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Panama Papers Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in Malta Car Bomb | Malta’s public life is afflicted with dangerously unstable men with no principles or scruples – Caruana Galizia | SMOM: Sovereign Military Order of Malta | Julian Assange: Clear, credible threats and opportunities are the preconditions for meaningful dialogue | Stephen Schwartz: NATO quietly begins annual nuclear war exercise Kleine Brog AB Belgium, Buchel AB Germany | Colin Powel and Yasser Arafat Hidden Hand | Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu Secret Society | Mandalay Bay shooting | Stephen Bannon Vatican Crisis of Capitalism Crony Capitalists | Ray Dalio Bridgewater Principles | Sarah Palin | Oxfam | Mossack Fonseca Pentagon Papers | Iraq Foreign Minister UN Suit Coded Message 19 Sep 2002 | The Rock | Benjamin Netanyahu 01 Oct 2015 | Harper Mercer 01 Oct 2015 | DeJa Vu | Unidos for Puerto Rico | Sea Inside
Panama Papers Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in Malta Car Bomb
Malta’s public life is afflicted with dangerously unstable men with no principles or scruples – Caruana Galizia
– Reuters: Anti-corruption blogger killed by huge bomb in Malta; The Guardian: Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist.
Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta’s best-known investigative journalist, was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car, police said, in a case that stunned the small Mediterranean island. Caruana Galizia, 53, ran a hugely popular blog in which she relentlessly highlighted cases of alleged high-level corruption targeting politicians from across party lines. “There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate,” she wrote in a blog published on her site just half an hour before an explosion tore into her car. Locals said Caruana Galizia had just left her house and was on a road near the village of Bidnija in northern Malta when the bomb detonated, sending her car flying into an adjacent field. “Malta’s public life is afflicted with dangerously unstable men with no principles or scruples,” she wrote last year. – Reuters: Anti-corruption blogger killed by huge bomb in Malta
Andrew Nikiforuk: Energy Slaves City Parking; Petro State Pipeline vs Democratic Government
WiP politics boil down to arguments about how fast energy slaves, speed through a city & where to park -A Nikiforuk Extra Environmentalist Energy Slaves
Some people would argue that we have this invisible electorate, tens of billions of energy slaves, that have altered the environment – industrialized and fragmented it – that has enormously changed voting patterns and behaviors, where so much of democratic life seems to boil down to arguments about how fast our energy slaves, can speed through a city and where are they going to park. …. and let me end with one word from Terry Lynn Karl, that sums up the Petrostate predicament ‘It is much easier for a petro state to build a pipeline than it is to create and develop a representative government.’ – Andrew Nikiforuk; XE Network: Extra Environmentalist: Episode 76: Energy Slaves. TEDxCalgary: What Oil Does to Democracy.
» SQSwans: Nikiforuk: Energy Slaves.
» IG: 17-08-17_exenv-energyslavesparking; 17-09-10_vic-baddnewzkennelsmedia.
Need a Licence for a Stable Bicycle Trailer, but no Licence to Breed Stable Families and Society?
Why does the SA government demand citizens get a licence to prove they have a stable bicycle trailer; but does not demand citizens get a licence to breed to prove they are capable of providing a stable home for their children? – L Johnstone v Dept of Transport [lj-v-dot.tygae.org.za]
Please could the VTC provide me with the results of their investigation, and the detailed report as to how and why they allege bicycles and trailers are unstable; and how exactly they define ‘unstable’; particularly the tests done by the VTC on the safety aspects, including stability tests which are the foundation for their allegations that a combination of bicycle and trailer are unstable. …… What if anything have the VTC experts done to demand that the government legislate a ‘licence to breed’; that requires any couple who wish to procreate a child to get a licence to prove that they are emotionally, financially and psychologically stable enough to provide a stable environment for the child which they wish to procreate? Do the VTC experts think that it is more important to have stable bicycle trailers than stable children and a stable society? Why does the SA government demand citizens get a licence to prove they have a stable bicycle trailer; but it does not demand citizens get a licence to prove they are capable of providing a stable home for their children? – L Johnstone v Dept of Transport [lj-v-dot.tygae.org.za]
SMOM: Sovereign Military Order of Malta – Cardinal Raymond Burke
Patrons … Raymond Burke (8 Nov 2014 – present) … Relations with Republic of Malta …. second treaty signed on 5 Dec 1998 .. ratified 1 Nov 2001 .. leadership crisis .. Grand Master Matthew Festing, Pope Francis .. constitutional reform …. departure from tradition, .. business
attire rather than military uniforms …
Patrons … Raymond Burke (8 Nov 2014 – present) … Relations with the Republic of Malta …. The second treaty was signed on 5 December 1998 and ratified on 1 November 2001 … a leadersip crisis and a dispute between the previous leader, Grand Master Matthew Festing, and Pope Francis led to Festing’s resignation in January 2017. In May, the Order launched a
constitutional reform process led by Mauro Bertero Gutierrez, a Bolivian member of the Government Council. In a departure from tradition, the leadership of the Order wore business attire rather than military uniforms to their annual papal audience in June 2017. – Wikipedia: Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (Latin: Supremus Ordo Militaris Hospitalis Sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani Rhodius et Melitensis), also known as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) or Order of Malta, is a Roman Catholic lay religious order traditionally of military, chivalrous and noble nature. It was founded as the Knights Hospitaller circa 1099 in Jerusalem, Kingdom of Jerusalem, by the Blessed Gerard, making it the world’s oldest surviving chivalric order. Headquartered in Palazzo Malta in Rome, its mission is summed up in its motto: Tuitio fidei et obsequium pauperum, “Defence of the (Catholic) faith and assistance to the poor”. The order is a Constitutional monarchy and is ruled by a Prince and Grand Master.
Disclosure of Masonic Archive – Role of Freemasons in British History – Freemasons, Sex and Wars
A secret archive containing the names of two million Freemasons has been made public for the first time on the genealogy site Ancestry. “The list, seen by the Telegraph, could lead to a re-examination of almost 200 years of British history, by revealing the extent of Masonic influence in the upper reaches of society.” Top freemasons were involved in the ‘cover-up’ of the reasons for the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Top freemasons were involved in the ‘cover-up’ of who was behind the Jack the Ripper murders in London. “The whole of the ruling class was Masonic, from the heir to the throne down,” says Bruce Robinson. ……… Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Alfred Milner, Cecil Rhodes. Churchill was part of a cabal that is said to have deliberately started World War I. The Sarajevo assassins were members of the Black Hand. “Leading members of the Black Hand apparently met with French and Grand Orient Freemasons in January 1914 to arrange the assassination in Sarajevo…” – The Occult Conspiracy by Michael Howard. (The Biggest Secret – Chapter 11) ………… The top freemasons are said to go in for a policy of supporting both sides in any conflict.
– Aangirfan: Freemasons, Sex and Wars.
Julian Assange: Clear, credible threats and opportunities are the preconditions for meaningful dialogue
Julian Assange 16 Oct 2017: 21:30 hrs: Outraged to hear that Maltese investigative journalist+blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia has been murdered this afternoon not far from her home with a car bomb. I issue a €20k reward for information leading to the conviction of her killers. Her blog: https://daphnecaruanagalizia.com/
Julian Assange: 14 Oct 2017: 17:18 hrs: Clear, credible threats and opportunities are the preconditions for meaningful dialog.
Stephen Schwartz: NATO quietly begins annual nuclear war exercise Kleine Brog AB Belgium, Buchel AB Germany
Stephen Schwartz: 17 Oct 2017: 14:56 hrs: NATO quietly begins its annual nuclear war exercise, this year at Kleine Brogel AB, Belgium, and Büchel AB, Germany. https://www.wsj.com/articles/nato-launches-its-main-nuclear-drill-showcasing-its-defenses-1508155670 [WSJ: NATO launches its main nuclear drill showcasing its defenses]
Colin Powell – Secret Society Hidden Hand
Prior to his appointment as Sec of State, Powell was chairman of America’s Promise – Alliance for Youth .. to build character & competence of young people.
I was at Bohemian Grove over weekend. .. Few vocal Trumpers. NYC finance guys hate him, wouldn’t lend him money. – Colin Powell: LawNewz: In Hacked Emails, Colin Powell Dishes About Powerful Secret Society’s Dislike of Trump.
Colin Luther Powell (born April 5, 1937) is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. Powell was born in Harlem as the son of Jamaican immigrants. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Persian Gulf War. Powell was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African American to serve in that position.
Nelson Mandela Freemason – Sovereign Military Order of Malta:
The Sovereign Military Order of Malta, also known as the original Sovereign Military Order of St. John of Jerusalem, is a closed fraternity of the Roman Catholic Church. Its initiated members must be Catholic and have served in the military. They participate in secret ceremonies and feudal ritual dress, and embrace a strong class/caste mentality as part of their initiation into Rosicrucian dogma. The upper grades are fastidiously aristocratic and must be able to display a family coat-of-arms dating back at least 300 years in unbroken succession from father to son. The Sovereign Grand Master of the order is recognized as a head of state, and his authority is ensured by his secular ranking as a Prince, and his ecclesiastical ranking as a Cardinal. Under international law this organization has independent Sovereign status, which assures nationalistic loyalty from its members, above and beyond allegiance to their own country – they also have Permanent Observer status at the United Nations.
….. It is round about here that many of my fellow South Africans want to slap me on the wrist for even mentioning something negative that could potentially be associated with their beloved national hero Nelson Mandela, but the sad reality is, if you want to look at how South Africa ties into the global conspiracy, Mandela is the place to start. Apart from being a 33rd Degree Freemason, Nelson Mandela is also a Knight of Malta and St John, as is the president that came after him, Thabo Mbeki, both of whom ran South Africa on behalf of the Vatican.
» Vatican New World Order: Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
» IG: 17-05-17_putin-objectivetruth-wwii.
01 Oct: Steven Craig Paddock Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Route 91 Harvest shooting
2017 Las Vegas Strip Shooting: On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a large crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, killing 58 people and injuring 489. Between 10:05 and 10:15 p.m. PDT, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, fired hundreds of rifle rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel. About an hour after firing ceased, he was found dead in his hotel room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His motive remains unknown. The incident is the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the United States. The crime reignited the debate about gun laws in the U.S., with attention focused on bump firing, a technique Paddock used to allow his semi-automatic rifles to fire at a rate similar to that of a fully-automatic weapon.
» IG: 17-10-01_lasvegasrte91-mandalaybayshooting; 17-10-10-eopobs-robbinsdalioinc.
Stephen Bannon Vatican Crisis of Capitalism Crony Capitalists
West facing a “crisis of capitalism” after losing “Judeo-Christian foundation,” … “crony capitalists” .. failing to prosecute bank executives for financial crisis. .. secluded corner of Vatican — part of a 50-minute Q&A .. focused on poverty hosted by Human Dignity Inst … Benjamin Harnwell .. Nirj Deva, promote a “Christian voice” in EU politics .. Cardinal Raymond Burke .. critics of Pope Francis .. we’ve never really gone dug down and sorted through the problems of 2008 .. not one criminal charge been brought to any bank executive associated with 2008 crisis. .. need a clean-up of banks’ balance sheets. – Stephen Bannon
– Buzzfeed: This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World.
the West was facing a “crisis of capitalism” after losing its “Judeo-Christian foundation,” and he blasted “crony capitalists” in Washington for failing to prosecute bank executives over the financial crisis. The remarks — beamed into a small conference room in a 15th-century marble palace in a secluded corner of the Vatican — were part of a 50-minute Q&A during a
conference focused on poverty hosted by the Human Dignity Institute … founded by Benjamin Harnwell, a longtime aide to Conservative member of the European Parliament Nirj Deva, to promote a “Christian voice” in European politics. The group has ties to some of the most conservative factions inside the Catholic Church; Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the most vocal critics of Pope Francis, who was ousted from a senior Vatican position in 2014, is chair of the group’s advisory board. …. And one of the reasons is that we’ve never really gone and dug down and sorted through the problems of 2008. Particularly the fact — think about it — not one criminal charge has ever been brought to any bank executive associated with 2008 crisis. And in fact, it gets worse. I think you need a real clean-up of the banks’ balance sheets. In addition, I think you really need to go back and make banks do what they do: Commercial banks lend money, and investment banks invest in entrepreneurs and to get away from this trading — you know, the hedge fund securitization, which they’ve all become basically trading operations and securitizations and not put capital back and really grow businesses and to grow the economy. So I think it’s a whole area that just — and I will tell you, the underpinning of this populist revolt is the financial crisis of 2008. That revolt, the way that it was dealt with, the way that the people who ran the banks and ran the hedge funds have never really been held accountable for what they did, has fueled much of the anger in the tea party movement in the United States. – Stephen Bannon.
– Buzzfeed: This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World. [archive.is/9LWyO]
Sarah Palin Crony Capitalists Definition
I doubt Sarah Palin could provide buck stops here definition of corporate welfare or what she calls ‘crony capitalism’ if u stuck her on an island with Anders Breivik. – Lara Zhivago to Sarah Palin: But.. Wait.. The Good guys Won’t Win with More Crony Capitalism; CC: Fox News: Re: Sarah Palin’s criticism of Donald Trump’s deal with Carrier air-conditioner company. Sarah Palin: But.. Wait.. The Good guys Won’t Win with More Crony Capitalism.
» EoP Leg Sub: 03 Dec: Fox News .. Sarah Palin.
Oxfam: Planetary Income Inequality
62 people own the same as half the world, reveals Oxfam Davos report: The Oxfam report An Economy for the 1%, shows that the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population has fallen by a trillion dollars since 2010, a drop of 38 percent. This has occurred despite the global population increasing by around 400 million people during that period. Meanwhile, the wealth of the richest 62 has increased by more than half a trillion dollars to $1.76tr. The report also shows how women are disproportionately affected by inequality – of the current ‘62’, 53 are men and just nine are women. Although world leaders have increasingly talked about the need to tackle inequality, and in September agreed a global goal to reduce it, the gap between the richest and the rest has widened dramatically in the past 12 months. Oxfam’s prediction, made ahead of last year’s Davos, that the 1% would soon own more than the rest of us, actually came true in 2015 – a year earlier than expected. …. “World leaders’ concern about the escalating inequality crisis has so far not translated into concrete action – the world has become a much more unequal place and the trend is accelerating. We cannot continue to allow hundreds of millions of people to go hungry while resources that could be used to help them are sucked up by those at the top. ….. “I challenge the governments, companies and elites at Davos to play their part in ending the era of tax havens, which is fuelling economic inequality and preventing hundreds of millions of people lifting themselves out of poverty. Multinational companies and wealthy elites are playing by different rules to everyone else, refusing to pay the taxes that society needs to function. The fact that 188 of 201 leading companies have a presence in at least one tax haven shows it is time to act.” … Nine out of ten WEF corporate partners have a presence in at least one tax haven and it is estimated that tax dodging by multinational corporations costs developing countries at least $100 billion every year. Corporate investment in tax havens almost quadrupled between 2000 and 2014.
– Oxfam: 62 people own the same as half the world, reveals Oxfam Davos report.
Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world: Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos. Oxfam’s report, ‘An economy for the 99 percent’, shows that the gap between rich and poor is far greater than had been feared. It details how big business and the super-rich are fuelling the inequality crisis by dodging taxes, driving down wages and using their power to influence politics. It calls for a fundamental change in the way we manage our economies so that they work for all people, and not just a fortunate few. New and better data on the distribution of global wealth – particularly in India and China – indicates that the poorest half of the world has less wealth than had been previously thought. Had this new data been available last year, it would have shown that nine billionaires owned the same wealth as the poorest half of the planet, and not 62, as Oxfam calculated at the time.
– Oxfam: Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world.
Mossack Fonseca Panama Papers
Mossack Fonseca & Co. is a Panamanian law firm and corporate service provider, which is the world’s fourth biggest provider of offshore financial services. From its 1977 foundation until the April 2016 publication of the Panama Papers it remained mostly obscure, even though it sits at the heart of the global offshore industry, and acts for about 300,000 companies. More than half are registered in British tax havens – as well as in the UK. The firm received worldwide media attention in April 2016, when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published information about its clients’ financial dealings in the Panama Papers articles, following the release of an enormous cache of its documents from between 1970 and 2015 leaked to the news media.
The Panama Papers are 11.5 million leaked documents that detail financial and attorney–client information for more than 214,488 offshore entities. The documents, some dating back to the 1970s, were created by, and taken from, Panamanian law firm and corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca, and were leaked in 2015 by an anonymous source. The documents contain personal financial information about wealthy individuals and public officials that had previously been kept private. While offshore business entities are legal, reporters found that some of the Mossack Fonseca shell corporations were used for illegal purposes, including fraud, tax evasion, and evading international sanctions. “John Doe”, the whistleblower who leaked the documents to German journalist Bastian Obermayer from the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), remains anonymous, even to the journalists who worked on the investigation. “My life is in danger”, he told them. In a May 6 statement, John Doe cited income inequality as the reason for his action, and said he leaked the documents “simply because I understood enough about their contents to realise the scale of the injustices they described”. He added that he had never worked for any government or intelligence agency and expressed willingness to help prosecutors if granted immunity from prosecution. After SZ verified that the statement did in fact come from the source for the Panama Papers, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) posted the full document on its website. SZ asked the ICIJ for help because of the amount of data involved. Journalists from 107 media organizations in 80 countries analyzed documents detailing the operations of the law firm. After more than a year of analysis, the first news stories were published on April 3, 2016, along with 150 of the documents themselves.
Iraq Foreign Minister UN Suit Coded Message 19 Sep 2002
On 19 Sep 2002, the Iraqi Foreign Minister wore a particular suit to speak at the United Nations, sending a coded message to CIA. – The Spies Who Fooled the World.
– Anonymous CIA; The Spies who fooled the world; Fitz Peloquin: The Spies who Fooled the World Iraq War documentary.
WiP Media and the Iraq War
Clanson Trahan: John Pilger: The War You Don’t See (Film on Lies Leading to War). Breaking the Set: Weapons of Mass Distraction: US Media Sold Iraq War. CNN: The Media’s Iraq Failure: 10 Years Later. Empire of Lies: Buying the War: Media Manipulation.
Media Role in Environment Population Terrorism Connection
Mainstream Access-to-Discourse Editors censorship of non-violent political grievances and problem solving activism facilitate a pressure cooker socio-political reality for their “If it Bleads, It Leads” corporate propaganda profits, in their knowledge application of:
- Overpopulation/Consumption colliding with resource scarcity is one of the main causes of terrorism: “As long as there is some possibility of getting results by political means, the chances that any political group or individual will turn violent are truly radically small, or maybe vanishingly small”;
- “The exposure in the media is what gets people’s attention. People follow what is happening in the news, not what is happening in the courts”;
- “[Editors] abuse of media power, by means of strategies whereby they abuse public discourse/free speech resources; by providing certain parties with preferential and special access to such public discourse, and severely restricting or denying others any access to such public discourse;
- Mainstream media avoid addressing or enquiring into root causes of problems as reported in How and Why Journalists Avoid Population – Environment connection; and censor non-violent root-cause problem solving activism.
Put Simply: Terrorists and their Victims are to the Corporate Media and Political Elite, what Bad Newz Kennels pitbulls Mel and Georgia were to Michael Vick, Purnell Peace, Quanis Phillips and Tony Taylor. When editors deliberately deny problem solving political activists access to public discourse to raise consciousness about the ecological, political, psychological etc socio-political problems in communities that require solving; they create a socio-political pressure cooker environment, where the problems get worse and worse, and the activists are forced to confront the reality that their only access to public discourse problem solving on their issues of concern is: violent terrorism, the more spectacular and brutally violent, the greater the “If It Bleads, It Leads” coverage; and un/fortunately the greater the Corporate Media Profits, and Politicians ability to use such violence for their own agenda’s of greater state tyranny control.
– Norway v Breivik Case: 11-188627 MED-05: 22 April 2012 :: Earth Day: Acquittal or Firing Squad: “If It Bleads, It Leads” Media’s Population-Terrorism Connection [PDF].
» IG: 17-07-22_eop-v-wip-media-04; 17-07-26_eop-v-wip-media-05; 17-08-17_exenv-energyslaves-media.
If it Bleeds it Leads
“For revolutionary groups, the more murderous the deed, the more certain the media coverage.” — Nicholas Partridge, Presenter of documentary, ANC: VIP’s of Violence.
“Media bosses are often holier than thou about the important role the media play in our democracy, arguing that they fulfil a vital function to keep the public informed and to help create active citizens that are empowered to make proper decisions on who to vote for and what to think and believe. Sadly they often do not do their job properly because they want to make fat profits in the short term. Who cares about educating readers to become more intelligent and informed consumers of news and opinion in the long run if one can make a quick buck?.” – Pierre de Vos, Anti-intellectual South Africa deserves the media it has.
“The news – whether printed, online, or broadcast on television or radio – is full of violence. Just pick up any newspaper or tune in to any news program. You’ll learn what horrible acts have occurred worldwide. The saying “If it bleeds, it leads” shows the importance that the news media place on stories that include violence and explains that they lead off their programs with violent stories because they’re shocking and extraordinary. Reporters hope to gain people’s attention because they want more people to read or watch their news program. This means more advertising dollars for them.” — Violence in the News
“The inescapable conclusion is that society secretly wants crime, needs crime, and gains definite satisfactions from the present mishandling of it. We condemn crime; we punish offenders for it; but we need it. The crime and punishment ritual is a part of our lives. We need crimes to wonder at, to enjoy vicariously, to discuss and speculate about, and to publicly deplore. We need criminals to identify ourselves with, to envy secretly, and to punish stoutly. They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do and, like scapegoats of old, they bear the burdens of our displaced guilt and punishment — “the iniquities of us all”.” — Dr. Karl Menninger, in The Crime of Punishment (p181)
“Delancey Street is an incredible mixture of pure idealism and hard practicality. It is the best and the most successful [rehabilitation] organization I have studied in the world” —Dr. Karl Menninger
According to Mathew Kerbel, the author of If It Bleads, It Leads, a fundamental rule of
television is: “It is a pretend medium.” He refers to how journalists love stock phrases, and
asserts that television news adopted their news reporting formulae from the Jerry Springer
handbook, to titilate their viewers with confrontation and violence; with very little interest in
thoughtful analysis. They prefer brevity, simplicity and shock value to depth, to explaining
complexity and finding sincere resolutions to problems.
According to Noam Chomsky’s Propaganda Model of News, the corporate-owned news
mass communication media — print, radio, television — are businesses subject to commercial
competition for advertising revenue and profit. As such, their distortion (editorial bias) of news reportage — i.e. what types of news, which items, and how they are reported — is
consequence of the profit motive that requires establishing a stable, profitable business;
therefore, news businesses favoring profit over the public interest succeed, while those favoring reportorial accuracy over profits fail, and are relegated to the margins of their markets (low sales and ratings).
» IG: 17-04-16_eop-v-wip-media; 17-08-17_eopvwipmedia-06.
Michael Maher: How and Why Journalists Avoid Population Environment Connection
Recent surveys show that Americans are less concerned about population than they were 25 years ago, and they aren’t connecting environmental degradation to population growth. News coverage is a significant variable affecting public opinion, and how reporters frame a problem frequently signals what is causing the problem. Using a random sample of 150 stories about urban sprawl, endangered species and water shortages, Part I of this study shows that only about one story in 10 framed population growth as a source of the problem. Further, only one story in the entire sample mentioned population stability among the realm of possible solutions. Part II presents the results of interviews with 25 journalists whose stories on local environmental problems omitted the causal role of population growth. It shows that journalists are aware of the controversial nature of the population issue, and prefer to avoid it if possible. Most interviewees said that a national phenomenon like population growth as beyond the scope of what they could write as local reporters.
In How and Why Journalists Avoid the Population-Environment Connection, Prof.
Michael Maher states that How Do Journalists Think?; “offer a cognitive psychology model
that suggests that journalists construct hypotheses in pursuing news stories, but that reporters tend to indulge in a host of causal attribution errors. Among these are the tendency to oversimplify, to prefer anecdotal information over more valid statistical information, and the “fundamental attribution error” —the “tendency to weigh personal causal variables more than situational variables” (p.47). Since population growth is a situational force, this model suggests why journalists might attribute urban sprawl to developers rather than to population growth.
“The shallowness of media coverage has attracted scholarly comment as early as Lippmann
(1922), who pointed out that journalists must deal in stereotypes because of deadline pressures and readers’ preference for simplicity. Many other scholars have commented on the shallow, episodic nature of the news. “The news we are given is not fit for a democracy; it is superficial, narrow, stereotypical, propaganda-laden, of little explanatory value, and not geared for critical debate or citizen action,” Bennett (1988, p. 9) wrote. Linsky (1988) noted, “The event-orientation of news is a particular problem, for it steers coverage away from ideas and context and does nothing to encourage the drawing of connections between stories” (p. 216).
Entman (1989) identified three production biases common to media stories: 1. simplification —audiences prefer the simple to the complex; 2. personalization —individuals cause events rather than institutional, historical or other abstract forces; 3. symbolization — audiences want dramatic action, intriguing personality, and stirring slogans, and the media
provide them. Bennett (1988) offered a similar list of weaknesses in media content: emphasis on people rather than process, and on crisis rather than continuity; isolation of stories from each other, and official assurances of normalcy.
“In sum, many existing theories can explain the consistent tendency by journalists to avoid
mentioning population growth as a source of the problems they cover. Without further evidence, we really cannot tell. Graber has called for more study on the etiology of content: “Why are particular events selected from the large number of events that might be publicized and why are events cast into particular story frames that supply the interpretive background by which the story is judged?” (1989, p. 146).
Dr. Michael Maher concludes his How and Why Journalists Avoid the Population-
Environment Connection study as follows: “As we have seen, both land development
economists and environmental experts acknowledge population growth as a key source of environmental change. But journalists frame environmental causality differently. “Why? Communication theory offers several possibilities. First is the hegemony-theory interpretation: reporters omit any implication that population growth might produce negative effects, in order to purvey the ideology of elites who make money from population growth. As Molotch and Lester (1974) put it, media content can be viewed as reflecting “the practices of those having the power to determine the experience of others” (p. 120). Since real estate, construction and banking interests directly support the media through advertising purchases, this interpretation seems plausible. A number of media critics (e.g., Gandy, 1982; Altschull, 1984; Bennett, 1988) have suggested that media messages reflect the values of powerful political and commercial interests. Burd (1972), Kaniss (1991) and others have pointed out that newspapers have traditionally promoted population growth in their cities through civic boosterism. Molotch (1976) even suggested that cities can best be understood as entities competing for population growth, with the city newspaper as chief cheerleader.
“Certainly most reporters would be incensed at the suggestion that they shade their reporting to placate commercial interests. But Breed’s classic study of social control in the newsroom (1955) showed that news managers’ values are transmissible to journalists through a variety of pressures: salaries, story assignments, layout treatment, editing, and a variety of other strategies that effectively shape news stories in ways acceptable to management.
“Another possible explanation for why journalists omit population growth from their story
frame is simple ignorance of other explanations. Journalists who cover environmental issues
may not be aware of any other possible ways to frame these stories, thus they derive their
framing from other journalists. Journalists frequently read each other’s work and take cues for coverage from other reporters, particularly from the elite media (Reese & Danielian, 1989).
Perhaps the pervasive predictability of the story frames examined in Part I is another example of intermedia influence. On the other hand, it seems difficult to believe that journalists could be ignorant of the role population growth plays in environmental issues, because media coverage frequently ties population growth to housing starts and business expansion. Furthermore, “Why” is one of the five “W’s” taught in every Journalism 101 course. A public affairs reporting textbook, Interpreting Public Issues (Griffin, Molen, Schoenfeld, & Scotton, 1991), admonishes journalists: “A common journalistic mistake is simply to cover events—real or staged—and ignore underlying issues” (p. 320). The book identified population trends as one of the “big trouble spots,” and listed world population as the first of its “forefront issues in the ’90s” (p. 320). Hence, we cannot say that reporting basic causality is beyond the role that journalists ascribe for themselves. Indeed a panel at the 1994 Society of Environmental Journalists discussed “Covering Population as a Local Story” (Wheeler, 1994).
But ignorance remains a possible reason, for not all reporters have training in environmental issues. “A third possible explanation comes from the “spiral of silence” theory by German scholar Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann (1984): “The fear of isolation seems to be the force that sets the spiral of silence in motion. To run with the pack is a relatively happy state of affairs; but if you can’t, because you won’t share publicly in what seems to be a universally acclaimed conviction, you can at least remain silent, as a second choice, so that others can put up with you. “According to Noelle-Neumann, “the media influence the individual perception of what can be said or done without danger of isolation”. Media coverage legitimates a given perspective. Lack of media coverage—omitting a perspective consistently from media stories—makes the expression of that perspective socially dangerous. Noelle-Neumann also suggested that the media serve an articulation function: “The media provide people with the words and phrases they can use to defend a point of view. If people find no current, frequently repeated expressions for their point of view, they lapse into silence; they become effectively mute”.
» Minnesotans for Sustainability: How and Why Journalists Avoid the Population Environment Connection. [archive.is/Syl4O]
» IG: 17-04-16_eop-v-wip-media; 17-08-17_eopvwipmedia-06.
The Rock: Stanley Goodspeed: Re: Cruelty of Breeding; VX Gas Missile over Football Stadium
I really believe that anyone who’s even thinking about having a child in this world is coldly considering an act of cruelty. – Stanley Goodspeed; The Rock.
Half a million Serbians reside in the U.S., Marvin. Serbians don’t like Bosnians. You guys wanna get suited up? You bring the cockroaches? Got ’em. …… Okay, I’ve got some bad news and some really bad news. The bad news is that the gas is corrosive and it’s eating our suits. …. It’s eating my fucking suit! …… – Marvin, the atropine, now! Inject it in your heart before your suit melts. ………. If that suit melts– If you die, we all die! Inject your heart and then diffuse the bomb! ………. We got a problem in a place that I think you know. There’s a hostage situation on Alcatraz. – Hostage? – Eighty-one tourists. The Rock has become a tourist attraction? Why don’t we cut the shit, huh? You know The Rock. – You broke out. – Yes, successfully. Yeah. So why don’t you do yourself a favor while you’re helpin’ us? I mean, it’d be nice to get out of jail while you’re still vertical. Hmm? While you got a little lead left in your pencil. While I’m considering your offer… I want a suite in the Fairmont Hotel. You know I’m here to cut you a deal. I am not here to bend over and take it up the ass from you. Here. Here’s a quarter. Do yourself a favor. Call your lawyer. You’re goin’ back to jail. – Y-You’re sending him back to jail? – I’m not sending him anywhere. I’m just givin’ him somethin’ to think about. With all due respect, sir, I don’t think we have time… for him to just sit around and think about it. – Oh, really? – No, Goodspeed’s right. – You go talk to him. – Me? – Yes. – Sir, I’m not qualified for that. – You’re an FBI agent! – W-What is your specialty again? – Chemical weapons. Don’t mention that! – You want me to lie? – Yeah, lie. We got less than hours. Give it a shot. Okay. Hi. I’m an agent with the, uh, uh, F-Federal– FBl. Uh– – Eh, well, my– I’m Stanley Goodspeed. – But of course you are. Well, at least he got his name right. – Of course I am. Huh. – And you have an emergency. That’s right. And you need my help. Exactly right. – Coffee. – No, no, I’m fine. Thank you. Offer me coffee. Oh, yes! Well, that was, in fact, gonna be my next– Can we get a cup of coffee in here, please? And offer to take these off. Mr. Mason, really. – All kidding aside. – As a gesture of your good faith. – Prisoner requests to have his handcuffs taken off. – No, no, no, no. Why don’t you go ahead and have his handcuffs taken off, please? Well, I guess that’s one way to go. This is a pardon and release contract from the Attorney General’s office. Now, it makes you a free man provided you cooperate. So if you’ll just, uh, sign… uh, at, uh, where it says– – “Signature”? – That’s– Yes. “Signature.” Well, timeo danaos et dona ferentis. “l fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts.” Oh, an educated man! That rules out the possibility of you being a field agent. In point of fact, I am a field agent, Mr. Mason. – Really? – Yes. – In which field? – Antiterrorism. Then you’re trained in weaponry, explosives and mortal combat. Well-trained. Then it’s the Fairmont Hotel. Okay. I want a suite, a shower, a shave… and the feel of a suit. May I also suggest, uh, a haircut? – Am I out of style? – Unless you’re a -year-old guitarist from Seattle. – It’s a grunge thing. – Grunge? Yeah, well, uh, uh– Okay, thank you very much. All right. Call the Fairmont. Close the floor if necessary, but I want him sealed off.
The Rock is a 1996 American action thriller film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. The film stars Sean Connery as Captain John Patrick Mason, Special Air Service (Rtd.), Nicolas Cage as FBI Special Agent Dr. Stanley Goodspeed, and Ed Harris as Brigadier General Francis X. “Frank” Hummel, USMC Force Recon, John Spencer as FBI Director James Womack. In the film, an FBI chemist and an imprisoned former SAS captain are tasked with a mission to go out to the old prison island Alcatraz, in order to stop a group of rogue US Force Recon Marines who have taken over the island and captured innocent people, also threatening to launch M55 rockets filled with deadly VX nerve agent over San Francisco unless they are paid $100 million. Trailer.
» IG: 17-06-23_shooter-scalisegrenfellfitzgeraldchrystal; 17-08-22_sykembara-barcelona; 17-08-21_jbrent-humansendspecies-1child; 17-09-10_michaelbrown-fema-ladysfunctional.
01 Oct 2015: Benjamin Netanyahu UN Nuclear War 44 Second Silence
01 Oct 2015: Chris Harper-Mercer Umpqua CC shooting
The Umpqua Community College shooting occurred on October 1, 2015, at the UCC campus near Roseburg, Oregon, United States. Chris Harper-Mercer, a 26-year-old enrolled at the school, fatally shot an assistant professor and eight students in a classroom. Seven to nine others were injured. Roseburg police detectives responding to the incident engaged Harper-Mercer in a brief shootout. After being wounded, he killed himself by shooting himself in the head. The mass shooting was the deadliest in Oregon’s modern history.
Christopher Sean “Chris” Harper-Mercer (July 26, 1989 – October 1, 2015) was enrolled in the introductory composition class where he shot his victims. He was born in Los Angeles County, California to Ian Mercer and Laurel Margaret Harper, and lived with his mother during the separation and divorce of his parents, who agreed to shared legal custody.
On the day of the shooting, Harper-Mercer gave a survivor numerous writings showing he had studied mass killings, including the 2014 killing spree at Isla Vista, California. These expressed his sexual frustration as a virgin, animosity toward black men, and a lack of fulfillment in his isolated life. In them, he said “Other people think I’m crazy, but I’m not. I’m the sane one,” and that he would be “welcomed in Hell and embraced by the devil.”
archive.moe: 01 Oct 2015: … Don’t go to school tomorrow if you are in the northwest. …. Is beta uprising finally going down … He actually did it …. I am masturbating to this right now..
– Wayback Machine: Moe Archive Bulletin board
» IG: 16-01-29_moepetefrog-chmercer; 17-04-22_eop-v-wip-academia; 17-10-01_lasvegasrte91-mandalaybayshooting.
Ted Kaczynski 01 Oct Publishing Deadline
In 1995, Kaczynski mailed several letters, including some to his victims and others to major media outlets, outlining his goals and demanding that his 50-plus page, 35,000-word essay Industrial Society and Its Future, referred to as “Unabomber Manifesto” by the FBI, be printed verbatim by a major newspaper or journal by 01 Oct 1995. He stated that if this demand were met, he would then end his bombing campaign.
» Discovery Channel: The Hunt for the Unabomber.
» IG: 17-05-20_eopv-wipacademia-tedkaczynski-01oct101; 17-10-01_lasvegasrte91-mandalaybayshooting.
DeJaVu: ATF Agent Douglas Carlin interviews Carrol Oerstadt; Ferry shootout
Déjà Vu is a 2006 American science fiction thriller film directed by Tony Scott, written by Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film stars Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer, Adam Goldberg and Bruce Greenwood. It involves an ATF agent who travels back in time in attempts to prevent a domestic terrorist attack that takes place in New Orleans and to save a woman with whom he falls in love. Filming took place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. …. Similarities between Timothy McVeigh and Carroll Oerstadt: Jim Caviezel’s character, Carroll Oerstadt, seemed to mirror in several ways the story of Timothy McVeigh, a domestic terrorist who destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City with a bomb in 1995. Caviezel and Scott did not deny this, and both admitted that the Oerstadt character was at least partly based on McVeigh. Ross Johnson of The New York Times also compared the ferry bombing at the film’s beginning to the Oklahoma City bombing. Trailer.
» IG: 15-10-19_dejavugwhunting.
Anders Breivik: Media Censorship of Cultural Conflict Resource Conflict Problem Solving
‘Norway’s Politically Correct Discrimination & Censorship of Cultural Conservatives, by Feminists and Multiculturalists justified the Violent ‘Necessity’ of 22 July 2011 Attacks’ – Anders Breivik:
“[Breivik] emphasizes that if he had not been censored by the media all his life, he would not have had to do what he did. He believes the media have the main responsibility for what has happened because they did not publish his opinions…. The low-intensity civil war that he had already described, had lasted until now with ideological struggle and censorship of cultural conservatives…… He explains that this is the worst day of his life and that he has dreaded this for 2 years. He has been censored for years. He mentions Dagbladet and Aftenposten as those who among other things have censored him….. He says that he also wrote “essays” that he tried to publish via the usual channels, but that they were all censored….. The subject summarizes: As long as more than twelve were executed, the operation will still be a success. The experts ask how the number twelve comes into consideration. Twelve dead are needed to penetrate the censorship wall, he explains….. About his thoughts on the Utøya killings now, the subject says: The goal was to execute as many as possible. At least 30. It was horrible, but the number had to be assessed based on the global censorship limit. Utøya was a martyrdom, and I am very proud of it….. He believes he had to kill at least twelve, because there is a censorship-wall preventing an open debate about what is happening in the country….. So I knew I had to cross a certain threshold to exceed the censorship-wall of the international media.” – Oslo Organized Crime Police Investigation Report: “Explanation of 22 July 2011, doc 08,01”
» European Court of Human Rights: Case Case No: 16325/13: LJ v Norway: para 14.9 D.
» IG: 17-07-22_eop-v-wip-media-04; 17-10-07_eop-v-wip-media-07.
Sea Inside – Mar Adentro
The Sea Inside (Spanish: Mar adentro) is a 2004 Spanish drama film written, produced, directed, and scored by Alejandro Amenábar, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It is based on the real-life story of Ramón Sampedro (played by Javier Bardem), who was left quadriplegic after a diving accident, and his 28-year campaign in support of euthanasia and the right to end his life. Trailer.
Ray Dalio Transparency Communication Principles / Oligarch Terrorist Breeding and Consumption Footprint / Role in Lehman Brothers collapse
If everyone bred & consumed like Ray Dalio, we would need 2080 earths … – eop-v-ussecstate.tygae.org.za.
Dalio/Bridgewater Principle No. 11: “Never say anything about a person you wouldn’t say to him directly. If you do, you are a slimy weasel.” – Bloomberg: Bank Identity and Hedge-Fund Culture.
In the spring of 2008, one of these flags, a risk metric for credit-default spreads, prompted Bridgewater to pull its entire positions in several banks—including Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns—the week before Bear Stearns imploded. – NY Mag: Pursuing Self-Interest in Harmony With the Laws of the Universe and Contributing to Evolution Is Universally Rewarded.
Eco Innocent v Ego Man Scarcity Combatant Crimes of Aggression Footprints:
Eco Innocent v Ego Man Scarcity Combatant’s and their Crime of Aggression Acts of War Footprints: Eco Innocents: Anders Breivik, Dylann Storm Roof, Aaron Alexis, Chris Harper-Mercer, Beate Zchape, Ted Kaczynski, Timothy McVeigh. Ego Scarcity Combatants: Jacob Zuma, Cliven Bundy, Brad Blanton, Dennis Banks, Martin Luther King, Julian Assange, Mark Zuckerberg, William Windsor.
Consumption Footprint: An Individuals Consumption Footprint is a measure of their consumption of renewable natural resources. The total area of productive land or sea required to produce all the crops, meat, seafood, wood and fibre the individual consumes, to sustain its energy consumption and to give space for its infrastructure. The individuals consumption habits (size of house, consumption habits, etc need to be collected) are submitted to a Footprint Quiz calculator.
Procreation Factor: The procreation factor is ’20’ for every child. For every child the citizen has procreated, their consumption footprint must be multiplied by a factor of 20; i.e. (1 child, multiply by ’20’; 2 children, multiply by 40; and so on)
These Footprint analysis and conclusions have been submitted to scientific Footprint experts for their feedback and confirmation to International Criminal Court; in the matter of EoP PoW -v- Nobel Peace Laurettes, et al.
» IGN: Eco Innocent v Ego Man Scarcity Combatant’s and their Crime of Aggression Acts of War Footprints.
» IG: 17-04-11_gsoros-altright-eopwiprulesfuture; 15-10-09_footprints-ecoego; 17-09-14_eopobs-gabrielleschubert-like; 17-10-01_lasvegasrte91-mandalaybayshooting.