Aug 15 11:26

Video: Astroturfing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Highly recommended. Also, do a search for Aaron Swartz and Dr. David Heimbach both are on the video.

Aug 15 07:11


By Jonathan Azaziah –
Speaking today to commemorate the 12th anniversary of Hizbullah’s Divine Victory over the usurping Zionist entity over 34 days of perfectly executed asymmetrical warfare in 2006>>>
made it a point to link the July War with what is taking place today in Syria, noting that Washington and “Tel Aviv” hoped to wiped out Hizbullah entirely and then launch their imperial scheme to the Syrian-Iraqi border but Lebanese steadfastness prevented it from occurring.

(*maybe it's my frame of mind , today , but i detect a bitter sarcasm in the telling of this summary , so I included the authors name .)

Aug 15 04:13

Victoria Woodhull: The First American Woman To Run For President — 150 Years Ago

After starting out as a Wall Street broker and suffragist, Victoria Woodhull made history in 1872 when she made a presidential run unlike anything the country had ever seen.

A twice-divorced Wall Street broker who once claimed to be able to commune with the dead, Victoria Woodhull also made history by being the first woman to appear on a U.S. presidential ballot. And she did it all the way back in 1872.

Aug 15 02:16

2,500-Year-Old Beer Cups Uncovered At The Cradle Of Human Civilization

The traces found on these cups represent some of the earliest evidence of beer ever found.

Scientists have long known that beer played an important role in ancient Mesopotamia, widely known as the cradle of human civilization, but they struggled to find concrete evidence of the beverage — until now.

Archaeologists discovered a new excavation technique that allowed them to detect trace amounts of beer residue on 2,500-year-old ceramic cups. In a study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, researchers revealed their new groundbreaking technique and how it helped them discover the first chemical identification of beer in Mesopotamia (and some of the earliest evidence of beer ever forund anywhere).

Aug 14 15:23

What was the global state of ham radio during World War II?

The amateur radio system was shut down entirely during World War 2. Almost every nation rescinded, suspended or cancelled laws and regulations permitting amateur radio, and informed their operator amateurs that they were forbidden to transmit radio signals over the air. Many nations required that radios or significant components be handed over to the government.

Aug 14 13:28

OH the Irony -- 5 yrs ago Alex Jones banned infowars employees from joining 12160.info site -

Melissa Melton wrote before deleting her profile there

Aug 14 08:39

Walter Cronkite said WHAT?!

Aug 14 00:51

The Federal Reserve: Secretly Sticking It To Americans For Over 100 Years

Of course the central bankers will tell us that secrecy is important for “maintaining independence” and “security” of the markets. These claims that there is a legitimate need for secrecy would be slightly more credible if it were for a limited time. -- That is not the case, however. The Fed is, in many regards, a virtual black box which shall remain closed for all time, at least if officials continue to have their way. -- The most “interesting” works of the Wall Street elites in power there will never be published or examined. It is considered vital the public never knows about certain activities. -- There is only one reason for that level of secrecy: We might object.

Aug 13 12:25

George Orwell's unpublished introduction to Animal Farm "The Freedom of the Press" (1943)

shows a world flipped upside down, but somehow, exactly the same. When Russia was a UK ally, criticism of it was an unmentionable taboo.

Aug 13 10:36

FBI has Damning Dossier on Poroshenko,

The wanted former president of Georgia turned governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region following the Maidan coup, Mikhail Saakashvili, has publicly claimed that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is going to face criminal prosecution by his own patron state – the United States of America.

In an exclusive tell-all interview with the Ukrainian site Strana, Saakashvili was caught on video saying about Poroshenko: “As soon has he ceases to be president, not a single country will take him in for a moment. In America they will plant him [in prison] like Lazarenko, because the FBI has a dossier on him.”


Aug 13 10:30

Russian Defense Ministry Declassifies WWII Stalin Order to Bomb Berlin

On the 106th anniversary of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Russia’s Ministry of Defense has published on its website a series of Central Archive documents, including a secret directive of Soviet leader Josef Stalin, dated 1941, ordering the counter-bombing of the German capital Berlin

A special place is occupied by the copy of a handwritten order of the State Defense Committee of the USSR, dictated by the Chairman of the Committee, Josef Stalin, at 2:00 am on August 9, 1941. The document ordered the commander of the 81st air division to carry out a bombardment against the heart of the Third Fascist Reich,” the publication says.


Aug 13 10:21

Were German Nazis and Soviet Socialists the Same?

Many American self-proclaimed right-wingers seriously assert that the German Nazis were all socialists, simply because “Nazi” is short for ”Nationalsozialismus”, which translates as “National Socialism”. Therefore, they make a conclusion that the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were ideologically the same.

Sadly, this is the level of political and historical discourse many people are at at the moment.

German Fascism/Nazism and Soviet Socialism were the polar opposites
The economy of the Third Reich was based on privately owned industries and banking institutions, with the strong government instrumentalised to instill monopoly over political processes, to crush dissent and to engage people in corporate solidarity through propaganda. >>>
The Soviet Union, in contrast, didn’t have private ownership of the means of production, meaning that all the farms and all the industrial assets were collectively owned, with centralised government redistributing surplus income, investing it into schools, healthcare, and other institutions that were meant to benefit regular people>>>

Aug 13 10:20


“I have no doubt it was a carefully planned job ad Oswald was a patsy.”

Col. Fletcher Prouty talks about how assassinations are planned, who orders them, and how they actually go down.

He explains how all the protections for Kennedy were systematically removed when he visited Dallas.

Why was Kennedy killed?


He opposed the plans to escalate the US war there.


Aug 12 16:59

2 Suns Shamsaan Palestinian Initiatives Needs your Support

Shamsaan, meaning 2 suns in Arabic, is a South African initiative that supports the establishment of youth platforms for dialogue, promotes social activism through the creative arts and campaigns for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all, has worked extensively with Janna Jihad and Ahed Tamimi in bringing awareness for the empowerment of the Palestinian people. Like and subscribe!

Aug 11 23:30

The Grand Irony of RussiaGate: The U.S. Becomes More Like the U.S.S.R. Every Day

When the Soviet regime exiled Sakharov in 1980, everybody assumed the USSR was permanent and impregnable to collapse. In other words, “it can’t happen here.” But it did happen, and believing “it can’t happen here” did nothing but hasten the collapse.

Aug 10 12:38

CIA head Haspel directly supervised waterboarding at “Black Site” in Thailand

Veteran CIA Analyst Ray McGovern writes: "Newly released official documents show CIA head Gina Haspel directly supervised waterboarding at “Black Site” in Thailand. Sen. Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr and Vice Chair Mark Warner hid that, demonstrating once again that today’s Senate “oversight” means “overlook.” Hold your nose and read:."

Aug 10 09:34

Israel Stamps Approval on Europe’s Largest Post-WWII Ethnic Cleansing

Back in February, we warned about the prospect of Israel selling F-16s to Croatia, a state in which WWII revisionism and Holocaust denial are running rampant, and memories of the Nazi puppet Independent State of Croatia are routinely glorified. In the meantime, that has become a done deal. But there is more. Not only will Israel sell half a billion dollars worth of fighter jets to Croatia, but on August 5, three Israeli F-16s, crewed by Israeli pilots, took part in a parade to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the “Operation Storm,” in which more than 2,300 Serbs were killed, including more than 1,200 civilians, among which more than 500 women and 12 children, and which forced the exodus of a quarter million Serbs from their ancestral homes in this former Yugoslav republic, reducing their numbers from the pre-war 600,000 to fewer than 190,000 today.

Aug 10 07:38

AfD local leader takes heat after calling ‘hero’ who tried to kill Hitler ‘traitor & coward’

An AfD local leader was lambasted on social media - and by his own party - after calling Claus von Stauffenberg, a man who lead a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler a "coward" and a "traitor." ... In modern Germany, many regard Von Stauffenberg, one of the central figures of the German Resistance, as a hero. Yet Lars Steinke, the head of the youth wing of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Lower Saxony, countered that view in a blunt statement, saying for him the officer was "an enemy of the German nation" ... Steinke suggested that von Stauffenberg's actions actually represented "a shameful attempt of a coward" ... "Stauffenberg was a traitor who was ready to sacrifice millions of lives without any notable benefit for the German nation."

Aug 09 01:16

From Rocketry Pioneer To Deviant Occultist, Jack Parsons Was The Ultimate Mad Scientist

Jack Parsons helped invent rocket science itself, but his sordid extracurricular activities caused him to be all but written out of history.

Today, “rocket scientist” is often a shorthand for “genius” and those select few who work in the industry are respected, even revered. But it wasn’t so long ago that rocket science was considered to be strictly in the realm of science fiction and the people who studied it were thought of more so as kooky than brilliant.

Aug 09 00:45

Bacon’s Rebellion: The First Rebellion Against English Rule… In 1676

Bacon’s Rebellion of 1676 holds its place in the history books as the first rebellion (but obviously not the last) in the English colonies of the New World. Yet as historic as it was, Bacon’s Rebellion was also a petty, bigoted insurrection led by a lazy incompetent against a corrupt governor — and it nearly destroyed the colony of Virginia.

Aug 07 22:21

The Jockey who Passed Away Mid-Race but still Won

Hayes, 22 (although his age is sometimes listed at 35), was riding a horse named Sweet Kiss in June 4, 1923, steeplechase at New York’s Belmont race track when the jockey’s heart gave out. He died, reports said, sometime after taking the lead in the grueling, two-mile race.

Aug 07 09:47

Capt. Picard is Back! Sir Patrick Stewart Announces Return to “Star Trek” Universe

The series Star Trek: The Next Generation ended in 1994, but Sir Patrick Stewart as the cerebral and decisive Captain Jean-Luc Picard maintained his hold over fans’ loyalty ever since, second only to the group that starred in the original show of the 1960s.

After the show went off the air, the British actor enjoyed a great deal of career success that had nothing to do with Star Trek, from continuing his stage work in major productions of The Tempest and Hamlet to playing Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series.

But now fans may feel they’ve been hit by phasers set to “stun.” Stewart said in a statement released in August 2018 that it is “an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.”

Aug 07 09:33

Erased History: How Rockefeller Bankrolled Soviet Russia

In 1971, Gary Allen published his book, None Dare Call it Conspiracy. It quickly became an unofficial best seller.

Over the years, several million copies have been sold.

Allen’s thesis was stark: super-rich American capitalists were financing socialism. This bizarre paradox was resolved when socialism was properly understood—not as “power to the people”—but as elite power over the people. In other words, as a hoax.

These days, the socialist hoax is still unknown to most of the population.

Aug 07 09:28


This is a bit slow moving video, but stick with it.

It’s full of gems:

1. The “incident” never happened and at least one of the radar man on duty knew and reported it (“Radar men” were later blamed for the false report.”
2. The Gulf of Tonkin resolution and all the immediate retaliatory actions after the “incident” had to have been planned weeks if not months in advance of August 4th.
3. We were lied into the Vietnam War with a faked incident attributed to North Vietnam – a classic false flag operation.

In 1964, Lyndon Johnson ran and won the presidency on a campaign of “No War in Vietnam.”

Aug 07 07:30

The Bomb Didn’t Beat Japan … Stalin Did

The U.S. use of nuclear weapons against Japan during World War II has long been a subject of emotional debate ... The fact that Japan had 68 cities destroyed in the summer of 1945 poses a serious challenge for people who want to make the bombing of Hiroshima the cause of Japan's surrender. The question is: If they surrendered because a city was destroyed, why didn't they surrender when those other 66 cities were destroyed? ... The Soviet invasion invalidated the military's decisive battle strategy, just as it invalidated the diplomatic strategy. At a single stroke, all of Japan's options evaporated. The Soviet invasion was strategically decisive - it foreclosed both of Japan's options - while the bombing of Hiroshima (which foreclosed neither) was not.

Aug 07 07:29

Five myths about the atomic bomb

The notion that the atomic bombs caused the Japanese surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, has been, for many Americans and virtually all U.S. history textbooks, the default understanding of how and why the war ended. But minutes of the meetings of the Japanese government reveal a more complex story. The latest and best scholarship on the surrender, based on Japanese records, concludes that the Soviet Union's unexpected entry into the war against Japan on Aug. 8 was probably an even greater shock to Tokyo than the atomic bombing of Hiroshima two days earlier ... As historian Tsuyoshi Hasegawa writes in his book "Racing the Enemy," "Indeed, Soviet attack, not the Hiroshima bomb, convinced political leaders to end the war."

Aug 07 07:27

Hiroshima – Nagasaki And U.S. Mythology

The U.S. public has been kept in the dark or misled about foreign policy for much of our history. For example, as we commemorate the 71st anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, let's re-examine the myth of necessity of those barbaric acts. The myth that just won't die and is believed by most Americans is that these bombings saved millions of lives and were necessary to end WWII in the Pacific. However, excellent work by Gar Alperovitz in his books and other writing, by Mark Weber in The Journal of Historical Review as well as by numerous other historians, strongly debunk this myth.

Aug 07 07:25

Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of US atomic bombing

Hiroshima marked the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing on Monday, with its mayor making a fresh call for a world without nuclear weapons through dialogue but stopping short of explicitly urging Japan to join a global nuclear weapons ban treaty. Despite some expectations of progress toward nuclear disarmament in recent years, Mayor Kazumi Matsui warned of the re-emergence of tensions over nuclear weapons seen during the Cold War and sought rational actions by global leaders ... At the Peace Memorial Park, a moment of silence was observed at 8:15 a.m., when the "Little Boy" uranium-core atomic bomb dropped by a U.S. bomber exploded above Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. It killed an estimated 140,000 people by the end of that year.

Aug 07 07:21

Hawaii’s quest for a new type of independence

Hawaii is the only American state that was once a kingdom. The royal family was overthrown in 1893 with decisive help from President Benjamin Harrison and US Marines. Soon afterward a new president, Grover Cleveland, condemned the overthrow as "an act of war" and asked Congress to return the royal family to power. Congress refused. Instead, in 1898, it voted to annex Hawaii. In 1959 Hawaii was admitted to the Union as our 50th state ... Visiting these islands makes clear that while Hawaii is in the United States, it is not of the United States ... Hawaii's unique history, including our evidently illegal annexation, qualifies it for some form of special status within the United States.
Note: Between Zuckerberg and Ellison the tribe will soon own the islands!

Aug 07 00:09

Teenage Corpse from the 1960’s Turned out to be Rare Iron Age Discovery

The year 2000 remembers the peculiar case of finding the remains of a young woman aged between 16 and 20 years, after a harvesting machine accidentally cut her body into hundred pieces. The machine was being used to harvest peat from a bog near the city of Hanover in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Aug 06 20:30

The last days of the Nazi Germany, 1945

By the beginning of 1945 the war which Germany had unleashed throughout the world had come back to consume it. In sharp contrast with what had occurred in 1918 in 1945 Germany fought, literally, to the bitter end. The Germans held out, although by early 1945 just about everyone knew that catastrophic defeat was the inevitable outcome. They did not give up even when Russian soldiers arrived in the garden of the Reich Chancellery in Berlin. Not even the Japanese resisted like that.

Aug 06 20:28

Boxing in 1913

This picture shows the end of a brutal boxing match between Ray Campbell and Dick Hyland. Take a look at the condition of the two fighters, battered, bloodied, bruised and staring down each other at the end of the fight. Boxing in those days was very different. There was no mandatory eight count. There was no neutral corner. If your opponent knocked you down, the second you get off your knees, you’re getting punched by a guy who’s been loading up his power shot for seconds (an eternity in the ring).

Aug 06 18:34


In 1971, Gary Allen published his book, None Dare Call it Conspiracy. It quickly became an unofficial best seller.

Over the years, several million copies have been sold.

Allen’s thesis was stark: super-rich American capitalists were financing socialism. This bizarre paradox was resolved when socialism was properly understood—not as “power to the people”—but as elite power over the people. In other words, as a hoax.

These days, the socialist hoax is still unknown to most of the population.

Cloak a global power grab as progress for all of humanity.

Here, from chapter six of None Dare Call it Conspiracy, “The Rockefellers and the Reds,” is a devastating passage commenting on the period just after the Russian Revolution of 1917:

“The Rockefellers assigned their public relations agent, Ivy Lee, to sell the American public the idea that the Bolsheviks were merely misunderstood idealists who were actually kind benefactors of mankind.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but understanding the wealth to be harvested, it is no surprise that wealthy industrialists did this.

Aug 06 13:31

The Grave of Florence Irene Ford

Aug 06 11:25

The Macabre Story of Sin-Eaters

Aug 06 10:18

(50 pics) John F. Kennedy in pictures, 1938-1963

John F. Kennedy was born into a rich, politically connected Boston family of Irish-Catholics. He and his eight siblings enjoyed a privileged childhood of elite private schools, sailboats, servants, and summer homes. During his childhood and youth, “Jack” Kennedy suffered frequent serious illnesses. Nevertheless, he strove to make his own way, writing a best-selling book while still in college at Harvard and volunteering for hazardous combat duty in the Pacific during World War II. Kennedy’s wartime service made him a hero. After a short stint as a journalist, Kennedy entered politics, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 and the U.S. Senate from 1953 to 1961.

Aug 06 10:18

When Israel Backers Claim to be Anti-racist, One Needs to Ask Questions

What to call someone who claims to oppose racism, except for that directed against Palestinians?

Judge someone by what they have done and continue to do. Consider the source. These thoughts ran through my mind as I struggled to write about Bernie Farber’s standing among some Left/liberals.

After Israel recently solidified its apartheid regime, a Facebook friend posted an opinion by illustrious pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim titled “Today, I Am Ashamed to Be an Israeli.” While expressing opposition to its recent entrenchment of Jewish supremacism, the story effectively denied the ethnic cleansing of Palestine by claiming,

“the founding fathers of the State of Israel who signed the Declaration [of independence] considered the principle of equality as the bedrock of the society they were building.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those who do not understand history.... are doomed to repeat it.

Aug 06 09:47

Young Stalin in pictures, 1894-1919

On December 18, 1879, in the Russian peasant village of Gori, Georgia, Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (later known as Joseph Stalin) was born. The son of Besarion Jughashvili, a cobbler, and Ketevan Geladze, a washerwoman, Joseph was a frail child. At age 7, he contracted smallpox, leaving his face scarred. A few years later he was injured in a carriage accident which left arm slightly deformed (some accounts state his arm trouble was a result of blood poisoning from the injury). Stalin always felt unfairly treated by life, and thus developed a strong, romanticized desire for greatness and respect, combined with a shrewd streak of calculating cold-heartedness towards those who had maligned him. He always felt a sense of inferiority before educated intellectuals, and particularly distrusted them.

Aug 06 09:45

The Painted Monument to the Soviet Army in Bulgaria

The Monument to the Soviet Army is located in the King’s Garden in the heart of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. Built in 1954, it was created as a symbol of gratitude for the Soviet Red Army for helping Bulgaria on their war efforts during the second World War. The monument depicts a soldier of the Soviet Army, surrounded by a male worker and a female peasant from Bulgaria. At the base of the monument are several bas-reliefs depicting a mishmash of scenes - soldiers in the battlefields and Bulgarian peasants at work. The entire memorial complex is surrounded by a park that has become a popular hangout for young people.

Aug 06 04:44

Africans in German Imperial Army, 1870-1918

The Germans, as the only colonial power amongst the Central Powers, used plenty of African soldiers of theirSchutztruppen in the African theaters of war, but they had never planned to deploy these troops in Europe and would not have been able to do so during World War I for logistical reasons anyway. However there were a few black soldiers enlisted on the German Imperial Army (Continental Army). Most were involved in non-combat duties, like musician. There is almost nothing written about them and the likely total is less than 15. Comparatively, millions of Germans served in combat and non-combat roles. Much of this was due to conscription which was not applied to the Kaiser’s African subjects.

Aug 05 22:48

Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa , seated on his tasteless golden throne for his coronation, 1977

Jean-Bédel Bokassa was a military officer and the head of state of the Central African Republic from his coup d’état on 1 January 1966. But being President wasn’t enough so in 1976 he proclaimed himself emperor of the nation, which renamed the Central African Empire. Bokassa attempted to justify his actions by claiming that creating a monarchy would help Central Africa “stand out” from the rest of the continent, and earn the world’s respect.

Aug 05 18:40

“Hobbit” Island: Where Humans and Animals Shrink

However, scientists have recently discovered, to their surprise, no DNA connection exists between the two groups that lived tens of thousands of years apart. “A modern pygmy population living on an Indonesian island near a cave with Homo floresiensis (‘hobbit’) fossils appears to have evolved short stature independently,” according to the report released in August 2018 by Princeton University.

Aug 05 10:25

London’s Secret Nuclear Reactor

For more than 30 years, between 1962 and 1996, a nuclear reactor sat at the heart of London tantalizingly close to a busy thoroughfare and to people’s homes and public buildings. Its existence so close to the metropolis was kept a secret from the public, because to tell the truth would have been extremely controversial.

The reactor was located at the basement of King William Building at the old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. The Royal Naval College was established in 1873 and was housed in a 17th century building complex designed by the highly acclaimed English architect of the time, Sir Christopher Wren. The buildings originally housed the Greenwich Hospital—a retirement home for disabled sailors of the Royal Navy. The word “hospital” merely meant a place providing hospitality. After the hospital closed in 1869, these buildings became the Royal Naval College where navy officers were trained.

Aug 05 08:43

Hans-Georg Henke - 16 year old German soldier crying after being captured by the Allies, 1945

A sixteen-year old German anti aircraft soldier of the Hitler Youth, Hans-Georg Henke, taken prisoner in the state of Hessen, Germany. He was a member of the Luftwaffe anti-air squad who burst into tears as his world crumbled around him. His father died in 1938 but when his mother died in 1944 leaving the family destitute, Hans-Georg had to find work in order to support the family. At 15 years of age he joined the Luftwaffe.

According to the story that Henke maintained throughout his life, he was based in Stettin with a battery of 88mm guns. As the Soviets advanced so the German forces were pushed back towards Rostock. It was here where the Soviets finally overran their unit, that these photographs were taken.

Aug 05 08:27

The Doors of Perception: Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything

This is a list of illusions, that have cost billions to conjure up. >>>

(*I wonder how much CNN shells out to get their anchors to put on the Clown Noses before air time ?)

Aug 05 00:29

'Pompeii continues to give us treasures': Archaeologists uncover new finds including 2,000 year-old frescoes and terra cotta vases after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD

Archaeologists have excavated the house of a 'wealthy and cultured' man who lived in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii that was buried by ash and rock spewed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Mount Vesuvius, on the west coast of Italy, is the only active volcano in continental Europe and is thought to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.
The eruption belched out a lethal combination of toxic sulphurous gas and hundreds of tonnes of volcanic ash that buried the cities of Pompeii, Oplontis, and Stabiae overnight.
Seismic activity from Vesuvius also triggered a deadly mudflow, wiping out the ancient city of Herculaneum
Conservation work is now underway and new finds have been uncovered at a private house known as the 'House of Jupiter' (Casa di Giove) in the Regio V part of the ancient city.

Aug 04 12:26

36,000-year-old Meat of a Mummified Bison was used for a Stew

The steppe bison, also known as the steppe wisent, was a species that once roamed the mammoth steppe. This giant grassy area spanned from present-day Spain eastward all the way to Canada, and southward from the Arctic islands to China, during the last Ice Age.

Along with ancient horses, wooly mammoths, and wooly rhinoceroses, steppe bison was one of the most common large mammals to inhabit the vast mammoth steppe. Prehistoric paintings in the caves of Altamira and Lascaux, which are some of the oldest known examples of human art, feature steppe bison alongside figures of humans and other animals.

Aug 04 09:21

Flashback: 60 Minutes’ Mike Wallace reports on AIPAC and the Israel Lobby – 1988

Journalist Mike Wallace reports that AIPAC set the tone for campaign donations to 80 pro-Israel pacs around the nation that gave candidates $6 million. Wallace interviews Senator Chuck Percy, John Chafee, George Ball about AIPAC.
A CBS poll showed that 72 percent of Americans felt Israel gets too much US tax money.
AIPAC head claimed: “‘All the Jews in America from coast to coast gathered to oust Percy, and the American politicians – those who hold public positions now and those who aspired – got the message.'”

Aug 04 04:42

Jewish Power

... In proportion to their numbers, Jews are the most successful and powerful group in the United States today. They have both raw power, political and economic, and enormous intellectual influence, shaping America's self-understanding ... The Jews don't really "run" America; but they haunt it in a peculiar way that makes it seem as if they run it, and gives them a leverage out of all proportion to their numbers, and even to their raw power. They have a certain moral authority, which isn't altogether specious, but is certainly lopsided, since they are exempted from the kind of public criticism they are free to dish out.

Aug 04 04:26

Human rights group: Employee targeted with Israeli spyware

An Amnesty International employee has been targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software, the human rights group said Wednesday, adding to a growing number of examples of Israeli technology being used to spy on human rights workers and opposition figures in the Middle East and beyond. In a 20-page report, Amnesty outlined how it believes a hacker tried to break into an unidentified staff member's smartphone in early June by baiting the employee with a WhatsApp message about a protest in front of the Saudi Embassy in Washington. The London-based human rights organization said it traced the malicious link in the message to a network of sites tied to the NSO Group, an Israeli surveillance company implicated in a series of digital break-in attempts ..

Aug 03 20:56

Joyce McKinney, Kirk Anderson, And The Manacled Mormon Case

Kirk Anderson said that Joyce McKinney tied him to a bed for three days and raped him repeatedly. She said that wasn't possible.

One autumn day in 1977, the police in Devon, England got an unusual call for help. A young member of the Mormon Church claimed that he had just been imprisoned and raped by a woman for three days, chained to a bed and forced to try to impregnate her. He claimed that he’d only managed to escape after promising to marry his captor, at which point she unchained him and he fled. Newspapers throughout the country quickly seized upon the lurid story and soon headlines about the “manacled Mormon” were sweeping across England.

Aug 03 19:45

The Ancient Greek Philosopher who Got Drunk and Laughed Himself to Death

It was described in the Encyclopaedia Britannica as, “one of the loftiest and most sublime philosophies in the record of Western civilization. In urging participation in human affairs, Stoics have always believed that the goal of all inquiry is to provide a mode of conduct characterized by tranquillity of mind and certainty of moral worth.”

Aug 03 15:00

US used Hiroshima atomic bomb victims as ‘guinea pigs’, survivor tells RT

Survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb were used as lab rats for US research, and the post-war occupation forces censored media reports attempting to shed light on the atrocity, a survivor of the nuclear attack told RT.

Setsuko Thurlow, a nuclear weapons disarmament activist and survivor of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze that US forces occupying Japan after the end of World War Two were more interested studying the effects of nuclear warfare than they were in helping victims of the attack.

Aug 03 11:56

Marilyn Monroe: the Bookworm who Fantasized about Sleeping with Albert Einstein

The name Marilyn Monroe drifts by in a fog of legend. Her life has become virtually mythical. Something to be written down in epic sagas passed down to future generations of pop culture prophets. The platinum blonde hair, seductive eyebrows, white dress blowing above her thighs, alluring voice, famous lovers, and tragic death.

Aug 02 23:42

HIV-Positive Worker Charged With Sexually Molesting Eight Children at Immigrant Shelter

The allegations against the Southwest Key youth care worker are the latest in a series of serious accusations of sexual abuse inside the government’s immigrant youth shelters. This story includes graphic details of alleged sexual violence against minors. A youth care worker for Southwest Key has been charged with 11 sex offenses after authorities accused him of molesting at least eight unaccompanied immigrant boys over nearly a year at one of the company’s shelters in Mesa, Arizona, federal court records show.

Aug 02 20:15

The Story of Tarrare, The Insatiable Glutton Who Ate Everything From Human Flesh To Live Eels

Tarrare, an 18th-century French showman, could eat enough to feed 15 people and swallow cats whole — but his stomach was never satisified.

They found Tarrare in a gutter, shoveling fistfuls of garbage into his mouth.

Aug 02 12:27

The Original Vampire: Before Count Dracula there was Lord Ruthven

From an obscure folklore myth to blockbuster movies like The Twilight Saga, vampires have come a long way, becoming a common trope in popular culture of today. While it is impossible to trace the exact origin of these bloodsucking creatures — which were reportedly part of the horror repertoire in cultures as old as Mesopotamia — the hype that introduced vampires as we know them today dates back to the 18th century.

Aug 02 11:43

Czeslawa Kwoka Died At The Hands Of The Nazis, But The Power Of Her Auschwitz Portrait Lives On

The Nazis may have killed 14-year-old Czeslawa Kwoka at Auschwitz. But they couldn't extinguish the haunting power of the photo they took of her before she died.

The Holocaust happened on a scale so massive that we’re virtually unable to fully comprehend its scope. Reading the words “6 million lives” is certainly chilling (to say nothing of the millions of others killed), but it is a number so large that it becomes abstract. It’s thus difficult to attach a human element to this great tragedy, to attach a face to every figure.

Aug 02 11:01

Vietnam’s New ‘Golden Bridge’ Looks Like Something Out Of A Fantasy World

The new bridge is part of a $2 billion investment that's helping Vietnam to become one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations on Earth.

A new bridge that’s opened outside of Da Nang, Vietnam — aptly named the “Golden Bridge” — has quickly staked its claim to being one of the most stunning bridges on Earth.

The Golden Bridge, which sits about 4,600 feet above sea level in the Bà Nà hills, is designed to look like it’s being held up by two massive stone hands.

Aug 02 10:26

Remains Of Tuskegee Airman Identified More Than 70 Years After His Death

Lawrence Dickson was declared M.I.A. in 1944 after his plane went down due to engine troubles somewhere over the Austria-Italy border.

After nearly 74 years of searching, Tuskegee Airmen Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson has finally been found.

Aug 02 01:57

Possibly the World’s Oldest “Yo Mama” Joke Found on a Tablet in Iraq

Humor doesn’t always translate across time and geography and language barrier — what’s funny in 1820 China might not be humorous in 1984 Canada, for example. Nonetheless, some 3,500 years ago, six riddles were inscribed on a clay tablet in Iraq that could very well have been laughed out loud funny in their time — and one may even contain the oldest “Yo Mama” joke known to man. But in our time, we’re having a bit of trouble.

Aug 02 01:56

The Declassified FBI Files on Ernest Hemingway

When Ernest Hemingway committed suicide in 1961, the world stood in awe. His talent and his adventurous spirit were admired by many, as he was seen as an unbreakable man who enjoyed life to the fullest.

Aug 01 13:52

The Great Blizzard Of 1888 Was So Devastating That We’re Still Feeling Its Effects Today

How the Blizzard of 1888 wreaked havoc, killed hundreds, and forced American cities into the modern age.

The weather leading up to the March storm had been unseasonably warm, leading most people to believe an early spring was on the way. And even when the early storm reports came in, many underestimated its size, leaving them inadequately prepared for a storm so devastating that we’re still feeling its after-effects today.

Aug 01 13:22

“US-Gate”? Overthrowing Other People’s Governments: The Master List of U.S. “Regime Changes”

This incisive list of countries by William Blum was first published in 2013, posted on Global Research in 2014.

In relation to recent developments in Latin America and the Middle East, it is worth recalling the history of US sponsored military coups and “soft coups” aka regime changes.

In a bitter irony, under the so-called “Russia probe” the US is accusing Moscow of interfering in US politics.

This article reviews the process of overthrowing sovereign governments through military coups, acts of war, support of terrorist organizations, covert ops in support of regime change. Needless to say, while “US-Gate” is not an issue, this list in nonetheless revealing.

In recent developments, the Trump administration is supportive of a US sponsored regime change in Venezuela and Cuba

Aug 01 11:30

The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World’s Water

A disturbing trend in the water sector is accelerating worldwide. The new “water barons” — the Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires — are buying up water all over the world at unprecedented pace.


The second disturbing trend is that while the new water barons are buying up water all over the world, governments are moving fast to limit citizens’ ability to become water self-sufficient (as evidenced by the well-publicized Gary Harrington’s case in Oregon, in which the state criminalized the collection of rainwater in three ponds located on his private land, by convicting him on nine counts and sentencing him for 30 days in jail). Let’s put this criminalization in perspective:

Aug 01 10:15

Singer Marvin Humes is stunned to learn his black ancestor was a slave OWNER in Jamaica while delving into his family history on Who Do You Think You Are?

Shocked Marvin Humes has learned one of his black ancestors owned slaves while delving into his family history on Who Do You Think You Are?

The JLS singer, 33, traces his heritage for the current series of the BBC genealogy show, on which he discovers that his four-times great grandfather on his father's side, John Brown Williams, owned two slaves that worked his 20-acre plot of land in Jamaica.

Marvin, who says on the show he had no idea that black people had ever kept slaves, reveals he had expected to find links to slavery in his family's past - but never anticipated learning that one of his ancestors had been an owner.

Aug 01 09:32

FLASHBACK - Father of Koch Brothers Helped Build Nazi Oil Refinery, Book Says

The father of the billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch helped construct a major oil refinery in Nazi Germany that was personally approved by Adolf Hitler, according to a new history of the Kochs and other wealthy families.

The book, “Dark Money,” by Jane Mayer, traces the rise of the modern conservative movement through the activism and money of a handful of rich donors: among them Richard Mellon Scaife, an heir to the Mellon banking fortune, and Harry and Lynde Bradley, brothers who became wealthy in part from military contracts but poured millions into anti-government philanthropy.

Jul 31 13:26

Meet Ida Lewis, History’s Most Heroic Lighthouse Keeper

She started saving lives at sea when she was just 12 — and didn’t stop until she was in her 60s. This is the story of Ida Lewis, the lighthouse hero of old Rhode Island.

Ida Lewis was born in Newport, R.I. in 1842, the daughter of Captain Hosea Lewis, the keeper of the Lighthouse Service at nearby Lime Rock. But just a few months into his tenure, he suffered a stroke and could no longer tend to the lighthouse.

Jul 31 13:25

The Great Blizzard Of 1888 Was So Devastating That We’re Still Feeling Its Effects Today

The weather leading up to the March storm had been unseasonably warm, leading most people to believe an early spring was on the way. And even when the early storm reports came in, many underestimated its size, leaving them inadequately prepared for a storm so devastating that we’re still feeling its after-effects today.

Jul 31 09:44

Prescott Bush's 1933 fascist coup attempt in the US - Business Coup stopped by Smedley Butler

Jul 31 09:34

UK Heatwave Reveals Ancient Archaeological Sites Throughout Britain

A record-breaking heat wave in the U.K. has led to an unexpected bonanza in the field of archaeology. Experts are experiencing what was described in last week’s The Independent as “Gold-rush style excitement” over the development, in which the longest period of scorching weather since 1976 has exposed evidence of historic structures.

Jul 31 01:19

The Mysterious White Trains: How Nuclear Weapons Were Transported during the Cold War

Ever since two atomic bombs were dropped during World War II, the world has been rightly terrified of nuclear war. The idea of several nations using weapons of mass destruction against each other has left civilians uneasy in the following decades. Even with the end of World War II, the Cold War was quick to begin, due to rising tensions between the Soviet Union and the West.
This was a war of ideas, collectivism versus individualism, communism versus capitalism. With both sides suspicious of one another and compounding power, the 45-year-long hostility led to constant fear of nuclear weapons being launched.
Throughout this time period, the United States was under no delusions. Should open war break out with the Soviet Union, the decision to use nukes would be swift and both sides would end up firing their arsenals upon one another.

Jul 30 16:03

Zombie Worms Frozen for 40,000 Years Have Come Back to Life

What’s it like to take a 40,000-year-long nap?

After digging up hundreds of samples of frozen soil in Siberia, a group of researchers took the permafrost sections back to their lab, and found tiny worms in the soil. The permafrost sediment was 40,000 years old by the scientists’ estimate. And, they discovered, the frozen worms, called nematodes, were not dead but preserved.

They thawed the nematodes, which are from the Pleistocene era, and are now releasing the news that the 40,000-year-old life forms were, once revived, able to move and eat.

The researchers “slowly thawed them over several weeks,” said Business Insider. “The researchers put them in petri dishes with food, stored at 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit).”

Jul 30 10:57

American Evangelicals Have Been Hoodwinked Into a Big Lie About Israel and the Rapture

"I am convinced that Cyrus Scofield was an agent of the Rothschilds and that his reference Bible was deliberately used to blind Christians to what the true nature and purpose of the soon-to-be modern state of Israel was. And it worked—BIG TIME."

Jul 30 10:39

Bernie Sanders: "Open Borders Would Make Everybody In America Poorer - You're Doing Away With The Concept Of A Nation State" (Video)

Three years ago this week, on July 28, 2015, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was asked about "open borders" and replied "Open borders? No, that's a Koch brothers proposal. That's a right-wing proposal, which says essentially there is no United States. It would make everybody in America poorer - you're doing away with the concept of a nation state, and I don't think there's any country in the world that believes in that. If you believe in a nation state or in a country called the United States or UK or Denmark or any other country, you have an obligation in my view to do everything we can to help poor people. What right-wing people in this country would love is an open-border policy. Bring in all kinds of people, work for $2 or $3 an hour, that would be great for them. I don't believe in that. I think we have to raise wages in this country, I think we have to do everything we can to create millions of jobs..."

Jul 29 21:59

This Island Was One Of New York’s Popular Beach Destinations – Until It Disappeared Forever

Though no one is completely sure, Hog Island seems to have disappeared sometime during the 1920s.

Hog Island’s origins are as mysterious as its demise. An 1895 New York Times article offered a creation story that sounds straight out of Greek mythology, claiming, “Hog Island rose from the ocean in a single night, thirty years ago.”

Jul 29 15:37

WWII-Era Bills Worth around $2 Million discovered under Churchill’s favorite tailors

Recently, someone in San Jose California got very rich. They won an estimated five-hundred million dollars in the lottery. Along with suddenly hitting it big in Hollywood, or developing an app or game that people “just have to have,” picking the lucky numbers in the lottery is about the only way to get rich overnight.

Jul 29 15:36

The Flying Dutchman – The ghostly ship doomed to sail the Seven Seas forever

Before the optimistic name “Good Hope,” the rocky peninsula was named “Cape of Storms” because of its treacherous outcrops of rock, turbulent currents, and bad weather. The name was given by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias who was the first European to reach the cape, in 1488. The Cape of Good Hope is the final resting place for countless ships.

Jul 29 09:31

PayPal censors journalists who criticize Israel

An operative of Israel’s global censorship campaign has admitted to exaggerating claims of anti-Semitism in order to engineer crackdowns on supporters of Palestinian rights.
In the latest instance, Benjamin Weinthal has apparently succeeded in persuading PayPal to close down the account of the French online publication Agence Media Palestine.
This constitutes censorship as it denies journalists the means to raise money for their work and retaliates against them for ideas they express.
Note: Never under estimate the evil power of the Zionist/Jewish gang of thugs.
Let PayPal know how you feel about this.

Jul 29 08:21

The counter terminology to Holocaust Denial should be Holocaust Belief

WHAT IS THE HOLOCAUST? It's a belief, nothing more. If you try to get hold of it, touch it, find where it exists, you discover you can't and it doesn't. It's words, it's stories, it's narrative. It's more similar to religion than to history. The 'history' has been built up after the fact around the religion, or belief, to give it greater plausibility.
The Holocaust is a few photos from a few very selective places taken in 1945 after the Allies gained total control of the air and bombed the hell out of everything in Germany.

Jul 29 05:21

An eerie WWII underwater graveyard of ships still holds the remains of Japanese servicemen

Some 1,100 miles north-east of New Guinea lies an atoll, gently tucked in by the Pacific Ocean and more or less secluded from the rest of the world.

It’s called Truk (or Chuuk) Lagoon, part of the Pacific archipelago-state of Micronesia. Truk Lagoon was first sighted by a Spanish expedition in 1528. At the time, the lagoon was home to several indigenous tribes who lived in total isolation.

Centuries passed and Spain, the initial “owner” of Truk Lagoon lost its position in the Pacific after the Spanish-American War of 1898. The Spaniards were forced to sell the entire atoll to the Germans the following year. Once again, in the aftermath of the First World War, the lagoon changed hands, becoming the property of Japan.
By World War II the Japanese had established a port and a naval stronghold, which was manned by a total of 40,000 soldiers. The atoll itself includes a natural harbor enclosed within a protective reef, making it ideal for strategic purposes.

Jul 29 05:20

The London Wedding of Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate

Liz and Dick. Jackie and Ari. Warren and Julie. The Sixties were a decade of Super Couples — and one of Hollywood’s most talked-about twosomes was Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate.

The Polish film director (who scared the bejesus out of moviegoers with his 1968 horror masterpiece Rosemary’s Baby) and the stunning actress epitomized the decade’s swinging, go-with-the-flow vibe. Photographer Peter Evans would describe the couple as “the Douglas Fairbanks/Mary Pickford of our time … Cool, nomadic, talented, and nicely shocking.”