“It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.”
– Bertolt Brecht
Daily, a thus distracted public is told that the financial patsy for the growing worldwide economic disaster is simply a virus. As Americans fearfully watch passively as the US Congress throws the ever-mounting trillions in Bail-out funds so quickly at the feet of their puppet masters, the paltry cash reserves of all American bank depositors have never been more at risk.
“I’m sorry, Sir. We are unable to cash this check,” were the rather ominous words delivered to me by a fresh-faced, none-too-friendly, Wells Fargo Bank assistant manager. He had just kept me waiting ten minutes while in consultation with others about my pending transaction. Returning to his Wells’ colored cubicle he sat down quickly, straightened in his chair and then looked at me intently through narrowed eyes before delivering the bad news.
Four feet away, between us and in front of him, were three forms of my personal identification face up. Looking down, this budding banker particularly glowered at two personal checks, also laying on the desk before him, written to me as payment by a client and drawn on his bank. Not being a “Wells” customer I had expected a shake-down, hence I had brought with me multiple forms of ID including passport.
These two checks totalled the small sum of almost US$8,000.00. Not expecting this much difficulty I insisted on a reason, to which he now looked up from once again carefully considering the two checks and replied, “I’m sorry, but the bank does not have sufficient funds on-hand to cash these checks.”
“The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie.” ― Alexander Solzhenitsyn
To divorce one’s self- finally- from nationalistic illusionary comfort. There is no harder decision any world citizen will ever make. To “up and go” is a decision that pits one’s developed reason against that propaganda; self-preservation against nationalism, fact against friend, and history against ignorance. These conflicts boil together night after night when one’s mind wrangles throughout with this grinding web of conflict thus further inspired by an acute understanding of past deeds and surreptitious capitalist motives perpetrated by an Empire gone mad.
Within another sleepless night, whilst again wrestling with the incredible facts of this new “crisis” being incubated by an acute understanding of the draconian history of “exceptionalism,” in the dead of night one’s own faculties also come into question within the all-enveloping gloom.
In a world of slanted journalism that pervades not only main stream media offerings but also the majority of “progressive” and “alternative” media, it is the hackers and leakers of vital information that are now providing a new and desperately needed return to real journalism. Recent examples of courage and risk in pursuit of full disclosure which counters media distortions of fact, must be followed. Hackers and leakers are- as shown this month- providing the public service mandate once enveloped within the vaunted parchment of the First Amendment- an obligation far too long forgotten.
America is the origin of media lies and a willfully ignorant public that believes them
At a court hearing on June 27, 2014, nine-year-old Lexi Dillon wants to go home to her mother, Ruby. Judge Glenn R. Salter has previously shown his contempt for Lexi’s well-being, child protection laws, required court process, and evidence in the many court hearings and his subsequent illegal rulings. All evidence proved that Ruby was a loving, caring mother; that foster care was abusing her daughter and that the father had repeatedly abused Lexi, as proved by the Tustin, CA Police Department.
This bastard of jurisprudence, Judge Glenn R Salter, refused to allow any of Ruby’s evidence, multiple expert witnesses or police investigators into his court to testify. He then ordered Lexi to be in the sole custody of her criminal father.
The father is the man who raped Lexi. Anally and vaginally.
Down the road in San Diego County a young boy is missing, taken by a man who is not the father, not even a parent. Innocent mother Tammy Rief, who is from Alabama and has never lived in California, now sits in a California prison. Despite a Georgia court order keeping the kidnapper away from her child, and another court order giving Tammy, the mother, full custody, a California judge abused his court to steal her son, Jonah, from his home in Georgia and give him to a man documented to have abused her son.
Without Tammy Rief’s knowledge Judge Gregory W. Pollack was working in far away California with the kidnapper, Brian Sullivan, to have the FBI steal her and her son from Georgia.
This short story of injustice and child trafficking, applied to a San Diego Superior Court judge, Gregory W. Pollack, shows the unique, fraudulent and illegal applications of California law in favor of child kidnapping.
“I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country.”- Pol Pot (Dictator of Cambodia, 1963-1981).
Similarly, on Monday, Sept 15, 2014 Department of Justice (DoJ) leader, Eric Holder, announced a new set of US programs designed to increase America’s internal ability to spy and report on its own citizens.
Not content to merely spy on US phones, internet services, bank accounts, safe deposit boxes, medical records, library records and facial recognition without a warrant, United States Attorney General (USAG) Holder has combined his Justice Dept. with the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Counter Terrorism Center to train selected Americans in every city and town to spy and report on any persons who are deemed to be potentially subversive. During Mr. Holder’s term the wide brush of “Terrorism” has grown broader than at any time in US history.
A picture is worth a thousand words. A political cartoon? Volumes.
Parried with satire and parody, the awakening of truth through a single frame, roughly drawn cartoon is the circus mirror of reality that the satirist repeatedly shines at a constant target: hypocrisy. The weapon? Ridicule. Spawned of truth.
Humor being the most difficult form of art, the role of the political cartoonist this week became a tragic and terminal avocation. On Wednesday Jan. 7, 2015, ten more journalists, these who worked for the satirical publication, “Charlie Hebdo,” were gunned down in pools of warm, very real blood and shell casings. They are now added to a long death toll of those brutally assassinated merely for daring to...
“Perhaps America will one day go fascist democratically, by popular vote.”
-William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.
Indeed. These are desperate times for the American voter. Desperate times call for desperate measures. You, the American voter, had only a Hobson’s choice of one of three fatally flawed presidential candidates. A choice for the “lesser of [three] evils” is still a choice for evil. And, so, here you are!
Petitions? Protests? Death treats? Nonsense!
An exercise in creative thinking by the rational, intelligent and scared voter reveals reason, motivation and opportunity to stop the advent of the horror that is this presidential election’s final result.
It also reveals a very plausible plan. It has only one weakness. You!
In a mere sixty-one days after the election, on Nov. 8, 2016, the eventual president-elect can be stopped from taking the Oath of Office. It has happened three times before in US election history. However, this time it is the voter who can change the course of history. Every American man and woman, of every race, color, and creed, religion, ethnicity and sexuality over the age of eighteen can- this election- alter all US presidential elections, while seizing-back the reigns of a shattered democracy and Constitution.
Interestingly, deep under the rubble of what’s left of the eviscerated US Constitution lies an all-powerful shard awaiting to be used. Here the long-range wisdom and thinking of its authors two-hundred-plus years ago must now be fully considered and appreciated. The concerned reader will be pleased to learn that a treasonous Executive Branch,...
“Oh! Sure. Twice, just last week,” answered Porter Ranch resident Jim Baker to the question about whether the smell of methane gas was reaching his home.
Residents across the affluent north Los Angeles suburb of Porter Ranch report the same smell. Not good: methane gas is poison. On day one of an on-scene look at the world’s largest natural gas leak, which every day spews uncontrolled at extremely high pressure the equivalent greenhouse gas pollution of 4.5 million cars, another distinct smell is becoming obvious: political corruption.
High above Porter Ranch, natural gas well Standard Sesnon 25 (SS-25) has been blowing high-pressure methane gas into the air for months. The exact date that the blow-out began is uncertain since the owner of SS-25, Southern California Gas Company (Cal Gas), reluctantly admitted to the massive pipe rupture...
Stopped!! Methane Blow-Out. Radioactive Fall-out. And … The Predictable Result.
This past Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 brought a welcome breath of fresh air to more than 4400 displaced Porter Ranch, CA residents. It was their first in more than four months. A mile or so due north and a thousand feet farther up the foothills of the Santa Susana mountains in Aliso Canyon, the nation’s worst environmental and health disaster since BP, has stopped. Natural gas well, SS-25 is dead.
After depositing more than 90 million metric tons of a very toxic gaseous cocktail from two miles deep under the mountains up into the atmosphere above 18.5 million mostly unsuspecting Angelenos, the corporate players who have caused this disaster are now assuring this same public that they are, suddenly, protecting their interests. As highlighted in the previous article, the...
A new American army is growing on American soil. They are prepared.
In hushed tones during conversations across the breadth of the heartland of America there are whispers. Quiet talk. About an army. Of Americans? An army prepared to defend an increasingly oppressed population craving reprieve from their government’s increasingly draconian methods. This army, they say, is growing.
After firm handshakes all around, Dan T. and Gene R., who I had good reason to believe were both retired military, settled into our task at hand. I was in their company for the day on business. During the one-day meeting Dan and Gene revealed that they were indeed career military. Dan, Army. Gene, retired Navy. I attempted to politely avoid political discussion in the interest of decorum.
So at the first comment on politics from my hosts I took a long deep breath. My...
“Without an army for the people, there is nothing for the people.” – MaoTse-tung (“On Guerrilla Warfare”)
Mohammed Deif is the most dangerous man in the world.
Confronted with the world’s two most militaristic national horrors, and with the civilized world looking on in hand-wringing anguish, Hamas has commanded both these villains of inhumanity to their knees; the negotiating table in Cairo.
The “iron-fisted” leader of Hamas, Mohammed Deif, is closer than ever before to a victory for the autonomy of Gaza, and a National victory Palestine.
More importantly a victory for the remaining civilized world.
The Israeli controlled media, having few facts about Mohammed Deif, much less...
“Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.” – Aristotle
When considering the cause of national apathy, Americans are evidently physiologically and socially similar to the junk food addled laboratory rat. Both tolerate repressive environments while confined against their will in a maze. In the natural desire to escape and find freedom, like the affected rat, Americans passively accept their confinement, acquiescing without struggle to a life of controlled stimulation and manipulation by all manner of drugs, tests, and mandated choice of direction. In a country objectively descending into chaos, why don’t American care? In recent studies at the University of California/ Los Angeles (UCLA), these same rats evidence one reason for America’s irrational disinterest in self-preservation.
In ever-more-frequent and growing worldwide protests, resistance to the American empire’s imposed maze increases. Strangely, Americans offer no similar resistance at all. The social, economic, and political problems in the USA mirror those of an empire afflicted world, yet in the “exceptional” nation most would rather chew off their tails than find the energy to extricate themselves from their maze. Examples of exceptionally paltry public resistance and protest abound. Rarely does an American protest amount to more than a few hundred temporarily outraged souls who then quickly return to their couches when told to do so by the well-armed militia of the government they came into the streets to change.
Why is America the isolated case study of this strange domestic malady that may best be summed-up as: clinical, terminal apathy?
“Is that thing on?” gasped Barbara Weisel, U.S. Chief Negotiator at the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations after having just accused four U.S. senators, and one hundred thirty-two congress persons, of lying to the American public.
This included reference to Sen. Ron Wyden who has, repeatedly, demanded to see a copy of the treaty. Milliseconds after accusing one fourth of the U.S. congress of being dishonest she spied the arch enemy of all political miscreants blinking menacingly next to her; the voice recorder.
Now, clutching this reporters’ voice recorder, she anxiously attempted to shut it off and, or, erase the recording. “You can’t record this”, she continued while still fidgeting with the gadget, obviously aware that she had been caught in several very inflammatory, and by all reports fraudulent, accusations. She is employed by congress. You would not know it to speak with her.
Reaction from Sen. Wyden’s Office was direct and swift despite the pending 4th of July holiday.
“It is disappointing that a member of the USTR staff would make comments like this in the press and it underlines the concerns of Members of Congress that the negotiators are not taking the interests and input of individual Americans seriously in the negotiating process.” responded Tom Caiazza, Press Secretary for Sen. Wyden
-This is Part One of an Exclusive on-scene report for Intellihub from The Trump Campaign rally in San Diego yesterday, Friday May 27, 2016. They say a picture tells a thousand words, so here to start with is a photo chronology of the day in question. Please look for Part Two and Part Three of this exclusive, a full text story of the harsh realities of the Trump campaign.
It’s 9:30 AM. The rally doesn’t start until 11:30 and Trump is not scheduled until 2:00 PM, but already a line stretches beyond the far end of the San Diego Convention Center. The crowd is already over 2000. They all have tickets for the sold-out show, but are here early to get a good seat. Scalpers were getting as much as $100.00 for the free tickets.
It’s 9:30 AM. The Trump rally doesn’t start until 11:30 and Trump are not scheduled for 2:00 PM, but already a line stretches beyond the far end of the San Diego Convention Center. It is a very long building that houses three separate huge halls end-to-end one of which will be used today. The crowd outside is already over 2,000. Some arrived as early as 4:30 AM. They all have tickets already for the sold-out show but are here early to get a good seat. Scalpers were advertising as much as $100.00 for the free tickets.
Walking west in a cold, for San Diego, May-gray morning towards the Convention Center and cutting through the well-marked “Free Speech Zone,” the tone for the day was set, for also coming into view were cops. Hundreds of cops. There would be more.
The threat posed by any of the three US presidential offerings is easily shown... Read More
” Indifference is the essence of inhumanity.” George Bernard Shaw
Brutal inhumanity to man is now daily personified in Gaza while increasing across what still remains of Palestine. Israeli horrors rain down on an innocent civilian population not allowed to flee to safety of shelter anywhere in Gaza. The mounting list of, “crimes against humanity,” premeditated by Israel shows Gaza to be the modern metaphor for globally pervasive, endemic immorality and barbarism now infecting the governments of most of the nations of our world. These politician’s allegiance to Zionist sponsored terror and inhumanity is not the world’s popular choice. These traitors ignore national cries for peace and a return to national freedoms.
Now, American lies and media propaganda bring you Ebola.
To begin, consider:
– The Center for Disease Control (CDC), the epicenter for all world-wide media information and purported credibility about Ebola, is a for-profit, publicly listed, private corporation with a very dark, controversial and criminal past.
– On, April 29, 2010, the CDC acquired the patent, and ownership, for the Zaire Ebola virus (ZEBOV) . By doing so, it acquired the financial rights for all pending bio-engineered forms of the heinous virus, including preventative vaccines and infection tests.
While EU leaders and their Washington sympathizers marginalize, rationalize, and excuse away Sunday’s historic European Union parliamentary election results, they deliberately avoid the greater point of concern. The people are coming.
French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, called the sudden increase in new opposition Members of the European Parliament ( MEP) an, “earthquake.” He, too, missed the correct metaphore. This staggering election result is a freight train. More passengers are climbing aboard daily. Destination: Capital City.
On Sunday, May 25, 2014, recently formed national opposition parties scared the status quo to the marrow. In Greece, the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, and Poland pro-nationalist parties gave, for the first time, a viable, potentially foundation changing political... Read More