Holiday Open Thread

01/03/2015103 Comments

by James Corbett
January 2, 2015

It may be the holidays, but the news world order never sleeps. 2014 ended with the first spectacular false flag cyber attack and another Malaysian plane disaster. 2015 is beginning with more "war on terror" events in Madrid even as the now-forgotten CIA torture report confirms there is no real evidence linking "Al Qaeda" to 9/11.

But who wants to discuss news during the holidays? This is the time for reflection on the year that past and predictions for the year ahead. It's also a time for New Year's resolutions, although you might want to read Anthony Gucciardi's excellent new article on the subject before confessing yours. Or maybe you just want to wish the community well in the spirit of the season.

Whatever the case, Corbett Report members are encouraged to make use of the holiday down time by sharing their thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

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  1. Michael says:

    I just want to wish the Corbett Report Community a happy new year. I wish you all good health and great opportunities in this blossoming year. James I wish to wish you personally happy new year to you and you family and to thank you for your work. Cheers everyone!

    • Corbett says:

      Thanks for the message, Michael, and thank you for your first comment. My best to you and yours as well for a very happy and prosperous 2015.

    • NotDole says:


      As a new years resolution, I’ll try, emphasis on try, not to be afraid to die in a catastrophe, as I think even TPTSNB would be relieved if their effed up world they know deep down can’t work (even Warren Buffet made confessions of the like) and take less anti anxiety medications (not SSRI’s or antidepressants, solely anti anxiety medication, they are addictive because your body forgets how to calm down naturally, at some degree).

      So I really do wish this year will be less horrible than 2013 and 2014 were. They might have been awesome years to people getting promotions at their jobs (speaking of middle class people, too tired to care about the big news out there, and I understand them, I was like that, but I woke up earlier, watched the 2000 election US elections debacle knowing that the kind of people behind Bush were crazy and would be given positions of power. Still not sure 911 would have happened with Gore, and that’s not a left-right thing, it’s just a way these people have of controlling the masses. And then not believing much of 911 on the very day glued to CNN, which we get on basic cable in Canada, probably for a reason, it’s not CNN international. When they tried to sell me a 757 or 737 (forget right now) was in this seemingly internal explosions maybe aided with an external projectile, and trying to be taken for an idiot trying to find a jumbo jet in there…let’s say I was young then and experimenting with hallucinogens and those things (not when in a CIA controlled session, thats why they ditched it), will make you see things clearly more than the general populace and anyway…all this to say, last month, I sold my rifles, because if there would be something so near me (New York City is close to me in Canada, closer than many americans). If something would be happening like this near me I don’t know if I would take it (and the automatic martial law). Confirming what I thought 911 was about, telling us young adults that no the future wouldn’t be great like our parents and grandparents and we can forget about having pensions and 3/4 of the rights they enjoyed and I’m being generous.

      So yes, let this year be a year of peace. It’s strange how we don’t hear of any bombings against ISIS, it’s like they decided to let em be, which fits with the splitting of Iraq in 3 that the US when in control of Iraq tended to say it was a bad idea to do that. Well, it happened nevertheless. Even if like Syria Girl said, nobody used to care if one was shia or sunni over there before.

      Why aren’t they all like in Oman (a gulf state is very peaceful strangely, never meddling into international affairs of bad taste. They are 90% Ibadi Muslims there, almost the only place where they exist pretty much, they’re kinda like Alawis, a splinter sect of Shias but would all muslims be Ibadis (or at least not fake Sunnis like ISIS/Saudi Arabia like the Iraqi Intelligence’s papers from 2002 proved the existence of something you should never mention in Turkey…the Domneh Jews, Ataturk was a Domneh Jew, Saudis are Domneh Jews, basically the strongest muslim countries are controlled by jews except Iran…strange isn’t it?

      I know I’m rambling but in my family partying ends on the 6th usually and I’ve had some spirits in my guts doing their thing 🙂

      Happy new year friends.

  2. miggrado says:

    About “war on terror” events in Madrid, there was warnings from CIA. This problem could be increased since France and Morocco have broken relationship about terrorism cooperation.
    On the other hand it seem that in Madrid there was no explosives and the author have some “mental illness”. May Be related with this event, in which man push himself and a police to the train.

  3. kris weston says:

    im wondering what music people who come on here like ? i like meshuggah and miles davis and a bunch of other stuff. i really dont like corgan, he sucks. sorry 🙁 cobain yes. corgan eurgh.

    wouldnt something like this be great without the hippy dippy stuff – – kinda arrogant as well the copy on the site, but nearly good.

    • EYEisBloke says:

      I’m into all sorts but if I was to recommend one band that tends to have a little something for everyone it would be the sweetacidhousecountrymusicallnightlong vibes of Alabama3

      • kris weston says:

        ah yes, i hanged out with them one night in brixton, i used to live there n all. this was back in the day, think they were more electronic then. very druggy people.

        heres one to do your head in. perhaps the first example of electronic and live music existing on one record ? it says 1968 on the video but it was apparently first released in mono in 1957 altho again discogs says 62. head scratch.

    • NotDole says:

      I like hardcore punk,melodic hardcore punk, grunge (the real thing Nirvana played and the other “grunge” bands abandoned when they thought of making money (thinking of Soundgarden esp.), grunge then being just a subgenre of punk.

      The new band featuring Jello Biafra is excellent and the only band coming close to being like if the DK’s (the real Dead Kennedys, not the good and original punk musicians did to Jello, them being friends etc.) never breaking up. Called Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School of Medecine. I like some Meshuggah although they’re a bit repetitive guitar-wise, the drummer is one insanely good musician, playing in tempos that are very bizarre. Another band like this but that plays faster is Converge.

      As far as truth music goes in punk and metal, Propagandhi from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada are up there with very little rivals (they have some but, Prop are Prop), when they changed bassists in 1997, all their album in 2000,2005,2009 and 2012 and perfect extremely technical melodic hardcore with prog metal touches and lyrics only Bad Religion can touch, and the guys aren’t educated like Dr. Greg Graffin.

      There you go, mmentioned some of my favourite bands I discovered as a young teen and still enjoy, except for Meshuggah, I only got to like metal around 2000 when I discovered Slayer 🙂

      This song on the last Propagandhi album is beautiful, powerful, strong, ballsy, technical….it’s a master piece. Not their most wordy song (and all their songs are political)but lets say this album came out in a moment in my life where it was needed. This particular song is somethting :

      Happy new year friend

      • kris weston says:

        good ole slayer. grew up with them and metallica in my teens ( 1980s ) and still have a fondness for tom arayas barking vocals. yeah sound garden suck a bit, i have a soft spot for black hole sun, but thats about it. i think its the guitarist as well in meshuggah that has a lot of the mental rhythmic ideas, as referenced here with morgan, the drummer im working with atm (hes rather good)

        flappy new ears to you !

  4. lundqvist11 says:

    Jamiroquai for so many reasons i do not even know where to begin. Enjoy them on a very beatiful note:

  5. Simon says:

    Confusion, well by design?

    5 minutes of a show put out by the BBC this hoilday season, an interesting 5 minutes piece by Adam Curtis in a light entertainment program, the Adam Curtis that did Century of the Self back in 2002. oh and his blogg is quite interesting. BUGGER being an article I very much enjoyed.

  6. blog.bracke says:

    Lateley I’m again listening to David Bowie a lot.

    But who needs to hear about music that he already knows to be good. So maybe I out do dive a little pearl from the immense ocean of music. Something that fits with our internet age:

    Little Feat – Long Distance Love

    All the best wishes to everyone and all, be they site hosts (James) or people who stumbled on their page when they were surfing for gifts (presumably they would have been looking for a plane flag manufacturer in Madrid or something…)

  7. erichard says:

    Part of the present rotten system that desperately needs to be torn down and replaced is in the educational system. Since education is important, and since a certain degree of the education system is fair enough, what can be done to isolate and eradicate the rotten part?

    • kris weston says:

      did i really just click on that, or havent i woken up properly yet. my mouse feels dirty. a neo-nazi website posted on corbettreport? well, didnt expect that.

  8. hoppers says:

    2014, what a year for AM in fighting.

    We have Dane at and Michael Murphy duking it out. Back in the UK Chris Spivey and Jimmy the Outlaw are at each others throats. Gordon Duff at Veterans Today is not happy with Alex Jones, and to round off the year we have the spectacular outing of Kevin Annett by his former buddy Alfred Lambremont Webre.

    I could go on. I lurk around these places like a phantom, reading everything, but never commenting.

    I dislike confrontation, and am looking for a place to reside where I feel comfortable. – Where I don’t have to worry that those of us with an alternative viewpoint will eat ourselves – and each other.

    2014 was the year I discovered my safe haven, a place where I can relax and comment, and so I joined.

    Thank you for creating that place James. May the Corbett Report go from strength to strength in 2015, and my wish for 2015, may the AM grow up and stop all of the infighting. (faint hope!)

    • macburns says:

      I think the AM infighting is by design of course-and some of the AM sites or AM reporters are owned and operated by the ptsb. Hey, in the spirit of the most recent subscriber newsletter, let’s rename the ptsb, and call them “powerless”. It WILL become a self-fulfilling prophecy!
      Joycamp has a little video about the AM confusion and infighting:
      Are they laughing at us, or are we laughing at ourselves? Either way, it’s a relief.

  9. mammique says:

    Happy new year Corbett Report members! I wish 2015 will be the year of crypto-currencies becoming mainstream, despite current price of Bitcoin.



  10. Happy new year James and all the subscribers! This site is such a fun and enjoyable way to engage with otherwise somber issues. I’ll echo hoppers’ sentiment above that this feels like a “safe” place for discussion due to the friendly and open-minded tone.

    I wish everyone here a great start to the year and success in our personal lives, so that we can start building a voluntary society here and now!

  11. Jason says:

    Best wishes and a prosperous and healthy 2015 to all!

    I would like to hear some personal thoughts on the Adam Curtis addition to the Charlie Brooker Wipe 2014 show.
    I’m left with ambiguous feelings… could this be doubledoublespeak ?
    Or is that stretching it too far ?
    Love Brooker’s work, especially the Black Mirror series, but Curtis and especially the BBC.. hmm.

    Charlie Brookers Wipe 2014 (Adam Curtis)

    • EYEisBloke says:

      I know what you mean.. especially when he starts saying things like ‘of course there is no MR Surkov in charge’ {in the west]…etc

      To be honest I’d be more cynical about Brooker than Curtis myself but at the end of the day I think it comes down to how critical you/we are about anyone operating within the mainstream media.

      I’m also a big fan of most of Brooker’s TV work (Nathan Barley?) but since becoming a bit more ‘awake’ to things I find it hard not to be disappointed by mainstream ‘opinion makers’ like him. The more I generally value their opinion the harder it is to watch them tactfully skip around certain topics or worse still ridicule them as an arena for ‘conspiracy nuts only.

      I could be wrong but I think his article on 911 conspiracies still holds the Guardian’s record for the most replies ( The main reason i mention it is that you would assume that he’ll have considered a good cross section of those comments over time and yet dismissing / ridiculing ‘conspiracies’ is a theme he returns to often in his journalism.

      Given that he makes a living by proporting to be in touch with the zeitgeist I think he’s either concerned about feeding his young family and therefore working within the system (like most of us) or he’s so consumed by the smell of his own shit that he genuinely doesn’t see it.

      As for Curtis, I think he’s more plugged in generally although I’m pretty sure Mssr Corbett might disagree (he did a fascinating podcast on him once) but at the end of the day I reckon both their hearts are in the right place even if they’re careful not to rock the boat too hard in case they find themselves overboard…

      • Jason says:

        I hear what you’re saying. It’s actually due to James’ podcast on Curtis that i re-watched his documentaries from another perspective.

        What makes me wonder though is the position of the BBC. Do they use a Brooker and a Curtis as a form of doublespeak, or maybe double/doublespeak, as it’s quite an ingenious way of camouflaging their usual propaganda.

        I found this Youtube comment in the Wipe2014 clip quite interesting :

        “Curtis is the son of Martin Curtis, please google. Martin Curtis was involved with Humphrey Jennings who was heavily involved with the Mass Observation Project, please google, – in layman terms, examining how the ‘herd’ react to crises and their environment. The BBC are heavily involved with the Tavistock Institute – an organisation devoted to the study of and implementation of psyops against the mass popuation. How do you ‘manage’ millions of people when you do not have the requisite physical means of violence? Answer – psychological warfare. This has been going on for millenia. Shills like Brooker and Curtis will want to give you the impression that there is an opposition but you are being led down the proverbial garden path. Brooker and Curtis will describe quite eloquently what the MO is, but will omit to mention how long this has been going on for or indeed how to counter the psychopathic control grid.”

        I dont think the term ‘shill’ implies to Brooker or Curtis, but the whole thing is an interesting feat of manipulation, from which ever point of view you look at it.

      • candideschmyles says:

        Happy New Year everybody.

        This topic sort of sums me up these days. Total confusion. Not knowing which sources can be trusted and which are pandering to my dissatisfaction. Though I too admire and watch the work of both Brooker and Curtis they both leave me ultimately unsatisfied and a little depressed. For the reasons already stated. I am with Julian Assange in the belief that everything, even apparently innocuous shit, on every TV channel has its propaganda.
        Missing Doug Stanhope on wipe, there is one guy who won’t be scripted.

      • kris weston says:

        ‘undertanding media’ by marshall mcluhan. a must read on this topic. there is another book by one of his students, a christian guy called Neil Postman, which is somewhat of a simpler distillation of the mind bending stuff in ‘understanding media’ – that ones called ‘amusing ourselves to death’ and i would recommend it to everyone. ‘the medium is the message’ – i threw my TV away over 20 years ago, immediately after i read it in fact 🙂

  12. EYEisBloke says:

    Yes happy new year to everyone in the Corbett community, despite much gloomy news I’m more optimistic about the future than i’ve ever been and that’s in no small way down to people like james cutting thru the fear propaganda…

    This holiday season i joined the twittersphere and hashed together a few supporting blogpages to express / share a few things of particular interest to me, it’s a work in progress but you’ve very welcome to check it out (

    I thought you might particularly enjoy a little late night soundscape I’m putting out in 20 minute segments. Most of the voices featured will have come to my attention via the corbett report and although the central theme is serious my aim was to present some challenging ideas in a humorous way (hopefully wrong footing people predisposed to dismiss ‘conspiracy nuts’ along the way). Hopefully u njoy.

    EYEisBloke’s Esoteric Memory Hole Late Night Discharge can be best described as something between a lucid dream and a waking nightmare. Each discharge contains a lucky bag of culture, comedy and conspiracy, it will not entertain, educate or inform and you are most insincerely unwelcome….

    • kris weston says:

      hey there, im interested in some of the samples you used for this, can you tell me where you got them from by any chance pretty please ? 🙂 dunno if im sposed to put my mail address on here, guess it can be deleted it its against the rules, anyway its im interested in the guy talking about rockefeller, and the sort of insurance disclaimer message before it. i like this mash up. nice one 😉

      • EYEisBloke says:

        Thanks Kris, really appreciate the feedback. In the true Corbett report spirit of open source intelligence i will get around to posting references… may be a while as I’m still struggling trying to even get an audio skin to work on wordpress (all suggestions welcome!). in the meantime, think this are what you’re referring to:

      • kris weston says:

        oh you beauty! thanks man. it so happens that i know wordpress / linux server admin. i made the custom theme on my site from bruneschelli theme and i run me own server. so if you have specific questions feel free to mail and ill do my best to sort you out as you have me 😉

        shame that disclosure theme has background music on it, was tempted to use that. bah.

        hmm, nested comments on here are going to get really confusing the more people come on here, gotta be a better way of doing that. PMs would be nice as well. theres probably a better commenting plugin james somewhere. one that displayed just the top of the message and you could unfold it if interested would be cool. im being pedantic again prolly.

    • That was great. Thank you for that. Unfortunately, I am not very tech savvy and have not even learned the basics of how to make a youtube video, let alone a montage of various clips. I imagine you use some sort of video/audio editor, but before I get to that, I should probably make my first youtube clip.

      • EYEisBloke says:

        I think i see what you mean about nested comments kris, but hey.. Thanks will be in touch with a few FAQs. 🙂

        And thanks Algorithim, I use audacity – free to download and simple to use. I only made my first youtube clip a fortnight ago, it’s easier than you might think and my advice would be to just get stuck in and have some fun while you learn.

        I’ll upload the final parts of my sound cycle later featuring more reflective haikus, James Corbett on rapanomics and a live phone in from hell hosted by the late great bill hicks…

      • kris weston says:

        BILL!!!!!! what a guy. one of my heroes. his spirit lives on. talking of bill another great recommend is ‘American Drug War 2’ (and 1) by Kevin Booth, who was Bills best mate throughout childhood etc. Kevin is awesome, unfortunately got mixed up with Alex Jones n that, which is slightly against the kind of stuff Bill said about guns. Alex counters this with the old argument ‘we need guns to protect ourselves against government’ – failing to realise he has already lost to government, and no amount of ordinance is going to save him.

    • macburns says:

      I like what you are doing alot. Adding the laugh track over James’ 9/11 A Conspiracy Theory makes it an even more powerful piece than it already is. Who was the guy that was saying he was told about 11 months before 9/11, that there would be an event?

  13. Happy New Year to the Corbett Report, James and members.

    What better way to kick off the new year than with an op-ed by Mr. Soros? A good read with a morning cup of coffee.–Europe-at-war.html

    Presumably, Soros is talking about his investment in Ukraine, although he couches it in language that the “EU” should “invest” in Ukraine because to lose Ukraine would be devastating, of course.

    Also, given that scientists have now identified such things as the societal ‘tipping point’ when it comes to the spread of ideas (, are we already seeing signs of this given the spreading of the alternative media? And if not, should we ever expect to see this at some point? What about in our lifetimes?

    Recently, a discussion I had with a family member over the holidays led them to call me a conspiracy theorist (I know, right? Imagine my shock). The said person is of a science background, and on the topic of 911, brought up Occam’s Razor as the trump card to refute all the problems of the official version that I pointed out. Since the person effectively stopped the discussion by throwing out the CT label, it was no use mentioning this. But if anyone wants a good discussion on how Occam’s Razor can have its limits, this blog entry ( is a decent start. Although it’s mainly about the evolution vs. creation debate, I find the idea of the simplest theory and falsification applicable to us here since we discussed this recently and we are always researching about conspiracies with the specter of being attached as a “CT.”

    • Corbett says:

      Thanks for the links as always, AoC. The Soros message is exactly what you’d expect it to be, but interesting given the recent rumors that Soros might take over as the nation’s central banker. I don’t believe it for a second, but it’s even being pondered by the likes of William Engdahl ( so interesting nonetheless.

      As for the science links, I hadn’t seen that study on the spread of ideas before so I’ll have to look at it more deeply. Seems like a good plot for doubts about the JFK assassination amongst the US public and other such things, though. The Occam’s Razor article is most interesting for the way the author’s argument is torn apart in the comments section. I think Occam’s Razor is a silly “rule” and almost useless in reality, but not for the reasons stated in that article.

    • Algo,

      In the comments on the Occam’s Razor article, Adam points out “… the point most people miss with Occham’s razor is they forget the “all things being equal” part.”

      In other words, if two theories say the same thing, the one that says it in a simpler way is the better choice. Occam’s Razor does NOT say that the simpler of two theories is correct (or correct-er).

  14. EYEisBloke says:

    I like to think that Alex jones is really bill hicks in disguise and that he’s just patiently working towards an insanely brilliant punch line…

    • kris weston says:

      i laughed for quite a long time 😀 alex jones is perhaps the worst and weirdest barking interviewer ive ever seen. its sad him and people like icke are so popular. we need more balanced people at the top. e.g. people who stop and let other people talk while interviewing. e.g. james corbett ? 🙂

      • Not only that, but the more outlandish the claims, the more followers they seem have. I think this proves a simple point, whether it’s the alternative media or not, the human tendency to succumb to that which far too easily explains an otherwise complex world is very high and very real. It’s far better to suspend your critical thinking at some point now that you’ve ‘discovered’ the ‘truth’ (the same critical thinking that may have gotten you to alternative media to begin with) than it is to exercise ‘eternal vigilance’ with your mind. Alex Jones and his protege Paul Joseph Watson, who, noble their intentions may be, are not conducive to truth when they play on the typical ‘left-right’ paradigm. Moreover, Alex Jones has turned Infowars into a one-stop shop where you can buy all sorts of loopy things. Take a look at all the inane stuff he’s got:

        From ‘male enhancement formula’ to Colloidal Silver (presumably against Ebola!) to coffee. Seeing this, I appreciate all the more why James insists on the integrity of keeping this sort of stuff out of The Corbett Report. I will politely thank Alex Jones for his efforts to bring forth the topic of 911 truth, and I will leave it at that.

        As far as Icke and the lizards, well, I must confess that when I first got into the alternative media, books and news via Jim Marrs’ Crossfire and Rule by Secrecy, I started reading a few of Icke’s books. While he presented some useful information, I could never wrap my head around the whole reptilians and a lot of his stuff seemed too “new agey.” I don’t know if he still peddles the lizard meme (it’s been years since I’ve read anything by him) but he may have quietly dropped it over the years.

      • kris weston says:

        tbh i lump 911 truth in, just above lizards and the various occult nonsense i see people squawking about in relevancy to whats happening now. its like studying the Kennedy assassination, an interesting exercise. but – you are a fruitcake if you think anyone will ever be caught for it and hence its a waste of time bothering with. i couldnt care less if it was an inside job, what i care about is how we are going to completely destroy the globalists and the propaganda machine and build better communities. altho, i do understand as people look into it they realise they are being lied to, and its somewhat of a ‘path’ to an awakening of sorts.

        some of the supplements are great on alex jones’ site if you know what you are doing with them, but er, that barking religious nut would be the last dude i would buy them from 😀 (why the hell is he selling coffee, i would hope that has been filtered through the digestive tract of a civet) Icke *does have some great info in his talks and books for sure, but this is the main problem with both of them being so popular.

        they represent to outsiders the figureheads of alternative media and they are making us all look bad. its so easy to discredit them from ‘outside’. you can discredit both these two most popular alternative media faces in two seconds. devid icke had a public breakdown on TV, to me it looks very much like he did a trip, acid DMT or something and it blew his mind. fair enough. AJ is well, hes just such a nut all the time, its easy to see how people can dismiss him. this is why i want James to take over 🙂 id like to interview alex jones, he would be crying by the end of it. gotta say that other dude he has on is so much better at doing it.

        it doesnt matter if icke dropped the lizard thing, because people can point to it and say oh look hes a nutter. why are these people at the top ? they seem such unlikely characters. conspiracy ? lol 🙂

  15. I brought this up in the first Open Thread and will raise it again. Does anyone find it strange that Soros has been heavily involved in the movement to legalize marijuana? I know that some of the Rastafarians or hippies among us may be thrilled and not care, but I do question this. The whole thing seems to be a prelude to the introduction of GMO cannabis.

    This article sums it up rather well in my opinion (yes, yes, I know the source):

    Soros is on the Board of the Drug Policy Alliance:

    Soros owns considerable stock in some interesting corporations, including Monsanto:

    Personally, I think this does not bode well for the fight against the drug war. The whole marijuana legalization movement has been played like a fiddle in my opinion and this only highlights it. Why would something like marijuana legalization, which was heretofore a Schedule I controlled substance, unfurl so easily? (Why should this even be a question of ‘legal vs. illegal’ to begin with? Legal implies you get your permission to do or not do something from the state). It wasn’t because of the ‘will of the people,’ but because certain powerful interests thought it was about time to allow this. I suspect they are ready to not only cash in on the marijuana legalization (that’s patent); but I suspect the latent goals are more insidious and center around control.

    • kris weston says:

      they want to harness the amazing healing properties of weed, but they cant patent it because its too complicated. i think you can only patent one particular element, and weed contains so many, its problematic in being cashed in on under current regulations. it is perhaps the most amazing plant on the planet. it is utterly disgusting what monsanto are doing, they must be stopped. this is why i dont like hacking groups like anonymous. they claim to fight against this crap, but if they were, why do monsanto even exist on the internet still ? these people are bio-terrorists. – oh yeah, it also cures cancer. please watch ‘american drug war 2’ by kevin booth. i was blown away by several things in it, that bit about dogs metabolism being so fast they can clear terminal cancer in a coupla weeks, is crazy (if true, i admit i havent done empirical tests myself)

    • candideschmyles says:

      I was going to make a post but then I got high,
      I was going to give a shit but then I got high,
      I was going to join the revolution,
      Yeh make some contribution,
      But then I got high, yeh I got high, then I got high.

    • macburns says:

      Yes, I also have been very suspicious of the sudden and rapid state-by-state legalization of marijuana. You are right-the government should have nothing to do or say about who grows or uses a plant. So all of the joy about the legalization is kind of hegelian, isn’t it? There should be no authority over it whatsoever. It is also still a federal offense I think, so if you commit a federal offense, can your guns be confiscated? The powerless have something up their sleeve I’ll bet.

      • Indeed, it does appear very scripted, with some sort of a staged feel to it as it’s being unrolled in phases. This also reminds me of the general legalization of same-sex marriage across the U.S., which also appears to have a scripted side to it, like it’s being gradually unrolled.

        I don’t care about homosexuality or the idea of the state defining marriage. But I do question whether this fits into the larger transhumanist goal of “posthuman man” – making man/woman into some sort of androgynous drone, a silly putty person.

        As far as guns – in the U.S. (I believe in most states), your guns, or rather, your right to own or possess a firearm is lost even if convicted of State offenses, including misdemeanors that involve violence or the threat of violence, even as low as simple battery.

  16. kris weston says:

    lol@candideschymles – what!”$”? the corbett report community ? a bunch of potheads ? what”$?!?!? i am sorely disappointed [lights up] im quite interested in raw weed juicing, that cbd and thc acid stuff sounds interesting, bet it tastes like crap tho.

  17. john says:

    Well let me add my happy new year to everyone here, especially James himself, and thanks once again for the amazing work. James, I think your idea of open source research may be starting to catch on elsewhere, which is not a bad thing. Corbett Report was the first place I personally have seen it implemented, and is still the most interesting. But Nafeez Ahmed is trying to do something similar, having openly expressed his distaste for the billionaire philanthropist model, and he seems like a decent enough investigative reporter as far as I’ve seen, if somewhat prone to erring on the side of caution at times, not for no reason I’m sure.

    And Naomi Wolf is doing it as well with her thing she calls Daily Cloudt. I think Naomi’s all right. She’s kind of catching on, I think. In the past few days she’s discovered that gas and pipelines are drivers of Middle East conflict! We could have pointed her here or over to Pepe Escobar a while ago, but hey, she dwells near the mainstream and with crowd-sourced data she’s pulling together some good stuff about what’s happening in Gaza.

    Let’s call that a few reasons for a bit of optimism in 2015.

    • Corbett says:

      Thanks for pointing that out, John. I must admit I don’t follow Ahmed or Wolf’s work on a day-to-day basis (although of course I’m familiar with their work in an overall sense), so I will check out their efforts as well. I don’t think open source journalism was born with this community, but I hope it will be a cradle for it.

      • john says:

        James, Naomi Wolf’s thing is (I think) mostly behind the Wall of Facebook (yes I’ve thrown privacy to the wind and joined, at long shameful last); Ahmed’s stuff probably easier to locate since I know (and admire) that you are a FB refusenik.

    • candideschmyles says:

      Over the holidays I have been trawling the Corbett Report archive and while James is always quick to point out the help he gets the sheer output of digested and packaged raw info James puts out with such clarity is truly incredible. Do you ever sleep James? Quality and quantity are not often found together but here we find a profound exception.

    • kris weston says:

      its horrific. i accidentally watched a policeman beg for his life before being shot in the head this morning. not that im a fan of fascist people with guns forcing people to do stuff (police i mean here) but it was sick. perhaps some psychological information about mass trauma is being used against us. perhaps this is purposeful. i stumbled upon this the other day, and knowing what we know about gladio…. oh what do you know, someone is commenting on corbett report on that website!

      cannot attest to the veracity of this information. sad day. quite odd to see governments saying ‘this is an attack on free speech’ when they send policemen to your house if you type the wrong thing on twitter(ive seen this happen from an infographic about UKIP party in UK) and jail you for four years for typing something on facebook.

    • candideschmyles says:

      I think the long line of 24hr news “experts” are all on message. I think the perps are seasoned well trained soldiers with urban warfare experience. I “feel” like the media’s prediction of imminent attacks is just too scripted. And most of all I don’t know what to think.

  18. kris weston says:

    funnily enough ive just been prescribed specs 🙂

  19. kris weston says:

    ‘…. been identified by his identity card which had been left in the getaway car..’ odd thing for such professional guys to do

    ‘tell the media its al qaeda in yemen’ – hmmmm. chin scratchy.

  20. nosoapradio says:


    Here we go again with probable unfalsafiable false flag in Paris with the attack and murder on 15 or so folks working at French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo! The Show Must Go On!

    And a belated Happy New Year to you too!

    • nosoapradio says:

      For those who didn’t know, some time back Charlie Hebdo had published… well here’s the wikipedia version; faster; as usual I’m in a big hurry:

      “Controversy arose over the publication’s edition of 9 February 2006. Under the title “Mahomet débordé par les intégristes” (“Muhammad overwhelmed by fundamentalists”), the front page showed a cartoon of a weeping Muhammad saying “C’est dur d’être aimé par des cons” (“it’s hard being loved by jerks”).”

      Wow! 8 years ago ALREADY!!!???

    • mammique says:

      Sorry to advertise and repeat myself, but to understand what’s going on in France I’d recommend this (almost exhaustive) documentary:

      Charlie Hebdo was a true impertinent and satirical newspaper, until it has been taken over by the zionist neocon Philippe Vall. It has nothing to do with freedom of speech at all nowadays. You can see in the documentary that they run for the MSM propaganda. The cartoonists killed where nice hippie-grandpas who had no clue about nowadays geopolitics, and the vicious imperialist neocons that twisted the newspaper (like Caroline Fourest or Philippe Vall) are still alive, and harmful.

      Yes, this smells like false flag, “à plein nez !”, more to come about that, the French irate minority is monitoring…

  21. candideschmyles says:

    A day on I am feeling disgusted now by anyone of any faith in the media and twitter saying “this is not the fault of Islam”. It is the fault of Islam. And Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and every religion that posits superstition as having any worth at all. And not a single voice is raised in defence of the atheistic logic and reason that appears to the raison d’etre of Charlie Hebdo. Seeing the gaggle of hippocrits gathered on the steps of Notre Dame in defence of their persistently ‘misinterpreted’ religions is just insult to those that were brave enough to write and draw the images that reveal religion as nothing more than a con. Where is the voice of reason?

    • kris weston says:

      im over here. *waves – sorry to make light, but its hit me quite hard this biz, i need to lighten up – btw buddhism i dont think really comes under superstition, if youre talking about zen that is. other schools that talk of reincarnation can perhaps be thought of as such, but i dont see the superstition in zen. altho rest of em, yeah dump them in the same bag fo sho. mebbe im stupid. its quite possible.

  22. john says:

    Kris put his finger on the most eyebrow-raising thing: the convenient ID card. Hard not to think of the miracle passport that survived the inferno on 9/11 and fluttered safely into Mayor Giuliani’s outstretched hands (pardon the minor poetic license).

    The story is they took Getaway Car #1 (black Citroen C3), but supposedly had a crash, and were therefore forced to carjack Getaway Car #2 (gray Renault Clio). So one odd thing is there is a photo of Getaway Car #1, at the spot where they left it (in front of a kosher restaurant), and it does not appear to have a dent on it anywhere.

    It also appears to have been parked neatly at the curb, rather than abandoned in haste where it supposedly crashed. And of course it helpfully contained the ID of Said Kouachi, the brother who was previously arrested for terrorism.

    Heard nothing whatsoever, so far, of whose gray Renault was supposedly carjacked. As far as I know the owner of the other car involved in the alleged crash has not been identified either, although at least one source attributes a quote to the (unnamed) driver that the Citroen had three men in it. I don’t claim to have read every last article on this though.

    Intriguing context: in December the French parliament voted in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state, and in the same month supported a UN resolution to establish a timetable for an Israeli return to the 1967 borders.

    That fuels a bit of “Mossad did it” speculation but it’s not enough to be terribly convincing so far. Just enough to make you go hmmmmm, knowing what odd things are possible in this world of ours.

    Anyone know anything about the current state of French intelligence or the subtleties of France-Israel relations? Presuming for the sake of argument that France determines there’s a Mossad tie…any likelihood they’d dare say so?

  23. Ukdavec says:

    When I heard the ‘Je suis Charlie’ meme I was forced to recall the scene from the movie Wag the Dog

  24. VoltaicDude says:

    Newbie here – I’d ask you all to take me to your leader, but I’ve already made contact and it’s great to be part of JC’s new(ish) community!

    Looks like we’re trying to save this planet from goin’ to hell in a hand basket, and it’s nice to bring in the new year with some good vibes, so…

    have ya hoyd:


    but, let’s not forget:

    • Corbett says:

      Thanks for the post, VoltaicDude, and welcome to the community. Glad to have you aboard.

      And don’t worry about that “take me to your leader jazz” here. This is a voluntarist community and there are no leaders or followers, only people. Welcome.

      • VoltaicDude says:

        Yes James! That’s why I’m here – not usually much of a joiner (had some bad-but-ultimately-useful experiences – see link), but this here seems like something worthwhile.

        Hoping my humor is taken in the good spirit that it is offered – please take it while it’s here, because when I’m not laughing I’m crying. It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world. (Oh, and please all, be nice to people that cry.)

        (My original opening was going to be: “Yes James, ‘This is a voluntarist community and there are no leaders or followers,'”
        but then I thought, yo VoltaicDude, you’re a newbie, take it easy.)

      • kris weston says:

        ‘leave that welsh tart alone’

        ah, blessed are the big noses.

      • VoltaicDude says:

        “It’s not meant to be taken literally, it refers to any manufacturer of dairy products.”

        Biggus Dickus

  25. VoltaicDude says:

    TED is a huge conduit of mainstream kaka, but also presents useful stuff.

    I’d be surprised if I was the only one here who had imagined in a kind of sci-fi way that the traces of sound could be recovered – but how?…

    Visual Sound:
    Michael Rubinstein: See invisible motion, hear silent sounds. Cool? Creepy? We can’t decide

    It’s different but still reminds of Hal in, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

  26. NotDole says:

    Well, in my family, holidays usually were over by the 7th, because it was the “Kings’ Day” or maybe because orthodox christmas is on the 7th, but I’m gonna put my last thoughts here after visiting both of my parents at their respective houses (pretty far away from my own home) in a long time.

    While I was with them, especially when my brother was there, everything felt fine again. Living alone is harsh on the soul, especially if it’s only because of work you are so far from home.

    What I would like to be able to do this year is stop terrorizing myself. A bit of it is caused by my continual use of benzodiazepines (a very old class of drugs which is very safe…short term or as needed. I was put on on one, clonazepam, a very strong anxiolytic just to be able to finish college because my mind was broke open by then, hell it was opened on 911 as I had a hard time believing 3/4 of what I was being told on CNN.

    How do you combat fear of them using an EMP over your area (as discussed, they surely wouldn’t do this over all of north america, it would be very detrimental to they, themselves) in the middle of this “strangely” VERY cold winter again in eastern Canada, I don’t think I’d be north enough to escape such a thing if used over the typical area of New York/New England. I’d freeze to death. I can’t stop thinking about this.

    What if a somewhat very paranoid nation near James “has enough” of the yearly wargames and use their apparently small enough nukes on a missile (that wouldn’t reach the US though, they could only reach SK and Japan really).

    Anyway I could continue, but I read J’s newsletter and his realistic (at least if just one of those predictions of Good) happen and the solution is so simple.

    But I’m just a (this is a book title, a satyrical(sic) one) “Nègre Blanc d’Amérique” (White Nigger of America). We French Canadians have our own fight here and yes, I independently think that we are not part of this country. We did not create residential schools, we did not massacre natives (we allied with them against the british before being conquered and the british got an entente with the Catholic Church to keep us under control. And they did, for so long, from 1759 to 1960, we did not have public education or health care, although not ideal, a step ahead of Vatican remote controlled education. Yes, we were isolated and kept in the dark intellectually, culturally and in many other ways by the Catholic Church, even people in New England (states just south of us) aren’t sure what Quebec is.

    And no, this is not a nationalist thing. It is just a liberation thing. We are not and were always a block (ask James about the Bloc Quebecois to the Anglo-American domination of Canada once we awakened, an awakening that was maybe even controlled since it started with the state (death of a very conservative prime minister who was PM twice for very long periods, Dupléssis), when he died the Liberal Party came in and changed everything, mostly for the better. I just share a solidarity with my fellow undeported back to france 7 million brothers and sisters who seem totally lost in this world, there is kurdish people I know who moved here after the first Iraq war and they share the same kind of character as we do, same as the Irish who live here since a very long time (we’re 2 hours north of Boston after all). Eugenics obsessed idiots did not even consider French and Irish people to be white for a certain period of time, do you guys realize how insane that is, the probably whitest people on Earth, the Irish (they’re white in the Simpsons ffs), were considered subhumans.

    So here I am sharing these thoughts, trying not to get into fear mode, I am sick of being so terrorized by overabundance of horrible things I got no control over. That’s the point I wanted to make the most I guess, how do you guys deal with that? I noticed James seems to have a new kind of spark in his eyes, more defiant than before, but I can’t help but think of the actual people who died in France, as I’m sure some people actually died. Like in 9/11, the real victims are mostly unknown. It’s just not fair at all some crazy (even if paid by NATO, they remain crazy) to be shot at like this for a fucking cartoon. I even fear dying, because as an agnostic materialist, the most rational position to take in this world (my own opinion here), not anything related to these “new atheists” at all by the way, I just wonder what the F goes on after I disappear from this earth. I used to welcome the “fact” it will be most likely nothingness but i’m afraid of this to death (heh).

    Anyway, I said enough for now, and I’m starting to scare myself so, happy new year everyone, let’s be independent individuals as much as we can. Letting go of things one doesn’t have control over is extremely hard and not necessarily a good thing if done at all times to keep oneself in a bubble of fake happiness though…it’s one hell of a dilemma.

    • macburns says:

      Hello NotDole, your posts have been resonating with me for several reasons. I too went through a period of not being able to sleep and had a few recurring nightmares involving some crazy Hollywood-style huge transformer helicopter creature with an arm with a camera on the end of it actually in my house and finding me in a tiny closet! It’s funny now…but it wasn’t then. I went through a period of cowering indoors and refusing to go outside on a chemtrail day (unless of course I had to go to work-then holding my breath til I got to the car, really) I would say that living and functioning with this knowledge we have, requires a process of learning how to cope with your new eyes, so to speak, and this process takes some people longer than others. Although the klonopin is helpful for your symptoms and can get you through a rough patch, it may be preventing you from actually learning how to cope with this reality of ours-but I am sure you realize that. A co-worker of mine decided to taper herself off of this med and began to have terrible panic and anxiety. She interpreted that to mean that she was crazy without the med and had to go back on it, when actually she was having withdrawal from the med.
      At some point we realize that life does go on, and I don’t want to live every day of it in fear, so I choose not to anymore and lately I am pretty successful at not cowering.
      As for spiritual/God ideas, looking at all of this evil and discovering how it is all connected to worship of Lucifer, has given me a spiritual reawakening. “They” are trying to be God, so I want to understand what the real God of the universe is. I think life is miraculous from the subatomic Higg’s Boson kind of level to the infinite galaxies beyond our own and I am in awe of my own place in this, and grateful and humble. James Evan Pilato gave a presentation about The Simpsons, and someone in his audience referred to the episode called Futurama. In that episode, a character meets God in outer space. God is represented by flashing constellations, and God says, “You know, if you do something perfect, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.” I loved that. Finding like-minded individuals, like here on Corbett Report, is good therapy too.
      So, as for Quebec, I left Montreal and headed to Ottawa as a small child when corporations were moving their offices out of the province in the late 60s. I remember hearing something about bombs in mailboxes at the time, as well. (Now I wonder if any of that was staged..?) My parents and sister and 3 half-Ojibwa nephews live outside of Ottawa,and I am south of Boston…hey, you get from Boston to Quebec in 2 hours?? WUT 🙂
      I do believe in a soul or a spirit or a resonance or a vibration or whatever you call it-something beyond what our limited perception can pick up.
      So, anyway, although we are dealing with some real fear inducing crap here, have you looked into a medical or biological cause of your anxiety? You could have some heavy metal toxicity or a mineral or vitamin deficiency that is making it more difficult for you. (I’m a nurse)

      I hope I’ve helped a bit-the best revenge against these psychopaths is to stay well and strong. Best to you.

  27. john says:

    And in case anybody was waiting for the “new anti-terrorism legislation” shoe to drop: it has.

  28. malshy says:

    Charlie Hebdo shooting: police release names and photos of two brothers wanted for the attack.
    Have we not heard this somewhere before?
    There are similarities to the over acted Boston marathon pantomime.
    One of Charlie Hebdo terrorists dropped his ID at scene of attack.
    Is this real life or Kojak?
    If this goes to form, it will be years before any trial and neither will have been able to speak freely.

      • malshy says:

        Once again, in common to earlier False Flag attacks 9/11, the London bombing and the Boston marathon; there is no proof whatsoever that those accused did the deed.

        In fact is in each case the Police should still be looking.

    • mammique says:

      Now People are freaking out on this countdown, which ends Sunday 11th at 9AM (French time)…

      • kris weston says:

        pfh, wouldnt worry about them, they are skiddies, highly unlikely to do anything major as they have proven over the years.

      • nosoapradio says:

        What is this meant to be some sort of French 9/11, the 11th at 9:00 a.m.?
        Anonymous is going to hack terrorists?

      • nosoapradio says:

        Oh, ok, So in due psy-op form anonymous promotes the “djihadi-terrorists-did-it-against-free speech” hysteria narrative? oh brother…

        “Il est clair que certaines personnes ne veulent pas, dans un monde libre, de ce droit inviolable et sacré d’exprimer ses opinions. Anonymous ne laissera jamais ce droit bafoué par l’obscurantisme et le mysticisme. […] Anonymous a toujours combattu les pourfendeurs de ces droits et n’admettra jamais qu’un individu soit abattu lâchement parce qu’il a publié un article, un dessin, une opinion…”

        Wonder what soothsayers Snowden, Chelsea, Julian, Greenwald and Noam will have to say about all this..

      • We could be seeing a new mode of terrorism. Perhaps a conduit to some other meme? Perhaps at a more “constant” or “sustained” pace, as this seems to have various theaters of action.

        In either case, it’s strangely suspicious that this occurred right after Hollande indicated he would consider lifting sanctions on Russia, and right after France recognized Palestine. Perhaps it is just coincidence? Perhaps a joint US-Israeli intelligence operation? Perhaps if France cracked and lifted sanctions, it would put a crack in the edifice of the “coalition of the willing” that make up the EU/NATO gang. Can someone correct me if recognition of Palestine would also allow it the ability to bring crimes against humanity charges (not war crimes) against Israel via the ICC?

        It does get very tiring constantly waiting for the next false flag meme. Now it’s false flag Charlie, next, who knows? It seems the media glorifies a new meme every few months and the theater is now global. For what reason I ask? Why constantly blow up coverage of these things they want us to see? Why not attention to the good deeds we do and the positive changes we make? The media’s magic of misdirection still suspends the human mind with its mirth of mediocrity.

  29. jamesthethird says:

    What can we say? The war on freedom of expression hits a snag.

    I can see it coming, Je suis Monsieur R.

  30. candideschmyles says:

    Just as the US and Europe have been encouraging and backing the rise of emphatic fascism in Ukraine amidst a slow slide to the right in general across western nations the past 25 years perhaps the intention is to accelerate this trend. Despite the official rhetoric these quasi-covertly western funded extremists have always created an antipathy toward Islam as a whole. Perhaps the official line of tolerance is now being deliberately stretched to breaking point in a concerted effort to bring in a new Zeitgeist where absolute fascism is the populist demand. Why? Because the US and its hegemonic minions are ready to take Russia and they need Europe to do it. It would be near impossible to mobilise public opinion toward war with Russia without first priming that public opinion with self righteous memes. I noted with interest that the BBC continues its campaign of painting Russia as being in conflict with European standards of freedom of expression in much the same way as is Islam. If we see the emergence of flagrant state sponsored antipathy toward Islam as a precursor to the same toward Russia then I will not be surprised.
    The Project for the New American Century has achieved its aims in consolidating control of the middle east and its stated goal of pushing north toward Russia maybe now is set to proceed. US efforts to superficially distance itself a bit from Israel would be expected prior to Israel eliminating Iran in a supposed unilateral action. This is essential to PNAC plan to take control of the Black Sea. If, as James suggests, China is on-side in the PNAC ambition then Russia is completely encircled.
    Just some thoughts. Ironically I hope they are both coherent and wrong.

    • kris weston says:

      amusing that america has shot itself in the foot trying to punish an entire country for some perceived crime, which was not tried in one of their courts they claim upholds their justice. oil at 50!

      • candideschmyles says:

        I am not so sure its as self injuries as you think. Oil price manipulation costs them nothing if they are stealing the stuff from ISIS controlled oilfields while scaling down their own production. Which from what I can gather is what is happening.

        The economic crisis we have endured is directly related to oil price and the lower price now will allow the economic justification for more military spending in tandem with the “feel good factor” of ordinary people having more disposable income as the knock on effects of lower energy prices kick in. We already see this at the fusel pump and in supermarket prices plummeting right now. Like 9/11 and all of the operations these days the people in control don’t seek a single benefit from an action but a multiplicity of advantages from any given action. If it was not so awful you would be forced to admire its efficiency.

      • kris weston says:

        well, as ellen brown said on her last interview, the US derivatives market is paying for this, and that will hurt them in some way, perhaps its all part of the plan. certainly a lot to get your head round.

      • candideschmyles says:

        Derivatives are fictions built on fictions.

      • kris weston says:

        yes they are evil obscene gambling games, fueled by cocaine ridden gangster traders, but someone is paying for the shortfall, jp morgan for example 50 dorrar a barrel according to ellen brown.

  31. greencrow says:

    I am wondering what James’ view is of the Paris shootings?

    Here are my blog postings on the topic:

  32. nosoapradio says:

    Police Commissioner Involved in Charlie Hebdo Investigation “Commits Suicide”. Total News Blackout

    By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
    Global Research, January 11, 2015
    Region: Europe
    Theme: Media Disinformation, Police State & Civil Rights
    24 8 1 58
    Police Commissioner Helric Fredou, Number 2 Police Officer of the Regional Service of France’s Judicial Police (JP) (Haute-Vienne), “committed suicide on the night of Wednesday to Thursday at the police station.”

    Commissioner Helric Fredou was part of the police investigation into the Charlie Hebdo terror attack.

    The Kourachi brothers spent their high-school years in the department of Haute Vienne. No doubt this was the object of his investigation. Yet the police and media reports state that he was involved in a meeting with the family of one of the Charlie Hebdo victims.

    On Wednesday, as part of the Charlie Hebdo investigation, he dispatched a team of police officials under his jurisdiction. He is reported to have waited for the return of his team for a debriefing. Immediately following the police debriefing, he was involved in preparing his police report.

    According to media reports, he committed suicide at around 1am on Thursday, within hours of the police debriefing. He used his own police weapon, a SIG-Sauer to “shoot himself in the head”.

    At the time of his death, police claim to have not known the reason for his alleged suicide. This was reflected in their official statements to the media: “It is unknown at this time the reasons for his actions”. However, a back story appears to have been inserted simultaneously, most likely from the very same police media liaisons, who then told the press that Fredou was ‘depressed and overworked’. For any law enforcement officer in France, it would seem rather odd that anyone would want to miss the biggest single terror event the century, or history in the making, as it were. (21st Century Wire,)

    ”An autopsy was performed at the University Hospital of Limoges, “confirming the suicide”

    There has been a total news blackout.

    The French media decided or was instructed not to cover the incident. Not news worthy?

    The Western media including all major news services (AP, AFP, Reuters, Deutsche Welle, etc) have not covered the issue.

    One isolated report in Le Parisien presents the act of suicide as being totally unrelated to the Charlie Hebdo investigation.

    Police reports state that his suicide was totally unexpected.

    While described as being depressive and suffering from a burnout, police reports state that his suicide was totally unexpected.

    Did he commit suicide? Was he incited to commit suicide?

    Or was he executed on orders of France’s judicial police?

    Has his report been released?

    “Freedom of Expression” in journalism? These are issues for France’s journalists to address. It’s called investigative reporting. Or is outright media censorship?

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