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- Published on Friday, 24 February 2017 09:32
Unusual weather is want to provoke the "it's climate change" reaction - similar to yesterday's brainwashing video, we've been subjected to decades of the climate change même (it was the "global warming" même before it became apparent that the claimed runaway warming was non-existent). But weather IS NOT climate and extreme weather is not in any way related to global temperatures, irrespective of the causes of temperature change.
The Great “Extreme Weather” Climate Change Propaganda Con
The “Extreme Weather” meme has earned its place in climate change history as the fundamental driver of climate scaremongering, used deceptively and effectively to promote the catastrophic man-made climate change theory by instilling fear, doom and gloom directly into the human psyche through simple imagery and repetitive correlation rhetoric.
Even though “weather” is not climate, the daily bombardment via news and multi-media of climatic disaster clips provide more than enough evidence for the casual observer to convince them that the climate is in fact changing as a direct result of human CO2 emissions.
In spite of the prevalence of climate change propaganda, many are waking up to the lies and deception around the man-made global warming myth and are expressing their doubts with well referenced arguments. What is the reaction of publications such as Popular Science? Rather than engage in healthy debate, they stop people expressing their views publicly because it may wake others up to the reality: man-made global warming is another scam. There has even been talk of making it illegal to express scepticism.
PopSci Kills Comments, Blames Global Warming, Evolution
First they came for the BoingBoing comments, then they came for the Popular Science comments, then they came for... wait, that pretty much sums up the current state of affairs. After BoingBoing opted to scrap its in-article comments for a forum in a few months back in June, PopSci just announced its decision to follow in suit with an article entitled "Why We're Shutting Off Our Comments". This remarkable act of reader censorship is backed by a number of questionable assertions -- most notably the notion that reader comments undermine the preaching of a "scientific doctrine" and that "comments are bad for science."
A recent edition of "questions for Corbett" considered: Why would people lie about climate? This question is addressed 16min 26sec into the video and explains how, contrary to popular myth, big oil is funding climate change hysteria rather than debunking it.
But on whose behalf are "big oil" (eg. Shell) and the World Wildlife Fund acting for? The Structural Elite, principally Rockefellers and Rothschilds who hatched and announced the global warming plot decades ago.
As was said in yesterday's Daily Pickings, we have to challenge all our beliefs, many of which have been inculcated over decades through constant repetition, playing on our fears to make us feel guilty if we question accepted narratives. Time to wake up! When you realise how we've been played, it'll make you crazy but once that passes, we can work on removing power from the charlatans, thieves and murderers.
- Published on Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:57
We grow through learning. In many respects our education and belief systems act like a staircase. We learn facts and skills and once learned, these "steps" are relied on to build further learning and understanding. Having climbed some way up the staircase, we're disinclined to go back down the stairs to "unlearn" or verify what we've taken as read.
The reasons for this can be many and various: laziness, other priorities or because our status, place and view of the world are reliant on the character and shape of the staircase we've climbed. Revisiting what we think we know may negate everything we've "learned" and have come to believe subsequently; shock horror, we may even discover we're on the wrong staircase leading us to nowhere or worse.
Bearing this in mind, one has to persevere with this next video because if you are of a certain disposition, it will repel you initially but as it unfolds, the beliefs many hold dear are revealed as false, illogical and untenable. You may have to watch it more than once for its true import to sink in. The research we've undertaken within Critical Thinking corroborates most of what is claimed and explained.
Some of us have had to revisit the lower steps on our staircase, giving us a very different understanding of the world - essentially upending our "staircase" - it is a far from comfortable experience but once we've been through shock, anger etc. (a kind of trauma) we have a much better sense of the world as it is today.
If we are not prepared to consider alternatives to widely held beliefs, we risk drifting into "a world where the living envy the dead". Please watch the video, no matter how difficult or repellent you find it - understanding the world as it is is essential for us all.
- Published on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 09:53
Paedophilia and human trafficking operate on multiple levels and when celebrity speaks, it is tempting to throw our support behind everything they propose, following our natural sympathy and empathy.
* the above video clip has been removed but it can be seen here:
But before getting carried away with an emotive response, let's examine one of Ashton's specific proposals, to break anonymity on the internet; he refers to Tor. The biggest threat to us all is centralised power and the surveillance state. The US, UK and Israeli intelligence services collude to gather information, close down dissent and control us all. So before we applaud his demand for breaking anonymity on the web, let's think.
Before going after the "non-authorised" perpetrators who are the inevitable foot soldiers of the human sex and trafficking industry, let's remove the levers of power from those at the top of the pyramid. They've corrupted our society by using media to seduce, kidnap, abuse and murder our children.
As commendable as Ashton's work is, he should look to Hollywood and media industry before pointing the finger elsewhere to get us to submit to yet more draconian control over our lives. Paedophilia is rife within media and media is a primary lever of control - always think of the whole system because knee-jerk, emotional reactions endanger our children and our future. Ashton Kuthcher's video is designed to elicit an emotional response... and it works (don't forget, he's a trained actor) - so let's not be played, eh?
- Published on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 07:03
Fear stalks the world in many guises but do we have reasons to be fearful? Some cite the threat of war with Russia but there's no evidence that the Russian people, nor her leadership want war.
Sandwiching NATO in Ukraine, by Scott Humor
“Europe faces the risk of another major war. In 1939, Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland triggered the Second World War. Today the possible trip wire is not Poland, but Ukraine. And the aggressor will not be Adolf Hitler, but Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.”
That’s a statement; it’s not an analyses, or expert opinion, its a statement of intent.
In some respects, this prospect of confrontation is rooted in cultural attitudes which, in the West, have been fomented through media and politics, pitting "traditionalists" against so called "liberals" but liberalism has taken on a sinister guise, a form of tyranny.
Alexander Dugin on the Heartland versus the Heartless: The Neocon and Neoliberal Plan for Russia (and America) by James Wald
Today, in realizing the ‘liberty from’, we understand ever better that this nihilistic agenda is leading us to an abyss.… A declaration of individual freedom in effect means total dependence of the common man on the oligarchy. Individual freedom abolishes all forms of collective identity. One is not allowed to be a supporter of a national state or a religious institution, because this is not politically correct.
There is a domestic dimension to fear in Europe arising from the new phase in the war on us all - induced mass migration. The forces of law and order are struggling to cope with rising violence and overt assertion of immigrant power; this is particularly acute in France (as evidenced by unreported riots) and Sweden where women have become targets of violent aggression.
In the schools, one can see the war coming John Dübeck, High school teacher of English and history
Sweden is not immune from civil war. Especially not when the media and politicians help to whip up hatred between the ethnic groups that exist in reality. The media and the politicians are fully aware of the situation. They divide and rule in order to maintain their power. Lack of seeing the reality can not explain it. Everything is clear to all who choose to see. Those who seek power will always find ways to divide people and call it compassion.
Refusal to confront and discuss emotive issues such as race, culture and Jewish power over media, academia, money and politics is leading us to dark places. Only light and visibility will show us the way forward into a new paradigm where such differences are eclipsed by our common interest. We have a choice, to live in fear of the "other" or confront our fears head on to discover that once we strip away ideology and distrust, we all want the same things for ourselves, our families and communities: to live in freedom, harmony and prosperity.
From here this looks almost impossible but it's not.