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Dr. Andrew Wakefield Breaks his Silence on CDC Whistleblower (Video)
Source: Submitted: 08/31/2014
CDC Whistleblower, Dr William Thompson, has accused the CDC of intentionally hiding data that showed a 300% spike in autism in black boys who received the MMR vaccine.

Dr. Andrew Wakefield was one of the first researchers to link vaccines to autism and was smeared by the medical establishment and media for doing so. For Wakefield, Thompson's recent exposure of CDC fraud is bitter sweet.
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The Covert Origins of ISIS (Video)
Source: Submitted: 08/30/2014
Evidence exposing who put ISIS in power, and how it was done.  Watch here »
Operation Gladio is an excellent example of the "West" using terrorists to achieve policy objectives. The widespread use of this strategy began taking shape following WW2 and is outlined in Daniele Ganser's book "NATO's Secret Armies." Many excerpts from the book are available, for free, here:
Social Engineering and Manipulating Public Opinion (Video)
Source: Submitted: 08/30/2014
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This is worth watching. The quote by Bernays (mentioned at :40 seconds in) is a slight misquote, but the actual quote is equally sinister: "If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, is it not possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing about it?"
Petro-dollar era is officially over
Source: Submitted: 08/28/2014
--Aug. 27 will officially go down as a red letter day in the history of reserve currencies and dollar hegemony in how oil and gas are purchased throughout the world. In a new announcement from the Russian business media source, Kommersant, Gazprom has conducted the first sale of oil in a currency other than the dollar, and will henceforth open their purchase window to accept both Roubles and Yuan for the exchange of oil and gas products.  Read full article »
If other countries no longer have to stockpile dollars to purchase their oil, they're likely to reduce their holdings...this could easily trigger a massive move away from the dollar. When this happens, trillions of dollars will flood into the US economy; driving the value of the US dollar down and prices through the roof. With the "world reserve currency" destroyed, expect a MAJOR push for a new global currency...

"When the Network is satisfied that all major obstacles to its unelected rule have been removed, it will be a simple matter to destroy the US dollar, “justifiably” cut off the flow of money and credit to the United States, and create the political incentive (necessity) for the United States to fully enter the new global system." --Tragedy and Hope 101
CIA Analyst: US broke its deal with Russia
Source: Submitted: 08/28/2014
Alex Jones talks to former top CIA analyst about the current state of the world, the United States provocation of Russia in Ukraine, and what we can expect in the future.  Watch here »
Lois Lerner’s BlackBerry Deliberately Destroyed After Start Of Congressional Probe (with Video)
Source: Submitted: 08/28/2014
Lois Lerner’s BlackBerry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration.  Watch here »
Tragedy & Hope 101 - Bonus Material (Eugenics: A Reassessment)
Source: Submitted: 08/24/2014
Richard Lynn is a prominent psychologist whose research on human intelligence is often cited in articles like "Are we becoming more stupid?" Unfortunately, these articles rarely mention that Richard Lynn is also a hardcore eugenicist.

In his book "Eugenics: A Reassessment," Lynn argues that governments have the authority to sterilize their citizens if they consider those citizens "undesirable." He uses words like "retarded, psychopathic, and criminal" to describe the prime targets of compulsory sterilization, but his definition of these words would surprise most people. For instance, if you speed in your car, dislike paying taxes, or became a parent in your teens, you're probably a psychopath. (Pages 117 - 118) This might explain why, when the US government forcibly sterilized sixty thousand of its citizens, Lynn claimed that the US should have sterilized sixty million. (Page 42)

Men like Lynn worship political power and despise individual rights. They believe that an authoritarian global government, based on eugenics, is both inevitable and welcome. (They imagine that they will be among the elite in a eugenics-based society; they imagine that they have nothing to fear.) Since it’s almost impossible to imagine their dangerous arrogance, I’ve transcribed most of my highlighted references from Lynn’s book (about 50 pages worth) below. As you read, keep in mind that it was American eugenicists who advised and inspired Hitler.
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I added quite a few comments to the excerpted text from Lynn's book (I couldn't help myself).

Since most people will not want to read the entire 50 pages, I figured I'd just post one of the comments here. It addresses the heart of what's wrong with Lynn's elitism:

"Some of the worst human beings the world has produced were / are highly intelligent. Some of the best human beings were / are of average intelligence. Fixed attributes like skin color or race provide no indication of a person's honesty or integrity. No measure of their talent or creativity. It reveals nothing about their courage, their work ethic, or what their time on this planet will ultimately yield for the good of humanity. Those who ignore this fact, in my opinion, do so because they wish to elevate themselves above others without actually having to expend any effort of their own. Their 'superiority' is their birthright."
Ron Paul, The Gateway Drug
Source: Submitted: 08/22/2014
On the occasion of his 79th birthday, I thought it appropriate to share how Dr. Ron Paul has impacted my life in a very personal manner. Ron Paul (and more importantly, the philosophy of liberty that he champions) has inspired me to make life-altering decisions, the most consequential of which is to leave the military as a conscientious objector. Throw in homeschooling, sound money, economics, and non-aggression, and you’ve got a completely new outlook on life. It has not been an easy path, but this is the price for discovering a worldview that is coherent, consistent, and compelling enough to act on.

It all started with the 2012 presidential debates, in which my husband took a large interest. We began to discuss between ourselves what Dr. Paul espoused — never before had I heard someone whose words were completely aligned with what I had experienced overseas. His discussions regarding interventionism and blowback were spot-on.

At that point, Hubby and I had more than six deployments between us, so we were credible listeners. Even more impressive: here was a guy who wasn’t toeing the party line, wasn’t kowtowing to pressure, and was actually speaking common sense! Look up any video of any presidential debate in which Dr. Paul takes part, and it’s abundantly clear that he is no politician (this is a compliment in my book). It’s safe to say that listening to his position on foreign policy was the first step down the rabbit hole; I didn’t fully understand every issue that he spoke about, but his words came through like a clear bell. Who was this guy? Where did he come from? What did he know? I was hooked.
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If you want to take the author's advice and watch Ron Paul in action, I recorded a bunch of "highlight videos" from the presidential debates and posted them here:
FBI Whistleblower: Criminals Within Government Let 9/11 Happen (Video)
Source: Submitted: 08/17/2014
At 5:20 into the video, Abby Martin asks FBI whistleblower, Sibel Edmonds, a point-blank question:

"Do you think that the government purposefully ignored intelligence because they wanted 9/11 to happen?"

Without hesitation, Sibel answers:
"Absolutely. I would say certain elements within our government absolutely, intentionally, purposefully ignored (intelligence) and let it happen, and they haven't been held accountable."
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Arguing With Statists
Source: Submitted: 08/17/2014
Well, as I’ve begun to expand my horizons when it comes to the intellectual arguments for a small, limited or no government, I came across this beautifully succinct quote from the economist and historian Robert Higgs:

"Anarchists did not try to carry out genocide against the Armenians in Turkey; they did not deliberately starve millions of Ukrainians; they did not create a system of death camps to kill Jews, gypsies, and Slavs in Europe; they did not fire-bomb scores of large German and Japanese cities and drop nuclear bombs on two of them; they did not carry out a Great Leap Forward that killed scores of millions of Chinese; they did not attempt to kill everybody with any appreciable education in Cambodia; they did not launch one aggressive war after another; they did not implement trade sanctions that killed perhaps 500,000 Iraqi children.

In debates between anarchists and statists, the burden of proof clearly should rest on those who place their trust in the state. Anarchy’s mayhem is wholly conjectural; the state’s mayhem is undeniably, factually horrendous."
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Media Crew Gassed, Shot At, and Shut Down (Video)
Source: Submitted: 08/15/2014
Video of a camera crew being tear gassed, shot with rubber bullets, and then their equipment taken down.  Watch here »
Resurrecting Real Journalism (Video)
Source: Submitted: 08/14/2014
Alex Jones talks with investigative journalist James O'Keefe about what the "average" person can do to fight back against the mainstream media.  Watch here »
Lawrence Reed on the Progress and Role of FEE
Source: Submitted: 08/10/2014
--We explain to students that a free society requires (and rewards) things like honesty, patience, responsibility, intellectual humility, courage, self-discipline, optimism and wholesome life choices. No other free market think tank stresses this like we do and the message is resonating powerfully.

I think the character angle shows great promise for attracting people of all political leanings to the libertarian message. We can't just make the case for capitalism based on the fact, as indisputable as it is, that capitalism produces more stuff. Even if you convince someone of that, they are vulnerable to the first charlatan who comes along and says it's not fair, that if we only empower politicians and bureaucracies we can improve things. The case for liberty must ultimately rest upon a deep and abiding moral dimension. It's right because it's what humans were made for. We're not a fleet of homogenous robots that function best when somebody programs us. We're at our best when we're free to be ourselves, to be responsible for our decisions and actions without the power to impose our mistakes at gunpoint on our fellow citizens. The liberty/character combination is a strikingly appealing and powerful message that has been underutilized for too long.
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Ventura's Side of the Story (Video)
Source: Submitted: 08/07/2014
Alex Jones talks with former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura about his recent court case.  Watch here »
FDA Reverses Its Position on Daily Aspirin
Source: Submitted: 08/04/2014
[The FDA's] announcement was prompted by Bayer's request to change its aspirin label to indicate it can help prevent heart attacks in healthy individuals. Aspirin generated $1.27 billion in sales for Bayer last year,3 and from Bayer's request, it appears they want everyone to be taking their drug.

But the FDA says "not so fast"—and rightly so. Evidence in support of using aspirin preventatively has gone from weak to weaker to nonexistent. This is why I've been advising against it for more than a decade. It looks as though aspirin, even "low-dose aspirin" (LDA), may do far more harm than good.

In fact, it is debatable whether or not aspirin has ANY protective benefits against cardiovascular disease, even if you have suffered a heart attack or stroke. Recent scientific studies have uncovered a number of serious side effects, suggesting that whatever aspirin may offer may be overshadowed by its risks, especially when safer natural alternatives exist.
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Forensic errors by FBI lab unit spanned two decades
Source: Washington Post Submitted: 08/03/2014
--This month, the inspector general reported that inattention and foot-dragging by the Justice Department and the FBI led them to ignore warnings 15 years ago that scientifically unsupported and misleading testimony could have come from more than a single hair examiner among agents discredited in a 1997 inspector general’s report on misconduct at the FBI lab.

The report said that as of 1999, Justice Department officials had enough information to review all hair unit cases — not just those of former agent Michael P. Malone, who was identified as the agent making the most frequent exaggerated testimony.

By 2002, Maureen Killion, then director of enforcement operations, had alerted senior criminal division officials to “the specter that the other examiners in the unit” were as sloppy as Malone, the inspector general said.

“This issue has been raised with the FBI but not resolved to date,” Killion wrote to then-Assistant Attorney General Michael Chertoff and his principal deputy, John C. Keeney, in July 2002, the report said.
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Spy Agencies can Blackmail Politicians to Control Policy (Video)
Source: Submitted: 07/30/2014
William Edward Binney is a former highly placed intelligence official with the United States National Security Agency (NSA) turned whistleblower who resigned on October 31, 2001, after more than 30 years with the agency. He was a high-profile critic of his former employers during the George W. Bush administration. Binney continues to speak out during Barack Obama's presidency about the NSA's data collection policies.  Watch here »
Gas Station Clerk With MMA Training Surprises Thieves (Video)
Source: Submitted: 07/28/2014
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Doctor Disobeys Gun Free Zone and Saves Lives
Source: Submitted: 07/27/2014
--The hospital has a policy barring anyone except on-duty law enforcement officers from carrying weapons anywhere on its campus, a spokeswoman for the Mercy Health System said.

But Yeadon Police Chief Donald Molineux said that "without a doubt, I believe the doctor saved lives."

"Without that firearm, this guy (the patient) could have went out in the hallway and just walked down the offices until he ran out of ammunition," the chief said.
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Anti-Spying bill signed into law in New Hampshire
Source: Submitted: 07/26/2014
CONCORD, N.H., July 24, 2014 – New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed into law a bill that not only bans state and local law enforcement from searching an electronic device without a warrant, but also prohibits a small but important category of what the NSA has been doing with the warrantless data it collects.

House Bill 1533 (HB1533) was passed unanimously by both legislative houses and was ultimately sent to Gov. Hassan’s desk last month. It bans government entities from searching “information contained in a portable electronic device” without a warrant “signed by a judge and based on probable cause.”

Any information “obtained in violation” of the new law is banned from use in any “criminal, civil, administrative, or other proceeding” in the state of New Hampshire.
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Protect Your Rights with Jury Nullification (Video)
Source: Submitted: 07/26/2014
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How Matt Drudge Changed The World (Video)
Source: Submitted: 07/21/2014
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Ron Paul Rewind: Israel Encouraged Growth of Hamas (Video)
Source: Submitted: 07/20/2014
As the death toll from the Israel government’s air strikes increases and its military prepares for a ground invasion of Gaza that the Israeli government justifies as a response to Hamas hostilities, consider former Rep. Ron Paul’s January 9, 2009 speech on the US House of Representatives floor explaining that Israel helped encourage the growth of Hamas to counteract the Palestine Liberation Organization. Paul, RPI’s chairman and founder, proceeds to discuss in the speech the similarity between Israel’s past actions regarding Hamas and the US Central Intelligence Agency’s support for radicalizing Muslims to compete with the Soviet Union.  Watch here »
Detroit police chief gives credit to armed citizens for drop in crime
Source: Submitted: 07/20/2014
Detroit— Fed up with crime, some armed Detroiters have developed itchy trigger-fingers — and Police Chief James Craig said lawbreakers are getting the message.

--Detroit has experienced 37 percent fewer robberies in 2014 than during the same period last year, 22 percent fewer break-ins of businesses and homes, and 30 percent fewer carjackings. Craig attributed the drop to better police work and criminals being reluctant to prey on citizens who may be carrying guns.

“Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon,” said Craig, who has repeatedly said he believes armed citizens deter crime. “I don’t want to take away from the good work our investigators are doing, but I think part of the drop in crime, and robberies in particular, is because criminals are thinking twice that citizens could be armed.

“I can’t say what specific percentage is caused by this, but there’s no question in my mind it has had an effect,” Craig said.
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Martial Law, Detention Camps and Kangaroo Courts
Source: Submitted: 07/17/2014
Despite what some may think, the Constitution is no magical incantation against government wrongdoing. Indeed, it’s only as effective as those who abide by it. However, without courts willing to uphold the Constitution’s provisions when government officials disregard it and a citizenry knowledgeable enough to be outraged when those provisions are undermined, it provides little to no protection against SWAT team raids, domestic surveillance, police shootings of unarmed citizens, indefinite detentions, and the like.

Unfortunately, the courts and the police have meshed in their thinking to such an extent that anything goes when it’s done in the name of national security, crime fighting and terrorism. Consequently, America no longer operates under a system of justice characterized by due process, an assumption of innocence, probable cause and clear prohibitions on government overreach and police abuse. Instead, our courts of justice have been transformed into courts of order, advocating for the government’s interests, rather than championing the rights of the citizenry, as enshrined in the Constitution.
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A Century of Enslavement (Video)
Source: Corbett Report Submitted: 07/11/2014
The story of our monetary system in 90 minutes.  Watch here »
I think James did a really good job on this. If you'd like some more details (in the form of a short / free book) check out:
Boston Children's Hospital Uses Child as Guinea Pig (Video)
Source: Peter Schiff Show Submitted: 07/09/2014
A doctor, funded by the federal government to study psychosomatic disorders, decides that a child's previously diagnosed disease is all "in her head."

He then uses his authority to take the girl from her parents, depriving her of medication while studying her physical decline, for nearly two years.
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The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders
Source: Submitted: 07/08/2014
--Here's the reality.

The NSA collects and stores the full content of extremely sensitive photographs, emails, chat transcripts, and other documents belong to Americans, itself a violation of the Constitution—but even if you disagree that it's illegal, there's no disputing the fact that the NSA has been proven incapable of safeguarding that data. There is not the chance the data could leak at sometime in the future. It has already been taken and given to reporters. The necessary reform is clear. Unable to safeguard this sensitive data, the NSA shouldn't be allowed to collect and store it.
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Independence Day is not about Loving Centralized Power
Source: Submitted: 07/03/2014
--What is undeniable is that what Americans celebrate on July 4th is secession and decentralization, concepts centered on the idea that local self-rule is preferable to centralized power. How do most Americans celebrate this history? With displays of honor and professions of devotion to a centralized government that is orders of magnitude more oppressive than the one against which their forefathers rebelled.  Read full article »
Researcher who worked on Facebook experiment was funded by DoD
Source: Submitted: 07/01/2014
Facebook’s controversial “emotional study”, which subjected over half a million unwitting users of the social network to a psychological conditioning experiment, has direct ties to research funded by the Department of Defense concerning the likelihood of civil unrest.

The Facebook scandal hit the headlines this week, as it was revealed that the company participated with a federally funded UCSF study into how emotions can be swayed on social media by controlling the content of personal feeds and deciding whether to show negative or positive material.

While that fact in itself is disturbing, it seems that the rabbit hole goes even deeper.
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Supporting Evidence for Aspartame-Alzheimer’s Link Emerges
Source: Submitted: 06/26/2014
--You may have heard the claim that aspartame is harmless because methanol is also found in fruits and vegetables. However, in these whole foods the methanol is firmly bonded to pectin, which allows it to be safely passed through your digestive tract. This is not the case for the methanol created by aspartame. There, it's not bonded to anything that can help eliminate it from your body. That's problem number one...

Problem number two relates to the fact that humans are the only mammals who are NOT equipped with a protective biological mechanism that breaks down methanol into harmless formic acid. This is why animal testing of aspartame does not fully apply to humans.
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Pentagon Official: The Obama Drone Kill Memo Is Out And Libertarians Were Right — It’s Murder
Source: Submitted: 06/25/2014
--The problem is that the administration is making the accusations against a U.S. citizen, rendering a judgment of guilt or innocence outside of the court system, and then carrying out an extrajudicial killing of American citizens in complete and utter violation of the Constitution. The part of the memo that addresses the right to due process is redacted.

At no point in the extralegal process outlined in the memo is the U.S. citizen in question tried or convicted in a court of law for the crimes the administration alleges the individual is guilty of. The administration is making that determination, and exactly who within the administration is still unclear. This is a scary usurpation of power from the judicial branch — and an amazing power grab by the executive.

Finally, under the legal reasoning outlined in the memo, there is nothing to prevent the president from ordering a lethal operation against U.S. citizens inside the United States, as the memo does not stipulate that there is a geographic limitation to these operations — only a test of feasibility. Nor is there a single requirement for a federal court of judge to make the determination that a person is a member or leader of a terrorist organization.

When this country was created, the Founders may not have anticipated the dangers posed by a terrorist cell capable of killing thousands or more. But they knew well, and carefully guarded against, the dangers of a government gone wild. In this memo, finally made public, we have proof of a White House that considers itself judge, jury and executioner. And that, America, is a clear and present danger.
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Please Support the Tenth Amendment Center
Source: Submitted: 06/25/2014
Today is the Tenth Amendment Center’s 8th anniversary. It’s hard to believe I’ve been at this for eight years!

Looking back, I’m blown away by what the Tenth Amendment Center has grown into. But growth comes with growing pains.

I have to admit, there are times – and they have happened often in the last few weeks – that I can barely muster the energy to keep pushing on. My inability to raise the money needed to pay myself a paltry $10/hour along with barely a handful of part-time team members has been giving me thoughts of throwing in the towel.

In my worst moments, I’ve had thoughts like this: “I’ve given eight years of my life. I have no car, no insurance, no retirement fund, no cellphone plan, and have had just one week of vacation in a decade. And the public, by not giving me the funding after so many years – to really get the job done – is telling me that they don’t want, or need, this kind of dedication and sacrifice from me.”

But those thoughts become fleeting when things happen like they did yesterday. Eight years ago, I started a blog with about 20 bucks. And yesterday, a California assembly committee passed a bill I originally wrote to start the process of turning off resources to the NSA. It already passed the Senate 29-1, and should get to the Governor’s desk this year.
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I feel this guy's I kicked in another $50. I hope that you will contribute something too.
Judge Nap on Lerner Emails: Looks Like IRS Has Willfully Destroyed Evidence (Video)
Source: Submitted: 06/22/2014
Judge Andrew Napolitano was on “The Kelly File” tonight to discuss two years of Lois Lerner’s emails, which the IRS says it has lost.

Napolitano said the FBI can recover almost anything, and there needs to be a way for it to look for the emails.
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Tragedy & Hope 101 - Bonus Material (War Against the Weak)
Source: Submitted: 06/21/2014
Excerpts from Edwin Black's "War Against the Weak"

XV: The US Elite decide to create a superior Nordic race:
“[From the early 1900s through to the mid-1970s] hundreds of thousands of Americans and untold numbers of others were not permitted [to reproduce. Many, including approximately 70,000 Americans] were forcibly sterilized…This battle to wipe out whole ethnic groups was fought not by armies with guns nor by hate sects at the margins. Rather, this pernicious white-gloved war was prosecuted by esteemed professors, elite universities, wealthy industrialists and government officials colluding in a racist, pseudoscientific movement called eugenics. The purpose: create a superior Nordic race.

To perpetuate the campaign, widespread academic fraud combined with almost unlimited corporate philanthropy to establish the biological rationales for persecution. Employing a hazy amalgam of guesswork, gossip, falsified information [and] academic arrogance, the eugenics movement slowly constructed a national bureaucratic and juridical infrastructure to cleanse America of its ‘unfit.’”

XXI: Excellent summary of those involved:
“When we were done, we had assembled a mountain of documentation that clearly chronicled a century of eugenic crusading by America’s finest universities, most reputable scientists, most trusted professional and charitable organizations, and most revered corporate foundations. They had collaborated with the Department of Agriculture and numerous state agencies in an attempt to breed a new race of Nordic humans, applying the same principles used to breed cattle and corn.

The names define power and prestige in America: the Carnegie Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Harriman railroad fortune, Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, Stanford University, the American Medical Association, Margaret Sanger, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Robert Yerkes, Woodrow Wilson, the American Museum of Natural History, the American Genetic Association and a sweeping array of government agencies from the obscure Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics to the U.S. State Department.”
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This post is personal for me. Why? Because if these people would have had their way, I wouldn't exist. (Many of you reading this wouldn't exist either.)

I've taken the time to condense "War Against the Weak" down to about 45 pages of excerpts. Even if you only read the first few pages, you'll gain priceless insight into the dangerous arrogance of the ruling class.
Rush: Red Barchetta drum cover (Video)
Source: Submitted: 06/15/2014
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I promised myself that when I finished writing "Tragedy and Hope 101" I'd make some time for my drums again. (I literally hadn't touched them in more than 16 months.)

Well, this is my first official "drum cover" after the long layoff. If you're looking for a break from the political stuff, this will keep you busy for a few minutes.
Year of the whistleblower: 10 things we didn’t know before Snowden
Source: Submitted: 06/13/2014
Welcome to the post-Snowden era, where everything you say or do can be monitored by secret services - regardless of a court of law. One year on,here are the top 10 revelations showing us how the world has been fundamentally transformed by state snooping.  Read full article »
The coming digital anarchy
Source: Submitted: 06/09/2014
Andreas Antonopoulos:

“This allows forms of self-organisation that don’t depend on parties or representative government at all. Representative democracy was a solution to a scaling problem. The fact that you couldn’t get a message across Europe in anything less than a couple of weeks.
“Well, that issue of scale has now been solved. So the question is, why do you need representatives? If you ask people who were born with the internet they can’t understand why we need them. To a whole generation of people [the phasing out of represnetative democracy] this is already a normal and natural progression. And now we have the tools to do that.
“In my view, and this is probably why I call myself a ‘disruptarian’, centralised systems have one inevitable trajectory that has been validated throughout history, which is that as the people in the centre accumulate power and control they eventually corrupt the system entirely to serve their own needs, whether that’s a currency, a corporation, a nation.
“Decentralised institutions are far more resilient to that: there is no centre, they do not afford opportunities for corruption. I think that’s a natural progression of humanity.
“It’s an idea that has existed for centuries and has progressively become more and more prevalent. The essential basics of going from monarchies to democracies, from distributing information, knowledge, education and wealth to the middle class, and power to simple people, has been a trend that has lasted now for millennia.
“This is not some kind of libertarian manifesto, or anarchist manifesto, saying that we don’t need mechanisms for achieving social cohesion. It’s simply recognising that we can create better mechanisms as we solve problems of scale. That’s all. It’s not some kind of crazy ‘we don’t need governments’ manifesto. It’s simply that we can make better governments when we don’t concentrate power as much in the hands of a few people.
“As my ancestors in Greece figured out more than three thousand years ago, power corrupts. You can read about that in the writings of the ancient greek philosophers, and nothing really has changed – only that scale of power, and the scale of misery that can be created when that power is wielded to do bad things.”
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It's a long article, but it contains a lot of interesting information.
Just Shoot: The Mindset Responsible for Turning Search Warrants into Death Warrants, and SWAT Teams into Death Squads
Source: Submitted: 06/05/2014
How many children, old people, and law-abiding citizens have to be injured, terrorized or killed before we call a halt to the growing rash of police violence that is wracking the country? How many family pets have to be gunned down in cold blood by marauding SWAT teams before we declare such tactics off limits? And how many communities have to be transformed into military outposts, complete with heavily armed police, military tanks, and “safety” checkpoints before we draw that line in the sand that says “not in our town”?

The latest incident comes out of Atlanta, Georgia, where a SWAT team, attempting to execute a no-knock drug warrant in the middle of the night, launched a flash bang grenade into the targeted home, only to have it land in a crib where a 19-month-old baby lay sleeping. The grenade exploded in the baby’s face, burning his face, lacerating his chest, and leaving him paralyzed. He is currently in the hospital in a medically induced coma.
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Tragedy & Hope 101 - Bonus Material (NATOs Secret Armies)
Source: Submitted: 05/31/2014
Excerpts from Daniele Ganser's book, NATO's Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe

117: Delle Chiaie + Guerin Serac, false flag terrorism and Aginter Press
“In Portugal Guerin Serac…erected Aginter Press as an ultra-secret anti-Communist army with the support of both the PIDE and the CIA. Aginter Press set up training camps in which it instructed mercenaries and terrorists in a three-week course in covert action techniques including hands-on bomb terrorism, silent assassination, subversion techniques, clandestine communication and infiltration and colonial warfare.

Next to Guerin Serac, Italian right-wing terrorist Stefano Delle Chiaie was among the founding fathers of Aginter Press. ‘We acted against the Communists and against the bourgeois state, against the democracy, which deprived us from our liberty. And thus we had to use violence,’ Delle Chiaie later reasoned. ‘We were considered to be criminals, but in reality we were but the victims of an anti-Fascist liberal movement.’ …Aged 30, Delle Chiaie in the mid-1960s together with Guerin Serac and the support of the CIA set up the Aginter secret army. ‘Together with a French friend of mine [Guerin Serac] I decided back then [1965] to establish the press agency Aginter Press, in order to be able to defend our political views.’ In the Years that followed Delle Chiaie became maybe the most brutal right-wing terrorist directly linked to the secret war. In Italy he engaged in coup detats and massacres, including the Piazza Fontana massacre of 1969, and in Latin America together with Nazi Klaus Barbie, the ‘butcher of Lyon,’ he propped up right-wing dictatorships.

Guerin Serac himself, together with many others, was convinced that in order to defeat Communism in Western Europe secret terrorist operations were necessary: ‘In the first phase of our political activity we must create chaos in all structures of the regime’ he declared without specifically indicating the state targeted. ‘Two forms of terrorism can provocate such a situation: the blind terrorism (committing massacres indiscriminately which cause a large number of victims), and the selective terrorism (eliminate chosen persons).’ In each case the terror carried out secretly by the extreme right had to be blamed on the left, as the master and eminence grise of anti-Communist terrorism insisted: ‘This destruction of the state must be carried out as much as possible under the cover of Communist activities.’ The terrorist attacks of the secret armies are designed as a means to discredit the ruling government and force it to shift to the right: ‘After that, we must intervene…in order to influence popular opinion, suggest a solution, and clearly demonstrate the weakness of the present legal apparatus…Popular opinion must be polarised in such a way, that we are being presented as the only instrument capable of saving the nation.’

The CIA and Salazar’s military secret service PIDE provided the finances for the terrorism…An Aginter document, entitled ‘Our Political Activity’…describes how a country can be targeted with secret warfare: ‘Our belief is that the first phase of political activity ought to be to create the conditions favouring the installation of chaos in all of the regime’s structures.’ As the most essential component of the strategy the violence inflicted had to be blamed on the Communists and traces had to be planted accordingly. ‘In our view the first move we should make is to destroy the structure of the democratic state under the cover of Communist and pro-Chinese activities.’ The document continued to stress that left-wing militant groups had to be infiltrated and manipulated: ‘Moreover, we have people who have infiltrated these groups and obviously we will have to tailor our actions to the ethos of the milieu – propaganda and action of a sort which will seem to have emanated from our Communist adversaries.’

Such false flag operations, the secret soldiers concluded, ‘will create a feeling of hostility towards those who threaten the peace of each and every nation,’ i.e. the Communists.”
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Brian Williams interviews Edward Snowden (Video)
Source: Submitted: 05/29/2014
After months of behind-the-scenes contact, "NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams sat down with Edward Snowden, a man wanted for espionage here at home, for his first American television interview. Nothing was off limits.  Watch here »
Are You Eating This Toxic Contaminant?
Source: Submitted: 05/26/2014
--The Norwegian study in question investigated contamination levels and nutritional contents of three varieties of Iowa-grown soybeans:6 Roundup Ready soybeans; non-GE, conventional soybeans grown using Roundup herbicide; and organic soybeans, grown without agricultural chemicals.

On average GE soy contained 11.9 parts per million (ppm) of glyphosate. The highest residue level found was 20.1 ppm. Meanwhile, no residues of either kind were found in the conventional non-GE and organic varieties. (Similar results were found in a 2012 nutritional analysis of GE corn, which was found to contain 13 ppm of glyphosate, compared to none in non-GMO corn.)
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Secrets, lies and Snowden's email: why I was forced to shut down Lavabit
Source: Submitted: 05/22/2014
--If my experience serves any purpose, it is to illustrate what most already know: courts must not be allowed to consider matters of great importance under the shroud of secrecy, lest we find ourselves summarily deprived of meaningful due process. If we allow our government to continue operating in secret, it is only a matter of time before you or a loved one find yourself in a position like I did – standing in a secret courtroom, alone, and without any of the meaningful protections that were always supposed to be the people's defense against an abuse of the state's power.  Read full article »
“The Lead” Dips to New Low with “Coverage” of AE911Truth’s 9/11 Museum Brochure
Source: Submitted: 05/22/2014
--This propaganda masquerading as news is actually a carefully crafted attack on anyone who questions what the media tell us and on anyone who is not satisfied with the official cover-up of 9/11, and it is far from the only recent example. Newsweek, for example, has just produced a cover story ominously entitled, "The plots to destroy America." In this attack on "conspiracy theorists," we are told that it goes beyond craziness and insensitivity – that public health and public policy are threatened by those who question the official line.  Read full article »
Rand Pauls Filibuster, BUSTED! (Video)
Source: Submitted: 05/22/2014
David Knight breaks down why Rand Paul's filibuster ended early, and what the Federal Government is trying to do to our rights.  Watch here »
Back in 2011, I challenged the federal government's push to "legally" assassinate US citizens based on nothing more than an accusation. This is a small part of what I wrote to one of my senators at the time:

"You do not possess the authority to strip an individual of their rights based on an accusation alone. Evidence must be presented and an individual must be permitted to defend his or herself. Prior to this due process a person is merely an ACCUSED criminal. (Thief, rapist, murderer or terrorist…the crime that an individual is accused of does not alter the process by which guilt is determined.) Nobody opposes (NDAA) because they want to protect 'terrorists,' they oppose it because they want to protect people who are FALSELY ACCUSED of being terrorists or ‘associated’ with terrorists."

If you believe government officials should obey the laws that they swore an oath to "preserve, protect and defend, check out the short video posted above.
California Senate passes bill to pull the plug on illegal NSA spying
Source: Submitted: 05/19/2014
May 19, 2014 – A bipartisan bill which creates a mechanism to turn off all material support and assistance, including water and electricity resources, from California to the NSA passed the State Senate today. The vote was 29-1.

Dubbed the 4th Amendment Protection Act, Senate Bill 828 (SB828) would ban the state from participating in, or providing material support or resources to any federal agency engaged in the “illegal and unconstitutional collection of electronic data or metadata, without consent, of any person not based on a warrant that particularly describes the person, place, and thing to be searched or seized.”
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John Dickinson: The “Penman of the Revolution”
Source: Submitted: 05/18/2014
--Before all of this, Dickinson realized that a grand victory could only become reality if minor victories were obtained through the hard work of individuals. Only through tough work and individual battles, not inane pessimism, would tyranny yield. To Dickinson, small victories were not insignificant. They were necessary advances.  Read full article »
Large Pig Study Reveals Significant Inflammatory Response to GMO (Recommended)
Source: Submitted: 05/18/2014
One of the best studies ever done to document the dangers of GM foods found that overall, inflammation levels were 2.6 times higher in GE-fed pigs than those fed a non-GE diet, and male pigs fared worse than the females
Most pigs raised in the US are fed a genetically engineered (GE) diet; typically a mixture of GE soy and corn. Recent research shows that such a diet causes severe inflammation in the pig’s stomach
While sows were 2.2 times more likely to have severe stomach inflammation on a GE diet, male pigs were four times more likely to get severe stomach inflammation
The GE diet tested simulated that consumed by a typical American, who will be exposed to a variety of different GE crops through their daily diet, not just one specific one at a time.
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Tragedy & Hope 101 - Bonus Material (A Century of War)
Source: Submitted: 05/18/2014
Excerpts from William Engdahl's "A Century of War"

5-6: Must rule the “vulgar ignorant masses” + informal empire:
“British liberalism, as it was defined towards the end of the nineteenth century, justified development of an ever more powerful imperial elite class, ruling on behalf of the ‘vulgar ignorant masses,’ who could not be entrusted to rule on their own behalf.” + “By the end of the nineteenth century, the British establishment began an intense debate over how to maintain its global empire. Amid slogans about a new era of ‘anti-imperialism,’ beginning the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Britain embarked on a more sophisticated and far more effective form for maintaining its dominant world role, through what came to be called ‘informal empire.’ …The notion of special economic relationships with ‘client states,’ the concept of ‘spheres of influence’ as well as that of ‘balance-of-power diplomacy,’ all came out of this complex weave of British ‘informal empire’ towards the end of the last century.”
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Get High on Life: 10 Natural Ways to Feel on Top of the World
Source: Submitted: 05/18/2014
Many of society’s favorite psychoactive compounds, both legal and illegal, work by hijacking our own neurotransmitters and brain receptor sites. In other words, they aren’t creating something out of nothing nor are they necessarily imposing an alien influence. They only work because our brains are set up to get high and feel pleasure.  Read full article »
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