You may believe you are already open to the Truth, but unfortunately most of us are prevented from obtaining the Truth by our ego. From the perspective of ego everything we encounter is judged from the extremely bias position of self. Therefore everything we hear, see or experience is filtered through the barriers of desire, pride, jealousy, regret, self-centeredness, guilt, resentment, self-importance and superiority; and these are extremely difficult obstacles to surmount.
We witness these egocentric barriers on a daily bases. Many people find it difficult to admit fault even when they are undoubtedly in the wrong. Others can’t accept the injustices committed by their own nation, even in the face of overwhelming evidence. Numerous people are unable to see any redeeming qualities of an opponent of any description, whether it be a political group, another nation or a sporting adversary. Many of us lack the humility to accept there are many things beyond our understanding and belligerently dismiss anything that doesn’t fit our established paradigms. Finally there are still many of our number that in spite of all the evidence of equality, still harbour sexist, racist and homophobic attitudes. Unless these people are able to change and overcome these most basic of prejudices, the Truth will always be an unattainable goal.
The two drugs have been declared equivalently miraculous. Tested side by side in six major trials, both prevent blindness in a common old-age affliction. Biologically, they are cousins. They’re even made by the same company.
But one holds a clear price advantage.
Avastin costs about $50 per injection.
Lucentis costs about $2,000 per injection.
Doctors choose the more expensive drug more than half a million times every year, a choice that costs the Medicare program, the largest single customer, an extra $1 billion or more annually.
Spending that much may make little sense for a country burdened by ever-
rising health bills, but as is often the case in American health care, there is a certain economic logic: Doctors and drugmakers profit when more-costly treatments are adopted.
by Jonathan Cook
As United States envoys shuttle back and forth in search of a peace formula to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a matter supposedly settled decades ago is smouldering back into life.
In what was billed as a “day of rage” last month, thousands of Palestinians took to the streets to protest against a plan to uproot tens of thousands of Bedouin from their ancestral lands inside Israel, in the Negev.
The clashes were the worst between Israeli police and the country’s large Palestinian minority since the outbreak of the second intifada 13 years ago, with police using batons, stun grenades, water cannon and arrests to deter future protests.
Things are only likely to get more heated. The so-called Prawer Plan, being hurried through parliament, will authorise the destruction of more than 30 Bedouin villages, forcibly relocating the inhabitants to deprived, overcrowded townships. Built decades ago, these urban reservations languish at the bottom of every social and economic index.
Editor’s Note: As better footage becomes available, the videos below may be changed, along with the captions accordingly.
(Tony Cartalucci) – Monday December 9, 2013 at 9:39am was set to be the largest anti-regime rally yet in Thailand’s latest bid to oust the Wall Street-backed dictatorship of Thaksin Shinawatra. Even the night before, massive numbers of people flooded into several protesting sites, and by morning a torrent of tens of thousands poured through the streets of Bangkok to join them.
For miles in every direction, protesters could be seen streaming to and from protest sites on foot, by train, subway, bus, car, motorcycle, and bike. Several organized mass rallies marched through the streets, while thousands upon thousands made their own way. Food courts, restaurants and cafes across the city were filled with protesters staging in small groups before setting out with larger ones.
Bill Bard says:
The Thai’s have made their feelings quite clear, but it remains to be seen if anyone takes any notice.
New York City’s ban on rifles and shotguns that hold more than five rounds is now being enforced, according to a letter the NYPD is sending out to targeted city gun owners.
“It appears you are in possession of a rifle and/or Shotgun (listed below) that has an ammunition feeding device capable of holding more than five (5) rounds of ammunition. Rifles and shotguns capable of holding more than five (5) rounds of ammunition are unlawful to possess in New York City, as per NYC Administrative Code 10-306 (b).”
Bill Bard says:
Wouldn’t want you to be able to defend yourself.
By Chase Madar
Policing overkill has entered the DNA of America’s social policy.
If all you’ve got is a hammer, then everything starts to look like a nail. And if police and prosecutors are your only tool, sooner or later everything and everyone will be treated as criminal. This is increasingly the American way of life, a path that involves “solving” social problems (and even some non-problems) by throwing cops at them, with generally disastrous results. Wall-to-wall criminal law encroaches ever more on everyday life as police power is applied in ways that would have been unthinkable just a generation ago.
By now, the militarization of the police has advanced to the point where “the War on Crime” and “the War on Drugs” are no longer metaphors but bland understatements. There is the proliferation of heavily armed SWAT teams, even in small towns; the use of shock-and-awe tactics to bust small-time bookies; the no-knock raids to recover trace amounts of drugs that often result in the killing of family dogs, if not family members; and in communities where drug treatment programs once were key, the waging of a drug version of counterinsurgency war. (All of this is ably reported on journalist Radley Balko’s blog and in his book, The Rise of the Warrior Cop.) But American over-policing involves far more than the widely reported up-armoring of your local precinct. It’s also the way police power has entered the DNA of social policy, turning just about every sphere of American life into a police matter.
Bill Bard says:
What it amounts is an army of occupation. Never popular with citizens.
by Rob Williams
Princess Michael of Kent has explained how she and her husband have been hit by austerity; meaning they can no longer dine out as it’s “too extravagant”.
The Princess, who is an interior designer and author, told The Times in an interview to promote her debut novel: “I am in very austere economic times too, thank you very much!”
“We’ve cut back dramatically. I mean we never go out to dinner unless we go to somebody’s house. We never go to restaurants. That’s too extravagant.”
The Princess, who lives with her husband at Kensington Palace, added: “We invite people here [Kensington Palace]. I cook. Well, if I’m giving a dinner party I get in help.”
Bill Bard says:
Yeah fucking right. Don’t you just feel sorry for the COW.
By Larry Pinkney
“When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American flag.” – Huey P. Long
“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality.Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.” – Malcolm X [el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz]
As the year 2013 approaches its conclusion, it is more obvious than ever before that the United States is a corporate-owned de facto totalitarian nation. It is, in reality, a 21st century U.S. fascist state under the auspices of Barack Obama and his Democrat and Republican cohorts.
The vast majority of this nation’s people have relinquished their constitutional, human, and political rights to the gods of consumerism, greed, apathy, cynicism, and manipulated fear. The ‘America’ about which the late great Langston Hughes wrote in his poem, ‘Let America Be America Again,’ has been all but utterly destroyed by insatiably greedy corporate vultures in concert with the lying, blood-sucking politicians of both the Democrat and Republican parties. The ‘rope and chain’ drone man, U.S. President Barack Obama, and his minions, have in a span of less than six years, in large measure, poisoned and massively distorted the very essence of the dreams once held by so many everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people throughout this land for transparent government and a more just society.
Many so called “liberals,” “progressives,” and “leftists” in the U.S. have demonstrated, and are continuing to demonstrate, cynicism and double standards in their hypocritical support for the indefensible internal and external policies of drone man Barack Obama and his cohorts. Moreover, much if not most, of the U.S. black elite (otherwise known as the black ‘misleadership’ class) have brazenly joined the corporate-owned U.S. Empire, which includes embracing the anti-constitutional and the militaristic policies at home and abroad of Barack Obama.
One of the most crippling methodologies of the controlling forces is locking humanity into cleverly devised contexts where the power of Now loses its importance. If we see social and economic events, not as urgent issues to be aware of and consciously dealt with, but rather filed away from action as either seemingly unimportant or simply inevitable trends that are impossible to change, we will not be motivated to even awaken, never mind take action of any sort.
Their false paradigm becomes an end in itself to which we resign ourselves. “It’s useless to even try..” becomes the motto.
It’s really the same assumptive programming we see everywhere, from what’s taught as truth in education and media, to what’s important in the daily news ..and especially regarding what is totally ignored. Humanity’s sense of historical and social perspective is carefully programmed and their activation buttons are put on permanent snooze. Wars and major incidents such as JFK’s assassination or the 9/11 ritual all become frozen in official rhetoric long enough for the potential effects of the real Truth to wear off as society falls firmly into the constructed social narrative, in spite of some protest.
Once solidified it gets policed by the political correctness watchdogs and society’s own fears of seeing outside their own fearful paradigm.
Apply this across the board regarding anything that is officially taught or endorsed. System information today is not empowering. It is dependency and futility affirming, perfectly exemplified by the dog and pony political treadmill show. Not only are people kept busy making fruitless efforts in a deliberately vampiric system, but that same sense of futility is again learned and reinforced as a staple and norm of socialized life. “That’s just the way it is – always has been, always will be..” as if it’s some deep wise proverb instead of the induced cowardly duck and run from real accountability that it truly is.
Virginia State Police released a new “crime-fighting” app that encourages citizens to photograph citizens who are legally photographing in public, the latest chapter in the War on Terror that further criminalizes photography.
But considering how local police are already collecting data from our cell phones, would anybody in their right mind download an app that would make it even easier for them to collect our data?
According to My Fox DC:
Virginia State Police are offering an opportunity for every motorist and every pedestrian in the Commonwealth to be “eyes and ears” for suspicious or criminal activity. A new app, available for most smartphones, encourages citizens to either directly text a message to state police, or snap a picture and send it (with a message) to police.
Police believe younger cellphone users are more prone to text than they are to call traditional tip lines.
What do Virginia State Police want people to report using the new app?
“Suspicious photography, vehicles or people in places that just look ‘out of place,’” explained Maj. Rick Jenkins.
By Timothy Heritage
President Vladimir Putin tightened his control over Russia’s media on Monday by dissolving the main state news agency and replacing it with an organization that is to promote Moscow’s image abroad.
The move to abolish RIA Novosti and create a news agency to be known as Rossiya Segodnya is the second in two weeks strengthening Putin’s hold on the media as he tries to reassert his authority after protests against his rule.
Most Russian media outlets are already loyal to Putin, and opponents get little air time, but the shake-up underlined their importance to Putin keeping power and the Kremlin’s concern about the president’s ratings and image.
The head of the new agency, to be built from the ashes of RIA Novosti, is a conservative news anchor, Dmitry Kiselyov, who once caused outrage by saying the organs of homosexuals should not be used in transplants.
By Max Fisher
As Ukraine’s protesters have gathered in Independence Square, in the capital city Kiev, it’s been tough for them to ignore the giant Christmas tree at the square’s center. The “tree,” actually a 130-foot-tall metal construction that workers had not yet finished dressing up in fake pine and real lights, looms over the square. First, protesters covered the tree with Ukrainian flags, protest banners and signs in support of greater integration with the European Union. On Sunday, some of them managed to climb up to the top. They took this video, which the U.S.-backed media outlet Radio Free Europe acquired and posted to Facebook.
The video is striking both for showing the size of the crowd – Independence Square and nearby streets appear completely packed as far the camera can see – as well as its order and coordination. There is none of the chaos or fighting that marked smaller protests elsewhere in Kiev, like the one that toppled an old statue of Vladimir Lenin. A number of countries have seen mass protests calling for the government’s ouster in the last few years. But protests of this size, that are this well ordered, are not common. If and when a crowd like this decides to march on government buildings, it’s not very easy to stop.
I don’t speak a word of Ukrainian, but it’s tough to miss the word chanted over the loudspeakers at the video’s end: revolutsiya.
Initially the pay rise was meant to come with the scrapping of expenses (they use our taxes to pay for their daily meals, travel, expenses for second homes and duck ponds etc) but now they are demanding the pay rise whilst keeping their expenses intact. All the while they are cutting benefits for vulnerable families, freezing salaries for our most loved nurses and sacking the police we need to keep our communities safe.
The British people can’t take much more of this, the blatant stealing from the poor to give to the rich is getting out of hand and it’s clearly apparent that the current government are also silencing mainstream media to keep important changes from us.
We, the British public are part of a democratic society and need to express our disgust at the proposals to yet again, give bonuses and pay rises to those who not only don’t need them, but don’t deserve them! They should not receive a pay rise of any kind during this desperate economic time. MPs should refuse a pay rise or bonus to show that we’re truly ‘in this together.’
Please sign this petition and share with your family and friends, don’t be complacent and believe this will all go away, or that it’s too late; it’s never too late to use your voice.
Much love and support to everyone who is struggling due to the actions of this Government.
by Arjun Walia
“Star Gate” is a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) program which involved(s) the use of phenomena that many in the mainstream world still consider non-existent. Project “Star Gate” in particular lasted for 25 years before it was unexpectedly shut down.(1)(2)(3) Much of the material and research from the program still remain classified. “Star Gate” incorporated(s) consciousness, paranormal phenomena, ESP, remote viewing, and more for intelligence collection and research.(1)(2)(3) How can the Department of Defense have programs that study these phenomena for over 35 years when our mainstream world still doesn’t consider it real enough to study? I find the name “Star Gate” intriguing and wonder what inspiration lay behind the name chosen by those who initiated the program. It’s unfortunate that these concepts are not studied by major universities and our mainstream world, the significance of these realities can be far reaching. Having major educational institutions governing what type of “knowledge” is useful for learning isn’t fair. It’s simply a stepping stone for people to integrate themselves into a system that no longer resonates with the majority on the planet. As a result, extended human capacities, which are completely natural and lay dormant within all of us, remain unused, undiscovered, and not provided the opportunity to grow.
Star Gate was declassified in September of 1995, and the final report was released to the public which concluded that “a statistically significant effect had been demonstrated in the laboratory,” but that there is compelling evidence that the CIA set the outcome with regard to intelligence usage before the evaluation had begun. This was accomplished by limiting the research and operating data sets to exude positive findings, by purposefully not interviewing historically significant participants, by ignoring previous DOD extensive program reviews, and by using the questionable National Research Council’s investigation of parapsychology as the starting point for their review.(1)(3)
“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive”… Sir Walter Scott
Israel has six months for their stage two attempt of wrecking the Mideast peace process. They have lost no time launching their counter attack.
Like the pros they are, they had their B-Team preparing for the expected loss at Geneva Two.
They have used their traditional route for seeding the public’s mind with new fears, using our ever ready Congressmen and Senators to front their subversion of the American democracy.
Our Founding Fathers knew we could never keep what they had given us without an informed citizenry to protect itself from government expanding its power through all kinds of contrived machinations.
Militant Zionists have contrived machinations in their DNA, something they justify simply by saying that others would do this if they could, so they are just beating them to the punch. That would be a popular billboard message for every prison on the planet.
The UK government has warned British businesses against involvement in the “illegal” Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.
The British government’s overseas trade body UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) issued a warning to British firms, saying investment in the Israeli settlements could cause potential damage to the companies’ reputation.
The UKTI’s warning urges firms to take legal advice and consider “possible abuses of the rights of individuals.”
The document considered the settler units as illegal and cautioned against a range of interactions, including financial transactions, investments, purchases, procurements and other activities such as tourism.
“Settlements are illegal under international law, constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to make a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict impossible”, the British trade body wrote on its website.
“The UK has a clear position on Israeli settlements: The West Bank, including East al-Quds (Jerusalem), Gaza and the Golan Heights are territories which have been occupied by Israel since 1967,” it added.
by Ellis C. Taylor
A brief glimpse into the religious mind and its covert dependence on sacrificial rites.
Over the course of my investigations into these awful crimes I have been able to discern numerous occult aspects, which they all have in common.
a) The victims are taken either close to, or on ritually significant dates.
b) The phases of the moon when the victims are taken and when they are discovered seem to be vital aspects.
c) The deities and saints (often the same thing) proscribed to the pertinent time fit the details of the crime.
d) They are symbolically or genetically related to aristocracy.
e) The numerology of the victims and the associated locations are in tune with each other.
f) The victims’ names fit the places where their remains are found.
g) Many victims bodies are left on significant alignments, it may be that all of them are.
It is tempting to assume these aspects and common themes suggest a human determined conspiracy i.e. satanic cult or lone satanic activity. We are trained to grasp the obvious ‘if it quacks like a duck’ type scenarios thus acknowledging the symptoms but ignoring the root causes. Some of us don’t even want to look this far, preferring to accept the stagnant opinions of others; others who in truth are as much in the dark as the rest of us.
Comic Relief accused of investing in tobacco, alcohol and arms firms
Co-founder of charity counters that investment rules mean money must be put into schemes likely to yield best returns
by Ben Quinn
The co-founder of Comic Relief has defended the charity after it was accused of investing tens of millions of pounds in tobacco, alcohol and arms companies.
Peter Bennett-Jones insisted the investments were made based on legal guidelines which state they must yield the best possible financial return.
A Panorama investigation to be shown on BBC1 on Tuesday will say that in 2007-2009, Comic Relief money was put in shares in schemes that critics say contradict the core aims of the charity. The BBC has close links to Comic Relief.
Helen Wildsmith, who manages ethical funds for charities, said of Comic Relief: “They’re risking their reputation, and a charity’s reputation is very precious.”
by Daisy Luther | Activist Post
If you had a business selling something that made you well over a hundred billion dollars per year, would you take steps to eradicate the need for your business? Or would you make every effort for that money continue rolling in?
Take cancer, for example. Don’t let all the media hype about “The Cure” fool you. No one who is in a position to do so wants to end cancer because they are all making a killing on the big business of treatment, while ordinary people go broke, suffer horribly, and die.
There will never be a “cure” brought to market because there just isn’t enough profit in eradicating the disease entirely. There will never be a governing body that protects consumers from being subjected to known carcinogens, because that, too, will stop the cash from rolling in. A great deal of research is covered up and many potential cures are ignored and discredited because there is far more money in perpetuating illness than in curing it. In 2012, the reported spending on cancer treatment was 124.6 billion dollars. Blood money.
An article yesterday in the Washington Post disclosed the NSA’s massive cell phone location program. The program, codenamed CO-TRAVELER, is designed to track who meets with whom and covers everyone who carries a cell phone, all around the world.
With neither public debate nor court authorization, CO-TRAVELER collects billions of records daily of cell phone user location information. It maps the relationships of cell phone users across global mobile network cables, gathering data about who you are physically with and how often your movements intersect with other cell phone users. The program even tracks when your phone is turned on or off.
The trillions of collected records, which add up to twice the amount of data in the Library of Congress’ print collection, are saved and stored in the NSA’s mammoth database called FASCIA. While allegedly aimed at foreigners and mobile phones overseas, the NSA admits that it has “incidentally” collected location information on U.S. persons.
By DANIEL REID
Science tells us that everything is energy and that matter is nothing more than energy in a different form. Our bodies are a composite of many different energy patterns and vibrations. In fact, the universe and everything in it is made up of different levels of vibration.
- Dr. John Veltheim, author & energy therapist, 1992
In traditional medicine, the human energy system (HES) serves as a functional bridge between body and mind, and energy is the therapeutic medium that heal and balances both physical disease and mental malaise. Today, the HES has come under intensive attack from an entirely new phenomenon which the human system has never before had to face.
This new threat to human health and longevity is the rapidly growing hazard of electromagnetic “energy pollution.” Since the industrial revolution and the subsequent electronic age, the earth’s electromagnetic energy environment has become intensely polluted with artificial electromagnetic fields (EMF), unnatural radio frequencies, microwave radiation, nuclear radiation, and many other forms of aberrant energy that cause severe deviations and imbalances in the HES.
by April McCarthy
If today’s young people don’t reduce their use of wireless mobile devices, they may suffer an “epidemic” of the disease in later life. Research indicates children and teenagers are five times more likely to get brain cancer if they use mobile phones.
At least nine out of ten 16-year-olds have their own handset, as do more than 40 percent of primary schoolchildren.
Many scientists have claimed that the wave of mobile communications made popular in the last two decades will result in long-term health implications worldwide. An unprecedented level and frequency of tumor growth inside the human brain may be inevitable.
Yet investigating dangers to the young were been omitted from a massive investigation of the risks of cancer from using mobile phones, even though the official Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme — which is conducting it — admits that the issue is of the “highest priority”.
Mobile phone owners were urged to limit their use after the World Health Organisation admitted they may cause cancer.
“If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.” Sadly, that appears to be the approach that the Obama administration and the mainstream media are taking with the U.S. economy. They seem to believe that if they just keep telling the American people over and over that things are getting better, eventually the American people will believe that it is actually true.
On Friday, it was announced that the unemployment rate had fallen to “7 percent”, and the mainstream media responded with a mix of euphoria and jubilation. For example, one USA Today article declared that “with today’s jobs report, one really can say that our long national post-financial crisis nightmare is over.” But is that actually the truth? As you will see below, if you assume that the labor force participation rate in the U.S. is at the long-term average, the unemployment rate in the United States would actually be 11.5 percent instead of 7 percent. There has been absolutely no employment recovery. The percentage of Americans that are actually working has stayed between 58 and 59 percent for 51 months in a row. But most Americans don’t understand these things and they just take whatever the mainstream media tells them as the truth.
Author: Soren Dreier
Sometimes we have sparrows singing in our chests. Sometimes we have the cold raw sound of crows stealing the serenity of a new day.
Sometimes we cherish ourselves and find the strength to carry on, in spite of the hollowness that seems so prevalent in these end of days. We pull together and find the cracks where the light gets in. Sometimes that pull requires all our strength. If we can’t gather that, we crumble.
We tend to forget ourselves, don’t honor ourselves, eyes can’t catch the beauty anymore and we move into a darker space. We curse the Matrix, we curse our past, we perceive everything mundane as a pile of shit, we go very dark.
Clichés cast aside, we need The Love.
We forget to receive. We have to receive. There has to be a balance. No soul in this world is an island, well maybe we all are, but if we are, islands are connected through water.
Someone said to me the other day: “I feel like entering in a relationship will contradict my spiritual work, which I’m here to do, but sometimes I get so lonely.”
I don’t always get it, since I don’t subscribe to the decision making in this world that is either this or that. It is often both.
Cerebal Palsy is an umbrella term encompassing a group of non-progressive, non-contagious motor conditions that cause physical disability in human development, chiefly in the various areas of body movement – Wikipedia
At some point very early in life, either while a baby is still growing in the womb, during birth or shortly after, something happens to interfere with the normal development of the brain or to injure the brain tissues. This abnormal development or injury disrupts the nerve signals between the brain and the muscles, leading to problems with movement, posture and coordination as the child grows up. While some people are severely affected, others have only minor disruption, depending on which parts of the brain are not functioning properly. It’s estimated that as many as 1 in every 400 children may have cerebral palsy. – BBC Health
After Jacqueline was reported for cannabis possession, she moved to California after succeeding in a court case that the consumption was strictly for medicinal purposes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y–pjK…
These clips are taken from the documentary ‘In Pot We Trust’ which displays a range of medical, social and political views and the medical purposes of marijuana in relation to Glaucoma, Leukaemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple Exostoses and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qTsS6…
Davidlcke.com and The People’s Voice taken down at the same time last night in massive cyber attack – was it something we said?
By David Icke
We are exposing The System to such a degree that The System wants to silence us.
But you think that this is all it takes? It is like being savaged by a housefly.
THE LION SLEEPS NO MORE
Land of hope and glory?
You must be fucking joking… But still the brain-drained Muppet’s think we live in the greatest country on earth.
In fact there cannot be many spectacles more pathetic than watching the fucking retarded morons wave their plastic flags at the nonce ponce cunts in the palace… Who want them dead.
You are all being taken for cunts.
We are going backwards as a nation, not fucking forward.
For instance, I would well imagine that only a tiny minority of us know about the plans to bring back national service.
And like my friend Chris Powis rightly points out, the reason for that is:
The media is eerily quiet about the National Service Act that is due for a second reading on 28th February 2014. Your daughter and anyone between the ages of 18 to 26 will, if passed, be affected by this.
Well they would be fucking silent wouldn’t they.
Their paymasters want to turn our youngsters into robot fucking slaves.
They are already systematically killing off the disabled.