Category: America

Nov 15

Catharsis On The Mall’ Brings Burning Man Spirit To Washington DC For Weekend Of Paganism And Gaia Worship

The massive metal dragon, known as Abraxas, is itself a Burning Man veteran and will roll through the streets around the Capitol during a protest march at dawn Sunday. On Saturday night, a small wooden temple will be set ablaze under the close eye of fire marshals. The burning of the temple is at the heart of the catharsis concept that provides the event’s name. Visitors will be encouraged to leave notes or pictures in the temple that symbolize traumas or pains — the burn will symbolize the release of that trauma.

by Geoffrey Grider November 10, 2017

Coming today to the National Mall: a 70-foot-long metal dragon on wheels that doubles as a stage. A wooden temple that will be set ablaze. And events called “cascading into compassion” and the “consciousness hacking meet-up.”

“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.” Revelation 9:20,21 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: We years now, we’ve been telling you about the world’s largest pagan gathering called Burning Man in the Nevada desert. This weekend, a scaled-down version of that New Age demon worship will be on display at the National Mall in Washington, DC. The centerpiece of the celebration will be a massive red metal dragon called Abraxas that breathes fire from his mouth. Astute students of the Bible will immediately make the connection in Revelation 13 where Satan is revealed to be a 7-headed red dragon. Other celebration “highlights” include the Rainbow Portal tribute to transsexuals and the LGBTQP, the Graphic Sex Project, the Sacred Water Pyramid, and the Donald Dance Floor for mocking our president. Read the full list here. But just so there’s no doubt in your mind, this is classic idol worship mentioned and warned about so often in the Bible in both Testaments including Paul’s epistles for the Church Age. It is also the main structure of what will be the One World Religion during the time of Jacob’s Trouble after the Rapture of the Church

That’s the vision for Catharsis on the Mall , a three-day event that seeks to bring a small slice of the famed Burning Man festival to the foot of the Washington Monument. The event starts Friday afternoon and will continue round-the-clock through Sunday with seminars, events and performances in tents, stages and camps.

Organizers envision a scaled-down version of Burning Man, the raucous festival in the Nevada desert that draws thousands each year and features outlandish costumes and the burning of a massive wooden figure. However, they say the Catharsis event is designed to be more of a political protest and spiritual vigil than the controlled chaos of Burning Man.

“There’s a deeply spiritual side to what we’re trying to do,” said Adam Eidinger, a local activist who has helped organize Catharsis events in Washington for the past three years. “Having sacred fire on the mall is a very religious thing.”

The massive metal dragon, known as Abraxas, is itself a Burning Man veteran and will roll through the streets around the Capitol during a protest march at dawn Sunday. On Saturday night, a small wooden temple will be set ablaze under the close eye of fire marshals.

The burning of the temple is at the heart of the catharsis concept that provides the event’s name. Visitors will be encouraged to leave notes or pictures in the temple that symbolize traumas or pains — the burn will symbolize the release of that trauma.

This year, the event carries feminist themes and a focus on women’s issues in general. One emphasis will be on the Equal Rights Amendment, the proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal treatment under the law regardless of gender. It was approved by Congress in 1972, but never ratified by the necessary 38 states. The ratification deadline expired in 1982, but activists hope to revive it.

One aspect that won’t be part of the event is R-Evolution, a 47-foot-high sculpture of a nude woman in a yoga pose that was featured at this year’s Burning Man. Organizers worked with the National Park Service on the issue for months and in September received permission to erect the sculpture and leave it up for about four months. However, the Interior Department abruptly reversed course and in an Oct. 25 letter the Park Service rejected the sculpture, saying the permission had been “issued to you in error.”

The rejection letter said the sculpture could damage the National Mall’s grass and was “likely to have an adverse effect on the aesthetics, including the cultural identity, of the area.”

Organizers believe their plans were rejected for political reasons. They say early publicity may have hurt them: An artist’s rendering of the statue that was widely printed in the media depicted a sculpture that looked to be nearly half the height of the 550-foot Washington Monument.

National Park Service spokesman Michael Litterst said that “a number of new facts and circumstances” were brought to the attention of the NPS, resulting in a “reconsideration of the initial approval.”

Litterst, in an email to The Associated Press, said the sculpture was deemed to be larger than originally proposed and the crane that would be used to erect it judged to be “significantly heavier than originally proposed” and likely to damage both the grass and the concrete near the Washington Monument.

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Nov 13

Future Saudi king tightens grip on power with arrests including Prince Alwaleed

Stephen Kalin, Katie Paul

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s future king has tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal who is one of the kingdom’s most prominent businessmen.

Prince Alwaleed, a nephew of the king and owner of investment firm Kingdom Holding, invests in firms such as Citigroup and Twitter. He was among 11 princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers detained, three senior officials told Reuters on Sunday.

The purge against the kingdom’s political and business elite also targeted the head of the National Guard, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, who was detained and replaced as minister of the powerful National Guard by Prince Khaled bin Ayyaf.

The allegations against Prince Alwaleed include money laundering, bribery and extorting officials, one official told Reuters, while Prince Miteb is accused of embezzlement, hiring ghost employees and awarding contracts to his own companies including a $10 billion deal for walkie talkies and bulletproof military gear worth billions of Saudi riyals.

The allegations could not be independently verified and members of the families of those detained could not be reached.

News of the purge came soon after King Salman decreed late on Saturday the creation of an anti-corruption committee chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, his 32-year-old favorite son who has amassed power since rising from obscurity three years ago.

The new body was given broad powers to investigate cases, issue arrest warrants and travel restrictions, and seize assets.

“The homeland will not exist unless corruption is uprooted and the corrupt are held accountable,” the royal decree said.

Analysts said the arrests were another pre-emptive measure by the crown prince to remove powerful figures as he exerts control over the world’s leading oil exporter.

The roundup recalls the palace coup in June through which he ousted his elder cousin, Mohammed bin Nayef, as heir to the throne and interior minister.

MbS, as he is known, was expected to follow at least by removing Prince Miteb from leadership of the National Guard, a pivotal power base rooted in the kingdom’s tribes.

Over the past year, MbS has become the ultimate decision-maker for the kingdom’s military, foreign, economic and social policies, causing resentment among parts of the Al Saud dynasty frustrated by his meteoric rise.

Saudi Arabia’s stock index was dragged down briefly but recovered to close higher as some investors bet the crackdown could bolster reforms in the long run.

The royal decree said the arrests were in response to “exploitation by some of the weak souls who have put their own interests above the public interest, in order to, illicitly, accrue money.”

REFORM AGENDA

The line between public funds and royal money is not always clear in Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy ruled by an Islamic system in which most law is not systematically codified and no elected parliament exists.

WikiLeaks cables have detailed the huge monthly stipends that every Saudi royal receives as well as various money-making schemes some have used to finance lavish lifestyles.

Analysts said the purge aimed to go beyond corruption and aimed to remove potential opposition to Prince Mohammed’s ambitious reform agenda, which is widely popular with Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning youth population but faces resistance from some of the old guard more comfortable with the kingdom’s traditions of incremental change and rule by consensus.

In September, the king announced that a ban on women driving would be lifted, while Prince Mohammed is trying to break decades of conservative tradition by promoting public entertainment and visits by foreign tourists.

The crown prince has also slashed state spending in some areas and plans a big sale of state assets, including floating part of state oil giant Saudi Aramco [IPO-ARMO.SE] on international markets.

FILE PHOTO – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Prince Mohammed has also led Saudi Arabia into a two-year-old war in Yemen, where the government says it is fighting Iran-aligned militants, and a row with neighboring Qatar, which it accuses of backing terrorists, a charge Doha denies. Detractors of the crown prince say both moves are dangerous adventurism.

The most recent crackdown breaks with the tradition of consensus within the ruling family, wrote James Dorsey, a senior fellow at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

“Prince Mohammed, rather than forging alliances, is extending his iron grip to the ruling family, the military, and the National Guard to counter what appears to be more widespread opposition within the family as well as the military to his reforms and the Yemen war,” he said.

Scholar Joseph Kechichian said the interests of the Al Saud dynasty, however, would remain protected.

“Both King Salman and heir apparent Mohammed bin Salman are fully committed to them. What they wish to instill, and seem determined to execute, is to modernize the ruling establishment, not just for the 2030 horizon but beyond it too,” he said.

Many ordinary Saudis praised the crackdown as long-awaited.

OPULENT HOTEL

A Saudi official said former Riyadh Governor Prince Turki bin Abdullah was detained on accusations of corruption in the Riyadh Metro project and taking advantage of his influence to award contracts to his own companies.

Former Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf, a board member of national oil giant Saudi Aramco, was also detained, accused of embezzlement related to the expansion of Mecca’s Grand Mosque and taking advantage of his position and inside information to purchase lands, the official added.

Other detainees include ousted Economy Minister Adel Fakieh, who once played a major role in drafting MbS’ reforms, and Khalid al-Tuwaijiri, who headed the Royal Court under the late King Abdullah.

People on Twitter applauded the arrests of certain ministers, with some comparing them to “the night of the long knives”, a violent purge of political leaders in Nazi Germany in 1934.

Bakr bin Laden, chairman of the big Saudi Binladin construction group, and Alwaleed al-Ibrahim, owner of the MBC television network, were also detained.

At least some of the detainees were held at the opulent Ritz-Carlton hotel in the diplomatic quarter of Riyadh, said sources in contact with the government and guests whose plans had been disrupted.

The hotel’s exterior gate was shuttered on Sunday morning and guards turned away a Reuters reporter, saying it had been closed for security reasons, although private cars and ambulances were seen entering through a rear entrance.

The hotel and an adjacent facility were the site of an international conference promoting Saudi Arabia as an investment destination just 10 days ago attended by at least one of those now being held for questioning.

The detentions follow a crackdown in September on political opponents of Saudi Arabia’s rulers that saw some 30 clerics, intellectuals and activists detained.

Prince Alwaleed, a flamboyant character, has sometimes used his prominence as an investor to aim barbs at the kingdom’s rulers.

In December 2015, he called then-U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump a “disgrace to all America” and demanded on Twitter that he withdraw from the election.

Trump responded by tweeting: “Dopey Prince @Alwaleed_Talal wants to control our U.S. politicians with daddy’s money. Can’t do it when I get elected.”

His father, Prince Talal, is considered one of the most vocal supporters of reform in the Al Saud family, having pressed for a constitutional monarchy decades ago.

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Nov 08

Major Rabbi: Texas Church Shooting Is Battle in “War on Prayer and God”

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz November 6, 2017 , 11:30 am

“The death of His faithful ones is grievous in Hashem’s sight.” Psalms 116:15 (The Israel Bible™)

The horrific mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people while they were praying in their church on Sunday, brought death directly into a house of worship, waging what one rabbi called an “attack on prayer and the Creator.”

At 11:30, 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley approached the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas and shot two people outside the church. He then entered the small building and, in the middle of their prayer service, opened fire with a Ruger AR-556 semi-automatic rifle. At least 27 people were killed and 20 injured in the small church.

The victims ranged in age from five to 72 years old, with the pastor’s 14-year-old daughter and a pregnant woman reportedly among the dead. The shooting was the deadliest mass killing at a place of worship in modern American history, and the most fatal shooting in Texas.

Kelley was confronted by an armed civilian and fled the scene in a car. Two men drove in pursuit of Kelly until he veered off the road and stopped. When police arrived, they verified that Kelley was dead inside his car, though as of now it is unclear whether he committed suicide or was killed by those pursuing him.

Rabbi Yosef Berger noted that a mass murder in a church during prayer on this scale is unprecedented, indicating that the world is about to undergo a major transition.

“The world is entering a new period leading up to the Moshiach (Messiah) and the old rules no longer apply,” Rabbi Berger told Breaking Israel News. “The laws of nature have been cancelled out and we are seeing a time when natural disasters are commonplace. Rules of how people act, even in the worst of circumstances, have changed.”

The rabbi said that the norms pertaining to bloodshed in the End of Days will change drastically. He cited Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon, a Spanish Torah authority from the twelfth century known by the acronym Rambam.

“Rambam hinted at this when he wrote that in the days of the Messiah, three more cities of refuge will be added to Israel,” Rabbi Berger said.

The Torah commands the Jews to establish cities of refuge for those who kill inadvertently to escape revenge from the relatives of their victims. In later days, which Rabbi Berger understands to be those of the Messiah, Israel is commanded to add three new refuge cities.

If you faithfully observe all this Instruction that I enjoin upon you this day, to love Hashem your God and to walk in His ways at all times—then you shall add three more towns to those three. Deuteronomy 19:9

Rabbi Berger believes that this teaching has a direct relevance for the Texas shooting because it indicates that “killing, intentional and unintentional, will become far more commonplace in the days before Messiah.”

“The message is clear,” Rabbi Berger concluded. “We can no longer rely on the rules of man or even the rules of nature. We need to rely only on heaven above.”

Rabbi Chaim Amsalem, a former Knesset member for Shas, decried the act, saying that it cut across all boundaries of religion and was an assault on a basic universal tenet of humanity.

“Any murder is vile,” Rabbi Amsalem told Breaking Israel News. “But to kill people while they are praying to heaven, and it doesn’t matter if it is a church, mosque or synagogue, is an attack on the Creator they are praying to.

“To kill people while they are praying, while they are directing their hearts to God, it is an intentional attack on prayer and can only be done by someone who has no fear of God.”

The rabbi drew a Biblical parallel. “If people like that exist, the world cannot exist,” he explained. “That is precisely why God destroyed the world in the flood. The world before the flood could not go on because it was entirely full of violence and totally empty of God-fearing people.”

The investigation in Sutherland Springs is ongoing and officials are hard-pressed to find a possible motive. Kelley was a former U.S. Air Force member who, according to Defense Department records, was sentenced to a “bad-conduct discharge, 12 months confinement, and two reductions in rank to basic airman” after he was court-martialed in 2012.

With a dishonorable discharge and court martial in his record, it would be illegal for Devin Patrick Kelley to purchase or possess a firearm like an AR-15 in the United States, according to the Gun Trust Lawyer.

An outpouring of support came from Israel for those affected by the shooting.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted a condemnation of the “savagery” and pledged Israel’s spiritual support.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin tweeted condolences from Spain.

Interfaith leader Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, condemned the killing and called for a response of religious unity.

“Terror that penetrates into a house of prayer is a cruel and terrible terror, a terror that seeks to cut down the faithful lives of innocent people,” said Rabbi Eckstein in a statement.

He emphasized the need for interfaith support at this time. “In such difficult moments, all members of the Jewish and Muslim faith must transcend the gaps and condemn any attack, in order to ensure that such shocking events will not recur again,” the rabbi added.

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Nov 01

Key Kurdish-held border crossing falls to Iranian control, cuts US army land supply line to Syria

Oct 29, 2017 @ 23:03 Iran, Iraqi army, Iraqi-Syrian border crossing, IRGC, Kurds, US army

The Iraqi army and Shiite Hashd Shaabi Brigades militias under Iranian Revolutionary Guards command seized the strategically important northern Iraqi-Syrian border crossing of Faysh Khabur on Saturday, Oct. 28, forcing the Kurdish Peshmerga into another retreat after this month’s fall of oil-rich Kirkuk.

The joint Iraqi-Iranian operation was conducted surreptitiously, masked as an Iraqi military operation “to liberate al Qaim from ISIS” – with which Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi laid a red herring.

This operation, choreographed by Guards General Qassem Soleimani, wrapped up his scheme to round off Iran’s control of the northern sector of that border, in order to achieve four strategic objectives:

  1. To cut off the overland corridor between Iraqi Kurdistan and the three Syrian enclaves ruled by the YPG militia. The Syrian militia is now barred from coming to the aid of its Iraqi brothers, the peshmerga.
    2. To shut the only open door remaining to Kurdish residents wishing to travel outside Iraqi Kurdistan. The Iraqi government has cut all its air links by seizing the international airports of Irbil and Suliemeniyeh and threatening to shoot down any planes using them. The siege of semiautonomous Iraqi Kurdistan is therefore complete.
  2. Faysh Khabur was also the only land crossing the American army had the use of used for moving supplies to US forces stationed in northern Syria. The US army is now left only with air transit.
  3. Iran’s overland bridge to Syria via Iraq is now complete unimpeded by either the US or Israel.

Many people in the Middle East are asking again where were the US Trump administration and its pledges not to let Iran build a land bridge through Iraq to Syria. And where were Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and their tough rhetoric vowing not to allow Iran to deepen its military grip on Syria? While they made speeches and tweeted, Tehran with swift cunning ran off with high-value strategic and military assets.

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Oct 30

US Air Force Preparing To Put Nuclear-Equipped Bombers Back On 24-Hour Ready Alert Status As Global Tensions Rise

“I’ve challenged…Air Force Global Strike Command to help lead the dialog, help with this discussion about ‘What does conventional conflict look like with a nuclear element?’ and ‘Do we respond as a global force if that were to occur?’ and ‘What are the options?’” he said. “How do we think about it — how do we think about deterrence in that environment?” Asked if placing B-52s back on alert — as they were for decades — would help with deterrence, Goldfein said it’s hard to say. “Really it depends on who, what kind of behavior are we talking about, and whether they’re paying attention to our readiness status,” he said.

by Geoffrey Grider October 22, 2017

The U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status not seen since the Cold War ended in 1991.

That means the long-dormant concrete pads at the ends of this base’s 11,000-foot runway — dubbed the “Christmas tree” for their angular markings — could once again find several B-52s parked on them, laden with nuclear weapons and set to take off at a moment’s notice.

“This is yet one more step in ensuring that we’re prepared,” Gen. David Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, said in an interview during his six-day tour of Barksdale and other U.S. Air Force bases that support the nuclear mission. “I look at it more as not planning for any specific event, but more for the reality of the global situation we find ourselves in and how we ensure we’re prepared going forward.”

Goldfein and other senior defense officials stressed that the alert order had not been given, but that preparations were under way in anticipation that it might come. That decision would be made by Gen. John Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, or Gen. Lori Robinson, the head of U.S. Northern Command. STRATCOM is in charge of the military’s nuclear forces and NORTHCOM is in charge of defending North America.

This B-52 Air Force Bomber Can Hold 70,000 Lbs. in Weapons:

Putting the B-52s back on alert is just one of many decisions facing the Air Force as the U.S. military responds to a changing geopolitical environment that includes North Korea’s rapidly advancing nuclear arsenal, President Trump’s confrontational approach to Pyongyang, and Russia’s increasingly potent and active armed forces.

Goldfein, who is the Air Force’s top officer and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is asking his force to think about new ways that nuclear weapons could be used for deterrence, or even combat.

“The world is a dangerous place and we’ve got folks that are talking openly about use of nuclear weapons,” he said. “It’s no longer a bipolar world where it’s just us and the Soviet Union. We’ve got other players out there who have nuclear capability. It’s never been more important to make sure that we get this mission right.”

During his trip across the country last week, Goldfein encouraged airmen to think beyond Cold War uses for ICBMs, bombers and nuclear cruise missiles.

“I’ve challenged…Air Force Global Strike Command to help lead the dialog, help with this discussion about ‘What does conventional conflict look like with a nuclear element?’ and ‘Do we respond as a global force if that were to occur?’ and ‘What are the options?’” he said. “How do we think about it — how do we think about deterrence in that environment?”

Asked if placing B-52s back on alert — as they were for decades — would help with deterrence, Goldfein said it’s hard to say.

“Really it depends on who, what kind of behavior are we talking about, and whether they’re paying attention to our readiness status,” he said.

Already, various improvements have been made to prepare Barksdale — home to the 2d Bomb Wing and Air Force Global Strike Command, which oversees the service’s nuclear forces — to return B-52s to an alert posture. Near the alert pads, an old concrete building — where B-52 crews during the Cold War would sleep, ready to run to their aircraft and take off at a moment’s notice — is being renovated.

Inside, beds are being installed for more than 100 crew members, more than enough room for the crews that would man bombers positioned on the nine alert pads outside. There’s a recreation room, with a pool table, TVs and a shuffleboard table. Large paintings of the patches for each squadron at Barksdale adorn the walls of a large stairway.

A Rare Peek Inside The E-4B ‘Doomsday’ Plane:

One painting — a symbol of the Cold War — depicts a silhouette of a B-52 with the words “Peace The Old Fashioned Way,” written underneath. At the bottom of the stairwell, there is a Strategic Air Command logo, yet another reminder of the Cold War days when American B-52s sat at the ready on the runway outside.

Those long-empty B-52 parking spaces will soon get visits by two nuclear command planes, the E-4B Nightwatch and E-6B Mercury, both which will occasionally sit alert there. During a nuclear war, the planes would become the flying command posts of the defense secretary and STRATCOM commander, respectively. If a strike order is given by the president, the planes would be used to transmit launch codes to bombers, ICBMs and submarines. At least one of the four nuclear-hardened E-4Bs — formally called the National Airborne Operations Center, but commonly known as the Doomsday Plane — is always on 24-hour alert.

Barksdale and other bases with nuclear bombers are preparing to build storage facilities for a new nuclear cruise missile that is under development. During his trip, Goldfein received updates on the preliminary work for a proposed replacement for the 400-plus Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the new long-range cruise missile.

“Our job is options,” Goldfein said. “We provide best military advice and options for the commander in chief and the secretary of defense. Should the STRATCOM commander require or the NORTHCOM commander require us to [be on] a higher state of readiness to defend the homeland, then we have to have a place to put those forces.”

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Oct 18

Is A ‘Mass Programming’ Or ‘Covert Attack’ Event Now Underway With ‘Dangerous Sounds Manipulating Minds’?

MSM Asks Audience To Listen To ‘Sonic Attack Sound’ That Harmed US Cuban Embassy Employees

By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die

In this brand new story over at the Associated Press seeing a lot of attention right now across the MSM they embed a video which includes a 5-second segment of the bizarre sound being called a ‘sonic attack’ and being blamed by US Embassy employees in Havana, Cuba for causing disturbances with their hearing, cognition, vision, balance, sleep and numerous other problems.

The AP story begins “It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they’re colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect.” We have chosen not to embed that video but you can find it across YouTube or at the AP story if you really want to listen to it – we’ll pass!

And while this first publicly disseminated version of the sound is quite brief, the AP reports “the recordings themselves are not believed to be dangerous to those who listen. Sound experts and physicians say they know of no sound that can cause physical damage when played for short durations at normal levels through standard equipment like a cellphone or computer.”

Yet despite their assurances, we’ll avoid listening as we’ve long been aware of the usage of tones and frequencies, sometimes completely hidden from the actual ‘hearing range’ of humans, being used to not only inflict pain but to ‘program’ the masses such as is reported in this recent story over at IFL Science which tells us, “scientists have identified the ‘fear frequency'”.

Instead, we’ll take a look at a few of the comments on the video from a few people who claimed to have either listened to the brief, 5-second sound or avoided it altogether as we chose to do, with one comparing the effects of it to LRAD sound cannons. The top rated comment seen first is obviously just sarcasm, or is it? The 2nd comment shared an interesting opinion on the 1st comment from someone who claimed to have listened to it and describes to us the negative ‘side effects’ including a lingering ‘sick’ feeling.

Our next commenter broke the sound down for us from a technical point of view.

As we see in this final comment below, this person compares it to an LRAD and warned it’ll leave you with an ear ache. It does not appear that the LRAD is a banned weapon of war as the commenter mentions, though, but we have proof that sonic weapons can kill.

As Mac Slavo recently reported over at SHTFPlan, scientists have discovered that it’s possible to ‘hack your own brain’ and certain brain frequencies are associated with different moods and personality traits, from happiness and joy to anxiety and depression. And as we learn below, there are patents out there on ‘nervous system manipulation’ by monitor. If we think about how many monitors are out in the world, including cell phones, just imagine how much ‘manipulation’ is going on!

It has long been reported that Nazi scientist Joseph Mengele and others were “reading” brain waves via magnetic resonance graphing and as we reported on ANP back on October 11th, mind control in America via MKUltra and Project Monarch have gone from Nazi Germany to the CIA to Disney to Hollywood. Isn’t it time Americans ‘break the spell?’

And we must remember, according to this August 8th story over at Sputnik, a vast swathe of documents revealing the extent of US government influence in Hollywood – including editing scripts, and blocking critical movies from ever being made – have been unearthed, indicating US officials have covertly helped produce at least 800 major movies and 1,000 television shows since 1910. That’s right, the CIA and ‘deep state’ have long been influencing our TV and news.

As we previously mentioned, when public television across the country switched over from analog to an all-digital signal several years ago, many suspected foul play with reports that digital TV’s broadcast frequencies could be used as mind-control psychotronics with US Patent #US6505148 B2 specifically titled “Nervous System Manipulation By Electromagnetic Fields From Monitors”. Another story on the patent from Dane Wigington at his GeoEngineering Watch website.

The abstract and claims from US patent #US6505148 B2 seen below are telling.

ABSTRACT

Physiological effects have been observed in a human subject in response to stimulation of the skin with weak electromagnetic fields that are pulsed with certain frequencies near ½ Hz or 2.4 Hz, such as to excite a sensory resonance. Many computer monitors and TV tubes, when displaying pulsed images, emit pulsed electromagnetic fields of sufficient amplitudes to cause such excitation. It is therefore possible to manipulate the nervous system of a subject by pulsing images displayed on a nearby computer monitor or TV set. For the latter, the image pulsing may be imbedded in the program material, or it may be overlaid by modulating a video stream, either as an RF signal or as a video signal. The image displayed on a computer monitor may be pulsed effectively by a simple computer program. For certain monitors, pulsed electromagnetic fields capable of exciting sensory resonances in nearby subjects may be generated even as the displayed images are pulsed with subliminal intensity.

1. A method for manipulating the nervous system of a subject located near a monitor, the monitor emitting an electromagnetic field when displaying an image by virtue of the physical display process, the subject having a sensory resonance frequency, the method comprising:

creating a video signal for displaying an image on the monitor, the image having an intensity;

modulating the video signal for pulsing the image intensity with a frequency in the range 0.1 Hz to 15 Hz;

and setting the pulse frequency to the resonance frequency.

2. A computer program for manipulating the nervous system of a subject located near a monitor, the monitor emitting an electromagnetic field when displaying an image by virtue of the physical display process, the subject having cutaneous nerves that fire spontaneously and have spiking patterns, the computer program comprising:

a display routine for displaying an image on the monitor, the image having an intensity;

a pulse routine for pulsing the image intensity with a frequency in the range 0.1 Hz to 15 Hz;

and a frequency routine that can be internally controlled by the subject, for setting the frequency;

whereby the emitted electromagnetic field is pulsed, the cutaneous nerves are exposed to the pulsed electromagnetic field, and the spiking patterns of the nerves acquire a frequency modulation.

As has also been reported, LRAD sound cannons are a perfect example of using sounds as a weapon as seen in the 2nd video below which shows the LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device) being used for the first time in the US in Pittsburgh during the G20 summit back in September of 2009. Warning for anyone who chooses to listen to that video – please turn the volume down.

With LRAD sound waves capable of traveling in all directions from the source, anyone who has had one used against them describe the sound as absolutely piercing to the point that it crosses the threshold of pain – sound has become a weapon.

And as we reported on ANP back on September 29th, visual evidence shows that the mysterious towers that are popping up all over New York at numerous tunnels and bridges also contain such ‘crowd control weapons’.

The first video below is a mainstream media report about the bizarre sonic weapons attacks in Cuba and the Trump administrations decision to pull more than half of the staff back to the United States in light of them.

As previously mentioned, the 2nd video below shows LRAD being used in Pittsburgh back in 2009 while the 3rd video below reports that even private US citizens who have been visiting Cuba have been experiencing episodes similar to what the Cuban embassy employees are reporting, leading us to ask how far does this go?

In the final video below our videographer takes a long look at the history of television being used to ‘program the masses’ dating all the way back to soon after the beginning of TV and giving us another reason to ‘kill our televisions’ as ‘Waking Times’ reported back in 2014. As we read in this story from the True Democracy Party website, even back in 2012 there were countless new techniques, technologies and delivery methods of mind control including digital TV, HAARP, GWEN towers, silent sound and cell phone signals.  What new acoustic weapons or mind control devices might they have discovered since then?

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Oct 18

Now Erdogan Says Turkey Doesn’t Need U.S.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a group of regional governors that Turkey no longer needs the U.S. as diplomatic tensions with the NATO ally grow more intense.

October 13, 2017

The divorce is nearly over—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday his country no longer needs the U.S.

Blaming U.S. Ambassador John Bass—an Obama appointee who President Donald Trump has tapped to be Ambassador to Afghanistan—for the current diplomatic standoff, the Turkish leader told a group of regional governors:

“We are not a tribal state. We are the state of the Republic of Turkey and you will accept it. If you don’t, then sorry but we do not need you.

The decision taken by the U.S. Consulate and the statements made after it are not related to the truth or reality. A junta within the American bureaucracy that is related to the previous administration aims to sabotage relations between the new administration and Turkey.”

Erdogan made similar statements about the European Union recently, and has been building a warmer relationship with Russia and Iran, as well. Turkey is a NATO ally of the U.S.

The president is incensed by the U.S. decision to stop issuing non-immigrant visas in Turkey in the wake of his government’s arrest of consulate worker Metin Topuz. Ankara accuses him of taking part in the plot to overthrow the government in July of 2016.

State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert, however, said the decision for visa suspension was taken in coordination with the department, the White House and the National Security Council. Turkey has imposed a reciprocal arrangement with entry visas for Americans.

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Oct 16

Another Major Disaster Hits The U.S. – A Massive ‘Firestorm’ Is Burning Tens Of Thousands Of Acres In Northern California

By Michael Snyder, on October 9th, 2017

The nation is still reeling from a series of major disasters in recent weeks, and now another one has hit us.  At this moment, an enormous “firestorm” is consuming tens of thousands of acres in eight counties in northern California. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph are rapidly driving 15 large wildfires across Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Yuba, Nevada, Calaveras and Butte counties, and the devastation that is taking place is being described as “like Armageddon”.  Ultimately, it looks like this is going to be one of the worst months for wildfires in the history of the state, and all of this comes on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and the Las Vegas shooting.  Ever since late August, it seems like all hell has broken loose in America.

So far at least 1,500 structures have been destroyed, at least 20,000 people have been evacuated and at least 73,000 acres have been burned.  The smell of smoke has reached San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco, and California Governor Jerry Brown has officially declared a state of emergency.

If these wildfires were just consuming isolated parts of northern California, this wouldn’t be such a big story.  The reason why this crisis is getting so much attention from the national media is because some of these fires are raging “unchecked through high-end resorts, grocery stores and tree-lined neighborhoods”

More than a dozen wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through California wine country Monday, destroying at least 1,500 homes and businesses and sending thousands fleeing as flames raged unchecked through high-end resorts, grocery stores and tree-lined neighborhoods.

As he fled through the ember-stewn streets of his neighborhood in Santa Rosa, Jeff Okrepkie knew it was probably the last time he would see his home of the past five years standing.

His worst fears were confirmed Monday morning, when a friend sent him a photo of what was left: a smoldering heap of burnt metal and debris.

Could you imagine how helpless you would feel if you were forced to evacuate and you knew that your home and everything that you owned was about to be consumed by fire?

That is what thousands of northern Californians are facing right now.  In fact, many are getting out with so little time to spare that they can literally feel the heat from the flames as they drive away

“It was an inferno like you’ve never seen before,” said Marian Williams, who caravanned with neighbors before dawn as one of the wildfires reached the vineyards and ridges at her small Sonoma County town of Kenwood.

Ms Williams could feel the heat of her fire through the car as she fled. “Trees were on fire like torches,” she said.

At this point, Santa Rosa appears to be getting hit worse than just about anywhere else.

According to Cal Fire director Ken Pimlott, one major neighborhood within the city has already been completely destroyed

When winds pushed the Tubbs fire into Santa Rosa on Sunday night, it created “a firestorm within a city,” Cal Fire director Ken Pimlott said.

“It’s fair to say it’s been destroyed,” Pimlot said of Santa Rosa’s Fountaingrove neighborhood. Hotels, a big box store and a high school burned as the flames danced around the 101 Freeway.

“Late last night starting around 10 o’clock you had 50-60 mph winds that surfaced — really across the whole northern half of the state,” he said. “Every spark is going to ignite.”

Authorities are telling us that the big box store that was destroyed was a Kmart, and the hotel that was burned to the ground was a Hilton.  But even more disturbing was what happened to Journey’s End retirement community

In Santa Rosa, the fire gutted a Hilton hotel and flattened the Journey’s End retirement community, a trailer park not far from the freeway that crosses the city. Most of the trailers were leveled, leaving a smoldering debris field of household appliances, filing cabinets and the charred personal effects of more than 100 residents. Pieces of ash fell like snowflake flurries, and a pall of white smoke across the city blotted out the sun.

Insurance will cover the Kmart and the Hilton, but it is probably fair to say that a lot of the people living in that trailer park did not have adequate coverage.

Sadly, many of them will now be forced to start over with essentially nothing.

I don’t know if you have noticed, but wildfires are becoming a much bigger problem than they used to be.  We were already not too far behind the record pace that was set in 2015, and if this month continues to be really bad we could potentially set the all-time national record for number of acres burned in a single year by the end of 2017.

As I discuss in my brand new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters”, our planet is becoming increasingly unstable.  And for those living in the state of California, I would be extremely concerned about all of the shaking that we have been witnessing along the North American portion of the “Ring of Fire” lately.  The experts assure us that we are way overdue for “the Big One”, and when it happens it is going to be the worst disaster in the modern history of the state.

But hopefully things will start to settle down for at least a little while in our nation, because we have been put through quite a lot lately.  After Harvey, Irma, Las Vegas and now these California wildfires, we could definitely use some time to recover.

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Oct 11

Iran: US bases at risk if sanctions pass

By Julia Manchester – 10/08/17 11:03 AM EDT 492

The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is reportedly warning Washington against imposing sanctions on Tehran, saying U.S. military bases in the region would be at risk.

“As we’ve announced in the past, if America’s new law for sanctions is passed, this country will have to move their regional bases outside the 2,000 km range of Iran’s missiles,” Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Sunday, according to an Iranian state media report cited by Reuters. 

Jafari also addressed the White House’s announcement on Friday that President Trump would respond to Iran’s support for “terrorism,” a reference to the influential Revolutionary Guard security force.

“If the news is correct about the stupidity of the American government in considering the Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group, then the Revolutionary Guards will consider the American army to be like Islamic State all around the world particularly in the Middle East,” he said.

The comments come as Trump prepares to announce his decision on the multilateral Iran nuclear deal.

The president is approaching an Oct. 15 deadline to certify whether Iran is abiding by the terms of the agreement, which imposes restrictions on its nuclear capabilities in exchange for sanctions relief.

Trump has lashed out at the deal in the past, referring to it as “the worst deal I’ve ever seen.”

Various reports last Thursday said Trump plans to decertify the deal, which would trigger a congressional review over whether to reimpose nuclear sanctions.

Some administration officials, however, have argued in favor of preserving the deal in an effort to neutralize tensions with Tehran.

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Oct 09

Something Very Strange Is Happening In The New Madrid Region: The Mississippi River Is Drying Up In Some Areas – Another Warning Sign Of A Devastating Quake In The Near Future?

By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die

‘The preacher man says it’s the end of time. And the Mississippi River she’s a-goin’ dry’ – Hank Williams Jr. – Country Boys Can Survive

While most Americans eyes are glued upon Las Vegas, Nevada and what appears to be a massive false flag event there with shooter Stephen Paddock most likely not just an ‘ordinary white man’ as the msm would like us to believe but someone who’s been radicalized by either Islamic or Antifa terrorist propaganda, we thank people like videographers MrMBB333 and On Point Preparedness for keeping track of the bizarre earth changes that are now happening before our eyes and in none other than the New Madrid fault region.

While the ‘Ring of Fire’ has been on fire as shared in this recent Strange Sounds story warning that a string of catastrophic events along the Ring of Fire point to a potentially ‘much bigger event’ in the near future and while this East Bay Times story reports that an ‘earthquake thermometer’ shows that the Los Angeles region is near the ‘boiling point’, little reported is that the southern Illinois area just had its strongest quake in 6 years. And as we hear in each of the first 4 videos below, something very strange is happening now in the New Madrid region as water is vanishing along various points of the Mississippi River.

While most Americans likely never believed we’d hear the words of Hank Williams Jr. ‘Country Boys Can Survive’ song coming true before our very eyes, as videographer MrMBB333 tells us, parts of the Mississippi MAY be vanishing away into cracks in the ground. And just like Williams lyrics, “The preacher man say’s it’s the end of time. And the Mississippi River she’s a-goin’ dry”. For those in the mood for some Hank Williams Jr., that song is the last video at the bottom of this story.

As we see in the graphic above screenshot from over at Earthquake Track, a series of small earthquakes have recently struck the New Madrid region over the past 14 days with the 3 biggest quakes in the series coming in the past few days as we hear from our videographer in the 2nd video below. Interestingly, these recent quakes are also happening in the same area as where portions of the Mississippi are running dry. Just a coincidence? As our videographer asks, is the water disappearing into cracks in the surface of the Earth, possibly caused by the New Madrid fault re-awakening?

We feel that it’s probably not a coincidence that so many different ‘earth changes’ are now happening all around the world  with a horrific rockslide recently in Yosemite Park a possible precursor to a massive West Coast/California quake coming soon after a behemoth 8.1 quake struck Mexico, sending its shock waves all across America for several hours afterwards as detailed and proven in this recent Strange Sounds story.

As we see in the graphic above from the USGS, the New Madrid region is one of the ‘hot zones’ for earthquakes in the United States along with the entire West coast. While the last truly major earthquakes in the New Madrid region happened all the way back in 1800’s with a series of major quakes between 1811 and 1812, as we see in the 2nd graphic below, major damage from the 1895 magnitude 6 quake was experienced across parts of 8 different states and the shaking was felt as far away as New York, Washington DC, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana.

In this September 21st story over at Time they ask “Is The US Overdue For A Catastrophic Earthquake?” while outlining the cities across the US that are at the most risk while not surprisingly highlighting all of California and the Pacific Northwest. Warning in each of these cases its a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ and ‘its just a matter of time’, a New Madrid quake in 2017 could be beyond catastrophic we’re told with millions of people now living in a region only sparsely populated more than 200 years ago when a quake that would have measured 7.6 on the richter scale sent the Mississippi River briefly flowing backwards.

And while some ‘experts’ warn its nearly impossible to tell when the next killer quake will strike America, we’ve found that listening to ‘alternative media personalities’ such as MrMBB333 and ‘DutchSinse’ and ‘On Point Preparedness’ are giving the world a point of view that’s needed and as has been documented over and over again, earthquake predictions being made by these people ARE coming true whether or not the msm apparatus wants to believe it so or not.

And while of course we’re not in the position to guarantee that a massive New Madrid quake will be forthcoming in a matter of days or weeks, we along with countless others appreciate the efforts that these videographers make to warn Americans of  anomalies such as the Mississippi drying up in certain places. The first video below from videographer MrMBB333 titled “Mississippi River going dry ABOVE New Madrid Fault – Crack in ground?” has over 70,000 views already!

The third video below from our same videographer asks a great question, “where is the Mississippi River water going?  Going DRY not long after historic floods!” Any ideas, please let us know what you think in the comment section below. As even the USGS admits, earthquakes have long rattled the ‘Earth’s plumbing systems‘.

In this June 27th of 2017 story over at NASA they report that ‘solar minimum’ is now coming. Warning within their story that every 11 years or so, ‘sunspots fade away’, they report we’re now heading towards a low point expected to be reached sometime in 2019 or 2020. Days later on July 3rd, Newsweek reported “the sun is getting quieter and is displaying some very weird behavior” and as we hear in the 4th video below from On Point Preparedness, some of the biggest quakes in the history of the New Madrid have also occurred during ‘solar minimum’.

While it’s been argued by some that a New Madrid quake in the present day that rivaled those of the 1800’s could quite literally split America in two, causing the Great Lakes to overflow and the Mississippi River to widen all the way south to the Gulf of Mexico as seen in ‘The Future Map of North America’ above that was detailed in this Forbes story, we won’t hold our breaths waiting for such an event.

We simply see the videos below as more possible warning signs of ‘mass earth changes’ ahead, changes that as preppers we should be preparing for each and every day, anyways. We have long been warned by the Bible that our planet Earth would one day again be going through major ‘birth pangs’, information now scientifically proven as shared in this book by John L. Casey called “Upheaval!: Why Catastrophic Earthquakes Will Soon Strike the United States.

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