Ted Gunderson RIP
Ted Gunderson RIP
Ted Gunderson RIP
In September, both Apple and Google announced plans to encrypt information on iOS and Android devices by default. Almost immediately, there was a collective freakout by law enforcement types. But, try as they might, these law enforcement folks couldn’t paint any realistic scenario of where this would be a serious problem. Sure, they conjured up scenarios, but upon inspection they pretty much all fell apart. Instead, what was clear was that encryption could protect users from people copying information off of phones without permission, and, in fact, the FBI itself recommends you encrypt the data on your phone.
But it didn’t stop FBI director James Comey from ignoring the advice of his own agency and pushing for a new law that would create back doors (he called them front doors, but when asked to explain the difference, he admitted that he wasn’t “smart enough” to understand the distinction) in such encryption.
So, now, of course, the FBI/DOJ gets to go up to Congress and tell them scary stories about just how necessary breaking encryption would be. And it’s being done in total secrecy, because if it was done in public, experts might debunk the claims, like they’ve done with basically all of the scenarios provided in public to date….
The wealthiest nation on earth has somehow allowed a third of its children to slip into poverty, according to the United Nations.
Thirty-two percent of all U.S. children reside in households that have annual incomes below 60% of the national median income for 2008, or $31,000, UNICEFreported (pdf). In some states, the rate is even higher. New Mexico’s is 41.9%, the worst in the country. New Hampshire has the best rate, at 12.5%. Regionally, the South has the highest child poverty rates. In terms of population, more than 24 million American minors live in poverty.
UNICEF chose 2008 to show how bad things have become in the U.S. since it was before the Great Recession. Since then, the percentage of American kids living in poverty increased by 2% while 18 other nations lowered their child poverty rates.
“Extreme child poverty in the United States increased more during the Great Recession than it did in the recession of 1982, suggesting that, for the very poorest, the safety net affords less protection now than it did three decades ago,” the report says. …
They don’t need food or housing or love. We just need to circumcise and vaccinate them to boost the GDP.
Seriously, if you think this is an accident I have a bridge to sell you.
Halloween is that time of year when the innocent don masks of monsters. But what we find especially interesting is that the reverse can also happen, and not just on Halloween: Monsters can don masks of the innocent.
In a special category are the politicians. The masks they wear are typically based on what masks they think the voters are wearing.
Here are just a few faces that show why, in some circles, every day is Halloween. Most are either politicians or spooks. For one reason or another, we find them all frightening. But are any of them monsters? You be the judge.
I nominate this guy:
Tune in to this extraordinary interview. James Corbett discusses The Lone Gladio, and provides an incredible analysis of the Deep State, Shadow Government, Operation Gladio B, Zbigniew Brzezinski’s Grand Chessboard, the New Cold War, Synthetic Terrorism, Perpetual Wars and much more!
Many thanks to the informed and articulate host, Jim Hogue, for providing this forum to inform and induce needed critical thinking!
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Host Dave Lindorff discusses two horrors in the news with guests Francis Boyle and Linn Washington. Boyle, prominent international law expert who wrote the US law passed in the 1980s banning germ warfare, which brought the US under the Geneva Convention against Germ Warfare, tells how the Ebola epidemic in west Africa can be traced to a US weapons lab located in Sierra Leone. Boyle claims that US medical experts at the CDC and National Institutes of Health know this, and that this is why the US has not sent physicians there into harm’s way. The Washington, an investigative journalist and colleague of Lindorff’s at thiscantbehappening.net, talks about a law just passed in Pennsylvania that would allow crime victims to see to gag prisoners and even ex-cons from saying or writing anything that might cause them “mental anguish,” an astonishing assault on the First Amendment that has far-reaching consequences for us all.
“For protection on Halloween night, you must rub two grasshoppers together, if you see a cat crossing the road holding a Louis Vuitton monogrammed handbag—which, as everyone knows, is a sure sign of imminent danger. The protection-ritual called vaccination makes about as much sense, except there you have doctors, nurses, and drugstore loiterers injecting toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and multiple germs directly into the body.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
I’ve posted these facts before. But this time, I’ll take them even further down the rabbit hole, to their logical and shocking conclusion.
The “flu season” is upon us, and the Centers for Disease Control urges all parents to act like good little robots and have the whole family jabbed with flu shots.
The usual warnings and predictions are trumpeted by the CDC and their compliant media connections.
The one persistent “fact” that is shoved across is: every year in the US, 36,000 people die of the flu. We’ve all read and heard that figure, over and over.
(Update: in the face of independent criticism, the CDC has rearranged its estimates. It now makes this softer and vaguer assessment: “Flu seasons are unpredictable and can be severe. Over a period of 30 years, between 1976 and 2006, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people.”)
Promoting death is necessary for the CDC. They need to convince the population that seasonal flu is dangerous. In order, of course, to push vaccines.
In December of 2005, the British Medical Journal (BMJ online) published a shocking report by Peter Doshi, which exposed a delusion and created tremors throughout the halls of the CDC.
Here is a quote from Doshi’s report — “Are US flu death figures more PR than science?”:
“[According to CDC statistics], ‘influenza and pneumonia’ took 62,034 lives in 2001—61,777 of which were attributable to pneumonia and 257 to flu, and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified.”
You see, the CDC creates one category that combines flu and pneumonia deaths. Why do they do this? Because they (conveniently) assume that the pneumonia deaths are complications stemming from the flu.
This is an absurd assumption. Pneumonia has a number of causes. But even worse, in all the flu and pneumonia deaths, only 18 were traced directly to a flu virus.
Therefore, the CDC could not say, with assurance, that more than 18 people died of the flu in 2001.
Doshi continues his assessment of published CDC flu-death statistics: “Between 1979 and 2001, [CDC] data show an average of 1348 [flu] deaths per year (range 257 to 3006).”
However, Doshi is only reporting numbers of flu deaths estimated by the CDC in those years. As he showed from the year 2001, the CDC actually finds the flu virus in a tiny proportion of people who are estimated to have died from the flu.
But there is more.
Let’s take those 18 flu deaths in the US, in 2001, the only ones for which a flu virus was positively identified. What does “positively identified” mean?
It means the CDC, or a contracted lab, ran a test on blood samples from the 18 patients. Which test?
However, judging from past CDC performance, there is a high likelihood that it was some kind of antibody test—in other words, an indirect procedure.
“Well, we found antibodies to a flu virus in the patient, so he must have contacted the virus. It must have been in his body.”
If the (error-prone) test was done perfectly, and if it didn’t show a positive result as a result of a cross-reaction with something other than the flu virus, then yes, the patient did contact the flu virus.
But that doesn’t mean the flu virus killed the patient. It doesn’t come close to meaning that. It doesn’t even mean the patient became ill from the virus.
In fact, until 1985, a positive antibody test was generally taken to mean the patient was in good shape; his immune system had successfully warded off the germ.
Then, suddenly, the science was turned on its head for no good reason: a positive antibody test became a bad sign. This shift allowed public health agencies to automatically inflate numbers of cases—and these agencies are always looking for ways to inflate case numbers.
To sum up: if, in 2001, the 18 US deaths from the flu had their blood tested by antibody assays, then you can shrink to ZERO the confirmed number of deaths by flu for the year. …
In 1976, reporters Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett traveled to Brazil as part of a journalistic team to write stories about the work of Christian missionaries in the Amazon basin. High on Colby and Dennett’s list of priorities was to learn about a mysterious missionary organization called the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL). This outfit, also known as the Wycliffe Bible Translators, had gotten kudos from both conservatives and liberals for translating the Bible into hundreds of indigenous languages in Central and South America and helping native peoples cope with the intrusion of Western civilization into their lives.
However, Colby and Dennett had heard of a darker side to SIL. Numerous critics had alleged that SIL was the vanguard of the destruction of both the rainforests and their native inhabitants. They had heard from Latin American acquaintances that SIL was, in military fashion, a scouting party that surveyed the Amazonian hinterlands for potential sources of opposition to natural resource exploitation (read cattle ranching, clearcutting and strip mining) among native peoples and that it employed a virulent brand of Christian fundamentalism that relied on linguistics to undermine the social cohesion of aboriginal communities and accelerate their assimilation into Western culture. In addition to all this, numerous articles in the Latin American press accused 511 [SIL, OCR scanning error] of being funded by the American intelligence community.
That last charge sounded particularly believable, since the authors’ trip took place in the wake of recent revelations by the Church Committee of the US Senate, which investigated the activities of US intelligence agencies. It bears mentioning that Colby was by then no stranger to corporate and political intrigue. In 19 74, writing as Gerard Colby Zilg, he published Dupont: Behind the Nylon Curtain, a 600+ page tome that narrated the Dupont family’s corrupt history, from its profiteering on gunpowder sales to its manufacture of ozone-depleting gases. However, don’t expect to see it in bookstores. When a Dupont PR representative said the book was scurrilous and actionable, publisher Prentice Hall was intimidated into letting Dupont go out of print. (In 1984, an expanded and updated 900 page-long edition of the book was published, which included, among other things, the Dupont’s little-known connection to the Nicaraguan contras. Unfortunately, it met the same fate as the previous edition.)
Dennett was also a veteran journalist, having recently been stationed in Beirut, where she covered the civil war then raging in Lebanon. The authors found SIL a veritable empire whose missionary activities spanned every country in the Amazon basin, with a network of bases that look more like picket-fenced American suburbia than the frontier outposts for the global economy that they actually are. SIL even has its own air force and communications system, the Jungle Aviation and Radio Service (JAARS), which permits it to act virtually independently from the governments of the countries where it operates. After years of research, Colby and Dennett found a number of irrefutable links between SIL and US counterinsurgency operations. Among these, SIL agressively denied that the native peoples of Brazil and Guatemala were being slaughtered by the military regimes of their countries; it allowed its base in the Ecuadoran Amazon to be used by Green Berets who were combing the Western Amazon for signs of armed insurgency; and it assisted the Peruvian air force, which had napalmed the Mayoruna and Campa Indians.
If Colby and Dennett had limited themselves to just exposing SIL, Thy Will be Done would still have been a formidable journalistic achievement. But the authors went on to research the American institutions, private and governmental, that provided support for SIL’s mission. These included Standard Oil of New Jersey; the Pew family, creators of the Sun Oil Company (Sunoco) and the Pew Charitable Trusts, the US Agency for International Development, and the US military through its donations of surplus military equipment. Although they could find no smoking gun directly linking the CIA to SIL, they did find several circumstantial and indirect links, such as financial support from a foundation that was later exposed as a CIA front and the fact that JAARS’s top pilot, Lawrence Montgomery, was on the Agency’s payroll.
In the course of their investigation, the authors learned that SIL had a big debt to institutions and individuals associated with the Rockefeller family. SIL founder William Cameron (Cam) Townsend was inspired by the antihookworm and antimalaria campaigns of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Rockefeller Sanitary Commission, and his linguistics methods owed much to the work of linguist Edward Sapir of the University of Chicago, an institution that was also supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Another influence on Townsend was Mexican anthropologist Manuel Gameo, whose interdisciplinary studies on native peoples were sponsored by the University of Chicago, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Fund and the Social Science Research Council. …