UPDATED: Valdai Discussion Club: World Order: New Rules or No Rules?

In Putin’s presentation, there is talk about how our many of our institutions are obsolete, and that one of the problems with the United Nations is that countries interpret things to satisfy their own vision(s). There is also discussion about the root cause(s) of terrorism and strife in the Middle East.

In the second presentation, three things are identified as needing change: security, financial systems, and constitutions. (Yes, really!) 

In the third presentation, the phrase “New Rules” is used, repeatedly.

Around the 1:50:00 mark, there is discussion of territories and borders that changed in various wars. We’ve heard rumours of political borders being redefined. Could this be precursor to redefining our borders? -LW


Putin lashes out at US, West for destabilizing world

Vladimir Putin lashed out at the United States and the West for destabilizing the world order of checks and balances for its own gains. He also accused the West of inflaming the situation in Ukraine and said Russia is not interested in building an empire.

The Russian President delivered a fierce broadside aimed at the United States in a speech for the Valdai Club in Sochi, which is an informal group of scholars. He hit out at Washington for behaving without regard to the rest of the world’s interests

“The system of international relations needed some changes, but the USA, who believe they were the winners of the Cold War, have not seen the need for this.”He added that the US has been trying to create the world “for their own gains.”The Russian President added that because of this, regional and global security had been weakened.

During his speech, Putin used the Russian version of the Latin phrase, “Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi” (what is allowed for god, is not allowed for cattle,) alluding to the double standards used by Washington.

 

US sponsoring Islamic extremism

Putin also touched on the issue of the growth of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and also accused the West of, “turning a blind eye,” to the encroachment of international terrorism into Russia and Central Asia. Putin believes the US has played a considerable role in sponsoring the growth of Islamic extremism, using the example of Washington’s funding of the Mujahidin in the Afghan-Soviet war in the 1980’s, which eventually gave birth to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

“It never ceases to amaze me how our partners have been guilty of making the same mistakes time and again. They have in the past sponsored Islamic extremists who were battling against the Soviet Union, which took place in Afghanistan. It was because of this the Taliban and Al-Qaeda was created,” the president added.

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) is the latest terrorist organization, which is destabilizing the world and Putin was scathing of countries that have been helping to fund the Islamist militants by buying cut price oil they are selling.

“Terrorists have been selling oil at really low prices and those countries who have been buying it and then selling it on, are financing terrorism, which will eventually come back to bite them,” the Russian President said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and former Chancellor of Austria Wolfgang Schussel during the final plenary meeting of the 11th session of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi October 24, 2014. (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and former Chancellor of Austria Wolfgang Schussel during the final plenary meeting of the 11th session of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi October 24, 2014. (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)

 

Putin all for Nuclear cuts

Relations between Russia and the US have been plummeting for months; however Vladimir Putin accused the US of using the EU to further its own gains against Russia. He hit out at the numerous sanctions that have been imposed on Moscow, saying, “This was a mistake, which has a knock-on effect on everyone.”

“The USA, which has implemented sanctions against Russia, is sawing at the branches, upon which they are sitting,” President Putin added.

The reduction of nuclear arsenals was another issue, which was high on the agenda for the Russian President and once again, he was not afraid of having a dig at Washington for their reluctance to cut the number of nuclear missiles. He mentioned that unfortunately many countries see the only way to preserve their sovereignty is, “To make a nuclear bomb.”

The reduction in nuclear arsenals was initially proposed by the Obama administration and Putin admitted it had potential, before talks about decreasing weapons stockpiles collapsed.

“Russia has been all for the continuation of talks about the reduction of nuclear arsenals,” and according to President Putin, “Moscow is ready for serious talks, but without “double standards.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the wrap-up session of the 11th Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi on 24 October 2014. (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the wrap-up session of the 11th Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi on 24 October 2014. (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)

 

Genie out of the bottle

Perhaps Putin’s harshest criticism was reserved for the West’s creation of color revolutions and “controlled chaos,” which he a likened to “letting the genie out of the bottle,” with particular reference to Ukraine.

“We have been trying to discuss the Ukraine issue with the EU for a long time, but we were told this was none of our business. They then put two countries against each other, which has led to countless destruction of infrastructure. When I asked why did they do this, they just shrug their shoulders and don’t have an answer,”Putin added.

President Putin made reference to the ‘Bear’ defending its territory to take a swipe at the US for its continued encroachment towards Russia’s territory. “He is considered the owner of the Taiga, but he, I know for a fact, does not want to go to a different climatic zone, as it is uncomfortable for him there. However, he will not give it to anyone else; I think that this should be clear,” he said.

The Russian President said that there is no truth whatsoever in claims from the West that Russia is interested in empire building and that Moscow is looking to destabilize the world order. With relations between Russia and the West at a very low ebb, Putin also hinted Russia will look to develop allies further afield.

“Russia has made its choice – we want to develop our economy and develop democratic values. We work with our counterparts in the Shanghai Cooperation, the BRICS union for example. We want our opinions to be respected likewise. We all need to be cautious to not make hasty and dangerous steps. Some of the players on the global front have forgotten about the need for this,” he said in another barb directed at Washington.

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Mind control: Orwell, Huxley, and Today’s Reality

We are able to see the architecture – the structural patterns – of each kind of mind-control regime. This can help us recognize precursors – signs that such a future is coming our way.

by Richard K. Moore

contributed by the author

Dystopian predictions

1984webIn 1984, George Orwell paints a picture of a dark, gray world. People are afraid to say anything contrary to the official party line, and surveillance is universal. Even thinking contrary to the party is a crime, and thoughtcrimes may be treated by radical psychological intervention. Information is closely controlled by the party media, and the historical record is routinely edited, so as to conform to the latest party statements.

By contrast, in Brave New World, Aldous Huxley paints a colorful, superficially pleasant world. Personal freedom of all kinds is encouraged, even to the point of being a cultural imperative. In the book a young boy is referred to a therapist, because he doesn’t want to play sex games with a girl classmate. An adult character is considered aberrant, because he is drawn toward a monogamous relationship. Drugs and distractions are readily available for mood enhancement.

Central to Huxley’s world is the abolition of the family. Sex never results in pregnancy, and embryos are grown in a production process, based on selected seed material. As part of the production process, an embryo can be fed or starved, at various stages of its development, so as to create classes of people (alphas, betas, etc) with differing levels of intelligence and skills. Quotas are set, regarding how many people of each class are going to be needed, and should therefore be produced.

Various kinds of conditioning are then used on infants in order to get them to accept their class, along with its prerogatives and restrictions, as being best for them. Children are raised on a communal basis, with no concept of parents, siblings, or family. From embryo to adulthood, the state has fine-tuned control over the development of the person, and of their thinking. In the resulting society, people behave as they were programmed to behave, and can’t imagine things being any different.

In Orwell’s world, wrong-thought (thoughtcrime) is detected and suppressed. In Huxley’s world, wrong-thought is unlikely to arise. Orwell’s world suppresses the individual; Huxley’s world manufactures the individual. In both cases, mind control – control over what people are able to think – is the strategy of the regime, as its means of social control generally. Orwell explores a brute-force approach to mind control, while Huxley explores a scientific approach.

The novels are useful because they each take one of these basic approaches to mind control, and follow its consequences to the end. If you really want to suppress what people think, you’d need to do A, B, and C. If you really want to program people, you’ve got to start when they’re born and do X, Y, and Z. We are able to see the architecture – the structural patterns – of each kind of mind-control regime. This can help us recognize precursors – signs that such a future is coming our way.

Echoes of Orwell

corporate newsConsider the world of mainstream journalists, in particular TV news anchors. There we have a world with echoes of 1984, where what is said must conform to the party line. Any thoughtcrime – such as an anchor commenting onscreen that he doesn’t buy the official story of 9/11, or he thinks Russia isn’t an aggressor – would be quickly punished by the equivalent of death – expulsion from the world of journalism.

Thus is maintained the Matrix, the story we are told about US benevolence, the existence of democracy, the sacredness of market forces, and all the rest. With control of major media in just a few hands, the party line can be always maintained, and current (or past) events can be interpreted within that framework. To do otherwise, for a news anchor, would be literally unthinkable. Huxley’s Ministry of Truth is at work in our world, but it is invisible, hiding away in the boardrooms of media conglomerates, and behind the doors of the White House press office.

The same kind thoughtcrime regime is operating in other arenas as well, where socially-sensitive topics are concerned. The peer-review process, and the editorial boards of the relevant journals, ensure that thoughtcrimes are suppressed, when it comes to concerns regarding genetic manipulation, pesticides, fracking, pharmaceuticals, radiation levels, etc. Again, the Ministry of Truth is invisible, residing high up in the chain of corporate boardrooms.

Flickr-Prison-Planet-AZRainmanEven though our society doesn’t resemble Orwell’s dystopia, his mind control methods are operating in very critical places, where the population’s ‘information’ is generated. And of course we do have universal surveillance, courtesy of the NSA, omnipresent CATV cameras, and cell-phone tracking. Big Brother is with us, but he stays behind the scenes, he sees all, and he decides what stories we will be told about the world by the mainstream media.

Echoes of Huxley

 Huxley wrote a review of 1984, where he talked about the two different future visions. He suggested that we might go through some kind of dark period, reminiscent of 1984, but he thinks such a regime would be unstable and transitional. He goes on to say that the scientific approach to mind control, based on programming people’s belief systems, would be the more sensible choice for a modern totalitarian society.

US Government research into scientific mind control began at least in the 1960’s, and has been ongoing. The first approach – the CIA’s Operation Mind Control – was heavy handed, reminiscent of 1984. This research involved giving people psychotropic drugs, along with post-hypnotic suggestions. Quite a bit could be (and has been) accomplished with these kinds of methods, along the lines of The Manchurian Candidate, but it didn’t provide a general solution: two much work was required to program people on an individual basis.

Research then shifted to cult creation. If people can be herded into cults of various kinds, cult dynamics themselves would serve the programming function. This provides a more wholesale approach to mind control, than the individual methods tried earlier. The CIA has never publicly claimed credit for this later research, but the experiments were very successful, including Reverend Jim Jones and the People’s Temple, and David Koresh and Waco.

In this kind of research, the first step is to identify a natural cult leader, who has already shown some success in gathering followers. Then the cult is given support of various kinds. Covert agents are sent in to join the cult, not only to observe and report, but also to provide organizational skills. Funds are channeled to the cult, and local police are warned off, so that the cult can grow unhampered.

In this way, researchers have been able to study how a skilled cult leader operates, how people are drawn into a cult, how loyalty is maintained, and how people can be pushed into extreme beliefs and actions. When everything had been learned that could be learned from a cult, the cult’s leader and members were then killed, so as to hide the evidence of what had really been going on in the experiment.

Cults and their uses

One of the first large-scale deployments of cult technology, informed by this research, was the creation of the Jihad movement by the CIA. The immediate purpose was to destabilize the Soviet regime, by tying it down in a quagmire in Afghanistan. This operation was quite successful. Since then, the Jihad cult movement – aka Taliban, Al Qaeda, Kosovo Liberation Army, ISIS, etc. – has proven to be an extremely useful tool for the purpose of destabilizing regimes, in pursuit of US geopolitical objectives. These destabilization operations in turn provide an excuse for direct US intervention, as we’ve seen recently in Libya and Iraq, and as we may soon see in Syria.

Cults generally have certain characteristics. There is usually a charismatic leader, who is able to inspire belief and loyalty in cult members. There is always a defining core belief system, that sets cult members off from outsiders, and which provides a strong sense of identity and purpose for members. There is typically an alleged ‘outside threat’ to the cult, which draws members together. There are actions and sacrifices required of members, which serve to bind them more tightly to the cult.  There are packaged arguments, that cult members are taught to employ, to repel attempts undermine the core belief system. These programming methods are very powerful, and typically intense deprogramming is needed to ply members away from a cult, once they have been thoroughly indoctrinated.

The society described in Brave New World is in fact a cult-based society. Each of the classes (alpha, beta, etc.) is a cult, and the programming begins at birth. No charismatic leader is needed, when so much control over programming is available. Each cult has its own core belief system, along with packaged arguments to maintain those beliefs. The required actions and sacrifices are simply the lifestyle which has been designed for each class. Such a society would tend to be stable, particularly since deprogramming efforts would be absent from the scene.

It is notable that Huxley’s world is not about a single cult, a uniform society, but rather about multiple cults. This makes for greater stability. Cult members have not only a model of what-to-be, they also have models of what-not-to-be. Each cult is more clearly defined, and drawn more into itself, by the existence of other cults. Being glad you’re not a beta is one of the reasons to be glad you are an alpha.

We see this same multi-cult dynamic operating in the US, in the divisiveness between liberals and conservatives. Liberals are kept in the fold by stories of conservative folly, and conservatives are kept in the fold by stories of liberal folly. In a propaganda-only system of control, there would be one party line for everyone. In this multi-cult system, there are two party lines, which we might characterize as CNN vs. FOX.

While the two party lines have many differences, in order to keep the two cults separated, they in fact share basic essentials in common. They both sustain the myth that state policy is a response to public sentiment, and they blame the other cult for providing support for the ‘bad’ policies. In fact US policy is made outside of government, by financial elites, and the state aims to control public sentiment, not respond to it. In this way we can see CNN and FOX as collaborators, sharing the common goal of hiding this fundamental truth from the people. The Democratic and Republican parties collaborate toward this same goal, using Congress as a stage, where they carry on a theater of divisiveness, providing the appearance of a democratic decision-making process.

The Barack Obama phenomenon provides an excellent example of cult tactics in action. Obama himself is obviously a natural cult leader, articulate and charismatic. He came onto the scene offering an inspiring core belief in deep reform, “The ground of politics has changed; Yes we Can!”. The dramatic effect was intense, as if we were witnessing the Second Coming. Campaign volunteers became the core of the budding Obama cult, and they were given lots of work to do, binding their identity to Obama and his professed mission. The McCain campaign was orchestrated to look like a dangerous threat by a rival cult, binding Obama supporters even more tightly.

The success of this mind-control operation was truly amazing. Obama in fact proceeded to carry on and expand everything Bush had been doing; the ground of politics hadn’t changed at all. But the cult binding was so strong that his support continued, by the very people who had hated Bush because of the same policies. Packaged arguments were put forward, to keep people in the cult, blaming Obama’s performance on Republican opposition – the standard divisiveness tactic. Even today there remain legions of Obama loyalists. Once bound to a cult, leaving becomes psychologically difficult.

Another example of mind control by means of cults is provided by global-warming hysteria. Al Gore played the role, at least temporarily, of cult leader, when he presented the core belief in CO2-caused climate crisis in his scientifically fraudulent, but very popular film,  An Inconvenient Truth. The growth of the cult was ensured by the fact that it then became a thoughtcrime in mainstream media and climate journals to question these core beliefs. Cult members are given things to do and sacrifices to make, like riding a bicycle and buying a Prius. They are given a packaged argument, that contrary views are nothing but the propaganda of an outside-threat: the evil petroleum industry.

This kind of mind control operation is much more effective than propaganda on its own. It’s not just that cult members believe in CO2-caused climate crisis, they believe they are fighting a battle against an enemy. They have been fully immunized against counter arguments to their core beliefs, and their only concern is to ‘save the planet’ by supporting anything that looks like it will reduce carbon emissions. Thus they are being led willingly down the garden path to a micro-managed society, as outlined in Agenda 21.

The ‘conspiracy theory’ meme

State control of public schools and mainstream media goes a long way towards programming people’s minds. But it is not enough, particularly in the era of the Internet. There are many sources available that thoroughly debunk mainstream propaganda, and by using those sources a large number of people have escaped, at least in part, from the mind-control regime. In Orwell’s world, the Internet would be banned. In our world, which is developing more along Huxley’s lines, other ways have been found to limit the ability of the Internet to undermine the mainstream narratives.

The ‘conspiracy theory’ meme was launched by the CIA in the wake of the JFK assassination. The official story was so full of holes that more and more people were beginning to doubt it. While the Warren Commission was busy writing its cover-up document, the public began to learn about the existence of ‘conspiracy theorists’. These are people, the story goes, who suffer from paranoid delusions, and sane people should pay no attention to anything they say. If someone even looks at any of those ideas, their own mental stability comes into question.

This mind-control tactic was very effective in marginalizing research into the truth behind the JFK assassination. Anyone who presented evidence contrary to the official story was automatically seen as ‘conspiracy theorist’. By scoffing at such evidence, without looking at it, you could demonstrate that you were mentally balanced. Thus logic and reasoning are banished from the scenario. Either you believe the official story, or your mental health is called into question.

Since then, the conspiracy-theory meme has been carefully nurtured and expanded by the mainstream party lines. This mind-control campaign has been very successful in immunizing the majority of the population against the revelations available on the Internet. Any story not appearing in the mainstream media must by definition be a conspiracy theory, and anything that sounds like a conspiracy theory should be scoffed at and ignored.

Thus for the majority of the population we have a tightly controlled, two-tier, mind-control regime. The thoughtcrime dynamic governs what the media says, and the conspiracy-theory dynamic immunizes people against other views. For the majority, the party line (either CNN or FOX) is ‘truth’, as in Orwell’s world, but without the need for Big Brother’s extreme methods.

By these mind-control methods, a bubble has been created, in which the majority does their thinking. Inside the bubble are the two party-line narratives, and outside the bubble the real world proceeds, invisible to those inside the bubble. It’s a very effective system. The more outrageous the real actions of the state, the more quickly the majority rejects revelations of those actions, as being outrageous conspiracy theories.

In some cases the FOX party line includes accurate revelations which would be thoughtcrimes in the CNN world. In such cases, the CNN world responds by classifying those revelations as  ‘right wing’ conspiracy theories. Unlike a propaganda-only system, where state crimes are always hidden, this multi-cult system enables the state to document its own crimes on conservative media, and know that the information will be disbelieved by the liberal cult. This system allows the truth to be hidden from some, through the act of revealing it to others. Very clever.

Mind control outside the bubble

While the majority may be inside the bubble, there is a large and growing number of people who don’t have faith in any mainstream party line, and who are open to considering the various ideas they find from Internet sources. The phrase ‘waking up’ is frequently used to describe the process of escaping from the bubble. More and more people are ‘waking up’ to the reality of false-flag events, routine government lies, the deep corruption of politics and the media, and the sociopathic central bankers who exercise the reins of power from behind the scenes.

However, the Internet is not being ignored by the state, and mind-control operations are underway there as well – designed for those who have ‘woken up’. Such operations are not aimed at moving people back into the bubble, rather they embrace the ‘awake’ ideas, aikido style, and then seek to direct the energy of the ‘awoken’ in ways that serve the state and its objectives.

An example of one of these outside-the-bubble mind-control operations, of the cult variety, is provided by the Zeitgeist Movement – which claims to be the “largest grassroots movement in the world with chapters in over 60 countries”. Peter Joseph is the charismatic leader of this cult, and he offers his set of core beliefs, backed up by persuasive evidence and arguments, in Zeitgeist: The Movie.

For those who are ‘awake’, the film is very powerful. It presents the essential truths about the world, without pulling punches, in a dramatic and compelling way. The film has gone through several versions over time, and the very first version went viral on the Internet as soon as it was released. To the ‘awoken’, it was a film of liberation, with the potential to wake everyone up and transform the world.

After the film was released, and after it gained a massive and enthusiastic audience, the Zeitgeist Movement was launched. Fans of the film flocked to join the movement, eager to ‘spread the gospel of truth’, and help ‘wake up the world’. They were joining an urgently-needed messianic cause, and this bound them to the movement, in the way cults always bind members. Peter Joseph was seen as a prophet figure, the articulator of the gospel, and the one who could lead the way to liberation – and this is more or less the textbook definition of a cult leader.

What these eager cult members fail to realize is that the very thing that attracts them to the movement also guarantees that the movement could never succeed in ‘waking up the world’. The core beliefs that are so liberating to the members are all seen as outrageous conspiracy theories inside the mainstream bubble. While members think they are pursuing a messianic cause, they are in fact a choir singing to itself, with Peter Joseph setting the tune.

The real purpose behind the cult is revealed in a press release on the movement website, entitled, ‘The Zeitgeist Movement defined: realizing a new train of thought’. Here Joseph expands the gospel, going beyond ‘revealing the truth’, and venturing into envisioning the transformed world that the movement aims to help create. Here are three key points from Prophet Joseph’s vision, with emphasis added:

2): The Scientific Worldview: The essay explores how the development of the scientific method has altered human perception and the critical importance of its recognition and larger order application, specifically with respect to the social system.
(5): The Case for Human Unity: This essay explores the reasoning for a unified global society along with tracing the source of national divisions and propensities for conflict. A relevant point is made regarding the advancement of technological warfare and how the dangers of keeping biased economic boundaries as we have could lead to rapid destruction as time moves forward.
(9): Market Efficiency vs Technical Efficiency: This essay argues the difference between true scientific (or technical) efficiency and the business practice of “market efficiency,” showing how the latter actually works against true economic optimization.

This is a prescription for a micro-managed global technocracy, under the control of a one-world government. Both the social system and the economic system are to be ‘scientifically optimized’ – which in fact means a world organized along whatever lines are set down by some technocratic bureaucracy, under the control of an enthroned global elite. In other words, Prophet Joseph is creating an enthusiastic constituency in support of the central bankers’ long-desired New World Order.

The Zeitgeist cult is an aikido masterstroke. It begins with the revelation that ‘evil bankers’ run the world, blending with the energy of the ‘awoken’, and then shifts that energy in a direction that serves the interests of those same ‘evil bankers’. Again, I must say very clever, very clever indeed.

Zeitgeist is only one example of a mind-control operation aimed at those who have achieved one degree or another of ‘awakening’. Numerous movements have been created, characterized by well-designed websites that tell some version of the truth, drawing in audiences with some specific focus of concerns, and which lead those audiences into useless or counter-productive activities.

In Huxley’s world, we see a scientifically designed society, tightly controlled by a full-spectrum mind-control regime, based on conditioning and cult dynamics. In today’s world, we see cult dynamics being used in a variety of mind-control operations, with cults customized for various constituencies both inside and outside the mainstream bubble. Huxley’s world has achieved stabilization by such means; in our world those means are being used to facilitate a transition – to a brave new world order that is likely to resemble Huxley’s in many of its essential features.

The demise of the family?

If the state can achieve full control over the raising of children, without parental interference, then quite obviously that would give the state the power to achieve a full-spectrum mind-control regime. Not only could the state design the society’s culture, it could tune that culture over time, by updating the conditioning process. If full-spectrum mind-control is the goal, then eliminating the family becomes a primary intermediate objective.

If eliminating the family is indeed an objective of the New World Order project, then it is by no means an easy objective to achieve. One would be hard-pressed to imagine an institution that would be more fiercely defended than the family, or to imagine a more painful experience than being separated from ones children or parents. Any campaign to achieve that objective would need to fly under false colors, not advertised as a campaign to eliminate the family, but rather as a campaign aimed at protecting the rights and welfare of the child.

It is in this light, I suggest, that we consider the many revelations that have emerged in recent years regarding child sexual abuse, and the existence of pedophile rings. In many of these cases we learn that the abusive activity have been going on for many, many years, as we see in the case of pedophile priests. Why is it that these longstanding activities have only recently been ‘discovered’?

If there is to be a strong campaign for the ‘rights and welfare of children’, there needs to be first a strong impression that their rights and welfare need protecting. Exposés of child sexual abuse serve that purpose very well. When you see a police drama, where abused children are rescued by noble cops from drug-addicted parents, you are are getting images of a benevolent state, and a social milieu that requires intervention. It becomes a template that can be expanded on as time goes on. And of course there are the interminable ads, where a neglected child sits alone at home (black and white film for effect), fearful and hungry, and you can donate $3 to some child-protection agency.

I don’t recall the link, but I came across a webpage from a UN agency, promoting the virtues of children raised ‘alternatively’. These are children raised as a group, sans parents, reminiscent of Huxley’s scenario. Supposedly these children were ‘more creative’, and showed other positive signs. How very nice. Another good-intention-stone along the garden path to the demise of the family.

Last year, 2013, in both Ireland and New Zealand, constitutional amendments were adopted, declaring that the rights and welfare of the child are paramount, trumping any rights that might be claimed by a child’s parents. In Ireland, a court challenge was immediately launched, based on the fact that the government had illegally campaigned for the referendum that approved the amendment, when by law the government should have been neutral. The challenge was, not surprisingly, rejected by the courts. There is no specific formula in these amendments as to what defines the rights and welfare of children, leaving it up to the discretion of the state, as to when intervention in the family might be appropriate.

As economic conditions worsen, under the screws of austerity, privatization, and eliminated social services, it will become a struggle for an increasing number of parents to feed, clothe, and house their families. It would be all too easy for the state to mandate a ‘minimum level of acceptable conditions’, and take children wholesale into care, based on ‘economic profiling’. That’s just one possible scenario, but it’s the kind of scenario it seems we are being prepared for.

rkm.port.irlAbout the author:
My career was in the Silicon Valley software industry. In 1994 I retired from that and moved to Ireland to begin my ‘real work’. Ever since then I’ve been trying to understand how the world works, and how we can make it better. This website is a portal onto my research and thinking since I moved to Ireland. More about my background.

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JP MORGAN GOLD INVENTORIES: Fall A Stunning 33% In One Day (10 tonnes)

Holy Cow! 321,500 oz of gold has a market value of roughly $400 million… Who on earth withdrew that much gold?  


 — Posted Friday, 24 October 2014 | 7 CommentsBy Steve St. Angelo, SRSrocco Report

As the increasingly volatile stock markets bounced back higher today,  JP Morgan experienced one of the largest withdrawals of gold from its inventories this year.  In just one day, a stunning 321,500 oz of gold (10 metric tons) were removed from JP Morgan’s Eligible inventories.

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Total gold inventories at JP Morgan fell 33% from 983,693 oz yesterday, to 662,193 today.  Of course, this had to come from JP Morgan’s Eligible inventories, because there are only 176,436 oz of gold in their Registered inventories.

You will notice, that the amount is exactly 321,500 oz (10 metric tons) to the TEE… and as Harvey Organ and Bill Holter have commented, it’s extremely rare for a gold bar or series of gold bars to equal exactly 10 metric tons.  Instead, we should see a fraction of an amount shown as an example in the MANFRA, TORDELLA & BROOKES gold transfer of 29,752.630 oz from the Registered category to Eligible.

Looks like this transfer was LEGIT as we can see the fraction of 0.630 oz shown in the transfer.  I gather JP MORGAN feels that it doesn’t need to be bothered with accounting for these silly fractions, when they have to deal with much larger numbers such as the $70 trillion of Derivatives on their balance sheet.

It will be interesting to see if this 10 metric ton gold withdrawal from JP Morgan becomes an entry in one of the other Bank’s vaults in the next day or so.  Or maybe, it’s on its way to CHINA or INDIA.  Either way… just another interesting data point taking place as the broader stock markets continue to CONVULSE up and down like someone suffering from a HEART-ATTACK.

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Anonymous Photos Taken 15 Minutes Prior to Ottawa Shooting

An apparent eyewitness who works at the Parliament Building tells his/her account of events unfolding under his/her office window.

View from Parliament Building, 9:30 AM

“I’m a legislative assistant, Here is the view outside my office at 9:30 AM, (about 15 minutes before the ‘crazed’ gunman). Just a shit ton of cops hanging out by west block for no reason.”

“I know two things they aren’t telling the press/public. Hopefully, you dipshits will take this seriously because my career is on the line.”

“If you see/hear that a legislative assistant died, had an accident, committed suicide whatever I’d like to say for the record that I’ve never wanted to kill myself. I take my job serious, but I ask honest questions.”

“Wednesday’s there are events hosted at parliament, and security is slack. There was no need for all these police at parliament this morning pre-shooting incident. Nobody (pm and opposition leaders excluded) of great significance was scheduled for today.”

“Further, blowing up the west end’s transmitter should just make people angry, not dependent on the government. I feel like if we don’t stand up right now, we will be baited into losing everything because of ISIS.”

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Canadian Authorities Ran War Game Drills Depicting ISIS Attack Scenarios

It didn’t take long for evidence of drills surrounding the Ottawa shooting to surface, did it? At the same time, bill C-13 quietly passes from the House of Commons to the Senate, which would make warrantless surveillance legal. Do these things surprise you? -LW


Global Research, October 24, 2014

Joshua Blakeney has pointed out that Adrienne Arsenault of CBC reported last night that in the weeks leading up to the two so-called ‘terror’ incidents that took place this week in Quebec and Ottawa Canadian authorities had been running war games exercises depicting such attacks.

The relevant commentary starts at 1:52 of the video below:

According to Arsenault,

They [Canadian authorities] may have been surprised by the actual incidents but not by the concepts of them. Within the last month we know that the CSIS, the RCMP and the National Security Task Force … ran a scenario that’s akin to a war games exercise if you will where they actually imagined literally an attack in Quebec, followed by an attack in another city, followed by a tip that that ‘hey some foreign fighters are coming back from Syria.’ So they were imagining a worst case scenario. We’re seeing elements of that happening right now. … [Canadian authorities] may talk today in terms of being surprised but we know that this precise scenario has been keeping them up at night for awhile.

What an amazing coincidence that Canadian intelligence ran a drill envisioning an attack first in Quebec, then another city. On Monday October 20 a man identified as Martin Rouleau supposedly ran over two Candian soldiers with his car in a mall parking lot in the city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in Quebec. And yesterday, as we know, one soldier was gunned down in Ottawa followed by a siege on the parliament itself. Authorities and media are claiming that both suspects were converts to Islam who had become “radicalized.”

What are the chances that these mock terror drills are just a coincidence? In nearly every instance of a major terrorist occurrence in the West, it has been revealed that intelligence services were conducting war games exercises mimicking the very events that later come to pass. On the day of the London subway bombings in 2005 British authorities ran drills depicting the exact attack scenario that transpired later in the day. On 9/11 multiple US agencies were running drills simulating jet hijackings. And now we have confirmation that Canada’s intelligence services were doing the same thing.

It has also been revealed that both suspects in the two incidents this week were being monitored by both US and Canadian intelligence for some time prior to their alleged attacks.

Non-Aligned Media will continue following this story as more information comes out.

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Massive sunspot spewing destructive flares aligning with Earth

There could be some extraordinary solar activity in the next few days. Some people are concerned about an X-Class flare knocking-out our power grid. Others believe that our galactic friends will see to it that such a disruption does not happen. Have you noticed the large sun spot, described in this article? -LW


Direct hit would devastate nation’s infrastructure

Published: 13 hours ago

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WASHINGTON – A dark sunspot cluster on the sun said to nearly the size of the planet Jupiter is coming into alignment with Earth

AR2192, estimated to be 80,000 miles wide, is said to be spewing powerful solar flares in the most extreme X-range, some 14 times the size of Earth.

The Solar Dynamics observatory of NASA has been observing the sunspot as it has increasingly come into alignment with Earth.

The flares create beautiful auroral displays at high latitudes. But in a direct hit on Earth, the high electromagnetic energy particles produced could knock out all vulnerable electronics.

In recent days, the sunspot already has emitted two X-class flares that have caused some high-frequency radio blackouts around the globe.

According to Spaceweather.com, there’s a “95 percent chance of M-class flares, and a 55 percent chance of X-flares” over the next few days.

Since coming more in alignment with Earth, however, AR2192 has not emitted any such flares.

In the case of the United States, the already vulnerable electrical grid system would be especially vulnerable to a direct hit, affecting all life-sustaining critical infrastructures that depend on the grid to function.

The most immediate impact could be on communications, automatic control systems for pipelines, banking, financing, transportation, emergency services, transportation, delivery of food and water, and space systems.

NASA and the National Science Foundation has stated that a direct hit from a solar flare of this magnitude would cost the U.S. alone more than $2 trillion in the first year, knocking out the massive transformers that send electricity across country. It could kill up to 90 percent of the U.S. population due to starvation, disease and secondary fires and explosions due to the absence of the critical infrastructures.

Its effect would be most telling in the nation’s urban centers.

The effect of solar flares is especially acute now because the sun is approaching what is called its zenith, or solar storm maximum, as part of an11-year cycle that began in 2008.

The sunspot reflects intense magnetism, which bursts from the sun’s interior

Coincidentally, this month marks the 11th anniversary of the Halloween Solar Storms. In October and November 2003, a series of flares struck Earth, generating large auroras that caused satellite damage.

Aircraft had to divert away from the polar regions due to communications outages, and astronauts on the International Space Station had to seek shelter in a well-shielded portion of the craft.

“Solar activity is high,” according to Spaceweather.com “Remarkably, not one of the explosions so far has hurled a significant (flare) toward Earth. The primary effect of the flares has been to ionize Earth’s upper atmosphere, causing a series of short-lived HF radio communications blackouts. Such blackouts may be noticed by amateur radio operators, aviators and mariners.”

It warned, however, that Earth-effects could increase in coming days.

“AR2192 has an unstable beta-gamma-delta magnetic field that harbors energy for powerful explosions and the active region is turning toward Earth,” the Spaceweather.com announcement said.

NOAA forecasters estimate an 85 percent chance of M-class flares and a 45 percent chance of X-flares during the next 24 hours.

“Because the sunspot is so large – not about as wide as the planet Jupiter – people are beginning to notice it at sunset when the sun is dimmed by clouds or haze.”

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Canadian Secret Services Issued Warning Two Weeks Before Shooting

Canada’s Research Centre for Globalization’s Julie Levesque calls-out Prime Minister Harper as Canada’s #1 terrorist. She examines who is really behind “terrorism” and further declares “The Coalition” in Iraq/Syria as illegal bombing. An excellent interview! -LW


Ottawa shootings have already been linked to Islamist threat. How come the connection is made without even waiting for investigation results? Radio VR is discussing it with Julie Lévesque, Canadian journalist and Researcher.

A gunman attacked Canada’s parliament on Wednesday, firing several shots near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking.  The PM was safe, but a Canadian soldier at a nearby war memorial was killed.

Mr. Harper was quick to link the shooting to Islamist threat. He said the attack would prompt Canada to redouble its efforts to fight against “terrorist organizations” abroad. Canada has recently announced it was joining the anti-ISIS coalition.

The CNN quoted US sources as saying “The suspect in Wednesday’s shootings in Ottawa had “connections” to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to fight in Syria, multiple U.S. sources told CNN on Thursday”.

However, why the PM and the media would be so quick in drawing the connection without waiting for the investigation results?

Radio VR is talking about Ottawa shootings and the global war on terror with Julie Lévesque, Canadian journalist and Researcher at the Centre for Research on Globalization in Canada:

I think that right now it is really too early to say anything about the motives of the shooters. We don’t really know. What we are being told by the media, and I think that is important, because from the beginning the media…and I have to remind your listeners that prior to the shooting at Ottawa yesterday, there was another shooting two days before in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, in Quebec, which is where there is a big military base. One military killed. He was ran over by some guy, who, we are being told, was radicalized Muslim – someone who had converted to Islam a year ago. And I think, I’m not sure, I would have to verify that, but the shooter in Ottawa, apparently, was also a converted Muslim. And he also happens to be the French Canadian.

Like I said, it is too early to tell what the motives were, but the media was very quick to point to self-radicalization over the Internet, Islamic terrorism. That’s what they were saying immediately. So, what the consequences of those two attacks are is that people are calling for increased security measures. Some people are even calling for the restrictions of liberties. They are saying – oh, these people should not have access to the Internet. Some people should not have access to Facebook.

I was told that there was sort of a study that is kind of being established in Canada right now. Some people are being told by the police that they have to remain vigilant. And that’s what the media and the authorities have been saying for the past few months as well, that the Canadian citizens need to remain vigilant and we need to be suspicious of any suspicious activity. Clearly, what they are saying is that you need to be suspicious of Muslims. That’s not what they are saying, but that’s what it implies, because we keep talking about radical Islam and things like that.

So, I think the effects are that we are seeing increased security measures, there is a fear campaign going on and we are asking the citizens to be suspicious of one another, especially suspicious regarding the Muslim community.

This situation is not exactly typical for Canada. I mean, we are kind of accustomed to random shootings in the US, but Canada was different, wasn’t it?

Julie Lévesque: Yes, and that’s the thing. And what I find suspicious in those two attacks is that for months now we are being told by the authorities that – oh, there is a very real threat of a homegrown terrorism. Two weeks ago the RCMP (the Royal Canadian Mounted Police) and the CSIS (the Canadian Security Intelligence Service) were in the Parliament and they were saying that – yes, we have like 63 inquiries about 90 people that we think might be plotting terrorist attacks. That was two weeks ago.

And in the summer there was also a report in the National Post about a study by the intelligence services in Canada, where they were saying that they were expecting attacks in Ottawa, because it is the place where you have federal institutions, you have a lot of embassies and they were expecting small-scale attacks, lone shooters and things like that.

And what we were being told by the RCMP yesterday, was that – oh, the attack took them by surprise. I find that very surprising, since they had a study saying that they were expecting that kind of attack. So, it is very foggy as we speak. We don’t know. It could be a false flag. I’m not saying that that’s what it is, but it could very well be.

In the past the Canadian security services have been issuing threats against the Canadian citizens. They had informants who were infiltrated into the Muslim community and they were issuing threats against the Canadian citizens, saying that – yes, there were going to be terrorist attacks. And these people were working with the Canadian security services.

And I think we have to ask at this moment – who benefits from these attacks. It is not the Muslim community, it is not ISIS or some kind of terrorist organization that’s benefitting from this, it is the Canadian Government, which is very militaristic and it is right-wing, and their allies in the ME. We know that the Canadian Government is very pro-Israeli. And I have to say that the number one terrorist right now in Canada is Stephen Harper, because Mr. Harper has no respect whatsoever for the international law.

Mr. Harper supports the illegal occupation in Israel, its colonial regime. They support the neo-Nazi unelected Government in Ukraine. Like I said, with no respect whatsoever to the international law they have been bombing Libya. And we are asking people in the media, we are asking experts where does the ISIS come from. And then, some of them will say – well, you know, it is a byproduct of an illegal occupation in Iraq, you know, when the Americans left, they created a mess.

And yes, the Americans are responsible for that and they have supported clandestine operations in the ME as well. For a long time they’ve been supporting that. We’ve been helping terrorists in Libya, the revolt in Libya or the so-called popular uprising that began in Benghazi. And there was a study in 2007 from the West Point Military Academy in the US, which was saying that Benghazi was the haven in the ME for terrorists, for jihadists.

And we ended up helping these people take control of Libya. And what is happening is that the weapons that were in Libya have been flowing to some terrorist organizations. And we’ve also been helping the jihadists and terrorists in Syria; we’ve been helping them for a long time. Like I said, we – it is mostly the US and their allies in the ME, but Canada has been supporting that all along. So, if there is one person in Canada who should be arrested right now, it is Mr. Harper.

But if we come to look at that over the past years, as soon as the global antiterrorist campaign was launched, the situation with the global terrorism started to deteriorate.

Julie Lévesque: Absolutely! And this is what is crazy about this whole situation. It is that we are trying to find out how we can eradicate terrorism. Well, first of all, if we stopped intervening militarily everywhere in the world, if NATO and the US and their allies stopped intervening everywhere in the world militarily, without regards to the international law – that would help, because the studies have shown… and there is a really interesting study that I would refer your listeners to. I don’t have the title with me, but I’ll just read one sentence to you. “The new research provides strong evidence that suicide terrorism, such as that of 9/11, is particularly sensitive to foreign military occupation and not Islamic fundamentalism or any ideology.”

And now we are being told that the reason for the shooting in Ottawa and the attack in Saint-Jean are due to radicalized individuals, and it is due to the Islamic extremism and Islamic terrorism, and the fundamentalist ideology. It is not true! The cause of terrorism is occupation and the war on terrorism itself has proven to increase terrorism. So, we are trying to solve a problem by its cause. We shouldn’t be intervening militarily to stop terrorism, because that’s what breeds terrorism. It is completely crazy!

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What do we do? Is there anything we could do about that?

Julie Lévesque: First of all, this US-led coalition that is attacking Iraq and Syria at the moment, to which Canada participates, this is illegal. It is an illegal bombing. So, that should stop. And the first thing we should do is stop supporting terrorism, because that’s what’s been happening in past few years: we’ve been supporting radical jihadists in the ME and now we are complaining that there are organizations like ISIS that are emerging. It makes no sense!

Moreover, saying that ISIS in fact emerged as a strong organization in Iraq, it is not exactly true: it was created in Iraq, but then it moved to Syria. And it was in Syria, where it got most of its resources, because the West was indiscriminately arming and supporting those anti-Assad forces. 

Julie Lévesque: Absolutely! And the goal of the military intervention right now, so-called against ISIS, it is not against ISIS. The goal is to remove Bashar al-Assad. And even the Saudi Prince said so. He said – I hope that this is the first step to the removal of Assad. That’s clearly the goal. They are not fighting against ISIS. I mean, if we look at the facts, they are bombing grain silos and killing civilians, and bombing even empty buildings. Right at the beginning of the bombings, they were bombing empty buildings. So, the ISIS, they have been tipped off. They knew where it was going to be bombed.

And once again, it does resemble the 9/11, because 9/11, willingly or not,  was used as a pretext. At that time there was Al Qaeda, now it’s ISIS…

Julie Lévesque: Absolutely! Yes, but Al Qaeda was the creation of the US and they admitted – yes, we created AL Qaeda. Even Hilary Clinton said it, that they created Al Qaeda. I mean, it is a pattern. If you look at the history, how many times did the US use terrorist organizations, death squads in Latin America? So many death squads were used. If you think of the contras, for example, in Nicaragua – these people were armed and financed, and trained by the US. I mean, it is a pattern.

“National Interest” has run a story, saying the US foreign policy has been incompetent and the two presidents – Mr. Obama and Mr. Bush – are misguided.

Julie Lévesque: No, it is intended to be this way. I mean, if you look at just this document from the Project for a New American Century, where they are saying that to keep its global domination the US needs to be implicated in multiple theatre wars in the ME. What is happening right now, it is exactly that. And also, one thing that we have to keep in mind is the Yinon Plan for Greater Israel, the goal of which is to destabilize all the opposing Arab countries, such as Iraq. The goal is to destabilize these countries and Balkanise the ME, so that Israel can emerge as the regional dominant country.

So, the US policy in the ME and the Canadian policy in the ME, it is not misguided, these people are not stupid. They would like us to think that they are stupid, but it is intended to be this way, it is planned this way. This is what they want.

True! But it backfires.

Julie Lévesque: I’m not into that backfiring theory. Yes, it can, sometimes we need to be cautious with these backfiring things. Like we were told shortly after 9/11 that – oh, Osama Bin Laden, yeah, he turned against us. Yes, he was the CIA asset, but he turned against us. And then, we learnt shortly after that, well, actually, Osama Bin Laden was working for the US until the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Like I said, the experts are saying – oh, well, in Iraq the ISIS came out of bad US policy, an unjustified war in Iraq, that’s the result of that. And what they are proposing for an answer to that and to solve the problem is the problem itself. They are suggesting that we go back with the military. It makes no sense!

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NY, New Jersey quarantining travelers from W. Africa

Light Worker 29501:

“You have Ebola because we say so. We need to keep you in isolation for 21 days”
How can they do this without consent of the individual?

Originally posted on Jon Rappoport's Blog:

NY, New Jersey quarantining travelers from W. Africa

by Jon Rappoport

October 24, 2014

NoMoreFakeNews.com

A health worker who treated so-called Ebola cases in West Africa has been locked in an iso ward of a medical facility for 21 days, after she arrived back in New Jersey.

She had no symptoms—but after being put in isolation, she developed a fever.

Many people would.

This is now official emergency policy for New York and New Jersey.

Contact with someone who “has Ebola”=21 days in lockdown.

This is where the irrelevant diagnostic tests come in. That quarantined person, registering positive on an antibody or PCR test, will be labeled “Ebola”—even though the tests say nothing about Ebola, as I’ve described in past articles.

The next step will be locking people up for 21 days, if they came into contact with someone who “might have” Ebola.

Then we could see…

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