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Britain facing unprecedented six-month winter - relentless heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures could last until May, could now parallel the worst winters ever recorded

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The entire UK has been told to brace for a record-breaking period of bitter Arctic winds, crippling snowfall and plunging temperatures. Long-range forecasts now point to winter 2013 now being the worst for more than 60 years with Polar conditions stretching right into the beginning of next spring.

The shock warning comes with the UK already shivering in an unseasonably early big freeze with temperatures plummeting to -5C and heavy snow sparking chaos in parts of the UK. Long-range forecaster James Madden, of Exacta Weather, said: "An exceptionally prolonged period of widespread cold is highly likely to develop throughout this winter and last into next spring.

"It will be accompanied by snow drifts of several feet and long-lasting snow accumulations on a widespread scale.

"This period of snow and cold is likely to result in an incomparable scenario to anything we have experienced in modern times.

Vader

Government's admissions: Americans are finally learning about false-flag terror

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Governments from around the world admit they carry out false flag terror:

Arrow Up

Where new JFK evidence points

Media specials are on tap for the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's murder, but none will explore the troubling new evidence that has been declassified in recent years - and that undercuts the Official Story of the Lone Gunman.

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President John F. Kennedy in the motorcade through Dallas shortly before his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.
In late 1991, film director Oliver Stone released JFK, his film about the investigation of the murder of President John F. Kennedy by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison. To say the film was controversial does not begin to describe the furor which surrounded its reception. Six months before the film was in theaters, stories began to appear in large newspapers criticizing a film no one had seen yet.

When the film was finally shown, there was an interesting dichotomy. Whereas most of the film critics liked it, editorials and news stories about the movie attacked it. One critic actually lost her job over a positive review of the film.

But the film did two things relevant to the state of the evidence in the matter of President Kennedy's assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. At the end of his film, Stone had shown a title card saying that the files of the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) had been classified until the year 2029.

Embarrassed - and faced with public outrage - Congress held hearings. Many people testified including Stone, and the last chief counsel of the HSCA, Robert Blakey. As a result, the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) was created, tasked with finding and releasing all documents held by public and private entities in America concerning the murder of President Kennedy. Eventually, two million pages of classified files were open to the public.

The second thing the film did was arouse the curiosity of many people who were not aware of the evidentiary problems that had haunted the Kennedy case for nearly 30 years. Stone's film was the first time in over a decade that millions of Americans had been exposed to things like the Zapruder film, Oswald's odd relationships with the FBI and CIA, his associations with right-wingers in Dallas and New Orleans, the investigative failings of the Warren Commission, the problems with the autopsy of President Kennedy, and much, much more.

These new people who were drawn into the case had fresh perspectives to offer and new insights. Between the newly declassified documents and this new generation of writers, the information base about both Kennedy and his murder grew exponentially in a relatively short time.

But this week's 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination will be marked almost entirely by television specials that will be silent about this new and plentiful information, which alters the calculus of the Kennedy case. That is because, despite the uproar created by Stone's film, the defenders of the Warren Commission's narrative circled the wagons and protected the Establishment's preferred solution to the assassination - that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

Question

JFK Denialism: Why does mainstream media refuse to ask the real questions about his death?

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Guests watch a JFK speech at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of his Cold War declaration "Ich bin ein Berliner", on June 26, 2013.
Questions about the official story are derided as "conspiracy theories" by journalists who'd rather talk about fashion.

Every day, people are charged with criminal conspiracy in courtrooms around the country. In those cases, a "conspiracy" merely describes a criminal act involving two or more individuals. Also every day, the establishment media reports on various criminal conspiracies - including racketeering, insider trading, political corruption, sex scandals and murder plots.

Murder plots are their favorite, particularly when a husband or wife or crazed lover hires an assassin to knock off a troublesome or inconvenient spouse for personal gain. The details and facts of those conspiracies attract a great deal of attention from journalists and news personalities who pore over police blotters, always looking for a good hook to a shocking story with "legs" and, therefore, a long life with lots of details and great ratings.

Yet, over the last 50 years, the simple, descriptive word "conspiracy" has taken on a double life. On one hand, a feverish "true crime" obsession has spread around the news business, turning newsmagazine shows into banal police procedurals, and transforming entire cable broadcasts into tabloid mimics fixated upon mysteries, cover-ups and conspiracies.

Comment: The reason the official spokespeople of the current regime engage in denialism is simple: those who killed Kennedy are the current regime.


Light Sabers

Who killed Kennedy: CIA, LBJ, or the Truly "Unspeakable"?

There is no more hope to ever see a righteous Kennedy emerge and challenge the U.S. war machine. But the legacy lives on.

President John F. Kennedy remains a heroic, almost Christ-like figure, in the heart of a growing community of citizens who have become aware of the disastrous longtime effect of his assassination. He is perhaps the only hero whose public cult could ever redeem the United States.
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John and Jackie Kennedy arrive in Dallas, 22 November 1963.
Anybody following closely the recent developments in JFK research cannot fail to notice that there are basically two kinds of books on Kennedy's assassination. (I am only talking of books seriously engaged in the pursuit of truth, not those defending the Warren Commission cover-up, such as Vincent Bugliosi's pitiful Reclaiming History, 2007).

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Fifty years of investigative work and archive declassification has narrowed down the list of credible suspects: on the one side are books blaming a faction within the Military-Intelligence complex, the most recent and authoritative being: James Douglass, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He died and Why it Matters (Touchstone, 2008), David Talbot, Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years (Simon & Schuster, 2007), and Mark Lane, Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK (Skyhorse Publishing, 2011).

On the other side are books blaming Lyndon Johnson, represented recently by Phillip Nelson, LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK's Assassination (XLibris, 2010), James Tague, LBJ and the Kennedy Killing, by Assassination Eyewitness (Trine Day, 2013), and Roger Stone, The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ (Skyhorse, 2013), just available this month.[i] I will summarize the arguments of both theses, highlight their shortcomings and contradictions, and attempt to overcome them by pointing to an alternative hypothesis.

I will contend that these two trails of investigation, if coherently connected, do compliment each other, but not quite as two halves of the truth; rather as two thirds of the truth. The remaining third piece of the puzzle is the really "Unspeakable".

Megaphone

President John F. Kennedy's 1961 Inaugural Address

President Kennedy delivered his inaugural address on January 20, 1961. The public was not fully aware of what had happened when, on that day, a new administration (that was really a new regime) took over in Washington. Largely inspired by George Pope Morris, the Civil War poet, and by Abraham Lincoln, the new President's Inaugural Address was one of the finest pieces in the history of American literature. This long sermon in blank verse with key words that rhymed was the thunderclap announcing the birth of a new state. It was the advent, not of a dynasty, but of the intellect.

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In the enemy camp people listened, people read, people were moved and sometimes shaken, but they preferred to voice their amazement that President Kennedy had invited mostly writers, artists and scientists to the inauguration -- Hemingway, Faulkner, Steinbeck, Pearl Buck, William Inge, Arthur Miller, Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, John Hersey, Robert Frost, Saint John Perse, Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Ludwigmies Van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen, Paul Hindemith, Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, Fritz Reiner, Eugene Ormandy, and one lone journalist, Walter Lippman. "There's nobody left at Harvard" became a popular wisecrack when the composition of the Presidential team was announced. But some only half-laughed. In the months that followed, America, anaesthetized by eight years under Eisenhower, awakened to discover that she had a President with both a brain and a heart.


Bulb

Matt Damon on the need for Disobedience to the State

Matt Damon reads from Howard Zinn's 1970 speech "The Problem is Civil Obedience'. The extract of the text is just 5 minutes, but it packs in a lot of truth, truth that is even more relevant today than it was in 1970; truth that so many people around the world, and especially in the 'Western world' need to hear, take to heart and act upon.


Attention

Confession: Jury verdict prove CIA killed JFK

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File Photo of the Virginian-Pilot announcing JFK being assassinated.
As the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy (JFK) assassination approaches, the American people and the American media are living in two different worlds.

The corporate media is still pushing the myth that JFK was killed by a communist lone nut named Lee Harvey Oswald. But most of the American people are not buying it. Since the early 1990s, a strong majority of Americans has believed that JFK was killed by a conspiracy, and that the CIA had a hand in it.

The American people are right.

Overwhelming evidence confirms that the JFK assassination, like the assassinations and overthrows of so many of the world's best leaders, was a CIA operation. But the American media - including the foundation-funded pseudo-alternative media - is reluctant to report the evidence.

I encountered the media's distaste for JFK truth when I was a journalism student at the University of Wisconsin in 1980. Shortly before the 17th anniversary of the assassination, I wrote an article assembling the evidence that the CIA killed JFK, and submitted it to several media outlets. The only one that responded was The Progressive, a leading American left-wing magazine, edited by the normally courageous Erwin Knoll. Erwin told me he liked my article, and that if it were on any other subject he would have published it. But he had vowed to never publish any JFK conspiracy article unless it answered more questions than it raised. My article, he said, raised more questions than it answered.

Arrow Up

Calls to exhume John F Kennedy and finally solve JFK murder riddle

The body of US president John F Kennedy should be exhumed for analysis by forensic experts to see if he was the victim of a military-style ambush by several assassins, a British author said last night.
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John F Kennedy was assassinated on November 22 1963 in Dallas, Texas.
Matthew Smith's call is backed by Cyril Wecht, America's former top pathologist who once led the country's academy of forensic sciences.

Mr Wecht sensationally discovered the president's brain was missing when he conducted an examination of highly sensitive autopsy evidence, but says his skull and remains should still be available for analysis.

As the world remembers the 50th anniversary of the assassination this Friday, Mr Taylor says the macabre demand could finally resolve the greatest mystery of the past century.

Highly respected Mr Wecht has written a foreword for Mr Taylor's fifth book on the tragedy, called simply Who Killed Kennedy?

Retired college lecturer Mr Smith has spent decades analysing all known information and is convinced Lee Harvey Oswald, 24, was not the real killer.

Mr Smith writes: "First, the members of the Kennedy family who have records placed in their protection must reveal those for public scrutiny.

"Second, as painful as it may be, President Kennedy's remains must be exhumed and re-examined, this time by the top pathologist in the nation. We will then learn about the direction of the gunfire, which will result in a decision on whether a new, thorough investigation is warranted.

Bullseye

RFK Jr: My father was convinced 'rogue CIA' killed his brother

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Rory Kennedy and Charlie Rose at the event at Winspear Opera House, Dallas earlier this year where RFK's son dropped the hint that the CIA murdered his uncle JFK.
In the year of the 50th anniversary of the day which many Americans say broke their hearts, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said, to virtually no media coverage, that his father Bobby believed that Oswald did not act alone, and neither does he.

RFK Jr.'s comments mirror the conclusion of the 1976 official government commission on the assassination of the 35th president, which stated that:
"The committee believes, on the basis of the evidence available to it, that President John F. Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy."
Although the 1976 commission's evidence and conclusions are still hotly disputed, acoustics analysts Professor Mark Weiss and Ernest Aschkenasy of Queens College concluded that "with the probability of 95% or better, there was indeed a shot fired from the grassy knoll."