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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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?

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Jail, Drugs And Video Games: Why Millennial Men Are Disappearing From The Labor Force

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Nov 12, 2017 

       Last week, Goldman Sachs pointed out a very disturbing trend in the US labor market: where the participation rate for women in the prime age group of 25-54 have seen a dramatic rebound in the past 2 years, such a move has been completely missing when it comes to their peer male workers. As Goldman's Jan Hatzius put in in "A Divided Labor Market", "some of the workers who gave up and dropped out of the labor force during the recession and its aftermath still have not found their way back in." In fact, the labor force participation rate of prime-age (25-54 year-old) women has rebounded quite a bit and is now only moderately below pre-crisis levels, but the rate for prime-age men remains well below pre-crisis levels.

The Surveillance State: An Inexorable March Toward Totalitarianism

 Authored by Jeremiah Johnson via 
SHTFplan.com, reposted on zerohedge.com
by Tyler Durden, Nov 11, 2017 

       The Surveillance State has slowed down its rate of growth since the President took office, however, it has not halted that growth. Instead, it lies festering below the veneer of daily events, inexorably growing its tentacles and extending their reach.
       Akin to an infestation of weeds, the roots are deep within the fabric of our communications networks: telephones, CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) cameras, the Internet…all are thoroughly permeated.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

From Superpower to Incompetence

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Globalresearch.ca
Nov 11, 2017

       Having grown up during the second half of the 20th century, I don’t recognize my country today. I experienced life in a competent country, and now I experience life in an incompetent country.
       Everything is incompetent. The police are incompetent. They shoot children, grandmothers, cripples, and claim that they feared for their life.
       Washington’s foreign policy is incompetent. Washington has alienated the world with its insane illegal attacks on other countries.
       Today the United States and Israel are the two most distrusted countries on earth and the two countries regarded as the greatest threat to peace.

Debunking Two American Myths

 Authored by The Saker, posted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Nov 10, 2017 

       There are two myths which are deeply imprinted in the minds of most US Americans which are extremely dangerous and which can result in a war with Russia.

The first myth is the myth of the US military superiority.

The second myth is the myth about the US invulnerability.

       I believe that it is therefore crucial to debunk these myths before they end up costing us millions of lives and untold suffering.

Friday, November 10, 2017

The US Has Become A Reality-Optional Society

 Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, resposted on zerohedge.com 
by Tyler Durden, Nov 10, 2017 

       The hysteria manufacturing business formerly known as the news media is enjoying multiple orgasms this morning in the outing of notoriously vulgar comedian Louis CK for exactly the sort of vulgar behavior offstage that he riffed about onstage. What a surprise.
       We also learn today that Jeremy Piven, beloved and admired for his role as a bimbo-berating Hollywood agent in the HBO comedy Entourage, is alleged to have groped a starlet in his trailer. Or was he just doggedly staying in character between set-ups? And what was she doing there, anyway? Stopping by to share the everything bagel with jalapeño cream cheese that she picked up at craft services?

Every Working American Owes $1.5 Million

 By Egon von Greyerz, GoldSwitzerland, posted on SGTReport.com, Nov 10, 2017

       The facts just don’t add up. US wages are falling, trade deficit is at 10 year high, debt is surging so are stocks and the US Government has again managed to publish a number of contradicting employment figures that make no sense whatsoever.
       US Consumer Sentiment is the highest in 13 years. At the same time US October Household Employment Survey dropped 484,000 and the Labour Force shrank by 765,000. But due to manipulation of the figures, October payroll increased by 261,000 and the Unemployment Rate declined to 4.0% from 4.2%. The Labour Participation Rate is down to the 1977 level with only 62% of the population employed or looking for work.
       How can anyone believe any of these figures which tell us Payroll increased and Unemployment declined at the same time as Employment and Labour force went down substantially. It must all be pure fantasy.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Facebook Founder Sean Parker Comes Clean, Says Facebook Is Destroying Our Children and Our Society

     38-year-old founding president of Facebook, Sean Parker, was uncharacteristically frank about his co-creation in a recent interview with Axios - so much so, in fact, that he concluded, Mark Zuckerberg will probably block his account in retaliation.
       Confirming every Orwellian conspiracy theory there is about the social media giant, Parker explained how social networks purposely hook users and hurt our brains. He stated for the record:
"When Facebook was getting going, I had these people who would come up to me and they would say, 'I'm not on social media.' And I would say, 'OK. You know, you will be.' And then they would say, 'No, no, no. I value my real-life interactions. I value the moment. I value presence. I value intimacy.' And I would say, ... 'We'll get you eventually.'" 

Disaster In Red: The 100th Anniversary Of The Russian Socialist Revolution

 Authored by Richard Ebeling via The Future of Freedom Foundation, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Nov 9, 2017

       November 7, 2017, marked the one hundredth anniversary of the Russian (or Bolshevik) Revolution in Russia that happened on that date in November 1917, which lead to the communist “dictatorship of the proletariat” and ushered in an epoch of totalitarian tyranny and mass murder both in Russia and in every other country where socialism was put into practice.
       Historians estimate that as many as 150 million people, if not more – innocent men, women and children – were killed in the name of building the collectivist utopia. They were shot, tortured, worked or starved to death in prison cells, in interrogation rooms, in labor camps, or just in the places where they lived.

'Like Magic’: Scientists Find Way to Make Old Human Cells Young Again

 RT.com, Nov 9, 2017 

       Scientists have discovered how to make old human cells young again through rejuvenation. It’s an exciting discovery that could change the way humans age.
       Researchers at the University of Exeter and University of Brighton found they could rejuvenate senescent cells, cells that had stopped their natural growth cycle,causing them to start to divide again. The experiment found they not only look younger, but also behave like younger cells.
       “When I saw some of the cells in the culture dish rejuvenating I couldn't believe it. These old cells were looking like young cells. It was like magic,” researcher Dr. Eva Latorre said. “I repeated the experiments several times and in each case the cells rejuvenated. I am very excited by the implications and potential for this research.”

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Reflections on the First Anniversary of Trump's Election to the US Presidency

       One year ago today, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States of America, much to the surprise of the mainstream media pundits and most Americans.  The upset victory went against all expectations, since even those who voted for Trump by and large thought the cards were stacked against him.  Doctored opinion polls and extremely biased media had nearly everyone convinced that America was destined to elect its first female president, even if it was going to involve widespread ballot fraud to achieve it.  Not so. Despite widespread shinanigans involving millions of votes for Hillary by hacked electronic voting machines and fake ballots by deceased and non-existing voters, Trump still pulled off the seemingly impossible:  he was elected POTUS.

US Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on Wars Since 9/11

 RT.com, Nov 8, 2017 

       Washington has expended a whopping $5.6 trillion on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan since 2001, according to a new study. That figure is more than three times what the Pentagon has claimed in official estimates.
       Research from the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University found that as of late September, the US wars combined with "additional spending on Homeland Security and the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs" had totaled more than $4.3 trillion since the 9/11 attacks in 2001. That number surged to $5.6 trillion once likely costs were added for fiscal year 2018, along with estimated future spending on veterans.

Real Motive Behind Saudi Purge Emerges: $800 Billion In Confiscated Assets

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Nov 8, 2017 

       From the very beginning, there was something off about Sunday's unprecedented countercoup purge unleashed by Mohammad bin Salman on alleged political enemies, including some of Saudi Arabia's richest and most powerful royals and government officials: it was just too brazen to be a simple "power consolidation" move; in fact most commentators were shocked by the sheer audacity, with one question outstanding: why take such a huge gamble? After all, there was little chatter of an imminent coup threat against either the senile Saudi King or the crown prince, MbS, and a crackdown of such proportions would only boost animosity against the current ruling royals further.
       Things gradually started to make sense when it emerged that some $33 billion in oligarch net worth was "at risk" among just the 4 wealthiest arrested Saudis, which included the media-friendly prince Alwaleed.  [pictured above signing a business deal with Britain's Prince Philip]

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

"Explosive" Leaked Secret Israeli Cable Confirms Israeli-Saudi Coordination To Provoke War

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Nov 7, 2017

       Early this morning, Israeli Channel 10 news published a leaked diplomatic cable which had been sent to all Israeli ambassadors throughout the world concerning the chaotic events that unfolded over the weekend in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, which began with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's unexpected resignation after he was summoned to Riyadh by his Saudi-backers, and led to the Saudis announcing that Lebanon had "declared war" against the kingdom.
       The classified embassy cable, written in Hebrew, constitutes the first formal evidence proving that the Saudis and Israelis are deliberately coordinating to escalate the situation in the Middle East.

"Army of Spies": Weinstein Hired Ex-Mossad Agents to Silence Abuse Allegations

 RT.com, Nov 7, 2017 

       An “army of spies” tried to silence actresses and reporters making allegations against Harvey Weinstein, a report claims. Security firm Black Cube, run by former Mossad operatives, is reported to be involved.
       The New Yorker magazine revealed that the former Miramax producer hired Black Cube as well as Kroll, one of the world’s largest corporate intelligence firms. Their brief was to find out compromising details about the personal lives and sexual histories of the dozens of women and journalists who were in a position to expose him.
       According to the investigation, Black Cube, which describes itself as “a select group of veterans from the Israeli elite intelligence,” repeatedly fished for information on actress Rose McGowan, who publicly accused Weinstein of rape.

“False Flags” Are So Common that U.S. Officials Commonly Discuss Them

 By George Washington, zerohedge.com,
 Nov 6, 2017 

       Internet blogger George Washington has done it again, assembling a powerful plethora of evidence showing the duplicity and sinister intent of our ruling elite.  This time, he has assembled television interviews where top US government and military officials openly admit to using "false flags" to conduct foreign policy.  Despite the mainstream media's attempt to marginalize the concept, false flags can be shown to be part of the regular parlance of US officials.
       For example, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, openly admitted that the US deploys the practice. Former Director for Transnational Threats on the U.S. National Security Council, Roger Cressey, also admitted it.  Then we have former CIA counterterrorism official Philip Mudd talking openly about it like it is common knowledge.  Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney, a high ranking Air Force official, talks about false flag operations as just another tool of ongoing global warfare.  Even neocon warmonger and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton admits the US regularly deploys this tool, killing innocents in the process.  And as revealed by Edward Snowden in an interview with NBC News, secretive software developed by the NSA is used by JTRIG officials to make computer hacking conducted by the US look like it originated elsewhere.
       When will it end?  What kind of Orwellian nightmare world of deception and Un-Truth have we entered?  What is the end-game, and where will this lead the world?

Monday, November 6, 2017

"By George, You've Done It!" The Secret Tool of American Covert Operations Exposed by Conspiracy Researcher George Webb

       It's been a little over a year since YouTube sensation George Webb began researching in real-time the conspiracies and covert operations that make our sick and cursed world go 'round.  It started with an examination of the Clinton Foundation and the Wikileaks emails which opened a window into the dealings of the Clinton Crime Family. Webb's inquisitiveness and persistence led him to discover cover-op ratlines involving drug-running through mango shipments, child trafficking out of Haiti, and illicit organ harvesting from war-zones.  This then led to the uncovering of the Awan Brothers spy ring in Washington, and the compromising of most Capitol Hill politicians through Blackberries, brownstone operations, and blackmail.
       Lately, the biggest breakthrough discovery of them all has come about due to the on-the-ground sleuthing of this one-man-intelligence-gathering-machine - George Webb:  the majority of the world's shipments of illegal drugs and arms is occurring using uranium shipping containers. 
       Brilliant!  Who would have guessed?  Transport your drugs and arms and whatever else in the one kind of container no one wants to open for fear of death - uranium containers.  THIS is the real story of Uranium One, and why the Clintons received huge bribes and kickbacks to secure the deal.  The ostensible shipments of "uranium" around the world is really just a cover for the single greatest means of transporting illicit cargo for the CIA, the Pakistani ISI, and the crime families who profit to the tune of billions of dollars conducting the dirtiest crimes of all:  heroin trafficking, arms trafficking to ISIS, and nuclear waste dumping.
       For the sake of humanity, we can only hope that George Webb's research can break into the mainstream and lead to arrests.  God bless you, George.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

In a World of Propaganda, Lies, and Self Deception: Reviving the Spirit of Existential Rebellion

 By Edward Curtin, Globalresearch.ca
Nov 05, 2017
“Search for nothing anymore, nothing except truth.  Be very still and try to get at the truth.  And the first question to ask yourself is: How great a liar am I?”
         – D. H. Lawrence, Search For Truth

Like existential freedom, honesty and truth-seeking demand a perpetually renewed commitment. No one ever fully arrives, and all of us are blown off course on the journey. Even when we think we have reached our destination, we are often startled by the enigma of arrival, and must set sail again. We are all in the same boat. The search for truth is a process, an experiment, an essay – a trying without end.

Sex, Hollywood, and the Transhumanist Agenda of the Global Elite

     One of the most erudite discussions I've ever encountered on the subject of sex, Hollywood, and the transhumanist agenda of the global elite took place just a few days ago between Jay Dyer and Henrik Palmgren.  The pushing of transgenderism is no accident, and neither is the sexual assault meme or the pedophilia craze.  The 'Big Picture' of what is happening to Western culture is examined with incredible depth and insight, and I recommend everyone watch it in entirety: 

                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcINnvYfUHI

Paradise Papers: Massive New Leak Exposes Tax-Haven Secrets, Links Wilbur Ross To Russia

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Nov 5, 2017 

       One year after the Panama Papers revealed billions in assets are held in offshore "tax haven" accounts by some of the world's most powerful and wealthy individuals, on Sunday a huge new leak of financial documents disclosed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) - a global network that won the Pulitzer Prize this year for its work on the Panama Papers - and its 94 media partners has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Of particular interest for the US media will be the discovery that Donald Trump's commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US, including Vladimir Putin's immediate family, which Ross failed to clearly disclose prior to his confirmation.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

American Fascism - What They Don't Teach You In School

       With ANTIFA-organized protests spreading across America today, it is timely to ask:  What are the origins of fascism in the United States? Given the whitewashing of history and the burying of inconvenient truths, it is not surprising to learn that fascism spread across the United States lock-in-stride with Germany in the 1930's. Little wonder then that the Bush family made their fortune during World War II funding Nazi Germany.
       Thanks to the in-depth reporting and fearless look at history by TheIntercept.com, we are reminded of the deep roots of fascism in the United States.  Please watch the following video to learn what they never taught you in school, and what you'll never see re-broadcast in the mainstream media:

https://theintercept.com/2017/10/29/a-night-at-the-garden-is-the-most-terrifying-movie-you-can-watch-this-halloween/

Millions, Billions, and Trillions - All Of The World's Money And Markets In One Visualization

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Nov 3, 2017 

       When we talk about the giant size of Apple, the fortune of Warren Buffett, or the massive amount of global debt accumulated – all of these things sound large, but they are actually extremely different in magnitude.
       That’s why, as Visual Capitalists' Jeff Desjardins explains, visualizing things spatially can give us a better perspective on money and markets.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Scientists Look For A Cure For Politically Undesirable Behaviour, and Find It In Our Hormones

 Via GEFIRA, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Nov 3, 2017

       The ‘Free World’ has taken on where the Soviet scientists and psychiatrists left off.

       German and American scientists of renowned Universities in Bonn and Lübeck do research on treatment for politically undesirable behaviour like their Soviet colleagues from the infamous Serbsky Central Research Institute in Moscow. In the Soviet Union people who protested the system had to undergo psychiatric treatment.
       Vladimir Bukovsky, a world-known dissident survived one and described it. The same will be the fate of the so called Free World’s citizens if they fail to conform to the idea of a multi-cultural society. The powers that be have given a signal, and obliging, complaisant scientists are already busy working on bettering our collective and individual psyche. Apart from homophobia and Islamophobia, xenophobia is another psychiatric condition that needs to undergo therapy... hormonal therapy.

"He touched me!" - The Sexual Assault Meme Contaminates Western Society

     Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey. John Grissom. Michael Fallon. Brett Ratner. The list keeps growing daily...
       Why is it that as recently as six weeks ago, sexual assault was a near non-issue, regularly dismissed as "whining" by overly-sensitive born-complainers, yet now, it is the top news headline in virtually every newspaper and television news broadcast? What has changed to bring sexual assault allegations to the forefront of our culture?
       Here on this site over the past 8 months we have covered such topics as Pizzagate/ Pedogate, the promotion of transgenderism and transhumanism, and the normalization of cannibalism. Everywhere you look, the dismantling of traditional values and notions of sexual normalcy are being promoted by Hollywood and the mainstream media. The more bizarre and shocking, the more it is promoted as something we should all "tolerate" as part of a "diverse" culture. Yet, there is this newfound hypersensitivity ALSO being promoted surrounding the sexual advances of strong and powerful men.  Why the double standards? Why are so many people coming out NOW to claim they are the victim of a sexual assault at the hands of a man?