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Did Obama administration have foreknowledge of 2011 New Zealand earthquake?

“There are no accidents in politics.” — Joseph P. Kennedy‘s remark to a reporter, 1960.

On February 22, 2011, at 12:51 p.m. local time, a 6.3 Richter scale earthquake struck the city of Christchurch, New Zealand’s second-most populous city.

Note: 12: 51 pm on Feb. 22, 2011 in New Zealand was 6:51 pm, February 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

The earthquake was New Zealand’s 5th deadliest disaster, killing 185 people and caused widespread damage. In April 2013, the government estimated the total cost of the rebuild would be as much as $40 billion, up from an earlier estimate of $30 billion. Some economists maintain it will take the New Zealand economy 50 to 100 years to completely recover.

In a post on TheContrail, Peter Drew raises the troubling notion that the Obama administration had foreknowledge of the earthquake, based on the following:

(1) Email to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the earthquake “on cue”:

On February 21, 2018, at 7:32 p.m. ET, 41 minutes after the earthquake struck Christchurch, Jake Sullivan, Hillary’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning at the State Department, received an email alert from the State Department’s Operations Center:

From: <>

Sent: Mon Feb 21 19:32:18 2011
Subject: 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

There was no immediate confirmation of  injuries or damage to the city from the quake, according to press.

Three minutes after his receipt of the OpsAlert about the earthquake, Sullivan forwarded the email to Hillary Clinton (“H”) and other members of her staff, with a three-word comment, “And on cue”:

From: Sullivan, Jacob J <>
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 7:35 PM
To: H; Mills, Cheryl D; Abedin, Hume; Reines, Philippe I
Subject: Fw: 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

And on cue…

Here’s the screenshot of Sullivan’s email from WikiLeaks:

The dictionary defines “on cue” as:

If you say that something happened on cue or as if on cue, you mean that it happened just when it was expected to happen, or just at the right time.  

(2) U.S. delegates to a US-New Zealand forum fortuitously left 2.5 hours before the earthquake:

The day of the earthquake was the last day of the 2-day US-New Zealand Pacific Partnership Forum (February 21-22) of 200 officials from the U.S. and New Zealand at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

Although the forum was supposed to last all day, as reported by NPR, “A group of nine U.S. Congressmen had left the city before the earthquake struck” and relocated to Prime Minister John Key’s office in Wellington.

On February 24, 2011, two days after the earthquake, Northland New Zealand Chemtrails Watch posted a video on the early departure of the nine U.S. Congressmen 2½ hours before the earthquake struck. That video has been taken down by YouTube.

(3) DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano canceled her visit to New Zealand 4 days before the earthquake:

Then-Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano had been invited to address the US-New Zealand Pacific Partnership Forum on February 22.

Four days before her speech, on February 18, Napolitano canceled her visit, using the fatal shooting of a US immigration and customs enforcement agent in Mexico as an excuse.

(4) Coincidentally, the deputy director of FEMA was in Christchurch when the earthquake struck:

Ed O’Keefe reports for the Washington Post, Feb. 22, 2011, 7 p.m. ET:

The White House is deploying a team of disaster-response and urban-search-and-rescue teams to New Zealand in response to the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that rocked the country Tuesday.

They will be greeted there by FEMA Deputy Administrator Timothy W. Manning, who is already in the country assisting with response efforts and is uniquely qualified to do so.

Talk about being in the right place at the right time: Manning is a trained geologist, paramedic and firefighter — the perfect combination for earthquake response. He’s there as part of an American delegation visiting for trade and global security talks and to review the country’s cleanup efforts following a September 7.0-magnitude quake.

Coincidentally, Pentagon’s Southern Command was practicing and running emergency relief drills for a catastrophic event in Haiti the day before the earthquake hit on January 12, 2010 — also during Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State in the Obama administration. 

H/t Chemtrails



Florida Valentine’s Day school shooting: anomalies and confessed shooter

On the afternoon of February 14, 2018, Valentine’s Day, America was subjected to another mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, metropolitan Miami, Florida.

We are told that 17 people were killed and 15 more were taken to hospitals. The alleged perpetrator, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student of the high school, was arrested shortly after the shooting and charged with seventeen counts of premeditated murder. He confessed to the shooting, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. (Wikipedia)


Almost immediately, the Alternative Media took note of certain anomalies — things that don’t fit the official narrative, and are signatures of false-flag mass trauma incidents:

(1) As with past false-flag incidents (2013 Boston Marathon bombings), the Valentine’s Day shooting coincided with a drill. Independent investigative journalist Laura Loomer tweeted that 15-year-old student Will Gilroy said students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were told there would be an active shooter drill at their school this week. “He said that’s why students thought they were participating in a drill when they were evacuating.”

(2) As with past false-flag shootings (August 2012 Sikh Temple killing, December 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre, 2016 Orlando gay club shooting), there are eye-witness reports of more than one shooter.

Alexa Miednik believes there was another shooter. She said she was walking with accused suspect Nikolas Cruz after she had heard shots being fired, and told Cruz she was glad “it wasn’t him” who was doing the shooting.

This female student also said there was more than one shooter:

(3) As in the case of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting (see “Sandy Hook deception: Associated Press stories & photos predate the massacre”), there were also predated news reports (February 12 & 13) of the Florida Valentine’s Day school shooting of February 14 (source: James Fetzer):

(4) As with the Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES), the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School too will be demolished (Miami Herald) all the better to erase any and all evidence that might point to the shooting being a false-flag incident. Will Parkland also get a multi-million dollar freebie to rebuild Douglas High School into a swanky, state-of-the-art school like the new SHES?

Who is Nikolas Cruz?

This is what we know about the Nikolas Cruz, who has confessed to the school shooting:

(1) The FBI had been warned about Nikolas Cruz:

On September 24, 2017, a person who identified himself as Nikolas Cruz wrote a comment on a video of YouTuber Ben Bennight:

“I’m going to be a professional school shooter.”

Bennight, 36, who is a Mississippi bail bondsman, immediately alerted the FBI and emailed the bureau’s Mississippi field office a screenshot of Cruz’s comment. Bennight also flagged the comment to YouTube, which removed it from the video. He said FBI agents responded “immediately”: “They came to my office the next morning and asked me if I knew anything about the person. I didn’t. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them.”

On the day of the shooting after Cruz had been taken into custody, FBI agents visited Bennight and pressed for more information about Cruz. Bennight said he didn’t know who Cruz was, and the agents left.

At a press conference the next morning, the FBI confirmed that it had received and looked into a tip about the “professional school shooter” comment on Bennight’s YouTube channel, but could not uncover any details from the account. Special agent Robert Lasky told reporters: “No other information was included in the comment, which would indicate a time, location, or true identity of the person who made the comment. The FBI conducted database reviews, checks, but was unable to further identify the person who made the comment.” (BuzzFeed)

(2) Nikolas Cruz has given every sign of being psychologically disturbed and yet nothing was done about it — as in the case of the Orlando gay club shooter — while schools punish boys for chewing a pop tart into the shape of a gun, making a gun sign with their fingers, or playing with a toy-gun in their home, and police even arrested a dad for a drawing of him holding a gun:

  • Cruz was expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year for disciplinary reasons.
  • Classmates, relatives, and neighbors describe Cruz as a troubled “loner” who often talked about guns and flaunted his obsession with weapons on his social media accounts.
  • Math teacher Jim Gard told the Miami Herald that Cruz had previously been identified as a potential threat to other students. (BuzzFeed)
  • Cruz had been treated in a “mental health” clinic. (Washington Post)

(3) Like countless other mass shooters, we are told Nikolas Cruz was on mind-altering, psychiatric medications (Natural News).

(4) Cruz told investigators that he heard voices in his head, giving him instructions on what to do to conduct the attack. The law enforcement sources who told ABC News about this described the voices as “demons“.

(5) Nikolas Cruz is NOT associated with white supremacist militia:

The day after the shooting, the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) claimed that they were told by Jordan Jereb, the leader for the white supremacist paramilitary group Republic of Florida (ROF) that Nikolas Cruz had participated in one or more training drills with his group.

However, Leon County law enforcement told the Tallahassee Democrat that they could not find information linking Cruz to the Republic of Florida Militia. Members of the 4chan AltRight discussion forum then admitted that all of the claims were false and were part of an elaborate attempt to troll a network news reporter and other media outlets.

(6) On the contrary, what evidence we have points to Nikolas Cruz being a radical leftist and a registered Democrat.

He is photographed in a red, hammer-and-sickle t-shirt with images of Stalin, Castro, Lenin, and Mao:

UPDATE (Feb. 17):

The above pic is not Nikolas Cruz. A Twitter account, pretending to be a California (Laguna Beach) Antifa group, had posted the pic as that of Cruz. It’s a hoax.

Nikolas Cruz

The real Nikolas Cruz on the right.

Cruz also posted to Instagram pics of himself in ISIS-like garb (InfoWars):

A “Nicolas Cruz”, age 20, address (803 W Oakland Park BLVD , Oakland Park 33311 FL 33311), phone (754-368-1309), is registered to vote in Broward County, precinct D005, as a Democrat (Florida Database):

H/t James Fetzer, Tony Mead, TrailDust, Bongiornoc, GiGi, MCA, Big Lug, Peace Frog, Vivian Lee, and Maryaha.


The crisis actors of Florida Parkland School shooting

Florida Parkland School shooting survivor David Hogg is a fraud



Was crash of Russian flight 6W703 another Arkancide?

On 11 February 2018, a Russian commercial plane, Saratov Airlines flight 6W703, crashed shortly after take off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, killing all 71 people (65 passengers, 6 crew) on board.

Witnesses said the plane, an Antonov An-148 aircraft, was in flames as it fell from the sky. Russia’s website cited unnamed investigators as saying the pilot had reported a technical malfunction and asked for clearance for an emergency landing at the nearby Zhukovsky International airport. Other reports said one of the plane’s engines may have exploded before the crash. The flight-tracking site Flightradar24 tweeted that the 7-year-old passenger jet had gone into a steep descent five minutes after take-off, after which it vanished from radars. (The Guardian)

The Guardian maintains that plane crashes are common in Russia, where airlines often operate ageing aircraft in testing conditions. Some recent examples:

Sergei Poletykin, head of Moscow Region Directorate of Russia’s Emergency Ministry, said two flight data recorders had been found at the Antonov An-148 plane crash site.

Almost immediately, the Alternative Media became rife with assertions (see below) that the crash of Flight 6W703 was another Arkancide.

(1) From Q Anon on the day of the plane crash:

(2) On the day of plane crash, Jerome Corsi said on InfoWarsAlex Jones Show:

“It turns out, on the plane crash there were several executives of Rosatom…. One of the top ones was a gentleman named Ivanov, who ended up being the CFO of Rosatom…. The suspicions are that it may have been a U.S. intelligence agency CIA hit, to kill these Rosatom executives to prevent them from testifying or being available to give testimony…on the whole Uranium One scandal, which I’m predicting will be the end of Robert Mueller’s career.”

(3) Chatter on the net:

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It is claimed that the crash of Flight 6W703 is suspicious because the following individuals were passengers:

  1. Oleg Deripaska, a “Russian billionaire” who is “tied to” Senator Mark Warner (D-VA).
  2. Vyacheslav Ivano or Ivanov Vyacheslav, the CFO of Rosatom Overseas. Rosatom (Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation) is a state-owned uranium monopoly that in 2013 purchased Uranium One, the Canadian uranium-mining company that is presently under investigation by the House Intelligence Committee for its acquisition of 20% of U.S. uranium, which was approved in 2010 by Hillary Clinton’s State Department, after making a $23.5 million donation to the Clinton Foundation. See “Sealed indictment unsealed! Uranium One business executive Mark Lambert indicted on 11 counts“.
  3. Sergei Millian, aka Sergey Panchenko, a Russian businessman who is said to be former MI6 spook Christopher Steele’s source for the bogus “Russian dossier” on Donald Trump, paid for by the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign. The Obama Administration relied wholly on Steele’s unverified dossier to illicitly obtain FISA warrants to conduct surveillance on two members of Trump’s campaign team (volunteer advisors Carter Page and George Papadopoulos) and, by extension, everyone on Page’s and Papadopoulos’ contact lists. (See “FISA memo in text format. Lock them up!“)

If true, then the reach of the Clintons is long indeed.

EMERCOM of Russia is the website of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters.

On February 12, 2018, a day after the crash of Flight 6W703, EMERCOM published the flight list of passengers and crew:

Passengers and their Dates of Birth (day, month, year)

  1. Tamerlan Turibekovich Aknazarov 30.11.1985
  2. Ilya Yuryevich Aleksandrov 17.11.1965
  3. Kriskentiya Nikolayevna Alekseyeva 01.10.1992
  4. Viktor Sergeyevich Anokhin 15.01.1950
  5. Zoya Mikhailovna Anokhina 19.08.1950
  6. Yekaterina Mikhailovna Boikova 18.11.1995
  7. Lilia Ilgizovna Bulatova 30.07.1984
  8. Yelena Vasilyevna Davydova 25.04.1986
  9. Yulia Nikolayevna Dmitriyenko 07.09.1988
  10. Viktor Ivanovich Dolbin 05.09.1953
  11. Margarita Yakovlevna Dragina 31.01.1948
  12. Namit Inoyat Ogly Gakhramanov 05.05.1971
  13. Alfia Akzamovna Gauss 31.01.1946
  14. Aleksei Yevgenyevich Grachev 10.09.1965
  15. Irina Petrovna Grishova 21.09.1961
  16. Igor Viktorovich Gromov 26.03.1962
  17. Vyacheslav Anatolyevich Ivanov 22.06.1986
  18. Yevgeny Viktorovich Ilyinov 26.05.1986
  19. Marika Aleksandrovna Kalashnik 09.02.1965
  20. Boris Aleksandrovich Karmaleyev 26.12.1938
  21. Anatoly Timofeyevich Karpukhin 01.09.1949
  22. Tatyana Vasilyevna Karpukhina 03.07.1950
  23. Olga Anatolyevna Khokhlova 21.03.1983
  24. Yekaterina Alekseyevna Kiselyova 22.08.1986
  25. Ulrich Klaeui 11.02.1985
  26. Anatoly Vasilyevich Kolodyazhny 19.06.1966
  27. Yevgeny Nikolayevich Korotkov 20.03.1978
  28. Lyudmila Sergeyevna Kovchuga 02.06.1964
  29. Antonina Ivanovna Kozupitsa 10.04.1962
  30. Nadezhda Krasova 24.12.2012
  31. Oksana Andreyevna Krasova 10.01.1986
  32. Oleg Nikolayevich Kurepov 04.04.1968
  33. lga Anatolyevna Leonova 11.11.1982
  34. Yevgeny Anatolyevich Livanov 13.09.1979
  35. Yevgeny Yevgenyevich Livanov 10.03.2005
  36. vetlana Yevgenyevna Machneva 19.03.1978
  37. Natalya Nikolayevna Meshcheryakova 04.05.1979
  38. Kristina Momzikova 22.06.1994
  39. Maksim Andreyevich Nazarov 22.03.1985
  40. Yekaterina Pavlovna Nasyrova 13.05.1986
  41. Galina Mikhailovna Nikitenkova 23.08.1986
  42. Aleksei Anatolyevich Nikitchenko 31.07.1988
  43. Lyubov Fominichna Nikolayenko 10.07.1941
  44. Alexander Vladimirovich Normantovich 12.09.1981
  45. Vladimir Andreyevich Normantovich 17.01.1958
  46. Sergei Panchenko 28.03.1973
  47. Ilya Sergeyevich Poletayev 27.07.2000
  48. Inna Yevgenyevna Radchuk 18.02.1975
  49. Vladimir Remarchuk 25.03.1990
  50. Alexander Sergeshko 03.11.1987
  51. Varsik Serezhayevna Sevoyan 23.06.1970
  52. Tatyana Valeryevna Sinitsyna 15.08.1966
  53. Ulyana Andreyevna Son 10.05.1990
  54. Ilya Gennadyevich Stavsky 11.02.1985
  55. Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Tolkachev 20.10.1961
  56. Ivan Vladimirovich Tolkachev 23.05.1983
  57. Lyubov Aleksandrovna Tolkacheva 28.11.1960
  58. Darya Andreyevna Tolmasova 29.05.1995
  59. Olga Vladimirovna Tsigichko 16.04.1976
  60. Firgat Rinatovich Tulkabayev 28.09.1993
  61. Marina Vladimirovna Urazayeva 11.09.1977
  62. Vladimir Pavlovich Usachev 25.10.1970
  63. Maria Vladimirovna Vedyakina 09.04.1973
  64. lya Vladimirovich Vediborenko 22.11.1984
  65. Yuri Rifovich Yamayev 25.11.1974

Crew and D.O.B.

  1. Valery Ivanovich Gubanov 23.02.1966
  2. Sergei Arsenovich Gambaryan 14.05.1973
  3. iktoria Olegovna Koval 12.11.1996
  4. Andrei Arkadyevich Revyakin 28.08.1968
  5. Oleg Vladimirovich Sergeyev 13.07.1962
  6. Anastasia Vladimirovna Slavinskaya 31.08.1989

As you can see for yourself, according to the flight list:

(1) There is no Oleg Deripaska, the Russian billionaire said to be a passenger on Flight 6W703.

(2) There is an Vyacheslav Anatolyevich Ivanov, whose date of birth was June 22, 1986, which would make him 31 years old — very young to be the CFO of a state-owned corporation, Rosatom.

According to the LinkedIn profile of Vyacheslav Ivanov, who claims to have been the CFO of Rosatom from June 2013 until May 2017 (he is now self-employed), he began his B.Sc. education at Moscow Institute of Radioelectronics in 1987. But the Vyacheslav Ivanov who died in the plane crash was born in 1986, which means it was not Rosatom CFO Vyacheslav Ivanov who perished in the plane crash.

On February 12, 2018, a day after the plane crash, Ivanov posted two selfies on his Facebook page:

(3) There is no Sergei Millian, but there is a Sergei Panchenko on Flight 6W703’s passenger list, whose date of birth was March 28, 1973, which would make him 44 years old.

According to Buzzfeed however, there is no evidence that Russian businessman Sergei Millian has another name, Sergey (or Sergei) Panchenko. Buzzfeed maintains that Millian and Panchenko are two different people.

There is a Sergei Panchenko on LinkedIn (no picture), who’s the head of engineering Russian section, Nord Stream.

The LinkedIn profile of Sergei Millian (see pic below) says he’s the vice president of World Chinese Merchants Union Association in Beijing, China.

H/t Big Lug



QAnon: John Podesta in ill health; Tony Podesta in custody

John Podesta is a longtime Democratic Party operative who was White House chief of staff in Bill Clinton’s administration, White House counselor in the Obama administration and, most recently, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Tony Podesta, John’s brother, is a powerful DC-based Democrat lobbyist.

The mysterious Trump Administration insider, Q Anon, posted this about John and Tony Podesta on January 28, 2018:

“John Podesta is in ill health at the moment. Skippy was in a military medical facility till Monday, just left. Waiting to hear where he is right now. His brother is in the lower 48 in Military Custody.

GITMO journeys R 2 get the intel, they are not yet permanent residents. Again, for the record,we have never said they were there permanently.We said they had visits,some for much longer than others.There R so many moving parts that it changes not by day/week but by the minute….

No deals for the people at the very top.”

In early November 2017, it was rumored that Tony Podesta had been indicted and arrested. He had not tweeted (@realTonyPodesta) since June 16, 2017.

You already know about the Podesta brothers’ fondness for a cannibalism painting and their invitation to “artist” Marina Abramovic’s satanic spirit cooking dinner, as well as a hanging sculpture in Tony Podesta’s living room, “The Arch of Hysteria,” which is a homage to how cannibal serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer posed one of his victims.

Here are more “fun” facts about the Podesta brothers:

(1) John Podesta has an alter ego named “Skippy”: He told an interviewer that his hot temper “accounts for the occasional appearance of Skippy, his sarcastic and ill-humored alter ego.” (Politico)

(2) John Podesta likes to slaughter pigs: In that same fawning Politico article (July 10, 2009) by Marian Burros, John Podesta said that while attending law school at Georgetown, to earn money he spent two years working at Turkey Run Farm (now called Claude Moore Colonial Farm) in McLean, VA, where he learned how to butcher and roast a pig. Podesta said:

“It’s best to do the butchering at 4 a.m., because pigs should be slaughtered when it is cool, and it takes a long time to roast them. The pig is hauled on a front-end loader in order to split and gut it. It’s most important to slow the pig down by shooting it between the eyes so you can cut its throat. It makes the pig less ornery and a whole lot more cooperative than if you just stick a knife in its throat.”

Podesta used to have a picture of a pig on a spit as his computer screen saver, but his staffers made him get rid of it, because “They couldn’t stand looking into the pig’s eyes during meetings.”

(3) Tony Podesta once sent an email to John and wife Mary, with the subject “Last night was fun,” referencing a “torture chamber” (source: WikiLeaks):

Podesta torture chamber email

(4) In an appearance at Duke University on November 29, 2017, the charming John Podesta reacts to a question about Pizzagate from someone in the audience:

See also:



Tell Congress to release the ‘explosive’ FISA memo that’ll put officials in jail!

Update: Full FISA Memo released!!!

Yesterday, January 18, members of the House of Representatives were given a four-page memo, described by journalist Sara Carter as so “shocking” and “explosive”, it could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the end of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation.

According to ZeroHedge, the memo details the Obama Administration’s abuse of power in ordering a FISA wire-tapping of then-candidate Donald Trump, as well as the administration’s extensive and illegal collusion with the FBI, the DOJ and the Clinton Campaign against Donald Trump during and after the 2016 presidential election.

Note: FISA or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 is a federal law that establishes procedures for the U.S. government’s physical and electronic surveillance of foreign powers and domestic (U.S.) agents of foreign powers suspected of espionage or terrorism. The Act created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to oversee requests for surveillance warrants by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

In 2016, the Obama Administration used the “Russian dossier” and its  baseless claim of a Russian-Trump collusion as the pretext for a FISA court-approved surveillance on then-candidate Donald Trump and members of the Trump campaign, including phone- and wire-taps.

Members of the House of Representatives who have seen the memo are calling for its immediate release, including:

  1. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Fox News: “It is so alarming the American people have to see this.
  2. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said: “Part of me wishes that I didn’t read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.”
  3. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) tweeted: “I have read the memo. The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen. I have long said it is worse than Watergate. It was & .
  4. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) tweeted: “Immediately #ReleaseTheMemo #FISAMemo & ALL relevant material sourced in it. Every American needs to know the truth! We wouldn’t be revealing any sources & methods that we shouldn’t; only feds’ reliance on bad sources & methods.”
  5. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) tweeted: “The classified report compiled by House Intelligence is deeply troubling and raises serious questions about the upper echelon of the Obama DOJ and Comey FBI as it relates to the so-called collusion investigation. While the report is classified as Top Secret, I believe the select committee should, pursuant to House rules, vote to make the report publicly available as soon as possible. This is a matter of national significance and the American people deserve the truth.”
  6. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), referring to DOJ officials Rod Rosenstein and Bruce Ohr, said, “I believe the consequence of its release will be major changes in people currently working at the FBI and the Department of Justice” and that “people will go to jail“.
  7. According to Sara Carter, a senior government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the memo, said: “The document shows a troubling course of conduct and we need to make the document available, so the public can see it. Once the public sees it, we can hold the people involved accountable in a number of ways. Some of these people should no longer be in government.

WikiLeaks is offering a reward of up to $1 million for the memo.

A source told Fox News that releasing the memo to the public requires a committee vote and as long as there are no objections from the White House within five days. 

Clearly, the above Congressmen have gone public urging for the release of the memo, hoping that “outside” pressure from the American people could be brought to bear on the House.

#ReleaseTheMemo !!!

Please contact your representative and demand that the FISA memo be released to the American people. Click here.

H/t FOTM reader Big Lug

UPDATES (Jan. 21-26):

‘Explosive’ FISA memo will be released, but it may take up to 19 Congressional work days.

Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff: Can’t release ‘explosive’ FISA memo because people won’t understand it

‘Explosive’ FISA memo’s 99-page ‘top secret’ source document

Too-stupid-to-understand-FISA-memo Americans inundate Rep. Adam Schiff’s office with ‘I’m not a Russian bot’ phone calls



To our readers: FOTM has the safest rating from McAfee

Some of readers have reported to this blog that they are experiencing two problems when they get on Fellowship of the Minds:

  • A pop-up warning saying that FOTM is a dangerous site.
  • Very slow uploading speed.

I don’t doubt that there is an effort to sabotage FOTM.

Our readers should know this:

Fellowship of the Minds is not a dangerous site. McAfee has examined FOTM and determined it to be safe. In fact, we have the best “threat assessment” rating that McAfee gives: A green-colored rating for “minimal risk”. Here’s a screenshot from McAfee (click to enlarge):

You can verify it for yourself by going here.

And so, if you get a pop-up “dangerous site” warning when you access FOTM, either ignore it or consider switching to a different browser.

To test this, I used three browsers — Firefox, Chrome, Opera — to access FOTM‘s front page, and the results are:

  • No pop-ups with all three browsers.
  • No slow speed with Firefox and Chrome.

Thank you for your patience and for being such loyal readers of FOTM.

God bless you!

Update (Jan. 13, 2018):

Google Chrome is censoring conservative sites by attaching “reviewed claims” to 6 of the top 20 conservative sites. By contrast, none of the top 20 liberal sites had “reviewed claims.” Instead, three of them — The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker — had “awards” displayed where “reviewed claims” would have been. (Life News)



Why did U.S. State Department purchase frozen penguin pineal glands from Argentina?

It’s Sunday night. Not much is happening beyond the usual, never-ending political bickering.

Are you in the mood for a mystery?

Among the treasure trove of documents obtained by WikiLeaks is a very curious telegram on August 1, 1973, sent from Buenos Aires, Argentina to the U.S. State Department, concerning the shipment of frozen penguin pineal glands. The telegram says the shipment would arrive in Boston on August 4, 1973.

Below is a screenshot of the telegram:

In August 1973, William P. Rogers was Secretary of State in the Richard Nixon administration.

Penguins are native to the Southern Hemisphere. A common misconception is that penguins are only found in Antarctica. In fact, major populations of penguins are found in Angola, Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Chile, Namibia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Several penguin species are found in the temperate zone: one species, the Galapagos penguin, lives near the equator!

Two interesting and really cool things about penguins:

  1. Their flippers have at least three branches of the axillary artery. They limit heat loss from flippers by enabling cold blood to be heated by blood that has already been warmed. This system allows penguins to efficiently use their body heat and explains why such small animals can survive in the extreme cold of Antarctica.
  2. Penguins can drink salt water because their supraorbital gland filters excess salt from the bloodstream. The salt is then excreted in a concentrated fluid from the nasal passages.

But why was the U.S. State Department so interested in penguin pineal glands? Searching around the net, this is what I found:

  • The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland in the brains of nearly all vertebrates. The shape of the gland resembles a pine cone, hence the name “pineal gland”. Located in the epithalamus, near the center of the brain between the two hemispheres, the gland is tucked in a groove where the two halves of the thalamus join.
  • From the point of view of evolution, the pineal gland is a kind of atrophied photoreceptor. In the epithalamus of some species of amphibians and reptiles, the gland is linked to a light-sensing organ — the parietal eye, aka pineal or third eye.
  • French philosopher René Descartes believed the pineal gland to be the “principal seat of the soul“.
  • Function: The primary function of the pineal gland is to produce the hormone melatonin, which helps modulate sleep patterns. Since melatonin production is stimulated by darkness and inhibited by light, the long Antarctica winter would mean the pineal glands of Antarctica penguins produce a lot of melatonin. Studies on rodents suggest that melatonin can protect against neurodegeneration.
  • According to a 1975 article in the International Journal of Biometeorology, polar mammals, such as walruses and some seals, possess unusually large pineal glands. The article does not say if polar penguins also have unusually large pineal glands.
  • Pineal glands become calcified — the accumulation of calcium salts. Calcification has been observed in children as young as two years of age, and increases with age. Some studies show that the degree of pineal gland calcification is significantly higher in patients with Alzheimer’s disease vs. other types of dementia.
  • Pineal glands of mammals like rodents contain Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) — a tryptamine molecule that some call “the spirit molecule”. DMT can be consumed as a powerful psychedelic drug and has historically been used by various cultures for ritual and healing purposes. Illegal in most countries, DMT can be inhaled, injected, or orally ingested. A 2014 study found that DMT has immunomodulatory potential that may have significant anti-inflammatory and tissue regeneration effects.

See also this interesting 8chan thread on pineal glands.