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LVMPD audio: ‘There are at least two shooters with fully-automatic weapons’

Wed, 2017-10-04 10:34
Leaked LVMPD audio reveals how the mainstream media is hiding crucial details about last Sunday’s shooting at the Route 91 music festival in Las Vegas

(INTELLIHUB) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department audio captured during last Sunday’s active shooting at Mandalay Bay resort and casino reveals how officers confirmed that there were at least two shooters firing down onto the crowd of concertgoers attending the Route 91 music festival.

After a series of fully-automatic gunfire popped off and people started getting struck by flying rounds a team of law enforcement officers and another ‘element’ stormed the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay it was feared that there was an additional shooter on the 29th floor.

“We have a four-man team up here and we have another element moving to us. We will need the 29th floor,” one officer said. “It sounds like it’s confirmed, there are at least two shooters with fully-automatic weapons.”

Additionally, the audio recordings also reveal that a black Chevy dually pickup truck fled the parking lot during all of the commotions and that an older white male who was wearing fatigues and carrying a black bag was spotted retreating into a white RV by the Tropicana and the Motel 6. Pedestrians said that the man came from the area of the shooting.

Pedestrians said that the man came from the area of the shooting and a team eventually converged on the white RV.

At one point, a police car was commandeered by an unknown suspect while the two elements on the 32nd floor were cleared for 335 Zebra’s approach to the northernmost room.

“This is 335 Zebra. I need to know if we have that floor evacuated other than our suspects. We got […] sniper going up,” a voice called out over the radio.

That’s when 720 called in an confirmed he had a 12 man element entering the east side of the Mandalay Bay.

[End Audio]

It’s important to note that their may be a total media blackout and that other hotels may have been targeted.

Keep in mind, the New York Times failed to report the hard details in the conglomerate piece titled “Chaos at a Concert and a Frantic Search at Mandalay Bay.”

#MediaBlackout

#MandalayBay

Featured Image: daryl_mitchell/Flickr ©2017. INTELLIHUB.COM All Rights Reserved.  Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist, analyst, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Follow Shep on Facebook. Subscribe to Shep’s YouTube channel.

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Eyewitness claims bullets flew into the Bellagio lobby 30-45 minutes after the massacre

Wed, 2017-10-04 08:42
It appears that shootings may have also taken place at the Bellagio and at Caesar’s Palace about 30-45-minutes after the massacre at Mandalay Bay

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — A woman by the name of Rene Downs claims that the entire lobby of the Bellagio was a mess after bullets came whizzing in just 30-45-minutes after the Route 91 music festival massacre occurred over a mile-and-a-half away.

Downs recalls a chaotic scene as people came ‘flying’ into the lobby through the front doors.

Downs said that she was sitting with a man by the name of “Daniel,” presumably her husband, who got her down on the ground behind a table when she heard ‘pop, pop, pop!’

“For some reason, there has not been one reporting that we have heard from our friends or anything,” Downs said, pointing out the media blackout on the incident.

The following video shows the inside of the Bellagio while the hotel was on lockdown.

“I don’t know about other hotels but I know about the Bellagio because I hit the floor and Daniel jumped on top of me,” she said.

There were also reports of gunfire at Caesar’s Palace.

Hat Tip: @Tabertronic on Twitter

©2017. INTELLIHUB.COM All Rights Reserved.  Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist, analyst, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Follow Shep on Facebook. Subscribe to Shep’s YouTube channel.

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Was there a shooting at Caesar’s Palace 15-minutes after the music festival massacre?

Wed, 2017-10-04 07:05
Why did hundreds of people run for their lives at the Caesar’s Palace hotel and casino just 15-minutes after the Mandalay Bay massacre in which 59 people lost their lives?

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — A major panic ensued at Caesar’s Palace 15-minutes after the Route 91 music festival massacre causing hundreds of people to react and flee for their lives.

“Run! One man yelled while a woman was uncontrollably screaming at the top of her lungs in fear.

According to the video, the panic came in two waves about ten minutes apart.

Although the video doesn’t list the source of the panic, unconfirmed reports suggest that about ’20 gunshots’ may have broken out.

Cassie Harrison posted the following statement to Facebook following the shooting:

We were in Caesars Palace tonight and there was a shooting in there too. For some reason the news hasn’t even mention this.

We heard about the first shooting as we were walking and went into Caesars to wait it out. We were in the food court and all of sudden you see everyone running for their lives from the casino area right next to the food court. We took off and then I hear about 20 gun shots behind me. We took cover behind a wall and managed to escape through the kitchen. It was like a scene in a movie. The news isn’t saying anything so I thought everyone should know there were multiple shootings here tonight.

It’s not known why the panic has gone unreported by the mainstream media.

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The FBI still hasn’t even contacted the Vegas shooter’s brother

Wed, 2017-10-04 05:20
“I hope the hell they find when they do they autopsy that there is a tumor in his head or something because if they don’t then we are all in trouble”

(INTELLIHUB) — Eric Paddock, the shook up brother of the alleged 64-year-old shooter Stephen Paddock who killed 59 people and injured over 525 others told reporters Tuesday from outside his Orlando residence that he absolutely can not fathom that his brother committed such a heinous crime.

The brother of the shooter said that he ‘prays’ that officials find out that the 68-year-old had a ‘brain tumor’ and said that if he didn’t then ‘we are all in trouble.’

“When Steve can do this, then we are in deep shit because there is just nothing there,” Eric said. “I hope the hell they find when they do they autopsy that there is a tumor in his head or something because if they don’t then we are all in trouble.”

The brother also told reporters that it was unlikely that Steve would have carried the guns and ammunition up to his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino himself and that if he was really the shooter than Steve likely paid a bellhop “$100” to do it, presuming that his brother was the shooter as reported.

Eric told the press that his brother was ‘no different than you and me’ and said that something must have happened which drove him ‘into the pit of hell.’

“I’m praying for at least some data points because otherwise, it’s the bug in the Men In Black put on a Steve suit and went and did this,” he said. “He didn’t plan this for 35-years.”

Eric said that no one from the FBI has contacted him as of yet nor has anyone from the Las Vegas Police Department.

©2017. INTELLIHUB.COM All Rights Reserved.  Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist, analyst, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Follow Shep on Facebook. Subscribe to Shep’s YouTube channel.

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LVMPD releases officer-worn body camera footage of music festival massacre

Tue, 2017-10-03 21:38
Officer-worn body cam footage shows the terrifying moments in which 59 people were shot to death

(INTELLIHUB) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released officer-worn body camera footage showing a brief montage of the carnage that officers and others endured during Route 91 music festival massacre at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino where 59 people lost their lives.

The footage was released around 6:20 p.m. local time.

It is rumored on 4chan.org that the LVPD will be “dropping breadcrumbs” for reporters in upcoming press conferences.

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Man staying in room adjacent to Mandalay Bay shooter claims there were “multiple shooters” involved

Tue, 2017-10-03 18:15
Another eyewitness comes forth and says that there indeed were “multiple shooters” during the Route 91 music festival massacre at Mandalay Bay last Sunday

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — Australian Brian Hodge claims that he was staying in the room adjacent to the shooter’s room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino at the time of the massacre and claims that there were “multiple shooters” participating in the horrific crime which killed 59 people and injured over 500 others.

The Australian said that he eventually escaped the inside of the hotel but was then forced to hide in the bushes outside while he waited for the all clear.

“There were multiple people dead and multiple shooters,” he said.

Hodges claims that he was staying in room “32134” and that the alleged gunman was staying in room “32135.”

Aussie in this article was next door to snipers nest, claims multiple the gunman.. #VegasMassacrehttps://t.co/LyR6CiPz1q

— Rob Dew (@DewsNewz) October 3, 2017

Hat Tip: @DewsNewz on Twitter

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Neighbor of Las Vegas shooter claims he didn’t do it

Tue, 2017-10-03 15:23
“It’s gotta be a set-up,” says former Marine

A caller to the Michael Savage radio show who says he was neighbors with Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock asserts that Paddock could not have carried out the massacre and that it was actually a “set-up”.

The man, a former Marine who called himself Rick, says he was Paddock’s neighbor between December 2015 and June 2016 in Mesquite, Nevada.

“I can tell you 100% this is not that kind of guy,” said Rick, adding that he would see Paddock every other day and that the two would go to a local bar and play slot machines.

“He never even told me that he owned a gun,” continued the shooter’s neighbor, adding that Paddock did not express any religious or political opinions during their conversations.

“I’m not a big conspiracy theory guy, but it don’t sit right,” said Rick, before making the extraordinary claim that the whole shooting was a “set up” and that Paddock’s body may have been left in the hotel room while other assailants carried out the shooting.

The caller mentioned how some people in the crowd were warned 45 minutes before the shooting that they were going to die, suggesting that this was evidence of a wider plot and not a “lone wolf” attack.

As a firearms expert, he also questioned the lack of flashes coming from the hotel windows where the shooter was supposedly firing from.

Rick said he had already contacted the Clark County Sheriff’s Office to relay all the information he knew.

Although the claims are intriguing, it is important to remember that after virtually every terror attack and mass shooting, friends and neighbors express shock that the culprit would be capable of carrying out such horrors, with some outright denying it to be possible.

If Paddock was planning such a sophisticated operation and hoping to evade detection, he would not be blabbing details about it to his neighbors.

However, the neighbor’s claims are certain to attract more attention given that no specific motive has yet to be uncovered for the shooting.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Via Infowars

Featured Image: LAS VEGAS — The 2nd shooter appeared to be firing from a lower-level window just past the 7th partition from the farthest north point of the building September 30, 2017. (Screen capture via Google Maps)

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Vegas union worker blows whistle on “mandatory active shooter training” which was due “Sept. 30” at “12 a.m.”

Tue, 2017-10-03 13:14
Union paperwork suggests that something’s afoot about the Mandalay Bay Route 95 music festival massacre

(INTELLIHUB) — According to a report released by Youtuber “DAHBOO77,” a Las Vegas union worker released a photograph of a bulletin for a “mandatory active shooter training” with a “due date” of “Sept. 30, 2017, 12 a.m.,” which nearly coincides with the shooting.

Was such a drill held on the same day to serve as cover encase operatives or the shooter(s) were caught bringing weaponry into the Mandalay Bay?

The bulletin also mentioned “training in casino essentials” and talked about “completion of the course.”

DAHBOO77 explains:

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Video shows windows knocked out of Mandalay Bay midway up building, not on 32nd floor

Tue, 2017-10-03 12:28
Images and video have now surfaced showing 3 large window sections knocked out at Mandalay Bay but the question remains — who knocked them out?

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — A video posted by @almostjingo on Twitter Tuesday reveals that three plate glass window sections are missing midway up the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino, possibly signifying the areas may have been used as tactical vantage points by either law enforcement officers or an additional and unreported shooter during the Route 95 music festival massacre on Sunday.

pic.twitter.com/VO7LrGFZ69

— Rosie Unmasked (@almostjingo) October 3, 2017

Another picture shows better detail of the three missing window sections.

Left hand side bottom floors. Did you see that? pic.twitter.com/4GbEuPrbLv

— BEHIND THE BADGE (@judyrademacher2) October 3, 2017

Related: 

Close up video shows 2nd shooter firing ‘SAW’ out of a lower-level window at Mandalay Bay in Vegas

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Hat Tip: @Tabertronic on Twitter

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Close up video shows 2nd shooter firing ‘SAW’ out of a lower-level window at Mandalay Bay in Vegas

Tue, 2017-10-03 10:27
Video has emerged from a taxi driver who was outside Mandalay Bay on Sunday night possibly showing second shooter’s position, firing what sounds like an M239 SAW

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Breaking: Video footage appears to show a man inside the venue firing a fully-automatic rifle into Las Vegas crowd

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — A taxi driver found herself a little too close for comfort last Sunday night as she slowly navigated her vehicle through Mandalay Bay’s property while 59 people were massacred and 526 others were being struck by a hail of bullets.

Astonishingly, the driver managed to capture video footage of what may be a second shooter which contradicts the current mainstream media narrative which purports that only a single shooter fired from the 32 floor.

In the bombshell video, what appears to be oscillating muzzle flash can be seen emitting from a lower-level window about 7 rows over from the right (north side) of the building and fully-automatic gunfire can be heard which also appears to coincide with the muzzle flash.

“It seems like it [the gunfire] was coming from up there,” the taxi driver said as rounds started to pop off. “Oh shit! Alright, I’m out of here.”

The sound almost mimics that of an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), as pointed out by Joe Biggs, former U.S. Army 82nd.

“After watching videos and talking to some military friends we defiantly believe a 249 saw was used in Vegas attack,” Joe Biggs tweeted.

After watching videos and talking to some military friends we defiantly believe a 249 saw was used in Vegas attack

— Joe Biggs (@Rambobiggs) October 2, 2017

The following image depicts a light machine gun thought to be used by at least one of the shooters.

M249 Para fitted with Trijicon ACOG and RFI collapsible stock (Wikimedia Commons)

A detailed analysis of the taxi cab driver’s actual location shows that the driver had just exited the main entrance canopy to Mandalay Bay by the hotel and casino’s main sign and rounded a corner to the north.

This image shows the path the taxi cab driver took as she exited the canopy near the main entrance to Mandalay Bay on the night of Sept. 30, 2017. (She took the darker lower roadway next to the Mandalay Bay sign and headed north.) (Screen capture via Google Maps)

The driver was filming to the west.

This was the approximate vantage point the taxi driver had as she filmed fully-automatic gunfire emerge from a lower level window at Mandalay Bay Sept. 30, 2017. (Screen capture via Google Street View)

An aerial view best shows the actual position of the 2nd shooter.

LAS VEGAS — The 2nd shooter appeared to be firing from a lower-level window just past the 7th partition from the farthest north point of the building September 30, 2017. (Screen capture via Google Maps)

Another video shows gunfire emerging from a lower floor (presumably the 4th).

Others have suggested that the flashing light may be just that — a flashing light. You decide.

Please spread this article far and wide! Get this out there people! Something is going on.

Hat Tip: @Tabertronic on Twitter

Related:

Video footage appears to show a man inside the venue firing a fully-automatic rifle into Las Vegas crowd

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Three suspects potentially involved in deadly Mandalay Bay shooting, maybe more

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:31
Eyewitness says Hispanic lady threatened concertgoers moments before shooting: ‘You are all going to die’

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — A concertgoer told the media that she witnessed a ‘short Hispanic lady’ threatening attendees of the Route 95 music festival Saturday night with death before the woman was eventually escorted out of the venue by authorities along with her ‘Hispanic boyfriend’ just moments before over 50 people were shot to death and over 500 others were injured outside Mandalay Bay.

If the woman’s eyewitness report is accurate it would point to the fact that possibly up to three people were involved in the largest mass shooting to ever take place in U.S. history and that there may be more to the crime than meets the eye.

Las Vegas UPDATE: Shooter identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock – media https://t.co/dsFcGpEFGe #MandalayBay pic.twitter.com/k9SCnpZ9uD

— RT (@RT_com) October 2, 2017

The eyewitness told Sky News that the woman said that everyone at the concert was “going to die.”

#LasVegasShooting Haunting video from the mass shooting in Las Vegas this morning. #deadlyshooting #LasVegas #mandalaybay pic.twitter.com/9Xhz5AwBiS

— Stephanie Mills (@SMillsWAFF48) October 2, 2017

The eyewitness said that she left the concert about 15-minutes before the shooting actually started but said that she indeed witnessed a “Hispanic woman and her boyfriend” warning people that they were about to die.

“I thought that it had a positive correlation to it,” the eyewitness said. “Like obviously she was telling us that either to tell us to warn us or to tell us that we were all going to die and she was part of it. Her and her boyfriend were both Hispanic, they were shorter five-footers, probably about 5’5″- 5’6″ […] they just looked like everyday people.”

Authorities suspect that a man by the name of Stephen Paddock, 64, is the shooter and may have taken his own life.

Los Angeles, California (Ron Reiring/Flickr) ©2017. INTELLIHUB.COM All Rights Reserved.  Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist, analyst, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Follow Shep on Facebook. Subscribe to Shep’s YouTube channel.

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Marilyn Manson rushed to hospital during “Sweet Dreams” performance, crushed by stage props

Sun, 2017-10-01 17:49
Aged rock star may not be as agile as he used to be back in the day

NEW YORK CITY (INTELLIHUB) — Marilyn Manson, 48, was rushed to the hospital Saturday night after two really large metal handgun stage props collapsed as the rockstar attempted to scale them during his performance of the song “Sweet Dreams” at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Manson and his bandmates were in the middle of their set when the two metal pistols fell on top of him.

One person in attendance tweeted: “A piece of the set fell right on him :( :(.”

A piece of the set fell right on him :( :( @marilynmanson pic.twitter.com/p6KQLyXUOK

— Anthony (@antkneebee) October 1, 2017

“Wow… Unbelieveable. Hope you’re ok :(”

Wow… Unbelieveable. Hope you're ok @marilynmanson :(

— Anthony (@antkneebee) October 1, 2017

The following picture shows Manson being wheeled out.

First picture of Marilyn Manson on his way to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/wBHMmKUJsC

— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 1, 2017

The singer’s career is said to have plunged following the Columbine shooting and his rather stellar appearance on Bill O’Rilley’s “The Factor.”

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Woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria after wading through flood waters in storm-ravaged Houston

Sun, 2017-10-01 07:58

Earlier this month we reported that as flood waters receded in storm-ravaged Texas and Florida from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma respectively the risk of contracting tissue-eating bacteria was much higher. And while that story dealt primarily with brain-eating bacteria, the danger that other micro-sized flesh consumers could emerge was laid out.

It now appears as though the fears were well-founded.

As reported by USA Today, a woman who lived in a suburban Houston neighborhood that experienced severe flooding has now died from a flesh-eating bacteria. Harris County medical examiners say the bacteria entered her body via a tear in her skin.

The autopsy conducted by the medical examiner’s office found that 77-year-old Nancy Reed died Sept. 15 from necrotizing fasciitis, which is more commonly known as a “flesh-eating bacteria.”

“It was difficult to learn because we saw her a lot, very often, at all of our events,” Erica Badamo, the development manager at Village Learning and Achievement Center, an educational center for adults and children who have disabilities, told the paper. It turns out that Reed was a long-time donor to the center, as well as a volunteer at her church and a number of non-profit groups.

“God has gained an amazing angel,” added Tina Tilea, an administrative specialist for the center. “We’re going to miss her.”

Necrotizing fasciitis spreads very rapidly via muscle tissue and is known to cause organs to fail. While the type of bacteria was not identified specifically by the medical examiner’s office, streptococcus A, klebsiella, clositrium, E. coli, staphylococcus aureus and aeromonas hydrophila are among the bacteria that can lead to the disease and are also found often in flood water, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (Related: Boost your defenses against flesh-eating bacteria.)

Meanwhile, vibrio vulnificus, which is yet another bacteria type, are found in brackish water.

Local emergency medical officials were expecting such cases.

“It’s tragic,” but “this is one of the things we’d been worrying about once the flooding began, that something like this might occur,” Dr. David Persse, Houston’s emergency medical services director, told the Houston Chronicle. “My heart goes out to the family.”

The paper said that Reed fell while at her son’s home, cutting and fracturing her arm, according to a family friend. After the wound became infected she went to a local hospital, then was transferred to another where she died.

Turns out this isn’t the only case of necrotizing fasciitis stemming from Hurricane Harvey. J.R. Atkins of Missouri City, Texas, a former firefighter and paramedic, is warning friends about the bacteria after he developed necrotizing fasciitis from a bug bite, Country Livingreported on its website.

Atkins was paddling through his flooded neighborhood in a canoe after the storm wearing a jacket, waterproof pants, and rain boots, but no gloves because did not anticipate leaving his canoe and he did not have any open cuts on either hand.

But unbeknownst to him, he was bitten by an insect; later, his hand and forearm came into contact with Harvey floodwater. By the next day, his hand and arm were red and swollen.

His wife took him to the hospital emergency room, where he was admitted and, for the next 10 days — five of which were spent in intensive care — he underwent three surgeries to deal with the strep-A bacteria that managed to enter through the tiny wound caused by the bug bit.

Doctors told Adkins’ wife that his condition was extremely serious and even life-threatening, as 25 percent of necrotizing fasciitis cases are fatal.

“You want to stay dry,” Adkins tells people. “Completely cover your skin with waterproof clothes and make sure any open wounds are sealed with material that water cannot penetrate.” And he warns that a mask is necessary to keep from breathing in bacteria-infested water droplets.

Preppers, take note.

Via Natural News

Featured Image: Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston, Texas to aid citizens in heavily flooded areas from the storms of Hurricane Harvey. (Photos by Lt. Zachary West , 100th MPAD) (Texas Military Department/Flickr)

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Coverup? FBI, DOJ refuse to comply with Congressional ‘Trump Dossier’ Subpoena

Sun, 2017-10-01 07:43

In what looks like a naked coverup meant to obscure the fact that the Department of Justice’s decision to launch a criminal investigation into possible Russia-Trump collusion was based on a lie, Reuters reports that the DOJ and FBI are resisting a Congressional subpoena from to turn over documents that would reveal details about how the infamous “Trump dossier” factored into their decision to launch said investigation.

Despite receiving the subpoena from US Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, the FBI is steadfastly refusing to turn over the documents because the agency says they would purportedly compromise an ongoing criminal investigation (the FBI’s investigation into Mueller). More likely, the agency’s intransigence stems from fears that the one Russia collusion narrative that Democrats have actively worked to suppress could come back to haunt them.

The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas in August seeking ‘any and all documents’ about both agencies’ dealings with former MI6 officer Christopher Steele, according to a letter seen by Reuters from committee chairman Devin Nunes, a Trump supporter.

Steele compiled the so-called Trump dossier, which Trump was told by FBI director James Comey contained salacious material about the businessman-turned president. Trump and his associates have said the dossier’s contents were false.

As we noted earlier this month when the subpoenas were first filed, the now-infamous Trump dossier was provided to the FBI even though it contained knowingly inaccurate allegations. Russia-born financier and Putin opponent Bill Browder revealed as much during an explosive piece of testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee over the summer that was multilaterally ignored by the media, when he claimed that the document was indirectly financed by a “senior Russian government official.”

Unsurprisingly, Nunes and his fellow Republicans are spearheading the subpoena effort, while Democrats on the committee, including leading anti-Trumper Adam Schiff, have resisted their efforts at every turn, claiming the subpoenas are part of a plan to try and “discredit” the dossier’s author, former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.

To be sure, many of the claims Steele made in the dossier have already been discredited. For example, the FBI has found no evidence, for example, supporting the dossier’s claim that an attorney for Mr. Trump went to the Czech Republic to meet Kremlin officials, U.S. officials said. The attorney has also denied the claim.

For their part, Republicans on the committee contend that understanding the genesis of the dossier, and whether it was created with the explicit intention of sabotaging Trump, is important.

Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee has also been battling with the Justice Department for months over its request to interview two FBI officials about Trump’s dismissal in May of Comey as FBI chief, according to letters from the committee and the department. On Sept. 22, it agreed that it would be “appropriate” for the officials to testify provided that it would be in a classified setting and did not interfere with Mueller’s inquiry.

Not unlike the Ring of Sauron from “The Lord of the Rings”, the Trump dossier has created problems for everyone who has touched it. Buzzfeed is being sued for defamation by an individual who was named in the dossier in a case that bears several eerie similarities to the Hulk Hogan lawsuit that killed Gawker. CNN published a series of embarrassing clarifications and retractions. Fusion GPS, the firm that hired Steele, has been widely criticized for its role in creating the document, and one of its founders was finally compelled to privately testify before a Senate committee after months of dragging his feet.

It has embarrassed the DOJ, which reportedly cited some of its unproven allegations as justification for launching a criminal probe into the Trump campaign – a probe that has dragged on for nearly nine months now, without producing anything that looks like actionable evidence against the president.

It’s long past time for the intelligence agencies to come clean about how the document factored into their thinking. Considering the volume of leaks meant to convey the implication of shadiness without providing anything in the way of actual evidence of collusion, it’s understandable why Trump’s loyalists in Congress want to expose the lies underpinning the collusion narrative.

Via Ron Paul Institute

Featured Image: Dave Newman/Flickr

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has assembled a team of 16 seasoned prosecutors

Sat, 2017-09-30 07:19

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has assembled a team of more than a dozen seasoned prosecutors to probe Russian interference in the 2016 election, including any potential collusion between Russian agents and members of Donald Trump’s campaign.

In addition to a squad of agents from the FBI and the IRS, Mueller has 16 attorneys on staff, a spokesperson for Special Counsel Robert Mueller confirmed to ABC News, but only 14 of them have been identified publicly.

Via ABC News

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Austria moves to ban the burqa

Sat, 2017-09-30 07:11

New restrictions come into force in Austria on Sunday banning the wearing of the full Islamic veil and other items concealing the face in public places and buildings.

Exemptions “under certain conditions” include items like clown disguises “at cultural events”, work wear such as medical masks, and scarves in cold weather, the government says.

The restrictions are aimed at “ensuring the cohesion of society in an open society”, it says. Violations will be punished with a fine of up to 150 euros ($177).

“Acceptance and respect of Austrian values are basic conditions for successful cohabitation between the majority Austrian population and people from third countries living in Austria,” Vienna says.

Via AFP

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NFL’s Oakland Raiders threw game after white QB refused to kneel for national anthem

Sat, 2017-09-30 06:41

A new report from The Armstrong and Getty Radio Show has sent shockwaves throughout the sports world after it was claimed that members of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders may have purposefully allowed their star quarterback to get sacked multiple times after he refused to kneel during the National Anthem.

If true, this would essentially mean that an NFL football game was illegally thrown over anger that one of the teams star white players did not believe that kneeling during the nation’s anthem was the correct way to protest supposed racial injustice in America.

In other words, an epic level scandal.

During the anthem, virtually the entire team was seen kneeling other than the teams coaches and star quarterback Derek Carr. Unfortunately, this may have not set well with the team’s offensive line as they were apparently the players who spearheaded the entire idea to kneel as a team in the first.

“This is one hell of a scandal with the NFL, could ruin the whole league,” claimed the show before detailing the fact that Carr was sacked two times in a row on the teams second drive and that the team’s usually dependable center snapped the ball at the wrong time in three different instances. Extremely capable receivers also made multiple “weird” drops of passes thrown by Carr that T.V. announcers even noted at the time.

The radio show then revealed bombshell “insider information” from an “extremely reliable” source who claimed that members of the Oakland Raiders did indeed throw the game as a sort of punishment for Carr choosing to not use the countries anthem to make a political statement.

“He wants to stand alone, he can stand alone on the field,” one of the teams offensive lineman said, according to the shows source. Keep in mind, the offensive line are literally the guys whose job it is to protect the quarterback, in this case the star player who didn’t kneel.

Amazingly, the circumstantial (and possible direct) proof didn’t end there as the show then claimed that this same source also revealed that a local team reporter got wind of the story and asked a team official for comment. What he was apparently told in response has all the hallmarks of a team trying to cover up a major scandal.

“If you report on this, you will be blackballed, you will not get access to the Raiders period,” the reporter was supposedly told. “Your career covering the team will be over”.

While there are obviously major legal and ethical issues if this is true, it also paints a sad picture of a football league divided by a political and media establishment all too happy to cause as much racial divide in the country as possible. For as long as Americans focus on differences between each other, the global elites power remains completely unthreatened.

FULL REPORT:

Via SHTFPlan

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Whatever happened to America?

Fri, 2017-09-29 11:46

Over the course of my lifetime, America has become an infantile country.

When I was born America was a nation. Today it is a diverse country in which various segments divided by race, gender, and sexual preference, preach hate toward other segments. Currently, white heterosexual males are losing in the hate game, but once hate is unleashed it can turn on any and every one. Working class white males understand that they are the new underclass in a diversity country in which everyone has privileges except them. Many of the university educated group of heterosexual white males are too brainwashed to understand what is happening to them. Indeed, some of them are so successfully brainwashed that they think it is their just punishment as a white male to be downtrodden.

Donald Trump’s presidency has been wrecked by hate groups, i.e., the liberal/progressive/left who hate the “racist, misogynist, homophobic, gun nut working class” that elected Trump (see Eric Draitser, “Why He Won,” in CounterPunch, vol. 23, No. 1, 2017). For the liberal/progressive/left Trump is an illegitimate president because he was elected by illegitimate voters.
Today the American left hates the working class with such intensity that the left is comfortable with the left’s alliance with the One Percent and the military/security complex against Trump.

America, the melting pot that produced a nation was destroyed by Identity Politics. Identity Politics divides a population into hate groups. This group hates that one and so on. In the US the most hated group is a southern white heterosexual male.

To rule America Identity Politics is competing with a more powerful group—the military/security complex supported by the neoconservative ideology of American world hegemony.

Currently, Identity Politics and the military/security complex are working hand-in-hand to destroy President Trump. Trump is hated by the powerful military/security complex because Trump wanted to “normalize relations with Russia,” that is, remove the “Russian threat” that is essential to the power and budget of the military/security complex. Trump is hated by Identity Politics because the imbeciles think no one voted for him but racist, misogynists, homophobic gun-nuts.

The fact that Trump intended to unwind the dangerous tensions that the Obama regime has created with Russia became his hangman’s noose. Designated as “Putin’s agent,” President Trump is possibly in the process of being framed by a Special Prosecutor, none other than member of the Shadow Government and former FBI director Robert Mueller. Mueller knows that whatever lie he tells will be accepted by the media presstitutes as the Holy Truth. However, as Trump, seeking self-preservation, moves into the war camp, it might not be necessary for the shadow government to eliminate him.

So the Great American Democracy, The Morally Pure Country, is actually a cover for the profits and power of the military/security complex. What is exceptional about America is the size of the corruption and evil in the government and in the private interest groups that control the government.

It wasn’t always this way. In 1958 at the height of the Cold War a young Texan, Van Cliburn, 23 years of age, ventured to show up at the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. Given the rivalry between the military powers, what chance did an American have of walking away with the prize? The cold warriors of the time would, if asked, had said none.

But Van Cliburn electrified the audience, the Moscow Symphony, and the famous conductor. His reception by the Soviet audience was extraordinary. The judges went to Khrushchev and asked, “Can we give the prize to the American?” Khrushchev asked, “Was he the best.” The answer, “Yes.” “Well, then give him the prize.”

The Cold War should have ended right there, but the military/security complex would not allow it.

You can watch the performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV4wyxHMY9I

In other words, the Soviet Union, unlike America today, did not need to prevail over the truth. The Soviets gave what has perhaps become the most famous of all prizes of musical competition to an American. The Soviets were able to see and recognize truth, something few Americans any longer can do.

The supporters of this website are supporters because, unlike their brainwashed fellows who are tightly locked within The Matrix, they can tell the difference between truth and propaganda. The supporters of this website comprise the few who, if it is possible, will save America and the world from the evil that prevails in Washington.

Van Cliburn came home to America a hero. He went on to a grand concert career. If Van Cliburn had been judged in his day, as Donald Trump is today for wanting to defuse the dangerously high level of tensions with Russia, Van Cliburn would have been greeted on his return with a Soviet prize as a traitor. The New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, NPR and the rest of the presstitutes would have denounced him up one street and down another. How dare Van Cliburn legitimize the Soviet Union by participating in a music competition and accepting a Soviet prize!

Did you know that Van Cliburn, after his talented mother had provided all the music instruction she could, studied under a RUSSIAN woman? What more proof do you need that Van Cliburn was a traitor to America? Imagine, he studied under a RUSSIAN! I mean, really! Isn’t this a RUSSIAN connection?!

How can we avoid the fact that all those music critics at the New York Times and Washington Post were also RUSSIAN agents. I mean, gosh, they actually praised Van Cliburn for playing RUSSIAN music in MOSCOW so well.

Makes a person wonder if Ronald Reagan wasn’t also a RUSSIAN agent. Reagan, actually convinced Van Cliburn to come out of retirement and to play in the White House for Soviet leader Gorbachev, with whom Reagan was trying to end the Cold War.

I am making fun of what passes for reasoning today. Reason has been displaced by denunciation. If someone, anyone, says something, that can be misconstrued and denounced, it will be, the meaning of what was said not withstanding. Consider the recent statement by the Deputy Prime Minister of Japan, Taro Aso, in an address to members of his ruling political party. He said: “I don’t question your motives to be a politician. But the results are important. Hitler, who killed millions of people, was no good, even if his motives were right.”

To anyone capable of reason, it is perfectly clear that Aso is saying that the ends don’t justify the means. “Even if” is conditional. Aso is saying that even if Hitler acted in behalf of a just cause, his means were impermissible.

Aso, a man of principle, is instructing his party’s politicians to be moral beings and not to sacrifice morality to a cause, much less an American cause of Japanese rearmament so as to amplify Washington’s aggression toward China.

The response to a simple and straight forward statement that not even in politics do the ends justify the means was instant denunciation of the Deputy Prime Minister for “shameful” and “dangerous” remarks suggesting that Hitler “had the right motives.”

Arrgh! screamed the Simon Wiesenthal Center which saw a new holocaust in the making. Reuters reported that Aso had put his foot in his mouth by making remarks that “could be interpreted as a defense of Adolf Hitler’s motive for genocide during World War Two.” Even RT, to which we normally look for real as opposed to fake news, joined in the misreporting. The chairman of the Japanese opposition party joined in, terming Aso’s statement that the ends don’t justify the means “a serious gaffe.”

Of course the South Koreans and the Chinese, who have WWII resentments against Japan, could not let the opportunity pass that the Western media created, and also unloaded on Japan, condemning the Deputy Prime Minister as a modern advocate of Hitlerism. The Chinese and South Koreans were too busy settling old scores to realize that by jumping on Aso they were undermining the Japanese opposition to the re-militarization of Japan, which will be at their expense.

Aso is astonished by the misrepresentation of his words. He said, “I used Hitler as an example of a bad politician. It is regrettable that my comment was misinterpreted and caused misunderstanding.”

It seems that hardly anyone was capable of comprehending what Aso said. He clearly denounced Hitler, declaring Hitler “no good,” but no one cared. He used the word, “Hitler,” which was sufficient to set off the explosion of denunciation. Aso responded by withdrawing Hitler as his example of a “bad politician.” And this is a victory?

The media, even RT alas, was quick to point out that Aso was already suspect. In 2013 Aso opposed the overturning of Japan’s pacifist constitution that Washington was pushing in order to recruit Japan in a new war front against China. Aso, in the indirect way that the Japanese approach dissent, said “Germany’s Weimar Constitution was changed [by the Nazis] before anyone knew. It was changed before anyone else noticed. Why don’t we learn from the technique?” Aso’s remarks were instantly misrepresented as his endorsement of surreptitiously changing Japan’s constitution, which was Washington’s aim, whereas Aso was defending its pacifist constraint, pointing out that Japan’s pacificist Constitution was being changed without voters’ consent.

An explanation of Aso’s words, something that never would have needed doing prior to our illiterate times, has its own risks. Many Americans confuse an explanation with a defense. Thus, an explanation can bring denunciation for “defending a Japanese nazi.” Considering the number of intellectually-challenged Americans, I expect to read many such denunciations.

This is the problem with being a truthful writer in these times. More people want someone to denounce than want truth. Truth-tellers are persona non grata to the ruling establishment and to proponents of Identity Politics. It is unclear how much longer truth will be permitted to be expressed. Already it is much safer and more remunerative to tell the official lies than to tell the truth.

More people want their inculcated biases and beliefs affirmed by what they read than want to reconsider what they think, especially if changing their view puts them at odds with their peers. Most people believe what is convenient for them and what they want to believe. Facts are not important to them. Indeed, Americans deny the facts before their eyes each and every day. How can America be a superpower when the population, for the most part, is completely ignorant and brainwashed?

When truth-tellers are no more, it is unlikely they will be missed. No one will even know that they are gone. Already, gobs of people are unable to follow a reasoned argument based on undisputed facts.

Take something simple and clear, such as the conflict over several decades between North and South leading to the breakup of the union. The conflict was economic. It was over tariffs. The North wanted them in order to protect northern industry from lower priced British manufactures. Without tariffs, northern industry was hemmed in by British goods and could not develop.

The South did not want the tariffs because it meant higher prices for the South and likely retaliation against the South’s export of cotton. The South saw the conflict in terms of lower income forced on southerners so that northern manufacturers could have higher incomes. The argument over the division of new states carved from former Indian territories was about keeping the voting balance equal in Congress so that a stiff tariff could not be passed. It is what the debates show. So many historians have written about these documented facts.

Slavery was not the issue, because as Lincoln said in his inaugural address, he had no inclination and no power to abolish slavery. Slavery was a states rights issue reserved to the states by the US Constitution.

The issue, Lincoln said in his inaugural address, was the collection of the tariff. There was no need, he said, for invasion or bloodshed. The South just needed to permit the federal government to collect the duties on imports. The northern states actually passed an amendment to the Constitution that prohibited slavery from ever being abolished by the federal government, and Lincoln gave his support.

For the South the problem was not slavery. The legality of slavery was clear and accepted by Lincoln in his inaugural address as a states right. However, a tariff was one of the powers given by the Constitution to the federal government. Under the Constitution, the South was required to accept a tariff if it passed Congress and was signed by the President. A tariff had passed two days prior to Lincoln’s inauguration.

The South couldn’t point at the real reason it was leaving the union—the tariff—if the South wanted to blame the north for its secession. In order to blame the North for the breakup of the union (the British are leaving the European Union without a war), the South turned to the nullification by some northern states of the federal law and US Constitutional provision (Article 4, Section 2) that required the return of runaway slaves. South Carolina’s secession document said that some Northern states by not returning slaves had broken the contract on which the union was formed. South Carolina’s argument became the basis for the secession documents of other states.

In other words, slavery became an issue in the secession because some Northern states—but not the federal government—refused to comply with the constitutional obligation to return property as required by the US Constitution.

South Carolina was correct, but the northern states were acting as individual states, not as the federal government. It wasn’t Lincoln who nullified the Fugitive Slave Act, and states were not allowed to nullify constitutional provisions or federal law within the powers assigned to the federal government by the Constitution. Lincoln upheld the Fugitive Slave Act. In effect, what the South did was to nullify the power that the Constitution gives to the federal government to levy a tariff. Apologists for the South ignore this fact. The South had no more power under the Constitution to nullify a tariff than northern states had to nullify the Fugitive Slave Act.

Slavery was not, under the Constitution, a federal issue, but the tariff was. It was the South’s refusal of the tariff that caused Lincoln to invade the Confederacy.

You need to understand that in those days people thought of themselves as citizens of the individual states, not as citizens of the United States, just as today people in Europe think of themselves as citizens of France, Germany, Italy, etc., and not as citizens of the European Union. In was in the states that most government power resided. Robert E. Lee refused the offer of the command of the Union Army on the grounds that it would be treasonous for him to attack his own country of Virginia.

Having explained history as it was understood prior to its rewrite by Identity Politics (http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/08/23/know-called-civil-war-not-slavery/), which has thrown history down the Orwellian Memory Hole, I was accused of “lying about the motivations of the South” by a reason-impaired reader.

In this reader we see not only the uninformed modern American but also the rudness of the uninformed modern American. I could understand a reader writing that perhaps I had misunderstood the secession documents, but “lying about the motivations of the South”? It is extraordinary to be called a liar by a reader incapable of understanding the issues. President Lincoln and the northern states gave the South complete and unequivable assurances about slavery, but not about tariffs.

The reader sees a defense of slavery in the secession documents but is unable to grasp the wider picture that the South is making a states rights argument that some northern states, in the words of the South Carolina secession document, “have denied the rights of property . . . recognized by the Constitution.” The reader saw that the documents mentioned slavery but not tariffs, and concluded that slavery was the reason that the South seceded.

It did not occur to the reason-impaired reader to wonder why the South would secede over slavery when the federal government was not threatening slavery. In his inaugural address Lincoln said that he had neither the power nor the inclination to forbid slavery. The North gave the South more assurances about slavery by passing the Corwin Amendment that added to the existing constitutional protection of slavery by putting in a special constitutional amendment upholding slavery. As slavery was under no threat, why would the South secede over slavery?

The tariff was a threat, and it was a tariff, not a bill outlawing slavery, that had just passed. Unlike slavery, which the Constitution left to the discretion of individual states, tariffs were a federal issue. Under the Constitution states had no rights to nullify tariffs. Therefore, the South wanted out.

It also does not occur to the reason-impaired reader that if the war was over slavery why have historians, even court historians, been unable to find evidence of that in the letters and diaries of the soldiers on both sides?

In other words, we have a very full context here, and none of it supports that the war was fought over slavery. But the reader sees some words about slavery in the secession documents and his reasoning ability cannot get beyond those words.

This is the same absence of reasoning ability that led to the false conclusion that the Deputy Prime Minister of Japan was an admirer of Hitler.

Now for an example of an emotionally-impaired reader, one so emotional that he is unable to comprehend the meaning of his own words. This reader read Thomas DiLorenzo’s article (http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/08/21/lincoln-myth-ideological-cornerstone-america-empire/) and my article (http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/08/28/weaponization-history-journalism/) as an “absolution of the South” and as “whitewashing of the South.” Of what he doesn’t say. Slavery? Secession? All that I and DiLorenzo offer are explanations. DiLorenzo is a Pennsylvanian. I grew up in the South but lived my life outside it. Neither of us are trying to resurrect the Confederacy. As I understand DiLorenzo, his main point is that the so-called “civil war” destroyed the original US Constitution and centralized power in Washington in the interest of Empire. I am pointing out that ignorance has spawned a false history that is causing a lot of orchestrated hate. Neither of us thinks that the country needs the hate and the division hate causes. We need to be united against the centralized power in Washington that is turning on the people.

Carried away by emotion, the reader dashed off an article to refute us. My interest is not to ridicule the reader but to use him as an example of the emotionally-impaired American. Therefore, I am protecting him from personal ridicule by not naming him or linking to his nonsensical article. My only interest is to illustrate how for too many Americans emotion precludes reason.

First, the reader in his article calls DiLorenzo and I names and then projects his sin upon us, accusing us of “name-calling,” which he says is “a poor substitute for proving points.”

Here is his second mistake. DiLorenzo and I are not “proving points.” We are stating long established known facts and asking how a new history has been created that is removed from the known facts.

So how does the emotionally-disturbed reader refute us in his article? He doesn’t. He proves our point.

First he acknowledges “what American history textbooks for decades have acknowledged: The North did not go to War to stop slavery. Lincoln went to war to save the Union.”

How does he get rid of the Corwin Amendment. He doesn’t. He says everyone, even “the most ardent Lincoln-worshipping court historian,” knows that the North and Lincoln gave the South assurances that the federal government would not involve itself in the slavery issue.

In other words, the reader says that there is nothing original in my article or DiLorenzo’s and that it is just the standard history, so why is he taking exception to it?

The answer seems to be that after agreeing with us that Lincoln did not go to war over slavery and gave the South no reason to go to war over slavery, the reader says that the South did go to war over slavery. He says that the war was fought over the issue of expanding slavery into new states created from Indian territories.

This is an extremely problematic claim for two indisputable reasons.

First, the South went to war because Lincoln invaded the South.

Second, the South had seceded and no longer had any interest in the status of new territories.

As I reported in my article, it is established historical record that the conflict over the expansion of slavery as new states were added to the Union was a fight over the tariff vote in Congress. The South was trying to keep enough representation to block the passage of a tariff, and the North was trying to gain enough representation to enact protectionism over the free trade South.

It is so emotionally important to the reader that the war was over slavery that he alleges that the reason the South was not seduced by the Corwin Amendment is that it did not guarantee the expansion of slavery into new states, but only protected slavery in those states in which it existed. In other words, the reader asserts that the South fought for an hegemonic ideology of slavery in the Union. But the South had left the Union, so clearly it wasn’t fighting to expand slavery outside its borders. Moreover, the North gave the South no assurances over the South’s real concern—its economic exploitation by the North. The same day the North passed the Corwin Amendment the North passed the tariff. Clearly, it was not assurances over slavery that mattered to the South. Slavery was protected by states rights. It was the tariff that was important to the South.

Whereas the tariff was the issue that brought the conflict to a head, correspondence between Lord Acton and Robert E. Lee shows that the deeper issue was liberty and its protection from centralized power. On November 4, 1866, Lord Acton wrote to Robert E. Lee: “I saw in State Rights the only availing check upon the absolutism of the sovereign will, and secession filled me with hope, not as the destruction but as the redemption of Democracy.” Acton saw in the US Constitution defects that could lead to the rise of despotism. Acton regarded the Confederate Constitution as “expressly and wisely calculated to remedy” the defects in the US Constitution. The Confederate Constitution, Acton said, was a “great Reform [that] would have blessed all the races of mankind by establishing true freedom purged of the native dangers and disorders of Republics.” https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/09/no_author/famed-libertarian-writes-robert-e-lee/

Lee replied: “I yet believe that the maintenance of the rights and authority reserved to the states and to the people, not only essential to the adjustment and balance of the general system, but the safeguard to the continuance of a free government. I consider it as the chief source of stability to our political system, whereas the consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it.”

A present day American unfamiliar with the 18th and 19th century efforts to create a government that could not degenerate into despotism will see hypocrisy in this correspondence and misread it. How, the present day American will ask, could Acton and Lee be talking about establishing true freedom when slavery existed? The answer is that Acton and Lee, like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, understood that there were more ways of being enslaved than being bought and sold. If the battle is lost over the character of government and power becomes centralized, then all are enslaved.

Lee’s prediction of a government “aggressive abroad and despotic at home” has come true. What is despotism if not indefinite detention on suspicion alone without evidence or conviction, if not execution on suspicion alone without due process of law, if not universal spying and searches without warrants?

What I find extraordinary about today’s concern with slavery in the 1800s is the lack of concern with our enslavement today. It is amazing that Americans do not realize that they were enslaved by the passage of the income tax in 1913. Consider the definition of a slave. It is a person who does not own his own labor or the products of his own labor. Of course, if the slave is to live to work another day some of his labor must go to his subsistance. How much depended on the technology and labor productivity. On 19th century southern plantations, the slave tax seems to have been limited short of the 50% rate.

When I entered the US Treasury as Assistant Secretary, the top tax rate on personal income was 50%. During the medieval era, serfs did not own all of their own labor. At the time I studied the era, the top tax rate on serfs was believed to have been limited to one-third of the serf’s working time. Given labor productivity in those days, any higher tax would have prevented the reproduction of the labor force.

So what explains the concern about wage slavery in 1860 but not in 2017?
The answer seems to be Diversity Politics. In 1860 blacks had the burden of wage slavery. In 2017 all have the burden except for the rich whose income is in the form of capital gains and those among the poor who don’t work. Identity Politics cannot present today’s wage slavery as the unique burden of a “preferred minority.” Today those most subjected to wage slavery are the white professionals in the upper middle class. That is where the tax burden is highest. Americans living at public expense are exempted from wage slavery by lack of taxable income. Consequently, the liberal/progressive/left only objects to 19th century wage slavery. 20th Century wage slavery is perfectly acceptable to the liberal/progressive/left. Indeed, they want more of it.

People can no longer think or reason. There seems to be no rational component in their brain, just emotion set into action by fuse-lighting words.
Here is an example hot off the press. This month in Cobb County, Georgia, a car was pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol. The white police lieutenant requested the ID of a white woman. She replied that she is afraid to reach into her purse for her license, because she has read many stories of people being shot because police officers conclude that they are reaching for a gun. Instead of tasering the woman for non-compliance, yanking her out of the car, and body slamming her, the lieutenant diffused the situation by making light of her concern. “We only shoot black people, you know.” This is what a person would conclude from the news, because seldom is a big stink made when the police shoot a white person.

The upshot of the story is that the lieutenant’s words were recorded on his recorder and when they were entered as part of the incident report, the chief of police announced that the lieutenant was guilty of “racial insensitivity” and would be fired for the offense.

Now think about this. A little reasoning is necessary. How are the words racially insensitive when no black persons were present? How are the words racially insensitive when the lieutenant said exactly what blacks themselves say? And now the clincher: Which is the real insensitivity, saying “we only shoot black people” or actually shooting black people? How is it possible that the officer who uses “racially insensitive” words to diffuse a situation is more worthy of punishment that an officer who actually shoots a black person? Seldom is an officer who has shot a black, white, hispanic, Asian, child, grandmother, cripple, or the family dog ever fired. The usual “investigation” clears the officer on the grounds that he had grounds to fear his life was in danger—precisely the reason the woman didn’t want to reach into her purse.

For a person who tries to tell the truth, writing is a frustrating and discouraging experience. What is the point of writing for people who cannot read, who cannot follow a logical argument because their limited mental capabilities are entirely based in emotion, who have no idea of the consequence of a population imbued with hate that destroys a nation in divisiveness?

I ask myself this question every time I write a column.

Indeed, given the policies of Google and PayPal it seems more or less certain that before much longer anyone who speaks outside The Matrix will be shut down.

Free speech is only allowed for propagandists. Megyn Kelly has free speech as long as her free speech lies for the ruling establishment. Her lies are protected by an entire media network backed by the Shadow Government and the Deep State.

My truth is backed only by your support.

Via Paul Craig Roberts

Featured Image: Sergio Vassio Photography/Flickr

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More reason to be a prepper: Aid is arriving by the ton in Puerto Rico, but it’s NOT getting to the people because the logistics chain has been destroyed

Fri, 2017-09-29 09:55

The devastation to Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria more than a week ago continues to provide object lessons in the necessity of becoming a prepper full-time and not just as some passing fad.

You may recall that the storm completely knocked out the island’s entire electrical power grid. Besides that, there has been massive destruction and flooding. What goods remained after the storm blew through are long gone. Aid workers and National Guard troops are working hard to restore basic services, but another problem has cropped up.

Food, fresh water, and basic supplies are arriving by the ton. Thousands of shipping containers brought in by scores of cargo ships are piling up on the docks of Puerto Rico’s main ports, which have been reopening steadily as workers cleared storm debris in Maria’s aftermath.

The problem is that the logistical chain has been destroyed; there’s no way to quickly distribute the tons of food and supplies that are being shipped in, and it’s not clear that food and water will be distributed quickly enough before people start dying.

As reported by Bloomberg News:

Thousands of cargo containers bearing millions of emergency meals and other relief supplies have been piling up on San Juan’s docks since Saturday. The mountains of material may not reach storm survivors for days.

Like lemmings, mainstream media journalists have been criticizing the Trump administration for its alleged “slow response” to the disaster in Puerto Rico, but clearly, the problem does not lie with the White House. Rather, it’s simple logistics; infrastructure has been demolished and there’s little in place to actually distribute the tons of supplies coming in.

“There are plenty of ships and plenty of cargo to come into the island,” Mark Miller, a spokesman for Crowley Maritime Corp., a Jacksonville, Florida-based firm that operates a dock in the island’s capital of San Juan. “From there, that’s where the supply chain breaks down — getting the goods from the port to the people on the island who need them.” (Related: Hurricane Harvey proves again why it is foolish if you don’t become a prepper.)

Bloomberg noted that distributors for small retailers and the big box stores are currently unloading some 4,000 20-foot shipping containers that are full of necessities — millions of emergency meals, fresh water, soap, and other commodities. And although the Trump administration has taken steps to ease shipping to Puerto Rico, in part by temporarily waiving the Jones Act*, docks are serving as choke points in the ongoing effort to provide relief for storm victims.

Now, there is a race on to get supplies where they are most needed — which is practically the entire island of 3.4 million — before people start dying, officials say. There is still no electricity or phone service throughout most of the island, and it should be noted that the grid was destroyed during Puerto Rico’s hottest season of the year. Worse, the island’s governor, Ricardo Rossello, said recently the grid was already in poor shape and now may not be fully restored for weeks or even months.

Of the island’s 69 hospitals, just 11 have power and fuel for generators. Without quick access to fresh water, health officials are warning that disease is about to become rampant.

Rossello said that 33 hospitals are functioning, there are 11 aid distribution centers operating, and 170 shelters for the homeless. But it’s not enough, not by a long shot.

“You have FEMA personnel spread thin, you’ve got DOD personnel spread thin,” said Senator James Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma. “Puerto Rico is the biggest challenge of all of them. It’s obliterated their ports, their airports, their infrastructure, their electricity, and supplies need to go by boats. It’s a very challenging situation.”

*Per Bloomberg: “The 1920 Jones Act is a maritime law requiring shipments of goods between two U.S. ports to be made with American-flagged vessels, manned by American crews.”

Via Natural News

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Total Individual Control Technology: Insider exposes how you & your DNA are being targeted

Fri, 2017-09-29 08:55

Total Individual Control Technology is a nefarious type of EM (Electromagnetic) and V2K (Voice to Skull) weaponized technology that is being experimented with and deployed against segments of the American population. Those attacked by this electronic stalking are known as TIs (Targeted Individuals). Recently another brave whistleblower has stepped forward to expose it. Bryan Kofron (who formerly used the alias of Justin Carter) is a security industry specialist who used to work for a private security company SIS (Security Industry Specialists) in Seattle, Washington. He quit in disgust after realizing that his former firm, and others just like it, were actively using this so-called total individual control technology to target people, then ultimately control and destroy their lives. Since he quit, he has himself become a victim of the technology via gangstalking.

What Total Individual Control Technology is Capable Of

According to Kofron, this technology is so advanced that it can be used to read your mind, program your mind with thoughts (that you would believe are your own) and induce emotional states in you (including pain, hate and fear). It can be used to tap into your optical nerve and auditory systems to see and hear what you are seeing and hearing. It can target particular people by engaging in individual-specific attacks (based on the target’s DNA resonance). Finally, it is being used in vast social engineering programs as a way to experiment upon poor, homeless and weak people who have little or no chance of fighting back.

In interviews or presentations such as this and this, Kofron explains that this technology is being used by psychopaths who have little scruples about the harm they are causing. They are targeting specific groups of people: those who are cognitively inclined, highly intelligent, knowledgeable about advanced technology or interested in alternative research (i.e. conspiracy research). In general, they are either targeting empowered individuals with free minds (to stop dissidents and revolutionaries) or those too poor and weak to fight back.

Using Kofron’s own words, here are some of the things Total Individual Control Technology is able to do:

“This technology manipulates the electrical signals in the brain, thus controlling thoughts and feelings and emotions and sensations throughout the body. It works by rewiring the brain by creating new neural pathways and destroying existing neural pathways, thus this literally changes the way a person thinks and thus behaves.”

“This technology can also be used to control the muscle movement of the target. It can take over one’s hands or feet while driving and make you press on the accelerator or press on the brake or turn. This can be used to cause accidents it can also be used to prevent accidents from happening.”

“This technology can also tap into the optical nerve of the target, and the auditory system of the target, so that those monitoring the target can see what the target is seeing and hear what target is hearing. This information is then downloaded and stored on a computer, in a highly secure classified site on servers that are guarded by some of the tightest security in the world. This results in the individual’s entire day, everything they see, everything they hear, everything they experiment, everything they experience, and everything they feel being recorded till the end of time.”

“This technology can also be used to manipulate the emotions of the target. It can induce fear, love, hate.”

“This technology can be used to beam images and even motion pictures into one’s brain. Images and motion pictures that are so realistic that you think you are actually watching a movie or seeing something in reality. It’s like a virtual reality 3D rendering that takes place within the target’s mind. The images and motion pictures manifest themselves in such a way that the target if they are not aware that this technology is being used on them will believe that they are natural thoughts and natural images.”

“This technology can also be used to induce and control dreams. It can be used to control dream cycles and sleep patterns. To cause one to sleep very deeply or to cause one to not sleep at all. REM cycles, alpha beta and delta brainwaves can be induced immediately by this technology. And this technology can also be used to mimic spiritual experiences. Joy, love, peace that passes understanding can all be induced artificially by this technology to make the target believe that they are having a genuine spiritual experience when they’re not.”

“This technology can also be used to sexually manipulate the target. Make them feel sexual arousal or turn off their sexuality altogether, it can stimulate them and it can shut them down at a moments notice. It can also be used to manipulate the hormones of the target, thus lowering and raising estrogen and testosterone levels in women and men respectively.”

“This technology can also be used to read the thoughts of the target in real time … they can read your thoughts verbatim as they occur within your own mind.”

“Anywhere from small groups of people 10-20 to 100, to medium size groups of people several thousand to tens of thousands. This is done by creating a field effect, where an entire field of electromagnetic energy is created in a geographical location and any human being within that geographical location within that electromagnetic field affecting that geographical location will be effected by the technology. This can be used to induce a general mood in a population or a crowd of people. It can be used to make them passive, it can be used to make them agitated. And this can be used to cause or stop, induce riots. Stop crime, start crime. Stop thoughts, start thoughts. Massive mind control on a citywide level.”

Total Individual Control Technology Attacks Specific Individuals Based on DNA Resonance

As I have discussed in previous articles on mind control such as “They” Can’t Read Your Thoughts … Right?, the state of current mind control technology is beyond most people’s comprehension and idea of what is possible. Yet, we have had enough out-of-the-closet whistleblowers and leaked or declassified documents to give us a clear idea of the scary extent to which we can be psychically attacked. Whistleblowers such as Dr. Robert Duncan have lectured at length about the capabilities of V2K technology, which is defined as an EM frequency technology that utilizes RF (Radio Frequency) signals to induce sound within the cranial cavity of the target. V2K literally pipes thoughts directly into people’s heads without them knowing it.

Kofron bases his information on his own experience as an insider in this field, and also as recent victim of V2K himself. He was attacked once he went public. He claims he has been assaulted with a beta version which is especially nasty, piping thoughts into his head such as:

“Everyone’s against you”

“Please be quiet or we’re going to kill you”

“Don’t work again or we’re going to kill you” 

“You’re the lab rat now motherfucker”

Kofron claims the Total Individual Control Technology attacks are attempting to turn him against his former work colleagues, friends and family. However, since he was trained in this area, he knows that the voices are technological and can defend himself against the manipulations once he hears them.

Kofron echoes exactly what Duncan has warned about: individual-specific attacks. Duncan states that every person has a “unique resonance signature”, and in almost exactly the same words, Kofron states that:

“… the DNA of the individual is used to determine the resonant frequency of the DNA itself, the resonant frequency is then used to fine tune the technology … to tune it perfectly to the resonant frequency of the targeted individual’s DNA.”

The Drive to Create a Worldwide DNA Database

This leads into another aspect of the NWO agenda: the drive to create a worldwide DNA database. When seen in the light of Total Individual Control Technology, the acquisition of an entire population’s DNA takes on a very sinister meaning. It is no coincidence that Amazon and Google (who are ultimately controlled by the same force as David Icke suggests) are racing each other, along with Microsoft, IBM and other companies, to assemble a DNA database as quickly as they can. Those in power who gain access a completed worldwide DNA database and total individual control technology would have a horrifying weapon at their disposal to target literally anyone they wanted.

Kofron exposes how prospective employees are tricked out of their DNA. They apply for a job at SIS, get told they have to do a drug test, and when the urine sample is sent to a lab, part is siphoned off as DNA to go into Amazon’s burgeoning DNA database.

Americans, in the millions, are having their DNA stolen from them, without their knowledge or consent, so they become unwitting targets of this insidious program!

Social Engineering with Total Individual Control Technology

Kofron talks at length about how this technology is fully operational and is already being tested upon those in society who are struggling (such as those who are homeless, poor and who don’t have much family or many friends) since they make the easiest targets. On his website GangstalkerWars.com, he exposes the details of ongoing operations within Seattle (where he used to work for SIS). This social engineering is being done by the Federal Government, the Military Intelligence agencies, private security firms (more on this below), some of the largest US corporations (after all, we live in a corporatocracy), local and state police, and social programs within inner-city America.

In one such operation, the perpetrators would target certain geographical blocks of the city, and, for instance, cause everyone in that area to be in a bad mood. In another operation, SIS (employed by Amazon whose headquarters are in Seattle) would test upon Amazon employees. In another operation, SIS would experiment upon its own low level employees. In another operation, homeless people were brought in from all over the nation to special buildings that were then targeted. This is true gangstalking – the ganging up by sociopaths and psychopaths upon the innocent to electronically harass and stalk them.

The Rising Danger of the Private Security Firm Industry in America

Kofron warns about an alarming trend in American society: the rise of private security companies who mostly employ ex-military and ex-intelligence agents. As I covered in this 2-part series, the US Military Intelligence Complex is completely and utterly out of control. It runs the government and pulls the strings attached to all the puppet politicians, who don’t have the necessary “clearance” to access the truly top secret information. These security firms, like the MIC itself, appear to operate above and outside the law.

The culture inside of these companies is toxic. People rising up the ranks are conditioned to use this technology against innocent victims, and are told they will be rewarded with everything (money, power, women, sex, connection, access, status, belonging to the power club) if they go along with the program and become perpetrators. If they have a strong conscience and refuse, they will be sacked, shunned, cut off, threatened and even made into TIs themselves.

The Human Rights Loophole: False Diagnoses

Another aspect of Total Individual Control Technology which the perpetrators use to shield themselves is the cruel use of false psychiatric diagnoses. Here’s how it works: they manipulate TI victims to see a psychiatrist, and then they bribe the psychiatrist to deliver a fake diagnosis that the victim is mentally unstable, deranged, delusional, crazy, incompetent, paranoid, schizophrenic, suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder – or they invent some similar legal-medical-psychobabble diagnosis. This has the unfortunate effect of stripping away the victim’s natural or human rights, which leaves him or her with no recourse to fight back against his attackers, since his claims and testimonies will be dismissed as the ravings of a madman.

This is a similar tactic to what is used with other victims of mind control. In my interview with Max Spiers, he touched on the use of the Big Pharma “false memory” foundation, which includes bogus therapists and psychiatrists who convince mind control victims that they’re having false memories (when they are actually recalling how they were tortured and programmed).

The Infrastructure Underlying Total Individual Control Technology

The infrastructure that is enabling the total individual control technology is composed mostly of antennae, radar and cell phone towers. Often, the antennae are camouflaged (hidden behind walls). Some or most of the radar used is from military bases. Kofron was not able to explain much of how the technology actually works, although an electrical engineer who called in on one of the radio interviews suggested that the perpetrators are setting up a standing wave of DNA, then doing slight variations in the phasing using pulse code modulation.

Final Thoughts: Total Individual Control Technology Perpetrated by the Cult of Power

In concluding, it’s important to realize how such cruel surveillance is being perpetuated. As Kofron explains, it’s all about creating an “in” club of perpetrators who get rewarded with money, sex, power and the intrinsic human need for belonging, get told they are on the “right” side and the TIs are on the “wrong” side – and get threatened that if they speak up or quit, they may end up on that wrong side. It’s the cult of power.

Hopefully this testimony can serve as a wakeup call for those on the fence who can’t quite bring themselves to believe or act. In many ways, time is running out and the net is being drawn tighter and tighter. The more technology advances, the more weapons the cult of power will have to enslave those who stand for truth and freedom. At a certain point, there will literally be nowhere to run or hide. The only option is to face it now before it’s too late.

Via Tools For Freedom

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