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The Sleuth Journal: New Target Of “Lenny Pozner” Copyright Infringement Claim

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The Sleuth Journal is the new target (one of hundreds, if not thousands) of a desperate internet censorship campaign on behalf of “Lenny Pozner” and the “HONR Network”. As you all know, The Sleuth Journal has published a tremendous amount of research of the Sandy Hook false flag event and the truth is not being tolerated by those who are perpetrating the lies.

DMCA copyright infringement complaint regarding:

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Below is the complaint we received:

Reporter’s Name: Lenny Pozner
Copyright Holder’s Name: Lenny Pozner
Reporter’s Email Address: [email protected] Reporter’s Telephone Number: 2034261121 Reporter’s Address: 261 south main street #332 Newtow, CT US Reported URLs:
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We have provided the nameof your hosting provider to the reporter. Additionally, we have forwarded this complaint to your hosting provider as well.

We will be removing said image, for now, until we research the issue further and explore our legal options. Our free speech and free press will not be hindered. Expect more dissections of Sandy Hook still to come in the future.

Related article:HONR Network, “Lenny Pozner” Fall Silent On Copyright Infringement Claim

My Flag And Beliefs Held Hostage

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In 1935 author Sinclair Lewis wrote ” When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” Amazing how he could see ahead 80 years! With another July 4th around the corner, replete with the usual fireworks, barbeques and beer, perhaps it is time for us to ponder the direction our Amerikan Empire has taken. Let’s just focus on the 15 years of this the 21st century, ok?  The presidential election of 2000 revealed (blatantly to the world outside of our borders) just how devious this Military Industrial Empire can be. The movers and shakers of our Two Party ‘One Party’ syndicate (and that is what they are) decided that it would be much better for their greedy and exploitive interests to have Junior Bush and his puppeteer, Darth Cheney, in office. Al Gore would have been ok to them, having done his apprenticeship under their stooge ‘Smirking Bill’, but maybe the Bush/Cheney gang could get more done and quicker. So, they fixed the election and got that gang the power they needed to do the ‘ dirty deeds ‘. And boy, they sure did!

The folks in the 9/11 Truth movement love the flag and are as patriotic, more so in fact, than those who follow the empire’s ‘company line’. One fine attribute of that group is that it is made up of conservatives, ultra conservative libertarians, progressives, socialists etc. All they focus on is what really happened on 9/11 and of course afterwards… when the police/surveillance state went wild. To love one’s country and its flag is NOT exclusive to the right wing or neo liberal crew. It is NOT exclusive to the phony hypocrites within the Republican and Democratic parties… they who serve the empire so well. We who care about this great nation follow the words of Ben Franklin to a tee: “Dissent is the lifeblood of democracy.” Thus, we stood (and many still stand) out in public against the warmongers within this empire who destroyed Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, and now wish to do the same with Syria and maybe Russia.

Ah, now we come to that great standard bearer Ole Time Religion. Before I go into discourse on the religion of my roots, let’s look at a few others. You cannot believe how many Muslims I have spoken to who think that the zealots and fanatical Islamists do not have a clue  as to what the Koran teaches. They  have nothing in common with people who preach killing infidels and establishing Islamic states etc. Jewish folks I speak to feel the same way about the arrogant fanatical orthodox Jewish groups… people who really think that non Jews are 2nd class and  not worthy of the same rights that Jews enjoy in Israel… especially Arabs. Sadly, they look upon the Palestinians as the Nazis did to their ancestors: subhuman bottom feeders! Of course, the ‘crème de la crème’ of fanatical religious thinking has to be reserved for my good old Christian warriors who see the planet as a battleground for their ‘good’ vs. everyone else’s ‘evil’. They forget that the man I personally admire, he who carried the Christ Spirit for all to share, was referred to as The Prince of Peace. How many moments in actual New Testament scripture does one need to read about what Jesus of Nazareth preached: ‘Easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’  When a wealthy young man asked to follow him, Jesus said ‘If you want to be perfect, go sell what you have and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven, and come follow me.’ As far as pre-emptive wars and drone missile attacks, whereupon ‘collateral damage’ become a way of life, Jesus said ‘In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, my brothers, ye have done it unto me.’

This writer realizes it is not cogent in the realm of political discourse and dissent to share one’s belief in the almighty, or in the faith of a universe outside of this crap we call reality. A very wise man once told me when I asked him ” Is there a God?” that the universe or God is simply Love. Thus, logic would dictate that if one believes that, then what follows is ‘Anything not of love cannot be of God.’  Jackie DeShannon put it best in the Bacharach & David 60s song: “What the world needs now is love, sweet love, it’s the only thing there is much too little of… What the world needs now is love sweet love, no, not just for some but for everyone.” Waving flags and wearing religious icons while saluting war and empire is not gonna do it folks.


Philip A Farruggio is son and grandson of Brooklyn, NYC longshoremen. He is a free lance columnist (found on World News Trust, Nation of Change Blog, Truthout.org, TheSleuthJournal.com, The Intrepid Report , The Peoples Voice, Information Clearing house, Dandelion Salad, Activist Post, Dissident Voice and many other sites worldwide). Philip works as an environmental products sales rep and has been an activist leader since 2000. In 2010 he became a local spokesperson for the 25% Solution Movement to Save Our Cities by cutting military spending 25%. Philip can be reached at [email protected]

Fifteen Questions That Are Being Asked About The Charleston Shooting (VIDEOS)

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By: James Perloff |

DISCLAIMER: I was not in Charleston and did not witness the event. I am not asserting that Dylann Roof did not commit the crime attributed to him. If the tragedy occurred just as the media has said, my heart goes out to the victims’ families, and nothing here is intended to disparage the memory of the dead.

However, those who realize America has long been run by a shadow oligarchy know our country has experienced many false flags. Some have been used to attempt to bring us into wars, such as the sinking of the Maine, the sinking of the Lusitania, the foreknown attack on Pearl Harbor, the artificially contrived Korean War, the Tonkin Gulf-induced Vietnam War, the attack on the USS Liberty, 9/11, and the various pretexts used for multiple Middle Eastern wars that General Wesley Clark says were foretold to him at the Pentagon in 2001. We have also seen false flags used to advance gun control and a domestic police state, as in Oklahoma City, Sandy Hook, and France’s Charlie Hebdo. So we would not be injudicious to examine the Charleston incident closely, and we do find that reasonable questions are being raised. I am especially indebted to Redsilverj, one of YouTube’s top alternative media analysts, for so many insights, several of which I have embedded here. Hats off to you, Redsilverj.

(1) Why do the family members interviewed here show little sorrow and emotion just one day after the incident? I am a Christian, and I understand that forgiveness is inherent to Christ’s teachings. Nevertheless, it is usual even for Christians to go through the normal grieving process. Calmness might occur after the death of a terminally ill loved one, where death had been long anticipated, but not typically in the case of sudden death, especially where one has seen the shock of a parent’s bloodied corpse:

(2) Redsilverj asks: why is this family member repeating the same lines in two different media interviews, as if scripted?

(3) Why is the U.S. government giving $29 million to the families? People die in shootings every day, and the government doesn’t give them a nickel. Some are asking if this could be actor reimbursement:

(4) Why was the church already re-opened for services on Sunday? Isn’t cleanup from a bloody massacre a time-consuming process? And isn’t this a crime scene?

(5) Why was only one person reported wounded? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston_church_shooting. How was Dylann Roof able to get nearly a 100 percent kill ratio (similar to Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook). Roof allegedly did this using a single handgun. One must be a good shot to fire lethal shots with a handgun. According to news reports, Roof reloaded five times. One would think some people should have had time to flee.

(6) As with Charlie Hebdo, there are no pictures whatsoever of bodies or carnage. Is this from good taste and respect for the victims, or possibly because the incident differs from what we were told?

(7) Why did the media already have such a detailed profile of Dylann Roof, including sound bites from a relative, just hours after his arrest?

(8) Is it only a coincidence that the Department of Homeland Security had an “Active Shooter Threat Training Program” scheduled for Charleston at the very time of the shooting?

Time and time again we have seen drills and military exercises coinciding with false flag events, including 9/11 and the Boston Marathon Bombing.

(9) Although Roof’s Facebook page has been removed from the Web, why does the Wayback Machine show it was created only days before the shooting? (View from about 1:00 to 2:30 of the video):

(10) Is it possible that Roof, as some believe, is actually John Christian Graas, who was a child actor in the 1990s (Kindergarten Cop; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) and who was in the United States Marine Corps in 2010 according to his IMDB biography?

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(11) Is it a coincidence that the incident occurred as Jade Helm is getting under way, an event that many believe is intended to transition America into martial law, and which mandates that Special Ops forces infiltrate local communities disguised as civilians? As the May 21 Houston Chronicle reported of Jade Helm: “Among the planned exercises, soldiers will try to operate undetected amongst civilian populations.” Could this possibly be a clue to Dylann Roof’s excellent marksmanship?

(12) Is it only coincidence that “Mother” Emanuel A.M.E. Church has long ties to Freemasonry and that Charleston is an historic center of Freemasonry?

(13) Is it only coincidence that Charleston was the first state to secede from the Union before the Civil War, and thus symbolizes the Confederate flag now being targeted for banning?

(14) Is it only coincidence that this event distracted public attention from the critical TPP Fast-Track vote occurring in Congress on the same day?

(15) Is the incident actually a psy-op intended to conveniently push several agendas:

  • Advance gun control and ultimately repeal of the Second Amendment?
  • Generate the racial tensions already fanned by the media-hyped Zimmerman case and the George Soros-funded rioting in Ferguson and Baltimore which followed police shootings of Afro-Americans?

Shut down Internet sites and freedom of speech, which is being touted as responsible for actions such as Roof’s?

Start reclassifying American citizens as “terrorists” to pave the way for detaining them without trial?

UPDATES

June 26. I believe I should keep this post updated. As would be expected, more observations are coming in from alternative media:

–This video points out that Dylann Roof was wearing a bullet-proof vest in the photo of him entering the church. Since such vests are expensive, how did this unemployed kid afford it? Is this another detail suggesting that Roof might be a covert military asset like Timothy McVeigh?

–This blog post reports that Dylann Roof was a gentle Christian and asks if the arrested perp might be a different person:

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–A post at Global Research notes that forensic analysis indicates the Apartheid-era patches seen on Roof’s jacket may have been digitally added to the photograph.

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June 29.
–If the widespread attack on the Confederate flag is a “spontaneous” response to the Charleston incident, this YouTuber wants to know why “Dukes of Hazzard” toy cars…

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are already missing the confederate flag:

–Aaron and Melissa Dykes (Truthsteam Media) think the gentle, guns-holstered arrest of Dylann Roof was for the same purpose that Redsilverj believes the cops took Roof to Burger King for lunch: enflame racial tensions with an in-your-face double standard: Afro-American criminals we shoot in the back, but white criminals we take to lunch. This seems like more of the same emotion button-pushing seen in Ferguson and Baltimore, intended to provoke civil disorder and lead ultimately to martial law.

Original article: http://jamesperloff.com/2015/06/23/fifteen-questions-that-are-being-asked-about-the-charleston-shooting/

ISIS: US Proxy Foot Soldiers

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Washington recruits, arms, trains, funds and directs ISIS terrorists the same way they used Mujahideen fighters in the 1980s against Soviet Russia in Afghanistan as well as Al Qaeda and likeminded takfiri groups today.

They’re US proxy foot soldiers against independent governments Washington wants replaced with pro-Western ones, or in the case of Iraq, weakened and balkanized like Yugoslavia for easier control.

Iraqis don’t believe America wants ISIS defeated. On June 25, the Wall Street Journal reported Anbar province Sunni Iraqi “unanim(ity) about whom to blame for their misery.”

Shiite lawmaker Alia Nusseif said “(w)e don’t have any trust in Americans anymore…ISIS is being used as a tool by America to divide and weaken Iraq.”

Former policeman Wassen Khaled said he “hold(s) Americans responsible for destroying Anbar.”

“We all know that America is providing ISIS with weapons and food, and that it is because of American backing that they have become so strong,” an Iraqi free from Ramadi added.

The Journal, of course, downplayed what it called “conspiracy theories” while admitting this view “represent(s) political reality with real-world consequences” – notably ISIS advances despite months of US bombing Iraqi infrastructure, not their fighters.

US officials lie about waging war on their elements. General Thomas Weidley is chief of staff of Washington’s so-called task force against the Islamic State. Claiming America’s “mission is to defeat Daesh (ISIS)” and bombing has had a “devastating” effect is polar opposite truth.

Washington created the Islamic State. A previous article explained Judicial Watch obtained a declassified 2012 Pentagon intelligence report anticipating ISIS (the Islamic State – IS) emerging from US support for Al Qaeda and other takfiri terrorists.

It predicted what happened, saying “(i)f the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared salafist principality in eastern Syria…and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran).”

It anticipated “dire consequences” for Iraq – including the fall of Mosul and Ramadi, saying:

An “ideal atmosphere” was created “for AQI (Al Qaeda in Iraq) to return to its old pockets in Mosul and Ramadi.”

“ISI (Islamic State of Iraq) could also declare an Islamic state through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards to unifying Iraq and the protection of its territory.”

Supporting powers include Washington, Turkey, other rogue NATO partners, Gulf states and Israel. They created and supported takfiri terrorist groups to destabilize Syria, establish a Salafist Principality, isolate the Assad government and topple it.

Pentagon intelligence confirmed US support for ISIS and takfiri terrorists – not opposition as officially reported.

Bassel Idriss, commander of a so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) brigade, admitted working jointly with takfiri terrorist groups, including ISIS – providing US-supplied weapons besides what Washington supplies them directly by airdrops and through Saudi channels.

London-based Conflict Armament Research reported “significant quantities” of US weapons used by takfiri terrorists marked “property of the US government.”

America’s phony war on ISIS uses its forces for its own imperial interests. On Sunday, Fars News listed 10 ways ISIS accumulates huge amounts of money.

1. Selling oil using Turkish firms for $1 million daily.

2. Selling ancient Syrian monuments through Turkish middlemen for billions of dollars.

3. Selling body organs.

4. Collecting ransoms for released hostages.

5. Trafficking non-Muslim women.

6. Selling antique Syrian and Iraqi manuscripts and artifacts.

7. Selling intelligence gained on their battlefields to Ankara spy agencies.

8. Turkish financial and logistical aid during the Kobani occupation.

9. Help from Turkish charities.

10. Over $1 billion annually trafficking heroin, according to Russia’s Drug Control Service head Viktor Ivanov.

Plus enormous amounts of US aid, much channeled through Riyadh. Middle East wars rage endlessly. Stoking conflict and instability serve US interests. Expect no resolution any time soon.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

So What’s Really Happening Now?

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There’s been something of a lull in truly major developments of late, despite all the garish noise and typical bravado of global figureheads and their complicit media and a few events here and there. Sure, there are skirmishes worldwide and economies continue to crumble as governments continue their draconian crackdowns, but the urgency of many regarding our ongoing situation is apparently suspended in some sort of strange holding pattern.

While it’s encouraging that the awakening is keeping TPTB’s machinations at bay and forcing them to change directions and tactics, I find it nonetheless a bit foreboding.  It’s clearly not a time to let our guards down.

The indicators that this September and October hold some interesting confluences is nothing to ignore. The signs are very clear and it’s obvious they’re up to no good.

If you think back to 9/11, there were no warnings as to the vast dimension of what was about to transpire on the world stage. That particular sudden shift in the collective consciousness and the subsequent restructuring of society within that emotionally charged atmosphere were unprecedented. Surely the beginnings of the World Wars and the false flag events that were used to justify them as well as draw in US participation such as the sinking of the Maine, the Lusitania and then the infamous Pearl Harbor set up, were similarly traumatic for their day.

But in this modern era of instantaneous communication and media dominance and global interconnectedness the 9/11 events were exponentially more drastic, which portends for further such engineered catastrophes.

The Russian Gambit

Since the Muslim terrorism meme seems to be running out of relative steam, especially now that it’s clear the West is again using these same elements they groomed from the start to foment their wars, they’ve now resurrected the Russian demon. Russia and the US have been working in close cooperation for decades on many levels, especially after the West imploded their economy and their previous Union was drastically dispersed.

Russia has needed outside help to get back on her feet so we know there is a lot more going on behind the scenes than meets the eye. Over time the tables have turned somewhat as they’ve gained more economic independence and exploited their vast natural resources, something the West has had their eye on all along. Ukraine is one such gem of natural wealth, as outlined in globalist architect Zbigniew Brzezinski’s book The Grand Chessboard in 1997 where the allusion to the need for a new Pearl Harbor was first coined and where he also names the countries and states of that entire region as the prize the West should strive to control.

Never discount the fact that this entire play we’re witnessing is fully staged. At the very least it is being carefully manipulated to create just the atmosphere that will take the New World Order plan to its next level. The TTIP and coming UN meeting in September to put their imprimatur on the next stage attests to this.

Similar to the global economic take down to bring about a one world digital currency, the hidden powers behind the scenes know exactly what they’re doing, despite any setbacks their interim plans may have taken.

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The Doors for Major Events Are Wide Open

Unfortunately a variety of options are now available as lynch-pins they can yank out at any moment that would make the wheels fall off of our current societal structure and drastically change humanity’s course. Not only could this orchestrated cold war simulation burst into some kind of military conflagration, whether limited or an all out nuclear war thus changing the course of humanity profoundly, but the undermining of Syria continues, as does the pugnacious Israeli hate for Iran that apparently cannot be satisfied, just to name two such vectors.

Add to that the descent of the United States into a totalitarian 3rd world state with a first world military and the potential for another major false flag event, not just to distract from domestic issues and the clearly seen unraveling at hand, but to galvanize the mass American mind into the next level of hysterical jingoism. In that climate the US machine can go after any named culprit it wants, having saturated the Middle East and Eastern Europe with military installations, especially over the past 14 years, and now gaining massive impetus.

This may be stating the obvious but this is our real time predicament. And we must be prepared for any eventuality. We won’t be warned by them, that’s for sure. The value of just such a drastic manipulated event is in the emotional impact, massively supported by government propaganda via their mainstream media mouthpieces, dutifully filling in the blanks as to whodunnit and why we need more war and domestic controls. This scenario then bleeds into the NATO countries the fastest and travels the world in new restrictions and mind traps, all based on fear.

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These are not very pleasant scenarios, but if we can’t see the handwriting on the wall by now we’re in even worse shape already.

Despite the sabre-rattling and economic, military and police crackdowns, most think the world will just keep trundling on with little adjustments here and there, but all will be fine. Their faith and reliance on authority refuses to be shaken. The consequences of such thinking may require individual action and that option was engineered to be discarded in most cases since birth.

If anyone isn’t aware of the grand plan to institute global governance they are seriously hindered from connecting the dots of this worldwide meltdown. Once you understand the plan, everything from the Agenda 21 driven land grabs, gun control false flags, and the plethora of other One World driven programs, to the deliberate evisceration of the world’s food and water supply while toxifying anything that brings life to the planet and its inhabitants come into focus.

Depopulation, disempowerment and gulag type city incarceration are plainly stated plans of these megalomaniacs. The slightest bit of open minded research will prove that to anyone willing to investigate.

Spiritually It’s Anything But Calm

Many are experiencing very trying times as this transition continues. As I’ve said repeatedly, for those not spiritually prepared, the next major storm is going to hit very hard and turn their worlds upside down in a moment. For those aware of the forces at work and sensitive to spiritual conditions the great war is already here and well under way. Is is already World War 3 by the technical definition of world wars and depopulation is also well under way.

When the ocean comes to life and the waves and currents become tumultuous, everything in and on the sea is greatly affected. Perhaps the deeper levels under the sea feel the impact less immediately, but everything is part of the whole experience. Similarly, as the waves of global tension rise and manifest in all walks of life, so our spirits sense the deeper changes working behind the scenes both causing and reacting to these pressures and disruptions.

I know I and many others have been experiencing such changes. Perhaps it’s difficult to concentrate, your sleep pattern is disrupted, or waves of emotion and questions pass through seemingly without reason, even to the point of anxiety and depression. If you’ve been on a boat in rough seas it’s not easy to do much of anything, be it writing, eating or hardly any normal activity while being tossed by a storm. This is what many are experiencing.

So before you get all introspective and down on yourself, remember almost all of this is being brought on by external influences. Know, too, that you are not alone in much of what you are experiencing. We’re all in this turbulent bathtub together. There are some very dark forces, both earthly and spiritual, deliberately trying to make things confusing and conducive to fear, a very suggestible state to be in.

This is why the media is pounding on the tropes they’ve embedded into the mass mind harder than ever – humanity is very susceptible in times like these.

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Abandon Their Stinking, Sinking Ship

A story was told last year of how the passengers of a sinking ferry boat were told to put on their life jackets but stay where they were. Do not jump off the ship, even as it was listing they were told. 302 people died needlessly as a result, while those who did abandon ship, following their basic instincts, were rescued from the water. Those who didn’t, died in their mind-frozen, authority-obeying seats, if you will, holding on to their so-called life jackets, a token gesture of care from rulers who don’t give a damn for who dies or how many. They only want to preserve a semblance of order as long as they can while their perfidy in perpetrated.

Don’t fall for the life jacket ploy. It’s like waiting for FEMA to come to your rescue. It’s all a sham to keep you quiet and staying in the boat. And just waiting for them to take the initiative.

When people wake up to the reality that today’s authorities do not have mankind’s well being or even survival at heart, and are in fact working feverishly for its demise into controllable factions of a vastly reduced number, they start to approach the point of taking action.

This begs the question: will such activation be in time to thwart their Machiavellian plan?

The Sleepy Sound of the Alluring Sirens

The Sirens of Greek mythology were beautiful, singing bird-like maidens said to put unwary sailors to sleep as they lured their ships onto the reefs and their ensuing destruction. There couldn’t be a more fitting illustration of the shallow, mind numbing spewings of the likes of of Obama, Cameron, and a host of other puppeteered so-called first world leaders. It’s all essentially a sleep inducing lie with a very disturbing, destructive motive, dressed in syrupy sing song platitudes.

It seems the more they lie the more people believe them. As the adage goes, tell a big enough lie and everyone will believe it. That apparently applies to quantity of lies as well.

History bears this out. Yet do we learn from it? Does anyone know any history? Is the history that they have been taught the truth, as in real, true history? These questions come front and center as individuals proceed through the wake up process.

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Steady As She Goes

Spiritual disciplines and communing with nature are very healing, comforting and strengthening in times like these. As is drawing close to those you love and who love you, as well as forming active community with other awakened souls in whatever form we can. Remembering that most of these strange phenomena are outside spiritual attacks and influences will help clear the mind and heart from confusion. This is also why alternative information must include the so-called “bad” news with the good; it’s important to keep track of these trends, as well as continue to expose them to the unwary.

Our accumulated voice is rescuing and empowering people by the day. Never ever let that be minimized in your mind and heart.

Do your best to be “steady as she goes” as we all traverse this next phase. A major event is on the horizon in some shape or form. It’s their trump card, having worked so well in the past. They even brag about this fact. As David Rockefeller infamously stated years ago, “All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the new world order.”

They cannot control us all, especially as the awakened grow in strength and numbers. They’re aware of this, which is why they’ve become somewhat slipshod in their execution of their plans of late. They know time is of the essence, which, as I said, may be why they moved straight for the Russia confrontation, temporarily bypassing their thwarted efforts to go after Syria and Iran as was their admitted original plan. But they’re still in play and obviously active.

Stay alert and prepared – physically, mentally and spiritually. And do your best to help prepare those around you, and inspire even more to get prepared.

The storm that’s coming following this relative lull will be earth-shattering. The US would gladly nuke one of its own cities if it has to. Jade Helm is no innocuous drill. Insane Israel would be happy to attack and nuke anyone or everyone to push their self-serving genocidal program. These self proclaimed controllers are all psychopaths, so never expect anything to make sense or follow any sort of path of reason, as much as they try to create scenarios to justify their actions.

Don’t be lulled into complacency by contrived rhetoric. It’s all a lie.

Very strange dark powers are at work. Stay supple, stay sharp, stay acutely conscious – but keep your dukes up.

Much love, Zen


By Zen Gardner at ZenGardner.com

Joel Rosenberg: ‘Something Is Coming. I Don’t Know What. But We Must Be Ready’

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Do you also have the feeling that something really BIG is coming?  Recently, there has been quite a bit of chatter on the Internet about what the second half of 2015 will bring.  During the last six months of this calendar year, we are going to witness a remarkable confluence of circumstances and events, and this is something that I covered in a previous article entitled “7 Key Events That Are Going To Happen By The End Of September“.  But in addition to all of the things that we can point to outwardly, a lot of very prominent individuals are also really feeling an inner “urgency” regarding what is about to happen to this country.  For example, Bible prophecy expert Joel C. Rosenberg just posted an ominous message on his own personal blog in which he stated that “something is coming” and that “we must be ready”…

I feel a tremendous sense of urgency about this column.

The United States is hurtling towards severe trouble, and the events of the past few months — and what may be coming over the next few months — grieves me a great deal.

Something is coming. I don’t know what. But we all must be ready in every possible way.

When I first read that, I thought that sounded remarkably similar to how I have been feeling.

Personally, I am feeling more of a sense of urgency about the second half of 2015 than I have ever felt about any period of time before.

And like Rosenberg, I am also convinced that “something is coming” and that this nation is hurtling towards severe trouble.

So what in particular has Rosenberg so concerned?  The following are the items that he listed in his blog post

  • Violence is exploding in our cities, schools and churches. The horrific mass murder inside the church in Charleston would be bad enough if it wasn’t just one of innumerable mass killings that have become epidemic in America.
  • Racism is tearing us apart, and it appears things are getting worse, not better.
  • The Supreme Court is poised to rule any day now on the definition and future of marriage — and if the Court rules against Biblical marriage I believe this could cause the Lord’s hand to turn against our country in a severe and profound way according to the moral laws found in Romans chapter one.
  • Abortions are occurring at more than one million in year and have put America on the fast track to judgment. Since 1973, Americans have murdered 57 million children through abortions. The blood of 57 million babies is crying out for justice, and they will get it in God’s sovereign timing. Could that be soon?
  • If all this wasn’t bad enough, marriages and families are imploding all around us. Poverty is growing. Drug and alcohol use is epidemic. And that’s just here at home.
  • Abroad, Iran is closing in on The Bomb.
  • ISIS is exploding across the Middle East, and gaining ground in Syria, Iraq and Libya.
  • The Kremlin is growing more aggressive.
  • Yet our politicians continue to bicker, stall, or golf, even as many abdicate their Constitutional responsibilities.
  • And many Americans have little or no hope for the future, have little confidence in government, little confidence in the media or academia, and far too little confidence in the Church. Indeed, many see little or no reason to go to church, and are drifting from whatever faith they might have once had in the Lord Jesus Christ.

While, Rosenberg did not name a specific period of time in his article, other prominent voices have gone out on a limb and are pointing to the fall of this year.  Just yesterday, I wrote about how Lindsey Williams, Martin Armstrong and Alex Jones are all warning about what is coming in just a few months.

But they are not alone.  Like Joel Rosenberg, Ray Gano is also a Bible prophecy expert that is extremely concerned about what is rapidly approaching.  In fact, Gano is convinced that we will witness an economic collapse “probably starting in the third quarter of 2015″

If you have been a reader of mine, you know that I have been pointing to an economic collapse, probably starting in third quarter 2015.

Why third quarter?

US History shows that when the US suffers and economic meltdown of some sorts, it always seems to take place in September – October

Just look at history.

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Black Monday – October 28, 1929 – the stock market starts to destabilize and crashes thus beginning the Great Depression.

Black Monday – October 19, 1987 — stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time. The crash began in Hong Kong and spread west to Europe, hitting the United States after other markets had already declined by a significant margin. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped by 508 points to 1738.74 (1)

Black Friday – October 13, 1989

October 27, 1997 Mini Crash

September 11, 2001 – The economic effects arising from the September 11 attacks were initial shock causing global stock markets to drop sharply. The September 11 attacks themselves resulted in approximately $40 billion in insurance losses, making it one of the largest insured events ever. (2)

I strongly believe that 2015 will be a year that begins / creates financial crashes, economic chaos and possibly the start of the next great worldwide depression.

Last time around, not that many understood what was happening when the stock market crashed at the very end of the Shemitah year in 2008.  But thanks to Jonathan Cahn’s work, this time around millions of people are talking about the Shemitah cycle that ends this September.  For much more on all of this, please see my previous article on the Shemitah.

Others that take a more secular view of things are also deeply concerned about what is coming this fall.  For instance, precious metals analyst David Morgan has been pointing to the month of September since the very beginning of this year…

When might the economy and the “debt bomb” explode? Morgan predicts this fall. Why? Morgan says, “Momentum is one indicator and the money supply. Also, when I made my forecast, there is a big seasonality, and part of it is strict analytical detail and part of it is being in this market for 40 years. I got a pretty good idea of what is going on out there and the feedback I get. . . . I’m in Europe, I’m in Asia, I’m in South America, I’m in Mexico, I’m in Canada; and so, I get a global feel, if you will, for what people are really thinking and really dealing with. It’s like a barometer reading, and I feel there are more and more tensions all the time and less and less solutions. It’s a fundamental take on how fed up people are on a global basis. Based on that, it seems to me as I said in the January issue of the Morgan Report, September is going to be the point where people have had it.”

Jeff Berwick of The Dollar Vigilante is also warning about what is going to happen in September.  The following is a quote from Berwick from one of his most recent interviews…

I think we’re getting very, very close to the next crisis collapse. I haven’t said that since 2008. I haven’t said it’s going to happen this year or next year… I’ve never really been warning that I think it really is now very close and I have been doing that lately… and I’ve actually predicted later this year in September.

There’s a number of reasons why I predicted that date. There are a lot of things going on… a lot of crazy things… to go into it all it’s just amazing how you can see these things being put into place.

So what does all of this mean?

Are we heading for a financial collapse (or something even worse) during the second half of 2015?

Please feel free to share what you think about all of this by posting a comment below…


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

12 Signs That The United States And China Are Moving Toward War

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If the United States and China are supposed to be such “great friends”, why are both sides acting as if war is in our future?  Thanks to events in the South China Sea and the blatant theft of the personal information of millions of U.S. government workers, tensions between the United States and China are the highest that they have been in decades.  Most Americans typically assume that a real, actual shooting war between the U.S. and China could never possibly happen, but as you will see below the Chinese are actually spending a lot of time and money preparing for precisely such a conflict.  In fact, the Chinese are working feverishly to develop new offensive weapons systems that would only be used in such a war.  Of course it is extremely unlikely that a military conflict between our two nations will happen in our immediate future, but without a doubt we are moving in that direction.  And this is how wars typically happen – things build up over a period of time before they finally reach a breaking point.  Just think about what took place between the United States and Japan in the lead up to our war with them.  There were years of diplomatic troubles before Japan finally made the decision to launch a “surprise” attack on Pearl Harbor.  Right now, I believe that we are moving into a similar period of diplomatic trouble with China.  Initially, this will likely affect our trade relationship with the Chinese, but ultimately it could be much more than that.  The following are 10 signs that the United States and China are moving toward war…

#1 China’s moves in the South China Sea have greatly angered Obama administration officials.  Some of the islands that China has grabbed are also claimed by Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei and the Philippines.  The United States is bound by treaty to defend the Philippines in any conflict with China, and Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam are all slated to be parties to the new super secret global trade treaty that Obama is currently negotiating.  The following comes from Business Insider

China’s reclamation of more than 2,000 acres of land on disputed islands and atolls in the South China Sea since last year has raised international alarm over its territorial ambitions. Washington took the unusual step last month of publicizing a U.S. military surveillance flight that showed the massive scale of China’s island-building.

China says the islands are its sovereign territory, but Washington argues that the continuation of building work and militarization of the islands could enflame complex territorial disputes with China’s neighbors, with whom the U.S. is seeking to forge closer ties while preserving freedom of navigation in sea lanes crucial for world trade.

#2 In China, there is talk that a war may be necessary to defend China’s interests in the South China Sea.  In fact, a newspaper that is a mouthpiece for the Communist Party actually stated that war with the United States “is inevitable” if the U.S. continues to insist that the Chinese must halt activities on those islands…

Coinciding with the publication of the white paper, an editorial in The Global Times – a tabloid newspaper mouthpiece for the ruling Communist Party – issued a warning to the US to halt its protests over the South China Sea.

Last week, China’s foreign ministry revealed it had lodged a complaint with the US over an American spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed archipelago.

The article read: “We do not want a military conflict with the United States, but if it were to come, we have to accept it.”

It added that China should “carefully prepare” for the possibility of war with Washington and that “if the United States’ bottom line is that China is to halt activities, then a US-China war is inevitable in the South China Sea”.

#3 The theft of the information of up to 14 million federal workers is being described as “an act of war“.  At this point, the Obama administration appears convinced that this horrible act was committed by the Chinese government

Cybersecurity is another source of acrimony that’s up for discussion, given fresh urgency by the massive security breach that led to the theft of personal information of as many as 14 million current and former U.S. federal employees. The Obama administration believes that China’s government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the breach that included detailed background information on military and intelligence personnel.

China has denied involvement in the break-in and says it is also a victim of cyberattacks.

So was China behind this theft?

Perhaps we will never know for sure, but without a doubt this incident has raised tensions between the two nations.

And as tensions continue to increase, it is likely that the cyber espionage being committed by both sides will only get worse.  Ian Bremmer, the founder of Eurasia Group, recently told Business Insider that he believes that a “virtual war” between our countries has already begun…

We should be very clear: China is at virtual war with the United States, and the threat is far higher than that of terrorism, which gets the lion’s share of attention — and, in the post-9/11 world, funding.”

#4 China recently conducted a series of massive military exercises that simulated an attack against Taiwan.  Since the U.S. is committed to protecting Taiwan, a real conflict of this nature would almost certainly involve the United States.  The following comes from an article that was posted on janes.com

In a new analysis by Richard Fisher and James Hardy, IHS Jane’s reports that “A series of Chinese military exercises between late May and early June showcased the ability of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to project land, air, and naval power into the area around Taiwan.”

The exercises demonstrated the People’s Liberation Army’s plan to use civilian ships during emergencies to help boost its forces.

“To compensate for the relatively small size of its formal naval amphibious transport fleet the PLA has co-funded construction of a large number of ferries used by civilian companies. They will be made available to the PLA during emergencies and are a frequent element in civil-military transport exercises,” Fisher and Hardy write.

#5 According to Paul Joseph Watson, thousands of Chinese merchant ships are being retrofitted for military purposes.  The only possible conflict in which the Chinese military would need “thousands of merchant ships” would be a war with the United States…

China is set to retrofit thousands of merchant ships for military purposes so they can be used in the event of a war, another disturbing indication of growing tensions between Beijing and Washington.

Shipping industry publication TradeWinds reveals that China is preparing a new fleet of “war-ready ships” to serve as “a reserve military logistics wing” in the event of a naval conflict.

The new policy will apply to “containerships, ro-ros, multipurpose ships, bulkers and other ships,” with shipbuilders receiving a government subsidy to pay for the cost of making the vessels “militarily useful.”

#6 The Chinese have developed a “carrier killer” missile which was specifically designed to destroy U.S. aircraft carriers.  There are some that have suggested that these new missiles may have made U.S. aircraft carriers obsolete

Nevertheless, some have suggested that the DF-21D has rendered the supercarrier obsolete. While it depends on how we use the term “obsolete,” it’s probably too early to make that claim. China has expended vast time and resources determining how to kill US carriers, which suggests that the Chinese military takes carrier capabilities seriously. Moreover, the number of countries with both the interest and technical capability to develop the system of systems necessary to operate an ASBM is probably limited to two for the foreseeable future, with only Russia joining China.

#7 The Chinese now have the capability of equipping their nuclear missiles with MIRV warheads.  According to Bill Gertz, this has significantly equalized the balance of power between the U.S. and China…

China carried out a long-range missile flight test on Saturday using multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, according to U.S. defense officials.

The flight test Saturday of a new DF-41 missile, China’s longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile, marks the first test of multiple warhead capabilities for China, officials told the Washington Free Beacon.

China has been known to be developing multiple-warhead technology, which it obtained from the United States illegally in the 1990s.

However, the Dec. 13 DF-41 flight test, using an unknown number of inert maneuvering warheads, is being viewed by U.S. intelligence agencies as a significant advance for China’s strategic nuclear forces and part of a build-up that is likely to affect the strategic balance of forces.

#8 Of much greater concern than the MIRV warheads are the new hypersonic glide vehicles that China has developed.  These ultra-high-speed missiles are capable of carrying nuclear warheads and represent a huge threat to the United States

China recently conducted the second flight test of a new, ultra-high-speed missile that is part of what analysts say is Beijing’s global system of attack weapons capable of striking the United States with nuclear warheads.

The latest test of the new hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) known as Wu-14 took place Aug. 7 at a missile facility in western China, said U.S. government officials familiar with details of the test reported in internal channels.

#9 The Chinese Navy is building a series of extremely quiet ballistic missile submarines.  These subs could potentially creep up to our coastlines and rain nuclear missiles down on us within just a few minutes.  The following comes from an article by Bill Gertz

The Chinese Navy has deployed three ballistic missile submarines at sea capable of striking the United States with nuclear missiles, the commander of the U.S. Northern Command said Tuesday.

Adm. William Gortney, the commander, said the submarines are a “concern” and will be able to strike the United States when fully deployed with missiles and warheads.

The missile submarines are deployed in the South China Sea at a base on Hainan Island, according to a defense official.

#10 The Chinese have developed submarine-based nuclear missiles that could potentially reach all 50 states from the waters of Hawaii

China could soon target the United States with sea-based nuclear weapons as it is reinforcing its submarines with long-range nuclear ballistic missiles, a US congressional report has found.

China’s military is set to acquire a reliable, hard-to-destroy sea-based nuclear deterrent, with a dozen JL-2 missiles that are being mounted on its JIN class submarines, according to a report submitted to Congress by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

The missiles have a strike range of around 7,350 km, meaning they can reach all 50 US states if they are launched from waters west or east of Hawaii.

#11 At a time when the U.S. military is actually shrinking, Chinese military spending is increasing each year by double digits

China’s government in March announced a 12.2 percent increase in military spending to $132 billion. That followed last year’s 10.7 percent increase to $114 billion, giving China the second-highest defense budget for any nation behind the U.S., which spent $600.4 billion on its military last year.

#12 The Chinese military is not the only one preparing for a war between our two nations.  It turns out that the U.S. military has been conducting military exercises that are specifically geared toward simulating a conflict with China.  The following comes from the BBC

Watching the US Navy close up like this, it is hard not to be slightly awed. No other navy in the world has quite the same toys, or shows them off with the same easy charm.

But as I stand on the deck filming my report on how “the US is practising for war with China”, I can see my host from the Navy public affairs office wincing.

You get used to hearing the PR rhetoric: the US Navy “is not practising for war with any specific country”. But the US Navy has not assembled two whole carrier battle groups and 200 aircraft off the coast of Guam for a jolly, either. This is about practising what the Pentagon now calls “Air Sea Battle”.

It is a concept first put forward in 2009, and it is specifically designed to counter the rising threat from China.

Like I said, a war between the United States and China is not going to happen in our immediate future.

But it would be a grave mistake to assume that it could never happen.

Over in China, their military operates under the assumption that a war between the two superpowers will definitely take place at some point, and the Chinese are working feverishly to figure out ways that they can come out on top in such a conflict.

Yes, the Chinese have become exceedingly wealthy selling us goods.  In the process, we have lost thousands of businesses, millions of jobs and we now owe the Chinese more than a trillion dollars.  The Chinese never intended to have a balanced and fair trading relationship with us, because it has always been their plan to emerge as the sole, dominant superpower on the entire planet.

Once our debt-fueled economy collapses, the Chinese won’t have too much use for us anymore.  Instead, we will just be a barrier in the way of their goal of total global domination.

If you don’t think that the Chinese view us in this manner, just read some of the white papers produced by the Chinese government and the Chinese military.  They do not consider us to be a “friend” at all.  Rather, they consider us to be an enemy that must ultimately be vanquished.

Sadly, most Americans seem to assume that the global community is just one big, happy family these days.

In the end, we will likely pay a very great price for being so naive.


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

Sodomites And City Leaders Oppose God And Country – But We Took It To Them

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“These sodomites wanted the organizers house to be burned down with his wife and children in it.” – Facebook Post at Bradlee Dean

Over the last 14 years of ministry, I have presented my message thousands of times to high schools, colleges, Tea Parties, churches, and prisons, as well as radio and television interviews across the country and around the world at SonsOfLibertyRadio.com Most people have received my message with ready minds and with open hearts.

That is, up until this last week.  Dave Daubenmire (“Coach Dave”) and I were in Jenison, Michigan to speak about “God and Country.”  The group we spoke to were comprised of 100 paid college protesters, who were bused in, a school superintendent who was going along to get along, a police force that stood down when they should have stood up and a mayor, who was condemning the event organizers at every step of the way (Isaiah 59:15). On top of all of this, the “useful idiots” of the state-controlled media were lined up to highlight the protesters of the community against myself, Daubenmire and event organizer Brian Klawiter, who were guarded by 12 security guards and 12 sheriff’s deputies.   For the most part, the media sought to turn the sodomite supporters lies into truth (Isaiah 5:20).

We later discovered the sodomite activists were threatening local church leaders to either bow and protest with the sodomites or they would be labeled as “anti-gay” and “anti-Christian” churches that do not stick to the doctrine of “loving” all people (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:24).  Only two of the churches out of 824 aided the protesters. The other 822 churches remained silent in the advancement of the gates of Hell.  However, through their silence they were helping this abominable activity along.

Despite the opposition, we were not deterred.  It only encouraged us to go forward (1 Thessalonians 1:5). There were about 300 people who showed up for the event.  Of that number, only 100 were protesters. Each speaker took to the stage to present his message, and as each man spoke, the protesters would attempt to silence them with chanting and outbursts. However, I began to give them something they did not want conveyed to the 200 supporters.  I exposed their crimes.  After exposing the crimes of the sodomites, along with referencing state law, I began to reprove the churches for not reproving the works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11; Amos 5:10).  I demonstrated that they were responsible for what I was dealing with in that room (Luke 7:35).

I also reproved the police for what they were tolerating.  Keep in mind that we discovered during the event that the police were ordered by the local prosecutor to stand down and were told to let the protesters do what they wanted. Despite being given such orders, these men swore to uphold the law and they were obligated to deal with the taking place at the event.

Finally, I spoke to the state-controlled media, who for seven weeks were polarizing and demonizing an individual because of his views of morality, which are protected under the First Amendment. Of course, for the most part, they were not providing the public with the truth, but were engaging in open attacks upon Brian Klawiter. These useful idiots have a 21% approval rating, yet people were buying into their lies about Brian and about the speakers.

One propagandist even stated that I recently wrote if “gay marriage is implemented then there will be a second holocaust.”  I never wrote those things.  I called him out asking, “Where is Andrew Krietz?” (Grand Rapids M-Live group’s “Useful idiot”)  I asked several times and was told later by a reporter that he had fled out the back door. Following my exposure of his crime of libel, it was reported that he came back in, at a distance, at the end of the event. So much for his credibility.

Adults at the event, who claimed to be teachers, were escorting college students (paid protesters).  We discovered they were not teachers at all.  Instead, they were provocateurs, who when confronted, left their post which soon resulted in those college students acting rationally.

So who is behind all of this? It is those who tolerate lawlessness (Matthew 24:12).

Where is the resolve in these kinds of circumstances? The resolve is in those who are willing to take it to the enemy; for the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church (Matthew 16:18).

Truly, all honor lies on the battlefield (Zechariah 4:6).

Nowhere can you find The Lord fail a faithful man or woman of God. I have found over and over again that He is true to His Word (1 Peter 1:25).

“It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.” -Psalm 119:126

America, God is at work.  Yet, He does not always work independently of His creation (Jeremiah 5:1). There is no excuse as to why we are in the national predicament that we are. America has failed God. God has not failed America. “If you want peace then prepare for war.” – Roman Military writer Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

In the end, the event was a narrative, played out by the state-controlled media, along with two provocateurs stirring this all up. How shameful (Jeremiah 3:3). However, because we took it back and attacked with the truth, we won the day and their narrative is backfiring. And thanks to Liberty Counsel, we just set another national precedent on top of them, which is meant to prevail against lawlessness (Isaiah 51:4).

To Spit Against Heaven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jncAeVyXheI


Bradlee Dean is a syndicated columnist for WorldNet Daily, nationally syndicated talk-show host of the Sons of Liberty Radio, ordained preacher, and musician. Combined with his constitutional forefather style of writing, what makes him unique from every other columnist is that he includes a video for every commentary he posts, blending the new age of video with the traditional written commentary. Bradlee Dean is also known for his bold stand of truth in the public square reflected in his recent lawsuit against Rachel Maddow and MSNBC. He speaks on college and high school campuses with his ministry, You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International. Who is Bradlee Dean? Twitter @BradleeDean1 – Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/bradlee.dean.7?ref=ts&fref=ts

Something Bad Is About To Happen: Exposing What The Elite Know That We Don’t (VIDEO)

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Have you ever had a gut feeling that something big and possible bad is right around the corner? If you have, you’re not the only one! The feeling seems to be in the air. We know it, the elite know it, the pentagon knows it, and even our military knows it.

I believe a great evil is about to befall not only our nation, by the entire world. Something major is unfolding and everyone knows it. The economy is unstable, the world is on the brink of war, the elite are running to their bunkers, and governments are planning for mass civil breakdown. Far too many things are on the forefront and one must ask themselves, “What the heck is going on?”

I HIGHLY encourage you to watch the video below in its entirety. This is probably one of the most important videos I’ve done because it shares what I believe could play out in the very NEAR future and I use sources and government documents to back up my claim. This is one video you don’t want to miss…

For More Information See:

Pentagon Studies Protestors to Prepare For Civil Breakdown (2014): http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/13/us-defense-department-studying-protesters-prep-mas/

Mass Civil Breakdown in the Future: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jun/12/pentagon-mass-civil-breakdown

Pentagon Prepares for Economic Breakdown: http://www.infowars.com/pentagon-prepping-for-large-scale-economic-breakdown/

US Prepares for Something BIG (2014): http://investmentwatchblog.com/u-s-is-preparing-for-something-big-civil-war-coming-ww3-collapse-of-america/

Military Prepares for Economic Collapse: http://www.silverbearcafe.com/private/12.10/pentagon.html

Science Report out put by scientists at Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/5/e1400253.full

Elite Prepare For Something Big: http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/signs-that-the-elite-are-feverishly-preparing-for-something-big

11 Top Economists Predicting Crash: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/11-predictions-economic-disaster-2015-top-experts-globe

Scientists Predict 60% Stock Market Crash: http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/MKTNews/Finance-Market-Stocks-Aftershock/2013/03/13/id/494569/

Banks Prepare: http://www.infowars.com/are-the-government-and-the-big-banks-quietly-preparing-for-an-imminent-financial-collapse/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/10/us-banks-recoveryplans-idUSBRE87905N20120810

Elite Move to Bunkers: http://www.theeventchronicle.com/study/movement-to-the-bunkers-they-know-it-is-coming-elite-actively-practicing-bug-out-scenario/

http://www.naturalnews.com/048630_wealthy_elitists_remote_hideouts_social_unrest.html

Documents:
Civil Disturbance Document: https://info.publicintelligence.net/USArmy-CivilDisturbances-2014.pdf

Civil Disturbance Operations Document: https://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm3-19-15.pdf

Internment and Resettlement:  http://info.publicintelligence.net/USArmy-InternmentResettlement.pdf

Project Megiddo: http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/fbifiles/1230099.pdf


Lisa Haven is an independent Christian news analysis and one of the top contributors on www.BeforeItsNews.com. She is also author of www.LisaHavenNews.net and runs her own youtube channel (Lisa Haven) with tens-of-thousands of views per day. Digging deep and finding truth is what she lives for. Her passion is to spread truth no matter where it lies. She covers everything from martial law, to FEMA camps, to end time bible prophecy, to government documents and much more! Before launching her journalism career, she wrote many bible studies and lead women ministries for a number of years. She will also complete her ministry degree at International School of Ministry this year.

Last Chance Saloon

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This is it, folks. Last call. Gonna step up or not? This is the final fight, perhaps the last for humanity. What are you going to do? Observe, wait, watch, criticize or just ignore it all? That’s what most people have been doing – why break the streak? That’s what humanity appears to love to do.

The amount of people cratered in their own selfish cyclical lives is repugnant. The lack of response to our clearly contrived and very dangerous condition is anathema to me. It’s not that I do not understand it, it is simply unacceptable.

How can human beings watch while their world is caving in on them by clearly ill intentioned forces? Do we really think there’s nothing we can do?

Billions Arise – And It Starts with Each One of Us

We are the vast majority; we are the very beings on this planet. We live here. What will it take to arouse us? Is it all so unclear? These are questions I ask myself daily. What will it take? How can we help people awaken as to the true state of affairs we are facing?

I know I’m not alone in this pounding sentiment. Those who’ve awakened have been sounding the alarm for centuries. The question remains: when will humanity wake the hell up? What will it take? Another catastrophe – again?

The Truth is the Truth and is arising in the hearts of men by the minute. The clarity cannot be shirked anymore. It’s spreading like wildfire. But it needs to activate. And it needs to manifest now!

Why Is This the Last Chance?

My retort is, does it matter? The Truth is what it is, face it and come to terms with it. The grand historical context is no concern to someone about to lose their home, their health, their livelihood, their personal freedom or even their life. It comes down to now and taking personal responsibility and action.

The remarkable aspect in an overarching sense about all this is that humanity has been subjugated time and again in various empires and only squeaked through in some subservient form for the next oligarch to control. Even mainstream history admits this.

It’s pathetic. And we should be ashamed of ourselves.

The point is that none of this has to be. It’s simply a process of shaking these parasites off of the collective human body. It’s a very simple action based on a very simple awakened perspective and understanding. And it starts locally.

How

Say no. Disconnect. Disengage. Don’t feed their system. Rebel. Be your true self. Speak truth. Live consciously…and the hell with the consequences. Be free, truly free. It’s contagious as all get out.

It’s that simple.

Speak freely, act freely, communicate freely. All in spite of the socially manipulated constraints. Just do it, and face the consequences come what may. That’s living, that’s expressing your true self.

Then take it to them. Challenge their so-called authority. In supposed democratic institutions they are in place to represent our best interests. Are they? If not, hold them to it! What’s wrong with us for taking dictums from usurping entities of whatever sort? Are we not awake?

Do  you sense an aspect of urgency here? You sure should. Our situation on this planet is dire, and if you haven’t found that out yet, you’re sleepwalking. Just look at the impending global “reset” they’re openly talking about. Look at our battered environment, poisoned food, air and water, global drives to vaccinate humanity with life altering drugs and monstrous wars and police crackdowns.

The situation is a call to action.

Build A Fire – The Time is at Hand

My intention is to get you fired up – ready for action –  individually and even collectively. It matters. big time. If each person demonstrates conviction in what they say and do people pay attention. They may react differently but that doesn’t matter. Take it to them, in love and compassion, but in Truth.

The evidence is everywhere right now. Elites are even jumping ship out of the United States and other countries to safer ground the handwriting is so clear. If you haven’t made preparations in these clamped down societies you’re not paying attention.

If you want to make a difference and continue on doing so, you may want to consider relocating. Detachment can take on many forms and one of them is not being where you’ll be isolated and even incarcerated and thus seriously hampered from doing what needs to be done. It’s a very practical approach for anyone who wants to effect change and even live through all of this.

Take heed, take notice, and take action accordingly. Most of all, sound the alarm from whatever venue you have and act according to what you know is the wise decision to take.

We cannot continue on “business as usual”; it’s no longer an option. Take personal action or face the consequences. It’s your choice. Trust what you’ve learned to be true or suffer the consequences for your own inaction.

Not much more I can say on this.

Just be responsive. And have some guts.

Love always,

Zen


By Zen Gardner at ZenGardner.com.

South Carolina Church Shooting: Were Dylann Roof Photos Digitally Altered?

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Disturbing Forensic Evidence

H/t to Toni

An open-access website called fotoforensics.com allows visitors to analyze digital images and detect potential alteration. One of the techniques offered at the site is Error Level Analysis. According to the site’s tutorial on ELA:

Error Level Analysis (ELA) permits identifying areas within an image that are at different compression levels. With JPEG images, the entire picture should be at roughly the same level. If a section of the image is at a significantly different error level, then it likely indicates a digital modification …

ELA highlights differences in the JPEG compression rate. Regions with uniform coloring, like a solid blue sky or a white wall, will likely have a lower ELA result (darker color) than high-contrast edges. The things to look for:

Edges. Similar edges should have similar brightness in the ELA result. All high-contrast edges should look similar to each other, and all low-contrast edges should look similar. With an original photo, low-contrast edges should be almost as bright as high-contrast edges.

Textures. Similar textures should have similar coloring under ELA. Areas with more surface detail, such as a close-up of a basketball, will likely have a higher ELA result than a smooth surface.

Surfaces. Regardless of the actual color of the surface, all flat surfaces should have about the same coloring under ELA.

Look around [a] picture and identify the different high-contrast edges, low-contrast edges, surfaces, and textures. Compare those areas with the ELA results. If there are significant differences, then it identifies suspicious areas that may have been digitally altered. (emphases added)

As the author emphasizes, “[s]imilar textures should have similar coloring under ELA,” and “all flat surfaces should have about the same coloring under ELA.” The fotoforensics.com webmaster further explains on his blog The Hacker Factor:

With ELA, you want to compare similar attributes with similar attributes. Each of these areas (surfaces, edges, and textures) may compress at different rates. But in general, all similar surfaces should compress at the same rate. Edges should compress at the same rate as similar edges, and textures should compress at the same rate as similar textures. When a picture is edited, the modified areas are likely at a different compression level than the rest of the picture.

The following is a forensic image that resulted when employing ELA to the widely-circulated photo of South Carolina Church massacre gunman Dylann Storm Roof wearing his jacket with the historic patches denoting Africa’s colonial past:

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http://fotoforensics.com/analysis.php?id=29642b707d52f525b2ef8748761418651465c582.87289&show=ela

ELA reveals areas where the patches appear that suggest a differing compression speed and thus possible manipulation. In other words, the Apartheid-era patches attributed to Roof may have been digitally inserted into the above image to accentuate the narrative of Roof’s racist motivations in the tragic slayings.

In an era of mass illusion where digital representations can be so easily and convincingly altered to accommodate or bolster a specific story line, the importance of such analysis cannot be understated. Like the Sandy Hook School shootings, the Charleston Church massacre represents an emotionally potent and divisive powder keg, especially because it is positioned to draw on conflicting sets of socio-cultural experience, identity, and history.

Yet through individual images such as the above perhaps a larger picture can be discerned. As with Sandy Hook, the June 17 event will be used as a rationale for a raft of government agendas long sought after with the express purpose of “keeping the public safe.” Such programs can be judiciously considered only after the tremendous government and media-fueled wave of fear and alarm has passed–indeed, only after the American public knows what really happened.


Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.

Were Active Shooter Drills Taking Place In Charleston During Church Shooting?

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By: Brandon Turbeville | Activist Post

It is now commonly known within the researching community that the presence of a military, law enforcement, or other related “drill” occurring at the same time as a high profile event is often an indicator that the event was of the false flag variety.

After, the Charleston shooting, there have been numerous questionable aspects of the tragic murder of nine people in the Charleston AME church that many researches have pointed out in articles, videos, and radio shows. For instance, the question over whether or not photos of Dylann Roof had been altered, the amazing ability of the Southern Poverty Law Center to have been one of the first organizations to release photos of Roof as well as troves of intel before any other media outlet, the psychological state of Roof after the rampage, the timing of the event, the subsequent agenda that was rolled out all stand as evidence that the event may have been a staged provocation and that Roof may himself be yet another mentally damaged patsy.

While it is difficult to determine the true nature of the event, evidence is continuing to emerge that may help in that determination.

If Andrew Pontbriand’s recent article is accurate, there may indeed be much greater reason to question the official story of the event – i.e. that Dylann Roof was a drug addicted white supremacist who decided to go berserk in Charleston. This is because Pontbriand has reported the presence of Active Shooter drills ongoing from a few days before the shooting and concluding after the murders had taken place.

In his article, “SMOKING GUN: Active Shooter Drills Charleston SC Day Of Shooting,” Pontrbriand indeed claims that he has found a “smoking gun” demonstrating that the shooting was a false flag event.

According to Pontbriand, who provides screenshots of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s website and schedule, an Active Shooter Threat Instructor Training Program exercise was scheduled from 6/15/2015 – 6/19/2015 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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The Active Shooter Threat Instructor Training Program, according to the FLET website is:

designed to provide a field training agent or officer with high quality training and instill the analytical knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for the highest proficiency in this specialized field. The course takes Active Shooter Threat Tactics Training to the next level by emphasizing leadership, teach backs, and adult learning as well as the traditional technical skills needed by field training officers and special agents. This course is an intensive training program that covers a variety of tactical subject matters to include: individual and team movement and operational formation. In addition, this program focuses on the role of the field trainer and emphasizes evaluation skills and documentation requirements.

The training is more than just classroom work as is evidenced by the fact that participants are required to bring:

  • Camelback or other means of hydration
  • Appropriate wear (BDU, agency t-shirt (long sleeve or short sleeve), boots, etc.)
  • Bug spray

If Pontbriand’s information is accurate, the revelation that drills were ongoing amid the days before, during, and after the shootings is concerning to say the least and may point to another Sandy Hook style staged provocation.


Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real ConspiraciesFive Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com

Reaction To Charleston Church Shooting Fits Perfectly With Jade Helm Martial Law Agenda

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We owe it to ourselves as truth seekers, concerned Americans and citizens to decode the meaning of the recent Charleston South Carolina Church shooting and see how the greater agenda fits in with the new world order plans. Just as globalist controllers won’t ever let a good problem go to waste, so it is with truth seekers. We should never let a good false flag shooting, staged violence or political “reaction” to this violence go to waste. Let’s take a proper close look at the reaction phase of the recent church shooting without analyzing the shooting itself. We’ll find here that by considering just the reaction phase, this will tell a huge story. It is then up to us to determine where this agenda is headed.

To consider the reaction phase of the recent shooting consider briefly the problem being presented:

1- White man

2- Gun owner

3- Confederate sympathizer

4- Lone wolf

5- Racist

Now here is the desired ‘reaction’ wanted by the controllers to each problem:

1- White man- Every white man is now dangerous because they are probably racist.

2- Gun owner- All gun owners and 2nd amendment defenders are dangerous because they might be the next crazed shooter.

3- Confederate sympathizer- Look out for anyone who sports the Confederate flag or speaks in ways that indicate they are not sympathetic toward tyranny, the Union, the federal government or if they support state sovereignty or resist top-down control by a federal government- all of these ideas are to be seen as possible signs of that person being the next crazed shooter.

4- Lone wolf- Anyone harboring anger or stand-alone disagreement with any group, religion or political idea might be the dangerous lone wolf the federal government has been warning you about.

5. Racist- The new racism is no longer an individual thing and it’s no longer a problem which has existed since before the birth of America. It now makes you a terrorist or the next mass shooter. That’s right, if you hear someone expressing racist ideologies (especially if they are white) that might indicate that they are about to kill a bunch of black people just for the heck of it. More importantly, because of the racism problem everyone should distrust anyone who is not the same color as they are because that other person might be a crazed shooter or someone looking to exact revenge on your race. Beware and be afraid!

These reactions are being fostered of course by government, politicians and the CIA’s mainstream media. Add to that the ongoing subliminal demonization of Constitution supporters and what we have is an America that is being set up for war. The war is two-fold- First there is the external foreign policy related march to world war 3, then there is the war within which is starting to resemble shades of the civil war. The Federalists are back in the form of the globalist, and anyone against the U.S. dollar abroad is the enemy and will be attacked by their terror tool ISIS. Anyone at home supporting state rights, individual rights or freedom from the globalist control freaks is now seen as no different than those who supported the Confederate army in the south and will be considered the domestic enemy. The globalist have their hands full in a 2 sided simultaneous war.

It should come as no surprise to anyone that throughout globalist scripted American history the Confederates have been demonized as “pro-slavery” by the Federalist to this day. They symbolized the resistance to tyranny, resistance to the north, to the federal government and resistance thus to today’s new world order. They represent the will and force of the states against the Union. If it weren’t for the fact that Jade Helm 15 is looming and that several states have spoken out against this U.S. military martial law exercise officially starting soon, we might be wondering why the mainstream media has gone out of its way to point out that alleged shooter Dylann Roof was photographed with a license plate sporting the Confederate flag. This is just another of many recent hints and subliminal suggestions that Jade Helm 15 is an ominous event in motion.

What we are seeing with the recent mass shooting is a very well coordinated and predictable reaction phase which should set off a red flag in the minds of every truth seeker who is familiar with this very often repeated government script.

The (mainstream media) reaction phase is so familiar to many of us that it almost feels as if there should be a criteria for automatically labeling a shooting a false flag without the need for any evidence in cases where the reaction phase and especially the predictable ‘solutions’ make it so blatantly obvious that the known agenda is at play.

In a world divided by those who believe in organized coordinated conspiracies (simple reality) and those who believe all events transpire by wild coincidences (mainstream media believing non-conspiracy/coincidence theorists) it is easy to harass and show up coincidence theorists just based on the repeated and predictable occurrences of these well coordinated conspiracies which always support stated and known agendas.

Repeatedly exploiting the cerebral capacities of coincidence theorists however rarely puts a dent into the globalist plans. Unfortunately the waking up process is both painful and slow. Most people are not prepared to accept the horrific reality of our world at an instance. Despite these information battles which we fill our days with while trying to expose the controllers, there is still the reality of their plans to deal with. The fact is that reality and fiction is now headed toward a massive collision of human consciousness. Many will die not knowing, many will die trying to fight it. Some will witness the truth and humanity will carry on with this new fund of knowledge about who we really are and where we are headed.

Truth versus lies, life versus death, coordinated conspiracies versus the blind belief in wild coincidences. It’s all unfolding now. The great hope is that enough of humanity will come together, as is already happening worldwide, and say no to the new world order, their staged and funded terrorism and their corrupt politicians who will have to be replaced one by one. We are now in a revolutionary period in every sense of the word.

The more important point I want to make is that the recent shooting should point everyone to the fact that Jade Helm 15 is upon us and here is what the controllers want and need:

1- A divided public

a. Whites versus blacks
b. Christians versus Muslims
c. Democrats versus Republicans
d. Men versus women
e. Gay versus straight and so on …

2- An obedient afraid public

3- An ignorant public easily influenced by mainstream media lies

4- A complacent public that watches TV and entertainment and never asks critical questions

If members of the public are obedient then they will more easily relinquish their guns and all their rights. An unarmed public is the perfect scenario for the controllers because they can do as they wish moving forward including mass genocide and depopulation and that is the reason for the recent gun control agenda revived with this latest shooting.

So as the control system is already putting out subliminal ads intended to criminalize those who support and defend the Constitution (see video below), let’s keep this latest shooting in mind because the reaction phase (and of course the proposed solutions) fits right into this agenda. The main purpose of Jade Helm 15 as stated by the U.S. military themselves is to “master the human domain” and this is all you need to know. To master the human domain one must first master and control their mind with fear, then one must disarm them. Intimidating Americans and forcing them to do things they don’t want to do- this is the main purpose of the Jade Helm 15 psyop.

Solutions

Arm yourself mentally with knowledge, understanding and courage to do what is right. Then peacefully, wisely but firmly reach out to others who don’t understand what is happening. Hold your local politicians accountable for their actions. Educate the military and those in position of power. Then be still and act with purpose not fear.  Look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Remain hopeful. Find your place in history. Read more history so you can understand the current days and more importantly the future. Decide what you believe in then live for that cause. Just remember, living and dying is the story of humanity. Everything that happens to us are but stories being told. Ask yourself, what is your role in the story?

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Bernie Suarez is a revolutionary writer with a background in medicine, psychology, and information technology. He has written numerous articles over the years about freedom, government corruption and conspiracies, and solutions. A former host of the 9/11 Freefall radio show, Bernie is also the creator of the Truth and Art TV project where he shares articles and videos about issues that raise our consciousness and offer solutions to our current problems. His efforts are designed to encourage others to joyfully stand for truth, to expose government tactics of propaganda, fear and deception, and to address the psychology of dealing with the rising new world order. He is also a former U.S. Marine who believes it is our duty to stand for and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. A peace activist, he believes information and awareness is the first step toward being free from enslavement from the globalist control system which now threatens humanity. He believes love conquers all fear and it is up to each and every one of us to manifest the solutions and the change that you want to see in this world, because doing this is the very thing that will ensure victory and restoration of the human race from the rising global enslavement system, and will offer hope to future generations.

Mass Shootings: It’s The Disarmament Stupid!

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Guns don’t shoot people just like cars don’t run over pedestrians. However, politicians and those who favor a disarmed population continue to use every opportunity they find to call for mass disarmament.

Why?

Let’s establish two important premises before we try to understand why politicians and pro-disarmament people advocate for mass confiscation of firearms.

If there is one single common fact about mass shootings is that the perpetrator knows that his victims are defenseless in what people usually call gun free zones.

So what are gun free zones? They are places where authorities establish a ban on firearms. Among those places there are schools, banks, public buildings and churches.

Another fact that is connected to most mass shootings, but that the media seldom reports on, is that the perpetrators are under the influence on psychiatric drugs whose effects include spontaneous outbursts of violent behavior.

Psychiatric medication often prescribed to people as part of depression treatment, for example, causes patients to experience deeper states of depression, have suicidal thoughts and more often than not prompts them to commit homicide.

We can conclude that the very facts that people aren’t able to arm themselves to prevent criminal actions and that mentally ill people or people who are being treated due to alleged mental conditions manage to get a firearm to commit crimes, are the two most common explanations to why mass shootings take place.

Criminals never enter a place where most people are armed, such as a police station or a city where concealed carry is permitted. They go to cities or neighborhoods where people aren’t allowed to protect themselves and their families with a firearm.

Strangely, though, every time we see a mass shooting event in a school, a church or a bank, politicians and pro-disarmament people immediately call for gun confiscation as the solution to end mass shootings.

After Wednesday night’s shooting at a church in the city of Charleston, where a man killed 9 people, the US president, manipulated the murder to once again call for gun control.

But before Obama jumped on the gun confiscation wagon, the American media had already inflamed the airwaves, focusing their reports on whether the shooting was about racism, white supremacism, and several media outlets used the event to demand more drastic gun control measures.

This time, media outlets pointed out, the attack had taken place in a black church in the southern United States, which according to their reports is an example of the “difficult times of the racist history of this country.”

“I made statements like this too many times,” said Barack Obama, who appeared before the press on Thursday before flying to Los Angeles. Obama made speeches as a result of violence carried out by insane armed people in the last seven years.

Obama stated that, although still there isn’t a full picture of what had happened, he had no doubt about the fact that someone had access to a gun to commit a “senseless crime” against innocents.

“Now we have to mourn the dead and recover, but let me be clear, at some point, as a country, we have to deal with the fact that this kind of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.”

That is absolutely right! Other advanced countries do not suffer from mass shootings because their people are allowed to carry firearms, or have them in their homes, so when an armed criminal attempts to kill people, he is shot on sight.

Other advanced countries do not poison their populations with pharmaceutical drugs to the level doctors do in the United States. Therefore, the two main elements responsible for the type of mass shootings seen in the US do not exist elsewhere in the “advanced world”.

Obama used words like “grief” and “justice” in the same speech in which he spoke of the attack against the church congregation in the southern United States while saying the event revived one of the darkest chapters in American history.

What happened, said the president, “is particularly bleak”, as it was a “place of prayer” considered “sacred.” “The hatred of races and religions represents a particular threat to our democracy and our ideals,” Obama added. However, Obama does not think the same way when American drones blow up houses of worship in Africa or the Middle East. Those attacks perpetrated on innocent men, women and children are not labeled as bleak or unjust by Obama.

From Las Vegas, in a Latin conference, the Democratic candidate to succeed Obama, Hillary Clinton, also alluded to this latest tragedy to demand a debate on the banning of firearms.

“We must be honest and face the hard truths about race, violence, guns and divisions in the country,” Clinton claimed, conveniently leaving out the issue of medication of the American population.

“How many innocent people in our country, whether small children, parishioners, spectators in a theater, have to die before we act?” Clinton asked, referring to some of the latest mass shootings in recent years.

“This time we must find answers together. We will unite not only to talk, but also to act, “he claimed.

Right now, the FBI is investigating the shooting and, although it has not provided any official conclusions, the agency has already labeled the shooting as a ‘hate crime”. These statement stems from alleged confessions made by the shooter, Dylann Roof, where he says he planned to commit the crime because, among other reasons, blacks had been raping white women for a long time.

“Mother Emanuel is more than a church,” Obama said. “It is a prayer space founded by African Americans seeking freedom. It is a church that was burned to the ground because parishioners fought to end slavery. It is a symbol of freedom for blacks. When laws forbade worship continued in secrecy,” he continued.

The Charleston shooting has given fake liberals a new opportunity to demand more gun control as an answer to mass shootings. If they have their way, we will continue to see, with more frequency and violence, attacks on defenseless children, men and women by heavily medicated people who despite living in a Police State, still manage to get a hold of firearms to commit crimes like the one that took place on Wednesday.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Illegal Immigration Nightmare: Obama Has Been Releasing 1000s Of Convicted Criminals Back Into Our Communities

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Why has Barack Obama been releasing thousands of illegal immigrants that have been convicted of crimes back on to the streets of our cities?  According to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, more than 36,000 were released from custody in Fiscal Year 2013 alone.  These individuals were actually convicted of committing crimes, and many of them went on to commit new crimes once they were released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  In fact, Senator Grassley says that 121 of the criminals that were released during Fiscal Year 2013 were subsequently charged with committing murder.  That means that more than 100 American citizens are now dead because of Obama’s foolish policies.  Why is Obama doing this?  He knows that one out of every five illegal immigrants has a criminal record, and he knows that many of these convicted criminals that he is releasing will go on to commit new crimes.  What possible justification could Obama have for doing this to our communities?

When I first heard that more than 36,000 convicted criminals had been released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement during Fiscal Year 2013 alone, I thought that it must be a mistake.  So I started digging around, and I found out that it was true.  The following comes directly from the official website of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Sessions and Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake are asking for more information surrounding cases in which foreign nationals with criminal records facing deportation were released from custody and went on to commit new crimes. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently confirmed that 121 convicted criminals are now charged with homicide after being released from government custody instead of being deported. ICE also disclosed that 36,007 criminals were released from its custody in Fiscal Year 2013, and 1,000 of them have since been convicted again of additional crimes. Of those repeat offenders, 156 were released from ICE custody a second time, instead of being deported.

To me, there are either two options.  Either this is an example of incompetence that is off the scale, or this is being done on purpose.

And we are not just talking about small crimes.  Thousands of these criminals have actually been convicted of sex crimes.  And when they are released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, nobody is even making sure that they register as sex offenders.  So they are just roaming around out there, and many of them have gone on to commit absolutely horrifying crimes against U.S. citizens

Immigration officials tried to deport Luis-Leyva Vargas, 47, to Cuba after he served three years in a Florida prison for unlawful sex with a teen. In 2008, officials released him. Two years later, he kidnapped an 18-year-old in Rockingham County, Va., at knifepoint and raped her. Now he is serving a 55-year prison sentence.

Felix Rodriguez, a 67-year-old sex offender convicted of raping children as young as 4 in the 1990s, was freed in 2009, also because Cuba would not take him back. Months later, he fatally shot his girlfriend in Kansas City. He pleaded guilty and is serving 10 years in a Missouri prison.

Andrew Rui Stanley, convicted in 2000 of multiple counts of sodomizing a child when Stanley was 14, was released in 2009 after Brazil failed to provide a passport needed to send him home. For the next two years, he viciously abused three children in St. Louis and now, at age 31, will be in prison for the rest of his life.

This kind of thing is happening time after time after time, and yet nothing is being done about it.

Instead, many cities across America have actually set up “welcoming committees” for illegal immigrants that are designed to help them “adjust to life here in the United States”.  The following is an excerpt from an article by Kit Daniels

Dozens of cities across America are organizing “welcoming committees” to help illegals “adjust to life here in the United States.”

The cities are partnering with a group called “Welcoming America” which helps illegals find employment and housing while “helping people who were born in this country understand and appreciate their new neighbors.”

On Monday, the group worked with the Austin, Texas, Commission on Immigrant Affairs to organize a “Welcoming City Summit” with speeches on “executive action and the future potential of immigration reform” and “career pathways for new Americans.”

“The purpose of the Austin Welcoming City Summit is to convene community stakeholders to network, explore the ‘Welcoming City’ concept as it exists nationwide, learn about recognized best practices in immigrant integration and inform Austin’s own Welcoming City vision,” the summit’s registration page states.

“Welcoming America” touts itself as “grassroots” but is in fact supported by President Obama, the United Nations, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Carnegie Foundation and the German Marshall Fund.

Have we gone insane?

When we roll out the red carpet for those that are coming into this country illegally, word spreads like wildfire and it just encourages even more people to come here illegally.

As I have said so many times before, I believe that America will always need a certain level of immigration.  We are a nation of immigrants, and this nation was built by immigrants.  But it is absolutely imperative that we make everyone come in through the front door.  Instead, we have made it nearly impossible to come in through the front door while leaving the back door wide open.  As a result, a flood of criminals, gang members, drug traffickers and welfare parasites has come rushing in.

Today, the number of people that enter Texas illegally is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens of that state.  And those illegal immigrants commit a lot of crime.  According to Texas state Senator Dan Patrick, illegal immigrants were charged with nearly half a million crimes in his state during one recent four year time period. And he says that there are “at least 100,000 illegal immigrant gang members” living inside the state of Texas right now…

Hours before Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he would send National Guard troops to the border, Texas state Senator Dan Patrick said there are at least 100,000 illegal immigrant gang members in the state.

On Monday’s The Laura Ingraham Show, Patrick, who is also the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said from 2008 to 2012, 143,000 illegal immigrant criminals were arrested and jailed in Texas. He said these were “hardened criminals, gang members, and other criminals that we identified as being in Texas illegally.”

We charged them with 447,000 crimes, a half-million crimes in four years, just in Texas, including over 5,000 rapes and 2,000 murders,” Patrick said. “We estimate we have 100,000 gang members here illegally.”

Are you starting to get the picture?

Thousands upon thousands of Americans are being raped and murdered because of our absolutely insane immigration policies.

At this point, our immigration policies are so “politically correct” that border patrol agents cannot even turn away minors with known gang affiliations

Border Patrol officials struggling to keep up with the increasing number of minors illegally crossing the Mexican border are not turning away persons with known gang affiliations. Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, explained that a Border Patrol agent he represents helped reunite a teenage gang member with his family in the United States. Cabrera notes the young member of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), a transnational criminal gang, had no criminal record in the U.S., but asks, “If he’s a confirmed gang member in his own country, why are we letting him in here?”

“I’ve heard people come in and say, ‘You’re going to let me go, just like you let my mother go, just like you let my sister go. You’re going to let me go as well, and the government’s going to take care of us,’” Cabrera says. “Until we start mandatory detentions, mandatory removals, I don’t think anything is going to change. As a matter of fact, I think it’s going to get worse.”

Art Del Cueto, president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, says agents who recognize the gang-affiliated tattoos of minors crossing the border must treat them the same as anybody else. He says these people are afforded the same rights provided to anyone crossing the border.

Like I stated earlier, either we are witnessing extreme incompetence or this is being done on purpose.

For much more on the illegal immigration crisis in America, I encourage you to check out some of my earlier articles…

-“Of Course Obama’s Amnesty Was Going To Cause A Massive Spike In Illegal Immigration

-“Obama Administration Makes Secret Deal With Mexico To Help Illegal Immigrants In The Workplace

-“19 Very Disturbing Facts About Illegal Immigration That Every American Should Know

-“Illegal Immigration = More Identity Theft, More Murder, More Rape And More Drug Dealing

-“11 Things That The Obama Administration Is Doing To Promote More Illegal Immigration

This is not a complicated political issue.

We don’t want drug dealers, rapists and murderers coming to live in our country.

Instead, we want people that are willing to come in, work hard and live by our laws.

The only way to control who is coming in is by making everyone come in through the front door.

If we continue to do things the way that we have been doing them, communities all over the country will continue to be systematically destroyed.

So what are your thoughts about the illegal immigration crisis in America?  Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

The Cheapskate’s Guide To Surviving Without Air Conditioning

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It’s that time of year again. The mercury is climbing…and staying there, way up at the top of the thermometer.  But running an air conditioner at full blast to combat the heat can be very expensive, and for those of us on a budget, the resulting bill can be crippling.

So what can you do when the heat is on, while still maintaining a reasonable electric bill? These simple tips can help you keep your cool on even the hottest day.

Avoid heating up your house.

Many of the things that we do without thinking are unconsciously adding 5-10 degrees of heat to an already uncomfortably warm house.  In the hottest part of the year, I avoid running certain appliances. Some folks say to run those heat-creating appliances at night, but I depend on the cool nighttime temperatures to bring my home down to a comfortable level for the next day.

In the summer, avoid or limit your use of the following:

  • Dryer: Make use of the hot sun and hang your laundry outside. Not only will you have fresh, clean smelling laundry that no dryer sheet can top, it’s free and it won’t warm up your house! If you have a small yard, look at these space-saving umbrella style clotheslines. If you live in an apartment, these inexpensive drying racks will fit on a balcony and fold right up for easy storage when they aren’t in use.
  • Washer: Washing machines can also generate a great deal of heat and humidity, particularly if you wash your clothing in hot water.  If at all possible, wash your laundry in cold water during the hottest parts of the year.
  • Oven: Rely on outdoor cooking methods, (solar cookers or barbecues) or if that isn’t an option, use your slow cooker. (Click HERE to learn more about hot-weather cooking methods)
  • Dishwasher:  Think about how hot the dishes are if you reach in the second the dishwasher is finished running to grab a plate. Now, consider how much heat that adds to your house! It is much more efficient to wash your dishes by hand in the summer.  A sink full of soapy water and one full of rinse water will add far fewer degrees to the temperature of your house. (Rinse water does not have to be hot, either.)
  • Lighting: Some bulbs, particularly halogen bulbs, generate a great deal of heat. If a lightbulb is hot to the touch, it’s adding to the temperature of your house. Look into LED bulbs or compact fluorescents to keep your home cooler.

Cool it down naturally.

Air conditioning is a fairly recent invention. It is only in the past few decades that most people decided that air conditioning was a “necessity.” Unfortunately now, most houses are built without consideration for natural cooling.  If a new home is being built, chances are, it will have central air conditioning. While this is a nice perk, it’s important to note that in the midst of a power outage, these houses with stunning floor to ceiling windows are going to be hotter than blue blazes.  Older homes  have a lot of advantages over their newer counterparts when it comes to cooling them without air conditioning.

Houses that are  100+ years old are often perfectly comfortable in all but the very hottest of weather. The windows are placed across from one another throughout the homes, for optimum cooling and cross-breezes.

Here’s the technique that keeps our home pleasant when the mercury climbs into the 90s:

  • As soon as it starts to cool down in the evening, I open all of the windows and blinds.  There’s a ceiling fan in every room and those run all the time.
  • We also have some window fans which we turn on in the evening.  These pulls in the lovely cool night air.
  • In the morning, the house is so cool that sometimes you need a hoodie during that first cup of coffee!
  • I then go around and close all of the windows and blinds.  This keeps out the heat and keeps the house from passively warming up from the sun. (In the winter, I do the opposite of this in order to heat the house using the sun.)  The ceiling fans continue to run all day and we have small oscillating fans to use in the rooms we are in.
  • Rarely does the temperature in my house ever rise about 85 degrees.  That’s pretty warm but certainly not intolerable.

Evaporative cooling for humans

Here’s the thing – we have basically evolved ourselves right out of being able to cool ourselves down without the aid of an air conditioner.  We go from an air-conditioned home to an air conditioned car to spend the day in an air-conditioned office and have lunch at an air conditioned restaurant. Then we drive our air conditioned car back home, suffer through perhaps 20-30 minutes of necessary outdoor work, and then go in, gasping for air, to cool off in front of another air conditioner.

Our bodies no longer know how to cool themselves because they never have to do so.  We’re sort of like those cave fish that never experience light, so they evolved to no longer have eyeballs. We suffer far more in the heat than previous generations ever did, because we never allow our bodies’ cooling mechanisms to be used.  That’s why my family has dramatically reduced our use of the air conditioner.  Think about it: what would happen in a longterm grid-down scenario?  People will drop like flies of heat-related illnesses.

But you can train your body to tolerate heat again.

A good friend of mine lives in the desert and has no air conditioning.  It regularly gets to 110 degrees in his home and he is barely affected. That’s because his body’s cooling system is efficient – he uses it on a regular basis

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I have many other friends who do not tolerate heat well at all. (I used to be one of those people myself, but while I definitely prefer cooler temperatures, I have managed to recondition my body to withstand hot weather with less discomfort.)

I’m not suggesting that you go run a marathon in the midst of a heatwave or endure 110 degree weather with nothing but an oscillating fan. But don’t be afraid to sweat a little.

There’s a very good reason that people need to stop being so uncomfortable with sweat.  Sweat is the human body’s evaporative cooling system.  Here’s the rundown on how the human body cools itself from an article called “The Physics of Sweating“:

When we sweat, our skin and clothing become covered with water. If the atmospheric humidity is low, this water evaporates easily. The heat energy needed to evaporate the water comes from our bodies. So this evaporation cools our bodies, which have too much heat. For the same reason splashing water on ourselves when it is hot feels good. Being wet during cold weather, however can excessively chill us because of this same evaporation effect…

When it is very humid, our sweat does not evaporate as easily. With the body’s primary cooling process not working efficiently, we feel hotter. That is why a hot humid day is more uncomfortable than a hot dry day…

Despite the fact that sweating can make us feel unpleasantly sticky, the principles of thermal physics make sweating a very important mechanism for cooling the body in hot weather. (source)

So, by allowing yourself to get hot and letting your body cool itself, you can build up a tolerance to the heat.  By avoiding heat and sticking to chilly air-conditioned rooms, you will be far more uncomfortable in a situation in which air conditioning is not available.

When the grid fails…

Speaking of those times when air conditioning is not available…what can you do if the power goes out during the biggest heatwave of the summer?

The situation that comes to mind is the Derecho storms that struck metro DC in 2012. The power was out for a week in the midst of a terrible heatwave and quite a few people died from heat-related ailments.  Many others were sick, suffering from heat exhaustion and heat strokes, and millions of others were miserably uncomfortable.  As mentioned above, homes really aren’t built to be cooled without air conditioning any more, and humans aren’t used to letting their bodies cool themselves.

Here are some strategies to help you cool off when you can’t run fans or air conditioners:

  • Channel your inner Southern belle.  Slowly fan yourself with a handheld fan. Mint juleps are optional.
  • Keep hydrated.  Your body needs the extra water to help produce sweat, which cools you off.
  • Change your schedule.  There’s a reason that people who live near the equator close down their businesses and enjoy a midday siesta.  Take a tepid shower and then, without drying off, lay down and try to take a nap. At the very least, do a quiet activity.
  • Play in the water.  Either place a kiddie pool in a shaded part of the yard or use the bathtub indoors. Find a nearby creek or pond for wading or swimming. (Note: Playing in the water isn’t just for kids!)
  • Soak your feet.  A foot bath full of tepid water can help cool you down.
  • Avoid heavy meals.  Your body has to work hard to digest heavy, rich meals, and this raises your temperature.  Be gentle on your system with light, cool meals like salads, cold soups, and fruit.

Lizzie Bennett of Underground Medic adds some great ideas for keeping cool when the grid is down.  Click HERE to check them out. Scott Kelley from Graywolf Survival has super-easy instructions for making your own air conditioner that will help cool down one room as long as the power is still on. His design doesn’t require ice, it’s VERY budget-friendly, and he offers suggestions for alternative power, as well. It’s a must-read!

How do you keep your cool?

Do you have air conditioning at your home? Do you run it all the time?  What are some techniques that you use to keep cool in hot weather?


Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor who lives in a small village in the Pacific Northwestern area of the United States. She is the author of The Pantry Primer: How to Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months. On her website, The Organic Prepper, Daisy writes about healthy prepping, homesteading adventures, and the pursuit of liberty and food freedom. Daisy is a co-founder of the website Nutritional Anarchy, which focuses on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Daisy’s articles are widely republished throughout alternative media. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter, and you can email her at [email protected]

Where Have All The Crisis Actors Gone?

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Crisisactors.org, the website established to represent the collaboration between the Visionbox professional actors studio and FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute has been dormant since August 2014. This is according to information obtained from Internet Archive on June 15, 2015.

On July 29, 2014 a notice retrieved from Internet Archive for crisisactors.org announces:

Maintenance

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Crisis Actors is currently undergoing maintenance.

On August 5, 2014 a moderately revised statement announces:

Sorry! We’re under maintenance. We are making some updates to the site. We’ll be back soon, thanks for your patience [sic].

Less than one month later, on August 26, 2014 a static page is prompted via the url that has remained through June 19, 2015.

404: Not Found. Please double check the address you’ve just entered. If you entered “www.example.com/networkname.com”, try “networkname.com instead.”

It is clear from the continuum of these announcements and their identical features that the most recent notification is an attempt to convince the casual browser that the site never existed, when in fact it appears it is being retained for possible future use.

One may recall that in late 2012 the use of professional actors for a variety of roles in “live shooter drills” was becoming common practice. Indeed, as the Sandy Hook massacre event was dominating the news cycle crisisactors.org even maintained a department of “Crisis Actors News”–hyperlinked headlines of stories on active shooter drills where its stable of actors are presumably engaged.

Weber Co. Sheriff’s Office conducts active shooter drill – Fox 13 Now – Salt Lake City
Henn. County deputies train for active shooter incident – KARE
San Bernardino County Sheriff Department staged a series of active shooter on … – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
MSA Security: Active Shooter Response Training Could Help Schools – GroundReport
Roanoke County Police hold active shooter drill – WDBJ7
Roanoke County police train for active shooter emergency – WSLS
VIDEO: Airport Police Conduct ‘Active Shooter’ Training in Light of Sandy Hook … – Pacific News Center
Mobile Simulators Provide ‘Active Shooter’ Training To Ohio Officers – 10TV
Active Shooter Drill Taking Place at CSUN – KTLA
Sheriff-elect: Crews trained, ready for active shooter situations – KTIV
It’s only a drill: Police conducting “active shooter” training on UGA campus – Online Athens
Police conduct active shooter drill in area school – Q13 FOX
Sandy Hook: Ithaca Police Finish ‘Active Shooter’ Training on Day of Conn … – The Ithaca Independent
UA teachers receive training to take on active shooter – Akron Beacon Journal
Police Officers Get “Active Shooter” Training – fox4kc.com
Special training helps prepare for active shooter; ALICE techniques being … – 10News
Tucson Police conducts active shooter drill – KVOA Tucson News
Active shooter drill spooks students, teachers – FOX 4 News
ALiCE training offers active shooter prep for schools – Bellefontaine Examiner
Program takes notes from tragedies in active shooter training – KHOU

Vistionbox likewise carried a description of the Crisis Actors project on its website as late as December 26, 2012:

In the months leading up to the Sandy Hook school massacre “live shooter drills” using “crisis actors,” sometimes to the alarm of unwitting bystanders, was becoming increasingly commonplace. Image credit: crisis actors.org

In the months leading up to the Sandy Hook school massacre “live shooter drills” using “crisis actors,” sometimes to the alarm of unwitting bystanders, was becoming increasingly commonplace. Image credit: crisis actors.org

Crisis Actors is a professional group of actors trained at Visionbox to develop and portray characters in emergency training scenarios. The intensity at which they work recreates real life pressures that first responders going through the training must cope with.

Crisis Actors, at this time, consists of two teams.

The first team is the same group that makes up our professional acting ensemble and is the initial group to work on this project. Our actors with the guidance of filmmaker John Simmons, school safety expert Steve Hoban, and Executive Artistic Director Jennifer McCray Rincon, have developed scenarios aimed at training first responders (teachers, administrators, custodians, etc) how to effectively manage an emergency with quick and powerful decisions. This special group has sessions with police officers, 911 operators, school administrators, mall security, radio experts, and school safety training professionals. There is an endless amount of scenarios this group can tackle, which range anywhere from weather issues, to a missing child, to an unknown intruder.

The second team is a group of highly talented actors that have been working on their acting craft by training with Master Acting Teacher Jennifer McCray Rincon on classic material written by Anton Chekhov, Tennessee Williams, Shakespeare, Brecht, and other influential playwrights. Eventually, the second team will go through the same training the first team went through. This intense work will eventually be applied to portraying characters in a Crisis Actor training scenario.

For more information please visit the Crisis Actors website, call us at 720.810.1641, or email us at info@visionbox.org

By January 16, 2013 as the Visionbox and Crisis Actors websites were besieged with hits following Anderson Cooper’s reportage (below) and attendant mainstream media coverage the above post had been deleted.

Along these lines, on October 31, 2012, “Visionbox Crisis Actors” issued a press release announcing their services, “Active Shooter Crisis Actors Target Mall Shootings via Visionbox.” This article clearly references the actors’ coordination with law enforcement.

The actors regularly rehearse scenarios involving the Incident Command System and crisis communications, and appear in interactive training films produced in both 2D and stereoscopic 3D.

The press release is reproduced in its entirety below as preserved at Fellowship of the Minds

Active Shooter Crisis Actors Target Mall Shootings via Visionbox

DENVER, CO, October 31, 2012 — A new group of actors is now available nationwide for active shooter drills and mall shooting full-scale exercises, announced Visionbox, Denver’s leading professional actors studio.

Visionbox Crisis Actors are trained in criminal and victim behavior, and bring intense realism to simulated mass casualty incidents in public places.

The actors’ stage acting experience, ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary American theater, enables them to “stay in character” throughout an exercise, and improvise scenes of extreme stress while strictly following official exercise scenarios.

The actors regularly rehearse scenarios involving the Incident Command System and crisis communications, and appear in interactive training films produced in both 2D and stereoscopic 3D.

Producers Jennifer McCray Rincon and John Simmons formed the group to demonstrate emerging security technologies, help first responders visualize life-saving procedures, and assist trainers in delivering superior hands-on crisis response training.

For example, with a large shopping center, the producers review all security camera views and design dramatic scenes specifically for existing camera angles, robotic camera sweeps, and manually-controlled camera moves.

The producers then work with the trainers to create a “prompt book” for the actors so that key scenario developments can be triggered throughout the mall shooting simulation, and caught on tape.

The actors can play the part of the shooters, mall employees, shoppers in the mall, shoppers who continue to arrive at the mall, media reporters and others rushing to the mall, and persons in motor vehicles around the mall.

Visionbox Crisis Actors can also play the role of citizens calling 911 or mall management, or posting comments on social media websites.

During the exercise, the producers use two-way radio to co-direct the Crisis Actors team from the mall dispatch center and at actors’ locations.

Within this framework, the exercise can test the mall’s monitoring and communications systems, the mall’s safety plan including lockdown and evacuation procedures, the ability of first responders and the mall to coordinate an effective response, and their joint ability to respond to the media and information posted on the Internet.

Security camera footage is edited for after-action reports and future training.

For more information visit http://www.Visionbox.org and http://www.CrisisActors.org.

Visionbox is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center. Crisis Actors is a project of the Colorado Safety Task Force established by Colorado State Senator Steve King.

Contact:
Nathan Bock
Amanda Brown
(720) 810-1641
info@visionbox.org

Yet there may be much more to the Visionbox Crisis Actors project reverberating through the flurry of alleged shooting incidents taking place since the early 2010s. For example, Visionbox is proficient in using social media such as Facebook and Twitter to “broadcast” a catastrophic event to both participant “actors” and the public at large. In addition, the theatric entourage/ is also knowledgeable at “crowdsourcing,”or monitoring how an event is relayed and interpreted through the body politic via Facebook, Twitter, and so on.

In December 2012 Visionbox Crisis Actors produced a detailed 73-page syllabus, “Social Media in Emergency Management,” an instructional class foregrounding the central role of social media to coordinate and convey a catastrophic event. The course objectives include:

 – Explain why social media is important for emergency management.

 – Describe the major functions and features of common social media sites currently used in emergency management.

 – Describe the opportunities and challenges of using social media applications during the five phases of emergency management.

 – Describe better practices for using social media applications during the five phases of emergency management.

 – Describe the process for building social media capabilities and to sustain the use of social media in emergency management organizations (state, local, tribal, territorial).

 – Explain why using social media is important to emergency management.

 – Identify the changes in media and public information.

 – Explain the communication opportunities available to emergency managers through social media.

 – Describe several examples of using social media in a variety of emergency management functions in different types of disasters.

 – Identify the challenges of using social media and explore ways that these might be addressed.

As Sofia Smallstorm has suggested through her meticulous research, the Sandy Hook massacre was in fact mediated to a significant degree via social media. Earlier intimations by this author and other independent researchers–that “crisis actors” might have been present in the most significant “live shooter event” in the US to date–left Vistionbox Crisis Actors and their defenders, such as CNN’s Anderson Cooper, bristling with indignation.

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“We are outraged by … James Tracy’s deliberate promotion of rumor and innuendo to link Crisis Actors to the Sandy Hook shootings of December 14, 2012,” the crisisactors.org site fumed just two days before Cooper’s famous January 11, 2013 broadcast calling out the “conspiracy theory professor.”

We do not engage our actors in any real world crisis events, and none of our performances may be presented at any time as a real-world event. James Tracy’s so-called research is copied almost verbatim from a tightly-connected group of hate blogs and YouTube channels that use only one another as sources. From the thousands of comments of these sites’ devoted followers, one thing is clear: They are nothing but thrill-seekers using any pretext to vent their irrational hate against the Sandy Hook community and a nation of mourners.

Yet these very researchers may have identified several Visionbox actors who closely resembled supposed emergency responders and family members on the scene in Sandy Hook on December 14, 2012 and thereafter, some of whom made themselves readily available for press interviews. This was detailed in a MHB post appearing in April 2013, “Crisis Actors at Sandy Hook?

A foremost link between Visionbox/Crisis Actors, Anderson Cooper and Connecticut is the fact that Visionbox’s founder and director referenced in the above press statement, Jennifer McCray Rincon, received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale University. Cooper and Rincon were both attending Yale in the late 1980s, with Cooper graduating with an undergraduate degree in 1989, and Rincon receiving her MFA in 1987.

That the alliance between Visionbox, Crisis Actors and FEMA is no longer trumpeted on the internet and in press releases, and that the crisisactors.org website has “disappeared”, may very well be a matter of coincidence. For others it may be concerning, particularly in the midst of the catastrophic civic breakdowns over the past few years in Boston, Ferguson and Baltimore, in addition to the numerous active shooter events, most recently manifest in Charleston South Carolina.

As a final observation and in light of the above it is worthwhile noting that between June 15 and 19, 2015 the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston was conducting The Active Shooter Threat Instructor Training Program, “designed to provide a field training agent or officer with high quality training and instill the analytical knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for the highest proficiency in this specialized field,” the course description reads. “The course takes Active Shooter Threat Tactics Training to the next level by emphasizing leadership, teach backs, and adult learning as well as the traditional technical skills needed by field training officers and special agents.”


Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.