Atzmon and O’keefe scrutinize the role of language in political discussion and Palestine solidarity discourse in particular. In this segment they examine Zionism, Israel, Jewish tribalism and the usage of the ‘J word’.
Atzmon and O’keefe scrutinize the role of language in political discussion and Palestine solidarity discourse in particular. In this segment they examine Zionism, Israel, Jewish tribalism and the usage of the ‘J word’.
Posted in criminal justice system, education, government, media, tagged Connecticut, December 14 2012, New York, Newtown, Newtown Connecticut, Newtown Public Schools, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, State Attorney on November 28, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
–Two black zip-up sweat jackets found on ground near alleged shooter’s car
27 Nov 2013 The [redacted] summary report of the Sandy Hook shootings was released Monday. The report, ‘Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury on the Shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and 36 Yogananda Street, Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012,’ can mbe viewed here. Among the findings: ‘Some people were located in the areas surrounding the school as the searches and evacuations were taking place. Some of those individuals were treated initially as suspects and handled accordingly, including being handcuffed, until their identities and reason for being there could be determined. Some of these detentions included: 1. The initial unknown male who turned out to be a parent with a cell telephone in his hand; 2. Two reporters located in the woods around SHES, who were held at gun point by Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) police officers until their identities could be determined; and 3. A man from New York who was working in a nearby town and went to SHES after an application on his cell telephone alerted him to the situation at the school… [On] December 14, 2012, there was a concern that there may have been more than one shooter. This was based upon a number of factors: 1. The initial police encounter with the unknown male outside SHES; 2. Reports by school personnel during the shooting on a 911 call of seeing someone running outside the school while the shooting was ongoing; 3. The location of two black zip-up sweat jackets on the ground outside of the shooter’s car; 4. The discovery of an Izhmash Saiga-12, 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition in the passenger compartment of the shooter’s car. A police officer moved this shotgun and ammunition to the car’s trunk for safety purposes; 5. Shell casings that were located outside of the school; and 6. The apparent sound of gunfire coming from outside of the school.’
Posted in education, Entertainment, health, media, tagged CBS, Charles Kuralt, Cognitive development, IPad, Journal of Communication, Nathanson, Ohio State University, Theory of mind on November 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Once upon a time, the trumpeting intro to CBS’s Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt sent children scurrying from the room, to play elsewhere. “Cartoon Day” was yesterday, and televisions offered nothing but background, an aural carpeting of jingles and happy talk. Outside were games of imagination and challenges of derring-do.
Since then, television has grown larger in America, in both size and scope—i.e., larger sets with far more channels. To the detriment of children’s health, every day is cartoon day.
Aside from contributing to childhood obesity and other concerns, television may hamper a child’s theory of mind development, the ability to attribute mental states to the self and to others. Investigators at Ohio State University interviewed and tested more than 100 preschool children and their parents for a study appearing Thursday in the Journal of Communication. They found a strong link between poor development of theory of mind and exposure to television running in the background and in a child’s bedroom.
Lead investigator Amy Nathanson says this disrupted ability to perceive the mind of others may cause impaired social behavior seen in previous study of television’s influence on children.
“When children achieve a theory of mind, they have reached a very important milestone in their social and cognitive development,” Nathanson said in a statement. “Children with more developed theories of mind are better able to participate in social relationships. These children can engage in more sensitive, cooperative interactions with other children and are less likely to resort to aggression as a means of achieving goals.”
Nathanson and her colleagues gave children tasks to assess capacity for understanding mental states occurring outside of their own minds, thoughts and beliefs likely experienced by others, which influence behaviors. Even after controlling for age and socioeconomic status, investigators found a link between increased exposure to background television and weaker understanding of mental states. Yet, they also found that theory of mind development improved when parents talked with them about television, rather than merely leaving them to their (electronic) devices.
As past work shows that siblings help improve one’s development of theory of mind, Nathanson speculated about several reasons television might hamper growth of this mental capacity. “Television may displace opportunities for richer social interaction that would otherwise promote [theory of mind],” the investigators wrote. “Prior work has found that [such] development is facilitated by hearing mental-state language in the home, engaging in pretend play, and interacting with siblings; however, when background television is present, parents engage with their children less, thereby reducing the opportunity for conversation.”
Interestingly, families cited disagreement over viewing choices as a reason for placing monitors in children’s rooms, a proliferation of channels sundering the nuclear family.
“In these ways, both heavy background television and the presence of a television in the child’s bedroom may be indicators of households in which parents are relatively less engaged with children,” the investigators wrote. “The decreased interaction may ultimately be responsible for their lower [theory of mind] scores.”
However, the study did not determine whether decreased verbal interaction between parent and child, brought by television, contributed to the hampered mental capacity or whether something else about television harmed the brain. Nathanson and her colleagues also wondered whether lower measurements of the development were influenced by children’s television fare portraying flat characters engaged in superficial interactions.
Investigators say that television might expand vocabulary but harms development of theory of mind, failing to present multidimensional characters in complex scenarios.
In many U.S. households, television programs carried by Netflix-enabled iPads allow the child not only bedroom retreat but the opportunity to wander about the house and property in a bubble of superficiality brought by Disney and Nickelodeon, among others. “Most programs for children focus on visually stimulating material, thereby providing children with less opportunity to ponder mental states or to recognize their importance,” the investigators wrote. “Even when programs do showcase characters’ mental states, it may be unlikely that children will recognize them.”
To this idea many parents cite the educational nature of television, including Disney and Nickelodeon networks, whose interplay of unusually attractive and well-spoken children provide a junior version of the afternoon soap opera. Those teleplays help teach children about the social sphere of the human species, they argue, in addition to introducing new vocabulary. However, Nathanson and her colleagues argue that while television may help to expand vocabulary the development of theory of mind depends on more than mere exposure to “mental-state language spoken by two-dimensional television characters.” Although conversation contains language, the more complex development of theory of mind depends upon the exchange and negotiation of thoughts and ideas.
Just one caveat, the investigators added. Exposure to longer-form entertainment such as movies helped a bit with development of theory of mind, given perhaps a greater complexity of character develop amid multiple mind-states in play.
Source: Nathanson, Amy I., Sharp, Molly L., Alade, Fashina, Rasmussen, Eric E., The Relation Between Television Exposure And Theory of Mind Among Preschoolers. Journal of Communication. 2013.
Posted in economics, education, government, tagged $41.3-billion, Arne Duncan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, ExxonMobil, free press, Pell Grant, Tom Harkin, University of Michigan–Dearborn on November 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The federal government made enough money on student loans over the last year that, if it wanted, it could provide maximum-level Pell Grants of $5,645 to 7.3 million college students.
The $41.3-billion profit for the 2013 fiscal year is down $3.6 billion from the previous year but still enough to pay for one year of tuition at the University of Michigan for 2,955,426 Michigan residents.
It’s a higher profit level than all but two companies in the world: Exxon Mobil cleared $44.9 billion in 2012, and Apple cleared $41.7 billion.
“It’s actually neither accurate nor fair to characterize the student loan program as making a profit,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said during a July conference call with reporters after the Free Press and other news media reported on profits from student loans.
The department did not return calls or e-mails seeking comment before the story was published, but issued a statement today.
“The administration has taken steps to improve college affordability, and thanks to collective efforts, students and families are paying lower rates on their loans today than they would have otherwise,” Stephen Spector, U.S. Department of Education spokesman said in an email to the Free Press. “More must be done to bring down the cost of college, and we look forward to continuing to work with Congress, institutions, borrowers, and other stakeholders to make college more affordable.”
The numbers track the entire fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. They come as concern continues to mount about the level of indebtedness by college students and graduates. Estimates now show the more than $1.2 trillion in student loan debt across the nation, more than the nation owes on credit cards.
Congress is expected to take a look at the issue in the coming months.
In September, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee launched a series of hearings to look at critical issues in higher education ahead of reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, which is set to expire at the end of this year. Among the issues being looked at are the student loans programs, according to Allison Preiss, press secretary for Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, who heads the committee.
Projecting how much money the government will make — or have to pay in a subsidy — on those loans is a tricky, complex formula, based on a variety of factors, experts said.
The federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 set the way the government has to account for its loans. It measures the cash outflow as the disbursement of the principal loan amount and the inflowing money as the payments of interest and principal, minus amounts not paid, plus any fees the government receives from the borrower.
But there are those who say this is a bad way to measure and predict what loans cost the government. They like something called “fair value accounting,” which they say does a better job of factoring in the cost of collecting delinquent or defaulted loans and looking at the risk taken by the government when it lends out money. They say there is actually little to no profit.
This summer, Congress directed the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study on the true cost of the federal student loan programs.
In his call with reporters this summer, Duncan did not get into which method of accounting he prefers, just that he believes the government isn’t running the student loan system in order to make money, but rather to help students afford college.
The large debt numbers have sparked concerns about impact that debt is having on the nation’s economy.
“(It) is a burden which is affecting, for example, the ability of many young people to buy a first home, affecting other purchasing decisions they might make, affecting obviously their overall financial condition,” Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said at a conference earlier this month. “To the extent that there’s a lot of student debt held by people who are not working, it’s obviously yet another drag on recovery.”
Kelly Wilk, a December 2010 graduate from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, feels the impact of her loans all the time. She graduated with about $25,000 in federal loans and now owes slightly more than $22,000, with a monthly payment of $281.
“For some, this payment may not seem too bad,” the 25-year-old Livonia resident said. “But for me, it is a huge monthly payment; it is pretty much a car payment or half of rent.
“It was especially difficult at first because I was unable to find full-time employment after college, yet I had to start paying my loans six months after I graduated. So there I was, working two part-time jobs and trying to pay off my loans, which eventually forced me to apply for deferment.”
After two years of seeking full-time employment, Wilk said, she was able to land an entry-level job unrelated to her degree in communications.
Now it is slightly less difficult to make those payments, but certainly not the easiest,” she said. “I have cut back on a lot of spending and only buy the necessities.”
A report issued in mid-August by the Department of Education shows that 57% of students received some sort of federal aid, and 41% of all undergrads had taken loans, up from 35% four years ago. The average debt for a college graduate in Michigan is slightly more than $26,000.
This summer, Congress passed a law tying interest rates on loans to the market. The law set rates for all the loans at different levels, but based them all on the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate and allowed rates to change each year.
For Stafford loans, both the subsidized and unsubsidized, the interest rate is the Treasury rate plus 2.05%, with a cap of 8.25%. Graduate student loan rates are the Treasury rate plus 3.6%, with a cap of 9.5%, and the parent loans are the Treasury rate, plus 4.6%, with a cap of 10.5%.
While offering immediate relief to students, those rates are expected to rise in coming years and give the federal government $175 billion in profits from student loans over the next decade.
That’s got students who are paying steamed.
“Instead of making a profit on student loans, why doesn’t the government try to help out the millions of students who are struggling financially and at the very least, lower the interest rates?” Wilk said “I don’t understand how the government expects this generation to support themselves after graduation, starting out with a mound of debt and in a lot of areas, no job.”
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Posted in criminal justice system, death, education, government, law, media, tagged Connecticut, FALSE FLAG, Lambourn, Newtown, Newtown Connecticut, Rick Thorne, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on November 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
–Janitor, calling 911, was disconnected –’Both sources said it was unclear why the apparent order was given to delay police from going into the school.’
[Well, here's one explanation: The false flag had to completely unfurl before the police could enter.]
20 Nov 2013 There are no anguished cries of children in the controversial 911 telephone recordings of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. But there is the sound of two apparent rifle shots, according to sources who have listened to about nine calls made to Newtown police on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012. The most disconcerting sound between the school and Newtown police may be the apparent order from headquarters for first responders to “wait” before entering the school, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers has learned. “Wait until you go into the building,” one person says from police headquarters toward the end of the five-minute shooting spree. “I’m not going to send them in yet.” Both sources said it was unclear why the apparent order was given to delay police from going into the school… At another point, Rick Thorne — a school custodian who has declined comment on the shooting, but who has been hailed for alerting staff to [the] assault-weapon rampage — is disconnected by dispatchers. “It was weird that they hung up on him,” said one source who listened to the recordings. Another source who heard the 911 recordings agreed.
Evidence Found Across the Globe of Highly Evolved Human Species from before the Ice Age, Demand Scientific Recognition of our Past that Depicts Societies of Advanced Technology and Culture
Houston anthropologist, Dr. Semir Osmanagich, founder of the Bosnian Archaeology Park, the most active archaeology site in the world, declares that irrefutable scientific evidence exists of ancient civilizations with advanced technology that leaves us no choice but to change our recorded history. An examination of the age of structures across the earth reveals conclusively that they were built by advanced civilizations from over 29,000 years ago.
“Acknowledging that we are witness to fundamental proof of advanced civilizations dating back over 29,000 years and an examination of their societal structures forces the World to reconsider its understanding of the development of civilization and history,” explains Dr. Semir Osmanagich. “Conclusive data at the Bosnian Pyramid site revealed in 2008 and confirmed this year by several independent labs who conducted radio carbon testing dates the site at 29,400 +/-400 years minimum.”
The radiocarbon dating tests of 29,200 years +/- 400 years was done by Radiocarbon Lab from Kiew, Ukraine, on organic material found at the Bosnian Pyramid site. Physicist Dr. Anna Pazdur of Poland’s Silesian University first announced the news at a Press Conference in Sarajevo in August of 2008. Professor of Classical Archaeology from the University of Alexandria Dr. Mona Haggag called this discovery “writing new pages in European and World history.” The C14 date of 29,000 years at the Bosnian Archaeological Park was obtained from a piece of organic material retrieved from a clay layer inside the outer casing to the pyramid. It follows a sample date obtained during the 2012 dig season on material located above the concrete at 24,800 years, meaning this structure has a construction profile stretching back almost 30,000 years.
“The ancient people who built these pyramids knew the secrets of frequency and energy. They used these natural resources to develop technologies and undertake construction on scales we have never witnessed on earth,” said Dr. Osmanagich. Evidence clearly shows that the pyramids were built asancient energy machines aligned with the earth’s energy grid, providing energy for healing as well as power.
Ancient historians in the US have news just as astonishing as anything found in the far corners of the globe. For instance, the Rockwall discovery outside of Dallas, Texas, is only one example of how we are now re-examining ancient mysteries to reveal more about our past, right in the United States. H2 (History 2) popular series Unearthing Ancient America recently filmed an episode about the Rockwall that will air later this year. The Texas site is a complex and massive wall ten miles in diameter built over 20,000 years ago and covered by soil seven stories below the ground. The question is by whom was this structure built and for what purpose and, most importantly, how can knowledge left by these past civilizations help shape our future?
Newly-revealed or rediscovered traces of ancient civilizations have ignited an innate curiosity about human origins as reflected by recent coverage in mainstream media and TV. The November 2013 issue of National Geographic: 100 Greatest Mysteries Revealed-Ancient Civilizations Unearthed says,
“Sometimes cultures leave behind mysteries that baffle those who come after them, from standing stones to coded manuscripts, indications that ancient people indeed had a profound purpose.”
Forward-thinking scientists continue to pursue knowledge from our past that is useful to determine a better future. Renowned author Michal Cremo in his book Forbidden Archeology theorizes that knowledge of advanced Homo-sapiens has been suppressed or ignored by the scientific establishment because it contradicts the current views of human origins that don’t agree with the dominant paradigm. Cremo’s body of work has been described as “a useful teaching resource, raising a wide range of issues covering aspects of knowledge transfer, sure to be provocative in the classroom.” It has been reviewed with widespread appraisal by hundreds of academic journals.
Gobekli Tepe in Eastern Turkey
Results clearly indicate that similar advanced civilizations of humans were present all across the globe at that time in history. For example, Gobekli Tepe located in Eastern Turkey, is a vast complex of enormous megalithic stone circles with a radius of between 10 and 20 meters, much larger than the well-known Stonehenge in Great Britain. Excavations at Gobekli Tepe that began there in 1995 revealed radio carbon dating at least 11,600 years. German archaeologist Dr. Klaus Schmidt from the German Archaeological Institute, Berlin, Germany, with the support of ArchaeoNova Institute from Heidelberg, Germany, has led the excavation of these recently-discovered pre-historic megalithic circles at the Turkey location.
“Gobekli Tepe is one of the most fascinating Neolithic locations in the world,” Dr. Klaus Schmidt claims. But as he explains in a recent report, to understand the new finds, archaeologists need to work closely with specialists in comparative religion, architectural and art theory, cognitive and evolutionary psychology, sociologists using social network theory, and others.
“It is the complex story of the earliest, large settled communities, their extensive networking, and their communal understanding of their world, perhaps even the first organized religions and their symbolic representations of the cosmos,” as reported by Klaus Schmidt.
In addition to the megalithic structures, figures and carvings have been discovered, depicting animals of pre historic nature such as dinosaurs and other wild life. Since excavations started in 1995, four of the circles have been partially cleaned, but it is thought that there are a total of up to 50 circles hidden underground. These vast monoliths, soaring seven meters in height and 25 tons in mass at Gobekli Tepe, are situated right in the heart of what we perceive as the origin of civilization. This find offers new guidance to the true history of earth and our ancient civilizations.
“Our archaeological research goal is not to simply uncover all of the megalithic circles but to try to figure out their purpose,” adds Schmidt.
The Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids now in the eighth year of excavation spans six square kilometers in the Visoko River Basin 40km northwest of Sarajevo. Comprised of four ancient pyramids almost three times the size of Giza and an extensive subterranean pyramid tunnel complex, new discoveries each year continue to reveal proof of a much different history of mankind on earth. The central pyramid of the Sun rises a colossal 420 meters in to the air and has a mass of millions of tons. By comparison the Great pyramid of Cheops (Khufu) in the Giza plateau is 146 meters high, making the Bosnian Pyramids the largest and oldest known pyramids on the planet. Since research began at the Bosnian site, Dr. Osmanagich has amazed the scientific and archaeological community by gathering a team of interdisciplinary engineers, physicists and researchers from around the world to conduct open and transparent investigation of the site to try and discover the true nature and purpose of this pyramidal complex.
“This is an unknown culture presenting highly-advanced arts and sciences, technology capable of forming truly massive structures and we believe in that process demonstrating an ability to harness pure energy resources,” comments Tim Moon, who has recently joined Osmanagich as lead archeologist at the Bosnian site.
The archaeological project delivered another significant finding this year in the pyramid tunnel complex known as Ravine. Tunneling deep into a ridge line leading toward the Pyramid of the Sun the team has unearthed several megalith stones. In August an enormous stone estimated at 25,000 kgs was uncovered approximately 400 meters into the labyrinth. “This is a hugely significant find,” comments Moon. “Here we have a massive stone, possibly a constructed ceramic, buried under hundreds of thousands of tons of material. We are locating foundation walls around its perimeter and cut stone blocks.” Large quantities of artifacts have been recovered from the associated tunnels leading to the site, including effigies painted on stone, art objects and a series of hieroglyphics or ancient texts carved into the tunnel walls.
Dr. Osmangich stresses that it is time for open sharing of knowledge so we can understand and learn from our past.
“It is time for us to open our minds to the true nature of our origin and destruction of each other as a civilization on this planet. Our mission here is to realign science with spirituality in order to progress as a species, and this demands a clear path of shared knowledge.”
Visitors are welcome to the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids and its Foundation offers a volunteer program each dig season, running June to September.
To hear Dr. Sam’s interview on Lost Knowledge go to: http://theilluminatinetwork.com/2013/09/lost-knowledge-3773/
For more on the Bosnian Pyramids go to www.icbp.ba.
Deborah West worked in corporate public relations and media for over 20 years and is currently a freelancer, reporting on a wide variety of topics including disclosure, ancient and multidimensional civilizations, the the shift in humanity’s consciousness and brings truthful reporting to topics ranging from healthcare to energy. She writes a column called Lost Knowledge at The New Era Times and has a weekly radio show called Lost Knowledge on Tuesdays 3-5pm CST. To see her articles go to: http://www.tnetimes.com/contributor/deborah_west/92/
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Posted in criminal justice system, economics, education, enviroment, foreign policy, government, health, history, law, media, military, politics, taxes, tagged ARPANET, Asia, DARPA, Federal government of the United States, Google, London, Super-Rich Are Abandoning America, United States on November 6, 2013 | 1 Comment »
The super-rich are often people who grab control of national resources, use high levels of government influence, pay extremely low wages, and squash competition.
The Robber Barons were “businessmen who used exploitative practices to amass their wealth.
“These practices included exerting control over national resources, accruing high levels of government influence, paying extremely low wages, squashing competition…”
These Robber Barons included people such as Andrew Carnegie, Edward Harriman, James Hill and Henry Plant.
What we are talking about is the Feudal System, whereby a rich elite, belonging to more than one religious group, exploits the ordinary citizen.
The Feudal system is not something new.
Posted in criminal justice system, education, government, law, tagged Building, Building material, DEMOLITION, First selectman, Llodra, Newtown Connecticut, Newtown Public Schools, Sandy Hook Elementary School on October 30, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
NEWTOWN — The public can’t see the demolition of Sandy Hook Elementary School. The school is hidden behind a fence.
But the sounds of dismantling go on all day.
The scene where 20 children and six educators were gunned down nearly a year ago is disappearing. Within two weeks, a vacant lot will be in its place.
“I would have loved to have a ceremony thanking the Sandy Hook School for all the years of service it’s given to the town,” First Selectman Patricia Llodra said Tuesday. “But that would have been a national event, reminding people all over again of what happened on Dec. 14.”
Everything that must be removed from the site, structural steel and hazardous building materials containing substances like asbestos or polychlorinated biphenyl, will be catalogued and trucked away, Robert Mitchell, chairman of the Public Building and Site Commission, said Tuesday.
All other materials, mortar, bricks, concrete, will be fed into a on-site crusher by Bestech Inc., the company doing the demolition. It will be reduced to crushed stone and used to provide foundation material when the town starts building the new school.
Mitchell said the town is doing this, in part, because it’s an environmentally sound practice. Rather than trucking demolition material to a landfill, it makes sense to reuse it for a new building.
“If you want to have a sustainable building, this is one of the things you do,” Mitchell said.
But Llodra said other factors were involved in choosing to pulverize the building’s remains: to ensure no one ever has a souvenir of the building, not even a brick or a doorknob. Many people have asked the town for such a keepsake, Llodra said, but officials decided against it.
“We thought that would be inappropriate,” she said.
The district plans to save scant few mementos: casts of dinosaur tracks from the front yard and a flagpole.
At the same time, using the materials from the old school to prepare the site for the new school expresses a continuity the town needs, even if it’s not visible.
For that reason, Llodra said, the ashes and ground-up material from town disposal of the innumerable memorial objects people left in town for the victims of the shooting: flowers, stuffed animals, signs, food, angels, will be added to the new school site.
“It really connects the past, present and future in a very real way,” Llodra said.
To make sure nothing finds its way into the hands of a collector, the town is taking extra steps to track every piece of building material that leaves the site. It will have a manifest of every piece of steel and a guarantee that it will be taken to a foundry and smelted.
All hazardous materials will be taken to a disposal site and buried.
Mitchell said this is part of an ordinary demolition process; the steel is taken to a smelter, the hazardous materials to a disposal site. For the Sandy Hook school, he said, the town is taking extra care to track the material and make sure none ever strays from its final destination.
This extra care reflects the complicated nature of the town’s emotions concerning Sandy Hook: It wants to honor the school’s past. It cannot forget what happened on Dec. 14. It is building a new school in its place.
However, it is moving forward with minimal public fuss.
For Villa Restaurant owner Vito Kala, it’s necessary, a chance for “a fresh start.”
“It’s sad that it happened, but we have to go on,” Kala said.
One Crestwood Drive neighbor, who asked not to be identified, said he isn’t bothered by the demolition and commended police for making certain that his small street has not been overrun by media or those wishing to have a last look at the site.
“I’m just going with the flow,” the man said .
Posted in economics, education, government, media, politics, taxes, tagged New York City, New York Post, poverty, Poverty in the United States, San Francisco, United States, United States Census Bureau, Walmart on October 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Did you know that the number of Americans on welfare is higher than the number of Americans that have full-time jobs? Did you know that 1.2 million public school students in the U.S. are currently homeless? Anyone that uses the term “economic recovery” to describe what is happening in the United States today is being deeply insulting to the nearly 150 million Americans that are considered to be either “poor” or “low income” at this point. Yes, things are great in New York City, Washington D.C. and San Francisco, but almost everywhere else economic conditions continue to steadily get worse.
The gap between the wealthy and the poor is at a level that America has never seen before, and this is beginning to create a “Robin Hood mentality” that could cause a tremendous amount of social chaos in the years ahead. Anger at the “haves” in America continues to rise at a very alarming pace, and the “have nots” are becoming increasingly desperate. At some point all of this anger is going to boil over, and you won’t want to be anywhere around major population centers when that happens.
Despite unprecedented borrowing by the federal government in recent years, and despite unprecedented money printing by the Federal Reserve, poverty in the United States keeps getting worse with each passing year. The following are 29 incredible facts which prove that poverty in America is absolutely exploding…
1. What can you say about a nation that has more people getting handouts from the federal government than working full-time? According to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people receiving means-tested welfare benefits is greater than the number of full-time workers in the United States.
2. New numbers have just been released, and they show that the number of public school students in this country that are homeless is at an all-time record high. It is hard to believe, but right now 1.2 million students that attend public schools in America are homeless. That number has risen by 72 percent since the start of the last recession.
3. When I was growing up, it seemed like almost everyone was from a middle class home. But now that has all changed. One recent study discovered that nearly half of all public students in the United States come from low income homes.
4. How can anyone deny that we are a socialist nation when half the people are getting money from the federal government each month? According to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, 49.2 percent of all Americans are receiving benefits from at least one government program.
5. Signs of increasing poverty are even showing up in the wealthiest areas of the nation. According to the New York Post, New York subways are being “overrun with homeless“.
6. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately one out of every six Americans is now living in poverty. The number of Americans living in poverty is now at a level not seen since the 1960s.
7. The gap between the rich and the poor in the United States is at an all-time record high. The wealthy may not consider this to be much of a problem, but those at the other end of the spectrum are very aware of this.
8. The “working poor” is one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population. At this point, approximately one out of every four part-time workers in America is living below the poverty line.
9. According to numbers provided by Wal-Mart, more than half of their hourly workers make less than $25,000 a year.
10. A recent Businessweek article mentioned a study that discovered that 300 employees at one Wal-Mart in Wisconsin receive a combined total of nearly a million dollars a year in public assistance…
“A decent wage is their demand—a livable wage, of all things,” said Representative George Miller (D-Calif.). The problem with companies like Wal-Mart is their “unwillingness, not their inability, to pay that wage,” he said. “They hand off the difference to taxpayers.” Miller was referring to a congressional report (PDF) released in May that calculated how much Walmart workers rely on public assistance. The study found that the 300 employees at one Supercenter in Wisconsin required some $900,000 worth of public assistance a year.
11. The stock market may be doing great (for the moment), but incomes for average Americans continue to decline. In fact, median household income in the United States has fallen for five years in a row.
13. According to a Gallup poll that was recently released, 20.0% of all Americans did not have enough money to buy food that they or their families needed at some point over the past year. That is just under the record of 20.4% that was set back in November 2008.
14. Young adults are particularly feeling the sting of poverty these days. American families that have a head of household that is under the age of 30 have a poverty rate of 37 percent.
16. The number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the entire population of Spain.
17. According to one calculation, the number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the combined populations of “Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.”
18. We are told that we live in the “wealthiest nation” on the planet, and yet more than one out of every four children in the United States is enrolled in the food stamp program.
19. The average food stamp benefit breaks down to approximately $4 per person per day.
20. It is being projected that approximately 50 percent of all U.S. children will be on food stamps before they reach the age of 18.
21. Today, approximately 17 million children in the United States are facing food insecurity. In other words, that means that “one in four children in the country is living without consistent access to enough nutritious food to live a healthy life.”
22. It may be hard to believe, but approximately 57 percent of all children in the United States are currently living in homes that are considered to be either “low income” or impoverished.
23. The number of children living on $2.00 a day or less in the United States has grown to 2.8 million. That number has increased by 130 percent since 1996.
24. In Miami, 45 percent of all children are living in poverty.
25. In Cleveland, more than 50 percent of all children are living in poverty.
26. According to a recently released report, 60 percent of all children in the city of Detroit are living in poverty.
27. According to a Feeding America hunger study, more than 37 million Americans are now being served by food pantries and soup kitchens.
28. The U.S. government has spent an astounding 3.7 trillion dollars on welfare programs over the past five years.
29. It has been reported that 4 out of every 5 adults in the United States “struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives”.
These poverty numbers keep getting worse year after year no matter what our politicians do.
So is there anyone out there that would still like to argue that we are in an “economic recovery”?
And as I mentioned above, the “have nots” are becoming increasingly angry at the “haves”. For example, just check out the following excerpt from a recent New York Post article…
The maniac who butchered a Brooklyn mom and her four young kids confessed that he did it because he was jealous of their way of life, a police source told The Post on Sunday.
“The family had too much. Their income (and) lifestyle was better than his,” the source said.
The bloody suspect was caught holding the kitchen knife he used during the Saturday night rampage inside the Sunset Park apartment where he had been staying with the victims, the source added.
Sadly, this was not an isolated incident. All over the western world, a “Robin Hood mentality” is growing. This is something that I am so concerned about that I made it a big part of my new book. At this point, even wealthy Hollywood-types such as actor Russell Brand are calling for a socialist-style “revolution” and a “massive redistribution of wealth“.
Perhaps Brand does not understand that what he is calling for would mean redistributing most of his own wealth away from him.
When the next major wave of the economic collapse strikes, I fear that all of this anger and frustration that are growing among the poor will boil over in some very frightening ways. I believe that we will see a huge spike in crime and that we will eventually see communities all over America looted and burning.
But I am not the only one that is thinking along these lines. A new National Geographic Channel movie entitled “American Blackout” attempts to portray the social chaos that could erupt in the event of an extended national power failure…
American Blackout, National Geographic Channel’s two-hour, edge-of-your-seat movie event imagines the story of a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyberattack — told in real time, over 10 days, by those who kept filming on cameras and phones. You’ll learn what it means to be absolutely powerless.
What would you do if something like that happened to you?
How would you handle desperate, hungry people at your fence asking for food?
And what if those people were armed and were not “asking nicely” for your food?
Don’t ignore what is happening in America right now. It is setting the stage for some very chaotic times.
Posted in economics, education, Entertainment, government, history, law, media, military, politics, tagged Activism, Adam Weishaupt, Bavaria, Earth, Illuminati, Ingolstadt University, Secret society on October 23, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
This whole thing with the Illuminati and a Shadow Government may be unreal to many people, but stay with me for a while and give it a chance. Most of us can agree upon that something is very wrong with this planet. Civil wars, diseases, famine, ethnic cleansing, religious wars, different violations of human rights … the list is long and it just goes on. Are all those bad conditions totally separated from each other, or do they have a common source?
All I ask from you is to think for yourself. Throw away everything “you’ve been told”, things “you’ve learnt in school”, what you’ve “heard on the radio”, what you’ve “seen on Television”, what “politicians have told you” etc. – just for a moment. Let’s start thinking for ourselves for just awhile. It’s not too often we have that opportunity. We are constantly fed with propaganda, bad news, opinions, lies and there are tons of untold secrets. Life is hectic; we have to earn a living, and we are afraid to be laid off work. Our survival is threatened on a daily basis, and this is the direction in which much thinking goes these days. So what is it that causes so much fear and uncertainty in our lives? Is life really this threatening, or is somebody creating this condition on purpose? Much of the fear and terror is spread through Media, which is owned by a few people at the very top of the society. And those people have their very own agenda …
The Illuminati (or Moriah Conquering Wind as they prefer to call themselves these days) is a very secretive group of occult practitioners who have been around for thousands and thousands of years. It is not a boys’ club or a group of adults parents trying to get some excitement in life; this is something much bigger than that. This is a very well structured organization consisting of people in extremely High Places. Those people are the Super Wealthy, who stand above the law. Many of them don’t even appear on the list of the wealthiest people in the world – it’s that secret.
This web site has a certain purpose. First of all I will try to brief you on the current scene, especially the political one, in the world of today. When this is done, I will try to explain what is really happening, not the false information you get when you follow the news on Television or in the newspapers. I will try to comment on important things we are fed with through different Media and explain or debate them. All this based on the facts I am going to give you soon. Also, this web site will be currently updated as new information comes in. But to understand it all, you have to be briefed on the scene of this planet, the version you were never meant to get – the truth certain people don’t want you to know…
Posted in education, enviroment, foreign policy, health, science, technology, tagged agriculture, business, economy, Fertilizer, food, government, health, Masanobu Fukuoka, MONSANTO, Organic farming, Organic food, Pest, politics, Sustainable agriculture on October 14, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The following information I picked up while doing some research for an institution I wish to work for. As some of the material I found, lead to the BT enriched corn, I wanted to know what “BT” stands for and what dangers may lie in eating pests themselves (as in the reality jungle shows, someone is usually chewing on some insect-like creatures for survival). What I discovered did baffle me and I believe it may interest some others, who are interested in selecting foods for survival on a day-to-day basis. As the excerpt came out of a business platform, I did leave the name of its founder and some of the history:
Gerd Pierer, born in 1939, was one of the first organic farmers in “Südsteiermarkt”. His mission in life is to gather the best food resources of the world and market this back to its people. With his company, Naturgarten GmbH, he has done exactly this for the last 35 years.
As an organic farmer Gerd realized what makes a plant, but also what makes people and animals sick and how health can be restored again. We know that in every single cell all life exists and through cell division may evolve a flower, an animal or a human.
Gerd discovered that diseases always break out when nutrients are lacking and that diseases will disappear, when an organism gets all the nutrients required at its disposal. This experience motivated him to go out and search for the most nutritious food this world has to offer.
Explanation in detail:
1 Left 4 O body cells are shown, surrounded by nutrients that are in the tissue. Nutrients come from our daily food. In the picture above, a diseased cell Җ is shown. Suppose that there is a cancer cell, these and other sick and already dead cells are removed with the help of our immune system in the body.
2 One of the three neighboring cells shown here divides Ѽ and takes the place of that cell that was removed. If the body at time of cell division, does not have all the nutrients available, a new cell is formed, which soon will have to be renewed again. This process is called AGING, because with each new formation of cells in the body, a tiny AGE-JUMP is made.
3 In this example, a healthy cell has taken the place of a sick cell. In this way cancer is excreted from the body and no AGE_JUMP need take place.
People make about 50,000 new cells in their bodies every second. In the course of little more than a year, our body is almost completely renewed.
Note: Only healthy cells can be divided. Single cells that lack certain nutrients will need to be replaced. With each new cell division, a tiny boost of AGING is connected. If we always eat from healthy food resources, including species-specific natural nutrients, we can look with 70 years of age, as someone who is about 50 years of age. This is in our experience a natural way of life that can give you a more youthful appearance. On the other hand, if we do not pay attention to the nutrients in our diet, we can appear to look at the age of 50 years, as if we were already 70 years old.
The use of artificial fertilizer for non-organic farmers is responsible for a large lack of natural nutrients and ensures that fruits, grains and vegetables remain sick. We recognize the fact that they are plagued by pests. Hardly a non-organic farmer knows that only diseased plants are attacked by pests because pests cannot see healthy plants.
If pests are eliminated with chemical bombs, diseased plants do not become health ones. Pests are killed and diseased plants attract new generations of pests. This happens because diseased plants emit a faint ultraviolet aura and healthy plant a transparent bright light. Pests can see only the diseased plant’s aura, not the aura of healthy plants; therefore, they (the pests) cannot perceive this as a feed. Fertilizer is prohibited and frowned upon in the organic farming business. The few diseased plants in the realm of organic farming will be destroyed by the pests. Thank goodness for these pests! The failure of the organic farmer’s pest infestation is very low (1-3 %). As a result, in organic farming completely healthy plants are grown-upon nutrient-rich soils.
The non-organic farmer has repeatedly been chemically spraying in some areas 40 – 50 times in a single year. This is done so he can sell the diseased plants at the big stores, where they are offered always cheaper than non-organic products.
Hardly anyone knows that agriculture uses fertilizers, which produces diseased plants and that opens the consumption of such cheap products. Because of the lack of nutrients this development encourages, various diseases in humans and animals become unavoidable. This negative effect increases as chemical toxins (YIN) are not completely washed out, but get pulled towards the inside, attaching themselves to the core (YANG). YIN attracts YANG, YANG attracts YIN. Exactly how dangerous this business practice is for the country and humanity at large can be realized by the fact that only 1 % of the applied chemical actually kills the pests, but 99 % remain in the soil and subsequently wander into our groundwater.
Gerhard Pierer started organic farming more than 35 years ago, during his stay at the oldest organic farm in the world: Masanobu Fukuoka in Japan. When he returned he wished to establish the agricultural cultivation of Austria products without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides, but rather the growing of purely natural healthy plants, which contain the highest nutrients possible for a long and healthy life. This desire led to the opening of one of the oldest organic farms in Südsteiermarkt.
It is of utmost importance, how many different varieties of nutrients and how much of each nutrient is contained in your daily food. Diseases and sickness can continue only if our meals lack the essential nutrients, the cells of our body need to be fully functional to serve our body in the best way possible. Therefore always eat as variously and diversely as possible and only eat organically grown plants, or plants grown from your own garden, without the use of artificial fertilizers. Only in this way will you get the full spectrum of natural nutrients, which assures you good health into a very old age. Plus, the fringe benefit of working with nature.
Posted in education, government, history, media, military, religion, tagged Israel, Jew, middle east, Miko Peled, Palestine, Palestinian people, Warfare and Conflict, zionism on September 25, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Miko Peled was born in Jersusalem into a famous and influential Israeli Zionist family. His father was a famous General in the Israeli Army, of which Miko also served his time. When Miko’s niece was killed by Palestinian suicide bombers, you may have expected the family to put Palestinians at fault, but surprisingly they blamed the state of Israel, and their violent torturing and persecution for driving people to such sadness that they would take their own lives.
Through his father’s deep knowledge of the Israeli war of terror, together with his own research, Miko Peled ruins the myths surrounding the Israel and Palestine situation, and delivers a truth so damning that many Jews and Israel supporters will not be able to bear it. He reveals facts such as the original expelled Jews are not the ones returning, and they are not their descendants either, covers the double standards regarding the right of return, which doesn’t apply to Palestinians, and dispels the myth that there has been a conflict for ages by producing proof that it was peaceful up until 1947 when Israel launched their illegal attacks.
Miko is just one of the many modern day Jews against Zionism and the state of Israel, and with the information he delivers in this astounding talk, it is not difficult to see why more and more Jews are rejecting Zionism and calling for the dismantling of Israel. It is a true eye-opener for anyone who has for too long been blinded by the fake misinformation given by the mainstream media, and the truths come straight from the heartland where he has spent many years documenting the real story.
Sometimes I’m embarrassed to have to consider myself a member of the human race. It could be due to the fact that some unfortunate number of us are not members of the human race but rather some sort of alien hybrid that bears as much resemblance to a human being as refrigerator mold does to tree moss.
Unless you are dumber than a retarded rock, you know by now, that whatever viral life form is occupying the land of what was formerly Palestine and is now called Israel, is the most pernicious enemy of human freedom on the planet. They want to pass a law now that makes it illegal to compare Israelis to Nazis. I actually have no problem with that because that is an inaccurate comparison. They are actually much worse than the Nazis, as well as having been the banks behind them in the first place.
There is absolutely no doubt at this time that Israel committed the 9/11 attacks. There is absolutely no doubt that they were the motive force behind Homeland Security and the TSA. One need only look at Micheal Chertoff and Joe Lieberman and a host of other criminal types from the same bloodline in the Departments of Defense and State and every critical area of government. They own and infest the media, which influences the minds of the populace, to believe in vicious lies that lead to the deaths of millions around the globe. They are the architects of Biblical perversions that have resulted in tens of millions of fundamentalist, evangelical Christians believing that their savior was a Jew and that the people who put him to death are the shining spotlights in the Kingdom of God. This results in these potato heads sending their children off to be canon fodder in wars designed by Zionist, Jewish bankers for profit and stolen landscape. There is no doubt that this and much more is true and if you don’t believe it, you are either employed by them or deserve what you are getting.
They are near exclusively sitting on the boards of directors of every powerful, alternative sexual organization, which they are using, in a premeditated fashion, to destroy western culture. They are the sole motive force behind taking Christ out of Christmas and laugh at you when all trace of Christian presence is removed from The White House, while a menorah as big as an amusement park ride is raised up across the street from it. They are the sole motive force behind political correctness, which is one of the most singularly evil philosophies in the world.
They were the sole driving force behind the Russian revolution and all of the horrors that attended it. They comprised quite a number of The Young Turks during the Armenian holocaust. The horrors caused by this small band of replicating psychopathic monsters is beyond measure, across the tortured centuries of all our dark and dreadful history, stretching out of memory. You may not like it. You may not want to hear it. You may be just one more chickenshit slave in the cage of your own cowardice but it’s all true. Deny it as you like. It’s all true and worse.
They were the shipowners who brought the black people in chains across the sea. They were the slumlords in their neighborhoods, once they were allowed to have neighborhoods. Israel is one of the main centers of the contemporary sex slave trade.. I’m not your research assistant. Look it all up. Look it up here. Go ahead, scroll down and spend the next few days reading about these lovely specimens walking upright among you like rabid Komodo dragons. You may not want to hear it. You may not like it but it’s true. Yeah, the truth is an unfortunate thing. The truth is a pain in the ass. The truth is uncomfortable and downright unpleasant. The truth is not welcome in the house. The truth can sleep under the bridge abutment. The truth can take a hike. Fuck the truth. I don’t want no part of the truth. The truth is dangerous. The truth can get me in trouble. The truth can mess up my life. The truth can get in the way of my appetites and desires because I live for the commands of my stomach and my dick. Crucify the truth! Crucify the truth! Such is the cry of outrage and anger from those whom the truth convicts. Such is the nature of those who live and profit from misery and lies.
I don’t want to say these things. I don’t want to get up out of my warm bed and apply myself to the kind of thing that has never granted a warm bed or a welcome hearth. I don’t want to do it but I have no choice. I will not look back on my life and say in the shamed confinement of my imprisoned heart that I was a coward and a traitor to every good and decent quality that I did not have the courage to seek after and possess. I will not turn my eyes away from the terror, the harm, the suffering and abuse of my fellows at the hands of conscienceless beasts. They are not human, whatever else they may be. They are not human and I will call what I see. They do not rule over me.
Yeah, what about it? Prove me wrong. Defy the clear imprint of their cloven hooves upon the pages of history. Show me where all of this is not true. I hunger for it not to be. Shall it go on and on forever? Shall it never end? So long as the much, much vaster numbers of humanity submit, it will continue. On that you may depend. What is it that spellbinds the minds of so many of you? What is this force that makes you doubt what is right before your eyes? What is this power that can hypnotize? It is a form of blood magic. It is the exercising of certain rites. It includes not only these viral specimens of a certain race but their associates in crime. They are engaged in magic. All wars are magical wars.
There are many kinds of magic. There is the magic of entertainment that captivates the mind and imagination. There is the magic of media that deceives and compromises reason and the intellect. There is the magic of demagogues and charlatans who mesmerize the crowd. There is the magic of arcane ritual that summons demons from their realm. There is the magic of symbols and numbers and names. These things have come out of ancient lands and are practiced today. However… however… a new magic is on the way. This is why I do not fear them and neither should you. Their magic would have harmed me already but there are stronger magics besides what they possess and we shall see that put to the test. These are those times. These are those times.
This is a time of awakening. You may not wish that it were so. This is a time beyond your resistance, you had better get with the flow. Their time has come as it always does. Recorded memory does not contain the last engagement or the one before. Here in this world of trial and error, we have been here before.
I understand that you don’t want to hear this. I sympathize with you. All I ask is that you carefully and clinically disprove it. Prove me wrong. I welcome it. Prove me wrong. Make my day. Show me that it is not so; that they do not command your governments. Show me that your leaders do not bow before them when they are the smallest numbers here. Show me that AIPAC has little power. Show me that they do not control what you see and hear. Show me that the names in charge on the corporate documents are not the actual names of the owners and administrators. Show me. SHOW ME!!! I command you, show me!
Show me that they did not cause these last wars. Show me that they do not comprise the neo cons. Show me that they do not murder the Palestinians for sport. Show me that they do not use children for target practice. Show me! Show me that they do not run the international organ harvesting racket simply because their own organs reject the corruptions of the bodies that contain them. There is a mystery here which you are welcome to explore. Show me that they do not presently call for the destruction of Iran. Show me that they were not behind the destruction of Libya. Show me that they are not making relentless war on the Muslims AND Christians. Show me this is not true. Is the evidence not right in front of you? Show me!!!
I don’t want to have to tell you these things but this is my world too. I won’t be staying long but I will not be silent on the way. You must collectively wake up to what is happening to you, or far worse is around the corner and on the way. You need to get a clue but… in the meantime. Please disprove what I have said. Please disprove what you have read. Please present the overwhelming argument… to the contrary. Please refute case by case. Please use what history and direct present evidence provide and show me how it is otherwise. I’m waiting to hear from you.