The Vegas Shooting – the “New World Order and Shit” and Other Dangerous Ideas

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: see several updates at the end of this article

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Years ago I wrote that when they decide to make that big leap from the slightly open society we have now to the totalitarian closed one we are destined for, one of the things they need to do is round up the dissidents in a very public manner so that not only are they out of the way, but so they will serve as an example of what happens to you when you think the wrong things.

You can see examples of this taking place right now in Egypt, Thailand and Ukraine. History is rife with examples. Look no farther than Indonesia when we installed Suharto or Chile after we installed Pinochet.

The most recent mass casualty event in the on-going American Gladio op took place in Vegas a few days ago. Two police officers and a woman shopping at WalMart tragically lost their lives. Was this simply a case of two bottom feeders going off? Was it part of a destabilization campaign designed to remake the country into something else? Was Cass Sunstein right about his “dangerous ideas” and the need to wipe them all off the interwebs or is someone helping him make his point as the new CISPA is about to be rolled out?

Let’s see.

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The US Housing Market is Still “Flat on its Back”

from Mike Whitney, CounterPunch

Get a load of this chart from DataQuick’s National Home Sales Snapshot. It’ll tell you everything need to know about housing.

As you can see, prices are flatlining or drifting lower while sales are sinking like a stone. That’s the whole ball of wax, isn’t it?

Sure, sales will increase in the spring (as they always do), but judging by the sharp dropoff in last year’s hottest markets, this could be the crappiest spring selling season since the crash.

Why?

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(Note: MSA=metropolitan statistical area)

Because prices are too high, rates are too high, “organic” demand is too weak, credit is too tight, and the pool of potential buyers has shrunk to the size of a walnut, that’s why.The banks have reduced the percentage of distressed homes (foreclosures and short sales) on the market to roughly 11 percent from 59 percent in 2009. Fewer distressed homes mean higher prices, but higher prices mean fewer sales. It’s a trade-off. The banks get their money, but the market goes to hell. That’s how it works. According to most estimates, there are roughly 4.5 million homes in some stage of foreclosure. That means that –at the present pace–we should get through this Housing Depression a few weeks before Judgment Day. But don’t hold me to that.

Did you catch this gem on Bloomberg last week? It’s about the big private equity guys exiting the market. Take a look:

“Blackstone Group LP is slowing its purchases of houses to rent amid soaring prices after a buying binge made it the biggest U.S. single-family home landlord. Blackstone’s acquisition pace has declined 70 percent from its peak last year, when the private equity firm was spending more than $100 million a week on properties, said Jonathan Gray, global head of real estate for the New York-based firm…” (Blackstone’s Home Buying Binge Ends as Prices Surge, Bloomberg)

Okay, so the speculators are getting out of housing. How’s that going to effect the market?

No one really knows yet, but it can’t be good, after all, all-cash deals amounted to nearly 50 percent of all homes sales in many of the hotter markets last year. That’s why prices went up even though the economy was still in the shitter, because the fatcats were loading up on cheap real estate. Now it looks like they’re headed for the hills. That’s NOT going to be good for sales.

Did you know that existing home sales have dropped for six months straight, dipping below trend to the same level they were at in 1998?

But how can that be, you ask, when everyone’s blabbing about the recovery? How can that be when the Fed has purchased more than $1.4 trillion in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and rates are a measly 4.5%? How can that be prices have been climbing higher for more than a year?

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Five years of Obama’s “recovery”

by Patrick Martin, WSWS

This week marks five years since the New York Stock Exchange hit its low point at the bottom of the financial crash that erupted with the collapse of Lehman Brothers investment bank. On March 6, 2009, Dow Jones Industrial Average hit its post-collapse low of 6,443. Three days later, on March 9, 2009, the S&P 500 hit its post-collapse low of 676.

Yesterday, at the close of stock trading for the week, the Dow Jones average closed at 16,452, up a colossal 10,000 points over five years, or 154 percent. The S&P 500 stood at 1,878, rising even faster than the Dow, gaining 170 percent over five years.

These are only the most striking of a barrage of numbers reported in recent weeks, demonstrating that for the US financial aristocracy, the Crash of 2008 has been used to engineer a historic redistribution of wealth.

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A bankers’ plan for Detroit

from the WSWS

The proposal submitted late last week by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to the federal court overseeing Detroit’s bankruptcy is a blueprint for a devastating attack on the working class of the city. The “plan of adjustment” would be better termed the “plan of destruction,” targeting pensions, health care and core public assets, including the world-renowned Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).

Orr’s plan confirms the central premise of the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit held by the Socialist Equality Party on February 15: A crime is being perpetrated, one that is the product of a political conspiracy involving both big business parties and all the institutions of the state.

A New York Times article over the weekend compared, approvingly, what is taking place in Detroit to the restructuring of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Indeed, the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina was used as an opportunity to depopulate sections of the city and go after basic social rights, including the handing over of public education to for-profit charter schools.

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Fear Mongering and Race Baiting is the Order of the Day at Di$info’s Site

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Someone posted a video claiming they were already rioting in Miami, but it turns out, it was a bunch of white people in Vancuver  rioting after a hockey game. Mountains were in the background. Yes, the mountains of Miami.

Get ready for the propaganda folks.

UPDATE: The Truth of the matter: “small demonstrations” of “a few dozen people” or so in a “handful of cities” resulting in “no arrests”. I guess Di$info’s “RACE WAR!!!” predictions ala Eric Cartman didn’t pan out.

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but don’t worry everybody, Di$info has some spin for this new development as well…

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Over at Di$info’s site, the fear mongering is off the chain in the wake of last night’s verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. “BE AFRAID OF ANGRY BLACK PEOPLE!” is the overall message they are pumping out to their mainly white, neoliberal “libertarian” audience. It’s almost as if they are continuing the work of the Obama administration’s Justice Department started by those assets who went down to Sanford over a year ago to stir up racial tension and organize protests. Go figure, huh?

All those riots Pri$on Planet was predicting? All the carnage they are reporting involving that ONE police car? Here’s the real story…

In San Francisco, a march began at 8 p.m. local time (11 p.m. ET) at 24th and Mission Streets, NBCBayArea.com reported.  About 200 people marched down Mission Street, many carrying yellow signs including “the whole system is racist” and “the people say guilty.”

The group dispersed peacefully a little after 10 p.m. local time (1 a.m. ET) with no arrests police said.

Another protest was held in downtown Oakland Saturday night at 14th and Broadway, NBCBayArea.com reported.  Police in riot gear surrounded a crowd, which by the early hours of Sunday numbered fewer than 100, it reported.

Raw video of the protest taken from a helicopter at about 11:30 p.m. local time (1.30 a.m ET) shows a peaceful protest.

Local media reports said some Oakland marchers vandalized a police squad car and police formed a line to block the protesters’ path, according to The Associated Press. NBC News

Does anybody care to remember what Di$info did on the eve of Y2K? “Russian balistic missiles flying over the North Pole” ring any bells?

With “alternative” news like this, who needs the MSM?

The following is taken from their front page, unedited:

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Neighbor testifies about Martin-Zimmerman fight

(I lost a few readers on this one as well. I said right off the bat it seemed like Zimmerman had been attacked by Martin after he confronted him for being in the complex. I said he maybe should be tried for involuntary manslaughter, same conclusion one of the detectives came to. But some readers bought into the hype and off they went. )

from the AP

Two neighbors and a police officer gave accounts Friday in George Zimmerman’s murder trial that seemed to bolster the neighborhood watch volunteer’s contention that he was on his back and being straddled by Trayvon Martin during a confrontation with the teen.

Neighbor Jonathan Good said it appeared the unarmed teen was straddling Zimmerman during their confrontation, while another neighbor, Jonathan Manalo, said Zimmerman seemed credible when he said immediately after the fight that he had shot Martin in self-defense. Officer Tim Smith said on the witness stand that Zimmerman’s backside was covered in grass and wetter than his front side.

All three were called as prosecution witnesses on the fifth day of testimony

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Aurora Massacre: Kangaroo Court Redefines “Show Trial”

by Scott Creighton

Homeland Security Prosecution: We have found a witch radicalize homegrown extremist, may we burn him?

Judge Carlos A. Samour: How do you know he’s a witch radicalized homegrown extremist?

Homeland Security Prosecution: He LOOKS like one

James: I’m not a witch radicalized homegrown extremist!

Judge Carlos A. Samour: But you are dressed as one.

James: They dressed me up like this.

Homeland Security Prosecution: Ah, no we didn’t. Ok, we did the hair. And the beard. And the thing on his head. And the Hannibal Lecter thing…. but he did turn me into a newt!

Judge Carlos A. Samour: What?

Homeland Security Prosecution: BURN HIM ANYWAY!

real deal

be honest…. Does this make my butt look guilty?

The James Holmes saga is probably one of the most ridiculous pretend prosecutions I’ve ever seen.

The court have already ruled that they can use “truth serum” on the guy as they promise to bring in something like 60 million “witnesses” to say they saw a guy in a gas mask shooting people … and yet there’s not one single clear image of James Holmes in the Century 16 theater that night from the numbers of security cameras at that location.

In a real court of justice, there’s a reason they don’t bring the accused into court dressed up like Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs. It tends  to prejudice the jury in favor of prosecution, thus preventing a fair trial.

But apparently that’s not important in Colorado. Their courts must be interested in something other than justice.

They tried to have little James Holmes manacled and wrapped up like the Butcher of Seville for the upcoming trial but that didn’t fly so the judge decided they would put a restraining harness on James under his cheap suit and literally chain him to a bolted ring on the floor like he was a mad dog.

This is supposed to be a compromise.

Need I remind anyone that the police department who arrested Holmes, found him drugged and out cold in his car behind the theater, and they would have suffered MAJOR losses to police personnel had James not warned them about booby traps set up in his apartment?

Need I remind anyone of the second gas mask found at the end of the building where Holmes could not have been, dropped there by someone who had been reported by witnesses as the gunman as he fled the scene?

Nah, just chain him to the floor like a rabid bear and the prosecution can have Homeland Security standing by with riot guns and armor “just in case” the bailiffs can’t handle a 145 pound kid.

And I know.. we’ll call it “justice”

Fuck it… they’re trying their damnedest to convict this guy in the court of public opinion, they should just bring him into the courtroom in this get-up.

Forget subtle, go for broke. This is America, no one’s paying attention. And if they are, we’ll call ‘em “truthers” and that will shut them up.

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The Program (short video) – William Binney Explains “Stellar Wind” in Aug. of 2012

by Scott Creighton

“They took the system I built to spy on other countries and they turned it against you.” Binney

“According to the NSA’s USSID 18 (their manual) an “intercept” (taking data from sources… all kinds of data) doesn’t happen until a human actually listens to it. So they can “legally” grab up everything and hold it indefinitely without having “intercepted” anything illegally from U.S. citizens.” Bamford (paraphrase)

The problem is the software, once it pulls in the data, builds profiles of everyone in that data” Binney

This is something the KGB, the Stazi or the Gestapo would have LOVED to have had. Just because this is a democracy doesn’t mean we will stay that way” Binney

In this video, long time NSA employee William Binney, considered by many to be one of the best code-breakers ever, explains the NSA’s domestic spying program “Stellar Wind” a.k.a. “The Program”

He admits they can turn your cell phone on and listen to you while it sits in your pocket or your purse. He explains that they targeted everyone and everything. Video was released in Aug. of 2012.

He never claimed he could “shut down the NSA tomorrow”. He never claimed he could listen to Obama’s phone calls. He never claimed he was paid 200k when he was actually paid a little over half of that. And he never claimed to have been training for Special Forces when he actually didn’t.

As luck would have it, this guy lives in Maryland. He’s not staging some huge dramatic “run like Assange” reality show.

Makes you think doesn’t it?

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Boston – Operation Urban Shield and the “Free America Citizens” Terrorists Drill

UPDATE: ajmacdonaldjr makes a great point: Why were they planning to run another drill so soon after the one they held in November in Boston? Most cities that run these drills run one a year.

(The scenario planned by the “producers” of this event unfolded much like the actual Boston Bombing psyop.  And it had been planned months in advance by the heads of the various agencies who were then put in charge of the investigation of the Boston Bombing.

According to the story, they had already recruited actors to play various roles. The operation centered around a bombing using back-packs and the investigation using security camera videos to identify the suspects; “terrorists” using a stolen car going into neighboring counties and eventually a dead suspect near the stolen car being used to lead them to the other suspects. What is perhaps even more frightening than all of those coincidences and law enforcement agency officials acting like “producers” creating the plot and logistics for all of this, is the fact that they were using the fictional “Free America Citizens” as the mock terrorist group.

Using the term “America Citizens” as your terrorist group is bad enough, but think about this mock al Qaeda-like group in terms of what I have been saying in relation to the latest spate of “leaks”… what I have said is this series of leaks and the rash of uncharacteristic coverage across the spectrum of the media may have been created to produce a narrative that a new terrorist group of “homegrown insurgents”, has sprung up as a reaction to the growing resentment of the oppression we see being suddenly presented on the MSM daily.

Kinda like a “Free America Citizens” group?)

Officials from a dozen agencies had been meeting for months to plan the scenario. They behaved much like movie producers, recruiting students from Northeastern University and the Boston Police Academy to play the parts of terrorists and witnesses.

They scouted warehouses and homes around Chelsea and Winthrop that could be used as a terrorist safe house.

from Boston Globe   (H/T Razz)

The scenario had been carefully planned: A terrorist group prepared to hurt vast numbers of people around Boston would leave backpacks filled with explosives at Faneuil Hall, the Seaport District, and in other towns, spreading waves of panic and fear. Detectives would have to catch the culprits.

Months of painstaking planning had gone into the exercise, dubbed “Operation Urban Shield,” meant to train dozens of detectives in the Greater Boston area to work together to thwart a terrorist threat. The hypothetical terrorist group was even given a name: Free America Citizens, a home-grown cadre of militiamen whose logo would be a metal skull wearing an Uncle Sam hat and a furious expression, according to a copy of the plans obtained by the Boston Globe.

But two months before the training exercise was to take place, the city was hit with a real terrorist attack executed in a frighteningly similar fashion. The chaos of the Boston Marathon bombings disrupted plans for the exercise, initially scheduled for this weekend, forcing police to postpone. Now officials must retool aspects of the training.

The real thing happened before we were able to execute,” said a law enforcement official …

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It’s Conspiracy Theory No More – Greenwald References Church Committee on MSM

Attendees from Intelligence Conference Joke About “Disappearing” Glenn Greenwald for NSA Article – John Negroponte Had Attended Conference

(For those of you who know who John Negroponte is and what he did in Central America and later in Iraq, this is certainly a bad omen. Negroponte created death squads everywhere he went, “disappearing” untold thousands of troublemakers in various countries we had neoliberalized. And here we are…)

from The Huffington Post

Leading foreign policy analyst Steve Clemons said he witnessed a rather disturbing conversation while waiting for a flight at the Dulles airport on Saturday.

According to Clemons, four men sitting near him were discussing an intelligence conference they had just attended, and turned to the topic of the NSA leaks. One said that both the reporter and leaker should be “disappeared,” a term used to describe secret murders and abductions carried out by authoritarian governments. Clemons said on Twitter the suggestion seemed to be “bravado” and a “disturbing joke.” He said that the officials were talking loudly, “almost bragging.”

HuffPost asked Clemons via Twitter how he could be sure they were in the intelligence community and he noted that “one wore a white knit national counterterrorism center shirt.” But more importantly, he said, the conversation led him to conclude that they were certainly in the community, especially given the conference they talked about attending. They discussed former Ambassador John Negroponte as having been in attendance.

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The “Lawless” Liberty Reserve Scandal – Big Banking is Organized Crime Sanctioned and Protected by the State

by Scott Creighton

  • HSBC failed to monitor $670 billion in wire transfers and $9.4 billion in cash
  • (Wachovia) sanctioned for failing to apply the proper anti-laundering strictures to the transfer of $378.4bn
  • Historians estimate that in the 1920s, 99 of every 100 Franklin County residents were in some way involved in the illegal liquor trade. The bootleggers became involved with gangsters from Chicago and other major cities, and some local law enforcement officials (and especially federal agents) were part of the criminal activities and killing of competitors

From the New York Times to little Dvorak Blog, the interwebs are all talking about the “largest international money-laundering prosecution in history”: the Liberty Reserve.

The charges are that throughout it’s history (Liberty Reserve was set up in 2006 by Arthur Budovsky in Costa Rica after the feds shut down his other exchange GoldAge) Liberty Reserve did around $6 billion in transactions, all of which they now add together to get the total amount of “laundered money” (read the court documents, here)

Overall, from 2006 to 2013, Liberty Reserve processed an estimated 55 million separate financial transactions and is believed to have laundered more than 6 billion (U.S.) in criminal proceedsU.S. V Liberty Reserve et al Indictment, page 4

The indictment states that by the end, Liberty Reserve was doing 1.5 billion in transactions a year. They certainly didn’t start off that way, it took time to build up to that amount of traffic. They were operating for 6 or 7 years, so it’s reasonable to assume the $6 billion number is their total transaction amount over the entire course of their business operation.

Part of the magic trick that Justice uses is the start off with the premise that the business was set up to cater to illegal transactions and those who wish to launder their ill-gotten gains so to speak. Think of it as a poor man’s Swiss bank account.  Therefore they are claiming that all of those 55 million transactions were criminal transactions.

“Because virtually all of Liberty Reserve’s business derived from suspected criminal activity, the scope of the defendant’s unlawful conduct is staggering” U.S. V Liberty Reserve et al Indictment, page 3

This is an obvious fallacy.

So why pump this case up and why prosecute these men when other drug laundering schemes are so much larger? The answer to that lies in the standard operation procedure of the Justice Department these days: protect the big banks at all costs, especially from competition. Especially from homegrown competition.

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Neoliberal Terrorism Decimates Distracted Nation While the Terrorists Write the Laws

by Scott Creighton

While we are distracted by little pressure-cooker bombs, shaking in our boots over internet radicalized extremists, the real terrorists are skimming off the entire wealth of the nation into their pockets, one city at a time. And while we worry about cointelpro ops breathlessly hypothesizing about “weather weapons” making tornadoes, the financial oligarchs are writing more legislation in order to enable them to do commit even more terrorism against us and our future generations.

It’s reality of the absurd and there’s just no other way of looking at it.

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Boston Bombing: Ray McGovern Props Up Boat-side Scribble Confession AND Umar Fizzlepants Story

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: As Kenny (from kenny’s sideshow) points out, our boy Ray went on RT the other day and propped up the Benghazi psyop story as well. The guests on the show kept running away from questions about why Stevens was there (shipping arms and terrorists from Libya to Syria) and what was the CIA “compound” used for in the first place. It was the host who kept bringing up questions about Stevens’ role in the destabilization campaign from the start and ONLY the host called it a “regime change operation” while the guests, including Ray McGovern, kept making one excuse after another for our presence there.  Stevens does go on and on about us being the prime motivation behind the “terrorists” attacks.

Then Ray goes on after the break to distance himself from the 9/11 Truth movement claiming he never blamed Bush (or the other administration officials) for “Letting it Happen”(LIHOP) and goes even further to quote from the flawed 9/11 Commission Report as to WHY they say the “terrorists” did it. Not a word from Ray about that confession he committed to memory being from a guy who was tortured repeatedly until he “confessed” what Ray recited on RT. Not a word.

Ray’s position is the original CIA “blowback” narrative of 9/11… “the truth that no one wants to hear” according to Ray McGovern. Based of course on confessions garnered by torture.

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Definition of cross agency co-operation: A former CIA agent helping a former FBI agent with his troubled propaganda, published on an NSA “alternative” website

Ray McGovern has penned an article that is beaming with support for the new propaganda told to us by John Miller of CBS “News” (formerly an FBI director). AntiWar then re-posted it uncritically.

“Quick, somebody tell CIA Director John Brennan about the handwriting on the inside wall of the boat in which Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding before Boston-area police riddled it and him with bullets. Tell Brennan that Tsarnaev’s note is in plain English and that it needs neither translation nor interpretation in solving the mystery: “why do they hate us?”: Ray McGovern

Ray never even considers the odd timing of the outrageous claim made by the former FBI director and how convenient it is for the prosecution and the official narrative of this case. He never even addresses the fact that this new “evidence” come from secret unnamed sources or the fact that this new note seems to say the exact same thing they got in their “confession” garnered prior to reading the 19 year old kid his rights. All that eludes the former CIA agent making one wonder just how effective he was back in his glory days as a “Company” man.

But, that not being enough, Ray goes on to complete the Twofer and he props up the old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (Umar Fizzlepants) story as well.

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Were the Tsarnaev Brothers Set Up by an FBI Confidential Informant? Looks that way

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE April 22nd: Boston Bombing: The Official Story Proves Dzhokhar Is Innocent – a Photo Essay

You don’t need conspiracy theorists. Just take the Feds at their word and you’ll see it.

UPDATE: April 21Boston Bombing: MSM Creates New Official Story – Video of Dzhokhar Planting Bomb is Forgotten

UPDATE: Tony Cartalucci, BLN Contributing Writer, came to the same conclusion

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Why would the FBI need to enlist our help to identify someone they fully investigated less than 2 years ago?

If you take the statements made by the family members of the Tsarnaev brothers separately you come to the understanding that something is horribly wrong with the official story of what happened at the Boston marathon bombing. You just can’t put your finger on it.

He was controlled by the FBI, like for three, five years,”

But if you take the time to consider all of their statements together as a whole alongside the FBI’s own acknowledgement of their investigation into the older brother and then recall what we know about the Craft International assets on site under the cover of being there in an official capacity, what you come to conclude is that it looks like the FBI used a confidential informant (CI) to lure the brothers to the finish line of the Boston marathon so they could be set up as the patsies for this false flag event.

There certainly were mentors,’’

They couldn’t make them complicit in the bombing so they just to put them in the wrong place at the right time so they could be framed for this attack. I don’t think it couldn’t be any clearer.

Sections:

  1. Using CIs to manipulate”terrorism” patsies is Standard Operating Procedure for the FBI
  2. The FBI admits the Tsarnaev brothers were investigated 2 years before asking for help identifying them!
  3. A mother’s love
  4. A father’s anger
  5. Mystery “Mentors” manipulated Tamerlan
  6. Conclusion

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