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Political Commentary By: Roger Landry (TLB)

Let us start this discussion off by addressing the fallacy that just about any modern day national level politician (Senator, Congressman, President) participating in the the two party system (with a few Very Rare exceptions) is a true blue all American representative of the unwashed masses, having only their constituents well-being at heart. Let’s shed light on the fact that these politicians neither adhere to the published party platform, represent the citizens who elected them, or abide by any code of ethics or morals that does not directly benefit or may prove a detriment to themselves or more importantly, their puppet masters, those responsible for their ascension to power …

This premise is based on the institution of legislation such as the Patriot Act and the Indefinite Detention clause in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), both passed and ratified on multiple occasions, eliminating their passage as a one time mistake, and much more recent tyranny both legislated and by executive order, all aimed squarely at you and me. We must also consider the affordable healthcare act (Obama care) which is anything but affordable and is intended to facilitate the utter ruination of the American middle class, the mechanism responsible for the building and greatness this country had at one time achieved!

To consider that these individuals are dedicated to We The People and not their own or their masters’ gains is a misconception shared by so many Americans who trustingly but mistakenly assume that a candidate’s beliefs are bound to their political parties platform or indeed the ideals of the grass roots individuals who make up the party. To this charade the retort can only be … bull crap!

The labels Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Conservative, Progressive or NEOCON are simply tools to engage and divide the masses, to play us against one another and to keep us distracted while the true tyranny is perpetrated, hidden in plain sight. Even those who would claim these titles in leadership are but pawns in a game We The People are never to be permitted to win.

U.S. President Barack Obama applauds his audience during an event held in observance of World AIDS Day at the White House in Washington

So let us open our eyes and delve into the misdirection, hypocrisy and tyranny disguised as patriotism and the deceitfully false show of concern for the welfare of America. Because to continue in ignorance sounds the death toll for this once great nation now in crisis.

To help demonstrate the validity of this argument let us examine our most recent Republican president. George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama could not possibly be more different in every definable way, or so, through rhetoric and platform, we are purposely deceived into believing. But if we examine their deeds, then reality is a shocking wake up call for those who have been lulled into these beliefs by the lies and misdirections of the puppet masters via their most powerful and effective propaganda tool, the mainstream media (MSM)!

A characterization (snapshot) of the Bush presidency.

We start with Bush quite in character as a right wing neo-conservative, kowtowing to the Corporate Military Industrial Complex which boomed under his administration. Immediately following the 9/11 incident (another story of tyranny, lies and deceit), this country geared up for war spurred on by the fervent rhetoric of his administration! Cries of revenge and retaliation where contained in every speech and public address. The American people where whipped into a patriotic froth, waving flags and looking to exact their pound of flesh! Any Muslim, regardless of their actual nationality or allegiance was looked at with unwarranted (based on blatant lies) fear. Fear is the most effective form of control over man’s mind ever devised by mankind and serves only to perpetuate hate and protracted ignorance. This gave rise to the most expensive, expansive and destructive manhunt in the history of this planet, but was in reality a perfectly choreographed and pre-planned exercise in smoke and mirrors, lies and deceit.


No price in national treasure, respect or even human life was too large to be suffered in order to find and kill Osama Bin Laden, the devil incarnate! So we pumped up the military machine, and proceeded to invade and occupy Afghanistan. After an extended period of time, Bin Lauden was thought to have escaped through the mountain passes of Tora Bora into Pakistan. We did not leave Afghanistan but settled in to rebuild the country as we, or to be more precise, the puppet masters, thought it should be, all the while raping its society for all the gains the international banking cabal and the soulless corporate criminal elements could extract from it and a new term was coined: Nation Building. At this point we also began performing cross border raids into Pakistan, another sovereign nation, and sending Predator drones in to kill anyone who opposed us or our goals, all in the name of finding someone we were being told at the time was already dead.

Next we were told that Iraq was an eminent threat to our national security because they had weapons of mass destruction including the makings of a nuclear bomb, even though the information available to the administration at the time showed conclusively that Iraq and Sadam Hussein where willing to do “ANYTHING” to avoid war with the USA … no that just wouldn’t do for the elitist agenda. So again the nation was lied to and whipped into a frenzy to support another invasion of a sovereign nation on what we were told was a mission of extreme patriotic importance, justified by the need to protect the homeland … really? Protect it from who, or what? It seems very clear to us now these are the questions many of us should have been asking but the finely tuned engine of propaganda (the MSM) was very effective and successful in quelling any dissenting rhetoric.

So we the American public were entertained with the spectacle of “SHOCK & AWE” … WOW what a spectacle … that made the 4th of July seem weak in comparison, and we all cheered (or most of us anyway) while the reality was … thousands of innocent people were meeting their maker right before our blood thirsty eyes! Now please tell me again just what it was the Iraqi people had ever done to the American people that deserved this … ???


Again, no price in national treasure, respect or human life (both American and Iraqi) was to be spared. We marched in and decimated a county where the people enjoyed one of the highest standards of living in that part of the world and bombed it back to the stone age, eventually killing millions and poisoning generations to come through the massive utilization of depleted uranium ammunition. And guess what, no weapons of mass destruction!

At this point you would think any decent peace loving nation would have left, but not us. Again we settled in for another long session of nation building, repeating the process of raping its society for all the gains the international banking cabal and corporate vultures could extract from it, and contrary to the lies being told, we remain in both countries, in force to this day via a mix of military and mercenary force!

The winners:

The military industrial complex who continue to make billions from these wars.

The CIA drug lords who now control 90% of the world’s very lucrative heroin markets through the poppy fields in Afghanistan that thrive with US military protection.

The oil companies who again with the protection of American military might firmly entrenched in the region, began the process of building a pipeline through these occupied nations to control the sweet crude oil needed to prop up the failing petro-dollar.

The international banking cabals who immediately set up central banks in these countries.

The corporate power brokers who continue to suck the life’s blood out of anything worth stealing from these sovereign nations economies.

And the crooked politicians who supported these unnecessary wars and in turn profited from them in favor or treasure.


The losers:

The people of the sovereign nations we invaded and occupy with millions of innocent civilians dead, maimed for life or displaced from homes that no longer exist.

The massive numbers of stillbirths and birth defects that will plague these nations for many generations to come via the mechanism of depleted uranium ammunition that saturates their lands.

The American people with well over a trillion dollars wasted on these imperialistic endeavors each year that this madness continues.

The dead American servicemen who were deceived into believing they were giving their lives to protect a homeland that was never in danger to start with.

And the respect for this country once seen by the world as Camelot or the shining castle on top of the hill and now thought of as the eight hundred pound gorilla/bully on the block, hated and feared as even the old USSR never was!


How many Americans are even aware that these wars were all planned in detail in the mid to late 1990′s during the Clinton years (fact). Seven nations including Afghanistan and Iraq where put on a hit list, five of these nations being in the Middle East and all with one thing in common … they had no central banking system tied to the international cabal who, via a very powerful Oligarchy, controls the ebb and flow of capitol and wealth across the globe via institutions such as the US Federal Reserve. But a reason, a catalyst was required to set this all in motion … 9/11 … Yea this event was a mighty convenient occurrence for something already planned but I digress. As of this point, Bush is in character as a full blown NEOCON but as bad as this is, for We The People it gets worse!

G.W. Bush, while claiming to be a true conservative, is in fact responsible for initiating the largest (at the time) increase in government spending and national debt in this nation’s history (very Un-Republican). This was done on several fronts, those being the massive military spending required to fight two wars simultaneously, massive tax cuts to large and favored corporations and hidden tax hikes for the middle class already suffering the economic slowdown. In his second term a we saw a series of stimulus packages, extended unemployment benefits and corporate welfare (bailouts) designed (supposedly) to help pull this country out of what was to become the deepest recession since the great depression, triggered by the housing bubble collapse.

This economic collapse was the result of horrendous mismanagement and criminal misuse of billions, if not trillions of dollars entrusted to the world’s preeminent financial institutions, yet no one goes to prison because these are in fact the puppet masters who own the political system and the politicians (including the president). So while the middle class embarks on a downward death spiral, our government and the Federal Reserve begin to pump what would eventually exceed an estimated $16 trillion (a total far exceeding the entire federal debt at the time) and some say many times this amount internationally (some estimate over $70 trillion), in loans, bailouts and corporate welfare into the very entities responsible for the catastrophe. In essence it can be argued that the criminal perpetrators got rewarded for their misdeeds and the innocent masses got what may still eventually prove to be a fatal bi*ch slap, administered by our trusted elected representatives … lead by Bush!


It is not only our treasury and world respect that have suffered catastrophic losses during the Bush years but also our liberties, rights and freedoms! For those of us who reportedly reside in the land of the free and the home of the brave, this may be the worst of the Bush legacy! Prior to Bush the citizens of this country could not even conceive of institutions or laws controlling and usurping our freedoms and rights, such as was being done on a daily basis via vehicles such as the Patriot Act, a name ill-suited for its intent and ramifications. Then we were forced to contend with the expanded powers of the TSA, Homeland Security and FEMA as well as others we may not even be aware of. What we observed in the name of safety and security was our rights and freedoms being watered down and trampled on in a progression that continues at an accelerated pace! Witness the birth of a police state! Surely our founding fathers who sacrificed so much to bequeath to us our Constitution and Bill of Rights outlining our freedoms, liberties and unalienable rights where rolling over in their graves!

We must also contend with the fact that during his administration the government grows in leaps and bounds including it’s size, scope, influence and intrusion into our daily lives. The list of what most people would describe as very liberal, even progressive and in some cases criminal policies and actions goes on and on, all perpetrated by a supposed right wing, Conservative, anti-big and intrusive government, Republican. Can anyone explain the basis for any of this in context with the stated Republican platform? Is this even a supposed Republican mindset, or is this the blurring of the party definition by those who own the party, in fact both parties, and all to serve an intended and predetermined goal, preparing America for its role in the New World order …

This is the George W. Bush legacy in all its splendor! A man whose policies followed both Progressive (Liberal) and NEOCON (Conservative) lines of reasoning to a new crescendo of radicalism that benefited only the Bankers, Wall Street power brokers and the Military Industrial Complex to the extreme detriment of We The People!

So here we have laid bare the actions of a so called Republican who played the role of a NEOCON, and also a Progressive or Democrat. A man who’s actions cross the entire political spectrum and all its extremes. Bush was railed against, called a war criminal, a murderer and even a tyrant. His economic policies and support of the Federal Reserve’s tactics where denounced in the 2008 presidential elections by all major candidates from both parties (especially Obama) as being too radical in nature or as a total abject failure and his foreign policy was railed on for the imperialistic warmongering it in fact was! His popularity in the lame duck years of his presidency was dismal at best and we all figured anyone would be better than him … we were so very wrong!


As radical as Bush was, as damaging to this country as his economic and political actions and mandates where, and as tyrannical as his freedom robbing ideals seemed, even this pales in comparison to his successors exploits!

Next in this series we will examine the roll of a Democratic President who displays the hallmarks of a Progressive, a Socialist a NEOCON, and a Fascist all simultaneously while blatantly epitomizing to a growing number of Americans the consummate definition of a Tyrant in Part #2 of America, a Nation in Crisis: The Tyranny of the Two Party System.




Very impressive Chinese cities, but where are the people?

By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges

As ISIS is rampaging across Iraq and Syria, Ebola is on the loose and the flames of civil discontent are spreading across the United States, the country stands at a crossroads. There are many in the media who believe that America sits on the precipice of martial law followed by World War III. All signs certainly point to these fears coming to fruition. A question that very few seem to ask is what will society be like after World War III and the ushering in of the New World Order?

The United States has a canary in the mine from which to predict its future and it has to do with how China is implementing the United Nations based Agenda 21 policies. Agenda 21 certainly is impacting our daily lives, however, the big changes will not felt until after the United States collapses or is conquered. If one wants to know what life will be like when that time comes, we can look across the Pacific to China.

China has long led the world in repressive and inhuman enforcement of its population with repressive one child policies, mandatory sterilization and forced abortions. We also know that China permits corporate slave labor (e.g. Walmart) within its boundaries by globalist corporations. China is also becoming a model for the implementation of Agenda 21 and this implementation phase is taking a new and dramatic twist through the creation of a series of “ghost cities” in which monolithic cities are built, but there are only a few to no residents occupying these cities. Dateline Australia estimates that as many as 10 of these cities are being built every year. We, in the United States, should watch this Agenda 21 canary in the mine because it represents our future.

Agenda 21, the United Nations and You

The United Nations Agenda 21 policies are in the early stages of nudging the planet into a “more equitable and just new world order”. Although Agenda 21′s influence is seemingly everywhere and completely noticed by those who are in tune to the present globalization trends, the dramatic and full influence will not be fully realized until the United States has collapsed economically. In other words, Agenda 21 is a blueprint for a post-Constitutional America. This leads to the inevitable question as to when the economic collapse of the United States will take place? There is no definitive answer to this question. However, when we consider that the United States has a 17 trillion dollar deficit, an estimated 240 trillion dollar unfunded set of liabilities (e.g.Medicare, Social Security) and the estimated derivatives debt, that the American taxpayer was forced to assume in the “bailouts”, is estimated to be between one quadrillion to 1.5 quadrillion dollars. These three numbers represent the chest pains; the fatal American economic heart attack could come any day.

The Ecocity Builders is a non-profit non-governmental organization, affiliated with the United Nations, which is a collaboration of international networks of associates that influence and actively participate in local city planning projects all across the US. Through training courses they promote the ecocity approach as the future of human civilization. 

Ecocity is a major implementation arm of the United Nations Agenda 21 urbanization policies.

Through coercive conferences like the International Ecocity Conference series is an international movement toward building locally and globally. The ecocity advocates have created UN sustainable cities in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, a dozen countries in Europe, Korea, Australia and the focus of this article, in China.

An ecocity is often characterized in terms with Agenda 21 precepts including:

  • Human settlements modeled after sustainable development that functions with natural ecosystems and living organisms

  • Reduce the inhabitants ecological impact on the environment

  • Restoration of ecosystems after the recolonization of humans into dense cities

  • Sustainable living under Agenda 21 supports regional, national and global economic systems

The recolonization of humans into dense cities is the focus for the remainder of this article.

Agenda 21 Comes to China In Stealth

Agenda 21 is being implemented in China at breakneck speed and the latest phase is coming in under stealth and deception.

The Chinese government is in the process of relocating 250,000 people per week from rural farmlands to densely populated urban areas into what has been dubbed as the Chinese ghost towns. Many of us have heard about these Chinese ghost cities. However, until this year we didn’t really know the true purpose of why these ghost cities were being built. However, the veil is being lifted and now it is becoming very obvious as to what the Chinese are up to.

Is this landmark located in Paris, or somewhere else? The answer will surprise you>

In one of these ghost towns, the Chinese built a nearly deserted replica of Paris complete with its own Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees. In the process, the Chinese even leveled a range of 700 mountains as even geography can’t stand in the way of another ghost city. 

Adrian Brown filed a very telling report with the Australian division of Dateline in 2011 on the topic of ghost cities. The 15 minute report received almost no attention in the United States but it received a stunning three million views in Australia.

China Is Now an Urban Country

China’s urban population has passed the 50% mark, according to China’s Bureau of Statistics. America reached this milestone in 1920, almost a full century before the Chinese and our urbanization was fueled by the demand for cheap labor to fill the new factory jobs. The Communist Chinese regime touts urbanization as the engine behind China’s future economic development. The Chinese propagandists are telling the masses that they must accept relocation from rural to urban because it will fuel the Chinese economy of the future. And what the Chinese propagandists are telling the people is a lie and as with many things in politics, there is the reason and there is the real reason.

Chinese Propaganda

Although the Chinese government and a select few globalist corporations claim that the Chinese urban population migration is fueled by the need for workers, other Chinese experts tell a different story.

In a Nov. 23, 2011 report, the Beijing Times, one of the most liberal of the Chinese newspapers, quoted the deputy inspector at China’s National Land Bureau, Gan Zangchun, said that the government land acquisition has created “fake urbanization.” In other words, the Chinese urbanization, based upon economic reasons, is a fraud. Then why is there such an urgency on the part of the Chinese government to move its population to urban areas at such a rapid pace and with such inhumanity?

The Real Reasons

For the past few years, people in the West were baffled as to why the Chinese were building massive ghost cities that can house over 1 million people each and yet, these ghost cities were dormant until just recently. The Chinese have over 65 million micro-apartments (i.e. apartments which are under 500 square feet) which lie vacant in these ghost cities.

The urbanization of America took place in proportion to the number of factory jobs which were available well into the industrial period of our history. The American factory jobs enticed future workers to leave the farm and relocate to cities. However, China is taking a “build it and they will come” approach. In other words, the more naive among us are supposed to believe that if the people move into the cities, factory jobs will follow. Stalin tried it as did Pol Pot, and it did not work and what we are really looking at here is a cover story.

More Chinese Experts Debunk the State Propaganda

Chinese political refugee and Princeton University professor, Cheng Xiaonong, stated that in several Chinese locations, farmers are being forcibly relocated at gun point and forced to relocate to urban areas. Cheng said, “[Party chief] Bo Xilai has been promoting a policy of moving farmers into towns, building apartments and moving forcibly relocated farmers into these stack and pack apartments and treating this as urbanization.” Cheng said urbanization isn’t about calculating how many farmers are relocated into cities, but about farmers being able to move into the city and gaining some measure of sustainable employment and adequate living conditions. These relocated farmers, without the prospect of jobs, is a recipe for economic and social disaster. Soon, there will be tens of millions of Chinese totally dependent on government handouts to survive. This is the power that governments strive to obtain because it gives them total control. This Chinese scene is reminiscent of the Agenda 21 inspired movie, Hunger Games.

Cheng makes the same observations as many other Chinese experts as he added that “urbanization is generally accompanied by economic growth as was the case in the US. In other countries, urbanization happens naturally, but in mainland China, urbanization is the result of the Chinese regime forcefully pushing farmers off of their land.”

Since the Chinese are not industrialized to the point which would justify the mass movement of 1 million people per month into its ghost towns, any reasonable person would be asking the question, why?

Who Is Behind Chinese Urbanization?

The Chinese government has held many conferences in which they have received consultation from some very disturbing sources, known to most of us as the global elite.

paulsonWho could forget Hank Paulson, the former Secretary of the Treasury and the former CEO of Goldman Sachs? Paulson is championing the strategy of forced relocation. In relation to Paulson’s observation and encouragement of Chinese urbanization he states, “The country’s economy is heading in the right direction. This is more important than achieving short-term growth.” Paulson went on to say that the economic growth in China has made urbanization a necessary and proper development. Are you kidding me? We have heard from Chinese experts, both inside and outside the country, who claim that economics is not fueling urban growth. Chinese urban growth is being fueled by bayonets and bullets. Hank Paulson is such a gem. I’m sure you remember “Mr. too-big-to-fail”, Hank Paulson, when he told Congress that if we, the American taxpayer, did not bail out Wall Street, there would be an economic collapse and we would have martial law and the rest as they say, is history. Bailout after bailout has come and gone and the net effect is that the American economy is in a tailspin. One has to legitimately have to wonder why the Chinese are taking economic advice from him? That’s like taking advice from Dr. Kevorkian on how to preserve life.

Another key globalist, Dominic Barton, the global managing director of McKinsey & CO., and he too sounds like a Paulson clone, as he recently stated, “The good news is that there is an underlying force of growth and that’s urbanization. What we’re basically seeing is more than 250,000 people moving from rural areas to cities every week.”  

Maurice Strong and George Soros are also players in this mass migration movement. If job demand is not fueling urbanization, then what is?

Getting Down to the Truth

It would seem that key globalists are trying to disguise the real reasons on why the Chinese government is forcibly relocating one million farmers per month to their ghost cities. Ask yourself America, where have we seen the philosophical belief that rural areas should be uninhabited and the population should be herded into densely populated stack and pack cities?

Make no mistake about it, the Chinese with the backing of globalist corporations like Goldman Sachs, are engaged in full-blown Agenda 21 relocation of its civilian population from rural areas to the stack and pack of their mega-cities. From the outside looking in, it looks like a beta test. And there is sufficient evidence to suggest that the same is preparing to happen in the United States.

The Chinese Are Behind a Barrel and They Have Pointed That Barrel At Their People

Why would the Chinese be taking marching orders from Paulson, Strong, Soros and company? The answer is simple, the Chinese government hopes to survive the coming bond collapse in the US which could happen in mere days, weeks or months. The Chinese hold much of our debt in bonds. The Chinese have undoubtedly come to the full realization that their economy will massively implode when American bonds crash and the best way to control the people’s backlash is to herd them together in what has become dubbed as “stack and pack” Agenda 21 cities.


By moving one million people per month to the ghost cities, the Chinese will find that subjugating their country will be much easier when a martial law crackdown is instituted as necessitated by the coming economic catastrophe. that is going to befall both China and the United States.

It is also not difficult to speculate that the Chinese have made an under the table deal with the global elite to be the beta test for Agenda 21 style population forced relocation in order to temporarily to stave off absolute financial ruin.

Many are probably wondering if there is anything going on inside the United States which parallels the forced relocation of the population to these “stack and pack” cities?” The short answer is, most definitely. The days are numbered for both American suburbs and rural areas.

Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg and the San Francisco City Council, the concept of transition towns, inner city developmental tax breaks for construction and much more, America is following suit with the Chinese style Agenda 21 policies on many fronts and this is the topic of Part two of this series.

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Preface by: Lucille Femine, Executive Assistant for The Liberty Beacon project

The following heartfelt message was written by Dawn Egelseer, a completely devoted supporter of The Liberty Beacon project since its inception two years ago. That day also happened to be Roger Landry’s birthday, the founder of TLB.  So, on Tuesday, August 19th, we will be celebrating both events – the launching of The Liberty Beacon project and Roger’s 60th birthday!

Personally, in my search for liberty-minded groups, I have found many and most truly are sincere and devoted to freedom in this country. I am still connected to some, one way or another.

But there is something very special about The Liberty Beacon project which I noticed and felt very quickly after beginning my journey several months ago as a writer, editor and executive, working very closely with Roger. I have hardly met anyone who works so tirelessly and passionately to help right the wrongs in this country and the world. And with so much compassion, knowledge, honesty and understanding. And always willing to praise others in their efforts to do the same.

The Liberty Beacon project is well worth supporting and contributing to in any way you can. We have some talented, devoted staff and we always need more to help forward truth and education, our mission.

Here’s Dawn’s birthday wish:

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Have a great Birthday week, Roger and always!

If anyone truly represents the “White Lion” it is you, you are all the lion represents and more! The word courage comes from the Latin “cor” which literally means heart. The original use of the word courage means to stand by one’s core and conscience.

This is a striking concept that reinforces the belief found in almost all traditions that living from the Center is what enables us to face whatever life has to offer. To encourage means to impart strength and confidence, to inspire and hearten.

So, the question unfolds: How do we encourage ourselves, each other, and the world? And just what does it mean to live a life of encouragement? If to find our way to our core is to face the lion, then to stand by our core is to be the lion. And to sustain the practice of living from our core, to live out of our courage is to find our way in the world by tracking inner courage and where it lives.

The courage we all admire, where ordinary people summon unexpected strength to run into burning buildings or to stand up to tyrants, or an abusive leader, this inspiring and mysterious impulse to rise to a dangerous situation, which Hemingway referred to as grace under pressure, grows from another kind of courage—inner courage.

By inner courage, I mean the ground of quiet braveries from which the more visible braveries sprout. These are the ways of living and being that make bravery possible in the first place, not just as an event, but as an approach to life, as a way of life. It is a devotion to exploring those quiet braveries, in an effort to understand not only what constitutes courage in its deepest sense, but in knowing what is the soil in which it is seeded, watered, cared for, and grown.

Thinking about courage in this way opens us to an array of small and constant efforts that no one ever sees, but which have changed the world: the courage to face ourselves, each other, and the unknown, the courage to see, to feel, to accept, to heal, to be.

Efforts of this nature often go unnoticed and unrecognized. Like the courage to break life-draining patterns and let the story of our lives unfold, to stand by one’s core, and to persevere through the doorway of nothing into the realm of everything. Like the courage to choose aliveness over woundedness, to remember what matters when we forget, and to build on the past instead of hiding in it. Like the courage to choose compassion over judgment and love over fear, to withstand the tension of opposites, and to give up what no longer works in order to stay close to what is sacred.

These subtle yet essential states, and more, make up the elements of living, and so, it serves us well to explore how they grow singly and together.

The Liberty Beacon project is an education I never had in school, but which life has been shouting for as long as I can remember. This is an education of what matters. I have come to believe that we can only learn about and discover the capacity and meaning of our courage in the context of our struggles, in how we face and inhabit the challenges life presents to us.

In this, courage is an applied art of spirit. It is not something we can manipulate, but only live into. Recovering the Source and living it out in the world, alone and together, is a lifelong devotion. One that we must, ultimately, inhabit alone, but one which we must enliven together. It all starts with “you”.

We cannot change others but we can change (or grow) to become the person we want to see in the world… and if all of us where just like you with your knowledge, strength, courage and strong spirit we could and will make that happen! I wish you many birthday blessings today and always!

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By TLB Contributor: Robin Koerner

I don’t know anyone of any political stripe in the United States who doesn’t believe that for exactly the same job, a woman should be paid the same as a man, or that a woman should have the same standing as a man in law; that she should have the same political representation and equal social influence. If these more-or-less ubiquitous truisms are the fruits of feminism, then we all – men and women alike – have much to thank it for.

But I am sensing a tectonic shift away from feminism as an assertive philosophy. Whereas Millennials, in particular, are starting to reject the former because of its failures, they are perhaps starting to transcend the latter because of its successes.

Generalizing from anecdotes is always dangerous but there’s little alternative to drawing on personal experience and conversations in observing the relationship between men and women and the meaning of gender in our culture.

I remember distinctly as a young teenager having no idea what to do with girls except to be nice to them – just as I was supposed to be nice to everyone. I recall thinking that any kind of physical advance on a girl was by definition aggressive, and therefore I was a better person for not making them. I realize now, of course, that that may well have been a convenient rationalization of my own cowardice, but all the same, it was the rationalization that most naturally made itself available as I was growing up.

In my 14-year old mind, there was a compelling logic to “if men and women are equal, then I should treat men and women in exactly the same way”. By the other end of my teenage years, I had no more idea about what to do with girls – except to continue being nice to them.

By my last year of university, I had been with only one girl – my first girlfriend, whom I’d actually met before I arrived at university. That relationship had finished a few years before, and by my last year, I’d had none of that sexual fun that students were supposed to be having – and that window was about to close with my upcoming graduation. Nevertheless, many of the most attractive women at my college would often take advantage of my open door policy and come around for tea and conversation.

So when a fellow student, who lived in the same building as I and was known as something of a womanizer, asked me how it was all the college’s most attractive females were visiting me on a regular basis, I answered, “Because I am not doing with them what you would want to do with them”.

I heard myself say those words. When I started saying them, I thought I was making a statement of my own moral rectitude. By the end of the sentence, I realized I was making a statement about my own emasculation.

And more or less in that moment, I resolved to try something different. The next time one of those attractive girls came up for tea, I broadened my conversation to include flirting. I didn’t call it that. I didn’t call it anything, but I think if I’d been asked, I’d have called it, “being less pathetic”.

And lo and behold, these women – good friends, all of them – started responding in kind. Where there was only tea, there was now tea and chemistry. I didn’t go “all the way” with any of them – I only had a few months of university left and wasn’t that much of a quick study – but I discovered the fun of actually playing with gender and sexuality.

Ten years later, I find myself sitting in a bar in Manhattan with a friend, discussing how, based on more experiences in the intervening decade than I can begin to list here, women actually like men to be men. I was speaking in a sexual context and, obviously, drawing on conversations and experiences with women with whom I’d actually been close enough to be able to discuss or even directly test the hypothesis. Presenting my findings to my friend as some kind of exciting discovery, I ventured that women seemed to like those traditionally male qualities of self-assuredness, assertiveness, and in the right context, even dominance, and especially when they were harnessed in the expression of desire. Women, I’d found, wanted men to make the first move with confidence, rather than to ask whether this, that or the other was ok. They wanted men to take risks.

The fact that I was about 30 years old and any of that was surprising, and the fact that behaving in such ways that are attractive to so many women felt so “risky” to me as a man, told me something about the culture I was brought up in: they pointed to an over-reach of the politics of feminism into cultural and personal experience in a way that wasn’t serving anyone very well. Put simply, some of the moves that most women who are attracted to a man want him to make might prompt another woman to claim sexual harassment. Context is everything, for sure, but no one taught the young men of my generation about that: rather, since the imbalance of power is always in favor of the man, we as men are dangerous by default. When I was a young adult, the rules of thumb for how good men behaved said nothing of context.

Moreover, a man of my generation, unlike my Dad’s, is taught no codified language to signal attraction to a woman in a non-threatening way. My father’s generation engaged in such a thing as courting. There were safe ways to signal one’s desire for a woman, and for her to respond. There was an etiquette of attraction, if you will. But male Generation-Xers, who reached manhood as feminism reached its political peak, had no such codes. So I, wanting to treat everyone in my world well, was careful to do nothing that could possibly be interpreted as being predatory. And I set a high bar for myself, as approaching anyone with the goal of getting from them a gratifying experience for myself was predatory by definition – wasn’t it?

Back to the bar in Manhattan. There I was with my friend, chatting about all these things, and a woman comes up to us, telling us that she’d been listening in; that we were so right; that she wished more men knew this, and that we really should be teaching seminars on this stuff to other men. Since then, I have had dozens of conversations with women who’ve said the same thing. In a strange recurrence, the most recent, a month ago, was with a lady who owns a dating and match-making company, and was so excited to hear a man venture this hypothesis that she invited me to come and speak to her clients.

What would be the thesis of such a speech?

It would be that to be human is to be gendered; that some of the most intense, sublime and human experiences available to us are sexual; that our experience of our sexuality is an experience of polarity – the gap between the masculine and feminine. Femininity, masculinity and sex are delicious to the extent that the polarity exists, is directly experienced and is even amplified.

Men and women are indeed equal in humanity and moral agency, but the most intense experience of being a man, or of being a woman, is in the difference between them – not their sameness. This is not to make either superior. Rather, it makes them more equal than any political account of gender ever can, since it asserts their utter dependence on each other. If you cut a magnet, with a north pole and a south pole, in half, you end up with two small magnets, each with north and south. There is no north except with a south, and vice versa. There is no magnet without both. It is impossible even to define each pole except by defining the other.

How is this fundamental truth of our sexuality, intensely experienced by most people repeatedly in a lifetime, nevertheless hidden to us? Consider the reaction, especially among women, to “Fifty Shades of Grey“, a book about a relationship based on male sexual dominance and female sexual submission, which sold 100 million copies. The only thing surprising about its massive success is that anyone is surprised about it. What is the cultural context that can make so many of us so unable to observe our own sexual responses and motivations that we are actually surprised by them when we see them out in the open?

I’m not a reader of “gender theory” or “feminist theory”. My “polarity theory” is simply one that I have evolved to explain both my personal experiences and those of almost everyone to whom I’ve ever spoken about this topic. I recently ran it by a relationship therapist. I was fascinated by his response. He said that not only was I right but that this theory explains why he has so many more lesbian couples come to him with sexual problems in their relationship than gay male couples. He expounded that gay couples tend more often to begin a relationship with sex, and so that polarity of energies – the masculine vs. feminine – is established from the beginning – and if it can’t be, then no relationship gets off the ground. Lesbian couples, on the other hand, he explained, are much more likely to come to him for help with sexual difficulties in their relationship, because those relationships usually do not begin sexually and so that polarity is not established: rather, the sexual aspect of their relationship grows out of everything else that brought them together, often leaving them to discover that without that polarity, the sex simply doesn’t work.

It was around the time of that conversation with the therapist that a rather attention-grabbing article about just this issue came out in the mainstream-as-it-gets New York Times Sunday supplement. Although many have taken issue with some of its findings since publication, there was one line that summed it up and is consistent with my own experiences and those of the people with whom I’m close enough to discuss such things.

the values that make for good social relationships are not necessarily the same ones that drive lust….

That should be so obvious as to be a banality, but my generation has been trained not to see it. Many women, for example, want to be pursued. But a decent man brought up in the feminist era is immediately faced with a problem: if we are pursuing, then, by definition, the woman is running away – so we must be doing something that the woman doesn’t want. The right thing to do – the thing that respects her “equality” – is to stop the pursuit. After all, if she wanted what we wanted to give her, she’d already have told us, or, at the very least, let herself be “caught” as quickly and easily as possible.

I remember back in my teenage years, the “No means No” marches in London. And in the context that that slogan was meant to be applied to, the point is clearly both correct and morally essential. But in some contexts, “No” can mean “Not yet, but I’m open to your continued, respectful or playful attempts”. And just as a young man must be taught to respect a woman’s “no”, he needs also to be taught how to read women, to read context, and to do both without feeling guilty or anxious about the desires that naturally drive him. If we fail as a culture to give men even that, then the good men – as all too many women seem now to be finding – will continue to default to a safe, scared, hands-off mode, and we all end up losing much of the pleasure of being sexual beings.

The experience from which that woman in the bar in Manhattan was speaking – as confirmed by many others to whom I’ve spoken since – is that, indeed, many men don’t know how to make a woman feel like a woman. And both men and women are suffering from that. A woman wants her man to help her feel like a woman – to establish that polarity. If he can’t do that, because he can’t feel himself as a man, then we are on a vicious cycle of destroying the polarity – that experience of the very difference that makes gender and sex so … well … sexy.

Feminism should surely be celebrated for the political, and indeed, cultural successes it has had. They are too many and too obvious to miss.

But it seems now, perhaps, that whereas the political and institutional benefits of feminism have been almost entirely to its credit, women, themselves, are now experiencing in their personal lives – in the actual experience of being a woman – the damage that has been done by a culture that has removed the permission, even ability, of men to revel in the pole of the sexual magnet that they represent.

And I don’t mean that faux, superficial masculinity of sports teams and large trucks that American advertisers like to push at us. I mean that which each man defines for himself – whatever it is that makes him feel powerful, able and attractive – and confident enough to know that he can go to that place of assertiveness with his sexual partner in the bedroom, without that saying anything about his treatment of women anywhere else.

By the right man, a woman likely wants to be pursued. By the right man, a woman likely wants to be taken. Some want to be dominated, and others, at the very least, want to be in the presence of dominance. And nearly all women want to feel like women – and would like their men to play their part in that.

Since I started making notes for this article, some weeks ago, as if as confirmation of its main theme, I discovered the existence of the Men’s Rights Movement – and the many women who populate it – and the springing up on social media of anti-feminists.

The fact that such sentiments are now moving mainstream speaks to a cultural hypothesis I am currently testing out – that feminism, like the modern Progressivism that has its roots in the ’60s, is at the end of its two-generation lifespan – and that the pendulum is beginning – just beginning – to swing back.

And no one should be surprised. Approximately two generations after the beginning of feminism, young adults, especially young women, get to assess its outcomes while taking for granted its successes. To generalize, many of the political successes that feminism fought for may well be responsible for giving some of those anti-feminists some of the security, education, representation and, indirectly then, power to declare that they don’t like feminism for the bits that don’t suit. They don’t like feminism because they blame it for taking the man out of their men, the woman out of themselves, and if you’ll allow me to be a little more literal, the man out of the women, too.

My favorite teacher at high school was the Head of Mathematics. His students liked him because of his dry sense of humor and his provocative way of educating – at least 10% of the time about life, rather than math. I can’t recall the context… but one of the most memorable lessons he ever gave concerned the meaning of “equal”.

To say a woman is equal to a man is like saying a giraffe is equal to an elephant. Equal has a particular meaning. It means “is the same as”. Giraffes are not equal to elephants because they are different.

In the ’90s, that tongue-in-cheek comment was sufficiently provocative that it has stayed with me for two decades. Now, though, it will do as a concise explanation of why, culturally, if not politically, Feminism, like all -isms, is, at best, incomplete.

Feminism is about enabling women to have what they choose. But women choose to feel like women – to experience the delectable polarity of the female and the male, and that requires a culture that empowers, and celebrates, both.

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By: Wesley J. Smith

I guess it takes global warming hysteria to get the bioethics movement to criticize what is known in the trade as “artificial reproductive technologies” or ART.

But now, in the ever more radical Journal of Medical Ethics, Cristina Richie, of Boston College’s Department of Theology, argues that these technologies should be regulated to limit the number of children–called “carbon legacies,” as a means of fighting climate change. From the article:

A carbon footprint is the aggregate of resource use and carbon emissions over a person’s life. A carbon legacy occurs when a person chooses to procreate. All people have carbon footprints; only people with biological children have carbon legacies.

I don’t know if Richie coined the term, but it is ridiculous. Children are children, not bundles of carbon producers.

ART is an almost unregulated industry, a lamentable circumstance with which many bioethicists are content. But Richie says global warming has to change the field’s thinking about ART.

Through the use of ARTs multiple children are born, adding to worldwide carbon emissions. This is a burden on the already over-taxed ecosystem to support new beings who might not have existed without medical intervention. It is therefore the obligation of environmental policymakers, the ethical and medical communities, and even society to carefully weigh the interests of our shared planet with a business that intentionally creates more humans when we must reduce our carbon impact.

All those IVF babies are melting the ice caps!

While population growth and ARTs are not the primary environmental issue that should concern ecologists and bioethicists, the numbers of ART babies are increasing at an exponential rate. If we were to look at these numbers in terms of carbon emissions instead of raw population growth data, the statistics look grim.

No, grim is the exploitation of surrogates in biological colonialism and the eugenic impetus that has sunk its fangs deep into the heart of the industry. In the face of such human objectification, sorry, I can’t get upset about global warming.

It’s time to regulate!

The unregulated ART business can no longer be endorsed and the medical industry ought not operate in an environmental vacuum. Retrenchment in all areas of life is the key to slowing down or halting carbon emissions that lead to climate change. For each child made through medical intervention a carbon legacy results. ARTs should be allocated with due concern for the environment and sober consideration for the implications of climate change.

Carbon caps on the fertility business and eliminating funded ARTs for those who are not biologically infertile are the beginning of an environmentally sustainable ART business.​

“And Jesus said, ‘Suffer the little carbon legacies to come onto me’…” Good grief.

About the author: Wesley J. Smith, J.D., is a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture and a bioethics attorney who blogs at Human Exeptionalism.

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Dr James Petras

Chaos reigns and spreads as enraged leaders in the US, Europe and their clients and allies pursue genocidal wars. Mercenary wars in Syria; Israel’s terror bombing on Gaza; proxy wars in the Ukraine, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia.

Tens of millions of refugees flee scenes of total destruction. Nothing is sacred. There are no sanctuaries. Homes, schools, hospitals and entire families are targeted for destruction.

Chaos by Design

At the center of chaos, the wild-eyed President Obama strikes blindly, oblivious of the consequences, willing to risk a financial debacle or a nuclear war. He enforces sanctions against Iran; imposes sanctions on Russia; sets up missile bases five launch minutes from Moscow; sends killer drones against Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan; arms mercenaries in Syria; trains and equips Kurds in Iraq and pays for Israel’s savagery against Gaza.

Nothing works.

The Chaos President is blind to the fact that starving one’s adversaries does not secure submission: it unites them to resist. Regime change, imposing proxies by force and subterfuge, can destroy the social fabric of complex societies: Million of peasants and workers become uprooted refugees. Popular social movements are replaced by organized criminal gangs and bandit armies.

Central America, the product of decades of US direct and proxy military interventions, which prevented the most basic structural changes, has become a chaotic, unlivable inferno for millions. Tens of thousands of children flee from their ‘free market’- induced mass poverty and militarized state and gangster violence. Children refugees at the US border are arrested in mass, and imprisoned in makeshift detention camps, subject to psychological, physical and sexual abuse by officials and guards on the inside. On the outside, these pitiful children are exposed to the racist hatred of a frightened US public unaware of the dangers these children are escaping and the US government’s role in creating these hells.

The US-backed Kiev aviation authorities re-directed international passenger airlines to fly over war zones bristling with anti-aircraft missiles while Kiev’s jets bombed the rebellious cities and towns. One flight was shot down and nearly 300 civilians perished. Immediately an explosion of accusations from Kiev blaming Russian President Putin flooded Western media with no real facts to explain the tragedy/crime. War-crazy President Obama and the slavering prime ministers of the EU ejaculated ultimatums, threatening to convert Russia into a pariah state. ‘Sanctions, sanctions, everywhere . . . but first… France must complete its $1.5 billion sale to the Russian navy.’ And the City of London exempts the Russian oligarchs from the ‘sanctions’, embedded as they are in London’s money-laundering, parasitical FIRE (Fire, Insurance and Real Estate) economy. The Cold War has returned and has taken an ugly turn… with exceptions…for business.

Confrontation among nuclear powers is imminent: And the maniacal Baltic States and Poland bray the loudest for war with Russia, oblivious to their positions on the front lines of incineration…

Each day Israel’s war machine chews up more bodies of Gaza’s children while spitting out more lies. Cheering Israeli Jews perch on their fortified hills to celebrate each missile strike on the apartments and schools in the densely populated Shejaiya neighborhood of besieged Gaza. A group of orthodox and secular entrepreneurs in Brooklyn have organized group tours to visit the Holy Sites by day and enjoy the Gaza pyrotechnics by night . . . night goggles to view the fleeing mothers and burning children are available at a small extra charge…

Again the US Senate votes unanimously in support of Israel’s latest campaign of mass murder – no crime is depraved enough to ruffle the scruples of America’s leaders. They hew close to a script from the 52 Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organizations. Together they embrace a Beast from the Apocalypse gnawing on the flesh and bones of Palestine.

But, Sacre Bleu! France’s Zionists have prevailed on the ‘President-Socialiste’ Hollande. Paris bans all anti-Israel demonstrations despite the clear reports of genocide. Demonstrators supporting the Gazan resistance are gassed and assaulted by special riot police – ‘Socialist’ Hollande serves the demands of powerful Zionist organizations while trashing his country’s republican traditions and its sacred ‘Rights of Man’.

The young protestors of Paris fought back with barricades and paving stones in the finest traditions of the Paris Commune waving the flags of a free Palestine. Not a single ‘red banner’ was in sight: The French ‘left’ were under their beds or off on vacation.

There are ominous signs away from the killing fields. The stock market is rising while the economy stagnates. Wild speculators have returned in their splendor widening the gap between the fictitious and real economy before the ‘deluge’, the chaos of another inevitable crash.

In industrial America’s once great Detroit, clean water is shut-off to tens of thousands of poor citizens unable to pay for basic services. In the midst of summer, urban families are left to defecate in hallways, alleyways and empty lots. Without water the toilets are clogged, children are not washed. Roscoe, the master plumber, says the job is way beyond him.

According to our famed economists, the economy of Detroit is ‘recovering . . . profits are up, it’s only the people who are suffering’. Productivity has doubled, speculators are satisfied; pensions are slashed and wages are down; but the Detroit Tigers are in first place.

Public hospitals everywhere are being closed. In the Bronx and Brooklyn, emergency rooms are overwhelmed. Chaos! Interns work 36 hour shifts . . . and the sick and injured take their chances with a sleep-deprived medic. Meanwhile, in Manhattan, private clinics and ‘boutique’ practices for the elite proliferate.

Scandinavians have embraced the putschist power grab in Kiev. The Swedish Foreign Minister Bildt bellows for a new Cold War with Russia. The Danish emissary and NATO leader, Rasmussen, salivates obscenely at the prospect of bombing and destroying Syria in a replay of NATO’s ‘victory’ over Libya.

The German leaders endorse the ongoing Israeli genocide against Gaza; they are comfortably protected from any moral conscience by their nostalgic blanket of ‘guilt’ over Nazi crimes 70 years ago.

Saudi-funded Jihadi terrorists in Iraq showed their “infinite mercy” by… merely driving thousands of Christians from ancient Mosul. Nearly 2,000 years of a continuous Christian presence was long enough! At least most escaped with their heads still attached.

Chaos Everywhere

Over one hundred thousand agents of the US National Security Agency are paid to spy on two million Muslim citizens and residents in the USA. But for all the tens of billions of dollars spent and tens of millions of conversations recorded, Islamic charities are prosecuted and philanthropic individuals are framed in ‘sting operations’.

Where the bombs fall no one knows, but people flee. Millions are fleeing the chaos.

But there is no place to go! The French invade half a dozen African countries but the refugees are denied refuge in France. Thousands die in the desert or drown crossing the Med. Those who do make it, are branded criminals or relegated to ghettos and camps.

Chaos reigns in Africa, the Middle East, Central America and Detroit. The entire US frontier with Mexico has become a militarized detention center, a multi-national prison camp. The border is unrecognizable to our generation.

Chaos reigns in the markets. Chaos masquerades as trade sanctions: Iran yesterday, Russia today and China tomorrow. Washington, Watch out! Your adversaries are finding common ground, trading, forging agreements, building defenses; their ties are growing stronger.

Chaos reigns in Israel. War-obsessed Israelis discover that the Chosen People of God can also bleed and die, lose limbs and eyes in the alleyways of Gaza where poorly armed boys and men stand their ground. When the cheers turn to jeers, will they re-elect Bibi, their current kosher butcher? The overseas brethren, the fundraisers, the lobbyists and the armchair verbal assassins will automatically embrace some new face, without questions, regrets or (god forbid!) self-criticism –if it’s ‘good for Israel and the Jews’ it’s got to be right!

Chaos reigns in New York. Judicial rulings favor the pirates and their vulture funds demanding one-thousand percent returns on old Argentine bonds. If Argentina rejects this financial blackmail and defaults, shock waves will ripple throughout global financial markets. Creditors will tremble in uncertainty: Fears will grow over a new financial crash. Will they squeeze out another trillion-dollar bailout?

But where’s the money? Printing presses are working day and night. There are only a few life boats . . . enough for the bankers and Wall Street, the other ninety-nine percent will have to swim or feed the sharks.

The corrupted financial press now advises warlords on which country to bomb and politicians on how to impose economic sanctions; they no longer provide sound economic information or advise investors on markets. Their editorial rants will incite an investor flight to buy king-sized mattresses for stuffing as the banks fail.

The US President is on the verge of a mental breakdown: He’s a liar of Munchausen proportions with a bad case of political paranoia, war hysteria and megalomania. He’s gone amok, braying, ‘I lead the world: its US leadership or chaos’. Increasingly the world has another message: ‘It’s the US and chaos.’

Wall Street is abandoning him. The Russians have double-crossed him. The Chinese merchants are now doing business everywhere we used to be and we ought to be. They’re playing with loaded dice. The stubborn Somalis refuse to submit to a Black President: they reject this ‘ML King with drones’ . . . The Germans suck on their thumbs in total stupor as Americans monitor and record their every conversation…for their own safety! “Our corporations are ingrates after all we have done for them”, the First Black President whines. “They flee from our taxes while we subsidize their operations!”

Final Solutions: The End of Chaos

The only solution is to move on: Chaos breeds chaos. The President strives to project his ‘Leadership’. He asks his close advisers very hard questions: “Why can’t we bomb Russia, just like Israel bombs Gaza? Why don’t we build an ‘Iron Dome’ over Europe and shoot down Russian nuclear missiles while we fire upon Moscow from our new bases in Ukraine? Which countries will our ‘Dome’ protect? I am sure that the people of East Europe and the Baltic States will gladly make the supreme sacrifice. After all, their leaders were at the very front frothing for a war with Russia. Their reward, a nuclear wasteland, will be a small price to ensure our success!”

The Zionist lobby will insist our ‘Iron Dome’ covers Israel. But the Saudis may try to bribe the Russians to spare the oil fields as Moscow targets the US missile bases near Mecca. Our radio-active allies in the Middle East will just have to relocate to a new Holy Land.

Do Obama and his advisers imagine reducing the Asian population by a billion or two? Do they plan several hundred Hiroshimas because the Chinese crossed the President’s ‘red lines’: China’s economy and trade grew too fast, expanded too far, it was too competitive, too competent, too successful at gaining market shares, and they ignored our warnings and our unparalleled military might.

Most of Asia will inhale nuclear dust, millions of Indians and Indonesians will perish as collateral damage. Their survivors will feast on ‘radiated fish’ in a glowing sea.

Beyond Chaos: The New American Way:

Because our ‘Iron Dome’ will have failed us, we will have to re-emerge out of toxic ashes and crawl from our bunkers, dreaming of a New America free from wars and poverty. The Reign of Chaos will have ended. The ‘peace and order’ of the graveyard will reign supreme.

The emperors will be forgotten.

And we never will have found out who fired that missile at the doomed Malaysian airliner with its 300 passengers and crew. We will have lost count of the thousands of Palestinian parents and children slaughtered in Gaza by the Chosen People of Israel. We will not know how the sanctions against Russia panned out.

It won’t matter in the post-nuclear age, after the Chaos…

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OccupyOaklandGrabbing the national headlines at the moment is the story of the murder of 18 year old and unarmed Michael Brown by an unidentified member of the Ferguson Police.  Local citizens have accused the police of ongoing racial profiling and extreme police brutality.

By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges

After the murder of Brown, local protesters have taken to the streets and began to riot and loot. Yes, this had to be stopped. However, someone needs to explain why the Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery and the Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly were arrested Wednesday evening, August 13th, while working on their respective stories in a McDonalds restaurant.

Someone also needs to explain when peaceful demonstrators take to the streets, the local police respond by using laser scopes to target protesters who are peacefully gathering. Officers have also responded to the protests with MRAPS, AR 15 assault rifles, full body armor, the use of rubber bullets and tear gas on nonviolent demonstrators. Ferguson, Missouri looks more like Afghanistan than the streets of America.

Welcome to police state America. And this is not just confined to Ferguson, this is happening all across America.

Brown Shirt Tyranny In Oakland

OccupyOakland1The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is reinstating police officer, Robert Roche, who was suspended in 2011 during the Occupy Oakland protest Roche was suspended after he threw a flashbang grenade into a crowd who were trying to help a peace activist who was struck in the head by another police projectile. Using the old worn out Nazi storm trooper excuse, Roche was not held responsible for his actions because he was” just following orders“. Then why not hold the thug who actually gave the order responsible?  Well, Roche’s superior who gave the order was actually promoted. Welcome to police state America.

Before you feel sorry the brown-shirted Roche, his reinstatement is a sign that there are still major problems within the OPD as Roche has killed three people while on duty.

Abusing the Public In Milwaukee

Wisconsin: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and four of his deputies are being sued by Tanya Weyker for covering up the lies about the crash caused by Deputy Joseph Quiles who rolled through a stop sign and T-boned her car.

The officer lied and said Weyker was driving drunk and she was arrested. Yet, subsequent lab results showed no alcohol or drugs in her body. Her neck was broken in four places, requiring fusion with steel rods. Quiles remains on duty while Weyker remains in the hospital. Welcome to police state America.

Tasing a 70 Pound, Eight Year Old Girl In Pierre, SD.

pierre-sd-father-of-8-year-oldOfficial documents only identify her as LMJ, an eight year old girl who was having a tantrum and picked up a kitchen paring knife when four “real men” from the Pierre, SD., police force showed up to the house. They immediately struck the girl with a taser and the force of the blows knocked her into a wall and police were forced to enact life-saving procedures.

Are the “real men” of the Pierre, SD. police department so whimpy that one officer could not distract this eight year old while another grabbed the knife from this eight year old girl’s hand? Are you kidding me? Welcome to police state America.

Martial Law Detention Centers and CPS Procurement Officers

baltimore kidsIn Baltimore, MD., local city council members voted 13-2 to impose the strictest curfew laws in the country. Children who are caught out after curfew and will be taken to a detention facility and CPS can be called to come get the kids. The last thing that Baltimore residents need is for law enforcement to be  acting as procurement officers for CPS seizure. If you are new to this column, simply Google Lexi Dillion, Stacy Lynne and Monika Wesolowski and you will see just how bad of an idea that this is. Parents will be fined $500 when their children are picked up. Welcome to police state America.

Murdered by NYPD for Illegally Selling Cigarettes


The Death Penalty applied for illegally selling cigarettes.

An unarmed man was illegally selling cigarettes broke free of an officer trying to grab him and for that the police felt justified in murdering him by choking 000him to death as the victim begged for his life.

Murder victim, Eric Garner, was heard to say by onlookers, “I can’t breathe” but that did not stop officers from killing him. Actually, New City police rules that forbid chokeholds and define them as including “any pressure to the throat or windpipe, which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air.” Still, no charges have been filed for this homicide.

Loss of Civil Liberties

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index 2013, the United States is tied with Romania for forty-ninth in civil liberties. Several countries such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Norway are tied for first.

Secretly disappearing people under the NDAA, executing three American citizens with drones, and unbridled, Fourth Amendment violating spy activities will put a country on par with Romania with regard to civil liberties.

We have also lost Habeus Corpus and we are losing our free speech rights to the United Nations as well as every form of due process that we once cherished under our Constitution. And if you don’t like the unfolding criminal enterprise system which suddenly appeared before our collective eyes, the bankers have rolled out a technocratic police state which would make Stalin and Hitler envious. Both the police state and impending martial law are bolstered by the fact that the Department of Homeland Security has purchased 1.6 billion rounds, oops, make that 2.2 billion rounds of high tech bullets engraved with the names of citizens who dare to oppose this tyranny.

Your Children Belong to the State

Can one only imagine how far America’s civil liberties rating would have fallen if Obamacare’s most dastardly provisions were known to the pollsters? Obamacare kicks in, American will soon learn that they have lost their parenting rights.

Under Obamacare, thanks to an United Nations document which now constitutes the mainstay guidelines of all 50 state CPS’ field manuals, parents will soon lose custody of their child if they are a gun owner, have beer in the home, if their child gets a bad grade, if their child gets sick and misses five days of school in any one 30 day period, or if their parents have dangerous ideas. CPS will soon have the right to enter your home without a warrant in order to search for ways to remove your children from your custody. Welcome to police state America.


Extreme police brutality, martial law type curfew rules, the theft of children from CPS, the passage of the NDAA and DHS arming against the people are all signs that we now live under undeclared martial law. These cases are only the tip of the iceberg. Welcome to police state America!


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british-vs-americanBy TLB Contributor: Robin Koerner

Everyone knows the old saw, attributed to George Bernard Shaw, “Britain and America are two countries, divided by a common language.”

Fortunately, there is a simple formula for translating between them: the British understate, while the Americans overstate. (The word, “Everyone” in the preceding paragraph is a nice example of the latter.)

If a Briton finds something to be good, he will declare it “not bad”. An American will declare it to be “awesome”. A translation table between the two cultures could therefore include,

“Good (Actual) = Not Bad (Brit.) = Awesome (Amer.)”

It’s an easy enough formula to grasp, but sometimes it’s not an easy difference to bear.

My first experience of corporate America was a month of staff training in Palo Alto for a consulting company that I joined as my first job out of university. Some time into the month, one of the company’s partners was giving a speech to the new staff, and, during the question and answer session, someone indicated that it was lunch time. A little later, the speaking partner suggested “let’s go and get some food”.

Another partner, standing across the room, declared this “a great idea”.

After a couple of weeks of exposure to such overstatements, my English ears had taken just about as much of this abuse of the language as they could take and, risking getting fired before I had begun my first day on the job, I foolhardily blurted, “That isn’t a great idea. General relativity was a great idea. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle — also a great idea. Having lunch: not great and probably not even an idea”.

I lasted a couple of years in the job. Considering how I started, that wasn’t bad going. (And there is an example of British understatement.)

About four years later, I was back in the States, and found myself visiting someone in an apartment complex. Upon arrival, I drove around the parking lot, looking for guest parking. They had none. I ended up putting my vehicle in a “future resident parking” space.

I told my friend what I had done and asked to where I should move the vehicle. And from his confused response — that I should leave it exactly where it is — I learned that in the USA, it’s ok to lie for marketing purposes, as long as those lies are also overstatements, of a kind.

I will soon have been living in the USA for 10 years, at which time I shall be eligible for citizenship, which I will be proud to take. The idea of being proud to be part of a nation is decidedly unEnglish but extremely American and so, I hope, stands as proof of my enculturation. During this last decade, I have been learning by osmosis American English — or rather, the American use of English — and, while still far from bilingual, I can understand most of what I hear.

So for the benefit of those Brits who may come after me as new Americans, and for the benefit of any American friends and British family who may have to communicate with each other at my citizenship ceremony’s after-party, I offer the following British-American translation table — with a special bonus table for my political friends.

Call it my contribution to the Anglosphere.



And here’s the bonus for my political friends…



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Collateral Damage 1


Updated August 13th 2014

By: Roger Landry, The Liberty Beacon

The American people throughout our history have resisted change, conflict and outright war. It took direct acts of aggression against We The People to facilitate enough backing for our leaders to justify entering into The Spanish American war, WWI, WWII, the Vietnam war, the invasion of Afghanistan, etc….Remember the words of Admiral Yamamoto proclaiming after the attack on Pearl Harbor, “I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant” (emphasis on the word awakened).

But is this reality or incidents (false flag operations) contrived and perpetrated by a few all-powerful elites who own this government and in fact rule America and a vast majority of this planet, to bend the will of the American people and utilize the most powerful military force this planet has ever known to achieve their personal goals? Please look around you today and see the ultimate control mechanism of fear being smothered over the American population once again to extract compliance and support for even more imperialistic warmongering across the globe.

Kill one million

We were instructed about and learned of the ultimate evil of tyrannical leaders and governments such as Pol Pot’s Cambodia, Stalin’s USSR, Hitler’s Nazi Germany, Mao’s China and so many more, who through the exercise of tyranny and imperialism, sought to impose their will over the lives of unsuspecting masses, resulting in the slaughter of untold millions of innocent people …. Yet this country enforces its will or wishes on countless nations via the most powerful war machine this planet has ever seen or through economic blackmail. Please explain to me how this government is so different or innocent of the same mechanisms of tyranny?

Collateral Damage 2Today, we as a people who once resisted any type of conflict, are now repressed under a monolithic government responsible for  having killed directly or indirectly at least three million people, and destroyed the lives of untold millions more. The vast majority (by our government’s own accounting-well over 90%) of this carnage consists of innocent human beings never having been of any threat to America … Collateral Damage. The part of this that borders on insanity or just plain ridiculous is this is emanating from a country that professes to value personal freedom, national sovereignty and self determination, REALLY ???

We as a people don’t push back against this en masse as we did in the Vietnam era or even to some extent in the Bush era. We don’t fire our leaders who allow or ignore it. We don’t impeach those who, through the wishes of their true global masters, would advance it in a perpetual cycle, illegally. Hell, in the case of most of us, we don’t even discuss it! The American conscience, the past guide to actions we condoned by our government as a people … is dying …


Fifty years from now, when the children of our children study the history of this once great and admired country, will we be the USSR, Red China or Nazi Germany of our time? You may push back and say this is not so … and I will say WAKE THE HELL UP!

This video is SCARY, it is RAW, it is ACCUSATORY, it is IN YOUR FACE and it is SPOT ON! Watch it if you dare and if you come away with the same imperialistic viewpoint, content on allowing a few greedy elite with their own global agenda to write the future history of America, we who are awake and truly aware will know for sure where and with whom you stand!


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By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges.

A Yahoo News tweet went out at 4:41 p.m. Eastern) Sunday and it stated that 145 people in the Atlanta area have contracted Ebola. The Yahoo News tweet disappeared about 20 minutes later, only to be replaced by a tweet stating that the first tweet was a mistake. However, the Yahoo News Twitter release was retweeted hundreds of times in that 20 minutes.

The tweet was captured and was replayed on Before Its News.

Do not make the mistake of believing any of this. There is absolutely no truth to the claim that 145 people, in Atlanta, have contracted Ebola. Many are asking if Yahoo News actually ran the tweet, or were they hacked? Yahoo News did indeed run this tweet, but they knew exactly what they were doing.

The Goals of Yahoo News and Their Infamous Tweet

Yahoo news had two goals in regard to tweeting this false information on their twitter account, only to take it back 20 minutes later. First, we live in a culture of fear. Government exists because of fear. Television news ratings rise when they report fearful news. We have become a nation of self-directed fear mongers. This is precisely what Yahoo News is counting on.  Their false tweet was designed to make as many people in the public, fearful of an Ebola outbreak.

Do you remember when you would play a game, as a child, by saying something outrageous and then telling the person “made you look”? This is exactly what Yahoo News was doing when they tweeted this false claim of 145 people contracting Ebola in Atlanta. They made us look. They made us fearful. Of course, Yahoo News attempted to maintain their credibility by withdrawing the tweet 20 minutes later, but it is impossible to unring the bell and Yahoo knows this.

Why would Yahoo News want to “make us look”? There are two reasons. First, Monsanto and their bad reputation must be distanced from any vaccine. This will be explained in more detail later in the article. Second, the tweet was designed to evoke a fear reaction from the public and this would hopefully serve to move the public closer to accepting a hastily prepared vaccine of questionable value. If the public can be put into a state of fear, when the so-called “vaccine” for Ebola is ready, the fearful American people will be conditioned that they better take the vaccine with no questions asked.

How can I be certain that Yahoo News’ goal of being a fear mongering, agenda promoting media outlet designed to condition the public to be fearful of Ebola is true? Below, is the convoluted unfolding of the “creation” of an Ebola virus

On August 4th, I wrote these words “Monsanto, or Monsatan as many call them, has partnered with the Department of Defense to use a proxy third party company to develop a vaccine against Ebola. The seed money began at $1.5 million. The value of the deal could grow to an estimated $86 million dollars. The company’s name is Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation (TKMR) (TKM.TO), a leading developer of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics. “TKM-Ebola, an anti-Ebola virus RNA therapeutic, is being developed under a $140 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Medical Countermeasure Systems BioDefense Therapeutics (MCS-BDTX) Joint Product Management Office”.  As breaking and shocking of a news story as this has the potential to be, the real story is that this is not the most important part of the Ebola threat which has invaded the United States…” In part, I based my conclusions based upon Yahoo’s July 21st account of the involvement  of Tekmira which was easily traceable to Monsanto.

On July 21, 2014 Yahoo reported “TKM-Ebola, an anti-Ebola virus RNAi therapeutic, is being developed under a $140 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Medical Countermeasure Systems BioDefense Therapeutics (MCS-BDTX) Joint Product Management Office. Earlier preclinical studies were published in the medical journal The Lancet and demonstrated that when siRNA targeting the Ebola virus and delivered by Tekmira’s LNP technology were used to treat previously infected non-human primates, the result was 100 percent protection from an otherwise lethal dose of Zaire Ebola virus (Geisbert et al., The Lancet, Vol 375, May 29, 2010). In March 2014, Tekmira was granted a Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the development of TKM-Ebola.”

Tekmira’s foray into the Ebola vaccine business is now controlled by Monsanto and Yahoo News is trying to take attention away from this fact. Why? Many in the public are aware of Monsanto’s very suspect reputation in regard to the GMO controversy and Monsanto’s relentless pursuit of forcing American and Canadian farmers to use their Roundup product on their farms by hook or by crook. The mere use of the name “Monsanto” causes many to recoil in disgust. If you are with the CDC and you want to peddle a vaccine, you do not want the public to mistrust the manufacturer of the vaccine. This is why Monsanto is using Tekmira’s name to develop an Ebola vaccine. It is apparent that they are trying to hide their direct involvement. When this association between Tekmira and Monsanto was exposed a week ago, a cover-up was put into motion which was designed to obscure Monsanto’s involvement in the upcoming Ebola vaccine release. Hence, the reason for the “mistaken” tweet by Yahoo.  This was a redirect away from Monsanto and was also designed to promote an atmosphere of fear in the public.

There is even more proof of the plot to move attention away from Monsanto.  Within the past 24 hours, ABC News announced that “Clinical trials of a preventative vaccine for the Ebola virus made by British pharma company GlaxoSmithKline may begin next month and made available by 2015, the World Health Organization said on Saturday.

clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus, which has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa, is expected to begin soon.

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is co-developing the vaccine with US scientists which is said to have produced promising results in animal studies involving primates.


Military Involvement in the Development of the Vaccine

There is a third element to this story as this quote from a smoking gun document demonstrates that not only are Monsanto and GSK in control of rolling out the vaccine, there are elements in the military involved in this plot as well. “This work is being conducted under contract with the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Project Manager Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS). JPM-MCS, a component of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, aims to provide U.S. military forces and the nation with safe, effective, and innovative medical solutions to counter chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats. JPM-MCS facilitates the advanced development and acquisition of medical countermeasures and systems to enhance biodefense response capability. For more information, visit


On July 21, 2014, Yahoo News reported on Tekmira’s work on an Ebola vaccine. The alternative media immediately traced this development to Monsanto thus exposing Monsanto’s involvement in the creation of a new Ebola vaccine. Yesterday’s Yahoo tweet was a classic misdirection away from attention on Monsanto, followed by the ABC story linking the vaccine development to GSK and the entire scenario was twisted into a fear mongering report of 145 people contracting Ebola in Atlanta by the Yahoo News tweet.

I believe, as it was rehearsed in the H1N1 scare from five years ago, this vaccine will become mandatory and the propaganda machine is already pursuing this objective. The H1N1 vaccine was filled with deadly central nervous system adjuvants  (i.e. MF-59, Squaylene) that were forced upon members of the military and hospital personnel across the country. There is good reason to believe that history is going to repeat itself. If the public wants to turn this plot back, we need to publicly and continually associate Monsanto with the vaccine effort, not GSK or the DOD.  Monsanto GMO’s=Ebola vaccine. Monsanto’s reputation will do the rest.

In the upcoming months, I am certain that we will see more operational details emerge about the roll out of the vaccine. However, the best predictor of the future is the past and I recounted in the August 4th article, some specific elements of what was practiced by Colorado law enforcement during the H1N1 scare.  You may wish to review my August 4th article in an effort to become hyper-vigilant to what is coming. I believe the hastily prepared vaccine will be much more dangerous than the possibility of a widespread outbreak of Ebola.

TLB recommends you visit Dave at The Common Sense Show for more great/pertinent commentary, articles, radio shows and information.


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