CORPORATE MEDIA

Oct 20 17:56

New York Times FAIL: 'McCain No Connections To ISIS?!?'

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

“Conspiracy Theory!!!” cried the New York Times in its recent attempt to defend John McCain against revelations that show the Senator from Arizona providing material support to terrorism. The NY Times was called into action to “debunk” the evidence that McCain had met with terrorists, cannibals, and ISIS militants in Syria after the photographs of those meetings began circulating in the alternative media and more mainstream figures began to pick up on and run with them over the last few months...

Oct 20 12:26

Data Secrecy Company Accused of Sharing Information with Media and Military

Whisper – a new social network that claims to provide anonymity – has been accused of secretly tracking users. The allegations were made by the Guardian newspaper, provoking renewed scrutiny of a multitude of data privacy claims made by software companies.

Oct 20 11:10

Harper's Foreign Policy Confirms Orwell's Insights

Regarding Israel, Harper, with widespread support in the media, has gone so far as to try to establish criticism of Israel as a kind of Orwellian "thought crime." By declaring repeatedly (and even threatening supportive legislation) that criticism of Israel was anti-Semitic, Harper hoped to establish what Orwell referred to as "protective stupidity" -- a kind of mass denial of the obvious. Freud referred to it as "knowing with not knowing" and when it comes to most of Canada's military adventures, it is epidemic.

Oct 20 11:04

ISIS Conveniently Develops Air Force as NATO Seeks "No-Fly Zone" Over Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

If Wile E. Coyote were a terrorist, his name would be ISIS. At least that is what the mainstream media and Western governments intent on overthrowing the secular government of Bashar al-Assad would have you believe.

According to the mainstream press, despite being highly-trained supermen who are ten feet tall and invincible, ISIS continues to make every public relations step it takes in the wrong direction. The recent announcement that ISIS now possesses an air force is case in point...

Oct 20 10:51

How the CIA Infiltrated Germany’s Mainstream Media

Exclusively for RI, Dutch journalist Eric van de Beek interviews the senior German editor who is causing a sensation with his allegations that the CIA pays German media professionals to spin stories to follow US government goals.

We wrote about this two weeks ago, and the article shot up in views, becoming one of the most read articles on our site.

Oct 20 09:48

WPost’s Slimy Assault on Gary Webb

Jeff Leen, the Washington Post’s assistant managing editor for investigations, begins his
renewed attack on the late Gary Webb’s Contra-cocaine reporting with a falsehood.

Leen insists that there is a journalism dictum that “an extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof.” But Leen must know that it is not true. Many extraordinary claims, such as assertions in 2002-03 that Iraq was hiding arsenals of WMDs, were published as flat-fact without “extraordinary proof” or any real evidence at all, including by Leen’s colleagues at the Washington Post.

Oct 20 09:03

Expsoing government wrongdoing: Official sources may be the only sources

New York Times investigative reporter James Risen is taking a stand. Despite being hounded by both the Bush and Obama administrations to reveal his sources, he has vowed to go to jail rather than abandon his pledge of confidentiality.

As fellow journalists and journalism advocacy groups rush to his side, many fear that the US Department of Justice within the self-proclaimed “most transparent administration in history” is preparing to deliver a body blow to the First Amendment’s promise of press freedom.

Oct 19 13:57

Ebola and ISIS

Ebola and ISIS are the stars of news sites and blogs.

Ebola:
Every other year a new viral strain annoy people. Chronologically, SARS, Birds(Avian) Flu, Swine Flu, then another 'advanced' strain of SARS appeared in the middle east (seriously, some theorists referred it to camels) and finally Ebola rises.
I agree with editor of Moon of Alabama when he said: “40-70% of the Ebola infected people are likely to die from it. (That is not as deadly as life, mind you, as life has a total fatality rate of 100%.)”

ISIS:
Say whatever you want about ISIS, but let me ask some questions:
Why didn't we hear about ISIS before launching the Syrian crisis?
Where was ISIS selling its oil products? and who was "buying" their benzene or diesel or whatsoever? and who suppose to monitor illegal international trade?
Where did ISIS ideology come from? don't say Iran or Hamas or Hezbollah or Israel. Is it the Saudi theocratic monarchy? Who knows.

Oct 19 13:36

When lies and half-truths rule the Washington op-ed pages, danger lurks

why it is important to consider the source of the information...

Oct 19 13:09

Israel is losing its friends in the world

Israel has lost its international audience. When Netanyahu warns about the nuclear threat from Iran, even those who worry deeply about Tehran’s intentions respond with a weary shrug. The warnings are seen as a diversion — an effort to distract from his refusal to accept a Palestinian state rather than a clear-headed assessment of a present danger. This cannot be good for Israel.

Such was the backdrop to last week’s vote in the House of Commons. The occasion added lustre to the reputation of the politicians — something too rare these days. The hyperbole and rancour of everyday partisanship made way for reasoned argument. Israel had lobbied hard against the motion. It was soon obvious it had lost its best friends.

Oct 19 12:49

Judge Jeanine Pirro dominates Obama and CDC on Ebola containment *VIDEO*

Fox News host serves it to the U.S. Government

Oct 19 09:20

Feds Continue Orwellian Surveillance of Social Media

Joe Wright
Activist Post

Even amid the public outrage and pushback in the wake of whistleblower revelations about the global spy network, the establishment continues to push forward with justifications about why it is in our best interest to be under their constant watch.

Social media is a playground for data harvesters of all stripes, but it is now apparent that it is becoming the single most pursued line of open surveillance...

Oct 18 17:07

Cyber-Espionage and Trade Agreements: An Ill-Fitting and Dangerous Combination

Jeremy Malcolm
Electronic Frontier Foundation

Yesterday's leak of a May 2014 draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement revealed the addition of new text criminalizing the misuse of trade secrets through "computer systems", as mentioned in our previous post about the leak. This is a significant revelation, because we also know that trade secrets are planned for inclusion in the EU-US free trade agreement, TTIP (the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). The revelation of the proposed text in the TPP provides a good indication that the same kind of language will likely also appear in TTIP. Frighteningly, this text contains no protections to safeguard the public interest.

Today we delve into this provision and its background in more depth...

Oct 18 11:58

Tables turned — Israel on the run

With support for the BDS Movement growing globally from organized labour, the potential economic threat to the Zionist regime is staggering

Last month saw the extraordinary possibility of a change in the power dynamic between Palestine and Israel. It confirmed the fact that a heretofore almost unnoticed, nonviolent campaign called Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement has Israel on the run.

Oct 18 11:50

George W. Bush: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Thirteen years ago, after the Towers came down but before the war started, I wrote a book that claimed there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and therefore there was no reason to go to war there. That book has stood the test of time, but as it turns out, there were WMD in that shattered, battered and bombed-out nation...just not in the way it was explained to us.

Oct 18 11:48

Washington Admits: FSA Equals Fictitious Syrian Army

US President Barack Obama hosted a top-level war council this past week in Washington with the military leaders from 21 countries in attendance – under the official remit of coordinating tactics to defeat the Islamic State extremist group in Syria and Iraq.

Hold on a minute. Congress has approved $500 million to train a new cohort of the supposedly moderate and secular Free Syrian Army; and Saudi Arabia and Turkey are providing bases for that undertaking. But at Obama’s seminal war council on «coordinating» plans there was not one representative from the much-vaunted moderate rebels who are assigned this crucial military role.

Oct 18 11:45

Terror-scaremongering designed to erode freedoms, stamp out dissent

As expected, the recent fabricated ISIS terror scare that swept the headlines of Canada’s Zionist-owned media is being used by the neocon regime in Ottawa to give Canada’s spy agency CSIS more sweeping powers to spy on citizens and protect the identities of informants.

“The federal government will face intense scrutiny – perhaps even a constitutional challenge – when it introduces legislation to give its spies more legal powers,” reported the Ottawa Citizen.

Oct 18 11:42

Illan Pappe & Miko Peled on Zionist Israel

Below are a couple of compelling presentations by brave and bold, historian Illan Pappe, and peace activist Miko Peled respectively.

I salute both men, for having the courage to move outside the Zionist narrative they grew up on, to stand up when their principles called for it, to give us an honest appraisal of where Israel as a society stands today, which most Israelis would prefer to remain in denial of, because, to acknowledge the truth, would destroy all of their sustaining myths and leave them bereft of all of the lies which have sustained and justified their existence.

Miko is absolutely right in his disclaimer, of course… you cannot expect a balance presentation on this topic, because the issue itself is not balanced. There is no balance therefore there cannot be a balanced presentation on this topic, Miko correctly reiterates.

Oct 18 07:13

BEX ALERT - What's more disturbing than Ebola? The outrageous commentary

Ebola isn't transmitted through the air. It is transmitted through direct contact by bodily fluids with an Ebola-infected person showing symptoms of the disease.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

CNN's statement is the real outrageous comment. WHO says Ebola can travel through the air in aerosolized secretions. USAMRIID says Ebola can travel through the air in aerosolized secretions. The Canadian Health Service says Ebola can travel through the air in aerosolized secretions. The US Army training manual says Ebola can travel through the air in aerosolized secretions. The experience during the Reston Virginia outbreak says Ebola can travel through the air in aerosolized secretions. And it has been established that there is asymptomatic contagion in some humans, as well as dogs and pigs. Ebola can survive on contaminated surfaces for days. CDC is still pushing their claim that contagion is possible only through direct contact, yet their standards and protocols clearly came up short in Dallas. I understand that there is a desire to keep the public calm, to keep them flocking to the shopping malls and voting booths, but a certain degree of reality mixed with a touch of erring on the side of caution is justified here. The US response to Ebola is totally reactive right now. They are playing catch-up. And in a race like this there is no second place, only dead last!

Oct 18 07:12

German journalist and editor Udo Ulfkotte says he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, adding that noncompliance ran the risk of being fired.

German journalist and editor Udo Ulfkotte says he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, adding that noncompliance ran the risk of being fired. Ulfkotte made the revelations during interviews with RT and Russia Insider.

“I ended up publishing articles under my own name written by agents of the CIA and other intelligence services, especially the German secret service,” Ulfkotte told Russia Insider. He made similar comments to RT in an exclusive interview at the beginning of October.

“One day the BND (German foreign intelligence agency) came to my office at the Frankfurter Allgemeine in Frankfurt. They wanted me to write an article about Libya and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi...They gave me all this secret information and they just wanted me to sign the article with my name,” Ulfkotte told RT.

Oct 18 06:54

European media writing pro-US stories under CIA pressure

German journalist and editor Udo Ulfkotte says he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, adding that noncompliance ran the risk of being fired.

Oct 17 17:54

Illan Pappe & Miko Peled on Zionist Israel

Below are a couple of compelling presentations by brave and bold, historian Illan Pappe, and peace activist Miko Peled respectively.

I salute both men, for having the courage to move outside the Zionist narrative they grew up on, to stand up when their principles called for it, to give us an honest appraisal of where Israel as a society stands today, which most Israelis would prefer to remain in denial of, because, to acknowledge the truth, would destroy all of their sustaining myths and leave them bereft of all of the lies which have sustained and justified their existence.

Oct 17 14:38

Russell Brand kicked out of Fox News HQ

In his ongoing spat with Fox News personalities, British comedian Russell Brand risked arrest to seek entrance into the cable news network’s New York headquarters to address Sean Hannity, who had cancelled a scheduled appearance by Brand on his Fox show.

Oct 17 12:36

Very Encouraging. 4 out of 5 High Schoolers on a Bus have seen 'Loose Change' and know the U.S. Government was behind 9/11

My daughter is a high school student. She rides a bus to and from school. During one of her bus rides, there were 5 students left on the bus and one began a conversation about what is happening in the U.S.. My daughter decided to ask in an off handed manner "Has anyone ever seen the video, 'Loose Change'?"

She was shocked and amazed that 4 of the 5 students had watched it and said "OH, Yeah, the U.S. government was behind 9/11. The government is the one who did 9/11, not some man in a cave in Afghanistan!"

They all began sharing different things about the video and how they totally understand that the government committed 9/11 themselves.

Oct 17 10:46

Emperor Obama’s Old New Clothes and The US Energy War

Why the internet scares corporate media

Oct 17 10:18

Illan Pappe & Miko Peled on Zionist Israel

The most brutal occupation by the Zionist Israeli regime, known to the world in this 21st century, capable of far worse than the Gaddafi or Assad regimes, is allowed to continue the blatant daily oppression and colonization of a people unimpeded.

Below are a couple of compelling presentations by brave and bold, historian Illan Pappe, and peace activist Miko Peled respectively. I salute both men, for having the courage to move outside the Zionist narrative they grew up on, to stand up when their principles called for it, to give us an honest appraisal of where Israel as a society stands today, which most Israelis would prefer to remain in denial of, because, to acknowledge the truth, would destroy all of their sustaining myths and leave them bereft of all of the lies which have sustained and justified their existence.

Oct 17 10:04

Obama Knew Arming Rebels Was Useless, But Did It Anyway

As it happens, Syria is hardly the first or most significant place Obama has used his power as Commander-in-Chief in ways that get people slaughtered, even though he knew better, primarily for political purposes.

Obama’s biggest such decision killed a lot of American servicemembers who he sent to fight and die in Afghanistan.

Oct 17 08:01

EBOLA Vs ZIONISM

Appears in today’s Jerusalem Post

Oct 17 07:04

US Found its own Chemical Weapons in Iraq

The only chemical weapons US forces found in Iraq between 2004 and 2011 were “designed in the United States” and “manufactured in Europe,” according to a new revealing report.

American and Iraqi troops found, and in multiple cases, were injured by aged and degraded stockpiles of chemical weapons in Iraq, a New York Times investigation, published late Tuesday, has found.

However, the report said, the US withheld information about the discoveries as those weapons were manufactured in the 1980s when the US and its allies were actively supplying chemical agents to Saddam Hussein’s regime during the Iraq-Iran war.

Oct 16 13:40

Cameron backs Hong Kong rights, China blocks BBC site

Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday Britain should stand up for the rights of the people of Hong Kong after more than two weeks of pro-democracy protests in the former British colony.

Oct 16 12:42

Sun newspaper staffers involved in corruption: Prosecutors

Six executives and journalists at Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper have corrupted public officials on a massive scale to boost profits and further their interests, a British court has heard.

Oct 16 11:36

Fateful week for US-Iran talks

High expectations have been raised by world statesmen — one Iranian and the other two American — on the eve of the ‘trilateral’ meeting in Vienna today between the US secretary of state John Kerry, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and the Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif.

The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday expressed optimism about a resolution of the nuclear problem in terms that haven’t been articulated before. He said Iran has the “political will” to clinch a deal. Interestingly, he said this in a national address telecast alive.

The signs are that Iran’s Supreme Leader has authorized the Iranian negotiators to clinch a deal. The Iran Daily newspaper, which is identified with the Supreme leader’s office has showered fulsome praise on Rouhani’s policies seeking detente with the West.

Oct 16 11:32

Modi Bites the American Bullet

The US, like China, is eager to engage Modi who has a reputation for being decisive and “business-friendly”. But unlike in the case with China, there are no detractors or snipers in the Indian strategic community or the corporate media who would play the spoiler’s role.

What the pundits ask instead is what Modi can do for Obama’s America. They want Modi to hasten the purchase of more arms from the US and “tweak” Indian nuclear liability law so that the Westinghouse could export nuclear reactors to India.

They wish Modi would undo the “negative narrative” causing heavy damage to America’s trading interests by giving the green signal on the Trade Facilitation Agreement of the WTO.

They clamor that Modi should “go the extra mile” by taking at least a “minor role” in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Oct 16 11:21

Gatekeepers : Controlled Assets of the New World Order

Gatekeeper contemporaries are perfect devices for the Globalists

Oct 16 10:11

Fabrication in BBC Panorama's 'Saving Syria’s Children'

The report contained harrowing scenes of teenage boys and young men, their skin apparently in tatters, racing into what the report describes as “a basic hospital funded by handouts” to be treated for burns. In one particularly disturbing scene a tableau of young men writhe, drool and groan, seemingly in great distress.

On further viewings, however, this scene in particular is strikingly odd. The young men are quiet and mostly static until spotting the camera upon them, at which point the central figure (Mohammed Asi) raises his arm and the group instantly becomes animated and begins groaning in unison.

Oct 16 09:27

Malicious Anti-Iranian Propaganda

Managed news misinformation substitutes for truth and full disclosure. Big Lies persist with disturbing regularity.

It's been this way for 35 years. Washington tolerates no independent governments. Nor does Israel, its Lobby and other supportive organizations.

They want pro-Western vassal states worldwide. They want sovereign independence destroyed.

Oct 16 08:34

No, There's Still No Evidence There Was an Active WMD Program in Iraq

C.J. Chivers of the New York Times has a long piece today about chemical weapons found in Iraq after the 2003 invasion. A few dead-enders are now gleefully claiming that Bush was right after all. Iraq did have WMD!

This is ridiculous enough that—so far, at least—the savvier wing of the conservative movement is staying mum about the whole thing. There are three main reasons for this. First, most of these weapons were rotting remnants of artillery shells used during the Iraq-Iran war in the 80s and stored at Iraq's Muthanna State Establishment as well as other nearby sites.

Oct 16 06:58

Israel Losing Support In UK Says Ambassador

‘Britain’s ambassador to Israel has warned that the Jewish state is losing support in the UK, blaming the summer offensive in Gaza and increased settlement construction in the Occupied West Bank. His remarks came as a former Conservative minister described the situation in one Palestinian city as “apartheid”.

The ambassador, Matthew Gould, issued the warning hours after MPs backed a motion to recognize the state of Palestine, albeit in a non-binding vote. Speaking to Israel Radio, the ambassador said the vote in the Commons showed that public sentiment was moving away from Israel.’

Oct 16 06:56

A Shift toward Recognizing Palestine

On Oct. 3, the new Swedish prime minister had announced his government’s intention to recognize the State of Palestine, thereby joining the 134 other UN member states, encompassing the vast majority of mankind, which have already done so.

Europe should not stop there.Imagine that all of the 20 European Union states which have not yet recognized the State of Palestine were to do so and that the EU were then to announce that, if Israel did not comply with international law and relevant UN resolutions by withdrawing fully from the occupied State of Palestine by a specified date, it would impose economic sanctions on Israel and intensify them until Israel did so.

Oct 16 06:51

Putin calling, is Obama hearing?

Big things sometimes happen innocuously in politics.

Reading the transcript of Russian Foreign MInister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Channel Five in Moscow a fortnight ago, one did feel intrigued that almost innocuously, after some scathing criticism of the West’s containment policies toward Moscow, Lavrov switched tack abruptly, toward the end, with some loud thinking that there could still be “something else like reset No. 2 or reset 2.0? between Russia and the US. He left the intriguing thought hanging in the air.

Oct 15 22:53

What is Zionism?

- its history and role over the past 150 years

Today, Zionism has become the most dominant ideology in the western world and is the most significant expression of Anglo-American imperialism, and reached a new stage by ”Project for a New American Century”.

Zionism is, according to its own prominent figures, a religious/political movement the aim of which is to create a socialistic model state for Jews in the land of Palestine where Mount Zion is located. Its roots are found in Judaism and in the middle of the nineteenth century Moses Hess, Karl Marx’s mentor in socialism, developed it into a political movement.

Oct 15 14:20

BBC spends more than £200,000 on staff iPhone training

The BBC has reportedly spent 200,000 pounds training its staff to use iPhones, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act. Over three years, 783 employees took part in training courses costing 300 pounds per person.

It was also revealed that over the past two years the BBC has spent 2.5million pounds on state of the art technology for employees. In total, the BBC bought 4,266 iPhones, 427 iPads and 815 MacBooks between January 2012 and October 2013.

Oct 15 12:07

Khorasan Group: Anatomy of Propaganda

The always CIA-friendly Time Magazine fell in line: ”Worse Than ISIS?

Oct 15 12:04

Alexa Caught Targeting Websites? -- Is Amazon-owned company purposely sabotaging sites?

which carry headlines contradictory to administration talking points?

Oct 15 11:50

New York Times reporter: Obama admin at war with the press

FOX News Video

'Pay Any Price' author James Risen on how the war on terror in the Bush administration started a war on the press - and how the Obama White House has upped the ante against reporters

Oct 15 11:43

The Ebola bogeyman The West has finally awoken to the Ebola crisis. Now if only it could offer more than fear and hysteria.

Nice to see the Canadians mocking our lamestream media. Here's a snip:

At first, we largely ignored those cries. From March onward, Ebola spread relentlessly, with almost no one paying attention outside of West Africa. On May 23, the number of cases reached an inflection point and began to rise sharply. What was a localized outbreak was now a global problem. But, over at CNN, the top story of the day was the Donald Sterling scandal.

We were eventually roused by the five-alarm fire spreading through Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and we woke with a fright. The cable news networks, as we have come to expect, took to the role of Chicken Little with enthusiasm. Fox News, demonstrating a cross-promotional genius, declared Ebola the Islamic State of viruses. When the first American became ill, CNN went hoarse comparing events to the Hollywood movie Outbreak.

Oct 15 09:40

Sun-Times Media Says Don’t Read Alternative News – wait for Official Statements…

because we all know how reliable official statements are!

Oct 15 07:29

CNN's blend of propaganda and infotainment on Ebola

have barf bags handy if you watch it

Oct 15 07:06

Vaccines: Penalizing the Unvaccinated?

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Slate has enthusiastically supported vaccinations and, in particular, establishment talking points and narratives regarding them, as well as a particular focus on dismembering mainstream anti-vaccine views.

In an article titled, "Endangering the Herd," Slate argues that those refusing to receive vaccines should be penalized, and the act of refusing to be vaccinated be criminalized...

Oct 15 04:35

Yet another significicant paper finds low climate sensitivity to CO2, suggesting there is no global warming crisis at hand

Hot on the heels of the Lewis and Curry paper, we have this new paper, which looks to be well researched, empirically based, and a potential blockbuster for dimming the alarmism that has been so prevalent over climate sensitivity. With a climate sensitivity of just 0.43°C, it takes the air out of the alarmism balloon.

Oct 15 04:16

Censorship Alert: the Alternative Media Harassed by the NSA

Google’s Safe Browsing List, which blocks websites and flags them as containing malware, is increasingly used as a mechanism for the censoring of independent media and the falsification of history. It is an alarming development that, left unchallenged, puts the survival of any independent newspaper, blog, TV or radio station at risk. Over the past months the list has apparently been used to target websites critical of U.S.’ involvement in the wars in the Middle East, U.S.’ involvement in Ukraine and independent media who are publishing material that is critical of Zionism.

Oct 14 18:22

7 Reasons To Doubt Latest "Holocaust" Claims Against Assad

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

As the United States and its NATO allies openly eye the possibility of establishing a “buffer zone” and/or a “no-fly zone” inside Syria, a volley of media reports alleging yet more “crimes against humanity” by Bashar Al-Assad are emerging in the mainstream news.

Coming at just the right time to ignite outrage and indignation in the dazed American public, as virtually every other report and “incident” in Syria has attempted to do since 2010, an alleged “Syrian defector” has allegedly provided thousands of photographs revealing what mainstream propagandists are calling a “smoking gun” of Assad’s humanitarian crimes...

Oct 14 15:06

New Horizon Conference: Meeting of Minds in Tehran

The 2nd conference “New Horizon: the International Conference of Independent Thinkers” was held in Tehran, September 29–October 1 2014, including over 30 journalists, writers and academics from around the world presenting papers and arguing issues of world geopolitics, with a focus on the Middle East.

Contrary to the shrill cries in the western media that the conference was anti-Semitic, it was unique in my experience in addressing Zionism and US imperialism forthrightly and intelligently, without a hint of racism. The issue of anti-Semitism was addressed and dismissed, as “There is no issue with Jewish people or the Jewish religion,” explained Darya-Bandari, “but rather with Zionism, that secular distortion of Judaism that itself is racist, and has been used as a pretext to dispossess and kill Palestinians.”

Oct 14 15:02

Pepe Escobar: What’s the deal between Iran and the US?

I’ve just spent a frantic week in Tehran as a guest of the New Horizon conference of Independent Thinkers. Here is some of what I’ve witnessed.
Three overarching themes monopolize all important discussions in Tehran at this critical historical juncture:

1) the real possibility of a nuclear deal with the P5+1 on November 24;
2) the end of sanctions and the possibility of Iran soon starting to supply the EU with loads of natural gas;
3) the fight against ISIS/ISIL, which Iranians, as much as the Arab street, refer to as Daesh.

I was quite moved by the profound respect shown to Gareth’s investigative work in Tehran, in contrast to the thunderous wall of silence that greeted his book in the US. Call it yet another reflection of the 35-year old “wilderness of mirrors” – or Wall of Mistrust – opposing Washington to Tehran.

Oct 14 14:59

Pervasive Lying in U.S. & UK ‘News’ Media

The lying is intentional, and it is systematic; but it is so on only the most important news-topics, the ones that affect the nation’s aristocracy as a whole, rather than competing interests within it. On these issues, the lying is pervasive.

Oct 14 13:08

This Week in Ebola: Fear, Lies, and Propaganda

Much like the virus itself, news (propaganda?) about Ebola is spreading like wildfire. At this point, there are more questions than answers.

Let's break down some of the latest information the mainstream media and health "officials" are disseminating.

Oct 14 12:28

Ebola Outbreak: President Allowing Spread Because He ‘Wants America To Suffer,’ Columnist Says

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ebola in Africa is in US interests by depopulating those regions in Africa with natural resources coveted by US corporations. Ebola in the US is an economic and political disaster as the banking system and government will collapse if too many voters and taxpayers are allowed to die. I posted this only to illustrate the caliber of people they have on FOX News.

Oct 14 12:05

Wells Fargo Attorney & Appraiser Are Caught on Tape Dropping N*gger Bombs... What will Obama, Holder and Warren do?

Easily the most important video I have ever done. Please share it liberally because while they might hate blacks the most, they hate any of us who question them. In that sense we are *ALL* N_____, remember that my brothers and sisters.

Friday, October 10, 2014

"She's a Nigger!" Says Attorney Howard Apgar: A KingCast and Mortgage Movies Visit with Racist Wells Fargo Appraiser and Drug-Snorting Attorney Howard Apgar.

And what do you know... Phelan, Hallinan (featured in the video) was SANCTIONED for
Homeowner FDCPA abuse this year in a Precedential case. Check it out.

Oct 14 11:52

Revealed: Condoleezza Rice prevented NY Times from publishing CIA scoop

While serving as secretary of state under President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice called upon the New York Times and asked the paper to not report on a story, a former editor now says.

Jill Abramson, who served as executive editor of the Times from 2011 through earlier this year, told CBS News’ 60 Minutes television program that she was summoned to an undisclosed location by Rice during the Bush administration and asked to stop Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Risen from finishing an article concerning a CIA effort to disrupt Iran’s nuclear capabilities.

Oct 14 10:29

A Fox News radio host warns "heads are exploding" when her on air guest explains how USA reguarly uses terrorists

Station KZNU Fox News radio host says “heads are exploding” when an on air guest on her show explains to her audience how the USA gets a free pass from mainstream media when the US uses and manipulates terrorists behind the scenes to accomplish its own geo strategic goals.
(43min audio)

Oct 14 09:27

US Cities Reject Columbus Day to Tell the True Story of America

Manuel Rápalo discusses the announcement by the cities of Seattle and Minneapolis to supplant Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day in order to bring awareness to the boarder history and current plight of Native Americans.

Oct 14 09:17

NBC’s medical correspondent ‘violated Ebola quarantine’

An NBC News crew was ordered under mandatory quarantine for possible Ebola infection after the network’s chief medical correspondent was allegedly spotted on a food run to a New Jersey restaurant, according to a report.

Dr. Nancy Snyderman and her crew had agreed to a voluntary quarantine when they returned to the United States from West Africa last week following their exposure to a cameraman who contracted the deadly virus.

But Snyderman, who lives in Princeton, NJ, was spotted outside the Peasant Grill in nearby Hopewell on Thursday afternoon, according to Planet Princeton. Snyderman, who was wearing sunglasses and had her long hair pulled back, waited while a man went inside the eatery to pick up a takeout order, Planet reported.

Another man was sitting in the back seat, according to the local news blog.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, people with Ebola are contagious before they are symptomatic and survivors can be contagious for weeks after their symptoms vanish.

Oct 14 07:07

Censorship Alert: the Alternative Media Harassed by the NSA

Google’s Safe Browsing List, which blocks websites and flags them as containing malware, is increasingly used as a mechanism for the censoring of independent media and the falsification of history. It is an alarming development that, left unchallenged, puts the survival of any independent newspaper, blog, TV or radio station at risk. Over the past months the list has apparently been used to target websites critical of U.S.’ involvement in the wars in the Middle East, U.S.’ involvement in Ukraine and independent media who are publishing material that is critical of Zionism

Oct 14 02:27

The lingo conceals the lies

And language means the use of words. That is why propaganda is the first weapon of the dictator - the power to bend the real meaning of words in order to bend the listener/reader's mind.

The two weapons of the propagandist are the misnomer (the wrong word with the wrong meaning) and the euphemism (the wimp that dare not say what it really means.) Way out in the lead for both categories is the BBC. Listen to the news and you'll see what I mean.

The Beeb will never under any circumstances use the word 'terrorist'. It says 'militant' instead. Len McCluskey of Unite is a trade union militant. But he does not torture prisoners, massacre villages of men, women and children, or crucify opponents. ISIL, Al Qaeda and Al Shebaab do that. They are terrorists. Why not use the right word?

Oct 13 14:44

“Just Get Your Damn Vaccine” Doctor Violates Ebola Quarantine

A doctor who made headlines back in 2010 during the swine flu scare when she told MSNBC viewers, “just get your damn vaccine” didn’t show such concerns for public health when she was caught violating an Ebola quarantine in order to pick up her favorite soup.

Oct 13 14:05

The lie machine

You only hear what the interest groups permit you to hear.

Oct 13 13:11

Mainstream Media Blackout On Israeli Crimes

As a consequence of the corporate mass media’s blackout of the news about Israeli crimes against humanity; as a consequence of the International Criminal Court’s cowardly disregard of crimes committed by Israeli leaders while instead charging Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta with crimes against humanity; and as a consequence of the West’s Israeli orchestrated preoccupation with the necessity to wage war against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) — which came into being with covert encouragement and assistance from the real axis of evil of the U.S., Israel, and Saudi Arabia — Israel’s latest barbaric assault euphemistically codenamed Operation Protective Edge but in reality intended to ethnically cleanse the Palestinian people, has been quietly and quickly forgotten.

Oct 13 12:35

Mainstream Media A "No Fly Zone" For Truth

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

It just keeps coming. The pro-war propaganda touting the necessity of intervention and invasion of Syria and the attempt to paint President Bashar al-Assad as a villain and butcher shows no sign of letting up anytime soon, at least not until the goal of the destruction of the secular Syrian government is completed and the Anglo-American oligarchy turns its sights on Iran.

And why would it let up?...

Oct 13 12:02

Ted Rall: Obama a “Reluctant Warrior,” My Ass

From Iraq to Afghanistan to Libya to now Iraq all over again, Barack Obama is as much of a “reluctant warrior” as Genghis Khan.

David Ignatius is to The Washington Post what Thomas Friedman is to The New York Times, the 50-yard line of the world as seen by political elites. Like Friedman (but minus the Mustachioed One’s tortured syntax and penchant for airport-to-Four-Seasons taxicab policy briefings), Ignatius mirrors the views of our wealthy, powerful and oblivious leaders at any given hour of the day.

Oct 13 08:49

Nuland Lands in Kiev as US-backed Regime Tools Up for War

The long overdue visit to Kiev this week by Victoria Nuland – Washington’s Ukraine hawk – carries the foreboding imprimatur of US-backed war escalation.

Kiev President Petro Poroshenko has flipped to a strident war rhetoric. In a televised appearance this week, the former industry tycoon had swapped his tie and suit for military uniform, and was warning that forces under his command were ready to use «modern fighting techniques».

Oct 13 08:14

Secretive groups spend millions to influence state elections

Of the millions of dollars worth of ads aired in Kansas’ competitive gubernatorial race, most have not been paid for by the campaigns of Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, or his Democratic opponent, Paul Davis.

Instead, two vaguely named entities have dominated television airwaves there, spending more than $3 million to saturate commercial breaks from Topeka to Wichita with roughly 7,000 ads that boosted or bashed the incumbent governor.

Oct 12 22:51

A Historic Vote on Palestine in the British Parliament

The idea of Israel is changing in the minds of its allies. It is no longer a cause. It is becoming heavy baggage.

This is not the effect of a larger Muslim community. All Britons today are more likely to be aware of the 14,000 settlements Israel approved during its nine month peace talks with the Palestinians; to wonder where a Palestinian state is going to go , with more than 600,000 settlers in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank; to acknowledge the insouciant racism of Israeli discourse about non-Jews; to recoil at the cost in Palestinian civilian lives of Israel’s definition of its own security.

Oct 12 22:27

Two Types of Virulent Anti-Semitism

Israel has long devoted major funding and great effort to deflecting blame for its policies and practices by raising the black flag of anti-Semitism to discredit responsible and deserved criticism.

As the Palestinian solidarity movement grows across the world, it is obvious that this form of hasbara (propaganda) is failing.

Oct 12 13:22

The Lie Machine — Paul Craig Roberts

screw the little people. protect the monied interests. get kick-backs. SSDD

Oct 12 08:36

The Ongoing Propaganda War Behind GMOs Exposed

The United States has been paying farmers for over two decades to NOT produce food, yet biotech would have us believe that genetically modified organisms are necessary to feed the world. This is but one of the many lies they have perpetrated, all the while hiding the real truth behind GM crops. Genetically modified organisms and the chemicals which support their growth are just an outcropping of the military industrial complex and the war industry.

Oct 12 05:08

HAS NBC INTRODUCED EBOLA TO NEW YORK?

Oct 11 15:59

Nielsen admits to errors in TV measurement

The Nielsen company on Friday admitted to errors dating back to March in its measurement of television viewing, statistics that serve as the foundation for billions of dollars in advertising spending for the entire broadcast industry.

Oct 11 14:16

Judeo-American imperium manipulates Canada into farcical ISIS quagmire

Like a blind mule,Canada has been led by the nose into nearly all of America’s militarist incursions in the Middle East and everywhere else the US imperium decides to plant its seed of destruction. Canadian troops, like their American and European counterparts, are essentially globalist cannon fodder, shipped halfway across the planet to fight unwinnable wars against bogus enemies manufactured in the propaganda caverns of the Pentagon.

On October 7 the Canadian parliament, effectively operating under the Stalinist dictatorship of Stephen Harper’s Neoconservative Party, voted to join the farcical US-led anti-ISIS campaign in Iraq and Syria.

Oct 11 07:08

NSA May Have Undercover Operatives in Foreign Companies

As a much-anticipated documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden premiers in New York this evening, new revelations are being published simultaneously that expose more information about the NSA’s work to compromise computer networks and devices.

Newly-brought-to-light documents leaked by Snowden discuss operations by the NSA working inside China, Germany and South Korea to help physically subvert and compromise foreign networks and equipment, according to a report published by The Intercept. They also suggest the NSA may have undercover agents planted inside companies to provide assistance in gaining access to systems in the global communications industry. And they bolster previous reports that the NSA works with U.S. and foreign companies to weaken their encryption systems.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nothing surprises me any more about the lengths to which this federal government will go to subvert and surveille other governments.

And for quite some time, I have not been able to believe ANYTHING this government tells me; it is all lies to prop up whatever agenda is important to it at any given moment.

Oct 10 22:19

Is this Palestine’s last chance?

Ever since I began taking an interest in the Palestinians’ struggle – nearly ten years ago – those brave people have been cursed with rubbish leadership that has taken them steadily backwards instead of forwards… leadership that studiously ignores Palestine’s friends outside, fails its people inside and allows its territory and resources to dwindle.

The words “unity government” are on everyone’s lips. But is it really a good idea for Palestinians to unite under the likes of Abbas and his cockeyed, lazy PLO? Where are the alternative leaders hiding?

Please don’t tell us there aren’t any.

Oct 10 18:07

How Mainstream U.S. Media Sold the War on ISIS

A war-weary American public that a year ago resoundingly rejected US military intervention in Syria to overthrow the Assad regime now is rallying behind the use of force to destroy the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). In just three months, from June to September, support for US airstrikes in Iraq soared from 45% percent to 71%, and to 65% for airstrikes in Syria.

Oct 10 15:30

The myth of Assad, ISIL and extremism

Joe Biden’s comments last week linking US Mideast allies to the funding and arming of ISIL, Al Nusra & Al Qaeda were preceded by a surprising number of similar comments by current and former western officials in the past month. This is unusual notes Middle East geopolitical analyst Sharmine Narwani, because the West’s narrative for years has been to blame Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies for the proliferation of extremism in the region.

In her latest offering at RT’s Op-Edge, Ms. Narwani examines two secret US documents that tell a different story altogether.

Oct 10 15:10

Is Obama Being Threatened by US Hawks with ‘Security Risks’?

Is there something more significant to the rash of disclosures than mere incompetence among the president’s security detail? Are powerful people within the US government perhaps trying to send Obama a grim warning?

We should bear in mind that the US-led military intervention in Iraq and Syria and the growing confrontation with Russia over Ukraine seem to have entered a critical phase. The US military-industrial complex is pushing for a full-scale and relentless intervention in the Middle East, as well as ever-increasing tensions over Ukraine by goading the reactionary Kiev regime into antagonizing Russia.

With billions of dollars at stake from arms sales, business reports have noted that America’s top weapons companies, such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon, are soaring in their stock market values. Every fighter jet sortie in Iraq and Syria, every missile launched, every warship despatched to the Black Sea is rallying stupendous profits for these companies.

Oct 10 12:59

How Mainstream U.S. Media Sold the War on ISIS

A war-weary American public that a year ago resoundingly rejected US military intervention in Syria to overthrow the Assad regime now is rallying behind the use of force to destroy the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). In just three months, from June to September, support for US airstrikes in Iraq soared from 45% percent to 71%, and to 65% for airstrikes in Syria.

Oct 10 10:54

International Media Barely Raises Eyebrow over Assassination of Pro-Government Legislator in Venezuela

The gruesome assassination of pro-government lawmaker Robert Serra (27) and his partner Maria Herrera last Wednesday has shaken the administration of President Nicolas Maduro and the wider country. Serra was the youngest member of the National Assembly and a rising star in the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

Oct 10 10:06

CDC whistleblower: what happens next?

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Is William Thompson, the CDC whistleblower, a man caught in the middle…or are his supporters caught in the middle waiting for a decisive moment that will never come?

Thompson, on August 27th, published a confession through his Cincinnati lawyer, Rick Morgan. Thompson admitted that he and his co-authors committed fraud, in a 2004 study that looked into a possible connection between the MMR vaccine and autism.

According to Thompson, he and his co-authors omitted vital data and broke the accepted study protocol, thereby giving the vaccine a free pass and falsely claiming it had no connection to autism—when it did.

This explosive revelation should have shaken the world...

Oct 10 07:04

FLASHBACK - Vice President Biden Acknowledges 'Immense' Jewish Role in American Mass Media and Cultural Life

In a remarkable but under-reported address, Vice President Joe Biden recently acknowledged that the “immense” and “outsized” Jewish role in the US mass media and cultural life has been the single most important factor in shaping American attitudes over the past century, and in driving major cultural- political changes.

Oct 10 06:41

Dr Udo Ulfkotte, journalist and author, on RT admitting US Government paid him to lie to the public

Oct 10 06:39

WAS GARY WEBB SUICIDED TO KILL NEW BOOK?

The movie Kill the Messenger on Gary Webb debuts in movie theaters across the United States today. Questions still remain as to whether the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who was betrayed by his colleagues for his brave investigative work, wasn’t “suicided” by the very forces whose crimes he endeavored to expose.-JFT

Oct 10 06:28

They're among the brightest young minds in the country... and they think America is a bigger threat to world peace than ISIS: Harvard video survey reveals the value of a $60,000-a-year education

So much for the best and the brightest!

Harvard students believe that American is a bigger threat to world peace than ISIS, according to a recent survey of attendees at the prestigious Cambridge university.

Campus Reform, a self-styled 'campus watchdog' for conservative students, carried out the interviews in the quad at the Ivy League school on Saturday and asked: ‘Who is the bigger threat to world peace, ISIS or the U.S.?’

The students featured in the video were overwhelming in their belief that America and its interventionist foreign policy is a greater threat than the group of Muslim fanatics that have gained global notoriety in recent months through a series of video of Western hostages being beheaded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the not-too-subtle dissing of the Harvard students for daring to think that maybe the US Government are not very nice people.

Oct 09 22:54

Where the Warrior Comes In: Authenticity vs. Manipulation

Waking Times

At this moment in time, as we stand on the precipice of devolution or evolution, what does ‘pay attention’ mean to us? Our hearts seek wisdom and courage, and the justified faith that attention can bring. We came into this, so is attention the price of being born… an obligation?

Oct 09 15:13

The Ebola Crisis Shows How Political Correctness Destroys Common Sense Solutions

What ever happened to common sense being part of the solution solving the most complex and complicated problems? Where did it go? Who took it away from our daily life or did we allow common sense to be stolen from our intellectual thought process? In the name of political correctness we not to offend people of other ethnic sensitivities. Since we have to walk on eggshells not hurt some ones feelings when there is a life and death scenario facing the nation. Now we can not use common sense because we might hurt some ones feeling of an ethnic group. As a result, our nation is a mess because Political Correctness has now replaced common sense.

Oct 09 13:43

Media Scoundrels Wage War

They're in lockstep with US imperial policy. They support its dark side unapologetically.

They're propaganda bullhorns for wrong over right. They're de facto Washington house organs.

Readers and viewers are irresponsibly cheated. They're willfully misinformed. They're treated like mushrooms. Well-watered and in the dark.

Everything they most need to know is suppressed. Truth is systematically buried.

Oct 09 08:48

Foreign Media is Losing Their Freedom to Lie in Russia

The editorial teams of foreign-owned media are presently bustling with activity to make a last ditch effort to abort their demise. In doing so, they curiously testify to the present media freedom of Russia. I refer here to two articles in The Moscow Times last week: Foreign Media Law Makes Putin Less Glamorous and Curbs on Foreign Ownership Will Gut Russia’s Media.

These articles testify to how freely the Western media has been able to operate in Russia all the while complaining about total lack of press freedom. This surprises me greatly, because having followed for years The Moscow Times (TMT) and its peer publications, including its Russian language half-sister Vedomosti (The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Finland’s Sanoma corporation), I can only recollect their constant complaints about the lack of media freedom in “Putin’s Russia”.

Oct 09 08:21

Corporate Media And Military Manipulation (+VIDEO)

Corporate media have a common interest, which is to 're-shape' the public opinion for the profit of owners. However, an ordinary 'middle-class' person does not own one of them!
Meanwhile, Electoral campaigns and donations require corporate media, in essence. An overlapped network of interests between the owners and political elites rise here.

Oct 09 06:25

“Non-Official Cover” – Respected German Journalist Blows Whistle on How the CIA Controls the Media

“I was bribed by billionaires, I was bribed by the Americans to report…not exactly the truth.” - Udo Ulfkotte, former editor of one of Germany’s main daily publications, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Some readers will see this and immediately dismiss it as Russian propaganda since the interview appeared on RT. This would be a serious mistake.

Whether you want to admit it or not, CIA control of the media in the U.S. and abroad is not conspiracy theory, it is conspiracy fact.

Carl Bernstein, who is best known for his reporting on Watergate, penned a 25,000 word article in Rolling Stone after spending six months looking at the relationship of the CIA and the press during the Cold War years. Below is an excerpt, but you can read the entire thing here.

Oct 08 22:09

Wolf meets with Oath Keepers / CIA Spy confirms Sandy Hook and Boston bombing “false flags”

Wolfgang W. Halbig came to an Oath Keepers meeting in Long Island NY on Monday, 6 October 2014, to discuss the evidence of the Sandy Hook massacre actually being an elaborate illusion pulled off by people within FEMA, Homeland Security and the highest levels of our government. He presented to a packed room of 150-200 persons, of whom about half were law enforcement and EMS workers. Prior to the presentation, I had (David Weiss) interviewed a few random people on their thoughts on Sandy Hook and all of them said they only know the official story of a lone gunman killing 26 people and they were here to hear a presentation on what really happened. They had no idea what they were about to hear. Wolfgang presented for just over 2 hours followed up by a Q&A. There were intelligent questions asked in search of an alternative reason things might have happened but the answers brought every point back to the undeniable conclusion that the official story was just that, an impossible story.

Oct 08 13:19

BEX ALERT - In Defense of Obama

Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is your corporate media on drugs. Any questions?

Oct 08 10:39

President Obama Slams The Press: 'All It Does Is Feed Cynicism'

President Obama took another stab at the media on Tuesday, blaming it for spreading negativity and focusing too much on "phony scandals" rather than on the progress of the United States.

Speaking at the Democratic National Committee in New York City on Tuesday, Obama argued that the press was counteracting his mission and spreading "cynicism."

"The issues I’m fighting for, the issues that I will continue to fight for even after I leave this office, those issues are at stake," he said. "And we’ve got to be willing to fight for them. We’ve got to feel a sense of urgency about this at a time when, frankly, the press and Washington, all it does is feed cynicism.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to President Obama: thinking people understand, very clearly, that the press is not nearly cynical enough, in dealing with your administration.

Your domestic and international policies have been one epic fail after another.

With VAgate, IRSgate, APgate, Immigrationgate, NSAgate, andFastandFuriousgate, you cannot blame the press for having covered them; they were the polar opposite of "phoney scandals", sir, and they have all happened under your watch.

At the end of the day, you are enslaved to the large corporations and banks which brought you into power, and you will do anything to achieve the ends they dictate, no matter just how lousy they may be for the American people.

These wars, in which our finest military will be killed and maimed for life, are about corporate profit, and keeping the US dollar the world's reserve currency. That is simply the reality, and the American people are waking up to that reality.

And sir, I would strongly suggest that should another horrific incident happen in the US, another 9/11, but bigger, to further your war agenda, Americans are going to realize that none of the alphabet soup agencies in this country, the NSA, the DHL, CIA, and FBI, have been able to keep us safe, no matter how many times we are crotch-groped at the airport, and should be immediately collectively sacked, en masse.

The only thing that will, ultimately, keep the American people safe is for this country's government and military to stop mucking about in other people's countries to lay claim to their resources.

Oct 08 09:32

EBOLA IN AMERICA - WE'RE SCREWED! Says Major Garrett in OPEN MIC

Oct 08 07:35

CNN: Inside Liberia's Ebola crisis

No audio because this was recorded at a Starbucks. Of particular interest is the scam nature of this video, which is most clearly shown at the end where a kid, supposedly dying of "Ebola" obviously falls down in the most incredibly fake acting job ever. Though there is no audio, the scam nature of this video is perfectly preserved.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

CNN has yanked the video from their website.

Oct 08 07:21

A Century of Mainstream Media Lies

Newspapers were the first vehicle that mainstream media (MSM) used to manipulate Americans into war. The Spanish-American War (1898) was fought over Cuba, which had been a colony of Spain since 1511. By the 19th century, Cuba had become the world’s wealthiest colony and largest sugar producer, and its assets were coveted by the Illuminist cabal, which also wanted Spain neutered as a world power. National City Bank, then America’s preeminent bank, controlled the McKinley White House, loaned the government $200 million to fight the war, and took control of Cuba’s sugar industry afterwards (see Ferdinand Lundberg’s classic 1937 book, America’s Sixty Families).

Oct 08 06:34

Lights, Camera… Covert Action: The Deep Politics of Hollywood

A variety of state agencies have liaison offices in Hollywood today, from the FBI, to NASA and the Secret Service. Few of these agencies, though, have much to offer in exchange for favourable storylines, and so their influence in Hollywood is minimal. The major exception here is the Department of Defense, which has an ‘open’ but barely publicized relationship with Tinsel Town, whereby, in exchange for advice, men and invaluable equipment, such as aircraft carriers and helicopters, the Pentagon routinely demands flattering script alterations. Examples of this policy include changing the true identity of a heroic military character in Black Hawk Down (2001) due to his real-life status as a child rapist; the removal of a joke about “losing Vietnam” from the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and cutting images of Marines taking gold teeth from dead Japanese soldiers in Windtalkers (2002).

Oct 08 04:57

Comcast got me fired after billing dispute, says California man

OAKLAND, CA—Speaking over lunch last Friday, a Northern California man named Conal O'Rourke laid out what admittedly sounds like a crazy story: a year-long billing dispute over his home Comcast service that ultimately resulted in Comcast getting O'Rourke fired from his job at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in nearby San Jose earlier this year.

But O’Rourke arrived to last week’s lunch meeting with Ars with an astonishing amount of documentation: he has pages and pages of Comcast invoices. He has a spreadsheet, photos, notes, business cards, and complaint letters. He and his lawyer, Maureen Pettibone Ryan, happily provided digital copies of these materials to Ars, which we have re-published with his permission here.

Oct 07 15:53

CNN axes 300 jobs

Turner Broadcasting, the parent company of CNN, will cut its total workforce by about 10% in the coming weeks through a mix of buyouts, layoffs and other measures, the company said Monday.

Oct 07 15:17

CNN Sued for Age Discrimination While Layoffs Target 55 and Older

CNN's woes got even more woeful Tuesday when it was announced that CNN's parent company, Turner Broadcasting, would slash 8.5% of CNN's workforce, and a longtime CNN producer filed a $5 million age and racial discrimination suit against the leftwing cable network.

Oct 07 14:38

Who Rules Public TV? Corporate sector overwhelmingly dominates public TV governing boards

The corporate and financial sectors have an overwhelming presence on the governing boards of major public television stations, a new FAIR study finds.

The study looked at the occupations of the current trustees of WNET (New York City/Newark), WGBH (Boston), WETA(Washington, DC), WTTW (Chicago) and KCET (Los Angeles).

Oct 07 10:49

The Postmedia-Quebecor deal: Welcome to newspaper hell

If you want proof the Canadian newspaper business is on its last legs, look no further than yesterday's announcement Postmedia Network Canada Corp. is about to take over Quebecor Media Inc.'s 175 English-language newspapers and a few other assets, including the five wretched Sun dailies, for a paltry $316 million.

Yes, $316 million would be quite enough for most of us working sluggos to enjoy a spectacular retirement, thank you very much, but it nevertheless is a piddling sum in terms of what newspaper "properties" fetched not so long ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nobody likes a liar!

Oct 07 08:45

Here's how you can (and can't) get Ebola

You usually can't get Ebola through coughing or sneezing. The virus isn't airborne, thankfully, and experts expect that it will never become airborne. But, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, "If a symptomatic patient with Ebola coughs or sneezes on someone, and saliva or mucus come into contact with that person's eyes, nose or mouth, these fluids may transmit the disease."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read that paragraph carefully. Note the contradiction between the first sentence and the last.

And they wonder why the American people are not willing to trust anything the government and media are saying about Ebola.

Note that elsewhere this article mentions you can catch Ebola from other mammals such as humans, bats, monkeys and apes, but neglects to mention far more common dogs, which are known carriers of the illness, and worse, show no symptoms.

Oct 07 08:40

Leading German Journalist Admits CIA ‘Bribed’ Him and Other Leaders of the Western ‘Press’

Udo Ulfkotte, a former editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (which is one of Germany’s largest newspapers), has decided to go public about the corruption of himself and the rest of the Western ‘news’ media, because he finds that this corruption is bringing Europe too close to a nuclear war against Russia, which he concludes the U.S. aristocracy that controls the CIA wants to bring about, or else to bring closer to the brink.

Oct 07 08:38

A 21 month KGB investigation into death of JFK concluded LBJ was responsible for the assassination

The revelation about the conclusions of the secret KGB report into the JFK assassination comes at the 15:20 mark in the following video by Doug Horne, formerly the Chief Analyst for Military Records when he worked for the JFK Assassination Records Review Board.

Doug Horne's web site: http://insidethearrb.livejournal.com/

Oct 06 16:37

FBI Director: The Internet Is The Most Dangerous Parking Lot Imagineable

FBI Director James Comey was on 60 Minutes on Sunday, in a segment that will continue next week as well. Apparently next week is when we’ll find out his views on mobile encryption and whether or not the FBI is spying on all of us, but this week, he gave us a tiny hint towards the end of the segment, in which he discusses why the internet is so dangerous.

Oct 06 14:59

New York Times: Some May Carry Ebola Without Showing Any Symptoms

The Ebola virus, which has caused deaths from high fever and bleeding in African outbreaks, can also infect without producing illness, according to a new finding by African and European scientists.

The possibility of asymptomatic infection was only suggested in earlier studies, they said in last week’s issue of The Lancet, a medical journal published in London. Now they said they had documented such infections for the first time. They found that the Ebola virus could persist in the blood of asymptomatic infected individuals for two weeks after they were first exposed to an infected individual. How much longer the virus can persist is unknown.

Oct 06 14:45

A journalist’s duty is to inform. Have western press forgotten this in Ukraine?

Whenever the public right to know comes under attack, a heavy responsibility falls on the journalist. When I was 17, my teacher told the class this salient information. Did the Western mainstream media learn it too or have they simply forgotten it?

Oct 06 14:10

Turner Broadcasting to cut staff by 10 percent; CNN to shed 300 jobs

CNN parent company Turner Broadcasting says it will cut its workforce by about 10% in the coming weeks

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nobody likes a liar!

Oct 06 12:49

NATO Does Not Confirm Statement Attributed to Secretary General on Deploying Troops

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has not confirmed that NATO's Secretary General told the Polish TVP Info TV Channel that the alliance can deploy its troops wherever it wants, a spokesperson for NATO told RIA Novosti Monday.

"We don't have a record of him saying that in English - and we're not responsible for the Polish interpretation of the live interview," a spokesperson said, adding that Stoltenberg was referring to NATO forces in general, "which of course can be deployed on the territory of the Alliance as Allies decide."

Oct 06 10:27

The Five-Point Plan Used to Justify Fighting Wars Is Being Deployed in Media Again

A few hours before the UK’s first air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq, the home secretary, Theresa May, warned the Tory party conference that IS could become the "world’s first truly terrorist state".

May said that IS could realise the “often-prophesied” threat of attacking western enemies with chemical and nuclear weapons. Interesting because, as this conflict has approached, the government has been using the same techniques and devices of propaganda and persuasion that were brought out to justify the Iraq war of 2003, the removal of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011 and the proposed attacks on the Assad regime in Syria in 2013.

Oct 06 10:00

WATCH AS ISLAMOPHOBIA GOES LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD

“It’s the only religion that acts like the mafia,” he said of Islam on his program, Real Time with Bill Maher, “that will f–king kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obviously this man has never studied the history of the inquisition or the witch burnings.

Oct 06 09:54

Sky News faces online backlash after death of McCann ‘troll’

Sky News faces a social media backlash after a woman suspected of ‘trolling’ the parents of Madeline McCann was doorstepped by reporters. Users allege Sky News is responsible for the woman’s death after her body was found hours later.

Brenda Leyland, 63, was found dead in a hotel room on Saturday, according to police. Hours before, Sky News reporter Martin Brunt had confronted Leyland over her role in a campaign of online abuse.

Oct 06 09:40

US preparing for imminent terrorist attack by Khorasan Group: FBI head

The head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says the United States is preparing for an imminent terrorist attack by Al-Qaeda’s alleged affiliate in Syria, the Khorasan Group.

James Comey made the remarks in an interview broadcast on Sunday night, following reports which said that US airstrikes targeting the Khorasan Group in Syria were unsuccessful, according to American officials familiar with the operation.

Many of the suspected leaders and members of the group managed to escape the September 22 air raids, said three US officials.

The FBI director said the group was working on a plan to carry out terrorist attacks against the United States.

“Khorasan was working and may still be working on an effort to attack the United States or our allies, and looking to do it very, very soon,” he told the CBS television network.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, Really; They are. Honest!!!! Would I lie to you?"

Oct 06 08:53

‘Ethnic cleansing for a better world’ — Richard Cohen says Palestinians brought the Nakba on themselves

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen says that the Palestinians are to blame for the Nakba, the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948 in which 750,000 Palestinians were expelled by or fled Zionist militias and were never allowed to return. In his new book Israel: Is It Good for the Jews? Cohen says that by resisting the Zionist movement to take their lands, the Palestinians gave the Jewish immigrants, with their “advanced culture,” no choice but to force them from their homes.

Oct 06 08:40

Altered History: Exposing Deceit and Deception in the JFK Assassination Medical Evidence

Altered History: Exposing Deceit and Deception in the JFK Assassination Medical Evidence

In this 5-part video, Douglas P. Horne, who served on the staff of the Assassination Records Review Board and who is the author of the five-volume book Inside the Assassination Records Review Board: The U.S. Government’s Final Attempt to Reconcile the Conflicting Medical Evidence in the Assassination of JFK, discusses deceit and deception in the official autopsy of John F. Kennedy.


Parts 2 - 5 available here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Exposing+Deceit+and+Decep...

Oct 05 18:15

More Bad News From The Jobs Front — Paul Craig Roberts

Q: How can you tell when politicians are lying?
A: If they're still breathing then they're still lying!

Oct 05 08:41

NYT’s Belated Admission on Contra-Cocaine

Nearly three decades since the stories of Nicaraguan Contra-cocaine trafficking first appeared in 1985, the New York Times has finally, forthrightly admitted the allegations were true, although this belated acknowledgement comes in a movie review buried deep inside Sunday’s paper.

Oct 05 08:38

DHS raids investigative journalist; seizes confidential list of whistleblowers

Federal agents staged a pre-dawn raid on the home of an award-winning investigative journalist, and walked away with hundreds of documents — including a top-secret list of government whistleblowers.

Oct 05 08:04

Entire "Occupy Central" Protest Scripted in Washington

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Protest co-organizer Martin Lee sets stage, introduces "Occupy Central" characters in April 2014 talk before US State Department's National Endowment for Democracy.

The slogans, leaders, and agenda of the "Occupy Central" movement are supposedly the manifestations of Hong Kong's desire for "total democracy," "universal suffrage," and "freedom." In reality, the leaders of "Occupy Central" are verified to be directly backed, funded, and directed by the US State Department, its National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and its subsidiary, the National Democratic Institute (NDI)...

Oct 04 15:38

ISIL opens 1'st consulate in Turkish capital

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists have purportedly opened a consulate in Turkey and use it to issue visas for those who want to join the fight against the Syrian and Iraqi governments. Meanwhile The turkish parliament has approved by a majority of three to one a motion allowing its armed forces to cross the border into Syria or Iraq to strike at the Islamic State militants.

Oct 04 14:47

‘Cancer Vortex’: Medical industry profits pre-empt healthcare

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I’ve reviewed two of Ken Anton’s books:

Popsicle Man is a novel form to share real-world history of US oligarchs with Emperor’s New Clothes’ obvious crimes centering in war and money

Cancer Vortex provides similar powerful history of the medical oligarchs who block medically and legally proven cancer cures in order to protect industry profits in the annual billions (here, here, here, here).

Ken explains more in this article, reprinted with his permission:

Medical Industry Profits Pre-empt Healthcare

The US healthcare industry is run by a Medical Cartel which explains why it is the most expensive in the world, yet provides less services than other advanced economies.

Oct 04 12:57

The Truth About Richard Nixon

Just in case you forgot all the evil BS, the fun and games, started by the only successfully removed president. And why every government scandal gets Gate appended to the end of it...

Oct 04 06:39

Summertime Snow in U.S.? Unusual but It Happens

Climate skeptics might pounce on the September snow as a rebuttal to global warming, but the early snow that hit parts of South Dakota and other states Thursday and Friday, while uncommon, is not unheard of.

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The important point isn't that summer snow " while uncommon, is not unheard of." It is that back in 2000 the global warming carbonazis were claiming that snow and ice were a thing of the past, due to human-caused global warming!

There followed several record setting winters, and we are headed into yet another one! And still they are pushing this human-caused global warming scam because the US Government did not get the expected windfall of new tax revenues from another scam, Obamacare, and is going to hit you all with a carbon tax as soon as the mid-term elections are over!

Oct 04 02:21

Diamonds: The Greatest Myth Ever Sold

Sut Jhally breaks down the diamond myths for Morgan Spurlock's film: "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold"

Oct 04 02:19

Bogus Assignments -- Slorp v. BoA, Sixth Circuit Slams Corrupt Reimer Arnovitz Law Firm.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Present: Bogus Assignments -- Slorp v. BoA Sixth Circuit Slams Corrupt Reimer Arnovitz Law Firm.

The Ohio law firm of Reimer Arnovitz has been getting away with a dirty foreclosure with a fake assignment but a brand new Sixth Circuit case says that homeowner Patty Busby has a goddamn right to challenge a false Assignment. It's common sense, really.

In this video I help educate people about the real character of Reimer Arnovitz: They have been telling lies since 1977 and show no signs of remorse. This is proved at the link below.

From Slorp:

Oct 04 00:42

Spinning in the Grave: Western Media Dig Dirt to Cover Kiev’s Atrocities

Yes, there certainly has been «blatantly false reporting» in Ukraine – by Western mainstream news media, which have consistently failed to convey the extent of violence perpetrated by the Kiev regime against the Russian-speaking population in eastern Ukraine.

The Western media went into supercilious mode this week over evidence of atrocities and mass graves in eastern Ukraine committed by the Kiev regime.
Rather than dealing with disturbing facts that point to the Western-backed regime’s culpability in war crimes, Western media tried instead to divert the focus by claiming that «pro-Kremlin» Russian news outlets were guilty of crude propaganda.

Oct 03 23:16

From Sykes-Picot to “Degrade and Destroy”

The history of the Middle East from the day the Sykes-Picot agreement was signed, until the day the U.S. began bombing ISIS, is filled with lies and half-lies.

The current conflict between the U.S. and its allies is a conflict that can only be understood by a look back to the Sykes-Picot Agreement, the 1919 document that allowed Great Britain and France to carve up the Ottoman Empire for their own selfish colonial purposes.

Oct 03 21:13

Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda

Washington’s partners in fighting extremism – and trampling all over international laws to do it – are the same ones who have fueled it. The Vice President of the United States just said so. And Americans are snickering over the B-word. Leaders of the free world indeed.

Oct 03 21:12

Joe Biden’s latest foot in mouth

Middle East geopolitical analyst, Sharmine Narwani, examines the breathtaking admission by US Vice President Joe Biden that America’s Sunni coalition partners have funded and armed ISIL & Co. None of the major US networks have reported this story yet – that scoop was left to Russia Today and Al Manar. Less mentioned are Biden’s comments that there are no “moderates” among Syria’s opposition fighters. The only moderates inside that country, he stresses, are “shopkeepers, not soldiers.”

Biden may be known to often put his foot in his mouth, but this time he has done the world a favor, notes Ms. Narwani.

Oct 03 16:25

Ebolagate: 47 questions and answers

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

I have presented this information, in depth, in other recent articles. Here I present the bare bones.

Q: What is the major psychological factor at work here?

A: Above all else, it is people making an automatic connection between their own frightening image of Ebola and the statement, “So-and-so is sick.”

Q: “Sick” doesn’t automatically=Ebola?

A: That’s right, even when an authority says some person is sick and in the hospital and has Ebola.

Q: Is the Ebola epidemic a fraud, in the same way that Swine Flu was a fraud?...

Oct 03 12:30

TV Generals and Precision Bombs: Corporate Media Go to War

Want to know what corporate media look like when they're reporting for duty?

Oct 03 11:11

NYU prof talks about media, propaganda and the use of "conspiracy theory" lable to stifle debate

"Mark Crispin Miller is professor of media studies at New York University,and the author of the several books. In this discussion he talks about the media, propaganda, and the use of the weaponized term “conspiracy theory” to marginalize those who speak out on issues like the 9/11 controlled demolition evidence."

Listen to interview here (1hr): http://noliesradio.org/archives/89386

Oct 03 08:51

War on ISIS and Media Lies: The Comic Book Simplicity Of Propaganda

The referendum campaign on Scottish independence heightened many people’s awareness of thepro-elite bias of the ‘mainstream’ news media. The grassroots power of social media in exposing and countering this bias was heartening to see. But the issue of independence for Scotland is just one of many where the traditional media consistently favour establishment power.

The essential feature of corporate media performance is that elite interests are routinely favoured and protected, while serious public dissent is minimised and marginalised. The BBC, the biggest and arguably the most globally respected news organisation, is far from being an exception. Indeed, on any issue that matters, its consistently biased news coverage – propped up, by a horrible irony, with the financial support of the public whose interests it so often crushes – means that BBC News is surely the most insidious propaganda outlet today.

Oct 03 07:11

Pierre Sprey: They have stunning lobbying power

Russia Today: Defense contractors are reportedly eyeing lucrative contracts now that the military campaign in Iraq and Syria has been launched. Do you expect them to lobby for greater involvement?

Pierre Sprey: They have stunning lobbying power. That has been true for decades and it is increasing. Year by year their lobbies are thriving, they are getting more and more of their own way.

There has been essentially little change since the Bush administration into the Obama administration.If anything, they are more powerful under the Obama administration than they were before.

And this present attack on ISIL has them ecstatic, they’re euphoric.

Oct 02 17:43

Sneaky CDC Changes Ebola Transmission Page - What You NEED to Know

By now, none of us should be surprised that "health officials" and their associated agencies really DON'T know much about Ebola or how it is transmitted.

But this information is a bit shocking, even considering that it involves one of those government agencies...

Oct 02 12:52

Vice accused of bowing to big corporations, sacrificing journalism for business

A former associate editor for Vice is making waves after releasing internal emails that he says suggests that “there’s no wall between editorial and marketing” at the media company.

On Wednesday this week, Los Angeles-based writer Charles Davis posted a series of screenshots on Twitter that he claims have come from emails sent by management at Vice, where he worked from December 2012 until last month, according to his resume.

Oct 02 11:00

Lavrov: 400 Bodies Found in Ukraine Mass Graves Are Evidence of War Crime

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that more than 400 bodies have been discovered in mass graves near the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, in what he described as "horrific" evidence that pointed to a war crime.

“This is obviously a war crime. Already more than 400 bodies have been discovered in [mass] graves outside Donetsk and we hope that western capitals will not hush up these facts [because] they’re horrific,” Lavrov said, adding there was an apparent blackout of the incident in Western mass media.

Oct 02 09:07

Japan's SoftBank in Talks to Acquire DreamWorks Animation

Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is reportedly in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal that would value the company at $3.4 billion, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Based on my experience during "Final Fantasy", they are going to have some headaches trying to merge Japanese style management with American animators! I wish them luck!

Oct 02 08:25

A Poison Pill for the Iran-Nuke Deal

Many in Congress continue to march in lockstep with the dictates of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu who wants endless hostility toward Iran even if that torpedoes a deal to constrain Iran’s nuclear program. That includes a pointless demand for a past confession, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.

Oct 02 08:17

Palestine’s Moral Force Needs Diplomatic Power

The Palestinian leadership should have turned to international legal forums years ago in order to pressure Israel by harnessing the power of international public opinion through sanctions and boycotts, just as was the case with Apartheid South Africa decades ago.

The Palestine cause is just and compelling, but on its own moral and legal merits it has no power to leverage global diplomacy in order to achieve Palestinian rights and a lasting peace agreement that responds to Israeli and Palestinian needs alike. One of the unfortunate weaknesses that has left the Palestine issue unresolved for so long has been the incompetence of the Palestinian leadership...

Oct 02 08:11

Christian Evangelicals Increasingly Support Palestinian Human Rights

While evangelical support for Israel has often been attributed to their theology, Brog’s article indicates that the significant factor in the shift is learning the true situation in Israel-Palestine.

This trend is even more pronounced among youth, according to an article by David Brog, Jewish-American executive director of “Christians United For Israel (CUFI), a major pro-Israel organization. Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu has called CUFI “a vital part of Israel’s national security” and columnist Charles Kauthammer has said, “I do not know of an organization in the world more important to Israel than CUFI.”

Oct 02 08:07

The End of Evangelical Support for Israel? The Jewish State’s International Standing

How quickly things change. The days of taking evangelical support for Israel for granted are over. As they are increasingly confronted with an evangelical-friendly, anti-Israel narrative, more and more of these Christians are turning against the Jewish state.[1]

A mere decade ago, Christian Zionism was seen as an emerging force in American politics. As if out of nowhere, a block of fifty to one hundred million friends of Israel were poised to enter the national debate and safeguard the U.S.-Israel relationship for generations to come. Evangelical love for Israel appeared so solid that the only debate within the Jewish community was whether or not to “accept” it.

Oct 02 07:10

Zionists control flow of information to US leaders: Iran cmdr.

Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces has pointed to influence of Zionists in the White House and US institutions, stating that the flow of information to American political leaders is being controlled by pro-Israel elements.

“Due to the influence and dominance of Zionists over the US power structure, the information channels of US officials are under the sway of what has been created by Zionists,” Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said on Wednesday.

The top commander further noted that genuine news that could help US authorities realize the facts are either being censored or distorted in the United States.

Oct 01 20:14

Human failure to recognize, retain, and unleash real leadership: essential topic for the 99.99%’s victory

*hyperlinks live at source*
Between right now and victory over a psychopathically evil .01%, a critical mass of human beings must accomplish two tasks:

Recognize this evil clearly.
Recognize real leadership.

Among ~100 areas of crucial concern, perhaps the easiest-to-prove “Big Lie” crimes of the .01% are:

Unlawful Wars of Aggression based on lies known to be false as they are told (here, here, here, here),
Bankster-looting economics (here, here, here, here),
Lying sacks of spin corporate media that attempt to “cover” the crimes from public recognition.

The terms evil and psychopath are academically accurate given the easily documented and proved crimes in just the above three areas that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions.

Oct 01 14:19

U.S. Propaganda Enters Into Insane, Irrational Overdrive in Attempt to “Sell” War in Syria

Thanks to a dizzying barrage of lies, mainstream media fear-mongering and a couple of beheadings, the Obama Administration finally achieved its long sought after war in Syria. The tactic that proved most effective in mobilizing the American public back into a shivering, post-9/11 fetal position, was the same tactic used by elites in the UK to convince Scotland against voting for independence. That tactic, is fear.

Oct 01 10:29

Michael Brown Had a Father - But will Ferguson shift media ideas on ‘fixing’ black men?

Any effort to improve the lives of black men that meets with the hearty approval of Bill O’Reilly ought to set off a few alarm bells. But My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative announced by Barack Obama in February, was received benignly by the corporate press, with the closest thing to criticism being “Should he have acted earlier?”

(ABC This Week, 3/2/14).

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