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English football fans cause more mayhem in France - British government blames violence on Kremlin

English football fans' behavior is notorious in Europe. Theft, vandalism, death threats, rioting, and generally revolting and anti-social behavior are to be expected when they travel abroad to represent their country. And this year's Euro2016 football competition in France has been no different.

The latest UK government lie about Russia (in what has been a spectacular few years of epic British-American lies about Russia) is that the Kremlin (i.e., VVP himself) trained, organized and dispatched the 150 or so 'martial arts-expert, weapon-wielding, genetically-super-engineered, Russian football ultra-commandos' who 'provoked' England football 'fans' into doing something they never, ever do - act like brain-dead neanderthals in other people's countries - and that it's all part of Russia's 'hybrid warfare' against Western civilization.

It's an absolutely ludicrous assertion of course, but one which is to be expected at a time when British-American monopoly over what exactly constitutes 'Western civilization' is fast eroding.

Let's take a look at England fans' behavior over the years (when no Russians were in sight)...

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The Truth Perspective: A Time for Warriors: Interview with Stefan Verstappen

In his last article 'Historical Cycles; are we doomed to repeat the past?', Stefan Verstappen made the case that our society is going into what is known as the Chaos Stage of history.No one can deny that the state of our civilization is deteriorating.In his latest article 'A Time for Warriors' he describes the horrific situation we are facing. (Not for the squeamish.)But there is hope.

According to the theory of historical cycles, the next stage is a new golden age, appropriately named 'The Warrior Age'. But what does it mean to be a 'warrior'? Who can be a warrior? Is a warrior non-violent? Why is becoming a warrior the first step to changing society?

To learn the answers to these questions and what we can all do to prepare for and create a better world, listen this episode of 'The Truth Perspective' on the SOTT Radio Network with hosts Laura Knight-Jadczyk, Joe Quinn, Niall Bradley and Harrison Koehli, and their special guest Stefan H. Verstappen.

Stefan has over thirty-five years' experience in the martial arts including five years spent in East Asia. In 1985 he traveled to throughout Asia and studied martial arts in Hong Kong, Taipei Thailand, Korea, and mainland China. Verstappen is the author of 8 books including The Thirty-Six Strategies of Ancient China, Blind Zen, and The Art of Urban Survival.Website: Chinastrategies.com, Video.

After our talk with Stefan, we continued the discussion of spiritual warfare, and discussed the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.

Running Time: 02:13:16

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The Health & Wellness Show: ‌Trauma from your Mama: The DNA -- Stress connection

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Did you inherit trauma through the DNA inherited from your parents and grandparents? Did their view of the world influence your life before you were even born? Unresolved childhood trauma has been implicated in cancer, heart disease and other health problems. Are we victims of our genes or does the environment count in more ways than we realize?

Today on the Health and Wellness show we discussed the topic of Intergenerational Trauma, genes, epigenetics and stress. (Note: due to some technical problems, the audio cut in and out at numerous times throughout the show.)

Running Time: 00:48:13

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Orlando nightclub massacre eyewitnesses: 'More than one shooter, snipers fired at police, someone blocked exits'

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The back of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, June 12. Police say they used an APC to make these holes in the wall, through which many surviving hostages escaped. It's undisclosed who made the bullet holes around the larger holes.
Yet another appalling mass murder in the US, the bloodiest yet, has once again focused world media attention on the Indispensable Nation. 50 dead, 53 wounded, and all the work of one ISIS-sympathizing, rabidly homophobic (though closet gay, apparently), Muslim-American, tax-paying, Mecca-visiting (yet non-religious), divorced, 'disturbed', 'gentle', NYPD-loving, America-hating, father-of-one terrorist working a steady job for 9 years with the world's biggest private security firm.

An Everyman for our times then, it would seem.

The story goes that, at 2am on Sunday 12 June 2016, 29-year-old Omar Mateen walked into a dark nightclub packed with 320 people having a good time. Mateen is carrying an AR-15 rifle and 30 magazines of ammunition on his person. In the dark, beneath the flashing and strobing lights, he begins shooting and goes on to reload and empty his AR-15 rifle 30 times, firing nearly 1,000 rounds of .223 ammunition. In the process, he achieves the remarkable feat of killing or injuring one third of the people around him, the majority of his victims being shot multiple times, some as many as 12 times. And he does all this in under 7 minutes. Alone.

That, dear readers, is the 'official story', aka, 'all the news that's fit to print'.


Neocon Hegelian-style warfare against Islam, Russia, China and Iran in a post-9/11 world

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) was a highly influential German philosopher. To this day his Hegelian Dialectic is a model used by central powers of government to create a problem that causes a reaction most often in the form of a crisis or series of crises, and consolidation of concentrated power results in fewer hands as a consequence of the proposed solution put forth by the same political body that created the problem and crises in the first place. It's been a highly effective deadly game of deceit that the ruling elite and its neocons have perpetrated on the people to fool and entice them into blindly accepting greater centralized control and authority.

This article will demonstrate how New World Order globalists and neocon servants in Washington have consistently employed this repeating cycle of the Hegelian Dialectic consisting of problem (originally called thesis), reaction (anti-thesis) and solution (synthesis) during the present century's US Empire's foreign policy. Inasmuch as US Empire along with NATO virtually controls all Western nations as well as nearly all Third World nations, this insidious process is unfolding globally on the geopolitical chessboard with the ultimate goal of a one world government.

This presentation first examines how the Hegelian strategy operates through America's aggressive foreign policy designed to retain its unipolar superpower status at all costs in the face of rising global powers Russia and China. While the globalist/neocon agenda has targeted Eastern powers Russia, China and Iran as foreign enemies, treasonous abuse at home targeting US citizens as the homegrown enemy is but symptomatic of the larger tyrannical pattern gripping all Western nations. A look at these highly disturbing global developments through the Hegelian Dialectic lens starts with 9/11 and the war against Islam.


Problem: Perceived international barriers to global hegemony and New World Order tyranny

Reaction: Create a bogus terrorist network of Islamic jihadist patsies under the command of a "black sheep" family member belonging to Bush family business partners the bin Ladens and then pull off [albeit half-ass] on 9/11 the world's largest false flag event in human history

Solution: Neocons' "forever war on terror" justifying invasions and protracted occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, NATO bombing of Libya, deployment of al Qaeda/ISIS as nation destabilizers committing Western state sponsored terrorism as well as proxy war allies used for regime change purposes in Syria, Iraq, Libya and beyond; dismantling the US Constitution and civil liberties in Western nations in the name of national security

Comment: Keep in mind that this ugly and sweeping picture leaves out what the U.S. Empire is doing in South America, Africa - and god knows how many other places...

For the second part of this article see: Mass murder and authoritarian control in America - the Hegelian Dialectic way, Part II

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The Truth Perspective: What is the real meaning of spirituality?

From monotheism to ancient mystery traditions to new age 'spirituality', there is a plethora of religious or 'spiritual' beliefs available that claim to offer the real path to 'god'. But have any of them done so? Are modern human beings any more morally or spiritually evolved than their ancestors at any other time in history? What is the real meaning of spirituality and what is the nature of true human evolution?

On this episode of the Truth Perspective, we discussed what is perhaps the most often asked question: what is the meaning of life? Is real spirituality based on rules and doctrines, or something else? And if we aren't really practicing spirituality, how do we do so? At the end of the show we also had some brief comments about the recent shooting in Orlando.

Running Time: 01:56:38

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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - May 2016: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

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Meteor fireball seen, heard and felt from across southeastern Canada and northeastern US, 17 May 2016
More and more people are starting to notice that something unusual is going on with the weather (and the planet as a whole). While vaguely acknowledging that all these extreme weather events occurring simultaneously points to their being somehow connected, mainstream media reporting about this, however, remains mired in complete absurdity. CNN, for example, recently reported that "[2016 was] the second year in a row Texas has been hit by one-in-500-year floods."

Last month, more volcanoes erupted during one week than would typically erupt during an entire year in the 20th century. Hailstones the size of tennis balls fell across southeast Asia, while the Indian subcontinent roasted in a record-breaking heatwave for the second year running. Europe experienced record-late snowfall in many places, followed by tornado outbreaks, devastating flash-floods and hailstorms that required snowploughs to clear streets. Wildfires raged across vast expanses of sub-Arctic regions, notably in central Canada, where the population of an entire city was forced to flee.

Month after month, the rain falls harder, the winds blow stronger, and the meteors come closer. Devastated homes can't be rebuilt fast enough before the next waves of natural disasters hit. The leaders of the free world, while waging more wars, plundering more resources, and causing ever more death and suffering, are telling us we've never had it so good.

Based on this snapshot of global environmental upheaval in May 2016, Mother Nature apparently begs to differ...

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The Health & Wellness Show: Fast-inating Information About Fasting

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Today on the Health and Wellness show we'll be covering the topic of fasting. Is fasting just a religious ritual or does it have beneficial effects on the body? Can you gain longevity, improve your immune system, and even supercharge your brain by fasting? We'll discuss the issue and review research around the subject. As always Zoya will be joining us with the Pet Health Segment where the topic will be...leeches!

Tune into the Health and Wellness show weekly on Fridays at 10am EST on the SOTT Radio Network!

Running Time: 01:06:51

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Washington to Moscow: Please Mr Putin, stop bombing our little al-Nusra friends

Jaish al-Islam and Jaish al-Fatah prepare for their Black Friday offensive, which killed 270 civilians last week.
Washington again asks Russia not to bomb al-Nusra, formerly known as al-Qaeda.

Al-Nusra shows its appreciation by playing a leading role in the slaughter of 270 civilians in 24 hours...

The deception of the ceasefire in Syria has become crystal clear. It has been used by opposition forces, faced with defeat, to halt advances by the Syrian Arab Army-led coalition in order to regroup, rearm and launch fresh attacks, which we are seeing now. Washington has again asked Moscow not to conduct airstrikes against al-Nusra, fearing that members of the "moderate opposition" could also be hit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reported.

On cue last Friday, illustrating how odious this proposal is, the forces opposed to Assad, al-Nusra prominent among them, killed 270 civilians in 24 hours of massive shelling across Syria.

The ceasefire has not been viewed by the opposition as a stepping stone to a full peace process. Rather, they have used it as a strategy for attempting to gain the upper hand over pro-government forces. There is no dedication to a peaceful solution to the war, just a cynical manipulation of a longed-for peace while re-arming with more powerful weapons and the supply of fighter reinforcements takes place in parallel. The government of Bashar al-Assad does not have a peace partner in Syria; they have adversaries who continue to be armed and supported by the US-led 'anti-ISIS' coalition.

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Behind the Headlines: ‌NATO goes ballistic over Russia's growing influence

NATO war games in the Baltics, the ubiquitous and hysterical cries of "Russian aggression" and potential Russian invasions, now culminating in the decision to place NATO missiles in Poland and Romania. The anti-Russian information war is running at full steam, tensions are rising, and the new Cold War mentality is spreading.

The latest geopolitical events have caused many in the alternative media to write about the threat of a full-blown war between NATO and the Russian Federation: Robert Parry, Paul Craig Roberts, Pepe Escobar, The Saker, Dmitry Orlov, Stephen Lendman, William Engdahl, Eric Zuesse, and more. So what's the deal? Is humanity facing a M.A.D. scenario? Will Russia invade or attack a European nation? Will NATO throw the first punch? In short, will there be a 'hot war' with Russia? And is there the potential for it to go nuclear? Join us today on Behind the Headlines as we look at what people are saying, sifting out the realities from the hype.

Running Time: 01:52:48

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