Technocracy and the scientific matrix

Originally posted on Jon Rappoport's Blog:

Technocracy and the scientific matrix

by Jon Rappoport

July 27, 2015

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)

“The creative power of the individual is downplayed or even viewed as ‘injuring the group.’ This is no accident. The whole basis of a controlled society depends on people seeing themselves as powerless and surrendering to ‘the needs of the collective.’ This amounts to a political religion—but these days, it’s ridiculously dressed up as Science, as if collectivism were a series of formulas derived from physics and biology.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

As my readers know, I write a great about imagination, the individual, and independent thought.

Some might think these “issues” are peripheral to the elite takeover of the planet, but in fact they are central.

Let’s start here. As author Patrick Wood makes clear, technocracy is really all about establishing a…

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St. Rose of Lima Parish Calls 911 on Wolfgang Halbig

Originally posted on Memory Hole:

Previously Invited to Enter Church

weiss2 Monsignor Robert Weiss has been at St. Rose of Lima Parish since 1999, the same time child predator John J. Castaldo was assigned there and when the Diocese of Bridgeport was embroiled in a high profile child sex abuse scandal. In early July 2015 the parish claimed Wolfgang Halbig was trespassing and issued a formal “cease and desist” order. [Image Credit: Carol Kaliff/Connecticut Post] Wolfgang Halbig’s most recent visit to Newtown in early July included a stop by the St. Rose of Lima Parish to pay Monsignor Weiss a visit. A church employee directed the former Florida State Trooper into the church upon his arrival. “Go on inside,”
he directed.

Upon entering the worship area Halbig, a lifelong Catholic, lit a candle for his mother who passed away several years ago. “My family belonged to one of the biggest Catholic churches in Germany,” before emigrating to…

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“It is Not Because Things are Difficult that We Do Not Dare; It Is Because We Do Not Dare that They are Difficult.”

via Washington’s Blog

Hope In a Time of Hopelessness

Several long-time activists have told me recently they are overwhelmed, worried, and think that we may be losing the struggle ….

One very smart friend asked me if there is any basis for hope.

But hope is an act of will, not a passive mood. Admittedly, things are easier when circumstances bring hope to us, and we can just receive the hopeful and inspiring news.

But if we care about winning, we have to be able to decide to have hope even when outer circumstances aren’t so positive.

I have children who are counting on me to leave them with a reasonably safe and sane planet. As I’ve said elsewhere, “I care too much about my kids and my freedom to be afraid. I care enough about them that it gets my heart beating, connects me to something bigger than myself, and that gives me courage,even when the chips are down.”

If I allowed myself to lose hope about exposing falsehoods, about protecting our freedom and building a hopeful future, I would be dropping the ball for my kids. I would be condemning them to a potentially very grey world where bigger and worse things may happen, where their liberties and joys are wholly stripped away, where every ounce of vitality is beholden to joyless and useless tasks.

Many of us may be motivated by other things besides kids …. Only you can know what that is. But weeach must dig down deep, and connect with our most powerful motivations to win the struggle for freedom and truth.

I don’t know about you . . . but I don’t have the luxury of giving up hope. When I get depressed, overwhelmed or exhausted by the stunning acts of savagery, treason, and disinformation carried out by the imperialists, or the willful ignorance of many Americans, I will myself into finding some reason to have hope.

Because the struggle for liberty is too important for me to give up.

If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
– Ayn Rand

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
– Lin Yutang

Hope is passion for what is possible.
– Soren Kierkegaard

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
– Maori Proverb

I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy.
– Thomas Jefferson

He who does not hope to win has already lost.
– Jose Joaquin Olmedo

When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.
– Pauline R. Kezer

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
– Unknown

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms, if you only let them.
– William James

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
– Helen Keller

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
– Norman Cousins

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall — think of it, ALWAYS.
– Mahatma Gandhi

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.
– Orison Marden

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow by conflict.
– William Ellery Channing

Hope is medicine for a soul that’s sick and tired.
– Eric Swensson

Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.
– Augustine of Hippo

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.
– Emil Brunner

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
– Barbara Kingsolver

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out.
– Vaclav Havel

Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.
– Samuel Smiles

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.
– Abraham Cowley

Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope; and the one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.
– H. Jackson Brown Jr

Develop sincere desire for the goal. Out of fire of desire comes success.
– Unknown

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don’t lose hope. When it gets darkest the stars come out.
– Unknown

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
– Dale Carnegie

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
– Winston Churchill

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
– Robert F . Kennedy

Courage

It all comes down to courage . . .

If you have courage, then you’re willing to face that really stinky mess in the garage and clean it up.

You have faith you can clean it up, because you’ve cleaned up other really stinky messes, or seen other people do it. In other words, you have faith because you have experience of succeeding in the past.

Fat and Happy

We Americans have led a very pampered life for the past couple of decades. Sure, there has been inequality and exploitation, and some have had it a lot worse than others. But, other than stopping extreme forms of racism (Ku Klux Klan, etc.), we haven’t had to defend our borders or our liberties.

Basically, we complain if our tv goes on the fritz, or our team loses the game, or we can’t afford that new, nicer whatzit, or if our boss is mean. We think those are big, Earth-shattering, history-changing events. But they are quite small in the grand scheme of things

And even those of us who think of ourselves as brave heroes usually only act like that when we know it is within the bounds of safety, within the limits of what we can handle. “Tough guys” tend to turn into meek mice whenever they are really threatened.

So we’re basically lazy and timid, but we don’t know or admit it. We like to pretend we are like the Founding Fathers or John Wayne (at least the cowboys had to rough it a little).

But we have no experience of successfully standing up to tyrants, so we have no faith that it can be done, and while the evidence is right before our noses that our current leaders are tyrants, we’re so terrified that we have our knickers in a bunch.

What Would They Do?

Even if you haven’t experienced success in standing up to tyrants, remember that the Founding Fathers did just that. They were just men, not gods. Sure, they were too persistent and stubborn to give up, but that’s because they CARED about something: freedom and the possibility of a better life.

They may have lived hundreds of years before our time, but that doesn’t matter — we can still learn from their experience as if it were happening now. Time is an illusion, since human nature is the same now as it was then. Just as many people of faith ask “what would Jesus do?”, we can also ask “what would the founding fathers do?” If they could do it, we can do it.

Take Heart

There is a real misunderstanding of what it means to be courageous. In America, courage is often thought of as a testosterone-driven toughness. There’s nothing the matter with testosterone. Masculinity is a great thing. But many American men secretly fear that they don’t have sufficient testosterone to really be brave when the chips are down. As I said above, even those of us who think of ourselves as brave men usually only act like that when we know it is within the bounds of safety, within the limits of what we can handle.

We might jump in a bar room brawl to protect our buddy, but that’s because we know we’re only going to get knocked around a little bit — nothing but bruises that will go away in a little while. The stakes just aren’t that high.

But most American men secretly doubt whether they are macho enough to pull it off under fire. They may watch alot of action movies, and talk tough, and stand up when its not really dangerous (or when they clearly outgun the other guy), but they are secretly terrified that they don’t have quite enough backbone to pull it off against the big boys, such as tyrants.

I would argue that this view fundamentally misunderstands the nature of courage, and ensures that we will never have true courage when it counts.

By way of analogy, the word “discipline” comes from “disciple”. If you are a true “disciple” of an idea of a plan or a strategy or a religion, then you will stick to it and “have discipline” to reach your goal. It is not just a matter of willpower; it is also devotion to something bigger than ourselves.

Similarly, the word “courage” comes from the French “with heart”. Why does it have this root meaning? Because it takes heart to act bravely. That’s how my childhood Karate teacher used the word: when I was practicing with courage, power and focus, he would say “you have alot of heart today” (indeed, many old-school warriors use the phrase “fighting with heart” in that way).

If courage is acting “with heart”, we’ve lost heart. And without heart, we cannot face the truth.

So how do we regain our heart? Well, let’s start with what gets our hearts beating.

Remember that the mother bear is one of the fiercest animals of all. Just get between a mother bear and her cub and you’ll see what I mean. It is her love of her cub which gives her the heart to face any enemy when her cub is threatened. It is not her level of testosterone, but rather her love for her cub which makes her so fierce.

Just as discipline is more than just willpower, courage stems from something bigger than just cajones. In fact, the strongest courage comes from the love of something we care about, since our heart will sustain us even when the chips are really down and we are really up against a tyrant. As the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said: “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. “

In addition, we’re no longer living in the old west. Individualism is very important in numerous ways, but we can only win against the tyrants as a team, as a community, as a nation. And only by opening our hearts to what matters will we be able to work together, to fight for all of our kids, and all of our freedom. Only then will we be able to put the crooks and the looters and the tyrants back in the box.

Do we care about our kids, our significant others, our parents, our friends? Do we care about the freedom to choose what we want, instead of having our “great leader” choose for us?

If not, what DO we care about? Because if that is where your heart is, that is what will give you courage.

I care too much about my kids and their future to be afraid. I care enough about them that it gets my heart beating, connects me to something bigger than myself, and that gives me courage, even when the chips are down.

Courage is an innate human quality. It is within each of us, waiting to reveal itself when we open our hearts. When we act with heart, by definition, we are courageous.

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
– Seneca

Those who would trade safety for freedom deserve neither.
– Thomas Jefferson

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. 
– Hellen Keller

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
– Goethe

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. 
– Ambrose Redmoon 

Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.
– Anonymous

To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that. 
– Mother Teresa

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
– Robert F . Kennedy

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
– Aristotle

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.
– John Wayne

Courage is doing what your afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.
– Eddie Rickenbacker

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
– George Patton

One man with courage makes a majority.
– Andrew Jackson

Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
— Eleanor Roosevelt

Within each of us is a hidden store of energy. Energy we can release to compete in the marathon of life Within each of us is a hidden store of courage. Courage to give us the strength to face any challenge Within each of us is a hidden store of determination. Determination to keep us in the race when all seems lost. 
– Roger Dawson

We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before; and it changed for the better; so I trust it will again. If difficulties arise; we must put forth new exertion and proportion our efforts to the exigencies of the times.
– George Washington

We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.
-Sonia Johnson

Alleged Boston Bombers’ Backpacks Not the Same as Bomb Backpacks – WRH RECAP

by spookyweather

This is the official FBI photo of the remains of the BLACK backpack they claimed held the pressure cooker bomb:

In this next photo we see the two Tsarnaev brothers on the left, wearing light and dark GREY backpacks! To the right is a figure known as “military man” who is wearing a BLACK backpack.

The surviving brother is in solitary confinement…without access to the media or to religious services…and is denied the right to confidential communication with his attorney. Even Timothy McVeigh wasn’t locked down like that.

Two weeks after the Boston bombing, the government lawyers realize they don’t actually have a case against Lee Harvey Tsarnaev, the supposed hospital bed confession turned out to be a media rumor for which no court admissible confirmation exists, so suddenly, two weeks after a “Magic Confession” magically appears (according to the government) on the wall of the boat where Tsarnaev was hiding. Photos of the boat on the day Tsarnaev was captured show no signs of any such note.

And let us not forget how the FBI was trying to coerce Ibragim Todashev into implicating the Tsarnaevs in a drug-murder, to trick the public into believing these were bad guys not worthy of a second thought, which ended with the FBI shooting and killing the reluctant (and unarmed) Todashev when he tried to leave; once in the crown of the head! The cover-up of THAT murder is due out next year.
http://whatreallyhappened.com/

The text for this post is taken from Whatreallyhappened.com.

Reposted in light of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s recent confession/apology. However, a confession is not necessarily proof of guilt.

The Boston Bombing trial looked to be an instance where the defence team was part of the problem – the defence tactic, of admitting guilt, looks like a plea bargain strategy to avoid the death penalty.

The big problem is the Tsarvaev bags which, as far as I can see, are grey and light grey, do not match the FBI’s pic of the black bomb bag debris – which is same type of bag as other people present at the crime scene. It does not matter what fairy story has been told about the events surrounding the crime if the bags don’t match. I dunno what exactly happened, but when the images and evidence don’t add up, I’d like to see a good explanation. … plus what about the FBI murder of the Tsarnaev brother’s friend Ibragim Todashev?

This is a Rachel Maddow clip on the murder of Todashev, who apparently was executed by the FBI (important elements of the FBI are corrupt – unlike the fantasy you see on TV – which can be found out in simple internet search checks where you can see where they have framed people, killed people, intimidated people, had blackmail files on people, engaged in counterintelligence against peace activists etc). When the FBI tells you a story, there is a possibility, especially if it is related to terrorism or political murder, that it will be false

Hastings’ Lessons From the Grave—Have We Learned Anything?

via whowhaywhy.com

Investigative journalist Michael Hastings died in a mysterious car accident two years ago this month. Will we ever know the truth about his death? Photo credit: Lord Jim / Flickr

Two years ago this month, the young and ambitious investigative journalist Michael Hastings died in a mysterious fiery car crash. Investigators and journalists have confirmed some startling revelations regarding the accident in the past two years, though the truth of what really happened to Hastings could have been buried with him.

Hastings was known for challenging conventional wisdom and investigating authority at the highest levels. With a Polk Award-winning article in Rolling Stone, he brought down General Stanley McChrystal, commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and US Forces-Afghanistan.

At the time of his death, Hastings had been working on a story about CIA Director John Brennan. The president of Strategic Forecasting Inc. (“Stratfor”), a CIA contract global intelligence firm, has described Brennan in secret emails as someone on a “witch hunt” of investigative journalists. Brennan, of course, has denied these claims: a CIA spokesperson told reporter Kimberly Dvorak in an email that notwithstanding WikiLeaks, “any suggestion that Director Brennan has ever attempted to infringe on constitutionally-protected press freedoms is offensive and baseless.” In the months following the accident, WhoWhatWhy uncovered that Dvorak was less than reliable.

Is it possible that Brennan felt threatened by the content of Hastings’ would-be story? If yes, how would the CIA have responded to such an expose ?

Car Hacking—Reality, not Theory

At the time of Hastings’ death, counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke told The Huffington Post that it was possible that Hastings’ car had been hacked; that the known details of the crash were consistent with a car cyber attack.

“There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers”—including the United States—know how to remotely seize control of a car, Clarke said.

At the time, however, Clarke’s suggestion received little attention from the mainstream media. In the past two years, the issue of automobile cybersecurity has entered the mainstream arena.

Since 2013, scientists have proven the possibility of hacking a car, and lawmakers are revealing the lack of cybersecurity against these types of threats built into today’s digital cars.

“Your car may have as many as 30 separate electronic control units, some of them built for wireless access. Hackers have shown that they can disconnect brakes, kill acceleration and more—although most hacks currently require direct, wired access to the car’s systems. Even so, a lab technician turned off our test car while we were driving it—from a cell phone,” Chris Meyer, Vice President of Consumer Reports, said in an email to WhoWhatWhy.

At the annual hacker conference Defcon2013, just two months after Hastings’ death, computer security experts Christopher Valasek and Charlie Miller successfully hacked two cars, accessing almost all of the car’s electronic control units.

Video demos pre-recorded for the conference showed Miller and Valasek able to jerk the steering wheel, disable the car’s brakes, accelerate, manipulate the seat belt, turn off the engine, mess with both interior and exterior lights, honk the horn, and program the console to read that the car had a full tank of gas when it didn’t, according to CNET.

After this successful demonstration of a computer-generated car hack, lawmakers sent inquiries to car manufacturers about the cybersecurity of their automobiles. The results do not provide much of a sense of security—or cybersecurity—to drivers on the road today.

In February 2014, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) released the report Tracking & Hacking: Security & Privacy Gaps Put American Drivers at Risk. Sixteen major automobile manufacturers participated in the report, and four major trends are as follows:

Here are the four trends found in the report:

Nearly 100 percent of vehicles on the market include wireless technologies that could pose vulnerabilities to hacking or privacy intrusions.

Most automobile manufacturers were unaware of or unable to report on past hacking incidents.

Security measures to prevent remote access to vehicle electronics are inconsistent and haphazard across the different manufacturers.

Only two automobile manufacturers were able to describe any capabilities to diagnose or meaningfully respond to an infiltration in real-time; most of these manufacturers rely on technologies that cannot diagnose or respond to infiltration in real-time at all.

The information on the very real possibility of carhacking raises the question: was Michael Hastings’ car hacked? Is it possible that someone was trying to shut him up?

Michael’s Chilling Apprehensions During Last Hours

“This was not an accident.” In the immediate days leading up to his death, Hastings was sure that his car had been tampered with and was scared for his life. Photo credit: Lord Jim / Flickr

Hastings’ friends and family time and time again described him as “fearless.” In the week leading up to June 18, 2013, however, Hastings was panicked, and openly expressed concerns to his friends and colleagues that his Mercedes had been tampered with.

Hastings showed up at a neighbor’s apartment just 24 hours before his death and “urgently asked to borrow her Volvo,” saying that he was afraid to drive his own car but that he wanted to leave town, Hastings’ friend and neighbor Jordanna Thigpen told LA Weekly.

Sixteen hours before his death, Hastings alerted friends and colleagues, including WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson, that the FBI was investigating him.

“The Feds are interviewing my ‘close friends and associates,’” Hastings wrote to colleagues at Buzzfeed, at 12:56pm on June 17.

“Perhaps if the authorities arrive ‘BuzzFeed GQ’, er HQ, may be wise to immediately request legal counsel before any conversations or interviews about our news-gathering practices or related journalism issues. Also: I’m onto a big story, and need to go off the radar for a bit,” he wrote. He signed the email that he “hoped to see you all soon.”

“As soon as I got [that email] I was nervous my whole body was shaking, I had goosebumps,” friend Joe Biggs told WhoWhatWhy.

And then, at 4:20am on June 18, on Highland Avenue in Los Angeles, Hastings’ silver Mercedes C250 exploded and hit a palm tree. There were no apparent attempts to brake before the collision.

“The whole surrounding circumstances still eat away at me all the time,” Biggs told WhoWhatWhy. “A car doesn’t just have a flash underneath before it crashes. The neighbors said that they heard an explosion—a loud explosion—then the car hit the tree. If a car hits a tree, it will pin the engine going into the trunk of the tree into the base or frame of the car. Instead, the engine was ejected, at the path of travel, heading down the road,” he said.

“I’ve never seen an explosion like that,” Terry Hopkins, a former US Navy military policeman who served in Afghanistan, told WhoWhatWhy two years ago. “I’ve seen military vehicles explode, but never quite like that. Look, here’s a reporter who brought down a general. He’s sending out emails saying he’s being watched. It’s four in the morning and his car explodes? Come on, you have to be naive not to at least consider it wasn’t an accident.”

The Immediate Aftermath

In the days immediately following his death, the FBI promptly responded to inquiries from the press about whether or not Hastings had been under investigation—a rare instance of punctuality and seeming transparency from the agency.

“At no time was journalist Michael Hastings under investigation by the FBI,” said agency public affairs specialist Laura Eimiller.

This is clearly inconsistent with what Hastings himself thought and wrote about in the email to his friends and colleagues. VICE News investigative reporter Jason Leopold and MIT Doctoral Candidate Ryan Shapiro also thought the FBI’s official position was questionable. In 2013, Leopold and Shapiro spearheaded a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to open documents that could reveal whether or not Hastings was under investigation by the FBI.

The lawsuit revealed that the FBI had misled the public: Michael Hastings was on the FBI’s radar—if not under complete investigation—for “controversial reporting.”

“The FBI was investigating someone’s reporting. Clearly it wasn’t just isolated to Hastings, so… that’s a big fucking deal,” Leopold told WhoWhatWhy.

Investigating reporting threatens investigative reporting, Leopold believes. The revelation that law enforcement agencies will investigate journalists’ reporting has a “chilling effect on newsgathering and on the ability for journalists and sources to speak” Leopold said.

Leopold said he thinks that’s why even two years after Michael’s death there are still government officials investigating journalists. “Unfortunately,” Leopold said, “it’s really unclear what these government agencies are doing behind the scenes… That’s kind of scary.”

Possibility of Foul Play

Despite his misgivings about secret government activities, Leopold doesn’t necessarily think Hastings’ death was murder.

“I believe Michael Hastings died in a car crash, I want to make that clear, I have absolutely no thoughts about if there was anything suspicious.” Leopold said. “I’m well aware that people try to make the connection ‘oh he’s investigating Brennan and then he died,’ I’m not on that page.”

Similarly, Hastings’ wife, Elise Jordan, told CNN interviewer Piers Morgan that her husband’s death was a “tragic accident.”

Officials from the LAPD have also publicly stated that there had been no indication of foul play in their investigation of the crash, but, requesting anonymity, a family member of Hastings previously expressed dissatisfaction with the LAPD’s investigation to WhoWhatWhy.

“The LAPD has done a really sloppy job investigating his case, and they were hoping for a mother lode of drugs in his system. When they didn’t get it in the toxicology lab results (science!), they had to insert speculation throughout their field report to compensate for their lack of an investigation. It’s so irresponsible,” the family member wrote in an email.

Investigators did consider the possibility of suicide, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Department report, although Hastings was not known to have had any past suicide attempts or ideations, the report said. In response to the suggestion of suicide as the cause of death, friends of Hastings told WhoWhatWhy that they highly doubt it.

“No, he had a good family, he loved everybody in his family. I don’t think he would allow himself to do something like that because he knew that would affect so many people,” Biggs told WhoWhatWhy.

“The world lost a great reporter, he was a fearless journalist who had bigger balls than most people could ever imagine,” Biggs said. “I think the whole case should be revisited honestly.”

Architecture and Engineering Faculties of Five Major Universities Receive Explosive 9/11 Evidence

“Any time you can take the censors out of the equation and speak directly to the people you want to reach, the more control you have over the situation and the stronger the impact of your message will be.” — Andrew Steele

More than 1,200 packets containing the research papers of experts on the evidence for the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center were mailed to the architectural and engineering faculties of four Ivy League schools and a “public Ivy” university in a massive outreach campaign last winter, according to AE911Truth Public Relations Manager Andrew Steele, who spearheaded the effort.

Read more >> http://bit.ly/IvyCensors

Corporate Media Doublethink and the Bush-PNAC-9/11-Iraq Connection

Originally posted on Memory Hole:

pnac.org People involved in the 2000 PNAC report include Vice President Cheney, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, Cheney Chief of Staff Lewis “Scooter” Libby, UN Ambassador John Bolton, Image Credit: HistoryCommons.org

By James F. Tracy

“Doublethink,” George Orwell famously remarked, “means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”

The corporate news media similarly tend toward selective recall when approaching and interpreting crucial facts of national and world history. A recent example involves John Ellis “Jeb” Bush’s tentative May 10 admission that he would not have embarked on the disastrous invasion and occupation of Iraq had he possessed the information that his brother’s presidential administration willfully kept from the American public.

In fact, such information is but one small facet in an edifice of high crimes and subterfuge, including the George W. Bush regime’s complicity in…

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