Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Irish Slave Trade – The Forgotten “White” Slaves

The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves.

Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white.

From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Ireland’s population fell from about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade. Families were ripped apart as the British did not allow Irish dads to take their wives and children with them across the Atlantic. This led to a helpless population of homeless women and children. Britain’s solution was to auction them off as well.

During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10 and 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia. Another 30,000 Irish men and women were also transported and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers.
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The 9/11 Plan: Cheney, Rumsfeld and the “Continuity of Government”

If one looks at the development of defense spending in the United States since 1940, some far-reaching conclusions arise. (44) It seems as if the attack on Pearl Harbor and the following involvement in World War II led to a structural change of the American economy. The budgetary value of the military was never reduced to a “normal” level after that. On the contrary it increased decade by decade. Thus the whole economy got into a fatal dependency on the defense business.

This ongoing development came to a halt only with the fall of the Soviet Union. Ten years later then 9/11 became the catalyzing event to kick-start the military buildup again – with all its broad economic effects on the country.

Cheney and Rumsfeld don´t seem to be driving forces in this “game”, but merely two talented managers, risen to the top in the stream of events. Author James Mann, who had disclosed their involvement in the COG plan first in 2004, described their political role this way:
“Their participation in the extra-constitutional continuity-of-government exercises, remarkable in its own right, also demonstrates a broad, underlying truth about these two men. For three decades, from the Ford Administration onward, even when they were out of the executive branch of government, they were never far away. They stayed in touch with defense, military, and intelligence officials, who regularly called upon them. They were, in a sense, a part of the permanent hidden national-security apparatus of the United States, inhabitants of a world in which Presidents come and go, but America keeps on fighting.” (45)
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How the Vatican built a secret property empire using Mussolini's millions

Papacy used offshore tax havens to create £500m international portfolio, featuring real estate in UK, France and Switzerland
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Dutch Bilderberg Queen abdicates in favour of her son

Dutch Queen Beatrix, the oldest daughter of Bilderberg Group founder prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld and also known as Bilderberg Bea for currently holding the third position in the Bilderberg hierarchy, has abdicated her throne in favor of her eldest son, 45-year-old prince Willem-Alexander.

Beatrix, who will turn 75 on January 31 and who is the oldest ever Dutch monarch, announced to step down in a televised address yesterday. She has reigned the Netherlands for 33 years. The coronation of regular Bilderberg Group attendee Willem-Alexander will take place on April 30.
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

9/11: The World Trade Center Collapses - Who Did It ?

This article takes a look at ownership, access and security of the World Center Complex and to the ties these owners, tenants and security firms have. Next the article looks at the backgrounds of the 9/11 investigators, Al Qaeda, the hijackers and of anyone potentially having manipulated these terrorists.

Ultimately the theory is put forward that key members of the Trilateral Commission, combined with old guard/old boy CIA officers in organizations as the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), the OSS Society and Le Cercle manipulated Osama bin Laden's plot against the United States. Not only did they allow the attack to happen, they also made sure that it was devastating enough to receive a carte blanche on rearranging the entire Middle East region. Crucial help in manipulating Al Qaeda's hijackers was provided by elements in Saudi Arabia, a major ally of the CIA's old guard and the Bush family in particular. A junior role in the destruction of the towers may have been given to Israel, with certain key neoconservatives in the Bush administration fully supporting the plot.
Joël v.d. Reijden - Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics - Read full article »»

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Dolours Price, Defiant I.R.A. Bomber, Dies at 61

Dolours Price, an unrepentant former member of the Irish Republican Army who went to prison for a 1973 London bombing and who recently shook Northern Ireland’s fragile calm by claiming that her orders had come from Gerry Adams, the Sinn Fein party leader and peace negotiator who denies having ever been in the I.R.A., died on Thursday at her home in a suburb of Dublin. She was 61.

Ms. Price remained defiant to the end. She had no truck, she said, with those whose political views had changed over the years. “I am a republican, born and bred, as were my mother and father before me and theirs before them,” she wrote in a letter to an Irish newspaper last year. “I have no time for people who constantly change their position.”

“They are not republicans,” she wrote.

Trial of 9/11 suspect at risk in legal dispute over charges

THE trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been thrown into turmoil by a legal dispute that could hand the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks and his alleged co-conspirators strong grounds for appeal.

The US defence department is at loggerheads with the chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay over what the charges should be. The five men, whose pretrial hearings reconvene at the naval base next week, face eight different charges.

However, Brig Gen Mark Martins, the chief prosecutor, said the charge of conspiracy should be dropped because it was no longer "legally viable" following a court ruling that conspiracy – a charge that seeks to punish suspects for association with al-Qa'ida – was not a recognised war crime under international law. This meant it could not legitimately be brought before a war-crimes tribunal such as Guantanamo.
Peter Foster - Irish Indepedent - Read full article »»

POWERFUL: Belgian MP Exposes War on Terror Lie and 9/11 False Flag

On January the 17th, 32-year-old Belgium MP Laurent Louis, considered one of the most controversial and demonized national political figures, delivered the most powerful truth ever told in a political arena.

First, he explained why he voted against the Belgian support to war in Mali, that it was based on lies and rooted in neo-colonialism. Then he expressed his disgust and wrath against the criminal foreign policies of the Western elite and its submission to foreign financial and interests groups, before scolding his colleagues who voted for interventionist war with "fuck you's". Finally, he says that the war on terror is a lie and that 9/11 was a false flag to justify aggressive military action in the Muslim world.

Click on the "Captions" icon to get the English subtitles. You won't be disappointed.
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The Assassination of MLK Jr. Revisited

Down The Rabbit Hole w/ Popeye (01-21-2013)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Google Report Shows 'Disturbing Growth in Government Surveillance'

Most recent Transparency Report from web giant reveals 136% increase in user data requests from US since 2009
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CIA Media Infiltration & Operation Mockingbird

The Untouchables: How the Obama administration protected Wall Street from prosecutions

PBS' Frontline program on Tuesday night broadcast a new one-hour report on one of the greatest and most shameful failings of the Obama administration: the lack of even a single arrest or prosecution of any senior Wall Street banker for the systemic fraud that precipitated the 2008 financial crisis: a crisis from which millions of people around the world are still suffering. What this program particularly demonstrated was that the Obama justice department, in particular the Chief of its Criminal Division, Lanny Breuer, never even tried to hold the high-level criminals accountable.

What Obama justice officials did instead is exactly what they did in the face of high-level Bush era crimes of torture and warrantless eavesdropping: namely, acted to protect the most powerful factions in the society in the face of overwhelming evidence of serious criminality. Indeed, financial elites were not only vested with immunity for their fraud, but thrived as a result of it, even as ordinary Americans continue to suffer the effects of that crisis.
Glenn Greenwald - Read full article »»

Watch The Untouchables on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

NYPD Commissioner says department will begin testing a new high-tech device that scans for concealed weapons

Get ready for scan-and-frisk.

The NYPD will soon deploy new technology allowing police to detect guns carried by criminals without using the typical pat-down procedure, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday.

The department just received a machine that reads terahertz — the natural energy emitted by people and inanimate objects — and allows police to view concealed weapons from a distance.
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How Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA »»

The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism

Thursday, January 24, 2013

What the FBI Doesn't Want You To Know About Its "Secret" Surveillance Techniques

The FBI had to rewrite the book on its domestic surveillance activities in the wake of last January’s landmark Supreme Court decision in United States v. Jones. In Jones, a unanimous court held that federal agents must get a warrant to attach a GPS device to a car to track a suspect for long periods of time. But if you want to see the two memos describing how the FBI has reacted to Jones — and the new surveillance techniques the FBI is using beyond GPS trackers — you’re out of luck. The FBI says that information is “private and confidential.”

Yes, now that the Supreme Court ruled the government must get a warrant to use its previous go-to surveillance technique, it has now apparently decided that it’s easier to just keep everything secret. The ACLU requested the memos under the Freedom of Information Act — which you can see FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann waving around in public here — and the FBI redacted them almost entirely.

Though the FBI won’t release the memos, we do have some information from other sources on the surveillance techniques federal agents are already using. And for the most part the FBI contends they do not need a warrant, and one wonders, given the public nature of this information, why they are officially claiming its "secret."
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Wrist Slap for 'Too Big to Fail or Jail' JPMorgan Chase

Despite allusions to what are euphemistically called "bad bets" by JPMC trader Bruno Iksil, the so-called "London Whale" on the hook for proverbial "shitty deals" that cost shareholders billions, Bloomberg News reported that JPMC's "fourth-quarter profit rose 53 percent, beating analysts' estimates as mortgage revenue more than doubled on record-low interest rates and government incentives."

Incentives? Now there's a polite word for a megabank with more than $2.3 trillion (£1.45tn) in assets handed some $600 billion (£378.24bn) in TARP funds, which included Federal Reserve engineered deals for their buy-out of Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual that wiped out shareholder equity as the capitalist system threatened to implode in 2008.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Death of Dr. Kelly: An Open Case

Will JPMorgan Chase Be Held to Account for Money Laundering 'Lapses' by US Regulators?

As a sop to outraged public opinion over Wall Street's looting of the real economy, criminal banksters are coming under increased scrutiny by federal regulators.

Scrutiny however, is not the same thing as enforcement of laws such as the Bank Secrecy Act and other regulatory measures meant to stop the flow of dirty money from organized crime into the financial system.

And never mind that President Obama and his hand-picked coterie of insiders from Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo (all of whom figured prominently in recent narcotics scandals) are moving to impose Eurozone-style austerity measures that threaten to ravage the social safety net, the American people are spoon-fed a pack of lies that this cabal will protect their interests and enforce the law when it comes to drug money laundering.
Antifascist Calling... Read full article »»

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Minority Report has arrived: Maryland and Pennsylvania using computers to predict future crimes

Law enforcers in two American states are using crime-prediction software to predict which freed prisoners are most likely to commit murder, and supervising them accordingly.

Instead of relying on parole officers to decide how much supervision inmates will need on the outside by looking at their records, the new system uses a computer algorithm to decide for them.

The Minority Report-style software is already being used in Baltimore and Philadelphia to predict future murderers, and will be extended to Washington D.C. soon.
Daily Mail - Read full article »»

Alex Jones On HuffPost Live: 'YOU'RE IN DANGER! YOU'RE IN DANGER!'

Alex Jones, the radio host whose tussle with Piers Morgan was felt 'round the world, appeared on HuffPost Live on Friday to talk about the fallout from his interview.
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'I'm convinced a second gunman was involved in killing my uncle': Robert Kennedy Jr. speaks out about JFK's assassination 50 years ago

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a 'shoddy piece of craftsmanship.'

Kennedy and his sister, Rory, spoke about their family Friday night while being interviewed in front of an audience by Charlie Rose at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. The event comes as a year of observances begins for the 50th anniversary of the president's death.
Daily Mail - Read full article »»

The Case Against Ralph Eberhart, NORAD’s 9/11 Commander

By Kevin Ryan
In a 2004 U.S. Senate hearing, Senator Mark Dayton remarked that “this country and its citizens were completely undefended” for “109 minutes” on 9/11. Dayton went on to clarify that officials within the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) had covered up the facts about the lack of air defenses by lying to the 9/11 Commission, to Congress and to the American people. And they were not held accountable.

One man was most responsible for both the air defense failures and the lying that covered it up. U.S. Air Force General Ralph Edward Eberhart had taken over command of NORAD from General Richard Myers in February 2000. The position included leadership of all air defense operations in North America and, also, the U.S. Space Command. Therefore, on 9/11, Eberhart was the man most responsible for failure to intercept the four hijacked aircraft over a period of nearly two hours.

NORAD is the joint U.S.-Canadian military organization responsible for monitoring and defending the airspace over North America. Long-standing operating procedures at NORAD, for dealing with airliners that have gone off-course or been hijacked, were not followed on 9/11. Each of the four flights involved in the 9/11 attacks should have been intercepted when they lost radio contact, deviated from their course, or turned off their transponders.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Operation Gladio - BBC Timewatch

Originally aired on BBC2 in 1992, Operation Gladio reveals Gladio, the secret state-sponsored terror network operating in Europe. This BBC series is about a far-right secret army, operated by the CIA and MI6 through NATO, which killed hundreds of innocent Europeans and attempted to blame the deaths on Baader Meinhof, Red Brigades and other left wing groups.

Known as stay-behinds these armies were given access to military equipment which was supposed to be used for sabotage after a Soviet invasion. Instead it was used in massacres across mainland Europe as part of a CIA Strategy of Tension. Gladio killing sprees in Belgium and Italy were carried out for the purpose of frightening the national political classes into adopting U.S. policies.

NYPD's controversial 'Stop and Frisk' policy ruled unconstitutional

A Manhattan Federal Court judge has ordered police stop making trespass stops outside private residential buildings immediately. The tactic was decried by some as infringing on civil liberties.
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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Region 10 Report - Understanding Directed Energy Weapons, HAARP and the Iron Dome


The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World L. FLETCHER PROUTY Col., U.S. Air Force (Ret.) Free E Book»»

Pediatricians Want to Keep Thimerosal in Vaccines Despite Health Risks

The American Academy of Pediatrics (APP) has released a statement in favor of Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative that is detrimental to the health of everyone who is vaccinated.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the APP are collaborating to say that Thimerosal should not be banned as an ingredient in vaccines in the US as well as a proposed banning of the toxin coming from the United Nations.

Dr. Louis Cooper from Columbia University states that research shows that Thimerosal does cause harm to children.

In 2004, the US Institute of Medicine conducted a safety review that found no evidence was viable to state that Thimerosal is connected to the soaring incidents of autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concurred with this finding in a study released in 2010. Thimerosal is ethyl mercury that has dramatic toxic effects against the health of the human body. The UN Environmental Program (UNEP) has listed mercury as a global health hazard. The UNEP would like to see a treaty that protects against Thimerosal be created.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

William Cooper 1991 Book Predicts School Shootings By Drugged Individuals In Order To Disarm Public

From the pages of Milton William Cooper’s 1991 book Behold A Pale Horse: “The government encouraged the manufacture and importation of firearms for the criminals to use. This is intended to foster a feeling of insecurity, which would lead the American people to voluntarily disarm themselves by passing laws against firearms. Using drugs and hypnosis on mental patients in a process called Orion, the CIA inculcated the desire in these people to open fire on schoolyards and thus inflame the ant-igun lobby. This plan is well under way, and so far is working perfectly. The middle class is begging the government to do away with the 2nd Amendment.”
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Demand A Real Plan

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Massive Electromagnetic Pulse Could Collapse The Economy In A Single Moment

A single gigantic electromagnetic pulse over the central United States could potentially fry most of the electronics from coast to coast if it was powerful enough. This could occur in a couple of different ways. If a powerful nuclear weapon was exploded at a high enough altitude, it could produce an electromagnetic pulse powerful enough to knock out electronics all over the country. Alternatively, a massive solar storm could potentially cause a similar phenomenon to happen just about anywhere on the planet without much warning. Of course not all EMP events are created equal. An electromagnetic pulse can range from a minor inconvenience to a civilization-killing event. It just depends on how powerful it is. But in the worst case scenario, we could be facing a situation where our electrical grids have been fried, there is no heat for our homes, our computers don't work, the Internet does not work, our cell phones do not work, there are no more banking records, nobody can use credit cards anymore, hospitals are unable to function, nobody can pump gas, and supermarkets cannot operate because there is no power and no refrigeration. Basically, we would witness the complete and total collapse of the economy. According to a government commission that looked into these things, approximately two-thirds of the U.S. population would die from starvation, disease and societal chaos within one year of a massive EMP attack. It would be a disaster unlike anything we have ever seen before in U.S. history.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Whistleblowers Gather for Conference on Being Targeted by the Surveillance State

Three of the most influential whistleblowers in recent years, Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Drake, and William Binney gathered to speak at the four-day Chaos Communication Conference.
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