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Americans have lost faith in pretty much everything - Gallup Poll - Market Watch

Market Watch - June 14, 2016
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/americans-have-lost-faith-in-pretty-much-everything-2016-06-14?mod=MW_story_recommended_d...
...with link to Gallup Poll
http://www.gallup.com/poll/192581/americans-confidence-institutions-stays-low.aspx?g_source=Politics&g_medium=newsfeed&g_c...

EXCERPTS
...As Gallup’s Jim Norman explains: “Americans clearly lack confidence in the institutions that affect their daily lives: the schools responsible for educating the nation’s children; the houses of worship that are expected to provide spiritual guidance; the banks that are supposed to protect Americans’ earnings; the U.S. Congress elected to represent the nation’s interests; and the news media that claims it exists to keep them informed.”...
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...Congress actually earned the “ignominious” distinction of being the only institution sparking little or no confidence in a majority of Americans in the poll....

“The Fight of The Century” and The FBI

In 1971, Muhammad Ali Helped Undermine the FBI’s Illegal Spying on Americans
by Betty Medsger - June 6, 2016 in "The Intercept"
https://theintercept.com/2016/06/06/in-1971-muhammad-ali-helped-undermine-the-fbis-illegal-spying-on-americans/


Since his death a few days ago, countless tributes to Muhammad Ali have brought to life the memories of his extraordinary accomplishments inside and outside boxing. But one thing has gotten little attention: Ali provided cover for a burglary that changed history.

It was March 8, 1971, the night of Ali’s first fight with Joe Frazier, and the noise from that epic battle provided cover for the break-in of an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania. The burglary, by eight activists who stole every file in the office, revealed the illegal spying operations that FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had organized against a broad swath of Americans, including Martin Luther King Jr. The revelations led to congressional investigations and major reforms of all intelligence agencies.

"Why is the MSM (Finally) Reporting on the Petrodollar?" by CorbettReport

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhxRH8tHApw

Published on Jun 1, 2016 - "Why is the MSM (Finally) Reporting on the Petrodollar?"
SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=18775 https://www.corbettreport.com/why-is-the-msm-finally-reporting-on-the-petrodollar/
Bloomberg is trumpeting "The Untold Story Behind Saudi Arabia’s 41-Year U.S. Debt Secret," but anyone who is scratching their heads at this non-revelation might well wonder 'Why Bloomberg?' and 'Why now?' Join James in today's Thought For The Day as he examines the latest volleys in the ongoing covert war between the Saudis and the US and the bigger picture of the battle for the global monetary system.
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More links below...

Sen. Bob Graham + CIA Robert Baer: 9/11 Saudi Connection - Sept 2015

Sen. Bob Graham + CIA Robert Baer: 9/11 Saudi Connection
September 2015

September 2015 "Judge Drops Saudi Arabia from 9/11 Suit Due To Lack of Evidence".
https://28pages.org/2015/10/01/judge-drops-saudi-arabia-from-911-suit-for-lack-of-evidence/
"The United States’s relationship with Saudi Arabia is complex and opaque. Suspicions persist that powerful Saudis funded Al Qaeda and some of the hijackers who carried out the 9/11 attacks. Senator Bob Graham, former chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee, and cochair of the Joint Congressional inquiry into the 9/11 terrorist attacks, visits to shed light on the 28 pages of the 9/11 report that remain classified. Joining him is former CIA veteran Robert Baer, who was portrayed by George Clooney in the movie Syriana."
Bob Graham interview with hard questions about the role of intelligence agencies: https://soundcloud.com/newacademic/graham-interview

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sxfGlyVWIA

Game of Thrones – The Recent Saudi Coup

The coup in Saudi Arabia becomes timely with the current renewed media attention about the 28 Pages.

There is no doubt that a transition is taking place in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s internal struggles for power have been likened to HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. Unlike Western royal families, the Saudi Monarchy has not had a clearly defined order of succession. Within recent years, an ongoing Saudi coup is starting to take shape. Many internal elements are involved. Factions and vested interests exist not only among the Royal Family, but within the culture, religion, finance, corporations, demographics and their values, fiefdoms, clans, age groups, etc.

Also, in the context of the World’s stage where nations and corporations struggle to survive or dominate, there is an additional complex global array of events and scenarios often veiled by the many factors involved. These influences can range from local wars and turmoil, to foreign relations, to the international financial system, to oil, to covert operations and more.

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(Note: The word “clan”, such as the “Sudairi clan”, is used in the video. “Clan” refers to each of the 22 or 24 wives of the founder of Saudi Arabia, Ibn Saud. Ibn Saud died in 1953. The Kings of Saudi Arabia have been a son from one of the different wives or “clans” of Ibn Saud.)

King Salman’s palace coup and the Saudi royal politics – (15 minutes)(May 2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btqb0D_KSfg

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Five years after bin Laden’s death, mystery surrounding Saudi Arabia and 9/11 remains

NOTE: Be sure to read the comments at the Al-Monitor link about the author and about 9/11. The Al-Monitor is the English version of Al-Hayat. Recently, many “Truth” websites have been circulating an article that supposedly originated from Al-Hayat Daily. I have not seen the original source article. The article is written by Saudi legal expert Katib al-Shammari claiming the U.S. planned the 9/11 attacks to kickstart the global war on terror, but the article has a translation by a dubious MEMRI. http://911blogger.com/news/2016-05-21/saudi-paper-us-carried-out-911-attacks
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Five years after bin Laden’s death, mystery surrounding Saudi Arabia and 9/11 remains
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/05/fbi-qaeda-saudi-arabia-senate-hijackers-bush-clinton-obama.html
May 2016 in the Al-Monitor – by Bruce Riedel
Bruce Riedel is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Gulf Pulse. He is the director of the Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution.

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was in the White House when Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda attacked the United States of America. As the special assistant to the president for Near East and North Africa affairs, I was responsible for dealing with the government of Saudi Arabia, bin Laden’s home country and the home of 15 of the 19 hijackers who carried out mass murder that day. There has been much controversy since 9/11 about what role the Saudi government or Saudi government officials may have played in the planning, funding or execution of the attack. Most famously, 28 pages of a Senate report that addressed the Saudi role and was completed shortly after the attacks has been kept classified for over a decade. Little attention has been paid to a recent commission report that examined these issues just last year.

Former 9/11 commission member calls for release of 28 pages in report

Former 9/11 commission member calls for release of 28 pages in report
CNN - Nicole Gaouette Tue May 24, 2016
http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/24/politics/classified-28-pages-saudi-us-attacks-terrorism/

Washington (CNN) — A former member of the 9/11 Commission called Tuesday for the public release of 28 classified pages pertaining to the attacks.

"I am strongly in favor of declassifying this information as quickly as possible," Tim Roemer told a House committee. "The 9/11 families deserve it, the American people deserve it, and justice deserves it. We have the right to transparency and sunlight -- not the darkness."

The hearing, titled "The U.S.-Saudi Arabia Counterterrorism Relationship," comes amid increasing scrutiny in Washington about Saudi Arabia's possible role in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and a push in Congress to allow victims of terrorism to sue foreign governments linked to terror attacks on U.S. soil.

That has fueled calls for the release of 28 classified pages on the report into the attacks. The pages indicate that a network of Saudis, some in official positions, supported al Qaeda operatives in the run up to the attacks, according to some of those who have seen the documents and are pushing for their release, including former Navy Secretary John Lehman and former Senator Bob Graham.

At Tuesday's hearing, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle criticized the Saudi Arabian government for funding the spread of Wahabi Islam, a fundamentalist interpretation of the ancient religion that "teaches that apostates should be persecuted and in some cases killed," said Texas Rep. Ted Poe, the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on terrorism.

Poe noted that some analysts say that followers of Wahabi Islam might be more disposed to feel sympathetic to terrorist groups. And he echoed Roemer's call.

Is Senate bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia all it seems? Lawmaker ‘added loophole that allows State department to

Is Senate bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia all it seems? Lawmaker ‘added loophole that allows State department to stall action’
May 25, 2016 By Tom Wyke for MailOnline and Associated Press
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3608418/Is-Senate-bill-allowing-9-11-families-sue-Saudi-Arabia-Lawmaker-added-loop...

~The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would allow families of September 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia
~The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act had triggered a threat from Riyadh to pull billions of dollars from the U.S. economy
~Now it has been revealed loophole was inserted to reduce bill's power
~Senate Democrats had firmly supported the legislation, putting them at odds with the Obama administration

The Senate's unanimous passing of legislation that allows families of September 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia may not be as groundbreaking as it was first believed.

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) was initially reported as being a chance for the families to pursue damages from the Saudi government but now it has emerged a clause was inserted to water down the bill's power.

The wording of the loophole states the Secretary of State just has to engage 'in good-faith discussions with the foreign-state defendant concerning the resolution of claims against the foreign state,' according to the NY Post.

It had been feared the legislation would trigger potential diplomatic issues with Riyadh, which was threatening to pull billions of dollars from the U.S. economy, if the bill is enacted.

“North Texans for 9/11 Truth” Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

“North Texans for 9/11 Truth” celebrated its 10th Anniversary in April 2016. The activist group was founded in 2006 by Joe Stokes. Through the decade it has remained tenaciously active with truly hundreds of actions, some big, some small; and overwhelmingly too many actions to catalogue without losing the flavor of their significance. To date the group has distributed more than 70,000 DVDs and literally tons of literature.

In between ongoing actions, “North Texans for 9/11 Truth” (also known as “North Texans for Truth”) set aside one evening in April to celebrate, to reminisce with conversation and videos. The group gave out free door prizes to everyone who came. Door prizes included over $250 worth of vitamins and supplements, and of course DVDs/literature.

“The 28 Pages” Revisits… “Man who met 9/11 Hijackers poisoned in Texas”

The story of Shreveport dentist, Dr David M. Graham and his personal encounters dealing with three of the 9/11 hijackers reads like a southern-style John Grisham novel.

Prior to 9/11, Dr David Graham reports the “future hijackers” to the local FBI.
Following 9/11/01, Dr. David Graham contacts top government officials.
Later Dr Graham dies a slow gruesome death following “radiator fluid” poisoning in Texas.

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(1:41 minutes)(Notice that World Trade Center Building 7 is in this TV Newscast)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwLBYLRDJcY

More than 500 9/11 DVDs distributed at “Hear the Watchmen Conference” in Dallas

http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/e/a/2/0/highres_448019936.jpeg

On the weekend of March 18-20th 2016, three members of “North Texans for 9/11 Truth” gave out more than 500 DVDs and Ae911Truth handouts at the “Hear the Watchmen Conference” held in the Dallas-Ft Worth area.

The “Hear the Watchmen Conference” is a Christian event made up of leading religious figures who also act as an alternative media in revealing the many deceptions which exist. In essence, the event had between 500-1,000 attendees who were extremely receptive to the handouts. A vast majority of attendees already knew about the 9/11 Cover-up. Many of the attendees promised to pass along the information to friends and associates.

Since 2006, “North Texans for 9/11 Truth” has disseminated at many different venues, including a vast spectrum of political and religious events. To date, our group has given out more than 70,000 DVDs and literally tons of literature.

http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/1/1/f/e/highres_448024606.jpeg

Send Ae911Truth DVDs & Literature to Your Local Fire Stations

Richard Gage, AIA, of AE911Truth will soon begin a thirteen-city tour through the great Pacific Northwest. Gage will be screening the latest film, “Firefighters, Architects & Engineers: Expose 9/11 Myths”, and also will be presenting the landmark “Firefighters for Truth & Unity booklet”.
More information - http://www.ae911truth.org/news/258-news-media-events-pacific-northwest-tour.html
Ae911Truth Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/993688134035755/

Without a doubt, Firefighters are among the most respected public servants in any community.

“North Texans for 9/11 Truth” would like to encourage individuals and groups to help in delivering the Ae911Truth message to their local Fire Stations. ANYONE can do something. ANYONE can get the word out about 9/11 to their local Firefighters.

Below is our “Project – Fire Station Packets” which may give other people some ideas on what they can personally do. From our interactions with local fire stations, we have discovered that Firefighters are very receptive to this information.

First time the U.S. has put a person on trial on terror charges related to the Islamic State militant group

Trial to Start on IS-Linked Charges in Texas Cartoon Contest
--By Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press - Phoenix — Feb 16, 2016, 4:48 AM ET
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/trial-start-linked-charges-texas-cartoon-contest-36966415

Halfway through 2014, three Arizona men were falling under the sway of the Islamic State group, authorities say.

The trio watched videos depicting violence by jihadists, tried to get pipe bombs, planned an attack at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas last year and researched travel to the Middle East so they could join Islamic State fighters, investigators say.

Two of the men brought semiautomatic rifles and an Islamic State flag to the May 3 contest featuring cartoons deemed offensive to Muslims and died in a shootout with police before hurting anyone attending the event in suburban Dallas.

The third man goes on trial Tuesday in Phoenix in what is believed to be the first time the U.S. government has put a person on trial on terror charges related to the militant group.

Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, a 44-year-old moving company owner, is accused of hosting the two gunmen at his home to discuss plans for the attack, going target shooting in the remote Arizona desert with the pair and providing the guns used at the contest.

The X-Files 2016 and 9/11

FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner: “Since 9/11, this country has taken a big turn in a very strange direction.”
Fox Mulder: “They police us, spy on us, tell us that makes us safer. We’ve never been in more danger.”

O’Malley: “…In a state of perpetual war to create “problem” “reaction” “solution” scenarios to distract, enrage and enslave American citizens at home. (photos of George Bush on ship in Iraq) With tools like the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act which abridge the Constitution in the name of national security. The militarization of the police force in cities across the U.S. The building of prison camps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency with no stated purpose. The corporate takeover of food and agriculture, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, even the military in clandestine agendas to fatten, dullen, sicken and control the populace already consumed by consumerism.”
(video clip of Bush just after 9/11/2001): “…and I encourage you all to go shopping more.”
O’Malley: “A government that taps your phone, collects your data, and monitors your whereabouts with impunity. A government preparing to use that data against you when it strikes. And the final takeover begins.”….

https://youtu.be/_1SmJUBT5q0?list=PLXd9aCB0yKuje0ppzMwfZujVUKcKrjU8t

NEWSBUD: The new alternative media

Introducing Newsbud: Where Media Integrity Matters
Corbett • 01/16/2016
https://www.corbettreport.com/introducing-newsbud-where-media-integrity-matters/

A Message from Sibel Edmonds- Founder, NEWSBUD:
http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2016/01/17/newsbud-where-media-integrity-matters-join-our-campaign-for-a-100-people-funded...

James Corbett talks to Sibel Edmonds, Peter B. Collins and Pepe Escobar about NEWSBUD, a new media venture to take the alternative media to the next level. In this conversation they discuss who is involved with the project, what they hope to achieve with it, and how it will be funded.

Join the NEWSBUD Email List to keep up to date about the project!!!
The Countdown- February 14, 2016-Valentine’s Day
http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2016/01/17/newsbud-where-media-integrity-matters-join-our-campaign-for-a-100-people-funded...