Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/7/18).
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle
To begin today, I wanted to reassert a point that I and many others have made many times in the past, and a one that feels like it should not need to be pointed out. It is something that is important to always keep on the mind, especially today with all the intense efforts to manipulate; I remind myself of it on almost a daily basis. It is incredibly important for us all to always keep an open mind, as even things we may think we know, for one reason or another, might just be false; and if history is any guide, it is actually more than likely that almost all of what we think we know, is at the very least incomplete. To dismiss anything offhand, without always being able to consider the very real possibility that you might be the one holding the false belief, regardless of how certain you may feel, will ensure that you remain stagnant, while the world evolves with or without you.
This is a perfect example of a fact that was at one point in our very recent past deemed a wild-eyed conspiracy theory, right up until the point that the NSA admitted to as much; and despite Edward Snowden revealing the truth, many maintained it was false nonetheless. The human mind’s ability to dismiss what it does not want to believe is true, is uncanny.
This is a blatant violation of our inherent, supposedly inalienable rights, under the guise of our protection. And the problem is only getting worse, as the masses seemingly become desensitized to what is really going on.
As Ron Paul Puts it:
According to the annual report the US government intercepted and stored information from more than a half-billion of our telephone calls and text messages in 2017. That is a 300 percent increase from 2016. All of these intercepts were “legal” under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is ironic because FISA was enacted to curtail the Nixon-era abuse of surveillance on American citizens.
Speaking of FISA, remember the FISA memo? That memo that was supposed to be the bombshell that brought down the deep state, or shatter the very foundation of our so-called democracy, depending on which side of the false two-party deception you chose to listen to? Yeah, neither do most Americans. Despite all the verified crimes of the FBI and others within this case, not one person has yet to be held accountable. I just figured I would reiterate that point, yet again. And it just goes to show you that terms like “National Security” — which was thrown around in regard to the FISA memo, and how it would devastate any number of things should it be released, which is clearly didn’t — are often used to hide the truth from Americans. Even if and when that truth leaks out, the people are all too easily corralled into the next big moral outrage distraction story, or in the most dire of cases, the next manufactured event, while no one of real import is ever held accountable.
Ron Paul continues:
Has the US government intercepted your phone calls and/or text messages? You don’t know, which is why the surveillance state is so evil. Instead of assuming your privacy is protected by the US Constitution, you must assume that the US government is listening in to your communications. The difference between these is the difference between freedom and tyranny. The ultimate triumph of totalitarian states was not to punish citizens for opposing its tyranny, but to successfully cause them to censor themselves before even expressing “subversive” thoughts.
A doctor described as the resident physician to the twisted upstate sex cult NXIVM has been charged by a state oversight board with illegally conducting human experiments. The action comes eight months after the state Health Department refused to act on a complaint from a former cult member who alleged that Dr. Brandon Porter, forced her to watch disturbing rape and dismemberment videos for a “fright study” he was conducting.
He is accused of showing “human subjects an actual video of the horrific and brutal murders and dismemberment of four women by machetes; and violent film clips, including a male African American being viciously stomped by a Nazi; a conscious male being forced to eat a portion of his own brain matter; and a graphic gang rape.” He is also charged with violating state law for improperly conducting studies on obsessive compulsive disorder, Tourette’s syndrome and one monitoring the brain waves of those who attended NXIVM programs. The state also slapped him for not reporting to health officials that many of the attendees, including children, at a 2016 NXIVM event became ill with an infectious illness that produced flu-like symptoms, vomiting and diarrhea.
Many often argue that cases such as this are just “isolated cases” or a “bad apple,” not indicative of the field or their political circles. Except that it is, and despite the conditioned response, they happen quite often in fact; and if you choose to see it, it will give you an insight into the subculture that dominates those in positions of power and their elite circles.
Former District Court Judge and school board member Tim Nolan plead guilty to 21 counts of human trafficking in February and this week, he was sentenced to 20 years behind bars. In court it was revealed that the judge threatened young women and girls under the age of 18 with arrest to force them into sex. On one occasion a victim was living on his property and he forced to evict her if she did not have sex with him. He also gave numerous victims heroin.
During the sentencing, Prosecutor Barbara Whaley read statements from some of the women in court. Whaley noted that seven of the 19 victims were under 16 years old. During Trump’s presidential run in 2016, Judge Nolan was serving as the chair of his campaign. The alleged sex trafficking occurred in August of 2016 — while Nolan was working on the Trump campaign.
He did try to apologize, yet only after it was clear that the trial was not going his way, and not before doing all in his power to worm his way out of it.
His attorney actually said during the trial:
In his potential day and generation [these acts] would not necessarily be considered to rise to the level of human trafficking.
She also accused the victims of lying, despite Nolan’s guilty plea, and suggested that his position as a government figure should somehow absolve him of his crimes, despite the fact that he used that position to get away with them in the first place.
The federal U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision by the Drug Enforcement Agency to list cannabidiol, CBD, which is a non-psychoactive cannabis derivative, as a Schedule 1 controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act. The DEA claimed that they had simply provided clarification to existing law, stating that their move “makes no substantive change to the government’s control of any substance.” Yet this disregards what the American people want in this faux democracy, and the mountains of medical evidence to show both that CBD is not addictive and has tremendous medical value — which contradicts precisely what a Schedule one placement directly implies.
Russia’s military spending has been declining in recent years, and is expected to shrink even more in the next few years. Despite this, the US seems to have no problem using Russia as an excuse to keep justifying more military spending. The latest move, from the US Navy, is to form an entire new naval fleet.
The US Second Fleet was dismantled in 2011, both to save money and because there is realistically no need for them. This fleet, which is responsible for the US East Coast and the northern Atlantic, is making a comeback, with Navy officials claiming a “great power competition” against Russia.
Even a cursory examination shows this is nonsense. Russia’s Navy is much older and far smaller than America’s. Moreover, Russia doesn’t have a fleet in the Atlantic in the first place. The closest thing to such a fleet would be Russia’s Northern Fleet which is focused on the Arctic.
All this time and money spent on war and new and more efficient ways of killing, yet we cannot find was to pay our teachers, or provide school books for our kids that aren’t from the 1970s, or fix the water crisis in this country, or its crumbling infrastructure in general; or with what it costs to make and supply one of those lasers, maybe end homelessness in the US; or for a fraction of the war budget, possibly end world hunger?
But no, let’s make sure we keep the munitions companies happy and make sure we keep building these weapons so the government can sell them to the current dictators they support, who they can later “liberate” with a regime change and take them back for the next dictator de jour.
Let me ask you something … when was the last time the US was attacked by another country? The bombardment of New Orleans in WWI? The attack on Pearl Harbor on WWII? If you say 9/11 you need to leave the room. I’m just kidding, you can stay here, but you need to do a bit more research on what 9/11 really was. Even Pearl Harbor is arguable, as there is much debate around whether it was a false flag. We know at the very least it was allowed to be carried out. So, New Orleans 1918? Why don’t we just say Pearl Harbor for sake of argument — so 1941. Almost 80 years ago.
That is not to imply that there is no reason for a sound national defense, but despite all of the US war efforts being absurdly carried out in the name of “defense,” they are nothing of the kind. They are the definition of an offensive. Meaning that we spend all this money under the guise of “defense,” when the aggressive actions being carried out instead are not only unjustified, but quite literally unnecessary. Many consumed with the lies of the war supporting propaganda machine will no doubt argue ‘but we are under constant threat.‘ I guess by ISIS, or some other verifiable US-western creation — and that threat in and of itself is very debatable, even disregarding its true origins — but that all stems from 9/11.
Think about what the 9/11 false flag allowed… the justification to claim we have this phantom threat that is always usable to carry out war overseas, ironically in the name of “defending the country.” How ridiculous is that? So without 9/11, there is no war, meaning there is no war machine, no military industrial complex, at least as we know it today. It is almost hard to imagine isn’t it?
There are children, teenagers even, who have never known anything but war in their lifetime, who were conditioned in school to see this as normal, as the “American way.” That’s horrifying, and I doubt it was what the Founders envisioned. But maybe I am wrong in that assumption, for which many can no doubt make a good case. But a lifetime of war in our names, is certainly not how most see themselves, or this country.
But sure, let’s continue building more advanced weapons of war, more efficient killing machines, when the US and its allies are the only real aggressors. Let’s keep that war machine turning, lest we upset the “defense” contractors who pull all the strings in Washington, at least all the strings that matter.
But you know what could change that? You. Should you choose to put aside your differences and false political ideologies and realize that these ideas were put here for one very clear reason — to keep us looking at each other, as the war rages on.
Please take the information discussed in the video below and research for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. As anyone telling you what the truth is, or claiming they have the answer, is likely leading you astray, for one reason or another. Stay Vigilant.
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