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Gilad Atzmon has two simultaneous careers, both electrically charged. As an innovative, intense saxophonist, he has been called Britain’s hardest gigging man,who’s played with everyone from Paul McCartney to Pink Floyd, recently having been featured on their latest album. His album”Exile“ was the BBC jazz album of the year in 2003.

He is also a controversial author (The Wandering Who 2012) and speaker on the subjects of Jewish Identity, Zionism and leftist thinking that has brought him both harsh criticism from Zionists and anti-Zionists alike and who more recently brought efforts to cancel his performances.

An interview with Gilad Atzmon is an intense trip into his thinking in which his powerful free ranging personality shines even more than his words. During the meandering conversation Gilad expounded on and explained his views, among them; Israel, being called an anti-semite, the Jewish Left and the coterie of conflict that tends to surround him.

While Gilad has been discussing these ideas for many years, some of our readership may not be familiar with the subject matter, therefore the conversation has been reassembled in terms of topics, rather than following it’s chronological order.

Gilad-The Jewish Anti Semite and Jewish Tribalism

Gilad began by saying that;

“I am not an anti-Semite, I hate everyone equally”.

I found Gilad, however to be quite a lover of humanity and an intense advocate for the need for real truth seeking.

Gilad began by saying that he does not find Judaism itself to be the problem, but Jewish tribalism and Jewish Identity politics. He has personally disavowed himself of Judaism. He considers himself an ex-Israeli and a “Hebrew speaking Palestinian Brit”. His reason for leaving Judaism is that in Israel Jews area privileged class, and because of the culture of political correctness, which would censor criticism of him.

Jewish Tribalism

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Gilad states that “Jews are not a race, but Jews are uniquely racist”. He explains that Jews have created a culture of separatism over the last three thousand years which demands that they separate themselves from their communities or at least see themselves as a cohesive separate entity. The religious Jews did this by observance of the Torah and adherence to religious practices, but the secular Jew maintained his separateness by creating “ethnocentricity”. They created the idea that Jews are a distinct culture with high attributes and consequently high privileges. They need to present a “cohesive racial identity”, as Gilad terms it. This cohesiveness creates a sense of entitlement and “choseness”.

There is a tremendous amount of self-concern. Their ideas about everything in the world tend to revolve around the idea “Is it good for the Jews?” Liberal and right wing Jews do not always agree on what is good for the Jews, in fact they usually disagree, but they all enter into the discussion with idea that saving themselves, the Jews, is of the essence. That is what is essentially important, and consideration for everyone else is not important. They are basically a privileged “tribe”. He feels that this type of thinking is what leads to entitlement. It has lead to Zionism and the State of Israel. It has lead to the violence that became necessary to maintain the Jewish supremacy in Israel. It has lead to a sort of

“Lust for violence” in order to secure their positions in Israel and to maintain theJewish point of view”.

He pointed out that historically Jews have been involved in lobbying for wars and/or directly involved with the actual violence perpetrated in revolutions.

He talked about the Jewish involvement in the burning of churches in the 1936 Spanish revolution. The Jews justified their actions by saying that churches had no sanctity as far as Jews were concerned.

Ultimately it all goes back to the idea “Is it good for the Jews?” Does it “save the Jews?” This is a kind of overt racism.

Across the board in the international Jewish community, however, there is a kind of mass unwillingness for self examination or to accept any type of criticism from outside the ”tribe”. He feels that it is a quintessentially Jewish trait to be non self-reflective. As he says

,..”When ethical people feel guilt they try to change themselves, non ethical people react by blaming others ( the goyim)”.. for their shortcomings.

Talmudic Quotes Concerning the Term GoyimYalkut 245c

Extermination of the Christians is a necessary sacrifice.

Zohar, Shemoth Tob shebbe goyyim harog – Even the best of the Goyim (Gentiles) should be killed. Sanhedrin 57a [Translation: A Jew may rob a Goy, but a Goy may not rob a Jew. If a Goy murders another Goy or a Jew, he should be killed, but a Jew will not be incur the death penalty for killing a non-Jew.]

Kill the Goyim by any means possible. Zohar, Shemoth, Toldoth Noah, Lekh-Lekha Jehovah created the non-Jew in human form so that the Jew would not have to be served by beasts. The non-Jew is consequently an animal in human form, and condemned to serve the Jew day and night.

Midrasch Talpioth, p. 225-L

Everything a Jew needs for his church ritual no goy is permitted to manufacture, but only a Jew, because this must be manufactured by human beings and the Jew is not permitted to consider the goyim as human beings.

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A Jew should and must make a false oath when the Goyim asks if our books contain anything against them.

Mas. K’rithoth 6b [This passage refers to anointing with oil. “Heathens,” i.e., Gentiles, are not “adam” or man but are equated with cattle]

Menachoth 43b-44a
[A “prayer” or “benediction” to be said by a Jewish man every day: “Thank God for not making me a Gentile, a woman or a slave.”]

Do not save Goyim in danger of death.

Show no mercy to the Goyim.

Hilkkoth Akum X1

A Jew is forbidden to drink from a glass of wine which a Gentile has touched, because the touch has made the wine unclean.

Gilad points out that there is a long history in Judaism of strongly silencing and excommunicating those with views that go against the Jewish norm. He talks about how the Jews excommunicated Jesus for his views. He says the word for Jesus is “Yeshua”, which is an anagram for the words for “ that which must be destroyed”. He recounts that Spinoza, a Dutch philosopher who laid the groundwork for 18th century enlightenment, was excommunicated from the Jewish community of Holland for his criticisms of some of the dogma of Talmud. They issued a formal document called a “cherem” which cursed him, and forbade anyone in the Jewish community from ever speaking to him again or reading any of his writings.

Jewish Identity Politics

Since the Jews have established a culture of separateness and entitlement, those ideas naturally lead to the concept of  “choseness” and supremacy of the Jewish people…”We are entitled to our own country”, we were “chosen” establish the State of Israel ,” because that is what serves our ethnocentric needs”. That which serves ”our needs” is ultimately what is “good for the Jews”, and all other people and considerations be damned.

Gilad talks about Scotland as an example of Identity politics. Scotts strongly identify with the idea of being Scottish, rather than British, and so as Scotts, they would want their country and politics to be separate, enabling them to be more fully Scottish.

Jews strongly identify with the idea of being a people, separate from other peoples, and so the Idea of creating Israel and having their own political system would be the Jewish form of, “identity politics.” Because of this need, Zionism was created. From the beginning, Zionism was a racist ideology that placed Jews and Jewish needs above everyone else. The point was made that this seemed to be akin to the master race thinking of the Nazis. Gilad pointed out that it was similar to Nazism, but Zionism predates he Nazi party by about forty years. Indeed the first Zionist Congress was held in 1897 and the Balfour declaration, the document that declared that Palestine would be made the home of the Jews, was written in 1917.

ISIS and Identity Politics

Gilad says ISIS is a mirror policy of Identity politics…”it asks people to go to their own country to further their identity” He says that the” idea of the caliphate is engrained in the Muslim psyche”. The ISIS conquest is a reaction to the Western system that has been imposed on the Arab world by wars that the United States has been dragged into by Jewish lobbyists. He feels that ISIS will not, however attack Israel at this point. He says they will take Libya, Jordan, Egypt and the Gulf countries in order to control the oil, and have some negotiating leverage over the United States. If they tried to take Israel they would spend too much time at battle and may not survive a formidable enemy.

Gilad pointed out that in both the case of Israel and ISIS, identity politics has disastrous results. He feels in some ways that Jewish culture and Muslim culture is more similar than anyone cares to admit.

Jazz musician Gilad Atzmon

The Jewish Left and the Culture of Political Correctness

The problem with political correctness is that it mandates what the correct way of thinking and speaking is and doesn’t allow for opposition, which is a kind of tyranny. It is the means for self-suppression. Political correctness is a form of self-suppression. In a political dictatorship, the suppressor is more obviously the political leader, like Pinochet, as he mentions, and in that way the rules of society are more clear and transparent. Whereas with political correctness there is a sort of ”collective opinion castration” that has been in place for thirty years and killed the ability for critical and original thinking. Atzmon points out that George Orwell saw the beginning of this type of tyrannical thinking in the Jewish trotskyites he associated with and predicted it in England. He talks about 1984 being set in England, not Russia. He talked about the fact that today England is submerged in surveillance equipment, brought about by the Labor Party, the left party of the government.

The New Left is the embodiment of that idea and he says,” the Jewish Left is taking core control of thought censorship.” Gilad states that the Jewish Left started the “anti-Gilad“ movement. The essential problem with the left is that for one they are funded by George Soros, who is a liberal Zionist, but a Zionist all the same, and the language of the Jewish Left consequently needs to be couched in thinking and phrases that do not overtly insult Zionists. Secondly, there is a still a Jewish tribalist mentality among the Jewish Left, after all the Jewish Left invented Jewish ethnocentricity.

He mentioned the Jewish Voice for Peace group as an example of Jewish tribalism. He described them as a group that considers themselves ant-Zionist and non-racist, yet there is not a single non Jew on their board. He said conversely the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) will have at least 15 Arab members, though the Knesset is openly racist. Netanyahu has called for a constitution that declares that the State of Israel is a “Jewish State”, removing any vestiges of false claims to citizen equality.

Gilad feels that the Jewish left is dishonest about their goals working against Zionism. He says they, like many others do not really want to examine the root causes of Zionism in order to fully eradicate it. Those root causes being tribalism, separatism, elitism, entitlement, and Judaism itself. To examine those causes would take tremendous introspection, a quality he says is not an important part of Jewish culture, and so any efforts made are hypocritical and ultimately fruitless. Gilad insists because he dwells on these concepts revolving around Jewish choseness and forces an ideological mirror in front of their faces, that is the real reason for the Jewish Left’s hatred of him.

Gilad maintains that since the efforts of the Left are not honest it is ”hard to save themselves from themselves” and that “they are working 24/7 to bring disaster on themselves’.

The Problem of the Pro Palestinian Movement

Gilad has had ideological arguments with the pro Palestinian movement as well. He mentioned a conference with Ilan Pappe and Ali Abumineh. They spoke about the beauty of forging peace and reconciliation with Jews and Palestinians, to which Gilad replied that was an impossibility with the Jewish culture (insulting everyone roundly). He insisted that unless you explore the cultural reasons, not the political reasons for Zionism, it could never be dismantled.

Gilad pointed to terminology that was dishonest, but to which Pappe clung to. He said that Israel is not an apartheid state, because apartheid would imply that the ruling class was exploiting the native population for the ruling class’s benefit. Israel does not want to exploit the Palestinians, it wants to annihilate them or banish them. Gilad said the correct terminology to use with regards to Israel is ethnic cleansing, and that apartheid is just an appeasement to the Jewish Left, a way of making the situation seem not as dire.

He said Israel is not a colonial state. It was called a colonial state because it was established at the time when colonialism in Europe was ending, but colonialism implies that one country was taken over for a mother country (i.e. France/Morocco), but in the case of Israel… “where is the mother country?” In fact, there has never been another example in history where one foreign people claimed rights to a country and systematically tried to rid the country of it’s entire native population.

Gilad argued that seeking a political solution only with dishonest terminology was absurd. He likened it to creating an anti apartheid movement that did not want to offend Afrikaners, or a civil rights movement in the US south that did not want to offend Southerners. Just as the Nazi society and Afrikaners society cultures were examined, the Jewish/Israeli culture would have to be looked at for answers. That examination would involve saying things that a lot of people would find insulting.

Ali Abunimah took severe issue with this and even circulated a letter against Atzmon, signed by Palestinians. When Gilad argued with him, Abunimah admitted he and not read his book ”the Wandering Who”. Later Atzmon was approached by Norton Mezvinsky, a noted professoremeritus and anti-Zionist and who Gilad claims is more of an expert on Gilad’s work than Gilad is, and he told he was in agreement with his theories. When Mezvinsky approached Abunimah, they apparently had a meeting of the minds and Abunimah retracted what he had said before.

Max Blumenthal is another noted writer and journalist on the wrong doings of Israel. While Atzmon commended him on his book, Blumenthal has taken offense at the “anti-Semitic” nature of Atzmon’s thoughts and writing. They continue to be at odds.

BDS and Cultural BDS

While Atzmon agrees that sanctions against a country are an effective means of showing them your opposition to their policies and doing harm to their economy, he disagrees with Cultural BDS.

He stated that as far as sanctions go he makes the …”distinction between a tomato and a poet”, meaning that the world of ideas should never be shut down, whereas the world of business can be.”

He feels that cultural BDS is a function of political correctness and the Left. It is a way of not allowing opposition to what they have established as the proper point of view. Whether or not one agrees with a point of view, we should be open to hearing it and should not close it down or censor it. Atzmon gave the example of a woman walking out of a talk because she felt insulted as a Jew by what the speaker was saying. Gilad pointed out the uselessness of this type of thinking, and said that it is always better to raise one’s hand and counter an opinion, than to shut down or boycott opinions.

Norhwest Friends of Israel and Performance Cancellation

The Northwest Friends of Israel is a Zionist group that effectively shut down Atzmon’s performance at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. The group had threatened the college with violence should Atzmon perform, so out of fear for safety the performance was cancelled. However, word got out, and Gilad got extensive news coverage and publicity as result. Additionally, British musicians support him and support the right to perform regardless of political views. In fact they have stated that there would be a ”Free Gilad Music Festival” for every performance that is cancelled involving local musicians as well the top musicians in the Britain.

Atzmon noted that his most vocal antagonists have criminal records and /or charges, such as Alan Dershowitz, accused of child rape.

Atzmon went on to say that as a jazz musician one has the opportunity to reinvent themselves. He recalled Miles Davis calling it a “moment of enlightenment”. It is a moment where everything you thought about something was dissolved and it is as if you have stepped into another realm. He said that when he had these moments on stage, it was those singular moments that made all the hardships endured worthwhile.

“FREEDOM IS NOT A NATURAL STATE, IT IS SOMETHING WE HAVE TO STRUGGLE FOR”

Links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voeC_SVrngs Max Blumenthal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton_Mezvinsky     Norton Mezvinsky

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_politics   Cultural identity politics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilan_Papp%C3%A9   Ilan Pappe

http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=89  Jews in the Spanish Civil War

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/palestinian-writers-activists-disavow-racism-anti-semitism-gilad-atzmon

http://georgesoros.com/faqs/entry/georgesorosofficialbiography   George Soros

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/alan-dershowitz-categorically-denies-sex-17-year-old-article-1.2067453   Alan Dershowitz

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baruch_Spinoza   Spinoza

http://zionism-israel.com/Balfour_Declaration_1917.htm   Balfour declaration

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-31739535 Cancelled performance

http://rense.com/general86/talmd.htm  Talmudic References to the Term Goyim

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By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges

One broadcaster decides that he is “mad as hell, I’m not going to take this anymore”….   The people listen, they wake up, change is coming.  One man, one message and real change is here.  The American sheep stand as one and yell “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore:”, and a movement is born!

The popular activist feels emboldened and tells the people the truth  about the media they watch on a daily basis.  “Turn off the biggest propaganda machine in the history of the world”.  He is spitting in the face of the corporations that run this planet. The corporations strike back with their endless made for TV propaganda.

On national TV, Howard Beale tells the truth about the mainstream media and how they have brainwashed generations of Americans. “Less than 3% of you read books and only 15% of you read newspapers; The only truth you know is what comes out of this __ damn tube”….  “Turn off your television….”   …. You dress like the tube, you act like the tube, you even think like the tube…Turn your television off right now and leave it off….This is madness….you are reality, we are the illusion….Woe us all if television ever falls into the wrong hands”.

After Americans heed Howard Beale’s advice and turn off the TV once and for all, the low ratings, the poor advertising results prompts the network executives, the guardians of the corporate gate, to subsequently confront Beale and warn him to stop his activism in no uncertain terms. “There are no peoples, there are no nations”….There are only the corporations.

The TV executives emphatically state “You are messing with the primal forces of nature Mr. Beale…”  And like so many visionaries (JFK, MLK, RFK) and activists (Hastings, Breitbart, Clancy), Beale is “dealt with”.

There is no “next man up” in this society of cowards.

The people return to their old ways and nobody reads,nobody questions authority, they only watch the tube.

 The national anthem of the sheep "Yes we can".

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BEING A SHEEP IS A TERMINAL CONDITION

You have messed with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale.  “….there are no nations, no people, there are only the corporations….”

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by Allen L Roland on March 24, 2015

Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States is a must see 58 minute video for it is a flashback to the hubristic formation of this present empire in the human form as the creators of the official 9/11 story ~ George W Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz’s infamous pipe dream of PNAC ~ which predicted the eventual global dominance of America and its surrogate state of Israel.

The war on terror is still a smokescreen to cover up U.S and Israeli involvement in the false flag of 9/11 and the eventual metamorphosis of America from a Republic to its present day plutocracy and Empire ~ while still remaining shrouded in secrecy…Allen L Roland, Ph.D

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“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”  ~ Adolf Hitler

This must see Documentary by Oliver Stone recounts the final phase in America’s fear based shift from a freedom based Republic into its immanent spiritual death. It also outlines the financial, business and geopolitical interests underlying the War on Terror which rapidly becomes a War of Terror ~ fueled by paranoia and fear as well as an obedient Congress and media.

Stone’s powerful video documentary avoided mainstream censorship by downsizing the 9/11 false flag operation but instead cleverly opens with Martin Luther King’s prediction of the impending spiritual death of America and uses the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) published need for a new Pearl Harbor as the neocon bible for the treasonous acts by our leaders (Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Powell, etc.) that followed ~ and let the facts speak for themselves.

THE INFAMOUS GANG OF SEVEN

Bush’s hypocritical sincere lies and fabrications as well as Rice and Cheney’s doublespeak are presented by Stone as evidence of America’s decent to absurdity with the mainstream press in lock step during this spiritual death spiral.

 Obviously the Bush administration’s goal was always regime change in Iraq as Bush claimed dictatorial war powers while the sinister Cheney attempted to hide their 9/11 fingerprints through illegal renditions, bounty hunting as well as torture induced confessions.

 Stone clearly shows this neocon Ride of the Valkyries with regime change the goal from Iraq to Iran ~ with the obvious but unspoken endorsement if not assistance of Israel and Mossad.

Stone lets the viewer connect all these obvious dots but our present co-dependent relationship with Israel, where neither party can be totally honest with the other since both were co-conspirators in the 9/11 false flag operation, as well as the well-known Saudi/Israeli connection and our ongoing secrecy and lack of transparency, provide important clues.

Obama’s broken promises and sell out to Wall Street is clearly seen in Stone’s video as Obama stacks his team with Bush retreads and his promise of transparency is submerged by his greater need to maintain the status quo as well as the increasingly transparent War on Terror ~ which has now become Obama’s drone directed War of Terror.

 Obama’s Nobel Peace prize becomes a bad joke ~ witness Obama’s ongoing targeted assassinations and vigilante drone justice ~ along with Bin Laden’s photo op death (with no body or DNA confirmation) which is an obvious insult to our intelligence.

 So don’t be shocked but our Democracy has failed and our current plutocracy enjoys an ongoing permanent war as well as a permanent donor based (not voter based) election campaign and Stone clearly records this descent into darkness.

Stone’s ending words speak of our moral descent from a force for good, understanding and peace to our present state as a rogue Empire clinging to the myth of American exceptionalism and offers this Martin Luther King inspired solution in his own words  ~ “We need to humanize the planet and find the power of real love”

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Watch this film closely and watch the great American bamboozle rapidly unfold ~ starting with the Bush, Cheney and Powell blatant straight faced lies and finally Obama’s caretaker role for the global elite and dawning empire ~ and all under the deceptive and patriotic cover of the War on Terror. See Video ~

 

Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell.”   ~ U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black on U.S. 713 New York Times Co. v.. United States

Allen L Roland

Allen L Roland is a Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist. He is also a heart centered spiritual consultant, author and lecturer who also shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web site atAllenRoland.com. He also guest hosts Truthtalk, a national radio show that airs monthly. He is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements as well as private consultations via email atallen@allenroland.com.

Roland is a twin who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, survived a dysfunctional family, pursued and lived his dreams, including becoming a Navy supersonic carrier pilot, finding himself by fully opening his heart, writing three books, siring four children ~ and is still living his ultimate dream by making a difference from a place of love, celebration and service.

His Ph.D dissertation THE UNIFIED FIELD was chosen by Common Boundary and Noetic Science Institute, in their 1998 national dissertation contest, as one of the top three finalists for combining spirituality and psychology. His ongoing heart centered work as a consultant with veterans with PTSD, is the most satisfying work of his life. Allen’s online newsletter, columns and radio broadcasts are committed to the truth ~ as he sees it ~ for only the truth is revolutionary.

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March 23, 2015

You really couldn’t make it up. Almost 24 million people in the EU are unemployed. The Greek debt crisis has yet to be resolved. An Islamic State terrorist attack in Tunis, just over 100 miles from Italy. The ever-worsening problem of climate change.

And what are the EU elite talking about? How best to counter‘Russia’s ongoing disinformation campaigns’. It’s good to know they’ve got their priorities right, isn‘t it?

At last week’s summit in Brussels, EU leaders discussed a range of options- one of which could include the setting up of a new Russian-language TV channel funded by European taxpayers.

A timetable has been laid out: we’re told the EU-funded European Endowment for Democracy will present media proposals to a summit in Latvia on May 21-22, and that EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will finalize the plans by the end of June.

This follows on from Members of the European Parliament passing a resolution in January urging the EU to counter Russian ‘propaganda’.

“The EU and its member states have been concerned for some time about Russian propaganda, and about the fact that the counter-argument coming from the EU often seems to be poorly focused and unconvincing,” according to the BBC website.

Well, that BBC report is right, because the “counter-argument” which comes from the EU and the US is certainly “unconvincing”.

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But it’s “unconvincing” not because of presentation flaws, or because insufficient money was put into“selling” the message, but because the dominant Western narrative on Russia and the Russian “threat”is false, and anyone with a modicum of intelligence can see that it’s false.

That’s the basic problem that those seeking to push this narrative have. Setting up a new European TV channel, or giving money to ex-Soviet Republics to set up their own Russian-language channels to fight Russian “propaganda”, won’t remedy it.

“The Russian threat to the west”? You only have to look at a map of Europe and see how NATO has expanded eastwards since the demise of the Soviet Union to realize who is threatening whom.

“Russia is a dangerous aggressor which needs to be stopped.” This is truly risible. By any objective assessment it’s the US and its allies who are the dangerous aggressors. Was it Russia which invaded Iraq in 2003, falsely claiming it had WMDs? Or Russia which bombed the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia for 78 days and nights in 1999? Or Russia which attacked Libya in 2011, helping to destroy a country which had the highest living standards in Africa? Or is it Russia which has killed up to 200 children in Pakistan in drone strikes since 2004?

Anti-Russian propaganda is ‘unconvincing’, because Western narrative is false. Was it Russia which invaded Iraq in 2003, falsely claiming it had WMDs? Or Russia which bombed the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia for 78 days and nights in 1999? Or Russia which attacked Libya in 2011, helping to destroy a country which had the highest living standards in Africa? Or is it Russia which has killed up to 200 children in Pakistan in drone strikes since 2004?

“Russia is to blame for the Ukraine crisis.” Again, one only has to spend a few minutes on this topic to realize that this claim is nonsense too – it was the EU and US who caused the crisis, by sponsoring andsupporting a “regime change” against a legitimate, democratically-elected government.

Just imagine if Russia had interfered in the same way in Canada! But the EU and US do it in Ukraine, and somehow Russia is to blame.

“The Russian invasion of Ukraine”, again, a load of hogwash. If Russian had invaded Ukraine, we would certainly know about it by now. It’s hard to keep up with the number of false reports of “Russian tanks in Ukraine” we’ve had: here’s two more for the collection from February.

Russia‘s annexation of Crimea”, well, Crimea would still be part of Ukraine today had it not been for the Western-sponsored coup which toppled the legal government of the country. Crimea was only handed to the then Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic by Nikita Khrushchev in 1954 and the majority Russian population of Crimea unsurprisingly voted to return to their motherland after the coup in which far-right anti-Russian extremists played a leading role.

As to the rubbishing of the referendum in which the people of Crimea exercised their democratic rights to rejoin Russia, the best response I read was from the British journalist Peter Hitchens:

“I have spent much of the weekend wheezing with helpless mirth at the efforts of members of my trade to disapprove of two things they’ve spent their lives applauding – democracy and self-determination. They have to do this because on this occasion they operate in favor of Russia, a country on which we must all (for some reason) look down with cold sneers on our faces.”

What we’ve been fed in the West about the Ukraine conflict is lies, lies and more lies, and we‘ve witnessed, as Hitchens notes, elite hypocrisy on a massive scale. A crisis caused by the EU and the US’s regime-change activities in a country bordering Russia is blamed on Russia. Russia, threatened by NATO’s eastward expansion, is portrayed as a “threat.” Countries that have committed serial aggression against other sovereign states in recent years, leading to massive loss of life, label a country that hasn’t taken part in these crimes a “dangerous aggressor.” Lies are told and the truth is suppressed on a daily basis.

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The suppression of the truth about Ukraine is one of the most complete news blackouts I can remember,” writes veteran, award-winning anti-war journalist John Pilger.

“The biggest Western military build-up in the Caucasus and eastern Europe since World War Two is blacked out. Washington’s secret aid to Kiev and its neo-Nazi brigades responsible for war crimes against the population of eastern Ukraine is blacked out. Evidence that contradicts propaganda that Russia was responsible for the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner is blacked out.”

It doesn’t really matter how much the EU decides to spend on countering “Russian propaganda,” if the script they’re pushing is so clearly untrue, then they’re not going to convince people.

Once again, Europe is following in the footsteps of Washington. In February, Secretary of State Kerry pleaded for more funding to counter news outlets like RT. But RT’s budget is less than the budget of the US government media services and indeed the BBC’s World Service.

Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, hit the nail on the head when he told RT:”I think the problem the US has is they have an unlimited advertising budget, but the product they’re selling is not very attractive overseas. People are tired of US interventionism; they’re tired of US exceptionalism; they’re tired of the US bombing their country… if you’re a Somalian, you don’t care about listening to a radio broadcast from the US, you just wish the US would stop bombing you.”

The EU will be making a big mistake if they can solve the problem of having “unconvincing” counter-arguments on Russia and Ukraine by throwing euro at it. An old Persian proverb tells us that “the man who speaks the truth is always at ease.” When it comes to the current propaganda war against Russia the Western elites are clearly not at ease and it’s not hard to work out why.

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Paul Craig Roberts | March 20, 2015

While Washington works assiduously to undermine the Minsk agreement that German chancellor Merkel and French president Hollande achieved in order to halt the military conflict in Ukraine, Washington has sent Victoria Nuland to Armenia to organize a “color revolution” or coup there, has sent Richard Miles as ambassador to Kyrgyzstan to do the same there, and has sent Pamela Spratlen as ambassador to Uzbekistan to purchase that government’s allegiance away from Russia. The result would be to break up the Collective Security Treaty Organization and present Russia and China with destabilization where they can least afford it. For details go here: http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/03/18/4656

Thus, Russia faces the renewal of conflict in Ukraine simultaneously with three more Ukraine-type situations along its Asian border.

And this is only the beginning of the pressure that Washington is mounting on Russia.

On March 18 the Secretary General of NATO denounced the peace settlement between Russia and Georgia that ended Georgia’s military assault on South Ossetia. The NATO Secretary General said that NATO rejects the settlement because it “hampers ongoing efforts by the international community to strengthen security and stability in the region.” Look closely at this statement. It defines the “international community” as Washington’s NATO puppet states, and it defines strengthening security and stability as removing buffers between Russia and Georgia so that Washington can position military bases in Georgia directly on Russia’s border.

In Poland and the Baltic states Washington and NATO lies about a pending Russian invasion are being used to justify provocative war games on Russia’s borders and to build up US forces in NATO military bases on Russia’s borders.

We have crazed US generals on national television calling for “killing Russians.”

The EU leadership has agreed to launch a propaganda war against Russia, broadcasting Washington’s lies inside Russia in an effort to undermine the Russian people’s support of their government.

All of this is being done in order to coerce Russia into handing over Crimea and its Black Sea naval base to Washington and accepting vassalage under Washington’s suzerainty.

If Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, Assad, and the Taliban would not fold to Washington’s threats, why do the fools in Washington think Putin, who holds in his hands the largest nuclear arsenal in the world, will fold?

European governments, apparently, are incapable of any thought. Washington has set London and the capitals of every European country, as well as every American city, for destruction by Russian nuclear weapons. The stupid Europeans rush to destroy themselves in service to their Washington master.

Human intelligence has gone missing if after 14 years of US military aggression against eight countries the world does not understand that Washington is lost in arrogance and hubris and imagines itself the ruler of the universe who will tolerate no dissent from its will.

We know that the American, British, and European media are whores well paid to lie for their master. We know that the NATO commander and secretary general, if not the member countries, are lusting for war. We know that the American Dr. Strangeloves in the Pentagon and armaments industry cannot wait to test their ABMs and new weapons systems in which they always place excessive confidence. We know that the prime minister of Britain is a total cipher. But are the chancellor of Germany and the president of France ready for the destruction of their countries and of Europe? If the EU is of such value, why is the very existence of its populations put at risk in order to bow down and accept leadership from an insane Washington whose megalomania will destroy life on earth?

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West andHow America Was Lost.

 

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See article here: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/03/20/russia-attack-paul-craig-roberts-2/

 

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Geo-engineering 1

Preface by: Roger Landry (TLB)

Let us discuss catastrophe beyond anything except a full scale, all out, nuclear exchange … but just as deadly and final … And one that may have already been triggered to the ultimate detriment of all humanity!

There seems to be less and less normal, or naturally occurring, weather as we progress these days. All one need do is look up on any given day and see the absolute mess our once beautiful skies have become.

What we are witnessing is increasing ecological and biological damage so severe that alarm bells are sounding across the planet. From the constant raining down of heavy (toxic) metals to the massive release of methane from the warming ocean depths … humanity is now under constant, and what could soon be fatal attack.

The scariest part of all this is the experts who blatantly deny this is even happening. Even more dangerous are those who only tell half truths (half truths are by default … Lies). These learned individuals by their omissions do more damage, or present more danger to the truth than any corporate shill possibly could.

Please listen as I discuss this most dire topic in detail with one of the most active researchers, and concerned activists, known to TLB … Dane Wigington of GeoEngineering Watch. This is a discussion (recorded) you must hear if you truly love your children and wish them to inherit a viable planet … YES this is that dire !!!

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A Meeting With Scientist Guy McPherson

By TLB Contributor & Partner: Dane Wigington

On Friday, March 13th, 2015, I travelled to Chico California to attend a public presentation on “abrupt climate change” by internationally recognized  scientist Guy McPherson. Before Guy’s evening presentation, a “round table” discussion was scheduled with McPherson, myself, two retired highly credentialed biologists (USFS biologist Francis Mangels and California Dept of Fish and Game biologist Allan Buckmann who is also a former Air Force meteorologist) and retired aerospace engineer Steve Massaro (formerly with Raytheon, Boeing, and Hughes).

I have had only very limited communication with Guy in the past. In 2012 I authored an article for Guy’s web site “Nature Bats Last” titled “Geoengineering, Dangerous Proposal, Or Lethal Reality“. I am grateful to Guy for having the courage to post this article and judging from the comments under the article, I believe he took plenty of heat for this posting.

Guy asked to meet with me privately just prior to the roundtable meeting in Chico. In this short exchange it became very clear Guy was now completely adverse to the subject of geoengineering. As we took our places for the start of this roundtable, and three cameras were set up to record, Guy’s discomfort seemed to escalate considerably. A moderator got the discussion going and a number of subjects were briefly addressed, escalating global temperatures, radically increasing tree mortality, and the rapidly increasing solar obscuration (global dimming) that is occurring around the globe.

The subject of climate engineering could not be kept out of this conversation of course and the more it was brought up, the more apparent Guy’s discomfort became. The two biologists and myself briefly discussed the extensive lab testing we had each done which proved the fact that extreme levels of toxic heavy metals (matching the elements in climate engineering patents) were now present in precipitation. I made clear to Guy that the solar power production on my fully off-grid residence was being radically reduced as a result of the constant jet trails (more conclusive verification of “global dimming”, the expressed goal of SRM geoengineering).

Conclusions were increasingly voiced as to the reality of climate engineering from 4 of the 5 participating in the discussion (Guy being the clear exception). Guy challenged the validity of the the precipitation tests that were performed, even though all tests were processed at a State Certified lab, clearly there was no justification for Guy’s dismissal of these lab tests.

A final disagreement came when McPherson challenged any conclusion that geoengineering was an ongoing reality due to the fact that there were no “peer reviewed” studies to prove it.

McPherson’s position is perplexing when one considers the fact that Guy is himself not specifically a climate scientist and he refers to the opinions of AMEG members (Arctic Methane Emergency Group) as a basis for many of his conclusions (not peer reviewed study). In regard to the climate engineering issue, the AMEG group is also in total denial. Guy got up and left the room stating he was done with the discussion, it was clear that he had no interest whatsoever in examining any data or test results that related to geoengineering.

One in attendance overheard McPherson’s angry discussion with a member of his staff in another room. We were subsequently asked to give up our film of the “round table discussion”. The camera chip was given over as without McPherson’s permission to use the footage, it was of no use to us. If McPherson is after the truth, why was he so unwilling to examine any data relating to climate engineering no matter how credible it was? Why did Guy insist on taking our film footage of the discussion?

After driving around Chico to find a new video camera card to replace the one we had to give up, I and the videographer were headed back to the location of the evenings presentation when I got a call from Guy. He said he wanted to meet with me privately before his presentation, I agreed. I later connected with Guy outside the presentation facility were we had a short but alarming conversation.

Guy seemed to be in a defensive stance when he stated the following to me “geoengineering isn’t happening”.  After a moments pause I replied that there was no question of the geoengineering reality as we have film footage of numerous military tankers spraying at altitude, KC 10s, KC 135s, C-17 Globmasters, etc. In regard to the film footage I mentioned that we had, Guy responded “no you don’t” (what kind of reply is this?). I reiterated that we absolutely do have film footage of jet tankers spraying taken up close at altitude (in addition to the lab tests and mountains of additional data, all of which McPherson refused to consider in any way).

McPherson then said “If you choose to believe in the flying spaghetti monster, that does not mean I have to”. This is word for word what he said. How completely astounding is this statement? I pointed out to Guy that the entire science community was openly and actively discussing the issue of geoengineering and the need to deploy these programs. Governments around the globe are doing the same. I asked how he could use the term “flying spaghetti monster” to describe what is the front line of discussion in science circles around the globe.

I brought the exchange to an end by pointing out to Guy the fact that public was becoming increasingly aware of the geoengineering reality, and that the ongoing climate engineering could not be hidden in plain site for much longer. I encouraged him to consider the fact that once fully aware of the geoengineering crimes, the public would certainly be extremely upset with the “experts” that had helped to hide these crimes by their adamant denial of geoengineering.

Some anti-geoengineering activists came from as far away as the eastern US to see this presentation, I am sure they were disappointed when McPherson elected to just roll a prerecorded film of himself instead of doing a live presentation which all in the audience expected. After the film was over, the disappointment for all in attendance continued when Guy announced that there would be no open questions allowed. All were asked to write their questions on a card and turn it in to a moderator. What kind of truth seeking effort was this?

Guy claims over and over to be motivated to do what he does in order to get the truth about the true state of the climate out to the public, his conduct shows otherwise.

Guy’s basic message is this, industrialized society has destroyed our planet (on this point I agree with McPherson), that there is nothing we can do, we are all as good as dead (I don’t agree with these conclusions), and those that want assistance with coping can stay after his presentation for additional help. What kind of message is that?

How is this kind of message of service to humanity when we still have options that could be implemented if enough people had an accurate understanding of the situation at hand?

Still worse, how can McPherson claim to be about “telling the truth” when he is completely unwilling to look at or even consider any of the data which completely confirms the reality of climate engineering which is mathematically the single largest environmentally decimating factor of all?

How can he paint a picture of certain and total doom, that there is absolutely nothing we can do, when he is in blatant willing denial of the single largest climate disrupting factor of all that could still be stopped, geoengineering.

I do agree with Guy that the planet is in meltdown, and that the horizon looks very dim, but the issue Guy completely denies, climate engineering, is a major factor fueling the overall meltdown. McPherson’s complete denial of climate engineering, and his complete unwillingness to look at any data whatsoever in regard to this subject, is I believe inexcusable.

Guys unfortunate hypocrisy in regard to “exposing the truth” is undeniable. Again, he was not even willing to look at any evidence whatsoever in regard to the climate engineering reality. He refused to listen to highly credentialed biologists who travelled a considerable distant to share data with him, and then he has the film footage of a revealing roundtable discussion destroyed. Is this Guy’s idea of exposing the truth?

As the meeting was about to wind up, I stood and posed a question to Guy in spite of his protocol of no open questioning. I reminded Guy that I paid for the use of the facility (in which his presentation was taking place) out of my own pocket, I had the right to ask him this, would he state on the record that he knew geongineering was NOT HAPPENING? After a bit of rambling, McPherson admitted he could not say this, he could not state on the record that he knew geoengineering wasn’t happening.

After Guy made a few more statements about how hopeless our reality was (due to our disintegrating climate system), I made a second and final comment to Guy and the audience. I simply made this point, that no matter how dire our situation is, we all have a responsibility to try and make a difference for the better. We have a responsibility to our children and to the common good. The moment we are born we are destined to die, does that mean we should not live in the meantime? Does that mean we should give up without trying our best to make a difference for the better?

Before the meeting adjourned one of Guy’s assistants (named “Malaty”) got up and took the microphone. She then said exactly what Guy was denying, that climate engineering was real and ongoing. She went on for some time on this subject. I have since had private conversations with McPherson’s other two assistants who both made it clear they were also well aware of the geoengineering reality.

So how is it possible for Guy McPherson (a scientist who claims to be on a mission to share the truth for the common good) to completely deny the issue of climate engineering? How is it justifiable for McPherson to refuse any discussion of the climate engineering issue, even with other scientists? How can he justify his complete refusal to even look at lab tests or any other form of data that relates to the issue of climate engineering?

What is the story with Guy McPherson?

Is he too far in denial?

Too afraid?

Too sold out to the system that he claims to be against?

I cannot know the answer to this question, but Guy McPherson’s total refusal to examine any data and testing information related to the issue of geoengineering is not OK.

The entire climate science community is in criminal denial of the climate engineering assault being waged on the world by those in power, this also is not OK.

What kind of a world do we live in?

How much more is the science community lying about?

Lab tests from around the planet prove beyond any doubt that we are all breathing in massive amounts of heavy metals that are raining down from the sky. Materials that match climate engineering patents. Highly toxic elements that are having a hugely negative effect on all life including us.  We have numerous films that clearly show military tankers spraying at altitude, skies around the world are so often painted white from the constant spraying. We have a mountain of documents, patents, and countless other forms of data.

The blatant denial of facts without legitimate investigation (related to climate engineering) by the climate science community, mainstream media, “official agencies”, and scientists like Guy McPherson, should be considered criminal.

The amount of human mortality likely connected to 65 years of toxic spraying in skies around the world can never be quantified and is growing by the day. There is also the irreparable damage to the biosphere.

When global geoengineering is finally exposed once and for all, perhaps then an enraged population will hold responsible all those that participated in the cover up of the climate engineering crimes of omnicide.

Will we then have trials resembling those in Nuremberg? Time will soon enough tell that story. DW

Below is a direct quote from Guy McPherson, I hope Guy considers his own statement.

“No amount of evidence will convince deniers of anything, so I’ll not waste my time.” 

On a final note, the message below was sent to Guy McPherson after his Chico presentation by the owner and editor of a Northern California Magazine (The Lotus Guide) that had previously published articles from Guy and done a radio interview with him (posted with permission from the author). It would seem I am not the only one that is gravely concerned over the willful denial coming from so many in the science community.

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Hello Guy,

First thing to say is that it was a sad state of affairs the other night here in Chico.  When we can’t get highly intelligent people who have the best interests of the planet and are on the same path to gather… I have to wonder how we are ever going to get the uneducated masses to wake up. I’ve started compiling factual evidence for the chemtrails to send to you and quite honestly, there’s a lot of it, although there’s also a lot of disinformation out there also that you need to have enough interest, or at least curiosity, to go through. 

Which actually brings me to my main point, most anyone that has looked at the evidence is way past ‘do chemtrails exists’ and are on to the real questions like ‘why and who’ is doing it.

What I found strange the other night is why, as a researcher, you weren’t even curious enough to do some preliminary research to see what millions of people are talking about.  But even more than that, the way you were patronizing to the audience and actually rude to Dane was so totally unprofessional that I felt a little sorry for you because you are pretty much all alone on this…but it’s your choice.

We are all trying to figure this out Guy and we need to work together. The appropriate response the other night would have been, “I’ve looked in to chemtrails and found no substantiating evidence but I know some of you feel there is so let’s get Dane up here and maybe we can all learn something.” 

You are doing the same thing that peers did with Emanuel Velikovsky, Galileo, Copernicus, and a long list of others who were put down by their peers to only find out later that they were on the right track.

Anyway, this is some of my feedback and I will send you the evidence later.

Take care, Rahasya
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A picture included in the document which purports to leak personal information of approximately 100 members of the U.S. military. (Image source: Screen grab)

The Blaze | March 21, 2015

 

Calling for their beheadings, a self-proclaimed arm of the Islamic State published a list of addresses purportedly belonging to approximately 100 members of the U.S. military late Friday night.

Identifying themselves as the “Islamic State Hacking Division,” the group claimed to have obtained the personal information of military personnel from compromised military servers, databases and emails.

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“[W]e have decided to leak 100 addresses so that our brothers residing in America can deal with you,” the group warned.

“Kill them in their own lands, behead them in their own homes, stab them to death as they walk their streets thinking that they are safe,” the “Islamic State Hacking Division” added.

In the online document, names and photos accompanied addresses purporting to belong to the military personnel. An informal review of the information by TheBlaze appeared to show matches between some names, photos and listed addresses.

A Defense Department spokesperson was unable to authenticate the information, but said the U.S. military is investigating.

“[W]e are looking into it,” the spokesperson told TheBlaze in a short statement. “The safety of our service members is always a concern.”

Marine Corps spokesman Lt. Col. John Caldwell told TheBlaze in a statement that “NCIS is conducting in person notifications to the affected Navy and Marine personnel regarding this presently unverified threat/data breach.”

“It is recommended Marines and family members check their online/social footprint, ensuring privacy settings are adjusted to limit the amount of available personal information,” he added. “Vigilance and force protection considerations remain a priority for commanders and their personnel worldwide.”

The Air Force said they are also reaching out to members listed in the document.

“The Air Force is cooperating fully with the DOD on this matter,” Lt. Col. Holly Slaughter said. “We are taking the appropriate steps to make sure that everyone who needs to know is notified. As always, force protection is a primary concern.”

In January, the social media accounts of the U.S. Central Command was compromised by Islamic State sympathizers. Hackers used Twitter to publish a list of military members and their addresses. At the time, the Pentagon contacted affected individuals and local law enforcement.

This story has been updated to include more information. Last update: 9.26 p.m. ET.

 

See article here: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/03/21/islamic-state-hacking-division-posts-kill-list-with-purported-addresses-of-u-s-military-members/

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Texas State Rep. Jason Villalba

by SARAH RUMPF    March 13, 2015 Austin, TX

Texas State Representative Jason Villalba (R-Texas) has found himself at the center of controversy after filing a bill that would make it a crime for bloggers and independent journalists — as well as regular citizens — to film police officers. Despite the backlash from free speech advocates, Villalba is insisting that his bill “does not infringe on constitutional rights” or “limit liberty in any way.”

The current law, Section 38.15(1) of the Texas Penal Code, makes it a crime if anyone “interrupts, disrupts, impedes, or otherwise interferes with a peace officer while the peace officer is performing a duty or exercising authority imposed or granted by law.”

The bill, HB 2918, adds to the definition of what constitutes “interfering” with an officer’s duties, and would make it a Class B Misdemeanor to film, record, photograph, or document the officer within 25 feet while that officer is performing his official duties. That distance is extended to 100 feet if the person is carrying  a concealed handgun. There is an exception for news media, but the current language of the bill does not include bloggers, independent journalists, or private citizens, and it is not clear whether online media outlets would be included in the exception either.

Specifically, the types of “news media” that would be exempt from the restrictions on filming police officers include only these three categories:

(A) a radio or television station that holds a license issued by the Federal Communications Commission;
(B) a newspaper that is qualified under Section 2051.044, Government Code, to publish legal notices or is a free newspaper of general circulation and that is published at least once a week and available and of interest to the general public in connection with the dissemination of news or public affairs; or
(C) a magazine that appears at a regular interval, that contains stories, articles, and essays by various writers, and that is available and of interest to the general public in connection with the dissemination of news or public affairs.

Publications such as Breitbart Texas or The Texas Tribune that are published only online could argue they should be considered “newspapers” or “magazines,” but it is far from clear. What is clear is that someone who runs an independent blog, or an internet radio station or podcast, would not be included. As newsrooms across the country have scaled back staff in recent years, independent citizen journalists have often stepped forward to fill that void, especially when it comes to covering local politics and issues of civil and constitutional rights violations that have not yet captured the attention of the mainstream media.

Villalba’s bill would also make it illegal for private citizens to record their own interactions with police officers. In fact, the language is so broad, in prohibiting “documenting” the police officer’s activities, that taking notes during a conversation with an officer, about what was being said, the officer’s badge number, etc., could be construed as a violation. Besides the fact that law enforcement agencies themselves have acknowledged the role that cameras can play in reducing both incidents and false claims of police brutality — as evidenced by the rising support for police body cameras — this bill directly contradicts established case law precedent allowing citizens to videotape police.

In the 2011 case of Glik v. Cunniffe, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled unanimously that a man named Simon Glik had the right to videotape police officers who were arresting a man on Boston Common. The officers had been arresting another man and were punching him, and Glik openly held up his cell phone and videotaped their actions. Glik stood about ten feet away from the officers, did not interfere with them, and did not speak to them until the suspect was in handcuffs and they spoke to him first.

In reaching its decision, the Court said that rapidly changing technology blurred the line between private citizens and journalists, and rejected calls to limit the right to publicly record police officers to traditional journalists. Being able to record police officers was an especially important right, noted the Court, because they have “substantial discretion that may be misused to deprive individuals of their liberties.”

In a press release announcing the court’s decision, David Milton, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who represented Glik said, “Police officers must be trained to respect the right of people to openly record their actions in public,” noting that his client “did what we hope any engaged citizen would do, which was documenting what he thought looked like an improper use of force, and his action in no way interfered with the police.”

Breitbart Texas reached out to Villalba to get his comment regarding this bill, and spoke with him by phone Thursday evening. Villalba was adamant in his defense of HB 2918. “All we’re trying to do is get people to step back when the cops are doing their work,” he said, and “twenty five feet doesn’t seem unreasonable to me.”

Regarding the narrow news media exception in his bill, Villalba told Breitbart Texas that “there was no intention” to eliminate news sources like Breitbart Texas. “You’re intended to fall under the magazine definition.” When asked about independent bloggers, Villalba replied that his problem was that “we just don’t know what their intentions are…some are intending to interfere.” The issue, he said was the “fear and safety of police officers…they don’t know who is there to help and who is there to interfere.”

Villalba insisted that his bill was not an impediment to the work of bloggers and independent journalists, saying that it presented “no limitation whatsoever” on their ability to cover police activity and keep police accountable. “They can always step back 25 feet…all we’re saying is step back a few feet.” He did say that he was interested in hearing testimony from police officers regarding what they thought the proper distance should be.

Breitbart Texas specifically asked Villalba about the situation where an independent journalist is recording as part of a story and then is approached by an officer (as commonly happens in a variety of situations, including the work of Breitbart Texasreporters along the border, who are occasionally approached by Border Patrol or Texas Department of Public Safety officers). Under this bill, once an officer approached, it would be a crime to not immediately turn off the camera. Villalba was insistent that the solution was for the journalist to simply “step back a few feet.”

Villalba was also asked why he believed current law — under which a police officer already has the power to instruct people to move back, clear an area, etc. and can arrest anyone who does not comply — was an inadequate protection for the officers. Villalba toldBreitbart Texas that “if you’ve seen these videos, sometimes in the heat of these operations, there’s no time to instruct the crowds to get back.” He described a scenario where there was only one officer on the scene and is getting physically assaulted by the perpetrators he is trying to arrest. “The officer’s trying to do his job, the officer can’t tell the perpetrators, ‘hey stop beating me, I’m going to tell these people to step back and stop filming,’ that just doesn’t occur.”

“They’re worried about their safety,” said Villalba. “This is a bill that is meant to protect law enforcement so that law enforcement can protect our families.”

“I stand by it, I believe strongly in this legislation, I think it will help police officers,” he continued. “We do believe that this is smart policy, good policy that does not limit or infringe constitutional rights, does not limit liberty in any way.”

Many did not share Villalba’s opinion that HB 2918 would “not limit liberty in any way.” Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project blog wrote a scathing article, criticizing Villalba’s bill for “attempt[ing] to usurp citizens of the ability to hold law enforcement accountable for their actions by negating people’s ability to create an accurate and impartial record of police interactions,” and noting that the bill’s narrow definition of “news media” would allow “the marginalization of anyone that is not part of the old corporate media structure,” and also meant that “a citizen wouldn’t be able to record their own interaction with an officer.”

“What is important to point out here is that a person without a camera, can be within the distance constraints as described in the legislation and will not be in violation of any law,” continued Syrmopoulos. “The camera, the record of police conduct is what is made illegal in this bill. To deny that it is not a direct attack on free speech is asinine.”

Big Jolly Politics blogger David Jennings was even more direct, tweeting at Villalba, “What in the hell are you thinking? Holy crap dude, you need to pull this bill down. Embarrassing.” Empower Texans President Michael Quinn Sullivan called Villalba “dangerously stupid” for putting forward a bill like HB 2918:

 

He also posted a longer note on his Facebook page defending the bill:

Screenshot from Jason Villalba's Facebook page

Villalba then continued tweeting late through the night, until about 4 a.m., defiantly defending his bill and daring anyone who disagreed with him to “find me an opponent” and vote him out of office.

Austin-based attorney and general counsel for Empower Texans Tony McDonald had serious misgivings about HB 2918, telling Breitbart Texas, “The most important point is that it totally deprives the accused the right to film an encounter.” McDonald also created a graphic illustrating the absurdity of which people Villalba’s bill would allow to be near police officers.

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As McDonald points out, HB 2918 would indeed allow people who are armed with a variety of weapons to be in closer proximity of a police officer than a citizen journalist holding up a smartphone. Villalba fired back at McDonald.

See full Tweet converstion  HERE

[Disclosure: Empower Texans President Michael Quinn Sullivan is a Breitbart Texascontributor.]

Follow Sarah Rumpf on Twitter @rumpfshaker . 

 

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See article here: http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/03/13/texas-rep-villalba-files-bill-that-criminalizes-bloggers-citizens-filming-cops/

 

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mind control

By: Nicholas West

The more one researches mind control, the more one will come to the conclusion that there is a coordinated script that has been in place for a very long time with the goal to turn the human race into non-thinking automatons.  For as long as man has pursued power over the masses, mind control has been orchestrated by those who study human behavior in order to bend large populations to the will of a small “elite” group.

Today, we have entered a perilous phase where mind control has taken on a physical, scientific dimension that threatens to become a permanent state if we do not become aware of the tools at the disposal of the technocratic dictatorship unfolding on a worldwide scale.

Modern mind control is both technological and psychological.  Tests show that simply by exposing the methods of mind control, the effects can be reduced or eliminated, at least for mind control advertising and propaganda.  More difficult to counter are the physical intrusions, which the military-industrial complex continues to develop and improve upon.

1. Education — This is the most obvious, yet still remains the most insidious.  It has always been a would-be dictator’s ultimate fantasy to “educate” naturally impressionable children, thus it has been a central component to Communist and Fascist tyrannies throughout history.  No one has been more instrumental in exposing the agenda of modern education than Charlotte Iserbyt — one can begin research into this area by downloading a free PDF of her book, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, which lays bare the role of Globalist foundations in shaping a future intended to produce servile drones lorded over by a fully educated, aware elite class.

2. Advertising and Propaganda – Edward Bernays has been cited as the inventor of the consumerist culture that was designed primarily to target people’s self-image (or lack thereof) in order to turn a want into a need.  This was initially envisioned for products such as cigarettes, for example.  However, Bernays also noted in his 1928 book, Propaganda, that “propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government.” This can be seen most clearly in the modern police state and the growing citizen snitch culture, wrapped up in the pseudo-patriotic War on Terror.  The increasing consolidation of media has enabled the entire corporate structure to merge with government, which now utilizes the concept of propaganda placement.  Media; print, movies, television, and cable news can now work seamlessly to integrate an overall message which seems to have the ring of truth because it comes from so many sources, simultaneously.  When one becomes attuned to identifying the main “message,” one will see this imprinting everywhere.  And this is not even to mention subliminal messaging.

3. Predictive Programming – Many still deny that predictive programming is real.  I would invite anyone to examine the range of documentation put together by Alan Watt and come to any other conclusion.  Predictive programming has its origins in predominately elitist Hollywood, where the big screen can offer a big vision of where society is headed.  Just look back at the books and movies which you thought were far-fetched, or “science fiction” and take a close look around at society today.  For a detailed breakdown of specific examples, Vigilant Citizen is a great resource that will probably make you look at “entertainment” in a completely different light.

4. Sports, Politics, Religion – Some might take offense at seeing religion, or even politics, put alongside sports as a method of mind control.  The central theme is the same throughout: divide and conquer.  The techniques are quite simple: short circuit the natural tendency of people to cooperate for their survival, and teach them to form teams bent on domination and winning.  Sports has always had a role as a key distraction that corrals tribal tendencies into a non-important event, which in modern America has reached ridiculous proportions where protests will break out over a sport celebrity leaving their city, but essential human issues such as liberty are giggled away as inconsequential.  Political discourse is strictly in a left-right paradigm of easily controlled opposition, while religion is the backdrop of nearly every war throughout history.

5. Food, Water, and Air – Additives, toxins, and other food poisons literally alter brain chemistry to create docility and apathy.  Fluoride in drinking water has been proven to lower IQ; Aspartame and MSG are excitotoxins which excite brain cells until they die; and easy access to the fast food that contains these poisons generally has created a population that lacks focus and motivation for any type of active lifestyle.  Most of the modern world is perfectly groomed for passive receptiveness — and acceptance — of the dictatorial elite.  And if you choose to diligently watch your diet, they are fully prepared to spray the population from the above.

6. Drugs — This can be any addictive substance, but the mission of mind controllers is to be sure you are addicted to something.  One major arm of the modern mind control agenda is psychiatry, which aims to define all people by their disorders, as opposed to their human potential.  This was foreshadowed in books such as Brave New World.  Today, it has been taken to even further extremes as a medical tyranny has taken hold where nearly everyone has some sort of disorder — particularly those who question authority.  The use of nerve drugs in the military has led to record numbers of suicides.  Worst of all, the modern drug state now has over 25% of U.S. children on mind-numbing medication.

7. Military testing — The military has a long history as the testing ground for mind control.  The military mind is perhaps the most malleable, as those who pursue life in the military generally resonate to the structures of hierarchy, control, and the need for unchallenged obedience to a mission.  For the increasing number of military personal questioning their indoctrination, a recent story highlighted DARPA’s plans for transcranial mind control helmets that will keep them focused.

8. Electromagnetic spectrum  — An electromagnetic soup envelops us all, charged by modern devices of convenience which have been shown to have a direct impact on brain function.

In a tacit admission of what is possible, one researcher has been working with a “god helmet” to induce visions by altering the electromagnetic field of the brain.

Our modern soup has us passively bathed by potentially mind-altering waves, while a wide range of possibilities such as cell phone towers is now available to the would-be mind controller for more direct intervention.

9. Television, Computer, and “flicker rate”– It’s bad enough that what is “programmed” on your TV (accessed via remote “control”) is engineered; it is all made easier by literally lulling you to sleep, making it a psycho-social weapon.  Flicker rate tests show that alpha brain waves are altered, producing a type of hypnosis — which doesn’t portend well for the latest revelation that lights can transmit coded Internet data by “flickering faster than the eye can see.”  The computer’s flicker rate is less, but through video games, social networks, and a basic structure which overloads the brain with information, the rapid pace of modern communication induces an ADHD state.  A study of video games revealed that extended play can result in lower blood flow to the brain, sapping emotional control.  Furthermore, role-playing games of lifelike war and police state scenarios serve to desensitize a connection to reality.  One look at the WikiLeaks video Collateral Murder should be familiar to anyone who has seen a game like Call of Duty.

10. Nanobots – From science fiction horror, directly to the modern brain; the nanobots are on the way.  Direct brain modification already has been packaged as “neuroengineering.” A  Wired article from early 2009 highlighted that direct brain manipulation via fiber optics is a bit messy, but once installed “it could make someone happy with the press of a button.”  Nanobots take the process to an automated level, rewiring the brain molecule by molecule.  Worse, these mini droids can self-replicate, forcing one to wonder how this genie would ever get back in the bottle once unleashed. Expected date of arrival?  Early 2020s.

A concerted effort is underway to manage and predict human behavior so that the social scientists and the dictatorial elite can control the masses and protect themselves from the fallout of a fully awake free humanity. Only by waking up to their attempts to put us to sleep do we stand a chance of preserving our free will.

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Media, politics and pop-culture. Programming the Nation takes an encompassing look at the history of subliminal messaging in America. According to many authorities, since the late 1950s subliminal content has been tested and delivered through all forms of mass-media including Hollywood filmmakers Alfred Hitchcock and William Friedkin. Even our modern military has been accused of these practices in the “war on terror”; against soldiers and civilians both abroad and at home.

With eye-opening footage, revealing interviews, humorous anecdotes, and an array of visual effects, the film categorically explores the alleged usage of subliminals in advertising, music, film, television, anti-theft devices, political propaganda, military psychological operations, and advanced weapons development. Director Jeff Warrick makes it his personal mission to determine if these manipulative tactics have succeeded in “programming the nation?” Or, if subliminal messaging belongs in the category of what many consider urban legend.

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“Breast cancer has a ribbon, but GYN Cancer has a rock band!” ~ Dr. Joanie Hope, No Evidence of Disease

By TLB Contributor & Talk Show Host: Leslie Carol Botha

Cancer Surgeons Become a Rock Band. Patients Become Fans. Music Can Change the Journey. Introducing the new documentary by Spark Media and award-winning director Andrea Kalin. No Evidence of Disease – is now being shown on your local Public Broadcast Station.

Did you know that tens of thousands of women are diagnosed every year with a GYN cancer. Nearly one in three will die. Every hour, approximately ten women are diagnosed with one of the five major below the belt cancers: cervical, ovarian, uterine (endometrial), vulvar and vaginal.

Survivors often say, ‘I didn’t know.’ What they didn’t know are the signs and symptoms of GYN cancers. That’s why Spark Media produced No Evidence of Disease and its companion piece, What Every Woman Should Know, a 16-minute multimedia guide to the signs and symptoms of all major GYN cancers. It features the N.E.D. doctors, survivors, N.E.D. music, graphics, and – most importantly – information you need to know.

NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE, the words every patient dreams to hear, interweaves the harrowing experiences and remarkable courage of women, devoted families, and dedicated doctors. As music and medicine join forces in the fight for life, the surgeons are transformed into rising rock stars, and their patients and loved ones jump on the bandwagon, infusing the struggle for survival with heart, hope and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

OB-GYN doctors epitomize the most intense experience in women’s lives – the birth of a child and death from cancer. These rockin’ doctors are on a mission to inform, educate, and prevent the cancers that scare women the most. Because no one’s life is left untouched by a woman’s cancer.

Andrea KalinAndrea Kalin, Director, Executive Producer

Andrea Kalin is an Emmy Award Winning filmmaker and founder of Spark Media, a production company dedicated to producing films with a social conscience. She has worked in over 25 countries, from disaster zones to remote tropical rain forests, bringing gripping human stories to the screen. Kalin’s storytelling gifts have earned her more than 70 industry awards and accolades; including: a Prime Time Emmy, and Golden Globe and WGA nominations. Kalin specializes in telling emotional stories that depict lives of courage, perseverance and dignity set against brutal injustices and seemingly insurmountable hardships. Some of her films dramatize lives that until now have been lost to history, while others address contemporary social issues. Launched in 1989, her production company Spark Media truly is a “spark,” as it utilizes visual narratives to increase awareness, create connections and empower audiences to become more engaged and committed to make a difference in the world in which we live.

Karen Simon, Producer

Karen SimonProducer Karen Simon has worked on several Spark Media documentaries, including Prince Among Slaves, Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story, and Partners of the Heart. She also led the innovative national educational outreach effort for Partners of the Heart. Karen was a producer and on-air host for Voice of America for eight years, after which she went on to direct a non-profit theater group for homeless and at risk children, and is still active in community theater. Simon is the lead producer of No Evidence of Disease and outreach director for the GYN awareness campaign “What Every Woman Should Know.”

Nimesh Nagarsheth, M.D.
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Nemish NED“You can learn a lot from patients with cancer. And they see the world in a way that’s much different from the way that someone else sees the world.”

Dr. Nimesh P. Nagarsheth is an internationally-recognized Gynecologic Oncologist with practices at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. In addition to serving on faculty as an Associate Professor at Mount Sinai, he also serves as Director of Gynecologic Oncology and Associate Director of Robotic Surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Nagarsheth provides the full range of surgical and medical gynecologic oncology care, and is recognized as the world’s expert in performing Bloodless Surgery (transfusion-free surgery) in Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. In addition, his work and publications on humanistic care and the intersection of music and medicine have also gained him international recognition.

Dr. Nagarsheth has performed extensive research on the mechanisms of cancer prevention, including the hormonal manipulation of apoptosis. He is a lead author on a landmark study that provides the most convincing evidence yet for a novel theory of how birth control pills help prevent ovarian cancer. He has continued his research at Mount Sinai evaluating the role of hormonal effects on gynecologic organs, and has developed an extensive research background in blood management in the field of Gynecologic Oncology.

In 2013 to 2015, Dr. Nagarsheth was named in several Top Doctors lists including Top Doctors by U.S. News and World Report, Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, and New York Magazine.

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LeslieAuthor, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women’s hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of “Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle.” Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.

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