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The Easters: A case study in psychopathy and ponerization


Kent and Jill Easter
The constant anti-Russian hate propaganda that fills today's airwaves gives us an unprecedented glimpse into the creation of history and the mindset of those in positions of power. One could be forgiven for tuning out all of the noise and blather, but it is still a fascinating look at how history is distorted even as it's happening. And, thanks to an LA Times write-up, we have a perfect example that helps us understand the very nature of how the 'game is played at the 'common or garden' level.

In August of 2016 the LA Times began publishing an incredibly vivid case study of psychopathy named FRAMED: She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her? It is certainly must-read material for people interested in the subject of psychopathy, and it is made even more valuable due to the fact that the journalist who wrote the story is apparently unaware of the subject.

The Easter case study

The story begins with the background of Kelli Peters, a popular PTA president who had worked into the position through volunteering countless hours in after-school care-giving activities. She was popular, loved by the community, and especially loved by the children.

Having spent years living and working in the peaceful city of Irvine, California, Kelli was ill-prepared when an otherwise normal day was interrupted by a surprise visit from a police officer. Kelli was initially puzzled but grew more concerned as the officer asked to search her car. When the officer came back with a 'Ziploc bag of marijuana, 17 grams worth, plus a ceramic pot pipe and two smaller EZY Dose Pill Pouch baggies, one with 11 Percocet pills, another with 29 Vicodin', she was horrified, but she knew the drugs weren't hers. In shock, she begged the officer to believe her.

Comment: For more on psychopathy check out SOTT Radio's The Truth Perspective: Introducing Political Ponerology, plus some odds and ends


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SOTT News Snapshot: September 9, 2016 edition - Korean nukes, creepy clowns, and Syrian solutions


Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall kneels during the national anthem before Thursday's game with the Carolina Panthers.
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall has joined Colin Kaepernick (as well as Eric Reid and Jeremy Lane) in his courageous protest against racism and police brutality, kneeling during the national anthem while his teammates stood. After the game, he told reporters, "I'm not against the military, I'm not against the police or America. I'm just against social injustice." He plans to continue refusing to stand for the foreseeable future, and like Kaepernick, will disclose money to charities that help veterans.

Given the hysterical response to Kaepernick's relatively benign form of protest, Marshall will surely face a firestorm of criticism from ignorant fanatics. Thankfully, other NFL athletes plan to join the protest, and members of Jeremy Lane's team, the Seattle Seahawks, are reportedly planning to make a unified statement on Sunday's game with the Miami Dolphins. Linebacker Bobby Wagner: "Anything that we want to do, it's not going to be individual. It's going to be a team thing because that's what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals."

The game will take place on September 11th. Hopefully they go through with it. The U.S., and the world by consequence, has descended even further into madness since that day. 9/11 convinced Americans that the threat to freedom comes from the outside. It doesn't. America has enough problems of its own. It's past time they were brought to light.

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The Health & Wellness Show: The Gift of Fear: Gut Feelings, Intuition and Situational Awareness

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It's a jungle out there, as the saying goes, and there are those who aim to do us harm. Have you had feelings that something is not quite right, had niggling doubts or red flags about certain people and situations? Each of us were endowed with gut feelings that we can either ignore to our peril or use to our advantage.

On this episode of the Health and Wellness Show we discussed the difference between true fear and everyday worry and anxiety, learning to spot danger signals that women, in particular, and society, in general, have been taught to ignore. How can we cultivate our sense of intuition to keep us safe and avoid becoming victims to the predators out there? Join us as we share eye-opening stories about how the gift of fear can save your life.

Have you ever wondered if your pet can understand you? Stick around for Zoya's Pet Health Segment to find out!

Running Time: 01:42:12

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The Guardian view on Aleppo: More Western lies about Syria

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Indeed, the West has failed in its proxy war to force regime change (or the break-up of) Syria, but that's not stopping Western media from painting a picture of what is happening there that is completely opposite to reality
Once again, without fail, as the Syrian army makes advances in fighting al-Qaeda in Syria — aka Jabhat al-Nusra — and the child-beheading 'moderate' terrorists of Nour al-din al-Zenki in districts of eastern and southern Aleppo, simultaneously a new bout of the same old tired and repeatedly disproved accusations of chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian Army is making the rounds.

The Guardian's September 6th article is embarrassingly (well, I would be) unsourced and, as per the norm, cites "unnamed activists" and the al-Qaeda-affiliated "rescuers", known either as the "White Helmets" or — quite factually incorrect — the "Syrian Civil Defence", as they are neither civil (many carry arms) nor rescuers (rescuers don't pose with dead Syrian soldiers). The article's fallacies are many and the propaganda as crass as ever. The Guardian must really think their readers are stupid.

Before diving into the problematic article and its unsubstantiated accusations, let's pause to ask the obvious: Logically, why would the Syrian army need to drop chlorine on a population when conventional bombs will do far more damage? Suggestion: If the Guardian wants to portray the Syrian government as mass-murdering its civilians, which is in fact the Guardian's, and NATO's, intent, then forget ineffective weapons like chlorine and start screaming that the Syrian government has nuked Aleppo.

As Stephen Gowans pointed out, in rebuttal to one of the earlier accusations of chlorine attacks by forces loyal to Assad in May 2015:

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Eva Bartlett photo essay: The villages in Aleppo ravaged by the U.S.'s "moderate" rebels


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Eva Bartlett photo essay: Aleppo and nearby villages ravaged by the U.S.'s "moderate" terrorists

The northern city of Aleppo has been one of the most grossly misreported-on cities in the Syrian Arab Republic, with Western and Gulf media and NGOs continuously ignoring the realities of life in this city of over 1.5 million civilians, instead launching coordinated propaganda campaigns against the Syrian government and army (SAA), and in favour of terrorists labelled as "rebels", and ignoring their firing of an array of missiles, rockets, Hell Cannon-fired gas canister bombs, explosive bullets, and more onto the civilians of greater Aleppo.

Terrorist factions occupying areas of Aleppo include Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham, the so-called "Free Syrian Army", and child-beheading Nour el din Zinki mercenaries.

In July and in August, 2016, I traveled by car to Aleppo, to meet with doctors and ordinary civilians, and to hear their testimonies of life in a city which has many times been under terrorists' siege and is always under terrorists' bombings and snipings.

I was also able to visit Nubl, adjacent to Zahra'a, two villages just north of Aleppo which were under a devastating 3.5 year siege by terrorist factions until the SAA and allies lifted it in February 2016. Residents endured prolonged periods of hunger, were targeted by terrorists' bombings, and for want of medicines, medical treatment, and sanitary conditions suffered diseases that could otherwise have been treated.

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The Truth Perspective: Introducing Political Ponerology, plus some odds and ends


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This week on the Truth Perspective we begin the first of a series of discussions on Dr. Andrew Lobaczewski's underground classic Political Ponerology. We'll be taking the book chapter by chapter over the coming months, distilling the most important points in the book and giving examples to help enrich readers' experience and understanding of the work. Ponerology really is one of the most important books ever written, so we hope our conversation will make clear some of what it has to offer. First up is the Introduction: what inspired the writing of the book, and what does it have to offer the world?

Following this discussion, covered some odds and ends: interesting books we've been reading, current events like the recent Eastern Economic Forum and upcoming G20 meeting in China, followed by a Police State Roundup with Brent.

Running Time: 02:07:12

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Life under fire in Syria: SOTT.net interview with Eva Bartlett

Don't miss SOTT.net Spanish's recent interview (in English) with Canadian independent journalist and activist Eva Bartlett. Since 2008, Eva has spent more than 3 years in Gaza documenting Palestinian life under Israeli rule. She has also visited Lebanon, and has just come back from her 5th trip to Syria, the latter for 9 weeks, to bring back firsthand accounts of what daily life is like for the Syrian people who have been subjected to a Western imperial war for the past 5 and a half years.


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The Health & Wellness Show: The heat is on: Saunas, sunlight and sweatlodges

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Skin is your body's largest and fastest-growing organ. Skin is your body's coat. It protects you. It helps you stay warm when it's cold, and cool when it's hot. How can we nourish, replenish and maintain our body's special coat?

On this episode of The Health and Wellness Show we discussed how sweating in a sauna is one of the keys to living a longer, happier, and healthier life. Not only is it a physical detoxification of your body, sweating in a sauna or sweat lodge can be an emotional detoxifier as well. We discussed some of the numerous benefits of getting the heat on in this show: It hydrates and tones the skin, filters airways, relaxes muscles,helps reduce joint/bone issues,de-stresses the digestive system,encourages introspection and reflection, improves blood circulation, relaxes the nervous system to decrease stress and anxiety.

Get your sweat on with us and stick around for Zoya's Pet Health Segment the topic of cold and heat therapy for pets was discussed.

Running Time: 01:14:14

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Coming neo-McCarthyist censorship? Clinton's rabid russophobia and the war on dissidents

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The intensity of anti-Russia rants by Hillary Clinton and her coterie of supporters is flying off the Richter scale. The information war waged by Washington has sought to harm Russia by isolating it, weakening its economy and destabilising its leadership.

The mudslinging rhetoric has become visceral and vicious, with disturbing undertones emerging. Frustrated by the inability to effectively counter Russian media outlets, the proliferation of alternative media voices and Moscow's continued path of independent policy, the accusations have taken on a neo-McCarthyist flavour, which leave a sense of foreboding about brewing censorship and sanction against the voices of reason (i.e. those who don't believe Vladimir Putin is the devil incarnate).

Washington spuriously tells us the Kremlin is engaging in a one-sided information war which is threatening the stability and security of Western states - more precisely, the countries of Europe. In reality, it is frustrated by a worthy adversary able to counter its gargantuan information war-machine. If Russia is able to undermine and debilitate the foundations of our democracies, as this fairy-tale says, is it time to clamp down on the army of Kremlin trolls and propagandists?

"The grand Godfather of this global brand of extreme nationalism is Russian President, Vladimir Putin," Clinton said at a recent election rally in Nevada. Fusing Putin to Donald Trump as a dastardly duo who threaten the free world, Clinton said Trump will abandon NATO allies, recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea and hand Eastern Europe to Russia to plunder at will.

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Unlawful Killing - The Murder of Princess Diana and Why it Matters

The mystery surrounding the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi al-Fayed 19 years ago today was revived recently by the claims of a British SAS sniper whose testimony was part of the trial of another SAS soldier who was convicted of illegal weapons possession. The parents-in-law of the SAS sniper in question, known only as "Soldier N", claim that he boasted to his wife that the "SAS was behind Princess Diana's death".

Unsurprisingly, the media reaction to the story has been to dismiss it, citing, incorrectly, that the investigation into Diana and Dodi's deaths was conclusive, that it was an accident, and that there was "no evidence of conspiracy". In fact, this alleged "new evidence" has done little more than provide the media with an opportunity to, once again, ridicule any idea that there was anything strange about the events in Paris that night. It is also interesting to note that, in just a few weeks, a new film about Diana's life, entitled 'Diana', will be released.

The general consensus among the great British and world public seems to be that Diana and Dodi and their driver Henri Paul died as a result of a car crash caused by pursuing paparazzi. It's rather perplexing that this should be the case because the jury in the official 3-month-long inquiry into their deaths returned a verdict of "unlawful killing" and the paparazzi were exonerated. How does this happen? Well, how did it come to pass that 50% of American citizens believed that Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attacks, despite the fact that no one, not one person, ever made such a statement publicly?

Answer: The mainstream media's real job is not to report the news but to 'catapult the propaganda' that the 'elite' hope will become the new 'reality' or historical record.