Sunday, February 1, 2015

Why Would Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Question 9/11?

The coach of the Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks is in the media again as his team prepares for a second championship game. Coach Pete Carroll is getting special attention in the news because he is known to have questioned the official account of the 9/11 attacks. Even today, he is still looking for answers about those crimes, saying, “I will always be interested in the truth.”

The average football fan, whose exposure to questions about 9/11 is typically limited to snarky, ill-informed mainstream media stories, might wonder why Carroll would go there. Here are a dozen quick reasons why everyone should seek the truth about 9/11.

Seattle Seahawks and Pete Carroll have the 9/11 Truth movement on their side going into the Super Bowl

Most Seattle Seahawks fans love Coach Pete Carroll because he’s cultivated a football team great enough to get to and possibly win the Super Bowl two years in a row. There are a few fans, however, who are cheering the Seahawks and Carroll on for a less obvious reason: These fans see Carroll as a leader of a very different group — the 9/11 Truth movement.

“He kind of became an instant celebrity in the 9/11 Truth movement,” Danny Torgersen, a member of the 9/11 Studies and Outreach Club at Arizona State University, told USA Today on Friday. “He’s won the Super Bowl once, he might win it again. That’s lots of credibility and popularity.”

Known more simply as “Truthers,” this group believes the World Trade Center’s twin towers in Lower Manhattan came down on Sept. 11, 2001, as a direct result of U.S. government planning. As to whether Carroll is Truther himself, however, that’s highly debatable.

“Is Seahawks coach Pete Carroll a 9/11 truther?” Deadspin asked in 2013. “That all depends: Does badgering a former four-star general about whether 9/11 was real make one a truther?”

Although Carroll’s never publicly stated he does not believe what most people consider fact (that the terrorist group Al-Qaeda perpetrated the 9/11 attacks), rumors have circulated for years that he’s a truther. Deadspin reported that during a 2013 meeting with retired Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli, who happens to be a Seahawks fan, Carroll pressed him about several 9/11 conspiracy theories.

Exclusive: Jesse Ventura and Judy Wood Schooled by Niels Harrit!

Jesse Ventura appears to be attracted to the work of controversial 9/11 researcher Judy Wood because he doesn’t see obvious explanations for a number of bizarre phenomena that occurred or began on 9/11.

But Danish scientist Niels Harrit, in an interview from Copenhagen, Denmark, says these phenomena can be easily explained without having to resort to theories that are not supported by any evidence. Among these curious occurrences are the “toasted” cars, the complete pulverization of the concrete from the towers, and the molten iron detected under all three towers for three months after 9/11.

Jesse Ventura exposes the NFL and the "tax payers" Superbowl

Jesse Ventura exposes how the National Football League generates a whopping 9-billion-dollars per year while maintaining its tax-exempt, non-profit status. In this Off the Grid, the Governor also shows us how the NFL takes further advantage of the system by scamming the cities that host the Super Bowl.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

German spy agency saves millions of phone records, says report

According to a journalist at German weekly "Die Zeit," writing with reference to "classified files," the German Intelligence Agency (BND) currently collects around 220 million pieces of metadata per day, far more than was currently thought.

Kai Biermann, who has covered the topic of mass surveillance by both the BND and international intelligence authorities including the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the US National Security Agency (NSA), wrote on Friday that German spies provided "at least part" of the data they acquired to the NSA.

Metadata includes the phone numbers involved in a call or text message, when a call was made or text sent and the length of the communication. It does not, however, include what was said during a call or written in a text message.

Quoting BND sources, Biermann wrote that German intelligence "reserves the right to collect metadata, regardless of the amount," of foreign telecommunications traffic. Collection of telecoms traffic of German citizens, however, violates national data protection laws. The report did not specify how German data was filtered, nor has the BND done so.

EFF Wins Battle Over Secret Legal Opinions on Government Spying

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has won its four-year Freedom of Information Act lawsuit over secret legal interpretations of a controversial section of the Patriot Act, including legal analysis of law enforcement and intelligence agency access to census records.

The U.S. Department of Justice today filed a motion to dismiss its appeal of a ruling over legal opinions about Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the controversial provision of law relied on by the NSA to collect the call records of millions of Americans. As a result of the dismissal, the Justice Department will be forced to release a previously undisclosed opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) concerning access by law enforcement and intelligence agencies to census data under Section 215.

"The public trusts that information disclosed for the census won't wind up in the hands of law enforcement or intelligence agencies," Staff Attorney Mark Rumold said. "The public has a right to know what the Office of Legal Counsel's conclusions were on this topic, and we're happy to have vindicated that important right."

Big Banks Fail to Dismiss US Currency Rigging Lawsuit

A federal judge on Wednesday said U.S. investors may pursue a nationwide antitrust lawsuit accusing 12 major banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market.
U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield in Manhattan rejected the defendants' arguments that the case should be dismissed because of a lack of evidence that they colluded to manipulate the WM/Reuters Closing Spot Rates, known as the Fix, or that they impeded competition and caused harm.

"Fairly read, the U.S. complaint adequately alleges that defendants engaged in a long-running conspiracy to manipulate the Fix to defendants' advantage," Schofield wrote in a 30-page decision.

The bank defendants include Bank of America Corp., Barclays Plc, BNP Paribas SA, Citigroup Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG , Goldman Sachs Group Inc., HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and UBS AG.

British army creates team of Facebook warriors

The British army is creating a special force of Facebook warriors, skilled in psychological operations and use of social media to engage in unconventional warfare in the information age.

The 77th Brigade, to be based in Hermitage, near Newbury, in Berkshire, will be about 1,500-strong and formed of units drawn from across the army. It will formally come into being in April.

The brigade will be responsible for what is described as non-lethal warfare. Both the Israeli and US army already engage heavily in psychological operations.

Against a background of 24-hour news, smartphones and social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, the force will attempt to control the narrative.

Friday, January 30, 2015


Austrian counter-terrorism, special-ops forces to run security

The location and dates of the forthcoming 2015 gathering of secretive elites under the Bilderberg Group banner has been confirmed.

Local police have verified that the conference will take place at the opulent Interalpen Hotel, in the Austrian mountains near Telfs.

In a press release, the Austrian police revealed that security for the confab will be in operation from June 9th-14th. As is usually the custom with Bilderberg, the actual meeting of delegates will take place from the Thursday to the Sunday of that week, June 11th-14th.

The police press release notes that security at the Bilderberg meeting will be part of the same operation as security for the much more public G7 meeting, which is scheduled to take place at the beginning of the same week, 7th-8th June, at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria, Germany.

“The security measures at the G7 summit on 7 and 8 June 2015 in Bavaria, and the Bilderberg Conference from 9 to 14 June 2015 in Tyrol were focal points of a briefing by Federal Minister Mag Johanna Mikl-Leitner and representatives of the Ministry of Interior and State Police Tyrol on 13 January 2015 in Vienna.” the press statement reads.

“The venue of the G7 summit lies only 3.6 kilometers in a straight line from the Austrian border, both events cover similar issues and take place one after the other, the G7 summit on 7th and 8th June 2015 and the Bilderberg conference on 9th to 14th June 2015.” the statement continues.

Pete Carroll admired by '9/11 Truth' movement

Pete Carroll is a conspiracy theorist, at least that is how the conspiracy theory goes. And it is one that has gained the Seattle Seahawks coach an unlikely following from the "9/11 Truth" movement in the lead-up to his attempt to win back-to-back Super Bowls.

Two years ago, Carroll met with former Army chief of staff and four-star general Peter Chiarelli and, according to Deadspin citing "sources," brought up many popular conspiracy theories concerned with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center and quizzed Chiarelli about their veracity.

When asked by USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday about the "9/11 Truth" movement and supporters who back him, Carroll made no attempt to deny his interest.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Beware The Two Percent!

Ron Paul's history lesson on the Federal Reserve, including the Fed's absurd mandate to ensure a two percent inflation rate. The Fed is the primary driver of the warfare/welfare state that is destroying the US.

McCain To Demonstrators: "Shut Up Or I'll Have You Arrested," "Get Out Of Here You Low Life Scum"

About a dozen anti-war protesters interrupted a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with former Secs. of State Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and George Shultz on Capitol Hill this morning. "In the name of the people" of Chile, Vietnam, East Timur, Cambodia and Laos, they chanted "arrest Henry Kissinger for war crimes" until they were dragged out and Sen. McCain regained control of the room.

Hollywood and The CIA: A Dark Marriage Revealed

One of the more fanciful, or thought to be fanciful, topics I’ve been covering for a good while now is the subject of the relationship of the CIA to Hollywood.

Recent blockbusters like Zero Dark Thirty and American Sniper focus on the military and intelligence agencies in supposed “based on true events” scenarios, but is more at work here? The film industry has always loved tales of espionage, but in reality, the creation and manufacturing of a completely alternate reality and history is far more extensive than most would assume.

While many films have nobly challenged assumptions about war in figures like Kubrick or Stone, for the most part, film has functioned as one of the most powerful forms of propaganda in the western establishment’s arsenal.

New York’s New Elite Anti-Terror Strike Force to Target Protesters

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced the creation of a new “anti-terror strike force” Thursday that will admittedly be used to target protesters.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Documents Show N.S.A.’s Wiretap Moves Before Congress’s Approval

A federal judge ruled in 2007 that the U.S.A. Patriot Act empowered the National Security Agency to collect foreigners’ emails and phone calls from domestic networks without prior judicial approval, newly declassified documents show.

The documents — two rulings of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court — fill in a chapter in the history of the N.S.A.’s warrantless surveillance program. They show the agency’s secret moves in the months before Congress authorized the spying by enacting the Protect America Act in August 2007.

The disclosure also brought into public view a previously unknown example of how the surveillance court, which hears arguments only from the government before issuing secret rulings, sometimes accepts novel interpretations of the law to bless government requests for spying powers.

The orders were dated May 31 and Aug. 2, 2007. Both were issued by Judge Roger Vinson of the Northern District of Florida, who was then serving on the surveillance court. The Obama administration declassified them and provided them to The New York Times on Monday as part of a continuing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.