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Friday, February 26, 2016

A 27-Year-Old Govt School Teacher is Making Headlines with his Unique Model of Education

This inspiring young teacher converted an ordinary zilla parishad school into an extraordinary learning space, a digital shala, which will now be replicated by the Maharashtra government in 500 schools across the state.

A 27-year-old primary school teacher from Pashtepada, Maharashtra, is creating ripples of change with his fresh and ingenious teaching methods. He has converted a zilla parishad school into a ‘smart school,’ where children are taught using tablets and computers instead of schoolbooks. The majority of the students are children of farmers and labourers.

Meet Sandip Gund, the man whose innovative teaching methods have inspired over 40 schools in Thane district to replicate his ‘Gund’ model of teaching this year.

Sandip’s classes are fun and students can’t wait to come to school.

Sandip’s extraordinary journey began when he was posted as a primary school teacher in Pashtepada.

“The conditions here were very poor. Students did not turn up for classes. For once, I actually thought of giving up and going back to my native place,” recalls Sandip.

Not one to be disheartened though, Sandip began to explore ways of making school attractive to the children and classes interesting for students. He had no knowledge of technology but started to visit a nearby cyber cafe where he read about and became interested in the use of solar panels, projectors, and tablets.
After one year of research, he was finally ready with his ‘Gund’ model of teaching.

Sandip Gund, the inspiring teacher.

The ‘Gund’ model has made the school technology-friendly. Now, the students don’t carry heavy school bags and big books to class anymore. Instead, a solar-charged tablet and digital pen is all they need to work on their lessons for the day.

“I noticed that students would often bunk schools to watch TV in a villager’s home. It was the only house with a TV. I thought of channelizing their interest in digital content to something more useful. This is when I got a donated computer for the school and started using science, animation and other interesting ways of teaching the children,” says Sandip.

Next, Sandip purchased a tablet PC and projector using money from his own and other teachers’ salaries. They all donated Rs. 5,000 each. A few villagers also extended help.

“Our digital learning project received an award from the state’s Council of Educational Research and Training and we purchased a touchscreen from the cash prize. Students showed more interest in learning through this interactive model rather than the regular blackboard lessons,” he adds.

This was followed by textbook lessons being converted into PDF files and projected on the touchscreen.

All the students have tablets of their own now. The tablets are connected to a projector, which the teachers use to impart their lessons and get the students to do their classwork.
The kids share their work and assignments with the teachers and fellow students using flash transfer, a wireless data transfer technology.

This digital school does not have any books.

The students get to practice their lessons on the tablets. They also get to play games. The new technology and intervention have revived the interest in education in this small taluk again. The students, who had seen their elder siblings drop out of school because they found it uninteresting, now have a new found interest in learning and can’t wait to go to their technology-friendly school everyday. They can also take their devices home and connect them to TV sets to show their work to their parents.

“However, students are asked to do their homework in notebooks, so that they have good writing practice,” says Sandip.

The dropout rate has decreased in the area.

Thanks to Sandip’s model, many other families that were earlier sending their kids to private schools, now send them to this zilla parishad school. The learning outcomes have improved too and there are not many vacant seats in the classes anymore.

The success of the ‘Gund model’ has impressed the families of nearby villages too. They have collected funds and have asked Sandip to replicate the model in their villages as well.

In addition, many rural schools spread across 19 districts in Maharashtra have shown interest in adopting this digital shala model.

February 18, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

India Rejects Facebook Plan to Exploit World's Poorest with Private Internet

Net neutrality advocates in India demonstrate against "VIP culture" on the web. (Photo: AFP)

'As the country with the second largest number of Internet users worldwide, this decision will resonate around the world.'

In a move that open internet advocates say will "resonate around the world," India's top telecom regulator on Monday struck a decisive blow against Facebook's "discriminatory" and controlling internet scheme known as Free Basics.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) ruled against two-tiered pricing for different data platforms or content, effectively banning Free Basics, which only allows users free access to a small number of curated websites, including Facebook.

"The message is clear," declared Renata Avila, Web We Want program manager at the World Wide Web Foundation, which was founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web.

"We can't create a two-tier Internet - one for the haves, and one for the have-nots. We must connect everyone to the full potential of the open Web."

"As the country with the second largest number of Internet users worldwide, this decision will resonate around the world," Avila added.

The Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016 will,

"disallow service providers to offer or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content being accessed by a consumer," Sudhir Gupta, TRAI secretary, said in a statement.

"While formulating the regulations, the authority has largely been guided by the principles of net neutrality seeking to ensure that consumers get unhindered and non-discriminatory access to the internet," Gupta said.

Free Basics - which has launched in 18 mostly developing countries - has faced mounting criticisms from net neutrality advocates, who said the program essentially allowed Facebook to serve as the internet "gatekeeper" for hundreds and thousands of the world's poorest people.

Open internet advocates celebrated the ruling Monday, which came after the TRAI issued a temporary ban on the service in late December in order to investigate whether it is in violation of net neutrality protections.

Mishi Choudhary, executive director of India's Software Freedom Law Center, said the group is,

"delighted by the regulator's recognition of the irreversible damage that stands to be done to the open Internet by allowing differential pricing."

"Today's decision is a major victory for free speech and for Internet users everywhere, no matter what Mark Zuckerberg's well-paid public relations team might tell you," said Evan Greer, campaign director for the U.S.-based Fight for the Future.

According to the digital rights group, telecom companies such as T-Mobile and Verizon have been pushing similar practices in the U.S., claiming that they do not violate net neutrality.

"The basic principles of net neutrality are what have made the Web into what it is today," Greer continued.

"Zero rating schemes and discriminatory pricing are just another tool to favor some applications over others. They allow ISPs to pick winners and losers, and create the same harms as fast lanes and slow lanes.

They give Internet Service Providers too much power to shape Internet users' online experience, and open the floodgates for potential censorship and abuse."

Companies that violate the order will be fined 50,000 rupees per day (around $740/day) up to a maximum of 5 million rupees, according to the ruling, which will be reviewed in two years.

As TechCrunch notes,

"Those numbers are negligible for Facebook, which has invested millions in this program, but it's a crucial public opinion victory against the company that is at stake here."

Facebook and The Internet

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Start Preparing for the Collapse of the Saudi Kingdom

February 21, 2016

Saudi Arabia is no state at all. It's an unstable business so corrupt to resemble a criminal organization and the U.S. should get ready for the day after.

For half a century, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been the linchpin of U.S. Mideast policy. A guaranteed supply of oil has bought a guaranteed supply of security. Ignoring autocratic practices and the export of Wahhabi extremism, Washington stubbornly dubs its ally “moderate.”

So tight is the trust that U.S. special operators dip into Saudi petrodollars as a counterterrorism slush fund without a second thought. In a sea of chaos, goes the refrain, the kingdom is one state that’s stable.

But is it?

In fact, Saudi Arabia is no state at all. There are two ways to describe it: as a political enterprise with a clever but ultimately unsustainable business model, or so corrupt as to resemble in its functioning a vertically and horizontally integrated criminal organization. Either way, it can’t last. It’s past time U.S.decision-makers began planning for the collapse of the Saudi kingdom.

In recent conversations with military and other government personnel, we were startled at how startled they seemed at this prospect. Here’s the analysis they should be working through.

Understood one way, the Saudi king is CEO of a family business that converts oil into payoffs that buy political loyalty. They take two forms: cash handouts or commercial concessions for the increasingly numerous scions of the royal clan, and a modicum of public goods and employment opportunities for commoners.

Riyadh on the Brink: US Must Prepare for Collapse of its Mideast ‘Lynchpin’

The United States must start thinking of ways to mitigate the damage from the approaching collapse of the current Saudi Arabian monarchy.

A codependence between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the US has existed for decades. A scheme in which oil from the Saudis was exchanged for US military might worked well for both. It worked so well, in fact, that the US turned a blind eye to consistent human rights violations in the kingdom, as well as the spread of Wahhabi religious extremism.

Unfortunately for America, this formula has an expiration date. Several factors predetermine the collapse of the current Saudi Arabian ruling monarchy, according to Defense One.

The first is that it operates more as a “family business” than an actual state, where the king, aka the CEO, converts oil into payoffs to buy political and military loyalty. It is widely accepted that the system is corrupt and cannot endure. What happens when the price of loyalty rises and a ravenous elite doesn’t limit its appetite now that oil prices keep dropping? The monarchy will face political insolvency.

Saudi citizens have begun to show hints of discontent with the heavy-handed ruling elite, especially those members of the Shiite minority. The highly educated Sunni majority is also showing dissatisfaction with the cake crumbs it is accustomed to receiving. And Saudi officials, exploiting ‘guest workers’ who currently heavily outnumber citizens and may soon see those indentured servants begin to claim rights.

In countries such as Nigeria, Brazil or Malaysia, when people protest government corruption, heads of state resign. Saudi King Salman’s ruling methods include executing dissidents, embarking on foreign wars, and whipping up sectarian rivalries to discredit Saudi Shiite demands. These and many other social issues, including the treatment of women as second class citizens, only contribute to the disaffection.

According to Defense One, there are three ways things could play out. One is a factional struggle within the royal family when it runs out of money, resulting in a new king who either continues the old ways or attempts reform.

Another possibility is additional foreign wars, as war is a popular option among the desperate to direct attention away from themselves. One war, against Yemen, is already in progress. The monarchy has hinted that it will fight in Syria as well.

Or there could be insurrection. It’s unlikely, as the ruling party holds all the resources, but it must, nonetheless, be considered. The US must be prepared for any of these scenarios and not get caught flat-footed when its Arab lynchpin in Mideast policy comes apart.


Alex de Waal is the executive director of the World Peace Foundation and a research professor at Tuft University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Sarah Chayes is senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law and South Asia Programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is the author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security.

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Entire US political establishment serving Israel: Analyst

February 21, 2016

The entire political establishment in the United States has been serving Israel for decades, an American scholar and political analyst says.

Dr. Kevin Barrett of Veterans Today, editor of We Are Not Charlie Hebdo and scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Saturday while commenting on a statement by US Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, who has that if elected, he will ignore Palestinians and serve Israel.

Speaking at a town hall meeting in South Carolina on Friday night, Cruz said, “Let me tell you this: As president, I have no intention of being neutral. As president, I will be unapologetically alongside the nation of Israel.”

Cruz also condemned his Republican rival Donald Trump for saying he would remain neutral in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Dr. Barrett said the news “should come as no surprise, because that’s precisely what virtually the entire political establishment here in the United States has been doing for many years, even for decades.”

“But that is really not very polite, certainly not to the Palestinians, who have been suffering from this Israeli expansionism, aggression and arguably genocide for so long, all paid for by American taxpayer dollars,” he added.

“Ted Cruz like the other Republican candidates for president seems to be in a competition with the others to see who can declare the most abject fealty and utter shameless subservience to the state of Israel — a foreign entity that is not even considered legitimate by any of its neighbors or virtually any of the people in the region,” the analyst stated.

“It’s a very bizarre situation. One is really at a loss in looking at history to try to find another situation in which the leaders and the prospective leaders of a great power were falling all over themselves, declaring that they were loyal to a smaller and extremely globally unpopular power across the seas. This is completely unprecedented,” he pointed out.

“And it’s not only unprecedented, it’s embarrassing. Just as an American I cannot believe that the people of this country have allowed their leaders to be hijacked by a foreign power in this way,” Dr. Barrett observed.

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India's NGO racket of human traficking

Dramatic scandals routinely fill India’s media headlines about some poor victim from a remote area being exploited by upper strata Delhi elites. Yet there is no investigative journalism to uncover the inconvenient facts about certain NGOs that operate what amounts to a human trafficking industry. One reason for this conspiracy of silence is that the traffickers are linked with some politically connected NGOs that make noises in the metros ostensibly on behalf of the victims. In reality the noise made serves to cover up the sinister role of NGOs in this industry that brings Christianity to the remote villages in exchange for maids to Delhi.

The elaborate scheme works as follows. Christian missionaries in adivasi (indigenous, “tribal”) areas offer poor families an inducement that is hard to resist: If the family converts to Christianity, one of its young daughters will be sent as a domestic servant to Delhi or another metro.

The affiliated “agencies” in the metros collect placement fees up to Rs 50,000 per maid from the household that hires them. In between the point of “recruitment” and the point of placement there are intermediaries that “sell”, transfer and move the young, vulnerable person through the supply chain. Money is exchanged at each stage.

The agencies keep relocating the same girl from one employer to another every few months in order to collect their placement fee repeatedly. This disruption adds to the trauma of the young girl. The agency becomes, by default, her only hope of security, and in the process she becomes even more vulnerable to the agency’s exploitation. Delhi alone is estimated to have several thousands of such girls being brought every year.

The cultural gap between India’s adivasis and its metro elites is larger in many ways than the gap between people living in Delhi and New York. The victim often gets duped into thinking that she is headed for the good life of an Indian metro, and her parents are often hand in glove in selling her into such a scheme. The money given to the parents is a “down payment” to convert them, their daughter’s placement as maid being part of the transaction. Many churches also provide safe transfer of the girl’s monthly salary back to her parents, with a certain “donation” charged by the church for its services. All this is a package deal for “being saved”.

This end-to-end system functions like the old slave trade from Africa to America and other continents — in which the church had also played a major role. Today’s racket hides behind the mask of helping the downtrodden by finding them employment in a faraway place. By no means do I wish to imply that all abuses of maids from villages are the result of this system, but that fact that such a system exists outside the bounds of investigative scrutiny is noteworthy.

In the most recent episode of this tragedy, a woman executive working for a French multinational in Delhi has been arrested on charges of committing atrocities against a girl from the Santhal tribe of Jharkhand state. The maid comes from Sahibgunj, one of India’s poorest districts. The media is having a field day sensationalising this as child labour, even after the police confirmed that documents in her village show her to be over the age of 18. The girl had worked for this executive for only 3 months, prior to which she had worked in numerous other households in Delhi since age 15. So the child labour stage of her exploitation was done under several previous employers. But there is no investigation of the previous employers. Why?

The reason for authorities not pursuing the earlier employers is that the girl is a Christian convert from a very poor family; and uncovering the entire chain of events and parties involved would expose the nexus of the Jharkhand church, the political parties that use these poor folks as their vote bank, and various NGOs involved in so-called “human rights” programs. The placement agency in Delhi is run by a Christian woman with likely links to the Jharkhand Church. The media sensationalises the matter as an isolated, localised episode when in fact it deserves to be investigated as a system of mafia-like underground network.

Brinda Karat, the rabid voice of the Communist Party of India, swung into rapid action targeting the maid’s employer, but not wanting a broader inquiry into the supply network that originates in the remote villages where her party seeks support from the church and NGOs.

Many other political leaders also saw opportunity in this scandal to show support for dalit communities whose votes can swing elections. These remote villages are also infested with Maoists seeking to topple the Indian state. The political stakes are high and NGOs compete to prove their worth by claiming to champion the plight of the poor. The same NGOs also raise funds under various “noble” pretexts.

The media ought to act more responsibly than selling us Bollywood-style action drama. To expose the large criminal networks and attack the roots of the problem, they should emphasize some systemic changes. First and foremost, it should be declared illegal to offer employment or other material inducements for religious conversion of poor and vulnerable persons. In particular, the church, parents and agencies that are involved in peddling the labor of a person under age 18 should be prosecuted. This is the nexus where the focus of prosecution should be targeted when incidents of abuse are discovered.

At the same time, one should recognise the legitimate need for domestic servants in Indian metros. To serve this demand, agencies should have to be certified periodically that they are in compliance with all laws. This must include transparency of disclosure of the full details concerning every employee and employer served. There must be a mechanism by which the legal age of a potential maid can be formally ascertained and the agency must bear this burden prior to offering her as a candidate. All commissions and salary payments must be legalised.

The media must start educating the metro employers about the laws concerning minimum wages and others aspects. Right now most Delhi households lack such awareness, as the media has focused on sensationalism without its shouldering social responsibility or due diligence.

There are also many instances of exploitation in the reverse direction that should be noted: Elderly persons in Delhi are too often being criminally attacked by their domestic servants who threaten legal action with the help of NGOs, and thereby prevent the crime from being reported. I know of cases where a youth gang has repeatedly burglarised the house of an elderly woman living alone. The police have been reluctant to file charges because of the threat by NGOs that these youth criminals are protected as “minors”. This means tougher juvenile crime laws need to be enacted and enforced.

I have anticipated such NGO-backed crimes within India since the 1990s when I first became aware of foreign nexuses intervening in India’s so-called tribal areas. It was a Harvard Roundtable Conference on Indology sponsored by Infinity foundation where I found that Western scholars had become very interested in Indian communities belonging to the “Munda” family of languages. The thesis formulated was that the Munda people were the only indigenous peoples of India. They were first invaded by the “foreign Dravidians” coming from the Middle East, and later on both the Munda and the Dravidians got invaded by the “foreign Aryans”. Thus, Indians were classified into layers with the intention of empowering one group against the others. In my earlier book, Breaking India, I mention some important US based interventions through this type of anthropology and linguistics work.

The Santhal community where the maid in the latest scandal comes from is one of the largest communities in what is called India’s “tribal belt”. Most anthropological studies on them were done by Christian missionaries since British times. The colonial-evangelical lens used was the same as for other non-Christian peoples that were encountered outside Europe, and many of its prejudices have become accepted by modern Indians. The “tribals” are considered “pagans” because they believe in “animism”, meaning that they consider all of nature as inhabited with divine spirit. (Ironically, the latest trend among Western thinkers is to appropriate these very ideas into Judeo-Christianity, using fancy new terms like “panentheism” and “immanence” after studying Hindu philosophy on which such ideas are based.) These villages have been a hotbed for missionary activities for the past few centuries, and this intensified in 1914 when the first complete translation of the Bible into the Santali language was finished by a Norwegian missionary.

Clearly, the battle for fragmenting Indians has entered a new phase. “Tribal” Indians will be increasingly exploited in various ways in the guise of bringing them human rights. The media’s framing of such episodes as “secular” crimes of an isolated kind is a shallow and inadequate treatment of what is much deeper and multilayered. This issue has far reaching implications.

27 March 2015
By Rajiv Malhotra

NGOs in India – Breaking India with foreign dollars

June 13, 2015

India is big. India has huge growth potentials. India has all factors in its favour that can make it a prosperous economy. But there are some huge deterrents too. The population explosion is probably the biggest deterrent. There is rampant corruption and widespread illiteracy. Gender bias and religious prejudices are not exactly uncommon. Some states are lagging far behind others. But then any growing nation will have these challenges in front of it. India can still make it to the top in spite of all these deterrents.

True. And we are growing at quite a steady pace but we could have grown with faster pace, had we been free of the pests that infest the length and breadth of our country. There are Jihadists who are obsessed with blowing houses, offices, temples, markets, people and even themselves. There are spineless seculars on a perpetual excuse hunting expedition to blame the majorities and shield the minorities. There is the political correct media that lacks the willpower to present news-as-it-is. There are liberals and commies who love all the aforesaid people and sometimes fund them too. But there is one section of people who are inflicting maximum damage on the very soul of India. The blood sucking vampires operate their dark realms from our soil and work against our interest.

I am talking about the NGOs – Non Government Organizations.

4470 NGOs in India have been delicensed this month. Licenses for 8875 NGOs were revoked in April for violation of rules governing foreign funds. The Government of India has many more NGOs on its watch list. Let us get into the numbers and technicalities later on. Let us first see what NGOs in India do?

On the surface most NGOs (and I am talking about the big ones) do all kinds of Jagat-Kalyaan job. From empowering women to educating girl child, from conserving water to harvesting rain water, from saving forests from being usurped by land mafia to protesting against big corporations, NGOs stand for the rights of the weak and the downtrodden. Beneath the surface however work for most NGOs (and I am again talking about the big ones) converts into jagat-minus-india work which technically converts into anti-India work. Greenpeace, Amnesty, ActionAid etc. are heavily funded NGOs that serve foreign interests. Their donors remain secret and their methods remain one big black box. And they are not the only ones. In the words of R Vaidyanathan, professor (finance) at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore “Many NGOs that do receive foreign funding are not covered under the Right to Information Act. Hence, finding information about their finances becomes difficult. Additionally, some groups don’t even have websites, which only makes it more cumbersome to find out details about their finances.”

Here are some interesting facts:

India has 3100000 NGOs.

It is more than double the number of schools in India

250 times the number of government hospitals

We have one policeman for 709 people while we have 1 NGO/400 people

Now let us come to the numbers. Here is the breakup for the amount of foreign contribution received by NGOs in India:

Year: 2008-09

Number of NGOs: 23172

Amount Received: 10997.35 Crores

Year: 2009-10

Number of NGOs: 22275

Amount Received: 10431.12 Crores

Year: 2010-11

Number of NGOs: 22735

Amount Received: 10334.12 Crores

Now look at the biggest donors:

United States: Rs 3105.73 crores.

Germany Rs 1046.3 crores.

United Kingdom: Rs 1038.68 crores.

And now let us check the biggest benefactors out:

Gospel for Asia Inc, USA: Rs 232.71 crores.

Fundacion Vicente Ferrer, Spain: Rs 228.60 crores.

World Vision Global Centre, USA: Rs 197.62 crores.

(Source: Rediff India)

When there is big money involved, there are big intentions involved too. A lot of NGOs in India are involved in paying off people for staging protests against corporations and projects. The Koodankulam nuclear plant agitation or the agitation in Odisha against POSCO can be taken up as good case studies. Other NGOs are involved in killing the brand image that India is. One example would be their desperate attempt to make India look like the “Rape Capital”. Another would be the “Minority is not safe” in Modi’s India attempt. Propagation of western style feminism can be taken as the third example. Some NGOs are conventional conversion christian schools. A percentage of the funds received is doled out as freebies for achieving mass-scale conversions. Most of the protesters protesting against government projects turn out to be hapless tribals. Upon closer examination they turn out to be tribals converted into Christians. Coincidences you see! The agenda of most of the big NGOs in India is set by foreign countries that want to ensure that India is not self-reliant. The smaller NGOs however do meaner jobs and provide an efficient way for converting black money into white. Some even allow individuals to cheat on their income taxes.

Now let us come to the technicality of it:

According to the Foreign Funding Contribution (Regulation) Act, it is mandatory for NGOs to be registered under this law to receive funds from abroad. They also need to declare their donor names. Any NGO that doesn’t fit the bill and/or refuses to comply should be closed down.

That’s exactly what Modi and Co. are doing and they deserve a pat on their backs for this. Yes we need to empower the weak and the downtrodden. Yes we need to conserve our natural resources. Yes we need to be a pluralistic and all-inclusive society. But we don’t need American dollars for that. A clear vision, an efficient government machinery and a constructive participation of the citizens is all we need.

Trivia: When TFI hit 100,000 mark, a gentleman offered to help me in starting an NGO with the same name. He said it will be big business. I BANNED him.

By Atul Kumar Mishra

Revelations About NGO Mafia In Pakistan

Monday, February 22, 2016

Bigger than Roswell: Top Secret CIA docs unearth hidden UFO encounters

Real life X-Files from the 1950’s describe a number of strange encounters with otherworldly beings and mysterious flying craft.

Highly classified documents regarding UFOs and Alien life have emerged from the 1050’s exposing shocking truth about alien UFO’s visiting our planet.

The shocking truth about alien life and alien spacecraft are detailed in a catalogue of ‘unexpected’ highly classified documents from the CIA, detailing encounters with flying saucers and Aliens.

The reports, which go back decades, describe witnesses who were left stunned by the complexity and capabilities of fast-moving spacecraft through the skies. Among the details of alien spacecraft are descriptions of enigmatic encounters with beings not from Earth, and mysterious noises which have been recorded from space.

The mysterious accounts are considered as unprecedented by many and are considered to be far more important than what occurred in Roswell.

A declassified file from 1952 provides the sworn testimony of former mayor of Gleimershausen in Germany, Oskar Linke who describes how he spotted two beings in metallic clothing standing next to a huge spaceship. (source)

“The object rose to a horizontal position,” he said, “turned toward a neighboring town, and then disappeared from the heights and forests.”

He added: “I would have thought that both my daughter and I were dreaming if it were not for the following element involved.

“When the object had disappeared, I went to the place where it had been.

“I found a circular opening in the ground and it was quite evident that it was freshly dug, it was exactly the same shape as the conical tower,” testified Linke.

The declassified documents note that many other people from the area reported and sam the same comet-like object in the sky.

Another file which has been made available to the public describes yet another incredible UFO encounter that took place over a uranium mine in what was then, the Belgian Congo. The two fiery disks glided in what is described as ‘elegant curves’, before abruptly stopping in mid-air, and taking off in a zig-zag fashion.

Former Commander Pierre, the pilot who flew after the two ‘alien’ objects from an airfield located near Elisabethville, modern-day Lubumbashi even sketched the objects trying to depict what he witnessed.

According to Commander Pierre – who is described as being a “dependable officer” – both objects moved an incredible speed of around 900mph.

However, the reports are numerous. Another interesting account took place in Barcelona when a strange object soaring over Spain was seen while emitting mysterious flashes of light. According to Valentin Garcia, a journalist who witnessed the mysterious encounter: “The newspaper office was soon flooded with telephone calls from people who had seen the object.”

In following weeks, more sightings of a similar object were seen over Algeria and Tunisia and Meknes, Taourirt and Casablanca in Morocco.

However, not only has the CIA admitted recording UFO sightings and unexplained phenomena that could not have been caused by any known force on planet Earth. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has also admitted we have been ‘visited’ in the distant past.

According to a document made available from the FBI archives found here, we have been visited by beings from ‘other’ dimensions. According to reports and “Declassified” documents, we have been visited by numbs extraterrestrial species, some of these, are not only from other planets but from other dimensions. Some of these beings originate from an ethereal plane coexistent with our physical universe. These “entities”, that could “materialize” on our planet appeared as giant translucent figures.

“The bodies of the visitors, and the craft, automatically materialize on entering the vibratory rate of our dense matter…” (source)

You can access the declassified CIA documents by clicking here.


The Ethnic Cleansing With Impunity Of The Palestinian People By Apartheid Israel

February 20, 2016

On February 14th, 2016, the UK Government announced that it would be setting up guidelines to prevent public bodies from supporting — through their procurement and investment policies — the legal and human rights of the brutally persecuted Palestinian people. This is despite the fact that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign — similar to the sanctions tactic successfully employed against Apartheid South Africa — is a peaceful and effective method of forcing the Israeli Government to cease its arrogant disregard for international law.

As a followup to the announcement that it would be setting up guidelines to prevent public bodies from supporting — through their procurement and investment policies — the legal and human rights of the brutally persecuted Palestinian people, the invertebrate British Cabinet Office Minister, Matthew Hancock, dutifully grovelled his way over to Israel — for a joint press conference in Jerusalem with that despicable racist war criminal Netanyahu — to oblige his rapacious hosts with the view that London supported the directive “because we believe in an open and free trade and we believe that discrimination is not appropriate and should be stood up to.” This pathetic excuse for a representative of the British people was apparently oblivious of the fact that immigrant Israelis on both illegally occupied and stolen Palestinian lands, had for almost 70 years barbarically discriminated against the indigenous population.

The hypocrisy and double standards of most Western leaders is not a phenomenon that evolved by chance, but is one that came about as a result of well-financed and organised Zionist Jewish lobby groups that exist throughout Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and Western Europe. Yes, there is even a SAIPAC (South African Israel Public Affairs Committee) in Cape Town. Such parastatal organisations and faux-NGOs routinely exploit lawfare — the illegitimate use of domestic or international law to discredit and criminalise individuals or organisations — to spread propaganda and/or influence public opinion with a view to forcing their respective countries of residence to embrace the Israeli narrative and stifle any public debate whenever the subject of Israel’s criminality is raised.

Thanks to the Zionist hijacking of their governments, Most Western nations are selective in their condemnation of racial discrimination and crimes against humanity.

The lawfare tactic is supported by a worldwide network of Israel’s diaspora allies known as sayanim — local Jews in their countries of residence — who having received email alerts from the Israeli Foreign Ministry, will take all necessary steps to intimidate, pressurise, or simply bribe individuals in the media and politics to adopt pro-Israel positions that are neither moral nor in the best interests of their own countries. By distorting and suppressing any criticism of Israel, they pre-empt the potential implementation of any initiatives that might undermine either Israel’s economy or the world’s perception of Israel as an innocent victim just defending itself. Needless to say, Netanyahu — never one to miss an opportunity — drew parallels between efforts to boycott Israel, the long history of anti-Semitism, and the international community’s alleged anti-Israel bias. Netanyahu also emphasised his gratitude to Britain by stating that “I want to commend the British government for refusing to discriminate against Israel and Israelis and I commend you for standing up for the one and only true democracy in the Middle East.” Only democracy in the Middle East? How is that for fascist chutzpah?

Another recent headline-grabbing event was the interrogation by British anti-terrorism police of a student who wore a “Free Palestine” badge and wristbands to school. Rather than encouraging their pupils to learn about and support human rights, teachers at the Challney High School for Boys in Luton reported Rahmaan Mohammadi to the police for what can only be described as his commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which starts of by categorically stating that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” Supporting such sentiments in Britain is now apparently a crime, and the teachers’ action in this case is reminiscent of the Nazi era when the roles were reversed and schoolchildren were groomed to report any “subversive” thoughts by their teachers, friends, neighbours, and even their own parents. In Britain, the existence of a Zionist Thought Police is now a reality and their suppression of free speech is killing off what little is left of British democracy.

This latest British government directive is no doubt an effort to keep in step with recent legislation in the U.S. where some states have made it illegal to either divest from Israel or to promote a boycott of Israeli products. A trade pact with Europe will also stipulate — at the instigation of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) — that the U.S. is obliged to take retaliatory action against any European country endeavouring to boycott Israel including the West Bank settlements which the empowering legislation views as part of Israel proper. Apart form committing $25 million to a new anti-BDS task force — an admission of the BDS campaign’s effectiveness — Israel is also working to create a mechanism for global internet censorship with a ban on any material critical of its criminal policies which it has euphemistically branded as “incitement.” Consequently Facebook and other social networking sites have started deleting from their sites any “hate speech” or “terrorism” related material including criticism of Israel which is of course “anti-Semitic.”

Policing of the internet is maintained by ever-watchful Zionist organisations including the Zionist Federation of Australia; the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM); the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) in Canada; the Conseil Representatif des Institutions Juives de France (CRIF) in France; the Zionist Federation of New Zealand; and AIPAC in the United States. The financial and political power of such groups should not be underestimated and their access to government policy making ensures protection of Israel which for example in France has included legislation of hate crimes that de facto protects Jews by limiting one’s ability to criticise Israel. This has led to a French court declaring that a peaceful protest promoting the BDS campaign against Israel was illegal. So much for France’s motto of “liberté, égalité, fraternité.”

All of this reminds me of the famous and provocative poem by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis’ rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets:

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —

Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.”
 William Hanna is a freelance writer with published books the Hiramic Brotherhood of the Third Temple and The Tragedy of Palestine and its Children. Purchase information, sample chapter, other articles, and contact details at:
The original source of this article is Global Research.

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Anatomy of Belief and Evil

The video looks deep into the concept of belief and its direct connection to evil. Turns out that belief is not as harmless as most people think it is.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Gravity Waves Detection supports whistleblower claims of Secret Development of Antigravity Spacecraft

February 13, 2016

On February 11, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), which is jointly run by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), publicly announced the detection of gravity waves, first predicted by Albert Einstein in his Theory of General Relativity (1915). The scientific discovery supports claims by whistleblowers concerning the existence of gravity wave propulsion (antigravity) technologies secretly studied by the U.S. Navy, in conjunction with Caltech, MIT and other scientific institutions, which date back as far as 1942.

LIGO achieved its scientific feat by studying the collision of two distant black holes, which generated gravity waves that sensitive monitoring equipment could detect through fluctuations in the space time continuum. A press release by Caltech and LIGO announced:

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe…. Physicists have concluded that the detected gravitational waves were produced during the final fraction of a second of the merger of two black holes to produce a single, more massive spinning black hole.

The power generated by the black holes merging was enormous according to the press release:

About 3 times the mass of the sun was converted into gravitational waves in a fraction of a second—with a peak power output about 50 times that of the whole visible universe.

Caltech astronomers played a key role in conceiving and building the scientific equipment to detect the gravity waves, and have produced a video illustrating how the colliding black holes bend space and time locally, and generated gravity waves that would spread throughout the universe.

While the existence of gravity waves were first demonstrated in the 1970s by Joseph Taylor and colleagues, the February 11 announcement supposedly broke new ground insofar as this was the first time that gravity waves had been scientifically observed and measured.

In this regard, Caltech’s David H. Reitze, executive director of the LIGO Laboratory said:

Our observation of gravitational waves accomplishes an ambitious goal set out over 5 decades ago to directly detect this elusive phenomenon and better understand the universe, and, fittingly, fulfills Einstein’s legacy on the 100th anniversary of his general theory of relativity.

What Reitze is not publicly acknowledging is that some of Caltech’s leading scientists were aware that gravity waves had been earlier detected in Nazi Germany in top secret aerospace projects focused on developing innovative propulsion systems.

According to William Tompkins, who worked for U.S. Navy Intelligence at Naval Air Station, San Diego, from 1942 to 1945, the Navy was receiving debriefings from 28 spies embedded in top secret Nazi aerospace projects. The Navy spies were revealing Germany’s progress in developing flying saucer craft, some of which used gravity waves as a means of propulsion.

In his autobiography, Selected by Extraterrestrials, Tompkins provided documentation revealing that his service mission was to disseminate the results of the Navy Intelligence debriefings to select military facilities and scientific organizations.

Among the facilities visited by Tompkins was China Lake, where the Navy and Caltech were cooperating in studying the various aerospace technologies under development in Nazi Germany.

On February 12, Tompkins confirmed that among the debriefing packages he delivered to China Lake was information concerning gravity wave propulsion technologies then being studied in Nazi Germany. Tompkins said that the Nazis had multiple underground facilities in Europe where they were at various stages of development in designing and constructing advanced aerospace technologies.

I asked Tompkins whether Caltech was made aware, as far back as 1942, that the Germans were using gravity waves as part of the propulsion system for their space craft. He replied:

I would have to say yes. There were several different propulsions used, and that method was definitely being used…. The diversified methods of propulsion were … numerous and for different purposes. It was staggering to the Admiral [Rick Obatta – head of Naval Intelligence] and one or two of the captains who were in the Admiral’s conference room listening to the Navy operatives discuss the [propulsion] systems.

Tompkins testimony reveals that more than 70 years before Caltech’s February 11 announcement that gravity waves had been scientifically detected. Leading Caltech and MIT scientists, from 1942 to 1945, were aware of the work done by the Nazis in detecting and developing gravity waves as part of the propulsion system for advanced aerospace projects.

The way in which gravity waves are used to propel spacecraft is illustrated by the testimony of another whistleblower, who is also linked with U.S. Navy Intelligence. Bob Lazar says that in 1988, he was recruited to work out of a remote location at Nevada’s Area 51, called S-4, where he studied one out nine flying saucers that were at the highly classified facility.

Lazar provided a W-2 in support of his testimony that listed his employer as the “Department of Naval Intelligence,” which ‘officially’ hasn’t existed since a brief period during World War II. Researchers found that the address on the W-2 was redirected by the U.S. Postal Service to Naval Intelligence Command in Maryland.

Lazar says that the flying saucer he studied used gravity waves powered by an antimatter generator based on element 115. It’s important to note that at the time of his public emergence in 1989, 115 had not yet been discovered. It was over a decade later, in 2003, that an unstable isotope of 115 was first created in a laboratory, and in December 2015 it was officially added to the table of periodic elements as Ununpentium.

Bob Lazar was claiming that a stable isotope of 115 existed, and that it was used for generating gravity waves as he described in an interview with popular Las Vegas news host George Knapp.

Knapp: How is this anti-matter reactor connected to gravity generation that you were talking about earlier?
Lazar: Well, that reactor serves two purposes; it provides a tremendous amount of electrical power, which is almost a by-product. The gravitational wave gets formed at the sphere, and that’s through some action of the 115, and the exact action I don’t think anyone really knows. The wave guide siphons off that gravity wave, and that’s channeled above the top of the disk to the lower part where there are three gravity amplifiers, which amplify and direct that gravity wave….

Lazar went on to describe the capabilities of gravity wave propulsion systems:

Knapp: So you can produce your own gravity. What does that mean? What does that allow you to do?
Lazar: It allows you to do virtually anything. Gravity distorts time and space. By doing that, now you’re into a different mode of travel, where instead of traveling in a linear method — going from Point A to B — now you can distort time and space to where you essentially bring the mountain to Mohammed; you almost bring your destination to you without moving. And since you’re distorting time, all this takes place in between moments of time. It’s such a far-fetched concept!

Lazar’s testimony is very significant since it reveals that in 1988-1989, a branch of U.S. Navy Intelligence was studying gravity wave propulsion systems – more generally known as antigravity – that had been successfully developed in flying saucers located at S-4.

According to yet another whistleblower, a former CIA agent who used the pseudonym ‘Kewper’, four of the flying saucers he saw at S-4 in 1958 were developed in Germany by the Nazis and the mysterious Vril Society.

The disc on the very end was a huge one and Col. Jim said that was a German WWII craft built in 1938 and was jacked up higher on stands because it had a gun emplacement underneath, which he said the Germans called a ‘death ray.’ It was a different shape than the other [two smaller Vril] craft, was dark in color and had a larger top that stood up probably 10 or 12 feet above the saucer. That one had a diameter of about 50 or 60 feet.

Kewper’s testimony helps corroborate claims that the Nazis had successfully developed antigravity technologies for their advanced aerospace programs.

Based on the testimony of Tompkins, Lazar and ‘Kewper’, it can be concluded that in 1942, US Navy Intelligence had begun receiving briefings about the Nazis developing gravity wave propulsion systems, and that several flying saucers of Nazi and other unknown origins were later secretly studied at Area 51’s S-4 facilities.

Consequently, the announcement by Caltech and MIT astronomers claiming that gravity waves were detected for the first time in 2015 is at best incorrect, and, at worst, an attempt to falsify the historical record. The U.S. Navy’s role in gathering intelligence on Nazi Germany’s advanced aerospace projects, which included the development of antigravity propulsion systems, confirms that gravity waves were first detected as far back as 1942, if not earlier, and this was revealed to select scientists at both Caltech and MIT.

© Michael E. Salla, Ph.D.

Further Reading 

US Navy Spies Learned Secrets of Nazi Anti-gravity Spacecraft

Top Aerospace Designer Blows Whistle on Secret US Navy Space Battle Fleets

Apollo Missions Ended Because Extraterrestrials Prevented US Navy Bases on Moon

Area 51 is now official: where are the alien spaceships?

Eisenhower threatened to invade Area 51 former US Congress members hear testimony

Bob Lazar, Element 115, Massive Stars and Heavy Metals


1924 Newspaper Article Outlines Six Goals of the Illuminati

Of course, these days the concept of the Illuminati is much less a shadowy secret society bent on world domination than a cruel inside joke MTV has played out with borrowed symbolism.

But back in 1924, people were very worried about the Illuminati’s plans to take over the world by destroying it.

This article in the June 21, 1924 edition of the Joplin Globe laid bare the six “principles” or goals of the Illuminati:

First, the abolition of government.

Second, the abolition of patriotism.

Third, the abolition of private property rights.

Fourth, the abolition of all rights of inheritance.

Fifth, the abolition of religion.

— and finally —

Sixth, the abolition of the family relations.

Marvin also notes that even though the order of the Illuminati had long since disappeared from public view by the 1920s, he was convinced it was alive and well and “responsible for all the radical efforts so well exemplified in recent years by Lenin and his followers in Russia”. The article goes on to spell it out:

“[Marvin] is assured it is operating in America today, seeking first to create mental attitude of unrest, then distrust, and finally, class hatred.”

In 1936, the Fred R. Marvin (1868-1939) mentioned by the Globe would go on to write Fools Gold: An Expose of Un-American Activities and Political Action in the United States Since 1860 (which listed him as the “Senator from Alaska” although he was not a Senator and he apparently wasn’t from Alaska either, plus Alaska didn’t even become a state officially until 1959).

The chain of custody for these covert actions lands back in the circle surrounding the likes of scheming and well-connected family dynasties such as Harriman, Bush, Dulles, Rockefeller, Rothschild and other fellow travelers, through covert financier-style foreign policy on behalf of the international banking circles to which they belong.

Read Antony Sutton’s Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution for detailed information and also Webster Tarpley’s unauthorized biography on George H.W. Bush and perhaps also the Isaacson/Thomas book The Wise Men for an unbelievable account of the behind the scenes power play by acting world architects in the lead up to and aftermath of WWII reordering.

The same characters built up other despotic regimes, not only during the 20th Century, but throughout their sordid and secret history, as with the Bavarian Illuminati‘s sponsorship of the French Revolution during which it worked to undermine the king and trampled over the masses of society.

The accounts are detailed, but can be traced through time to the order of men who today congregate at Davos, Bilderberg and above, well inside the ring of power of those orchestrating — if no longer in name, then at least in deeds — as the “Illuminati.”

But then again, there are many names; many of the groups are transient. It is a bit of a shell game, after all.

Now fast forward to today and take a look around. Notice anything…?