When examining potential hoaxes, one has to keep in mind that the storytellers may want you unfocused and all over the map. It’s preferable to focus on one scene or one element, especially when a good-look opportunity presents itself. One of the scenes in the Jakarta attack that fits the “good look” was the police hut. All the images below can be clicked to enlarge.
Say what you will about the Jakarta “ISIS” attack, it did provide comedic relief. A roundup of photos shows a large booted-and-suited police presence. There are some photos worth further examination.
First prize for suspension of disbelief goes to the miracle blue underwear that survived a bomb blast even though pant garments evaporated into thin air. If you are going to be wounded by bomb or grenade in a terror attack, it’s at least comforting to know that one’s family jewels (and legs) will come through intact. I recommend clicking on all photos to enlarge them because for once they went with reasonably modern photographic technology.
Tocqueville veteran John Hathaway wrote one of the better papers describing the paper, or synthetic (words used interchangeably), gold market and the myths and fallacies around this trade. He echos many of the elements I have written about on this website, but I am selecting and highlighting some additional elaboration that is noteworthy, particularly on the hyper-traded paper gold market.
Another “crazed Muslim with a machete” story is coming out of Marseilles, France, where a “youth” allegedly just randomly attacked a Jewish teacher on the street. The Times of Israel seems to have the narrative screwed up, as the picture below illustrates. It’s article states, “The attacker reportedly threw the knife before fleeing the scene.”
Netflix has a shocking and engrossing 10-hour documentary out called “Making a Murderer.” It has gotten quite a reaction from viewers because to many, if not most (including me), it shows how a man, Steven Avery, was wrongfully convicted of serious crimes not once but twice. His nephew, Brendan Dassey, was also convicted for involvement.
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BC
Last week I predicted Saudi marionettes, much like the Turks, would continue to do stupid things and the western Zio media would throw them under the bus. Like clockwork, over the weekend the Saudis beheaded a record number of people, including a leading Shiite cleric.
Randi Zuckerberg is Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s sister. They make no bones about their views on anonymity. They want it gone. Zuckerberg does a poor job playing the role of protector of free speech as well. In September, an open mic conversation between Facebook’s Zuckerberg and Germany’s President Angela Merkel revealed how the CEO could ban user posts critical of Merkel’s immigration policy.
The documentary “Hacking Democracy” follows activists Bev Harris and Kathleen Wynne, who later become the director and associate director of nonprofit election watchdog group Black Box Voting, as they attempt to discover the extent to which it would be possible to alter results on the electronic voting machines of Diebold Election Systems, Inc.
The Chinese opium trade of the 19th Century was instrumental to the early incarnation of the global Crime Syndicate and put it into high gear. It was just the right degree of exploitative criminality, deep-state intelligence and enormous looting to launch, enrich and link the progenitors of today’s system.