Thursday, July 12, 2018

Forget the New World Order, Here’s Who Really Runs the World


Forget the New World Order, Here's Who Really Runs the World

Jake Anderson, Anti Media
Waking Times

For decades, extreme ideologies on both the left and the right have clashed over the conspiratorial concept of a shadowy secret government pulling the strings on the world's heads of state and captains of industry.

The phrase New World Order is largely derided as a sophomoric conspiracy theory entertained by minds that lack the sophistication necessary to understand the nuances of geopolitics. But it turns out the core idea — one of deep and overarching collusion between Wall Street and government with a globalist agenda — is operational in what a number of insiders call the "Deep State."

In the past couple of years, the term has gained traction across a wide swath of ideologies. Former Republican congressional aide Mike Lofgren says it is the nexus of Wall Street and the national security state — a relationship where elected and unelected figures join forces to consolidate power and serve vested interests. Calling it "the big story of our time,"Lofgren says the deep state represents the failure of our visible constitutional government and the cross-fertilization of corporatism with the globalist war on terror.

"It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies: the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Justice Department. I also include the Department of the Treasury because of its jurisdiction over financial flows, its enforcement of international sanctions and its organic symbiosis with Wall Street," he explained.

Even parts of the judiciary, namely the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, belong to the deep state.

How does the deep state operate?

A complex web of revolving doors between the military-industrial-complex, Wall Street,  and Silicon Valley consolidates the interests of defense contracts, banksters, military actions, and both foreign and domestic surveillance intelligence.

According to Mike Lofgren and many other insiders, this is not a conspiracy theory. The deep state hides in plain sight and goes far beyond the military-industrial complex President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned about in his farewell speech over fifty years ago.

While most citizens are at least passively aware of the surveillance state and collusion between the government and the corporate heads of Wall Street, few people are aware of how much the intelligence functions of the government have been outsourced to privatized groups that are not subject to oversight or accountability. According to Lofgren, 70% of our intelligence budget goes to contractors.

Moreover, while Wall Street and the federal government suck money out of the economy, relegating tens of millions of people to food stamps and incarcerating more people than China — a totalitarian state with four times more people than us — the deep state has, since 9/11, built the equivalent of three Pentagons, a bloated state apparatus that keeps defense contractors, intelligence contractors, and privatized non-accountable citizens marching in stride.

After years of serving in Congress, Lofgren's moment of truth regarding this matter came in 2001. He observed the government appropriating an enormous amount of money that was ostensibly meant to go to Afghanistan but instead went to the Persian Gulf region. This, he says, "disenchanted" him from the groupthink, which, he says, keeps all of Washington's minions in lockstep.

Groupthink — an unconscious assimilation of the views of your superiors and peers — also works to keep Silicon Valley funneling technology and information into the federal surveillance state. Lofgren believes the NSA and CIA could not do what they do without Silicon Valley. It has developed a de facto partnership with NSA surveillance activities, as facilitated by a FISA court order.

Now, Lofgren notes, these CEOs want to complain about foreign market share and the damage this collusion has wrought on both the domestic and international reputation of their brands. Under the pretense of pseudo-libertarianism, they helmed a commercial tech sector that is every bit as intrusive as the NSA. Meanwhile, rigging of the DMCA intellectual property laws — so that the government can imprison and fine citizens who jailbreak devices — behooves Wall Street. It's no surprise that the government has upheld the draconian legislation for the 15 years.

It is also unsurprising that the growth of the corporatocracy aids the deep state. The revolving door between government and Wall Street money allows top firms to offer premium jobs to senior government officials and military yes-men. This, says Philip Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer for the CIA, explains how the Clintons left the White House nearly broke but soon amassed $100 million. It also explains how former general and CIA Director David Petraeus, who has no experience in finance, became a partner at the KKR private equity firm, and how former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell became Senior Counselor at Beacon Global Strategies.

Wall Street is the ultimate foundation for the deep state because the incredible amount of money it generates can provide these cushy jobs to those in the government after they retire. Nepotism reigns supreme as the revolving door between Wall Street and government facilitates a great deal of our domestic strife:

"Bank bailouts, tax breaks, and resistance to legislation that would regulate Wall Street, political donors, and lobbyists. The senior government officials, ex-generals, and high level intelligence operatives who participate find themselves with multi-million dollar homes in which to spend their retirement years, cushioned by a tidy pile of investments," said Giraldi.

How did the deep state come to be?

Some say it is the evolutionary hybrid offspring of the military-industrial complex while others say it came into being with the Federal Reserve Act, even before the First World War. At this time, Woodrow Wilson remarked,

"We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."

This quasi-secret cabal pulling the strings in Washington and much of America's foreign policy is maintained by a corporatist ideology that thrives on deregulation, outsourcing, deindustrialization, and financialization. American exceptionalism, or the great "Washington Consensus," yields perpetual war and economic imperialism abroad while consolidating the interests of the oligarchy here at home.

Mike Lofgren says this government within a government operates off tax dollars but is not constrained by the constitution, nor are its machinations derailed by political shifts in the White House. In this world — where the deep state functions with impunity — it doesn't matter who is president so long as he or she perpetuates the war on terror, which serves this interconnected web of corporate special interests and disingenuous geopolitical objectives.

"As long as appropriations bills get passed on time, promotion lists get confirmed, black (i.e., secret) budgets get rubber stamped, special tax subsidies for certain corporations are approved without controversy, as long as too many awkward questions are not asked, the gears of the hybrid state will mesh noiselessly," according to Mike Lofgren in an interview with Bill Moyers.

Interestingly, according to Philip Giraldi, the ever-militaristic Turkey has its own deep state, which uses overt criminality to keep the money flowing. By comparison, the U.S. deep state relies on a symbiotic relationship between banksters, lobbyists, and defense contractors, a mutant hybrid that also owns the Fourth Estate and Washington think tanks.

Is there hope for the future?

Perhaps. At present, discord and unrest continues to build. Various groups, establishments, organizations, and portions of the populace from all corners of the political spectrum, including Silicon Valley, Occupy, the Tea Party, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, anarchists and libertarians from both the left and right, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and others are beginning to vigorously question and reject the labyrinth of power wielded by the deep state.

Can these groups — can we, the people — overcome the divide and conquer tactics used to quell dissent? The future of freedom may depend on it.

This article (Forget the New World Order, Here's Who Really Runs the World) is free and open source. You have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Jake Anderson and theAntiMedia.org. Anti-Media Radio airs weeknights at 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific. If you spot a typo, email edits@theantimedia.org.


Adrienne L den Tex



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Whole Foods Withdraws Promise to Label GMOs

Whole Foods Withdraws Promise to Label GMOs

Whole Foods Withdraws Promise to Label GMOs

By Dr. Mercola

While Whole Foods Market, founded in 1980, has been a leading retailer of organic produce in the U.S. for decades, the company has faced its share of criticism; in later years being accused of operating more like an industrial organic company rather than a local distributor of high-quality organic food.

In 2007, it bought its chief rival Wild Oats — an acquisition initially challenged by the Federal Trade Commission, which said the merger violated federal antitrust laws and provided Whole Foods unilateral market power that could raise prices and lower quality. The issue was eventually settled by selling off the Wild Oats brand and more than 30 physical store locations.1,2

Amazon Now Owns Whole Foods

Last year, Amazon announced its intention to acquire Whole Foods Market and its 465 stores, a $13.7 billion deal that had food manufacturers quaking in their boots, while organic producers worried the deal might compromise and dilute organic food standards even further.3 The acquisition went through on August 28, 2017.4 Within two days of the merger, Whole Foods' store traffic rose by 25 percent. Within the first month, Amazon made $1.6 million off its online sales of Whole Foods private label products.

But while the success story of Whole Foods continues, questions about whether it's really socially commendable to shop at Whole Foods have festered well over a decade.5 The company has faced well-deserved criticism for its effects on employees by refusing unionization, the environment due to its limited supply of local produce, and its selling of questionable products such as items containing MSG and rBGH, making label scrutiny a necessity even here.

Like most large corporations, it has shareholders to contend with, and the company has been accused of cutting corners to make a profit on more than one occasion. This trend is unlikely to change with Amazon at the rudder. As a matter of fact, while Whole Foods has spent the last five years promoting its promise to implement a comprehensive labeling policy6 for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) — a promise that has been a major selling point to entice customer support — that plan has now been laid aside.

Whole Foods Reneges Its Promise to Implement GMO Labeling

As reported by New Food Economy,7 Whole Foods' GMO labeling policy was scheduled to take effect September 1, 2018. However, in a May 18 email, Whole Foods president and CEO A.C. Gallo announced the company's labeling requirement is being "paused" in response to concerns from suppliers about having to comply with both Whole Foods' rules and those proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The public comment8 period ended July 3 and the final rule is expected to be delivered July 29.

"As the USDA finalizes the federal regulation in the coming months and the food industry assesses the impact, we do not want our Policy to pose further challenges for you and your business," Gallo writes. As reported by New Food Economy:

"As currently proposed, the USDA policy would make several substantive changes to the way GMOs have traditionally been defined by the food industry — starting with the terminology itself. The government's preferred nomenclature is "bioengineered" (BE), which only refers to a food that has had another organism's genes spliced into it by a process called transgenesis.

Other types of genetic modification, including some produced by gene-editing tools like CRISPR, would not need to be labeled. As currently written, Whole Foods' requirements would be more stringent than the proposed USDA rules in at least two significant ways.

First, USDA has suggested letting companies label BE ingredients by QR code, meaning that customers would need to be directed to a website via smartphone to find out what's in their food … Whole Foods has never planned to allow QR codes to count as GMO disclosures …

Second, USDA rules contain perplexing carveouts for meat products, which are regulated under a different system9,10 … Whole Foods now faces a choice: It can move forward with its original plan, or defer to the government's less comprehensive new rules."

Is Whole Foods Committing Fraud?

As noted by New Food Economy, "All this begs a question: Is Whole Foods softening its commitment to GMO-labeling transparency?" The company promised its customers it would lead the way by labeling food sold in its stores in a clear and transparent manner. In fact, it was the first national grocery chain to make such a commitment, and many have patiently waited for the implementation of this promise, as it would set a new, higher standard for others to follow.

Transparent GMO labeling is also what more than 8 in 10 Americans want.11 If Whole Foods ends up adopting USDA rules, many GMO-containing foods will remain unlabeled, which is nothing short of unacceptable, especially for a company that claims to be a leader among organics. As noted in the featured article, "It would mean that a company that's long claimed the moral high ground would be no more transparent, as far as GMO labeling goes, than any other grocery store."

Whole Foods assured New Food Economy that it remains "committed to providing our customers with the level of transparency they want and expect from us and will continue to require suppliers to obtain third-party verification for non-GMO claims." But if that's the case, why has no new deadline for its GMO labeling been announced?

March 8, 2013, Whole Foods issued a statement saying, "by 2018, all products in its U.S. and Canadian stores12 must be labeled to indicate if they contain GMOs. Whole Foods Market is the first national grocery chain to set a deadline for full GMO transparency. 'We are putting a stake in the ground on GMO labeling to support the consumer's right to know,' said Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market."

To me, it seems incredibly disingenuous to mislead and lie to customers for five years with a promise to be the first to really do the right thing, and then not follow through just because the government is working on rules that in no way, shape or form fulfill customers' expectations of transparent labeling. It is my sincere hope that some of you will be angered enough to file a class-action lawsuit against them for this injustice.

USDA Bioengineered Labeling Is a Joke

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its proposal13 for the labeling of foods containing GMOs May 3 — a bizarre, or to use the word of Sierra Club, "Orwellian," rule that appears to misdirect and create unnecessary confusion on purpose. Perhaps most problematic is the fact that it's not clear whether "highly refined foods" will be included in the standard. Not only are a majority of foods sold in grocery stores highly refined, or contain highly refined ingredients, but these foods are also the most likely to contain GMOs.

If highly refined foods will not require GMO labeling, the labeling requirement will be essentially useless, as very few whole foods are genetically engineered. Another significant problem is the absence of the phrases "genetically modified" or "genetically engineered" on the label. Not even the now well-recognized household word "GMO" is to be found anywhere on the USDA's GMO label. Instead of calling it what it is, and what people now are most likely to understand, the USDA is using the word "bioengineered" or BE for short.

This is a misleading phrase for the simple fact that it sounds far more natural than it is; closer to biodynamic than genetically modified. The proposal also does not address whether foods produced using newer forms of genetic engineering, such as gene editing, CRISPR technology and synthetic biology, will need to be labeled, and/or whether they would require another type of label to distinguish them from in-vitro DNA techniques.

Adding insult to injury, the logo itself is clearly designed to impart a false impression of GMOs as being natural and wholesome. The proposed logo (two versions of which are included here), is the word "be" inside a smiley-face sun. The whole thing smacks of biotech promotion and misdirection. As stated by George Kimbrell, legal director for the Center for Food Safety, "We would support a little circle that said 'GE' or 'GMO' — something neutral that's not pro-biotech propaganda."

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Last but not least, the proposed rule does not even include the requirement to use a standardized icon. Rather than mandating an easily recognizable icon or logo, companies would have the option of using:

The smiley sun logo (above)

Two other "BE" logos (see the proposed rule document14

Adding a sentence along the lines of "Contains a bioengineered food ingredient" without logo

Simply including a QR code directing you to the company's website for more information about the ingredients, which will require you to have a smartphone and reliable connection inside the store, something which one-third of Americans don't have.

As a result, the use of QR codes has been criticized as being inherently discriminatory against rural, low-income and elderly populations.15 Internet and smartphone availability really should not be a criterion for getting information about what's in the food you're holding in your hand and contemplating buying

Why Rename What Everyone Already Knows?

A solid decade has been spent educating Americans about genetically engineered (GE) foods and foods containing GMO ingredients — what they are and that they exist in the first place. With this in mind, the USDA's decision to ditch the terms GE and GMO and replace them with BE seems extremely suspect.

As noted by Sophia Kruszewski, senior policy specialist with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the timing is even more suspect "since many companies have responded to consumer desire for transparency and started voluntarily labeling their products. [GMO disclosure] doesn't seem to pose an enormous challenge."16

The only reason I can come up with for unnecessarily complicating matters is that the USDA is assisting the biotech industry by making the labeling as obscure as possible. And, if Whole Foods decides to just follow along with this opaque and nonsensical strategy, it stands to lose consumers' respect, not to mention trust.

The Great GMO Escape

In related news, "missteps by agribusiness giants" have allowed invasive GE grass developed for golf courses to spread across Jefferson and Malheur counties in Oregon.17 The creeping bentgrass developed by Scotts Miracle-Gro and Monsanto a decade ago was engineered to withstand Roundup application, which would be a boon for keeping golf courses pristine and clear of weeds.

The grass was never approved by the USDA. Alas, it spread from old seed fields into areas it doesn't belong — a perfect example of why GMO test plots should not be allowed outdoors, and why farmers really should have the right to sue companies for contaminating their fields with GE seeds, and not the other way around. (Historically, farmers found growing GE crops without having purchased seed are the ones who have been getting sued for patent infringement).

Some 80 acres of the GE bentgrass was planted in Canyon County, Idaho, and another 420 acres in Jefferson County, Oregon. In late summer 2013, two storms swept through Oregon, scattering the seeds "well beyond the designated control area." Since then, the grass has become part of the natural environment, with virtually no possibility of getting rid of it. According to High Country News, the grass "thrives in canals and ditches, where it collects sediment and impedes water flow."

The fact that it's so hard to kill has become "a headache" for farmers who are already battling a number of other weed problems, and many fear the GE grass will eventually migrate into Willamette Valley, where many of the primary grass businesses in Oregon are located. Don Herb, a seed dealer in Linn County, told Oregon Live,18 "That would be a catastrophic event for Oregon's grass seed industry. We don't need Scotts and others to put our industry at risk."

Scotts was fined $500,000 in 2007 for allowing the grass seeds from its test plots to escape, and the company has reportedly tried to rein in the spread of its unapproved grass but, now, the company will no longer be held liable. "[I]n a series of decisions over the last several years, the USDA has relieved Scotts of future responsibility in return for the company's promise not to market the grass," High Country News writes.

This hardly seems like a fair deal, considering estimates suggest it's costing as much as $250,000 annually to keep up with its removal. Who will pay that bill? State, county government and local growers, most likely. What's worse, the GE bentgrass also has the potential to impact national forests and grasslands, which would further add to the financial burden caused by Scotts and Monsanto's carelessness.

Will You Remain Loyal to Whole Foods or Let Them Know How You Feel About Their Deception?

There are many problems associated with GMOs, from environmental problems to human health risks. As such, it's really imperative for consumers to be fully informed about what they're buying, especially when it comes to their food. Whether Whole Foods will fulfill its promise to lead the way by requiring GMO foods sold in its stores to be clearly labeled remains to be seen.

At present, it seems to have decided that making it easy for suppliers is more important than fulfilling its promise for labeling to its customers. If you're a frequent shopper at Whole Foods, you may want to share your views with the company's leadership. You can find company contact information on the Whole Foods Market customer service page.19



~A.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

How $21 Trillion in U.S. Tax Money Disappeared. “Full Scope Audit” of the Pentagon | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization


How $21 Trillion in U.S. Tax Money Disappeared. "Full Scope Audit" of the Pentagon

This is part of our series on the unaccounted for $21 Trillion in taxpayer money. As unbelievable and absurd as that sounds, the actual total of unaccounted for money at the Pentagon is most likely significantly more than $21 trillion. The First ever "full-scope audit" of the Pentagon is presently underway. Read the first report from this series here.

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According to the Department of Defense Inspector General and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, $21 Trillion in Taxpayer Funding Is Unaccounted For.

To help people comprehend the scale of this, $1 Trillion is $1000 Billion. This means that $21,000 Billion in taxpayer money has gone missing.

Image: a stack of one trillion dollars. Multiply that by 21

How can this be possible?

We outlined the "Unaccountable System of Global War Profiteers" in detail here.

For further understanding, we are featuring another mind-blowing Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD IG) report.

The following are highlights from the DOD IG "Summary of DOD Office of the Inspector General Audits of Financial Management":

  • The financial management systems DOD has put in place to control and monitor the money flow don't facilitate but actually "prevent DOD from collecting and reporting financial information… that is accurate, reliable, and timely." (p. 4)
  • DOD frequently enters "unsupported" (i.e. imaginary) amounts in its books (p. 13) and uses those figures to make the books balance. (p. 14)
  • Inventory records are not reviewed and adjusted; unreliable and inaccurate data are used to report inventories, and purchases are made based on those distorted inventory reports. (p. 7)
  • DOD managers do not know how much money is in their accounts at the Treasury, or when they spend more than Congress appropriates to them. (p. 5)18
  • Nor does DOD "record, report, collect, and reconcile" funds received from other agencies or the public (p. 6),
  • DOD tracks neither buyer nor seller amounts when conducting transactions with other agencies. (p. 12)
  • "The cost and depreciation of the DOD general property, plant, and equipment are not reliably reported…." (p. 8);
  • "… the value of DOD property and material in the possession of contractors is not reliably reported." (p. 9)
  • DOD does not know who owes it money, nor how much. (p. 10.)

It gets worse; overall:

  • "audit trails" are not kept "in sufficient detail," which means no one can track the money;
  • DOD's "Internal Controls," intended to track the money, are inoperative. Thus, DOD cost reports and financial statements are inaccurate, and the size, even the direction (in plus or minus values), of the errors cannot be identified, and
  • DOD does not observe many of the laws that govern all this.

It is as if the accountability and appropriations clauses of the U.S. Constitution were just window dressing, behind which this mind-numbing malfeasance thrives.

Technically, this is a violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act, a statute carrying felony sanctions of fines and imprisonment.

Congress and the Pentagon annually report and hold hearings on DOD's lack of financial accountability and sometimes enact new laws, but many of the new laws simply permit the Pentagon to ignore the previous ones; others are eyewash.

If you have a system that does not accurately know what its spending history is, and does not know what it is now (and does not care to redress the matter), how can you expect it to make a competent, honest estimate of future costs?

It is self-evident that an operation that tolerates inaccurate, unverifiable data cannot be soundly managed; it exempts itself from any reasonable standard of efficiency.

Recall, also that the errors in cost, schedule and performance that result are not random: actual costs always turn out to be much higher than, sometimes even multiples of, early estimates; the schedule is always optimistic, and the performance is always inflated.

The Pentagon, defense industry and their congressional operatives want – need – to increase the money flow into the system to pretend to improve it.

Supported by a psychology of excessive secrecy, generated fear and the ideological belief that there is no alternative to high cost, high complexity weapons, higher budgets are easier to justify, especially if no one can sort out how the Pentagon actually spends its money.

The key to the DOD spending problem is to initiate financial accountability. No failed system can be understood or fixed if it cannot be accurately measured.

And yet, there is no sense of urgency in the Pentagon to do anything about it.

Indeed, in the 1990s, we were promised the accountability problem would be solved by 1997. In the early 2000s, we were promised it would be solved by 2007; then by 2016; then by 2017….

The question must be asked: if nothing has been done by the Pentagon to end the accountability problem after more than 20 years of promises, is top management simply incompetent, or is this the intended result of obfuscation to avert accountability?

A spending system that effectively audits its weapon programs and offices would also be one that systemically uncovers incompetent and crooked managers, false promises and those who made them.

It would also necessarily reveal reasons to dramatically alter, if not cease, funding for some programs, which of course would make lots of people in industry, Congress, and the executive branch unhappy.

The current system and its out of control finances mortally harm our defenses, defraud taxpayers, and bloat the Pentagon and federal budgets.

Any reform that fails to address this most fundamental problem is merely another doomed attempt that will only serve to perpetuate a system that thrives on falsehoods and deception.

William Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, summed up the accountability crisis at the Pentagon by saying:

"Call it irony or call it symptomatic of the department's way of life, but an analysis by the Project on Government Oversight notes the Pentagon has so far spent roughly $6 billion on 'fixing' the audit problem — with no solution in sight.

If anything, the Defense Department's accounting practices have been getting worse."

The above post was an excerpt from The Pentagon Labyrinth, 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It. It was written by, "10 Pentagon Insiders, Retired Military Officers and Specialists With Over 400 Years of Defense Experience." The section we featured is from Essay #8, Decoding the Defense Budget: The Ultimate in Cooked Numbers, by Winslow T. WheelerReport Full PDF Here *

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This article was originally published on Changemaker.media.

The original source of this article is Changemaker Media and Global Research

Copyright © David DeGraw, Changemaker Media and Global Research , 2018
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1990s | Mystic Seaport

1990s | Mystic Seaport

1990s

Long viewed as a quaintly New England museum, Mystic Seaport redefined itself as The Museum of America and the Sea in the 1990s. The construction of the Freedom Schooner Amistad in the Preservation Shipyard in 1998-2000 was an acclaimed part of this more inclusive mission. That same year, the Museum opened its signature exhibit, "Voyages: Stories of America and the Sea."

1990

  • Mystic Seaport's first Elderhostel program.

1991

  • 150th anniversary of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan.
  • "Tale of a Whaler," a participatory theatrical play, is presented throughout the summer, providing a fun and imaginative way to learn about the life of a whaler.

1992 - Sabino designated a National Historic Landmark.1992

  • After review of its mission and opportunities, Mystic Seaport expands thematic focus to become The Museum of America and the Sea.
  • 5 October — Steamboat Sabino designated a National Historic Landmark.
  • November — Mystic Seaport registers www.mystic.org as World Wide Web address on the Internet (current address is www.mysticseaport.org).

1993

  • 4 November — Fishing schooner L.A. Dunton designated a National Historic Landmark.

1994 - Emma C. Berry designated a National Historic Landmark.1994

  • Completion of plans for the American Maritime Education and Research Center (AMERC) a 150,000-square-foot collections area in the Rossie Mill. Plans include a boat hall for storage and access to the Museum's watercraft collection.
  • State of Connecticut awards Mystic Seaport and the Connecticut Afro American Historical Society a grant to develop plans for a recreation of the schooner Amistad.
  • 12 October — Emma C. Berry designated a National Historic Landmark.
  • 10 November — Cuban refugee boat Analuisa arrives at Mystic Seaport for display in the future "Voyages: Stories of America and the Sea" exhibit.

1995

  • Mystic Seaport receives its 10-year re-accreditation from the American Association of Museums, one of only 41 museums nationwide to be accredited three times.
  • Scholars from around the country meet at Mystic Seaport for a conference that addresses for the first time in this country the issues of "Race, Ethnicity and Power in Maritime America."

Filming of "Amistad" at Mystic Seaport, 1997.1996

  • Mystic Seaport and several African American organizations in Connecticut incorporate Amistad America, Inc., a nonprofit corporation to plan the construction and operation of the Freedom Schooner Amistad.
  • WoodenBoat Show held at the Museum for the first time.

1997

  • March — Mystic Seaport serves as a movie set in scenes from Steven Spielberg's epic retelling of the Amistad story.
  • June — Roann, one of the last wooden eastern-rig draggers, joins the Museum's fleet of historic vessels.

1998

  • 8 March — Amistad's 2-ton, 50-foot keel, made of South American purpleheart, is laid in a moving international celebration signaling the start of construction of the vessel.
  • July — America and the Sea: A Maritime History is published.

1999

  • The new Galley restaurant opens alongside the Museum's Village Green.
  • New York Yacht Club Station 10 taken to New York Yacht Club's Newport, RI, facility after 50 years on loan at Mystic Seaport.


~A.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Seaport Ad Banners in NYC


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BREAKING | Joint 1st Prize Awarded at Junior Menuhin Competition

BREAKING | Joint 1st Prize Awarded at Junior Menuhin Competition

BREAKING | Joint 1st Prize Awarded at Junior Menuhin Competition

10 year old Christian Li from Australia and 11 year old Chloe Chua from Singapore have just minutes ago been awarded joint 1st prize in the Junior Division of the 2018 Menuhin Competition – in Geneva, Switzerland.

3rd prizes was awarded to 13-year-old Ruibing Liu from China.

4th, 5th and 6th prizes were awarded to 12-year-old Clara Shen from Germany, 13-year-old Hina Khuong-Huu from United States/Japan/France and 12-year-old Guido Sant'Anna from Brazil.

A student of Dr Robin Wilson, Head of Strings at the Australian National Music Academy, Christian is a former 1st prize winner at the Young Artist Semper Music International Violin Competition, in Italy.

A student of Yin Ke at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts School for Young Talents in Singapore, Chloe is a former major prize winner at the Postacchini International Violin Competition and the Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians.

CHRISTIAN LI | VIVALDI | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR DIVISION JOINT 1ST PRIZE | 10 YEARS OLD

CHLOE CHUA | VIVALDI |  2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR DIVISION JOINT 1ST PRIZE | 11 YEARS OLD

RUIBING LIU | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR DIVISION 3RD PRIZE | 13 YEARS OLD

CLARA SHEN | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR DIVISION 4TH PRIZE | 12 YEARS OLD

HINA KHUOUNG-HUU | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR DIVISION 5TH PRIZE | 12 YEARS OLD

GUIDO SANT'ANNA | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR DIVISION 6TH PRIZE | 12 YEARS OLD

This year's junior division Arte Concert online voting prize was awarded to Guido Sant'Anna.

This year's junior division audience prize was awarded to Christian Li.

Christian and Chloe will receive CHF 10,000 and the 1-year loan of a fine Italian instrument – courtesy of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.

Widely recognized as the world's leading competition for violinists under the age of 16, previous Menuhin Competition Junior Division 1st prize winners include VC Young Artists Chad Hoopes, Kevin Zhu, Rennosuke FukudaKerson Leong and Yesong Sophie Lee.

The 2018 jury comprised: Jury chair Pamela Frank, Vice chair Joji HattoriItamar GolanIlya GringoltsHenning KraggerudLu SiqingMaxim VengerovSoyoung Yoon and VC Artist Josef Spacek.

Full live streaming of this year's Menuhin Competition available live on The Violin Channel.

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PedoGate Update: Global Elite's Pedophile Empire Is Crumbling... Will It Ever Crash? | Joachim Hagopian | Pulse | LinkedIn

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PedoGate Update: Global Elite's Pedophile Empire Is Crumbling... Will It Ever Crash?

As both the scandal and crime of the century, pedophiles entrenched in power have been praying on generations of children for centuries. I don't care if this post offends others on LinkedIn who feel this topic is taboo and has no place on this social media venue. My call to duty as a therapist who for years worked with sexually abused youth as well as an alt news journalist and world citizen who cares about children, compels me in every way possible to spread the word of truth about this monstrous epidemic. So below is my latest article on this all important, highly disturbing subject matter...

Since the internet bombshell launched by WikiLeaks' release of John Podesta emails and the uncovered Comet Pizza's bizarre and suspicious activities leading to last fall's Pizzagate scandal, and the simultaneous reporting of unprecedented number of arrests made in child sex trafficking rings worldwide, clearly demonstrate that law enforcement is finally treating the global epidemic seriously. Yet the systematic kidnapping, torturing and raping of children by highly organized trafficking rings have barely if at all even scratched the surface of mainstream media coverage, which has chosen to act as a complicit accomplice and partner-in-crime in the unholiest of alliances with the child rapists themselves, consistently ignoring child sex trafficking rings being operated by powerful members of the world's elite ruling class.

A prime example is the state owned BBC that knew for a number of decades that entertainer Jimmy Savile was raping hundreds if not thousands of defenseless, innocent children throughout the United Kingdom, and said and did absolutely nothing to stop it other than punish and silence those few who came forth trying to expose the evil. Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols was banned by the BBC after he spoke up and once the 37-year old TV presenter Jill Dando called attention to the known pedophilia abuse at the BBC, she was abruptly murdered outside her West London home in April 1999.

And now we're facing the exact same sort of criminal cover-up and retribution in America with the Pizzagate turned PedoGate scandal, as more children are sacrificed in the interest of protecting the guilty pedophiles. Again, the Podesta-Clinton connected Pizzagate is but one local DC trafficking network exposed, but PedoGate represents the far global reach of all the child sex trafficking rings that flourish worldwide. And why mainstream media continues to ignore and pretend that this pure evil savagery isn't happening anywhere is pure diabolical criminality in and of itself, especially when this epidemic has grown so egregiously out of control that human trafficking as modern day slavery hit a record high in 2016. Last year's 7,572 cases of human trafficking jumped by 35% over the previous year. The UN estimates 1.8 million kids are trafficked into the global sex trade every year. We've received our collective wake-up call.

Despite these cold hard monstrous facts, America's lame stream media continues to suppress and protect demented sexual predators at the highest rungs of power, by its longstanding wall of denial, ridicule and even assassination toward those courageous truth seekers, whistleblowers and journalists contending that the planet's pedophilia scandal is every bit real. Despite CBS Atlanta affiliate news anchor Ben Swann featuring a fair and accurate six minute synopsis on Pizzagate in January, and then suddenly losing his job and his online presence silenced with Ben's own "going dark" admission for weeks afterwards, MSM can no longer sweep the inconvenient truth under the rug of denial and deception. We won't allow it.

No longer will the elite's despicable pedophile history be tolerated, enabling child rapists like Jimmy Savile to violate and pimp British children for an entire half century, nor will President George H. W. Bush's criminal role in the Franklin scandal cover-up be dismissed, nor last year's exposure of disgraced congressional kingpin - former GOP Speaker of the House and pedophile just two heartbeats away from US presidency Dennis Hastert. Eight US attorneys were fired by President George W. Bush in December 2006 in order to protect convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's sex ring, busily pimping trafficked in children, homosexual and lesbian prostitutes to high government officials and elite media figures at the DC Hilton, Ritz Carlton and Sheraton hotels. For decades pedophilia has thrived in our infested swamp of a capital.  

For over a half century the global intelligence community like the CIA, Mossad and MI6 has in fact functioned as pedophilia pimps for the rich and powerful, supplying them with child victims from poor communities, orphanages and group homes around the world, joining the sins of the church in destroying countless young people's lives and then covering them up. The heartrending video account by the Hampstead 9-year old sister and her 8-year old brother of satanic ritualized sexual abuse and sacrificial murder drew little response from local UK police other than place the innocent mother in jail. This case typifies how the very agencies mandated to investigate and protect children instead become conduit layers to cover-up and protect the child rapists.

Until just recently global law enforcement as simply standard operating procedure protected the powerful in this world, historically turning a blind eye, abruptly suspending and ceasing every investigation when child molesting perpetrators happen to be presidents, prime ministers, congressional and parliament members, high court judges, top spies, military brass, cabinet officials, famous entertainers, royalty, prominent CEO's and police chiefs, head detectives and police commissioners. But all that may well be changing now.

That said, a just released critique of the FBI's longstanding Operation Cross Country (OCC) launched in 2008 that's designed to save children from pedophiliac rape only marks a return to its J Edgar Hoover roots as a mere vice squad primarily out to gain federal funding and favorable publicity based on questionable scant results that render the operation not worth the hefty price tag. Also it siphons off monies from programs set aside for true minors while more often than not services young adults. Actual innocent prepubescents abducted, forced into the booming sex trade and trafficked across international and state borders are few and far between, as the flawed FBI operations fail to even reach the major pedophilia rings. Additionally, the punitive treatment of mostly older adolescents and young adults (median age 17) caught up in these FBI stings are still subject to prostitution and loitering arrests, placed in handcuffs, regularly interrogated and confined for days or weeks at a time, while whatever sketchy, piecemeal services they do manage to receive grossly fail to meet the multiple needs that this targeted population sorely could benefit from, specifically basic shelter, safety, social support and love.

Three weeks ago President Trump held a meeting with advocates from various anti-human trafficking organizations when he reiterated committing his Justice Department, Homeland Security and federal law enforcement agencies to aggressively move forward with both investigation as well as prosecution of child sex trafficking networks worldwide. Long before Trump's initial press conference a month ago, promising to make busting human trafficking rings among his top priorities, back on October 8th, 2012 the future president tweeted:

Got to do something about these missing children grabbed by the perverts. Too many incidents - fast trial, death penalty.

In response, this unprecedented action by a US president to openly vow to remove the scourge of worldwide pedophilia has thousands of powerful psychopathic child rapists desperately waging an all-out siege to get rid of Trump before he gets rid of them. This high stakes war easily explains why all the alleged biggest sex offenders – John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Schumer, Tim Kaine, Diane Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi among scores of others are Trump's most venomous, vicious and loudest enemies now. Deep state, Obama and Soros' American Spring is bent on removing Trump from office.

We can readily point to the little fish caught in the big pond, Democratic and Republican politicians and party staffers alike who've been busted engaging in pedophilia in recent years, like John McCain's former campaign organizer. Or the recent arrest of Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky's no doubt abused, adopted son pedophile who recruited child victims. But until the predators at the top of the pedo-food chain are summarily rounded up and indicted, skeptics will keep reminding us "I told you so," and the vast majority of nonbelieving Americans will not face this cold hard reality, regardless of how severe the global epidemic caused by the sexual criminals at the top of the world's power pyramid really is. As a direct consequence of the continued cover-up and lack of pending arrests, an upcoming march on Washington DC's Lafayette Park to raise public awareness of the PedoGate scandal is scheduled for March 25th at 11AM EDT.

One longtime thorn in the PedoGate saga is pedophile bigwig billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, due to ongoing multiple lawsuits against him that simply won't go away. Within the last decade we've learned that the Wall Street financier and registered sex offender has also been a Mossad agent - a planted mole for Israel, who for years enticed high profile powerbrokers to his Virgin Island Sex Slave mansion and his other estates in Palm Beach, New York City and New Mexico, specifically to catch on hidden camera fellow pedophiles in action, so that they and their careers could easily be blackmailed, manipulated and controlled. This pathetically shocking reality, seeking the lowest dirt on others as a precious commodity and insurance lifesaver, is how the game at the top is ruthlessly played, and it's worked wonders for the Greater Israel Project, wielding power and control over the US Empire to fight Israel's wars in the Middle East and permit the Jewish State to engage in nonstop systematic genocide against Palestinians with impunity.

As far back as the late 1700's, Illuminati founder Adam Weishaupt laid the groundwork of the Modus Operandi religiously followed to the T over the next several centuries, dictating how this demonic power game at the top is covertly executed:

"Use monetary and sex bribery to obtain control of people already occupying positions in high places in the various levels of all governments and other fields of endeavor. Once an influential person has fallen for the lies, deceits, and temptations of the Illuminati, they are to be held in bondage by application of political and other forms of blackmail, threats of financial ruin, public exposure, and physical harm, and even death to themselves and their loved ones."

As an obedient disciple of the Satanic occult, disgraced convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, his gal pal socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and Israel have ensnared scores of ambitiously powerful fool-tools into their dark blackmail web, forevermore obediently deployed to do the international crime cabal's dirty bidding. Ghislaine is the daughter of another controversial Mossad agent, former British MP and media mogul Robert Maxwell, who in 1991 was likely murdered aboard his yacht in the Canary Islands.

It's worth noting that pedophilia as a mental disorder is found almost exclusively in males, relating to adult sexual attraction in the form of fantasies, sexual urges and/or arousal towards prepubescent children usually younger than age 14, male or female. A related crime disorder is pederasty, which is the erotic homosexual relationship between an adult male and a pubescent or adolescent male. When acted out through sexual behavior directed upon a child victim, like most forms of sexually deviant psychopathology, it's rarely a onetime deal. Similar to serial rapists of adult victims, pedophiles will most often succumb to uncontrollable compulsions and continue molesting children until they're ultimately caught. With a notoriously high recidivism rate, androgen deprivation therapy is known to lower the testosterone level that in turn reduces a pedophile's sex drive. OCD antidepressants are also prescribed with less side effects. Pedophilia is difficult to effectively treat through conventional talk therapy though the cognitive behavioral modality is the most common treatment. Pedophilia is also amongst the most underreported sex crimes of all, as only 1-10% of actual incidents of pedophilia are ever disclosed, much less the offender caught, convicted and imprisoned.

Whereas only 1-5% of the general population is estimated to molest children, in stark contrast, a projected one third of those employed at the highest levels of the federal government are believed to be out-and-out child rapists. This alarmingly high number goes far in explaining why there's so much formidable opposition and pushback currently against Trump, coming from both political parties inside deep state, so overtly attempting to overthrow the sitting US president. The entire crime cabal government stands to be destroyed if Trump successfully follows through on his campaign promise to "drain the [pedophilia-infested] swamp." The big question is whether Trump himself has been compromised. He too was in tight and ran with Epstein back in the day… and up till a couple days prior to last November's election, he had a lawsuit and rape charge hanging over his head as well from an alleged underage victim who at the last minute decided to withdraw her case.

Much has been written about the Clintons traveling on Epstein's Boeing 727 dubbed the "Lolita Express" (Bill listed on the flight log at least 26 times and Hillary at least 6), both together but more often separately, to their pedophile buddy's Sex Slave Island. Donald Trump as well is listed as a witness for Epstein's upcoming civil suit trial brought by two of Epstein's victims filed nearly eight years ago. Apparently it's on record that Donald Trump was also at one time a close friend and guest at Jeffrey Epstein's homes on St. James Island, Palm Beach and New York City during a time when underage girls were molested, plus, per a 2009 affidavit from Epstein's brother Mark, the current president also rode on his pedo-pal's Lolita Express at least once.

Additionally, the only reason today's civil case was initiated was because Trump's current nominee for Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta, acting as the lead prosecutor at the time, secretly agreed to the original sweetheart deal with Alan Dershowitz (another Lolita Express frequent flyer) and Epstein's defense team without bothering to inform the two victims, a clear violation of the Victims Crime Act. Democratic senators intend to grill Acosta at his confirmation hearing over his legal baggage that was set to begin this week but postponed till the end of the month. Acosta allowed the Epstein case to stay at the state level, resulting in a 13-month, get-out-of-jail card six days a week from his private wing at the local Palm Beach jailhouse where the child rapist was allowed to leave all day long, instead of his federal crimes raping perhaps hundreds of girls 13-17 that carry a standard 10 years to life sentence. Acosta's central role in this flagrant travesty of justice makes him a remarkably odd and definitely wrong Trump choice (to say the least) to oversee and protect America's labor force, both legal and illegal. Illicitly forced labor in the US, epitomized by today's rising epidemic of sexual slavery and child sex trafficking, renders Trump's selected Labor Secretary holding such a shameful track record that he's the last person on earth who should be in charge of America's labor rights.

During the last week of January 2017 another "Jane Doe," this one # 43, stepped forward to slap yet another federal lawsuit against Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell and her two other female accomplices, filing evidence in a New York City district court that they lured and then forced the underage girl into sexual slavery based on Epstein's broken promise that he would use his connections and wealth to get her into college.

Meanwhile, there's also Virginia Roberts-Giuffre's pending lawsuit, also filed in New York City against Epstein's former girlfriend Maxwell as Giuffre's alleged sex slave handler after accusations that then Virginia Roberts was raped by Prince Andrew. In all three lawsuits under oath Epstein will be forced to once again take the stand during cross examinations by the victims' attorneys. More lurid evidence is bound to surface on his elaborate child sex trafficking network operating throughout the 1990's up until his 2005 arrest, including the Clintons' pedo-trafficking involvement along with scores of other "compromised" members of the elite.

Much of this dark ongoing Epstein saga has been meticulously chronicled by another central pedophile player, disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner. After being implicated last year in a child pornography case attempting to solicit nude photos from a North Carolina minor, NYPD Victims Unit discovered a smoking gun trove of hardcore pedophilia evidence inside Weiner's confiscated laptop containing over 650,00 emails, and dozens of files one labeled "life insurance." A NY police chief stated the police found one photo depicting Hillary's twenty year plus employed aide, lesbian lover, suspected Saudi intelligence operative and Weiner's estranged wife Huma Abedin and Hillary caught in a sexually compromising pose with an underage girl. The New York police turned their findings over to the FBI last October, which pressured Director James Comey to reopen the criminal investigation against Hillary a week and a half prior to the presidential election, no doubt playing a significant factor in causing her defeat.

Meanwhile in recent months since then, desperate to avoid becoming a jailbird, Anthony Weiner has taken to singing like a songbird. The initial claims from FBI insiders a month and a half ago disclosing that newly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be signing scores of arrest warrants, including all those aforementioned politicians, has not yet occurred because Weiner's allegedly been providing the FBI with more than enough convictable evidence in exchange for not being charged with a sex crime himself. Thus, Weiner's full disclosure is causing the delay in the pending high profile arrests.

In a related side development, in early February The Globe reported that aware of these "soon to happen" arrests, Hillary Clinton was caught attempting to flee the United States on a flight to Bahrain as the Gulf State nation holds no extradition laws with America. Also seeking leniency, fellow perp Bill Clinton has apparently chosen to sing Weiner's tune, turning against his wife as well. This dubious pair of serial sex offender politician husbands score miserably low on loyalty and selfishly high on saving their own asses.

In a Henry Makow article posted a month ago, Henry assesses the Trump administration, questioning whether it too might be "infested with pedophiles." Makow refers to now deceased videographer Tory Smith who he believes correctly asserted:

"Child Protective Agencies, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the CIA are running a massive child trafficking network [that] is credible. He says there are 39 Military Intelligence Laboratories (Milabs) operated by DARPA and the CIA, connected with child trafficking. This is consistent with what Carolyn Hamlett reported on this [Henry Makow's] website in 2012."

Tory Smith openly accused Vice President Mike Pence of being "a pedophile and child murderer," and that Pence was the globalist system's running mate choice foisted on Trump not unlike Reagan's required VP was Bush senior. General Michael Flynn lost his National Security Advisor job after only 24 days because Flynn was determined to take down the pedophile cabal, and among the politicians on the FBI arrest list that Flynn had acquired was Pence's best friend. Pence and the deep state ousted Flynn. Speculation exists over whether Pence may have been responsible for Tory Smith's death for exposing Pence's child sex trafficking.

To get an idea how pervasive and sinister these child sex trafficking rings are, the very governmental agency designed to protect children in America - child protective services (CPS) – mandated to operate in every county throughout the nation in charge of overseeing both the child welfare and foster care system, has actually been caught repeatedly funneling children into the demonic sex slave trafficking rings for enormous financial profit no less. It's a global problem as a child welfare officer in India was just arrested for selling children into a trafficking ring. All 28 children who were sex crime trafficking victims rescued last month in California's largest trafficking bust in state history were being "cared for" by various county children and family services. In one Arizona study 1 in 8 children in CPS placements are sexually abused. The statistics across the nation are highly disturbing. After Georgia State Senator Nancy Schaefer heroically exposed countless cases of nationwide CPS kidnapping, drugging and supplying children to trafficking rings for additional revenue of up to $140,000 per child, in 2010 she and her husband were likely murdered for bringing this heinous crime increasingly to public attention.

As a longtime licensed therapist butting heads on behalf of my child clients against this nation's largest county CPS, LA County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and LA County Children's Court judges, I can attest firsthand to the severe abuse perpetrated on America's youth placed under governmental authoritarian "care." The county service care- to-child sex trafficking pipeline is often supplied directly by CPS, foster parents, group homes, kidnapped by both personnel operating within the child welfare system as well as criminals operating outside the system.

Trafficking rings have received a steady flow of child victims as runaways at local bus stations, homeless street youth exploited by predators and pimps for profit who snatch them into the child sex industry, frequently using them to recruit their peers from nearby group homes. Kids' average age entering this dark criminal world as horribly exploited child sex workers is only twelve years old. But once in, their average life expectancy is only seven years, which means as many youth never even reach young adulthood prior to being murdered, beaten, tortured, starved or diseased to death.

A far greater volume of child sex slaves is more easily procured in war torn nations around the globe. Like international drug smuggling, the CIA predatorily controls the global child sex trafficking trade as well. Historically the UN "peacekeeping" forces and private US contractors like DynCorp have also been notorious in buying and selling child sex slaves from CIA run global trafficking rings. It's actually legal to sell children in nations like Pakistan and Thailand where it's a $1 billion business.  8 million children end up missing in the world every year. In the US 800,000 go missing. These numbers are staggering and each year they're only growing worse. Well organized multibillion dollar crime syndicates operate massive interlocking trafficking rings globally. We can no longer afford to simply deny reality. We must learn and understand the problem more.

A pattern of a symbiotic connection exists between those who work closely with children, like CPS frequently in the role of ostensibly protecting them, and the sex trafficking networks that horrifically abuse them. That's why those very professions entrusted to care for and protect children all too often are the first line of abusers since they're in regular daily contact with young people - schoolteachers, coaches, priests, social workers, health care workers, child protection agencies and police officers to name a few.

An illustration of this dynamic can be found in the Pizzagate story. Located on the same Northwest Washington DC block as the so called "family friendly" Comet Ping Pong, the Pizzagate epicenter a short distance from the White House, lie several other restaurants with business logos (identical to FBI listed symbols) linked to pedophilia. Located just three doors down from Comet, another pizzeria, Besta Pizza, complete with the "boy love" logo, happens to be owned by none other than high powered Bill Clinton appointed attorney Andrew Kline who works in the Justice Department child trafficking division. Another federally employed US attorney, Arun Rao, operating out of Comet's adjacent Maryland district, is also ironically in charge of prosecuting child trafficking and pornography cases with Comet owner James Alefantis' Instagram account filled with Rao's salaciously running commentary, suggesting another fox guarding the henhouse. With a known underground tunnel system running below these establishments, multiple signs of a not-so-secret pedo operation abound on that one upscale DC block, with the fingerprints of the Podestas, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama written all over it.

The troubled lone gunman (prototypical of virtually every US false flag operation) who fired off a couple rounds inside Comet Pizza in early December last year was very likely another deep state prop or stooge designed to instantly discredit the online Pizzagate investigation and convincingly tag its true believers as "conspiracy nuts." It also served to jumpstart the deep state campaign to prove how "dangerously irresponsible" so called "fake news" is, triggering America's wackos into committing reprehensible acts of violence that warrant urgent legislation to protect an imperiled public from further harm and endangerment.

Thus, Pizzagate was exploited by deep state as a nefarious, over-the-top scheme to censor and eliminate alternative media from being able to continue exposing the truth about the evils of both deep state criminality and specifically the pedophiles who run the world. But the false flag facts remain - that lone gunman turned out to be yet another known actor, and both actor and his father while serving as director of yet another NGO for Haitian children were employed in Haiti just several years earlier, indelibly linked to the Clintons' pillaging of the poorest Western Hemisphere nation where the infamous crime duo swindled billions from Haitian post-earthquake victims.

Throw in Laura Silsby, a convicted child kidnapper and would-be trafficker of 33 Haitian kids, who was legally aided and abetted by Hillary as then secretary of state, and the untimely, highly suspicious death of young journalist Monica Petersen several days after last November's election, effectively silencing Monica's ongoing investigation of Clinton ties to Haitian child trafficking, and we have compelling, albeit circumstantial evidence linking the Clintons to the global PedoGate scandal. And then if that's not enough, internet sleuths found that Silsby and Alefantis, two protagonists in this pedo-scandal drama, apparently both showed up as Obama White House guests on the very same day, September 26th, 2012.  

Three weeks ago sex victim advocate and astute journalist Liz Crokin in a Townhall.com article asked why mainstream news is not reporting the over 1,500 arrests made (474 in California alone last month) against child sex trafficking rings during President Trump's very first month in office as opposed to the entire year 2014 under Obama's watch when only 400 arrests resulted. Crokin justifiably points out that fake stream news is conspicuously absent in what should be among America's biggest news stories of the year. But then the answer to her question is all too obvious. MSM and the pedophiles are one and the same. Case in point, alleged pedophile John Podesta was just hired as the Washington Post's latest columnist.

We've witnessed overwhelming evidence that mainstream news only protects and covers up the grossly criminal actions of the Clintons and Obamas, while regularly engaging in libelous accusations against Donald Trump. Bottom line, MSM's role as the liberal left's propaganda machine is to constantly lie and create only fake news rather than reveal the honest truth. That's why Congress and Obama rushed through censorship legislation less than a month prior to the traitor leaving office, handing over bogus authority to their prostitutes Google, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and MSM to eliminate the only truthful news source left to the people – the independent media.

Flat out denial and looking the other way while pedophiles in our government continue harming our children is simply the above enlisted prostitutes following their marching orders from the pedophiles in charge. That's why they don't dare cover the truth that Trump is arresting pedophiles en masse like never before. One, it gives way too much credit to their sworn enemy Trump who's out to bring them down, and two, children being saved from malicious perverts would actually be good news for a change, and MSM thrives on only doom and gloom. Positive news and useful information that offers hope and encouragement to the public is simply not permitted. A longtime mainstream media edict has been to propagate and spread only horror, dread, fear and paranoia for elitist purposes of easier population control. This in turn cultivates and conditions a clueless, desperate populace dependent on a "benevolent" centralized government for direction and protection.

With just a passing glimpse of the rampant pedophilia long entrenched in Hollywood, the demonic signs are incessantly saturated throughout the film, TV and music industries, especially featured on worldwide display in enormous venues like Super Bowl Sunday that carry mass mind control effects over a captive, mesmerized global audience. The insidious criminality, sinister promotion and sealed off protection of pedophilia kingpins in entertainment are embedded everywhere in today's morally-lapsed, depraved Western culture. Brave young actors like Corey Feldman, an admitted pedophile victim, and most recently Elijah Wood have come forth as Hollywood whistleblowers. Wood referred to the current pedophile scandal gripping Tinsel Town involving "very powerful figures" that are being protected "right at the top" by elitist ties to Washington.

For some time now social engineers from the elitist ranks have been subversively working towards normalizing and advocating pedophilia as a mere life choice, pushing its "non-harmful," "legal rights" message for its proponents. As a prime example, a 2014 New York Times article maintains that pedophilia is a mental disorder but not a crime, arguing that a pedophile attracted to prepubescents but who never acts on those impulses or thoughts never commits a crime. Though true within the narrowly defined context, the rationalization it makes fails to take into account the compulsive, at times out of control nature of pedophilia that drives those afflicted to act out sexually towards children, and more often than not become a serial pedophile or pederast.

As effort along the same destigmatizing lines, the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) latest revised 2013 DSM-5 edition initially called for pedophiles who never act on their sexual desires for children to be a sexual orientation rather than a formal mental disorder. When barraged by a storm of opposition, the APA was forced to change its position, drawing the distinction between sexual interest (and not orientation) while making the disclaimer that the APA still recognizes pedophilic disorder as both a mental disorder among other paraphilic disorders as well as a crime. However, the "error" on page 698 remains in every diagnostician's hardcopy "bible," until the next print revision, as only the online e-DSM-5 was corrected. In the transparently persistent push (if not rush) to culturally normalize pedophilia, APA's "Freudian slip" may well have been a barometric tack to test the waters of tolerance toward the mental disorder that remains a serious sex crime.   Regardless of diabolical spin or label, child raping reminds us that "evil is as evil does."

Likewise, former President Obama and his minions pushed Common Core and his LGBT agenda down our throats through his federalized public education system, willfully harming our children right out of the kindergarten gate with developmentally inappropriate, sexually explicit dogma that's been damaging, overloading and confusing recent generations of young Americans toward gender identity issues that commonly manifest as confused gender roles, sexual acting out and interpersonal relationship barriers that reflect a normalized cultural and sexual pathology and dysfunction. Obama's statist attack on both family and parental rights along with religion is but part of the elite's massive mind control operation to further its sinister agenda.

When we the people can ultimately realize that the planetary controllers and their thirteen ruling bloodlines have for centuries been engaging in ancient occult, Satanic worship and Illuminati rituals that regularly involve child sacrifice, drinking youth blood and eating their flesh, making snuff films, all part of their age-old devil worshipping practices, suddenly the agenda of plotting and executing human genocide under the false guise of overpopulation doesn't seem so farfetched either. Then and only then can we readily discern the epochal scope of today's most dire and urgent crisis facing humanity at this critical juncture in our human history.

But in our favor, the evildoers have never been more exposed than they are right now, and their greatest fear is an informed, educated and empowered world citizenry that outnumbers them a million to one, coalescing in unified force and reaching critical mass, committed to actively opposing and resisting the globalists' willful planetary and life destruction through grassroots power of peaceful, nonviolent civil disobedience and spiritual evolution. Currently humanity has the technological means to cure every cancer and disease, feed every human on earth, eliminate the planet's growing life-killing pollution and radioactivity, and supply free energy to every household and transport vehicle that can cleanly, unlimitedly fuel all our needs. These are all indisputable facts. By purging the evildoers from power along with their debtor-slavery system and launching a financial reset, the human species will at last be free to advance these technological facts into our everyday living and breathing reality.

The economic system reset button is already underway, and the US fiat currency as the standard international reserve is already over as a return to gold backing is well in progress. Wallowing in pessimism and stagnating in cynicism is exactly where the globalists would prefer us, knowing if we the global masses have already concluded that we're too powerless and weak to ever change the course of history and cannot possibly defeat the destructive demonic forces in control, their apocalyptic endgame's already been achieved. Neither should we succumb to the elite's divide and conquer strategy, forever blaming others instead of seeking the ultimate deeper truth that automatically holds the real criminals against humanity accountable. Rather than fight amongst ourselves or give up and roll over and play dead as the elite no doubt desires us to do, we must join forces in order to optimize our chances of defeating them. If we love our children and want to leave a future for them, and we value life over death, then we the people of planet earth simply have no other choice.   

 https://www.sott.net/article/345836-PedoGate-Update-The-Global-Elites-Pedophile-Empire-is-Crumbling-But-Will-it-Ever-Crash    

Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled "Don't Let The Bastards Getcha Down." It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master's degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field with abused youth and adolescents for more than a quarter century. In recent years he has focused on his writing, becoming an alternative media journalist. His blog site is at http://empireexposed.blogspot.co.id/.



~A.