*edit, February 26, 2017 – I added in some info about vaccines. My post isn’t old and the info I’m adding is just too pertinent to not add in. I am indebted to Catte, at Off Guardian, whose article about free speech made a light go on in my head. I do not make the claim that Catte endorses my views here. I don’t know that one way or the other, although what drew me to OG, which I’ve been visiting frequently for some months, was the fact that those, including Catte, who built OG, think in ways, mostly, that I agree with.
*edit, February 25, 2017 – I added in an excerpt from a recent article, about AI, by James Petras.
An excerpt from the above linked-to artcile by Steven MacMillan follows:
The company behind Pokémon Go is a San Francisco software developer called Niantic, Inc, which was formed in 2010 as an internal startup at Google. The founder and current CEO of Niantic is John Hanke, a man who has connections both to the State Department and the CIA.
Before moving to San Francisco to study at the University of California, Hanke previously worked for the US State Department in Myanmar. Hanke also founded Keyhole, Inc in 2001, a company which specialized in geospatial data visualization applications. Google acquired the company in 2004, with many of the applications developed by Keyhole being instrumental in Google Maps and Earth. In 2003, the CIA’s venture-capitalist firm, In-Q-Tel, invested in Keyhole…
It is interesting that [Oliver] Stone doesn’t just warn about the commercial aspect of data-mining, but the fact that the more data governments and private corporations collect on the citizens of the world, the easier it becomes to predict their behavior. It is not just Stone that is warning about this reality however. At the start of last year, the UK governments own surveillance commissioner, Tony Porter, revealed how data obtained from CCTV cameras can be used to “predict behavior.”…
Pokémon Go looks more like a Trojan horse of the CIA and the wider intelligence-security-data-mining-Big-Brother complex, than just a silly, innocent game. With all these connections to the State Department, the CIA and the DoD, no wonder some countries are reportedly considering banning the game.
My online response to the above linked-to article follows:
Between politicians and their pedophile rings (https://bitly.is/2mlj8rS), which they have the power to shield to a great extent, and the sacrifice of America’s (and other countries’) children to Fethullah’s network of charter schools, through which that CIA-connected network funds it’s regime change operations (https://killinged.com/), and this wonderful game that turns kids and adults into zombies, actual national security doesn’t have much of a chance, Does it?
I guess it could be worse (than it’s still getting!). Instead of indirect sacrifice of their children, the 1% and their tools could be arranging for, literally, centers to send children to for incineration, which they would no doubt call ‘protection’. They’ve already got their nazi fusion centers. Perhaps they could just adapt them. Call them fusion/fission centers (where all that is evil is integrated and life, in the form of children, is disintegrated). Not only Erik Prince – brother of anti-public school education secretary, Betsy DeVos, presidential advisor and promoter of the Phoenix program style of state terrorism – is happy with the progress of America under Trump, but the prince of Darkness, aka Satan aka Devil aka Gog is pleased.
Pokémon Go players are also taxpayers who are exploited in so many ways, including via this game, built on a foundation of taxpayer-funded research and development, as James Petras reminds us his article titled “Artificial Intelligence: ‘Frankenstein’ or Capitalist Money Machine.” Quoting from it:
The innovators and promoters of AI, whether individuals or small groups, seek capitalist support to finance, market and ‘acquire’ their ‘discoveries’. In fact, the entire industry has been built upon large-scale, tax-funded public research centers and university laboratories, which have paid for the buildings as well as the scientists’ and professors’ salaries.
Most of IT and AI related profits are distributed among the military-industrial complex, the chemical agro-industrial monopolies and the transport and consumer goods manufacturing elites. While garbage journalists and experts cite ‘AI’s contribution to health, education and social services, they forget to clarify that these ‘innovations’ are controlled by private health corporations, private ‘charter’ schools and public sector education elites intent on increasing profits, lowering teachers’ salaries, slashing programs and undermining student learning. The dismal, fragmented and mal-distributed state of healthcare and education in the United States are never seriously discussed because they put the lie to the absurd claims made about the benefits of AI and IT for the broader population.
From “Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Has Steered Money From Public Schools,” by Kate Zernike, the following:
It is hard to find anyone more passionate about the idea of steering public dollars away from traditional public schools than Betsy DeVos, Donald J. Trump’s pick as the cabinet secretary overseeing the nation’s education system.
For nearly 30 years, as a philanthropist, activist and Republican fund-raiser, she has pushed to give families taxpayer money in the form of vouchers to attend private and parochial schools, pressed to expand publicly funded but privately run charter schools, and tried to strip teacher unions of their influence.
A daughter of privilege, she also married into it; her husband, Dick, who ran unsuccessfully for governor of Michigan a decade ago, is heir to the Amway fortune. Like many education philanthropists, she argues that children’s ZIP codes should not confine them to failing schools.
I’m reading John Ralston Saul’s book title “A Fair Country” at the moment. I have lots of problems with it, and its (pro military) author, but he is skilled at saying anti-establishment things that will win over progressives. I am not thrilled about quoting Saul’s anti-establishment comments therefore. But many are quite good. Here’s one (from pages 147-149):
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There was a vigorous debate in Ontario in 2004 over whether Sharia courts could be created to permit Islamic family arbitration… What struck me most was that each time I was in Europe at a meeting or giving a speech, people would bring it up, clearly upset…
I usually replied that first, the guarantees in the Charter of Rights overrode any other court… My rather disapassionate reply seemed to create greater panic…
Eventually, the Ontario government decided that the problem was not Sharia courts of arbitration. Rather, the error lay in the broad decision some years before to permit any sort of religious family arbitration. The intention had been good – to keep families out of the bruising, expensive formal court system…
There are those in Canada who are as panicked as the Europeans about the country being so open. They talk a great deal about the presence of so many immigrants from extremely conservative religious and social backgrounds. They forget that that has almost always been the case.
Did the Northern Irish arrive in Canada in the nineteenth century open-minded and ready to learn French while reaching out to Catholics?…
That is why the strength of the public school system has always been the key to new citizens finding their way. And that is why the desire of many in the established middle classes to withdraw their children from the public system is deeply irresponsible. To do so is a failure of citizenship; an unwillingness to take the time to help right whatever is wrong in the system; a failure to consciously accept that Canada works because of the mixes created in those schools. If the elite desert them, they betray their country….
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The above YouTube vid is my small excerpt of a video taken from this YouTube acccount: http://bit.ly/2lacnIl
See “Political Pedophilia: An Open Source Investigation” at the Corbett Report (with James Corbett).
Consider this snippet from The Corbett Report website:
As 2015 begins, high-profile cases involving accusations of pedophilia in the highest ranks of political power are making headlines on both sides of the Atlantic.
MPs Caught in Pedophile Network
The first case involves the exposure of five VIP pedophile rings operating in Britain in the 1970s and 80s that have been researched in a dossier compiled by John Mann, an MP for Bassetlaw in the Midlands, which was then submitted to the London Metropolitan Police for further investigation. These five rings all included at least one current or former member of parliament, with a total of 24 politicians having been identified in Mann’s dossier. Six of those 24 are currently serving members of the UK government, including three MPs and three members of the House of Lords. As an MP himself, Mann enjoys parliamentary privilege to name the accused politicians in the House of Commons but has said he will not do so because he believes the accusations should be investigated by police first.
The Met are already investigating claims made by an alleged victim of the network that a Conservative MP strangled a boy to death during one of the ring’s sex parties, and that he personally witnessed two other boys murdered by the gang, including one who was run over in broad daylight. Mann has also indicated that he believes two men may have been murdered as part of a cover-up of the network’s activities.
One of the hurdles in investigating the claims is the Official Secrets Act, which prevents the disclosure of state secrets and “sensitive” information. “It is clear there are a lot of people who could provide a lot of information, potentially vital information, to support ongoing criminal investigations,” Mann said regarding the investigation. “But they are not doing so because of the Official Secrets Act. They are fearful of not only breaking the law but the potential effect on their pension. This is absolutely crucial if we are to get some of these ex-officers coming forward and to get prosecutions of some of the former MPs.” He has asked Home Secretary Theresa May to lift the restrictions, allowing former officials to speak up about what they know about the case, but so far there is no indication that this has been done.
Epstein Accuser Names Names
Meanwhile in the United States a similarly shocking set of allegations are emerging from a Florida court case surrounding Jeffrey Epstein, the prominent American financier and billionaire who was convicted in 2008 of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution. In the years since his conviction, dozens of women have come forward to accuse him of abuse, and he has made 17 out-of-court settlements in various civil cases arising from these accusations. There is now an ongoing federal civil suit in Florida in which two women are alleging violations of the Crime Victims’ Rights Act in the remarkable plea deal that saw Epstein emerge from the scandal with a single count of solicitation of underage prostitution and a 13-month prison sentence.
Late last month, Virginia Roberts made headlines by submitting a motion to be added to the legal action in Florida. Those documents allege that Roberts was one of Epstein’s underage sex slaves and names both Prince Andrew, Duke of York and fifth in line for the British crown, and Alan Dershowitz, a well-known lawyer and author, as men with whom she was forced to have sex while underage. Buckingham Palace has emphatically denied the claims, and Dershowitz threatened to sue Roberts’ lawyers over the allegations but was instead counter-sued for defamation.
The scandal threatens to re-focus attention on the Epstein case, which raises many important questions about the billionaire’s connections with the rich and powerful. It has since been revealed that Epstein had 21 different phone numbers for contacting his friend Bill Clinton, who, court records allege, “frequently flew” on Epstein’s private jet between 2002 and 2005. The American tabloid press is now reporting that the new claims have created problems for Clinton’s marriage, with Hillary allegedly visibly angry at Bill at a recent public appearance.
Here’s a clip from Sibel Edmond’s recent “Newsbud Special Report- State Secrets: Sibel Edmonds Uncovers ‘The Untouchables’” (http://bit.ly/2kW9rUn):
And here’s James Corbett on Fethullah Gülen:
Then there’s vaccinations. (Let’s see how WordPress reacts to this. This is a company that has shown what it thinks of paying and non-paying users of its platform by dumbing it down considerably, against our wishes. I only note that this comes at a time when the anti-people, anti-environment, anti-God state is clamping down on freedom of expression and attacking whistleblowers, journalists and journalism – light in other words.) I am not anti-science and I won’t claim that vaccinations are 100% bogus. But the more I read about it and think about it, I do think that they are more bogus than not. Or maybe the right way to view the whole debate is to understand that special interests wanting to profit off of illness have found ways to do so, including by turning something – vaccination – that might be, basically, a benefit under some circumstances into something that is often not beneficial and even harmful. Part of the way to deal with the debate (and, yes, it’s a ‘debate’) is to apply the good faith principle. Are the main players known? What is their history? Does that history reveal good or bad intentions? Big Pharma has a history of terrible behavior and ethics, so bad that, reportedly, when John Le Carré was fishing around for a new villain for a new story, he settled on Big Pharma. Ergo.
From “Behind Big Pharma’s freak-out measles media blitz,” by Gary G. Kohls:
“The 150 measles victims that everybody is talking about reside in the most highly vaccinated nation in the world. With 320,000,000 people as of January 1, 2015, there are still 320,000,850 unaffected people, many of whom have never been vaccinated against measles. I’m one of them, having gotten natural wild measles in childhood, which confers lifetime immunity, whereas the inoculations that contain the live measles virus does not confer lifetime immunity. A lot of people will take their chances, especially since the shots have become more and more unaffordable ever since corporations like the pharmaceutical companies have come to rule the nation, have bribed most of the politicians and have bought up most of the media.
“At noon today (Monday, Feb 9) I heard Dr Michael Osterholm, MA, PhD give a speech on MPR about his perceived need for the American government to spend more money and effort preparing for the massive number of. infectious diseases that might theoretically threaten the US in the future. He claimed that more vaccines are needed and they might need to be forcefully administered to reluctant subjects. I didn’t hear him say anything about the need for optimal nutrition, the main factor that made all the other infectious disease epidemics essentially disappear before the vaccines for them came on the market (see chart immediately below for one example).
“Dr Osterholm is a non-physician epidemiologist, a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and a former director of the Minnesota Health Department who once worked with Merck Vaccine chief Dr Julie Geberding. Geberding did the revolving door thing – leaving her post as Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a more lucrative position at Merck (one of the largest vaccine producers in the world and the company responsible for 60,000 cardiac deaths – with unknown millions more sickened – from their now banned blockbuster arthritis pill Vioxx).”
The following video presents a talk, by Robert Kennedy, about the vaccination business and is well worth viewing. It can be found at Joshua Coleman’s YouTube channel:
“Shear off your uncut hair and throw it away, and on the bare hills raise a dirge, for Jehovah has rejected and will abandon this generation that has infuriated him. ‘For the people of Judah have done what is bad in my eyes,’ declares Jehovah. ‘They have set up their disgusting idols in the house that bears my name, in order to defile it. They have built the high places of Toʹpheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinʹnom, in order to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, something that I had not commanded and that had never even come into my heart.’” – Jeremiah 7:29-31