TBR News March 15, 2019

Mar 15 2019

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8

         Washington, D.C. March 15, 2019:”Here is an interesting CIA manual on certain interrogation methods:

THE INTERROGATION OF SUSPECTS UNDER ARREST

Your virtuous interrogator, like the virtuoso in any field, will tell you that formulating the principles of his art would be a presumptuous and sterile procedure. Interrogators are born, not made, he almost says, and good interrogation is the organic product of intuition, experience, and native skill, not reducible to a set of mechanical components. Yet the organic whole can usefully be dissected, and examination will reveal its structural principles.

 

This article selects from the many different ramifications of the interrogation art that genre which is applicable to suspected agents under arrest, and sets forth some of the principles and procedures which characterize it. The essay is slanted toward relatively unsophisticated cases, and does not cover the subtler techniques which should be used, for example, against a suspected double agent, nor those required when access to the subject or the control of his person is limited. It does, however, treat interrogation as a process designed to yield the highest possible intelligence dividend. Such an interrogation is usually incompatible with one intended to produce legal evidence for a court conviction, since statements by the accused may be barred as court evidence on the ground that they were made under duress, during prolonged detention without charge, or in some other violation of legal procedures.

 

An interrogation yields the highest intelligence dividend when the interrogee finally becomes an ally, actively cooperating with the interrogator to produce the information desired. It is to a discussion of principles and procedures helpful in transforming a recalcitrant prisoner into something approaching an ally that this article is devoted. This kind of interrogation is essentially a battle of wills in which the turning-point is reached as the subject realizes the futility of his position. It usually develops in three tactical phases: a) breaking the cover story; b) convincing the subject that resistance is pointless and acquiescence the better part of valor; and c) getting active cooperation.

 

The question of torture should be disposed of at once. Quite apart from moral and legal considerations, physical torture or extreme mental torture is not an expedient device. Maltreating the subject is from a strictly practical point of view as short-sighted as whipping a horse to his knees before a thirty-mile ride. It is true that almost anyone will eventually talk when subjected to enough physical pressures, but the information obtained in this way is likely to be of little intelligence value and the subject himself rendered unfit for further exploitation. Physical pressure will often yield a confession, true or false, but what an intelligence interrogation seeks is a continuing flow of information.

 

No two interrogations are the same. The character, behavior, and degree of resistance of each new subject must be carefully assessed, and his estimated weaknesses used as the basis of a plan for intensive examination and exploitation. Each interrogation is thus carefully tailored to the measure of the individual subject. The standard lines of procedure, however, may be divided into four parts: a) arrest and detention; b) preliminary interview and questioning; c) intensive examination; and d) exploitation. The first three stages may often be merged; they constitute the softening-up process during which the cover story is broken and the subject may be shown up as a liar, an important step in making him realize the futility of further resistance.

 

In the matter of proving the subject a liar a word of caution is necessary. Showing some subjects up as liars is the very worst thing to do, because their determination not to lose face will only make them stick harder to the lie. For these it is necessary to provide loopholes by asking questions which let them correct their stories without any direct admission to lying.

 

When the cover story and the will to resist have been broken, when the subject is ready to answer a series of carefully prepared questions aimed at an intelligence target, the exploitation can begin, often in a veiled spirit of cooperation and mutual assistance. At this stage the interrogation may for example be moved to an office assigned the subject, where he might even be left alone for a few minutes to show that he is being trusted and that there is something constructive for him to do. This feeling of trust and responsibility can be very important to a broken subject, because he may now have suicidal inclinations; he must be given something to occupy his mind and keep him from too much introspection.

 

We shall examine in detail each stage of the interrogation procedure after a word on the language problem. Without doubt an interrogator using the subject’s language is in a much better position than one who has to work through an interpreter. But the interrogation skill is infinitely more important than the language skill, and a good linguist should not be substituted for a good interrogator. In the absence of an interrogator who speaks the language, an interpreter should be used, preferably one with some training in interrogation techniques. It is very important that the interpreter not only report accurately what both parties say but also reflect as faithfully as he can their inflection, tone, manner, and emphasis. He should try to become part of the furniture in the room rather than a third personality, and the interrogator should act as though he were not there.

 

  1. Arrest and Detention

The interrogations officer, since his critical objective is breaking the subject’s will to resist, should attempt to control the psychological factors in every aspect of the subject’s life from the earliest possible stage, normally the time of arrest. If possible, he should plan in advance the conditions of arrest and immediate detention. If the subject is already in detention, the principles set down in the following paragraphs may be applied to his removal from ordinary detention to the place of interrogation.

 

The arrest should take the subject by surprise and should impose on him the greatest possible degree of mental discomfort, in order to catch him off balance and deprive him of the initiative. It should take place at a moment when he least expects it and when his mental and physical resistance is at its lowest. The ideal time which meets these conditions is in the early hours before dawn, when an abrupt transition from sleep to alert mental activity is most difficult.

 

If the arrest cannot be made during the pre-dawn sleep, the next best time is in the evening, when a person is normally relaxed in his own home. One is most impressionable when relaxing at home, as witness the findings of advertising firms who have studied the impact of television commercials. A less desirable time is in the morning when the day’s routine begins, especially in the case of underground personnel, because they will have thought through the day ahead of them and steeled themselves to its risks.

 

The police detachment which effects the arrest, or removal from detention to the interrogation center, should impress the prisoner with its cool efficiency and assurance.   This scene is important enough to justify a rehearsal, if necessary. A subject arrested by three or four ill-dressed, clumsy policemen is more likely to regain his composure after the initial shock and draw some confidence from his superiority over his captors. If he is abruptly awakened by an arresting party of particularly tall, smart, well-equipped and business-like officers, he will probably be exceedingly anxious about his future.

 

The arresting party should also be schooled in observing the prisoner’s reactions and in the techniques for a quick but thorough search of his room and person. In ordinary arrests there are arguments for having the prisoner witness the searching of his room: he cannot then claim theft or willful damage to his property; he can be asked questions about what is found; and his reactions may help the searchers uncover hidden objects. But during the search preceding an intelligence interrogation it is usually better to have the subject out of the room; his ignorance as to what has been found there will foster uncertainty and uneasiness in his mind. One member of the arresting party should be specifically charged with watching the prisoner’s reaction to everything that goes on.

 

Other aspects of the arrest and the conditions of initial detention should be governed by the interrogator’s preliminary assessment of the subject’s personality and character on the basis of records, reports, and any other sources available. If, for example, the prisoner belongs to a subversive organization which makes a practice of stressing the harsh and summary treatment its members should expect if they let themselves fall into the hands of the security authorities, the arresting party might make a point of treating him correctly and even courteously. This unanticipated finesse might disconcert his antagonism and be a useful factor in winning him over later.

 

Some of the alternative detention conditions from which the interrogator must choose according to his preliminary assessment of the subject are: a) a long period or brief interval between arrest and initial questioning, b) solitary confinement or quartering with other prisoners, c) comfortable or discomfiting accommodations, and d) subjection to comprehensive personal search or no. Some subject-types would be enabled by any delay between arrest and questioning to firm up a cover story, regain their composure, and fortify themselves against the interrogation. On the other hand, a prisoner left in solitary confinement for a long period with no one, not even his custodian, speaking a word to him may be thoroughly unnerved by the experience. When this course is chosen it is important to deprive the prisoner of all his personal possessions, especially of things like snapshots and keepsakes, symbols of his old life which might be a source of moral strength to him.

 

Other techniques which may or may not be employed at this stage, according to the subject’s personality, include the use of a stool-pigeon, the double stool-pigeon routine, microphoning the cell and doctoring it in other ways. The double stoolpigeon technique has two stool-pigeons in the cell when the prisoner arrives. One of them befriends him, warns him that the other is a stool-pigeon, and if possible enlists his help in agitating for the removal of this plant. When the third man has been removed the subject may have come to trust his fellow-agitator and confide in him. The cell can be doctored by having messages written on the walls, either with deceptive content recommending for example some attendant as a sympathetic channel to the outside or with discouraging and depressive impact.

 

  1. The Preliminary Interview

The preliminary interview is not intended to obtain intelligence, but only to enable the interrogators to make a firm assessment of the character and type of subject with whom they will have to deal. It is useful to have the interrogators – preferably two of them – seated behind a table at the far end of a long room, so that the subject after entering will have some distance to walk before taking his chair in front of them. This device will enable them to observe his poise and manner, and may often quite unsettle the subject. The interrogators should sit with their backs to the main source of light in order to obscure their faces, veil their expressions, and place a strain on the prisoner.

 

The subject can be placed under further strain by providing him an uncomfortable chair, say one with a polished seat and shortened front legs so that he tends to slide off it, or one with wobbly legs. On the other hand, an opposite technique has sometimes been successful: the prisoner is made so comfortable, after a hearty lunch with beer, that he drops his guard in drowsiness.

 

The interview must of course be recorded, either on tape or in stenographic notes. The interrogators must on no account try to do this job themselves; it would distract them from the critical task of framing questions and steering the course of interrogation according to the implications of the subject’s replies. Whether the stenographer or recorder should be concealed or visible depends on the subject’s sophistication and the state of his alert. If the recording process is not evident some subjects may become careless of what they say when they see that the interrogators are not taking notes, whereas a visible recording would alert them to be more cautious. For others, consciousness of a recording going on in full view may be unnerving, and they may betray the weak links in their stories by showing signs of distress at these points.

 

At a later stage of the interrogation it may be of value to play back to the subject some part of this recording. The sound of his own voice repeating his earlier statements, particularly any with intonations of anger or distress, may make a psychological breach in his defenses.

 

The attitude of the interrogators at the preliminary interview should usually be correct, studiously polite, and in some cases even sympathetic. It is imperative that they keep their tempers both now and throughout the interrogation. The prisoner may be given the true reason for his arrest or a false one, or he may be left in doubt, according to the circumstances of the case. The interrogators must try to determine whether his usually vigorous protestations of innocence are genuine or an act, but they should not at this stage give any indication of whether they believe or disbelieve him. A clever prisoner will try to find out how much the interrogators know; they should at all costs remain poker-faced and non-committal.

 

At this interview the interrogators should do as little as possible of the talking, however many questions they are anxious to have answered. The prisoner should be asked to tell his story in his own words, describe the circumstances of his arrest, give the history of some period of his life, or explain the details of his occupation. The object is to get him to talk without prompting in as much continuous narrative as possible; the more he talks the better the interrogators can assess his personality.

 

Personalities are individual, but some typing of subjects can be done cutting across factors of race or background. One category displays no emotion whatever and will not speak a word; another betrays his anxiety about what is going to happen to him; a third is confident and slightly contemptuous in his assurance; a fourth maintains an insolent attitude but remains silent; a fifth tries to annoy his interrogators by pretending to be hard of hearing or by some trick like repeating each question before answering it.

 

After the interview the interrogators should confer, formulate their assessment of the subject’s character, and work out a plan of intensive examination, including the kind of detention conditions to be applied between questionings. The details of this plan will vary widely, but it will be based on two principles, that of maintaining psychological superiority over the prisoner and that of disconcerting his composure by devices to bewilder him.

 

  1. The Intensive Examination

The intensive examination is the scene of the main battle of wits with the prisoner, having the critical objective of breaking his cover story. The cover story, if it is a good one, will be a simple explanation of the subject’s activities as a straight-forward normal person, plausible even to his close friends, containing a minimum of fabrication and that minimum without detail susceptible to a check or ramifications capable of development. Its weakness may often lie in the subject’s abnormal precision about certain details, especially when two or more subjects are using the same cover story.

 

The most difficult subject is one who will not talk at all, and prolonging his solitary confinement usually increases the difficulty of getting him to talk. It is best to put him into a labor gang or some such group of prisoners where he may be drawn into conversation. After some days or perhaps weeks he may be communicating normally with these others, and may have concluded that his interrogators have given him up for good. At that time some incident can be created involving the labor gang which requires that they all be questioned. If innocuous questions are put to the silent prisoner rapidly in a routine and indifferent manner, he may answer them. He may then find it hard to revert to complete silence if caught off guard as the questioning is switched without break to matters of real interest. The device of starting with questions easy for the subject to answer is useful with many whose replies to significant questions are hard to elicit.

 

Everything possible must be done to impress upon the subject the unassailable superiority of those in whose hands he finds himself and therefore the futility of his position. The interrogators must show throughout an attitude of assurance and unhurried determination. Except as part of a trick or plan they should always appear unworried and complete masters of the situation in every respect. In the long and arduous examination of a stubborn subject they must guard against showing the weariness and impatience they may well feel. If a specialist in the subject’s field is used to interrogate him, say scientist to interrogate a prisoner with a scientific specialty, this interrogator must have unquestioned superiority over the subject in his own field.

 

Many prisoners have reported amazement at their own capacity for resistance to any stable pressures or distresses of an interrogation, such as onerous conditions of confinement or the relentless bullying of a single interrogator. What is demoralizing, they find, is drastic variation of cell conditions and abrupt alternation of different types of interrogators. A sample device in the regulation of cell conditions for unsophisticated prisoners is the manipulation of time: a clock in a windowless cell can be rigged to move rapidly at times and very slowly at others; breakfast can be brought in when it is time for lunch or in the middle of the night’s sleep; the interval between lunch and dinner can be lengthened to twelve or fifteen hours or shortened to one or two.

 

The questioning itself can be carried out in a friendly, persuasive manner, from a hard, merciless and threatening posture, or with an impersonal and neutral approach. In order to achieve the disconcerting effect of alternation among these attitudes it may be necessary to use as many as four different interrogators playing the following roles, although one interrogator may sometimes double in two of them:

 

First, the cold, unfeeling individual whose questions are shot out as from a machine-gun, whose voice is hard and monotonous, who neither threatens nor shows compassion.

 

Second, the bullying interrogator who uses threats, insults and sarcasm to break through the subject’s guard by making him lose his temper or by exhausting him.

 

Third, the ostensibly naive and credulous questioner, who seems to be taken in by the prisoner’s story, makes him feel smarter than the interrogator, gives him his rope and builds up false confidence which may betray him.

 

Finally, the kind and friendly man, understanding and persuasive, whose sympathetic approach is of decisive importance at the climactic phase of the interrogation. He is most effectively used after a siege with the first and second types, or after a troubled sleep following such a siege.

 

The course of the intensive questioning cannot be standardized, but some useful procedures are outlined in the following paragraphs.

 

When the subject is brought in he is asked to tell again the story he gave at his preliminary interview. Then he is asked to repeat it, and again a third time. He will be annoyed and with luck might even lose his temper. He at least will be worried about possible inconsistencies among the four versions he has given. In some cases it will be better that the interrogator not disclose his awareness of any such inconsistencies; in others it may be advantageous to emphasize them by making a comparison in his presence and perhaps playing back a recording.

 

If the cover story is still intact, the next step is to probe for detail. One of two interrogators questions rapidly into many details of a particular aspect of some incident. Then the other puts detailed questions on another aspect of the same incident. Then the first takes up a third aspect, and so on alternately for some time. The object is to force the subject to invent detail hastily. Finally, without any break, the interrogators start going back over their detail questions a second time; and the subject, not having had time to fix his improvisations in mind, is most unlikely to remember them.

 

By deliberately misquoting the subject’s replies the interrogator may often succeed in confusing him, or better yet in irritating him and making him lose his temper. A talkative subject should always be encouraged to give full and lengthy explanations; he is likely of his own accord to get mixed up and introduce inconsistencies into his story. Catching the subject in a lie of relatively little importance sometimes unnerves him and starts his resistance crumbling.

 

A not too sophisticated subject can be told that his fellow-conspirators have let him down, that an informer among them has betrayed his secret, or that some of them are in custody and have been persuaded to talk. Incriminating testimony from others, true or false, can be read to him, or a hooded man can pretend to recognize and identify him. The subject can be placed in profile at a window while two guards lead a “prisoner” past outside who will send in word that he recognizes his true identity.

 

Sometimes a very long period of silence while the interrogators are pretending to go over critical evidence will unnerve the subject.

 

The whole procedure is a probe for an opening – a confession of guilt, an admission to having lied, a state of confusion or even extreme concern on some particular point. Once an opening is found, however small, every effort is concentrated on enlarging it and increasing the subject’s discomposure. At this stage he is allowed no respite until he is fully broken and his resistance at an end.

 

  1. The Exploitation

When the subject has ceased to resist his interrogators and is ready to talk freely he must be handled with great care, both because this attitude may change and because he may now have suicidal impulses. He should get better treatment and better detention conditions. He should be induced to ally himself with his interrogators, and encouraged to believe that he is doing something useful and constructive in assisting them. It is often important to keep him hard at work regardless of whether the product of his efforts is of any real value; he could be asked to write out a lot of details about his subversive organition, for example, whether or not such information were required. The object is to keep him busy, to keep his mind occupied, to prevent his having time for introspection.

 

Since interrogators for the exploitation must be well acquainted in the particular field of information involved, it may now be necessary either to introduce new specialist interrogators or to give the earlier ones a thorough briefing in this field. Which course is better will depend on the subject’s character, the way he was broken, and his present attitude toward those who have been handling him. Sometimes only a fresh interrogator can get real cooperation from him. Sometimes, on the other hand, he is so ashamed of having broken that he is unwilling to expose himself further and wants to talk only to his original questioner. And sometimes he has built up a trustful and confiding relationship with his interrogator which should not be destroyed by the introduction of another personality.”

The Table of Contents

  • North Korea mulls suspending denuclearization talks with US, diplomat says
  • Why So Many Trump Supporters Are OK With the President’s Lies
  • How Trump’s Lies about the Wall Undermine Our Criminal Justice System
  • Trump Just Gave Himself More Power to Kill in Secret
  • Origins of the purported British nerve gas attack
  • Rubio’s Gloating Betrays US Sabotage in Venezuela Power Blitz
  • The CIA’s Orange Revolution
  • Pushing boundaries: US eyes Russian encirclement via NATO ‘Trojan horse’
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations

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TBR News March 14, 2019

Mar 14 2019

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. March 14, 2019:”Trump has, apparently deliberately, antagonized many American allies abroad and even more entities domestically but his worst error is for him to have given the middle finger to Congress. Reputlicans are deserting Trump and his policies in growing numbers and Trump is being driven into a foaming rage. It is not difficult to predict a raging war between Trump and all of Congress and this is a war Congress will win. If Trump gets too nasty, Congress will impeach him and they will have to yank him out of the Oval Office with physical force. The one positive aspect to all of Trump’s bombastic war is that many disparate political groups in America are beginning to cooperate with each other in a common distrust and dislike.”

 

The Table of Contents

  • The numbers game in the political matrix
  • Trump faces another rebuke from Senate allies over wall, vows veto
  • Beto O’Rourke Is Running for President and It All Started With Weed
  • O’Rourke enters race with natural skills, eager support and some big challenges
  • US Senate passes Yemen war resolution, refusing to back Trump’s support for Saudi-led coalition
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations

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TBR News March 13, 2019

Mar 13 2019

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. March 13, 2019:”There are today four top quality public universities in the United States. The best is the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, then there is the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Oregon at Eugene and the University of California at Berkley. These are as good as, and often better, than Harvard or Yale but not cheap and students cannot get into them unless they are intelligent and competent. The American public, and higher education, schools are notorious for their low quality and many are in existence only to make money, not educate. Many push large “student loans’ on their attendees and make deals with bill collectors on collections later.

Students are told that they can get very high paying employment upon graduation but this is rarely the case. Degrees in Advanced Basket Weaving or Creative Writing guarantee janitorial jobs at MacDonalds but little else.

The average graduate from the average ‘university’ in America today knows less of the world than a chicken and end up sleeping on the sidewalks of large cities and annoying overpaid computer specialists who have to step over them on their way to work.

This leads to serious social problems and when one contemplates that there are 95,000,000 unemployed, and unemployable, people in the United States today, social eruptions become a reality.”

 

The Table of Contents

  • It’s not just corruption. Entrance into elite US colleges is rigged in every way
  • Brexit: MPs to vote on 29 March no-deal exit from EU
  • Trump Doctrine? Peeving allies & trashing US empire
  • China offers help to Venezuela to restore power
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations
  • California governor to place moratorium on death penalty
  • The Armenian Holocaust of 1916
  • Vengeance is mine, sayeth the flat earth supporter

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TBR News March 12, 2019

Mar 12 2019

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. March 12, 2019:” “I really do not care what Myron T. Ginzberg self-proclaimed ‘brilliant Intelligence expert’ has to mumble on such subjects as ‘Remote Viewing,’ ‘the Tesla weather changing machines’ and other silliness. In point of fact, I make them into laughing stocks. I can’t make them into fools: God did that a long time ago.

You might want to Google such types as ‘Sorcha Fall,” Chris Bollyn and the redoubtable Tom Flocco. If you do, you will see the truth of the Biblical statement, ‘And slime had they for mortar.’ (Genesis 11)

Most of these brilliant savants self-publish their nonsense or find a so-called publishing house that prints books on demand and has dozens of clients, drooling in anticipation to discover that HAARP is causing cancer in geese and swelling waistlines throughout the world. Or that the Hidden Hand’s dread Dr. Melbourne Fong, caused Hurricane Katrina.

The French philosopher Blaise Pascal discusses such individuals in his essay on ‘Thoughts’ As I recall the passage, he says that men would be great but know that they are small, would be happy but are miserable, wish to be perfect but know that they are full of imperfections and wish to be honored and loved by others but know that their flaws merit only contempt. I believe the passage goes in that way.

And it continues to say that these persons become violently angry against these truths which so clearly expose their faults. This man becomes a Communist or a liberal as they call them in England.

He sees that only in reducing all men to a common state he can feel, if not superior, at least equal. These persons cannot achieve or create but can certainly destroy that which others have achieved or created. You find these creatures in the academic world filled with hatred that they cannot create that which they teach or in trade unions where they curse the man who has built a factory that they could not. And if they come to power, they only ruin what they touch.

They start out by demanding that you accept the idea that all men are equal and every man must be the equal to…but not the superior to his neighbor. In mathematics this is called a common denominator. Now these intellectual unemployed want all men to be equal and they, of course, are the natural leaders of these masses because of their superior, if previously unrecognized, brilliance.

They manipulate the masses to whom they condescend in order to overthrow an existing government and supplant it with… themselves!. And the tyranny of the market place, which is more or less natural, is replaced by the tyranny of the failed intellectual who knows with a certainty that he alone is right and wishes to force everyone not as brilliant as himself to worship him as a small clay God.”

 

The Table of Contents

  • A World without the West
  • American democracy is in crisis. A House bill could help it heal
  • Beto O’Rourke heading to Iowa, fueling speculation about White House bid
  • New York Prosecutors Have Some Questions for Trump’s Favorite Bank
  • NY attorney general subpoenas Deutsche Bank, Investors Bank for documents on Trump Organization projects
  • Mysterious triangle: Donald Trump, Deutsche Bank and the Kremlin ‘cookie jars’
  • President Donald Trump: An Analysis
  • Felicity Huffman among dozens charged over admissions fraud at top US schools
  • MPs ignore May’s pleas and defeat her Brexit deal by 149 votes
  • Flat Earthers: Belief, Skepticism, and Denialism

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TBR News March 11. 2019

Mar 11 2019

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. March 11, 2019:” Rising sea levels could threaten 180 U.S. coastal cities by 2100, according to new research led by University of Arizona scientists.

The coastal cities the research team identified had 40.5 million people living in them, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. By 2100, that number will certainly be exponentially higher.

The report states that the Gulf and southern Atlantic coasts will be particularly hard hit. Miami, New Orleans, Tampa, Fla., and Virginia Beach, Va. could lose more than 10 percent of their land area by 2100 due to sea-level rise.

The paper appears in the journal Climatic Change Letters.

Global sea level rose during the 20th Century at a rate of about two millimeters (.08 inches) per year. That rate increased by 50% during the 1990s to a global rate of three millimeters (.12 inches) per year, an uptick frequently linked to global warming. Rising sea level has consequences for coastal development, beach erosion and wetlands inundation. Higher sea levels could cause increased damage to coastal communities and beaches, especially during coincident high tides, storm surges and extreme wave conditions.”

 

The Table of Contents

  • Trump budget chief claims president’s new $8.6bn wall demand is ‘fiscally sane’
  • Trump Proposes a Record $4.75 Trillion Budget
  • Don’t let America turn North Korea into another Iraq
  • Miami’s fight against rising seas
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations
  • The growing world of groundless conspiricies
  • Next flu pandemic ‘a matter of when, not if,’ says WHO
  • The 1917 World-Wide flu epidemic

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TBR News March 10, 2019

Mar 10 2019

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. March 10, 2019: “ Last weekend, I attended a showing of a Russian surveillance tape at  very expensive Dupont Circle apartment.

Present were the hostess, the wife of a very high level administration bureaucrat, a number of members of Congress and several foreign diplomats.

The film was in awful taste but genuine, not like the reams of invented photo shop junk being aired on daily YouTube productions.

It was made by Russian intelligence in Moscow and, in short, shows Donald Trump, quite naked, being urinated on by a very attractive Russian woman.

This is called ‘The Golden Shower’ and does not show our Stunning President at his best. Trump has a large, rubbery food bag with a navel that would accommodate a pineapple and one also notes that nature was not kind to Trump.

He is, to be entirely honest, hung like a stud cricket.

Viewers generally expressed disgust and at least one prominent member of the Trump government announced their intention to resign their duties.

While a number of the men laughed, many of the women were disgusted and said so very often and very loudely, after the showing.

It is intended to release this disgusting bit of history to the voting public in advance of the next election.

I wonder how the Jesus Freaks who think Trump is wonderful and lust after an autographed Bible will view this?

“Why that’s just what Reverend Timmy does with the Girls Choir” many will no doubt say.

It’s acceptable if Jesus or his salesmen used to do it, seems to be the trend here.”

 

The Table of Contents

  • U.S. Air Force Secretary Wilson to resign, leaving new vacancy
  • Exclusive: In budget, Trump to ask Congress for $8.6 billion for border wall
  • Elizabeth Warren is right – we must break up Facebook, Google and Amazon
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations
  • Treatment of unvaccinated Oregon boy with tetanus cost nearly $1m, CDC says
  • A startup says used tissues are safer than vaccinations. Should you trust it?
  • Is the Earth Flat?
  • The CIA’s Psychic Spies
  • Germany: Storms halt trains, disrupt motorways

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TBR News March 9, 2019

Mar 09 2019

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. March 9, 2019: ”First we have Trump desiring a Hitler-style Washington military parade in his honor (which the Pentagon denined him) and now we have him piously signing Bibles for adoring rednecks.

Next, no doubt, we will see him in Papal-style robes blessing the multitude at Easter from the steps of the Washington Cathedral.

By his actions at home and abroad, Trump is doing terrible damage to the image of the American people and if the public organizes in a timely manner, they can deny him the pleasure of a second term.”

 

The Table of Contents

  • U.S. judge may force Trump administration to reunite more families separated at Mexico border
  • Neither Rain, Sleet, nor Snow Will Stop the Post Office From Spying on You
  • Trump’s private talks with Putin may contain clues to his Russia romance
  • Alabama’s Roy Moore, undone by allegations, considers new Senate run
  • Trump is mocked online for signing copies of the Bible like they were his own book during a visit to a tornado relief center in Alabama
  • Christ the Essene
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations

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TBR News March 8, 2019

Mar 08 2019

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. March 8, 2019 ”The educational level in America today is so low one needs a well-drilling tool to see it. The average Millennial has very little general knowledge but is an expert at text messaging useless nonsense to others of his stripe.

One of them told me Egypt was in South America but another said it was next to Australia. Their pockets are full of childish electronic toys that enable them to exchange useless information with others.

This is due, almost entirely, to a public school system that would do justice to a similar system in Uganda and a system run by teachers who are so stupid they couldn’t pour urine out of a boot if the directions were on the heel.

Both Millennial men and women like to wear layered clothing.

A woman will have knee-length blue socks, mis-matched golf shoes, three skirts, one apron and five sweaters to keep her warm and encourage the development of body lice while her male counterpart wears bib overalls, two shirts and three sweaters with the same goal.

Even with a PhD from Bad Seepage University in Advanced Basket Weaving, all a male Millennial can find in the work market is the shepherding of twittering autistics to the local park to root for small insects and the occasional worm that pops its head above ground.

He puts them, dog collars and all, on a gang leash and has to walk to the park because he is forbidden to put them on public transportation because many of them are known to bite.”

The Table of Contents

  • Trump’s lying ears
  • The how, what and why of a Trump lie
  • Evaluation of Mr. Trump as an asset for Russian interests
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations
  • Soviet/Russian Atomic Demolition Munitions

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TBR News March 7, 2019

Mar 07 2019

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. March 7, 2019:” “Not only are bad credit risks used to create and sell mortgages on American homes that were essentially worthless but by grouping all of these together and selling them abroad, the banks all made, and are marking,  huge profits. When the kissing has to stop, there are two major groups holding the financial bag. The first are the investors and the second are, not those with weak credit, but those who have had excellent credit and who have been able, and willing to pay off their mortgages.

Unfortunately, as no one knows who owns the title to any home, when the legitimate mortgage holder finally pays off his mortgage, or tries to sell his house, a clear title to said house or property cannot ever be found so, in essence, the innocent mortgage payer can never own or sell his house. This is a terrible economic time bomb quietly ticking away under the feet of the Bank of America and if, and when, it explodes, another bank is but a fond memory.”

 

The Table of Contents

  • North Korea rebuilding rocket test site: report
  • Yes, Let’s Defeat or Impeach Donald Trump. But What If He Refuses to Leave the White House?
  • Ex-Trump attorney Cohen hands over new documents to Congress
  • Bread, Circuses, and Duct Tape
  • American Civil War 2: US media will have only itself to blame if all hell breaks loose
  • Trump dealt blow as US trade deficit jumps
  • Arctic Oil: Who owns it?
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations
  • Mark Zuckerberg Is Trying to Play You — Again

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TBR News March 5, 2019

Mar 05 2019

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. March 6, 2019:” In these times, as earlier, many of the public thrive on conspiracy theories because it gives them a feeling of being part of something large and thrilling.

I have studied conspiracy stories for years and have come to the conclusion that 99% of them are the result of stupidity and the attempts to cover it up.

“But the birds were seen flying the other way! Isn’t that significant? The New York Times has an excellent article on these suspicious birds, written by a Famous Scientist (who doesn’t want his name used, of course)”

Bureaucracies are filled with people who couldn’t get a real job and whose government paychecks ought to be gift-wrapped.

Governments are desperate to prevent any kind of a public uproar that might disturb the status quo so they lie, not to cover up plots but to cover theirs, and others, political asses.

The recent mine tragedy and the misreporting of the survival is a typical example. The underlying cause of this is gross neglect and criminal carelessness not only on the part of the cost-cutting owners but the lax, and under Bush, criminally negligent pro-business regulatory agencies.

Now, look for both management and government to conspire to blame the mine problems on something that won’t expose them for the conspirators they are.

And how will they accomplish this? By use of the friendly media and, most important, by having their pet “bloggers” and paid website managers concoct wierd stories about death rays, missing cell phones, secret gas leaks, alQuadea trained gophers intent on industrial sabotage and on and on.

The credulous public, ever frantic for more and increasingly thrilling conspiracies to nurture their small egos, will get their hands on these inventions, water and fertilize them and send them around to others with their own little invented additions.

In the end, the criminal stupidity is effectively masked by the created images and management and government can prepare for the next disinformation campaign.

Those who believe in mysterious conspiracies ought to recognize that they have become unknowing parts of a real conspiracy, the conspiracy of obfuscation, lies and official disinformation.

This applies, equally, to the Katrina disaster, the SEA tsunami, 911, the Kennedy assassination, severe weather events, ship sinkings and on and on. Pick one of the above and Google it to see that the number of breathless conspiracy sites proliferate like fungus after a good rain.”

 

The Table of Contents

  • Mike Pompeo’s War Warning to China
  • North Korea rebuilds part of missile site it promised Trump to dismantle
  • Beyond the report: Mueller’s Russia probe designed to live on
  • I defied mother to get vaccinated for safety of me and others, US teen says
  • Revealed: AmazonSmile helps fund anti-vaccine groups
  • Stem cell transplants and HIV: What you need to know
  • Top 10 most dangerous viruses in the world
  • Myths and Legends of the 9/11 attack: Death Rays and Super-Thermite
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations

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