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Dots - time joins them

Think back to the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines MH370 and the speculation at the time. The Israeli connection was highlighted by That was three years ago. We also know that the principal sponsor of the Balfour Declaration in 1917 to create the state of Israel in Palestine was.... Lord Rothschild.

Back to MH370 in the context of recent news - cui bono?

Company Rothschild Inherited When MH-370 Disappeared Sells For $12bn by Jay Greenberg
With the mysterious disappearance of the Boing 777, all of the remaining shares held by the missing travelers for Freescale Semiconductor Ltd were inherited by the only remaining shareholder, Lord Jacob Rothschild, who then became the sole owner of some very important patents.

John Taylor Gatto refers to ominous continuities - MH370 is but one ominous continuity. Making sense of geopolitics is only possible when we join the dots to reveal the hidden power choreographing events for its own enrichment and empowerment.

Chemtrails - secret war

Cumulative evidence suggests chemtrails are a real threat. Meanwhile, after years of dismissal and denial, the establishment is acknowledging that "geoengineering" is a possible solution to man-made climate change. However, weather manipulation has a long history of military application going back at least as far as the US war on Vietnam.

This Italian film (also posted in Daily Pickings a year ago) reveals what a growing number of people have discovered: chemtrails are real and a threat to us all - a much greater threat than the cover story of combatting "climate change".

Italians Blow Chemtrails ‘Secret War’ Lid Off With Film
A new Italian film, Chemtrails: The secret war has been released showing a disturbing covert military agenda behind the sinister phenomenon, one that according to evidence presented includes far more than weather manipulation for “climate change.”


At last night's Critical Thinking session, Chris Coverdale explained why paying taxes is a criminal act under UK terrorism legislation and international law. His observations were made in the context of a broader discussion of using the system to change the system.

Immediately before 9/11, the 2000 Terrorism Act made it an offence ot support terrorism and in 2013, the UK Supreme Court confirmed that the UK government was guilty of offences under the act. In paying taxes, we are accessories to the crime.

Water - whose is it?

Water privatisation led to mass protest and the election of Evo Morales as President of Bolivia. The chairman of Nestle recently suggested that it is the water companies who are best placed to own, control and manage water.

Logic, common sense and experience suggest otherwise. If profit is the motivation and water companies are located offshore (as are many UK water companies), where is the accountability to those reliant on this component of the commons, essential to life?

Thames Water: Unfit to protect our environment by David Hencke
The record £20m fine for Thames Water’s multiple pollution of the River Thames and its tributaries with over 1.4 billion tonnes of untreated sewage shows how badly the company was managed.
It makes the incident where the company polluted the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal seem small fry compared to the damage the company caused to humans, livestock. wildife and fish across Hertfordshire,Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

Water is a common, community resource and needs to be managed accordingly, by the community, like all other commons.

Access to clean water, like other commons (land, resources, knowledge etc.) is our birthright but the political economy denies it to us. We need to change the system...