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“Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves. They’ll only be able to parrot the information they’ve been given on the previous night’s news”.

Zbigniew Brzezinski

By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges

As the title indicates, all American sheeple own two washing machines. One of them looks like this:

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The other washing machine, a brain-washing machine, looks like this:

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Television Viewing Is Unhealthy

TV has been demonstrated to increase cravings for junk food, and increase the likelihood of becoming overweight, being bullied, under-performing at school, being inactive, and becoming prone to misbehavior.

Japanese researchers, from Tohoku University, found that when children spend a lot of time viewing TV, there can be some very profound the brain defects. The study examined 276 children aged between five and 18, who watched between zero and four hours of TV per day. The average viewing time for the study’s participants was about two hours. The study conducted MRI brain scans and it showed children who spent the most hours in front of TV had greater amounts of gray matter in regions around the frontopolar cortex. This could account why there is a correlation between the amount of time children watch TV and children possessing substandard verbal skills. The amount of gray matter in the brain needs to be pruned in childhood and TV exacerbates this challenge in developing brains.

Researchers have found that TV produces long-term attention disorders among the young beginning around the age of two to three month old. Some researchers are speculating that disorders, such as ADHD, may actually be developed through TV watching in very early childhood. Since 11% of the nation’s children are now diagnosed with ADHD, this is a financial goldmine for Big Pharma.

Television is addicting, particularly for young brains.  Researcher Herbert Krugman found that endorphins are released while watching TV. This means that TV viewers get a burst of “runners high” when watching their favorite programs.

Jerry Mander, The author of Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, describes how the brainwaves of viewers’ slow down while watching TV. The study determined that program content made difference to this process.

TV, the Great Brain-Washing Device

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the public believes is false.”  

William Casey, former CIA Director

Television has a filtering impact on the perception of reality. This may be television’s most dramatic and dangerous impact . The psychological concept of confirmation bias means that when we hear a message often enough, we come to unquestionably accept the message as authentic and real. And the message is amazingly consistent because only six globalist corporate entities control over 90% of the media.

Television is accused of promoting feelings of inadequacy and enhances a personal belief system based upon an external locus of control. Simply put, this means that the viewer is taught from an early age to not believe in their personal ability to modify their life’s circumstances and that most of what happens in life is a matter of luck and these factors are always outside of our control.

It has long been known that one of the best behavioral control methods, designed to enhance feelings of docility, is to have patients in mental wards or prisoners, view large amounts of television. When we combine these three factors, it is easy to see that the television viewing public is being trained to become the hopeless slaves of the existing power structure and, of course, “Resistance is futile”.

Television Inoculates People from Being Repulsed By Violence

Television is a vaccine that actually works. By the time the average person reaches the age of 18 they seen over 200,000 violent acts on TV including 40,000 murders. It is also estimated that  more than 50% of students in secondary school have witnessed their peers imitating violent acts they’ve seen on TV.

We are not only conditioned to be a more violent by television through the process of habituation and desensitization (Bandura, 1964), we are also conditioned to embrace violence. This has profound implications when we consider such questions as whether, or not, American soldiers will fire on American citizens.

Television Robs Viewers of Spiritual and Moral Development

Perhaps the greatest danger we face from television lies in the fact that our children are separated from us philosophically, morally and spiritually by the liberal values being imparted every minute of the day by television programming. Most American families do not embrace the notion of gay marriage, yet the media would have one believe that the practice is all the rage amongst the American middle class.

One would have to be deaf, dumb and blind to the fact that Jesus is not an invited guest on almost all network programming. This would help to explain our severe moral decline as television programming promotes every anti-family value that the globalists can think up. The portrayal of deviant lifestyles is common place on TV, even though most of the viewers are not of the same mindset.

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Television promotes a false sense of reality. Let’s not forget that the pseudoscience of climate change is presented to the public as if it is well-established fact and it is not! However, TV watchers are never exposed to the contrary view in the mainstream media. We should remember former CNN reporter, Amber Lyon and her revelations that CNN is paid by the government and agencies like the CIA to run certain stories while ignoring other stories that do not promote the globalist agenda.

Television robs people of an internal sense of happiness.  In fact, researchers have found that happy people do not watch television.

In an interview I conducted with Jim Marrs, I remember Jim saying that if we wanted to free our minds from the control of the globalists, we should turn our TV’s off.  Jim is right, because as the influence and listenership of the alternative media continues to grow, the ratings for the dinosaur media continues to plummet. The message is clear, turn off the TV.

Americans should only own one washing machine, and that would be the one that only washes dirty clothes.

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By TLB Contributor: Ken LaRive

Author’s Notes: The following was taken from my travel diary back in 2005. It was published in several Louisiana Newspapers from 2005 to 2008, and found its way into the Lafayette Political Buzz Examiner page in 2009. At the time, who could have foreseen that with just a simple and singular vote, Scotland might be free from Britain’s domination, and yet, it seems there may be a chance that the vote might keep everything just the same… you see, the Progressive left has a great hand in that say, and Unions do not want to relinquish their hold on labor… we will just have to wait and see…

Scotland, and the idea of Liberty...

Right now, I’m working on a North Sea platform, and as usual, pumping the locals for ‘color.’ I had a conversation with a Scottish friend who gave me an interesting insight into a bit of Scottish psyche. He has traveled extensively in the States, and loves the idea of the Constitution guaranteeing personal freedom, and he spoke to me about the Bill of Rights in a way that is lost to one born to it, and taken for granted. He was trying to explain the frustrations of being proud of his Scottishness, while at the same time being frustrated at the lack of freedom, and liberty in his country, when compared to being an American in America. He told a story, which highlighted this problem that I would like to share…

He had two friends, let’s call them Tommy and Bill, who worked for the railroads, maintaining and repairing track as members of a ‘rail gang.’

“These rail gangs were made up of hard men. Tommy and Bill played at right and left back (defense) for the railway soccer team, which was infamous as being the hardest team in the league. Bill and Tommy’s motto was “they shall not pass!” and woe to any opposing forward who tried to run past them with the ball!

The rail gangs were also noted for their extreme left wing political views, and during their lunch breaks there were always discussions on the merits of various forms of Socialism. The only ganger’s who weren’t stanch members of the Labour party, were staunch members of the Communist party! These were men who would, in times of war, have helped form the backbone of any fighting unit of the famous ‘Gordon Highlanders’ regiment in the British army. Their foremen at work treated them with the respect that was due to hard working, hard fighting men. They had a fiercely independent streak, and were proud of the fact that they felt themselves to be the equal of any of their so-called ‘betters’ in the aristocracy. They were proud of the fact that they worked in all weathers… and no train would be stuck because they were inside a hut warming their hands. Not that they did it for the railway company mind you, but because of pride in their own toughness, with ability to brave the elements. It was their responsibility, and they took that serious…

One day, as they were repairing a section of track, the whistle blew to warn them of an approaching train, and they moved to the side of the track to allow it to pass. The train slowed to go over the damaged track, and crawled along at less than walking speed.

As the train passed this rugged line of men, they looked up at the carriages and the many faces looking out. And there, they were so surprised to see, was the Queen Mother, the most respected member of the British royal family. When she saw the men, she smiled and waved her hand gracefully (as only she can do). Then, this group of hard men, these hardened socialists, who would punch a boss rather than take any abuse, all at the same instant… doffed their caps to her! When the train had passed, each of them avoided the eyes of their mates, put their caps on, and never mentioned the incident to each other ever again!

“It seemed that, in spite of their strongly held socialist beliefs, that ‘we are a’ Jock Tamson’s bairns’ (we are all equal), centuries of kow-towing to the aristocracy had made the cap-doffing an instinctive reaction. These men would have had their eye teeth removed rather than admit this, but nevertheless it was so. Because there has never been a revolution in the UK, and because the ruling classes are still there, the ordinary people have never known what it feels like to be truly free. There are still hereditary peers in the house of Lords who have the right to vote on legislation, not because they are qualified in any way, shape, or form, but because their forefathers were part of the ancient aristocracy!

In the distant past, people were elevated to the peerage for performing some service to the king, perhaps even providing women for his pleasure, and their sons and grandsons have been reaping the benefit for generation after generation. Only recently has the Labour government made changes to the House of Lords, with some of the hereditary peers being turfed out of their cozy club. Even this radical Labour government didn’t have the courage of their convictions, however, and left some of the hereditary peers in place. If the ruling government still doffs its cap to the aristocracy, small wonder that Tommy and Bill doffed theirs!”

Now, before we Americans start to scoff at the serf-like attitudes of these men, it’s worth thinking about the fact that our forefathers were probably driven out from Scotland (or countries like it) – and had to fight tooth and nail in the War of Independence, so that their children would never have to doff their caps to their ‘betters’. Even so, think about how the east coast intelligentsia in America fall over themselves to get close to visiting British royalty, even after nearly 260 years of freedom. Take these railwaymen out of Scotland for a couple of generations, let them breathe the free air of America, and they would be no different from any of us.

Finally, a few words of warning about America which my Scottish friend passed on, and which I quote almost word for word: “Freedom is a precious commodity that has to be re-won each generation. A lazy and apathetic population will have their freedoms eroded slowly and smoothly by those in the halls of Congress who ‘know what’s best for you.’ Don’t, as a people, allow a ruling class to get too entrenched in the corridors of power! This is not a party political statement. I don’t care if you vote Democrat, Republican, or any other political party, it behooves each of you to vote regularly, and to regularly call your government representatives to account. Are two generations of Bush in the White House enough? Should you even contemplate voting for another Kennedy? Remember, it’s only a few years since Richard Nixon contemplated the idea of changing the constitution so that he could run for a third term! And it was only through the incompetence of a few burglars that it was discovered how far he was prepared to go to hang on to power! You should make sure that you elect more Thomas Jeffersons, rather than the scions of a few ruling dynasties. Don’t create your own royal families, so that your children don’t ever feel too ashamed to look each other in the eye as they stand with doffed caps and watch some dignitary sweep past in an armored limo”.

Far fetched? Maybe, but we should check even the smallest tendency for the ruling classes to rear their ugly heads in this fine country of ours – just in case! My friend tells me that he cannot openly write about his feelings, and envies my ability to do so. I felt a lump in my throat when I realized the implications of what he said, and how much for granted I have taken our freedoms… Liberty, in danger.

I had not paid much attention to the political climate of America or the world until I started to travel. And of all the cultures I have met along the way, from the high road to the low, Scotland and its people are a part of my heart. I hope they can find enough patriots who want to be free from the yoke of tyranny. God bless you Scotland.

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Preface by: Roger Landry (TLB)

So we now live in a country where invoking your constitutional rights is a sign of deception or guilt … Much like those who justify the NSA’s massive public spying program by saying “Well if you are doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear” … REALLY ??? If these are now the standards we must conform to then I, being a patriotic individual who puts great faith in said constitution, will be suspect every remaining day of my life!

When it becomes the rule that exercising our constitutional rights is no longer a guarantee but a privilege granted by a rogue government, and not supported by the people, or questioned and dismissed by a law enforcement officer on any given scene, and the very practice of these rights by invocation brings suspicion and repercussion, then tyranny in America is no longer a possibility … it is a guarantee !!!

WELCOME TO AMERIKA …

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Cop on Tape: “You Must Be Doing Something Wrong if You Need to Invoke Your Rights”

Activist Post Author Melissa Melton says:

It has been upheld time and time and time and TIME again that the First Amendment protects one’s right to film police officers in public. Period.

That is it. End of story.

It is also not illegal to film locations from public property, even those that have been designated as “secure.” A sign is not a law and does not negate the Constitution. It just isn’t and it just doesn’t, despite an apparent effort to make it seem that way.

Now listen to what this cop says to these guys who recently decided to film prisoners being transported in and out of the Duval County, Florida courthouse’s sally port without identifying themselves:

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By: Rory

With so much technology at our fingertips you would think our societies intellect would be on the rise, sadly that is not the case. The problem is a total disconnect with reality and with our world. The world is a big place and as Stacy Herbert points out, in America, if one watches or listens only to mainstream media Europe does not exist. The entire planet, with the exception of “the Middle East” does not exist. Russia wouldn’t exist if the Pentagon didn’t need a new enemy in President Putin. There is never any news about what is happening around the world; the economy, the civil unrest and the uprisings that are going on around the world do not exist if one watches or listens to mainstream media. On the other hand if you get your news from the internet or your favorite You Tube news channel you are labeled as a conspiracy nut, tin-foil hat wearing, basement dweller. gold economy world preparednessI ask you, does Europe exist? Isn’t it a fairly large land mass on planet Earth with millions of people living and dying everyday? What about the countries that comprise “the Middle East”? Places like Iran, Iraq, Qatar, Bahrain and Turkey? Do these places exist only in the minds of conspiracy nuts who get their news from the internet!?

I bring this to table in an attempt to show how small minded people have become. If the masses in the United States are so blind that even Europe doesn’t exist, it is a far stretch to getting someone to accept a global virus like the UN’s Agenda 21. On the surface this policy may be appealing to some people, especially the people that buy into the nonsense known as climate change or is it global warming or is it global cooling, which would be closer to the truth. The people that have bought into this must not have seen the study that shows three times the current global population could fit into the land mass known as Oklahoma—three times the global population!

Agenda 21 is one of these little known policies that gets rolled out during the Bilderberg meetings and begins spreading, like an out of control virus, around the world. Simple, small steps that progress over a decade or more that hardly anyone notices. Followed by larger steps that have a direct impact on people. Then after all the supporting policies and laws are in place, something as sinister as Common Core seemingly comes from nowhere. Common Core effects nations and, at this stage, will be difficult for anyone to reverse all the policies that have been implemented that support Common Core. These policies will take ignorance to a whole new level. I once heard that ignorance is a curable disease, but once Common Core takes root those days may be over.

Before the term “sustainability” was in vogue, the late UN Deputy Secretary General Robert Muller, the architect of UNESCO’s “World Core Curriculum,” also offered some insight into the purpose of UN-led, globalized pseudo-education. The goals: “Assisting the child in becoming an integrated individual who can deal with personal experience while seeing himself as a part of ‘the greater whole.’ In other words, promote growth of the group idea, so that group good, group understanding, group interrelations and group goodwill replace all limited, self-centered objectives, leading to group consciousness.” Put another way, smash individualism and notions of individual rights, replacing them with collectivism. [Source]

common coreDavid Risselada has written an exhaustive report to help everyone better understand Agenda 21. So far, he has released three different articles to break it down in simple, easy to understand language and to bring out the details of how this global virus is going to affect every person on the planet. How is it that a very small group of megalomaniacs, sociopaths and criminals can get together and decide what is best for EVERYONE? When did we become so complacent in our responsibilities as human beings that something like Agenda 21 has not only taken root, but is now infesting communities the world over.

Ed [citizens the world over] fails to grasp the fact that anytime any country enters into a treaty with another country, both countries tend to lose a bit of sovereignty. That should be obvious to Ed who claims to be a “Writer, lawyer and politico turned history teacher.” Unfortunately, he sees no connection between entering into a treaty and the resultant loss of sovereignty. His big question is “what’s the harm?” because he thinks if the “good” outweighs the “bad,” then a treaty is fine. Loss of sovereignty is never good but Ed [citizens the world over] doesn’t mind as long as his definition of “good” comes from it.

By the way, we haven’t even discussed the fact that the UN is not a sovereign nation of its own. It is a body of representatives from various nations. The US Senate cannot enter into a treaty with anything that is not a sovereign nation, so why are we entering into treaties with the UN? A good question for an upcoming article.

Gangs have turf. The object is to keep your own turf and even gain more if possible by taking over new turf from a gang next door. But let’s say two gangs enter into an agreement (treaty). They agree that members of each gang will not go into the other gang’s territory and they will both join together to fight off outside invaders if the need arises.

The only problem with that treaty or agreement is that each gang has removed a bit of its own sovereignty. They are now limited by not being able to freely go anywhere they want. They have to avoid the other gang’s territory. By the way, this is only an example. I’m not defending gang’s rights. [Source]

We give up a little of our sovereignty here, a little sovereignty there and the next thing you know, our national sovereignty has been happily handed over to a small group of crazies. Do these crazies have their best interest at heart or ours? Does Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller or Nathan Rothschild even know you exist? Do you represent a threat to their plan for one world government, one world currency and one world religion? Absolutely.

Where do we go from here? What can we do, as individuals, to combat Agenda 21? With the policies coming from an entity like the United Nations, how do we get our local “representatives” to address our concerns? What is the push back on something like Common Core?

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By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges

The JFK assassination, the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the London Subway Bombings and the events of 9/11, nothing ever changes. The public is looking at either a massive series of coverups or unwarranted secrecy with regard to the evidence leading to each crime.

We live in a time where DHS will categorize an individual as a terrorist if they question on the government on nearly everything. At the risk of being hauled away and never heard from again under the NDAA, I wish to, once again, bring forth my objections to the government secrecy of the events of 9/11.

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On that day, the newest day that will live in infamy, we lost over 3,000 countrymen and  13 years later, the victim’s families have still not received closure because the facts are being held under lock and key by the government.

An Unacceptable Outcome

Feinberg first cheated the first responders out of medical coverage at 9/11 and limited payouts to Gulf Oil Explosion victims as well oversaw disbursement of the bailout.

Three Thousand American victims perished. First responders to the WTC on 9/11 have died and are dying in growing numbers due to their exposure to toxins at ground zero which was further complicated by the fact that government front man and now BP apologist, Ken Feinberg, denied medical coverage for these brave individuals. Untold numbers of family members will be haunted for the rest of their lives over the their tragic loss on that fateful day.

Here we sit,13 years later, with many more questions than answers from that modern day of infamy. I refuse to forget and I refuse to accept the government’s arrogance with regard to not feeling the need to be forthcoming. The government’s arrogance fuels conspiracy theories through the withholding of critical evidence which would help the American public determine if the government is indeed telling the truth about the events of 9/11.

Once again, I am addressing this heinous conspiracy on behalf of the approximately 3,000 grieving families as well as the American people that deserves to be told the truth.

I Refuse to Wait Seven More Years for Answers

A general historical rule of thumb states that one cannot judge the true implications of landmark events for 20 years following the event. History has indeed demonstrated that a culture is not a good judge of its own immediate history. With regard to the events of 9/11, we are over half way through this historical prohibition related to the judging the significance of a landmark event. However, a clear and unmistakable pattern is beginning to take shape. And that pattern points to a government who continues to lie about the events of 9/11. I want answers and I want them now!

A Day That Will Live In Infamy

Pearl Harbor is often heralded as the most defining event in the 20th Century. The events surrounding the events of that fateful December 7th day have been meticulously investigated (e.g., battle tactics, leadership ineptitudes and conspiracy theories). Don’t the three thousand families of the victims of 9/11 deserve any less of an analysis? Apparently, the United States Government does not think so. Therefore, in the absence of full disclosure, the rank and file of the American people are left to conduct their own investigations. However, for many who have dared to question the official 9/11 Commission Report, they have been met with unyielding oppression which has often resulted in the researchers and skeptics being fired and publicly humiliated (e.g., Steve Jones).

I have serious doubts about the validity of the findings of the 9/11 Commission. The findings are neither complete nor completely believable in their present form. Here is a brief and partial summary of my continued unanswered questions related to 9/11 that I want answered.

 

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QUESTIONS ABOUT 9/11

 

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1. Why was the video of the Mineta testimony removed from the 9/11 Commission website?

2. Why has not the government addressed the “coincidence” of Able Danger? It is a case of a terror drill providing plausible deniability for the terror act embedded within the drill.

3. What explains the failure of the Government to release the many videotapes of the plane, on approach, that struck the Pentagon? It is 12 years later, where are the tapes?

4. Why was there a change in the scramble/intercept procedure three months prior to 9/11 for jets that are off course accompanied by a change in the shoot down orders?

5. What can explain the failure of the government to scramble jets over a period of an hour and twenty eight minutes between the Twin Towers being struck and the crash in Pennsylvania? With this kind of air security, Somalia could successfully invade the United States.

6. How could the unrelated events of 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq be successfully linked which culminated in the demise of Saddam Hussein despite strong evidence to the contrary?

7. What explains the well documented (e.g., Kevin Phillips) Bush/Cheney plans to invade both Afghanistan and Iraq within the first 10 days of the Bush Administration. This was well in advance of 9/11? However, 9/11 was used as the excuse in the early days of our military action to justify these unwarranted invasion. Why wasn’t this contradiction investigated?

8. The well documented engineering and architectural arguments which, in my mind clearly demonstrate that the fire and heat generated by the planes striking the Twin Towers were insufficient to melt the core of the buildings. Why doesn’t this evidence support the 911 Commission findings? Why hasn’t a Congressional investigation looked into this striking discrepancy?

9. What could explain the almost near free-fall collapse of all three towers which defies the official explanation? Never before in the history of engineering and planes crashing into buildings has a building come down in such a free-fall and symmetrical manner?

10. Where are the pieces of plane wings that supposedly struck light poles on its approach to the Pentagon? Shouldn’t independent investigators be able to examine these wings to determine the authenticity of the 9/11 report on this topic. The trust me approach did not fly in 2001 and it damn sure doesn’t in 2013.

11. The attack upon the Pentagon appears to any layman who looks at this evidence to look more like a missile strike than an airplane crash. Why does the circumference of the hole in the Pentagon greatly differ from the width of the plane? Why is there an exit hole on the backside of the building since the plane melted upon impact? Where is the debris field that one would expect on the backside of the building?

12. What about the pop outs we see on each floor of the WTC buildings before the collapse? Howe could this not be considered to be a controlled demolition?

13. Where are the skid marks on the lawn prior to impact at the Pentagon that would have been left by the plane which supposedly struck the Pentagon?

14. What about the evidence which strongly suggests that 11 nations warned the United States about the possibility of such an attack?

15. Maintenance worker, William Rodriguez, was the last man out of the Twin Towers. At 8:46AM, Rodriguez reports that he heard two distinct explosions, seven seconds apart, which emanated from the floors below him. Rodriguez also reports the two explosions occurredbefore the planes hit the towers. Rodriguez was interviewed by the 911 Commission for 30 minutes, in secret, behind closed doors. His testimony is conspicuously absent from the 9/11 Report. So why did the last man out of the Towers manage to have testimony left out of the 9/11 Commission Report?

16. Brigham Young University professor, Steve Jones, concluded that super thermite was used to bring down the Towers, including Tower 7, through a controlled demolition. Jones contends that he was warned by governmental officials that if he published his results his personal “pain would be great.” And the warning proved prophetic as Jones was fired his job as a professor after publishing his results. How does a tenured university professor get fired for publishing legitimate research results when the peer review process could have been utilized to analyze and discredit the Jones’ claims?

17. Ground Zero rescue worker, Mike Bellone, claims he was approached by unknown FBI agents a short time after he and his partner, Nicholas DeMasi, a retired New York firefighter, found three of the four “black boxes” among the WTC rubble before January 2002. In the 9/11 Commission Report, Chapter 1, footnote 76, there is the sole but definitive reference to the airline “black boxes”: “The CVR’s and the FDR’s [voice and flight data recorders] from American 11 and United 175 were not found.” With this obvious contradiction, why weren’t these two rescue workers interviewed by the 911 Commission?

18. How could all four black boxes not be retrieved by the FBI when nearly ALL crashes through course of modern aviation history, do retrieve the black box?

19. When LBJ ordered JFK’s presidential limousine stripped and cleaned, he effectively destroyed the primary crime scene in the murder of JFK and implicated himself as a co-conspirator in the murder. In similar fashion, forty one truck loads of debris were hauled away from Twin Towers within hours of the crime and not one piece of the evidence was analyzed as a crime scene. This is obstruction of justice? Who ordered this illegal action to take place and why?

Both events are felonies as they clearly represent the tampering of a crime scene. Why didn’t the 911 Commission Report address the question as to why normal crime scene investigative techniques were not employed?

20. Much of the remaining crime scene evidence is still being held under lock and key at Hangar 17 at JFK Airport. Thirteen years later and with the ink dry on the 911 Commission’s findings, why isn’t the evidence made available to journalists and investigators? What is the government afraid of?

An earlier generation knew that the government was lying about JFK’s murder, but did little to force the truth out into the open. I refuse to capitulate to the same kind of arrogance and the possible underlying motives of key government agencies with regard to the events of  9/11. Until these twenty questions, and any other pertinent questions are answered, to the satisfaction of the victims grieving loved ones, I will never let go of this issue and neither should the citizens of this country. We have a solemn duty to the dead and their loved ones to discover the real truth about the events of that fateful day. Also, let’s not forget that we lost our individual liberties on that fateful day as well

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The Korean war…

To finally understand the motivations and justification behind The Korean War, and how it contributed to our loss of liberty and fortune, it has to be understood after the fact, with both sides weighed and considered. This campaign, similar to the Vietnam campaign just a few short years later, were said to have been fought for three primary reasons, and justified to the American People from congress to media.

Even though they are both now considered an extension of the cold war with Russia, the real story eludes the American people to this very day, with a forth, well-hidden agenda that I will reveal…

At the time, most Americans perceived them to be wars of ideology, differing methods of governance between the North and South of both countries, a so-called Democracy against an influx of Totalitarian Communism. But that is not the entire story and, so too, not the entire truth. I will present these three justifications here, as presented to Congress by the President of that time, but the true and primary reason will be found in the last paragraphs below, in my notes…

The first reason was called the “Domino theory. China had just become Communistic in 1949, soon morphing into the domination of a totalitarian government. President Truman proposed his many fears of this to Congress, with his primary concern being that Japan might be next. You see, international enterprises had Japan earmarked for something else. At the same time President Eisenhower was warning America that the Military Industrial Complex, that had finally and decisively won WW2 on two fronts, had grown to gigantic proportions and was vying to be fed by another war. They could not, and would not devolve. He warned us that they would take over our government, and he was right.

The second, and this was also promoted in media… that we, as a democratic Republic, have an unwritten obligation to undermine Communism on all levels, to insure and protect the American way of life, in spite of the fact that this is diametrically opposed to our Constitution. One year later, after much debate and conjecture, and of course much lobbying by the military and corporations, the American National Security Council recommended what they called a ‘roll back’ of Communism, by way of what we now refer to as a “police” presence. This way, no congressional approval was necessary, and it could be done by Presidential mandate without bending the Constitution. Some called this traitorous, as it was indeed a viable loop-hole, and is working effectively to this very day.

The third was not discussed openly at that time, but the Truman administration saw Russia to be in competition with our military for world dominance, and a viable contender. Fear was promoted to the American people, and we have had our children dive under their desks when a special siren was heard, the building of a self-contained shelter in case of nuclear attack, threats to take our weapons cleared the shelves of ammunition and assault weapons, hoarders and preppers buying silver and heirloom seeds, waiting for end times, and all of it has been very lucrative for those who have promoted it.

Though WW2 motivations are too complicated to justify in this paper, Russia’s war with Stalin promoted the growth of Communism, also under Totalitarian dictate. In the processes found in the dust of WW2, Kim Ti Sung convinced Stalin and the infamous Mao Tse Tung to support an invasion of South Korea in 1949. Soon after, in the year 1950, South Korea’s Syngman Rhee gave a fear-driven threatening posture back to them, that his forces were prepared to attack North Korea. Of course he was in communication with the White House, and this gave him the necessary courage, without a doubt, as he was assured American support. If this had been known, the hammer that triggered the NKPA to invade South Korea, war might have been reconsidered.

It seems now that the boasting by Kim Sung to Russia, that an invasion of South Korea would be an easy task, had no idea the United States would take a stand to stop them… Surely, the leader of China, Mao Tse Tung, would have seen the folly of such a strike, because all of these powers knew full-well the ability of the US military, a military with claws, hungry for a feed, and itching for a fight…

Author’s note: The Korean conflict was a cold, economic war between the United States and the USSR, as was Vietnam. Both superpowers had ‘The Bomb,’ and so the concept of MAD was formulated to avert what they called a ‘hot war.’ MAD, (mutually assured destruction), insured that all future wars would be fought conventionally, unless the homeland was threatened. I am sure that this agreement, over the period of sixty years, has saved this planet more than once, and was indeed, very lucrative.

One final consideration, with no solution at hand… so please, pay attention here…

As there is unimaginable profit to be made by both destruction and reconstruction, bombs and armament to start, but also the rebuilding process for the future manufacturing businesses, planned to bypass the American Market. Japan was primarily earmarked but the military needed a feeding, and opportunities abounded in post WW2. This is where our manufacturing jobs have gone, and as it thwarted the Unions, they created a market without government control, sanction or tax, from pollution to human rights. Insurance, safety, child labor laws, and many other American workplace benefits we take for granted, were sacrificed to create what can only be described as sweat shops, and manned by slave labor. And as the international banks financed both sides, they could pick up property and resources for pennies on the dollar. And before the dead were buried and the smoke cleared, similar to what the South had to contend with after our own Civil War, Carpet Baggers spread over the countryside from a central Bank, buying up everything not nailed down.

War sir, is a racket, and as countries go toe to toe, international banks, and the Federal Reserve who are printing money out of thin air to pay for it all, are inflating our money as a hidden tax, and increasing a debt that can never be paid. Debt slavery for both sides… and finally, RUSSIA went bankrupt during their own Vietnam war, Afghanistan, and as Saudi Arabia flooded the market with cheep oil, they defaulted. Osama Bin Laden helped America to achieve this, as a CIA operative. So why did we allow this to happen? Why could we not see that an international Central Bank, international corporations, and The Federal Reserve who is considered by mandate to be above the law, would work in collaboration, and not for the best interests of America? Why did we allow men of other nations to hold office with duel citizenship? Surely we had some who warned us, but why weren’t those warnings heeded? Could the answer lie in the very mindset that we ascribe to as the American People? Surely, we have been played, but how can we continually be confounded? Why can’t we learn for our past mistakes? Why do we continue to trust the same growing powers who put their boots on the neck of our civil liberty, and are dismantling the very fabric of what we were created by our founders to be?

Could it be, I dare say, that there is actually something wrong with the American people? How can we be assaulted, one after another, and from every side, and not react? What is wrong with us? As three percent claim to be awake, what viable game plan have they proposed, as they are infiltrated by moles that undermine the cause of Liberty…. and the rest, so easily distracted by a trusting collective mentality, with a psyche of selfish entitlement indignation, ego-eccentric in nature, with violent reactions based on what can only be described as indolent myopia, social breakdown, and the lack of a moral and ethical standard. Yes, the Progressive mindset is fixed into the minds of America, by a black box owned by them. And we sit there, night after night, eating TV dinners, drinking beer and smoking illegal pot like that is a form of resistance and, in that fog, we open our minds to subliminal indoctrination and are convinced, even as we polish our collars, that what we have inside was put there by our own volition, and an original thought.

And so… Might there be another consideration as to why our collective consciousness is so overwhelmed from every direction? Is it possible that our lives, our fortunes, or liberty, our motivations and insight are actually in the hands of something too horrible to comprehend? Consider, for just a moment, the 17-Petaflop Titan Supercomputer. It is, at this moment, officially the world’s fastest, and with the right program, certainly smarter than anything we can collectively reason. How can we fight something that can formulate a million future moves, to our one, a move we can’t agree on? When one looks at the amazing veritable complexities on that eventful day on 9-11, 13 years ago, it seems plausible that something of a higher order was in charge. Something that can divert attention, immediately and effectively adapt and rewrite history on the fly. The name of the beast is Titan, its language is biometric, and it has the ability to hide in plain sight, by creating diversions, even in our own minds. And as we can’t come together for a common cause, Titan might do it for us, and not in our name, but for those who program it to do their bidding.

And what do we talk about in my neck of the woods? The Saints lost.

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By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges

We live in chaotic times. Many feel that our fragile economy could come crashing down at any time. One devastating terrorist attack, false flag attack or natural disaster could lead to an unprecedented disaster and martial law would be declared. Some Americans would take to the streets and the only remaining question is whether or not American soldiers, called to the scene, would restore order by firing upon American citizens when ordered to do so?

kent state 2This scenario and the resulting public execution of American citizens for engaging in protesting has happened many times in our past. For those old enough to remember, the 1970 Kent State massacre should come to mind as the Ohio National Guard opened fire on protesting college students on the campus of Kent State University. But for those who believe that this was merely an anomaly, let’s examine what the field of psychology has discovered about the answer to this question.

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The Oath Keepers Cannot Save Protesters

Some our citizens are deluded into a false sense of security by the group known as Oath Keepers. It is a well-intentioned effort to remind both law enforcement and the military to uphold the Constitution and to disobey unlawful orders which would bring harm to American citizens. Under this false sense of security, many in the American public really believe that American troops will not fire upon American citizens. Unfortunately, the field of psychology demonstrates why only a minority of soldiers will actually resist committing atrocities against the American people.

Conformity to Group Norms: The Solomon Asch Experiment

Do you think of yourself as a conformist or a non-conformist? If you ask most people the same question, you would find that most people consider themselves to be a non-conformist and would be able to stand up to a group when they know they are right. However, can nonconformists actually resist the peer pressure to blend in with the rest of their peers?

In the 1950’s, Polish born psychologist, Solomon Asch, conducted a conformity study. The participants signed up to participate in a psychology experiment in which they are asked to complete a vision test. This was a deception. The real experiment attempted to answer the question, can people resist peer pressure to conform to a false belief?

Seated in a room with the other participants, the research participants are shown a line segment and then asked to choose the matching line from a group with three segments of different lengths.

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The experimenter subsequently asked each participant individually to select the matching line segment. On some occasions everyone in the group chooses the correct line, but occasionally, the other participants unanimously declare that a different line is actually the correct match. Unknown to the main subject of the experiment, everyone else in the experiment is a confederate and their answers have been preplanned for the purpose of determining whether, or not, the participant’s answer can be determined by the people deliberately giving the wrong answer.

Nearly 75 percent of the participants in the conformity experiments went along with the rest of the group at least one time. After combining the trials, the results indicated that participants conformed to the incorrect group answer approximately one-third of the time.

At the conclusion of the experiments, participants were asked why they had gone along with the rest of the group. In most cases, the students stated that while they knew the rest of the group was wrong, they did not want to risk facing personal criticism. A few of the participants were so weak-minded that they suggested that they actually believed the other members of the group were correct in their answers.

These results suggest that conformity can be influenced both by a need to fit in and a belief that other people are smarter or better informed. Given the level of conformity seen in Asch’s experiments, conformity can be even stronger in real-life situations where stimuli are more ambiguous or more difficult to judge. For example, a soldier, in attempting to decide if they will fire upon innocent civilians, will be forced to weigh their own risk. If they fail to obey the command to fire upon American citizens, will they face disciplinary action, or even death?

Asch also found that having one of the confederates give the correct answer while the rest of the confederates gave the incorrect answer dramatically lowered conformity. In this situation, just five to ten percent of the participants conformed to the rest of the group. Allies, committed to a central belief, is what drives many in the alternative media to relentlessly pursue the truth and then inform as many people as will listen.

 

The Milgram Experiment and Group Think

The world of psychological research provides the definitive answer as to whether we should fear our military in the coming storm ahead in the form of a phenomenon called group think. Group think is often described as a decision-making process whereby the group members go along with what they believe is the consensus. Group think has also been used to describe individual acquiescence to authority even when the authority has limited power to enforce compliance. Group think often causes groups to make hasty, irrational decisions, where individual doubts are set aside, for fear of upsetting the group’s leadership and balance.

Just how far will people go to please authority figures and subsequently do what they know to be immoral? The first known laboratory test for groupthink occurred in 1963 by Yale professor, Stanley Milgram. Subjects for this landmark study were recruited for the Yale study through newspaper ads and direct mail. The participants were men between the ages of 20 and 50, from all educational backgrounds, ranging from an elementary school dropout to participants with doctoral degrees.

Milgram wanted to determine what percentage of people would willingly administer enough progressive electric shocks which would result in death simply based on the orders of a perceived authority figure (i.e., the experimenter).

 

There were three participants in the experiment:

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1. The Teacher was the real subject in the experiment. Their role was to administer shocks for each wrong answer provided by the learner. How far would they go, was the true subject of the experiment.  Would they actually kill a person for failing to provide the correct answer on a word pair test? Would they mindlessly follow the orders of the experimenter to continue with the abuse, regardless of the results and obvious harm being perpetrated upon the pretend victim in the experiment?

2. The second participant, the Learner, was actually a plant in the experiment. The Learner would sit in an adjacent room and pretend to be shocked for each wrong answer that they would purposely give. Eventually, they would cry out for help and beg the Teacher to stop administering the electric shocks. Their cries included pleas of mercy that were often based on an unknown level of self-expressed cardiac distress that they were pretending to experience.

3. The Experimenter was a stern looking fellow who carried a clipboard, wore a lab coat, and would urge the Teacher to continue regardless of the make believe pleas of the Learner.

The “Teachers” were told by the experimenter that they would be participating in an experiment to test the effects of punishment on learning. However, as has already been stated, this was not the goal of the experiment.

The “Teacher” was given a list of word pairs which was used to teach the Learner. The Learner was actually a confederate, or a plant, in the experiment. The Teacher would then read the first word of each pair and read four possible answers. The Learner would deliberately press the wrong button to indicate his response. Since the answer was incorrect, the Learner would receive an electric shock, with the voltage progressively increasing with each wrong answer. Therefore, the
subjects believed that for each wrong answer, the Learner was receiving an ever increasing level of actual shocks which would eventually result in death.

In reality, there were no shocks. After the confederate (i.e., Learner) was separated from the subject, the confederate set up a tape recorder integrated with the electro-shock generator, which played pre-recorded sounds of pain and distress for each successive level of shock. After a number of voltage level increases, the Learner would bang on the wall which divided him from the subject (teacher). After several instances of banging on the wall and complaining about his heart condition, the learner provided no further responses to questions and no further complaints. The fate of the Learner was left to the imagination of the teacher. The silence was met with the command to continue with the experiment. Although the Learner was not being harmed, the Teacher believed that they were administering progressively dangerous shocks. From the instrumentation panel, the Teacher could clearly see that their shocks were approaching the level of lethality. Was the Teacher being forced to capitulate and continue with the experiment? Quite the contrary was true, the prompts to continue administering shock were encouraged by minimal prompts and absolutely no threats were offered by the Experimenter.

If at any time the subject hesitated or expressed a desire to discontinue the experiment, the subject was given a planned and verbatim succession of verbal prompts by the experimenter:

1. “Please continue.”

2. “The experiment requires that you continue.”

3. “It is absolutely essential that you continue. ”

4. “You have no other choice, you must go on.”

If the Teacher still wished to stop after having listened to four successive verbal prompts, the experiment was discontinued. Otherwise, the experiment was terminated after the subject had administered the lethal 450-volt shock three times in succession.

Milgram expected that less than one percent would actually administer a fatal electric shock. The actual results were so stunning that he decided to film the results on the final day, fearing that nobody would believe his results. And what were the results? Despite expressing some measure of discomfort and the minimal use pressure, in Milgram’s first set of experiments, 65% (26 out of 40) of the subjects administered the experiment’s final and hypothetically fatal 450-volt shock. Amazingly, no participant steadfastly refused to give further shocks before the 300-volt level!

Milgram’s results were confirmed when Dr. Thomas Blass performed a meta-analysis on the results of repeated performances of the experiment. Blass found that the percentage of participants who were willing to administer fatal voltages remains remarkably constant, between 61% and 66%.

The results of Milgram’s and Blass’ work are stunning in their final conclusion which demonstrated that almost two-thirds of all Americans will mindlessly follow the commands of a “perceived” authority figure even when the authority figure has no real power over the people. Can you imagine how the 65% rate will dramatically climb when they authority figure had “real” power over the people being ordered to fire upon American citizens?

 

The Zimbardo Prison Study

In 1971, psychologist Philip Zimbardo and his colleagues set out to create an experiment that looked at the impact of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. Zimbardo, a former classmate of Stanley Milgram was interested in expanding upon Milgram’s research. He wanted to further investigate the impact of situational variables on human behavior.

The research question the researchers asked was how would the participants react when placed in a simulated prison environment? Zimbardo had previously speculated that, “Suppose you had only kids who were normally healthy, psychologically and physically, and they knew they would be going into a prison-like environment and that some of their civil rights would be sacrificed. Would those good people, put in that bad, evil place, or, would their goodness triumph?” The results of the experiment haunt many of us in the psychology field, today, as we ponder how far would Americans go in the enforcement of a brutal and vicious tyranny?

Zimbardo set up a mock prison in the basement of Stanford University’s psychology building, and then selected 24 undergraduate students to play the roles of both prisoners and guards.  The assignment of roles was accomplished through random selection. The participants were selected because they had no criminal background, lacked psychological issues and had no major medical conditions. Therefore, the participants in the study were far more psychologically and physically healthy than any group of modern day military force, police force or FEMA camp guards. The volunteers agreed to participate for a one- to two-week period.

Prisoners were to remain in the mock prison 24-hours a day for the duration of the study. Guards, on the other hand, were assigned to work in three-man teams for eight-hour shifts. After each shift, guards were allowed to return to their homes until their next shift. Researchers were able to observe the behavior of the prisoners and guards through the use of hidden cameras.

The experiment was originally scheduled to last two weeks, but it had to be stopped after just six days due to what was happening to the student participants. The guards became exceptionally abusive and the prisoners began to show signs of extreme stress, anxiety and nervous breakdown.

The prisoners and guards were allowed to behave in any manner they chose. However, the interactions were generally hostile or even dehumanizing. The guards began behaving in an aggressive and abusive manner toward the mock prisoners. Subsequently, nearly all of the prisoners became passive and depressed. Five of the prisoners began to experience such severe and acute anxiety, that they had to be released from the study early.

Zimbardo later wrote in his book The Lucifer Effect that “Only a few people were able to resist the situational temptations to yield to power and dominance while maintaining some semblance of morality and decency; obviously I was not among that noble class” . Even Zimbardo lost his objectivity and the experiment was only halted when his girl friend at the time, Christina Maslach, a graduate psychology student, voiced objections and threatened to break off her relationship with Zimbardo if the experiment continued.

The Stanford Prison Experiment demonstrates the powerful role that the situation can play in human behavior. Because the guards were placed in a position of power, they began to behave in ways they would not normally act in their everyday lives or in other situations. By putting a prison guard uniform on the participants, issuing sun glasses and a baton made the participant guards act in accordance with their perceived role. This has dire consequences for the ability of uniformed personnel to resist orders from their commanding officers to fire upon American citizens. People will act according to the role that they have been assigned to play. Finally, based upon the Zimbardo Prison Experiment, what kind of treatment could you expect at a FEMA camp?

 

Conclusion

Will American soldiers fire upon Americans in times of civil unrest? The evidence has been presented to you, what do you now believe?

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References

Andersen, M.L. and Taylor, H.F. (2009). Sociology: The Essentials. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth.

Asch, S. E. (1956). Studies of independence and conformity: A minority of one against a unanimous majority. Psychological Monographs, 70.

Blass, T. (2004). The man who shocked the world: The life and legacy of Stanley Milgram. New York: Basic Books.

Haney, C., Banks, W. C., & Zimbardo, P. G. (1973). Study of prisoners and guards in a simulated prison. Naval Research Reviews, 9, 1–17. Washington, DC: Office of Naval Research

Morris, W., & Miller, R. (1975). The effects of consensus-breaking and consensus-pre-empting partners of reduction in conformity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 11, 215-223.

O’Toole, K. (1997, Jan. 8). The Stanford Prison Experiment: Still powerful after all these years. The Stanford News Service. Found online at http://www.stanford.edu/dept/news/pr/97/970108prisonexp.html

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Zimbardo, P. (2007). The Lucifer effect: Understanding how good people turn evil. New York, NY: Random House.

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Egypt

By TLB Contributor: Rabah JL

A revolution that came to a halt on our TV screens more than two years ago, but rages on to this very moment in reality. A revolution for democracy, and the right to have such a revolution.

How many of us are aware that in a certain country:

1) Every Friday, thousands are attending peaceful protests across major cities. Every Friday, hundreds of those protesters are murdered where they stand.

2) Every day sees the army and police kidnap, rape, and mercilessly kill young girls as well as women; publicly and without reprisal.

3) Every opposition or group which raise their heads to make a statement are deemed and declared a “terrorist organization”- thereby excusing any excessive force used against them.

4) Many independent human rights organizations have been attempting to launch on-site investigations in this state. Their members are always deported upon arrival.

5) Every single diplomat, foreign or domestic, is subjected to a full-body search before being allowed near the President.

6) Any ounce of political strategy, critical thinking, diplomatic appeal, or even basic education is absent in this President’s history and course of action.

7) Every oppression and attack is aimed at defenseless civilians by a military armed with weapons of industrial warfare.

8) Every week, hundreds of University students are expelled from their studies due to their political views.

9) Relentless psychological attacks consisting of fear, paranoia, and distrust have been inflicted upon the populace. Resulting in a deafening silence while their death toll continues to accumulate.

The list goes on, and only grows more horrifying.

This is Egypt.

1) Protests have been inhabiting Cairo, and almost every other city since the military coup took place.

Despite mass casualties, attendees have braved the overwhelming opposition and stood for their rights for more than a year so far.

Do not make the mistake of referring to these protesters as “Islamists” or pro-Muslim Brotherhood supporters. Such protests consist of Muslims, Christians, and even major secular groups. Al-Sisi’s attacks are neither targeted nor sympathetic.

Liberty is not confined to any religion. These people march under the flag of humanity first, basic freedoms second, and the hope of a real Egyptian democracy overall.

2) Over its history, Egypt has suffered many dictatorships. It is a past filled with power-hungry feudal-type leaders whom advocate violence as a method of control.

However, never before have women been targeted so repulsively and consistently.

The past year has seen it become a norm to witness women blatantly abducted in broad daylight. They are usually raped then mutilated, thrown away, or killed.

Just to draw on a recent and particularly horrific example. Last week, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior admitted to police torturing and raping a detained mentally-ill girl. The same officers also desecrated a corpse in Khanka hospital.

3) After Al-Sisi’s coup, the Muslim Brotherhood were declared a terrorist organization.

This move, even if it is from Sisi’s distorted perception of reality, can be empathized with and prescribed some rationale. Such a label would allow him to freely arrest and execute any opposition members, therefore minimizing risk of rebellion. It is by many standards a natural course of action.

However, more recently Al-Sisi has declared “The Ultras” a terrorist organization. The Ultras are an Egyptian football team’s fan club.

This demonstrates the length trespassed by an authoritarian government in this context to ascertain their unrivaled control. Even sporting associations are no longer safe from the pretext of terrorism.

4) On August 10th, Egyptian authorities refused to allow Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth and Middle East and North Africa Director Sarah Leah Whitson into Egypt. They were both sent back at the airport.

Egypt’s government then swiftly identified the Egyptian whom had acted as a source for Human Rights Watch. No one has heard a squeak of his whereabouts since.

5) During his visit, US Secretary of State John Kerry was stopped by security staff at Egypt’s Presidential palace and checked for weapons. All of his companions were searched too.

It is not normal for diplomatic figures to be treated this way.

In Al-Sisi’s case, and considering how many he has slaughtered, depraved, and tortured, paranoia becomes a natural part of his persona. Anyone whom feels justified in their position would not hold everyone else in complete and utter contempt this way.

In fact, if anyone still had some residual support for such a President, this report should alleviate it. The man’s conduct itself is a guilty confession, and it is literally impossible to vindicate guilt.

6) The President’s predecessor Morsi had an array of academic titles, lectured at California State University, and worked with NASA developing space shuttles. Al-Sisi’s educational background consists of nothing more than a military school in the US.

This is not to show support for any political ideology nor personality, but merely to demonstrate the stark comparison of experience, knowledge, and understanding which overbears the previous two leaderships in Egypt- and realistically, any other leadership in the democratic world.

Al-Sisi continues to demonstrate his incompetence as Egypt’s “leader”. The economy has plummeted, tourism is in disarray, and poverty becoming even more rampant. His only focus besides killing anyone who can spell “Morsi” seems to be digging a $4 billion canal which does naught for any of Egypt’s political, financial, or social problems.

He has also been attempting to amend Egypt’s Constitution in order to further extend his own powers- effectively making himself a new dictator.

7) The police and military in Egypt do not hide their attacks- why should they? There is no risk of accountability.

Clips, photographs, and witnesses are common to every crime they commit under or without governmental orders. Videos show bodies bedraggled across streets and corpses loaded on to military vans- corpses of children no less. The attacks are systematic and the effect is frightening.

8) 13th of July 2014 alone saw Azhar University Student Union head Baqri condemn the expulsion of more than 1000 students in Egyptian Universities who dared express their anti-coup views.

These students, mostly teenagers, are losing opportunities, a future, and the vital importance of education for no reason besides gross injustice.

9) The same people that rallied against Morsi when he was elected screaming for “democracy” are now nowhere to be seen, regardless of the monstrosities taking place.

The fear they feel under this oppressive regime has rendered proclamations for fairness and dignity completely out of reach.

Most of us closed our eyes, clapped our hands, and turned our heads the day dictator Hosni Mubarak was forced to resign in 2011. We deemed it a happy end to a tragic story.

An election process was finally instilled and the Muslim Brotherhood controversially won. Barely a year later, small protests formulated once more and a coup was initiated by the army.

General Al-Sisi assumed command as “interim President”, promising he would only remain “until a General Election”.

Elections were staged- there was a less than 10% turnout. Al-Sisi had overturned his promise and ran for President, winning with a purported 96% of votes (even of the small 10% turnout, vote rigging had apparently taken place to ensure his victory). However, with the popular support of the West, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, Sisi’s Presidency was deemed legitimate.

By this time he had already massacred thousands during his illegal seizure of government. It is worth noting that Hosni Mubarak (the target of Egypt’s 2011 revolution) during a rare interview on 11th February 2014 declared his support for Al-Sisi. This in itself speaks volumes- one dictator’s support for another.

Al-Sisi and the West claim Egypt is now a democracy.

We should keep in mind that a democracy does not mean bowing your head in shame and accepting everything your government deems appropriate.

One undisputed element of democracy is that power remains with the people. This notion comes in many forms: independent journalism, reports criticizing parliamentary decisions, and most effectively, demonstrations to wield public scrutiny of the government.

Even if one were to disregard Al-Sisi’s obsession with the use of force through creating a suppressed police state, continued crimes against humanity, and martial overthrow of the previous government, there is still no democracy in Egypt for one very simple reason.

The moment indiscriminate military measures and live ammunition are utilized against democratic protests, is the very same moment any claim of democracy by the aggressor becomes baseless.

The Free People of Egypt

So, to the Egyptians continuously reaching towards their inherent rights as human beings… continue.

To the Egyptians being forced to kneel upon the rights their children deserve… stand up.

Egypt is your land.

Aaron

Here is the scathing letter from Aaron Vaughn’s parents to Obama!

By: Billy and Karen Vaughn

After finally choosing to view the barbaric, on-camera beheading by ISIS of freelance war correspondent James Foley, I have been left with a level of rage known only to those of us who have sacrificed unspeakable offerings on the altar of world peace.

My offering was my only son — Aaron Carson Vaughn. Aaron was a member of SEAL Team VI. He was killed in action when a CH47D Chinook, carrying thirty Americans and eight Afghans was shot down in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011.

Many times over the past three years, I have been asked what drove my son to choose his particular career. What made him want to be a Navy SEAL? My answer is simple.

Aaron Vaughn was a man who possessed the courage to acknowledge evil. And evil, once truly acknowledged, demands response. Perhaps this is why so few are willing to look it in the eye. It is much simpler — much safer — to look the other way.

That is, unless you are the leader of the Free World.

As Commander-in-Chief, your actions — or lack thereof — Mr. President, cost lives. As you bumble about in your golf cart, slapping on a happy face and fist-pounding your buddies, your cowardly lack of leadership has left a gaping hole — not only in America’s security — but the security of the entire globe. Your message has come across loud and clear, sir: You are not up to this job. You know it. We know it. The world knows it.

Please vacate the people’s house and allow a man or woman of courage and substance to seize the reigns of this out-of-control thug-fest and regain the balance we, America, have provided throughout our great history.

Thanks to your “leadership” from whatever multi-million dollar vacation you happen to be on at any given moment, the world is in chaos. What’s been gained, you’ve lost. What’s been lost, you’ve decimated. You’ve demolished our ability to hold the trust of allies. You’ve made a mockery of the title “President.” And you’ve betrayed the nation for which my son and over 1.3 million others have sacrificed their very lives.

But this should come as no surprise, since your wife uttered a vile statement on Feb. 18, 2008, during the primary campaign — one that speaks volumes of your true convictions. “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country,” she said.

I am sure my deceased son thanks you for that, Mrs. Obama. Oh, and you’re welcome.

Never in my lifetime have I witnessed such despair and such growing fear that the world’s last best hope, America, has finally been dismantled. Perhaps the better word is transformed — fundamentally transformed. Come to think of it, it’s become difficult — if not impossible — to believe things haven’t gone exactly as you planned, Mr. President.

Amazingly, in five short years, your administration has lurched from one disaster to another. You spearheaded the ambitious rush to end the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan — with no plan on how to do so effectively. Also, the release of “the Taliban five” in exchange for one American — without consulting Congress — is also on your shoulders.

You have been at the helm during unprecedented national security leaks — including, but not limited to the outing of SEAL Team VI on the Bin laden raid, the outing of the Pakistani doctor who provided the intelligence for that raid, the outing of Afghanistan’s CIA station chief, and the outing of your personal “kill list” to make you look tough. In addition, 75 percent of American deaths in Afghanistan and 83 percent of Americans-wounded-in-action have occurred on your watch, according to icasualties.org.

And now, we have this recent, heinous event: the beheading of an American citizen by a barbaric organization you foolishly referred to as “the JV team” in your statements to the New Yorker magazine in January.

You, sir, are the JV team. It’s time for you to step down and allow a true leader to restore our honor and protect our sons and daughters.

America has always been exceptional. And she will be again. You, Mr. President, are a bump in our road.                                                                                            

 Billy and Karen Vaughn

ARRONS PARENTS

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Trail and Tail of terror 2

By: DANIEL TAYLOR

In the ongoing effort by the establishment to demonize the Tea Party and resistance to an expanding federal government, a new narrative is emerging that could provide justification for a nation-wide crackdown on dissent.

The riots in Ferguson, Missouri are a focal point for an unfolding historical drama that could further divide the nation. Tribal passions are being stirred across the world by outside manipulators.

Members of The Islamic State (ISIS) are announcing their support for protesters in Ferguson, with one member saying on twitter “It’s time to strike fear into the hearts of the oppressors.” Another tweet from ISIS supporter Abu Ottoman says, “Blacks in #Ferguson, there’s an alternative to this indignity: pick yourselves up with Islam, like #IS in #Iraq.”

The support of ISIS for racial violence will further exacerbate the rising tensions in the U.S. and distract from the larger issue of government oppression of every individual regardless of race. As the Washington Post reports, ISIS is “hoping to use black disenchantment as a recruiting tool.”

In March of 2013 – several months prior to the Syrian gas attacks that helped spark the current mid-east unrest – Intelligence Chief James Clapper testified before Congress that Al-Qaeda was no longer a major threat to the United States.

A year later, ISIS is a renewed Al-Qaeda terror force backed by the west that is being used to reshape the middle east and threaten domestic terror inside the United States. The terror group has its hands on at least 52 American made howitzer artillery guns and almost 2,000 Humvees.

In response to the reported execution of American journalist James Foley, Neocon John McCain said that unless the United States stops ISIS, “…these people are going to attack us in the United States of America.”

If citizens of the United States have any hope of remaining free, we must look through the fog of war and see the globalist forces at work manipulating us all. Police and military pay attention; If ISIS happens to suddenly announce its support for the resistance in America against a corrupt federal government, the American people are not your enemy.

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