“ later that night
I held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers
across the whole world
“where does it hurt?”
“Warsan Shire is a 24 year old Kenyan-born Somali poet, writer and educator based in London. Born in 1988, Warsan has read her work extensively all over Britain and internationally – including recent readings in South Africa, Italy, Germany, Canada, North America and Kenya- and her début book, ‘TEACHING MY MOTHER HOW TO GIVE BIRTH’ (flipped eye), was published in 2011…”
“There aren’t many things upon which Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agree, especially as they court very different Delaware voters ahead of a primary on Tuesday. But the candidates for president share an affinity for the same nondescript two-storey office building in Wilmington. A building that has become famous for helping tens of thousands of companies avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in tax through the so-called “Delaware loophole”.
The receptionist at 1209 North Orange Street isn’t surprised that a journalist has turned up unannounced on a sunny weekday afternoon.
“You know I can’t speak to you,” she says. A yellow post-it note on her computer screen reads “MEDIA: Chuck Miller” with the phone number of the company’s director of corporate communications. Miller can’t answer many questions either, except to say that the company does not advise clients on their tax affairs.
The Guardian is not the first media organisation to turn up at the offices of Corporation Trust Centre, and it’s unlikely to be the last.
“Buchanan, NY — An uncontrollable radioactive flow from the Indian Point nuclear power plant continues leaking into groundwater, which leads to the Hudson River, raising the specter of a Fukushima-like disaster only 25 miles from New York City.
The Indian Point nuclear plant is located on the Hudson River, approximately 25 miles North of NYC, and serves the electrical needs of an estimated 2 million people. Last month, while preparing a reactor for refueling, workers accidentally spilled some contaminated water, containing the radioactive hydrogen isotope tritium, causing a massive radiation spike in groundwater monitoring wells, with one well’s radioactivity increasing by as much as 65,000 percent.”-
“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” ― George R.R. Martin,
Artwork by Eric Drooker
“While Eric Drooker’s drawings and posters have become a familiar site in the global street art movement, his paintings appear frequently on covers of the New Yorker.
Born and raised in New York City, he began to slap his images on the streets as a teenager. Over time, Drooker’s reputation as a social critic led to countless editorial illustrations for the Nation, the New York Times, the Progressive, the Village Voice, etc…” –Found at: http://www.drooker.com/about/
The Bank of Canada is a fraud.
“One of the most important legal cases in Canadian history is slowly inching its way towards trial. Launched in 2011 by the Toronto-based Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER), the lawsuit would require the publicly-owned Bank of Canada to return to its pre-1974 mandate and practice of lending interest-free money to federal, provincial, and municipal governments for infrastructure and healthcare spending.
Renowned constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati has taken on the case for COMER, and he considers it his most important case to date.
On October 14, a Federal Court judge cleared away yet another legal roadblock thrown in the lawsuit’s path. The federal government has tried to quash the case as frivolous and “hypothetical,” but the courts keep allowing it to proceed. As Galati maintains, “The case is on solid legal and constitutional grounds.”
“Because they’re paying $30 or $40 billion a year in useless interest…”
When asked after the October procedural hearing why Canadians should care about the case, Galati quickly responded: “Because they’re paying $30 or $40 billion a year in useless interest. Since ’74, more than a trillion to fraudsters, that’s why they should care.” (COMER says the figures are closer to $60 billion per year, and $2 trillion since 1974.)”
-Complete article found at: www.watershedsentinel.ca/content/bank-canada-lawsuit
“Are we really going to let a bunch of greedy selfish fools do in this whole planet?”
Well, are you?
“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.” ― Frantz Fanon,
A mural created by Denial in downtown Windsor. (Tyler Brownbridge/The Windsor Star)
“You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.” —George Orwell, 1984.
“None of us are perfect. All of us bend the rules occasionally. Even before the age of overcriminalization, when the most upstanding citizen could be counted on to break at least three laws a day without knowing it, most of us have knowingly flouted the law from time to time.
Indeed, there was a time when most Americans thought nothing of driving a few miles over the speed limit, pausing (rather than coming to a full stop) at a red light when making a right-hand turn if no one was around, jaywalking across the street, and letting their kid play hookie from school once in a while. Of course, that was before the era of speed cameras that ticket you for going even a mile over the posted limit, red light cameras that fine you for making safe “rolling stop” right-hand turns on red, surveillance cameras equipped with facial recognition software mounted on street corners, and school truancy laws that fine parents for “unexcused” absences.” My, how times have changed.
Today, there’s little room for indiscretions, imperfections, or acts of independence—especially not when the government can listen in on your phone calls, monitor your driving habits, track your movements, scrutinize your purchases and peer through the walls of your home. That’s because technology—specifically the technology employed by the government against the American citizenry—has upped the stakes dramatically so that there’s little we do that is not known by the government.
In such an environment, you’re either a paragon of virtue, or you’re a criminal.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re all criminals. This is the creepy, calculating yet diabolical genius of the American police state: the very technology we hailed as revolutionary and liberating has become our prison, jailer, probation officer, Big Brother and Father Knows Best all rolled into one.
Consider that on any given day, the average American going about his daily business will be monitored, surveilled, spied on and tracked in more than 20 different ways, by both government and corporate eyes and ears. A byproduct of this new age in which we live, whether you’re walking through a store, driving your car, checking email, or talking to friends and family on the phone, you can be sure that some government agency, whether the NSA or some other entity, is listening in and tracking your behavior. As I point out in my book, A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, this doesn’t even begin to touch on the corporate trackers that monitor your purchases, web browsing, Facebook posts and other activities taking place in the cyber sphere.
For example, police have been using Stingray devices mounted on their cruisers to intercept cell phone calls and text messages without court-issued search warrants. Thwarting efforts to learn how and when these devices are being used against an unsuspecting populace, the FBI is insisting that any inquiries about the use of the technology be routed to the agency “in order to allow sufficient time for the FBI to intervene to protect the equipment/technology and information from disclosure and potential compromise.”
Image by Shephard Fairy**
One of the fundamentals of all societies is obedience to authority. Throughout antiquity, and in more primitive societies today, children are taught to obey the rules or guidelines set down by there ancestors. Usually these guidelines concern the social aspects of cooperation, respect for others and the environment and a willingness to insure that future generations survive and prosper. However, in western society this has now changed to obedience of the State, but abuse of others is increasing and respectfulness is becoming a rare commodity. All this has been achieved through social engineering and a controlled society, which now pulses through our veins.
For thousands of years, an egalitarian way of life was common. However, with the rise of empire and the coveted desire to exploit and control other clans, other tribes and other “nations”, that balanced approach changed to domination and subjugation. Why work hard yourself when the exploitation of the peasant class yielded massive amounts of wealth and power. Our history books are filled with the stories of multiple civilizations that prospered on the profiteering of weaker groups.
Today the notion of empires is an illusion. The United States, for example, is actually not the aggressor that it is made out to be. It is the corporations that own America or Britain and elsewhere, that are the aggressors. They have achieved this status through the monopolization of resources, control of systems such as the financial industry, medical industry, food industry and even the legal industry. A cursory investigation into these systems shows that, not only are they wholly owned subsidiaries of mega-corporate networks, but that in a symbiotic relationship, they profit and feed off each other. What a wonderful bonanza it is when you can create sickness through a nutritionally deficient diet only to treat patients through money-gouging and controlled medical treatments. Of course, it has become necessary to demonize and ban alternative lifestyles and treatments, where the “expert” ridicules these as quackery.
Our obedience is essential to the welfare of the state-run system. A system that is predicated on abuse and exploitation of the masses. It is mandatory that we daily drink the state-sponsored “Kool-aid” which is forced upon us. Non-compliance is heresy. Belief in the fantasy we call “Media”, belief in the fantasy we call “Freedom”, belief in the fantasy of “Choice”, is just that. We have not progressed, we have succumbed to industrialized mass brainwashing by the State-Corporation. We Obey! -The Warrior
**“Another week, another stunning poster from the folks at Mondo. They might have outdone themselves this time; they’ve partnered with street artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey — he of the Barack Obama “Hope” poster and all sorts of amazing graffiti seen on buildings around the world and in the epic documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” — for a new poster of the classic film that helped inspire his aesthetic. John Carpenter’s “They Live” is one of the wackiest, boldest, and coolest movies of the 1980s: a stinging rebuke of Reagan-era consumerism and an over-the-top action movie starring wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. In the film, Piper’s character finds a pair of sunglasses that enable him to see the subliminal messages buried in marketing and advertising, along with the evil aliens disguised as humans who are controlling our minds with them. The subliminal messages say things like “NO INDEPENDENT THOUGHT” and “OBEY” which became the lynchpin of Fairey’s own street art style.”
S = k. log W – ENTROPY
The word “entropy” has several meanings. As a scientific term (S = k. log W), it relates to the laws of thermodynamics as discovered by Ludwig Boltzmann in the late 1800’s. However, it can also used to describe society that is in a stage of “degeneration”.
There is a beautiful sadness when we look at images of decay, possibly more so in reference to modern eras rather than ancient civilizations. Although we marvel at the great Pyramids of Giza or the Acropolis in Greece, the decay of modern America, for example, has a specific power all of its own.
Maybe it was the promise of a better world, one where humans toiled less, where machines did our bidding and we had significant amounts of leisure time to spend with friends and family. Unfortunately, this appears to be an unrealistic myth, one that we insist on pursuing with no end in sight.
Bethlehem Steel – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – Photograph by Eric Holubow
“The Bethlehem Steel Corporation (1857–2003), based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was once the second-largest steel producer in the United States, after Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based U.S. Steel. After a decline in the U.S. steel industry and management problems leading to the company’s 2001 bankruptcy, Bethlehem Steel was also one of the largest shipbuilding companies in the world and one of the most powerful symbols of American industrial manufacturing leadership. Bethlehem Steel’s demise is often cited as one of the most prominent examples of the U.S. economy’s shift away from industrial manufacturing and its inability to compete with cheap foreign labor.” -Found at: http://ebow.org/artwork/1123191-Beth-Rails.html
Once the Industrial Revolution reached its peak and it became clear that carbon fuels would take care of the “heavy lifting” for multiple generations, factory owners faced the dilemma of a slow expansion and a lack of uncontrollable grown. Hence the creation of consumerism, where crap could be mass-produced until the universe died, or at least humanity became extinct.
It appears that there is a correlation between ever expanding consumerism and the dimming of consciousness. The more waste we create the less aware we become. But a mood of insensitivity is important to maintain within the populous if you want an exponential expansion of industrialism. However, the once sacred factories and companies of capitalistic United States are slowly crumbling and turning to dust as policy makers shift the work force to third-world nations in a deliberate attempt to cripple and then eliminate the working peoples. Now we can buy the same unless shit that we were making for half the price. Of course, once every financial drop of blood has been squeeze out of these new centres of commerce, they too will be thrown away just like the products that they once made. Unfortunately, it is the way of the world. -The Warrior
To believe that a powerful, super-wealthy group does not exist is a fantasy similar to thinking the world is flat. Greed and control appear to be common human traits seen throughout history. If you were a billionaire how much power would you wish to give to the public especially if it effected your “bottom-line”? The question though is to what extent does this control exist. Is it benign or overt? How far would an elitist group go in order to gain control or exert control over others? History speaks for itself and believing today that it has all changed for the better is a naive fallacy. The style or methodology might be different and the propaganda has improved but the results are the same, in fact the power exerted by a few is overwhelming.
We know that rulers and authority figures usually claim their position of power based on force and then later, hereditary. How do you think any King or Queen in antiquity became the head of the Tribe, county or country? By force, that’s how. Did the British Empire come about through benevolence and caring? Were nations conquered by handing out scones and rose-bushes? Come on… lets get real here. No, it was created through force, guile and underhanded tactics. The groundwork of subjugation was established millennia ago; a claimed superiority based on religion, race, creed, colour, birth-right etc. This is ingrained in our society, in our heritage, in our history and traditions, etc. The very fabric of our existence is to believe the myth that one group is better than another and we default to these myths and beliefs all the time. We now believe that the power-base lies with government rather than the People, a tragic mistake. Do you think for example that “countries” actually exist? Do you believe that longitude and latitude are real, that these lines are actually painted on the planets surface…of course not. It’s either for convenience or accepted social norms… and nothing is wrong with many of them. But confusing reality with these quaint myths can lead to problems.
It has always been an obsession of the Ruling Elite to prove conclusively that their social standing was the result of a Godly right along with mental superiority and not the fact that they lied, robbed and bullied their way to the top. If only they could finally prove that they were entitled to everything and the People to nothing, then there would be no need to exert so much energy in trying to keep the status quo and the People downtrodden. The People would accept the fact that they were dumb and stupid and that their job was to serve the Elite who were bright and exceptional. Throughout antiquity, they touted the “fact” that they had a God-given right to rule and subjugate the Masses starting with the “Divine Right of Kings” which today has morphed into the “Divine Right of Corporations”. -The Warrior
In celebration of the divine feminine and the Spring equinox. The Pagan holiday, now called Easter, is a festival of thankfulness for the bounty and fertility provided by Mother Earth looking forward to Summer. The sun has risen from its winter sleep. WS
“The goddess Inanna derives her name from the Sumerian words nin-anna meaning “queen of heaven”, and she was aptly associated with Venus, the brightest planet in the heavens. Embodying the contrasts of nature, Inanna was a goddess of love as well as war, the alluring goddess of fertility and sexual passion who also delighted in stirring up rage on the battlefield. In her appearance as the evening star on the western horizon, Venus/Inanna assumed her role as gentle love goddess. However when she appeared as the morning star heralding sunrise, she became the fierce goddess of war. One of the most popular and beloved goddesses of ancient Mesopotamia, people could identify with Inanna’s all too human passions and swings of behavior—her tenderness, promiscuity, jealousy, anger, and hubris, described in many stories.” Complete article found at:
Think that the TV is just for entertainment, more like Mind-Control. Here is the Patent that shows exactly what this technology can be used for.
US 20020188164 A1
“Most people are not concerned about the problems we are creating on earth. Our whole attitude towards this planet is that it is disposable. Everyone thinks that they can take anything they want, exploit it, and then conveniently throw it away. So many things have become disposable, not only diapers, towels, plates and spoons, but babies, wives, husbands and old people too”.
~ Jagad Guru Chris Butler (Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa) © 2007 Science of Identity Foundation -Found at: http://www.jagadguruchrisbutler.com/
Image by: Pawel Kuczynski
“At Fox and Fox News, 10 percent of the claims we’ve rated have been True, 11 percent Mostly True, 18 percent Half True, 21 percent Mostly False, 31 percent False and nine percent Pants on Fire. That means about 60 percent of the claims we’ve checked have been rated Mostly False or worse.”
Complete statistics found at:
Image found at: http://safwatsaleem.com/A-Bunch-of-Crock