TINFOILHAT: The Fake Coronavirus ???

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NOTE: Readers have sent me electron microscope images of what are claimed to be “isolated COVID virus.” An image here, an image there—this is NOT the way science is done, as I will explain fully in this article. I have also been sent a CDC document that claims the COVID virus has been isolated.

I have also been sent a CDC document that claims the COVID virus has been isolated. However, that document is dated two months earlier than the CDC document that admits they do not have the virus. So it means nothing.

Last week, I wrote and published two articles (here and here) exposing the root of the poisonous tree: the CDC admits it does not have an isolated COVID virus.

Therefore, SARS-CoV-2, the pandemic virus, has never been proved to exist.

This shattering fact reveals the whole pandemic is a fraud. The virus, the test, the case numbers—all fraud. And the lockdowns were unnecessary and criminal.

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Source: The Fake Coronavirus and the Missing Study: The Secret in Plain Sight

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Sorry, but could this all be some type of giant “mistake” or worse.

Remember: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” — Rahm Emanuel

Did the D’s — politicians, bureaucrats, the Deep State, the Big Media, Big Tech, and a mob of liberals — use this that for its own purposes like “Orange Man Bad”!

Argh!

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TINFOILHAT: A conspiracy theory turns to fact!!!

https://buff.ly/3gEO176

Unsealed Ghislaine Maxwell Court Docs Reveal Conspiracy Theory Turned Fact
Originally Posted at FMShooter – Authored by Jon Hall

“Time and time again, conspiracy theory turns to fact and the willing masses ensure ignorance to it …”

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It’s important to point out, though – that some of this new information backs up long-whispered conspiracies. Why else would Bill Clinton be on Epstein’s flight logs if not to take advantage of and sexually abuse underage girls? The unsealed documents also allege of frequent orgies on Little St. James island involving prominent celebrities and underage girls – and many have long believed since Harvey Weinstein that the entire movie industry is rotten inside and out, manipulating and abusing children for naught other than sheer deviancy and degeneracy.

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Those flight logs should be Exhibit #1 in a major prosecution.

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TINFOILHAT: Where did the bricks come from?

Those mysterious pallets of bricks appearing at riot central in every Democrat controlled city in America didn’t deliver themselves. Whatever peaceful intent some protestors may have had was hijacked by centrally coordinated organizations hell bent on destroying the moral and ethical foundations of our country.

Source: BOILING POINT – The Burning Platform

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Seems like a reasonable question to ask!

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TINFOILHAT: But “conspiracy theories” are NOT always misinformation, remember who coined the term

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It’s no secret that platforms like YouTube and Reddit have long been breeding grounds for conspiracy theories and misinformation. Whether intentional or not, algorithms have led millions of ordinary people down the rabbit hole into these communities.

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Sorry, but “Conspiracy Theories” are not alway from the tin foil hat brigade.

Some times, most time, they are legitimate questions!

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TINFOILHAT: The WuFlu was deliberate attack on the USA by China

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/coronavirus-wuhan-lab-china-compete-us-sources

Sources believe coronavirus outbreak originated in Wuhan lab as part of China’s efforts to compete with US
By Bret Baier, Gregg Re | Fox News

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EXCLUSIVE: There is increasing confidence that the COVID-19 outbreak likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory, though not as a bioweapon but as part of China’s attempt to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States, multiple sources who have been briefed on the details of early actions by China’s government and seen relevant materials tell Fox News.

This may be the “costliest government cover-up of all time,” one of the sources said.

The sources believe the initial transmission of the virus – a naturally occurring strain that was being studied there – was bat-to-human and that “patient zero” worked at the laboratory, then went into the population in Wuhan.

The “increasing confidence” comes from classified and open-source documents and evidence, the sources said. Fox News has requested to see the evidence directly. Sources emphasized — as is often the case with intelligence — that it’s not definitive and should not be characterized as such. Some inside the administration and the intelligence and epidemiological communities are more skeptical, and the investigation is continuing.

What all of the sources agree about is the extensive cover-up of data and information about COVID-19 orchestrated by the Chinese government.

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Anyone who doesn’t find this “convenient” maybe a fool, or delusional!

How do you explain the WuFlu from skipping Peking and Hong Kong?

Wuhan, with its extensive connection to Italy and the USA, would be the perfect vector for such an attack.

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TINFOILHAT: Don’t believe conspiracy theories; coronavirus wasn’t created in a lab

Anderson and her collaborators found evidence in the virus’ spike-like proteins, which help the infection grab and penetrate animal cells, to determine that they “evolved to effectively target a molecular feature” specific to human cells. The function is so effective, in fact, that they believe only natural selection could have produced such an efficient virus.

The Scripps teams also note that anyone attempting to generate a new coronavirus on their own — in a lab, for instance — would have used a prior coronavirus as a template. But the structure of SARS-CoV-2, they found, was unlike any they had previously encountered in humans, and instead resembled those found in bats and pangolins. Scientists believe the virus may have originated in a bat.

Dr. Josie Golding, epidemics lead at UK-based Wellcome Trust, also told Scripps that their findings are “crucially important to bring an evidence-based view to the rumors that have been circulating about the origins of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) causing COVID-19.”

Source: Don’t believe conspiracy theories; coronavirus wasn’t created in a lab

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So, what about the report that there was Chinese bio lab 600 yards from the wild food market in Wuhan?

Didn’t anyone else see that report?

Awfully convenient!

Or will this be like the BBC report of WTC7 collapse 20 minutes before it did?

Why did the BBC report the WTC Building 7 collapse twenty minutes in advance of the event?

Sorry but all I can do is ask questions and recall “hot stories gone cold”!

I only know what I am told and the quote from a great Jurist —  “If it doesn’t make sense, it’s not true.” — Judge Judy!

This all doesn’t make sense.  Too coincidental.

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https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/debunking-nature-magazines-covid-19-definitely-didnt-come-lab-china-propaganda

Debunking Nature Magazine’s “COVID-19 Definitely Didn’t Come From A Lab” China Propaganda
by Tyler Durden
Fri, 03/20/2020 – 23:25

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Maybe you shouldn’t blindly believe everything you read? Even if the source has a pretty solid reputation?

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Below is a takedown of that article, and the good news is a much more nuanced and honest look at the origins of COVID-19, the Wuhan Strain of coronavirus is just a click away.

Thus, the high-affinity binding of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein to human ACE2 is most likely the result of natural selection on a human or human-like ACE2 that permits another optimal binding solution to arise. This is strong evidence that SARS-CoV-2 is not the product of purposeful manipulation.

As our report mentions right at the start, scientists passed the H5N1 Bird Flu through a series of ferret hosts until it gained ACE2 affinity and then became incredibly virulent, which is what’s seen with COVID-19 since its affinity to ACE2 is orders of magnitude higher than SARS. That process would leave a genome that appears “natural” and not purposeful as well since it wouldn’t leave a genomic smoking gun and would simply appear to be the result of “natural” selection. However the addition of artificial generations produced by this process of passing through ferrets in the lab would create a lot of genetic distance from any possible relatives – precisely what is seen in COVID-19: it forms its own clade and appears very distant from all other bat coronaviruses. So this is lazy research, they’re either unaware of the Bird Flu study or are willfully ignoring it.

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So I, your faithful blogger and resident curmudgeon don’t believe ANYTHING.  Even that sun will rise tomorrow morning.  (Best I can say is: “It appears to rise every morning”!)

As far as the Wuhan virus is concerned, it’s an ideal Conspiracy Theory.  Because whatever is advanced as “proof” or “evidence” is probably tempered by politics, politicians, and bureaucrats.

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Another Whistleblower Suicide: the Immediate and Unquestioned State Narrative of Philip Haney’s Death – LewRockwell

SECOND OF TWO BLOG POSTS ON THIS TOPIC — SPECIFIC RANT ABOUT “Philip Haney”

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The latest so-called “suicide,” which has all the markings of a planned assassination, is that of Philip Haney. Haney was a whistleblower, and one of the founders of Homeland Security. He was a true insider that had evidence, and wrote about it in his book, “See Something, Say Nothing,” about the Obama administration’s orders to destroy the raw material that had been collected concerning Islamic terrorist groups.

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Philip Haney was, according to those that knew him, a very happy man, had just recently gotten engaged to be married, and was attempting to publish a follow-up to his tell-all book. But do I know for a fact that he did not commit suicide?

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The Epstein story was disappeared almost immediately, and held much more interest to the ignorant masses, so how long before this likely murder is disappeared from view?

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Source: Another Whistleblower Suicide: the Immediate and Unquestioned State Narrative of Philip Haney’s Death – LewRockwell

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Here’s the story about the death.

Here’s another “apparent suicide” that does seem to be “kosher”.

Like Epstein, it doesn’t make any sense.  Happy about to be married?

Convenient for BHO44 that he “suicided”, maybe it’s like ARKAN-cide?

If anyone decides to be a whistleblower, then they better have a depot of data “in case of my death”.

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TINFOILHAT: Another Whistleblower Suicide: the Immediate and Unquestioned State Narrative of Philip Haney’s Death – LewRockwell

FIRST OF TWO BLOG POSTS ON THIS TOPIC — GENERAL RANT ABOUT “Conspiracy Theories”

It seems due to the brainwashing of the American commoner, and the almost total indoctrination machine of the state that is used to dumb down the populace at large, that apathy has become so rampant as to allow the general acceptance of fallacious state narratives. These narratives that concern the very suspicious deaths of any that challenge the ruling class or their political puppets, and almost without question, seem to be never-ending these days. There are an unbelievable number of victims of so-called “apparent suicides,” assassinations, outright murder, disappearance, strange car crashes, poisonings, and any other number of unlikely death scenarios of those that have damning information about the state, its wars, and its secrets, and have the guts to tell the truth. Coincidence is no longer a reasonable argument concerning these deaths, and actually never has been legitimate.

Source: Another Whistleblower Suicide: the Immediate and Unquestioned State Narrative of Philip Haney’s Death – LewRockwell

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I’m fed up with the Establishment, the Deep State, Politicians, and Bureaucrats feeding us “barbara streisand” and expecting us to take it without question, confirmation, evidence, or even “reasonability”.  “Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining” … book title by the pre-eminent jurist of our day Ms. Judy Sheindlin.  That’s how I feel. She’s also famous for: “If it doesn’t make sense, it’s not true.

I think the reason, that “Conspiracy Theories” take root and hand on, is that they try to apply “common sense” to what appears implausible, impossible, or just a ridiculous explanation that we are supposed to believe and shut up.

Over the years, I’ve been building a taxonomy of the various “Conspiracy Theories” (e.g., JFK; Pearl Harbor; Lusitania) and their subsections — like 9/11 has the 1&2 WTC collapse, Pentagon, 7WTC, and the Saudi-gate (both the connection to the Saudi Royals and that they were hustled out before they could be questioned)!!!

This article has nice set of “attributes” — “apparent suicides,” assassinations, outright murder, disappearance, strange car crashes, poisonings, and any other number of unlikely death scenarios!

I’m going to get more rigorous on that taxonomy.

The CIA Coined the Term Conspiracy Theorist In 1967. Just to discredit objections.

Well that doesn’t work with me.  I’ll just adjust my tin foil hat and keep asking questions.

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TINFOILHAT: Murdered JFK lover Mary Pinchot Meyer is revived in two new books

Pinchot Meyer was killed on October 12, 1964, a few weeks after the release of the Warren Commission report on the JFK assassination. The man accused of her murder was acquitted in 1965; the murder remains unsolved. Her diary was found and allegedly burned.

Source: Murdered JFK lover Mary Pinchot Meyer is revived in two new books

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When it happened, I wondered if there was a connection.

We KNOW now that the Warren Commission was <pick your favorite adjective> wrong, biases, cover up, the final act in the coup by LBJ, an adjunct of the deep state?

I am still hopeful that the truth will still come out.

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TINFOILHAT: Can PG&E deliver power at all?

2019-Nov-03

https://www.theburningplatform.com/2019/11/03/was-there-another-reason-for-electricity-shutdowns-in-california/

Was There Another Reason For Electricity Shutdowns In California?
Authored by Richard Trzupek via The Epoch Times,

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According to the official, widely reported story, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) shut down substantial portions of its electric transmission system in northern California as a precautionary measure.

Citing high wind speeds they described as “historic,” the utility claims that if they didn’t turn off the grid, wind-caused damage to their infrastructure could start more wildfires in the area.

Perhaps that’s true. Perhaps. This tale presumes that the folks who designed and maintain PG&E’s transmission system are unaware of or ignored the need to design it to withstand severe weather events, and that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) allowed the utility to do so.

Ignorance and incompetence happens, to be sure, but there’s much about this story that doesn’t smell right—and it’s disappointing that most journalists and elected officials are apparently accepting it without question.

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Here’s an interesting theory as to why PG&E has to cut power to Customers.

Of course, there’s no way for Joe-Sixpack to know if this is true, but it’s an “interesting question”.

I’d bet there’s some truth to it.

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TINFOILHAT: The Implosion of Building 7 Remains the Irrefutable ‘Smoking Gun‘ of a 9/11 Inside Job – LewRockwell

The dramatic thrust about 9/11 that is always the undercurrent of the mainstream narrative goes as follows: “Middle Eastern highjackers piloted American planes with American passengers into American buildings, killing thousands of Americans, so let’s make them pay!” As a support for this narrative, however, the destruction of Building 7 a full 7 hours later is at best anticlimactic. In fact, a closer examination of the evidence surrounding Building 7 begins to erode the entire narrative, and start us questioning whether the whole scene really played out the way we are being told.

If, as seems to be a growing consensus now, that all 3 buildings had been prepared for controlled demolitions in order to advance the narrative above, then perhaps Building 7, too, was meant to be hit by a plane. As it turns out, its demolition 7 hours later appears to have been damage control for a part of the plan that went wrong.  By that time, word was getting out on the ground that Building 7 was going to be taken down. Reports came to journalists and other onlookers from law enforcement officers, the fire department and others that the building was going to be taken down, and that people should leave the area.

The video below provides compelling testimony of this, since it is from a collection of people who were there as it was happening, and with no particular agenda other than to say what they were told, what they heard, or what they saw.

Source: The Implosion of Building 7 Remains the Irrefutable ‘Smoking Gun‘ of a 9/11 Inside Job – LewRockwell

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All that is necessary is to ask the question.

If this upsets, some people so be it.

If this is true, then it becomes the biggest hit on Gooferment propaganda since Pearl Harbor. (Referring to FDR engineering the Japanese attack to get out of the Great Depression.)

While this story is not imho “proven” yet, it certainly is more open and honest that the NIST report or other Gooferment “pronouncements” on the whole 911 disaster. NIST never shared its data or models for “security” reasons. That’s what the Gooferment always says.

Remember that the CIA created the phrase “Conspiracy Theories” to discredit any disagreement with the “official story”.

In my opinion, from my brain square in my tin foil hat, a Conspiracy Theorist merely needs to assert “inconvenient facts”, ask questions, or put “small holes” in the Gooferment propaganda balloon to have default credibility. They may be wrong. They may have been wrong on other topics in the past. BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), they deserve a “fair hearing”; not dismissal out of hand.

If there is a “conspiracy”, it’s from the “Deep State” and / or “the rich elite”. So, “We, The Sheeple” need to suspect everything they are EVER told by Gooferment politicians or bureaucrats.

As I said in my recent vaccine post, where the NY DOH bureaucrat swears that vaccines are same, I point to my personal “EXHIBIT #1” of Christie Todd Wittman, the head of the EPA, assuring us that the air around the 911 site was safe to breathe. Argh! TO quote a famous TV jurist, “I wouldn’t believe you, if your tongue came notarized.” … attributed to Judge Marilyn Milian, but may have an earlier history.

YMMV, but I think the Gooferment “explanation” of 911/7WTC is suspect at best.

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More Americans Questioning Official 9/11 Story As New Evidence Contradicts Official Narrative, by Whitney Webb – The Unz Review

It was not until nearly two months after its collapse that reports revealed that the CIA had a “secret office” in WTC 7 and that, after the building’s destruction, “a special CIA team scoured the rubble in search of secret documents and intelligence reports stored in the station, either on paper or in computers.” WTC 7 also housed offices for the Department of Defense, the Secret Service, the New York Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and the bank Salomon Brothers.

Source: More Americans Questioning Official 9/11 Story As New Evidence Contradicts Official Narrative, by Whitney Webb – The Unz Review

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When, if ever, will we get the “real story”?

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Categories 911

TINFOILHAT: Mueller Helped Saudis Cover Up Involvement In 9/11 Attacks

Time and again, agents were called off from pursuing leads back to the kingdom’s embassy in Washington, as well as its consulate in Los Angeles, where former FBI Agent Stephen Moore headed a 9/11 task force looking into local contacts made by two of the 15 Saudi hijackers, Moore testified in an affidavit for the 9/11 lawsuit. He concluded that “diplomatic and intelligence personnel of Saudi Arabia knowingly provided material support to the two hijackers and facilitated the 9/11 plot.” Yet he and his team were not allowed to interview them, according to the suit.

Source: Mueller Helped Saudis Cover Up Involvement In 9/11 Attacks: Lawsuit | Zero Hedge

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Will we ever get to the “truth”?

Argh!

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TINFOILHAT: Author wants to exhume Dorothy Kilgallen’s body for DNA evidence

Shaw contends, in court papers and his books, that Pataky was helping Kilgallen’s enemies,  including Mafia boss Carlos Marcello, who wanted the reporter dead to quash her ongoing investigation into the JFK assassination.

Source: Author wants to exhume Dorothy Kilgallen’s body for DNA evidence

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I read his book and he makes a good case that she was unraveling the JFK assassination conspiracy.

She was not just a pretty face, but a hard-nosed investigative journalist.

And, the Deep State couldn’t take the risk she’d live up to her reputation!

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TINFOILHAT: Jeffrey Epstein dead in apparent suicide

Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died overnight in an apparent suicide, law enforcement sources told the Post Saturday.

Source: Jeffrey Epstein dead in apparent suicide

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Yeah, I’m a Conspiracy Theorist!

This is just too convenient.

Facebook memes have been floating since he was arrested again.

And, his pilot just died.

Too many “important” figures have taken his “Lolita Express” to let this be investigated.  Clinton being #1 on the list, imho.

Watch this be consigned to the dustbin of “history” real quick.

Argh!

Yeah, I’m a Conspiracy Theorist!  I’m the one who is crazy.

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TINFOILHAT: Dave Collum reignited my cynical viewpoint on ALL the various Conspiracy Theories

2019-Jul-25

https://quoththeraven.podbean.com/e/quoth-the-raven-131-dave-collum-the-conspiracy-theory-episode/

Quoth the Raven #131 – Dave Collum: The Conspiracy Theory Episode
July 19, 2019

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Dave talks nearly 3 hours of conspiracy theories: we go deep on the Las Vegas shooting and 9/11, we also talk the Fed and big pharma. Collum also weighs in with his stance on JFK, the Moon landings, HAARP, chemtrails and how the Jeffrey Epstein fiasco could turn the world on its fucking head.

David B. Collum is an economic commentator, chemist, Betty R. Miller Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University. He holds a PhD, Columbia University, MS, Columbia University, MA, Columbia University and BS, Cornell University.

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Sadly, I agree with his suspicions on 9/11 and JFK.  How stupid are “We, The Sheeple”?

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TINFOILHAT: Pawn shop employees of Reddit, what is something people think is collectible or worth a lot of money, but is actually relatively worthless? : AskReddit

There is a conspiracy theory I read in a vintage sewing machine group that the real reason you see older Singer machines pop up for insane prices from time to time is because it’s a money laundering scheme. You put the ad up, mark it a few days later as sold, screenshot it incase the IRS comes looking, put the money in a legit bank account and toss the $15 machine you just “sold” for $1500 into the trash.After watching ads for a few months I’m beginning to think there is something to it.

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Interesting!

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TINFOILHAT: The Mueller Report Raises New Questions About The Seth Rich Murder Case

Twelve days after he was murdered, Wikileaks began dumping 44,000 DNC emails and the rumors that Rich had stolen and then leaked the emails began to swirl. Here are a few:

  • Seth was ordered killed by Hillary Clinton because he knew something about her email scandal.
  • Seth was killed by Russians posing as FBI agents investigating the Clintons.
  • Seth was killed because he slipped DNC emails to WikiLeaks.

Source: The Mueller Report Raises New Questions About The Seth Rich Murder Case

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By killing him, it advances the “Russian Collusion” narrative.

If he was the source of the leaks — which seems most likely to me from what I have read, then this “conspiracy theory” has “legs”.

More attention needs to be paid to solving this poor soul’s murder.  He may be an unsung patriot for exposing the corruption in the DNC and the American political process.

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TINFOILHAT: John Wilkes Booth ‘got away with assassinating Abraham Lincoln

2019-Apr-29

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6968307/John-Wilkes-Booth-got-away-killing-Abraham-Lincoln-evading-capture-living-aliases.html

John Wilkes Booth ‘got away with assassinating Abraham Lincoln’
 
John Wilkes Booth ‘got away with assassinating Abraham Lincoln by evading capture and living nearly four decades under assumed identities’

  • John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in April 1865 
  • It is widely believed that he was tracked down and killed days later in Virginia
  • But new facial recognition technology says he may have lived long after 
  • Software analyzed faces of Booth, John St. Helen, and David E. George
  • It found there is a strong likelihood that these three men are the same person 

Published: 01:31 EDT, 28 April 2019 | Updated: 01:31 EDT, 28 April 2019

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John Wilkes Booth may have gotten away with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

New evidence uncovered by facial recognition technology appears to show that Booth lived for decades under an assumed identity after he shot Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865.

The conventional historiography holds that Booth was shot dead by Union soldiers five days after the assassination inside a barn on a farm in Virginia.

But an investigator with the Discovery Channel series Mummies Unwrapped says that modern-day face recognition technology shows that Booth’s face matched with that of two other men – John St. Helen and David E. George.

The researchers ran the images of St. Helen, George, and Booth through a computer and found that there was a strong possibility that these three individuals were the same man.

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Like all good Conspiracy Theories, it has a “feeling of credibility” about it.  Soldiers collecting a reward for some poor soul; not Booth.  The VP with his hand in it.  Deathbed confessions. 

And, the biggest reason to believe it is a compound reason:  (1) If the VP was in on it (i.e., the password), then the assassin needed to be “caught” and also unable to implicate anyone.  (2) The Gooferment couldn’t stand having the image that it couldn’t catch one lone assassin; people would begin to doubt the power of Big Gooferment. (3) Since it is easily disproved by an exhumation and DNA test, what it the motive for NOT disproving it.

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 TINFOILHAT: “Fake news” Rathergate

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Case Study 1: Rathergate

My first case study is the episode known as Rathergate. It represents one of the great journalistic frauds of our time. It is a case study in the fabrication of fake news and partisan bias. The Rathergate scandal erupted from a 60 Minutes Wednesday segment rushed to air on the evening of September 8, 2004, in time to influence the approaching presidential election pitting George W. Bush against John Kerry, as it was clearly intended to do. The segment consisted of two parts that didn’t quite fit together except in their antipathy to Bush.

In the first part, based on an interview with the vice chairman of Kerry’s national finance committee, Rather essentially claimed that political influence had been brought to bear to secure Bush’s admission to the Texas Air National Guard as an interceptor jet pilot in 1968. In the second part, based on documents supposedly from the “personal file” of Bush’s commanding officer, Rather reported that Bush had defied an order to take a physical necessary to maintain his flight status and, among other things, thus failed to discharge his military obligations. The segment was produced and written by Mary Mapes.

In researching the story, Mapes had interviewed witnesses with firsthand knowledge of the Texas Air National Guard’s personnel needs. She was told that they needed pilots at the time and that no influence would have been necessary to secure Bush’s admission. The documents on which Rather based the second segment proved to be fabricated on Microsoft Word in the computer era, not typewritten in the early 1970s by Bush’s commanding officer or anyone else. The content and format of the documents also betrayed their fabrication. The story began to fall apart within a few hours of its broadcast. On September 20, 12 days after the broadcast, Rather extended an apology “personally and directly” to viewers for his inability to authenticate the documents.

To investigate what happened, CBS commissioned a panel chaired by former attorney general Richard Thornburgh and former Associated Press president Lou Boccardi. Released in January 2005, the report provides evidence proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the entire segment was false and/or fraudulent from beginning to end.

Mapes was promptly fired as were three other executives with responsibility for the story. Rather stepped down from the CBS Evening News in March 2005 and was let go from the network the following year.Writing about the 60 Minutes segment on the morning after the broadcast on Power Line, I posted a brief item linking to the 60 Minutes story and the PDF copies of the documents that CBS had made available with the online version of the story. Thinking there might be something more to be said about it than what 60 Minutes had reported, I called my post “The 61st Minute” and published it on Power Line at 7:51 a.m.

Together with my colleague John Hinderaker, I updated the post with additional information provided by readers and fellow bloggers through the early afternoon. By noon, anyone following along online could see that the 60 Minutes segment had been based on fabricated documents and falsehoods. The 60 Minutes segment, reported with great earnestness by Rather, had been produced by knaves or fools, or both.

Rather and Mapes nevertheless persuaded CBS News to stick with the story for nearly two weeks before Rather rendered his on-air apology. In his 2012 memoir Rather Outspoken — that’s the title he gave it; it should have been Rather Full of It — Rather reveals that he didn’t mean it. Both he and Mapes stand behind the story and the authenticity of the documents.

Mapes too wrote a memoir standing by the story (Truth and Duty, published in late 2005). In 2015 Hollywood made a film out of Mapes’s memoir — starring Robert Redford as Rather and Cate Blanchett as Mapes. They called the film Truth, purporting to tell the Rathergate story from the inside.

Despite Mapes’s responsibility for perpetrating a shocking journalistic fraud, the film portrays Mapes as a heroic figure. Mapes not only gets a stellar actress to play her, she is portrayed as a martyr to the First Amendment and a victim of corporate cowardice. By contrast, the film portrays the attorneys who supported the work of Thornburg and Boccardi as cartoon villains. The events depicted in the film had happened only 10 years before, but the ignorance of the reviewers who took the film at face value demonstrated that the truth behind Truth was as obscure as ancient Greek history.

When President Trump refers to fake news, he has in mind something like the cast of characters and the insane bias that brought us Rathergate.

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Source: Fake news: Two case studies | Power Line

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A very good summary of “Rathergate”.  Of course, it sufficiently muddied the water so no one could fairly assess if the original allegations against Bush had any merit.

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TINFOILHAT: Did Saudis, CIA Fear Khashoggi – LewRockwell

The macabre case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi raises the question: did Saudi rulers fear him revealing highly damaging information on their secret dealings? In particular, possible involvement in the 9/11 terror attacks on New York in 2001.

Source: Did Saudis, CIA Fear Khashoggi – LewRockwell

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This does explain why the Saudis would do something so blatant.  And, explains why the Deep State is so anxious not to make a big deal about it.

My purpose in using “tin foil hat” in this blog is just to suggest the questions that no one seems to be interested in asking.

Interesting that one of the participants in this assassination just had a “traffic accident”.  Was this one like George Patton’s  — just too convenient?

Will we get any answers?  Of course, not. Does it mean that everyone should stop asking “annoying” questions?  Of course, not. When do the sheeple wake up that they are on the farm and being managed and harvested?  Of course, not.

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TINFOILHAT: … “no matter how many times” the politicians and bureaucrats fool us, “we” still listen!

http://www.unz.com/proberts/everything-is-a-hoax/

Everything Is A Hoax
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS • OCTOBER 5, 2018 • 1,400 WORDS

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An Israeli expert on terrorism and covert assassination procedures explains that the alleged Russian GRU attack on the Skripals with a supposedly deadly nerve agent is a completely obvious hoax to anyone who knows anything at all. https://russia-insider.com/en/skripals-are-mi6-hoax-not-worthy-ladies-detective-novels-israeli-expert-demolishes-uk-case/ri24912

The official story, says the expert, is “stupidity on stupidity.”

I agree with him.

The question is: Why did the British government think that they could get away with such an obvious hoax? The answer is that the people in Western countries don’t know anything about anything. They live in a world in which their reality is a product of the propaganda fed to them by “news organizations” and Hollywood movies. They only receive controlled explanations. Therefore, they know nothing about how anything really functions. Read the account by the Israeli expert to understand the vast difference between the British government’s hoax and the reality of how an assassination is conducted.

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Today polls indicate that a majority of people do not believe the official 9/11 propaganda any more than they believe the Warren Commission Report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the alleged Gulf of Tonkin attack, or the report from Admiral McCain (father of John) erasing Israel’s responsibility for the destruction of the USS Liberty and its crew during LBJ’s administration, or that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, or Iran had nukes, or the many lies about about Syria, Libya’s Gaddafi, or Somalia, or Yemen, or the “Russian invasion of Georgia,” the “Russian invasion of Ukraine.” But at each time the idiot population, no matter how many times they had learned that the governments lied to them initially believed the next lie, thereby permitting the lie to become fact. Thus, the idiot Western populations created their own world of controlled explanations.

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How many times can the Gooferment play “Lucy” and “We, The Sheeple” play “Charlie Brown kicking the football”?

Argh!

Over and over again.

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TINFOILHAT: Lockerbie terror attack wasn’t WASN’T Libya

2018-Oct-01

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6222677/How-world-sold-monstrous-lie-Lockerbie.html

How the whole world was sold a monstrous lie over Lockerbie: Author claims it WASN’T Libya who bombed the 747 jumbo jet – and the prime suspect is alive and living in Washington

  • Iran’s former interiror minister authorised and finaced the hit, the US claimed 
  • Ahmed Jibril was founder and commander of Palestinian group that did bombing
  • Bomb maker Marwan Khreesat built the device hidden in radio-cassette player 
  • Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was senteced to life in 2001 but was released in 2009 

By DOUGLAS BOYD FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

PUBLISHED: 17:11 EDT, 29 September 2018 | UPDATED: 20:34 EDT, 29 September 2018

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It is nothing short of a scandal.

There was, of course, a fall guy. Eleven years after the atrocity, a 47-year-old Libyan Arab Airlines security officer called Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted on a tissue of lies which centred on the evidence of a Maltese shopkeeper who claimed to remember him buying clothes similar to those that may have been in the suitcase with the bomb that would rip through the fuselage.

A low-level Libyan CIA ‘asset’ called Abdul Majid Giaka said he recalled seeing al-Megrahi collect a brown Samsonite suitcase from the Arrivals carousel in Malta’s Luqa airport on December 20, 1988. On the following morning, he alleged, the unaccompanied suitcase was loaded on to a flight to Frankfurt, from where it would be transferred to London on a Pan Am ‘feeder flight’ and loaded aboard Flight 103 – before then exploding.

A further 11 years later, al-Megrahi was sentenced to life imprisonment at an extraordinary trial held in a disused American air base near Utrecht, Holland.

After years investigating the Lockerbie disaster and its background, I have found that little of the evidence against him can be taken at face value. Instead, a very different story has emerged from the morass of lies, one that should have been apparent from the very start.

It is a story of incompetence, vengeance, political expediency and then a cover-up orchestrated from the very highest levels in London and in Washington – where the real bomber is said to live today, under the cover of an American witness protection scheme.

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And the British and American Gooferments are up to their elbows in deceit.

Why should we ever trust anything the politicians and bureaucrats say?

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TINFOILHAT: Need an honest inquiry into 9/11

2018-Sep-11

http://www.unz.com/article/911-was-an-israeli-job/

9/11 Was an Israeli Job
How America was neoconned into World War IV
LAURENT GUYÉNOT • SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 • 8,500 WORDS • 49 COMMENTS • REPLY
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Thanks to courageous investigators, many anomalies in the official explanation of the events of 9/11 were posted on the Internet in the following months, providing evidence that this was a false flag operation, and that Osama bin Laden was innocent, as he repeatedly declared in the Afghan and Pakistani press and on Al Jazeera.[1] The proofs of this appalling fraud have been accumulating ever since, and are now accessible to anyone willing to spend a few hours of research on the Web. (Although, while preparing this article, I noticed that Google is now making access to that research more difficult than it was five years ago, artificially prioritizing anti-conspiracy sites.)

For example, members of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth have demonstrated that it was impossible for plane crashes and jet fuel fires to trigger the collapse of the Twin Towers. Even Donald Trump understood this. In fact, speaking of “collapse” is perhaps misleading: the towers literally exploded, pulverizing concrete and projecting pieces of steel beams weighing several hundred tons hundreds of meters laterally at high speeds. The pyroclastic dust that immediately flooded through the streets, not unlike the dust from a volcano, indicates a high temperature mixture of hot gasses and relatively dense solid particles, an impossible phenomenon in a simple collapse. It is also impossible that WTC7, another skyscraper (47 stories), which had not been hit by a plane, collapsed into its own footprint at near free-fall speed, unless by “controlled demolition.”

Testimonies of firefighters recorded shortly after the events describe sequences of explosions just before the “collapse”, well below the plane impact. The presence of molten metal in the wreckage up to three weeks after the attack is inexplicable except by the presence of incompletely burned explosives. Firefighter Philip Ruvolo testified before Étienne Sauret’s camera for his film Collateral Damages (2011): “You’d get down below and you’d see molten steel—molten steel running down the channelways, like you were in a foundry—like lava.”

Aviation professionals have also reported impossibilities in the behavior of the planes. The charted speeds of the two aircraft hitting the Twin Towers, 443 mph and 542 mph, exclude these aircraft being Boeing 767s, because these speeds are virtually impossible near ground level. In the unlikely event such speeds could be attained without the aircraft falling apart, flying them accurately into the towers was mission impossible, especially by the amateur pilots blamed for the hijacking. Hosni Mubarak, a former pilot, said he could never do it. (He is not the only head of state to have voiced his doubts: Chavez and Ahmadinejad are among them.) Recall that neither of the black boxes of the jetliners was ever found, an incomprehensible situation.

And of course, there are the obvious anomalies of Shanksville and Pentagon crash sites: no plane or credible plane debris can be seen on any of the numerous photos easily available.

Inside Job or Mossad Job?

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I don’t know, but like most of the tin foil hat items, there are too many questions!

It was just ALL to convenient.

For all the victims, their families, and the American People, there needs to be “answers”!

“Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.” Colonel Jessep in A Few Good Men played by Jack Nicholson

We are entitled to the truth!

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TINFOILHAT: Why Was Welstone Murdered?

On October 25 th , 2002 the last great hero of the common people in the US Senate was very likely murdered by agents of the shadow US crime cabal government otherwise known as the Bush-Cheney regime. His wife and daughter and two pilots also died in the air crash.

Source: Why Was He Murdered?

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How did the FBI wind up in charge of an NTSB matter?

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TINFOILHAT: Mandalay Bay Shooting Footage Released – LewRockwell

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No broken windows?Strangely, officers in the video above can be heard contradicting the official narrative, reports Intellihub.Deadly Force – Underst…Massad AyoobCheck Amazon for Pricing.“We do not have a broken window,” one of the officers named Cory clearly states after making entry into room 32-135.“Standby, we’ve got curtains open on a window that’s not broken,” another voice can be heard saying in the video as officers frantically pull back the curtains.“It’s not, it’s not, it’s not [broken] — Corey it’s not,” one officer makes clear.

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Source: Mandalay Bay Shooting Footage Released – LewRockwell

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Is there any doubt that the “official story” is nothing but BS?

Will the “truth” ever leak out?

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