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Avoiding a Soylent Green Future by 2040; First Severe Outbreak of
By: Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, 12:51 PM GMT on March 23, 2016
If you want a sobering look a potential global apocalyptic food
shortage scenario, you don’t need to rent a copy of the 1973 sci-fi
classic, “Soylent Green”. A non-sci-fi computer model being developed
by the Global Sustainability Institute at the UK's Anglia Ruskin
University predicts that catastrophic food shortages, triggered by a
combination of climate change, water scarcity, energy crisis, and
political instability might lead to a virtual collapse industr...
Drought Climate Change Severe Weather
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Ten Civilizations or Nations That Collapsed From Drought
By: Jeff Masters, 3:15 PM GMT on March 21, 2016
Drought is the great enemy of human civilization. Drought deprives us
of the two things necessary to sustain life--food and water. When the
rains stop and the soil dries up, cities die and civilizations
collapse, as people abandon lands no longer able to supply them with
the food and water they need to live. While the fall of a great empire
is usually due to a complex set of causes, drought has often been
identified as the primary culprit or a significant contributi...
Speaking of candidates. Here’s a little Hillary trivia for the
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He is Edward “Ed” Mezvinsky, born January 17, 1937. Then you’ll
probably say, “Who is Ed Mezvinsky?”
Well, he is a former Democrat congressman who represented Iowa’s 1st
congressional district in the United States House of Representatives
for two terms, from 1973 to 1977.
He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of
He was outspoken saying that Nixon was a crook and a disgrace to
politics and the nation and should be impeached.
He and the Clintons were friends and very politically intertwined for
Ed Mezvinsky had an affair with NBC News reporter Marjorie Sue
Margolies and later married her after his wife divorced him.
In 1993, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, then a freshman Democrat in
Congress, cast the deciding vote that got President Bill Clinton’s
controversial tax package through the House of Representatives.
In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31
of 69 counts of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.
Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million dollars from people via
both a Ponzi scheme and the notorious Nigerian e-mail scams.
He was found guilty and sentenced to 80 months in federal prison.
After serving less than five years in federal prison, he was released
in April 2008 and remains on federal probation.
To this day, he still owes $9.4 million in restitution to his victims.
About now you are saying, “So what!”
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That’s right; Ed Mezvinsky is Chelsea Clinton’s father-in law.
Now Marc and Chelsea are in their early thirties and purchased a 10.5
million dollar NYC apartment (after being married in George Soros’
Has anyone heard mention of any of this in any of the media?
If this guy was Jenna or Barbara Bush’s, or better yet, Sarah Palin’s
daughter’s father-in- law, the news would be an everyday headline and
every detail would be reported
over and over.
And yet say there are no double standards in political reporting.
And people are already talking about Hillarious as our next President!
And then there is possibly Chelsea for president in our future!
Chelsea Clinton earned $600,000 a year when working for NBC and now
works for the Clinton Foundation and sits on many boards.
The cycle never ends!
Lying and corruption seem to make some candidates more popular.
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the
government fears the people, there is liberty. ~~ Thomas Jefferson
“ America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and
lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ~
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Merrick Garland, Richard W. Roberts, and the Kenneth Trentadue Murder:
The Deep State Takes Care of Its Own
Not a suicide victim: Kenneth Trentadue's brutalized body in his
“You have to trust the government,” Justice Department attorney
Richard Roberts unctuously told Jesse Trentadue. Seeking to understand
why his younger brother Kenneth had died while in federal custody,
Jesse, a trial attorney in Salt Lake City, had asked to see the
findings of a federal grand jury investigation of the case.
In an incandescent response to Roberts’s patronizing dismissal,
Trentadue reminded the Justice Department functionary that the proper
relationship between citizens and the government is not one of
“trust,” but rather of “accountability from that government to the
“The Department of Justice has yet to account to the family for the
death of my brother,” Trentadue pointed out. “There is no love between
us, and there certainly is no trust.”
By the time Jesse had sent that October 16, 1997 letter to Roberts –
who was Chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Section – more than
two years had passed since his brother Kenneth had died in a federal
prison cell in Oklahoma City. In the August 22, 1995 phone call
notifying Kenneth’s mother Wilma about her son’s death, the warden
casually mentioned that the body was scheduled for cremation within
Wilma demanded to know if Kenneth’s wife had authorized the
disposition of his body. The warden replied that she hadn’t been aware
that Kenneth was married. After making it clear that her son’s remains
were not to be cremated, Wilma joined Jesse in Oklahoma City, where
they took custody of Kenneth’s body.
After carefully scraping away several layers of ineptly applied
makeup, Wilma and Jesse understood why authorities had been determined
to dispose of Kenneth’s body. The official story was that he had
committed suicide by hanging himself in what was described as a
suicide-proof cell. This wouldn’t explain why his face and torso were
mottled with bruises testifying of a severe beating inflicted by
several people, or why his throat appeared to have been cut and his
scalp was split open.
"Trust the government": Judge/prosecutor/rapist Roberts.
By the time Kenneth’s family had collected his body, all of the
evidence in the crime scene had been destroyed. In violation of
Oklahoma state law, the floors and walls of the cell had been
sanitized, erasing fingerprints and wiping away blood and DNA
evidence. The victim’s clothing and bedding had been confiscated by
FBI Special Agent Jeff Jenkins, who kept this evidence hidden in the
trunk of his car until putrefaction set in, rendering it useless to
the FBI Crime Lab.
One witness in a nearby cell testified that he heard the sounds of a
struggle shortly before Kenneth’s lifeless body was “discovered” by a
guard. Several other witnesses reported seeing bloody riot gear,
uniforms, and batons belonging to the facility’s SORT (Special
Operations Response Team) unit.
The Bureau of Prisons designated “suicide by asphyxia” as the cause of
Kenneth’s death, insisting that his other injuries were
Dr. Fred Jordan, Oklahoma’s Chief State Medical Examiner, was
pressured to validate the official story that Kenneth was a suicide
victim, despite the fact that his body was “covered in blood … soaked
in blood, covered with bruises,” as Jordan would later recall. He was
forbidden by federal officials to have access to the death scene until
five months after the death. An application of Luminol, a blood
reagent, left the cell “lit up like a candle because of the blood
still present on the walls after four or five months.”
Rather than acceding to federal demands, Jordan listed the cause of
Kenneth’s death as “unknown.” Kevin Rowland, chief investigator for
the ME’s office, filed a complaint with the FBI describing the
incident as “murder.” He also consulted with Col. William T. Gormley
of the United States Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, who
concurred with Dr. Jordan’s findings.
Rowland, intriguingly, was recently subjected to the pointless torment
over a “sexual battery” charge arising from an incident in which he
allegedly twisted a male co-worker’s nipple. That alleged incident,
furthermore, occurred decades ago. Bear in mind the nature of that
charge, and the institutional memory that led to it being filed
against this whistleblower; this will become relevant anon.
All of the pertinent facts about Kenneth’s murder were exhumed by
Trentadue and his colleagues long after the Justice Department had
concluded what Criminal Section Chief Richard Roberts claimed was a
“flawless” and “thorough” investigation – one that began on August 21,
1995, and was closed the following day. The findings of that one-day
“investigation” were submitted to a federal grand jury – not one on
Oklahoma City – which ratified the Justice Department’s official
When Trentadue requested access to the federal grand jury’s findings,
Roberts parried that petition with a patronizing admonition to “trust
the government.” The following year, Roberts was selected by Bill
Clinton to serve on the District Court for the District of Columbia,
an appointment that could be seen as a reward for his role in
consummating a vital cover-up.
Kenneth Trentadue, Jesse learned from an anonymous caller shortly
after his brother’s death, was “murdered by the FBI” in a lethal case
of mistaken identity. In appearance, body type, distinguishing
features (including, however implausibly, tattoos), age, and criminal
background, Kenneth was a near-twin of Richard Lee Guthrie – who was
in the custody of the federal prison system when Kenneth was arrested
for an alleged parole violation shortly after the April 1995 Oklahoma
For several years, Guthrie was involved in an FBI-protected gang
called the Aryan Republican Army (ARA), which staged bank robberies to
fund white supremacist activities across the country. The ARA was an
asset of the FBI’s PATCON (Patriot Conspiracy) program, which seeded
“radical right” groups with informants and provocateurs.
The Oklahoma City bombing was the result of a PATCON operation – most
likely a security theater production that went badly off-script.
Guthrie is one of several very good candidates for the enigmatic “John
Doe #2” whom many witnesses saw in the company of Timothy McVeigh on
the morning of the bombing – and whose identity the government has
sought to conceal ever since. Just a few months after Kenneth’s
traumatized body was “found” dangling in a cell at the Federal
Transfer Center in Oklahoma, Guthrie died in a similarly unconvincing
“suicide.” Shortly before he was killed, Guthrie had somewhat
imprudently announced his intention to write a memoir disclosing
critical secrets regarding the Oklahoma City bombing.
Implacably pursuing justice: Jesse
The source who told Jesse that Kenneth had been killed by the FBI
described the murder as “an interrogation gone wrong.” Before his
parole, Kenneth had been a bank robber, albeit one not affiliated with
the alpha gang of the criminal underworld, the FBI. He couldn’t answer
any PATCON-related questions, and so he was tortured to death. His
captors may have really believed that he was Guthrie. They may have
realized that he wasn’t, but decided that it would be compromising to
let him live. In either case, the objective was to tie up a loose end
quickly. Fortunately, enough of a thread was left dangling for Jesse
to find it. He has been tugging on it for more than twenty years.
Learning the identity of “John Doe #2” is necessary to solve the
mystery of his brother’s murder, Jesse believes, and the identity of
that PATCON asset remains a protected state secret.
In response to a July 2009 Freedom of Information Act request by
Jesse, the FBI turned over six DVDs that supposedly contained all of
the video recordings collected after the bombing. Missing from that
collection – and pointedly ignored in the FBI’s response to Jesse’s
request – is a video captured by the exterior surveillance camera
located on the Regency Tower
Apartments near the ill-fated Murrah Building.
In May 2011, a federal judge ordered the FBI to conduct additional
searches and turn over all video records collected, from whatever
source, of the Oklahoma City bombing. The bureau has refused to
comply with that order, claiming that if the video exists it is
irretrievably lost in a long-forgotten evidence vault.
The existence of that video is proven by the testimony of FBI Special
Agent Jon Hersley during McVeigh’s April 27, 1995 preliminary hearing.
Hersley, who was among those agents tasked “to further identify and
locate other individuals who may have been involved in the bombing,”
testified that within “two or three days” of the bombing he had been
shown “still photos” culled from a the video captured by the Regency
Tower surveillance system. The film itself, he explained, was in the
control of other agents within the bureau.
During cross-examination, defense counsel John Coyle, challenging the
foundation for video evidence implicating his client, asked Agent
Hersley, “who are those agents that are tasked with the responsibility
of reviewing photographs and film footage?”
That entirely reasonable question prompted an objection by the lead
prosecutor, a Justice Department attorney named Merrick Garland. The
objection being overruled, Hersley identified the agent in question as
Walt Lamar. As Coyle continued to pursue this line of inquiry, Garland
objected a second time, protesting that “we are going in the area of
The second objection was sustained, the matter was dropped, and
potential “discovery” of evidence that could have revealed the
identity of John Doe #2 was foreclosed by the man who, two decades
later, would be chosen to fill a critical vacancy on the Supreme
Assuming that the Senate holds confirmation hearings on the Garland
nomination, some senators reportedly plan to ask why he recused
himself in a judicial misconduct case involving a colleague – none
other than Richard Roberts, who resigned a few days later for “health”
reasons. Roberts was under investigation by the Utah Attorney
General’s Office and both the House and Senate oversight committees
regarding allegations that he had raped a 16-year-old witness during a
civil rights case in Utah in 1980.
At the time, the 27-year-old Roberts was an attorney with the Justice
Department’s civil rights division. He was dispatched to Salt Lake
City to head the federal civil rights prosecution of Joseph Paul
Franklin, a white supremacist serial killer who murdered two
African-American joggers, Ted Fields and David Martin from an ambush
in August 1980.
Terry Mitchell (whose last name at the time was Elrod) had accompanied
the two men and a girlfriend during the jog. She was hit by shrapnel
but survived. Two months earlier she had been raped by a man named
Philip George Moore, which was merely the latest of several such
assaults she had endured since childhood. As if the cumulative trauma
of those events hadn’t been sufficient, Terry and her family were
subjected to hostility and suspicion owing to the fact that the father
was involved in a local motorcycle club called the Barons, a fact
seized on by some to suggest that Terry had lured the victims into an
Terry Mitchell in 2016.
A few weeks after the shooting, Terry fled to Arizona to live with
grandparents. She returned the following October to testify in the
During the following January and February, the 27-year-old Roberts
sexually exploited the 16-year-old, beginning with an episode in which
he lured her into his office on the pretext of reviewing her
testimony. Once he had separated the teenager from her mother, Roberts
quickly disposed of the fiction that they were going to discuss the
case and invited her to dinner.
While Terry was puzzled and concerned, and wanted to go home to fix
dinner for her younger sisters, “she complied because … Roberts was an
authority figure and she had learned to comply with those in positions
of authority,” recounts a lawsuit she recently filed against the
former judge. With the practiced, methodical patience of a veteran
sexual predator, Roberts lured the intimidated girl into his hotel
room, where he compelled her to service him sexually, “then raped her
While maintaining the pretense that he and his victim were engaged in
a consensual “affair,” Roberts made it clear that Terry couldn’t
disclose what was going on. A mistrial would have resulted, and
Franklin – who had yet to be tried for the murders – may have been let
loose. If this were to happen, Roberts told his victim, it would be
After securing Franklin’s conviction, Roberts left, and Terry rarely
heard from him again. In 2013, after the serial killer wasexecuted for
a murder committed in Missouri, Roberts contacted Terry anew. Terry
recorded the phone call and submitted it to investigators for the Utah
Attorney General’s office, which verified the substance of her story.
Roberts has admitted to preying upon the then-sixteen-year-old
witness, but continues to characterize the matter as a “consensual”
affair and a regrettable “lapse in judgment.” Under current state law,
the conduct to which Roberts confesses would be statutory rape or
perhaps even child molestation. At the time, however, the age of
consent was sixteen. Roberts never faced the prospect of serious
criminal charges arising from his calculated exploitation of a
traumatized and vulnerable girl.
Today (March 22) Roberts has learned that the misconduct case against
him has been dropped, meaning that he will be able to enjoy his
tax-subsidized pension without being haunted by the specter of
personal accountability. This is to be expected: Two decades ago,
Roberts performed a valuable service to the Deep State by suppressing
evidence of a murder committed on its behalf. Roberts’ behavior in
raping a terrified child demonstrated that he possessed the proper
disposition to carry out such a task, and those whose secrets he kept
have duly rewarded him.
This week's Freedom Zealot Podcast also discusses the repellent
Richard W. Roberts and his role in the OKC cover-up:
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FBI employee allegedly points gun at woman’s head inside Hingham
March 23, 2016
An FBI employee was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly pointing a
handgun at a woman’s head during a disturbance inside a Hingham
James Doyle, 55, of Duxbury, was charged with assault with a dangerous
weapon, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, and disorderly conduct,
according to Hingham police. He was arraigned Wednesday night and
released, police said.
Police responded to Gourmet Garden Restaurant on Whiting Street just
before 8:50 p.m. Tuesday. Doyle was still seated at the bar with a
handgun in the holster of his waistband
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9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference
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** Draft minutes for
February 24, 2016
March 22, 2016
Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call
Final minutes for the Wed., February 24, 2016 regular conference call
Ken Freeland, Teleconference facilitator, Houston 9/11 Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
Adam Ruff, 9/11 researcher
Dave Slesinger, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Barbara Honegger, The Smoke Curtain
Wayne Coste, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Cat McGuire, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Robin Hordon, World Peace Through 9/11 Truth
Tim Michael, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Richard Sacks, Lost Art Radio
Dan Hennen, AE911Truth
David Cole, Nine Eleven Accountability Team
John O’Malley, DC 9/11 Truth
Dwain Deets, San Diegans for 9/11Truth
Andy Steele, AE911Truth
Dan Hennen, AE911Truth
Ed Haslam, author of Dr. Mary’s Monkey
Cheryl Curtiss, Connecticut 9/11 Truth
Ned Delaney, 9/11 Grassroots
Clay Caldwell, Pennsylvania 9/11 activist
Xander Arena, Arizona 9/11 Studies and Outreach, Arizona State
The minutes of the January 27, 2016 conference call were APPROVED
The agenda was amended to allow Andy Steele time to respond to Dave
Slesinger’s comments about AE911Truth. The amended agenda was
Dr. Mary’s Monkey presentation
Cat McGuire announced our guest speaker for the call, Ed Haslam, the
author of Dr. Mary’s Monkey. Haslam gave a fascinating presentation on
the contents of the book.
Expansion of debate length
It was agreed that the April 27 debate between Barbara Honegger and
Craig McKee/Adam Ruff on what happened at the Pentagon on 9/11 would
be the only item on the agenda for that call. The decision was made to
increase the time for the debate itself to up to one hour with
questions and discussion of up to 30 minutes.
Survey regarding teleconference
Facilitator Ken Freeland asked teleconference participants to respond
to the survey
(http://houston911truth.us5.list-manage. ... 91763ac879
on the subject of whether changes should be made to the scheduling or
frequency of future teleconferences.
Ken Freeland raised the possibility that other topics could be debated
on future calls. Dave Slesinger proposed a debate on whether
AE911Truth has become an “encrusted bureaucracy.” As of this writing,
no one has offered to take the negative position.
Because of the length of the call, Robin Hordon agreed to postpone his
presentation on aviation issues related to 9/11 but he was given a few
moments to introduce the topic.
Complaint about AE911Truth
Dave Slesinger offered critical comments about AE911Truth’s policy of
denying others access to the contact information of petition
signatories. Andy Steele responded on behalf of AE911Truth.
* Dave Slesinger asked if anyone would be willing to work with him in
approaching Professor Zdeněk Bažant of Northwestern University who has
written papers supportive of the 9/11 official story. Wayne Coste said
he is trying to get the American Society of Civil Engineers to retract
four papers that are not scientifically valid, and he would also like
help with this.
* Cat McGuire asked that participants support Newsbud, a new
alternative news outlet being started by Sibel Edmonds, James Corbett,
and others. Newsbud can be supported financially by going to the
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* Barbara Honegger announced that she has tentatively decided to run
for Congress in the 20^th Congressional District, California, on a
9/11 truth ticket. She would be running against Jimmy Panetta, son of
former CIA director Leon Panetta.
Call began at 8 p.m. EST and adjourned at 10:05 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to
7:05 p.m. PST
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call to facilitator Ken Freeland (email@example.com
) by March
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State cybersecurity panel begins business in secret
The News Journal-March 23 2016
The agenda for the public meeting said FBI agent Daniel Gray was going
to give an unclassified threat briefing. But Gray balked when an
Associated Press ...