Progressive liberal values: Tony Podesta's creepy taste in art, the creepy people he hangs out with, and Pizzagate
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:35 UTC
Most recently, John was the Clinton campaign's chairman, but he has worked with Bill and Obama too. Tony is considered one of Washington's most powerful lobbyists. (For more on their political background, see Abby Martin's recent Empire Files on teleSUR.)
Not knowing much about them - aside from the fact that Podesta is interested in UFOs - the first ping on my radar was the "spirit cooking" revelation from the leaked Podesta emails.The relevant email suggests that not only are Tony and John close enough to Crowleyite "magickian" and "artist" Marina Abramovic to be on a first-name basis with her, but also that they are familiar enough with her "spirit cooking" to know what that involves and presumably be fine with attending a session. The casual tone sounds as if the planned "dinner" was probably not their first. (See: Sickos: Wikileaks reveals Podesta bros participate in disturbing, occult-themed "spirit cooking" involving copious bodily fluids?)
Since the release of Podesta's emails, users on sites like 4chan, Twitter, Reddit and YouTube, among other blogs and forums, have been uncovering a ton of strange connections, creepy implications, and perhaps outlandish speculations about the brothers and their circle of friends. For example, see this compilation of info by "ausbitbank" on steemit. There's a ton of other stuff out there, so knock yourself out searching and combing through it all. There's a ton of speculations and unsourced assertions on the topic, but there are also some genuinely creepy people and connections involved. Here I'll present just the facts. Let's start with Tony.
On July 16, 2015, Politico published a photo essay "inside Hillary's campaign headquarters" that featured an image of John's office. On the wall is a painting, on loan from his brother Tony, that features a suited man lying on a table, with two men standing over him. The visual suggestion - given the plates and cutlery held by the two - are that they are preparing to eat him.
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 17:00 UTC
This week on Behind the Headlines, we'll be doing our best to dry the liberal tears and offer some truth, sanity and perspective on what has undoubtedly been a very unusual Presidential election. We'll also be considering the prospects for a very different America, at home and abroad, under a Trump administration.
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First there were the calls for Trump's assassination on Twitter. Shockingly, a freelance journalist for the UK's Guardian and New York Times, Monisha Rajesh, even called for president-elect Trump to be assassinated in a tweet to journalist Mark C. O'Flaherty, who writes for the Financial Times, Sunday Times, among other propaganda outlets. O'Flaherty responded "haaaa - that's all we've talked about for the last hour." Rajesh quickly deleted the tweet and her account, but not before it was seen and captured by other Twitter users.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:45 UTC
So what drove Americans to vote for either Trump or Hillary in this week's US presidential election? Ask the mainstream media, or any Hillary supporter, and they'll probably tell you it was issues like liberal values and social justice. They'll also tell you that Trump supporters were motivated primarily by racism, sexism, and hatred. In reality, Trump voters were just as concerned about social injustice. In fact, this is the issue behind most popular votes around the world these days. And ironically, Trump voters were arguably more concerned about social justice than the liberals who voted Hillary because the social justice that drove millions to vote for Trump is very different to the 'social justice' that concerned Hillary supporters.
Here we need to note the clear distinction between the working-class 'rednecks' in the USA, and some of those in a more upwardly mobile financial position. Most people who voted for Trump were the 'rednecks' and they did so because they are feeling the negative effects of 8 years of the Obama government's 'liberal' economic and foreign policies that have continued unchanged since the 'conservative' Bush years (you might wonder why that is and how it works - hint: the president isn't the 'decider', by a long shot). Those policies coincided with the 2008 'crash' and the bank 'bailouts' that saw millions of American homes repossessed and many traditional manufacturing job losses, both of which disproportionately affected the poor.
It was precisely this marginalization of the most vulnerable in society that was behind the Brexit vote in the UK earlier this year. Both the British people's vote to leave the EU and American people's vote for Trump were not primarily votes for racism or xenophobia but votes against the neoliberal status quo under which the poor saw their living standards drop further and everyone saw war and death abroad increase.
To underline the bipartisan nature of these protest votes; in the US it was the nominally 'left' government candidate that was rejected while in the UK the protest vote occurred under the nominally 'right' Conservative government. The point being; the supposed 'left'/'right' political paradigm in Western democracies no longer exists. It has been replaced by a combination of neoliberalism and neoconservatism, two fancy words that describe ideologies that together form the 'elite' project for transnational globalization and domination of the world's resources by corporations and their political friends through the 'projection' of US military power around the world.
When Trump was offered to these marginalized and war-weary people as the only alternative to Hillary, they took the offer without much further thought. In addition, based on emerging voter poll data, it seems that it was not only the poor who rejected Hillary and all she stands for, but 54% of white male college graduates voted for Trump. Broken down by income bracket, while 52% of voters earning less than $50,000 a year voted for Clinton, and 41% for Trump, of the 64% of American voters who earn more than $50,000 a year, 49% chose Trump, and 47% Clinton. So, far from the core voter motivation in this election being one of 'anyone but Trump', it may have been closer to 'anyone but Hillary'.
The Health & Wellness Show: Connecting the Dots: Fighting the winter blues, mental health, and the coming vaccine season
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:00 UTC
Winter is coming and Seasonal Affective Disorder will descend upon millions of people in the Northern Hemisphere. What part does shifting light cycles, either natural or artificially enforced through daylight saving time, play in mood and circadian rhythms? How can the effects of waning daylight be mitigated?
Winter also means that flu season is upon us and if the CDC had its way we'd all be vaccinated. We'll check in with that mega-organization and their partners in crime -- Big Pharma and the FDA -- to see what mischief they've been up to most recently.
We'll also discuss Italy's first Veggie City, protein intake and the wonders of vitamin B12, the disturbing rise of anxiety and suicides in children and how to naturally increase mental well being.
Stay tuned, as always, for Zoya's Pet Health Segment where she connects the dots in animal health news.
Relevant links for the show:
Why Daylight Saving Time is bad for you
High schoolers create new light therapy device to treat seasonal affective disorder
CDC won't allow its own whistleblower to testify in vaccine-damage case
The toxic and flawed science behind flu vaccines
Miracle' drugs big pharma now regrets
A recipe for disaster? Turin, Italy's first 'vegetarian city'
Supplements accelerate benzodiazepine withdrawal: A case report and biochemical rationale
Six herbs that promote mental well-being
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Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:37 UTC
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 07:52 UTC
Not only that, but Republicans have won a majority in the Senate and the House, so we're in for a bumpy ride.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 16:10 UTC
The fact Clinton is still in the race and that Trump has emerged as the Republican candidate shows how broken US democracy and the political system are. That Clinton hasn't withdrawn from the presidential race, apologising profusely for her misdeeds, shows just how corrupt and power hungry she is and how she views herself as beyond the law. Julian Assange said she is "eaten alive by her ambition," suggestive of a psychopathic nature that doesn't know right from wrong and doubles down on the corrupt behaviour when the heat is on.
Clinton could take office with multiple investigations being run against her and her associates, any of which could bring her down.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 14:53 UTC
In terms of the 'bigger picture', this year's election is something of a watershed. For the first time the US population is being emotionally manipulated to not just choose between Democrat and Republican, but between two candidates that are clearly (even to the average American) reprehensible assholes. At the same time, the people are being encouraged and manipulated to find as many ways as possible to ignore the fact that the candidates are disgusting individuals, and choose one anyway.
The sane response to being offered either a shit sandwich or a shitshake is to refuse both, but apparently a decent percentage of Americans have, in essence, lost their senses.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 22:46 UTC
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).