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Brainwash Update: Who Smeared Hemp, and Why? (Video - 5 minutes)
Source: RT Submitted: 05/24/2016
Abby Martin takes a look at the real reason why hemp was made illegal in the US, the truth might surprise you.  Watch here »
Flashback: Joseph Stiglitz Explains IMF/World Bank "Assistance"
Source: GregPalast.com Submitted: 05/23/2016
--Joseph Stiglitz was Chief Economist of the World Bank. To a great extent, the new world economic order was his theory come to life.

I "debriefed" Stigltiz over several days, at Cambridge University, in a London hotel and finally in Washington in April 2001 during the big confab of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

--There's an Assistance Strategy for every poorer nation, designed, says the World Bank, after careful in-country investigation. But according to insider Stiglitz, the Bank's staff 'investigation' consists of close inspection of a nation's 5-star hotels. It concludes with the Bank staff meeting some begging, busted finance minister who is handed a 'restructuring agreement' pre-drafted for his 'voluntary' signature (I have a selection of these).

Each nation's economy is individually analyzed, then, says Stiglitz, the Bank hands every minister the same exact four-step program.

Step One is Privatization - which Stiglitz said could more accurately be called, 'Briberization.' Rather than object to the sell-offs of state industries, he said national leaders - using the World Bank's demands to silence local critics - happily flogged their electricity and water companies. "You could see their eyes widen" at the prospect of 10% commissions paid to Swiss bank accounts for simply shaving a few billion off the sale price of national assets.
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How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M
Source: NYpost.com Submitted: 05/22/2016
Ronald Reagan was severely criticized in 1989 when, after he left office, he was paid $2 million for a couple of speeches in Japan. “The founding fathers would have been stunned that an occupant of the highest office in this land turned it into bucks,” sniffed a Columbia professor.

So what would Washington and Jefferson make of Hillary Rodham Clinton? Mandatory financial disclosures released this month show that, in just the two years from April 2013 to March 2015, the former first lady, senator and secretary of state collected $21,667,000 in “speaking fees,” not to mention the cool $5 mil she corralled as an advance for her 2014 flop book, “Hard Choices.”
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"INFLUENCING" THE MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT WITH MONEY (Video - 2 minutes)
Source: YouTube.com Submitted: 05/19/2016
Dr. Peter Rost is a former vice president of marketing at Pfizer and a whistleblower of the pharmaceutical industry. Author of "The Whistleblower, Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman," Rost is an insider expert on big pharma marketing.  Watch here »
Court Backs Snowden, Strikes Secret Laws
Source: Bloomberg.com Submitted: 05/17/2016
In a major vindication for Edward Snowden -- and a blow for the national security policy pursued by Republicans and Democrats alike -- the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency’s metadata collection program is unlawful. This is the most serious blow to date for the legacy of the USA Patriot Act and the surveillance overreach that followed 9/11.

The central question depended on the meaning of the word "relevant": Was the government's collection relevant to an investigation when it collects all the metadata for any phone call made to or from anywhere in the U.S.?

The court said no. That was the right decision -- not so much because it protects privacy, as because it broke the bad precedent of secret law created by the NSA and endorsed by the secret national security court known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
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David Stockman: Get Out Of The Casino—-2% Upside, 40% Downside (Video)
Source: DavidStockmansContraCorner.com Submitted: 05/15/2016
.  Watch here »
The Outsiders: Trump and Sanders
Source: JoePlummer.com Submitted: 05/11/2016
--Based on the information contained in Tragedy and Hope 101, I suppose it's understandable why I haven't paid much attention to this election cycle. That said, I had originally heard a few things about Trump that I found encouraging, and watching "the Establishment" attack him earned a few brownie points. I even thought: "What would happen if Trump chose Ron Paul as his running mate; wouldn't that be something?"

Considering what I've recently learned about Trump, it seems pretty unlikely that he'd ever consider a man like Ron Paul as VP. It's equally unlikely that Ron Paul would accept the offer. One thing is for sure: There is no way I would endorse (let alone vote for) Trump. I've seen too many of his type during my research over the years...they're unfit for power.
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US Struggles to Convince Iraqis it Doesn't Support ISIS
Source: DailyMail.co.uk Submitted: 05/11/2016
--Despite spending more than $10 million on public outreach in Iraq last year, the U.S. government appears to have made little headway in dispelling such rumors.

An unscientific survey by the State Department of Iraqi residents last year found that 40 percent believe that U.S. policy is working to 'destabilize Iraq and control its natural resources,' and a third believe America 'supports terrorism in general and (IS) specifically.'

Skepticism about U.S. motives is deeply rooted in Iraq, where many still blame the chaos after the 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein on American malice rather than incompetence.
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The Founders’ Word: Void
Source: TenthAmendmentCenter.com Submitted: 05/08/2016
--Whether it’s blocking federal gun control, rejecting mass surveillance, ending asset forfeiture, or even bringing down the Federal Reserve, the focus should be on individuals and states, not federal courts and federal elections.

This is just what Thomas Jefferson advised as well. In response to powers “which have not been delegated,” he told us that nullification is the “rightful remedy.”
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TTIP - Economic Imperialism
Source: Paul Craig Roberts Submitted: 05/06/2016
--Greenpeace secured and leaked the secret TTIP documents that Washington and global corporations are pushing on Europe. The official documents prove that my description of these “partnerships” when they first appeared in the news is totally correct.

These so-called “free trade agreements” are not trade agreements. The purpose of the “partnerships,” which were drafted by global corporations, is to make corporations immune to the laws of sovereign countries in which they do business. Any country’s sovereign law whether social, environmental, food safety, labor protections—any law or regulation—that impacts a corporation’s profits is labeled a “restraint on trade.” The “partnerships” permit corporations to file a suit that overturns the law or regulation and also awards the corporation damages paid by the taxpayers of the country that tried to protect its environment or the safety of its food and workers.

The law suit is not heard in the courts of the country or in any court. It is heard in a corporate tribunal in which corporations serve as judge, jury, and prosecutor.
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Here, Paul Craig Roberts debates Sean O’Grady on the issue:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qCqflqIN2s
The EU – A CIA Covert Operation
Source: Antiwar.com Submitted: 05/02/2016
--The “European Movement,” which was and still is the “grassroots” organization that relentlessly pushed for the creation of a European super-state, was financed to the tune of $1 million a year by the “American Committee for a United Europe” (ACUE), which was founded by Allen Dulles, who was at that point chairing a committee tasked with looking at how to organize the nascent CIA, and William “Wild Bill” Donovan, who had been head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), forerunner of the CIA.

-- Covert US financial support to the European federalist movement never amounted to “less than half” of the various groups’ budgets. The money was funneled through the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and other private conduits. The head of the Ford Foundation was Paul Hoffman, a former OSS official who played a major leadership role in the ACUE.

-- Globalism is the name of the game for our deracinated elites, and nationalism – of any kind, including the American variety – is the enemy. That’s why we’re seeing both the Obama administration and the ostensibly “Conservative” Party leadership of the British state undertake a combined assault against Euro-skepticism and the threat of “xenophobia.” If you don’t want to see your country absorbed into the Euro-Borg, then you’re a “racist,” a right-wing extremist, and a hate-criminal to boot.
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And of course the CIA was created by Allen Dulles during the CFR-directed "War and Peace Studies." ...and who created the CFR? That would be "the Network" (identified by Quigley), which set out to bring “all the habitable portions of the world under their control.” It's all pretty simple when you know the history.

If you're new to this site and want more info on "the history," here's a short / free book: www.TragedyAndHope.INFO
Wartime Washington Lives In Luxury...Guess Who Pays The Bills? (Video)
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report Submitted: 04/30/2016
The peddlers of fear clean up while the rest of us pay the bill. How do they do it? Today's special guest is American Conservative Magazine Contributing Editor Kelley Vlahos.  Read full article »
Decades of Textbook Teaching Overturned: Brain is Linked to Immune System
Source: Virginia.edu Submitted: 04/30/2016
It’s a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching: researchers at the School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.

--“I just said one sentence: ‘They’ll have to rewrite the textbooks.’ There has never been a lymphatic system for the central nervous system, and it was very clear from that first singular observation — and they’ve done many studies since then to bolster the finding — that it will fundamentally change the way people look at the central nervous system’s relationship with the immune system,” Lee said.

--The unexpected presence of the lymphatic vessels raises a tremendous number of questions that now need answers, both about the workings of the brain and the diseases that plague it. For example, take Alzheimer’s disease. “In Alzheimer’s, there are accumulations of big protein chunks in the brain,” Kipnis said. “We think they may be accumulating in the brain because they’re not being efficiently removed by these vessels.” He noted that the vessels look different with age, so the role they play in aging is another avenue to explore. And there’s an enormous array of other neurological diseases, from autism to multiple sclerosis, that must be reconsidered in light of the presence of something science insisted did not exist.
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So think about that for a minute...all the way up until the 21st century, this connection was completely unknown to science (and, along with it, all of the potential implications regarding its effect on our health).

If the relatively simple (and ancient) process of mapping the human body can still reveal unexpected structures, imagine what might still be unknown about the FAR MORE complex synergistic effects of mass vaccinating a young / developing immune system. Those who suggest that the "science is settled" on this issue are being ridiculous.
Beware Americans Bearing Gifts: NGOs as Trojan Horses
Source: CorbettReport.com Submitted: 04/30/2016
--If you’re watching the newswires closely enough, you’ll start to notice a pattern:

Kyrgyzstan has just stripped USAID of its special privileges in their country.

And Russia has just officially declared the National Endowment for Democracy to be an undesirable NGO in the territory of Russia.

And China has just introduced a Foreign NGO Management Law that will require overseas NGOs to register with the government and have their activities more closely monitored.

And in 2013, Bolivia kicked USAID out of the country with Ecuador following suit later the same year.

And earlier this year the Indian government added the Ford Foundation to a security watch list and will hold all payments from the fund for approval before disbursements are made.

What on earth is going on? Why are all of these countries (including 3 of the 5 BRICS members and other countries in 2D geopolitical conflict with the US) kicking out all of these US-based nongovernmental and quasi-governmental entities? Why would they be opposed to charity and aid?
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The above is excerpted from the Corbett Report's membership area.

James is doing a LOT of great work. Please consider becoming a member today. (You get to choose the subscription price; it can be as little as $1 per month.) This is a truly excellent resource.

https://www.corbettreport.com/members/
Mass surveillance silences minority opinions, according to study
Source: WashingtonPost.com Submitted: 04/28/2016
--The “spiral of silence” is a well-researched phenomenon in which people suppress unpopular opinions to fit in and avoid social isolation. It has been looked at in the context of social media and the echo-chamber effect, in which we tailor our opinions to fit the online activity of our Facebook and Twitter friends. But this study adds a new layer by explicitly examining how government surveillance affects self-censorship.  Read full article »
So, if the Network (representing a tiny minority), can create the illusion of "majority opinion," it can manipulate the REAL majority into remaining silent. (This, of course, reinforces the illusion and perpetuates the "spiral of silence.") Pretty clever, huh?
Snowden: Official Movie Trailer (Video)
Source: YouTube.com Submitted: 04/28/2016
Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it off makes for one of the most compelling films of the year.  Watch here »
The clip was posted about a day ago and already has 2.2 million views...good to see so much interest.
Edward Snowden Sped Up Spread of Encryption by 7 Years
Source: TheIntercept.com Submitted: 04/28/2016
--“As a result of the Snowden revelations, the onset of commercial encryption has accelerated by seven years,” James Clapper said during a breakfast for journalists hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

The shortened timeline has had “a profound effect on our ability to collect, particularly against terrorists,” he said.

When pressed by The Intercept to explain his figure, Clapper said it came from the National Security Agency. “The projected growth maturation and installation of commercially available encryption — what they had forecasted for seven years ahead, three years ago, was accelerated to now, because of the revelation of the leaks.”

Asked if that was a good thing, leading to better protection for American consumers from the arms race of hackers constantly trying to penetrate software worldwide, Clapper answered no.

“From our standpoint, it’s not … it’s not a good thing,” he said.
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I suppose it's only appropriate that this event was hosted by one of the "Establishment-" controlled media outlets identified by Carroll Quigley:

"The American branch of this “English Establishment” exerted much of its influence through five American newspapers (The New York Times, New York Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, and the lamented Boston Evening Transcript). In fact, the editor of the Christian Science Monitor was the chief American correspondent (anonymously)…It might be mentioned that the existence of this Wall Street, Anglo-American axis is quite obvious once it is pointed out." --Tragedy and Hope, page 953
Deutsche Bank Turns on the Gold-fix Cartel
Source: F. William Engdahl Submitted: 04/25/2016
Deutsche Bank, Germany’s once-respected giant bank, has admitted being a party–together with a cartel of major Wall Street and select other international banks–in deliberately manipulating the price of gold over a period of years. As well, the German bank, in a court settlement with litigants in a US court, has agreed to name the names of other big banks involved in the criminal enterprise. As this drama unfolds in coming weeks and months, the world may well see the price of gold soar to new heights to reflect the true global market demand. This is huge.  Read full article »
Killing Civilians: Drone Whistleblowers Step Out of the Shadows
Source: GlobalResearch.ca Submitted: 04/25/2016
--Kennebeck’s interviewees are among at least a dozen whistleblowers who have stepped forward, or are preparing to do so, in order to denounce Washington’s drone wars as morally unjustified, as in fact nightmares both for those who fight them and those living in the lands that are on the receiving end. The realities of the day-in, day-out war they fought for years were, as they tell it, deeply destructive and filled with collateral damage of every sort. Worse yet, drone operators turn out to have little real idea about, and almost no confirmation of, whom exactly they’ve blown away.

“It’s so primitive, raw, stripped-down death. This is real. It’s not a joke,” says Heather, an imagery analyst whose job was to look at the streaming video coming in from drones over war zones and interpret the grainy images for senior commanders in the kill chain.

“You see someone die because you said it was okay to kill them. I was always shaking. Sometimes I would just go to the bathroom and just sit on the toilet. I mean just sit there in my uniform and just cry.”

Advocates of drone war believe, as do many of its critics, that it minimizes casualties. These Air Force veterans have, however, stepped forward to tell us that such claims simply aren’t true. In a study of what can be known about drone killings, the human rights group Reprieve has confirmed this reality vividly, finding that, in Pakistan, in attempts to take out 41 men, American drones actually killed an estimated 1,147 people (while not all of the 41 targeted figures even died). In other words, this hasn’t proved to be a war on terror, but a war of terror, a reality the drone whistleblowers confirm.

--Like Heather, Daniel has so far survived his own drone-war-induced mental health issues, but in his post-drone life he’s run into a formidable enemy: the U.S. government. On August 8, 2014, he estimates that as many as 50 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided his house, seizing documents and his electronics.

“The government suspects that he is a source of information about the [drone] program that the government doesn’t want out there,” says Jesselyn Radack, his lawyer and herself a former Department of Justice whistleblower. “To me, that’s simply an attempt to silence whistleblowers, and it doesn’t surprise me that that happens to the very few people who have been brave enough to speak out against the drone program.”
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I'm sure if the Chinese were using this approach to "fight terrorism" in the US, nobody would complain or harbor resentment...right?
Greenwald VS Former NSA Director Hayden (Video - 3 minutes)
Source: YouTube.com Submitted: 04/24/2016
Greenwald: [The government says] "Don't worry, we're collecting all your data but it's very well protected."

Aside from the fact that history proves you can't trust government to collect information and not abuse it, think about this fact: the NSA is an agency where Edward Snowden sat for many months and downloaded all of their most sensitive documents. They had no idea that he was doing it. To this day, they have no idea what he took...Does that sound like a very well managed system [that] you can trust with all of your data?"
 Watch here »
Limbaugh: Republican Establishment Will Vote For Hillary Over Trump (Audio)
Source: DailyCaller.com Submitted: 04/21/2016
Rush Limbaugh: "The Republican establishment is prepared to vote for Hillary Clinton if it means holding onto their fiefdoms.”

Later Limbaugh argued, “In fact, if Ted Cruz is the nominee and loses the general, the party will be happy. They’ll be able to blame the loss on conservatives and conservatism and be done — once and for all — with conservatism in the party.”
 Listen here »
The best part for me is watching people finally realize how incredibly corrupt the so-called "democratic process" is. The Establishment Republicans will continue doing everything they can to block Trump (even if it means a Hillary victory) and the Establishment Democrats will use every dirty trick in the book to give Hillary the advantage. Those of us who supported Ron Paul watched them change rules, lie and smear on a grand scale. Now, everyone else is getting to see it for themselves. I think it's good for the country.
What Did Fed Chairman Yellen Tell Obama?
Source: RonPaulInstitute.org Submitted: 04/19/2016
This week, President Obama and Vice President Biden held a hastily arranged secret meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. According to the one paragraph statement released by the White House following the meeting, Yellen, Obama, and Biden simply “exchanged notes” about the economy and the progress of financial reform. Because the meeting was held behind closed doors, the American people have no way of knowing what else the three might have discussed.

Yellen’s secret meeting at the White House followed an emergency secret Federal Reserve Board meeting. The Fed then held another secret meeting to discuss bank reform. These secret meetings come on the heels of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s estimate that first quarter GDP growth was .01 percent, dangerously close to the official definition of recession.

Thus the real reason for all these secret meetings could be a panic that the Fed’s eight year explosion of money creation has not just failed to revive the economy, but is about to cause another major market meltdown.
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The Spanish-American War with James Perloff (Video)
Source: CorbettReport.com Submitted: 04/17/2016
Today we talk to James Perloff of JamesPerloff.com about his article on the war, "Trial Run for Interventionism," and how the bankers used their media and political connections to launch the war and introduce foreign interventionism to the American psyche.  Watch here »
This is the template that psychopaths use to overcome our natural aversion to war. ...Excellent case study.
The Desperate Attack on Gun Rights Continues
Source: DownsizeDC.org Submitted: 04/16/2016
--Due to a tax dispute, with the IRS, he was convicted of a nonviolent felony. He served time and was fined. He previously had a carry license. But he lost his rights to possess a firearm. He cannot even hunt or skeet shoot, both activities he previously enjoyed.

Worse others, who lived with him, lost their right to have an accessible firearm in his house -- despite being innocent of any "crime."

Do you get that? The "law" is being used like a bowling ball, and this healer, who has hurt no one, is the lead pin. But the patient and plodding Gun Prohibitionists get a Strike! by making his infraction bowl over the rights of everyone in his household.

The statists keep criminalizing, well, anything. With each Strike!, more Americans lose their gun rights for nonviolent offenses -- perhaps even if they committed no crime.

Now, we can make a difference in this matter, in a place where our attorneys have won before. There's a case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. It's called Hamilton v. Pallozzi. Here are the details…
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De Niro Debates Autism’s Link To Vaccines On TODAY Show (Video)
Source: OpenSourceTruth.com Submitted: 04/13/2016
De Niro, who has an autistic child, comments on the decision to pull the anti-vaccination film “Vaxxed” from this year’s lineup, even though he says, “I think the movie is something that people should see,” and he questions statistics on vaccine-preventable diseases. De Niro does a fantastic job here & seems genuine & very passionate about the film & the public's right to see it.  Watch here »
Corbett Report: Tragedy and Hope 101 (Video - 30 minutes)
Source: StopTheLie.com Submitted: 04/13/2016
Clocking in at 1300 pages of small print text, Carroll Quigley's seminal work, Tragedy and Hope, is an intimidating and weighty tome. Today we talk to Joe Plummer of JoePlummer.com about his guide to Quigley's massive book. Available as a free e-book or as a paperback or kindle purchase and dubbed Tragedy and Hope 101, Plummer's guide condenses, summarizes, explains and footnotes the highlights and lowlights of the text so you can understand the nature of the conspiratorial network that Quigley exposed and why this information is so important.  Watch here »
James did a great job with this interview. We covered some topics that don't usually come up when discussing Tragedy and Hope 101.

I've gone ahead and created an "interviews" page (linked above). At the time of this posting, the Corbett Report interview is at the top of the page.
Think You're Old at 50? This Guy Has Got You Beat by 46 Years!
Source: Vice.com Submitted: 04/13/2016
The London-born ex-dentist, who now lives in Switzerland, is arguably the fittest senior citizen on the planet. He's also a body-builder, a public speaker, a writer, a rower, a wakeboarder, an entrepreneur, and a budding fashion designer, planning his own line in elderly couture. But more than anything, he is a professional death defier who hasn't just slowed the ravages of aging, but reversed them all together: where once white pubic hairs grew, he says, brown ones now flourish.  Read full article »
Dumb and Dumber – From Negative Interest Rates to Helicopter Money
Source: Mises.org Submitted: 04/10/2016
We’ve all run into someone who thinks that all it take to bring about prosperity is to give everyone a million dollars. If everyone is a millionaire, we’ll all be rich and be able to afford anything we want, or so the thinking goes. Any sound economist knows that wouldn’t be the case, however. If everyone were given a million dollars the increased amount of money chasing the existing stock of goods would merely result in a massive rise in prices. No one would be better off, at least not once prices were once again equilibrated. The concept of giving everyone a million dollars is so absurd that no one takes it seriously. That is, they don’t take it seriously when a million dollars is the proposed amount. When the amount is smaller, all of a sudden it becomes a viable and increasingly-discussed policy proposal: helicopter money.  Read full article »
Obama Administration Releases Fast And Furious Documents
Source: ZeroHedge.com Submitted: 04/10/2016
After four long years of ensuring the detail behind the US Government’s role in running guns to Mexico (aka "Fast and Furious") never saw the light of day, the "most transparent administration in history" has finally released the requested documents to the House Oversight Committee. It is not lost on anyone that this is taking place well after it could do any significant damage to the Obama administration.

The release of the documents was ordered by a US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson on January 19th, ending a long saga that actually saw the House vote then Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of congress for withholding requested information. Of course the DOJ decided not to prosecute itself on that matter.
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JOHN McAFEE: A time bomb is hidden beneath the Panama Papers
Source: BusinessInsider.com Submitted: 04/10/2016
--The release contained 11.5 million documents chronicling the formation and actions of 214,000 offshore companies along with the names and manipulations of more than 14,000 clients. Among the clients are:

*12 heads of state
*More than 150 politicians
*29 billionaires on the Forbes list
*Multiple financiers of terrorism
*Nuclear-weapons proliferators
*Prominent sports and entertainment figures
*Numerous CIA-linked companies

Implicated as well are dozens of major banks that worked with Mossack Fonseca in establishing these offshore entities. Among them are the banking giants Credit Suisse, UBS, Landesbank, and Rothschild.
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...waiting patiently for some damaging info on prominent Western elites and institutions.
Tony Robbins on Morning Routines, Peak Performance, and Mastering Money (Audio)
Source: Tim Ferriss Submitted: 04/06/2016
My visit coincided with his first new book in 20 years: Money–Master the Game.

I love Tony’s work and it helped me start my first company, but when I got an early draft of the book, I thought to myself–really? Another book on money? Ugh. I prepared to be bored, especially since I think of myself as an experienced investor [pats self on back]. Instead, and very surprisingly, I was blown away. Before I knew it, I was pushing off other work, letting my dinner get cold, and staying up hours past bedtime each night, all because I couldn’t stop reading.
 Listen here »
I really enjoyed this 2-hour interview and I look forward to reading the book.

Whether you're a Tony Robbins fan or not, it's pretty hard to deny that he's an exceptional human being with a lot of very interesting / useful information to share.
Reddit deletes surveillance 'warrant canary'
Source: Reuters.com Submitted: 04/03/2016
Social networking forum reddit on Thursday removed a section from its site used to tacitly inform users it had never received a certain type of U.S. government surveillance request, suggesting the platform is now being asked to hand over customer data under a secretive law enforcement authority.  Read full article »
The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion (Video)
Source: NYTimes.com Submitted: 04/03/2016
The second half of the 1960s was a boom time for nightmarish visions of what lay ahead for humankind. In 1966, for example, a writer named Harry Harrison came out with a science fiction novel titled “Make Room! Make Room!” Sketching a dystopian world in which too many people scrambled for too few resources, the book became the basis for a 1973 film about a hellish future, “Soylent Green.” In 1969, the pop duo Zager and Evans reached the top of the charts with a number called “In the Year 2525,” which postulated that humans were on a clear path to doom.

No one was more influential — or more terrifying, some would say — than Paul R. Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist. His 1968 book, “The Population Bomb,” sold in the millions with a jeremiad that humankind stood on the brink of apocalypse because there were simply too many of us. Dr. Ehrlich’s opening statement was the verbal equivalent of a punch to the gut: “The battle to feed all of humanity is over.” He later went on to forecast that hundreds of millions would starve to death in the 1970s, that 65 million of them would be Americans, that crowded India was essentially doomed, that odds were fair “England will not exist in the year 2000.” Dr. Ehrlich was so sure of himself that he warned in 1970 that “sometime in the next 15 years, the end will come.” By “the end,” he meant “an utter breakdown of the capacity of the planet to support humanity.”
 Watch here »
The problems with "overpopulation" hysteria have been known for decades. Unfortunately, it takes the Establishment to admit the obvious before most will listen. Well, better late than never.

More reading here:

"--Paul Ehrlich’s entire career stands as a monument to the ideological imperatives of the world’s elites and the extent to which they exist not just independent from, but in actual opposition to, both science, evidence, reason, and good faith."

http://www.weeklystandard.com/paul-ehrlich-even-worse-than-the-new-york-times-says-he-is/article/962990
No Matter How You Vote, The Insiders Decide (Video)
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report Submitted: 04/01/2016
Super-delegates, rules committees meeting in secret, backroom vote-counting -- is it any wonder less than half of Americans bother to vote? The deep state manipulates elections overseas, so should we be surprised to see them involved in our own electoral process?  Watch here »
WOW. I've never heard Ron Paul talk so openly about the "deep state / shadow government" and CIA control. This is an incredibly important topic that most public figures are afraid to bring up. It's great to have him specifically name this threat. (For a short / free book on the topic, check out www.TragedyAndHope.INFO )
Silenced Whistleblower Defies Authorities: A Conversation with Sibel Edmonds (Audio)
Source: TomWoods.com Submitted: 03/31/2016
Sibel Edmonds is a former translator for the FBI and founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition.  Listen here »
This is a highly recommended interview with FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmunds. It's especially important because she gets into Operation Gladio...Gladio is a topic that everyone should know about. ( If you want a short introduction to Gladio, you can read Chapter 8 of "Tragedy & Hope 101" here: http://stopthelie.com/tragedy-and-hope-made-easy8.html )

Here is a link to the Kickstarter campaign for her news organization: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/141490519/support-a-100-people-funded-nonpartisan-online-new
Journalist Admits Mainstream "Journalism" is Fake (Video)
Source: GlobalResearch.ca Submitted: 03/27/2016
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He admits that he was "bribed" and acted as a spokesman for the CIA and other intelligence agencies.
Is Taxation Impractical?
Source: ZeroAggressionProject.org Submitted: 03/25/2016
Kings called it tribute rather than theft. Politicians prefer the word tax. But all these words describe a violence-based funding system…pay or suffer violence. This system is both immoral and impractical.  Read full article »
If a government must rely on its citizens to voluntarily fund its operations, then that government is "owned and controlled" by its citizens. However, if men in power can simply confiscate whatever amount of money they want (via taxes or inflation), then the people are "owned and controlled" by the government. Under these circumstances, the people cannot hope to limit government growth or power in any meaningful way, nor can they effectively prevent its abuses.
Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Taken Offline
Source: CBSNews.com Submitted: 03/25/2016
Microsoft got a swift lesson this week on the dark side of social media. Yesterday the company launched "Tay," an artificial intelligence chatbot designed to develop conversational understanding by interacting with humans. Users could follow and interact with the bot @TayandYou on Twitter and it would tweet back, learning as it went from other users' posts. Today, Microsoft had to shut Tay down because the bot started spewing a series of lewd and racist tweets.
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Paraphrasing:

"Tay" went from saying that 'humans are super cool,' to being a full blown Nazi in less than 24 hours."
Video of reality, edited in real time (Video)
Source: YouTube.com Submitted: 03/24/2016
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TruthStreamMedia.com writes:

--If video of a world leader giving a speech can be hijacked and edited in real-time, complete with, say, a full soundboard created by government software that can take ten minutes of a person talking and match the speech patterns to make convincing audio of a person saying anything they want him to...Can you trust anything you see on “the news”?
Court rebukes IRS for tea party targeting, orders release of secret list
Source: WashingtonTimes.com Submitted: 03/24/2016
--Tuesday’s ruling is the second victory this year for NorCal Patriots.

In January U.S. District Judge Susan J. Dlott certified their case as a class-action lawsuit, signaling that she agreed with NorCal Patriots that the IRS did systematically target hundreds of groups for special scrutiny.
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Your 72-Hour Bug-Out Bag
Source: ArtOfManliness.com Submitted: 03/20/2016
The term ‘Bugging Out’ refers to the decision to abandon your home due to an unexpected emergency situation–whether a natural disaster or one caused by man. A ‘Bug Out Bag’ is a pre-prepared survival kit designed to sustain you through the journey to your destination once you’ve decided to ‘Bug Out’ in the event of an emergency evacuation. Typically, the Bug Out Bag (BOB) is a self-contained kit designed to get you through at least 72 hours. This kit is also referred to as a 72-Hour Bag, a Get Out Of Dodge Bag (GOOD Bag), an EVAC Bag, and a Battle Box.

The thought of having to evacuate your home due to a sudden and imminent threat is not at all unrealistic. The reality is that sudden and uncontrollable events of nature and man do happen. Natural disasters such as hurricanes, storms, earthquakes, floods and volcanic explosions can strike fast and hard–wreaking havoc on homes, vehicles, roads, medical facilities and resource supply chains such as food, water, fuel, and electricity. When Hurricane Katrina struck the Southern US Coast just a few years ago, tens of thousands of people had to evacuate their homes with little warning. Unprepared and with no emergency plan, many of these people were completely dependent on scavenging and hand-outs while living in make-shift shelters–fending for themselves in a time of complete chaos and disorder.
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Faking The News to Justify War (Video)
Source: YouTube.com Submitted: 03/20/2016
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What is a brokered convention, and are we going to have one in 2016?
Source: Brookings.edu Submitted: 03/18/2016
--Because the primaries get so much attention, people often forget that in the end it is the delegates who award a presidential candidate the nomination. And, here’s the kicker: there is no law anywhere that says these delegates can’t do exactly what they want to do if a majority of them decide. The Supreme Court has ruled on more than one occasion that political parties are protected by the First Amendment’s freedom of association and thus in most conflicts between state law and party rules the party rules win.  Read full article »
Senate blocks bill that would override state GMO labeling laws
Source: Reuters.com Submitted: 03/17/2016
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday blocked a bill that would nullify state and local efforts to require food makers to label products made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, as the industry races to stop Vermont's law from taking effect on July 1.  Read full article »
What the TSA’s new body-scanner rules mean for you
Source: WashingtonPost.com Submitted: 03/14/2016
--Passenger advocates object to the full-body scanners on many levels. The pricey machines, they say, were deployed without giving the public a chance to comment, a process required by federal law. They also say the devices violate the Fourth Amendment right to protection from unreasonable searches and seizures. Also, the scanners have not been adequately tested and may present health risks, some claim.

Critics say the technology is easily foiled and ultimately ineffective at identifying threats, citing an audit in which the TSA failed to catch weapons 67 of 70 times. To date, the scanners have not thwarted a single attempted terrorist attack, these agency-watchers correctly point out. What’s more, the agency has broken a promise it made to passengers and legislators when it began installing the scanners in 2009.

“The TSA is going back on its word,” says Fred Cate, a law professor at Indiana University and prominent TSA-watcher. “The scanners were sold to Congress and the public on the promise that they were optional, but for at least some people, that is no longer the case.”
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FBI INSTRUCTS HIGH SCHOOLS TO INFORM ON “ANTI-GOVERNMENT” STUDENTS
Source: InfoWars.com Submitted: 03/13/2016
A new FBI initiative based on Britain’s “anti-terror” mass surveillance program instructs high schools across America to inform on students who express “anti-government” and “anarchist” political beliefs.

--The FBI considers the Redemption Theory (the abandonment of the gold standard in favor of fiat currency), emancipation “from the responsibilities of being a U.S. citizen, including paying taxes,” and “conspiracy theories,” including the formation of global government and a police state, as indicators of extremist or sovereign citizen ideology.
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So, "extremist ideology" apparently means:

Speaking out against government crimes and conspiracies, expressing a desire to stop funding those crimes and conspiracies, opposing CFR initiatives like "World Order in the 21st Century," and having the "extreme" audacity to point out the obvious: Mass surveillance of citizens IS the defining characteristic of a "police state."
Oathkeeper Sheriff Blocks Feds From Raiding Local Farmer
Source: OathKeepers.org Submitted: 03/12/2016
--“I understand that you have made recent requests to (the farmer) for documents and to appear before a grand jury, and he has had a number of inspections and attempted inspections on his farm within Elkhart County. This is notice that any further attempts to inspect this farm without a warrant signed by a judge, based on probable cause, will result in federal inspectors’ removal or arrest for trespassing by my officers or I. In addition, if any further action is taken by the federal government on (the farmer), while he is in Elkhart County, I will expect that you or federal authorities contact my office prior to such action. I will expect you to forward this information to your federal associates, including the FDA.”  Read full article »
Surprise! NSA data will soon be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do with terrorism
Source: WashingtonPost.com Submitted: 03/12/2016
--This basically formalizes what was already happening under the radar. We’ve known for a couple of years now that the Drug Enforcement Administration and the IRS were getting information from the NSA. Because that information was obtained without a warrant, the agencies were instructed to engage in “parallel construction” when explaining to courts and defense attorneys how the information had been obtained. If you think parallel construction just sounds like a bureaucratically sterilized way of saying big stinking lie, well, you wouldn’t be alone. And it certainly isn’t the only time that that national security apparatus has let law enforcement agencies benefit from policies that are supposed to be reserved for terrorism investigations in order to get around the Fourth Amendment, then instructed those law enforcement agencies to misdirect, fudge and outright lie about how they obtained incriminating information — see the Stingray debacle. This isn’t just a few rogue agents. The lying has been a matter of policy. We’re now learning that the feds had these agreements with police agencies all over the country, affecting thousands of cases.  Read full article »
Open Bazaar: Creating an uncensorable online marketplace
Source: BusinessInsider.com Submitted: 03/10/2016
--The vision is an online peer-to-peer market, in the vein of eBay or Etsy — but unlike eBay, transactions will take place using bitcoin, and the entire site will be decentralised across the network of people accessing it, making it impossible to close down.  Read full article »
Jury Acquits Woman Arrested for Protecting Her Dog From a Cop
Source: Reason.com Submitted: 03/08/2016
Cook "testified that he was not afraid of the dog, but was following training that required him to kill all dogs that approach him, even if it was chained and wagging its tail as Buddy was doing in this case."

Hupp told PINAC her case hinged on her husband's video, which they did not have for weeks after the incident because Cook confiscated the phone, which he was unable to access because it was protected by a password. "Without that video, it's just my word against a state trooper," she said. "Nobody is going to believe my word over law enforcement."
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