Friday, May 26, 2017

Egypt Launches Airstrikes Against Libya- Manchester Pretext?

The justification being the attack on the coptic Christians? But are the two really related?
Or is Egypt simply fulfilling it's NATO role, increasing attacks on Libya,  that looked nearly inevitable after the false flag in Manchester
"Interesting? So with ISIS taking responsibility do we now have a network connection that takes us back to Libya?"
Egypt launches airstrikes- hit's alleged training base?
Egyptian air force planes have carried out six strikes directed at camps near Derna in Libya where Cairo believes militants responsible for a deadly attack on Christians earlier in the day were trained, Egyptian military sources said on Friday.

The report came minutes after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had announced Egyptian forces struck jihadist camps but without saying where the strikes took place.
Earlier in the day, at least 28 Coptic Christians were killed and another 22 wounded when the bus they were traveling in was attacked by gunmen in central Egypt as they were heading to the monastery near the upper Nile city of Minya.


 Local media also broadcast images of the bus riddled with machine gun fire. Security officials quoted witnesses as saying they saw eight to 10 attackers in military uniforms and masks. The bus was in a small convoy that was stopped on a desert road. A pick-up truck in the convoy carrying workmen to the monastery was also targeted.
" Security officials quoted witnesses as saying they saw eight to 10 attackers in military uniforms and masks"

The remote monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor in Maghagha, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Cairo is only reachable by a short, unpaved route off the main highway.

Senseless act
In a message to the Egyptian president on Friday, Pope Francis said he was saddened by the barbaric attack and "of the tragic loss of life and injury caused by this senseless act of hatred."
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi made an appeal to the US president in his televised address hours after the attack. "I direct my appeal to President Trump: I trust you, your word and your ability to make fighting global terror your primary task."
He also said his forces had struck bases where militants have been trained, but gave no details.
A manhunt is underway to find the attackers.
 "I direct my appeal to President Trump: I trust you, your word and your ability to make fighting global terror your primary task."

Uh oh! There has been a coordinated sales pitch emanating out of the NATO meeting regarding the war against terror , so called. Coming hot on the heels of the Manchester hard sell

International condemnation
The United Nations Security Council condemned the killings in Egypt on Friday and reaffirmed "terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security."
Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group also condemned the attack saying it was "a new crime added to the criminal record of a murderers' gang." In a statement released in Beirut, Hezbollah called for a "strong and frank stance in the face of terrorism that takes religion as a cover."
In Berlin, Foreign ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said Germany "condemns in the strongest possible terms these kinds of attacks on believers" and grieves with the victims and their relatives. He said Germany would cooperate with Egypt "to ensure that things like this don't happen again in future."
IS vows to step up strikes following pope visit
The killings comes less than a month after Pope Francis visited Egypt to call for inter-religious tolerance amid an upsurge in Islamist militant attacks against Christians. Egypt has the largest Christian community in the region, accounting for about 10 percent of the population.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but so-called "Islamic State" (IS) suicide bombers have carried out similar attacks. Following Pope Francis' visit, an affiliate of IS in Egypt vowed it would carry out further attacks on Egyptian Christians.
Egypt's main religious authority, Al-Azhar, condemned the shooting. In a statement, Al-Azhar's Grand Imam, Ahmed al-Taye, said: "The Minya incident is unacceptable to Muslims and Christians and it targets Egypt's stability."
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi called for a meeting with top security aides to discuss the incident.
Interesting ISIS didn't claim responsibility
From earlier and yesterday..

Manchester: Blowback as CIA Obfuscation

 Rant time!

Is the Manchester bombing really "blowback"?

 I've long had issues with the common presentation of blowback.   Writing about this for the first time in 2014. Following up again in 2016. And, here we are again!


The term blowback ORIGINATED with the CIA.

Blowback
 "Blowback” is a CIA term first used in March 1954 in a recently declassified report on the 1953 operation to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran"
It is claimed that "blowback" is a metaphor for the alleged unintended consequences of the US government’s international activities that have been kept secret from the American people.

This term blowback can of course be applied to the alleged unintended consequences of any intelligence agencies covert activities

The fact that it was the CIA that created this term for what they claim are 'unintended consequences" is a huge red flag.

How do we know the consequences were unintended? 

Because the CIA tells us so? Should we take the CIA at it's word? 
Are they known for their honesty? Or their deception? 

When considering blowback, as an alleged unintended consequence, we have to consider the real possibility, in fact the likelihood, that the term was coined as a deception. 

It's quite interesting to observe that the concept of "blowback" and the creation of NATO stay behind operations/covert ops aka Gladio sometime after WW2 very nearly run in sync with each other. As does the very creation of the CIA itself,  after WW2(in cahoots with MI6)

1- WW2 ends
2- CIA created
3- CIA/MI6:  Stay-behind armies
4- CIA coined term "blowback", made public in 1953, most probably as an obfuscation for intelligence agency covert irregular ops.

As  explained twice previously the term blowback is circular reasoning-  

Both literally and figuratively speaking. I expect that was why the term was created. It was intended as a type of circular reasoning- to explain away an actual occurrence. And as a metaphor. A figure of speech.  Blowback.

2014: The logical fallacy of “blowback” Intoxication with the blowback mind virus

 Blowback, as commonly touted by the lying war mongering media, is always presented in this fashion: unforseen consequences from previous actions  Emphasis always on the “unforseen” Unforseen- defined as not anticipated or predicted.


Is it sensible that the Manchester incident could not have been foreseen or anticipated?
It is not. Because it has plenty of precedents. 

Blowback very often walks hand in hand with incompetence.

If we as individuals undertake behaviours repeatedly that cause harm, can we claim blowback as the excuse? Obviously not! So why do we not only believe but continue to make excuses for those we allow to lead? When are we going to hold the 'leaders' accountable? Why do we continue to excuse their abuses?

2016: Blowback: Begging the Question/Petitio Principii and Circular Reasoning

Blowback is a logical fallacy. Blowback assumes the conclusion in it's premise.
It's a closed loop which shuts down any questioning.

 The claim of blowback should be employed judiciously and looked upon much more critically as an answer to the why of some thing happening. Guess that explains why I stay away from blowback as a routine fall back response!

 From earlier:

Google & Surveillance Capitalism: Tracking Off Line Purchases

Google & Surveillance Capitalism: Tracking Off Line Purchases

Of course, you can count on Google to do nothing to protect your privacy, despite their claims.
 Since, Google is breaching and exploiting your privacy by tracking your off line purchases and connecting them to your "on line profile" 




Google’s new ability to match people’s offline credit card purchases to their online lives is a stunning display of surveillance capitalism in action.
The capability, which Google unveiled this week, allows the company to connect the dots between the ads that it shows its users and what they end up actually buying. This is a crucial link for Google’s business that, for all of the company’s inventiveness, remains a matter of attracting users to its predominantly free services, collecting user data, and leveraging that data to sell advertising. If Google can show that someone who saw an ad for a furniture store in Google Maps, say, then went and made a big purchase at that store, the store’s owner is much more likely to run more ads.
Of course, Google has been able to track your location using Google Maps for a long time. Since 2014, it has used that information to provide advertisers with information on how often people visit their stores. But store visits aren’t purchases, so, as Google said in a blog post on its new service for marketers, it has partnered with “third parties” that give them access to 70 percent of all credit and debit card purchases.
So, if you buy stuff with a card, there’s a less than one-in-three chance that Google doesn’t know about it.
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 Beyond that, us regular folks pretty much have to take it on faith that this system works. Given how few “anonymous” data points are required to identify an individual from credit card data, it’s hard to believe that linking people’s behavior on services as diverse as Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, and others to offline buying habits couldn’t result in someone’s privacy being compromised, especially if it ever fell into the hands of hackers.

Don't Miss the two previous interviews:

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Unspun: Robin S Eubanks "Education and Personalized Learning"

Of course the presentation of Education and Personalized Learning has nothing to do with reality of this type of "learning"

Personalized learning is more about altering your child's unique personal values at  neural levels and shape them to better produce conforming, compliant unthinking reactive adult- Creating irrationality.

Disgraceful.



Robin's website, started in 2012, is Invisible Serfs Collar


This interview is a definite partner to the earlier post:

iMinds: Total Technology and Human Evolution- Mari Swingle

 

iMinds: Total Technology and Human Evolution- Mari Swingle

 Interview via Legalise Freedom



 While some of the unwanted side effects of technology are recognised and well-known, are we too quick to dismiss them as a temporary phase affecting a lonely minority?

The advocates of 21st Century technology themselves are quick to point to an array of benefits, many undeniable, but at what point does our second life take over our real life, social media become anti-social? In our headlong rush towards techno-utopia, are we inadvertently breeding a generation of alienated, dysfunctional loners paralysed by endless choice and lost in a fantasy world of gaming, pornography, and all manner of virtual reality? Delving into the dark side of this brave new world, we examine the dangers of technological addiction and abuse, the debilitating psychological and physical fallout, and the potential to affect even the evolutionary future of the human race itself.

I thought this an excellent interview. Must listen stuff. Much food for thought

 Dr. Mari Swingle discusses her book i-Minds: How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming, and Social Media are Changing Our Brains, Our Behaviour, and the Evolution of Our Species.


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Give it a listen and share some rational, sentient, comments

 While I enjoy my blog and the ability to communicate with others via this resource- Sadly, the many negatives inherent in this type of technology are glaringly obvious. Not growing up with this technology gave me a much more real world basis for real life, that I find vastly more enjoyable
 Virtual reality is NOT reality. It is little more then an extremely limiting cheap imitation of actual physical life on the planet.

The immersion in technology and the lack of real world experiences is how nonsense such as the 'conceptual penis' and 'gender studies' can be sold as reality. Being groomed for exploitation by the elite psychopaths doesn't have any appeal to me.
I will be putting up another interview today regarding how the education system manipulates the minds of youth, prepping them to believe harmful, destructive nonsense. Making them less then human. Prepping for the borg mind. Yup, that's how I see it. 
Protect your kids, seriously.
I had to do it when our child was in  elementary school... From the crap being taught even then.
Retarded reading techniques and nonsensical mathematics.

UPDATE: Mari speaks in the interview about the Baby Einstein scam - Disney, of course!

Baby Einsteins: Not so smart after all, In fact dumber then other babies

In the latest study on the effects of popular videos such as the "Baby Einstein" and "Brainy Baby" series, researchers find that these products may be doing more harm than good. And they may actually delay language development in toddlers.
 Led by Frederick Zimmerman and Dr. Dimitri Christakis, both at the University of Washington, the research team found that with every hour per day spent watching baby DVDs and videos, infants learned six to eight fewer new vocabulary words than babies who never watched the videos.
 These products had the strongest detrimental effect on babies 8 to 16 months old, the age at which language skills are starting to form. "The more videos they watched, the fewer words they knew," says Christakis. "These babies scored about 10% lower on language skills than infants who had not watched these videos."
 Screen time clearly has a dumbing down effect from the get go-

The accompanying interview is now posted:

Unspun: Robin S Eubanks "Education and Personalized Learning"

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The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct: A Sokal-Style Hoax on Gender Studies

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct: A Sokal-Style Hoax on Gender Studies

 There is a big problem in what passes for science these days  That problem is no real, verifiable science and too much agenda. Scientism reigns supreme
  • excessive belief in the power of scientific knowledge and techniques.


    Hoaxing Gender Studies Journal 
    The scientism hoax will be posted at the very end for you to read entirely- I'll post some direct quotations from the scientific study also
That these individuals had this hoax published at all speaks to us of many problems with what passes as science these days.
1-Pay for play: Very, very common in science/medical journals etc., (I’ll address that with a bit more depth further down the post
2-Peer review: What’s the value of claiming peer review if...
 a) it’s not reviewed with a skeptical eye or not reviewed at all?
 b) it’s published based on agendas and the peer review label serves as a type of appeal to authority rather then anything truly legitimate?
c) a hoax can actually receive two glowing peer reviews

  After reading through the many, many comments some points of interest stood out.

 Some of commenters claimed, because the authors had paid for publishing, this took away from their success in outing the fakery & agenda inherent in far to much science, Gender science included- As in haha you spent money to get this published.  It was lost on these very critics that there is a problem when it’s as easy as paying a fee to be published- no legit science necessary. Profit trumps real, provable, factual, reproducible, observable science.

Others claim that since other scientific journals have been hoaxed this is not a negative on the  specific journal that published this specific hoax- Yikes, so hoaxes have been published in more then one peer reveiwed, pay to play or otherwise journal, obviously, and that’s not a bad thing, entirely? Suuuurreeeee...

Then there are the penis envy commenters... of course, there are the you feel threatened commenters? (not worth my time addressing ad hominem attacks)

The very problems these commenters down play regarding this hoax makes even more obvious the problem of gibberish/agenda being passed off as ‘science’. In a range of scientific fields, not limited to ‘gender studies’. Which is a social science aka society shaping/manipulating science.

The medical journals are full of ghost written pharmaceutical paid for ‘scientific studies’ I would say the AGW field is chock full of the same gibberish aka glossalalia as the ‘gender studies’ field, as the medical journals.. You will read the authors of the gender studies hoax actually blame the male sex organ for anthropogenic global warming!

Before we get to the gender science, pay for play hoax,  let’s talk about yet another AGW glossalia/science claim has bitten the dust.

The Great Lakes are going to dry up...

Being from the Great Lakes region this is one years ago we were informed of repeatedly

Dec 22/2009 “Climate change models suggest that temperatures will increase over the next century over the Great Lakes.
“ The truth is likely somewhere in between, with water levels falling between 0.23 meters and 2.5 meters.”
Temperatures haven't increased and water levels haven't fallen.
2012- “lake levels dropped to less than two inches (4 cm) above record lows”

Of course the claim is this is due to AGW and carbon “pollution” ( Carbon;The bedrock of all life on the planet) No explanation on what caused the previous record lows or when they occurred but lots of boogabooga.

The National Geographic article also claims the Great Lakes are at near ‘record high temperatures’ but fails to back up that claim- Recall in my previous post I mentioned the Great Lake temps are no longer reported on or publicly mentioned?? - Secret

Reality, because REAL SCIENCE is observable.   

The Lakes are at near record or perhaps record high levels with flooding all over the place- And expected to stay there. Exactly opposite of what was claimed by the AGW scientists and their forecasting (crystal ball reading)

Lake levels high- Breitbart with external links outward- check the outward links and don't shoot the messenger. If that won’t do it for you I’ve more links in the comments, previous post linked above, regarding flooding all around Lake Ontario..

Toronto Islands flooded- Carp swimming in the baseball diamonds- Buildings threatened

If AGW science had ever gotten it right I would be writing here today about how much bigger Toronto’s Islands have grown- And how much more prime beach front suddenly came up for sale- But that’s not REALITY

Pay to play from medical to science journals

If a gender studies hoax can be published, payment or not, and glowingly reviewed what might this tell us about all so called peer reviewed science? AGW science? Medical science? Biology? Etc.,? I question the validity of the many scientific claims I've read over the years of having this blog- particularly when they've turned out to be so dam wrong!

Skeptic

Premise:
 This paper should never have been published. Titled, “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct,” our paper “argues” that “The penis vis-à-vis maleness is an incoherent construct. We argue that the conceptual penis is better understood not as an anatomical organ but as a gender-performative, highly fluid social construct.” As if to prove philosopher David Hume’s claim that there is a deep gap between what is and what ought to be, our should-never-have-been-published paper was published in the open-access (meaning that articles are freely accessible and not behind a paywall), peer-reviewed journal Cogent Social Sciences. (In case the PDF is removed, we’ve archived it.)
 Assuming the pen names “Jamie Lindsay” and “Peter Boyle,” and writing for the fictitious “Southeast Independent Social Research Group,” we wrote an absurd paper loosely composed in the style of post-structuralist discursive gender theory. The paper was ridiculous by intention, essentially arguing that penises shouldn’t be thought of as male genital organs but as damaging social constructions. We made no attempt to find out what “post-structuralist discursive gender theory” actually means. We assumed that if we were merely clear in our moral implications that maleness is intrinsically bad and that the penis is somehow at the root of it, we could get the paper published in a respectable journal.

Quotes from the paper:
 Manspreading — a complaint levied against men for sitting with their legs spread wide — is akin to raping the empty space around him.

Consider some examples. Here’s a paragraph from the conclusion, which was held in high regard by both reviewers:
We conclude that penises are not best understood as the male sexual organ, or as a male reproductive organ, but instead as an enacted social construct that is both damaging and problematic for society and future generations. The conceptual penis presents significant problems for gender identity and reproductive identity within social and family dynamics, is exclusionary to disenfranchised communities based upon gender or reproductive identity, is an enduring source of abuse for women and other gender-marginalized groups and individuals, is the universal performative source of rape, and is the conceptual driver behind much of climate change.
You read that right. We argued that climate change is “conceptually” caused by penises. How do we defend that assertion? Like this:
Destructive, unsustainable hegemonically male approaches to pressing environmental policy and action are the predictable results of a raping of nature by a male-dominated mindset. This mindset is best captured by recognizing the role of [sic] the conceptual penis holds over masculine psychology. When it is applied to our natural environment, especially virgin environments that can be cheaply despoiled for their material resources and left dilapidated and diminished when our patriarchal approaches to economic gain have stolen their inherent worth, the extrapolation of the rape culture inherent in the conceptual penis becomes clear.
And like this, which we claim follows from the above by means of an algorithmically generated nonsense quotation from a fictitious paper, which we referenced and cited explicitly in the paper:
Toxic hypermasculinity derives its significance directly from the conceptual penis and applies itself to supporting neocapitalist materialism, which is a fundamental driver of climate change, especially in the rampant use of carbon-emitting fossil fuel technologies and careless domination of virgin natural environments. We need not delve deeply into criticisms of dialectic objectivism, or their relationships with masculine tropes like the conceptual penis to make effective criticism of (exclusionary) dialectic objectivism. All perspectives matter.
If you’re having trouble understanding what any of that means, there are two important points to consider. First, we don’t understand it either. Nobody does. This problem should have rendered it unpublishable in all peer-reviewed, academic journals. Second, these examples are remarkably lucid compared to much of the rest of the paper.

Read all you want at the Skeptic link above

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

American Officials Leak Name of Manchester Suicide Bomber

UPDATES BELOW:

He's been identified by US officials. Son of Libyan immigrants who allegedly fled Gaddafi's regime.
If the bomber died in the blast wouldn't they need some forensics for proper identity?
Of course a deceased victim wouldn't necessarily be the bomber anyway..
How could the US have identified this person so quickly and publicly? 
That put a bit of pressure on  Theresa May, no?

 Live Blog
More details are emerging about suicide bomber Salman Abedi.
Local reports said he was the child of Libyan refugees who fled to the UK to escape Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime, and was one of four children.
Theresa May previously said the bomber had been identified by security agencies, but that they were unable to name them at such an early stage of the investigation.
However, American officials appeared to have leaked Abedi's identity to media on the other side of the Atlantic.

Armed police raided the home of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi, ordering residents indoors as they carried out a controlled explosion.
Elsmore Road, where 23-year-old Abedi was registered as living, became the centre of the investigation into Monday's outrage.
Neighbours in the red-bricked semi-detached street said they knew little about who was living at the home.
 The man who blew himself up during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena has been named as 23-year-old Salman Abedi, US officials have said. Abedi killed 22 people, including children, and wounded 59 more shortly after Grande had finished her performance last night. Isis claimed responsibility for the attack. More follows
Two curiosities- The US names the perp and ISIS takes the responsibility

The Independent: Manchester Arena attacker identified: Police know who carried out suicide bombing, says Theresa May
Police have identified the Manchester Arena attacker but it is too early in the investigation to release his name, Theresa May has said.
“The police and security services believe they know the identity of the perpetrator but at this stage of their investigations we cannot confirm his name," the Prime Minister added.
“The police and emergency services have as always acted with great courage and on behalf of the country I want to express our gratitude to them - they acted in accordance with the plans they have in place and the exercises they conduct to test those plans and they performed with the utmost professionalism."

Police were urging members of the public not to speculate on the terrorist's identity as the investigation continued.
At least 22 people were killed and 59 more injured in the blast, which the foyer between Manchester Arena and Victoria station as thousands of people flooded out of an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.
There has been no official claim of responsibility for the atrocity, but both Isis and al-Qaeda have been calling for attacks on the West and issued bomb-making guides.
Ian Hopkins, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, said investigators believe the attack was carried out by a lone suicide bomber “carrying” a homemade device.“The priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network,” he added.
Interesting? So with ISIS taking responsibility do we now have a network connection that takes us back to Libya? Or  will this be the justification for stepping up military intervention in Syria/Iraq?

 May 24/2017 It appears we have a direct link back to Libya 

Globe & Mail

In Libya, authorities arrested Abedi’s father and a younger brother. The anti-terror force that took the brother, 18-year-old Hashim, into custody said the teenager had confessed that both he and his brother were a part of the Islamic State group and that Hashim Abedi had been aware of the details of the attack.
The father, Ramadan Abedi, denied his son’s involvement in an interview with The Associated Press earlier Wednesday, saying “We don’t believe in killing innocents.”

Manchester news from Ally!

Terror attack in my city. Shocked. What are your thoughts? Police making arrests near my house.

Manchester has the immigrant population in the UK after England, and is also the second largest city. Lots of immigrants and it generally known for being a very friendly city-little discrimination. In the EU referendum, the Manchester population overall voted to remain so this attack will definitely serve to create tension in one of the most immigrant-friendly cities in the UK. I am of that feeling too, Penny. They knew what the result was going to be before they held the referendum and would not have called for it if they thought the people would not vote the way they wanted them to.


And yes, someone arrested quite quickly. Friends reporting that there are police vans outside a shopping mall arresting a man. How'd they find him so quick?? For all I know, it is a false flag!
If Ally leaves any additional info I will post it here! 

UPDATE #1:  UK Terror Threat Raised from High to Critical
The UK terror threat level has been raised from severe to the highest - critical - after the Manchester Arena bombing.
The move indicates that another attack is believed to be imminent.
Theresa May announced the threat level change, saying military personnel could be deployed to support armed police officers.
She said: "It is a possibility we cannot ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack."

Katy Perry pushing the globalist agenda: Solution to Terrorism: 'No Barriers, No Borders'

Influencing young minds with globalist gibberish- Hopefully no one listens to such tripe?

  The  UK Born suicide bomber has ties to Didsbury Mosque

This Didsbury Mosque rings a bell....
The Manchester Arena suicide bomber had made trips to Libya, Downing Street said last night, as intelligence agencies combed his connections with al-Qaeda and Islamic State in his parents’ homeland.
Salman Abedi, 22, was born in Manchester
 Abedi’s older brother Ismail had been a tutor at Didsbury mosque’s Koran school.
 He had become radicalised recently - it is not entirely clear when - and had worshipped at a local mosque that has, in the past, been accused of fund-raising for jihadists.

Didsbury MI5 previous connections... MI5 Betrayed Libyan Dissident 
 "This time, the plan was to set up further meetings with the target in Didsbury, with the hope of introducing him to MI5"