Humint Events Online: December 2010

Friday, December 31, 2010

33 Watch for 2010

I'm done with this for the year and probably done with keeping track of 33's in the news in general. It has been an informative exercise, but ultimately more work than it is worth.

Remember, of course, 33 is code for the powers that be and "all things nuclear".

The key for watching 33 is to find instances where it is clearly artificially inserted, and I have definitely found a few instances of this, plus many other highly suspect cases.

There is also the issue of 33 synchronicity. For instance, 9/11 had a huge number of 33's, and it is hard to see how they could all be planned OR all be coincidental. Same for how I have noticed a huge number of 33s in my daily life lately.
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

33 Watch

I don't know what it means but I have been bombarded with 33's in my personal life for the past couple of weeks. I think this happened last year around this time as well... not 33's in the news, but 33s on receipts and on delivery trucks, etc. It's way more than would happen by chance and it's really weird. It can't be any sort of conspiracy, it's more like some sort of synchronicity...
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jesus-- The Sun God/ God Son

This pretty much destroys Christianity, if you needed any more convincing:
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Monday, December 27, 2010

Our Psychotic, Fascist Nation

Pure insanity:
• The United States spends nearly as much on military power as every other country in the world combined, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. It says that we spend more than six times as much as the country with the next highest budget, China.

• The United States maintains troops at more than 560 bases and other sites abroad...

• The intelligence community is so vast that more people have “top secret” clearance than live in Washington, D.C.
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Muhammad Ali’s Words And Example Are Urgently Needed Today

By The Anonymous Physicist

I recently saw and heard Muhammad Ali on Irish TV shortly after the Attica Prison uprising in New York in the early 70’s. While most of Ali’s poems are short and simple and relate to his boxing, the one cited here is a remarkable call to die fighting for freedom against a terrorist regime—the USA government.

Ali, of course, suffered great loss to his career for refusing to be drafted to “serve” in the War on Vietnam. After his celebrated words, “I got nothing against them Viet Cong, they never called me Nigger”, his title was taken away from him. Most of the white media and people detested him until they woke up about the reality of the War on Vietnam.

The Attica uprising is itself a remarkable tale of American Fascism and mass murder ordered by a “liberal” governor. When inmates protested their inhuman treatment and captured guards on Sept. 9, 1971, four days later “liberal” Governor Nelson Rockefeller ordered indiscriminate shooting in the retaking of the prison. 10 hostages and 29 inmates were killed. The media proclaimed that the prisoners had slit the throats of all the guards who were killed. Much later autopsy results proved that the storming state troopers were the ones who killed most of the guards, and also numerous prisoners who did not partake in the uprising. that the Wiki piece naturally has a 33 for the number of guards taken prisoner.

This article says 40 guards were taken hostage:

But note that it too has the beloved 33 of the PTB. It says that the prisoners had 33 demands (naturally). This reference says there were 31 demands:

But it states that a 33-person group was brought in for oversight during the 4-day uprising. Seems that I have found if one source erases a 33, it adds another one. You just can’t get rid of the 33s. Search for how many articles are online for the 33rd anniversary of the Attica Uprising.

The media/govt also blamed the Black Muslims for the uprising and for the killing of guards, when one surviving guard detailed that the Muslims repeatedly saved his life. Apparently the Op of blaming Islam or Muslims for what the PTB order, is a long standing one in Gestapo-land USA.

But my primary reason for posting this now is for all to see Muhammad Ali read his remarkable poem he wrote after the uprising here:

I was not able to find the text of the poem online so I transcribed it myself. It— like Donald Sutherland’s manifesto “FTA-Fuck The Army”— is a call to fight against the American Gestapo Regime. A regime that I know all too well blows its Presidents’ brains out when they work for peace and justice, and poisons a citizen with mercury 40 years late when he proves the Secret Service driver fired the fatal head shot.

But see how prescient and relevant Ali’s words are for the America of today. When you don’t fight back against an evil bully, he only takes more and more of your freedom and your life. I personally think it is a good thing that many Americans are getting their privates parts groped at airports, as this may wake them up to the nature of their regime— the actual terrorists to their fellow citizens and to the world. Or as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, the USA is “the greatest purveyor of evil in the world today.” And it is vastly worse and more brazen now— 43 years later. If only people acted on the words of Muhammad Ali here, before it gets even worse.

Freedom— Better Now
By Muhammad Ali

Transcribed by The Anonymous Physicist

Better far— from all I see—
To die fighting to be Free
What more fitting end could be?

Better surely than in some bed
Where in broken health I'm led
Lingering until I'm dead

Better than with prayers and pleas
Or in the clutch of some disease
Wasting slowly by degrees

Better than a heart attack
or some dose of drug I lack
Let me die by being Black

Better far that I should go
Standing here against the foe
Is the sweeter death to know

Better than the bloody stain
on some highway where I’m lain
Torn by flying glass and pane

Better calling death to come
than to die another dumb,
muted victim in the slum

Better than of this prison rot
if there’s any choice I’ve got
Kill me here on the spot

Better for my fight to wage
Now while my blood boils with rage
Less it cool with ancient age

Better violent for us to die
Than to Uncle Tom and try
Making peace just to live a lie

Better now that I say my Sooth
I’m gonna die demanding Truth
While I’m still akin to youth

Better now than later on
Now that fear of death is gone
Never mind another dawn.
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Zeitgeist Addendum/Zeitgeist Movement

I haven't seen the original "Zeitgeist" movie, but did watch the addendum:

I did like much of what the movie said about economics, and energy usage/utilization, etc. The ideas about a better economic/social model and living in a more rational sustainable manner are all very good. They have even developed a movement to put these ideas into practice. Good luck with that.

What's lacking of course, is the deeper truth to mankind and our future, and a truth that must be addressed before we construct any utopias. That is the truth of our evil controllers and their efforts to break out of the planetary quarantine, as detailed by the Anonymous Physicist.

What's odd is the wikipedia page for "Zeitgeist" has a picture/poster for the movie that pretty clearly shows the QUARANTINE!

Note, there are some funny things about the movie at wikipedia, that I haven't seen before. Like the page on Peter Joseph (the creator of the movie who I would love to know more about), simply redirects to the Zeitgeist Movement page. And the Zeitgeist Addendum page redirects to the Zeitgeist Movie page.

UPDATE: 3/11/11-- some serious, disturbing concerns about the Zeitgeist movement-- and their apparent leader, Jacques Fresno. Apparently Peter Joseph is actually named PJ Merola.
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Americans Empire Collapsing Under the Weight of Increasingly Stupid, Fat Americans

Well, we can only hope for some sort of karma like this:
Nearly one-fourth of the students who try to join the U.S. Army fail its entrance exam, painting a grim picture of an education system that produces graduates who can't answer basic math, science and reading questions, according to a new study released Tuesday. (snip) A Department of Defense report notes the military must recruit about 15 percent of youth, but only one-third are eligible. More high school graduates are going to college than in earlier decades, and about one-fourth are obese, making them medically ineligible.
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Even Simpler Proof That the Pentagon Cab Story Is Bull

(See UPDATE below) Look at the tops of the light poles around the highway near the Pentagon in these pics:

They all have a straight main pole, and then the light is at the top, at the end of two curving arms, right?

Now look at the pole found near England's cab, that supposedly penetrated the windshield of his cab:

You should see that the main pole has a curved top, it is not straight-- so it is a completely different type of pole.

It makes no sense that there would be one different type of pole here, in the middle of the other types, unless this pole was completely planted from the beginning.

"Simple Proof That the Pentagon Cab Story Is Bull" is here. Other suspicious things about England here.

UPDATE: As discussed here, the pole may be a standard one that is bent at the top by the "impact". This explanation does make more sense than having the wrong pole there-- and the bending not being a perfect parallel angle with the base (see middle pic of knocked down pole above)makes sense with this explanation-- but this idea presents new problems. The are several oddities now:
1) how did the pole get bent so perfectly and smoothly and extremely?
2) what was the position of the pole when it supposedly struck the cab?
3) the base of the pole was clearly moved in an arc, but who did this moving-- the cab or people?
4) MOST NOTABLY-- if there was such an extreme impact to bend the pole like this, wouldn't the various pieces of the lamp pole be sprayed over a wide area instead of looking like they just plopped over in the road?
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

33's in the News

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"Slave Species of God"

I have not read this book by Michael Tellinger but it sounds very similar to what Anonymous Physicist has written about our "cosmic criminal creators"-- "The question of who we are and where we come from takes on a new meaning as we discover that our DNA may have been manipulated by our Creator some 200,000 years ago to produce a less intelligent 'primitive species'."

Gotta love the ISBN # with the 33: 1920070133
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On Indian Philosophy and Ancient Technology

Fascinating interview with Jeffrey Armstrong, well worth the time, as it's long. Interesting comments too. The ancient megalithic structures are always worth thinking about-- good linked piece on the pyramids here.
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Monday, December 20, 2010

Does the DADT Repeal Actually Allow Gays to Serve Openly in the Military?

Frankly, I never saw the problem with the law:
...DADT is not really a full-fledged “conservative” policy. Enacted in 1993 under President Clinton, DADT is, by any reasonable measure, a middle ground policy.

DADT doesn’t bar gays from serving in the military, even though homosexual conduct remains against military regulations. As a concession, the conduct is overlooked, just so long as that conduct is not paraded in front of everyone.
My recollection is that the point of the original DADT law was NOT about keeping gays out of the military, but rather keeping military recruiters from asking recruits if they were gay. So repealing DADT means that they can ask that? Somewhat confusing what this law actually means.

But assuming gays are now allowed to serve openly-- gays are now allowed to openly belong to a group of people whose job involves killing and maiming innocent people. Great.

And the celebrity optics here are dumb.

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"Arrest the Wall Street Criminals"

Banking protest-- 22 arrested. Good for them! But we need protests a 1,000 times bigger, and in many cities, to have an effect.
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

33's of the Day

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ventura Does the Pentagon

I haven't watched, but have posted for others to see and hopefully comment on; have heard that it is decent... (update below)

UPDATE: Watched it. Despite the annoying tone of the show-- the young guy who overacts terribly and acts like a skeptic is REALLY annoying-- they did a pretty good job covering many of the key aspects of the attack, and it was a pretty strong debunking of the official story. Real highlights were the interview with April Gallop, the bit with the missing 2.3 trillion dollars and the flight simulator test. The bit at the end with the 9/11 Commission member was interesting. They didn't touch at all on the North Citgo witnesses, or the Lloyde England story; they didn't show ANY of the witnesses who saw a plane.
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Deep Thought of the Day

Every politician and/or leader eventually does something totally corrupt and unforgivable.
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Friday, December 17, 2010

Swedish Military Was In On the Recent "Terrorist" Bombing

A Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) employee warned an acquaintance to stay clear of an area in central Stockholm on Saturday where, several hours later, two explosions went off in what is being called a terrorist attack.
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Chinese Ghost Cities

This is interesting-- huge developments in China with hardly anyone there. Estimates of 65 million homes.

This analysis is interesting too, and kind of scary:
Sixty-five million homes are vacant in China and the estimate is that the country is still erecting 20 new cities a year. Now even if these are small cities, that's still a lot of real estate. The idea of course is that China wants to urbanize about 400 million impoverished farmers who still haven't benefited from China's march to modernization. That's the reason for this frenetic pace. With a billion people urbanized, China would be in a better position to build a full-on American-style economy. ...

... what is actually going on in China is a desperate attempt to build a consumer society before they run out of countries to export to. Seen from this perspective, the Chinese Communist Party is not acting out of ideological goodness but from a sense of self-preservation. Urbanized populations are easier to control; they are more malleable and consumerist.

In order to urbanize, the Chinese leadership has inflated rapidly. The Chinese central bank has obviously been printing money 24-hours a day. And foreign currency continues to flood in as well. The Chicoms have supercharged the economy in order to herd the remaining Chinese into these new, suburban environments before the economy becomes unmanageable and price inflation spreads beyond food and real estate to every other part of the economy.

When China crashes – as we believe it must – Asian economies will go down with it. Japan is struggling now but will be in a much worse position if China sinks into depression. And the Asian Tigers (as they were once known) will have plenty of problems as well. But that will pale in comparison to the problems that Europe and America will face when China finally lapses economically. (We freely admit we cannot provide a timeline.)

Ultimately, these central-banking-based consumerist economies are non-starters. Keeping these kinds of economies going is like running an elaborate juggling act with the knowledge that sooner or later all the balls will be dropped – that such a result is an inevitability. We return therefore to the uncomfortable insight that the Western power elite is well aware of the eventual fate of nation states that practice central banking (most of the world these days) – and that this may be one reason for the moratorium on Chinese economic speculation.

What's going on then in our view is merely a delaying tactic. We have noted a sense of urgency and even desperation emanating from the West's leadership class. We would have to believe, then, that they are not quite ready to move ahead with the implementation of global governance, or even a one-world currency. This is the reason for the deadly silence about the faltering Chinese economy and the attempts to salvage the euro and re-inflate the American business sector. More time is needed; yet perhaps time is running out. And of course, as we regularly point out, the truth-telling of the Internet is complicating the task tremendously.

The Chicoms have done their people no favors by adopting the Western consumerist model. We cannot see how it ends well, in fact. Sooner or later, China must slip into "recession." What then do a billion Chinese do? Stare at the walls of their expensive condominiums, decorated with tasteful knickknacks as they lose their jobs and they watch the purchasing power of their savings erode. THESE Chinese? We kinda doubt it.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Nothing Weird or Creepy About This, No Sirree

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Complete Apollo 11 "Moon Walk" Less Than the Size of a Soccer Field

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No Matter What Bradley Manning Did

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dumbest Bumper Sticker Ever

"God Is Pro-Life"

Absolutely false, in every way one could logically think about it. Just goes to show how dumb religion can make people.
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Cutting Charges at the WTC

This page is pretty decent, as it has some fairly damning evidence for demolition of the WTC, and doesn't say anything about thermite. I really can't think of another explanation for those angled cuts... but if someone else knows, please chime in.

Yeah, I know, it's from WRH, run by that Mossad-sniffer Mike Rivero. But at least the page doesn't mention Israel or the Mossad.

(thanks to JH for the link)
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Fed Auditor Can't Account for 9 Trillion

Jesus-- it's amazing the government functions at all:

Update-- yes, this is from Feb 2009. Still, a remarkable exchange.
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Dropkick Murphys: "Worker's Song"

Never heard of these guys before, but the band's name accurately describes how they sound:
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Monday, December 13, 2010

Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura: BP Oil Disaster

I don't like the style of the show-- with the shaky camera work, dramatic cross-cutting and sound-effects, and the depopulation thing sounds a bit weak. But there are some decent things here about BP's nasty work. Though that is old news. More interestingly, I love how they call Alex Jones a "conspiracy insider" (29:10)! Makes him seem like part of the conspiracy, which he probably is, as he's likely some level of intel. I also like that they out Obama as a CIA asset.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Wikileaks Is an Inside Job, Done to Promote a War Agenda

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Friday, December 10, 2010

The Lennon Assassination

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Political Opinion, FWIW

Apart from all the warcrimes and stopping the wars and getting justice for 9/11, ETC

Today's topics:
--I think the rich really need a tax increase, as it will send a message to them and will help the federal fiscal outlook; totally outrageous that Obama is keeping the Bush cut for the rich.
-- the temporary holiday on social security payments is outrageous and a backdoor way to weaken social security
--I don't have strong feelings about extending unemployment insurance, I can see arguments on both sides
--I don't care much about repealing DADT, though I think it should be done
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Numbers Game-- AP: FAA loses track of 119,000 aircraft

119 = 911 backwards.
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Prince Charles Car Attacked!

Tee hee!

Note the 2nd video is 3:30 long.
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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Sign of a Problem at the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig: Melting Air Conditioner

Joseph E. Keith, a senior unit manager for Halliburton’s Sperry subsidiary, told the U.S. Coast Guard-Interior Department panel in Houston today that he left his post aboard the Deepwater Horizon for about 10 minutes on the night of the April disaster to drink coffee and smoke half a cigarette.

While he was away from his monitors, pressure data indicated the well was filling up with explosive natural gas and crude, according to charts entered into evidence today by the panel in Houston. Keith said that had he seen the pressure data, he would have “called the rig floor” to warn fellow workers they were in danger.


By the time Keith came back from his break, the readings on the monitors had returned to normal. Keith told the panel he realized something was wrong later when the screens he used to monitor drilling fluid used in the well began to bend and stretch, and an air-conditioning unit in the ceiling melted.

An internal investigation by BP, the majority owner of the well, found that the rig crew failed to notice signals of impending doom as long as 40 minutes prior to the explosions and fire. The report, released in September, didn’t single out individuals.

After escaping from the 6-foot-by-20-foot trailer where he worked, Keith found the body of a dead colleague on the deck. Keith was one of 115 workers who survived the disaster by boarding life boats or jumping overboard.
This is weird and ridiculous. God, I hope they don't try to pin this on this one poor sucker taking a smoke-break.
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Great Protest Speech... from a 15 Year Old

This kid has a future:
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Rocket Launcher

Always liked this song:
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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Dumb Americans

Yeah, it's easy to mock Americans for being dumb and apathetic. What is typically missing from these sorts of essays is any meaningful or measurable historical or cultural comparison. Yeah, things seem terrible. But are things THAT much worse than they have always been? In some ways, yes. Certainly, pollution is pretty bad, and global warming seems to be a major problem without a solution in sight. There are always massive environmental crises. But overall, are things WORSE? Didn't it feel like the country was falling apart in the late 60's, with the assassinations of JFK and MLK and the various anti-war protests and riots? But we "survived" all that. We even sent astronauts to the moon several times after that! (wink wink)

I like the expression that it is the best of times, and the worst of times-- and this seems true no matter when you say it. Because yeah-- things are truly shitty, and maybe getting shittier in some ways. But I still think as a whole, humans are making progress. We are getting more tolerant, and less religious, on average. There are always technological advances, and many advances mitigate the shitty things. As far as individuals, for every ignorant dumbass, there is someone who is amazingly nice and enlightened. Moreover, few people are totally ignorant or hopeless; people are complex, an amalgam of various ideas and ideals. They can be persuaded to do the right thing; god knows they can be persuaded to do the wrong thing.

Nonetheless, it's hard to argue with this:
What America really needs is a wall-to-wall people's insurrection, preferably based on force and fear of force, the only thing oligarchs understand. And even then the odds are not good. The oligarchs have all the legal power, police, jails and prisons, surveillance and firepower. Not to mention a docile populace.

Shy of open insurrection, a nationwide refusal to pay income taxes would certainly shake things up. But broader America is happy in the sense they know happiness as an undisturbed regimen of toil, stress and commodity consumption. Despite the way it looks in the news, most Americans remain untouched by foreclosure, bankruptcy and unemployment. So risking loss of their work-buy-sleep cycle in an insurrection looks to be sheer lunacy to them. Like cows, they are kept comfortable in the pure animal sense to be milked for profit. Animal comfort kills all thoughts of revolution. Hell, half of mankind would be thrilled with the average American's present material situation.
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Apparently, Obama Really Pissed Off Liberals Good This Time

about extending the Bush tax cut for the rich. See comments here.

Although I did vote for Obama, mostly to keep McCain and Palin out of power, Obama lost my support a long time ago. Since being elected, he's done almost nothing that I can look favorably on, and plenty that I can be extremely upset or even outraged about.
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Even Though the Wikileaks News Has All the Makings of a Bogus, Manufactured Media Scandal

I guess it is a good reminder of just how dumb and downright un-American our media and politicians are.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

69th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack

There is no doubt that it was "LIHOP" so the US govt that was dying to get involved in the war would have a good story to sell. Moreover, there is even some evidence that FDR was trying to goad the Japanese into attacking.
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How the FBI Creates Jihadists

A must-read WaPo article.

The comments are amusing. Lots of skepticism about the war on terror and 9/11, but plenty of flag-waving tribalistic idiocy.
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Global Warming Congressional Testimony

I enjoyed this exchange:
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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Getting Quarantine Wrong

This blog post from David Wilcock is rather intriguing, in that there is some extensive discussion of the quarantine of the planet earth by ETs.

The problem, is that Wilcock, who claims to get inside information, gets the quarantine backwards, saying that the quarantine is about keeping ETs away from earth, rather than the quarantine keeping the evil creator ETs on earth as the Anonymous Physicist has explained.

The reason Wilcock is clearly wrong is because he refers to humans breaching quarantine during the Apollo trips to the moon. Since anyone who knows anything about deeper conspiracy matters should know that the Apollo moon missions were bogus, Wilcock is apparently full of crap. Not to mention that Wilcock promotes a new agey spiritual form of conspiracy, which is non-scientific, and reeks of religion and bogusness.

Nonetheless, Wilcock does show some really neat military patches that pretty clearly show the quarantine:

(thanks to S.O. for the Wilcock link)
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War on Terror Watch

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Tales of the American Gestapo: "Hotwatch" Edition

Yet more shit to be outraged about:
Federal law enforcement routinely tracks individuals through their credit cards, cell phones, car rentals and even store customer loyalty programs without obtaining a warrant, an online privacy activist has discovered.

According to a document (PDF) obtained from the Department of Justice by online privacy activist Christopher Soghoian, federal agents working on a criminal investigation can draw up their own paperwork requesting that credit companies and retailers give the agents real-time access to purchases made by a particular person.

No court reviews these orders, and the only role courts play in the process is to issue a non-disclosure order to the retailer or credit card company involved, meaning the person being tracked will never be notified of the surveillance.

The process is known as a "hotwatch," and it can be used to spy on cell phones, credit card use, purchases at stores when a customer loyalty card is used, car rentals, and flight ticket purchases. The process "sidestep[s] any Fourth Amendment protections," Soghoian writes.

Ryan Singel at Wired notes the document doesn't set out standards for when an agent can obtain a "hotwatch" order. "The Justice Department told Soghoian the document is the only one it could find relating to 'hotwatches' — which means there is either no policy or the department is withholding relevant documents."
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Saturday, December 04, 2010

Most Americans Seem to Have Forgotten Just How Horrible the Vietnam War Was

This film-- "Vietnam: American Holocaust" -- is a good reminder, from the massively brutal and senseless bombings, to the poisoning of the land with defoliants; from the lies about the Gulf of Tonkin to the razing of villages, from random slaughter to the wanton raping and killing of innocent people. All horrible actions done in the name of the US.

Where is the punishment?
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Friday, December 03, 2010

Fed Audit OUTRAGE-- Hundreds of Billions for Foreign Banks, Squat for US Citizens

And a fucking 33 to boot ($3.3 trillion, to be precise).


But screaming on a blog doesn't do much, and political action is required. Try to let people know about this, contact your reps, etc.

This related interview is good:

Kudos to Bernie Sanders again!
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Deep Thought of the Day

There isn't much difference between a Republican president and a Democratic president, and the executive branches of the two types of presidents, policy-wise.

There can be major differences between a Republican US Senator and a Democratic US Senator, with obviously a range in between.

Importantly, there can be HUGE differences between a Republican US Congressional Representative and a Democratic US Congressional Representative. Same for Governors and state officials.

So, saying there are no differences between Republicans and Democrats is a big over-simplification.

But, the more power there is in office, the more the line gets blurred between the parties, and the more the person in office gets corrupted (and more psychopathic). And with our system, the only way a President can get elected is if they walk a bit of a line between Republican and Democrat. Which is why hard-core partisans will invariably be disappointed by presidents-- either from their party or the other party.

Although, from the point of view of 9/11, this is neither here nor there-- psychopathic bastards still rule our world.
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Julian Assenge Is a Conspiracy Theorist

Not in the way you think, but fairly interesting stuff about the nature of conspiracies, authoritarian governments and the goal of wikileaks to bring down the US in this long piece.
But, to summarize, he begins by describing a state like the US as essentially an authoritarian conspiracy, and then reasons that the practical strategy for combating that conspiracy is to degrade its ability to conspire, to hinder its ability to “think” as a conspiratorial mind. The metaphor of a computing network is mostly implicit, but utterly crucial: he seeks to oppose the power of the state by treating it like a computer and tossing sand in its diodes.

He begins by positing that conspiracy and authoritarianism go hand in hand, arguing that since authoritarianism produces resistance to itself — to the extent that its authoritarianism becomes generally known — it can only continue to exist and function by preventing its intentions (the authorship of its authority?) from being generally known. It inevitably becomes, he argues, a conspiracy:

Authoritarian regimes give rise to forces which oppose them by pushing against the individual and collective will to freedom, truth and self realization. Plans which assist authoritarian rule, once discovered, induce resistance. Hence these plans are concealed by successful authoritarian powers. This is enough to define their behavior as conspiratorial.

The problem this creates for the government conspiracy then becomes the organizational problem it must solve: if the conspiracy must operate in secrecy, how is it to communicate, plan, make decisions, discipline itself, and transform itself to meet new challenges? The answer is: by controlling information flows. After all, if the organization has goals that can be articulated, articulating them openly exposes them to resistance. But at the same time, failing to articulate those goals to itself deprives the organization of its ability to process and advance them. Somewhere in the middle, for the authoritarian conspiracy, is the right balance of authority and conspiracy.
The whole thing is worth reading.
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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Obama White House Pressured Spain to Drop Bush Torture Prosecution

So this explains explains why the Spanish prosecutions never materialized.
...Mel Martinez, an ex-Republican Party chairman, along with a US embassy charge d'affaires, met with Spanish Foreign Minister Angel Lossada to discuss the prosecution. They reportedly told the foreign minister that the case "would have an enormous impact" on US-Spanish relations.

"Here was a former head of the GOP and a representative of a new Democratic administration (headed by a president who had decried the Bush-Cheney administration's use of torture) jointly applying pressure on Spain to kill the investigation of the former Bush officials," writes Corn. "[A]s this WikiLeaks-released cable shows, Gonzales, Haynes, Feith, Bybee, Addington, and Yoo owed Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thank-you notes."
Not this is surprising in the least, but at least it's good to see this sleazy, disgusting behavior brought out (thanks to wikileaks).

And a post on Obama's lie about this here.
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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

"Freelance" Foxnews Reporter Mark Walsh = Harley Guy

Dude is still a fucking shill, and an obnoxious blowhard:

Not sure what to make of the weirdness at the end and beginning...
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Kudos to Senator Bernie Sanders

Great speech here on economic justice:

Our $13.7 trillion national debt was run up by two wars, tax breaks for the rich, a Medicare prescription drug bill written by pharmaceutical lobbyists and the Wall Street bailout — all unpaid for. After leaders of a White House debt commission floated bad ideas to deal with deficits, like raising the Social Security retirement age to 69, Bernie assembled seniors organization, labor unions and others in to come up with ways to cut the deficit without hammering the middle class. "At a time when the middle class is disappearing and when the top 1% now earns more income than the bottom 50 percent, this Congress is going to have to be very careful about how it goes forward on deficit reduction," Sanders said. "In my view, we must not balance the budget on the backs of working families, the elderly or the poor. Instead, we’ve got to do away with the enormous tax breaks and loop-holes that have been given to millionaires and billionaires and take a hard look at the excessive amount of money we spend on the military as well as some other government agencies." /

Release: Sanders Calls for Ending Tax Breaks for the Wealthy
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Wikileaks and Iran Propaganda

I'm no fan of Amy Goodman or Noam Chomsky (though they are better than most of the media-- which is not saying much)-- but this video is still worth watching for the points about Iran and the particularly odious comments from SOS Clinton about Iran:
Note how she both uses the cables to bolster the case for attacking Iran but also say "alleged" cables. Pretty disgusting performance overall, and the whole thing is a glimpse into the sick mentality of the elites. Note what a relatively piddling military threat Iran is compared to the US. Note that the concern of most people in the middle east is Israel and the US.
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