"At the moment you start trying to use the law against opinions then you are moving from a free society into an unfree society. Since the first Queen Elizabeth said, "I do not wish to make windows into men's souls", it's been our principal: You can be punished for what you do, you cannot be punished for what you think, and you can't be punished for what you say unless it is incitement to crime. And as long as you maintain that boundary you are a free country.
When I chatted with the "Nephilim Boys" for the New Year's Day episode of TMR, I thought that Flat Earth Theory couldn't last much longer—and I still suspect it hasn't got enough legs to run for more than a year or two (?)—but videos still seem to be coming out on YouTube at quite a rate. So, it's great to see another couple of good debunking videos from FiveRedPears—straightforward, simply presented and effective.
Our talented friend John Massaria of UniBrowStudioVision YouTube channel has done it again! This time he has turned his production skills to a video version of TMR 125, our interview with Tom Secker on the whole Edward Snowden phenomenon. So far, John has created part one, but part two is on its way. Thanks John for all the hard work you put into this! You're a star!
A highly-recommended conversation between Dan Dicks (of Press for Truth) and James Corbett (of The Corbett Report) on the infamous "28 Pages". What are they really? As the description puts it: "In this episode James and Dan discuss how the missing 28 pages of the 911 investigation is a limited hangout psyop that has been an ace up the sleeve for the perpetrators of 911 for the past 15 years."
Big Brother Watch has helpfully provided a series of PDF factsheets to summarise some of the key snooping powers which the current UK government is pushing for via its Investigatory Powers Bill (the so-called "Snoopers' Charter"). The Bill is currently making its way through Parliament and is continuing to be debated and amended. They want it to be law by the end of 2016. Here's an example of what's afoot:
Just about every major banker and finance minister in the world is meeting in Washington, DC, this week, following two rushed, secretive meetings of the Federal Reserve and another instantaneous and rare meeting between the Fed Chair and the president of the United States. These and other emergency bank meetings around the world cause one to wonder what is going down. Let’s start with a bullet list of the week’s big-bank events:
On this Easter Sunday we invite you to listen to a TMR interview from 2014 with one of the world's leading experts in Resurrection Studies. Dr. Gary Habermas, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Theology at Liberty University, joined us for an in-depth discussion on the historical case for the Resurrection of Jesus from the Dead.
How might we persuade people of the truth of Jesus' Resurrection? Must we appeal only to the divine authority of Scripture and hope that people will agree? Not according to Dr. Habermas, who explains how his "minimal facts approach" (which relies only on historical data agreed by the vast majority of professional scholars in the field) bypasses such appeals to authority, and has the power to persuade - through logic and historical reasoning alone - that Jesus did in fact rise from the Dead.
Here's some good news that will certainly be music to the ears of one of our previous guests, Ole Anthony. According to Premier, and The Guardian (which has more on the story), a website called "Christian Prayer Center" in the US has been ordered to pay back millions of dollars to its customers. Apparently, they arranged for bogus (and even non-existent!) religious ministers to "pray" for those who sent money to the website—anywhere between $9 and $35 a go.
Critics have long questioned why violent intervention was necessary in Libya. Hillary Clinton’s recently published emails confirm that it was less about protecting the people from a dictator than about money, banking, and preventing African economic sovereignty.
An excellent interview conducted by Abby Martin with the historian Dr. Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.
In this excerpt from the film Shadow War of the Sahara by Bob Coen and Eric Nadler (broadcast on the Franco-German channel ARTE), anthropologist Maximilian Forte of ZeroAnthropology.net shares his insights into why AFRICOM's chief critic, Muammar Gaddafi, was earmarked for removal.
I never thought I would have good reason to use this acronym. It's one that my daughter uses quite a lot, although I'm glad to say she uses it less frequently than last year when she was in Upper Juniors. But I simply cannot think of a better response to this article in the Daily Mail, so I'll gladly use it now—just this once—promise.
This is an interesting interview—not so much for what Roger Stone says about Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions—but for the wider window it gives us into the Bush family. After listening to this, I paused for a moment to watch again George H. W. Bush mentioning the Kennedy Assassination at President Ford's funeral. Interesting...