Former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union: The U.S. and Nato Are Provoking the Ukrainian Crisis

Encircling Russia and Arming Ukraine Are What’s Provoking the Bear Jack Matlock, U. S. ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, says that the U. S. and NATO are to blame for the Ukraine crisis:
The fact is they are going to intervene until they are certain that there is no prospect of Ukraine becoming a member of NATO. And all of the threats by NATO and so on to sort of increase defenses elsewhere is simply provocative to the Russians. Now, I’m not saying that’s right, but I am saying that’s the way Russia is going to react. And frankly, this is all predictable. And those of us who helped negotiate the end of the Cold War almost unanimously said in the 1990s, ‘Do not expand NATO eastward. Find a different way to protect eastern Europe, a way that includes Russia. Otherwise, eventually there’s going to be a confrontation, because there is a red line, as far as any Russian government is concerned, when it comes to Ukraine and Georgia and other former republics of the Soviet Union.’
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There needs to be an understanding between Russia and the Ukrainians as to how to solve this problem. It is not going to be solved militarily. So the idea that we should be giving more help to the Ukrainian government in a military sense simply exacerbates the problem. And the basic problem is Ukraine is a deeply divided country. And as long as one side tries to impose its will on the other – and that is what has happened since February, the Ukrainian nationalists in the west have been trying to impose their will on the east, and the Russians aren’t going to permit that. And that is the fact of the matter. So, yes, there simply needs to be an agreement.
And most of the – I would say, the influence of the West in trying to help the Ukrainians by, I would say, defending them against the Russians tends to be provocative, because – you know, Putin is right: If he decided, he could take Kiev. Russia is a nuclear power. And Russia feels that we have ignored that, that we have insulted them time and time again, and that we are out to turn Ukraine into an American puppet that surrounds them. And, you know, with that sort of psychology, by resisting that, in Russian eyes, he has gained unprecedented popularity. So, it seems to me that we have to understand that, like it or not, the Ukrainians are going to have to make an agreement that’s acceptable to them, if they keep their unity.

This post was published at Washingtons Blog on September 5, 2014.

Latest Study into the Possibility of Megadroughts Ignores Much of the Real Science of Climate Change

A new study in the Journal of Climate Science warns that decades long drought may become the norm for the southwestern United States.
‘A drier Southwest is also a Southwest at risk of a megadrought,’ said study author Toby Ault, a climate scientist at Cornell University.
Of course, the study implicates global warming as the cause of these future droughts, it does not take into account the planet hasn’t actually warmed at all since 1998. Publications from around the world have published articles relating to the hiatus in global warming. You can read some of them here, here, and here. This article, by the eminent climate scientist Prof Don Easterbrook gives a full explanation of not only the end, for now of global warming, but how the planet is actually cooling at the moment.
The Journal of climate science study only takes into account precipitation, and even with that it deals with the averages in recent years. It makes no account for years of mammoth snowfall, or years of years of above average rainfall. Finally, it makes no reference at all to the cycles the Earth is proven to go through.
Back in the 1970′s scientists were screaming that a new ice age was upon us…they were of course wrong. The planet goes through cycles of warming and cooling and this is what’s happening now, it has always happened and it will continue to happen.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 5th, 2014.

Mysterious Fake Cellphone Towers Are Intercepting Calls All Over the US

Seventeen fake cellphone towers were discovered across the U.S. last week, according to a report in Popular Science.

Rather than offering you cellphone service, the towers appear to be connecting to nearby phones, bypassing their encryption, and either tapping calls or reading texts.
Rather than offering you cellphone service, the towers appear to be connecting to nearby phones, bypassing their encryption, and either tapping calls or reading texts.
Les Goldsmith, the CEO of ESD America, used ESD's CryptoPhone 500 to detect 17 bogus cellphone towers. ESD is a leading American defense and law enforcement technology provider based in Las Vegas.

This post was published at Business Insider

At Least 17 Fake Cellphone Towers Capable of Invasive Spying Have Been Discovered Across America

When Lee Goldsmith drives by one of the many fake cellphone towers being discovered throughout the U. S., his $3,500 CryptoPhone 500 will immediately display the warning message in the thumbnail image to the left.
When you drive by the same fake towers, known as ‘interceptors,’ your run of the mill iPhone or Samsung Galaxy won’t alert you to any potential security breach. And that’s exactly how those people who installed these interceptors, whoever they are, like it.
I’ve seen headlines about these fake cell towers over the past several days, but didn’t investigate the matter until today. It appears Popular Science broke the story in late August with the piece: Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls. The article focuses on the revelations of Lee Goldsmith, CEO of ESD America, which makes ultra-expensive and ultra-secure cellphones (another player in this market is Silent Circle with its Blackphone) . What Lee Goldsmith and other users of the CryptoPhone 500 have discovered while driving across part of America will shock and disturb you.
We learn from Computer World that:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Sept 4, 2014.

The “Other” Immigration Problem

When Americans talk about immigration, they picture those they want to keep out: undocumented people sneaking across the southern border. But, as Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hunter reports, when U. S. businesses talk about immigration, they picture people they’d like to bring in: ones with science, math or technology skills, notable artists or those willing to pick tomatoes. The U. S. wants these immigrants. The ‘other’ immigration problem, then, is in deciding who and how many should be admitted.
Both U. S. tech and agriculture employers say there are not enough Americans able to fill all the available jobs.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/03/2014.

U.S. Preps For Ebola Outbreak: Cases May Exceed 100,000 By December: ‘The Numbers Are Really Scary’

Though news on the Ebola virus has been muted since two American health care workers were admitted to U. S.-based facilities last month, the deadly contagion continues to spread. According to the World Health Organization more than 40% of all Ebola cases thus far have occurred in just the last three months, suggesting that the virus is continuing to build steam.
Physicist Alessandro Vespignani of Northeastern University in Boston is one of several researchers trying to figure out how far Ebola may spread and how many people around the world could be affected. Based on his findings, there will be 10,000 cases by September of this year and it only gets worse from there.
Extrapolating existing trends, the number of the sick and dying mounts rapidly from the current toll – more than 3000 cases and 1500 deaths – to around 10,000 cases by September 24, and hundreds of thousands in the months after that. ‘The numbers are really scary,’ he says – although he stresses that the model assumes control efforts aren’t stepped up. ‘We all hope to see this NOT happening,’ Vespigani writes in an e-mail.

Vespignani is not the only one trying to predict how the unprecedented outbreak will progress. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that the number of cases could ultimately exceed 20,000. And scientists across the world are scrambling to create computer models that accurately describe the spread of the deadly virus. Not all of them look quite as bleak as Vespignani’s. But the modelers all agree that current efforts to control the epidemic are not enough to stop the deadly pathogen in its tracks.

This post was published at shtfplan on September 1st, 2014.

Ebola becoming harder to treat -US experts: rapid mutation could ‘render treatment and vaccines ineffective’

August 2014 – AFRICA – As countries across the world battle to contain the spreads of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the killer ailment appears to be devising means of circumventing efforts to stop it, researchers have said. Experts claim that the virus is ‘rapidly and continually mutating, making it harder to diagnose and treat.’ This is just as former President Olusegun Obasanjo declared, on Saturday, that the index case, Patrick Sawyer, in a ‘devilish’ connivance with some Liberian authorities, intentionally brought the disease to Nigeria. He also noted that the disease, which he said had become a global problem, had been taking a toll on Nigeria’s economy, charging the Federal Government to partner the World Health Organization (WHO), European Union (EU) and government of America in containing the virus. Sunday Tribune’s finding showed that result of a research by a team of American scientists indicates that the initial patients diagnosed with the virus in Sierra Leone revealed almost 400 genetic modifications, concluding that this could render current treatment ineffective and put vaccines that are being worked on for its cure in danger. According to reports, the team of researchers, under the Broad Institute in Massachusetts and Harvard University, analyzed more than 99 Ebola virus genomes which were collected from 78 patients diagnosed with the disease in Sierra Leona in the first 24 days of the current outbreak. Dr Pardis Sabeti, a senior associate member at the Broad Institute and an associate professor at Harvard University, who was among leaders of the research, said ‘by making the data immediately available to the community, we hope to accelerate response efforts.

This post was published at The Extinction Protocol on September 1, 2014.

Will the Ferguson Shooting Mark a Historic Shift in the Police State?

Only time will tell, but is it too soon to guess whether the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown will mark a turning point in our march toward tyranny in America? There are signs that this could be the case. Yes this could be an overly optimistic assumption about the current direction of the police state in America, but there is a slight chance that the consciousness that came with the Ferguson shooting may have been a badly needed cure to the metastasizing police state problem. Before anyone makes assumptions of how naive I’m being or overly optimistic, let’s clarify. We are in a battle of competing paradigms and competing consciousness. One important thing to note about the police state is that authority, control, intimidation and police state madness is itself a real-time live form of consciousness. In this police state consciousness we can confirm the typical officer becomes consumed in their role. This disconnected behavior had been confirmed in previous psychology experiments, and we know how governments carefully train police to do as they are told. Add to that, the influence of the culture of police and what we see is a group of people acting within their own (twisted) consciousness to oppress others without consequences. We saw this in Nazi Germany and many other examples throughout history. This powerful competing consciousness, the police consciousness, took a step back after the Ferguson shooting. How do we know?
Some indicators are alternative and social media’s coverage of the images and sounds of the Ferguson police state brutality on American protesters. This mass media coverage of the police state forced mainstream media to pay attention to the police state brutality. Together, this brought an even greater mass awareness of police brutality in America that the control system wasn’t prepared for. The result?

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on August 31st, 2014.

Most corrupt ‘teaching’ union ever: Democratic & Republican Parties unioned with corporate media

Teaching is the art and science of people seeing/learning reality for themselves. Once ignited, passion for learning becomes a life-long expression.
Our Orwellian world of the present witnesses a union of ‘leaders’ in government and corporate media ‘teaching’ the 99% public that what’s good are:
Unlawful war-murders, our economy, corporate media journalism. This Government/Media Union is not teaching, but herding the public into chosen areas of propaganda, as the above links easily explain, document, and prove. Government/Media ‘teaching’ has an academic term thanks to Princeton Professor Harry Frankfurt’s best-selling book on this topic:

This post was published at Washingtons Blog on September 1, 2014.

U.S. Hospitals Prep For Ebola Outbreak: Cases May Exceed 100,000 By December: ‘The Numbers Are Really Scary’

Though news on the Ebola virus has been muted since two American health care workers were admitted to U. S.-based facilities last month, the deadly contagion continues to spread. According to the World Health Organization more than 40% of all Ebola cases thus far have occurred in just the last three months, suggesting that the virus is continuing to build steam.
Physicist Alessandro Vespignani of Northeastern University in Boston is one of several researchers trying to figure out how far Ebola may spread and how many people around the world could be affected. Based on his findings, there will be 10,000 cases by September of this year and it only gets worse from there.

This post was published at shtfplan on September 1st, 2014.

Just Admit It: You (and your kids) Are State PROPERTY

Still think you have “freedom” eh? Still think you’re the actual parents of your children, and that you should be the ones making decisions about their lifestyle and heatlh? Or are you simply where all the liabilities reside for the decision to have them, while the choices belong to someone else — you know, like a slave?
Police have rejected criticism of their search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour removed from a UK hospital by his parents against medical advice.
Ashya King was found in Malaga on Saturday and his parents arrested, following an international search.
His father Brett King defended his actions in a video posted on YouTube, saying there had been a “ridiculous chase”.
Hampshire Police said medical advice was that Ashya was in “grave danger”.
The parents, it turns out, wanted their kid to be treated using a therapy not offered by the UK’s socialized medical services. Specifically, they wanted to use proton beam therapy rather than what the UK wanted to use (effectively gamma radiation.) The difference is that proton beam therapy is a more-targeted form of radiation than gamma. Both are of the same general type, and there is much dispute as to whether proton therapy is as effective in specific cancers. Then again there’s plenty of argument over whether radiation therapy actually “works” (that is, does less harm and good) in these cases to begin with.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2014-08-31.

Health Ranger launches ‘A Blueprint for Safer Vaccines’ – calls for protecting children with improved immunization technology

(NaturalNews) When CDC scientist Dr. William Thompson recently confessed to scientific fraud for the purpose of hiding links between MMR vaccines and autism, members of the public were outraged. People everywhere are now asking, “Why does the CDC insist in hiding the truth about vaccine side effects?” Why can’t they just tell the truth?The reason is because present-day vaccines are based on a barbaric, outmoded manufacturing technology which subjects all our children to unnecessary risks. But the vaccine industry has been granted absolute legal immunity from defective products, so there’s no incentive for improved safety or innovation in vaccines.

This post was published at Natural News on Sunday, August 31, 2014.

‘All Natural’ Bee-Saving Pesticide is Genetically Engineered

Here we go again, folks. Recently Natural News published an article titled ‘New, all-natural pesticide unveiled by scientists – and it won’t kill the bees!’
Good news on the honeybee front – a team of scientists in the UK have created a biopesticide made from spider venom and plant protein that may provide hope for the endangered pollinators.
A study published in the research journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B [PDF] states that the experimental, nontoxic biopesticide Hv1a/GNA is ‘unlikely to cause detrimental effects on honeybees.’
Let’s just take a little peek at the source document – ‘Proceedings of the Royal Society B,’ shall we?
Recombinant GNA, and the fusion protein Hv1a/GNA were produced in the yeast expression system…
Definition of ‘recombination:’
Recombination noun r-km-b-n-shn: the formation by the processes of crossing-over and independent assortment of new combinations of genes in progeny that did not occur in the parents.

This post was published at FarmWars on August 29, 2014.

Rapidly Mutating Ebola Renders Diagnostic Tests Inaccurate – AKA: You May Have a New Strain of Ebola and Test Negative

An international team of scientists – some of whom succumbed to the virus during the course of their research – has sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes from 78 patients in Sierra Leone, creating a valuable trove of genetic data for scientists and health care workers struggling to bring the growing outbreak under control….’We were able to sequence and analyze our samples with about a 10-day turnaround. This is unprecedented, as earlier studies have usually taken many months with much smaller datasets,’ says Daniel J. Park, a co-author and computational biologist at the Broad Institute, in an email interview with Mashable. The research, which used an advanced genetic analysis technique known as deep sequencing, reveals that the disease is rapidly accumulating mutations as it spreads. The team found 395 genetic changes, including 341 that make this outbreak distinct from the viral genomes tied to previous Ebola outbreaks, and 50 that are unique to the West African outbreak more broadly.

This post was published at Investment WatchBlog on August 29th, 2014.

Mind Control Scientists Turn Off Emotional Link to Memories

It is becoming increasingly clear that advancements in genetics and neuroscience are leading toward direct methods of mind control. An array of hi-tech methods have been announced – magnetic manipulation via ‘neural dust,’ high-powered lasers, and using light beamed from outside the skull. As a result, scientists are making bold claims that they can alter the brain even to the extent of turning off consciousness altogether.
But it is memory research that might be among the most troubling. As I’ve previously stated in other articles, our memories help us form our identity: who we are relative to where we have been. Positive or negative lessons from the past can be integrated into our present decisions, thus enabling us to form sound strategies and behaviors that can aid us in our quest for personal evolution. But what if we never knew what memories were real or false? What if our entire narrative was changed by having our life’s events restructured? Or what if there were memories that were traumatic enough to be buried as a mechanism of sanity preservation, only to be brought back to us in a lab?
We’ve already witnessed research into the erasure of memories, the implantation of false memories, and triggering memories of fear when none previously existed. (Source) MIT researchers are now claiming to have found the specific brain switch that links emotions to memory. Once again, the temptation of helping those who have experienced trauma might open doors to very unethical applications.

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

The Time Is Ripe For A False-Flag Attack On American Soil

Government engineered false-flag terrorism is a historically established fact. For centuries, political and financial elites have been sinking ships, setting buildings on fire, assassinating diplomats, overthrowing elected leaders, and blowing people up, then blaming these disasters on convenient scapegoats so that they can induce fear in the public and transfer more power to themselves. Skeptics might argue whether certain calamities have been proven beyond a reasonable doubt to be false-flag events, but no one can argue that such tactics have not been used by the establishment in the past. Governments have openly admitted to creating bloody and catalyzing tragedies under false pretenses, like Operation Gladio, a false-flag program in Europe supported by European and American covert agencies which lasted decades, from the 1950′s to the 1990′s.
Gladio utilized well-paid and trained rogue groups and agents as well as patsies, compartmentalized and controlled, who would commit atrocities against the European public. These atrocities would then be blamed on ‘left wing extremists’, galvanizing the citizenry and political representatives towards the false East/West paradigm. The superficial motivation given by whistleblowers was that Gladio was to be used to keep the right wing in power. However, the broader and deeper goal was clearly to manipulate Europeans into accepting a unification mindset, paving the way for the eventual centralization of Europe into the EU supranational block. Gladio, is only one well documented example of false-flag terrorism being exploited by governments to mold mass psychology towards greater collectivism.
It is therefore vital that the public question the legitimacy of EVERY so-called ‘terrorist attack’ or geopolitical incident, otherwise, we may find ourselves duped into supporting wars and unconstitutional actions that only end up poisoning our society and elevating tyrants.
Why do I believe a new false-flag event is imminent? America has not suffered a large scale terrorist attack for over 13 years, after all. I can only say that current trends and international developments seem to be spiraling towards a breaking point; a kind of singularity, and if you understand that the majority of these events are deliberately engineered, then you also understand that the inevitable singularity (or primary disaster) is engineered as well.


This post was published at Alt-Market on 28 August 2014.

Mercury/vaccines/autism: more fraud at the CDC

In the 1990s, people around the world began to wake up and realize: there is mercury in vaccines.
Mercury.
‘That’s a poison, isn’t it? Warnings are issued about eating fish laced with mercury…but injecting it is safe?’
The public reaction was swift, explosive, instinctive, and correct: ‘They’re poisoning us and our children.’
Some of this poisoning was called autism. Some of it was called ‘neuro-developmental delay.’ There were other names and categories.
The uproar was so loud, Congress was forced to act. In 1997, they ordered the FDA to examine the situation.
So in June of 2000, three full years later, because the federal government really cares but only cares slowly, the famous Simpsonwood Meeting convened (see also here).
The star of that meeting was a CDC scientist named Thomas Verstraeten. Tommy had done extensive work on vaccines and neuro-developmental delay. It was so extensive almost nobody could understand it.
At Simpsonwood, a gaggle of other scientists, FDA and CDC people, and pharma types sat in their chairs while Tommy showed mind-numbing slide after slide and explained each one.
The CDC people prayed Tommy would be convincing. After all, the CDC is in charge of vaccine safety and also buys billions of dollars of vaccines, which it distributes to public health agencies in all 50 states.
Tommy, with his slide show, explained he had homed in on neuro-developmental delay in children, and had examined many different groupings of vaccinated children to discover a connection, if any, to the vaccines.
There is a transcript of the whole Simpsonwood Meeting. 286 pages. It’s like reading the Talmud backwards or an old Manhattan phone book whose pages have been taken out of alphabetical order.
Tommy’s thrust, of course, was to exonerate mercury in vaccines and give these vaccines a free pass. Which he eventually did, in the final version of a study published three times.
In the Simpsonwood transcript, the real explosion comes on page 43. No one, to my knowledge, has emphasized this enough.
On page 43, a Dr. Rapin asks Tommy a basic question:

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on August 27, 2014.

The Kardashians And Climate Change: Interview With Judith Curry

Climate change continues to drive energy policy, despite the fact that there is no way to reconcile eradicating energy poverty in much of the world with reducing carbon dioxide emissions. This is one of the many conundrums of the climate change debate – a debate that has been taken over by social media and propaganda, while scientists struggle to get back into the game and engage the public.
Judith Curry is an American climatologist and former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as the co-author of over 140 scientific papers. Her prolific writings offer a rational view of the climate change debate. You can find more of Judith’s work at her blog: JudithCurry.com
In an exclusive interview with Oilprice.com, Curry discusses:
‘ The Koch-funded climate denial machine ‘ Why the public is losing trust in scientists ‘ How alarmist propaganda has skewed the climate debate ‘ How climate change has contributed to a new literary genre ‘ The impact of social media and the ‘Kardashian Factor’ ‘ Climate and the ‘clash of values’ ‘ Global warming or global cooling? ‘ The Polar Vortex and ‘global warming’ ‘ Extreme weather hysteria ‘ Why climate change should not drive energy policy
Oilprice.com: You’ve talked a lot about the role of communication and public relations in the climate change debate. Where do scientists fail in this respect?

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/25/2014

CDC vaccine-autism fraud: what victory looks like

Here’s a clue: victory doesn’t look like a trickle of hidden data occasionally seeping out of a cavern.
This is all about making a case. An explosive case.
Most (honest) scientists don’t have a clue. They don’t know how or why a story explodes. They tend to favor the ‘trickle theory’ of releasing information because it fits their notion of order and pattern.
Order and pattern have nothing to do with the asymmetrical way a story expands.
Maybe CDC whistleblower William Thompson eventually comes forward with a definitive public statement about egregious fraud at the CDC; maybe he doesn’t.
Waiting for him to do the right thing is a loser’s game.
There is another avenue to pursue:
The CDC data that would reveal fraud.
Data contradicting the CDC assertion that there is no connection between the MMR vaccine and autism.
Whistleblower Thompson apparently claims the ‘no-connection’ study was massaged, cooked, stepped on. Key pieces were buried.
Where is that buried data? All of it. Who has it?
I’m not talking about one or two pages we can barely see on a video.
There are several people out there who state they have a trove of incriminating data.
So: release it!
Now.
All of it.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on August 25, 2014

Forensic Expert Says Foley Murder Video “May Have Been Staged”

While there have been many suggestions, some of very dubious nature others not so much, that the ISIS video showing the execution of James Foley may have been staged, faked or otherwise fabricated (especially after Scotland Yard warnedthat sharing or merely viewing the infamous YouTube clip of Foley’s murder is a crime and is punishable under anti-terror laws, stunning virtually everyone), it wasn’t until today that an actual forensic expert opined – apparently one who isn’t afraid of the criminal charges headed their way – that something may be wrong with the 4 minute 40-second clip. TheTelegraph reports that an “international forensic science company which has worked for police forces across Britain, suggested camera trickery and slick post-production techniques appear to have been used.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/25/2014