Fervent Statism Captures Low-Intelligence Voters

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A person who subscribes completely and wholly to the strict party ideologies of the left and right can often be found on internet forums debating the talking points of their [social] conservative and liberal figureheads in office and in the media.  Often, this willingness to regurgitate the flawed tenets of Republicrats will result in a vote for the Donald Trumps and Hillary Clintons of the realm. One could say that a well-informed citizen who has spent time poring over the conflicting philosophies only to eventually draw the conclusion that both are wrong (self-serving and not in the interests of the people) will probably find themselves voting 3rd party, if at all.

The reason for this 3rd-party vote varies: from alienation and disillusionment, to poor candidate choices from Republicrats to a stark awareness of the sinister nature of Politics in general; circa 2017.  The common thread throughout these rationales is an informed, intelligent and objective voter base, completely aware that they are no longer represented by their own government.

However fervently Democrats and Republican voters pontificate on social media, many are clearly ‘stuck’ in conditioned patterns of thought, a consequence of decades of declining education and increasing institutionalization.  The ability to ‘think for oneself’ has been diminished slowly over time and this has become apparent in how many of today’s voters (to paraphrase Chomsky) debate each other fiercely within the limited spectrum they are afforded. Perhaps those who posses the awareness to break their mind free from these limitations make up a large percentage of those who expressed their complete rejection of the status-quo via a 3rd-Party vote in 2016.

Could this manifestation of awareness in 3rd party voters be correlated to general intelligence levels in states? The trendline says: kinda.

The data from the above chart was taken from the 2016 Popular Vote Tracker and The Washington Post’s 2015 State Intelligence Study, a combination of state by state IQ, ACT scores, SAT scores and percentage of college graduates compared to the national median (negative scores indicate a negative deviation from national median). 

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Stratfor: Ukraine Coup Plotted by US Over Russian Stance on Syria

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According to several sources, namely Stratfor, Ukraine has undergone a “Western-backed coup” in the course of the recent political upheaval that forced now-ousted President Viktor Yanukovych to leave the country.

Ukraine has been gripped by unrest since November 2013, when Yanukovych refrained from signing an Association Agreement with the EU in favor of closer ties with Russia.

On February 23 2014, amid rising violence in the country, the Ukrainian parliament ousted Yanukovych and named Oleksandr Turchynov, the legislature’s speaker, as interim president.

As the crisis was brewing in Ukraine, US and European officials repeatedly expressed support for the anti-government Ukrainian protesters. The protests took violent forms as an increasing number of the protesters resorted to violence in confronting Ukrainian security forces.

Stratfor, an ad-hoc public intelligence provider, confirms what the more conspiratorial-minded among us have long suspected:

MOSCOW, December 19 (Sputnik) – The United States is behind the February coup in Kiev, which came in response to Russia’s stance on Syria, said George Friedman, the founder and CEO of Stratfor, a global intelligence company.

Russia has repeatedly said that the coup in Kiev was organized by the US, Friedman told Kommersant newspaper. Indeed, it was the most overt coup in history, the political analyst stressed.

The United States decided to act following Russia’s successes in the Middle East, a key region for the US. Americans saw that Russians could influence what was happening in the Middle East, Friedman said. Russians are one of the many challenges in the region that the US faces, he stated. The US thought Russia’s activities were an attempt to harm Washington, the political analyst told the newspaper, adding that events in Ukraine should be viewed in this context.

Russians seem to have underestimated how seriously the US would react to Moscow’s activities in the region and that they would easily respond, Friedman said. The US understood that the thing Russia wants the least is instability in Ukraine, he added.

The head of Stratfor, also known as “The Shadow CIA,” insisted that Russia’s involvement in Syria was not the only reason for the Ukrainian crisis. However, many in Washington started to perceive Russia as a problem, the expert told the newspaper, adding that at that time the US decided to divert Russia’s attention away from the Middle East.

Syria has been in a civil war since March 2011. Over 100,000 people have died as a result of the armed conflict. Russia repeatedly stated that the election of Syria’s president Bashar Assad was legitimate, and that the people of Syria should control their future. From the beginning of the war the US supported the opposition and stated that the conflict would not be over with Assad in power.

For more details, check out this article from March, 2014 on RSN:

If the US State Department’s Victoria Nuland had not said “Fuck the EU,” few outsiders at the time would have heard of Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, the man on the other end of her famously bugged telephone call. But now Washington’s man in Kiev is gaining fame as the face of the CIA-style “destabilization campaign” that brought down Ukraine’s monumentally corrupt but legitimately elected President Viktor Yanukovych.

“Geoffrey Pyatt is one of these State Department high officials who does what he’s told and fancies himself as a kind of a CIA operator,” laughs Ray McGovern, who worked for 27 years as an intelligence analyst for the agency. “It used to be the CIA doing these things,” he tells Democracy Now. “I know that for a fact.” Now it’s the State Department, with its coat-and-tie diplomats, twitter and facebook accounts, and a trick bag of goodies to build support for American policy.  Read More>>

Fake Cellphone Towers Proliferating in US

Cell-Tower-1000Source: We Live Security
[Editor’s Note: There have been many comments to this story from people who are assuming that these ‘towers’ are physical installations. There’s no reason to assume this is the case: it’s far likelier that they are mobile installations of the kind used not only by law enforcement and government agencies, but also by scammers and other criminals. (David Harley)]

Seventeen mysterious cellphone towers have been found in America which look like ordinary towers, and can only be identified by a heavily customized handset built for Android security – but have a much more malicious purpose, according to Popular Science.

The fake ‘towers’ – computers which wirelessly attack cellphones via the “baseband” chips built to allow them to communicate with their networks, can eavesdrop and even install spyware, ESD claims. They are a known technology – but the surprise is that they are in active use.

The towers were found by users of the CryptoPhone 500, one of several ultra-secure handsets that have come to market in the last couple of years, after an executive noticed his handset was “leaking” data regularly. Continue reading

DARPA & US Intelligence Monitor and Analyse Social Media to Manipulate, Undermine, Propagandize and Attack Undesirable People and Information

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Source: Guardian UK

The activities of users of Twitter and other social media services were recorded and analysed as part of a major project funded by the US military, in a program that covers ground similar to Facebook’s controversial experiment into how to control emotions by manipulating news feeds.

Research funded directly or indirectly by the US Department of Defense’s military research department, known as Darpa, has involved users of some of the internet’s largest destinations, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Kickstarter, for studies of social connections and how messages spread.

While some elements of the multi-million dollar project might raise a wry smile – research has included analysis of the tweets of celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, in an attempt to understand influence on Twitter – others have resulted in the buildup of massive datasets of tweets and additional types social media posts. Continue reading

House Resolution 428: Force FBI to Release Documents Detailing Foreign Government Involvement in September 11th

Source: Reddit

There’s one fact that should be ingrained in all the minds of all Americans who experienced 9/11, just like the images of the crumbling towers that fateful day, and that is the fact that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi Nationals. Not Iraqis, not Afghanis, and not Persians.

Saudis…and well connected ones at that.

Also remember that Saudi Arabia is not like any other country. You know where common citizens go about their day to day, work a 9 to 5, and come home and pay a mortgage. If your middle class or wealthier in that country, and native, you have some kind of connection to the royal family.

With all that being said, everyone in this community who’s been on top of the Sarasota connection to 9/11, the Saudis, and the Bush Administration need to keep the pressure on the media, politicians, and the public to not gloss over what happened in that city in Florida two weeks prior to 911 as well as the reasons for Bush’s coincidental and infamous presence at Emma E Booker Elementary on 9/11. Continue reading

LA County Sheriff’s Department secretly spied on the entire city of Compton via aircraft

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In Another Example of police forces around the country becoming like mini-CIA paramilitary spy units, LA County Sheriff’s Department takes a page out of NYPD’s playbook and spies on an ENTIRE city via persistent surveillance equipment mounted on a small plane.

Source: End The Lie / CIR Online

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department secretly used a civilian aircraft to monitor the 10-square-mile area of Compton in 2012, recording high-resolution video of all that happened n the region.

“We literally watched all of Compton during the times that we were flying, so we could zoom in anywhere within the city of Compton and follow cars and see people,” said Ross McNutt of Persistent Surveillance Systems, according to The Atlantic. Continue reading

National Security Archive Releases Vol. 1 of ’73 Chilean Coup Details

Chile’s Elected Socialist leader, Salavador Allende and Cuba’s Fidel Castro in 1972

U.S. Covert Intervention in Chile: Planning to Block Allende Began Long before September 1970 Election

Nixon Alerted in Advance to Date of Coup, Retired CIA Operative Writes in Foreign Affairs
Archive Commends Long-Awaited Release of State Department Compendium of Records on U.S. Involvement in Promoting Chilean Coup
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 470

Posted May 23, 2014

For more information contact:
Peter Kornbluh 202/374-7281 or peter.kornbluh@gmail.com

Washington, DC, May 23, 2014 – Covert U.S. planning to block the democratic election of Salvador Allende in Chile began weeks before his September 4, 1970, victory, according to just declassified minutes of an August 19, 1970, meeting of the high-level interagency committee known as the Special Review Group, chaired by National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger. “Kissinger asked that the plan be as precise as possible and include what orders would be given September 5, to whom, and in what way,” as the summary recorded Kissinger’s instructions to CIA Director Richard Helms. “Kissinger said we should present to the President an action plan to prevent [the Chilean Congress from ratifying] an Allende victory…and noted that the President may decide to move even if we do not recommend it.” Continue reading