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  • Insufferable “Media Polling” Begins The Pendulum Game Again…

    08/21/2016 4:07:12 AM PDT · by Bratch · 10 replies
    The Last Refuge/Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 20, 2016 | sundance
    Last month we shared a warning to ignore the predictable post convention media polling nonsense.  That warning remains valid today. Just because the media is predictably beginning to sell poll stats beneficial to Donald Trump doesn’t mean they are any less manipulated. On June 15th aggregate media polling had Hillary Clinton leading by 15 points.  On July 15th the same media polling had Trump +17.  On August 8th the pendulum swing was back to Hillary +15,…. and now today the media signals of a tied race begin. It’s all nonsense.  All of it.  Polls don’t swing 20 to 30 +/- points every few weeks. The media outlets conducting these polls have...
  • Leaked document from major polling organization tells a different story: Donald is killing it!

    08/19/2016 10:44:01 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 76 replies
    Oops! This leaked document from a major polling organization tells a different story. The Donald is killing it! Check out this leaked Public Policy Polling document describing the truth regarding what is really happening in the presidential race, in this case in Florida, which is a vitally important battleground state. The testimonial for PPP in the upper right hand corner of their website should tell you all you need to know about the biased, screwed up polling that has been going on in this race. The major polling organizations are clearly in the business of being paid to make a...
  • Libertarian VP Candidate Video; Rifles are "Weapons of Mass Destruction"

    08/16/2016 5:08:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 84 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On August 3rd, 2016, the Libertarian candidate for vice president, William Weld, was interviewed on REVOLT TV.  REVOLT TV Chief Political Correspondent Amrit Singh asked candidate Weld about legislation and his views on guns.  A short video clip of the relevant section has been posted on Youtube by occupy the media.  The gun segment starts right away in the clip. William Weld: "The five shot rifle, that is a standard military rifle, the problem is if you attach a clip to it that holds more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon,...
  • Inside the Failing Mission to Tame Trump’s Tongue

    08/14/2016 6:28:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 13, 2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    ... Nearly two months later, the effort to save Mr. Trump from himself has plainly failed. He has repeatedly signaled to his advisers and allies his willingness to change and adapt, but has grown only more volatile and prone to provocation since then, clashing with a Gold Star family, making comments that have been seen as inciting violence and linking his political opponents to terrorism. Advisers who once hoped a Pygmalion-like transformation would refashion a crudely effective political showman into a plausible American president now increasingly concede that Mr. Trump may be beyond coaching. He has ignored their pleas and...
  • Trump Team, RNC To Meet at Pivotal Moment ('come to Jesus meeting' Friday in Orlando)

    08/11/2016 7:45:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies
    Politico.com | 08/11/16 08:28 PM EDT | By Marc Caputo, Ben Schreckinger and Kenneth P. Vogel
    <p>Donald Trump’s campaign and top Republican Party officials plan what one person called a “come to Jesus” meeting on Friday in Orlando to discuss the Republican nominee’s struggling campaign, according to multiple sources familiar with the scheduled sit-down.</p> <p>Though a campaign source dismissed it as a "typical" gathering, others described it as a more serious meeting, with one calling it an "emergency meeting." It comes at a time of mounting tension between the campaign and the Republican National Committee, which is facing pressure to pull the plug on Trump’s campaign and redirect party funds down ballot to protect congressional majorities endangered by Trump’s candidacy.</p>
  • Donald Trump Confronted by Secret Service Over Second Amendment Comment

    08/10/2016 3:39:01 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 61 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 10, 2016
    The U.S. Secret Service says it has spoken to the Donald Trump campaign about Second Amendment comments the GOP nominee for president made yesterday that rival Hillary Clinton called a “casual inciting of violence.”
  • Is Hillary Clinton DYING? Leak exposes medical secret

    08/09/2016 4:27:25 PM PDT · by D-fendr · 156 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/9/2016 | David Drudge
    And now there appears to be a leak from a New York medical office that shows a diagnosis. According to the leaked document, Clinton was diagnosed with "Complex Partial Seizures, and Subcortical Vascular Dementia."
  • In 1967, the CIA Created the Label "Conspiracy Theorists" ... to Attack Anyone Who Challenges

    07/28/2016 3:46:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/23/2015
    Conspiracy Theorists USED TO Be Accepted As Normal Democracy and free market capitalism were founded on conspiracy theories. The Magna Carta, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and other  founding Western documents were based on conspiracy theories. Greek democracy and free market capitalism were also based on conspiracy theories. But those were the bad old days …Things have now changed. The CIA Coined the Term Conspiracy Theorist In 1967 That all changed in the 1960s. Specifically, in April 1967, the CIA wrote a dispatch which coined the term “conspiracy theories” … and recommended methods for discrediting such theories.  The...
  • Obama Administration’s Latest Attack On Israel Based On Palestinian Disinformation

    07/06/2016 4:02:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 6, 2016 at 1:55pm | Yochanan Visser
    On Wednesday, the Obama administration launched a new blistering attack on Israel. Reacting to the approval of 800 new housing units for Jews and 600 for Arab residents in the Jerusalem area, the State Department accused Israel of systematically seizing ”Palestinian land.” […] Apparently, (State Department spokesman John) Kirby based his statement on inciting and incorrect information he received from the Palestinian side because no outpost will be legalized under the new building plan and no settlement will be expanded outside existing zone plans. Furthermore, the announcement of the plan was, in fact, phase two in a long procedure that...
  • HOW COVERT AGENTS INFILTRATE THE INTERNET TO MANIPULATE, DECEIVE, AND DESTROY REPUTATIONS

    06/19/2016 12:36:54 PM PDT · by sourcery · 24 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Feb. 24 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the...
  • How one vote can change the course of history - Here is a recent example few comprehend

    03/31/2016 5:46:20 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 8 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 31, 2016 | Sundance
    The current U.S. Presidential Race, combined with House Speaker Paul Ryan at the helm of the DC legislature, provides an opportunity to highlight just how close passage of Amnesty law was in 2014. A passage that would have fundamentally, and irreversibly, changed the landscape of the U.S.A forever. The senate “Gang of Eight” comprehensive immigration reform bill, which included amnesty legislation was not blocked by Senator Ted Cruz or Senator Marco Rubio – it specifically passed the senate because of them, not despite them. A very insightful PBS documentary “The Immigration Battle” lays out exactly what took place during the...
  • US gears up to fight Russian ‘disinformation’ with… disinformation

    03/27/2016 7:18:00 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 4 replies
    RT ^ | 3/27/16 | RT
    Two US senators are proposing legislation to counter, what they consider to be “disinformation” spread by certain foreign media. What better way to kick-start their campaign than by basing their bill on spurious nonsense? Republican Senator Rob Portman and his Democratic colleague Chris Murphy are deeply concerned about foreign “propaganda.” They demand that Uncle Sam throws even more money at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which is already given around $768 million annually. Not content with the EU’s Stratcom East and NATO’s Riga-based communications centre, Portman and Murphy want a new center for Information Analysis and Response to analyze...
  • Did Cruz Pay Hush Money to Fiorina?

    03/26/2016 8:08:23 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 113 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/25/2016
    In what is rapidly turning into the biggest sex scandal since Bill & Hillary Clinton, the Federal Election Commission is now said to be looking into what may be a potential hush money payoff from Cruz to – get this Carly Fiorina.
  • Donald Trump wants to close up the Internet (ZOT!)

    12/07/2015 10:09:55 PM PST · by UncleRicosFootball · 355 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | 12/7/15 | Patrick Howell O'Neill
    Hours after Donald Trump suggested the U.S. ban Muslims from entering the United States, the leading Republican presidential candidate said America should also consider “closing the Internet up in some way” to fight Islamic State terrorists in cyberspace. Trump mocked anyone who would object that his plan might violate the freedom of speech, saying “these are foolish people, we have a lot of foolish people.” “We have to go see Bill Gates,” Trump said, to better understand the Internet and then possibly “close it up.”
  • Information Warfare: What is it and how to win it

    11/18/2015 4:20:24 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 6 replies
    Center for European Policy Analysis ^ | 17NOV2015 | Edward Lucas and Ben Nimmo
    Unlike Soviet propaganda, Russia’s information warfare does not crudely promote the Kremlin’s agenda. Instead it is calibrated to confuse, befuddle and distract. In the words of Peter Pomeranzev and Michael Weiss, modern Russia has weaponized information, turning the media into an arm of state power projection. Their nihilistic approach is best summed up by the motto of the Kremlin's premier TV arm, RT (formerly Russia Today): “Question more.” Russian disinformation does not aim to provide answers, but to provoke doubt, disagreement and, ultimately, paralysis.
  • The News is Propaganda

    10/06/2015 12:39:41 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 36 replies
    PoliticallyShort ^ | 10/06/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    In his book Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power, the German Catholic philosopher Josef Pieper wrote the following: “That the existential realm of man could be taken over by pseudorealities whose fictitious nature threatens to become indiscernible is truly a depressing thought. And yet, the Platonic nightmare, I hold, possesses an alarming contemporary relevance. For the general public is being reduced to a state where people are not only unable to find out about the truth but also become unable even to search for the truth because they are satisfied with deception and trickery that have determined their convictions, satisfied...
  • Ahmed Mohamed case: Is this a smoking gun?

    09/28/2015 5:05:45 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 34 replies
    9/28/15 | Faith Presses On
    This is something odd about the case that occurred to me earlier in the day. How often do you see minors who have been suddenly catapulted from ordinary anonymous life into national and international fame by some incident, and they are apparently routinely interviewed by the media by themselves? No parents or other family with them during the interviews, and no attorneys either. I've seen two videotaped interviews of him, one with the Dallas Morning News, and the other on Al Jazeera, and read other interviews, and so far it seems like he does the interviews alone. I do remember...
  • Immigration group planned girl's pope encounter for a year

    09/28/2015 9:24:21 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    Sophie Cruz's encounter with the pope during a parade in Washington this week looked to be one of those spontaneous, once-in-a-lifetime-moments Francis has become known for. But for 5-year-old Sophie, the chance to wrap her arm around the pope's neck as he offered a hug, kiss and a blessing unfolded as perfectly as it was scripted by members of a coalition of Los Angeles-based immigration rights groups. For nearly a year the group had been preparing the young girl from suburban Los Angeles to make a dash for the popemobile to deliver a message about the plight of immigrant parents...
  • Russian Paper Removes Article About Soldier Wounded In Ukraine

    04/08/2015 4:34:03 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    (Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | April 08, 2015 | (Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
    ULAN-UDE, Russia -- Journalists at a Siberian newspaper say they spent three days using scissors to cut an article about a Russian soldier who was wounded fighting alongside pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine out of 50,000 copies of the publication. Tank crewman Dorzhi Batonmukuyev's accounts of fighting in eastern Ukraine have added to what Kyiv and NATO say are incontrovertible evidence of direct Russian military support for the rebels in a conflict with government forces that has killed more than 6,000 people since April 2014. Russia denies it has sent troops or weapons into Ukraine.
  • Girl 'killed in Ukraine' never existed

    04/08/2015 3:47:51 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 April 2015 | Natalia Antelava and Abdujalil Abdurasulov
    [VIDEO] The BBC's Natalia Antelava and Abdujalil Abdurasulov investigate the story of a 10-year-old girl reported killed in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine - and discover that all was not as it seemed.
  • One Professional Russian Troll Tells All

    03/26/2015 7:55:01 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 315 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | March 25, 2015 | Dmitry Volchek and Daisy Sindelar
    More and more, posts and commentaries on the Internet in Russia and even abroad are generated by professional trolls, many of whom receive a higher-than-average salary for perpetuating a pro-Kremlin dialogue online. There are thousands of fake accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, and vKontakte, all increasingly focused on the war in Ukraine. Many emanate from Russia's most famous "troll factory," the Internet Research center, an unassuming building on St. Petersburg's Savushkina Street, which runs on a 24-hour cycle. In recent weeks, former employees have come forward to talk to RFE/RL about life inside the factory, where hundreds of people work...
  • Is consciousness {Freedom] an illusion?

    01/27/2015 4:30:19 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 9 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    “Cutting through disinformation about consciousness is vital, because neuroscience is moving toward a mind-controlled society, based on the idea that individual awareness is an illusion, and stimulus-response is the key to shaping a new Collective of synchronized ‘happy’ brains.”
  • Amateur pictures... Debunked! Ten images that turned out to be fake

    01/03/2015 2:14:37 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    France 24 ^ | 02/01/2015 | France 24
    They all sounded convincing at the time: like the picture claiming that the leader of Islamic State group had been killed, or that a Saudi women had gone to Syria in the name of a "sex jihad". But they all turned out to be fake. With the help of our Observers on the ground, throughout 2014 our team got to work debunking dozens of images. Here's a look back at our top ten.
  • StopFake.org Top 75 Review

    12/22/2014 3:51:33 AM PST · by WhiskeyX
    StopFake.org ^ | December 10, 2014 - 16:15 | StopFake.org
    Our reader Sam King made a StopFake Review in English with some added comments. There are top 75 cases that provide evidence of Russia’s Kremlin attempts to lie about their invasion of Ukraine. Most cases show Kremlin Backed Media companies using old photos to create false reports.
  • Putin's New Weapon In The Ukraine Propaganda War: Internet Trolls

    12/11/2014 8:28:42 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 57 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/09/2014 | Paul Roderick Gegory
    <p>The internet troll army’s selling of the Kremlin’s parallel universe to the Russian people and to a skeptical Western audience is a matter of life and death for the Putin regime. If the Russian people do not buy their story, Putin loses the high “ratings” on which his regime rests. If he cannot convince his Western audience, Europe and the United States will take actions that spoil his Novorossiya ventures and threaten his regime. Trolling is a high stakes business that Putin takes seriously and the West must not underestimate.</p>
  • The Greatest Revelation of G20 Summit

    11/18/2014 7:06:34 AM PST · by se99tp · 2 replies
    CCD Report ^ | November 18th, 2014
    (…) While Putin was sitting alone at the table, the other tyrant (not elected in democratic elections) was warmly received, accepted if not worshipped. Current First Secretary of the Communist Party of China (It is worthy to note that Prime Minister Abbot and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop did not even dare to utter his full communist title in their public statements) enjoyed their company. Comrade Xi, as he should be known, not one time declared that the Western democratic values can not be reconciled with Marxism-Leninism. Comrade Xi preaches “Chinese Dream” that is another disinformation term to conceal the totalitarian...
  • Anti-American Disinformation on Ebola and AIDS

    10/28/2014 7:57:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    U.S. will continue to get a black eye internationally for trying to save the lives of black Africans Stories that the Pentagon manufactured Ebola in a laboratory have been surfacing in a number of U.S. and foreign media outlets, helping to create even more of a panic over the spreading disease. A new variation of an old Soviet charge, it is designed to besmirch the reputation of the United States in black Africa. In the hands of Russian disinformation specialists, it could spark protests against the stationing of U.S troops in Africa to restrict the Ebola outbreak.
  • GRAPHIC Russians shelling cities and villages with heavy mortars

    08/15/2014 7:23:37 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 4 replies
    Ukraine@War ^ | 08/14/2014 | Ukraine@War
    Videos, pictures and explanation can be found at link. From the article: Translation (of angry residents): This shooting is from the city, but this is not Ukrainian army. Exactly. The is shooting from new DNR. They want to break all private houses here. They make this especially for picture and for tv for Russia. They make especially this, because they want that it look like Ukrainian army make this. But it was never that Ukrainian army was shooting. Show this on tv what I say: this is only for picture on tv. They said all this was destroyed by Ukrainian...
  • [Russian] Defense Ministry Claim on Buk in Billboard Video Doesn’t Add Up

    07/21/2014 12:48:59 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 2 replies
    The Interpreter Magazine ^ | July 21st 2014 | Catherine A. Fitzpatrick
    Russia This Week: Defense Ministry Claim on Buk in Billboard Video Doesn’t Add Up By Catherine A. Fitzpatrick July 20, 2014 1753GMT: The Russian Defense Ministry gave a briefing today for the press in which they claimed that information released by the Ukrainian government on Friday about Russian-backed separatists’ possession of the Buk anti-aircraft missile system likely used in the shoot-down of the Malaysian airliner was a hoax. Among the items addressed at the briefing was a short video released by the Ukrainians showing what appears to be a Buk anti-aircraft system on a truck escaping for the Russian border....
  • Innocent civilian or terrorist: Russian TV caught using old footage

    05/20/2014 2:06:57 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Russian TV’s latest use of old video footage from the North Caucuses to claim Ukrainian atrocities against civilians was swiftly exposed, with embarrassing reports appearing in different countries. Viewers, including many in eastern Ukraine, whose view of events is shaped primarily by Russian TV will not realize they have been duped, of course, but even western reports often pay little attention to Moscow’s highly specific dividing line between terrorists it “destroys” and pro-Russian militants in Ukraine it defends [....] Except, of course, that the corpse seen as epitomizing the carnage of civilians perpetrated by the pro-Ukrainian National Guard had already...
  • The Empire of Lies (Part 1)

    05/19/2014 3:00:04 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans
    JR Nyquist ^ | 05/19/2014 | JR Nyquist
    The Empire of Lies, Part I Commentary for 19 May 2014 I conducted three interviews in recent days about the struggle for freedom in Ukraine, Venezuela and Romania. From writer and political analyst Sammy Eppel, I learned how the Communists are coping with powerful opposition forces in Venezuela. I also spoke, once again, with Ukrainian activist Boris Chykulay who updated me on events in Ukraine and offered his analysis; and I interviewed Anca-Marie Cernea, who was kind enough to explain the Ukraine crisis as seen from Romania – a country which struggles, even now, to break its old Communist shackles....
  • Ukrainian helicopter with UN symbols in Slovyansk turned out to be from Congo

    05/17/2014 2:17:42 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    InfoResist ^ | 17 hours ago | InfoResist
    Russian media used shots of Ukrainian peacekeeping operation two years ago in their report about Donbas. Russian media reported false information about the anti-terrorist operation in Donbas, using video recording, which was almost two years old to compromise Ukrainian helicopters in Slovyansk. This information is provided by the regional media centre of the MoD of Ukraine in Chernigiv on Friday, 17th of May. Reports Correspondent. “Some Russian media (channel “Vesti”) were reporting that helicopters with symbols of the United Nations were taking part in the anti-terrorist operation. In reality, on the video is the Ukrainian peacekeeping operation in Congo, which...
  • Glenn Beck exposes Cass Sunstein fantasy turned reality

    02/27/2014 4:16:59 AM PST · by iontheball · 19 replies
    CFP ^ | February 26, 2014 | Judi McCleod
    More antiseptic sunshine than Man on the Moon, Glenn Beck shone the sun in when he opened the door to reality over his popular Internet television show on The Blaze TV tonight. The last thing the not-too-pretty reality needed was this blaze of sunshine. It’s a reality showing that the British government has bought into Cass Sunstein’s Harvard Public Law working paper, entitled “Conspiracy Theories” that shockingly includes a step-by-step set of instructions which pays government operatives to lie about people to utterly destroy their credibility.
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • 11 Shocking Revelations From Highest Ranking Soviet Defector – KGB Attacking US

    02/11/2014 7:00:11 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose.com ^ | 2/11/2014 | Rick Wells
    Yesterday “TheBlaze” published an interview with Romanian Lt. Gen Ion Pacepa, a discussion which arose around the publishing of his work, “Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism.” Pacepa is a defector to the United States, but not just any run-of-the-mill defector. He is the highest-ranking Soviet intelligence officer to ever defect. He crossed over back in 1978 and was given political asylum by then President Jimmy Carter. He has made a practice since that time to write in defense of freedom while living his life under threat of assassination, hiding out...
  • Judge declares North Carolina's abortion-ultrasound law illegal

    01/18/2014 3:58:28 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    AP - via WJHL ^ | January 17, 2014
    GREENSBORO, NC - A North Carolina law requiring women who want an abortion to have an ultrasound and then have a medical provider describe the image to them is a violation of constitutional free-speech rights, a federal judge ruled Friday.
  • US suspends 34 nuclear missile officers for cheating on exams

    01/17/2014 11:22:26 AM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies
    AFP ^ | January 16, 2014
    The US military has suspended 34 officers in charge of launching nuclear missiles for cheating on a proficiency test, Air Force leaders said Wednesday. The scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana marked the latest in a series of damaging revelations dogging the country's nuclear force,including a separate probe into illegal drugs that came to light last week. "There was cheating that took place with respect to this particular test," Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told a news conference. "Some officers did it. Others apparently knew about it,and it appears that they did nothing,or at least not enough,to...
  • New "Animal Farm" Targets Capitalism

    12/28/2013 12:45:25 PM PST · by VR-21 · 51 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 27 December 2013 | Mark Tapson
    Actor Andy Serkis is set to direct an upcoming movie adaptation of George Orwell’s classic novel Animal Farm. But there will be a slight deviation from the story’s original focus: rather than serve as a cautionary tale about Communist totalitarianism, this updated version will address Hollywood’s predictable, go-to embodiment of evil, the Darth Vader of our time: corporate greed. Orwell’s brilliant allegory Animal Farm was written during World War II as a satire on Soviet Communism (and very nearly wasn’t published, critical as it was of our Russian ally). It has since been adapted to film twice, a British animated...
  • NSA employees given (Thanksgiving) talking points for discussing agency with family

    12/02/2013 5:44:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Guardian ^ | 12/02/13 | Spencer Ackerman
    **SNIP** ...the NSA evidently compiled a two-page document, dated November 22, giving instructions for discussing the highly secretive agency with “family and close friends”. Among the points officials are “authorized to share” this holiday season: “The NSA’s mission is of great value to the nation”; it performs its missions “exceptionally well”; and its employees are “loyal Americans with expert skills”. NSA officials did not respond to questions about the talking points, their preparation and their veracity. While most of the talking points simply provide that level of uncritical assurance, several pass along disputable or disputed claims – things that can...
  • Please Beware of a Website Called "National Report"

    10/29/2013 9:05:25 AM PDT · by IChing · 32 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 10/29/13 | Donald Joy
    The subtlest of subterfuge is being practiced at all times, everywhere, by those of the Alinskyite Left. Although they’re malevolently delusional about what makes a society just, moral, and economically healthy, they can be as cunning as foxes and brilliantly Machiavellian in their strategy and tactics. Primary among the items on their agenda is to continually ridicule those of us on the Right. In fact, Saul Alinsky himself, in his classic community-organizing handbook titled Rules for Radicals, taught his rule #5 as follows: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates your opponent, which...
  • “Obama meets with Krauthammer, Gigot”

    10/09/2013 12:59:54 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 36 replies
    Protein Wisdom ^ | 10/9/13 | Jeff G
    Politico:President Obama held an off-the-record meeting with five conservative journalists on Tuesday afternoon. Present at the meeting were Charles Krauthammer, the Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor; Paul Gigot, the Wall Street Journal editorial page editor; Robert Costa, the National Review’s Washington editor; syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker; and Washington Examiner columnist Byron York, according to a source with knowledge of the meeting. Of those, at least 4 have been vocal critics of the Cruz strategy — and Obama, who follows the news and monitors his detractors and defenders just as you’d expect a paranoid narcissist would, did not pick...
  • Vatican: Get time off in purgatory by following Pope on Twitter

    07/18/2013 5:57:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/18/13
    The Vatican is taking a modern approach to one of its oldest traditions, by offering indulgences to Twitter followers of the Pontifex's social media account. Aware that some Catholics may not be able afford to travel to Brazil, where World Youth Day is being held from July 23-28, and perhaps also in an effort to modernize himself, Pope Francis is making this first-time offer to the faithful who follow the events in Rio de Janeiro online. Under Catholic belief, after confessing and being absolved of sin, the indulgences granted reduce the amount of time one spends in purgatory....
  • Secret move keeps bin Laden records in the shadows

    07/08/2013 6:58:18 AM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    AP ^ | July 8, 2013 | RICHARD LARDNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public. The secret move, described briefly in a draft report by the Pentagon's inspector general, set off no alarms within the Obama administration even though it appears to have sidestepped federal rules and perhaps also the Freedom of Information Act
  • John Boehner won't back immigration bill without majority GOP support

    06/17/2013 6:53:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 6/16/13 | David Drucker
    House Speaker John Boehner is not going to bring a comprehensive immigration-reform plan to the floor if a majority of Republicans don't support it, sources familiar with his plans said. "No way in hell," is how several described the chances of the speaker acting on such a proposal without a majority of his majority behind him. Boehner, R-Ohio, does not view immigration in the same vein as the fiscal cliff last December, when he backed a bill that protected most Americans from a tax increase even though less than half of the GOP lawmakers were with him, said multiple sources,...
  • George Zimmerman trial: Protesters plan 'National Hoodie March [Thugs Try To Intimidate Jurors]

    06/10/2013 6:27:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 82 replies
    Fox Orlando ^ | 6/9/13
    A group of protesters plans to hold a "National Hoodie March" in Sanford this morning as jury selection in the George Zimmerman trial gets underway. The group plans to gather in front of the Seminole County Courthouse at 9 a.m. to demand justice for Trayvon Martin. At noon, protesters wearing hoodies plan to pull their hoodies over their heads.
  • Beck Makes Promise (from Friday)

    04/22/2013 5:25:16 AM PDT · by don-o · 250 replies
    Vimeo ^ | April 19, 2001
    Time to put up, Glenn. From Friday
  • Atlas Exclusive: Robert Spencer: Countering Muslim Disinformation

    02/23/2013 10:46:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 19, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    According to Islamic supremacist hate groups such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), no one would have any problem with Islam if it weren’t for bigoted non-Muslims who irresponsibly “link Islam to terrorism” – and this link, they claim, gives rise to acts of violence against Muslims. Hamas-linked CAIR and its allied groups have for years now been pumping out disinformation designed to “clear up misconceptions” about Islam and set the record straight. On its website Hamas-linked CAIR says that it was established in order to “promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America,” and declares...
  • Emperor Obama and the ministry of propaganda

    01/31/2013 10:18:07 AM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | January 30, 2013 | Marisa Martin
    Exclusive: Marisa Martin sees U.S. president as modern-day Bonaparte “History is a set of lies agreed upon,” Napoleon Bonaparte famously said as the self-anointed emperor of France. Surely he was in a place to know, as he waged fiercely successful propaganda campaigns on several continents. Bonaparte created and wrote for two newspapers dedicated solely to his own promotion and glory. He adroitly manipulated the press by keeping unsavory personal details buried under heaps of red herring and frivolity. Artists such as David and Delarouche were commissioned to paint him swashbuckling and heroic: “Superman with a sash saves France!” Napoleon’s exploits...
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion

    12/30/2012 5:04:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 331 replies
    AP ^ | Sunday, December 30, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion.
  • In '95, Holder called for anti-gun info campaign: 'Brainwash people...'

    12/17/2012 8:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama promised “meaningful action” to prevent gun violence, but he didn’t explain exactly what that meant. Although a push for some kind of gun control legislation seems likely, there’s also the possibility of an anti-gun “informational campaign” as described in 1995 by then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder. Holder, now Obama’s attorney general, proposed using various levers of media and pop culture to attach a social stigma to guns, just as smoking has been stigmatized in recent decades. “One thing that I think is clear with young people and with adults as well, is that we just have to be repetitive...