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What, AGAIN?! 'Looping' fireball seen in the sky over Northampton, UK

The 'fireball' seen over Brixworth.
© Lauren Tester
The 'fireball' seen over Brixworth.
Eye-witnesses believe a bizarre object that looks like a ball of fire seen over Northampton and the surrounding area 'was a UFO'.

The strange ball of light seemed to swirl around in the sky for no apparent reason for a few seconds before disappearing.

Luke Pawsey saw it while in Northampton on June 22, while his friend Lauren Tester managed to film it from her home in Brixworth, which you can watch in the video above.

The 20-year-old, who works in the social care team at Northamptonshire County Council, was amazed by what he saw and believes it was 'alien'.

Comment: We understand why people reach for the 'UFO' explanation - these things seem like they're intelligently-controlled. But it's more likely they're doing that spiralling motion because of some locally-generated electromagnetic field distortion. Which, of course, still doesn't really explain quite what they are or where they come from (it's difficult to believe, for example, that they're meteors from outer space!)...

In any event, this is the third time we've come across such a report about a 'looping fireball' at the same general location: in or near the town of Northampton in the English Midlands.

Back in June 2014, this happened:

Mysterious dancing fireball captured on camera in Northampton, UK

Then in 2015 this happened (in Brackley, about 15kms from Northampton):

There must be something about the location that facilitates this phenomenon. Truly astounding...


Daily Mail: Ghislaine Maxwell staged LA photo with close friend and attorney

ghislaine maxwell
© New York Post
The first picture of Ghislaine Maxwell in more than three years was staged by her close friend and attorney, Leah Saffian, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.

A photo of Maxwell, 57, was published last week at an In-N-Out Burger joint in Los Angeles, the day after DailyMail.com broke the world exclusive that Epstein's alleged madam had been living under the radar at a Massachusetts mansion with her boyfriend Scott Borgerson for the past three years.

The In-N-Out burger joint picture was published by the New York Post on Thursday after they obtained it from Saffian, 60.

In the picture, Maxwell is seen staring at the camera with a tray of food and two drinks. A dog, which is understood to be Saffian's dog named Dexter, is at her feet.

Comment: The pooch in question:

Saffian's social media accounts included pictures of her dog Dexter (pictured), who also has his own Facebook page and Instagram account
ghislaine maxwell

Maxwell is reading a book in the picture but the title is not visible. The New York Post named the book as, The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives.

Comment: Obviously Maxwell wouldn't stage a photo reading Ostrovsky's By Way of Deception.

According to the photograph's metadata, reviewed by DailyMail.com, the photograph is tagged with 'Meadowgate'. Metadata provides information about the rights of the photograph to users.

Saffian is president of Meadowgate Media Investments Inc, according to public records.


Remember the conspiracy theory that fluoride makes you docile and stupid? Well, it's official now

Comment: We never imagined we'd see this in the WaPo...

pregnant woman drinking water
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A study of young children in Canada suggests those whose mothers drank fluoridated tap water while pregnant had slightly lower IQ scores than children whose mothers lived in non-fluoridated cities. But don't dash for the nearest bottled water yet. Health experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association cautioned that public policy and drinking water consumption should not change on the basis of this study.

"I still stand by the weight of the best available evidence, from 70 years of study, that community water fluoridation is safe and effective," said Brittany Seymour, a dentist and spokeswoman for the American Dental Association. "If we're able to replicate findings and continue to see outcomes, that would compel us to revisit our recommendation. We're just not there yet."

The American Academy of Pediatrics, likewise, recommends fluoride in toothpastes and tooth varnishes for children because the mineral prevents tooth decay. In drinking water, "fluoridation has been incredibly protective," said Aparna Bole, a pediatrician who chairs the Council on Environmental Health at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Fluoridation reduces the prevalence of cavities by about one-fourth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC considers water fluoridation one of the 10 top health achievements of the past century, on par with vaccines and antismoking campaigns.

Comment: Perhaps none of the scientists dismissing this study out of hand have heard of the precautionary principle. The fact is that if there is a chance that water fluoridation causes harm and that harm is more detrimental than the benefit provided, water fluoridation should be halted. There are fluoride treatments that can be implemented - there's no reason to think of water fluoridation as the only option. And fluoride itself is a questionable response to tooth decay, ignoring the root cause of the problem. Our ancestors, eating a traditional diet, were not bothered by tooth decay to the extent of modern populations. This is, more than likely, where the solution actually lies.

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All along the watchtower and the follies of history

Bayon Temple
© Bruno Morandi, Robert Harding Heritage/AFP
Bayon temple, Angkor World Heritage site in Siem Reap, northern Cambodia.
The ultimate American imperial dream is to engineer a Chinese vassal state
There must be some kind of way outta here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief

Business men, they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None were level on the mind
Nobody up at his word

- Bob Dylan, All Along the Watchtower (immortalized by Jimi Hendrix)
Nothing beats the beguiling, stony smiles at the Bayon temple near Angkor Wat in Cambodia's Siem Reap to plunge us back into history's vortex, re-imagining how empires, in their endless pursuit of power, rise and fall, usually because they eventually get the very war they had sought to avoid.

Comment: See also:


Report: Chinese missiles could cripple US Asia-Pacific forces as Washington loses military primacy

© Sputnik / Igor Zarembo
The 104-page report also urged the US and its Pacific allies, namely Australia and Japan, to overhaul their military investment plans as well as spending and relationships in the region.

China has enough cutting-edge ballistic missile technology to destroy the United States' Western Pacific Navy fleets and military bases in a matter of "hours", a report from the University of Sydney said on Monday.

The US no longer "enjoys military primacy" in the Indo-Pacific and has an "uncertain" capacity to keep a "favourable balance of power", the report from the University's United States Studies Centre said.

Beijing could quickly topple US forces "particularly around Taiwan, the Japanese archipelago or maritime Southeast Asia" before Washington could respond, authors Ashley Townshend, Matilda Steward and Brendan Thomas-Noone warned.

Comment: And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why 'pro-democracy' riots have been taking place in HK for the last couple of months.

If you can't beat your enemy this way, come at him that way...


The Epstein associate nobody's talking about: The IDF-Linked Bond girl infiltrating the UK NHS

nicole junkerman
I have a story to tell you. A story that causes my heart to pound and my blood pressure to rise as I type each and every word. A true story of a woman of great wealth and power, who rode on Jeffrey Epstein's "Lolita Express" private jet on several occasions. She appears to be a German-born Israeli state intelligence operative based in London. An ex-model whose name appeared in the Panama Papers from the Mossack Fonseca leaks and who became embroiled in a FIFA corruption scandal with Sepp Blatter and his family. She is perhaps the closest example that you could possibly find to a real-life "Bond Girl." Yet, she is almost completely unknown to the majority of us.

This lady has recently infiltrated the NHS through the UK Department of Health and Social Care with the help of Matt Hancock MP, and her presence signifies a major threat to the data security of every citizen of the United Kingdom. Every single piece of data about you, your health issues, your blood type, the model of the wireless pacemaker keeping you alive, every detail of every embarrassing medical problem in the hands of the Israeli state apparatus and potentially sold off to the highest bidder. You may think that this doesn't concern you. Why would you need to worry about a foreign far-right government which has been proven to meddle in the affairs of our country? Your data would be useless to them, surely? But that's not the world we live in anymore. Big data is the modern gold rush. The psychologists and marketing agents have mastered how to make you buy things; the next step is for them to successfully master making you do things, and for that kind of control over people, they need everybody's data.

When I was first researching the Jeffrey Epstein case, I trawled through every piece of official documentation that was available. I knew what I was looking for and how very dangerous it was. I had begun attempting to identify state assets through their movements, actions, associations, and by good old fashioned detective work. I was interested in identifying any MI5 or MI6 agents, Israeli Mossad, CIA, or any other part of a nation state's spying apparatus. It's possibly one of the most dangerous hobbies on earth, spy-hunting, and if I'm honest, I'm not even sure why I'm doing it. Regardless, Jeffrey Epstein's sweetheart deal was probably what they would give to a foreign intelligence operative. Epstein was a perfect place to begin fishing for potential spooks.


Interview with Whitney Webb: Epstein is one node in a network of sexual blackmail by CIA, Mossad and Mafia

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Journalist Whitney Webb's MintPress series looks at the sordid history tying together mobsters, oligarchs, and government intelligence agencies in a web of blackmail, exploitation, and profit

Comment: Webb's series on Epstein's links to crime syndicates:


Just who is behind Hong Kong 'protests'?

It's not hard to imagine the United States' reaction if Chinese diplomats met leaders of Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter or Never Trump protesters.

On Aug 6, Hong Kong media reported two meetings between a US political counselor and separatist leaders. Julie Eadeh, who works at the US Consulate General in Hong Kong, was caught on camera meeting with opposition figures Martin Lee and Anson Chan.
hong kong protests us meddling ngos
© China Daily
Julie Eadeh meets with opposition figures Martin Lee and Anson Chan


New York Times admits 'we built our newsroom' around #Russiagate and other lies

new york times baquet putin
© Monica Schipper/Getty, Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet accidentally admitted to the whole wide world that for two years his far-left newspaper was "built" around spreading a hoax.

When I say "accidentally," what I mean is that he likely didn't know he was being secretly recorded and that his remarks would be made public.

He also admitted the Times' staff is loaded with left-wingers "who cheer us when we take on Donald Trump, but they jeer at us when we take on Joe Biden."

Yeah, there's a real shocker.

Wall Street

Fakest fake news of the week: 'Jeffery Epstein definitely killed himself', sez NY Chief Medical Examiner

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Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell, the New York medical examiner said Friday.

Epstein, 66, was found in his cell in Manhattan federal lockup Saturday morning and transferred to a nearby hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead. His autopsy was performed Sunday, NBC News reported, citing two law enforcement officials.

Epstein was remanded to jail pending trial on charges of sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking conspiracy, which were lodged by federal prosecutors in Manhattan last month. He was accused of abusing dozens of underage girls in his mansions in New York and Palm Beach, Florida, between 2002 and 2005.

Comment: Dead men tell no tales.

The network he was part of is safe to continue preying on children.

George Galloway holds forth:

More mysteries surround Epstein's last days. The New York Post reports:
Jeffrey Epstein spent at least two hours locked up alone with a mystery woman — possibly part of his legal team — just a day after he was taken off suicide watch at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to a new report.

A visiting attorney, who asked that his name not be used, told Forbes Thursday that he saw the young woman with Epstein on July 30, when the disgraced financier was transferred into the facility's Special Housing Unit.

"The optics were startling," the attorney told the outlet. "Because she was young. And pretty."

He speculated that the woman could be a lawyer — as the multimillionaire paid members of his legal team to visit him for nearly eight hours a day, so he could avoid his cell and sit in a room designated for attorney meetings, NBC News reported last week.

The visiting attorney told Forbes that when he visited that day, Epstein's main lawyer, Reid Weingarten, wasn't there — and neither were any of his other known attorneys. It was only the mystery woman.

"If I was him, I would have hired ... an old bald guy," the lawyer said.

The woman didn't seem to be carrying any files and was dressed casually — leading the attorney to believe that she was a first-year associate, according to the report.

"It was slacks and a blouse. ... Could have been jeans or another kind of pants," he told Forbes. "But, like, Sunday brunch attire."

"I think she was there just to babysit him, and keep him out of his cell, and just keep him company for eight hours a day," he added. "Which is not supposed to be the way it works."