Did O.J. do it? The more I learn, the more I think he is innocent of the crime of murder.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
At the end of 2014, the number of people, worldwide, forced to flee their homes rose to a staggering 59.5 million compared to 51.2 million a year earlier and 37.5 million a decade ago. displaced from their homes.
“The increase represents the biggest leap ever seen in a single year. Moreover, the report said the situation was likely to worsen still further.
Globally, one in every 122 humans is now either a refugee, internally displaced, or seeking asylum. If this were the population of a country, it would be the world's 24th biggest.
|Refugees boat sinking at Christmas Island|
|Australian treatment of refugees|
|Refugees on journey to Australia|
Saturday, August 01, 2015
In 15 minutes, with virtually no media attention, the House of Representatives passed HR 237, the Foreign Terrorist organization (FTO) Passport Revocation Act, which allows the federal government the power to arbitrarily strip you of your passport and right to travel without any due process. Why? Like every "law" that's passed to strip us of our rights: to stop alleged "terrorists". In this case, to keep them from from traveling.
Now, define terrorist. Well,
“Are you a conservative, a libertarian, a Christian or a gun owner? Are you opposed to abortion, globalism, Communism, illegal immigration, the United Nations or the New World Order? Do you believe in conspiracy theories, do you believe that we are living in the “end times” or do you ever visit alternative news websites (such as this one)? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are a “potential terrorist” according to official U.S. government documents. At one time, the term “terrorist” was used very narrowly. The government applied that label to people like Osama bin Laden and other Islamic jihadists. But now the Obama administration is removing all references to Islam from terror training materials, and instead the term “terrorist” is being applied to large groups of American citizens. And if you are a “terrorist”, that means that you have no rights and the government can treat you just like it treats the terrorists that are being held at Guantanamo Bay. So if you belong to a group of people that is now being referred to as “potential terrorists”, please don’t take it as a joke. The first step to persecuting any group of people is to demonize them. And right now large groups of peaceful, law-abiding citizens are being ruthlessly demonized."In other words, anyone and everyone, no matter how law abiding you think you are, is a potential terrorist in the U.S.
The core of the Rule of Law in the United States is that governmental power be bound strictly by law in order to protect individual freedom or liberty. It is realized through the judicial process. In other words, the Rule of Law holds that powers and rights vest naturally in individuals and that government is limited in its power to infringe upon those rights.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Solving the Brutal Murder of a Prominent Orthopedic Surgeon and World Renowned Expert in Cancer Research
|Dr. Mary Stults Sherman and the apartment building she was found murdered|
Dr. Sherman was stabbed in the heart, liver, arm, leg, and stomach, and her right arm and rib cage were completely incinerated, totally disintegrated, yet the hair on her head remained untouched. The incinerated body parts supposedly occurred due to a small mattress fire, but the investigators determined that the massive burns inflicted upon her could not have occurred in her apartment. Of course, the details of her missing arm and ribs were not released to the public. Moreover, the wound to the heart hemorrhaged but the wound to the liver did not, indicating that she was alive at the time of the heart wound but already dead by the time the wound to the liver was inflicted.
Who? What? Why?
A little more history on the subject:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
US Spy Architecture Pared Back as Part of Patriot Act Expires, shouts the Wall Street Journal. The New York Times claims a decade-long shift from focus on national security to a shift on civil liberties in the post Snowden era. Yes, the corporate owned mainstream media is doing its very best to hype the expiration of the Patriot Act while extolling the virtues of its replacement, the USA Freedom Act, in the words of the NY Times:
“the strongest demonstration yet of a decade-long shift from a singular focus on national security at the expense of civil liberties to a new balance in the post-Snowden era.”Not so fast! The spotlight is on one agency, the NSA and one expiring unconstitutional body of legislation, the Patriot Act. when they have all sorts of other ways to collect the same kind of intelligence laid out in the original Patriot Act, when there are countless other, even more powerful agencies than the NSA. It's what the profit-seeking "news" media, owned and run by a tiny elite, obscures that leads to truth.
The massive US intelligence apparatus (see above) has already figured out how to get what it needs through other means. Broadcasting the curbing of the NSA Surveillance Program just gives we, the people false hope that's something is being done. In fact, under the Freedom Act, the program of domestic mass surveillance will only intensify. The NSA is only one of the alphabet agencies under the umbrella of the colossal Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
It's all a game of smoke and mirrors to mask the ever-growing build-up of the surveillance and security industrial complex. This change they're trumpeting is purely cosmetic. It's basically the transference of responsibility for the retention of cell phone metadata from the NSA to telecommunication companies which now require the NSA to get a FISA stamp of approval before obtaining call records.
What about all of the spy planes equipped with technology capable of tracking and reviewing data from tens of thousands of phones in a single flight and provided to the Department of Justice, including agencies such as the FBI, DEA, ATF, etc.?
From How you can track the FBI’s spy planes
“The thing is, when you fly planes in the U.S., you have to fill out lots of official forms that become part of the public record. Because the FBI didn’t want to publicly acknowledge it was sending “spy planes” out to circle American cities (and potentially alert its targets), it created front companies for them. It seems the FBI is uncreative when it comes to spy craft; the fake companies tracked down by the AP and by Wiseman mainly had three-letter names, including FVX Research, KQM Aviation, NBR Aviation and PXW Services. Because flight records in the U.S. are public, and planes are trackable on radar, the AP was able to track down where these planes flew.Even politicians who speak out against the ever growing surveillance state cannot be trusted. Take Rand Paul who claims victory of the expired Patriot Act "proposed hiring 1,000 new FBI agents to track potential terrorists."
Anyway, what do you need the NSA for when you've got Google and Apple and Amazon and Facebook?
Newsflash: Big corporations and government are in bed together and cozier than ever. They don't even try to hide it anymore, what with Citizens United, huge corporate bailouts, not to mention corporations actually write the laws that government officials don't even read. Of course, I could go on forever but that should be enough to make one, at the very least, suspicious.
Zombie Patriot Act Will Keep U.S. Spying—Even if the Original Dies
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
EPIC is an independent non-profit research center in Washington, DC. EPIC works to protect privacy, freedom of expression, democratic values, and to promote the Public Voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet.Big Brother Inc
Also see: http://privacy.org/
The body-worn “IMSI catcher” for all your covert phone snooping needs
National Security Analysis Center (NSAC),
NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program
“The top-secret PRISM program allows the U.S. intelligence community to gain access from nine Internet companies to a wide range of digital information, including e-mails and stored data, on foreign targets operating outside the United States. The program is court-approved but does not require individual warrants. Instead, it operates under a broader authorization from federal judges who oversee the use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Some documents describing the program were first released by The Washington Post on June 6.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
The impact of the G8 New Alliance For Food Security and Nutrition (New Alliance) does everything but accomplish what its title suggests. If anything, its false, repressive, spurious existence is a threat to food sovereignty and agro-ecology in Africa and elsewhere. In other words, predatory capitalism under the pretense of reducing poverty.
Oxfam found that "both the New Alliance and related policy reforms actually risk marginalizing small-scale agriculture, undermining land tenure security, and endangering the right to food of the most vulnerable people."
Simply put, New Alliance's agenda is the corporate takeover of Africa's food. African governments are reforming laws to benefit multinational corporations like Monsanto in return for western aid and investment. Farmers would be restricted from saving and swapping seeds, and many who buy them would end up in debt. Meanwhile, traditional seed varieties could be lost forever. The law actually says "farmers that use seed varieties claimed under new intellectual property rights by individuals and companies anywhere in the world risk hefty fines or even imprisonment."
According to Lauren McCauley,
“Under the specious claim of delivering "aid to Africa," western governments are backing an initiative—described by some as another form of "colonialism"—that is effectively enabling the corporate takeover of African nations by some of the world’s biggest food and agriculture companies."Why do we allow the parasitic wealthy and powerful--those who live off the blood, sweat and tears of others, who talk openly about the horrors of third world overpopulation--free reign to decide what's in the best interest of third world people? They have clearly stated that we must reduce that population. It's insane! Or, perhaps, most of us agree with these predators...as long as it's not us.
“What small scale farmers need is investment in infrastructure that links them more locally and regionally...Where control and ownership over the means of farming, buying and selling food and the culture of food is held by farmers (and people)—not outside elites." -- Dan Iles, food sovereignty campaigner with Global Justice NowLinks:
Mycotoxins: The Cost of Achieving Food Security and Food Quality
Mycotoxin contamination of foods in Africa: Antinutritional factors
G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Not Supportive of Small-Scale Food Producers
Corporate influence through the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa
Sunday, May 31, 2015
For more than 16 years, 48 Hours has investigated the case of the 1989 murder of 22-year old Charles "Chip" Flynn because they believed it involved prosecutorial misconduct, which resulted in the conviction of Crosley Green (left) who was later sentenced to death, an absolute travesty of justice not uncommon as I have documented repeatedly.
It all began on April 4, 1989 when Flynn's former girlfriend, Kimberly Hallock called 911 saying she thought her boyfriend had been shot by a a black man with a gun who had hijacked and drove them to a remote Florida citrus grove. Keep in mind, this black guy would've had to steer and shift gears all while he was holding the gun on them. Oh, and after her ex-boyfriend, with his hands tied behind his back, grabbed a gun and shot the assailant, she alone managed to get back into the truck and escape.
Despite a story that kept changing, littered with troubling inconsistencies:
- Crosley didn't match the original description of the assailant;
- ex-girlfriend waiting almost an hour to call for help;
- a truck that was hard to handle because it had a custom gear shift;
- shoe prints that did not match...that tracked in different direction than testimony indicated;
- no gun powder residue on Flynn's hands; no shell casings from Flynn's testified to gunshots;
- no bare footprints or knee prints of either Flynn and Hallock at scene
- witnesses who later said they were coerced into testifying recanted their testimony
- a police dog, despite not having an item of Green's to scent upon, somehow connected him to the crime scene
- no fingerprints or any physical evidence that linked Green to the crime
- ten alibi witnesses who place Green miles away from the murder,
|Crosley Green, top row center, target with a bull's eye...the black spot you focus on.|
“That's a target with a bull's-eye for Crosley Green. ...His picture is smaller and darker than the other pictures," Harrison said of the photo lineup. "Anybody involved in police investigation and prosecution knows this. ...the position that your eyes are normally drawn to are right in the middle."And why was Kim Hallock eliminated as a suspect when it's normal procedure to investigate the last people to see victim alive...everyone closest to the scene? No one knows.
"It's a black spot," Green said of the photo. "That's what you focus on, that black spot." [...]
“When I went to homicide school ... they told us that this spot is the most likely that someone will pick a picture from," Mark Rixey said of the photo lineup.
"And where exactly is Crosley Green in that--"
"That's Crosley Green right in that spot," Green said, pointing to the second of three images in the top row.
"Anything that strikes you about this lineup?" Moriarty asked Christopher White.
"You can't see the guy in the top middle very well at all," he replied. "Crosley Green's photo is the darkest."
"If you don't specifically know who you're looking for, then that's the spot you will pick nine times out of 10," said Rixey.
“That's homicide 101, anybody who is present at the scene of a shooting ... gets their hands tested for gunshot residue," Rixey explained. "That should have been the very first thing that was done. ...That was never done."Moreover, the Brevard County State's Attorney's Office had a history of pressuring, coercing witnesses into lying. In the 1980s, Brevard County put away three men whose convictions have since been overturned.
“They coerced witnesses ... to lie and it's really as though you see -- a deliberate pattern of the state creating evidence to achieve a result that they wanted to achieve and that's what they got," said Jeane Thomas.In 2009, Green received a reduced sentence (life in prison) due to an error in sentencing. In total, Crosley Green has spent almost 26 years incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. Three witnesses recanted their testimony.
“Every witness recanted their story," Moura explained. "And every one of them had reason to be afraid of the police. ...They were squeezed. ...And they were squeezed hard."As it stands now, undeterred by exculpatory evidence withheld by the prosecution, the recantations of four of the prosecution's star witnesses, not to mention, more inconsistencies than a government's official story, the Florida Attorney General's Office is fighting to uphold Crosley Green's conviction. It says Green failed to meet a filing deadline for his appeal.
Investigators say condemned man not guilty
Former Florida Death Row Inmate Crosley Green Asks Orlando Federal Court To Overturn His Conviction: Crowell & Moring Files Habeas Corpus
Thursday, May 28, 2015
I can't tell you how many times I find myself screaming at the TV/radio, "can't anybody see what these bubbly, manicured, useful idiots are doing here?" Hello! The mainstream media is the primary tool of disinformation! It's infotainment, at best. Evil propaganda, at worst. Yet despite the overwhelming evidence of this, people, including most of my friends and family, still believe they're being genuinely informed as they're bombarded by images of brutality deliberately created to induce fear, anger, and aggression against a demonized group. So easily led astray by these pied pipers, when all it would take is a little easily accessible research to discover they're being played for fools.
How many times has the United States been exposed for coup-making (regime change), and/or covertly funding, supporting and even training both sides in order to keep the wars going and the profits/power/resources rolling in? Too numerous to mention, so I'll just cite a few: Iran in 1953; Iran Contra ; Iraq (funding Saddaam Hussein); Afghanistan (Taliban); Libya.
So, is it any surprise that ISIS, not to mention, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram (Nigeria) is nothing more than a US-NATO full-scale proxy military force? I mean, since we, the most powerful nation on earth, started supposedly bombing ISIS, it's been gaining territory and growing stronger! How in the world do you explain this? Well, they tell us that they're trying to bomb ISIS but accidentally, of course, they bomb those trying to destroy ISIS. Really? No. Bombing ISIS is a pretext to further weaken and destabilize Syria Obviously, they're targeting civilian neighborhoods and infrastructure.
What is the geopolitical goal here? Well, see Zbigniew Brzezinski's theory of micro states and mini states, for one. He says to break up existing countries, creating war lords, secession, failed states, rump states- the kind that can't stand up to major corporations and banksters, let alone other large and powerful nations.
“For Africa, Brzezinski recommends the so-called ‘micro-nationalities’ concept, which means that national boundaries established in the 19th century should be swept aside in favor of a crazy quilt of petty tribal entities, each one so small that it could not hope to resist even a medium-sized oil multinational” -- Webster TarpleyYou see, by herding these death squads, funded and armed by western powers not to mention, the Saudis, who use the most primitive, gruesome and brutal methods of destruction possible, the United States is able to maintain a veneer of civility.
From recently declassified DIA documents
“… there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist Principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran).
Confirmed Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US “Created” ISIS As A “Tool” in a Proxy War Against Assad
Slaughter of Iraqi family in suspected US-led air strike hints at cost of war
US-NATO Proxy War in Iraq and Syria: US Financing and Training of “Moderate” ISIS Rebels in Syria
Truth Revealed: McCain's 'Moderate Rebels' in Syria is ISIS.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Certainly technological progress can lead to very positive changes, however, that is only if we understand that technology is supposed to serve humanity, not the other way around. Yet, today, technology is advancing so rapidly--exponentially--without time for conscious moral intention or consideration. Previous rules, mores, and norms--for better or worse--are discarded without blinking an eye. So, are we wise enough, moral enough, intelligent enough to control technology? Artificial intelligence? Apparently not, as you will see, we have become subservient to the neutral machine/technology, devoid of any moral or spiritual value and/or meaning. .
For one, we've become more isolated than ever before, substituting electronics for real face-to-face human interaction and outdoor activity.
Two, life, it seems, has become more complex, time consuming, and frustrating, even though technology is supposed to simplify not to mention, increase quality and recreational time.
Three, despite easy access to information, we're dumber and more dependent (on technology) than ever. While we have access to lots of information--way too much, in fact--information isn't knowledge if you don't understand it. I mean, how can one have knowledge or understanding when computers do everything?
Four, as we grow increasingly ignorant and more reliant on these emerging technologies, those who pull the strings of government and society have been and continue to be very busy translating information superiority into combat power. In other words, post modern warfare or network centric warfare to master the human domain.
The network centric warfare platform takes the individual decision making out of the equation. In other words, the system is making the decisions for you. Left to robots--real terminators--death will be on a massive scale few can imagine because believe it or not, human beings do not naturally kill other human beings. They must be brainwashed, indoctrinated, etc., to kill. Hence, the proliferation of electronic warfare games for children.
Failed Thermostat: The illusion of Control in an Information Rich Age
How the CIA made Google.
"INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’
The origins of this ingenious strategy trace back to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites across the business, industry, finance, corporate, and media sectors. The group has allowed some of the most powerful special interests in corporate America to systematically circumvent democratic accountability and the rule of law to influence government policies, as well as public opinion in the US and around the world. The results have been catastrophic: NSA mass surveillance, a permanent state of global war, and a new initiative to transform the US military into Skynet.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Provocateur by Michael Stephenson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
"What if everything you were brought up to think about society, all layers of cultural meaning, freedom, etc., are wrong? What if someone, or a small group of wealthy and powerful social engineers, specifically, powerful institutions of our contemporary global economy, were subverting your beliefs, ideas and values with behavioral tricks to use them against you?
Social control has and always will be a problem for each and every form of government since government is simply a mechanism with which to control a culture or society, and in large measure, its geared to the needs of the ruling elites of our social institutions, yet we seldom question where our thoughts, ideas, beliefs, even cultural trends originate...in other words, what/whom inspires, or more succinctly, controls our minds.
"The maniacal lunatics in control of our society know exactly how human beings tick and they are masters at manipulation." - Bruce McDonald
Anyway, I gave it five stars, not so much for the plot, characterization or writing style (which are very good as well) but for the very thought provoking experience as I read this book.
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