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LIONEL PODCAST: Chertoff (Son of the Devil), Rapiscan Lobbyist and Skeletor Redefines Conflict of Interest

This is the face of Rapiscan.

Getting Rich from the TSA Naked-Body Scanners
The New American

With all the commotion over the invasiveness of the naked-body scanners used by the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA), one question that has been ignored is who is profiting from TSA’s use of the body scanners? Mark Hemingway and Tim Carney at The Examiner discovered the shameful answer: George Soros, Michael Chertoff, and a number of lobbyists.

Both Soros and Chertoff are profiting from the naked-body scanners by way of the company Rapiscan, whose contract is worth $173 million. Lobbyists for this company include Susan Carr, a former senior legislative aide to Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) who is coincidentally chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee.

Former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff was “flacking for Rapiscan,” writes Tim Carney of The Examiner:

After the undie-bomber attempt on Christmas 2009, Chertoff went on a media tour promoting the use of these scanners, without disclosing that he was getting paid by Rapiscan, one of the two companies currently contracted by TSA to take a nude picture of you at the airport.

Just days after the attempted Christmas attack, the New York Times explained:

Screening technologies with names like millimeter-wave and backscatter X-ray can show the contours of the body and reveal foreign objects. Such machines, properly used, are a leap ahead of the metal detectors used in most airports, and supporters say they are necessary to keep up with the plans of potential terrorists. “If they’d been deployed, this would pick up this kind of device,” Michael Chertoff, the former homeland security secretary, said in an interview….

Another notable connection to Rapiscan is leftist billionaire George Soros, who owned 11,300 shares of OSI Systems, Inc., the company that owns Rapiscan. Nova Tea Party Patriots writes, “OSI’s stock has appreciated considerably over the course of the year.”

In response to The Examiner’s report of George Soros’ share in Rapiscan, Media Matters (another of Soros’ funded projects) seized on the report and mocked the writer. The Blaze reports that Media Matters argued that “11,300 shares are only ‘six one-hundredths of one percent’ of the company’s total stock.

However, once The Examiner reported that George Soros owned the shares of the OSI Systems, Soros coincidentally sold all 11,300 shares of the company.

This is a great, comprehensive source of whole body imagers (WBI) technology, viz. millimeter wave scanners and backscatter ionizing radiation X-rays. Check out the lobbyists involved.

LIONEL PODCAST: Who Gives a Fork? Thwarting al CIA-Duh.

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Who gives a fork?

This photo was taken on March 9, 2012 CE at a JFK Airport Terminal 5 restaurant. It shows the genius of our crack security minds. You see, what we have here is the apparent suggestion that having a plastic knife versus a metal one makes flying safer. It will throw Al CIA-duh off their mark. They simple won’t know how to use a metal fork as a weapon. Not to mention, they wouldn’t have taken a weapon of any kind in the first place, right? I mean, that’s why they have to stop off at airside restaurants to steal cutlery and utensils as weapons.

The most dangerous person in America.

Just how preposterous is this idea? Seriously. You see, it’s all about doing something. Anything. That’s what it’s all about.It’s about shaping and habituating behavior. Creating the illusion of control and the like. Giving the perspective that somehow things are being taken care of, that Americas best and brightest are hot on the trail of those dastardly Islamo-jihadist whatever.

Yes, I said that.

A chap by the name of Dan Levitt (@danodare48) Tweeted me this picture/capture. It makes me laugh. It appears this TSA feller is cleaning the bottom of this passenger/traveler. Hysterical laughter sometimes causes one to lose control of bodily functions.

LIONEL PODCAST: Liberty Gang Raped — Critical Thinking’s Gitmo

Remember when you were a kid and you drove your parents crazy with “Why”? You weren’t being a jerk, you were being curious. You asked and asked and, per usual, inquiry is confused with contumacy. How tragic. You really see this in the world of religion when questions asked are confused with heresy or apostasy. Such is the way of our world.

Asking questions is all about learning and the like, that’s the essence of the argument. That’s the basis of Bernard Baruch said, “Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.”

And I ask why? a lot. Like why do people still spell a lot alot? Or did they mean allot?

But on a more serious note, I ask why we’ve allowed the police to trample the Constitution? How did it get this bad? How did it get so out of hand and why do so many Americans laud and encourage more behavior like this? The foundation of our republic is the Constitution, specifically in this case, the Bill of Rights. It speaks elegantly and beautifully to a series of fundamental postulates that serve as the architecture of our freedom and liberty.

After I added the following comments of these two giants stating emphatically their disbelief in conventional faith systems, you can’t imagine the emails. One very nice woman chided me and these two bona fide geniuses for not making the leap of faith which runs contrary to the issue of proof.

I thoroughly enjoy hearing very bright people making the case for reason and eschewing convention. Plus, it drives folks crazy.

There’s no tolerance for questioning. There’s no understanding for and of the curious. These fellers drive the acolytes nuts. And the other way around, let me assure you. You see, secretly they inspire concern and fear that they may be wrong or deluded. For if they had absolute certainty as to the validity of their faith delivery mechanism and structures, Feynam and Russell could blather on without so much as an ounce of notice or concern. But because their faith is tenuous, their conviction suspect and their fealty unresolved, they insured attack the inquisitors and free thinkers.

LIONEL PODCAST: I Told You the Bin Laden Story Was Complete Scheiße. You Thought I Was a Conspiracy Theorist. No, I’m a Conspiracy Analyst.

Ah, yes. The illusive and elusive Osama bin Forgotten. I said from day one that that story stunk to high heaven. It seems I’ve been vindicated in a way.

The inimitable Paul Joseph Watson does it again. His most recent dispatch explains.

The deluge of emails released a result of the recent Wikileaks data dump includes a brief note from Stratfor’s vice president for intelligence Fred Burton in which he urges the U.S. government to show photos of Osama Bin Laden’s corpse in order to silence “lunatics like Alex Jones and Glenn Beck” who had questioned the government’s official narrative behind the death of the terror mastermind.

The email was sent from Fred Burton’s account on the afternoon of May 2, 2011 – one day after President Obama announced that Bin Laden had been killed in a raid in Pakistan and his body had been “buried at sea”.

First Burton bemoans the fact that US authorities apparently dumped Bin Laden’s body in the sea, fearing a Muslim backlash.

“Although I don’t really give a rats ass, it seems to me that by dropping the corpse in the ocean, the body will come back to haunt us….gotta be violating some sort of obscure heathen religious rule that will inflame islam? I was sleeping thru that class at Langley,” he wrote.

Burton then urges the U.S. government to release photos of the body to silence critics who questioned whether the story about Bin Laden being “buried at sea” was a fabrication, or whether Bin Laden had been killed at all.

“The US Govt needs to make body pics available like the MX’s do, with OBL’s pants pulled down, to shout down the lunatics like Alex Jones and Glenn Beck,” wrote Burton.

Ironically, emails sent by Burton and his staff before the email referring to Jones and Beck revealed that Bin Laden’s body had in fact not been buried at sea but was actually “bound for Dover, DE on CIA plane.”

“Reportedly, we took the body with us. Thank goodness,” said Stratfor CEO George Friedman in an email that was sent at 5:26am.

Burton sent another email at 6:26am in which he expressed “doubt” that Bin laden’s body was dumped at sea.

The Stratfor email dump revealed the fact that while the group fronts as an intelligence analysis outfit, Stratfor is little more than a contractor for large corporations and U.S. government agencies, including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Homeland Security and the DIA.

Little wonder therefore that some of the leaked emails show the organization’s head honchos wringing their hands not only over Julian Assange, but also conservative media pundits who have proven to be a thorn in the side of the Obama administration like Jones and Beck.

Fred Burton himself has close ties to the U.S. government, having worked as a special agent with the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service. He was also involved in the arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993.

And if you want to feel the sting of reverse-engineered American exceptionalism, dig this.

LIONEL PODCAST: Slutgate Captures The Imagination of the Clueless Yet Again

Is there no conception of the past? No recollection? No appreciation? Apparently not.

Asta Nielsen playing a suffragette undergoing forcefeeding in Die Suffragette (1913), from Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek

Early film reflected the society in which it arose, and there is no clearer example of this than the campaign for women’s suffrage. The movement to gain women the vote in Britain reached its climax during the period when mass cinema-going was first underway in the early 1910s, and films reflected the popular understanding of the suffragettes. The militant woman became a standard figure in early ficition [sic] films, generally portrayed for comic or satiric effect. At the same time the suffragettes were regularly covered by the newsreels, a dynamic new medium for reporting what was happening in the world to a mass audience.

The Bioscope

The inanity and insanity of this overdone focus on Limbaugh’s “slut” comments yet again shows how we’ve missed the point altogether. Whither the feminist? Where’s the outrage as to the notion that women’s reproductive rights are being marginalized and virtually eliminated by a rabid right wing that would one day seek to overturn Griswold? The world’s busy covering Snooki’s pregnancy.

LIONEL PODCAST: Your Blind Innocence Ensures and Perpetuates the Tyranny That Enslaves You.

It is an article of faith that there are no conspiracies in American life. (Gore Vidal)

Your idiocy will be the ruination of my country. Wake up!

The innocence of my country is not quaint but troubling. And it’s not a valid innocence but a deliberate nescience. So deluded are we that we’re the last to know what’s happening. You exist microscopically. You’re like the goldfish who only knows her bowl. You can’t see outside the confines of your country and Fox or MSDNC. I mean you actually and truly believe that they provide news, news that counts. They’re a firewall between reality and your idealized nescience.

Just last week when Breitbart’s sudden death was announced and officials called it natural immediately with no investigation or autopsy or anything, scores of dreaded “conspiracy theorists” were chided by the Ted Baxter news sheeple who, yet again, show and exhibit no knowledge of anything as to the history of covert operations or political assassinations. Not that there was evidence of such but they just disregarded it ab initio and a priori.

Hey there, Georgi boy. How much Polonium 210 would you like in your tea, Al?

Let’s look to other countries who live conspiracies not question them.

Georgi Markov was a novelist and playwright and 1969 he defected from Bulgaria, then governed by President Todor Zhivkov. After he relocated to the West, Georgi worked as a broadcaster and journalist for the BBC World Service, the US-funded Radio Free Europe, and Germany’s Deutsche Welle. He used such platforms to conduct a blistering and unrelenting campaign of attack and criticism against the incumbent Bulgarian regime. As a result of this, it seems rather obvious that the Bulgarian government wanted to silence him. Permanently. It appears they asked the then KGB for help. And help they got. Georgi was whacked on a London street when a micro-engineered pellet containing ricin was fired into his leg via an umbrella dart gun of sorts. And this was in 1978. Pretty sophisticated, huh? Just think what folks in the black bag world are capable of now.

Folks then knew exactly who was behind it. But if they employed the idiocy of the blind American sheeple, they’d have rejected he facts as another “conspiracy theory.”

Oh, and ask Alexander Litvinenko about assassinations. Oh, sorry. I forgot. He’s dead. He was assassinated in 2006 with 210Po. Remember? Or would that, too, be a “conspiracy theory.” You’d be close. It’s a conspiracy fact.

As Il Signore Vidal stated: I’m not a conspiracy theorist; I’m a conspiracy analyst.

LIONEL PODCAST: Who Killed Andrew Breitbart?

First, no commentary would be perfect without a word from a viewer. This is an actual email, unedited, that I received on Mr. Breitbart’s passing and the left-right paradigm.

[sic] guy so I don’t know his work.  I can’t stand conservatives. Most of what they preach is capitalist propaganda.  Remember how we were told in school to beware of communist propaganda?  Well, I’d be more afraid of capitalist propaganda.  It gets you to vote stupid, ie: Republican. Voting Democratic aint now prize either, but I and others I’ve spoken to in this Liberal city of Austin Texas agree with me that they are the lesser of two evils.

Just one example of how destructive Republicans are to your mind, our economy and our planet, is the Koch Brother’s funding of climate science denial.  To keep making a fortune by selling us oil and coal, they’ve bought the Republican Congress critters and threatened them with ruination of their political careers if they don’t tow the line on climate science denial.  The fund assholes like Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones to say global warming is a hoax, a left wing conspiracy, and a one world government takeover.  And they laugh behind the backs of stupid conservatives who buy into that bullshit.  What in the fuck do you think record number of tornadoes is about, normal weather?  You’ve got to be kidding me.  And here in Texas last summer I watched a big brown cloud in the sky caused by the town of Bastrop burning to the ground,  1100 homes lost.  And it hit 112 here one Sunday.  And everything green here turned brown.  I’ve been here 20 years and never saw the fire department cancel the July 4th fireworks because of extreme drought.  Global warming a hoax my ass.

[sic] US will become almost unihabitable. [sic] Global warming, some hoax. Ha!  And that doesn’t even cover the Republican’s pentient [sic] for catering to the super rich and keeping their taxes inexcusably low and causing a shortfall of revenue in the US.  and we need that revenue to fund climate change mitigation, building up our disintegrating bridges, and a lot of other things that need doing.

We need another great president.  Would somebody please clone Franklin Roosevelt and put the clone in the White House?  He is my historical hero.  Too bad I wasn’t born until 8 years after the war ended.  I would have loved to meet him and shake his hand.  He was a rich man and the rich considered him a traitor to their own class and called him a communist and a socialist.  And the Koch Brother’s father Fred made noises about communists in Kennedy’s administration.  And since communist bashing is out of style, their sons Charles and David are finding socialists in Obama’s administration.

I’m losing my mind over all this shit.  I think I need a bottle of whiskey and a baggie of weed.  That might calm me down.

Killed Breitbart? Who said anything about murder? Wait, are you asking because of the speed involved in saying that the cause of death was natural causes? That’s not in and of itself that odd. There are four types or causes of death. Think this acronym: NASH — natural, accidental. suicide or homicide. Granted, the last three choices seem a bit of a stretch, but the celerity in making that determination was a bit interesting.

Bit wait. This idea of murder: Is this some kind of conspiracy theory? Such is the refrain heard ’round our fruited plain. Translation: They have no idea what they’re talking about or the bases for anyone’s suspicion. The indefatigable, crack investigator and columnist Paul Joseph Watson noted the following.

In a stunning coincidence, It appears Andrew Breitbart suffered his untimely death just hours before he was set to release damning video footage that could have sunk Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Around three weeks ago on February 9 during the ‘Blog Bash’ event in Washington DC, Breitbart made a prophetic comment that takes on a somewhat chilling nature given the fact that he died in the early hours of March 1st.

Speaking to Lawrence Sinclair of Sinclair News, Breitbart stated, “Wait til they see what happens March 1st.”

Now, let me ask you a simple question: If you were investigating a murder or just a death and on the day the deceased was to release something incriminating he’s found dead, what would you think? It would be negligence per se to not at least say “Hmmmm?” Now, alleging that POTUS was responsible is a stretch in that there’s no information or data indicating such. But to cock an eyebrow in curiosity? Come on, wouldn’t you?

And keep in mind one thing also. Breitbart was the consummate prick. Let’s face it, it’s true. There were a lot of folks who disliked him. But all I lnow, is that a father and husband is dead. A grieving wife and children don’t care anything about politics. And he did  so much for alternative media. So . . . we’ll see.

LIONEL PODCAST: Science Fiction, Fantasy & 9/11

Oh, don’t get worried. I’m not trying to scare you. Please. I’m well aware that this is a touchy subject. And whatever you do, don’t refer to this compendium of the official doubters of all that is 9/11. After all 9/11 is a religion and it’s an article of faith that anything even hinting at “conspiracy theory” status be rejected altogether. I’ve learned a long time ago that folks care not about the subject. But let me just tell you this, and take it from me, you’ve got to look all the information. And I mean all the information. Because if you think that this story is closed, you’re out of your mind.

With all due respect.

But herein I explore myriad samples of thought but will always remind you and encourage you as well to explore for yourself, at your own pace, the truth that is 9/11. It’s there. Hiding in plain sight. And it will boggle your mind.

And as to the untimely passing of Andrew Breitbart, I will say that I admired his guts and absolute indefatigable chutzpah in fighting what he believed to be the noble fight. We need more like him, irrespective of illusory political paradigm. He never cowed or gave in. For that I admired him greatly.