Month: July 2014

Australia, ‘better slave than dead’

Pine Gap, Australia

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Remember the name “Pine Gap.” It lies at the heart of this story.

I’ve always thought Australians were more blunt and forthright than Americans. I don’t know if that’s true, but the current debate about total surveillance in the Land Down Under is cutting to the bone.

The government wants to tax the Australian people so it can use giant telecoms to collect wall to wall “metadata” on them. (Pay us so we can spy on you.)

The Age newspaper reports on an Australian senate inquiry into the plan:

“ASIO [the national security service of Australia] chief David Irvine told the inquiry last week that increased data retention powers were needed to tackle terrorism and that ‘the public should not be concerned that there’s going to be gross misuse’ of them.

“‘For the life of me I cannot understand why it is correct for all your privacy to be invaded for a commercial purpose, and not for me to do so to save your life,” he [Irvine] said.

Blunt. That’s what I’m talking about. Notice Irvine’s use of “me”. He’s personally going to save Australia.

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Citing Holocaust, Israel Demands ‘Strict Regulation’ of Antiwar Protests in Europe

Push for EU Special Commissioner to Regulate Protests

by Jason Ditz,
July 28, 2014

A new Holocaust is imminent, if one is to believe Israeli MPs, who spent the afternoon berating European officials about the growing antiwar protests across their countries, centered on criticizing the Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Officials blamed “one-sided” media reports on the large number of dead civilians in Israel’s attack, and demanded the European Union impose “strict regulations on the format and content” of antiwar demonstrations going forward.

Some of the EU officials present, notably Danish officials, insisted that they had a right to free expression that would be abridged by the proposed “regulations,” but Israeli officials were having none of it, insisting that criticism of Israel was anti-Semitism in and of itself, and that “there is a difference between free speech and incendiary speech.

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Police arrest 50 anti-Israeli protesters in New York City

 
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:3AM

Police officers in New York City have arrested 50 people who were protesting against war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza.

Nearly 150 protesters gathered in front of the Israeli mission to the United Nations on Tuesday. The protest was organized by professor and author Norman Finkelstein.

“I don’t believe in individual acts of martyrdom,” Finkelstein wrote on his website on Monday. “It’s got to be a collective action. If one hundred people either sign up to get arrested or to be there in solidarity, I’ll be there too.”

Finkelstein said the reason why he organized the event was frustration, “sitting in front of the computer 20 days, 21 days, and not feeling I’m doing enough, not rising to the occasion, not commensurate with the magnitude of the horror in Gaza. So I just decided on the spur of the moment, let’s do something.” (more…)

Why the NYT’s Call For Marijuana Legalization Is a Huge Deal

The paper of record linked the govt’s marijuana ban to the disastrous alcohol prohibition policy of the 1930’s.
 
The New York Times editorial board made history Sunday, as the first major national paper to call for an end to marijuana prohibition. And how they did it is half the story — with rare flash and panache, as well as the intellectual and moral substance to back it up.

The Times’ editorial has the feel of legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite coming out against the Vietnam War. They dropped a bomb on our country’s disastrous war on marijuana with unprecedented force.

Some people think of the Times‘ editorial page as a liberal mouthpiece — but when it comes to marijuana prohibition and the drug war, they’ve been extremely cautious and conservative. In previous decades, the Times did as much as any other media outlet to legitimize drug war hysteria and its disastrous policies. (more…)

The Optimal Beginning…

“Out of Africa” Theory Officially Debunked
2014 07 26
From: atlanteangardens.blogspot.com
Scientific evidence refuting the theory of modern humanity’s African genesis is common knowledge among those familiar with the most recent scientific papers on the human Genome, Mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosomes. Regrettably, within mainstream press and academia circles, there seems to be a conspicuous – and dare we say it – deliberate vacuum when it comes to reporting news of these recent studies and their obvious implications.

Australian historian Greg Jefferys explains that, “The whole ‘Out of Africa’ myth has its roots in the mainstream academic campaign in the 1990′s to remove the concept of Race. When I did my degree they all spent a lot of time on the ‘Out of Africa’ thing but it’s been completely disproved by genetics. Mainstream still hold on to it.”

It did begin the early 90’s. And the academics most responsible for cementing both the Out-of Africa theory and the complementary common ancestral African mother – given the name of “Eve” – in the public arena and nearly every curriculum, were Professors Alan C. Wilson and Rebecca L. Cann.

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Reporting From The Paradox

Where there is an end there is a beginning…So I suppose this is the beginning, which means that logically the end is behind me…a comforting thought while sitting on the volcano while the world continues it’s crazy Howard Zinn “topsy turvy” slide towards the unknown.

I’ll be adding to this regularly with videos and audio from my radio “phi in the sky” on 5gtr.net 100.1fm.

The aim is to assist with objective thought.  I will post thoughts but the content is to act as a reminder of the power and beauty of the human spices. Sounds simple huh? Not so. You may say I’ve made an illogical decision to view the world, this reality, in a logical way. If so, it’s ok as the truths are held in the paradoxes.

There will be many theories and ideologies as well as accepted and non-accepted beliefs addressed.

For more on the direction the site will go to the About page for a slice of my background.

Thoughts and energy from the volcano…max

I shall allow the words of Howard Zinn round off the basis for “the beginning”…