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Berkeley tree-huggers go naked

A group of Berkeleyans fulfilled every stereotype of the woo-woo Left by hugging eucalyptus trees with their clothes off, to protest a proposed tree-clearing program to prevent wildfire.

Tracey Taylor reports for Berkeleyside that an estimated 50-75 people took part in a staged protest on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at a eucalyptus grove on the UC Berkeley campus, many of them stripping naked in doing so, to make clear their opposition to a proposed FEMA-funded tree-clearing program in the East Bay hills.

The event was orchestrated by the Tree Spirit Project whose mission is “to raise awareness of the critical role trees play in our lives, both globally and personally.” Jack Gescheidt, who founded the project, does this partly by taking fine-art photographs of people, often naked, communing with trees and nature.

On Saturday, at around 10 a.m., Gescheidt came to an area of the Cal campus with a six-man crew, according to Ted Friedman who took the photographs published here. Gescheidt gave a “stirring talk” defending the eucalyptus trees, which he said have been wrongly identified as a fire risk. He then directed the volunteers who had shown up to pose artfully against the large trees. Then many of the volunteers stripped off and resumed their poses for photographs to be taken. The shoot took about two hours.

Eye Bleach Alert!

What’s seen can never  be unseen!

You were warned. So if you choose to proceed, don’t complain later.




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The Federal Emergency Management Agency in March allocated $5.7 million to the California Office of Emergency Services to remove eucalyptus trees as part of fire hazard abatement in Claremont Canyon — scene of a devastating wildfire in 1991 — and other nearby areas, such as Tilden Park and Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve. The funds will be distributed to UC Berkeley, the city of Oakland, and the East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD).

The fire that took hold on Oct. 20, 1991 spread across 1,520 acres, incinerating more than 3,300 homes at an average rate of 11 seconds each and, ultimately, injuring 150 people and leaving 25 dead.

The Tree Spirit Project has joined other campaigners who oppose what they say is unnecessary and harmful “clear-cutting.” The Hills Conservation Network (HCN) group is suing FEMA in federal court. It says the clearing of trees will increase rather than decrease fire danger by turning fire-resistant living trees into dead wood left onsite. It is also protesting the potential use of the herbicide Glyphosate, commercially known as Round Up, on the remaining tree stumps after the clearing.

However, another group of hills residents opposes the FEMA decision for the opposite reason: they say the fire mitigation plan doesn’t go far enough. The Claremont Canyon Conservancy (CCC) supports complete eradication. Jon Kaufman, stewardship coordinator of the 500-strong group, said earlier this year: “The problem today is eucalyptuses crowd out native trees, leaving a dense eucalyptus forest with oaks and bays underneath, starved for sunlight.”

Why is it that only the Left protest by going naked? Is it exhibitionism, which they fancifully rationalize as their bold “subversion” of “middle-class” American culture? See:


What is Obsidian, the company that allegedly “wrote the script” for Sandy Hook?

In an interview with Alex Jones, school shooting consultant and former state trooper Wolfgang Halbig claims that Obsidian, a company in Washington D.C., “wrote the script” for the fake Sandy Hook school massacre of December 14, 2012. (See “Sandy Hook massacre was a “contrived event,” says former state trooper Wolfgang Halbig”)

 H/t “Barry Soetoro, Esq.”

I don’t know how Halbig came to this conclusion, nor do I know if Obsidian indeed is the script writer and orchestrator of Sandy Hoax. But this is what I found out about Obsidian.


Obsidian Analysis Inc.

  • ranks #217 in the 2014 Inc. 500 listing
  • 5th-fastest growing private company in the District of Columbia
  • Although Obsidian Analysis Inc. is among the Inc. 500, curiously Wikipedia does not have an entry on this company.

Meaning of Obsidian

The dictionary says the word “obsidian” has only one meaning. It is a noun for a hard, dark (black or blackish green in color), opaque, glasslike volcanic rock formed by the rapid solidification of lava without crystallization.


Note the black pyramidal shape in place of the letter A.

Obsidian logo

Here’s a picture on Obsidian’s website making clear its corporate symbol is a black pyramid. The pyramid has occult Illuminati associations.



Just as I was thinking that what’s missing in the pyramid is the single eye — also an Illuminati Masonic symbol — here’s the eye! Obsidian Analysis Inc. is located on Eye St. in D.C.! You can’t make this stuff up.

1776 Eye St NW 4th Floor | Washington DC 20006 | p: 202.459.0500 | info@obsidiandc.com

I’ve been to Washington, D.C., at least 5 times, but I don’t recall there being an Eye St. So I searched for “1776 Eye St. NW, Washington DC 20006” on Google Map, and just I had suspected, there is no Eye St., but there is an I St.

Here’s a screenshot I took from Google Map (note Obsidian’s proximity to the White House, a mere 2 blocks away!):

Obsidian on Google Map

Now ask yourself this question:

Why would Obsidian Analysis Inc. present its address on its website as 1776 Eye St., instead of 1776 I St.?

What is Obsidian Analysis Inc.?

Obisdian says its clients are government (U.S.) and private sector. Obsidian describes itself as:

Obsidian Analysis provides superior management consulting services to decision makers across the full range of security and resilience domains. Our capabilities cover the entire life-cycle of decision making – from analysis and assessment; to planning; to course of action development; to incident operations; to evaluation; to training and exercising; as well as to stakeholder outreach and engagement.

This is interesting — “Exercise, Training, and Education“:

Obsidian Analysis provides expert, professional, and relevant exercises, training, and education to clients in both the government and the private sector. Obsidian supports and develops high-impact crisis simulations and exercises across a variety of security and resilience challenges: including Cybersecurity, natural hazards, terrorist attacks, as well; as climate adaptation. Obsidian applies a rigorous methodology to help organizations test plans, evaluate capabilities, and assess relationships among key partners and stakeholders. Obsidian has developed, executed, and evaluated 155 crisis simulations and exercises from the local level through the Federal Cabinet, including the President of the United States.

Obsidian Analysis plans, directs, and coordinates Training and Education programs that enhance the knowledge and skills of our clients’ workforces. By rigorously assessing training and education needs, Obsidian training and education programs focus resources on building the most relevant and mission-critical knowledge and skills.

Obsidian’s Leadership Team

Many of what Obsidian calls its “leadership team” of 20 (16 men, 4 women) formerly worked for BAE Systems (formerly Detica and DFI Government Services) and/or some agency of the federal government, typically DHS, NSA, or FEMA. Below are the 3 top leaders.

Note: BAE Systems is a British multinational defense, security and aerospace company headquartered in London, with operations worldwide. It is among the world’s largest defense contractors — the second-largest based on applicable 2012 revenues.Its largest operations are in the United Kingdom and United States, where its BAE Systems Inc. subsidiary is one of the six largest suppliers to the US Department of Defense.

Kevin O'Prey1. Kevin P. O’Prey, Ph.D.: Co-founder, chairman & president of Obsidian. Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A. in International Relations from Grinnell College. Author of several books on international security; formerly a fellow at the Brookings Institution, Managing Partner of the Palisades Group, and President of DFI Government Services.

matthew-travis2. Matthew Travis: Co-founder and executive VP of Obsidian. Former president of Detica, Inc. (formerly DFI International). A former naval officer, Mr. Travis served as engineering officer aboard USS CARR (FFG 52) and as White House Liaison to the Secretary of the Navy. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Travis also earned a Master’s Degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and an Executive Education Certificate from Harvard Business School.

Jason McNamara3. Jason McNamara: VP of Obsidian. Former chief-of-staff of FEMA. B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from Johns Hopkins University; M.A. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from University of Delaware.

For all the posts FOTM has published on Sandy Hoax, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.


Before Sandy Hook -You Are Cordially Invited to Participate in a School Shooting, Parental Consent Required

This was originally posted on March 3, 2011.  With all the focus on Sandy Hook, it cannot be overlooked.  ~LTG

school shooting handout

I got an  email about Homeland Security and and FEMA shenanigans in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. 

It sounded goofy— a mock school shooting to be staged on March 26th, 2011.  The email stated that,  “The premise of the mock shooting has been changed to suggest that a student, whose parents oppose illegal immigration comes to school with a gun and shoots a Latino Student”  The link provided in the email did not work.  I did my own search and found two links that are official.  They do not go into detail about the scenario or script they will be following.   

The powers-that-be have been soliciting school children and adults to participate as actors in a “mock” school shooting scenario; apparently playing assigned parts as victims and bystanders.  I didn’t notice anything about who will play the starring role of “the shooter”. 

Here are the links I found:

Participant Handout:   http://www.pottcounty.com/departments-services/emergency-management/pdf/Participant-Handout.pdf

Actor Info Waiver Form: http://www.pottcounty.com/departments-services/emergency-management/pdf/Actor-Info-Waiver-Form.pdf

School Announcement Handout:  http://www.treynor.k12.ia.us/PottCoEMAannouncement.pdf

Chicago Tribune Article Mentions the Illegal Immigration Scenario: 

“…exercise director Doug Reed said the scenario incorporated the Immigration issue to get Homeland Security funds to cover the training exercise. To qualify, Reed said, the exercise needed to be about terrorism, which the federal government defines as the use of violence to intimidate or coerce a government or population as a means to further a political or social objective. ”

What do you think? 

H/T to my buddy Kelleigh


Another “note” on Conspiracies

“Why do the nations…”

      –from Handel’s Messiah

Psalm 2 (NIV)
Why do the nations conspire 
  and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
  and the rulers band together
  against the Lord and against 
  his anointed, saying,
 “Let us break their chains
    and throw off their shackles.”

The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
  the Lord scoffs at them.
  He rebukes them in his anger
    and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
“I have installed my king
  on Zion, my holy mountain.”

I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
  He said to me, “You are my son;
    today I have become your father.
  Ask me,
    and I will make the nations your inheritance,
    the ends of the earth your possession.
  You will break them with a rod of iron;
    you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

  Therefore, you kings, be wise;
    be warned, you rulers of the earth.
    Serve the Lord with fear
      and celebrate his rule with trembling.
  Kiss his son, or he will be angry
    and your way will lead to your destruction,
  for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
    Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Still enjoying the theme? Here’s more from Handel’s Messiah.

“The Trumpet Shall Sound…”

1 Corinthians 15:52-53
For the trumpet will sound, 
  the dead will be raised imperishable, 
  and we will be changed. 
For the perishable must clothe itself 
  with the imperishable, 
    and the mortal with immortality.

Take heart dear readers,
the Lord Almighty is on His throne.
Pleasant dreams tonight. ~ TD

Government geologists admit fracking causes earthquakes in New Madrid Seismic Zone

Fracking is the abbreviated word for “hydraulic fracturing” — the widening of fractures in a rock layer caused by the high-pressure injection of chemicals with water.

While hydraulic fractures form naturally, as in the case of veins or dikes, there is also a kind that is human-induced. Induced fracking is industrial hydraulic fracturing that widens or creates fractures to speed up the migration of gas and petroleum from source rocks to reservoir rocks. This process is used to release petroleum, natural gas, or other substances for extraction, by creating fractures from a wellbore drilled into reservoir rock formations.

As the incidence and intensity of earthquakes in America and across the globe seem to have increased in recent months, speculations abound on the Internet that fracking may be the cause of earthquakes. Those speculations, of course, are dismissed by the Establishment Media as dastardly “conspiracy theories.” Two days ago, however, none other than Reuters reported that U.S. government geologists are now saying exactly the same thing — that the recent swarms of earthquakes in central United States may be human caused.

Deborah Zabarenko reports for Reuters, April 17, 2012:

The number of earthquakes in the central United States rose “spectacularly” near where oil and gas drillers disposed of wastewater underground, a process that may have caused geologic faults to slip, U.S. government geologists report.

The average number of earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater in the U.S. midcontinent – an area that includes Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas – increased to six times the 20th century average last year, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey said in an abstract of their research.

The abstract does not explicitly link rising earthquake activity to fracking – known formally as hydraulic fracturing – that involves pumping water and chemicals into underground rock formations to extract natural gas and oil. But the wastewater generated by fracking and other extraction processes may play a role in causing geologic faults to slip, causing earthquakes, the report suggests.

“A remarkable increase in the rate of (magnitude 3) and greater earthquakes is currently in progress,” the authors wrote in a brief work summary to be discussed Wednesday at a San Diego meeting of the Seismological Society of America. “While the seismicity rate changes described here are almost certainly manmade, it remains to be determined how they are related to either changes in extraction methodologies or the rate of oil and gas production,” the abstract said.

From 1970 through 2000, the rate of magnitude 3 or greater quakes was 21 plus or minus 7.6 each year, according to USGS figures. Between 2001 and 2008, that increased to 29 plus or minus 3.5. But the next three years saw the numbers increase “much more spectacularly,” said Arthur McGarr, of the geologic survey’s Earthquake Science Center in California: 2009 had 50, 2010 had 87 and 2011 had 134 such events.

We don’t know why, but we doubt that it’s a natural process, because in nature, the only time you see such a big increase is during an aftershock sequence (with a series of quakes) or in a volcanic setting where you often get swarms of earthquakes due to magmatic activity,” McGarr said by telephone.


When swarms of quakes occurred in Colorado and Oklahoma last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked the geologic survey to investigate possible links to energy extraction in the area.

Among other sites, they examined an August 2011 earthquake centered around Trinidad, Colorado, near the New Mexico border, that registered a magnitude of 5.3, said McGarr, a co-author of the abstract.

That quake “turned out to be really close to two of the highest injection volume waste water disposal wells in the field,” McGarr said. “So that gives us quite a strong hint that these earthquakes are being triggered by these wastewater disposal facilities.”

There were different responses on either side of the Colorado-New Mexico line, he said. New Mexico, where the policy was to inject all wastewater underground, experienced more earthquakes than Colorado, where some wastewater is disposed at the surface.

America’s Natural Gas Alliance, which represents major energy companies involved in natural gas fracking, said it was difficult to conclude anything based on an unpublished abstract. “We are committed to monitoring the issue and working with authorities where there are concerns, but it should be noted that currently there is no scientific data associating hydraulic fracturing with earthquakes that would cause damage,” ANGA spokesman Dan Whitten said in an email.

The disposal of wastewater underground, called injection, has long been known to have the potential to cause earthquakes, the Interior Department said in a blog post here. What is new is the ability to precisely locate earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater (magnitude 3 is recognized as the threshhold for detection) and a signature shape of the waves on a seismogram indicating a shallow quake, McGarr said. Human-induced quakes are typically quite shallow, he said.


“Human-induced quakes are typically quite shallow.”

That’s small comfort for the millions of Americans living in central United States in the New Madrid Seismic Zone — a 150-mile long fault system spanning five states. Most of the seismicity is located between 3 and 15 miles beneath the Earth’s surface.

The zone had four of the largest North American earthquakes in recorded history, with moment magnitudes estimated to be as large as 8.0, all occurring within a three-month period between December 1811 and February 1812.

In a report filed in November 2008, FEMA ( Federal Emergency Management Agency) warned that a serious earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone could result in “the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States,” further predicting “widespread and catastrophic” damage across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and particularly Tennessee. The earthquake is expected to also result in many thousands of fatalities, with more than 4,000 of the fatalities expected in Memphis alone. The USGS [U.S. Geological Society] recently issued a fact sheet reiterating the estimate of a 10% chance of a New Madrid earthquake of magnitude comparable to those of 1811-1812 within the next 50 years.

Now we know why the federal government coordinated an earthquake drill at 10:15 am on April 28, 2011, of precisely the 8 states who are in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. It was the largest earthquake drill in Central U.S. history.

Below is a video on the New Madrid Fault Line:


Emergency Preparedness Fits the FBI Terrorist Profile?

Please note, I have only posted Part 1 of this video that defines the problem.  If you opt to click on  Part 2, it begins with a mention of Ron Paul’s position on the issue.

H/T Kelleigh


Oath Keepers Declaration of Orders They Will NOT Obey


The comments from military and law officers on this video posted on Youtube are absolutely inspiring.  ~~LTG

Here are the orders that Oath Keepers vow they will NOT obey:

  1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.
  2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people.
  3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants.”
  4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on any state.
  5. We will NOT obey orders to invade or subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.
  6. We will NOT obey orders to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.