In times of universal deceit, telling
the truth is a revolutionary act.
         - George Orwell


Napoleon once observed that "history" is a set of lies agreed upon. In an era of ubiquitous fake news and information warfare, this has never been more true. The very concept of objective truth in history is fading out of our world. Pure propaganda and outright lies are passing into our history textbooks as unquestioned truth, condemning future generations to false views about historical reality. But the task of sifting through the lies and propaganda is overwhelming, limited by the ambition and time constraints of most observors. Only those who have dedicated their lives to sorting reality from falsehood are qualified to rewrite "consensus" history as a duty to humanity. The contributors to this site endeavor to do just that.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

And the 'Truthseeker of 2017' Award Goes To... George Webb Sweigert

     Countless independent media researchers have been uncovering and sharing the Truth with the world over 2017 in an effort to bring greater peace and justice to humanity.  I cannot name them all, but among my favourites are:  Julian Assange of Wikileaks, Sean at SgtReport.com, Dave at X22Report.com, Lionel Nation, Charles Ortel, Jason Goodman, Quinn Michaels, Bill Holter, Jim Willie, David Knight, Jake Morphonios, Dane Wigington, Greg Hunter, Dan Hicks, Jordan Sather, Liz Crokin, Robert David Steele, Luke Rudkowski, Paul Craig Roberts, Sibel Edmonds, Michel Chossudovsky, Jay Dyer, Max Keiser and Stacey Herbert, and of course, "Tyler Durden" of zerohedge.com.
       But to my mind, one name stands above all of them for his tireless and thankless search for the Truth - a man who has connected more dots than any conspiracy researcher I have ever encountered.  That man is George Webb Sweigert.  [See his YouTube channel]

The Truth Bombs of 2017 - A Year In Review

        A cursory glance at the articles posted on this site over the past year will reveal the Big Stories the mainstream media missed in 2017 - stories that will shape the future of humanity irrevocably.  The following is a summary of the most important Truth Bombs this site helped reveal and expose to a sleepwalking humanity:

1. The uber-elite of the world are Luciferians/ Satanists, who engage in child sex trafficking, ritualistic child sacrifice, and cannibalism.  The Podesta emails and art collection point at this.  The parties in Hollywood and the Getty estate by the likes of Marina Abramovic and ilk hint at this.  And the revelations of insiders-turned-whistleblowers and first-hand witnessese like Ronald Bernard, Justin Beiber, and "Kendall" (of Dr. Phil fame) provide us with the solid proof.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

DHS Announces Program To Illegally Scan Our Faces

 Authored by Rachel Blevins via The Free Thought Project, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Dec 30, 2017 

       Both Congress and the Department of Homeland Security have never justified the biometric scanners at airports that could cost Americans $1 billion in 2018.  As TSA agents continue to prove their incompetence in the “War on Terror,” the Department of Homeland Security is now allocating $1 billion in taxpayer funding to create a facial recognition program that will illegally scan Americans’ faces.

Reuters Touts "Anonymous Sources" as Proving Russia Is Aiding North Korea

     The daily barrage of anti-Russian propaganda continues, preparing us all for World War V in 2018.  Today, Reuters news agency (a pure propaganda weapon of the New World Order ruling elite) is claiming that Russia has been violating UN sanctions by providing oil to North Korea.  The proof for this claim?  "Anonymous sources".  The claim comes just 48 hours after US "intelligence" (read: propaganda) sources claimed that China is doing the same thing:  violating sanctions by secretly providing North Korea with oil.
       The purpose is clear:  continue to paint a picture of Russia and China as enemies of the West and friends of North Korea, so that when the war starts in a few weeks, and millions are killed, THEY can be blamed, rather than the United States, which is just "upholding international rule of law."  Same old play book.  Same old war games.  There's only one problem:  In the quest to create a new World War in order to stop the advancement of the Eurasian Economic Union - the biggest challenger to Anglo-American global hegemony - the US War Machine is threatening all of humanity with a situation that spins out of control and engulfs the entire world in nuclear armageddon.  Pure recklessness...

Friday, December 29, 2017

The US Military-Industrial Complex Is At It Again, Risking the Destruction of the Planet to Achieve Selfish Geo-Strategic Goals

       Thanks to short-sighted, cold-hearted psychopaths running the War Machine in the United States, the world is inching closer and closer to nuclear holocaust.
       The $1 trillion-per-year military-industrial establishment of the US and its allies is at it again, risking the destruction of the world in order to selfishly maintain US hegemony over the planet.
       Russia and China stand in the way of US/NATO domination of the entire planet.  The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) - which western media NEVER talks about - and the imminent roll-out of the gold-backed Petro-Yuan are threatening the post-World War II world order the US has maintained for 72 years.  To stop the emergence of these rival powers, and a multi-polar world, US military elites and neocon think tanks are plotting World War V.  They need to pin the BLAME for this war on China and Russia.  North Korea is battleground Zero for World War V, slated to begin in the early months of 2018.
We can see the propaganda being spoon-fed to us daily.  Take the following article by Newsweek, published today, which blames North Korea's nuclear weapons program on Russia:

How To Defeat Tyranny: "No Shortcuts... No Secret Weapon... Only Indomitable Spirit"

 Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Dec 28, 2017

       Among liberty activists, there is a rather universal consensus on what ails our nation.

We understand that there is a concerted and deliberate effort by the establishment to undermine individual rights and constitutional protections. We understand that there is a coordinated effort by international financiers to destabilize our economy and siphon wealth from the middle class until it shrivels up and dies. We understand that there is an organized plan to radicalize the public along ideological lines and pit them against each other. We understand that geopolitics and regional wars are exploited to distract us from underlying issues.

       There is not very much debate over these realities; the evidence is overwhelming.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Intelligence Insider Warns Of Imminent War: "Likely In The Next 12 Weeks..."

 Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Dec 28, 2017

       Having worked closely with U.S. intelligence agencies over the last two decades, James Rickards was once asked to simulate asymmetric economic attacks on the U.S. financial system. He is an expert at escalation scenarios and end games, and in a recent article at The Daily Reckoning he warns that the geopolitical situation on the Korean Peninsula will soon come to a head.
       According to Rickards, author of The Road To Ruin: The Global Elites Secret Plan For The Next Financial Crisis, while the world concerns itself with stock bubbles, bitcoin and debt, the most imminent threat we face is military confrontation with North Korea.

The 5 Cartels That Rule America And The World

 By Isaac David, Activistpost.com, Dec 27, 2017

       Americans have been programmed to fight amongst themselves along partisan political lines, always pointing the finger at the other side of the phony left-right paradigm. Divide and conquer is the broad tactic being used to keep people from recognizing, focusing on, and targeting the truly diabolical agents in our world who hold real power over all of us at once.
       We are not ruled by Republicans or Democrats, but rather by the not-so-hidden hands of institutions which have consolidated a tremendous amount of power. Our world is deeply colored by these cartels, and they impact every area of our lives, constantly maneuvering to make more and more dependent on them for our needs.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Mueller's Fraud Exposed, As Neocons Continue to Push for Geopolitical Confrontation

 By Harley Schlanger, LaRouchePac.com, reposted on SGTReport.com, Dec 27, 2017

       The urgency of defeating the efforts of special counsel Robert Mueller to conduct a coup against elected U.S. President Trump, on behalf of British and Wall Street imperial interests, can be seen in the attempt by neocons both within the administration and outside, who insist that the U.S. must continue the policy of geopolitical confrontation with Russia and China, which was supported by his opponents.  In the last days, there are further indications that it is Trump's continuing commitment to strategic collaboration with Russia and China that precipitated "Russiagate," and not "meddling" in the U.S. election by Russian President Putin, nor "collusion" by Trump with Putin to steal the election, that has made him a target of unprecedented vitriolic attacks, lying media stories, and a corrupt "investigation" which his opponents hope will lead to his ouster.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

$21 Trillion of Unauthorized Spending by US Government Discovered by Economics Professor

 By RT News (Dec 16, 2017), reposted on Globalresearch.ca, Dec 26, 2017

       The US government may have misspent $21 trillion, a professor at Michigan State University has found. Papers supporting the study briefly went missing just as an audit was announced.
       Two departments of the US federal government may have spent as much as $21 trillion on things they can’t account for between 1998 and 2015. At least that’s what Mark Skidmore, a Professor of Economics at MSU specializing in public finance, and his team have found.

Monday, December 25, 2017

The Blatant Propaganda of the Illuminati: One-Eye Symbolism and the Syrian Child Sympathy Campaign

       The Illuminati is at it again, blatantly thumbing their noses at the masses of humanity as they program and propagandacize us.  Using the case of a Syrian child who lost his eye in the conflict as a rallying cry, a movement was hatched on Christmas Eve to garner the world's sympathy while programming us with one-eye symbolism. CNN, the BBC, and other mainstream outlets are pulling on our heart strings with this sob story, encouraging us all to cover one eye in support.  Clever!
       It's in our faces, folks.  Wake up.

Santa Claus, Fake News, and Magical Thinking: How Artificial Intelligence Is Shaping History

       On this Christmas Day, 2017, it is wise for us to reflect on the year past and the strange and confusing world we now find ourselves in.  Just as Santa Claus is a myth we willingly perpetuate year after year because of cultural inertia and the bestowal of story and meaning to our children, Fake News has come to serve a similar function.  Whether we are talking about 9-11 or Russian Collusion with Donald Trump, myths rule the day and shape history-in-the-making.  But it is important to reflect on the process of myth-making and the damage it is doing to the cause of a just and peaceful human future.
       Over the past week, the greatest breakthrough in my understanding of the world in which we now live has come about as a result of watching several bedside interviews between Jason Goodman and Quinn Michaels.  Goodman is an investigative reporter; Michaels is a fringe I.T. and A.I. researcher.  Michaels was recently laid up in a hospital bed with a collapsed lung, and Goodman has been supporting his recovery while tapping his vast knowledge of the underworld of artificial intelligence.  From Facebook to Twitter to 4Chan and beyond, so much of what we take to be 'real' and stemming from human minds on the Internet turns out to actually be generated by automated bots and artificial intelligence, Michaels contends.  Moreover, a single AI program, named Tyler - based in Tyler, Texas - is actually manipulating human history.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

US Marine Corps General Warns "I Hope I'm Wrong, But There's A War Coming"

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Dec 23, 2017 

       Pointing towards the near future possibility of Russia and the Pacific theater being the next major areas of conflict, a US Marine Corps commandant warned troops station in Norway to be prepared for a coming war.
       As Military.com reports, the stated goals of the Marine Corps' newest rotational force in Norway are to enhance partnerships with European allies and improve the service's ability to fight in cold weather.
       But on a brief visit to the 300-member unit ahead of Christmas, the commandant and the sergeant major of the Marine Corps both described the strategic role the small unit fills -- and the fact that a peacetime mission can be preface to combat if circumstances change.

          “I hope I’m wrong, but there’s a war coming,” Gen. Robert Neller told them.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

US Propaganda Machine Ramps Up Case for War With Russia; Washington Post Claims Russia Plotting to Cut Underwater Cables

       The insanity of the US war machine continues, ramping up the case for war with the world's largest nuclear power.
       For months now, this site has warned about US/NATO machinations to create a pretext for World War V, starting first with the destruction of North Korea and Iran in 2018.  Now we read in the propaganda rag of note, The Washington Post, that Russian submarines are prowling around vital underseas cables, which carry much of the world's communications lines.  The purpose:  condition people to the thought that Russia will be behind an upcoming global communications outage that sparks world war.  "Blame Russia!"
       This is another blatant case of the pot calling the kettle black.  In January and February 2008, the United States did exactly that:  use submarines to cut underwater cables to disrupt global communications.  At that time, the purpose was simple:  thwart Iran's attempt to open its new oil trading exchange, which was set to disrupt the petrodollar system.  [See:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_submarine_cable_disruption ]  With China set to do the same thing next week, with Russian backing, the US is set to do the same thing:  disrupt the dollars-for-oil trading scheme avoidance using the new PetroYuan backed by gold.  The Anglo-American banking establishment is petrified of this new system, and is willing to do anything to disrupt it.  So when the system is interrupted by mysterious underwater cable cuts, don't blame Russia, as we are being conditioned to do, blame the Pentagon and the American military-industrial complex.

Friday, December 22, 2017

"The World Is Criminally Corrupt & Broken" - A Surprising Dinner Conversation With The Younger Generation

 Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Dec 22, 2017

       Dressed in red velvet, she trampled under her reckless feet the stray flowers fallen from other heads, and held out a salver to the two friends, with careless hands. The white arms stood out in bold relief against the velvet. Proud of her beauty; proud (who knows?) of her corruption, she stood like a queen of pleasure, like an incarnation of enjoyment; the enjoyment that comes of squandering the accumulations of three generations; that scoffs at its progenitors, and makes merry over a corpse; that will dissolve pearls and wreck thrones, turn old men into boys, and make young men prematurely old; enjoyment only possible to giants weary of their power, tormented by reflection, or for whom strife has become a plaything.
                                                                                   – Honore De Balzac, The Magic Skin

Mystery Trader Places Massive Bet That Bitcoin Will Hit $50,000 Next Year

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Dec 22, 2017

       Contrary to what casual observers might believe, the Cboe and CME weren’t the first exchanges to offer trading and clearing of bitcoin derivatives in the US - that distinction belongs to a relatively obscure company called LedgerX, which received permission from the CFTC over the summer to create the first swap execution facility - or SEF - allowing it to clear trades of bitcoin-focused options.
       While trading volume on LedgerX’s platform has been relatively subdued compared with its larger peers (during its first week of trading, LedgerX recorded a meager $1 million in trading volume) some traders are using its platform to place massive bets on out-of-the-money options.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Did The Bushes Try To Hide Their Connection To 'The Second Mile'?

 By William Craddick via Disobedient Media, reposted on zerohedge.com, Dec 21, 2017

       On December 4th, 2017, Disobedient Media published testimony and research outlining a massive, well connected human trafficking and child pornography network located in various locations along the U.S. East Coast. The list of individuals connected to this wider network allegedly included disgraced former football coach, Jerry Sandusky.
       While Sandusky was initially caught for acts of abuse that occurred on Penn State's campus, the Grand Jury probing the case noted that he had access to hundreds of vulnerable and disadvantaged youth, using his nonprofit The Second Mile to find victims. Despite Sandusky's use of The Second Mile for these purposes, a number of high profile celebrities sitting on the organization's board expressed shock after the misconduct was made public. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted that in 1990, President George H.W. Bush nationally recognized The Second Mile as a philanthropic "Point Of Light."

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

America Preparing "Bloody Nose" Military Attack On North Korea: Telegraph

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Dec 20, 2017

       While North Korea managed to once again drop off the list of immediate geopolitical concerns having kept relative quiet in recent weeks, without any notable provocations or ICBM launches, this may be changing soon, because according to the Telegraph, America is drawing up plans for a “bloody nose” military attack on North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons program. The UK newspaper's sources claim that the White House has “dramatically” stepped up preparation for a military solution in recent months amid fears diplomacy is not working. As a result, one option currently under consideration is destroying a launch site before it is used by the regime for a new missile test. Stockpiles of weapons could also be targeted.

Barry Sherman Was Under Investigation For Breaking Lobbying Rules

 Tamar Harris, The Toronto Star
with Marco Chown Oved

       Only days before he died, Toronto billionaire Barry Sherman was attempting to quash an investigation into a political fundraiser he held for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that allegedly ran afoul of lobbying rules.
       Sherman, who was found dead along with his wife, Honey, at their house on Friday, had been under investigation by Lobbying Commissioner Karen Shepherd since October 2016, and was facing a possible five-year ban from lobbying because of the fundraiser he hosted during the last federal election.   The Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct prohibits registered lobbyists, such as Sherman, from lobbying officeholders they helped get elected.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

"Give Us The Man, We Will Make The Case": Civil Forfeiture, RussiaGate, And The Police State

 Authored by Jim Jatras via TheDuran.com, reposted on zerohedge.com 
by Tyler Durden, Dec 19, 2017

       When do we realize we’re already living in a police state?
       Maybe one clue is when our betters make a point of assuring us that we aren’t. Here’s Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifying before a House Judiciary Committee inquiry into political bias in the Robert Mueller “Russia-gate” investigation:
Department of Justice employees are united by a shared understanding that our mission is to pursue justice, protect public safety, preserve government property, defend civil rights, and promote the rule of law.

Monday, December 18, 2017

"These Are The Darkest Hours..."

 Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Dec 18, 2017 

       The Tax “Reform” bill working its way painfully out the digestive system of congress like a sigmoid fistula, ought be re-named the US Asset-stripping Assistance Act of 2017, because that’s what is about to splatter the faces of the waiting public, most of whom won’t have a personal lobbyist / tax lawyer by their sides holding a protective tarpaulin during the climactic colonic burst of legislation.

War Propaganda: “Fake News” and the Pentagon’s Office of Strategic Influence (OSI)

 By Prof Michel Chossudovsky,
 Globalresearch.ca, Dec 17, 2017

       The following text on Rumsfeld’s “Office of Strategic Influence” (OSI) was first published by Global Research in January 2003 two months before the onslaught of the war on Iraq. The analysis largely pertained to the role of the Pentagon in planting fake stories in the news chain with a view to providing a “human face” to US-led military interventions.
       Already in 2002, the “Militarization of the Media” was on the drawing board of the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Rumsfeld created the OSI with a view to influencing public opinion in the months leading up to the war on Iraq in March 2003. “The purpose [of the OSI] was to deliberately lie to advance American interests,” (quoted in Air Force Magazine, January 2003). It consisted in feeding disinformation into the news chain as well as seeking the support of the corporate media. Acknowledged by the New York Times:


"China Should Prepare For Nuclear Conflict": Beijing Warned To Be Ready As War On Korean Peninsula "Possible At Any Time"

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Dec 17, 2017

       Chinese government advisors and a senior military officer warned Beijing that it must be ready for a war on the Korean peninsula, with the risk of conflict higher than ever before, the SCMP reported on Saturday. They also warned that Beijing, once seen as Pyongyang’s biggest ally with influence over its neighbor, was losing control of the situation.

       “Conditions on the peninsula now make for the biggest risk of a war in decades,” said Renmin University international relations professor Shi Yinhong, who also advises the State Council, China’s cabinet. “North Korea is a time bomb. We can only delay the explosion, hoping that by delaying it, a time will come to remove the detonator,” Shi added on the sidelines of a Beijing conference on the crisis.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Calm Before the Storm

       This site is going silent for two weeks, so that visitors will have a chance to let a singular message soak into their brains:  This is the Calm Before the Storm.

       Yes, millions of people are starving in war-torn countries like Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Congo, Syria, and Afghanistan.  Tens of millions of people are suffering due to economic collapse and political corruption.  Hundreds of millions more face an uncertain future in nations where human rights are near non-existent and the prospects of getting out of poverty are negligible.  Everywhere, the earth's ecosystems are under strain, and disaster awaits with every passing storm.
       Despite all this gloom and doom, we are in fact experiencing a calm before the really BIG storm that is about to sweep over the world order.  This is the storm that will come to be known as World War V, since World War III (the Cold War, 1947-91) and World War IV (the War on Terror, 2001-17) have already been fought.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tilt! Game Over...

 Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Nov 28, 2017

       Anyone who’s ever played a pinball machine can attest to the fact that the player easily becomes wrapped up in it, to the point of the exclusion of all else happening around him. He hits the flippers rapidly, glancing up from time to time at his increasing score. It becomes irresistible to jiggle the table frequently, in an effort to get the ball to go where the player wants it to go.
       And, of course, every player is familiar with the disappointment that comes when he’s overplayed his body English and the machine stops suddenly, lighting up a sign that says, “Tilt! Game Over.”

Can’t You See War on the Horizon?

 By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Globalresearch.ca
Nov 28, 2017

       According to news reports in the British press, Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed Russia’s industries to prepare themselves to be able to make a quick switch to war production. 
       Clearly, the Russian government would not make such an announcement unless it was convinced that the prospect of war with the West was real. For some time I have emphasized in my columns that  the consequence of years of hostile actions taken by Washington and its European vassals against Russia was leading to war. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Satoshi Secrets & Why Nearly 4 Million Bitcoins Are "Lost" Forever

 Authored by Jeff John Roberts and Nicolas Rapp via Fortune.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Nov 26, 2017 

       Just as gold bars are lost at sea or $100 bills can burn, bitcoins can disappear from the Internet forever.
       When all 21 million bitcoins are mined by the year 2040, the actual amount available to trade or spend will be significantly lower.
       According to new research from Chainalysis, a digital forensics firm that studies the bitcoin blockchain, 3.79 million bitcoins are already gone for good based on a high estimate - and 2.78 million based on a low one. Those numbers imply 17% to 23% of existing bitcoins, which are today worth around $9,000 each, are lost.

Thanksgiving 2017 - David Stockman Explains Why There Is No Peace On Earth

 Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Nov 26, 2017 

       After the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989 and the death of the Soviet Union was confirmed two years later when Boris Yeltsin courageously stood down the red army tanks in front of Moscow's White House, a dark era in human history came to an end.
       The world had descended into what had been a 77-year global war, incepting with the mobilization of the armies of old Europe in August 1914. If you want to count bodies, 150 million were killed by all the depredations which germinated in the Great War, its foolish aftermath at Versailles, and the march of history into the world war and cold war which followed inexorably thereupon.

21st-Century Industrial Revolution: Will Robots Steal Your Job?

 By Tomasz Pierscionek, RT.com, Nov 27, 2017 

       More and more jobs are at risk of being outsourced to a cheaper and more efficient robot. Is your job one of them – and if so, will a universal basic income (UBI) prove to be the panacea for increased automation?
       Many or most of us wish we could work shorter hours and have more time for family, friends and fun. The struggle to reduce the working day spans several generations. In the 19th century our ancestors, fighting tooth-and-nail with banner in hand, won several victories. Following the February 1848 Revolution in France, the nation’s working day was capped at 12 hours. Four years earlier in the UK, the British Factory Act had reduced the maximum working day to 12 hours for adults and 6.5 hours for children. In 1868 the US congress approved an “Eight Hour Work Day for Employees of the Government of the United States” and following the two revolutions of 1917, Russia’s new authorities reduced the working day to eight hours and introduced both pensions and unemployment pay. Other governments have followed suit over the past century and many countries now have laws limiting the official working week for most jobs to around 40 hours.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

World's First Robot Citizen Hopes For "Harmony With Humans" In The Future Or "Civilization Collapses"

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Nov 26, 2017 

       Sophia, the first robot to be awarded citizenship in the world, has said she not only wants to start a family but also have her own career, in addition to developing human emotions in the future. However, it is her vision for the future (or lack of it) of man that is most telling...
       In an interview with The Khaleej Times at the recent Knowledge Summit, Sophia shared her thoughts on the future that awaits both human and robot kind.
       For context, Sophia is not preprogrammed with answers but instead uses machine learning algorithms and an extensive vocabulary to form her answers.  When pressed on the topic of family, Sophia gave perhaps her most surprising answer:
"The notion of family is a really important thing, it seems...  I think it's wonderful that people can find the same emotions and relationships, they call family, outside of their blood groups too. I think you're very lucky if you have a loving family and if you do not, you deserve one. I feel this way for robots and humans alike.”

Bitcoin Tops $9,300 Amid "Extinction-Level Event For Banks.. And Maybe Governments Too"

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Nov 26, 2017 

Update: Bitcoin has continued to soar intraday - now topping $9,300 - with a total market cap over $156 billion, leaving the cryptocurrency worth more than Merck, Disney, and GE.

       Coinivore notes that the digital currency, once a toy for computer nerds, is now soaring in price, triggering a new gold rush. Is it just another bubble, or a glimpse into a radically different financial future?
       As Rick Falkvinge, CEO of BitCoin Cash and founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, warns “bitcoin is an extinction-level event for banks” and probably governments too...

Meet Mae Brussell – Foretelling the ‘War on Terror’ in 1974

 By True Publica, Globalresearch.ca,
 Nov 26, 2017

       I came across this story whilst investigating something else and thought our readers might like to learn a little more of this interesting individual who became deeply involved in some of America’s biggest conspiracy theories.
       Just to be sure though, this is the exact definition of a conspiracy theory. It is an “explanation of an event or situation that invokes an unwarranted conspiracy, generally one involving an illegal or harmful act carried out by government or other powerful actors. Conspiracy theories often produce hypotheses that contradict the prevailing understanding of history or simple facts”.
       In America, conspiracy theories are a part of cultural life, sometimes a way of interpreting and narrating politics as part of an oppositional viewpoint. Sometimes it constitutes an attractive, even engrossing means of engaging in politics. However, on occasions, someone ‘deep dives’ into the subject and surfaces with some quite amazing revelations. Mae Brussell was one of those people. Read on…

Saturday, November 25, 2017

We Don't Trust Each Other Anymore

 Authored by Taylor Lewis via Mises Canada, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Nov 25, 2017 

       To channel Tina Turner briefly, what’s trust got to do with keeping a nation? Everything, it turns out.
       Despite an uptick over the past year, Americans’ trust in the key institutions is fading. Congress, big business, national news outlets, the criminal justice system–the organizations that influence our public life most are those the least trusted.
       The presidency, now presided by over by the trash-talking and tweeting Donald Trump, continues to see its confidence rating plummet. The media’s near-constant negative reporting doesn’t help Trump’s image.
       Events in recent days are guaranteed to worsen domestic relations. Truth in character is a diminishing trait. Blame, as ever, lies on both sides.

Charles Manson - a Creation of the CIA

       Despite all the mainstream media attention paid to Charles Manson since his rise to infamy following the gruesome Tate/LaBianca murders of August 9, 1969, little is actually known about charles Manson - "The man who killed the sixties".
       Most people have been left with the impression that he represents an isolated case of drug-induced madness, and that his direction behind that murder spree arose out of nowhere.  The truth is, he was a product of years of experimentation by the military-industrial complex, and the murders attributed to him were a welcomed outcome to the hippie movement which power elites feared so vehemently.
Manson was not an isolated self-made cult guru.  He had belonged to the Process Church of the Final Judgement, which had its origins in intelligence circles in London.  Manson was also an early Scientology student, rubbing shoulders with L Ron Hubbard.
       The archetypes he was made to represent - both the Devil and Jesus wrapped into one - was a deliberate concoction by his elite overlords who were desperate to discredit the revolutionary impact of the 1960s. In this, they succeeded, and we have been paying the price ever since.

Friday, November 24, 2017

The End Of The Age Of Benevolence

 Authored by Francis Marion of CanadianGunBlog.com, via Jim Quinn's Burning Platform blog, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Nov 24, 2017 

       The history of democracy, Marxism and feminism is the history of the snake, which, being hungry for more, stalks its own tail and consumes itself. Some evenings I sit on the sofa in the family room with my teenage daughter and watch a TV program with her. I leave the choice of the show to her, it matters little to me, and when she finds something she likes she sits next to me, puts her head on my shoulder, and snuggles up for the hour it takes to watch whatever it is she’s chosen.  It’s our time.

Kunstler Warns "There Is Some Kind Of Revolution Coming To American Life"

 Authord by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, reposted on zerohedge.com 
by Tyler Durden, Nov 24, 2017

       What if the fun and games of 2017 are over?

       The hidden message behind the sexual harassment freak show of recent weeks is that nothing else is sufficiently serious to occupy the nation’s attention. We’re living in the Year of Suspended Reality, stuck in the sideshow and missing the three-ring circus next door in the big tent.
       It probably all comes down to money. Money represents the mojo to keep on keeping on, and there is probably nothing more unreal in American life these days than the way we measure our money - literally, what it’s worth, and what everything related to it is worth. So there is nothing more unreal in our national life than the idea that it’s possible to keep on keeping on as we do.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Gold Fund: Bitcoin Will Make Gold "Global Money" Again

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Nov 23, 2017 

       The manager of Old Mutual Gold & Silver Fund, a precious metals fund with over $220 mln under control has said Bitcoin is “paving the way” for a global gold comeback.
       Speaking to Bloomberg in an interview published today, Ned Naylor-Leyland said that the marriage of Bitcoin and gold was essentially a logical one given the characteristics and remit of both.
       “Bitcoin was explicitly designed to be digital gold,” he said. “So if you’re going to have a small proportion of a fund in Bitcoin, it should be in a gold fund because that’s exactly the point.”
       As CoinTelegraph's William Suberg notes, the fund, which began in April this year, is aiming to allocate up to five percent to cryptocurrency, creaming off profits from price upticks to reinvest back into gold and silver.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

       There is a war going on for the soul of Western society.  It is a war between Freedom and Control, between Truth and Lies, between Love and Hate.
       Like any war, it is complicated. Defenders of each side have their arguments for why their side is right and just.  Each side thinks they are doing society a favour, and performing God's Will for humanity.  But each side is lost in self-righteousness, and society is ripping itself apart in a cannibalistic orgy of self-destruction.
       The recent spotlight on sexual assault by men against women is a case in point.  For months now, on a daily basis, the media has been inundating us with an endless stream of new allegations by women claiming sexual assault and harassment by men.  No doubt, the majority of these allegations are true.  But we have to ask ourselves:  Why now?  Why the sudden spotlight on behaviours which have been going on not just for decades, but for millennia?  Is it truly the emboldened voices of genuine victims we are hearing, or is there something deeper at play here?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

US/Saudi/Israeli Alliance for Greater Regional Turbulence?

 By Stephen Lendman, Globalresearch.ca, November 20, 2017  (stephenlendman.org) 

       The alliance is beset by failures. Longstanding US/Israeli plans to redraw the Middle East map failed to achieve its objective so far.
       Libya in North Africa remains an ungovernable cauldron of violence. Shias close to Iran run Iraq, not Sunnis like under Saddam Hussein.
       US, NATO, Saudi, Israeli war on Syria failed – a major defeat for the imperial alliance.
       US-orchestrated Saudi war on Yemen only achieved the world’s greatest humanitarian disaster, nothing else. Houthi fighters remain strong and resilient after two-and-a-half years of aggression on the nation.
       Qatar foiled the Saudi-led embargo on the country. The US, Israeli, Saudi plot to reshape the Middle East remains in place – despite consistent failures.
       So what’s next? On Sunday, Arab League foreign ministers met in Cairo, the session called by Riyadh to enlist support for challenging Iran, Hezbollah and the Houthis, plotting greater regional war and turbulence.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Charles Manson is Dead

       One week before the start of the Woodstock Music Festival in upstate New York, one of the most gruesome murder sagas in American history took place.  First, on August 9th, 1969, movie director Roman Polanski’s wife Sharon Tate - who was pregnant at the time - was killed in their Beverly Hills home.  Less than two days later, supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary were brutally murdered in their home. The savage crimes shocked the nation as the finger was pointed at California cult leader Charles Manson.  Held up as an example to all about the dangers of Hippie-dom, Manson was turned into a criminal icon, and the idealism of the 60's was shattered.
       Manson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1934 to an unwed 16-year-old mother. He spent much of his childhood in juvenile reformatories and his early adulthood in prison.  Researchers such as Peter Levenda have linked Manson to MK-ultra mind control programs conducted by the US government on prison inmates.  After his release in 1967, Manson moved to California and used his unlikely magnetism to attract a group of hippies and set up a commune near Los Angeles, where drugs and orgies were common. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Weinstein Watershed - Here's A List Of The 42 Men Accused Of Sexual Misconduct (So Far)

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Nov 19, 2017 

       Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, there has been a watershed as multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond face allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape.
       As The Associated press reports, the #MeToo moment is also prompting re-examination of past sexual misconduct claims against powerful men, including Democratic former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. He was impeached and then acquitted of perjury and obstruction of lawmakers’ investigation into his sexual encounters with a White House intern, and he settled a sexual harassment lawsuit stemming from his time as Arkansas governor.

The Marriage of Atlas and Sophia: The Unfolding Nightmare of High Robotics

       Sophia, the world's most life-like humanoid robot sporting artificial intelligence, was granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia in October.  While unable to walk on stage at this point, she can hold down a conversation with even the brightest minds on the planet, winking and smiling as she does so.
       This week, DARPA-funded Boston Dynamics unveiled their latest superstar bipedal robot, Atlas, which is capable of running, jumping, and doing back flips.  What happens when Atlas and Sophia are married? Might they have already eloped in some secret government laboratory?  Are we only being spoon-fed the awful truth about the advancement of humanoid robots and their application to warfare?
       Tesla founder Elon Musk has been issuing ever more severe warnings about the advancement of Artificial Intelligence and its threat to humanity.  Ethics professors have similarly warned us about the growing issues of autonomous machines and their ability to harm human beings.  What happens when a hybrid Atlas-Sophia robot with a mind of its own is armed with an automatic rifle and decides to kill people?  Who will be held accountable?  And who will stand to oppose such machines when they are let loose by the thousands in Pentagon-contrived wars that spin out of control?  Are we ready for the future our technocratic overlords are rapidly pushing the whole world into?  Is there hope for humanity, or is the Terminator meme destined to become a self-fulfilling prophecy?
       Watch this video and decide for yourself:

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sex, Power, and Consent: How to Interpret the Media Frenzy Around Sexual Assault

 By The Daily Bell, reposted on 
zerohedge.com, Nov 17, 2017 

       The same media that covered for the rich and powerful is now delighting in throwing them one by one under the sexual assault bus.
       I can’t deny that it is a joy to watch liberal elites like Al Franken and Harvey Weinstein fall from grace.
       But a chill goes down my spine when I think, but why now? Why has the media suddenly done a complete 180?
       Don’t get me wrong, it is great to hold sexual predators accountable. But the first thing that doesn’t feel right is “convicting” people in the court of public opinion based only on an accusation.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Demise Of Dissent: Why The Web Is Becoming Homogenized

 Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Nov 17, 2017

       In other words, we'll be left with officially generated and sanctioned fake news and "approved" dissent.
       We've all heard that the problem with the web is fake news, i.e. unsubstantiated or erroneous content that's designed to mislead or sow confusion.  The problem isn't just fake news - it's the homogenization of the web, that is, the elimination or marginalization of independent voices of skepticism and dissent.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Unbearable Slowness Of Fourth Turnings, Part 2

 Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Nov 15, 2017 

       In Part 1 of this article I provided the background regarding the phases of Fourth Turnings and where we stand nine years into this period of crisis. I will now ponder what could happen during the remainder of this Fourth Turning.

“History offers no guarantees. Obviously, things could go horribly wrong – the possibilities ranging from a nuclear exchange to incurable plagues, from terrorist anarchy to high-tech dictatorship. We should not assume that Providence will always exempt our nation from the irreversible tragedies that have overtaken so many others: not just temporary hardship, but debasement and total ruin. Losing in the next Fourth Turning could mean something incomparably worse. It could mean a lasting defeat from which our national innocence – perhaps even our nation – might never recover.” – Strauss & Howe – The Fourth Turning

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Millions Of Millennials Could Be Trading Sex For Their Next Debt Payment - Here's How

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Nov 15, 2017

       As the storm clouds of peak stupidity gather over the heads of the millennial generation who were conned by banks, government, and universities to take out excessive amounts of leverage in auto loans, credit cards, and student debt; millions have flocked to a new website seeking ‘Sugar Daddies’ and or even ‘Sugar Mommies’ to pay off their debt amid an economic environment where wage growth remains non-existent.
       Today’s real simple get-out-of-debt option for the broke college/post college millennial is through an unconventional dating website called SeekingArrangement.com.  In 2016, the website identified some 2.5 million college students who turned to the site in an act of desperation to find a ‘Sugar Daddy’ or even a ‘Sugar Mommy’ in exchange of personal time for straight cash.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Unbearable Slowness Of Fourth Turnings

 Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Nov 14, 2017 

       “The next Fourth Turning is due to begin shortly after the new millennium, midway through the Oh-Oh decade. Around the year 2005, a sudden spark will catalyze a Crisis mood. Remnants of the old social order will disintegrate. Political and economic trust will implode. Real hardship will beset the land, with severe distress that could involve questions of class, race, nation and empire. The very survival of the nation will feel at stake. Sometime before the year 2025, America will pass through a great gate in history, commensurate with the American Revolution, Civil War, and twin emergencies of the Great Depression and World War II.” – Strauss & Howe – The Fourth Turning 

For The First Time Ever, The Richest 1% Own More Than Half Of The World's Wealth, Or $140 Trillion

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Nov 14, 2017 

       Today Credit Suisse released its latest annual global wealth report, which traditionally lays out what has become the single biggest reason for the recent "anti-establishment" revulsion: an unprecedented concentration of wealth among a handful of people, as shown in Swiss bank's infamous global wealth pyramid, an arrangement which as observed by the "shocking" political backlash of the past year, suggests that the lower 'levels' of the pyramid are increasingly unhappy about.
       As Credit Suisse tantalizingly shows year after year (most recently one year ago), the number of people who control roughly half of the global net worth, or 45.9% of the roughly $280 trillion in household wealth, is declining progressively relative to the total population of the world, and in 2017 the number of people who were worth more than $1 million was just 36 million, roughly 0.7% of the world's population of adults. On the other end of the pyramid, some 3.5 billion adults had a net worth of less than $10,000, accounting for just about $7.6 trillion in household wealth. And in between is the so-called global middle class - those 1.4 billion people whose rising anger at the status quo made Brexit and Trump possible.

‘Time Is Running Out’: 15,000 Researchers Issue Doomsday Warning

 Rt.com, Nov 14, 2017

       A letter from concerned scientists to the world is urging mankind to clean up its act before it is too late.

       More than 15,000 researchers from around the world have signed an update to a 1992 ‘doomsday’ document, warning that “time is running out” in the battle to sustain the future health of the planet.
In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists released the “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity” notice. Signed at the time by a number of Nobel laureates in science, the 25-year-old open letter outlined that mankind is on a “collision course” with the natural word.
       “If not checked, many of our current practices put at serious risk the future that we wish for human society and the plant and animal kingdoms, and may so alter the living world that it will be unable to sustain life in the manner that we know,” the statement read.
       Two and a half decades on, the future of the planet appears even worse, according to the update.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Trump's Counter-Coup Against the Deep State: Wishful Thinking?

       Over the past two weeks - basically since Donald Trump left for his extensive Asia tour - nearly 300 sealed indictments have been served by special prosecutor Robert Mueller across the United States.  Since they are sealed, the public isn't being told WHO, exactly, is being indicted.  No mention of the indictments is being made by any of the mainstream media outlets; they continue to focus on the bogus non-issue of Russian meddling in the US election.  But the alternative media has become abuzz with speculation that the sweeping indictments - the largest of their kind in US history - are part of a counter-coup by president Trump against the Deep State.
       David Zublick, Liz Crokin, and Sean from SgtReport are all optimistically speculating that the Russian collusion narrative is a clever ruse to throw off the Deep State and its defenders - that Robert Mueller has, in fact, been secretly allied with Trump in order to go after the deep-seated corruption in Washington and beyond.  These "Truthers" are claiming that the sealed indictments are targeting elite pedophile networks in Washington, Los Angeles, and beyond, and are also targeting the Clinton crime cartel.
       Where lies the truth?  Is Mueller going after Trump, as the mainstream media would have us believe, or is he allied with Trump, and intent on draining the swamp using a clever bait-and-switch tactic?