Spirit of Place, Fairies, David Seaman, Carthaginians, Pedogate

 

 

 

 

Not far from where I live there’s a landscape that’s soaked in apocalyptic imagery. Thornton is a wild and sometimes bleak place, on the hills above Bradford, where the Brontë sisters were born before moving to Haworth, the place they’re more usually associated with, six miles away.

Thornton is farmland and scrub, beautiful in the summer sun, foreboding and often impassable in the depths of winter. There’s a place called World’s End View, from where you feel it really is possible to sit out the apocalypse. There are scattered communities with Biblical names… Egypt, Jerusalem, and Jericho, which even had its own monstrous walls in the Victorian era, massive ramparts that edged the road through and held back the mountains of waste from the stone quarries. There’s a chapel that dates back to the 16th century, which is thought to have been one of the birthplaces of the English Dissenting Christianity movement. The land is well known to be the haunt of the Gytrash, a spectral black hound that snuffled its way into Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, born here 200 years ago.

It’s a place that has soaked up history and stories, legends and folklore, tales that sit and ferment in the unforgiving stone, long outlasting those frail humans who first forged them. It has what we might call psychogeography, an entwining of people and place, where humans influence the land and the land, in turn, makes its indelible mark on generations of people.

And Thornton is by no means alone in having this strong sense of history and myth about it… there will doubtless be a place just like it near where you live, or grew up. And this is what has informed a new book, Spirits of Place, which over the course of a dozen essays looks at the locations where stories are so embedded that they seem to become part of the landscape themselves.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/how-places-can-influence-the-mind-and-vice-versa-a7569066.html

 

“Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the flimsiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness that are entirely different.” WILLIAM JAMES

Physicalism vs Consciousness

What are the faeries? Where do they come from and where do they go when they’re not interacting with their human observers? Folklorists are usually ambivalent about the faeries; they are likely to keep their distance from them, so to speak. Whilst happy to record and discuss the beliefs of people who tell stories and anecdotes about them, most folklorists speak the language (at least in official publications) of the reductionist, materialist worldview that has held sway in Western civilisation for the last few hundred years, and they’ll be nervous about assessing the potential actual reality of metaphysical beings. In the materialist’s world, faeries simply cannot exist. They must be reduced into a categorised cultural belief system, and any discussion of them will usually (but not always, as we shall see) be couched in the accepted language of scientific rationalism.

 

https://deadbutdreaming.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/altered-states-of-consciousness-and-the-faeries/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_David%27s_Day

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Naaah, in my estimation, this is crap, from David Seaman.

He posed as an investigative journalist. But in one of his (deleted) videos, way back, he was not even aware that Brock and Alefantis had been in a homosexual relationship, and Brock paid off a massive sum against blackmail. That had been discovered some weeks earlier by the Voat researchers.

So although he was claiming to be a leader of the pizzagate investigation, he wasn’t clued up. He was using it to promote HIMSELF.

And now this. He’s COMPLAINING (the same as McPherson frequently does) that he couldn’t even take one week off, he’s had to ‘come back from the mountains’ to attend to all the criticism.

Look, there are no ‘scheduled holiday breaks’ if you are seriously into this stuff, the internet never sleeps, events never stop, it’s relentless. It does not care about your feelings, or whether you are alive or dead.

He’s being self-pitying, complaining he’s being targetted, well, what the hell did he expect, if he makes videos ‘Fuck you John Podesta, and fuck you David Brock’ etc, and calls them paedophiles and child killers, etc, by doing that he MAKES himself a target.

And then doesn’t take responsibility, blames others for being horrible. Of course, they ARE horrible, evil, there are billions of dollars involved, they are fighting to keep their criminal control syndicate, and to stay out of jail. If you slag off the Mafia and expose them, what do you expect to happen ? Is he so dumb as not to appreciate being still alive ?

 ‘What happened to David Seaman’ becomes the story, rather than pizzagate investigation. I cannot remember a single original researched item that HE has come up with, in his videos. It’s all second hand, and he rides the story to promote himself.

I’m sure Brock and Media Matters and CorrectTheRecord and all those vile people are paying trolls to discredit him. This isn’t a picnic, it’s a war. You have to expect to be attacked and smeared constantly, because the opposition want to eliminate you. They just used Google to destroy Natural News, and destroy Milo’s book deal. People like Seth Rich get shot dead. People like Mike Ruppert get their lives wrecked.

Complaining about this is pathetic and infantile. Whoever said that this world is fair and must treat you tenderly because you are so fucking special ? War is vicious and cruel. Recall that some men, when they gather to have a cigarette, will not accept a third light from a match. That’s because, back when they were fighting night time trench warfare (as still happens in Ukraine) a third light would provide sufficient time for a sniper to get sighted. So the three guys would be taking their first puff and one would get his head shot off.

If you are a coward and expect to receive holiday breaks, don’t even start, don’t engage in the battle. Go to the mountains, stay, forget your computer and the internet. The world has NEVER BEEN fair. You know, the woman you love most, who you marry, dies in childbirth, the scratch on your ankle gets infected, becomes gangrenous, you lose a leg. An unexpected lion in the bush kills your father. Criminals empty your bank account. Because of corruption, even though you are an honest diligent employee, you’re the one who gets blamed for a fuck up and sacked. On and on.

I worked in the building trade. There was a rule, ‘Don’t bring your home problems to work’. Nobody wanted to hear constant whining and complaining about your wretched domestic life. It ruined morale. Every video Seaman has made, has had him complaining that he is persecuted. McPherson is the same. Complaining about what a raw deal he’s had. It’s pathetic.

If you are a warrior, or aspire to be one, start off expecting the very worst. That you will have a horrible time and not survive. Get over it. The world is not fair. Really nice good people die in stupid car accidents. Very unpleasant wicked people get lucky breaks. If you are going to fight, physically or virtually, people are going to be focussed on hurting you, on injuring you. If you don’t expect that, if you are not prepared, then you are an idiot. Anybody who takes a stand, anybody who sticks their head above the parapet, will get rocks thrown at them by people who HATE them.

It has always been so, ever since Socrates was forced to drink Hemlock, and before.

This latest polarisation between so called right and left, that has come about since Brexit and since Donald Trump, is not going to get any better. Nobody even wants to hear the opposing view for a reasonable discussion with the aim of reconciliation. Both sides want to overwhelm and destroy their enemies.

The right hate and despise what the left have done and what they seek to achieve, and vice versa. I have changed sides in this battle. I used to want people to get along and try to establish a harmonious soceity, in so far as this is ever possible. There’s always going to be differing views and strife, but I used to think that moderation and tolerance could hold us all together.

But what has happened, as I see it, is that the left (Obama, Blair, then Cameron) have lied to try and cover up the problems. Same thing we see in Sweden and Germany. Kind of pretending there is no problem if nobody is allowed to talk about it.

So called ‘Holocaust denial’ is probably the best example. Because the people in power have been afraid of any repetition of a far right movement rising up, they’ve tried to suppress all discussion of anything they deemed sensitive, by crude threats of legal action and imprisonment. This has never worked, historically. Thatcher tried it, by banning Gerry Adams ‘the oxygen of publicity’ by appearing on TV. The result was actors speaking the lines that Adams had said.

And because this crude response is such an insult to freedom of speech and honesty in research of history, it infuriates many people who become even more determined to get their way. So even if the motive was well-intended, the result is counter productive. Everybody is sick of being lied to and deceived. As George Webb says often, the best disinfectant is sunlight. Open the cupboards, get the skeletons out or else show that there never were any skeletons.

Every single instance of child sexual abuse scandals in UK (and elsewhere), decade after decade, has been covered up. Investigations have been rigged and then aborted.

People have been murdered to shut them up, to protect these dreadful crimes so that they could continue.

This is why I’ve changed sides. The left, liberals, ‘progressives’, simply do not care about the horrors and suffering that is inflicted, just so long as they can continue to pursue their own aims, which have become increasingly absurd. Best example is the 70 or something ‘new genders’ all requiring new language use and new toilet facilities, etc, and the pressure to normalise paedophilia and bestiality.

Seems to me, looking at social mores, there is very strict, harsh discipline, at one end of the spectrum, and decadence, depravity, and degradation, at the other. It’s illustrated in Golding’s Lord of the Flies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Flies

There’s sort of self-reinforcing feedbacks, as in pop music, that each iteration has to be more shocking and extreme than the previous, in the efforts to attract public attention and exploit the market. It becomes a hideous escalation of the nastiest and most disgusting aspects of human nature.

If you object and  do not approve of this slide down the slope into a cesspit of deranged and debased foulness, then you get slandered and attacked by the familiar mindless vacuous terms, for being ‘racist’, ‘islamophobic’, ‘anti-semitic’, ‘fascist’, etc, etc. These insults have no intellectual weight, they are the adult versions of the yells of resentment from kindergarten monkey brats who don’t want the teacher stopping their excesses.

I’m very familiar with the urge to challenge authority. I’m sure that challenging authority is fully justified and necessary if there are serious grievances that need to be remedied. I like my liberty, to do as I please, so long as I’m not infringing on some other person’s rights to do likewise. But there’s a difference between liberty and licentiousness.

I have my rights, to pursue my affairs without anyone interfering, but what happens when the guy living next door is torturing kidnapped kids to death ? Are you going to intervene in his liberty ? Or will you appeal to some authority, to intervene on your behalf ?

If you want ‘an authority’, then you have to set one up, vigilantes, or militia, or police, and that means you have to pay taxes, to pay the costs of those guys, and then you’ll need a court to settle the judgements and decide what’s appropriate to do, and next thing, you’ve got a government and a treasury and bureaucracies to administer and store all the paperwork, etc, etc.

We humans had this problem arise thousands of years ago, and we came to various solutions. In Britain, we arrived at more or less satisfactory formulae for dealing with these kinds of dilemmas. It’s taken centuries of mistakes and messiness. It’s still far from perfect, but it can easily deteriorate into something very much worse.

The anarchists want to tear down the authorities that exist. They don’t care about the trafficked kids or the forced prostitution, I’ve never read any mention of how they intend to solve those appalling problems. They want to deny the right of anyone to organise a disciplined moral administration that imposes rules.

Ian Welsh, who is excellent at analysing our contemporary social and political dilemmas, want the exercise of kindness to be paramount. But this simply does not work, it’s a utopian ideal. I’m not suggesting that I am in favour of ‘unkindness’. But if you read the (possibly apocryphal) stories as to how the Shaolin martial arts originated, they often trace back to Bodhidharma.

Bodhidharma was a fully enlightened carrier of the Buddha’s teachings. He is said to have taken them from India to China, and set up a monastery to train monks and nuns. But then, the very gentle and holy monks and nuns kept getting robbed and murdered by savage brigands. Much the same story as the wild Vikings pillaging the Christian monasteries and churches around the British Isles, murdering and looting and carrying off slaves.

So Bodhidharma invented the fighting arts and taught his pupils how to defend themselves. The use of violence in self-defence was never in the original buddhist teachings. It was taken up reluctantly, because of the circumstances. If everyone was honest, moral, followed high ethical standards, then there would be no need for police or self-defence skills, all we’d need would be mutual kindness.

But this has NEVER been the case, and never will be. Monkey children have to be taught, socialised, brought to an understanding of acceptable behaviour. And there will always be those who have no moral compass, no self control, and those who wilfully pursue ugly aims and commit atrocities. We have to be pragmatic, not utopian.

As things stand now, I am 100% pessimistic about the future, but I want to mitigate and minimise the suffering that is to come. This means the rigorous application of law, order, and justice. Let’s try to eradicate the very worst obscenities and criminals.

I think human cultures have a somewhat arbitrary element to them, it’s hard to make a value judgement, and state that some aspect of one is superior to that of another, but I think our culture, being British, so to speak, as an amalgam of English, Welsh, Cornish, Scottish, Irish and other influences, has worked fairly well in many respects, to maximise individual freedoms and provide a host of common benefits. I’m not overlooking all the ghastliness of colonialism, the iniquities and cruelty.

Isn’t it interesting, that the French speak a related but very different language, they eat horses, snails, frogs, and these things are repulsive to the British, only twenty or thirty miles away across the Channel, and these two cultures retained their identities for the last thousand years, despite proximity and invasions.

I’m of the baby boom, hippy, generation, and the sixties were an immense cultural upheaval, no doubt. Some things, in my estimation, have been improved, lots of things have been tried. What I see now, is that what we have is no longer working, it’s a recipe for disaster. The ‘We, The People’ feel it, which is why we have Brexit.

But there’s almost half the population who don’t feel it, they want to carry on as before, following a different vision.

What if we were being colonised by the Carthaginians, rather than Moslems and others ? Would that be acceptable ? Or would people fight to retain control of their own culture and values ? ‘We are the people who live here, this is what we want, and that is what we reject’.

Dr Josephine Quinn of Oxford University’s Faculty of Classics, an author of the paper, said: ‘It’s becoming increasingly clear that the stories about Carthaginian child sacrifice are true. This is something the Romans and Greeks said the Carthaginians did and it was part of the popular history of Carthage in the 18th and 19th centuries.

‘But in the 20th century, people increasingly took the view that this was racist propaganda on the part of the Greeks and Romans against their political enemy, and that Carthage should be saved from this terrible slander.

‘What we are saying now is that the archaeological, literary, and documentary evidence for child sacrifice is overwhelming and that instead of dismissing it out of hand, we should try to understand it.’

https://phys.org/news/2014-01-ancient-carthaginians-sacrifice-children.html

 


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112 Responses to Spirit of Place, Fairies, David Seaman, Carthaginians, Pedogate

  1. ulvfugl says:

    The significance of signing ceremony was illustrated by the fact that it was attended by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. As reported, the agreement «provides for procurement, development and partial manufacturing of advanced air, land and naval equipment to serve the requirements of the UAE armed forces».

    According to The National Interest, «More troubling for the United States, the deal is an indication that the UAE—a long-time U.S. ally—is drifting into Moscow’s orbit».

    drifting ? It has lept.

    On the other hand, Russia was going to build most of the BRICS and the Saudis some nuclear power stations. These contracts don’t mean very much until the job has been done. The CIA and Rothschilds have effectively wrecked BRICS, seems to me.

    According to Mr. Chemezov, work on the fifth generation joint light fighter is to start as early as 2018. The aircraft is expected to be a variation of the MiG-29 fighter jet. The future warplane proposed by Russia would be built in the UAE »full cycle» following completion of design work and the production of test aircraft. The memorandum of understanding between Russia and the UAE to jointly develop the fighter aircraft follows a similar fighter jet collaboration deal agreed between Russia and India last year.

    The Su-35 is a multifunctional 4++ generation fighter, employing fifth-generation combat avionics. The one seater two-engine high-wing aircraft features a retractable tricycle-type landing gear and nose gear strut. Equipped with AL-41F1S turbojet engines with an afterburner and a controlled thrust vector, it is capable of «pivot turning» and deceiving enemy missiles.

    The plane boasts a maximum speed of 2,400 km/h. Its maximum flying range is 3,600 km without external fuel tanks and 4,500 km with external fuel tanks. The service ceiling is 20,000 meters. The specifications allow it to easily outrun every Western fighter.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-01/russia-uae-sign-breakthrough-military-deal

    Hahaha, but I thought Russia was a Third World failed state populated by alcoholics ? According to Colorado Bob on Scribbler’s blog.

    The aircraft is also equipped with «Khibiny-M» – a state-of-the-art electronic warfare equipment, which includes a radar warning system, radar jammer, co-operative radar jamming system, missile approach warner, laser warner and chaff and flare dispenser. A relatively small container in the shape of a torpedo is mounted on the wingtips of the aircraft to make the jets invulnerable to all modern means of defense and enemy fighters.

    Allen_H Mar 1, 2017 5:39 AM
    The F-22 is a steaming pile of shit, why do you think they made so few, they are constantly being repaired and worked on. Their flight to maintenece ratio is off the chart, Russian craft will be flying around constantly while these pieces of shit will be hanger queens like the F-35 Steaming Shit Mark II.

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    sinbad2 Allen_H Mar 1, 2017 5:58 AM
    The F22 is one of the best fighters available, but yes the maintenance requirements make it impractical in a real war situation.

    On Youtube, you can watch a dogfight between a Rafale and an F22, the Rafale takes out the F22.

    The US should buy Rafale’s, save a lot of money, and get a better plane.

    They could rename it the F100, or something to preserve national pride.

  2. ulvfugl says:

    Scientists say the disintegration of ice shelves contributes to rising global sea levels. How so?

    Ice shelves act as buttresses to keep glaciers from flowing into the ocean. Sea levels rise when the ice in a glacier that is still on land accelerates into the ocean. The glacier then will lose ice to the ocean, and that transfer of ice mass displaces ocean water and sea levels rise.

    Sea level rise has the potential to be the most expensive consequence of global climate change. Many of the world’s largest cities grew in coastal environments because the nearby ocean facilitated transportation (shipping) and provided food (fishing). Sea level has not changed much in the past several thousand years, so it made sense to invest in infrastructure close to the water to facilitate the loading and unloading of ships.

    If sea levels rise too much, however, cities like New York, Mumbai, Shanghai, and of course Boston will no longer be in an ideal location. They could experience flooding during storms and perhaps even during twice-daily high tides. At first this will be an inconvenience, but as sea level rise becomes more dramatic, we will be faced with difficult decisions about whether to build sea defenses to protect the land from being flooded or to abandon certain areas to the rising waters.

    How might we stop the processes that create these rifts?

    Calving is an inevitable consequence of glaciers flowing into oceans. There are probably giga-technologies (very large-scale engineering processes; the extreme opposite of nanotechnologies) that could close the rift that has formed in Larsen C and suture the loose piece back onto the glacier, but I don’t think that would be a good allocation of resources. That ice is already in the ocean, and the calving event itself does not cause sea level rise until the land-based glacier accelerates into the ocean.

    The long-term solution is to stabilize the Earth’s climate so that glaciers don’t continue to melt, thin, and accelerate into the ocean. The obvious place to start would be to reduce the amount of fossil fuels that are used in the global economy. The alternatives, including solar panels and wind turbines, are being improved all the time. Innovative research could yield a kind of energy revolution that permits us to transition away from fossil fuels entirely.

    There are also a wide range of geoengineering options to manage the Earth’s climate at the global scale. These include inducing reflective clouds in the atmosphere, fertilizing the ocean with iron so that algae growth absorbs excess carbon dioxide from the oceans and atmosphere, and mirrors in space to reflect incoming sunlight. Some of these methods will be more effective than others, but all are experimental, and all will have unintended and potentially negative consequences.

    Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-02-giant-antarctic-ice-shelf.html#jCp

  3. ulvfugl says:

    Public information film unseen for years shows Shell had clear grasp of global warming 26 years ago but has not acted accordingly since, say critics
    Film warned of climate change ‘at rate faster than at any time since end of the ice age’

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/28/shell-knew-oil-giants-1991-film-warned-climate-change-danger

  4. ulvfugl says:

  5. ulvfugl says:

    I don’t make any commision money. My hamster wheel is broken, could somebody fund it? Here is my Patreon. Thank you fans, I mean friends.

    Anyone that is tired of Mr. Semen’s trickery. Follow these channels instead; George Webb: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrQ-wHKVi0JDWjQGcuoYnew (this guy sources everything and asks for nothing, goes incredibly deep into the investigation, I suggest start from day 80 and work your way up to the current date)

    Also follow; Honeybee: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBvKlVzDz3611dvHHo_wGlA (she also does a kick ass job of making huge connections that cannot and should not be ignored, she also doesn’t ask for money) These 2 channels actually care about helping children without seeking to gain from it like the fucking media whore that David’s Semen is. If anyone has more credible channels please comment and link them.

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    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1685688

  6. ulvfugl says:

    John Robb does not understand how it works. That is NOT carbon sequestration. For it to be sequestration the carbon has to be taken out of the system and locked away somewhere. As in for millions of years as some geological formation. Trees take up CO2 and then release it again, when the leaves fall or the wood decays. That’s not sequestering the CO2.

    You can increase the amount of atmospheric carbon held by trees, if you increase the forests, (or stop clearing forests) but what you really want to do, is to remove the carbon equivalent to the coal and oil fossil carbon that has already been put into the atmosphere. That’s a very large quantity. Small gestures may help to slow the change. A lot of carbon could be sequestered into soil, as in biochar and terra preta, which provides additional benefits. But the scale needs to be vast, I don’t see it happening. I seem to recall that Mae Wan Ho said that the numbers don’t work, to fix that amount of carbon into char will reduce the O2 levels in the atmosphere. But I have not been keeping up with the latest research.

    With Trump and many others rejecting the whole concept of AGW, nothing significant is going to get done, and imo, it’s already too late anyway.
    So we get to watch the resulting climate chaos and collapse.

    If you follow the analysis, as per McPherson et al, there’s nothing that can be done anyway. Because to ‘save’ the biosphere will require the collapse and ending of industrial civilisation, and return to much simpler and basic ecofriendly lifeways (if anyone happened to survive) and it’s obvious that people are not willing or don’t have the power, to end industrial civilisation. It’s not a realistic option.

    So we are going to become extinct. Sooner or later. Techno-utopian optimists, Musk, Gupta, believe that their way forward makes sense. For me, it’s dystopian horror.

    Whatever your position, it’s an awesome spectacle to observe.

  7. ulvfugl says:

    Syria – Erdogan’s Lost Bet – Trump Likely To Follow A Cautious Strategy

    The last Syria thread noted:

    South of Al-Bab the Syrian army is moving towards the Euphrates. It will cut off the Turkish forces path to Raqqa and Manbij.
    That move concluded. The Turkish invasion forces are now blocked from moving further south. They would have to fight the Syrian army and their Russian allies to move directly onto Raqqa. They would have to fight the Syrian-Kurdish YPG and its U.S. allies to move further east.

    For the first time since the start of the war the supply lines between Turkey and the Islamic State are cut off!

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/03/syria-trump-likely-to-follow-a-cautious-strategy.html

  8. ulvfugl says:

    NATO Fracturing at Manbij? US Reinforces Manbij to Defend From Turkish Attack??
    Necessary background since most people still believe Turkey & US are lovers. They aren’t. Turkey is the betrayed party in the tryst the US is having with Kurdish terrorists. Though Turkey has tried to win back US affection. The US has repelled Turkey in favour of it’s new love… (simplistic breakdown)

    http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/nato-fracturing-at-manbij-us-reinforces.html?m=0

  9. ulvfugl says:

    Pundita said…
    Turkey-US badminton match.

    1) 2/28: Turkey’s Move Against Kurds in Manbij to Impact Coalition Campaign – Commander

    Turkish military move against the Kurdish forces in the Syrian city of Manbij could interfere with the US-led coalition campaign against [Islamic State], US Central Command head Gen. Joseph Votel said on Tuesday.

    Earlier in the day, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country’s armed forces would advance toward Manbij after completing operation in al-Bab. […]

    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201702281051121146-turkey-kurds-manbij-coalition/

    2) 3/1: US Sets Up Military Base in Syrian Manbij to ‘Defend It From Turkish Attack’

    A high-ranking representative of the Syrian Democratic Forces, who wished not to disclose his name, has told Sputnik Turkiye that the US is “taking all necessary measures” to defend the Syrian city of Manbij from an attack by the Turkish military. It has set up a military base in the city and hung up its flag as a “warning sign” to Ankara. […]

    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201703011051156732-us-syria-manbij-base/

    3) Turkey to Kick US Out of Incirlik Airbase if Washington Teams Up With Kurds

    Ankara could forbid Washington from using its Incirlik airbase if the United States cooperates with the Kurdish forces, such as the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Popular Defense Units (YPG).

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Yeni Safak newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing own sources, that Ankara could end the permission in case of the cooperation between Washington and the Kurds during operations against the Daesh terrorist group in the area of Raqqa.

    The newspaper added that Ankara was also considering the possibility to close the country’s airspace for US aircraft. […]

    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201703011051152582-turkey-us-incirlik-kurds/

    Birdie now on U.S. side of net. No wait:

    Syrian Army to Secure Eastern Aleppo against Threats Posed by ISIL, Turkey, Ankara-Backed Militants
    3/1, FARS:

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army plans to tighten security measures across the regions stretching from East Aleppo to the Kurdish populated territories in Afrin Canton to block any possible advance by either the ISIL or the Turkish soldiers and their allied militants fighting for the Ankara-backed Euphrates Shield Operation, a top placed military source revealed on Wednesday.

    The source said that the Syrian Army intends to carry out a clean-up operation in the towns of Jubb al-Sultan, al-Za’aroureh, Jubb al-Homam and Jubb al-Khafa and the villages South of Manbij to strengthen its lines of defense along the strip that stretches to the Kurdish-held region in Northeastern Aleppo in order to prevent any effort by the ISIL terrorists to bypass the government-held regions.

    The Syrian forces have liberated several towns South of Manbij in the last few days and blocked any further advances of the Turkish army and Ankara-backed militants towards Manbij, reconnecting Eastern Aleppo to its Northeastern parts after five years.

    The army also advanced against ISIL in Eastern Aleppo and cut off pathway of Ankara-backed militants to Raqqa.

    A source in the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) confirmed on Tuesday that the Syrian army troops continued their advances against the ISIL in Eastern Aleppo and deployed forces close to the town of Manbij, blocking the Turkey-backed militants move towards Raqqa province.

    The source said that the Syrian Army soldiers reached SDF-controlled regions near Manbij so no pathway remained open to the Turkey-led Euphrates Shield Operation forces to go to Raqqa province.

    The source underscored that the SDF would continue the Euphrates Rage Operation and would advance towards Raqqa; “hence they would also be able to block the Raqqa-al-Bab road and the al-Bab-al-Tabaqa road to Ankara-backed militants.

    The sources further added that with the arrival of the Syrian Army in regions near Manbij, the road connecting regions controlled by the Kurds to the Afrin Canton in Northern Aleppo was reopened and Manbij was once again connected to Ein al-Arab (Kobani) [END REPORT]

    http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951211000569

    Now wait just one cotton-pickin minute here. If the SAA has cut off Turkey moves toward Manbij, why is US prancing around Manbij putting up a military base and deploying “heavy weaponry and armored tanks” to protect the city from Turkey?

    i thought I was watching a game of badminton. I want my money back.
    Reply 01 March 2017 at 09:12 AM

    mike said in reply to Pundita…
    Pundita –

    SAA has NOT cut off Turkish moves towards Manbij. As your FARS news story mentions: “Syrian forces have liberated several towns South of Manbij…”

    So Turks or their salafist proxies could go at Manbij from both the north and the west. They already shelled several MMC/SDF controlled villages to the west of Manbij.

    Reply 01 March 2017 at 10:53 AM

    mike said in reply to mike…
    Correction – Gorhiko, Holash, Khalida villages, NOT Mustariha and Jadida.

    Reply 01 March 2017 at 11:05 AM

    mike said in reply to Pundita…
    PS – Turk proxies are also attacking villages South of Manbij at the villages of Jadida and Mustariha. So there is apparently not much beef to the theory of FARS news.
    http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/010320171

    Reply 01 March 2017 at 11:03 AM

    Pundita said…
    Mike — You cut off FARS mid-sentence. To repeat the entire sentence (emphasis mine):

    “The Syrian forces have liberated several towns South of Manbij in the last few days AND blocked ANY further advances of the Turkish army and Ankara-backed militants towards Manbij, reconnecting Eastern Aleppo to its Northeastern parts after five years.”

    If you want to dispute the assertion, okay, but this is not a “theory” as you term it; it’s a claim, an assertion. However, I’d need a little more than your say-so because FARS sources are on the ground, embedded with SAA forces.

    Now if the FARS claim is correct, it’s possible that the US moved into Manbij to protect it from Turkish assault before they realized the SAA were capable of blocking Kurdish forces from Manbij.

    If that’s the case, it suggests to me that the US is not communicating well if at all with the SAA/Russia — or that SAA trusts the US so little they are not forthcoming about their moves and have asked the Russians to keep quiet. Either way, the bad guys would be profiting from the confusion.

    But assume for the sake of discussion that you’re right. This puts me back watching a badminton game, with an increasingly desperate Turkey batting a birdie around. Where are the rest of our dear NATO allies on hearing the threat to boot them from Incirlik, I wonder.

    A word about the source you quoted: It says in Wikipedia: “Rudaw Media Network has been banned in Syrian Kurdistan due to its partisan news.[5][6] US Department of State has described Rudaw Media Network as KDP-affiliated outlet.”

    Of course this doesn’t necessarily mean Rudaw isn’t a reliable source, but I tend to put a little more stock in FARS because its stake in the outcome of the war is even greater, I think, than the Kurdish one — and certainly that’s the case regarding the financial investment. And FARS can’t tell too many whoppers or the site will lose its propaganda value.

    Reply 01 March 2017 at 12:22 PM

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/02/east-of-aleppo-ttg.html?cid=6a00d8341c72e153ef01b8d265cfed970c#comment-6a00d8341c72e153ef01b8d265cfed970c

  10. ulvfugl says:

    Eric Newhill said…
    Truly magnificent. Very unifying. Lots of strong leadership. Reinforced my pride in being an American – not just the ideas and emotional chords in the speech, but the behavior of the opposition.

    I am glad the Ds didn’t act out as anticipated. There is hope for the republic.

    Reply 28 February 2017 at 10:48 PM

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/02/httpwwwvoxcom201722814760996trump-speech-congress-time-live-stream-online.html?cid=6a00d8341c72e153ef01b7c8db7ada970b#comment-6a00d8341c72e153ef01b7c8db7ada970b

    makelovenotwar said…

    It is time that we, as professional military officers, accept the fact that we lost the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Objective analysis of the U.S. military’s effectiveness in these wars can only conclude that we were unable to translate tactical victory into operational and strategic success.1 As military professionals, it is not sufficient to offload the responsibility for these failures, at least in their entirety, to decision makers in Washington or in perceived lack of support from other governmental agencies. We must divorce ourselves from the notion that criticism of our performance is an indictment or devaluation of the sacrifices our Marines made on the battlefield.

    Like many of you, I lost Marines in the “Long War” as well. It has taken several years of personal struggle to arrive at the conclusions I am writing now. What makes this necessary, however, is that if you accept the objective, yet repulsive, fact that our Marines died on the losing side of our most recent wars, you cannot then accept that the status quo of the Marine Corps, and the larger defense establishment, is in an acceptable state of affairs. This is further compounded by future forecasts of conflicts with adversaries that are beginning to look like more like peers despite the self-aggrandizing “near-peer” label we assign them.2 We allow ourselves to look at our impressive defense budget and expensive systems and throw around hyperbole about the United States having the greatest military in the world. How, then, have we been bested by malnourished and undereducated men with antiquated and improvised weaponry whilst spending trillions of dollars in national treasure and costing the lives of thousands of servicemen and hundreds of thousands of civilians? Judging military capability by the metric of defense expenditures is a false equivalency.

    All that matters are raw, quantifiable capabilities and measures of effectiveness. For example: a multi-billion dollar aircraft carrier that can be bested by a few million dollars in the form of a swarming missile barrage or a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capable of rendering its flight deck unusable does not retain its dollar value in real terms. Neither does the M1A1 tank, which is defeated by $20 worth of household items and scrap metal rendered into an explosively-formed projectile. The Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization has a library full of examples like these, and that is without touching the weaponized return on investment in terms of industrial output and capability development currently being employed by our conventional adversaries.

    Reply 01 March 2017 at 10:12 AM

  11. ulvfugl says:

    Earlier this month, we all heard the news that the Oroville Dam was damaged, and that thousands of residents living in its shadow would have to be evacuated. Fortunately the dam held, and the residents of Oroville were able to return to their homes. For the most part the story has since faded from the news. However, the damage remains.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-01/dramatic-aerial-footage-shows-what-oroville-dam-looks-now

    A century or so ago, a newspaper reporter would have had to go there, to the site, write a report on paper, dispatch it by post, or later, via morse code down telegraph lines, to be published in a printed form, and then dispatched and distributed, so maybe we’d hear about it in London some days later, and have to imagine what it was like. By the time people like me would hear ‘the news’, in Deep Wales, it was already history.

    Now we have this. Communication is almost instant, and we can fly like a bird over the actual site. This is miraculous technology. FWIW.

    And yet, it seems that all that costly damage occurred because someone failed in their duty to repair a small pothole. Which then got bigger. Also some query as to why there is no reinforcing steel in that concrete.

  12. ulvfugl says:

    After watching the speech 69% of viewers thought President Trump’s policies will move the country forward.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/03/boom-speech-69-americans-say-trumps-policies-will-move-america-forward/

    We are human beings. We respond, emotionally, to good rhetoric and we like having morale raised, and feeling proud of what we are a part of. This is what Trump needed to do, and what he understands. Nothing can be achieved until the people feel better and enthusiastic.

    This is what McPherson and the scientists have never been able to grasp. Humans are not machines, meat robots, same as animals and birds are not Cartesian automata.

    The religion of ‘scientism’ wants to ignore all this ‘nature’ and rule by rationality, reason, logic, and theories. It does not work. That’s what Bernays taught 100 years ago. It’s why the corporations and advertising won, over intellectual analysis. Scientists are essentially very stupid people. They get indoctrinated to be that way. I mean, many of them still do not recognise what all ‘ordinary folk’ take to be self-evident, that dogs have feelings and intelligence. Because they have lost that ability to see the obvious. It has to be proven, by some mathematical shenanigans, before they can accept it, and incorporate it into their worldview, their mental model, which, for them, is more ‘real’ than reality.

    Trump knows how to converse with ordinary common people. That’s wonderful. The educated classes despise the ordinary common people. They presume that they are superior. That’s ugly and stupid. They deserve to lose. They believe they are entitled to privileges because they are somehow ‘better’, and that for the Deplorables to have a say is ‘Populism’, a derogatory term for true democratic representation.

  13. ulvfugl says:

    The slow user growth along with its increasing deficit has made Twitter a difficult sell to potential buyers. Twitter reported its accumulated deficit grew to $2.55 billion last year, up from $2.09 billion the year before. The company’s revenue, meanwhile, has only grown by $300 million in the same amount of time, going from $2.22 billion in 2015 to $2.53 billion last year.

    http://www.geekwire.com/2017/twitter-focus-live-video-losing-400m-2016/

    Gab is better.

  14. ulvfugl says:

    I’d say that there is an important and significant distinction to be made between patriotism and nationalism.

    I think that ‘attachment to place’, (as mentioned in the piece at the header of this blog post) is vital, essential for a healthy soceity.

  15. ulvfugl says:

    According to the ‘scientific’ Western paradigm, this is all ‘totally impossible’.

    I posted about this guy years ago. But it makes no difference. The people indoctrinated in materialism and scientism, who claim to want a worldview ‘based on evidence’ simply ignore and deny any evidence that does not fit into their preconceptions.

  16. ulvfugl says:

    Thanks to morons like Khan, the Mayor of London, who does not comprehend the difference between loving your country and local people and their culture, and not wanting to have Shariah Law imposed with all the delights of Female Genital Mutilation, death by stoning, child brides, ‘honour’ killings, etc, etc.

  17. ulvfugl says:

    There is a place that humanity has created where the rules of society mean nothing. This place is a void of laws and social norms. The scariest thing, is that there is a doorway to this dark place in every home, in some cases we carry this doorway with us day after day. It’s a place called The Dark Net. In this episode we’re joined by Jamie Bartlett to discuss this dark and sinister place, along with the human psychology that created it and makes it particularly nefarious. We also touch on the stories of William Francis Melchert-Dinkel who tricked a young girl into committing suicide for his own sick sense of entertainment. Mitchell Henderson, who was a young boy constantly bullied and ended up commiting suicide, but even in death he found no solace as an endless barage of trolls relentlessly mocked him and his grieving parents. We also talk about the extraordinarily disturbing case of Peter Scully, who’s business enterprise No Limits Fun created such despicable works such as DAFU Love and Daisy’s Destruction.

    http://pca.st/baa5

    It’s like the modern techno version of Hell, where the diabolical entities gather.

  18. ulvfugl says:

    Last year, eight members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued a demand that their staffers be granted access to top secret classified information.

    The signatories to the letter were Andre Carson, Luis Guiterez, Jim Himes, Terri Sewell, Jackie Speier, Mike Quigley, Eric Swalwell and Patrick Murphy. All the signatories were Democrats. Some had a history of attempting to undermine national security.

    Two of them have been linked to an emerging security breach.

    The office of Andre Carson, the second Muslim in Congress, had employed Imran Awan. As did the offices of Jackie Speier and Debbie Wasserman Schultz; to whom the letter had been addressed.

    Imran Awan and his two brothers, Jamal and Abid, are at the center of an investigation that deals with, among other things, allegations of illegal access. They have been barred from the House of Representatives network.

    A member of Congress expressed concern that, “they may have stolen data from us.”

    All three of the Pakistani brothers had been employed by Democrats. The offices that employed them included HPSCI minority members Speier, Carson and Joaquín Castro. Congressman Castro, who also sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, utilized the services of Jamal Moiz Awan. Speier and Carson’s offices utilized Imran Awan.

    Abid A. Awan was employed by Lois Frankel and Ted Lieu: members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Also on the committee is Castro. As is Robin Kelly whose office employed Jamal Awan. Lieu also sits on the subcommittees on National Security and Information Technology of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

    Tammy Duckworth’s office had also employed Abid. Before Duckworth successfully played on the sympathy of voters to become Senator Tammy Duckworth, she had been on the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces of the Armed Services Committee.

    Gwen Graham, who had also been on the Armed Services Committee and on the Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee, had employed Jamal Awan. Jamal was also employed by Cedric Richmond’s office. Richmond sits on the Committee on Homeland Security and on its Terrorism and Cybersecurity subcommittee. He is a ranking member of the latter subcommittee. Also employing Jamal was Mark Takano of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

    Imran had worked for the office of John Sarbanes who sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee that oversees, among other things, the nuclear industry. Other members of the Committee employing the brothers included Yvette Clarke, who also sits on the Bipartisan Encryption Working Group, Diana DeGette, Dave Loebsack and Tony Cardenas.

    But finally there’s Andre Carson.

    Carson is the second Muslim in Congress and the first Muslim on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and, more critically, is the ranking member on its Emerging Threats Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture Subcommittee.

    The Emerging Threats Subcommittee, of which Carson is a ranking member, is responsible for much of counterterrorism oversight. It is the worst possible place for a man with Carson’s credentials.

    Carson had inherited his grandmother’s seat and exploited it to promote a radical Islamist agenda. He has interfaced with a laundry list of Islamist groups from CAIR to ISNA to ICNA to MPAC. Islamists have funded Carson’s career to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. The Center for Security Policy has put together a dossier of Carson’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood is the parent organization of many key Islamic terror groups posing a threat to our national security including Al Qaeda and Hamas.

    Andre Carson shared the stage at a CAIR banquet with Sirraj Wahaj: an unindicted co-conspirator in the World Trade Center bombing who had once declared,” You don’t get involved in politics because it’s the American thing to do. You get involved in politics because politics are a weapon to use in the cause of Islam.” CAIR itself had been named an unindicted co-conspirator in terror finance.

    Carson had praised Tariq Ramadan who had been barred from this country for funding Islamic terrorists. And the Muslim politician was a co-sponsor of the Free Syria Act which attempted to aid Islamist Jihadists in Syria linked to the Muslim Brotherhood such as the Free Syrian Army.

    The presence of Andre Carson on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Emerging Threats Subcommittee has always been extremely controversial. But this latest breach involving Democrats on this committee and on other key national security committees raises serious questions about the scale and magnitude of the real problem caused by a compromised congress.

    While Carson and other HPSCI Democrats had been demanding security clearance for their staffers, three Pakistani Muslims working for them appear to have compromised security to an unknown degree.

    Why were the Awan brothers, one of whom had a criminal record, even allowed to work in such a sensitive position? How did the personnel suspected in this case pass background checks? And was any classified information compromised as a result of these alleged breaches?

    These questions and more must be asked and answered. But they are only the first of many questions.

    When the Democrats are so contemptuous of our national security that they put forward Andre Carson, a politician who has appeared at Islamist events and praised radicals and extremists, to such a sensitive position, it is not surprising that they are equally willing to hire walking security risks.

    The most obvious lesson here is that security must be tightened. If Democrats refuse to take their responsibilities seriously, then President Trump must do it for them. Until the Awan case is resolved, those Democrats who employed them must have their access to classified material restricted.

    Under no circumstances may the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence members who employed the Awan brothers be permitted to allow their staffers to gain access to classified material.

    And Andre Carson must be forced to choose between his Islamist ties and his membership in the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Emerging Threats Subcommittee. No one should be allowed to have a foot in both the pro-terrorist and the counter-terrorist spheres of our society.

    Congressional Republicans must take the lead in cleaning house. If they cannot do so, President Trump must step in. At stake are the security of our nation and the safety of our troops. The Democrats may have abandoned their responsibility to our brave men and women, from the battlefield to the VA, but those elected officials who still believe that their sacrifices matter cannot remain silent.

    The swamp that allowed Andre Carson and the Awan brothers inappropriate access must be drained.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265729/muslim-brotherhood-security-breach-congress-daniel-greenfield

  19. ulvfugl says:

    Macron attracts eggs. Probably just another controlled CIA/Rothschild stooge.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-01/french-protester-attacks-presidential-frontrunner-macrons-egg

  20. ulvfugl says:

    From wht I can gather, Ukrainian nationalists from Kiev are trying to block coal trains from the Donbass. This means no money for the coal producers in Donbass, but it also means no coal for the power stations in Ukraine, so the Kiev authorities are probably opposed to having the trains blocked. Which is why an armed soldier appears to disperse the fight between the factions here.

  21. ulvfugl says:

    Iceland ??!!

  22. ulvfugl says:

    Corsica..

    An ancient sanctuary dedicated to the god Mithra was excavated in Lucciana on east coast of Corsica. The site was excavated by France’s National Institute for Preventative Archaeology (INRAP) in advance of roadwork planned in the neighborhood. This is the first ever sanctuary discovered on the French island.

    http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/mysterious-sanctuary-linked-mithraism-found-french-island-007631?nopaging=1

  23. ulvfugl says:

    Culture..

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    Philosophy… (?)

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    Maya..

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    The pendant is remarkable for being the second largest Maya jade found in Belize to date, said Braswell, a professor in the Department of Anthropology at UC San Diego. The pendant measures 7.4 inches wide, 4.1 inches high and just 0.3 inches thick. Sawing it into this thin, flat form with string, fat and jade dust would have been a technical feat. But what makes the pendant even more remarkable, Braswell said, is that it’s the only one known to be inscribed with a historical text. Carved into the pendant’s back are 30 hieroglyphs about its first owner.
    “It literally speaks to us,” Braswell said. “The story it tells is a short but important one.”

    Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-02-largest-maya-jade-belize-unique.html#jCp

    I wonder if it predicts anything about a Great White King With Moustache named McPherson ? Naah, that’s just silly.

  26. ulvfugl says:

    Eccentric gentleman with a vocation..

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    Where the daimon dwells: A chorography of the space between

    I will explore the liminality of performer and performance space, and their relationship in presencing the invisible reality – the other, sacred or daimonic.

    In his final extant letter, written on 24th February 1948, Artaud resolved to devote himself to:

    a theatre of blood
    a theatre which with each performance will have done something
    bodily to the one who performs as well as the one who comes to see others perform
    but actually
    the actors are not performing
    they are doing.
    The theatre is in reality the genesis of creation.

    Performance potentially generates a space for materialisation, for transformation and for the dissolving of boundaries. Movement itself engenders this transfigured space, and makes it visible to the eye and tangible to the senses. In this presentation I will trace the relation of this interstitial space with the dancing body, grounded in an aesthetics and kinetics of the interval. I will discuss the techniques of trance and transformation as a method of presencing the Other, in space and in the body; and chor(e)ography as an art of crossing the threshold, where the daimon dwells.

    Alkistis Dimech will giving an exclusive solo performance. She has written a short piece that contextualises her performance here:

    http://sabbaticdance.com/project/arax-scorning-bridges/

    Alkistis Dimech is a dancer/choreographer, whose practice is principally grounded in the ankoku butoh of Hijikata Tatsumi, a discipline/philosophy of dance that she has trained in and performed since 2002. Sabbatic dance is her progression of this ‘dance of darkness,’ a project exploring the intersection of the dancing, affective body, consciousness and practices associated with magic, witchcraft and shamanism. With Peter Grey she co-founded Scarlet Imprint in 2007. Her essays will be gathered in The Brazen Vessel later this year.

  28. ulvfugl says:

    There is a huge range of beliefs in buddhism, not one unified buddhism.

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    But if I don’t like this stuff, I’m called islamophobic, racist, nazi, blahblah. There’s plenty that is ugly and which I hate about British culture, American culture, Western culture, but there’s also plenty that is worse in others, with this kind of barbarous obscenity.

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    https://idraintheswamp.com/home/the-international-center-for-missing-exploited-children/

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    White Helmets’ Whole Existence Fraudulent; Oscar-Winning Film Fraud: US Analyst

    the Netflix producers have no way of independently verifying what they’ve been given. Clearly, they do not care whether its real or staged, because reality is not the objective of this bogus documentary, rather, the film’s purpose – despite the claims by its front persons Joanna Natasegara and Orlando Von Einsiedel – was to reinforce the US-led Coalition fake narrative on Syria which has never resembled the facts on the ground.”

    Posted by: virgile | Mar 1, 2017 11:25:19 AM | 95

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/02/open-thread-2017-08.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef01b8d265d1f9970c

    With the SAA cutting off ISIS access to Turkish supplies and recapturing Palmyra, one thing we must expect is that ISIS will commit more atrocities at a speed and intensity that can only be described as frenzied and sociopathic. The word “brutal” won’t even begin to describe the level of violence they are likely to carry out. There have been reports that ISIS is pressing children into military service and torturing and killing its own members (including women) suspected of desertion or trying to leave their territories. ISIS actions are likely to force the CIA and any other shadow agency (Mossad? MI6?) to show their hand in propping them up, in ways that will reveal more clearly how the West has been aiding anti-Assad forces since 2011.

    Posted by: Jen | Mar 1, 2017 3:32:07 PM | 21

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/03/syria-trump-likely-to-follow-a-cautious-strategy.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef01b7c8db8ba5970b

  38. ulvfugl says:

    Meanwhile, in Russia..

    The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport on Monday night.
    De Margerie’s death leaves a void at the top of one of the world’s biggest listed oil firms at a difficult time for the industry as oil prices fall and state-backed competitors keep them out of some of the best oil exploration territory.

    The collision occurred minutes before midnight Moscow time as de Margerie’s Dassault Falcon jet was taking off for Paris.

    Russia’s Investigative Committee said the driver of the snow plough had been drunk and that a criminal investigation had been launched. The plane’s three crew also died, said Total.

    http://www.cnbc.com/2014/10/20/total-sa-ceo-de-margerie-killed-in-plane-accident-tass.html

  39. ulvfugl says:

    Updating Conspiracy Theory: The Rise of Weaponised Narrative and Manipulation Via Social Networks

    http://www.dailygrail.com/Conspiranoia/2017/3/Updating-Conspiracy-Theory-The-Rise-Weaponised-Narrative-and-Manipulation-Social

    Weaponized narrative seeks to undermine an opponent’s civilization, identity, and will by generating complexity, confusion, and political and social schisms. It can be used tactically, as part of explicit military or geopolitical conflict; or strategically, as a way to reduce, neutralize, and defeat a civilization, state, or organization. Done well, it limits or even eliminates the need for armed force to achieve political and military aims.

    Information spread via twitter or other media becomes the new virtual bullets and bombs. Understand this, and aim at the bad guys.

    Well, then, who are the bad guys ? If you follow this blog and comments, you should be aware who I think they are.

  40. ulvfugl says:

    More ingots of orichalcum, the ancient metal that was purported to be mined at the mythical island of Atlantis, have emerged from the seas of Sicily.

    http://www.seeker.com/fabled-atlantis-metal-ingots-continue-to-emerge-from-the-seas-of-sicil-2290338231.html

  41. ulvfugl says:

    By the 1500s, not very many people had ventured up to the Arctic—no explorer would set foot on the Pole itself until 1909. This didn’t stop Mercator, who dug into some dicey sources to suss out what he should include. The most influential, called Inventio Fortunata (translation: “Fortunate Discoveries”) was a 14th-century travelogue written by an unknown source; in Mercator’s words, it traced the travels of “an English minor friar of Oxford” who traveled to Norway and then “pushed on further by magical arts.” This mysterious book gave Mercator the centerpiece of his map: a massive rock located exactly at the pole, which he labels Rupus Nigra et Altissima, or “Black, Very High Cliff.”

    http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/north-pole-map-mercator

  42. ulvfugl says:

    Near the Yana river basin, in a vast area of permafrost, there is a dramatic tadpole-shaped hole in the ground: the Batagaika crater.
    The crater is also known as a “megaslump” and it is the largest of its kind: almost 0.6 miles (1km) long and 282ft (86m) deep. But these figures will soon change, because it is growing quickly.
    Locals in the area avoid it, saying it is a “doorway to the underworld”. But for scientists, the site is of great interest.
    Looking at the layers exposed by the slump can give indications of how our world once looked – of past climates. At the same time, the acceleration of the growth gives an immediate insight into the impact of climate change on the increasingly fragile permafrost.

    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170223-in-siberia-there-is-a-huge-crater-and-it-is-getting-bigger

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    Wow !

    Published on 1 Mar 2017
    To get straight to the lawsuit threat, skip to: 8:52 Sorry for the low video quality. I’m getting hit with DOS attacks again and couldn’t get a normal quality video uploaded after several attempts. I had to reduce the quality way low to get this video to upload. Sorry about that.

    0:00 Child Trafficking Researchers End Up Dead
    1:21 David Seaman’s Meltdown
    2:20 Hackers Attack Me
    3:58 Tampering With My Car
    5:30 2016 Child Trafficking Investigation
    6:20 My Silsby Investigation Angers DC Elites
    7:54 The Maccoby Connection to Alefantis and Brock
    8:52 I’m Threatened with $5 MILLION Lawsuit
    9:10 Excerpts from the Legal Notice/Threat
    14:00 My Response to the Threat
    16:24 Defamation? Or Intimidation!
    17:05 What I Intend to Do in Response
    20:04 You Cannot Intimidate Me
    21:25 I Am in Consultation with the FBI Already
    21:50 If I “Mysteriously” Get Hurt

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    A month ago, three Muslim American brothers who managed office IT were barred from congressional computers (on suspicion that they accessed computers without permission). While many congressmen immediately relieved them of their duties, two House Democrats decided to delay the firing (until today) because their Muslim background, some with ties to Pakistan, could make them easy targets for false charges.

    As we previously reported, the three brothers (Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan) who managed office IT for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

    Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis. The two committees deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues, information and documents, including those related to the war on terrorism.

    The brothers are suspected of serious violations, including accessing members’ computer networks without their knowledge and stealing equipment from Congress.
    The three men are “shared employees,” meaning they are hired by multiple offices, which split their salaries and use them as needed for IT services. It is up to each member to fire them from working…

    While many congressmen did fire them immediately (and barred them from congressional systems), Politico reports that, one month after being barred from congressional systems, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) have finally fired the IT staff…

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-01/house-democrats-delayed-dismissal-it-staff-hackers-because-they-were-muslim-american

    The bottom line is simple – these House Democrats decided it was better to be at risk of hacking and extortion than to be accused of racism.

    And just for good measure, Politico reports that Awan has long-standing relationships with Meeks, Wasserman Schultz and Fudge. Meeks was one of the first lawmakers Awan worked for after coming to Capitol Hill in 2004. He joined Wasserman Schultz’s office in 2005 and started working for Fudge in 2008. In addition, Meeks and, to a larger extent, Wasserman Schultz, are said to have a friendly personal relationship with Awan and his wife, according to multiple sources. Awan made nearly $2 million since starting as an IT support staffer for House Democrats in 2004, according to public salary data. Alvi, who worked for House Democrats beginning in 2007, earned more than $1.3 million as an IT staffer during that time.

  50. ulvfugl says:

    Jake Morphonios of End Times News Report threatened by friends of Alefantis and Brock

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1687674

    Someone messed with his car, and he gets threatened with legal action and a demand for $5 million, because of this video.

  51. ulvfugl says:

    The club’s quarters were a testament to the grotesque. The walls were decorated with pistols and knives that had been used for murder, human skeletons were hung above the central table, and skulls were fitted as shades for the gas-lighting fixtures. The bloody slipper of a Chinese merchant killed by a streetcar was nailed to a wall, donated by the San Francisco police force. Goblets were made from skulls of local prostitutes.

    Although the Suicide Club engaged in traditions and decorations both morbid and grotesque, a wide variety of celebrities sought entrance as honored guests.Future presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William McKinley both spent time at the club. Women were strictly forbidden—in fact, Omene was the only female to enter in the club’s history. Already a favorite subject of reporters, Omene was asked to dine with the members and perform a dance. Although sworn to secrecy, the savvy self-promoter readily brought her story to the San Francisco Morning Call (June 10, 1893) and eagerly revealed the secrets she discovered in the inner sanctum.

    Omene described the furniture built from coffins as well as the instruments of murder mounted on the walls. She was asked to perform on top of a stage created from a coffin and, in keeping with the theme and audience enthusiasm, danced with a skull and bones in her hands. Omene was already famous by the time she visited the Whitechapel Club, but her “Coffin Dance”—discussed in newspapers across the country—made her infamous.

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1687333

  52. ulvfugl says:

    What would be the result of a Turkish/US proxy war in NE Syria? IMO such a war would lead to the exit of Turkey from NATO, a cessation of Turkish inclusion in NATO contingency plans and a departure of the US and its nuclear weapons from Incirlik AFB at Adana in Turkey.
    Does Erdogan really want that? Perhaps he does. He has shown every symptom of neo-Ottoman and Islamist thinking until now. Why not this? A crucial moment in the history of US-Turkish relations has arrived.
    BTW, with regard to the reconnaissance operation in Yemen in which SCPO Owens died; a reconnaissance in which you lose men is NOT a failure unless the reconnaissance mission is not accomplished. pl

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/03/httpwwwreuterscomarticleus-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-iduskbn1670yc.html

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    The Silent Hunter laser is powerful enough to cut through light vehicle armor at up to a kilometer away, making you wonder if China already has more powerful laser weapons only for domestic use.

    The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) recently came out with report that China is “near parity” with western nations in terms of indigenous defense technology. As we can see from IDEX 2017, that is playing out in fields that range from tanks to lasers. And as the Chinese defense industry innovates more, it will likely grab an even bigger share of international arms sales.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-01/meet-silent-hunter-chinas-new-armored-vehicle-slicing-laser-gun

  55. ulvfugl says:

    The Earth formed nearly 4.6 billion years ago as a molten ball of rock and gas, around the same time as the birth of the sun. Sometime in those early years it’s believed another large chunk of space rock slammed into the planet and rebounded into orbit, where it eventually became the moon. The Earth started cooling down after that impact, with the magma-covered surface hardening into the planet’s first crust.
    The Earth’s surface has changed dramatically over its nearly 4.6 billion-year history, and few traces of the original surface remain.
    O’Neil says the oldest known rocks in the world are now at the Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt in Quebec. Only one object is thought to be older, and that’s a 4.4 billion-year-old grain of zircon found in Australia.

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/oldest-record-of-life-on-earth-found-in-quebec-1.3306558

  56. ulvfugl says:

    Žižek

    The situation of today’s Poland provides a further example in this regard, serving as a strong empirical rebuttal to the predominant Left-liberal dismissal of authoritarian populism as a contradictory politics doomed to fail. While this is in principle true – in the long term, we are all dead, as J.M. Keynes put it –, there can be many surprises in the (not so) short term:

    “The conventional view of what awaits the US (and possibly France and the Netherlands) in 2017 is an erratic ruler who enacts contradictory policies that primarily benefit the rich. The poor will lose, because populists have no hope of restoring manufacturing jobs, despite their promises. And massive inflows of migrants and refugees will continue, because populists have no plan to address the problem’s root causes. In the end, populist governments, incapable of effective rule, will crumble and their leaders will either face impeachment or fail to win re-election. But the liberals were wrong. PiS (Law and Justice, the ruling Rightist-populist party) has transformed itself from an ideological nullity into a party that has managed to introduce shocking changes with record speed and efficiency. /…/ it has enacted the largest social transfers in Poland’s contemporary history. Parents receive a 500 złoty ($120) monthly benefit for every child after their first, or for all children in poorer families (the average net monthly income is about 2,900 złoty, though more than two-thirds of Poles earn less). As a result, the poverty rate has declined by 20-40%, and by 70-90% among children. The list goes on: In 2016, the government introduced free medication for people over the age of 75. The minimum-wage now exceeds what trade unions had sought. The retirement age has been reduced from 67 for both men and women to 60 for women and 65 for men. The government also plans tax relief for low-income taxpayers.”[6]

    PiS does what Marine Le Pen also promises to do in France: a combination of anti-austerity measures – social transfers no Leftist party dares to consider plus the assurance of order and security that asserts national identity and promises to deal with the immigrant threat. Who can beat this combination, which directly addresses the two big worries of ordinary people? We can thus discern on the horizon a perverted situation in which the official “Left” is enforcing austerity politics (even as it advocates for multicultural and other rights) at the same time that the populist Right is pursuing anti-austerity measures to help the poor (even as it advances a xenophobic nationalist agenda). That is the latest figure of what Hegel described as die verkehrte Welt, the topsy-turvy world.

    And what if Trump moves in the same direction? What if his project of moderate protectionism and large public works, combined with anti-immigrant security measures and a new perverted peace with Russia, would somehow work?

    http://thephilosophicalsalon.com/donald-trumps-topsy-turvy-world/

  57. ulvfugl says:

    Google/Youtube, Twitter and Microsoft/Bing would have the largest international database to share…

    “Used to work at NCMEC, corruption starts at top, but CEO has been replaced and is just a figurehead who doesn’t know shit about what actually happens in the organization. John Shehan is the Vice President of the Exploited Children Division and that is the division that houses all of the child porn ever discovered. No other organization legally has access to it so by controlling this division at NCMEC, John Shehan controls it all. He has been at NCMEC forever and so has his wife, Staca Shehan, who is the Executive Director of the Case Analysis Division, and together as a power couple they run over half of the organization”

    -anonymous

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1685232

    neurofluxation 2 points (+2|-0) 1.1 days ago

    It’s THE WHOLE SYSTEM. Everything is fucked. Everyone who runs the world is corrupt. We are just noticing now…

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    “I give my bay’ah (pledge) to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and I am committed to being a soldier for the Islamic State,” he told CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger.

    Cummings would not say if he committed the murder.

    “On the night in question, what I did do, I didn’t do that for the Islamic State. I did that purely and solely for the pleasure of Allah,” Cummings said.

    He would not explain why his actions that night would have been for God.

    Cummings was found a short time after the killing nearby with a gun the same caliber as the shells found at the murder scene. He was carrying Islamic literature. He says whatever he did that night was not in the name of ISIS.

    “The reason why it was not for ISIS is because in 1996 I took a pledge to uphold and defend the constitution of the United States, and if you obey officers appointed over me,” he said. “And the president, commander in chief of the United States, the military and I ratified that in ’97.”

    Cummings said while in jail it took him three days to purge that oath by reading he Koran and dedicate his allegiance to the Islamic State….

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/03/denver-muslim-who-killed-security-guard-says-i-did-that-purely-and-solely-for-the-pleasure-of-allah

  60. ulvfugl says:

    There are more than 7.4 billion people in the world. About 37,000 of them are in “uncontacted tribes” of which there are less than 200. Thus, all but 1 in 200,000 people on Earth have been contacted.

    525 years ago, the population of the world was about 500 million, and the number of “uncontacted” people was on the order of 25 million or more. Thus, perhaps 1 in 20 people on Earth were “uncontacted.” The proportion of the population that is uncontacted has fallen by a factor of 10,000 in the last 525 years (21 generations or less).

    http://dispatchesfromturtleisland.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/uncontacted-people.html

  61. ulvfugl says:

    The research shows that, between the 1990s and 2010, acidified waters expanded northward approximately 300 nautical miles from the Chukchi slope off the coast of northwestern Alaska to just below the North Pole. Also, the depth of acidified waters was found to have increased, from approximately 325 feet to over 800 feet (or from 100 to 250 meters).

    “The Arctic Ocean is the first ocean where we see such a rapid and large-scale increase in acidification, at least twice as fast as that observed in the Pacific or Atlantic oceans,” said Cai, the U.S. lead principal investigator on the project and Mary A.S. Lighthipe Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at UD.

    “The rapid spread of ocean acidification in the western Arctic has implications for marine life, particularly clams, mussels and tiny sea snails that may have difficulty building or maintaining their shells in increasingly acidified waters,” said Richard Feely, NOAA senior scientist and a co-author of the research. Sea snails called pteropods are part of the Arctic food web and important to the diet of salmon and herring. Their decline could affect the larger marine ecosystem.

    https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/international-team-reports-ocean.html

  62. ulvfugl says:

    It seems to me that psychology would benefit from taking a break from publishing new findings and clean house of all the junk that has accumulated over the years. Junk breeds junk, and if left unchecked can generate entire unwholesome disciplines (as the sad state of the social sciences proves to us daily).

    http://dienekes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/analytical-thinking-does-not-decrease.html

  63. ulvfugl says:

    The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are to hand over a massive section of their territory west of Manbij to the Syrian Arab Army in order to create a buffer zone against the Turkish Army and Turkey-led forces in northern Syria. The map above is an initial estimate of the area which will be handed over to pro-government forces and not official.

    In recent days the Euphrates Shield operations room (a coalition of Turkey-led armed Islamist groups, backed by the Turkish Armed Forces) has launched an offensive against the the SDF in order to capture the strategic crossroads city of Manbij.

    The ferocity of the new Euphrates Shield offensive against the SDF has incited the Manbij Military Council (MMC) to consider a local military cooperation agreement with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) which includes pro-government access to SDF territories in northern Syria.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-kurdish-led-sdf-handover-huge-section-territory-saa/

    A topsy turvy development. This means that the US Special Forces (or whatever they are to be called) who have been advising and fighting with the Kurdish SDF against ISIS (and others), will now be fighting on the same side as Assad and the Russians (the SAA, Syrian Arab Army). And bizarrely, these Americans will be fighting against the Turks (and allies), who are America’s NATO allies.

    I hope I have understood that correctly. If you, the reader, find it hard to untangle, that’s because it IS extremely odd. If you think that the Congressmen and Senators in Washington understand it any better than you do, you’re probably mistaken. The guys in the Pentagon ? I don’t know. The CIA ? I don’t know.

    The MMC has released the following statement on this decision:

    “To reach these objectives [the defense of Manbij] we have transferred, after reaching a new alliance with Russia, the defence of the line to the west of Manbij – where the villages between us and the gang groups [FSA, Ahrar al-Sham] affiliated to the Turkish army are – to Syrian state forces.”

    The area being handed over to the Syrian Arab Army will serve just as much as a political buffer zone as a military one. The true nature of the Erdogan regime’s ambitions in Syria will soon be revealed to the world based on whether it chooses to attack government-held areas or not. By choosing to commit to an offensive against pro-government forces, the Erdogan regime will demonstrate that it pursues an imperialist agenda in Syria in direct violation of the territorial sovereignty of that country and against the wishes of its legitimate government.

    If Erdogan orders his forces to advance, then he will be in conflict with American supported Kurds, and in conflict with Russian supported Syrian Army.

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    She has stated freely on TV that she and a group of associates from the Obama Administration went to congressional staffers who did not have access to these COMINT products and urged them to seek to gain access to them. This is in basic contradiction to the elementary principle in government security that access to particular products should be dictated from above based on necessity rather than sought from below. In fact an expressed desire to gain greater access is usually something that arouses suspicion about an individual.
    It is likely that her disclosure has damaged NSA and FBI success in the COMINT operations that she has compromised to the Russians. pl

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/03/is-evelyn-farkas-a-felon.html

  68. ulvfugl says:

    b said…
    Current news from Yemen says that there is -right now- a large raid ongoing today by U.S. forces against yet unknown targets. Allegedly in multiple locations, with air support and some sea landing.

    On the earlier raid:
    According to local sources in Yemen the SEAL raiders did not enter any homes and seized no equipment from homes. The raid was targeted, said other reports, at an AQ bigwig who, it turned out, wasn’t there. That makes a lot more sense than the supposed “intelligence” raid.

    Early eye witness accounts also claimed that two men were abducted by U.S. forces though I did not see any follow ups of that assertion. The clan that was raided was known be in the pay of the Saudis and was known to be al-Qaeda affiliated. The Yemeni proxy president Hadi was allegedly informed about the mission. Maybe someone around him warned the target?

    AQ in Yemen is now a proxy of the Saudis. There is a lot of fighting between the UAE, which had elements taking part in the SEAL raid, and the Saudis. This is a violent competition over port and pipeline rights.

    The SEAL raid was a SWAT raid against some Saudi asset. It was blown early on but instead to retreat and try gain later the SEALs unleashed hell on everyone around them. A stupid overreacting but consistent with the behavior of this unit in other missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The SEALs should be urged to find back to their original missions. Their troops have degraded into overhyped shooter/killer gangs. That is far away from their original and more cautious profile.

    Reply 02 March 2017 at 09:27 AM

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/03/httpwwwreuterscomarticleus-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-iduskbn1670yc.html?cid=6a00d8341c72e153ef01bb097ef6db970d#comment-6a00d8341c72e153ef01bb097ef6db970d

  69. ulvfugl says:

    The current campaign is organised in secret by four associations:

    – Media Matters is tasked with picking up on Donald Trump’s mistakes. You read his bulletin every day in your newspapers – the President can’t be trusted, he got this or that point wrong.

    – American Bridge 21st Century has collected more than 2,000 hours of videos showing Donald Trump over the years, and more than 18,000 hours of other videos of the members of his cabinet. It has at its disposition sophisticated technological equipment designed for the Department of Defense – allegedly not in working order – which enables it to look for contradictions between their older declarations and their current positions. It should be extending its work to 1,200 of the new President’s collaborators.

    – Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington — CREW is a firm of high level lawyers tasked with tracking anything that could create a scandal in the Trump administration. Most of the lawyers in this association work pro bono, for the cause. These are the people who prepared the case for Bob Ferguson, the Chief Prosecutor of the state of Washington, against the immigration decree (Executive Order 13769).

    – Shareblue is an electronic army which has already connected with 162 million internauts in the USA. It’s job is to spread pre-ordained themes, for example:

    • Trump is authoritarian and a thief.
    • Trump is under the influence of Vladimir Putin.
    • Trump is a weak and quick-tempered personality, he’s a manic-depressive.
    • Trump was not elected by the majority of US citizens, and is therefore illegitimate.
    • His Vice-President, Mike Pence, is a fascist.
    • Trump is a billionaire who will constantly be faced with conflicts of interest between his personal affairs and those of state.
    • Trump is a puppet of the Koch brothers, who are famous for sponsoring the extreme right.
    • Trump is a white supremacist and a threat to minorities.
    • Anti-Trump opposition just keeps growing outside Washington.
    • To save democracy, let’s support the democrataic parliamentarians who are attacking Trump, and let’s demolish those who are co-operating with him.
    • Overthrowing Trump will take time, so don’t let’s weaken in our resolve.

    This association will produce the newsletters and 30-second videos. It will base itself on two other groups – a company which makes documentary videos, The American Independent, and a statistical unit, Benchmark Politics.

    The whole of this system – which was set up during the transitional period, that is to say before Donald Trump’s arrival at the White House – already employed more than 300 specialists to which should be added numerous voluteer workers. Its annual budget, initially calculated at 35 million dollars, was increased to the level of about 100 million dollars.

    Destroying the image – and thus the authority – of the President of the United States, before he has had the time to do anything at all, can have serious consequences. By eliminating Saddam Hussein and Mouamar Kadhafi, the CIA plunged their two countries into a long period of chaos, and the «land of Liberty» itself may suffer severe damage from such an operation. This type of mass manipulation technique has never before been levelled at a head of state in the Western world.

    For the moment, the plan is working – no political leader in the world has dared to celebrate the election of Donald Trump, with the exception of Vladimir Putin and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Thierry Meyssan

    http://www.voltairenet.org/auteur29.html?lang=en

  70. ulvfugl says:

    https://twitter.com/wrongthinknet

    https://wrongthink.net/

  71. ulvfugl says:

    Five members of a Pakistani family under criminal investigation for allegedly misusing their positions as computer administrators for dozens of Democrats in the House of Representatives were paid at least $4 million from July 2009 to the present, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned.

    Evidence suggests some of the dozens of House Democrats — many of whom serve on the intelligence, homeland security and foreign affairs committees — who employed the suspects were inexplicably paying people they rarely or never saw. See the interactive graphic at the end of this story for the names of the employing representatives.

    The suspects had full access to the emails and office computer files of the members for whom they worked. A focus of the investigation by the U.S. Capitol Police is an off-site server on which congressional data was allegedly loaded without the knowledge of authorities.

    Even before Capitol Police told chiefs of staff for the employing Democrats Feb. 2 that the Awans — including brothers Imran, Abid and Jamal, and two of their wives, Hina Alvi and Natalia Sova — were suspects in a criminal theft and cybersecurity probe, there were multiple signs that something was amiss.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/01/pakistani-suspects-in-house-it-probe-received-4-million-from-dem-reps/

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    In its last months the Obama administration ordered the intelligence agencies to collect and distribute information of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. This to prevent any change by the Trump administration of the hostile policy towards Russia that the Obama administration instituted. The intent was also gives the intelligence services blackmail material to prevent any changes in their undue, freewheeling independence.

    The above is reported in a rather short New York Times piece published yesterday. The reporting angle captured in the headline is biased to set the Obama efforts into a positive light. But the Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking.

    But make no mistake. Not single shred of evidence has been provided that “Russia hacked the election” or had anything to do with various leaks of Clinton related emails. A lot of fluff and chaff was thrown around but not even one tiny bit of evidence.

    The effort was clearly to sabotage the announced policy of the incoming administration of seeking better relations with Russia. Obama intended to undermine the will of the voters by abusing instruments of the state.

    Excerpts from the piece:

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/03/obama-prodded-abuse-of-intelligence-to-sabotage-trump-policies.html

  74. ulvfugl says:

    I don’t think there should be any surprise at the Manbij news.

    We are just seeing the war starting to wind down.

    Iraq is already close to securing the Syrian/Iraq border. The remaining IS in Mosul are cut off and will be systematically destroyed.

    Iraq and Syria are now cooperating on Iraqi air strikes in Syria.

    Turkey has been blocked by the SAA and the wannabe sultan Erdogan’s Syrian adventure is effectively over.

    Hezbollah has pretty much finished eradicating all significant IS pockets on the Lebanon border.

    The recent terrorist attacks in Daara were a complete failure indicating that there is no new source of foreign terrorists and weapons being funneled into Syria via Jordan or Israel.

    We have reports of Trump cutting off support for the foreign terrorists.

    The SAA is rapidly advancing south and east from Aleppo. And they have liberated Palmyra. The field reports indicate IS lines are collapsing and the SAA is not stopping and are moving east towards Deir ez-Zur.

    The Kurds do not have the power to take on the SAA. Let alone both Turkey and the SAA on different fronts. The SAA is now the single most effective fighting force in the Middle East.

    There will be more and more of these agreements between the SAA and the various Kurdish militias as the war comes to an end.

    Posted by: VaginaHat | Mar 2, 2017 3:21:28 PM | 86

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/03/syria-trump-likely-to-follow-a-cautious-strategy.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef01bb097f104a970d

    I’m not sure if that analysis is correct, although I’d like it to be. If it is, then that’s the end of the proposed Caliphate. But the jihadis are not going to give up. Unless they are killed, they’ll be moving somewhere else. Libya, Somalia, or wherever. And dispersing into Europe and Central Asia to continue terrorism.

    The Moslem Brotherhood and Wahhabism are both aggrassive expansionist forms of Islam which have powerful support from rich backers. I don’t see any end to the struggle against them.

  75. ulvfugl says:

    Pinto Currency HopefulCynical Mar 2, 2017 3:33 PM
    Schumer and Pelosi’s husband allegedly involved in the DC pedo / child trafficking ring.
    Sessions is the point man on the coming arrests.
    Schumer and Pedosi both show they’re desperate. Dems and GOP involved.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-02/jeff-sessions-hold-4pm-press-conference

  76. ulvfugl says:

    So, what is homesteading? It is the activity of finding and slashing every umbilical cord that binds you to the outside, debt-based economy. It is the process of eliminating just about every expense by making the homestead provide food, water, fuel and, last but not least, capital. It is the accumulation of capital, in the form of farmland and livestock, that allows a homestead to pass the homesteading legacy on to the future generations—to the children born on the homestead.

    To prosper as a homesteading family, expenditures must be redirected from things that don’t produce and don’t last to things that do. Bills for cable television, mortgage, insurance, fossil fuels and numerous labor-saving devices, comforts and luxuries are eliminated outright. Electric and water bills are either pared down or eliminated (depending on the local situation). Expenses for nonproductive assets, such as shelter (a.k.a. the house) are slashed. Instead, money is redirected toward productive assets: land, livestock, tools and implements.

    Some people who commented on last week’s announcement have asked a reasonable question: What about community? Yes, community is very important, and it was precisely the presence of the surrounding community of prosperous homesteaders that has allowed Jeffers and his family to find a way to prosper as well. Thus it can be said that a prosperous homestead requires prosperous homesteading neighbors. Strong families make strong communities. To survive, communities must be intergenerational and make an explicit goal of providing for their children. In essence, a homesteading community is nothing more than the extended family.

    http://cluborlov.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/what-is-homesteading.html#more

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    A Brooklyn rabbi charged with sexually abusing four teenage boys in a hotel was sentenced to just 60 days in jail and six years of probation.

    Yoel Malik, 33, a member of the Satmar Hasidic sect, was given the generous plea deal after the victims were extremely reluctant to testify publicly, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the case.

    In 2013, Malik was charged with 28 criminal counts and shamelessly blamed his underage victims for trying to seduce him, police sources said.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/nyc-rabbi-60-days-jail-teen-sex-assault-charges-article-1.2544090

    Gosh, he’s so effing cute looking, I can see why almost anyone would feel tempted to seduce him, how could you help yourself ? Just 60 days, when he should be in front of a firing squad.

  80. ulvfugl says:

    I’m crosslinking this: https://voat.co/v/European/1076898
    part of one comment: “The British have institutionalized child rape of their elite young boys. It is not a question of if, but when will the sons of British elite be raped in their expensive boarding schools- either by the creepy head masters and teaching staff or by older boys in their schools.” Guess that explains all the creepy boarding school movies. Wake up America, preview of things to come…

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1689867

    I don’t have references, but from memory, I read somewhere that in the early 1800’s or thereabouts, when Britain’s Empire was growing at an atonishing pace and they were taking over most of the world, there was an acute shortage of guys to send out to the colonies to administer the conquered territories.

    ‘Science’ being at that time was fairly rudimentary, someone had the idea that, because most domesticated animals can be given to other species to raise, if they are young enough, and they’ll form a strong bond (like you could take a piglet and give it to a nursing bitch dog, and she’d accept it as if it was a puppy, or lambs to goats, that sort of thing, which was common in farming) if they took young boys away from their mothers at an early age and sent them to boarding schools, they could be indoctrinated to see the Empire as their ‘parent’ so to speak, and thus be loyal servants for a lifetime.

    So that’s how the system got started, by traumatising children so they’d become suitable characters for service in far distant countries, and not ‘go native’. All the buggery by teachers and older boys added more trauma to the cruelty of the regime. The product were severely emotionally damaged individuals who spent their adult lives taking out their resentment and anger in all kinds of sadistic ways upon anyone who was weaker than themselves. They were deliberately made that way so that they would have no empathy or affection for the unfortunate natives they were required to rule over.

    So that is one part of the story as to how we’ve ended up with the most powerful people in the land sexually abusing, torturing, murdering the most vulnerable, as a sort of recreational sport.

  81. ulvfugl says:

    Following The New Yorker’s report that President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner met with the Russian Ambassador in December, The White House has confirmed the senior administration adviser (along with Mike Flynn) had a previously undisclosed meeting to “establish a line of communications.”

    It appears the drip-drip-drip of the “Russians are to blame for everything” meme just won’t stop. This one, from The New Yorker and The New York Times is long on innuendo and prognostication and, thanks to The White House’s statement, short on substance.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-02/white-house-admits-kushner-had-previously-undisclosed-meeting-russian-ambasador

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    A couple years ago I wrote an article on the growing global problem of human trafficking and the sex slavery trade. Another related ongoing shameful practice that’s also increasing globally is the harvesting of human organs from war victims and selling them on the black market. This presentation will focus on this deplorable crime being committed regularly on each of the current warfronts and beyond, who the profiteering perpetrators are and the beneficiary nations where organs are trafficked.

    https://www.sott.net/article/318286-Israel-is-the-organ-harvesting-and-human-trafficking-global-ringleader-with-complicit-help-from-US-and-Turkey

  84. ulvfugl says:

    “There is a concerted attack on Sessions due to his zeroing in on the pedophilia scandal called Pedogate. John McCain and Lindsay Graham are secretly working with Chuck Schumer and members of the clandestine services of both US and Israel to remove Sessions, or at least stop the Pedophilia investigation in its tracks.”

    As you probably know, what is now becoming known as “Pedogate” represents not only hundreds of millions of dollars in hush money, but also untold political influence-peddling.

    Rince Pribus is also a key player in covering up the scandal, as is Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, John Podesta , Hillary and Bill Clinton, and of course Barack Obama.

    When Netanyahu met with Trump, Netanyahu attempted to convince Trump the pedophilia scandal was “a false premise”. Netanyahu is also scared of exposure. Trump became suspicious and has become increasingly aware of how big the pedophile scandal is.

    Trump has told several in his inner circle that [quoted by our insider] “the swamp is much more polluted than I expected“. He has spoken to Chris Christie extensively about the Pedophilia ring(s) and it has been determined that branches of the ring spread as far as Asia, and are rooted in the deepest corners of both the US and the UK political system.

    Trump was overheard telling his daughter [quoted by our source] “This town is pedophile central…” and “This makes me sick“.

    http://victuruslibertas.com/2017/03/more-exclusive-info-from-dhs-insider/

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    I am not as enthusiastic about New Earth Lady/Sylvie Ivanowa as I used to be, since I was banned from her forum without any explanation, for no apparent reason, and despite two requests, have still received no explanation.

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