Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Bernie Sanders Is More Democratic Than Fake "Democrats!"

The "Democrats" are constantly complaining because Bernie Sanders isn't a formal member of their party, which they refer to as the Democratic Party even though their leaders aren't chosen directly by the people and are constantly getting caught trying to rig nominations for candidates that oppose issue overwhelmingly supported by the public!

The most obvious example is when they rigged the nomination for Hillary Clinton in 2016 even though she was incredibly unpopular. The standard way of rigging nominations is by simply giving enormous amount of media coverage to candidates they support, while refusing to cover candidates. this is of course done by the media not the Democratic establishment; however, one of the things exposed by leaked E-mails in 2016 is that what we suspected about them colluding with the media was true all along and now we know much more about the details.

Since then the entire media and Democratic establishment has been obsessively trying to tell us that instead of blaming them we should blame Russia, even though, if they did hack the E-mails it's not nearly as bad as what the Democratic establishment and media did, which the E-mails exposed.

We should be thankful for the leaking of the E-mails, only questioning why they weren't released earlier, not blaming those that released them!

And now there are numerous stories about how entire political establishment is trying to rig primary elections again against progressives that support issues that are much more popular with voters than with Wall Street campaign donors. Several of the top leadership people have also been caught red handed reassuring Wall Street executives that they don't really intend to pass some of the progressive legislation they're often promising to pass during campaigns. this practice has gone back at least to the 2008 campaign when both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were caught at this, although it's almost certainly far more common that we realize since these examples are only the times they got caught!

Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, has been consistently supporting these progressive issues that are also supported by the majority of the public against Wall Street wishes!

Polls With Citations: Americans Want Bernie’s New Deal For All 07/26/2019

There are also plenty of progressives running for office at the local level all around the country; however, the Democratic Party leadership routinely rigs media coverage and elections so they can't the name recognition they need to get elected and only provide financial support for candidates supporting the Wall Street agenda. This is why the vast majority of the Democratic Party isn't nearly as Progressive as they pretend to be and the leadership is even worse. Part of the reason for this is because leadership isn't isn't directly elected by the vast majority of the public and most people don't base their votes on who they support to lead the party, and by the time the next election comes around they often forget about debate taking place during leadership elections.

Amazingly, one leader after another keeps getting caught rigging the process like several efforts to blackball progressives for any consultants that want to do work with the DNC in the future in both the House and the Senate!

Even when politicians or campaign workers are disgraced by their past corruption like Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Hilary Clinton, who both came back as elder statemen or pundits after being disgraced and political establishment keeps trying to convince us we liked them! They do the same thing with Donna Brazile, Neera Tanden and many others, and now a lot of their dirty work is being done by leadership that isn't quite as high profile like Steny Hoyer and Cheri Bustos, but other leaders like Schumer Pelosi, Biden, Warren and many more, have been caught in their part to rig elections unfairly against progressive candidates, despite the fact that they've gone to so much trouble to make Warren look progressive herself!

Over the years there have been dozens of examples where leadership ahs been caught red handed rigging the process to favor their candidates but most of it is given minimal coverage by mainstream media and forgotten very quickly while they repeat the same positive propaganda for the candidates they support over and over again. One of the most recent examples is Cheri Bustos who recently implemented a public policy to blacklist consultants to work with anyone that challenges incombents or anyone the leadership opposes, which typically means progressives!

This was only reported in low profile articles by mainstream media which often spun it and they hardly repeated it at all after the first day or two after it became public. The Intercept reported a little bit more in the following article:

Progressive Caucus Slams DCCC Head for Assault on Primary Challengers 03/27/2019 by Ryan Grim

THE LEADERSHIP OF the Congressional Progressive Caucus has met with the top brass at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and pushed back hard against a new party policy to blacklist consultants who work with primary challengers.

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., vice chair of the caucus, was also in the meeting with Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and said that the turn the DCCC has taken in the 2020 cycle under her reign is worse on a small-d democratic level than previous cycles, when the party was not exactly kind to challengers.

“Pramila Jayapal, Mark Pocan, and I met with Cheri Bustos to make it clear that we strongly oppose her new policy that stifles competition and blackballs any consultant who works for a challenger. We made the point to Cheri that Nancy Pelosi, and Ben Ray Luján never adopted such a heavy-handed policy,” Khanna told The Intercept in a statement. “Ben Ray Luján in particular had a much kinder and more inclusive approach.”

Khanna said that it is such an egregious assault against the progressive wing of the party that even Rahm Emanuel, the hard-knuckled, hippie-punching DCCC chair from 2006, wouldn’t have countenanced it. “This unprecedented grab of power is a slap in the face of Democratic voters across the nation. It’s something even Rahm Emanuel would not have done and is totally tone-deaf to the grassroots activists across our nation. Voters are sick of the status quo holding on to power and stifling new voices. They are sick of D.C. politicians who care more about holding on to power than a true competition of ideas,” said Khanna.

The pressure on Bustos is a rare defense of freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., by her Democratic colleagues. Ocasio-Cortez is most closely associated with the effort to primary incumbent Democrats in safe seats who are not representing their communities. She previously served on the board of Justice Democrats, which is actively recruiting challengers, and remains close with the group. Ocasio-Cortez and Justice Democrats have both made clear that they are only targeting safe Democratic seats, so as not to put the Democratic majority at risk, but paranoia within the Democratic caucus has left that promise to fall on deaf ears. Complete article

Do I have to explain this violates the basic fundamentals of a Democracy where anyone can run for office and get a fair chance of winning so those in office will serve the best interests of the public or be replaced by a challenger? Do I have to explain that this is one of the obvious tactics they use to ensure that incumbents win over and over again, even when they don't serve the best interests of the majority of the pubic?

No, of course not, you figured that out on your own; however, the establishment is relying on the most fundamental principles of propaganda repeating lies over and over again base d on the understanding that many people have a short memory and take fundamentals for granted as long as they're not reminded of it, and this is very effective when it comes to complacent people not accustomed to thinking things through on their own. So, if you're one of those complacent people feel free to pretend you figured it out on your own, and act as it it's only other people that fall for that tactic.

This is part of a pattern of behavior and even those that are accustomed to checking with alternative media probably have a hard time keeping up with it all; I know I can't; and writing this will help remind me of some of it, although I'm sure there's much more that I missed, even though I was able to find quite a few examples. Steny Hoyer also was caught red-handed threatening to black ball a candidate and informed him this was routine.

And Nancy Pelosi clearly indicated that she approved of Hoyer and thought the only thing that was outrageous was that someone exposed his efforts to rig elections against progressive candidates according to the following article:

Pelosi: “I Don’t See Anything Inappropriate” In Rigging Primaries 04/26/2019 by Caitlin Johnstone

The Intercept has published a secretly taped audio recording of one of the most powerful Democrats in America pressuring a progressive candidate to drop out of a Colorado congressional primary race. It hasn’t been getting as much attention as the WikiLeaks drops on the DNC’s sabotage of the Sanders campaign because it’s not about a presidential race, but make no mistake: this is the single most damning piece of evidence ever published exposing the Democratic Party’s war on progressives.

The recording features House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, the second-highest ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, informing primary challenger Levi Tillemann that if he runs, he will be running against not just the chosen establishment candidate Jason Crow, but against Hoyer and the full might of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) as well.

“Which means effectively, Congressman Hoyer,” Tillemann is heard saying toward the end of the recording, “I’m running a campaign against Crow, and against you, and against the DCCC, because you guys are on Crow’s side.”

“Yeah,” replied Hoyer. “You know, frankly, that happens in life all the time.” ......

Nancy Pelosi, the only House Democrat who outranks Hoyer, somehow surpassed the jaw-dropping revelations in the audio recording by giving Hoyer’s actions her full-throated endorsement.

“I don’t know that a person can tape a person without the person’s consent and then release it to the press,” Pelosi told reporters today. “In terms of candidates and campaigns I don’t see anything inappropriate in what Mr. Hoyer was engaged in — a conversation about the realities of life in the race as to who can make the general election.”

That’s right, instead of blaming this evidence on Russian hackers, Democratic Party leadership has opted to try a brand new approach: they’re openly admitting to knowingly rigging their primaries against progressive candidates and saying that it’s the right thing to do. Because that’s how you win general elections. Complete article

I'm not sure that I like the idea of taping people either; however this is standard operating procedure for the NSA and CIA which Pelosi approved of as long as it wasn't used against her. Furthermore, Democracy is supposed to be done in the open so that the public can have accurate information to make their decisions. Therefore it seems like there are far more mitigating circumstances in favor of the person exposing fraud by political leadership that was only using this tactic on the assumption that they could disregard basic principles of Democracy by doing their rigging of elections in secrecy. And the list of attempts to rig elections keeps going with Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Chuck Schumer working to suppress support for Progressives as well.

Schumer and Masto made it clear that they wouldn't do business with firms that represented progressive candidates as well as exposed by the Intercept in this article:

DSCC Pressuring Consultants Not to Work With Colorado Progressive 08/29/2019

BEFORE THE Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee endorsed former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper in a 2020 Senate race, it pressured consultants from at least five firms not to work with a leading progressive in the race, the candidate told The Intercept.

Andrew Romanoff, who is one of more than a dozen candidates vying for Republican Sen. Cory Gardner’s seat, told The Intercept that multiple consultants turned down jobs with his campaign citing pressure from the DSCC.

“They’ve made it clear to a number of the firms and individuals we tried to hire that they wouldn’t get any business in Washington or with the DSCC if they worked with me,” Romanoff said. “It’s been a well-orchestrated operation to blackball ragtag grassroots teams.”

At least five firms and 25 prospective staff turned down working with his campaign, said Romanoff, who has raised more than $1 million in individual contributions so far. “I spoke to the firms, my campaign manager spoke to the staff prospects,” he said. “Pretty much everyone who checked in with the DSCC got the same warning: Helping us would cost them.”

A consultant who spoke to The Intercept on the condition of anonymity said that their firm had been far along in talks to work for Romanoff when they got word that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the DSCC weren’t happy. The firm was told by a top DSCC staffer that they “absolutely under no circumstances could work for Andrew Romanoff, so we withdrew our offer to be his consulting firm.” Complete article

Is Chuck Schumer actively trying to blackball progressive candidates? 09/03/2019

The reason this keeps happening over and over again clearly seems to be because they keep getting away with it; although there might be something more to it than that, since these progressive candidates are trying to stop the epidemic levels of environmental destruction which will eventually destroy us all even the oligarchs that are profiting from it temporarily. the clear implication is that they're ideological fanatics or something even stranger; but regardless of the reason for this insane behavior the list of efforts to rig the primaries keeps going on including the now infamous claim that "Look, we're gonna go into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate that way. That's not the way it was done," instead they used slightly more sophisticated methods to rig the primaries!

Even people keeping track of alternative media could use an occasional reminder of the news story hardly covered at all by mainstream media about the defense in a lawsuit for rigging the 2016 primaries which the courts rejected in 2017 as described in the following article:

DNC to Court: We Are a Private Corporation With No Obligation to Follow Our Rules 05/02/2017 Independent Voter Project

Update: A federal judge dismissed the DNC lawsuit on August 28. The court recognized that the DNC treated voters unfairly, but ruled that the DNC is a private corporation; therefore, voters cannot protect their rights by turning to the courts:

"To the extent Plaintiffs wish to air their general grievances with the DNC or its candidate selection process, their redress is through the ballot box, the DNC's internal workings, or their right of free speech — not through the judiciary."

Rather than reflecting on the consternation everyday voters are having over the conduct of the Democratic presidential primary, the Democratic National Committee is doubling down on the assertion that the primary election belongs to the people who control the party -- not voters.

In the transcript for last week's hearing in Wilding, et. al. v. DNC Services, d/b/a DNC and Deborah “Debbie” Wasserman Schultz, released Friday, DNC attorneys assert that the party has every right to favor one candidate or another, despite their party rules that state otherwise because, after all, they are a private corporation and they can change their rules if they want.

The argument is not without merit. In fact, it is a legally sound argument that has rarely been overcome in the court of law, where courts are extraordinarily hesitant to get involved in the “political thicket.”

The last time the court rejected the “private party rights” argument was in 1944 when, despite the Democratic Party’s objections, the court held that the party had to let African-Americans participate in “their” primary. (See, Smith v. Allwright) .......

But the Democratic Party’s argument remains the same as it did over 70 years ago.

From the transcript:

"The court would have to basically tell the party that it couldn't change [the neutrality rule], even though it's a discretionary rule that it didn't need to adopt to begin with." - DNC attorney Bruce Spiva

"The party could have favored a candidate. I'll put it that way. Maybe that's a better way of answering your Honor's original question. Even if it were true, that's the business of the party, and it's not justiciable." - DNC attorney Bruce Spiva

"[I]f you had a charity where somebody said, Hey, I'm gonna take this money and use it for a specific purpose, X, and they pocketed it and stole the money, of course that's different. But here, where you have a party that's saying, We're gonna, you know, choose our standard bearer, and we're gonna follow these general rules of the road, which we are voluntarily deciding, we could have — and we could have voluntarily decided that, Look, we're gonna go into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate that way. That's not the way it was done. But they could have. And that would have also been their right, and it would drag the Court well into party politics, internal party politics to answer those questions." - DNC attorney Bruce Spiva
Complete article

DNC: We Can Legally Choose Candidate Over Cigars In Back Room 05/01/2017

The epidemic levels of corruption is way to much to go into int this articles, which is already long enough, but I went into it much more in many previous articles under the Author tag: 2016 elections. this patterns of behavior was hinted at no later than 2008 when both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were exposed promising Wall Street executives that they didn't mean their promises to the public and Barack said that this was "not true," during the campaign, convincing many people; however after seeing how he government once in office is seems clear that it was true all along! This was mostly forgotten but it was reported in the following book except that came out years later:

McChesney and Nichols "People Get Ready" 2016

When Obama was bidding for the Democratic presidency in 2008, he defined himself as a candidate of "Hope and Change" in a number of ways. He thrilled labor audiences in primary states such as Wisconsin by denouncing policies that had saddled the United States with NAFTA, the permanent normalization of trade with China, and yawning trade deficits. Obama promised to scrap the secretive, “backroom-deal” negotiating style of “Fast Track” agreements that elbowed the Congress and the American people out of the process. He talked about renegotiating NAFTA to add safeguards for the environment and labor rights. If Canada and other trading partners rejected changes, Obama said he was open to exiting the agreements altogether. It seemed as if a new day was dawning when it came to the trade policy – or, at the very least, in the approach of a too-frequently-compromised Democratic Party.

Then came reports that Obama's senior economic adviser, Austin Goolsbee, had quietly assured Canadians that the candidates statements were not to be believed—that his populist appeals in working-class towns battered by trade-related layoffs and factory closings “should be viewed as more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans.” When the news broke, before the critical Ohio primary, Obama aides pointed political journalists towards reports that his rival for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton, had apparently had aides provide similar “not to worry” assurances to the Canadians. Reporters who had never bothered to connect the dots between trade policies, shuttered factories, and the righteous indignation of Ohio workers were lapping up the ‘he-said, she-said’ scrap. The controversy grew so intense that Obama had to address it. He told a Cleveland TV station: “I think it’s important for viewers to understand that [the claim that he was saying one thing to workers and another to Wall Street elites and foreign governments] was not true.”

Obama lost Ohio, but he won enough other states to secure the nomination. Then, within days of assembling the delegates he needed, Fortune magazine featured an interview with the candidate headlined ‘Obama: NAFTA Not So Bad after All.’ Reminded that during the primary season he had referred to NAFTA as ‘devastating’ and suggested he might use an opt-out clause in the trade agreement ... Obama replied, "Sometimes during campaigns the rhetoric gets overheated and amplified."

“Politicians are always guilty of that, and I don’t exempt myself," Obama continued. Abandoning the tough talk of just a few months earlier, Obama sounded an awful lot like the free-trader the Canadians had been assured he would be. All that primary season rhetoric about fighting to protect workers, was just, Obama said, another way of "opening up a dialogue." Fortune was satisfied. .... blow up NAFTA after all." Additional Excerpts

This is an ongoing pattern of behavior repeating itself over and over again. In 2016 the leaked E-mails showed that Hillary Clinton said "You need to have a public positions and a private position on policy," and both her and Barack Obama, along with many other politicians repeatedly show with their actions that they mean what they promise behind closed doors to the people financing their campaigns not what they promise to voters falling for their scams! Joe Biden is obviously no better as I went into in Joe Biden Really Was Taken Off The Trash Heap which shows how he's involved in as many scandals as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Before Joe Biden recommended that we check his record, presumably hoping many complacent people would assume he wouldn't invite people to do if he had something to hide and not bother, I checked it and found out that he was involved in an epidemic level of corruption for many reasons this includes the Ukrainian scandal they're now arguing about as reported in the New York Times, Joe Biden, His Son and the Case Against a Ukrainian Oligarch 12/08/2015 which said "But Edward C. Chow, who follows Ukrainian policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the involvement of the vice president’s son with Mr. Zlochevsky’s firm undermined the Obama administration’s anticorruption message in Ukraine. 'Now you look at the Hunter Biden situation, and on the one hand you can credit the father for sending the anticorruption message,' Mr. Chow said. 'But I think unfortunately it sends the message that a lot of foreign countries want to believe about America, that we are hypocritical about these issues.'"

Another article reported Did Biden Save This Ukraine Firm Responsible for $1.8B in Missing Aid? His Son is on the Board... 03/21/2018 Of course almost the entire media establishment is now claiming there's nothing to this story; and for all I know it may be exaggerated; however there are a few things we can be certain of. this company was involved in an epidemic level of fraud, his son was paid a lot of money from them, and this isn't an opportunity that the vast majority of the public ever ahs, and there are many more scandals where that one came from including the fact that the same son got special treatment to get into the military and avoid prosecution when he was caught doing cocaine, and his niece also managed to avoid harsh punishment when she was caught hitting a cop and stealing $110,810.04 in a credit card scam and received no jail time in either case.

The Biden family is simply not accountable to the same laws the rest of us are and they're clearly heavily tied to Wall Street, as my previous article indicates the only reason he's considered the front runner is because the mainstream media hardly mentions the vast majority of scandals he's been involved, and there was much more that I reported not to mention more that I missed. It's hard to imagine why they would try to rig the nomination for someone that is so incredibly bad, yet that seems to be what they're doing.

Elizabeth Warren seems like a much more credible candidates; however after taking a closer look at her back in 2011 and more since then it became increasingly obvious that although her propaganda is much more effective she's also working for the same establishment that routinely rigs elections, which is exactly how she got the nomination to the Senate in the first place. The most important method the mainstream media used to rig the nomination for her was to give her obsession coverage starting in 2009 and 2010 when she gradually got more coverage as she worked with the Obama administration then increasing dramatically in 2011, which is when I began looking closer. She had at least three primary opponents before they canceled the primary as one of the describes in the following article:

Sen. Warren: A bully in her own backyard 02/12/2017 By Marisa DeFranco

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the exact wrong poster child for voting rights.

Coretta Scott King wrote in her four-decades-old letter about Jeff Sessions, the Trump administration’s nominee for U.S. attorney general: "Anyone who has used the power of his office as United States attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts." In this regard, Elizabeth Warren is no different than Sessions.

In 2012, Warren used her power as the big-money insider candidate to steal from the voters the choice between two qualified candidates. I know because I was the other qualified candidate. State law requires a candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts to garner 10,000 certified signatures from voters of the commonwealth, within a small window, during the coldest months of the year.

My grassroots campaign secured 14,600 signatures, many more than required. And in any other state, besides Utah, to my knowledge, that would have been enough. My name would have been on the ballot and Democratic Primary voters would have had a choice. But, the Massachusetts Democratic Party does not believe in choice for voters. It only believes in control and manipulating outcomes.

After signatures, the party requires candidates to go through a Soviet-style convention, wherein party insiders gather and usurp the choice from the voters. There, they demand that a candidate get 15 percent of the delegates, even though voters already declared their desire to have that person on the ballot. It is the quintessential, "I know better than you" elitism that doomed us to a Trump victory in the U.S. presidential race.

But it wasn't always this way. Michael Dukakis created this disqualifying, rigged convention in 1982 to shut down his competition in his race for governor. The Massachusetts Democratic Party convention is for one thing only: to shut down outsiders. It is not for democracy. And, 14,600 voters said my name should be on the ballot, but a mere 3,261 party insiders said the voters should be denied a choice on the ballot. And so they were.

Those 3,261 apparatchiks obliterated the will of 14,600 voters and decided the race for approximately 2 million actual voters. What does that say about Democrats’ commitment to democracy?

Elizabeth Warren used this process to stomp on another woman, with her paid lobbyists on the convention floor. She didn't have to. She could have called for a nomination from the floor for both of us. She could have honored the voters' declared wishes in having me on the ballot and committed to a competitive primary. Instead, she chose the low road of exclusion and voter choice denial. Complete article

Marisa DeFranco also supported Single Payer during this campaign but the media hardly gave her any coverage to explain it to the public. Elizabeth Warren opposed it at the time; and didn't officially support it until she announced that she was running for president, but has hedged a few times saying that she doesn't want to end private insurance. There are also numerous opponents of Medicare for All, including lobbyists for the insurance industry, the Center for American Progress and the Third Way, some of whom previously opposed her, but now look at her as a good alternative to Bernie Sanders. Both the Third Way and Center for American Progress are heavily funded by Wall Street firms & oppose Medicare for all and many of the other progressive positions that Elizabeth warren has been speaking out in support of, although she often sends contradictory messages, which is part of a pattern of behavior for establishment politicians.

Many might think this article is from a sore loser; however she was the last of the ones to drop out and none of them could get more than a token amount of media coverage to get their views across while Elizabeth Warren was getting obsession coverage. I first started looking closer at her during this campaign when I wrote How sincere is Elizabeth Warren? At that time she was supposedly running against money corrupting politics yet she was breaking records collecting funds for the most expensive senate campaign from both sides. Her first opponent in 2011, Alan Khazei, challenged Warren to reject lobbyist, PAC money in Senate fight, yet she declined, despite her rhetoric about getting bog money out of politics.

The biggest problem isn't necessarily that they eliminated the primaries so that Marisa DeFranco, Alan Khazei, and a handful of others that they gave modest amount of coverage to at the local level couldn't get their name on the ballot; it's that the media is controlled by a fraction of one percent, and they refuse to give the vast majority of the public any coverage at all, including many well informed activists exposing corporate fraud. They give obsession coverage for their favorites, burying scandals where few can see it, and never allow honest candidates to get name recognition, so we don't even know who the best candidates are we're not hearing from!

This is another pattern of behavior for establishment politicians; both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama ran as outsiders speaking out against money in politics but once in office they showed they were establishment politicians. In both Obama's and Clinton's case there were hints that they would do this during the campaign but they were buried among an enormous amount of propaganda to make them look good or at least confuse the issue; and now the same thing is happening with Elizabeth Warren, who establishment may push as the front runner after Biden's campaign falls apart which is virtually guaranteed with his horrendous record.

It's becoming increasingly obvious that many of these so-called progressive groups like the Third Way and CAP are funded by corporations and cater to them with their positions, and they often start funding new progressive groups that previously had a good reputation before showing they now support watered down positions, like the Working Families Party seems to have done with their latest endorsement of Elizabeth Warren. the mainstream media has reported on this as a major endorsement for her boosting her popularity, however they're ignoring the controversy surrounding it which is down right bizarre, and is being reported on the internet as shown in the following couple of articles, which explain how Twitter is blocking comments for Bernie Sanders supporters. I saw this first hand and couldn't access them unless I wasn't signed into my account and it get's weirder as the following shows, along with some of the tweets reported on it listed below:

A strange Twitter glitch is censoring the left — and no one knows if it's a bug or a feature 09/19/2019

Twitter is mum about a well-documented "bug" that seems to prevent verified accounts from getting ratioed

The Working Families Party, a New York-based progressive political party, has a reputation befitting its name as a left-populist political organization. So when the organization endorsed the center-left Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren — who was once a hardcore Republican and has emphasized her capitalist credentials — over the explicitly democratic socialist candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sanders (I-Vt.) supporters were understandably disappointed. After all, the party overwhelmingly endorsed Sanders in the previous presidential election. What had changed?

It turns out that the organization isn’t telling.

That’s because the Working Families Party (WFP) voting process was not fully democratic, by a sort of hybridized process: part of the vote to endorse came from members itself. The other part came from the leadership.

The WFP is not releasing the tallies of either the leadership vote, nor the membership vote, nor is it releasing how they were weighted. (WFP members voted overwhelmingly to endorse Sanders in 2016, with 87.5% of members voting to endorse him.)

That suggests that the WFP is hiding something. Many Sanders supporters agreed, and went to vent on the only public forum that functionally exists anymore: Twitter. But on the Working Families Party’s Twitter thread announcing the vote, many found something bizarre: they couldn’t actually comment on, “like,” or see other comments on the thread.

“I can’t see the comments or reply to the Working Families Party tweet,” Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, the National Director of Move to Amend, who is personally supporting Sanders, told Salon. “I was never able to, I got the text from them and went to Twitter from there, but I couldn’t see the comments.” ......

This wasn't an isolated experience; one enterprising Twitter user even began documenting the cases of people who were unable to reply to the thread, and quickly amassed dozens of screenshots of what was termed "The Left Twitter Blackout." ......

“When I go to my non-political account, for a nonprofit I work for, I can see all of the [replies] — and the difference is that account is not in anyway identified with me, and it never participates in political discussions because [it] explicitly has nothing to do with electoral politics,” Graziano said. Complete article

The Math of the Working Families Party Endorsement 09/17/2019

I was slightly amused and slightly annoyed yesterday when I saw the Working Families Party endorse Elizabeth Warren for president and then subsequently refuse to release vote tallies and clearly lie about why they aren’t releasing them.

The WFP endorsement process works by tallying up party member votes and party leader votes. The member votes are given 50 percent of the vote weight while the leader votes are given the other 50 percent of the vote weight. To win the endorsement, you have to get the majority of the weighted vote.

The WFP revealed that Warren received 60.9 percent of the weighted vote on the first ballot. Naturally one might wonder: how much of this vote came from the members and how much of it came from leaders? Surely WFP should release the member vote tally and the leader vote tally to answer this question.

But when Dave Weigel asked them about this, National Director Maurice Mitchell told him that the WFP will not be releasing separate vote totals, explaining that “for there to be one true vote, and to maintain the nature of secret ballot, all of that went into the back end.”

The claim here, as far as I can tell, is not only that the WFP refuses to release separate vote totals but also that they cannot do so because their secret ballot process makes it impossible to distinguish between member votes and leader votes.

This of course is an obvious lie. They released the membership vote in 2015 when Sanders won 87 percent of it. They also put out a press release this time that said 80 percent of their members listed Warren and Sanders as their top choices for president. So they clearly have separate access to the member tally. It is not lost in the “back end” or obscured to maintain the “secret ballot” or any other bullshit like that. Complete article

Elizabeth Warren secured endorsement from far-left 'Working Families Party' after think tank where her daughter is chairwoman gave it $45,000 09/24/2019

For the first four or five days after their endorsement the only thing many of us could see was the following:

If we went to their web page we could see it at the top pinned for a few days and if we tried to load it the only one that would load was the same one without the comments; however, if we tried to go to the same tweet following someone that had retweeted it or replied to it even the top one wouldn't load. After seeing others say that they could access it if they weren't logged in or used accounts unrelated to politics I tried it and found the same results, although some of the stories I saw varied for one reason or another. Now a week after this was posted, and presumably most people aren't checking on that Tweet anymore, I can finally access it, at least temporarily, while signed in.

Obviously they're not explaining it since they offered their lame excuse for keeping the tally secret, but even if it was public there's no justification for having leadership decide 50% of the weighted vote, especially since Sanders won 87 percent last time and there was no need to keep it secret then. Well guess what? Elizabeth Warrens daughter, Amelia Warren Tyagi, is Chairman of Demos, a prominent progressive think tank, which apparently donated $45,000 to the Working Families Party, $15,000 to the NJ office and two more payment of the same size to Brooklyn offices. It doesn't take much to figure this out, this money clearly seems to have corrupted the process, but the bigger question might be why they didn't do a better job covering it up.

They're now being flooded with complaints about this a week after the fact, virtually guaranteeing that there reputation as a progressive organization is gone, except for the complacent people getting news from mainstream media.

Edit 09/26/2019: Working Family Chapters in Colorado have dissented, as a result of their refusal to release the voting totals. This endorsement has turned into an disaster; however the mainstream media is almost completely ignoring the scandal with only a handful of articles about it on the internet, and a few low profile statements trying to spin it, but any one that checks the facts can see it wasn't democratic at all!

She was also caught by surprised when asked indirectly if there's was any legitimate concern about Biden's son working for a foriegn company that happens to do business with the government and be involved in epidemic levels of corruption even if they claim he's not involved in it. Senator Elizabeth Warren appears uncharacteristically flustered... way too often, particularly when ethics come in to question like Demos Board Chair Amelia Warren Tyagi and the $45,000 to the WFP in 2018 09/26/2019 FLAG: Senator Elizabeth Warren appears uncharacteristically flustered when asked if her ethics plan would allow her Vice President's son to serve on the board of a foreign company: "No," she said. "I don't know. I mean I’d have to go back and look at the details."

This is class warfare; and the ruling class literally has dozens if not hundreds of "think tanks," allegedly "non-profit organizations" and other political organizations where college educated people study how to manipulate the masses and recruit candidates to compete against each other while refusing to provide any fair coverage for those that represent the Grassroots!

Bernie Sanders is one of the rare exceptions that has been developing a good reputation consistently defending the working class for decades. There are other good grassroots candidates but they only have name recognition at the local level, and in most cases, even then only by a small percentage of the public. Bernie is far better on the vast majority of issues, but some things we're still going to need to push from the grassroots, to give him the support he needs in congress to pass his agenda and to ensure that in the future we don't have to deal with a rigged system by enabling us to hear from all candidates as I went into in Modern "Poll Taxes": Voter ID & Campaign Contributions and More Censored Candidates From The Underground

Many of us predicted months ago that Biden's campaign would fall apart before the primaries began; he may still be patched together for a few comebacks, at least in the media coverage, but there's little or no doubt that he doesn't have a lot of support at the grassroots level. Elizabeth Warren has far more help from the mainstream media creating a fake progressive image but a close look at her shows she's not much more progressive than the vast majority of establishment politicians and like Obama if elected we can expect her to cave over and over again unless under and enormous amount of pressure from people protesting in the street in large numbers. My latest in a series of about a dozen or so articles about her, Is Elizabeth Warren A Wall Street Stealth Candidate? shows how she's been an establishment shill and provides plenty of outside sources, as well as links to my previous articles about her.

The real work is going to have to be done at the grassroots level, which, in the long run, will have to include creating new institutions that are accountable directly to the public. These institutions will avhe to include media outlets, organizations to interview all candidates running for office, not just those supported by Wall Street, and other educational organizations that inform all members of the public about major issues.

The following are many more articles about attempts to rig elections or making promises behind closed doors not to keep promises to the public and additional related articles:

Amelia Warren Tyagi is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Business Talent Group. .... Amelia is Chairman of Demos, a prominent progressive think tank, and serves on the board of Fuse Corps, a leading nonprofit that enables local governments to leverage independent professionals to more effectively address biggest challenges facing cities today.

Elizabeth Warren Still Isn’t Getting Specific on Medicare for All 09/17/2019

Warren emerges as potential compromise nominee 06/19/2019

Think Tank Plays Down Role of Donors 12/13/2013

Warren to headline major DNC fundraiser 09/20/2019 In addition to Warren and Pelosi, the Women’s Leadership Forum event will feature more than a dozen lawmakers, including freshman Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Abigail Spanbergerof Virginia and Lauren Underwood of Illinois and other Democrats, including Kentucky Senate candidate Amy McGrath and former Obama White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.

Vice President Joe Biden’s niece gets no-jail deal for hitting cop at her Tribeca apartment 02/05/2014

Biden’s niece shows remorse after avoiding jail in credit card scam 07/26/2018

Biden-Linked Firm Tests Messages to Undercut ‘Medicare for All’ 09/23/2019 Notably, Democratic voters in the ALG Research survey were less swayed by the fear of losing private employer-based coverage; 45% said that argument was convincing while 49% said it was not.

Schumer Picks Senate Primary Favorites, Angering Progressives 09/07/2019

How Warren surged past Sanders – and how he fought back 08/31/2019 Handy, 31, the former Ready for Warren activist, said: ..... “What this country needs now more than ever is what we had post-world war two with the building of the American middle class and FDR’s incredible social reform. That is what a Sanders administration will do, and my fear is that a Warren administration will not go far enough in addressing income inequality, in addressing criminal justice reform, in addressing our climate, in addressing all of these problems.”

Democratic campaign arm accused of trying to hinder progressive candidates in key Senate primaries 09/04/2019 “They want to blackball us,” said Andrew Romanoff, a Democrat who is hoping to take on GOP Sen. Cory Gardner in Colorado in next year’s election. “We heard the same from enough firms. It’s not an accident.” A political consultant at one of those firms confirmed the account but refused to be named for fear of retribution, saying that the firm was told by an intermediary for Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) that “under no circumstances were we to work with Andrew Romanoff.”

Is Chuck Schumer actively trying to blackball progressive candidates? 09/03/2019

'Complete Chaos': Latest DCCC Controversy Claims Top Aide of Chair Cheri Bustos as Racial Representation Controversy Continues 07/29/2019 As Common Dreams reported, the DCCC announced in March that the party would effectively blacklist anyone working as a vendor with an insurgent primary campaign aimed at a sitting Democratic incumbent by denying those vendors any other opportunities with the party.

This commitment from @AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & @justicedems, both of whom I have a ton of respect for, is a very bad one. Promising not to primary incumbents in contested seats buys into the false narrative that bold progressives can’t win in certain places & licenses bad politics in those places. 03/2/2019

Nancy Pelosi Is Not on Your Side 07/10/2019 Do as I say, not as I do, never publicly criticize the so-called “Blue Dogs” in the Democratic caucus, no matter how egregious their positions, and if you have a problem, take it up with Maureen Dowd. Increasingly that appears to be the ethos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., whose attitude toward her party’s progressives has devolved from one of weary tolerance to outright disdain, political and generational.

Nancy Pelosi Promises Democrats Will Handcuff Democratic Agenda If They Retake the House 09/04/2018

Top Hospital Lobbyist Predicts Pelosi Will Block Vote on Medicare for All 04/12/2019

Pelosi Aide Tells Insurance Executives Not to Worry About "Medicare for All" 02/05/2019

Black, Latino Dems torch DCCC for lack of diversity 07/25/2019

DNC Pledges Neutrality After Hiring Debbie Wasserman Schulz & Hillary Clinton Mega Donor as Finance Chair 05/22/2019 But Perez’s mission may be complicated by the man he’s appointed as the DNC’s new Finance Chair: Chris Korge, a Florida real estate mogul, attorney, former lobbyist and prolific moneyman who the New York Times once advised presidential candidates to make their first stop before deciding whether to run. Korge’s son Andrew seems to agree, dubbing his dad “K-Money” and “K-Stacks.”

Cheri Bustos takes on the new left 04/04/2019 At issue is a new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee policy that prohibits Democratic consultants and vendors from working for a primary challenger to a sitting incumbent if they want the lucrative business of the DCCC.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives slam Democratic Party leaders for 'blackballing' candidates who want to challenge sitting Democrats 03/31/2019 "The @DCCC's new rule to blacklist+boycott anyone who does business w/ primary challengers is extremely divisive & harmful to the party," AOC tweeted on Saturday. "My recommendation, if you're a small-dollar donor: pause your donations to DCCC & give directly to swing candidates instead."

Progressive Caucus rips Democrats' move to protect incumbents: "A slap in the face" 03/29/2019 "This unprecedented grab of power is a slap in the face of Democratic voters across the nation," Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., the first-vice chair of the CPC, said in a statement to The Intercept after a closed-door meeting with DCCC chair Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.

Targeted hiding of responses = automated echo chamber Campaigns making use of this feature may face an unpleasant surprise at the ballot box 09/21/2019

Elizabeth Warren Declares War on Lobbying, Hires Lobbyist One Day Later 09/20/2019

Scrutiny over Trump’s Ukraine scandal may also complicate Biden’s campaign 09/20/2019 Suddenly, Biden faced two dueling realities: The president he is hoping to defeat next year — and who he describes as morally unfit for office — is under scrutiny for behavior some view as treasonous. But the story is inextricably linked to Biden’s son, pushing one of the topics that Biden is least comfortable discussing into the spotlight.

“Stunning and Revealing” – DCCC Demands Loyalty Oath From Political Consultants 04/15/2019

Harry Reid Is Quietly Laying The Groundwork For Elizabeth Warren To Be Vice President 06/06/2016

The following are some of the Tweets corresponding to the Working Families Party endorsement of of Elizabeth Warren without releasing the break down of votes from grassroots verses leadership, and blocking Sanders supporters from reading replies while logged in:

Full on censorship of dissenting opinions now, huh, @Twitter ? Anyone w/ Bernie, the comments won't load. Who paid for that, I wonder? 😒 Let's see how long this lasts. #Bernie2020 #TheOriginalProgressive #NotMeUs #NoMiddleGround #FeelTheBern🔥 09/1/2019 Hey. you're right; "Twitter is overcapacity" but only for this Tweet! 🤔🤫😒🙄

Thank you @ewarren! We're ready to hit the ground running together and build a multiracial movement of working people across our differences to fight for a country that works for the many, not the few. Join our team: #organize 09/20/2019 WFP not blocked

The Working Families Party Has Written Itself Out of History 09/17/2019

Twitter has not allowed me to read comments for the past 24 hours. WTF?! 09/17/2019

Unsubscribe GIF 09/1/2019

So much for the working families?? Bernie2020! 09/17/2019

@WorkingFamilies @TwitterSupport @Twitter is there a reason 1000's of people affiliated with Bernie cannot view these comments?🤔 09/17/2019

there are so many places to find how Warren has worked AGAINST workers in favor of corps who employ them + her Wall St ties> she is NeoLiberal pro-Corp$ garbed n faux Progressive garb~ 09/17/2019

People funded group, working to support people funded candidates, selects candidate that used PAC/Lobbyists money to launch AND promises to take all PAC/Lobbyists/Dark money possible if moves up to the general Elizabeth WARren's not progressive @theconvocouch 09/17/2019

I used to encourage family/friends in states where y’all are based to check out/register w u folks on the assumption you *actually* were a party for working families. Thx for taking off your own mask & revealing u were a Scooby-Doo doo villain all along. 👍🏼 09/17/2019

It's nice to be a low key enough saboteur to still be able to post my Bernie propaganda on this post. Warren is a capitalist shill, capitalizing on Bernie's plans by watering them down in the DNC tactic of trying to move right and bring in the 200 never Trump republicans 09/17/2019

Remember how people got super pissed about the whole superdelegate thing overriding popular vote totals, cause it looks a lot like that's what happened here. Release the crosstabs or people are going to assume (probably correctly) that the fix is in. 09/17/2019

I think you did @SenSanders a favor, seeing as how your endorsement of @JoeCrowleyNY worked out for #AOC 09/17/2019

WTF is wrong with you? Oh, nothing apparently. Just another astro-turf org showing its true colors. There is NO candidate who's been more of champion to working families than #BernieSanders. 09/17/2019

Just another comment to say that these replies are still blocked from me (and many other people). This is an issue that Twitter needs to get resolved ASAP. There are multiple important threads that people have been blocked from seriously participating in and viewing. Fix it! 09/19/2019

So @ewarren @WorkingFamilies with @TheDemocrats, so you managed to get @jack @TwitterSupport @TwitterAPI @TwitterDev to activate the "Hide Comments" Feature via Error HTTP 503 or HTTP 406 Error via this, you just imposed CENSORSHIP! I AIN'T HAVING IT! 09/19/2019

Twitter launches the 'Hide Replies' feature, in hopes of civilizing conversations 07/11/2019

MT. @WorkingFamilies won't release their @ewarren endorsement voting tallies of their membership (which they did in 2016 when 87% went @BernieSanders) bc it's likely their membership AGAIN chose Sanders- & leadership overruled members. By @MattBruenig … 09/17/2019

“Pop a Squat Lizzie-Tish. We Need to Talk.” by Kathy Copeland Padden 09/17/2019

Congrats @ewarren. I hope you eventually come around to fully support #MedicareForAll, ending the war economy, and breaking up Wall Street just like you came around to becoming a Democrat. We just dont have time to capitulate to capitalism. 09/17/2019

Bernie supporters still can't view these replies unless we load into an alt-account or view in an incognito window. This is as BS as the weighted and manipulated vote tallies from the Working Families Party. 09/17/2019

Its true WFP just like DNC and DCC are corrupt paid shills. No doubt in my mind this is why Warren was courting the establishment...for endorsements 09/16/2019

WFP should have endorsed Bernie Sanders. Bernie has a much more working-class and racially diverse base, and he's focused explicitly on building working-class movements on the ground. He's the most pro-labor presidential candidate in living memory. This is a real shame. 09/16/2019

Bernie’s the champion of the working families of this country. We won’t let you sabotage our best opportunity to bring real change Time for action. Attend or host a Bernie 2020 Plan to Win Party this week: We’ll fight! We’ll win. #Bernie2020 🔥 09/16/2019 Federal election filings reveal that Sen. Elizabeth Warren's campaign, which vowed to "stand with the Palms workers" as early as March, has repeatedly crossed the picket line at the Palms Casino Resort, which is in the crosshairs of the union's boycott...

I'd like to know how many votes were cast. That outcome just doesn't square with the reality on the ground regarding fundraising totals & rally sizes. 09/16/2019

So, I called it. @workingfamilies @NelStamp tried to call the process fair, but the writing was on the wall. Endorsing Warren over SANDERS, the guy who has been doing what you claim to care about for decades, puts you in the realm of unserious. So gross. 09/16/2019

As long as Bernie supporters are blocked from viewing these replies, we're going to keep sending replies. If you see this RT and agree, send a few replies to the WFP in their thread, even if you can't see them after you send them. Send a message that this censorship is not okay. 09/18/2019

The cat is out of the bag. The corporate wing of the Democratic Party is publicly "anybody but Bernie." They know our progressive agenda of Medicare for All, breaking up big banks, taking on drug companies and raising wages is the real threat to the billionaire class. 09/19/2019 Blocked responses

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Is Falun Gong Partly Right About Aliens?

Whether you take far-fetched conspiracy theories about aliens visiting our planet or not there's plenty of evidence to show there's a massive underground market for organ harvesting and that wealthy people are benefiting from it while those without political power are often being used for research or donations without consent, some even being killed for it. This has been reported by the traditional media and investigated by governments who've accepted it as fact, although they do little or nothing to stop it, and keep media reports to a minimum where most people don't hear about it; nor is it discussed on the campaign trail by any politicians in a high profile manner.

However, some of the organizations that cover this the most extensively have some credibility problems, which enables the establishment to raise doubts about their claims, even though large portions of this have been reported by more credible sources, which both CNN and NBC & other traditional media outlets have accepted as peer reviewed. In many cases the evidence of their obvious bias is public but, also not reported in a high profile manner.

About a month ago Rachel Maddow reported on the Epoch times and Falun Gong and how they were a major ad buyer on social media supporting Donald Trump with propaganda because they thought that Donald Trump would stand up to China on their behalf. This report presented them as a fanatical and irrational cult believing in conspiracy theories including the claim that aliens have been invading our planet and controlling the development of modern technology.

However, there was an obvious bias, which they should have know about, since this report didn't even mention the fact that persecution of the Falun Gong has been documented going back at least two decades including using them for harvesting of organs for transplant to wealthy people; which NBC, among other sources reported on in the following article just two months before Rachel Maddow's report, which she didn't mention at all:

NBC News: China forcefully harvests organs from detainees, tribunal concludes 06/18/2019

China's organ transplant trade is worth $1 billion a year, according to a tribunal. This story contains details some may find distressing.

LONDON — The organs of members of marginalized groups detained in Chinese prison camps are being forcefully harvested — sometimes when patients are still alive, an international tribunal sitting in London has concluded.

Some of the more than 1.5 million detainees in Chinese prison camps are being killed for their organs to serve a booming transplant trade that is worth some $1 billion a year, concluded the China Tribunal, an independent body tasked with investigating organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in the authoritarian state.

“Forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale,” the tribunal concluded in its final judgment Monday. The practice is “of unmatched wickedness — on a death for death basis — with the killings by mass crimes committed in the last century,” it added.

In 2014, state media reported that China would phase out the practice of taking organs from executed prisoners and said it would rely instead on a national organ donation system.

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday was not immediately available to comment on the tribunal's findings.

In a statement released alongside the final judgment, the tribunal said many of those affected were practitioners of Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that China banned in the 1990s and has called an “evil cult.” The tribunal added that it was possible that Uighur Muslims — an ethnic minority who are currently being detained in vast numbers in western China — were also being targeted.

The tribunal is chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice, who worked as a prosecutor at the international tribunal for crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia.

“Falun Gong practitioners have been one — and probably the main — source of organ supply,” the judgment read, while “the concerted persecution and medical testing of the Uyghurs is more recent,” using a different spelling of the minority group's name. It warned, however, that the scale of medical testing of the Uighur Muslims meant they could end up being used as an "organ bank."

The tribunal that delivered its judgment in London was initiated by the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China — a not-for-profit coalition including lawyers, academics, human rights advocates and medical professionals.

Allegations of forced organ harvesting first came to light in 2001, after a boom in transplant activity was registered in China, with wait times becoming unusually short, the statement said. Chinese websites advertised hearts, lungs and kidneys for sale and available to book in advance, suggesting that the victims were killed on demand, it added. Complete article

As far as I can tell reports of this are almost completely absent from Cable News, and the nightly network news; however, they've been reported on print news and on the internet in locations that probably don't reach nearly as many people. This seems like something out of science fiction, yet it's real the academic world is far more aware of it than the vast majority of the public. These internet articles include ones from CNN, NBC, and other traditional media outlets; however, if they did report them on TV as well it must have been very brief, certainly not as high profile as Rachel Maddow's report portraying Epoch Times as a propaganda front for Donald Trump.

There's little or not effort to educate the vast majority of the public on the fundamentals of this research and how difficult it is to transplant organs, especially major ones, like hearts or lungs. They have to be transplanted quickly after the death of the donor, or they'll deteriorate and become useless, most major organs need to be transplanted within twelve to thirty-six hours after retrieval, hearts or lungs need to be transplanted within four to six hours. And the circumstances of the death of the donor may have a major impact, presumably if they die in a major accident or drug overdose it may make it difficult if not impossible to safely transplant organs, and if they're not near hospital facilities to retrieve them this may be impossible.

The possibility "that the victims were killed on demand" would presumably greatly increase the potential for success of many of these surgeries, especially for major donations like hearts or lungs. And the success of these surgeries has been improving at a rapid rate since they first began in 1954 for a kidney, with the first heart transplant in 1968.

Initially they expected a large rejection rate, which improved in the eighties with the development of "Cyclosporine, the first drug successfully used to prevent organ rejection" the survival rate increased significantly; however at that time they still didn't expect heart transplant patients to live more than five years, which presumably means this was still rare and often not worth the risk. In 1990 40 year old Randy Creech was told that even if his heart transplant was successful he could only expect to live five years, yet he miraculously lived to this year, at least. How Long Do Transplanted Organs Last? 05/30/2019

This is a reenactment at a protest; 2016 report & 2019 follow-up both claim that this practice continues.

1992 was approximately the time Falun Gong began expanding rapidly led by Li Hongzhi who claimed that aliens from other planets or dimensions were corrupting mankind in a 1999 interview with Time Magazine. He clearly seemed to have credibility problems; however he wasn't the only one making this claim. In 1997 Philip Corso also made similar claims in a best selling book "The Day After Roswell." This book was ridiculed by many, however others strongly supported it; and even though he also has some credibility problems there may be some additional evidence to show there's some truth to it; although we still need rational peer review, preferably with disclosure form more people involved to confirm this, or explain why they would create such an elaborate hoax, as skeptics claim.

Skeptics routinely claim that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence; however, there is conclusive evidence of a major unsolved mystery and if we look closer with rational peer review this might add up to the extraordinary evidence they demand. The most compelling evidence that is virtually impossible to refute, which I have reported in past articles on the subject, is ancient civilizations that have moved megaliths over 700 tons despite fact that experiments only succeeded in moving them with ancient technology with megaliths up to 10 tons, they also lifted them on to sledges using modern technology, which is cheating, then attempted to tow them with man power up to 40 tons but only had limited success at that.

The fact that these megaliths were moved despite experiments showing that they should be impossible may not be enough to prove the Ancient Aliens Theory, especially as it's presented by the History Channel, which makes so many obvious blunders that I doubt they're trying to do a good job; however it is enough to open the door to at least consider different theories. And, even though the History Channel makes an enormous amount of obvious blunders, they also get many things right; furthermore, if there was nothing to it as skeptics routinely claim, why is the media giving them so much air time? this has been going on for ten years and before that they've had other series, including the UFO Files, which probably their most credible ones, UFO Hunters, UFOs Then and Now and many more including a lot from other channels. Some of the most credible documentaries included three two hour specials about Roswell, Kecksburg and Rendalshum Forest on the Sci-Fi Channel, which many might assume is fiction, although it was more credible than most other shows on the subject.

If you consider Philip Corso's claims along with hundreds if not thousands of other witnesses and other forms of evidence then it should be clear that either there's something to it which the government is covering up or there's another conspiracy to create fake claims that are extremely sophisticated and has been going on for over seventy years, which may be even harder to believe than that there might be visitations from aliens. One of the most compelling and credible claims to show that aliens couldn't have come to our planet is the great difficulty traveling long distances; however with rapid development of technology we're overcoming those obstacles at a surprising rate, meaning that argument isn't nearly as compelling as it used to be; if anything it can now be turned around to argue that the rapid development of this technology might show that Corso was right.

I went into this more in UFO Hypothesis with rational use of Occam's Razor where I speculated about the possibility that they used artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, advanced propulsion and much more advanced technology to overcome these obstacles although I wouldn't go so far as to say that rapid travel between stars like Sci-Fi movies with jump gates, wormholes, warp-drive or other forms of teliprioting or going way beyond the speed of light is possible which means that commuting like they do in Sci-Fi movies is probably still impossible. In Is Stanton Friedman working for the CIA to refute reverse engineering claims? I also explained my "Recruit a Group of Crackpots" Theory which involves releasing reliable information from unreliable sources mixed up with false information as part of a controlled disclosure that leaks the truth in a manner that few would believe.

An earlier article, Researching Poor, Slaves, Prisoners, To Benefit Ruling Class With Alien Technology? also cites the organ harvesting in china from Falun Gong as part of a theory about them using alien technology and a more recent one, Were Religions, Including Christian Science, Part of Ancient Aliens Medical Research Project? speculates about possibility that if aliens have been visiting us for thousands of years they might have influenced religions as part of a control process that might be related to their experiments. This article doesn't cite Mary Baker Eddy as the most credible source of an alleged prophet, since there's little surrounding her that couldn't be explained otherwise except for the fact that she was able to create a large religion in a very short time at a time when many people were willing and able to debunk it; however it does cite numerous other alleged prophets that might have more compelling evidence like Padre Pio, Helena Blavatsky, Joseph Smith Jr. and Andrew Jackson Davis, who predicted a lot of modern technology before it was developed before being forgotten by almost everyone.

Whether or not you take this theory seriously there are some doubts about many others possibly including Sofia Sanchez who I went reviewed in Spectacular Heart Transplant for Sofia But at What Cost She's an twelve year old girl that went had a transplant last year when she was eleven and it was successful. the media gave her an enormous amount of coverage for a while, showing up on the Today show at least a couple times, and several other shows as well as many newspaper and internet articles around the country. No doubt many people fell in love with her and she certainly wasn't involved in any illegal activities, and if they did happen is unlikely to even know about it, so there's no justification to blame her.

However there's also no explanation about the details behind her transplant or where it came from, which is often kept to a minimum in articles about the subject. In Drake fan Sofia Sanchez on heart transplant: 'I haven't felt this free in awhile' 09/20/2018 they report how after a video of her singing to Drake in the hospital went viral she received a surprise visit from him, and "Six days later, Sofia learned she had a heart donor. She eventually underwent a nine-hour surgery," without any more detail about the source of the donor, or even details about how long it was after that she got her surgery, however the use of the term "eventually" implies it wasn't immediate, which if they had to transplant the heart within four to six hours of the death, or perhaps up to about eight hours, would have been almost immediately.

The article about Randy Creech only provides slightly more detail about the donor and the circumstances when he says, “I was sitting at home and I got a call from St. Luke’s Hospital, they said, ‘A 19-year-old man has died in Amarillo, Texas, and we have a heart for you.’ All of the waiting had come to an end. The first thing that came to my mind was that I was about to head down a path that I couldn’t reverse.” He appeared to be in the Houston area which was a long way from Amarillo, but not so far that it wouldn't be possible to transport the body or organs in time to have an immediate surgery. Perhaps, unlike Sofia's case there at least a little information to indicate that this was a traditional organ donation from legitimate circumstances. there are still a couple possible explanations for the media report like the claim use of the word "eventually" was bad reporting, which is quite common; we certainly know they're not even trying to educate the public about he risks of organ transplants, and while providing plenty of coverage for Sofia they provide almost no coverage of organ harvesting on television.

Another possible explanation is that they might of been informed of a terminally ill person who they expected to die within a few weeks or days who was an organ donor and the illness didn't impact the health of the heart. But even if her transplant was legitimate, it's virtually guaranteed that many others are not especially in China which is not where either Randy Creech or Sofia Sanchez got their transplants. According to the following article citing the China Organ Harvest Research Center as their source, the short and reliable wait time in china is considered evidence of illegal donors, since it would be impossible otherwise:

Allegations of organ harvesting in China persist 06/02/2019

Recent investigations by South Korean journalists in 2017, by BBC and others in 2018 reveal that the waiting time for organs in China remains in the range of days to weeks. Such an organ on-demand system is only possible with a large living organ pool. This means that the state-sanctioned organs crime is still running, and without Office 610 [the government agency for dealing with Falun Gong] and its successors, this is not possible...

The Chinese government claimed that before 2010, organs for transplantation came mainly from executed prisoners sentenced to death. Yet the number of death-row executions, even the highest estimated number, is too low to explain the number of the performed transplants. The number of transplantations has even continued to grow after 2007, when official executions declined. Therefore, the majority of organs don’t come from prisoners sentenced to death, but from extrajudicial killings of prisoners of conscience without legally sentenced to death...

The organ crime in China is different from that in any other countries. The short waiting time for organs doesn’t occur just in one or two hospitals here and there, but in almost all hospitals of the country: it is not at single time points, but consistent and constant from the 2000s to today. There must be a system behind it. “Private” criminal groups cannot supply such a high number of organs realizing an organ on-demand system. It is only possible with the support of the state.

The total number of foreign patients receiving organ transplants in China (the so-called transplant tourism) in 2006 was reported to be more than 11,000. Therefore, the real volume of transplants (those for foreign and inland patients combined) is very likely in the range of tens of thousands each year, with the majority of organs coming from Falun Gong practitioners. Complete article

A claim at one of the Falun Gong protests claims there may be up to one and a half million people killed in china for their organs, this is virtually guaranteed to be an exaggeration at minimum, since it would probably be above the estimates from this source. The official count of transplants in China according to Wikipedia is a peak of over 13,000 in 2004, although this is disputed by COHRC, which is significantly lower than the total number of transplants in the United States which is over 23,000 according to the American Transplant Foundation. the total number of transplants is guesswork without more thorough research which is difficult if not impossible without help from institutions and governments involved in it, including China, of course, and possibly other governments that are covering it up, perhaps while even claiming to be investigating it. So it's understandable that in the absence of cooperation and plenty of strong evidence that they might exaggerate it and since they use the phrase "up to" this isn't a hard claim.

There's also significant reason to believe there's plenty of what they call "Transplant Tourism," which involves traveling to other countries to get transplants since regulations in many countries are strong enough to prevent illegal organ harvesting. According to, China’s forced organ harvesting at a massive scale makes it the go-to country for transplant tourists 04/24/2019 "The growing industry makes China the 'go-to country for transplant tourists from around the world,' Epoch Times reported. With scheduled transplant surgeries and wait-times ranging from days to just a couple months, patients from United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan all travel to China for organ transplants. According to the documentary, 'Killing to Live: The Dark Side of Transplant Tourism in China,' released in 2017 and aired on Korea’s Chosen T.V., many hospitals advertise 'guaranteed organs' from 'healthy, young donors.'"

Epoch Times may have some credibility problems; however, other sources confirm some of this as well. The Washington Post wrote The Nightmare of Human Organ Harvesting in China 02/05/2019 which says "Transplants far outnumber official donors. Prisoners of conscience evidently account for the difference. China stands accused of a gruesome trade in human organs. It’s difficult to prove, because the victims’ bodies are disposed of and the only witnesses are the doctors, police and prison guards involved. Even so, the evidence supports a damning verdict. The charge is that many prisoners of conscience—Falun Gong members, Uighur Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists and 'underground' Christians—have been subjected to medical testing and had their organs forcibly removed. Those organs have fed an enormous trade in organ transplants." ....

"Experts around the world have testified to China’s crimes. Israel, Taiwan and Spain have banned 'organ tourism' to China. United Nations rapporteurs have called China to account for the sources of their organs but received no response." Most of Europe, the United States and the majority of the developed world where wealthy people that can afford to take advantage of this are not among those banning organ tourism, and there's very little accountability even if they do. You might think this is virtually impossible to do without some degree of complicity from the medical community; but the following study shows that some people are aware of it in the academic world although this is practically never mentions in the traditional press:

Cross-Border Quest: The Reality and Legality of Transplant Tourism 2012

3.1. Scale and Nature

First of all, no indications were found in this study of patients trafficking people abroad for the purpose of their organs.

All transplant physicians and three transplant coordinators were confronted with patients who had expressed a desire to obtain organs for transplantation abroad. They also knew or had heard of patients who had succeeded in travelling abroad for kidney transplantation. The policy experts did not have any information or knowledge about patients going abroad. Most respondents in the study presumed that patients had bought their transplant kidneys, but they did not have any evidence to validate the presumption that the organs were purchased. Cases of patients who go abroad for kidney transplants are not reported or registered anywhere. The respondents referred to the number of patients going abroad for kidney transplants as “incidental.” The number of reported cases per centre ranges from two patients a year to less than five over three decades. Nationally, the estimated total number is four per year. Many respondents indicated that the number is small, because the majority of patients find it too risky to undertake the endeavour to a country where they are unfamiliar with the health system.

Most cases became known to doctors and coordinators after the transplant abroad had taken place and the patient returned to the transplant centre with complications. On some occasions, cases became apparent in the pretransplant stage because patients told their physicians that they had found information on the internet and were exploring the possibility of undergoing a transplant abroad.

3.2. Destinations

Physicians and coordinators experienced patients who had travelled to China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, United States, Colombia, and Afghanistan. Most patients who underwent a kidney transplant abroad had an affinity with the country or region they went to, either because this was the country of origin or because they had worked or lived in that country. Some patients were refugees but physicians also referred to patients from “the upper class” that travelled abroad for transplants. Almost all cases involved patients travelling abroad independently of one another. One transplant center knew a group of about five patients who travelled to India shortly after one another. These patients received dialysis treatments in the same local hospital. It was alleged by the physician that they helped each other find transplant opportunities or at least had given each other ideas about going abroad. .....

All physicians and transplant coordinators expressed ethical, medical, and legal concerns about patients travelling abroad for transplants. Ethical concerns involved the likelihood that the organs were procured from impoverished, exploited donors. Nephrologists highlighted that although they were uncertain, they assumed that patients had bought organs presumably through unregulated, black market transactions.

Medical complications are a second reason why the respondents condemn and advice against transplant tourism, namely, the medical risks of getting a transplant in countries where black market transactions occur and safety and protection measures are likely to be poor. Experiences with the well-being of patients returning from a transplant abroad vary. While some nephrologists have the impression that medical complications frequently occur, others stressed that transplants performed abroad are “state-of-the-art.”

Legal considerations also affect the way physicians deal with potential cases of transplant tourism. Almost all physicians and coordinators pointed out that they condemn transplant tourism because the law prohibits the purchase of organs. They do not support their patients with their search for transplant opportunities abroad. However, physicians emphasized that they will provide medical records if a departing patient requests it, because patients have a legal right to receive them. All physicians further stated that they will always provide medical care for their patients if they return with complications.

Most nephrologists indicated that they face a dilemma, affected by the duty of medical care on the one hand and the prohibition of organ trade on the other. In one instance, legal reasons were a reason for the nephrologist to help his patient of Iranian nationality to undergo a transplant in his home country, “because it is legal for Iranian nationals to undergo paid transplants there.”

Some physicians referred to their professional secrecy oath. They said that they do not register cases of alleged transplant tourism because they are legally withheld from bringing out information about patients. “It’s not my responsibility anyway,” one nephrologist said, when asked if he had asked his patients’ about their experiences abroad. Most doctors indicated that patients do not tell them about their plans and leave without informing their physicians. Moreover, they even preferred not to know about their patients" experiences. There seems to be an agreed upon “do not ask, do not tell” policy. Many nephrologists emphasized the existence of a language barrier and the lack of communication with their patients. One nephrologist pinpointed the lack of communication as a convenient excuse. ..... If legal consequences for patients who buy organs abroad hardly arise, does this mean that physicians are equally exempted from legal responsibility? Our field study found that in some instances physicians helped their patients undergo an allegedly purchased organ for transplant abroad. Can physicians (in the resident state) be considered potential complicit actors and be held accountable if they provide support to patients for organ transplants abroad that are (or may be) illegally obtained? Alternatively, can physicians be held accountable if they refuse to provide medical care to their patients? ......

This study found that, like other countries [11–15], there are indications of patients travelling abroad for transplants. We believe that the estimated total number of four per year is only the tip of the iceberg. A “dark number” of transplant tourism cases likely exist as many cases may not be known to physicians and because only a small number of physicians were interviewed.

However, it is almost impossible to prove whether instances of patients travelling abroad for organ transplants constitute “real” cases of transplant tourism. Even in cases where patients were (allegedly) found to have purchased organs abroad, prosecution did not occur [16, 17]. Furthermore, the invisibility and lack of accusations by potential victims renders the initiative of investigations by law enforcers unlikely. The cross-border and complex nature of this act possibly makes it one of the most difficult crimes to prove and prosecute. ...... Complete article

I'm not sure this would be enough to explain the full marketing strategy behind selling of illegal organs for organ tourism which in some cases may involve transplant on demand because of stealing them or even killing innocent people. the Washington Post reported on an example in Pakistan where they saved 24 people being held against their will & coerced into "selling" their kidney's in the following article:

Organ traffickers lock up people to harvest their kidneys. Here are the politics behind the organ trade. 12/07/2016

Pakistani police recently raided an apartment near the capital Islamabad and released 24 people who were locked inside. Brought and held there through deception and threats, the terrified men and women were waiting to be taken to a clinic to have a kidney removed — unwilling participants in a global phenomenon known as organ trafficking. Here are some key facts and insights about this illicit activity and the efforts against it.

What is organ trafficking?

Organ trafficking — the sale and purchase of human organs for transplantation — is a widespread crime. Estimates put the worldwide number of commercial transplantations — transplantations that involve payment for the organ — at about 10,000 annually, roughly 10 percent of all transplantations. In most cases, the organ is a kidney, sold by a living person — illegally. Many countries have laws that prohibit the selling and buying of organs and ban physicians from transplanting organs obtained through payment. This practice is also banned by the World Health Organization, which requires organ donation to be altruistic.

What fuels the organ trade?

The shortage of organs for transplantation is a persistent worldwide problem: Demand for organs significantly outstrips supply. Consider the following statistics. As of early 2016, 100,791 people were waiting for lifesaving kidney transplants in the United States. Yet in 2014, only 17,107 kidney transplants took place there. That year, 4,761 Americans died while waiting for a kidney transplant.

Unable to obtain an organ at home, patients from rich countries might choose to travel to developing countries, where they can buy the organ and have it transplanted. In the developing countries, organ brokers lure poor, uneducated individuals into selling their kidney through the promise of financial gain and a better future. Economic need drives most organ sellers, but in some cases — as in the Pakistani case above — actual coercion is used. Such cross-border form of organ trafficking is known as “transplant tourism.”

Which countries are involved?

The organ trade typically takes place in developing countries whose hospitals are advanced enough to offer transplant services. It originated in India in the 1980s; in the following years, Pakistan, the Philippines, Egypt and China (where the organs were alleged to have come from executed prisoners) became hubs of commercial transplants. Such illegal transplants are also known to have been done in Turkey, Kosovo, South Africa and other sites. The patients typically come from the rich countries of East Asia (e.g., Japan and Taiwan), the rich countries of the Middle East (e.g., Saudi Arabia and Israel), as well as the United States and Western Europe. Complete article

There are other rare examples where it has been exposed in other countries, including Egypt, which has had a lot of it taking place within their borders, as well, but this often happens with the cooperation of the government. There appears to be good reason to believe that China and perhaps other countries, are complicit with illegal organ harvesting, and even advertise for it on the internet. But how can they attract their customers without also attracting authorities with these ads unless they're complicit?

If you think this through most of the people needing organs, even wealthy people aren't likely to be inclined to go on the black market and might be highly skeptical of an ad on the internet. I have no additional information than what is available on these studies, and the most credible ones don't have all the answers, nor would I expect them to since as the study above indicates there are privacy concerns, and people in the medical industry aren't investigators, especially when it comes to traveling abroad to get transplants.

However, I did read up on many marketing tactics learned by retail industry, including how they target kids through peer pressure and recruit popular kids to try to market products to the rest of the kids, one example of this is what they call the "Girl’s Intelligence Agency," which was reported by Juliet Schor author of Born To Buy and Susan Linn author of Consuming Kids They also reported on how the marketing industry used tactics that were first developed by the tobacco industry when they stopped advertising on TV in the sixties, which included peer pressure. After I read about this I realized that about forty years ago I almost certainly encountered one of these marketing tactics when I was a teen.

One girl used to pull out the tab of their Marlboro cigarettes to look at the number in it then yell "not a V-8" and giggle, which seemed kind of odd. I asked another girl why she was doing this and she explained that they had been informed by a kid from out of town who was no longer around about an ad in an obscure location that hardly anyone read that said that if they checked this tab and it was a V-8 then they could mail it in for a free pack of cigarettes. Which seemed very odd, at the time. After thinking about it decades later when I read about their marketing tactics targeting kids and using peer pressure I suspect that they sent kids to tell each other about it while the vast majority of adults wouldn't know about it.

This is just speculation, and I have no way of knowing if they used a similar tactic to recruit organ donors for profitable transplantation for organ tourism, which seems highly unlikely considering the risks, unless there was more to the it than profits and better organization. But if there were additional motives, perhaps including research to help develop it faster as a result of help with alien technology, while there were no regulations in many countries to prevent highly unethical transplants, was the case then they could have used marketing techniques like this, only using adult peers. This would be more effective if they had access to hospital records about who might need organ donations. If that was the case they could arrange someone to strike up a conversation with them and refer them to ads marketing shorter waiting lists in other countries referring them to organizations on the internet.

This is still far-fetched, but if they understood that they could only get away with some of these experiments when there were many countries that weren't implementing protocols to prevent it and if they anticipated a time where we would have to reform and stop these countries from allowing it if our societies wouldn't self destruct from war and environmental destruction among other class conflicts that endanger a free society and enable most effective research practices for most non-controversial advancements benefiting society. If they eventually planned to disclose the sharing of alien technology they might want to do unethical research before imposing ethical laws to prevent it which would come with disclosure.

There would have to be many more details filled in if this were to prove to be close to the truth, but we would need additional information to narrow things down or perhaps much more comprehensive disclosure and fact checking.

However even though a significant amount of the evidence to show that organ harvesting is happening with or without the alien technology hypothesis, this doesn't mean that all of the claims by Falun Gong and their leader, Li Hongzhi, are credible, even if they're partly true. He did an interview with Time Magazine in 1999 when he explained his beliefs about aliens, and even though some of it is compatible with my theory, there are problems with other aspects of it, which fits in with the "Recruit a Group of Crackpots" theory. I'll admit that this theory makes it difficult to either confirm or refute any claims since many problems can easily be dismissed as misinformation; which means that it requires a certain amount of good faith on the part of both believers or skeptics when trying to figure it out. this is what makes this technique assuming MJ-12 or the CIA is using it so effective, skeptics can simply make fun of people when they disagree with them; however they can't explain many unsolved mysteries.

The following is an excerpt from that interview covering the main portion of his discussion of aliens:

Interview with Li Hongzhi 05/10/1999 By William Dowell

TIME: Why does chaos reign now?

Li: Of course there is not just one reason. The biggest cause of society's change today is that people no longer believe in orthodox religion. They go to church, but they no longer believe in God. They feel free to do anything. The second reason is that since the beginning of this century, aliens have begun to invade the human mind and its ideology and culture.

TIME: Where do they come from?

Li: The aliens come from other planets. The names that I use for these planets are different. Some are from dimensions that human beings have not yet discovered. The key is how they have corrupted mankind. Everyone knows that from the beginning until now, there has never been a development of culture like today. Although it has been several thousand years, it has never been like now.

The aliens have introduced modern machinery like computers and airplanes. They started by teaching mankind about modern science, so people believe more and more science, and spiritually, they are controlled. Everyone thinks that scientists invent on their own when in fact their inspiration is manipulated by the aliens. In terms of culture and spirit, they already control man. Mankind cannot live without science.

The ultimate purpose is to replace humans. If cloning human beings succeeds, the aliens can officially replace humans. Why does a corpse lie dead, even though it is the same as a living body? The difference is the soul, which is the life of the body. If people reproduce a human person, the gods in heaven will not give its body a human soul. The aliens will take that opportunity to replace the human soul and by doing so they will enter earth and become earthlings.

When such people grow up, they will help replace humans with aliens. They will produce more and more clones. There will no longer be humans reproduced by humans. They will act like humans, but they will introduce legislation to stop human reproduction.

TIME: Are you a human being?

Li: You can think of me as a human being.

TIME: Are you from earth?

Li: I don't wish to talk about myself at a higher level. People wouldn't understand it.

TIME: What are the aliens after?

Li: The aliens use many methods to keep people from freeing themselves from manipulation. They make earthlings have wars and conflicts, and develop weapons using science, which makes mankind more dependent on advanced science and technology. In this way, the aliens will be able to introduce their stuff and make the preparations for replacing human beings. The military industry leads other industries such as computers and electronics.

TIME: But what is the alien purpose?

Li: The human body is the most perfect in the universe. It is the most perfect form. The aliens want the human body.

TIME: What do aliens look like?

Li: Some look similar to human beings. U.S. technology has already detected some aliens. The difference between aliens can be quite enormous.

TIME: Can you describe it?

Li: You don't want to have that kind of thought in your mind.

TIME: Describe them anyway.

Li: One type looks like a human, but has a nose that is made of bone. Others look like ghosts. At first they thought that I was trying to help them. Now they know that I am sweeping them away. Complete article

Needless to say that without something like the "Recruit a Group of Crackpots" hypothesis it would be difficult to add any credibility to this belief system, and even with it it is largely speculation and subject to confirmation. For one thing he seems to believe in gods of some sort, although he's not clear about which version, nor is it clear at a glance at some of their web pages, but they do seem to consider God benevolent; however if that were the case then God would maintain an open honest line of communication from the beginning. A benevolent God wouldn't remain silent while religious leaders promote many different contradictory belief systems then start wars to prove which one is right.

Epicurus made this point very simply implying that either God doesn't exist at all or he has an undisclosed motive to explain why he's allowing all these religious atrocities to happen.

This quote has been disputed; however, it's a relatively simple concept and should stand on its own merits regardless of the source. 

Furthermore, if both aliens and god existed and God was benevolent then God wouldn't remain silent about the alien agenda and allow they to carry out this plan that he attributes to them. If there is something to the alien technology hypothesis Corso's explanation is far more credible since it includes some details about how he obtained the technology and helped distribute it for reverse engineering; but there's still many more questions to be answered like their motive, which Corso didn't claim to know. Nor did Corso attempt to dictate a version of the truth that seemed to know it all, instead supporting scientific research designed to figure out the answers that they couldn't explain.

Jacques Vallee wrote a book warning about many UFO cults before Falun gong expanded as a rapid rate, "Messengers of Deception" 1979/2008 PDF which first warned about the Raelians and Heavens Gate cults. Vallee didn't refer to Heavens Gate by that name in the first edition, since they didn't adopt if until the eighties, however he was right about them being a manipulative cult, as shown when they committed suicide about twenty years later. The Raelians seem clownish and harmless to me compared to Heavens Gate, although their beliefs aren't any more rational than Falun Gong. If the "Recruit a Group of Crackpots" hypothesis is accurate they could both have pieces of the truth in them but they would have to be subject to scrutiny and confirmation before accepting them as fact or even a viable theory.

If there are aliens influencing society, I suspect, there's little or no chance that Li Hongzhi could be "sweeping them away," and he doesn't offer any explanation as to how he came to his conclusions or any fact checking that he might have done. Jacques Val lee's research into the subject if far more scientific and he warned about any cult leaders dictating the truth without fact checking calling them "Messengers of Deception," although that book doesn't specifically say that they might be influenced somehow by aliens or some other unknown advanced intelligence it may be implied, especially since some of his other work does including "Dimensions," which seems to speculate about the possibility that UFOs might be connected to the formation of religion.

Perhaps one of the most convincing pieces of evidence might be the incidents at Fatima in 1917, which the Catholic Church refers to as a "Miracle of the Sun," although there's no way the Sun could have entered the atmosphere without frying the planet and being noticed all over the world. Vallee describes this in the following excerpts from "Dimensions":

Dimensions: A Casebook of Alien Contact by Jacques Vallee 1988

What Happened at Fatima

The famous apparitions at Fatima offer a historical example of the religious dimension of UFO encounters. The case is a celebrated one, yet I am prepared to wager that few Americans know the full story of what happened in 1917 near that small Portuguese town. I suspect that even fewer realize that the entire sequence of observations of an entity thought to be the Virgin Mary had begun two years previously with a fairly classical sequence of UFO sightings. ......

This "miracle," the reader will note, had been predicted several months before by three illiterate children after their vision of a woman "in a bright glow." She had not said that she was the Virgin Mary. She had simply stated that she was "from Heaven" and instructed them to return every month until October, when a public miracle would take place "so that everyone may believe." The events at Fatima involve luminous spheres, lights with strange colors, a feeling of "heat waves" – all physical characteristics commonly associated with UFOs. They even include the typical falling-leaf motion of the saucer zig-zagging through the air. They also encompass prophecy and a loss of ordinary consciousness on the part of witnesses – what we have called the psychic component of UFO sightings.

The Pattern of Prophecy

The first apparition at Fatima of the woman took place on May 13, 1917. Three children were watching their sheep when a bright flash surprised them, and they walked toward the large hollow pasture called Cova da Iria (literally: the Cave of St. Irene, an old sacred spot) to see what had happened. They found themselves caught in a glowing light that almost blinded them, and in the center of the light they perceived a little woman, who spoke to them, begging them to return every month to the same spot.

While the children had been alone on the first occasion, there were fifty people the second time, on June 13. They watched while the little shepherds knelt and became transfigured, as if transported into another world, at the time of the observation. The oldest child, Lucia, who was ten at the time, addressed an unseen entity whose answers were not heard by others in the group. One spectator, however, reported perceiving a very faint voice or the buzzing of a bee (a typical sound associated with modern-day UFOs). At the end of the dialogue all witnesses heard an explosion and saw a small cloud rise from the vicinity of a tree – on which all the succeeding manifestations would center. .......

Apparitions of a Flying Globe

On September 13 the crowd numbered thirty thousand, including two priests who were absolutely skeptical and had come specifically to establish the falsity of the much-heralded "miracles." The site of the apparitions was a wide amphitheater where most of the crowd had gathered to be close to the tree of the apparitions. However, the two skeptical priests had chosen a spot on the higher ground from which they could observe everything. The following is based on their report. Noon. The sun got dimmer, although no clouds were seen in the sky. Thousands cried: "There she is... look!" A globe of light was seen by all, advancing slowly down the valley, from east to west, toward the children. It came to rest on the tree. A white cloud formed and, out of the empty sky, shiny white "petals" began to fall. Let us ponder this description of the phenomenon by a witness: As the people stare at this strange sight they soon notice that the falling, glistering globules, contrary to the laws of perspective, grow smaller and smaller as they near them. And when they reach out their hands and hats to catch them they find that they have somehow melted away.

The children saw the entity again in the center of the globe, and the dialogue began once more between the Lady and Lucia. The promise of a miracle on October 13 was repeated. Then the radiant globe rose and disappeared into the sun.

Asked what he thought the globe was, one of the priests, now quite shaken, stated that "it was a heavenly vehicle that carried the Mother of God from her throne above to this forbidden wasteland." The concept of the earth as a prison or forbidden wasteland is a popular one among those who have been exposed to these phenomena.

The last apparition, as predicted, took place on October 13, 1917. The crowd numbered seventy thousand this time. (The size of the assembled crowd had grown in the following progression: 3, 50, 4,500, 18,000, 30,000, 70,000.) The vision was preceded by a flash of light at noon and a sweet strange fragnance. The children engaged in a dialogue with the Lady. Witnesses did observe the dramatic change on the faces of the three children, enraptured by the vision.

The predicted miracle took place as the apparition left the Cova da Iria. The rain that had been pouring down on the crowd suddenly stopped, and the heavy clouds parted. The sun appeared as a disk of brilliant silver, "a weird disk that turns rapidly on its own axis and casts off beams of colored lights in all directions. Shafts of red light shot out from the rim of the sun and colored the clouds, the earth, the trees, the people; then shafts of violet, of blue, of yellow and of other colors followed in succession." These colors have been described by an objective skeptic as "monochromatic sectors," and they were definitely revolving.

The reports speak of a flat disk rather than a globe. After a while it stopped spinning and "plunged downward in zig-zag fashion toward the earth and the horrified spectators."

Most witnesses believed their last hour had come. Many of them, including the debunkers, knelt in the mud and began publicly confessing their sins. Finally the disk reversed its motion and disappeared into the sun, the real sun, once again fixed and dazzling in the sky. The astounded crowd suddenly realized that their clothes were dry.

Such is the story of Fatima as it can be reconstructed from reports of the time and from church investigations. The final "miracle" had come at the culmination of a precise series of apparitions combined with contacts and messages that place it very clearly, in my opinion, in the perspective of UFO phenomena. Not only was a flying disk or globe consistently involved, but its motion, its falling-leaf trajectory, its light effects, the thunderclaps, the buzzing sounds, the strange fragrance, the fall of "angel hair" that dissolves upon reaching the ground, the heat wave associated with the close approach of the disk – all of these are frequent parameters of UFO sightings everywhere. And so are the paralysis, the amnesia, the conversations, and the healings. Complete book

Joaquim Fernandes and Fina D'Armada went into this in far more detail reviewing the historical transcripts and newspaper articles from the time and how the story changed repeatedly over the years in Heavenly Lights: The Apparitions of Fatima and the UFO Phenomenon which mostly agreed with Jacques Vallee, although they considered the estimate of the final crowd to be closer to 50,000 and a few other differences. However there's little doubt that tens of thousands of people saw something strange in the sky, that it couldn't have been the Sun and that it was predicted by these children who claimed to be in contact with what she said was "a small pretty lady," not the blessed Mary as the Church concluded who told her to go to the Cove for "six consecutive months, on the 13th of each month, and that at the end of that time, she would tell us who she was and what she wanted of us."

I went into this more in UFO Hypothesis Far More Credible Than Catholic Claim of A "Miracle Of The Sun" which also includes some very strange weather phenomena. If the UFOs did influence the weather somehow or were able to predict this strange weather five months ahead of time and if Climate Change is caused by human behavior then theoretically it could help explain the motives of the aliens, which may involve researching Geoengineering as well as medical treatment and many other things which I went into more in Hurricane Apocalypse Coming With or Without Fringe Conspiracy Theory and a recent follow up Amazon Fire Already Headed Down Memory Hole Like Kuwait Fires & China Smog!

Furthermore, the incredible amount of political insanity about many other issues, even though they know far better about how to pretend to serve the interests of the majorty of the public also raises an enormous amount of questions whether it's related to organ harvesting or not. They know full well that the media can rig elections by simply giving obsession coverage to the candidates they support while refusing to cover those they oppose, yet they want us to believe that it was Russia that rigged the elections; nothing they can do could possibly be nearly as bad as the incredibly bad job by the media and political establishment controlling the campaign process. Over three years ago I went into this in Yes Virginia There Is A Trump And Clinton Conspiracy before we even knew who the nominee was going to be and it was clear then that domestic institutions were rigging the election. After going through the clear evidence of corruption that was certain, I also commented about incredible amounts of insanity and how Hillary Clinton did have many more of the characteristics of the "Whore of Babylon" and that she developed many of them after some people started labeling her that way, and later it became increasingly clear that Donald Trump seemed to have the characteristics of the "Beast" of the Apocalypse.

I admitted at that time that this was an insane theory but instead of falling apart the official version of truth continued to get even more insane, if anything making the theory that should have fallen apart more likely. I still wouldn't call it a guarantee, but I can't completely rule out the possibility that this might be part of a controlled disclosure effort. As insane as it sounds, if there is something to it and a lot of people are going along with this conspiracy based on the assumption that they might benefit from this research and pass it on to the rest of humanity when it suits their purposes, not hours that they might enable a controlled disclosure effort at some times when they're done using and abusing the vast majority of the public. this might even involve enabling major reformer to implement many of the changes we need without providing full disclosure. If that's the case that candidate might even be Bernie Sanders. As much as I like him he has shown that he'll cave to the establishment and help restore their reputation by denying that the 2016 election was rigged, which raises major doubts about even him. Yet outside of that and a few other issues he's far more credible than any other candidates the mainstream media is willing to cover. If I thought that another grassroots candidate might have a chance of making a big difference I might support him, but clearly even if this is true Bernie is still far better than those that don't even do a good job pretending to represent the majority of the public. whether this is true or not there are still problems with Sanders, so even with the best candidate we need to hold him accountable when he's wrong on the issues, including Bernie.

However, not everything Falun Gong believe is as far-fetched as this seems to be; their life style is considered extremely healthy, not using cigarettes or alcohol and adopting a healthy exercise routine, which initially led the Chinese government to accept them in the early nineties saying that they could greatly reduce health care costs. And later on this would help them to be more appealing as organ donors.

Furthermore, there should be many things that we can do to improve health care for the vast majority of the public as well as protect the environment, which also causes an enormous amount of health problems, many of which shouldn't even be considered controversial. the leading res=on why none of the most effective ways to improve health care or protect the environment is usually the greed of wealthy people controlling corporations. It's not hard to find plenty of evidence of how powerful corporations are corrupting the political system to prevent fair access to health care or protection of the environment to increase profits, even though it does far more damage to the vast majority of the public than their profits could ever be worth, including The Truth About The Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us And What To Do About It By Marcia Angell and Dumping In Dixie: Race, Class, And Environmental Quality, Third Edition By Robert D. Bullard

Even if the estimates about how many people directly killed for organ harvesting are greatly exaggerated, as I suspect some of them are, there's far more indirect damage done by a social, economic and political system that allows a culture that enables this kind of corruption while ignoring more effective health care that should be far less controversial that can be shared with everyone, not just those that can afford it, like Single Payer, and implementing policies that would reduce the need for greater health care expenses, including ending epidemic levels of environmental destruction and wars based on lies.

Implementing major reforms would involve doing a much better job educating the public about a large variety of issues than either the mainstream media or the political establishment has demonstrated that they're willing to do even though they're taking our society on a suicidal path that could lead to irreversible amounts of environmental destruction, which is why in some of my past articles I speculated about the possibility that they might be planning some major reforms, at least enough to suit their own best interests even if they;'re not concerned with the best interests of the vast majority of the public.

However, if we did this, and there was full disclosure about how organs are retrieved from donors to ensure that there're no people murdered for them, and if we learned how to protect the environment far better, and avoid wars based on society in an open honest and ethical society where our leaders weren't constantly shrouding an enormous amount of their activities in secrecy while pretending to look out for our best interests, then there's little or no chance that they would be able to conduct some of the most controversial research projects on organ transplants. If Climate Change is caused by mankind as most people agreed then it may also be impossible to study how extreme weather might be impacted by the destruction of the environment and research into geoengineering, assuming that's possible, which a growing number of scientists agree it is.

If this ancient aliens theory is false then there still has to be other explanations for major unsolved mysteries; but if it's true then the "collateral damage" for this research could be far greater than the number of people killed in illegal killings for organs, since, in order to preserve a culture that enables it they may also have to preserve a culture that allows lots of environmental destruction. This is bringing about an unnecessary apocalypse of some sort. Yet there are few politicians discussing this issue and on the rare occasions when they do they only speak in a low profile manner with little or no follow up. One of the rare articles I found that discussed the issue said that Nancy Pelosi and Mike Pence agreed that China needed to be held accountable, but even though the same article cited some complicity by organizations within the United States they didn't speak about holding them accountable, even though they're directly accountable to the United ?States Government and when it comes to trade profits routinely take priority over human rights so they don't follow up on China either.

Furthermore, when searching for information on the subject it's far more common to find lawmakers trying to increase availability of access to organ transplants without addressing health care issues that aren't so controversial or mentioning the organ harvesting problem. If anything this could potentially make it worse; I don't want to deny people of health care anymore than anyone else, but there are already some cases within the United States where organs have been retrieved prematurely before people were dead. And many of the people pushing more access to organ transplants are also protecting an incompetent system that can save many more lives.

Even Bernie Sanders isn't discussing the issue; but at least he's doing far more to address health care with Medicare for All which would make health care that can save far more lives without killing innocent people available. Senators Warren, Collins, Todd Young, and Blumenthal are all introducing legislation to increase organ donations without any discussion about organ harvesting or efforts to prevent it from happening and they also oppose some of the most effective improvements on our health care system when it comes to other health care which doesn't put innocent people at risk, especially Susan Collins and Todd Young who both have voted against what little improvements of health care we have, and even though Elizabeth Warren's plans aren't as bad she has financial ties to the health care industry and opposed Single Payer until she began her campaign and even then often sent conflicting messages, implying she might be inclined to compromise of not push for it at all.

NBC News: China forcefully harvests organs from detainees, tribunal concludes 06/18/2019 LONDON — The organs of members of marginalized groups detained in Chinese prison camps are being forcefully harvested — sometimes when patients are still alive, an international tribunal sitting in London has concluded.

Drake fan Sofia Sanchez shares update on her transplant journey 02/05/2019

Drake fan Sofia Sanchez on heart transplant: 'I haven't felt this free in awhile' 09/20/2018 "Six days later, Sofia learned she had a heart donor. She eventually underwent a nine-hour surgery."

Sofia Receives Second Birthday Wish, Receives A Heart 08/27/2018

Frequently Asked Questions about Organ Donation retrieved from Way back Machine 01/11/2019 Q: What Is The Maximum Time Span Between Recovering Organs/Tissues and Transplantation?
A: The approximate maximum time for the following organs/tissues is: Lung (4-6 hours); Heart (4-6 hours); Liver (24 hours); Pancreas (24 hours); Kidney (72 hours); Corneas (14 days); Bone (5 years); Skin (5 years); Heart valves (10 years). ......
The time between death and donation is 12 to 36 hours for most organs and tissues.

How Long Do Transplanted Organs Last? 05/30/2019 On July 7, 1990, Randy Creech got a second chance at life when he received a new heart. But the transplant came with an expiration date. ...... “They told me if everything goes well, you’ll probably get about five years out of it,” Creech said, referring to his donated heart. “Five years sounded really good when they had just told me I had less than a year to live without a new heart.” That was nearly 29 years ago. Creech is still living with the same donated heart.

FACTS: DID YOU KNOW? Almost 114,000 people in the United States are currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant. Over 700,000 transplants have occurred in the U.S. since 1988. This comes to an average of over 23,400 per year.

Wikipedia: Organ transplantation in China Organ transplantation in China has taken place since the 1960s, and is one of the largest organ transplant programmes in the world, peaking at over 13,000 transplants a year in 2004.

History of Organ Transplants 1st successful kidney transplant 1954; First successful heart transplant 1968

Guanajuato has more to celebrate than being No. 1 for homicides State leads the country in organ donations 09/17/2019

Organ trafficking and transplant tourism and commercialism: the Declaration of Istanbul 07/05/2008

Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism: A Commentary on the Global Realities 2008

Supercooling tripled the shelf life of donor livers 09/09/2019 Chemicals that prevent the human tissue from freezing may help ease organ shortages

'Supercool' method triples organ survival 09/10/2019

Life Site News: StemExpress CEO admits selling beating baby hearts, intact baby heads in Daleiden hearing 09/06/2019
Life Site News: Only hearts harvested from living babies can be used for research, expert tells Daleiden hearing 09/19/2019 Life Site News is an anti abortion organization; many of them have a history of distorting the truth so this should be subject to scrutiny to confirm or refute the accuracy of the reporting.

The Epoch Times: ‘Unmatched Wickedness’: Tribunal Confirms Longstanding Allegations of Organ Harvesting by China 06/22/2019

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Lies, Bias, and Twisted Facts: MSNBC and Media Bias 08/28/2019

Friends of Falun Gong’s Response to NBC’s Dishonest Reporting 08/23/2019

NBC takes on the Epoch Times in bid to push Falun Gong-linked outlet off Facebook 08/30/2019

Maddow reveals how Chinese group Falun Gong went from disrupting events to running a shadow campaign for Trump 08/20/2019

Anti-China group hired GOP strategist in pro-Trump shift 08/20/2019

Yes Virginia There Is A Trump And Clinton Conspiracy

Wikipedia: Teachings of Falun Gong

Trump, QAnon and an impending judgment day: Behind the Facebook-fueled rise of The Epoch Times 08/20/2019

Epoch Times, pro-Trump Falun Gong news outlet, banned from buying Facebook ads 08/24/2019

Yes, Donald Trump really believes he is 'the chosen one' 08/24/2019

At Congressional Hearing, China’s Organ Harvesting Seen Through Rose-Colored Glasses 06/29/2016

Friends of Falun Gong: Organ Harvesting Reporter Nominated for 2017 Nobel Peace Prize 03/08/2017 Investigative journalist and author Ethan Gutmann has been nominated for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for his work exposing the mass harvesting of organs in China’s state-run hospitals from practitioners of the traditional spiritual practice Falun Gong.

‘So much mystery’: After a man died in prison, his body was returned without vital organs. 06/06/2019 The call came out of nowhere one April day last year: Everett Palmer Jr. was dead. The 41-year-old father of two had traveled from his home in Delaware to Lancaster County, Pa., on April 7 to resolve an outstanding DUI warrant from 2016, his family told The Washington Post on Thursday. But two days later, his family received a call that he had died at York County Prison. .... To add to the shock and confusion, when Palmer’s body was returned to his loved ones following an autopsy, his throat, heart, and brain had been removed. Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt, who is representing the family, said the body parts went “missing” for several months before they learned they were with an “outsourced” company.

Wikipedia: Teachings of Falun Gong About aliens, Li claimed that extraterrestrial aliens are actively intervening in human affairs.[66][67] Li claimed that aliens developed and introduced the technology used by humans today.[68][69] Li has denounced modern technology as part of an alien plot against humanity.[70] Li believes humans are being impersonated by alien agents.[71]

The Oligarchy’s Plans For Our Future Keep Getting Dumber 08/20/2019 Caitlin Johnstone

Organ Trafficking on the Rise 08/16/2012 Countries throughout Latin America, Asia and the Middle East are among the nations where organ trafficking has become a major business as demand for these body parts rises in some Asian, African and European nations but also in the United States, where in 2009 an FBI sting reeled in an alleged "matchmaker" who bought organs in Israel for $10,000 and sold them in the U.S. for as much as $160,000.

Closed clinics, silence fuel organ-trafficking fears in Dominican Republic 08/26/2016 Santo Domingo.- The surprise closure of three private clinics in Santo Domingo East and the Justice Ministry’s silence have fueled speculation that organ trafficking is behind the case of 10-year-old Carla Massiel Cabrera, who vanished last year, and which has rocked the country.

Organ Harvesting Investigation Widens After More Bodies Discovered 08/26/2016 Dawin Trininad Infante was arrested as a suspect in the disappearance of 10-year-old Carla Massiel and was denied bail. Sources say that once inside prison, Mr. Trinidad was befriended by an undercover agent posing as an inmate, to whom he eventually confessed that Carla Massiel had been killed for her organs.

Bitter Archives for Organ harvesting

NY Post: The ugly truth about China’s organ harvesting 06/23/2019 The verdict is in: On June 17, the China Tribunal announced its finding that China’s Communist regime has for two decades practiced systematic, forced organ removal from prisoners of conscience, mainly Falun Gong practitioners and Muslims.

Wikipedia: Organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China

Forbes: China Killing Prisoners To Harvest Organs For Transplant, Tribunal Finds 06/18/2019 On June 17, an independent tribunal which has been investigating "forced organ harvesting" from Chinese prisoners, including Falun Gong practitioners and Uighur Muslims, published its final judgment. The China Tribunal concluded that "forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale, [and] the tribunal has had no evidence that the significant infrastructure associated with China’s transplantation industry has been dismantled and absent a satisfactory explanation as to the source of readily available organs concludes that forced organ harvesting continues till today."

China is harvesting organs from Falun Gong members, finds expert panel 06/17/2019

Anti-China group hired GOP strategist in pro-Trump shift 08/20/2019

The Nightmare of Human Organ Harvesting in China 02/05/2019 Transplants far outnumber official donors. Prisoners of conscience evidently account for the difference. China stands accused of a gruesome trade in human organs. It’s difficult to prove, because the victims’ bodies are disposed of and the only witnesses are the doctors, police and prison guards involved. Even so, the evidence supports a damning verdict. The charge is that many prisoners of conscience—Falun Gong members, Uighur Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists and “underground” Christians—have been subjected to medical testing and had their organs forcibly removed. Those organs have fed an enormous trade in organ transplants. ....

Experts around the world have testified to China’s crimes. Israel, Taiwan and Spain have banned “organ tourism” to China. United Nations rapporteurs have called China to account for the sources of their organs but received no response.

China is harvesting organs from detainees, tribunal concludes 06/17/2019 He added: “There is no evidence of the practice having been stopped and the tribunal is satisfied that it is continuing.”

China harvesting organs from Falun Gong detainees, tribunal claims 06/17/2019

Chinese prisoners are still being killed for their organs, tribunal finds 06/17/2019

China’s forced organ harvesting at a massive scale makes it the go-to country for transplant tourists 04/24/2019

China is harvesting organs from Falun Gong prisoners in potential genocide, tribunal says 06/18/2019

Worst Fears About China's Organ Transplants And Prisoners Were Just Confirmed 06/19/2019

China Said to Continue Harvesting Prisoners' Organs 06/19/2019

Trump meets Chinese Uighur, other religious persecution victims at White House 07/17/2019

China Denounces Trump Meeting With Religious Exiles as Meddling 07/18/2019

The Epoch Times: Trump Meets With Falun Gong Practitioner, Other Survivors of Religious Persecution 07/22/2019

The Epoch Times: Incriminating Phone Calls: Doctors Admit to Live Harvesting of Falun Gong Adherents’ Organs in China 06/18/2019

Falun Gong Practitioner Tells President Trump Her Story of Persecution in China 07/19/2019

Elon Musk considers solar reflectors instead of nuking mars to warm it up 09/12/2019

The 13 Most Evil US Government Human Experiments 08/08/2012

End Transplant Abuse: Falun Dafa Targeted For Organ Harvesting 02/25/2016

Allegations of organ harvesting in China persist 06/02/2019

Beijing is harvesting organs from Falun Gong members who died ‘hideous deaths’, expert China Tribunal panel finds 06/18/2019

The Epoch Times: Founder of Falun Gong Speaks at Conference 06/21/2019 The emblem of Falun Gong, which has at its center the srivatsa, an ancient Buddhist symbol looks like a swastika, however this was used as a Buddhist symbol thousands of years before the Nazis adopted it at least from the time of Ashoka, who had an alleged revelation or epiphany, after founding an empire twenty-two hundred years ago, and converted to Buddhism adopting a pacifist belief system and new ethical guidelines for his Kingdom which were etched in stone on Ashoka's pillars.

A Tour Of Silicon Valley With Jacques Vallee By D. W. Pasulka, PHD PDF As I progressed with my research, I met a contemporary version of Colonel Philip Corso.

Pelosi And Pence Agree: China Must Be Held Accountable 07/19/2019 U.S. Complicit in Chinese Organ Harvesting The independent China Tribunal compiled evidence from over 50 witnesses. Report data estimates 60,000 to 90,000 organs have been forcibly extracted annually from victims in China over the past decade. ...... “American institutions have provided training to Chinese surgeons, like the University of Pittsburgh,” said Lin. “In the U.S., they say they will follow medical ethics but when they go back to China they are involved in organ harvesting.”

Do U.S. Hospitals Push Organ Black Market? 07/30/2009 "Some have a pretty cursory examination, like, `Are you sure you want to do this?"' said Art Caplan, a University of Pennsylvania medical ethicist involved in a U.N. task force on international organ trafficking. "Some don't look very hard."

Organs Harvested Prematurely? 10/05/2004 The cause of William Rardin's death was "removal of his internal organs by an organ recovery team," Montrose County Coroner Mark Young said. He said he did not believe the case should be a criminal matter, but that it "should lead to a clarification of what the accepted standard is."

Reform organ donation to save lives 07/24/2019

The U.S. organ transplant system is broken. But the latest fix will make it worse. 04/02/2019

Trump Executive Order Targets Flawed Organ Donation System 07/10/2019

Senators Warren and Blumenthal Request Information About Oversight of Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) 07/08/2019

Senators Warren and Collins Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Designate April as National Donate Life Month 04/12/2019

There is no Greater Good 06/22/2017

What is the Evidence of ‘Forced Organ Harvesting’ in China? July 9 2019

Cautious Optimism for Transplantation Under Trump Administration 2017 Egypt has arrested 45 people accused of illicit trafficking of human organs. The arrested include physicians, nurses, professors, middlemen and organ buyers. Officials charge that organ harvesting and transplants took place at private hospitals and health centers, including the medical facilities of Cairo and Ain Shams universities.

In 2010, the World Health Organization named Egypt as one of the top five countries involved in illegal organ trading. While Egypt bans the purchase of organs, poverty drives some Egyptians to sell body parts, often to wealthy foreigners. The country’s Health Ministry and Administrative Control Authority accused the trafficking network of exploiting the economic situation of some Egyptians. The United Nations estimates that hundreds of poor Egyptians sell kidneys and livers each year to purchase food and pay off debts.

Additionally, the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism, signed in 2008 and designed by the International Society of Nephrology and The Transplantation Society to motivate governments to boost ethical organ donation, reports that three distinct organ trafficking groups operate in North Africa. Two of the groups traffic Eritrean, Somalian and Sudanese migrants and refugees through Libya, and the third brings in refugees from Syria via Lebanon. All the transplants are performed in Egypt, and are primarily given to Russian and Chinese buyers.