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Finding meaning in the chaos: The Trump v Clinton saga


You know that candidates will say anything to get elected, right?
As a reasonably 'awake' person, you would be forgiven for burying your head in the sand and wishing for the unfortunate freak show that is the current US election to end by way of an accommodating giant meteor. 13% of Americans feel exactly that way. Is that, perhaps, a good indicator of the percentage of Americans who are not lost in the bogus left-right political paradigm?

You would also be forgiven for getting too swept up in the fight against either camp, as many 'awake' people have, because there is no shortage of ammo in this battle for those on either side to use.

But if you manage to take a step back, breathe deeply and try to look at this situation objectively, a couple of unavoidable questions surface: "Why are these two freaks America's only choices? Could a population of 320 million really not produce better candidates than this?"

If you know a little about how the world actually works, then you'll know that few things happen by accident, especially in politics. A lot of things are planned by an entrenched elite that 'wins' either way. We're talking Old Money, long-time Washington power-brokers, the revolving-door system from government to top corporations and banks, think-tanks, the military-industrial complex and back into government again. In short, the Deep State, aka the 'Powers That Be' (PTB).

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The Truth Perspective: 2016 US Presidential Election: The American Dream Turns American Nightmare

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Early US presidential election results 2016
Take a look at our 'Picture of the day' today. It fairly accurately sums up the generalized feeling of not only Americans but many people around the world, about the 2016 US Presidential election.

To say the 4 yearly contest has become a depressing and contemptible spectacle that is totally unbecoming for the 'world's greatest democracy' is to understate the matter. Then again, was the US ever the 'world's greatest democracy', or was that moniker little more than an example of the comfortable lie that is not, to the dismay of millions, being exposed?

This week on The Truth Perspective, with just 3 days to 'election' day when only about 40% of adult Americans will actually cast a vote, we'll be analyzing the latest news and considering the deeper implications of the apparent transformation of the American dream into a nightmare, and why it's happening right now.

Why is Hillary being attacked by powerful US establishment entities? Is a Trump win likely? If Trump wins, will he be a '21st Century Hitler'? All this and more will be discussed today by your hosts and special guest.

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Remember Remember... why we don't need them!

You've heard the story about the 'Catholic terrorist' Guido Fawkes and the English parliament. You know what they did to him when he was ratted out by informers. And unless you've been living under a rock these past years, you've heard about V for Vendetta, the Wachowski siblings' movie adaptation of Alan Moore's comic book icon. Even if you haven't watched it yet, then you've almost certainly seen the lead character V's legacy in footage and images from demonstrations across the planet's capital cities in recent years:

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I don't think it's an overstatement to say that this revolutionary movie has inspired a generation to 'rise up'. It has certainly been a fitting prop! Britons traditionally celebrate today with a bonfire in commemoration of Fawkes's death and continuity of the status quo. What most don't realise is that they are celebrating a crime by the elite against the people.
After Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, English Catholics who had had a rough time under her reign had hoped that her successor, James I, would be more tolerant of their religion. Alas, he was not, and this angered a number of young men who decided that violent action was the answer.

One young man in particular, Robert Catesby suggested to some close friends that the thing to do was to blow up the Houses of Parliament. In doing so, they would kill the King, maybe even the Prince of Wales, and the Members of Parliament who were making life difficult for the Catholics.

To carry out their plan, the conspirators got hold of 36 barrels of gunpowder - and stored it in a cellar, just under the House of Lords.

But as the group worked on the plot, it became clear that some innocent people would be hurt or killed in the attack. Some of the plotters started having second thoughts. One of the group members even sent an anonymous letter warning his friend, Lord Monteagle, to stay away from the Parliament on November 5th.

The warning letter reached the King, and the King's forces made plans to stop the conspirators. Guy Fawkes, who was in the cellar of the parliament with the 36 barrels of gunpowder when the authorities stormed it in the early hours of November 5th, was caught, tortured and executed. [...]
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The story of the Gunpowder Plot is an interesting one. It is generally accepted that it would have been unlikely that the conspirators could gather 36 barrels of gunpowder and store them in a cellar under the house of Lords without the security forces of the day getting suspicious. Furthermore, there is serious doubt about whether the letter mentioned above was in fact genuine. In fact, it is believed today to have been fabricated by the King's officials. Historians suggest that the letter was simply a tool for the King's officials who already knew about the plot from the very mouth of one of the plotters.

As a tool for the king's men, the letter was ideal. It made it easy to explain how the King found out about the Plot and stopped it just in time before his untimely death. At the same time, the letter was vague enough to give the officials all the latitude they wanted in falsifying confessions and to pursue their own anti-Catholic ends. In fact, we could go further and suggest that the entire plot was a set-up, a 17th-century 'false-flag', if you will.

So while the British today misguidedly celebrate the execution of a man whose main aim was to liberate them from injustice, the mask that has come to represent that man via the movie V for Vendetta is today a symbol of that same desire to liberate the ordinary citizen from the grinding, relentless death machine that is civilization in the modern age.

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The Health & Wellness Show: Public schools: Where creativity, freedom and critical thinking go to die

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Most experts would agree that the public schooling system -- at least in the US -- is in dire straits. High dropout rates, failing test scores and pupil apathy and truancy are frequently blamed on lack of funding or poorly trained and unmotivated teachers. What if this isn't the case? What if the very existence of compulsory education is the problem? The founders of the public schooling system did not set out to create highly skilled, creative and competent individuals. They set out to create obedient workers who won't question their plight. Seen in this light, the public school system is a great success.

Join us on this episode of The Health and Wellness Show as we explore the topic of public education, its history and detriments as well as alternatives to keep your child and yourself -- if you're a product of the public school system -- from becoming a brainwashed zombie.

Stay tuned, as always, for Zoya's Pet Health segment where the topic will be natural sedatives for travelling pets.

Referenced links:
The Underground History of American Education - John Taylor Gatto
The Ultimate History Lesson - Interview with John Taylor Gatto
John Taylor Gatto's personal website
Teacher slams French education in suicide note
'Why Don't Students Like School?' Well, Duhhhh...
The ugly truth about the American school system

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Syria and Russia Halt Aleppo Bombing for 2 Weeks: John Kerry Doesn't Notice

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The aftermath of a mortar shelling in west Aleppo.
As 127 people in West Aleppo are killed this week from indiscriminate Al-Nusra led shelling, and accusations are made of opposition groups using chlorine gas, John Kerry doesn't notice Russia and Syria stopped bombing East Aleppo 2 weeks ago.

The period from mid to late October must be hibernation time for US Secretary of State John Kerry. How else are we to explain comments he made on Monday which clearly show he's ignorant of well-publicised events unfolding on the Aleppo battlefield?

Speaking at Chatham House in London on Monday, Kerry said:
If Russia were to test the stated willingness of Qatar, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia and the United states to try to separate Nusra from the opposition, and if they would test it by standing back and not bombing for a period of time, and give the legitimate opposition the opportunity to adhere to the ceasefire, but separate from the true terrorists, then we could begin to get some perhaps cooperative breathing space where we might have an opportunity to be able to really put in place a ceasefire.
In the salubrious surrounds of Chatham House we can be sure US idolaters did not dare raise a point of protest or dissent. "I say, can I correct you there, old chap," is hardly likely to have been uttered as the participants, grateful to hear Kerry's honeyed words, treated themselves to a hearty helping of tea and scones.

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Pushing Hillary off the ice? FBI Sends Rich Message to Clintons

"...it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record."
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Bill and Hillary Clinton with Democratic donor Denise Rich at a gala event in November 2000
So wrote FBI Director James Comey last week in what must be the most explosive lawyer-speak ever penned. He's being attacked for 'political interference' in the election, accused of 'siding with Putin', and has a Wall Street Journal op-ed calling for him to 'resign' because - I kid you not - ‌"Mr. Comey has lent credence to Donald Trump's toxic accusation that the system is rigged."

I wish to supplement my own writing here by stating that a coup of sorts does appear to be underway in Washington, albeit a very subtle and carefully orchestrated one, the explicit details of which will play out behind closed doors. The FBI no doubt has every bit of dirt on everyone in Washington, but because most everyone is implicated in everyone else's crimes, it must be very cautious about what it chooses to target the Clintons with.

That is apparently why the FBI chose as its next weapon against the Clinton campaign the release of 129 pages of documents relating to former President Bill Clinton's pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich in 2001. The barely plausible reason it gave for doing so was that it was merely completing a FOIA request, one that just happened to add another nail in the Clinton campaign's coffin.

This latest anti-Clinton data dump by the Feds, with its implied besmirching of the probity of the Clintons, will likely make the average undecided voter in the USA think twice about voting for Hillary, even if they don't really know who Marc Rich is. But for those with the time and inclination to probe deeper, the Marc Rich case is actually very instructive in that it goes to the heart of the Clintons' power and the recurring role of the man currently threatening that power.

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Is Clinton finished? FBI doubles down, says no evidence of Trump-Putin collusion


Let us not tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories
While the general public might be under the illusion that Russia is nothing more than a "regional power", the terrifying truth has now been revealed: Russia is a global hegemon with the unequaled power to decide who gets to be the President of the USA. Yes, that's right, the entire exceptional USA, its population and political and economic institutions, are nothing more than pawns of the Russian government, mere putty in the hands of the tyrant Putin.

This shocking claim has been repeatedly made over the past few months by the Clinton campaign and many Democrat politicians, not to mention the leading media organs on both sides of the Atlantic. Their evidence, as incontrovertible as the claim itself, is made up of repeated statements by Hillary and her minions that Putin and Trump are best buddies and that Putin has been hacking DNC emails and releasing them to the public, just to make Hillary look bad. And just when you thought that the situation couldn't get any worse, now we are told that the FBI might be compromised too. Yes, you heard that right, there are not only Reds under the FBI's bed, but FBI Director Comey might be sleeping with one.

In truth, our very way of life is in peril from this revanchist Red Menace. We must take action, and now. Elect Hillary or you'll be speaking Russian by Christmas.

Coming back to reality...

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Behind the Headlines: The Demon-Haunted Election: Vampires, Zombies and Satan's Minions Come to America

Halloween comes just in time for the U.S. presidential elections. And the stench of sulphur is so strong, Chavez is choking from his grave. Soul-sucking vampires, hoards of the undead, all led by a truly demonic ambassador from the darkest regions of the netherwold, coalesce to bring the world down with them. A scary Pied Piper Clown King is the least of our worries as the dead return to haunt the living masses. Unfortunately, this Halloween will not end on November 1st. It's just getting started, the barriers between the world of normal people and that of the unholy elite are being blasted open by the intensity of their evil emanations.

Join us for this year's Halloween special as we document the monster invasion, the zombie apocalypse, the horror show that is ... the 2016 presidential election!

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October Surprise! FBI Reopens Criminal Investigation of Hillary Over Weiner's 'Sexts' to 15 Year Old - Democrats Blame Putin

With 10 days to the election, the FBI has "reopened" their investigation of Crooked Hillary's email scandal. Given that they already let her off without a slap on the wrist (despite admitting that she did send and receive classified information, destroyed thousands of other emails, and lied repeatedly about pretty much every other relevant issue), this is a bit of a surprise. What the FBI already found should have resulted in criminal charges, so what new evidence could possibly change their minds, or make it worth notifying Congress?

Comey's letter to Congress announced the discovery of 1,000 (UPDATE: make that tens of thousands) new, potentially relevant, emails (some of which may be duplicates of those already in the FBI's possession) discovered in an unrelated investigation. While Comey didn't mention which investigation, FBI sources reportedly confirmed that the new emails were discovered on devices belonging to Anthony Weiner, husband of Killary's top aide Human Abedin.

After several years of scandals where Weiner engaged in 'sexting' (and god knows what else) with various women, Weiner and Abedin separated in August after it was revealed that Weiner had, yet again, sent lewd texts to a woman, including a picture of himself with an erection while lying in bed with his young son.

On September 21 this year, Weiner was again exposed (literally and figuratively) when the British Daily Mail published an article claiming that Weiner exchanged sexually-themed text messages with a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina. (Huma and Hillary sure have great taste in men!).

The American Thinker reports:
It was announced ten days ago that grand jury would be convened to investigate Weiner's sexting "by the end of the month." The timing of Comey's letter strongly suggests that the devices containing new emails were obtained through a grand jury subpoena, with no immunity deals or evidence destruction needed. If that is the case, further subpoenas are quite possible, a tool that was left unused in the investigation to date.

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The Health & Wellness Show: What have we done? Antibiotic resistance in the age of superbugs

Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin 1928 and it became available for widespread use in 1945. Since then people have benefited from the use of antibiotics in curing infections that would have previously sent them to their graves. Now, however, this golden age is coming to an end. Top researchers state that we are entering into the post-antibiotic era. Superbugs such as MSRA and CRE are on the rise and becoming increasingly difficult -- if not downright impossible -- to treat with our current stock of antibiotics and new pharmaceutical options are few and far between.

Join us on this episode of the Health and Wellness Show where we'll discuss how is it that what was once a boon for humanity has become a scourge. Does the responsibility lie with Big Pharma, Big Ag, family doctors or ourselves? Has the medical industry painted us into a corner or is the answer to antibiotic resistance to be found elsewhere?

Stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment where the topic is raisin toxicity in dogs.

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