Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015- A Happy New Year? A Year Humanity Takes Charge!

2015- what will it bring?

I admit to having not good feelings about 2015. Plenty of situations ongoing.
Ukraine, Turkey Pt 1Pt. 2 Syria.  Oil Prices.  Russia.  Banks.  Bail ins.  NATO global tyranny. Etc.,

Rather then focus on the negative, let’s look at the positive aspects the worsening global situation is bringing to fruition.

I've definitely come away with the impression that global awareness of the psychopathy of those we have allowed to lead is has grown, greatly!  Humans are realizing a predator is stalking them. The human species is now moving into the action stage of this awareness. Humankind is ready do what is required to free themselves from predation.


Because if you don't make the change who will?


Enough of the human family have become aware that despite our numbers, presently,  we are becoming greatly endangered. Attacked on many fronts. Through toxic food. Heinous medical interventions. GMO’s. Injections and injunctions. Perception Management.  Nuclear Energy. Factory farming. Corporate eminence and trade agreements that actually enslave the regular folk.

This awakening is very good. Don’t bury your heads back into the sand. We all have to get out and talk to our friends, family, neighbours about the steps that need to be taken, necessary changes,  to free ourselves from the slavery we have learned to love for far too long.

Get that boot outta your face! The health and well being of future generations rely on all of us taking action, right now.  In our own way. Do it! Do it now. Do it for  your children, your grandchildren and the rest of the human family.


"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. "
Benjamin Franklin



Barring anything really earth shattering happening, there will be no new posts for a couple of days. I have left lots to read. And will of course be participating in the comment section with all my great participants - All the best to everyone :)

 Don't Miss!!

Oil price war with Latin America threatens Canada’s oil patch?

A price war is brewing between Canada and Latin America over who will satisfy U.S. Gulf Coast refiners’ hunger for heavy oil.
Bank of Canada
The new Seaway Twin pipeline will almost double the amount of heavy Canadian crude coming to Gulf terminals and plants to about 400,000 barrels a day starting in January, according to Calgary-based based ARC Financial Corp. The shipments are growing even without the Keystone XL pipeline, which has been delayed for six years because of environmental opposition.
Keystone,or a reasonable facsimile, will be come to pass...
The Canadian supply will square off against crudes from Mexico and Venezuela that have traditionally fed refineries along the Texas and Louisiana coasts. State-owned Petroleos Mexicanos widened its discount for U.S. buyers in December by the most since August 2013. Valero Energy Corp. and Marathon Petroleum Corp., which invested in special equipment to refine heavy crude, stand to gain the most from the Canadian supply.
“Something’s going to have to give,” said Ed Morse, Citibank’s head of global commodities research in New York. “It’s going to have to be combination of Latin American countries exporting less into the U.S. or Canadian crude being re-exported and competing with crudes in other markets, particularly Europe.

( I have mentioned this scenario and the Keystone pipeline on more then one occasion)
Most recently in this post: Round up: MH-17, Syria,Turkey, Falling oil prices- what's next? The Fed & that bogus Sony hack!!

Brief digression-

This US export increase takes us right back to Canada "my home and native land" and that highly contested Keystone XL pipeline

Because US shale oil is not as great as has been announced it would seem if the US is going to begin exporting oil it’s going to be Canadian tar sands oil. As I had informed readers here some time ago- Canada supplies the US with the lions share of it’s oil- Not the middle east. And that fact has flown under the radar  of both the msm and many an alternative blogger.

Back to FP article
Transport South
New pipelines and rail terminals enabled more Canadian oil to head south to higher-value markets, partially offsetting a 48 per cent collapse in global prices since June as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries refused to cut production to counter a global glut.
 The discount of Western Canadian Select priced in Hardisty, Alberta, to Mexico’s Maya crude has narrowed this year by more than half to $11 a barrel. Heavy Canadian crude will cost the same in Houston as Maya arriving by tanker, including the cost of transportation, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Latin American producers will price their crude to make sure it’s still attractive, said John Auers, executive vice president at Dallas-based Turner Mason & Co. an energy consulting firm. “It won’t all disappear anytime soon,” he said. The Gulf Coast “is the natural home for it.” 

 Fewer Imports 

While Canadian shipments have grown, imports from elsewhere contracted. U.S. refineries took in 4.3 million barrels of crude a day from the rest of the world in June, the lowest amount since 1992.
If Canadian crude can’t find a home on the Gulf Coast, producers may re-export it elsewhere. The U.S. bars most exports of its own oil, while allowing shipments of foreign petroleum that is kept separate from domestic supplies.
The Commerce Department granted 86 re-export licences from October 2013 through August. Cargoes have gone to Switzerland, Spain, Singapore and Italy this year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Recall my comment from previous post?
 That said it appears there is a plan to knock the named oil producers out of the market enabling the US, with Canada's cooperation, to monopolize/control more of the global oil market. Consider also that this plan if it comes to fruition will leave Europe worse off then it is today.
It does seem I had that much correct- hurray!
Countries including Brazil and Saudi Arabia are investing in heavy oil plants now, though most of the ability to process those crudes is on the U.S. Gulf Coast

 “U.S. refineries built out their capacity to run heavy barrels,” Auers said. “Refineries in the rest of world aren’t built to run heavy barrels.”
Well that gives the US a definite upper hand! Suddenly, older news article claiming US biggest oil producer make so much more sense- Recall?  U.S. Seen as Biggest Oil Producer After Overtaking Saudi Arabia

 "The lack of alternative markets for heavy crude means Latin American countries will battle to maintain their share in the U.S"

“We haven’t seen anything like this,” Schork said. “This would be a first.”

Jay Dyer - Dialectic Enlightenment & The Entertainment Industrial Complex

This was a very timely interview, considering the psyop movie "The Interview""The Interview" It is America and Americans that should be offended !
 Then becoming aware of  the true meaning of  the word- entertainment:
"Entertainment"
Just as a point of interest I looked up the etymology of the word entertain
It seems interesting containing 'enter' and 'tain' the enter to me speaks of entering your mind and the tain- searched that out

latin 'teneo', I hold. so it seemed it would suggest holding your mind? and sure enough...

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=entertain

late 15c., "to keep up, maintain, to keep (someone) in a certain frame of mind,

so entertain- to keep you in a certain frame of mind goes hand in hand with that other word- tell-a-vision

So thanks to Henrik @ Red Ice Creations for making the first hour available for our enjoyment and I really did enjoy this interview!

Jay Dyer is a writer and researcher from the Southern US who obtained his B.A. in philosophy, while his graduate work focused on the interplay of literary theory, espionage and philosophy. His website, JaysAnalysis, is dedicated to investigating the deeper themes and messages found in our globalist pseudo culture, illustrating the connections between philosophy, metaphysics, secret societies, Hollywood, psychological warfare and comparative religion. Our discussion begins with a focus on mass media’s use of psychological warfare to indoctrinate world views on our culture as a whole. Jay explains how philosophies can be engineered and used as forms of PSYOP, a trap of empiricism that ultimately leads to false presuppositions. Then, we discuss hidden metaphysics, the suppression of prominent thinkers, and the western elite’s technological techniques of dialectics that are used to destroy the arts. Further, we consider the esoteric approach of linguistics, the school of pragmatism, and the new prophets of modernity, Marx, Freud and Darwin

Jay Dyer's Website- jaysanalysis.com


ISIS transfers Peshmerga fighters to Syria- US drops weapons to ISIS in Iraq!

That is not the headline to the article. The post title is how I see this incident.
I have written more then one post on the symbiosis that exists between some of the Kurds and ISIS.
Yes, I get flak for it. Shrugs shoulders. Oh, well. I got to call it as I see it. And that is how I see this!
This transfer of fighters took place right around Christmas
(IraqiNews.com) December 28/2014The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated, that the ISIS organization has arrested 70 Peshmerga forces members and transferred them from Iraq to the Shaddadi City, which is considered an ISIS stronghold located in the southern countryside of Al-Hasakah city in Syria.

Moreover, well-informed sources said that the seventy men were seen blindfolded and transferred in cars. ISIS told the families that these were from the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters who were arrested during clashes in Iraq.
I don't always believe SOHR, however I do in this case. This appears to be a message to those that need to know that 70 additional fighters have been taken into Syria, from Iraq.

Why would I even make the above suggestion?

  •  Wouldn't it be more sensible, if ISIS & (Peshmerga) Kurds were truly enemies,  these captured fighters would simply be killed? Particularly considering the brutality of ISIS when it comes to ordinary Syrians.
  •  If for some bizarre reason the ISIS fighters (aka western backed Islamists) wanted to spare the Peshmerga fighters, captured in Iraq, why not just hold them captive in Iraq?!

Instead ISIS transfers the Peshmerga fighters directly into Ash Shaddadi, in Syria?

Syria, the country that has born the brunt of a very brutal western backed destabilization.
Syria, a nation, the US/Israel/NATO nutters are working to build up a force on the ground to further brutally attack this nation and her people.

Location, location, location-

Ash Shaddadi is quite close, closer to the city of Deir el Azore, then to Al Hasakah city (at least that's the way it looks on the maps I saw today)

Deir el Zour, a city 80 miles south of Ash Shaddadi.
So, ISIS 'captures' Peshmerga fighters and transfers them to a city just an hours drive from Deir el Zour. Rather then leaving the fighters for dead or captivity in Iraq, ISIS transfers them into Syria at a most important time... Really making it seem as if the troops were being bolstered
Why am I suggesting this?

Just before Christmas fierce fighting had been ongoing in this very area and the Islamists backed by NATO aka ISIS/Kurds had taken many casualties

 Military troops kill over 80 IS fighters across Syria

 The Syrian troops on Wednesday killed as many as 81 fighters of the Islamic State (IS) militants in the country's northern province of al-Hasakah and the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, the state news agency SANA reported.

80 fighters killed on December 24/2014. On December 28/2014 ISIS transfers, oops I means captures Peshmerga fighters in Iraq,  and transports them to this very area?!?!

Is it any wonder I see symbiosis. Cooperation. Collusion.

Coincidentally- American just happened to 'accidentally' air drop more weapons to ISIS in Iraq. The other time this happened, accidentally of course, the weapons were dropped to ISIS in Syria.






American helicopters dropped boxes of weapons in Yathrib and Balad districts in Iraq’s Salahuddin Province, according to the fighters.
The report comes as the Iraqi army and volunteer fighters appear to be gaining the upper hand and making significant gains against ISIL.

Oh, well shit happens. It's just incompetence. Yup, more of that incompetence!
NOT! No way in Hell!!! And, I am not a coincidence theorist!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Alexei Navalny- He's back! Was he ever truly gone?- Destabilizing Russia

Alexei Navalny he's back in the news! Did you all forget his past appearances?
We will trip down memory lane in short order. First this, Navalny is a man of many labels. At least in western mainstream media. But the best use of brands & labels is to both identify and sell a product!  Navalny is a product. Being sold to the western mainstream audiences- Europe, Canada, US etc.

 In Russia, it's a different reality. Navalny is not really the ‘top opposition leader'. I am doubtful he is even a contender. Nor is he an "anti-corruption" blogger, that's just his role. In the war mongering media here, he is mentioned as an activist- that is about the only somewhat truthful piece of info I have read. But exactly what type of activist is he? The western war mongering, destabilization pushing, media wants you to believe Alexei Navalny is someone important in some imaginary opposition...  But given Putin’s something like 80 percent approval rating, what opposition is Navalny the leader of ? And how important is he, really?

My contention is that Navalny is important to the Western/NATO destabilization agenda. He is an activist of the type we have seen previously, playing a role, in yet another colour revolution/spring type operation. Navalny is the face/mascot used to appeal to the masses in most NATO nations.
Which is why this Russian activist's journal is available in English via social media
Because Russian activists who are allegedly working for change in Russia need an Anglo readership? Right?


Staged Photo-op:  Navalny and a sign. Cameras, photographers & no one else! No supporters. No Surprise
 To the masses of ordinary Russian’s his importance, it would seem, is pretty much non existent
Yesterday, I left this comment at the Vineyard of the Saker and it does relate to the comeback of Alexei Navalny and the destabilization of Russia

“What is more probable is a destabilization campaign launched from Ukraine- along with some internal destabilization (aka colour revolution) along with economic warfare being waged present day’

Internal destabilization aka colour revolution. That explains why Alexei Navalny is being pushed into our consciousness, yet again. The very first mention of Mr Navalny, here,  goes back to a 2013 - The Strange Case of Alexei Navalny

The typical 'defiant' photo- Yawn

This article can still be read entirely at this link-MK Bhadrakumer @ Russia India Report
I will just refresh your memories ever so briefly:
 

-Unlike Navalny’s theft of state property.....
-Navalny-  he has a record of embezzlement of public property and, therefore, ineligible to hold office. Ironically, it is on the issue of corruption that Navalny built up his strange career in the blogosphere from where he tiptoed into politics with magical ease.

 
-He (Navalny) went to Yale under an American scholarship and returned to Russia as a freshly-minted public crusader

- Despite the West lionizing him, Navalny looks less and less convincing as a leader of a coherent opposition. And it raises a question: Is Navalny an individual or is he a project? There is something sinister going on.
Navalny is clearly a project!

Commenter brian left some info linking Alexei Navalny to the "Scoop" Henry Jackson society

Terre @terbleu 4h4 hours ago
Navalny in ‪#‎Russia‬ is an Internet-based "attack dog" used to spread insinuations and libel against certain business and political targets.
Navstéva retweeted
Terre @terbleu 4h4 hours ago
In 2013 ‪#‎Navalny‬ accused ‪#‎Russian‬ Railways' CEO of "corruption" (character assassination) in the middle of RZHD's fight with certain biz ppl
Navstéva retweeted
Terre @terbleu 4h4 hours ago
#Russian Railways refused to sell 1 of its assets to these biz ppl and #Navalny's attack via his blog against RZHD's head was well timed.

Terre @terbleu 3h3 hours ago#Navalny has been spotted at such neo-con gatherings as the Henry Jackson Society in London. #
Thanks brian! - Yup, the connections are definitely there!

Henry Jackson Society/Navalny- Here and Here. Or this Reuters article that makes very clear the cooperative relationship between the man and the  influential Henry Jackson Society
"The allegations were contained in a report co-published by Alexei Navalny's Foundation for Fighting Corruption and the Henry Jackson Society, a British-based think-tank"
Where there is a destabilization plot, there is the Henry Jackson Society!
And others, of course. Yet another group that figures into a planned destabilization is the Heritage Foundation!

Flashback to 2012- Predicting the Future: The destabilization of Russia

The scenario mentioned is the rise of an Islamist Insurgency- and Russia's inability to react requiring, of course, western intervention. Does that scenario sound familiar at all?
It should!

" Keeping in mind, of course, the goal of balkanization.
As laid out by the Heritage Foundation and one Ariel Cohen Ph.D
I am only including excerpts here, it's a big article, linked so you can read it at your leisure

A Threat to the West: The Rise of Islamist Insurgency in the Northern Caucasus and Russia’s Inadequate Response

A threat to the West?  Of course! 
The rise of "Islamist Insurgency"?  Of course!
Russia's Inadequate Response?  Of course!
Well you just know someone is going to have to step up to that plate!"

Before I close off what has grown into a far larger post then I had intended were going to experience one more flashback, very connected to the Islamist threat to the West, requiring NATO action, as proposed by the Heritage Org. In fact, so connected, it could be the exact scenario in the process of coming to fruition?


Recall this?

A very NATO/US sounding ISIS threatens Putin- "God Willing"- Updated





Islamic State: "We will liberate Chechnya and the entire Caucasus, God willing."
Islamic State: "We will liberate Chechnya and the entire Caucasus, God willing."
Islamic State says Vladimir Putin's throne is 'under threat and will fall when we come to you'
Moscow: Islamic State militants have issued a threat to Russian President Vladimir Putin, vowing to oust him and "liberate" the volatile North Caucasus over his support of the Syrian regime.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Turkish FM: Russia & Iran should not be excluded from Syrian Peace Talks?

I could have put this in the previous post- Moscow Syria Peace Talks- Cairo Colludes with NATO opposition etc., etc., but, I felt this news deserves it's own special mention.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu


Is this a first for Turkey? 

 Does this have anything to do with that recent deal made between Russia and Turkey- A very sweet deal for Turkey. Oil at $40 a barrel- Russia and Turkey make an energy deal ???

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that Russia and Iran should not be excluded from talks aiming to reach a political settlement in the Syrian crisis.
MOSCOW, December 29 (Sputnik) – Russia and Iran should not be excluded from talks aiming to reach a political settlement in the Syrian crisis, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday.

"The Syrian crisis can only be settled by political means. No one should be excluded from its settlement, neither those in Syria nor those from the outside. The latter refers to Russia and Iran. We have different views of the Assad regime, but if we want Syria to prosper, our talks on it with Russia are natural and will be continued,"

Moscow Syria Peace Talks- Cairo Colludes with NATO opposition etc., etc.,

Lots of attention on the Ukraine, but, the situation in Syria is still ongoing. Russia is working on convening yet another peace conference. The Syrian government has agreed to attend along with some of the Syrian opposition groups- HOWEVER- Egypt is busily colluding with the Western backed opposition who have already rejected the Moscow Peace Talks.

Earlier this year the National Coalition and other opposition groups met Syrian government representatives in Geneva. But the talks collapsed as the opposition demanded Assad’s resignation, while the elected government insisted the main focus of the negotiations should be fighting terrorism, rightfully so!

Let's look at what diabolical plans have been being hatched  in Cairo
 Discussions in Cairo between Syrian opposition officials (Western Backed Flunkies and Junkies) are focusing on an ambitious proposal to form a transitional government and elect a president eligible for two four-year terms, Al-Mayadeen television said Sunday
Discussions in Cairo between Syrian opposition officials are focusing on an ambitious proposal to form a transitional government and elect a president eligible for two four-year terms, Al-Mayadeen television said Sunday.
The proposal also envisions an end to Baath Party control over state institutions, during a three-month period, and the cancellation of all laws that “restrict freedoms,” the report said.
Because Egypt is such a shining example of freedom restricting laws being cancelled...

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri said that Syria’s opposition had indicated its agreement in principal to attend meetings in Moscow, according to the Anadolu news agency, but did not mention the plan reportedly being floated.
“We should leave no stone unturned, especially if this will be in the best interests of the Syrian people,” Shukri was quoted as saying.
This is about the best interests of the Syrian people? Really? Come one who does this guy think he's fooling?

Also, the Egyptian Foreign Minister speaks with 'fork tongue' because the NATO western backed coalition of junkies and flunkies have outright rejected the Moscow Peace talks!

BEIRUT // The western-backed Syrian opposition on Saturday rejected moves by Russia to restart peace talks with the Bashar Al Assad regime, saying it was not a “clear initiative”, while Syria indicated that it was willing to take part.

Hadi Al Bahra, head of the Turkey-based opposition Syrian National Coalition, met the Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby in Cairo on Saturday and told a news conference that “there is no initiative as rumoured”.
Moscow, an ally of the Mr Al Assad, has pushed to restart talks that collapsed in Geneva in February.

The Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said this month that he wanted Syrian opposition groups to agree among themselves on a common approach before setting up direct talks with the Damascus government.
Since then, some opposition figures have suggested that a deal could see Mr Al Assad remain in power for a limited time.

The change in tone reflects growing concern over advances by Ilsamist rebels who have expelled more moderate opposition rebels from large areas.
 There is no change in tone. The western backed opposition is unconcerned with the Islamists, for obvious reasons, or they would be participating in the peace talks even if it means Assad, who was massively elected stays in power. But, this is not about Islamists. Since the Islamists are allied with the West! 


Meanwhile the elected government of Syria is willing, yet again to participate in peace talks.
Syria said yesterday it was willing to participate in “preliminary consultations” in Moscow aimed at restarting talks
 But the Western-backed opposition dismissed the initiative.
And an update to the claim that ISIS has a Jordanian Pilot?

Jordan DENIES Islamic state shot down one of their planes. The US dismisses militant claims.

"First indications show that the crash of the Jordanian military plane in the area of the Syrian city of Raqa was not caused by Daesh fire,"

 The US military has also dismissed the militants' claim to have hit the jet with an anti-aircraft missile, saying "evidence clearly suggests that ISIL (IS) did not down the aircraft".

Saturday, December 27, 2014

"The Interview" It is America and Americans that should be offended !


Seth Rogen and James Franco star in the controversial, banned comedy, 'The Interview.'
Two very unfunny actors

It is mind boggling to consider the fact this movie had a score of nearly 10 on the IMDB-
So the 'activists' had to be out in full force-  Also interesting is that the movie appeared on line in China.
"The New York Times found that the film had mostly favorable reviews in China. "Perfect, the greatest film in history, all hail Sony," read one online comment"
 (Hence my comment about the activists (NED etc) being out in full force!)

The movie was a total piece of trash. I expected that and was not the least bit disappointed.
Not funny. At all. Actually, just plain stupid. I will admit to not giving it my undivided attention as conversations were ongoing during viewing.

How can I not fail to mention all the homosexual innuendo/allusions/references?
Through the entire movie. A major theme running from beginning to end.  An obsession with rectums... for obvious reasons.  The need to 'see rectums' to 'check rectums'- Seth Rogen had to insert some phallic like object into his rectum to hide it from the authorites.  The James Franco charcter was some sort of in the closet gay guy. Vapid. Shallow. Vain. Stupid. A dullard.  He seemed to know the ins and outs (pun intended) of gay pornography. Causing the Seth Rogen character to ask him what kind of porn he is viewing.

The Franco character 'bonds" with the Korean leader ( Kim Jong Un). He loves Katy Perry? As does the Franco character.  (For what it's worth- I know of just one of her so called songs, sadly it is the song that is used in this move & it is extremely irritating ) Clearly we are supposed to come away with the idea that Kim Jong is a homosexual, still in the closet, as is the Franco character, hence the bonding and perhaps the shortcomings in both the characters?

The heterosexual aspect was a brief and almost felt as if the film makers were throwing us straight folk "a bone"

The movie felt as if it was a sales pitch for the weaponized LGBT agenda pushed by the psychopathic elites. A topic that has been mentioned before at the blog.

I highly doubt anyone in North Korea was the least bit offended by this piece of garbage. Why would they be? 
The whole movie made America and Americans look depraved. Shallow. Duplicitous. Obsessed with gay porn, sodomy, phallic imagery. And generally coming off as very stupid, bordering on moronic. It seems to me the only people that should be offended are Americans. The way the film makers chose to portray them and their society was nothing short of completely insulting

Unless you are a complete idiot? This movie is in no way appropriate for children.
I myself regret the even partial attention I gave to this movie- fortunately no monetary costs were incurred-

Friday, December 26, 2014

Trillion dollar war in Afghanistan- "Achieved it's goal"- Obama

Well, I made it!
 48 hours away from the blog except for responding to comments

Obama addressing troops spouting nonsense

US troops first arrived in Afghanistan *less than a month after the 9/11 attacks* on New York and Washington DC, unseating the Taliban before bedding in for a conflict, which has claimed the lives of more than 2,000 US military personnel.

Some 13 years later, and after *spending more than $1 trillion on the war, * the US is preparing to pull most of its combat troops out before the end of this year

More then 1 trillion dollars. A nation decimated. A country in chaos. Thousands dead- That's just on the US side of the equation!  And what goal was achieved?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Peace on Earth



Holiday Salutations to everyone...

Believe it or not, this is almost always the most difficult post to make, every year. For so many years running now. Wanting always to express to everyone here how much I appreciate them stopping by. Reading. Commenting. Leaving links. Offering insights. 


I wish everyone of you all the best. Love. Laughter. Family. Good Health.

PS: Barring anything earth shattering happening, I am going to take a couple of days off, so no new posts. It is a  much needed break, but, I left a bunch of posts to read and I will respond to comments :)

Round up: MH-17, Syria,Turkey, Falling oil prices- what's next? The Fed & that bogus Sony hack!!


The CIA didn't just torture- THEY EXPERIMENTED on HUMANS-

 

James Corbett interviews Ellen Brown: Bank Bail in Rules Explained


Round up: MH-17, Syria,Turkey, Falling oil prices- what's next? The Fed & that bogus Sony hack!!

My trusty lasso and I had rounded a bunch of news stories, over the week, safely corralling them but  not getting them into the barn.  Consider this post the metaphoric barn.

MH17 

 Witness registered truthful by lie detector- May be taken in to protective custody
The investigators used a polygraph during the interview, which showed no evidence of the witness lying, he added.
“The facts were reported by the witness clearly and with no inconsistencies. The investigators lean towards considering them truthful. A polygraph examination confirmed them too,” the official said.




Syria

2015 could be a watershed year for Syria conflict

In a nutshell? The US will move into full war footing.

"The regime looks poised, analysts say, to take Syria’s second city, Aleppo, unless the United Nations can achieve a proposed freeze in fighting, which would allow much-needed aid to reach the embattled population and give parties a brief opening for diplomacy"
Since the "freeze in fighting" aka phony truce, I have mentioned repeatedly is just more smoke and mirrors. A means to prevent the elected Syrian government and it's national army from unifying Syria. Here is hoping the elected Syrian government can get the city back under control of  the Syrian nation. And rid the city of the united nations of terrorists that have taken it over

In case you missed this news of Syria taking back Aleppo from the takfiri, refresh your memory... Dec 15/2014- Syria: EU Jet Fuel Ban & Syrian Army takes back territory north of Aleppo

Conclusion from above post-  The Syrian government. The elected government. Should do exactly as it is doing and keep the rats out of Aleppo as much as possible Because that’s what the ceasefire or 'freeze' proposal is all about- Getting more terrorists in and expanding the air campaign!
Back to VOA:
“If the U.S. wants to gain the trust of the Syrian opposition, Hamid said, it would have to admit it got things wrong and address the issue of the Assad regime itself.

“The longer that Assad is in power, the longer Syria is divided,” said Andrew J. Tabler, senior fellow in the Washington Institute’s Program on Arab Politics.

“And the longer Syria is divided, the longer ISIS has free rein over the country.”

Taking Assad out has NEVER been off the table for the US. Anyone who has claimed otherwise is ill informed or intentionally misleading, I don’t know which? Assad is a source of unity. That's why the US wants him out!

Upping the ante

Might explain the latest nonsense spinning through the western media-The story about ISIS shooting down a plane and capturing it’s Jordanian pilot

CBC
Allegedly the captured pilot, but, who really knows?

As of right now, I don’t believe ISIS shot a plane down and I do not believe they captured a pilot
The story stinks! CBC has already slightly altered this story. What is italicized and quoted below is as the story originally appeared when initially saved.

"It was the first instance of a foreign soldier falling into the group's hands since the U.S.-led coalition began its air campaign against the extremists.

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. Activists monitoring the conflict said Islamic State in Iraq and Syria fighters shot down the warplane"
Blah, blah, blah- coalition soldier captured by ISIS

Turkey

Is Turkey really cooperating with ISIS? I've come to realize that is very very complicated situation!
I suspect the Turkish deep state and NATO affiliated  portion of the Turkish military is cooperating.  Not so sure about all the other parts of the Turkish state? The US has definitely turned on the country, that is presently NATO’s southern flank- because there is a new kid in town!
As mentioned here on November 14/2014- Kurdistan. NATO’s new Southern Flank?
"If all goes well for NATO, Israel and the Kurds.  Turkey will be supplanted as NATO’s Southern Flank. It seems to be just a matter of time.....I hold the opinion that Turkish leadership has become aware of what looks to be it’s impending betrayal"
Considering the possibility of Turkey being betrayed and destabilized. Thinking about the recent pipeline deal with Russia? What to make out of this very interesting new report?
From Iraq news. - Turkey confiscates 80 million litres of oil pilfered by  ISIS??

On Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mouloud Jawish Ihsanoglu announced that, Turkey seized 80 million liters of oil coming from the wells controlled by the organization of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

IraqiNews.com quoted Ihsanoglu on the sidelines of the first official visit to Tehran as saying, “Since the beginning of this year, Turkey confiscated 80 million liters of oil coming from the wells controlled by ISIS.”

Ihsanoglu denied the news about Turkey’s buying portion of oil sold by ISIS, adding that the Turkish authorities discovered and destroyed many of the oil pipeline built by the terrorist organization ISIS.
 So, on his first official visit to Tehran he admits Turkey has confiscated ISIS oil and denies selling it?

Falling Oil Prices- What’s next?

5 key things to watch for in 2015
"The oil price crash of 2014 upended the geopolitical chessboard. Worth watching in 2015 will be who can recover and dominate play — OPEC, Vladimir Putin or U.S. shale drillers"
US shale is a red herring. If the US starts to export it won't be US shale oil

"Energy companies have led losses among U.S. equities and bonds, with some investors raising concerns that the damage could spread. Others are preparing to take advantage of distress and consolidation"
 I worrisome scenario that has been previously mentioned

Will The U.S. Allow More Exports?
Lower prices are fuelling the debate over the 40-year-old ban on most exports of unrefined U.S. oil. Producers want access to higher overseas prices, while refiners want to keep their cost advantage.
Those shipments that are permitted are already surging, and the U.S. would probably export as much as 1.5 million barrels a day if the law changed, EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski told a House subcommittee on Dec. 11. The issue could gain prominence in the new Republican-led Congress, especially as Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the ban’s most outspoken opponent, takes over the upper chamber’s natural resources committee.
It seems oxymoronic that lower fuel prices are fueling any debate over ending a ban on exporting unrefined oil? Producers want access to higher overseas prices? Refiners want to keep their cost advantage? What's going on?!?!

I believe we can take our hint of the big plan from the information that is to follow in the Financial Post article. First, a digression. Brief but worth pausing for.

This US export increase takes us right back to Canada "my home and native land" and that highly contested Keystone XL pipeline

Because US shale oil is not as great as has been announced it would seem if the US is going to begin exporting oil it’s going to be Canadian tar sands oil. As I had informed readers here some time ago- Canada supplies the US with the lions share of it’s oil- Not the middle east. And that fact has flown under the radar  of both the msm and many an alternative blogger.

Key Facts on Keystone XL

Energy Security: Tar Sand will not Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil Keystone XL will not lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil, but transport Canadian oil to American refineries for export to overseas markets.
  • Keystone XL is an export pipeline. According to presentations to investors, Gulf Coast refiners plan to refine the cheap Canadian crude supplied by the pipeline into diesel and other products for export to Europe and Latin America. Proceeds from these exports are earned tax-free. Much of the fuel refined from the pipeline’s heavy crude oil will never reach U.S. drivers’ tanks.
Back to Financial Post: 

Now the question is how much $60 a barrel will strain already unstable countries.

Before you read the last of the FP article- here is what I think may be happening. Saudi Arabia is pumping oil to cause global instability, in order to 'take out' several key nations, in cooperation with the US. Though I will consider that the cooperation is coerced. Take Venezuela out- and their oil off the market. Libya- their oil is out of the market- There will be no deal with Iran so that Iranian oil stays off the market and Russia..... ???????  Of course there is much that can go wrong in this plan. All the variables certainly can't be controlled.

That said it appears there is a plan to knock the named oil producers out of the market enabling the US, with Canada's cooperation, to monopolize/control more of the global oil market. Consider also that this plan if it comes to fruition will leave Europe worse off then it is today.
FP- "Venezuela, struggling with inflation and capital flight, faces soaring borrowing costs as investors weigh the risk of default. Libyan output almost quadrupled between April and October as fighting eased, only to drop 32 per cent in November. Iraq’s production is close to a 13-year high as the country struck a deal with its semi-autonomous Kurdish region to sell more oil as they wage war against Islamic State insurgents.

If Iran agrees to restrain its nuclear program in exchange for relief from Western sanctions, the Persian Gulf country said it aims to almost double output to 4.8 million barrels a day, an oil ministry official said Dec. 9. In Russia, the combined force of U.S. and European sanctions over the annexation of Crimea and the plunging value of its biggest export have triggered a recession, a currency crisis and runaway inflation"
And finally:
“Geopolitical risk is definitely one of the downsides of low oil prices,” said Brian Youngberg, an energy analyst at Edward D. Jones & Co. in St. Louis.

Geopolitical risk usually drives oil higher- This time the low oil price is driving/ pushing or creating all this geopolitical risk which takes us right back around to the potential for those "bail ins"  that have been repeatedly mentioned here

 The Fed

The Fed is heading for another catastrophe- Like a deja vu

"This bears an eerie resemblance to the script of 2004-2006, when the Fed’s incremental approach led to the near-fatal mistake of condoning mounting excesses in financial markets and the real economy"
The nonsensical distraction of the SONY hack

As for the so called SONY hack regarding the movie “The Interview”.... Laugh out loud.
That was to my mind, always a  PR campaign. The movie is going to play just as it was always going to on Christmas day! - Save your money cause any movie that needs such an extreme PR campaign is obviously a total piece of garbage!

USA Today- you can see "the Interview" after all


The CIA didn't just torture- THEY EXPERIMENTED on HUMANS-

FINALLY!

A full week after I refreshed my own and readers memories about the human experimentation being conducted by the CIA, as the main stream media focused 24/7 on torture, THE Nation has decided to mention the human experimentation-

 What annoys me is the timing! This article was published on line little more than a week before Christmas, when almost no one is paying attention. The same piece will be in print January 2015, when next to no one will bother to read the article. The time to get this out was when the news was fresh in the audiences mind.

Perhaps this is an advantage bloggers have? Being able to jump on news and point out what the media is avoiding? What the media is obfuscating or deflecting from?

Let me put the obviousness of the human experimentation to you all in the simplest of terms.

You hire two psychologists, doctors (allegedly) of the human psyche, to create a program employing torture to gather information. The two psychologists who created this program are the dead give away to the real agenda of this torture program.  Human experimentation.

As was stated, by myself, here on  Dec 9/2014
Flashback!
“Not one mainstream media outlet is mentioning this important fact. Skirting the issue. Talking around it. But, let's be honest here. The 'torture' gave the medical establishment a perfect opportunity to experiment on human beings- It's heinous to think about. But let's not kid ourselves. It happened! And if you foolishly think it didn't.... because you are that naive?
I am going to relink a post from 2009 just for you!  The news contained in this post from 09 made clear that  medical professionals monitored these persons, while they were being tortured, for the purpose of determining effectiveness and outcome. In order to gain information for future, no doubt, ever more nefarious human experimentation. And those facts are not being mentioned”

I further pointed out, to readers here, in the final post on this topic ( I will relink all three at the bottom- scroll down they will be there)
Flashback!
“First of all, I really have to be clear, these human experiments appear to have had nothing to do with interrogation. As in gathering information for the prevention of crime or terror attacks.
  The media is not calling this human experimentation, but that's exactly what it is!  The media is choosing instead to label this mass human experimentation in terms that might be more palatable or acceptable to the perception managed masses.
  To be sure these doctors and their inquisitors were looking for information. Information into the human psyche and human consciousness. Hoping to gain an insight into how better to manipulate and manage humankind.”

At least The Nation finally called this exactly what it was.

I only wish they would have done it earlier. I’m pretty sure they have a bigger readership then this blog does ;-)

The Nation- Human experimentation was a core feature of the CIA’s torture program. The experimental nature of the interrogation and detention techniques is clearly evident in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary of its investigative report, despite redactions (insisted upon by the CIA) to obfuscate the locations of these laboratories of cruel science and the identities of perpetrators.
At the helm of this human experimentation project were two psychologists hired by the CIA, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen. They designed interrogation and detention protocols that they and others applied to people imprisoned in the agency’s secret “black sites.”
In its response to the Senate report, the CIA justified its decision to hire the duo: “We believe their expertise was so unique that we would have been derelict had we not sought them out when it became clear that CIA would be heading into the uncharted territory of the program.” Mitchell and Jessen’s qualifications did not include interrogation experience, specialized knowledge about Al Qaeda or relevant cultural or linguistic knowledge. What they had was Air Force experience in studying the effects of torture on American prisoners of war, as well as a curiosity about whether theories of “learned helplessness” derived from experiments on dogs might work on human enemies.

To implement those theories, Mitchell and Jessen oversaw or personally engaged in techniques intended to produce “debility, disorientation and dread.” Their “theory” had a particular means-ends relationship that is not well understood, as Mitchell testily explained in an interview on Vice News: “The point of the bad cop is to get the bad guy to talk to the good cop.” In other words, “enhanced interrogation techniques” (the Bush administration’s euphemism for torture) do not themselves produce useful information; rather, they produce the condition of total submission that will facilitate extraction of actionable intelligence.

Mitchell, like former CIA Director Michael Hayden and others who have defended the torture program, argues that a fundamental error in the Senate report is the elision of means (waterboarding, “rectal rehydration,” weeks or months of nakedness in total darkness and isolation, and other techniques intended to break prisoners) and ends—manufactured compliance, which, the defenders claim, enabled the collection of abundant intelligence that kept Americans safe. (That claim is amply and authoritatively contradicted in the report.)

As Americans from the Beltway to the heartland debate—again—the legality and efficacy of “enhanced interrogation,” we are reminded that “torture” has lost its stigma as morally reprehensible and criminal behavior. That was evident in the 2012 GOP presidential primary, when more than half of the candidates vowed to bring back waterboarding, and it is on full display now. On Meet the Press, for example, former Vice President Dick Cheney, who functionally topped the national security decision-making hierarchy during the Bush years, announced that he “would do it again in a minute.”

No one has been held accountable for torture, beyond a handful of prosecutions of low-level troops and contractors. Indeed, impunity has been virtually guaranteed as a result of various Faustian bargains, which include “golden shield” legal memos written by government lawyers for the CIA; ex post facto immunity for war crimes that Congress inserted in the 2006 Military Commissions Act; classification and secrecy that still shrouds the torture program, as is apparent in the Senate report’s redactions; and the “look forward, not backward” position that President Obama has maintained through every wave of public revelations since 2009. An American majority, it seems, has come to accept the legacy of torture.

Human experimentation, in contrast, has not been politically refashioned into a legitimate or justifiable enterprise. Therefore, it would behoove us to appreciate the fact that the architects and implementers of black-site torments were authorized at the highest levels of the White House and CIA to experiment on human beings. Reading the report through this lens casts a different light on questions of accountability and impunity.

The “war on terror” is not the CIA’s first venture into human experimentation. At the dawn of the Cold War, German scientists and doctors with Nazi records of human experimentation were given new identities and brought to the United States under Operation Paperclip. During the Korean War, alarmed by the shocking rapidity of American POWs’ breakdowns and indoctrination by their communist captors, the CIA began investing in mind-control research. In 1953, the CIA established the MK-ULTRA program, whose earliest phase involved hypnosis, electroshock and hallucinogenic drugs. The program evolved into experiments in psychological torture that adapted elements of Soviet and Chinese models, including longtime standing, protracted isolation, sleep deprivation and humiliation. Those lessons soon became an applied “science” in the Cold War.

During the Vietnam War, the CIA developed the Phoenix program, which combined psychological torture with brutal interrogations, human experimentation and extrajudicial executions. In 1963, the CIA produced a manual titled “Kubark Counterintelligence Interrogation” to guide agents in the art of extracting information from “resistant” sources by combining techniques to produce “debility, disorientation and dread.” Like the communists, the CIA largely eschewed tactics that violently target the body in favor of those that target the mind by systematically attacking all human senses in order to produce the desired state of compliance. The Phoenix program model was incorporated into the curriculum of the School of the Americas, and an updated version of the Kubark guide, produced in 1983 and titled “Human Resource Exploitation Manual,” was disseminated to the intelligence services of right-wing regimes in Latin America and Southeast Asia during the global “war on communism.”

In the mid-1980s, CIA practices became the subject of congressional investigations into US-supported atrocities in Central America. Both manuals became public in 1997 as a result of Freedom of Information Act litigation by The Baltimore Sun. That would have seemed like a “never again” moment.

But here we are again. This brings us back to Mitchell and Jessen. Because of their experience as trainers in the military’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) program, after 9/11 they were contacted by high-ranking Pentagon officials and, later, by lawyers who wanted to know whether some of those SERE techniques could be reverse-engineered to get terrorism suspects to talk.

The road from abstract hypotheticals (can SERE be reverse-engineered?) to the authorized use of waterboarding and confinement boxes runs straight into the terrain of human experimentation. On April 15, 2002, Mitchell and Jessen arrived at a black site in Thailand to supervise the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, the first “high-value detainee” captured by the CIA. By July, Mitchell proposed more coercive techniques to CIA headquarters, and many of these were approved in late July. From then until the program was dry-docked in 2008, at least thirty-eight people were subjected to psychological and physical torments, and the results were methodically documented and analyzed. That is the textbook definition of human experimentation.

My point is not to minimize the illegality of torture or the legal imperatives to pursue accountability for perpetrators. Rather, because the concept of torture has been so muddled and disputed, I suggest that accountability would be more publicly palatable if we reframed the CIA’s program as one of human experimentation. If we did so, it would be more difficult to laud or excuse perpetrators as “patriots” who “acted in good faith.” Although torture has become a Rorschach test among political elites playing to public opinion on the Sunday morning talk shows, human experimentation has no such community of advocates and apologists.

 The writer of this piece is correct- Torture has become acceptable and that acceptance tells me just how sick this so called western society has become. Is human experimentation more repulsive then torture- how could one quantify the repulsiveness of both activities as either lesser or greater?

No wonder I look to 2015 with such a sense of foreboding. The depravity western society is willing to tolerate boggles my mind!

Relinked posts on the CIA human experimentation

James Corbett interviews Ellen Brown: Bank Bail in Rules Explained

Interview 986 – Ellen Brown Explains the New G20 Bank Bail-in Rules


Today attorney, author and researcher Ellen Brown of EllenBrown.com joins us to discuss her article on “The Global Bankers’ Coup: Bail-In and the Shadowy Financial Stability Board.” We talk about the G20 and their rubber-stamping of the FSB’s proposed bail-in rules, what this shadowy body is and how it interlocks with the Bank for International Settlements, and what this means for depositors in the wake of the next banking crisis.
SHOW NOTES:
Flashbacks :

Monday, December 22, 2014

Mumps keep right on spreading amongst the vaccinated adult males in NHL.

3 more down for the Pittsburgh Penguins- 1 Goalie and 2 Forwards

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins just can't seem to shake the mumps.

The team sent backup goaltender Thomas Greiss and forwards Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie home from Florida on Monday to undergo testing for the virus.

All three will remain in isolation until the test results are known.

Teammates Sidney Crosby, Beau Bennett and Olli Maatta have already dealt with the illness, which has affected more than a dozen players across the league over the past month.

The Penguins recalled goaltender Jeff Zatkoff from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL to serve as the backup to Marc-Andre Fleury when the team faces the Panthers on Monday night.
Too late if the symptoms have become obvious! The three have been spreading the virus

New York Rangers confirm mumps- That’s # 3

The New York Rangers announced that forward Lee Stempniak is the third player on the team confirmed to have mumps, following Tanner Glass and Derick Brassard.

New Jersey Devils look to have two potential new cases on their hands right now- That’s #'s 3 &4
Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the Devils announced that forwards Martin Havlat and Patrik Elias are also being tested. Both players missed practice on Monday due to an illness. The Devils already had forward Travis Zajac and defenseman Adam Larsson with confirmed cases this season.


Two NHL referees back on the job after recovering from their mumps

Two NHL officials — referee Eric Furlatt and linesman Steve Miller — were diagnosed with the mumps last month. Both missed games, but have since returned to action
In the cases of Furlatt and Miller, Walkom said, “Those two guys had never even worked together this season.”

Were the St Louis Blues Team Zero?
Keep in mind, there is possibly credence to Beauchemin’s statement. The Blues have been really mumpy … I mean shady about how a bunch of their players had a mysterious bacterial infection on their team before without definitively saying what it was. In fact, they still haven't.

There was even some weird drama about the Centers for Disease Control being at Scottrade Center, until the team denied it.

But what needs to be repeated in all the many cases of Mumps amongst vaccinated grown up males.

 The Mumps vaccine was predicted to fail, created to fail and fail it did!! 

Publicly and spectacularly!

 

Oil slide continues- below $56.00

Following up on this post: Saudi/Kuwait: No oil output reduction even if others cut
Immediately after Saudi Arabia and company, the GCC, announce they have no intent to reduce output...............The GCC- Its member states are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates

 Oil continues it's slide. As does the Canadian dollar. 

 Oil prices seemed to stabilize and the Fed reassured markets that it would go slow on raising rates.
But by Monday, oil was on its way downwards again. The West Texas Intermediate contract traded in New York had fallen $1.51 to $55.62 US a barrel and Brent Crude was down $1.07 to $60.30.
In a speech at an energy summit in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, Saudi Petroleum Minister Ali Naimi defended OPEC’s decision at its Nov. 27 meeting to keep its production levels unchanged.
“As a policy for OPEC, and I convinced OPEC of this, even Mr al-Badri (the OPEC secretary general) is now convinced, it is not in the interest of OPEC producers to cut their production, whatever the price is," Naimi was quoted as saying.
"Whether it goes down to $20, $40, $50, $60, it is irrelevant," he said, saying oil will not soon rise to $100 a barrel level.
Naimi said low prices might stimulate the world economy and denied OPEC is trying to push other producers, including U.S. shale producers, out of the market.
Hammering the concern home yet again....

First post of the day!

Bertrand Russell,1953: "Diet, injections & injunctions".. to produce that which is desirable to authority

    Bertrand Russell,1953: "Diet, injections & injunctions".. to produce that which is desirable to authority


    Hopefully the New Year will see more people rejecting their servitude?

    Sunday, December 21, 2014

    Saudi/Kuwait: No oil output reduction even if others cut

     Gulf Times
    The Saudi and Kuwaiti oil ministers said on Sunday that their countries would not cut oil production even if non-OPEC members reduce their output to shore up sagging oil prices.
    "No... I think it's too late now," Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi told reporters when asked whether OPEC would cut its output if non-OPEC producers were to lower their own.
    "If they (non-OPEC) want to cut production they are welcome. We are not going to cut, certainly Saudi Arabia is not going to cut," Naimi said on the sidelines of an energy conference in the United Arab Emirates.
    Kuwaiti Oil Minister Ali al-Omair agreed.
    "I don't think we need to cut. We gave a chance to others and they were not willing to do so," Omair said.
    "OPEC will not cut. Nothing will happen until June and there is no emergency meeting," he said.
    The two countries are influential members of OPEC and along with the UAE and Qatar pump around 16 million barrels a day, or more than half of total OPEC output.
    The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided last month to maintain its production unchanged at 30 million barrels per day, which led to a slump in oil prices.
    The benchmark Brent oil price is hovering around $60 a barrel after losing almost half of its value since June because of a glut in supplies, the weak global economy and the strong US dollar.

    So other oil producers should cut their production?