Yellow Journalism At It’s Finest

I enjoy watching and listening to alternative media—this includes podcasts and late night radio shows. One of my favorites is Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis.

Clyde is outspoken and has provoked some pretty powerful people in the past. He has received death threats and even had a close call with a car bomb. He has no qualms mentioning these facts on his show, but so far, remains vague as to who threatened him.

I mention this fact to illustrate how important the first amendment rights are to Clyde. You might even say its a hot button for him.

So, when Brandon Turbeville, wrote an article on antimedia.org about a publication just released by the Pentagon that seemed to be targeting journalists, of course it caught Clyde’s attention.

According to Brandon, within the document, journalists were being labeled Unprivileged Belligerents, an odd phrase at least, but chilling in its deeper meaning.

So, Brandon Turbeville was booked for an interview on Ground Zero.

When the interview with Brandon Turbeville started I was all ears. I listened for the document’s title and a website where it can be downloaded. I was thinking that this would make an interesting blog post. I continued to listen as I downloaded the file, all 1200 pages.

Clyde and Brandon were discussing this document as if freedom of the press was being stomped on. Journalists were being marginalized. Here were two journalists, one a broadcaster, the other a writer, watching, what they deemed to be, the end to freedom of the press, free speech.

I never write an article until I do some research. And this would be no different. I was not going to take Brandon Turbeville’s word as gospel.

The first thing I did was perform a key word search in the document. Since it is a PDF file, that’s a very simple task. I searched for ‘journalist’ I got several hits and read all the sections that were flagged.

I kept looking for something nefarious. I didn’t find it.

But what I did discover was surprising, and a bit disappointing, to say the least. There was no story here. At least not the one that Brandon was telling.

The real story wasn’t in the document at all. The real story was playing out on the radio as I listened. Clyde Lewis was being lead down a rabbit hole, and didn’t even know it.

I don’t know if Brandon Turbeville is stupid or clever. But this man used Clyde Lewis’ radio program to get his 15 minutes of shame. There was all this hubbub over a document, yet, all it says about journalists are the differences between embedded journalists, military journalists, and independent journalists. It also explains what rights each category has under the Geneva Convention in time of war.

The term, Unprivileged Belligerent, on which Clyde and Brandon based their whole conversation, isn’t even describing a journalist. It is the term for someone pretending to be a journalist so he can blow up stuff and kill people.

If anyone was pretending to be a journalist, it’s Brandon Turbeville. Was he out to kill the credibility of Clyde Lewis?

Gentlemen, I believe we have discovered an Unprivileged Belligerent in our ranks!

But don’t take my word for it. Search the document yourself.

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A Former Believer Defects

I was a child of the sixties. This was a time when TV was broadcast in black and white. It was a time when we trusted our government and respected men like Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley, and David Brinkley to give us the news each night.

When the president made an important speech, all three TV channels would interrupt regularly scheduled programming and broadcast the speech. The President’s picture would appear above the fold, on page 1 of every newspaper the next morning.

So, in 1961, when President Kennedy said, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth,” the nation saw and heard that speech on TV, or read about it the next day in the newspaper.

My Dad has always been a huge fan of the NASA programs, especially the Apollo missions. So it was natural that our entire family was glued to the only TV in the house, when eight years later, regularly scheduled programming was interrupted again for another speech.

But this time it wasn’t a president speaking on the White House lawn. No, this speech was given by an astronaut, standing on the surface of the moon. “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”

America had landed on the moon! It was a bittersweet accomplishment. President Kennedy did not live to see his goal come to fruition, but WE, had won the space race!

Or had we?

For decades I have been annoyed by those who said we didn’t really go to the moon. In my opinion these people were nut jobs and wore tin foil hats. I never took them seriously. However, as the  years ticked by I softened my opinion of them and began to listen to their arguments. This year, I’ve considered getting one of those tinfoil hats.

Why, after so many years, am I beginning to doubt that we ever went to the moon? The debunkers analyze the pictures that the astronauts supposedly took on the moon. They discuss things like shadows pointing in different directions as if there were two light sources instead of one (the sun). They also claim that using certain tools they can prove that the hills in the background were much closer than they should have been and were probably a backdrop.

In response to these photography anomalies, I have always countered with agreement that it is possible that these photos were taken on Earth. They could have been taken during practice drills held in the desert. And of course they would have to practice taking photographs. These practice photographs could have been substituted for the real thing in the likely event that the camera or film itself was damaged during the trip. So, it wasn’t the debunkers that finally won me over. I’m a really hard sell.

I recently watched a NASA produced video, narrated by Kelly Smith, a NASA engineer, discussing a future manned mission to Mars, I tuned in to learn about the challenges this mission faced. The moon was not on my mind at all, but what he said was very pertinent to the Apollo missions. And what he revealed, hit me square between the eyes.

According to Kelly, one of the biggest hurdles for a Mars mission, is not associated with Mars at all, but Earth. It’s an aspect of our own planet that is keeping us from taking that trip to Mars. Kelly didn’t say that it would have also prevented us from going to the Moon, but it surely would have. And that was when I realized the trips to the moon were all faked.

You see, there are these inconvenient barriers known as the Van Allen Radiation Belts. Scientists are trying to figure out how they will safely send astronauts through this layer of electromagnetic radiation that surrounds our planet. The amount of lead shielding needed to protect humans and machines would make the rocket too heavy to leave the launch pad

So, how did we do it in the 1960’s? Is the Van Allen Belt a new phenomena? No, its been there all along as far as we know. It was discovered several years before the first Apollo Mission. It get’s its name from James Van Allen, the American physicist who discovered this radiation barrier in 1958, 11 years before we were convinced that our astronauts first stepped on the moon.

Why is the Van Allen Belt such a problem? As, NASA engineer, Kelly Smith states in the video, The level of radiation in the Van Allen Belts are deadly to humans and will cause havoc with the instrumentation on board any spaceship.

NASA is looking for a solution, and will eventually figure it out, but this admission can only mean that no astronaut has ever traveled through the Van Allen Belts, otherwise they would already have a solution to this problem. Or there be no concern, since we have proof that it was not harmful to humans— most of the Apollo astronauts lived long and productive lives. I’m sorry, but if NASA is concerned about the Van Allen Belts it means no manned spaceship went to the moon. And it may be that even the unmanned trips to the moon and Mars never happened either.

This reality hits me to my core, but I now feel confident in saying that no human has ever walked on the moon. Everything was faked and staged. I’m almost ready to say that the unmanned missions were faked, too. We have been spoon fed Hollywood sound stage productions.  All the astronauts that we are to believe flew to the moon couldn’t get there and back without taking two trips through the deadly Van Allen Belts. And yet most of them lived to a ripe old age. Someone is lying and it’s not  Kelly Smith, the NASA scientist in the video that you can watch for yourself, below

This video is seven minutes long and very informative, but you can skip to the 3:00 minute mark to hear just the part about the Van Allen Belts

We should all be angry about this. NASA spent over 100 Billion dollars of taxpayers’ money to fake the Apollo missions alone. It angers and saddens me to have to say that. But there is no other explanation that I can find.

May 2, 2011, My First Thought— FAKE!

Bin Laden died of disease in 2006
— A former CIA Agent

via “Bin Laden died of disease in 2006” – former CIA agent — RT News.

Osama Bin Laden cheated the gallows and died five years before US security forces officially announced he was killed, says a former CIA agent, currently living in Turkey.

“I knew Bin Laden’s Chechen guards very well,” Berkan Yashar, himself an ethnic Chechen, told the Russian TV station, Channel One. “Samy, Ayub and Mahmud were with him right to the end. I remember well this date as there were three sixes in it – June 26, 2006. Those three men, as well as two Muslims from London and two from the US saw Bin Laden dead.He was seriously ill before his death. He faded away to skin and bone. The three Chechens washed his body before burying it.”

Yashar also said that on the eve of May 2, when President Obama announced that Bin Laden had been killed, the Americans found only Bin Laden’s grave near the Afghan-Pakistani border and staged an operation.

According to Yashar, US special forces started hunting Bin Laden’s Chechen guards after Bin Laden’s death was first announced at a conference in Washington in November 2008. The last of them, Samy, was taken by the American special forces a few days before Bin Laden was officially pronounced dead. Berkan Yashar believes Samy could have told them the exact place of burial.

Answering why he had decided to speak to the Russian channel, Berkan Yashar said that after all the recent developments he feared for his life.

via “Bin Laden died of disease in 2006” – former CIA agent — RT News.

Romans 13 — Jade Helm 15… But, Who’s Keeping Score Anyway?

By now, most people have heard about Jade Helm 15. For those who have been living under a rock for the past few months, here is a short description: Jade Helm 15 is a planned United States military training exercise scheduled to take place in several states in the US from July 15 through September 15, 2015.

There are many people concerned that this drill will be used to desensitize the American public to the presence of military action within our cities—to make it feel normal for a militarized police force to occupy neighborhoods. In some countries, this is normal. But, in the United States, the military has never been used as a police force on our soil.

Why Do People Fear This Drill?

Drills are used by first responders to practice the proper reaction and procedures for something anticipated in the future. What are they anticipating that the first responders need to be the military?

People who have researched some of the more heinous attacks on our country are wary about Jade Helm. Did you know that there have been quite a few drills that have occurred, just by odd chance, very near and at the same time that a real disaster or attack is in full swing? Some theorize that these coincidences are actually planned.

Perfect Examples of Drills Near Disaster Events

  • Military drills were being conducted by the Air Force in the vicinity of the 9-11 attack. This caused confusion on the part of the Air Force pilots. They thought it was part of the drill and so did not react the way they would have otherwise.
  • A bomb detecting/disarming drill was going on during the Boston bombing just a short distance from the actual bombing. Some people think this was meant to keep police away from the spot where the real bomb was planted—another attempt at causing confusion.
  • A drill, eerily similar to the events occurring at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was being conducted just 15 minutes down the road. The scenario at Sandy Hook also looked eerily like a drill, with the arrival of porta-potties before ambulances.
  • There are many other jaw-dropping examples. You can find them easily by Googling “Drill conducted during (fill in the disaster of the day)” 

How Does The Government Use These Events Against Us?

Every time one of these horrific events occurs a little bit more of our freedom is taken away, or at least the effort is made. It isn’t hard to imagine that these events occur for the express purpose to create a new law or remove some of our freedoms and rights.

Just look what happened after the 9-11 attack. Travelers are now patted down in full view of other travelers or exposed to x-rays just to board a commercial airplane with no other reason than because someone else committed a crime. Everyone in line is assumed guilty. Otherwise, why would they pat you down?This is a clear violation of the 4th amendment. No one stops to think about that when they just want to get on the plane.

During the search for the Boston bombing suspects, the people of Boston saw their homes being searched without search warrants. This is another violation of the 4th amendment. The right way to do it would be to knock on doors and ask, “Have you seen any suspicious activity in your neighborhood? Are you right now safe?” This would have been enough to discover someone in distress.

When reacting to this event, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg publicly stated that the constitution needs some updating. He said, “The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry. But, we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days. Our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”

This is a very dangerous way to think. If you start making changes to the Constitution with a knee jerk reaction to events, it will become a very slippery slope until all our precious freedoms are gone or watered down to a point where they become meaningless.

In reaction to the Sandy Hook shooting law makers tried to further restrict access to guns. The Manchin-Toomey Amendment was drafted. It would have required background checks on private gun sales. This Amendment did not get the votes needed to pass, but it was close.

They Admit Jade Helm Will Be a Drill, So Why Worry?

So, now the question is, what horrific event will take place near and during the Jade Helm exercises? If some horrific event does occur this will expand the mission of the military to include interacting with citizens.

Jade Helm 15 could be that drill that ushers in a new false demon. It could be the cherry on the top for those in the government that have no qualms about stomping on our rights.

When the day comes that we are ordered to leave our homes and take up residence at a FEMA camp, how will they convince us God-fearing, gun-toting Christians to do that?

Don’t be surprised if the Bible is used by the U.S. Government to coerce millions of Christians to comply and willingly march into FEMA camps. According to whistleblower, Pastor Walt Mansfield, there is a plan to use scripture in a twisted way to corral Christians into FEMA camps.

Pastor Mansfield was a pioneer in the formation of the Clergy Response Team (CRT) for FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. The Pastor explains how Bible scripture, namely Romans 13, has been adapted by the Department of Homeland Security and their Clergy Response Team to convince Christians to leave their homes, to give up their guns, and to be blindly herded like sheep to FEMA camps and who knows what else.

Let me remind you of the contents of ROMANS 13

  1. Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
  2. He who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment upon themselves.
  3. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.
  4. For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
  5. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.
  6. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.
  7. Give everyone what you owe: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

Pastor Mansfield goes on to explain that the U.S. Government is twisting the meaning of these verses to fit their agenda. They are taken out of context. They should be read only with an understanding of the Bible as a whole. He resigned from the CRT when he realized what the government was planning. Now he fights against it and warns citizens of the coming storm.

Read more about Pastor Mansfield and the Clergy Response Team at TheCommonSenseShow.com

The Land of the Rising Sun Flowers?

“Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind,”
Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president

The earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, left in its wake 23,000 people dead or missing. But, the damage that occurred to the Fukushima power plant will continue to negatively impact the country and its people for a very long time. Its not getting better, in fact, the Fukushima power plant meltdown which began in March 2011 continues to this day. More than four years later, the resulting negative health consequences are only growing.

But something else is growing at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.

Within weeks of the disaster, a program was launched by civil servants and independent entrepreneurs to plant sunflower seeds in and around the contaminated area. Soon the fallout zone was covered in bright cheerful sunflowers. Was this just a symbol of hope to the people of Japan and the world, or was there more to it than that?

These cheerful flowers covered an area so large that the sunny yellow patch could be seen from passenger airliners, and maybe even from the International Space Station on a cloudless day.

But, sunflowers have been touted to do more than just brighten up an area. The sunflower project was promised to save Japan and their people. It is said that sunflowers absorb large amounts of cesium from the soil.

A similar project was implemented in the radioactive cleanup of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine. This historic reference gave the Japanese people a string of hope to hang onto.

So far, more than 100,000 packets of sunflower seeds have been sold to approximately 30,000 people at the equivalent price of just under $6 each.

One of the major patrons of the sunflower project has been the city of Yokohama, which planted sunflowers in 200 of its parks.

Seeds were also sold to volunteers who took the responsibility for planting them in contaminated soil. This involvement of the Japanese public has given the people hope and a sense of pride by being part of a noble cause.

But, has this amazing claim been proven? Is this a scientific fact or has somebody pulled a fast one?

What were the results at the site of the Chernobyl disaster? To this day, the area around the Chernobyl power plant is fenced off and access to the site is prohibited, due to high levels of radiation still present.

Four years have passed since the Fukushima Sunflower project began, and the results are in. Sadly, sunflowers just don’t do the job. The roots of the sunflower grow too deep to absorb the cesium which is concentrated in the top 3-4 inches of soil.

The soil in the sunflower fields, when tested, showed a .05% reduction in the amount of active cesium. On the other hand, planting the area with shallow rooted grass, then scraping and removing the top 3-4 inches of soil was far and above more efficient. With this method, the amount of active cesium was reduced by 97%.

Somebody pulled off a huge hoax on an entire nation at a time when they needed real solutions. How many hundreds of thousands of dollars have been swindled from well-meaning Japanese citizens buying seeds and risking their health to plant them in contaminated soil?

As a symbol of hope for the “Land of the Rising Sun” the sunflower falls flat. The hope still lies in the stopping of the meltdown. To this day Fukushima continues to contaminate the air, water, and soil, not just in Japan, but to a lesser degree, throughout the entire planet.

The cold war ended without a shot being fired, but just barely

This is the cover page of a “Top Secret” document that dates back to the early 1960’s, during the cold war. Some young adults may not understand the term “cold war”, so a little background might be warranted.

A cold war is not fought on a battleground. It’s a tense relationship between two factions, where neither side trusts the other. Each side expects the other to attack, so both sides point loaded missiles at the other side, just waiting for provocation.

In the early 1960’s, the world was in the midst of a cold war. Communist idealism was on one side, and Democratic idealism on the other. The leaders of both sides fueled fear and hatred with the intent of firing up the citizens of their respective countries.

As planned, that fear did trickle down to the American public. People were building underground bomb shelters in their backyards. School children were forced to participate in frightening “duck and cover” drills. When a special alarm blared in the classroom, children dropped to the floor, huddled under their desks in a fetal position, face down, with fingers locked together behind their heads. I can remember huddling under my desk and turning my head to sneak a peek at the window. All I could see was blue sky, but I watched and waited for a Russian missile to come into view.

The propagandizing didn’t stop there. The McCarthy hearings were broadcast into every livingroom. This witch hunt popularized the question leveled at Hollywood insiders and other influential ne’er-do-goods, “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist party?”

Yes, Communism was the big monster in the room, but add to the mix the little country of Cuba, recently taken over by dictator, Fidel Castro, and you had a matchstick just waiting to be struck. Castro brought with him, Communism, and that made factions of the U.S. government very nervous.

Castro’s reign over Cuba lasted for 49 years, from 1959 to 2008. However, in retrospect, Castro turned out to be as harmful to the American way of life as a kitten. But in the 1960’s, with only 100 miles between Havana, Cuba and Key West, Florida the U.S. government and military leaders were as jumpy as a cat on a hot tin roof.

The American military was itching for a fight with Castro. So, in 1962, the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, concocted a plan with the code name, Operation Northwoods. The plan was to convince the American people that the United States must declare war on Cuba.

Operation Northwoods was planned as a covert mission to create several false flag events to implant fear into the hearts of American citizens. Some of these events included fake hijackings of airplanes painted to look like commercial jets, blowing up an unmanned U.S. Naval ship and publicizing the names of the “dead”, orchestrating a show of violent terrorism in U.S. cities, and many more staged events that would plant fear and anger into the minds of the American public.

Their goal was to provoke hyper-patriotism across America. The conspirators wanted to get the American people so riled up that they would demand retaliation. Operation Northwoods’ staged attacks would also help convince the international community to support America’s strike at Fidel Castro.

The plans detailed in this document read like a Doctor Strangelove plot. But this isn’t fiction, this is the outline of actual plans that were approved by the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This plan was then presented to President Kennedy’s defense secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962. Thankfully, clearer heads prevailed and the plans were rejected by the civilian leadership and never carried out.

Why did it take 50 years for these rejected plans to be made public? There’s an easy answer for that question. The reason we don’t learn about things like this until much later, is to protect those involved, while they are still alive. This practice of classifying even rejected plans makes it easier for factions of our government to continue planning this sort of insider home-grown terrorism.

However, I think this was released a bit too soon. Because many of the plans outlined in this document sound very familiar. It includes hijacked planes, terrorism on American soil, the fueling of hyper-patriotism. Where have we seen this before?

If you have scoffed at the conspiracy theories surrounding the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center you might be feeling a little queasy about now. Some of us have gotten through that awkward stage already, and I remember how that felt.

The Operation Northwoods document is proof that factions within our government do plot such false flag events. Fortunately, in 1962, there were enough people who vetoed this scheme. I guess in 2001 too many must have thought it was a good idea. Some of my younger readers will still be around when the government declassifies the scheme known as “Operation Twin Falls” (or whatever cute monicker they used for the 9-11 attack plans).

Let me just say, now,  “I told you so”  because I won’t be around to say it fifty years from now.

You can read the entire FOIA document here:
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/news/20010430/northwoods.pdf

Final thought: Many of the recent shootings and bombings happening in our country and around the world are false flag events, too. Pay attention to changes that happen to the affected society after these events occur (new rules and regulations). Pay closed attention to constitutional rights that are violated during or after an event. You will then begin to understand how our government is manipulating us.

If Operation Northwoods had been successfully carried out, the U.S. and the Soviet Union would have become embroiled in a third World War in the 1960s. The only ones winning that war would be the military industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned us about as he handed over the presidency to John F. Kennedy. Yes, the very same one who was assassinated for trying to clean up our government.