peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous told the BBC that the
drones, or "unarmed, unmanned aerial vehicles" would be the
"tool of choice" to monitor the activities of armed groups
and the movement of civilians. ... [Read
“…the growing pest and weed
problems for GMOs have caused farmers to turn to seeds that
are coated with a different pesticide—a neonicotinoid. If
that name rings a bell, it’s because these pesticides… have
been implicated in the increasing epidemic of bee deaths."
“And that’s aside from the
evidence that biotech’s ‘next big thing’ —seeds that emit
multiple pesticides—may be doomed to fail. An international
team of researchers, including USDA and biotech scientists,
found what they termed ‘cross-resistance’ to these
pesticides in [predatory] bugs exposed to the
next-generation GMO seeds. Evidence, in other words, that
GMO seeds are hitting a bug-covered wall.”
The seeds don’t knock out the
Yet the venerable journal
Nature recently urged patience, because just over the next
hill, the biotech giants will surely succeed in bringing us
better GMO crops. ... [Read
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The Information Nation Celebrates Two Years! Ken
Hildebrand Is Senior Member In Many Ways
June 26th marks a special date for
Orion Talk Radio. It is the two year anniversary of The
Information Nation with Ken Hildebrand. As the oldest host
on the network, Ken also enjoys the longest running show on
OTR, giving him true seniority with the network. You can
hear Ken every Sunday night from 9-11pm (ET), exclusively on
US Gov Restricts OTR
On WA Military Base
Website And Radio Network Have Been Blocked
Orion Talk Radio has recently learned that it has been
officially blocked by the US government at joint base
Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington. Personnel at this
combined Army-Air Force base are unable to go the the Orion
Talk Radio website, nor listen to the broadcasts.
It is very unfortunate that our
men and women who serve with integrity and honor cannot
learn firsthand that their own government does not operate
under the same code of conduct. It is readily apparent that
the US government fears letting its military personnel hear
the real truth that is not reported by the corporate
How sad and pathetic that they
fear the truth so much that they have to resort to
censorship. You have to wonder how extensive this ban is
across US military installations, and lastly, who directed
this order in the first place? Was it from DOD or DHS, or
did the censorship order come from higher up? Inquiring
minds would like to know.
OTR Remakes 'What The World Needs Now'
1971 Classic Is Updated To Tell Post 9/11 Tale
The Orion programming department is at it again with another
remake, this time going back to the studio with the popular
1971 Viet Nam era Tom Clay hit, 'What The World Needs Now,'
a social commentary originally set to the 1965 tune by
Produced at Studio B in
Minneapolis by Mad As Hell host Tim Watts, the remake has
been updated to take a look at the post 9/11 world, as told
by the infamous figures who helped shape the decade.
The updated mix is unique from
the original in that it is a custom composite of the
DeShannon piece, plus the later production by the song's
original author, Burt Bacharach, who collaborated with Hal
David to write the song.
The idea was to create a piece
that would serve as a factual reminder of just how this
bogus "War On Terror" and the US police state really began.
The sweet irony is that we were able to tell a story and
deliver a message using the actual words from some of those
who were most heavily involved in the nefarious events of
the last decade.
Those featured in the piece
George W. Bush
We hope you enjoy the mix.
What The World Needs Now (Post 9/11)
Message Was Worth Killing For, We Need To Hear It!
The Orion Talk Radio programming department has released a
spoken word piece that was produced in 2012 using President
John F. Kennedy's "Secret Societies" speech. The production
was never officially released to the public, until
As part of a new martyr series,
the idea is to feature the words of those individuals who
the powers that be have killed in an attempt to silence
their message. The idea is to present these important
messages once again to the public. If they were worth
killing someone for, then what better way to honor those
fallen heroes by resurrecting their powerful messages and
putting them back into the forefront of public
"If someone hated those
messages bad enough to silence the messenger, then we need to hear those
messages again," said series producer Tim Watts.
"What were those brave people trying to tell us that 'the powers that be'
don't want you to hear?"
The plan is to feature those
people that they tried to silence, and to let their
important messages be heard once again. ...[Read
President Kennedy Warns of Conspiracy
New OTR ad: Who do you really fear in this
OTR Media Players Back Up And
Network Suffers Through Costly Player Restriction
After months of hosting issues
from GoDaddy, and a wild week that saw our server moved
three times, it appears that the media player issue has been
corrected. Likewise, the OTR Archives page has also been
fixed. Many thanks to Shad from Toando.com for his
The folks at GoDaddy claimed
that the OTR website script usage was very high, so they
took it upon themselves to move our website to a new server,
without notifying us,
twice! They did this on June 13th, and again on June
15th, moving us to a new server, without consulting with us
first. This is the second issue with GoDaddy that has
affected the Orion Talk Radio network.
As a result of those scripting issues with GoDaddy, the OTR
custom media players had been restricted from running. Our
Archives were also affected as GoDaddy claimed that the page
usage was taxing their system.
Listeners will recall that in
March we had huge archive issues that GoDaddy could not
resolve after fifteen phone calls and nearly 24 hours of
tech chat. Our savvy OTR tech from Toando.com, Shad, was
able to do what the GoDaddy techs could not do, find the
answer in their own tech database. <sigh> You just can't
make this stuff up.
Thank you for your patience and
understanding, and thanks very much for listening to Orion
Talk Radio, News & Views Beyond The Mainstream Media.
Outage Affects Orion
Network Back After Nearly A Three Hour Outage
Orion Talk Radio is now back on-air after a cable outage
from Time-Warner. This is the second such outage in less
than a month. We thank you for your patience and for your
Orion Talk Radio
Moves Onward Network Endures
Attacks After Momentous Year
It's been an up and down year for Orion Talk Radio. The
Shoutcast rankings have seen the station soar, seemingly
overnight, from 400,000 listeners to 1.5 million listeners
in just a 90 day period of time during late summer of 2012.
More times than not, OTR has had more listeners than both of
its rivals combined, however, with the sudden rise
in popularity has also come a rise in nefarious attention.
Since vaulting forward, the
station has undergone many cyber attacks on its website and
its audio players. A look down this column will reveal a
litany of attacks, with many pointing their finger at
possible government influence. The station has recovered
after the latest cyber attack locked the network down
on Saturday, April 20th.
During this tribulation, the
station has weathered the loss of hosts that it sought to
keep, but fortunately enough, our programming team is ever
watchful for talent. The station has added three great new
shows with America Talks, News Stalker, and Live
Truth, with a new night show to be announced soon.
Orion has been extremely
fortunate to find many hosts with commercial broadcast
experience. New hosts David Zublick, Stephen Williams, Bob
Green, Erich Headricks, and Brian Lange bring a long history
of radio background with them, as well as the same passion
and dedication for truth that Orion has come to be known and
The station endures because of a
collective spirit, one that doesn't just emanate from those
who make up its staff and deliver the broadcasts, but from
those of you who listen. We are very much aware of this at
Orion Talk Radio and we value our listeners for their
patriotism. We share their passion for liberty and their
determination to defend our country and the Constitution
that protects it.
There are many in this country
who have woken up and they are not happy with what they have
discovered. They are angry at the corporate mainstream media
for lying to them and withholding the truth. Orion Talk
Radio has become a daily part of many people's lives and we
accept that trust with great respect and the utmost
appreciation for their support.
This is an undeniably tumultuous
moment in our history. Orion Talk Radio is here to further
the movement for truth in the US and the world. We can do
nothing without you, for it is YOU who they fear. It is an
informed populace that they scares them the most. This is
why Orion has been targeted, but with your help we will take
this country back.
Throughout the adversity, we
persevere and move forward. Watch this space for more
exciting Orion line-up additions to come and future
Orion Talk Radio Sabotaged
On April 20th Network Hacked /
Live Broadcasting Was Shut Down
Orion Talk Radio was the recipient of a recent computer hack
that shut the network down to all live programming. As of
Saturday afternoon, the network was unable to deliver live
broadcasting. One thing is certain to network technicians,
the attack was deliberate and with malicious intent. Orion
has an IP trail with some leads to consider. Please bear
with us as we work to correct this issue.
Problem Solved GoDaddy Fails To
Find Answer, On Their Own Site!
The Orion Talk Radio
Archives page has had a most inconvenient interruption
since Friday, March 15th at around 6pm ET. At that time,
neither the Buffalo home office, or the Minneapolis web end
could upload via FTP to GoDaddy. This stopped our automatic
archive system from posting the normal updates after each
During the course of at least 15
calls, lasting well over 20 hours, Orion was given every
excuse under the sun, but not one of them explained the
issue, nor fixed it. In the end, GoDaddy just gave up. They
said they just couldn't figure it out and that we were free
to leave if we wanted.
Fortunately, an intrepid
technician and good friend of this network, Shad from
Toando.com was able to find the answer to the problem...
right on the GoDaddy tech forum webpage! The answer was
right in their tech files all along.
Thanks to Shad, our FTP clients
have been readjusted to resume uploading of the archives
once again. The older archives missing since March will be
uploaded by hand.
Angry Beaver Radio
Debuts Four Man Team From
Canadistan Hits The Air
One thing you can say about Canadians, they sure are
passionate about defending freedom. John Connor, formerly of
Canada Live, has formed another show called Angry Beaver
Radio. The four man crew of John, Mike, Mark and Steve light
up the airwaves on Friday nights from 8-10pm ET. Check out
the Angry Beaver show exclusively
on Orion Talk Radio.
Orion Adds New
Afternoon Drive Show Live Truth With
Brian Lange Takes Over 3-6PM ET
The management of Orion Talk Radio is very pleased to
announce the addition of Live Truth to the weekday
afternoon line-up. New host Brian Lange will give you
something to think about during the afternoon commute home.
Like all of our hosts, Brian is passionate about standing up
for our Constitution and defending our forefathers dream of
a republic. You can hear Live Truth from 3-6pm ET, five days
a week, Monday through Friday. On Sunday Lange will
broadcast from 5-7pm.
Please join us in welcoming
Live Truth and Brian Lange to the Orion Talk
Orion Adds New Shows To Schedule America Talks, News
Stalker, Join OTR Line-Up
The management of Orion Talk Radio is very pleased to
announce two new shows to its weekly programming line-up.
Joining the station roster is the hard hitting program
America Talks, with host David Zublick. The new show
will take the 6-7pm (ET) shift, Monday through Friday.
Zublick is a veteran talk host with conservative roots, but
he pulls no punches when it comes to Republicans or
Democrats. The new show will hit the Orion airwaves on April
Also joining the line-up is an
exciting new night show called News Stalker. The
program is a first for Orion because it features a trio of
hosts with many years of broadcast experience. Hosts Stephen
Williams, Bob Green, and Erich Headricks will take on
government and media corruption, among other hot daily and
weekly topics affecting the US and the world. The show will
debut on Monday night, April 8th at 10pm ET.
Please join us in welcoming
America Talks and News Stalker to the Orion Talk
Birthday! Orion Talk Radio Turns Two Fast Growing
News-Talk Celebrates 2nd Anniversary
As of February 19th, Orion Talk Radio has turned two years
old. We're celebrating two years of spreading the truth and
busting the illicit powers that be and their evil plan for
the new world order and a globalist one world rule.
In the last year
alone, we've gained over one million new listeners per
month, making Orion the fastest growing news talk outlet
One thing we
know for certain, that we could not have grown this big
without you. We want to grow even more in the coming year,
so we hope you'll keep listening and helping us to spread
the truth. We thank you for being there for us as we hope
for many more birthdays to come.
< Happy Birthday
Orion Talk Radio Promo
Mad As Hell Hits The Air On Saturday Nights
New Show From
Tim Watts Debuts On Orion
Orion Talk Radio is pleased to welcome another new show to
its line-up with Mad As Hell, hosted by Tim Watts. A 30 year
veteran of commercial radio, Watts left the corporate
broadcast world to fight the good fight by teaming up with
Orion Talk Radio.
by Howard Beale from the 1976 movie Network,
Tim is Mad As Hell about the state of our world. As
60's activist Mario Savio put it, "You've got to put your
bodies upon the gears, upon the wheels, upon the levers, and
you've got to make the machine stop! You've got to let the
people who own it and run it know, that unless you're free,
the machine will be prevented from working at all!
Check out Mad As Hell,
every Saturday at 10pm ET on the Orion Talk Radio Network.
Orion Talk Radio Updates Audio Hardware
New Sound Card
Increases Audio Clarity
Orion Talk Radio Talk has once again updated its audio chain
in an effort to give its listeners a more enjoyable listening
experience. The new audio card was installed by OTR owner
and chief technician Jimmy X. The sound difference is
visibly noticeable. We sincerely hope that you like the
difference. It's just one more way for Orion to provide its
listeners with the best radio possible.
Orion Attacks Continue With Regional D.O.S.
Service For Audio Players And Archives
The attacks have continued against Orion Talk Radio. We
thank those listeners who have notified us of the issues
that they are having with both our audio players and our
archives. It is clear that we have incurred the wrath of
someone who deems us a threat to their operations.
We have a brilliant programmer
from Texas who has cleverly been able to stave off these
attacks, to a point, however, the attacks have now become
regionalized and are difficult for us to pinpoint and
diagnose. We need your help. Please email us if you are
having problems. Tell us the web browser that you use, as
well as the preferred audio player that you use to listen to
Also, if you have computer tech
programming skills, we desperately need your help on our
team. Unfortunately we are a volunteer organization. All of
our hosts donate their time for this noble cause that we
endeavor upon. If you are such a person, we sincerely hope
to hear from you. We occasionally get ahead with the small
advertising and Chip-In revenues that we receive, with those
funds being directed back into the operation of the network.
We do try to help our tech support when we are able to do
If you are able to help us with
a Chip-In donation to aid us in this cause, we would
sincerely appreciate any and all contributions. You can find
the Chip-In banner on the left side of this page.
For those who
are experiencing issues in listening to the Orion audio stream,
please try some of the other listening links on the left
side of this web page.
If the Orion website should be
taken down for any reason, we will be posting updates on the
following host sites:
these links now. If all of these sites are down, then you
know that shit is hitting the proverbial fan.
Apparently what we are talking
about is having an effect, enough so that someone is
compelled to continually refine and strategize their attack
methods. Thank you again for helping us to identify the
nature and scope of these continued attacks. We thank you
for your help, support, and your patience. Most of all we
thank you for listening to Orion Talk Radio and for helping
to spread the truth.
Derrick Broze Interviews
Sheriff Mack At Gun Rally
Orion Sets Fixed
Replaced With A Set Schedule
In the interest of giving listeners a regulated listening
schedule, Orion Talk Radio has replaced the random
re-broadcasts of it shows with fixed times. This now gives
the audience a set programming schedule to plan their
listening habits around, allowing for a regimented listening
pattern that people can count on and look forward to. This
is most helpful for overnight listening in the US, as well
as a structured schedule for our European and overseas
To find out when your favorite
shows air again, see the Schedule page on this website by
going to the menu bar. As always, everything we do is for
the benefit of our listening audience. Thanks much for
tuning us in.
The Sound of Freedom
Moves To New Time
To ease his west coast schedule, Ryan Brooks will be moving
his highly popular Sound of Freedom broadcast to a new time,
12-2am ET, beginning Monday (1/21). This will give Orion
Talk Radio a decided boost in late night ratings, but also a
stronger presence with west coast listeners at 9pm PT.
we will miss Ryan in his earlier time slot, we are thrilled
to still have him as a part of the Orion Talk Radio family.
We wish Ryan well in his move to midnight ET and encourage
his loyal listeners to stay tuned. The Sound of Freedom can
also be found on the Orion archives page for those who can't
keep the later hours, but still want to hear Brooksie bash
the corrupt powers that be. We thank everyone for tuning him
Works The TSA At Reagan Intl Airport
Orion Talk Radio
Defends 1st Amendment
Is Not A Right
To Hate Speech
by Tim Watts - 121112
Orion Talk Radio would like to clarify a most unfortunate
situation in regards to our stance on "hate speech." Some
unsettling and unfair views were expressed by a few hosts
towards people of Jewish ancestry, singling them out as the
sole cause of evil in this world. We find those views to be
deplorable and factually unfounded.
So, let us make our position
perfectly clear for all to understand... we defend all
people's rights. We do not believe that you can lump all
people of a nationality or religion together and call them
bad. That is simply an asinine and ignorant position to
hold. It is ridiculous to believe that an entire religion or
nationality of people are inherently bad or evil. It just
isn't so. Period.
One of the misperceptions of the
1st amendment is that we can say whatever we want, no
matter how incendiary the statement might be. Yes, we
all have the right to free speech in the US, but that right
comes with the use of common sense.
Case in point... you are not
allowed to yell "fire" in a crowded movie theater.
Sure, you have the right to do so, but does that make
it right to do? Why not go ahead and try this one out for
yourself and see
where it gets you?
There are also laws regarding
libel and slander to be considered, so, to be sure, our
hallowed 1st amendment rights do come with a bit of
All too often, those who wish to
engage in such reckless talk will always attempt to hide
their offensive speech behind the Constitutional right to
free speech. In the case of "Jew bashing," it is all to easy
to prove that those who choose this path of discourse are
the ones who are guilty of denying people's 1st amendment
rights. They choose to forget that the 1st amendment defends
more than just free speech.
shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the
freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the
people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government
for a redress of grievances.
It is notable that free speech
is not mentioned first. It is freedom of religion. Our
forefathers valued that right very much, so much so that it
is the very first thing outlined by the Bill of
It is also patently clear that
those who choose to violate this sacred rule are undeniably
making a mockery of the 1st amendment, disregarding one
portion to support another. They selectively choose
to disregard one of its most hallowed precepts, and then
feebly try to support it with the second precept, freedom of
You can't have it both ways
folks. It's pretty obvious to anyone with half a brain to
reason with. Unfortunately, hate has no reason.
With the above in mind, Orion
Talk Radio has adopted a policy manual for its hosts,
forbidding the use of hate speech towards people of specific
religious affiliations, color, nationality, or any form of
To be clear,
we defend the 1st amendment, in its entirety.
We do not believe that all
Jewish people are bad. We defend all people's right
to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. At OTR, we
vigilantly defend the dream of our forefathers, that
all men are created equal.
Unfortunately, three hosts were
incensed with our public apology that is printed below. They
immediately took to the Orion airwaves with a maniacal
outrage, incorrectly declaring that their 1st amendment
rights were being violated. The absurdity is mind boggling.
The hypocrisy is glaring.
Hopefully, with the clarity of
the 1st amendment printed above, you can see what an
outrageous oxymoron this truly is. One can only make such a
false claim out of ignorance, blind stupidity, or just
wanton disregard for our Constitution and its Bill of
These three hosts then used
Orion's own station airwaves to attack the network and its
owner. To be factual, these rogue hosts were allowed the
right to free speech as they viciously and maliciously
verbally assaulted Orion Talk Radio. The OTR programming
team sat by and listened in shock and horror as these hosts
each took their turn in unfairly slandering the network and
its owner. No one cut them off. No one deprived them of
their right to speak.
To be perfectly clear, no one
fired them. They each quit on their own.
Strangely enough, one other talk
radio outlet has chosen to blatantly disregard the 1st
amendment, allowing its hosts to denigrate people of Jewish
descent. They have now also given a platform to some of the
disgruntled ex-OTR hosts, to go on their radio airwaves with slanderous
statements that are factually incorrect, if not outright
lies. To them we say, you might want to lawyer up. Recorded
audio tape is indeed factual evidence in a slander hearing.
The ownership and programming
team of Orion is deeply saddened by the course that these
three former hosts have taken, but we want it to be publicly
known that we do not condone religious hate speech, hidden
behind free speech. It is not tolerated at this network.
Adolph Hitler was said to be raised by
Catholic parents. Does this mean that all Catholics are bad
as well? The Vatican itself may have its issues, but we
would never categorize all Catholics as bad. We do the same
for those of Jewish faith.
To be fair,
the Zionist agendais a problem in the world, but
all Jews are not Zionist. The Zionist agenda is
steeped in its own greed and a thirst for power and
geopolitical conquest. It is this ideology that we battle. Not the Jews.
When it comes to
religion, we like to boil it down to one thing... WWJD, or
what would Jesus do? How about, "Treat others as
you wish to be treated," or perhaps the even simplerrequest, "Love thy neighbor."
defend the 1st amendment, in its entirety. We defend all
people's rights, and that includes yours.
hope that this clarifies our position.
Orion Talk Radio Says No To Hate Speech
OrionTalkRadio.com, Programming Dept.
Orion Talk Radio extends its remorse over unexpected and
regretful incidents of
anti-Semitic hate speech that went out over our station air
waves and wrongly conveyed that all people of
Jewish ancestry and religion are evil or bad. To be fair,
commenting about Zionist ideology and the Israeli government are one
thing, but to claim that all Jews are bad is
an extreme far right viewpoint that has no place in the
media, and most especially not on Orion Talk Radio.
We fully support the right to
free speech, but we also understand that free speech does
not sanction or support the right to hate speech, that which
denigrates an entire ethnic culture, or singles out those of
a specific color or religious affiliation. A precious,
hallowed right such as the first amendment was never
intended to be used for hate speech, nor to target specific
groups by ethnicity or color.
Let us be public and perfectly clear
on this divisive issue: Orion Talk Radio does not condone
ideology such as this and has already taken internal steps
to remedy the issue, implementing policy within to ensure that
such an incident doesn't happen again, by setting procedures
in place that allow for immediate dismissal upon violation
of said policy.
sign of our commitment and sensitivity to this issue, a
zero tolerance policy has been enacted. At Orion Talk
Radio, we refuse to follow the dark path of divisive hateful speech.
We do not believe that any one race, religion or
ethnicity is purely evil. All people deserve their dignity
and rights. Our mission is
to unite people, not divide them.
At Orion Talk Radio we don't
take our media responsibility lightly, and we understand that we are all in this fight
for freedom and liberty, together. So with that said, we thank you for allowing us into
your daily listening routine, and for helping spread
the truth about real issues that affect all of us in this
allied fight that we face together, against the forces of the new world order.
-Orion Talk Radio Programming.
PS: No hosts were fired over
this. Three left on their own.
Orion Grows; Reaching 1.2 Million Tune-Ins
We saw the signs early on during the summer of 2011, when our audience more
than quadrupled in just six months. Apparently that very hot
trend has continued to grown exponentially larger.
A year later, Orion Talk Radio has grown to 1.2 million
tune-ins in over 30 days, according to the summer 2012 Shoutcast stream rankings for the period ending Aug 2nd.
This rapid growth is extremely heartening and proves
conclusively that people are indeed seeking alternative news
We thank you for making the
Orion Talk Radio Network one of the fastest growing
News/Talk outlets in the country, if not the world. Thank
you Orion listeners!
If you want real
change, you have to work for it by not being silent. Spread
the truth whenever and as often as you can. Remember Rev.
Niemoller. Speak up now, while you can!
If you like what you get with
Orion Talk Radio, please visit our sponsor pages and help
support them, as they help support our cause to bring you
the truth that the corporate mainstream media fails to
the world is Barack Obama thinking? At a time when the
United States is facing the greatest water crisis that it
has ever known, Obama is allowing water from the Great Lakes
to be drained, bottled and shipped to China and other
countries around the globe.
Right now, the Great Lakes
21 percent of the total supply of fresh water in the
entire world. Considering the fact that global water
supplies are becoming extremely tight, that is an invaluable
resource. One recent UN report projected that
two-thirds of the people in the world will be dealing
with “water stress” and
1.8 billion people will be facing “absolute water
scarcity” by the year 2025. So why are we allowing foreign
corporations such as Nestle to make millions upon millions
of dollars pumping water out of the Great Lakes and selling
it overseas? Considering the massive worldwide water crisis
that we know is coming in the years ahead, shouldn’t we be
doing everything that we can to protect this precious
natural resource? [Read
What Every Air Traveler Should Know! Dan Hanley - 022111
Syndrome? Whatever In The World Is That?
Up until last year’s
report by Atlanta’s own global news network CNN
that landed Ayesha Durgahee the coveted “Business
Travel News Journalist of the Year”
award covering this passenger health hazard,
U.S. air travelers were largely unaware of the
potential dangers of breathing in toxic fumes on
commercial jet aircraft. We are thankful to Ms.
Durgahee for her honest and courageous reporting
on this serious topic, but few realize that it
was former grassroots airline employee
whistleblowers and their organizations in the
United Kingdom and elsewhere who must also
receive our thanks for their tenacity and
courage for exposure on behalf of the millions
who travel by commercial air each day. ... (Read
2008 Op/Ed cartoon with
advice about getting rid of the "fear" from 9/11. Our take: Lose the fear, but
don't ever forget 9/11 until we have justice. We will move on from 9/11onlywhen
we have the criminals in prison.
Clayton Seymour, a 36-year-old IT specialist from Hilliard,
Ohio, recently sent a
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the NSA,
curious as to whether any data about him was being
What he received in response
made his blood boil.
"I am a generally law abiding
citizen with nothing I can think of that would require
monitoring," Seymour told me, "but I wanted to know if I was
having data collected about me and if so, what."
So Seymour sent in an FOIA
request. Weeks later, a letter from the NSA arrived
explaining that he was not entitled to any information.
"When I got the declined letter, I was furious," he told me.
"I feel betrayed." ...
year after Facebook
reportedly joined PRISM, Max Kelly, the social network's
chief security officer left for a job at the National
Security Agency, either a curious career move or one that
makes complete sense. The Chief Security Officer at a tech
company is primarily concerned with keeping its information
inside the company. Now working for an agency that tries to
gather as much information as it can, Kelly's new job is
sort of a complete reversal.
Facebook, among other tech
distanced itself from the government, claiming it only
cooperates when it is legally required to. But, "current and
former industry officials say the companies sometimes
secretly put together teams of in-house experts to find ways
to cooperate more completely with the NSA and to make their
customers' information more accessible to the agency,"
report the New York Times's James Risen and Nick
Wingfield. ... [Read
On the basis of secret
government directives, Canada’s national security apparatus
is conducting mass surveillance of Canadians parallel to, if
not directly patterned after, the domestic spying operations
of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).
Establishment Canada (CSEC), the NSA’s Canadian counterpart
and longstanding partner, has been scrutinizing the metadata
of Canadians’ electronic communications since at least 2005.
Moreover, the NSA routinely
provides Canada’s security agencies with intelligence on
Canadians and CSEC reciprocates by providing U.S.
intelligence officials with information about people living
in the U.S. This arrangement allows both agencies to
circumvent legal bans on warrantless surveillance of their
own citizenry’s communications.
It was “common” for NSA “to
pass on information about Canadians,” Wayne Easter, Canada’s
Solicitor-General in 2002-3, told the Toronto Star
this week. As Solicitor-General, Easter was responsible for
overseeing the operations of the Canadian Security
Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Royal Canadian Mounted
The extent and scope of
CSEC’s spying and who is being targeted and why are all
zealously guarded state secrets. The CSEC functions under
secret directives issued by the Minister of Defence—directives
whose very existence is unknown to parliamentarians, let
alone the public at large.
The Conservative government
has responded to this week’s slight and very partial lifting
of the veil on CSEC activities with a campaign of
disinformation, dissembling and lies. This campaign has been
facilitated by the opposition parties, especially the
ostensibly leftwing New Democratic Party, and the corporate
media; they have made no more than tepid calls for greater
transparency about the CSCE’s spying. ... [Read
Murder: The New Weapon For Assassination
Reporter Hastings Death Is Another Instance To Ponder
by Tim Watts 080113
The bizarre death of reporter Michael Hastings has many in
the alternative media pointing fingers, with accusations of
murder being directed by some towards the US intelligence community. Interestingly
enough, some in the mainstream media have taken note as
well, and perhaps that was meant to be - to send a signal to
the press, that if anyone should try to expose them, this is
what they can expect.
There are many ways to
control the media. It's really very simple to
understand. Either you buy it up, or you instill fear into
those you can't buy out. Fear is the same powerful tool that
they use against everyone. Reporters and members of the
media are no different than anyone else, and as such, they
are also not immune to the fear threat.
Those that don't buy into the
fear, well, there's another solution for them, as we've
apparently seen from the death of Michael Hastings,
contributing editor for The Rolling Stone, as well as a
reporter for BuzzFeed.com. ... [Read
In the US, laws exist to
prosecute crimes involving endangerment of health and crimes
related to false marketing practices. These laws are on the
books. When it comes to Monsanto, they’re gathering dust on
Choice and fairness apply to
competitive products that are safe. The consumer picks one
type of tomato over another. The consumer buys walnuts
rather than pecans. The consumer chooses black olives over
Choosing non-GMO corn instead of
GMO corn still leaves dangerous GMO corn in produce bins.
Should a bottle of cyanide sit
on a store shelf next to a bottle of salt, just to be fair
to the consumer? To give him a choice?
Three or four federal
law-enforcement agencies would arrest and prosecute the
store owners who sell cyanide, as well as the distributors,
and the packagers.
But in the case of GMO food, the
FDA and USDA, the relevant agencies, do nothing. Neither
does the Dept. of Justice.
Aside from several counties in
America that have banned the growing of GMO crops, the big
push is for labeling of GMO food in stores. That’s it.
The theory is, when consumers
have a choice, they’ll overwhelmingly reject GMOs and put a
serious crimp in Monsanto’s business. That may or may not
happen (if labeling is widespread), but the theory doesn’t
directly address Monsanto’s crimes. ... [Read
New Study Says Americans Like Drone Surveillance And
Government Spying In US
OrionTalkRadio, Op-Ed by
Tim Watts - 062613
new study has caught the attention of Constitutional
scholars and activists. According to alleged new polling
conducted by the Institute for Homeland Security Solutions (IHSS),
a research consortium led by RTI International, this highly
report tries to maintain that US citizens thinks that US
drone surveillance and illegal spying are a good thing for
Many are up in arms over the
new report, suggesting that this is nothing more than a
manufactured story to try and shore up support for a US
government which has leaned more and more towards a US
police state since 9/11.
This reporter would very much
like to know the confidence level used with a 2,000 person
poll, based against a 300-million person population, because
this report does not give this necessary statistic for
measuring the accuracy of a poll, otherwise known as the the
margin of error.
For this reason, this poll is
quite questionable to those who have a background in
research and statistics. Probably most glaring of all is the
lack of any negative feedback from those who were polled.
That is highly suspicious and needs to be considered when
weighing the results of this alleged new poll from IHSS.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday U.S.
congressional leaders he briefed in 2004 on a surveillance
program recently disclosed by leaker Edward Snowden
supported it, and both Republicans and Democrats wanted to
keep it secret.
Cheney said he
was directly involved in setting up the program, run by the
National Security Agency, or NSA, in the weeks after the
9/11 attacks. He said it has had "phenomenal results" in
preventing terrorist attacks.
Cheney did not
specify which survelliance program he was referring to.
Snowden, a former NSA contractor, is facing espionage
charges stemming from his disclosure of U.S. surveillance
programs that collect phone records and online data in the
name of national security.
"There was a
time when it was a very, very close hold. Unfortunately it's
become public," said Cheney. ...
Daniel Somers was a veteran of
Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was part of Task Force
Lightning, an intelligence unit. In 2004-2005, he was mainly
assigned to a Tactical Human-Intelligence Team (THT) in
Baghdad, Iraq, where he ran more than 400 combat missions as
a machine gunner in the turret of a Humvee, interviewed
countless Iraqis ranging from concerned citizens to
community leaders and and government officials, and
interrogated dozens of insurgents and terrorist suspects. In
2006-2007, Daniel worked with Joint Special Operations
Command (JSOC) through his former unit in Mosul where he ran
the Northern Iraq Intelligence Center. His official role was
as a senior analyst for the Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan,
Israel, and part of Turkey). Daniel suffered greatly from
PTSD and had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and
several other war-related conditions. On June 10, 2013,
Daniel wrote the following letter to his family before
taking his life. Daniel was 30 years old. His wife and
family have given permission to publish it.
The fact is, for as long as I
can remember my motivation for getting up every day has been
so that you would not have to bury me. As things have
continued to get worse, it has become clear that this alone
is not a sufficient reason to carry on. The fact is, I am
not getting better, I am not going to get better, and I will
most certainly deteriorate further as time goes on. From a
logical standpoint, it is better to simply end things
quickly and let any repercussions from that play out in the
short term than to drag things out into the long term.
You will perhaps be sad for a
time, but over time you will forget and begin to carry on.
Far better that than to inflict my growing misery upon you
for years and decades to come, dragging you down with me. It
is because I love you that I can not do this to you. You
will come to see that it is a far better thing as one day
after another passes during which you do not have to worry
about me or even give me a second thought. You will find
that your world is better without me in it. ... [Read
Remember the Benghazi
attacks? Remember how the White House rewrote their
talking points to scrub out mention of a terrorist attack?
Well, here are some new
Point one: Star CBS
investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, has been
discussing leaving CBS since April. She can’t get some of
her Benghazi stories on the air. Attkisson was hot on the
trail of figuring out who, at the White House, rewrote the
Benghazi talking points.
Point two: One sure
candidate at the White House? Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy
national security adviser and “mind-melding” speechwriter.
Point three: Who is Ben
Rhodes’ brother? He is David Rhodes, who happens to be
Sharyl Attkisson’s boss, the president of CBS News.
Point four: Read point
Point five: Those White
House Benghazi rewrites scrubbed prior mention of “terror
Point six: Again, reporter
Attkisson was hot on the trail of the White House fiction
writers—which could have led to her boss’s brother.
Point seven: Again,
Attkisson got into hot water at CBS for her Benghazi
Point eight: Again, the
president of CBS News, her boss, is the brother of the man
who helped organize the White House fiction writing on
James Corbett - When False Flags Won't Fly
Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever The Illuminati were
amateurs. The second huge financial scandal of the year
reveals the real international conspiracy: There's no price
the big banks can't fix
Matt Taibbi - 042513
Conspiracy theorists of the
world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and
the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an
apology. You were right. The players may be a little
different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a
rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a
series of related corruption stories spilled out of the
financial sector, suggesting the world's largest banks may
be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything.
You may have heard of the
Libor scandal, in which at least three – and perhaps as many
as 16 – of the name-brand too-big-to-fail banks have been
manipulating global interest rates, in the process messing
around with the prices of upward of $500 trillion (that's
trillion, with a "t") worth of financial instruments. When
that sprawling con burst into public view last year, it was
easily the biggest financial scandal in history – MIT
professor Andrew Lo even said it "dwarfs by orders of
magnitude any financial scam in the history of markets."
“What is finished is the idea
that this great country is dedicated to the freedom and
flourishing of every individual in it. It’s the individual
that’s finished. It’s the single, solitary human being
that’s finished. It’s every single one of you out there
that’s finished. Because this is no longer a nation of
independent individuals. It’s a nation of some two hundred
odd million transistorized, deodorized, whiter-than-white,
steel-belted bodies, totally unnecessary as human beings and
as replaceable as piston rods.” — Howard Beale, in Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 film,
But that was only a movie.
Who cares about that? You go into a theater, sit there in
the dark for a couple of hours, walk out, and think about
For several years now, I’ve
been writing about the decline of the individual. The
wipeout. ... [Read
It’s simple. Authorities
invented the idea that other people have issues with
Psychiatrists rank right up
there among the elitists setting the standards. They, for
example, have concocted a little fictional doodad called
Oppositional Defiance Disorder. And magically, they never
accuse their professional colleagues of having it. No.
Why should they? They amuse
themselves by deciding when civilians are overly defiant
and need pacification (drugs).
But we’re also talking
about character structure here, because psychiatrists turn
out to be exactly the people who want to slap labels like
ODD on others. They like that. So they labor in
universities and hospitals and earn their degrees and
state-issued licenses, knowing that soon they will have
Having gained it, there is
nothing to be defiant about. They’re sitting on top of the
heap, which they call science.
Will we ever learn the full truth about the Boston Marathon
bombing? Personally, I have been looking into this attack
for days, and I just keep coming up with more questions than
answers. At this point, I honestly have no idea what really
happened. Why was a bomb drill being held on the day of the
attack? Why have authorities denied that a bomb drill was
taking place? ... [Read
No taxis. No buses. No trains. No flights. Stores shuttered.
Empty streets. Doors locked. Massive police presence. Stay
inside. Don’t move. Watch television. Get the latest
If you need to muse on
something, you might remember a few significant events that
occurred on or around Patriot’s Day, the anniversary of the
opening battles in the American Revolution: ... [Read
Load Up On Hollow Point Ammo Many Are Questioning:
Why Is The US Government Preparing Deadly Force Against Its
Own Citizens? OrionTalkRadio, by
Tim Watts - 032813
At a time when most Americans,
including local police, are finding it impossible to buy
ammo, the US government is continuing to
stockpile extra lethal hollow point ammunition, prohibited
for use in warfare by the Geneva convention.
So why is the US government
loading up on extra-lethal ammo that is obviously intended
for domestic use?
The Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) has tried to say the ammo is for target
practice and that they are buying in bulk to save money, but
hollow points cost far more than full metal jackets, and no
one uses expensive hollow points for target practice. So
much for that excuse.
Over 2-billion rounds have been
purchased in the last ten months, with 240-thousand rounds
bought just last month. Now, DHS is buying another
360-thousand rounds. When totaled, this is enough ammo to pump at least
seven rounds into every single man, woman and child in America.
At a time when many are
concerned about an ever growing US police state, some have
suggested that the purchases also serve another function,
limiting the amount of ammo that is available for the
American public, at a time when Congress is trying to
implement public gun control.
The addition of HR 658, which authorizes 30,000 drones for
US airspace, has some wondering why the Congress and our
government are turning against the American people. During
the Bush-Cheney era alone, Federal law enforcement agencies
grew by nearly 30-percent from 2004 to 2008.
One thing appears certain, DHS
and the US government are preparing for a deadly fight with the American
people, and our elected representatives have done nothing to
Why Do They Want To
Take Our Guns Away? What
They Don't Want You To Know--There Is NO Problem With Guns
In The United States! OrionTalkRadio, by
Tim Watts - 032813
Despite the fact that all of the
mass shootings in this country have nefarious origins,
beyond what has been reported in the media, there is no
reason to take our guns away. In Wisconsin, Colorado and
Connecticut, all of the mass shootings were the work of
multiple shooters. That's a fact that the media hasn't told
you. (See the video below)
The FBI says that
murder by gun has gone down for five straight years in a row,
even with the questionable mass shootings included. Now,
here are the real numbers that they do not want you to know.
In a country of 310-million people we had only 8,583 murders
by gun. That comes down to just 0.003%
of the population. Not even 1%
!! That is an infinitesimally diminutive number. It's
So ask yourself, where is there
a gun problem in the US?
Then ask yourself another
question, why didn't the corporate mainstream media tell you
No one has ever talked
about this statistic, until now.
Just remember, you heard it here
FOX News' Ben
Swann: WI, CO, CT Shootings
Not The Act of Just One Shooter! More
How does a local
Cincinnati reporter scoop the national news media?
Know Thine Enemy Understanding Their Drive And Their
Fear Can Help You Beat Them
NewsFocus.org, Op/Ed by Tim Watts - 030113
The true enemies of this world
are not adversarial nations or terrorist organizations. As a
matter of fact, these two factions are actually driven by the real
evil in this world, the ultra-wealthy who control
Granted, within this equation
are nobility and aristocracy - kings and queens, emperors,
barons, tycoons and magnates - those of unfathomable opulent
wealth, but it's not always the position you hold as much as
it is the money.
As Mayer Amschel Rothschild once said,
control of a nation's
money and I care not who makes the laws."
was absolutely correct, because those who control the
money supply of a nation control that nation. In
today's world, the central bankers do appear to have supreme
rule over all.
Make no mistake about it though,
bankers or not, the true controllers of this world are without a doubt those possessing
unimaginable obscene wealth, the
billionaires and trillionaires who have looted their vast
fortunes through either thievery, unsavory business dealings, and/or
the unscrupulous exploitation of free-for-all
If you doubt such a premise,
perhaps you have not given much thought as to how the
machinations of evil are perpetuated upon society. ... [Read
Subjecting Congress To The Same Checks That They Hold Us To If They Can Infringe On Our
Rights, For Others' Crimes, Then They Need To Be Held
Accountable For The Crimes of Their Peers As Well
NewsFocus.org, by Tim Watts - 030113
With the gun debate
raging in the US, many Americans have been outraged by the
temerity of Congress in calling for restrictions on our 2nd
amendment Constitutional right. After all, the 2nd amendment
specifically says that this right "shall not be
infringed," so why do our elected representatives think
that they are able to go over our heads and ask for
something that the greater majority of We The People
did not call for?
The attacks in
Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut are alleged to be
attacks from lone gunmen, one person that flipped out
and decided to just start shooting innocent people. While
that premise is a bit far fetched, and also considering that
there is ample evidence from both shootings to prove that
accomplices were involved, how is it that Congress feels it
has the right to make us pay for someone else's crimes, by
restricting our Constitutional rights? ... [Read
First they map your brain. And by you, I mean everybody.
President Obama has just
green-lighted a 10-year Manhattan Project for the human
brain. I warned it was coming years ago.
new billion-dollar enterprise is called
BAM, the Brain Activity Map project. The fact
that DARPA is one of the agencies involved tells you a great
deal. DARPA is the cutting-edge military outfit in charge of
new technologies for the Armed Forces. They want to create
The Enhanced Soldier and all that that implies. Think “android.” The
hideous BAM in Obama: map your brain for your own good.
Slashing through the bland authoritative front the media
have presented, people want to know more about the Sandy
Hook massacre. But the elite networks have no intention of
answering the most obvious questions.
Why? Because the follow-up
agenda of gun control is all important, and the official
Sandy Hook scenario must stand, in order to forward that
Any return to the scene of
the crime will:
divert media coverage from
its all-out push to make guns into taboo objects of scorn,
ridicule, fear, and hatred;
focus attention on reasons
for the massacre that have nothing to do with guns;
engender deep distrust of the
Sandy Hook police investigation and therefore, by
association, throw into doubt the notion that
law-enforcement personnel should be the only people carrying
guns in America.
Here are 10 things the media
doesn’t want to know about and has no intention of
investigating. These are only the basics, amid a wider sea
of unanswered questions:
A cross section of
kill-to-injury ratios of major mass shootings suggests that
if Adam Lanza acted alone in carrying out the Sandy Hook
Elementary School carnage he was among the most accurate
killers in modern history, exceeding even the lethal damage
meted out by Al Capone’s machine gun-wielding henchmen in
the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. ...
This Is How
You Are Controlled
Dialectic at work -
From 9/11 to Sandy Hook, the shameless exploitation of
tragedy for political gain.
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I swore I was not going to write about the gun debate that
has followed the latest mass murder. It seemed an exercise
in futility. Trying to convince people that they are wrong
on gun control is like trying to influence their views on
abortion. Attitudes and opinions are fixed on the issue.
There is little chance that one more opinion will change
them. Recently, the conversation took an interesting turn,
one that is new to the ongoing debate on gun control. The
idea that we have to have personal weapons to fight our own
government went from being a fringe idea to a mainstream
argument, defended by conservatives and many pro-second
It has been obvious to every thinking American for some time
that something is terribly wrong with our current
government. ... (Read
Vietnam was all right. No
problem. So was the covert war in Nicaragua and El Salvador.
Ditto for Iraq I and II and Afghanistan. All necessary and
proper and good. Lives destroyed? Who cares?
The US government’s
possession of weapons and their use? Well, of course they
needed all those weapons. How else could the wars be fought?
Guns in the hands of
government are a completely different issue than guns in the
hands of citizens. You do see that, don’t you? Government
knows what to do with guns. Kill people. Lots of people.
Citizens with guns are clueless and have to be dealt with.
Obama Uses Campaign Database To Sell Gun Control
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley - 012813
Organizing for Action – President Obama’s new nonprofit to
bolster his public relations sell of policy to a nationwide
audience – has just been handed the golden key of political
campaigning: a massive computer database of American voter
The database reportedly contains the names and contact
information of more than four million of Mr. Obama’s donors,
as well as information on millions of other registered
voters. ... [Read
Should the president be allowed to form a non-profit
organization in order to selectively lobby against citizens
he is supposed to serve? This is a biased conflict of
Give Congress The Real Facts About Gun Crime
by Tim Watts -
The following is an
“Assholes: A Theory” by Aaron James. Reprinted with
permission from Doubleday, a division of Random House Inc.
Assholes largely share a
thick sense of moral entitlement. Just as hypocrisy is the
homage that vice pays to virtue, late 19th and early 20th
century businessmen like Cecil Rhodes, Albert Beveridge and
John D. Rockefeller all felt a need to invoke entitlement on
a cosmic scale, in effect sensing that something might be majorly amiss. In stark contrast with the grandiose
reasoning of the era of colonialism, the asshole in more
recent modern life often requires little or no pretext of
larger cause for the special privileges he feels entitled to
Where is the outrage? Fists and clubs chosen over firearms.