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“Crisis Actors” Alison Parker and Adam Ward

Originally posted on Memory Hole:

The “journalistic” duo were prone to elaborate get-ups and antics both on and off the air –  UK paper says

Photographs obtained from the social media accounts of slain reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward posted by the Daily Mail on August 26 indicate the pair greatly enjoyed dressing up at work and play. At one point they are even photographed in a dressing room preparing “fake injuries” as combination crisis actor/reporters.

“The reporter and cameraman shared this photo of them being painted with fake injuries for a news segment,” the Mail remarks.

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The Empty Pickle Jar: A Lesson on Life

h/t Laura

DCG

Bastard Child of Skynet Brutally Murdered in Philadelphia

HitchBOT in Boston during happier traveling days. COURTESY OF MEAGHAN CARROCCI

HitchBOT in Boston during happier traveling days. COURTESY OF MEAGHAN CARROCCI

Via Philly.com:

Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015, 11:57 AM

Update: TORONTO (AP) – The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life.

HitchBOT’s co-creators Frauke Zeller and David Smith said Monday that they’ve been overwhelmed with support and offers to revive the robot since it was vandalized beyond repair on the streets of Philadelphia on Saturday and they are considering rebuilding it.

The robot was on a hitchhiking, social experiment adventure in the U.S. after trekking across Canada and parts of Europe last year. Strangers helped hitchBOT travel from place to place while checking items off its bucket list.

The robot was designed to traverse continents on the kindness of strangers and could toss out factoids and carry on limited conversation.​

Earlier story:

POLICE have little information about a four-faced robotic Canadian hitchhiker last seen intact near Old City’s Elfreth’s Alley before he was found beheaded, his torn-off arms at his side.

“I just think someone saw it, probably came out of a bar and was drunk and beat the crap out of it,” Philadelphia Police Detective Joe Murray told the Daily News yesterday. “Leaving it in Old City on a Saturday night is probably the worst idea ever. Anything could happen.”

Murray was speaking about hitchBOT, a “social experiment” from roboticists at Ryerson University, in Toronto, who didn’t quite receive the “brotherly love and sisterly affection” our town is known for.

He had an Android-tablet brain and stuck out his opposable thumb to encourage folks to pick him up, using a built-in camera to see and a microphone to hear, according to a Ryerson website set up for him.

“Oh, dear, my body was damaged, but I live on back home and with all my friends,” hitchBOT, who apparently did not realize that he’d been decapitated, posted Saturday on Facebook after the violent incident. “I guess sometimes bad things happen to good robots! My trip must come to an end for now, but my love for humans will never fade. Thank you to all my friends.”

You will find the rest of the story here.

-Dave

NYT Jumps Down the Rabbit Hole

Below is an article I found via Yahoo News. While the substance of the article may be important, I wanted to share the hypocrisy  of my “favorite” news outlet-

Chicago (AFP) – The jailhouse death of a black woman imprisoned after allegedly getting combative during a traffic stop in rural Texas has raised suspicions amid heightened racial tensions in the United States.

Prosecutors said Monday they plan to release a security camera video that shows nobody entered or left the cell of Sandra Bland, 28, before her body was discovered in what authorities said was an apparent suicide.

But, with tensions inflamed in the wake of a series of high-profile cases of black men being killed by police in disputed circumstances, many people wouldn’t trust any official account of the incident.

“It is right to resist simple explanations for extraordinary events,” New York Times columnist Charles Blow wrote.

“Indeed, because state violence echoes through the African-American experience in this country, it is even understandable if black people might occasionally experience a sort of ‘Phantom Lynching Syndrome.'”

A video of Bland’s arrest — that shows her pinned to the ground after being pulled over for failing to signal a lane change — helped fuel suspicions that something nefarious may have happened.

WOAHHH?!?!

What was it that Charles Blow said?

“It is right to resist simple explanations for extraordinary events,” New York Times columnist Charles Blow wrote.

Really, it is right? Or is it only a right when the left has an agenda to fulfill? Below I have put a few of the MANY articles I found in which not only does NYT deny any sort of conspiracy, they deem those who do not accept spoon-fed inconsistencies as a danger to societal function.

If you want, feel free to paste your favorite NYT anti-conspiracy memory in the comments below.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/05/magazine/a-theory-of-conspiracy-theories.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/07/us/conspiracy-theories-over-jade-helm-get-some-traction-in-texas.html?_r=0

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/sunday-review/the-ebola-conspiracy-theories.html

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/01/04/are-conspiracy-theories-all-bad-17/the-negative-social-impact-of-conspiracy-theories

Hat Tip to YAHOO news for the article, which can be found at the link below.

http://news.yahoo.com/jailhouse-death-us-black-woman-stirs-suspicions-031450701.html;_ylt=AwrC1C4.PK5VO1oAV5HQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTByMHZ0NG9yBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwM3BHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg

SITE Intelligence Now Wagging Chattanooga Shooting Doggie

Originally posted on Memory Hole:

islamic-state-studio-foley-comparison The video obtained from a McCain staffer by Cyber Berkut appears to match the ISIS-produced James Foley execution video. Senator McCain has well-known ties to such Islamic fundamentalist groups.

News reports of the July 16 shootings in Chattanooga Tennessee already provide some curious features that warrant close scrutiny. Perhaps unsurprisingly, complete oversight of the shooting investigation has been turned over to the FBI. Also, the Israeli-linked SITE Intelligence Group is involved in providing the news frame for alleged shooter Muhammed Youssef Abdulazeez.

For over a decade now the FBI has been busy creating phony terror events throughout the US to provide the semblance of a discernible enemy in the “war on terror,” as investigative reporter Trevor Aaronson has documented. This has proven immensely lucrative for the Western military-intelligence-media complex.

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The Night Watchman

From a friend who makes a great point. A but redundant, but an interesting perspective…

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert.

Congress said, “Someone may steal from it at night.”   So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, “How does the watchman do his job without instruction?”

So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.

Then Congress said, “How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?”

So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One was to do the studies and one was to write the reports.

Then Congress said, “How are these people going to get paid?”

So they created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer then hired two people.

Then Congress said, “Who will be accountable for all of these people?”

So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then Congress said, “We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cut back.”

So they laid-off the night watchman.

NOW slowly, let it sink in.

Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter. Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY during the Carter administration?

Anybody?

Anything?

No?

Didn’t think so!

Bottom line is, we’ve spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency, the reason for which very few people who read this can remember!

Ready??

It was very simple… and at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.

The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977, TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.

Hey, pretty efficient, huh???

AND NOW IT’S 2015 — 38 YEARS LATER — AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS “NECESSARY” DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. IT HAS 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES; AND LOOK AT THE JOB IT HAS DONE!

(THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY, “WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?”)

38 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports. Today 72% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.

Ah, yes — good old Federal bureaucracy.

NOW, WE HAVE TURNED OVER THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?

Hello!! Anybody Home?

Sincerely,

The Night Watchman

Thanks to Adam T for the great forward!

Cry Havoc, And Let Slip the (devil)Dogs of War

Cry Havoc, and Let Slip the (devil)Dogs of War

Why ISIS Tactics are Effective in the Middle East

For the last 3 years, the JV team in the middle east has reigned death, destruction, and devastation over countless countries. We have seen terror attacks carried out on 5 of the 7 continents on our planet, and yet the most developed countries in the world do nothing to stop the surge. To think that we cannot locate these “Caliphs,” or leaders, inside Iraq and Syria is so preposterous it actually makes my blood pressure rise. Remember, these leaders are not the supposed Osama bin Laden hiding in a cave, but instead building hotels and resorts. They are visiting captured cities and holding parades through Ramadi. I can only ask myself, why have we not hosted a front against ISIS?

Knowing that the United States Armed Forces are empowered by 100% volunteers, I have yet to run across military members that are against pummeling ISIS back to the 7th century which they emerged. The ISIS militants are on a victory high, crazy for blood and supposedly afraid of nothing. They are used to winning, and used to slaughtering the innocent men, women and children when the unorganized, outgunned and untrained soldiers retreat.

The reason ISIS has been so successful is simple. They are armed with modern, western weapons. They are unified for the first time since the crusades. They have yet to fight a disciplined military. They have adequate funding and growing support of the locals. They think they cannot be defeated.

ISIS has become so bold, they now have matching uniforms. They think themselves a member of the caliphate and fight carrying battle flags (If you call slaughtering teens fighting). How devastated would the ISIS militants be if a battalion of Marines and a Brigade of soldiers, armed with air cover and armor rolled through Ramadi like Falujah in 2004? (http://abcnews.go.com/International/terrible-day-isis-claims-iraqi-city-ramadi/story?id=31109881) and (https://www.mca-marines.org/leatherneck/bookreview/operation-phantom-fury-assault-and-capture-fallujah-iraq)

Most people have forgotten that in Desert Storm, Saddam Hussein had the world’s third largest army, and the feared Republican Guard was revered much like the ISIS militants are today. It took 90 hours before Saddam Hussein surrendered his 100,000 troops.

Yet once again, I come home to find Barrack Hussein Obama stating we will not engage ISIS. We will continue to bomb huts and hills, ignoring the 1 mile parades of armor and tanks. We will continue to let the Christians be slaughtered, the Kurds be raped, and the Iranians claim more and more of Iraq. Until we PUT BOOTS ON THE GROUND, and take the fight out of these heathens, ISIS will continue to grow on every continent. Let the MARINES loose! Let the Army loose! Let the Air Force Fly! We are ready. ISIS is not.