Informing Hawaii's voters
Submitted by HPI on Sun, 03/23/2014 - 23:48
Hawaii Political Info introduction: Brian Stelter, CNN senior media correspondent, hosts Liz Wahl, the Russia Today anchor who resigned on air, giving as her reason the "invasion" of Crimea by Russia. CNN takes the opportunity to bash Russia Today as a bunch of liars and conspiracy theorists while offering zero evidence, unless unsubstantiated opinions are counted as evidence.
Liz names no names when she talks about how her former colleagues at RT feel about RT's news coverage of Ukraine and Crimea. She says that the American reporters are no longer covering that part of the world. If that's true, a valid explanation could be that they're just as clueless about foreign affairs as Liz is. Americans are notoriously ignorant about other countries. Fellow American Abby Martin criticized Russia's actions in Crimea on air at RT, admitted while doing so that she didn't know much about that part of the world, then refused RT's offer to send her there to dig for the truth first-hand. That doesn't sound like a competent reporter.
Any capable manager would throw up their hands with a pair like Wahl and Martin. Russian reporters at minimum probably run rings around the pair in knowledge and interest in the highly important events taking place in Ukraine and Crimea. American reporters covering events for an American audience are best (we usually don't like suffering through foreign accents and unusual ways of speaking), but it would help if RT had more competent and informed journalists who were willing to put in the time on the necessary homework to get up to speed on the news they cover. Being able to get past the years of brainwashing they've had in school would also be a big plus. RT reporters don't need to be expensive big names: just competent and informed.
Liz mentions at 4 min 30 sec into the video that her resignation was portrayed by a friend of people at RT as "a neocon plot to take over the world, a neocon conspiracy theory to dupe the mainstream media." Really? Where is that portrayal? Googling those words with Liz's name brings up nothing. She names no names during her interview, which doesn't help. Perhaps she was referring inaccurately to the Truthdig article about her and her friendship with get-in-your-face homosexual James Kirchick, who is a Jew.
RT has a report about the events surrounding Wahl's on-air resignation, which changed her from someone the mainstream media shuns to a useful tool in bashing the all-too-popular competition, RT.
RT has more interesting tidbits on the previously little noticed Liz here.
Links from above HPI introduction and comment:
How Cold War-Hungry Neocons Stage Managed RT Anchor Liz Wahl’s Resignation [Truthdig] Mar 19, 2014
New report reveals how ‘American neocons’ stage attacks against alternative media [RT] Mar 20, 2014
Brainwash level - ‘neocons’: Staged Liz Wahl Psy-Op exposure explodes on Twitter [RT] Mar 20, 2014
Was RT Anchor Resigning On-Air A Stunt Coordinated With The Guy Who Created “Ron Paul Racist Newsletter” Scandal? by Ben Swann, Mar 21, 2014
Submitted by Guest on Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:33
It was almost ten years ago when, before the House International Relations Committee, I objected to the US Government funding NGOs to meddle in the internal affairs of Ukraine. At the time the “Orange Revolution” had forced a regime change in Ukraine with the help of millions of dollars from Washington.
At that time I told the Committee:
We do not know exactly how many millions—or tens of millions—of dollars the United States government spent on the presidential election in Ukraine. We do know that much of that money was targeted to assist one particular candidate, and that through a series of cut-out non-governmental organizations (NGOs)—both American and Ukrainian—millions of dollars ended up in support of the presidential candidate...
I was worried about millions of dollars that the US government-funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its various related organizations spent to meddle in Ukraine’s internal affairs. But it turns out that was only the tip of the iceberg.
Last December, US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland gave a speech in which she admitted that since 1991 the US government has:
[I]nvested more than 5 billion dollars to help Ukraine...in the development of democratic institutions and skills in promoting civil society and a good form of government.
This is the same State Department official who was caught on tape just recently planning in detail the overthrow of the Ukrainian government.
That five billion dollars appears to have bought a revolution in Ukraine. But what do the US taxpayers get, who were forced to pay for this interventionism? Nothing good. Ukraine is a bankrupt country that will need tens of billions of dollars to survive the year. Already the US-selected prime minister has made a trip to Washington to ask for more money.
And what will the Ukrainians get? Their democracy has been undermined by the US-backed coup in Kiev. In democracies, power is transferred peacefully through elections, not seized by rebels in the streets. At least it used to be.
The IMF will descend on Ukraine to implement yet another of its failed rescue plans, which enrich the well-connected and international bankers at the expense of the local population. The IMF adds debt, organizes sweetheart deals for foreign corporations, and demands that the local population accept “austerity” in exchange for “reform” that never seems to produce the promised results.
The groundwork for this disaster has been laid by NED, USAID, and the army of NGOs they have funded over the years in Ukraine.
Supporters of NED and its related organizations will argue that nothing is wrong with sending US dollars to “promote democracy” overseas. The fact is, however, that NED, USAID, and the others have nothing to do with promoting democracy and everything to do with destroying democracy.
It is not democracy to send in billions of dollars to push regime change overseas. It isn’t democracy to send in the NGOs to re-write laws and the constitution in places like Ukraine. It is none of our business.
How should we promote democracy overseas? First, we should stop the real isolationists — those who seek to impose sanctions and blockades and restrictions that impede our engagement overseas. We can promote democracy with a US private sector that engages overseas. A society that prospers through increased trade ties with the US will be far more likely to adopt practices and policies that continue that prosperity and encourage peace.
In 2005, arguing against funding NED in the US foreign assistance authorization bill, I said:
The National Endowment for Democracy...has very little to do with democracy. It is an organization that uses US tax money to actually subvert democracy, by showering funding on favored political parties or movements overseas. It underwrites color-coded ‘people's revolutions’ overseas that look more like pages out of Lenin's writings on stealing power than genuine indigenous democratic movements.
Sadly, matters are even worse now. To promote democracy overseas, NED and all other meddling US government funded NGOs should be disbanded immediately.
Submitted by Guest on Sun, 03/23/2014 - 10:57
Wisdom teeth surgery a deadly dental scam
Sunday, March 23, 2014
By Mike Adams
Editor of NaturalNews.com
Conventional dentists receive a huge percentage of their revenues by scaring patients into a procedure called "wisdom teeth extraction" which is usually medically unjustified. Across virtually the entire industry of conventional dentistry, this dangerous surgery scam is pushed on patients with unethical fear tactics that claim asymptomatic wisdom teeth -- teeth with no symptoms, pain or problems -- must be surgically removed "because they are there."
There is no logic or scientific justification for the routine removal of wisdom teeth from the mouth, and when this medically unjustified procedure is pushed onto patients as a source of dental revenue, it subjects patients to unnecessary health risks that can literally endanger their lives.
(Keep in mind that holistic dentists will tend to be far more reluctant to recommend removal of wisdom teeth merely because they are present. This is one reason why I strongly recommend you visit holistic dentists rather than conventional dentists.)
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Submitted by Guest on Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:25
Published on YouTube Mar 22, 2014
Russia Today introduction: Thousands have responded to the rise of the right by taking to the streets across Eastern Ukraine in protest at the interim authorities in Kiev. Donetsk has seen some of the biggest rallies to demand a referendum on a possible secession. Activists across Eastern regions say they're making a stand against the fascist leanings of a post-coup leadership. A group of Israel MPs has written an open letter to the President of the European Commission. They expressed their concern over the plight of Ukrainian Jews who they say are suffering from constant attacks. It's claimed this is a direct result of the rise of nationalists in Kiev. Activists from Ukraine's Jewish community have also traveled to Israel to seek support.
Background of Jews vs. Ukrainians:
Bolshevik Jews Plotted The Ukrainian Holocaust [Real Jew News] Feb 24, 2008
Racism and discrimination in Ukraine [Wikipedia] (Wikipedia has been co-opted by Jews. Articles concerning them are slanted.)
Efforts to reconcile Jewish and Ukrainian People [Displaced Persons Camps] 2005
Ukraine and the “Politics of Anti-Semitism”: The West Upholds Neo-Nazi Repression of Ukraine’s Jewish Community [Global Research] Feb 26, 2014
Submitted by HPI on Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:43
Hawaii Political Info introduction: Attorney Harvey Silverglate, a Jew, asserts here that the FBI does not record its interviews, other than by taking notes. That stretches one's credulity, but HPI can offer corroboration. We were present at testimony during the Sou brothers human trafficking trial that ended in charges being dropped in 2011. The FBI, federal prosecutors and cooperating illegal aliens (rewarded with visas and a path to citizenship) attempted to railroad the brothers into pleading guilty to human trafficking. The FBI gave testimony that they didn't write up their reports until days after an interview, and that they had a policy of not using recorders during interviews. Notes were not mentioned during the agent's testimony that day. In other words, no accurate record was kept, just the memory of the FBI investigator writing up the report, possibly with the aid of notes. Any idiot knows that one must use either a video camera or an audio recorder during an interview to minimize mistakes, so HPI was flabbergasted at the apparent stupidity of the FBI.
Now, with attorney Silverglate's explanation, the "stupidity" doesn't sound so stupid, and the motive is not one that honest citizens want to associate with their government. Listen and see what you think. If you don't get it, you could be a victim of the years of brainwashing you received in school, whether public or private. Throw off those fetters, focus on reality and getting at the truth, and try listening again.
Aug 31, 2011
YouTube introduction: Learn how the FBI can manipulate what you say and use it against you, and how to prevent them from doing so! With civil liberties and civil rights attorney Harvey Silverglate.
Submitted by Guest on Sat, 03/22/2014 - 01:23
Russia Today introduction: Moscow and Crimea are celebrating their reunion, after the republic officially became part of Russia. The majority of Crimeans voted to leave Ukraine and join the Russian Federation last Sunday, and less than a week later, after all the legal procedures were wrapped up, Russia officially accepted the peninsula into its territoty. Crowds have gathered in the centre of Simferopol, Sevastopol and Moscow to join in the festivities.
Submitted by HPI on Sat, 03/22/2014 - 01:14
American taxpayer dollars at work.
Submitted by Guest on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 00:00
By Chris Goodfellow
March 18, 2014
There has been a lot of speculation about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Terrorism, hijacking, meteors. I cannot believe the analysis on CNN; it’s almost disturbing. I tend to look for a simpler explanation, and I find it with the 13,000-foot runway at Pulau Langkawi.
We know the story of MH370: A loaded Boeing 777 departs at midnight from Kuala Lampur, headed to Beijing. A hot night. A heavy aircraft. About an hour out, across the gulf toward Vietnam, the plane goes dark, meaning the transponder and secondary radar tracking go off. Two days later we hear reports that Malaysian military radar (which is a primary radar, meaning the plane is tracked by reflection rather than by transponder interrogation response) has tracked the plane on a southwesterly course back across the Malay Peninsula into the Strait of Malacca.
The left turn is the key here. Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a very experienced senior captain with 18,000 hours of flight time. We old pilots were drilled to know what is the closest airport of safe harbor while in cruise. Airports behind us, airports abeam us, and airports ahead of us. They’re always in our head. Always. If something happens, you don’t want to be thinking about what are you going to do–you already know what you are going to do. When I saw that left turn with a direct heading, I instinctively knew he was heading for an airport. He was taking a direct route to Palau Langkawi, a 13,000-foot airstrip with an approach over water and no obstacles. The captain did not turn back to Kuala Lampur because he knew he had 8,000-foot ridges to cross. He knew the terrain was friendlier toward Langkawi, which also was closer.
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Thoughts on the missing airliner from someone who says he flies a 777 [Yellow Bullet] Notice what he says about flying 3rd world airlines.
Submitted by Guest on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:30
Boiling Frogs Post
March 11, 2014
Why would people in the US, allegedly promoters of democracy, not care about the gangsters & murderers their policies have brought into Kiev?
The newly self-elected Ukrainian government is reorganizing all institutions of power, dissolving the special riot police, naming its cronies to key political posts. But perhaps the most indicative of the true character of the new regime is the naming last week of new Governors to head the major political divisions of regions of Ukraine. They include dual Israeli-Ukrainian nationals and notorious billionaire gangsters. This seems to be the “democracy” that US State Department Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, Victori[a] Nuland had in mind when she rejected earlier EU compromise initiatives with the terse comment, “Fuck the EU.”
Now, economic destruction
The non-elected or provisional Ukrainian government headed by 39-year old Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has made key regional appointments as Governors in the industrial pro-Russian eastern Ukraine.
The Prime Minister has named three billionaires, including Ukraine’s richest, to head the key political regional or advisory posts.
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Submitted by Guest on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 01:43
Moshe Ya'alon tells American counterpart [Hagel] he never meant to show defiance, criticize or hurt the U.S. with his words.
By Barak Ravid
March 19, 2014
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon is apologizing for the second time in two months about critical statements he made against the U.S. government.
In the wake of tremendous anger in Washington, a telephone call between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a personal talk with the prime minister, Ya'alon told his American counterpart, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, that there was no defiance, criticism or intention to hurt the United States or Israel's relations with its ally with his words.
Ya'alon said he sees utmost importance in the strategic relations between the countries, as well as in personal relations and mutual interests. He told Hagel he values relations on all levels between Israel and the United States in general, and on the defense level in particular.
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Israel's Defense Chief Says Washington 'Showing Weakness' [Hawaii Political Info] Mar 18, 2014