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By TLB Contributor: Ken LaRive

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” ― Thomas Jefferson

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I remember my time writing for newspapers. What a rush of ego to see my thoughts in print. I carefully cut out each one, and over the years filled several scrapbooks. All went well when I talked about travel experiences, pot holes in the streets, or trying to motivate voter turnout. But when it got to an inconvenient truth, I saw an insurmountable wall. I found that it is 18 times more likely that a black man will commit a violent act toward a white man, as given by a well-respected FBI extrapolation method (the Jena six comes to mind), but it could not, would not be published. Anything negative about Zionism (Israel comes to mind) or positive about the UN, or the breaking of international law, can not be published. Or, Lord forbid, to say something positive about a specific candidate not in favor, and it just could not, or would not be published. It wasn’t that my other work wasn’t appreciated, it seemed, and I did get praise for them… but I felt a cold slap in the face when truth was not presentedand I wondered at my association with them, my many contributions over the years, and my overt participation in their bias and the many taboo of their own design…

Once, in 2007, I submitted an essay about what I heard coming from the Ron Paul camp to Baton Rouge, and my twenty paragraphs were cut to 14, with the last two paragraphs, a punch-line summery, deleted. It made the Liberty movement sound ridiculous, inconsequential, and that was just the intent. They did not like Ron Paul, most likely because they feared he was not a part of their corporate power structure, and could not be bought….And that intent, more than likely, and in most cases, comes from the top down. It is the mindset of the owners who set the precedence for a newspaper. and it has little to do with truth. But there is something more to this story, and in all fairness, it must be said.

“Educate and inform the whole mass of people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our Liberty,” -Thomas Jefferson

From the inception of Mass Communication throughout history, it was primarily designed to promote an idea to the literate, from the printed word to word of mouth. A mandate was posted on a church or government wall and was ingested and interpreted by just a small faction of people, and though today we have far more literates in our society, the question remains: Is truth viable in our society? Or perhaps a better question might be, “Can truth actually be understood?”

In an old textbook of mine, “The Process and Effects of Mass Communication,” I searched to find an essay that would reflect this concern, that newspaper truth is not their primary reason for being. that it is profit…But as I studied and researched, I found something I had not anticipated, and far more apropos. . on page 302.

Written by Albert H. Hastorf and Hadley Cantrel, it was entitled They saw a Game: A Case Study. Dr. Cantrel, who died over thirty years ago, was chairman of the psychology department at Princeton, and Dr. Hastorf , the dean of humanities and sciences at Stanford University, came together for a common cause. By the use of scientific methods of observations they published this noteworthy work in The Journal of Abnormal and Social Phycology 49 (1954);129-34.

My bias towards newspapers stopped me from seeing the total picture

Their annotations of a football game, and the perceptions of that game as proposed by the school newspapers of Princeton and Dartmouth, indicated, so I thought, that each side’s reality was manifested in their minds by the bias of their respective newspapers. “It seems clear,” the two psychologists wrote, that “there is no such thing as a ‘game’ existing ‘out there’ in its own right which people observe.’ The ‘game’ exists for a person and is experienced by him only insofar as certain happenings have significance in terms of his purpose.”

It wasn’t what I expected. There was another element to this equation I had not considered…

It was an important game for both sides, and feelings escalated in what was then called a “considerable” amount of rough play, and several highly respected and loved players were hurt in the frey, and also, that some of the calls were in question. And for months this game was the topic of conversation and argument on the campus of both schools… and even when the film of the game were shown long after, there were very conflicting perceptions of what the psychologists called “objective stimulus.”

After compiling information from interviews from both Universities, interpretations of an extensive questionnaire, and gathering newspaper articles written soon after the game, an assessment of this phenomena was formulated.

The Daily Princetonian published this four days after the game:

“This observer has never seen quite such a disgusting exhibition of so-called “sport.” Both teams were guilty but the blame must be laid primarily on Dartmouth’s doorstep. Princeton, obviously the better team, had no reason to rough up Dartmouth. Looking at the situation rationally, we don’t see why the Indians should make a deliberate attempt to cripple Dick Kazmaier or any other Princeton player. The Dartmouth psychology, however, is not rational itself.”

A few days later the Princeton Alumni published this:

But certain memories of what occurred will not be easily erased. Into the record books will go in indelible fashion the fact that the last game of Dick Kazmaier’s career was cut short by more than half when he was forced out with a broken nose and mild concussion, sustained from a tackle that came well after he had thrown the pass.

The second-period development was followed by a third quarter outbreak of roughness that was climaxed when a Dartmouth player deliberately kicked Brad Glass in the ribs while the latter was on his back. Throughout the often unpleasant afternoon, there was undeniable evidence that the losers’ tactics were the result of an actual style of play, and reports on other games they have played this season substantiate this.”

But on the Dartmouth side, students saw the game in a very different light. The Dartmouth undergraduate newspaper, the Dartmouth, had this to say:

“However the Dartmouth-Princeton game set the stage for another type of dirty football. A type which may be termed as an unjustifiable accusation.

Dick Kazmaier was injured early in the game. Kazmaier was the star, an All-American. Other stars have been injured before, but Kasmaier had been built to represent a Princeton idol. When an idol is hurt there is only one recourse- the tag of dirty football. So what did the Tiger Coach Charley Caldwell do? He announced to the world that the Big Green had been out to extinguish the Princeton star. His purpose was achieved.

After this incident, Caldwell instilled the old see-what-they-did-to-get-them attitude into his players. His talk got results, Gene Howard and Jim Miller were both injured. Both had dropped back to pass, had passed, and were standing unprotected in the backfield. Result: one bad leg and one broken leg.

The game was rough and did get a bit out of hand in the third quarter. Yet most of the roughing penalties were called against Princeton while Dartmouth received more of the ille-gal-use-of-the hands variety.”

And then, a day later, Dartmouth published this:

“Dick Kazmaier of Princeton admittedly is an unusually able football player. Many Dartmouth men traveled to Princeton not expecting a win- only hoping to see an All-American in action. Dick Kazmaier was hurt in the second period, and played only a token part in the remainder of the game. For this, spectators were sorry. Medical authorities have confirmed that as a relatively unprotected passing and running star in a contact sport, he is quite liable to injury. Also, his particular injuries- a broken nose and slight concussion- were no more serious than is expected almost every day in any football practice, where there is no more serious stake than playing the following Saturday. Up to the Princeton Game, Dartmouth players suffered about ten known nose fractures and face injuries, not to mention several slight concussions.

Did Princeton players feel so badly about losing their star? They shouldn’t have. During the past undefeated campaign they stopped several individuals stars by a concentrated effort, including such mainstays as Frank Hauff of Navy, Glenn Adams of Pennsylvania and Rocco Calvo of Cornell.

In other word, the same brand of football condemned by the Prince- that of stopping the big man- is practiced quite successfully by the Tigers.”

To find out how and why there were two emphatically different takes on the perceptual reality of this game, two steps of data gathering were involved. Firstly, a questionnaire was submitted to both Universities, designed to not only formulate individual reactions, but to gleam a climate of opinion from each institution. This was administered one week after the game, and given to undergraduate students who were taking introductory and intermediate psychology courses.

Secondly, they were shown the same motion picture of the game to undergraduates from both schools, and to fill out a questionnaire that would indicate to them any noted infraction of the rules, both considered “mild” or “flagrant.” All questionnaires were carefully coded and transferred to punch cards professionally.

The Results: A marked contrast between the two groups.

Nearly all Princeton students viewed the game to be “rough and dirty” and not one though it “clean and fair.” Nine tenths of them thought that Dartmouth started the rough play.

The majority of Dartmouth students thought both sides were to blame, and that the reason for these charges against them was Princeton’s concern for their star player. They saw too, only half of the infraction that the Princeton students had noted, with about two to one flagrant to mild, to about one to two for the Dartmouth students.

As a side note. A copy of the movie was sent to a member of a Dartmouth alumni group in the Midwest. He viewed the film, the same film that was sent to Princeton, where they noted nine severe infractions by the Dartmouth players, but he could find none. He wired back to Princeton: “ Preview of Princeton movies indicates considerable cutting of important part please wire explanation and possible air mail missing parts before showing scheduled for January 25 we have splicing equipment.”

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“Like any other complex social occurrence, a “football game” consists of a whole host of happenings. Many different events are occurring simultaneously. Furthermore, each happening is a link in a chain of happenings, so that one follows another in sequence. The “football game,”as well as other complex social situations, consists of a whole matrix of events. In the game situation, this matrix of events consists of the actions of all the players, together with the behavior of the referees and linesmen, the action on the sidelines, in the grandstands, over the loudspeaker, etc.

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“…a happening generally has significance only if it reactivates learned significances already registered in what we have called a person’s assumptive form-world.”

Authors note: Perhaps it may be a bit too strong to suggest that newspaper bias is the primary fault. It seems that each individual carries with them a mix of preconceived notions, and this taints their ability to have objective observations. However flawed and biased are these observations, they are nevertheless considered truthful realities to each individual, and that is the rub. Of course these preconceived notions come from a wide variety of places both past and present in the form of cultural and societal norms, systems of education, to a wide fan of subconscious advertizement and propaganda accumulated over a lifetime, and these make up our reality, in spite of the ideal of truth.

Truth, is indeed truth, and universal, but our linear minds, at times, seem unable to grasp it. Emotions such as hope, love, and what is called blind faith are indeed powerful motivators for us human beings, but they are not the vehicles we can readily use to grasp a meaning of truth. If anything, they can taint truth, just as great ideals such as honor and allegiance can also have, and sometimes we will sacrifice our very lives, without the least bit of consideration for actual truth. We will even trust others to direct our immortal souls, giving our individual responsibility and God-given intellect to them in blind faith.

In the world we now face, one thing seems evident and very poignant… we are being played, and the method is scientifically sound. There is a veritable discipline involved in what can only be described as mind control, and we have been groomed, it seems from as far back from mother’s knee, to view the world in a particular way, and to justify it by any means possible, or necessary. So much does the ego play a part of this convolution, that some may consider the complete destruction of a billion souls instead of trying, for just one moment, to contemplate if their idealism is based on an actual truth. What capabilities we hold inside, of amazing good and object evil, are as two sides of our human aspect, and what nature we propose for ourselves is as fragile as a lucid thought.

In spite of the many elements that will create a mindset to action, a newspaper should be held responsible. If a newspaper is found negligent, fraudulent, purposely incites violence and hatred by the promotion of half truths, omits relevant information created entirely for the personal gain of sensationalism, they should be held liable and responsible for the outcome. The best way, it seems, other than litigation, is to withdraw advertisement. Truth must be considered profitable, in a world without a moral compass.

And any person interviewed who knowingly lies, should also be held accountable. When a city is razed because of a lie, in spite of an already broken society, those responsible should be brought up on charges of obstruction of justice, mayhem, and murder. We should all be held by the same standard and responsibility for self. Burning and looting should never be tolerated, under any circumstances. They should be photographed in the act, and after the smoke clears, arrested under due process, for crimes against humanity.

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By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges

The plan is called America 2050 and the concept is based upon the creation of megacities. In order for the megacities concept, which is well underway, to come to fruition, American suburbs and rural areas must be completely depopulated. This process is underway and the Obama administration is accelerating the process.

This will come as a shock to many reading this article because they did not learn of these events from FOX or CNN. However, in actuality, the process of moving the United States towards a complete Agenda 21 style of total urbanization has already commenced and it began nearly 20 years ago. In the case of total urbanization, the United States is in the process of dividing the country into 11 large densely populated urban centers. The concept, which will be the subject of a future investigation, will  explore this “end-game” strategy of the globalists which will depopulate the America’s suburbs and and rural areas. The concept is called megacities and the framework was laid in 1994,  when the United States became official participants in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was a ‘liberalized’ trade agreement between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Under NAFTA, farmers’ income in all three countries has plummeted and millions of small farmers have lost their land, while agribusiness corporations (i.e. large government subsidized corporate farms) have reaped huge profits. Subsequently, NAFTA has had three dramatic effects on farmers in North America and all three effects further the cause dense urbanization as outlined in Agenda 21 documents.

NAFTA Was the Beginning of Rural Flight In the United States

The first notable effect of NAFTA is that it it is credited with greatly accelerating illegal immigration and almost immediately bankrupted over three million farmers in northern Mexico and this group became the vanguard of millions of Mexicans illegally entering the US in search for subsistence work of any type.

The second dramatic impact of NAFTA lies in the fact that it has had catastrophic consequences for U.S. farmers as a record number of small farmers have lost their farms and have gone through foreclosure while the government subsidized corporate farms have thrived. Since NAFTAthe average annual growth of the US trade deficit has been 45% higher. Also since NAFTA took effect, about 170,000 small family farms have gone bankrupt which represents a decline of 21% of family farms in the U.S. The 21% of American small farmers who have been bankrupted since the advent of NAFTA, represents a higher percentage of displaced American farmers than what is happening with the forced relocation of Chinese farmers to the ghost cities as covered in the first part of this series. And what happens to American small farmers who have lost their livelihood? They either work on their former competitors corporate farms as hired hands, or they relocate to urban areas in search of employment.

In a case of “death by a thousand cuts”, the American farmer is rapidly moving towards extinction. If it is not the EPA enforcing its Agenda 21 wetlands regulations with devastating consequences on farmers, it is the FDA harassing farmers for pursuing time-honored farm related industries such as the raw milk industry. Congress is plotting new attacks on the U.S. farmer as I write these words. Even Amish farmers have felt the “swat-team wrath of the federal government. Average, everyday Americans are being arrested for merely growing their own food. The relationship between the federal government and the independent American farmer has become so strained that a 17 county region in northern California and southern Oregon have come together to try and form a 51st state dubbed the State of Jefferson.

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Whether it is China or the U.S., the United Nations Agenda 21 urbanization policies are designed for the purpose of herding people into dense urban areas for reasons of control and the primary method of control has to do with dominating food production.

The US Government Is Gaining Control Over All Food

Through the collectivization of the food production, the Chinese government is working towards gaining complete control over all food in order to control the people. On an ever increasing basis, NAFTA is providing the U.S. government with the exact same ability. Therefore, the third draconian impact of NAFTA is that it has led to even more nefarious free trade agreements and executive orders which led to the loss of control for local communities over their own food supply.

Underlying the World Trade Organization, the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA which has now morphed into the Organization of American States), and the Central American Free Trade Agreement is the philosophy that all food (i.e. from basic grains, meat, fruits and vegetables) should be exclusively produced for international export. This is a drastic departure from the time honored practice where each country produced the majority of food its citizens needed on local, small farms and only traded in certain products that could not be successfully grown locally. If anyone wonders where this is headed, we only have to look to Africa for the answer. The very first great wave of a NAFTA style of globalization in agriculture took place in Africa, Asia, and Latin America as global corporations forced local farmers to give up local food production, and shifted production to plantations using enslaved Indigenous and African labor to grow the luxury crops of coffee, sugar, bananas, and cocoa for export to the colonizing countries.

If the changing nature of food production in Africa are not enough to raise the level of concern for most, perhaps a quick history lesson will jolt the more complacent among you into a state of full awareness.

Josef Stalin engaged in his own Soviet style Holocaust when, in 1932 and 1933, and estimated six to 20 million people in the Ukraine died from starvation when Stalin implemented his prescription of “hope and change” policies in order to eliminate the Ukrainian’s desire for becoming their own nation-state.

Upon assuming power, the Stalinist Communist regime rapidly nationalized the food industry and forced all of the region’s farms into collectives. Thus, Stalin’s version of the Holocaust came to fruition in what history has dubbed, the “Holdomor,” in which millions perished in only a two year period when the Soviet government began to exterminate the Ukrainian population by taking control of food and food production. The large corporate collectivization of food is precisely the same thing that is presently happening in the United States under Obama.

The lesson here is, if the government controls the food, the government controls the people.

Starvation Will Be Used to Enforce the Agenda 21 Depopulation of Rural Areas

The use of food by the U.S. government has been a matter of official U.S. governmental covert policy since 1974-1975.

In December, 1974, the National Security Council directed by Henry Kissinger completed a classified study entitled, “National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.” The study was based upon the unproven claims that population growth in Lesser Developed Countries (LDC) constituted a serious risk to America’s national security.

In November 1975, President Ford, based upon the tenets of NSSM 200, outlined a classified plan to forcibly reduce population growth in LDC countries through birth control, war and famine. Ford’s new national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft, in conjunction with CIA  Director, George H. W. Bush, were tasked with implementing the plan and the secretaries of state, treasury, defense, and agriculture assisted in the implementation of these insane genocidal plans.

Kissinger’s quote is important because he was tasked with implementing the insane genocidal policies contained in NSSM 200.

Kissinger’s quote is important because he was tasked with implementing the insane genocidal policies contained in NSSM 200.

NSSM 200 formally raised the question, “Would food be considered an instrument of national power? … Is the U.S. prepared to accept food rationing to help people who can’t/won’t control their population growth”? Kissinger has answered these questions when he stated that he was predicting a series of contrived famines, created by mandatory programs and this would make exclusive reliance on birth control programs unnecessary in this modern day application of eugenics in a scheme that would allow Henry to have his cake and eat it too in that the world would finally be rid of the “useless eaters!”

Third world population control, using food as one of the primary weapons, has long been a matter of official covert national policy and a portion of President Obama’s Executive Order (EO 13603), National Defense Resources Preparedness is a continuation of that policy. Only now, the intended target are not the LDC’s but, instead, the American people.

With the stroke of his pen, Obama has total and absolute control over all food where his EO 13603 states:

e)  “Food resources” means all commodities and products, (simple, mixed, or compound), or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption.  “Food resources” also means potable water packaged in commercially marketable containers, all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, seed, cotton, hemp, and flax fiber, but does not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.

(f)  “Food resource facilities” means plants, machinery, vehicles (including on farm), and other facilities required for the production, processing, distribution, and storage (including cold storage) of food resources, and for the domestic distribution of farm equipment and fertilizer…”

NAFTA was merely the opening artillery bombardment against the American farmer and the ultimate depopulation of rural areas. The death of the American farmer will ultimately come at the hands of EO 13603 and I believe this will be fully implemented when Obama declares martial law.

“Thank God That I Do Not Live On a Farm”

Put this map into your GPS, it will tell where you soon cannot go. The UN's manifestation of forcing people into stack and pack cities.

Do you think that you and your family are actually safe from the ravages of depopulating the rural areas through economic blackmail and ultimate starvation? Think again! Unless you presently live in the core inner city and occupy less than 500 square feet of living space, the Obama administration, as I write these words, is actively plotting to get you out of your home and into densely populated urban areas and this will be fully exposed in Part Four of this series as the draconian concept of megacities is fully explored.

If you have not read parts 1&2 of this series click on these links

Part One    Part Two

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Dave Hodges is the host of the popular radio talk show, which airs from 9 PM to Midnight (Central). The show can be heard by clicking the following icon in the upper right hand corner of The Common Sense Show.

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By Mike Gaddy

Writer for www.lewrockwell.com

In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States. That’s right. It’s legal for the mainstream media to lie to you.

Back in December of 1996, Jane Akre and her husband, Steve Wilson, were hired by FOX as a part of the Fox “Investigators” team at WTVT in Tampa Bay, Florida. In 1997 the team began work on a story about bovine growth hormone (BGH), a controversial substance manufactured by Monsanto Corporation. The couple produced a four-part series revealing that there were many health risks related to BGH and that Florida supermarket chains did little to avoid selling milk from cows treated with the hormone, despite assuring customers otherwise.

According to Akre and Wilson, the station was initially very excited about the series. But within a week, Fox executives and their attorneys wanted the reporters to use statements from Monsanto representatives that the reporters knew were false and to make other revisions to the story that were in direct conflict with the facts. Fox editors then tried to force Akre and Wilson to continue to produce the distorted story. When they refused and threatened to report Fox’s actions to the FCC, they were both fired.(Project Censored #12 1997)

Akre and Wilson sued the Fox station and on August 18, 2000, a Florida jury unanimously decided that Akre was wrongfully fired by Fox Television when she refused to broadcast (in the jury’s words) “a false, distorted or slanted story” about the widespread use of BGH in dairy cows. They further maintained that she deserved protection under Florida’s whistle blower law. Akre was awarded a $425,000 settlement. Inexplicably, however, the court decided that Steve Wilson, her partner in the case, was ruled not wronged by the same actions taken by FOX.

FOX appealed the case, and on February 14, 2003 the Florida Second District Court of Appeals unanimously overturned the settlement awarded to Akre. The Court held that Akre’s threat to report the station’s actions to the FCC did not deserve protection under Florida’s whistle blower statute, because Florida’s whistle blower law states that an employer must violate an adopted “law, rule, or regulation.” In a stunningly narrow interpretation of FCC rules, the Florida Appeals court claimed that the FCC policy against falsification of the news does not rise to the level of a “law, rule, or regulation,” it was simply a “policy.” Therefore, it is up to the station whether or not it wants to report honestly.

During their appeal, FOX asserted that there are no written rules against distorting news in the media. They argued that, under the First Amendment, broadcasters have the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on public airwaves. Fox attorneys did not dispute Akre’s claim that they pressured her to broadcast a false story, they simply maintained that it was their right to do so. After the appeal verdict WTVT general manager Bob Linger commented, “It’s vindication for WTVT, and we’re very pleased… It’s the case we’ve been making for two years. She never had a legal claim.”

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UPDATE BY LIANE CASTEN: If we needed any more proof that we now live in an upside down world, the saga of Jane Akre, along with her husband, Steve Wilson, could not be more compelling.

Akre and Wilson won the first legal round. Akre was awarded $425,000 in a jury trial with well-crafted arguments for their wrongful termination as whistleblowers. And in the process, they also won the prestigious “Goldman Environmental” prize for their outstanding efforts. However, FOX turned around and appealed the verdict. This time, FOX won; the original verdict was overturned in the Appellate Court of Florida’s Second District. The court implied there was no restriction against distorting the truth. Technically, there was no violation of the news distortion because the FCC’s policy of news distortion does not have the weight of the law. Thus, said the court, Akre-Wilson never qualified as whistleblowers.

What is more appalling are the five major media outlets that filed briefs of Amici Curiae- or friend of FOX – to support FOX’s position: Belo Corporation, Cox Television, Inc., Gannett Co., Inc., Media General Operations, Inc., and Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc. These are major media players! Their statement, “The station argued that it simply wanted to ensure that a news story about a scientific controversy regarding a commercial product was present with fairness and balance, and to ensure that it had a sound defense to any potential defamation claim.”

“Fairness and balance?” Monsanto hardly demonstrated “fairness and balance” when it threatened a lawsuit and demanded the elimination of important, verifiable information!

The Amici position was “If upheld by this court, the decision would convert personnel actions arising from disagreements over editorial policy into litigation battles in which state courts would interpret and apply federal policies that raise significant and delicate constitutional and statutory issues.” After all, Amici argued, 40 states now have Whistleblower laws, imagine what would happen if employees in those 40 states followed the same course of action?

The position implies that First Amendment rights belong to the employers – in this case the five power media groups. And when convenient, the First Amendment becomes a broad shield to hide behind. Let’s not forget, however; the airwaves belong to the people. Is there no public interest left—while these media giants make their private fortunes using the public airwaves? Can corporations have the power to influence the media reporting, even at the expense of the truth? Apparently so.

In addition, the five “friends” referred to FCC policies. The five admit they are “vitally interested in the outcome of this appeal, which will determine the extent to which state whistleblower laws may incorporate federal policies that touch on sensitive questions of editorial judgment.”

Anyone concerned with media must hear the alarm bells. The Bush FCC, under Michael Powell’s leadership, has shown repeatedly that greater media consolidation is encouraged, that liars like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter are perfectly acceptable, that to refer to the FCC interpretation of “editorial judgment” is to potentially throw out any pretense at editorial accuracy if the “accuracy” harms a large corporation and its bottom line. This is our “Brave New Media”, the corporate media that protects its friends and now lies, unchallenged if need be.

The next assault: the Fox station then filed a series of motions in a Tampa Circuit Court seeking more than $1.7 million in trial fees and costs from both Akre and Wilson. The motions were filed on March 30 and April 16 by Fox attorney, William McDaniels—who bills his client at $525 to $550 an hour. The costs are to cover legal fees and trial costs incurred by FOX in defending itself at the first trial. The issue may be heard by the original trial judge, Ralph Steinberg—a logical step in the whole process. However, Judge Steinberg must come out of retirement if he is to hear this, so the hearing, set for June 1, may go to a new judge, Judge Maye.

Akre and her husband feel the stress. “There is no justification for the five stations not to support us,” she said. “Attaching legal fees to whistleblowers is unprecedented, absurd. The ‘business’ of broadcasting trumps it all. These news organizations must ensure they are worthy of the public trust while they use OUR airwaves, free of charge. Public trust is alarmingly absent here.”

Indeed. This is what our corporate media, led by such as Rupert Murdoch, have come to. How low we have fallen.

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By: Roger Landry (TLB)

Look around you … No I mean REALLY look around you, and you will see the collapse of a Republic via the mechanisms of a representative government wrought with corruption, cronyism, greed, complicity and (theatrical) infighting. This is resulting in the slow but inevitable awakening of We The People, regardless of our political affiliation or mindset, to this painful reality.

A historically large majority of Americans today no longer trust any of the triad of governance we depend on to lead this country, whether it be the Executive, Congressional or Judicial legs of this Republic, on a multitude of issues ranging from Political Despotism, Perpetual Warfare, to Health Tyranny.

This is not a Democrat or Republican issue as this fall from grace has been long in coming. To blame one or the other merely plays into the hands of those who wish us distracted and divided. But to not see the marked acceleration of this process since the dawn of the twenty-first century and the shift into overdrive in the last six years is to pose a blind eye to absolute reality.

A serious look at the shift in policy and conscience of this government during the stated period reveals the constant erosion of our unalienable rights, our precious freedoms, our standard of living, our respect in the global community and more. This all culminates in a country devoid of self respect. We will discuss this and more today …

TLB is Proud to Introduce out newest member of the TLB family Randy Maugans! A IT specialist (comes in really handy when you have over a dozen global websites and more going up) and long time talk-show host. Randy will be premiering his new show in the very near future adding to the growing voice of The Liberty Beacon project media.

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We introduce Randy today by throwing him right onto the front-lines to discuss some critical topics. Please listen to this great conversation and know exactly where Randy is coming from and why TLB is fortunate to include him in our ever growing family of patriots …

This show is not for the weak of mind !!!

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THE LIBERTY BEACON PROJECT INTRODUCES: RANDY MAUGANS

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Thanks to a new eavesdropping technology developed by MIT, speech can now be recovered from any physical object simply from the sound wave imprint left by an individual.

Even more impressive is that researchers could detect speech from an object photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof glass, as well as analyze video recordings and extract the data from objects in a room even when the people targeted were off camera.

You can see the full demonstration of how this “visual microphone” technology works, and how it combines with other similar discoveries, in three videos posted below.

In our era of ever-increasing crazy spy tech, this discovery could open up a whole new array of surveillance applications.

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If you are thinking this picture is too a bit blatant … please read and watch …

By: Roger Landry (TLB)

There was a point in our history when Americans were considered among the most well educated and aware societies on this planet; those days are gone. The American system of education is now a global joke, as it should be … But the most dangerous aspect of this realization is … it is intentional.

Common Core and its supporting curriculum is now the purveyor of the American education standard, and it is growing in influence daily, facilitated by grants (bribes) via the federal government to cash strapped states. This departure from a well proven system of teaching is written and implemented via the corporatocracy and propagated by entities such as Bill Gates, NOT by the long established system of education.

The goal of this endeavor is to churn out average students capable of satisfying the needs of said mega corporations, but without the ambition, knowledge or drive to challenge the system. People who are unaware of what freedom, liberty and unbridled ambition truly are will not strive for it and the end result is a passive and complacent population that knows its place in the hierarchy.

The days of parents’ involvement in the education of their children (helping with homework or staying in contact with their educators), are almost gone as more and more parents must work longer hours and even multiple jobs to maintain a reasonable standard of living. This is a mistake beyond reckoning, but again falls within the plans design.

We trust and accept that the education our children are receiving is the best and complimentary to their future needs … and nothing could be further than the truth! The education presented today is no longer in the best interest of these children, it is in the best interest of the corporatocracy facilitating that education, and this does NOT bode well for our children or their future, as you are about to see.

What you are about to experience is funny from a very sad perspective, and tragic on so many levels. You can’t make this stuff up, and if I were to publish an article describing what you are about to see for yourself, it would be trashed on every forum as a blatant exaggeration or outright fabrication. Yet these children are permitted to graduate because by the standards of our system of education in America today … they are ready?

If you can control the minds of children … within a generation you will control the population.

Witness the successful Dumbing Down of America

And this is just a small sample … WAKE THE HELL UP AMERICA !!!

WWIII

By: Roger Landry (TLB)

The one thing We The People know for sure, is that there are many things our government is involved in that we surely don’t know … and a fair amount of these issues are not complementary to our safety, health or well-being.

From the Gulf of Tonkin, 9/11, Geo-Engineering, GMO’s, Vaccines, Fluoride, Iraq (We know they have weapons of mass destruction), Libya and right on up to the chaos in Ukraine. Each and every one of these presents clear and present danger and harm, whether it be political, economic or physical, on some level, to this very safety, health or well-being. But the most devastating part of all this is all these blights on this trusting society are perpetrated or propagated by the very entity we trust to protect us from such events or mechanisms.

This government has a patent of the Ebola virus. George Soros and the Gates foundation are involved in the funding of the Ebola research facility that is at the center of this outbreak …

They are self-proclaimed elitists with population reduction in their repertoire, and this government is owned and controlled by this caste of elitist … FACT!

The utilization of deception, misdirection or outright lies is not new, but their facilitation is at a level so far beyond past utilization, that the truth must hold an elevated status on the endangered list of concepts at risk of extinction.

In 1981 William Casey (CIA Director) stated:

“We will know our disinformation program is complete when everything Americans believe is false.”

That was well over 30 years ago and the program had been instituted many years prior to this statement.

When a government must lie to its people to maintain its credibility or viability then … it is its people it fears.

When the people realize their government is lying to maintain its hold on power and can no longer be trusted to represent them then … it is this government it fears.

When these two concepts exist simultaneously … revolution is most likely unavoidable

What follows is a mind altering video series. Some will dismiss it as propaganda or tin foil hat wearing foolishness and some will dismiss it as outright fabrication and lies. You do this at what could quite possibly be your own peril.

TLB has done enough in-depth research to know we are well past the time in history where this government represents the well-being of We The People … The question is have they in fact become a detriment to the survival of the people?

Please continue with this series …

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2014 August 8 Breaking News CDC EBOLA BIOLOGICAL WARFARE USA Department of defense Eugenics

2014 August 8 Breaking News CDC EBOLA BIOLOGICAL WARFARE USA Department of defense Eugenics The new Ebola bio-warfare to reduce Africa’s growing population and will spread worldwide outbreak no treatment no cure deadly virus Part 4

2014 July 23 Breaking News REUTERS Sierra Leone’s chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus USA – DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE equipped largest Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone – Stephen Becker Bio weapons virologist states growing evidence that the current Ebola outbreak is a covert biological warfare operation
http://news.yahoo.com/sierra-leones-c…

2014 July 23 Breaking News CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
USA Department of Defense funded Ebola trials on healthy adults in January 2014 Ebola outbreak no treatment no cure worldwide threat – Biological warfare waged on this scale is potentially far worse than nuclear war http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreak…

Ebola Virus Hybrid Bio Weapon Invented by CDC

April 2014 Breaking News Biological warfare What Syrian Officials say about their own Biological Weapon Capability http://bio-defencewarfareanalyst.blog…

2014 July 22 Breaking News USA CDC department of defense BIO Warfare Virus mind control terrorism Part 1

2014 July 22 Breaking News USA CDC Biological virus warfare terrorism Part 2

July 11 2014 Breaking News CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden announced Citing a recurring problem with safety, USA officials have suspended the shipment of potentially dangerous germs from government laboratories in Atlanta to other labs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also shut down two of its laboratories where the recent safety lapses took place. One of the closed labs was involved an incident last month that could have accidentally exposed workers in three labs to anthrax. No one was reported ill. In an incident earlier this year, the CDC said another of its labs accidentally contaminated a sample of conventional flu virus with a deadly bird flu germ. That sample was then sent to another government lab http://foxbaltimore.com/news/features…

July 29, 2005 Texas Military School Fort Sam Houston Army base Launches Class for Bio Warfare Identification – Military website – http://www.defense.gov/transformation…

June 2013 Breaking News Iranian general warns of bio-warfare http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/iranian-ge…

2014 July Breaking News Labs Mixing Human DNA Animal DNA 2 of 5 Last days news

July 2014 Breaking News Mixing Human DNA with Animal DNA Last days final hour news prophecy

2014 July 18 Worldwide conflict leading to world war 3 leading to one world Government

2014 July 3 Bible Prophecy Current Events in motion leading to One World Government Currency & Religion NWO New World Order

2014 June 28 NWO GLOBALIZATION ALERT China attending RIMPAC2014

2014 June 25 Breaking News China Successful EMP Cyber Attack Japanese Spy Satellite Part 2

2014 June 24 Breaking News China urges peaceful development of seas says conflict leads to disaster

2014 June 25 Breaking News USA President Barack Obama Invites and China accepted Pacific Rim Military Exercises 23 nations in total at RIMPAC2014 http://www.defense.gov/news/newsartic…

2014 Breaking News Chinese General on Nuclear USS Ronald Reagan Amid China Sea tensions

2014 Breaking News Russian Stealth submarines launch ballistic missiles under Putin’s control

2014 Breaking News Putin Tests Nuclear Forces & NATO expansion

2014 Breaking News USA NATO shows Putin lies no withdraw Russia 40K troops Ukraine’s border

2014 Breaking News Russia military test Nuclear multi warhead ICBM

Zbigniew Brzezinski: It Is Infinitely Easier to Kill a Million People than it is to Control Them

There is massive change happening on this planet today purposely held outside the realm of our understanding and control. We quite possibly stand on the brink of the most catastrophic period in our words history … And by TLB’s reckoning it will not bode well for a massive portion of humanity. Wake up and speak out … while you are still allowed to …

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By: Heather Callaghan

Writers are often barraged with email invites to attend conferences to become better writers with promises that, in time, their efforts will produce a lucrative income. There are niche writing workshops as well, such as “food blogging.” The hitch, of course, is that one must pay for tickets to enter said workshop.

In a notable flipside, however, Monsanto recently paid female bloggers $150 if they attended “an intimate and interactive panel.” The goal here not being a way to a successful writing career, but rather an incentivized way to shape public opinion.

The invite target? Women … Perhaps those of the ever-growing “Mommy Blogger” persuasion?

Reportedly, this was an invite-only three-hour brunch panel event on the last day of the BlogHer conference held in San Jose, California the weekend of July 26-27. It was to feature two female farmers and a team from Monsanto to discuss “where your food comes from” and the “impact growing food has on the environment, and how farmers are using fewer resources to feed a growing population.”

The Cornucopia Institute originally posted a link to an invite, which is now closed. The invitation specified that no social media or write-ups were expected from attendees, but attendees would have the opportunity to ask questions.

It was Anna Lappé of Foodmyths.org who made the event well known and delved deep into the PR tactics surrounding this event. She really dissects the dizzying methods that Big Food corps use to build relationships to sponsor events like these in order to mold public opinion and “dress up” advertising as news or use “panels” with the appearance of a two-way conversation.

Anna also notes:

Another invite-only event in August will bring bloggers to a Monsanto facility in Northern California for a tour of its fields and research labs. Again, while no media coverage is expected, the unspoken goal is clear.

Stealth marketing techniques, such as these by Monsanto, reveal how the food industry — from biotech behemoths to fast-food peddlers — is working surreptitiously to shape public opinion about biotechnology, industrialized farming and junk food.

She mentions similar events. Not that these tactics are really all too surprising, considering the vast resources of a global corporate giant, which according to one of Lappé’s sources, now build in entire budget lines for such networking. That is, as soon as they started taking the blogosphere seriously.

Nestle, for instance, has a “cyber army,” complete with state-of-the-art high tech headquarters ready at the helm to address criticism through social media. They also had to pay a fine for infiltrating an activist group that spoke out against them….

Speaking of which, Monsanto has taken the online social media offense before. Even going so far as to pay Blackwater (which boasts having Monsanto as a client) the truly big bucks to infiltrate the ranks of anti-Monsanto activists.

Furthermore, in one instance, Monsanto representatives were asked to speak to school children in a health classroom – they gifted each of the kiddos with a deck of playing cards – each card displaying a Big Agri tidbit.  That article drew criticism from a Monsanto employee who routinely makes such comments on similar articles.

The Internet is starting to really teem with pro-GMO frontrunners trying to make it popular to paint non-GMO writers as extremists, shills, alarmists, dumb, science-illiterate and apparently killers for promoting world hunger via organic and local ag. Go figure. But now, perhaps, by holding positive sounding “educational” panels, they can convert mommy bloggers who will spread the GM gospel.

As people continue to turn away from corporate-run media, catch on to the PR industry spin jobs, and explore the world of the blogosphere, such tares among wheat are to be anticipated.

Heather Callaghan is a natural health blogger and food freedom activist. You can see her work at NaturalBlaze.com and ActivistPost.com. Like at Facebook.

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Preface by; Roger Landry (TLB)

With modern travel on a global scale as it is … and people not readily displaying symptoms boarding international flights or other modes of modern transportation, it is next to impossible to prevent a global pandemic without imposing draconian countermeasures. Most governments are aware of this and the fact that all travel from the affected areas (especially air travel) has not been more tightly constrained is pure insanity …

COULD EBOLA SNEAK ACROSS U.S. BORDER?

Congressional Report: Ebola Bio Kits Deployed to National Guard Units In All 50 States.

The U.S. Is Quietly Establishing Ebola Quarantine Centers.

Obama Signs Executive Order to Allow Detention of Americans With ‘Respiratory Illnesses’

Please check out this informative video and information below …

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Ebola Outbreak in the U.S.?

By TLB Contributor: Gary Franchi (Next News Network)

What could happen if the deadly Ebola virus made it to the United States? It’s spreading rapidly in Liberia and many people are concerned that it could be on it’s way to the United States.

American doctor Kent Brantley of North Carolina came down with Ebola while attending to sick patients on a missions trip to Liberia. Brantley identified his symptoms early on, and placed himself in a voluntary quarantine. He’s still in Liberia and out of reach of other people, but have any others come in contact with sick patients and come back home?

Another American, Patrick Sawyer was on his way home from caring for his sick sister in Libera, en route to Minnesota when he stopped for a layover in Lagos. Unknown to him, Sawyer had contracted Ebola from his sister. He was admitted into a Nigerian hospital before he died 5 days later.

Three days ago, Ebola had killed 672 people. Now, that number is 729. 57 more people died in under 72 hours. There is no known cure for the disease. The virus was first identified almost 40 years ago, but this is the largest outbreak ever.

We told you yesterday about a California man who was charged and arrested after refusing to accept treatment for tuberculosis. Officials say 25-year-old Eduardo Rosas Cruz was diagnosed in March after seeking medical help for a violent cough. He comes from an area in Mexico known for a dangerous drug-resistant strain of TB. Area district attorney, Stephen Taylor clarified that they aren’t trying to punish Cruz, but by refusing treatment, he’s putting people around him at risk.

Should the fatal plague make it’s way to America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have the legal authority to detain, arrest and quarantine anyone who they identify as a potential risk. Federal law grants the CDC equal power to act as the state for the benefit of society.

In this case, quarantine seems to make sense. Most Americans would likely volunteer to be quarantined if they knew they were a threat to society. This law is operating in a very grey area because it has the authority to arrest someone who has not broken any laws.

The last large-scale isolation and quarantines was during the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918 so there is a precedent set.

Suppose it happened today, what would it look like? Well… Given the fierceness of today’s police powers and emergency alerts transmitted via Text message it could be very easy to round up huge swaths of the population.

The question now is… what would you do if you received a text message from the CDC telling you to report to the nearest Quarantine zone?

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DAVE HODGES INTERVIEWS JIM GARROW REGARDING “NEW” OPERATIONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE IMPENDING ATTACKS UPON U.S. SHOPPING MALLS

By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show

I interviewed former CIA operative, Dr. Jim Garrow, about a planned attack upon multiple shopping malls inside of the United States which will be similar in scope to what happened in Nairobi with the attack on just the one mall. In fact, Dr. Garrow says that Nairobi was the beta test for what’s coming to shopping malls inside the United States, except for what is going to happen here, will dwarf the Nairobi event. Since Dr. Garrow’s first revelation about the coming series of terrorist actions, more information is coming to light regarding the operation.

The end game is martial law with, as we have suspected, the UN in charge. The mall attacks are the precursor event and this is explained in the recording. For nearly two years, I have maintained that the United States was going to be attacked by Russia and China and that both countries were maintaining a covert troop presence on U.S. soil for this express purpose.

he facts surrounding the Garrow account confirm my beliefs and facts. The connections, between my private sources regarding the illegal immigration invasion and a Fifth Column insurgency designed to plunge America into martial law as well as Jim Garrow’s mall attack revelations are stunning and are all contained within this short one hour recording. The interview commences 6 minutes into the recording. Here is the link to the one hour Dr. Jim Garrow interview.

Listen to Hour 2 HERE

 

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