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Daily Digest 9/5 - The World Wide Cage, OK Earthquake Felt As Far Away As AZ

Monday, September 5, 2016, 7:48 AM

Economy

The world wide cage (JM)

Cyberspace, with its disembodied voices and ethereal avatars, seemed mystical from the start, its unearthly vastness a receptacle for the spiritual yearnings and tropes of the US. ‘What better way,’ wrote the philosopher Michael Heim in ‘The Erotic Ontology of Cyberspace’ (1991), ‘to emulate God’s knowledge than to generate a virtual world constituted by bits of information?’ In 1999, the year Google moved from a Menlo Park garage to a Palo Alto office, the Yale computer scientist David Gelernter wrote a manifesto predicting ‘the second coming of the computer’, replete with gauzy images of ‘cyberbodies drift[ing] in the computational cosmos’ and ‘beautifully laid-out collections of information, like immaculate giant gardens’.

U.S. still trying for a Syria cease-fire deal with Russia (jdargis)

At a news conference, Obama said a previous cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria had broken down, prompting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resume bombing opposition forces “with impunity.” That has led opposition forces, including those with ties to terrorism, to ramp up recruiting of new fighters, the president said.

How Ransomware Became a Billion-Dollar Nightmare for Businesses (jdargis)

Joe Gleinser, the president of GCS Technologies, an Austin-based IT support and services company, walked me through just how time-consuming it is for companies to deal with ransomware attacks, which generally starts with the appearance of “unusually named files” or files that suddenly can’t be accessed. “Locking the network down”—freezing some or all of a company’s systems—is typically the first step after the attack is recognized, in an effort to stop the damage and look for fixes.

Record-tying Oklahoma Earthquake Felt as Far Away as Arizona (jdargis)

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which since 2013 has asked wastewater-well owners to reduce disposal volumes in parts of the state, is requiring 37 wells in a 514 square-mile area around the epicenter of the earthquake to shut down within seven to 10 days because of previous connections between the injection of wastewater and earthquakes.

The Most Impressive State for Clean Energy (jdargis)

Blessed with lots of open space, consistent and strong winds, and farm owners eager to garner extra income from planting wind turbines alongside corn, Iowa has been one of the epicenters of America’s long-running wind boom. In 2008, about 4 percent of Iowa’s electricity generation came from wind. But so many wind farms have been built in the state that in 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “wind provided 31.3% of Iowa’s total electricity generation in 2015, a larger share than any other state.” (In the U.S. last year, wind accounted for about 4.7 percent of electricity generation.) In raw production of wind-powered electricity, Iowa is second only to Texas.

‘Rolling Coal’ in Diesel Trucks, to Rebel and Provoke (jdargis)

Depending on whom you ask, rolling coal is a juvenile prank, a health hazard, a stand against rampant environmentalism, a brazen show of American freedom. Coal rollers’ frequent targets: walkers, joggers, cyclists, hybrid and Asian cars and even police officers. A popular bumper sticker reads “Prius Repellent.”

Spike In Grid Failures: The Next Big Headache For Utilities (Josh O.)

For sheer impact and inconvenience, little compares with the August 14-15, 2003 blackout affecting the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada. The cause was overgrown trees brushing up against high voltage lines in FirstEnergy's system in northern Ohio. This resulted in a cascade of transmission line failures ultimately affecting 50 million people and was the biggest blackout in North American history.

The Healing Garden: How to Grow 7 Medicinal Herbs at Home (jdargis)

Growing your own remedies means learning how to harvest each herb and imbibe it in a way that will produce the desired medicinal effect. Often the easiest way is to dry the herbs and make a tea. If you’re a little more ambitious, you could also make herbal tinctures, an approach in which alcohol is used to extract the medicinal compounds and preserve them in liquid form.

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15 years since 9/11/2001
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We are approaching the 15th year since that fateful day in September and more and more people are becoming aware that they haven't gotten the whole story on 9/11. "The sudden, complete collapse of the third skyscraper on 9/11, WTC Building 7 at 5:20pm, is now being seen around the world as "the smoking gun" which disproves the official story about 9/11." "This is the most scientific and compelling 9/11 documentary film to date, containing vital information that demands action from all of us. We can no longer afford to ignore the World Trade Center evidence."

 
 
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Saudi Arabia, Russia agree to 'historic' oil market cooperation

Saudi Arabia, Russia agree to 'historic' oil market cooperation (CNBC)

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Top oil producers Saudi Arabia and Russia made a joint statement at the G-20 summit in China on Monday aimed at stabilizing crude prices, media reports said.
Russia and Saudi Arabia recognize the need to contain excess volatility in the market, the statement said, according to Russian news agency Interfax.

The two countries will form a working group to monitor the market and draft recommendations to stabilize oil prices and ensure steady investment in the industry, Interfax said. The group will meet for the first time next month.

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Systemic Racketeering

Hat tip to reflector for this one.

Found viewing the system as a system of layered rackets (systemic racketeering) to be an interesting perspective. It's certainly not limited to just the elections. 

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Time2help wrote:
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We are approaching the 15th year since that fateful day in September and more and more people are becoming aware that they haven't gotten the whole story on 9/11. "The sudden, complete collapse of the third skyscraper on 9/11, WTC Building 7 at 5:20pm, is now being seen around the world as "the smoking gun" which disproves the official story about 9/11." "This is the most scientific and compelling 9/11 documentary film to date, containing vital information that demands action from all of us. We can no longer afford to ignore the World Trade Center evidence."

 
 

The first tip-off of chicanery is the "PBS" in the upper corner of the video screen shot.  PBS had nothing to do with the production of this video. It was produced, not surprisingly, by AE911.  They of course would love the credibility usually associated with PBS.  Although it was apparently on the national PBS website in 2012 when it was created (although I couldn't find it) the video appeared on exactly 1 of some 350 PBS affiliate stations.  Here's a link to the ombudsman at PBS commenting on the video in 2012:

http://www.pbs.org/ombudsman/2012/09/the_disaster_that_keeps_on_giving_1...

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Is There a PBS Conspiracy?

What actually interests me about this new round of 9/11 conspiracy films is not that CPT12 is showing it. Rather, it is the association with PBS that it generates, and with PBS's unwillingness or inability to separate itself more clearly from the production and distribution of such programs. There have been other such cases, especially involving programming for pledge drives. PBS is among the more widely trusted brand-names in the country, so an association with PBS tends to convey legitimacy to viewers, and some of them feel deceived and get upset, as most of the letters below demonstrate.

Here, in simplified form, is what seems to have happened as far as I can tell and with some explanations from PBS officials. As has been pointed out many times in this column, all 350 or so PBS-member stations are independent and can run whatever they choose, including the well-known programs PBS distributes nationally, material from others who distribute to public broadcasters, and locally-produced material. The mixing of national and local programming is part of the PBS legacy, its reason for being, and it's what makes PBS public, officials add.

When I first wrote about the films three years ago, they were not being aired by other stations, as far as I could tell at the time. The new A&E film, however, apparently has lots of online viewers, enough to push it into the lead on the "most watched" and "most shared" lists on the PBS website's video page. These most watched and shared categories reflect an aggregate of national and, occasionally, local programs that attract large audiences.

Then, of course, other sites pick it up such as Digital Journal whose headline reads, "New 9/11 truth documentary among 'most watched' on PBS this week," and Brasscheck TV under the headline "9/11: PBS lets the cat out of the bag."

In many cases, aside from the absence of that little PBS logo in the corner of your screen at the beginning and end of programs, there is no other way to visually set apart material distributed by PBS, with their stamp of approval, from other programs and pledge-drive material. Or at least no one has figured out how to do it. Or possibly nobody wants to do it because the service can have it both ways, be able to say that wasn't invented here if necessary while allowing stations to get funding from programs that come from outside PBS. Because this is a membership organization with independent stations, the stations are not under any obligation to inform PBS about what it plans to use during fund drives.

In the case of the latest 9/11 conspiracy film, the "most shared" video that you can click on at PBS.org does say: "Colorado Public Television Presents . . ." But when you get that video it has both the CPT12 and PBS logos prominently presented and a PBS promotional introduction.

Again, I have no problem with CPT12 or any station running controversial, against-the-grain programming. That's okay and often a good thing. But I do have sympathy with viewers who believe they were misled by PBS, who believe that what they watch on a PBS station, or video they click on from PBS.org, carries with it the legitimacy conveyed by the PBS label. Some better way needs to be found to make it clear when that is not the case.

The letters to the editor are worth reading.  Context is always good.

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Hi Doug

Be well.

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A message to USA inc and

all the other megalomaniac corporations masquerading as countries.

 

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Christopher Bollyn Talk In Washington DC Sept 6

Christopher Bollyn is giving a talk in Washington DC tomorrow night (Tuesday, September 6) at the National Press Club at 6:00 PM.  Here is the flyer.  Note that the venue has changed from Busboys and Poets to the National Press Club.

http://www.dc911truth.org/flyers/Bollyn_Busboys-Sept-6-2016.pdf

Bollyn is the most vocal and organized advocate of the view that the War on Terror was conceived in Israel as a part of its military approach to "security."  (A RED/BLUE Meme approach to "security.")

He ties together a great deal and is a relentless researcher.  I just learned quite a bit from reading this article "How Israel Created the Fiend for the War on Terror."  Despite the title focusing on Israel, he describes the very active participation of western intelligence agencies with then CIA director George Bush speaking at the first Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism in 1979, hosted by Netanyahu.

 

 

 

 

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