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From Internet Troll to Psychopathy Expert: The Con-Artistry of Thomas Sheridan

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Thomas Sheridan - New Age Grifter, Internet Troll, Con Artist?
Compared to, say, ten years ago, a lot of people today are aware of and talking about psychopaths. On the one hand this is encouraging, but on the other, it's a little troubling. It is heartening to see awareness of psychopathy breach the mainstream frequency fence here and there, but the signal-to-noise ratio, as with all knowledge relevant to the growth and survival of decent human beings, remains high on the 'noise' side. We see ridiculous studies in the news portraying psychopaths as curable and articles making the rounds about how not having a Facebook account may indicate that someone is a psychopath. We've also seen Twitter being touted as a tool for 'spotting psychopaths' and, just today, news that the US justice system is considering acceptance of biological evidence that someone is a genetic psychopath in court with a view to using it to mitigate the sentences of criminal offenders. The reasoning being that psychopaths can't help being psychopaths, that they lack free will and therefore they bear diminished responsibility for their crimes.

Well, yeah, that's exactly why they need to be held under lock and key permanently.

Perhaps we shouldn't be so surprised that the burgeoning awareness of psychopathy has been vectored away from the truth of the matter in this way. This is an information war after all, so if the psychopaths in positions of power gauge that the 'psychopath awareness train' has left the station, they would naturally be working around the clock to load it with nuclear capabilities in the hope of derailing it, or at least sending it down the wrong track. The name of their game is to misinform people about what psychopaths are really like by trivialising and obscuring the issue: hence the proliferation of junk science that claims psychopaths can be cured, that psychopathology is a harmless evolutionary adaptation, or that psychopaths can be spotted based on analyses of their Twitter feed and Facebook page (or the lack thereof).

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State-Sponsored Terrorism - Western Journalists Embedded With 'al-Qaeda' in Syria

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Remember me?
State-sponsored terrorism used to be a rather simple affair, where a state would order its military (or other covert armed group) to carry out terrorist acts against a civilian population, domestic or foreign. Over the course of the last 20 years or so however, state sponsored terrorism as practiced by Western 'democracies' has evolved into a much more convoluted and complex operation.

Take 'al-qaeda' for example. The best way to understand the true role of 'al-qaeda', is to first understand the role played by the Soviet Union and 'Communism' as popularised by Western governments, because 'Islamic terrorism' has clearly replaced the 'Communist threat'.

The main problem with Communism is that it never actually existed in the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was a basic dictatorship. But Communism and the Soviets were promoted by Western governments as an ideology and an enemy against which the West 'had to fight' to 'protect' the capitalist freedom loving people of the World. This was the rationale, the casus belli, that was used to justify American interventionist policy (land and resource grabs) around the world. But behind it all, was, as the saying goes, naked bloody imperialism.

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Chemtrails, Disinformation and the Sixth Extinction

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© Leigh, P. Lancaster University
Contrails in the sky indicate that our atmosphere has changed
Next to people HAARPing on about scalar weapons and UFOs, so-called 'chemtrails' are probably one of the most talked about topics in the alt.net community. The proliferation of pseudo-scientific nonsense has exploded online to the point that every time an unusual weather event or natural disaster occurs, you just know it won't be long before chemtrails or HAARP or both will be brought up. I'm well aware that the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is high military stuff, but its purpose is to mess with people's minds, not mess with the weather. And messing with your mind may definitely include inducing you to believe, against the evidence, that the government is "in control of the weather." Certainly, there is some kind of atmospheric spraying going on in many places, but this activity is mainly aimed at 1) providing a bounce screen for HAARP mind control waves; 2) providing fuel for the rumors that the government is in control by dribbling a few toxic substances onto the masses which 3) can make people sick and thus more susceptible to the mind control waves.

Just today, Laura received a question from a reader of her books who is unfamiliar with the work published on SOTT.NET that deals more directly with real-world issues, and both the question and answer are so succinct in respect of this topic, I'm going to include it right here at the beginning before I go into details.
Reader Question: Could the earthquakes in Iran [see here] and the "dryness" be caused by seismic and climatic high tech weapons?

Answer: Earthquakes could possibly be caused by satellite based weapons. Weather issues, I'm afraid, are not. Weather is nonlinear and nobody in his right mind would meddle with it. Obviously they try to, but with very limited results and it usually backfires on them. Their inputs are just so small they don't perturb the system very much. (The same applies to "anthropogenic global warming".) Plus, notice the most important clue: that the weather is changing dramatically on the other planets in our solar system which suggests a more "cosmic" cause. Also notice the other interesting phenomena such as increasing volcanic eruptions (keep in mind that 75% of the planet's volcanoes are under water and appear to be erupting with greater frequency lately), sinkholes, torrential rains, landslides everywhere on a scale previously unknown, heating of the troposphere from internal heat of the earth, combined with cooling and sinking of the stratosphere, comet/meteor dust loading of the stratosphere resulting in noctilucent clouds being seen further south than ever before. Then, there is the meandering of the jet stream. Put that together with the really sad performance of the sun during this solar maximum, the puzzling decrease of the Earth's magnetic field, the increase in electrical activity, including the now well-known "mysterious sounds" phenomena, and you get the impression that something outside the solar system or at least at the edges of it, is "grounding the current flow" through all the planets and things are definitely getting interesting.
That describes the situation in a nutshell. And naturally, the PTB would like all of you to believe that they are behind all of this sort of thing with the exception of global warming which is, of course, YOUR fault, not theirs! As SOTT has pointed out again and again, historically, when a people begin to perceive that the cosmos is "against them", their first - and natural - reaction is to find a scapegoat, and the most obvious one is, of course, their leaders. During repeating periods in history when famines, earthquakes, plagues have struck and taken a heavy toll, when volcanoes erupt or comets blaze across the sky or meteor storms and weather anomalies increase, the target has always and ever been the ruling classes, going back to the most ancient times when the king was ritually sacrificed to appease the Storm Gods in their various appearances.

It is no different now. Just as the PTB would like you to think that they are "hiding the truth about aliens because they are in cahoots with them" or that the aerial phenomena that many think are "aliens" is just "secret government experiments", because they know what happens when the rulers appear to be being chastised by the "gods", so is it exactly the same in respect of their helplessness in the face of planetary and cosmic phenomena.

Getting on with our topic: a couple of things ought to be clarified at the outset. Weather modification involves cloud seeding, usually to encourage rainfall in drought-stricken areas, and has been practiced since the 1950s. Geo-engineering covers a number of crazy ideas, some of which are apparently being put into practice. It's the Franken-science of global warmists who are fronting money for experiments they hope will re-modify the climate back to the way they believe it was before. It's absolutely nuts of course. Not only do they not understand how weather/climate is created to begin with; they intend to mess with it to 'save the planet'. The richly dark irony here is that their bright ideas may actually contribute to speeding up the climate shift into an ice age.

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Circumcision - Conditioning the Adult by Torturing the Child

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For the love of the father and of the mother for the child when it has just been born is not like their love for it when it is one year old, and their love for it when it is one year old is not like their love when it is six years old. Consequently if it were left uncircumcised for two or three years, this would necessitate the abandonment of circumcision because of the father's love and affection for it. - Moses ben Maimon Guide for the Perplexed Part III Chapter 39
It seems that secular humanism in Germany has finally completed its decades-old plan to ruin the moral heritage of our grand United Empires of Earth. How? By ending the genital mutilation of children.

For some, circumcision is a religious concern. For others it's simple hygiene. It's well known that the covenant of Judaism is predicated upon the act of circumcision, and a host of other cultures around the world work it into their rites of passage in the most horrendous of ways. For others it was necessary to make it a more universally accepted practice. Therefore, circumcision was medicalised. Some may find it difficult to imagine that Aborigines and African tribes found their genitalia so dirty that they started hacking away at them. Therefore a lot of work has been put into providing "evidence" for circumcision's effectiveness, ranging from protecting against penile cancer, HIV, and just general dirtiness.

So, you see, though it's long been understood by the sane men and women of planet Earth that the only way to guarantee a clean, mature, or holy child is to rip the skin off of their most tender of places when they are too young to be able to put up a good fight, this plausible lie might be at its stretching point. Yet it's easy to see why it has been accepted for so long: who has the bravery to enter the labyrinthine complex surrounding this brutal act and face the monster, within and without, that demands the mutilation of children?

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2012 - Collective Awakening or End of the World?

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We're half way through 2012. Many prophecies have hinted at this time as The Shift of the Ages and The Time of Transition. If you take a look at the shelves of any spiritual/new age bookstore, you'll see dozens of books with 2012 in the title. It certainly has become a good marketing bit. There are many theories of what 2012 is supposedly all about. From the end of the world to global mass enlightenment. If you type "2012″ into Google, 25,270,000,000 results come up.

Much of it is based on the Mayan Calendar which is presumably ending on 12/21 2012. Many people seem to be fixated on this date. I don't want to get into the technicality of the Mayan Calendar. Lies are mixed with truth and there are all kinds of theories from historians, experts, channeled material and authors who make various claims about this date and the Mayan Calendar, many of them contradicting each other. Instead, I'd like to look into some overlooked issues our world is facing, examining the possibility of a cataclysmic "end time" scenario or a "collective awakening" from a different perspective. But let's backtrack first.

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Suspect 'Eyewitnesses' - From 9/11 to the Colorado Massacre

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By now most people reading this already know that there are a number of unanswered questions surrounding the Colorado theater shooting, so I just want to quickly point out a few things and maybe make a few connections along the way.

Apart from the fact that the DHS and the FBI released a memo in May this year to security and emergency services to be on the alert for a 'terrorist' attack at a movie theater; apart from the fact that on the same day as the Aurora massacre, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine was holding an identical drill 17 miles away that simulated a shooter in a movie theater; apart from the fact that the FBI is officially known to have set up 'terror attacks' that included creating the plan, providing the weapons and equipment, preparing the location of the attack and even driving the vehicles to pull it off; APART from all that, there is the also the problem of the eyewitnesses to the Colorado shooting who stated that the gunman (James Holmes) seemed to have an accomplice.

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FBI and DHS Warned in May of Terrorists Planning to Attack Movie Theaters

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The Century 16 movie theater early on Friday morning, July 20, 2012. A 24-year-old man gave himself up to police after telling them he "possibly" had explosives in his home.
Claiming 70 victims, 12 confirmed dead and 58 injured, the mass shooting Friday at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, about 10 miles from Denver, is the worst mass shooting in US history. Cinema goers were 30 minutes into a sold-out midnight screening of the newly-released third installment of the Dark Knight Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, when someone described by witnesses as dressed "entirely in black" in full SWAT/riot gear - including gas mask, ballistic helmet, bullet-proof vest, bullet-proof leggings, throat and groin protection, and black tactical gloves - entered an emergency side exit of the theater.

After releasing cannisters of tear gas into the packed movie theater, he proceeded to calmly shoot members of the audience, picking off anyone who tried to escape along the aisles. Most of the movie-goers were between 15 and 25 years of age. When the gunman decided he was done, he exited the way he came, downed his weapon and gave himself up to police. A law enforcement source told CBS News the suspect was well-equipped, with one rifle, two handguns and a knife. There were also unidentified explosives found in his vehicle. He also informed them about "possible" explosives in his apartment. When Aurora police showed up at the University of Colorado medical campus address, they found his apartment rigged with trip wires, thousands of rounds of ammunition, jars full of highly flammable liquid that would explode on mixing and 30 improvised grenades. Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said "I personally have never seen anything like what the pictures show us is in there."

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24 year old student James Holmes, who was studying towards a PhD in neuroscience until he apparently dropped out in June.
The chief suspect is 24-year-old James Holmes, a graduate medical student pursuing a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Colorado. He had no previous history of trouble with the law.

Colleagues and friends have been coming forward to express shock that Holmes could be responsible for the shootout. Billy Kromka worked with Holmes for three months last summer and told the New York Times, "It was just shocking, because there was no way I thought he could have the capacity to commit an atrocity like this." A former high school classmate, Keith Goodwin, called Holmes a "generally pleasant guy," and stated that "James was certainly not someone I would have ever imagined shooting somebody." Dan Kim, a 23-year-old student at University of California San Diego, called Holmes a "super-nice kid," "kinda quiet" and "really smart."

Professors have also spoken favorably of Holmes, who was an honor student and "academically, he was at the top of the top." Kelly Huffman, an assistant professor of psychology at University of California Riverside described him as "a smart and quiet guy."

How many times before have we come across this glaring inconsistency between the cold hard facts of a shooting and the real character of the chief suspect? The 'crazed lone shooter' has no history of violence, let alone psychopathic tendencies, is evidently very intelligent and has great character references from friends and colleagues. It's always possible that he was hiding a dark side, but a medical student planning such an attack with tens of thousands of dollars worth of weapons, armor and sophisticated explosives, on his own and of his own volition, takes us into the realm of the bizarre.

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Bulgaria 'Muslim Suicide Bomber' - Tall White Guy With Long Hair and Fake US ID

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Mossad – ‘by way of transparent bullshit, thou shalt deceive the ignorant masses’.
As I predicted, the Israelis have successfully transformed Wednesday's attack at Burgas airport in Bulgaria into a 'suicide bomber' attack. It's a rather transparent attempt to provide 'proof' that the bombing was the work of the Iranians or Hizb'allah in the absence of any actual evidence that Iran or Hizb'allah were involved. After all, everyone 'knows' that Muslims and 'suicide bombers' are one and the same, and everyone 'knows that' Iran and Hizb'allah are evil and want to destroy the Jews, so what more 'proof' is needed?

As I noted in my previous article, initial reports stated that the bomb was in the luggage compartment of the bus, and surely forensic examination of the bus could verify this. The only problem is that the Israelis have more or less taken over the investigation (as they always do), which in turn has resulted (as it always does) in statements of 'fact' without proof by the Israeli investigators.

In this case, it seems the Israelis have used the unidentified eyewitness report (from yesterday, probably made by an Israeli agent) that the bomb exploded after someone got on the bus, to affirm that it was a 'suicide bomber'. Apparently no one in the mainstream media finds it utterly preposterous to assume that just because the bomb exploded after someone got on the bus, that person must be the 'suicide bomber'. By that logic, all the other people already on the bus could also be suicide bombers. Unless of course all suicide bombers are required to blow themselves up immediately after they arrive at their target.

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One Man's Suicide Bomber - National Security Building Bomb in Damascus and Bourgas Bus Bomb

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The Mossad bus bombing in Bourgas, Bulgaria
Today, July 18th 2012, two acts of murder were committed. One occurred in Damascus, Syria, the other in Bourgas, Bulgaria, but that's where the similarity ends, or so our Western governments and mainstream medias would have us believe.

In Damascus, the targets were high level members of the Syrian government (and anyone else who happened to be in the room). In Bulgaria, the targets were Jewish holiday-makers.

In Damascus, a spokesman for the 'Free Syrian Army' claimed that one of their members planted a TNT and C-4-based device inside the building ahead of the meeting, and then detonated the bomb remotely before fleeing to safety. The 'Free Syrian Army' is, as I have pointed out, made up of CIA-trained and funded mercenaries who don't care how many innocent people they kill because they are being paid to do so.

Syrian state television, on the other hand, said that the attack was carried out by a "terrorist suicide bomber".

The strange thing is, both claims are more or less correct.

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Reading Celestial Intentions Through the Wrong End of the Telescope: Missiles, UFOs and the Cold War


Comment: Updated 21 July 2012

Two corrections:

I have been sent a link to the original source article from RIA Novosti quoting the Defense Ministry in Moscow. Published at 22.15 on Thursday 7 June, this would appear to clarify the Jerusalem Post's citation of the Russian Defense Ministry - the Jerusalem Post was referring to the Russian language RIA Novosti article published 40 minutes after the missile's launch, while I mistakenly believed the JP was referring to this English language RIA Novosti article published the next day on 8th June 2012. There seems to have been a minor oversight at RIA Novosti offices in Moscow where someone forgot to inform colleagues working on the 'UFO over Israel' case on the English language section of their website that there was no need for them to cite the Huffington Post as saying that the Russian Defense Ministry had stated that they launched a missile at 21.39 on 7th June... because it was RIA Novosti themselves who first procured the statement from the Russian Defense Ministry.

In addition, as first brought to my attention by Sott.net readers, voices speaking in Russian can be heard in the video I described in the article as being filmed from Israel ('No UFO!! Russia test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile... Seen in Israel'), meaning that it was probably filmed from southern Russia. Israeli Ynet have since updated their article dated 8th June with another video filmed from Israel:




So it seems that the Russians did launch a missile from Kasputin Yar in Southern Russia eastwards to Kazakhstan on the night of 7th June 2012. But it is extremely unlikely that it was the same object that was seen 2,000 km to the southwest in Lebanon and Israel due to the distance between the launch site and the Middle East countries involved.


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The trail left by an object of unknown origin traversing the night sky on Thursday 7 June 2012 was witnessed by thousands of people from across the Middle East and Central Asia.
May you live in interesting times

~ Ancient Chinese proverb
There were widespread reports from the Middle East to central Asia of a strange phenomenon in the late evening sky on June 7th. Emergency phone lines lit up as excited eyewitnesses reported a spectacular light display. Judging by the distribution of media coverage that followed, people in Israel and Lebanon were particularly excited about the event, reporting the extraordinary sighting of "multiple airborne objects". It was apparently unmissable across a vast area because there were also multiple reports in Cyprus, Syria, Turkey, Jordan and several countries in the Caucasus. The earliest reports came from Lebanon where the daily L'Orient Le Jour reported that "meteorites were clearly visible" and LBCI News reported that "luminous objects and meteor bursts appeared over north Lebanon", before quoting Lebanese astronomers as saying they were the result of a large meteorite that exploded and left "visible trails of dust." Another Lebanese publication, Naharnet, described the phenomenon as a "meteoric downpour", while the state-run National News Agency reported that the objects were "clearly visible."

It's at this point that the story changed from being one of multiple 'meteoric' sightings to just a single fiery object that was "probably" a Russian missile.

The next day, Friday 8 June, the Jerusalem Post reported that Russia had carried out a successful rocket launch of an inter-continental ballistic missile the previous evening, Thursday June 7th. The Post went on to quote a spokesperson for the Israeli Astronomical Association as saying "the object reached an altitude of 80 kilometres." Sure enough, Russian news agency Interfax carried a report that cited the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN) as saying they had successfully launched an RS-12M Topol ICBM from the Kapustin Yar range in the country's southern Astrakhan region missile at 21.39 local time on Thursday evening. The Russian Defence Ministry's spokesman for RVSN, Col. Vadim Koval, told Interfax that "the missile hit the simulated target at the Sary-Shagan range in Kazakhstan with projected accuracy." The RVSN's own website was updated to account for this missile launch.

That would appear to have settled the issue for most. I'm not convinced though.