By Mattea Kramer and Jo Comerford | Common Dreams
The streets are so much darker now, since money for streetlights is rarely available to municipal governments. The national parks began closing down years ago. Some are already being subdivided and sold to the highest bidder. Reports on bridges crumbling or even collapsing are commonplace. The air in city after city hangs brown and heavy (and rates of childhood asthma and other lung diseases have shot up), because funding that would allow the enforcement of clean air standards by the Environmental Protection Agency is a distant memory. Public education has been cut to the bone, making good schools a luxury and, according to the Department of Education, two of every five students won’t graduate from high school.
It’s 2023 — and this is America 10 years after the first across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration went into effect. They went on for a decade, making no exception for effective programs vital to America’s economic health that were already underfunded, like job training and infrastructure repairs. It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
Traveling back in time to 2013 — at the moment the sequester cuts began — no one knew what their impact would be, although nearly everyone across the political spectrum agreed that it would be bad. As it happened, the first signs of the unraveling which would, a decade later, leave the United States a third-world country, could be detected surprisingly quickly, only three months after the cuts began. In that brief time, a few government agencies, like the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), after an uproar over flight delays, requested — and won — special relief. Naturally, the Department of Defense, with a mere $568 billion to burn in its 2013 budget, also joined this elite list. On the other hand, critical spending for education, environmental protection, and scientific research was not spared, and in many communities the effect was felt remarkably soon.
Reports are coming in from people around the world that Planet X Nibiru is now visible in the sky. Supposedly Nibiru is visible when the sun sets and rises. These reports also claim that Planet X Nibiru is a Brown Dwarf so it will have a much stronger gravitational pull and can do way more damage.
I was not planning on finding this, but I did for a reason. This picture was posted on tripadvisor by someone who was sharing a hotel review. The purpose was not to show Nibiru or anything like that. I have seen different pictures online of people who have captured the same image with their cameras. I don’t know but I think this could be Nibiru.
by Jon Rappoport | www.nomorefakenews.com
Now it’s getting interesting.
Lois Lerner, head of the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt filings, will take the Fifth in front of Congress tomorrow.
She won’t answer questions. She won’t say, for example, why she never informed Congress that she knew there was criminal fiddling going on at the IRS, where employees “gave extra scrutiny” to tea party, conservative, patriot, and other groups during the application process.
Instead, as the DOJ launches a criminal investigation, Lerner will tell the House Oversight Committee, “I decline to answer. I invoke my Fifth Amendment right.” Multiple times she will say this.
Meaning: “If I answer, I could incriminate myself.”
Her lawyer, William Taylor, has asked the Committee to excuse Lerner from testifying tomorrow, Wednesday, since she won’t be answering questions. Taylor wrote to the House Committee, “[Forcing her to testify would] have no other purpose other than to embarrass or burden her.”
Tsk, tsk. Mustn’t embarrass a person who has committed crimes. Be nice. Be kind. Yes, Lois Lerner failed to tell the Committee anything about IRS crimes, when she testified four times last year, but so what? Give her a break. Goodness gracious, don’t put her through an ordeal.
Somehow, Lerner’s lawyer’s logic doesn’t stand up. But he’s a lawyer, so that’s no surprise.
by Tim Brown
For weeks we’ve been hearing about an armed march on the Capitol of the United States. Washington, D.C. is supposed to be the target of a “peaceful” protest with people marching with their loaded firearms. While I agree with the sentiment, let me just come right out and say this as simple and as blunt as I can say it: This is a very, very, very, very, very bad idea. It’s also stupid. Let me explain.
First Adam Kokesh, 31, is the man who began promoting the event. You can read a bit more about Kokesh and some of his ties here. While there are things I agree with him on, there is much I disagree with him about. He talks about nonviolence and I don’t have any reason to not believe him in that regard, but he has no way of ensuring that violence will not erupt, especially when you consider that there are many, not all, in his audience that are clearly fringe anarchists. However, consider what is to take place and the ramifications of it.
First, Kokesh remarks in an update to the event, scheduled for July 4, 2013:
Now that it’s undeniable that this is going to happen, allow me to make clear how. There will be coordination with DC law enforcement prior to the event. I will recommend that they do the best they can to honor their oaths and escort us on our route. Failing to provide that commitment to safety, we will either be informed that we will only be allowed up to a certain point where we would be arrested. If this is the case, we will approach that point as a group and if necessary, I will procede (sic) to volunteer myself to determine what their actual course of action with someone crossing the line will be at which point fellow marchers will have the choice of joining me one at a time in a peaceful, orderly manner, or turning back to the National Cemetery.
Whereas the 2nd Amendment recognizes the right of the people to keep and bear arms, and whereas the right to keep and bear arms need not be demonstrated, and whereas Adam Kokesh’s planned armed march into Washington DC is an unnecessary and dangerous provocation that may be used to demonize guns and gun owners, the undersigned petitioners, while supporting the right to keep and bear arms, state their opposition to Adam Kokesh’s planned armed march into Washington DC on July 4th, 2013.
Please sign and share this petition with your second Amendment supporting friends. Post to social media. Spread the word!
Kokesh’s planned armed march into DC gives the government an opportunity to use agents provocateurs to cause an armed confrontation with the DC police and possibly the military, giving Obama the chance to declare a national emergency and suspend the Second Amendment for us all.
The only way that we can undermine the potential government propaganda value of Kokesh’s stunt is if a million gun-owners and Second Amendment supporters sign this petition to make it clear Adam Kokesh does not speak or act for the majority of Americans. – What Really Happened
By Madison Ruppert | Editor of End the Lie
When former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman was pressed by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) on Tuesday, Shulman refused to apologize for the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.
Instead of apologizing, Shulman expressed regret and stated that the Inspector General report absolved him of any culpability for the agency’s conduct.
The IRS scandal has resulted in a surprising number of absurd situations similar to the interaction between Cornyn and Shulman.
On Sunday, an Obama aide attempted to defend the Obama administration in the face of multiple scandals, stating that the “law is irrelevant” when discussing the IRS scandal in particular.
Another particularly interesting claim made during a congressional hearing was that the United States tax system is in fact a voluntary one.
YOU ARE CRAZY: New Psychiatric Guidelines Target Hoarding, Child Temper Tantrums, and a Host of Other “Illnesses”
By Mac Slavo | SHTFplan.com
It’s not a stretch to suggest that Americans are over medicated. In 2011 doctors across the nation wrote an astounding four billion medical prescriptions, amounting to an average of 13 prescriptions for every man, woman and child in the United States.
In the next few weeks the American Psychiatric Associations is releasing their updated fifth version their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5); the so-called ‘bible’ of psychiatric diagnoses. The new manual promises to take mental illness and the use of prescription drugs to a whole new level.
You may not be considered “crazy” or “mentally ill” today, but under the new guidelines experts say half of us will be diagnosed with a psychiatric condition in the future.
The odds will probably be greater than 50 percent, according to the new manual, that you’ll have a mental disorder in your lifetime.
What is going to happen when the greatest economic bubble in the history of the world pops? The mainstream media never talks about that. They are much too busy covering the latest dogfights in Washington and what Justin Bieber has been up to. And most Americans seem to think that if the Dow keeps setting new all-time highs that everything must be okay. Sadly, that is not the case at all. Right now, the U.S. economy is exhibiting all of the classic symptoms of a bubble economy. You can see this when you step back and take a longer-term view of things. Over the past decade, we have added more than 10 trillion dollars to the national debt. But most Americans have shown very little concern as the balance on our national credit card has soared from 6 trillion dollars to nearly 17 trillion dollars. Meanwhile, Wall Street has been transformed into the biggest casino on the planet, and much of the new money that the Federal Reserve has been recklessly printing up has gone into stocks. But the Dow does not keep setting new records because the underlying economic fundamentals are good. Rather, the reckless euphoria that we are seeing in the financial markets right now reminds me very much of 1929. Margin debt is absolutely soaring, and every time that happens a crash rapidly follows. But this time when a crash happens it could very well be unlike anything that we have ever seen before. The top 25 U.S. banks have more than 212 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives combined, and when that house of cards comes crashing down there is no way that anyone will be able to prop it back up. After all, U.S. GDP for an entire year is only a bit more than 15 trillion dollars.
Free speech is now being considered a threat to national security, says Antiwar.com founder Eric Garris
The website’s founder and managing editor Eric Garris, along with longtime editorial director Justin Raimondo, filed a lawsuit in federal court today, demanding the release of records they believe the FBI is keeping on them and the 17-year-old online magazine.
Antiwar.com says this is one more example of post-9/11 government overreach, and a stark reminder that the First Amendment has been treated as little more than a speed bump on the road to a government surveillance state. The lawsuit is particularly timely, considering recent scandals in which the Department of Justice secretly seized months of journalists’ phone records at the Associated Press, and did the same and more to a FOX News reporter, while the IRS is acknowledging it singled out conservative groups that criticize the government for extra scrutiny.
“On the Possibilities of Climate Control” in 1962:
Harry Wexler on Geoengineering and Ozone Destruction
James Fleming jfleming (@) colby.edu
Science, Technology and Society Program, Colby College – American Geophysical Union, Dec. 14, 2007
“The subject of weather and climate control is now becoming respectable to talk about.”
So began Harry Wexler in his speech “On the Possibilities of Climate Control,” given in early 1962 to technical audiences in Boston, Hartford, and Los Angeles.[i] Wexler, who studied meteorology at MIT and served as Chief of Scientific Services at the US Weather Bureau, supported his claim by citing, among others, President John F. Kennedy’s recent speech at the United Nations proposing, “cooperative efforts between all nations in weather prediction and eventually in weather control” and the State Department’s urging of “early and comprehensive study in the light of developments in outer space of the possibility of large-scale weather modification.”[ii]
Wexler assured his audiences that he was concerned not with the long and checkered history of cloud modification leading to more-or-less localized precipitation influences, but with planetary-scale manipulation of the Earth’s shortwave and longwave radiation budget that would result in “rather large-scale effects on general circulation patterns in short or longer periods, even approaching that of climatic change.”[iii] These effects, details later, included increasing world temperature by several degrees by detonating up to ten H-bombs in the Arctic Ocean; decreasing world temperature by launching powder into an equatorial orbit to shade the Earth and make it look somewhat like Saturn and its rings; and notably, destroying all stratospheric ozone above the Arctic circle using a relatively small amount of a catalytic agent such as chlorine or bromine.
It’s a profound feeling, sense, experience, whatever you want to call it, to approach the wondrous, loving Source of it all. I’ve been very emotional of late while visiting a place of few outward manifestations of such. New and adjusting, so it may just be my perspective and detoxing from the US. Lots to grok.
I’m not sure what to make of it.
I’m recalling dear friends, having deep endearing thoughts and feelings about my family and true friends, and appreciating the amazing love and tolerance of my wonderful mate…and our little puppy. Not really a puppy, she’s eight years old, but little. Funny how the unconditional love of a pet is so reassuring. She’s really grown up. She’s just a little 5 pound Yorkie, but she steals hearts like there’s no tomorrow.
I don’t remember when I’ve felt such an overwhelming love for things as I’m feeling right now. Maybe that experience I talked about in Why Do We Weep cracked me open or called on Universe to envelope me. I don’t know. I hope it lasts.
I woke up in the night after that experience with an overwhelming sense of unspeakable love around me. And it’s peacefully calm and beautifully steady.
Leaving the United Snakes
It could have something to do with leaving the States and finally realizing my freedom a second time and doing so in my latter years that’s dawning on me. The gulag of “America” is an enrapturing trance. I left it when I was young and first awakened just out of college for that reason for over 20 years, but leaving it the second time was much more difficult and took some forays into a few possibilities to get the rust off.
By Jurriaan Maessen | ExplosiveReports.Com
Member of the European parliament Gerard Batten has raised the alarm on Bilderberg, stating he has written all major mainstream media outlets in the UK as well as submitting a freedom of information request for the Hertfordshire police commissioner asking who is paying for the expenses of all this policing.
“The next meeting of the Bilderberg group is to be held in England. The location is thought to be the Grove Hotel Watford from the 6th to the 9th of June.”, Batten stated, continuing to point out that there is in place a code of silence in regards to the annual confab. Batten:
“These annual meetings are summits of the most wealthy, powerful and influential people in the world of politics, finance and business. The biggest mystery surrounding them is why the mainstream newspapers and broadcasters have chosen not to report on them since 1954. However in the internet-age there existence can no longer be kept secret. I’ve written to all the mainstream press and TV in the UK, asking them if they intend to report on this meeting- and if not, why not.”
Batten’s point is well-placed. There has indeed been a deafening silence on the part of the mainstream press when it comes to the most secretive of summits. He rightly pointed out that the alternative media is reluctantly doing the mainstream media’s job- the first increasingly reporting on Bilderberg where the latter remains silent.
FIVE people have died after a 10-metre wide sinkhole opened up at the gates of an industrial estate in Shenzhen, the southern Chinese boom town neighbouring Hong Kong.
The Shenzhen Longgang district government said on its verified page on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, that five people had died and added that it was investigating the incident.
The sinkhole formed just outside the Huamao Industrial Park in Shenzhen on Monday evening, at a time when many factory workers would have been changing shifts, according to the website of Beijing-based newspaper the Guangming Daily.
The state-run Shanghai Daily newspaper said that rescuers saved one man.
Reports said it was unclear how many people had fallen into the hole in total, but the search was continuing on Tuesday.
When a parent puts a bottle of baby formula to a child’s lips, the parent might not know exactly what ingredients are in that thick, nutritionally packed mix. But rocket fuel? That’s not an ingredient many expect to find.
A study by government researchers released Thursday tested 15 different brands of formula and found a chemical — also found in rocket fuel — contaminating every single one.
While the levels of the chemical, perchlorate, have been deemed safe by the Environmental Protection Agency, some worry public health is at risk.
Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tested the formula for the presence of perchlorate, a chemical used as the main ingredient in solid rocket fuel. It’s a worry because perchlorate can interfere with the production of thyroid hormones by inhibiting the absorption of iodine.
by Jon Rappoport | www.nomorefakenews.com
It’s simple. Authorities invented the idea that other people have issues with authority.
Psychiatrists rank right up there among the elitists setting the standards. They, for example, have concocted a little fictional doodad called Oppositional Defiance Disorder. And magically, they never accuse their professional colleagues of having it. No.
Why should they? They amuse themselves by deciding when civilians are overly defiant and need pacification (drugs).
But we’re also talking about character structure here, because psychiatrists turn out to be exactly the people who want to slap labels like ODD on others. They like that. So they labor in universities and hospitals and earn their degrees and state-issued licenses, knowing that soon they will have that power.
Having gained it, there is nothing to be defiant about. They’re sitting on top of the heap, which they call science.
It’s quite a racket.
In response, how about this? The Challenge to Authority Syndrome (CAS). It would be diagnosed in people who hold positions of authority and react very badly when someone lower on the totem pole doubts them.
PJM EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton and Obama
by Roger L Simon | P J Media
More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon.
These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law.
According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired in Benghazi that are potentially devastating to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
The former diplomats inform PJM the new revelations concentrate in two areas — what Ambassador Chris Stevens was actually doing in Benghazi and the pressure put on General Carter Ham, then in command of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and therefore responsible for Libya, not to act to protect jeopardized U.S. personnel.
Stevens’ mission in Benghazi, they will say, was to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups issued to them by the State Department, not by the CIA. Such a mission would usually be a CIA effort, but the intelligence agency had opposed the idea because of the high risk involved in arming “insurgents” with powerful weapons that endanger civilian aircraft.
By Rachel D’Oro
An Alaska volcano eruption is prompting regional airlines to cancel flights to nearby communities, including a town that reported traces of fallen ash.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Pavlof Volcano has released ash plumes as high as 22,000 feet. Clouds obscured the volcano Monday, but scientists say seismic instruments at the volcano 625 miles southwest of Anchorage show continuing tremors.
Geologist Chris Waythomas says the abrasive ash has not risen enough to threaten international air traffic passing over the volcano-rich Aleutian arc. Ash emissions have reached high enough, however, to affect flights of some smaller planes.
Anchorage-based regional carrier PenAir has canceled a dozen passenger and cargo flights to several communities. They include Sand Point, which reported a dusting of ash Sunday.
PenAir says passengers can keep an eye on their flight status on the airline’s website. Officials say the changes are no different than those made to accommodate bad weather.
Ace Air Cargo canceled two flights.
Sometimes our lives take on a velocity of their own. If we aren’t careful, it’s easy to get swept up and let the stress of life dictate how we life, what we do, and how long we do it. Years ago, I decided that the life of a minimalist sounded appealing and resolved to simplify my life as much as possible. While I haven’t achieved my goals, compared to how stressful my life was 2 years ago I might as well be retired.
Goals and to-do lists
I read a simple, but amazing little book called The Checklist Manifesto, Some of the studies cited in the book showed that many medical and surgical organizations saved dozens of lives by simply following a checklist of their procedure. And these are veteran surgeons with years or decades of experience! I found it hard to believe that if checklists could help in such an important job, that they couldn’t help me improve as well. It’s good to make lists of goals as well. Without getting too crazy and writing a 300-page bucket list, come up with 4 or 5 things that you consider very important in your life. It could be family members, a hobby, finishing school, or really anything that you consider meaningful. Try and let other things go and focus simply on the things that you consider most important. More than likely these are the things that will also make you feel happy and fulfilled, and therefore are most worthy of your attention.
Former Church of England priest, 74, abused girls and boys at Barnardo’s home then savagely beat victims who tried to speak out
By Alex Ward
A retired Church of England priest found guilty of a catalogue of historic sex attacks on young children at a Barnardo’s home has been jailed for 10 years.
Canon Gordon Rideout, 74, abused more than a dozen girls and boys at the now closed home at Ifield Hall in Crawley, West Sussex, over a four-year period.
The former Anglican clergyman from Polegate, East Sussex, also indecently assaulted two girls at an army site in Middle Wallop, Hampshire, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.
At Lewes Crown Court, Rideout was found guilty of 34 counts of indecent assault and two counts of attempted rape on 16 children between January 1962 and January 1973. He was cleared of one count of indecent assault on a boy at a second Barnardo’s home in Essex.
As he was sentenced today, the Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, said Rideout had caused ‘immeasurable and destructive suffering’ over a long period of time.
Most of the charges he was convicted of related to his time as an assistant curate at St Mary’s Church in Crawley when he would visit a Barnardo’s children’s home in the county.
A timelapse video from wmctv shows the progress of the destructive Oklahoma tornado.
Update, 10:05 am, May 21, 2013: The Oklahoma City medical examiner said that at least 91 people had died as a result of the tornado but later revised that count, saying that only 24 deaths had been confirmed. Emergency workers were still working early this morning to make their way through debris at Plaza Towers Elementary School, where seven children have been found dead.
Originally posted on May 20: In Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City, an incredibly powerful tornado just came and went, a nearly hour-long ordeal that, as of the time of this writing, has trapped 75 school children in their school, injured hundreds of people and left a city in ruins.
There are a lot of parameters by which a tornado can be deemed the worst, and by pretty much all counts today’s Moore tornado is up there. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration keeps a list of historical tornadoes—devastating twisters known for their size, their duration and their destruction. Though the Moore tornado doesn’t trump any of them, its combination of size, strength and duration made it an incredibly dangerous storm.
One factor that really set today’s Moore tornado apart was its staggering size. According to The New York Times, today’s tornado was “perhaps a mile wide.” Other reports put it closer to two miles in width. According to NOAA, the largest tornado on record hit Hallam, Nebraska in 2004. That twister was two-and-a-half miles wide. “This is probably close to the maximum size for tornadoes; but it is possible that larger, unrecorded ones have occurred,” writes NOAA of the 2004 tornado.
On top of its massive girth, today’s tornado was also incredibly strong. The Associated Press reports that wind speeds in the twister hit upwards of 199 miles per hour (320 kilometers per hour). The record holder, says NOAA, saw winds peaking at 302 miles per hour (486 kilometers per hour.) That storm, unfortunately, hit pretty much the exact same place as this one. It swept just north of Moore on May 3, 1999.
The Defense Ministry said in April Russia has begun setting up a naval task force in the Mediterranean, sending several warships from the Pacific Fleet to the region. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in March a permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean was needed to defend Russia’s interests in the region.
“During a planned rotation, large landing ships Nikolai Filchenkov and Azov from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have started performing their tasks in the Mediterranean,” Trukhachyov said.
The task force currently includes vessels from the Pacific, Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets: the Admiral Panteleyev and Severomorsk destroyers, the Yaroslav Mudry frigate, the Peresvet and Admiral Nevelskoi amphibious warfare ships, the Fotiy Krylov, Altai and SB-921 salvage/rescue tugs, the PM-138 repair ship, the Pechenga, Lena and Dubna tankers.
By Conan Milner
Activists from 55 countries will participate in a global protest this month against biotechnology giant Monsanto. According to mother-turned-protest organizer, Tami Monroe Canal, the idea was born of frustration.
“The first few months after moving to Utah I didn’t have access to farmer’s markets and the fresh produce that I had out in California,” said Canal. “I became increasingly angry every time I would go to the grocery store and spend a small fortune to ensure I wasn’t feeding my family poison.”
Canal began the project as a Facebook page on Feb. 28, and says her anger was sparked by California’s Proposition 37 campaign to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The measure failed, but the fight gave her a clearer picture of GMOs, Monsanto, and the food manufacturers who spent $45 million to defeat the initiative.
“Prop 37 really opened my eyes to what GMOs truly are and how damaging they can be to human health,” Canal said. “I just couldn’t in good conscience feed my family that anymore.”
Author: Sam Lister
Health officials spent £424 million stockpiling a flu drug that has divided experts over how effective it is, a public spending watchdog found.
Around 6.5 million units of the Tamiflu bought by the Department of Health also had to be written off because it could not guarantee the antiviral had been stored correctly, the National Audit Office said.
That mistake cost taxpayers £74 million – a “shocking example of incompetence” according to Public Accounts committee chairwoman Margaret Hodge.
The NAO began investigating after a number of MPs raised concerns about the decision to stockpile Tamiflu.
It said that while there is a general consensus that the drug reduces the duration of influenza and, in certain circumstances, prevents it, there is less agreement about how effective it is in preventing complications like pneumonia, reducing the need for hospital treatment or lowering death rates.
More than 15,000 patients are dying in Britain every year as a result of cancer treatments rather than the disease itself
By Tara Brady
More than 15,000 people in Britain die every year as a result of cancer treatments rather than the disease itself, Lord Saatchi has said.
The Tory peer said he had been given the estimate from someone in the medical profession.
The advertising mogul has been campaigning for law changes to enable more innovation in treatment since his wife, novelist Josephine Hart, died from a form of ovarian cancer in 2011.
Lord Saatchi said: ‘The point is we don’t know if it is 1 per cent of patients or 100 per cent of patients who die as a result of the treatment.
‘What we do know is that the cancer drugs do such damage to the immune system that the patient is helpless to resist fatal infections like E.coli or MRSA or septicaemia.’
He said the Office for National Statistics under World Health Organisation guidelines only recorded ‘the single underlying cause of death’.
by Ian Steadman
Australia’s government is under fire after it appears to have introduced web censorship without warning, expanding already-controversial powers to block access to child pornography into a wider web filtering system.
The reluctance of the government to release information about who has requested sites be blocked, and lists of those sites, has also alarmed many Australians. Two convenors from Melbourne Free University (MFU), whose site was blocked without warning or explanation on 4 April, have described it as a “glimpse [of] the everyday reality of living under a totalitarian government”.
For a country that perhaps has a reputation for taking it easy, Australia’s governments have been particularly keen on web censorship. In 2008, a web filter was proposed that would have potentially blocked as many as 10,000 sites by placing them on a blacklist, but years of criticism from industry, political and public groups — including Anonymous ” declaring war” on it, and Wikileaks publishing the confidential blacklist to show it included some sites that were only, contrary to government assurances, subjectively offensive — led to the idea being dropped in November 2012.
Earthquake swarm continues at Kamchatka Peninsula. Strong M 6.0 earthquake occurred off coast of Kamchatka at 01:55:08 UTC on May 21, 2013. The epicenter was located in sea, 136 km (84 miles) ESE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia at coordinates 52.505°N 160.470°E. USGS registered depth of 33.9 km while EMSC registered depth of 10 km. It was followed by little deeper M 4.9 seven minutes later. There was no tsunami warning issued.
Twelve more strong earthquakes were recorded in next couple of hours. All of them ranged M 4.5 – M 6.0.
Seismotectonics of the Kuril-Kamchatka Arc
The Kuril-Kamchatka arc extends approximately 2,100 km from Hokkaido, Japan, along the Kuril Islands and the Pacific coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula to its intersection with the Aleutian arc near the Commander Islands, Russia. It marks the region where the Pacific plate subducts into the mantle beneath the Okhotsk microplate, part of the larger North America plate. This subduction is responsible for the generation of the Kuril Islands chain, active volcanoes located along the entire arc, and the deep offshore Kuril-Kamchatka trench. Relative to a fixed North America plate, the Pacific plate is moving towards the northwest at a rate that increases from 75 mm/year near the northern end of the arc to 83 mm/year in the south.
There’s a lot written on this but I’d like like to share my surmised impressions from all I’ve experienced then and since and researched for many years. Being a child of the time and actual Woodstock attendee I have a bit of credibility as to my experiences then, but you can decide for yourself as to my interpretation of what went on at the time.
Whatever it was, it was profound.
A commenter on my website wrote, “Have you read Tom McGowan’s Center for an Informed America? He has a very good series on the Laurel Canyon musicians military intelligence connections, including Steven Stills in that period.” – in response to something I’d posted.
That whole era is rife with infiltration, I’m not naive to that and I like Tom’s work a lot. Some musicians have simply faded into complacency and for that I have no patience in this dire point in history as I’ve said before. If more recognized voices had the balls to speak up loud and clear from their fabulous mansions about extremely serious issues such as chemtrails, GMOs, the media stranglehold, phony O-baloney good time Johnny Presi-fraud and all the rest, we’d get a kick start and some aerial support for once.
Seen any? Few and far between. Too fabulous a life to risk, apparently.
And too busy getting knighted and doing the praise-me tours from my vantage point. Riches and fame corrupt more than these good ol’ rockers can drunkenly remember. I have no respect whatsoever for these high heeled, moneyed, self serving compromised creeps. Bullshit is the operative word in my book.
Scream all you want, it’s hooey, boys.
by Erik Garces
Well. Where do I begin? I have had my doubts about Adam Kokesh for a while. They started with his very public disdain and down talk about someone whom I admire, Chris Duane of dont-tread-on.me My doubts spiked with Kokesh’s alliance with silver coin mint owner Rob Gray who has been accused of theft. Adam Kokesh’s support for BitCoin never entered into my decision matrix – disagreement on ways and means is human choice and I don’t fault people for that. But Kokesh’s behavior of late seemed more and more to push me into seeing what I had not wanted to accept. Disagreements aside, this guy was doing a great public service in awakening minds.
The armed march on DC for the fourth of July is a topic I have covered here and I won’t rehash it. However, the news that Adam was arrested in Philadelphia yesterday seals the deal in my mind. Adam Kokesh is an operative and leading a controlled opposition movement. Anyone who follows this man is likely going to get into something bad. There is nothing good for awakened people which can come out of his actions in confronting the State. The State is NOT the enemy. How many times must I point out: ROOT CAUSES, NOT SYMPTOMS. Attacking the State is attacking the symptom and exactly what the system is designed for you to do. Even if Adam Kokesh had planned on an armed march and citizens arrest of a Rockefeller, or a Rothschild it won’t make a damn difference. Like quicksand, the more we struggle, the more we become ensnared.
The only way out of this is to use the opposite consciousness. YOU CANNOT SOLVE A PROBLEM BORNE OF COLLECTIVISM WITH COLLECTIVE ACTION. You alone, acting as an individual is what the system fears and cannot control. Yes they can bring pressure against individuals. But first they must know who you are and when enough people are aware of the system and its destructive nature, the system will end.
No law suit.
And certainly no violent act…
… will EVER change the system. Its been carefully crafted and perfected so that even when a group of us wake up and demand change, the slaves themselves are so dependent, so enthralled by the system that this overwhelming majority will fight to defend it. The State won’t have to. Stop falling victim to the mind control. Think for yourself. Because only YOU can free yourself.
White House Explains: Obama Didn’t Know What He Knew When Everyone Else Knew What He Should Have Known
Yesterday, when we reported that as a result of new disclosures regarding the timing of who learned what, but most importantly when, in the White House regarding the IRS persecution (if not prosecution) of conservative groups, we made it quite clear that the narrative enacted by the White House, which could simply be summarized as “we’ll make it up as we go along“, was nothing more than damage control in total disarray. Because once caught lying, the best solution usually is to stop lying and tell the truth, tying up all those loose ends that eventually lead to Watergate-type outcomes unless addressed early on. No such luck here.
Instead, the White House has doubled down on its crash and burn storyline and in doing so is merely guaranteeing that the very same conservatives, and all others who would rather not have a very political IRS on their back, who have smelled blood are not going to let go until someone at the very top takes responsibility for what, together with the AP-fiasco, is rapidly becoming Obama’s Nixonian scandal.
Sure enough, here is The Hill with the White House’s official explanation for what happened: “White House officials were notified of a Treasury Department inspector general report on the IRS but elected not to tell President Obama about it.” In other words, neither the IRS chief was aware of what is going on at the IRS (recall the countless “I don’t knows” and “I don’t recalls”) and apparently, neither was the president briefed on what everyone beneath him at the White House knew weeks in advance of the premeditated IRS leak. And in fact, it turns out it was someone else’s executive duty to make the decision what the chief executive of the nation is and isn’t allowed to know in the first pace. So, maybe we are confused, but just how is Obama the “president” again?