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Friday, January 14, 2011

Fortean / Alternative News: Loughner Mind-Controlled Assassin, Sainthood For John Paul II and Big Cat Prowls Edinburgh

Conspiracy Theory: Loughner was a Mind-Controlled Assassin

ATS - I am assuming that most of you already know about the CIA's MKULTRA program, so I will not waste any time explaining what it is. If you do not know about it, please take some time to do a little research, and it is not difficult to find information on this subject.

I was very troubled when I first read the report about this atrocity in my local newspaper. I became immediately concerned--red flags went up--when I read that he was a being described as a loner. (At the time, I was pronouncing his last name, Loughner, as you would pronounce "loner"). After that, I began to do a little research, helped along by the ATS community, and I am here to report my findings and speculations, as well as to pose some important questions for further investigation.

There are two angles of approach that I will be taking here, the first of which involves the information that we know about Loughner--from news reports and from Loughner's online trail--that seem to fit the profile for a mind-controlled MKULTRA assassin. Another angle of approach involves an examination of the potential fallout of this tragedy, which will frame my speculation regarding a possible motive or motives. After discussing these two aspects, I will pose some important questions that will undoubtedly require independent investigation of dedicated truth-seekers like you and me.

To begin, consideration will be made of some of the videos made by Jared Loughner that are posted on his YouTube channel, Classitup10 (link). I don't know if, or when, this channel will be taken down, like Loughner's MySpace page was, so I recommend checking it out while you still can.

Upon opening his YouTube channel, my early, vague suspicions were immediately and strongly invigorated by seeing a video presentation made by Loughner entitled, How To: Mind Controller. This video is one of only five that have been uploaded by Loughner on his YouTube channel. On this particular video, Loughner writes, "You control every - thought, action, and lifestyle - for the person or people as the mind controller," followed by his concluding statement, "I'm able to control every belief and religion by being the mind controller!" These statements give you the main gist of what this very brief video is all about. It is interesting that at the end, Loughner seems to fantasize about placing himself in the shoes of a "mind controller," which we can easily fathom a victim of mind control might be psychologically compelled to do.

While this video establishes Loughner's interest or even fascination with the subject of mind control, it is even more revealing to consider some of his statements in other videos that help to establish that he may have been a victim of mind control. First of all, I would like to note that in all of Loughner's videos, as well as in his posts made for ATS under the username ered3, he clearly demonstrates that his mind is impaired. When making a point, Loughner must resort to a very labored, highly repetitive approach that takes the form of a transitive relation, i.e., "A=B, and B=C, therefore, A=C." He also says many things that are out of context or simply don't make any sense.

While this gives you a general sense of Loughner's mental impairment, there are statements written by Loughner that more directly help to make the case that he may be a victim of mind control. These statements come from a YouTube video entitled Introduction: Jared Loughner, where he writes, "sleepwalking is the act or state of walking, eating, or performing other motor acts while asleep, of which one is unaware upon awakening. I'm a sleepwalker - who turns off the alarm clock." This is only a clip from the frame where this quote appears, which utilized Loughner's penchant for transitive relations, as does the quote from the following frame that reads, "All conscience dreaming at this moment is asleep. Jared Loughner is conscience dreaming at this moment. Thus, Jared Loughner is asleep." In these written statements, there are key features that are indicative of an MKULTRA assassin. For one, MKULTRA assassins have a compartmentalized consciousness, which Loughner describes in terms of sleepwalking and conscious dreaming. With regard to the mental "compartments" of an MKULTRA assassin, CIA psy-ops have devised it so that there is a barrier of amnesia between them. Loughner indicates this when he writes, "of which one is unaware upon awakening." There is no doubt here that Loughner is describing his own mental condition, of which he must be dimly aware, when he makes the particularly chilling statement: "I'm a sleepwalker - who turns off the alarm clock."

Loughner's apparent fascination with mind control and his statements indicative of a compartmentalized consciousness are very compelling with regard to a possible link to the MKULTRA program, and certain facts that have been revealed about the case itself go even further to reinforce this link. I was particularly interested to learn that the investigators found a piece of evidence in Loughner's home--a piece of paper upon which it was merely written "I planned ahead," and "Gifford" (the name of the Congresswoman who was shot), along with Loughner's signature. I'd like to set that aside for a moment and turn to another interesting fact from the case concerning Loughner's ideological motivations for the shooting rampage (or lack thereof). On his YouTube channel, Loughner lists The Communist Manifesto (Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels) and Hitler's Mein Kampf among his "favorite books." These sources of influence come from opposite ends of the ideological spectrum. Other favorite books listed by Loughner include classics such as The Odyssey, The Wizard of Oz, Plato's The Republic and Meno, To Kill a Mockingbird, Siddhartha, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (an interesting sidenote there--the author of this book, Ken Kesey, was once involved in the CIA's MKULTRA program as part of its experimentation with psychoactive drugs). With regard to where Loughner falls on the ideological spectrum, as some in the press have put it, he seems to be "all over the map." With no clear political/ideological motive, we are being led to believe that Loughner was your stereotypical "crazed, lone gunman." And yet, going back to the recovered evidence, we are also supposed to believe that Loughner somehow "planned ahead" for a schizophrenic, murderous rampage with no ideological motive!

These pieces don't seem to fit together, but the MKULTRA link may, in fact, be the missing piece here yet again. If we are to imagine that Loughner is indeed an MKULTRA assassin, then we would reasonably form the conjecture that the CIA would now want to cover its tracks by killing off this "loose cannon." Perhaps, then, Loughner was induced to write the "I planned ahead" paper to help ensure that he would be found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to the death penalty. In any regard, I can't see any other rational explanation than that this message was left deliberately for investigators to find and for prosecutors to use in trial. Remember, the paper consisted of little else, save for Gifford's name and Loughner's signature (and maybe something else too, if I'm not mistaken), which is altogether highly suspicious.

We must weigh each fact alone for its relevancy, but I cannot stress enough the value of stepping back and looking at the entire picture that is being formed here as the information is stacking up. Consider another interesting bit of information that a fellow ATS poster, GeneralAwesome provided in a post entitled "Jared Loughner went to high school in an AZ town with a small CIA airfield" (link). The title of the post speaks for itself, and it is quite convenient, isn't it? If Loughner was indeed an MKULTRA assassin, then this would provided easy access for his "handlers" to get ahold of him if necessary. GeneralAwesome does note, however, that the airfield was "supposedly closed to CIA usage," but this is rumor was probably disinformation spread by the CIA, just like the disinformation that the MKULTRA program no longer exists (although if it does, rest assured it would be operating under a different name). GeneralAwesome also came up with a link that showed that the CIA was hiring an Operational Psychologist in the town in question, Marana, AZ. Very, very interesting information indeed.

Now I will turn to my aforementioned second angle of approach, which is to speculate as to the motives of those who would use Loughner to carry out this atrocity. As it has already been indicated, Loughner himself seems not to have had any concrete motivations. For those behind this, undoubtably some elite secret society with a strong hold on the CIA, the motivations may already be seen playing out. For one, there is already a lot of talk about gun control, and even legislation that is being proposed. Secondly, there is legislation being proposed concerning tighter security measures for our representatives, and some in the mainstream media are even suggesting the possibility of outlawing "rhetoric." So already, we can see the fallout from this potentially limiting our first and second amendment rights. Could this be, as famous conspiracy theorist David Icke would put it, another "problem-reaction-solution" event tied to the process of "tip-toe totalitarianism?" Another motivation here, but probably more of a "bonus" for those behind it, is the great benefit that this has on the mainstream media. Whenever big news events like this happen, their ratings go up. Of course, you already know this but the mainstream media, across-the-board, is an elite establishment that secretly meets with many top-level officials, like the CIA for example, in CFR meetings and the infamous Bilderberg meetings. They also must like the back-and-forth vitriol that this has inflamed between the right and left, who each are blaming each other for this attack in some way, shape, or form. This is part of the elite, mainstream media agenda of creating divisiveness among the public as a distraction from the real issues (a sort of "divide and conquer" strategy).

Now for the questions. The first question I would like to know is whether or not Loughner remembers doing what he did. Secondly, I'd like to know where he learned to shoot, as apparently his aim seems to have been pretty good, and also- where'd he get his gun? Third, I want to know about his family and his childhood. Where did he grow up? What do his parents do for a living? Are those even his real parents? All of these questions will help to either further validate or contradict this theory that Loughner was an MKULTRA assassin. Of course, don't expect any of this information to surface in the mainstream media. What we need is independent investigation into this matter, as the FBI cannot be trusted to carry out a proper investigation.

One more thing: there are some intriguing things written by Loughner that seem like he was communicating in code. On his YouTube video, Introduction: Jared Loughner, he writes about taking the alphabet and replacing letters with other letters and pronounciations. He also has a number sequence on that video presentation that doesn't seem to be random. I wonder if someone here who is perhaps a genius (or a savant), or a mathemetician, or just someone good at recognizing patterns could look at this number sequence. I already noticed that it does not contain the number '5,' and the sequence '1, 2, 3, 4' is repeated three times. Loughner refers to this as a date (B.C.E.), but that of course doesn't make any sense. Anyway, see what you make of it: 987,123,478,961,876,341,234,671,234,098,601,978,618... The last digit may also be '9,' if that makes any difference at all.

NOTE: Personally, I'm not buying into any of the speculation...but it is interesting to read the theories. There are similar threads at ATS 1 and ATS 2...Lon


Sainthood Closer for Pope John Paul II

latimes - The late Pope John Paul II will be beatified this spring, the Vatican announced Friday after the current pontiff, Benedict XVI, certified that his predecessor had met the requirements.

The move puts the former pope a step closer to sainthood on what is already an unusually accelerated timetable that Benedict launched within weeks of John Paul's death almost six years ago.

The Vatican said Benedict had approved findings by the church that John Paul had performed a miracle after his death, a prerequisite for beatification. A nun who suffered from Parkinson's disease, as did the late pope, said she was healed of her affliction after praying to John Paul shortly after he died.

The beatification is to take place May 1, the first Sunday after Easter, the Vatican said.

The decision to elevate John Paul, who inspired millions worldwide with his tough stance against Communism and his resilience after a 1981 assassination attempt, is a spot of good news for the Roman Catholic Church, which has been battered by countless allegations of sexual abuse by priests, nuns and other religious workers.

Many of those acts of abuse were alleged to have occurred during John Paul's 27-year papacy. But much of the blame for the church's slow and largely defensive response to the complaints has now shifted to today's Vatican.

After John Paul's death on April 2, 2005, mourners and pilgrims at his funeral in St. Peter's Square waved signs calling for "sainthood right now," in a mark of their devotion. Weeks later, Benedict said he would immediately open the process leading to canonization, overriding rules that dictate a five-year wait after a person dies.

At the end of 2009, Benedict gave formal recognition of John Paul's "heroic virtues" and granted him the title of "venerable." After his beatification, the late pontiff will be known as "blessed."

For sainthood, a second confirmed miracle is required.

Reports surfaced last year that at least some church investigators were doubtful of claims by Sister Marie Simon-Pierre, a French nun, to have been cured of Parkinson's through John Paul's intercession.

But the panel overseeing such investigations concluded that the nun's recovery from the degenerative disease had no other explanation -- in other words, that it was a genuine miracle.

Although accelerated procedures toward sainthood are unusual, they are not without precedent. John Paul himself put Mother Teresa on the fast track to beatification after her death in 1997. She was beatified in 2003.


Earth 'Wobble' Changes Zodiac

MB - You may be celebrating your fortune based on your horoscope as a Capricorn today, but you might be surprised to find that you’re probably a Sagittarius by now.

A set of new zodiac sign dates was unveiled recently, the Minnesota-based Star Tribune reported, with each symbol’s covered dates being moved by a month thanks to the moon’s gravitational pull that, as astrologers note, ‘wobbled’ the Earth’s rotation on its axis recently.

“The ancient Babylonians based zodiac signs on the constellation the sun was ‘in’ on the day a person was born. During the ensuing millenniums, the moon's gravitational pull has made the Earth "wobble" around its axis, creating about a one-month bump in the stars' alignment,” Star Tribune’s Bill Ward noted.

A blog post on the Washington Post website have also shed light on this matter, citing the explanation provided by Park Kunkle, a board member of the Minnesota Planetarium Society.

“The moon's gravitational pull has slowly moved the Earth in its axis, creating about a one-month bump in the stars' alignment... Now, during what we think as the month of Pisces, the sun is actually in the sign of Aries…”

Thus the adjustment of zodiac dates as follows:

Capricorn: January 20-February 16
Aquarius: February 16-March 11
Pisces: March 11-April 18
Aries: April 18-May 13
Taurus: May 13-June 21
Gemini: June 21-July 20
Cancer: July 20-August 10
Leo: August 10-September 16
Virgo: September 16-October 30
Libra: October 30-November 23
Scorpio: November 23-December 17
Sagittarius: December 17-January 20

Kunkle added that science has not proven a clear connection between the stars and the universe and its direct affects on people’s character and behavior. “Sure, we can connect harvest to the stars. But personality? No.”

"Historically, people looked at the sky to understand the world around us," he said. "But today I don't think people who are into astrology look at the sky very much."


Big Cat on the Prowl in Edinburgh?

scotsman - They are shadowy creatures who create claws for concern for farmers across the UK.

But now Edinburgh might have its own big cat on the prowl.

Residents of Newhaven have been left feline distinctly uncomfortable after the discovery of huge paw prints in the snow.

They believe an animal - like a puma or lynx - may be behind the tracks and experts say it is possible the mystery cats may be venturing into the Capital to search for food.

Nora Robertson, left, and Maureen Porteous beside the giant paw prints, possibly left by a big cat like a lynx, below
Nora Robertson, 81, who has lived in the area since childhood, discovered the prints on an early morning walk near her home in Andrew Wood Court.

"It was still dark so I had my torch with me, and the light reflected off one of these large prints," she said.

"I followed the track all the way to my neighbour's garden, which showed it had jumped up over a wall.

"I've never seen anything like this. We get a lot of foxes around here and there is a lot of woodland and unused paths."

Sightings of big cats themselves and their prints are fairly common in Scotland, particularly in Perthshire and Fife, where recent pursuits of the Perthshire Puma and the Beast of Balbirnie have taken place.

Big cat experts, who keep a register of sightings, said frequent reports of the creatures were made in the wider Lothian area.

But sceptics have often pointed out that if they did exist, much like the myth of the Loch Ness Monster or UFOs, conclusive photographic evidence would surely by now exist.

George Redpath, a member of Cupar-based Big Cats Scotland, said: "It's unlikely but not impossible.

"We have been getting more sightings in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow.

"Perhaps - as foxes have - they have come into cities more to scavenge for food, particularly after the freezing weather we've had over the last months.

"It can be difficult to tell from prints in the snow, it can sometimes distort the real size of a print. It is hard to confirm any suspicion like this until there is a conclusive photograph, but the sightings continue. Over the weekend we had one reported from the Bilston area.

"We just don't know what type of cat they could be. In Scotland we've had puma, lynx and possibly leopards."

Other residents of the street also noticed the larger-than-normal paw prints.

Maureen Porteous, 71, said she spotted a large cat in her garden during the summer, but did not think much of it until seeing the tracks.

"I just don't know, it all seems strange, and these prints are certainly much bigger than a normal cat," she said.

"Last summer I looked out to the garden and caught sight of a really big cat, but forgot about it until now.

"My own cat has also been behaving strangely over the weekend, it's never been away from the window but won't go out, which is unusual.

"It's as if something's really spooked it."

The possibility of a Newhaven big cat is not a first for the Lothians.

In October 2005 a mystery "black beast" described as "panther-like" was hunted by police in Haddington. The incident came shortly after a similar animal had been seen in the Dunbar area, and after several big cat sightings near Roslin.

In 2004 a man claimed to have seen a large black cat in the grounds of Merchiston Castle School.

The Big Cats in Britain research group has estimated around 40 big cats are on the loose in Scotland.

Their existence is often put down to the 1976 Dangerous Wild Animals Act, which ruled that such animals could not be kept without a licence. After it was passed, many owners are thought to have let their pets run wild.


Ill workers’ blood shows link to BP crude oil

tri-parishtimes - Test results from blood drawn among residents and workers along the Gulf coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama show a connection between reported illnesses and crude oil released from BP Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20, 2010.

According to Wilma Subra, environmental scientist, president of New Iberia-based Subra Co., and results evaluator for testing conducted through Metametrix Clinical Laboratory of Duluth, Ga., all persons tested showed significant amounts of oil related toxins in their systems.

Curtis Thomas, BP director of government and public affairs, said Monday he was unaware of the report or blood testing.

Blood samples were collected on Dec. 16, 2010, from people, ranging in age from 3 to 43. Those tested had complained of persistent respiratory problems, headaches, nausea and rashes that had been experienced since the deadly blast and worst oil spill in U.S. history occurred nearly nine months ago.

Testing subjects included a diver who came in contact with BP spill chemicals, individuals who visited the coastal communities and wetlands, and people exposed along beaches.

Whole blood samples were analyzed for volatile solvents using multiple testing methods. In all blood samples, the toxic levels were in excess of a 95th percentile value. “When it exceeds the 95th percentile, there is an issue,” Subra said.

The male diver in this test had the highest concentration of Ethylbenzene at 0.63 parts per billion, which was 5.7 times the 95th percentile value.

A 3-year-old boy who had developed kidney stones and other ailments was tested and carried a Ethylbenzene level that was 3.3 times the 95th percentile.

Other chemicals found, and all in excess of acceptable levels, among the test subjects included m,p-Xlene, Hexane, 2-Methypentane, 3-Methypentane and Isooctane.

“It’s alarming,” said Marylee Orr, founder of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network. “These people feel like they are the canary in the coal mine [the deaths of which were historically used as a way miners could detect deadly gasses before they were impacted]. Nothing I’ve seen shows that BP has been involved in paying for the health care [of people impacted by the spill].”

Subra said that some tested individuals had become sick by being in direct contact with the oil while others inhaled airborne elements produced by wind and waves. “These individuals had been made sick by their exposure,” she said. “This was one of the steps in seeing what kind of blood level they had. Now, they are being referred to specialists.”

Subra said that persons made ill by exposure to the oil spill could be treated by either being removed from area of exposure, with chelation therapy or herbal therapy, or with other measures depending on the nature of the illness. She was not certain what kind of long-term health issues might be expected.

“What [the test results] tells us we had these individuals who had been made sick and it verifies that they had chemicals [in their blood] associated with the BP spill,” Subra said. “Mostly it tells is that they need to get to specialists to be able to deal with their illnesses that are associated with the chemicals from the BP spill.”

Subra and Orr said that those who suspect they might have been impacted by the spill could have their blood drawn at local health clinics, with the samples being forwarded to the designated testing center. Testing results and documentation could determine the source of liability in these cases.