Police Brutality: Protestors Shut Down Times Square*

Damon:

Come on peaceful protests – spread far and wide :)

Originally posted on Hwaairfan's Blog:

Police Brutality: Protestors Shut Down Times Square*

By Andrei Burke

Protestors in New York City shut down Times Square as part of national protests for victims of police brutality. Meanwhile, tensions have eased in Ferguson.

Peaceful vigils were held in 90 cities across the United States last night as part of the social media led National Moment of Silence for Victims of Police Brutality.

Among the victims remembered were Michael Brown, 18, the unarmed black teen who was shot and killed during an incident with an officer in a St. Louis suburb last Saturday; and Eric Garner, 43, an unarmed Staten Island man who died of a fatal heart attack after being pinned to the ground during his arrest.

Brown and Garner were two of five unarmed black men killed by police in the last month. Mother Jones reports three others: John Crawford of Beavercreek, OH, who was shot inside of a Walmart…

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The Truth About the Michael Brown Shooting & Riots in Ferguson, MO [video]

Originally posted on Starship Earth: The Big Picture:

Thank you, ‘philostahl’ for this video

So many conflicting details, and perhaps not the story we’ve been led to believe.

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Thousands call for peace at Tel Aviv rally

Originally posted on Follow The Money:

ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN-CONFLICT-GAZA-PEACE PROTEST

http://rt.com/news/181104-israel-protest-against-war/

Thousands of people gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square over the weekend to encourage an end to hostilities through peace negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian unity government.

The protest’s organizers said that the turnout Saturday night was as high as 10,000 people, while Israeli media said that just “thousands” were involved in the protest, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Participants rallied under the slogan: “Changing direction: toward peace, away from war.”

Several protesters were chanting, “Bibi go home,” according to JPost.

The left-wing Meretz party’s leader, member of the Knesset Zehava Gal-On, called for the resignation of Netanyahu, saying he had failed to ensure peace in the south despite having the capacity and authority to act over the course of the past five years.

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RT 8-18-14… “‘Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies’: Thousands call for peace at Tel Aviv rally”

Originally posted on Kauilapele's Blog:

peace_rally_jews_arabs_tel_aviv_RT_140818It is my understanding (and intention) that this is the way the Middle East really is. Among the people, at least.

Bottom line, from my end, is that this is a piece of the final out-playing of all conflicts in this region. And part of the grand exposure (apocalypse) of the cabal involvement in all conflicts… particularly this one.

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Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies’: Thousands call for peace at Tel Aviv rally

Thousands of people gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square over the weekend to encourage an end to hostilities through peace negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian unity government.

The protest’s organizers said that the turnout Saturday night was as high as 10,000 people, while Israeli media said that just “thousands” were involved in the protest, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Participants rallied under the slogan: “Changing direction: toward peace, away from…

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NxT – in three hours the 1st of it’s kind!

In about three hours, the platform known as NxT, who began with a Wallet for Nxt Coin in late 2013, revealed the 1st of it’s kind a Decentralized Asset Exchange in May and is about to reveal the next phase of NxT, the Digital Goods Store – totally DeCentralized of Course and built right into the Nxt Software (cannot legitimately refer to it as ONLY a wallet anymore).. When Crypto Currencies (Bitcoin of course) first came out, a giant chink in the Armor of Central Banking Occurred. When the 1st DeCentralized Asset Exchange (NxT) came out, a Giant Chink in the Armor of the London and New York Stock Exchange Occurred. Now, with the release of the first DeCentralized Digital Goods Store, a Giant Chink may occur in the Music Industry, Book Industry, or any other industry who sells Digital Goods.. Time to join the eVolution. Here is the press release..

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A new digital goods store powered by NXT, the popular second-generation cryptocurrency, will allow independent musicians, game developers, writers and artists to reach new markets and keep 100 percent of their revenues.

The NXT Digital Goods Store (DGS) is set to launch in the second week of August, offering an exciting new platform for independent artists to sell their material.

DGS is built on NXT, a versatile and feature-rich cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrencies are a suite of new technologies that allow users to send money directly between each other over the internet, quickly, securely and almost for free. Whilst most cryptocurrencies are restricted to money transfer alone, however, NXT has developed the concept to allow transfer and trading of any digital asset – including media files. The result is a platform that allows musicians and other content creators to deal directly with their customers, rather than relying on expensive middlemen.

No commissions
‘We’re really excited about this development,’ comments Dan Kindly, NXT marketing associate. ‘Most digital media stores take a big commission from their artists. If you’re struggling to get started, that can represent a real barrier to your career. NXT’s Digital Goods Store allows anyone to list their tracks for free. They get to keep 100 percent of the revenue. That’s money that can go back into marketing and development, or be returned to customers, rather than ending up in the pockets of a big corporation.’

Apple famously takes a 30 percent cut of iTunes subscription sales. By contrast, the only cost of using NXT’s DGS will be the 1 NXT transaction fee, currently around $0.04 – and this is likely to be reduced to 0.1 NXT in the future. (Everything within the NXT ecosystem is priced in its native currency, though customers can use another NXT service, the Multigateway, to convert other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin into NXT to spend.) One of the first artists to use the Digital Goods Store will be German musician SinanBoom, who is listing his new EP of 6 songs for 99 NXT. Further videos will be released at a later date.

Getting started
In the coming weeks, users will be able to access a range of digital media on the NXT Digital Goods Store, including games, apps, music, videos and ebooks.

You can download the NXT client, which includes the Digital Goods Store, for free at http://www.nxt.org. NXT can be purchased for dollars or Euros from CCEDK, or exchanged for Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies from the Multigateway or a number of other cryptocurrency exchanges.

Israelis Chant For Peace ! “BiBi Go Home!”

Originally posted on Talking About Peace:

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Over 10,000 Turn Out to Tel Aviv Peace Rally

Thousands fill Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square under the message: “Changing Direction: Toward Peace, Away from War”

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Common Dreams staff

More than ten thousand of Israelis turned out Saturday night in Tel Aviv demanding  peace talks with the Palestinian Authority.

The peaceful rally was the largest demonstration in Israel since it launched operation “Protective Edge on July 8, an offensive that has seen at least 1,980 Palestinian deaths and 67 on the Israeli side.

It was organized by the progressive Meretz party and Peace Now, an activist group opposed to Jewish settlement building on occupied territory.

Protesters also expressed anger at the Netanyahu government, chanting “Bibi, go home!”

The Jerusalem Postreported:

Meretz leader MK Zehava Gal-On said Netanyahu should quit because he…

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Dear: The powers that are no longer! – I’m asking for 1 liners to add to the bottom – thanks!

Dear New York and London Stock Exchanges – thank you for being of such low integrity that you helped humanities progress into awakening much quicker.

Dear Federal Reserve – thank you for teaching us about greed, without your help, we would not be as far into this awakening.

Dear IRS – thanks for being the worst possible public servants known to man – you have helped us with discernment in ways you cannot even fathom!

Dear NSA – thank you for spying on us, without you might still think that a small handful of elites spying on everyone is actually good for us.

Dear WordPress readers – please send comments to add yours to the list..

Overstock to use the DeCentralized CounterParty Platform – this could be huge – the first HUGE CRACK IN THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE

The UpTake: Could Wall Street be on its way to being obsolete? That’s a scenario that some cryptocurrency advocates embrace as they attempt to create a new way to sell stocks that doesn’t require third-party oversight.

O n December 2 last year, Adam Krellenstein wrote the first few lines of code for Counterparty, a platform designed to extend the bitcoin protocol into the world of securities trading and remove the need for a third-party oversight from the likes of Wall Street and Nasdaq.

Exactly one month later, he went live with what he says is fully functioning software that accomplishes just that. The only problem was finding his first customer, someone willing to actually trade in the mostly untried world of cryptosecurities.

Then, in early May Krellenstein’s friend, Jeremy Lam, the founder of Vennd.io, a sister-startup of sorts that turns bitcoins into other digital assets (like shares in a company), introduced him to Patrick Byrne, the philosopher-founder of Overstock.com.

Back in January, Overstock had begun accepting bitcoin, a decentralized cryptocurrency that some believe has the power to make banks and the Fed irrelevant by facilitating peer-to-peer transactions and standardizing the rate that currency is created. Byrne wanted to do the same thing to Wall Street itself, and Krellenstein was happy to oblige, even if he doesn’t get rich from the work.

“We are working together to make this a reality,” Krellenstein, told me during a phone conversation yesterday. “Overstock will be the first company ever to issue shares on a peer-to-peer market.”

Krellenstein made it clear, he does not view Counterparty as a company. With Krellenstein based in New York and other co-founders scattered across the globe, Counterparty isn’t incorporated anywhere. It has no revenue model and has taken on no investments.

Counterparty, Krellenstein says, should be seen as an extension of bitcoin—which is famously opensource and was invented by a pseudonymous person or group who has yet to take public credit for the invention—and he wants to keep his software opensource. “Bitcoin proved peer-to-peer finance was possible. But it hasn’t really fulfilled all its promises,” he told me. “Counterparty is the next logical step…It’s the evolutionary realization of the revolutionary vision.”

The 25-year-old Krellenstein, who graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in mathematics and physics, said that he and his fellow founders have met on multiple occasions with Byrne and others at Overstock.com, including senior vice president Mark Griffin, both in person and remotely, to discuss the feasibility of implementing the Counterparty protocol. Wired, who spoke with Byrne earlier this week, reported that he has had “extensive discussions” with Counterparty.

On a webpage published Tuesday by Overstock.com titled “How to issue a cryptosecurity,” Byrne enlisted the help of the masses with a wiki-styled document to determine the best way of implementing bitcoin-inspired stocks. Included in the post are advantages and disadvantages for a number of organizations pursuing various incarnations of a decentralized exchange, including NXT that is also developing “smart contracts” based on the bitcoin source code, Peershare, Bitshares, and others.

But Krellenstein told me he believes Counterparty is “far and away” the most advanced and secure among his fellow stock market disruptors. “Patrick Byrne was looking to be the first company to offer what we do,” he said. “To be a peer-to-peer distributed stock market.”

Under Counterparty’s own description on Overstock’s “cryptosecurity” document, advantages include that the software allows trading of any asset with any other asset, that there is support for a derivatives market, and “best-in-class” security. Disadvantages include an approximately 10 minute transaction time.

“The technology is there,” Krellenstein said. “Counterparty as a platform—as software—is ready.”

Byrne, who has a Ph.D in philosophy, shares Krellenstein’s interest in ensuring that no one owns such an idea. According to the Wired report, if Byrne does decide to go forward, his plan will be also be opensource, meaning any other company could use it, copy it, or change it.

:) :) :) Kevin Annett: Child Sacrificial Cult Disrupted, Arrests made in Montreal

Damon:

Holy crap-a-noly – if this is true, this is HUGE.. When the people lead, the leaders will follow!

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

Source: ITCCS.org
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Public Announcement of the Central Command of the Direct Action Units established by the International Common Law Court of Justice

Global Communique No. 2: August 16, 2014 – Brussels

​ ​Striking in the early hours of Friday, August 15, one of our trained Direct Action Units (DAU) in Montreal, Canada successfully disrupted the preparations for a child sacrificial cult ritual at a private residence in the fashionable Outremont district.

In the course of the action and under the authority of warrants issued by the Court, the DAU arrested two cult members who are being held in protective custody prior to their questioning and possible indictment before the Court.

The DAU Commander who headed the action​ has​ issued the following report to our Central Office:

“At 0700 hours EST ​yesterday​, 15 August,​ our Alpha team moved into action against the private residence in Outremont​…

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America’s Great Indian Leaders – Full Documentary

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

Published on Jun 24, 2013

This documentary etches vivid portraits of four extraordinary figures who were willing to die to preserve their way of life: Crazy Horse, Chief Joseph, Geronimo, and Quanah Parker. (From IMDB)

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IRS – The US Corporate should be so proud to have such a dedicated crew of public servants!

Federal Court Judge Takes Extraordinary Steps in Judicial Watch IRS Lawsuit

The order from U.S. District Court Judge Emmett Sullivan was certainly clear enough. In a landmark victory for Judicial Watch, the federal judge ordered the IRS to submit sworn declarations detailing what happened to Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails and what steps were being taken to find them. What was provided this week was a garbled explanation from no less than five IRS officials with more holes than a block of Swiss cheese.

Per Fox News:

The IRS has submitted several sworn declarations to a federal district court in an attempt to explain the missing emails of former agency official Lois Lerner, as part of a case brought against the agency by [Judicial Watch] a conservative watchdog group.

In the declarations, agency technology officials insisted they did everything they could to fix and recover data from the hard drive of Lerner, who is a central figure in the investigation into the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. However, they said their efforts were fruitless, and some of Lerner’s emails were lost.

These sworn declarations came from five IRS officials: Aaron G. Signor, John H. Minsek, Stephen L. Manning, Timothy P. Camus, and Thomas J. Kane.

We noted that the IRS and DOJ filings seem to treat as a joke Judge Sullivan’s order requiring the IRS to produce details about Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails and any efforts to retrieve and produce them to Judicial Watch as required under law.

This is the story we’re supposed to believe according to these IRS officials: Lerner’s crashed drive was analyzed by two technicians who employed a variety of tech tactics to recover the data, to no avail. The drives – which, mind you, had no recoverable data according to these experts – were then “degaussed” (wiped clean) “to protect against any possible disclosure of…taxpayer information.” Anyone with even a passing familiarity with the IRS email scandal would have realized that these filings were a blatant continuation of the cover-up.

Well, if there’s one thing I know, it is that most federal courts don’t take kindly to being treated disrespectfully and expected to act like a somnolent member of Congress as administration officials mislead, omit, and play games.

Sure enough, in a stunning move, Judge Sullivan took the extraordinary step of launching an independent inquiry into the issue of Lerner’s missing emails. Judge Sullivan issued the following order on Thursday, August 14, in response to the IRS declarations:

In light of…the Declarations filed by the IRS, the IRS is hereby ORDERED to file a sworn Declaration, by an official with the authority to speak under oath for the Agency, by no later than August 22, 2014. In this Declaration, the IRS must: (1) provide information about its efforts, if any, to recover missing Lois Lerner emails from alternate sources (i.e., Blackberry, iPhone, iPad); (2) provide additional information explaining the IRS’s policy of tracking inventory through use of bar code property tags, including whether component parts, such as hard drives, receive a bar code tag when serviced. If individual components do not receive a bar code tag, provide information on how the IRS tracks component parts, such as hard drives, when being serviced; (3) provide information about the IRS’s policy to degauss hard drives, including whether the IRS records whose hard drive is degaussed, either by tracking the employee’s name or the particular machine with which the hard drive was associated; and (4) provide information about the outside vendor who can verify the IRS’s destruction policies concerning hard drives.

As I told The Hill, “Judicial Watch has filed hundreds of FOIA lawsuits. I have never seen this type of court action in all my 16 years at Judicial Watch.”

Judge Sullivan has already authorized Judicial Watch to submit a request for limited discovery into the missing IRS records after September 10. So stay tuned for further details very soon.

And Judge Sullivan took the additional step of appointing Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola to manage and assist in discussions between Judicial Watch and the IRS about how to obtain the missing records. Magistrate Facciola is an expert in e-discovery.

I am so proud of our work at Judicial Watch that has had such an impact on breaking open the IRS scandal. Those of you who support our cause should be proud, too – because we couldn’t do it without your financial support. These are trying times for our nation, but how reassuring it is to see that the legal system can be used effectively by a citizens’ group like Judicial Watch to hold accountable the corrupt politicians and other public officials that are doing so much damage to the rule of law.

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Teams Up With Judicial Watch to Sue HHS for Key Healthcare.gov Records

If anyone has a nose for a big story, it is Sharyl Attkisson, an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has news outlets like CBS, CNN and PBS on her resume. Ms. Attkisson knows that there is much more to the disastrous Healthare.gov roll-out story than the Obama administration has been willing to admit.

Stymied in her diligent attempts to get to the truth on her own, Ms. Attkisson has teamed up with Judicial Watch to force the release of documents that might shed light on the matter.

On August 8, 2014, we filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on behalf of Ms. Attkisson against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to obtain records regarding the flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act on Healthcare.gov and other related systems. (The FOIA lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.)

As Ms. Attkisson summarized her lawsuit on her Internet site http://sharylattkisson.com/:

From the moment Health and Human Services falsely denied it was tracking enrollment numbers in the early disastrous days of HealthCare.gov, to HHS keeping secret the details of the security risks it discovered prior to-and after-the website’s launch, to HHS excluding journalists from viewing-but inviting favored private interests to view-the repair operations in progress, I’ve been seeking much of this undeniably public information.

Now, Ms. Attkisson is as experienced as anyone when it comes to news investigations. She became a Washington-based correspondent for CBS News in January 1995. Prior to that, she co-anchored CBS News “Up to the Minute.” Before joining CBS, Attkisson was an anchor and correspondent for CNN (1990-1993). From 1996-2001, in addition to her CBS News duties, Attkisson hosted a half-hour weekly medical news magazine on PBS entitled “HealthWeek.”

By adding Ms. Attkinson’s experience together with JW’s legal team, which has an unparalleled track record at forcing the release of government records, we hope to break through the Obama stonewall.

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit on behalf of Ms. Attkisson because Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) failed to respond to four FOIA requests sent by Attkisson originally in October 2013 and then again on June 7, 2014. Here’s what we’re after:

• All materials, communications, emails and/or documents in which HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and/or CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner is copied and/or a party to, which mention and/or refer to, whether directly or indirectly, enrollment figures regarding healthcare.gov, FMM, and/or state exchanges. This request includes, but is not limited to, actual enrollment data; any decision(s) related to whether to not and/or when to make the information public; the decisions(s) and/or discussions about waiting until November of 2013 to make the information public; and talking points or communications regarding public statements and/or preparation for Congressional testimony.

• All communications, whether written or otherwise recorded, including but not limited to: emails, memos, report and phone records that mention, pertain to, or otherwise refer to, whether directly or indirectly, tests and/or assessments of any sort surrounding the Federally Facilitated Marketplace, healthcare.gov, the Data Hub, or any other component related to the Affordable Care Act. This includes, but is not limited to, performance tests, security tests and functionality tests. The scope of this request is limited to the time period from June 1, 2013 to present.

• All communications, whether written or otherwise recorded, including but not limited to: emails, memos, report and phone records that mention, pertain to, or otherwise refer to, whether directly or indirectly, performance tests and or assessments and/or their results conducted regarding healthcare.gov between September 15, 2013 and September 30, 2013. This request includes, but is not limited to, tests in which CMS employees took part as mock users trying out the website prior to its launch.

• All emails, records, documents and other communications, whether written or otherwise recorded, regarding FOI requests made about healthcare.gov, whether by name or implication, in which the following CMS officials are a sender and/or receiver and/or a party to and/or mentioned, whether by name or implication: Janis Nero; Joseph Tripline; Deborah Peters, Vendetta Dutton; and Danean Jones. Please note the records request is specifically for communications dating from May 12, 2014 to present.

By way of review, Healthcare.gov, the Affordable Health Care Act website launched on October 1, 2013, immediately encountered substantial problems typical of those reported by the Chicago Tribune: “Consumers seeking more information on their new options under the Affordable Care Act were met with long delays, error messages and a largely non-working federal insurance exchange and call center Tuesday morning.”

The Government Accountability Office, the nonpartisan, investigatory branch of the government, blamed CMS for the disaster, claiming it “undertook the development of Healthcare.gov and its related systems without effective planning or oversight practices, despite facing a number of challenges that increased both the level of risk and the need for effective oversight.”

The Judicial Watch lawsuit on behalf of Attkisson seeks to discover records needed to establish accountability for the boondoggle of a rollout, including the internal decision-making procedures used by top HHS officials. On the day of the Healthcare.gov launch, CMS Administrator, Marilyn Tavenner, responded to questions from the press regarding enrollment numbers by saying, “We have just decided not to release that yet.” The process for making the decision to withhold those numbers is included in Attkisson’s FOIA request and subsequent suit.

Questions about Tavenner’s missing records have increased in recent weeks due to her claims that she had deleted critical emails concerning the Healthcare.gov rollout. In response to a House Oversight Committee subpoena, HHS revealed in a letter to Committee Chairman Darrell Issa last week that a number of Tavenner’s emails related to the rollout of Healthcare.gov were deleted and are “irretrievable.” Accusing the Obama administration of failing to be “forthright,” Issa commented, “[T]he Obama Administration has lost or destroyed emails for more than 20 witnesses, and in each case, the loss wasn’t disclosed to the National Archives or Congress for months or years, in violation of federal law.” And as I write this, there is breaking news that Tavenner actually directedthat an email be deleted!

We are proud to represent Sharyl Attkisson, an independent journalist, who has a demonstrated track-record of refusing to play the Washington media game that ignores or suppresses public corruption stories such as Benghazi and Fast Furious. As her new FOIA lawsuit takes on Obamacare, she highlights how the Obama administration is in yet a new cover-up about how it seriously misled the American people about Healthcare.gov’s failures.

“For years, I’ve watched Judicial Watch’s dogged tenacity produce success in using FOIA lawsuits to obtain documents from a secretive government, whether under President George W. Bush or President Barack Obama, that often had utter contempt for me or other investigative journalists,” said Ms. Attkisson in a statement accompanying the lawsuit. “Journalists and Americans interested in the truth about Washington under any administration can look to Judicial Watch and its work.”

In May, Judicial Watch released a 106-page document obtained from HHS, revealing that on its first full day of operation, Obamacare’s Healthcare.gov received only one enrollment. The document, obtained in response to a November 25, 2013, FOIA lawsuit against HHS, also revealed that on the second day of Healthcare.gov operation, 48% of registrations failed.

Vindication and Victory for Judicial Watch Election Integrity Efforts

Big news. I reported to you last week our most recent victory for election integrity came in the State of Indiana, where we filed a lawsuit in partnership with True the Vote, prompting election officials to implement a number of election integrity measures. (Ultimately, JW and True the Vote dropped the lawsuit after these measures were announced.)

As you know, JW conducted a national investigation of voter registration fraud and put states with dirty voter registration rolls on notice – clean the lists or face a Judicial Watch lawsuit. In some cases the threat of a lawsuit was all that was necessary. In others, we were forced to sue.

Now, was this lawsuit necessary? Was it worth the fight?

Well, let’s take a look at the facts.

According to the Indiana Business Journal, Indiana moved almost 700,000 registrations to “inactive” status as a result of a May 2014 statewide mailing to all registered voters. This simple mailing is the type of reasonable effort that Judicial Watch and True the Vote have been advocating for over two years in federal court.

This astonishing number of “inactive” voters demonstrates that out of 4.4 million active Indiana voter registrations, about 17% of them could essentially be phantom registrations – meaning nearly 1 in 5 Indiana voter registrations are for people who have moved and no longer live at the address associated with that voters’ outdated registration. By law, citizens are only allowed to vote for candidates who represent the jurisdictions in which they live. Of course, some of these “inactive” voters may vote or confirm their “active” status in some other way in the future. But, if Indiana follows the law, these “dirty names” could be removed from the rolls after the next presidential election!
All of this confirms what Judicial Watch has been saying all along in the litigation – Indiana’s voter rolls have been badly inaccurate and out of date for years, putting the state in violation of federal law and putting elections there at risk for fraud.

It also puts the lie to the Leftist argument that voter registration fraud is a problem fabricated by Judicial Watch. (If you want the “facts” to counter the left’s bogus argument that election integrity disenfranchises minority voters, click here. In North Carolina, minority turnout increased after election integrity measures were put into effect.)

So, yes, the data certainly indicates that this lawsuit was, in fact, necessary. And judging by the significant election reforms implemented by the state, the lawsuit has also been effective.

As the Indianapolis Business Journal explained, as a result of our lawsuit, Indiana law was changedto give the Indiana Secretary of State a tie-breaking vote to use whenever the Election Division Co-Directors disagree on election administration expenditures or programs. This should end the perennially deadlocked election administration in the Indiana state government, and effectively address Indiana’s previous systemic inaction on election integrity.

Moreover, as reported by the Talk Radio News Service, as a result of this lawsuit, Indiana law was changed to allow county election officials to remove registrations of deceased individuals once the officials read the voter’s obituary in local newspapers. Before our lawsuit, county officials couldn’t even remove the name of their next door neighbor from the voter rolls even if they attended his funeral. They had to wait for an official notice of death to come out of a bureaucracy in Indianapolis. We’re thrilled that this nonsensical practice has ended.

There is also one other added ancillary benefit to our election integrity work in the State of Indiana.

As the South Bend Tribune reported, one county official explained that this badly overdue cleaning of the voter rolls will wind up saving local governments money. When the rolls no longer contain thousands of phantom registrations, local governments can stop printing ballots for voters who have moved out of their jurisdictions long ago.

So we’re also helping to save cash-strapped local governments money that they can now use to serve their citizens’ lawful interests (such as cleaner elections!).

Cleaner elections, saving untold taxpayer dollars, upholding the rule of law – not a bad result for one Judicial Watch/True the Vote lawsuit.

Mount Rainier Looking Towards Tatoosh Range by kevinmcneal

Originally posted on Aquamosh's Blog:

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CommonDreams – Ferguson Withdraws Militarized Police Force – 16 August 2014

Originally posted on Lucas 2012 Infos:

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A protest against police brutality on Aug. 14. (Photo: Elvert Barnes/CC BY-SA 2.0/flickr)

With tear gas and riot police out, demonstrators walk in peace for justice

By Andrea Germanos, staff writer

“It feels like there’s been a military occupation lifted off of the area,” Patricia Bynes, Democratic Committeewoman of Ferguson Township, toldDemocracy Now! Friday.

Such was the change in atmosphere in Ferguson, Missouri, where daily protests since the police shooting on Saturday of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown had been met with tear gas, rubber bullets and tanks, bringing widespread criticism to the nation’s increasingly militarized police departments and evoking images of civil rights battles of the past.

“What’s gone on here over the last few days is not what Missouri is about. It’s not what Ferguson is about,” Gov. Jay Nixon said. “This is a place where people work, go to school, raise their families, go to church. But…

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What’s Behind Ferguson Protests? Russell Brand The Trews Comments (E123)

Huffington Post 8-14-14… “House Democrat Readies Bill To Demilitarize Local Police”

Originally posted on Kauilapele's Blog:

huffington_post_banner_1Roberto sent this to me, and noted that he felt something shift yesterday. Also there were a number of cloud craft appearing around his house. Something did shift, I sense, and I feel this article indicates a major shift in what is going on with the cabal’s attempt to militarize towns with their giveaway programs.

It appears from other HuffPo articles today that the situation in Ferguson, MO, has changed for the better.

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House Democrat Readies Bill To Demilitarize Local Police

WASHINGTON — Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) announced Thursday that he plans to file legislation aimed at stemming the militarization of local police — something on full display this week in Ferguson, Missouri, where officers in riot gear have been showering largely peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets.

In a letter to his Democratic colleagues, Johnson asked for support for his bill, the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement…

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Local Police and Much Else Will Be Militarized As Long As Federal Government Is

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

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Groups on the ground in St. Louis are calling for nationwide solidarity actions in support of Justice for Mike Brown and the end of police and extrajudicial killings everywhere.”

As they should. And we should all join in.

But “nationwide” and “everywhere” are odd terms to equate when discussing police militarization. Are we against extrajudicial killings (otherwise known as murder) by U.S. government employees and U.S. weapons in Pakistan? Yemen? Iraq? Gaza? And literally everywhere they occur? The militarization of local police in the United States is related to the militarization of U.S. foreign policy, which has now reached the point that bombing and “doing nothing” are generally conceived as the only two choices available. Local police are being militarized as a result of these factors:

  • A culture glorifying militarization and justifying it as global policing.
  • A federal government that…

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Nxt Platform and the 1st Decentralized Digital Goods Store – SELL FOR FREE

Nxt was basically the first of the 2.0 Bitcoin Technologies to release something tangible, that people could actually use, in this case it was the De-Centralized Asset Exchange. There must be 20 to 30 real, honest to GOD, good Assets on the exchange as we speak. Although there are others who have been working on 2.0 Tech for quite some time and others who have since released 2.0 technology, NxT was essentially first. At block 213000 (about 4 days) NxT is adding the first Digital Goods Store to their Platform. Unlike Silk Road and others who have followed, this Store essentially cannot be SHUTDOWN. Now, I’m not supporting all sorts of illicit activities and I certainly hope the NxT platform get’s used for much, much, much more than Guns and Drugs, but in this case, while the Authorities may be able to find you and shut your products down, the NxT Platform will just keep right on trucking, essentially for FREE.

Cafe with Nxt Assets used as Ownership and Payments!

I’m so in to the new 2.0 Technology that I bought a few NxtCafe Assets on the Nxt platform – a Decentralized Asset Management System with Dividend option. The Cafe is just about to open..

THE first cafe in the world to accept an up-and-coming digital currency is opening in Shoreham.

Nxt Cafe, on Brighton Road, will accept the crypto-currency Nxt coin and will even have an ATM where sterling can be exchanged for the currency.

The cafe is being set up by Lee Gibson Grant, whose mother and father previously ran it as Daniella’s Wacky Diner.

Nxt Cafe will serve up traditional fry-ups alongside exotic crocodile, camel and horse burgers, and southern fried chicken, with a Just Eat delivery service planned.

It was reopened using £21,000 of money crowd-funded from the online community.

Nxt coin has recently become the third most popular crypto-currency behind bitcoin and litecoin.

The ‘altcoin’ is a second-generation currency created from scratch rather than based on the bitcoin code.

It has built-in support for features such as a decentralized peer-to-peer exchange, voting systems, messaging and chat and options for instant transactions.

Instead of using powerful computers to “mine” new coins, Nxt uses existing accounts to “forge” blocks.

This method removes a security risk believed to leave other coins vulnerable.

Lee will give a talk at the forthcoming PayExpo where he will explain how the crypto-currency is not a technology but a user-friendly currency.

Nxt is a sponsor of the event and paid the sponsorship in Nxt coins – the first time this has happened.

Lee has been involved in developing a mobile payment platform for SMS or Voice with no internet or application needed.

Lee said: “It’s only been available for six months but its growing very quickly. In the last two weeks it has doubled.

“It’s only now making its first access onto the market and there are a lot of big companies potentially coming on board.

“It will catch up with Bitcoin, but it’s a different coin entirely.”

Nxt Cafe will act as a social hub for people interested in finding out more.

On the risk of crypto-currencies crashing in value, Lee added: “Everything fluctuates in value. I was recently in Ukraine and the currency dropped 40% in just a few weeks. Any physical currency can change.”

Open Hand – Positively Thriving Through the Collapse of Civilisation – Rise of the Divine Human – 5-1-14

Originally posted on Higher Density Blog:

Have you ever watched something happening in slow motion? You can quite clearly see the end result, but nevertheless, you can’t quite believe in your mind what your eyes are seeing. Like when the twin towers ‘collapsed’. The demolition was happening there right in front of you, but you had to pinch yourself to make sure you weren’t just dreaming. I feel exactly that way about modern society right now. The collapse is already happening, but in slow motion, so you can’t quite believe the entirety of it. What will it look like as the ‘buildings’ topple? More importantly, how can we not only survive the shift, but positively thrive in it?…

Slow motion free fall

Have you seen the film “Collapse” yet? It’s a grounded, real and at times very emotive interview with the late whistle-blower Michael C Rupert. I believe everybody on the planet should watch it (I’ve…

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9 August 2014: The biggest ever UK demonstration for Gaza

Originally posted on HumansinShadow.wordpress.com:

Stop the War Coalition

9 August 2014: The biggest ever UK demonstration for Gaza

Stop the War Coalition 09 August 2014. Posted in Reports http://stopwar.org.uk/resources/reports/9-august-2014-the-biggest-ever-uk-demonstration-for-gaza

Gaza demonstration

150,000 on the march

We said it would be the UK’s biggest demonstration for Gaza ever and it was. On Saturday 9 August, 150,000 marched from BBC Broadcasting House to Hyde Park, passing the US Embassy on the way.

So many people turned up that when the front of the march reached Hyde Park, the back still had not left the BBC. We marched to demand an end to Israel’s barbaric assault on Gaza, to call on the British government to implement an immediate embargo on arms sales to Israel, and to show Palestinians facing Israel’s war crimes that they are not alone.

Assembling outside BBC Broadcasting House

Picture of from the roof of BBC Broadcasting House as the marchers assemble.

Front of the march about to start.

Front of the march about to start.

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American Tribes’ Map Never Seen Before

Originally posted on Towards Emancipation:

Just to have some idea on how America looked like prior to EU conquest.
Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has designed a map of Native American tribes showing their locations before first contact with Europeans.

Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has designed a showing their locations before first contact with Europeans. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR

Finding an address on a map can be taken for granted in the age of GPS and smartphones. But centuries of forced relocation, disease and genocide have made it difficult to find where many Native American tribes once lived.

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Dr. Cordero: U.S. Judiciary Goes Rogue – 99.82% Complaints vs. Judges are Dismissed [video]

Damon:

I guess this is why 48 of the 50 States have re-installed Presentments via a Grand Jury (just this year).

Originally posted on Starship Earth: The Big Picture:

As many of us know, the US Judicial system is corrupt, and even if someone complains about a judge not doing their duty, it’s unlikely anything will come of the complaint lodged because they protect each other.

It’s just one more example of a government ‘against’ The People, rather than ‘for’ them.

Dr. Richard Cordero has examined the situation, declared that the judges have gone rogue and wrote a 500-page public report outlining the findings and his recommendations to remediate the situation.  ~ BP

VIDEO – Dr. Cordero: U.S. Judiciary goes Rogue – 99.82% complaints vs. Judges are dismissed; U.S. Justice Sonia Sotomayor hides assets with impunity

WATCH ON ExopoliticsTV   http://dai.ly/x2362oh   (2 hr. 18 min.)

VANCOUVER, BC – In a ground-breaking interview from New York City, Dr. Richard Cordero, Esq., who holds a Cambridge doctorate and is an expert on the U.S. Judiciary, has revealed that the U.S. Judiciary…

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Collapse!

There are “ALOT” of people predicting a collapse these days. Rightfully so, as NO NATION has gone through such incredible centralization of power, enormous amounts of inequality, massive bubbles of inflation/deflation and NOT collapsed.

BUT – this time it could be different!

The PEOPLE have AWAKENED – sure sure, if you look around, we still have a long ways to go. I could write for hours how the Ukraine, Gaza, and Ebola scares have not worked on us this time. But, I would prefer to show YOU what is less than a year away, and ready to replace the CENTRAL control.

CENTRALIZED Banking is being superseded with DECENTRALIZED Banking.
CENTRALIZED Stock Exchanges are being superseded with DECENTRALIZED Stock Exchanges.
CENTRALIZED Internet is being superseded with DECENTRALIZED Internet.
CENTRALIZED Cloud Storage is being superseded with DECENTRALIZED Cloud Storage.
CENTRALIZED Companies are being superseded with DECENTRALIZED companies.
CENTRALIZED Companies are being superseded with DECENTRALIZED companies.
CENTRALIZED Communications are being superseded with DECENTRALIZED communications.
CENTRALIZED Justice is being superseded with DECENTRALIZED justice.
CENTRALIZED Assets are being superseded with DECENTRALIZED Assets.
CENTRALIZED Start-ups are being superseded with DECENTRALIZED start-ups.
CENTRALIZED ID (spying) is being superseded with DECENTRALIZED anonymity.
CENTRALIZED Advertising is being superseded with DECENTRALIZED Advertising.
CENTRALIZED Mainstream Media News is being superseded with DECENTRALIZED News.
CENTRALIZED Tax Collection is being superseded with DECENTRALIZED Revenue Creation.

When and if the “Powers that Were” try to COLLAPSE the system – these will be ready, growing fast now, but growing exponentially if the collapse comes!

If you do not BELIEVE that there is a DECENTRALIZED solution for every CENTRALIZED problem, please add a comment so I can respond with the solution that is already or almost in place.

Decentralized Technology 2.0 – UPDATE w/ Gallery and Poll

Over 100,000 Homeless People Have Been Moved Into Homes & It Isn’t Stopping There! One Of The Most Profound Movements Ever!

Damon:

Amazing!

Originally posted on peoples trust toronto:

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Whether you live in a major metropolis or a small town, chances are you’ve seen homeless people sleeping or wandering the streets at some point. On those cold and ruthless winter nights I can’t help but feel compassion and misery for anyone who doesn’t have warm food, clothing, or a bed to help ease the sub-zero temperatures.

In Canada alone it is estimated that at least 200,000 experience homelessness in a year. This number is substantiated by an even larger number of homeless people in the United States, coming in at an unsettling 1.7 million. One can’t help but ask ourselves the daunting question, “what can I do to help?”

A Backwards Solution

Enter 100k Homes. Sparked by the belief that conventional homelessness interventions were not working efficiently enough, 100k Homes is bringing a backwards-considered approach to solving the homelessness crisis.

For years, homeless service providers worked to offer…

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U.S. Officials Say There’s a Second Snowden Leaking Security Documents » Stage2Omega

No one else can choose for you. No one else can change you.

Originally posted on ONE TUSK:

“Our intention creates our reality.” ~Wayne Dyer

In every situation you have ever been in, positive or negative, the one common thread is you. 

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Decentralized Technology 2.0 – UPDATE

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Decentralized Everything

Decentralized Everything

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CryptoGalleryXCurrencyThere are so many technologies ready to UNLOCK our centralized world..

Some of this technology is referred to as BLOCKCHAIN 2.0 or BITCOIN 2.0. Bitcoin showed that decentralized currency has a place in this world, now other Decentralized technology is popping up to Decentralize everything else. Below are some of those technologies that I have invested in. Some may be the LOSERS and disappearing, but it is certainly possible that they can all thrive with the emergence of INTEGRATION and GATEWAYS.. NxT already has Gateways between NxT and Bitcoin, so you can literally store your Bitcoin in your Nxt Platform.

1) http://blog.maidsafe.net – Maidsafe (SAFE Protocol) and http://storj.io – Storj – This is the Decentralized Internet. MaidSafe and Storj are for Peer to Peer Encrypted Cloud Storage and Internet. If you want to back up your data, instead of to Google, Dropbox, and Microsoft, you can instead use these technologies to CRYPT lock your data and distribute it amongst multiple Maid and Storj users. Maidsafe and Storj, both utilitze the Blockchain (made famous by Bitcoin) so they have a decentralized CURRENCY that people will use to PAY for the services. These two combined to create appx. $10 million to start paying the developers and to share worth with those who hold the COINS.

2) http://www.nxtcommunity.orghttps://nxtforum.orghttp://nxter.orghttp://nxtra.org/nxt-wallet – NxT – Currently in 3rd place behind Bitcoin and Litecoin – it is currently worth over $45 million. NXT currently supports Peer to Peer messaging and more importantly, decentralized ASSET exchanges. You can invest in Coffee Shops and various Technology projects. NXT should have a Decentralized Digital Goods Store very soon. You can buy from others like on Ebay, but without any central server or Central Payment (PayPal). I’m currently using Nxt to invest in a Cafe in South Africa, a Bar in Holland, 2 o 3 technologies to expand the Decentralized Network, and Centrally Stored but Decentralized Brokerage for Precious Metals.

3) http://counterparty.co https://counterwallet.co – Counterparty – Similar to NXT (No 2), but a few months behind and showing a lot of promise. You can already Exchange assets, including Storj from (No 1) above and even Permacredits, which will be used to supprt Permaculture farming worldwide, to get us away from Monsanto and Big Agra. It also promises SWARM, which is a decentralized Crowd Funding. I am personally invested in Storj and Swarm via the Counterparty Protocol.

4) http://bitshares.org – Bitshares, Protoshares, Angelshares – DAC – Digital Autonomous Companies (I think). Start a company, where others can BUY into it and share the profits and dividends – and all stored on the Blockchain with less threat that someone may cook the books. Should also share features with SAFE (No 1), NXT (No 2), and Counterparty (No 3) above. I plan to invest when they have a decent GUI Client.

5) http://ethereum.org – Ethereum – love the name – similar to items 1 through 4 above, but with scripting and promising tech that can support Decntralized Internet, Banking, Assets, and Communications. I plan to invest when they have a decent GUI Client.

6) Dark/Private everything: http://www.cloakcoin.comhttp://www.shadowcoin.cohttp://www.bitcoindark.orghttp://blackhalo.infohttp://nighttrader.org – Dark Market – Dark Cash – Zero Cash – Blackcoin – Blackhalo – Night Trader –Cloakcoin and Shadowcoin and others – this is MONEY done in secret, with many more features promised. This is a way that people can exchange MONEY without their being a trace. They are also both Proof of Stake Coins, meaning if you own some of the coins than you receive a portion of the services paid for. I received my first STAKING just today and am working on getting a Tablet or Laptop that I can leave connected to the internet all the time to act as NODES on the network and earn more STAKES.

7) Reddcoin, XCurrency, and Shadowcoin – Social currencies – With Reddcoin, you can already send money using this technology to twitter, facebook, and email accounts. It is going to be integrated with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, so that they can Broadcast advertising through your pricate accounts and you will get a portion of the service payments depending on how much exposure you provide. All three of these have working, private, decentralized messaging – making it nearly impossible to be NSA’d XCurrency and Reddcoin appear to have very active development communities and maybe Shadowcoin too (shadow is not even two weeks old yet). XCurrency may even have TOR Tech built into it (See item 11 below).

8) http://swarmcorp.com – Swarm – like Kickstarter or Indiegogo – only decentralized. Some GOV agency can come in and shutdown Kickstarter, but no one can shutdown Swarm.

9) OpenGarden – open up the internet to everyone – if you have access to the internet, install this and now everyone else with OpenGarden has internet.

10) The 2nd coming of i2p and TOR – these alternative, much more anonymous, much more peer to peer – internet alternatives, can NOW grow and integrate because of the BLOCKCHAIN 2.0 emergence. Many of the above CrytoCurrencies and Blockchain technologies have i2p and TOR technology built in and will be used to SERVE decentralized INTERNET and HOST Decentralized MARKETS.

Hopefully I will expand and add on a regular basis – if nothing else, when you wander the above sites, you will see they are the most adept WEBSITE builders on the planet – many of these websites are much more elegant than those CORPS will all the money in the world.

The Swarm has no plan

Originally posted on Swarm:

Swarm has been criticized several times for not sticking to a plan. Some people, including those writing about Swarm from an external perspective, simply assumed that what we were doing fit into some established framework, like legal equity.

 

This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Although this is a bit silly, the sad truth is that human beings often work via established mental frameworks. Rather than taking the time to reason from the bottom up, as advocated for by folks like Elon Musk, people simply fit a new concept into an old box.

 

As has been made clear over time to those watching the evolution of the Swarm, Swarm is more like an evolving network with a broadly stated goal of providing the most value possible to the participants inside of that network, rather than a corporate entity trying to convince people to buy its’ stocks after…

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NJ Cop Resigns After Saying On Camera That Obama Decimated The Constitution – 8 August 2014

Originally posted on Lucas 2012 Infos:

Still from YouTube video/Paul Rasmussen

Still from YouTube video/Paul Rasmussen

A New Jersey police officer has resigned after he was caught on camera saying he didn’t have to follow the Constitution because the president has decimated it. The video went viral, making national headlines.

As RT reported Thursday, Special Police Officer Richard Recine, a part-time employee of the Borough of Helmetta Police Department, was seen on video saying, “Obama has decimated the friggin’ Constitution, so I don’t give a damn. Because if he doesn’t follow the Constitution we don’t have to.”

The statement was made in response to resident Steve Wronko, who was at the municipal building to serve an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request after being kicked out of the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter earlier in the week.

Read the full story at: www.rt.com / link to original article

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James Corbett: The Alternative Media Revolution (42:27)

Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum:

▶ Anarchast Ep. 95 with James Corbett: The Alternative Media Revolution – YouTube.

“On This edition of Anarchast Jeff in Acapulco Mexico interviews James Corbett of the Corbett Report http://www.corbettreport.com/ in Japan.

9/11 A Conspiracy Theory http://www.corbettreport.com/911-a-co…

Once James started looking into the truth about 9/11 he then went on to understand the cartel that is the central bank. It was then a easy for him to transition into seeing that government is an unnecessary organization. The mainstream narrative is shifting and it is harder and harder to get away with it’s propaganda campaigns with the internet. A good example is with the latest Syrian attacks which is not being accepted at such a rate that past false flags have been. Much of the population has been trained that there is nothing that they can do to change the situation using learned helplessness https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned….”

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Lake Tahoe Property Sells for $1.6 Million in Bitcoins – Wall Street Journal

Damon:

By by Central Banking and FIAT Money – you served us well – we now know NOT to blindly trust.. Thank you – we are moving on…

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Mass Awakening In America?

Originally posted on Ronmamita's Blog:

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“The glue that holds all relationships together – including the relationship between the leader and the led – is trust, and trust is based on integrity.” –Brian Tracy

It is unclear if the reporters actually believe the recession ended “years ago” as the officials and executives within the Treasury and Federal Reserve claim; or if the reporters are attempting to manipulate the readers and public opinion…
Even so, the text they publish is very revealing that a majority of Americans are discontented and see government as a problem:

“People are continuing to tell us what ways [the Great Recession] is still impacting them today,” said GOP pollster Bill McInturff. “Those stories are pretty grim.”

Two words sum up the mood of the nation: Fed up.

America’s Fed Up: Obama Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low, Poll Shows
By Mark Murray http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/americas-fed-obama-approval-rating-hits-all-time-low-poll-n173271

First published August 5th 2014, 6:30 pm

Six in 10…

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#IAMPEACE Please Join The Global Meditation For Peace 8.8.14 12 Noon EST

Originally posted on Endless Light and Love:

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My Dear Friends

I will join Deepak Chopra, India Arie, Gabrielle Bernstein and hopefully millions of other beautiful souls in a Global Meditation For Peace, this event will take place on the 8th August 2014 at 12 Noon EST so for me that is Midnight same day (approx 13 hours from now), I will be there to pledge my support in meditation and feel the positive peaceful energy that this mass global meditation will bring to our world.

Please go to http://globalmeditation.chopra.com to register, this will give you the specifics of the event, a countdown timer, a short video etc

Namaste with Love and Peace

Always

Mark

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A Global Meditation For Peace- Join Us August 8, 2014 – 8 August 2014

Originally posted on Lucas 2012 Infos:

Uploaded 0n 27 May 2014 by Chopra Center  Visit http://globalmeditation.chopra.com/ and sign up to be part of the global meditation event of the year, and help set the Guinness World Record for the largest meditation gathering in history.
Join Deepak Chopra, Gabrielle Bernstein, and Maya Tiwari. Share now on your favorite social media #IAMPEACE
You can also join us at the epicenter of this historic event at the Seduction of Spirit retreat in Toronto, Canada. Learn more at http://www.chopra.com/seduction-of-sp…

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Finding calm in the storm

Originally posted on The Liberated Way:

Find calm in living things amongst stormy chaos.

Living things in nature offer an opportunity to step outside of the storms of human society into a calm.

Living things in nature offer an opportunity to step outside of the storms of human society into a calm.

Human society encourages you to become anxious, always in a state of panic. The adrenaline constantly runs like an angry river, the constant demands of electronic devices, deadlines and noise.  The news is always ugly, full of fear and worry.  Human society is a constant raging hurricane of angry fear.

Randomly a cat runs up to you.  The cat demands your attention, to draw you outwards from the storm to a world of calm.  Looking around yourself you notice a world of calm, the birds sing, the light calm breeze, the distant sounds of happy children playing.  You realise the illusion you have become trapped in has become dispelled by a living creature that has no understanding or care about the angry world…

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Online petition urges ‘Nuremberg for Israel’

“OUR PLANET” means “OUR PLANET” for ALL CREATURES & PLANTS & …

First Night Design | “I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means…”

Originally posted on First Night Design:

RECENT SALES


“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.”
Robert Henri



“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
Vincent van Gogh



“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable.”
Kurt Vonnegut



“Well, art is art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh… now you tell me what you…

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“Two Trends” — both increasing velocity?

Damon:

This is so beautiful

Originally posted on Exopermaculture:

Though the bad news seems unremitting, for example see the gigantic mine tailing pond that just broke in Canada, spilling into two rivers:

— I very much appreciate this new post by Augureye, who, in the past, has felt to me somewhat cynical about human nature. I especially appreciate his advice to “stop feeding the monster.” YES! It’s up to us. We keep the craziness going with our consumer habits, which, as a friend of mine lamented today, in near despair, “We might have turned it around years ago, had we been paying attention and acted accordingly. But even now, nobody, but nobody wants to give anything up!”

Last Days of the Kali Yuga

August 5, 2014

by Augureye

augureye.blogspot.com

Excerpt:

Two Trends

Over the course of this last month or so I have seen a most interesting pattern emerging across the blogosphere.  Because things have been leaning increasingly to the chaotic, it’s reasonable to…

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Train rescue: Commuters use people power to free man trapped against platform at Perth’s Stirling station

Everyone I know is brokenhearted

Originally posted on Damn the Matrix:

I just came across this most amazing rant by Josh Ellis.  It reputedly garnished well over 21,000 ‘likes’ on FB, so I can only guess it really resonates with lots of people……

Read the entire rant at http://zenarchery.com/2014/08/everyone-i-know-is-brokenhearted/

Some excerpts…… and a warning, he knows how to lash out with the language……..

All the genuinely smart, talented, funny people I know seem to be miserable these days. You feel it on Twitter more than Facebook, because Facebook is where you go to do your performance art where you pretend to be a hip, urbane person with the most awesomest friends and the best relationships and the very best lunches ever. Facebook is surface; Twitter is subtext, and judging by what I’ve seen, the subtext is aching sadness.

What do you do when you first wake up? What do you do as soon as you get into work? After work? Before…

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“…partnered with New Zealand-based Fonterra Co-Operative

Originally posted on spiritandanimal.wordpress.com:

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“Language is a smokescreen. A psycho in black
velvet optioning mischief.”
– Ian Sinclair

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Abbott Laboratories is getting into the dairy business
with Fronterra of New Zealand, the world’s largest dairy
distributor.

Why would a Pharmaceutical giant throw off their starched
white lab coats in exchange for a pair of blue denim farmer’s
bib overalls? Abbott’s July 11, 2014 Press Release revealed
that they have:

“…partnered with New Zealand-based Fonterra Co-Operative
Group Ltd. to develop up to five diary farms with more than
16,000 dairy cows in China. The two companies signed an
agreement to spend about $300 million to build the farms,
which could produce about 42.3 million gallons of milk a year.”

That $300 million does not even cover the costs of the
cows or future labor cost s, but Notmilk assumes that
it will cover an enormous amount of future Abbott and
cost-hello-like…

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Small family farmer fights back against over-reaching government forcing her off her land

Originally posted on spiritandanimal.wordpress.com:

Small family farmer fights back against over-reaching government forcing her off her land

by Julie Wilson

(NaturalNews) Martha Boneta, operator of a small family farm in Paris, Virginia, achieved success not only for her business but also for small farmers and property owners across the state when the “Boneta Bill” finally became law on July 2.

Despite efforts from local and state government officials, including Fauquier Zoning Administrator Kimberley Johnson, who accused Boneta of violating zoning ordinances, HB-268 passed, which protects traditional farming and agricultural practices against over-regulation on the county level.

Liberty Farm is a small, working 64-acre farm located about an hour outside of Washington D.C. that offers fresh seasonal organic vegetables, fresh and dried herbs, honey and honeybee products, eggs, chicken, duck, turkey, emu, hand-made soaps and sheep wool crafts.

The controversy began in 2012 after a neighbor reported Boneta’s farm and its on-farm store as a…

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Tolerance and Apathy…

Aboriginal Title in Tsilhqot’in: A Radical Reading

Originally posted on Deep Green Resistance News Service:

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance San Diego

There’s a common joke I’ve heard many indigenous people tell. It goes like this: “What did indigenous peoples call this land before Europeans arrived? OURS.”

This joke – or truth – reflects many of the problems inhering to the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent ruling in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44. From my radical view, the Tsilhqot’in decision leaves much to worry about. In this article, I examine the decision written by Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin to show why the decision is not as helpful it would seem and I anticipate how the government and corporations will bend the decision to their goals.

For me, the term “radical” denotes going to the roots of the problem. First Nations are suffering under the yoke of colonialism. Colonialism is the problem. To undermine colonialism, we must understand the processes…

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Update to the WORLD of DECENTRALIZATION – Blockchain everything

There are so many technologies ready to UNLOCK our centralized world..

Some of this technology is referred to as BLOCKCHAIN 2.0 or BITCOIN 2.0. Bitcoin showed that decentralized currency has a place in this world, now other Decentralized software is popping up to Decentralize everything else. Below are some of those technologies that I have invested in. Some may be the LOSERS and disappearing, but it is certainly possible that they can all thrive with the emergence of GATEWAYS.. NxT already has Gateways between NxT and Bitcoin, so you can literally store your Bitcoin on your Nxt Wallet.

1) http://blog.maidsafe.net – Maidsafe (SAFE Protocol) and http://storj.io – Storj – This is the Decentralized Internet. MaidSafe and Storj are for Peer to Peer Encrypted Cloud Storage and Internet. If you want to back up your data, instead of to Google, Dropbox, and Microsoft, you can instead use these technologies to CRYPT lock your data and distribute it amongst multiple Maid and Storj users. Maidsafe and Storj, both utilitze the Blockchain (made famous by Bitcoin) so they have a decentralized CURRENCY that people will use to PAY for the services. These two combined to create appx. $10 million to start paying the developers and to share worth with those who hold the COINS.

2) http://www.nxtcommunity.orghttps://nxtforum.orghttp://nxter.orghttp://nxtra.org/nxt-wallet – NxT – Currently in 3rd place behind Bitcoin and Litecoin – it is currently worth over $45 million. NXT currently supports Peer to Peer messaging and more importantly, decentralized ASSET exchanges. You can invest in Coffee Shops and various Technology projects. NXT should have a Decentralized Digital Goods Store very soon. You can buy from others like on Ebay, but without any central server or Central Payment (PayPal). I’m currently using Nxt to invest in a Cafe in South Africa, a Bar in Holland, 2 o 3 technologies to expand the Decentralized Network, and Centrally Stored but Decentralized Brokerage for Precious Metals.

3) http://counterparty.co https://counterwallet.co – Counterparty – Similar to NXT (No 2), but a few months behind and showing a lot of promise. You can already Exchange assets, including Storj from (No 1) above and even Permacredits, which will be used to supprt Permaculture farming worldwide, to get us away from Monsanto and Big Agra. It also promises SWARM, which is a decentralized Crowd Funding. I am personally invested in Storj and Swarm via the Counterparty Protocol.

4) http://bitshares.org – Bitshares, Protoshares, Angelshares – DAC – Digital Autonomous Companies (I think). Start a company, where others can BUY into it and share the profits and dividends – and all stored on the Blockchain with less threat that someone may cook the books. Should also share features with SAFE (No 1), NXT (No 2), and Counterparty (No 3) above. I plan to invest when they have a decent GUI Client.

5) http://ethereum.org – Ethereum – love the name – similar to items 1 through 4 above, but with scripting and promising tech that can support Decntralized Internet, Banking, Assets, and Communications. I plan to invest when they have a decent GUI Client.

6) http://www.cloakcoin.comhttp://www.shadowcoin.co – Cloakcoin and Shadowcoin and others – this is MONEY done in secret, with many more features promised. This is a way that people can exchange MONEY without their being a trace. They are also both Proof of Stake Coins, meaning if you own some of the coins than you receive a portion of the services paid for. I received my first STAKING just today and am working on getting a Tablet or Laptop that I can leave connected to the internet all the time to act as NODES on the network and earn more STAKES.

7) Reddcoin – the social currency – I think you can already send money using this technology to twitter, facebook, and email accounts. It is going to be integrated with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, so that they can Broadcast advertising through your facebook and twitter accounts and you will get a portion of the service payments depending on how much exposure you provide. It also has in the works decentralized peer 2 peer messaging. It feels like this coin has a lot of potential – the entire Reddit network is backing this coin (much more than just a COIN) and Reddit is BIG.

8) Dark everything – http://blackhalo.infohttp://nighttrader.org – Dark Market – Dark Cash – Zero Cash – Blackcoin – Blackhalo – Night Trader – The theme here is “what you do with your money, your products, your body and your life is no ones business”.

9) http://swarmcorp.com – Swarm – like Kickstarter or Indiegogo – only decentralized. Some GOV agency can come in and shutdown Kickstarter, but no one can shutdown Swarm.

10) OpenGarden – open up the internet to everyone – if you have access to the internet, install this and now everyone else with OpenGarden has internet.

11) The 2nd coming of i2p and TOR – these alternative, much more anonymous, much more peer to peer – internet alternatives, can NOW grow and integrate because of the BLOCKCHAIN 2.0 emergence. Many of the above CrytoCurrencies and Blockchain technologies have i2p and TOR technology built in and will be used to SERVE decentralized INTERNET and HOST Decentralized MARKETS.

Hopefully I will expand and add on a regular basis – if nothing else, when you wander the above sites, you will see they are the most adept WEBSITE builders on the planet – many of these websites are much more elegant than those CORPS will all the money in the world.

Our Watershed Moment

Originally posted on Exopermaculture:

This commentary feels true to me. Like no other grinding, ongoing atrocity, the current slaughter of GAZA’s innocents has blown awake the world.

A Watershed Moment In Human History – The Slaughter In Gaza And Humankind’s Response

August 3, 2014

by R. Teichmann

shiftfrequency.com

WaterWorldEarthThis moment in history is a watershed moment for Humankind.  It has been triggered by the senseless and premeditated extermination of innocent and largely defenseless children, women and men in the largest open-air concentration camp on earth called Gaza by an overwhelming force for only one purpose: making life itself unbearable.

The response to and condemnation of what I have no name for is universal. It transcends all political, ideological, religious, national, continental, gender and age boundaries. It is unique as it is not based on gaining any advantages or fighting for or against anything. It simply is the outpouring of everything that is good within …

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Brown bear saves drowning crow

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

The Huffington Post in the USA writes about this video:

Bear Saves Drowning Crow, Doesn’t Eat It

By Ed Mazza

08/01/2014 3:59 am EDT

You’re a hungry bear, surrounded by apples and carrots, when a crow wanders into your enclosure and gets stuck in the water.

Dinnertime, right?

Not so fast. Check out what this bear did, in a video that was recorded at the Budapest Zoo last month and posted to YouTube by Aleksander Medveš. Even the crow doesn’t seem to believe it!

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Five Latin American Countries Withdraw Envoys from Israel

Originally posted on 2012 The Awakening:

 
Death toll from Israel’s UNRWA school strike rises to 15

The decision of the Latin American countries to recall their ambassadors in Tel Aviv is a “deep disappointment”, says Israel.

El Salvador on Wednesday became the fifth Latin American country to withdraw its ambassador from Israel in protest at Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.

Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru have already recalled their ambassadors.

Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Yigal Palmor said that the move encourages Hamas; “this decision encourages Hamas which has been recognized as a terrorist organization by several countries. The countries standing against terror must act responsibly and should not reward them. While Hamas has been responsible for hindering a ceasefire, El Salvador, Peru and Chile were expected to support international attitude for peace and demilitarization of Gaza”, the statement said.

Earlier Israel criticized Brazil over its decision to recall…

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