In a landscape of controversy, babble, bluster, public relations, covert propaganda, and outright lying, one has a dependable compass.
For instance, understanding the scientific method (hypothesis-prediction) would go a long way toward untangling some of the outrageous claims of science, and separating them from the political agendas they serve.
Beginning in ancient Greece, coming up through the Middle Ages, and into the 19th century, logic was one aspect of education called the Trivium (“the three”): in sequence, a student learned grammar, then logic, then rhetoric.
Logic is the parent of knowledge. It contains the principles and methods common to all investigation.
Being able to spot and understand logical flaws and fallacies embedded in an article, essay, book immediately lifts the intelligence level.
Logic isn’t a prison; one isn’t forced to obey its rules. But the ability to deploy it, versus not understanding what it is, is like the difference between randomly hammering at a keyboard and typing coherent paragraphs. It’s the difference between, “I agree with what he’s writing,” and “I know exactly how he’s making his argument.”
In the West, the tradition of logic was codified by Aristotle. Before him, Plato, in the Socratic Dialogues, employed it to confound Socrates’ opponents.
Reading the Dialogues today, one can see, transparently, where Plato’s Socrates made questionable assumptions, which he then successfully foisted on those opponents. It’s quite instructive to go back and chart Socrates’ clever steps. You see logic and illogic at work.
High schools today don’t teach logic for two reasons. The teachers don’t understand the subject, and logic as a separate discipline has been deleted because students, armed with it, would become authentically independent. The goal of education rejects independent minds, despite assurances to the contrary. Logic and critical analysis should be taught in phases, with each phase encompassing more complex passages of text offered for scrutiny.
Eventually, students would delve into thorny circumstantial arguments, which make up a great deal of modern investigation and research, and which need to be assessed on the basis of degrees of probable validity and truth.
It’s like a climbing a mountain. The lower paths are relatively easy, if the map is clear. At higher elevation, more elements come into play, and a greater degree of skill and experience is required.
My college logic teacher introduced his subject to the class this way: Once you’ve finished this semester, you’ll know when you know, and you’ll know when you don’t know.
The Trivium method: (pertains to mind) – the elementary three.
General Grammar, Aristotelian Logic, and Classical Rhetoric comprise the first three rules-based subjects of the 7 Liberal Arts and Sciences. As these disciplines are learned and practiced together, they form the overarching, symbiotic system for establishing clarity and consistency of personal thought called the Trivium.
 General Grammar
(Answers the question of the Who, What, Where, and the When of a subject.) Discovering and ordering facts of reality comprises basic, systematic Knowledge
 Formal Logic
(Answers the Why of a subject.) Developing the faculty of reason in establishing valid [i.e., non-contradictory] relationships among facts, systematic Understanding
 Classical Rhetoric
(Provides the How of a subject.) Applying knowledge and understanding expressively comprises Wisdom or, in other words, it is systematically useable knowledge and understanding
For if you [the rulers] suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves [and outlaws] and then punish them.
-Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), Utopia, Book 1
My opinion, schooled in part by John Williams’ very precise reports on Shadowstats.com, is that on average about half of the new jobs each month are phantom jobs created by the birth-death model and inappropriate seasonal adjustments. So, I figured that the 217,000 jobs claimed for May are more like 108,000. Then I read John Williams’ report on the May jobs number: “Monthly payroll gains overstated by 200,000 plus jobs”
In other words, there were zero new jobs in May.
The Most Important Knowledge for Our Time
Methane formed by organisms in the water becomes trapped in the fabric of water ice crystals when it freezes and is stable below about 300 metres depth in the Arctic Ocean and on the shallow East Arctic Siberian Shelf. T
here are such massive methane reserves below the Arctic Ocean floor, that they represent around 100 times the amount that is required to cause a Permian style major extinction event, should the subsea Arctic methane be released in a short period of time into the atmosphere (Light and Solana, 2012-2014, Carana 2012 – 2014).
There are also giant reservoirs of mantle methane, originally sealed in by shallow methane hydrate plugs in fractures cutting the Arctic seafloor (Light 2014, Carana 2013).
If only a few percent of the subsea methane hydrate reserves in the Arctic Ocean (some 1000 billion tons of Carbon) is dissociated and the methane is released into the atmosphere, it will cause total deglaciation and a major extinction event (Light and Solana 2002).
This Weeks Weather ~~~ Get what our ‘new normal’ is???
Battling record heat in Northern California (2 days in a row of 105 here…and it’s only early June!)
The increasing existence of these persistent contrails we see in the sky regularly behind high flying jets has rapidly become commonplace knowledge. Ironically these were first called “chemtrails” in military program literature, but this term was soon demonized as “conspiratorial” by these very same powers and their cohorts in order to squelch information getting to the mainstream public.
After all, if there really is some sort of spraying program, what are they spraying, and why?
These are very serious questions, and apparently the answers would not meet with public approval. A litany of literature, scientific studies and patents regarding such a program is readily available on the internet. By far the most dominant cover story is that they are trying to reflect sunlight from the earth to mitigate global warming. Whatever your feelings on global warming science and rhetoric, that idea is both nonsensical and extremely dangerous, both to our ecosphere and human health. It’s even since been proven that a canopy of heavy metal nanoparticulates entraps earth’s heat instead of reduces it which shoots that excuse full of holes.
So what are the true purposes? They certainly aren’t talking.
You’ll find this geoengineered weather control program, as well as other insane ideas such as deliberate algae blooms and underwater sonar experiments worldwide now. Geoengineering is a mainstream term and openly promoted and financed by the taxpayer via the military and from “frontmen” private backers such as the likes of Bill Gates and others. Aerosol spraying is often talked about in the mainstream media as a “future idea” to test the waters and anesthetize public outcry. Don’t be fooled.
Apparently it’s been sold at various levels as some sort of “emergency measure” to save the planet, no doubt with a lot of pressure, blackmail and bribery. All this despite the fact that anthropomorphic global warming has been thoroughly debunked. Except for, I will add, this toxic spraying program that is wreaking havoc with our climate and weather and precipitating horrific unnatural responses including very dangerous methane releases.
The Background of Chemtrails
The existence of chemtrails, or persistent contrails if you wish, has been documented since the 40′s with the first spraying used to seed clouds and alter weather patterns for use in agriculture, as well as warfare. Later, radar deflection appears to have become another directive as metallic “chaff” was released into the atmosphere to disrupt electromagnetic transmissions. This is all verifiable via simple internet searches on the subject.
Even less savory uses of aerial spraying have included deliberately infecting targeted populations to test biowarfare techniques, as well as the famous spraying of extremely hazardous “agent orange” to defoliate the jungles of Vietnam, to name just two uses. When it comes to covert operations, aerial spraying has been in use much more than most anyone would care to acknowledge, or even know about in most cases.
Along Comes HAARP and EMF Manipulation – The Key to Weather Warfare
Most everyone is aware that the military will weaponize just about anything. After that it becomes “classified” for “national security”, the ultimate cover. How anyone can think there aren’t massive covert operations in existence all around us escapes me, but that’s the willingly mesmerized world we live in. “Don’t rock the boat…and least of all, don’t challenge authority.”
“After all, it must be for our own good and protection.”
A new technology then appeared based on the work of the genius Nikola Tesla whereby an intense antenna array could broadcast extremely powerful radio frequency waves beamed into the earth’s ionosphere and thereby alter its composition, creating a type of plasmic reaction. They found it could be used as a kind of rebounding device to send signals to targeted parts of the globe. Radio engineers have long known and used this reflective principle but this was taking it to new and disturbing levels.
Again, the excuse given for this now well-known program, the original installation for which is called HAARP, or the easily verifiable High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, was supposedly for benign military purposes, in this case submarine detection and communication. Palatable to the non inquiring, easily placated patriotic mind.
Here’s a much more educated and aware rundown on this technology, well worth the viewing. It includes an admission by the military of controlling the ionosphere that took place just recently, confessing they’ve “moved on” from HAARP to other technologies.
“Weather As A Force Multiplier – Owning the Weather by 2025″ – A Government Document
Of course this military “recommendation” has the usual disclaimers that it’s only conjecturing, but see for yourself the mentality behind this massive operation and what their agenda is. To some this might be a great idea. To any thinking person it is beyond disturbing.
Trace back through the years and reevaluate extreme weather incidents in this new light, and then research the particulars. It’s an eye opener, guaranteed.
Here’s an excerpt from their own report:
Executive SummaryIn 2025, US aerospace forces can “own the weather” by capitalizing on emerging technologies andfocusing development of those technologies to war-fighting applications. Such a capability offers the warfighter tools to shape the battlespace in ways never before possible. It provides opportunities to impactoperations across the full spectrum of conflict and is pertinent to all possible futures. The purpose of thispaper is to outline a strategy for the use of a future weather-modification system to achieve militaryobjectives rather than to provide a detailed technical road map.A high-risk, high-reward endeavor, weather-modification offers a dilemma not unlike the splitting of theatom. While some segments of society will always be reluctant to examine controversial issues such asweather-modification, the tremendous military capabilities that could result from this field are ignored at ourown peril. From enhancing friendly operations or disrupting those of the enemy via small-scale tailoring ofnatural weather patterns to complete dominance of global communications and counterspace control,weather-modification offers the war fighter a wide-range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary.
Here’s even more comprehensive analysis of this entire program:
The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: “Owning the Weather” for Military Use
Environmental modification techniques (ENMOD) for military use constitute, in the present context of global warfare, the ultimate weapon of mass destruction.
Rarely acknowledged in the debate on global climate change, the world’s weather can now be modified as part of a new generation of sophisticated electromagnetic weapons. Both the US and Russia have developed capabilities to manipulate the climate for military use.
Environmental modification techniques have been applied by the US military for more than half a century. US mathematician John von Neumann, in liaison with the US Department of Defense, started his research on weather modification in the late 1940s at the height of the Cold War and foresaw ‘forms of climatic warfare as yet unimagined’. During the Vietnam war, cloud-seeding techniques were used, starting in 1967 under Project Popeye, the objective of which was to prolong the monsoon season and block enemy supply routes along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
The US military has developed advanced capabilities that enable it selectively to alter weather patterns. The technology, which is being perfected under the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), is an appendage of the Strategic Defense Initiative – ‘Star Wars’. From a military standpoint, HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction, operating from the outer atmosphere and capable of destabilising agricultural and ecological systems around the world.
Weather-modification, according to the US Air Force document AF 2025 Final Report,
“offers the war fighter a wide range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary’, capabilities, it says, extend to the triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts and earthquakes: ‘Weather modification will become a part of domestic and international security and could be done unilaterally… It could have offensive and defensive applications and even be used for deterrence purposes. The ability to generate precipitation, fog and storms on earth or to modify space weather… and the production of artificial weather all are a part of an integrated set of [military] technologies.”
UN Acknowledges and Bans Weather Warfare
In 1977, an international Convention was ratified by the UN General Assembly which banned ‘military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects.’ It defined ‘environmental modification techniques’ as ‘any technique for changing –through the deliberate manipulation of natural processes – the dynamics, composition or structure of the earth, including its biota, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, or of outer space.’
The term “environmental modification techniques” refers to any technique for changing – through the deliberate manipulation of natural processes – the dynamics, composition or structure of the Earth, including its biota, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, or of outer space. (Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, United Nations, Geneva: 18 May 1977)
While the substance of the 1977 Convention was reasserted in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) signed at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, debate on weather modification for military use has become a scientific taboo. [Emphasis mine]
Military analysts and scientists are mute on the subject. Meteorologists are not investigating the matter and environmentalists are focused on greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. Neither is the possibility of climatic or environmental manipulations as part of a military and intelligence agenda, while tacitly acknowledged, part of the broader debate on climate change under UN auspices.
“But Why Would They?”
Ironically, this question deters more people from accepting the obvious facts before their very eyes than anything. Whether it’s 9/11, obvious economic manipulations, governmental betrayals or the concerted assault on our food, water and health, the implications are apparently too hard for most to handle.
Humanity is being manhandled and manipulated at a massive scale, and as Hitler and other despots have pointed out, the bigger the lie, the less they’ll challenge it.
Obama warns of ‘devastating’ hurricanes from climate change
“The changes we’re seeing in our climate means that, unfortunately, storms like Sandy could end up being more common and more devastating,” Obama said.
“And that’s why we’re also going to be doing more to deal with the dangers of carbon pollution that help to cause this climate change and global warming. And that’s why we’re also, with the terrific help of these departments, thinking of how we can build more resilient infrastructure,” he added. (source)
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t’s the same rollout as Agenda 21 to claim more territory and concentrate populations into controllable groups, trying to make these engineered catastrophes, like false flags, appear “natural” or “spontaneous” and out of control and to make the unaware cry out to the government for help…who will be more than happy to shove whatever they want right down their throats.
(This has been known and deeply suppressed since Dr. Carli exposed it back in 1999.
Men who keep a mobile phone in their trouser pocket could be inadvertently damaging their chances of becoming a father, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.
Previous research has suggested that Radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emitted by the devices can have a detrimental effect on male fertility. Most of the global adult population own mobile phones, and around 14% of couples in high and middle income countries have difficulty conceiving.
A team led by Dr Fiona Mathews, of Biosciences at the University of Exeter, conducted a systematic review of the findings from ten studies, including 1,492 samples, with the aim of clarifying the potential role of this environmental exposure.
“Visit any public building, college classroom, courthouse, or commuter train, and look around: You’ll see people using not just wireless phones but also wireless laptop computers and miniature palm tops,” write Carlo and Schram. “What you won’t see are the microwaves that are criss-crossing a confined space where a number of people who are not even using these instruments are bombarded by these waves.” It sounds creepy. And Carlo, an epidemiologist who once oversaw a multimillion-dollar research project on health for the cellular industry, believes the news is not good: there may be a link between cell phone use and brain tumors. The research is not conclusive, but Carlo and Schram think it’s disturbing enough to warrant government action. Needless to say, the industry that once backed Carlo’s work now considers him persona non grata.
Due largely to Carlo’s coauthorship, Cell Phones is unavoidably a one-sided story. Key business figures didn’t agree to interviews. In fact, this might have been a better book if it were written by Schram, with Carlo as one of several major characters rather than a collaborator. Then again, it would lack the passionate advocacy that will draw many readers to it. And even the most skeptical may want to take a few of the simple safety precautions the authors recommend in a concluding chapter, such as wearing a headset or earpiece when using a cell phone, in order to keep a distance from the radiation-emitting antennae. One look at the x-ray photos reproduced in the book, which show how radiation easily penetrates skulls, will give even the most impervious observer second thoughts.
Mexican cartels? Colombian cartels? Afghan poppy lords? Middlemen? Street dealers? Are you kidding? They’re small fry. Check out the pros.Medical News Today, June 22, 2013, “Most Americans on Prescriptions.” “7 out of every 10 Americans are on prescription drugs, and more than half of the country are on at least two, according to an analysis conducted by Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center researchers.”
That’s 210 million men, women, and children—hooked. Something the Sinaloa Cartel can only dream of.
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This is serious. Militants have seized the Iraq government headquarters. All of this a result of US occupation of Iraq which left the country in shambles.
Drug War? American Troops Are Protecting Afghan Opium. U.S. Occupation Leads to All-Time High Heroin Production
Common Dreams notes:
The cultivation of opium poppy in Afghanistan—a nation under the military control of US and NATO forces for more than twelve years—has risen to an all-time high, according to the 2013 Afghanistan Opium Survey released Wednesday by the United Nations.
According to the report, cultivation of poppy across the war-torn nation rose 36 per cent in 2013 and total opium production amounted to 5,500 tons, up by almost a half since 2012.
“This has never been witnessed before in the history of Afghanistan,” said Jean-Luc Lemahieu, the outgoing leader of the Afghanistan office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, which produced the report.
The U.S. military has allowed poppy cultivation to continue in order to appease farmers and government officials involved with the drug trade who might otherwise turn against the Afghan Karzai government in Kabul. Fueling both sides, in fact, the opium and heroin industry is both a product of the war and an essential source for continued conflict.
Public Intelligence has published a series of photographs showing American – and U.S.-trained Afghan – troops patrolling poppy fields in Afghanistan. Public Intelligence informs us that all of the photos are in the public domain, and not subject to copyright, and they assured me that I have every right to reproduce them.
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