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Here are several things that I have been watching and reading recently that I found to be quite interesting, provocative, and yet erudite.

These first two are some selections from Gnostic Media by Jan (pronounced Yan) Irvin, an incisive researcher who gets some of the most remarkable interviews on the web, hands down.

Here he interviews Albert Stubblebine. Stubblebine was the commanding general of Army Intelligence. He doesn’t do interviews.  He attempted to for a brief time, but his words were twisted.  He is who the book The Men Who Stare at Goats was parodied after.

Here is an interview with Eric Penn, the son and nephew to serial killers, a former prisoner, who has become a researcher and author. This second interview touches on so many things that have significant importance to perspectives that are developing in my own life, among which would be personal volition, self education, a critical view of prison culture—specifically the extension of slavery by other means, but also a capacity for special interests to exploit vulnerable populations—and also a growing skepticism towards psychiatric care.

Here is an article I found on Gnostic Media, but it came from Against Austerity so I am linking to the original.  The Title is “Pure Imagination”, and I think its conclusion is highly relevant to our world even if you disagree with the author’s analysis.  My summary of the conclusion would be that the youth of the populace are detaching from reality through multiple channels, and that powers-that-be are happy to allow and promote that for their own gain, as well as for the purpose of the consolidation of their power. I think idea “Pure Imagination” is more clearly rendered as “pure fantasy”, although that would have interrupted with the continuity of the aesthetic of the essay.  I was also impressed with the premise that modern youth is entirely unfamiliar with what a functioning industrial economy looks like, so we are attracted to neo-feudalism (through a variety of iterations) as a solution to modern woes.

This is a brief video by Aaron Dykes from Truthstream Media about geoengineering.  If you are not familiar with the term you should become so because it is a technology impacting the entire globe.  Warning: chemtrails will be discussed.  If you think it’s a bunch of bull, i hear ya, but this short video provides links to all the data provided.  Geoengineering is a factual, existent concept that is in its experimental phase.  Much of the practice involves putting aerosols into the upper atmosphere for the purpose of cloud seeding or reflectivity.

Here is a cool article by Jon Rappoport. I always find him inspiring. He has a great skill to move his reader beyond the mundane, and shake him out of “the matrix”.  Something I take from his work is that there is a being beyond systematic thought where our real power resides.

Here is a podcast from School Sucks.   Very interesting analysis of freedom and slavery in American history. It looks at interaction between formal culture and counter culture, specifically in the context of white and black culture.

This article from Natural News is uplifting. It’s about a community growing its own food in order to make it a more self-sufficient place. I know I’ve had this idea in my mind for a long time, and I’m sure many other people have imagined the same landscapes, but these people in England are actually doing it. Hopefully other places will follow suit.

Follow-up on WWIII Post

So a couple days ago I wrote a piece entitled Beginning of WWIII.

In it I neglected to mention whether I actually consider large scale war as a possibility, yet the article may have implied that I did.  On a scale of likelihood from 1-10 that the Ukrainian destabilization will lead to war I’m currently thinking 4, but this could change quickly. I do believe there is a real chance this one could escalate.  The Current international situation seems precariously similar to the pre WWI entanglement of alliances, debt, and pressure points that are potential catalysts for escalation, key among them in my mind being Syria, Ukraine and the East China Sea.  Instead of anarchists and communists running around there are “radicals” and “fundamentalists”, “protesters” and “freedom fighters”.

In Ukraine there are a confluence of interests between different powers.  The Crimean Peninsula is a strategically vital position for Russia. It mediates the transport of a large amount of Russian oil and goods.  They have had a controlling interest in the region since before the Crimean War in the 1850s (where we can also note Britain’s and France’s interest in the region).   From a military/economic standpoint it is of great strategic importance to retain control of that region.

NATO on the other hand, seemingly lead by US military-industrial-complex interests, have had a long term agenda to destabilize former Soviet sphere regions, and encircle Russia, and they are finally on their doorstep.

The EU has an interest in gaining the Ukraine as another dependent and resource.  Specifically, the EU central bank would stand to benefit a great deal by having a place to expand into, and sell  money to at interest.

And where would Ukraine get its initial investment to be able to buy into the EU? Well from the IMF, the vulture-capital superpower that is offering a 35 billion dollar loan so long as the Ukrainian coup-de-tat government plays ball.  Russia had only offered 15 billion to the previous government.

It should be noted that the coup-de-tat government’s new acting president is a former EU central banker, and was literally spoken about as the first choice for the US state department back in December in a coup-de-tat situation in Ukraine.

International money and oil interests seem to be converging here. Russia is doing more than saber rattling. Does that mean there will be a military escalation of the influential, behind-the-scenes powers? No. More likely it spells some kind of civil war in Ukraine, a kind of cold-war revisited tactic.

A worthwhile question to ask yourself is whether this large scale game of risk actually benefits anybody? If so, whom? Does any so-called nation-state stand to benefit from this in the long term?

Further exploration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WgGva1aFPw

Watch the above beginning at 23 min.

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2012/08/2012-us-elections-obamney-vs-rombama.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_hryvnia

A Rarely Voiced Perspective.

http://owningyourshit.blogspot.com/2012/03/transcript-of-men-not-marrying-how-deep.html

It’s not everyday that you read a criticism of feminism at all, let alone from a female.  While the blogger doesn’t directly confront feminist philosophy, or the traditional (religious?) philosophy either, it is implied in her arguments.  

As a male in his thirties I can’t say I couldn’t relate to her commentary, especially the near-non-existence of  positive, competent, virtuous male archetypes in media, as well as the issues she raises about establishing an identity, and how status informs relationships.

I was also very intrigued by her analysis of “reproductive currency”.  That is well worth further investigation, and is probably an essay in itself.  It is definitely an interesting lens to look at a culture through.

Do yourself a favor and read.

Climate Fluctuations

It’s been a rough winter.  The talking heads discuss it ad nauseam, and the policy makers attempt to leverage public consent, but there are a few factors that are never mentioned in “polite” conversation, geoengineering and ionospheric heaters, first and foremost, existing technologies that are being implemented already; but also, there is another even more peculiar facet to this topic that is rarely brought up, even in circles that discuss the above technologies, and that is the commoditization of the weather.

Here are a few links on this subject:

Here is a video that is a good overview to the subject by James Corbett, someone whose work I return to a lot.  Not only is he a lucid and thorough investigator, but he supplies links to information so you can look at where he is drawing his information from, and the links serve as a great jumping off point if you become interested in a subject and want to explore it yourself.

This is a short documentary called Holes in Heaven.  The quality isn’t very good on the documentary, but the information is.  The documentary is a great source for names of researchers and inventors in the field of electromagnetism, atmospheric science, and HAARP (the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program).  The work of many of these people is worth looking into.

Lastly, here are two excerpts from an interview of Nick Begich by Infowars (here and here). The first link discusses HAARP specifically, the second discusses the strategic location of Alaska. The second link only indirectly relates to commoditization as it relates to weather, but Begich’s analysis of natural resource shipping through the arctic circle has serious implications that climate plays a large role in, and while you could consider this discussion just armchair intellectualization, but read this excerpt from a white paper (here) by the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS):

“[T]his report will evaluate both the economic benefits of an increasingly open Arctic region and the costs of exploring the riches of the American Arctic by framing an economic strategy built upon six critical economic components: oil and gas development, mineral resources, shipping, fisheries, tourism, and, finally, the regional infrastructure required to support and sustain the first five components.”

(I would like to note that among the trustees of  CSIS are Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Heinz (Henry) Kissenger). Here is a link to the entire interview with Begich, which I highly recommend.  It covers a wide array of subjects, and he is very well informed and insightful.

Also this link is to an abstract for a paper that discusses weather derivatives.  Here is what it says:

“New options on weather from Enron are described, in particular floors, swaps, and caps on heating degree days. An electric utility is considering whether to purchase a weather derivative to offset the risk of low volume of kilowatt hours. After understanding the nature and purpose of the contract, students will structure the option in preparation for valuing it.”

Enron was not the end of derivative experimentation in regards to weather, but simply the beta test.  The areas energy and insurance, as well as agriculture, have an interest in derivatives in order to offset the risks of any given season.  These are tremendously large markets, with high volatility potentials.  So weather control/ weather manipulation is the leverage point of these markets.

Questioning The Snowden Story

No one has done a more thorough job of critically analyzing the story of Edward Snowden than Sibel Edmonds.

Here is an editorial piece she recently did that contains links to her analyses.  Her questions of the inconsistencies of the story as the media and the people involved have presented it, as well as the behaviors of the journalists since that time, specifically the potential conflict of interest raised by going into business with former paypal executive/part-founder Omidyar (who also has connections to booz allen hamilton, Snowden’s former employer) are important facets of the story that have gone widely under reported.

These considerations are all the more questionable when compared with the treatment of another NSA whistleblower, Russell Tice ( a primary source for the 2005 New York Times expose of Bush administration wiretapping), who, since the Snowden story broke, has been more forthcoming, who is more credible, and whose revelations are severely damning, and illustrative of the abuse of power currently being perpetrated by the NSA (and the intelligence cartels writ large).

Sibel Edmonds interviewed him, and it went almost entirely unreported, overlooked, and when it was spoken about it was minimized.

Alternative Media

Poignant statement.

What we think of as valid or reasonable discourse is managed (tightly, I believe) by establishment sources: media, academic, political; and it is common to view anything outside the parameters of the establishment, as fringe, as bazaar, or as meaningless outliers—data that doesn’t connect to the narrative.

Yet the range of established normalcy is not reality, but merely a frame we have set over it. The above video hints at an important dialogue going on outside the frame; in fact, it seems more vital, more in-touch, and more honest than anything going on within the establishment, at least to me.

I support the rising alternative media, or as I heard James Corbett refer to it, Open Source Media.

There are too many sites that I frequent to name, though I ‘m sure I will be drawing from them extensively in the future, but I want to credit a few as great sources for information:

The video was produced by James Corbett at The Corbett Report, and he interviewed Larry Pinkney of The Intrepid Report.  The video itself was produced for the Boiling Frogs Post, which is run by Sibel Edmonds who wrote a book about being a whistleblower.

Also another great site is Blacklisted News, which will take you all over the globe and all across the web, finding disparate, interesting stories.