I wrote the first three parts of this article back in September and planned to finish it in early October, but life intervened and truthfully I don’t think I was ready to confront how bad things will likely get as this Fourth Turning moves into the violent, chaotic war stage just over the horizon. The developments in the Middle East, Europe, U.S., China and across the globe in the last months have confirmed my belief war drums are beating louder, global war beckons, and much bloodshed will be the result. Fourth Turnings proceed at their own pace within the 20 to 25 year crisis framework, but there is one guarantee – they never de-intensify as they progress. Just as Winter gets colder, stormier and more bitter as you proceed from December through February, Fourth Turnings get nastier, grimmer, more perilous, with our way of life hanging in the balance.

In Part 1 of this article I discussed the catalyst spark which ignited this Fourth Turning and the seemingly delayed regeneracy. In Part 2 I pondered possible Grey Champion prophet generation leaders who could arise during the regeneracy. In Part 3 I focused on the economic channel of distress which is likely to be the primary driving force in the next phase of this Crisis. In Part 4 I will assess the social and cultural channels of distress dividing the nation, Part 5 the technological, ecological, political, military channels of distress likely to burst forth with the molten ingredients of this Fourth Turning, and finally in Part 6 our rendezvous with destiny, with potential climaxes to this Winter of our discontent.
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Update on Battle Against Hackers

We’re still being slammed with thousands of hacker attacks  a day, but we are attempting to implement some basic counter-measures.

Are you able to access the site?  Post comments?

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Impacts of Turkey’s Aggression against Russia. The “Turkish Stream” is Dead. Disruption of Gas Pipeline Routes to the EU. Russia’s Economy in Crisis?

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, who publishes Global Research.

“Regime change” in Ukraine engineered by the US State Department was largely responsible for the collapse of the “South Stream” gas pipeline project. Washington’s intent was to establish a de facto blockade which would prevent the flow of Russian gas to the European Union. 

“The South Stream gas pipeline worth €15.5 billion was intended to pump 67 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas to Europe annually.

The pipeline’s underwater section 900 km (559 miles) long was intended to run along the bed of the Black Sea from the Russkaya compressor station on the Russian shore to the Bulgarian coast.” (TASS, January 14, 2015)

On December 1, 2014, President Vladimir Putin announced that the project to build the South Stream gas pipeline “was closed due to the European Union’s unconstructive approach to cooperation, including Bulgaria’s decision [pressured by the US] to stop the construction of the pipeline’s stretch on its territory.”

South Stream Pipeline Route Options, source TASS

The South Stream was replaced by the “Turkish Stream”. The scrapping of the South Stream was coupled with the signing in Ankara of a historic December 2014 deal between presidents Vladimir Putin and Recyyp Erdogan.

Under the Russian-Turkish agreement pertaining to gas pipeline routes, Turkey was slated to become a major hub and transit route for the export of Russian natural gas to both Southern and Western Europe.
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A Waroholic Wishes You Peace on Earth

Imagine an alcoholic who managed every night to get ahold of and consume huge quantities of whiskey and who every morning swore that drinking whiskey had been his very last resort, he’d had no choice at all.

Easy to imagine, no doubt. An addict will always justify himself, how ever nonsensically it has to be done.

But imagine a world in which everyone believed him and solemnly said to each other “He really had no other choice. He truly had tried everything else.”

Not so plausible, is it? Almost unimaginable, in fact. And yet:

Everyone says the United States is at war in Syria as a last resort, even though:

  • The United States spent years sabotaging UN attempts at peace in Syria.
  • The United States dismissed out of hand a Russian peace proposal for Syria in 2012.
  • And when the United States claimed a bombing campaign was needed immediately as a “last resort” in 2013 but the U.S. public was wildly opposed, other options were pursued.

Numerous U.S. Congress Members said this year that the nuclear deal with Iran needed to be rejected and Iran attacked as a last resort, until the deal wasn’t rejected. No mention was made in 2015 of Iran’s 2003 offer to negotiate away its nuclear program, an offer that had been quickly scorned by the United States.
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Saudi Arabia Goes Scientology

Scientology is famous for suing everyone who criticizes it or its leaders.

For example, Business Insider noted in 2012:

The church has also launched  intellectual property suits to keep its re-ligious documents a secret, and it has waged legal battles throughout the world in the name of religious freedom.

The Church fought an epic battle with the IRS in an effort to secure tax-exempt status.

That finally resulted in a secret 1993 deal with the federal government, the Wall Street Journal reported in 1997, after obtaining a copy of the agreement.

Under the deal, the church won tax exempt status in exchange for paying $12.5 million and dropping thousands of lawsuits against the federal government.

Daily Beast reported in March:

“One of the experiences we had,” Gibney said on Wednesday during a lunch with journalists at HBO’s Midtown Manhattan headquarters, “is that when we went to license footage from the major networks they all declined to license it to us for legal reasons…One of the reasons is that the Church is so litigious and so aggressive in threatening to keep stuff from being in the media.”

Gibney added: “I found that interesting…that this somehow was too perilous to touch, because the Church beats its breast and says, ‘If you show that material, we’re going to sue you.’”
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Turkey’s Shootdown of Russian Jet Was a War Crime

A top U.S. air defense commander told Fox news that Turkey’s shootdown of the Russian jet “had to be pre-planned“.

But even if it wasn’t, the shootdown was still a war crime …

Specifically, as the U.S. commander notes in the linked interview, Russia was in no way threatening Turkey. It was unambiguously on a bombing run against ISIS.

International law expert Francis Boyle – Professor of International Law at the University of Illinois, Champaign, who was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989  – notes by email:

The Russian bombing of Syria is technically legal because they have the explicit permission of the Syrian government, but of course Putin will ultimately act in accord with his interests, not what is best for the Syrian people.


As the International Court of Justice ruled in the seminal Nicaragua case (1986), any use of force even in alleged self-defense must also fulfill the basic customary international law requirements of (1) necessity and (2) proportionality. Even accepting the government of Turkey’s version of events, it does not appear that there was any “necessity” for Turkey to destroy the Russian jet.

Washington’s Blog asked Boyle whether this is analogous to the “use of force” by someone with a gun who claims he was threatened by someone else. He answered affirmatively, explaining:
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Global Thanksgiving only possible with .01% removed from power over endless wars, 99.99%’s debt-slavery, media lies; it begins with your voice

9 minutes from Tragedy & Hope:

I’m all for being thankful for well-being at the scales of individual, family, friends, organizations, and small-scale communities, and recommend the practice of gratitude and love.

I’m also aware that large-scale communities can only be thankful in any objective measure when the current .01% “leaders” are removed from power for obvious crimes:

Although we are mere human guests on this beautiful but dominated planet with severely limited tools to see very much or very far, we have our thoughts, words, and actions as our own.

Please use the power given you so all Earth’s inhabitants may be thankful for the unique and awesome planet this could be.

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7-minute German TV ‘comedy’ sketch: as close as we’ve gotten to expose US .01% puppet dictators, neo-colonial lying Wars of Aggression

hat tip: InvestmentWatch

A popular German political satire television show, Die Anstalt, has a 7-minute sketch as close to the truth of US neo-colonial War Crimes in the Middle East as I’ve ever seen:

Factual documentation:

What is a solution?

I continue to assert a proven, obvious, and legal method to our not-so-funny predicament:

  • Arrests of .01% “leaders” for obvious crimes centering in war, money and lies (4-part series on arrests with videos).
  • Leveraging a reclaimed media, continue arrests with generous plea bargains and Truth & Reconciliation for testimony, documentary evidence, and physical evidence to best put the “Big Picture” together in preparation to build the brighter future for all Earth’s inhabitants’ success.
  • SOLUTIONS: the .01% with corporate media have suppressed solutions documented beginning with Benjamin Franklin how government can abundantly operate without taxes: monetary and credit reform allow the public to have near-instant prosperity: full-employment, zero public deficits and debt, the best infrastructure we can imagine, falling prices, and release of public TRILLIONS held in “rainy day” accounts. Full documentation here.


Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.
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Donald Sutherland 42-second video: Hunger Games is allegory to warn young people: ‘blind faith in US leaders gets you dead’

hat tips: MarkAlzano, Zen Gardener

The Hunger Games film series is popular because its message resonates: psychopathic .01% “leaders” staging children to kill each other with Orwellian rhetoric that such child deaths “bring peace” to society must be resisted. The richest sector uses 90% of the population as work animals they keep in poverty, under surveillance, and always under armed guards. Almost all of the richest 10% in the capital have no idea of the brutal conditions enforced upon everyone outside the capital.

Donald Sutherland plays the .01% “leader,” President Snow, who praises the annual child sacrifices as necessary. In this 42-second video, Sutherland is clear about the message of The Hunger Games:

  • “It is the ‘powers that be’ in the United States of America” that President Snow’s unlawful Orwellian oligarchy represents.
  • “War is for profit. It’s not to ‘save the world for democracy,’… no, bullshit. It’s for the profit.”
  • “The young people who will see this film must recognize… that blind faith in their leaders will get you dead.”

Mr. Sutherland is correct, as the facts show about US .01% crimes:

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2-minute video: Real Muslim leaders laugh at religious fanatics; ‘former’ colonial empire .01% today only demonize Muslims for re-colonization, and won’t stop until arrested for OBVIOUS War Crimes

bigotry: habitual state of mind with obstinate, irrational, and/or unfair intolerance of ideas, ethnicities, or beliefs different from one’s own. Etymology: “religious hypocrite.”

Mecca570’s 2-minutes of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s intelligent, sharp, and game-changing revelation how real Muslim leaders respond to religious fanatics (1958):

Anyone familiar with ordinary Muslim families are horrified, disgusted, and motivated to set the record straight from the bigotry of “former” colonial .01% “leaders” and their corporate media (here, here, here). The ongoing Emperor’s New Clothes lies to demonize and blame the victims of colonialism are easy to prove with the facts of the “former” empire nations’ crimes:

These crimes annually cost millions killed, billions harmed, and trillions looted, with recent history continuing literal centuries of US lie-began Wars of Aggression that involved your families in two horrific previous global wars.

In just 90 seconds, former US Marine Ken O’Keefe powerfully states the “very obvious solutions” to arrest .01% criminal leaders (documentation of Ken’s factual claims here). Video starts at 20:51, then finishes this episode of Cross Talk:
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