Planned Obsolescence: Why products we buy suck

Scope this documentary The Light Bulb Conspiracy on the bluntly named International Energy Cartel. This group of industrialist asset holders got together and agreed to limit the life of products so they could sell us more crap. Internal documents are presented in this film or facts not fiction.

If your pissed at how crappy things are built from panty hose and hair ties to computer printers and light bulbs then watch this to learn more. This phenomena is responsible for escalating the degradation of the environment, pollution, mining, wasting resources and forcing people to waste more of their lives. 

San Bernadino Shooting America in the Foot

Unlike a slew of nitwits who assumed facts on the recent shooting in San Bernadino I have been waiting for some facts to surface before speaking up. It turns out that Muslim jihadists were to blame, not crazy white men as many gun control advocates jumped to believe. Additionally these folks were being watched by the FBI? Stellar monitoring skills, clearly.

Apparently the shooting coincided at a place where active shooter scenario drills have been performed monthly for some time. According to the LA Times when a women saw the activity durig the shooting she texted "Drill started." Also, the Washington Times reported the couple behind the shooting recently travelled to Saudi Arabia and were meeting with four others in the US who were watched by counterterrorism officials.

So despite the virtual obliteration of privacy and surveillance on America this attack happened. So what is the point if it results in a complete failure?

More gun control will not solve the issue as the guns were obtained llegally to boot. Two amendments on expanded background checks applying to guns in private sales and online purchases failed to pass in the Senate. The White House is considering an Executive Order to bypass Congressional approval. In the clip below a reporter asked if stricter gun control would have prevented the shooting and White House press secretary Josh Earnest replied, “Of course not.”

Something stinks. Like the visa process the shooter Tashfeen Malik went through giving a fake address and previously declaring loyalty to IS on Facebook. The State Department spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau replies to a reporter in the video below that she is satisfied with the their work. Perhaps the point of the terrorist watchlist is to watch them perform acts of terror? Then strip Americans of more rights each time.

Great job invading Iraq on false pretenses and facilitating this virulent strain of Al-Qaeda. Without ISIS a flesh eating parasite would not be able to fluorish from dumping all the bodies in the street. Nor would the military industrial complex be able to thrive and the dimishing of security and privacy fo all.

Obama attacks TPP critics, claims transparency while it is not

This article points out the irony of Obama's administration, once self-promoted as the most transparent in history, now claims the TPP text is not secret when nobody can read it except select people in Congress who cannot take notes, pictures, bring staff or get copies of it. The Trans Pacific Partnership is a looming threat to the already virtually non-existent free market that will also undermine the sovereignty of nations involved. Industry leaders of Hollywood have more access to the document than members of Congress. Obama is throwing a fit publicly about dissent on the TPP:

“The one that gets on my nerves the most is the notion that this is a ‘secret’ deal,” Obama said. “Every single one of the critics who I hear saying, ‘this is a secret deal,’ or send out emails to their fundraising base saying they’re working to prevent this secret deal, can walk over today and read the text of the agreement. There’s nothing secret about it.”

Once again the light of day would vanquish these dark proceedings, if only it was transparent. These conspirators are spending loads of time and money into constructing this plan. If it fails they will likely tuck it into a bill on government transparency, because that is how evil people get off on being evil.

JP Morgan Chase spent $9 Billion to silence whistleblower

Back in 2006 Alayne Fleischmann witnessed massive securities fraud in banks mortgage operations. JP Morgan Chase and even the US Justice Department made efforts to silence her. Here is a powerful excerpt from this Rolling Stone article:

She was blocked at every turn: by asleep-on-the-job regulators like the Securities and Exchange Commission, by a court system that allowed Chase to use its billions to bury her evidence, and, finally, by officials like outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, the chief architect of the crazily elaborate government policy of surrender, secrecy and cover-up. "Every time I had a chance to talk, something always got in the way," Fleischmann says.

Recently big banks like Citigroup, Chase and Bank of America were able to give "cash for secrecy. The banks paid big fines, without trials or even judges – only secret negotiations that typically ended with the public shown nothing but vague, quasi-official papers called "statements of facts," which were conveniently devoid of anything like actual facts."

Fleischmann could be sued into oblivion by these financial juggernauts but refuses complicity in what she calls "the biggest financial cover-up in history." She had humbler ambitions in her early career but worked in Wall Street to pay off her student loan debt. Seems like corruption has forced her back to her roots. It is unlikely she will be able to work on Wall Street again with the backlash that haunts whistleblowers as she has experienced.

Attorney General Eric Holder gave civil immunity to Chase. Government "investigators" did not contact Fleishmann, the key witness. In 2010 Goldman Sachs paid $550 million to settle one case and get immunity from charges in other crooked mortgage deals where it misled investors about subprime mortgages.

Cases where Fleishmann would make a great witness include the Fort Worth Employees' Retirement Fund. They asked Chase to release documents to her but a Chase attorney told the judge she could not "testify to anything of importance." The Federal Magistrate Judge James C. Francis IV took Chase's lawyers at their word and rejected access for Fleishmann. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh made similar request Chase stalled, then abruptly settled prevented Fleishmann from testifying.

While still hoping to be heard Fleishmann saw a speech by Holder that made her wince. The title "No Company is Too Big to Jail," sounded good in principle but "It was classic Holder: full of weird prevarication, distracting eye twitches and other facial contortions. It began with the bold rejection of the idea that overly large financial institutions would receive preferential treatment from his Justice Department." As the speech went on it evolved into saying generally that "regulators have to agree not to allow automatic penalties to kick in, so that bad banks can stay in business.." At a later speech Holder argued the institutional culture is the problem and responsibility is impossible to pin-point.

Fleishmann is confident in helping facilitate justice and that "the proof is easily there for all the elements of the crime as defined by federal law – the bank made material misrepresentations, it made material omissions, and it did so willfully and with specific intent, consciously ignoring warnings from inside the firm and out." Another investigation is under way but if you can see the trend and if the Holder's will is done, nothing will come of it.

The article concludes grimly:

The people who stole all those billions are still in place. And the bank is more untouchable than ever – former Debevoise & Plimpton hotshots Mary Jo White and Andrew Ceresny, who represented Chase for some of this case, have since been named to the two top jobs at the SEC. As for the bank itself, its stock price has gone up since the settlement and flirts weekly with five-year highs. They may lose the odd battle, but the markets clearly believe the banks won the war. Truth is one thing, and if the right people fight hard enough, you might get to hear it from time to time. But justice is different, and still far enough away.

 

FBI, stops another terror plot it created, good job!

For anyone paying attention to post-911 terrorist plot thwarting record of the US government instead of the wide array of ball handling statistics in the world of sports, the government has been setting up various terror threats and patting itself on the back for "stopping" them. In the latest example of this an FBI agent was providing terrorist-type literature, namely The Anarchist Cookbook Al-Qaeda's magazine "Inspire" and to its patsies. In response to the heinous plot, California Senator Diane Feinstein suggested this proves we need to censor the internet more. This is in spite of her previous attempts back as far as 1997 to get The Anarchist Cookbook banned though it is protected free speech, and was rebutted by the Department of Justice. She has nothing to say apparently about how this plot was constructed by the FBI itself, just jumps on the opportunity to be a tyrant. Feinstein's husband Frank N. has not released a public statement to my knowledge. The article points out Senator Feinstein is incidentally informing people of the existence of TAC just like the FBI agent did!

How the US became Murder Inc.

Drones have become a predisposed style of warfare today for the US military despite their clear shortfalls. An article by Paul Craig Roberts summarizes the book "Kill Chain: The Rise Of The High-Tech Assassins," by Alexander Cockburn.

Drones lead to indiscriminate murder of innocent civilians and even our own troops. Roberts defines the military strategy as more of assassination than combat.

The book contains failed reconnaissance provided by a drone in Afghanistan leading to waves of Navy Seals and Army Rangers taking fire despite a drone reporting no enemy presence. Older troop support spy planes have been phased out and when used outperform expensive drones, "The Air Force admitted that the 50-year old U-2 could fly higher and in bad weather and take better pictures." Lucrative military contracts and decreased personnel danger promotes the perpetuation of this failed strategy of drones. Pentagon data reveal a 75% mission failure rate, nonetheless the Air Force is forced to buy them.

Another twisted strategy is the use of assassination to attempt drawing high value target leadership to funerals which are then targeted assuming success of eliminating valued targets. The book opens with a group of innocent people willfully defined as enemy troops en route to attack US personnel, as revealed by drone operators conversation, thus they were blown to pieces. As far back as Vietnam an indigenous tribe was relentless bombed since motion sensors were placed in their territory.

Such a twisted strategy sounds effective only to breed hatred towards the US.  Which is great if you want to promote business demand. Like how a dentist invented cotton candy. Roberts sums it up by saying: "What the US military has done in Afghanistan and Iraq is to create far more enemies than it has killed. Every time high-tech killing murders a village gathering, a wedding or funeral, or villagers on the way to the capital, which is often, the US creates hundreds more enemies. This is why after 14 years of killing in Afghanistan, the Taliban now control most of the country. This is why Islamist warriors have carved a new country out of Syria and Iraq despite eight years of American sacrifice in Iraq estimated by Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes to have cost Americans a minimum of $3 trillion. The total failure of the American way of war is obvious to all, but the system rolls on autonomously.

There is a great story of retired general used to fight a supposedly fixed fight with a high-tech deck stacked against him. The high-tech forces suffered a massive defeat. The battle was refought with further one-sided rules until the hi-tech forces could not lose, these details of the fixed fight were classified. Reminds me of the movie Pentagon Wars, based on a true story, where the failure that is the Bradley Tank became an overbudget joke in itself with a slew of insane and contradictory add-ons, originally being a light armored personnel carrier. The fixed testing was a fraud to make it  "success on paper". 

Obama to send troops after ISIS if they acquire nukes

Will the burden of proof be a painstakingly accurate as the Bush administration's claims of WMDs in Iraq? Below is a great compilation of bullshit from that propaganda campaign. As Bush said, you got repeat things to "catapult the propaganda." These shameless lying demons even lie about the lies they previously made when caught red-handed! When revealed to be liars they play dumb so they do not come of as exploitative maniacal psychopathic manipulators.

UK-Somali relations tainted by corruption, oil & weapons

A UN based arms embargo against Somalia was lifted to help fight Al-Qaeda. Brilliant. A recent UN report analyzed relations between Britain and Somalia claiming continued corruption is the predominant style of government operating there.

The report claims 70-80% of the weapons are being diverted to the open market. The current president Hassan Sheik Mohamud allegedly has an advisor, Musa Haji Mohamed Ganjab, who allegedly conducted arms deals with the militant jihadist group Al-Shabaab. They both deny any relation or role in these accusations. Al-Shabaab merged with Al-Qaeda in 2012 as announced online in a video. It's predecessor, al-Ittihad al-Islami (AIAI), was partly funded by Osama Bin Laden according to the CFR. Al-Shabaab has been behind massacres of non-muslim and blamed for "killed international aid workers, journalists, civilian leaders and African Union peacekeepers." The UN has done nothing to replace the restrictions just ask them to "improve its compliance."

Somalia's corrupt politicians known to support radical jihadists with arms are given guns normally not allowed to them so they can supposedly fight Al-Qaeda. The insanity doesn't stop there, involving nuclear waste dumping offshore and illegal pillaging of their fisheries. 

Britain has pledged millions to "rebuild" the country which translates as neo-colonialist meddling to me. Recently a UK-based oil firm received the green light to drill in Somalia.

A little background history on Somalia is useful, as it is for the subjects of any news story. The government collapsed in 1991 opening their shores to some real pirates. Without a coast guard the fisheries have been pillaged by profiteers devastating Somalia livelihoods. Nuclear waste dumped offshore sickening its people. So-called pirates evolved from former fisherman to profit on ransom of 25,000 ships in transit to or from the Gulf of Aden. Those who participate in these ransoms live well and are revered in communities for their large bankrolls. The rate of recruiting and hijackings are accelerating.

Somalia has recently been deemed by UNICEF to have the highest child mortality rate in the world, 180 deaths per 1,000 births as of 2010 and worsening. The UNICEF report states "Six areas in southern Somalia have been declared famine zones." Furthermore, "Even before this current crisis, one in six children was dying before their fifth birthday. ... There is no doubt that Somalia is one of the toughest places for a child to survive.”

So there is some of the real story on what is happening in Somalia. Spread the word that bashing struggling fishermen is absurd.

Former German editor confessed being CIA agent manipulator

“I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I’ve been educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public,” Udo Ulfkotte told Russia Today. Ulfkotte was an editor of a large German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and worked for the CIA during that time. He has since repented in the apparent resurrection of the Cold War today, " it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia.”

Here are a couple videos breaking down the editorial control strategy of JP Morgan and the Council on Foreign Relations in the US. The CFR Shillary Clinton joked "tell her what to do." The master manipulators know how to weave strings together and who to attach them to and create their puppet show.

Here is Norman Dodd, former member of a Congressional investigation into the activities of tax-exempt foundations un-American activities. The investigation, and many other like it, were never completed. The material may be dry to some but listening to what he has to say would show some respect to an elder who has some real stuff to say not bitching about how far he had to walk to school.

This is no conspiracy theory as noted in a 1976 Congressional investigation, "The CIA currently maintains a network of several hundred foreign individuals around the world who provide intelligence for the CIA and at times attempt to influence opinion through the use of covert propaganda. These individuals provide the CIA with direct access to a large number of newspapers and periodicals, scores of press services and news agencies, radio and television stations, commercial book publishers, and other foreign media outlets."


US lost $500 Million of weapons/equip in Yemen

"Yemen was supposed to be the success story for the White House," as the article notes. It was not. The War On Terror would better be called a War of Errors. As for some mistakes there is plenty of ground to speculate whether they were intentional or not.

The effort for regime change was meant to not involve sending in US troops and instead weapons, equipment and training. It is doubtful the public would have let another full scale invasion fly.

Everywhere we go to fight "terror" becomes a major migratory destination for radicalized Muslims, a lasting result of Cold War proxy war strategy. See the film "The Power of Nightmares" for a legit breakdown on the evolution via the tinkering of factions within the US government that got us to where we are now. 

The Power of Nightmares 1-3 by Adam Curtis, BBC

[RT] 'Compromised & gone’: Pentagon lost $500mn of weapons, equipment in Yemen

Small planes used to collect cell phone data on Americans

This short two-minute segment from ABC discusses the use of small aircraft mounted with faux-cell towers referred to as dirt-boxes to ping devices and identify everyone in range of the flight path. The term dirt-box is interesting since it is likely collecting dirt on random Americans. The military and police even use fake cell towers on land to track people.

So-called conspiracy theorists were ripped on for knowledge of warrantless spying in the USA and have gotten scarcely any recognition for being ahead of the curb. With the advent of smartphones tracking people, listening and using their cameras has reached unprecedented levels of surveillance. Many cell phones have no ability to even remove the battery, the one sure way to know a device is off.

Justifications for sacrificing privacy for security have been layers ranging from rapists and drug users to the endless abstraction of the war on terror. Society is a disturbed and unnatural construct as a result of various forms of oppression and exploitation. A monetary system based on debt insures failures to fester. The lamestream media use of advertising effectively creates a slew of viewers who have a void in their souls they think must be filled with products and pills. Add to that the tendency for control freaks to commit false flags to give further cause for control. Certainly there will be no end of issues in society that can be used promote the validity of these schemes as we approach a complete electronic panopticon. People do change their behavior when being watched nullifying the argument as noted by Glenn Greenwald in this TED Talk "Why privacy matters."

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see - and write about - the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you're "not doing anything you need to hide."

US government won't release torture photos to "protect troops"

If truth would endanger troops then we shouldn't be doing this crap. I think the government is hiding behind the "troops" rather than saying their hidden agenda will be endangered.

Obama admin withholding 2,100 US military torture photos

Brain Scans Reveal Psychopathic Markers

"Interestingly, though, the APA (American Psychiatric Association) does not list 'psychopathy' as a mental condition in its definitive manual DSM-V, though they have 'identified' over 400 neuroses since climbing in bed with Big Pharma. The first thing a psychopath would do is squash any attempts to identify psychopathy in a medical diagnosis."

Makes perfect sense, who wants a position of power most, one who will do good or somebody who wants to exploit it for sick and twisted desire? A decent person just doesn't have the same drive and motivations.

 PET Scans Reveal Psychopathic Markers

 

Scahill discusses the Wag the Dog style ISIS situation

Wag the dog! Great scene here with DeNiro and Hoffman. These wars are like if the fire department was sponsoring arsonists to justify their job and create a massive market.

More foreknowledge of 9/11 attacks, Atta casing airports, ignored

Of course there is a slew of ignorant comments on Reddit debating whether this suppressed info would have helped, or if it would have made it to GW Bush's desk.

There was plenty of intelligence that was intentionally suppressed, as clearly make public by the heavily gagged FBI translator Sibel Edmunds, who explained in the documentary Kill the Messenger:

“1) Osama bin Laden was planning a major terrorist attack in the United States targeting four or five major cities; 2) the attack was going to involve airplanes; 3) some of the individuals in charge of carrying out this attack were already in place in the United States; 4) the attack was going to be carried out soon, in a few months.”

http://www.911truth.org/sibel-edmonds-case-the-real-culprits-of-911/

Vatican Archbishop had an epic child porn collection

Archbishop Wesolowski had tons of videos and photos, "meticulously categorized." His religious collection shows his passion for children and is very touching. Depending how you look at it. A travesty, especially since this sick bastard was entrusted as "Holy See envoy from 2008 to 2012 as part of an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of underage boys."

He faces a measly seven years for this. Interesting since the guy in the UK setting up the internet child porn filter was arrested on porn charges.

Don't ever hear anyone says that bullshit about God's supposed will here

Vatican Paedophilia Scandal: Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski Stored Over 100,000 Child Porn Videos

10/10/2014: New Gary Webb movie, Kill The Messenger

I hope this is showing in theaters in my area. The movie has an awesome cast with Jeremy Renner, Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia and more legit actors. Looks like a decent portrayal of Gary Webb, who blew the whistle on CIA-cocaine trafficking schemes and may have been "suicided" to silence him. He published a book based on his explosive work, it is called Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion. It appears that is a link to his book on Scribd,if you happen to have a subscription.

Here is a trailer for the film. The crack epidemic seems to have been a major factor in destroying the civil rights movement radicalized in the form of the Black Panthers.