2015 Edition

Click Here to Read

Watch the video below.

Support GOOD PEOPLE! Get Your copy
of Dishonest Money at:

--> Midas Resources
--> SmashWords
Also available at:




 Bet with Bitcoin:
 1-Minute Anonymous Signup, 1-Minute Deposit Confirmation, All Players Welcome!

Bitcoin jackpot 468x60

Cops Now Take More Than Robbers
Source: Submitted: 11/27/2015
--An economic consulting firm reported on data last week showing that the approximately $4.5 billion in annual forfeitures now exceeds the $3.9 billion Americans lose in robberies each year. The clear point: Your local police or sheriff's department is more likely to take your stuff than a robber. The Institute for Justice report found the problem getting worse. "It's exploding, despite the fact that the issue is getting a lot of attention," said Dick Carpenter, one of the study's authors. According to the report, forfeiture revenues have more than doubled between 2002 to 2013. California agencies collected approximately $280 million over the 11-year study period—and an additional $696 million by partnering with federal agencies.

These are big dollars to local police departments, which explains the arm-twisting and lobbying as that reform bill made it to the Assembly floor. Critics of asset forfeiture agree that agencies will lose money, but argue that the government is supposed to promote justice. Their agencies should be funded through general tax proceeds, not by grabbing the homes and cars of people who may not have done anything wrong.
 Read full article »
From the Institute for Justice study (cited in article above)

"Civil forfeiture far outpaces criminal forfeiture.

Criminal forfeiture requires a criminal conviction to deprive people of their property. By contrast, civil forfeiture allows law enforcement to take property from innocent people never convicted of or even charged with a crime, making it easier for the government to forfeit property and harder for property owners to fight back.

*Just 13 percent of Department of Justice forfeitures from 1997 to 2013 were criminal forfeitures; 87 percent were civil forfeitures.

*Among DOJ civil forfeitures, 88 percent took place “administratively.” Administrative forfeitures happen automatically when a property owner fails to challenge a seizure in court for any reason, including the inability to afford a lawyer or a missed deadline to file a claim. The seized property is simply presumed “guilty” without a neutral arbiter such as a judge determining whether it should be permanently taken from its owner."

Full article here:
A Look Inside the Conspiracy Project (Video)
Source: Submitted: 11/25/2015
David Knight speaks with singer/songwriter Neal Fox about his film the Conspiracy Project and what inspired him to make the film.  Watch here »
Neal did a great job in this interview. If you'd like to support his work, you can do so here:
Syrian President, Al-Assad, Interview
Source: Submitted: 11/22/2015
--President Assad: ...many countries, in the West, in our region, they don’t have any interest in any political solution. They only believe in supporting terrorists in order to topple the government and to have political collapse in Syria. So, they want it to drag on. But if you ask me, I mean if you don’t have that support, in less than one year you can change the situation and you can defeat the terrorists and you can start this process.

--Question 28: So, you see Mr. President, this summer we have seen a heartbreaking photo about the dead body of a Syrian boy, a young boy found at a Greek beach. Have you seen that photo yourself? And what did you feel when you first saw it? And you see, now the refugee crisis is a big problem to a lot of European countries, and some say that the Syrian government is to be blamed on this. What do you think?

President Assad: Actually, I saw that photo, but we saw so many other photos, so you cannot feel the whole crisis through one picture, because we live in this crisis, we live with the bloodletting by the terrorists on daily basis. So we feel the sadness on daily basis. But that photo was used as propaganda by the West, and unfortunately in a very horrible way, because there are two reasons why those refugees left Syria: part of them left because of the dire threats by the terrorists themselves, they left their areas – of course, some of them left to government areas, and some of them left outside Syria, and the other part left because of the Western embargo, not because only of the terrorism and its influence, because of the Western embargo that influenced everything; the education, the health sector more than any other thing, and the basics of the daily living. So the problem of the West when they use that photo as propaganda to show their compassion with the Syrian people, is that this West, as a double standard as always, they offer the Syrian people with one hand, let’s say, a dish of food, and with the other hand a bomb. That’s the reality, because they supported the terrorists, those people and this boy and other boys and other children suffered and died and are being killed because of the Western policies in this world, in this region, and mainly inside Syria.
 Read full article »
For those interested in hearing another side...
How the West Fuelled the Rise of ISIS
Source: Submitted: 11/21/2015
--On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting.

The prosecution abandoned the case, apparently to avoid embarrassing the intelligence services. The defence argued that going ahead with the trial would have been an “affront to justice” when there was plenty of evidence the British state was itself providing “extensive support” to the armed Syrian opposition.
 Read full article »
Flashback: The Pre-911 Plan to Destabilize the Middle East (Video)
Source: Submitted: 11/21/2015
.  Watch here »
...Could have done without the jarring sound effects, but worth watching nonetheless.

With regard to Iraq, this from the PNAC policy paper "Rebuilding America's Defenses," written 1 year PRIOR to the 9/11 attacks:

"In the Persian Gulf region, the presence of American forces, along with British and French units, has become a semipermanent fact of life.

“Though the immediate mission of those forces is to enforce the no-fly zones over northern and southern Iraq, they represent the long-term commitment of the United States and its major allies to a region of vital importance. Indeed, the United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security.

“While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein."
Will NATO mobilize in wake of the Paris Attack? (Video)
Source: Submitted: 11/15/2015
Numerous reports are linking the devastating terrorist attacks in Paris, which left over 150 civilians dead in the French capital, to the Islamic State. But what would such a connection mean for France and, potentially, for NATO?  Watch here »
Terrorists...if you provide them money, provide them training, and provide them weapons, they will (in return), eventually provide your pretext.

FLASHBACK --> U.S. Government Documents: The West Supported the Creation of ISIS
The Spectre of Globalism and what to do about it
Source: Submitted: 11/12/2015
--And today, there is yet another spectre, only this spectre learned to use Karl Marx’s communism and all the other ‘–isms’ (whose common effect is to concentrate power), in a grand conspiracy to place the entirety of humanity under its singular control. It has many names: New World Order, Global Governance, Globalism, the Network, Shadow Government, etc. but represents the same Anglo-American Establishment. This is not merely a conjecture or a theory; but a well-documented fact found in their own writings, speeches and actions; and in the detailed writings of Quigley, Sutton, Griffin, Plummer and others, yet most of the structure and the purpose of this spectre remains unknown to the masses.

Unlike the tyrants we have studied in history, this new, fresh batch of authoritarian predators have a much improved arsenal of technological weapons to enslave humanity and they are moving rapidly to consolidate their control with the help of their paid technocrats, political talking heads, international money masters and corporate media organs.

The root of their power was created from and sustained by the ignorance of the masses. Who are the masses? That’s you and me bub.
 Read full article »
Smedley Butler
Source: Wikipedia Submitted: 11/11/2015
Smedley Darlington Butler[1] (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a United States Marine Corps major general, the highest rank authorized at that time, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, in Central America and the Caribbean during the Banana Wars, and France in World War I. Butler is well known for having later become an outspoken critic of U.S. wars and their consequences, as well as exposing the Business Plot, an alleged plan to overthrow the U.S. government.  Read full article »
Veterans Day...seems like the perfect time to spend 1 minute reading about one of the most decorated military men in US history...a man who realized the importance of the phrase "against all enemies, foreign AND domestic."
Nov. 10, 1798: The Kentucky Resolutions Pass
Source: Submitted: 11/10/2015
Would the proposed Constitution create the limited federal government promised?

That was the central question facing the ratifying conventions as America considered adopting the new Constitution. Those in favor of ratification swore it would. But many remained skeptical, arguing that the new general government would undoubtedly try to expand its power and that the Constitution would not sufficiently restrain it.

It only took a decade for the federal government to prove the anti-federalists right.

During the summer of 1798, Congress passed, and President John Adams signed into law, four acts together known as the Alien and Sedition Acts. With winds of war blowing across the Atlantic, the Federalist Party majority wrote the laws to prevent “seditious” acts from weakening the U.S. government. Federalists utilized fear of the French to stir up support for these draconian laws, expanding federal power, concentrating authority in the executive branch and severely restricting freedom of speech.

--Recognizing the grave danger these act posed to the basic constitutional structure, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison drafted resolutions that were passed by the Kentucky and Virginia legislatures on Nov. 10 and Dec. 21, 1798, respectively. The “Principles of ’98” formalized the principles of nullification as the rightful remedy when the federal government oversteps its authority.
 Read full article »
Ron Paul: The Rise Of America's Secret Government (Video)
Source: RonPaulLibertyReport Submitted: 11/05/2015
When and how did the "secret government" arise in the US? It could easily be traced to the creation of the CIA after World War II.  Watch here »
Well, it can actually be traced back farther than that...

The CIA was created by the CFR (with a great deal of help from none other than Allen Dulles).

What was the stated purpose of the CFR? Answer: To help its progenitors gain control via “secret political and economic influence” and secret control of “journalistic, educational, and propaganda agencies.” So, is it any surprise that the CIA (an instrument of the CFR), was created to assist in that goal?

For the full backstory on this "secret government," you can read "Tragedy and Hope 101," for free, here: http://www.TragedyAndHope.INFO
FLASHBACK: The CIA and the Media
Source: Rolling Stone - 1977 Submitted: 11/05/2015
--Among the executives who lent their cooperation to [the CIA] were Williarn Paley of [CBS], Henry Luce of [Time] Inc., Arthur Hays Sulzberger of the New York Times, Barry Bingham Sr. of the LouisviIle Courier Journal, and James Copley of the Copley News Service.

Other organizations which cooperated with the CIA include [ABC], [NBC], the Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps Howard, Newsweek magazine, the Mutual Broadcasting System, the Miami Herald and the old Saturday Evening Post and New York Herald Tribune.

By far the most valuable of these associations, according to CIA officials, have been with the New York Times, CBS and Time Inc.

The CIA’s use of the American news media has been much more extensive than Agency officials have acknowledged publicly or in closed sessions with members of Congress. The general outlines of what happened are indisputable; the specifics are harder to come by.

--During the 1976 investigation of the CIA by the Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by Senator Frank Church, the dimensions of the Agency’s involvement with the press became apparent to several members of the panel, as well as to two or three investigators on the staff. But top officials of the CIA, including former directors William Colby and George Bush, persuaded the committee to restrict its inquiry into the matter and to deliberately misrepresent the actual scope of the activities in its final report.

--The CIA also refused the staffs requests for more information on the use of academics. Bush began to urge members of the committee to curtail its inquiries in both areas and conceal its findings in the final report.

“He kept saying, ‘Don’t fuck these guys in the press and on the campuses,’ pleading that they were the only areas of public life with any credibility left,” reported a Senate source. Colby, Elder and Rogovin also implored individual members of the committee to keep secret what the staff had found. “There were a lot of representations that if this stuff got out some of the biggest names in journalism would get smeared,” said another source. Exposure of the CIA’s relationships with journalists and academics, the Agency feared, would close down two of the few avenues of agent recruitment still open.
 Read full article »
I'm posting this again because it ties in nicely with the Ron Paul interview above. ("The Rise of America's Secret Government").

It's a very long article (25,000 words), but it covers quite a bit of information regarding the CIA's relationship with the media...a relationship that is completely unknown to most Americans.
Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math
Source: Submitted: 11/01/2015
( - In the Detroit public school district, 96 percent of eighth graders are not proficient in mathematics and 93 percent are not proficient in reading.

That is according to the results of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress tests published by the Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics.

Only 4 percent of Detroit public school eighth graders are proficient or better in math and only 7 percent in reading. This is despite the fact that in the 2011-2012 school year—the latest for which the Department of Education has reported the financial data—the Detroit public schools had “total expenditures” of $18,361 per student and “current expenditures” of $13,330 per student.
 Read full article »
No business could survive by providing such a dismal level of "service" for so much money. Something this absurd can only exist through the magic of government; where "customers" are forced to pay, and then have no choice but accept what they're given.

Seriously, how much worse could it be? Assume the Detroit Public School system disappeared tomorrow and there was no "government" solution to replace it...what would emerge?

Could the new education system(s) possibly produce LESS THAN 8 out of 100 children who were proficient in reading and math?

And even if the brand new system(s) did somehow manage to do worse (let's say, initially, only 5 kids out of 100 became proficient) would anyone in their right mind propose resurrecting the old system? Would anyone say: "You know, if we just confiscate a few hundred million per year, we can get an extra 2 or 3 kids per 100 up to par."
CDC Scientist Admits Data of Vaccines and Autism Was Trashed
Source: Ben Swann Submitted: 10/31/2015
Just days ago over 100 protesters gathered outside of the Centers for Disease Control offices in Atlanta demanding transparency when it comes to vaccines.

So are these people conspiracy theorists, or did they have good reason to be there?
 Read full article »
Here, you're provided a glimpse into how easy it is to create "scientific proof" that perpetuates a lie. The sole purpose of this "proof" (based on intentionally manipulated data), is to discredit and vilify anyone who questions the official narrative.
Source: Submitted: 10/30/2015
--This technology wasn’t created as a way to make things a little faster, though certainly that’s one of its benefits. The real purpose, the purpose which in hindsight will be hailed as the real innovation, is to remove censorship and central-control from money itself.

Is the internet remembered as the means by which Time Warner more quickly delivered its content to readers? Is the printing press remembered as the means by which the Church more aptly conveyed its prognostications to the devout?

It was the openness of these technologies – the fact that anyone, in any country, could access them, build with them, & experiment with them. One did not have to be 18 to sign up. One did not have to be on a government-approved list. One could write whatever she wished, communicate with whomever she felt relevant.
 Read full article »
Pretty funny...I'd thought of using "It's All About the Blockchain" as the tagline for Bitcoin.TV, but it looks like that phrase is already pretty common. (Might use it anyway :-)
Putin accuses US of backing terrorism in Middle East
Source: Submitted: 10/25/2015
The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has launched a stinging attack on US policy in the Middle East, accusing Washington of backing terrorism and playing a “double game”.

In a speech on Thursday at the annual gathering of the Valdai Club, a group of Russian and international analysts and politicians, Putin said the US had attempted to use terrorist groups as “a battering ram to overthrow regimes they don’t like”.

He said: “It’s always hard to play a double game – to declare a fight against terrorists but at the same time try to use some of them to move the pieces on the Middle Eastern chessboard in your own favour. There’s no need to play with words and split terrorists into moderate and not moderate. I would like to know what the difference is.”
 Read full article »
Monsanto’s Roundup may damage liver, kidneys – study
Source: Submitted: 10/24/2015
Long-term intake of the Monsanto’s most popular Roundup herbicide, even in very small amounts lower than permissible in US water, may lead to kidney and liver damage, a new study claims.
The research, conducted by an international group of scientists from the UK, Italy and France, studied the effects of prolonged exposure to small amounts of the Roundup herbicide and one of its main components – glyphosate.

In their study, published in Environmental Health on August 25, the scientists particularly focused on the influence of Monsanto’s Roundup on gene expression in the kidneys and liver.

In the new two-year study, which extended the findings from one conducted in 2012, the team added tiny amounts of Roundup to water that was given to rats in doses much smaller than allowed in US drinking water.

--Research conducted in 2014 and published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health linked the use of Monsanto’s Roundup to widespread chronic kidney disease that took the form of an epidemic in Sri Lanka. Another study showed that Monsanto agrochemicals may have caused cellular and genetic diseases in Brazilian soybean workers.

Additionally, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has recently determined that Roundup’s glyphosate is ‘number one’ among carcinogens, “possibly” causing cancer.
 Read full article »
CIA torture survivors sue psychologists who designed infamous program (with Video)
Source: Submitted: 10/24/2015
“This case is about ensuring that the people behind the torture program are held accountable so history doesn’t repeat itself,” Steven Watt, one of the ACLU attorneys representing the three ex-detainees, told the Guardian.

“Impunity for torture sends the dangerous message to US and foreign officials that there will be no consequences for future abuses.

“This lawsuit is different from past ones because public government documents now provide exhaustive details on the CIA torture program, and they identify the people who were tortured and how it happened. The government has long abused the ‘state secrets’ privilege to prevent accountability for torture but at this stage, any claim that the torture of our clients is a state secret would be absurd.”
 Watch here »
It's always good to actually "see" some of the INNOCENT people who were rounded up by drug lords, sold to the US government, and then tortured as "suspected terrorists."

Watch the 8-minute video above for just one example.
Cave-digging artist finds inspiration underground (Video)
Source: CBS Submitted: 10/23/2015
For the past 25 years, Ra Paulette has been carving out man-made caves from the sandstone hills of New Mexico, and then sculpting these spaces into works of art he calls wilderness shrines. Lee Cowan has the story of an artist who does his best work underground.  Watch here »
A break from the carnage...amazing.
The Sad Fate of America’s Whistleblowers
Source: Submitted: 10/18/2015
What is it about whistleblowers that the powers that be can’t stand?

When I blew the whistle on the CIA’s illegal torture program, I was derided in many quarters as a traitor. My detractors in the government attacked me for violating my secrecy agreement, even as they ignored the oath we’d all taken to protect and defend the Constitution.

All of this happened despite the fact that the torture I helped expose is illegal in the United States. Torture also violates a number of international laws and treaties to which our country is signatory — some of which the United States itself was the driving force in drafting.

I was charged with three counts of espionage, all of which were eventually dropped when I took a plea to a lesser count. I had to choose between spending up to 30 months in prison and rolling the dice to risk a 45-year sentence. With five kids, and three of them under the age of 10, I took the plea.
 Read full article »

People who commit serious crimes must be punished...unless they're in government...then, those who exposed the crimes must be punished.
The REAL Hastert Scandal: Pedophilia, Drug Money and Blackmail (Video)
Source: Submitted: 10/15/2015
In May of this year a federal grand jury indicted former Speaker of the House John Dennis Hastert. The charges: that he had “structured” withdrawals of over $950,000 from various bank accounts to skirt bank reporting laws and that he had lied to federal agents about these withdrawals. According to the indictment the withdrawals were part of a bid to pay $3.5 million in blackmail to cover up “past misconduct” from his time as a high school teacher in Illinois.

The story seemed perfect fodder for the tabloid corporate press. It featured a former high-ranking politician, blackmail and intrigue, and just enough details about Hastert’s former life as a teacher and wrestling coach to suggest that the “past misconduct” referred to a salacious scandal of sexual abuse of a minor. But for some reason the story faded from the headlines almost as quickly as it appeared. And now that Hastert’s legal team has announced that they are seeking a plea deal with prosecutors in order to avoid a trial, it seems the story is likely to disappear completely.

But a series of revelations from FBI whistleblowers reveal that this story is just the tip of a very seedy iceberg, one that implicates Hastert, his top aide, other Congress members and government officials in a criminal network involved in sexual intrigue, foreign espionage, blackmail, and drug money.
 Watch here »
An excellent short report that, unintentionally, provides insight into why the "Network" prefers dirty politicians; they're easier to manipulate and / or destroy.
The Mystery of ISIS’ Toyota Army Solved
Source: Ron Paul Institute Submitted: 10/12/2015
The US Treasury has recently opened an inquiry about the so-called “Islamic State’s” (ISIS/ISIL) use of large numbers of brand-new Toyota trucks. The issue has arisen in the wake of Russia’s air operations over Syria and growing global suspicion that the US itself has played a key role in arming, funding, and intentionally perpetuating the terrorist army across Syria and Iraq.  Read full article »
See Also

Washington Airdrops Tons of Weapons to Rebels in Syria

--In the first bit of bad news, we saw the policy shift away from vetting and training rebels. The Administration announced that because the $500 million plan to train and equip vetted "moderate" rebels has been an obvious failure, the solution was to remove the training and vetting part of the project and simply send military equipment. From now on only leaders of the rebel groups would be vetted. The fighters would simply be armed, no questions asked.

What kinds of groups would be newly armed by the US? Groups with "diverse membership," which likely means al-Qaeda affiliate the al-Nusra front, Ahrar al Shams, and other jihadists.

-->Full Article here:
How "Regulatory Agencies," like the FDA, Protect Monopoly Profits (Video)
Source: RealityCheck Submitted: 10/06/2015
Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli made headlines when he hiked the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000 percent. Is he to blame? Watch Reality Check.  Watch here »
Trump: Middle East Would Be More Stable With Saddam and Gadhafi
Source: Submitted: 10/06/2015
--Pressed on whether this meant he believed the region would be more stable with Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi and Iraq’s Saddam Hussein still in power, he confirmed it was “not even a contest,” saying Libya isn’t even really a country anymore, and ISIS came out of the removal of Saddam in Iraq.  Read full article »
Such an obviously accurate statement shouldn't be controversial; says a lot about Washington's refusal to address reality.
Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald & David Miranda Call for Global Privacy Treaty (Video)
Source: Submitted: 10/03/2015
--There was one case where the mass surveillance of everyone’s phone records in the United States of America showed that there was a single cab driver in California wiring money back to his clan in Somalia that did have some ties to terrorism, but even in that case, the government said they could have achieved—and they would have achieved—the same evidentiary gain through traditional targeted means of investigation. They said they were already closing in on this individual.

And so, this raises the question: Why are programs being billed as public safety programs when they have no corresponding public safety benefit? And the unfortunate reality is that while these programs do have value—you know, the government is not doing this for absolutely no reason—the value that they have is based on intelligence collection. It’s based on adversarial competition between states that’s happening secretly. It’s happening without any form of robust oversight. It’s happening without the involvement of real open courts with an adversarial process.

And increasingly, we’re seeing that even if these programs are instituted with the best of intentions—to keep citizens safe, to assist in war zone operations, in the intervention of terrorism in certain spaces around the United States and throughout the world—inevitably they come back to impact us here at home. The same programs that the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency collaborated on in areas like Yemen are now being used by the United States Marshals Service in the United States against common criminals, people who do not represent any real threat to public safety in a manner that would justify in any way the intrusion into and the violation of millions and millions of citizens’ rights—and noncitizens.
 Watch here »
Source: Submitted: 10/02/2015
A newly discovered malware, called Linux.Wifatch by security firm Symantec, has been found to compromise at least 10,000 Linux-routers. Unlike other malware, however, Wifatch protects the router from other infections, protecting victims instead.

Security giant Symantec has discovered a new vigilante malware that behaves like most other malware by infecting a vulnerable device, remaining undetected while operating and actively updating itself over a peer-to-peer (P2P) network.
 Read full article »
Propaganda War Begins: Russia Hits US-Backed "Moderate" Rebel Targets
Source: Submitted: 10/01/2015
--The bottom line going forward is that the US and its regional and European allies are going to have to decide whether they want to be on the right side of history here or not, and as we've been careful to explain, no one is arguing that Bashar al-Assad is the most benevolent leader in the history of statecraft but it has now gotten to the point where Western media outlets are describing al-Qaeda as "moderate" in a last ditch effort to explain away Washington's unwillingness to join Russia in stabilizing Syria. This is a foreign policy mistake of epic proportions on the part of the US and the sooner the West concedes that and moves to correct it by admitting that none of the groups the CIA, the Pentagon, and Washington's Mid-East allies have trained and supported represent a viable alternative to the Assad regime, the sooner Syria will cease to be the chessboard du jour for a global proxy war that's left hundreds of thousands of innocent people dead.  Read full article »
Unfortunately, the terrorists ARE seen as a viable alternative. Without "terrorism" and "terrorists," the attendant policy benefits (foreign and domestic), disappear.
StormCloudsGathering is Under Attack - Major Changes Coming (Video)
Source: Submitted: 09/27/2015
.  Watch here »
I sent this guy some Bitcoin to help cover the lost revenue; I hope you can donate a little too. At the very least, watch the 5-minute video above and see how it makes you feel.
The CIA’s Torture Defenders
Source: Submitted: 09/27/2015
“ one could really claim to be following a moral path if they were complicit in the death of hundreds or thousands more Americans through failure to get information that these detainees had” --John McLaughlin, career Agency analyst.  Read full article »
You mean those goat herders who were sold to the US government by Afghan drug lords for $5,000 a piece? All those "terrorist suspects" that were rounded up but never convicted of any crime whatsoever? The ones that were held (some still held), abused, tortured, raped, even killed without any recourse; no opportunity to challenge their accusers, no opportunity to challenge the "evidence" against them?

Following McLaughlin's logic, it would be immoral NOT to rape a "suspects" child and then light it on fire if the government believed that the rape and subsequent immolation might yield useful information.

Meanwhile, this same morally-bankrupt mindset has led our "policy makers" to FUND the very terrorists that they claim to be "protecting us" from. It's all a sick joke, and yet the common man is so easily terrified, he'll happily accept any crime or criminal that offers the dishonest promise of “safety." I hope those “common men” will start considering the simple arguments presented here:
Scott Nations Refuses to Admit Peter Schiff Was Right (Video)
Source: Submitted: 09/22/2015
.  Watch here »
Peter was laughed at and dismissed as "crazy" when he, contrary to "conventional wisdom" (Federal Reserve talking points), said there would be a major housing crash. You'd think the "experts" would have lost some faith in the FED's proclamations and omnipotence...apparently not.
War on Citizens: Ex-Baltimore Cop Talks Police Corruption (Video)
Source: Jessie Ventura Submitted: 09/22/2015
Retired Baltimore police officer Michael A. Wood Jr. spent eleven years on the police force. He reveals the misconduct and corruption he witnessed on a daily basis, and the pressure placed on cops to make arrests if they want to move up the ladder.  Watch here »
EPA charges one man $40,000 a day. Who will be next?
Source: Submitted: 09/17/2015
Crime-fighting should be government’s job one. But what can be done when government itself commits crimes?

This conundrum is perhaps the key flaw in all statist thinking. If government regulation is so freaking important, then how come government itself is UNregulated?

Some people claim the Constitution controls government. But how often does the government punish itself for violating its own rules?
 Read full article »
50 Defense Dept. Whistleblowers Slam "Stalinist" Pentagon Officials For Lying About ISIS
Source: Submitted: 09/13/2015
The Pentagon has erupted in “revolt” amid claims from 50 intelligence analysts that senior defense officials manipulated intelligence reports to downplay the severity of the Islamic State’s increasing upper-hand in the Middle East. According to allegations made in an official complaint with the Department of Defense Inspector General, the officers in question doctored reports — among other things — in order to maintain the Pentagon and president’s narrative that the war against the Islamic State, as well as Al Qaeda in Syria, is succeeding. To the contrary, the dissenting analysts — now effectively whistleblowers — have repeatedly attempted to warn that the situation is far more dismal than what authorities are revealing to the public.  Read full article »
Intentional or not, the article above misdirects its readers.

The government isn't exaggerating its "success" against ISIS because it wants to look good. It's exaggerating its success as to limit the amount of firepower directed against ISIS.

Recent government documents show that our "policy makers" knew damn well that their actions would lead to the creation of ISIS and the mess in Iraq. They pursued this seemingly "crazy" policy because they determined it would ultimately serve their interests.

In short: ISIS, like Al Qaeda before them, is now an asset; meant to generate just enough "fear" to justify foreign and domestic objectives, but not so much fear that the asset is (through military action) prematurely destroyed.
Beyond Misinformation 2015
Source: Submitted: 09/12/2015
Beyond Misinformation: What Science Says About the Destruction of World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2, and 7 is AE911Truth’s comprehensive, 50-page guide to the World Trade Center evidence.

Chock-full of the most accurate information and analysis, and with references to dozens of scholarly papers and videos, Beyond Misinformation is the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to understand the destruction of the World Trade Center, and a valuable resource for those already immersed in the subject.
 Read full article »
If you'd like to purchase hard copies, they're available at:
Don’t Assume I'm Smarter Than My Contractor
Source: Submitted: 09/09/2015
--Whether we mean to or not, we constantly reinforce the message that only the stuff kids are taught in school counts as serious learning. Extracurriculars are fine, but what really counts is in their textbooks and homework.  Read full article »
Equally important and largely forgotten: the stuff that "really counts" can also be learned without ever stepping foot in a school building.
Could Americans Someday Use Dollars as Napkins?
Source: Submitted: 09/06/2015
--Venezuela isn’t just an isolated case. It demonstrates what happens when central planners try to control the economy. As we reported back in 2013, the same dynamics led to a crisis in Argentina.

Americans tend to view hyperinflation and shortages as “it can’t happen here,” kinds of events. But as we’ve pointed out, Venezuela could serve as a crystal ball for America. In her Mises article, Carmen Elena Dorobăț points out that every government, including the US government, exercises similar control over currency.
 Read full article »
I posted the following on Facebook about a week's worth repeating here:

Public Service Announcement:
The US dollar could be in for a VERY bumpy ride over the next 6 - 12 months and this can HURT you and your family. (Think 2008 collapse on steroids.)

There is a very simple way to protect yourself against this risk: Don't keep all of your "money" in the form of US dollars. Instead, turn some of those dollars into "hard money" (gold or silver bullion). You can easily buy Silver Eagles, silver rounds, Gold Eagles (and other bullion) on Ebay. However, if you're willing to go through the trouble of finding a reputable dealer, you will save some on the price.

To better understand WHY the dollar is headed for trouble, simply read chapters 6 - 8 of the book linked below (for free.)
GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health
Source: New England Journal of Medicine Submitted: 09/02/2015
In our view, the science and the risk assessment supporting the Enlist Duo decision are flawed. The science consisted solely of toxicologic studies commissioned by the herbicide manufacturers in the 1980s and 1990s and never published, not an uncommon practice in U.S. pesticide regulation. These studies predated current knowledge of low-dose, endocrine-mediated, and epigenetic effects and were not designed to detect them. The risk assessment gave little consideration to potential health effects in infants and children, thus contravening federal pesticide law. It failed to consider ecologic impact, such as effects on the monarch butterfly and other pollinators. It considered only pure glyphosate, despite studies showing that formulated glyphosate that contains surfactants and adjuvants is more toxic than the pure compound.

The second new development is the determination by the IARC in 2015 that glyphosate is a “probable human carcinogen”1 and 2,4-D a “possible human carcinogen.”2 These classifications were based on comprehensive assessments of the toxicologic and epidemiologic literature that linked both herbicides to dose-related increases in malignant tumors at multiple anatomical sites in animals and linked glyphosate to an increased incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in humans.
 Read full article »
SWAT Team Raids a Man’s Home Over an Expired Medical Marijuana Card
Source: Submitted: 08/28/2015
Attorneys are approaching Gregg Levendoski to defend his case after the medical marijuana patient was subject to a militarized raid over two dozen marijuana plants. 60 local, state and federal officers, including SWAT teams, stormed the property and arrested Levendoski, his son and his girlfriend.

It literally was a show of force, as a local news crew was invited along to witness the gross intrusion on civil rights.
 Read full article »
Shattering cancer with resonant frequencies...Rife Finally Vindicated? (Video)
Source: TED Submitted: 08/23/2015
Anthony Holland: Associate Professor, Director of Music Technology, Skidmore College. DMA, MM, MM, BM; President: Novobiotronics Inc. [a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable and educational company]. Discovered the ability of Oscillating Pulsed Electric Fields (OPEF) to destroy cancer cells and MRSA in laboratory experiments.  Watch here »
Royal Raymond Rife discovered this back in the 1930's. The medical establishment viciously attacked / destroyed him. Guess we'll find out, having less control over information today, if they can suppress these recent findings for another 80+ years.
7 Childhood Activities that Can Make You Healthier and Happier
Source: Submitted: 08/19/2015
As adults we adopt so many “filters” that in various ways sift or dilute or distort our experience of ourselves – let alone our apprehension of the people and events around us. We put down enjoyments to make room for additional responsibilities. We deny ourselves even basic needs (like sleep) in the name of abstract obligations or societal values. Over time, we buy into this skewed definition of what constitutes the “real world” – and end up diminishing our real well-being as a result. Maybe adulthood – and health – don’t need to be so straight-laced and confining as we too often characterize them.

I recently linked to a couple of articles on this general subject that caught my eye – research that linked typical childhood activities (for adults) with health benefits. (Just when our parents thought we were wasting time or getting into trouble…) As we head into the final weeks of summer, I thought it was a good opportunity to talk about how acting like we did all those years (or decades ago) can take our Primal living and inclusive health to a new level.
 Read full article »
Your chance to read a secret Pentagon document
Source: Submitted: 08/17/2015
You're about to read excerpts from a formerly secret Pentagon document. This document is an analysis created by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). It dates from August 12, 2012, long before ISIS became a major news story. The document was obtained in a Freedom of Information Request by Judicial Watch, a conservative organization. Judicial Watch has used this document to criticize Hillary Clinton's handling of the Benghazi embassy controversy. But it's real value lies elsewhere.

This document shows that the U.S. and its allies have supported Al-Qaeda associated elements in Syria, even though they knew this would lead to the rise of ISIS and the creation of an Islamic State in Syria.
 Read full article »
I would add that US aid to "ISIS" also keeps the "war on terror" meme rolling along. It "justifies" the illegal / unconstitutional expansion of government power at home, while maintaining the pretext for continued intervention in the Persian Gulf. This quote from PNAC in 2000 (taken from "Rebuilding America's Defenses") provides further insight:

"In the Persian Gulf region, the presence of American forces, along with British and French units, has become a semipermanent fact of life.

Though the immediate mission of those forces is to enforce the no-fly zones over northern and southern Iraq, they represent the long-term commitment of the United States and its major allies to a region of vital importance. Indeed, the United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security.

While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein."
Whistleblower Discloses Vaccine Research Deception (Video)
Source: Congressman Posey Submitted: 08/16/2015
Congressman Posey speaks on the House floor about a CDC whistleblower exposing deception at the CDC. July 29, 2015  Watch here »
Using the Media to Manipulate the Masses (Video)
Source: TED Submitted: 08/15/2015
Veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests use manufactured consensus to manipulate you.

"Astroturf" is when political, corporate, or other special interests disguise themselves. [They] publish blogs, start Facebook and Twitter accounts, publish ads and letters to the editor, or simply post comments online to try to fool you into thinking an independent or "grass roots" movement is speaking. The whole point of astroturf is to try to give the impression there's widespread support, for or against an agenda, when there's not. Astroturf seeks to manipulate you into changing your opinion by making you feel as if you're an outlier...Astroturfers seek to controversialize those who disagree with them. They attack news organizations that publish stories they don't like, whistleblowers who tell the truth, politicians who dare to ask the tough questions, and journalists who have the audacity to report on all of it."
 Watch here »
Startups Vie to Build an Uber for Health Care
Source: Submitted: 08/12/2015
Darren Gold had a stomach virus the first time he used an app called Heal to summon a doctor to his Beverly Hills home. He liked the Stanford-trained doctor who showed up so much that he called Heal again when his 2-year-old son had a fever, and again when the whole family had colds.

The charges—$99 each for the first two visits; $200 for the family—weren’t covered by insurance, but Mr. Gold, who owns a corrugated-box company, says that was still a bargain compared with taking time off work to go to the doctor. “Now, whenever my son bumps himself, he says, ‘Daddy, we need to get the doctor here,’ ” Mr. Gold says.

Heal is one of several startups putting a high-tech spin on old-fashioned house calls—or “in-person visits,” since they can take place anywhere. The services provide a range of nonemergency medical care—from giving flu shots to treating strep throats and stitching lacerations—much like a mobile urgent-care clinic.
 Read full article »
Culture of Concealment (Video)
Source: Submitted: 08/12/2015
G. Edward Griffin's assistant, Joan Hunter, is producing a documentary that exposes the death and disease caused by the nuclear power industry. As a direct casualty of the industry's negligence, Joan's story is quite moving. (See Video)  Watch here »
Stefan Molyneux on Socialism and Bernie Sanders (Video)
Source: Submitted: 08/11/2015
Sanders has amassed considerable grassroots support relative to democratic frontrunner Hilary Clinton and is incredibly popular for his opposition to income inequality.

Promising to fight for a “progressive economic agenda that creates jobs, raises wages, protects the environment and provides health care for all,” the Senator is a formidable candidate in the democratic presidential primary.
 Watch here »
Peter Schiff and Stefan Molyneux (Video)
Source: Submitted: 08/07/2015
Is the United States economy recovering - or are we being lied to by the mainstream establishment? Why has Gold recently hit a five year low despite long term predictions of it's rise in value? Are the government statistics on inflation accurate? What does the future hold for the US Dollar? Why has the Dollar strengthened and how will this play out in the long term? What does Peter Schiff think about Donald Trump and his recent success in the Republican presidential primary?

Also Includes: China economic situation, the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index collapse, Puerto Rico debt default, gold repatriation, physical vs. paper gold holdings, the student debt bubble, the new real estate bubble, more quantitative easing, interest rates and what happens if you raise the minimum wage to $70,000 per year.
 Watch here »
Rand Paul Highlights from 8-6-2015 Presidential Debate (Video)
Source: Submitted: 08/06/2015
Clips of Rand Paul in the August 6, 2015 Presidential Debate  Watch here »
Ron Paul: 'I'm Sending a Message to Paul Krugman' (Video)
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report Submitted: 08/05/2015
Ron Paul responds to Paul Krugman's recent smear, "The Old Man and the CPI."  Watch here »
US Guidelines (Finally) Lift the Limits on Dietary Cholesterol
Source: Submitted: 08/02/2015
--On the up-side, the advisory panel has decided to eliminate warnings about dietary cholesterol, which for decades has been wrongfully blamed for causing heart disease.

The latest guidelines accurately state that there is no such link. According to the report, "cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption."

Until now, the guidelines have recommended limiting dietary cholesterol to 300 milligrams (mg) per day, which amounts to about two eggs. As noted by Steven Nissen, chairman of the department of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic:

"Many of us for a long time have believed the dietary guidelines were pointing in the wrong direction. It is long overdue."
 Read full article »
Source: Submitted: 07/31/2015
The USA has, by far, the highest per capita gun ownership in the world. Progressives will tell you that this is what makes America the Murder Capitol of Planet Earth. But we're not, and in this devastatingly effective Firewall, Bill Whittle shows why the center of Gun Nut Nation is in fact one of the safest places in the world.  Watch here »
I'm guessing many of my friends "lean left," yet they aren't rabid "gun grabbers." That's one reason why I wish pieces like this simply dropped the divisive tone; it doesn't add any value. Present the facts and give people an opportunity to reconsider what they've been led to believe, without ridiculing them, whenever possible. ...Now, all of that said, this is a nice, short video on the correlation between our "gun culture" and murder.
More »
Go to page  of 70
Go »