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06-15-16 -- James Corbett - John Velleco (MP3s & VIDEO LOADED)

James Corbett (The Corbett Report) provides World News Update; topics range from BREXIT, the Orlando shooting, the science of social control, health issues, etc... - John Velleco (Director of Operations of Gun Owners of America) on the Orlando shooti
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Guests: Ernest Hancock
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Guests: James Corbett
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Guests: John Velleco

Hour 1 - 3

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Guests: Ernest Hancock

Hour 1 -- Ernest goes over the Freedom's Phoenix Headline News

Hour 2 -- James Corbett (The Corbett Report) provides World News Update; topics range from BREXIT, the Orlando shooting, the science of social control, health issues, etc...

Hour 3 --  John Velleco (Director of Operations of Gun Owners of America) on the Orlando shooting and the government's knee jerk response

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June 15th, 2016

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Hour 1

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Only 10 Countries in the Entire World Are Not Currently at War

06-14-2016 •

According to the Global Peace Index 2016, only Botswana, Chile, Costa Rica, Japan, Mauritius, Panama, Qatar, Switzerland, Uruguay and Vietnam are free from conflict. Iceland tops the list of most peaceful countries in the world, followed by Denmark, Austria, New Zealand, Portugal, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, and Slovenia — while the United States ranked far lower, at 103. Palestine, placed in the index of 163 nations for the first time this year, ranked 148th.

War-torn Syria placed at the bottom of the list, lower than only South Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Central African Republic, Ukraine, Sudan, and Libya.

"The index gauges global peace using three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society; the extent of domestic or international conflict; and the degree of militarisation," the report states.

Though 81 countries improved their level of peace according to those criteria, those gains were muddied by deteriorating peace in 79 other nations. In the last decade, "the average country score deteriorated by 2.44 per cent with 77 countries improving while 85 countries deteriorated, highlighting the global complexities of peace and its uneven distribution."

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Scientists accidentally create nanorods that harvest water from the air

06-14-2016 •, Michael Irving

After unintentionally creating carbon-rich nanorods, the team realized its accidental invention behaves weirdly with water, demonstrating a 20-year old theory and potentially paving the way to low-energy water harvesting systems and sweat-removing fabrics.

The researchers note that ordinarily materials will absorb more water as the humidity in the air around them increases. But between 50 and 80 percent relative humidity, these nanorods will actually do the opposite and expel water, a behavior they say is not shared by any other material. Below that range, they behave as normal, so the process is reversible by lowering the humidity again.

"Our unusual material behaves a bit like a sponge; it wrings itself out halfway before it's fully saturated with water," says David Lao, PNNL research associate and creator of the material.

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Venezuelans barter diapers for food on smartphones

06-14-2016 •

Short on basic supplies, Venezuelans have reverted to ancient shopping habits: bartering whatever they have.

But the tools of the trade are right out of the 21st century: WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram.

With food and toiletries in ever shorter supply, their smartphones are helping them survive.

"I have diapers, I will exchange them for a kilo of pasta," says a message on one group in the messaging app WhatsApp.

It is one of hundreds on the "Puerta del Bosque Swap Shop," a group of 250 neighbors in Guatire, east of Caracas.

Countless groups like it buzz with messages on various online networks.

"I only have flour. I'll swap it for sanitary napkins," reads one message.

Another says: "My baby has no milk, I need some."

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Hour 2

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Guests: James Corbett

Hour 2 -- James Corbett (The Corbett Report) provides World News Update; topics range from BREXIT, the Orlando shooting, the science of social control, health issues, etc...


Hour 2

James Corbett

The Corbett Report

Webpage: CorbettReport.Com

James comes on the show to discuss U.S./World  politics/foreign policy, World News Update, GOP POTUS Circus, Syria, Russia...

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Interview 1178 – Jerry Day Examines the Science of Social Control

• 06/14/2016

Science is a method to help us answer questions about the physical world…but in this age of military/university partnerships, government grants and industry-funded research, who's asking the questions? Jerry Day of joins us today to discuss the new technocratic overlords and how the tool of science can be wielded as a weapon of social control.


The Orlando Shooting: An Open Source Investigation

• 06/13/2016 •

Over 50 people are dead after a shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday night.

The shooter has been identified as Omar Mateen, a 29 year old resident of Fort Pierce, Florida. Mateen was a Muslim, a registered Democrat, and a legal gun owner.

In the bingo card of suspicious events, we can check off:

-Mateen allegedly took time out of the carnage to phone 911 and declare his allegiance to I-CIA-SIS.

-He was previously known to the FBI who was "on the radar before"

-Mateen's father hosts a show broadcast from California in which he praises the Taliban and recently posted a YouTube video announcing his candidacy for Afghan president…a year after the last election took place.

But as information continues to pour in it's up to all of us to help collect the data. If you have any relevant news or information about the shooting and the way the investigation is proceeding, please share them in the comments below.



Banksters Threaten Brits: Don't Brexit!….or else!

• 06/15/2016 •

Brexit text with British and Eu flags illustration

by James Corbett
June 15, 2016

One by one, the Brexit dominoes are falling.

First it was the surprise ORB poll last Friday showing those in favor of Britain's departure from the EU a whopping 10 points in the lead.

Then it was two new polls this week confirming that the "Leave" camp has taken a convincing lead with just 10 days left to go before the vote.

Then it was Murdoch's Sun urging its readers in its typical low key and understated fashion to "BeLEAVE in Britain!"

Now even serious journalists like The Telegraphs's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard are encouraging Britons to vote for separation from the EU in next week's referendum:

"Stripped of distractions, [the referendum] comes down to an elemental choice: whether to restore the full self-government of this nation, or to continue living under a higher supranational regime, ruled by a European Council that we do not elect in any meaningful sense, and that the British people can never remove, even when it persists in error.

"[…]We are deciding whether to be guided by a Commission with quasi-executive powers that operates more like the priesthood of the 13th Century papacy than a modern civil service; and whether to submit to a European Court of Justice (ECJ) that claims sweeping supremacy, with no right of appeal."

I couldn't have said it better myself. Well, actually I could, but fewer people would listen.

BrexitmomentumSo the bookmakers may still be giving the winning odds to the "Stay" camp (for the compulsive gamblers out there, it's 4-7 for stay vs. 7-4 for leave), there is significant movement behind the push to extricate the UK from its 43 year entanglement with the EUreaucracy.

So of course the banksters are doing what they always do when things are not going their way: threatening, intimidating and generally trying to scare the living daylights out of the public.

Accordingly, the bankster mouthpiece media has been breathlessly reporting for months now on the number of economists who have lined up to warn that the sky will fall and dogs will start marrying cats (economically speaking) if Britain asserts control of its own territory: 200! No, 88% of 600!! No, 9 out of 10!!!

…Or is that 14.7%? Bah, there's no time to check the facts, just trust the experts. It's time to be afraid!

And they're not necessarily wrong. After all, the financiers control the central banks which have been dictating the global equities and bond bubble we've been living through since Lehman, so if and when they decide to pop it they just have to start calling in their debts and sucking the air out of the economy.

And so we get a series of catastrophic headlines:

"European stocks tumble to three-month low as Brexit fears bite"

"Looming 'Brexit' Vote Rattles Global Markets"

"Brexit chill sends Bund yields sub-zero"

And, just in case you didn't get the message: "Brexit would bring chaos, fear and emergency measures in its first 100 days, experts predict."

suicide_bankerThis should surprise precisely no one. Remember when public outcry against the $700 billion bankster bailout of 2008 was so loud that Congress overwhelmingly rejected the bill? Remember what Brad Sherman later admitted on the floor of Congress?

"Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted against this bill on Monday that the sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points the first day and a couple of thousand on the second day, and a few members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted no."

Remember when the banksters showed they were willing to follow through on their warnings, with $1.2 trillion of wealth being wiped out of the stock market the day that congress voted to reject the bill? Remember how Congress caved and passed the bill after a second vote a few days later?

Well why would we expect anything different this time around? The banksters want Britain in the EU and they're not afraid to hold a gun to the head of the global economy in order to get their way.

There are a couple of points to take away from this. Firstly, should voters allow the inevitable backlash from the powers-that-shouldn't-be stop them from doing what they feel is right come referendum day?

And secondly, isn't it instructive that the only response the banksters really have is to take their ball and go home when things don't go their way? I mean, sure, the "ball" is the global debt-based finance capital economy they've constructed in their image and that keeps the wheels of commerce as we know it today greased (and thus is more or less directly responsible for the gainful employment of almost everyone), but still…all they can do is try to take that away from us.

brexit-800x500So, once again, doesn't it all come down to an even more fundamental question: what could the banksters threaten us with if we were building communities, boycotting and buycotting, using alternative currencies, guerilla gardening, peer-to-peer trading, engaging in agorism and otherwise completely rejecting the bankster system?

Sadly, we don't live in a world where those practices are mainstream (yet), so on June 23rd the Brits need to ask themselves one simple question: Are they going to vote out of fear of the consequences, or are they going to vote for what they believe to be right?


Everything You Were Taught About Nutrition Is Wrong

Corbett • 06/12/2016 •

Do you like coffee? Well I have bad news for you. Or is that good news? Or maybe it's great news.

Been carefully avoiding saturated fats? Well maybe you don't have to! Or maybe you do.

And it seems you can stop avoiding egg yolks again, but if you still think chocolate will help you lose weight faster I have some more bad news for you.

Confused? Of course you are. Join James for this week's subscriber newsletter as he breaks down the headline-grabbing and often completely contradictory world of (industry funded, government approved) nutritional science.(see article below)...

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Eggs Cholesterol and the Tyranny of Experts

June 11th, 2016 By James Corbett

Even heart surgeons can be wrong about nutrition. And this particular surgeon was evidently wrong about the dangers of egg yolks...or at least badly misinformed.

When I was 13 or 14 we had our family friends, the Armstrongs, over for dinner. Mr. Armstrong was funny and engaging and a lively story-teller. In his typical colorful way, he told us about the time he attended a business conference where breakfast was served. He watched as the man seated next to him very carefully and deliberately cut the yolks out of each of the fried eggs on his plate and placed them to the side before eating the egg whites.

Mr. Armstrong demonstrated how he leaned over to the man and asked, "Excuse me, sir, I notice you're very methodical about the way you're eating your eggs. Is there any particular reason you eat them like that?"

The answer was blunt, and Mr. Armstrong delivered it in the deadpan way the man himself must have said it, as a mundane matter of fact. "I'm a heart surgeon."

Mr. Armstrong stopped, raised his eyebrows, nodded and said, "OK." And from that day forward, he explained, he always made sure to avoid egg yolks.

It was a simple little story, but for some reason I still vividly recall that occasion (more than two decades ago now) when he told it. I have often thought about it while eating eggs over the years and vaguely wondering if I should feel bad about eating the yolks.

But you know what? Even heart surgeons can be wrong about nutrition. And this particular surgeon was evidently wrong about the dangers of egg yolks...or at least badly misinformed.

But don't listen to me! Listen to "the experts":

-A 2009 study in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry demonstrated how the digestion of cooked eggs could actually help prevent cardiovascular disease.

-A 2011 study in Food Chemistry detailed the antioxidant properties of the free aromatic amino acids found in egg yolks.

-A 2013 study in the BMJ found "Higher consumption of eggs (up to one egg per day) is not associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease or stroke."

-A study earlier this year from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found no association between egg or cholesterol intake and coronary artery disease risk, even among highly susceptible individuals.

As Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health summarizes on its website:

Long vilified by well-meaning doctors and scientists for their high cholesterol content, eggs are now making a bit of a comeback. While it's true that egg yolks have a lot of cholesterol—and so may weakly affect blood cholesterol levels—eggs also contain nutrients that may help lower the risk for heart disease, including protein, vitamins B12 and D, riboflavin, and folate.

A solid body of research shows that for most people, cholesterol in food has a much smaller effect on blood levels of total cholesterol and harmful LDL cholesterol than does the mix of fats in the diet. Recent research has shown that moderate egg consumption—up to one a day—does not increase heart disease risk in healthy individuals (1, 2) and can be part of a healthy diet.

But wait. Hold on. Exactly why did these "well-meaning doctors and scientists" go around raising an entire generation on the dangers of eggs? Are you telling me that it took decades of research for these "well-meaning" doctors and scientists to finally conclude that consumption of dietary cholesterol is only weakly related to levels of cholesterol in the blood? Or that this might be counteracted by other health benefits conferred by eating eggs? That's outrageous!

"So what?" you're saying. "So the nutritionists put out some bad advice on eggs. It's only one food. And look, it's self-correcting in the end anyway. That's how science works."

Well, tell that to the people who have been diligently cutting the yolks out of their eggs for the last 20 years. And it's not just eggs, anyway.


Hour 3

Media Type: V • Time: Minutes
Guests: John Velleco

Hour 3 --  John Velleco (Director of Operations of Gun Owners of America) on the Orlando shooting and the government's knee jerk response


Hour 3

John Velleco

John Velleco is currently the Director of Operations for Gun Owners of America, having served the the organization in various roles since 1993.

Along with the  entire GOA team, Velleco has taken part in legislative battles such as the passage of arming commercial airline pilots (signed into law in 2002), preventing gun confiscations after natural disasters like hurricane Katrina (signed into law in 2006), repealing the gun ban on National Park Service land (signed into law in 2009), and repealing the gun ban on Amtrak trains (signed into law in 2009). 

While legislative responsibilities keep John on Capitol Hill on a regular basis, he has also appeared on various news programs on NBC, ABC, FOX News, CNN and C-Span, in addition to speaking at rallies and events across the country.

John resides in northern Virginia with his wife of 23 years and their five children.  



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