Which Countries Are The Most Paranoid?

They say it’s not paranoia if they are really out to get you.
Following first the 2013 revelations by Edward Snowden that the NSA was indeed out to get virtually every American, as well as last week’s Federal appeal’s court decision that the NSA’s mass spying and collection of virtually all American phone records was not authorized by the Patriot Act and was thus illegal, for Americans it was confirmed that wasn’t paranoia, but none other than the government was out to get them all.
As such, we find it somewhat odd that in the following chart showing global sentiment toward paranoia, measured by responses whether others are out to take advantage of you or, instead, others try to be fair, the US ranks almost smack in the middle, with respondents in countries such as Japan, Argentina, Turkey and even Germany ranking more “paranoid” than Americans (offset by such socialist utopias as Sweden and Norway, where altruism seems to reign supreme; the presence of China in this grouping is somewhat questionable).

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 05/10/2015.

Australia: mandatory vaccines and the secret treaty

‘There is never a decay of organized religion. When one church falls, another is built. During the 20th century, the new church was Science – in particular, Medical Science. It was constructed to extract the maximum amount of compliance from the population. This is what all orthodox churches do. So in addition to the countless numbers of diagnoses and drugs, there was the element of mind control: ‘Follow our orders. We know the truth and we are giving it you for your own good; we love you and care about you, unless you rebel; then we consign you to Hell.’ (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
Globalism is the New World Order. There is no mystery about it.
The alliance between mega-corporations, banks, and governments is ever-growing, as they extend their power over populations.
In this article, I use the example of Australia to illustrate a hidden point that applies to nations all over the world:
The medical cartel is ‘a compliance arm’ of the New World Order.
The principle is simple: expand the degree of citizen-obedience in one area, and you expand it in all areas.
You create the core habit of obedience. That habit extends down into the subconscious mind.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on May 10, 2015.

70 Years Ago this Week World War II Ended and Obama Celebrated by…

70 years ago this week, World War II ended for the Western allies along with hostilities between the USSR and Germany officially coming to a close. On May 8, 1945, also 70 years ago the war ended between the Western powers lead by the United States, Great Britain, France, and our allies. President Barack Hussein Obama celebrated by guess what? Before I review the President’s busy schedule, let us take a peek at how Russia’s victory parade was celebrated with the leaders of Russia and China at the Victory Day parade yesterday:

Impressive. And the Chinese leader did not look displeased to be in attendance with Vladimr Putin who has become the West’s villain de jour. From the Xinhua news service in China:
Xi attends Russia’s V-Day parade, marking shared victory with Putin Excerpt from the article above:
MOSCOW, May 9 – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday attended a grand military parade held in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War, Russia’s term for World War II (WWII).
Xi, hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin, was among more than 20 leaders of countries, regions and international organizations to attend the commemorative event.

This post was published at John Galt Fla on May 10, 2015.

The World’s Creepiest Weapons (Nearly Ten Years Ago)

People always say that whatever technology The Powers That (Shouldn’t) Be are flaunting, whatever they keep all to themselves away from public consumption is likely decades into the future… and much, much worse.
So if these are the futuristic police state horrors they were talking about nearly a decade ago, can you even imagine what lovely little goodies they’ve got tucked away now?
Here are just a few examples via a Popular Science piece published May 9, 2008:
The Puke Flashlight No, it’s not a rave toy gone horribly wrong, it’s another spooky tool making its way into the hands of law enforcement and the military. Designed as one of a growing body of non-lethal incapacitating devices, the flashlight uses ultra bright, rapidly pulsating LEDs to first temporarily blind and then induce nausea and sometimes vomiting. The pulses quickly change color and duration, which can cause psychophysical effects in many people (although to what extent varies significantly). The same effect is sometimes inadvertently seen by helicopter pilots when sunlight rapidly flashes through their rotors, disorienting them in mid-flight. The flashlight has obvious downsides – the victim must be in front of the light and must not think quickly enough to look away – but is a promising tool for non-violent enforcement.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on May 10th, 2015.

The Secret Goals of Jade Helm Are Leaking out

One day, we are going to awaken to the reality that our country is no more. There will be no United States, no Constitution and no civil liberties. There will only be a handful of corporations, backed by national armies, who will bring lethal force against any and all who resist. It will all happen in the blink of an eye on the day that America transforms into Amerika.
Jade Helm Leadership Kept In the Dark I have previously reported on how my sources who have current connections to Special Operations Forces leadership, have been told by their former colleagues that the field command leadership of Jade Helm is being kept in the dark as to the full scope and true purpose of Jade Helm. I have repeatedly been told that Jade Helm is highly compartmentalized and the commanders are extremely concerned about what is coming and what the Jade Helm leadership and their men are going to be ordered to do.
Late Saturday night, I was given the summary of a three minute conversation which took place earlier that day in which some military types and their former colleagues have deduced the fact that Jade Helm is absolutely about controlling civil unrest. During the course of the call, it was stated that the CIA has been using Kiev as a beta test, since April of 2014, in order to best decide how to control the American people when they have finally had enough and take to the streets armed with everything from pitchforks to AR-15′s.
Coincidentally, I received the following email conversation from an individual who refused to allow me to use his name (I do know the identity) in relation to his personal Jade Helm training in Northern Michigan in which the Marine Corps Reserve trained with foreign troops in a mock American town in order to quell domestic violence. So much for the claim that Jade Helm is only designed to train for wars in the Middle East. If Jade Helm had anything to do with training in the Middle East, the drill would be conducted in ‘sand boxes’ near Yuma, AZ., or in the California desert, but that is not what we are seeing.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on May 10, 2015.

Riots Erupting in London over Conservative Victory

A protest has erupted in central London against the re-election of Britain’s Conservative prime minister David Cameron, with demonstrators throwing bottles, cans and smoke bombs at riot police. This is illustrating the rising divide between the left and right in politics. This is the part of the source we should expect for the civil unrest to erupt after 2015.75 going into 2017.
Armstrong Economics

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on May 10, 2015.

“This is America”: The Day Police Firebombed West Philadelphia

By the time Lt. Frank Powell hurled a satchel bomb onto the roof of a three-story row house on Philadelphia’s Osage Avenue, the siege had gone on for nearly twelve hours. Powell was a member of the Philadelphia PD’s bomb squad, and like the ‘firemen’ in Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novelette, he was performing a function assumed to be the opposite of his expected role: Rather than disposing of a military-grade bomb, he was using it as a weapon of mass destruction.
The building targeted by Powell was occupied by members of a militant group called The MOVE. Aerial photographs taken shortly before the May 13, 1985 assault displayed a weapons bunker and large containers of oil on the roof of the row house. So it wasn’t at all surprising that a few seconds after Powell heaved his bomb from the open door of a State Police helicopter, a huge orange fireball erupted from the top of the building. The uncontained fire consumed that house and sixty others, leaving the entire neighborhood a smoldering ruin.
Philadelphia was the only U. S. city to be bombed from the air during the Cold War, and the perpetrator of that attack was not the Soviet Union, the Weather Underground, or some other offshoot of the Soviet-inspired ‘Tricontinental Movement.’ The perpetrators of this act of mass terrorism was the Philadelphia PD – with the indispensable help of the FBI and the US military.
Democratic Representative Bob Brady, who at the time of the siege was a deputy mayor, recalls seeing ‘All these military men giving advice’ during a planning session in Mayor Wilson Goode’s office. ‘I thought it would be a good idea if we got a boom crane to knock that bunker off,’ he recounted. ‘But somebody above my pay scale decided against it.’

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on May 9, 2015.

Victory: Federal Appeals Court Declares NSA Domestic Spying on Telephone Calls Illegal, ‘Staggering’ in Scope, and Unauthorized by USA Patriot Act

NEW YORK, N. Y. – Describing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) domestic spying program that collects data about virtually all telephone calls made in the United States as ‘staggering’ in its scope and unauthorized by the Patriot Act, a federal appeals court has struck down the agency’s surveillance program, ruling that the program violates a federal law authorizing more limited investigations in support of national security. The unanimous decision in ACLU v. Clapper vacated a ruling upholding the NSA’s bulk collection of telephone metadata, which has continued since 2006, and instructed the lower court to consider whether to order the government to stop the surveillance. The Rutherford Institute filed an amicus curiae brief in the case likening the program to the abusive colonial-era general warrants and writs of assistance which prompted the Framers of the U. S. Constitution to adopt the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.
‘James Madison, who was one of the primary drafters of our Constitution, once warned that we should take alarm at the first experiment with our liberties,’ stated John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute and author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People. ‘While it is heartening that at least some Americans are starting to heed Madison’s warning, this ruling doesn’t alter the fact that the government not only views the citizenry as suspects but treats them as suspects, as well. The fact that the NSA is routinely operating outside of the law and overstepping its legal authority by carrying out surveillance on American citizens is a result of giving the government broad powers and allowing government agencies to routinely sidestep the Constitution.’

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on May 9, 2015.

The Greatest Country in the World?

‘The greatest irony in modern America may well be that while argument and discord prevail in the edifice of American Democracy, the best and most thoughtful citizens have already left the building.’
JOHN WENNERSTEN, Leaving America: The New Expatriate Generation
‘My life used to suck,’ John Midas confesses on Liberty. Me.
‘I was a libertarian who was debating everyone I met, trying to convince people about the horrors of the current system. After years of fighting, winning tiny battles and losing the way, I figured that it was hopeless. So I decided to try something new.
‘I went abroad.’
Yesterday, we talked a bit about medical tourism. And all the ways to sidestep the flailing healthcare system in the U. S.
Today, we’re going to take those ideas a step further: Getting out.
If you’re unsatisfied with what’s happening in America, the most American thing you can do is leave. This nation’s very foundation was built on the backs of explorers. Pioneers, in search of a better life.
When times got hairy, they struck the dangerous seas and desolate lands in search for new soil and new opportunity.
Today… making it to new land is the easiest it’s ever been. And living and working from wherever you want isn’t a pipedream – it’s a reality for millions of people all over the world.
‘To those who have not tried living for years abroad,’ says Midas, ‘I can, from the top of my intellect, strongly recommend it.
‘The strategy has been working for hundreds of thousands of years, and those who use it wisely have harvested an abundant life.’
It’s a rising trend we’ve been tracking closely. And it’s one, we suspect, will only continue to accelerate. More and more Americans are bugging out in pursuit of greener pastures. Not just in America, either: According to UN Statistics, nearly 215 million people lived outside their home country in 2011.
In 2013, according to one Forbes article, the total number of American expats alone shot up 221% in only two years. And if I had to guess, I’d say that number is flying through the roof as you read this.
Each expat has his or her own reasoning for exiting his or her home country. And each reason is equally valid. If nothing more than that it’s a conscious choice on behalf of the exiter.
Take one expat, an American woman living in France. She runs a blog called Becoming Madame. Her reason for leaving is something I think we can all relate to at some point in our lives: ‘I felt an unexplainable void and an indescribable need for new air, new scenery, new people, new everything. And to be quite honest I didn’t want any part of the life that I had – even if it meant giving up a lucrative career, a fianc, a long-lost love, and my family. I was prepared to start all over again, which is the single most important part of an adventure like the one I’m on. You have to be willing to start again from the beginning.’

This post was published at Laissez Faire on May 8, 2015.

Orchestrated Baltimore Riots ‘Just The Beginning’

This article was written by Alex Newman and originally published at The New American
Recent unrest in Baltimore may be ‘just the beginning,’ according to one establishment voice promoting more. Virtually all Americans expect more strife and chaos in the cities this summer, according to surveys. One prominent talk show host even said America is in the midst of a ‘civil war.’ And various agitators are encouraging more violence, looting, and unrest as a means of bringing about ‘change.’ The establishment’s agenda, though, is “change” toward tyranny, plain and simple.
The riots and looting that hit the city brought together a coalition that, on the surface at least, appears bizarre – the establishment, local politicians who purposely let it happen by ordering police to ‘stand down,’ communist agitators, the ‘mainstream’ leftist media, black supremacists, white supremacists, criminals, and more. All played important roles in fomenting the unrest and the national reaction, applying ‘pressure from above’ and ‘pressure from below.’ And they are not going away.
More violence and rioting, including potentially a so-called ‘race war,’ is likely coming, according to analysts and agitators. A poll taken after Baltimore’s riots revealed that 96 percent of Americans – black and white alike – expect more racially charged unrest across America this summer.
Obama and his allies are pouring fuel on the fire and sowing division with racially charged rhetoric. And whether participants in the strategically orchestrated chaos understand it or not – plenty are simply useful idiots, of course – it is all aimed at a very specific goal: nationalizing law enforcement and further empowering the emerging police state.
The riots in Baltimore could have easily been controlled by the city police department, according to law enforcement officers on the scene. Instead, they were allowed to spiral out of control, ostensibly forcing National Guard troops onto the streets to restore order. Outside agitators were also brought in to stir up more chaos.

This post was published at Alt-Market on 10 May 2015.

Whole Foods Announces New, Low-Cost Organic Grocery Chain

(ANTIMEDIA) Whole Foods announced Wednesday that it will launch a new, low-priced grocery chain that carries organic and natural foods. It will be ‘cool, hip, and technology-oriented’ and cater to millennials who are health conscious but cannot afford to shop at Whole Foods. The announcement of the new chain comes as increased demand for organic food is sweeping the nation.
Co-CEO Walter Robb said: ‘This marketplace continues to grow and explode, and I think we think by creating a second growth vehicle for our company, we can broaden the accessibility to fresh, healthy foods.’
John Mackey, CEO, credits his company with the explosion of demand for cleaner, non-GMO foods:
‘We’ve been so successful that we’ve actually bred a lot more competition, and everyone is jumping on the natural and organic food bandwagon, and that’s really, frankly, due to our success.’

This post was published at NutritionalAnarchy on May 8th, 2015.

Putin Celebrates 70th Anniversary Of Victory Over Hitler, Warns Of Dangers From Unipolar World

Below is the transcript of the speech given by Vladimir Putin at the military parade on Red Square in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of Russia’s victory in the 1941 – 1945 “Great Patriotic War.”

Via the Kremlin:
Fellow citizens of Russia,
Dear veterans,
Distinguished guests,
Comrade soldiers and seamen, sergeants and sergeant majors, midshipmen and warrant officers,
Comrade officers, generals and admirals,
I congratulate you all on the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War!
Today, when we mark this sacred anniversary, we once again appreciate the enormous scale of Victory over Nazism. We are proud that it was our fathers and grandfathers who succeeded in prevailing over, smashing and destroying that dark force.
Hitler’s reckless adventure became a tough lesson for the entire world community. At that time, in the 1930s, the enlightened Europe failed to see the deadly threat in the Nazi ideology.
Today, seventy years later, the history calls again to our wisdom and vigilance. We must not forget that the ideas of racial supremacy and exclusiveness had provoked the bloodiest war ever. The war affected almost 80 percent of the world population. Many European nations were enslaved and occupied.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 05/09/2015.

HSBC Threatens to Return to Hong Kong

HSBC is threatening to return to Hong Kong where the bank began, given the rise in regulations that is going on. Well of course it would be good, since China will be the number one economy in size and depth by the end of this cycle in 2032.95. The banks are now being prosecuted for manipulating just about everything, and the fines are not cheap.
Armstrong Economics

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on May 7, 2015.

A Multinational Trojan Horse: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Submitted by Dave Pruett via Like The Dew blog,
‘The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, … may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.’ – James Madison in The Federalist Papers.
You don’t have to know much about the ‘trade’ deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be more than a little suspicious.
First, there are the very peculiar bedfellows. Supporting the TPP are President Obama and most Congressional Republicans, the same Republicans who’ve vehemently opposed his every initiative for the past six and one-half years.
Against the TPP are most (but not all) Congressional Democrats, Ford Motor Company, virtually all trade unions and environmental groups, watchdog groups such as Public Citizen, and usual Obama allies such as Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, who, in a testy open letter to the President on April 25, called for greater transparency on the TPP.
Furthermore, when asked to lend his support for so-called ‘Fast Track’ authority for the TPP, Obama water-carrier and former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid chafed, ‘So the answer is not only no, but hell no.’
Also opposed: liberal icon Noam Chomsky, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, Republican hopeful Mike Huckabee, many Tea-Party groups, and conservative Republican editorialist and former presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan. Conspicuous by silence: Hillary Rodham Clinton.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 05/09/2015 –.

Podemos and Spain’s Unlikely ‘Democratic Revolution’

21st Century Wire says…
Back in January, 21WIRE reported how Spain’s political crowd-funding fledgling sensation Podemos drew 100,000 to an anti-austerity rally in Madrid.
Many mainstream pundits and political ‘experts’ expecting a flash in the pan which would quickly disappear as fast as it appeared, only that’s not what’s happening…
Global Research reports this week:
‘According to some current polls, Podemos, though founded only in January 2014, is the strongest party today with an almost 28 per cent voter approval, one year before the parliamentary elections.’
‘What is more remarkable about Podemos than the poll results, which can merely be volatile snapshots of the moment, is the social mobilization that the organization set in motion. 900 Podemos base groups, so called circles, have formed throughout the whole country. Almost 10,000 people took part in the party’s founding congress in October. And in municipal district assemblies hundreds of neighbours discuss the crisis, capitalism, and ‘real democracy’ – and in this case ‘neighbours’ means literally neighbours. Podemos has left the subcultural milieus behind.’

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on MAY 8, 2015.

State of Oregon Moves Against County GMO Ban

Monsanto and the State of Oregon’s Brian Clem are attempting to circumvent the Jackson and Josephine County GMO bans, and make it next to impossible for any county in the state to enact such a ban. In other words, what ‘you the people’ want doesn’t mean a hill of beans compared to what the people who pay us want.
Just as we are battling to defend our democratic vote banning GMO’s in Jackson County, the Oregon House just passed a sneak attack on the ability of our county and all others to pass laws that protect family farmers growing traditional crops from practices such as growing GMOs.
The bill, HB 3212, was proposed by Rep. Brian Clem, and is not only targeted at GMOs, but undermines the ability of every county and city to adopt any law, like Jackson County’s ban on GMOs, that protects family farmers from damaging agricultural practices.
HB 3212 would define any county, city or state law addressing farming practices as a ‘land use regulation’ and would require local governments to either pay ‘compensation’ for a landowners claimed reduction in their property value OR waive the law entirely. That’s right – under HB 3212 Jackson County could be allowed to waive the GMO ban if individual GMO growers claimed the ban had reduced the value of their property, or the county could face potentially millions of dollars in compensation claims.
Help us stop this misguided law that would expose Jackson County and many other counties to costly litigation threats that put family farmers at risk. OFFC is working closely with Senator Bates and Rep. Buckley to help stop HB 3212, but we need your help today.

This post was published at FarmWars on May 9, 2015.

Individual power in a decaying world

Here are quotes from my work-in-progress, The Underground. I wrote this material in the lead-up to putting together my second collection, Exit From The Matrix.
‘Solutions to private problems and public problems require the ability to think things through, logically, and to reject what is unworkable or biased – but above and beyond that, a person needs to be able to imagine solutions that haven’t been tried before. He can’t keep asking other people to invent solutions for him. This is the hardest lesson. The habit of demanding that others come up with answers, that others find a way out of the tunnel – this habit is based on the assumption that one’s own power of imagination is grossly limited, which is a lie. You might say it is the central lie.’
‘The world says defect from your own power. Never find out what it is. Assume it isn’t there. The world says all life is about the species, not about the individual. The world says you should use every excuse in the book to define how small and helpless you are.’
‘When propagandists find a good thing, a message that works, they pound on it, they keep hammering away. Family, group, family, group, community. On and on. They never promote the message called The Individual with the same intensity. That would be counter-productive to what they are trying to accomplish: group identity; and amnesia about being an individual.’

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on May 9, 2015.

The German Bunds – Can’t Wait

The problem with Europe is rather simple. It is run by lawyers who have no clue about how the economy functions. They believe they need only write a law an shazam – the economy will do whatever they command. Once the Bunds broken through the 15620 level, the crash began to move down rapidly to the next Weekly Bearish and the first Monthly Bearish Reversals since there was nothing showing as support between the 150 and 156 levels.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on May 8, 2015.

Solving California’s Drought: From Iceberg-Towing To Bumper Stickers

Having faced up to the dreadful reality of a dust-bowl-esque California, and following Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory water restrictions, The LA Times reports a growing list of ‘plans’ to solve the state’s water shortage is growing. From innovations to insanity – from iceberg-towing to biodegradable towels and from ‘water pipelines’ to bumper stickers – officials have cataloged more than 170 messages containing suggestions and received untold more in emails, phone calls and public meetings.
With the drought threatening every aspect of Californians’ lives – how long they stay in the shower and what food they eat – it’s not surprising that so many have opinions on how to handle the problem. In a sense, The LA Times reports, people are responding to a rallying cry from Brown, who has repeatedly cited the state’s history on the cutting edge of new technology and saying the dry spell “will stimulate incredible innovation.”
But this is not the first time this has happened as a flood of drought-busting proposals is nothing new for California, where dry periods are a recurring phenomenon.
During a parched spell in 1976 and 1977, the state opened a Resources Evaluation Office, which responded to 4,400 letters, telegrams and postcards offering ideas. Many people wanted to complain about neighbors wasting water, according to a 1978 state report.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 05/09/2015.