Voter Fraud: 670 Ballots Cast in Georgia Precinct with 276 Voters (There’s No Place Like Home!)


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Voter Fraud: 670 Ballots Cast in Georgia Precinct with 276 Voters
Voting irregularities come as state investigated other instances of voter fraud
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Voter Fraud: 670 Ballots Cast in Georgia Precinct with 276 Voters

Voter Fraud: 670 Ballots Cast in Georgia Precinct with 276 Voters

Six hundred and seventy ballots were cast in a Georgia precinct with 276 registered voters in the state’s primary election, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.

A northeastern Georgia precinct located in Habersham County had 276 registered voters before the state’s primary elections at the end of May, but 670 votes were recorded—indicating that 276 percent of voters turned out in Georgia’s primary election, McClatchy reported.

The recently publicized voting irregularities come as the state investigated other instances of voter fraud—including one where an Atlanta City Hall staffer claimed she had to “print and deliver 500 blank absentee ballots” to an advocacy group staffer and pick up additional ballots from the Atlanta mayor’s campaign office to drop them off at an office in Fulton County.

From: ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA

Author: David Fiorazo
Radical Take Down of America: Has The Left Won?

Radical Take Down of America: Has The Left Won?
Posted: March 4, 2017 by David Fiorazo in American History, Church, David’s Blog, Government Corruption, President Obama, Saul Alinsky

Tags: American history, Barack Obama, Christianity, Cloward-Piven, Economics, Education, entertainment, Environmentalism, Globalism, government, Hillary Clinton, Hollywood, liberalism, Marxism, progressive, religious freedom, Saul Alinsky, Socialism, welfare 0
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The United States of America has been under attack – from within. Two things make this fact even worse: many people are oblivious, and the larger problem is others just don’t seem to care.

It is important we understand how we got to this point of corruption and crisis as a nation, determine who is responsible, and decide what we can do about it. You may know much of this information, but many of your friends do not; please share it.

In order to examine the spiritual, financial, and political condition of the United States of America, the epic prize globalists wish to conquer, it’s vital we acknowledge some brief history.

Pilgrims and patriots came to these shores to escape religious persecution, government intrusion, and to establish a God-fearing settlement that would flourish on faith and freedom. This great Republic was originally founded upon biblical teachings, Moral Law, and the Declaration of Independence. We know, however, this is not the same country it was one or two hundred years ago.

We now know – and many of these are interchangeable – atheists, communists, liberals, humanists, Marxists, progressives, and socialists have infiltrated our government and undermined the order and very foundation of our nation. They have infected our courts, the education system, our corporations, the entertainment industry, and unfortunately, many of our churches. (Read about the Emergent Church.)

Most of us would like to see this nation return to one in which people once again honor the Lord first, respect the Constitution, the Flag, and allow others to live their lives based on Judeo-Christian principles. But this may be wishful thinking because political correctness will no longer coexist with religious freedom.

For concerned Christians, there is a stark reality looking us square in the eyes: God’s Word (Bible prophecy) reveals some sobering truths about the future of our nation and this world. Things will become even darker, more chaotic, and people’s hearts will grow cold. The Bible tells us evil will appear to prevail in the days leading up to the Lord’s return, and nations will not only come against Israel, they will stand in defiance of God our Creator and King.

The question is how much time do we have in the United States of America? Obviously, no one can answer this specifically. Could we have a great spiritual revival and awakening in our nation? It is possible, but not probable. Have we become such stiff-necked, lukewarm, self-serving people we have already sealed our own fate? Perhaps.

The other day, our guest on Stand Up for the Truth, Julaine Appling said, “Law is always downstream of culture.”

It is true our culture drives politics and legislation in America. Just look at the powerful LGBT lobby teaming up with Hollywood and the liberal media! But what happened to the influence of the church? Christianity used to drive culture, but today, more and more churches, leaders, and denominations have become silent or have conformed to the world.

Anti-Christian, anti-American agendas are being carried out across the country with little concern or resistance.

Two evil, influential political philosophies have shaped the direction of our nation over the past 50-plus years, and we see devastating effects on Americans who are (for the most part) unknowingly embracing them.

Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”
The Cloward-Piven Strategy
These two progressive, Marxist philosophies and their implemented agendas have been used together to bring our nation to the precipice of economic and moral destruction. First, a quote from: Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

“In the beginning the organizer’s first job is to create the issues or problems.” Saul D. Alinsky,
The Obama administration sure took that principle to heart.
…Chicago-born Saul David Alinsky (1909 – 1972) was an American community organizer who dropped out of graduate school at the University of Chicago to work as a criminologist. He was drawn to the world of gangsters and was a confidant of the Al Capone mob. Alinsky became a “student” of enforcer Frank Nitti, who took over the mob when Capone was sent to prison. An Alinski radical has one main goal – power.

His motto was, “The most effective means are whatever will achieve the desired results.” In 1971, the hard Left, progressive community organizer wrote a playbook of subversive tactics to empower an upcoming generation of change agents. A few notable adherents to the Alinsky method are: Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Van Jones, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Jim Wallis, and former President Barack Obama.

Expert organizer, President Obama, didn’t miss a beat when he left office and according to reports is scheming to sabotage Donald Trump’s presidency. His army of agitators numbering in the tens of thousands will take orders from Obama’s command post in his new Washington home less than two miles from the White House. Not content to move on like other ex-presidents, Obama is actively working to fight against Republicans.

Having raised over $40 million in the last few years of his presidency with the help of former Obama aides and campaign workers, his network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing For Action (OFA) with 250 offices across the country, added staff, and fresh recruitment of liberal activists. Not only that, but Obama’s close confidante Valerie Jarrett has moved into his new DC home, the nerve center for their plan to mastermind the insurgency against the Trump administration.

The Alinsky Game Plan:
Exploit the weaknesses inherent in the system, made weaker by pitting opposing forces against one another.
Oppose independent, morally strong, educated people because those individuals, especially in groups, can’t be manipulated easily.
They attempt to end-run constitutional rights with social contract and dialectic consensus methods. Engage in large scale social engineering, attempting to unfreeze a society using chaos, and to then refreeze it in a new predefined shape.
The dividing lines they polarize people on are most often racial, economic, religious and political.
Cause social instability through subversive and divisive rhetoric. One method is to control the outcome of the education system by lowering the standards of education so that it creates a dependent class.
Use their political platforms to overload a society with social spending programs and class warfare to the point that hatred and division cause social panic.
Once they’ve created a problem, they propose themselves as the answer and use wealth transfers and the trumping of rights as the method to bring about “equality.”…

THE EFFECTS:
An overpowering Federal government bureaucracy that has violated the U.S. Constitution’s principles of limited Federal government power and control.
$20 trillion in national debt. Not even counting Social Security and Pension obligations: Most estimates are the nation is almost $100 trillion in debt: A system waiting to collapse.
An American public that has become addicted to government handouts. More than half the population is on direct assistance from the government.
A laziness and narcissism with Americans where they look to government to provide instead of providing for themselves.
Massive Student Loan debt that will never be repaid because of a corrupt educational system that lured young people with lies and false illusions.
The only way to get out of this fiscal mess is a complete overhaul of the debt situation in the nation: BANKRUPTCY, which leads to a Marxist State.

THE ALINSKY DOCTRINE:
8 Steps to Topple a Nation and Create a Socialist State.
Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and The Cloward-Piven Strategy have been woven together by Progressive Marxist-Humanists to create a crisis so bad that the only “solution” is what they have wanted: Communism. Let’s look at the eight points where the two doctrines intersect.

Georgia judge faces renewed ethics scrutiny after journalist’s charges dropped

Georgia judge faces renewed ethics scrutiny after journalist’s charges dropped

July 8th, 2016 by Tyler Jett in Local Regional News Read Time: 5 mins.

Fannin Focus Publisher Mark Thomason, who was arrested…

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Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney Alison Sosebee dropped…

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Now that the criminal charges against a North Georgia journalist have been dropped, the questions he originally raised about his local government are back in the forefront.

Fannin Focus Publisher Mark Thomason, who was arrested last month after seeking bank account documents through a subpoena and open records request, said Thursday he intends to continue pursuing the information. In particular, he wonders why Superior Court Judge Brenda Weaver used public money to fund a private civil lawsuit against his newspaper, and why local county commissioners have no oversight of her account.

“We’ll see where this leads,” Thomason said Thursday, hours after Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney Alison Sosebee said she would not prosecute him despite a grand jury indictment.

Sosebee wrote in a court motion that she was declining to prosecute Thomason or his attorney at the request of Weaver, the alleged victim in the case. Weaver, meanwhile, told Sosebee in a letter Wednesday that she felt the district attorney had more pressing criminal cases to worry about than the one against Thomason.

In the same letter, Weaver continued to attack Thomason’s credibility.

“As a public official,” she wrote, “I must expect not only false reporting in newspaper articles and television (which I have always understood), but I should ignore even blatant false allegations made in written emails to county commissioners.”

At the request of Weaver, Sosebee presented a case to a grand jury on June 24 against Thomason and his attorney, Russell Stookey. The grand jury returned indictments against the two on counts of identity fraud and attempted identity fraud, saying that Thomason and Stookey attempted to get into Weaver’s account, which they believe to be off limits.

The grand jury also indicted Thomason on a count of making a false statement for a records request he sent to Pickens County earlier this month, in which he asked for checks sent to Weaver’s account that he believed were “cashed illegally.” After Thomason’s and Stookey’s arrest last month, First Amendment and journalism foundations demanded that Sosebee drop the charges.

Origins of the case

The dispute between Thomason and Weaver started more than a year ago, with a different controversy. In March 2015, Superior Court Judge Roger Bradley told a story from the bench during a hearing in Fannin County Superior Court about a man he used to know named “[n-word] Bob.”

Thomason wrote about Bradley’s statement. A month later, when court reporter Rhonda Stubblefield released a transcript of the hearing, Thomason wrote a second article questioning the accuracy of Stubblefield’s transcript. He said other witnesses in the courtroom reported that members of the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office also used the racial slur, though those statements did not appear in Stubblefield’s transcript.

Thomason filed an open records request for Stubblefield’s audio recording of that court hearing. Stubblefield declined the request. Thomason then hired Stookey and filed a court motion, demanding the audio under the Open Records Act. A judge from outside the Appalachian Judicial Circuit listened to the audio and declined Thomason’s request, saying the recording did not suggest Stubblefield’s transcript was inaccurate.

Stubblefield, in turn, filed a $1.6 million libel lawsuit against Thomason, though she later dropped the case.

In November, Weaver wrote a letter to county commissioners, informing them that she was going to use her publicly funded operating account to pay for Stubblefield’s legal expenses, which came to about $17,000. Stubblefield is not a county employee, and her legal fees are not covered by county insurance.

“People may agree or disagree as far as the payment of it,” Weaver said during a Fannin County Tea Party Patriots meeting in February. “She had done absolutely nothing wrong. The court reporters are not required to have any insurance. I just did not think it was fair to her. We judges talked about it, to bear the expense of that.”

After the meeting, Thomason filed an open records request with Weaver, asking for the checks she had sent to Stubblefield’s lawyer.

“The judicial branch is not considered a ‘government agency’ for the purpose of the Open Records Act,” Weaver wrote back on Feb. 12, declining his request.

Last month, after Stubblefield’s lawyer argued in court that Thomason should actually have to pay for her attorney’s fees instead of county taxpayers, Thomason and Stookey subpoenaed Weaver’s operating account. Thomason also filed the records request with Pickens County, asking for checks they had sent Weaver for her account.

Sosebee, who served as Weaver’s clerk in 2001 and later worked in the law practice of Weaver’s husband, then sought criminal charges against Thomason.

County funds

The money for Weaver’s operating account comes from the local governments of Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens counties, or at least some of it does. Fannin County Finance Director Rita Davis-Kirby said Weaver’s account may also contain money from the state government, though it’s not the county’s business to know about Weaver’s funds.

“Once we release our quarterly payment to the judges,” she said, “they’re free to use that money however they see fit.”

Fannin County Commission Chairman Bill Simonds said the counties give Weaver money for her operating account four times a year and let her use it without oversight. He said that is standard practice in Georgia, pointing out that Whitfield County does the same thing.

But Whitfield County Administrator Mark Gibson said that is not true. He said judges present budget proposals to the county commissioners, with a breakdown of how the money will be spent. The commissioners then decide whether to award the judge the money he or she has asked for.

“That would be unusual for [judges] to have their own private accounts,” he said. “We certainly wouldn’t do it, I can tell you that. That’s wild.”

Catoosa County Manager Jim Walker and Dade County Executive Ted Rumley said their local governments also do not let superior court judges use operating accounts.

Gilmer County Commission Chairman Charlie Paris, who took office in the beginning of 2015, said he did not know how long his county had given Weaver her own private account. He said he wants to research the issue more before deciding whether to continue operating that way.

It’s also unclear whether Weaver was allowed to use public money on a private lawsuit against the newspaper, said Jessica Gabel Cino, the associate dean for academic affairs for the Georgia State University College of Law.

“It seems to me the judge shouldn’t just use the funds unless there is something on paper that enables her to do so,” Cino wrote in an email, adding that Weaver has not made it clear whether she has specific jurisdiction to use the money in that manner.

Looking forward

Since the arrest, Thomason and the Georgia Society of Professional Journalists have filed complaints against Weaver with the Judicial Qualifications Commission, the state agency in charge of overseeing judges. Weaver also happens to be the chairwoman of that agency’s board, appointed by the state supreme court.

It’s unclear how the commission will react to the complaints. First, the Georgia constitution prohibits the agency from publicly commenting on investigations. Second, the agency’s lone position for an investigator is unfilled. And third, the agency’s board meetings are closed to the public.

Contact staff writer Tyler Jett at 423-757-6476 or tjett@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @LetsJett.

CLAIM: Historic event to occur in the next six days that will end the rise of Trump and seize the future of America for totalitarian globalists Thursday, September 22, 2016 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

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CLAIM: Historic event to occur in the next six days that will end the rise of Trump and seize the future of America for totalitarian globalists
Thursday, September 22, 2016
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
http://www.naturalnews.com/055396_false_flag_event_presidential_candidates_totalitarian_globalists.html
False flag event
(NaturalNews) You didn’t really think the criminal cabal of globalists was going to idly stand by and let the voters elect an anti-establishment candidate, did you? According to the latest insider buzz I’m hearing, a staged event of historic magnitude is set to take place in the next six days that will end the populist rise of Donald Trump and allow totalitarian globalists to seize control of America through political means. I post this article in the hopes that perhaps revealing these plans ahead of time may cause them to be put on hold.

All the buzz on this centers around a number of unverifiable claims that are now circulating among various bloggers, journalists and video commentators in the indy media. For the record, I do not endorse any certainty of these ideas, but for the sake of making sure this is all out in the open, I will mention that these theories center around claims that either Clinton will be assassinated, Trump will be assassinated, they will BOTH be assassinated, or the more bizarre theory that Clinton is already dead and will still be assassinated anyway in a staged event to blame “Second Amendment people” and reset the entire election.

While I can’t validate any of these claims (and therefore don’t endorse them), what rings true about the overall tone in such whispers is the idea that the globalists will stop at nothing to control the outcome of this election in any way possible. There is absolutely no question that, in the minds of the globalist totalitarians, the lives of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or any number of innocent bystanders are utterly meaningless to them. If they have to murder a few people to stay in power, that is well within their psychological window of acceptable behavior in order to achieve their political goal of total domination.

Behind the scenes of the indy media, everybody is talking quite openly about these scenarios, and some are convinced that Hillary Clinton actually died on 9/11 and has been impersonated (or “green screened”) ever since. Others say both Clinton and Trump will be assassinated simultaneously, possibly at the upcoming debate on the 26th. Dave Hodges at The Commonsense Show has posted an article that gives you a flavor of that line of concern. All News Pipeline also reflects the concerns with an article that warns, “Hold On To Your Seats! – Something Shocking Set To Rock Presidential Race.” Notably, the most recent Alex Jones “epic rant” gives you a sense of the almost manic frustration and anger that’s boiling over (fast forward to 7:00 to really witness Jones at his most “epic”).

The globalists now see Hillary Clinton as a liability, whose death could be exploited for political gain
Regardless of what any of us believe about the whispers or rumors, what’s clear at this point is that Hillary Clinton’s horrifically poor performance and collapsing health has made her an obvious liability to the globalist agenda. It is now conceivable that they are figuring out how to get rid of her in a way that can serve the theatrics necessary to radically change the election narrative.

From the point of view of globalists, eliminating Clinton through a carefully planned “execution” that can be blamed on Trump supporters achieves two important goals at once: 1) It allows the democrats to replace her with a candidate who doesn’t suck. 2) It allows the media to maliciously blame Trump — based on his “Second Amendment people” comment — and possibly swing some support back into the democrat camp. To pull this off, right now they would need to be brainwashing a “lone gunman” and fabricating an entire back story of social media posts, a manifesto and other materials that can be cited by CNN to link the gunman to Trump. (REDDIT users, be ready to start vetting all this if an “assassination” actually takes place…)

Is Trump also a target? Eliminating only Trump without simultaneously dispatching Clinton does not achieve this goal as neatly for the globalists, because the assassination of Trump alone would almost certainly set off a nationwide armed revolt leading to chaos or even civil war… and that’s not what the globalists want right now… they want “controlled peace,” meaning an orderly but obedient society where no one is allowed to speak any words at all that challenge the consensus reality of the controllers (hence the need for politically correct speech controls). See my recent mini-documentary The WAR on REALITY: How globalists occupy your mind to control everything:

However, assassinating BOTH candidates at the same time — conceivably with a bomb or chemical weapon at an upcoming debate — would in fact allow globalists to replace both parties’ nominees with obedient globalist puppets (Jeb Bush on the right, Joe Biden on the left). From the point of view of the globalists, a simultaneous assassination of both Clinton and Trump achieves the best possible outcome for their totalitarian agenda.

I pray for the safety and protection of both Clinton and Trump
The People only “win” in all this if both candidates remain alive and healthy long enough for Clinton to be defeated on election day (which now seems a near certainty).

It is important for a nation to witness the voter rejection of a criminal globalist like Hillary Clinton. If she is assassinated or dies before election day, the people are denied their opportunity to properly reject her failed ideas, wholly dishonest campaign lies and horrific record of political failures.

Furthermore, the beginning of political healing in America can only commence when the population has the opportunity to properly reject the criminality of the political class and usher in a new candidate who does not serve as an obedient disciple of the globalists. In a very real sense, in other words, the healing of America must begin with the democratic election of Donald Trump and the outright rejection of the Obama / Clinton era of corruption and criminality.

This is precisely why the globalists do not want to allow democratic elections to take place in America, and it’s why they are willing to do almost anything to stop them. At all costs, they must stop the People from being able to freely elect Donald Trump, and they are willing to kill anyone necessary to achieve that goal, including killing both Clinton and Trump.

How you can help save America and stop the globalists
Fortunately, you and I are not helpless in this situation. It turns out that the humble cell phone camera is right now our greatest weapon against the globalists and their insidious attempts to seize the outcome of this election.

Consider the fact that it was a personal cell phone that captured Hillary Clinton’s “seizure moment” on 9/11 when she collapsed on the sidewalk and was heaved into a van like a sack of rice. In one moment, a private citizen with a cell phone camera changed the course of history.

Now, it’s more important than ever that you keep your cell phone cameras rolling at every political event. We the People must capture, upload and share important videos that document the false flag attacks, the green screen deceptions, the fakery and lies of the entire leftist political regime — including CNN fakery and staged theatrics (if it wasn’t for green screens and teleprompters, CNN would have nothing to report at all). Through the power of citizen journalism, We the People actually have a legitimate shot at halting the false flag operations and even stopping the assassinations of Clinton and Trump.

We are now living in an era of individual empowerment, where individuals now have the power to challenge the lies and propaganda of every totalitarian regime that exists on our planet. From Saudi Arabia to North Korea and even the United States, citizens with video recording devices can now document the deceptions and expose the lies of the tyrants.

Use your camera first, and then your rifle only as a last resort
We are living in a time of global revolution and revolt, and the power of the camera is the single most important tool that now exists for freedom (with the power of the rifle a close second). In fact, I dare say that a “Citizen” is a person who carries both a camera and a rifle and is willing to use her camera first — and her rifle second — in the defense of her nation and her human rights.

Be steady, my friends, for if the whispers circulating across the indy media turn out to be true, you and I are all about to be thrust into unprecedented turmoil and possibly even an armed uprising against the totalitarians who are trying to destroy democracy (and end any possibility of a Trump presidency).

Right now, based on what I’m hearing, if we actually make it to election day with both candidates still alive, I’m going to count my blessings and thank God for the opportunity to take our country back at the voting booths. It is possible, of course, that no assassinations occur at all. It’s possible that our public discussion of these false flag operations may prevent them from taking place. It’s even possible that the elections won’t be hacked by the democrats to steal the results. But I’m sure not betting my future on all that. Right now, in my view, we are looking at better-than-even odds of an event taking place that eliminates one or both candidates from the race in the next 30 days.

From there, we enter uncharted territory with events unfolding that, throughout history, have sometimes formed new nations or at other times ended existing nations. With America now on the brink — and states like Texas nearly ready to secede — the events we are about to witness will radically reshape history. If you are not yet stocked up with beans, band-aids and bullets, you are delusional.

Some sites to monitor as all this unfolds include:
SteveQuayle.com
TheDailySheeple.com
GovtSlaves.info
AnonHQ.com
TheAntiMedia.org
Alt-Market.com
BlacklistedNews.com
ZeroHedge.com
SHTFplan.com
SurvivalBlog.com
Breitbart.com
DrudgeReport.com
Infowars.com
TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com
NewsTarget.com

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Pentagon Releases Propaganda Video of “Drone Swarms” Being Launched From a Fighter Jet

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DARPA3Op-Ed by Nicholas West

It is often forgotten how recently, and how quickly, drones have become commonplace. Not only are they a military staple in countries around the world, but after long speculation it was admitted by the Pentagon just days ago that, yes, drones are being used to spy on the American people.

As this technology rapidly develops, and as legislation keeps pace by allowing their increased use anywhere and everywhere, each advancement now must be received with a further sense of concern.

It was several years ago that I first wrote about micro-drones – miniature flying vehicles that are designed to be as small as an insect. These tiny drones would be “hidden in plain sight” with the ability to harvest energy from natural and man-made power sources. The Air Force admitted in the video below that they could enter houses and even commit assassinations after being dropped from military aircraft.

So, here we are with the Pentagon’s most recent announcement about testing drone swarms that can be launched from fighter jets. Strangely, these announcements typically come from defense-related sites, or the videos appear directly on military YouTube channels; this latest one, however, has been given extensive treatment by The Washington Post in its article “Veil of secrecy lifted on Pentagon office planning ‘Avatar’ fighters and drone swarms.”

High over Alaska last summer, the Pentagon experimented with new, secret prototypes: Micro-drones that can be launched from the flare dispensers of moving F-16s and F/A-18 fighter jets. Canisters containing the tiny aircraft descended from the jets on parachutes before breaking open, allowing wings on each drone to swing out and catch the wind. Inch-wide propellers on the back provided propulsion as they found one another and created a swarm.

The experiment was run by the secretive Strategic Capabilities Office, a Pentagon organization launched in summer 2012 to figure out how to best counter growing strategic threats from China and Russia. The specifics of what the mini-drones can do are classified, but they could be used to confuse enemy forces and carry out surveillance missions using equipment that costs much less than full-sized unmanned aircraft. Video reviewed by The Washington Post shows the tiny aircraft, which weigh about a pound each, moving in packs and gaining situational awareness after sitting inert in the flare canisters. (Source)

The “secretive program” is called Perdix. Here is the test launch from an F-16 (itself potentially a drone):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/video/c/embed/bde747f0-e555-11e5-a9ce-681055c7a05f

One aspect of this video that is striking is how little detail there is and how unimpressive it is compared to other military promotional videos. Interestingly, the Pentagon was quick to admit that the release of this demonstration was part of a propaganda campaign to put America’s enemies on notice that this tech is out there.

(Defense Secretary Ashton) Carter’s disclosures raised some questions in the Pentagon about whether he had revealed classified information while previewing his 2017 budget. But in a rare interview, the director of SCO said the secretary sought a green light to disclose snippets of the mini-drone experiment in Alaska and a few other programs as part of a broader effort to get the attention of potential adversaries. (emphasis added)

While there is a very real global drone arms race (that the U.S. itself initiated) which now requires constant funding for capability upgrades, this video might actually be propaganda of a different sort; putting out something so unimpressive that it might lull other militaries – and the general public – into a false sense of how far along the U.S. military really is with their micro-drone program.

For example, please watch the next video that shows a projected battlefield for 2017, according to leading defense contractor General Atomics, then tell me that a toy with a parachute on it is a program worthy of being “veiled in secrecy.”

It seems that with each new announcement we run the risk of being conditioned to misunderstand the true state of military tech. Perhaps this latest video serves to reinforce that notion.

The fact that the Pentagon has just released a video, essentially through The Washington Post, might indicate an intent to establish the conditions that will make full-scale roll-out much more acceptable by giving us pause about what is really coming.

There is also a segment of the public who still have faith that if any of this is developed and used at all, it will be “over there” and not deployed in a town near us. However, combined with the Pentagon admitting that they have been using drones to spy inside the U.S., what should we expect the real future to look like?

What do you think is the reason for the Pentagon taking a high-profile stance regarding its micro-drone program? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section.

Image: DARPA

H/T: ZenGardner.com

From Natural News: Dogs suffering allergic reactions and death after being injected with popular Merck vaccine

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Dogs suffering allergic reactions and death after being injected with popular Merck vaccine
Friday, July 08, 2016 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer
Tags: leptospirosis vaccine, side effects, pet health
Leptospirosis vaccine
http://www.naturalnews.com/054601_leptospirosis_vaccine_side_effects_pet_health.html
(NaturalNews) Dog owners and veterinary associations in the United Kingdom have been warning of a rash of dangerous and even lethal side effects from a popular vaccine designed to protect dogs from a rare and mild illness.

The disease in question, leptospirosis, can be serious in both dogs and humans, but most cases are mild. It is spread via the urine of infected wild and domestic animals, typically mice and rats, and is most common in poor and rural regions of tropical countries or Eastern Europe. It is not common in the United Kingdom. For this reason, the vaccine is considered optional, rather than required or even recommended.

Seizures, immune failure and death
The leptospirosis vaccine, Nobivac L4, is produced by Merck subsidiary MSD Animal Health, which says that despite its optional status, it is one of the most widely used dog vaccines. More than a million doses of L4 are used in the United Kingdom each year. According to the company, the shot should only be given to dogs older than nine weeks, with a followup dose a month later and a yearly booster.

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) disagrees with this recommendation, warning that the vaccine is particularly hazardous for puppies younger than 12 weeks. The L4 vaccine is “associated with as many or more adverse reactions than occur for any other” optional vaccine, the WSAVA says.

According to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) of the British government, since the newest version of the vaccine was introduced three years ago, there have been more than 2,000 reports of serious adverse effects, including more than 120 deaths. The VMD is now monitoring the vaccine, but has not said whether it will consider pulling it from the market.

Known adverse effects from the vaccine include blindness, swollen glands, seizures and anaphylactic or immune reactions. In 2014, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) added a warning label to the vaccine highlighting the risk of “anaphylaxis and various immune-mediated conditions such as anaemia, thrombocyte-penia and arthritis.” The WSAVA recommends the shot not be given to dogs younger than 16 weeks.

However, British vets are regularly giving the shot to dogs as young as seven weeks – younger than recommended by the EMA, the WSAVA or even the manufacturer – without warning of the potential hazards.

Vets in ‘denial’
According to spaniel breeder Bridgette Evans, every dog she has given the L4 vaccine to has suffered an adverse reaction. Out of one litter of six pups, every single one developed swollen glands, in some cases as big as tennis balls. One of the dogs died within three weeks of the shot.

Carol Blackburn-Harvey, another breeder, said her dog became “overbalanced” and unable to walk three weeks after getting the shot, and died soon after.

“Vets are not willing to admit or are in denial about the risk posed by the vaccine – it can kill perfectly fit and healthy dogs,” Evans said.

Many pet owners believe that the VMD is concealing the scale of the problem by under-reporting the number of dogs affected, and that it isn’t taking a hard enough line against manufacturer MSD.

In fact, MSD itself seems to have admitted some fault, since it is known to have paid at least one customer’s vet bills for damage resulting from the shot.

Foot-dragging by the VMD makes it all the more important that dog owners report any suspected negative effects from the L4 shot.

“It is critical that pet owners report any suspected adverse reactions to their vets so they can be thoroughly and scientifically investigated and reported to the veterinary medicines regulators,” said Gudrun Ravetz, junior vice president of the British Veterinary Association.

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“Why don’t we hear complaints from US?”… Officials are criminals and trying to cover it up — Public must be aware even more radiation is coming… “People need to realize impact of contamination on them”

Nuclear Expert: Largest amount of Fukushima radiation fell on US West Coast and Pacific — “Why don’t we hear complaints from US?”… Officials are criminals and trying to cover it up — Public must be aware even more radiation is coming… “People need to realize impact of contamination on them”

Published: May 16th, 2016 at 11:44 am ET
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Interview with nuclear engineer Hiroaki Koide (translation by Prof. Robert Stolz, transcription by Akiko Anson), published Mar 8, 2016 (emphasis added):
http://apjjf.org//2016/06/Hirano.html

Now, strontium-90 [Sr-90] has been leaking from Fukushima into the ocean, so it will eventually reach the United States, especially the west coast. This much we are sure of… it is the masses of people who need to realize the impact of the contamination on them. In the case of the Fukushima disaster, for example, they need to be aware that some radioactive material is reaching the North American coast, and the prevailing westerly winds will carry anything released into the atmosphere to the US…

While we are not really sure [how much radioactive material has leaked from Fukushima] we do know that a portion of this material will ride the prevailing winds across the Pacific Ocean. On the other hand, closer to the ground, the winds will be east, south, and north, and therefore this other portion will fall on Japan―and we can investigate the actual levels here: how much fell on this town, on this prefecture? Adding these up, it seems to be only 2.4 PBq. Which is to say of the total fifteen PBq, 2.4, or roughly only 16%, fell on Japanese soil. If the totals are higher, still a smaller share of the total contamination will have fallen on Japan compared with the Pacific, with the largest portion falling on the west coast of the United States.

So why don’t we hear complaints from the US? Why are there no calls for compensation? Whenever someone asks me this, I simply say that there just aren’t any such complaints. Why is this so? Well the levels released by the US during the atmospheric testing were tens of times greater than Fukushima. They are the criminals, so they cannot ask for compensation from Japan. The U.S. government does not want to have to reflect on its own past, and I think they are eager to completely avoid bringing up anything like that conversation.

See also: TV: North America will not be safe from Fukushima radiation if plant keeps leaking — Animals “suddenly died” on west coast right after 2011 disaster… Whole world noticed this strange phenomenon — “Fatally high” levels of radioactive material has entered ocean… serious pollution is ongoing (VIDEO)

AP: Fukushima meltdown apology: “It was a cover-up”


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fukushima-tepco-power-japan-nuclear-meltdown-apologizes-cover-up/
AP June 21, 2016, 8:28 AM
Fukushima meltdown apology: “It was a cover-up”
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In this June 1, 2011 file photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), workers inspect equipment inside the cesium absorption tower, part of the radioactive water processing facilities at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.
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TOKYO — The utility that ran the Fukushima nuclear plant acknowledged Tuesday its delayed disclosure of the meltdowns at three reactorswas tantamount to a cover-up and apologized for it.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi Hirose’s apology followed the revelation last week that an investigation had found Hirose’s predecessor instructed officials during the 2011 disaster to avoid using the word “meltdown.”
“I would say it was a cover-up,” Hirose told a news conference. “It’s extremely regrettable.”

Japanese woman breaks silence on Fukushima-related cancer
TEPCO instead described the reactors’ condition as less serious “core damage” for two months after the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, wrecked the plant, even though utility officials knew and computer simulations suggested meltdowns had occurred.
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Yasushi Ooishi of TEPCO poses for a portrait on February 23, 2016 in Okuma, Japan. Ooishi works in the team to handle the contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclea Power Plant.
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An investigative report released last Thursday by three company-appointed lawyers said TEPCO’s then-President Masataka Shimizu instructed officials not to use the specific description under alleged pressure from the Prime Minister’s Office, though the investigators found no proof of such pressure.

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Japan struggles in cleanup of Fukushima meltdown
The report said TEPCO officials, who had suggested possible meltdowns, stopped using the description after March 14, 2011, when Shimizu’s instruction was delivered to vice president at the time, Sakae Muto in a memo at a televised news conference. In a video from that day, a company official rushes over to Muto, showing the memo and telling him that the Prime Minister’s Office has banned the word.
Government officials also softened their language on the reactor conditions around the same time, the report said.
Former officials at the Prime Minister’s Office have denied the allegation. Then-top government spokesman Yukio Edano, now secretary general of the main opposition Democratic Party, criticized the report as “inadequate and unilateral,” raising suspicion over the report by the lawyers seen close to the ruling party ahead of an upcoming Upper House election.
TEPCO has been accused of a series of cover-ups in the disaster, though the report found TEPCO’s delayed meltdown acknowledgement wasn’t illegal.
Hirose said he will take a 10 percent pay cut, and another executive will take a 30 percent cut, for one month each to take responsibility.
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The report said Shimizu’s instruction delayed full disclosure of the plant’s status to the public, even as people who lived near the plant were forced to leave their homes, some of them possibly unable to return permanently, due to the radiation leaks from the plant.
TEPCO reported to authorities three days after the tsunami that the damage, based on a computer simulation, involved 25 to 55 percent of the fuel but didn’t say it constituted a “meltdown,” even though the figures exceeded the 5 percent benchmark for one under the company manual.
TEPCO in May 2011 publicly acknowledged “meltdown” after another computer simulation showed significant meltdown in three reactors, including one with melted fuel almost entirely fallen to the bottom of the primary containment chamber.
The issue surfaced earlier this year in a separate investigation in which TEPCO reversed its earlier position that it had no internal criteria regarding a meltdown announcement, admitting the company manual was overlooked.

One Week Ago Today

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/12/us/orlando-nightclub-shooting/
Orlando, Florida (CNN)An American-born man who’d pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 49 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11, authorities said.

Police: Approx. 20 dead in Orlando nightclub shooting 01:39
America’s deadliest mass shootings
Police on leave
Eleven Orlando police officers and three sheriff’s deputies who exchanged gunfire with the suspect will be temporarily relieved of duty pending an investigation.
One officer suffered an eye injury when a bullet struck his Kevlar helmet, said Danny Banks, special agent in charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Orlando bureau. The helmet saved the officer’s life, Banks said.
Orlando shooting sparks gun control, language debates
‘This is a hate crime’
The attacks were denounced on Sunday by numerous groups, including the Vatican, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Muslim leader to ISIS: 'You do not speak for us'

Muslim leader to ISIS: ‘You do not speak for us’ 01:08
“This is a hate crime, plain and simple,” CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said. “We condemn it in the strongest possible terms.”
Nadine Smith of Equality Florida said groups are planning vigils around the nation. “It has just been a devastating day but people are starting to rally,” she said.
Barbara Poma, owner of the Orlando nightclub Pulse, released the following statement on Sunday:
“Like everyone in the country, I am devastated about the horrific events that have taken place today. Pulse, and the men and women who work there, have been my family for nearly 15 years. From the beginning, Pulse has served as a place of love and acceptance for the LGBTQ community. I want to express my profound sadness and condolences to all who have lost loved ones. Please know that my grief and heart are with you.”

CNN’s terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank, John Couwels, Joe Sutton, Vivian Kuo, Deborah Bloom, Pamela Brown, Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz, and MaryLynn Ryan contributed to this report.

I would like someone to tell me, how every rifle that looks anything like an assault rifle, and even some that don’t have come to be referred to as an “assault rifle”. Some shotguns have evolved to being all black and modern looking. Even those would be called assault weapons. A 30-30, a carbine, a 22LR, a 10-22, Springfield, just about anything that is not a lever action, has suddenly become an assault rifle, no matter what rounds they shoot. Amazing…
The other thing that kills me, if you were listening when it was first announced,
they said it was “two legally purchased hund guns”. Shortly after that, they said it was two, legally purchased assault rifles. Then a little later on, it was one of each. I don’t care what the guy had, it is close to impossible for one person to shoot that many people, in that length of time, with two of anything. Killed 49 and put 52+ in the hospital? The other question I have, is why no one else in the whole bar, had weapons to stop this man with?

Morgan Stanley is paying a huge fine for a precrisis ‘magic’ trick

Morgan Stanley is paying a huge fine for a precrisis ‘magic’ trick

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Morgan Stanley is paying a huge settlement related to residential mortgage-backed securities, or RMBS, sold before the financial crisis.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday announced a $3.2 billion settlement with the firm over charges it misled investors on the quality of mortgage loans it sold.

New York State will receive $550 million.

“We are pleased to have finalized these settlements involving legacy residential mortgage-backed securities matters. The Firm has previously reserved for all amounts related to these settlements,” Morgan Stanley said in a statement.

The settlement follows an investigation by the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, a joint federal-state working group formed in 2012.

“Morgan Stanley securitized and sold RMBS with underlying mortgage loans that it knew had material defects,” the Attorney General’s office said in a statement.

The statement described a 2006 email in which Morgan Stanley’s due diligence team told a colleague: “Please do not mention the ‘slightly higher risk tolerance’ in these communications. We are running under the radar and do not want to document these types of things.”

Anothe 2006 email from a due diligence team member included a list of questionable loans, seeking approval for purchase. The email read: “I assume you will want to do your ‘magic’ on this one?”

Goldman Sachs last month announced it would pay a $5 billion settlement related to RMBS sold between 2005 and 2007. That nearly wiped out fourth-quarter earnings for the firm.

The RMBS Working Group has previously settled with Bank of America for $16.7 billion, JPMorgan for $13 billion, and Citigroup for $7 billion.

Here is the news release from the New York Attorney General:

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined members of the state and federal working group he co-chairs to announce a $3.2 billion settlement with Morgan Stanley over the bank’s deceptive practices leading up to the financial crisis.  The settlement includes $550 million – $400 million worth of consumer relief and $150 million in cash – that will be allocated to New York State.

The resolution requires Morgan Stanley to provide significant community-level relief to New Yorkers, including loan reductions to help residents avoid foreclosure, and funds to spur the construction of more affordable housing. Additional resources will be dedicated to helping communities transform their code enforcement systems, invest in land banks, and purchase distressed properties to keep them out of the hands of predatory investors.

The settlement was negotiated through the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, a joint state and federal working group formed in 2012 to share resources and continue investigating wrongdoing in the mortgage-backed securities market prior to the financial crisis.

“Today’s agreement is another victory in our efforts to help New Yorkers rebuild in the wake of the financial devastation caused by major banks,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “Today’s settlement will deliver resources to the families and communities that need them the most, while helping New Yorkers avoid foreclosure, and spurring the construction of more affordable housing units statewide.”

The settlement includes an agreed-upon statement of facts that describes how Morgan Stanley made multiple representations to RMBS investors about the quality of the mortgage loans it securitized and sold to investors, and its process for screening out questionable loans.  Contrary to those representations, Morgan Stanley securitized and sold RMBS with underlying mortgage loans that it knew had material defects.

In the statement of facts, Morgan Stanley acknowledged that it increased the acceptable risk levels for loans in its securitized pools.  This allowed Morgan Stanley to purchase various loans with loan-to-value (LTV) ratios over 100%, i.e. loans that were “underwater.” In a May 31, 2006 email, the head of Morgan Stanley’s team tasked with doing due diligence on the value of properties underlying the mortgage loans asked a colleague, “please do not mention the ‘slightly higher risk tolerance’ in these communications. We are running under the radar and do not want to document these types of things.”

In another email on November 21, 2006, a member of the Morgan Stanley due diligence team forwarded a list of questionable loans, seeking review and approval to purchase them and adding “I assume you will want to do your ‘magic’ on this one?” In another similar instance from July 2006, the head of Morgan Stanley’s valuation due diligence cleared dozens of risky loans for purchase after less than one minute of review per loan file.

In the settlement, Morgan Stanley also acknowledged that it securitized certain loans that neither complied with underwriting guidelines nor had adequate compensating factors. Morgan Stanley also purchased and securitized many loans which its credit and compliance team recommended not be purchased, after its finance team decided that the loans had “acceptable risk.”  Morgan Stanley also allowed loans that it knew were risky to be purchased and securitized without a loan file review for credit and compliance.

In his 2012 State of the Union address, President Obama announced the formation of the RMBS Working Group. The collaboration brought together the Department of Justice, other federal entities, and several state law enforcement officials – co-chaired by Attorney General Schneiderman – to investigate those responsible for misconduct contributing to the financial crisis through the pooling of loans and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.

Under the settlement, Morgan Stanley will be required to provide a minimum of $400 million in creditable consumer relief directly to struggling families and communities across the state. The settlement includes a menu of options for consumer relief to be provided, and different categories of relief are credited at different rates toward the bank’s $400 million obligation. Creditable dollars will go toward the creation and preservation of affordable rental housing, land banks, code enforcement, communities purchasing distressed properties, and principal reductions for homeowners.

“Mayors across the state have been dealing with the impact of the financial crisis for years now. The settlement funds will have a huge impact, helping homeowners who continue to struggle and are in need of mortgage relief” said Tom Roach mayor of the city of White Plains and Vice President of the New York Conference of Mayors. “Applying the settlement proceeds to fund land banks, affordable housing and enhanced code enforcement will have a direct impact on the quality of life of those most affected by the financial meltdown and be of great assistance to our municipalities.”

“The Center for NYC Neighborhoods applauds Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for standing with New Yorkers at risk of foreclosure. This settlement will help to ensure that our neighbors’ homes do not fall into the hands of predatory investors. With innovative programs like these, we can finally put the housing crisis behind us and work toward a stronger, more affordable New York,” said Christie Peale, Executive Director of the Center for NYC Neighborhoods.

“Attorney General Schneiderman’s use of these settlement dollars to investment in communities hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis,  has significantly accelerated the recovery efforts of cities across New York who are still struggling to move past this crisis. Without these critical funds, our organization would not be able to make such broad revitalization impacts on such a short timeline,” said Madeline Fletcher, Executive Director of Newburgh Land Bank.

This matter was led by Senior Enforcement Counsel for Economic Justice Steven Glassman and Assistant Attorney General Tanya Trakht. The Division of Economic Justice is led by Karla G. Sanchez.