call as efforts to protect civilians from chemical gases.


Washington's new ultimatum on Iran deal, demands allies to commit Signs of the Times

The US State Department has issued a fresh ultimatum on the Iran nuclear deal to Washington's ostensible major allies in Europe, demanding that Germany, Britain and France commit themselves to altering the agreement along the lines demanded by President Donald Trump or face its unilateral abrogation by the US. A secret State Department cable obtained by Reuters presents what are essentially the same demands made by Trump last January. At that time, he announced that he was prepared to relaunch all-out US economic warfare against Iran unless the European powers joined Washington in imposing a rewritten nuclear accord on Tehran, including provisions that the Iranian government cannot and will not accept. The occasion for Trump's threat was his reluctant announcement on January 12 that he had decided to waive the reimposition of US sanctions that were lifted as part of the nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He vowed that this would be the last time he issued such a waiver, unless his conditions were met. The next deadline for waiving the sanctions is May 12.


Russia calls on West to discipline Jabhat al-Nusra Signs of the Times

According to the Russian top diplomat, Jabhat al-Nusra is not merely present in Eastern Ghouta but keeps on attacking civil facilities and Damascus' dwelling quarters Moscow calls on Western powers having influence on Jabhat al-Nusra (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia) to discipline it, otherwise it would be exterminated, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday. "The experience gained in Aleppo, when an agreement was reached with militants on their organized exodus, can be used in Eastern Ghouta. It took enormous effort to reach agreements on medical evacuation, first of all, of children and people needing emergency medical assistance. But subsequent efforts to organize large-scale evacuation of civilians from that area encountered Jabhat al-Nusra's refusal as it seeks to keep these people as a human shield," he said. According to the Russian top diplomat, Jabhat al-Nusra is not merely present there but keeps on attacking civil facilities and Damascus' dwelling quarters. "The Russian embassy was a target for such attacks several time. Not long ago, the building of Russia's trade mission was severely damaged in such an attack," Lavrov recalled.


US Ambassador Huntsman and Russian General Staff chief on defense cooperation Signs of the Times

Jon Huntsman spoke in favor of more active contacts between Washington and Moscow Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov and US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman discussed on Monday prospects for bilateral relations in the military sector, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday. It said Gerasimov and Huntsman "exchanged views on the situation in the security sphere, as well as views on the current state and prospects for bilateral relations in the military sphere," the ministry said. Jon Huntsman spoke in favor of more active contacts between Washington and Moscow, the US Embassy in Moscow said on Monday. "There is obviously a low level of trust between our two countries. It is precisely at moments like these, when more communications are needed, not less," it quoted the US diplomat as saying. The embassy also said "They discussed Ukraine, Syria, Strategic Stability, Afghanistan, and the DPRK".


Video: Florida Shooting Survivor Says Police Firing Blanks For Drill Before Rampage The Daily Sheeple

Students were told to prepare for a shooting drill with police firing blanks to scare them right before the actual shooting happened, says a student who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting.

Connor Dietrich told CNN that officials told him and fellow students that, prior to the shooting that killed 17, police would be firing blanks for a live drill.

When asked if he heard shots ring out, Dietrich responded, Yeah we did hear shots.

And did you think instantly, Oh my god those are gunshots, or did you think it was balloons popping, as one student told me? How would you know what it would sound like? asked the interviewer.

I thought it was a drill because they told us wed have police officers who were gonna be firing blanks, to scare us and get us, like, trained for this, Dietrich replied.

So no one took it seriously until I heard like, screaming it was the worst screaming Ill ever hear it was awful.

Other video corroborates Dietrichs testimony of a live drill before the shooting.

At first you thought it was just the drill, asked NBCs Kerry Sanders.

I thought it might be the drill, and I went to shut the blinds, and then I turned to say turn the lights off, and when I turned I saw my student and he was bleeding, said English teacher Dara Hass.

In another video, the father of student said his sons told him they had a fire drill and were supposed to have a shooting drill.

Today they had a fire drill, and both saw a gun-armed drill was supposed to be today, and supposedly the shooter is a kid, said Caesar Figueroa.

And in another video, students Isabella Gomez and her Spanish teacher Alicia Blonde explained to MSNBC they thought a drill was happening when they heard the shots.



FLASHBACK: Government's data reveals US interfered in 81 foreign elections Signs of the Times

Ask an average American, who makes a habit of following government-mouthpiece corporate media, about interference in national elections and you'll likely elicit a nebulous response concerning Russian hackers and a plan to install Donald Trump in the White House - but you probably won't hear a single syllable pertaining to United States government's actual attempts to do the same. On Monday [2017], FBI Director James Comey confirmed for the first time publicly that the bureau is officially investigating hotly contentious allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. election - but, even if proven true, such geopolitical escapades better characterize the routine behavior of accuser than of accused. "The F.B.I., as part of our counterintelligence effort, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 president election," the director announced, adding the bureau would conduct a probe to discern whether Trump's associates had contact with Russian officials. Despite that the U.S. has hypocritically exerted influence over foreign elections in all corners of the globe - in fact, it has arrogantly done so a whopping 81 times between 1946 and 2000, alone - with just one-third of those operations undertaken overtly.


Maduro tweets offer to dialogue with Trump Signs of the Times

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed holding talks with his US counterpart Donald Trump. Maduro extended the olive branch to Trump on Twitter, the US president's favorite social media site. Trump "campaigned promising non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries," Maduro tweeted on Monday. "The time has come to fulfill that and change his agenda of aggression to one of dialogue." "Dialogue in Caracas or Washington DC?" Maduro asked, challenging Trump to name a "time and place and I'll be there." By Tuesday, there was no response to the invitation from either the White House or the US State Department.


How the Enlightenment separated us from nature Signs of the Times

Every intellectual movement casts its shadow - the Enlightenment is no exception. Beginning with early scientific thinkers like Francis Bacon and Rene Descartes, the study of observable nature was divorced from the study of human beings, and ever since, our relationship to the natural world has been fraught with utopian error. We live with rapidly accelerating climate change - an unforeseen consequence of the industrial revolution - and a common denial of elementary biological facts, such as the differences on average between the brains of men and women. Blank slate utopians who deny sex differences and industrial utopians who deny climate change are both products of errors built into Enlightenment thinking. In creating the foundations for the technological society, the brilliant philosophers at the core of the Enlightenment accidentally created a society of hapless utopians, incapable of placing human activity squarely within the range of biological nature. Comment: There's actually good reason to not believe the lies of global warmists: Greenland getting colder says 15 years of data but global warmists 'fill in the gaps' to convince themselves otherwise


Turkish military uninvited in Syrias Afrin blogfactory

The Turkish military launched its ongoing cross-border offensive in Syrias northwestern region of Afrin against the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) late last month.

Ankara views the YPG as the Syrian branch of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that has been fighting for an autonomous region inside Turkey since 1984.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly said that Afrin should be cleared of terrorists, and demanded the deployment of Turkish troops there during a speech back in November 2016.

This is while US officials regard the YPG as the most effective fighting force against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in northern Syria, and have substantially increased their weaponry and technology support to the terrorist group.

The controversy over a possible Syria border force first started on January 14 when a report emerged on Reuters saying that the military coalition led by the United States in Syria was planning to set up a large border force of up to 30,000 personnel with the aid of its militia allies.

Below is a sequence of the Operation Olive Branch.

January 20

Turkeys official Anadolu news agency reports that Turkish military aircraft have bombarded YPG positions.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Ali Yildrim confirms that Ankara has started an offensive against the US-backed Kurdish forces.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo by Anadolu news agency)

Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the Operation Olive Branch has begun.

Turkey-backed militants from the so-called Free Syria Army area under the YPG control via the northwestern Syrian city of Azaz, located roughly 32 kilometers (20 miles) northwest of Aleppo.

The Russian Foreign Ministry expresses concern over the launch of the operation in Afrin, stating, We are closely monitoring the development of the situation.

The Russian Defense Ministry announces in a statement that Russian troops in Afrin have been moved to the town of Tell Rifaat, located roughly 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Aleppo over safety concerns.

The Syrian government condemned the brutal Turkish aggression against Afrin, rejecting Ankaras claim about having informed Damascus of the operation.

Damascus strongly condemns the brutal Turkish aggression on Afrin, which is an inseparable part of Syrian territory, Syrias official news agency, SANA, cites a Syrian Foreign Ministry source as saying.

Syria completely denies claims by the Turkish regime that it was informed of this military operation, the source added.



Conservatives And The Alt Right Claim A Twitter Purge Is Occurring Just As The Company Is Being Sued The Daily Sheeple

An infamous white nationalist filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Twitter for removing his account a legal complaint coincidentally registered at the same time a number of other people either with similar beliefs or mere conservatives had their accounts removed or diminished.

Jared Taylor, founder and editor of the white supremacist site American Renaissance, along with New Century Foundation, the organization in charge of publishing the digital magazine, are suing because they claim Twitter is discriminating against him by removing his account.

The suspension, the plaintiffs purport, isnt due to Taylor violating any particular company policies, but rather because they disagree with his viewpoints. Thus, Twitter is violating California law, which protects free speech in public spaces, the lawsuit alleges, while also violating its own claims of being a neutral platform. Taylors attorneys argue that Twitter has effectively become a public forum, and California has ruled before that private entities can be counted as such, even if it hasnt ever been applied specifically to the internet.

Twitter once went out of its way to ensure a free speech ethos was a fundamental part of their platform, even if the speech was unpopular. But, in November, a policy change stated that violent and hateful speech or content, an arguably ambiguous classification, would no longer be allowed and could result in account suspension.

Taylor asserts that he hasnt advocated for violence and hasnt associated with groups that do so.

Several others who affirm their innocence some of which who have beliefs and content way less controversial than Taylors  claim that their accounts overnight have lost thousands of followers, been locked, or in some way restricted, if not completely removed. The unconfirmed move by the social media company caused #TwitterLockOut to eventually trend on the platform throughout the morning and day Wednesday.

Allowing Twitter to ban individuals based on the viewpoints and supposed off-platform affiliations would have an obvious chilling effect on free speech, Noah Peters, Taylors attorney, told Th...


Fossilized reptile footprints suggest lizards were running on two feet 110 million years ago Signs of the Times

Fossilized footprints from an iguana-like reptile provide what could be the earliest evidence of a lizard running on two legs. The 29 exceptionally well-preserved lizard tracks, found in a slab of rock from an abandoned quarry in Hadong County, South Korea, include back feet with curved digits and front feet with a slightly longer third digit. The back footprints outnumber the front ones, and digit impressions are more pronounced than those of the balls of the feet. The lizard's stride length also increases across the slab. That's what you'd expect to see in a transition from moseying along on four legs to scampering on two, says Yuong-Nam Lee, a paleontologist at Seoul National University who first came across the slab back in 2004. A closer examination two years ago revealed the telltale tracks. Lee and his colleagues attribute the tracks to a previously unknown lizard ichnospecies, that is a species defined solely by trace evidence of its existence, rather than bones or tissue. Lee and his colleagues have dubbed the possible perpetrator Sauripes hadongensis and linked it to an order that includes today's iguanas and chameleons in the Feb. 15 Scientific Reports.


A plea for Palestinian hero Ahed Tamimi's protection Signs of the Times

The Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick of Che Guevara black and red portrait fame has done it again: He has painted a minimalist poster of another iconic leader of her people and of a worldwide liberation movement, this time of an oppressed child who had slapped power with her bare truth. When I read his rationale for painting the new portrait I cried. The man's pacifism, sincerity, and especially his concern for Ahed Tamimi's life touched me. Like Jim Fitzpatrick, I am apprehensive about the 17-year-old Ahed's life. No one really denies the real reason for incarcerating her: to teach a lesson to other Palestinians, especially the children among them. Fitzpatrick is taking the essence of the lesson, regardless in which direction it will be resolved, to its ultimate conclusion. He is saying this is a model for every native and underclass oppressed child in the world. And he knows how meaningful and dangerous that can be: "Ahed Tamimi, to me, signifies nobility in the face of oppression. This is a kid, a child," said Fitzpatrick. "I think I would have been petrified. Wherever she's getting her courage from, there's a resonance of it echoing across the world. I'm just a part of it. There are organizations doing more than I could do, but I do think the pen-in my case, the brush-is mightier than the sword."


Megabank Warns Recent Stock Crash was Only an Appetizer to Main Course of a Major Crash The Daily Sheeple

The chief cross-asset strategist at Morgan Stanley, says the recent correction was just an appetizer, not the main course. Coupled with the Feds incitement of panic over inflation, it seems a perfect storm is brewing.

The new law will create inflation whenever the trusts want inflation. From now on depressions will be scientifically created.
~Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, after the passage of the Federal Reserve act 1913.

As Morgan Stanley rakes in record-breaking billion dollar profits, their outlook on the rest of the market is bleak and according to the megabank, the recent crash in the stock market was just a taste of things to come.

Appetizer, not the main course, is how the banks strategists led by London-based Andrew Sheets described the correction of late January to early February. Although higher bond yields proved tough for equity investors to digest, the key metric of inflation-adjusted yields didnt break out of their range for the past five years, they said in a note Monday, according to Bloomberg.

Our cycle models suggest that [developed markets] remain in the late stages of a late-cycle environment, said Sheets. Rising equities, rising inflation, tightening policy, higher commodity prices and higher volatility are (in our view) a pretty normal pattern if that view is correct.

Earlier this month, a series of market corrections sent stocks down 10% in a single day for the first time in two years. Although it was brief, the correction, according to Morgan Stanley is just the beginning. And, the megabank is not alone in their assessment.

With the market stable for now and the Dow having recouped about half of its recent losses despite Tuesdays 255-point slide, its time to plan for the next scary plunge, USA Today reported.

People should take this as a reminder of how markets behave, says Brad Bernstein, senior vice president of wealth management at UBS Financial in Philadelphia, referring to the 10% drop that stung investors during nine worrisome days. They have been spoiled by a long period of low volatility and no market corrections.

To top off the ominous warning from the bankers, the president of the Federal Reserve in Texas has sounded panic this week over the level of US debt.

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Boris Johnson tells German officials that Brexit is a mess blogfactory

Boris Johnson has found himself in hot water once more after reportedly telling German officials that Brexit was a mess. The comment is at odds with his consistently optimistic statements on the UKs departure from the EU.

The gaffe-prone foreign secretary, who famously championed Brexit, has seemingly undermined the cause in a private meeting with German officials held in Berlin, according to The Telegraph. The meeting took place in November 2016 or in April last year, when Johnson reportedly urged officials to turn Brexit into an economic opportunity.

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The German representatives are understood to have declined his proposal, fearing that they could impede the mandate of chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier.

One of Johnsons allies, however, has sternly denied the allegations, saying on Tuesday evening that the report was a smear. Johnsons friend told The Telegraph: These old claims will be rightly dismissed as nonsense by anyone sensible. Boris knows Brexit will be a great success and is committed to taking back control of our money, laws and borders.

The report comes as Johnson was accused of being incoherent and having double-standards when he delivered his Brexit speech last week. During his address, he optimistically said that Britain would reap economic benefits from Brexit, while he dismissed any proposal for a second EU referendum on the final UK-EU deal.

Politicians and influential journalists branded the speech a waste of time and claimed the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip is clueless about the internal workings of the EU, actor and writer David Schneider highlighted Johnsons tendency to U-turn on his statements.



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Inquiry: What color is a tennis ball? Signs of the Times

It seemed like an easy question. The query came from a Twitter poll I spotted on my news feed last week, from user @cgpgrey. "Please help resolve a marital dispute," @cgpgrey wrote. "You would describe the color of a tennis ball as:" green, yellow, or other. Yellow, obviously, I thought, and voted. When the results appeared, my jaw dropped with cartoonish effect. Of nearly 30,000 participants, 52 percent said a tennis ball is green, 42 percent said it's yellow, and 6 percent went with "other." I was stunned. I'd gone from being so sure of myself to second-guessing my sanity in a matter of seconds. More than that, I could never have imagined the question of the color of a tennis ball - surely something we could all agree on, even in these times - would be so divisive. I dropped the tweet into my team's Slack channel, which includes The Atlantic's science, technology, and health reporters and editors. The long conversation that followed can only be described as a bloodbath. The seemingly trivial question tore apart our usually congenial group. Lines were quickly and fiercely drawn, team green against team yellow, as my colleagues debated the very definition of color itself. Swords were brandished in the form of links to HTML color codes or the paint selection at Sherwin-Williams. Attempts to broker a cease-fire, to consider that maybe tennis balls are actually yellow-green - or green-yellow, or chartreuse - were brushed aside. At one point, I lashed out at a colleague who then reminded me we were on the same side.


Market Talk- February 21, 2018 Armstrong Economics

On the whole a positive session for Asia with the Hang Seng probably the stand-out performer on the day. Closing up almost 2% gains were led by financials, bouncing after yesterdays nerves, but also a strong performer were energy/chemicals and property sectors with Country Garden (+5.6%) and China Petro-Chem (+3.7%). Shanghai market remains closed for holidays. The Yen was very quiet overnight and even now still plays mid 107s, so did not have too much direct impact or influence on the Nikkei. having spent all morning trending higher we saw a reverse into negative territory after lunch on more BOJ talk. However, by close of business we settled just a smidgen better up +0.2% with utilities lending a hand. SENSEX traded relatively well with tech and consumers lifting gains. Talk is the RBI is showing concerns around companies overseas borrowing and its relationship with the Rupees increased volatility! Maybe they will also look at BITCOIN activity too.

Interesting that the UKs FTSE bounced back (+0.6% ok, only a little) but at the detriment of the currency (GBP -0.5%). The big topic is always going to be BREXIT and that is obviously here for another year yet! Headlines will continue to drive prices but looks as though the negative appears news appears to be creeping in. Other core Europe hit their lows mid morning and benefitted off the back of the positive US opening. IBEX however, did not join the rally and closed down almost 1%, Iberdrola and Acciona both trading over 2% lower. DAX and CAC almost off-set each other with FTSE MIB also closing small down. At the close much of the talk surrounds the FED minutes due after European trading hours and so will be reflected in closing US and Asias overnight trading.

Early futures losses were quickly reeled back-in once the cash market opened and the DOW raced up around 150 points before levelling back around +75. As we await the FED minutes, the USD continues to climb with DXY now pushing higher towards with the 90 handle for a couple of days now. FED Minutes release saw a whip-saw reaction with the DOW rallying over 300 points. However, that was to be short lived and soon the DOW was back in negative territory and the close (-160 points) does not look co...


"Largest harvest in Russian history": Putin achieves goal and will export remaining 50 million tons of grain Signs of the Times

It's only right that the largest country in the world should also be the greatest agricultural giant. The best soil in the world is literally a Russian word: - Chernozyom, meaning black earth, of which Russia has the largest deposits of in the world. Traditionally, the regions associated with it in Russia are the Central Black Earth Region, to the south west of Moscow, including and especially Voronezh, Kursk, and Belgorod, as well as Lipetsk, Tambov, and Oryol provinces. This traditional region extends into north-eastern Ukraine, especially the Chernigov province.

'Largest harvest in Russian history': Russia will export 50 million surplus tons of grain Signs of the Times

It's only right that the largest country in the world should also be the greatest agricultural giant. The best soil in the world is literally a Russian word: - Chernozyom, meaning black earth, of which Russia has the largest deposits of in the world. Traditionally, the regions associated with it in Russia are the Central Black Earth Region, to the south west of Moscow, including and especially Voronezh, Kursk, and Belgorod, as well as Lipetsk, Tambov, and Oryol provinces. This traditional region extends into north-eastern Ukraine, especially the Chernigov province.


Khan (London Major) to seek emergency meeting as nights of knife crime spiral in the Capital blogfactory

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May as knife crime in the capital hits crisis levels. Two people were stabbed to death on February 20 the 14th and 15th knife deaths in 2018.

London Assembly figures showed there were 14,521 knife crime offenses in the capital in the 12 months to January 2018, with stabbings in London at their highest level in six years, a 23 percent rise from the previous year.

Keeping Londoners safe is my top priority. Im asking the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary to urgently meet with me to discuss how we can work together to tackle the evil of knife crime on our streets.


He's back! Former PTL televangelist Jim Bakker returns warning Christians to prepare for the Apocalypse Signs of the Times

Three decades after his PTL empire near Charlotte crumbled amid financial and sex scandals, Jim Bakker is back on TV with a different, darker message: The Apocalypse is coming and you better get ready. Ready to be judged by God, sure. But the main mission of "The Jim Bakker Show" - broadcast from a Christian compound deep in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri - appears to be to sell you fuel-less generators, doomsday guidebooks and freeze-dried food with a shelf-life of up to 30 years. Bakker, whose co-host is second wife Lori, says stocking up on such survivalist merchandise could keep you alive amid the catastrophes - earthquakes, hurricanes, war, famine - that some Christians believe are signs that End Times are near.


Thousands of Americans jailed for debts chased by private collectors blogfactory

An estimated 77 million Americans have a debt that has been transferred to a private collection agency. Thousands have ended up in jail over debts as small as $28, with African-Americans and Hispanics the most affected.

The findings come from a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) spanning 26 states and Puerto Rico, published on Wednesday. The practice violates many US state and federal laws, which prohibit the jailing of debtors.

(Human Rights violation)

In one case cited in the report, a disabled woman who wears a prosthetic leg was shackled by her waist and feet by two armed US marshals before being put in jail overnight.

They had a warrant for my arrest and I asked them for what, he didnt say what it was for. He said, Hell tell you later, said Tracie Mozie of Dickinson, Texas.

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Law enforcement officials had entered Mozies bedroom to arrest her over a $1,500 federal student loan she took out in 1986 to pay for truck-driving school. The loan had mushroomed to $13,000 with interest and fees. Monzie was unable to pay because she is unemployed and lives on disability benefits.

The ACLU examined more than 1,000 cases in which civil court judges issued arrest warrants for debtors. In some instances the amounts were as small as $28. Letters were sent over bounced checks as low as $2, the ACLU found.

The report is the first ever to analyze the cooperation between courts and the private debt collection industry across the US, according to the ACLU. Private debt collectors use the criminal justice system to try to compel repayments, even when the debts are disputed or when the debtor cannot repay.  More than 6,000 debt collection firms operate in the United States, collecting billions of dollars each year.

Following their arrest, debtors may remain in jail for several days until they can pay the bail. In some cases, th...


Turkey Says Its Ready to Go to War With Syria Over Afrin blogfactory

Turkeys month-long offensive against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria has opened up a new front in the seven-year Syria war, as its forces this week fired artillery at Syrian pro-regime militias trying to enter.





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Somali Uber driver in UK had daughter's genitals mutilated to stop her from "feeling sexy" Signs of the Times

A Somali heritage Uber driver allowed his seven-year-old daughter to be subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) because he said it stops "women feeling sexy all the time", a court has heard. The case represents one of the first times a prosecution for the crime - common in some migrant and Muslim cultures - has been brought to court in the UK, despite being illegal here since 1985 and hundreds of successful prosecutions in France. "The case concerns... a practice that is illegal in this country and is becoming illegal in countries around the world," Anna Vigars QC, prosecuting, told the court as the case began Monday. "But, there are communities in Africa and the Middle East where it is common," she added, according to The Guardian. The prosecution alleges that the Somali father, who speaks "broken" English, admitted allowing his daughter to be cut to charity worker and anti-FGM campaigner Sami Ullah after picking him up in his Uber in March 2016.


Somaliland journalist detained without charge RSS feed from

Nairobi, February 21, 2018--Somaliland authorities should immediately release Mohamed Aabi Digaale, the Hargeisa bureau chief for the London-based broadcaster Universal TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Mohamed on February 17 and have been holding him without charge, Guleid Ahmed Jama, chairperson of the advocacy organization...


Homeless Man Dies Days After Council Took His Sleeping Bag Away TruthTheory

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Days after the local council in Bournemouth, Dorset, took a homeless mans sleeping bag away, he was found dead near a town hall. The 66-year-old man, only known as Kev, was found by his friend under a flyover in a car park. His friend told the media that just days earlier, folks from the Bournemouth Borough Council removed his sleeping bag and possessions.

I put my hand on him to shake him and thats when I knew something was wrong and my heart sank, said Kevs friend. A couple of weeks ago he said the council took his sleeping bag. They see it as rubbish but they dont realise these are homeless people; sleeping bags are the stuff that keeps them warm.

When speaking to the local press, the friends said that Kev never drank, used drugs, or asked for anything. Said Kevs friend: I commute through Bournemouth every day and he would sit on the wall at the corner of the road. Thats what made me pull over the first time I stopped to ask him if he was okay and we got talking. I wondered, if I gave him some money, would it go on drugs and alcohol but to be honest he never did any of that, just smoked roll-ups. He never, ever asked for anything from me.

As Metro reports, this isnt the first time the Bournemouth Borough Council has come under fire for its unconventional methods. Previously, the council played bagpipe music to deter people from slee...


New Report Claims Meat Eaters Are Destroying The Planet TruthTheory

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Those who care about the environment may want to consider going vegetarian. According to the report Appetite for Destruction, meat consumption is impacting some of the worlds most valuable and vulnerable regions. This is largely due to the substantial amount of land needed to produce animal feed.

The Western diet, which is notoriously high in meat in dairy, is the major culprit. In fact, the growing popularity of the diet means an area 1.5 times the size of the European Union could be saved if global consumption of animal products was cut to meet nutritional requirements, reports The Independent.

The areas most threatened include the Amazon, Congo Basin and the Himalayas. There, water and land resources are already sought after.

According to the report, excessive animal product consumption is responsible for 60 percent of all biodiversity loss. The world is consuming more animal protein than it needs and this is having a devastating effect on wildlife, said Duncan Williamson, WWF food policy manager.

A staggering 60 per cent of global biodiversity loss...


Senators Fight Wall Street Corruption With Kid Gloves Activist Post

By Aaron Kesel Bernie Sanders, John Cornyn and Elizabeth Warren are three very outspoken United States senators concerning bad faith judicial rulings and failures of...


Giant Sloth And Human Bones Found In The Worlds Largest Underwater Cave System TruthTheory

Gran Acuifero Maya

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

The 347 kilometres cave has unearthed remains of giant sloths, ancient elephants and humans. The archaeological discovery also contains lost secrets of the Mayan people and a shrine to the Mayan god of war and commerce.

In January, researchers from the Great Maya Aquifer Project shared their discovery of the worlds largest underwater cave system in Yucatn after realising a link between 2 giant cave systems, the Dos Ojos and the previously discovered Sac Actun. The team have now released their findings to the public.

The team led by underwater archaeologist Guillermo de Anda from Mexicos National Institute of Anthropology and History discovered 15,000-year-old remains of giant sloths, proto-elephants called gomphotheres, and bears. There was also a shine to the Mayan god of war and commerce.

They found more than 120 artifact sites which included burnt human bones, pottery, and wall art. It is thought that some of these artifacts date back more than 12,000 years.



Woman suffers horrifying wounds after an attack by a rampaging buffalo in Cambodia Signs of the Times

This is the moment a British teacher was left with blood gushing from her legs after being viciously attacked by a rampaging buffalo. Fiona Childs, 47, had been walking through a forest, heading for the beach while holidaying on the Cambodian island of Koh Rong Samloem yesterday morning, when she suddenly came face-to-face with the angry beast. The enraged animal immediately started butting her with his head, and is believed to have gored her legs with his sharp horns as she lay screaming for help on the ground. The creature then fled back into the jungle. As the buffalo's owner shouted at army officials to 'kill, kill, kill' the beast, local villagers rushed to Fiona's aid, trying to stem the blood before paramedics arrived and loaded her into an ambulance. Fiona was rushed to hospital in Sihanoukville, a coastal city on the mainland.


Ex-Cyclone Gita turns New Zealand's Terrible Gully into river of rock Signs of the Times

A river of shingle rock flowing down Terrible Gully has left eight farms cut off from town in Rakaia, near Canterbury's Mt Hutt. Incredible video of the "rocky river" was captured by Donna Field of Cleardale Station as she surveyed the damage from former Cyclone Gita on Wednesday. The flow of careering shingles closed Double Hill Run Rd which services the farms in the South Island region. It's an event that has become a regular occurrence for the farmers in the area. "But it's never been this bad before," Field said. "For a long time it was quite stable, but the last 2.5 - 3 years it has become a lot more active."


Your Brain Hallucinates Your Conscious Reality TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

One of the most puzzling, yet fascinating, aspects of existence is consciousness. Anil K Seth is a professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience who has published over 100 scientific papers on this subject. In his TED conference (embedded below), he describes the experience of being anaesthetised and recalls a sense of detachment before ceasing to exist. He goes on to explain that when one falls into a deep sleep they may wake up confused and anxious about how much time has passed but they still have an understanding of time having passed, a sense of continuity between then and now. But with anesthesia he lost this sense and the experience, for him, affirmed the idea that consciousness is far more entangled in flesh and blood than in some other unknown realm. My research is telling me that consciousness has less to do with pure intelligence and more to do with our nature as living and breathing organisms.

Seths work has brought him to the conclusion that consciousness occurs when the brain is able to recreate the world around it, and simultaneously experience the world it created. This ultimately makes the brain a prediction machine.



Why I Stopped Drinking Water The Mind Unleashed

2018 will go down as the year I stopped drinking water. And before you scoff, let me explain how I came to this decision and why its been one of the greatest decisions Ive made for my health.

Prior to my decision to stop drinking water, I was your typical H2O poster boy. Lured in by the romantic idea of keeping my skin and cells hydrated, I made sure to drink at least 3-4 litres of filtered water every day. I carried with me a litre of water in a mason jar at all times. I educated others on the importance of drinking water and believed that I was helping them stay healthy and hydrated.

Whenever I saw my pee come out clear I saw it as an indication that my kidneys were doing their job of filtering and flushing out metabolic waste. But in reality I was completely misguided. And knowing what I know now, I would go as far to say that I was doing more damage than good.

It wasnt until I came across the work of Dr. Robert Morse that my concept of drinking water shifted drastically. In his book, The Detox Miracle Sourcebook, Dr. Morse explains how proper kidney function, lymphatic filtration and cellular hydration are all connected. I learned that the water I was forcing down wasnt actually getting absorbed by my cells, but instead the excess water was taxing my kidneys and keeping them from their main purposelymphatic filtration.

The kidneys and the lymphatic system

The kidneys are a major eliminative organ. They filter and eliminate excess H2O, nutrients and metabolic wastes, as well as regulate the sodium-potassium and acid-alkaline balance in the body.

The kidneys, when in optimal function, work closely with the lymphatic system, which is our internal sewer system. The lymphatic system carries away cellular wastes through a system of tubes that run parallel to our blood vessels. Once the blood has delivered nutrients to the tissues, the waste that is expelled by the cells is then dumped into into the lymphatic fluids and carried to their appropriate elimination points. The kidneys are one of these elimination points.

When we drink excessive amounts of water and we have more than our tissues and cells can absorb, the kidneys must remove this excess water. This halts their job of filtering lymphatic waste and shifts their job to removing excess water.

Without our lymphatic waste being properly eliminated, these acidic wastes back up into our tissues causing acidosis of our fluids and cells, and this becomes the foundation of nearly every ...


'It's our grandson!' 2yo boy returns from Iraqi orphanage after his grandparents recognize him in RT video Signs of the Times

A two-year-old boy, who was left stranded in Iraq, has been returned to Russia. His grandparents, who spotted Zaid in an RT video from an orphanage haven't seen their daughter for months. Zaid lost one finger in a shelling attack in Iraq, where his mother had taken him. He was found on the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)-controlled territory. The boy's mother left Russia when he was only nine-months-old. Found in an Iraqi orphanage, Zaid doesn't remember what happened to either her or to his father. With Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate in tatters, many children possibly belonging to the terrorist group's fighters have been left stranded in Iraq and Syria following their parents' deaths. RT has been conducting a 24/7 campaign to return Russian-speaking children back home to their relatives.


Experts Warn That The Future Of The World Is Under Threat From Artificial Intelligence Your News Wire

Experts have warned that the future of the world is under threat from artificial intelligence and say that more must be done to keep people safe. A report compiled by 26 of the worlds leading experts entitled: [...]


Let The Games Begin! Trump Challenges Sessions To Investigate Obama The Daily Sheeple

Let the political games begin! President Donald Trump has officially thrown down the gauntlet and challenged Jeff Sessions to investigate Barack Obama and other Democrats for not doing enough to squash the Russian meddling in the election.

After being harshly criticized by the mainstream media for his response to Russias election meddling, Trump has challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch an investigation into the Obama administration for failing to do enough to stop the 2016 election foreign interference.

According to propaganda arm CNN, Trump tweeted about the matter. The tweet is the latest in a series where Trump faults former President Barack Obama for not doing enough to stop Russian meddling. Now, for the first time, Trump has suggested that Sessions (the tyrant who he picked to lead the Justice Department) wasnt doing enough and should up the ante.

Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why arent they the subject of the investigation? Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. Why didnt Obama do something about the meddling? Why arent Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Session!

Trump deleted the original tweet in which he spelled Sessions wrong and republished it correcting only Sessions name.


Trauma in Common: US Gun Violence and Violence in Armed Conflict Duck of Minerva

This is a guest post by Betcy Jose, Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Colorado-Denver

This is a really good school, and now its like a war zone. This is how one parent reacted when picking up his son from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL after a shooter murdered 17 students and staff. It is a description often used in the aftermath of mass shootings. At first blush, it seems a remarkable comparison to make, especially given that the United States is not embroiled in anything resembling a traditional armed conflict within its borders. The International Committee for the Red Cross, the international communitys expert on war and war law, states only two types of armed conflicts exist in international law. One is an international armed conflict that includes all cases of declared war or of any other armed conflict which may arise between two or more of the High Contracting Parties, even if the state of war is not recognized by one of them. The other is a non-international armed conflict, one that involves, protracted armed confrontations [reaching a minimal level of intensity] between governmental armed forces and the forces of one or more [minimally organized] armed groups, or between such groups arising on the territory of a State Even with tragically high rates of mass shootings in the United States, the kind of violence it experiences domestically would not legally qualify as a state of war.

But what about from the point of view of the victims of gun violence? Do their experiences, particularly those of victims of mass shootings, resemble in any way the experiences of civilians in legally recognized war zones? Here, the answer may be surprising if we focus on at least two issues related to gun-violence victims and war-affected civilians: the violence and harms they experience and their efforts to protect themselves from those harms and violence.

In some ways, gun violence in the United States does in fact approximate what civilians in war zones experience. First, most of the time, shooters in the United States intentionally target civilians. This is increasingly becoming a pattern in warfare as well. For instance, in Syria, intentional civilian targeting has become so common that Panos Moutmtzis, the United Nations regional humanitarian coordinator, lamented, We are running out of words, to be honest, to describe it. Second, civilian casualties rates from gun violence in the United States are on par with gun-casualty rates in conflict zones. In fact, NPR...


US helicopters spotted in NE Syria evacuating ISIS terrorists from prison Signs of the Times

The US-led coalition is often accused of supporting terrorist groups in Syria, including organizing safe passage and extraction from encirclements and hot zones. Videos have appeared on YouTube and Facebook allegedly showing the process of transportation of the terrorists. The source from the town of al-Hasakah (north-east part of Syria) has told Sputnik on the condition of anonymity that local people have witnessed US helicopters landing multiple times on the territory of the local prison, controlled by Kurds, and then leaving. According to the source, they were taking away some of the Daesh (banned in Russia) terrorists, detained in that prison. There have also been reports of US military bringing munitions to this prison. This news comes on the hot heels of reports made by Iraqi media, which indicated that American helicopters were moving members of Daesh from the prison in al-Hasakah to their base near the village of Abu Hajar in the eastern part of Syria. According to their sources, over 100 Daesh terrorists, most of them with foreign citizenship, most likely were brought to this prison by the US from Deir ez-Zor.


Canadian government's backing for Sikh separatist movement casts shadow over Trudeau's visit to India Signs of the Times

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's India trip that began on Saturday has been making the headlines in India for the wrong reasons. In the past four days of his first India trip as prime minister, Trudeau has travelled to the iconic Taj Mahal, nearly 200km from the capital, New Delhi and Gujarat, home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Mumbai, but no senior government minister has met him so far. A junior Indian minister greeted the Canadian prime minister when he landed in New Delhi accompanied by his wife and three children. Modi has broken protocols in the past to receive guests personally, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in January. But the Indian prime minister, who famously hugs his guests, has not even tweeted welcoming Trudeau in a move being seen as a "snub" to the Canadian leader.


'There's no point': Russian curler Krushelnitsky decides against CAS hearing for doping case Signs of the Times

Russian Olympic bronze medal curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has decided against the holding of a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing regarding his doping case for meldonium. Krushelnitsky announced in a statement, presented to TASS by the Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR) delegation head Stanislav Pozdnyakov, that he believes a hearing would "not make sense". "It is silly to deny it, when the presence [of a] banned substance is confirmed by two doping tests. The probes were taken during the Olympic Games, and I am prepared for the corresponding verdict, which is predictable in such situations.


'70th anniversary of Nakba': Trump creates, then exacerbates, crisis for Palestinian refugees Signs of the Times

One of the most consequential actions Donald Trump took during the first year of his presidency was to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December 2017. When the Palestinians predictably responded by pulling out of the US-led "peace process," Trump retaliated by cutting US financial support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) by more than 50 percent. "A Death Sentence" for Gazan Refugees The US cutback in aid to UNRWA critically threatens the access of Palestinian refugees to food, health care and education. In Gaza, 1.3 million Palestinian refugees, who comprise 70 percent of Gaza's population, depend on UNRWA for food assistance. The refugee crisis was aggravated by Israel's 2014 massacre in Gaza.


"Kids: Then and Now" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Kids: Then and Now"
by Fred Reed

"OK, so why is the country falling apart? Specifically, why are kids blowing each other away? America has become a source of wonder the world over with its Columbines and hundreds and hundreds of dead in Chicago and Baltimore and its burning cities and riots. Other advanced countries dont do these things.

America didnt either until recently.  Why now? Something has changed, or some things. What? People under under forty have never seen the country when it was sane. Let me point out things that have changed, at risk of sounding like a boilerplate cadger: By cracky, when I was a boy, we could amuse ourselves for hours with just a piece of string and a couple of sticks. Lets compare today with the Fifties and Sixties. I mean this as sociology, not nostalgisizing.


Hurricane Harvey: Climate change, staggering costs, and people at the heart of it all RSS feed from

Texans are no stranger to the devastation of hurricanes. I still vividly remember, as a young child in Austin, being scared of Alicia in 1983 and thankful that we lived at the top of the hill. Alicia caused nearly $2 billion in damages, a record at the time, and the category 3 storm was []


The Hunt for Red Russian Trolls: CNN talk trash as they send reporter dumpster-diving in St. Petersburg Signs of the Times

US media coverage of the indictment of 13 Russians for alleged meddling in the 2016 election had a few funny moments, including one episode in which a CNN correspondent hot on the trolls' trail found himself at a dumpster. The indictment last week accused 13 Russian citizens and three organizations of sowing dissent in America through operating sockpuppets (fake online personae). The actual allegations seem mostly to be economically motivated, but for the US mainstream media it was the latest "smoking gun" in the year-long Russiagate saga. And some did a bit of investigative journalism of their own in going after the Russian trolls. CNN's Matthew Chance went to the building in St. Petersburg from which the infamous Internet Research Agency - AKA "Russian troll farm" - operated. Past tense, you notice: it has reportedly moved to a posh business center. But Chance believes the trolls may still be there, not dissuaded by the big "for rent" banner on the front of the building.


'A gift from fate': Child thought dead for 7 years reunites with Russian couple thanks to bailiffs Signs of the Times

A Russian couple who thought their baby had died shortly after birth were reunited with their child after more than seven years, thanks to bailiffs who had come calling to ask for money for the boy's care. The touching story with a long-postponed but happy ending began in the southwestern Russian city of Volgograd back in 2011. A couple decided to abandon their newborn as they were told that the baby would not survive for more than a week. However, the parents changed their minds just five days later, and rushed to take their child back, but it was too late as doctors told them that the boy had already died. Almost seven years later, however, Russia's Federal Bailiffs Service was tasked with recovering money from the parents for the child's care, as the boy was alive and staying in a care home, according to a statement published on Tuesday.


Evil Poroshenko signs 'Donbass integration law', essentially a declaration of war against Donbass civilians Signs of the Times

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed on Tuesday the law on Donbass reintegration. Ukraine's parliament adopted the document, which dubs Russia "an aggressor", and Donbass territories not controlled by Kiev "occupied," last month. "By signing this law, I would like to stress that Ukraine remains committed to a peaceful solution to the problem of the occupied territories' liberation. This is proved by our resolute struggle for the deployment of a classic UN peacekeeping mission that will be able to ensure security for the restoration of sovereignty," Poroshenko said, following the signing of the law. According to the Ukrainian leader, the signed bill does not contradict Ukraine's international obligations. "This law does not violate any of Ukraine's international obligations, including the Minsk agreements," Poroshenko stated, adding that the document should serve as a legal mechanism for the political return of the region to Kiev's control. On January 18, the Ukrainian parliament adopted the bill on the reintegration of Donbass, from which the provision on the priority of the Minsk agreements' implementation for the conflict's resolution was omitted. The bill suggested relying on the UN Security Council resolution on Donbass instead.


Sea eagles mating on video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 19 February 2018 video shows two sea eagles mating in the Dordtse Biesbosch nature reserve in the Netherlands.

Jos Koopman made this video.


Hypocritical Pelosi confronted over her wealth while claiming GOP tax cuts benefit the ultra-rich at the expense of low-income Americans Signs of the Times

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stopped in Phoenix Tuesday to discuss how the "disastrous" tax cuts approved by Congress last year are impacting working families and talk trash about President Trump's proposed budget. But Pelosi's hypocritical comments were apparently too much for one heckler, who called the wealthy career politician out for her duplicity at the Arizona Center for Economic Progress. "These issues about the tax cuts and then the cuts to initiatives that help people, that's part of the budget. The national budget should be a statement of our national values, what is important to us as a nation," Pelosi preached. "Which makes us strong and builds for the future should be reflected in our budget.


In Unexpected Twist, Judge In Flynn Case Asks Mueller For Exculpatory Evidence The Event Chronicle

By Zero Hedge

The federal judge assigned to the criminal case against Trumps former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to turn over any exculpatory evidence to Flynns defense team.

Oddly, however, Flynns legal team did not make this request. Instead, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan issued the order sua sponte, or at his discretion, invoking the Brady Rule which requires prosecutors to turn over previously unfiled evidence that might have a material impact on a defendants case. Interestingly, two days before the order Mueller filed a motion for an agreed-upon protective order regarding the use of evidence in the case, including sensitive materials, provided to Flynns lawyers by the office of the Special Counsel.

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan

As The Hill notes, Sullivan dinged federal prosecutors in the trial of former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) for misconduct in failing to turn over exculpatory evidence.

The development has generated a significant buzz in conservative circles, with the implication being that perhaps Flynn might not have pleaded guilty in light of certain evidence.

Judge Andrew Napolitano addressed Sullivans decision on Tuesday, saying The judge on his own, not in response to any application from General Flynns lawyers says, By the way, I want all exculpatory evidence, evidence that could help Flynn or hurt the government turned over to Flynns lawyers.

Why would he we want that after General Flynn has already pleaded guilty? That is unheard of. He must suspect a defect in the guilty plea. Meaning, he must have reason to believe that General Flynn pleaded guilty for some reason other than guilt.



Are Consensus Science Gold Standard Peer Reviews Fraudulent BS Science? Activist Post

By Catherine J. Frompovich We conclude that penises are not best understood as the male sexual organ, or as a male reproductive organ, but instead...


Shamanic Journeying: Discovering Your Totem Animal Through Basic Shamanic Trance Awareness Act

Shamanism is an ancient, traditional healing path that has been used by various cultures for years to bring harmony between nature and humankind. A major aspect of these traditions was the connection created between Shamans and their totem animals.

A relationship which brings enlightenment to the Shaman, it is a major misconception that the Shaman chooses their power animal. On the contrary, the totem animal, or power animal chooses the Shaman. Once a Shaman has found their power animal, they can more easily be guided through their true life journey.

And while it may sound like a difficult endeavor, it is actually quite simple.

Many believe that it is as simple as observing your day-to-day life, and your subconscious mind. For some, this may seem easy, and for others, further explanation is called for. Shamans oftentimes would go on journeys to find theirs, and this is actually much easier than you would believe.

According to Shamans, the natural world is composed of two aspects: our everyday awareness of the world and then a second awareness that occurs during altered states. For them, this world, the second world, could be accessed by entering a state of ecstatic trance. This was how they communicated with their own inner world to better understand their own needs. And while it is a wonderful way to discover ones totem animal, it can be used for divination, personal healing, and for a number of other reasons.

Without going too deeply into detail, this can be better understood by thinking back to the drum, or the Shamans horse. By use of this tool, Shamans could easily induce states of trance depending on the beats of the drum. For more information on that, you can follow this link.

Of course, without a drum and without prior knowledge of how to do this, it can be quite difficult. Thankfully, however, the internet is a wonderful place filled with knowledge. After digging around, I found the perfect guided meditation/trance that can assist you in finding your power animal. Simply find a quiet space, focus on the recording and let your subconscious mind take over. What you discover may surprise you! Please be sure to follow the beginning instructions in their entirety, as trance requires your full attention!


The Daily "Near You?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Temple, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!


"Never..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Never let your head hang down. 
Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. 
And dont pray when it rains if you dont pray when the sun shines." 
  Leroy Satchel Paige


An alumnus' call to Jewish students for Israeli Apartheid Week: 'I faced my Jewish racism. Will you?' Signs of the Times

We need to talk about Jewish racism. I know what you're thinking. How dare I accuse us, a people who've suffered so greatly from prejudice, hatred and persecution, of holding racist attitudes ourselves? But it turns out that our past experience provides no protection and our communal memories can hinder, not help us. This particular conversation is about to become more urgent if you're a Jewish student on a campus in the U.K. or Western Europe, North America or Australia. The 14th annual 'Israeli Apartheid Week' (IAW) takes place around the world from the end of February through mid-April. There'll be talks, film screenings, and mock West Bank security checkpoints and Separation Walls to highlight the daily indignities of Palestinian life in the Occupied Territories. Thirty years after I graduated, I've been invited back to speak to students at Manchester University in the UK. It will be a homecoming - of sorts. But I've become a very different kind of Jew to the one who left there in 1988.


The flowers that give us chocolate are persnickety to pollinate Signs of the Times

A complicated reproductive system makes pollination a tough job It's a wonder we have chocolate at all. Talk about persnickety, difficult flowers. Arguably some of the most important seeds on the planet - they give us candy bars and hot cocoa, after all - come from pods created by dime-sized flowers on cacao trees. Yet those flowers make pollination just barely possible. Growers of commercial fruit crops expect 50 to 60 percent of flowers to make a fruit, or pod, says Emily Kearney of the University of California, Berkeley. In some places, cacao crops manage to be that prolific. But worldwide norms run closer to 15 to 30 percent. In the traditional Ecuadorian plantings that Kearney studies, cacao achieves a mere 3 to 5 percent pollination.


The GoldFIsh Report No 197: POTUS Report with Jim Fetzer: LEGAL PSY-OPS ON THE PEOPLE The Event Chronicle

On The GoldFish Report No. 197- Louisa provides analysis of the latest Q-Anon Posts and its new location.

Q warns of a high level terrorist threat for London, direct messages to Snowden, more operation mockingbird Psy-ops on American People and much more. Jim blows apart the Florida shooting as another classic but messy false flag operation to push gun control because the cabal know whats coming with the mass indictments/arrests and planned military tribunals as POTUS continues the swamp draining.

Jim also covers the foreign policy moves including Russia, Ukraine, Syria and Israel. Jim shares the draconian censorship tactics used on social media of his own work and both Jim and Louisa encourage people to share this info far and wide.

The Red Pills keep coming in this Great Awakening!

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Sea urchins can drill holes in solid rock with just their teeth RSS feed from

If a sea urchin can't find a suitable pit to live in, it makes one even if it has to spend months gnawing away at hard granite


Polish minister seeks "Polocaust" museum to commemorate non-Jewish victims of WWII Signs of the Times

Poland's Deputy Minister of Culture has endorsed the creation of a special "Polocaust" museum to commemorate the non-Jews who died in Poland during World War II. It is estimated that around three million ethnic Poles were among the six million people who were killed in Poland during the war. Minister Jarosaw Sellin said in an interview on Poland's Radio One that he regrets that Poland's suffering isn't more widely known around the world. He said it's time "this terrible fate" was acknowledged. Sellin made the comments following last week's passing of the so-called "death camp" law, which made it a crime to suggest that Poland had any complicity in Nazi war crimes. The new law has provoked anger in Israel.


Russian FM Lavrov urges all external powers to start dialogue with Damascus Signs of the Times

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has stated that Syria should use the sovereignty of the country and conduct a dialogue with the Kurds. "Regarding the situation in Afrin and as far as it is possible to facilitate its settlement; we have already said more than once that it is possible to resolve any and all problems that are still there, even exacerbated in Syria, [based] solely on respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic. And this criterion is universal. It is necessary that all external players, especially those who have a presence in Syria, realize the need to start a dialogue with the Syrian government," Lavrov stated. Lavrov has explained his stance, saying that he considers the possibility of stopping the bloodshed in Syria through dialogue to be real, thus ensuring the interests of neighboring countries. He urged all ethnic, confessional and other groups inside the country to respect Syrian sovereignity. READ MORE: What We Know About Syrian Army's Deployment in Afrin Despite Turkish Warning The minister urged the Syrian government to start a dialogue with Kurds.


Erdogan: It's time to reconsider criminalizing adultery in Turkey Signs of the Times

Turkey made a "mistake" when it last decided not to criminalize adultery and should reexamine the idea, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared. The issue prompted fierce debate when it was first proposed over a decade ago. The ruling AKP party originally put forth the idea in 2004 as part of a wide-sweeping legal overhaul in Turkey to bring the country more in line with the EU. The proposed law would have criminalized adultery and extra-marital sex, making it punishable by three years in prison. However, the proposal angered both secular Turks and European officials, who said the proposed bill would have jeopardized Turkey's chances of joining the EU, and the AKP backed down from the move. "I think it would be very, very well-timed to again discuss the adultery issue, as our society is in a different position with regards to moral values," Erdogan told reporters on Tuesday after a parliamentary meeting in Ankara.


With millions of war crimes, a culture of of impunity exists in Afghanistan courtesy of US Empire Signs of the Times

With the extensive presence of "warlords and human-rights abusers," as well as a "culture of impunity" in Afghanistan, over a million victims of alleged war crimes may not receive ICC justice, analysts warn. The International Criminal Court (ICC) opened up an investigation into the situation in Afghanistan last November and began collecting testimonies with the help of organizations working both in Europe and Afghanistan. Up to January 31, the ICC received 1.17 million allegations of abuses and atrocities at the hands of the Taliban, the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS), Afghan security forces, warlords, the US-led coalition, as well as foreign and domestic intelligence agencies. Comment: See: Courtesy of the US Empire: Afghanis submit over a million human rights abuse claims in 3 months "The depth of the crimes in Afghanistan is very extensive," Abdul Wadood Pedram, of the Kabul-based Human Rights and Eradication of Violence Organization, which helped to collect data for the inquiry, told RT. "Unfortunately, the Afghan law and justice organizations have not catered to these cases so far." "The culture of impunity from law is expanding unfortunately in Afghanistan - the presence of warlords and human rights abusers is extensive right now ... and [the ICC] need to provide an answer to the demand of millions of people who are victims, and have suffered."


Judicial Watch Asks What Is The FBI Hiding In Its War To Protect Comey? The Event Chronicle

By Tom Fitton

As the James Comey saga continues to unfold, the James Comey legend continues to unravel. The more we learn about his involvement in the deep states illicit targeting of President Trump, the more reason the American people have to question both his motives and his management as director of the FBI, the now-disgraced agency he headed before Trump fired him on May 16, 2017. Comey has left a trail of suspicious activities in his wake.

Comey now looms large over a burgeoning constitutional crisis that could soon overshadow Watergate at its worst. To deepen the crisis even further, it now appears some of Comeys former FBI and Justice Department colleagues continue to protect him from accountability.

Three suspicious activities stand out, all intertwined: The so-called Comey Memos, Comeys controversial testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee and Comeys book deal.

After Comey was fired by President Trump on May 9, 2017, he arranged to give the New York Times a Feb. 14, 2017 memorandum he had written about a one-on-one conversation with Trump regarding former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The New York Times published a report about the memo on May 16, 2017. Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed the following day.

On June 8, 2017, Comey testified under oath before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where he stated he authored as many as nine such memos. Regarding the Flynn memo, Comey admitted: I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter [for The New York Times]. I didnt do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel. 

Comey also testified about President Trumps firing of him, and he detailed multiple conversations with President Trump, during which Comey confirmed he told President Trump three times that he was not a target of investigation. Judicial Watch is...


Crimea River Duck of Minerva

One of the most predictable elections is just around the corner: even Google has already proclaimed Putin the winner of the presidential race of March 18th 2018 in Russia. The only marginal hiccup for the authorities might be a low turnout, but a couple of viral videos are already scaring the bejesus out of the electorate: if they dont show up and vote for you-know-who, somebody else will be elected and they will make each family house a gay man in pink pajamas in their apartment!

Surprisingly enough, Putin will have a wee bit of competition on the ballot after all. Pavel Grudinin [I am very tempted to translate his name as boobilicious], a candidate from the Communist Party, has managed to gain an unexpected amount of support around 10%. With other candidates polling between a margin of error and about 5%, Grudinins rating seems unexpected. The head of the company Lenins Sovkhoz is popular not just with Russias pre-baby-boomers, but also with millennials! And if the Kremlin wants to blame somebody for this, they should be kicking themselves for Grudinins success. Millennials like the communist candidate because of governmental idealization of the Soviet past.

Young people who never lived in Soviet times seem to experience nostalgia after the days that were depicted in ever popular Soviet movies. Popular Russian bloggers who post something critical on Soviet realities usually get hit back with large number of comments that accuse them of being unpatriotic. Unpatriotic is supposed to mean that consumerist delights such as a large variety of cheeses or smartphones are put above the great power ambition. This also resonates with the Soviet notion of the so-called sausage immigration when people who were leaving Soviet Union or Russia were seen as chasing economic prosperity as opposed to patriotically sticking it out in the Motherland. Still, millennials primarily associate Soviet era with the notion of economic stability where education and medicine were free and most people were guaranteed a working place after getting a degree seemingly what Grudinin is offering in his Fairness. Motherland. People campaign. Here are a couple of reactions to Soviet Union bashing on social networks:

it was way more predictable, there was more security. There was a difference between the income of the rich and the poor. There were fewer paupers. Food was of better quality than now. Good and free medical care. Cities and villages were kept cleaner. Basic needs of people were met more systematically...


Israeli, Palestinian and US leaders in deadlock as they clash over future of Palestinian state Signs of the Times

Israel and the US have slammed Mahmoud Abbas' roadmap for peace at a UN Security Council meeting. The Palestinian president accused Washington and Tel Aviv of killing negotiations and abandoning the two-state solution. Speaking at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday amid the ongoing tensions between Israel and Palestine over the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State, President Abbas proposed a peace plan to end the stalemate. "To solve the Palestine question, it is essential to establish a multilateral international mechanism emanating from an international conference," Abbas said, accusing Israel and the US of abandoning the two-state solution, which envisions the future Palestinian state within pre-1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.


Derren Brown: The Assassin Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Derren Brown: The Assassin
by Anonymous Conservative

One thing about Q-anon, whose posts can be found at a new site now. He willingly says something ridiculous, like the idea the CIA has programmed innocent people to kill for them. Such an outlandish claim would almost certainly damage his credibility. Then you look at the evidence, and realize that what he is saying may very well be true.

A commenter linked to perhaps the most amazing 45 minutes I have ever watched. Put this thing full screen and let it go, as Derren Brown programs an innocent kid to assassinate a famous person using hypnosis alone:

I have rarely been as awed. Whether Bobby was running for office to go after whoever killed Jack, or whether he told himself Jacks killer was one lone nut, and those who did kill Jack didnt know he wasnt gunning for them, his death now looks very suspicious.

Also, file away that the CIA has access to drugs in addition to hypnosis, and if they own the therapist offering the therapy, they can supply any drug under cover of a legit drug, not just legitimate prescriptions. Also,...


Exceptional Nation: American elite are allowed to interfere in foreign elections as part of its divine right to rule the world Signs of the Times

America's ruling class has a curious attitude to democracy. It seems to be interpreted as something that's good for the US and its allies but bad for critters who won't accept their role in the 'America-led international order.' First off, let me be clear. I think all foreign electoral interference is wrong. In any country. And if it's eventually proven that Russians meddled in America's 2016 presidential election, I certainly won't condone it. But I've have always doubted that the Russian state organized some heinous plan to tilt the contest to Donald Trump, so I'll be shocked if something of this nature is ever proven. Instead, I've always imagined the greatest extent of Russian 'interference' was probably some half-baked playing around by private individuals. Something akin to a "social media marketing campaign," as the New Yorker's Adrian Chan believes. And on a relatively minute scale, to boot. Because - given the billions of dollars swirling around American stumping - anything bar a full-scale FSB/GRU, all-hands-on-deck operation would probably amount to little more than a hill of beans. By the same token, I was stunned back in 2011 when the Moscow Times (a pro-US title, overwhelmingly written by Westerners, despite its name) reported how ex-vice president Joe Biden had told fringe Russian opposition figures that "it would be better for Russia if Putin did not run" in the 2012 election. Indeed, when you see the opprobrium directed today towards US Green leader Jill Stein for once attending an RT banquet where Putin was present, its shows one hell of a double standard.


California Routinely Denies Healthcare To White People, Lawsuit Reveals Your News Wire

Former medical director for insurance giant Aetna in California has admitted under oath that white people are routinely denied healthcare in California because of their race. Medical director Dr. Jay Iinuma said the task of approving [...]


Shame! Repent! Facebook ad exec forced to apologize for telling the truth about Russian ads Signs of the Times

Good grief, I doubt there is a more apropos example of how liberal echo-chambers generate a sketchy group-think compliance mindset. After President Trump re-tweeted a discussion thread from Facebook VP of Ads Rob Goldman, which cited analysis done last year of Russian ad purchases/engagement, the liberal hive instantly attacked the executive. According to Wired.Com Rob Goldman quickly began apologizing for expressing "uncleared thoughts", where those thoughts are actually based on facts - but run counter to the necessary liberal narrative - so they must be repelled at all costs. This you have to read:


Russiagate absurdity leads to greater capacity to target any critic of the US government Signs of the Times

It's hard to know where to begin. Last Friday's indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies by Special Counsel Robert Mueller was detailed in a 37 page document that provided a great deal of specific evidence claiming that a company based in St. Petersburg, starting in 2014, was using social media to assess American attitudes. Using that assessment, the company inter alia allegedly later ran a clandestine operation seeking to influence opinion in the United States regarding the candidates in the 2016 election in which it favored Donald Trump and denigrated Hillary Clinton. The Russians identified by name are all back in Russia and cannot be extradited to the U.S., so the indictment is, to a certain extent, political theater as the accused's defense will never be heard. In presenting the document, Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, stressed that there was no evidence to suggest that the alleged Russian activity actually changed the result of the 2016 presidential election or that any actual votes were altered or tampered with. Nor was there any direct link to either the Russian government or its officials or to the Donald Trump campaign developed as a result of the nine-month long investigation. There was also lacking any mention in the indictment of the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton and Podesta e-mails, so it is to be presumed that the activity described in the document was unrelated to the WikiLeaks disclosures.


Syrian refugee living on benefits with 2 wives, 6 kids in Germany thanks 'Mama Merkel' Signs of the Times

A documentary about a Syrian refugee in Germany, who happily lives on state handouts with his two wives and six kids, has angered many in the country where polygamy is against the law. The Spiegel TV film was aired over the weekend, telling the story of 32-year-old Ahmad A. who fled the fighting in Syria's Aleppo back in 2015 with his large family, and found a safe haven in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The man lives in a two-story house provided by the community with two wives and six children. Despite polygamy being illegal in Germany, Ahmad was allowed to bring his second wife into the country as she is the mother of four of his kids.


Russia Warns US To Stop Playing With Fire In Syria, Immediately Leave Area It Controls The Event Chronicle

Is Russia Using Weapons Developed with Extraterrestrial Help in Syria Civil War?

By Zero Hedge

Two weeks after a US B-52 strike killed scores of Russian mercenaries in Syria, which according to Bloomberg and Reuters were are as many as 200, while Russia said no more than 5 Russians were killed in the attack then promptly refused to discuss the embarrassing topic further, Moscow has clearly not forgotten this latest and most serious escalation in the 7-year-old proxy war, and on Monday Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the Trump administration not to play with fire as he lashed out at the U.S. over what he described as its provocative support for autonomy-seeking Kurds in Syria, while urging US troops in the area of Al-Tanf to leave immediately.

Speaking to a Moscow audience at the Valdai Club conference on the Middle East, Lavrov said that US troops must immediately cease operations in the Southern Syria area of Al-Tanf, adding that he once again calls on our American colleagues not to play with fire and measure their steps proceeding not from immediate needs of todays political environment, but rather from long-term interests of the Syrian people and of all peoples of this region, including the Kurds, of course, the Russian top diplomat was quoted as saying by TASS News Agency.

Lavrov was referring to an area on Syrias border with Jordan and Ira...


When it comes to climate change, a tantrum is just what we need RSS feed from

We can't wait for the next generation to solve the problem of climate change but today's kids can still be a big force for change, says Michael E. Mann


South African President Vows To Seize White Property And Give It To Blacks Your News Wire

South Africas new president Cyril Ramaphosawidely being hailed as Africas new savior by international mediahas vowed to seize land belonging to white farmers without compensation and hand it over to blackseven though he has admitted [...]


Theresa May joins in on Fake News attack on Corbyn Signs of the Times

UK Prime Minister Theresa May unleashed a zinger at Prime Minister's Questions, making the mildly witty observation that Corbyn normally asks for the Government to spend money... adding "I know he likes Czechs." The Labour Leader responded with a mock yawn. May's attempt at humor was referencing recent accusations that Corbyn had provided intel to a Czechoslovakian spy in the 80s, on the day-to-day activities of Margaret Thatcher among other things. Comment: See: Fake News: Czech spy claims Corbyn was 'paid informant' of Cold War communist network The PM's comments come as the news broke that Corbyn's lawyers are demanding a donation to charity and an apology from Tory party vice-chairman Ben Bradley, relating to claims he tweeted that the Labour leader "sold British secrets to communist spies."


Jay-Z: Jesus Was Autistic 33-Yr-Old Virgin; Bad Role Model For Boys Your News Wire

Jesus Christ is a bad role model for young boys according to Jay-Z, who claims Jesus clearly had problems in the head because he made no money and got zero bitches during his 33 years [...]


Study: People Who Regularly Drink Alcohol Live Longer Than Gym Goers Your News Wire

Booze or exercise? People who drink two or three glasses of beer or wine every day are more likely to live past the age of 90 than those who exercise daily, according to the results [...]


US raises security status at its bases across Iraq, after warning by popular forces Signs of the Times

"The US army has intensified security measures around its bases in Iraq and prevents presence of forces affiliated to Hashd al-Shaabi in a radius of, at least, 20km," Iraqi officials were quoted as saying by the Arabic-language al-Arabi al-Jadid newspaper on Wednesday. The officials added that the responsibility to protect the US bases, including Ain al-Assad in al-Anbar province and Balad in Salahuddin province, has been rendered to the Iraqi army and police forces as well as the US forces themselves. An official at the Secretariat of the Iraqi Government was quoted by the daily as saying that the US army has taken the threats by Hashd al-Shaabi against the presence of its forces in Iraq much seriously. The report came after spokesman and a senior commander of Iraq's Kata'ib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Battalions) popular forces Jafar al-Hosseini warned that the chances are more than ever that clashes break out between them and the US military men deployed in the Arab country.


14 Things You Will Feel When You Are Finally With Your True Love Awareness Act

When it comes to being in a relationship, most people assume it will be easy but love doesnt work that way. Love is much harder than we realize.

True love is not as common as people think. It is something most people never actually find. When you find your true love you will know. It will be like nothing you have ever experienced before.

Sure, I know youre thinking damn thats cheesy, but it is the truth. True love can be just as wonderful as it is made out to be but it isnt always like that. There are ups and downs to everything.

If you dont feel the following things, what you have is not true love. Dont get me wrong, you can love people without it being true love and you can have some great long lasting relationships with those people but in the end what you have with them just isnt as great as it could be. True love is special and it doesnt come into our lives if we arent ready. Is what you have true love?

14 Things You Will Feel When You Are Finally With Your True Love:

1. You feel connected.

Its like there is something drawing you to one another. You feel like this person is someone you were meant to be with. A connection is felt right off the bat.

2. You feel an unexplainable romantic attraction.

You are so romantically attracted to this person that you cannot stand it. They are perfect for you even with their quirks. Everything is as it should be and as in any good relationship, an attraction is necessary.

3. You feel out of place but good.

This is not something you have experienced before but in a good way. You feel odd and that is perfectly normal. This will become a lot easier in time.

4. You feel like you are learning more about yourself.

The closer you get to this person the more you find out about who you are in general. Through becoming better in your relationship you are also becoming better at who you are. No, you are not changing who you are it is more like you are discovering who you are.

5. You feel vulnerable.

This is also perfectly normal. We all feel vulnerable sometimes. Sharing your vulnerable side and being comfortable in doing so is important when it comes to your true love. Are you able to show this person the sides of yourself that you do not share with anyone else?

6. You feel ready to move forward into the unknown.

You are ready for whatever this relationship has in store for you. You are head over heels and ready to continue on. This is a scary feeling but also a nice one.

7. You feel like you can trust this person.

This person has never done anything to betray you or break your trust. You can trust him or her with all you have and all you are. Your secrets are safe.

8. You feel like this person listens...


NCA detectives raise official count of child sexual abuse victims in Rotherham to over 1,500 Signs of the Times

The number of children believed to have been sexually exploited in Rotherham has been raised to 1,510, in the first official increase in the figure since the scandal erupted four years ago. The National Crime Agency (NCA) detectives revealed the updated figure on Tuesday in a briefing on Operation Stovewood, the investigation into child sexual exploitation over a 16-year period in the South Yorkshire town. Prof Alexis Jay's report in 2014 identified 1,400 victims. The NCA inquiry, the biggest of its kind in the UK, has identified 110 suspects, of whom 80% are of Pakistani heritage, officers said. Of the 110, 38 have been arrested, 18 have been charged, two cautioned and four have been convicted and handed prison sentences totalling over 30 years. Thirty-four investigations are continuing under the Operation Stovewood umbrella, officers said, with six trials to take place later this year.


The Big Pharma Family that Brought Us the Opioid Crisis The Event Chronicle

Were not talking El Chapo or any of his drug-running buddies. Were talking about the mega-billionaire family behind one of Americas most profitable drug-industry empires, the privately held Purdue Pharma.

By Sam Pizzigati

If the devil wears Prada, what do Americas most destructive drug pushers wear? They wear smiles. The drug pushers we have in mind here have caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, enough fatalities to decrease overall U.S. life expectancy at birth for the last two years running. Yet no police SWAT teams have pounded down any doors hunting these drug pushers down.

These particular drug pushers have devastated millions of families across the United States. Yet some of Americas most honorable institutions, outfits ranging from Yale University to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, have spent decades lauding their philanthropic generosity and benevolence.

Were obviously not talking El Chapo or any of his drug-running buddies here. Were talking about the mega-billionaire family behind one of Americas most profitable drug-industry empires, the privately held Purdue Pharma.

Last week, flacks at Purdue announced that the company will no longer be flooding doctors offices with sales representatives hawking OxyContin, the now-notorious opioid painkiller. This move may be the closest admission of guilt we will ever see from Purdue Pharma or the patriarchs of the Sackler family that gave it birth.

The roots of Purdues criminal profiteering, as Patrick Radden Keefe has chillingly related in the New Yorker, stretch all the way back to three brothers in mid-20th century Brooklyn. All three Arthur, Mortimer, and Raymond Sackler became doctors. All three had an entrepreneurial bent. Arthur had entrepreneurial genius.

Arthur Sackler saw that the pharmaceutical industry of his day had no clue to the marketing magic and magical profits that modern Madison Avenue advertising approa...


Syria, South Sudan and Somalia hit bottom in corruption index RSS feed from

Most countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption, according to the latest Corruption Perception Index.


Operation Pacific Eagle: The US and Duterte Take Aim at China and the Armed Poor MintPress News

As we conclude this exclusive MPN series, we compare Operation Pacific Eagle to the notorious counterinsurgency initiative Plan Colombia and look at how the new Pentagon mission enables the U.S. to continue encircling China with its military bases. We speak to exiled Filipino revolutionary Jose Maria Sison and Professors William I. Robinson and Roland Simbulan.

In Part One, we discussed the armed struggle on the southern island of Mindanao and its nearly trillion dollars in mineral deposits a crucial motive for Washington to prioritize the Philippines as a major military theater on the same scale as Syria and Iraq.

In Part Two, we explored the history of U.S. colonialism and imperialist domination of the Philippines and President Rodrigo Dutertes inability to forge an independent foreign policy free of Washingtons dictates.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES   While the Pentagons latest major mission, Operation Pacific Eagle, does represent a major boost to the U.S. military presence in the Philippines, in many ways its old wine in a new bottle.

The overseas contingency operation is a spinoff of Operation Enduring Freedom Philippines an intervention that began shortly after the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001, and was used to justify U.S. participation in counter-insurgency operations primarily targeting the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Maoist fighters of the New Peoples Army (NPA), the latter of whom formed in 1968 and have been fighting ceaselessly ever since.

On the pretext of President George W. Bushs Global War on Terror, Washington used the manufactured terrorism bogeyman to reestablish its military bases in strategic locales across the world in preparation for future wars with China slotted into the role of the U.S.s long-term strategic rival.

With the United States decline from regional hegemony palpable and the Philippines experiencing continued social unrest, Operation Pacific Eagles stated goal of combating radicalization and violent extremism in the Southeast Asian archipelago offers Washington and Manila a way to kill two birds with one stone. And of course, it uses the time-tested methods honed in other regions of strategic importance to the maintenance of Washingtons overseas empire and the stability of U.S.-loyal local elites.



Munich Security Conference attendees blame Russia for their problems Signs of the Times

Sharp and often fierce rhetoric permeated this year's Munich Security Conference, which asked participants if the world could manage to dial down the geopolitical tensions that have been rapidly mounting in recent years. Such was the fraught atmosphere surrounding this year's annual gathering of world leaders, diplomats, and other dignitaries that the conference chairman saw considerable symbolism in how he punctuated the title of this year's event: "To The Brink - And Back?" "I was hoping when I opened this conference on Friday that, in concluding the conference, I would be able to say we can delete the question mark. In other words: 'We are back from the brink,'" former German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger said in closing remarks at the three-day event on February 18. "I'm actually not sure we can say that," he added.


Without Changing a Stripe, ISIS Morphs from USs Deadly Enemy to Useful Weapon to Perfect Target MintPress News

EUPHRATES RIVER VALLEY, SYRIA (Analysis) While President Trump has recently hailed the defeat of ISIS, the group has been able to stave-off a complete defeat by retreating to a few, small remaining pockets in Syria.

One of these pockets, located east of the Euphrates along Syrias border with Iraq, is surrounded by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a grouping of Kurdish militias that are trained and armed by the U.S., and who act as the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalitions leading partner in the fight against ISIS. And while the SDF and the coalition engage in battle with ISIS further south near Abu-Kamal, that is not the case in this pocket to the north. The fighters operating within this area do not have to fear coalition attacks or SDF assaults. Instead, they have been free to conduct their activities unimpeded, despite being surrounded by U.S. allies on the ground and U.S. aircraft overhead.

This is because the coalition has left this ISIS contingent alone for months as virtually no airstrikes have been carried out in the region since at least as far back as November of 2017. The few airstrikes that have been conducted since then, few enough to count on one hand, have not targeted ISIS fighters save one.

This is the curious situation on the ground, which, despite a telling lack of reporting, has been maintained for months now. After the U.S.-backed SDF had encircled one of the last remaining pockets of ISIS fighters, the U.S. at the same time announced to Syria and its allies that it would prevent the Syrian Army from crossing into the U.S. self-declared zone-of-control. While actively blocking the Syrian Army which was fighting ISIS on multiple fronts from reaching this swath of territory, the coalition themselves have refused to attack it for months. The picture that then emerges is one of an anti-ISIS coalition one that has routinely expressed steadfast commitment to annihilate and bring a lasting defeat to ISIS which has instead been effectively safeguarding one of the last ISIS strongholds still standing, as well as the ISIS fighters within it.


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US Helicopters Seen Evacuating ISIS Members From Syrian Prison Your News Wire

Videos have appeared on YouTube and Facebook which allegedly show US forces transporting ISIS terrorists from a prison in Syria. One witness from the town of al-Hasakah, north-east Syria told Sputnik, on the condition of [...]


Student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School condemns media for politicizing school shooting to push gun control agenda Signs of the Times

A high school student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - the school where Nikolas Cruz allegedly killed 17 people and injured many more - has openly condemned the media for politicizing the tragedy in the days after the Wednesday shooting. What are the details? Speaking with The Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra, high school student Brandon Minoff accused the media of taking the focus off of those killed in the mass shooting and using the massacre for an opportunity to push for gun control. "I think it's the media," Minoff told Saavedra, pointing to the media, who the outlet reports Minoff believes is pushing gun control as a response to the shooting. "They exploit everything to make it political. They're more concerned about gun control at this moment rather than the fact that there were 17 people that were killed."


40 Eye-Opening Quotes from Socrates, One of the Smartest Men Who Ever Lived Awareness Act

Well-known Greek philosopher Socrates lived from 469 399 B.C. Believed by many to be one of the great pioneers of modern philosophy, his influence would span long past his physical life here on Earth. Pioneering new studies of philosophy, shaking up that which had been accepted as the norm and inspiring others in his field to step outside their comfort zone, his incredible mind continues to be celebrated today.

In 399 B.C. Socrates was tried for corrupting the morals of Athenian youth and religious heresies, with those in positions of power questioning the influence that his thoughts, teachings, and beliefs would have on the world as a whole. He was convicted and, choosing to accept his fate, he willingly drank the cup of poison hemlock that would end his life. Bucking against the mainstream, his beliefs were controversial, however, so many of these teachings and quotes continue to apply to the world today.

While much is attributed to Socrates, he did not leave any writings when he passed. Instead, the knowledge that we associate with this incredible mind has been passed on through his most famous pupil Plato, sharing his memories of their many teachings and discussions. While there is no solid, tangible evidence that these incredible words of knowledge came from Socrates himself, there is also no proof that Platos claims are inaccurate. As such, we continue to credit the philosopher to this day.

Source: University of West Florida


Here are 40 eye-opening quotes from the brilliant mind of Socrates:

#1 Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.

#2 When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.

#3 The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

#4 Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

#5 Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a ha...


Arkansas: Bodies of newborn twins discovered in suitcase by hunter Signs of the Times

Law enforcement officials in Arkansas are investigating after the bodies of newborn twins were reportedly discovered in a suitcase by a hunter on Friday. The infants were found in a purple suitcase in a ditch near County Road 602 in Wynne just before 2 p.m. on Friday, the Cross County Sheriff's Office stated in a news release. Officials said the babies appear to be twins. The Arkansas State Crime Lab expects the autopsies for the babies to be completed Tuesday morning, according to Fox 16. "You know, it's always something being dumped in this ditch," Clyde Collins told the station. "To think something like that had happened was kind of strange."


We do not know for sure how dark or light Cheddar Man's skin was RSS feed from

The headline was that an ancient Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark skin, but the genetics of skin colour are so complex that we can't be sure


Huge Anomaly blazes trail past the Sun! The Event Chronicle

Huge Anomaly blazes trail past the Sun!

By UFO Sightings Hotspot

NASAs SOHO Lasco C3 spacecraft captured a strange anomaly behind the Sun on February 15, 2018.

The anomaly appears only in one frame. Could it be a cosmic ray or there is another explanation for this anomaly.

Anyway a unique observation.

This article (Huge Anomaly blazes trail past the Sun!) was originally published on UFO Sightings Hotspot and syndicated by The Event Chronicle


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.  English Tunisian women shout slogans and hold posters reading, "don't touch my rights" and "woman is the future of man" during a protest calling for the respect of women's rights and other fundamental rights in Tunis, Tunisia, August 13, 2012. Fauque [...]


We can now squeeze a molecule and turn it into one that we want RSS feed from

We can now precisely tweak molecular structures just by squeezing them - a technique that could let us efficiently build custom drug compounds on the cheap


EU economic interests could lead to US being alone in pushing anti-Iranian agenda Signs of the Times

The US risks finding itself out in the cold if it continues to push its anti-Iranian agenda, Sputnik contributor Igor Gashkov writes. Calling upon its European allies to sever ties with the Islamic Republic, Washington has failed to take EU economic interests into consideration. The Iran issue has deeply divided The United States and Europe: while Washington has declared Tehran a sponsor of terrorism, EU member-states continue to invest in the country's economy, Sputnik contributor Igor Gashkov writes. "There is an immense difference between Europeans and Americans on this issue," Director of the Center for Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Semyon Bagdasarov told Sputnik. "A big contract was signed by Tehran and the French to modernize the [country's] entire aviation fleet. Paris and Berlin are actively investing in the production of Iranian hydrocarbons. European business has great prospects in Iran, and new sanctions threaten to frustrate cooperation. The interests of the US and the EU are diametrically opposed to each other here."


Modern tech unravels mysteries of Egyptian mummy portraits Signs of the Times

A new exhibit explores the science of ancient funeral paintings Everybody's a critic. Even back in second century Egypt. While digging in Tebtunis in northern Egypt in the winter of 1899-1900, British archaeologists stumbled upon portraits of affluent Greco-Egyptians placed over the faces of mummies. One grave contained an ink and chalk sketch, a bit larger than a standard sheet of printer paper, of a woman from around the years A.D. 140 to 160. The sketch includes directions from an unidentified source to the artist to paint the "eyes softer." That ancient critique is now the name of a temporary exhibit at Northwestern University's Block Museum of Art in Evanston, Ill. "Paint the Eyes Softer: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt" features the sketch, along with six more intact or nearly intact Egyptian funeral portraits, one still attached to its mummy. All were discovered more than a century ago but recently examined using modern scientific tools.


Fmr Sheriff David Clarke: Gun control movement by survivors of Florida school shooting 'has Soros fingerprints all over it' Signs of the Times

Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. insinuated Wednesday that student survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting were being manipulated by Democratic billionaire George Soros to organize for gun control. In a tweet, the former Wisconsin sheriff wrote that media appearances and an activism campaign from students of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School against gun violence had "George Soros' fingerprints all over it." Seventeen people were killed at the Parkland high school last week when a gunman attacked with an AR-15. In the days following, students of the school have organized a national campaign aimed at reducing gun violence. Clarke, who resigned as sheriff last year amid speculation he would join the Trump administration, now serves as senior adviser and spokesman for the pro-Trump America First Action PAC. He is scheduled to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) later this week. CPAC organizers did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Clarke's remarks.


United States students demonstrate against gun violence Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Students Stage Die-In Outside White House In Protest To Florida Shooting | TODAY

20 February 2018

Students from across the nation are staging walkouts and demonstrations to prod legislators to act on mental health and gun control issues in reaction to the Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead. NBCs Kristen Welker reports.

By Kate Randall in the USA:

Mounting protests, walkouts by US students against school shootings

21 February 2018

Protests and walkouts by high school students are spreading in response to the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last Wednesday. On Tuesday, as Douglas High students were traveling the 400 miles to Floridas capital, Tallahassee, to express their anger and demand a ban on assault rifles, students at other high schools in the state walked out of class in solidarity, chanting Stop gun violence!

Scores of students walked out of McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida just before noon and hundreds more stormed out of West Boca Raton High School just after noon and marched the 10 miles to Parklands Douglas High.

The Douglas High School students are planning to hold a rally Wednesday outside the state capitol. They will then meet with legislative leaders, including Senate President Joe Negron. Negron sponsored a 2011 bill, signed into...


Their Objective Is To Create Fear The Event Chronicle

There is a famous quote by George Santayana that has many variants: Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. There is another quote atributed to the Spanish philosopher that is equally appropriate: Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.

However, the larger spiritual lesson should be, when you abandon the pursuit of balance and common sense, you inevitably end up spiraling to an extreme of duality. It matters not who claims to have the moral high ground. Those who make themselves judge and jury to weed out the devil, often end up becoming demonic themselves in their fanatical pursuit of justice. We are seeing this history repeat itself within the Social Justice Warrior movment. The social wheel of karma continues to turn when those who were once perceived as victims become the new victimizers. And as the wheel of karma turns, history repeats itself.

David Nova, Deus Nexus



California #MeToo feminist legislator facing growing chorus of alcohol-fueled sexual misconduct charges Signs of the Times

Last December, California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia rose to national prominence as one of Time's Persons of the Year for her leadership role in the #MeToo movement. Now, she is facing a growing chorus of former employees who are accusing her of engaging in serial sexual misconduct while under the influence of alcohol. On February 8th, Politico reported the first allegations against the assemblywoman from Daniel Fierro, one of her former staffers. He told the publication that in 2014, after the California Assembly's annual softball game, he stayed behind to clean up one of the field's dugouts. An apparently drunk Garcia then cornered him in the enclosed space, stroked his back, and grabbed his butt before trying to grab his crotch, at which point the staffer fled.


Politicization of Olympics by US Empire results in ratings crash without Russian flag Signs of the Times

Day 6 ratings for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics games is down to nearly two thirds of what day 6 ratings were for the prime time broadcast of of the first Thursday of the Sochi 2014 games garnered. With the games being aired on NBC, NBC Sports Network, and live stream, the total reach, as compared to the NBC only broadcast of the Sochi Olympics, viewership was considerably lower. Deadline Hollywood reports: With 19.3 million watching on NBC, NBC Sports Network and streaming in total audience delivery, last night's Olympics barely was basically even with Valentine's Day's all-time low for the 2018 games so far. Cutting into any minor celebration the Comcast-owned net might get out of being up 0.5%, all those Day 6 official competition platforms put together last night was still down over 15% from the first Thursday of Sochi 2014 - which was only seen on NBC in primetime. Putting up NBC 2018 against the broadcast-only coverage of February 13, 2014's XXII Winter Games and things start to really sting. Last night's primetime featuring Mikaela Shiffrin and Nathan Chen in PyeongChang dropped a hard 29% in sets of eyeballs. In smaller numbers but still significant for NBCUniversal, NBCSN had its best night of the 2018 Games so far with 2.75 million tuning in. The Olympics have taken a back seat to standard television programming over the course of the last few games. Any number of different reasons could be put forward about why this is so, not the least of which might be the growing politicization of the games as they become another outlet for geopolitical rivalry, rather than healthy sports competition.


Walmart shares dive as its e-commerce division's growth slows Signs of the Times

Investors pummeled Walmart shares Tuesday after the retail behemoth reported disappointing fourth-quarter earnings in results that revealed growing pains in its e-commerce buildout. Walmart suffered one of its worst days ever on Wall Street, plunging 10.2 percent to close at $94.11, its biggest one-day decline in percentage terms in more than 30 years. The company reported another solid quarter of gains in US comparable store sales, but quarterly earnings slumped 42.1 percent to $2.2 billion. Earnings were dented primarily by investments to keep prices low and by the effects of online sales of lower-margin items, chief financial officer Brett Biggs said. Walmart also reported much slower growth in e-commerce sales than in the prior three months


4 Zodiac Signs That Should Prepare for a Major Life Shift in 2018 Awareness Act

Known as the Year of Illumination, 2018 is an exciting time of change, growth, and discovery. This is a year of growth, discovery, and change calling everything that we have believed true up to this point into question and paving the way for new and exciting times ahead.

Whether you have felt as though you are stuck in a rut, trapped in your current situation with no hope of escape, or if your whole world has been turned upside down and you simply want to find some sense of order, this year is for you!

A year filled with earth energy, 2018 is going to provide us with the opportunity to learn important life lessons about service, compassion, stability, and understanding. This includes both serving those around us, treating them with compassion and doing what we can to empathize and assist them in their own personal journeys in this life, but also to focus our compassion on ourselves. As we grow, change and evolve we will be faced with incredibly difficult experiences, and our biggest supporter in overcoming them is ourselves!

While this energy will be felt by everyone in some way, the experience will be highly individual. For some, the change to come in your life is nothing more than a different role at work, or the need for cosmetic changes to a space that you frequent regularly, like your office or a favorite room in your home. For others, however, the change to come this year is significant, life-altering and cannot be overlooked.



Michigan Committee Passes Bill to Ban Material Support or Resources for Warrantless Federal Surveillance Activist Post

By Michael Maharrey A Michigan Senate committee passed a bill that would ban material support or resources for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential...


30 One-Sentence Reminders That We All Need To Hear Awareness Act

When people tell you that you arent something or you cant accomplish your dreams, you can either cry about it or prove them wrong. 
 Imania Margria

We all go through tough spots in life. Sometimes we need a little more motivation than we normally would to keep us going. There is nothing wrong with taking a little time to reflect and then move forward.

If you are feeling down and out please, come to this article with an open mind and really take in the things I am going to leave you with. These are things we all need to be reminded of from time to time. They are the things that push us to be better and do better. We can be the best if we work hard enough. Take everything I am going to put below with a grain of salt. Life is too short to waste.

30 One-Sentence Reminders That We All Need To Hear:

1. You are in charge of your own happiness.

2. Wasting time on toxic people will get you nowhere, even if it hurts letting go is the BEST OPTION.

3. The things people think of you DO NOT define you.

4. The world and those on it owe you NOTHING.

5. Change is inevitable, DEAL WITH IT.

6. Just because you like someone does not mean they have to like you back.

7. Just because you think you are right does not mean you are right.

8. There is nothing wrong with venting but dont be a chronic complainer, no one wants to waste their time listening to your bullshit.

9. The perfect time will never come if you dont just make it yourself.

10. There is a big difference between solitude and loneliness.

11. There is always something to be grateful for whether you realize it or not.

12. If you dont know if they care or not they most likely DONT.

13. Just because someone didnt end up with you doesnt make them an asshole, sometimes things just dont work out.

14. You cant swap lives/bodies with other people, learn to love the skin youre in.

15. You are the only thing holding yourself back.

16. Just because you think it should be easier doesnt mean it should be easier.

17. We ALL go through shit in our lives, you are not the only one facing challenges.

18. Most things in life we cannot control.

19. The more time you spend worrying the more time you waste.

20. No one is perfect, NO ONE.

21. You get what you give...


Tradecraft: What teachers need to know about carrying a weapon The Fifth Column

(TFC) States are passing laws allowing teachers to carry weapons in the classroom. This article is not intended to debate the topic, but merely provide some guidance to those who are engaging in the practice.

1. Just as the Spanish teacher tells her students, if you dont use it, you lose it. Shooting is a perishable skill. Practice shooting constantly. Practice in the manner you will have to defend the classroom. If you plan on crouching behind your desk, practice firing from a crouched position. When firing under stress, your heart rate is elevated and your breathing may become irregular. Running in place or doing push-ups or jumping jacks immediately prior to firing a magazine can help simulate this response.

2. Use frangible ammo. Your classroom is most likely a giant concrete box. Frangible ammo will break up when it impacts the wall, reducing the risk of ricochet. Your goal is to protect the students, not subject them to concrete metal shrapnel.

3. When practicing, dont use silhouettes. Use small targets. Man-sized targets may create a close enough syndrome. You want to be able to put the bullet exactly where you want it. When using silhouettes, people often convince themselves multiple rounds in non-lethal locations on the target will take the opposition out of the fight. This isnt always true. Many active shooters have worn body armor. Your accuracy is extremely important.

4. Never let any student know you have a weapon under any circumstance. If one student knows, assume they all know including the shooter. This eliminates your element of surprise and places a target on your back. Surprise is essential when combatting a person who is most likely more heavily armed than yourself.

5. Make sure your administration has worked out a procedure with the responding law enforcement agency to identify rooms with armed teachers. Theres no reason to have a shootout between teachers and cops. This could be as simple as having a red index card to place in the window of the door to the classroom so the entry team sees it. Prior to opening the door, the entry team could slide a green card under the door or make a coded knock. Youre only limited here by your imagination. Some system of sign and countersign should be in place.

6. Dont underestimate the power of psychological warfare. A monthly announcement reminding teachers, today is range day. Dont forget we ran out soda last time, so bring extras will create the appearance of many armed teachers and provide a further deterrent. Even if there are only two armed teachers in the entire school, this announcement will make it seem as though there are dozens. 

7. Prepare yourself for the sights and sounds of firing in an enclosed space...


The Silent Killer What Women Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer Awareness Act

The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,240 women will be newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2018. Even more startling, 14,070 American women are predicted to die that same year, painting a frightening picture of the battle that these women will face. In fact, this highly unknown cancer is the tenth most common cancer among American women, and the fifth leading cause of cancer death.

While scientists, researchers, and medical professionals refer to the War on Cancer, and the impact that this focus has on the overall statistics and rates of survival, these great strides arent seen for those facing an ovarian cancer diagnosis. While the rate of diagnosis is relatively low in comparison to that of breast cancer or lung cancer, the mortality rate is frightening, with only 46.5% of those diagnosed surviving to the 5-year mark.

Source: ICS


Referred to as the silent killer, the biggest concern in regard to the battle against the disease lies in the fact that it is so rarely talked about. The topic of womens gynecological health has long been a taboo subject in our society, with women avoiding discussion of the topic entirely, let alone any abnormalities that they may be facing. Unfortunately, this lack of conversation on the topic has left women uneducated on topics that are incredibly important to their health and well-being!

Most women are unaware of the signs and symptoms, which ultimately means that they dont know what to watch for or when to seek professional help. This lack of self-awareness combined with the fact that there is currently no single test to accurately identify and diagnose ovarian cancer results in most cases being discovered in the later stages. This is a major contributing factor to the high mortality rate. By breaking the silence and spread the word we can fight back, diagnosing and treating women at an early stage in the disease, and improving our c...


State Bans Popular AR-15 Accessory; Police Shocked After Only 4 People Comply Activist Post

By Rachel Blevins Massachusetts became the first state to ban bump stocks for firearms; and after three weeks with the new law in effect, police...


"Fate Plays Chess..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find 
out till too late that he's been playing with two queens all along."
 - Terry Pratchett


A former employee says Tesla sells lemons in a new lawsuit Fast Company

A former regional manager for Tesla is suing the company for demoting and firing him after he raised concerns that its practice of selling previously damaged cars was illegal. The plaintiff, Adam Williams, is bringing the suit under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act. The lawsuit, surfaced by the Verge, says, During the course of Mr.

A former regional manager for Tesla is suing the company for demoting and firing him after he raised concerns that its practice of selling previously damaged cars was illegal. The plaintiff, Adam Williams, is bringing the suit under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act.

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Mass Shootings Will Never Negate The Need For Gun Rights Activist Post

By Brandon Smith Though the media often attempts to twist the gun rights debate into a web of complexity, gun rights is in fact a...


Yellowstone earthquake swarm in the same area as last summers Maple Creek swarm The Event Chronicle

By The Watchers

Another seismic swarm is taking place at Yellowstone National Park since February 8, 2018. The swarm started with just a few events per day and intensified on February 15. Earthquake swarms like this account for more than 50% of the seismic activity at Yellowstone, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory said, adding that no volcanic activity has occurred from any past such events.

The location of the swarm is approximately the same as the last summers Maple Creek swarm, which included about 2 400 earthquakes during June September 2017.

In fact, the current swarm may be just a continuation of the Maple Creek swarm, given the ongoing but sporadic seismicity in the area over the past several months, YVO scientists said.

Close-up view of seismicity associated with the current swarm (red circles) compared to locations of the 2017 Maple Creek swarm (gray circles). YMC is the closest seismic station to the seismicity. Credit: USGS

The largest earthquake so far is M2.9 on February 18, followed bt M2.7 on February 21. More than 230 quakes were registered so far, all at about 8 km (5 miles) beneath the surface.

Earthquake swarms reflect changes in stress along small faults beneath the surface, and generally are caused by two processes: large-scale tectonic forces, and pressure changes beneath the surface due to accumulation and/or withdrawal of fluids (magma, water, and/or gas).

The area of the current swarm is subject to both processes, YVO explains. The largest historic earthquake in the region, the 1959 M7.3 Hebgen Lake event, was due to faulting that has its ultimate cause in the fact that the western United States i...


Journalist who first profiled Russian "troll farm" in 2015, shreds Mueller indictment Signs of the Times

Following Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three entities behind a Russian "troll farm" said to have meddled in the 2016 U.S. election (admittedly, with zero impact), two people familiar with both the ads purchased by Russians on Facebook, and the "troll farm" in question have refuted Mueller's narrative over the course of four days. Indeed, things don't seem to be going well for the Russia investigation, which started out with serious claims of Collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, and has been reduced to CNN diving through the garbage of a Russian troll farm. About that troll farm...


Wild, weird weather: Record cold West, record warm East, and flooding in central US Signs of the Times

Wild, weird weather is coming to the U.S. this week with snow and record cold in the West, record warmth in the East, and a threat of heavy flooding rain in the central part of the USA. Wintry West Widespread snow will persist through late Tuesday across parts of the western mountains and into the High Plains as a strong cold front slides through the Rockies and into the central U.S., the National Weather Service said. Accumulations will be heavy at times, especially for the central Rockies, where more than 18 inches of snow is possible. The weather service issued winter storm warnings for much of the higher elevations of Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico, and for parts of the Plains from western South Dakota to northwestern Nebraska, the Weather Channel said. Dangerous winter weather conditions, including blowing snow and high winds, are expected in these areas.


Downtown San Francisco streets littered with garbage, drug needles, and feces Signs of the Times

How dirty is San Francisco? An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous mix of drug needles, garbage, and feces throughout downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of the city - the more than 20-mile stretch includes popular tourist spots like Union Square and major hotel chains. The area - bordered by Van Ness Avenue, Market Street, Post Street and Grant Avenue - is also home to City Hall, schools, playgrounds, and a police station. As the Investigative Unit photographed nearly a dozen hypodermic needles scattered across one block, a group of preschool students happened to walk by on their way to an afternoon field trip to city hall. "We see poop, we see pee, we see needles, and we see trash," said teacher Adelita Orellana. "Sometimes they ask what is it, and that's a conversation that's a little difficult to have with a 2-year old, but we just let them know that those things are full of germs, that they are dangerous, and they should never be touched." In light of the dangerous conditions, part of Orellana's responsibilities now include teaching young children how to avoid the contamination.


Barbie-branded coding classes are probably going to be counter-productive Fast Company

STEM: Good for girls. Barbie: Clinically proven to lower girls self-esteem. So do the pros and cons of a Barbie-branded coding class just cancel each other out? Mattel just announced that it would be launching such classes at the International Toy Fair in New York. It will be partnering with Tynker, a company that makes

STEM: Good for girls. Barbie: Clinically proven to lower girls self-esteem. So do the pros and cons of a Barbie-branded coding class just cancel each other out?

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04:20 Dumb Things to Boost Possible Cancer Risk Includes Encouraging Kids to Use Cell Phones. Sprint Giving Free Cell Phones to High School Students. Activist Post

By B.N. Frank You just cant make this stuff up. From post Cell Phones & Cancer:  8 Dumb Things to Boost Possible Cancer Risk...


Russia joins Damascus' offensive on terrorist-held East Ghouta - pulverizes defenses with heavy air raids Signs of the Times

The Russian air grouping in Syria has officially joined the Syrian Army's looming East Ghouta offensive, backing up heavy raids conducted by government warplanes against militant position across the region on Monday with many of its own strikes. Military-affiliated sources report that Russian airpower conducted heavy precision strikes across multiple rebel-held districts east of Damascus city targeting militant tactical positions, gatherings and movements. As of the last reports two hours ago, Russian jets were still carrying-out raids over East Ghouta. In particular, it is believed that the Russian combat aircraft have placed considerable emphasis on striking rebel fire support positions (such as anti-tank missile dug-outs and heavy machine gun nests) with precision weapons. During the past couple of days, opposition sources have claimed that Russian warplanes raided East Ghouta, however all such reports are untrue and it is not until around midnight on Monday to Tuesday that Russian jets started to conduct strikes against militant targets throughout the region.


Newsweek staffers threaten mass resignation, claim parent company tried to shut down investigation of owners Signs of the Times

Newsweek published a story about the company's financial ties to a mysterious church, but editors said the company attempted to thwart their reporting efforts. Several Newsweek staffers threatened to resign earlier this week, accusing the company of attempting to muzzle the publishing of a story further detailing internal turmoil at the magazine and ties to a controversial Christian college. On Tuesday evening, Newsweek published a story about previously unreported ties between Newsweek Media Group (which also owns International Business Times) and Olivet University's efforts to develop a campus in upstate New York. Olivet, which is affiliated with a mysterious religious sect called "The Community," has numerous connections to former leaders of NMG. But not before several reporters and editors made it clear to management that they would quit if Newsweek did not publish the story.


Denver experiences a 72 degree temperature drop within 40 hours Signs of the Times

Sitting at a mile above sea level and in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is known for having an extreme climate. But the most recent temperature swing ranked as one of the biggest ever observed. According to the National Weather Service in Boulder, after a high of 69F at 2:27 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 18) Denver's official low hit -3F just over 40 hours later at 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 20). The 72 degree drop tied for the 8th biggest swing ever noted in a period of two days or less. It also landed in the top 20 biggest temperature swing events for Denver since records began in 1872.


In Puerto Ricos Mountains, These Drones Helped Restore Power Fast Company

Stringing power lines is much easier when a flying robot does it.

In the mountains near Ponce, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria hit, the terrain made it incredibly difficult to repair power lines that used to stretch from peak to peak. For four months, people in the area lived in the dark. In January, Duke Energy started using a new approach to cross 1,000-feet-plus wide ravines: drones.

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Devil In Details: Parkland Florida School Shooting, Media Actors and Handlers After the Shift


A spontaneous break-down of some of the hidden clues behind the mass trauma shooter event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which reported 17 fatalities from a "lone gunman" . We profile two high profile "activists" and show how they are actually planted assets being used to promote an agenda of fear and control in a long run ning terror campaign waged against the American public. 

Beyond the shooter and the front-facing public faces of "students" (some of who are clearly Crisis Actors placed as part of a "live drill" that was in processs on the day of the shooting), are some interesting clues to the handlers of these media creations, David Hogg and Cameron Kasky. We find elements of Pizzagate, human trafficking, pedophilia, and MKULTRA-type mind control programs.

Source for the material is drawn from the 4Chan /pol postings and Reddit posts---what WE found was "the pencil" (penis).



Scientists blame the 'fudge factor' on failed global warming policies Signs of the Times

It's been 26 years since countries signed onto the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change with the goal of "stabilization" of emissions to prevent "dangerous" man-made global warming. Every year since, diplomats have met at United Nations summits to, sometimes successfully, negotiate new treaties and agreements to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Most recently, nearly 200 nations signed onto the Paris climate accord. The Paris accord went into effect in 2016, but after one year global emissions rose two percent, largely on economic activity in China. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that countries' Paris accord commitments were "falling short." The Post admitted, "The euphoria of Paris is colliding with the reality of the present."


Sessions announces investigation of FBI for possible FISA surveillance misconduct Signs of the Times

In the final run-up to the 2016 election, Obama was all ears. Evidence shows he was personally interested in what the taps on Trump campaign phones were collecting. The last minuted plan relied on careful babysitting by the bureau's director, James Comey. And now it looks like the DOJ is finally going to get its chance at an investigation into the past administration and how it allowed the FBI and executive branch to operate. Attorney General Sessions told Fox News on Sunday there already is an investigation based on the news Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) broke in his recent memo. When asked, "are you, sir, investigating the fact that the FBI used the dossier to get a wiretap against Trump associates and they did not tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court that the Democrats and Hillary Clinton paid for the dossier?" "That will be investigated and looked at," he answered. The inspector general is on the job. Sessions related that the Justice Department's IG "is working hard on his probe and the department will continue to be open and transparent with Congress." Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised the "Nixonesque" abuses of power committed by the Obama administration will be properly investigated.


Twitter is trying to crack down on bot-masters that spam from multiple accounts Fast Company

Twitter put out a developer blog post today reiterating its policies that prohibit users from posting similar content from multiple accounts. The long and short of it is this: Twitter is prohibiting applications that allow users to post identical or substantially similar content to multiple accounts. The idea, of course, is to ward off bot accounts

Twitter put out a developer blog post today reiterating its policies that prohibit users from posting similar content from multiple accounts.

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Mass Shootings Are a Symptom of a Problem That Gun Control Wont Solve MintPress News

While the outrage and horror being expressed about the most recent mass school shooting that took place on Valentines Day in Florida is certainly warranted, the anger is incredibly displaced. Anger, disappointment, fear and sadness are all acceptable and understandable emotions to experience after an event such as this takes place in the United States or elsewhere. But it is the elsewhere that I want to focus on right now.

We get upset, rightfully so, when a mass school shooting occurs. We get upset when a black man is murdered by police. We get upset at the opioid crisis and the consequences of a pharmaceutical industry operating for profit seemingly unchecked. We get upset about food boxes and walls and bans. But we get upset at each of these things individually when, in fact, each of these things are actually connected. Each of these things are symptoms of a problem.

Thus far in 2018, there have been 18 school shootings. We are only halfway through the second month of the year and numerous children have lost their lives due to gun violence while in school, where their parents send them with the expectation that they will learn, grow, and be safe.

In 2018, there have been 30 known mass shootings. A mass shooting is defined as a shooting in which four or more people were shot during a single event, not including the shooter.

Why is this a phenomenon that we see and have become sickeningly used to in the United States? Our mental health statistics are comparable to many other nations. And we are certainly not the only nation on the planet in which everyday citizens have access to firearms. So why are we the only country mourning the loss of young lives who were murdered in cold blood while at school 18 times so far this year?

Our efforts to grasp at ideas and policies to curb control wont solve the problem of school shootings. Universal healthcare wont solve it. Nor will open borders or a living wage or abolishing the NRA. So what will?

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Most distant supernova observed by astronomers Signs of the Times

Humanity's ability to map the universe around us has just expanded significantly, as astronomers have been able to detect an enormous supernova that is farther away than any we've seen before. The bright celestial event, named DES16C2nm, exists over ten billion light years away from planet Earth, making its discovery something of an achievement for the scientists who spotted it. It's worth pointing out that the universe itself is only around thirteen billion years old, so if the light from this supernova took ten billion years to get to us, it means that the event occurred fairly early in the lifespan of the universe. Supernovae are among the brightest lights in the universe, caused by large, heavy stars that are bursting with so much raw volatile energy and matter that they can't help but explode in a beautiful light show. As we study stars that are further and further away from home, these big explosions are among the easiest sights to get a good look at, thanks to the sheer amount of light and energy that they give off. This isn't to say that successfully detecting DES16C2nm was by any means easy - in order to reach further out into the stars than ever before, a team from the University of Southampton in England had to rely on specialist sky-survey equipment in Chile, before double checking with other telescopes, including the Magellan Clay Telescope, the Keck II telescope, and the Very Large Telescope, in order to make sure that this definitely was a distant supernova event.


Signal created a nonprofit with $50 million from WhatsApp cofounder Fast Company

Signal, the encrypted messaging app secure enough for Edward Snowden himself, just launched an umbrella organization called the Signal Foundation. WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton, who left parent company Facebook last year, has invested $50 million in the nonprofit, and will act as executive chairman and financier. The funding will go toward improving Signal, expanding its

Signal, the encrypted messaging app secure enough for Edward Snowden himself, just launched an umbrella organization called the Signal Foundation. WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton, who left parent company Facebook last year, has invested $50 million in the nonprofit, and will act as executive chairman and financier.

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Not just the Parkland police and FBI: Florida school also ignored 'multiple' warnings about gunman Cruz Signs of the Times

A former friend of teenage Florida gunman Nikolaz Cruz repeatedly warned their school of his disturbing behavior. Ariana Lopez claimed Cruz had sold knives at school and sympathized with terrorists in Syria. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Lopez told ABC's Good Morning America she had warned school officials "multiple" times in 2016 and 2017 that Cruz had been selling weapons in school, beating his girlfriend and supporting Syrian terrorists.


Babies can recover language related tasks after a left-side stroke Signs of the Times

Babies' stroke-damaged brains can pull a mirror trick to recover. A stroke on the left side of the brain often damages important language-processing areas. But people who have this stroke just before or after birth recover their language abilities in the mirror image spot on the right side, a study of teens and young adults shows. Those patients all had normal language skills, even though as much as half of their brain had withered away, researchers reported February 17 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Researchers so far have recruited 12 people ages 12 to 25 who had each experienced a stroke to the same region of their brain's left hemisphere just before or after birth. People who have this type of stroke as adults often lose their ability to use and understand language, said study coauthor Elissa Newport, a neurology researcher at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.


Trump and the Reset: Fake Debt Owed to the Banks Must be Defaulted on Operation Disclosure

Trump and the Reset

Fake debt owed to the Banks must be defaulted on

Source: Final Wake up Call

Geopolitical changes that have taken place:

Thanks to Hillary Clinton, Iran is now the dominant power in the Middle East. It has long been known that Hillary Clinton was being secretly funded by the radical Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, in order to continue the remaking of the Middle East. Her failure to beat President Trump in the elections has pushed the entire world to the brink of war and that is due to the cabal knowing that Trump will never launch a war against Iran like the Deep State had planned to do and that now has plunged the Saudi-Israeli Axis into turmoil over Irans growing power.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and President Donald Trump planned the destruction of the Deep State. The Middle East has been on a knife edge of war. The elites present in Davos were sitting there utterly astonished, in absolute shock, while the MSM propaganda media were proven too stupid to ever understand the truth.

One thing that youve seen at the summit that President Trump had in the spring, is that the United States is not prepared to tolerate any more people in the Middle East, financing the export of radical Islamic terrorism into Western Europe and the United States

That was stated by President Trumps closest ally, and former White House advisor, Steve Bannon.

Bannon continued by saying that at President Trumps summit meeting with dozens of Arab nations in Saudi Arabia last year, modernisation and reformation were a big part of the agenda. Understand, we live in a dirty and dangerous world.



Belief Systems and the Power Of Authority Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Belief Systems and the Power Of Authority
by Julian Wash

Today I would like to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that adheres to the abstract nature of belief. Beliefs come in many shapes and sizes and yet all share something in common - theyre elusive and intangible. 

Although we cannot touch a belief, it certainly has a way of touching us. Our belief modifies the way we think, how we act and feel. I take my tinfoil hat off to those who invented this system of social order so many moons ago. What a concept indeed. Imagine sitting around a stone-age conference table discussing this idea. I surely would have laughed it off. You mean you can get people to accept something as truth ev...


Turkey considers chemical castration to combat rise in pedophilic abuse Signs of the Times

The Turkish authorities have decided to toughen the punishment for pedophile child abusers in view of the crime's fourfold rise over the last decade. Turkey's government will submit a law to parliament that would allow the court to order the chemical castration of child abusers, the country's Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said Tuesday, as quoted by Turkey's Anadolu news agency. According to the official, the measure was proposed "to reduce or eliminate" the sex drives of people convicted of sexually assaulting minors, while the law itself would be presented "within a few days." Data provided by the Justice Ministry showed a fourfold increase in child sexual abuse over the last decade, with some 21,189 cases in 2016 compared to 3,778 in 2006, while more than 60 percent of suspects were convicted.


South-by-SouthWestworld: How HBO Is Bringing Its Hit Show To Life At SXSW Fast Company

An ambitious Westworld activation at this years SXSW festival will let fans travel to Sweetwater and explore the space in greater depth than years past.

Westworld is essentially a show about interactive experiences, so making an interactive experience to hype the show is kind of a no-brainer.

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Church Organized Abuse of Children, Child Slavery in Europe, and More Operation Disclosure

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I want to recommend following documentations of

1. Church and organized abuse of Children

2. Comment from Nuzzi, a very known Italian author and talkmaster on Pope Francis concerning his "No pardon policy"

3. Child Slavery in Europe

All documentation could be seen yesterday in Arte TV (French and German sender). Hopefully you get English subtitles.

All documentaries contain very hard facts. Children should not watch it.

E.g. a child slave had to cut another murdered frozen child slave in order to let the body vanish.

Or a child slave was forced to hold her hands on a stove until wound fluidity came out. This was done repeatedly.

One year old babies were fixed at their hands and foods. When they cried they were thrown on the floor to be silent. They served as begging children.

Incredible brutality in front of our eyes. No one sees it?

The first and second documentation show how church organizes child abuse in poor countries. Pope Francis is blamed to have failed with his "no pardon" policy and how the insurance industry is involved and earns money with it.

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Desperate British Conservative anti-Corbyn spy smears own goal Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Britain says about itself:


20 February 2018

Several outlets have covered a story accusing Jeremy Corbyn of spying in yet another ridiculously bogus story. The man who accuses Corbyn also takes credit for founding Live Aid! Moreover, what were the Tories up to in the 1980s?

A filthy anti-communist campaign has been mounted by Rupert Murdochs the Sun and the Timesalong with the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraphclaiming that Jeremy Corbyn was a paid informer for the Czech secret service in the 1980s: here.

Rupert Murdoch and British Conservatives are watching so many James Bond movies that they have forgotten all differences between fantasy and reality.

The extreme right American John Birch Society and Republican politician and Mormon church leader Benson also used to say that Republican President of the...


Russia ready to help negotiate Afrin conflict settlement Foreign Ministry Signs of the Times

Russia will be ready to assist in the settlement of a conflict in Syrian Afrin (65 kilometers from Aleppo) if the parties deem this necessary, Russian president's special envoy for the Middle East and Africa said on Monday. "Russia is not imposing its role on anyone," said Mikhail Bogdanov, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister. "If somebody sees it is needed, we are ready to do a good turn so that to stop bloodshed and find common denominators," he went on to say. "The most important for us is the approaches stemming from the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2254 and respect for territorial integrity, sovereignty and unity of Syria," the Russian diplomat said.


"Russian bots" - How the anti-Russian lobby creates fake news Signs of the Times

The U.S. mainstream media are going nuts. They now make up and report stories based on the uncritical acceptance of an algorithm they do not want to understand and which is known to produce fake results. See for example these three stories: CNN - Russian bots promote pro-gun messages after Florida school shooting Wired - Pro-Gun Russian Bots Flood Twitter After Parkland Shooting New York Times - After Florida School Shooting, Russian 'Bot' Army Pounced


Jewish settlers who kill Palestinians receive government stipends Signs of the Times

The PLO's Committee for Prisoners and Freed Prisoners revealed on Monday that the Israeli authorities pay stipends to Jewish settlers indicted of crimes against Palestinians, Quds Press has reported. Israel has complained frequently about payments to the families of Palestinian prisoners by the Palestinian Authority, claiming that they "encourage terrorism". As an example of the Israeli payments, the rights group mentioned the case of Israeli settler Yoram Skolnik, who shot dead Musa Abu Sabha while he was lying with his face on the ground and his hands tied behind his back in March 1993. The killing took place near the illegal settlement of Susia in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, and the killer has been receiving a monthly salary in addition to his national insurance payments.


Corpses! Armed Robberies! Southern (California) Death Cults! Its the PIFF After Dark Film Festival! disinformation

Genre fiction can be given short shrift in serious cinephile circles. Major award ceremonies like the Oscars and Golden Globes regularly overlook top-shelf horror and science-fiction (no doubt Westerns as well, when... The post Corpses! Armed Robberies! Southern (California) Death Cults! Its the PIFF After Dark Film Festival! appeared first on disinformation.

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FLASHBACK: How the CIA and its Qatari partners helped create Syria's Jabhat al Nusra Signs of the Times

A recent interview given by: an 'anonymous' Qatari security official, has shed further light on CIA-led covert arms shipments to militants fighting in Syria. In this Reuters article, the security official and several 'anonymous' rebel Commanders confirm that Qatar has "tightened coordination of arms flows [plural] to Syria," under alleged concern of weapons ending up in the hands of Al Qaeda linked Islamic extremist militants; the very militants as noted previously, that have continually formed the spearhead of the insurgency against the Syrian Government: "Rebel fighters in Syria say that in recent months the system for distributing arms has become more centralized, with arms being delivered through opposition National Coalition's General Command, led by Selim Idriss, a general who defected to the opposition and is a favorite of Washington."(my emphasis) What has been long confirmed by 'official sources' in the mainstream press, is that these arms shipments commenced in at least "early 2012. We can be sure, as with the majority of the official timeline, that leeway has been given in these statements: its highly likely smaller arms shipments/smuggling into Syria started much earlier. Statements from eyewitnesses in Libya confirm that arms shipments from the port of Libyan Islamic Fighting Group stronghold Misrata, commenced rapidly after the fall of Gaddafi. Sibel Edmonds also reported in November 2011, long before any corporate media revealed, that the CIA, along with its Turkish and NATO counterparts had been working from the "nerve centre" at the joint US-Turkish air-base in Incerlik, Turkey, since April/May of 2011, coordinating 'rebel' elements and 'activist's'. Edmonds posits the likely theory that this was one of the initial staging grounds used by the CIA and its regional partners, to smuggle weapons, fighters and materiel into Syria as the insurgency took hold.


Iranian official warns Israel: Tehran's retaliation will 'level Tel Aviv to the ground,' Signs of the Times

Israel's capital will be leveled "to the ground" by an immediate retaliatory strike if Benjamin Netanyahu follows through on his threat to attack the Islamic Republic, an Iranian politician has threatened. Waving a piece of an Iranian drone, allegedly downed over northern Israel last week, the Israeli Prime Minister last Sunday warned Tehran against testing Israel's resolve. "We will act without hesitation to defend ourselves. And we will act if necessary not just against Iran's proxies that are attacking us, but against Iran itself," Benjamin Netanyahu said at the Munich Security Conference, after Israeli forces conducted a massive cross-border intrusion into Syria to strike Iranian targets.


The overmedication of the elderly Signs of the Times

According to a survey conducted by Consumer Reports,1 you may be in the minority if you don't regularly take a prescription drug. In a sample of nearly 2,000 American adults, more than half regularly took prescription medications and the average adult took four. The total number of prescriptions filled by Americans increased by 85 percent from 1997 to 2016. However, the total population increased by only 21 percent during that same period. Every age group is at risk for being diagnosed with a condition they may not actually have, and subsequently being prescribed medications they do not need. Many choose an over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medication to feel better. You might assume that OTC drugs are safe, but availability does not equate to being risk-free. Some current OTC medications were once available by prescription only. In an increasingly litigiousness environment, and under a very real fear of medical malpractice lawsuits, physicians often feel pressured to prescribe medications designed to relieve symptoms, but not seek the foundational cause of your condition. When physicians do not follow published standards of care and instead seek to provide individualized care to their patients, they may be publicly criticized by colleagues and potentially rebuked by their professional organization. One group of individuals who are at high risk of receiving prescription medications for diseases or illnesses they do not actually have are nursing home residents who suffer from dementia.2


Missguideds Body-Positive Mannequins Have Stretch Marks And Vitiligo Fast Company

But theyre all still tall and thinwhat gives?

U.K. retailer Missguided scored major feel-good points last year with #MakeYourMark, a campaign featuring unretouched models, influencers, and body image activists. Now those body-positive vibes are manifesting in Missguideds mannequins.

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6 bodily tissues that can be regenerated through nutrition Signs of the Times

It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration. Without the flame-like process of continual cell turnover within the body - life and death ceaselessly intertwined - the miracle of the human body would not exist. In times of illness, however, regenerative processes are overcome by degenerative ones. This is where medicine may perform its most noble feat, nudging the body back into balance with foods, herbs, nutrients, healing energies, i.e. healing intention. Today, however, drug-based medicine invariably uses chemicals that have not one iota of regenerative potential; to the contrary, they almost always interfere with bodily self-renewal in order to suppress the symptoms against which they are applied. Despite the outright heretical nature of things which stimulate healing and regeneration vis--vis the conventional medical system which frowns upon, or is incredulous towards, spontaneous remission in favor of symptom suppression and disease management, over the course of the past few years of trolling MEDLINE we have collected a series of remarkable studies on the topic...


Is the Netherlands a 'narco-state'? Police union sends warning on overstretched resources Signs of the Times

The Netherlands has started to resemble "a narco-state," with criminals running a parallel economy, and law enforcement is struggling with resource shortages and poor facilities, the Dutch police union has warned. In the eyes of many Dutch investigators, "the country already has a lot of features of a narco-state," according to the national police association's report, which was published on Tuesday. "In the last 25 years, I've seen small dealers grow into large entrepreneurs with good contacts in politics and into so-called respected investors," said one of 400 detectives quoted in the report on condition of anonymity.


"Bittorrent Inc" Milks Window To Let Code Execution Bug Live Qntra

Bram Cohen's (WOT: nonperson) venture "Bittorrent Inc." has let the full 90 day window for a remote execution vulnerability revealed through Google's irresponsible disclosure program nearly expire before issuing a supposed fix to their uTorrent software. To ensure a timely upgrade panic the details and a demonstration of the vulnerability are already available (archived).


What is MK-ULTRA? The Event Chronicle


The rundown on this CIA Mind Control program that you need to know about.

Certain people will automatically call you a Conspiracy Theorist when they hear words like Deep State or Secret CIA Operation. This is by design and it plays right into why its important for you to educate yourself on this topic.

The MKULTRA program is a stain on our history that needs to be told from generation to generation. The proof of its existence was nearly all destroyed by Richard Helm, Head of the CIA, while the Watergate scandal was unfolding. That is why it is rarely talked about and you wont find it in your History books.

Several thousand documents have been declassified and made public through FOIA. These documents are available in the CIAs online library.

Some of which were released as recently as December 2016, after Donald Trump had won the Presidency.

What is MK-Ultra?

The United States was determined to figure out how to enslave someones mind in order to have them carry out nefarious acts upon receiving a trigger such as a verbal command or seeing an image.

The movie Manchurian Candidate is nearly entirely based on MK-Ultra. To put it simply, it is trauma based mind control carried out by the CIA.

MK-Ultra is often downplayed as just a CIA experiment on the effects of LSD but this couldnt be further from the truth. Its also important to note that the people subjected to this brutal, evil and inhumane treatment were unwilling participants.

How does MK-Ultra work?

They essentially put people, including children, through so much trauma that they retreat into different areas of their brain in order to compartmentalize the trauma that they are enduring.

Some examples of this trauma include: psychological and paralytic drugs, torture, rape, electroshock, sensory deprivation, ritualistic and occult like behavior. This is when the programming occurs.

After they get the individual into the desired state of mind, they are able to give them orders, operations, and a...


Opioid crisis: How to kill 300,000 Americans Signs of the Times

If someone wanted to kill 300,000 Americans and get away with it, they could not have accomplished it more effectively than our government has accomplished it with the opioid epidemic. If someone- let's say good old Uncle Sam-wanted to kill 300,000 Americans, they would go about it as detailed in this step-by-step guide. This also just so happens to be precisely how our government did go about it.


Black Panther Is A Tipping Point That Cant Be Ignored Or Explained Away Fast Company

Heres what we can tell so far from the phenomenal success of Marvels record-breaking new hit.

Never in a million years did we imagine that you would come out this strong, director Ryan Coogler wrote in a letter thanking audiences for the astounding success of Black Panther.

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Russian hunter skis for 10 hours through taiga at night to get help for injured comrade Signs of the Times

A hunt in taiga forest turned into a quest for survival for two Russian hunters after one was badly injured in a snowmobile accident. To get help for the man, his friend skied for 10 hours to reach the nearest village. After setting out to hunt in a remote forest in the Perm region of Central Russia, the two hunters eventually found themselves struggling for their own lives. One of the men crashed his snowmobile, sustaining serious injuries to his head and legs, leaving him unable to move. With no mobile-phone signal and no provisions, the other man had no choice but to travel through the taiga at night to seek help for his friend. After carrying the injured party inside an abandoned house for shelter, the hunter set off on a dangerous journey through thick forest in darkness. It took him 10 hours to reach the village of Lel on skis.


UK MPs press for Myanmar army chief's referral to ICC RSS feed from

Over 100 UK MPs have urged the Foreign Secretary to back a UN Security Council referral of Myanmar General Min Aung Hlaing to the international criminal court.


Blue Planet II is inspiring people to give up plasticand you should join in Fast Company

Nature documentary series Blue Planet II has convinced its parent company, the BBC, to ban all plastic cups, utensils, and containers by 2020and others are joining in the cause. In the series, narrator Sir David Attenborough asked that people around the world begin taking plastic pollution more seriously, and the BBC is answering the call. Like millions

Nature documentary series Blue Planet II has convinced its parent company, the BBC, to ban all plastic cups, utensils, and containers by 2020and others are joining in the cause.

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New Zealand blasted by heavy dump of summer SNOW as ex-cyclone Gita wreaks havoc and turns weather patterns on their head (VIDEO, PHOTOS) Signs of the Times

New Zealand's weather has taken a bizarre turn as Cyclone Gita unleashes damaging winds and rainfall on the country, with a heavy dump of snow hitting the ski fields of the South Island. Coronet Peak has had about 10-15cm of snow at the base of its ski fields, and snow drifts of more than one metre have blanketed the Remarkables. Ski manager Ross Lawrence told Stuff across the area there was 50cm of snow on average, but he didn't expect it to last long. 'Remember it is only February so the sun will come out again soon,' he said.


Russian Communist Party seek property confiscation as punishment for serious crime Signs of the Times

Russian Communist Party MPs are seeking the reintroduction of Soviet-era laws under which personal property can be confiscated as a separate punishment and not as a way to compensate damages inflicted by convicts. In the explanatory note attached with the bill drafted by Communist MPs, the lawmakers said that confiscation of property was applied as a separate punishment under the Soviet Criminal Code and also under the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation until late 2003. After this, confiscation was removed from the law and in 2006 it was brought back, not as a punishment, but as "another measure under criminal law" that can be applied on a limited scale, usually to seize the property acquired by convicts through illegal means and use it to compensate the damages to the aggrieved party. The new bill allows the confiscation of any personal property of convicts, including items that are not related to crimes that caused the convictions. At the same time, the draft specifies that all norms ordering confiscation of property received through criminal methods must remain in place.


Internationally influential evangelist Billy Graham, dies at 99 Signs of the Times

The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99. Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina, spokesman Mark DeMoss told The Associated Press. More than anyone else, Graham built evangelicalism into a force that rivaled liberal Protestantism and Roman Catholicism in the United States. His leadership summits and crusades in more than 185 countries and territories forged powerful global links among conservative Christians, and threw a lifeline to believers in the communist-controlled Eastern bloc. Dubbed "America's pastor," he was a confidant to U.S. presidents from Gen. Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush.


Finkelstein on Gaza: Who or What Has a Right to Exist? MintPress News

Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom (Verso, 2018),  is an extraordinary book.   It is also a difficult book to read.   In his preface, Norman Finkelstein writes that this work has been a painstaking, fastidious undertaking born of a visceral detestation of falsehood, in particular when it is put in the service of power and human life hangs in the balance.  He writes that Gaza is about a Big Lie composed of a thousand, often seemingly abstruse and arcane, little lies. The objective of this book is to refute that Big Lie by exposing each of the little lies.  His meticulous inquest into Israels atrocities and the moral depravity within humanitarian institutions demands answers about who or what has a right to exist.

The book primarily investigates the official reports about Operation Cast Lead (2008-09), the Mavi Marmara (2010), and Operation Protective Edge (2014).  Finkelstein attributes these assaults in part to Israels intention to prove its deterrence capacity after its defeat by Hezbollah in 2006.  A pattern emerges of Israels surreptitious provocations that conceal its own aggression, use of disproportionate military force and targeting of civilians,  specious legality, and lies that exonerate Israel and permit ever-increasing brutality.    The Dahiya doctrine refers to Israels military strategy of acting immediately, decisively, and with disproportionate force.  Dahiya is a suburb of Beirut that was flattened by Israel in the 2006 war.

Operation Cast Lead was preceded by Israeli assaults that destroyed Gazas infrastructure, cruelly named 2004 Operation Rainbow, 2004 Operation Days of Penitence, 2006 Operation Summer Rains and Autumn Clouds, 2008 Operation Hot Winter.  After the democratic election of Hamas in 2005, Israel imposed a punishing blockade which UN Special Rapporteur John Dugard noted was the first time an occupied people were subject to sanctions and that were a violation of major UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions and a ruling by the International Court of Justice.   Israel attacked a civilian population imprisoned within its territory and already decimated by a ruined economy.

Israel attacked Gaza with the most advanced combat aircraft in the world, flying nearly 3000 sorties and dropping 1000 tons of explosives.  The U.S. Senate unanimously supported the attack and the House vote was 390 to 5.  New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman joined the chorus of hallelujahs during Cast Lead and expressed hope that Israel would educate Hamas by inflicting a heavy death toll on Hamas militants and heavy pain on the Gaza population. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni audaciously declared in the midst of Cast Lead that no humanitarian crisis existed in Gaza.  UNRWA director described what was obvious from eyewitness photographs and newscasts: We have a catastrophe unf...


The Deep State and the history of the FBI: Federal Blackmail Investigation Signs of the Times

It's hilariously naive how mainstream American news media feign an air of disdain concerning accusations of impropriety by the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the last presidential elections. Allegations that senior ranks of the FBI were involved in "dirty tricks" to fix the 2016 presidential vote in favor of Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton - potentially highly criminal conduct - are treated as if such allegations are scurrilous distractions thrown up by the Trump White House or Republican supporters. When President Donald Trump has alluded to FBI collusion with the previous Obama Democrat administration to destroy his election campaign, or when Republican congressmen released a secret memo earlier this month also suggesting Deep State dirty tricks, there were gasps of disdain among major news media. Outlets like the New York Times and CNN affected a sanctimonious air that such allegations were contemptible slurs against the honor of the Feds - the nation's top law-enforcement agency. "Don't dare impugn the reputation of our law officers," is the attitude. Former FBI director James Comey - who was fired by Trump - is held up as a paragon of civic duty and squeaky-clean conduct. So too is Robert Mueller, a previous FBI chief who is carrying out a probe into alleged Russian collusion during the last election.


Greg Hunter, "Rising Rates Forecast Insolvency - Michael Pento" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Rising Rates Forecast Insolvency - Michael Pento"
By Greg Hunters 

"Money manager Michael Pento says recently rising interest rates are signaling big trouble for the economy. Pento contends, There are so many things that can go wrong with rising interest rates. First of all, you have to understand that the permabulls that you hear on CNBC will tell you there is nothing wrong with rising interest rates. It is a symbol of growth. If you look at industrial production and retail sales for January, they were negative. So, rising rates are occurring, not because of growth, they are caused by insolvency concerns. That is the key metric here, and they are credit risks and insolvency concerns.



These Are The Transformative Technologies That MIT Says Will Shape Our Future Fast Company

Dueling neural networks. Smart cities. Welcome to the world of tomorrow, according to MIT Technology Review.

Who doesnt love a good list, especially when its about technologies that have the potential to shape our future?

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Global study shows gender diversity boosts the bottom line Fast Company

Diversityparticularly among gendersincreases a businesss bottom line, according to a new study from DDI, The Conference Board, and EY. The study, dubbed the Global Leadership Forecast, looked at demographic data from over 2,400 organizations in 54 countries. The upshot was that while women currently represent less than a third (29%) of all leadership rolesmost of which are junior management

Diversityparticularly among gendersincreases a businesss bottom line, according to a new study from DDI, The Conference Board, and EY. The study, dubbed the Global Leadership Forecast, looked at demographic data from over 2,400 organizations in 54 countries.

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"Yellowstone Alert: 200 Earthquakes In 10 Days As Ring Of Fire Awakens Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Yellowstone Alert: 
200 Earthquakes In 10 Days As Ring Of Fire Awakens
by Tyler Durden

"Just 10 days after warning of signs of "strain" at Yellowstone's magma chamber,'s Mac Slavo reports that scientists in Yellowstone have detected over 200 earthquakes at the supervolcano. With reports coming in that the Ring of Fire could be awakening as well, many are preparing for the worst.


Canadian city plagued by mysterious humming noise has been driving residents mad for years Signs of the Times

A mysterious low-level humming noise which has plagued a Canadian city for years has left residents unable to cope with the persistent sound with poor health. The Windsor Hum, can be heard throughout Windsor, Ontario, home to almost 220,000 people, but it has been reported 90 miles away in the US city of Cleveland. Complaints of the part noise, part vibration arose in 2011, when locals initially compared it to rattling windows. Comment: Interesting, that's the same year the 'strange sky sounds' phenomenon really took off. But as the hum began to vary in its intensity, droning on for days at unbearable levels, distressed locals have taken to all forms of social media to question their hearing and vent their frustrations.


Will Russians be allowed to fly the national flag at PyeongChang Games closing ceremony? Signs of the Times

Russian hopes of marching under the national flag at the PyeongChang Games closing ceremony have been revived after International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach met with a senior representative from the country. The vice-president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Igor Levitin, paid a courtesy visit to Bach, with whom he discussed the possibility of reinstating the country's Olympic body which had been suspended by the IOC for alleged systematic manipulations with doping, Inside The Games reports. Following the IOC's ruling to disqualify Russia as a team from the 2018 Games, national athletes with clean doping records were allowed to participate as neutrals under the name Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR).


The irony: How CNN and MSNBC 'colluded' with Russian trolls (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

Here's another angle of a story that's slowly becoming more outlandish and bizarre by the day, and I am referring to the Democrat lapdog left wing establishment media's talking point, which has been beaten to death over the last year: Trump colluded with Russia, even if one year into Mueller's probe there's not a scintilla of evidence in this regard. Well, according to the indictments issued by Robert Mueller via the last batch of the 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian "entities" (media companies) that is, the claim is that there was a factory of basically internet trolls who allegedly spent 2 million bucks (a drop in the bucket compared to what both Hillary and Trump campaign spent) to allegedly meddle in our elections. Mueller in particular in his indictment stated that the goals of those pesky Russians were to sow distrust and discord against the American political system. In other words, to make Americans to view their leaders as illegitimate, as this would create chaos, division, and a civil war like atmosphere in America. This was the main goal of the Russian disinformation campaign, again, according to Mueller's own words: to destabilize the US. He further had to admit that Russians were bankrolling not only pro Trump rallies, but also anti Trump rallies. This fact already blows the whole Trump-Russia collusion narrative to smithereens, but let that go, as it's now clear the Russians played both sides. We also learned that almost nobody participated in Russian-organized/sponsored rallies, as they had little to no attendance, but listen to this: there was one rally that actually did get a lot of attendance and attention, but, oh, the irony, it was an anti Trump rally, which took place after the Donald won the election.


Jon Rappoport: Antony Sutton, Skull & Bones, Bankrolling the Enemy Operation Disclosure

Skull&Bones, bankrolling the enemy

Antony Sutton, Skull&Bones, bankrolling the enemy

By Jon Rappoport

"When you see the same elites funding, encouraging, and enabling both sides in a major war, you're on the road to understanding war from a higher perspective. These elites use war to create chaos, which they then 'solve' by imposing, in the aftermath, their kind of order---greater control over life, greater control over institutions of government. They call this operation 'peace'. But it's really the shrinking of freedom." (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

The prodigious author and researcher, Antony Sutton (1925-2002), wrote about hidden men behind momentous events.

I recently came across a 1999 interview with Sutton, conducted by Kris Millegan, researcher and head of TrineDay publishers.

Millegan wrote about Antony Sutton in 1999: "Antony C. Sutton, 74, has been persecuted but never prosecuted for his research and subsequent publishing of his findings. His mainstream career was shattered by his devotion towards uncovering the truth. In 1968, his Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development was published by The Hoover Institute at Stanford University. Sutton showed how the Soviet state's technological and manufacturing base, which was then engaged in supplying the North Vietnamese the armaments and supplies to kill and wound American soldiers, was built by US firms and mostly paid for by the US taxpayers. From their largest steel and iron plant, to automobile manufacturing equipment, to precision ball-bearings and computers, basically the majority of the Soviet's large industrial enterprises had been built with the United States help or technical assistance."

"...Then, someone sent Antony a membership list of Skull and Bones and- 'a picture jumped out'. And what a picture! A multigenerational foreign-based secret society with fingers in all kinds of pies and roots going back to 'Illuminati' influences in 1830's Germany."

Here are excerpts from the 1999 interview:

Millegan - Can you tell the story of how you learned of Skull & Bones? And how you felt?

Sutton - I knew nothing of S&B until I r...


Ibuprofen Kills Thousands Each Year -- What is the Alternative? Operation Disclosure

Ibuprofen Kills Thousands Each Year, So What Is The Alternative?

Posted on: Monday, June 4th 2012 at 9:00 am

Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder

This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2013

A recent Reuters' article opened with the following stunning sentence:

"Long-term high-dose use of painkillers such as ibuprofen or diclofenac is 'equally hazardous' in terms of heart attack risk as use of the drug Vioxx, which was withdrawn due to its potential dangers, researchers said."

The 2004 Vioxx recall, as you may remember, was spurred by the nearly 30,000 excess cases of heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths caused by the drug between 1999-2003. Despite the fact that scientific research had accumulated as early as 2000 linking Vioxx to increased heart attacks and strokes, the drug's manufacturer Merck, and the FDA, remained silent as the death toll steadily increased.

The Reuters report focused on new research published in Lancet indicating the risk of heart attack increases as much as a third and the risk of heart failure doubles among heavier users of NSAID drugs.

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Pine Cone Dithers: Affixed Null Morphemes Operation Disclosure

Roots and Affixes

When the wo of man, or the wo of men pretend we are separate parallel Karmic divisive-gender role-reversal lifetimes, sexing Karmic lifetimes demands we gender woes will, never become free from form's absolute need to perform ridiculously in Blackmail Karmic-sex dissonance.

What the Hell does this mean?

Men are Karmic pussies, for example when the wo affixed null morpheme is attached to any parallel man dick head, and what does it mean when a woman calls a man a dick-head, except to reveal her projection of her, own female lifetime bjs?

Honestly the origin of affixed comes right when this mornings long meditation activated this one word, Affixed, and Holy Spirit activated this revelation from my deep desire to share about our bitter hatred of each other, as if a man is never a woman, even though the two words themselves perform as both affixed with the other in ONENESS.

A Karmic pussy is an affixed Man in other pretending parallel lifetimes, and the origin female dickhead of her man-hatred projection is an affixed Woman in other pretending parallel lifetimes. Licking the honey from the affixed razors edge of Duality illusion,, actually defines our handy dandy seaparation motives to remain Karmic dissonant by never the twain shall ONENESS Spirit dickhard wet meat with any Kind Conscience, really.

ONENESS Spirit Conscience dissolves any more need for our suffering separation Karmic Affixed Null Morpheme, yet not one woman, or man can see without our smothering parallel asphyxiation suffering separation together, neither the wo-wet lifetime, or the man-patsy lifetime can experience ONENESS Spirit Conscience as Karmic-pussies, and Karmic-dickheads can, never agree who is who, in separate body morphogenetic patsy-blame suffering 'One and the same' in timeless reverie, really?

Time is the realer Affixed Null Morpheme, then, until we switch allegiance from Body, to Spirit; from Ka...


Maria Chambers -- A Message for the Advanced Souls Operation Disclosure

A Message For The Advanced Souls

February 19, 2018

Art by Maria Chambers

While there are many beautiful energies in the world, there are also plenty of horror stories occurring on Planet Earth. You dont even need to follow the news to tune into that energy.

As long as we are living in duality, we will see behaviors that reflect that polarization to one degree or another. We will see random acts of kindness right along with the most heinous of acts perpetrated toward other humans.

If you are reading this post, and are attracted to this kind of material, you are here to shine a light at a time when it is needed. It doesnt require you to be an activist, unless that brings you joy. All that is required of you is to be here, on the planet.

You went through a standard human life, actually, many of them, through all the trials and tribulations of being human, in order to be more compassionate, and to understand that there is truly no good or bad, but just soul experience. You have come to understand that the dark is from the light, and needs to be acknowledged.

You came in with a wisdom that most humans are not aware of in themselves yet. You can take the most intelligent person on the planet, the most acclaimed writer, the most accomplished thinker, the most prominent figure on social media, the most celebrated of celebrities, and their consciousness would pale compared to yours.

Art by Maria Chambers

You came in with a wisdom that most humans are not aware of in themselves yet.

Many authors have written about psychic phenomena and practice psychic mediumship. Many talk to the dead, and help to comfort the families...


Russiagate suddenly becomes bigger with Mueller indictments Signs of the Times

Will every critic of our government policies soon be indictable? It's hard to know where to begin. Last Friday's indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies by Special Counsel Robert Mueller was detailed in a 37 page document that provided a great deal of specific evidence claiming that a company based in St. Petersburg, starting in 2014, was using social media to assess American attitudes. Using that assessment, the company inter alia allegedly later ran a clandestine operation seeking to influence opinion in the United States regarding the candidates in the 2016 election in which it favored Donald Trump and denigrated Hillary Clinton. The Russians identified by name are all back in Russia and cannot be extradited to the U.S., so the indictment is, to a certain extent, political theater as the accused's defense will never be heard. In presenting the document, Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, stressed that there was no evidence to suggest that the alleged Russian activity actually changed the result of the 2016 presidential election or that any actual votes were altered or tampered with. Nor was there any direct link to either the Russian government or its officials or to the Donald Trump campaign developed as a result of the nine-month long investigation. There was also lacking any mention in the indictment of the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton and Podesta e-mails, so it is to be presumed that the activity described in the document was unrelated to the WikiLeaks disclosures. Those of the "okay, there's smoke but where's the fire" school of thought immediately noted the significant elephant in the room, namely that the document did not include any suggestion that there had been collusion between Team Trump and Moscow. As that narrative has become the very raison d'etre driving the Mueller investigation, its omission is noteworthy. Meanwhile, those who see more substance in what was revealed by the evidence provided in the indictment and who, for political reasons, would like to see Trump damaged, will surely be encouraged by their belief that the noose is tightening around the president.


How Amazons Startup Fund Is Betting On An Alexa-Everywhere Future Fast Company

Where a traditional venture capital firm might focus on helping companies find their markets and eventually exit well, the Alexa fund also promotes a cause.

Amazon had a significant head start in the voice-based personal assistant wars when it introduced its Echo speaker in 2014. That original Echo, it turned out, was just the first vehicle for Alexas artificial intelligence and natural language technologies. Three years later, Amazon is pushing Alexa in all sorts of directions, including new apps, platforms, and gadgets from both Amazon and third parties. And while much of that product vision comes from inside Amazon, the company is wisely looking for the service to be shaped by outsiders, too.

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Four Finless porpoises found dead around Hong Kong Signs of the Times

The bodies of four finless porpoises were found across Hong Kong over the weekend, including one that had been washed up on Lantau. The 1.42-metre-long female porpoise was showing moderate body decay when it was spotted at Tai Long Wan. A further two bodies were found in Sai Kung. One was a juvenile, 0.97-metre-long porpoise, which was found at Ham Tin Wan. The porpoise had three visible wounds, possibly the result of being hit by a boat's propellers. Another female, adult porpoise was found in the sea off Silverstrand Beach. The fourth creature, a 1.31-metre-long female, was found near the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology pier on Sunday in a moderately decomposed state. All four bodies were sent to the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation (OPCF) for further investigation.


British anti-nuclear weapons movement history Dear Kitty. Some blog

British 1950s anti-nuclear weapons demonstration

By Kate Hudson in Britain:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Marking 60 years of the CND

KATE HUDSON tells how Britains foremost peace campaign came into being

THE Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament exploded into life 60 years ago. Britains most enduring mass movement, it has remained constant in its principles and determined in its action across the decades.

The world into which CND emerged was changing rapidly. Worldwide, the colonial empires were being dismantled as national liberation movements achieved the independence of their countries.

European colonial power in east Asia had been broken by the Japanese. Britain withdrew from India, partitioning the country into the two states of India and Pakistan amid a bloodbath claiming countless lives. Dutch rule in the East Indies ended. The Chinese Communist Party came to power in the worlds most populous country in 1949. Ghana was the first colony in Africa to gain its independence, named the Black Star of Africa in 1957, under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah.

Others followed rapidly. A revolution in Cuba in 1959, under the leadership of Fidel Castro, kicked out the corrupt dictator Batista and engaged in a programme of social and economic reform.

This radical wave alarmed the US and its allies to the extent that the largest conflicts in the post-war world occurred as the US intervened to try to prevent the colonial revolutions radicalising along the lines that had occurred in China. But major social change was not confined to the former colonies.

In Britain, the establishment of the welfare state by the post-war Labour government had brought health, education and jobs for all a real advance in a country where memories of the poverty and hunger of the 1930s were still rel...


Natural Cancer Cures: Busting the Myths Wake Up World

February 22nd, 2018 By Makia Freeman Contributing writer for Wake Up World Natural cancer cures do exist, and are even widely known. There are numerous promising and outright proven natural cancer cures, treatments and remedies many cheap and easily self-administered. But the first things to get past are your own doubts and fears. It can be []


Believe it or not, Snap and Twitter could eat into Facebooks ad business Fast Company

Mark Zuckerbergs company may be a money-printing powerhouse, but Twitter and Snap may soon eat into Facebooks ad dollars. As GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives told CNBC, theres a number of factors that are boosting the prospects of both Twitter and Snap, at the expense of Facebook. By Ivess count, about 15-20% of Facebook-exclusive advertisers

Mark Zuckerbergs company may be a money-printing powerhouse, but Twitter and Snap may soon eat into Facebooks ad dollars. As GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives told CNBC, theres a number of factors that are boosting the prospects of both Twitter and Snap, at the expense of Facebook.

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Fmr US ambassador to Russia says American meddling is bad, but Russia's is worse Signs of the Times

In a fierce Twitter skirmish, former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has tried to explain the evil of Russia's "election meddling." Turns out, it's all about definitions. McFaul has been an active tweeter since his return from Moscow - an active Putin critic, mostly. He frequently engages with his 280,000-strong audience, defending his posts in both Russian and English. This time, the point of contention was, of course, the meddling of certain world powers in the domestic affairs of others. McFaul's followers gave him a hard time, demanding an explanation as to why the alleged "Russian interference" in the 2016 US presidential election is so different - and so much more damnable - compared to what America has been doing for at least the past half-century.


These are the worst states for women to retire Fast Company

If youre a woman hoping to retire in style or simply grow old in peace, you may want to avoid New York. According to a new study from Expert Market, despite what Taylor Swift would have you believe, New York is not welcoming to older women. American women are almost twice as likely as men

If youre a woman hoping to retire in style or simply grow old in peace, you may want to avoid New York. According to a new study from Expert Market, despite what Taylor Swift would have you believe, New York is not welcoming to older women.

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ISIS troops reportedly redeployed to Afghanistan & Pakistan Signs of the Times

Daesh is gaining a new foothold for its troops' deployment in Afghanistan and Pakistan instead of the territories lost in Syria and Iraq, Col. Gen. Andrey Novikov, the head of the Commonwealth of Independent States Anti-Terrorism Center (CIS ATC), said Tuesday. "After the elimination of a great part of the IS [Daesh] combat core, its 'fragments' have been evacuated to other regions... In Afghanistan and Pakistan, a new base for IS [Daesh] deployment is now being formed to replace the ones lost in Syria and Iraq," Novikov said at the meeting of the CIS member states' anti-terrorist centers heads. The US has been accused numerous times of providing various forms of support to Daesh and other terrorist groups, operating in the region.


Yes, the United States Used Biological Weapons on North Korea MintPress News

Opinion Its sort of silly that it matters. The United States bombed North Korea flat with ordinary, non-bioweapons bombs. It ran out of standing structures to bomb. People lived in caves, if they lived. Millions died, most of them from regular old non-scandalous but mass-murderous bombs (including, of course, Napalm which melts people but doesnt give them exotic diseases). North Koreans to this day live in such terror of a repetition of history that their behavior is sometimes inexplicable and bewildering to Americans whose knowledge of history comes from watching game shows.

Yet there is something powerful in its impact on self-deluded believers in the goodness of U.S. wars about the fact that the United States tried to spread diseases like bubonic plague in North Korea. So, its worth spreading awareness that this indeed happened. A great help in that project has just been provided by Jeffrey Kaye, who has just posted online an important report that has been largely unavailable for decades.

The report was produced in 1952 at the request of the North Korean and Chinese governments by a commission that included prominent scientists from Sweden, Brazil, France, and Italy,  and was headed by Sir Joseph Needham, one of the most prominent and respected British scientists ever. (His New York Times obituary doesnt say whether the commissions conclusions were accurate. His Independent obituary suggests that the commission got it right. His WikiPedia entry predictably announces that the commission was completely wrong, and backs this up with that popular WikiPedia citation: citation needed.) Yeah, it just became even more badly needed.

The report that Kaye has made available to us is thorough and well-researched, and it concludes that indeed the U.S. used germ warfare. It played a very minor role in the mass-slaughter. But it played a role.

From page 403 of the ISC Report....


Veteran CIA officer Kevin Shipp exposes the 'Shadow Government' (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

Kevin Shipp, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, intelligence and counter terrorism expert, held several high-level positions in the CIA. His assignments included protective agent for the Director of the CIA, counterintelligence investigator searching for moles inside the CIA, overseas counter terrorism operations officer, internal security investigator, assistant team leader for the antiterrorism tactical assault team, chief of training for the CIA federal police force and polygraph examiner. Mr. Shipp was the senior program manager for the Department of State, Diplomatic Security, Anti-Terrorism Assistance global police training program. He is the recipient of two CIA Meritorious Unit Citations, three Exceptional Performance Awards and a Medallion for high risk overseas operations.


The new consensus is that Russia committed an "act of war" on par with Pearl Harbor and 9/11 - should the US respond accordingly? Signs of the Times

In the wake of last week's indictments alleging that 13 Russian nationals and entities created fake social media accounts and sponsored political events to sow political discord in the U.S., something of a consensus has arisen in the political and media class (with some notable exceptions) that these actions not only constitute an "act of war" against the U.S., but one so grave that it is tantamount to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Indeed, that Russia's alleged "meddling" is comparable to the two most devastating attacks in U.S. history has, overnight, become a virtual clich. The claim that Russian meddling in the election is "an act of war" comparable to these events isn't brand new. Senators from both parties, such as Republican John McCain and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, have long described Russian meddling in 2016 as an "act of war." Hillary Clinton, while promoting her book last October, described Russia's alleged hacking of the DNC and John Podesta's email inbox as a "cyber 9/11." And last February, the always war-hungry Tom Friedman of the New York Times said on "Morning Joe" that Russian hacking "was a 9/11-scale event. They attacked the core of our democracy. That was a Pearl Harbor-scale event." But the last few days have ushered in an explosion of this rhetoric from politicians and journalists alike. On Friday night's Chris Hayes show on MSNBC, two separate guests - Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler and longtime Clinton aide Philippe Reines - posited Pearl Harbor as the "equivalent" of Russian meddling, provoking a shocked reaction from Hayes:


Dashcam footage captures meteor fireball over Manchester, New Hampshire (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

WMUR digital managing editor and astronomy enthusiast Kirk Enstrom captured this video of what appears to be a fireball on his dashcam at 7:17 p.m. on Tuesday.


The Four Irreconcilable Foreign Policies Of Donald Trump Fast Company

There isnt just one Trump foreign policy. There are several that frustrate each other and add up to a gaping hole where a strategy should be.

Under Donald Trump, trying to predict, dissect and understand the U.S.s attitude to the world has become almost impossiblenot that plenty of observers arent giving it a go. Tellingly, theyre all coming to different conclusions.

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Illegal immigrant arrested after raping 7-year-old girl and her mother Signs of the Times

Officials in Louisiana charged an illegal immigrant from Mexico with raping a 7-year-old girl over a period of six months. Less than three weeks later, prosecutors charged the man with molesting the child's mother in 2003 when she was only 11-years-old. The 43-year-old Mexican national, Daniel Hernandez Del Angel, has been illegally living in the country for the last 22 years, reported WGNO in Metairie, Louisiana. Officers with the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office started to investigate Del Angel in early 2017 when the allegations about raping the 7-year-old girl surfaced.


Why We Must Politicize Guns The Fifth Column

(Garrison) Every time theres a mass shooting, or even a particularly well-publicized single homicide, all of Americas political factions go directly to battle stations on the question of whether or not the violence can be reduced or eliminated with gun control legislation. As the debate rages on, the calls begin to ring out from different corners that whatever else we do, we must avoid politicizing the issue.

Have you ever noticed that the lets not get political talk always seems to emanate from the side that perceives itself as on the losing end of the argument at the moment?

Right after the incident that opens the latest gun violence news cycle, Michael Bloomberg, the Brady Campaign, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, and other openly and unabashedly political actors roll around in the blood, jump on top of the caskets and start doing the funky chicken for gun control.

While thats happening, pro-gun and pro-civil-rights organizations issue somber condolences to the families of the dead and argue against politicizing things.

Later, as the tide turns against the idea that a bunch of new laws will reduce the body count, the anti-gun groups shower off the blood, don mourning black,  and urge us to stop being so darn political about the lives theyre trying to save, while the pro-gun/pro-rights groups jump on the political stage and start making practical suggestions (permitless open and concealed carry, armed teachers, etc.) to actually save those lives.

Why bother pretending that this issue is ever beyond, or apart from, politics? Does anyone really buy that?

Politics is, according to the most applicable definition from the 1913 edition of Websters New International Dictionary of the English Language, the conduct and contests of parties with reference to political measures or the administration of public affairs.

Support for or opposition to gun control legislation is by definition political. It cant be anything else. Were not sitting around the dining room table talking about the weather, baseball, or little Bobbys upcoming piano recital. Were in each others faces over proposed or opposed use of force by government.

Theres certainly a right side and a wrong side here.

One side continues to back legislation that is clearly unconstitutional, that inherently violates human rights, and that as a practical matter increases homicide rates everywhere and every time its tried (including but not limited to the Gun-Free School Zones Act).

The other side unfortunately not always consistently points out that the right to keep and bear arms is not just a basic human right that is clearly and unambiguously protected by the US Constitution, but that it has consistently proven to be the best way of reducing violent death among the innocent.

But both sides are hypocritical when they retreat to...


Meteor fireball seen over South Carolina (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

The first reports of Monday night's bright fireball came in between 9 PM and 9:30 PM CST, and it turns out it was high in the atmosphere over South Carolina a little west of Greenville. Dr. Bill Cooke from NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center captured it on several cameras and tells us this: 'Last night at 9:57 PM Eastern Standard Time (8:57 PM Central), eyewitnesses in the southeastern United States reported seeing a bright meteor, which was also observed by 4 NASA all sky meteor cameras in the region. The video data enable us to establish that the fireball was first spotted 55 miles above the Oconee Nuclear Station at the south end of Lake Keowee in South Carolina, traveling north of west at 56,000 miles per hour. It completely ablated 17 miles above the Nantahala Woodland Lodge in the mountains of North Carolina. At its brightest, the fireball was as bright as the crescent Moon, indicating it was caused by an asteroidal fragment 3 inches in diameter and weighing roughly one pound. '


More gender equality leads to less women in STEM fields, not more Signs of the Times

Though their numbers are growing, only 27 percent of all students taking the AP Computer Science exam in the United States are female. The gender gap only grows worse from there: Just 18 percent of American computer-science college degrees go to women. This is in the United States, where many college men proudly describe themselves as "male feminists" and girls are taught they can be anything they want to be. Meanwhile, in Algeria, 41 percent of college graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math-or "STEM," as its known-are female. There, employment discrimination against women is rife and women are often pressured to make amends with their abusive husbands. According to a report I covered a few years ago, Jordan, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates were the only three countries in which boys are significantly less likely to feel comfortable working on math problems than girls are. In all of the other nations surveyed, girls were more likely to say they feel "helpless while performing a math problem." So what explains the tendency for nations that have traditionally less gender equality to have more women in science and technology than their gender-progressive counterparts do?


Maduro Government In Venezuela Attempts ICO Qntra

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro officially launched his own socialist shitcoin, "El Petro" today for pre-sale, and claims that each coin will be backed by a single barrel of oil. Maduro said there will be around 100 million coins total, arbitrarily valued at $6 billion USD which he promises will be "a total success for the welfare of Venezuela. $38.4 million of that amount were up for grab during today's pre-sale at discount prices in an attempt to lure new investors into his scheme. The ICO was allegedly opened as a counter to crippling economic sanctions, the majority of which are imposed by Maduro's "Ya Socialismo", and El Presidente is hoping that it will provide a new outlet for payments of goods and services in the territory.


AI is coming for you, warns ominous new study Fast Company

If you werent already worried about AI, the ominously named The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report has just been released to fuel your nightmares. Written by 26 authors from 14 academic and industrial institutions and think tanks including nonprofit research OpenAI, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the national security think tank, Center for a New

If you werent already worried about AI, the ominously named The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report has just been released to fuel your nightmares.

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#MeToo Rocks The Boat: Cruise Lines See More Sexual-Assault Reports In 2017 Fast Company

New data from the DOT gives the first window into sexual-assault trends on cruise ships since the government imposed stricter reporting criteria.

The #MeToo movement is making waves on the high seas.

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The Big Pharma Family That Brought Us The Opioid Crisis WorldTruth.Tv

Dr. Raymond Sackler and his wife Beverly built a billionaire dollar empire on Opioids. (Purdue Pharma) If the devil wears Prada, what do Americas most destructive drug pushers wear? They wear smiles. The drug pushers we have in mind here have caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, enough fatalities to decrease overall U.S. life expectancy at birth for []


The Euro Continues to Advance in 2018 Hang The Bankers

The Euro had a good performance last year and managed to post solid gains, especially against the US dollar. The bullish trend continues at the present time, as the block currency is favoured by good economic developments and increasing prospects of an ECB monetary policy normalization. If we refer to the EURUSD, dollar weakness has


Berto Jongman: How Real is Fake News? Public Intelligence Blog

Phi Beta Iota: This woman is interesting but limited. Anyone who does not understand that Sandy Hook was a false flag operation in which no one died, is either stupid or controlled.  She means well but she is not Jon Rappoport. Still, absolutely worth a look, hats off to Berto Jongman for flagging this link.

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Deep State @ Phi Beta Iota

Fake News & Phi Beta Iota

False Flag @ Phi Beta Iota

Rappoport @ Phi Beta Iota

Sandy Hook @ Phi Beta Iota


The Best Marketing For Black Panther Was Making Black Panther Fast Company

The director, the cast, and the story are what built Marvels latest and most unique phenomenon.

When a movie makes $242 million at the domestic box office in its first four days, its not long before we all start dissecting the reasons behind that success. Black Panther obliterated the previous Presidents Day weekend record set by Deadpool in 2016 ($152 million), and the only movie to ever make more money in its first four days is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Part of this post-opening weekend reflection involves the marketing strategy around the film and its role in fanning the flames of a phenomenon.

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Here Come The Copyright Bots For Hire, With Lawyers In Tow Fast Company

Anyone can now find infringers, send take-down requests, and quickly demand thousands in damages. Can the trolls be far behind?

Christy Turner will do a lot for a good picture of the night sky. The Calgary-based photographer feeds her passion for the Northern Lights by monitoring weather conditions at home and, whenever she flies over the Arctic Circle, by making sure to sit on the right side of the plane. Her diligence has paid off: Turners work has been featured by CNN, HuffPost, and the Canadian edition of Readers Digest. Like many photographers, however, shes also discovered her work elsewhere, even in print, in publications that never contacted or paid her. Recently it was a shot she got on St. Helena, a remote, volcanic island in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

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Wednesday, 21 February


Johan Galtung: In Pursuit of Peace, Justice, & Common Good 100 Living Peace and Justice Leaders (List #2) Public Intelligence Blog

In Pursuit of Peace, Justice, & Common Good 100 Living Peace and Justice Leaders (List #2)

In the omnipresent face of abuses and oppression, we  recall iconic peace and justice leaders of the past, including Mohatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Samuel Gompers, Caesar Chavez, Larry Itliong, Rachel Corrie, Philip Berrigan & Daniel Berrigan, Glenn Paige, Hedy Epstein, Malcolm X, and so many others. Peace and justice advocates and activists, across time, are testimony to the enduring human spirit to resist oppression to claim liberty, and to endure, even when the costs are life.

This is the second list of living peace and justice advocates and activists we have compiled and published (see: Marsella, A.J., & Malley-Morrison, K. [January 29, 2018, In Pursuit of Peace and Justice: 100 Peace and Justice Leaders and Models, Transcend Media Service). Our efforts are continuous with intentions to celebrate Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.s enduring contributions to peace and justice, beyond his designated annual memorial holiday on January 15, 2018.

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Galtung @ Phi Beta Iota

Peace @ Phi Beta Iota


Howdy Doody: Muellers Indictment Based on Old Article Public Intelligence Blog

Howdy Doody Patent Stealing Deep State Lawyer in Drag for Pedophilia Tryst

STUNNING: Mueller Patched Together Much of His Indictment from 2015 Radio Free Europe Article

It appears Mueller and his team of far left attorneys copied much of their report from an earlier RFE article.

Phi Beta Iota: There is nothing illegal about what the Russians have done, and there is something gravely unconstitutional what the US Government is doing in the way of stealing from the public treasury and lying to the US public. 2018, which may put veterans into office, is a crucible year.

We do have to consider the possibility that Donald Trump has turned Robert Mueller and Mueller did this with great deliberation to have an indictment that can be directly traced to a CIA-funded Radio Free Europe story is the best possible way for Donald Trump to put a cattle prod up whats left of CIAs tender ass.

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Robert Steele: The Soft Coup Collapses Blackmail Revealed What Next? CIA was bluffing, produced no evidence Russians did not hack the election. Is this the beginning of the end of the Deep State in the USA? Can Trump clean house & wage peace?

Amazon Kindle (99 Cents): The Soft Coup Collapses Blackmail Revealed What Next?: CIA was bluffing, produced no evidence Russians did not hack the election. Is this the beginning of the end of the Deep State in the USA? Can Trump clean house & wage peace? (Trump Revolution Book 6)

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Robert Steele: US IC Allegations Against Russians Are Crap Our Own Traitors, Not the Russians, Are the Real Enemy, Fake Evidence & Fake News UPDATE 22


Senate Grants A $1 Billion Handout To Save The Failing Dairy Industry The Event Chronicle

Senate Grants A $1 Billion Handout To Save The Failing Dairy Industry

By Alanna Ketler

As the modern-day consumer continues to opt for plant-based alternatives to milk, the dairy industry is failing and is now relying on government handouts to survive. Ive said it before and Ill say it again, these times are changing!

Last week, the United States senate signed a budget agreement to grant a whopping $1 Billion to the dairy and livestock industries. These funds allocated will be used for programs that are designed to help the dairy industry recover from a long-time slump in dairy prices. The industry has been affected by a number of different factors which include consumer habits and lifestyle.

Over the past several years, we have seen Americans opting towards plant-based alternatives. While we dont know exactly why, we can speculate that it has to do with the growing awareness of the horrors that take place on factory farms, the environmental implications, and more evidence that pasteurized milk from cows is making us sick. Whatever the reason the dairy industry is failing.

In 2016, dairy farmers across the nation dumped 43 million gallons of unsold milk into manure lagoons, fields and into animal feed. Last year, the surplus of milk hit 78 million gallons as dairy sales have been consistently on the decline. We have seen some larger dairy companies try to adapt to the changing consumer demands, such as Elmhurst Dairy, which has shifted its gears to nut milks, completely dropping dairy after 90 years.

Danone a popular brand of yogurt, has now acquired WhiteWave Foods, which is a parent company of popular p...


Another misleading Mueller indictment: "Russian meddling" turns out to be a commercial marketing scheme - and nothing more Signs of the Times

Yesterday the U.S. Justice Department indicted the Russian Internet Research Agency on some dubious legal grounds. It covers thirteen Russian people and three Russian legal entities. The main count of the indictment is an alleged "Conspiracy to Defraud the United States". The published indictment gives support to our long held believe that there was no "Russian influence" campaign during the U.S. election. What is described and denounced as such was instead a commercial marketing scheme which ran click-bait websites to generate advertisement revenue and created online crowds around virtual persona to promote whatever its commercial customers wanted to promote. The size of the operation was tiny when compared to the hundreds of millions in campaign expenditures. It had no influence on the election outcome. The indictment is fodder for the public to prove that the Mueller investigation is "doing something". It distracts from further questioning the origin of the Steele dossier. It is full of unproven assertions and assumptions. It is a sham in that none of the Russian persons or companies indicted will ever come in front of a U.S. court. That is bad because the indictment is build on the theory of a new crime which, unless a court throws it out, can be used to incriminate other people in other cases and might even apply to this blog. The later part of this post will refer to that.


Hysteria: Is that Russia troll farm an act of war? Signs of the Times

According to the indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Russian trolls, operating out of St. Petersburg, took American identities on social media and became players in our 2016 election. On divisive racial and religious issues, the trolls took both sides. In the presidential election, the trolls favored Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein and Donald Trump, and almost never Hillary Clinton. One imaginative Russian troll urged Trumpsters to dress up a female volunteer in an orange prison jump suit, put her in a cage on a flatbed truck, then append the slogan, "Lock Her Up!" How grave a matter is this? This Russian troll farm is "the equivalent (of) Pearl Harbor," says Cong. Jerrold Nadler, who would head up the House Judiciary Committee, handling any impeachment, if Democrats retake the House.


Heres An Abridged Timeline Of Digital Medias Pivot To Video Fast Company

As Vox Media announces big layoffs, lets look at how we got here.

RIP to the big digital media pivot: 2015-2018.

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Former CIA Director James Woolsey Admits CIA Interferes In Foreign Elections For A Very Good Cause Activist Post

By Aaron Kesel Former CIA director James Woolsey has admitted the U.S. interferes in foreign elections for a very good cause. In an interview on...


Professor Jordan B. Peterson: A hero for our times? Signs of the Times

To those of you familiar with his name, Jordan B. Peterson is an inspirational phenomenon or an alt-right bigot, depending on your perspective. To those who have never heard of him - he is worth getting to know. Peterson is Canadian and Professor of Psychology at Toronto University. I vaguely heard of him a few months ago when my attention was drawn to a YouTube clip of him being challenged by a number of transgender students for refusing to use their preferred pronouns. You might ask, what's so remarkable about this? Well, for transgender people this is now mandated by the Canadian Government's Bill C-16 and Peterson sees this as an assault on free speech.


The Hypocrisy of The New York Times: America is a Surveillance State Activist Post

By Derrick Broze The New York Times is more than willing to point out the surveillance state in China and other nations; however, they remain...


Booted warbler video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This is a booted warbler video.

These birds nest mainly in Russia and winter in India.

They are rare vagrants in western Europe.


Head teacher under fire over Millennial tirade Signs of the Times

The head teacher of one of England's top boarding schools is under fire after branding his students' generation "mollycoddled, entitled and spoilt." Douglas Robb, who has been head teacher of the 34,000-a-year Gresham's school in Norfolk for the past three years, blasted millennials for having a "sense of entitlement" as they think a "one-in-a million-job" will land on their doorstep in no time. Making the comments in a blog post on the school website, he wrote: "They have been advertised to since birth; they have had credit and loans on a plate; they have been overly molly-coddled; and they have been overwhelmed by a strange combination of fictional sitcom characters, reality TV and social media stars, who paint a picture of perfection to be achieved.


Digit, with $1 billion saved, turns its attention to consumer debt Fast Company

In the three years since its launch, micro-savings app Digit has helped its customers set aside over $1 billion for emergency funds, travel, and more, the company said today. The average Digit customer earns around $50,000 per year and is saving around $2,500 per year. Founder and CEO Ethan Bloch attributes the companys success to

In the three years since its launch, micro-savings app Digit has helped its customers set aside over $1 billion for emergency funds, travel, and more, the company said today. The average Digit customer earns around $50,000 per year and is saving around $2,500 per year.

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Is Technology More Agonizing Than We Recognize? Activist Post

By Catherine J. Frompovich In the 1960s there was a Broadway play/show titled Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!  My late husband and...


This Is The Truth About The Shortcut To Entrepreneurial Success Fast Company

An entrepreneur shares his views on why hacking your way to growth is often detrimental to your business.

Often times, when I attend a conference or a networking event, I am surprised by how many people operate at the periphery of the tech industry. Social media gurus, SEO ninjas, bloggers, etc. Its a clique of tech club promoters. The hype men of the industry.

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Now you can talk to Google Assistant using a Nest security cam Fast Company

Back in October, smart-home pioneer Nest announced that it was working on emedding the Google Assistant into its Nest Cam IQ. That feature is arriving today as a free software update that will let you treat that top-of-the-line security camera much like you do a Google Home smart speaker, issuing spoken commands and questions that

Back in October, smart-home pioneer Nest announced that it was working on emedding the Google Assistant into its Nest Cam IQ. That feature is arriving today as a free software update that will let you treat that top-of-the-line security camera much like you do a Google Home smart speaker, issuing spoken commands and questions that the Alexa-like Assistant service can handle on your behalf.

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How Your DNA is Affected by Quantum Intelligence The Event Chronicle

By Christina Sarich

Yes, you can change your DNA, but Quantum Intelligence alters it from a more profound (subtle yet powerful) energetic level that is measurable and real. Once we understand how Quantum Intelligence works, we can more easily help the process of altering our DNA along to achieve greater health, happiness, and remarkable spiritual transformation. Like a potter creating a masterwork, we can also change our bodies and minds with the help of a few simple tools.

With all the talk of altering our DNA, sometimes it is good to understand exactly how this process might work, from both a physical and a non-physical perspective.

The ability to influence our DNA is now undeniable, both cellular biologists, and geneticists alike are beginning to understand epi-genetic interplay, a Greek term meaning beyond genetics.

Bruce Lipton, and others have made it clear that we can alter heritable traits in our gene expression that do not involve the underlying DNA sequence. We change the phenotype without changing the genotype. But this single change causes a host of natural and phenomenal changes in the human body and mind.

At least three systems are involved in altering our DNA from a purely physical standpoint: DNA methylation, histone modification and non-coding RNA (ncRNA)-associated gene silencing, but these are not the only methods of gene alteration.

However, the founder of the Heart Math Institute, Doc Childre offers his own theory of how DNA is altered. It encapsulates the same understanding of DNA programming that Johanna Bassols received in a spiritual transmissionthat the heart must become involved.

Childre postulated that an energetic connection or coupling of information occurs between the DNA in cells and higher dimensional structures the higher self or spirit.

Childre further...


Sustainable Development: Code for Reorganizing Human Society Activist Post

By Tom DeWeese Its in every community in the nation. We hear it talked about in county commission meetings and state legislatures. Its even used...


Bahraini activist gets 5 years for opposing torture, war Dear Kitty. Some blog

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Activist in Bahrain jailed for five years

A court in the island state Bahrain has sentenced activist Rabeel Najab to five years in prison for criticizing his treatment in prison and the war that Saudi Arabia is fighting in Yemen.

The International Federation for Human Rights, based in Paris, and others have criticized the trial in Bahrain.

Rajab was arrested in June 2016 in a major operation against dissidents in Bahrain. In July last year, he was sentenced to two years in prison for spreading rumors and [so called] fake news about Bahrain. The court then accused him of undermining the prestige of the state.


After his arrest he was admitted to a hospital several times. Sympathizers of Rajab feared for his life because he shared a cell with ISIS supporters. Raj...


Bought and paid for? Westminster councillor received lavish gifts and hospitality 514 times in 3 years Signs of the Times

Westminster city council's deputy leader has emerged as a contender for the title of the most schmoozed politician in Britain, receiving entertainment, meals and gifts more than 500 times in the last three years. From tickets to the hottest West End shows to exclusive dinners in London's finest restaurants and trips to the south of France, the official declarations reveal an extraordinary lifestyle that included one day in Mallorca, when Robert Davis managed two lunches, the first at the home of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the second at the home of the Earl of Chichester. Davis, the Conservative deputy leader of the central London borough and until last year the chairman of its powerful planning committee, was entertained by and received gifts from property industry figures at least 150 times since the start of 2015 - a rate of almost once a week.


Radical liberal indoctrination in schools: It's worse than you think Signs of the Times

Edina High School in suburban Minneapolis was long regarded as one of the country's top secondary schools. In recent years, its national ratings and its local reputation have slipped, perhaps in part because teachers are spending time promoting a left-wing agenda and bullying conservative students rather than teaching the subjects they are paid to teach. Following last November's election, 80 Edina High School teachers-which must represent pretty much the entire faculty-signed an editorial in the school's newspaper that was basically a Democratic Party manifesto. The editorial was authored by Tim Klobuchar (second cousin). It went so far as to oppose calls for unity; unity, it implied, will exist only when all conservatives have been banished from the stage.


Americans express shock at acts of disorganized violence and are oblivious to its organized violence Signs of the Times

"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do": Samuel P. Huntington The latest American slaughter of innocents - at home instead of abroad - has led to the usual outpourings from political leaders expressing prayers and sympathy and then switching to attacks on the evil weapons wielders that completely avoid the social system relying on massive weapons production and their wielding by military forces glorified for making wars. The bloody horror in Florida that took seventeen lives is known to everyone in the USA but that same population is kept relatively ignorant of the bloody horror being perpetrated everyday in Yemen, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and Palestine/Israel - to mention only the Middle East - by people using the armaments we sell them, when they're not being used by our own military which we train to use our weapons to kill people; foreigners, until further notice.


Jordan Peterson urges parents to fight radical sex ed: Its a form of indoctrination The Crazz Files

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This Startup Calculates The Climate Risks For Specific Blocks And Buildings Fast Company

As floods, heat waves, and other damaging natural phenomena increase, its important for developers and city planners to understand the effects. Jupiter offers incredibly detailed maps of a post-climate change world.

Anyone planning to build a new apartment building in Miamior Houston, or Boston, or any other city with a growing problem with floodsfaces a significant challenge. Its hard to know if a particular site might be a safe place to build. Most FEMA flood maps are out of date; in 2012, the maps for many of the areas flooded by Sandy hadnt been updated since 1983. The maps also dont account for the impacts of climate change, despite the fact that the number of American coastal communities dealing with chronic flooding is expected to double in less than two decades.

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Five Ways To Improve Your Small Startups Cash Flow Fast Company

Sometimes a credit-card processing fee is all it takes to wipe out your profit margin. But dont worryyou still have options.

Bootstrapping a small business or setting yourself up as a full-time solopreneur usually means taking some financial risksand, for a while anyway, a few financial hits. Some are necessary investments in your long-term success; others may be due to inefficiencies or poor strategy in those crucial early days. Here are a few ways to rev up cash flow when every penny counts.

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Hundreds of high school students are walking out of class to protest guns Fast Company

As the adults in power fail again and again to take action on gun control, high school students are taking matters in to their own hands. In the wake of the murder of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week, teenagers have been spurred to action, fighting for their

As the adults in power fail again and again to take action on gun control, high school students are taking matters in to their own hands.

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A Place to Call Home Salvage

by Andrea Gibbons A place to call home. A simple thing. Labour once had a vision, housing for everyone, though what makes a home is perhaps not so simple. As Kim Dovey writes, home is deeply intertwined with our identity. It centres the relationship between ourselves and the earth, centres our connection to community and culture and society, to our past with its memories, and to our ability to grow into our full potential with the power to define our future. For many women, children and sometimes men this is made more complex by human violence or the weight

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India home to 30% of organic producers, says World Organics Report RSS feed from

India has the largest number of organic producers in the world, 835,000, according to the World of Organic Agriculture Report 2018.


Paleozoic life, video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

From the Cambrian Explosion to the Great Dying

20 February 2018

The first era of our current eon, the Paleozoic Era, is probably the most deceptively fascinating time in Earths history. With near constant revolutions in life, punctuated by catastrophic extinctions, it is also one of the most chaotic.

Correction! At 9:19, we erroneously refer to Dimetrodon as an herbivore. It was definitely a carnivore. We even made a whole video about Dimetrodon and their carnivorous ways in a previous episode. Thanks to everyone who pointed out our error!


Trump ranks as worst president blogfactory

(What even worse than that liar and cheat George W and even Tricky Dicky (Nixon) )

President Trump came in last place in an expert ranking of presidential greatness, according to the 2018 Presidents & Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Surveyreleased Monday.

The survey was conducted among 170 current and recent members of the Presidents & Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, which is a group of scholars dedicated to studying the American presidency.

These experts were asked to rank each president on a scale from zero (worst) to 100 (best) based on their overall performance in office. With this, Mr. Trump came in last place with an average score of 12.34.

Even among Republican respondents, Mr. Trump still ranked extremely low, earning the 40th spot for presidential greatness. These Republicans labeled James Buchanan whose presidency saw the secession of seven states before the Civil War as the all-time worst and George Washington as the best.

Coming in first place is Abraham Lincoln, who scored an average of 95.03 between both Democrats and Republicans surveyed. The top seven presidents have remained the same since the poll was last conducted in 2014: Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Harry Truman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

In this round of questioning, former president Barack Obama moved up in the rankings to 8th best president, whereas in 2014 he came in at 18th. Scholars identifying as Republican, however, ranked Obama 16th. Ronald Reagan, who also moved up from his previous ranking, trails behind Obama in 9th place.




During the Little Ice Age Empires collapsed while the Netherlands flourished Signs of the Times

We are changing Earth's climate with terrifying speed. In the past, natural forces provoked slower climate changes. We now know that they were still big and fast enough to shape the fates of past societies. Climate change then brought disaster to most societies, but a few prospered. Perhaps the most successful of all emerged in the coastal fringes of the Netherlands, and it has left us with lessons that may help us prepare for our warmer future. Comment: Research has shown previous climatic shifts were not slow: Ice Ages start and end so suddenly, "it's like a button was pressed," say scientists Based on glacial ice samplings, stalagmites, ocean- and lake-bed sediments, tree rings and other assessments, it's clear that sometime in the 13th century, Earth's climate cooled. Huge volcanic eruptions lofted dust high into the stratosphere, blocking sunlight just as the sun slipped into a less-active phase, sending less energy to Earth. Sea ice expanded, wind patterns changed and ocean currents shifted. In many regions, torrential rains alternated with unprecedented droughts. Comment: All of those same signs can be seen today: Revision to 400-year sunspot record makes current solar cycle weakest in 200 years A period called the "Little Ice Age" had begun, reaching its coldest point in the 16th century.


5 Ways To Prevent Decision Fatigue From Ruining Your Productivity Fast Company

Take these steps to stop yourself from making bad choices when youre too tired to think.

How many times a day do you open a new browser tab just to Google something quickly? 10 times? 20? 100?

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Chelsea 1 Barcelona 1 blogfactory

Barcelonas Lionel Messi dealt a huge blow to ChelseasChampions League hopes by scoring his first ever goal against the Blues in an absorbing 1-1 last-16, first-leg draw at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Contes side had taken a 62nd-minute lead through Willians 25-yard strike before Messi profited from an Andreas Christensen mistake to convert from Andres Iniestas pass, ending his wait for a goal against Chelsea at the ninth time of asking.

The Blues now face a huge uphill task in the return game on 14 March to avoid a European exit which would only heighten speculation over Contes future as manager.

Apprehension permeated the air at kick-off, perhaps in part a consequence of Contes cautious team selection, opting to leave Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud on the bench in favour of deploying Eden Hazard as a false nine.


The Belgian flashed a fifth-minute shot off-target from the edge of the box as Chelsea held their own in the opening exchanges before Barcelona gradually asserted control.

Messi created some space for himself just outside Chelseas box and stood up a superb cross towards the far post where Paulinho was lurking unmarked. However, the Tottenham midfielder could only steer a tame header wide.

The visitors racked up 75 per cent possession by the midway point of the first-half yet it was Willian who twice came closest to scoring before the interval.

The Brazilian collected a pass from Hazard 25 yards out before driving past Sergio Busquets and sent a curling effort against Marc-Andre ter Stegens left-hand upright with the Barcelona goalkeeper rooted to his line.


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