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Note to my readers: For now, I'm retiring from political research, writing, and reporting. This does NOT mean that I'm giving up or that I plan to just accept "the system" as it is (far from it). Rather, I'm simply redirecting my focus toward technology-based solutions, while also attempting to figure out / address the underlying human psychology that leads to the corruption of large "social institutions." I'm guessing I'll eventually end up writing another book or two or three. In the meantime, I just want to thank you all for your support over the past 12 + years.  --Joe Plummer, June 2017 (updated 9.29.2017) - (Updated 2.12.19)

April 26, 2017

Source: The Next Web

"By releasing our technology publicly and making it available to anyone, we want to ensure that there will be no such risks. We hope that everyone will soon be aware that such technology exists and that copying the voice of someone else is possible. More generally, we want to raise attention about the lack of evidence that audio recordings may represent in the near future."

JOE'S COMMENT:

Imagine how good the technology above will be in 5 or 10 years...coupled with the face morphing software below, the state's ability to fabricate evidence and make war (assuming the public remains mostly trusting of its "government"), will be limitless. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohmajJTcpNk 

April 08, 2017

Source: Corbett Report

As you know by now, President Trump ordered missile strikes on the Al Shayrat airfield in Syria Thursday night. Starting at 8:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, the US guided-missile destroyers USS Ross and USS Porter launched a total of 59 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles. This being the age of the internet, you can watch the missiles being launched (at a cost of $1.41 million a pop) in a series of YouTube videos kindly supplied by the Pentagon.

For his part, the teleprompter-in-chief handled his ceremonial role perfectly, intoning all the usual poliltical blather that we have come to expect from the Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama/Trump puppets. To wit: “Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike blah de blah de blah vital national security interest of the United States da dee doo dee dum no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons etc., etc., I call on all civilized nations to join us yadda yadda.”

--However frayed US/Russian relations have become in this age of “Cold War 2.0,” they just got a hell of a lot worse.

In fact, it was only one week ago that everything seemed to be going in the exact opposite direction. John McCain was furious with Rex Tillerson for daring to suggest that the Syrian people should decide what happens with Assad. ISIS was on the run and the “rebels” (read: terrorist insurgency) seemed all but broken. Peace talks were about to put the final nail in the coffin of the six year-long quest to topple the Syrian government…

…and now this. So what happened? Well, we have two stories to choose from.

The warmongers’ story is that Assad, being the most insane and suicidal leader in the history of the world, decided to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and gas some of his own citizens just as the world was contemplating leaving him alone.

JOE'S COMMENT:

I guess this is where I'm supposed to say "I told you so" to the Trump supporters who truly believed  that Trump wouldn't serve "the Network." Instead, I'd rather just welcome them back to our harsh reality (so we can get on with the work that the "Trump-Train" temporarily disrupted). 

April 02, 2017

Source: Joe Plummer

One of the biggest problems we face, as sane and moral human beings, is that insane and immoral human beings have been engineering society on a massive scale for more than 100 years. There are a few key “instruments” that these engineers rely on, but one of their most powerful is the so-called “Federal Reserve System.” With this single instrument, our rulers create money out of thin air, and then purchase whatever they need to expand and project their power.

Now that Trump is in office, some believe that he will attempt to overhaul the FED for the good of us all. I’m not very optimistic about that, but the mere suggestion by a sitting president that our Federal Reserve System causes harm is definitely a step in the right direction. It opens the door for further discussion; it provides us an opportunity to educate people about the nefarious origin and true purpose of the FED…that’s a task I’ve been working on for about 12 years now. 

March 24, 2017

Source: Dan Carlin

Murderous millennial preachers and prophets take over the German city of Munster after Martin Luther unleashes a Pandora's Box of religious anarchy with the Protestant Reformation.

JOE'S COMMENT: 

This podcast is about 4 hours long, so you might need to break it up into a few different listening sessions. I think it's worth the investment; a very disturbing story that, unfortunately, highlights many "human" characteristics that are still with us today. 

March 14, 2017

Source: Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth

In August of 2016, a former employee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) began looking into the reports his agency had released years earlier on the collapse of the World Trade Center. What he found shook him to the core.

In this poignant half-hour interview, Peter Michael Ketcham tells his story of discovering that the organization where he had worked for 14 years had deliberately suppressed the truth about the most pivotal event of the 21st century. 

Through his willingness to look openly at what he failed to see in front of him for 15 years, Mr. Ketcham inspires us to believe that we can all muster the courage to confront the truth — and, in so doing, finally heal the wounds of 9/11.
 

JOE'S COMMENT:

Shout out to John Massaria and Richard Grove; they did a great job filming this interview. Anyone interested in 9/11 truth should check it out.

March 09, 2017

Source: Quincy Larson

A few months ago I wrote about how you can encrypt your entire life in less than an hour. Well, all the security in the world can’t save you if someone has physical possession of your phone or laptop, and can intimidate you into giving up your password. And a few weeks ago, that’s precisely what happened to a US citizen returning home from abroad.

--We’re going to discuss the legality of all of this, and what likely happened during that 30 minutes where Bikkannavar’s phone was unlocked and outside of his possession. But before we do, take a moment to think about all the apps you have on your phone. Email? Facebook? Dropbox? Your browser? Signal? The history of everything you’ve ever done — everything you’ve ever searched, and everything you’ve ever said to anyone — is right there in those apps.

March 03, 2017

Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

February 18, 2017

Source: Newsbud

Newsbud presents major new revelations by former FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds.

 

Edmonds, known as the most classified and gagged person in US history, takes on the US Congress and the culprit media in one of the most significant and longest ongoing political/criminal cover-ups involving the FBI, a notorious political mob in Chicago, a well-known elected official and her convicted criminal spouse. Further, she renews her public call for joint testimony under oath before the US Congress. Do not miss this in-depth exposé shedding light on just how notoriously corrupt criminals are given immunity and untouchable status, not only by the US government, but also by the Deep-State collaborators- the US media.

JOE'S COMMENT: 

This is one hell of a story, told from the perspective of a person who was "inside the system." Well worth listening to. 

February 17, 2017

Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

We are joined by special guest Phil Giraldi, a career intelligence officer, to take a look at the bizarre standoff between President Trump and the US intelligence community.

February 10, 2017

Source: Corbett Report

Welcome to New World Next Week - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news.

JOE'S COMMENT:

One of the most important takeaways from this short video is when James addresses "the politics of division" at around 2:30. His summary of the underlying message is perfect: "Hate your neighbor, not your rulers."

 

Sites like Infowars.com once warned their viewers about the "false left/right paradigm," but today they push that paradigm even harder than the so-called mainstream media. They once warned their viewers about government-created Muslim hysteria (used to expand government power, justify wars of aggression, and drive the masses back into the arms of big brother). Today, they enthusiastically perpetuate that hysteria and (by extension), the pretexts that they once exposed. At this point, they've become an instrument of the system. 

For this reason, it's a good idea to periodically remind ourselves of the divide-and-conquer tactics employed by our rulers. James does so in the video above, and here's a general summary that I wrote back in November: 

Divide people into groups. Make them fear and hate the other side so much that they become psychologically incapable of critiquing the actions of their own group's "leaders." That's the trick. From that point forward, right and wrong becomes a matter of "who did it" instead of "what was done." The left will ignore the transgressions of the left, the right will ignore the transgressions of the right, and the ruling class (playing one side off the other) will continue business as usual. Divide and rule...unfortunately, the shit still works.

February 08, 2017

Source: Mercola.com

--Radiologists attacked me for stating mammograms were oversold; dieticians attacked me for criticizing the horrible government dietary recommendations — especially about the ridiculous advice about healthy fats.

Chemical corporations have threatened me for expressing dangers about PFOA's, shills have publicly attacked me for sounding the alarm about pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and the devastation GMOs are causing on this planet.

Public health officials have attacked me for showing how clearly water fluoridation issues are misguided, and for speaking out against the bizarre practice of using mercury for dental fillings.

The junk food industry has been equally unpleasant, as my cautionary advice to avoid aspartame and other junk food additives have proven equally correct over time.

But the list of my vindications goes on and on, so I know it's just a matter of time before the weight of the evidence finally drowns out the naysayers.

JOE'S COMMENT: 
This is a long article that covers a lot of ground. One of the most important points covered is how "relative-risk" statistics can be used (instead of "absolute-risk" statistics), to generate fear.

In short: If I tell you that using a tanning bed increases your risk of melanoma by 50 percent (relative risk) it sounds very scary. However, if I tell you that 2 people out of 1,000 will get melanoma if they do not use a tanning bed, and 3 people out of 1,000 will get melanoma if they do (absolute risk), you'll get a far more accurate idea of the actual risk. You can then balance that additional risk (1 out of 1,000) against the known benefits of healthy UV exposure and / or the proven risks of vitamin D deficiency.   

February 06, 2017

Source: Richard Grove / Joe Plummer

Joe Plummer, author of Tragedy and Hope 101, joins us to discuss how  to take a manuscript and publish it on amazon in both kindle and  hardcopy formats.

JOE'S COMMENT

Richard Grove over at TragedyAndHope.com invited me on his show to say a few words about self publishing. I put together a brief outline for the interview (posted at the link above), with hope that we could cover all the basics in about 45 minutes.

 

Unfortunately, the interview ended up going 2 hours! So, if you're short on time, check out the outline. It'll only take a few minutes to go over and will hopefully answer a lot of your questions. If you'd like to watch the 2-hour video, that's posted too.

February 04, 2017

Source: Corbett Report

With promises to "drain the swamp!" still ringing in our ears, we have watched Trump appoint nothing but Goldman banksters, Soros stooges, neocon war hawks and police state zealots to head his cabinet. Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we examine the swamp-dwellers with which Trump has filled his swamp.

JOE'S COMMENT: 

I watched this earlier today and felt it was spot on. As my readers already know, I feared that the "anti-establishment / anti-big government" movement could be swayed back into the arms of big brother under a Trump presidency. Easy to predict and seems to be unfolding. Paraphrasing a private message to a friend: 

"If Hillary would have gotten in and started talking about "Federalizing the Police," their heads would have exploded. If she chose a vice president that said he wanted to "govern like Dick Cheney," as she consulted Henry Kissinger on "foreign policy," they would have been screaming bloody murder. If she chose "advisors / cabinet members" from Goldman Sachs, (like Mnuchin) who wants to increase IRS power and protect the FED'S "independence," and a CIA director who is OK with Torture (and a deputy director who apparently oversaw torture directly), they would have blown a gasket. ...But, because they're 100% emotionally invested in Trump, they're nearly incapable of intellectual consistency at this point. (Basic human psychology.)"

January 26, 2017

Source: The Organic Prepper

--When you read this information, you have to realize that it’s very unlikely that you and your family would live through a grid failure of a year or more unless you are proactive and develop a preparedness plan that takes all of these causes of death into consideration.

JOE'S COMMENT:

A nice / basic list of things that, if taken care of, will dramatically improve your odds of making it through a "shit-hits-the-fan" scenario. .

January 25, 2017

Source: The Blaze

--Paul strongly disagrees with the incoming CIA director on both government surveillance and torture.

When it comes to torture, the Kentucky senator wrote that the U.S. “let fear get the better of our responsibility to liberty” following the attacks on 9/11.

“Many of our military leaders, including incoming Sec. of Defense James Mattis, have acknowledged that waterboarding is torture, is ineffective, and sends a signal to our enemies that it is justified to torture U.S. soldiers when they are captured,” Paul wrote.

Paul also called the intel community’s collection of metadata “an incredible invasion of privacy in some ways more intrusive than the English soldiers that invaded American households to search for any untaxed papers.”

“The existence of the database itself is a violation of our right to privacy,” he later added. “Our intelligence community needs more oversight, not less.”

January 22, 2017

Source: Tenth Amendment Center

Using examples from pre-revolutionary times through today, learn what kind of strategy should be used to stop the feds. Watch all 11 videos for free. 

JOE'S COMMENT: 

This excellent series of short videos outline the importance and power of nullification. If you find the information above useful, please support the Tenth Amendment Center at: www.TenthAmendmentCenter.com 

January 19, 2017

Source: RT

German journalist and editor Udo Ulfkotte says he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, adding that noncompliance ran the risk of being fired. Ulfkotte made the revelations during interviews with RT and Russia Insider.

JOE'S COMMENT:

This man is no longer with us. Fortunately, he recorded this video a couple years before his death. If you haven't already figured it out, this will shine some light on the extent of "Mainstream Media" manipulation.

January 17, 2017

Source: James Corbett

It may seem like a hopeless situation. Caught between the rock of our increasingly technological lives and the hard place of total tracking, surveillance and control, it's easy to simply throw in the towel and resign ourselves to the boot stamping on the human face forever.

But as bleak as things seem in the short term, I'm equally convinced that in the long term we are going to see a world of uncontrollable, un-censorable, irrepressible technological innovation, a world where decentralized, peer-to-peer communities of interest are the norm and the idea of centralized surveillance control grids are a thing of the past.

Believe it or not, there are already people working on the forerunners to this world of decentralized, peer-to-peer freedom solutions. The technocrats would obviously prefer you not know about them. So today let's examine a few of these technologies and what they're helping to achieve.

January 04, 2017

Source: YouTube

The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same. Republicans won the white house. Republicans control the senate. Republicans control the house. And what will the first order of business be for the new Republican majority? To pass a budget that never balances. To pass a budget that will add $9.7 trillion of new debt over ten years. Is that really what we campaigned on? -- Campaigned on? Is that really what the Republican party represents?

JOE'S COMMENT: 

Only one senator standing up to state the obvious...

 

Wouldn't it be great to know what percentage of federal spending is completely unnecessary? ...What percentage is wasteful, fraudulent, or actually counterproductive and damaging to everyone except those who hand out (or receive) the money? Rand covers just a few examples, starting at about 10:35 in.

December 31, 2016

Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

--More war, less liberty .... More war, less liberty .... If it happens over an administration or two, it can be spun as government losing its way to a few bad apples. But 100+ years of more war, less liberty? That's a system! If you have a fixation or desire to dominate others (and lots of people do), such a system seems almost too good to be true.

December 27, 2016

Source: Ben Swann

Reality Check: DEA Absolutely Wrong In Making CBD Oil Schedule 1 Drug, Why the Agency is Harming Tens of Thousands of Families and Doesn't Even Have The Authority To Do So.

JOE'S COMMENT:

Could they make it any more obvious who these agencies actually serve?

December 20, 2016

Source: Cornucopia Institute

--The acute toxicity of glyphosate is relatively low, meaning that accidentally ingesting it will likely not cause immediate harm. Chronic toxicity—the effects of continually ingesting glyphosate residues in food—is cause for concern. Glyphosate interferes with fundamental biochemical reactions and may predispose humans to obesity, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other health problems.

It’s easy to overlook these effects. Toxicity studies on laboratory animals are typically short term, often only a few months. The harm from low-level, chronic exposure can only be seen after a long period of time, often years, or even decades. The real guinea pigs in this case are humans.

JOE'S COMMENT: 
My diet is essentially 100 percent organic; organic eggs, chicken, beef, butter / ghee, broccoli, blueberries, cashews, peanut butter, pecan butter, bread, corn, potatoes, condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo), etc. Eating organic is the easiest way to avoid glyphosate and GMO. Yes, it's more expensive, but (assuming it's worth it to you), you can do it by cutting spending elsewhere. If you can't go 100 percent, consider swapping out some of the staples in your diet and, at the very least, avoid non-organic corn and soy or products that contain them.

December 19, 2016

Source: The Free Thought Project

A former employee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has stepped forward and criticized the government agency for ignoring the scientific errors found in its report on the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7) during the September 11, 2001, attacks. Peter Ketcham, who spent almost fifteen years working at NIST, described how the flawed investigation methods were significantly different from the normal standards used by NIST, in a letter to the editor of the respected Europhysics News magazine. Ketcham’s letter was published in the November 2016 issue and comes just months after the magazine’s August 2016 report examining the Building 7 collapse in detail, which has been downloaded over 350,000 times according to the website.
 

December 08, 2016

Source: Tom Woods

Venezuelan socialism has had an interesting and perhaps unexpected side effect: it's given a shot in the arm to Bitcoin, the nonstate currency and payment system. 

December 03, 2016

Source: Joe Plummer

I found some very inexpensive fluoride filters at Amazon. The Amazon product page said that they reduced fluoride by more than 85 percent. When I tested them, they didn't reduce fluoride at all. Click the headline to watch the video.  

November 28, 2016

Source: Sibel Edmonds / Newsbud

In this edition of Newsbud Spotlight Sibel & Spiro cover the recent email scandal of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Manager John Podesta and compare it to other high profile cases throughout recent history. Newsbud also examines the devious tactics of mainstream and pseudo alternative media and offers you a solution, Newsbud.

JOE'S COMMENT:

Excellent quote at about 9 minutes in: "The people that you obey (the people who are passing laws that you obey / you operate under), they are criminals. They are selected BECAUSE they are criminals; that's how it goes..."

November 20, 2016

Ray McGovern

--There is little doubt that the champagne was flowing on Friday at CIA headquarters, from the seventh-floor executive offices down to the bowels of that building where torture practitioners have been shielded from accountability for 15 years in what amounts to the CIA’s internal “witness protection” program.

Indeed, relief over the Pompeo appointment came in the nick of time. For one fleeting moment earlier in the week, there was some panic at the hint that the International Criminal Court might show more courage than President Barack Obama in bringing torture perpetrators to justice.

JOE'S COMMENT: 

This is an excellent article by former CIA analyst, Ray McGovern. Well worth reading. 

November 15, 2016

Ron Paul Liberty Report

When Trump supporters chanted "Drain The Swamp," one naturally comes to the conclusion that they were looking for a change. They wanted Trump to dismiss the failed ideas and political players who espoused them. This makes Donald Trump's selection of James Woolsey as a Senior Advisor on National Security look like a very curious move.

A few months ago The Intercept did a profile on Woolsey. Here are some key excerpts:

Woolsey, who left the CIA in 1995, went on to become one of Washington’s most outspoken promoters of U.S. war in Iraq and the Middle East.

Aren't these the wars that Trump campaigned against?

Woolsey, by contrast, was a key member of the Project for the New American Century — a neoconservative think tank largely founded to encourage a second war with Iraq. Woolsey signed a letter in 1998 calling on Clinton to depose Saddam Hussein and only hours after the 9/11 attacks appeared on CNN and blamed the attacks on Iraq. Woolsey has continued to insist on such a connection despite the complete lack of evidence to support his argument. He also blames Iran.

Weeks before the invasion of Iraq, Woolsey called for broader war in the Middle East, saying “World War IV” was already underway.

For a thorough look at the workings of the Project for the New American Century, please watch the incredible documentary by Robbie Martin titled A Very Heavy Agenda.

JOE'S COMMENT: 
How long will it take before Trump supporters realize they've been had? The article above summarizes the situation perfectly: "If Americans wanted neocon advisors, they would have elected Hillary Clinton!" 

November 11, 2016

Source: Ron Paul Institute

--Trump’s rumored consideration of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Sen. Bob Corker (Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee), and former diplomat and neo-conservative John Bolton for Secretary of State point in the direction of continuing the standard Republican hawkish foreign policy of George W. Bush—about which Trump complained in the campaign and which the American people resoundingly rejected in the election.

November 04, 2016

Source: LewRockwell.com

--The business source, although unsympathetic to the Clinton machine, especially in foreign policy, is a realpolitik practitioner, not a conspiracy theorist. He is adamant that, “the FBI reversal could not have happened without orders above the President. If the Masters [of the Universe] have changed their mind, then they will destroy Hillary.”

He adds, “they can make a deal with Donald just like anyone else; Donald wins; the Masters win; the people think that their voice has been heard. And then there will be some sort of (controlled) change.”

What’s paramount in the whole soap opera is the faith in the US political system — as corrupt as it may be — must endure. That mirrors the faith in the US dollar; if confidence in the US dollar fails, the US as a hegemonic financial power is no more.

JOE'S COMMENT: 
Just a few days ago, I wrote the following to a friend: 

I truly believe that Clinton's "selection" will do more damage to this corrupt system than a Trump presidency. In fact, my biggest fear of a Trump presidency is that it will act as a release valve...people will feel as if they "won." They will disengage and turn a blind eye to Trump's transgressions; and Trump himself will only be permitted to transgress. That is: Trump will only be encouraged (and permitted) to pursue policies that strengthen "the Network." If he becomes too much trouble, a "Syrian terrorist" will be standing by to hand the presidency to Pence and the other Neocon "advisors" that Trump seems determined to surround himself with. 

In short, the millions and millions of people that are responding to Trump's anti-establishment rhetoric are a GENUINE threat to "the Network." If Clinton is handed the presidency, this huge segment of the electorate will be infuriated. Every day that she holds power, their resentment will deepen. They will organize, their numbers will grow, and they will commit themselves to destroying the rigged game that handed power to a criminal. It's counter intuitive, but I believe that those of us seeking to destroy this corrupt system will actually benefit from a Clinton presidency. That said, I also believe that some of the real power brokers have started to realize this too; it seems as if there is division among the ranks. Well, guess what? We benefit from that too. 

As much as I don't support Trump on issues like torture, Snowden, federal power, etc., I have to admit that he's done some damage to those we're up against. At this point, it won't surprise me a bit if they're forced to throw Hillary under the bus and "let Trump in." I just hope his supporters don't go back to sleep if that happens. 
 

October 25, 2016

Source: Zero Aggression Project

1. What is crime?

Crime is the initiation of force or fraud against others.

2. What is government?

Government, properly understood, has one primary function — to use force defensively to fight criminals, foreign or domestic.

3. What is The State?

The State is an institution that commits crimes (initiates force) under the guise of providing governance. As such, The State is the opposite of government. Therefore, to be pro-government you must be anti-state.

4. What is a statist?

statist is a person who advocates statism (see the next question).

October 19, 2016

Source: Project Veritas Action

A shady coordinated communications chain between the DNC, Clinton Campaign, Hillary Clinton’s Super PAC (Priorities) and other organizations are revealed. A key Clinton operative is on camera saying, “It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this motherfucker."

JOE'S COMMENT:

This is exactly the type of organized / provocateur-directed manipulation that most people would dismiss as "conspiracy theory." This was just uploaded a couple days ago, it already has almost 5 million views...it's worth watching.

October 17, 2016

Source: Huffington Post

There’s no doubt that Hillary is the candidate of Wall Street. Even more dangerous, though, is that she is the candidate of the military-industrial complex. The idea that she is bad on the corporate issues but good on national security has it wrong. Her so-called foreign policy “experience” has been to support every war demanded by the US deep security state run by the military and the CIA.

 

JOE'S COMMENT: 
My readers shouldn't take this to mean that I endorse Donald Trump (I won't endorse a man/woman who wants to legalize torture, kill whistleblowers like Snowden, federalize the police, etc.). That said, Hillary is literally THE spokeswoman for "the Network" and its connected interests. This article, appearing on Huffington Post, has the potential to reach some of those who are using Hillary as a vote "against" Trump. Those voters need to ask themselves if she has really earned their endorsement.

October 15, 2016

Source: FFF.org

--The Constitution invests the President with very specific, limited powers: to serve as Commander in Chief of the military, grant pardons, make treaties (with the approval of Congress), appoint ambassadors and federal judges (again with Congress’ blessing), and veto legislation.

In recent years, however, American presidents have anointed themselves with the power to wage war, unilaterally kill Americans, torture prisoners, strip citizens of their rights, arrest and detain citizens indefinitely, carry out warrantless spying on Americans, and erect their own secretive, shadow government.

These are the powers that will be inherited by the next heir to the throne, and it won’t make a difference whether it’s a President Trump or a President Clinton occupying the Oval Office.

The powers amassed by each successive president through the negligence of Congress and the courts—powers which add up to a toolbox of terror for an imperial ruler—empower whomever occupies the Oval Office to act as a dictator, above the law and beyond any real accountability.

October 13, 2016

Source: John Massaria

JOE'S COMMENT

Do you "love your country" but hate the government's policies? If so, this 30-minute film is for you (watch it for free at the link below.) There will be two more parts, so if you like what you see, please consider donating to help finish the project.

October 09, 2016

Source: Motherboard.vice.com

In the view of its critics, PubPeer enables an unchecked stream of accusations with no accountability. But to its supporters, PubPeer is maybe the only consistently effective way to expose fraud and error in the current scientific system. It exists at a time of quiet crisis for science and science journals, when the community is concerned about an inability to replicate past results—the so-called “reproducibility crisis”—and the number of papers retracted is on the rise. The traditional system of peer review seems unable to address these problems.

“We started it because we wanted more detailed arguments about science, and we were really shocked at how many fundamental problems there are with papers, involving very questionable research practices and rather obvious misconduct,” said Brandon Stell, a neuroscientist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and the creator of PubPeer.

There’s certainly no denying its effect. According to Retraction Watch, a blog that monitors scientific corrections, errors, and fraud, at least three high-profile scientists in the past few months have had their studies retracted by journals after their data was questioned by anonymous commenters on PubPeer.

JOE'S COMMENT: 
The masses have been led to believe that "peer-reviewed science" is beyond reproach. This dangerous dogma needs to die, and I applaud the efforts of those who are trying to kill it. Here is another excellent article on the topic: 

 

"--THOUGH SCIENTISTS AND science journalists are constantly talking up the value of the peer-review process, researchers admit among themselves that biased, erroneous, and even blatantly fraudulent studies easily slip through it.Nature, the grande dame of science journals, stated in a 2006 editorial, “Scientists understand that peer review per se provides only a minimal assurance of quality, and that the public conception of peer review as a stamp of authentication is far from the truth.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/11/lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science/308269/

October 03, 2016

Source: Kennedy

--"Neither mentioned the primacy of the individual over the state and neither spoke about the guarantees of liberty in the Bill of Rights. Both believe in a government that can right and wrong, regulate any behavior, and tax any event...who really wants to make a choice between to proponents of monster government, bigger than it is now?"

JOE'S COMMENT:
Excellent commentary. Unfortunately, I couldn't find it anywhere except on Facebook. Looks like she originally posted this to her timeline on September 30th, 2016. 

October 01, 2016

Source: Larken Rose

--If a guy showed up at your front door and asked you to choose between being punched in the face or kicked in the groin, would you proudly “participate in the process”? Would you think he was “representing” you as he inflicted upon you whichever act of violence you chose? Would you feel empowered and in charge while casting your vote? Would you tell your neighbor, “Hey, if you don’t choose between being punched in the face or kicked in the crotch, then you have no right to complain about the outcome!”? Would you pontificate about how this is what makes your neighborhood great—because you have a “choice”? Would you opine that, “The system isn’t perfect, but it’s the best there is!”?

September 29, 2016

Source: RT

--“Yes, the US supports the opposition [in Syria], but not directly. They support the countries that support us. But we are not yet satisfied with this support,” Jabhat al-Nusra unit commander Abu Al Ezz said in an interview with Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper from the devastated Syrian city of Aleppo.

According to the commander, the militants should be receiving more “sophisticated weapons” from their backers to succeed against the Syrian government. 

--He also said that when Jabhat Al-Nusra was “besieged, we had officers from Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel and America here… Experts in the use of satellites, rockets, reconnaissance and thermal security cameras.”
 

The journalist asked specifically if the US instructors were really present among the jihadists’ ranks and Al Ezz replied: “The Americans are on our side.”


JOE'S COMMENT: 
I don't doubt for a second that the claim is true (that the US is supporting Al-Nusra in its fight against Assad), but I'm not exactly sure why this commander would be so open about it; not sure what he hopes to gain by exposing his CIA / Pentagon allies.

September 22, 2016

Source: Corbett Report

We all know by now that the real terrorists (the politicians in the suits and ties and the banksters that pull their strings) are waging their war of terror on multiple fronts for multiple reasons.

Domestically, it rallies the population around the flag, keeping the flock in check. At the same time it justifies the build up of the police state control grid to catch the thought criminals who resist.

It also writes a blank check for the illegal wars of aggression abroad. Simply place your terrorist boogeyman in the square of the chessboard you're looking to occupy and -- hey presto! -- you've got yourself an excuse to invade. (Even if you "accidentally" end up supporting them, right Uncle Sam?)

September 22, 2016

IndieGoGo

A book and film project designed to educate you about the non-elected ruling class.
 

JOE'S COMMENT
Richard Grove has created a ton of great content...if you're one of the few people that are willing to reach into your pocket and support this kind of work, give his new project a look. ( I hope to see him double his $5K goal. Not only does he deserve it, he'll put the money to good use.)

September 17, 2016

Source: Zero Hedge

--It appears Richard M. Lobo’s wife, Caren Lobo, donated $716,000 to DNC. Obama then nominated Richard Lobo for Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau.

Pamela Hamamoto paid DNC $605,000 then became the Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva.

Jane Hartley paid DNC $605,000 and then was nominated by Obama to serve concurrently as the U.S. Ambassador to the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco.

Crystal Nix-Hines paid DNC $600,000 and then was nominated by President Obama to the position of United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization with the rank of Ambassador.

September 17, 2016

Sugar industry's role in heart disease studies

--Newly unearthed documents prove the sugar industry conspired with Harvard researchers to downplay the role of sugar in heart disease and refocus the popular conversation in the 1960s and 1970s on fat content in food, according to researchers at the University of California San Francisco.

--The study led government agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to structure dietary guidelines based on reducing fat and carbohydrates in the average diet, but leaving sugar relatively untouched.

 

Research in recent years, however, has shown sugar added to foods and beverages contributes to the development of heart disease and related conditions.

September 14, 2016