Saturday, December 7, 2013

U.S. Intelligence in your face: "Nothing is Beyond Our reach"

This isn't from The Onion or some other satirical site. This is real. In your face, open secret, real. The surrealism of our new world order continues to astound.

‘Nothing is beyond our reach’: Evil octopus strangling the world becomes latest US intelligence seal — RT USA: Billions of dollars annually are being used to fund operations conducted by the United States intelligence community, the likes of which allow the government to eavesdrop on emails, listen to world leaders’ phone calls and about everything in-between.
One thing that budget hasn’t bought, however, is subtlety. The US National Reconnaissance Office launched a top-secret surveillance satellite into space Thursday evening, and the official emblem for the spy agency’s latest mission is, well, certainly accurate, to say the least.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence live-tweeted Thursday’s launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and throughout the course of the ordeal made no effort to ignore the logo for the NROL-39 mission.
The latest spy satellite to be sent into orbit by the NRO can be recognized by its seal: a malevolent octopus with furrowed brows that also happens to be wrapping its tentacles around all corners of the Earth.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Another "Drill" this time in North Carolina

North Carolina school "armed gunman invades 6th grade class.
This has been going on for some time, in the UK, (teacher "killed" in front of students, the start of WWIII complete with bombing sounds and sirens as students were led down to the basement to hide, fake UFO crashes with dead alien body parts strewn about, students told to get ready because the cops were coming to take them away since their parents didn't want them anymore, masked gunmen breaking into a dorm on an overnight camping trip,students rushed onto school buses and driven around for hours without explanation of why or where they're going ...) here's one from just about a month ago, in North Carolina. All these fake drills are done under the bullshit label of "enrichment" --- to facilitate creative writing, or critical thinking, or, in this case, "good citizenship" and "observational" skills. Dupes are
the teachers, who are stupid beyond belief to take part, but fall into the line of swallowing mandated curriculum. Remember, often -- more often than not -- parents and students, and many times, most of the school staff, are not notified before hand of these drills.

Friday, November 1, 2013

TSA agent killed in LAX shooting, suspect ID'd - Yahoo News

Don't need to say anything do we?:
TSA agent killed in LAX shooting, suspect ID'd - Yahoo News: During the press conference, Gannon said authorities had run through the "exact" scenario that played out at LAX on Friday, which helped them to respond effectively to the situation when it unfolded for real.

Officials said the authorities now have full control of security at LAX.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Police perform "simulated drug raid" on 5th graders; child attacked by police dog -- Puppet Masters --

Staged drug raid in a school, complete with drug sniffing dogs. One of which attacked a student.
Police perform "simulated drug raid" on 5th graders; child attacked by police dog -- Puppet Masters -- With the goal of "educating the Clay County fifth-graders on drug awareness," police crashed into a simulated party to search the attendees for narcotics. The children involved were told to hold very still while they were searched by police and their K-9.

Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen revealed that police deliberately planted drugs on an 11-year-old boy in order to make the raid appear more realistic. According to the Brazil Times:
McQueen said a very small amount of illegal drugs were hidden on one of the juveniles to show how the dogs can find even the smallest trace of an illegal substance. He added all this was done "under exclusive control and supervision of members of the court and law enforcement."

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Capitol Hill shooting; the police; the debt crisis and the lunatics in p...

Beamed and Called: Violent Events in D.C.

     The thing about being a Fortean conspiracy minded slightly paranoid semi-mystical experiencer-witness-researcher-writer is that you are constantly pondering the news-stream. Recent violent and (seemingly) random events beg you to ask: is there more to these stories? In the past couple of weeks we've had a flurry of items in the news involving violent actions; by individuals, by cops, by mobs. Possible reasons abound: is it the change in season? Is it the Fall -- literally -- into the often times frenetic crazy ass conflicting depressive forced joyful holiday season that begins in late October and doesn't let up until January? (or February, with a last gasp reminder for those who are alone, depressed or nonetheless feel the pressure: Valentine's Day in February.)
    October 4: Miriam Carey, the mother suffering from postpartum depression and on meds, killed by police in D.C. With a baby in the car! On the surface of things, she was on meds for postpartum depression, and was hearing voices, clearly mentally ill. Yet according to this ABC news article, those aren't symptoms of postpartum depression. Carey had also fallen and had a head injury; fired for unknown reasons when she returned to her job as a was dental hygienist. If she was so unstable, why was she allowed to be alone with her baby and able to drive off?  Among other symptoms Carey felt she was being electronically monitored and voices beamed into her head.
    October 4:  A D.C. man sets himself on fire. Main stream news reports that motives are unknown. Nor is the man's name, who died in in MedStar Washington Hospital several hours later.
      September 16:  Navy contractor Aaron Alexis, who shot and killed a dozen people; police later killed Alexis. Alexis also said he felt that "people were following him and "sending vibrations into his body," and that "people following him were using "some sort of microwave machine" to prevent him from sleeping." (Reuters)
     Fringe pundits like Coast to Coast's George Noory and his guests are discussing such events. Norry, and a guest here and there, say that the mental state of these individuals are the cause, and there is no conspiracy afoot. their symptoms are classic examples of what happens with certain types of mental disorders. That is possible. It is also possible that "they" -- and there is a "they" -- target individuals who are suffering from depression, schizophrenia and other forms of mental illness, and exploit them. Easier to make use of their technology by aiming it at the already ill citizen. It also makes cover stories much easier; a history of mental illness, or depression, they have been on meds for some time; you can see how the stories are prefabbed to be accepted by the public.
     There is no mere coincidence in the context of timing, or location. Government shut-down, D.C., and similarities in otherwise random and unconnected events. Maybe they are purely random and unconnected. Quite logical on one level. On another level, a sort of meta-para-sycho-mystical level, things aren't as clear cut. None of this matters to most, since the general population is exposed to almost daily doses of real life horrors committed by lone individuals, clearly gone mad, in a mad world.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Anyone Else Aware Police Were Pulling These Kinds Of Experiments On Our Children?

Another false terror act of a school bus hijacking performed (literally) as a "drill", complete with an audience of school teachers, administrators and staff who were watching the whole thing on camera.  Unclear to me if the students on the school bus were aware that this was only a drill, but I have the impression they did not. Bus drove to site where the audience was watching and students escorted off the bus by the SWAT team. Very scary, but, as is the case with these "drills", not for the reasons one might think. Scary because of the preparation of the police/terror state, and all the rest that goes with it. Also unknown -- if parents were notified beforehand of this drill terrorist act. Anyone Else Aware Police Were Pulling These Kinds Of Experiments On Our Children?

Here's another link to the "drill"  They quote Leonore Skenazy at Free Range Kids concerning student or parents' foreknowledge:
"I truly could not understand from this report (or Googling) if the students knew the attack was fake or not. They probably did, or just imagine the lawsuits. Nonetheless, it is nothing less than bizarre that while they were being "hijacked," school administrators and sundry responsible adults sat in folding chairs in a parking lot across town watching a big-screen live feed of the event."

However, according to the chief of police, students were told beforehand something "out of the ordinary" was going to happen:
"This was a well planned training exercise in which all participants (children and bus driver included) knew well in advance that they were participating in a training exercise to prepare for such an event to take place – which is very possible in our world today.

Each student and participant signed waivers that acknowledged their participation in this training." ~ Chief of Police Glenn Goss.

I'd like to see that waiver. My cynicism tells me it was probably the standard waiver one signs whenever students go on a field trip and or take the school bus. Lots of room for wiggle in that statement.

Under the disingenuous statements of concerned school administrators, well meaning but duped teachers, and gullible parents, students, and community, the ever present post 9/11 threat of terror is kept alive, and with it, the implementation of the police state.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Homeland Security is Now Regulating Live Entertainment Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

Awake now?
 Homeland Security is Now Regulating Live Entertainment Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!: Unbelievable as it sounds, in the state of Indiana, the DHS, which was supposedly founded to protect against and respond to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters, now regulates live entertainment.

Mike Martin, the owner of Folly Moon, a restaurant in downtown Muncie, IN, claims that the DHS “is actually saying it is illegal to play music or operate a business where music is played for any reason without paying the Department of Homeland Security, and giving them much personal and private information.”

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Monsanto Buys BLACKWATER the largest mercenary army in the world | SouthWeb Org

As someone posted on Facebook, "Well, this is the most evil thing ever." Just about. . . .

Monsanto Buys BLACKWATER the largest mercenary army in the world | SouthWeb Org: A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (later called Xe Services and more recently “Academi”) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it.

Outrage Over The Rolling Stone Outrage: Are We Really This Stupid? | The Big Slice

While in Vegas, wanting to by the issue of Rolling Stone with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover, the sales clerk told writer David Phillips that "we aren't carrying that issue." Like so many outlets across the U.S. this current issue of Rolling Stone is not being sold. Which prompts Phillips to ask, "Are We Really This Stupid?" Sadly, we are. Knee jerk self-righteous chest thumping.

Outrage Over The Rolling Stone Outrage: Are We Really This Stupid? | The Big Slice: Walk down the Vegas strip far enough and you are bound to see 5-6 illegal activities taking place during your trek. And here’s the thing: for the most part, no one cares. Hell, that’s just Vegas. However, it appears that even the Las Vegas airport (which is part casino, part gift shop, part actual airport, and all tourist trap) is not immune to knee jerk overreaction.

For the most part, the complaints about the RS cover story have had very little to do with the article within, but have been almost singularly focused on the cover itself and the rather handsome appearance of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Apparently, Tsarnaev is so handsome that it actually offends people. To this I would ask, what was Rolling Stone supposed to do? Airbrush him uglier?

Homeland Security Threatens to Punish Staff for Reading Washington Post NSA Articles

Homeland Security Threatens to Punish Staff for Reading Washington Post NSA Articles: "The Washington Post recently obtained a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo that warned staff not to read articles -- get this -- printed in the Washington Post that covered whistleblower revelations about classified information.

Specifically, DHS -- and we are not making this up -- implied that there could be legal repercussions for employees who read Washington Post stories about whistleblowers and the information that they disclose. In particular, a DHS memo prohibited reading of such articles from any computer outside of the DHS office:"
Follow link at top for rest of story. If this weren't so chillingly real and dangerous for its global military industrial complex police state example of more to come, as well as where we are right fucking now,  I would be laughing.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hunger Games, U.S.A. -

Hunger Games, U.S.A. - What is it about, then? Somehow, one of our nation’s two great parties has become infected by an almost pathological meanspiritedness, a contempt for what CNBC’s Rick Santelli, in the famous rant that launched the Tea Party, called “losers.” If you’re an American, and you’re down on your luck, these people don’t want to help; they want to give you an extra kick. I don’t fully understand it, but it’s a terrible thing to behold. ~ Paul Krugman

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Biometric "Mood" Bracelets To Be Used In Chicago Classrooms - :

Thanks to the Gates, this newest development in a dystopian world, under the guise of an educational tool to help both teachers and students.
Biometric "Mood" Bracelets To Be Used In Chicago Classrooms - :: The biometric bracelets, produced by a Massachusetts startup company, Affectiva Inc, send a small current across the skin and then measure subtle changes in electrical charges as the sympathetic nervous system responds to stimuli. The wireless devices have been used in pilot tests to gauge consumers’ emotional response to advertising.

Gates officials hope the devices, known as Q Sensors, can become a common classroom tool, enabling teachers to see, in real time, which kids are tuned in and which are zoned out.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Franken Cabbage. With Scorpion Posion.

GM Cabbage with Scorpion Poison Coming Soon: by Heidi Stevenson

Get ready for genetically engineered cabbages that come complete with their own scorpion poison, just for you to eat. It’s touted as requiring less pesticide use and being, of course, completely safe. Close investigation, though, indicates that neither claim is likely true.

A pesticide made with scorpion poison genetically engineered into a virus was first tested back in 1994. Interestingly, the scientists who sprayed the test field wore full body suits to protect them from this “harmless” poison. One must wonder at just how safe it could be when the developers themselves don’t trust it more than that! Of course, the head of the trial, Professor David Bishop, insisted that the trial was safe—though he himself opted to take a vacation, rather than be there for it.

Supreme Wrecking Crew Fells Another Pillar: The Right To Remain Silent � Just Wondering – Alternative News and Opinions

Falling throught the cracks. Just a reminder:
Supreme Wrecking Crew Fells Another Pillar: The Right To Remain Silent? Just Wondering – Alternative News and Opinions: The Supreme Court handed down a decision on June 17 that has been ignored by most media outlets, despite its devastating effect on one of the most fundamental rights protected by the Constitution.

In a 5-4 ruling, the justices ruled that a person no longer has the right to remain silent as guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment. In relevant part, the Fifth Amendment mandates that no one “shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.”

Activist Post: Booz Allen Hamilton: Far Worse Than Blackwater

From the Activist Post:
Activist Post: Booz Allen Hamilton: Far Worse Than Blackwater: Lost in the Edward Snowden debate is a critical look at his former employer, the company doing the spying on Americans in the first place: Booz Allen Hamilton.

Booz Allen Hamilton is a government contractor, with 99% of its revenue coming from the US government. Not only does it receive money from the NSA, but also the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and ... the IRS. In addition, Booz Allen is heavily connected to the CIA.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mythbusters banned from talking about RFID - Expression of Truth

Credit card companies and "chief legal counsel" put a stop to Mythbusters doing an episode on RFID chips.Mythbusters banned from talking about RFID - Expression of Truth

Natural News: 'Parents furious after their children's eyes scanned by school district without permission'

Parents furious after their children's eyes scanned by school district without permission: According to

The unraveling began in late May, when the Polk County School District sent home a letter to parents. A new pilot program, it explained, will track bus riders using a feature unique to every child - their irises.

Parents could opt out, but by the time they learned about it, a company named Stanley Convergent Security Solutions had already captured images of about 750 children's eyes.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

NSA boss wants companies to be immunized from liability if they follow illegal orders from the NSA - Boing Boing

Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing writes on the NSA's request. Excerpt below:
NSA boss wants companies to be immunized from liability if they follow illegal orders from the NSA - Boing Boing: General Keith Alexander, who is in charge of the NSA, has asked Congress to pass legislation immunizing companies from liability if they break the law following NSA spying orders. While on its face this seems reasonable -- if the government orders you to do something, it seems unfair for its judicial branch to prosecute you -- it's really a tacit admission of NSA lawbreaking. Much more reassuring would be a promise from Alexander that his agency will limits its requests of companies to strictly lawful behavior, and a Congressional law immunizing companies that turn down NSA requests if they have a good faith basis for believing that the NSA is asking them to break the law.

FBI uses drones in U.S., says Mueller – CNN Security Clearance - Blogs

FBI uses drones in U.S., says Mueller – CNN Security Clearance - Blogs: FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged the law enforcement agency uses drone aircraft in the United States for surveillance in certain difficult cases.

Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that drones are used by the FBI in a "very, very minimal way and very seldom."

He did not say how many unmanned surveillance vehicles (UAVs) the FBI has or how often they have been used.

But a law enforcement official told CNN the FBI has used them a little more than a dozen times but did not say when that started. The official said drones are useful in hostage and barricade situations because they operate more quietly and are less visible than traditional aircraft such as helicopters.

The Forced Depopulation of America’s Rural Areas | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show

"The Forced Depopulation of America’s Rural Areas | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show: Agenda 21 policy calls for dramatically increasing urbanization and forcing indigenous populations out of rural areas and into densely populated stack and pack micro apartments controlled by technocrats with the ability to control every aspect of one’s life. When completed, this lifestyle will be a hell on earth."

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Official Website of Daniel Estulin. Author Club Bilderberg, Conspiracy Octopus Invisible Empire, The Lords of Shadows, Shadow Masters, Bilderberg group.

Daniel Estulin was last night's guest on Coast to Coast. He is (depressingly) right on about the whole conspiracy realm of never ending threads of paranoia. The latter which -- you know how it goes about paranoia -- does not make it any less so. Here's his website: Official Website of Daniel Estulin. Author Club Bilderberg, Conspiracy Octopus Invisible Empire, The Lords of Shadows, Shadow Masters, Bilderberg group. Something Estulin said about the Bilderberg's; that "they" know we know that they know. They don't care. So the big distraction is the Bilderberg conference. We can also look at other occult conspiratorial institutions, like Bohemian Grove. While these are co-opted by "them" and used as targets for our distractions, "they" are retreating even further into the back rooms.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Eastern OR: drones and drills

This current new item from Pendleton, Oregon, which is in the north -eastern part of the state:
Drones over Pendleton: Unmanned military craft plies civilian airspace | PENDLETON -- A 375-pound Oregon Army National Guard drone carrying a sophisticated camera was catapulted into the cobalt-blue eastern Oregon sky here Tuesday, in what Guard officials called the first-ever flight of an unmanned military aircraft through civilian airspace.

Juxtaposed with the fake shooting "drill" in Halfway, Oregon in early May. Halfway is also in eastern Oregon, about 144 miles from Pendleton. Not far, especially if you're in a drone.

Monday, May 13, 2013

'Another False Flag Attack? '| Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show

My first thought when I saw this news item was of a false flag event. Public celebrations, linked to Americana (Mother's Day) and proximity to the Boston bombing. Or of course, it could be nothing of the kind and be a tragic case of violent thugs unconnected to any government implementation. Either way, they have succeeded in planting seeds of doubt. Those that question are labeled "paranoid" and easily dismissed.
Another False Flag Attack? | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show: New Orleans police are searching for three suspects after at least 19 people were shot during a Mother’s Day second-line parade in the 7th Ward.

The FBI said that the shooting appeared to be “street violence” and wasn’t linked to terrorism. Fox News of New Orleans is reporting that FBI spokeswoman. Mary Romig, has stated that federal investigators have no indication that the shooting was an act of terrorism. “It’s strictly an act of street violence in New Orleans.”

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mystery Craft Frightens Quincy Residents

The government isn't talking:Mystery Craft Frightens Quincy Residents

I like this:
I specifically asked, ‘Is it a law enforcement flight? Can we tell people that?’

He said ‘no we can’t tell you that.’

Well then I asked that when folks call me can I at least tell them that it is something that they shouldn’t worry about, it’s something they shouldn’t be concerned with. He said, ‘I can’t tell you that.’”

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Louisiana Science Education Act Repeal Fails, Keeping Door Open For Teaching Of Creationism

On the other hand (see post below) we have this:
Louisiana Science Education Act Repeal Fails, Keeping Door Open For Teaching Of Creationism: The Louisiana state Senate Education Committee rejected a move to repeal the state's Science Education Act on Wednesday, handing a defeat to opponents who have criticized the law for essentially allowing the teaching of creationism in science class.

Under the law, public school teachers are permitted to introduce "supplemental textbooks and other instructional materials to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review scientific theories in an objective manner." While the Science Education Act says teachers may not "promote any religious doctrine," it contains no specific ban on the teaching of creationism. Teachers and local school boards also aren't required to obtain prior approval from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education before introducing supplemental material, the Associated Press reports.

Republican Congressman Introduces Bill To Require Political Approval Of Scientific Papers | Addicting Info

Not a chance in hell. One hopes.
Republican Congressman Introduces Bill To Require Political Approval Of Scientific Papers | Addicting Info: Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas really does not understand science. Not scientific method, not scientific theories or laws, none of it. Which is why he submitted a bill draft titled the “High Quality Research Act” which would in effect add a politician into scientific studies.

The bill says that any research done using federal funds (which is the majority of research done in the United States) must have its results and finding approved by the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives. If the findings are not agreed to, the research is taken from the researchers and disposed of by Congress as it sees fit.

Orchard Gardens Principal Andrew Bott Fires Security, Hires Art Teachers, Revitalizes School

The power of art! This is good news, and very inspiring, as well as brave:
Orchard Gardens Principal Andrew Bott Fires Security, Hires Art Teachers, Revitalizes School: Then, in 2010, Andrew Bott ignored the advice of colleagues who called Orchard Gardens a "career killer," and became the school's sixth principal in seven years, NBC News reports. He sought to lead Orchard Gardens' rejuvenation, eliminating the school's massive security structure that drained hundreds of thousand of dollars from its budget in favor of becoming one of eight pilot schools for a new plan created by President Obama's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH).

“The school definitely had a prison feel,” Bott told NBC, but that would soon change.

The hypothesis was this: “Effective and high-quality arts education can be a powerful catalyst for successful educational reform," in the words of PCAH vice-chair, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., in a press release published when the program was launched.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It CAN Happen Here: Oregon Teachers Traumatized by Unannounced Shooter Drill

I could not believe it when I read this item in the Eugene, Oregon Register Guard. Alex Jones Infowars picked up the story:
 Oregon Teachers Traumatized by Unannounced Shooter Drill Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!: Panic erupted on Friday at Pine Eagle Charter school in rural Oregon when two masked men carrying handguns burst into a teachers’ lounge and opened fire.

After the initial chaos, the terrified teachers realized the guns were firing blanks and that they were the subject of an unannounced shooter drill.

The little school in Halfway, Oregon was having an in-service day, so the children were at home at the time of the drill. The terrifying action has drawn criticism from many but Principal Cammie DeCastro has defended it, saying, ”For us not to know how we were going to respond is leaving us open”.

Much is strange about this! Why in such a small, out of the way school in rural Oregon? Whose idea, at the top, was this? What if one or more staff members were armed -- concealed weapons carrier, for example --  and opened fire in defense?  What if someone had a heart attack or some other medical emergency response to the drill? Do "they" know something (predictive programming?) about this school and area others don't? Are "they" planning something?

Yes, they succeeded in planting those oily ugly seeds of paranoia within us. Plans are being considered for "volunteer" community members to "watch over the school in shifts" and "arm teachers":
The district’s Safety Committee and the School Board now will critically evaluate policies and procedures and decide what to do next, said DeCastro.

Armed teachers is one possible outcome, she said. Or the district may get armed and trained volunteers from the community to watch over the school in shifts, she said. Tougher doors and better locks are other options.
The article ends with this confusing sentence:
Had one of the teachers in that lounge already taken the time to prepare, the unannounced drill could have had tragic results.
Wait. If at least one of the teachers had been prepared, the drill would have had "tragic results?" Is there a typo, am I missing something, or is this intentionally confusing?

Clues in Location?
Returning to the location of the school: Halfway,  in the Wallowa Mountains in Eastern Oregon, has a population of 288. Halfway's history is interesting, as reported by, which has a slightly fleshier article that's bascially the same as the abridged version on Infowars:
Halfway, population 288, is the eastern Oregon ranching town that became world-famous 13 years ago as the globe's first "Internet city." The city council changed Halfway's name to in return for $73,000 from a Philadelphia-based Internet bazaar of the same name that sold books, CDs, movies and the like on-line at half price.
The town got its old name back a year later when the on-line bazaar was sold to eBay. Now Halfway is back in the real world, where people sometimes enter schools and open fire.
 Is Halfway "owned" by eBay, or a company in Philadelphia?

The OregonLIve article quotes a Ms. Gover, one of the teachers:
"We are so remote," Gover said, "we are going to have to take care of ourselves."

Sunday, April 28, 2013

“Take these Tribes Down” The Anti-Indian Movement Comes to Washington State

“Take these Tribes Down” The Anti-Indian Movement Comes to Washington State: Inside a Lakeway Inn conference room, about fifty people were gathered to hear a lineup of speakers assail the very ideas of tribal sovereignty and treaty rights – of tribal nationhood. The anti-Indian movement had come to town. The concerns of Idle No More Bellingham were entirely justified.

The Bellingham conference was sponsored by the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA) and Citizens Equal Rights Foundation (CERF), one of a series of events being hosted around the country by these closely-linked national anti-Indian groups. CERA/CERF held previous meetings in New York and Massachusetts; others are slated for late April in the Midwest and June in Northern California. CERA/CERF organized these forums after canceling their regular annual Washington D.C. conference.

The Conestoga Hut | Opportunity Village Eugene

Image source: Opportunity Village, Eugene OR
There are several of these just two blocks from my home in a little area set aside for homeless individuals, and the Conestoga Hut model is also there. Compare the efforts of organizations like these to the post below. Eugene has a long way to go when it comes to helping the homeless, but there are compassionate groups and individuals, including local government (not perfect at all, by there are worse) are better than many. The Conestoga Hut | Opportunity Village Eugene

6 U.S. Cities That Criminalize Homelessness | Care2 Causes

From 6 U.S. Cities That Criminalize Homelessness | Care2 Causes:
The solutions to homelessness may not be simple, but that doesn’t mean we have to compound the problems. Yet that’s precisely the route that several of American cities have taken. Rather than finding ways to provide assistance to some of the country’s least fortunate citizens, lawmakers have developed strict regulations to criminalize homeless people’s activities, as if they were sleeping on the sidewalk and panhandling out of malice rather than necessity.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The UFO Trail: John Marks and 'The Search for the Manchurian Candidate'

Jack Brewer at UFO Trail discusses the relatioship between UFOs, Manchurian Candidates and the government-industrial-complex:
The UFO Trail: John Marks and 'The Search for the Manchurian Candidate': Those familiar with The UFO Trail and Orlando Paranormal Examiner are well aware of my interest in the intelligence community. Part of that interest was inspired by the extents I consistently find people within ufology to be largely uninformed of the histories of intelligence agencies. Such people are subsequently ill equipped to identify potential correlations between the intelligence community and ufology.

More than one well educated contact in the UFO community has told me that the vast majority of what they knew about Project MKULTRA they learned as a result of our interactions. Other contacts, well versed in matters of alleged aliens and their methods of operation, have often demonstrated comparatively very little knowledge of the intelligence community. Obviously, an accurate and comprehensive history of American intelligence matters is not included in either typical US college curriculum or popular UFO lore. It is for such reasons that I offer a bit of history on how the public gained access to what is known of Central Intelligence Agency ventures into behavior modification projects such as MKULTRA.

Anya is a Channel: Radiological event in the next 30-120 days

Anya Briggs predicts:
Anya is a Channel: Radiological event in the next 30-120 days: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Radiological event in the next 30-120 days
Have fun taking potshots at me if I am wrong, but this is what I am getting.

I will be very, very happy if I am wrong.

Radiological event - 50-100 days, give or take

Monsanto Now Owns Blackwater (Xe) DarkGovernment

Frightening. I'm ready to get off the planet now.
"Monsanto Now Owns Blackwater (Xe) DarkGovernment: Monsanto Now Owns Blackwater (Xe)

A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation (Blackwater’s Black Ops, 9/15/2010) revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (now called Xe Services) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it."

Friday, April 19, 2013

Brief News Item About Flights

Late last night, listening to Coast to Coast. Aside from the on-going Boston marathon bombing disinformation performance we're witnessing, was an odd little item about flights. Paraphrasing, it went something like this:
"Passengers can expect long delays, up to several hours in some cases, as well as cancellation of some flights. The reason: sequestering and furloughs."
That was it. No who, what, where, why.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Occult Trends & Predictions - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

On Coast to Coast tonight:
Occult Trends and Predictions - Shows - Coast to Coast AM: Director of the Institute for Hermetic Studies, Mark Stavish, is a life-long student of philosophy and mysticism. He'll discuss what he describes as the death of the New Age movement post 2012, the trend of Wicca practitioners turning to more powerful and sometimes frightening rituals of witchcraft, as well as his predictions for changes in social trends based on astrology.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Banned Books 2013: 'Captain Underpants', 'Fifty Shades' Make List Of Most Challenged

Huffington Post reports:
Banned Books 2013: 'Captain Underpants', 'Fifty Shades' Make List Of Most Challenged: No. 1 was a not a story of the bedroom, but the bathroom, Dav Pilkey's "Captain Underpants" books (Offensive language, unsuited for age group), followed by Sherman Alexie's prize-winning "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" (Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit), and Jay Asher's "Thirteen Reasons Why"(Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide). Also on the list, at No. 10, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison's "Beloved" (Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence).

"It's pretty exciting to be on a list that frequently features Mark Twain, Harper Lee, and Maya Angelou," Pilkey said in a statement. "But I worry that some parents might see this list and discourage their kids from reading `Captain Underpants,' even though they have not had a chance to read the books themselves."

Friday, April 12, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Activist Post: Report: New York Confiscating Firearm Permits From Citizens Legally Prescribed Anti-Anxiety Medication

 I find myself betwixt and between; with stories like these. I'm not right wing religious anti-gun control repub, neither am I a smug little leftie. I'm a leftie, but try my best not to be smug. How can I be? I belive in UFOs, aliens, angels, and Bigfoot.

Activist Post: Report: New York Confiscating Firearm Permits From Citizens Legally Prescribed Anti-Anxiety Medication: David A. Schmecker, a Navy veteran with no history of arrests or mental illness, had his guns confiscated during an illegal search of his home after he refused a forced psychological evaluation that was issued simply for seeking a follow-up pain management appointment.

Not having any past history of arrests or mental illness, Schmecker politely refused the evaluation, which was the beginning of what would end up being an illegal seizure of a patriotic veteran's guns during a search that was conducted without a warrant and without any regard for the law.

After Schmecker refused the evaluation, his doctor called his house and heard what he claimed was an "odd" answering machine message that apparently led the doctor to call the police and order a wellness check.

“The police came to my home, and, without any justification whatsoever, hauled me away for a psychiatric evaluation at a local hospital. I submitted to their forceful insistence under duress and fear of arrest or worse," Schmecker told Survive and Thrive TV.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Oregon: House Bill 3014 Would Make Pledge "At least once a day" Mandatory

Daily pledge of allegiance should be required in Oregon schools, lawmaker says | SALEM -- A southern Oregon lawmaker says public schools have become too lax about the Pledge of Allegiance so he has introduced a bill to require districts to buy and display flags in every classroom, and to require a recitation of the pledge at least once a day.
"At least once a day?" The obvious aside -- propaganda, indoctrination, and your general fascist overtones -- the dismal state of budget cuts, curriculum slashing, staff reductions, increased class sizes, and higher academic "standards" teachers and students must reach within this gloomy mess -- but we're going to have time to say the Pledge "at least once" every day?

Naturally, it's a Republican behind this faux feel good patriotic stance:  Rep. Sal Esquivel. House Bill 3014.

Note the language used in the following (italics mine):
Esquivel's bill essentially cracks down on schools that aren't flying flags or ensuring that students get a chance to recite the pledge. It removes language that says schools give students "the opportunity" to say the pledge at least once a week, and replaces it with a requirement that schools provide "a time at least once daily" for a school official or a student to lead students in the traditional flag salute.
"Cracks down."  He's also pushing for charter schools, which get precious little from school districts, to be included in the requirement.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Syngenta Charged for Covering up Livestock Deaths from GM Corn Occupy Monsanto

This is big news, actually. Post, share, link, etc. 
Syngenta Charged for Covering up Livestock Deaths from GM Corn Occupy Monsanto: Biotech giant Syngenta has been criminally charged with denying knowledge that its genetically modified (GM) Bt corn kills livestock during a civil court case that ended in 2007 [1].

Syngenta’s Bt 176 corn variety expresses an insecticidal Bt toxin (Cry1Ab) derived from the bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and a gene conferring resistance to glufosinate herbicides. EU cultivation of Bt 176 was discontinued in 2007. Similar varieties however, including Bt 11 sweet corn are currently cultivated for human and animal consumption in the EU.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

CityScan: the dystopian technology that could make breaking the law impossible | The Verge

CityScan: the dystopian technology that could make breaking the law impossible | The Verge

The above link takes us to a scary event unfolding in urban areas. In Chicago, where all this  started, getting anywhere with municipal bureaucracy is impossible. Kafka is the word. Instead of fixing that problem -- like, oh, you know, hiring a few people to answer questions and approve permits of tax payers -- we now have "City Scan." City Scan is now oozing out into other areas in the U.S.: New York, L.A., etc. City Scan would predict where illegal activity might take place.

On the surface, this may seem like a good thing: creative energy and ideas, working together to improve quality of life in the big city. But connect the dots, as us conspiracy watchers do. Agenda 21 comes to mind. Government land grabs across the country; harassing citizens who would go off the grid, if even a little bit. Arresting urban gardeners who grow vegetables in their front yards, or collect rain water. (People have gone to jail for collecting rain water.) Arrested for feeding the homeless.  Tracking, tracking tracking. Nationally, this country is tracking every one of us in increasing and intrusive ways: through the public schools, through our medical histories, even the homeless are being tracked. All of this is done, we're told, to help us. Data gathering is big time profit, and big time agenda setting. "Help" has nothing to do with it.

: KFC fires employee for being homeless

Refreshing News: KFC fires employee for being homeless:
A Tupelo woman hired earlier this month by a KFC was fired Monday after the franchise owner discovered she’s homeless.

Eunice Jasica has been staying at the Salvation Army lodge since early December after losing her job, her car and her home.

The nonprofit organization requires its residents to seek employment daily and, upon finding it, to pay for lodging and start saving for a place of their own. Jasica said she had been job hunting for months and was relieved to find work on March 11 at the KFC on North Gloster Street.

A document signed by that location’s general manager on March 12 confirms Jasica had been hired to perform “prep work” and would receive a paycheck every two weeks.

But when Jasica reported for duty Monday, franchise owner Chesley Ruff withdrew the job offer upon learning she lived at the Salvation Army.
  Then the excuse was given that, being concerned about  Jasica's age (59) and ability to do the work, the manager wanted to spare her feelings.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Chemtrails Manual Used in Science Course at Air Force Academy Chemtrails Manual Used in Science Course at Air Force Academy |

Chemtrails Manual Used in Science Course at Air Force Academy : Chemtrails Manual Used in Science Course at Air Force Academy |
In 1999, the US Air Force Academy Chemistry Department used a course manual titled “Chemtrails”.

Congressman Kucinich, D-Ohio introduced a Bill – HR 2977 aka the Space Preservation Act of 2001. The word “Chemtrails” appears in the House Resolution and defined as an “Exotic Weapon”
Thanks to "Emlong" at the Daily Grail for link.

FBI to monitor online chats in real-time by 2014 | End the Lie – Independent News

FBI to monitor online chats in real-time by 2014 | End the Lie – Independent News: The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn’t have the ability to monitor everyone’s one-on-one Internet chats in real-time just yet, but the agency’s chief lawyer says all that should soon change.

FBI general counsel Andrew Weissman discussed the Justice Department’s power to put pressure on cyber-criminals during an address last week at the National Press Club in Washington, and during the engagement he opened up about what exactly the country’s top domestic police patrol wants in their bag of tricks: By the years’ end, the attorney says the FBI hopes to be able to snoop on conversations that occur over the Web by gaining access to up-to-the-second feeds of seemingly secretive chats.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bachelor of Science in Drones

You can get a Bachelor's in Droneology. Actually, they call it a"Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Complete with "hands on" experience.

National Database of School Children Launched

Yesterday I posted a link to what the UK is doing with their public schools in terms of private corporations. Government plus private industry equals fascism; that's the definition of fascism. Today I come across this item about the public schools in the U.S. This database is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates:
National Database of School Children Launched - - Protecting Children by Empowering Parents: Last week the SXSWedu Technology Conference in Austin, Texas, featured a new project that has many educational technology companies very excited – and that has many parents angry and deeply concerned. The project is called inBloom – a massive national database of personal information on public school students – and it is already up and running. Largely funded by the pro-internationalist Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the $100 million project contains information on millions of children to date.

So far, at least 9 states are using or planning to use the system: Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina.
But parents in New York are furious that their child’s information is being shared with private companies “to create a national database for businesses that contract with public schools,” according to the New York Daily News.
Note the project's name: 'inBloom.'  The intent is to have the mind call up imagery of spring, new beginnings, growth, happiness -- spring! -- flowers, innocence, joy, children. We make the connections between children and nature, blooming children, growing and being nurtured, just like the flowers.

Data being stored includes identifying information such as name, address, and social security number, along with school grades, attendance, and even information on hobbies, interests, and attitudes toward school.

USDA agricultural census program is a covert surveillance operation to compile government database of food and farm assets

USDA agricultural census program is a covert surveillance operation to compile government database of food and farm assets: (NaturalNews) The USDA "census of agriculture" is a government-run farm surveillance program designed to register and inventory detailed private data on farm assets, operations and personnel. A census form is mailed to each farmer in the United States, accompanied by threats of compliance and a warning that farmers who do not comply will be visited in person by government agents.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

You're More Likely To Go To Jail Than You Think. Take A Look.

You're More Likely To Go To Jail Than You Think. Take A Look.

Utility Companies - The New Terrorists? - YouTube

Utility Companies - The New Terrorists? - YouTube

With threats and bribes, Gove forces schools to accept his phoney 'freedom' | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

Scary indeed. And remember all those staged scenarios in UK schools awhile back? There is a connection; all this working towards the molding of the minds.
With threats and bribes, Gove forces schools to accept his phoney 'freedom' | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian: This is a story about England's schools, but it could just as well describe the razing of state provision throughout the world. In the name of freedom, public assets are being forcibly removed from popular control and handed to unelected oligarchs.

All over England, schools are being obliged to become academies: supposedly autonomous bodies which are often "sponsored" (the government's euphemism for controlled) by foundations established by exceedingly rich people. The break-up of the education system in this country, like the dismantling of the NHS, reflects no widespread public demand. It is imposed, through threats, bribes and fake consultations, from on high.

NYPD Whistleblower Suspended and Sent to Psychiatric Ward, Report Reveals |

NYPD Whistleblower Suspended and Sent to Psychiatric Ward, Report Reveals |

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Jack Reacher Novels: Trickster Conspiracy Theater Frame

Reading a Jack Reacher novel. (Lee Child's series.) Die Trying. Like it. So far. Second Reacher novel I've read. First one was Nothing to Lose. Liked that too -- would have liked it a lot better if not for the end. End was disturbing. SPOILER: Reacher murders people in a pretty terrible way just because...unsure. Yeah, they were scum. Crazy scum. You don't kill on a potentiality.
Anyway. Die Trying. So far, enjoying it. As with the first -- despite the end. Big fan of hard boiled detective outsider type fiction, so discovering the Reacher novels in the staff book exchange bin was a treat. But. One thing I noticed, here, elsewhere, is how "conspiracy theorists" are framed by entertainment culture. Haven't finished Die Trying. Yet. But so far, the racist psychotic sadistic zealots in the novel spew conspiracy theories at the drop of a hat. Detailed, on the mark. Research has been done. Childs has done his homework. So I got to thinking. The conspiracy theories are not without substance. Not at all. What the torturing domestic terrorists believe is true is true. Except. They're believed by dangerous and cruel people who do dangerous and cruel things. So what is the message here? The truth of the conspiracy theories are then not true (or worthy of consideration) because truly crazy characters embrace the truths of these "theories?"
Author Childs politics come through in another way. Through the voice of other characters on the "right side" of things. The FBI. Local police. Average citizens. Even the outsider hero Jack Reacher. All reject the conspiracy rantings of the criminals with tax paying law abiding good citzenship non-racist perspectives. (Throwing in the racist angle adds to the marginalization of "conspiracy theorists" and further demonizes them. As it should. See how that worked? Racist, no one wants to be that. Except for conspiracy nuts.)

No. Haven't finished Die Trying. Will though. Like I said. Big fan of hard boiled pulp type stuff. Adding to the Trickster twisting of conspiracy vibes, is the recent Jack Reacher movie starring Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise, Scientoloigst. Playing an ex-military outsider type. Who, in the books, is described as:

220-250 lbs.,
50" chest
 Ice Blue
3XLT coat, 95 cm. pants' inseam
on the Official Jack Reacher website. Cruise is not any of those things.  Now, haven't read what Childs really thinks, or even the whole book. I could be full of stale cold beans. But so far, the conspiracy theorist framed as psycho killer is an interesting development. Course, this book was written in the late 1990s. Different President, pre-9/11. Just.  Does that matter? Is that fact pertinent? Shrug.

UFO Disclosure Countdown Clock: Chemtrails - TOO HOT For Facebook

Chemtrails. "Too Hot For Facebook" with rare photo of a sprayer's interior.UFO Disclosure Countdown Clock: Chemtrails - TOO HOT For Facebook

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

CVS Pharmacy Wants Workers' Health Information, or They'll Pay a Fine | ABC News Blogs - Yahoo!

CVS Pharmacy Wants Workers' Health Information, or They'll Pay a Fine | ABC News Blogs - Yahoo!: A new policy by CVS Pharmacy requires every one of its nearly 200,000 employees who use its health plan to submit their weight, body fat, glucose levels and other vitals or pay a monthly fine.

Employees who agree to this testing will see no change in their health insurance rates, but those who refuse will have to pay an extra $50 per month - or $600 per year - for the company's health insurance program. All employees have until May 1, 2014, to make an appointment with a doctor and record their vitals.
It's not "voluntary" if you're forced to pay a fine for refusing to reveal your health stats to CVS.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sinister Google Glass

The latest slick new thing is here: Google Glass. Already being tested by happy hipster tech types, a mere $1,500.00 is worth the price. But for others, this is scary news.
Google Glass: Google's sinister glasses will turn the whole world into search giant's spies | Mail Online: Scott Cleland, an internet analyst, told me ‘creepy’ Google Glass technology represented the ‘ultimate escalation of Google’s privacy invasion’.

He says: ‘Say you’re huddled in Starbucks with your spouse and someone next to you is recording your conversation on Google Glass.

Remember, the glasses have no storage capacity so all the information goes directly back to Google’s huge data centres.’

Nick Pickles, of the UK privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch, says Google Glass ‘makes CCTV cameras look trivial . . . the person next to you isn’t just a commuter any more, they’re a Google agent’.

Conspiracy author Jon Rappoport has a lot to say on Google Glass.
For example:
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, has famously said: “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place…and it’s important, for example, that we are subject in the Unite States to the Patriot Act.”

As the NSA captures everything Glass wearers are seeing in real time, Schmidt’s statement will take on added meaning, won’t it? Glass is the Brave New World snitch of snitches.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

From Gizmodo:'Why Is the Navy Building a Shiny Drone Base in Sunny Malibu?'

Gizmodo fluffs this up:Why Is the Navy Building a Shiny Drone Base in Sunny Malibu? It's a good thing, a fun thing, a way cool thing. Shiny drones and all.

Us conspiracy Fortean para-political buffs suspect something far more sinister. Gizmodo is so dense they just let this go right over there heads:
The Navy was a little vague on what exactly these bad guys could be, since "adversaries" and "terrorists" covers about anything imaginable on a boat. Indeed, we were told that "There are times when [the Navy will] pay attention to commercial shipping" off the Californian coast, boats that don't bear any indication of belligerence at all.
Pure propaganda, and obvious propaganda at that; they don't even try. Spying drones intruding on our every day lives? Sure, but that's okay:

Drones in vacation spots are an inevitability. The idea of a beachside xanadu conducting unceasing, expensive, militarized robot flights might sound strange, but it isn't. There will be more bases like that at Point Mugu, spreading around the world like sunburn. There will be drones in California, drones in Texas, drones in Paris, all part of the Pentagon's vision of reshaping its military omnipresence around "lily pads"—light, decentralized bases that house specialized forces and, of course, drones. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Milk Producers Want Artificial Sweetners in Milk, and No Labeling

Artificial Sweeteners in Milk? | Yahoo! Health

In a petition filed with the FDA, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) seek to change the definition of “milk” so that chemical sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose can be used as optional ingredients not listed on the product label.
If the petition—originally filed in 2009 and now under consideration by the FDAis successful, these hidden additives could also be included in 17 other dairy productsincluding whipping cream, low-fat and non-fat yogurt, eggnog, sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, and half-and-half—without requiring any special labeling.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Drones Large and Small Coming to US - Yahoo! News

And there's more (see post below)

Drones Large and Small Coming to US - Yahoo! News: Most of the drones that have begun to appear in the skies above the U.S. homeland don't resemble the Predators or Reapers flown by the U.S. military and CIA above Afghanistan and Pakistan. Instead, these smaller versions of flying, unmanned vehicles almost rival the animal kingdom in their diversity.

Government agencies such as NASA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection operate aircraft-size military drones that take off from runways like airplanes. Labs in the United States have even built tiny drones that look like hummingbirds. But most drones resemble the radio-controlled aircraft and toy helicopters flown by hobbyists for decades, capable of taking off horizontally, vertically or by being thrown into the air like a trained falcon or hawk.

Activist Post: Insect Drone Swarms to be "Hidden in Plain Sight"

Avid bird watchers, such as myself, might be interesting in times to come:Activist Post: Insect Drone Swarms to be "Hidden in Plain Sight"

Friday, February 15, 2013

Meteor sparks rumors, conspiracy theories in Russia - World News

From Meteor sparks rumors, conspiracy theories in Russia - World News:
A U.S. weapon test?
In the political realm, Russian Liberal Democrat leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who is known for his controversial statements, blamed the blast not on a meteor, but on the United States testing a new weapon.

“You’re like some primitive tribe. What meteorite?” he said, according to “When something falls – it’s man-made. People are warmongers and provocateurs.”

And little earthquakes in Tonopah,Nevada (proving grounds) right after N. Korea's test -- does give one to pause. Oh, and a 6.6 yesterday in Druzhina, Russia.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

DHS watchdog: DHS can search all your devices within 100 mi of US border - Boing Boing

DHS watchdog: DHS can search all your devices within 100 mi of US border - Boing Boing: The DHS office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties -- a watchdog that's supposed to keep the DHS in check -- has concluded that it's fine for the DHS to stop anyone within 100 miles of the US border, without any suspicion or warrant, and search all the data on all their devices. But they won't say why:

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Ayn Rand: Queen of the Universe

The Incredibly Insensitive Things The Disconnected Fools Say:
Idaho State Senator John Goedde, who chairs that state Senate’s Education Committee, introduced a bill this week that would require all students to read Ayn Rand’s book “Atlas Shrugged” before they can graduate. Goedde explained that the book made his son a Republican and that it “certainly gives one a sense of personal responsibility.”
That item is from truthout's Thom Hartman and Sam Sacks article on this madness. They remind us of what corporations are, and who they serve:

Ayn Rand: Queen of the Universe: As Harry Moser, the founder of the Reshoring Initiative,argued in The Economist, “Corporations are not created by the shareholders or the management. Rather they are created by the state. They are granted important privileges by the state (limited liability, eternal life, etc). They are granted these privileges because the state expects them to do something beneficial for the society that makes the grant. They may well provide benefits to other societies, but their main purpose is to provide benefits to the societies (not to the shareholders, not to management, but to the societies) that create them.”

Sadly, this understanding of how democratic republics work - and why - has been lost this generation.

And Ayn Rand’s disciples are making sure the next generation never finds it again.

One way that's happening is proposals like Senator John Goedde's.

IntelHub: FAA Releases New Drone List – Is Your Town on the Map? :

Not only law enforcement agencies of various kinds, but universities. Including Oregon State; also in Oregon, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. FAA Releases New Drone List – Is Your Town on the Map? :

Friday, January 25, 2013

Anti Conspiracy Theorists

Anti Conspiracy Theorists:
"I'm not saying that governments don't lie, but a conspiracy like that would have to involve 100's of people. You can't hide something like that."
RESPONSE: "You're absolutely right. I agree with you 100%. It is impossible to totally cover up a conspiracy so massive. That's why I know about it! What you must understand is that they don't have to cover it up totally. Even a bucket that has a few leaks can still do the job of carrying water from here to there! They only need to fool 80% of the public, which isn't hard to do when you control the major networks and newspapers. The 10-20% that do figure it out (and the fewer still who will dare to speak their minds about it) can be very easily marginalized with the propaganda label "conspiracy theorist." The 80% + never take us critical thinkers seriously because they want to be part of the majority. This is known as groupthink. (*Note: When saying "conspiracy theorist", always hold your two hands up as you make sarcastic quote marks with your fingers.)
(The Ridicule Trick) "That's ridiculous (as he rolls his eyes). Do you really believe that nonsense?"
RESPONSE: "Can I ask you an honest question?" (Wait for "yes") Do you consider yourself an open minded, critical thinking person - yes or no? (Wait for "yes") Then how can you possibly ridicule an opinion when you haven't even done 10 minutes of research into the matter? That's kind of ignorant don't you think?" (Wait for response.)
. "Not
"Not everything that happens in the world is a conspiracy!"
RESPONSE: "Not everything is a conspiracy, but nor is NOTHING a conspiracy either. Wouldn't you agree that we should evaluate each case independently and with an open mind?" (Wait for response.)

And so on.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Monsanto Cucumbers Cause Genital Baldness -- Immediately Banned in Nova Scotia | The Lapine

Monsanto Cucumbers Cause Genital Baldness -- Immediately Banned in Nova Scotia | The Lapine: A six-month study by AgriSearch, an on-campus research arm of Dalhousie University, has shown that genetically modified (GM) cucumbers grown under license to Monsanto Inc. result in serious side effects including total groin hair loss and chafing in "sensitive areas", leading to the immediate and total ban of sales of all that company's crop and subsequent dill pickles.

The tracking study of 643 men and women in Nova Scotia came about after reports began to surface about bald field mice and the bald feral cats that ate them being discovered by farmers on acreages growing the new crop.

"The bald wild animals raised a huge flag and we immediately obtained subpoenas for the medical records of all 600 plus adults who took part in focus groups and taste tests of the cucumbers by Monsanto in Canada," said Dr. Nancy Walker, Director of Public Health Research at Dalhousie. "Fully 3/4 of the people who ate these cukes had their crotch area hair fall out. This is not a joking matter at all...these people now have hairless heinies."

Let the Trollings Begin! 'CIA Media Infiltration, Operation Mockingbird, & Now Legal Internet Trolls'

From the article on corporate/government internet trolling:
CIA Media Infiltration, Operation Mockingbird, & Now Legal Internet Trolls | Conscious Life News: Last year it was confirmed that the U.S. Military has been manipulating social media by using fake identities to influence conversations and spread pro-American propaganda. It’s called “Online Persona Management Services.” Under the Centcom contract, it allows the creation of up to 10 fake online persona’s, known as “sock puppets,” for every service man or woman working on the program.

Its purpose is to control free speech according to an article that appeared in the Guardian titled Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media:

“The project has been likened by web experts to China’s attempts to control and restrict free speech on the internet. Critics are likely to complain that it will allow the US military to create a false consensus in online conversations, crowd out unwelcome opinions and smother commentaries or reports that do not correspond with its own objectives.”

The goal, the article goes on to inform us, is simply " counter extremists and enemy propaganda outside of the U.S., saying that it would be unlawful to address U.S. audiences."

Except. 2013 brings us a new law that "...allows the U.S government to legally carry out misinformation campaigns against U.S. citizens."

As the article points out, none of this is surprising, nor, just because the government publicly states a particular program is no longer in play, doesn't mean a thing. It just means that's what they say, not what they do.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

TSA Removing Body Scanners: False Flag Preparation?

I think the subtitle to this blog should be "Or am I getting too paranoid?" Yet, my first feeling/thought that came up strong and loud when I came across the news:
TSA removing 'virtual strip search' body scanners - Washington (CNN) -- Airport body scanners that produce graphic images of travelers' bodies will be removed from checkpoints by June, the Transportation Security Administration says, ending what critics called "virtual strip searches."

Passengers will continue to pass through machines that display a generic outline of the human body, raising fewer privacy concerns.

The TSA move came after Rapiscan, the manufacturer of the 174 so-called "backscatter" machines, acknowledged it could not meet a congressional-ordered deadline to install privacy software on the machines.
...was that we will soon see an event in an airport involving guns; possibly a shooting. (Or threat of shooting that, fortunately, did not happen.)A mock domestic or non-domestic terrorist act, whether a lone shooter or something more involved. Though I think a lone shooter is the most likely. So scanners back in place, only even more intrusive -- a new, "improved" version taking even more data from travelers. And in all this, the controversy over gun control (and with it, mental health issues, Big Pharma, and the laws surrounding all that) will continue. Nothing will ever get done; no one ends up being satisfied, not the NRA, not the gun control people, not the left, not the right. But most will think we are, as we flail around in this mad dance.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Activist Post: What You DON'T Say Might be Held Against You

Activist Post: What You DON'T Say Might be Held Against You: It's hard to believe, but yet another entrenched constitutional right is up for debate to be trampled upon: the right to remain silent. This right, in fact, even goes beyond the U.S. Constitution and has become a chestnut of virtue for all: silence is golden. Well, apparently not anymore if the Supreme Court sides for the police in the case of Salinas vs. Texas.

The case stems from a 1992 double-murder where police questioned Genevevo Salinas who was reported to have attended a party of the deceased. After Salinas voluntarily agreed to answer questions of the attending police officers, he refused one question: whether shotgun shells that were found at the scene would match a gun taken from the apartment. Instead, officers would later testify that his body language answered for him:

he 'looked down at the floor, shuffled his feet, bit his bottom lip, clinched his hands in his lap, began to tighten up.' (Source)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Douchebag of The Year 2012 (Along With a Political Rant) From WitchesBrewPress's Blog

A good rant about the ranters from an artist and a blogger "Witchi poo." Couldn't agree more.

Douchebag of The Year 2012 (Along With a Political Rant) WitchesBrewPress's Blog: Now believe it or not, this award does not go to Barack Obama, or Mitt Romney. You would think especially Romney, but no. Let Romney fade away towards much needed obscurity. Actually the douchebag of the year award goes to anyone who caught their panties in a bunch because Romney didn’t win.

That’s right. They know who they are. Those are the ones who went on Facebook, screaming until they are blue in the face, throwing childish temper tantrums all because their man didn’t get the vote. Those who hastily put together online petitions to secede from the rest of the United States all because they didn’t want Obama as president. Those who threatened to leave the U.S. because Obama won a second term. Oh gee, thought you would’ve left by now. Guess you didn’t have enough frequent flier miles. Oh boo hoo fucking hoo.

Paul Ryan Once Again Sponsors the Bill That Would Make It Possible for Women's Rapists to Sue Them

Laura Beck at Jezebel reports on Paul Ryan's latest chiiling clownery.
Paul Ryan Once Again Sponsors the Bill That Would Make It Possible for Women's Rapists to Sue Them: In an unsurprising turn of events, Ryan has signed on as cosponsor to the Sanctity of Human Life Act again. The original bill — which declares that life begins with fertilization, and would give states the right to ban all abortion, even in the cases involving incest, rape, or the life of the mother — thankfully died in Congress in 2011.

But now it's baaaaack, which is scary because not only is the above terrifying, there's all sorts of other creepy shit hidden in this monster. Like, if a woman who was raped in a state that banned abortions went to a state that didn't ban abortions and had an abortion? Her rapist could theoretically sue to stop the abortion from happening, and probably win.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

PressTV - US school district votes guns for janitors to protect students

Following the nation's thread of paranoid concern and focus on the wrong issues, another school has voted to arm school personnel.

School board voted to arm custodians. Don't worry, they'll have a "2 day training." Parents were not asked for input. It's not clear from this news item if custodians can opt out; in other words, is this voluntary? Either way, they are required to purchase their own firearms. I assume the training is paid for by the district.

PressTV - US school district votes guns for janitors to protect students: n a message to parents on the school district's website, Superintendent Jamison Grime announced that the school board decided, in a 5-0 vote, to arm staff in order to "substantially enhance and strengthen our security efforts."

According to local reports, school janitors, all men, will buy their own guns. Teachers and others with direct supervision of students, however, will not be armed.

Amid concerns that the decision was made without parental input, Grime further noted that the cleaning staff will not begin carrying guns until they complete a “two-day course” in March.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Incredibly Insensitive Things The Disconnected Fools Say: Ted Nugent unloads: Gun owners the next Rosa Parks

Ted Nugent unloads: Gun owners the next Rosa Parks: “There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed.”

The American Spectator : Joy Behar Does Sharia

One of those can't quite get my mind around this one moments because of the source: conservative-take-back-America-right-wing perspective. But in this, they have good points. While the Republicans are notoriously well, just are, the left (of which I have no problem identifying with) is equally notoriously naive in some areas, including this one.The American Spectator : Joy Behar Does Sharia

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Police drug search intrudes on husband's final moments with deceased wife | Deseret News

Police drug search intrudes on husband's final moments with deceased wife | Deseret News: A man says Vernal police disrupted an intimate moment of mourning with his deceased wife of 58 years when they searched his house for her prescription medication without a warrant within minutes of her death.

Barbara Alice Mahaffey died of colon cancer in her bedroom last May. Ben D. Mahaffey, 80, said he was distraught and trying to make sure his wife's body would be taken to the funeral home with dignity, when he says officers insisted he help them look for the drugs.

"I was holding her hand saying goodbye when all the intrusion happened," he told the Deseret News.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

And so the fear fueled insanity continues: Utah town makes arming households a top priority

Utah town makes arming households a top priority - Yahoo! News: Officials in a small Utah town want to make sure every head of household has a firearm and knows how to use it, and they want to give school teachers training with guns too. (italics mine)

Spring City Councilman Neil Sorensen first proposed an ordinance requiring a gun in every household in the town of 1,000. The rest of the council scoffed at making it a requirement, but they unanimously agreed to move forward with an ordinance "recommending" the idea.

The council also approved funding to offer concealed firearms training Friday to the 20 teachers and administrators at the local elementary school.

"It sends a statement that criminals better think twice," Sorensen told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "If a teacher would have had a concealed weapon in Sandy Hook, I think the death loss would have been fewer. If sane, trained people had guns, they could have shot back."

"Paranoia runs deep . . . " not that there's anything wrong with that.Wake UP!

Texas school can force teenagers to wear locator chip: judge - Yahoo! News

Scary. But, while this judge ruled in favor of chipping, it's not over yet:

Texas school can force teenagers to wear locator chip: judge - Yahoo! News: SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A public school district in Texas can require students to wear locator chips when they are on school property, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday in a case raising technology-driven privacy concerns among liberal and conservative groups alike.

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia said the San Antonio Northside School District had the right to expel sophomore Andrea Hernandez, 15, from a magnet school at Jay High School, because she refused to wear the device, which is required of all students.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Incredibly Stupid Things the Disconnected Say:Ann Coulter Wants To Publish Names Of Women Seeking Abortions (video) | Americans Against the Tea Party

Ann Coulter Wants To Publish Names Of Women Seeking Abortions (video) | Americans Against the Tea Party: Ann Coulter thinks that if newspapers are going to publish the names of people who have gun permits then they should also publish the names of women who had abortions because “mothers might want to know what other women on their street might be willing to murder a child.”