War Prayer by Mark Twain.

English: Portrait drawing of Mark Twain's head

Posted April 16, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“O lord our father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth to battle-be thou near them! …O lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead: help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with the hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief…

For our sakes who adore thee, lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet! We ask it in the Spirit of Love, of him who is the source of Love, and who is the ever-faithful refuge and friend of all who are sore beset and seek his aid with humble and contrite hearts. Amen.”

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(Thank you to DogSwede1 at YouTube)

German TV Airs Maidan Massacre World Shocker. News Media Blackout In United States.

Posted April 18, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

Germany television’s equivalent to American TV’s “60 Minutes” last week aired a report which contradicts the Barack Obama and new Ukrainian administrations’ claims that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych is responsible for the sniper murder of over 100 Ukrainian citizens and police officers in late February 2014.

The story has become front page news in Europe and Russia, but for some reason has yet to be reported on any media outlet to the American people. There are two reasons men and women have a very legitimate questioning stance on this German report. Number one is that there has been a great deal of language coming out of Americans’ television sets which paints Russia as the aggressor who needs to become stopped, and the possibility of Russia going ahead to annex more land in Ukraine and other areas in the region.

There is the perception that Viktor Yanukovych is a mass murderer and has led, because the perception also views Russia and Yanukovych as co-conspirators, to possibly inaccurate negative views in America on both Yanukovych and Russia. This has resulted in an escalation of tensions to a very high degree, which increases the odds that violence will break out – and may bring an all-out civil war in Ukraine. It is important that those who were responsible for the killing spree in Kiev are found and jailed. The report out of Germany makes a strong case that Ukraine’s current transition government has, intentionally or unintentionally, mistakenly placed blame on Yanukovych and his Berkut security forces.

The German report has raised very serious questions about the top officials of Ukraine’s new government. Victims of the sniper murders in February left behind family members whose questions and requests from the new rulers have been denied, ignored, or stonewalled. The government has refused to turn over information requested by family members for autopsy reports, medical records, and answers to specific questions. Disturbingly, there could be a major coverup occurring in Kiev over the identity of those who were calling the shots of snipers whose actions, besides killing over 100 innocent human beings, resulted in the overthrow of a democratically elected president.

People have become concerned that perhaps such a coverup is occurring, and that the truth isn’t being genuinely sought. If the current Ukraine high officials were behind the sniper massacre, then 42 million men, women, and children in Ukraine have mass murderers for national leaders. Economics Professor Michael Hudson of the University of Kansas City – Missouri says in the video from The Real News Network that “this is the equivalent of the Bush administration’s lies about Saddam Hussein and Iraq’s “weapons of mass destruction” – used as a pretext for the horrifically tragic and extraordinarily deadly Iraq War.

Mr. Hudson shares a quote (Hudson finds Jimmy Carter the only politician from America speaking out) from former United States President Jimmy Carter last week: “The rest of the world almost unanimously looks at America as the #1 warmonger; that we resort to armed conflict almost at the drop of a hat.” On this blog’s post from the past week “One Hardcore Blog Journey”, a book by Mark Gorton – “The Dominance of the Cabal” – Gorton points out that, since John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, every U.S. president has engaged in high criminality – except Jimmy Carter.

So the situation in Ukraine, if the allegations coming out of the German TV report are serious and credible, is such that it’s possible over 40 million Ukrainians have a national government consisting of premeditated murderers. The all-important questions regarding the continued resistance and effort to ignore, evade, and coverup the truth are in extremely serious need of answering – because there are real consequences for 40 million men, women, and children on this Earth.

Those who have listened to the intercepted phone call between the European Union’s Catherine Ashton and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet from over a month ago may have become equally astonished by the total lack of surprise exhibited by Ms. Ashton after Mr. Paet told her that there were doctors who had treated sniper victims, notably Dr. Olga Bogomolets, who had spoken to him about the possibility that snipers were shooting both police officers and civilian protesters, and that it was not Yanukovych – but the new coalition government group – who was behind the massacre.

Mr. Hudson goes on to read a quote from Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee: “I think you should have thought about that before encouraging the protesters on the Maidan. I think some people (U.S.) didn’t think through all the consequences, and when it comes to grief, will you be there? You can’t be there since you have so many other interests to protect.”

Professor Hudson then says, “It’s as if Barack Obama is channeling Dick Cheney.”

What Barack Obama is not saying about Ukraine

Hudson asks why Barack Obama is not telling the American people his administration backed opponents to Russia that got out of hand. Or apologize because they’ve been killing innocent civilians, or that they’re acting illegally. Hudson wonders why the president isn’t apologizing because they’re kleptocrats, or for closing the East Ukraine’s Russian TV channels. Barack Obama isn’t telling Americans that the new Ukraine regime is engaging in bad behavior which is undemocratic.

The whole world is talking about the German TV Maidan Massacre story but there is a complete blackout in the United States. Professor Hudson believes the only reason for American media silence is that something very serious is going on. Americans are being given reporting that portray Ukrainians as “freedom fighters” standing up to the “Russian Bear” when, according to Professor Hudson, “it’s really a case of America trying to goad Russia into acting intemperately.” At the end of this interview Mr. Hudson states, “So, the question is: where are we going to go from here?”

In my humble opinion it is absolutely critical that the murderers who killed over 100 police and civilians in February in Kiev have to become located as quickly as humanly possible. It is increasingly apparent that an independent law enforcement group, consisting of a multi-national team of the world’s top experts in homicide, must become organized and sent to Kiev so that the truth is known. To be absolutely direct and honest, solving this mass murder case has to become the highest – repeat highest – priority of the world’s leaders, and the world’s people.

Readers may agree or disagree but – risking accusations of journalistic fear-mongering and over-the-top sensationalism – the impossible-to-overstate importance of finding the Kiev sniper murderers has direct consequences for the continuation of the human race. As one who has listened to a number of talks by Professor Michael Hudson, one senses that he is a sincere and straight-talking academic of high stature. In this interview, he shows visible signs of anxiety and shaken psyche for the first time. For this psychological state of being disheveled to overcome him is a sign that urgent and intense action is necessary.

In other words, this German TV expose on murderous actions in Kiev, Ukraine is larger in importance than any of us may even imagine.

Men and women will either ignore this information or use small to large extents of reason to decide on morally appropriate action(s). If you know a police officer, member of the military, or attorney, please seek advice on how to handle your response to this profoundly and potentially deadly serious information.

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Citizens Of Maui, Hawaii: Petition To Ban GMOs Ceremony.

Posted April 17, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force; in other words, the measure of the progress of civilization is the progress of the people.”

- George Bancroft (1800-1891) American historian

ocean77On April 7, 2014, the citizens of Maui County in Hawaii turned in their over 11,000 signatures calling for a ballot referendum to ban genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from their region. The first speaker at a ceremony to mark the occasion noted that Jackson County, Oregon overcame $500,000 spent by genetic food manufacturers to pass a ban on GMOs in that region. He tells the men, women, and children in front of their government building that, since GMOs and their pesticides have come to Maui, the people’s disease rates have increased, and people are dying in higher numbers from cancer.

Another academic points out that he has never been asked to sign any consent form to allow GMOs and chemical pesticides in Maui County, just as every person who receives a flu shot does. He tells his fellow citizens that “we have the right to be heard on this.” An elderly doctor tells the people of Maui that after decades of poisoning the land, “at some point you have to stop poisoning the soil.” His view is that releasing life-forms into the environment is “an extremely risky experiment”, and that “we are coming to realize that we are that experiment.”

He says that scientists around the Earth – from South America, China, Europe, Russia –  are producing and publishing studies showing the harmful consequences of eating genetically modified foods. In those and other regions, men and women are becoming more and more aware of the negative impacts of GM food products; of genetically living modified organisms.

A local Native Hawaiian organic farmer speaks to the gathering: “Today we cleanse the land so that tomorrow plants will grow, and it will be a new day – a new beginning. They’ve brought us into this corner to awaken us – for us to say ‘enough already.’ We have earned the right to go to battle; they will bring us all of these documents, they will throw money. It ain’t about money. It ain’t about greed. It is about doing what is right.”

The film provides an inspirational example of what people are capable of when they take action to do what is right. The song by the young man has lines which point to the importance of understanding the idea of societal movements advocating for the majority of people and not just the few. He doesn’t mention if he wrote the song, but whether he did or not, it is music that speaks in an anthem-like way to current social justice, economic fairness, and peace initiatives which are growing worldwide.

Congratulations to the people of Maui!

The doctor in this short film (The Petition Turn-in Ceremony – The Day Everything Changed On Maui) mentions that scientific GMO studies from around the world are being posted on the organization’s website.

That website is: shakamovement.org

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(Thank you to ShakaMovement Maui at YouTube)

Accurst Be He That First Invented War.

Posted April 15, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“Mankind are then divided into those who are still what they were, and those who have changed: into the men of the present age, and the men of the past. To the former, the spirit of the age is a subject of exultation; to the latter, of terror.”

- John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

earthblog2April 15: the deadline for filing tax returns. So proper, when one remembers the cliché “death and taxes”, that April 15 would be the “dead” line. Some people claim that the 16th Amendment, which allegedly gave the federal government the authority to tax wages, was never legally ratified by the required number of the states. Oh, well. Another subject to research. Has anyone heard if there’s been any really strong laws passed to shut down the more than 70 tax haven locations around the world?

No? Boy, that’s really surprising (not really), seeing it’s tax day and trillions of dollars in taxable revenue are in offshore havens – placed there by the big – too-big-to-jail – banks and the largest transnational corporations. Hmm… maybe the guy or gal who was given the task to let Congress and the Senate know about tax havens directed the email to the wrong address, or forgot the phone numbers of the people in government in charge of tax collection, and stuff.

Perhaps the guy or gal did inform the proper government tax bodies, but the actions to shut down tax evasion has been kept on the quiet for “national security” reasons, because if the Department of Justice (DOJ) were to prosecute any CEOs or CFOs or whichever one of the Big Four accounting firms that facilitated their tax scheme(s), those companies would suffer a loss of their reputation and this may hurt the economy. Yes, one can see the logic is the same as for the frauds committed by mega-banks on Wall Street – prosecuting people for tax evasion in offshore havens would “damage the economy” – so, that makes sense.

But, Matt Taibbi was talking on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman this morning and said that a guy who gets caught with a bag of weed gets thrown behind bars. Matt said even one marijuana cigarette will land a person in jail. Then, he tried to compare consequences of the crimes of those on Wall Street to small-time crimes. Apparently, according to Matt, when white-collar criminals at the mega-banks on Wall Street get caught, the financial cops on the beat hit the banks (shareholders) with monetary fines, and that the CEOs or CFOs who were behind the frauds get no punishment whatsoever.

Evidently, reputations of the man or woman who lands in jail for having a bag of weed is not viewed the same, with regard to importance, as the Wall Street bankers. If he or she ends up in jail for a few weeks or months and loses his or her job, it won’t do any major damage to the economy – just the economy of his family who he can no longer feed, house, and clothe. Heck, most of the small-time criminals in jail are probably there because they lost their jobs after the Wall Street white-collar criminals crashed the world economy in 2007-8.

Yes, it all comes together for the good. The white-collar criminals, if DOJ were to prosecute and jail them, wouldn’t be able to get these criminals off the street by crashing the economy and millions of jobs. Allowing Wall Street criminals to continue with impunity is a law enforcement sting operation! The Wall Street guys probably have a gold-plated “McGruff, the Crime-fighting Dog” prominently displayed in their offices, kind of like when Elvis Presley was an honorary member of the FBI. Wall Street bankers are really crime-fighters and, just like that one CEO who testified in Congress said, “doing the work of God”.

Wall Street criminals are actually undercover cops – turning in the tax evaders/cheats, Ponzi-scheme operators, derivatives fraudsters, front-running high-frequency stock traders, and the like – just like the cops who let their hair grow long and infiltrate drug rings. Come to think of it, the accountants at the big four accounting firms, the lawyers at the largest legal firms in the world, are probably undercover agents too.

The undercover accountants and lawyers are turning in crooks who they “sting” by engineering tax evasion schemes for them, and their customers have no clue that they are being setup for a fall, just like John DeLorean when he got caught on tape accepting bribes, or whatever. So, this explains why Eric Holder hasn’t prosecuted these guys. They’re working undercover. This explains why there have been zero prosecutions of those who participated in massive frauds leading up to the financial crash. Every last one of them is an undercover financial cop.

When HSBC got caught laundering $850 million for two drug cartels, the men who facilitated the laundering couldn’t be prosecuted because if they were they wouldn’t be able to sting the next drug kingpins that walk into their offices. When the 16 largest mega-banks on Earth colluded to fix Libor interest rates, or when they engineer tax haven schemes for their “high net worth” customers, they weren’t doing it to make out-of-this-world profits, they were doing it to keep regular people who were in 401k and pension plans from having extra money to buy weed. This is amazing. When people are all angry and all in the streets protesting about the “greedy banksters”, they don’t realize the banksters are actually doing the community a valuable service – God’s work – by disallowing millions of men and women retirees to become weed-smoking, Doritos-eating, tree-hugging, “peace, man”, Led Zeppelin-listening, zombies.

Enough of this poor Steven Colbert impersonation.

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Although attempts at clever ways (lame) of using humor have their place at times, the underlying facts are anything but laughable. The following video, and you may agree or disagree with the facts asserted, tells the viewer that $32 trillion is now hidden in offshore tax havens by Wall Street banks and large transnational corporations. The report asserts that 68 cents from every American’s tax dollar goes toward military expenditure.

It states that 1/2 of all Americans are living near or below the poverty line, and that 17 million children in America will go to bed tonight hungry. There’s a man saying that America is not a democracy, but a “corpocracy”, unaccountable to citizens but answering to corporate, moneyed interests. The film conveys that Martin Luther King was killed by entities in the American government because he was on the verge of leading millions of poor people on a march to Washington, D.C. and the Pentagon in protest of inequality and militarism. Lawyer William Pepper, in 1999, convinced jurors that elements of the U.S. government, the Memphis Police Department – not James Earl Ray – were responsible for the murder of Martin Luther King – a trial and verdict completely ignored and unreported by the American media.

Another man points out that Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, John and Robert Kennedy, and others were assassinated because they advocated peace on Earth. He says that an awareness of these facts should come as a shocking reminder to the men and women of the peace movement.

The consequences of entering the military, where most enlist not to become involved in warfare but for perceived economic benefits, are various but most intensely felt when men and women do end up on the battlefield. One man states that studies show human beings have an inherent, built-in quality which instinctively results in an extreme aversion to killing another human being. Essentially, killing another human being is an action which directly contradicts one’s conscience, resulting in extremely difficult to manage psychological problems – most commonly called Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD).

PTSD isn’t just some academic term used by psychologists and psychiatrists, but is truly indicative of a shattered conscience, spiritually disastrous, and soul-destroying condition from either witnessing horrific deaths or causing same. Veterans experiencing extreme damage to their bodies, minds, and souls from war are then prescribed potent, dangerous, probably suicidal-thoughts producing psychotropic drugs. The statistic featured in this short film of 22 veterans or active-duty troops committing suicide every day is of the most damning indictments on war imaginable.

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(Thank you to RT at YouTube)

The Global Banking Game Is Rigged, and the FDIC Is Suing by Ellen Brown

Jerry "Peacemaker":

Ellen Brown and Bill Black write the math on the chalkboard: Interest rate swaps derivatives + Libor-rate-rigging by 16 of the Earth’s largest mega-banks + Inaction by the world’s highest law enforcement and financial regulatory officials = The most massive financial crimes/frauds in world history. Thank you for posting this – absolutely incredible information.

Originally posted on Dandelion Salad:

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
April 13, 2014

Taxpayers are paying billions of dollars for a swindle pulled off by the world’s biggest banks, using a form of derivative called interest-rate swaps; and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has now joined a chorus of litigants suing over it. According to an SEIU report:

Derivatives… have turned into a windfall for banks and a nightmare for taxpayers…. While banks are still collecting fixed rates of 3 to 6 percent, they are now regularly paying public entities as little as a tenth of one percent on the outstanding bonds, with rates expected to remain low in the future. Over the life of the deals, banks are now projected to collect billions more than they pay state and local governments – an outcome which amounts to a second bailout for banks, this one paid directly out…

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Viktor Yanukovych: Ukraine On Brink Of Civil War.

Posted April 14, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

The chief source of the serious evils which affect man is man himself: homo homini lupus.”

- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher

Suits 11As of April 14, 2014 no Western major media groups have interviewed ousted Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych. Perhaps it’s an unusual question, but, “why?” CNN has devoted hundreds of hours on-air to “reporting” on Malaysia Flight 370 over the past month or so, then serious people are asking what all the excessive, way-over-the-top effort relates to as far as programming decisions. One would think that an exclusive interview of Viktor Yanukovych would bring CNN, Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, and other mainstream media corporations near record viewership, but for some reason the opportunity to make a huge profits/ratings score has been turned down.

Such an interview would be the equivalent of getting Ferdinand Marcos after he was thrown out by the people of the Philippines, or Al Gore days after the 2000 Supreme Court decision that handed George W. Bush the presidency, or Richard Nixon days after he waved the peace sign while standing on the running helicopter. An interview now with Yanukovych would be the same as getting the Shah of Iran to sit down after the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

Some important and timely questions could be directed at Mr. Yanukovych:

  • Were you, Mr. Yanukovych, the person who gave the orders in February to the snipers in Maidan Square, Kiev to shoot down and kill near 100 police officers and civilian protesters?
  • If you didn’t issue the order, who do you believe was behind the sniper murders?
  • How would you describe the events starting in November 2013 that led to your fleeing to Russia?
  • The reports that you stole hundreds of millions, perhaps tens of billions, of dollars from the Ukraine Treasury and people. Is that true, and if you deny this, can you prove you didn’t steal any public money?
  • How do you respond to the records found near your home after you left the country which list many offshore tax havens? What are your views on tax havens?
  • Would you like to correct any news reports you feel have falsely accused you of misconduct or illegality?
  • Do you believe you are still the democratically elected President of Ukraine, and that you should rightfully be given back your position?
  • What in your view should be done now for the best outcome in Ukraine?
  • Do you have any regrets? Do you feel you owe any apologies to the Ukrainian people?
  • Is there anything we’ve not covered, do you have any final message to share with viewers?

As of April 14, 2014 CNN, Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc. have not asked Viktor Yanukovych these – or any – questions on-air. In the interest of balance and truth, and especially a concern for the innocent men, women, and children of Ukraine who would feel the tragic effects of a civil war in that land, here is what Viktor Yanukovych said in recent days after people died in the Eastern part of Ukraine.

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“Blood was shed today. From now on the situation in our country is fundamentally different. Ukraine is on the brink of a civil war. I’d like to remind everyone that when we were in Kiev we would not use such methods, even against radicals and extremists. Ukraine’s socioeconomic situation is quickly deteriorating. The country is spiraling toward inevitable bankruptcy – let us recall how it all started.”

“It started on the Maidan, where a group of nationalists imposed its will on the majority of Ukrainians, using violence and later weapons. The people of Ukraine will never put up with such authoritarianism, especially coming from nationalists. People living in various regions are looking for ways to protect themselves and the future of their children. hey want to live in a free country, speak their native tongue, have a voice, and elect local officials. These are the demands of the regions.”

“How can you replace dialogue with the methods they have offered? The language of machine guns and armor? Don’t they understand that what the country doesn’t need today is a hurried election but a wide dialogue that would lead to consensus? More power should be delegated to the regions, people should have the right to elect their regional leaders – both in Western and Eastern Ukraine. The regions don’t want to put up with the dictates of the central government.”

“That’s why the only acceptable solution today is to call a referendum that would calm the situation in the country down, stop the civil war, and preserve Ukraine from a breakup. After that, a new constitution should be adopted, and only then should there be parliamentary and presidential elections. This is a legitimate and fair demand by the Ukrainian people who seek protection from authoritarianism, lawlessness, and humiliation.”

“One more thing. By dismissing the legitimate demands of the Ukrainian people a separatism, and describing an insignificant group of people as revolutionaries, they intentionally divide our society – furthering the country’s disintegration. I would like to say a few words about the steps being taken by the so-called Ukrainian authorities, who will sooner or later be held accountable for the decisions they are making today. I can tell you straight away you will be prosecuted…”

“As Commander-in-Chief, I tell the troops – police, security service officers – don’t follow their criminal orders. Don’t shoot at Ukrainians. People will never forgive you if you do.”

“Also, I would like to mention that the United States was directly involved in the recent events. Through diplomatic channels and intelligence services it is not just playing an inactive role. It tells people what they should do and how they should do it. According to reports I have received from Ukrainian security services and other government institutions, CIA Director Brennan has visited Kiev. He had meetings with the illegitimately appointed chiefs of Ukraine’s security agencies. It was after those meetings that the decision to use force in Eastern Ukraine was then made. Basically, Mr. Brennan sanctioned the use of force and instigated bloodshed. Thus, the United States also played a role in unleashing this civil war…”

“I appeal to the people of Ukraine. Don’t let the pseudo-advocates of Euro-integration destroy our country. Preserve the unity of Ukraine, defend your future. The people of Ukraine alone have the right to decide the future of their country. Thank you.”

At this point in the press address, Yanukovych’ equivalent to America’s Attorney General and Interior Secretary spoke. Among their comments were, “Legal and social institutions are intentionally being destroyed in Ukraine today”, “What about morality? What about ethics?”, and “They are unable to deal with the situation in a peaceful way.”

God help the men, women, and children of Ukraine.

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(Thank you to RT at YouTube)

One Hardcore Blog Journey.

Posted April 13, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

cropped-suits-3.jpgThe idea to share in a post a sort of report on other bloggers’ articles came to mind, so here are brief summaries of recent writings from blogs I follow. For whatever reason the levels of seriousness and sobriety seems to have risen. Perhaps the various messages will synthesize in some meaningful way, and lead to a renewed determination to disseminate the truth to our brothers and sisters around the Earth.

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NATO Secretary General (SG) Fogh Rasmussen works to keep Europe and Russia divided according to Washington’s agenda. Rasmussen tells Russia to “stop escalating this crisis and start engaging in a genuine dialogue”. The writer points out that Russia has been calling for dialogue since Kiev, Ukraine experienced street violence starting in November 2013. (Why are the discussions between John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov secret? Shouldn’t the people of America, Russia, and Ukraine (and the world) be hearing exactly what these men are saying to each other? Events in Ukraine have consequences for people everywhere.)

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Earlier this month Rasmussen decided to suspend all civilian and military coöperation with Russia. Russia’s foreign ministry says that they haven’t heard from the NATO SG Rasmussen any constructive agenda or care about sooner normalization of the situation in Ukraine, while pointing out that NATO has turned a blind eye to extremist forces in Ukraine.

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NATO published satellite photos of 35,000 to 40,000 Russian troops stationed on the Ukraine border, however Russia stated the photos are of a Russian military exercise from 8 months ago – August 2013. (Are the photos from April 2014 or August 2013?) Moldova’s autonomous region of Gagauzia (pop. 150,000) has asked Russia to establish a consulate to build closer trade and education relations. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that Washington remains concerned about the political situation in Moldova and “we are providing an additional $10 million in assistance to Moldova… So, obviously we are working very closely with the Moldovan government on a range of issues and are concerned, of course, about Russian escalatory moves in the region”.

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Children in Afghanistan make up 88% of the 70 casualties since 2012 from unexploded, unmarked, randomly-scattered munitions covering around 800 square miles. The U.S. has combed 3% of the area so far. Two Afghan teenagers last month were looking for scrap metal near a firing range used by U.S. and Polish forces, stepped on a 400mm grenade and were killed.

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Republican governors refuse to allow constituents to use expanded access to Medicaid which is part of the Affordable care Act. The federal government pays 90% or more of the cost, so governors are substituting bad fiscal policy for good, while 5 million Americans have been denied access to healthcare in those Republican governor states.

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John Boehner’s position as House Speaker is under threat because of republican infighting between Tea Party and moderate members of the party.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to underwrite college classes in 10 of the state’s prisons, noting that the cost of $5,000 per inmate per year is a bargain compared to the $60,000 per year to incarcerate one prisoner. Critics hold it’s unfair to give free education to criminals while law-abiding citizens have to pay. The writer proposes free college for everybody - including prisoners.

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The recent McCutcheon decision of the Supreme Court reflects just a continuance of America’s “zombie democracy”; in America democracy has never been realized or truly alive. Citizens United, gutting of the Voting Rights Act, a surplus of state laws to suppress voting, felony disenfranchisement, and McCutcheon all signal the arrival of a true “zombie democracy”, so let’s put the zombie out of its misery.

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United States and Romania air forces partner for two-week exercises, conducting range operations and joint sorties to enhance interoperability. The exercise shows the high level of military coöperation between NATO partners and reflects the strength of that partnership.

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United Nations independent expert calls for all governments to cut back on military expenditures, justify spending to their citizens, and block attempts to hijack national priorities at the expense of citizens’ needs. Tax revenue needs redirection to civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights, research into sustainable energy and environment, education, health-care, and research. This redirection of public funds would come from significant reductions in nations’ military spending.

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In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna tells Arjuna: “there is a supreme consciousness through which it is possible to be one with all, yet above all, to exceed world and yet embrace the whole nature at once of the cosmic and supracosmic Godhead. This is difficult indeed for limited man imprisoned in his mind and body; but, says the Godhead, ‘be a doer of my works, accept me as the supreme being and object, become my Bhakta, be free from attachment and without enmity to all existences; for such a man comes to me’. In other words superiority to the lower nature, unity with all creatures, oneness with the cosmic Godhead and the transcendence, one of will with the divine in works, absolute love for the one and for God in all – this is the way to that absolute spiritual self-exceeding and that unimaginable transformation”.

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A number of photos from Manzar, California in remembrance of World War II and over 110,000 mostly Japanese-Americans ordered to internment camps in California and other western states. Francis Biddle, U.S. Attorney General in 1944 said: “we should never have moved the Japanese from their homes and their world. It was un-American, unconstitutional, and un-Christian”.

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The multi-billionaire Koch brothers spent $400 million during the 2012 elections. Their father was one of the founders of the John Birch Society in 1958, which advocated ending Social Security, the minimum wage, Medicare, and public schools. (The current adherents to John Birch Society ideals may represent a kind of new civil war in America. A class war and a racist war, fought not with guns but through the Supreme Court that’s made unlimited money (speech) a huge part of the political process in America; a plutocracy or oligarchy.)

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People in Eastern Ukraine are calling for a referendum to vote on whether to leave Ukraine for Russia. The political clash is almost a mirror of protests in western (Kiev)Ukraine that led to the ouster of Viktor Yanukovych. Some are calling the country “broken Ukraine” and the new government in Kiev is threatening a crackdown on pro-Russian protesters. In the eastern city of Kharkov, 70 activists were arrested and sentenced to two months in prison and fines of $14,000 each.

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The very small group of Senkaku Islands, administered by Japan for decades but recently claimed by China as sovereign, could be taken by a U.S. Navy-Marine Corps team, according to Lt. Gen. John Wissler, Commander of forces in Japan.

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“A fearless, outspoken, unbiased newspaper is not only a desideratum (something that’s needed and wanted) to a backward and undeveloped nation, but an indispensable tool for progress”, Gambian journalist Melville Benoni Jones wrote in 1960. A Gambian historian described Jones as “combining crusading journalism with militant politics and trade unionism to challenge British colonial rule”.

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Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources at the University of Arizona Guy McPherson asserts that runaway global warming is already on a path to cause the extinction of the human race – as detailed in his book “Going Dark”. Carbon dioxide levels are likely higher now than in the last 20 million years, and carbon dioxide is but one of many greenhouse gases. Since 2000, 13 of the 14 hottest years on record have occurred.

“Self-reinforcing feedback loops” have begun because of tremendous concentrations of methane in the northern hemisphere. Methane is bubbling out of the Arctic Ocean equivalent to 1,000 to 10,000 gigatons of carbon release, compared to 300 gigatons of carbon released by fossil fuel burning from 1850-2014. The 1,000 to 10,000 gigatons from the Arctic is one of but many sources of methane around the planet. A 50 gigaton methane “burp” is possible at any time.

Half the plankton in the oceans has been lost in the recent decades, these profound methane releases threaten all plankton in the years ahead – along with the extinction of the human race. Two hundred species are being driven to extinction every day. Some are proposing geoengineering, but Professor McPherson believes it would make no difference or make matters worse. He sees nothing to offer that would instill any hope of a turnaround and states, “the situation is truly desperate”.

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Mark Gorton is a prominent financier and businessman who founded the music sharing site LimeWire, and runs Tower Research – a high-frequency trading firm. The Huffington Post dubbed him “the new face of Wall Street”.

Mark Gorton also believes that the ruthless, secret cabal that assassinated John and Robert Kennedy – and planned 9/11 – could be coming to kill his family.

Gorton has written essays laying out his theories on the secret, high-level murderous cabal that is responsible for the JFK/RFK assassinations, the presidential careers of the Bushes, the Clintons, and Obama, the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 plot, and the murder of countless witnesses, politicians, and journalists who sought to expose them, including Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone.

According to Mark Gorton, everything has been an inside job.

Read “The Political Dominance of the Cabal” by Mark Gorton. A lengthy, detailed expose that will shock and astound. Please share the link to Scribd with who you feel necessary.

 

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An astonishing journey which touched on extremely hardcore information. The post about Professor McPherson was the most important, and came from an interview with Thom Hartmann on Hartmann’s “Conversations With Great Minds” over at Dandelion Salad. Very difficult scientific discussion. Mark Gorton’s information has to be one of the most – the most – explosive expose on criminality in the last century.

Please share/add any information you feel is relevant, important, elaborative or corrective of errors. Thank you.

Jesse, Cenk, And The World’s Truthseekers: Oh, The Possibilities.

Posted April 12, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.”

- Charles Peguy (1873-1914)

mountain11Jesse Ventura of “Off the Grid” and Cenk Uygur of “The Young Turks” spend some time talking about the state of the media and why people are turning away from the mainstream to the alternative/internet sources. Mr. Uygur and Mr. Ventura have both experienced dealing with media corporations’ shaping and constraining their on-air talent to conform to less-than-true journalism.

Time will tell what extent of truth they unveil in the days and weeks ahead. Placing a quote from Thomas Jefferson warning about giving the power to create money to private corporations toward the end of their discussion was both surprising and encouraging. It would seem to give evidence that these are men who have decided to speak the truth to the American people, at a time when the people are well ready for it.

The program begins with a screen reading a question about the possibility of a President Ventura. Although Mr. Ventura comes across as the guy you’d want to have a beer with, as a man who enjoys a laugh with his friends, some have the opinion that he may lack the gravitas to become president. One thing he has going for him which voters would like is that he speaks his mind with a consistent drive toward the truth about issues.

If only he had never been a professional wrestler. Mr. Ventura has to be given credit for accepting no corporate or PAC money when he ran for governor of Minnesota, and his firm stance on keeping lobbyists out of his office after his election. He shares the “beer drinking buddy” personality with George W. Bush but, in direct contrast to the intentionally lying, war criminal, mass murderer Bush, Ventura is someone who comes across as a man who people can trust.

He’d be an interesting candidate for president at least because he will bring up issues and historical facts that need to be in the awareness of American citizens. Would he win? The people of Minnesota and surrounding states were probably surprised when he became the governor. Many people are probably hoping he does run, simply to provide a “truth shakeup” in both Washington, D.C. and around the country.

Maybe during primary debates he’ll say enough about September 11, 2001 that a real investigation gets done, which after more than a dozen years is absolutely necessary to arrive at the truth of what truly happened on that historic day. Maybe during those same primary debates he’ll say enough about the private central banks around the world like the United States Federal Reserve that the “taboo” subject of government issue and control of currency will become the topics of conversations between “beer buddies” watching the football game across America.

Maybe Cenk Uygur’s efforts with Wolf Pac (wolf-pac.com) will become successful, and money will finally be removed from the election/campaign/political process in America. Maybe Cenk Uygur will become one of the finest journalists the United States has ever seen, doing reporting that brings truth to the people in ways journalist “hall-of-famers” from the past could only have dreamed of.

Maybe Mr. Uygur will join forces with Jesse Ventura and other men and women reporters – with all truth-seekers – and produce interviews, documentaries, and panel discussions that will amaze viewers around the world, exposing high, medium, and small levels of corruption, illegality, immorality, and every other destructive action taken by human beings that hurt – not help – their fellow human beings’ chances to live more peaceful, happy lives.

Maybe, after exposing the tragedy-inducing actions of human beings, these truth servants and loyalists – along with a worldwide internet team of men and women aiming for the same goals – will continue on and produce interviews, documentaries, essays, and panel discussions that will amaze viewers around the world, bringing forward high, medium, and small levels of solutions, rule-of-law, moral backbone, and actions taken that help – not harm – their fellow men and women around the world through creation of a more just and peaceful, sharing and caring way of living on this Earth.

Maybe?…

So be it.

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(Thank you to Jesse Ventura at YouTube)