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  • Pravda: Putin Threatens to Release Satel...
    by George Freund on February 13, 2015 at 3:48 PM
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    Posted by Gordon Duff on February 10, 2015 Pravda: US fears Russian publication of satellite photos of the tragedy of 9/11

    (Editor’s note: Russian satellite evidence proving the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center using “special weapons” was reviewed by a VT editor while in Moscow. The article below was forwarded to us for publication in the US and translated from Russian. It is 3 days old, published on February 7, 2015.)


    Moscow (Pravda): American experts believe that despite the fact that relations between the US and Russia reached the worst point since the Cold War, Putin delivered until Obama only minor troubles. Analysts believe that this is the “calm before the storm.” Putin is going to hit once, but he’s going to hit hard. Russia is preparing the release of evidence of the involvement of the US government and intelligence services in the September 11 attacks.

    The list of evidence includes satellite images.

    Published material can prove the US government complicity in the 9/11 attacks and the successful manipulation of public opinion. The attack was planned by the US government, but exercised using her proxy, so that an attack on America and the people of the United States looked like an act of aggression by international terrorist organizations.

    The motive for deception and murder its own citizens served US oil interests and the Middle East state corporations.

    The evidence will be so convincing that it utterly debunks the official 9/11 cover story supported by the US government.

    Russia proves that America is no stranger to using false flag terrorism against its citizens in order to achieve a pretext for military intervention in a foreign country. In the case of “the September 11 attacks,” the evidence will be conclusive satellite imagery.

    If successful, the consequences of Putin’s tactics would expose the US government’s secret terrorist policies. The government’s credibility will be undermined and should bring about mass protests in the cities leading to an uprising, according to American analysts..

    And as the United States will look on the world political arena? The validity of America’s position as a leader in the fight against international terrorism will be totally undermined giving immediately advantage to rogue states and Islamic terrorists.

    The actual development of the situation could be much worse, experts warn.

    by George Freund on February 13, 2015 at 1:45 PM
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    Life brings many unique challenges. Some of them arrive under dire circumstances. The key to survival is of course to pool resources and work together. Frequantly God gives you a solution with the problem. It takes humility to see it at times. It is a test. To pass sometimes foolish pride has to take a rear seat. The impossible can be made to happen. The reward is life. That's why God includes various blessings like a model airplane designer. Look for what's around you in a crisis. Use it well and thank God for it. You will earn your salvation from whatever you struggle with or from. 

    The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1965 American drama film starring James Stewart, produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, and based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor. The story describes several men struggling to survive their aircraft's emergency landing in the Sahara desert, and stars Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger and Ernest Borgnine. The ensemble cast includes Ian Bannen, Ronald Fraser, Christian Marquand, Dan Duryea, and George Kennedy as other passengers on the aircraft.

    Though the film was a failure at the box office, it has since gained a cult following.


    Frank Towns (James Stewart) is the pilot of a twin-engine Fairchild C-82 Packet cargo plane flying from Jaghbub to Benghazi in Libya. Lew Moran (Richard Attenborough) is the navigator while the passengers are Capt. Harris (Peter Finch) and Sgt. Watson (Ronald Fraser) of the British Army; Dr. Renaud (Christian Marquand), a physician; Heinrich Dorfmann (Hardy Krüger), a German aeronautical engineer; Mr. Standish (Dan Duryea), an oil company accountant; and several oil workers that include Trucker Cobb (Ernest Borgnine), a mentally-disturbed foreman; Ratbags Crow (Ian Bannen), a mean-spirited, sardonic Scot; Carlos (Alex Montoya) and his pet monkey; and Gabriel (Gabriele Tinti). A sudden sandstorm shuts down the engines, forcing Towns to crash-land in the desert. As the aircraft careens to a stop, several oil drums and oil drilling gear break loose and severely injure Gabriel's leg. Two other workers are killed.

    With no functioning radio to call for help, the survivors wait to be rescued, but the storm blew them too far off-course to be found. Although they have a large quantity of dates for food, they calculate their water will last for only 10 to 15 days, provided they avoid physical exertion. Harris and Carlos attempt to walk to an oasis. Carlos leaves his monkey behind with the men. Harris and Towns refuse to let Cobb go along due to his increasing mental instability, but he defiantly follows and dies. Days later, Harris returns to the crash site alone and barely alive.

    Meanwhile, Dorfmann has been working on a radical idea: He believes they can build a new aircraft from the wreckage. The C-82 has twin booms extending rearwards from each engine and connected by the horizontal stabilizer. Dorfmann's plan is to attach the outer panel of the right wing to the left engine, left boom and left wing outer panel, discarding the center fuselage and both inner wing panels of the aircraft. Harris and Moran believe he is either joking or deluded, and the animosity between Towns the veteran pilot and Dorfmann the aircraft designer increases. Post-World War II anti-German sentiment also simmers under the surface. The struggle is complicated by a personality clash between Towns, who is a proud old traditionalist aviator, and Dorfmann, a young, equally-proud technician. Moran, a good-natured man suffering from alcoholism, struggles to keep the peace. The tension only gets worse when Dorfmann bluntly explains that Gabriel will die before the aircraft flies.

    Although Towns is resistant, Renaud points out that activity and any hope will keep the men's morale up and so Towns agrees with the plan. Dorfmann supervises as the workers cut, haul, and weld parts of the aircraft. Towns is doubtful the plans will succeed. During the work, Gabriel takes his own life by slitting his wrist with a knife. The men are so depressed by the loss they contemplate giving up the new plane's construction. Things seem even bleaker when Towns discovers that Dorfmann has taken extra rations of water. His explanation is that he alone has been working continuously. However, Dorfmann promises to not do so again if they all work equally hard. Moran talks Towns into resuming work on the aircraft.

    When the new aircraft is almost complete, Standish labels it "The Phoenix" after the mythical bird that is reborn from its ashes. Any good moods, however, are quashed when Harris and Renaud are murdered by a band of native raiders.

    Final plans are made for the Phoenix's flight. Dorfmann loses his temper and stops working after Towns insists on testing the engine, which would deplete the scarce supply of explosive Coffman engine starter cartridges. Once again, Moran must patch up the feud and work continues.

    Towns and Moran learn that Dorfmann designs model aircraft instead of full-sized aircraft. Dorfmann claims the principles are exactly the same, and that in many aspects models require much more exacting designs and can be less forgiving than full-size aircraft but Towns and Moran are horrified at the idea of flying an aircraft made by a man who works with "toys". Without any other choice, however, Towns and Moran forge ahead with the plan and don't tell the others of their discovery.

    Just as the water runs out, the Phoenix is completed. Dorfmann panics when four cartridges fail to start the engine and Towns wants to use one of the remaining three cartridges just to clear the engine's cylinders. Dorfmann objects, but Towns ignores him and fires one cartridge with the ignition off. The next cartridge succeeds. The men pull the Phoenix to a nearby hilltop and climb onto the wings with Carlos' pet monkey in tow. When Towns guns the engine, the Phoenix slides down the hill and along a lake bed before taking off. After the Phoenix lands at an oasis with a manned oil rig, the men celebrate and Towns and Dorfmann reconcile.

  • Firestorm Over Dresden
    by George Freund on February 12, 2015 at 9:13 PM
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    It is somewhat ironic the peace deal over the Ukraine was negotiated on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden. There is a lesson to be learned here. War is not the answer. Not only that, but the devastation would be manifestly greater. We would be all bombed back to the stone age. We hope saner minds prevail. In historical terms study Dresden. Learn what war is, and be very careful if you ever desire to wage it. The consequences are unimaginable. WWII should also be a serious lesson on the karma wave. As you sow, so shall you reap.

    The Bombing of Dresden was an attack on the city of Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, that took place in the final months of the Second World War in the European Theatre. In four raids between 13 and 15 February 1945, 722 heavy bombers of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and 527 of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the city. The bombing and the resulting firestorm destroyed over 1,600 acres (6.5 km2) of the city centre. An estimated 22,700[3] to 25,000 people were killed. Three more USAAF air raids followed, two occurring on 2 March and 17 April aimed at the city's railroad marshaling yard and one small raid on 17 April aimed at industrial areas.

    Post-war discussion of whether or not the attacks were justified has led to the bombing becoming one of the moral causes célèbres of the war.[5]

    A 1953 United States Air Force report defended the operation as the justified bombing of a military and industrial target, which was a major rail transport and communication centre, housing 110 factories and 50,000 workers in support of the German war effort.[6] Several researchers have claimed that not all of the communications infrastructure, such as the bridges, were targeted, nor were the extensive industrial areas outside the city centre.[7] Critics of the bombing argue that Dresden—sometimes referred to as "Florence on the Elbe" (Elbflorenz)—was a cultural landmark of little or no military significance, and that the attacks were indiscriminate area bombing and not proportionate to the commensurate military gains.[8][9]

    Large variations in the claimed death toll have fueled the controversy. In March 1945, the German government ordered its press to publish a falsified casualty figure of 200,000 for the Dresden raids, and death toll estimates as high as 500,000 have been given.[10] The city authorities at the time estimated no more than 25,000 victims, a figure which subsequent investigations, including one commissioned by the city council in 2010, support.[11]

    by George Freund on February 12, 2015 at 10:01 AM
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    Donetsk explosion lights up the sky. Was it a tactical nuclear weapon? Chernobyl forest fire releases nuclear isotopes. Is it a cover story? The Laura Ingalls Wilder Google Doodle. Russian bombers skirt the UK. Are we living in a hologram? Quantum time experiments suggest mirror universe and the possibility the past can be altered. Putin warns the west. The media blitz on Putin. Ukrainian dialogue. The leaked Nuland calls. Canada signs defense agreement with France. Is it another nuclear umbrella? Last chance for peace. Hollande says diplomacy cannot go on forever. Gorbachev warns of HOT WAR! Russians get Cyprus base. Yalta peace conference redux. Russia demands war reparations from Germany. So does Greece and they're cool on sanctions. Greek Euro exit planned. The MATRIX lies. HSBC tax scandal. Everyone's doing it except Joe Taxpayer. ISIS Queen in video. Is it another intelligence operation? JP Morgan bankers killed in crash with biochemical computer expert. Gunman shoot up Marseilles. China warns U.S. about missiles. Sex crime cop dies in traffic mishap. The Oktoberfest bombing examined. Samsung makes Orwell's telescreen. Are you listening? The MICRONATIONS. USS John C. Stennis transits a rainbow in the Pacific. Is it an omen? On Conspiracy Cafe we're ON THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION!

    Chemical plant explosion Donetsk

    President Baugh claims Molossia is a sovereign, independent state, completely surrounded by the USA

    Every summer, the Kingdom of Elleore bursts into life as visitors descend on the island to party and play games. Here, members of the Kingdom band The Butterflies pose for photographer Leó Delafontaine

    The USS John C. Stennis sails through a rainbow hanging over the Pacific Ocean



    Our leaders say WAR is good for us. I think we know what happens THE DAY AFTER!

    The twilight language of the length of this show leads to Exodus 20 The Ten Commandments. If we don't bear false witness, we can find peace. If we refuse to kill, we won't have war. It's all a matter of choice. We also shouldn't exploit The Ukraine to steal its resources. Imagine that. Live by the COMMANDMENTS and LIVE to see another day.

  • Timewatch - Bombing Germany (BBC 2001)
    by George Freund on February 12, 2015 at 9:05 AM
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    Timewatch is a long-running British television series showing documentaries on historical subjects, spanning all human history. It was first broadcast on 29 September 1982 and is produced by the BBC, the Timewatch brandname is used as a banner title in the UK, but many of the individual documentaries are unbranded with BBC continuity outside the domestic British market.

    12 "Bombing Germany" 23 August 2001John Michie3.002002

    While many remember the bombing of Dresden, which resulted in the deaths of 30,000 people, this programme uncovers the reasons behind the extensive Allied attacks on other German towns during the final stages of World War Two. Historians Martin Middlebrook and Professor Tami Biddle explore the facts behind the devastation and conclude that targets were often selected on the basis of ease of destruction rather than military importance.

    The destruction of Dresden in the Second World War has come to epitomise the horrors of modern aerial warfare. Thirty thousand people died during two nights of bombing, yet Dresden was only one of many German towns to suffer Allied saturation bombing. In the last months of the war, American and British bombers wrought havoc on numerous small towns considered at the time to be of little military importance. Timewatch sheds new light on the final stages of the Allied strategic bombing campaign.

    Drawing on the expertise of renowned historians Martin Middlebrook and Professor Tami Biddle, and using rare colour archive and dramatic reconstructions, Detlef Siebert's film explores the historical background of strategic bombing in the Second World War. Through the testimonies of both airmen and civilians, the film tells the story of one American and one British raid on two South German towns of minor military importance.

    Ellingen, a small town with 1,500 inhabitants in Bavaria, was bombed by the 8th American Air Force in February 1945. An interview with the lead navigator reveals that Ellingen was selected as a "target of opportunity" simply because it had a road running through it. A few weeks later, British Bomber Command attacked Wurzburg, a medium-sized town with next to no industry of military importance. In only 20 minutes, incendiary bombs destroyed 82 per cent of the town, an even greater proportion than in Dresden.

    Timewatch has unearthed documents which help to explain why such an unimportant place as Wurzburg was bombed. The documents provide a fascinating insight into the target selection process. They show that once Germany's industrial centres were virtually all destroyed, Bomber Command Intelligence began to select towns initially, not for their military value, but because they were easy for the bombers to find and destroy. A briefing note by an American Air Force general shows that raids on rural places such as Ellingen also had the political purpose to deter the Germans from ever starting another war.

    Director and writer: Detlef Siebert

    Narrator: John Michie

    BBC and History Channel co-production (2001)

    "The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everybody else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw, and half a hundred other places, they put that rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now, they are going to reap the whirlwind". Sir Arthur Harris 1st Baronet. 1942.

  • History Channel Battle of Derna 1805
    by George Freund on February 11, 2015 at 2:49 PM
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    The Battle of Derne was the decisive victory of a mercenary army led by a detachment of United States Marines and United States Army soldiers against the forces of Ottoman Tripolitania during the First Barbary War. It was the first recorded land battle the United States fought overseas. U.S. forces and mercenaries marched for 600 miles (970 km) through the desert to attack Derne.


    In 1804, the former Consul to Tunis, William Eaton, returned to the Mediterranean with the title of Naval Agent to the Barbary States. Eaton had been granted permission from the United States government to back the claim of Hamet Karamanli. Hamet Karamanli was the rightful heir to the throne of Tripoli and had been deposed by his brother Yussif Karamanli. Upon his return to the area, Eaton sought out Hamet Karamanli who was in exile in Egypt. Upon locating him, Eaton made a proposal to reinstate him on the throne. The exile agreed to Eaton's plan.[2]

    Commodore Samuel Barron, the new naval commander in the Mediterranean, provided Eaton with naval support from the USS Nautilus, the USS Hornet and the USS Argus. The three vessels were to provide offshore bombardment support.[3] The Nautilus was commanded by Oliver Hazard Perry, the Hornet was commanded by Samuel Evans, and the Argus was commanded by Isaac Hull.[citation needed]

    A detachment of U.S. Marines was given to Eaton under the command of First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon. Eaton and Hull made their base of operations at Alexandria, Egypt. There, with the help of Hamet Karamanli, they recruited about 500 Arab and Greek mercenaries.[4] Eaton named himself general and commander-in-chief of the combined force.[5]

    On March 6, 1805, General Eaton began to lead his army on a 600 miles (970 km) trek across the Libyan desert.[1] Their objective was the port city of Derne, the capital of the province of Cyrenaica. Supplies and money were promised to the largely mercenary force when they reached the city. During the 50-day trek, Eaton became concerned with the relationship between the Christians and the roughly 200 or 300 Muslim mercenaries in his force. On several occasions mutiny threatened the success of the expedition. Between March 10 and March 18, several of the Arab camel drivers mutinied before reaching the sanctuary of the Massouah Castle. From March 22 to March 30, there were mutinies of several of the Arab mercenaries under the command of Sheik el Tahib. On April 8, upon crossing the border from Egypt into Libya Tripoli, General Eaton had quelled the Arab mutinies. The force finally reached the port city of Bomba in late April, up the coast from Derne, where the Argus, the Nautilus and the Hornet along with Captain Hull were waiting. There Eaton and his force received supplies and money to pay the mercenaries.

  • The Soviet Story
    by George Freund on February 10, 2015 at 9:31 PM
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    The Soviet Story is a 2008 documentary film about Soviet Communism and Soviet?German collaboration before 1941 written and directed by Edvīns ?nore and sponsored by the UEN Group in the European Parliament.

    The film features interviews with western and Russian historians such as Norman Davies and Boris Sokolov, Russian writer Viktor Suvorov, Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky, members of the European Parliament and the participants, as well as survivors of Soviet terror.

    Using these interviews together with historical footage and documents the film argues that there were close philosophical, political and organizational connections between the Nazi and Soviet systems before and during the early stages of World War II.[1] It highlights the Great Purge as well as the Great Famine, Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, Katyn massacre, Gestapo-NKVD collaboration, Soviet mass deportations and medical experiments in the GULAG. The documentary goes on to argue that the successor states to Nazi Germany and the USSR differ in the sense that postwar Germany condemns the actions of Nazi Germany while the opinion in contemporary Russia is summarized by the quote of Vladimir Putin: "One needs to acknowledge, that the collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century".

    As father used to say, the only difference between a communist and a fascist is the color of his shirt.


    by George Freund on February 10, 2015 at 8:26 AM
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    Unlawful Killing is a 2011 British documentary film, directed by Keith Allen, about the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed on 31 August 1997. It was financed by Mohamed Al-Fayed and Associated-Rediffusion and shown in Cannes while the 2011 Cannes Film Festival was in progress.

    It argues that the British and French authorities covered up uncomfortable facts about the crash, accuses Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret of being 'gangsters in tiaras', and alleges that Prince Philip is a psychopath, in the mould of British serial killer Fred West, who orchestrated the murder of Diana and Dodi. It also alleges that Diana's life could have been saved had she been taken to hospital quickly and efficiently, and condemns the inquest into her death for failing to investigate why this action was not taken. It perpetuates the long-standing allegation by Al-Fayed that the Royal Family was opposed to Diana's relationship with Dodi due to his religion.

    Martyn Gregory, author of a book on the Princess of Wales' last days, has described the film as "ludicrous". He said: "It simply regurgitates everything Mohamed Fayed has been saying since the year 2000. It is rehearsing the Planet Fayed view."

    Lawyers asked to advise on the film by the producers said it would need 87 cuts before the film could be certified for release in the United Kingdom. It was not shown there. However, the director believed that it would make money in the US, where conspiracy theories about the Princess of Wales' death still have a following. Despite this optimism, it proved impossible to gain insurance against possible litigation in the United States, and the film was withdrawn.

    Then of course there's the bizarre angle we uncovered. 

    DEATH OF A PRINCESS: The Case for a Case against Mohamed Al Fayad

    by George Freund on February 8, 2015 at 4:58 PM
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    The Day After is a 1983 American television film that aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC television network. It was seen by more than 100 million people during its initial broadcast. It is currently the highest-rated television film in history.

    The film postulates a fictional war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full-scale nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union. However, the action itself focuses on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, as well as several family farms situated next to nuclear missile silos.



    Background on the war

    The chronology of the events leading up to the war is depicted entirely via television and radio news broadcasts. The Soviet Union is shown to have commenced a military buildup in East Germany (which the Soviets insist are Warsaw Pact exercises) with the goal of intimidating the United States into withdrawing from West Berlin. When the United States does not back down, Soviet armored divisions are sent to the border between West and East Germany.

    During the late hours of Friday, September 15, news broadcasts report a "widespread rebellion among several divisions of the East German Army." As a result, the Soviets blockade West Berlin. Tensions mount and the United States issues an ultimatum that the Soviets stand down from the blockade by 6:00 a.m. the next day, or it will be interpreted as an act of war. The Soviets refuse, and the President of the United States orders all U.S. military forces around the world on alert.

    On Saturday, September 16, NATO forces in West Germany invade East Germany through the Helmstedt checkpoint to free Berlin. The Soviets hold the Marienborn corridor and inflict heavy casualties on NATO troops. Two Soviet MiG-25s cross into West German airspace and bomb a NATO munitions storage facility, also striking a school and a hospital. A subsequent radio broadcast states that Moscow is being evacuated. At this point, major U.S. cities begin mass evacuations as well. There soon follow unconfirmed reports that nuclear weapons were used in Wiesbaden and Frankfurt. Meanwhile, in the Persian Gulf, naval warfare erupts, as radio reports tell of ship sinkings on both sides.

    Eventually the Soviet Army reaches the Rhine. Seeking to prevent Soviet forces from invading France and causing the rest of Western Europe to fall, NATO halts the Soviet advance by airbursting three low-yield tactical nuclear weapons over advancing Soviet troops. Soviet forces counter by launching a nuclear strike on NATO headquarters in Brussels. In response, the United States Strategic Air Command begins scrambling B-52 bombers.

    The Soviet Air Force then destroys a BMEWS station in RAF Fylingdales, England and another at Beale Air Force Base in California. Meanwhile, on board the EC-135 Looking Glass aircraft, the order comes in from the President of the United States for a full nuclear strike against the Soviet Union. Almost simultaneously, an Air Force officer receives a report that a massive Soviet nuclear assault against the United States has been launched, stating "32 targets in track, with 10 impacting points." Another airman receives a report that over 300 Soviet ICBMs are inbound. It is deliberately unclear in the film whether the Soviet Union or the United States launches the main nuclear attack first.

    Our latest Google Doodle hints at the unthinkable.

    The first salvo of the Soviet nuclear attack on the central United States (as shown from the point of view of the residents of Kansas and western Missouri) occurs at 3:38 p.m. Central Daylight Time, when a large-yield nuclear weapon air bursts at high altitude over Kansas City, Missouri. This generates an electromagnetic pulse that shuts down the electric power grid of the surrounding area. Thirty seconds later, incoming Soviet ICBMs begin to hit military and population targets, including Kansas City. Sedalia, Missouri and all the way south to El Dorado Springs is blanketed with ground burst nuclear weapons. While the story provides no specifics, it strongly suggests that America's cities and military and industrial base are heavily damaged or destroyed. The aftermath depicts the central United States as a blackened wasteland of burned-out cities filled with burn, blast, and radiation victims. Eventually, the U.S. President delivers a radio address in which he declares that there is now a ceasefire between the United States and the Soviet Union, which has suffered similar damage, and states that there has not been and will not ever be any surrender by the United States.



    The story follows several citizens and those they encounter after a nuclear attack on Lawrence, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. The narrative structure of the film is presented as a before and after scenario with the first half introducing the various characters and their stories. The middle portion of the film shows the nuclear disaster itself, and the latter half details the effects of the fallout on the characters.

  • America Unearthed S03E06 Captain Kidd's ...
    by George Freund on February 7, 2015 at 7:54 PM
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    America Unearthed is an American television series that was the first original series to air on the A&E Networks channel H2. The show premiered on December 21, 2012, and is produced by Committee Films of Chaska, Minnesota. The program is hosted by Minnesota-based forensic geologist Scott Wolter. Wolter investigates mysteries and artifacts believed to reveal an alternative history of the North American continent before the United States.

    America Unearthed – Captain Kidd’s Pirate Code

    By Andrew Zarowny

    Did Captain William Kidd bury treasure at Deer Isle, Maine, or in St. Augustine, Florida? Is there any truth to the legend that John Jacob Astor acquired his vast wealth when one of his fur trappers found the treasure? Is there a curse to this pirate treasure? These are among a few of the questions asked by forensic geologist Scott Wolter in last night′s episode of America Unearthed, Captain Kidd′s Pirate Code, aired on the History Channel H2. The ′pirate code′ stems from an alleged note which Kidd gave his wife while locked up in jail in Boston awaiting his execution. According to the legend, the note had a series of numbers, 44106818. Are they the latitude and longitude to where the treasure is buried? Or is the clue a true code with the numbers needing to be deciphered?

    Scott Wolter gets a tip about Captain Kidd and flies to Boston where he meets with Bill Scheller. Bill tells Scott about how Kidd was actually a privateer, backed by high rollers in British society, such as Lord Belamont. That Kidd was betrayed and set up by his backers and went to Boston to clear his name. But, instead, he was convicted on six charges of piracy and the murder of a crewman, William Moore. For this, Kidd was hung not once, but three times!

    Scheller shows Wolter the clue, 44106818, and Scott assumes that it is the latitude and longitude of where Captain Kidd buried his treasure. A bit of a simplified assumption if you ask me. The location is Deer Isle, Maine, which may make sense as Kidd did operate in the waters of New England, though he also spent a good deal of time in the Indian Ocean. Scheller also talks with Wolter about a possible connection between Kidd, who died in 1701, and rumors that fur magnate John Jacob Astor may have obtained Kidd′s treasure. The legend is that one of his fur trappers found it in a cave on Deer Isle. In 1801, Astor′s bank account suddenly jumped from just $4,000 to $500,000. Hmm! Astor went on to get into the real estate business in Manhattan after that, and by the time he died was worth some $20 Million dollars, which would be the same as $100 Billion dollars today.

    Wolter and Scheller head for New York State to meet with Alexandra Aldrich, a descendant of Astor. John Jacob Astor would be her great-great-great-great-great-grandfather. She knows nothing about any pirate treasure. In fact, her particular branch of the Astor family is broke. Whatever fortune they had left was blown by the 1960s by her grandmother. Despite the family fortune, other members of the Astor clan did not fair well. Others went bankrupt, some died tragic deaths. Could this be a pirate curse?

    On to Deer Isle! The legend says that Kidd had a treasure of some twenty bars of gold along with many silver coins known as Rix Dollars. The treasure would have been worth about $1 Million dollars in the 18th Century, considerably more today. Our two treasure hunters hitch a ride on a lobster boat and make their way to Deer Isle. Not far is another alleged site of where Kidd is said to have buried treasure, Oak Island, Nova Scotia. Along the way, another boat intercepts them. The skipper calls and asks if Scott Wolter is aboard? Scott introduces himself and the mysterious captain tells Wolter that he may be able to help him find Kidd′s treasure.

    They dock together on Deer Isle and the mystery man identifies himself as being Walter Reed, a local charter captain. Reed tells Scheller and Wolter that the story about Kidd burying treasure on Deer Isle is a myth. So too is the Astor connection. Scott shows Walter the code of numbers and Reed confirms that it is the coordinates for Deer Isle. But he then shows Scott a photo of what may be Captain Kidd′s treasure chest. Its in a museum in St. Augustine, Florida!

    So Scott heads to Florida, but before leaving he reads up on another potential connection with a millionaire and Kidd. Pat Croce is very wealthy, even owning a sports team, and has a thing for pirates. Scott meets Pat at a small pirate museum he funds in St. Augustine. There, Croce shows Wolter Captain Kidd′s personal treasure chest. The chest is not very big, about the size of a large jewelry box. Pat points out various features which seem to make the chest authentic for the time period. He also shows Scott several documents concerning Kidd. One is a daily log or journal by a Royal Naval officer who notes having Kidd in custody. He was arrested in 1699 and then taken to Boston to stand trial. At his hanging, some 200,000 people watched, hoping that Kidd would reveal the location of his treasure. But no such luck. So the episode concludes with Scott Wolter complimenting Pat Croce for his efforts to preserve and display history to the general public.

  • Federal Reserve Freaks Out Over Audit
    by George Freund on February 7, 2015 at 3:00 PM
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    In 1792 the penalty for currency debasement was death


    The Federal Reserve is clamoring to shut down legislation that would allow the American people to take a look at its books.

    Last month Kentucky Senator Rand Paul introduced his Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015. It has a number of co-sponsors, including Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida.

    If passed, the legislation would direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a full audit of the Fed.

    The Fed, naturally, hates the bill. It says if enacted, it will damage the economy.

    How would it damage the economy? Paul’s plan would empower Congress “to audit and question monetary policy decisions in real time,” laments Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser.

    “This runs the risk of monetary policy decisions being based on short-term political considerations instead of the longer-term health of the economy,” he added.

    For the Fed, the “health of the economy” consists “of flooding the economy with easy money, leading to a misallocation of resources and an artificial ‘boom’ followed by a recession or depression when the Fed-created bubble bursts,” according to Rand Paul’s father, former Congressman Ron Paul who, incidentally, worked unsuccessfully to abolish the Federal Reserve, not merely audit it.

    “Who in their right mind would ask the Congress of the United States — who can’t cobble together a fiscal policy — to assume control of monetary policy?” the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Richard Fisher, asked The Hill.

    Apparently, according to Fisher and the Fed, the founders of the republic and authors of the Constitution were out of their minds.

    Article I, Section 8, Clause 5 of the Constitution states: Congress has the duty to “coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures.”

    “A largely politicized Federal Reserve System now has created a critical emergency in monetary policy,” Harrison Schmitt wrote prior to the appointment of Janet Yellen.

    Led by Chairman Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve plans to again violate the Founder’s intention of having a stable currency by further monetization of the still rising national debt through printing another $600 billion out of thin air, euphemistically called “quantitative easing” or QEII. The Fed’s monetary policies, created at the behest of the Obama Administration, have created the potential for rampant future inflation, once some semblance of sustained economic recovery appears. Whatever its domestic political intent, QEII also has seriously threatened the economic growth of our trading partners. One must wonder if the 1792 Coinage Act’s penalty for debasement of the currency still applies.

    The 1792 Coinage Act was enacted to prevent officials of the United States Mint from engaging in fraud, embezzlement, or debasement of the currency. This crime was considered so serious, Congress mandated the death penalty for those found guilty.

    The Federal Reserve specializes in currency debasement and inflation, but Yellen and the Board of Governors are not facing the death penalty.

    by George Freund on February 6, 2015 at 10:29 PM
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    It is a stunning movie to be sure. Here at the Cafe we are our own Bletchley Park. We break 'codes' in a whole new manner. Using the holographic model of the universe, we know each part contains the whole. By looking at a specific part in detail we can see many other parts especially using a seach engine algorithm. If you are familiar with the Google doodles and other predictive programming analysis we do, you understand. I can sympathize with Turing because very few can even grasp what we have just written. To add that quantum physics' two slit experiment advances our abilities because observed particles change their behaviour. If we see a potential future, we change it by the observation. It can stop wars and the nasty false flag terrorism in its tracks. Our Solstice Google Doodle analysis opened a wide crack in the European terror agenda. It is an acquired skill. I read the shadow language as its called quite well. The Knowing Code foretold much. So did our A Most Wanted Man Prophecies. Someday we may be recognized as ground breakers in a whole new level of understanding. Until then we toil and change destinies.No one can even begin to try what you see unfold here. There is no IMITATION!



    The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical thriller film directed by Morten Tyldum, with a screenplay by Graham Moore based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, who helped solve the Enigma code during the Second World War and committed suicide after his prosecution for homosexuality. The film also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Rory Kinnear.


    In 1951, detectives Nock (Rory Kinnear) and Staehl (Tom Goodman-Hill) investigate mathematician Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) after an apparent break-in at his home. During his interrogation by Nock, Turing tells of his time working at Bletchley Park.

    In 1927, the young Turing (Alex Lawther) is unhappy and bullied at boarding school. He develops a friendship with Christopher Morcom (Jack Bannon), who sparks his interest in cryptography, and Turing develops romantic feelings for him. Before Turing can confess his love, Christopher dies unexpectedly from tuberculosis.

    In 1939, when Britain declares war on Germany, Turing travels to Bletchley Park, where, under the direction of Commander Alastair Denniston (Charles Dance), he joins the cryptography team of Hugh Alexander (Matthew Goode), John Cairncross (Allen Leech), Peter Hilton (Matthew Beard), Keith Furman and Charles Richards. The team are trying to decrypt the Nazi Enigma machine.

    Turing is difficult to work with, considering his colleagues inferior, and spends his time designing a machine to decipher Enigma. After Denniston refuses to fund construction of the machine, Turing writes to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who puts Turing in charge of the team and funds the machine. Turing fires Furman and Richards and places a difficult crossword in newspapers to find replacements. Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), a Cambridge graduate, surpasses Turing’s test but her parents will not allow her to work with the male cryptographers. Turing arranges for her to live and work with the female clerks who intercept the messages, and shares his plans with her.

    Turing’s machine, which he names Christopher, is constructed, but cannot determine the Enigma settings before the Germans reset the Enigma encryption each day. Denniston orders it destroyed and Turing fired, but the other cryptographers threaten to leave if Turing goes. After Clarke plans to leave on the wishes of her parents, Turing proposes marriage, which she accepts. During their reception, Turing reveals his homosexuality to Cairncross, who warns him to keep it secret. After overhearing a conversation with a female clerk about messages she receives, Turing has an epiphany, realising he can program the machine to decode words he already knows exist in certain messages. After he recalibrates the machine, it quickly decodes a message and the cryptographers celebrate. However, Turing realises they cannot act on every decoded message or the Germans will realise Enigma has been broken.

    Turing discovers that Cairncross is a Soviet spy. When Turing confronts him, Cairncross argues that the Soviets are allies working for the same goals, and threatens to retaliate if outed and disclose Turing’s homosexuality. When MI6 agent Stewart Menzies (Mark Strong) appears to threaten Clarke, Turing reveals that Cairncross is a spy. Menzies reveals he knew this already, and planted Cairncross among them in order to leak messages to the Soviets for British benefit. Fearing for her safety, Turing tells Clarke to leave Bletchley Park, revealing that he is gay and lying about never having cared for her. After the war, Menzies tells the cryptographers to destroy their work and that they can never see one another again or share what they have done.

    In the 1950s, Turing is convicted of indecency and, in lieu of a jail sentence, undergoes chemical castration so he can continue his work. Clarke visits him in his home and witnesses his physical and mental deterioration. She reminds him that his work saved lives. She uses the phrase Christopher used of Turing and Turing once used of her: "Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine."

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