Mar 27

H/t reader M.G.:

“From the Intercept…..TSA’s list of how to spot a terrorist..

I have known many who show some of these symptoms due to fear of flying…..evidently, anyone can be labeled a terrorist.

This is so absurd, I had to show it to you…..”


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- Exclusive: TSA’s Secret Behavior Checklist to Spot Terrorists (The Intercept, March 27, 2015):

Fidgeting, whistling, sweaty palms. Add one point each. Arrogance, a cold penetrating stare, and rigid posture, two points.

These are just a few of the suspicious signs that the Transportation Security Administration directs its officers to look out for — and score — in airport travelers, according to a confidential TSA document obtained exclusively by The Intercept.

The checklist is part of TSA’s controversial program to identify potential terrorists based on behaviors that it thinks indicate stress or deception — known as the Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques, or SPOT. The program employs specially trained officers, known as Behavior Detection Officers, to watch and interact with passengers going through screening. Continue reading »

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Mar 27

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- Turkey Devolves Into A Full Police State: Law Grants Unlimited Powers To Weaponized Police Force (ZeroHedge, March 27, 2015):

While a source of much schadenfreude by its neighbors and casual onlookers, Turkey has become a glaring example of what happens to a formerly respectable nation as it devolves entirely into a banana republic with not only authoritarian overtones but a police state to boot. And earlier today, Turkey’s conversion to a full blown police state was complete when, after weeks of heated debates and brawls in parliament, Turkey’s government passed a security package expanding police powers, along with an online surveillance law and a discretionary fund for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to fund covert operations.

In other words, president Erdogan has just voted himself quasi-dictatorial powers with a private police force to defend him. Continue reading »

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Mar 27

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- It’s Official: Americans Spent All Their “Gas Savings” On Obamacare (ZeroHedge, March 27, 2015):

Last quarter, when we showed what was “The Reason For The “Surge” In Q3 GDP”, some were shocked to learn that in the quarter in which US GDP posted a 5% surge, it was none other than Obamacare – a mandatory tax according to the Supreme Court which has the benefit of flowing through the US income statement – which contributed the bulk of this upside.

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We are happy, and we use the term loosely, that history has just repeated itself, and now that the final number is available, what we wrote a month ago in “Here Is What Americans Spent Their “Gas Savings” On” has just been confirmed, and as the chart below shows, in the final revision of Q4 GDP, while virtually every other category of household spending was largely unchanged or revised lower, it was Healthcare, of which Obamacare was the biggest contributor on the margin, which saw an unprecedented surge in total spending, from $1.858 trillion to $1.871.9 trillion just between the second and final GDP revisions: a bump of $13.9 billion, without which Q3 GDP would have grown well below 2%!

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It gets better, because in the fourth quarter total spending on healthcare in chained-dollars was a whopping $35.3 billion. An all time record! Continue reading »

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Mar 27

Charlie-Munger

“If you’re unhappy with what you’ve had over the last 50 years, you have an unfortunate misappraisal of life.”
- Charles Munger

- Another Oligarch Preaches to the Peasants – Charlie Munger Says “Prepare for Harder World” (Liberty Blitzkrieg, March 26, 2015):

While several exceptionally wealthy and successful people have admirably come out and spoken passionately of the broken nature of financial markets and the political system, as well as the threat this poses to society in general (think Paul Tudor Jones and Nick Hanauer), there have been several examples of oligarchs coming out and conversely demonstrating their complete disconnect from reality, as well as a disdain for the masses within a framework of incredible arrogance.

I’ve commented on such figures in the past, with the two most popular posts on the subject being: Continue reading »

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Mar 27

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- Protests Target Gates Foundation Secret Meeting on Africa’s Seed Systems (Sustainable Pulse, March 23, 2015):

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are sponsoring a secret meeting Monday in London to promote a recent report detailing in clear terms how to privatize the seed and agricultural markets of Africa– without African stakeholders having a seat at the table.

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The meeting is being criticized for including corporations, development bodies, trade bodies and aid donors, yet excluding any African farmers or representatives of affected organizations. Today protesters on both sides of the Atlantic are picketing to protest the corporate capture of seed, and to urge the foundation to support African food sovereignty. Both in London and Seattle protesters will distribute open-pollinated seeds as a symbol of the alternative to the corporate model promoted by USAID and BMGF. Continue reading »

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Mar 25

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- 33 Strange Facts About America That Most Americans Would Be Shocked To Learn (Economic Collapse, March 24, 2015):

Did you know that about one-fourth of the entire global prison population is in the United States?  Did you know that Apple has more money than the U.S. Treasury?  Did you know that if you have no debt and also have 10 dollars in your wallet that you are wealthier than 25 percent of all Americans?  Did you know that by the time an American child reaches the age of 18, that child will have seen approximately 40,000 murders on television?  There are some things that are great about the United States, and there are definitely some things that are not so great.  Once upon a time we were the most loved and most respected nation on the entire planet, but those days are long gone.

We have wrecked our economy, we have lost our values and we have fumbled away our future.  But if you look close enough, you can still see many of the things that once made this country a shining beacon to the rest of the world.  This article includes some weird facts, some fun facts, but also some very troubling facts.  It has been said that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and hopefully as people enjoy reading the fun facts in this article they will also take note of the more serious facts.  If we are ever going to change course as a nation, we need to come to grips with just how far we have fallen.

The following are 33 strange facts about America that most Americans would be shocked to learn… Continue reading »

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Mar 24

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- Lifestyles Of The Not So Austere & Socialist: Island Villa Edition (ZeroHedge, March 24, 2015):

Two weeks ago Twitter got a gift when Yanis Varoufakis posed for a Paris Match photo shoot which depicted the Greek FinMin living a not-very-austere looking lifestyle. While the pictures didn’t show Varoufakis being chauffeured around in any Rolls Royces, they did include one shot of what appeared to be a rather ostentatious picnic (with the Acropolis in the background) that contrasted starkly with the plight of the large number of Greeks who now have difficulty scraping together meals. It also came at a time when the government was actively considering borrowing money from public pension funds to make debt payments to the IMF and the ECB. At the time, we said the following:

As the Greek people live in perpetual fear of financial ruin and are subjected, on a near hourly basis, to rumors about just what kind of humiliation they may be forced to endure next in order to insure that Christine Lagarde gets the money she needs to prop up Ukraine for another couple of months, Yanis Varoufakis isn’t about to roll over and allow his people to drown in despair. On the contrary, the finance minister apparently believes the best way to restore the faith is to show the Greek people just how good life could be.

One possibly fake middle finger kerfluffle and exactly no progress with European creditors later, we discover that Varoufakis has a vacation villa that he’s willing to rent for the bargain price of just €5,000/week. For those who are interested, here’s an idea of what you’ll get for your money.

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Mar 24

Related info:

- In Great Britain, Powerful Pedophiles are Seemingly Everywhere and Totally Above the Law


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- Royal family member was investigated as part of paedophile ring before cover-up, ex-cop says (Independent, March 23, 2015):

The former officer claims the investigation was shut down for ‘national security’ reasons

A member of the Royal family was claimed to be part of a suspected paedophile ring under investigation by police in the late 1980s, a former police officer has said.

The former Metropolitan Police officer says he was told by a detective sergeant that the investigation into the ring, which was also claimed to include an MP, was shut down for national security reasons.

“I was in a car with two other vice squad officers. … The detective sergeant said he had just had a major child abuse investigation shut down by the CPS regarding a royal and an MP,” he told the Sunday Mirror newspaper.

“He did not mention names, but he said the CPS had said it was not in the public’s interest because it ‘could destabilise national security’.” Continue reading »

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Mar 24

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- Orwell and Kafka Do America: How the Government Steals Your Money–“Legally,” Of Course (OfTwoMinds, March 23, 2015):

Due process and rule of law have been replaced with “legalized” looting by government in America.

Did you know that the government of Iran steals your cash if they find more than loose change in your car? They don’t arrest you for any crime, for the simple reason you didn’t commit any crime; but it isn’t about crime and punishment–it’s about“legalizing” theft by the state. Continue reading »

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Mar 24

Before:

- Illuminati Medical Propaganda: Angelina Jolie Writes On Her ‘PREVENTIVE’ Double Mastectomy In The New York Times

Is brain cancer ‘prevention’ next?

Do I believe that Angelina Jolie really had a mastectomy and her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed?

NO, … but here’s for the poor women who do …

Well, if you really want to understand how to prevent and cure breast and ovarian cancer, then these books are highly recommended:

@Amazon.com:

- The Iodine Crisis: What You Don’t Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life Price: $14.14

- The Gerson Therapy: The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses Price: $11.18

- Dr. Ann Wigmore: The Hippocrates Diet and Health Program Price: $12.43

Additionally:

- Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World’s Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples Price: $15.30

- Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices: What’s Missing in Your Body?

 – Become Younger Price: $9.95

Oh, and always “follow the money”:

- Angelina Jolie, corporate patents on genes, and the U.S. Supreme Court (Natural News, May 16, 2013):

Currently, women who want to test themselves for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes must pay as much as $4,000 for the test due to the monopoly “ownership” of those genes by Myriad Genetics. But now that the Supreme Court has ruled such patents are invalid, prices for the test should drastically fall over time as competition enters the picture. Ultimately, the test could eventually be offered for as little as $100.

Damn, that medical scheme didn’t work out, so lets try removing some ovaries and tubes instead …


UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie
UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie attends the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 12, 2014 in London, England.

- Angelina Jolie has ovaries, fallopian tubes removed to cut cancer risk (CNN, March 24, 2015):

Two years after she underwent a double mastectomy to cut her cancer risk, actress and U.S. envoy Angelina Jolie has had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes for the same reason, she wrote in the New York Times Tuesday.

Jolie, 39, carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Her mother was diagnosed with the latter at age 49 and died seven years later.

In her New York Times op-ed Tuesday, Jolie said she had been planning the latest preventative surgery for some time. Continue reading »

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Mar 23

No Cash Accepted

- Fighting The “War on Terror” By Banning Cash (Mises Institute, March 22, 2015):

It was just a matter of time before Western governments used the trumped up “War on Terror” as an excuse to drastically ratchet up the very real war on the use of cash and personal privacy that they are waging against their own citizens.

Taking advantage of public anxiety in the wake of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket, France has taken the first step.  It seems the terrorists involved partially financed these attacks by cash, as well as by consumer loans and the sale of counterfeit goods. What a shockeroo!

The terrorists used CASH to purchase some of the stuff they needed–no doubt these murderers were also shod and clothed and used  cell phones, cars, and public sidewalks during the planning and execution of their mayhem.   Why not restrict their use?  A naked , barefoot terrorist without communications is surely less effective than a fully clothed and equipped one.

Despite the arrant absurdity of blaming cash and financial privacy for these crimes,  French Finance Minister Michel Sapin brazenly stated  that it was necessary to “fight against the use of cash and anonymity in the French economy.” Continue reading »

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Mar 23

FYI.


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- Jade Helm 15 Is a False Flag Takedown of the Power Grid in Order to Quell All Resistance (The Daily Sheeple, March 23, 2015):

In recent months, both North Korea and Iran have threatened to launch separate EMP attacks upon the United States. Is such an attack likely? Would a foreign entity dare to launch such an attack given the threats made by Iran and North Korea? However, the emerging information does not suggest that North Korea or Iran will be the perpetrator. They may get the blame for an upcoming false flag attack. However, the real perpetrator are likely to be the forces connected to JH 15 and the drills are providing cover for such an event.  If an attack was launched upon the power grid, what would be the effects? These questions are the subject of this article.

An EMP Attack Is An Utterly Devastating Event

Short of a 3 mile-wide asteroid landing in the ocean, I cannot think of a more devastating event than an EMP attack. If anything, the scenarios I present in this article are on the very conservative side. Continue reading »

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Mar 23

- After The Fed Crushed The Middle Class, It Is Targeting The American Family (ZeroHedge, March 22, 2015):

On a number of occasions this month we’ve drawn attention to the divergent fates of the 80% of American workers whose wages are declining and whose general outlook is concomitantly deteriorating, and the other 20%, whose pay is increasing and who generally feel good about their economic future. We also pointed out that with the correlation between wages and consumer spending now nearly perfect at 0.93, depressed wage growth may indeed drag on US economic output going forward. Given this, we weren’t surprised to learn that the biggest threat to traditional American society is in fact class (i.e. income inequality). This is vividly illustrated in a new work by Robert Putnam (of “Bowling Alone” fame). One key observation: race matters far less than it did in decades past and class matters far more. 

From The EconomistContinue reading »

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Mar 23

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Source: Townhall

Flashback:

- Obama: “I’m a warrior for the middle class” (CBS News, Sep 22, 2011):

President Obama took his jobs plan to the people of Ohio on Thursday, urging a rowdy audience in House Speaker John Boehner’s home state to help him “pass this bill!” – and proclaiming to the crowd that “I’m a warrior for the middle class.”

Mr. Obama, speaking in front of Cincinnati’s Brent Spence Bridge, specifically called on Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to help pass his jobs plan and “help rebuild America.”

Reality:

- 27 Facts That Show How The Middle Class Has Fared Under 6 Years Of Barack Obama

- The Death Of The American Dream In 22 Numbers

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Mar 23

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- BE VERY AFRAID! – Supreme Court Green Lights Detention of Americans (The Last Great Stand, May 2, 2014)

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Mar 22

- Monsanto and DuPont Lose Initial Appeals over Mexico GM Maize Ban (Sustainable Pulse, March 20, 2015):

The legal battles over the existing ban on the planting of GM maize in Mexico continue to unfold with a string of four important court victories by the Acción Colectiva del Maíz.

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By Devon Peña Source: Environmental and Food Justice

On February 28, 2015, the collective of organizations known as Acción Colectiva del Maíz announced that they had secured four more favorable court decisions involving amparo (shelter) corporate challenges seeking to end the GMO corn ban in Mexico. These are pivotal victories but the group explains that more administrative and judicial reviews remain to be adjudicated, including five by Monsanto and Syngenta against the use of precautionary measures to manage the bio-safety risks posed by GM corn. Continue reading »

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Mar 22

- Israeli author Yonaton Geffen attacked at home after calling Netanyahu a racist (The Times Of Israel, March 20, 2015):

Famed writer and artist Yehonatan Geffen was attacked in his home in central Israel by an unknown individual, two days after he had called the prime minister a racist and commented bitterly on the election result.

“The people again chose a government that is based on intimidating people. They selected a racist that, on election day, told the media the Arabs are flocking to the polls like mice. What would you say if in Germany people said the Jews are flocking to the polls like mice?” Geffen charged.

“To the people that voted for Bibi, do me a favor: Don’t cry when your children die in the next stupid war… you elected a leader that has promised us death,” Geffen said. Continue reading »

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Mar 22

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- Feds to Weigh Children in Daycare (Washington Free Beacon, March 20, 2015):

USDA collecting data for study mandated by Michelle Obama’s healthy eating law

Bureaucrats from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will weigh and measure children in daycare as part of a study mandated by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.

The agency published a notice in the Federal Register on Friday proposing data collection on what meals are served in professional and home daycare facilities and how much physical activity children perform.

Aside from assessing how healthy the food in daycare is, the USDA will also check the weight and height of roughly 3,000 children. Continue reading »

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Mar 22

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Mar 22

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- Geoengineering Watch

 

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