Category Archives: Touch of Evil

Another venue allowing us to publish our anger at those, who have stolen this nation’s long, storied heritage from us. Harry Lime had nothing on these evil ones.

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Barack Obama, The Grand Illusionist

OBAMA_MAGICIANAs a child, it is fascinating to watch a magician, illusionist. Their sleight of hand, to make things disappear and reappear in unusual places, is both exciting and intriguing. Audiences “ooh” and “aah” as the illusionist amazes them with each trick. When the show is concluded, conversations are had with great intensity to see if anyone can decipher how this illusion was executed. In the end, it is all entertainment. There are no consequences to the show. Just a sense of wonder is left for those who watched the spectacle. Continue reading

Guns and Violence: Gun Control = Government Security

A BLAST From the Past


“This election means a great deal to all Marylanders. It is not just a simple choice between two candidates. It is a choice about which direction Maryland will take in the coming years.”Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

So says the latest reinvented panderer, a nefarious siren, from the clan of America’s most disgraced political family. What a legacy from the extended progeny of the dysfunctional. But she is not speaking about mere policy direction. No; she is consumed with offending the common sense of the residents in “The Old Line State”. Their motto is “Fatti maschii, parole femine” which can be interpreted as “strong deeds, gentle words” – it used to be interpreted as “manly deeds, womanly words” but it was officially reinterpreted in January 2001. Continue reading

Obama Goes Beyond Mere Gun Control, Hints At Confiscation

Obama-Changes-Rules-on-Obamacare-AP-640x480When President Obama spoke in reaction to the heinous October 1 attack on Umpqua Community College, he went beyond his usual calls for more gun control and suggested instead that America consider following the path blazed by Australia and Great Britain.

In the mid-1990s Australia and Great Britain both instituted what were virtually complete bans on firearm possession.

Obama referenced the bans thus: Continue reading

Hedges: Reform or Revolution

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ~ John F. Kennedy

Touch Evil 2014

Touch of Evil

“In the task of that redemption the most effective agents will be men who have substituted some new illusions for the abandoned ones. The most important of these illusions is that the collective life of mankind can achieve perfect justice. It is a very valuable illusion for the moment; for justice cannot be approximated if the hope of its perfect realization does not generate a sublime madness in the soul.

Nothing but such madness will do battle with malignant power and ‘spiritual wickedness in high places.’ The illusion is dangerous because it encourages terrible fanaticisms. It must therefor e be brought under the control of reason. One can only hope that reason will not destroy it before its work is done.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr
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The Bilderberg Group: Founded By A Nazi And Continuing The Agenda Of The Nazis

Secret-Meetings-To-Shape-The-World-460x338When you want to discover what an organization is really all about, it is important to dig down to the roots. And when you uncover the roots of the Bilderberg Group, you find some very unsettling things. It turns out that the Bilderberg Group has had Nazi connections from the very beginning, and it continues to advance the agenda of the Nazis to this very day. Continue reading

Hillary Clinton’s lucrative life of crime

Makin' 'em an offer dey can't refuse...

Makin’ ’em an offer dey can’t refuse…

Bill and Hillary Clinton “earned” — can a mortal earn such stratospheric sums? — “at least $30 million over the last 16 months, mainly from giving paid speeches to corporations, banks and other organizations,” The New York Times reports. “They have now earned more than $125 million on the [lecture] circuit since leaving the White House in 2001.”

This is an important issue. But the big story has little to with what actually matters… Continue reading

Are You On the Jade Helm Red List and Will You Know When It’s Time to Run?

dissident-roundupsThis is a two part series which deals with critical issues associated with planned round-ups of potential resistance leaders and how to recognize when the extractions will happen. This is very valuable information as it will be important to not be where one is expected to be when the extractions commence.

The Historical Precedent of the Night of the Broken Glass
night-of-the-broken-glassIn pre-holocaust Germany, Jewish businesses were singled out for physical destruction in an event called Kristallnacht (i.e. night of the broken glass). Hundreds of Jewish businesses were attacked on the same night.

When the Holocaust began, in earnest, the Gestapo would target selected neighborhoods, for extraction, and then make their move, in the same general area, on the same night. If the area was large and exceeded the capacity to extract everyone in a given area, the neighborhoods would be sealed off, with nobody allowed in or out as systematic arrests were carried out. The times may change and the technology may be better, but the same Nazi blueprint would be applied. Continue reading

The End Game and Jade Helm 15…Good or Bad?

gadsden flagI think it’s time to get a little perspective on “Operation Jade Helm 15” and the coming monetary meltdown. The common understanding being promoted in the Conspiracy Realm is that Jade Helm is positioning troops around the nation for the final takeover by the US Government and those who control it. It is a forward preparation for the end game when Obama declares Martial Law and suspends all of our civil liberties. From then on “they” will take full control of our nation and our people pushing forward a totalitarian rule and changing America forever.

Pretty bleak and scary if that is the goal. Continue reading

TPP vs. Democracy: Leaked Draft of Secretive Trade Deal Spells Out Plan for Corporate Power Grab

“If You Can’t Dazzle Them With Brilliance, Baffle Them With Bull.” ~ WC Fields

Rage Against the Bullshit!

“With the veil of secrecy ripped back, finally everyone can see for themselves that the TPP would give multinational corporations extraordinary new powers that undermine our sovereignty,” said Lori Wallach of Public Citizen. (Photo courtesy of Wikileaks)

“With the veil of secrecy ripped back, finally everyone can see for themselves that the TPP would give multinational corporations extraordinary new powers that undermine our sovereignty,” said Lori Wallach of Public Citizen. (Photo courtesy of Wikileaks)

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No insult or any offense to any reader who might be put off by the name of this site. I’m past the point of being offended by mild expletives, especially when their use better captures the sense of the utter degradations of society or the establishment and the corrupt deals, like this would be U.S. mercantilist shenanigan of the first degree and the would be robbery of what little legality in trade remains. And you wonder why these TTP trade deals with Europe and Asia are SECRET? Where we need to exert any energy in anger is to ask ourselves and everyone we know, to scream out aloud, what sort of republic do we think we have left, if any and how can we bear to go along with the secrecy of our own demise.

This is well worth your time to brush up on since any TPP trade agreement success will affect you directly and badly. ~ AC

Newly leaked classified documents show that the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, if it goes through as written, will dramatically expand the power of corporations to use closed-door tribunals to challenge­and supersede­domestic laws, including environmental, labor, and public health, and other protections.

The tribunals, made infamous under NAFTA, were exposed in the “Investment Chapter” from the TPP negotiations, which was released to the public by WikiLeaks on Wednesday. Continue reading

Muslim Brotherhood Organizes to Influence Elections in This US State

obama-muslim-brotherhoodSabri Samirah, a Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood member exiled from the United States during the Bush administration, has been allowed to return to the country and is now working to foster greater Muslim involvement in U.S. politics.

In Illinois last autumn, Samirah launched UMMA, an organization aimed at furthering the political agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood.

UMMA, more commonly transliterated Ummah, is an Arabic word signifying a community with a common history, and is sometimes used to refer to the worldwide community of Muslims, similar to the way in which some Christians might refer to the worldwide Church. Continue reading

13 Most Evil U.S. Government Experiments on Humans

Touch Evil 2014The U.S. Government has been caught conducting an insane amount of vile, inhumane and grisly experiments on humans without their consent and often without their knowledge. So in light of recent news of the U.S. infecting Guatemalans with STDs, here are the 13 most evil, for lack of a better word, cases of human-testing as conducted by the United States of America.

Get ready to become one of those conspiracy theory nuts, because after this list, you will never fully trust your government again. Continue reading

Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program

Fake Cellphone Towers on Planes Used to Target Criminals, but Also Sift Through Thousands of Other Phones

Multi-antenna-cell-phone-tower-200x300WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations.

The U.S. Marshals Service program, which became fully functional around 2007, operates Cessna aircraft from at least five metropolitan-area airports, with a flying range covering most of the U.S. population, according to people familiar with the program.

Planes are equipped with devices—some known as “dirtboxes” to law-enforcement officials because of the initials of the Boeing Co. unit that produces them—which mimic cell towers of large telecommunications firms and trick cellphones into reporting their unique registration information. Continue reading

15 Signs That We Live During A Time Of Rampant Government Paranoia

OBEY_02How does it feel to live under a government that is getting even more paranoid with each passing day? Yes, we live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, but that is no excuse for how ultra-paranoid the federal government has become. Today, every single one of us is viewed as a “potential threat” by the government. As a result, the government feels the need to intercept our emails, record our phone calls and track our expenditures. But they aren’t just spying on individuals.

The government keeps tabs on thousands of organizations all over the planet, it spies on our enemies and our allies, and it even spies on itself. The American people are told that the emerging Big Brother police state is for our safety, but the truth is that it isn’t there to protect us. It is there to protect them. Our government has become kind of like a crazy rich uncle that is constantly spying on everyone else in the family because he believes that they are “out to get him”. The following are 15 signs that we live during a time of rampant government paranoia… Continue reading

La Raza Invades the Calendar

aztlanIn preparing next term’s calendar for my classes, I use the At-A-Glance PM3-28 over-sized item. Sprinkled throughout the calendar are Christian, Jewish, and Muslim holidays, information about daylight savings, and the like.

Apparently since at least 2012 (if not before) the calendar manufacturer saw fit to note The Day of the Race on Sunday October 12, 2014 as well as Revolution Day on November 17, 2014. Next to the name of the holiday there is an (M).

Curious, I went to investigate these two holidays which I had never paid much attention to, only to learn that these two dates are anything but benign commemorations. Continue reading

Obama: “Order and Progress Can Only Come When Individuals Surrender Their Rights to an All-Powerful Sovereign

Editor’s Note: I’ve decided to put this at the top since many people simply read a title and never read the content of articles. Then they pontificate about the article’s content as though they read it or even watched the video if supplied. If you don’t read the content of the article, then you have no authority to comment on it. I find this incredibly ironic considering many conservatives are so upset their representatives don’t read legislation before voting on it. I added the full video before publishing Leon’s article, so that you can view it all the way through. These are his words and there is a context. Leon also made sure to point out exactly what context Barack Obama said this in. However, his point was to demonstrate that Obama’s actions speak a lot louder than his words, words Obama claims he disagrees with. Yet, given his actions, it appears Obama is in clear agreement with what his mouth claims he is against. – Tim Brown, Editor – Freedom Outpost

New World Order. Three words that should never be associated with any individual much less the President of the United States, yet these three words can be not just associated with, but laid directly at our Presidents feet due to words, actions and in some instances lack of action. Many would say it is wrong even possibly anti-American to make such a statement, but what else could be said, how else could one explain the actions and inactions of President Obama? Obama has an administration embedded with so many Socialists, Communists, and possible Marxists, that it would have made General Patton not slap, but punch Obama in the face had he been alive today! Just how in the world can we justify what is going on today in the United States? How in the world has our nation become such a nation of fools? Could this be due to many of us just not paying attention and just voting for a politician with the cool voice? Have we as a nation lost sight of what this nation was founded upon? So many questions and yet, no one seems willing to ask them, especially asking them when questioning the President! Continue reading

Soylent Pink Is (For) People!

High beef prices leads to a resurgence in demand for pink slime!

soylent-greenAs I pointed out (recently), ground beef prices have risen 58% since January 2009 and 30% since January 2012. Now the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds that the consumer price index (CPI) for U.S. beef and veal is up almost 10 percent so far in 2014, reflecting the fastest increase in retail beef prices since the end of 2003.

And now “pink slime” makes a comeback as beef prices rise rapidly. According to the Wall Street Journal,

“Finely textured beef, dubbed “pink slime” by critics, is mounting a comeback as retailers seek cheaper trimmings to include in hamburger meat and processors find new products to put it in. Continue reading

Army Ousts Commander of Hospital After Deaths

The Army ousted the commander of one of its busiest hospitals and suspended three top deputies on Tuesday after two patients in their 20s who had visited the hospital’s emergency room died unexpectedly in the previous 10 days.

banner_ICAREThe shake-up at the hospital, Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, N.C., came at a moment of heightened sensitivity about health care in the military community, stirred by the furor over treatment delays in the separate medical system serving the nation’s veterans. Late Tuesday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered a broad review to ensure that military patients — many of them active-duty service members and their families — are not facing similar problems. Continue reading

Al Qaeda terrorists at Guantanamo treated better than our vets!

veteransA former Defense Department spokesman is calling out the Obama administration for giving terrorists better medical treatment than its giving the nation’s veterans.

In an opinion piece on today, Defense Department alumni J.D. Gordon claims, ‘Al Qaeda terrorists at Guantanamo treated better than our vets.’

‘Yes, it’s true. I know because I served as a Pentagon spokesman from 2005-2009 and visited Guantanamo Bay Naval Base over 30 times during those years,’ he writes. Continue reading

VA Health Scandals Foreshadow Life Under ObamaCare

obamacare2Rationing: Government-run VA health clinics have been caught falsifying records to hide obscenely long and sometimes deadly delays in treating veterans. Welcome to the future of health care under ObamaCare.

The VA recently decided to investigate one of its Colorado outpatient clinics to see how it handled patient delays. What it found was shocking, but not surprising.

While delays for many of the 6,300 veterans treated at the clinic stretched out for months, clerks there were told to falsify dates so it appeared that everyone was being seen in a timely fashion. Those who didn’t play along ended up on a “bad boy list,” according to USA Today, which obtained a copy of the report.

This follows a report that 23 veterans relying on the VA died due to delayed cancer screenings. At least 40 others died waiting for appointments at a VA system in Phoenix. A retired VA doctor said many were on a “secret waiting list” designed to hide treatment delays. Continue reading

BLM Eyes 90,000 Acres Of Texas Land

Red River_w-c_Belgium_FOAfter the recent Bundy Ranch episode by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Texans are becoming more concerned about the BLM’s focus on 90,000 acres along a 116 mile stretch of the Texas/Oklahoma boundary. The BLM is reviewing the possible federal takeover and ownership of privately-held lands which have been deeded property for generations of Texas landowners.

Sid Miller, former Texas State Representative and Republican candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, has since made the matter a campaign issue to Breitbart Texas.

In Texas,” Miller says, “the BLM is attempting a repeat of an action taken over 30 years ago along the Red River when Tommy Henderson lost a federal lawsuit. The Bureau of Land Management took 140 acres of his property and didn’t pay him one cent.” Continue reading

Cliven Bundy’s Cattle Battle: Harry Reid, China and Agenda 21


Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy has been locked in a dispute with the BLM for two decades over grazing rights. Getty Images

Land Management: A Chinese solar farm that fries birds is OK, as is redrawing tortoise habitat boundaries to benefit political donors. But an American rancher grazing his cattle brings feds with sniper rifles.

It appears Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has, at least temporarily, won his “range war” with the paramilitary wing of the Bureau of Land Management. Fearing another Waco, BLM has announced it will no longer enforce a court order and stop stealing Bundy’s cows, called “trespass cattle” by the feds, accused of grazing free on part of the 84% of Nevada that is federal property.

If the forces deployed in and around the Nevadan’s ranch had been deployed to Benghazi, it’s likely Glen Doherty, Ty Woods, Sean Smith and Ambassador Christopher Stevens would be alive today. If illegal aliens were grazing on the disputed property, there would not have been federal snipers perched nearby with American citizens in their sights. Continue reading

What is the New World Order and Why Does it Matter?


Fabian socialist H.G. Wells set the stage for the sci fi deception of the new world order.

Unfortunately, we have been programmed and conditioned from the earliest years to not believe in the existence, or even the possibility, of large-scale conspiracies. Students of history learn in introductory courses that there are three views of the philosophy of history.

First, the random contingency view in which historical events are merely “one damn thing after another” (as one of my professors so elegantly stated), with no apparent reason or causal significance.

Second, the so-called “great man” view, in which key religious and political figures cause certain landmark events with history revolving around these figures, such as a Napoleon or a Caesar.

The third and least popular is the providential or conspiratorial view. In this view, history is led along by unseen forces, be they malevolent or beneficent. Humans play their role to be sure, but man is not the autonomous god of his own destiny. He is the actor on a stage in which there is a grand narrative and ultimate reason for every event, even if humans are not always cognizant of those reasons.

Coming to see the truth of a worldwide conspiracy that has been especially centralized in the past few centuries in a western, Anglo-global establishment is also not something people prefer to hear. Humans tend to have a normalcy bias and what is called cognitive dissonance. Continue reading

$100B withdrawal from US Treasury bills hints at Russian move

Ukrainian tanks take part in a military exercise near KharkivWASHINGTON — A record $100 billion in withdrawals of Treasury bills is raising speculation that the Kremlin and Russian oligarchs are yanking their money out of the United States to avoid upcoming sanctions over Ukraine.

The massive outflow over the past week came as President Obama and other top US officials repeatedly warned Russia would face a “cost” if it didn’t reverse course in Ukraine.

The total amount of foreign-held US Treasury securities dropped to $2.86 trillion — lowest in more than a year.

Last year, the most moved out in a week was $32 billion.

Analysts said that if the switch was made by Russia, it would represent about 80 percent of that nation’s US Treasury holdings. Continue reading

Meet America’s Most Hated Doctors

abortion_animateYou received years of specialized training in a field that you’re passionate about. You’ve decided to work in an area of the country where you feel you can make a difference. You have a family, and you’re primarily concerned about helping other families thrive. But at every turn, the state is enacting more barriers to your professional success. Your job options are limited because you’re not welcome in some American communities. And sometimes, protesters show up outside of the home you share with your children, shouting that they hate the work you do.

You’re on the front lines of the abortion wars. Continue reading

Dem Senate Candidate Sics Lawyers to Silence Cancer Patient in Anti-Obamacare Ads

Touch Evil 2014Democrat Congressman Gary Peters is running for US Senate in Michigan, where he’s facing a strong Republican opponent in former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land. Like other Democrats across the America, Peters is worried sick about the political impact Obamacare — a law for which Peters voted in 2010. Unlike many others, however, he’s taken the extraordinary step of dispatching a team of lawyers to bully Michigan broadcasters into refusing to air a television ad that’s critical of the healthcare overhaul. The spot is being run by Americans for Prosperity and features a cancer patient who was among the millions whose previous health plans were dropped as a result of Obamacare. The mother who’s battling leukemia says politicians broke their word about the law, and that she’s hurting because of it: Continue reading

Following the Bodies: “We Are at the Precipice of Something So Big, It Will Shake the Financial World”

Exposing what lies beneath the bodies of dead bankers and what lies ahead for us.

Banker-ConspiracyI feel that this is one of the most important investigations I’ve ever done. If my findings are correct, each of us might soon experience a severe, if not crippling blow to our personal finances, the confiscation of any wealth some of us have been able to accumulate over our lifetimes, and the end of the financial world as we once knew it. The evidence to support my findings exists in the trail of dead bodies of financial executives across the globe and a missing Wall Street Journal Reporter who was working at the Dow Jones news room at the time of his disappearance.

If the bodies were dots on a piece of paper, connecting them results in a sinister picture being drawn that involves global criminal activity in the financial world the likes of which is almost without precedent. It should serve as a warning that we are at the precipice of something so big, it will shake the financial world as we know it to its core. It seems to illustrate the complicity of big banks and governments, the intelligence community, and the media. Continue reading

Tainted Meat Joins the Stench of Political and Financial Corruption

octo2“Wall Street had been doing business with pieces of paper; and now someone asked for a dollar, and it was discovered that the dollar had been mislaid. It was an experience for which the captain of industry were not entirely prepared; they had forgotten the public. It was like some great convulsion of nature, which made mockery of all the powers of men, and left the beholder dazed and terrified. In Wall Street men stood as if in a valley, and saw far above them the starting of an avalanche; they stood fascinated with horror, and watched it gathering headway; saw the clouds of dust rising up, and heard the roar of it swelling, and realized it was only a matter of time before it swept them to their destruction…

But it is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon him not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair, The Moneychangers

You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the grace of the eternal God, I will rout you out.” – Andrew Jackson

It was discovered that in all that blizzard of corruption, and the paper that covered it up, that the very basis of the value of things had been ‘mislaid.’ And then the deluge came.

If you listen to the reasoning of ‘free market’ types, and their paid mouthpieces and demagogues, this kind of thing could not happen, because companies, being rational and focused on the long term, would not allow tainted meat with their name on it to be sold into the markets.

They would not risk the lawsuits, and damage to their reputations. It is a similar argument that holds that financial markets need only light regulations because people will manage their own behaviour for the ultimate good, with almost perfect rational and altruistic self-constraint.

But alas, we know this is not true, as anyone who ever travels on a major highway can tell you. People and their tendencies to greed and careless stupidity require a certain association of people for their common good, to take on not only large tasks with common and broad benefits to the pubic, but also in order for the majority to protect themselves from criminals, cheats, sociopaths, and plain old ignorant selfishness. This is why societies establish police and fire departments, and have health laws, for example. Continue reading

Scalia predicts resurgence of WWII-era style internment camps

“Der smokeenk lamp vihl be exterminated…”

scaliaSpeaking at the University of Hawaii law school, Justice Antonin Scalia said that he believes the federal government will likely resurrect citizen internment camps at some point.

The Associated Press reports Scalia citing the latin phrase that translates “In times of war, the laws fall silent” while discussing Kore­ma­tsu v. United States (1944), the decision which defended the federal government’s “power” to intern Americans of Japanese descent under Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066.

“Well, of course, Kore­ma­tsu was wrong, and I think we have repudiated in a later case,” Justice Scalia told students. “But you are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again.” Continue reading

Barber: Declassified Docs Prove Clinton’s Benghazi Statements Were ‘Appalling, Deceitful’

The Washington Free Beacon’s Ellison Barber joined The Blaze TV’s “Real News” Tuesday to discuss the Benghazi scandal in wake of newly declassified documents, which show administration officials almost immediately knew the incident was a terrorist attack and not in protest of a web video.

During the receiving ceremony when the bodies of the four dead Americans were returned to the United States, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “We have seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with.” Continue reading

Michelle Keeps it Real with Reverend Al

2BUNNIES-IN-DE-HOODAfter heading up a ‘poor me’ sob-story session with mothers in the Oval Office, packing for the nine-hour flight to Oahu, and wrapping up a 16-day Obamacare public relations blitz, ‘Mom-to-Mom’ Michelle found time to take to the airwaves and dial in to the “Keeping it Real with Reverend Al Sharpton” radio show.

If I might digress for moment, Al Sharpton is a man who, judging from his hairdo and his manner, is neither ‘real’ nor ‘reverend.’

Nonetheless, apart from making some inane arguments as to why everyone should sign up for Obamacare, true to form the first lady began by dragging out the heart-wrenching stories. The first one was about daughter Sasha being stricken with illness as an infant. Like most liberals who have limited experience with anything, Sasha’s bout with meningitis instantly transformed Mrs. Obama into an authority on the need for health insurance.

While talking to the right reverend, who mostly listened, the first lady ramped up the fear factor when she cited studies that show that the primary reason Americans are forced into bankruptcy in the U.S. is being buried in medical bills because they were unable to afford health insurance in the first place. What she didn’t mention is that people in countries with single-payer healthcare systems also go bankrupt. Why? Because despite having socialized medicine, in countries like Canada and Great Britain while waiting for months to receive medical care, many desperately ill people are unable to work. Continue reading

The Vital Lesson of Kristallnacht

KristallnachtNovember 9, 2013 marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of one of the most notorious and nasty crimes of the twentieth century: the “Night of the Broken Glass,” when Nazi Germany engaged in an orgy of destruction and violence against those Jews who remained in the Third Reich. Jews were beaten and killed; synagogues were vandalized and burned; Jewish homes and businesses were pillaged and wrecked.

The civilized West was horrified. Although Nazi contempt for Jews was no secret, the period leading up to Kristallnacht had been fairly tame. Anti-Semitic propaganda had almost vanished in 1936, when the Nazis were trying to impress the world with the 1936 Olympic Games. Germany had long been known as an orderly society — almost a compulsively orderly society. Cold Pogrom, the title of a 1939 book by Max Berges, described the calculated and increasing pressure on a typical German Jewish family which led, eventually, to the death of every family member. Continue reading

Left-handers ‘more likely to be psychotic’: Study finds they have ‘strikingly higher’ chance of suffering schizophrenia

Obama-leftie-signLeft-handed people have a ‘strikingly higher’ chance of suffering from schizophrenia, research suggests.

A study revealed left-handers accounted for 40 per cent of those with the mental illness. However, only around 10 per cent of the general population is left-handed.

It is thought that the changes in the brain that make people left-handed may also contribute to schizophrenia.

Famous left-handers include Prince William, Barack Obama, David Cameron, Sir Paul McCartney, Nicole Kidman and Angelina Jolie.

Several US presidents have also written with their left hand, including George Bush Snr and Bill Clinton. Ronald Reagan is said to have been ambidextrous.

Four of the five original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed, as were one in four Apollo astronauts.

Researcher Jadon Webb, of Yale University, US, said: ‘Our results show a strikingly higher prevalence of left-handedness among patients presenting with psychotic disorders.’ Continue reading

‘No phone call, no Internet transaction, isn’t recorded by the NSA’: Edward Snowden fires back at U.S. government surveillance denials

  • Senator Dianne Feinstein claimed that the NSA’s phone-tracking is benign
  • Whistle-blower Snowden said in a statement that it is pervasive in nature

snowdenWhistle-blower Edward Snowden has hit back at claims by a U.S. government official that collating phone records is not ‘surveillance’.

Senator Dianne Feinstein wrote in a newspaper recently that what the NSA is gathering is not protected under the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches.

She wrote in USA Today on Sunday: ‘The call-records program is not surveillance. It does not collect the content of any communication, nor do the records include names or locations.’

She added: ‘The NSA only collects the type of information found on a telephone bill: phone numbers of calls placed and received, the time of the calls and duration. The Supreme Court has held this “metadata” is not protected under the Fourth Amendment.’

However Snowden, although he didn’t name the lawmaker, clearly had her comments in mind when he gave a statement to the American Civil Liberties Union about phone tracking. Continue reading