Story Wars, Prehistory, Quantum Physics, Psychology, Archaeology, etc.



Ringforts are the most common monuments on the Irish landscape and are known by a variety of names, including fort, rath, dún, lios, cashel and caher. They consist of an area, usually circular, enclosed by one or more earthen banks or, occasionally, by fosses (in the case of raths), or by stone walls (in the case of cashels). They generally vary in size between 25 and 50 meters in diameter and were erected as protected enclosures around farmsteads, mainly during the Early Christian Period (c.500-1100 AD). There are currently 224 recorded surviving ringforts in County Clare, not including cashels, promontory forts, cliff-edge forts, and hillforts.



Language, humans’ most distinctive trait, still remains a ‘mystery’ for evolutionary theory. It is underpinned by a universal infrastructure—cooperative turn-taking—which has been suggested as an ancient mechanism bridging the existing gap between the articulate human species and their inarticulate primate cousins. However, we know remarkably little about turn-taking systems of non-human animals, and methodological confounds have often prevented meaningful cross-species comparisons. Thus, the extent to which cooperative turn-taking is uniquely human or represents a homologous and/or analogous trait is currently unknown. The present paper draws attention to this promising research avenue by providing an overview of the state of the art of turn-taking in four animal taxa—birds, mammals, insects and anurans. It concludes with a new comparative framework to spur more research into this research domain and to test which elements of the human turn-taking system are shared across species and taxa.


For almost a century, physicists have wondered whether the most counterintuitive predictions of quantum mechanics (QM) could actually be true. Only in recent years has the technology necessary for answering this question become accessible, enabling a string of experimental results—including startling ones reported in 2007 and 2010, and culminating now with a remarkable test reported in May—that show that key predictions of QM are indeed correct. Taken together, these experiments indicate that the everyday world we perceive does not exist until observed, which in turn suggests—as we shall argue in this essay—a primary role for mind in nature. It is thus high time the scientific community at large—not only those involved in foundations of QM—faced up to the counterintuitive implications of QM’s most controversial predictions.


Early Sunday morning we drove west toward the Pacific Coast and then south to the Columbia River, where it flows into the Pacific,stopping for lunch and camping provisions in the resort town of Long Beach. This being the first week of December, the town was pretty well buttoned up and sleepy. Stamets requested that I not publish the exact location where we went hunting for Psilocybe azurescens, a variety of “magic mushroom” first identified and named by Stamets, and the most potent ever found. But what I can say is that there are three public parks bordering the wide-open mouth of the Columbia—Fort Stevens, Cape Disappointment, and the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park—and we stayed at one of them. Stamets, who has been coming here to hunt “azzies” for years, was mildly paranoid about being recognized by a ranger, so he stayed in the car while I checked in at the office and picked up a map giving directions to our yurt.


These changes in the brain may help explain why, during spiritual experiences, the barrier between the self and others can be reduced or even eliminated altogether. Although we need some separation between ourselves and everyone else for protection and to manage reality, removing the barrier every so often is also valuable.

“Spiritual experiences are robust states that may have profound impacts on people’s lives,” explains Yale psychiatry and neuroscience professor Marc Potenza, in a statement about the work. “Understanding the neural bases of spiritual experiences may help us better understand their roles in resilience and recovery from mental health and addictive disorders.”

Spiritual experiences involve “pronounced shifts in perception [that] buffer the effects of stress,” the study says. The findings suggest that those experiences can be accessed by everyone, and that transcendence isn’t dependent upon religiosity. That makes studying spiritual experiences and figuring out how to use such states for improved mental health easier for scientists. Next, the researchers hope to test a bigger group of subjects of all ages.

Beyond mental health, scientists study spirituality because the human quest for meaning is timeless and universal. By cultivating spiritual experiences in addition to strengthening our intellectual abilities, people can lead emotionally richer lives and develop more open minds, scientists say.

As Tony Jack, director of the Brain, Mind and Consciousness lab at Case Western Reserve University—who was not involved in this study—explains to WKSU, analytical thinking and spiritual, empathic thinking rely on different neural pathways and processes. They don’t happen simultaneously in the brain, but both modes are necessary, like breathing in and breathing out. “You can’t do both at the same time, but you need both to stay healthy and well,” he says.


Microdosing” on psychedelic substances like LSD—ingesting just enough to heighten cognitive faculties, enhance creativity, improve concentration and alleviate depression—is currently back in vogue among people not normally associated with anything remotely ‘countercultural’ in the USA.

The term psychedelic was coined in 1958 by British psychiatrist Humphrey Osmond and is derived from the Greek words psyche(“soul, mind”) and delein(“to manifest”), hence “soul-manifesting,” the implication being that psychedelics can access the soul and develop unused potentials in the human mind. It’s a contention that’s gaining increased acceptance in mainstream universities.

New York University, for example, is hosting clinical trials using psilocybin to treat alcohol addiction. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has been at the forefront of research in treating patients suffering from chronic treatment-resistant PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) with MDMA, commonly known as ‘Ecstasy. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently designated its MDMA-assisted psychotherapy project as a ‘breakthrough therapy.’ Apart from MDMA, MAPS also advocates the use of Ayahuasca, Ibogaine and medical marijuana for a variety of conditions ranging from bipolar syndrome and drug addiction to autism-related disorders, ADHD and clinical depression.


The worldwide stories of faerie changelings come under a group of folklore motifs recorded in the Aarne-Thompson index as F321: ‘Faerie steals child from cradle and leaves faerie substitute.’ The basic premise of these motifs is that the faeries, through supernatural means, are capable of abducting babies from humans, while replacing them with one of their own, usually a wizened old faerie who would proceed to eat and drink voraciously, and maintain a surly silence. With external advice the parents are usually advised of how to rid themselves of the changeling and restore their own baby from the faeries. The ruse is carried through and (usually) works. There are many variations on the story, but the Brother’s Grimm summed up in concise form the main components of a typical changeling story from mid 19th-century Germany:

“A mother had her child taken from the cradle by elves. In its place they laid a changeling with a thick head and staring eyes who would do nothing but eat and drink. In distress she went to a neighbour and asked for advice. The neighbour told her to carry the changeling into the kitchen, set it on the hearth, make a fire, and boil water in two eggshells. That should make the changeling laugh, and if he laughs it will be all over with him. The woman did everything just as her neighbour said. When she placed the eggshells filled with water over the fire, the changeling said:

‘Now I am as old

As the Wester Wood,

But have never seen anyone cooking in shells!’

And he began laughing about it. When he laughed, a band of little elves suddenly appeared. They brought the rightful child, set it on the hearth, and took the changeling away.”

A common variation on this plot would be for the changeling to be threatened with (or sometimes given) a roasting over the fire, which was usually enough for them to reveal themselves and thereby break the spell.


Unknown to many people, including, perhaps, some of his followers in the Philippines, the great Swiss psychologist and psychotherapist Carl Jung had a life-long fascination with the occult and paranormal phenomena, and wrote scientific treatises on the subject.

The founder of analytical and depth psychology, Jung is best known for his theories of the “collective unconscious,” including the concept of the “archetypes” and the use of “synchronicity” (or meaningful coincidence) in psychotherapy.

Jung was a contemporary and close colleague of Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis, but they later parted ways because of irreconcilable differences in their theories of psychology. Jung was bothered by Freud’s “pansexualism” in the interpretation of dreams and human behavior. Jung felt dreams also contain nonphysical and spiritual meanings.

Reality of spirits

Jung believed in the reality of spirits and the after-life, the psychic and paranormal phenomena. While maintaining a healthy skepticism, Jung later developed a passionate interest in the study of such topics after his visions and near-death experience.

He delved into research in parapsychology, flying saucers, astrology, alchemy, the I Ching, and even spirit communication or mediumship.

According to one author, Jung’s involvement with the occult “was with him from the start—literally, it was in his DNA.” His maternal grandfather accepted the reality of spirits and learned Hebrew “because he believed it was spoken in heaven.” Jung’s mother became a medium who spoke in tongues.

Jung gave lectures, such as “On the Limits of Exact Science,” in which he questioned the dominant materialist paradigm that reigned then. He said, “I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud… Science cannot afford the luxury of naivete in these matters.”

Jung never hid his interest in the study of parapsychology and his fascination with occult phenomena, despite the stern warning by Freud that his interest could ruin his reputation as a serious scientist.

In a letter to Freud dated May 8, 1911, Jung wrote: “There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please don’t worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche. For a while longer I must intoxicate myself on magic perfumes in order to fathom the secrets that lie hidden in the abyss of the unconscious.”

Jung studied eight spirit mediums (six females and two males), participated in séances and observed levitation on four occasions.

He wrote that the most impressive cases of levitation he had witnessed happened with Douglas Home, a Scottish psychic. “On three occasions,” wrote Jung, “I have seen him raised completely from the floor of the room… I had the full opportunity of watching the occurrence as it was taking place.


Among scientists, there are tentative signs of a psychedelics renaissance. After decades of stigma, impressive research is showing the power of these substances to help sufferers of depression and addiction, or to comfort patients with a terminal cancer diagnosis, struggling to face their own end. This is the fascinating territory that the journalist Michael Pollan explores with his new book, “How to Change Your Mind.” Pollan dives into brain science, the history of psychedelics (and our tortured attitudes towards them) but his larger subject is the nature of human consciousness. Eventually Pollan decides to try psychedelics himself — and documents, beautifully, a number meaningful experiences and the way his own mind has changed. He answered questions from Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook.


In 2017, geologists demonstrated that this species, Homo naledi, existed in southern Africa between 236,000 and 335,000 years ago–potentially the same time that modern humans first emerged in Africa. This is a puzzle to scientists, who long held that there was only one species in Africa at this late time period – Homo sapiens. How did this species exist alongside others with brains three times its size? The new study suggests that naledi’s behavior may have reflected the shape and structure of the brain more than its size.

The small brains of Homo naledi raise new questions about the evolution of human brain size (image above). Big brains were costly to human ancestors, and some species may have paid the costs with richer diets, hunting and gathering, and longer childhoods. But that scenario doesn’t seem to work well for Homo naledi, which had hands well-suited for toolmaking, long legs, humanlike feet, and teeth suggesting a high-quality diet. According to study coauthor John Hawks, “Naledi’s brain seems like one you might predict for Homo habilis, two million years ago. But habilis didn’t have such a tiny brain–naledi did.”


It is entirely true that Indigenous cultures have amassed valuable knowledge for millennia—from the creation of beautiful and elaborate origin stories, to the development of ecological know-how, to the observation of basic principles of astronomy. But these elements tend to be universal within all cultures, including Western cultures as they have passed through earlier stages of scientific development.

In recent centuries, the Western tradition has created a suite of intellectual tools that did not develop in other cultures–such as the scientific method, which requires that new claims be tested, replicated and scrutinized by one’s peers before being accepted. As applied through such mechanisms as peer review, the scientific method permits us to separate fact from folklore. To the extent the implementation of IWK would require the dilution or relaxation of these practices, it would undermine one of the primary purposes of our universities since the Enlightenment. Perhaps this explains why the most enthusiastic advocates of IWK specialize in liberal-arts disciplines that apply extremely loose (and subjective) standards to the question of what is true.


Neanderthals, Denisovans, and modern humans (H. sapiens) are all descended from H. heidelbergensis. Between 300,000 and 400,000 years ago, one branch of this group became independent of other hominins; some of this group left Africa [35]. One (sub)group branched northwest into Europe and West Asia and eventually evolved into the Neanderthals, while the other group ventured eastward throughout Asia, eventually developing into the Denisovans. The remaining members of this group, H. heidelbergensis, evolved into H. sapiens approximately 130,000 years ago in the dry savannahs in Africa, and then themselves migrated to other regions and continents [36]. These humans were more adept at controlling fire than the preceding African hominins had been, but the humid tropical regions did not foster the development of fire-making. Homo sapiens that settled in the tropics of South Asia and Africa were genetically influenced by the abilities of the anteceding hominins in those regions, who were less dependent on fire-making.

A short “prehistory”—before Homo heidelbergensis

Before H. heidelbergensis appeared, H. erectusoriginated in Africa and spread throughout Eurasia, as far as present-day Georgia, India, Sri Lanka, China, and Java. The H. erectus who remained in Africa is now widely accepted as the direct ancestor of all later hominins, including H. heidelbergensis, H. sapiens, H. neanderthalensis, and the Asian H. erectus [16]. The group that eventually became H. heidelbergensis in Africa had established populations in Europe and South Asia by approximately 500,000 years ago.

By approximately 300,000 years ago, regional differences began to develop as these H. heidelbergensis adapted to their new environments, having collectively become independent of other hominins shortly after leaving Africa. At this point, one group became the Neanderthals, and another group developed into the Denisovans. The H. heidelbergensisremaining in Africa evolved into H. sapiens [37].

Homo sapiens eventually spread from Africa into Eurasia and replaced the residing hominins; however, a considerable degree of interbreeding with archaic hominins also occurred. Long before the appearance in Eurasia of H. heidelbergensis and the Neanderthals, the Denisovans, and ultimately H. sapiens, the Asian H. erectus inhabited an overlapping area [38], until it was replaced by those successor species and others. However, H. erectus on the mainland went extinct long before the arrival of H. sapiens, and so the influence of any admixture of H. erectus with H. sapiens via Neanderthals and Denisovans would be negligible.

Africa and history of interbreeding


We now come to the very real problems with Islam’s history, from the perspective of the historians themselves.

Since so much of what is classically known about how Islam began is derived from the 9th and 10th centuries, for what was happening in the 7th century (thus, around 200 – 300 years too late), historians are concerned by such a time discrepancy.

So, they have decided to return to the 7th century, and find out what exactly the historical evidence tells us.

And what they are finding is not very encouraging.

For instance:
-The first Arab inscription referencing Muhammad is in 691 AD, yet it should be from the time Muhammad lived, in 632 AD, or before. Suggesting no Arab referred to Muhammad for 60 years following his death (Volker Popp-Ohlig & Puin 2010:53)

-The first reference to the term ‘Muslim’ is in the 690s. Prior to that time they were called: Saracen’, ‘Hagarene’, ‘Ishmaelite’, ‘Maghraye’, and ‘Muhajiroun’ (‘Chronicle of John of Niku’ – 1602, & Nevo & Koren, 2003:234)

-The first reference to the term ‘Islam’ is not until 691 AD (on the Dome of the Rock) (Volker Popp-Ohlig, & Puin 2010:71)

-The first reference to Mecca is not until 741 AD, yet this is the city where Abraham supposedly lived in 1900 BC (see Surah 21:51-71), and where Muhammad grew up (Crone 1987:134-136; Hoyland 1997:426; Holland 2012:303)

-The first biography of Muhammad within Islamic sources is not until 833 AD (Ibn Hisham & Al Waqidi)

These findings are indeed damaging, and suggest that the classical account of how Islam began is not only false, but can not be supported when observing that which history affords us.

The scholars who are doing this investigation include some of the best minds in the Western world today, including:


Do you believe my version ? Or, do you want me to believe your version ? Our version versus Their version. Story Wars. According to Guy McPherson, we are ALL going to be dead by… well, he started off, some years ago, with ‘in a hundred years’, but now he’s moved the date to this coming September.

So instead of just a few more decades remaining, it’s now going to be a few weeks !

Trouble is that various individuals have been using this ‘The end is nigh’ tactic for thousands of years. John Michael Greer, Archdruid, collected scores of examples from history. You could say that it’s a way to gain power, influence, publicity, by spreading alarm, manipulating the crowd with anxiety, fear, panic, as a psychological and political stratagem.

Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen, put your money where your mouth is, will there be ANY humans still alive by, say, next Christmas ?

This stuff is easier for me than it used to be, because following my stroke almost a year ago, I am rather surprised each day to find that I’m still here… Will I last until Christmas ? Who knows…. 🙂

But one’s own personal individual death is not the same thing as all humans dying and becoming extinct, is it. I’ve always known I would die from one cause or another, eventually. I like my life here, a lot, and I don’t want it to end, but I don’t have a choice, do I. It will end. Sooner or later. I have had, indeed am having, an amazing life, I am not complaining.

We have Story Wars about what is going to happen in the future, and we have Story Wars about what happened in the past, in history.

Jordan Peterson makes a distinction between the Newtonian conception of reality, and the Darwinian conception. There’s people like Jay Dyer, Graham Hancock, and Sylvie Ivanova who follow their own independent versions which sometimes barely connect to mainstream academia at all. It’s all bewildering, who are you going to trust and believe ?

You might think that it’s quite straightforward, just study the evidence carefully and objectively, and arrive at a conclusion, but as we see regarding the origin of the stones at Stonehenge, people who claim expertise and devote much of their lives to a topic can still make totally different interpretations of the apparent evidence.

I’m thinking of my neighbour, Brian John, and his ideas (as a geomorphologist), versus the regular ‘establishment’ archaeologists and others, e.g.

Ultimately, it becomes a philosophical matter, what is ‘truth’, is there such a thing, how defined, where does it reside, how do you know it if you find it, and so on.

As I understand it (mostly from Col. Pat Lang) some people in the Middle East have an entirely different way of conceiving of time and history to that which we get taught in the West. If you want to say that they are wrong, mistaken, then you’ll have to delve into a Bertrand Russell type of analysis as to how we arrive at knowing, at knowledge, at certainty, and how something called ‘a fact’ is to be defined and established. None of it is easy or simple, if it was the smartest people would not have been arguing and disagreeing for the last few thousand years.

But that’s stuff for the intellectuals and academics to wrestle with, the politicians don’t care about issues like ‘absolute truth’, they’ll spin the story in whatever way they believe will bring them some advantage in the power struggles. Some ideas resonate with the masses and some don’t. Such ideas don’t need to be correct or accurate in any absolute or academic sense, they only need to be sufficiently stimulating and emotive to get folk riled up enough to vote or to demonstrate in the streets, or to make them so miserable, fearful and apathetic that they hide in their homes.







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    Editing cells’ genomes with CRISPR-Cas9 might increase the risk that the altered cells, intended to treat disease, will trigger cancer, two studies published on Monday warn — a potential game-changer for the companies developing CRISPR-based therapies.

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    Primary aging is the progressive and inevitable process of bodily deterioration during adulthood. In skeletal muscle, primary aging causes defective mitochondrial energetics and reduced muscle mass. Secondary aging refers to additional deleterious structural and functional age-related changes caused by diseases and lifestyle factors. Secondary aging can exacerbate deficits in mitochondrial function and muscle mass, concomitant with the development of skeletal muscle insulin resistance. Exercise opposes deleterious effects of secondary aging by preventing the decline in mitochondrial respiration, mitigating aging-related loss of muscle mass and enhancing insulin sensitivity. This review focuses on mechanisms by which exercise promotes “healthy aging” by inducing modifications in skeletal muscle.

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    Yemen – U.S. Grants Approval For Genocide

    The genocide in Yemen is going to start tomorrow. Eight million are already on the brink of starvation. Eighteen out of twenty-six million Yemenis live in the mountainous heartlands (green) which are under control of the Houthi and their allies. They are surrounded by Saudi and U.A.E. forces and their mercenaries. There is little agriculture. The only supply line from the outside world will soon be cut off. The people will starve.

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    This is news that isn’t news in Bilderberg-run places, I read Russian news every day because this way, I have some faint idea what is really going on in the world. Today’s Russian news is all about how they are designing a solid-state laser satellite that can vaporize other space objects. This news is causing panic at NASA and our Real Rulers. So it is not reported much. Also, the Bilderberg gang meets in secrecy, as per usual and reporters annoy them, but no reporters from any mainstream news shows up, the little pets!

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    Gowen is a founding partner of Gowen, Rhoades, Winograd and Silva law firm, with offices in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Penn.

    His official bio on the firm’s web site notes that he “left the Public Defender’s office to work for former President William Jefferson Clinton and then-Senator Hillary Clinton. Chris was a fact checker for President Clinton’s memoir, ‘My Life.’”

    “He also served as a traveling aid for President Clinton’s national and international trips. Chris finished his tenure with the Clintons by directing the advance operations for then-Senator Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential campaign.”

    Conservative Review — which first reported Gowen’s extensive Clinton connections Wednesday — said they also include work for the Clinton Foundation and its Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Health Access Initiative. -Daily Caller

    In the video, Goodman can be seen visiting the law offices of Awan’s attorney, where he asks to speak with the former House IT staffer. After his request was denied, Goodman asks: “Is Imran here?”, to which the employee replies “Uh, he is, why?”

    Goodman responds “‘Cause it sounds like he’s answering your phones,” which drew the retort “What’s your point?”

    “Is he working for you?” asks Goodman, to which the employee whispers back “Go away.”


    So we’ve got Imran Awan working for his Clinton-linked attorney, appearing in for his fraud trial in front of an Obama-appointed Judge – perhaps about to receive a plea arrangement – while a litany of allegations against the Awans including high level espionage remain uninvestigated.

    IntercoursetheEU NoDebt Tue, 06/12/2018 – 00:05 Permalink
    Tech support for Congress without a security clearance? Imagine the possibilities. btw, what did that new CIA chief say about waterboarding?

    Why did it take so long for this story to get coverage? Here is a good summary, from LAST YEAR

    azusgm AlaricBalth Tue, 06/12/2018 – 02:20 Permalink
    Chris Gowen has told the court that Imran Awan has been supporting himself as an Uber driver. Claims that his client should not be restricted to less than a 50 mile radius of travel because it might cause employment issues. Imran is wearing an ankle bracelet.

    There is more to the story. Jason Goodman accompanied one of Imran’s tenants of a house Imran owns when they went together to the DC Metro police to hand over her laptop as evidence. Imran had a key to the house and would enter the property 2-3 times a week. Her laptop disappeared for a few days then reappeared on her bed. As stated before, his usual line of work is in IT. Rather than turn over the laptop to the prosecutors as requested, someone at the DC Metro police handed it over to the attorney for the defense. So now Imran is working at the defense attorney’s office where he probably has access to the laptop/evidence.

    Of course, you have to balance this off with the fact that Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s brother Steve is the Asst. US Attorney in the same office that is prosecuting Imran. So, he is in a top supervisory position over the first year line prosecutor who was assigned this case.

    Things are filthy dirty in the swamp.

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    Notably, in a wide-ranging interview with RT News last month, President Assad issued an ultimatum to Syrian Kurdish militias backed by the US: “We’re going to deal with it by two options: the first one we started now opening doors for negotiations, because the majority of them [SDF] are Syrians. Supposedly they like their country, they don’t like to be puppets to any foreigners,” Assad said.

    “If not, we’re going to resort … to liberating those areas by force. It’s our land, it’s our right, and it’s our duty to liberate it, and the Americans should leave. Somehow they’re going to leave,” Assad added while speaking to RT.

    While it appears the Pentagon is now (predictably) selling out the Kurds to Turkey, Assad has consistently taken a pragmatic approach in dealing with the US-backed SDF, reminding them that no foreign supporters could possibly have Syrian best interests in mind: “either you have a country or you don’t have a country” he said in the RT interview of the foreign invasion of Syrian soil over the past years of war.

    Should SDC-SDF and Syrian government negotiations come to full fruition, this could mark lasting peace and the final exit of foreign forces, American troops foremost among them.

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    Integrity today in the Western world has no value. You cannot find integrity in the government, in the global corporations, in the universities and schools, and most certainly not in the media.

    After leaving Assange, an Australian citizen, to Washington’s mercy since 2012, belated pro-Assange protests in Australia forced the US vassal state to come to Assange’s aid before the new corrupt president of Ecuador sells him to Washington for multi-millons of dollars by revoking his asylum.

    When the story was printed in the Sydney Morning Herald, the incompetent or brainwashed, or bought-and-paid-for journalist, Nick Miller, wrote:

    “Assange entered the embassy on June 19, 2012, after he had exhausted his appeals against an extradition order to go to Sweden to face rape and sexual assault allegations. Swedish authorities have since closed their investigation, saying it couldn’t continue without Assange’s presence in their country.”

    Nick Miller has committed libel, whether from his ignorance or from pay.

    There was no extradition order from Sweden for Assange to be returned to Sweden “to face rape and sexual assault allegations.” No such charges were issued by the Swedish prosecutorial office, and no such charges were made by the women involved.

    The case had already been closed by the Swedish prosecutorial office, and the two women who willingly shared their beds with Assange did not press any charges. The Swedish female prosecutor, who many suspect reopened the closed case at the urging of Washington, wrote in the extradition request that she only wanted Assange for questioning.

    Normally, extraditions are not granted for questioning. There has to be actual criminal charges, and there were no such charges against Assange. However, under pressure from Washington, a corrupt UK court granted, perhaps for the first time in history, extradition for questioning.

    Assange’s attorneys understood that if Assange left his embassy refuge and travelled to Sweden to be questioned, there was nothing to prevent Sweden from turning him over to Washington to be tortured, as Washington does, into confession of some crime.

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    NuYawkFrankie Tue, 06/12/2018 – 02:33 Permalink
    re “In The Western World, Truth Is An Endangered Species”…

    …since, in the Axis Of ZOG, “The Agenda” – NOT “The Facts” – determines what “The Truth” is. THe ACTUAL Truth, if it is not in compliance, is shot on sight… then disappeared down the “memory hole” whilst being substituted by a fake facsimile – typically the mirror-image/left-is-right OPPOSITE… to wit:

    Bombs Bring Democracy. Aggression is Liberation. Surveillance Is Freedom. The Persecuted are the Danger. Concentration Camp Gaza a Terrorisr Enclave. Pharma is Health. GMO Good, Natural Bad. Racial Replacement is Tolerance, Questioning is Racist. Mass Immigration is Strength-In-Diverstiy, Objecting is Hate. Homo is admirable, Straight is derisible. Public Schools teach Virtue, Home-Schools teach Bigotry. Mainstream Media Tell Truth, Truth-tellers Tell Lies… etc etc etc

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    MK ULTRA Alpha NuYawkFrankie Tue, 06/12/2018 – 03:51 Permalink
    True, PCR knows about the Zionist but can’t openly criticize Jews. No one who wants to be someone can make one critical comment about what the Jews have done and what they are doing in the US. Freedom of speech is now censored in the US and congress fails to address the loss of our fundamental right, speech.

    The internet is censored and we’re told everyday what we can and can not say and do, not just by the state but mind controlled indoctrinated communist. We are in the middle of soft civil war which can quickly change to a violent struggle even though economic prospects are much better for the whole, the elitist communist who hunger to rule the masses want to institute their planned one class system to be taken care of by the state. A Brave New World utopia designed and ruled by the most wealthy elite of the world. Forget the vote, soon we will be ruled by AI robots controllers planned by the Bilderberg Group. It’s being demonstrated and used in China right now.

    There has been so many US intelligence failures, from Snowden, then the crack down discovered an NSA employee who cleaned out NSA. No word on what happened to him. Then Manning, huge download of war time intelligence, pardoned by Obama. Then there have been too many caught of late selling top secret data on weapons and strategy, while China has cleaned out US corporations like the GE espionage case.

    Well it seems the state wants to make an example of Assange. It was someone on the inside which downloaded data and sent the data, so he would have had contact with someone or it was just sent without knowledge of who it was, the state doesn’t care it wants blood as a demonstration. Thus, an example will be made as a preventive measure, since Pompeo is secretary of state and the torture woman is CIA director, I don’t see any political change in the US in favor of Assange.

    Perhaps if Australia ask for Assange to be returned saying he would be tried under Australian laws might be a solution. The US government’s only position was Assange was in possession of stolen US property, that’s as far as criminal charges can possibly go.

    Lets hope the Australian government sees fit to ask for Assange to be returned to his native country.

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    The Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus have recently demonstrated a new quadcopter drone that can carry a tank-killing rocket launcher.

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    According to The Guardian, Packham, who is a naturalist and broadcaster, is urging people to join him next month on a10-day “bioblitz.” This would involve visiting road verges, farmland, parks, allotments, and community nature reserves across the country to record what wildlife remains. The wildlife to be looked at would range from butterflies to bryophytes, linnets to lichens. Next week, Britain will become the first country in the world to dedicate a national week to helping swifts. The naturalist hopes his bioblitz will showcase their expertise and inspire newcomers to begin to understand and get involved in nature. Packham also wants to focus on farmers. “There are a lot of good farmers out there and we are going to celebrate their work as well,” he said.

    Packham claims that the British people have normalized a “national catastrophe” and only see a wealth of wildlife in nature reserves, with the wider countryside completely devoid of any life. “Nature reserves are becoming natural art installations,” he said. “It’s just like looking at your favorite Constable or Rothko. We go there, muse over it, and feel good because we’ve seen a bittern or some avocets or orchids. But on the journey home there’s nothing – only wood pigeons and non-native pheasants and dead badgers on the side of the road. It’s catastrophic and that’s what we’ve forgotten – our generation is presiding over an ecological apocalypse and we’ve somehow or other normalized it,” added Packham.

    “How many wildflowers can we see? None. Where’s the pink of ragged robin? Where’s the yellow of flag iris? The other colors are not there. It’s not green and pleasant – it’s green and unpleasant,” Packham says despairingly of looking at the rolling hills beyond this year’s setting for Springwatch on the National Trust’s Sherborne estate in the Cotswolds.

    Packham has also posted recent tweets which have gone viral. He commented on the absence of insects during a weekend at his home in the middle of the New Forest national park. He claimed he did not see a single butterfly in his garden. He also said that he sleeps with his windows open but rarely finds craneflies or moths in his room in the morning whereas they were commonplace when he was a young boy.

    This year has been the very worst since I’ve lived here (c.30 years) for insects coming to the windows and outdoor light at night. Hardly any at all. The big question is WHY ? What is it that’s reduced the moths and beetles so much ? The bird numbers seem down too. I’m sure that the dawn chorus used to be much louder here…

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    The North Korean side played its cards exceptionally well. It built its capabilities under enormous pressure and used it to elevate the country to a real player on the international stage. The “maximum pressure” sanction campaign against it is now defused. China, Russia and South Korea will again trade with North Korea.

    In pressing for an early summit Trump defused a conflict that otherwise might have ruined his presidency.

    The losers, for now, are the hawks in Japan, South Korea and Washington who tried their best to prevent this to happen. The winners are the people of Korea, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump. Special prices go to President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and to Dennis Rodman who did their best to make this happen.

    Posted by b on June 12, 2018 at 04:58 AM |

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    Hillary still says that she has no regrets even after Obama timidly voiced a half-hearted and too-little-too-late Libya mea culpa of sorts in 2016.

    Though Hillary’s beloved Libyan Al Qaeda …”rebels” — legitimized and empowered through broad support from the West — are now among the very militias hosting slave auctions and fueling the European refugee crisis, she’s never so much as hinted that regime change in Libya left the country and much of the region in shambles. Instead, she simply chose to conclude her role in the tragic story of Libya with her crazed and gleeful declaration of “we came, we saw, he died.”

    Regime change enthusiasts everywhere please take note of what your blind jingoism has wrought.

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    For months, headlines have crowed of failed parliamentary vote after failed parliamentary vote (most notably by The House of Lords) as (some members of) Theresa May’s government attempt to navigate the path towards Brexit (that her nation democratically voted for).

    While each had vote had its own impact, today’s so-called “meaningful vote” amendment (once again inserted by an obstructionist House of Lords) is critical to the future of Brexit – and also to May’s future – as she faces a rebellion among her own lawmakers ahead of a vote that could hand Parliament the power to direct negotiations if lawmakers don’t like the divorce deal that May brings back from Brussels.

    Moreover, some members of parliament have had death threats ahead of the vote.

    “To my knowledge at least one honourable member on these benches will today and tomorrow not vote in accordance with their conscience because of threats to their personal safety, to members of their Parliamentary staff and members of their family,”

    Withdrawn Sanction Heros Tue, 06/12/2018 – 11:00 Permalink
    My dear Mrs May, what on earth is there to “negotiate?” Your people voted overwhelmingly to exit an unfair (lopsided) and egregious surrender of national sovereignty.

    Simply tell the overpaid under-worked ministers in Brussells, “We’re leaving and all current and future obligations to the EU are hereby rendered null and void. Bye.” Any trade considerations with European countries can be subsequently negotiated bilaterally. Stop pussy footing around and crack on. It’s been 2 years since your people told you what to do, which is glacial even by bureaucratic standards.

    I Am Jack’s Ma… me123me Tue, 06/12/2018 – 10:02 Permalink
    Time for more articles in Brit papers by ethnic Indians (busy colonizing the globe) lamenting that Brexit was really just about anti-immigrant sentiment… a whine that’s really about demanding the native European population commit demographix suicide so more Indians and Chinese and Pakistanis can recreate their countries in neighborhoods all over England and Wales and Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    Brexit is about immigration – and is entirely valid as such – but also about having a (relatively) democratic government.

    They will drag this out and what you’ll see is some ‘deal’ where immigrants continue to pour in.

    Debt serfs, cannon fodder, and the Kalergi Plan.


    (^some of this is nonsense, but most isnt and some of you may agree with the bits I deem nonsense anyway, eg that the black pope/vatican is controlling the rothschilds/global jewry – but I think we need to agree on basic points and agree to disagree otherwise: here, the plan is genocidal, irrespective of who you believe is at the top of the pyramid)

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    Update: While the hostage situation is still active, local media are now reporting that one of the hostages has been released. The exact location of the incident has been cited as the offices of advertising agency Minicom. Police are negotiating with the man to try and save the remaining hostages.

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    A man who reportedly is claiming to have a bomb and a handgun has taken up to three people hostage near the center of Paris, local media is reporting. According to the Mirror, the Rue des Petites Ecuries, in the 10th arondissement where the incident is taking place, is on lockdown as police, fire trucks and ambulances rush to the scene. People nearby have shared images of the armed police presence on social media. According to online reports, the man is demanding to speak with the Iranian embassy. It’s unclear whether the case is terrorism-related.

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    Bastiat I Am Jack’s Ma… Tue, 06/12/2018 – 16:12 Permalink
    The nerve of them to: a) show up; and b) demand to see the evidence against them. What they hell to those damn Russians think this is?

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    Zip_the_Zap Bastiat Tue, 06/12/2018 – 16:16 Permalink
    This gets to be more and more ridiculous as time goes on. I did not know there were so many banana trees in D.C.

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    stacking12321 Zip_the_Zap Tue, 06/12/2018 – 16:22 Permalink
    when i woke up this morning, i would never have expected i’d be reading an article today containing the word pettifoggery:

    the briefing sought by the Special Counsel’s motion is pettifoggery

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    chunga stacking12321 Tue, 06/12/2018 – 16:29 Permalink
    In this case it’s a euphemism for sleaze.

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    1 Alabama chunga Tue, 06/12/2018 – 16:40 Permalink
    Couple moore handfuls of sand and this guy muller is buried.

    monkeyshine janus Tue, 06/12/2018 – 18:12 Permalink
    They have a right to a speedy trial. They have a right to see the evidence against them. They have a right to interview witnesses.

    Pettifoggers will pettifogger, but they will be pasquinaded by the defense and the court will show its disapprobation.

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    RationalLuddite Mr. Universe Tue, 06/12/2018 – 18:19 Permalink
    Bluff called.

    We are in Kafkaesque world now guys. Very very dangerous .

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