everything bungled together


Artist’s impression of the accretion disk around the supermassive black hole at the center of an active galaxy. Image credit: NASA / Dana Berry, SkyWorks Digital



Music video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwR380XutWQ (4:46)

Lyrics: http://www.lyricsmania.com/music_that_puts_everything_together_lyrics_jason_webley.html 


“… Everyone was conscious that we could achieve far more together than we ever could on our own; we cherished the skills of everyone else. If you’ve ever been part of such a team (or even more wonderful, you’ve managed such a bunch of folks), you know the sparkle I’m talking about.

Whether these golden teams were online communities, departments at work, or volunteer groups, they shared a unique characteristic: Every team had one person involved who could most charitably be described as a well-meaning dummy, and – this is the important part – the team always treated that person well…..”



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Music video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ49vdzLMIk (6:26)


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The composition of human life

Jun 2

by Jon Rappoport





Consciousness deploys imagination, and imagination creates, among other things, energy.


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Impact of Healthy Food via http://solari.com/blog/ 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYG4V_hogzI (8:26)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWYPjjpBSgQ (6:48)


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‘Bandar Bush’ poisoned

Press TV

2 June, 2014

A Lebanese media report says Saudi Arabia’s spymaster Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz has been injected with an incurable poison.


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June 2, 2014

Supreme Court lets stand possibilty of Obamadmin sending NY Times reporter to prison for not revealing source

USA Today – The Supreme Court turned down an opportunity to weigh in on journalists’ right to shield their sources in cases involving national security. The justices refused to consider New York Times reporter James Risen’s bid to overturn a lower court ruling demanding that he reveal a confidential source for his 2006 book, State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration.

The case centers on classified information about an agency effort to obstruct Iran’s nuclear program that appeared in Risen’s book.

Last July, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that Risen would have to testify in the prosecution of former CIA analyst Jeffrey Sterling. He may have to choose between giving up the source or heading to prison, as then-New York Times reporter Judith Miller did for 85 days in 2005.

Though the court’s decision not to take up the case was a setback for Risen and a victory for the government, Attorney General Eric Holder has said, “No reporter is going to go to jail for doing his or her job.”

at 6/02/2014  

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The Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation. Welcome to journalists.org — take a look at what we do.

[And check out the Board of Directors, the supporters, and the sponsors.]

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Press Credentials – Be a Regime Approved Blogger

posted by askousen – Monday, June 2 2014
…Who should not decide is easy: the Federal Government. In Forbe’s, I find one Marco Hernandez, a federal judge of near-perfect ignorance, who lists seven requisites that in his view must be met if one is to be, in effect, a federally licensed journalist. (Note that Hernandez was appointed by Obama, consistently hostile to the press Federal jusges are not appointed for competence, but for allegiance.) Anyway, Hernandez. For those of us who mightl have to work in the deep shadow of his overhanging brow ridges, this is bad news. Let us examine his requirements. One: Education in journalism. Surpassingly irrelevant. — Fred Reed/Lew Rockwell

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Jeffrey Silverman: The US Department of Defense manages a network of laboratories in Georgia with offensive capacity


Jeffrey K. Silverman, 22 years resident of the former Soviet Union, since October 1991, resides in Tbilisi Georgia worked with Radio Free Europe, crime, corruption and terrorism report. USAR, 100th Division Training, Fort Knox and Blue Grass Army Chemical Weapons Depot, both Kentucky bases: decorated veteran, 19D, Calvary Scout. Jeffrey has a track record in breaking through language barriers and bureaucracies to gather information under unconventional circumstances.

He has also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgian Times and Azerbaijan Today, whilst undertaking freelance journalism and due diligence for various confidential clients. Has specialized in conflict zones, mostly in Georgia, Azerbaijan and countries of Central Asia; MSc Degree plus University of Kentucky, provided with full tuition scholarship based on Cherokee roots and academic standing, family escaped “trail of tears” while passing Ohio in the harsh winter; one set of Eastern European grandparents: Lithuanian-Polish Jews.

Completed advanced degree, MS plus 40 credits, in cooperation with Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, studied theoretical frameworks for the analysis of political systems, conflict resolution, international science and technology policy.


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Gordon Duff, described by more than a few people as a spook-ie disinformationalist, has weighed in on the 9/11 controversy of nukes vs thermites with the following:



It’s frankly above my pay grade and my educational background for me to have anything to say about this technically.

I’ll stand on this earlier comment: 

It matters not how it was done. The 9/11 issue is about  sea change in political attitude and action. 


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Reaching out:


Google To Spend $1 Billion On Fleet of Satellites

Posted by samzenpus on Monday June 02, 2014 @10:25AM

from the google-sky dept.

An anonymous reader writes

“Google is planning to spend over $1 billion on a fleet of satellites to extend Internet access to unwired regions around the world. ‘The projected price ranges from about $1 billion to more than $3 billion, the people familiar with the project said, depending on the network’s final design and a later phase that could double the number of satellites. Based on past satellite ventures, costs could rise. Google’s project is the latest effort by a Silicon Valley company to extend Internet coverage from the sky to help its business on the ground. Google and Facebook Inc. are counting on new Internet users in underserved regions to boost revenue, and ultimately, earnings. “Google and Facebook are trying to figure out ways of reaching populations that thus far have been unreachable,” said Susan Irwin, president of Irwin Communications Inc., a satellite-communications research firm. “Wired connectivity only goes so far and wireless cellular networks reach small areas. Satellites can gain much broader access.”'”

[The implications of this are simply staggering.]

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Google Privacy Law ‘Means Total Rethink of Basic Freedoms’



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Judicial Watch, the conservative watchdog group that has successfully sued the federal government in multiple instances for unlawful Freedom of Information (FOI) responses, is taking on a new case. This one is on behalf of Fast and Furious whistleblower: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Special Agent John Dodson. The complaint filed against the Department of […]



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http://also.kottke.org/misc/images/tank-man-wide.jpg  (won’t upload here)

but you can see and read abut it here



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How Advanced Socialbots Have Infiltrated Twitter | MIT Technology Review

Posted by Michele Kearney at 8:08 AM

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Peterr on May 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm

The EW term of art “pixie dust” comes to mind, which you defined like this in January:  “pixie-dusting, where the Executive makes his own orders and directives disappear in secret”.

Sounds like you’ve discovered the existence of Anti-Pixie Dust, whereby the Executive makes public laws disappear.


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“Supreme Court makes quiet revisions in rulings” 

by Adam Liptak | New York Times   May 25, 2014

“WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has been quietly revising its decisions years after they were issued, altering the law of the land without public notice.

I stared at that sentence for a long, long time. 

The revisions include “truly substantive changes in factual statements and legal reasoning,” said Richard J. Lazarus, a law professor at Harvard and the author of a new study examining the phenomenon…..”

Much more here:



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Wayne Madsen has published a 60-+ page overall and country-by-country review of the current situation in European politics.  It is detailed, with graphic icons to identify all political parties. Since it’s copywritten, I can’t post it or share it with you. 

It’s at the top here of the list here: http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/categories/20130203

and it will cost a pretty penny — just one, though — becausePayPal does not allow transactions of $0.00, so you have to pay $0.01 (unless you’re a subscriber)


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Andrew Korybko has a two-part article, on themes and then on consequences, at http://orientalreview.org; it’s entitled

“The Lessons and Consequences of World War I: Back to the Future”. 


Here are a few slices:

From Part I:

“A moment’s glance at the map of American overseas naval and military deployments easily proves Mahan and Mackinder’s theories without any words necessary.”

“Although mutual military defense is not legally binding in NATO (Article 5 does not explicitly stipulate military assistance, leaving it up to each member state to make that decision on its own), the perception is that it is. This means that the US and its cohorts may get dangerously drawn into a regional conflict in order to save face. Turkey’s provocative actions in Syria or its failed plans for a false-flag attack there should send alarm bells ringing for the rest of the world. The same can be said for Poland and Lithuania, also NATO members, in regards to their plans to create a joint brigade with non-member Ukraine. Clearly, one middle power in a major alliance can draw the rest of its twenty-seven members into a disastrous calamity. Leaving NATO aside, the US has a mutual defense agreement with Japan, whom it has been egging on to provoke China. The security guarantees provided by America to Israel and Saudi Arabia could also easily suck it into a regional war with Iran.”

“Color Revolutions can also trace their birth to a (distant) manipulative power trying to manage regional events to its own interest. By globally manipulating multitudes of players simultaneously, a critical risk of mismanagement and unintended consequences arises. This is all the more apocalyptic due to advances in military technology (nuclear weapons, drones, cyber warfare, etc.) that can level the playing field between the manipulating and the manipulated great powers.”

From Part II:

“Dark horses are the wild cards that surprisingly alter the dynamic at play and bring about a change that the original manipulators did not at all intend. They seemingly come out of nowhere.”

“Second and third-tier states are more endangered now than ever before. Brzezinski’s destructive Eurasian Balkans strategy specifically targets the states in the Rimland, the majority of which fit this category (excluding India and China). Color Revolutions, for example, aspire to create a geopolitical earthquake to shatter the Eurasian Rimland and bring about the collapse of the Heartland. “

“The NATO alliance, having long outgrown its purpose and swelled itself with needless members, represents the most unstable military grouping that may very well bring about a war by miscalculation.

The geopolitical calculus remains the same – the seafaring power (the US) and its allies cannot allow a combination of continental states (Russia, China, Iran, and India) to unite in repelling it from Eurasia. Brzezinski’s Eurasian Balkans stratagem and Gene Sharp’s tactics have united in creating a dangerous new weapon of global warfare – Color Revolutions. The combination of Color Revolutions with the Kosovo Precedent, carried out under the aegis of US/NATO ‘leadership’, has fractured modern-day international relations and carries the potential to upend the peace between Great Powers that has prevailed for nearly 70 years.”

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OMAbBwwmJ0 (1:09)





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Cash Into Trash


Destroy the market’s ability to price assets, risk and credit, and you take away the essential information participants need to make rational, informed decisions.

A correspondent recently summarized why unintended consequences eventually destroy all politically expedient strategies that temporarily prop up a systemically unsustainable Status Quo:

“Unintended consequences almost always equal or exceed the benefits of whatever your temporary gains were in a complex system. We see this over and over again, in all sorts of different complex systems.”

In other words, all the “kick the can down the road” strategies being deployed across the globe by central states and banks will inevitably backfire because central planning fixes always trigger systemic consequences that were unintended by the planners, who are fixated on minimizing the political pain of powerful constituencies, not understanding or repairing the real problems.

Example #1: The Federal Reserve “saves the Status Quo” by lowering interest rates to zero, eliminating mark-to-market valuations of collateral and opening the credit spigot to banks and financiers.

Intended consequences: A) transfer wealth from savers who once earned substantial interest on their savings to the banks, which can borrow money for near-zero and loan it out to businesses and consumers at fat spreads, reaping billions of dollars that once flowed to savers.

B) By making cash into trash (i.e. it earns no interest, effectively losing value in a 2% inflation environment), the Fed intended to push everyone with cash and/or credit to put their money in risk assets such as stocks and real estate.

Unintended consequences: A) Now that everyone has been pushed into stocks and real estate, valuations are once again at bubble heights–and bubbles always pop, destroying every participant who has been lulled into believing this bubble will never pop because “the Fed has my back.”

B) By allowing mark-to-fantasy valuations of collateral, the Fed hasn’t cleared the credit system of impaired debt: it has enabled an expansion of bad debt and eroded the fundamental credibility of the system.

C) By enabling the wealthiest slice of America to borrow essentially limitless sums for free, the Fed has fueled wealth disparity, as the super-wealthy can buy rentier assets for nearly free with Fed-created credit, outbidding everyone in the 99.5%.

D) In becoming the buyer of last resort for Treasury bonds and home mortgages, the Fed has destabilized the bond and mortgage markets and undermined the U.S. dollar. As a result, the Fed has to taper its buying lest it end up owning the entire short-term Treasury market.

E) By buying $2 trillion in mortgage-backed securities, the Fed (in conjunction with Fannie Mae, Freddy Mac and the Federal housing agencies such as FHA) has essentially socialized the mortgage market in the U.S.– virtually all home mortgages are now backed or issued by the government. less than 5% of all mortgages are privately issued and not guaranteed or owned by the government.

Destroy the market’s ability to price assets, risk and credit, and you take away the essential information participants need to make rational, informed decisions. By crushing the market’s ability to generate accurate pricing information to save the Status Quo from necessary repricing and reforms, the Fed and the Federal government have generated enormously destructive unintended consequences that will not respond to additional politically expedient fixes.

All the other central planning fixes around the world share the same fatal flaw.



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North America Internet Traffic Report


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Minority owner completes hostile takeover of Philadelphia Inquirer Tuesday; plane explodes after failed takeoff Saturday night 

Katz, 72, was killed four days after he and an associate and close friend, H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, put together an $88-million deal to gain control of the media company that owns the Inquirer with an eye toward restoring the newspaper’s stature.






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See also http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/06/juvenile-prison-5-billion-child-abuse.html by David Swanson


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Make your OWN Toy Story: Pixar to release a free version of its animation software

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Ukraine: Multiple casualties in jet-bomber attack


A CCTV camera captures part of an SU-25 rocket attack in central Lugansk 





Russia tests Iskander-M missile complexes

Ukrainian military open fire on buses with children, in Slavyansk

Ukraine spends $3 million on criminal military operation daily


SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014

Auslander reports about the Ukrainian refugees situation in Crimea

MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

Lugansk attacked by Ukrainian Air Force (outstanding video!)



Monday, 2 June 2014

‘UK mercenaries’ are battling pro-Russian forces in Ukraine

Scroll through http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/ for more on the issue of mercenaries




NATO defence ministers will discuss temporarily reinforcing forces in Poland when they meet in Brussels this week, a spokesman for the German defence ministry said on Sunday, a move that would be aimed at reassuring countries nervous about Russia‘s intervention in Ukraine.

The spokesman said the 28-member alliance would consider reinforcing its Multinational Corps Northeast in Szczecin.

In Brussels, NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said NATO defence ministers would on Tuesday review measures the alliance had taken given Russia‘s actions towards Ukraine.

She said this could include “enhanced air patrols over the Baltic states, AWACS surveillance planes over Polandand Romania, more exercises, and an enhanced naval presence by NATO allies from the Baltic to the Black Sea.”

http://www.worldbulletin.net/europe/137916/nato-mulls-reinforcing-troops-in-poland-german-defence-ministry via http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/19692 via http://whatreallyhappened.com/ 


“George Soros told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria over the weekend he is responsible for establishing a foundation in Ukraine that ultimately contributed to the overthrow of the country’s elected leader and the installation of a junta handpicked by the State Department.



Incredible close-up pictures capture the running gun battles as Ukraine crisis develops into full-scale war through town and country





Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Ukraine civil war update – 06/02/2014

Lots more pics

Even German publication Spiegel is now reporting that that “Vladimir Putin has won the propaganda war over Ukraine and the West is divided”



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“… The world should take note that the most militarily aggressive American president in history is considered a wimp by the neoconized American media. The media drives wars, and the American media, firmly allied with the military/security complex, is driving the world to the final war.”


Paul Craig Roberts

http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2014/06/02/what-obama-told-us-at West Point


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“… a short video from RT’s Katie Pilbeam talking about Ukraine’s non-payment of its gas bill and the twists and turns going on and the likely twists to come… appropriately named, “The Check’s In The Mail” and with all that implies!…”



Further analysis and speculation by James follows the video. “It’s a gas, gas, gas.”


But RIA/NOVOSTI @ http://en.ria.ru/ has these:

The Russian Energy Ministry confirmed Monday it had received $786.4 million from Ukraine as payment for gas deliveries in February and March, a ministry spokesman told RIA Novosti.

Russian energy giant Gazprom had postponed the introduction of advance payment scheme for Ukraine until June 9 to give Kiev an opportunity to pay for the May gas deliveries, the company’s chief Alexei Miller said Monday.

[This is not intended as a put-down of or an offensive comment about James:

it simply depends on what time of day and where on the planet one sets down his first cup of coffee and clicks on his computing device of choice. 

It is in recognition of the fact that the earth revolves, and the news cycles revolve with it. A world time clock awareness, a blog roll built on multiple international news sources, and some degree of collaboration by people(s) around the globe — in a world of news management, Google search blocking, social media, cyber-war and covert ops — is necessary in order to appreciate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwe34WzSuqk what’s goin’ on] 

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“…. I’m sure you’re wondering by now if we’re going to Disneyland or Disney World, and I have bad news. We’re not.

You already know that I love all of you deeply. What you also need to know is that the thought of taking all three of you and the stuff you require to live on a plane to a theme park vacation makes me physically ill. I’m serious. I would rather do a shot of Windex….”


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Oh, stop the presses and hold your breath. 



“Oliver Stone will write and direct a film about Edward Snowden, one of two high-profile films in the works about the National Security Agency leaker.

Stone announced Monday that he plans to adapt “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man,” a book by Guardian journalist Luke Harding. The project pairs one of cinema’s most controversial directors with one of the most explosive news events in recent years — one that is ongoing.

“This is one of the greatest stories of our time,” Stone said in a statement. He added that making such a film is “a real challenge.”

He will have some deep-pocketed competition. Sony Pictures last month purchased the big-screen rights to Glenn Greenwald’s “No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the U.S. Surveillance State.” The film is being produced by James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.

Stone has advocated for the former NSA contract systems analyst, who is living in Russia on a temporary grant of asylum after leaking massive amounts of NSA documents to the media.

“To me, Snowden is a hero because he revealed secrets that we should all know, that the United States has repeatedly violated the Fourth Amendment,” Stone said in a press conference at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic.”


[Stone has had a number of films, of course, the one about JFK starring Kevin Costner having been funded by a noted Israeli arms merchant involved with getting Israel its recently-acknowledged nuclear capacity, a desire opposed by JFK and — according to a theory — substantial cause of his demise.]


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http://www.eagletribune.com/haverhill/x2117433198/Haverhill-man-pleads-guilty-to-distributing-child-porn and faces up to 20 years in prison on the distribution charge, with a mandatory minimum of five years behind bars. The other charges include maximum prison sentences of 10 years each. All three counts include fines up to $250,000 and supervised probationary periods from five years to life after release.


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MIT Researcher Works Toward Robots That Assemble Themselves In an Oven

Posted by timothy on Sunday June 01, 2014 @04:28PM

from the carefully-follow-the-plath dept.

TechCrunch is among the many outlets which carry news (based on a release from MIT professor Daniela Rus) of robots that take advantage of materials engineered to change shape with the application of heat. With carefully planned creases and slits “printed” into flat sheets of plastic, heat-induced deformation can be channeled to create complex three-dimentional shapes, something between origami and Shrinky-Dinks. The creases can also be used to create moving parts in the finished product, and — as with papercraft — folding, overlapping and other techniques can increase the stiffness or otherwise give useful properties to the robot bodies formed. From the article:

“This project could also produce a variable resistor by opening or closing an electric component and even create metallic muscles that contract when heated or current is applied. It’s obviously still in very early stages right now but Rus and her team will exhibit the technology at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation this year and maybe, one day, our cake-like robotic servants will rise up and bake us.”

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Posted by Michele Kearney at 12:57 AM  

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http://therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com/ covers the Bergdahl question, as does http://www.t-room.us/ 


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Mind Control Scientists Find New Memory Manipulation Technology

Monday, June 2, 2014 9:15

Nicholas West
Activist Post

Originally posted at:




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Pocket paradigm

My relationship with the fire maker, and with the creator of the stone ax, the inventor of the spear thrower, and the first potter, would never cease to be both humbling and glorious. Humbling because our true evolutionary insignificance daily mocks our pretensions. Yet also glorious because without the endless random reiteration of individual creation, choice, and imagination, we might still be shivering in the dark instead of reading a book with our feet up and wondering whether there’s another beer in the fridge. We are nothing and everything, inexplicably and inseparably bundled together.

Sam Smith http://prorev.com/