Fukushima Clean-Up Based on Shady Science and Tax Payer Rip-Off

History is indeed little more than the register of crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. – Gibbon
In my article ‘Scandal-Ridden Japan’ (1) I discussed the difficulty of decommissioning the fatally damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant #1 (FNPP#1). To give credit to Tepco (Tokyo Electric Power Company), most of the fuel rods which were an extreme danger at unit 4 have been removed and the rest will be placed in dry cask storage by end of year. But that was easy pickins compared to the entire process of ‘cleaning up’ (with scrub-brush, mop, bucket, soap and water and a little elbow grease) three wrecked nuclear reactors which it is admitted will take at least 40 years.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and took quite awhile to fall.
Or, what we are witnessing is an experiment carried out by Mad Scientists (MDs) to further ‘R&D’ and ‘help make the world a better place.’ Recall the slogan from DuPont corporation: ‘Better Things for Better Living… Through Chemistry.’ DuPont was one of the robber baron corporations of its day and displaced the ecologically-friendly hemp industry in order to turn a profit through dependence on plastics (2).
The oceans are now full of plastic debris which is choking the sea life.
At Fukushima the powers-that-be are using low paid workers as debt-slave/cannon-fodder/lab-rats while pilfering the public purse, and if some worthwhile research comes of it, let alone the actual completion of the task, all the better. Forty years is a nice, round number and those that concocted it will no longer be around to take responsibility for the malfeasance if things turn out differently.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on November 30th, 2014.

The American Imperium In Shambles: A Review Of Washington’s Blinding Incompetence In Afghanistan And Iraq

Let’s play a game, the kind that makes no sense on this single-superpower planet of ours. For a moment, do your best to suspend disbelief and imagine that there’s another superpower, great power, or even regional power somewhere that, between 2001 and 2003, launched two major wars in the Greater Middle East. We’re talking about full-scale invasions, long-term occupations, and nation-building programs, first in Afghanistan and then in Iraq.
In both countries, that power quickly succeeded in its stated objective of “regime change,” only to find itself mired in deadly conflicts with modestly armed minority insurgencies that it simply couldn’t win. In each country, to the tune of billions and billions of dollars, it built up a humongous army and allied “security” forces, poured money into “reconstruction” projects (most of which proved disasters of corruption and incompetence), and spent trillions of dollars of national treasure.
Having imagined that, ask yourself: How well did all of that turn out for this other power? In Afghanistan, a recent news story highlights something of what was accomplished. Though that country took slot 175 out of 177 on Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index, though its security forces continue to suffer grievous casualties, and though parts of the country are falling to a strengthening Taliban insurgency, it has for some years proudly held a firm grip on one record: Afghanistan is the leading narco-state on planet Earth.
In 2013, it upped its opium poppy cultivation by 36%, its opium production by almost 50%, and drug profits soared. Preliminary figures for this year, recently released by the U.N., indicate that opium cultivation has risen by another 7% and opium production by 17%, both to historic highs, as Afghanistan itself has become “one of the world’s most addicted societies.”

This post was published at Anti War

What the Fake Syria Sniper Boy Video Tell Us About Media Experts

The western press very quickly accepted the video as real and used it to support the US administration’s narrative on Syria. Many top US news sources began to spread the story. Even though the producer said he explicitly added big hints that the video was fake, like the children surviving multiple gun shots.
Propagating false stories on Syria, is nothing new for the western press. In the lead up to the conflict many stories were exposed as frauds, such as the Anti-government activist ‘Gay Girl in Damascus’ which turned out to be a middle-aged American man in Scotland. Syrian Danny Abdul Dayem which was frequently interviewed by CNN was using fake gun fire and flames in his interviews.
The fake sniper video wasn’t enough to support US government narratives by itself, as the now deleted original upload didn’t suggest the identity of the snipers. So the west’s media suggested that it was Syrian military snipers that were targeting the children without any evidence. Journalists failed to mention how they reached the conclusion that an actor in Malta was shot by the Syrian military. It may be that the western press is quick to trust pro-rebel sources, as the video was uploaded by the pro-rebel Sham Times along with their own twist.
The Guardian’s headline for the video was ‘Syrian boy ‘saves girl from army sniper” and the Telegraph delicately suggested the Syrian military was responsible for the fake bullets. The International Business (IB) times stated,

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on November 28th, 2014.

Mexico on the Brink – But of What?

The Mexican government blames the nationwide protests on groups seeking to ‘destabilize the country’ and undermine the ‘reform agenda.’ But in this militarized, corrupt society, the risk of escalation of violence is immense.
For the vast majority of people living in Mexico, one thing has become abundantly clear: things can no longer carry on the way they are. Too much innocent blood has been spilled, too much trust in government betrayed.
In many ways, Mexico has been on the brink for years, perhaps even decades; it was merely a question of when it would fall off. Now the country finds itself in an existential position: either renewal and regeneration; or political repression, a complete breakdown in law and order and, in the worst possible case scenario, international intervention or civil war.
To achieve renewal and regeneration will require a united, carefully coordinated and sustained response from all prominent members of the country’s civil society. As the internationally renowned security expert Eduardo Buscaglia says, it will mean using the same techniques of social activism and non-violent resistance employed by Italy after the mafia’s assassination of two judges, Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino; the same techniques that helped Americans of all creeds and colours overcome the state-sponsored racism of the 1950s and ’60s and which Gandhi pioneered in India’s struggle for national independence.

This post was published at Wolf Street on November 23, 2014.

Least Transparent Ever – Obama Administration Fighting to Prevent Release of C.I.A. Torture Report

If you’re already reading this site, you don’t need me to tell you how much of a fraud Barack Obama is. His love affair with cronyism and devotion to lack of transparency has been documented in countless venues for many years now. Nevertheless, his actions continue to do irreparable harm to this nation, and as much as it has become a tedious affair at times, highlighting his hatred for justice remains an important job.
His latest intervention on behalf of the forces of opacity, revolves around the release of a report on CI. A. torture put together by The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is 6,000 pages long and has been five years in the making. Naturally, the Obama Administration is taking painstaking efforts to block its release.
The New York Times reports that:
WASHINGTON – In a tense confrontation with President Obama’s closest adviser on Thursday, a group of Senate Democrats accused the White House of trying to censor significant details in a voluminous report on the use of torture by the Central Intelligence Agency.
During a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill with Denis R. McDonough, the White House chief of staff, the senators said that the White House was siding with the C. I. A. and trying to thwart negotiations over the report’s release. The negotiations have dragged on for months because of a dispute over the C. I. A.’s demand that pseudonyms of agency officers be deleted from the report.
The C. I. A., supported by the White House, has argued that even without using the real names of the officers, their identities could still be revealed.
Perhaps I missed something, but we are preventing the public from seeing the torture report to protect officers who may be guilty of war crimes? Absolute madness.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Nov 21, 2014.

Video of the Day: Ferraris, Maseratis & More – How the Children of Chinese Oligarchs Live it Up in SoCal

The interesting thing about America in 2014, is that the worship of our own domestic criminals just doesn’t cut it anymore. In order to ensure our celebration of corruption is crystal clear to the entire planet, our ‘leaders’ have eagerly opened the floodgates to criminals from all over the world. The most recent focus has targeted corrupt Chinese officials and their children, which makes sense as China is cracks down on corruption. While capital moves to where it is treated best, apparently so does criminality.
I have been highlighting this trend all year, with the post: Open the Floodgates – Chinese Inquiries on U. S. Real Estate Soar 35% After Easing of Visa Rules, being the latest. In that piece, we learned that:
Chinese inquiries about real estate investment in the United States surged 35 percent this week after the two countries agreed to extend the terms of short-term visas, China’s top international property portal said on Friday.
This is a win-win for the corrupt establishment. Housing prices continue to go up, which benefits the financial oligarchs who poured billions into real estate only to find out they killed the buy-to-rent trade in the process as impoverished Americans can barely afford leases anymore. It also benefits University Administrators, who wish to continue jacking up tuition but are running into a serious problem: American youth a flat broke. No worries, just import foreigners to fill the gap.
Don’t take it from me though. The Wall Street Journal published a post titled: U. S. Graduate Schools Rely More on Asia. Here are some excerpts:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Nov 20, 2014.

5 Reasons The Halliburton-Baker Hughes Deal Is Poisoned

Halliburton’s takeover of Baker Hughes is setting out to be the oil and gas merger of the year. One of the largest such deals in years, it has not, however, met with unanimous approval. From antitrust concerns to management frictions and negative market forces, this has not been a smooth ride. And with a $3.5 billion break-up fee promised to Baker Hughes by Halliburton should the merger fall through, failure would come at a hefty price. Here are five reasons why the deal might still capsize.
1. Worldwide Regulatory Objections
Halliburton and Baker Hughes have not been model corporate citizens around the world. As reported by theWall Street Journal, both companies have been fined by the Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Baker Hughes was found guilty of making illegal payments to a slew of unsavory countries, including Russia, Nigeria, Angola, and Uzbekistan. Halliburton also broke the record for fines under this Act in 2009, shelling out $559 million to settle claims of bribing Nigerian officials. While, on paper, it may seem that the companies have paid their debt to society, regulators are unlikely to gloss over this troubled past. To prevent this, Halliburton has already volunteered to divest itself of $7.5 billion in assets while awaiting an official verdict by U. S. regulators. But once this is over, regulators in Europe and Asia may also seek to have a say.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/20/2014.

One Reason Why Sickcare Is Outrageously Expensive: Needless Scans/Tests

Add easy profits from needless tests to defensive medicine and no cost controls or real competition, and we have the perfect formula for waste, fraud, profiteering, bad medicine and dysfunctional, unaffordable healthcare.
Why is sickcare (a.k.a. “healthcare”) absurdly unaffordable in America? There are many structural reasons which I have covered in depth for years, but one that most of us can relate to from personal experience is needless, hyper-costly scans and tests.
Even those of us who have never had a CT or MRI scan (and I hope I never will) know the drill from friends and family: practically every injury is now scanned by one device or another at enormous expense–not for treatment, as M. D. Ishabaka explains, but as defensive medicine to ward off future lawsuits or in response to patient demands.
Ishabaka (M. D.) walks us through the maze of CT and MRI by using his own injuries and treatments as examples of how our system has become unaffordable and ineffective. “When I first got into the hospital as a medical student in 1977, MRI scanners did not exist, and the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal had the first CT scanner in Canada. A scan took an hour, and the images were blurry as heck, compared to modern scanners which take a few minutes and produce crystal clear images – but it was MAGNIFICENT. All of a sudden, we could see brain problems that could only be seen by operating, or doing a cerebral angiogram – a good but somewhat dangerous test (up to 3% of patients who have one suffer a stroke caused by the test).

This post was published at Charles Hugh Smith on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014.

Is JPMorgan’s $9 Billion Witness Letter Under Seal in the Dracula Fraud Case?

It’s called the Dracula fraud case against JPMorgan because no matter how many times JPMorgan’s lawyers try to kill it, the case rises up from the dead to find new life. Now, with former JPMorgan insider Alayne Fleischmannrevealed by Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone as someone who has critical firsthand evidence that a jury needs to hear in this case, a potential $1.6 billion jury award against JPMorgan is looking winnable – if the case can ever get in front of a jury.
The lawsuit was filed by affiliates of the Belgian-French bank Dexia, which received multiple bailouts by the two governments during the financial crisis. Dexia’s original complaint that was filed on January 19, 2012 in New York State Supreme Court, alleged widespread fraud in the sale of Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) by JPMorgan, its direct affiliates and two firms it purchased during the financial crisis in 2008 – Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual.
Dexia had purchased $1.6 billion of the securities, which were assigned AAA ratings by Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s. Almost all of the securities, according to the lawsuit, are now rated junk and have suffered significant losses. Notably, 13 of the RMBS alleged to be fraudulently sold to Dexia affiliates were sponsored by JPMorgan, not Bear Stearns or Washington Mutual. JPMorgan has launched a major public relations offensive to try to shift the blame to the firms it acquired while portraying itself as the conservative mortgage underwriter.
After extensive discovery and depositions, two sealed documents have been filed in the case along with 242 exhibits from plaintiffs that are not under seal. That raises the question as to whether one of the sealed documents is Alayne Fleischmann’s potentially jury-shocking internal letter that was revealed in Taibbi’s article. Fleischmann, an attorney who worked as a Transaction Manager at JPMorgan, has alleged ‘massive criminal securities fraud’ in her department at JPMorgan, which was assigned with assuring that only good mortgage loans were securitized but, instead, under pressure from bosses, waived in the drek that was likely to default during the same time period that the Dexia plaintiffs’ lawsuit covers. After failing to stop the fraudulent process with verbal warnings, Fleishmann memorialized the details in a long letter to a superior.
The U. S. financial system, the economy, and the nation’s housing market suffered the greatest collapse since the Great Depression in 2008 to 2010 – in no small part because of ‘massive criminal securities fraud’ in the underwriting of toxic mortgage pools sold off as AAA-rated credits. Millions of Americans are still underwater on their mortgages because of fraudulent appraisals that were part of that securitization machinery. Economic growth and job creation are still subpar and the nation’s debt has mushroomed as a result of fiscal stimulus attempts to resuscitate the economy. Given that backdrop, one has to ask why Americans should tolerate any documents being filed under seal in lawsuits that go to the heart of this matter.
Also at stake is the reputation of the United States as a credible financial center supported by a credible justice system to right wrongs.

This post was published at Wall Street On Parade By Pam Marte.

Romania Overthrows its Prime Minister on Anti-Corruption Wave of Discontent

The key to comprehending the trend is to watch everything, everywhere. It is always a contagion. In Romania we see the political elections overturning the Prime Minister who was the presumed favorite in Romania’s runoff presidential election. Of course the incumbent – Prime Minister Victor Ponta, lost as the issue began the very same thing in Thailand and Ukraine – the campaign issue was against corruption.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on November 16, 2014.

Jail time demanded for bad bankers

The latest scandal to hit the banking world has led to renewed calls for the authorities to finally clamp down on malpractice by jailing traders. But will the foreign exchange fraud, the latest in a long list of malpractices, force banks to change their ways?
“In most businesses, the normal penalties for defrauding a customer include the risk of a jail sentence,” read a recent Financial Times editorial. “If the authorities really want to change the culture of the trading desk, criminal sanctions must become a more vivid possibility.”
Switzerland’s public prosecutor appears to have opened the door to this possibility by starting criminal probes into several people connected with forex fraud at UBS. The allegations of financial mismanagement and breaching banking secrecy laws carry respective penalties of up to five and three years in prison.
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is also investigating 11 individuals, including managers, having until now only demanded that UBS hands back CHF134 million ($140 million) in fraudulently obtained profits.

This post was published at SwissInfo

Obamacare Penalties and Premiums Are Rising: What You Need to Know

Oh, yay!
The Obamacare website homepage has an exciting announcement for us!
Here’s what it says:
See plans & prices for 2015! Starting November 15, you can enroll in an affordable health plan that works for you
How about… NO. I’d rather not, thanks.
Like Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, I am NOT going to comply with Obamacare. I’ve said that from the day I first heard about this extortion plan.
The mainstream media is alerting us that UH OH!, the second enrollment season is HERE and if you don’t comply like a good citizen, you’ll be facing even BIGGER penalties this time around!
From CBS:
Americans will see their bank accounts shrink if they don’t sign up for Obamacare in its second enrollment season.
Uninsured Americans who decide not to enroll will face a penalty of $325 per person, more than tripling the $95 penalty those who did not enroll had to pay the first time around.
Children under the age of 18 will be fined $162.50. The maximum amount an uninsured family will be penalized is $975 under the flat-rate method.
Oh, wait – there’s more!
The financial penalty for skipping out on health coverage will more than triple to $325 per person in 2015, or 2 percent of income, depending on whichever is higher (emphasis mine).
Note that the maximum amount a family would be penalized under the FLAT RATE method is $975. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s a LOT of money, especially in this terrible economy. And that flat rate penalty is mostly going to affect lower-income and middle income families. Some middle class families make too much money to qualify for a subsidy, so they will be stuck with a hefty penalty if they can’t buy insurance.
Once again, the middle class gets slammed. They are damned if they do, damned if they don’t.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on November 13th, 2014.

Obama’s Blueprint for the Destruction of America: The Decimation of Military Leadership

Since even before Obama assumed the Presidency, his mere presence in the 2008 election was an affront to every member of Congress that has Presidential aspirations. The foreign born and disbarred Barack Obama, who never held a real job in his life, and did not even serve one full term as a senator, was a slap in the face of our political system and all of those with much more experience were passed over for a ‘community activist’.
Obama Worse Than Woodrow Wilson As I have pointed out in Part Three of this series, Obama was not even vetted as a Presidential candidate by the FBI as required by law. Not since J. Edgar Hoover was complicit in the assassination of JFK, have we seen the FBI so manipulated and compromised in terms of validating Obama’s candidacy.
The day that Barack Hussein Obama took the oath of office, in January of 2009, was the day that the sun set on America. I never thought the country would ever see a President as corrupt, immoral and incompetent as Woodrow Wilson. After all, in 1913, Wilson worked towards eliminating tariffs, the American government’s mainstay of economic support since the country’s inception. Wilson, on behalf the globalists, replaced tariffs with the corrupt and unconstitutional income tax and of course the Federal Reserve which has eroded the dollar to a net value of 3 cents of worth today. Wilson lied us into World War I, he jailed legitimate protesters and he helped make it possible to usher in the direct election of senators which handed over the Senate to the globalists. Wilson even tried to sacrifice the nation’s sovereignty by handing over our nation’s political authority to the League of Nations which was the globalists first attempt at world governance and he would have succeeded had it not been for the Ron Paul of his day, Henry Cabot Lodge. I never thought that there could be anybody worse for the country than Woodrow Wilson, until now. Obama is the most treasonous and destructive force to ever occupy the White House.
Just how destructive is Obama? Is he just incompetent? I have said it before and I will say it again, Obama, like Wilson, is following a systematic plan. Wilson’s agenda was relatively tame compared to Obama’s. It was Wilson’s mission to hand off the control America to the banksters and economically enslave the nation in debt. Obama’s mission is much more nefarious as his objective is clearly based upon the goal of the total destruction of the United State as have known it.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on November 13, 2014.

False Flag Warning – Attacks On Power Grid Could Leave Parts Of Country In Darkness – Episode 515

The following video was published by X22Report on Nov 11, 2014
Greece is following in the foot steps of Europe and Canada, work for free. Bank of England, no tax payer bailouts, creditors will pay. Russia ready to launch their own SWIFT system in May 2015. Obama trying to convince China to take on TPP, but China has its own Free Trade Program. Bailouts might be needed for Obamacare. Gun sales are up in Ferguson. Police receive MRAPs for domestic terrorism and anti-government views. Ukraine government charges 3 times for coal committing fraud. Embassy in Yemen is in the process of being evacuated. The power grid might come down in certain areas if attacked. This is a possibility if attackers hit generators.

Ukraine Currency Crashes After Senior EU Official Says “The Ukrainians Are Manipulating Us”

The much discussed tumble in the Russian ruble (or as Japan would call it “mission accomplished” if its was the Yen instead of the Ruble) may have stabilized somewhat, and judging by the Russian central bank’s response to no longer intervene in the FX corridor-setting market on a daily basis, Russia is hardly too concerned by the impact to the economy as a result of the beating its currency has taken, but where Putin may have brushed off the “speculative” attack on its currency for the time being, things for Russia’s western adversary, the Ukraine – the country whose economy is in a state of near terminal collapse and which unlike Russia doesn’t have massive raw materials to fall back on – are just starting to go bump in the night.
As has been the case for nearly a year, the Ukraine has been on life support by its “western allies” ever since the Victoria Nuland/US State Department/CIA catalyzed coup early in the year. The problem is that those same “allies” now look like they have had enough of their “alliance” and are about to pull the “blank check” rug.
According to Reuters, nearly a year on from the first “EuroMaidan” protests that would topple the pro-Moscow president who had spurned an EU trade deal, some in Brussels are disillusioned by the experience of helping Ukraine. EU generosity in waiving import duties and funding gas supplies from Russia may be being abused, they say.
Corruption in Ukraine? Unpossible. But wait, it gets better:
Some in Ukraine’s elite may be colluding with Russia, even as fighting in the east has begun to escalate again.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/11/2014.

The US Is Crossing The Frontier Of Criticality

Anybody truly interested in government, and therefore politics, should be cognizant above all that ours have already entered systemic failure. The management of societal affairs is on an arc to become more inept and ineffectual, no matter how either of the current major parties pretends to control things. Instead of Big Brother, government in our time turns out to be Autistic Brother. It makes weird noises and flaps its appendages, but can barely tie its own shoelaces.
The one thing it does exceedingly well is drain the remaining capital from endeavors that might contribute to the greater good. This includes intellectual capital, by the way, which, under better circumstances, might gird the political will to reform the sub-systems that civilized life depends on. These include: food production (industrial agri-business), commerce (the WalMart model), transportation (Happy Motoring), school (a matrix of rackets), medicine (ditto with the patient as hostage), and banking (a matrix of fraud and swindling).
All of these systems have something in common: they’ve exceeded their fragility threshold and crossed into the frontier of criticality. They have nowhere to go except failure. It would be nice if we could construct leaner and more local systems to replace these monsters, but there is too much vested interest in them. For instance, the voters slapped down virtually every major ballot proposition to invest in light rail and public transit around the country. The likely explanation is that they’ve bought the story that shale oil will allow them to drive to WalMart forever.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/10/2014.

Economist: Financial Collapse Will Cause Civil Unrest to Erupt in America by 2016

Rampant corruption combined with economic woes to spark ‘revolution’.
Economist Martin Armstrong is predicting that rising resentment against the status quo as a result of economic inequality is likely to cause a serious political uprising before 2016.
‘It looks more and more like a serious political uprising will erupt by 2016 once the economy turns down. That is the magic ingredient. Turn the economy down and you get civil unrest and revolution,’ writes Armstrong.
In making the forecast, the economist cites the case of 90-year-old World War 2 veteran Arnold Abbott, who is being targeted by authorities in Fort Lauderdale for defying a newly passed city ordinance that criminalizes feeding the homeless, an example says Armstrong of how ‘laws in the USA have simply gone nuts.’
Armstrong, who correctly predicted the 1987 Black Monday crash as well as the 1998 Russian financial collapse, asserts that the downfall of the system will be its inability to gauge the anger that Americans currently feel towards their government.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on November 7th, 2014.

Will Anything Really Change After The Midterm Elections?

The more things change, the more things stay the same. As I write this, it looks like the Republicans are going to take control of the U. S. Senate. But will that actually alter the direction of the country? Will that actually change anything? There are many that hope that this could represent a ‘turning point’ for America, but history tells us that almost certainly will not be the case. Over the past 30 years, things have changed very little no matter which party has controlled the White House and no matter which party has controlled Congress. During that time frame, the national debt has continued to explode, our long-term economic problems have continued to get even worse, our liberties and freedoms have continued to erode and our nation has increasingly become a moral cesspool. And the truth is that at this point there is very little real difference between most Democrats and most Republicans. The corruption in Washington D. C. runs extremely deep, and very few politicians are able to enter that environment without being fundamentally affected by it.
In recent times, midterm elections have become primarily about punishing whoever is in the White House. In this case, there is definitely much to be dissatisfied about as far as Barack Obama is concerned. In fact, many consider him to be the worst president in U. S. history, and that is saying a lot.
When Obama first entered the White House, his approval numbers were incredibly high. But over time they have fallen substantially.
According to a CNN poll taken in late October, 53 percent of Americans disapprove of the way that Barack Obama is performing his job, and close to 70 percent of Americans are upset about the direction the country is headed.
And without a doubt, the sour mood of the country was clearly reflected in the election results as they rolled in on Tuesday night.
But despite the millions upon millions of votes that were cast by concerned Americans on Tuesday, very little is likely to change in the way that this nation is governed.
One reason for this is because Barack Obama has the power to block pretty much whatever the Republican Congress does. If a piece of legislation is passed that he does not like, he can simply veto it. Unfortunately for the Republicans, they do not have the numbers to override a veto.

This post was published at End Of The American Dream on November 4th, 2014.

Why Most Americans Are Still Stuck on The Oswald ‘Lone Gunman’ Narrative

Why JFK is still the most important Lone Gunman story? Because it was the first in a long series of psy-ops (psychological operations) directed against the American people. It wasn’t just the killing of Kennedy – it was also the death of common sense in America, as a nation surrendered to the false flag narrative.
Over 50 years on, and most of the United States are still ‘stuck on stupid’ when it comes to the dreadful assassination of US President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963). Why is the Oswald ‘lone gunman’ theory still so appealing for so many?
By definition, a Lone Gunman is an individual person who acts on his or her own initiative, without partners, especially one who has sole responsibility for doing something questionable, confidential, or iniquitous. In other words, it’s the diametric opposite of a Conspiracy.
Based on the mass success of the lone gunman theory as an official plausible explanation for any and all improbable crime scenes, government and media have enthusiastically deployed it as a final nail to close down most high profile murders of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Was former US and CIA spy and operative Lee Harvey Oswald really the ‘lone gunman’?
In the case of the JFK assassination, the government’s Lone Gunman Theory claims that only three shots were fired by the alleged assassin, but the evidence simply doesn’t match up toOfficial Conspiracy Theory. Spartacus Educational summarizes the conundrum as follows:
‘The Warren Commission came to the conclusion that John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. This theory has been supported by several other investigators including Arlen Specter, Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Hugh Aynesworth, Gerald Posner, John McAdams and Kenneth A. Rahn.’

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on NOVEMBER 6, 2014.