Catholic Pope Threatened as the House of Cards is About to Crumble

It certainly feels like we’re on the brink of something, doesn’t it? 

And Holder? Doesn’t DOJ stand for ‘Department of Obstruction of Justice’?  ~ BP

 

July 6, 2014

by Tom Heneghan

UNITED States of America   –   It can now be reported that the U.S. NAZI Paperclip NSA occupation government in concert with the NAZI Paperclip dominated Opus Dei (a right wing branch of the Roman Catholic Church) is currently making physical threats against the current Catholic Pontiff Pope Francis.

Note: Both former NSA NAZI Chieftain Michael Hayden and former British Prime Minister and war criminal Anthony Blair are current members of Opus Dei.

Pope Francis is currently shutting down JPMorgan, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Deutsche Bank and Bank of England satellite banking activity that previously used the Vatican Bank to disguise derivative holdings and engage in money laundering.

Reference: The aforementioned banks used the satellite banking activity to use secret undisclosed trading platforms to engage in massive electronic computer-generated algorithm fraud on a nightly basis in the trading of world financial markets.

P.S. At this hour American patriot, current New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, is close to indicting current U.S. Attorney General (worldwide bank stooge) Eric Holder on charges of obstruction of justice in the matter of the cover up of JPMorgan’s role in the B&P financial scandal.

In closing, the worldwide banking cartel is within days of total collapse as recollateralization of derivatives is no longer operative.

There is NO liquidity left with proprietary accounts facing massive margin squeezes.

Catholic Pontiff Pope Francis greets Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin

 

British Humewood is broke with Aneko Credit, the current Pope and Vladimir Putin holding all the cards.

It is time!

 

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Texas Veterans’ Hospital Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate’: Whistleblowers

Thanks, Drake.

Can you think of any more despicable behaviour?

Send these criminals off to war for a few tours and give them a taste of what it’s like and let the chips fall as they may. Let them get body parts blown off. Let them experience cancer and other diseases resulting from chemical and bio-warfare. Let them have nightmares and flashbacks to the point they can’t sleep.  Let them live on mind-altering drugs to numb the pain and anguish. It’s only fitting. They’re basically playing Russian Roulette with veterans’ lives; playing God. They have no right.

See the source site for photos and videos.  ~ BP

Last week, President Obama pledged to address allegations of corruption and dangerous inefficiencies in the veteran’s healthcare system. But before the president could deliver on his pledge, the scandal has spread even further. New whistleblower testimony and internal documents implicate an award-winning VA hospital in Texas with widespread wrongdoing – and what appears to be systemic fraud.

Emails and VA memos obtained exclusively by The Daily Beast provide what is among the most comprehensive accounts yet of how high-level VA hospital employees conspired to game the system. It shows not only how they manipulated hospital wait lists but why – to cover up the weeks and months veterans spent waiting for needed medical care. If those lag times had been revealed, it would have threatened the executives’ bonus pay.

What’s worse, the documents show the wrongdoing going unpunished for years, even after it was repeatedly reported to local and national VA authorities. That indicates a new troubling angle to the VA scandal: that the VA may be incapable of finding violations of its own rules that are hiding in plain sight.

“For lack of a better term, you’ve got an organized crime syndicate,” a whistleblower who works in the Texas VA told The Daily Beast. “People up on top are suddenly afraid they may actually be prosecuted and they’re pressuring the little guys down below to cover it all up.”

“I see it in the executive’s eyes,” the whistleblower added. “They are worried.”

The current VA scandal broke in Phoenix last month, when a former doctor at a VA hospital there became the first whistleblower to gain national attention. The allegations made by the doctor of falsified appointments — and veterans dying while they waited for treatment — unleashed a wave of similar claims from VA employees nationwide. In Cheyenne, Wyoming, Chicago, and Albuquerque, more VA whistleblowers came forward claiming that the same fraudulent scheduling was being used in the hospitals where they worked.

The torrent of claims led to Senate hearings, calls for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign, multiple investigations and President Obama’s own public statement last week. But the root causes of the VA crisis have remained murky – until now.

There’s enormous pressure to report favorable wait times for VA patients, the Texas whistleblower explained, even if those wait times are completely false.

“If [VA] directors report low numbers, they’re the outlier. They won’t stay a director very long and they certainly won’t get promoted. No one is getting rewarded for honesty. They pretty much have to lie, if they don’t they won’t go anywhere,” the whistleblower added. Weighted more heavily than other performance measure, the wait time numbers alone “count for 50% of the executive career field bonus, which is a pretty powerful motivator.”

The whistleblower — who will alternately be called “the clinician,” referring to the job they have held with the Texas VA for almost a decade — asked to remain anonymous due to fear of losing their job or being otherwise punished for speaking out.

ANATOMY OF A FRAUD

The clinician has been alerting authorities to the wrongdoing at their facility for years but the corruption has persisted despite multiple reports and investigations by the VA’s inspector general.

The case of Dr. Joseph Spann, a recently retired doctor who reported malfeasance in the Texas VA system where he worked for 17 years, raises the possibility that official investigations may only be hiding the problems they were charged to root out.

After retiring in January of this year Spann sent a letter to VA investigators accusing a VA employee of manipulating patient wait lists to hide treatment delays for veterans. The rigged reporting scheme Spann described in his letter, which threatens veterans’ lives by delaying their treatment, is the same method that has been exposed in Phoenix, Cheyenne, Albuquerque and scores of other VA hospitals across the country.

According to Spann, Dr. Gordon Vincent, chief of radiology at Olin E. Teague Veterans Medical Center in Temple, Texas, didn’t just break VA policy by manipulating veterans’ appointments himself. He ordered VA employees across the state to engage in the same fraudulent practice.

The VA said it investigated Spann’s charges, and, after, finding nothing to substantiate the claims, cleared Vincent and the Texas VA.

But documents obtained by The Daily Beast appear to show Dr. Vincent doing precisely what Spann accused him of – the activities the VA said it could not substantiate.

In the above document, taken from the VA’s internal record system, you can see Dr. Vincent cancel an ultrasound appointment for a veteran suffering from cirrhosis. Vincent tells the doctor who submitted the original order to change the desired date  – the day the provider selected for the procedure based on their diagnosis and clinical judgement – citing the facility’s patient backlog.

Veterans are supposed to be seen within 14 days of their desired date, according to VA policy.

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Eric Holder Hospitalized after Faintness, Shortness of Breath & Reportedly Stepping Down

Gee, Hillary had her problems, too.  Fear has a way of doing that. Get over it. You’ll need to be at your best when you’re tried for crimes against Humanity in front of a non-corrupt judge of the People’s choosing. 

As someone on Facebook remarked, “I guess he received his ‘cease and desist’ order.”  ~ BP

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized Thursday after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath.

Holder is in “good condition” and is “alert” and talking with his doctors, Justice Department Director of Public Affairs Brian Fallon said in a statement:

During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, the Attorney General began experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath. As a precaution, the Attorney General was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo further evaluation. He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition. He is alert and conversing with his doctors. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

This is developing… Check back for more…

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And take a look at this. Darn right he’ll be stepping down—but not by choice!

You know, it really irks me that somehow they always manage to bring in the Democrat vs. Republican aspect of everything that happens in this country. Give me a break!

They’re all the same party—bought and paid for by the cabal—designed to make Americans think they actually have a choice, through elections designed to make Americans think they actually have a say in who is elected by the rigged electronic voting machines.  Same in Canada.  ~ BP

Reports: Eric Holder is Stepping Down

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Attorney General Eric Holder, long besieged by accusations of corruption and outright felonious behavior, has stated that he may step down in 2014 as the nation’s top alleged law enforcer. In an article with the New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin, Holder admitted that he intends to stay “well into” 2014, but in doing so, has once again fueled speculation that the Attorney General will be stepping down by year’s end.The Justice Department has worked to downplay the rumors and Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon tweeted, “Actually, most he said was he planned to stay well into ’14.”However, it seems that whether Holder is gone tomorrow or several months later, the fact remains that it appears that the scandal-ridden Attorney General is looking for the door—news that is sure to delight conservatives and others who favor officials abiding by the law.

Holder has been held in contempt of Congress for his role in the Fast and Furious scandal which left weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels and one border patrol agent, Brian Terry, dead. The contempt charge stems from Holder’s unwillingness to cooperate in the investigation before being cloaked in a flimsy pretense of executive privilege.

Holder’s Justice Department has been linked to corruption from the moment Holder entered the office. One of the first acts by the new Attorney General was to drop the case of two Black Panthers who intimidated white voters outside a voting station in Philadelphia in the 2008 presidential election. Holder’s Justice Department dropped the case during the sentencing phase.

It has been a rocky ride for Holder, but an even rockier ride for Americans who, perhaps naively, looked to the Attorney General to uphold the rule of law in America.

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Following a Wave of Banker Suicides, 3 Former Barclays Bankers Now Charged in LIBOR Scandal [video]

Finally!!! Bankster arrests and prosecutions as Barclays steps into the ring.

And it appears that the last JP Morgan exec to die in Hong Kong may have been an actual suicide. See the video below. I guess we could say he lived the way he chose, and died the way he chose. ~ BP

Melissa Melton | Activistpost | Feb 19th 2014

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Three former Barclays bank employees have now been charged with “conspiracy to defraud” in the continuing LIBOR scandal, bringing the total to 13 people charged in America and the U.K. It has been reported that three ex-ICAP brokers are next on the list for helping traders manipulate interest rates.

Three former Barclays bankers have been charged “in connection with the manipulation of Libor” interest rates, the Serious Fraud Office said.

The SFO alleges the three – Peter Charles Johnson, Jonathan James Mathew and Stylianos Contogoulas – “conspired to defraud between 1 June 2005 and 31 August 2007″.

They will appear at Westminster Magistrates court at a date to be confirmed. (source)

LIBOR is an interbank benchmark used to set the interest rates on trillions in loans all over the world.

The investigation into LIBOR’s deliberate manipulation began in 2008, and it has come to light that traders at various banks all over the world have benefited financially from turning in false interest rate reports since.

Thus far, Barclays and other mega banks including JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland have been forced to pay billions in regard to rigging interest rates.

The Wall Street Journal is also reporting that authorities in the United States, United Kingdom and EU are currently investigating a group of traders from various banks for manipulating Euribor, the euro interbank interest rate, as well.

The news comes on the heels of a rash of banker suicides.

Jan. 26, 2014
William Broeksmit, 58-year-old retired Deutsche Bank senior manager with close ties to co-chief exec. Anshu Jain, was found hanging dead at his home in London. It was reported as an apparent suicide. Police quickly declared that Broeksmit’s death was not suspicious.

Jan. 28, 2014
Two days later Gabriel Magee, 39, reportedly leapt to his death from the 33rd story of JP Morgan’s European headquarters in London sometime around 8 a.m. Magee was the bank’s VP in CIB Technology. His death was also quickly ruled “non-suspicious”. There was no indication Magee was going to kill himself at all. In fact, Magee’s girlfriend had received an email from him the night before saying he was finishing up work and would be home soon.

The London Coroner’s Office is set to hold a formal inquest into Magee’s death, but not until May 15th.

Jan. 29, 2014
Chief Economist at Russell Investments, 50-year-old Mike Dueker, was reported missing on Jan. 29. He was found dead off the side of a highway leading to Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington. A Pierce County detective said he may have jumped over a four-foot fence and fallen some 40-to-50 feet down an embankment in another apparent suicide. Although the detective maintained Dueker was having trouble at work, a Russell spokeswoman said Dueker was in good standing.

Dueker, a prior assistant VP and research economist for the St. Louis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, had worked at Russell for five years, during which time he developed a business-cycle index that forecast economic performance.

Feb. 3, 2014
Ryan Crane, a 37-year-old JP Morgan trading exec., was found dead in his Stamford, Connecticut home. He was an executive director, a rank above vice president, in the bank’s Americas Program Trading group. Cause of death is awaiting determination via toxicology report.

Feb. 4, 2014
57-year-old Richard Talley, former investment banker at Drexel Burnham Lambert and founder of Centennial, Colorado-based American Title Services, was found dead in his garage with eight nail gun wounds to his torso and head. They were reportedly “self-inflicted”. His company was under investigation at the time of his death.

Just last month, JP Morgan Chase, America’s biggest bank, admitted wrongdoing and was fined $461 million for willfully violating the Bank Secrecy Act in relation to Bernie Madoff’s multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme. “When JPMorgan suspected Mr. Madoff’s fraud, it focused on its own investment exposure and saved itself approximately $250 million. If it had given the same attention to its anti-money laundering responsibilities, it could have saved itself $2 billion, and potentially saved thousands of other fraud victims untold misery and loss,” stated Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery.

JP Morgan also owns over 60% of the total notional of all US gold derivatives ($108.2 billion).

While all these instances could be entirely unrelated in any way, others are wondering if the heat intensifying in the LIBOR scandal, the hint at other major interest rate scandals, and the rash of recent banker suicides is suggesting a bigger global financial implosion to come.

Melissa Melton is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared, and a co-creator of Truthstream Media. Wake the flock up!

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80 Retired Cops, Firefighters Charged in 9/11 Disability Fraud

The Tribute in Light is illuminated next to the Statue of Liberty, centre, and One World Trade Center, left, during events marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on September 10, 2013. (REUTERS/Gary Hershorn)

Thanks, Patrick.

Is there any end to the blatant disregard for what is right or wrong? Is money all that matters to some people? Do they have no conscience?

And when it involves those who are supposed to be revered, respected pillars of a community? Disgusting. (Oh, I see another used the same word to express his feelings in the article below.)

Someone needs to do a massive cleanup of of New York City. The Big Apple is putrid and stinks to high heaven.  ~ BP

NEW YORK – Eighty retired New York police officers and firefighters were charged on Tuesday in a suspected disability scam in which authorities said dozens of people falsely claimed to have been traumatized by the Sept. 11 attacks.

In all, 106 suspects were charged in a scheme that goes back to the late 1980s, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, whose office led the two-year probe.

“The total amount stolen from taxpayers could reach $400 million,” Vance said. Disability payments, pension liabilities and salary demands are among the financial pressures on municipalities that are struggling to balance budgets while maintaining basic services.

Prosecutors released documents that included images of a number of the purportedly disabled suspects engaged in activities such as jet-skiing, martial arts instruction and piloting a helicopter.

The case is reminiscent of a $1 billion disability fraud involving employees of the Long Island Rail Road who were accused of playing golf, shoveling snow or riding bikes when they claimed they were unable to work. After the scandal was first brought to light by a 2008 New York Times investigation, U.S. authorities charged 33 people, all of whom pleaded guilty or were convicted at trial.

In the more recent case, New York prosecutors said many of the suspects claimed U.S. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits of $30,000 to $50,000 a year for psychiatric ailments such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression that were so incapacitating they were unable to work – or, in some cases, even to leave their homes.

“The brazenness is shocking,” Vance said at a Tuesday press conference, referring to one suspect who officials said ran a martial arts studio. “So if you’re ‘disabled’ and running around running a judo studio, that’s brazen.”

By early Tuesday afternoon, officials said, 84 of the 106 were in custody, and most of the remaining 22 defendants were expected to surrender or be arrested. Investigators said they were still collecting evidence and more people could be charged.

Officials said four men masterminded the wide-ranging scheme, directing hundreds of applicants to the SSDI benefits program and teaching them how to feign symptoms of mental and psychiatric damage in order to obtain benefits to which they were not entitled.

“Since at least 1988, these men are charged with coaching hundreds of individuals on how to convince the Social Security Administration that (they) are unable to work at any job because they suffer a psychiatric condition and are, therefore, entitled to monthly disability payments,” Vance said.

The four men charged with organizing the scheme are a retired New York police officer, a police detectives’ union official, a pension consultant and an attorney, officials said.

Newly appointed New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who stood beside Vance at the news conference, said he could “only express disgust” at the actions of the suspects. He was especially irked that they invoked the suicide hijack attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 – also known as 9/11 – when nearly 3,000 people were killed.

“The idea that many of them chose the events of 9/11 to claim as the basis for their disability brings further dishonour to themselves,” Bratton said.

The 106 defendants are being charged with varying degrees of grand larceny and attempted grand larceny and face a range of jail sentences if convicted.

Defence attorneys for the suspects could not be identified on Tuesday.

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Everything is a Lie: The Deliberate Intent to Deceive People is at an All-Time High

I think it’s fair to say we’ll find little truth in the mainstream media—at least not about things that matter. Although there is a surplus of disinformation, misinformation and propaganda on the Internet, at least the truth is also there for those who care to look for it and are skilled in recognizing it.

 

From pollution to politics, the era of deception and duplicity has reached new heights and hijacked almost every form of media in the world. In the last frontiers for truth such as the internet, disinformation operations are in full swing to discredit and destroy any semblance of authentic and factual information available to the public.

How many more lies will people around the world accept as truth? Some say a global awakening is taking place, but at what cost? Will it take the destruction of most of the earth and its resources before people are enlightened?

The escalating media and political reports are so far fetched, cunning, and so beyond reality, it’s as if each is trying to top the other with one sinister plot after the next. To demonstrate the outright lies by national governments and the media, let’s take three examples from the last year alone, including the H1N1 scandal, airport body scanners and the BP oil disaster.

The H1N1 Scandal

Last year, the H1N1 scandal reached its pinnacle in the fall of 2009 when the world united on the internet with a consensus and practical understanding of the World Health Organization’s orchestratration to deceive the masses. From radio, internet, television, newspapers, magazines, outdoor posters, signage and promotions, you could not escape the flu hype campaigns so diligently pursued by all the malicious agendas at play who only wanted one thing – to promote a dangerous H1N1 vaccine. After hundreds of reports exposed the criminal activity by all levels of government, we left the same people in power to do it all over again.

According to preliminary reports, another round of pandemic vaccine campaigns are scheduled for the 2010/2011 season and they’re already underway. However, there appears to be a recombination that has changed the H1N1 lab created virus into a more lethal form and it is not a hoax, but it may be yet another CDC lab experiment.

The CDC has recently issued a Health Advisory in connection with two summer outbreaks of H3N2 in Iowa. Other reports from Russia and India indicate that a real epidemic may be upon us if the virus steadily recombines and acquires new genetics. Even though a new strain may have accidentally evolved in eggs, reassortment of H1N1-H5N1 has been a legitimate concern for years. The WHO first suggested the reassortment of H1N1-H5N1 in 2004.

If this is really the case, how will the public react after all the lies from health agencies who have sworn to protect us? Will they hype another vaccine and if so, will the public even respond?

Body Scanners

They’ve been approved all over the world and marketed as the next greatest airport scanning technology. The U.S., U.K., Russia, Australia, Europe and Canada have all installed airport body scanners which have potentially devastating health effects.

Many of these scanners are reportedly using terahertz (THz) waves, the radiation that fills the slot in the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and infrared. Evidence suggests that although the forces generated are tiny, resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication.

As the path toward rolling out wider use of whole-body scanners in U.S. airports ran through the White House, Obama expedited their deployment because the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) didn’t need legislation from Congress to start using the devices at any of the 560 U.S. airports.

The White House ignored all the scientific evidence presented which suggested negative health effects. Politicians and regulatory agencies then covered up the bad publicity on naked body scanners and focused on the presumed benefits under the guise of public safety.

Privacy commisioners and airport authorities have also insisted that there were no risks of images being stored or personal details being revealed to security screeners. Now there’s new evidence to show that the scanners can do just that.

According to a CNET report, another federal agency, the U.S. Marshall’s service, admitted that it had actually stored over 30,000 images recorded by a full-body scanner used at a Florida courthouse.

A watchdog group called the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) obtained over 100 of the images and states on its web site that, “The images, which are routinely captured by the federal agency, prove that body scanning devices store and record images of individuals stripped naked.” The group has filed a lawsuit to suspend the deployment of body scanners at airports.

EPIC also discovered that the TSA actually specified to manufacturers that the machines have the ability to send and store images. The TSA says that these functions are only for testing and training and insists on its web site that the airport body scanners are delivered to airports with storage and recording functions disabled.

Again, the upper levels of the echelon are caught lying and deceiving, yet they are still left to their own devices to further manipulate and continue misrepresenting facts to the gullible public.

 

BP Oil Disaster

When news unfolded about the April 20, 2010 BP oil disaster, it went from bad to worse. Instead of immediately mobilizing for action in the face of a massive public health threat, the response was to cover-up, deny and respond with ignorance. After all the public will always believe them, or so they thought.

The Obama administration, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, U.S. Coast Guard commandant admiral Thad Allen, energy and climate-change policy adviser Carol Browner, BP and all their contituents conspired to deliberately mislead the public from the inception of the disaster to present day. What’s worse is they all agreed to further disseminate toxins in the Gulf by spraying 1.8 to 2 million gallons of the neurotoxin Corexit which was exposed by over a hundred scientists, toxicologists and other experts who have unequivocally classified the irresponsible aerial spraying of the chemical dispersant as a large-scale, uncontrolled non-consensual human and environmental experiment is being conducted in the Gulf region.

The media was grossly censoring the extent of the devastation in the Gulf. The poisons–oil and corexit are destined to spread globally, but honest reporting was and still is restricted, and many independent investigators have been arrested. Read 30 Facts Evidencing that The Gulf Oil Crisis Was Planned.

On June 12, 2010, The Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) released “Risk of Global Climate Change By BP Oil Spill“, a document detailing how the BP spill may cause irreparable damage to the Gulf Stream global climate thermoregulation activity. Read Gulf Loop Current Destroyed: May Lead To Shut Down of Atlantic Thermoregulation, Rapid Cooling.

According to Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, an Italian theoretical physicist, and major complex and chaotic systems analyst at the Frascati National Laboratories in Italy, the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has stalled as a consequence of the BP oil spill disaster. Zangari notes that the effects of this stall have also begun to spread to the Gulf Stream. This is because the Loop Current is a crucial element of the Gulf Stream itself and why it is commonly referred to as the “main engine” of the Stream.

The concern now, is whether or not natural processes can re-establish the stalled Loop Current. If not, we could begin to see global crop failures as early as 2011.

Zangari’s assessment is based on daily monitoring of real-time data oceanographic satellite public data feeds called “Real-Time Mesoscale Altimetry” from the Jason, Topex/Poseidon, Geosat, Follow-On, ERS-2 and Envisat satellites.

These satellite feeds are captured and made publicly available by NASA, NOAA and by the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR) at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The CCAR is now being accused of scientific fraud and tampering of data directly associated with the events surrounding the Loop Current phenomenon and its current anomalies. Various reporters have spear-headed the charge including radio personality Dr. Bill Deagle who has featured Dr. Zangari on his radio show The Nutrimedical Report where he detailed the events leading up to the destruction of the Loop Current in the Gulf.

Dr. Zangari has stated that he will no longer use CCAR data due to its unreliability.

Organized and Professional Disinformation Operations

Well-funded and highly-organized disinformation operations are in full-swing throughout the internet. From forums to comment boards and even professional websites that have only one purpose: Defame, distract, and destroy the truth.

However organized, the tactics are very predictable in a world filled with lies and half-truths. This, sadly, includes every day news media, one of the worst offenders with respect to being a source of disinformation.

Disinformation campaigns are launched against those seeking to uncover and expose the truth and/or the conspiracy. The H1N1 scandal was a prime example of how hundreds of operations can be launched to sway opinions on the facts. For every fact-based article on the realities of the H1N1 vaccine, there were both very primitive and sophisticated counters on message boards, comment forums and hundreds of alternative and mainstream websites.

Stephen Barrett’s Quackwatch.com and supporters such as skeptic.org.uk and skepticblog.com are examples of websites which promote both synthetic and organic disinformation on almost any topic that does not concur with mainstream thought.

There are specific tactics which disinfo artists tend to apply, as H. Michael Sweeney has brilliantly detailed. Also included with this material are eight common traits of the disinfo artist which may also prove useful in identifying players and motives. The more a particular party fits the traits and is guilty of following the rules, the more likely they are a professional disinfo artist with a vested motive. People can be bought, threatened, or blackmailed into providing disinformation, so even “good guys” can be suspect in many cases.

A rational person participating as one interested in the truth will evaluate that chain of evidence and conclude either that the links are solid and conclusive, that one or more links are weak and need further development before conclusion can be arrived at, or that one or more links can be broken, usually invalidating (but not necessarily so, if parallel links already exist or can be found, or if a particular link was merely supportive, but not in itself key) the argument. The game is played by raising issues which either strengthen or weaken (preferably to the point of breaking) these links. It is the job of a disinfo artist to interfere with these evaluation… to at least make people think the links are weak or broken when, in truth, they are not… or to propose alternative solutions leading away from the truth. Often, by simply impeding and slowing down the process through disinformation tactics, a level of victory is assured because apathy increases with time and rhetoric.

It would seem true in almost every instance, that if one cannot break the chain of evidence for a given solution, revelation of truth has won out. If the chain is broken either a new link must be forged, or a whole new chain developed, or the solution is invalid an a new one must be found… but truth still wins out. There is no shame in being the creator or supporter of a failed solution, chain, or link, if done with honesty in search of the truth. This is the rational approach. While it is understandable that a person can become emotionally involved with a particular side of a given issue, it is really unimportant who wins, as long as truth wins. But the disinfo artist will seek to emotionalize and chastise any failure (real or false claims thereof), and will seek by means of intimidation to prevent discussion in general.

It is the disinfo artist and those who may pull their strings (those who stand to suffer should the crime be solved) MUST seek to prevent rational and complete examination of any chain of evidence which would hang them. Since fact and truth seldom fall on their own, they must be overcome with lies and deceit. Those who are professional in the art of lies and deceit, such as the intelligence community and the professional criminal (often the same people or at least working together), tend to apply fairly well defined and observable tools in this process. However, the public at large is not well armed against such weapons, and is often easily led astray by these time-proven tactics. Remarkably, not even media and law enforcement have NOT BEEN TRAINED to deal with these issues. For the most part, only the players themselves understand the rules of the game.

cont’d… Read the 25 Rules of Disinformation…