Friday, July 19, 2019

False Flags and Fake Reality

by Gordon Duff, New Eastern Outlook:

Years ago, the terms “false flag” and “conspiracy theory” went hand in hand. Suggesting that a government would stage an attack on its own people or attack an ally and blame it on a “third party” was unthinkable.

This is despite the glaring fact that “false flags” have been going on since before biblical times and have been a part of every nation’s policy. Intelligence agencies exist to do little else, they plan and execute false flag attacks to influence policy and set the course of events, based on analysis. This is, in fact, their greatest single tool, and one used most often.

Today, this is no secret. Except for areas where press is tightly controlled, the US, Canada, Britain and France, that control itself a “conspiracy theory” based on inexorable truths, volumes of facts, analysis any child could do, false flag terrorism is now the fodder of government pronouncements and investigative journalists.

Media Completely Ignores New FBI Info Suggesting Paddock Was a Vegas Arms Dealer

by Rachel Blevins, The Free Thought Project:

Stephen Paddock sent a series of emails suggesting that he was part of a group selling “a huge selection” of weapons in the Las Vegas area.

New details have been released from the FBI’s investigation into the Las Vegas Shooting, and the information from suspect Stephen Paddock’s email account in the months leading up to the shooting is giving new insight into why he may have been hoarding two dozen guns in his hotel room.

The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was blamed on one man within hours, and the FBI has consistently claimed that Paddock was a “lone wolf” shooter who intentionally transported an arsenal of guns, ammunition, and supplies to his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, and then unleashed barrage of gunfire from the bedroom window that killed 58 people and injured more than 500.

While the surveillance footage from Paddock’s stay at the hotel has yet to be released, the newly unsealed court documents are finally giving some insight into his conduct in the months leading up to the shooting on Oct. 1.

An email exchange from centralpark1@live.com, a Microsoft account FBI agents claimed was used by Paddock, was included in an affidavit reported by NPR. The date was July 6, 2017—about three months before the shooting—and while the FBI noted that it is unclear who is behind centralpark4804@gmail.com, the email account Paddock was contacting, the information included is significant.

“…[centralpark1@live.com] sent an email to centralpark4804@gmail.com which read, ‘try an ar before u buy. we have huge selection. located in the las vegas area,’ Later the day, an email was received back from centralpark4804@gmail.com to [centralpark1@live.com] that read, ‘we have a wide variety of optics and ammunition to try.’ And lastly, [centralpark1@live.com sent an email to centralpark4804@gmail.comthat read, ‘for a thrill try out bumpfire ar’s with a 100 round magazine.’ Investigators believe these communications may have been related to the eventual attack that occurred at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.”

In the first message, Paddock claimed that the recipient would have the opportunity to try out the weapons before they purchased them. He then wrote “We have huge selection,” indicating that he was not working alone, and he said he was located “in the Las Vegas area.”

While Paddock did live in Mesquite, Nevada, and reports claimed that he was a retired man living with his girlfriend, he made trips to Las Vegas often to gamble, and those who knew him described him as “low key and relaxed, a good guy.” His past included jobs with the IRS and the Department of Defense.

However, the email exchanges released by the FBI indicate that Paddock was presenting himself as some sort of arms dealer, sending an email that said, “for a thrill try out bumpfire ar’s with a 100 round magazine.”

The email address Paddock was contacting responded and said, “we have a wide variety of optics and ammunition to try,” which as the report noted, left investigators wondering if Paddock was sending test emails to another account he owned, or if he was contacting another dealer or a customer.

Federal agents were granted warrants to search Paddock’s Facebook, Instagram and Amazon accounts, along with a locked phone that was found in the hotel room. These details are the first that have been released from Paddock’s online communications, and the documents also include significant details about what the FBI has learned about Paddock’s girlfriend.

Within hours of the time police named Stephen Paddock as the suspect in the shooting, his girlfriend Marilou Danley was also named publicly. Authorities claimed she was visiting family in the Philippines, and they ultimately determined that she was not complicit in the massacre.

In addition to reports claiming that Danley told investigators that her fingerprints may be on some of the bullets stored in Paddock’s home—and they were—the report from NPR also noted that the timeline of Danley’s Facebook account suggests that she knew Paddock was involved in something.

Read More @ TheFreeThoughtProject.com

Whoops! Weather Channel Caught in Fake News Scam — Wind-Blown Reporter Did Not Expect Kids in Shorts to Spoil Shot (VIDEO)

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by Brock Simmons, The Gateway Pundit:

CNN’s latest challenger for the World Fake News Championship appears to be the Weather Channel. “Reporter” Mike Seidel was broadcasting live from Wilmington, NC, as the storm was moving in. You can see him bravely battling the wind gusts as he proclaims, “This is about as nasty as it’s been.”

There’s just one problem.

Two guys start strolling by in the background, casually walking along as if there’s nothing more than a slight breeze.

From “Fake News” to Fake Economics: Nobel Prize Committee Rewards a Faker

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by Harley Schlanger, Rogue Money:

Media censorship and outright lying as a means of social control are not new tactics, as there is a long history of oligarchs using control of media and education to keep people ignorant of the events and processes which shape their lives, making it easier to control them.  The British Empire has survived by employing such measures.  The ability to sustain authoritarian control over a subject population is the subject of George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” published in 1949, in which people at mass rallies were led in chants such as “Ignorance is Strength.”  One of the maxims of the fictional government imagined by Orwell was “He who controls the past controls the future.  He who controls the present controls the past.”  This is a slogan which describes well the intent behind the proliferation of Fake News today.

This was the subject of a tract published in 1953 by Bertrand Russell, the evil proponent of the British Empire.  Lord Russell wrote, “Education should aim at destroying free will so that pupils thus schooled will be incapable…of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished….It is for a future scientist…to discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black” (from “The Impact of Science on Society”).   

One arena of “Fake News” is the coverage in the mainstream media of economic and financial “news.”  For the propagandists of “neo-liberalism”, who dominate the media and the economics profession, stock market and other bubbles represent economic growth; credit for infrastructure investment is axiomatically condemned as “wasteful spending”; free trade enforced by a banker’s dictatorship maximizes everyone’s freedom; and austerity is the path to prosperity.  It is from such precincts that the people are being told that President Obama is responsible for a “robust recovery” from the Crash of 2008, while ignoring the buildup of new bubbles, including levels of debt and leverage which far exceed that which triggered the 2008 crash.

Lord Russell would no doubt be quite pleased that the repetition of such nonsense dominates the field of economics today.  For today’s respected economists, snow has indeed become black!

WHAT IS “NUDGE” THEORY

It is therefore not surprising that this year’s Nobel Prize for Economics was given to Richard Thaler, a “behavioral economist” and leading promoter of Sophistical Tomfoolery known as “nudge theory.”  In 2008, Thaler published “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness,” which was co-authored by his colleague at the University of Chicago, Cass Sunstein.  The University of Chicago’s Economics Department was founded as an outpost of British free trade, specifically to organize opposition to the protectionist policies of American System President William McKinley.  In announcing the award, the Nobel Committee said Thaler’s work “has built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision making,” which has provided a “more realistic analysis of how people think and behave when making economic decisions.”

Their work was inspired by that of two Israeli behavioral psychologists, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.  Kahneman was awarded the Nobel Economics Prize in 2002.  Tversky and Kahneman argued that human beings are not just occasionally irrational, but systemically irrational! 

Thaler and Sunstein define a “nudge” as “any aspect of the choice architecture that alters people’s behavior in a predictable way without forbidding any options or significantly changing their economic incentives.”  It is based on the belief that positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions, in the form of a “prompt”, can alter behavior, to bring people into compliance with policy goals without the use of force.  A “nudge” in the right direction is necessary, they believe, because people are inherently irrational, and allow “gut instincts” to supplant rational choices.  After the announcement of his being awarded the Nobel prize, Thaler identified the vote for Brexit as an example of this problem, describing it as an “irrational” action, that is, against the self-interest of residents of the United Kingdom. 

Another example of irrationality given by Thaler is that of people who spend for consumption, rather than saving.  In Thaler’s world, people must be wealthy enough to be able to make a choice, and need only a gentle push to convince them to do so.  In reality, according to a study reported on CNN in January 2017, nearly 60{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of Americans could not cover an unplanned expense of $500.  They do not save NOT due to inherent irrationality, but because they do not earn enough to cover their minimal costs, and must use credit cards to pay for basic expenses, often being forced to choose between buying food, or paying for medical care.

There are now more than seventy-five governments which have established “nudge units” to shift the economic behavior of their citizens.  Among the most prominent is the agency set up by former British Prime Minister Cameron, for which Thaler personally served as an adviser.  U.S. President Obama brought in Sunstein to administer a “Behavioral Insights Team”.  One of his tasks was to overcome the resistance of Americans to the insurance swindle and medical triage program known as “Obamacare”.  Sunstein, who ran the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs from 2009 to 2012, is described by many who know his relationship with Obama as one of the former President’s “controllers,” while his wife, Samantha Power, was a leading proponent of regime change wars when she was Obama’s Ambassador to the United Nations.  It should be noted that such wars, including that which overthrew the Qadaffi government of Libya and that targeting the Assad government, which plunged Syria into a brutal, murderous civil war in which the U.S. was on the side of terrorists, are hardly examples of “nudges” to attain a desired goal. 

If the reader is beginning to get the idea that “nudge theory” is more a euphemism for psychological manipulation and social engineering than a scientific concept, then perhaps more forceful nudging is required!   

THE UNDERLYING FRAUD OF NUDGE THEORY

A memo written by EIR economics editor Paul Gallagher on October 10 exposes “nudge theory” as a reaction to the fraudulent theory which preceded it, Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH), or “rational market theory”, which was discredited by the series of bubbles which popped in 1987, from 1998 to 2000, and again with the crash of the housing bubble in 2008.  EMH theory argues that the price of a financial asset fully reflects all available information, and is, therefore, based on an entirely rational evaluation.  This goes back to Austrian school economist, Friedrich von Hayek, who said markets are the the most effective way of aggregating pieces of information, to determine value.  But if EMH were a valid hypothesis, there would never be bubbles! 

Read More @ RogueMoney.net

HERE ARE HORRIFYING PHOTOS OF OBAMA’S ILLEGAL ALIEN FACILITIES THE MEDIA REFUSES TO SHOW YOU

by Benny Johnson, The Daily Caller:

The media and political class become more and more outraged over the Trump administration’s decision to detain and prosecute immigrants illegally crossing the border.

Lost in the debate is any acknowledgement that President Obama’s administration also used detention facilities.

Current U.S. immigration laws, when enforced, have the consequence of temporarily separating families that arrive with children into separate detention facilities in order to prosecute the adults. The policy of prosecuting immigrants for crossing the border illegally has been in place for multiple administrations. The Obama administration prosecuted half a million illegal immigrants and similarly separated families in the process. So did the Bush administration. Personal accounts from immigration lawyers tell a tale of Obama being equally concerned about unaccompanied minors traveling to the border and wanting to create a deterrent.

How the fake news media demonizes and attacks all those concerned about the damaging side effects of vaccines on children

by Jayson Veley, Natural News:

There are a number of different techniques and methods that the fake news media uses to attack and demonize those who are concerned with the harmful side effects of vaccinations. Some of these methods were outlined in a recent article published by The World Mercury Project titled “Journalists ‘Shots’ Sometimes Miss Their Mark.”

Casting Blame

If name-calling and blame-casting is the fire, then the mainstream media is the gasoline that gets poured on top of it. As WorldMercuryProject.org noted, in the state of Texas, headlines often include the phrase “anti-vaccine” to describe organizations like Texans for Vaccine Choice, a group that mostly consists of parents of children who chose to vaccinate their kids and were forced to suffer horrific medical consequences. Their goal is to fight against the idea of mandatory vaccinations in hopes that they can prevent other children from suffering from adverse reactions. By constantly labeling a group like this as “anti-vaccine,” the fake news media is clearly trying to paint those who are concerned about vaccinations as out of touch with reality and detached from the science community.

FACEBOOK PURGES OVER 80 ACCOUNTS IN SWEEPING ATTACK ON THE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

by Philip Schneider, The Daily Sheeple:

Starting in June of 2018, Facebook began deleting pages with up to 40 million followers in an unprecedented assault on independent media outlets using the platform. 

Jake Passi, the founder of the popular Facebook page Collectively Conscious and victim of the purge called the effort a “deleting rampage” and “a crime against humanity.” 

A website known as Swapd which allows for the buying and selling of Facebook pages issued a statement confirming that the pages were in fact being taken down by Facebook. 

YOU TUBE’S NEPOTISTIC KAKISTOCRACY

from SGTreport:

You Tube has abandoned the meritocracy that once made it a great place for creators to flourish and build an audience with engaging, quality content on a level playing field. Today, Google’s You Tube has become a place ruled by corporate nepotism where the old guard dinosaur media will be propped up by algos, advertising and GIVEN an audience they longer deserve. You Tube is fast becoming a Kakistocracy.

MSM Is Like Big Pharma: The Rewards Of Malpractice Outweigh The Penalties

by Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlin Johnstone:

“As part of the plea bargain, Purdue agreed to pay the federal government $600 million and 27 states $20 million. The three executives agreed to $34.5 million in fines but avoided jail-time. By contrast, Purdue has earned an estimated $31 billion in total revenues from extended-release oxycodone since its launch. Rather than deterring fraudulent marketing, the penalties simply became a cost of doing business.”

A cost of doing business. The preceding is an excerpt from a Harvard study published last year titled “The Opioid Epidemic: Fixing a Broken Pharmaceutical Market“. It describes the illicit marketing practices advanced by Purdue’s executives for its wildly profitable opioid Oxycontin, and how the criminal and civil cases brought against the company for those practices weren’t consequential enough to prevent those practices from remaining highly profitable.

RIGGED: GOOGLE SEARCH FOR “KU KLUX KLAN” BRINGS UP PICTURE OF TRUMP

by Paul Joseph Watson, InfoWars:

Users in Brazil notice odd search result

People in Brazil are reporting that when a user performs a Google search for the “Ku Klux Klan,” an image of Donald Trump appears at the top of the results page.

Video posted to Twitter shows the search being performed which immediately leads the user to an image of the U.S. President directly next to the words “Ku Klux Klan”.