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Freedom Of Thought And Information: Quotes.

March 22, 2017

If the ruling elites want to establish global control they need to be able to control all information the general population have access to. The idea of controlling information in order to limit the ability to think and develop ideas served Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and many other dictators well but was completely exposed by George Orwell in the novel ‘1984’.

In recent decades the technique for controlling thoughts and ideas has been more subtle, but that has not prevented many commentators higlighting what is going on.

“If those in charge of our society – politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television – can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.” — Howard Zinn, historian and author

“The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity” – much less dissent. Gore Vidal

“Understand that all battles are waged on an unconscious level before they are begun on the conscious one, and this battle is no different. The power structure wishes us to believe that the only options available are those which they present to us, we know this is simply not true.” – Teresa Stover

“People in the West need to understand that if the news they receive bears on the interests of the US military/security complex, the news is scripted by the CIA. The CIA serves its interests, not the interests of the American people or the interests of peace.” – Paul Craig Roberts

In the years the USA could claim with some credibility to be the only global superpower, the elites managed to gain control of print and broadcast media throughout the developed world. Unfortunately the technology developed as a tool to to enhance the ability of the elite to control information while maintaining the illusion of freedom, The Internet, backfired on them. The General public forever despised by intellectuals and derided by the elite and the media proved to be a lot more intelligent and adaptable than ‘the controllers’ suspected.

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Propaganda and Journalism: A lesson for the left

July 27, 2014

W W 1 - a bloodbath justified by propaganda World War One – a bloodbath justified to the public by the kind of propaganda now being directed against Russia (source)

A few days ago I posted an article on the significant details regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, and the inconsistencies in the US / EU narrative that the government propaganda was not discussing and that mainstream media were not questioning.

The article attracted a few comments and one troll, a wannabe intellectual bully who wanted to convince me that I had no right to question the ‘official’ (i.e. American) version of events. There have been swarms of such trolls around the web, citing spurious credentials in an effort to establish that their (politically-correct, oligarchic collectivist) opinions are somehow made more valid by the fact that they question nothing that comes out of the FUKUS axis propaganda machine.

This particular troll emphasised his lack of intelligence by accusing me of believing the Russian / Ukraine separatist version of events. All I had said in fact was that there was absolutely no evidence to support President Obama’s accusation made hours after the disaster, that the government of Russia was undoubtedly responsible. He chose to interpret this as implying that I accepted the Russian version of events which blamed the Ukrainian government in Kiev for shooting down flight MH17. Bizarrely he claims he is a scientists. Not the only scientist I’ve encountered who is in need of remedial education in reading and comprehension.

I accepted no such thing. And I was proved right (as always), when the US State Department was challenged to substantiate its claims, a spokesperson referred reporters to social media chit chat.

We still don’t know who was responsible, theories that point to both separatist rebels with Russian support and Kiev government troops with US/EU support are still circulating but no conclusive evidence has been produced either way.

This devotion to partisan propaganda is not confined to the left however. On a television news analysis today the veteran journalist Max Hastings, who identifies himself as a conservative, was talking about reactions from online readers to his articles for a top selling newspaper supporting the American / European line and damning Russia.

Hastings admitted that the line he had taken was “People must believe the west, we’re the good guys, they’re the bad guys.”

He then said that a theme repeated by many commenters from around the world was; Why should we believe the Americans and British, they are proven liars on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Syria, drone strikes on Pakistan and the overthrow of the elected Ukrainian government.

And that acknowledgement, plus perhaps the fact that as days count down to the hundredth anniversary of the opening shots in World War One, explains why new media and many clear thinking, honest writers in mainstream media are taking a different line. People who have read a little history are remembering how as the world stumbled into that senseless bloodbath with governments on both sides lying to their citizens and the media of the day repeating those lies:

The World According to the Mainstream Media: Russia and Palestine are Guilty until Proven Innocent
Timothy Alexander Guzman
RINF Alternative News

They accused the Russian government and the Anti-Kiev militias in East Ukraine for its direct involvement in the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH-17 without any hard evidence to support their claim. US intelligence agencies did admit that Russia was not directly linked to the Malaysian Airlines incident, but they managed to blame Russia indirectly. They claimed “that Russia was responsible for “creating the conditions” that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement” according to ABC news.

The accusations against Russia were baseless. What is important to the families of the Malaysian Airlines tragedy is for them to find out the truth about those responsible for the crimes. Blaming actors who are not responsible for the crime will not bring peace to the families. The MSM has been actively defending Israeli actions against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip declaring that it was Hamas that murdered the three Israeli teens, an accusation that was also never proven. Regardless of the facts on the tragic deaths of those teenagers, Israel had declared a “revenge” war on the Palestinians. The MSM is following Washington and Tel Aviv’s talking points.

The bias reporting on the situation in Gaza is shameful. The death toll surpassed 800 for the Palestinians and for the Israeli’s it’s close to 40 casualties. The US and their Western partners along with their Israeli counterparts are working in conjunction against their political adversaries through its MSM Empire. They want war and they will do anything even have their media lie to the public in order to go what they want. What had occurred in the last couple of weeks concerning events in the Ukraine and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are both tragic incidents, but the point I am making reflects on the MSM itself and their lack of journalistic principals.

Read all the article on the loss of journalistic and academic integrity in RINF

white hat back hatWhite hats versus black hats – reality is seldom that simple (source)

Here’s another view of the Malaysia Airlines controversy authored by two people whose names alone are guaranteed to kick off an irrational two minutes hate session from the neo – fascist left, Chris. Booker and Richard North:

Could Barack Obama have prevented the MH17 disaster?

US intelligence would have known the separatists had captured missile-launchers, and where they were being used

Christopher Booker in The Daily Telegraph

The most alarming unanswered question over the shooting-down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is so fearful to contemplate that it has scarcely even been asked. Had President Obama in fact been better placed than anyone else to prevent that disaster from taking place? When, in his statement 24 hours after the plane was downed, the President stoked speculation about the involvement of President Putin, did he deliberately obscure the fact that, days earlier, he had already learned enough from his many intelligence sources to know that the 55 international airliners travelling every day along that flight path over eastern Ukraine faced the threat of precisely such a disaster? If so, why did the US authorities not make it a top priority to ensure that such flights were immediately halted?

In all the initial confusion over what Mr Obama called “this outrage of unspeakable proportions”, there was a hysterical rush to pin the blame on Russia’s president. “Putin’s killed my son”, as one newspaper front page had it. But, over the days that followed, as ever more information emerged about this story, the US government appeared to be backtracking on its original narrative.

Read full article at The Daily Telegraph

I don’t necessarily agree with Booker but he presents information that is worth considering as we classical liberals, libertarians and freethinkers consider all aspects of the case and form our own individual opinions. The notion of presenting an argument we may not totally and utterly agree with is incomprehensible to the knee jerkers (and wrist jerkers?) of the neo – fascist left of course. They love to march in lockstep, chant the slogans, and embrace the causes along with the rest of the crowd.

BUK missile launcher - infographicBUK Missile Launcher -NB people who think mathematical modelling is involved in aiming and firing these, it’s a radar guided system, sorree.

The spectacle of the progressive left or progressive liberals exposing inner fascist as the support authoritarian governments and clamour for war is becoming a major topic for freethinkers, radicals and true liberals. In this and my other blogs I have constantly taken an anti war line, the troll referred to in the first part of this article accuses me of being a right wing extremist (I suppose the scum sucking spawn of a pox whores scablouse thinks he is insulting me – well I said he’s not very good at English,) yet over the past few years he has consistently been in favour of war and military intervention by the FUKUS axis in the domestic affairs of sovereign states. It’s supposed to be the left who are pacifists and the right who love war, yet the neo fascist left seem to be mad for war and slaughter.

Perhaps this article goes some way to explaining why liberals and left wing thinkers hold the masses is such contempt:

How did liberals become so elitist and contemptuous of the public?

liberal democrat brain
The new left brain does not collect and process information in a logical,orderly, reasonable, and objective manner. Rather, liberal thinking is dominated by an obsession with power, and use of that power to preserve and or advance elitist advantages. (source)

How did liberals become so elitist and contemptuous of the public?

Daniel Ben-Ami
Journalist and author

10 July 2014

iberalism is one of a select band of troublesome political concepts that has multiple meanings. Indeed, ‘liberalism’ as used in one context can be the opposite of what it means in another.

The attitude of liberalism to freedom provides a prime example of these contradictory meanings. Classical liberalism, which was to the fore in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, typically placed a heavy emphasis on the importance of individual autonomy and liberty. In sharp contrast, contemporary liberalism tends to be deeply intolerant and elitist.

Fred Siegel, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank based in New York, has provided an enormous service with his innovative history of modern American liberalism, The Revolt Against the Masses. It helps put many of the most retrograde trends in the US into their proper context. It also helps shed light on parallel developments in other countries, including Britain, even though they are outside Siegel’s remit.

For Siegel, a defining feature of modern liberalism is its attachment to what he calls the clerisy – a technocratic elite which he identifies with academia, Hollywood, the prestige press, Silicon Valley and Wall Street. Despite its professed attachment to equality of opportunity, this elite holds the mass of the American public, what Siegel refers to as ‘the middle class’, in contempt. The clerisy sees itself as superior to the rest of the population on meritocratic grounds.

As the reach of the state has burgeoned, the clerisy has taken on an increasingly important social role. Over the years, American government has grown vastly, commanding more resources and employing more people, than ever before. As Joel Kotkin, one of the sharpest observers of contemporary American politics, has pointed out: ‘Since 1990, the number of government workers has expanded by some five million to some 20million. That’s four times the number who were employed by the government at the end of the Second World War, a growth rate roughly twice that of the population as a whole.’ Members of the technocratic elite present themselves as impartial experts, but their interests are closely tied to the fortunes of this vast state apparatus.

Read full article at Spiked

So there you are. Once you stop yourself being caught up in the medieval witch hunt tactics of the ‘left’, take a step back and view the bigger picture and start thinking for yourself, a very different picture emerges to the one painted by our hysterical leftie trolls as they clamour for the global war their bankster sponsors want for purposes of increasing their control, grabbing even more money and reducing the global population. Now are you still prepared to believe these facists because they tell you they are the cuddly side of the argument.

What The Media Is Not Writing About Flight MH17

July 21, 2014

Only hours after the tragic downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians, led by the dickhead in chief Barack Hussein Obama were jumping up and down screaming “It was Russia wot done it.” The sycophants in mainstream media were quick to join in, stating that the US / EU backed fascist government in Kiev had compelling evidence that pro Russian separatists in east Ukraine, with the complicity of The Kremlin were responsible for the outrage.

What immediately struck the more level headed and intelligent commentators of new media was that political leaders and their tame political hacks were just too quick off the mark.

“But it It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, we so desperately need it to be Putin” they howled when the voice of common sense pointed out that the government of Ukraine saying it was pro Russian dissidents it hardly the compelling evidence they claimed it was

President Obama held a press conference to remind everyone that he is the most wonderful human being that ever lived and reiterate that if world leaders who just accept his supremacy and do what he told them there would be no more conflict. he went on to claim – even before an investigation – that it was certainly pro-Russian rebels in the region who were responsible. His ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, did the same at the UN Security Council – just one day after the crash and at a time when the back box flight recorders were still missing.

While western media outlets rush to broadcast government propaganda on the event, there are a few things they will not report.

They will not for example remind you that the crisis in Ukraine started late last year, when EU and US-supported seditionists led moves to the overthrow the elected Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych. Without US-sponsored “regime change,” it is unlikely that hundreds would have been killed in the unrest that followed. Nor would the Malaysian Airlines crash have happened.

The media has also reported unequivocally that the plane must have been shot down by Russian forces or Russian-backed separatists, because the missile that reportedly brought down the plane was Russian made. But they will not report that the Ukrainian government also uses the exact same Russian-made weapons. They will not report that while it is known that the Ukraine army have Buc missiles, launchers and trained crews, there is no evidence that the Pro – Russian dissidents did.

When lack of evidence of the rebels is pointed out the media luvvies scream “but that isn’t proof that they didn’t have them.”

Exactly. It is impossible to prove a negative. And the fact that the Ukraine Army did have SAM launchers capable of firing they type of missile allegedly responsible for bringing down the aircraft does not prove the Ukraine Army fired it. just because the rent boy President, brack Obama wants a thing to be true does not make it so. The fact that he can belive a thing is true because he wants it to be true only proves he is a solipsist.

We had a solipsist as Prime Minister of the UK not long ago, the traitor and war criminal Tony Blair. And he was as keen on war and killing as Obama. but I digress.

Mainstream media will not report that the EU / US sponsored government in Kiev has killed 250 people in the breakaway Lugansk region since June, according to OSCE monitors nor that the USA has strongly backed the Ukrainian government in these attacks on civilians, which a State Department spokeswoman called “measured and moderate.”

Their hysterical commentators will not point out that Russia and the pro Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have anything to gain but everything to lose by shooting down a passenger liner full of civilians, thus bringing down on their cause the anger of the world. Nor will they comment that the Ukrainian usurper’s government could give itself a kind of legitimacy gain by blaming the attack on Russia, or that the Ukrainian leader is openly gloating about Russia being blamed for the attack.

They will not report that the missile that apparently shot down the plane was from a sophisticated surface-to-air missile system that requires a good deal of training that the separatists do not have.

They will not report that the separatists in eastern Ukraine have inflicted considerable losses on the Ukrainian government in the week before the plane was downed.

And they will not even breathe a word about how similar this craptangle is to last summer’s US claim that the Assad government in Syria had used poison gas against civilians in Ghouta. Assad was also gaining the upper hand in his struggle with US-backed rebels and the US claimed that the attack came from Syrian government positions. US false claims and unsubstantiated accusations led us to the brink of war in that case too. Public opposition and support for Assad from Russia, China and Iran forced Obama to back down then, we have learned since then that US claims about the gas attack were false.

The word of a liar and a bunch of fascist thugs is not evidence so let’s all calm down for one simple reason. For decades we have been brainwashed with propaganda about American military supremacy. But now with a US President who seems hellbent on starting a real war with Russia and it’s allies are we sure we are willing to bank on the US wiping out their enemies without any return of fire.

We are very foolish if we are.

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Intrusive Technology, Evil control Freaks, The Dystiopianometer

March 29, 2014

man machine
Man = machine (picture blogspot commons)

Some time ago Boggart Blog invented the Orwell – Huxley – dick index to chart our descent into a dystopian society that lets the oligarchs live in splendour while the rest of us poor punters try to scrabble a living in the lawless, uncleaned streets. We have reported on progress towards the total surveillance society, the use of mass media in manipulating behaviour and the development of new and ever more intrusive technologies to report our activities and get instructions and “advice” from data centres right in our faces. The powers that be are ever encouraging their pet scientists to work on transhumanism, turning us all into cybodgs, part human, part machine, remotely controlled from a data centre.

And yet we are told the machines are our friends, and the intrusions into our privacy are for our benefit. as if we all need to be watched over by Machines of Loving Grace because after a few million years of evolution, most of which for our ancestors was a daily struggle for survival, we can’t cope alone.

The mistake many people make is to think technology is evil but cannot be resisted. Technology is dumb, you may have heard idiot scientists blethering about artificial intelligence but with a long career in computers behind me, talk of intelligent machines that think like humans only demonstrates an inability to yell the difference between science fiction and reality. Technology is not evil, but too often the people who control it are. On the good side however, we can resist them, all we have to do is think for ourselves and question everything.

In a secular sense evil is not about horned beasts that fart pure hydrogen sulphide. It is about total selfishness and lack of empathy with other humans and therefore a complete disregard for their needs, feelings and wellbeing.

It was always obvious to people working in information technology that while it offered the potential to improve life greatly, it could also easily become a gift wrapped opportunity for fascistic organisations to control information, suppress free speech and manipulate behaviour.

The extensive and intrusive surveillance carried on by the US, UK and EU governments demonstrated the ability of the sick individuals who control technology to create a Panopticon, a prison society with inmates (us) under total surveillance. all the usual suspects are still in the game of course, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon (who surely have developed artificial stupidity rather than artificial intelligence), Cisco, Apple, along with governments.

In the most recent example of corporate fascism via technology, a leading IBM official has resorted to threats and bullying and urged the world to “embrace” ubiquitous surveillance of the public through biometrics, because, he argues, it is too late to fight against it. (“Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated,” to quote Star Trek.)

“…trying to stop this would be fighting the wrong battle.” said Peter Waggett, Programme Leader at IBM’s Emerging Technology Group.

“We’re fighting the wrong battle when we ask should we stop people being observed. That is not going to be feasible. We need to understand how to use that data better,” Waggett added, speaking at a Nesta panel debate on biometrics.

“The information is out of the bottle already — we have to deal with the issues surrounding it now. Embrace the challenge of what we’ve got, embrace understanding it and focus on what we can do with that new data.” he argued, urging people to stop worrying about preventing such surveillance from becoming a societal norm.

“I’ve been working in biometrics for 20 years, and it’s reaching a tipping point where it’s going to be impossible not to understand where people are and what they are doing. Everything will be monitored.” Waggett continued.

A big worry to privacy campaigners, Waggett’s words are all the more scary given that he also heads the BSI British Standards Biometrics Committee – a group set up to develop formal standards in the area of biometrics and promoting their use by government and industry.

During the debate, Waggett referred specifically to depictions of biometric technology in dystopian films such as Minority Report, arguing that such technology is now already in place and unavoidable.

In the film, adapted from Philip K. Dick’s story, the public are under total surveillance from biometric technology linked to massive distributed databases. This snooping is as yet usually used for targeted advertising and the encouragement of mass consumption.

It will not stop there however. The corporate cartels want total control and will stop at nothing less, while the biggest flaw of the scientific (semi – autistic) mindset is it must always go further. Ethical constraints do not exist for such people and ” because we can” is always sufficient justification for doing anything.

The pressure to ID people everywhere they are and whatever they do is growing. Insane, neo Nazi ideas like “the internet of things,” (washing machines and fridges that tell the government about you) will progress it, Waggett noted arguing that people’s biometrics should be made more readily available, by which we must assume that IBM are pushing the idea of RFID chips implanted under our skin. The technology is more sophisticated but the social environment promises to be as oppressive as that of the Big brother regime envisaged in George Orwell’s novel 1984

“Privacy campaigners want to block facial recognition to stop people using invasive technology, but I think a lot of these things can be used for good.” Waggett added, without actually mentioning what good such developments can do.

IBM has recently made headlines because of its involvement in the NSA surveillance scandal. The company is being sued by shareholders for an alleged failure to disclose its involvement in the PRISM program for spying in citizens. The company denies it co-operated with security agencies and claims it has never given customer data or software keys to anyone.

Of course, the company’s shady past with regard to working directly with tyrannical governments to enslave and people is well known. ..

In this context, Waggett’s declarations on how we should all just stop worrying and learn to love the servitude that will be our lot in this Brave New World that is so like the one invented by Aldous Huxley will be greeted with contempt by those of us who are awake to how our world is being hijacked.

The needle of the Orwell Huxley Dick dystopianometer is creeping up.

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What Is Democracy? Alf and Vlad know.

March 28, 2014

Alf Garnett
Alf Garnett – picture source

I’ve been accused of being opposed to democracy (bloggers get accused of all sorts, we’re immune to criticism) for presenting the Russian point of view in my comments on the Ukraine crisis.

These people then tell me as if they are imparting some great news I was unaware of, that “Russia is not a democracy.”

I’m aware of that, I’m also aware that Britian, the EU nations and the USA are no more democratic in the classical sense than Russia. News is manipulated, access to information controlled (and what a great tool the internet has turned into for those whose interests are served by restricting access to information. No matter, who needs the truth as long as you have Boggart Blog.

But what is democracy in this modern technological world. We have come so far from the Athens of Artistotle or the Rome of Quintus Fabius or or Cornelius Scipio. Democratic rule does not really work very well after a community’s population passes about 250,000.

So when people tell me Russia is not a democracy it is, is it not, a case of pot calling kettle back.

What I object to is the way the media call anyone undemocratic the moment they fail to fall ino line and do as bidden by Barack Hussein Obama acting on behalf of his wall Street / BIS bosses. Who elected him to tell Russians what to do, or Europeans of Brits for that matter.

Well with a bit of luch we will be “having a democratic word” with Dave and Co. about their willingness to abdicate their responsibilities and surrender British sovereignty to unelected control freaks.

And if they ignore us, we should perhaps remind them of the words of that great political thinker Alf Garnett: “You can’t ‘ave proper democracy wivout killing people.”

As this Russian example demonstrates.

from The Daily Telegraph
Boris Berezovsky, the Russian oligarch and critic of Vladimir Putin, may have been murdered, a coroner ruled.

Mr Berezovsky’s daughter, Elizaveta, had told how she feared that he had been assassinated by Kremlin “enemies” for warning that the Russian president was a “danger to the world”.

A forensic pathologist hired by Mr Berezovsky’s family also told the inquest that he believed the former billionaire had been strangled to death by a “third party”.

Mr Berezovsky, 67, was found dead in a bathroom at his former wife’s £20 million home in Ascot, Berks, in March last year. He had a ligature around his neck.

The inquest previously heard that a mystery fingerprint was found near the body and a paramedic’s radiation alarm had sounded upon entering the house, leading to speculation that the oligarch was killed by Russian enemies.

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Yeah, That’ll Put The Wind Up Putin

March 25, 2014

Yesterday mainstream media reported Russia is engaged in a military build up along the Ukrainian border while Moldova’s breakaway province of Transnistria, makes noises about wishing to join The Russian Federation. We think David Cameron should be talking to Transnistria about the advantages of their joining the British Empire, check our our post on Transnistria from yesterday’s Noggart Blog and you will understand why.

Into the fray steps Barack Hussein Obama who is drawing red lines on the map again. The last one he drew went from Kuala Lumpur to Diego Garcia.

To counter that Russia’s show of military muscle, Obama and the US – of sector-wide sanctions on the Russian economy. According to administration officials, financial services, energy, metals and mining, defence and engineering are all in the crosshairs.

Once again Obama is all huff and puff and no substance, promising yesterday that “if Russia escalates the situation”, by which we assume he means they invade and annex the Russian – speaking east of Ukraine, then the US and the EU will impose “a greater cost”.

Based on Obama’s track record for wimping out when people challenged his authority as President Of The Entire Universe And Everything Else besides, we should be under no illusions as to what the US President might mean by full-on sanctioning of the Russia economy.

So as Russia lines up the tanks, planes, helicopter gunships, EMP weapons possibly and thousands of well equipped troops, in response Obama has threatened to cancel the bus passes of retired Russian oligarchs living in Florida.

Yeah, that’ll put the wind up Putin.

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Missing Malaysian Aircraft: Crash Or Cover Up

March 11, 2014

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I’d love it if the whacko conspiracy theory that the missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 was actually captured in a tractor beam and pulled into the gaping maw of a mothership leading the alien invasion fleet that has been orbiting earth masked from visual and radar contact by an electronic Cloak of Invisibility turned out to be true. Actually that might not be a conspiracy theory, it’s quite possible I just made it up. Some of the stories being picked up by semi credible news sources are almost as bizarre however (semi credible is as good as it gets for news sources these days).

International Business Times runs with the idea that the plane has been kidnapped. Somali pirates in the stratosphere (well not quite that high, their drug of choice is Qat) you might well ask. I don’t know but if this story is even slightly true something weird is going on:

The mystery surrounding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has deepened with the Chinese media reporting that several of the passengers’ mobile phones were connecting when called by relatives, but the calls were not picked up.

The sister of one of the Chinese passengers on board the vanished flight called his phone live on TV, the Mirror reports.

“This morning, around 11:40 [am], I called my older brother’s number twice, and I got the ringing tone,” said Bian Liangwei. At 2pm, she called again on air and heard it ringing once more.

“If I could get through, the police could locate the position, and there’s a chance he could still be alive” she said. The number has now been passed on to Malaysia Airlines and the Chinese police.

A man from Beijing also called his missing brother on the plane, and reported to the airlines that the phone connected three times and rang before appearing to hang up, according to Shanghai Daily. Media reports claim that the brother had called the number in the presence of reporters before informing the airline.

The Straits Times reported that many of the family members told MAS executive Hugh Dunleavy that the commuters’ mobile phones were ringing but were not being answered.

Dunleavy replied that MAS was calling the mobile phones of the crew members as well, which were ringing, and that he had given the numbers to Chinese investigators.

Relatives of the passengers are urging the authorities to search for the location of phones that rang using the Global Positioning System.

Read more at International Business Times

It has also been reported in Malaysian newspaper The Straits Times that angry family members threw water bottles at an MAS spokesman and threatened to protest in front of the Malaysian embassy in China if the airline did not “disclose” the “truth”.

Chinese media reports several of the passengers’ mobile phones were connecting when called by relatives, but the calls were not picked up.

“This morning, around 11:40 [am], I called my older brother’s number twice, and I got the ringing tone,” said Bian Liangwei, sister of one of the passengers. At 2:00 pm, Bian called again and heard it ringing again.

“If I could get through, the police could locate the position, and there’s a chance he could still be alive.”

She has passed on the number to Malaysia Airlines and the Chinese police.

It has since been denied that calls to cellphones belonging to passengers on the doomed flight are connecting.

Last Sunday night, a Vietnamese search and rescue plane reported spotting possible fragments of the missing plane around 50 miles south-southwest of Vietnam’s Tho Chu island. Volunteer workers say it appears to have ben a false alarm was another false alarm.

Authorities in Vietnam claimed seeing among floating debris items such as life jackets and a door lining. It’s been confirmed, however, that those objects were not from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Boeing 777-200 jet that went off the radar over the Gulf of Thailand .

Relatives of the passengers on the flight have urged the authorities to search for the location of phones that rang using the Global Positioning System.

One of the biggest mysteries in this story is the question, how can a Boeing 777 just vanish into thin air leaving no debris on the oceean surface and no signals from it’s almost indestructible Black Box flight recorder?

Along with the Black Box a transponder on the plane and a radar beacon should continue transmitting its location even if the aircraft comes down in water and sinks. This signals are designed to provide air traffic controllers on the ground with the aircraft’s speed, altitude and direction, and also it’s position if it is neither moving nor airborne according to aviation reporter Tom Clarke, of UK Television Channel 4 News.

But the signal from the transponder was lost at 1.20am, without a change in altitude or course, which has suggested to some a sudden event caused the plane to crash.

Crews however are also able to speak to their airline through ‘discrete radio channels’, another aviation expert John Goglia, wrote on the Forbes website

The Boeing 777 is considered one of the world’s safest passenger jets, and among its standard equipment are a range of technologies designed to keep it in touch with air traffic controllers on the ground.

The ASD-B flight transponder which, unlike the GPS in a car, broadcasts its location by sending information back to air traffic controllers every second, ought by itself be enough to prevent a Boeing 777 to disappearing completely without leaving any trace.

According to the information we have this is precisely what happened to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The sudden cessation of all communication, without a distress signal, suggests a ‘catastrophic failure of the aircraft’.

Press releases from aircraft builder Boeing state “A complete electrical failure is extremely unlikely because of redundancies in the system, especially the ram air turbine which uses the power of the wind generated by the aircraft’s motion in flight to generate electricity which would power critical navigation and communication systems, as well as flight controls.

“But even if the aircraft had a complete electrical failure, the aircraft could have continued to fly.”

Ships and aircraft from over six nations including Malaysia, the U.S.A, Idia, China and Singapore are scouring a wide area in the South China Sea where the plane was last seen on radar.

Meanwhile, 20 passengers on the missing plane are world-class electronic geeks for a major Defense contracting company that specializing in such things as weapons that disappear planes and ships for the battlefield.

They are employed by a company designing and manufacturing cutting edge electronic weaponry for the Department of Defense. Such weaponry includes those making it possible to vanish planes off the radar, as Deborah Dupré reported this weekend in the article, Malaysia Plane Hidden With Electronic Weaponry? 20 High-Tech EW Defense Passengers.

That could just be coincidence of course. Perhaps those people who like to tell us there is a simple, scientific explanation for everything would like to give us a simple scientific explanation for this one.

You’ll have to excuse me now, there’s a tall, skinny, grey guy with enormous eyes at the door and he’s not happy about what I’ve been writing.

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Ukraine Revolution, Glamour Models And Oligarchs

March 10, 2014

About Three Weeks Ago Christina Odone In The Daily Telegraph Asked “Who said the EU is useless? It’s helping freedom fighters in the Ukraine”

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Ever eager to help politicians, academics and media luvvies to get a grip on reality I used my alter ego to reply:

Ed Butt • 18 days ago

According to the best sources we have, Ukraine is evenly split in support of the existing government and the pro EU opposition. Syria and Libya were equally split before intervention by the FUKUS axis plunged those nations into civil conflict.

So are you supporting intervention that escalates the conflict into civil war or leads to fragmentation of Ukraine.

The conflict is being exacerbated by Poland via the EU. It is largely forgotten that the north west of Ukraine used to belong to Poland and they would like like it back please, or at least allied with Poland. The only way that can happen is for Ukraine to become part of EU. However, the majority of the Ukraine voted differently. Now, we cant have that sort of thing, can we? The very thought of it, people choosing not to join the EU and have the bureaucrats of Brussels plunder their nation on behalf of the global banking cartel, that would be completely undemocratic. As we know from the Irish referendum on the Lisbon treaty, if an referendum in an EU nation gives the answer Brussels has not prescribed, then another referendum must be held … and another … and another until the voters get it right.

Telling the truth online is never popular, especially with the lefties who support global totalitarian government, (this is not all lefties, oop ‘ere in ‘t north there are plenty of hairy arsed Old Labour supporters who still believe the WOGS begin at Calais.) Some of the replies I had were so Harriet Harman I began to wonder if I had pissed off PIE.

jamesmace @ Ed Butt • 18 days ago

Are you seriously suggesting that half of Ukraine approves of the oligarchs liquidating state assets and stuffing their pockets with hundreds of Billion$

yanukovich.info

If you actually believe this, I have a lovely Olympic resort to sell you – used only once but bathrooms need some work.

Ed Butt @ jamesmace • 17 days ago

No I don’t believe that, neither do I believe that you can provide one shred of evidence to back up your belief that half Ukraine wants to be another Greece in the EUSSR.
What I have read and find credible (I wouldn’t go as far as to say I believe it entirely) is that half Ukraine is quite fond of Russian culture while the other half is driven by an understandable but irrational hatred of Russia because of what Stalin did to their countrymen.
None of these for a good basis for deciding a nation’s future.

charlberg @ Ed Butt • 18 days ago

‘Best sources’?? Wow – In spite of living in Kiev, I didn’t notice that half of Ukrainians are adamantly against fair elections, free speech, independent courts and eliminating rampant corruption. Is that a GfK survey you are referring to? Would love the link

(Given what we know now – and Boggart Blog knew then – we have to assume Charlberg is visually impaired)

Ed Butt @ charlberg • 17 days ago

You’d do better to comment on what I actually said. Seeing as you didn’t and you are plainly ignorant of what’s going on in the place where you live, you don’t deserve a link.

(Ah well at least his guy was awake)

kievjoy @ charlberg • 17 days ago

I live here too charlberg. Isn’t it strange that people are willing to die for what they don’t believe in. As for the EU, they are, as we say in England, all mouth and trousers.

Ukraine is split. There’s a Russian half and there’s the other half. Any casual observer can tell you that, we only have to think back to the Orange revolution og 2004 – 5 to know it is true. There are bound to be rights and wrongs on both sides, good guys and bad guys too. So what in heaven’s name gives western media and political figures the right to pontificate about “freedom fighters” and a brave and independent political movements ( that, umm – you know, depend on the EU and USA for their funding?

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Since then of course we have had the great stand off and eventually after lots of pressure on mainstream news to stop telling lies and spreading EU / US propaganda, came that notorious BBC Newsnight video report “Neo Nazi Threat In Ukraine which admitted the riots in Kiev had been led by EU / US backed right wing extremists.

Now today we learn that former Ukraine Prime Minister who before the revolution was in prison for fraud, embezzlement and suspected murder (she was awaiting trial on that one), the billionaire oligarch and former glamour model (see below) Yulia Tymoshenko stands accused of laundering money she stole from Ukraine’s treasury through UK banks.

During the uprising in Kiev, Tymoshenko was released from prison and pardoned to enable her to return to front line politics.

Now what was it one of those cupid stunts who tried to tackle Ed Butt said about the revolution happening because people were fed up of oligarchs looting the country? Idiotic effing custard.

Yulia Tymoshenko glamour shot
Yulia Tymoshenko shows off her political campaigning technique Source

SHOCK! Former US Presidential Hopeful Tells The Truth About Ukraine

March 8, 2014

Dennis Kucinich
Dennis Kucinich politician with a mind of his own

Former contender for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2008 Presidential election, Dennis Kucinich dropped a bombshell last Tuesday evening while speaking on the Fox News Bill O’Reilly show. Kucinich dropped information on the Ukraine situation that we do not expect to hear discussed on the mainstream media news broadcasts.

In the interview, Kucinich revealed from an insiders perspective what most of us active in new media already knew, that the United States government was guilty of funding some of the violent rebel groups who have overrun the country. When asked how he would be handling the crisis if he were president, Kucinich replied:

“What I’d do is not have USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy working with U.S. taxpayers’ money to knock off an elected government in Ukraine, which is what they did. I wouldn’t try to force the people of Ukraine into a deal with NATO against their interest or into a deal with the European Union, which is against their economic interest.”

“So, it’s the USA’s fault that Putin rolled in? We made them do it?” O’Reilly replied.

“Bill O’Reilly, if you don’t believe in cause and effect, I don’t know what I can do for you,” Kucinich said.

Dennis Kucinich who stood down from The House Of Representatives in 2013 was always regarded as one of the most liberal of US Politicians but was never a big fan of Barack Obama, being sufficiently well read in political philosophy to recognise that Obama and his supporters are anything but liberal.

always an anti-war stalwart, Kucinich has also been outspoken in his opposition to trade agree of trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (which Obama is trying to railroad through congress without it being debated or voted on by either house and which would surrender US sovereign powers to global corporations), The North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, which would scrap border controls with Mexico and The Trans Atlantic Partnership, which would tie the USA and EU in a corporate friendly, citizen hostile union under the influence of the global banking cartel.

Kucinich is also the only congressional representative to vote against the “9/11 Commemoration” resolution. In a press statement he defended his vote by saying that the bill did not make reference to “the lies that took us into Iraq, the lies that keep us there, the lies that are being used to set the stage for war against Iran and the lies that have undermined our basic civil liberties here at home.” Told you he was outspoken.

Like all politicians, Kucinich certainly isn’t perfect, while his off the wall opinions about The New world Order, UFOs, The Bermuda Triangle and paranormal experiences endear him to Boggart Blog, despite his views against war and criminalisation of drug users Kucinich is in favor of heavy taxation and business regulation. All the same, it’s good to know there are still politicians out there who have minds of their own.

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Russia Today journalist Quits Over Whitewashing Of Putin

March 6, 2014

Russia Today
Picture source: The Guardian

Former (as of last night)Russia Today correspondent in Washington DC, Liz Wahl’s publicly announced (while live on air reportedly) that she “cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin…” (see video clip below) Well she is probably correct on that, it would be quite unreasonable to believe a news organisation funded by the government of Russia would reports in an unbiased and objective way the festering underbelly of Russian politics.

Another US national working for Russia today, Abby Martin, also spoke out on air against the Kermlin action because she felt the intervention in Ukraine was morally wrong.

Ms Martin said: “I can’t stress enough how strongly I am against any state intervention in a sovereign nation’s affairs. Just because I work here doesn’t mean I don’t have editorial independence,” she said, adding: “What Russia did was wrong.””

RT said it respected Ms Martin’s views, and that she would not be reprimanded.

If only we had some journalists and broadcasters or newspapers, rdio and television news organisations in Britain that took the job so seriously people would resign rather than pump out government friendly propganda.

Can you imagine what would happen if some journo said, OK President Obama aka Barry Soeroro, if as you say you are eligible to serve as Presodent how come you will not show your long form birth certificate / reveal school and college records / explain why your social security number really belongs to a dead guy? There would be a witch hunt.

Or what if a BBC news reporter said, “Well OK, this UKIP member told a rather tasteless joke in a private conversation. I don’t really think that makes everybody in the party a racist.

Or what if some columnist for The Guardian or The Indy wrote, “Actually I think same sex marriage is a stupid idea”.

Yeah.

At least RT was correct when it said yesterday that “Contrary to the popular opinion, RT doesn’t beat its journalists into submission, and they are free to express their own opinions, not just in private but on the air.” One wonders if Ms. Wahl’s next stop will be MSNBC, FOX, CNN, or any other US mainstream media organisation where the truly objective and unbiased coverage is as common as rocking horse shit.

And now back to mainstream media’s unbiased and objective coverage of the Ukraine crisis, which after previously deomonising Putin and Russia for being behind the violence in Kiev was forced when presented with incontrovertible evidence to admit that it may well have been Kiev’s current post-coup and US-supported acting governmenta bunch of neo Nazi thugs according to westerners on the ground in Ukraine, that ordered the murder of its own civilians in an apparent attempt to escalate conflict and provoke the Russians into doing something that would force western intervention. Ummmm – haven’t we been here before? For Kiev read Damasus.

RUSSIA TODAY PRESENTER QUITS ON AIR.