Category Archives: The Powers That Be

Texas House repeals First Amendment to restrict citizen journalism

Jay Root reports for the Texas Tribune that, by a vote of 102-44 in favor, the Texas House on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, gave final sign-off to SB 19, a far-reaching ethics reform package that would shine light on so-called “dark money” while heavily restricting undercover recordings in the state Capitol.

The bill’s language dealing with secret recordings sparked the most heated debate — and demonstrated the degree to which legislators have been rattled by activists who have been following them around and, according to published reports, capturing their movements and conversations.

The bill’s author, Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, didn’t name the American Phoenix Foundation, but it was clear he was referring to the group, which is supported in part by donations from conservative businessmen. Cook said its tactics represented an aggressive new strategy, ominously telling his colleagues that “this is a dark and evil force that’s on us now. This is the people’s House right here and everybody can watch and participate, but chasing people back and forth between offices, sneaking up on people — that’s not what this should be about. It’s never happened before.”

Rep. Byron Cook & Morgan Meyer

Before its final vote, the House added an amendment from state Rep. Morgan Meyer, R-Dallas, that describes the conditions under which someone can record conversations in the state Capitol. Under the amendment, those who fail to disclose or falsely disclose that they are recording a conversation would be opening themselves to civil lawsuits.

According to Clash Daily, SB 19 is a repeal of portions of the First Amendment, effectively ending citizen journalism in the Capitol. The new law is an attempt for legislators to shield themselves from scrutiny even in public areas of the Capitol building. Civil penalties for video reporting could now include $10,000 fines per occurrence.

Below are the 46 Texas State House Republicans who voted to repeal the First Amendment. Let them know what you think of them.

  1.  Trent Ashby (HD 57) @TrentAshbyTXtashby@communitytitle-tx.com
  2. Jimmy Don Aycock (HD 54) @Aycockjdajim@jimarenterprises.com
  3. Cindy Burkett (HD 113) @CindyBurkett_TXcindy.burkett@hotmail.com
  4. DeWayne Burns (HD 58) @BurnsForTexas
  5. Angie Chen Button (HD 112) @AngieChenButton
  6. Giovanni Capriglione (HD 98) @VoteGiovannigio.cap@gmail.com
  7. Travis Clardy (HD 11) @TravisForTexas
  8. Byron Cook (HD 8) byron@byroncook.com
  9. Tony Dale (HD 136) @TonyDaleTX
  10. Drew Darby (HD 72) @drewdarby4Txdrew@suretytitleco.com
  11. Sarah Davis (HD 134) @SarahforHD134sdavisatty@aol.com
  12. Gary Elkins (HD 135) gary@garyelkins.com
  13. Wayne Faircloth (HD 23) @WayneFaircloth
  14. Dr. Marsha Farney (HD 20) @DrMarshaFarneymarsha@marshafarney.com
  15. John Frullo (HD 84) @FrulloForTexasjohn@johnfrullo.com
  16. Rick Galindo (HD 117) @GalindoForRep
  17. Charlie Geren (HD 99) @charliegeren
  18. Larry Gonzales (HD 52) @larrygonzales52larry@larrygonzales.com
  19. Patricia Harless (HD 126) @PatriciaHarlessphar77379@aol.com
  20. Dan Huberty (HD 127) @DanHubertydan@danhuberty.com
  21. Todd Hunter (HD 32) @toddahunter@Dist32StateReptodd@hunterhandel.com
  22. Kyle Kacal (HD 12) @KyleKacalkyle@tonkaway.com
  23. Jim Keffer (HD 60) @RepJimKefferlbkeffer@sbcglobal.net
  24. Ken King (HD 88) @KingForTexasken@kingwell.com
  25. Linda Koop (HD 102) @LindaKoopHD102
  26. John Kuempel (HD 44) JLKcampaign@hotmail.com
  27. Lyle Larson (HD 122) @RepLyleLarsonlyle@lylelarson.org
  28. Jose Manuel Lozano (HD 43) @RepJMLozanotexasreplozano@gmail.com
  29. Morgan Meyer (HD 108) @MorganMeyerTXmorgan@morganmeyerfortexas.com
  30. Doug Miller (HD 73) @DougMiller73doug@miller-miller.com
  31. Rick Miller (HD 26) @Vote4Rickrick4tx26@gmail.com
  32. Jim Murphy (HD 133) @JimMurphy133jim@votejimmurphy.com
  33. John Otto (HD 18) @RepJohnOttoj-otto@comcast.net
  34. Tan Parker (HD 63) @tparker63tanparker@rr.tx.com
  35. Larry Philips (HD 62) shmdad@yahoo.com
  36. Four Price (HD 87) @FourPriceTX
  37. John Raney (HD 14) @RaneyForTexastxag@txag.com
  38. Debbie Riddle (HD 150) @debbieriddle
  39. Dr. J.D. Sheffield (HD 59) @dr_sheffieldjsheffield@cmhos.org
  40. Ron Simmons (HD 65) @RonSimmonsTexasrsimmons@raa.com
  41. Wayne Smith (HD 128) waynesmith128@comcast.net
  42. Ed Thompson (HD 29) @RepEdThompsoned@edthompson29.com
  43. Gary VanDeaver (HD 1) @GaryVanDeaver
  44. Jason Villalba (HD 114) @JasonVillalbajvillalba@sbcglobal.net
  45. Paul Workman (HD 47) @PaulWorkmanpaulworkman@austin.rr.com
  46. John Wray (HD 10) @wrayfortexas10

~Éowyn

Former intelligence officer Robert Steele: Every single terrorist incident in U.S. was a false flag

James Madison quote

A false flag, as the term is used in contemporary parlance, is a traumatic public event of mass casualties which bears the marks of falsity, in part or in whole, as the public have been told by government and media. The objective of false flags is always to rally the public in an outburst of sympathy and support for the government and its agenda, e.g., gun control, opposition to an identified enemy, etc.

Robert David Steele, 62, is a former CIA clandestine services case officer and a 20-year Marine Corps Infantry Intelligence officer. A candidate for the Reform Party’s presidential nomination in 2012, Steele is known for his promotion of open source intelligence (OSINT). In the intelligence community, OSINT refers to overt, publicly available sources (as opposed to covert or clandestine sources), and is not related to open-source software or public intelligence. Here’s his website: www.robertdavidsteele.com.

Robert David Steele

The Keiser Report is a financial news and analysis show hosted by Max Keiser on RT UK and the RT network. On the show’s episode 731 on March 13, 2015, Steele made a startling assertion that most terrorists are false flag terrorists created by the world’s intelligence services, and that every single terrorist incident in the U.S. has been a false flag. The interview with Steele begins at the 12:23 mark of the video:

Here’s a transcript of the interview beginning at the 15:08 mark:

Keiser: “There are several terror events in Europe by Europeans recently. Now, each one of the bad guys is already known to security services, a good example being here in the UK, they had somebody who was on MI5 radar, he went off to join ISIS and he became Jihadi John. So your thoughts: Is this because we have too much data or too many people on the terror watch list, or there’s not enough real intelligence? What’s going on here?”

Steele: “Well, Max, this may be too much for you guys, but let me give you the bottom line as I see it…. Most terrorists are false flag terrorists…created by our own security services. Now I have no direct access in England, but I will tell you that here in the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism. We’ve become a lunatic asylum. As far as Jihadi John, the best guess that I can give you is that this is funded by Saudi Arabia, trained by CIA. This destruction of ancient artifacts and so on, that’s a covert action influence operation; that’s not something they would normally do. This is, in one word, largely theater.

Note: In an October 2014 interview with Alex Jones of Infowars, Steel specifically identified Sandy Hook and Boston Bombing as false flags.

Keiser then asks if a solution to all this “skullduggery” is open source, i.e., taking all the data and make it public, and mentions Edward Snowden and Julian Assange as examples. Steele replies that Assange “has” (i.e., takes) “no sides.” At the 17:47 mark, Steele said:

“[Edward] Snowden is a good thing, but right now all indications are that he’s a CIA op that was authorized by Obama to take Assange (?) down a notch, and the reason the State Department canceled his [Snowden’s] passport while he was en route to Russia was precisely to throw him in front of the Russians as a dangle.”

Steele is the founder and publisher of Public Intelligence Blog. An advocate of open source and the New Alternative Media of citizen bloggers, Steele once said:

“You are the Paul Reveres and Patrick Henrys of our generation. Bottom-up horizontal-connection is key. Sharing at all levels, not top down control. Public intelligence and influence is about to take off. We’re about to bury rule by secrecy. Civil affairs is the focal point….

If you bloggers self-organize and attach yourselves like leeches to specific issues, corporations, organization, challenges, whatever, you will be the intelligence minutemen of this century. The power is in your hands.

There aren’t enough guns to kill us all, and Halliburton can’t build jails fast enough to keep us down…. I think we’re at a turning point. We’re at the very beginning of a historic tidal shift in power, restoring the Constitution.”

So, be not afraid! Take heart! Stand firm!

~Éowyn

Environmental hypocrite Leonardo DiCaprio’s superyacht has huge carbon footprint

That preachy, sanctimonious environmentalist is at it again, oblivious to the irony of him vacationing on a gas-guzzling, CO2 spewing, 450 ft. superyacht, anchored off the Mediterranean coast of France for the annual debauchery known as the Cannes Film Festival.

Here’s Leonardo DiCaprio is his off-camera scruffy Howard Hughes mode:

Leonardo DiCaprio on board superyacht Cannes 2015

Heather Waugh reports for the Daily Mail, May 21, 2014, that the superyacht Rising Sun was custom built in 2004 by Lurssen Yachts and owned by David Geffen, the openly homosexual co-founder of Dreamworks Studio (with director Steven Spielberg), whom former Hollywood powerhouse Michael Ovitz calls the leader of Hollywood’s Gay Mafia. (See “The Gay Mafia and America’s aggressive homosexual agenda“)

The superyacht reportedly cost $200 million to build and is the 11th largest yacht in the world. It offers accommodation for up to 16 guests, a cinema, a wine cellar and is capable of carrying up to 45 crew members on board. It also boasts a basketball court which can be transformed into a helipad if necessary.

Superyacht Rising Sun

Superyacht Rising Sun

So how much of a carbon footprint does Rising Sun make?

In 2014, Leo borrowed another super yacht, the 482-ft. Topaz, to watch the World Cup in Brazil and party in style.

According to Monalisa Gangopadhyay of Liberty Voice, the $680 million Topaz is the 5th largest super yacht in the world, and belongs to billionaire Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates. The super yacht is replete with luxurious features that include a top deck jacuzzi, opulent staterooms, a swimming pool, gym, movie theater, a large conference room, and two helipads.

Gangopadhyay notes:

But all these luxuries come at an environmental cost. A super yacht like the Topaz [and Rising Sun] can burn thousands of liters of marine diesel every hour as it cuts an impressive swatch through the ocean waters, leaving behind trails of smoke and tones of carbon dioxide. Additionally, such crafts can use up to 1000 liters a day or more just for its air-conditioning and electrical systems, according to Yacht Carbon Offset, a company that provides carbon offsetting for its seafaring clients.

This is the same Leonardo DiCaprio whom another hypocrite, tax-dodger Secretary of State John Kerry, had invited to talk about conservation at the State Department’s Our Ocean conference on June 17, 2014.

Kerry, who at age 70 went under the knife for major cosmetic surgery, and flicks his tongue like a snake, lauded DiCaprio for having demonstrated continued dedication towards protecting the world’s oceans.

do as i say

See also “Leonardo DiCaprio, Environmental Hypocrite.”

~Éowyn

List of persons/groups paid by Soros to protest in Ferguson & Selma

Only in America can one be a political revolutionary and get paid for it!

Only in America are political protesters/rioters/looters not only paid for their “services,” they are reimbursed for their food, transportation, cell phones, art supplies to make up posters and signs, traffic fines (running red light), and other expenses.

Only in America are staff members of non-profit political groups — all Marxist — reimbursed for their salaries for taking time away from their jobs to protest/riot/loot.

Isn’t America just grand?

Nickarama reports for Weasel Zippers, May 19, 2015, that we now have evidence that two groups funded by George Soros, MORE and OBS, advertised money for people willing to travel to protest in Ferguson. The groups are:

  1. Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE)
  2. Organization for Black Struggle (OBS)

The evidence that Soros-backed groups pay people to protest consists of two:

1. A tweet:

Note: @organizemo is the twitter account of MORE

 Ferguson tweet2. A list of names and organizations to whom M.O.R.E. paid money:

On May 14, 2015, protesters protested that they hadn’t received their checks from MORE (read about it here). So MORE distributed a list detailing who was paid to protest in Ferguson, Missouri and Selma, Alabama.

Here are 3 photos of the list, followed by my painstaking reconstruction of the list in a more legible format.

↓ Click photos to enlarge ↓

Ferguson list1Ferguson list2Ferguson list3

Here’s my reconstruction of the list in the photos in a more legible format. Note that:

  • Ferguson October = Ferguson protests in October 2014
  • Selma = Protests in Selma, Alabama
  • Jobs With Justice is a non-profit organization for “workers’ rights” based in Washington, D.C.
  • World Community Center is a non-profit “for peace” group in St. Louis, also called Nation Builder.
  • Black Souljaz is a social network group.
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance is a non-profit for domestic workers’ (mainly women) rights.
  • Action Council is a non-profit “to address the reduction in government funding for health and human services for low-income and vulnerable people.”
  • People’s Institute is a non-profit “on understanding what racism is.”
  • Latinos en Axion is “a community leaders group.”
  • I can’t find what these groups are: NVDA, MAU, Freedom Fighters, MASK.
Date Person/Group Amount Purpose
8/18/2014 Darien Wigfall $100 Ferguson October art supplies
9/15/2014 Wisdom Works $239 Ferguson October website
10/6/2014 Adam Jones $2,711.50 Ferguson October tshirts
10/6/2014 Derek Laney $1,000 Ferguson October art supplies
10/9/2014 John Chasnoff $225 Ferguson October permits
10/9/2014 John Chasnoff $1,242 Ferguson October permits
10/6/2014 Production Support Services $2,193.25 Ferguson October march tech
10/9/2014 Juliette Jacobs $200 Ferguson October walkie talkies
10/7/2014 Adam Jones $671.50 Ferguson October tshirts
10/10/2014 Hi-Tech Copy $890.63 Ferguson October copies
10/11/2014 Fed Ex $433.83 Ferguson October banner
10/9/2014 Jobs With Justice $2,702.68 Ferguson October van rentals
10/14/2014 St. Louis A/V Company $911.42 Ferguson October a/v
9/18/2014 World Community Center $500 Movement space usage
10/22/2014 Karl Kumodzi $200 Ferguson October gas cards
10/18/2014 Public Policy & Education Fund of NY $2,856 Staff salary reimbursement
10/1/2014 MO Dept of Revenue $66.15 fines for CN1 bank account
11/3/2014 CWA Local 6355 $1,005.19 Ferguson October (vans)
11/5/2014 Shona Clarkson $184.24 Ferguson October (megaphones)
11/18/2014 Jeff Ordower $10,717 Ferguson October reimbursements
11/18/2014 Kathy Peterson $1,914.69 Ferguson October supplies
11/18/2014 Tia Byrd $52.33 Ferguson October copies
11/20/2014 Harry Alper $119.53 Ferguson October supplies
11/21/2014 Damon Davis $300 Art supplies
11/24/2014 Kayla Reed $2,000 Youth stipends, food, etc.
11/24/2014 Julia Ho $31.07 NVDA training food
11/28/2014 Jeff Ordower $10,000 Ferguson October reimbursements
11/28/2014 Tia Byrd $82.90 NVDA training supplies
12/3/2014 Emily Bland $132 Ferguson October parking
12/5/2014 Maurice Weeks $224.88 Ferguson October supplies
12/5/2014 Ashley Yates on behalf of MAU $3,129 Online donations for MAU
12/9/2014 Harry Alper $169.50 Supplies for non-indictment
12/9/2014 Damon Davis $200 Art supplies
12/10/2014 Jeffery Hill on behalf of Black Souljaz $500 Online donations
12/10/2014 Maryam Adrangi $173.63 Ferguson October art supplies
12/10/2014 Public Policy Education Fund for NY $6,882.44 staff salary reimbursement
12/12/2014 Brandon Sneed (formerly of Tribe X) $500 Online donations
12/12/2014 Arielle Klagsbrun $203.53 NVDA training supplies
12/12/2014 Beverly Jones $114.63 Supplies for non-indictment
12/15/2014 Michael Bowersox $444.39 Non-indictment food
12/15/2014 National Domestic Workers Alliance $1,099.13 Cell phones for Ferguson October
12/15/2014 Harry Shelton $70 Gas for Ferguson October
12/15/2014 Charles Murphy $170 Video services for Ferguson October
12/15/2014 Brittany Ferrell $3,544 Online donations for MAU
12/17/2014 Jeanina Jenkins $600 Freedom Fighters donations
12/17/2014 Autumn Osborn $250 Freedom Fighters donations
12/18/2014 MORE $52,815.48 Debt repayment for Ferguson October
12/18/2014 MO Jobs For Justice $30 Red light camera charges
12/18/2014 Brittany Ferrell on behalf of MAU $7,536 Online donations
12/18/2014 Julia Ho $230.75 NVDA training supplies
12/18/2014 Lisa Fithian $1,127.72 Visit expenses
12/18/2014 Beverly Jones $320.22 Supplies for non-indictment
12/18/2014 Jeff Ordower $905 Nationbuilder, canvassing reimbursement
12/18/2014 Derek Laney $25 NVDA training supplies
12/18/2014 Julia Ho $190.67 NVDA training supplies
12/18/2014 Arielle Klagsbrun $487.39 NVDA training supplies
12/18/2014 Cathy Daniels $300 Supplies for non-indictment
12/18/2014 Public Policy & Education Fund of NY $5,692.44 Staff salary reimbursement
12/12/2014 Shona Clarkson $361.15 Supplies for non-indictment
1/16/2015 Yvette Harris for MASK $53.15 Supplies for MASK
1/16/2015 Julia Ho $45 Action Council food
12/15/2014 Aaron Stables $459.95 Ferguson October bullhorns
1/15/2015 Jeff Ordower $6,708.53 Reimbursements for Ferguson October
2/3/2015 Brittany Ferrell on behalf of MAU $4,799.85 From CN1
2/3/2015 Hands Up United $3,000 Online donations for Hands Up
2/3/2015 Menta Jackson $350 ?
2/3/2015 Julia Ho $42 Action Council food
2/6/2015 Nabeeha Azeez $300 Selma Travel Expenses
2/6/2015 Ned Alexander $300 Selma Travel Expenses
2/6/2015 Emanuel Jones $300 Selma Travel Expenses
2/6/2015 Elizabeth Vega $642.89 Art build receipts august 9-feb 9
3/9/2015 Cathy Daniels $600 People’s Institute catering
3/9/2015 HJ Rodgers $1,000 Travel stipend
3/9/2015 Dasha Jones $300 Selma travel expenses
3/16/2014 Ashley Yates on behalf of MAU $2,032.14 Online donations for MAU
3/17/2015 Yvette Harris for MASK $2,000 DC trip
3/19/2015 Cathy Daniels $545 People’s Institute catering
3/20/2015 Tony Rice $145 People’s Institute catering
3/23/2015 Latinos en Axion $800 S Jefferson place
3/26/2015 Sana Rankin-Cole $200 People’s Institute catering
4/2/2015 Cathy Daniels $600 Reconciliation dinner
4/20/2015 Marcia Curtis $66.01 Activist supplies

Is paying people to protest and riot not a conspiracy?

And to think we are constantly being derided by the media for being “conspiracy theorist” tinfoil hatters.

See also:

H/t Barry Soetoro, Esq., for the tip on the protesters protesting not having received their money.

~Éowyn

Editor of The Economist explains meaning of 2015 cover illustration

Please read Dr. Eowyn’s article on the same subject: 
Rothschild-owned The Economist’s 2015 cover full of unsettling symbols

economist_magazine_jan2015The following is excerpted from a YourNewsWire.com article attempting to find some clarity on the very strange cover art. I did a search for the name of the illustrator of the cover art, and was very surprised to read there was no illustrator. The cover, they say, was created by a committee. This would explain the shameless borrowing of the Beatles album cover theme.

I have removed the theories expressed on VigilantCitizen.com, and show only the explanation given by The Economist’s editor. 

So here is The Economist’s explanation of the cover. ~TD 


Controversial Economist 2015 Cover Illustration Explained!

By Salli LaBelle Platt and Jacqui Deevoy

There’s been much controversy over the meaning of The Economist’s new year cover. YourNewsWire speaks to Editor Daniel Franklin about what those images actually mean…


BLACK & WHITE FACES

economist-2015-response

Daniel Franklin, Editor of The Economist says: “The black & white versus the colour faces was a decision based purely on the strength of the design. There is no differentiation with the people featured in colour or not – it’s merely a way of representing a bunch of relevant folk in order that this be a stronger front cover.”


TWO FACED GLOBE

two-faced-globe

Daniel Franklin says: “Represents the rise of Nationalism and how it may be a world of conflict with regard to agreements. Many nations involved, some places angry, unsettled, others less so. The two faces of the moon disagreeing with itself as depicted on different sides. The article it refers to is called ‘Nationalism is Back’ and can be found in the International Section.”


DRONE

drone

Daniel Franklin says: “The drone is relevant to the US Section, where there is an article on the Fed Aviation Society who are set to announce the rules this Autumn on the regulations on Drone use in America. (To be found in the US Section).”


ROCKET

rocketDaniel Franklin says: “’New Horizons’ space probe which will be flying by Pluto in 2015 (the article on this is on page 137 of the UK edition of the magazine). However, at the last minute, after the cover had gone to press, they decided to use an illustration for that story showing the distance New Horizons had travelled to Pluto, which is why you won’t find the picture inside the magazine.”


NUCLEAR MUSHROOM CLOUD

mushroom

Daniel Franklin says: “The mushroom cloud relates to the story on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty yearly review conference, set to take place in New York – article to be found in the ‘International’ Section.”


PIGGY BANK

piggy-bank

Daniel Franklin says: “The piggy bank flying from David Cameron’s chest
 relates to the article on how small banks should do well this year.”


SPIDERMAN

spiderman

Daniel Franklin says: “This iIllustration relates to the article on Hollywood 2015. ‘Lights, Camera, Fraction’, focusing on the downward spiral of wages and superhero movies being very popular whilst implying it’s less important as to who is behind the mask – i.e. a cheaper actor/actress would be used as opposed to the Celebrity A class. (Page 124, UK version).”


LEONARDO DA VINCI PAINTING

da-vinci

Daniel Franklin says: “The New Abu Dhabi LOUVRE Museum set to open this year. Apparently, the painting in the cover illustration may be one of the debut masterpieces loaned for the opening exhibition of this venue. (See feature in the Books & Arts section.)


ALICE IN WONDERLAND and THE CHESHIRE CAT

alice

cheshire

Daniel Franklin says: “It’s the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. No particular reason for this part of the story to be depicted other than it is recognisable as such. The pile of dirt is actually a pile of sand and relates to the article on Abu Dhabi museum.” (See above.)


ARROWS WITH NUMBERS

arrows

Daniel Franklin says: “The arrows are taken from the graphic illustrating the story of China’s economy “The numbers to watch” and are Chinese ‘targets’. As it happens, the numbers on the graphic were adjusted in the fact-checking process after the cover went to press.”


CRICKET BALL

cricket

Daniel Franklin says: “We featured a white cricket ball because cricket world cup played with a white ball. There is the rugby world cup and the women’s football world cup all this year.”


GHOST with HOLIDAY BROCHURE

ghost

Daniel Franklin says: “This is all about predictive programming on your mobile/handheld devices. The phone could tell you when you are on holiday and support your lifestyle ~ helpful but at the same time arguably a little creepy, hence the ghoul image use.”


TURTLE

turtle

Daniel Franklin says: “Lonesome George” the famous turtle who died in 2012 is to be returned to the Galápagos Islands this year. The story on this appear in the ‘Events’ section. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonesome_George


SUMO WRESTLER WITH A BIG BATTERY

sumo

Daniel Franklin says: “Japan’s biggest battery for storage has been produced – for excessive solar and wind power. (There’s an article on this in the ‘Asia’ section).”


PANDA IN SPEEDOS

panda

Daniel Franklin says: “Represents Chinese Politics – ever more muscle.”


PIED PIPER

piper2

Daniel Franklin says: “The illustration of the Pied Piper depicts the story where the rats are being eradicated from the Island of St Georgia. 20th Century Whalers set up bases on the Island and escaped rats caused chaos to it’s ecosystem. (‘Science’ section).”


BOY WITH TOY PLANE

boy

Daniel Franklin says: “This part of the illustration relates to the drone illustration with regards to the FSA. Both the little boy with the plane and the helicopter are from the illustration that accompanies the piece on drones (on page 60 of the magazine).”


PANIC GAME

panic

Daniel Franklin says: “Where might you find the financial crisis? EURO – FED RESERVE & CHINA. (Finance Section).”


BOY WITH NOODLES

boy-noodles

Daniel Franklin says: “There’s an article in the Chinese Section that reports on the growing fussiness of Chinese consumers. This image illustrates that article.”


ASIAN MASKED OFFICER

asian-masked-officer

Daniel Franklin says: “This illustrates an article on pollution that relates to the Paris, December meeting.


LANDROVER DEFENDER

land-rover

Daniel Franklin says: “This illustrates an article that reports on the ceasing of production with the LandRover Defender.”

– See whole article at: http://yournewswire.com/controversial-economist-2015-cover-illustration-explained/#sthash.hmSGoIhY.dpuf


There you have it, straight from the horse’s mouth. 

Now if you will excuse me, I have to talk to somebody who told me there’s a great bargain to be had on the purchase of a bridge in New York! 

Please read Dr. Eowyn’s article on the same subject:
Rothschild-owned The Economist’s 2015 cover full of unsettling symbols

Secret underground bunker for spooks in Virginia mountain

The U.S. federal government has a public budget and a secret budget. The latter is called a black budget — a budget that is classified, i.e., not disclosed publicly on the grounds of “national security.”

The Department of Defense (DOD) has a black budget it uses to fund black projects. According to the New York Times, that budget nearly doubled in the Bush years to $32 billion, which was more than the combined budgets of the Food and Drug Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

If you think $32 billion is bad, wait till you see what the DOD’s black budget is under Obama. From 2008’s $32 billion, it increased to $50 billion in 2009 and $52.8 billion in 2012, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden. Just last month, James Rosen of McClatchyDC reported that the Pentagon can’t account for $1.3 billion that was shipped to force commanders in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2014 for critical reconstruction projects. But the missing $1.3 billion is part of the DOD’s public budget, so you can imagine what might be “missing” from the DOD’s secret or black budget.

The government’s black budget presumably is used for expenses related to military research, covert operations, and other hush-hush secret projects, including the construction and maintenance of bunkers and shelters. In the event of a national disaster or catastrophe, the federal government already has plans in place to shelter the élite in those bunkers. Just don’t tell We the little People about that.

As an example, when the planes struck New York’s twin towers on September 11, 2001, then President George W. Bush was whisked from an elementary School in Sarasota, Florida (where he was visiting) to Air Force One, which flew him first to a secret and secure place on Barksdale Air Force base near Shreveport, Louisiana, then to Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska to the US Strategic Command Underground Command Center, where he was taken into an underground bunker designed to withstand a nuclear blast.

Secret Service agents had also burst into Vice President Cheney’s White House office, carried him under his arms and down the steps into the White House basement and through a long tunnel into an underground bunker. (Source)

Recall that in 2011, I reported on a mysterious massive construction project going on in the grounds of the White House, shielded from the public eye. The official word was that the construction was a 3-year “infrastructure” project to upgrade and lay down pipes and wires, at an estimated cost of $375 million. (See “About That Top-Secret $97M White House Construction Project“)

Then there is the secret underground base below the Denver International Airport, the existence of which was confirmed by a DIA (Defense Intelligency Agency) whistleblower in 2014.

This post is about an underground bunker for spooks (aka national intelligence service) in Peters Mountain, north of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Peters Mountain, VA

Below are excerpts from William M. Arkin’s “The Secret Mountain Our Spies Will Hide In When Washington Is Destroyed,” via ZeroHedge, May 2, 2015. underground bunker north of Charlottesville, Virginia.

The bunker’s purpose is completely secret, though I was easily able to verify that it has been expanded and spiffed up in the years since 9/11 at a cost of tens of millions of dollars [… for] Officialdom evacuating from disorderly and disobedient America before the citizenry catches up or catches on. Countless billions have been spent on this endeavor over the years, a secret orgy of preparedness going on behind the scenes, one that ensures Washington can defend itself, take care of its own, and survive no matter what.

Its called continuity of government, and it’s been refined over the years to anticipate foreign invasion, nuclear war, catastrophic accident, rioting and citizen unrest, an electromagnetic pulse above the capital, a catastrophic failure of critical infrastructure, a malicious hacking of the electrical grid, terrorist attack, hurricanes and earthquakes, an asteroid from space—you name it. The spigot opened after 9/11, gushing tax dollars into this subterranean world of never again, but just in case. If our all-seeing, all-knowing national security establishment fails…well, the White House and the Generals and the Departments large and small all have plans to depart the capital city and recover.

But what about the spies? […] they, too, needed their own continuity operation. That’s right: the very people who will fail to predict the Big One will need somewhere to go and keep writing their reports. […] their classified alternate facility, which sources say is in Albemarle County in central Virginia.

There is really only one candidate—a mysterious facility atop Peters Mountain, roughly 16 miles east of Charlottesville—and it’s undergone a $61 million plus renovation since 2007.

For decades, there’s been speculation about just what Peters Mountain is, this Cold War artifact on the outskirts of Washington, part of a string of “hardened” communications nodes built to survive nuclear war in the 1950s. It’s a favorite of internet conspiracy types, but no one seems to know what it is, other than the fact that the land it’s on is officially owned by AT&T. And if that’s not clear, there’s an AT&T logo newly installed on the top of the mountain itself, a helicopter pad built for this don’t-pay-attention-to-us blank spot on the map. […]

Peters MountainNote the huge AT&T logo, top left

I went down a rabbit’s hole of research trying to confirm that this indeed is an intelligence community bunker, scouring the records of Albemarle County and pulling the planning, construction and tax records for the land parcel, which is indeed described as belonging to AT&T, though it is listed as “vacant residential land” of no value. […]

The building permits that have been submitted to the county since 2007— B200701545AC dated 07/03/07; B201302542ATWR dated 10/29/13; and B201402314AC dated 11/12/14 — amount to $61,124,583.00 in interior and exterior alterations, including the building of that helicopter pad, a new bunker entrance, “alteration to interior spaces,” and installation of two new satellite dishes.

So this vacant residential land of no value, which has seen tens of millions of dollars in construction activity, is obviously something other than its cover. The county itself, in its useful GIS property viewer, shows the “vacant” residential land clearly houses several buildings.

The two large structures on top of the mountain, to the left of the helicopter pad, are assumed to be vent stacks and hardened power and communications antennae. Two satellite dishes added after 9/11 are also now apparent, suggesting autonomous and enduring communications.

Peters Mountain2

Nothing in the federal budget or in the county records suggests any government occupation […] or the intelligence community. […] sources who have worked for the DNI and its continuity activity […] describe the national Warning, Alert, and Mobilization System (WAMS) which would alert a select group of civilian executives from across the intelligence community to deploy to the bunker. […]

We sent a Gawker scout out to look at Peters Mountain Road this morning, to see if indeed there were men with guns and U.S. government insignia warning hikers to stay clear.

Road into Peters Mountain

“Road closed” to him meant road closed, and he declined to drive further. County maps do not show the road as being closed or restricted in any way […] the prerogative of those who live in the shadows. […]

The bunker is built. It’s regularly exercised. It’s ready to go, joining Mount Weather and Raven Rock and the Olney bunkers that dot the west, north, and east of the capital. As the government —and now the intelligence community—button-up to protect themselves during a disaster, the helicopter pilots and drivers and the guards and the rest of the unchosen (even those who work for the same organizations) are supposed to just stay outside, always a scenario I find difficult to imagine. How would this exactly work, this glorious evacuation of a select few? “Honey I’m off to a secret mountain to survive Armageddon, good luck?”

And as for the local officials and people of Charlottesville, huddled in darkness without electricity, staring up at the blue-lit mountain glowing in the night on generator power? Well, they will just have to wait for the report to be written that it’s all clear, or for the one that says it’s all over, in which case Peters Mountain will be a lonely island, prepared for a future of nothingness. And there’s a report on that too, required to be submitted every 12 hours: It’s called the IC Health and Status report—health and status of the intelligence community, that is.

~Éowyn

Add one more name to the dead pool…

Add the name, Peter Schweizer, to the death watch list

Andrew Breitbart, Joan Rivers, Loretta Fuddy, Michael Hastings, Ron Johnson, Vince Foster…

President Lucifer and the Clintons have some things in common. People who become inconvenient to them have a tendency to die.


clintoncash

The author of a book hammering Hillary Clinton says he now has full-time security

by COLIN CAMPBELL

The author of a controversial new book about Bill and Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that he has arranged full-time security for himself.

Asked during a Bloomberg interview if he received any death threats over his controversial book, “Clinton Cash,” Peter Schweizer would only say he has “security.”

“I’ll just say we have security. And that security is not something that just came because we decided to have security. And we’ll just leave it at that,” he said.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/clinton-cash-peter-schweizer-security-2015-4#ixzz3Yo5hqbko


Clintons’ Dead Pool

http://www.freewebs.com/jeffhead/liberty/liberty/bdycount.txt

Click the link above to check out the incredibly long list of suspicious deaths connected to the Clintons. I’ve removed the list out of mercy to the readers, but if you have time to spare, this will shock you.


Obama’s ‘Dead Pool’

http://www.nachumlist.com/deadpool.htm

Click the link above to check out the incredibly long list of suspicious deaths connected to Obama. I’ve removed the list out of mercy to the readers, but if you have time to spare, this will shock you.


Conclusion: Peter Schweizer needs to pray Psalm 91 daily.