Headlines: 6th February 2016

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Includes what David calls ‘the most important chapter I have ever written’.

Deeper in the rabbit hole than ever before, solution-based and right up with current events.


Richie Allen Review of Phantom Self


‘I’ve just finished David’s new book “Phantom Self (And how to find the real one)” and it’ll prove a bigger and braver book than anything else in 2016. It’s almost surgical how David knits together historic and recent events to throw a glaring spotlight on who and what is manipulating our daily lives. I’ve never read a book before that so clearly and effortlessly illustrates how what we think is our world, what we see as our lives, is nothing more than a virtual reality-type programme, which has enslaved us.

The chapter entitled “Transphantomism” is at once a revelation and a siren call to the masses to get up, stand up and reclaim your own sovereignty from those pushing the trans-humanist agenda. It’s an outstanding book which compliments David’s unparalleled body of work. It’s also full to the brim with positivity and solutions and as I said, bang up to date with current geopolitical events.’



‘Over the millennia the mining of gold has driven some of the world’s most brutal practices, as armed militias enslave entire populations, forcing them to mine with their bare hands or use rudimental tools at the blade of a machete or point of a gun. There is nothing new about ‘blood gold’, it’s just that you had no idea that you were likely supporting it when you bought that special piece of jewelry for your partner or relative. From cheap high street retail chains to the fashion houses of Paris and New York, blood gold adorns us all.

It might surprise you to learn that a minimum of two thirds and possibly as much as 90 percent of the world’s gold goes, at some stage through Switzerland. It stands to reason then that four of the six largest gold refineries in the world have their headquarters there.’

Read more: Switzerland, Blood Gold Capital of the World



‘The High Court of Australia has done its occasional bit for refugees, though much of its legal reasoning has lead to inadvertent consequences. During the Gillard years, it sank what would have been a notorious exchange of refugees with Malaysia (the “Malaysian Solution”) as one that was outside the scope of the Refugee Act and discretion of the minister of immigration.[1] On other occasions, its reasoning has bafflingly concluded that infinite detention of refugees for security grounds on a hypothetical basis is entirely legitimate.

The legal fraternity, and various NGOs were therefore curious on where the High Court would stand on the issue of Australia’s own island gulag system, which received a considerable boost under the Abbott government from 2013. It involved a case brought by a Bangladeshi woman whose imprisonment, her legal representatives claimed, had been “funded, authorised, procured and effectively controlled” by the Australian authorities. This state of affairs, they contended, was beyond the government’s constitutional powers. The legal team sought a declaration to that effect.’

Read more: Legalising Cruelties: The Australian High Court and Indefinite Offshore Detention



‘Security this year will make wide areas around Santa Clara, CA’s Levi Stadium, including the San Francisco Bay Area, resemble a war zone.

It includes patrolling F-15 warplanes, refueling tanker planes, police sharpshooters, bomb-sniffing dogs, helicopters overhead able to evacuate players and staff in case of trouble, metal detectors and routine bag searches, as well as high-tech cameras and sensor equipment able to monitor public transportation.

An FAA-no-fly zone will be implemented throughout much of the bay area, enforced by Pentagon and California Air National Guard pilots manning warplanes.Major General Joe Vazquez heads the US Air Force’s Civil Air Patrol (CAP). “The opportunity to ensure safe skies around Levi’s Stadium is a mission CAP takes very seriously,” he said.’

Read more: Super Bowl 50 to Resemble a War Zone



‘A UK businessman is making a fortune selling British air to wealthy Chinese buyers for £80 ($115) a bottle.

Leo De Watts, 27, harvests fresh air from rural locations across the UK, including Dorset, Somerset, Wales, Wiltshire and Yorkshire.

His team use specially adapted fishing nets and run through fields to collect the breeze. The nets are left for 10 minutes to absorb the local aroma, before being bottled in 580ml containers.’

Read more: Money from thin air: British breezes sells for £80 a pop in China



‘Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the occupied Palestinian territories that are opposed to the Israeli regime’s policy of occupation and suppression of the Palestinians’ rights for freedom have condemned the rising cases of harassment and even death threats against themselves.

In a rare joint press conference held in Tel Aviv on Friday, five Israeli NGOs voiced concern over being subjected to increasing personal attacks in recent months.

Yuli Novak, the president of the Breaking the Silence group, one of the five organizations that advocates the former soldiers who are against the Israeli military’s actions against the Palestinians, said there is an “orchestrated effort” to undermine the activities of the left-wing Israeli NGOs.’

Read more: Israeli anti-war NGOs slam harassment and death threats



‘Israeli forces have opened fire on two Palestinian minors, killing one and injuring the other.

The Palestinian news agency Ma’an said on Friday that Israeli troops targeted two minor Palestinians who reportedly attempted to throw Molotov cocktails at vehicles in the town of Halhul north of the city of al-Khalil (Hebron).

The Israeli military said the two were spotted on Route 60, a highway north of al-Khalil, and one of them was gunned down. The other Palestinian minor was injured and detained in the incident.’

Read more: Israeli forces kill Palestinian minor in West Bank



‘A woman who left Denmark to join anti-ISIS forces in Iraq has lost a court battle over the confiscation of her passport. The 22-year-old, who fought for Western-backed Kurdish militants, has vowed to appeal the decision.

Copenhagen City Court found no overreach in the police’s decision to revoke Joanna Palani’s passport last October. The court said she had actively taken part in armed conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and had openly expressed her intention to return to the front line.

Palani, a woman of Kurdish origin who came to Denmark as a refugee at the age of three, was first in the spotlight back in 2014, when she announced to the national media her decision to join Kurdish fighters.’

Read more: Danish court backs decision to revoke woman’s passport for fighting ISIS



‘The US and the UK are discussing a deal that will allow their spy agencies to ask Internet companies in each others’ countries to turn over online records and emails from people under investigation, officials say.

“The proposed agreement, which remains under discussion, would be reciprocal and would require legislation to take effect,” a US Justice Department official said on Friday.

Earlier in the day, The Washington Post cited three US officials as saying that the talks were focused on letting UK intelligence agencies, such as domestic spy agency MI5, demand data for “live intercepts” in inquiries.’

Read more: US and UK spy agencies eying ‘reciprocal’ online data sharing



‘The US Defense Department will buy 404 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets during the next five years, according to sources familiar with the plan.

The purchase will be equal to approximately $40 billion in new revenue for Lockheed, which is the Pentagon’s No. 1 supplier, and engine maker Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp, Reuters quoted the sources as saying on Friday.

The Pentagon will disclose the revised procurement numbers on Tuesday, the day when it also issues its fiscal 2017 budget as well as the new five-year plan.’

Read more: Pentagon to buy 404 Lockheed F-35 jets: Sources

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