Friday, July 25, 2014

What if our democracy is a fraud?

Source: Washington Times

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What if democracy as it has come to exist in America today is dangerous to personal freedom? What if our so-called democracy erodes the people’s understanding of natural rights and the reasons for government and, instead, turns political campaigns into beauty contests? What if American democracy allows the government to do anything it wants, as long as more people bother to show up at the voting booth to support the government than show up to say no?

Mystery Congressional Staffer Edits Wikipedia to Push Conspiracy Theories?

Wikipedia articles have been edited anonymously from the US House of Representatives. This and other articles imply that these edits are being made by one House staffer, but I don't believe it's possible to tell if many staffers are involved.

Source: Mediaite

... tried to claim Cubans were behind the attempt to discredit the Apollo 11 moon landing, but that they also edited posts about the following:

Bohemian Grove
COINTELPRO
The Freemason temple in Washington DC
“Lizard People” theorist David Icke
Lyndon LaRouche and his staffers
Alex Jones (who may be, according to this staffer, a Russian agent)
RT reporter Abby Martin (who is apparently “not a real journalist”)
The New World Information Communication Order

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

Source: The Guardian

The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, televisions, radio broadcasts, hospital equipment, electric pumps and water supplies.
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"If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces," said Daniel Baker, of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado. "I have come away from our recent studies more convinced than ever that Earth and its inhabitants were incredibly fortunate that the 2012 eruption happened when it did. If the eruption had occurred only one week earlier, Earth would have been in the line of fire."
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"In my view the July 2012 storm was in all respects at least as strong as the 1859 Carrington event," Baker said. "The only difference is, it missed."
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