Five Reasons why the “Russian Hacking” meme doesn’t hold weight

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“Russian hackers” and “propaganda” being used as excuse to threaten freedom of speech

By now, everyone has heard of this infamous, anonymous “Russian hacker” who has infiltrated USA elections.  And somehow, under the direction of Putin himself, this person or group allegedly elected Donald Trump to the presidency.  If true, this would have dire implications for the meaning of freedom in our elections.

In case the absurdity of this accusation isn’t apparent, allow me to articulate the reasons why it holds no weight whatsoever.  Following the evidence in this article, (or rather, lack thereof) one will begin to question how anyone buys into this hysterical fabrication against Russia.

  • Denial by Julian Assange.

As the story goes, Russia somehow leaked the DNC hacks to Wikileaks, while keeping the RNC leaks under wraps.  The only problem with this story is that Assange himself has stated that the leaks came from directly within the DNC itself, not Russia.  Russia had nothing to do with it. Neither did Putin.  According to Assange:

“The Clinton camp has been able to project a neo-McCarthyist hysteria that Russia is responsible for everything. Hillary Clinton has stated multiple times, falsely, that 17 US intelligence agencies had assessed that Russia was the source of our publications. That’s false – we can say that the Russian government is not the source,” Assange told the Australian broadcaster as part of a 25-minute John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films.

In addition to this, there are also several experts who explain why these assertions do not align with reality.

  • Analysis by William Binney

For those unaware, William Binney designed the NSA’s surveillance system. He left the NSA due to ethical concerns about what bulk data collection meant for freedom, another in-depth subject not to be covered here. In short, Binney finds it ridiculous that the Russians had any involvement in the DNC hacks.  He points out that there is no evidence for this claim:

“This is a big mistake, another WMD or Tonkin Gulf affair that’s being created until they have absolute proof” of Russian complicity in the DNC hacks, he charged during a Newsweek interview. He noted that after the Kremlin denied complicity in the downing of a Korean Airlines flight in 1983, the U.S. “exposed the conversations where [Russian pilots] were ordered to shoot it down.” Obama officials “have the evidence now” of who hacked the DNC, he charged. “So let’s see it, guys.“

As it turns out, Binney is not the only expert questioning these far-fetched accusations.

 

  • John Mcafee statements

John Mcafee created one of the world’s premier anti-virus software systems. He also ran for the Libertarian Party’s candidacy in 2016. Again, here we have another example of a cyber security expert calling out the Obama administration on its utter fabrication. With regard to the FBI Joint Analysis Report:

“McAfee argues that the report is a “fallacy,” explaining that hackers can fake their location, their language, and any markers that could lead back to them. Any hacker who had the skills to hack into the DNC would also be able to hide their tracks, he said

“If I was the Chinese and I wanted to make it look like the Russians did it, I would use Russian language within the code, I would use Russian techniques of breaking into the organization,” McAfee said, adding that, in the end, “there simply is no way to assign a source for any attack.”

 So we see that the very basis of the “Russia did it” meme cannot be true under any circumstances. There exists no possible way of knowing the Russians did it. Understanding the fallacy behind this idea leads one to the question: why now?

  • Suspicious Timing of the Accusations

One simple question arises out of all this: why has it only come to light now? Of course, the suggestion was brought up during the campaign that so-called “Russian hackers” MAY, at some point, possibly “hack the election”, whatever that means. And as to be expected, with this narrative implanted in the matrix, it was then seized upon once Trump emerged victorious. What a convenient excuse for the failed campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Consider this – if it was known that someone may “hack the election”, why were precautions not taken to ensure it wouldn’t happen? Why has this only come out after Trump won? So many things do not add up here.

Not only does the entire idea make zero sense whatsoever, but no evidence has ever been presented that could possibly lead one to believe it.

  • Lack of Evidence

Of all the reasons not to believe this Russian hacking conspiracy, this one is the simplest and most obvious. Not a single shred of evidence has been conjured to back these baseless accusations. Not one. Absolutely nothing. The only thing that even comes close involve some shadowy, vague reports from intelligence agencies suggesting that it might have been Russians, but they really can’t say for sure, and have no concrete evidence. This ought to be a red flag. And as stated earlier, these reports have come under question by experts who highlight the fallacious nature of the statements made.

All in all, this conspiracy theory has to be one of the craziest ever concocted by mainstream fake news media. In addition, the fact that this has been used to justify cracking down on so-called “Russian propaganda” has serious implications for the meaning of freedom of speech. Now anyone who presents a viewpoint contrary to the establishment narrative may be labeled a Russian agent, and therefore censored.  While that may sound hyperbolic, Orwellian legislation has already been passed to just this end.

This begs the question, will the author of this article be branded as such? Am I indeed an “agent of Russia”? Did Putin himself force me to write this article? And, most importantly, does this justify censoring my views and writings?

I encourage the reader to question and research this fake news.

What do you think? Are Russians responsible for the election of Donald Trump? Even if this hacking accusation were true, does it justify curtailing freedom of speech? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.

Market Optimism Reaches Record Highs – Crash in the Cards?




When market optimism reaches dangerous heights,  it typically signifies one thing: a crash will be in the cards in the not too distant future. Many indications exist that we have begun to approach the point of peak optimism. Both technical market indicators as well as sentiment seem to be alluding to the possibility of a long-overdue crash being in the near future. For example, stocks have only been this high by historical terms just before previous financial bubbles have burst.
You may have heard this before. In fact, if you read so-called “alternative news” (aka ‘fake’ news) you have heard this meme literally hundreds of times over the last eight years or so.
Yet now, more than ever before, circumstances have primed the financial world for a collapse of epic proportions. It now seems all but certain that sometime during the Trump presidency, we will witness this financial failure.
Make no mistake – this has been a long, long time in the making. Trillions of currency units created out of thin air, and many billions of monetized financial assets later, the stars have finally begun to align in such a way that signifies that time may be running out.
There’s no telling how big this bubble will be blown before it bursts. As host of The Keiser Report, Max Keiser has said, there’s no reason the Dow can’t go to 40,000. There will always be a higher number.
Yet money printing will not always be a solution. Even with trillions created and pumped into the system, the world economy has only been growing sluggishly for the past eight years. The same solution will not work next time around.
According to insider analyst Jim Rickards in his new book, Road to Ruin: The Elites’ Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis, the elite have already begun preparing for the coming crisis. The Bank of International Settlements warned them as far back as 2014. And they plan to pursue a different strategy this time around.
In short, the financial system will be frozen, and people will not have access to their financial assets. Bank accounts, mutual funds, bonds, stocks, everything…it will all be out of reach. This way, contagion will never have time to spread. In order to solve the problems, a global currency and system will be introduced. The powers that be want to control everything and everyone.
What ways can one prepare for this? There are many, yet a few of the most important involve owning physical silver/gold and virtual bitcoin. Both will serve as hedges against devaluation of fiat currency. While the big banks have been prosecuted for massive manipulation of precious metals markets, bitcoin has been the canary in the coal mine for the collapse of fiat money.  It has recently reached record market capitalization, seeing billions flow into it in a matter of weeks.
What will you do? Sit back and watch as the stage gets set for world financial domination? Or take efforts to insulate yourself and inform others?
Leave your thoughts in a comment below. Is the recent optimism misguided?

War on Cash Escalates, Threatens Freedom & Liberty (part 1)




 

Do you use cash to pay for things? If so, it may only be a matter of time before you can no longer do so.

With each passing day, our society moves closer and closer to a cashless one. And that has very dire consequences for our personal freedom and sovereignty.

The right to have control over one’s currency must be considered paramount. Those currency units represent the amount of time it takes to earn them. In effect, they represent little pieces of one’s life. Currency equals life.

Now, imagine being denied the right to do with your life as you see fit. Imagine it being under the control of government and banks. Most people cannot imagine this. Yet it has been happening, and will continue unabated if the banks have their way.

Several countries have recently made startling moves toward a cashless society. The pace at which this agenda appears to be moving forward looks surprising to say the least.
India, for example, has seen the war on cash come to its doors. Its government recently banned high-denomination bank notes (see here) 

In this latest development on what has been termed “the war on cash”, absolute chaos has ensued. People have been waiting in lines that stretch across entire city blocks just to exchange their cash for smaller notes they can spend. Just take a look at this short Youtube clip:

In South Korea, the government has decided to eliminate coins altogether, openly declaring the move to be one toward a “cashless society”.

In fact, a whole list of countries exists that have already made significant move towards a cashless society. They remain one step away from total monetary control over their citizens lives.

The war on cash has many far-reaching implications and appears to be part of a larger plan by global central banks to centralize all capital under a single digital domain. This allows for greater control, increased scrutiny over transactions, and total elimination of any personal financial privacy. As we move towards a cashless society, our freedom diminishes.

As our freedom diminishes, so too does our prosperity. America became the most prosperous nation in history because it began as the freest. Now it seems as though everyday brings with it a new deterioration of those freedoms.

Anyone with a conscience cannot stand idly by and watch as a concerted effort by politicians, financiers, bankers, and oligarchs pushes us onward toward serfdom.
Take a stand and fight back in this war on cash, by committing to use cash to pay for goods and services whenever possible.

What will you do? Sit back as your liberties get chiseled away, or make any attempt possible to delay this system of control being forced upon us all by globalists and bankers?

Leave a comment below regarding your thoughts.

Media Madness, Mind-Control, Mainstream Losing Credibility




 

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Mainstream media has lost all credibility in the eyes of the people. After relentlessly attacking Trump while downplaying the criminal activity of Clinton, many more people now see the bias inherent in coverage provided by the big networks.

Other sources of information

So where will people turn for their news? Many alternative sources exist online. They have collectively become known as the “alt-media”, and they claim to be an alternative to mainstream news sources.

While much value can be found in such sources, a bias exists there as well, albeit bias of a different nature. One will typically find fear mongering among this media, some of which even goes so far as to be labeled “doom porn”. The reference implies that some people get off on reading about the impending destruction of the world.

Some sites, such as Infowars.com, are more prone to this type of information (or disinformation) than others. Zerohedge.com, for example, has a generally upstanding reputation for being a respectable website for financial news. Yet even there, one can find substantial amounts of “doom porn”, with comments on certain articles even alluding to such a thing.

Mind-Control

In the case of Infowars.com, an attempt is made to make certain truths appear crazy by mixing them in with bits of obvious disinformation and hysteria. In addition, some have even claimed this to be a fear-based mind control program, one designed to get people to revolt. Their reaction can then be used to discredit and demonize those who hold similar views.

The fear-based mind control works with two components: a fear loop and a hope loop. The fear loop gets one to perceive an evil “out there” that becomes responsible for all of one’s problems and all of the world’s injustices. The hope loop then places the solution or answers to the problems on a certain individual or group who can “change things”. This combination makes the individual likely to lose sight of their sense of self and get lost in the grim realities, the fear, the paranoia, the hollow calls to action. Those who act out tend to do so in violent or aggressive ways, reinforcing a certain perception about anyone who sees similar realities.

The classic example of this involves the term “conspiracy theory”. This term gets used often to discredit anyone who dares question the official narrative of anything. Ask even the simplest question about, or provide simple objective evidence to the contrary of any such narrative, and one gets labeled a paranoid conspiracy theorist. [The words paranoid and conspiracy have been cemented in the minds of the masses as shut-off valves for the flow of information.  Associate either word with a particular subject or narrative, and all thinking shuts down.]

Bias Exists Everywhere

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In short, be aware of the bias inherent in all news sources. Know that some are more biased than others. Russia Today (RT), for example, exhibits certain pro-Russian biases yet has substantially less censorship and overall bias than most other big news outlets. Don’t trust anything until you have cross-referenced it with multiple sources. Always look into everything for yourself, rather than accepting a single source as infallible. Yet be aware of your own biases, such as confirmation bias, by which an individual seeks out information that only confirms their chosen preconceptions, and denies all evidence to the contrary.

Five Unbelievable Figures Regarding the Student Loan Debt Bubble

 





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You may have heard about the student loan crisis in America. Millions of college graduates cannot repay trillions in loans. Their wages, or lack thereof, seem to inhibit their capacity for servicing their debt. This lack of repayment, while inconsequential in the near-term, will at some point become catastrophic for the nation as a whole.

The fact that student loans cannot and will not be repaid will have two inescapable ramifications: 1) impact upon the broader economy resulting from former students being burdened by excess debt, and 2) impact upon the national debt, adding to the black hole that is US Finances.

When people cannot afford to pay back student loans, they cannot even think about purchasing homes. This effect appears to have already begun to take hold within the real economy, as evidenced by the fact that the rate of home ownership has been tanking for over a decade now, reaching recent lows not seen in almost fifty years. Startling as that last fact may be, it does not constitute one of the five unbelievable figures about the student loan debt bubble. To begin:

 

  • 3 Trillion USDThe size of the bubble to date. It seems like just yesterday this number had only surpassed the trillion mark. Those trillions represent the lives and dreams of millions of people who “invested in their futures” by borrowing for an education. Now that education has failed to produce a return on investment.
  • 100%The amount by which public, in-state university tuition has increased over the last ten years. When compared to the increase in cost of tuition for out-of-state and private schools, this appears tame. Many observers note that this meteoric rise has only been made possible by government intervention. Government-guaranteed loans can be secured for any amount, regardless of market value. This results in increased costs for diminishing quality products. Again, we see similar lending dynamics that took hold during the housing bubble that took center stage during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Could the student loan debt bubble enter the spotlight during the next stage of this crisis that seems to never end?
  • 293,029 – The number of Master’s Degree holders on food stamps. Take a second to soak in that figure and grasp its significance. Hundreds of thousands of people in the land of opportunity can no longer afford to feed themselves, despite having worked so hard they managed to achieve a level of education that only about 2% of human beings who live today will ever achieve in their lifetimes. How can anyone believe that “everything is awesome”?
  • 40% – Rate of delinquency on student loans. You read correctly – over forty percent of all student loans remain in delinquency today. That means that almost half of all graduates cannot afford to make even a single payment on their loans. And somehow people still insist things have not deteriorated. How anyone can perceive this situation as normal will forever be beyond the scope of reason.
  • Student loans cannot be discharged through bankruptcy. This last one may not be a figure, but it overshadows all of the grim statistics. Student loan debt can be considered the most sinister form of all debt, for it can never be discharged. That translates to a lifetime of debt servitude for all who bought into this most epic of financial scams. Most were never educated on the far-reaching consequences of these loans. Some didn’t even have a clue that loans were being taken out in their name – or even what a loan was!

 

In short, this bubble will have to burst one day. Some indications exist that it has already begun to do so. For instance, in 2011, a form of mass loan forgiveness was introduced – income-based-repayment. This plan allows students to make payments no greater than 10% of their income. For many, this amounts to a payment of zero.  So millions can be in default indefinitely.  The meaning of freedom involves being free of debt.  Austrian economics dictates that debt deters savings, which inhibits economic growth.  Therefore, further debt expansion will always be needed…until the bubble finally bursts.

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Freedom & Preparedness

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Growing up in California, one becomes aware of the potential destructive capacity inherent within nature. And when nature strikes, it often does so with little to no warning.
Earthquakes, wildfires, and landslides all happen within a moment’s notice. A wildfire or landslide can be anticipated to some extent – e.g., smoke in the distance or heavy rains – though they still tend to catch people off guard. Earthquakes, on the other hand, have a far more sudden and unpredictable nature.  No natural disaster better reminds one of the importance of preparedness.
During the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake of 1994, many people found themselves unprepared. For several days, everything was shut down. Electricity was out. Roads and bridges had collapsed. Business and commerce in the region ceased altogether for a short period.
The above paragraph may sound extreme, yet it all happened for millions of people just twenty-two years ago. Yes, most survived (tragically, some did not). And most found a way to get through in the end. That doesn’t mean they wouldn’t have benefited enormously from a little foresight and preparation. Many lives can easily be spared unnecessary trauma and hardship with even minor measures beforehand.
What’s more, one becomes more able to assist one’s neighbors and loved ones. When you ensure your own safety, you increase the odds of being able to help someone else who wasn’t able to, at a time when they will need it most.
In recent days, the world has become aware of two major natural disasters, one real and one imminent: 1) the epic blaze in Alberta, Canada, and 2) the pressure building among the major fault-lines in California.
The fire in Canada has been said to have the potential to burn for months. And scientists say it’s only a matter of time before another large earthquake strikes California – perhaps as large as a magnitude 8.0 mega-quake.
The meaning of freedom involves non-reliance upon external authorities in any situation. Therefore, being prepared remains essential to pure freedom. That’s why you can find several links to food storage and other preparedness products right here.
Survival expert James Wesley Rawles has written in his books that the three most essential items include beans, bullets, and band-aids. In other words, long-term food storage, weapons & ammo for protection, and health + first-aid supplies for emergency. That includes any necessary medicines.
In the end, the more freedom one desires, the more one may feel it necessary to prepare. Don’t take it from me – just ask some of the billionaires who invest large sums of money in their extravagant doomsday preparations. And that’s not to mention the extensive preparations the USFG has undertaken itself – FEMA in particular. Entire articles, books even, can be written on these subjects alone.

What are your thoughts?  Feel free to share them in a comment below.

Collectivism Growing – Freedom Threatened




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America was founded upon the ideas of limited government and individual liberty.  These values and many related to them gave rise to the most independent, prosperous nation in history.  Today, as those values decline, so too does America and her standard of living.

How do we know America continues to inch closer to the same dystopian fate befallen upon countless countries in the past?  Simple: individuals who have lived through such dystopias note the parallels between what’s happening in America now, and what happened in their home countries then.

One such individual is Agustin Blazquez, Cuban-American filmmaker.  In a recent interview with The Daily Caller, Blazquez expressed his concern about the rise of socialist candidates such as Bernie Sanders:

” For Blazquez, watching American youth embrace avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, strikes him as “absurd.” It is the end result, he says, of the cultural marxist education and media propaganda that has anesthetized too many Americans who do not defend the values that made America exceptional. “
Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/30/cuban-american-filmmaker-warns-america-is-morphing-into-communist-country/#ixzz47WQTKuMW

It does come as a shock to see socialism being embraced with open arms.  It seems people have forgotten the millions upon millions of victims of tyrannical socialist regimes throughout history.  They seem to assume they will be immune, that somehow this time will be different, and this government will be nice to them, unlike every other force- backed government throughout all of human history.

Communism has been responsible for more death and destruction than anything else in recent history.  The 20th century, for example, saw about 94 million murdered under communist/socialist regimes.

And it doesn’t matter what we call it – communism, fascism, socialism, or any other “ISM”…different terms for centralized control.

Of course, the term “socialism” gets used more today, in order to avoid the disastrous past the word “communism” conjures within the mind.  A time will come when no words will suffice – everyone will see through this madness and demand their freedom back.

As Patrick Henry once said, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”

The masses will issue a similar declaration in the near future.  In many ways around the world, they already have begun to do so.

What do you think? Do you see your liberties eroding? Will you support socialism as the proposed solution? Feel free to leave a comment below and share this post on social media.
 

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