Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Jesse Ventura re-releases the episodes from his 'Conspiracy' series [prior to standing as an independent Presidential candidate?]

It does seem as if Ventura might stand as an independent candidate in the presidential elections. - once Sanders drops out. His attempt will be a 'crowd funded' campaign as he did in Minnesota when he became governor. He is likely to appeal to the democrats and - if the campaign does take off - would make Hillary Clinton's task of beating Trump that much more difficult for he does seem to appeal to 'Ordinary Americans' - perhaps because they can't and he can, and does, challenge individuals in authority head on. The episodes can be seen on YouTube:

Series 1 - originally shown between 2 December 2009 and 13 January 2010

Episode 1 - HAARP- Ventura visits HAARP (the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) in Gakona, Alaska to uncover the alleged truth behind rumors that it is being used as a weather modification weapon, an instrument for mind control, or both.

Episode 2 - 9/11 - Ventura investigates the rumors of a possible cover-up of the black box recordings from the airliners involved in the September 11 attacks which could contain evidence that 9/11 may have been an inside job.

Episode 3 - Global Warming - Ventura looks at some of the purported evidence that man-made global warming is an elitist scam, and the money trail leads him to the doorstep of an elusive billionaire and a former UN adviser residing in Shanghai.

Episode 4 - Big Brother - Ventura looks into theories about how far the U.S. Government has gone, in the name of national security, to keep an eye on its citizens – including contracting private companies to spy on people and giving special incentives to InfraGard members who report suspicious activity.

Episode 5 - Secret Societies - Ventura infiltrates the Bilderberg Group – a very secretive, annual meeting of elitists who gather in luxury hotels, under heavy security, and supposedly plan the strategies for world domination. The location and attendees of these secretive events are often posted online.
Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura S01 E05 - Secret Societies - YouTube

Episode 6 - Manchurian Candidate - Ventura and his crew investigates rumors that the CIA has restarted the project to turn ordinary citizens into programmed assassins and super soldiers through hypnosis, experimental drugs, torture and other methods. He also meets a man who claims to be a real-life Manchurian Candidate.

Episode 7 - Apocalypse - Some believe the world is heading for disaster in 2012 and Ventura looks into rumors that the U.S. Government has a doomsday plan for saving the elite while leaving the rest of us to fend for ourselves. Ventura also checks out the Denver International Airport where mysterious artwork displayed throughout seems to depict a "road map" of plans for the Apocalypse.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura - S01 E07 - Apocalypse - YouTube

Series 2 - originally shown between 15 October 2010 and17 December 2010

Episode 1 - Plum Island - Ventura investigates the secretive Plum Island Animal Disease Center located off the coast of Long Island, New York, which has been suspected as being a bio-weapons research center responsible for the release of Lyme disease and other deadly viruses. He also learns that the facility is to be moved to Kansas, into the heart of cattle country, which could spell disaster if a dangerous contaminant was released into the nation's food supply.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura S02 E01 - Plum Island - YouTube

Episode 2 - Area 51 - Ventura treks into the Nevada desert to monitor the activity of Area 51, the most secretive military complex in the country and believed by many in the UFO community to be reverse engineering alien technology. He also interviews two Area 51 watchdogs who claim they were targeted by the Joint Terrorism Task Force
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura S02 E02 - Area 51 - YouTube

Episode 3 - Wall Street - Ventura interviews Goldman Sachs whistleblowers and infiltrates a group of Wall Street elitists to find out what caused the financial meltdown, and to see who has the power to manipulate the stock market and the prices of oil, and precious metals.
jesse ventura conspiracy theories wall street - YouTube

Episode 4 - Police State - Ventura is joined by conspiracy-talk radio host Alex Jones and looks into the plans and procedures in place by the government for declaring martial law. They investigate new law enforcement "fusion centers" that may be in control of rumored internment camps for rounding up U.S. citizens who are deemed a threat to national security. Note: This episode was removed for a time from the second season episode list on after a controversy.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura S02 E04 - Police State - YouTube

Episode 5 - JFK Assassination - Ventura reviews a set of supposedly classified CIA documents that connect the John F. Kennedy assassination to the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon, and possible involvement by other U.S. presidents such as Gerald Ford and Lyndon B. Johnson. He interviews Lee Harvey Oswald's widow Marina Oswald Porter to gain more insight into the theory thatt Oswald was a CIA operative who had been framed by his handlers.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura S02 E05 - JFK Assassination - YouTube

Episode 6 - Great Lakes [aka World Wide Water Conspiracy] - Ventura looks into the prospects of "Blue Gold" and why corporations and the super-rich are buying up water rights around the world in what could be a plan in controlling nations and their masses. He looks into evidence that these tactics are going on in North America in what could be a literal theft of the Great Lakes
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura S02 E06 - Great Lakes - YouTube

Episode 7 - The Gulf Oil Spill [aka Louisiana Oil Spill] - Ventura looks into rumors that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was a staged event by companies like BP and Halliburton to reap profits from the cleanup, as well as administer toxic agents into the Gulf coast waters as part of a larger depopulation program, inspired by the Hurricane Katrina disaster, to modify the world's ocean currents and weather, and to target the Louisiana coastline to gain complete control of its oil reserves.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura S02 E07 - The Gulf Oil Spill - YouTube

Episode 8 - Pentagon - Ventura investigates the theory that a missile, and not a hijacked airliner, hit The Pentagon during the September 11 attacks. Questioned are issues such as the lack of surveillance video released by the FBI; debris and damage inconsistent with a jetliner crash; the extreme difficulty of crashing a jetliner at high speed into a specific ground target by an amateur pilot, and links to a possible cover-up of $2.3 trillion of unaccounted taxpayer money announced by then Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, just a day before the attacks.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura S02 E08 - Pentagon - YouTube

Series 3 - originally shown between 7 November 2012 and 17 December 2012

Episode 1 - Reptilian - Ventura looks into one of Time Magazine's "Top 10" ranked conspiracies – that some world leaders and other influential people are really shape-shifting lizard beings from another planet who are manipulating the world in human form. Tyrel and Shawn interview a self-proclaimed hybrid, while Jesse reviews video of alleged shape-shifting in progress, searches for a rumored alien base in Dulce, New Mexico, and finally interviews the man who popularized the conspiracy, David Icke.

Jesse Ventura's Conspiracy Theory - Reptilian Episode - Season 3 Premiere Analysis - YouTube

Episode 2 - Death Ray - Ventura looks into rumors that the government is using directed-energy weapon technology, not only for strategic missile defense, but also as a tool for assassination and possible false flag operations. Ventura feels he's on to something when he learns numerous people involved in the project have died under mysterious circumstances, (including whistle-blower Fred Bell, who died two days after an interview), and a theory that a ray may have been used to disintegrate and collapse the World Trade Center towers on 9/11
Jesse Ventura Secrets of Tesla's Death Ray Revealed - YouTube

Episode 3 - Time Travel - Ventura investigates rumors that the government has developed secret time travel technology beginning with the Philadelphia Experiment and Montauk Project and that it has been used as a weapon to alter historical events. Later he meets Andrew D. Basiago, a man who claims that as a child, he was "chrononaut" working for his father at the Los Alamos National Laboratory on a DARPA experiment called "Project Pegasus" and was sent back in time to meet historical figures such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Episode 4 - Ozarks - Ventura looks into rumors that the elite are building fortified retreats and underground bunkers in remote areas of the country in preparation for a doomsday event. He travels to Ozark, Missouri to investigate the construction of an alleged 75,000 sq. ft., "single-family," fortified mansion owned by a satellite surveillance mogul and government defense contractor. Later, Ventura and his team are guided by a local informant to a massive underground warehouse facility, complete with railroad access, that is located in nearby Springfield, Missouri.

Episode 5 - Skinwalker - Ventura looks into various corporations that are filling the void left by NASA and continuing space research and technology under private enterprise – some of which may be used to weaponize space. His leads focus him on billionaire aerospace entrepreneur Robert Bigelow who purchased Utah's mysterious "Skinwalker Ranch" – a site with a long history of claims of paranormal activity, specifically UFOs, leading to rumors that Bigelow is reverse engineering his own alien technology. While Tyrell and Shawn have an unexplained encounter near the ranch, Ventura seeks answers from Bigelow himself.
Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura Season 3 Episode 5 Skinwalker Ranch TruTv - YouTube

Episode 6 - Manimal -
Ventura looks into various alleged human-animal hybrid experiments, beginning with a ranch suspected of breeding animals with human organs used for medical research, and when slaughtered, could end up mixed with animals later processed for human consumption. Afterward he is led to the gates of Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where an animal rights crusader believes a real-life "Planet of the Apes" is being created by the government to secretly breed "humanzee" super-soldiers.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura - Season 3 Episode 6 Review!! Manimal!! - YouTube

Episode 7 - Brain Invaders - Ventura interviews a group of so-called "targeted individuals" (or "TIs") – people who claim that they are being manipulated and tortured by mind-control signals after they have spoken out against the government. He further looks into the technology that could be behind these attacks, such as microwave transmitting GWEN towers, and meets with insiders who claim to have worked on and developed the technology for the government that began with Project MKUltra.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura S03 E06 - Brain Invaders - YouTube

Sunday, 27 March 2016

The map that shows which companies are worth more than the stock markets of entire countries

Netflix is worth around $40 billion, McDonald’s is worth $109 billion and Google and Amazon combined are worth $747 biliion. You may already know that these companies are worth billions, but it can be hard to give context to such big sums. But Bank of America Merrill Lynch has come up with a solution to illustrate exactly what the value of some companies looks like, by comparing big company valuations with the stock markets of some countries.

The full article can be found in the Independent.

Monday, 14 March 2016

February breaks global temperature records by 'shocking' amount

Report in The Guardian which include the following quotes - amongst many:

“Nasa dropped a bombshell of a climate report,” said Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, who analysed the data on the Weather Underground website. “February dispensed with the one-month-old record by a full 0.21C – an extraordinary margin to beat a monthly world temperature record by.”

“This result is a true shocker, and yet another reminder of the incessant long-term rise in global temperature resulting from human-produced greenhouse gases,” said Masters and Henson. “We are now hurtling at a frightening pace toward the globally agreed maximum of 2C warming over pre-industrial levels.”

“We are in a kind of climate emergency now,” said Prof Stefan Rahmstorf, from the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research in Germany. He told Fairfax Media: “This is really quite stunning ... it’s completely unprecedented.”

Judging from the articles most featured on TV and newspapers - this is not an issue given the greatest priority. News of a celebrity latest relationship or action will usually make the headlines. Odd really - but perhaps it is just that most people ignore the issue feeling they cannot do much about the matter.

The full article can be found here.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

When robots do all the work, how will people live?

Tom Watson, writing in the Guardian, asks this hugely significant question.

Unless there is a change of government in 2020 – and that does not look very likely at the moment – under the present regime a great many more will become homeless and rely on foodbanks to avoid starvation. He asks:

“Where is the new institution that brings together trades unions, employers and government to establish how the time liberated and wealth created by robots is equitably shared?”

Unfortunately we are nearing the point where these organisations have become, all but, ineffectual – for any employer [mainly global corporations] will simply re-site their robots in a country where the national government does not interfere with the practices of these global monsters. If Deloitte is right that ‘that up to 11m UK jobs have a high chance of being automated within the next decade’ [and there seems little reason to doubt their figures given the rapid development in AI in recent years] – many people are going to die early and painful deaths if the next Tory government pursues the policies that have been pursued by Cameron and Osborne – for they have repeatedly demonstrated since the early days of the coalition that the law that citizens must be able to support themselves – with little or no help from the state – is an iron law.

We have seen Osborne create budgets that favour global corporations and his preparedness to allow the weak and disabled placed in nye impossible situations to a point where great numbers are suffering mental health problems because they are trapped in circumstances which only a few are able to escape. We must assume, if the current values are continued by the next Tory government, there will be no let up in these, almost medieval, practices. The 800,000 jobs lost to automation since 2001 has caused hardships – but 11 million will create an impossible situation and the real possibility of attempts at revolution.

The central problem is that these giant corporations have only one objective – to make as much profit as possible – compassion is not included in their aims and objectives. However, they are obliged to use the most profitable methods available for if they don’t they know another corporation will take advantage of their ‘weakness’ and those corporations who delay because of some reluctance to put so many people out of work will find that the most ruthless, those who employ automation as soon as it is available – regardless of the numbers made unemployed – will quickly start making much greater profits and be in a position to buy out those that have not taken these steps.

Whether the outcome will be to take us into potentially revolutionary circumstances or some less severe condition will depend on the outcome of the EU Referendum If the vote is ‘to leave’ prime minister Boris Johnson may have greater compassion for his fellow citizens than Osborne, the designer of the current system, and, although his solutions would still err greatly in favour of the corporations – he might recognise that state intervention is necessary to avoid major civil unrest.

Should the ‘stay’ campaign succeed – which seems most likely – not only are we likely to see the continuation of Osborne’s heartlessness, but also the ratification of TTIP which is without doubt designed to advantage the global corporations further – particularly those of the US. If this should be the case – we can expect to see even greater hardships inflicted on workers – not only in the UK but throughout the EU.

Cameron has said that he considers the ratification of TTIP the most important issue of his premiership!

The full article can be read here.

Graham Hancock - Magicians of the Gods - HD

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