Link Issues

by Scott Creighton

Hi. Seems like when you sign in to your WordPress account, for some reason, when you click on an article, none of the links work and you can’t highlight or copy anything on the page. It’s very odd. If you’re not signed in, that doesn’t happen. Everything is available and working just fine. My last article required a lot of quotes from previous ones I had written and I had a heck of a time trying to figure out how to do that. Anyway, until this gets resolved (I left a request for assistance on the Support forum a few minutes ago) please don’t sign in if you wish to copy and paste any of the work from the site or check any of the links. You can leave a comment, just sign your name as you usually do without signing in. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Paul Craig Roberts: “Truth Is Washington’s Enemy”

by Paul Craig Roberts

US Representative Ed Royce (R, CA) is busy at work destroying the possibility of truth being spoken in the US. On April 15 at a hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs of which Royce is chairman, Royce made use of two minor presstitutes to help him redefine all who take exception to Washington’s lies as “threats” who belong to a deranged pro-Russian propaganda cult.

Washington’s problem is that whereas Washington controls the print and TV media in the US and its vassal states in Europe, Canada, Australia, Ukraine, and Japan, Washington does not control Internet sites, such as this one, or media, such as RT, of non-vassal states. Consequently, Washington’s lies are subject to challenge, and as people lose confidence in Western print and TV media because of the propaganda content, Washington’s agendas, which depend on lies, are experiencing rougher sledding.

Truth is bubbling up through Washington’s propaganda. Confronted with the possibility of a loss of control over every explanation, Hillary Clinton, Ed Royce, and the rest are suddenly complaining that Washington is “losing the information war.” Huge sums of taxpayers’ hard earned money will now be used to combat the truth with lies.

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Ukr. Politician Nataliya Vitrenko – Military Junta instead of European values | Eng. Subs.

by Scott Creighton

According to this Ukrainian politician, Nataliya Vitrenko, U.S. puppet Poroshenko has submitted a bill to the Ukrainian parliament which would allow him to declare martial law and install full military rule if a number of events occur including a “threat” to national security. Vitrenko is deeply concerned as Ukraine has made progress toward peace and is supposed to be on track toward a permanent resolution of hostilities with the two breakaway republics.

The bill itself aside from establishing a military junta, would also negate the current Ukrainian constitution completely. As most understand, the foreign neoliberal technocrats and banksters are pushing Ukraine to draft a new constitution, one that is more readily supported by institutions like the World Bank, the IMF and the EU.  By declaring martial law and suspending the constitution, the junta could then more easily impose the new constitution on the people.

As Vitrenko points out, this has been done many times in the past by nations engaged in regime change on behalf of western interests. She mentions Chile. But you could also include Argentina, Iran (’53), Indonesia and most recently Egypt under the rule of al-Sisi. There are far too many examples to list in this article. The point is, it’s a standard practice of Western “freedom and democracy” to violently overthrow elected governments and replace them with greedy, complicit military leaders who are starving for power. They even tried it once here in the states with Gen. Smedley Butler and the Business Plot.

Aside from that, Poroshenko also appears to be signaling another all out attack on the republics. Martial law would prevent the kind of resistance he was getting at home back in Kiev if he does so. So this is obviously an important development.

I found this over at Vineyard of the Saker. It has English subtitles done by Vox Populi Evo.

US ‘Masterminds’ All Present-Day Military Conflicts – Russian General Staff

from Sputnik International

The United States is behind all recent and ongoing armed conflicts across the globe, a senior Russian General Staff official said Friday.

“The United States has single-handedly masterminded all military conflicts. Today the Western countries have positioned themselves as the main ‘architects’ of the international relations and the United States as the only superpower in the world,” Lt. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov, the head of the General Staff’s Main Operations Directorate, said.

Kartapolov added that the US role as the world’s leading nation was part of US President Barack Obama’s updated national security strategy, released in February.

“The course that the White House has been pursuing to systematically contain Russia stems from the United States’ strategic goal to preserve its leading geopolitical and economic positions at all costs, to preempt the establishment of new centers of power.”

The Lieutenant General also said that the United States and their allies have used military force more than 50 times over the past decade, adding that six US operations ended in local armed conflicts.

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For a Laugh – Mark Fiore Cartoons

Profitship! Cashing In On Public Schools

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Ukrainian analysis by the Saker: no hope for peace left

(As usual, when it comes to questions of Ukraine, the Saker seems to be right on the money. Two days ago, US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, tweeted a pic of Russian missile launchers claiming “This is the highest concentration of Russia air defense systems in eastern Ukraine since August,” though it turns out, the image was from a Russian defense show two years ago… in Moscow. Knowing full well the press agencies that follow his tweets would not fact check him, Pyatt was deliberately posting a lie in order to turn up the heat in the area. Pyatt also knows the MSM back here at home won’t hold him accountable for his “mistakes”. I doubt the idea is to bring Russia into the fight. The US cannot maintain such a large scale operation as that as well as all the little regime change wars we are waging at the time. However, you can never overestimate the depths of perversion these warmongers are capable of, so you never know. It’s a very good article over at the Saker’s place. You should check it out.)

from Vineyard of the Saker

There is very little doubt left in anybody’s mind that the junta will resume a full-scale attack on Novorussia.  Likewise, it appears that any hopes for a weakening of the US and/or European support for the Nazi junta are now dead.  If the long string of murders of political opponents including a well-known and iconic figure like Oles Buzina shocked *nobody* (least of all the millions of European “Charlies”!) then probably nothing will.  Furthermore, there are no signs of another “Maidan” which could topple the junta.  Yes, there are protests here and there, but nothing which could seriously threaten the regime.  To the contrary, all the signs are that the US is holding the Ukraine in a very firm grip and that the predictable US plan is to restart a full scale war between the Nazi-occupied Ukraine and Novorussia with the option to involve Russia (which has been the plan all along).

The regime is clearly “going for broke” and not even pretending to solve any of the innumerable problems of Nazi-occupied Ukraine.  Both Poroshenko and the Ukie Rada apparently are spending all their time and efforts into further provoking Russia by seriously discussing a law to nationalize all Russian assets in the Ukraine, re-writing history books, adopting resolutions saying that Russia has invaded the Ukraine, etc.  Nazi death squads, now trained by the USA, are now crucifying and burning “separatists” alive, while the US Gauleiter in Kiev tweets photos of Russian air defense system taking in Moscow in 2013 as proof of a Russian invasion of the Ukraine.

In the meantime, the US is doing exactly what it always does: it sends in US forces to train local deathsquads while building a “coalition of the willing” (US+UK+Canada+Poland) to do with no form of mandate or permission that which it could not get approved legally (by the UN or even by NATO!).  It appears that the debate inside the US “deep state” about the risks of the current strategy is over and that the Neocons have prevailed.

In practical terms this means that we are back to “square 1″: the question is now “can Novorussia withstand the Nazi onslaught alone with only the help of the “Voentorg” and “Northern Wind” or will Russia be forced to intervene?

Honestly?  I don’t know.  And neither does anybody else.

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Oh Crap. Crisis Actor “Events” Coming to Tampa

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Here’s what we are going to do. I’m are going to get a couple friends of mine to fill out applications with this company and at least one of them will be hired on for whatever protest or “PR event” they plan to run down here. They will tell me directly (no email or phone) what is planned and where and I will organize a counter protest right behind the fake group with big signs with arrows on them saying “pay no attention to these fakes. THEY ARE ACTORS PRETENDING TO CARE. THEY DON’T“, “SOME PEOPLE WILL DO ANYTHING FOR A BUCK”  and “JUST IGNORE – CRISIS ACTORS AT WORK“. We will run them off of whatever street corner they appear on and my insider will show up for work and be indignant like the rest and they will never know who it was.

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Didn’t we used to run charlatans and rainmakers out of town on a rail after they were tarred and feathered? Just asking.

Fake protesters raising tourists’ awareness on Hollywood Boulevard.

Check out this ad I found in the Tampa-bay Craigslist help-wanted section;

Fun, Engaging Acting Work-$15/hour

compensation: $15+/hour
Crowds on Demand, an innovative LA-based PR firm specializing in PR stunts, is looking for enthusiastic and talented actors and photographers to be part of our entourages, protests, flash mobs and other events in Tampa.We have been featured throughout the media for our unique concept including on Good Morning America, GQ, NPR and others. Check out our website (www.crowdsondemand.com) to learn more.Pay is $15/hour.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please reply with the following:

-Resume (or summary of acting experience)
-Headshot (optional)
-Do you have a camera? If so, please specify

Do you know what is pathetic? Back in 2000, when there was a protest and a bunch of young republican looking types were demanding they stop the recount before Bush lost the White House, when it turned out that they weren’t really protesters but rather paid interns working for the Republican party, people got embarrassed and it was a pretty big story.

Fake protesters used to make the people of this country sick.

Now companies can advertise for them with impunity, looking to sell their ‘PR stunts” to billionaires, political action committees or just the random washed up celebrity looking to rekindle his self-serving career.

It’s “fun” it’s “engaging” to pretend like you give a shit about something when you actually don’t. That’s ACTING BABY!

I wonder what “events” they have planned for my hometown.

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Obama, Corporate “Free Traitors” and You!

by Ralph Nader, Common Dreams

The pro-big business President Barack Obama and his corporate allies are starting their campaign to manipulate and pressure Congress to ram through the “pull-down-on-America” Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and foreign investment treaty between twelve nations (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam).

The first skirmish is a fast track bill to have Congress formally strip itself of its constitutional authority to regulate trade and surrender this historic responsibility to the White House and its corporate lobbies.

Lest you think the TPP is too commercially complex to bother about, think again. This mega-treaty is the latest corporate coup-d’état that sacrifices the American consumer, labor and environmental standards – inventively called “non-tariff trade barriers” – and much U.S. sovereignty to the supremacy of corporate commercial trade.

No single column can adequately describe this colossal betrayal – camouflaged by phrases like “free trade” and “win-win agreements.” For comprehensive analysis of the TPP you can go to Global Trade Watch (http://www.citizen.org/trade/).

Trade treaties, like NAFTA and GATT, which created the World Trade Organization (WTO), already have proven records of harming our country through huge job-exporting trade deficits, unemployment, freezing or jeopardizing our consumer and environmental rules, holding down regulations on giant banks and weakening labor protections.

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