Several prominent voices in the alternative media are speculating that former CIA analyst and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden could be a double agent whose revelations are only serving to distract from the much bigger issue of the imminent escalation of the war in Syria. Both Paul Watson and Alex Jones do not think he is a double agent, we present this information to get you to think for yourself. A diversion, probably, a double agent? Probably not.
From the spying on US citizens that have been going on for more then a decade, to the escalation of Syria. Also the Snowden case has already shown that China and Russia are very anti-American right now for a reason that hasn't been released thoroughly. Things are starting to fall into place, not WW3, but a cold war is possible if things keep going as they are
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JOHN MOORE - WWW.THELIBERTYMAN.COM - PREPPER CONSULTANT, FORENSIC INVESTIGATOR, AND HOST OF REPUBLIC RADIO SHOW 7-9 AM CST M-F WITH COHOST ANN MORRISON
ANN MORRISON - SCIENTIST - EXPERT ON EARTH CHANGES AND SPACE WEATHER, NEAR EARTH OBJECTS AND CMEs DANGERS FOR EARTH POWER NETWORKS AND SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS ..
Harry S Dent is a financial newsletter writer and author , who is also the founder of HS Dent Investment Management, an investment firm based in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Dent's latest book is The Great Crash Ahead. Other books include The Great Depression Ahead and The Next Great Bubble Boom.
For the first time in years, there are no fake apocalyptic predictions on the horizon. So what IS going to happen next? John Hogue combines his careful analysis of the world around us with his oracle to make some provocative suggestions. After a year absence, John Hogue returns to his traditional January predictions on Dreamland. This year at last, there are no more fake apocalyptic disasters to worry about, so what's to look forward to in 2013, and what's to worry about?
John uses a combination of traditional analysis and his own oracle to predict the future, as well as interpretations of the writings of Nostradamus. Over the years, he's had hits and misses, but the hits far outnumber the misses, and 2013 is likely to be no exception to this rule. Find out what John thinks, what his oracle predicts, and whether or not any of Nostradamus' predictions may point to the new year.
Whatever happens, John will return in July to talk about how his January predictions are faring in our infamous 'feet to the fi
Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies John Hogue
re' summer visit.
Journalist James R. Norman argued that the U.S. and its allies use the price of oil as an economic weapon. The oil economic war against the Soviet Union worked so well in the 1980s, that this strategy is now being employed against "our other big geopolitical enemy," China, which currently imports more oil than the US, and is much less able to pay for it, he outlined. The thinking in Washington is, it's going to slow things down for China, and could put a crack in their political system, he continued. Other aspects of the economic war the US is waging with China are on the front page of the paper almost every day-- with fights over trade actions, interest rates, and currency levels, he noted.
The whole Chinese business model is based on predatory trade practices, and that's why the world is ganging up on them, Norman said, adding that China is facing large amounts of unemployment and social unrest, and their banks are sitting on huge assets of non-performing loans. Norman estimated that the actual cost of oil is between $10- $20 a barrel, but when US citizens shell out $4 a gallon at the pump, it's collateral damage or the price we pay to engage in an economic rather than physical war with China.
Companies like Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley are the economic warfare equivalent of a carrier battle group, because they are able to project power-- that's why financial restrictions were lessened for them, he explained. Morgan also touched on geopolitical/economic situations in such places as Russia, Europe, Iran, Venezuela, and Syria.
Jim Norman is a veteran business journalist and energy reporter. He is currently a contributing writer for McGraw-Hill's Platts Oilgram News, where he was a senior writer for 10 years before retiring in mid-2007. At Platts, Norman has been noted for his coverage of oil industry finance, economics, deal-making and chicanery. His "prophetic press reports," as early as 1998, were cited by Paul Volcker's UN Independent Inquiry Committee for laying bare the likelihood of kickbacks and money laundering involving the Iraq Oil-For-Food program. His critical analysis of Enron accounting and governance in mid-2001 helped trigger the SEC investigation which led to Enron's downfall.
Economic warfare is the term for economic policies followed as a part of military operations and covert operations during wartime.
The purpose of economic warfare is to capture critical economic resources so that the military and intelligence agencies can operate at full efficiency and/or deprive enemy forces of those resources so that they cannot fight the war properly.
The concept of economic warfare is most applicable to conflict between nation states, especially in times of total war - which involves not only the armed forces of a nation, but mobilization of the nation's entire economy towards the war effort. In such a situation, causing damage to the economy of the enemy directly damages the enemy's ability to fight the war.
Some of the types or policies followed in economic warfare include: Blockade Blacklisting Preclusive purchasing Rewards Capturing of enemy assets
Clear examples of economic warfare could be seen during World War II when the Allied powers followed these policies to deprive the Axis economies of critical resources. In turn, the Axis powers attempted to damage the Allied war effort via submarine warfare, and the sinking of supply ships carrying supplies, raw materials, and war related equipment.
Capitalism is an economic system that is based on private ownership of the means of production and the creation of goods or services for profit. Other elements central to capitalism include competitive markets, wage labor and capital accumulation. There are multiple variants of capitalism, including laissez-faire, welfare capitalism and state capitalism. Capitalism is considered to have been applied in a variety of historical cases, varying in time, geography, politics, and culture. There is general agreement that capitalism became dominant in the Western world following the demise of feudalism. Competitive markets may also be found in market-based alternatives to capitalism such as market socialism and co-operative economics.
Economists, political economists and historians have taken different perspectives on the analysis of capitalism. Economists usually emphasize the degree to which government does not have control over markets (laissez faire), as well as the importance of property rights. Most political economists emphasize private property as well, in addition to power relations, wage labor, class, and the uniqueness of capitalism as a historical formation
Radio host Alex Jones talked about the death of Andrew Breitbart. He was suspicious of the circumstances surrounding the conservative blogger's demise, since it fell on the very day that Breitbart had previously announced plans to release damning videos of Barack Obama. Additionally, Jones contended that the swift media reports claiming that Breitbart died of "natural causes," despite subsequent news releases saying it would take weeks before that could be determined, was "a big sign that this was some type of staged event." While he washopeful that Breitbart's death was not the result of a nefarious plot, Jones declared that "we would be fools" not to consider the quizzical timing of the journalist's passing.
Andrew Breitbart (/ˈbraɪtbɑrt/; February 1, 1969 -- March 1, 2012) was a conservative American publisher, commentator for The Washington Times, author, and occasional guest commentator on various news programs, who served as an editor for the Drudge Report website. He was a researcher for Arianna Huffington, and helped launch her web publication The Huffington Post.
He owned the news aggregation site, Breitbart.com, and five other websites: Breitbart.tv, Big Hollywood, Big Government, Big Journalism, and Big Peace. He played key roles in the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, the resignation of Shirley Sherrod, and the ACORN 2009 undercover videos controversy.
On March 1, 2012, Breitbart collapsed while walking in Brentwood. He was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he later died. He was 43 years old. An autopsy by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office showed that he had cardiomegaly and died of heart failure. The toxicology report showed "No prescription or illicit drugs were detected. The blood alcohol was .04%. No significant trauma was present and foul play is not suspected." Personal friend of Breitbart, Bill Whittle, had said that Breitbart had a "serious heart attack" just months before his passing.
In remembrance, Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich praised Breitbart. Santorum called Breitbart's passing "a huge loss" that strongly affected him, while Romney said Breitbart was a "fearless conservative", and Gingrich called him "the most innovative pioneer in conservative activist social media in America...."
His funeral was held March 6, 2012, at a Jewish cemetery in West Los Angeles. Attendees included his father-in-law Orson Bean, Matt Drudge, Herman Cain, Thaddeus McCotter, Greg Gutfeld, Ed Morrissey, Guy Benson, and Rob Long
Journalist and teacher Frosty Wooldridge talked about the problems of immigration and overpopulation. If America continues on its current path of allowing illegal immigrants to stream in, the quality of life will go down with increased water rationing, energy crises, and ecological destabilization, he warned. Wooldridge said he backs Former Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo's plan to use the National Guard to protect US borders. For more on the subject of reducing illegal immigration, he recommended the site NumbersUSA.
Immigration has been both a boon and a curse for the United States. While on the one hand, the country has seen its rich culture and civilization being shaped out by talented, ambitious, and hard-working people from around the world, but on the other hand, illegal and disruptive elements have endangered the national security.
Here a brief focus can be made on major challenges posed by immigration problems USA .
Illegal immigration to the United States is an alarming problem in the current times. It refers to the migration of people across the national borders of the United States in violation of US immigration and nationality law. Illegal immigrants are also referred to as illegal alien, illegal immigrant, undocumented alien, undocumented immigrant, undocumented worker, and the like. These people are said to have threatened the American social fabric, native economy, national security, and everything other that is American. Illegal immigration to the USA (predominantly from Mexico) occurs through following means:
1. Illegal crossing of border;
2. Overstaying after expiry of visa or Border Crossing Card (BCC);
3. Drug smuggling;
4. Identity theft;
5. Immigration on false visas from countries with which the USA has no automatic visa agreements
Engineer, author and building contractor Mat Stein discussed preparing for social collapse, environmental catastrophes and inevitable disasters. He detailed six key areas where current trends suggest impending disaster for the planet: oil depletion, climate change, collapse of the world's oceans, deforestation, food shortages, and overpopulation. Taken individually, each of these are serious issues, Stein said, but since they are happening simultaneously and exacerbating each other, the cumulative result could be even more catastrophic. Ultimately, he warned that "if human beings don't start controlling their consumption and controlling their growth patterns, then nature will do it for us" via famines and plagues.
Expressing hope that the human race could find a way to reverse these trends, Stein joked that "I call myself 'the optimistic doomer.'" That said, he declared that changing the outlook for the planet would require global cooperation in the face of these impending tipping points. To that end, he appealed to corporations to "make sustainability like the God of the marketplace" rather than merely maximizing profits with no regard for the negative effects on the environment and populace. Chillingly, he mused that, by the time the human race decides to make a serious effort to address these troubling trends, it may be too late and "we're gonna go over that cliff, no matter what we do." Despite the potential futility of such an effort, Stein stressed that it's "a good fight that's worth doing" for the betterment of future generations.
Matthew Stein holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He is an engineer, author and building contractor. He has also worked as a schoolteacher, carpenter, and rock climbing and ski instructor. As the owner of Aloha Aina Builders, Stein built hurricane resistant, energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes. As a mechanical engineer and president of Stein Design, he has designed consumer water filtration devices, commercial water filtration systems, photovoltaic roofing panels, medical bacteriological filters, drinking fountains, emergency chemical drench systems, computer disk drives, portable fiberglass buildings and automated assembly machinery for Open Energy, Hewlett Packard, Seagate, Plantronics, Duraflame, Haws, and IGT, among other companies.
Survivalism is a movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers) who are actively preparing for emergencies as well as possible disruptions in social or political order, on scales ranging from local to international. Survivalists often have emergency medical and self-defence training, stockpile food and water, prepare for self-sufficiency, and build structures that will help them survive or "disappear" (e.g. a survival retreat or underground shelter).
Anticipated disruptions include the following: Clusters of natural disasters, patterns of apocalyptic planetary crises, or Earth Changes (tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, blizzards, solar storms, severe thunderstorms). A disaster caused by the activities of humankind (chemical spills, release of radioactive materials, nuclear or conventional war, oppressive governments). The general collapse of society caused by the shortage or unavailability of resources such as electricity, fuel, food, or water. Financial disruption or economic collapse (caused by monetary manipulation, hyperinflation, deflation, or depression). A global pandemic. Widespread chaos or some other unexplained apocalyptic event.
Mainstream emergency preparations
People who are not part of survivalist groups or apolitically oriented religious groups also make preparations for emergencies. This can include (depending on the location) preparing for earthquakes, floods, power outages, blizzards, avalanches, wildfires, terrorist attacks, nuclear power plant accidents, hazardous material spills, tornadoes, and hurricanes. These preparations can be as simple as following Red Cross and U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommendations by keeping a first aid kit, shovel, and extra clothes in the car, or by maintaining a small kit of emergency supplies, containing emergency food, water, a space blanket, and other essentials.
Mainstream economist and financial adviser Barton Biggs is a proponent of preparedness. In his 2008 book Wealth, War and Wisdom, Biggs has a gloomy outlook for the economic future, and suggests that investors take survivalist measures.
When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition , When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival Matthew Stein
Marc Faber : I own equities, and I should thank Mr. Bernanke. The Fed has been flooding the system with money. The problem is the money doesn't flow into the system evenly. It doesn't increase economic activity and asset prices in concert. Instead, it creates dangerous excesses in countries and asset classes. Money-printing fueled the colossal stock-market bubble of 1999-2000, when the Nasdaq more than doubled, becoming disconnected from economic reality. It fueled the housing bubble, which burst in 2008, and the commodities bubble. Now money is flowing into the high-end asset market—things like stocks, bonds, art, wine, jewelry, and luxury real estate. The art-auction houses are seeing record sales. Property prices in the Hamptons rose 35% last year. Sandy Weill [the former head of Citigroup] bought a Manhattan condominium in 2007 for $43.7 million. He sold it last year for $88 million.
Money-printing boosts the economy of the people closest to the money flow. But it doesn't help the worker in Detroit, or the vast majority of the middle class. It leads to a widening wealth gap. The majority loses, and the minority wins. Although I have been a beneficiary of this policy, I can't approve as an economist and social observer.
Marc Faber is an international investor known for his uncanny predictions of the stock market and futures markets around the world.
Alex Jones Show: Sunday (6-30-13) Wayne Madsen
On this very important and compelling Sunday, June 30 edition of the
Alex Jones Show, Alex speaks with NSA insider and whistleblower Wayne
Madsen who recently revealed the United States' collaboration with the
entire European Union to censor European newspapers reporting on the
illegal NSA spying in an unprecedented manipulation of the press. This
direct attack on free speech even includes documents released years
prior on subjects that governments have already admitted to doing. We
will also look at the Zimmermann trial and how an acquittal could lead
to racial conflicts across the country. In other news, police are now
using any available crisis to confiscate firearms, recently showcased by
the RCMP as they stole guns from homes evacuated during a flood in
The Manufacturing of a President: The CIA's Insertion of Barack H. Obama, Jr. into the White House Wayne Madsen
Empire of Secrets ~ Surveillance Everywhere
As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama promised transparency and open government yet his administration is one of the most closed governments in US history, described as being worse than even the Nixon administration.The technology and information revolution allows the government to cast its net wider than ever before; collecting data, watching, spying and analysing. As revelations of systemic snooping continue to hit the headlines, Empire asks: who is watching the watchers? Joining us as we unpack some of the known unknowns are Oscar-winning film director Oliver Stone, and war reporters Jeremy Scahill and Richard Rowley. We unravel the psychology of secrets with psychiatrist Justin Frank, the author of Obama on the Couch and Bush on the Couch. We look at the impact of state secrets brought to light with Dana Priest, a leading Washington Post investigative reporter on national security and author of two books, including her most recent Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State. We are also joined by Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights and an attorney representing Julian Assange and Wikileaks; as well as Evgeny Morozov, an expert on internet and privacy issues, and author of two books: The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom and his most recent: To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism.
If You Like The Surveillance State, You'll Love E-Verify
by Ron Paul
From massive NSA spying, to IRS targeting of the administration's political opponents, to collection and sharing of our health care information as part of Obamacare, it seems every day we learn of another assault on our privacy. Sadly, this week the Senate took another significant, if little-noticed, step toward creating an authoritarian surveillance state. Buried in the immigration bill is a national identification system called mandatory E-Verify.
The Senate did not spend much time discussing E-Verify, and what little discussion took place was mostly bipartisan praise for its effectiveness as a tool for preventing illegal immigrants from obtaining employment. It is a tragedy that mandatory E-Verify is not receiving more attention, as it will impact nearly every American's privacy and liberty.
The mandatory E-Verify system requires Americans to carry a "tamper-proof" social security card. Before they can legally begin a job, American citizens will have to show the card to their prospective employer, who will then have to verify their identity and eligibility to hold a job in the US by running the information through the newly-created federal E-Verify database. The database will contain photographs taken from passport files and state driver's licenses. The law gives federal bureaucrats broad discretion in adding other "biometric" identifiers to the database. It also gives the bureaucracy broad authority to determine what features the "tamper proof" card should contain.
Regardless of one's views on immigration, the idea that we should have to ask permission from the federal government before taking a job ought to be offensive to all Americans. Under this system, many Americans will be denied the opportunity for work. The E-Verify database will falsely identify thousands as "ineligible," forcing many to lose job opportunities while challenging government computer inaccuracies. E-Verify will also impose additional compliance costs on American businesses, at a time when they are struggling with Obamacare implementation and other regulations.
According to David Bier of Competitive Enterprise Institute, there is nothing stopping the use of E-Verify for purposes unrelated to work verification, and these expanded uses could be authorized by agency rule-making or executive order. So it is not inconceivable that, should this bill pass, the day may come when you are not be able to board an airplane or exercise your second amendment rights without being run through the E-Verify database. It is not outside the realm of possibility that the personal health care information that will soon be collected by the IRS and shared with other federal agencies as part of Obamacare will also be linked to the E-Verify system.
Those who dismiss these concerns as paranoid should consider that the same charges were leveled at those who warned that the PATRIOT Act could lead to the government collecting our phone records and spying on our Internet usage. Just as the PATRIOT Act was only supposed to be used against terrorists but is now used to bypass constitutional protections in matters having noting to do with terrorism or national security, the national ID/mandatory E-Verify database will not only be used to prevent illegal immigrants from gaining employment. Instead, it will eventually be used as another tool to monitor and control the American people.
The recent revelations of the extent of National Security Agency (NSA) spying on Americans, plus recent stories of IRS targeting Tea Party and similar groups for special scrutiny, demonstrates the dangers of trusting government with this type of power. Creation of a federal database with photos and possibly other "biometric" information about American citizens is a great leap forward for the surveillance state. All Americans who still care about limited government and individual liberty should strongly oppose E-Verify.
Barack Obama Compares Nelson Mandela to George Washington in Speech at South African Tour
BARACK OBAMA : "And what Nelson Mandela also stood for is that the well-being of the country is more important than the interests of any one person," Obama continued. "George Washington is admired because after two terms he said enough, I'm going back to being a citizen. There were no term limits, but he said I'm a citizen. I served my time. And it's time for the next person, because that's what democracy is about. And Mandela similarly was able to recognize that, despite how revered he was, that part of this transition process was greater than one person."
6/30/13 - Michael Hayden, who previously served as the heads of both the CIA and NSA, sat down with CBS' Bob Schieffer today to weigh in on the international manhunt for Edward Snowden and how much top-secret information he has released to the public about NSA surveillance. Hayden expressed confidence that if the NSA carefully releases more details about the scope and limit of the programs, people will feel more assured, but admitted to Schieffer that "in an ideal world, I'd keep all this secret."
Schieffer brought up President Obama downplaying the urgency of bringing Snowden back to the United States. Hayden said it's important to get Snowden, suggesting Obama is just trying to "limit diplomatic and perhaps even political damage." He claimed the NSA leaks have done "severe and irreversible" damage to the intelligence community, especially the potential damage it could do to U.S. foreign relations when other countries start thinking that American intelligence can't keep secrets.
Schieffer noted it's been hard to get people from the government on for interviews, and asked if they should be doing more to "help the American people understand what's happening here." Hayden claimed that if the American people have more details about just what the NSA is doing, "the more comfortable they will feel." However, he acknowledged this is not an ideal scenario.
"In an ideal world, I'd keep all this secret, because any of it that I make public slices some of my operational advantage away from me."
Despite this, he said it would be smart at this point to "shave points off of my operational effectiveness" to make people feel more comfortable about these programs.
Remote Viewing teacher Major Ed Dames discussed the revolutionary discovery his RV team made about the enigma we call 'Bigfoot.' Whenever a trained remote viewer focuses on Bigfoot, he explained, they see a "rectilinear device" out in space. This device belongs to a group of intelligent beings called 'The Controllers,' Dames said, who use it to teleport (or project) Bigfoot to Earth. Dames is planning to contact The Controllers (possibly in June 2006) and hopes they will intervene in human affairs to save us from destroying ourselves.
He also talked about his work as a gov't remote viewer, altered states of consciousness, and nuclear terrorism. When pressed Dames said there are not currently any nuclear devices "on the loose," but that could change at any moment as there are an plenty of well-funded groups who hate the United States trying to buy them.
The world's foremost remote viewing teacher, Edward A. Dames, Major, U.S. Army (ret.) is a decorated military intelligence officer and an original member of the U.S. Army prototype remote viewing training program. He served as the training and operations officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency's psychic intelligence (PSIINT) collection unit, and currently serves as executive director for the Matrix Intelligence Agency, a private consulting group. The technical consultant for the feature film, Suspect Zero, (a Tom Cruise-Paula Wagner production), Ed coached Sir Ben Kingsley, and played the role of an FBI remote viewing instructor in the movie, as well.
Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, is the name given to an ape-like creature that some people believe inhabits forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. The term sasquatch is an anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem word sásq'ets.
Scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather than a living animal, because of the lack of physical evidence and the large numbers of creatures that would be necessary to maintain a breeding population. A few scientists, such as Jane Goodall and Jeffrey Meldrum, have expressed interest and some measure of belief in the creature
Proposed explanations for sightings
Various types of creatures have been suggested to explain both the sightings and what type of creature Bigfoot would be if it existed. The scientific community typically attributes sightings to either hoaxes or misidentification of known animals and their tracks. While cryptozoologists generally explain Bigfoot as an unknown ape, some believers in Bigfoot attribute the phenomenon to UFOs or other paranormal causes. A minority of proponents of a natural explanation have attributed Bigfoot to animals that are not apes such as the giant ground sloth.
One fringe theory, supported by paranormal investigator Jon-Erik Beckjord, theorizes that the lack of hard evidence supporting Bigfoot's existence may be due to the creature being an interdimensional being that slips in and out of dimensions. Many Bigfoot advocates distance themselves from the paranormal position and regard it as an embarrassment.
Patrick Henningsen, an independent journalist currently based in London, is the managing editor of 21st Century Wire, which delivers news and exposés on intelligence, foreign policy, climate change, the war on terror, technology and Wall Street. In the first hour Patrick talks about the situation in Syria as Britain and France, together with Israel and US support are destabilizing the country. Fake revolutions with the aid of Google and the National Endowment for Democracy are reshaping and reforming countries faster than any invasion could. We also discuss the NSA surveillance debacle and Ed Snowden in the main stream media. Henningsen explains how whistleblowers have now become an intricate part of the geopolitical game. In the second hour, we begin on government surveillance and the global spying network. Then, we'll discuss what a global government would need in order to have a smooth transition. Later, Patrick explains how countries who still value the family unit and small local business are being infiltrated. He talks about the vision of how the elite would like to see the world. We end on Michael Hastings.
Former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Michael Drosnin spoke about the Bible Code, and the various prophetic messages that have been gleaned from it. Based on a computer software program developed by the Israeli mathematician, Prof. Eliyahu Rips, the Bible Code finds hidden messages or phrases in equidistant letter sequences in the Hebrew language version of the first five books of the Bible. What convinced Drosnin of its reality was the correct prediction of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, which he discovered about a year before it happened. He recounted how he tried to warn Rabin beforehand, and now meets with various intelligence agencies such as the Mossad.
A year before the 2008 election, Drosnin said he found the phrase "B. Obama is President" in the Bible Code, and also learned that there was danger that could be prevented for Obama. He related this information to Oprah Winfrey, who was said to pass this on to Obama. Drosnin also said that according to the Bible Code, it was Barack Obama's destiny to help prevent a nuclear terrorist attack, and that he will be re-elected in 2012.
After the 9-11 attacks, Drosnin said he found references to it in the Bible Code, with such phrases as "twin towers," "airplane," "terror attack," and "it knocked down," all encoded within a few verses. Currently, he is searching for a "code key," which might help unravel some of the mysteries of the Bible Code, such as who created it. According to the Bible Code, the code key is connected to an obelisk in Jordan, he revealed.
Michael Drosnin is a former reporter for the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers which include Citizen Hughes, The Bible Code, and Bible Code II: The Countdown. His book, Citizen Hughes is based on exclusive access to nearly everything that Hughes ever put in writing. In fact, the book is half in his own words. So, it's really Howard telling his own story of the hidden years, the secret life of the world's richest and most secretive man, from the only reliable source, Hughes himself. It's also the only Hughes book that was a bestseller, in fact outsold all the other 20 Hughes books combined. Michael currently lives and works in New York City.
The Bible code (Hebrew: צפנים בתנ"ך), also known as the Torah code, is a purported set of secret messages encoded within the Hebrew text of the Torah. This hidden code has been described as a method by which specific letters from the text can be selected to reveal an otherwise obscured message. Though Bible codes have been postulated and studied for centuries, the subject has been popularized in modern times by Michael Drosnin's book The Bible Code.
Many examples have been documented in the past. One cited example is that by taking every 50th letter of the Book of Genesis starting with the first taw, the Hebrew word "torah" is spelled out. The same happens in the Book of Exodus. Modern computers have been used to search for similar patterns and more complex variants, and published in a peer-reviewed academic journal in 1994. Proponents hold that it is exceedingly unlikely such sequences could arise by chance, while skeptics and opponents hold that such sequences do often arise by chance, as demonstrated on other Hebrew and English texts.
Other types of Bible codes
Another example of an alleged prediction coded in the text of the Bible, which is also attributed to Rabbi Chaim Michael Dov Weissmandl (who was mentioned above), concerns the hanging of 10 Nazi leaders on October 16, 1946 following the Nuremberg Trials. Rabbi Weissmandl claimed that this event was predicted by the Biblical story about the hanging of the 10 sons of Haman, also as a final consequence of a (failed) genocidal plan against the Jews. The "coded" aspect of his speculation is that in the Masoretic text of the Bible, three letters within the list of Haman's sons are marked as small letters: the tav ת of Parshandatha, the shin ש of Parmashtha and the zayin ז of Vajezatha. Rabbi Weissmandl pointed out that if you combine the three small letters together they form the word תשז, which in the accepted Hebrew notation for year numbers (using Gematria) corresponds to the Jewish year 707 Anno Mundi, which is the Jewish year that the 10 Nazi leaders were executed (October 16, 1946 corresponds to Tishrei 21, 5707, the day known as Hoshanna Rabba, the day of severe judgments for the nations of the world, according to the Jewish calendar). Many people criticize various aspects of this speculation. They point out that there are several different traditions about what are the small letters in the names of Haman's sons.
They don't need "us". They're already having to invent bogus government and bureaucratic jobs to keep the peace on top of the welfare state. The actual productive jobs that are actually needed to support the current population level is very small indeed. On top of that, most of even THOSE jobs are used to support the rest of us. The number of people required to serve under the elite only would be tiny. So no- they don't need to keep the useless eaters alive for much longer.
YES. IT'S TRUE
$500 trillion is an extremely conservative estimate. Its based on an assumption of only an 8% return on their holdings since 1931, when some speculate the return is near 100% per annum.
Under the surface, the Rothschild long had a powerful influence in dictating American financial laws. The law records show that they were powers in the old Bank of the United States [abolished by Andrew Jackson].
"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws."
"I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire, ...The man that controls Britain's money supply controls the British Empire. And I control the money supply."
"We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent."
The "too big to fail" theory asserts that certain financial institutions are so large and so interconnected that their failure would be disastrous to the economy, and they therefore must be supported by government when they face difficulty. The colloquial term "too big to fail" was popularized by U.S. Congressman Stewart McKinney in a 1984 Congressional hearing, discussing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's intervention with Continental Illinois. The term had previously been used occasionally in the press.
Proponents of this theory believe that some institutions are so important that they should become recipients of beneficial financial and economic policies from governments or central banks. Some economists such as Paul Krugman hold that economies of scale in banks and in other businesses are worth preserving, so long as they are well regulated in proportion to their economic clout, and therefore that "too big to fail" status can be acceptable. The global economic system must also deal with sovereign states being too big to fail.
Opponents believe that one of the problems that arises is moral hazard whereby a company that benefits from these protective policies will seek to profit by it, deliberately taking positions (see Asset allocation) that are high-risk high-return, as they are able to leverage these risks based on the policy preference they receive. The term has emerged as prominent in public discourse since the 2007–2010 global financial crisis. Critics see the policy as counterproductive and that large banks or other institutions should be left to fail if their risk management is not effective. Some critics, such as Alan Greenspan, believe that such large organisations should be deliberately broken up: “If they’re too big to fail, they’re too big”. More than fifty prominent economists, financial experts, bankers, finance industry groups, and banks themselves have called for breaking up large banks into smaller institutions.
On March 6, 2013, United States Attorney General Eric Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the Justice Department faces difficulty charging large banks with crimes because of the risk to the economy. Four days later, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard W. Fisher wrote in advance of a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference that large banks should be broken up into smaller banks, and both Federal Deposit Insurance and Federal Reserve discount window access should end for large banks. Other conservatives including Thomas Hoenig, Ed Prescott, Glenn Hubbard, and David Vitter also advocated breaking up the largest banks.
On April 10, 2013, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde told the Economic Club of New York "too big to fail" banks had become "more dangerous than ever" and needed to be controlled with "comprehensive and clear regulation [and] more intensive and intrusive supervision.
Joseph Ratzinger resigned as Pope as a result of pending charges for criminal conspiracy to aid and protect child torture and trafficking..
The report reveals that the organization has procured an arrest warrant from an unnamed European nation against Ratzinger, and will move to place a commercial lien against all the financial assets of Vatican, Inc effective Easter Sunday, 3/31/13 via international law and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court..
The ITCCS (International Tribunal into Crimes of Church & State) states that it will proceed with the arrest warrant for Ratzinger even after he vacated the office of Pope, and will also pursue charges against Ratzinger's replacement as head of the Vatican..
ITCCS appears to be a small, rather unknown operation rather than a respected international tribunal and we would like to remind readers that JP Morgan was the Vatican's private bank, and was implicated in the Vatican money laundering scandal this past summer..
The historically unprecedented resignation of Joseph Ratzinger as Pope this week was compelled by an upcoming action by a European government to issue an arrest warrant against Ratzinger and a public lien against Vatican property and assets by Easter..
The ITCCS Central Office in Brussels is compelled by Pope Benedict's sudden abdication to disclose the following details:
1. On Friday, February 1, 2013, on the basis of evidence supplied by our affiliated Common Law Court of Justice (itccs.org), our Office concluded an agreement with representatives of a European nation and its courts to secure an arrest warrant against Joseph Ratzinger, aka Pope Benedict, for crimes against humanity and ordering a criminal conspiracy..
2. This arrest warrant was to be delivered to the office of the "Holy See" in Rome on Friday, February 15, 2013. It allowed the nation in question to detain Ratzinger as a suspect in a crime if he entered its sovereign territory..
3. A diplomatic note was issued by the said nation's government to the Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, on Monday, February 4, 2013, informing Bertone of the impending arrest warrant and inviting his office to comply. No reply to this note was received from Cardinal Bertone or his office; but six days later, Pope Benedict resigned..
4. The agreement between our Tribunal and the said nation included a second provision to issue a commercial lien through that nation's courts against the property and wealth of the Roman Catholic church commencing on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. This lien was to be accompanied by a public and global "Easter Reclamation Campaign" whereby Catholic church property was to be occupied and claimed by citizens as public assets forfeited under international law and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court..
5. It is the decision of our Tribunal and the said nation's government to proceed with the arrest of Joseph Ratzinger upon his vacating the office of the Roman Pontiff on a charge of crimes against humanity and criminal conspiracy..
6. It is our further decision to proceed as well with the indictment and arrest of Joseph Ratzinger's successor as Pope on the same charges; and to enforce the commercial lien and "Easter Reclamation Campaign" against the Roman Catholic church, as planned..
In closing, our Tribunal acknowledges that Pope Benedict's complicity in criminal activities of the Vatican Bank (IOR) was compelling his eventual dismissal by the highest officials of the Vatican. But according to our sources, Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone forced Joseph Ratzinger's resignation immediately, and in direct response to the diplomatic note concerning the arrest warrant that was issued to him by the said nation's government on February 4, 2013..
We call upon all citizens and governments to assist our efforts to legally and directly disestablish the Vatican, Inc. and arrest its chief officers and clergy who are complicit in crimes against humanity and the ongoing criminal conspiracy to aid and protect child torture and trafficking...
President Obama issues a strong warning to Republicans over the US debt ceiling.
President Barack Obama demanded that Congress quickly raise the US federal debt limit and warned that he will not allow the Republican opposition to "collect a ransom for crashing the US economy," as he set out a tough negotiating position on an issue that threatens to shut down the American government.
Mr Obama displayed the get-tough stance toward Congress a week before he is sworn in for a second term.
Democratic critics of the president in his first term had voiced serious reservations about his willingness to give ground to Republicans on the debt ceiling issue two years ago, after a huge partisan fight resulted in an unprecedented downgrading of America's credit rating and left in place across-the-board tax cuts established during the George W. Bush administration.
This time around, President Obama said Republicans who want to dramatically cut spending in return for raising US borrowing limits "will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the economy."
"The full faith and credit of the United States of America is not a bargaining chip. And they better decide quickly because time is running short," Mr Obama declared, insisting, "We are not a deadbeat nation."
Press TV has conducted an interview with Darnell Stephen Summers, Vietnam War veteran from Berlin about the head of the European parliament requesting Washington provide clarity about spying of Europeans as revealed by hunted whistleblower Edward Snowden.
6/30/13 - Appearing exclusively on ABC's This Week on Sunday morning, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange discussed his and NSA leaker Edward Snowden's respective asylum situations, as well as the United States' "disgraceful" treatment of Snowden in revoking his passport. "There's little I can productively say about what is happening," Assange told host George Stephanopoulos when pressed for details on Snowden's current whereabouts. "Why is it that Mr. Snowden is not in the United States? He should feel that he should be afforded justice in the United States," Assange lamented, "but his situation is very similar to a situation that I face and that my staff face where we have been sucked into a grand jury Alexandria, Virginia.
Assange explained that the particular district in northern Virginia typically has jury pools made up of CIA and Pentagon workers, and is known as "rocket docket" for its "lack of scrutiny procedures" and high conviction rates.
"I think there are several countries where it is politically possible for Mr. Snowden to receive asylum," Assange later added. "He has acted in a manner to draw attention to a very serious problem in the United States where, without the will of Congress, without the will of the American population, we now have a state within a state, we have the transnational surveillance apparatus," he said. "No one signed up for this. Obama doesn't have a mandate. They have been taken for a ride."
Stephanopoulos noted that Secretary of State John Kerry has asserted that the Snowden leaks have put American lives at risk, prompting Assange to dismiss the rhetoric as "false" and pointing to his own WikiLeaks scandal, which he said has yet to prove harmful to any government officials or citizens.
Assange went on to rebuke Vice President Joe Biden for personally calling the president of Ecuador to pressure him into balking at asylum for Snowden. The U.S. government also revoked Snowden's passport, which Assange called a "disgraceful" action.
"By cancelling his passport, [the U.S.] has left [Snowden] for the moment marooned in Russia," he said. "I think that every citizen has the right to their citizenship, to take someone's principle form of citizenship their passport, is a disgrace."
"He is a hero," Assange said of Snowden. "He has told the people of the world and the United States that there is mass unlawful interception of their communications."
Humans still have free will after the times of the mark of the beast. Just like in Revelation when John states that they still did not repent of their sins or wickedness. People can still repent and get saved in Jesus name even if tricked into receiving the mark through deception.
The Hagmann & Hagmann Report provides listeners information about current events and historical topics that transcend the political right-left paradigm and delve into the real issues behind the sugar-coated news.
The hosts will always leave the audience more informed yet wanting more. It can and does get lively at times, as they don't always agree on matters of intent and motive!
The Hagmann & Hagmann Report provides listeners information about current events and historical topics that transcend the political right-left paradigm and delve into the real issues behind the sugar-coated news.
This unique, father-son detective duo uses their investigative abilities and resources to aggressively research and report on issues left untouched by the corporate media and those that exist beyond the scope of the non-traditional media. The show addresses many issues once considered mere fodder for "conspiracy theorists," tracing their roots from the various events that created them through the fabric of history to the present day.
The program digs deep into current topics that include questions about who is really running America, who is really benefitting from the massive financial bailouts, who and what is behind controversial legislation such as the NDAA, SOPA, Agenda 21, and other issues that are rarely addressed with focus, clarity and accuracy. No stone is left unturned, no topic left untouched.
Certain pivotal events that changed the course of U.S. and world history are also subjected to investigative scrutiny, from the start of the Federal Reserve, World Wars I and II, Vietnam, the McCarthy hearings, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, the BCCI scandal, the attacks of 9/11 and events taking place through the various presidential administrations of William Clinton, George H.W. Bush, his son and now Barack Hussein Obama.
The hosts will always leave the audience more informed yet wanting more. It can and does get lively at times, as they don't always agree on matters of intent and motive!
Real information. Real truth. Less hype.
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The Hagmann & Hagmann Report provides viewers and listeners information about current events and historical topics that transcend the political right-left paradigm and delve into the real issues behind the sugar-coated news. This unique, father-son detective duo uses their investigative abilities and resources to aggressively research and report on issues left untouched by the corporate media and those that exist beyond the scope of the non-traditional media. The show addresses many issues once considered mere fodder for "conspiracy theorists," tracing their roots from the various events that created them through the fabric of history to the present day
Stephen Quayle is the author of five books. For over thirty years, he has been investigating ancient civilizations, giants, UFOs and biological warfare as they relate to the future of mankind. Stephen discusses the coming worst-case scenarios approaching this world and how they interrelate to each other. Earthquakes, volcanoes, nuclear and biological terrorism, coupled with the planned financial meltdown of the U.S. dollar will thrust us into unimagined tribulations. Stephen Quayle is on record as stating that we have moved from the realm of natural threats into the arena of supernaturally guided events of the unseen hand of evil orchestrating world events of unfathomable proportions
"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors...and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do." Karl Rove
The Criminal Elite have been very successful in remaining in power by using the age old play book of the Hegelian Dialectic. The conflict between two seemingly opposite false choices for a predetermined synthesis solution. These rigged battles tend to be only emotional conflicts that never look at the logic of what they are really fighting over. The democrats and republicans are the easiest to see. they emotionally fight over issues of no real importance like abortion or gay marriage but the logical eye would see that underneath all of the fluster the Real agenda is constantly pushed forward, more debts, more regulation, more war, more jobs shipped over seas, more loss of liberties etc.
"The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves." Lenin -
Today I want to expose another one of these Hegelian dialectics that I believe will allow the current criminal elite to control the next paradigm and our children future. The Criminal elite know that the dollar is coming to its mathematically inevitable end where the amount of new debt needed to enter the system to keep it functioning will lead to a hyper inflationary depression. Since their entire paradigm is based off of loyalty to the dollar they desperately need to create another perceived reality for them to continue their power and profits.
The CIA has gone from fighting communists and terrorists to looking at money. They know that the greatest threat to their power is the failure of the dollar They have held many conferences and simulations studying money and even taking interest in the Bitcoin only to coincidentally have the largest bitcoin market hacked and crashed 5 days later. While bitcoin is just a small experiment of the final false currency that will emerge out for the serfs to slave away for more illusionary wealth in the future, there is am much larger real game at stake here. This is where the big boys play.
"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater."
― Frank Zappa
The collapse of the dollar will lead to the anger phase of humanity as millions of Americans come to the stark reality that their entire life has been spent chasing an illusion that has failed them. They will realize that they have no REAL wealth Real skills or Real Friends. This will lead to riots and millions of anitidpressant addicted individuals having psychoptic breaks from reality resulting in some of the most inhuman crimes.
On a global level there will be a real rush to secure the real assets of the world. The first rush will be to gold which is why nations like Venezuela, Germany, Austria, Russia and China are buying and bringing home their gold to prepare. The next level will be the energy resources of the world which will lead to regional or even global war for the real assets of the world. At some point the wars and fires will burn out and we will see a new order establish itself.
Recorded from BBC1 HD, Andrew Marr Show, 30 June 2013.
Even more scathing reports of US surveillance are emerging from Germany - courtesy of Edward Snowden. Der Spiegel magazine is reporting that they've seen a top secret US document - outlining how the country's intelligence bugged EU offices and spied on the bloc's internal computer networks.
An American teacher and an Egyptian journalist were killed in Egypt as clashes erupted during rival demonstrations by tens of thousands of people for and against President Mohamed Morsi a year after his election. AFP reported that at least three people have been killed in the protests in total, with tensions rising ahead of a mass opposition rally planned for Sunday. The US citizen, a 21-year-old who reportedly worked for an American cultural centre in the coastal city of Alexandria, was killed on Friday as
Egypt is on edge hours before thousands of opponents and supporters of President Mohamed Morsi mark his first year in power. On the eve of the anniversary, 22 million are said to have signed a petition against the president. Morsi met with the heads of Islamic parties and the interior and defence ministers ahead of the rival rallies. Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports from the capital, Cairo.
Webster Griffin Tarpley is a philosopher of history who seeks to provide the programs and strategies needed to overcome the current world crisis. As an activist historian he first became widely known for his book George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992), a masterpiece of research which is still a must read. Tarpley is a member of the "world anti-imperialist conference" Axis for Peace, of Scholars for 9/11 Truth and of a research Netzwerk of German 9/11 authors founded in September 2006. He is featured in the film, Zero: an investigation into 9/11 During 2008, he warned of the dangers of an Obama presidency controlled by Wall Street with Obama: The Postmodern Coup, The Making of a Manchurian Candidate and Barack H. Obama: The Unauthorized Biography. His interest in economics is reflected in Surviving the Cataclysm: Your Guide Through the Worst Financial Crisis in Human HistoryAgainst Oligarchy. He is currently completing a study of Pearl Harbor as an episode in Wall Street's war against President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the New Deal, and FDR's economic bill of rights. His books have appeared in Japanese, German, Italian, French, and Spanish. From 1974 to 1984, he was a correspondent in central Europe, during which time he co-authored Chi ha ucciso Aldo Moro (Who Killed Aldo Moro, 1978) a study of international terrorism. In 1979-80, he appeared as commentator for Teleradiosole, a television station in Rome. From 1984 to 1996, he was a correspondent in Washington DC. Tarpley is the co-author of George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992), which has sold 30,000 copies and remains the only critical biography of the former President. In 1997 he published an anthology entitled Against Oligarchy: Essays and Speeches 1970-1996. These books can be consulted on the internet at www.tarpley.net. His 9/11 Synthetic Terror, the Bible of the 9/11 Truth Movement, has sold over 20,000 copies. His two books on Obama are virtually the only critical ones in print from a progressive viewpoint. Tarpley has lectured in numerous colleges and universities around the world. In 1995 he was named a consultant to the Universal Ecological Academy of Moscow. He holds an MA from Skidmore College and a Ph.D. in history from the Catholic University of America. Webster Tarpley's talk show World Crisis Radio is now broadcast on the Genesis World Report on GCNLive Free Internet Streaming Radio, Saturdays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern (1-3 Central, 11-1 Pacific), all 4 networks.
The second wave of mortgage defaults and foreclosures will hit the economy this year
More mortgage defaults, more foreclosures coming soon .The mortgage crisis that's far from over, with a second wave of expected defaults on the way that could deepen the bottom of the U.S. recession.Abolish the private FED federal reserve.Since 1913 they have destroy the country.They have create wars,depressions and brought poverty to America,their final goal in total destruction .It is a crying shame, they used taxpayers money to bailed out the bankers and the investors in the tune of trillions of dollars, yet not one dime is given to bailed out the taxpayers allowing them to stay in their homes. What a evil country we live in, no wonder why cities are stocking up with military grade weapons to be use against the people when the people starts to turn on them.Get out of Dollars and the US Stock Market. There is going to be a run on the dollar soon as China becomes a net seller of treasuries instead of a net buyer like they are currently. They just announced a 600b bailout of their own, how do you think they will pay for it? Dump their 1Trillion plus in US treasuries. The game is up
Chief Investment Officer of Nine Points Capital Partners, and author of The Day After the Dollar Crashes, Damon Vickers discussed how the New World Order (NWO) and globalization are not only inevitable but will usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the entire world. "I know that the New World Order has been vilified, but the order of things looks like it's in the process of changing; looks like we are moving towards something new," he said. He's created a video that depicts a 14 Day Timeline showing possible events leading up to the crash of the dollar and the aftermath. The crash might begin with the world refusing to buy U.S. Treasury notes, he detailed.
Huge wage disparities such as between the US and China, as well as the disparity over the costs of production are creating "fault lines" that will result in a global currency crisis, he said, adding that when this unfolds we'll likely get an alignment of a global world government that shares a global currency. America's massive debt as well as the rest of the world's would be reset in a scenario he described as the Global Unification System. A global reserve would potentially replace the Federal Reserve, Vickers explained.
While he believes the NWO will ultimately have a very positive effect, he admitted that the transition into it could prove to be difficult, with food scarcities and other problems arising. Vickers noted that even though we are citizens of a particular country, we are also residents of the world, and thus have a global identity. In the NWO, he believes a variety of cultural and religious identities can be preserved, just as multiculturalism is currently promoted in the US. He envisions a body of about 300 people coming together to represent various segments of the global population.
Damon Vickers is the founder of Nine Points Management and Research, a Seattle-based investment firm that has correctly called three market tops since 2000: the dot-com bust, real estate bubble and financial services meltdown. A frequent guest on business television programs including CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg, Vickers is known for his sharp commentary and bold predictions. Vickers launched a private fund in 2008 that rose more than 63 percent that year.
Rise of the Millenials - Shifting Consumer Values - Women in the Workforce 2011
Dr. Peter Bishop is an Associate Professor of Strategic Foresight and Coordinator of the graduate program in Futures Studies at the University of Houston. Dr. Bishop specializes in techniques for long term forecasting and planning. He delivers keynote addresses and conducts seminars on the future for business, government and not-for-profit organizations. He also facilitates groups in developing scenarios, visions and strategic plans for the future. Dr. Bishop's clients include IBM, the NASA Johnson Space Center, Nestle USA, the Texas Department of Transportation, Tetra Pak, the Shell Pipeline Corporation, the Defense and Central Intelligence Agencies, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Waitt Family Foundation, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the Center for Houston's Future. Dr. Bishop is also a founding board member of the new Association of Professional Futurists, and he is President of his own firm, Strategic Foresight and Development, which offers education and training in futures thinking and techniques to the corporate market.
Dr. Bishop came to the University of Houston in 2005, having taught futures studies at the Clear Lake campus since 1982. Dr. Bishop started teaching at Georgia Southern College in 1973 where he specialized in social problems and political sociology. He received his doctoral degree in sociology from Michigan State University in 1974. Dr. Bishop received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from St. Louis University where he also studied mathematics and physics. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where he was a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) for seven years. Dr. Bishop is married with two children and four grandchildren.
Andy Hines is teaching futures studies at the University of Houston, alongside a "day job" of managing custom research and consulting projects at Social Technologies, a leading consulting futures firm that specializes in the integration of foresight, strategy of innovation.
Prior to joining the University of Houston and Social Technologies, he enjoyed earlier careers as a consulting and then organizational futurist. He became a partner with Coates & Jarratt, Inc., a think tank and consulting firm that specialized in the study of the future. He was also Futurist & Senior Ideation Leader at Dow Chemical with a mission of using futures tools and knowledge to turn ideas into new business opportunities. Before that, he established and ran the Global Trends Program for the Kellogg Company.
Terry Grim's focus is moving "knowing" into "doing." She brings training and experience in the full innovation lifecycle: foresight, strategy, project management, organizational change, and operations. Terry's years of experience include senior positions at IBM as a member of the space program software development team, an international management assignment, and a headquarters position in Corporate Strategy. After IBM, Terry became a consultant in foresight and strategy with Social Technologies (now Innovaro) and an adjunct professor for the masters program in Studies of the Future at the University of Houston.
Terry is the author of the Foresight Maturity Model (FMM), a results-oriented approach to evaluating an organization's foresight capacities based on best practices in the field. The FMM was published in the Journal of Future Studies and has been presented in many venues including the World Future Society and Proteus, the US intelligence community conference. It is currently in use by companies and practitioners in the field.
Terry has a BS in Computer Science from University of Florida and an MS in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston, and will soon complete an MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, also from the University of Houston. She has been certified as a project manager by IBM and the Project Management Institute (PMI). Terry is also a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society.
Garry Golden is a professionally trained Futurist who writes, speaks, and consults on issues shaping society and business in the 21st century. He has consulted on projects related to the future of portable power for IBM-Almaden & the US Army Logistics Innovation Agency, the future of mobility and trade infrastructure for the Texas Dept of Transportation (TxDOT), the future of food safety and health for Cobb-Vantress of Tyson Foods, the future of retail and sustainable packaging for PTIS / DuPont, the future of financial services for Citi Group (Global Custodial Services), the future of 'Base of Pyramid' (BOP) Markets for Association of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the future of global financial markets for Liquidnet.
HIGH RIVER — RCMP revealed Thursday that officers have seized a "substantial amount" of firearms from homes in the evacuated town of High River.
"We just want to make sure that all of those things are in a spot that we control, simply because of what they are," said Sgt. Brian Topham.
"People have a significant amount of money invested in firearms ... so we put them in a place that we control and that they're safe."
That news didn't sit well with a crowd of frustrated residents who had planned to breach a police checkpoint northwest of the town as an evacuation order stretched into its eighth day.
"I find that absolutely incredible that they have the right to go into a person's belongings out of their home," said resident Brenda Lackey, after learning Mounties have been taking residents' guns. "When people find out about this there's going to be untold hell to pay."
WW3 GEARING UP: SYRIA - US PUSHING TO ARM SYRIAN REBELS
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Another act of brutal violence -allegedly carried out by Syrian rebel fighters, has stirred outrage. Unverified video posted on the web, shows the beheading of three men. You may find the following images, disturbing. The footage purports to show supporters of President Assad being decapitated with a knife. Spectators at the execution include women and children. This comes just days after American media, citing unnamed officials, confirm that the CIA has started to arm the Syrian rebels.
So this week the news is consumed with the Supreme Court, the immigration bill, Edward Snowden and the NSA scandals, and the IRS scandal and the lingering Benghazi scandal. But behind the scenes there are things going on that may be much more important. Earth-shakingly important, even.
No, I'm not talking about the threat from asteroid strikes. This time, though, I'm talking about a different kind of civilizational threat: A solar flare that could wipe out the communications and electrical grids while frying a wide variety of electronics, quickly sending us back to the 19th Century.
That's happened before. In fact, it happened in the 19th Century, with the "Carrington Event" of 1859. A massive solar flare sent a cloud of charged particles that struck the Earth squarely, creating massive currents in the Earth's magnetic field and sending brilliant auroras south as far as Cuba and Hawaii. About the only thing electrical back then was the telegraph network, and the Carrington event had a literally shocking impact -- causing some operators to be shocked, and inducing strong enough currents in the telegraph wires that operators could disconnect the batteries and operate the telegraph off of the flare-induced electrical flow.
Modern electronics are a lot more sensitive, of course, and a similar event today would fry computers, cell phones, new cars and more. More worryingly, it would probably melt major transformers in the power net, transformers that take months or years to replace and that are expensive enough that few spares are kept. Big chunks of the planet -- all of North America, for example -- might be without electricity for a year or longer.
The disruption would kill a lot of people -- some quickly, as medical devices failed, others later as food supplies and clean water became scarce. Without electricity, pretty much everything in our civilization comes to a stop. The economic damage would be incalculable.
We don't know how common Carrington Events are, since they probably wouldn't have made much of an impact in pre-industrial years. But in 1989 a smaller flare wiped out Hydro Quebec's grid, leaving many Canadians without power for an extended period. And similar flares have been near misses -- a Class X flare (the most powerful kind) sideswiped the Earth back in May.
Space is big, and the Earth is small, so most of these will miss us. But the consequences of being hit are serious. And there's also the possibility that an enemy nation might detonate a nuclear weapon at high altitude over the United States, generating a similar effect via the nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP). (For a scary but realistic story of an EMP attack on the USA, read William Forstchen's disaster novel, One Second After.)
These kinds of worries have gone from science columns and Internet speculation, to serious worries by the National Academy of Sciences and big insurers like Lloyd's.And now Congress is taking a hand.
There's now a bill aimed at doing something to harden our systems and prepare for such events. It's called the Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act (SHIELD Act for short, in one of those now-unavoidable legislative acronyms). It is aimed at seeing that those big transformers basically get the heavy-duty equivalent of surge protectors to prevent damage in the event of either a solar storm or EMP attack.
MICHAEL SAVAGE Attacks RUSH LIMBAUGH And Hannity For Being Conned By Rubio , and More... - June 28, 2013 - Full Show
What happend to Michael Hastings? The revelation that Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings was working on a story about the CIA before his death and had contacted a Wikileaks lawyer about being under investigation by the FBI hours before his car exploded into flames has bolstered increasingly valid claims that the 33-year-old was assassinated.
Hastings died last week in Hollywood when his car hit a tree at high speed.
According to a prominent security analyst, technology exists that could've allowed someone to hack his car. Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke told The Huffington Post that what is known about the single-vehicle crash is "consistent with a car cyber attack."
Clarke said, "There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers" — including the United States — know how to remotely seize control of a car.
"What has been revealed as a result of some research at universities is that it's relatively easy to hack your way into the control system of a car, and to do such things as cause acceleration when the driver doesn't want acceleration, to throw on the brakes when the driver doesn't want the brakes on, to launch an air bag," Clarke told The Huffington Post. "You can do some really highly destructive things now, through hacking a car, and it's not that hard."
It's possible that Hastings car was hacked considering the people he had written about in his past and what he recently had been tlaking about.
Kathleen Fisher from DARPA recently did a presentation on the ease of hacking a standard american sedan. Volvo started the SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) program in 2009 and they are now reporting that their testing has been "successfully completed." Hacking of a lemmings train like Volvo's, could lead to massive collisions on the roads and there should be major security concerns considering what recently has been learned.
John B. Wells interviews renowned author and former Department of State official Steve Pieczenik, followed by Open Lines.
About the show:
Filling in for George, John B. Wells welcomed author and international crisis manager Dr. Steve Pieczenik for a discussion on NSA/CIA surveillance and related topics. The remaining 90 minutes was devoted to Open Lines.
Dr. Steve Pieczenik is a critically acclaimed author of psycho-political thrillers and the co-creator of the New York Times best-selling "Tom Clancy's Op-Center" and "Tom Clancy's Net Force" book series. He is also one of the world's most experienced international crisis managers and hostage negotiators. His novels are based on his twenty years experience in resolving international crises for five U.S. administrations.
Dr. Pieczenik received his B.A. from Cornell University,trained in Psychiatry at Harvard and has both an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and a Ph.D. in International Relations from M.I.T.
He was the first psychiatrist ever to receive a PhD. focusing on international relations, and is the only psychiatrist to ever have served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. He served four presidents as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Bush Sr. and was a Senior Policy Planner under president Reagan. Dr. Pieczenik worked directly with, and reported directly to, Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance, George Schultz and James Baker, as well as the respective White Houses. Dr. Pieczenik was drafted into the Vietnam War. He was assigned in the Public Health Services with the rank of Navy Captain (0-6) to run three psychiatric wards at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., including a ward where serial killers were housed. He was subsequently offered a promotion to Rear Admiral (0-7), which he refused on the grounds that he felt honored enough to serve his country, did not want to take a pension and wished to return to civilian life to follow his passions as a physician, entrepreneur and novelist.
Dr. Pieczenik was the principal International Crisis Manager and Hostage Negotiator under Secretaries Kissinger and Vance. During this time he developed conflict resolution techniques that were instrumental in saving over five hundred hostages in different terrorist episodes, including the Hanafi Muslim Siege in Washington, DC, the TWA Croatian Hijacking, the Aldo Moro Kidnapping, the JRA Hijacking, the PLO Hijacking, and many other incidents involving terrorists such as Idi Amin, Muammar Quaddafi, Carlos, FARC, Abu Nidal and Saddam Hussein. Based on these experiences, Dr. Pieczenik, along with other senior officials at the State Department developed the mandate to create Delta Force and other quick-strike special forces units that could be used in future hostage situations and international crises. Dr. Pieczenik resigned over President Carter's handling of the Iran Hostage siege. He was recruited by Dr. Richard Solomon to the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA to develop the strategy and tactics using the principles of psychological warfare to dismantle the Soviet Union without the use of military force.
More on Pieczenik's bio here: https://stevepieczenik.com/bio.html \
Muslim Brotherhood Headquarters Torched in Egypt Clashes
6/29/13 - Two people, one an American student, were killed when protesters stormed an office of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist president. A third man was killed and 10 injured in an explosion during a protest in Port Said, at the mouth of the Suez Canal. Police on Saturday said the cause was unclear but protesters, believing it was a bomb, attacked an Islamist party office in the city.
Egypt's leading religious authority warned of "civil war" after violence in the past week that had already left several dead and hundreds injured. They backed President Mohammad Morsi's offer to talk to opposition groups ahead of Sunday's protests.
The UN, European Union and United States have appealed for restraint and urged Egypt's deadlocked political leaders to step back from a confrontation threatening the new democracy that emerged from the Arab Spring revolution of 2011.
The US embassy said in a statement it was evacuating non-essential staff and family members and renewed a warning to Americans not to travel to Egypt unless they had to.
The Muslim Brotherhood said eight of its offices had been attacked on Friday, including the one in Alexandria. Officials said more than 70 people had been injured in the clashes in the city. One was shot dead and a young American man who was using a small camera died after being stabbed in the chest.
He was identified as Andrew Pochter, a 21-year-old student from Chevy Chase, Maryland who had been studying at Ohio's Kenyon College. The college said he had been working as an intern for the US educational organisation AMIDEAST.
A Brotherhood member was also killed overnight in an attack on a party office at Zagazig, in the heavily populated Nile Delta, where much of the recent violence has been concentrated. President Morsi's movement said five supporters in all had died this week.
In the capital, Cairo, tens of thousands turned out for rival events some miles apart and there was little trouble. An Islamist rally included calls to reconciliation. On Tahrir Square, cradle of the uprising against Mubarak, there was a festive atmosphere and a determination to shake Mursi on Sunday.
ESPECIALLY SINCE THEY USE BOSTON "ACT AS AN EXAMPLE
I agree, there is a Patriots celebration in Millenium Park in Chicago on July 3rd!!! so Watch out and stay safe.....
Feds Worry About July 4 Fireworks Bombs
When police officers around the country meet for their morning musters over the next week, many of them will likely be reminded by supervisors that fireworks – so popular around the Fourth of July – can be used to build bombs. “Recent incidents in the Homeland demonstrate that consumer fireworks – widely used during the upcoming [July 4] celebrations – can be misused by criminals and violent extremists to construct improvised explosive devices,” the FBI and Department of Homeland Security said Friday in a notice to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide. Such notices have become somewhat routine, acting as an “FYI” to the larger law enforcement community and rarely drawing on any fresh intelligence. Still, there is an added sense of caution around this Fourth of July because of how the Boston Marathon bombs were constructed.